Posted in To Do | music on July 1, 2013

Death at BV-SXSW 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

John Grant at LPR in April (more by PSquared Photography)
John Grant

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

Death, The Everymen, Purling Hiss @ Le Poisson Rouge
Detroit protopunk band Death, who were little known in their time but rediscovered a few years back and have now made their legend known (thanks in part to their documentary), have some of the most menacing punk songs to come out of the '70s and they still rip today. LPR is a great venue to catch them in, and any opportunity to these guys is one worth taking. The show is being opened by NJ garage rockers The Everymen (who play one of the final Maxwell's shows next week) and Purling Hiss, whose great new album, Water on Mars, makes them very worth seeing.

John Grant, Empress Of @ Bowery Ballroom
Playing his biggest NYC yet (moved up from Mercury Lounge), John Grant is visiting from Iceland supporting his terrific second solo album, Pale Green Ghosts. Empress Of open, making for a highly recommended show. Tickets are still available.

Weyes Blood, Strawberry Hands, Dandelion Fiction, James Strong @ Silent Barn
Weyes Blood (aka onetime Jackie-O Motherfucker member Natalie Mering) makes brilliantly crafted drone folk and she returns to Silent Barn tonight for a show that also includes Strawberry Hands, Dandelion Fiction, and James Strong.

Night Beds @ Maxwell's
Winston Yellin's indie folk project Night Beds brought his tour to NYC for a show at Glasslands last night, and now he's sticking around the area for a show at Hoboken's Maxwell's tonight, one of the last shows at the NJ venue.

The Numerators, Burnt Ones, A Rex & J Rex @ Cake Shop
San Francisco's glam-psych trio Burt Ones are on tour supporting their new album, You'll Never Walk Alone, which is out now on Burger Records. (Stream it on Spotify.) Quality locals The Numerators play as well.

There's a few good comedy options tonight too like Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield, Broken Comedy w/ Hannibal Buress @ Bar Matchless, Doug (Benson) Loves Movies @ Gramercy Theatre, and Mike Birbligia @ Union Hall. For more laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar.

Bow Wow Wow, Gene Loves Jezebel @ Grand Victory
Don't get too excited, '80s fans: This line-up of Bow Wow Wow only contains one original member (bassist Leigh Gorman) with singer Annabela Lwin nowhere in sight; meanwhile, this GLJ is fronted by Michael Aston (while his brother, Jay, tours Europe also using the name).

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Comments (17)

If you are not moved by the DEATH movie, you are dead inside.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2013 11:11 AM

Bow Wow Wow no longer performs with Annabella so you might want to pass on tonight's Grand Victory gig.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2013 11:13 AM

I understand that this site is vegan in pretty much name only but come on, a McDonalds at at the top of the page? Show a little bit of integrity.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2013 11:33 AM

there is no way to underestimate how much the new listings sucks

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2013 11:37 AM

Gotta admit I'm pretty shocked that BV is doing business with McDonalds. Geez.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2013 11:41 AM

Getting advertisement money from McDonalds is pretty low.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2013 11:41 AM

Enormous McDonald's Big Mac ads all over BV. This is priceless and hilarious.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2013 12:44 PM

The McDonalds ad was actually a mistake by our ad company is now removed!

Posted by brooklynvegan | July 1, 2013 12:45 PM

so glad this new format isn't TOTALLY FUCKING EVIL

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2013 2:09 PM

Please please please go back to old listings format, this is useless.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2013 4:29 PM

In good faith to your readership you should donate the ~$18.93 you made from those McDonalds ads and donate them to a vegan charity.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2013 5:02 PM

I hope you get AIDS for switching to this format.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2013 6:23 PM

People bitching about this new format are about as bad as that lins@nity guy. Give it a rest people.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2013 8:38 PM

The new quarter pounders are game changers.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2013 10:49 AM

this song was one of the reasons that i wanted to learn how to play the guitar but sadly my attempt failed .Still love this band 

Posted by Raegan | May 27, 2014 5:03 AM

Is that a Stratocaster? I wanna play like that. Just that twangy sound. Its....Its fucking beauty, man.

Posted by Philo | October 6, 2014 11:09 AM

All great shows tonight! Yowza!!!

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2014 11:40 AM

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