March is here, and while many will be busy at sports bars placing bets on March Madness, there's a ton of artists looking to deliver some performances all over the Big Apple. A symphonic metal band will bring a unique performance to Playstation Theater, a longtime New Jersey group make their return to Brooklyn, and a popular South Korean star will deliver more than "Two Melodies" in his first ever performance in the city. Plus, many acts will be sticking around for a bit with back to back performances. We've picked out 10 shows that are certainly worth your attention this month.
Friday, March 2
Excision, Liquid Stranger @ Terminal 5
Dubstep guru Excision and his 150,000 watt PK sound system takes over Terminal 5 for a weekend of electronic madness (night two takes place on Saturday, March 3). Both nights will include sets from Liquid Stranger, Dion Timmer, and Monxx along with some special guests. The Canadian producer released his latest album Virus in 2016.
Monday, March 12
Godspeed You! Black Emperor @ Brooklyn Steel
Experimental group Godspeed You! Black Emperor make their return to Brooklyn for a two night stint (night two is Tuesday, March 13) in support of their latest studio album Luciferian Towers. The four (or, if you have it digitally, eight) song release gained praise from A.V. Club and Pretty Much Amazing. For both shows, the band will be joined by Liberty and Tashi Dorji Duo.
Alex Cameron @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Tickets for Alex Cameron's second performance at Music Hall of Williamsburg are still on sale. If you weren't lucky to grab tickets for his sold out gig on Saturday, March 10, get yours ASAP before you're left out. The Australian is promoting his sophomore studio album Forced Witness. Singer songwriter Molly Burch will join him as support.
Wednesday, March 14
Nightwish @ Playstation Theater
For the remainder of 2018, Nightwish will be embarking on the Decades: World Tour. This trek will find the band performing deep cuts from their vast catalog. A majority of these songs will only be performed on this tour, so if you're a die-hard Nightwish fan, you should get tickets ASAP. The band will commemorate this trek with a special Decades compilation, which gets released on March 9. Their last studio album was 2015's Endless Forms Most Beautiful.
Thursday, March 15
Mat Kearney @ Playstation Theater
Mat Kearney is currently packing venues across the country on his CrazyTalk headlining tour. The trek is in support of his upcoming studio album of the same name, which is charged by the lead single "Better Than I Used to Be." Supporting him inside the Playstation Theater are Andrew Belle, who is promoting his latest record Dive Deep, and Filous, who is plugging his For Love EP.
Friday, March 16
Zion.T @ Playstation Theater
Rising K-Pop artist Zion.T has been winning numerous awards, including two Mnet Asian Music Awards for Best Male Vocal Performance and Best Collaboration. The artist will kick of his first ever North American tour in NYC, and tickets for his Playstation Theater performance are running low.
Saturday, March 24
Elohim, Yoshi Flower @ Rough Trade NYC
Before rocking thousands at Coachella, electronic musician Elohim will make their way to Brooklyn's Rough Trade NYC. The artist has been releasing a ton of new music recently, including the hot single "Fxxk Your Money." Yoshi Flower will open.
Wednesday, March 28
Darlingside, Twain @ Rough Trade NYC
Boston indie folk band Darlingside will have two performances (evening tickets can be bought here) inside Rough Trade NYC in one day, which is perfect if you're in the mood to see them twice. The band will be promoting their new studio album Extralife. Joining them on both shows are Twain.
Thursday, March 29
Monster Magnet, Painted Doll @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
New Jersey rockers Monster Magnet are set to drop their new album Mindfxker on March 23, and they're celebrating with a trio of shows in the Northeast. Their performance inside Music Hall of Williamsburg will feature Painted Doll as the opening act. Mindfxker is the proper follow up to Monster Magnet's 2013 studio album Last Patrol.
Saturday, March 31
TOKiMONSTA @ Brooklyn Steel
Los Angeles producer TOKiMONSTA brings The Lune Rouge Experience to Brooklyn Steel. Over the years, the artist has collaborated with artists such as Kool Keith and Anderson Paak. Joining her on this Saturday night affair are Leikeili47 and Deem Spencer.