Posted in To Do | music on May 4, 2014

LODRO @ Baby's All Right (more by Amanda Hatfield)

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

Alexis Taylor @ Manhattan Inn
In the US for the William Onyeabor tributes, the Hot Chip singer will be previewing his new album at this free matinee show. Special guests are being promised.

Bladerunner Trio (John Zorn, Bill Laswell, Dave Lombardo) @ Le Poisson Rouge
Zorn's Bladerunner project has been a thing for a while; it first appeared back in 2000. The core lineup includes him, legendary bassist/producer Bill Laswell, and ex-Slayerdrummer Dave Lomardo. While they've never recorded anything official, you can catch them tonight.

Slint, Spires That in the Sunset Rise @ Bowery Ballroom
Slint only put out two albums -- 1989's Steve Albini-produced Tweez and 1991's legendary Spiderland -- but their brand of post-rock and post-hardcore has proved to be highly influential over time and it's held up very well.

Suzanne Vega, Ari Hest @ City Winery
A singer-songwriter for over 30 years (best known for "Tom's Diner" and "Luka"), Vega just released her new album, Tales From the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles where she samples 50 Cent on one track, believe it or not.

Weekend, Cities Aviv, Grey Zine @ Glasslands
Weekend moved from San Francisco to Brooklyn, dialed back the reverb and upped the melody/danceabilty in the music, the result of which was last year's terrific Jinx. Volume level remained constant: deafening.

Matt Pond PA, The Lighthouse & The Whaler @ Rough Trade
Long-running indie band Matt Pond PA are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their album, Emblems, for this current tour which makes two stops in NYC, this being the first.

Jessy Lanza, Ricky Eat Acid @ Santos Party House
Ontario singer/producer Jessy Lanza released her debut album Pull My Hair Back via Hyperdub (Burial, Laurel Halo) earlier this year. It was co-produced and co-written by Jeremy Greenspan of Junior Boys, and falls somewhere between future R&B, the synthpop of Grimes, and the type of production that usually feels at home on Hyperdub.

The So So Glos, Juan Wauters, Flagland, Krill, Patrick Stickles (DJ set), Baked (DJ set) @ Shea Stadium
The So So Glos are no strangers to Shea Stadium (some of them live there) and are ofter at their raucous best at their home. This stacked lineup is being billed as a "Tooth Fairy" benefit, with all proceeds going into the mouth of a friend.

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

Skull Defekts, Sannhet, Surviva @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Much like they did in 2011 for Peer Amid, Daniel Higgs and Swedish experimental rockers Skull Defekts have joined forces for new album  Dances in Dreams of the Known Unknown which juxtaposes Higgs' beautiful, fractured poetry spewed over a tense arrangement. Higgs will be with the band tonight.

Tonstartsbandht, LODRO, AJ Davila y Terror Amor, Cassie Ramone, Plastic Pinks @ Trans-Pecos
This is a pretty killer bill, with Montreal/Brooklyn noisemakers Tonstartsbandht, the dark-n-stormy LODRO, Davila 666 frontman AJ Davila, former Vivian Girl guitarist Cassie Ramone and more

Majical Cloudz, Spencer Madsen (reading), Kool A.D. (reading), Mira Gonzalez (reading) @ Marlin Room @ Webster Hall
Brooklyn poet Spencer Madsen releases his new book, You Can Make Anything Sad, this week (4/29) and he'll be celebrating it with a release show featuring readings and a live performance from Majical Cloudz.

Comedy Night @ Knitting Factory
Big league comedy talent (Chris Rock, Louis CK, etc) show up regularly (and unannounced) for Hannibal's very popular free comedy show at Knitting Factory's front bar. Having had his own Comedy Central special and a featured performer on Broad City, Hannibal himself is getting pretty big league. Get there early.

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 (12)

Lodro = junkies. Soon opening for Diiv. They have the same heroin dealer.

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2014 1:06 AM

I'm always blown away with female rockstar and for me they're amazing and so awesome singers the world ever has.

Posted by Dr. Hicham Riba | May 4, 2014 1:27 AM


Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2014 2:21 AM

what time do Chvrches go on?

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2014 9:31 AM

Show at Manhattan Inn> The show is free but is there a minimum given its a restaurant?

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2014 11:02 AM


Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2014 1:46 PM

i cannot WAIT to sit down for CASSIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by #1 Steve | May 4, 2014 3:49 PM

Big group funny skills (Chris Stone, Louis CK, etc) appear consistently (and unannounced) for Hannibal's very well-known free funny display at Sewing Factory's front side bar. Having had his own Comedy Main unique and a presented entertainer on Wide Town, Hannibal himself is getting fairly big group. Get there beginning.

Posted by Dukan Diät Plan | May 4, 2014 7:43 PM

RE: Bladerunner Trio

The idea behind that band has actually been in place for far longer than that. Back in '91, he had a metal/noise trio with Laswell on bass and Mick Harris, from Napalm Death, on drums. Those recordings are increasingly hard to find, as I'm fairly certain they've been long out of print. If you care to listen, however, you can call up KEXP in seattle because they have some or at least used to. Back when they were KCMU, that station actually used to be adventurous and play things of that nature. Best of luck trying to make it happen today. In all reality, the only radio station that'll be likely to touch that is the mighty WFMU. Woof. Moo.

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2014 8:01 PM

^ The name of that band was Pain Killer, which is also seen sometimes as Painkiller.

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2014 8:02 PM

It hurts when I poop

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2014 8:05 PM

Slint was AWESOME.

Posted by Hbomb | May 5, 2014 11:19 AM

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