What’s going on Wednesday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Ivan Julian benefit w/ Richard Hell, Debbie Harry, Vernon Reid & Burnt Sugar, Ian Hunter, Lenny Kaye, The Dictators NYC, Garland Jeffreys, Willie Nile, The Bush Tetras, Richard Barone & special guests @ City Winery
Former Voidoids guitarist Ivan Julian is sadly battling cancer, but a bunch of his very talented friends are playing some benefit shows in his honor. This is the first of two, and this one includes Voidoids leader Richard Hell, plus fellow NYC punk legends Debbie Harry (Blondie), Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group), and Handsome Dick Manitoba's current version of The Dictators, plus no wave vets The Bush Tetras, Mott the Hoople singer Ian Hunter, Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid, and still plenty more.
M. Ward, NAF @ Webster Hall
Singer-songwriter M. Ward's smoky croon is the main attraction tonight, but his old pal Jenny Lewis is part of opening act NAF (that's Nice As Fuck) which also features Erika from Au Revoir Simone and Tennessee of The Like.
Ben Folds with yMusic, Dotan @ Beacon Theatre
Piano pop dude Ben Folds teamed with classical sextet yMusic for last year’s So There. Catch their version of chamber pop live tonight.
Muuy Biien, Pill, Total Slacker, Field Trip @ Shea Stadium
Athens, GA’s Muuy Biien make punky, hyperactive indie rock, which will fit right in on this bill of Pill's saxxy skronk and Total Slacker's noisy shenanigans.
Mike Birbiglia @ The Lynn Redgrave Theater
Comedian Mike Birbiglia has been doing his show “Thank God for the Jokes” for nearly two years. He’s putting it to bed, but not before this run which was recently extended through May.
St. Lucia, Pure Bathing Culture @ Irving Plaza
We aren't crazy about the headliner, but if you're going to this show, it's worth catching the breezy, dreamy sounds of Portland, OR pop band Pure Bathing Culture.
Joseph, Liza Anne @ Mercury Lounge
Joseph, a trio of three women (not one man), started out as a harmony-driven folk band but they're heading in a poppier direction, closer to Florence + the Machine or Haim. Their debut album for ATO Records will be out later this year.
Death Index, Shredded Nerve, Pawns @ Saint Vitus
Merchandise singer Carson Cox brings his trademark croon to a heavier musical backdrop with his other band Death Index. Tonight’s the second of two NYC shows on their current tour.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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