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Elf Power at Terminal 5 in 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...
Earl Sweatshirt, Vince Staples @ Bowery Ballroom
Odd Future rapper Earl Sweatshirt finally made his full return with Doris, the long-awaited followup to his 2010 debut, EARL, and now he's on a month-long headlining tour in support of it. Vince Staples, who appears on Doris, and also put out his own album this year, opens the show.
Elf Power, Great Lakes @ Knitting Factory
Elephant 6 vets Elf Power are about to head on a tour opening for their old pals Neutral Milk Hotel, but before that they're doing some smaller headlining dates, like tonight's Brooklyn show at Knitting Factory. Opening is another Elephant 6-related band, Great Lakes.
Mark Kozelek @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Whether he's playing in Red House Painters, as Sun Kil Moon, collaborating with The Album Leaf, or covering everyone from Godflesh to the Misfits, Mark Kozelek is one of our generation's best and most prolific songwriters, and a leading member of the slowcore movement.
The Weeknd, Banks, Anna Lunoe @ Radio City Music Hall
Canadian R&B singer The Weeknd followed his trilogy of mixtapes with his first official studio album, Kiss Land, this year and he's supporting it on a big tour that brings him to NYC for two nights at Radio City. Tonight's the first night and he does it again tomorrow.
Goblin, Secret Chiefs 3 @ Webster Hall
It's something that almost no one thought they'd ever see on North American shores: Italian prog rockers Goblin, whose soundtrack from Dario Argento's Suspiria is a undisputed classic, playing in NYC. Tonight's their second NYC show and tickets are still available
Steely Dan @ Beacon Theatre
Donald Fagen and Walter Becker continue their seven-night run at Beacon, tonight doing what many believe to be their finest album, Aja, in full, plus "selected hits." Tickets are still available.
Butter The Children, Neighbors, Teen Girl Scientist Monthly @ Cameo Gallery
Another of the many chances to catch NYC pop shoegazers Butter the Children.
Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac does his weekly Night Train comedy show at Littlefield with guests Julian McCullough, Jeffrey Joseph, Ron Babcock, Mike Recine, Janelle James, and Marcella Arguello.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.
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