Posted in To Do | music on June 18, 2013

Jim James @ Bonnaroo 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Jim James

Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

Jim James & The Roots @ Prospect Park
My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James and hip hop renaissance men The Roots are teaming up for a collaborative set today for a Celebrate Brooklyn show at Prospect Park. Tickets are still available.

Syd Arthur @ Mercury Lounge
The UK's Syd Arthur seem to be pretty doing pretty well over in their home country, and now they're bringing their proggy, jazzy pop over to the US for a NYC show at Mercury Lounge tonight. Celestial Shore open.

Heliotropes @ Glasslands
NYC's Heliotropes are celebrating the release of their debut album, A Constant Sea, tonight at Glasslands with support from Bad Cop and Fan-Tan. (You can stream the album over at SPIN.) They also play the free 4Knots Festival later this month.

Guards @ Brooklyn Bowl
Another solid NYC band, Guards, play a show at Brooklyn Bowl tonight. It's free if you RSVPed (which is now closed) and if you didn't, you can still get in with $5 at the door. Fort Lean open.

CHVRCHES @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Synth pop trio CHVRCHES, whose debut album comes out in September, play their second of two sold-out NYC shows tonight with Still Corners.

Laurie Anderson & more @ Rockefeller Park
The River to River Festival continues tonight at Rockefeller Park with the first of two shows from avant-garde pop veteran Laurie Anderson. For tonight's show, she'll be joined by the Annie Gosfield Trio (Annie Gosfield (sampling keyboard), Roger Kleier (guitar), Ches Smith (drums) ), Gerry Leonard (guitar), Doug Wieselman (horns), Eyvind Kang (viola) & special guests Steve Buscemi and Young Jean Lee. Tonight's show is a "stories" show and tomorrow's is "songs."

Lauren Flax, JD Samson, Justin Strauss & more @ Output
A bunch of solid local DJs will be at Williamsburg dance club Output tonight for "Group Hug," a fundraiser for the Williamsburg Walks.

Mother Falcon @ Littlefield
Austin's 18-piece baroque pop collective Mother Falcon continue their two NYC residencies tonight at Littlefield. Each one has different guests and tonight's are Johnny Gandelsman and Christina Courtin. Their next NYC show is 6/23 at Joe's Pub.

LL Cool J, Ice Cube, Public Enemy, De La Soul @ NJ Performing Arts Center
The Kings of the Mic Tour which features LL Cool J (w/ DJ Z-Trip), Ice Cube, Public Enemy, and De La Soul, hits the NYC-area for its first of two shows tonight. Tonight's show is in NJ but that same lineup will play Roseland Ballroom on Thursday (6/20).

Ned Rothenberg, Marc Ribot & more @ The Stone
Multi-instrumentalist Ned Rothenberg is beginning his weekly residency at The Stone tonight with two shows. His first show (8 PM) is with Peter Evans and Zeena Parkins, and his second (10 PM) is with guitar wizard Marc Ribot.

Big Neck Police, Palm, Tom Blacklung & the Smokestacks, Tetsuo @ Death by Audio
Williamsburg all ages DIY space Death by Audio is hosting a solid local bill tonight (on the noisier side) with Big Neck Police, Palm, Tom Blacklung & the Smokestacks, and Tetsuo (ex-Fiasco).

The Riot Grrrl Collection @ Bluestockings Bookstore, Café, & Activist Center
Former Bikini Kill singer Kathleen Hanna was just here with her new band, The Julie Ruin, for Northside. Tonight she talks about zine making, collecting and the riot grrrl legacy with her onetime Le Tigre bandmate Johanna Fateman, GUNK creator Ramdasha Bikceem, onetime Bratmobile member Molly Neuman, and Riot Grrrl Collection archivist and editor Lisa Darms. 7 PM, free.

Valient Thorr, Gypsyhawk, Ramming Speed @ Saint Vitus
Party metallers Valient Thorr bring their tour with Gypsyhawk and Ramming Speed to Saint Vitus tonight for their second of two NYC shows this week. Tickets for tonight's show are still available.

The English Beat @ City Winery
The Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival continues tonight with a show from Dave Wakeling's The English Beat. No other original members... but it's free.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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Comments (14)

John McLaughlin, legendary Jazz Fusion guitarist, live at the Blue Note all week.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2013 9:50 AM

The Airborne Toxic Event with the Calder Quartet at Summerstage...

What the hell is it with this blog's hatred of this band? They're one of the best, hardworking ones out there. They never have a bad show; yet, people are so over-critical of them.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2013 9:54 AM

The Airborne Toxic Event is like, a major label creation of what they think an indie band sounds like. So awful.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2013 10:01 AM

LOL 10:01, no it isn't. It's a singer's transformation of poetry from his dark family times into music with his classically-trained musician friends. You can't get more NOT major label than that. They are humble musicians who spend their lives on the road playing for their fans and creating a budding repertoire of tracks.

Sure, Jaquire King fucked up the album that dropped this year like he did with Cold War Kids two years ago thinking he can keep repeating the 'hitmaker' "Kings of Leon --> Sex on Fire" effect. I will grant you that.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2013 10:52 AM

1052...are you 13?

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2013 11:41 AM

Dude at 11:41 - WTF? Are you kidding? If you knew ANYTHING about the band you'd know they are about as far from a major label creation as one could get. They had a major hit song in LA while they were still unsigned! TATE always give a great show.

Posted by Carolyn | June 18, 2013 12:09 PM

11:41, I love when people surrender to childish tendencies to pelt people they don't agree with because their P4K god doesn't approve of said [band] or [album].

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2013 12:31 PM

to be clear, airborne toxic event are on a major label and have been for years. hard to say they are as not major label as you can get.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2013 1:03 PM

it gon' rain

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2013 1:26 PM

Is there an opener at the Jim James/The Roots show tonight?

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2013 4:07 PM

Well, the bright side is we can always see fat Kathleen Hanna at the lesbo bookstore.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2013 10:36 PM

Jim James' voice sounds like angels wearing pants made out of graham crackers and sitting on chairs made out of ice cream. and when those angels speak sprinkles fly out of their mouths.

Posted by Gia | September 22, 2013 5:35 AM

Was the clipping on vocals intentional, or did someone get very creative?

Posted by Raina | June 3, 2014 7:28 AM

This is one of the best films of the last century, freely inspired to Akira, of Katsuhiro Otomo, or rather, the protagonist of Akira, precisely Tetsuo. The film shows a decadent reality, and it prophesied that this world will be rust, prophecy currently is verified to be correct. Simply wonderful.

Posted by Luchotto | October 5, 2014 9:16 AM

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