Posted in To Do | music on February 8, 2014

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Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

Arctic Monkeys, Deerhunter @ MSG
Arctic Monkeys have evolved way past the mid-2000s garage rock revival poster boys they once were, embracing new directions (some drastic, others more subtle) on each new album. Tonight they take on MSG for their first time as headliners (they opened for Black Keys there), and it's sold out. Making tonight doubly exciting, Deerhunter open.

The Marked Men, Kim Phuc, Shellshag @ Saint Vitus (3 PM)
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 early show is the second, and openers Kim Phuc are reuniting for the show. It's sold out but tickets will be available at the door.

The Marked Men, Iron Chic, Radiator Hospital, Worriers @ Saint Vitus (8 PM)
See above^^^ This is the third and final Marked Men show of the weekend, and the openers are especially great on this one too. If you're going, don't miss them!

Mutual Benefit, Leapling, Norwegian Arms @ Knitting Factory
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 second of two NYC shows this week.

Crystal Stilts, Weekend, Yvette @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar gets dark tonight with three goth-leaning bands: the spectral sounds of Crystal Stilts, the noise that is Weekend, and Yvette who border on industrial. You might want earplugs for this one. Free.

Marissa Nadler, Amen Dunes, Zachary Cale @ Glasslands
Marissa Nadler just put out her excellent new album, July, this week (her first for Sacred Bones), and like her earlier material, it takes on delicate loner folk with dark atmospheres. This show should be a somber, yet entrancing one.

Screaming Females, California X, Brick Mower, Priests, Black Wine @ MHOW
It's the final night of the Don Giovanni Brooklyn showcases with an excellent lineup that includes shredding power trio Screaming Females, sludgefeasters California X, scrappy pop punks Brick Mower, intense postpunks Priests, and power pop trio Black Wine.

Murder City Devils, Tweens @ Webster Hall
Organ-filled garage punk greats Murder City Devils are pretty quiet these days, but thankfully they're doing this short tour which brings them back to NYC for their first show here in a while. Openers Tweens are worth catching too. Their newest single, "Be Mean," can be streamed below.

You Blew It!, Prawn, Crying, Living Room @ Shea Stadium
You Blew It! had a pretty big jump in their career this year with their more rock-oriented LP, Keep Doing What You're Doing, which separated them from the bulk of "emo revivalists" (sue me) that they were previously lumped in with. Good openers tonight too.

The Range, Glass Gang @ Baby's All Right
Providence, RI knob-twiddler James Hinton is The Range and his 2013 album Nonfiction has gotten many accolades for it's chilled-out but danceable style. He just opened for Metronomy this week, now see him headline here.

Woodsman @ Death By Audio
Mixing drony folk, motorik rhythms and the occasional chopped-up beat, Brooklyn's Woodsman released their self-titled third album this week. This is the kickoff to their tour with Herbcraft.

Ava Luna, Rachel Brown @ The Apollo Theater
Ava Luna's funk-punk (think Talking Heads, ESG, etc) sounds as good as ever on their new single, and they should keep the crowd pretty entertained at this Apollo Cafe show.

Jay Farrar @ City Winery
As frontman for Uncle Tupelo and Son Volt, Jay Farrar is alt country royalty, with a cannon of dusty, heartfelt, world-weary songs. This is his first of two nights at City Winery; tonight's sold out but you can still get tickets to Sunday's show.

Bambi Kino @ Union Hall
Celebrate the Beatles' 50th anniversary of their first NYC visit by checking out tribute act Bambi Kino who focus on the early years of the Fab Four when they lived in Berlin. The band features Doug Gillard and Nada Surf's Ira Elliot.

The Fest at The Grand Hyatt
More Fab Four action: This is "the premier Beatles convention in the world" with a mix of memorabilia and performances. Performers include Peter Asher of Peter & Gordon (whose hit "World Without Love" was written by McCartney), Chad & Jeremy, Donovan, and more. More info here.

World/Inferno Friendship Society, The Fighting Jamesons @ Bowery Ballroom
World Inferno Friendship Society have been mixing punk, klezmer, cabaret and more since 1996. The band are on the East Coast celebrating the release of their new single, "Packed Funeral."

The Stepkids, Via Audio @ Brooklyn Bowl
Having cut their teeth as touring musicians -- backing the likes of Alicia Keys, Lauren Hill and 50 Cent -- these three struck out on their own. Like The Bees, The Stepkids recreate a specific era of sound -- early '70s psychedelic soul -- with such skill you might think it was some obscure Fifth Dimension album or outtakes from Psychedelic Shack. That it works beyond an exercise is mimicry shows how talented these three are.

Darkside, High Water @ Terminal 5
Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington's prog/dance duo continue to move up in the world, thanks to a great full length record, Psychic, which dropped last year. Tonight's huge Terminal 5 show (their first headlining the venue) is sold out. Opener High Water is the project of Will Epstein, who has played live with Nico and Dave before (not to be confused with High Water or High Water).

Shilpa Ray, Roadside Graves, Rosy Street, Swaai Boys @ Pianos
An intense performer, Shilpa Ray doesn't let you just idly watch her. Not that you could. She's also likely the most aggressive harmonium player you've ever seen. Her latest EP, It's All Self Fellatio, came out last year on Nick Cave's Bad Seed Ltd. label.

Atlantic Thrills, The Sirs @ Cake Shop
Providence, RI's Atlantic Thrills make party-friendly beach rock. Check out a cut from their self-titled debut which came out this week.

Baio of Vampire Weekend, Headband & Hooligan @ Cameo Gallery
When Chris Baio isn't playing bass in Vampire Weekend, he's keeping people dancing with his DJ project Baio, which he brings to Cameo tonight.

Celestial Shore, Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Aye Aye Rabbit, Little King @ Silent Barn
It's a good local bill at Silent Barn tonight, including mathy indie pop band Celestial Shore, avant-popsters Cloud Becomes Your Hand, and the Deerhoof-related Aye Aye Rabbit.

MartyParty, Joker, DKDS @ 88 Palace
Joker and MartyParty both make big, dancey, Purple sounds, and they should keep 88 Palace pretty bumpin' tonight.

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

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Tweens - "Be Mean"



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Comments (42)

Early this evening, at my local hummus restaurant, they had there pita's cut into some peculiar trapezoid based shape, and I was forced into utilizing a very strange dipping strategy that caused some significant wrist strain... And now instead of going out, I lay on my sofa with an ice pack. Damn those trapezoid pita's!

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2014 1:31 AM

I'm sick of these damned Hummus comments—they are not funny. Please add a touch of sadistic misogyny or racism to the hummus comment next time, so the BV audience can feel involved.

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2014 1:36 AM

Hummus is NOT a joke. Conossieurs of the familiar tan paste realize how serious it is to be energized by the phytonutrients locked within the chickpea. Rest assured I will be in the Arctic Monkeys GA pit busting my dance moves fueled by the nutrients of the hummus paste, such as the "hip-thrust."

Posted by rockin' daddy (vegan) | February 8, 2014 1:38 AM

For me they have the best vocalist and the best guitarist ever. Excited for Saturday and I am sure everybody also feels the same.

Posted by Best Naperville Dentist | February 8, 2014 7:25 AM

AM are the best band ever, anywhere, anytime.

Everyone know that.

Posted by Old guy from LI | February 8, 2014 7:28 AM

^ HEY NOW, there is only one Rockin Daddy so stop frontin.

That aside, AM (that crazy boss band) at MSG (that great sound in venue), it's like peanut butter and chocolate, it's like Johnny Carson coming back, it's like Woodstock.

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

light surrounding you

Posted by libaru | February 8, 2014 7:47 AM

matinee glory hole with my ass on the other side for marked men, guys. come hard or stay home.

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2014 8:05 AM

What a day. We fought against the day and we won. We won.

Posted by L. D. | February 8, 2014 8:14 AM

lol @ r diddy posting at 7:39 on a sat. smh @ old people

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2014 8:28 AM

How about this? Here comes, a large dragon. Teeth! Blood dripping! Red eyes! What do I got? A lasso. And I whip it up, I wrap it around its neck, and I wrestle! Wrestle! Wrestle him to the ground. I snap up, I say "Sit, dragon!" Dragon sits. I say "Stay!", dragon stays. Now it's got a leash on. Take it for a walk. And that's what-where we're at with it now. It stays on command. Next we're gonna teach it to roll over and play dead.

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2014 8:57 AM

weak night

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2014 9:20 AM

hey 1:36 if elvis ate hummus, it would have loosened his stool and he would not have had to strain on the bowl and he would not have died on the throne.

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2014 9:24 AM

Autism is a choice.

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2014 9:51 AM

Does anyone know please what the set times are at Brooklyn Bazaar?

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2014 10:56 AM

yeah b/c 8:28 isn't early at all #hipsterlogic #justsmh

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2014 11:08 AM

Is Rockin Daddy considered to be a hipster?

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2014 11:41 AM

Rockin Daddy is not confined by names and categories. He's just a daddy that likes to rock, especially at MSG where the sound is excellent because of his excellent hearing and seasoned tastes.

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2014 1:42 PM

Screeching Weasel > Arctic Monkeys

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2014 1:56 PM

Arctic Monkeys Sold Out at MSG......GA tix $200 ......suck it Haters!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2014 2:13 PM

Have you got tahini in your chickpeas?
Do you ever get the feeling that you can't mix the garlic
That sits around like sesame seeds in your teeth
And some pita chips up your sleeve
I had no idea that you're MSG free
I dreamt about you near me every night this week
How many carrot sticks do I need?
'Cause there's this sandwich I found that makes me think of you somehow
When I buy it on the street
Causing me to fall asleep
Spilling olive oil on my settee

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2014 3:10 PM

Phish sells out 4 nights in a row at MSG every time

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2014 3:16 PM

Even with all their instruments turned off, The Red Hot Chili Peppers are still better than Phish.

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2014 3:55 PM

^ that's what i've been saying bro. high 5. more phish love, for real.

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2014 3:56 PM

Ba ba booey

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2014 4:11 PM

3:56 was meant for 3:16

3:55 is a skank

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2014 4:48 PM

Even Primus acoustic makes better music than Red Hot Chili Peppers did in their prime (which was a LONG time ago)

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2014 4:52 PM

Vivian girls>The Red Hot Chili Peppers

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2014 4:55 PM

Phish > Vivian Girls > Primus > RHCP > NMH

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2014 5:37 PM


Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2014 6:41 PM

Cheapest AM on stubhub one hour before show time: $79. I guess I'm out of touch. That band is flaccid mush rock. Amazing that they have so many fans.

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2014 7:00 PM

^And if you go out to the Garden now you will be able to find many seats for less than that price. Don't let the ticket know it all's make you think otherwise.

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2014 7:22 PM

I hope everyone at MSG tonight enjoys their douchest and sea of cell phones. Rock on, bro!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2014 7:38 PM

QOTSA > Prince > senile Glen Campbell > drunk Dickie Betts > Kitty Pryde > AM > AM fans > 10 lb of shit in a 5 lb bag > NMH

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2014 8:19 PM

I once saw this homeless guy taking an explosive shit on the street in Philadelphia - THAT was more entertaining than Red Hot Chili Peppers

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2014 10:42 PM

Guys, I'm taking a sick dump right now.

Posted by Anonymous | February 9, 2014 1:00 AM

If anyone is interested, I woofed down a boca and soy cheese burrito during Screaming Females set, then lit up a cigarette much to the disgust of my fiance's siblings. While we were hailing a cab, I stumbled into the street and pissed myself. I wasn't even drunk either.

Great night. Best 16 bucks I ever spent. Actually, it was 64 bucks since I paid for everyone to get in. I made the burrito at home before we went.

Posted by Matt Fuller | February 9, 2014 1:38 AM

Cool story, b(ur)r(it)o.

Posted by Anonymous | February 9, 2014 2:08 AM

Summa ya ppl needa get yer assets back 2 JOKE SKOOL. Summa ya got no jokes

Posted by Anonymous | February 9, 2014 8:44 AM

Crystal Stilts again proved last night that they may have a nice sounding recording or two but they're simply not a live proposition.

Posted by Anonymous | February 9, 2014 1:58 PM

That is not a joke it will update the newest versions for you auto diagnostic tools software and other auto code readers

Posted by auto code readers | February 10, 2014 5:20 AM

Bit like black keys, the music

Posted by Partin | February 10, 2014 6:28 AM

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