Paint It Black at FFF Fest 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Paint it Black, Hop Along, Night Birds, Bad Canoes @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Philly hardcore greats Paint It Black haven't played NYC in a few years, so needless to say, tonight's return is highly anticipated. Making the show even better, it's totally FREE, plus newer (but also great) Philly band Hop Along provides support, as does Brooklyn/NJ surf/skate punks Night Birds, and Marissa from Screaming Females' other band Bad Canoes.
Cibo Matto, Buffalo Daughter @ Brooklyn Bowl
Back in action with a new album, party-friendly, food-obsessed Japanese duo Cibo Matto play tonight with their old Grand Royal pals Buffalo Daughter.
We Were Promised Jetpacks, Honeyblood @ Webster Hall
Makers of quality Scottish indie pop for a few years now, We Were Promised Jetpacks are back in town for tonight's Webster Hall show.
Murray Hill, Ad-Rock of Beastie Boys, Bridget Everett, Champagne Jerry, Peaches @ Gramercy Theatre
Downtown comedian and drag king legend Murray Hill headlines Gramercy with this one-off show tonight and he's brought many of his talented friends, including Beastie Boy Ad-Rock, singer/comedian Bridget Everett, Ad-Rock collaborator and fellow rapper Champagne Jerry, and Peaches.
Jungle, Wet @ Knitting Factory
Enigmatic UK act Jungle let their music do the talking: specifically, R&B-tinged dance pop that manages to sound both classic and modern at the same time. A duo in the studio, they expand to a seven-piece live, and this is their first of two sold-out NYC shows.
Frankie Cosmos, Whatever Dad, Ruby Buff, Spook Houses @ Shea Stadium
Frankie Cosmos' new album Zentropy may be the zillionth thing she's released, but it's her first album with a full band and the first album that's gaining her the attention she deserves. Fans of Beat Happening-style lo-fi and Moldy Peaches-style anti-folk should dig. Good bill all around too, including the likeminded Whatever, Dad (Elaiza of Crying) and Frankie's labelmates Spook Houses, whose NJ indie rock might appeal to fans of Titus Andronicus.
Throwing Muses, Tanya Donelly @ Bowery Ballroom
Indie rock vets Throwing Muses returned in 2013 with the album/book, Purgatory/Paradise, their first full length in 10 years. Tonight could be special: opening is Tanya Donnelly who was in the band during the '80s (and is Kristen Hersh's half-sister). Maybe she'll come out with TM for a couple songs?
Ejecta, Nicholas Nicholas, Yonatan Gat @ Glasslands Gallery
The new project from Ford & Lopatin's Joel Ford and Neon Indian's Leanne Macomber, Ejecta's 2013 debut was an enjoyable batch of hooky synthpop. Live it's more of a band but no less appealing.
Bob Mould, Chris Brokaw @ City Winery
Bob Mould's solo debut, Workbook, is 25 years old this year and he's celebrating that tonight. Hopefully Bob will be previewing a song or two off his just-announced new solo album.
Mick Barr, Vampillia, Kevin Hufnagel, MV Carbon @ Silent Barn
It's another NYC show this week for Boredoms-related Japanese band Vampillia, and like all of the shows they're doing here, they'll be joined by a great, experimental-minded lineup.
Josh Ritter, Gregory Alan Isakov @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Josh Ritter and tourmate Gregory Alan Isakov will be keeping things simple and acoustic this weekend over the course of two sold-out shows, this being the second.
Pop. 1280, Buck Gooter, Crosss, Night Squad @ Trans Pecos
It'll get weird at Trans Pecos tonight with the gothy Pop 1280, the grungy heavy psych of Canada's Crosss, and the noisy experimental Buck Gooter.
The Allman Brothers Band @ Beacon Theatre
Pioneers of jam bands, and progenitors of blues and southern rock, The Allman Brothers continue their multi-night run at Beacon Theatre tonight.
Lolawolf, Boy Toy, Organs @ Union Pool
Today is the second annual Burger Revolution, where the party-loving label Burger is sponsoring shows around the world. This is one of two happening in Brooklyn...
Sunflower Bean, The Wives, Scully @ 180 Scholes St.
... and this is the other.
Cardiknox, The Preatures @ Brooklyn Bowl
Ever wonder what it would be like if The Strokes and Haim were one Australian band? It might sound a little like Sydney's The Preatures, who were last here for CMJ. Sold out.
Technicolor Teeth, Clean Girls, York Factory Complaint, Jail Solidarity @ Death By Audio
Technicolor Teeth share their drummer with Tenement, but instead of that band's hi-speed punk, they favor shoegazey guitars and layers of psychedelia. Good openers too.
System Fucker, Warthog, Aspects of War, Nomad, Herpes @ Acheron
Lots of good punk on this bill, including Japan's System Fucker, the great Katorga Works-signed Warthog, local regulars Nomad and more.
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