Posted in To Do | music on August 25, 2014

Sleep at Hopscotch 2013 (more by Karen A. Mann)
Sleep

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

Sleep, Holy Sons @ Stage 48
Legendary doomers Sleep returned this year with their first new song in 20 years, and it has them sounding in great form. Very strong support comes from Holy Sons, whose Emil Amos who also plays in Om with Sleep's Al Cisneros. Holy Sons will be debuting a new live band at this show.

Oso Blanco (Colin Stetson, Nate Wooley, C. Spencer Yeh, Ryan Sawyer), Samara Lubelski, James Hof @ Baby's All Right
Saxophone great Colin Stetson is known for a ton of collaborations (Bon Iver, Arcade Fire), and tonight he'll be teaming up with a few members of NYC's experimental scene for a quartet set as Oso Blanco. Samara Lubelski (Jackie-O Motherfucker, Chelsea Light Moving) and James Hoff open with solo sets.

KNTRLR, LA Font, Ravens & Chimes, Water @ Cake Shop
One band worth catching on this bill for sure is LA trio LA Font who make hooky guitar pop that's equal parts '70s powerpop and '90s indie rock.

Tom Maxwell & The Minor Drag, Aabaraki @ Mercury Lounge
With Squirrel Nut Zippers, Tom Maxwell mined Prohibition-era jazz for a '90s audience. After a 10 year hiatus from music, Maxwell returns with a new band -- The Minor Drag -- and album, but still with an eye on the past. Tonight's the record release show.

Aviator, Taking Meds, Au Revoir, For Everest @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Aviator make a similar kind of '90s/'00s-style screamo/post-hardcore to modern bands like Touche Amore and Pianos Become the Teeth, and if you like those guys you'll dig this show too.

Greg Barris, Chris Gethard, Nikki Glaser @ Union Hall
Comedian Greg Barris does his 'Unbunned' show tonight with quality guests such as Chris Gethard and Nikki Glaser. Dima and Jeanette from Corrupt Autopilot will be guest hosts.

Night Train with Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Hop aboard Wyatt Cenac's weekly Night Train comedy show tonight with guests Byron Bowers, Hari Kondabolu, Desiree Burch, Brandon Wardell and Loyiso Gola.

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 (22)

Tonight at Arcade Fire: David Byrne encore covering Suicide "Dream Baby Dream". First.

Posted by ME | August 25, 2014 12:49 AM

^Snooze

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2014 2:53 AM

With music a lot of people believe they ca have a career. They need some people to trust on them.

Posted by Eric Ludy | August 25, 2014 3:16 AM

12:49 - No "ME"...that news already broke in one of the previous AF threads super scoop.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2014 8:29 AM

So sad how David Byrne was once relevant and noteworthy

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2014 9:19 AM

Even sadder that 9:19 has never been and will never be relevant or noteworthy.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2014 9:33 AM

David Byrne was relevant since 1989.

Talking Heads was the pinnacle of his career, pretty much the rest of his output was a snooze fest.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2014 9:34 AM

yeah, when im too stupid to understand stuff i snooze too. its probably tough being raised on emo.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2014 9:36 AM

Wow one touchy little bitch on this thread this AM LOL LOL LOL

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2014 9:50 AM

I wasn't raised on emo. I was raised on hummus.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2014 10:29 AM

I was raised on putting the hurt to bespectacled pipe cleaner physiqued hipster fucks like 9:36. It's how I roll.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2014 10:49 AM

What's going on Monday?

I need to know!

I need to know what is noteworthy or culturally relevant.

I need to be able to say I was part of the cultural relevance.

I need people to be impressed by me.

That way, I can be impressed by me.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2014 11:06 AM

I am praying the Sleep tickets i bought on CL arent fakes...

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2014 11:09 AM

^ the only thing that impresses me is a Robust Hummus Platter.
(Once I saw one that was about 3 inches deep, it was a sight to behold!)

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2014 11:10 AM

What happened to Speedy Ortiz? They haven't played here in at least 11 days.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2014 11:21 AM

11:06 = one touchy little bitch

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2014 11:30 AM

#1TLB

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2014 11:30 AM

Tear you're tickets a bit and see if the inside is multi-colored. You've got a fake if it isn't. Always do so when buying tickets. Also, if you bought a ticket on craigslist from an ethnic minority who looks/talks like a hoodrat, you're chances of it being real aren't too good either.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2014 1:53 PM

Fat and proud? check
Bad tattoos horribly disfiguring said fat body? check
Expression akin to receiving a colonoscopy? check
Claims to be a hedge fund manager? check

If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, ....

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2014 2:26 PM

anddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd they are not multicolored inside- i am going to kill that motherfucker. FUCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2014 2:38 PM

I can't tell if mine are multicolored in the inside or if the sheet of acid I just had in my pita sandwich is kickin in.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2014 3:46 PM

update on my fake tickets: went to the venue- was turned away due to fakes even after tugging at heart strings. soooo i look over to the smoking section and see no guard, i slip through the gate, the guard comes out and i pretend that i never got a stamp, get one... guard goes back in, my buddy slips through gate, i do the stamp licking thing and we were INNNN!!! And it was so fucking worth it

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2014 10:05 AM

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