photo: Repulsion at Warsaw in 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
photo: some of the guests from Wednesday’s Big Terrific (by Ryan Muir)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Big Terrific @ Warsaw
Williamsburg’s long-running comedy night comes to an end with two big shows at Warsaw. Original hosts Jenny Slate, Gabe Liedman and Max Silvestri are all here and Joe Mande will be on hand for both shows as well. As to who else may show up at these sold-out farewells, we’ll just have to wait and see.
Mobb Deep, Funkmaster Flex, Alchemist, Smif-N-Wessun @ BB King’s
The legendary Queensbridge rap duo Mobb Deep celebrated the 20th anniversary of their seminal 1995 album, The Infamous, yesterday, and today they’re blessing their home city with a show. It’s a great lineup all around, with veteran DJs Funkmaster Flex and Alchemist on board, plus another ’90s-era NYC duo, Smif-N-Wessun.
They Might Be Giants @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
This is the fourth of five shows at MHOW that They Might Be Giants are doing this year, and tonight’s is a celebration of their recently-relaunched Dial-a-Song service as well as a release party for their new album, Glean.
Repulsion, Dehumanized, Skullshitter, Lucid Terror @ Saint Vitus
Repulsion were initially only around for a few years in the ’80s, and their brief career resulted in the sole full length, Horrified, which was one of the earliest records to start pushing thrash metal in an even more terrifying direction that eventually became known as grindcore. They’ve been reunited for over ten years now, but chances to see them are still infrequent. If you’re thinking about this one, don’t miss it.
Today is the Day, Lazer/Wulf @ The Paper Box
Today Is the Day returned last year with their tenth album, Animal Mother, another fine example of their noisy, shapeshifting metallic hardcore.
Zongo Junction, Wild Yaks, Invisible Familiars, ET Anderson @ Baby’s All Right
It’s the conclusion of the 2015 edition of Brooklyn’s annual pysch-heavy Brain Cave Festival which boasts an eclectic lineup (including the rowdy Wild Yaks and Beatlesque Invisible Familiars) and visuals by Drippy Eye Projections.
Jeff Rosenstock, Chumped, All People, The Moms, Sammy Kay @ Asbury Lanes
After years fronting Arrogant Sons of Bitches and then Bomb the Music Industry!, Jeff Rosenstock struck out as a solo artist and released this year’s We Cool?, which is an excellent indie/punk album. If you’re going, don’t miss his pop-punky tourmates Chumped.
Expert Alterations, Pale Lights, Cheap Sneakers, Green Pages @ Alphaville
A fine night of jangly, ’80s-style indiepop awaits at this Bushwick spot tonight with Slumberland Records’ newest band, Expert Alterations, headlining. Also on the bill are Green Pages which features members of The Beets, Sapphire Mansions and Cause Co-Motion, as well as Pale Lights (members of Crystal Stilts and Comet Gain).
Bonnie Stillwatter (aka Bonnie “Prince” Billy + Watter) @ The Studio at Webster Hall
The great Bonnie “Prince” Billy (aka Will Oldham) has a new collaboration with psych rock band Watter (mems of Grails, Slint) and following yesterday’s pop-up shows, tonight they’ll DJ a free party at The Studio at Webster Hall.
The Macaulay Culkin* Show @ Shea Stadium
In addition to his cable access show (where he took over Chris Gethard’s timeslot) comedian Brett Davis co-hosts (with Sally Burtnick) the monthlyThe Macaulay Culkin Show. The April edition (4/26) will feature Seaton Smith, Phoebe Robinson, Jason Saenz, Unisex, Max Wittert, Brian Fiddyment and Edy Modica.
White Prism @ Ace Hotel
If your taste in synthpop leans towards the Italo stylings of Sally Shapiro, you might want to check out Brooklyn’s White Prism, whose new album, Open Heart Job, was just released. They’re playing every Sunday in April at Ace Hotel.
Culturama @ Trophy Bar
This pop-up vinyl shop in the back of Trophy Bar (located under the picaresque J/M line) will feature tons or rarites, still-sealed deadstock and lots dollar records, plus live vinyl DJ sets from Edan, Sean Rowlands and Thanksgiving Brown. 4-8 PM.
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