Day of Show: Your Memorial Day weekend concert guide

Many of you fools will be leaving town for suburban BBQs, beach-blanket bingo and traffic on this long weekend. The rest of us will be right here, checking out one of these righteous shows:


A stellar triple bill of diverse noisemakers—Holy Fuck + A Place to Bury Strangers + The Morning After Girls—takes to the Music Hall of Williamsburg. HF and APTBS also play the Bowery Ballroom on Saturday with Crocodiles in the opening slot. (Check out a recent write-up of ours on Crocodiles here.)

Siblings from Olympia, Washington, Wolves in the Throne Room, bring their curious update of modern black metal to Club Europa. They also play the Studio at Webster Hall Tuesday. (Check out our show preview here.)


The Boss plays a sold-out show at the Izod Center. We still have faith that you can get a ticket in the lot.

Psych-rockers Himalaya and young punks Browns share a bill at Public Assembly. You'll want to see both before they get too big.

The avant-jazz trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith leads a hard-grooving combo at Symphony Space.


B.B. King's hosts two solid throwback shows on the same night: First up, the Bangles walk like Egyptians; later that night, a stacked bill of hip-hop royalty including Method Man, Redman, EPMD and Brand Nubian takes to the stage. (Read our review of the new Meth and Red disc here.)


The New York Philharmonic plays its annual free Memorial Day concert at St. John the Divine.

Francis and the Lights serve up funky rhythms at Zebulon to cap off your long one. (Check our recent interview with Francis Farewell Starlite here.)

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