Posted in To Do | music on February 7, 2014

The Marked Men at Chaos in Tejas 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Marked Men

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

The Marked Men, Future Punx, Tenement @ Saint Vitus
Denton garage punk greats The Marked Men aren't the most active band -- their last record came out in 2009 and the members have been spending a lot of time in side projects. They also haven't played NYC in eight years but that changes this weekend with three shows in two days at Saint Vitus. This is the first, and if you're going don't miss likeminded punks Tenement who are pretty undeniable live or Future Punx, the new project from ex-Fergus & Geronimo member Jason Kelly.

Mission of Burma @ The Bell House
One of the most influential American indie/punk bands of the '80s (Signals, Calls, and Marches and Vs. are stone-cold classics), the band continue their mission (sorry) today with strident vigor. They're still great.

Speedy Ortiz, Krill, Odonis Odonis, Heeney, Infinity Girl @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
It's another night of free music and (not free) food, drinks and games at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar with always-impressive indie rockers Speedy Ortiz, the slightly quirkier Krill, dark Toronto rockers Odonis Odonis and more.

Mutual Benefit, Leapling @ Mercury Lounge
Mutual Benefit quickly picked up buzz towards the end of last year for their sound which came pretty fully realized (comparisons include Sufjan and The Antlers). Tonight's their first of two NYC shows this week.

Laura Stevenson, Shellshag, Upset, Nude Beach, Worriers @ MHOW
It's the second night of the three-night Don Giovanni Brooklyn showcase with a typically excellent lineup featuring the biting pop punk of Worriers (Lauren Measure's new band), the scrappy power pop of Nude Beach, the poppy punk (but not pop punk) of Upset (mems Vivian Girls/Hole), eccentric duo Shellshag, and singer/songwriter Laura Stevenson.

John Talabot DJ set, Shit Robot DJ set @ SRB Brooklyn
Barcelona producer John Talabot and DFA producer Shit Robot both have solid recorded output, and from the sounds of mixes they've done they have pretty good record collections too, so they should be able to keep the place dancing when they DJ tonight.

Egyptrixx, Sinden, Judge Wise @ Glasslands
Toronto's Egyptrixx brings his atmospheric, spacey electronic music to Glasslands. This show was supposed to happen on January 3 but was rescheduled due to weather to tonight.

Pilot to Gunner, All Eyes West, Easy Creatures @ Cake Shop
Early 2000s-era post-hardcore-leaning indie rockers Pilot to Gunner were quiet for a while but they recently became more active once again, following the release of 2012's Guilty Guilty, their first album since 2004. If you're going to tonight's show, Chicago's All Eyes West are wortch catching too.

+/- {Plus Minus}, Heaven @ Mercury Lounge
+/- went away for a while but they're back again with a new album that puts you right back in the mid-2000s. It's all good stuff, and tonight should be a pretty good show. Openers Heaven include members that have played with Dean & Britta, Swervedriver, The Big Sleep and others.

DIIV DJ set, Pizza Underground, Mykki Blanco, Devendra Banhart DJ set, Exitmusic DJ set, Frances Rose, Shining Mirrors, Lewis Lazar & more @ The Paper Box
There's tons of music and non-music at this multimedia show. Notably it's another chance to see rapper Mykki Blanco who is always a great time live... and hear pizza-themed version of Velvet Underground/Lou Reed songs (the way they were always meant to be heard) courtesy of Macaulay Culkin's band Pizza Underground.

Lanterns on the Lake, Jesse Woods, Juniore, Andy Shauf @ Baby's All Right
This UK group make ethereal, widescreen rock that works dynamics hard, soaring one moment, swooping the next. Sigur Ros or Explosions in the Sky are good touchstones, but Lanterns on the Lake are doing their own thing. This is their second of two NYC shows this week.

Ben Browning of Cut Copy DJ set, Joel Ford DJ set, Napolian DJ set @ Cameo Gallery
There was a time when Cut Copy where as known for their remix/DJ skills as they were for their own songs, and Browning clearly knows how to work a dancefloor. Joel Ford ain't no slouch, either.

San Fermin, Son Lux @ Bowery Ballroom
The project of Nico Muhly associate Ellis Ludwig-Leone, orch-pop collective San Fermin released their swoony self-titled debut last year, that falls somewhere between Dirty Projects and the soundtrack to RENT. Tonight's show is sold out.

Lord Huron, Night Moves @ Terminal 5
Lord Huron is making much poppier folk than the freak folk-leanings of his early career which has him in increasingly larger venues like tonight's Terminal 5.

Daniel Francis Doyle, Sundelles, Psychic Book Club, Final Bloom @ Death By Audio
Quirky Austin songwriter Daniel Francis Doyle (listen to some songs here) headlines this show that also features underrated locals Sundelles.

Pictureplane, Skin Town, DJ Dog Sick, Skull Katalog, Chez Deep, Cunt Mafia @ Trans Pecos
NYC partystarter Pictureplane films a music video at Todd P's new venue Trans Pecos (915 Wyckoff Ave, aka the old Silent Barn space) tonight with a ton of other friends on the bill, including genre-bender DJ Dog Dick.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

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Comments (31)

There are more live music venues than ever but less good live music than anytime that I can remember. It kinda sucks. Mediocrity rules the day.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2014 1:13 AM

DIIV dj set + Pizza Underground = so much heroin

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2014 1:17 AM


Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2014 1:29 AM

Your blog influenced me to start one of my own.

Posted by Amazon Dark Knight Rises | February 7, 2014 1:44 AM

As a prominent member of The Hummus Underground, I have my reservations about this so called "Pizza Underground"

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2014 1:46 AM

shit underground

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2014 1:53 AM

Fistula Putsch at Acheron

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2014 2:20 AM

If you can look at an evening where The Marked Men AND Mission of Burma are both playing in your town and say "mediocrity rules the day" then you don't know what the hell you're talking about.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2014 2:25 AM

No OUTKAST on Friday? What a racist, ignorant day!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2014 2:33 AM

225 am Mission of Burma are way past their prime. They were never really one of my faves even back in the day. The Marked Men are a total non-event as are any band today that claims the play so-called "punk". It was and always will be just a marketing word.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2014 4:34 AM

yea, i agree in good live music than anytime that I can remember. It kinda sucks. Mediocrity rules the day. I love is brooklyn vegan

Posted by massagistasp | February 7, 2014 7:51 AM

^ Pretty much certain that no one is going to hit yer site SPAMalicious. You keep on posting here though, we just love it so much!

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2014 7:57 AM


Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2014 8:39 AM

Burma means so much more to me than just music. Banged my first underage girl due to Burma, a compulsion to this day!!!

Posted by Eric M. Van | February 7, 2014 8:57 AM


Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2014 9:27 AM

434...mission of burma are probably better now than theyve ever been.

ive seen them maybe 3-4x since they reunited and they are awesome live and on album.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2014 9:36 AM

Daniel Francis Doyle is a super awesome dude

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2014 9:37 AM

9:36 is the king of awesome

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2014 10:15 AM

I've seen MoB at least 20x since they reformed, anyone saying they're past their prime haven't listened to any of their 4 post-reunion albums or seen them live.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2014 10:48 AM

We're influential. Pop-punk!

Freal tho Marked Men and Tenement is a dream bill. Don G and MoB are looking solid too. The rest is a pap smear.

Posted by Dan Ozzi/Jenn Pelly | February 7, 2014 11:03 AM

BAD BUKA record release show at Europa 8pm $10. Legendary NYCGypsy Punk dance band, epic live show. With Morgan OKane, Father & Son, and Eric J (Bowery Boys, Pisser, Honky Toast) .
G to Nassau, Europa is at 98 Mersole Ave 1 block from train.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2014 11:47 AM

So Pizza Underground is playing a show where both DIIV and Devendra Banhart are doing DJ sets? This is why the terrorists hate us.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2014 11:48 AM

Hey, 4:34. It's 2:25 here.

I don't remember using the word "punk" at any point in my post? Why respond as if I did?

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2014 12:57 PM

2 bros 99 cent pizza slice

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2014 12:59 PM

^best thing to do tonight

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2014 1:21 PM

the iPods

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2014 6:30 PM

Burma killed it last night in CT.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2014 9:13 PM

My "DoNotTrackMe" browser app always tells me at least 8 sites are tracking me when I'm on BV. Jus' sayin'. I can't eat Gluten, so no Pizza Underground for me

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2014 9:51 PM

^ hummus is gluten free

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2014 9:55 PM

Can't stop listening to this song.

Posted by Herbst | February 10, 2014 1:24 PM

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