White Lung at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
Hudson Mohawke (right) w/ TNGHT in August (more by Robert Altman)
Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...
Hubble, John Mannion, Diaphragm, Migrations in Rust, Yellow Tears @ 285 Kent Avenue
When Ben Greenberg isn't playing with The Men (or any of the other bands he is/was in), he makes experimental music on his own as Hubble which is very worth checking out as well.
Fort Lean, Dave Monks (of Tokyo Police Club), Roommates @ Baby's All Right
NYC trio Fort Lean are finishing up their new album, so here's a chance to check out some new songs. It's also a chance to see TPC frontman David Monks in solo mode.
Caveman, Vacationer, See Through @ Bowery Ballroom
Ever-popular NYC indie band Caveman are throwing their first-ever "Cavemas Celebration" tonight. What exactly that entails...you'll have to go to find out.
Turquoise Jeep @ Brooklyn Bowl
Lemme smang it girl. Smash it and bang it.
Biz Markie (DJ Set) @ Brooklyn Bowl
Hip hop elder statesman Biz Markie released his first album 25 years ago. He's still got what you need, and he'll be spinnin' it tonight.
Gems, FEMME, My Body @ Glasslands
Washington DC's ethereal dancepop duo GEMS headline tonight but, if you're going, also check out Femme which is the solo project from Ultraista singer Laura Bettinson.
Matthew E. White, Dosh, Howard Ivans @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Having made one of 2013 more acclaimed records -- Big Inner -- Matthew E White headlines tonight. Get there early for Rosebuds frontman Howard Ivans who, in solo mode, makes soulful R&B.
Ceremony, White Lung, Perfect Pussy, Sleepies @ NYU's E&L Auditorium
Before NYU students take their finals and go home for winter break, they're getting a late-semester punk show that absolutely rips and is also open to the public (for a mere $5 at the door). All four of these bands are great, with powerviolence band-turned-garage punks Ceremony, the shredding, intense White Lung, the rackety Perfect Pussy, and Brooklyn's punk 'n' rollers Sleepies.
Mori, These Wild Plans, Graveyard Lovers, Sham-Poo, Hibou, Travis Alexander @ Pianos
New Montreal band Mori make slinky, alluring dancepop. Check out their debut EP below and their midnight performance tonight is free.
Hudson Mohawke, Kwes, Trippy Turtle, Jim-E Stack, Heathered Pearls @ Output
Hudson Mohawke is one half of TNGHT, and also worked on the recent Kanye West and Drake albums, so you know he knows his way around a studio. He also knows how to get a crowd going, and this should be a pretty fun show. Good openers too.
Tourist, Jim-E Stack, AIMES @ Rough Trade
Tourist got a boost in his career from his association with Disclosure, and considering just about everything they touch turns to gold, it might not be long before this guy is in way larger venues. So catch him at the relatively small Rough Trade NYC while you still can.
Porches, Krill, Baked, LVL UP, Lost Boy?, Bueno @ Shea Stadium
Tonight at Shea Stadium is the second night of the farewell party for Brooklyn venue Big Snow Buffalo Lodge, which closed over the summer. Good lineup too, including "bummer pop" band Porches, eccentric indie rockers Krill, crunchy Built to Spill-style indie rockers LVL UP, and others.
Mystical Weapons (Greg Saunier & Sean Lennon) @ Union Pool
Sean Lennon is a whirlwind of activity these days. He just played last night at Union Pool with his orch-pop band GOASTT, and he's back at the venue tonight with this improvisational project with Deerhoof's Greg Saunier.
Brian Chase & Andrea Parkins, Forever House @ Silent Barn
Yeah Yeah Yeahs drummer Brian Chase is performing tonight with accordionist (!) Andrea Parkins, which should be interesting.
The Cult @ The Wellmont Theatre
Goths turned arena-sized riff rockers, The Cult are currently on the road playing their AC/DCish 1987 album, Electric, in full.
NRBQ @ Iridium
Terry Adams is the only remaining original member, but the "world's greatest bar band" still have a great catalog of underappreciated pop gems to choose from.
Com Truise, AEON RINGS, Kodacrome @ Paper Box
Com Truise recently announced a 2014 tour which includes a headlining NYC gig at Bowery Ballroom, but head to Paper Box tonight to catch him in a more intimate environment before then.
Gnaw, Notekillers, Psalm Zero @ Trans Pecos
The first ever show at Trans Pecos, the new venue operating in the old Silent Barn space (915 Wyckoff Ave), is a Northern Spy-presented night of noise-influenced metal and vice versa with Gnaw (ex-Khanate), Psalm Zero (mems of Castevet and Extra Life), and The Notekillers.
Potty Mouth @ Converse Rubber Tracks
Potty Mouth split the line between indie rock and punk, and they do it well. This is a free FADER-presented show but RSVP is closed.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.
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