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FIDLAR at Bowery Ballroom in 2013 (more by Harriet Roberts)
Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...
Neutral Milk Hotel, Elf Power @ Webster Hall
After releasing one of the most classic indie albums of all time with In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, Neutral Milk Hotel pretty much disappeared with frontman Jeff Mangum choosing to remain mostly out of the public eye. A few years ago, Mangum began touring again, but it wasn't until late 2013 that Neutral Milk Hotel returned to the road. Their reunion tour finally comes to NYC this week and this is the fourth of five shows here.
Young Widows, Phantom Halo Band @ Saint Vitus
Though Young Widows have only been around since 2006 and only have three LPs under their belts, they already feel like something of an institution -- noisy rock music is becoming increasingly popular, and their ventures into the field have been as strong as anyone's. This is the second of the band's two-night stand at Vitus where they'll be playing their excellent second album, Old Wounds, in its entirety.
FIDLAR, Big Ups, Amanda X @ Baby's All Right
Cheap beer-fueled skate punk brats FIDLAR team up with local post-hardcore ragers Big Ups and punky Philly trio Amanda X for what should be a pretty fun show tonight.
Canadian Rifle, Crow Bait, The Pity Party, Outta Gas @ Death By Audio
Chicago punks Canadian Rifle are in town for this show which has great, likeminded support from Crow Bait (mems. Iron Chic), The Pity Party (ex-The Measure [sa]) and Outta Gas.
Reverend Horton Heat, The Les Paul Trio, Anton Fig @ Iridium
In the world of surf-rock, the Rev is a lengend, bringing a crazed twang to his raucous instrumentals and psychobilly freakouts.
Waka Flocka Flame @ B.B. King's
Go hard in da paint with Waka Flocka at BB King's tonight.
Bella Union US launch party @ The Bedford
Bella Union up to this point has been a UK label but has just set up a US outpost that will be the official American home for Snowbird, I Break Horses, Lanterns on the Lake and more. Tonight's the launch party for their new US branch and will have label head (and former Cocteau Twins bassist) Simon Raymonde DJing.
Gramatik, Exmag, Branx, Gibbz @ Output
Dance producer Gramatik just played Best Buy Theater with TOKiMONSTA, and tonight he's at the more genre-specific club Output.
Night Train w/ guest host Sheng Wang @ Littlefield
Normally Wyatt Cenac hosts this weekly comedy show, but tonight Sheng Wang is taking over, and this week's guest include Hari Kondabolu, Nick Turner, Jim Tews, Adam Lowitt, Subhah Agarwal, and Chris Lamberth.
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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