Cloud Nothings at BV-SXSW 2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
Cate Le Bon in Portland in 2013 (more by Autumn Andel)
Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...
Cloud Nothings, Ed Schrader's Music Beat @ Baby's All Right
Cloud Nothings' Attack on Memory was one of the best rock albums of 2012, and they plan to release its much-anticipated followup this year. No title or release date yet, but they're promising to perform the whole thing in full tonight, so this show should be a pretty special one. It was initially supposed to happen at Rough Trade NYC but was moved to Baby's All Right.
Cate Le Bon, Kevin Morby @ Mercury Lounge
Coming off her second terrific album in a row -- last year's Mug Museum -- Cate Le Bon is even more charming live. Opening is Kevin Morby (Babies, Woods) whose new album features a guest appearance from Cate. Sold out.
Prism House, Foxes in Fiction, Daytona, XNY, Palehound, Crooked Tails @ Spike Hill
There's a bunch of good bands on this show, including noisy singer/songwriter Palehound, ex-Harlem band Daytona, ambient artist Foxes In Fiction, experimental duo Prism House, and more.
London Grammar @ The Box
UK synthpop trio London Grammar first caught our ears as one of the contributors to the Disclosure album, but they've since released their own LP as well. Tonight's their second of two sold-out intimate NYC shows.
The Hood Internet, Pictureplane, Bearstronaut @ Glasslands
Remix gurus The Hood Internet, who more recently began making original material too, headline this free (if you RSVPed) Converse Rubber Tracks Live show that also features NYC's always-entertaining electronic pop wizard Pictureplane.
Dark Sky, Graze (live), Detroit Swindle @ Output
London bass trio Dark Sky have put out a number of solid releases recently, including one for Modeselektor's label. Stream the title track of their most recent EP, In Brackets (which is out via Mister Saturday Night), below.
Bambara, Advaeta, Bueno, Pawns @ Silent Barn
It's a locals-only night (bands, that is) at Silent Barn featuring noisy pummelers Bambara and dreamy trio Advaeta.
Butter The Children, Mannequin Pussy, Desert Sharks, Gym Shorts @ Shea Stadium
Shoegazy locals Butter the Children headline this night of fuzzed out indie rock.
Johnny Flynn, The Melodic @ Le Poisson Rouge
Fans of new wave Britfolk, here's a double bill with scene vet Johnny Flynn and London quartet The Melodic. Expect mandolins and earnest lyrics. There's an early and a late show, both sold out.
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Dark Sky - "In Brackets"