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