Posted in To Do | music on January 11, 2014

Pig Destroyer at Gwar-B-Q 2013 (more by Josh Sisk)
Pig Destroyer

Versus at Chickfactor 20 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)

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

Pig Destroyer, Dysrhythmia, Trenchgrinder, Mother Brain @ Saint Vitus
Pig Destroyer fully deserve their reputation as modern grindcore's most vital band; this show will mark their first NYC appearance with new (and first-ever!) bassist Scott Jarvis in the lineup. They're headlining tonight's BV/Invisible Oranges-curated Red Bull Sound Select show which is an all-around killer bill. If you RSVP'd, it's $3 at the door, if not it's $10. First-come, first-served. Doors are at 6 PM. Get there early. Oh, and Dave Hill is hosting too!

Versus, pow wow!, Crazy Pills, Quiet Loudly, The Planes, Let's Be Loveless @ Shea Stadium
This is a benefit for the Philippines which is still recovering from devastating Typhoon Haiyan. Most of the bands on this bill have some ties to the country, and this is Versus' first local show in a long while.

Lee Ranaldo and The Dust, Steve Gunn, Spectre Folk @ The Bell House
With Sonic Youth behind him, Lee Ranaldo (and his SY bandmate Steve Shelley) have moved into poppier territories with their new project, which can recall everything from melodic indie rock to '70s art rock. Tonight's openers are both good too: Steve Gunn of Kurt Vile's band and Spectre Folk who also count Steve Shelley as a member.

Laurel Halo, Autre Ne Veut, Maxmillion Dunbar, Ital, Bookworms, Special Guests @ 285 Kent
Brooklyn DIY venue 285 Kent is sadly closing, but before it's done for good, there's four more epic shows going down in the Williamsburg space this month. Tonight's the first of those, leaning mostly towards electronic music and R&B. Any guesses on who the special guests will be?

Action Bronson @ Irving Plaza
The insanely prolific and always great NYC rapper Action Bronson deservedly continues to get bigger, and this week he'll show that off with two big sold-out hometown shows. This is the second.

Imperial Teen, Dot Wiggin Band, ARP, Juan Wauters @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
The folks at Panache Booking are behind this weekend's shows at BNB, and they've put together two good line-ups. Tonight it's Roddy Bottum's Imperial Teen, former Shaggs singer Dot Wiggin, and more. FREE.

Omar-S, FIT, DKDS @ 88 Palace
Omar-S had one of the better (but often overlooked) house records of 2013 with Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself, an album that eschewed the big hooks of some of the other big house albums of 2013 but focused on masterful production.

Cloud Control, Avers @ Baby's All Right
Australian guitar pop combo Cloud Control have foolishly left the part of the world where it's summer right now to experience the polar vortex and to play some of their catchy anthemic pop for the cold people of NYC.

Martha Vineyard Ferries, Brian Chase & Robbie Lee Duo, Tim Foljhan @ Death by Audio
MVF are and indie rock "supergroup" made up of Elisha Wiesner (Kahoots), Bob Weston (Shellac, Volcano Suns, Mission of Burma), and Chris Brokaw (Come, Codeine, The New Year), released their first full length, Mass. Grave, this past October.

Lewis Black, Gilbert Gottfried , Liam McEneaney @ Fontana's
This is a live taping of Liam McEneaney's "Tell Your Friends! The Podcast!" podcast and tonight features to very angry men.

Chris & Cosey, Excepter @ Santos Party House
When industrial pioneers Throbbing Gristle shut down operations in 1981, Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti kept working together, making icy, trance-like dance music with occasional forays into pop. Having just played MoMA PS1, Carter Tutti perform Chris & Cosey material tonight. Sold out, but they're playing Radio Bushwick on Sunday.

Golden Suits, Inlets @ Union Hall
Fred Nicolaus is one half of Department of Eagles (the other half being Grizzly Bear's Daniel Rossen) and on his own he makes similarly quirky folk-pop as Golden Suits.

Krill, Palehound, Bueno, Jazz Massagers, Hannah Ch'oe @ Silent Barn
Krill mix Spencer Krug/Isaac Brock-style eccentricities with '90s-style loud rock and their Exploding In Sound labelmates Palehound offer a noisy take on singer/songwriter indie rock.

Clutch, The Sword, Crobot @ Capitol Theatre
Between Clutch and The Sword, there will be no lack of big rock riffs filling Port Chester's Capitol Theatre tonight.

Diane Coffee, White Hinterland, Isadora @ Glasslands
When Shaun Fleming isn't drumming in Foxygen, he's making a similar type of psych pop in his other band, Diane Coffee, who play NYC again tonight.

Rahaan, Free Magic, Faso @ Glasslands
Chicago's Rahaan comes to NYC for tonight's DISCOVERY party. According to his bio, he "has been dropping disco and funky house beats to retro music heads since the 80's when he and his friends use to dance at the best house parties in Chicago - Rahaan's home state and most importantly, the place which gave birth to House music."

The Impressions featuring members of the Dap-Kings, Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens, The Inspirational Voices of the Abyssinian Baptist Church @ Plymouth Church
Tonight Plymouth Church (57 Orange St in Brooklyn Heights) hosts a benefit concert for Free the Slaves, which "works on the ground with liberators around the world doing what it takes to free men, women and children and help them stay free." It's a great lineup (for a great cause) including Chicago soul legends The Impressions, who will be joined by members of Sharon Jones' band The Dap-Kings, and The Dap-Kings' Daptone labelmates Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens.

Federico Aubele, Keren Ann, Dom La Nena @ Joe's Pub
It's a pretty good lineup of singer/songwriters at Joe's Pub tonight with Federico Aubele, Keren Ann, and the National-covering Dom La Nena.

Winter Jazz Fest (multiple shows/venues)
Winter Jazz Fest continues tonight with multiple shows in various NYC venues with sets from John Zorn, Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog, Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, Slavic Soul Party, Erik Friedlander, Sylvie Courvoisier, Elliott Sharp, Mother Falcon, and many more. Full schedule here.

"How to Record Live Instruments" workshop w/ Benjamin Weinman & Billy Rymer of the Dillinger Escape Plan @ Converse Rubber Tracks
It's the third weekend of free (if you registered) creative workshops at Converse Rubber Tracks. Tonight's has two members of The Dillinger Escape Plan teaching you how to record live instruments.

Love Supreme, Truthers, Future Punx, Kissing is a Crime @ Cheap Storage
Garagey soul act Love Supreme headline this party which has been dubbed the "New Year's Eve Do-Over." This time maybe not so many mezcal shots. As for the rest of the line-up, we like jittery new wave lovers Future Punx, especially.

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 (34)

Lewis Black AND Gilbert Gottfried ?!????!??


Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 12:18 AM

Versus is the most boring awful band ever to touch the ears of gentrifiers. Stay away.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 1:01 AM

The insanely prolific and always great NYC rapper Action Bronson deservedly continues to get bigger.

So did Big Pun. Until...

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 1:17 AM

YES!!! Very excited to see Chris and Cosey at Santos!!! I used to have the biggest crush on Cosey when I was younger, but unfortunately she let herself go.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 3:09 AM

thank you so much

Posted by seks hikaye | January 11, 2014 5:39 AM

Pig Destroyer: metal fit for a 12 year old.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 6:24 AM

If Thurston wasn't such a creepy old pervert, we wouldn't have to settle for these weak SY side projects. Sigh.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 10:43 AM

Who is the special guest @ 285 kent?

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 11:34 AM

11:34 285 tweeted "from london" so who knows?

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 11:38 AM

Lewis Black and Gilbert Gottfried? OMG!

Liam McEeaney... PASS!

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 11:44 AM

It can't be TOY, since they are playing Philly tonight.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 12:04 PM

Yeah I dont think so too if its TOY it would be the other way around. - Rabbi Binyomin Lisbon

Posted by Rabbi Binyomin Lisbon | January 11, 2014 12:19 PM


Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 12:42 PM


Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 12:43 PM

1:12 ftw

Posted by Only Bill Is Real | January 11, 2014 12:46 PM

new format sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 12:59 PM

I heard from a Very Good Source that TOY are getting a van from Philly and doing a 3am set.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 1:40 PM

^ nice try but the special guest is playing @ midnight...

Set Times: Maxmillion Dunbar (2:00 AM), Laurel Halo (1:00 AM), special guests (12:00 AM), Autre Ne Veut (11:00 PM), ITAL (10:00 PM), Bookworms (9:00 PM)

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 2:14 PM

@2:14, right, and then at 3:00am is TOY. Trust me, I should know.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 2:40 PM

***The Special Guest at 285 Kent is Interpol.***

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 4:02 PM

^Yes cause Interpol is from London.

You are a genius

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 4:05 PM

The special guest is Chris & Cosey. They are going to do a set after their Santos Party House show.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 4:07 PM

>> "This is a live taping of Liam McEneaney's "Tell Your Friends! The Podcast!" podcast and tonight features to very angry men."



Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 4:17 PM

Does anyone know what time Black Cat Orchestra is playing the OK Hotel? Oh, after Lori's rehearsal with Nirvana? Wait. A. Second! I see what you did there ...
You had me thinking it was Seattle circa '91.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 4:19 PM

KCMU 4 ever!

Fuck KEXP.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 4:20 PM

Please complete this sentence: Sometimes my farts smells like ________.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 5:21 PM

^ ok, 5:21, I'll play

" ... Bruno Mars and Red Hot Chilli Peppers"

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 5:36 PM

Serious Threat, but fuck though

Posted by konsta | January 11, 2014 10:07 PM

We've gotten some complaints about you . . .

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2014 4:26 AM

Versus rules wtf is wrong with people here wait it's this site nevermind.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2014 10:57 AM

Autre Ne Veut was one of the worst live shows I've seen in recent years. hilariously bad, like it's a band of these white indie kids who decide they really want to be Prince. just wow.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 7:13 AM

Lol 7:13. who were the special guests?

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 8:15 AM

It's all right. - I did not have real brain surgery. I caught a mild concussion in that fall and I was just joking. I'll start using (LOL) to be clear. I appreciate your caring comments and plusses but I injured my hands so I can't type much for a while. No big deal. I'm glad to be back among you and happy is healing. May every challenge be a lesson and a blessing. ILY P.S. The 'abynormal brain' comes from a jar in the laboratory of "Young Dr. Frankenstein", an old comedy movie by Mel Brooks. I think I got that one at birth. (LOL)

Posted by Morin | November 1, 2014 10:04 AM

the best

Posted by szalekxxl1231 | November 21, 2014 2:49 AM

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