Posted in To Do | music on November 11, 2013

My Bloody Valentine at ATP NY 2008 (more by Abbey Braden)

Anna Calvi @ Bowery Ballroom, 2011 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

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

My Bloody Valentine, Dumb Numbers @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Shoegaze vets My Bloody Valentine are nothing short of legends and pioneers, with great material that speaks for itself and some of the most inventive guitar playing of the past few decades. This year they shockingly returned with mbv, this first new album since 1991's classic Loveless, and they've also been doing some tour dates since its release. The tour finally comes to NYC thsi week for shows at Hammerstein Ballroom tonight and tomorrow. Opening is Dumb Numbers, the project of Australia's Adam Harding which features contributions from Dinosaur Jr's Lou Barlow and Murph, Jesus Lizard's David Yow, Melvins' Dale Crover and more. Not positive who's in his live band, but we know Murph is for sure.

Anna Calvi, Gems @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
The  sweeping, widescreen style of music Anna Calvi makes isn't exactly "pop" in the current sense of the word, but it is still enthralling. Especially live, she's a truly powerhouse performer with a spine-chilling voice and serious guitar chops.. Tickets are still available, highly recommended.

Elvis Costello @ The Capitol Theatre
Power pop pioneer/all-around great songwriter Elvis Costello is fresh off a collaborative album and show with The Roots, but this month he's back to the solo format for a tour that hits The Capitol Theatre twice this week, tonight and tomorrow.

Sky Ferreira, Smith Westerns, Gang of Youths @ Webster Hall
Sky Ferreira's recently released debut album, Night Time, My Time, is big, arena-ready pop with a rock edge, and she's out supporting it with garage poppers Smith Westerns.

Humanbeast, Profilgate, Pvre Matrix, Nick Klein @ 285 Kent Avenue
Two excellent purveyors of minimal/darkwave Humanbeast and Profligate team up for this show at 285 Kent which should turn into a dark, gothed-out dance party.

Mahogany, Domino Kirke, Metalleg, Men and Whales @ Glasslands
Currently working as a duo, local shoegazers Mahogany are back in action after a five-year hibernation.

Dylan Fest @ Bowery Ballroom
The annual Dylan Fest returns for its first of two nights at Bowery Ballroom tonight. The show will feature Bob Dylan classics performed by a number of musicians, including members of Black Keys, The Hold Steady, Heartless Bastards, The Mooney Suzuki, and more.

Mike Birbiglia @ Union Hall
Comedian Mike Birbiglia does another of his informal 'Working It Out' shows at Union Hall tonight.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac does his weekly Night Train comedy show at Littlefield with guests Jon Glaser, Brooks Wheelen, Myq Kaplan, Sasheer Zamata, Andy Haynes, and more.

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Comments (34)

ahhh I'm stoked for mbv!

doors at seven / opener at 8 ?

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 12:33 AM

This Monday will be differently cool like any ordinary Mondays of my life. Would catch up later.

Posted by Marla Ahlgrimm | November 11, 2013 2:11 AM

lorde + haim

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 2:48 AM

how do you know?

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 3:48 AM

I don't. It's just a fucking blind-ass guess.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 5:37 AM

1233. That's what I figured too. Anyone know what time doors usually open at Hammerstein?

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 8:17 AM

8:17 - Um...the MBV tickets have 7pm doors printed right on it.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 8:24 AM

Opener tonight is Dumb Numbers but what about tomorrow?

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 9:00 AM

Surprised these are not sold out. Hope BV gets a shot of the posters, missed my chance to see it @ Electric Factory as they were limited to 40.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 9:04 AM

^ not surprised because the over $100 a ticket for seats at the Hammerstein is obsessive...if whole venue was under $100 would have sold out

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 10:38 AM

it's only over 100 for certain seats at hammerstein, and that's a weird venue thing they've done for other shows.

tickets are 55 or 56 plus fees. a lot, but not 100.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 10:49 AM

^and the Philly show was only $35...

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 11:05 AM

Elvis Costello is known as a "Power pop pioneer"?

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 11:11 AM

Hammerstein always has a LONG line just to get to the front door security goons so get there nice & early.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 11:13 AM

ive never had any trouble getting in to any (non-beyonce type) shows at Hammerstein....

this isn't even sold out - no need to get there "early"

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 11:25 AM

who was in the Dumb Numbers band last night? this should be easier to figure out, but i'm getting nothing on google.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 11:46 AM

BV forgot the Eagles at MSG.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 1:58 PM

so what time does mbv go on?

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 5:19 PM

Doors 7:00 pm
Dumb numbers 8:00 to 8:40 pm
Mbv 9 to 11:00 pm

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 6:00 PM

Tickets for MBV clearly say doors at 8:00pm.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 6:35 PM

doors are at 7 for MBV - no where on the tickets does it say doors at 8

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 6:36 PM

anybody comment on this yet?

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 9:49 PM

MBV was siiiiiiiiick

Posted by Anonymous | November 12, 2013 7:35 AM

Show was not as loud as 08-09 shows. What's goin on?

Posted by Anonymous | November 12, 2013 7:51 AM

The overall volume wasn't as loud, but the end of You Made Me Realise certainly was as loud as ever. Felt like my throat was going to get sucked out.

Posted by Anonymous | November 12, 2013 8:22 AM

I heard You Made Me Realise wasn't as long as 08-09 shows either. Remember when they played that song for about 17 mins? How long was it last night?

Also how crowded did the floor get? Should I get there little before 9?

Lastly did you see any people selling tickets outside for cheap?

Posted by Anonymous | November 12, 2013 8:46 AM

Yeah they only did You Made Me Realise for about seven minutes last night. When I saw them in 08 it was more like twenty minutes.

I got there right when the opener's set finished, easily got within 20 feet of the stage towards middle. Great spot.

A lot of people selling tickets outside. It's not sold out so you have a good chance at getting a relatively cheap ticket.

Enjoy, they were phenomenal last night.

Posted by Anonymous | November 12, 2013 8:57 AM

Thank you 857am for the info!

Posted by Anonymous | November 12, 2013 9:37 AM

According to a San Fran Chron article I read, sound is not as loud since the equipment used on the new album would completely drown out vocals on the mix, so they had to take the good with the bad.

Posted by Anonymous | November 12, 2013 10:01 AM

very nice music i love it .

Posted by cartoonitos | November 12, 2013 2:49 PM

Anna Calvi's first album was one of the musical highlights of 2011 and I'm excited for the followup, One Breath, coming out in October. This first single brims with the emotional power and musical virtuosity I've come to expect from Anna. 

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