tUnE-yArDs at Rough Trade (more by Chris La Putt)
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
tUnE-yArDs, Sylvan Esso @ Webster Hall
tUnE-yArDs' new album Nikki Nack came out this year and it's more of the eccentric writing that we can only get from her. The new songs really shine live, so these shows are sure to be great ones. (This is night 1 of 2 at Webster.) Get there early for Sylvan Esso too. Their electronic pop and singer Amelia Meath's dance moves are always fun to watch.
Sylvan Esso afterparty @ Baby's All Right
After Webster Hall, Sylvan Esso head to Baby's All Right to DJ and keep the party going.
Merchandise, Ukiah Drag, Alice Cohen @ Saint Vitus
Merchandise have a new record coming out on 4AD (a much bigger label than their previous releases), and from the sound of its new single, it looks like we'll be getting more of their romantic '80s-inspired post-punk. Tonight's their second of 3 NYC shows on this tour and features excellent support from psych punks Ukiah Drag and NYC art pop musician Alice Cohen.
The Adventures of the Silver Spaceman, Perrenial Reel, Arm Candy, The Doubts, Doubting Thomas Cruise Control, Lake Effect, Milk Dick, Haybaby, Lazyeyes, Breakfast In Fur @ 94 Evergreen (Slackfest)
The Slackgaze 'zine is throwing this three-day festival in Bushwick featuring 45 bands with music running from 3 PM - 2 AM.
John Doe @ Asbury Lanes
The frontman for X does a solo show tonight, supporting his new best-of collection. He'll be back with X in August.
Black Flag, HOR, Cinema Cinema @ Europa
"Black Flag" may not be even close to the band who used that name in the '70s and '80s, but if you're willing to let that slide, you can at least hear some old favorites and see Greg Ginn's impressive fretwork tonight.
Dave Chappelle @ Radio City Music Hall
Comedian Dave Chappelle is back in a big way, doing a whopping nine 10 nights at Radio City Music Hall. This is the fourth.
Sloppy Seconds, Burning Streets, Reagan Youth, The Basicks @ Grand Victory
Sloppy Seconds have been making melodic punk (like, Punk-O-Rama style) since the late '80s, and though they haven't released an album since 2008's hiatus-ending Endless Bummer, they're still an active live band. It's worth catching Reagan Youth too, who have been going strong since 2006 despite the 1993 death of singer Dave Insurgent.
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.
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