This fall, the adventurous Chicago-based indie label Thrill Jockey is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and to mark the occasion, it’s presenting a series of all-star
concerts in cities across the United States. Here in New York, we’ll get two shows, with many of the label’s heavy-hitters due at Webster Hall tonight, including its flagship post-rock outfit, Tortoise; local black-metal philosophers Liturgy; and the playful electronic duo Matmos, whose Thrill Jockey debut comes out next month. Younger—or maybe just fringier—acts such as White Hills and Guardian Alien (with former Liturgy drummer Greg Fox) get a jump on their elders Friday at Death by Audio in Brooklyn.
Sat., Sept. 15, 5:30 p.m., 2012
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