Posted in To Do | music on June 23, 2013

Rush at Barclays Center in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)

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

Motor City Bar Closing Party (FREE)
While the Ludlow St. fixture will be open till the end of the month, this is the official week-early wake for the joint, with free music from The Swinging Neckbreakers, Tall Black Girls, Baby Shakes and The Othermen, as well as a slew of DJs including Jonathan Toubin. Party starts at 4 PM, bands are from 5 - 7 PM, and they'll keep it going till 4 AM. It's free.

Alabama Shakes, Johnny Fritz, Houndmouth @ Capitol Theatre
Blues rockers Alabama Shakes, who just played Firefly yesterday, are bringing their tour to the NYC-area tonight for a show at Port Chester's Capitol Theatre. The bill is rounded out by a genre-appropriate lineup of Jonny Fritz (formerly Corndawg) and Houndmouth. You can still grab tickets if you haven't already.

Rush @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Prog rock legends Rush bring their tour to the newly-renovated Nikon at Jones Beach Theater (which looked pretty nice during Fleetwood Mac's show last night). The weather's looking good again so it should be a great night for some rock royalty and massive drum solos on the water.

Social Distortion, Dave Hause, Cheap Time @ Warsaw
Last night, long-running Orange County punks Social Distortion took their tour with Loved Ones frontman Dave Hause and garage rockers Cheap Time to NJ for a show that also included Hot Water Music. Tonight, HWM sadly won't be on the bill, but that aside, Brooklyn's Warsaw will be a much more intimate space to catch this band than Roseland Ballroom, and it should be a pretty wild show. To see Cheap Time at an even wilder show, catch them at Pianos tomorrow night.

Shakey Graves, Marmalakes,Wild Child @ Mercury Lounge
Austin singer/guitarist Shakey Graves, who played our BV Austin CMJ show in 2012, returns to the NYC tonight for an all-Austin bill that also includes Marmalakes and Wild Child. If you've yet to check him out, fans of The Tallest Man on Earth should dig his style. Familiarize yourself with this live session he filmed last year.

Femi Kuti & The Positive Force, Sinkane, King Britt DJ Set @ Central Park Summerstage (FREE)
This summer's free Summerstage shows in Central Park continue today with a pretty diverse lineup. The show's being headlined by afro-beat master, Femi Kuti, and also includes a set by Yeasayer/Of Montreal collaborator Sinkane and a DJ set from King Britt (who has releases on Hyperdub and other labels). Today's show runs from 3PM-7PM and is totally free.

Free Time, Ducktails @ Shea Stadium
Tonight is the release party for Free Time's self-titled debut which came out a couple weeks ago on Underwater Peoples. Fronted by Australian ex-pat Dion Nania, it's lovely post-VU strummy pop. They got a good get for their undercard: Matt Mondanile's Ducktails who usually play bigger places than Shea. Regal Degal, who just moved back to Brooklyn after a sojourn in LA, open the night. $10 at the door.

The New York Electronic Art Festival @ Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts (FREE)
Part of the River to River Festival, the NYEAF "provides audiences with an opportunity to experience cutting-edge electronic artwork from artists working across the arts and technology spectrum." Tonight is headlined by industrial pioneer JG Thirwell who will perform with chamber ensemble The Manorexia Project.

Mother Falcon @ Joe's Pub
Enormous Austin collective Mother Falcon continue their NYC residency tonight which should, if nothing else, answer the question "can 18 people and their instruments actually fit on the Joe's Pub stage?" Tonight's guest is singer/songwriter Raul Midon. Advance tickets are still available.

Color War, Psychobuildings @ Ace Hotel (FREE)
Though the optimal place to listen to Color War would be in the Mojave desert with some cactus-based products to ingest, the swanky Ace Hotel is a lot closer for most of us, and the show is also free. Also playing is one-man psych-dance outfit Psychobuildings.

Obsolete Cinema w/ 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' & 'KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park' @ Freddy's Bar (FREE)
Why not spend your Sunday afternoon in doors watching obscure cult classics at this much-loved South Slope bar. Today's the kickoff event featuring two musical stinkers from 1978: the all-Beatles musical starring The Bee Gees and Peter Frampton (and George Burns and Steve Martin); and infamous made-for-TV movie starring everyone's favorite costumed rocker in a very Scooby Doo type story. Sgt. Pepper's is at 2:30 PM; KISS is at 4:30 PM.

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 (28)

Please bring back the old format! If we really want to know more about a show we can click the links ourselves. Besides you'll generate more click revenue that way

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2013 1:38 PM


Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2013 3:27 PM

+1000. The new format is truly awful.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2013 5:12 PM

This new format is like a hummus platter without any pita triangles. You can admire it, but you are left unsatisfied.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2013 5:21 PM

new platform sucks ducks. and we all know ducks don't enjoy being sucked.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2013 5:40 PM

5:21 really nailed it

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2013 6:26 PM

No way Rush is touring?!? They like never tour in this area!

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2013 7:10 PM

BOOO stop doing the paragraph explanations

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2013 7:16 PM

I didn't realize this was a format. I HATE THIS.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2013 7:22 PM

holy fuck where is the old list
you know the one that fucking worked

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2013 7:23 PM

New list is better! Quicker! The only complainers are guys who play bass in shitty bands that don't get listed anymore. Bravo BV!

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2013 7:32 PM

Despite outliers like 7:32, I think the majority of readers are making it perfectly clear that this new listing format is BV's "jump the shark" moment.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2013 7:50 PM

old format y'all! i wonder when the words old format and new format will be blocked.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2013 8:18 PM

dis floormat bloze

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2013 8:22 PM

8:22 totally

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2013 9:15 PM

i STRONGLY agree with 138. please please please bring back the old listings!!

1. the new "selected shows" listing is not a quick read or really user friendly

2. the full NYC calendar's format is abysmal at best- and terrible to navigate using a smartphone

*** today's listings was absolute required reading because it was concise, clear, and fairly comprehensive- i am now actively searching for a complete list site to supplement bv.c

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2013 9:39 PM

This presumes people want to see the same 8 shows? If this isn't changed I'm not reading this blog anymore.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2013 11:19 PM

Rush Sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2013 11:49 PM

RUSH fucking ruled tonight!!! Rock royalty for sure, so happy I saw them. Geddy Lee is a god!!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2013 1:31 AM

Post some Rush pics please

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2013 1:41 AM


Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2013 1:43 AM

Rush was ok

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2013 2:19 AM

Rush was a fair version of wonderfully dismal.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2013 5:10 AM in place if BV's shitty show listing format.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2013 7:26 AM

ow fun! Everything looked great! I’m sure they all had tons of fun! I’m hoping to do something this creative for our little guys 2nd birthday in November but with Fire Trucks.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2013 7:27 AM

Ride it out. Reserve a quiet defense. Don't rent out space in your head.

Posted by Courtney | September 25, 2013 2:51 PM

Thank god I grew up in New York City, where we don't have mass school shootings and rampages.

Posted by Kaliyah | May 30, 2014 5:22 AM

Hail to woman of rock that dont give as fuck and just be.. Engaging..Raw.. and fucking delicious!!!

Posted by Sotur | October 5, 2014 5:05 PM

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