Posted in To Do | music on May 18, 2014

Swans @ Northside Fest 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)
Swans

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

Swans, Jenny Hval @ Bowery Ballroom
Swans has been making some of the filthiest and most life-affirming music since the early '80s, until ending their run in the late '90s. At the beginning of this decade, the band's mastermind Michael Gira reformed the band, who have now put out their third record since 2010 and throughout that record's 2+ hours, it never fails at being one of the most intense listening experiences you can have. Their live shows are only more intense. This is the first of two NYC shows for them this week, and opener Jenny Hval is worth catching too.

Fletcher C. Johnson, The Pharmacy, Hector's Pets, Bad Lovers @ Baby's All Right
All four of the bands on this bill have the Burger Records seal of approval which means a night of beer-loving (and perhaps beer-flinging) garagey, punky, glammy rock n' roll.

Ludwig Persik, Jef Barbara, King Holiday @ Baby's All Right
Blurring genre and gender lines, Jef skips between minimal electro, shimmering and ethereal guitar pop, skronky new wave with forays into glam and krauty bachelor pad music -- all with élan and wit. Tonight is the second of two special shows Jef is doing in NYC this weekend with Meshell Ndegeocello on bass. Tonight it's also part of Ludwig Persik's late-night Sunday residency. FREE.

Creepoid, Alex G, Florida, The Chickenhawks @ Death by Audio
Philly's Creepoid keep the slowcore era of the '90s alive, and they throw a little shoegaze in there too. It's good stuff. Alex G also makes quality bedroom singer/songwriter type stuff.

Walter Martin (of The Walkmen) @ Littlefield
The Walkmen are currently on hiatus but many of its members are currently taking the solo route, including Walter Martin who put out his new children's album this week. This is an afternoon show for the whole family. Also: free ice cream!

Steve Gunn, Prince Rupert's Drops, Devonian Gardens, Worthless @ Mercury Lounge
A onetime member of Kurt Vile's backing band, The Violators, Gunn released his most recent solo album, the delicate, mostly acoustic Time Off, last year and headlines this all-psych-rock bill.

Untold, Pearson Sound @ Output
Dubstep/UK bass producer Untold just put out his new full length album, Black Light Spiral, which should appeal to fans of the genre from before it's big American breakout. Tonight he plays a live set in NYC. His likeminded fellow UK musician Pearson Sound is on the bill too, and special guests are promised.

Young Widows, Helms Alee, Highness @ Saint Vitus
The noise rockin' Young Widows aren't too noisy on their new record, Easy Pain, which has more of a gothy post-punk thing going on, but it's very solid nonetheless. Also on the bill is sludge greats Helms Alee and Highness (ex-Christie Front Drive).

LODRO, Sunflower Bean, Lavachild, Frank Jones @ Union Pool
They play a lot, but all that gigging has made locals LODRO a killer live band, playing at intense brand of creepout blues (think Nick Cave, The Cramps' version of "Fever") that is dead serious and pretty badass.

Panda Bear, Dam-Funk, Torn Hawk @ Warsaw
Panda Bear is supposed to be coming out with a new solo album this year, and regardless of what you thought of Animal Collective's last, #TeamPanda fans should still be pretty excited because his last one was excellent and AnCo's last was mostly an Avey Tare affair. He hasn't released anything from it yet, but knowing him, there's a pretty good chance we'll hear a lot of it tonight. Part of the Red Bull Music Academy

Juelz Santana, Status, Don Dada @ Stage 48
Juelz Santana has probably been blasting out of a lot of speakers this past week, considering he's on Cam'ron & A-Trak's killer new single, "Dipshits." Maybe he'll break out his verse tonight?

Black N' Blue Bowl @ The Well
The annual NYC hardcore festival Black N Blue Bowl wraps up today with sets from d-beat pioneers Discharge, Agnostic Front, 7 Seconds, Power Trip, Incendiary, Manipulate, Heavy Chains, and still more.

Cheetah Chrome, Kevn Kinney, Bethany Saint-Smith & The Gun Show, Cariad Harmon @ The Treehouse at 2A (FREE)
Without Cheetah Chrome (a member of Dead Boys and Rocket From the Tombs) punk as we know it today probably wouldn't exist. That's a pretty good reason to see him for free.

Eddie Izzard @ Beacon Theatre
Eddie Izzard brings his current show (which he's translated and performs in three languages!), "Force Majeure," to North America and this his final of five Beacon shows.

Bruce Springsteen @ Mohegan Sun Arena
The boss isn't hitting any NYC venues on his current tour, but if you don't mind traveling a bit to see him you can catch tonight's show at Mohegan Sun, his second of two sold out shows at the Connecticut venue.

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 (58)

"Eddie Izzard brings his current show (which he's translated and performs in three languages!)" - Three more than BV does...

Posted by ME | May 18, 2014 2:37 AM

Will be worth putting up with the awful decor and stench at Warsaw to see Panda Bear and Dam-Funk...

Posted by Matt Fuller (Illuminati) | May 18, 2014 2:42 AM

I really wanted to go out tonight, but alas, I ingested an entire 8oz tub of hummus and totally punished a toilet at a nearby coffee shop to the dismay of the gentleman in line after me.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 2:57 AM

A sad day.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 7:00 AM

2:57. If you're going to be a smartass, please do so with proper usage of your chosen vocabulary. You need a comma after "but" too.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 10:10 AM

Heh, and he needs to get some baby wipes for his butt!

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 10:45 AM

Dear 10:10:
You should use the word "also" not "too" in your final sentence. You are a moron.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 11:21 AM

BV, where halitosis-afflicted English major nerds go when the unemployment benefits run out

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 11:55 AM

Dear 11:21AM.

You are wrong. You're not correct. See how those are different sentences with the same meaning? Good. Case closed. Nice try. Happy Sunday, sweetheart. xox

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 12:12 PM

12:12 proved 11:55's claim, brilliantly. Nice move, Ex-Lax.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 12:14 PM

Oh, and as for 11:55AM's comment:

Hmm. Where should I start? I actually have a job that I love. It has nothing to do with grammar. I'm in the design field. I simply like studying and always learning more, and I find grammar to be fascinating because so many adults are operating at a grade-school level. Music, however, has always been a passion of mine. I've written for music blogs, done record liner notes for labels this very site promotes and hosted weekly live radio shows on the FM dial. At the end of the day. I just like listening to music. So to what you stated, I'm sorry to inform you of your erroneous ways. I am not an English major. I am not unemployed. You, dear Sir/Madam, however, are a judgmental idiot. Best of luck dealing with that.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 12:16 PM

set times for my boyfriend panda bear?

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 12:55 PM

Are Animal Collective still, er, a collective? I never hear anything about that band outside of its members performing shows.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 12:57 PM

1 extra for panda plz??

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 1:03 PM

Did ya'll see that Animal Collective, Black Dice, Climax Golden Twins show in Seattle in 2003? Woah. Heavy Noize.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 1:20 PM

FUCK FUCK FUCK YOUR NAME IS FUCK

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 1:21 PM

SWANS!

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 2:09 PM

12:16 LOLZ TL;DR

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 2:11 PM

Why so sensitive, friends?

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 3:02 PM

French onion soup cures a host of fussy ills

Posted by Your Mother | May 18, 2014 3:44 PM

"The design field" in order words you still qualify for food stamps

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 3:44 PM

Weekly live radio shows don't exist on the FM dial. The FM dial is used to fix on a EMR frequency window that hosts radio shows. I think it's funny that someone claiming to be so truly exacting with grammar would commit such a freshman mistake.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 4:01 PM

12:16 is a writer for pitchfork

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 4:35 PM

Yeah I had a show once too, bub. A really nice fucking show.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 4:37 PM

CHEETAH CHROME!!! Wow!

Posted by anonimo | May 18, 2014 5:01 PM

>Weekly live radio shows don't exist on the FM dial. The FM dial is used to fix on a EMR frequency window that hosts radio shows. I think it's funny that someone claiming to be so truly exacting with grammar would commit such a freshman mistake.

Really? Hmmm. Perhaps in the basement of your flyover state, they most certainly do not. However, in major cities around the country, some of the most adventurous stations are both on the web and FM dial, friend.

Case in point:

http://wfmu.org - you'll notice this part, presuming you can read: "We're an independent freeform station broadcasting at 91.1 fm in New York, at 90.1 fm in the Hudson Valley, and with gobs and gobs of online offerings."

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 5:03 PM

not sure what's goin on here, but i'll stick up for fmu any damn day of the week. it's the most bad ass on web or radio. 4:01, you got some homework to do, son.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 5:04 PM

my bf panda is going to play new songs tonight and i need to know what time he is going to start.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 5:10 PM

So many sensitive, little boys on here getting so worked up when they're called out on mistakes they make in the comment section. Life must be hard for you sweet lil' souls, huh? Best of luck to you in the real world. xo Oh, one more thing, I'll be at Cake Shop tonight around 11pm. If you care to have a discussion, come up to the bar. James or Lynda will be serving there, and simply ask them if they have any grammar advice. They'll point you in my direction. If you're nice, I'll take out to The Chef's private farm-to-table dinner next week.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 5:11 PM

Cheetah Crome afterparty @ Tompkins square park

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 5:16 PM

panda bear set times?

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 5:20 PM

LOL people that are important in their own minds always have all sorts of free time to engage in angry multiple paragraph arguments as Anonymous on internet blogs.

Pass the bong dude, I'm serious.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 5:21 PM

I don't know, I kind of have to go with 5:21 on thia one. That other guys seems like kind of an angry tool.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 5:22 PM

I'm not much of a bonger, but if you'll happily pass the Bourbon, I'll happily join ya'll.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 5:24 PM

spring break forever, y'all!

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 5:32 PM

Cheetah Chrome!!! fuck yeah!

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 5:39 PM

Spring break. Spring break. Spring break fo'ever. Spring Break forever, bitches.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 5:52 PM

Warsaw is the place to be tonight. Viva Poland!

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 6:33 PM

TO BE KIND.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 6:46 PM

And, after you leave Warsaw, you needz to stop by Peter Pan Donuts for the best, the best, Jerry!, pastries this side of Brooklyn.
With love, The Chef

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 6:49 PM

^ not this fruitcake again

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 6:50 PM

^ I prefer the chocolate donuts, as I'm not a fan of fruitcake. However, I do subscribe to the thinking of to each his/her own. Have fun with your fruitcake. If you wanna hang afterwards, I'll be bouncing back and forth between Marlow and Diner.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 7:26 PM

Set times for panda bro

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 7:41 PM

I think that he meant that you are the fruitcake 7:26. You know, fruitcake in the pejorative sense of the word. Not that there's anything wrong with that. I mean, some guys like that kind of thing, maybe you?

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 8:25 PM

So much Anonymous on Anonymous verbal violence today on here, no one even noticed that Pitchfork's favorite crybabies Gira and Co. will be throwing tantrums for pay tonight too. Get ready for all the fawning shut-ins that make their yearly exodus from their mommy's basement to go look sullen with Swans whinging and talking tomorrow about how deep and real Gira was last night. Oh fuck just gag me.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 8:31 PM

8:31: Amen, friend. I'm finally glad someone called out Gira & Co. for that type of behavior. I like your humorous spin on it.

8:25: I think some guys, and girls for that matter, tend to like fruitcake. As I stated before, if you were sidetracked and not listen, I don't much care for said delicacy. I tend to find it a bit too dense and not enough nuance. Know what I mean, jellybean? I would never been one to judge if one were to enjoy spending their livelihood in pursuit of the finest mo-fo fruitcake in the five boroughs of New York, but I won't be joining that operation. I'll chill with my whiskey and chocolate while listening to the bootleg of the Charles Mingus Sextet with Eric Dolphy in Europe. I did just get my hands on the Freddie Gibbs & Madlib recording from earlier this year, and daaamn, it's fine.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 8:52 PM

can i get a "who who who who who who?"

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 8:58 PM

Yes. You can. Whooo.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 9:00 PM

Smart ASS!

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 9:03 PM

Given the choice, I would much rather be a smartass than a dumbass.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 9:05 PM

Smartass > Dumbass > Fruitcake

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 9:27 PM

Yesss. Truth be told, as I mentioned, I wouldn't really have fruitcake in my equation, as it doesn't do anything for me. I do understand your point, however. Well plaid, girlfriend.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 9:32 PM

Ha! Well P(laid). Hilarious.

I'm finally listening to this new Damon Albarn release. Has anyone else heard it? I want to like it so so much. But between this and the opera he did ... zzz. Sleepy + Snoozy.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 9:44 PM

Yup, total fruitcake

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 9:52 PM

Interesting. I've never had a total fruitcake before. I've tried Light, Dark and Southern-style fruitcakes, but they're really don't speak to me. The Crack Pie that Momofuku Milk Bar serves, however, is absolutely out of this world. Ya'll really need to try it. Head over to the EV and check it out.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 10:26 PM

^ all you people talking about foods beside hummus are wasting your time. #chickpea4life

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 10:31 PM

I'm OK with some hummus here and there. However, dear chickpea4life, you really can't tell me you would rather sink your teeth into a legume than, say, some huckleberry cheesecake soft serve, a cornflake marshmallow cookie or some delicious strawberry lemon truffle action. And, if you so choose to suck away on a member of the family Fabaceae, you belong nowhere near a site based on New York City food like Brooklyn Vegan.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 10:48 PM

Panda 9-9:17
Dam Funk 9:30-6am

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 10:51 PM

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