Posted in To Do | music on September 20, 2013

Vampire Weekend at Roseland in April (more by Robert Altman)
Vampire Weekend

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

Vampire Weekend, Solange, Sky Ferreira @ Barclays Center
FIve years ago, when "A-Punk" was playing everywhere you went, it wasn't entirely predictable that Vampire Weekend would still be achieving baroque pop excellence three albums in. But that's what they've done, and in celebration of that, tonight they try out their skills as an arena rock band at Barclays Center. Get there early for the Dev Hynes-associated pop of Solange and Sky Ferreira.

Pixies, Parquet Courts @ Bowery Ballroom
Pixies might have lost Kim Deal as a member (they have Kim Shattuck of The Muffs in her place) and you might not be huge on their new EP, but this is still three of the four original members of one of the most classic indie rock bands of our time, playing relatively intimate venues. Tonight they wrap up their four-night run in NYC at Bowery Ballroom. Parquet Courts, who can headline a venue that size on their own (and will do so soon) open the show.

Cosmic Psychos, Pampers, Call Of The Wild @ Cake Shop
Australian farmers/proto-grunge band Cosmic Psychos are currently celebrating their 30th anniversary as a band and are touring North America for the first time in a very, very long while. Tonight's the first of two shows at Cake Shop and is with one of NYC's best new(ish) bands, Pampers.

'Blokes You Can Trust' screening @ Over the Eight
While in town for the Cake Shop shows, Cosmic Psychos are also screening their documentary 'Blokes You Can Trust' each night. Tonight it's at Over the Eight and Saturday it screens at Videology, both in Williamsburg.

Charles Bradley and The Menahan Street Band, The Budos Band, Naomi Shelton & Gospel Queens @ Williamsburg Park
It might be a bit colder out than it was for the other Williamsburg Park shows this summer, but throw on a sweater and enjoy some classic soul from the great Charles Bradley.

Nude Beach, Suspicious Beats, Honey @ Mercury Lounge
Brooklyn rockers Nude Beach, who take a punky approach to the classic-style of tunes of Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Costello, play one of their many local shows at Mercury Lounge tonight. Always a good time.

The Selecter @ Gramercy Theatre
While not as well known as their 2-Tone brethren, UK ska vets The Selecter are still essential listening for anyone who owns an album by The Specials or The Beat. Singer Pauline Black is still a pistol live, too.

Phaeleh, The-Drum @ Glasslands
UK atmospheric dubstep producer Phaeleh is over in the US right now, and tonight he'll be bringing the vibes to Brooklyn for a show at Glasslands. Opening is Chicago's also-impressive production duo The-Drum.

L-Vis 1990, Nick Hook @ Le Bain
Two regulars on the NYC electronic scene, L-Vis 1990 (Night Slugs) and Nick Hook (Fool's Gold), team up for a party at Le Bain tonight.

Patti Smith @ Metropolitan Museum Of Art
Patti Smith just announced some club dates, but if you've got tickets to tonight's sold-out event at the Met, you can see her in a less-rock environment doing a tribute to Hildegard of Bingen.

2562, Martyn, Contakt @ Output
Two futuristic dubstep producers, 2562 and Martyn, will join forces to keep the bodies moving all night at Williamsburg dance club Output. NYC's Contakt kicks things off.

Death In June @ The Bell House
While Douglas P is the sole orignial member at this point, uber-influential and controversial neofolk band Death in June are still pushing buttons.

DTCV, No Sky God @ The Bowery Electric
Jim Greer spent time in Guided by Voices and, for many years, was one of SPIN's best writers. His band DTCV (pronounced "detective") make post-VU indie rock.

Jenny Owen Youngs, Mal Blum, Stephen Brodsky @ Union Hall
Cave In's Stephen Brodsky is about to play with his riff-heavy side project Mutoid Man at Saint Vitus on Monday, but tonight he takes his softer solo project to Union Hall, where he'll be joined by fellow singer/songwriters Jenny Owen Youngs and Mal Blum.

Heatsick, Maxmillion Dunbar, Aurora Halal @ 285 Kent Avenue
Two experimental electronic musicians, Heatsick and Maxmillion Dunbar, are teaming up to melt minds at 285 Kent tonight. Mutual Dreaming's Aurora Halal is on the bill too.

Bad Side, Fuck SS, Brain Slug, Pleasure Industry @ Acheron
Bad Side, who Paint It Black called the best current hardcore band in Philly, and who will open for Kill Your Idols at Santos in November, will be in NYC tonight to headline a show at Brooklyn punk/metal club Acheron. Also on the bill is fellow Philly band Fuck SS and two Brooklyn punk bands, Brain Slug and Pleasure Industry. Stream Bad Side's just-released Everybody Wants Something From Me 7" below.

Coke Weed, Light Heat, Peter Bauer (of The Walkmen), pow wow! @ Shea Stadium
Peter Bauer is pulling double duty at this show tonight. The Walkmen bassist is playing as part of Light Heat (ex Mazarin) and is also making his solo live debut tonight.

Fred Frith @ Roulette
Avant-garde guitar great is performing his 1980 album Gravity at Roulette with a large group of musicians. If you can't make it tonight, he does it again tomorrow too.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band @ McKittrick Hotel
It's the first of two nights for My Morning Jacket collaborators Preservation Hall Jazz Band at McKittrick Hotel (where they also did a residency in July).

San Fermin, Alexandra Steward @ Le Poisson Rouge
Making music equally indebted to indie rock and theatre, San Fermin released their debut album this week and tonight's the record release party. Fans of the Dessner brothers, DIrty Projectors and RENT, take note.

The Lindsey Buckingham Appreciation Society, Dave Hill @ Littlefield
Fleetwood Mac's world tour has already hit NYC so what's a fan to do tonight? Go see this skilled tribute act perform Tusk in its entirety. Plus our pal Dave HIll opens and, just guessing, might make an appearance for a guitar solo or two.

Ian Hunter @ City Winery
He's not a young dude anymore but former Mott the Hoople singer Ian Hunter still wears shades onstage. His most recent album, When I'm President , got pretty good reviews.

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 (27)

party at webster hall (chvrches x icona pop)

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2013 1:38 PM

weak night

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2013 1:38 PM

set times for vampire?

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2013 1:45 PM

Sigur Ros at Mann! Woot!

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2013 1:48 PM

weak fuckin night

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2013 1:52 PM

Sigur Ros would be the jam, if it were basically anywhere but Filthydelphia

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2013 1:57 PM

set times for barclays?

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2013 2:13 PM

alice and the glass lake at rockwood music hall is by far the best thing going on tonight, sorry i can't make it

if any normal human beings actually read the comments on what has become of this site, check her EP out on yt

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2013 2:29 PM

SECRET NINE INCH NAILS SET AT LITTLEFIELD

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2013 3:22 PM

They are only doing 3 songs at most at little field not an actual set.

Posted by Todd | September 20, 2013 3:31 PM

madball are coward rapists

Posted by stupid bitch | September 20, 2013 3:33 PM

Palmkite with Sevens and Paint at Legion Bar.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2013 3:46 PM

set times 4 barclaysssssss

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2013 4:03 PM

Tedeschi Trucks Band at the Beacon, you dopes! They've got 3 shows there this week, 2 are sold out. Come on, BV. Get on the ball.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2013 4:36 PM

Serious question: how strict are they at Barclays? Can I smoke some weed down in the floor section?

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2013 4:42 PM

Tedeschi Trucks Band > Anything else going on this weekend.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2013 5:16 PM

Vampire Weekend, Solange, Sky Ferreira @ Barclays Center. What a horrible show in a horrible arena. Have fun kids!

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2013 5:19 PM

bowery presents show = call merc box

sky ferreira 8pm
solange 9pm
vamp wknd 10:15pm

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2013 5:28 PM

Ian Hunter and even the semblance of The Pixies will be better than that shitpile at Barclays

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2013 9:34 PM

934 Absolutely. I'd throw Tedeschi Trucks in there with Ian and The Pixies.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2013 11:04 PM

Just saw NIN do 3 new songs at littlefield!! My life is now complete!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Timothy | September 20, 2013 11:59 PM

Did I just see NIN in bklyn?

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2013 11:59 PM

Wow. 3 songs. How incredible!

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2013 12:13 AM

vamp weekend are great. yall just fronting cuz u think its fun.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2013 5:36 PM

Love the Vampy Weeks!

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2013 8:16 PM

The question mark has a deeper meaning than you thing. The official lyrics for the section with the question mark is "Ut Deo," which means "To God." However, if you listen to the song, it sounds like "What Deo?," i.e. "What God?" The dual meaning if this line is representative of the song, which praises God while doubting him at the same time. If there were lyrics for this part, the dual meaning is ruined.

Posted by Charleigh | October 15, 2013 9:31 AM

Wtf???!!! I put this on loud and went into the other room came back in to hear her making that strange sound! thought someone was in distress shocking voice!

Posted by Kimoy | October 18, 2014 12:35 PM

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