Posted in To Do | music on May 11, 2014

Little Dragon at Prospect Park in 2012 (more by Ryan Muir)
Little Dragon

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

Graveyard, Bombus @ Webster Hall
Retro rockers Graveyard hearken back to the proto-metal hard rock riffs of the early '70s and they do justice to the era. Catch them melting faces at Webster Hall tonight.

Little Dragon @ Rough Trade
Little Dragon's agreeably chilled out new album, Nabuma Rubberband, is out on Tuesday but here's a chance to A) pick it up early then and B) see them in an intimate setting like this, ahead of their tour of big venues (like upcoming T5 shows in June). Buy the album to get a wristband for the show which starts at 2:30 PM.

of Montreal, Dream Tiger @ Le Poisson Rouge
You never fully know what to expect from pop weirdos of Montreal, other than the fact that it's going to be colorful, quite the spectacle, and quite the party. Tonight's show is sold out.

Beverly, Laila, The Suzan, Doble Pletina, FLOWN @ WITHOUT Fest at Frieze Art Fair
Currated by the fine folks at Tom Tom Magazine , the WITHOUT festival is run in tandem with the Frieze Art Fair on Randall's Island. Today's the last of four and happens outside the festival gates and is free.

R. Stevie Moore, Donovan Blanc, Murals @ Baby's All Right
Interesting diversity at Baby's tonight with the godfather of home recording R. Stevie Moore, jangly NJ duo Donovan Blanc, and Louisville's Shins-y Murals.

Ludwig Persik @ Baby's All Right
After the R. Stevie Moore show, it's a free performance from Ludwig Persik who makes fanciful, laptop pop.

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.

Heathered Pearls (live), Uumans, Yinka Pascal @ Glasslands
Heathered Pearls is the moniker of Polish ambient musician Jakub Alexander who now lives in Brooklyn.Last year's debut LP, Loyal, released through Ghostly International is lush and transportive, which could make a nice way to ease out of the weekend.

Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog, Chris Cochrane's Collapsible Shoulder @ Rough Trade
Guitar great Marc Ribot has collaborated with everyone from Tom Waits to John Zorn, but tonight he takes the lead with his own band, Ceramic Dog.

Shy Girls, Tei Shi @ The Panther Room
Portland's Shy Girls make the kind of indie-R&B that has been very in style since the breakout of artists like How to Dress Well (who he especially sounds like). Last night, he opened for Haim at the large Terminal 5 but tonight you can see him in the much smaller venue, The Panther Room (at Output).

Okkyung Lee, Craig Taborn, Tyshawn Sorey // Michelle Boule @ The Stone
It's the final night of NYC noise cellist Okkyung Lee's Stone Residency with Craig Taborn & Tyshawn Torey at the 8 PM set and Michelle Boule at the 10 PM set.

Clean Girls, Fins, Exocomets @ Silent Barn
It's a night of noisy rock at Silent Barn, and if you're going to this show one band we recommend catching is Fins, who make messy post-hardcore that they recorded on an EP with Ben from The Men, who know a thing or two about messy post-hardcore.

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.

HAIM, Tennis @ Terminal 5
A modern blend of Fleetwood Mac and Wilson Phillips, HAIM just keep getting more popular. This is the second of two sold-out shows at T5.

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 (26)

Today's bands descriptions have been brought to you by people who barely know shit about music.

Posted by ME | May 11, 2014 1:21 AM


Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2014 2:30 AM

Ribot or a bunch of indiecrap?

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2014 2:38 AM

would eat the shitcrumbs out of her ass in that pic.

Nice one, BV.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2014 2:56 AM

HAIM + Tennis = Good God music is doomed.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2014 4:43 AM

Little Dragon > Grimes

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2014 6:14 AM

^you're up to early in the morning son. You're talking nonsense.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2014 9:38 AM

Comparing HAIM to Fleetwood Mac? That's kind of a stretch....

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2014 9:45 AM

This surely a blissful Sunday to celebrate with these great singers.

Posted by Kris Krohn | May 11, 2014 9:45 AM

Is there some sort of Kool-Aid that people have been drinking to make them think that bad-mediocre music is actually really good? Take HAIM for example....

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2014 9:47 AM

2:56 maybe in this pic but def not worth hitting in reality.
Also she and her band are such uber overrated millenial bore.

Posted by ME | May 11, 2014 9:50 AM

yea, You're talking nonsense. Thanks!

Posted by massagem tantrica sp | May 11, 2014 10:12 AM

Comparing HAIM to Wilson Phillips is not actually a good thing. No one ever thought Wilson Phillips was "cool". And they don't actually sound like them, either. The only thing they have in common are that they are 3 girls that make disposable pop music. At least Wilson Phillips could sing harmonies... And I don't get the Fleetwood Mac comparison at all.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2014 11:01 AM

who said the comparison to Wilson Phillips was meant to be positive?

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2014 1:37 PM

lay off the crack rock 6:14

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2014 5:03 PM

lol .. y is she posing like Miley Cyrus

Posted by ListsMania | May 11, 2014 5:13 PM


Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2014 5:39 PM

Little Dragon or Haim? Is that what music has come to? I never thought I'd see the day where I would be missing Avril Levign

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2014 5:43 PM

6:14 needs to clean out their ears.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2014 6:37 PM

I saw Little Dragon at Celebrate Brooklyn 2 years ago - everyone around me seemed to be having a really good time, while I left about 5 songs in because I could feel the life force being sucked out of me by this horrid "music"

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2014 8:06 PM

I like the D

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2014 8:19 PM

cheap girls > than any other band name with girls in it (shy, hard, clean, or otherwise.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2014 8:34 PM

OMG. Haim really are Wilson Philips. It's not just that there are three girls. That is honestly the perfect comparison. Eat it 11:01.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2014 8:42 PM

Didn't Wilson-Phillips break records for selling records via QVC and the Home Shopping Network? Fat midwestern housewives of the early 90's are the only ones who ever liked that schlock.

Why the kiddies are eating this up is a real mystery.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2014 9:58 PM

1:37, BV stated it above in the HAIM posting, as if there were nothing wrong with it.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2014 11:04 PM


Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2014 8:47 AM

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