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November 29, 2014

Sleaford Mods / The Rogers Sisters / The Gotobeds
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Sleaford

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

Sleaford Mods, The Rogers Sisters, The Gotobeds @ The Wick
BrooklynVegan is psyched to be presenting this killer line-up featuring the North American live debut of the entertainingly profane, very British duo Sleaford Mods. We're also excited that Pittsburgh's sneery punks The Gotobeds are playing (RIYL Parquet Courts and Protomartyr) are on the bill, as well as reunited '00s-era Brooklyn postpunks The Rogers Sisters. Hope to see you there.

Bob Dylan @ Beacon Theatre
Bob Dylan undeniably changed the worlds of folk music and folk rock, and over half a century after the release of his first album he's still going strong. His 36th album is due out next year and right now he's on a tour which continues his five-night run at Beacon Theater tonight. This is night 2.

Run The Jewels, RatKing, Despot @ Stage 48
El-P's a veteran of New York's underground rap scene, and Killer Mike's a veteran of the Outkast-associated Atlanta scene, but against all odds they've come together as one of the most badass, forward-thinking hip hop duos in recent memory, Run the Jewels. Tonight's their first of two Stage 48 shows on this tour.

Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, Exodus @ Wellmont Theatre
The current version of Slayer has Tom Araya and Kerry King joined by their '90s-era drummer Paul Bostaph and Exodus guitarist Gary Holt, but not having their full classic lineup (RIP Jeff Hanneman) won't stop them from bringing three decades of breakneck-speed thrash tonight. And this show is a triple attack of thrash with two other veteran bands, Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus.

Mike Doughty @ City Winery
This is one of Doughty's "Question Jar" shows where audience members can submit questions (guess where) that the former Soul Coughing singer then answers in between songs.

Quintron & Miss Pussycat, Ice Balloons, Moondudes, DJ Alix Brown @ Baby's All Right
After last night's more avant-garde show with his "Weather Warlock" synth, Quintron will be partying it up with Miss Pussycat tonight. Kyp Malone's funky side project Ice Balloons are on the bill too, making for a fun Saturday night option.

Spank Rock, Grandemarshall, Duckwrth, The Kickdrums, Nana B. @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Well it's official gift-giving season and BKNB has loads of local crafts to choose from. Plus: booze, snackys, arcade games, ping pong, mini golf and a full evening of music, tonight headlined Baltimore banger-maker, Spank Rock.

Kepi Ghoulie & Mean Jeans, Hector's Pets, Gozer @ Grand Victory
Kepi Ghoulie, frontman of the now-defunct Lookout! Records punk vets Groovie Ghoulies, will be playing the songs of his old band backed by the newer garage punk rippers Mean Jeans tonight. After that, Mean Jeans play their own set. Sounds like a cool show all around.

R. Stevie Moore, Big Muff Radio, Limited @ Glasslands
It's one of the final shows at Glasslands (only open for about another month), and tonight they've got the godfather of lo-fi home recording himself, R. Stevie Moore. R. Stevie collaborator Big Muff Radio opens.

Phil Lesh @ Capitol Theatre
Another weekend, another 2-night stand of Phil Lesh at The Cap. As any Deadhead can tell you, Phil Lesh plays the favorites and his current band does it well. It's another night of his never-ending residency at The Cap, and these shows are always a good time.

Jimi Hendrix tribute w/ Robby Krieger & more @ BB King's Blues Club
Jimi Hendrix would have turned 72 this year, and tonight his birthday's being celebrated with a tribute show at BB King's. On board for this is another rock guitar innovator, Robby Krieger of The Doors, along with Vince Martel of Vanilla Fudge, Patrick Stanfield Jones who played with Isley Bros, Gary Serkin who played with Billy Cox & Mitch Mitchell, and more.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

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November 28, 2014

DFA 1979 at FFF 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
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Bob Dylan

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

Bob Dylan @ Beacon Theatre
Bob Dylan undeniably changed the worlds of folk music and folk rock, and over half a century after the release of his first album he's still going strong. His 36th album is due out next year and right now he's on a tour which begins a five-night run at Beacon Theater tonight.

Death From Above 1979, Biblical @ Terminal 5
Returning 10 years after their debut album, DFA1979 are still partying like it's 2004 with their fuzzy brand of drums-and-bass.

Quintron's Weather Warlock w/ Sean Lennon, Steve Shelley, Nels Cline & more @ Secret Project Robot
Speaking of party machines, Quintron is playing this special show featuring his self-designed piece of equipment (the "Weather Warlock") that makes sounds based on atmospheric conditions. He's got a host of guests helping him out for this show.

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic @ BB King Blues Club
The legendary George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic pushed the boundaries of rock, soul, funk and psychedelia on their classic early '70s albums, and they're still at it. This week saw the release of First Ya Gotta Shake the Gate, the first Funkadelic record since 2008.

College, Eno @ Highline Ballroom
French electronic musician College may still be best known in some circles for his contribution to the Drive soundtrack, but he's got more where that came from, as we'll hear at Highline tonight. Opening is NYC's Eno, not to be confused with Brian.

Rhys Darby @ Bell House (2 Shows)
Best known as Flight of the Conchords' manager, Murray, the New Zealand comedian is not to be missed. Mark yourself "present" at either the early or late show.

American Wrestlers, Splashh, Kate Rush, Heathered Pearls (DJ Set), R. Stevie Moore (DJ & MC) @ Baby's All Right
American Wrestlers are freshly signed to Fat Possum and make catchy, jangly indiepop. Check out "I Can Do No Wrong" below.  Also on the bill are Brooklyn's '80s-sweater-loving R&B/newwave throwbacks Splashh.

Grade, Ensign, Jewel Heist, Regret @ Saint Vitus
'90s-era post-hardcore band Grade were one of the bands who signed to Victory before that label turned to shit, and helped pioneer the screaming/singing mix that would soon take over most of that label's output and a ton of other bands in the 2000s emo scene. They're reunited now, and tonight they make their return to NYC with fellow '90s hardcore band Ensign on board as well.

Hooded Fang, EZTV, We Can't Enjoy Ourselves @ Glasslands
Toronto's Hooded fang make trippy, organ-fueled, party-friendly garage pop. They play tonight with EZTV who owe a lot to early-'80s powerpop like Let's Active, Tommy Keene and Matthew Sweet.

Living Colour, Unlocking The Truth @ Irving Plaza
Two opposite ends of the heavy metal spectrum meet at Irving Plaza tonight with '80s-era veterans Living Colour and one of the youngest bands to ever play Coachella, Unlocking the Truth.

Phil Lesh @ Capitol Theatre
Another weekend, another 2-night stand of Phil Lesh at The Cap. As any Deadhead can tell you, Phil Lesh plays the favorites and his current band does it well. It's another night of his never-ending residency at The Cap, and these shows are always a good time.

Hockey, Born Cages, Evvy, Napoleon @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
it's another night of free tunes plus food, drinks, shopping, arcade games and more at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar. Tonight's lineup is headlined by former buzz band Hockey.

It's also Record Store Day Black Friday, with a bunch of exclusive titles that might make good holiday gifts? That's what they're banking on, anyway. We do kinda want the New Order 1981-1982 EP repress.

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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November 27, 2014

Tofurkey

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

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade @ Thanksgiving Day Parade Grounds
It's your annual chance to brave the crowds at this Thanksgiving tradition, or maybe just watch your couch as you're nursing your Thanksgiving Eve hangover (or maybe not at all). This year's musical performers include KISS, Sting, Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor and more.

Jonathan Toubin @ Daddy's
There's really not much in the way of live music on Thanksgiving night, but masterful DJ Jonathan Toubin will be partying it up this holiday evening "with a supreme cast of secret guest djs from around the world" at Daddy's in Brooklyn (435 Graham Ave). The fun goes from 10 PM to 4 AM.

Le Rug, Caddywhompus, The Due Diligence, Jack Donovan @ Baby's All Right
If you gotta go see live music tonight -- and some of us are like that -- Baby's actually has a pretty good lineup tonight featuring headliners Le Rug who make whacked-out hyperspazzy indie pop. You can stream their Dead in a Hole EP below. $5 for this one.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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November 26, 2014

The Blind Shake at McCarren Park in June (more by PSquared)
Blind Shake

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

Bob Dylan @ NJPAC
Bob Dylan begins his five-night Beacon Theatre run in two days, but ahead of that there's another chance to catch him not far from NYC tonight.

Interpol, Hundred Waters @ Terminal 5
Interpol may not change it up much on their new album, but if Interpol doing what Interpol does best is what you seek, you've probably already got tickets for tonight. It's the third of three shows, all of which were sold out. Make sure you don't miss Hundred Waters, whose layered art pop will be a great start to the night.

Blonde Redhead, VBA @ Bowery Ballroom
NYC indie greats Blonde Redhead have tackled dream pop, noise rock, synth pop and more in their 20+ year career, and returned this year with their ninth album, Barragán. Tonight's the second of three NYC shows on this tour, all with different openers. This one's got the rockin' VBA.

The Blind Shake, Wax Witches @ Baby's All Right
With a new album on Castle Face that is their rawest cut of animal beat garage proto-punk yet, The Blind Shake barrel into NYC for two shows. Tonight's the second.

Method Man, Redman, Berner, Mick Jenkins @ Best Buy Theater
While the new Wu-Tang Clan album comes out in less than a week, right now member Method Man is working with his pal Redman, who he's been collaborating with for two decades now.

Avan Lava, Clementine & the Galaxy, The Adversary @ Glasslands
Over-the-top dance act Avan Lava say Goodbye to Glasslands (which closes at the end of December). They're still together, just their final show at the club.

Kingdom, Ma Nguzu, Rizzla, Dubbel Dutch, False Witness, special guests @ Good Room
LA beatmaster Kingdom is debuting a new party called Viper XL tonight at the Good Room which used to be Europa. In addition to Kingdom himself, the lineup includes Ma Nguzu of Nguzunguzu and other friends, plus special guests are promised. This will probably go late, and doesn't sound like a bad way to spend the biggest bar night of the year.

Big Terrific @ Cameo
Max Silvestri hosts the free weekly comedy show in the back of Williamsburg's Cameo. No word on who's performing tonight, but Max usually lets us know via his Twitter.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

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November 25, 2014

Blood Orange at Central Park in August (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Blood Orange

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

Julian Casablancas + The Voidz, Shabazz Palaces, Blood Orange @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Maybe Julian Casablancas has never made another record on par with the first two Strokes albums, but you gotta at least give him credit for trying something new and totally out there on his new album with The Voidz. Plus, the two openers alone would be an unmissable double bill.

Interpol, Lip Talk @ Terminal 5
On the other hand, Julian's fellow turn-of-the-millenium flag-bearers of NYC cool, Interpol, have not changed it up on their new album. But if Interpol doing what Interpol does best is what you seek, you've probably already got tickets for tonight. Night 2 of 3 and all of them are sold out.

Blonde Redhead, People Get Ready @ Bowery Ballroom
NYC indie greats Blonde Redhead have tackled dream pop, noise rock, synth pop and more in their 20+ year career, and returned this year with their ninth album, Barragán. Tonight's the first of three NYC shows on this tour, all with different openers. This one's got the eclectic People Get Ready.

Hundred Waters, Mutual Benefit (solo) @ Rough Trade
Hundred Waters are supporting Interpol's current tour, including last night's and tomorrow's Terminal 5 shows, but tonight they're taking the chance to headline their own smaller show in NYC. Opening the show is a solo set from Mutual Benefit main man Jordan Lee, whose layered art pop is pretty likeminded to Hundred Waters.

The Blind Shake, Caddywhompus, Monograms @ Cake Shop
With a new album on Castle Face that is their rawest cut of animal beat garage proto-punk yet, The Blind Shake barrel into NYC for two shows. Tonight's the first.

Nels Cline & Julian Lage @ SubCulture
Guitar great Nels Cline is best-known for playing with Wilco but is an improvisational wiz as well. Out this week is Room, his collaborative album with avant jazz guitarist, Julian Lage. The pair celebrate its release tonight.

Ex Cops, Ski Lodge, LODRO, Dinowalrus @ Glasslands
We're now basically in the last month of Glasslands' existence and this is one of the special farewell shows they've put together, full of some of Brooklyn's superior indie pop talent.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

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November 24, 2014

TPOBPAH last week at Hammerstein Ballroom (more by Chris La Putt)
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The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Hooray For Earth, Gabi, Ablebody @ Glasslands
Having finished their tour with The New Pornographers, The Pains of Being Pure at heart stop by Glasslands to play one last show before the venue closes in December.

Interpol, Hundred Waters @ Terminal 5
Finally free from the blizzard that could've ended in a Donner Party situation, Interpol return to NYC for three nights at Terminal 5.

Champagne Jerry, Ad-Rock @ Joe's Pub
Tongue-in-cheek Brooklyn rapper Champagne Jerry returns to Joe's Pub with frequent collaborator Ad-Rock tonight, as part of Creative Capital's 15th anniversary celebration.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Jen Kirkman, Emmett Montgomery, and Kenny DeForest are the guests this week at Wyatt Cenac's comedy get-together.

The Wytches, LODRO @ Mercury Lounge
UK trio The Wytches take a grungy, ever-so-slightly gothy spin on garage rock. Tonight's show is with moody Brooklynites, LODRO.

Allah-Las, Tashaki Miyaki, Savants @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Their new album is called Worship the Sun, but LA's Allah-Las also worship The Byrds, Love, and The Chocolate Watchband. They do it well.

B.O.B., Kevin Gates @ SOB's
B.O.B. headlines this show but if you're going we especially recommend catching opener Kevin Gates. His melodic Southern rap is filled with hooks but also darker and more aggressive than a lot of the other newer stuff with this much of a pop sensibility. Show was moved from Irving Plaza.

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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November 23, 2014

Jonah Matranga in NYC in 2008 (more by Tim Griffin)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Frank Bell, Jonah Matranga, J. Robbins, Doris Cellar (of Freelance Whales) @ Mercury Lounge
Having spent time fronting Far and Jawbox respectively (plus like a ton of other bands), Jonah Matranga and J. Robbins are two of the greats of '90s post-hardcore and this year they joined forces for the collaborative band Moral Mazes which sounds straight out of their prime era. Tonight they play separate solo sets, but maybe we'll get some collaborations too?

Ballroom, Nots, Degreaser, Cyanide Tooth @ Palisades
If your idea of punk is more of the '70s Detroit variety (or what's going on in Melbourne, Australia these days), you'll dig this lineup featuring Memphis quartet Nots whose terrific new album is just out on Goner.

Rhyton, Fadensonnen, Key Of Shame @ Trans-Pecos
Rhyton put out a new record on Thrill Jockey this week which has them taking lengthy instrumental trips through Middle Eastern melodies and psychedelic rock. See them bring those jams to life tonight.

Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Bryce Dessner of The National (co-curator), Richard Reed Parry (co-curator) @ BAM
In addition to The National's Bryce Dessner and Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry being members of two of the biggest indie bands around, they're also regulars in the indie/classical scene and they've now co-curated a new piece 'Black Mountain Songs' that made its world premiere at BAM on Thursday night. Tonight concludes the piece's four-night run. It features music by Dessner and Parry, as well as by Jherek Bischoff, Tim Hecker, Nico Muhly and others.

Will Miles, Clark Jones, Kenny Deforest, Big Jay Oakerson, Michael Che, Sean Patton, Liza Treyger, Saurin Choksi, Michelle Wolf @ Knitting Factory
Part of Knitting Factory's five-year anniversary celebration, this comedy show in the main space features a whole host of talent, including SNL's Michael Che and Late Night with Seth Meyers' Michelle Wolf.

ARMS, Salt Catherdral, Mrs. Adam Schatz, Oracle Room @ Baby's All Right
Paper Garden Records is throwing this show headlined by Brooklyn widescreen spacerock purveyors ARMS.

Walter Schreifels & the Dead Heavens, Sneeze, Raw Blow, Vomitface @ Shea Stadium
It's a tough night for fans of veteran post-hardcore frontmen between that Jonah/J show and this. Walter (of Gorilla Biscuits, Quicksand, Rival Schools and more) takes a Cream/Sabbath-inspired heavy blues approach for the Dead Heavens, one of two new bands he's got this year. The rest of this bill is pretty good too.

Manilla Road, Natur, Python @ Saint Vitus
Kansas metal legends Manilla Road put out a handful of classic albums in the '80s that experimented with thrash, NWOBHM, power metal, prog and '70s proto-metal. The only constant member has been frontman Mark "The Shark" Shelton, but his current bandmates are no slackers. Tonight's the second of a 2-night stand at Vitus this weekend.

Ed Askew Band, Hartley C. White, Ruth Garbus, Jib Kidder, Moth Eggs @ Silent Barn
Ed Askew's story is a familiar one to fans of any now-better-known artists like Nick Drake and Vashti Bunyan. He had one record in the late '60s, Ask the Unicorn, which became considered an overlooked classic many years later. He's released other albums over the years too, and luckily for us he's more active now than ever with new music and live shows coming pretty frequently. This bill also includes Ruth Garbus (sister of tUnE-yArDs' Merrill Garbus) and others.

Couch Slut, Derek Reinhardt, Ora Iso, 1MITATOR @ The Acheron
NYC's Couch Slut have only been around for about a year but they've quickly become one of the better known bands on the local heavy scene thanks to a killer, unrelenting mix of metal, hardcore and noise rock that's not quite like other bands in this scene. Ba Da Bing-signed droners Ora Iso are worth getting there early for.

Mick Foley @ The Bell House
Yes, Mick Foley the wrestler aka Mankind. Tonight he's here telling stories with his one-man spoken-word stage show, "Tales From Wrestling Past."

Hess is More @ Nublu
Having just released a remix EP, the eight-piece lineup of Hess Is More bring their jazzy/krauty/funky sound to Nublu as part of a four-night residency. If you like DFA style dancerock, they're worth checking out.

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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November 22, 2014

Obits @ Union Pool 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro)
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DbA

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

Top Secret! @ Death By Audio (last show ever)
This is it, the last night of Death by Audio's seven-year run and we are very sad to see it go but excited to see how they're going out. Who will play on this final night?

Stephin Merritt, Greil Marcus, Tanya Donelly, Rick Moody, Matthew Friedberger, Dungbeetle w/ James Murphy, Jim White @ Le Poisson Rouge
This is a release party for the new issue of music/literature mag Radio Silence and among all the better-known performers is Sam Lipsyte's late-'80s artpunk band Dungbeetle who tonight features LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy on drums.

Obits, Survival Knife, Hungry Ghost, Pink Avalanche @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Brooklyn's Obits have been cranking out solid rock records for a while now and are always a good time live. And this show is free -- part of the fun center that is BKNB.

TV on the Radio, Natasha Kmeto @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
TV on the Radio may not all live in NYC anymore but it remains their spiritual home. They celebrate their new album, Seeds, with four shows here this week. Tonight's the final one.

Luscious Jackson @ Bell House
he reunited Luscious Jackson released Magic Hour and played their first NYC show in ages last year. Tonight is their first-ever show in Brooklyn.

Big Freedia, Quickie Mart @ Brooklyn Bowl
Ain't no party like a Freedia party, as anyone who goes to Brooklyn Bowl tonight will surely experience. This starts laaate (12:15 AM), so you can even hit another show tonight and then dance your way into the morning. Night 2 of 2.

Ryan Adams, Butch Walker @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Ryan Adams has been a busy guy this year with a new solo album, collaborating on stage with Bob Mould, covering Foreigner and Bryan Adams, and whatever else it is he's up to. He's also on tour now and is in the midst of a five-show run in the NYC-area. Tonight's the last one.

Andrew W.K., Xenia Rubinos, The Skins @ Knitting Factory
Knitting Factory's 5th anniversary in Brooklyn celebration continues tonight with a "very special solo show" from the man who parties like no other, Andrew WK. The eccentric Xenia Rubinos is worth showing up early for too.

Pharmakon, S. English, Negation, Ligature @ Palisades
Pharmakon's second album, Bestial Burden, is out now and like last year's debut it's an impressive take on noise, industrial and power electronics, but it's her killer vocal performances that separate it from the many other musicians working in this realm. Tonight's the release show for the new record.

Dream Police, Honey, Ivy, Remnants @ Union Pool
While The Men quickly went from punk to full-on country rock territory, two of the band's members are now focusing more on their experimental-leaning project, Dream Police, whose debut record came out last week on Sacred Bones. They're with good company tonight, the psych punk rippers Honey and the heavy, snotty Ivy.

We Were Promised Jetpacks, The Twilight Sad @ Webster Hall
If you like sad bastard Scottish indie rock, this double bill was taylor made to suit your tastes.

The Wytches, Heliotropes, Sunflower Bean, Yabadum @ Baby's All Right
UK trio The Wytches take a grungy, ever-so-slightly gothy spin on garage rock. They play tonight with Brooklyn's equally rocking Heliotropes, youngsters Sunflower Bean and more.

Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Bryce Dessner of The National (co-curator), Richard Reed Parry (co-curator) @ BAM
In addition to The National's Bryce Dessner and Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry being members of two of the biggest indie bands around, they're also regulars in the indie/classical scene and they've now co-curated a new piece 'Black Mountain Songs' that made its world premiere at BAM on Thursday night. Tonight concludes the piece's four-night run. It features music by Dessner and Parry, as well as by Jherek Bischoff, Tim Hecker, Nico Muhly and others.

Lost Boy?, EULA, Mr. Twin Sister, BK Nomads @ Shea Stadium
This is a benefit for Middle East Children's Alliance which offers emergency Gaza aid and the line-up includes Mr Twin Sister who saw a creative rebirth (and slight name change) this year.

Manilla Road, Weed is Weed, Polygamyst @ Saint Vitus
Kansas metal legends Manilla Road put out a handful of classic albums in the '80s that experimented with thrash, NWOBHM, power metal, prog and '70s proto-metal. The only constant member has been frontman Mark "The Shark" Shelton, but his current bandmates are no slackers. Tonight's the first of a 2-night stand at Vitus this weekend.

The Range + Secret Guest, Octo Octa (DJ Set), Aurora Halal (DJ Set) @ Glasslands
Providence producer The Range has been building some buzz over the past year or so thanks to an album and an EP of quality IDM. A secret guest is promised tonight too.

Escort, Naomi Shelton & Gospel Queens, Razor N Tape DJs @ Brooklyn Bowl
Revel in a double bill of classic sounds from Brooklyn's 15-piece disco orchestra Escort who sound like the '70s and soul veteran Naomi Shelton who was actually singing in the '70s but only rose to prominence recently thanks to Daptone Records.

Phil Lesh & Friends @ Capitol Theatre
As any Deadhead can tell you, Phil Lesh plays the favorites and his current band does it well. It's another night of his never-ending residency at The Cap, and these shows are always a good time.

MC Chris, MC Lars, Spose @ Knitting Factory
Nerdcore rapper and Adult Swim voice actor plays tonight as part of Knitting Factory's five-year anniversary week.

Galcher Lustwerk, Max McFerren, Morgan Louis, Physical Therapy, Alvin Aronson @ Palisades
Brooklyn producer Galcher Lustwerk makes tuneful and danceable deep house on his recent Nu Day EP. Catch him in his hometown tonight.

East India Youth, Una Lux, Von Sell, Evan Ønly (DJ Sets) @ Glasslands
East India Youth's album Total Strife Forever didn't end up winning this year's Mercury Prize but it's an interesting mix of ambient composer styles and James Blake-ish neo-soul.

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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November 21, 2014

Thee Oh Sees at DbA in June (more by PSquared)
Oh Sees

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

Top Secret! @ Death By Audio
It's the SECOND TO LAST night of the much-loved Death by Audio and none of the remaining lineups have been announced. Who could it be tonight?

Thee Oh Sees, Jack Name @ Warsaw
While it's a new backing band, John Dwyer brings the same intensity as ever with his new line-up of the Oh Sees. Final night of their NYC run.

TV on the Radio, Natasha Kmeto @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
TV on the Radio may not all live in NYC anymore but it remains their spiritual home. They celebrate their new album, Seeds, with four shows here this week. This is the third.

Jon Hopkins, Joakim, JDH & Dave P @ Output
Jon Hopkins has a new EP, titled Asleep Versions, which, as the title implies, it four somnambulistic versions of songs from last year's acclaimed Immunity. Don't expect a sleepy set tonight, though.

Natural Child, Las Rosas, The Mystery Lights, Boytoy @ Baby's All Right
Nashville's Natural Child released Dancin' With Wolves via Burger back in February, which furthers the band's take on party-friendly southern-fried rock. These guys are great musicians and put on a very fun live show too. It's a Burger-loving bunch of bands rounding out this bill. Will be a fun Friday night.

Polaris, Ski Lodge @ Knitting Factory
Mark Mulcahy of Miracle Legion also fronted this band which basically only existed to do songs for much-loved '90s Nick show The Adventures of Pete & Pete. Go ahead sing "Does your dog bite?" to the main theme song tonight, even though you know it's actually "Don't you talk back." BV's presenting this sold-out show.

Raven, October 31, Night Demon, S.A. Adams, Midnite Hellion @ Saint Vitus
NWOBHM legends Raven have been at it for over forty years, and even on their newest album, 2009's Walk Through Fire, they were ripping with the kind of speed, monster riffage and wailing vocals as their '80s material. They've been talking about new stuff lately too, maybe we'll hear some of it tonight?

Brooklyn Youth Chorus performing 'Black Mountain Songs' @ BAM @ BAM
In addition to The National's Bryce Dessner and Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry being members of two of the biggest indie bands around, they're also regulars in the indie/classical scene and they've now co-curated a new piece 'Black Mountain Songs' that made its world premiere at BAM last night and continues with peformances tonight and Saturday. The piece features music by Dessner and Parry, as well as by Jherek Bischoff, Tim Hecker, Nico Muhly and others.

Big Freedia, DJ Concerned @ Brooklyn Bowl
Ain't no party like a Freedia party, as anyone who goes to Brooklyn Bowl tonight will surely experience. This starts laaate (12:15 AM), so you can even hit another show tonight and then dance your way into the morning. She does it again tomorrow too.

John Murry, Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express, Bobby Bare Jr. @ Bell House
Onetime Green on Red frontman Chuck Prophet recently released Night Surfer via Yep Roc, and contributed to John Murry's new EP. They'll both play tonight.

Cold World, King Nine, Life of Reilly, Snail's Pace @ The Acheron
The Deathwish-signed Cold World are the hardcore band with the hip hop influences (and choice collaborations -- Kool G Rap, Sean Price and Meyhem Lauren are all on their new record) but if that's setting off nu metal and rap rock alarms in your head, know that Limp Bizkit this is not.

Occultation, Kosmodemonic, Mountain God, Think Tank @ Palisades
The perfectly named Occultation hearken back to late '60s occult rock and early '70s doom with their witchy riffage, and they have a theatricality that Mercyful Fate fans should dig too. Tonight they're with the sludge/psych band Kosmodemonic and more.

Nils Frahm, Dawn of Midi @ Church of St. Paul & St. Andrew
Nils Frahm's most recent album, Spaces, is a sonically adventurous record that melds the classical and electronic-music worlds. His tour with the similarly minded Dawn of Midi hits NYC tonight.

Noveller, Christopher Tignor, Julia Kent @ Littlefield
With just a guitar and a series of effect pedals, Noveller creates wonderful soundscapes that sound like the work of multiple people. Tonight she's joined by Christopher Tignor (Slow Six) and Julia Kent (ex-Rasputina, Antony & the Johnsons).

Bill Frisell - 'The Great Flood' @ MoMA
Guitar great Bill Frisell tonight performs a live score (which Frisell composed) for the film The Great Flood with Ron Miles, Tony Scherr, and Kenny Wollesen.

Ryan Hemsworth, Tennyson, Doss @ Rough Trade
While Ryan Hemsworth has helmed beats for rappers like The Underachievers and Deniro Farrar, he's also got a good amount of solo material and has been dropping singles ahead of a new upcoming release. Before we get that though, we get two NYC shows from Ryan, this being the second.

Painted Zeros, Turnip King, Shadow Walker, Ritual Howls @ Aviv
While DbA is in it's last two nights, this marks the opening of a new DIY venue in Greenpoint. We hope for good luck, good sound, cheap(ish) drinks, and good lineups to come.

Kim Ann Foxman, Fred Everything, Alan Blancato @ Glasslands
This late night danceparty (doors at midnight) features Hercules & Love Affair's Kim Ann Foxman and Canadian DJ Fred Everything for all your techno/house needs.

Slavve, Burglary Years, Makeshift Shelters, The Glazzies @ Shea Stadium
Lo-fi rock duo Slavve feature an ex-member of Surfer Blood and make a similar kind of racket to other lo-fi rock duos like No Age and Japandroids.

ASTR, Ghost Beach, Body Language (DJ set) @ Knitting Factory
Knitting Factory's 5th anniversary in Brooklyn celebration continues with two shows tonight. The sold-out Polaris show is the early one, but after that you can stick around for this synth pop-oriented bill.

X Ambassadors, Cultfever Sego, Skyes @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
It's another night of free music and not-free shopping, drinks, food, arcade games and more at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar. Open til 1 AM and always a fun place to hit after an earlier show.

The Sons & Heirs (A Tribute to The Smiths & Morrissey), Doug Gillard @ Santos Party House
As far as tribute acts go, The Sons & Heirs are very good at what they do, and seeing the awesome Doug Gillard may give you a legit reason if you want to go. You could meet somebody who really loves you.

Wheatus, Math the Band, Late Cambrian, .357 Lover, Hand Job Academy @ The Wick
We haven't followed Wheatus's career too closely (have you?), but how can we not mention that the band who wrote "Teenage Dirtbag" is playing in Bushwick tonight?

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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November 20, 2014

Phosphorescent at Lollapalooza 2014 (more by James Richards IV)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

"Top Secret" @ Death by Audio
There are just three nights left of much-loved Death by Audio and none of the remaining lineups have been announced. Who could it be tonight?

Phosphorescent (solo), Lady Lamb The Beekeeper (solo) @ Knitting Factory
Knitting Factory's 5th anniversary in Brooklyn continues tonight with a great double bill that has the leaders of two local folk rock bands in solo mode.

Brooklyn Youth Chorus performing 'Black Mountain Songs' @ BAM
In addition to The National's Bryce Dessner and Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry being members of two of the biggest indie bands around, they're also regulars in the indie/classical scene and they've now co-curated a new piece 'Black Mountain Songs' that makes its world premiere, performed by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, tonight. The piece features music by Dessner and Parry, as well as by Jherek Bischoff, Tim Hecker, Nico Muhly and others. There are also performances Friday and Saturday.

Ryan Hemsworth, Tennyson, Maxo @ Bowery Ballroom
While Ryan Hemsworth has helmed beats for rappers like The Underachievers and Deniro Farrar, he's also got a good amount of solo material and has been dropping singles ahead of a new upcoming release. Before we get that though, we get two NYC shows from Ryan, this being the first.

Les Sins (Chaz of Toro y Moi), Lauren Flax @ Verboten
Not satisfied with just one pseudonym, Toro Y Moi's Chaz Bundick just released an album as Les Sins. It's a little more arty/experimental than his other stuff, but his ear for melody and a good beat are still in effect.

Mykki Blanco @ The Jewish Museum
The newest installment of The Jewish Musician's 'The Wind Up' series which features "art, live music, activities, and an open bar is focused on the From the Margins exhibition, created by artists Lee Krasner and Norman Lewis, who as a woman and an African American, respectively, were overlooked in the mainstream criticism of their time ('40s and '50s). The musical guest for the night is NYC rapper Mykki Blanco, whose work should fit the premise of that exhibition well.

Shamir, Yvette, Mister Small @ Baby's All Right
New XL signee Shamir has only played a few shows in his career, but was already pretty fun at his first one during Northside. This show also features his onetime GODMODE labelmates Yvette who are worth going for alone.

Teengirl Fantasy, Gatekeeper (DJ), Lafawndah (DJ),Pictureplane (DJ) @ Palisades
Brooklyn duo Teengirl Fantasy have a new EP out this week which is filled with more of their atmospheric, chilled-out electronics. This is the release show and it's a late one (midnight start) so get ready to dance the night away. This would probably be a good nightcap to that Mykki Blanco show too.

Natur, Iron Force, Ditch Witch, Mammal @ Union Pool
It's a night of mostly local metal with thrashers Natur, speedsters Iron Force, the ungoogleable Mammal and Austin's Ditch Witch.

Sick of It All, Negative Approach @ Asbury Lanes
NYHC legends Sick Of It All still rip like it's 1989, but they're not just caught up in nostalgia. They've had the same lineup for years and put out their 11th album just a couple months ago. Negative Approach are also punk veterans and were initially around for much shorter, but they've been going pretty strong after reuniting 8 years ago.

Bellows, Breakfast in Fur, Cold Foamers, Slippertails, Old Table @ Shea Stadium
Bellows are part of a group of artists called The Epoch Collective (including Told Slant, Sharpless, Small Wonder, Eskimeaux and more) who all share members and are known for overly passionate live shows. Here's a chance to check one out for yourself.

Kid Millions (of Oneida), Tony Diodore, Laurie Anderson (special guest) @ Le Poisson Rouge
Oneida drummer (among other things) Kid Millions is one third of trio The Symptoms that includes Tony Diodore (who played in Lou Reed's band) and NYC arts-scene icon Laurie Anderson. Could be interesting.

We Are Scientists, TEEN, Cookies @ Brooklyn Bowl
Popular in the first wave of '00s Brooklyn bands, We Are Scientists continue on, having released their fifth album, TV en Français, earlier this year. TEEN and Cookies offer support.

Nils Frahm @ Glasslands
Nils Frahm is currently on tour with Dawn of Midi, but tonight takes a moment to play soon-to-close Glasslands for a stripped-down "special set."

Delicate Steve, Luke Temple @ Mercury Lounge
Delicate Steve just wrapped up a tour with Tame Impala and you can now catch him in more intimate surroundings on a bill with Here We Go Magic's Luke Temple.

Javelin, Kitty Cash, Dentitia & Scene @ Kipling
This is a free show at SoHo accessories store Kipling. Treats will be served and it goes from 5 - 9 PM. RSVP to attend.

Bridgett Everett @ Joe's Pub
While she's gotten much acclaim for her show Rock Bottom (which returns to Joe's Pub early next year), here she plays with her band The Tender Moments (which includes Beastie Boys' Ad Rock) to sing "all her favorite love songs and share the stories of the men that made her...feel?"

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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