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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Metronomy, The Range @ MHOW
Metronomy's new album, Love Letters, is out in about a month and sounds more like something from 1974 than 2014. (Not that that's a bad thing.) This will be most folks first taste of the record, though expect favorites like "The Bay," "The Look" and "Heartbreaker" at the BrooklynVegan-presented show. Sold out!
Flaming Lips, Lauryn Hill, Tegan & Sara, Pussy Riot, Blondie & others @ Barclays Center (Amnesty International Human Rights Concert)
This concert for a very good cause includes sets by some excellent artists (Flaming Lips, Lauryn Hill, Tegan & Sara, Blondie) and it also, excitingly, will be a chance to see the members of Pussy Riot in NYC (not to mention Madonna is introducing them).
Steve Earle @ City Winery
Having worked inside and outside the music industry, country survivor, protest singer and occasional actor Steve Earle plays the first of four City Winery shows tonight.
Brazilian Girls, Davi Vieira, DJ Hardege @ Highline Ballroom
Blending tango, chanson, house, reggae and lounge with electronic beats into a fruity frozen drink, NYC quartet Brazilian Girls reactivated in 2012 after a few years hiatus. Tonight's the homecoming show of their East Coast tour.
NOBUNNY, The Hussy, A Rex & J Rex @ Baby's All Right
It will surely be a night of garage-fueled debauchery as sleazy (in a good way) bubblgum purveyor Nobunny hits town.
Bass Drum of Death, Hector's Pets, Scully @ Union Pool
Mississippi duo Bass Drum of Death (who are a trio live) make raw, lively garage rock, and tonight they wrap up their 2-night stand at Brooklyn's Union Pool.
Outer Spaces, Gregory And The Hawk, Field Mouse, Laughing Fingers @ Death By Audio
Athens, GA indie rockers Outer Space (who released a single as part of the 2013 Matador singles series) make their way to NYC tonight for this show, and there's good local support coming from folk-pop singer/songwriter Gregory and the Hawk, poppy shoegazers Field Mouse, and lo-fi duo Laughing Fingers.
2 Chainz, Pusha T, August Alsina @ Roseland
2 Chainz may have better hooks than full songs, but those hooks are fun as hell and with Pusha T balancing out the bill with his more technically-proficient rap, this should be an all around great show.
Young Yeller, Moon Bounce, Kazimier, AIMES DJ set @ Glasslands
Brooklyn musician Young Yeller (aka Jesse Brickel), formerly a member of Chrome Sparks, releases his self-titled debut LP next week (2/11) which you can now stream in full on Hype Machine. Tonight's the release party which also includes glitchy Philly producer Moon Bounce.
Trevor Luikart, Ant'lrd, Ivy Meadows, Gardener @ Cake Shop
Brooklyn ambient musician Trevor Luikart just released a new EP, Angelica, via BARO Records (which you can stream and download [name your price] at the BARO bandcamp), and tonight he celebrates the new EP at Cake Shop.
Fabolous, DJ Prostyle, DJ Self @ Stage 48
Fabolous may not currently be as visible as when "Young'n (Holla Back)" was everywhere, but he still finds ways to stay modern like his recent collaboration with Jeremih that he just made a video for. UPDATE: Moved to tomorrow (2/6).
Johnny Winter @ BB King's
Johnny Winter is in the midst of his winter (get it?) residency at BB King's, and tonight's the second of three shows, the third being on 2/23. Expect over 4 decades of blues rock riffs. Rescheduled from 1/21.
Toys and Tiny Instruments @ Grand Victory
Playing songs with kazoos, plastic guitars and other miniature gear would be a total novelty if the songs weren't as good as they are.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.
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