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PAWS @ BVSXSW 2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Shilpa Ray, D'NT, Triptides, Clapperclaw @ Baby's All Right
An intense performer, Shilpa Ray doesn't let you just idly watch her. Not that you could. She's also likely the most aggressive harmonium player you've ever seen. Her latest EP, It's All Self Fellatio, came out last year on Nick Cave's Bad Seed Ltd. label.
TRAXMAN, Special Guest, Sadaf, DJ Weird Magic @ Baby's All Right
Chicago footwork mastermind Traxman returns to NYC for the late show at Baby's and a special guest is promised. Who could it be?
Little Racer, Teen Commandments, Stargazy, Karla Moheno @ Cameo Gallery
Brooklyn band Little Racer have been at it for a while now, making very catchy, UK-inspired guitar pop. They headline this bill of similarly melodic indie pop bands.
Iceage, Uniform @ Glasslands
Denmark's Iceage like to put on moody punk shows that are mostly in the dark and never overstay their welcome. This is their first of two NYC shows this weekend and opening tonight is the noise-driven duo Uniform, whose lineup includes members of The Men and Drunkdriver.
Mobb Deep, Smif-n-Wessun @ Irving Plaza
Queens hip hop veterans Mobb Deep are celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Infamous this year with a reissue, new material, and a lengthy tour which includes a hometown show tonight.
Banner Pilot, Sad and French, Jukebox Romantics @ Knitting Factory
If you're into modern punk bands doing it like '90s punk bands, Banner Pilot are for you. Their tour hits NYC tonight with pretty solid local support.
Pujol @ Rough Trade
Pujol's new album KLUDGE just came out and it's a fairly hi-fi affair for this Nashville garage rocker -- not slick (greasy maybe) -- with some terrific songs on it. This is a free matinee...
Pujol, Dirty Fences @ Mercury Lounge
...before tonight's Mercury Lounge show
Oneohtrix Point Never, Matmos, Dutch E Germ @ MHOW
OPN has been one of the modern leaders of ambient music as of late, and he's tapped some pretty good support for tonight's show including veteran duo Matmos and ex-Gang Gang Dance member Dutch E Germ.
PAWS, Alex G, The Dirty Nil, and MA @ Shea Stadium
Somewhere between '90s indie rock and classic pop punk lies Glasgow trio PAWS, whose new album Youth Culture Forever provides more of those sugary hits. Also don't miss lo-fi singer/songwriter Alex G and Canadian ragers The Dirty Nil.
Grant Hart, Grooms, Shy Hunters @ Bowery Electric
Grant Hart may be not as popular as his former Husker Du bandmate Bob Mould, but he's still got an active solo career as well, which included the release of last year's very well-received The Argument.
Valley Lodge, OxenFree, Pavell @ Rock Shop
While most people know Dave Hill as a comedian, he's also a musician with the serious chops on guitar. He spent time as part of Cleveland band Cobra Verde and plays tonight with his current band, Valley Lodge.
Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band, Tara Jane O'Neil, Trummors @ Union Pool
As part of TV on the Radio, Tunde Adebimpe is one of the recognizable figures in the '00s Brooklyn band boom. Tonight he plays with his other band, Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band. Feel free to bug him tonight about why he's abandoned Brooklyn for LA. Also on the bill: former Rodan/Retsin member Tara Jane O'Neil who makes excellent noise folk.
Mister Saturday Night: Justin Carter, Eamon Harkin @ Mister Saturday Night's House (Red Bull Music Academy)
RBMA continues tonight with one of NYC's long-running dance parties, Mister Saturday Night.
Electric Daisy Carnival @ MetLife Stadium
The mostly EDM festival Electric Daisy Carnival may be something you want to avoid, but if you are going, there is some cool stuff to catch today like Kastle, Carl Cox, John Digweed, Art Department and more.
John Digweed, Alex Graham, Art Department, Nicolas Matar @ Output
And whether or not you go to EDC, there's always the afterparties at Output which are taking a pretty old school approach this year. Tonight's has NYC '90s rave/club scene vets John Digweed and Alex Graham, Cielo founder Nicolas Matar, and Canadian duo Art Department.
We hope you're enjoying Memorial Day Weekend. We made a guide of some of the extended holiday goings-on.
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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