The Thermals @ LPR, 2011 (more by David Andrako)
The Men @ Saint Vitus, Dec. 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
today in NYC
* Paul Oakenfold @ Pacha
* Aaron Roche @ The Stone
* Questlove @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Rachelle Garniez @ Barbes
* Bleeding Heart @ The Stone
* Kat Edmonson @ City Winery
* Dionne Warwick @ B.B King's
* T.I., Joe Budden @ Best Buy Theater
* No Small Money Brass Band @ Barbes
* Indians, Night Beds @ Mercury Lounge
* Callers, TEEN, Olga Bell @ Union Pool
* MØ, Watch The Duck @ Santos Party House
* Dita Von Teese @ The Gramercy Theatre
* Alpine, I Am Lightyear @ Mercury Lounge
* Janeane Garofalo @ Eastville Comedy Club
* The Thermals, Habibi, Hilly Eye @ 285 Kent
* Tomorrow We Move To Hawaii @ Cake Shop
* Dauwd, Chrome Sparks, Braille @ Glasslands
* Lost Coves, Totem, Niabi @ The Grand Victory
* Lucy Love, Linkoban, Kelow @ Public Assembly
* We Are Scientists @ The 34h & Broadway Gap Store
* The Ugly Club, Long Faces, Hello Radio @ Maxwell's
* Rustie, Shlohmo, Jackmaster, Oneman, D33J @ Output
* Django Django, Night Moves @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Shilpa Ray, Our Mountain, Don't, Ora Iso @ Shea Stadium
* The Men, Nude Beach, Parquet Courts @ Bowery Ballroom
* Enter Shikari, Architects, Heartist, Crossfaith @ Irving Plaza
* Soulive, Luther & Cody Dickinson, Kung Fu @ Brooklyn Bowl
* North Mississippi Allstars Duo, Arum Rae @ The Slipper Room
* Hsu_nami, Ellis Ashbrook, Trebuchet, Viva Mayday @ Paper Box
* Stinking Lizaveta, Marching Teeth, Polygamyst @ Saint Vitus Bar
* Christian Finnegan, Damien Lemon, Sean Donnelly @ The Stand
* Wild Leaves, Sondra Son-Odeon, Trummers @ Pete's Candy Store
* Emanuel and The Fear, Bailey Cooke, The Falls @ Rockwood Music Hall
* 1-800-BAND, Kay Kasperhausen, Michael Des Barres @ The Bowery Electric
* Bad Credit No Credit, Ana Nizi Maza, Popular Culture, Sophia Knapp @ Cameo Gallery
* Praha Depart, Bowmont, Valleys, Man Without Country, Late Guest at the Party @ Pianos
* (U)nity, Blue Mountain Bustdown, Evil Giraffes on Mars, Night of the Living Funk @ Spike Hill
* Nicky Hornby, Ed Park, Shelia Heti, Gabrielle Bell, Amanda Filipacchi, Dawn on Midi @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Andrew W.K. (Speaking), Adam Lowitt (of the Daily Show), Sean Donnelly, Chris Rose, Prince Klassen (DJ Set) @ Legion Bar
* Elvis Costello, Bettye La Vette, Talib Kweli, Booker T. Jones, The Waterboys, Sandra Bernhard, Citizen Cope, D'Angelo, Blind Boys of Alabama @ Carnegie Hall (Prince Tribute Show)
Perhaps unsurprisingly for the week before SXSW, but NYC is bonkers for show options tonight, including the BV-presented Thermals/Habibi/Hilly Eye show at 285 Kent (sold out).
You could also attempt to have your own little SXSW club-hopping experience on the Lower East Side tonight: Australia's Alpine play early at at Mercury Lounge; Montreal's Valleys and Wales' Man Without Country are at Pianos; and Norwegian synthpop band Tomorrow We Move to Hawaii are at Cake Shop. To make it really like SXSW, drink only Sailor Jerry rum and make sure your phone's battery remains below 15%.
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Drake revealed an aggressive new single, "5AM in Toronto," which will presumably appear on his upcoming album, Nothing Was the Same. Stream the track below.
Blanche Blanche Blanche, who are playing NYC soon, are streaming their new album, Wooden Ball, in its entirety. Listen below.
We nominate Lemmy of Motorhead for president! Unfortunately, Troma already came up with that idea though, as seen in the NSFW trailer for Return to the Class of Nuke 'Em High below.
Drake - "5AM in Toronto"
R E A L M A G I C - Deep Breathing
Blanche Blanche Blanche - Wooden Ball