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Boris @ LPR (more by PSquared)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Boris, The Atlas Moth, SubRosa @ Bowery Ballroom
Japanese shapeshifters Boris are makers of sludge metal, J Pop, and several other things that exist in that giant spectrum. Their newest album, Noise, is appropriately named and full of rippers. The Atlas Moth continue to find new ways to keep atmospheric sludge interesting, and SubRosa are makers of quality traditional doom.
Wiz Khalifa, Jeezy, Ty Dolla $ign, Rich Homie Quan, Mack Wilds, DJ Drama @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Wiz Khalifa is doing his 'Under the Influence of Music' tour again this year, and tonight's the second of two NYC-area dates. He's got 2000s dirty south star Jeezy with him, and the rest of the lineup is made up of young, rising rappers, a few of whom seem like they'll be much bigger this time next year.
Viking Moses, Spenking @ Cake Shop
Viking Moses has been making pretty good contemporary folk for about a decade now, most recently on 2012's The Conquest Night.
U.S. Girls, Ice Cream, Gold Dime @ Glasslands
Meg Remy -- who is U.S. Girls -- makes music that sounds like a '60s radio broadcast that has been beamed into space and refracted upon reentry. It's a rare full-band show, featuring Slim Twig on guitar.
7 Seconds, Iron Chic, The Copyrights, Up For Nothing @ Knitting Factory
7 Seconds are veterans of melodic punk and their live shows are still nuts today. Iron Chic (though with some roots in slightly older oners) are a newer band and they carry the punk torch very well.
Mimicking Birds @ Mercury Lounge
While on tour with Modest Mouse, Portland's Mimicking birds bring their widescreen sound this headlining club show.
Roses, Grand Resort, Chimes, Bueno @ Silent Barn
While veteran actor Abe Vigoda is still with us, the LA group named after him is no more, quietly dissolving a while back. Guitarist Juan Velazquez has formed Roses, a trio who will release their debut EP via Group Tightner on August 5. Roses aren't miles away from what Abe Vigoda did, making dark, danceable post-punk-influenced pop. (They could use a drummer, though.)
Zero Boys, Born Loose @ The Grand Victory
Indianapolis hardcore survivors Zero Boys released a new album this year, Monkey, which simmers with the same heat as Zero Boys' blistering full-length debut, 1981's Vicious Circle, but it comes by way of a different delivery. Where hardcore once raged, the band now play around with a garage-y stomp.
Gingerlys, Chalk and Numbers, pow wow!, The Jeanies @ Union Pool
Indiepop fans will want to hit Union Pool for a night of quality local bands. Gingerlys add a dash of shoegaze; Chalk & Numbers go for a mod'60s sound; and pow wow! jangle like cult icons Felt.
Sundays on The Roof with Daniele Baldelli, Metro Area (DJ Set), Cem G @ Output
It's the second of two outdoor daytime NYC shows this weekend for Italian Cosmic Disco pioneer Daniele Baldelli.
Hannibal Buress @ 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.
Classic Album Sundays presents The Grateful Dead 'Workingman's Dead' @ Baby's All Right
Ride the train (high on something, your choice) over to Baby's this afternoon for a Classic Album Sundays edition that features the Dead's folk rock classic, Workingman's Dead.
The Baseball Project @ Asbury Lanes
The high-concept rock band formed by Scott McCaughey (Young Fresh Fellows/REM) and Steve Wynn (Dream Syndicate) released their third album, titled 3rd, back in March. The record, which also features R.E.M.'s Peter Buck and Mike Mills plus drummer Linda Pitmon, hits on more stories from America's Pastime, including songs about Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron,Lenny Dykstra, and acid-tripping pitcher Dock Ellis.
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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