Posted in To Do | music on May 3, 2014

Against Me! in Chicago in April (more by Jeff Ryan)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Against Me!, Tony Molina, Big Eyes @ Webster Hall
Against Me! are back this year with a new album, a new lineup, and a reinvigorated sound that's only better live than it is on the solid Transgender Dysphoria Blues. They played MHOW earlier this year and tonight they return to NYC for a show at the larger Webster Hall. Support is great too, coming from the indie pop punks Big Eyes and Weezer/Teenage Fanclub/Thin Lizzy worshipper Tony Molina.

Pictureplane, LODRO, Ought, Truthers, Bodyparts @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
rooklyn Night Bazaar offers weekends of local artisan shopping, gourmet eats, beer and wine, ping pong, black light minigolf and music all under one Greenpoint roof. This is a super-solid bill, with the big curiosity draw being Ought, who just got "Best New Music" in Pitchfork.

Atomic Bomb! The Music of William Onyeabor @ BAM
David Byrne, Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor, Dev of Blood Orange, Money Mark, Sinkane, Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem) and more pay tribute to Nigerian synth-funk great William Onyeabor over two nights, this being the second. Part of the Red Bull Music Academy, this has potential to be very, very cool.

MONDO! @ Cameo Gallery
New York City's longest-running indie pop party, MONDO turns 10 years old tonight. It remains your best place to dance to twee, '80s classics, Northern Soul, post-punk, cardigan pop, etc. Things are likely to be especially festive tonight. Fun starts at midnight.

Herzog, Shale Satan @ Cobra Club
Cleveland indie rockers Herzog are back with a genuinely terrific new album, Boys, that recalls the heyday of '90s college radio. This is good stuff.

Greg Proops @ The Bell House
This is a live taping of the comedian's Greg Proops is the Smartest Man in the World podcast. Expect arched eyebrows and much laughter.

The Juan Maclean (DJ), Nancy Whang @ Brooklyn Bowl
Juan and frequent collaborator Nancy Whang will spin house, disco and whatever else suits there fancy. They've got pretty good taste.

Sonic Avenues, Steve Adamyk Band, Something Fierce, Legendary Wings @ Cake Shop
Indie label Dirtnap Records is a general trademark of quality when it comes to things garage/punk/powerpop and tonight they're showcasing a bunch of their bands, including Canadians Sonic Avenues, and the Steve Adamyk Band.

LiveFastDie, Pampers, Foster Care, Citizen Blast Kane @ Union Pool
New Hampshire's LiveFastDie are named after a GG Allin tattoo and play a similar style of punk -- albeit tighter and with less feces. They headline what is a great night, with excellent locals Foster Care and Pampers on the bill as well.

Deerhoof, Tomaga, Awkwafina @ Le Poisson Rouge
Deerhoof's experimental noise pop always makes for a good show, and tonight they'll grace us with another one at Le Poisson Rouge.

Rodrigo y Gabriela, Zach Heckendorf @ Beacon Theatre
Mexican acoustic guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela have a new album, 9 Dead Alive, and are currently on tour in support of it. Tonight's the last of three nights at Beacon Theatre.

Margot & The Nuclear So & So's, Empires, Kate Myers @ Bowery Ballroom
Margot & The Nuclear So & So's are back with a new album, Sling Shot to Heaven, this year which has their folky indie pop intact as ever.

CHVRCHES, The Range @ Terminal 5
Who'd have thought a year ago that Scottish synthpop band CHVRCHES would get so big? Tonight's their second of three sold-out shows at Terminal 5.

Mighty Mouse, Lane 8, Alex English DJ set @ Slake
London's Mighty Mouse recently made his debut as 1/2 of Du Tonc with Van She's Matt Van Schie, but he's also a solo artist and plays on his own in NYC tonight.

Luke Temple, She Keeps Bees, Friend Roulette, Stranger Cat, DM Stith, Teletextile, Edan @ Baby's All Right
It's a very varied and interesting bill at Baby's tonight with Here We Go Magic singer Luke Temple, some Sharon Van Etten pals like She Keeps Bees and Cat Martino's electronic-tinged Stranger Cat project, DM Stith who (like Cat Martino) has played in Sufjan's band, Friend Roulette who have probably listened to a lot of Sufjan Stevens, psychedelic rapper Edan, and the avant-pop of Teletextile.

Jean Grae, JD Samson, Magnetic North & Taiyo Na @ Brooklyn Museum
It's another installment of Brooklyn Museum's Target First Saturdays which provide "engaging and eclectic free art and entertainment programs every month, from 5 to 11 p.m." Today's includes Le Tigre/MEN member JD Samson at 7 PM and Talib Kweli collaborator Jean Grae at 8:45.

Hysterics, Ajax, God Mode, Pagan Piss, Sorrows @ Death by Audio
Olympia punks Hysterics are in town for their second of two NYC shows this weekend at DbA tonight. Their sound recalls classic hardcore (think early Black Flag) but sounds totally in the now.

Skull Defekts, PC Worship, Ornament, Zomes (DJs) @ Trans-Pecos
Though Swedish experimental rockers The Skull Defekts often count Lungish's Dnaiel Higgs as a member, they had been touring without him this time. However, for their NYC shows today and tomorrow, Daniel will be on board, making these extra special. Today's show is outside of Trans Pecos and is also a BBQ.

Giraffage, Branchez, Tanner Caldwell @ Tribeca Grand Studios
Come dance to the R&B-indebted electronic sounds of Giraffage at Tribeca Grand Studios tonight.

The Communion, Lament, Starkweather, Pyrrhon @ The Grand Victory
Get your fix of local-ish metal from Long Island's The Communion, Philly metalcore troupe Starweather, and Brooklyn tech-death weirdos Pyrrhon.

Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger @ Rough Trade NYC
Sean Lennon has made experimental, forward-thinking music in his career, but with GOASTT, he fully indulges in the family business of pop that is, for lack of a better word, Beatlesque. This show is free with purchase of their new album.

Berlin, The Cringe @ The Cutting Room
Beginning their career as kinky synthpop, Berlin morphed into superstars by the time of their megahit "Take My Breath Away." Only singer Teri Nunn remains of the original '80s lineup. Opening are The Cringe, aka "that band Rachel Ray's husband is in."

The Jesse Boykins III show at Irving Plaza tonight has been cancelled. Refunds are available at point of purchase.

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 (18)

I don't like that new employee at Manouns. I am worried one of his mustache hairs may shed into my robust platter. Thereby spoiling it.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 4:06 AM

I don't like Tom gable. I am worried his disgusting lifestyle will destroy the minds of his children. Imagine having to be the one to have that conversation? Look kids, daddy is now also going to be mommy.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 6:11 AM

This is freaking rock and always the best rock n roll of all time. Really like it!

Posted by Feed the Children | May 3, 2014 6:33 AM

A what time did Onyeabor start??

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 9:52 AM

^^ 8PM Sharp

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 9:57 AM

Tom Gable's wife finally left "him".

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 10:19 AM

i gotta say, the font on that roadcase is terrible!

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 10:35 AM

@9:57 is lying. The Onyeabor show did not actually begin till around 8:15-8:20. Don't miss it if you care at all. It was a great fun night. Music and band were fantastic

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 11:09 AM

And the Onyeabor show ended at 10

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 11:10 AM

higha higha higha higha , higha

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 1:37 PM

What time does Daft Punk go on?

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 3:03 PM

Listen to @11:09 and miss 20 minutes. No biggie.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 5:05 PM

what time do rodrigo y gabriela go on?

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 5:09 PM

Here's the setlist and some video clips from the CHVRCHES show last night: http://sonicawareness.net/post/84650395982/show-recap-chvrches-nyc-5-2-2014

Posted by Sonic Awareness | May 3, 2014 5:15 PM

i believe R&G have been going shortly before 9pm

one opener is meant to go on around 8

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 6:54 PM

set time for ought anyone ?

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 8:45 PM

Atomic Bomb was good for a one off.. Sound was for shit early,should have been poppin',and it FINALLY cleaned up 3/4 way thru. Before that tho..it was flat flat flat.BAM> Sound guy asleep at the wheel...

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 10:41 PM

Chvrches sucks ass

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2014 5:33 AM

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