Posted in To Do | music on August 18, 2013

The Sword in Austin in 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
The Sword
Doldrums at BV-SXSW 2013 (more by Kevin Figueroa)

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

Jim Bentley Memorial @ Cake Shop
Jennifer O'Connor, Doug Gillard and more pay tribute and memorialize The Fort Studio's Jim Bentley who died last month. The show is free but donations are suggested, with proceeds going to Bentley's mother.

Weed Hounds, Technicolor Teeth, Failed States, Big City @ Death By Audio
Weed Hounds are back playing shows again, and tonight they're on a bill at Death by Audio that also includes the Nuclear Spring-related Failed States.

Radical Dads @ South Street Seaport's Front/Row stage (FREE)
Brooklyn trio Radical Dads recall the heyday of '90s-era indie rock while remaining very much in the now. This show is part of the Sound Bites Series which is booked by BV's Bill Pearis. He DJs at 3 PM and the band's on at 4 PM.

Alice In Chains, Jane's Addiction, Coheed & Cambria, Circa Survive, and more @ Jones Beach
Get a dose of alt-rock nostalgia with the current incarnation of Alice In Chains and Jane's Addiction on the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival, which hits Jones Beach tonight. The rest of the lineup features Coheed & Cambria, Circa Survive, and more.

The Sword, Castle, American Sharks @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Austin stoner rockers The Sword have been on the road a lot since the release of 2012's Apocryphon, and they return to NYC tonight for a show with Castle and American Sharks. They'll be in the NYC-area again this September on their tour with Clutch.

Out in the Streets 2013 (Day 1) @ Vander-Ende Onderdonk House
Ever want to see a bunch of indie rock bands in the backyard of a historic Dutch Colonial stone house in Ridgewood Queens? You can do just that at Day 2 of the Out in the Streets Fest, featuring Toronto's Doldrums, Ava Luna, Wild Yaks, Dan Friel and Las Rosas. Doors at 1 PM and more details at the Facebook event page.

Naam, Radkey, Balam, Blackout @ Saint Vitus
Brooklyn's Naam have a new LP out this year, Vow, and tonight they'll be bringing their heavy space rock to Saint Vitus, where they'll be headlining a hometown bill that also includes Radkey, Balam, and Blackout.

The Act of Estimating As Worthless, Spook Houses, Crying, Frankie Cosmos @ Shea Stadium
Spook Houses' 2012 album, Trying, was one of the better overlooked lo-fi/indie rock albums of that year, and as you may know from the many local shows they play, they deliver live too. You can catch them tonight at Shea with Crying (with whom they share a member), The Act of Estimating as Worthless, and Frankie Cosmos.

Flight of the Conchords @ McKittrick Hotel
New Zealand's 4th most popular guitar-based digi-bongo acapella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo got back together after nearly four years apart. Their tour brings Brett & Jemaine to the impossibly small McKittrick Hotel for a few shows and, of course, it's sold out. On the plus side: there's talk of a movie.

Polygamyst, The Company Corvette, Marching Teeth, Gondola @ Union Pool
NYC (Polygamyst, Marching Teeth) and PA (The Company Corvette, Gondola) are equally represented on this all-stoner metal bill at Union Pool tonight. (We assume it's this Gondola and not this Gondola.)

Hannibal Buress has his weekly comedy show tonight in the front bar of Knitting Factory. He gets some of the biggest names in the biz. You never know who may show up. The show is free and fills up early.

For more laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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


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Comments (26)

format: sucks

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2013 12:14 PM

Sept can't get here soon enough. The music scene really dries up at the end of August.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2013 1:31 PM

new format sucks

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2013 1:34 PM

weak night

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2013 1:43 PM

I personally enjoy the new format... It is reminiscent of reading the ingredients on a hummus container.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2013 1:47 PM

I agree. The new format SUCKS.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2013 3:17 PM

The new format sucks

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2013 6:15 PM


Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2013 6:43 PM

Man- this new format sucks

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2013 7:52 PM

This format is eye roll ridden

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2013 7:52 PM

New format is aces! I was able to spend 9 seconds of my life reading about the Flight of Conchords show and then eventually got to the part of it being long sold out. Aces!

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2013 8:37 PM

Breaking Bad was good

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2013 11:20 PM

I know I'm the only one, but I think the new format blows.

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2013 1:04 AM

Whoa- who made the format so shitty

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2013 1:41 AM
send in a email of frustration to get the old format back. This is grass roots.

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2013 1:42 AM

The format is okay. It reminds me of a gay frohawk i met once in wesleyan.

Posted by Max Horwich | August 19, 2013 6:25 AM

The Sword is awesome

(if you are high as fuck)

(but then again Doritos and dog piss taste awesome then too)

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2013 8:23 AM

Could you make a tab? I don't care if it's incomplete but that would be awesome, especially if you put it on Ultimate-Guitar

Posted by Damian | January 30, 2014 12:46 PM

They are my hope about the music future since 2003. Long live The Sword!

Posted by William | February 13, 2014 8:26 AM

Sounding like Sabbath isn't a bad thing. Especially not the way the Sword does it, as they definitely add a unique flavor to the sound rather than mere imitation.

Posted by ANDERSON | February 17, 2014 2:21 PM

Why do people not put the track times? What's the song at about 28 mins?

Posted by Gregory | May 12, 2014 3:45 AM

bassist will be bald in a couple years...nothing wrong with that...its how my longer hair also started looking shortly before i lost it. hes gonna be shaving his head in a few years or else look like devinT and the rockyhorror guy

Posted by Skye | May 28, 2014 12:48 PM

John Lee Hooker, said in an interview: "When you play the guitar, be yourself, if you copy me, you aint YOU, you ME"

Posted by Raelyn | May 28, 2014 12:49 PM

Sounds like my band's new song/jam, Listen to its called The Depth, check it out on my channel

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