Posted in To Do | music on April 21, 2014

Eternal Summers at MHOW in 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Eternal Summers

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

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks, Dustin Wong @ Bowery Ballroom
Animal Collective members are taking some time off from their main band this year. Panda Bear has a new solo album on the way and Avey Tare is currently joined by ex-Dirty Projector Angel Deradoorian and ex-Ponytail member Jeremy Hyman in his new band Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks. Their tour with another former Ponytail member, Dustin Wong, hits Bowery Ballroom for a sold-out show tonight.

Eternal Summers, Sapphire Mansions, Beverly @ Cake Shop
Eternal Summers deliver more of their promising indie pop on their new Doug Gillard-produced album, The Drop Beneath. They came to town over the weekend for a Brooklyn Night Bazaar show, and now they're hanging around for something much smaller at Cake Shop. Also of note is that this will be the second full-band show for Beverly, who up to this point had just been the duo of Drew Citron and Frankie Rose (Frankie's no longer in the line-up). The C-86-inspired, organ-driven Sapphire Mansions are worth catching too.

Man Forever, So Percussion, Tigue @ Le Poisson Rouge
There will be some good percussionists of the indie/contemporary classical world at LPR tonight with Oneida drummer John Colpitts' (aka Kid Millions) Man Forever project, modern percussion ensemble (and Dan Deacon collaborators) So Percussion, and percussive trio Tigue (featuring members of Jherek Bischoff collaborators Contemporaneous Ensemble and Damon Albarn collaborators Ensemble Signal).

Chicago Underground Duo, Ryan Sawyer/Adam Schatz duo @ Baby's All Right
It's a night of experimental duos at Baby's All Right with the Northern Spy-signed Chicago Underground Duo (aka Rob Mazurek and Marc Ribot collaborator Chad Taylor), and a local duo set from Thurston Moore collaborator Ryan Sawyer and the prolific Adam Schatz (Landlady, Man Man, etc).

Elliott Sharp, Steve Buscemi @ Issue Project Room
As part of the William S Burroughs Centenary Celebration, Elliott Sharp and Steve Buscemi will put on a collaborative performance, creating "a collage of sound and words integrating texts by William S. Burroughs with Elliott Sharp's vast soundworlds."

Local H, Crook and Pony @ Mercury Lounge
'90s alt-rockers Local H still continue to tour, and tonight they're back in NYC to take over Mercury Lounge.

Holly Golightly, Party Lights @ Mercury Lounge
Once a member of Billy Childish's band Thee Headcoatees, Holly Golightly has been solo for nearly 20 years. She just released her new album All Her Fault, which is another fine slice of raw rockabilly garage. Tonight's her second of two NYC shows on this tour.

Taking Back Sunday, The Used, Tonight Alive, Sleepwave @ Best Buy Theater
Taking Back Sunday have been back with the lineup who made Tell All Your Friends for a few years now, and just released their second album since reuniting (and third overall by this lineup). The new stuff may lack the fire that made TAYF so great, but at least tonight's another chance to see the old favorites by the lineup who recorded them. This is their last of three sold out shows at Best Buy Theater on this tour.

Ronald Reagan, Greg Fox, Star Rover, Larkin Grimm, Benjamin Lazar Davis @ Manhattan Inn
Star Rover continue their residency at Manhattan Inn with some excellent experimental music coming from Greg Fox (Guardian Alien, ex-Liturgy, etc) and Swans/Martin Bisi associate Larkin Grimm. Lineup also includes Benjamin Lazar Davis of Cuddle Magic and "Boston's Premier 80's Pop Saxophone Duo," Ronald Reagan.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac's weekly Night Train comedy show continues tonight with comedic guests Big Jay Oakerson, Dan Soder, Matt Koff, musical guest KING'S, and more.

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

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Comments (11)

Sure is a lot of hummus on the menu today

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 1:42 AM

All of this endless "collaborator" business just shows how little you and/or your readers know about the new york local music scene.

Posted by ME | April 21, 2014 2:02 AM

The reason why they collaborate, and let me be blunt here, what I am about to say is going to ruffle some feathers. May even change the very fabric of the "New York local music" scene.

The reason why they collaborate is because they all suck. All the bands/artists. By collaborating (or "collabbin'" as @2:02 likes to call it) they figure they will suck less.

Two negatives never make a positive, it's a law of nature. Just like smooshing two pieces of horse shit together, slapping two slices of stale rotten soy bread over it will not make any forgot they are eating a shit sandwich.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 2:12 AM

@2:02AM no one from new york calls the local new york music scene "the local new york music scene" or acknowledges that there is a scene. how can there be a scene? which neighborhood? how big is new york again? you are clearly an out-of-towner who has probably lived here less than two years and likes to pontificate as if his ancestry founded the city or some ultra pretentious bull-ass like that.

Posted by mrs. fuller | April 21, 2014 2:18 AM

Hey 2:12am when you multiply two negative numbers it makes a positive number.

Also, sweeping generalizations such as "The reason why they collaborate is because they all suck. All the bands/artists." might not always hold true.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 8:56 AM

my great great great great great great great great grandfather invented New York.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 9:07 AM

cya at cake shop

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 9:55 AM

Riff Raff at Irving Plaza. Time to bring the rice out fools!

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 10:31 AM

I like girls who play music like this.

Posted by Kris Krohn | May 4, 2014 6:37 AM

Holy crap I have missed them!

Posted by Francis Ridder | May 27, 2014 5:04 AM

Yes, keeper...

Posted by Dorothy Arndt | May 27, 2014 5:05 AM

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