Posted in To Do | music on January 28, 2014

Marnie Stern at 4Knots 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Marnie Stern

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 came to NYC this week and this is the final night of their run.

Pixies, FIDLAR @ NJPAC
Pixies are moving forward without Kim Deal, having recently put out two new EPs and are now touring with fill-in bassist Paz Lenchantin. This show was supposed to happen last week (1/21) but was rescheduled for tonight. All tickets purchased for 1/21 will be honored.

Marnie Stern, Torres, Porches @ Baby's Alright
Marnie Stern always brings face-melting guitar playing and a funny on-stage persona to her shows, and she should be a different yet great match for Torres' confessional, grungy folk.

Janelle Monae @ Lehman College
One of the many shows happening in NYC this week in celebration of the upcoming Super Bowl is R&B boundary-pusher Janelle Monae. Expect some undeniable pop but someone who knows how to get weird too.

Aa, Yvette, Seven Teares, Rat Attack @ Death By Audio
Aa used to be regulars in the Brooklyn DIY scene, and though they had been quiet for a bit, they're now back with their first album since 2007, VoyAager, which is full of live-band-meets-electronics weirdness. Tonight they're joined by an equally experimental bill of local art rockers Yvette, Seven Teares (whose lineup includes Charlie Looker of Extra Life, Zs, Psalm Zero), and Rat Attack.

J. Cole @ The Theater at MSG
J. Cole may not have won the Grammy his song "Power Trip" was nominated for, but it's still a hell of a banger and some of his other stuff is pretty good too.

Luther Dickinson and The Wandering, Alvin Youngblood Hart @ Merkin Concert Hall
Part of the New York Guitar Festival, tonight North Mississipi All-Stars frontman Luther Dickinson brings his southern-fried style to soundtrack Walter Ruttman's 1927 documentary portrait of a Berlin long gone by, Berlin: Symphony of a Great City; while Alvin Youngblood Hart provides a score for Fatty Arbuckle comedy Out West.

Spires, Mainland, Lewis Lazar, Random Recipe @ Pianos
Do NYC shows ever cohere? Early on this bill are Montreal's patchouli-scented female duo Random Recipe; later it's poppy NYC rock band Mainland and superior locals Spires.

Bright Future, Elder/Brother, Dead Stars, The Everymen @ Glasslands
This is a bit of an odd bill, with electronic headliner Bright Future on an otherwise rock-y bill. We're partial to Dead Stars who mine '90s alt-pop (think Teenage Fanclub) with skill and hooks.

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 (36)

I would have loved to see NMH, too bad they skipped over NY and the surrounding area o this tour.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2014 12:51 AM

really BV, you just keep running the same sentence and changing the last part of it for your NMH listing. Pretty lazy. You can't think of something new to write, so we have to read the same sentence for all five times they are playing?

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2014 12:53 AM

Another stay-in freezer of a night.
But you forgot about the pixies, haven"t you?

Posted by ME | January 28, 2014 1:33 AM

Pete Seger, RIP.

Posted by ME | January 28, 2014 4:12 AM

the iPods

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2014 6:45 AM

Although, the iPods do show a lot of diversity from track to track, I feel me must also give some credence to Sabra for it's diversity as well with it's numerous varieties and blend-ins.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2014 7:12 AM

Pete Seeger really was a brilliant songwriter, but also cray cray as a loon. He advocated settling international conflicts by dancing and art. Like all good lefties, his ideas had not basis in reality. But he did write If I Had A Hammer, which the perv music teacher made us sing in 2nd grade.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2014 7:19 AM


really BV, you just keep running the same sentence and changing the last part of it for your NMH listing. Pretty lazy. You can't think of something new to write, so we have to read the same sentence for all five times they are playing?
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BV is just listing whats playing in NYC area & NMH is playing tonight
I'm very sorry you have to read that sentence again.
try this my friend http://healthland.time.com/2012/10/08/6-breathing-exercises-to-relax-in-10-minutes-or-less/

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2014 8:02 AM

12:53 you should be more concerned over NMH playing the same set every night and only changing the venue. THAT is pretty lazy by any standard.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2014 8:30 AM

no BV is not just 'listing' what's playing... it is putting out a 75 plus word description. The same one, five times in a row. IF they are going into that description to alter the ending to fit each fay it reeks of laziness. Just sayin'. And I breath fine than you very much.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2014 8:33 AM

^
You need to get some real problems dude..

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2014 8:41 AM

have a good fay

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2014 8:51 AM

Nothing I hate more than a band that cares so little for it's fans that it plays the same songs in the same order night after night. Very few of the greats ever did this.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2014 8:53 AM

The listing makes perfect sense to me @8:33

disposable band, disposable listing

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2014 8:55 AM

In their defense, NMH only have two albums and some b-sides/EP material to choose from.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2014 9:13 AM

Baby's not alright

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2014 9:27 AM

The Beatles played the same set (a half hour long) for their entire tour.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2014 9:30 AM

its just too cold for Neutral Milk Hotel

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2014 9:31 AM

9:30 is an old white guy, so he must be right

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2014 9:34 AM

@9:13
So why all the bitching about a cookie cutter write up? Only 2 albums, they are lucky to get an announcement at all.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2014 9:46 AM

Marnie Stern really starting to show her age. starting to crack

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2014 9:58 AM

Neutral Milk Hotel confirmed a Prospect Park summer show after the show last night.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2014 9:59 AM

9:58 she still has the vagina of a 19-year old

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2014 10:17 AM

9:59 no they didn't.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2014 10:22 AM

9:59 again. @10:22 Wait for the announcement then.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2014 10:29 AM

polar vortex

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2014 10:40 AM

LMAO at Occupy people that charge $25 for a crappy t-shirt. It's like bitching about your mom while you ear the food she made for you. Just embarrassing.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2014 10:43 AM

humanists can't handle other humans that won't stay in their boxes

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2014 10:48 AM

7:19 what's worse, being ignorant or dumb ?

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2014 11:32 AM

dat ho b busted yo doz sum saggy ass tiddies nigga

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2014 11:38 AM

11:32 what the fuck are you even talking about?

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2014 12:22 PM

Positive Juice Condo

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2014 1:17 PM

8:53. Bands generally play the same sets and songs, night after night. I actually saw NMH at Port Chester and once at BAM. They played the same songs, yes, but not in the same order.

However, Jeff and Julien did wear the exact same clothes at both shows.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2014 3:00 PM

"Bands generally play the same sets and songs, night after night"

this person does not see many shows, or the bands that he goes to see treat performance as a product to be sold

really dude you should see some better bands, it is much cooler when a band is talented and confident enough to change things up every night

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2014 3:47 PM

Phish plays a different set every night and always brings the heat

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2014 9:19 PM

geat!somehow reminds me of blocparty. but own style´╗┐

Posted by Cato | February 18, 2014 8:24 AM

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