Posted in To Do | music on June 22, 2014

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.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.


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Comments (19)

Bang On A Can annual marathon! Used to be high on BV's recommendations list. But now days jay z and kanye are more important to this has been new york blogger.

Posted by ME | June 22, 2014 12:27 AM

I am not familiar with this "Bang on a Can" music marathon, but the other day I couldn't find my can opener, so I grabbed a hammer and banged the shit out of a can of Goya chickpeas.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2014 1:35 AM





Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2014 6:10 AM

Bang on a Can is 24hours of horrible experimental noise "music." And it takes place in a weird corporate Wall Street office building/mall. Ain't nobody got time for that!

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2014 9:44 AM


Wow. Clearly, you are not from New York City. You do understand that the reason why the city is such a wonderful place to live is because of the diversity that exists within, right? God forbid you open your mind to exploring a different style that you're accustomed to listening to. I bet you read the same books over and over. Or, wait ... who the fuck am I kidding. Based one what you wrote, reading is probably not an act you entertain often/even. Do you see films by directors you don't know? I feel for your sad, sad life. How's that vanilla ice cream and missionary position sex treating you these days? Oh, for the record, I've seen everyone from Matmos and Amiina (They're the group of women who make Sigur Ros sound the way they do.) and Jonny Greenwood to Thurston Moore and members of The National. But, you know, that's probably too "experimental" for you. Have fun with your so called life.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2014 10:04 AM

^ you have way too much time on your hands to write a response like that

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2014 11:06 AM

^ Ah shaddaap. 9:44am merely pointed out that BOAC takes place in 1%-ville which means they pander to the 1% what else? Why have it down there? As some kind of protest? It isn't a protest and it isn't revolutionary either, it's just another hipster bullshit gathering like that dumb underwear and panties subway ride shit or it's the predecessor of that faux-revolutionary hipster shit. I could give a fuck about Bang On A Can and I'm a native New Yorker, now what?

If anyone is the closedminded jackass between you and 9:44am it's you. So what 9:44am isn't into BOAC. You do realize part of living in New York is supporting what you want to support, right? So perhaps it is you who is not from NYC or if you are you erroneously think everyone has to be into what you're into and if not they're not from the city. The fact that you judge someone as not being from NYC tips me off that YOU are not from NYC and that's ok. Just get off your high horse and knock off the insults with your vanilla ice cream and sex position nonsense.

BTW you mentioned the penultimate pre-hipster Thurston Moore and The National so you are disqualified about saying what is and isn't NYC.

Posted by D | June 22, 2014 11:10 AM

10:04 just moved to Brooklyn from Iowa last month.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2014 12:24 PM

Dumbass scarves, it's USA time against those pesky Portugese!

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2014 1:23 PM

You're all diseased!

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2014 1:27 PM

Bahaha. 11:06 and 11:10 ... y'all got played by a troll. You fucks are priceless.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2014 1:52 PM

trolls live under bridges, brooklyn has many bridges, therefore....

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2014 2:15 PM

vegans love hummus, brooklyn has many vegans, therefore brooklyn love hummus

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2014 2:19 PM

Manhattan has bridges. Brooklyn, eh, not so much. Pay attention.


Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2014 8:12 PM

10:o4 is so angry. She's funny

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2014 8:59 PM

I walked past this Slackfest bruhaha, and there is absolutely no soundproofing whatsoever. How they haven't had 100 calls about noise complaints is beyond me.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2014 12:20 AM

Is that the transitive property of chickpeas, 2:19?

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2014 12:36 AM

I'm sorry, 10:04, I was busy eating vanilla ice cream off of my lovers naked body while we had missionary sex; did you say you've seen Thurston Moore? Really!!??
Wow, you are sooo cool.

Posted by Dick Spring | June 23, 2014 9:39 AM

How come 10:44 only saw "members of The National"?

Were the others stuck in traffic?

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2014 10:47 AM

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