Posted in To Do | music on May 10, 2014

La Sera at Bowery Ballroom in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
La Sera

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

Brooklyn Flea Record Fair
Happening at popular food destination Smorgasburg, the BFRF is a mix of used vendors and independent label booths from the likes of DFA, Captured Tracks, Partisan, Cascine, Warp, Frenchkiss, Famous Class, Minimal Wave (with their now famous MW cupcakes) and more. This year it's also a part of the Red Bull Music Academy, with DJ sets from Autre Ne Veut, Caroline Polachek (Chairlift, Ramona Lisa), Tanlines' Jesse Cohen, Optimo and Sandra Electronics to make your crate digging a little more pleasurable. BrooklynVegan is also a proud sponsor.

Vulture Fest
New York Magazine's pop culture blog Vulture is throwing this two-day  festival this weekend featuring a bric-a-brac of panels and events based around movies, TV, music and comedy. Most of it is happening at Milk Studios in Manhattan.

M.I.A., Solange @ Webster Hall
After playing Queens warehousy Knockdown Center last night, MIA teams with Solange for a very sold out part of Vulture Fest.

Shoes, Paul Collins' Beat, Barreracudas, Games @ The Bell House
Night two of the Brookyn Power Pop Festival features some true legends in the genre, with The Nerves' frontman Paul Collins and Chicago's under appreciated Shoes, plus two great newer band -- Barreracudas and Brooklyn's Games.

La Sera, High Waisted, Springtime Carnivore @ Baby's All Right
With Vivian Girls behind her, Katy Goodman's main focus is now on the more pop-oriented La Sera. Tonight's the record release show for her new album, Hour of the Dawn.

Upset, Worries @ Baby's All Right
Ex-Hole/Vivian Girls band Upset play their second of two NYC shows of the week tonight, and joining them is their Don Giovanni labelmates Worriers, whose socially aware pop punk rips.

Robert Henke's Lumiere, The Haxan Cloak @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple
As part of Red Bull Music Academy, artist Robert Henke will present the US premiere of his laser light show, Lumière, and joining him is dark electronic musician The Haxan Cloak. Sounds mind-bending.

Ava Luna, Heliotropes, Le Rug, Eastern Hollows @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Brooklyn 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. Tonight's headlined by long-running and underrated Brooklynites Ava Luna.

Ovlov, Geronimo!, Dead Wives, LVL UP @ Death by Audio
Good night of '90s-style indie rock at DbA with the Dino Jr/SY-loving Ovlov, the noisy Geronimo!, Speedy Ortiz-related Dead Wives, and crunchy Built to Spill-esque rockers LVL UP.

Tennis, Ski Lodge @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Poppy Colorado duo Tennis are currently working on their new album and may be playing some new stuff. They sing to tykes at Kidrockers at NYU's Skirball Center during the afternoon before tonight's MHOW show.

Shark?, Howth, Soft Black, Pinegrove @ Shea Stadium
If you like sugary garage punk like Wavves, Shark? are one of the better local bands in Brooklyn doing that sort of thing.

Cretin Stompers, LODRO, Downer, Honduras, Baby Acid @ The Flat
Featuring members of Wavves and the Reatards, scuzzy trio Cretin Stompers have some ultra-catchy songs underneath that low-fi noize. They're the not-so-secret guests tonight that's an otherwise fun bill, with Cassie Ramone and Tamaryn DJing between sets.

Okkyung Lee w/ C Spencer Yeh // Chris Corsano/Bill Nace @ The Stone
NYC noise cellist Okkyung Lee continues her Stone residency tonight with past collaborator C Spencer Yeh at the 8 PM set and two Sonic Youth member collaborators Chris Corsano & Bill Nace (the latter of whom is currently in Body/Head with Kim Gordon) at the 10 PM set.

The Men, Obits, Nude Beach @ The Wick
If you haven't checked out The Wick, finally open after a slow gestation period, here's a good show to check out with lots of great, no-nonsense guitar rock.

Brigid Dawson's Fare Thee Well Opening Reception @ Worship
Brigid is not part of the current touring line-up of Thee Oh Sees, but here's a chance to see her artwork at Williamsburg vintage clothes store Worship. Tonight's the opening with beverages in the store's open backyard and a performance by Jim McHugh.

Agoria, Kindness, Ripperton, Lusine, Nicole Ross @ Verboten
Kindness has a new album coming out which reportedly features Robyn, Blood Orange, and Kelela. Maybe he'll give us a taste of some of that tonight.

Ulcerate, Inter Arma, Car Bomb @ Saint Vitus
It's a solid double header for metal at Vitus tonight with the atmospheric death metal of Ulcerate and the psychedelic black-ish metal of Inter Arma.

Saturday Slamfest @ Blackthorn 51
A bunch of metal bands come together for Saturday Slamfest at Queens venue Blackthorn 51 today, most notably death metal originals Suffocation.

HAIM, Shy Girls @ Terminal 5
HAIM's ascent continues. Resistance is futile.

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

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Comments (44)


How YOU doin', mami?

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2014 12:38 AM

There it is.

There they are.

THAT'S the BV that I know and love.

Thank you.

Posted by Donald Chakka | May 10, 2014 1:55 AM

Look at that smile on her face. Girlfriend know what's up. Just sayin'.

Posted by Robert Rico | May 10, 2014 2:00 AM

Man those ridiculous tattoos really ruined and otherwise pretty girl. Nice job millennials.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2014 2:02 AM


Posted by Unanymous | May 10, 2014 9:01 AM

Is la sera spanish for "the bra for big boobies"?

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2014 9:44 AM

Have to agree with 2:02.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2014 10:59 AM

You're missing 3 shows that I thought would be listed here, and are miles better than ANY of these ones - BLS/Down @ Best Buy Theater, Suffocation @ Blackthorn 51 in Queens, and Ulcerate/Car Bomb @ Saint Vitus.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2014 11:05 AM

^ such angst ... what, hard night at #SVGH, sausage?

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2014 11:37 AM

Pottymouth > Haim

Posted by Pottymouth | May 10, 2014 12:57 PM

@11:05, just added in Ulcerate and Suffocation, they were left out by mistake. Thanks!

Posted by andrewsacher | May 10, 2014 1:31 PM


Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2014 1:46 PM

1:31: Haha, it's cool.

11:37: Aw, I know you wanna hold my hand at Glasslands :(

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2014 2:02 PM

Anyone that thinks even one of those shitty metal dress up acts listed is better than The Obits really has lost theor fucking mind

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2014 4:08 PM

"HAIM's ascent continues. Resistance is futile."

Ha ha fuck you and watch me

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2014 4:30 PM

HAIM was at the Billy Joel show last night.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2014 4:45 PM

Fucking Tennis and Ski Lodge? Really? Someone tell me this is a joke.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2014 5:21 PM

4:08 is super cereal :(

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2014 6:21 PM

2:02 frckin nailed it.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2014 6:38 PM

Yeah, but wouldn't you still hit it? I know I would....

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2014 6:49 PM

Rosanne Cash performing with Joan Osbourne tonight at City Winery. And KBK's boobs look yummy as always.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2014 6:51 PM

Sausages are like life's permanent Shlemozzle, constantly getting the proverbial soup spilled on their fragile egos. (I know, it's confusing ... Google is your friendfriwnd sausage)

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2014 7:03 PM


Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2014 8:13 PM

poop > pottymouth > haim

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2014 8:14 PM

"Man those ridiculous tattoos really ruined and otherwise pretty girl. Nice job millennials."

What 2:02 nailed was poor grammar, friend. The word you wanted was "an" before "otherwise". Come. On. People!

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2014 8:27 PM

Seems more like a typo than poor grammar.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2014 11:14 PM

Seems like Mr. Correcting Grammar at 8:57 on a Saturday Night is living the life we should all be envious of

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2014 12:22 AM

^ I meant 8:27, obvs.
So sue me .

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2014 12:23 AM

2:02 nailed it

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2014 2:08 AM


Posted by Inked4lyfe | May 11, 2014 10:54 AM

^chick with dumb tattoos

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2014 12:26 PM

sorry, 4lyfe. 2:02's right. i hope this trend ends before i have a kid old enough to do something that stupid.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2014 2:42 PM

^amen to that

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2014 3:21 PM

So you're all basically saying you want to control what women do with their bodies so they look better to you? Including your children? That is truly fucking weird.

Posted by Inked4lyfe | May 11, 2014 9:32 PM

^nice spin.

No one said anything like that. Really no one said anything more than it's a shame that people permanently scar their bodies in the service of a mindless fad.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2014 10:02 PM

Say what you want about tattoos, but calling ice cream sundaes some kind of fad is pretty weird buster

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2014 10:20 PM

Pull down your pants, look at your circumcised dick, and then talk to me about mindless fad scars.

Posted by Inked4lyfe | May 11, 2014 10:29 PM

You dudes are pussies

Posted by Inked4lyfe | May 11, 2014 11:31 PM

Dude my tats are sick ! I have a BV comment thread going down my wiener ! !

Posted by Inked4lyfe | May 11, 2014 11:51 PM

If you are distracted by the tats you have bigger issues

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2014 8:50 AM

I am managing kick ball katys knockers (KKK). please no derogatory remarks.

Posted by p squared photography | May 12, 2014 4:22 PM

May I book them for an upcoming BBQ I am hosting next month?

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2014 4:44 PM


Posted by REGAL FAN | May 16, 2014 4:08 AM

I'm Shlap

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2014 4:33 AM

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