Posted in To Do | music on April 29, 2014

The Horrors at ATP I'll Be Your Mirror 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

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

The Horrors, Spires @ House of Vans
The Horrors' new album, Luminous, continues their don't-look-back escape from their garagey beginnings, and heads further into widescreen, groovy (at times Bunnymen-eque) pop. The record is out next week but you can get an early taste tonight. A free show, but RSVP is full. If you're going, be sure to get there for likeminded Brooklynites Spires.

David Lynch @ Brooklyn Academy of Music
The acclaimed director will be talking with the New York Public Library's Paul Holdengräber about "his many passions, including painting, music, Transcendental Meditation, and, of course, film." We hope hair care comes up too. Sold out, as you might expect.

Nickel Creek, Secret Sisters @ Beacon Theater
Though Chris Thile has been very active with his band Punch Brothers for the past few years, he's now reunited with Nickel Creek who are releasing new music and touring for the first time since their 2007 breakup. Tonight they're at Beacon Theater for a sold-out show.

The Both, Nick Diamonds @ Bowery Ballroom
Ted Leo and Aimee Mann have been collaborating for a couple years now, and this year they finally got out their debut album as The Both. Tonight's the first of two NYC shows on this tour, and is sold out. Opening is a solo set from Nick Diamonds of The Unicorns and Islands.

Alden Penner, Softspot, Vassals, Xander Duell @ Glasslands
Speaking of solo sets from Unicorns members, Alden Penner also plays one at Glasslands tonight. His is in support of his new solo record, Exegesis, and this is his second NYC show of the week.

Survival, Advaeta, Public Hex, CCTV @ Death By Audio
Tonight's show is a benefit for organizers in Guatamala to Resist Gold Corp and features a host of dark, postpunky bands.

Say Hi, Big Scary @ Mercury Lounge
Barsuk labelmates Say Hi and Big Scary bring their tour to Rough Trade tonight for their first of two NYC shows this week. It's been a while since Say Hi played here, so if you've been needing to see them tonight's a good chance to remedy that.

Cosmonaut, Butter The Children, OxenFree, Cave Needles, Water @ Pianos
Local band Cosmoutnaut concludes their Pianos residency tonight, featuring support from, among others, the shoegazy pop of Butter the Children.

Jolie Holland, People Get Ready @ Union Pool
Jolie Holland, who will release her new album Wine Dark Sea on May 20, begins her residency -- which happens over the next three Tuesdays -- with support from arty pop band People Get Ready.

Styles P, Funkmaster Flex, Chris Rivers, The Incomparable Shakespeare, Fame @ The Wick
The Lox have been pretty active lately, but tonight Styles P returns to the solo format for this show at new-ish Brooklyn venue The Wick.

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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Comments (15)

Michael Bay > David Lynch

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 1:06 AM


More like Pan&Scan.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 1:10 AM

Did anyone get a confirmation email from The Horrors RSVP?

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 9:26 AM

@9:26 Yes

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 9:33 AM

@9:26 No and I RSVPed 3 times

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 10:27 AM

Enjoy Lynch prattling on about TM for two hours!

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 11:27 AM

Johnny Winter!!!
rest of you losers stay home.....

Posted by Smack | April 29, 2014 11:43 AM

Show off your brunch moves this weekend because the undercover judges will be lurking. At CityFest 2014 we're going to crown Mr. and Mrs. Brunchiest.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 11:51 AM


More like Pan&Scan.

Posted by Get Pizza Gift Card free | April 29, 2014 1:23 PM

Clever lyric video and a refreshing sound! Really good!

Posted by Partin | April 29, 2014 2:36 PM

Bird Dog at Frank's Lounge. Come by after you've tweaked w Lynch.
Two sets starting at 9pm.

Posted by Special Agent Cooper | April 29, 2014 3:02 PM

What time do we need to get to house of vans to secure entry? 6?

Posted by NYCmusic | April 29, 2014 3:57 PM

Show starts at 8, and last time they only let people start lining up an hour before at 7.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 4:46 PM

You should definitely be there by 7:15 at latest. Even then, you will encounter a forbidding line, but you'll probably get in. After the free beer is gone (in about 40 minutes of chaotic dispensing), there is no beer sold at the event. Which is kind of a drag. Worse yet, you can't bring your beverages into the enclosed area where the bands play. But, hey, it's still a free series with great bands. Bring a flask.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 5:47 PM

Not packed at all. Plenty of beer too!

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 8:54 PM

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