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August 21, 2014

X at Riot Fest Chicago 2013 (more by Kirstie Shanley)
X

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

X (performing Los Angeles) @ City Winery
LA legends X will be performing their first four albums in full over a four-night stand at City Winery. Tonight is their classic debut, Los Angeles. Sold out.

Hieroglyphics @ Brooklyn Bowl
Del The Funky Homosapien's already played some pretty big shows this year with his reunited Deltron 3030, and now he's with one of his other groups, Hieroglyphics. If you're looking for great, forward-thinking rap tonight, Brooklyn Bowl is the place to be.

The Clean, Jared Eggers and the Throbbing Thugs @ Rough Trade
Infinitely influential New Zealand legends The Clean just got their entire output released on one four-LP vinyl box via Merge and play their first of two sold-out NYC shows tonight.

Bishop Allen, Alden Penner @ Glasslands
It's been five years since Brooklyn pop outfit Bishop Allen released their last album,Grrr..., and you'd be forgiven if you assumed they broke up. They've just been busy with other stuff -- acting and scoring indie movies, creating a popular dating site, among other things -- but main members Justin Rice and Christian Rudder reconvened last year to write and record a new album, Lights Out, which came out this week. Tonight's the release party.

THEESatisfaction @ MoMA
Shabazz Palaces collaborators warp R&B similarly to the way their pals in Shabazz warp hip hop, resulting in genuinely weird but catchy stuff. This evening show in MoMA's outdoor courtyard should be a cool one.

Tom Bailey of Thompson Twins, Howard Jones, Midge Ure of Ultravox, China Crisis, Katrina (ex-Katrina & The Waves) @ Best Buy Theater
It's the Retro Futura tour, documenting skinny-tie-and-shoulder-pads new wave alt rock. There will be a lot of 40-somethings dancing like Molly Ringwald tonight.

She Keeps Bees, Eddi Front, Raccoon Fighter @ Cameo Gallery
She Keeps Bee's has a new album on the way which features Sharon Van Etten, and if you're a SVE fan you should probably dig into this too. Catch them and hear some of the album's material early, tonight.

Fletcher C. Johnson, Richie, Such Hounds, A Rex & J Rex @ Death by Audio
It's a quality night of garage rock at DbA featuring Fletcher C. Johnson who has released wax on Burger Records and White Iris.

New Myths, Teen Commandments, Control Group @ Pianos
Brooklyn synthpop trio New Myths will release their debut album this fall. Before that happens, they're doing an August residency at Pianos, and this is your third of four chances to see them.

Rivergazer, Flagland, Small Wonder, Sharpless @ Shea Stadium
Good lineup of DIY bands from the Porches-related Rivergazer to the garage rockin' Flagland to bedroom pop introvert Small Wonder.

Sean Nelson (of Harvey Danger), Shenandoah Davis, Prairie Empire, Small Houses @ Union Hall
Though Harvey Danger is sorely missed, singer Sean Nelson put out a solo album last year which was pretty in line with their last LP, and contained some good stuff. We'll probably hear some of that (and hopefully some Harvey Danger too) at tonight's one-off.

Zevious, U Sco, Dama Libra, Epistasis, Period @ Saint Vitus
Jazz/prog/rock band Zevious know how to get intense while staying wacky too.

Midnight Masses, Bloodletters and Bad Men @ Mercury Lounge
Trail of Dead side project Midnight Masses put a new album out this year and they're currently on a short tour that hits NYC tonight for its second of two shows this week.

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic @ Watermark
Funk and soul legend George Clinton remains very active, and returns to NYC tonight to play with Parliment Funkadelic at this South Street Seaport club.

Biohazard, the Last Stand, Shadows of Dawn, Vice @ Marlin Room @ Webster Hall
Longrunning hardcore-turned-rapcore band Biohazard have continued on with a new singer after Evan Seinfeld's departure in 2011, and you can see their current incarnation tonight.

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

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August 20, 2014

Robyn in Austin in 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
Robyn

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

Robyn, Royksopp @ Pier 97
Ready to do it again? A sonic Scandinavian Reese's cup, Royksopp and Robin just sound better together.

Heaven's Gate, Weekends, Advaeta, Bueno, Et Al @ Silent Barn
Heaven's Gate are due for a new record sometime soon so it seems like a good chance to check in on their hazy rock tonight. Plus: Silent Barn now has a cafe if you're feeling peckish. Beer and wine too.

Kevin Gates @ Gramercy Theatre
Kevin Gates has a hard-hitting Southern rap flow, but he's also got genuinely melodic stuff too, with a mix that comes off not unlike aughts-era T.I.

Midnight Masses, Living Days, Riverwild, DJ PreSkool @ Union Pool
Trail of Dead side project Midnight Masses put a new album out this year and they're currently on a short tour that hits NYC tonight at Union Pool and then again tomorrow at Mercury Lounge.

Nick Hakim, Gabriel Garzón Montano @ Baby's All Right
Nu-R&B performer Nick Hakim whose new EP, Where Will We Go Pt. 2, will be out in September and who's played dates with Maxwell, headlines tonight. Also on the bill: Gabriel Garzón Montano, who just recently play PS1 Warm Up.

Friends of Single People w/ Anthony DeVito, Dave Hill, Aparna Nancherla and more @ Littlefield (BK Comedy Fest)
Part of the Brooklyn Comedy Festival, this is "Friends of Single People" where folks get to represent their single friends onstage in a live dating game. Some of those folks include Jo Firestone, Anthony Devito, Dave Hill and more.

Boris Khaykin, Ian Fidance, Sasheer Zamata, U.S. National Improv Team, Sean Patton, Stone Cold Fox, Hello Phones, Trevor Noah @ Glasslands (BK Comedy Fest)
More Brooklyn Comedy Festival, with an early improv show (with SNL's Sasheer Zamata) and then a late show with South African comic Trevor Noah, Dan Wilbur, and more.

'Ask Me Another' w/ Gilbert Gottfried @ Bell House
Another in NPR's "Ask Me Another" live quiz show tapings, tonight features veteran crank Gilbert Gottried.

Big Terrific Comedy Show @ Cameo Gallery
Max Silvestri hosts the free weekly comedy show in the back of Williamsburg's Lovin' Cup. 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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August 19, 2014

Pity Sex at MHOW in June (more by Mimi Hong)
Pity Sex
Jeremih

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

Jeremih, Run The Jewels @ SIR Stage 37
In the past two years, Jeremih has proved he's come a long way from "Birthday Sex" by releasing some of the better songs of the "indie R&B" movement and still keeping his radio-ready accessibility on other tracks. Meanwhile, Run The Jewels (aka Killer Mike and El-P) make no-frills hardcore hip hop that sounds fresh in an era where that style usually doesn't.

Drake, Lil Wayne @ Forest Hills Stadium
Over the course of his three albums, Drake's evolved into someone capable of making some of the best modern pop songs in recent memory. His old pal Wayne co-headlines this show with him.

Blu & MED @ SOB's
California rapper Blu remains relatively underground, but he has an extremely dedicated fanbase, and in some circles he's considered one of hip hop's true recent gems. He remains very prolific too, with a new album, EP and multiple collaborative tracks out this year.

Royksopp, Justin Miller @ Output
Royksopp's tour with Robyn in support of their new collaborative mini-LP hits NYC's big Pier 97 tomorrow, but before that you can see Royksopp DJ a much more intimate location tonight.

Basement, Pity Sex, Superheaven (formerly Daylight), Ovlov @ Webster Hall
The UK's Basement went on hiatus for about two years, but they're back now with a new EP that will bring you right back to '90s rock radio (there's a Suede cover on it too). Tonight's support recalls the same decade, with shoegazers Pity Sex, Hum lovers Superheaven, and Dino Jr lovers Ovlov.

Spider Bags, Las Rosas, The Rally @ Union Pool
Spider Bags make classic-sounding garage rock that should really be experienced in a live environment, and the small-ish Union Pool is exactly the kind of place you want to see them.

Cymbals Eat Guitars @ Apple Store Soho
Cymbals Eat Guitars make some serious rock music on their new album, LOSE, which expands upon their already-solid sound and includes some of their best songs yet. Tonight's their first of SIX hometown shows for the NYC band in the next month.

Midge Ure @ Iridum
The onetime Ultravox / Visage member will soon be on the Retro Futura tour with Howard Jones, China Crisis and more, but here's a chance to catch him in a much more intimate setting.

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars @ Highline Ballroom
Sierra Leon's Refugee All Stars are literally a band of refugees. They've been successfully making music for years now, and their profile only continues to increase.

The Sidekicks, Sundials, Dowsing, Brick Mower @ Asbury Lanes
The Sidekicks, Sundials and Dowsing all toe the line between punk and indie rock, and they're on a tour together which hits NYC this Friday but will be in NJ first, tonight. Locals Brick Mower fit the bill perfectly too.

The Sweetback Sisters, The Tall Pines @ Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival
The Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival continues today with free music in the evening (5 PM start) outside of City Winery. Tonight's lineup leans towards country/folk.

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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August 18, 2014

Greys at Shea Stadium in July 2013 (more by Vladislav Grach)
Greys

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

Greys, The Dirty Nil, Hector's Pets, Washer @ Baby's All Right
Toronto noisepunks Greys may knock you back from sheer force, but they are also a precision driving machine. Their debut album came out in June via Carpark and their tour with fellow Canadians the Dirty Nil slams into Brooklyn tonight.

Outside World, Matchess, Husbandry @ Death by Audio
Chicago's Outside World make hooky, anthemic janglepop in the tradition of Tommy Keene, The Barracudas and The dB's, the latter of whom they opened for in their hometown. (More connections: bassist Hazel Rigby is daughter of dB's drummer Will Rigby.) They play with fellow Chicagoans and Verma offshoot Matchess (singer Whitney Johnson) whose spooky, synthy Seraphastra is streamable below.

Statik Selektah @ S.O.B.'s
Long-running DJ Statik Selektah releases his new album, What Goes Around, this week via Duck Down with tons of killer collaborations from Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, Talib Kweli, Ab-Soul, Sheek Louch, Styles P, Snoop Dogg, Dilated Peoples, Royce Da 5'9, Black Thought, Bun B, POS of De La Soul, Sean Price, Pharoahe Monch, Freddie Gibbs and more. If even a couple of those folks show up for tonight's show, it would be worth checking out.

The Spider Bags, Ba Babes, Microfossils, From Ke @ The Saint (NJ)
Chapel Hill garage rockers Spider Bags released their fourth full length album, Frozen Letter, on August 5 via Merge. The band take a back-to-basics rock n' roll approach that never seems to go out of style, even if it's the 2469th time we're hearing those chord progressions. Their tour hits Union Pool on Tuesday.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Hop aboard Wyatt Cenac's weekly Night Train comedy show tonight with guests Sasheer Zamata, D.C. Benny, Marc Theobald, and Adam Mamawala -- plus something called "Annie vs Oliver: Something Is Very Wrong With Jean - A Musical."

Scissors 4 U w/ Chris Gethard @ Silent Barn
Hosted by Alaina Stamatis, the 'Scissors 4 U' comedy show welcomes Chris Gethard tonight.

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

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August 17, 2014

Hard Girls
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Jeff Rosenstock, Hard Girls, Broadcaster, Chumped @ Death by Audio
All three members of San Jose's Hard Girls back former Operation Ivy frontman Jesse Michaels in his band Classics of Love, and on their own they make scrappy punk rock that feels right at home on their label Asian Man Records. We at BrooklynVegan are proud to present tonight's NYC stop of their tour with Broadcaster, which also features a full-band set from Jeff Rosenstock (frontman of the now-defunct Bomb the Music Industry) and strong locals Chumped. Hope to see you there!

United Nations, Frameworks, Bottomfeeder @ Asbury Lanes
United Nations began as a side project for Geoff Rickly to make extremely heavier music than his main band while he was still in Thursday. Now that that band has called it quits, Geoff is putting a lot more time into United Nations, and even if he insists the project is an elaborate joke poking fun at punk rock, it sounds like one hell of a serious punk rock band. Openers Frameworks pull from a similar type of post-hardcore that UN do (and they probably pull a bit from Thursday as well), and they make a good match.

Echo & The Bunnymen, Mikky Ekko @ Irving Plaza
Despite having a new album, Meteorites, that frontman Ian McCulloch says is their best album in years (he says that about every album) the Bunnymen's recent setlists have been mostly a hit fest. If Songs to Learn and Sing is your favorite album, you'll be in heaven (up here) tonight.

Eminem, Rihanna @ MetLife Stadium
It may be over ten years since Eminem's put out a great album, but The Slim Shady LP, The Marshall Mathers LP and The Eminem Show are all hip hop classics, and you're bound to hear plenty of those at tonight's show.

Prince Rupert's Drops, Butterscott, Zapps @ Union Pool
Brooklyn psych band PRD headline this show, but perhaps more notable is Boston cult legend Butterscott who has been doing home four-track recordings and releasing cassettes for more that 20 years.

Delorean @ Surf Lodge
After playing the BV-presented show at Baby's All Right last night, Spanish dance troupe Delorean play this free show at this hip Montauk hideout.

Gregory Mendez, The Weaks, Jenna Smith, Last Full Measure, Radiator King @ Palisades
Philly duo The Weaks (aka Evan Bernard and Chris Baglivo, both ex-Dangerous Ponies) aren't shy about calling themselves products of the '90s, which is certainly the vibe you get from this year's The World Is A Terrible Place And I Hate Myself And I Want To Die. Fellow Philly band Last Full Measure are also along for the ride.

Propagandhi, War on Women, Rvivr @ Webster Hall
Canadian skate punks-turned-thrashers Propagandhi are known for railing against racism, sexism, homophobia, etc and play tonight with two bands with similar agendas, RVIVR and War on Women.

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.

UPDATE: No Hannibal Buress show tonight.

Chicago, REO Speedwagon @ Jones Beach
Close your eyes and it's 1984 when "I Can't Fight This Feeling Anymore" and "You're the Inspiration" were fighting for you slow dance power-ballad of choice.

Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, Kill Frenzy, Christian Martin @ 50 Kent
This is the dirtybird BBQ, featuring "a big day of sizzling grooves, food and fun in the sun." Special guests on the bill are '80s Def Jam hip hop legends EPMD.

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


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August 16, 2014

Blood Orange at Webster Hall in February (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...

Blood Orange, Moses Sumney, Sean Nicholas Savage @ Central Park Summerstage (FREE)
The very busy Dev Hynes is currently best known for his Blood Orange project, which is an unabashed take on big '80s pop. The prolific/talented songwriter and lo-fi recording enthusiast Sean Nicholas Savage should be a good match.

Jacco Gardner, EZTV, Nick Garrie @ Baby's All Right
Netherlands wunderkind Jacco Gardner lives in a cucumber castle filled with harpsichords and other baroque psychedelia. If you dig Barrett-era Floyd and The Left Banke, Gardner does it very well -- and his live band is ace.

Delorean @ Baby's All Right
After tonight's Jacco Gardner show at Baby's, we at BrooklynVegan are excited to present this show from Spanish synth popsters Delorean. It's a full band show after their Full Moon Fest set earlier this month had to be changed to a DJ set (and if you went to Full Moon Fest, you should have a discount emailed to you for tickets for this).

Eminem, Rihanna @ MetLife Stadium
It may be over ten years since Eminem's put out a great album, but The Slim Shady LP, The Marshall Mathers LP and The Eminem Show are all hip hop classics, and you're bound to hear plenty of those at tonight and tomorrow's MetLife Stadium shows.

Echo and the Bunnymen, Mikky Ekko @ Irving Plaza
Despite having a new album, Meteorites, that frontman Ian McCulloch says is their best album in years (he says that about every album) the Bunnymen's recent setlists have been mostly a hit fest. If Songs to Learn and Sing is your favorite album, you'll be in heaven (up here) tonight.

Doldrums, Dadras, Patricia, She Devils @ Silent Barn
Doldrums' experimental pop was especially good at his recent show that included Moon King members Daniel Woodhead and Maddy Wilde. We're not sure who's in the lineup tonight, but this intimate show should be a good one either way.

The Juan Maclean (DJ Set), Beto Cravioto, Travmatic @ Output
DFA mainstays The Juan Maclean have a new album coming in September, and though they don't have a live gig here yet, they'll be DJing Output tonight. Maybe they'll drop a few new cuts.

Ketzer, Natur, Throaat @ Saint Vitus
Germany's Ketzer make excellent blackened thrash and despite having releases dating back to 2005, they've never played the US before until now. Strong local support comes from Natur and Throaat.

Alex G, Elvis Depressedly, Foxes in Fiction, Emily Reo @ Shea Stadium
Lo-fi singer/songwriter Alex G's buzz has been building lately, so tonight's show in a DIY venue (where he'll likely feel right at home) will be a good one to catch before he's potentially too big for this kinda stuff. All likeminded openers too.

Open Mike Eagle, Lt Heatrip and the Karma Kids, Premrock, Jake Spike @ Palisades
Chicago's Open Mike Eagle has associations to the Hellfyre Club, and if you like their brand of alt-rap you know what to expect from Open Mike Eagle too.

'Daylight' w/ Young Male, DJ Dog Dick, Ratking, Dope Body, CO LA, Special Guest, Sadaf, Jib Kidder, Gob, Eartheater, Bonglester, Dreem Dungeon, Rick Rab (+ Leblaze), Hungry Bodies @ Europa
This is night 2 of DIY-dance fest DAYLIGHT, featuring a slew of talented beatmakers.

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

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August 15, 2014

High on Fire at Bowery Ballroom in 2012 (more by Fred Pesssaro)
HoF

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

High on Fire, Blackest @ MHOW
While the legendary Sleep will be heading out on tour soon, its members are still keeping busy with their other projects before and after that, including Matt Pike's High on Fire who will bring stoner rock riffs for days at tonight's free (if you RSVPed) Converse Rubber Tracks show.

Xeno & Oaklander, Cloudland Canyon, Frankie Teardrop (DJ) @ Baby's All Right
Brooklyn neo-luddite duo Xeno & Oaklander make synthpop, the old-fashioned way: with analogue equipment, step-sequencers, patch cables and absolutely no laptops. Served ice-cold and loud as possible.

White Laces, The Yum Dee Days, Heaven, Christines @ Baby's All Right
Richmond VA band White Laces make guitar pop that's not miles away from the chiming sound of Beach Fossils. Their haze is matched well tonight with three worthy local acts.

The Soul Rebels Feat. Prodigy of Mobb Deep, Jean Grae, Skyzoo & Torae + Joey Bada$$, Subset @ Brooklyn Bowl
New Orleans brass band The Soul Rebels return to NYC tonight and will have a few exciting guest rappers performing with them: Prodigy of Mobb Deep, Jean Grae, Skyzoo & Torae, and the young rising star, Joey Bada$$.

The Men, Purling Hiss, Honey, Friend, DJ Toy @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Since their debut LP in 2010, The Men have put out a record a year and have never made the same album twice. They've gone from dark, heavy punk to Replacements-y indie rock to Crazy Horse-style country rock jams. And it's a good show all around. The grungy Purling Hiss and the heavy psych rock of Honey should fare well with The Men's crowd.

Sean Nicholas Savage, Nicholas Nicholas, Jerry Paper @ Death by Audio
Prolific/talented songwriter and lo-fi recording enthusiast Sean Nicholas Savage records for Montreal's Abutus Records. He's in town to open for Blood Orange this weekend in Central Park but plays this smaller show tonight.

Ketsup (Austra DJ Set), Doldrums (DJ Set), SMALL MOSHEEIN, RAMZi@ Palisades
Speaking of Arbutus, the label is throwing this dance party at Palisades featuring Katie Stelmanis in her Ketsup guise, plus sets from Doldrums, a live performance from new Montreal band RAMZi and more.

ARMS, Conveyor @ Mercury Lounge
Brooklyn band ARMS (the current project of former Harlem Shakes guitarist Todd Goldstein) pay tribute to some of their influences  on a new covers album, Backwards Record, which is out next month. Hopefully we'll hear a few of those tonight.

Sharkmuffin, Food Stamps, The Sleepy ZZZ, Surfbort, Foreign Speakers @ Muchmore's
Brooklyn garage rock trio Sharkmuffin are a newer band, but sound straight out of the garage rock boom of the last decade. Picture something between Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Sahara Hotnights and you'll get an idea.

Beverly, Earthy Babes, Truthers @ Rough Trade
Beverly's debut album, Careers, is full of effortlessly catchy indie pop (think prime Kim Deal). They've become a pretty good live band too -- catch them here before their tour with The Drums.

Downtown Boys, Weird Womb, Vomitface, Big Huge @ Shea Stadium
Downtown Boys are one of those bands you have to see live to fully experience. They make politically-charged, saxophone-fueled punk, the singer gives impassioned speeches between songs, and almost all the members end up in the crowd. Noisy punks Weird Womb are worth catching too.

Boogarins, Jacco Gardner @ South Street Seaport
Perfect weather and a free outdoor show featuring two very different and very good variations of psych -- Jacco Gardner is straight outa Syd Barrett's saucerful of secrets, and Brazil's Boogarins are more groovy, jammy and guitar-oriented. Free!

Thievery Corporation, Lee Fields & the Expressions @ JBL Live at Pier 97
It's an interesting double bill at this big outdoor show with Thievery Corporation's dub/reggae/etc-infused electronica and Lee Fields' classic soul.

Jungbluth, Centuries, Hexis, Plebian Grandstand, Reproacher @ The Acheron
Jungbluth take on '90s-style hardcore and screamo and Centuries make dark d-beaty hardcore. Tonight their tour hits NYC.

Frontier(s), Banquets, Image Society @ Saint Vitus
Though many of the now-classic '90s emo bands are currently reunited (like Sunny Day Estate, Mineral, American Football, The Get Up Kids, Braid, Knapsack and The Jazz June), one of those, Elliott, sadly remains broken up. However, singer Chris Higdon is currently fronting the band Frontier(s) who keep that '90s sound alive and well without sounding like a nostalgia project.

Multicult, Couch Slut, Vulture Shit, Chamber of Discipline @ Cake Shop
Baltimore noise rockers Multicult return to NYC tonight and there's good local support from hardcore band Couch Slut, guitar-less punks Vulture Shit, and Chamber of Discipline who include members of Vaz, Pygmy Shrews and Sleepies.

'Daylight' w/ Teengirl Fantasy, Pictureplane, Shams, Lafawndah, Profligate, Babi Audi, Excepter, Sagan Youth, 51717, Holly Waxwing, Motion Graphics @ Europa
This is night 1 of DIY-dance fest DAYLIGHT, featuring a slew of talented beatmakers.

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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August 14, 2014

Holy Ghost! in Williamsburg Park in 2013 (more by PSquared)
Holy Ghost

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

Frankie Cosmos @ MoMA
Frankie Cosmos combines the twee pop of Beat Happening with the anti-folk of Moldy Peaches for a blend that works very well. She's a regular in NYC DIY venues, but this evening's show in MoMA's gorgeous courtyard should be a special one.

Holy Ghost!, Kim Ann Foxman, Dave P @ House of Vans
It's the last free Vans House Party of the summer tonight, and the parties will go out in style with the addictive dance pop of Holy Ghost!.

Pretty and Nice, Jacksie, Adult Dude, Denizen @ Glasslands
Pretty and Nice are unfortunately going on indefinite hiatus this year after being a band for nine years, but before that they've got a new EP out this week which continues their knack for catchy pop. And they've got some fairwell shows including tonight's so see them while you can. Local indie rockers Adult Dude are worth catching tonight too.

Twin Peaks, The Lemons @ Baby's All Right
Chicago's Twin Peaks make fun, summery garage rock not unlike their pals in The Orwells. Tonight's their second of two NYC shows on their tour with The Lemons, whose catchy lo-fi pop is worth showing up for.

LODRO, Waltz, Electroputas, Ora Iso @ Death By Audio
Having put the wraps on their debut album (due sometime soon TBA) and a tour with DIIV, smoldering and bluesy LODRO should be well rehearsed and maybe armed with some new tunes. Waltz, meanwhile, have their amps set on Despair with some serious Birthday Party style melodrama.

Woodsman, Cloudland Canyon, Psychic Reality, Seabat, Velvet Zombie @ Palisades
The recently-opened Bushwick venue Palisades has very quickly become a hot spot for small shows, and tonight they'll host the first show in their new "Palisades Presents" series. The show will feature a few different types of ambient music from the guitar/loop pedal of Velvet Zombie, to the synthy Seabat, more synths (and vocals) from Psychic Reality, and finally a special collaborative set from Woodsman and Cloudland Canyon. Should be a cool night. Woodsman recently put out a new single that you can hear below.

New Myths, Skymatic, Two Seconds to Midnight, Little Anchor, Tutlie @ Pianos
Brooklyn synthpop trio New Myths will release their debut album this fall. Before that happens, they're doing an August residency at Pianos, and this is your second of four chances to see them.

Weeknight, Boot Blacks, Youth Worship @ Rough Trade
If you dig the moodier side of The Raveonettes, you'll probably be into spending an evening with Weeknight's desolate highway synth-n-twang sound. They're matched with two bands who probably also wear a lot of black.

Jamie Kilstein, Chris Gethard, Matty Blake @ Union Hall
Tonight at Union Hall it's a live recording of the 'Tell the Bartender' show with stories from guests Jamie Kilstein (Citizen Radio, 'Conan') and the always-entertaining Chris Gethard, plus an appearance from Matty Blake ('30 Rock,' 'Orange is the New Black').

Moon Boots, Stadenco @ Verboten
'90s pop-house is all the rage right now, thanks in part to a particular UK duo, but plenty of others are doing the sound extremely well too. Like Moon Boots.

Sete Star Sept, The Brood, Skullshitter @ Acheron
Sete Star Sept are an unhinged noisecore duo from Japan, laying waste with just drums and bass.

Dee Dee (from Dum Dum Girls) @ Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
Pitchfork celebrates Issue 3 of their print edition The Pitchfork Review tonight, featuring readings from some of the writers and a solo set from Dum Dum Girls' singer, Dee Dee.

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

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August 13, 2014

not even a broken leg can stop Twin Peaks (more by James Richards IV)
Twin Peaks

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

Twin Peaks, The Lemons @ Mercury Lounge
Chicago's Twin Peaks make fun, summery garage rock not unlike their pals in The Orwells. Tonight's their first of two NYC shows on their tour with The Lemons, whose catchy lo-fi pop is worth showing up for.

Imperial Topaz, Fasano, The Flag, Courtship Ritual @ Palisades
Indulge yourself in the dark, bass-y pop of Courtship Ritual, the ambient pop of Imperial Topaz and more at tonight's Palisades show which should definitely be heavy on the vibes.

Sleepies, Kal Marks, Left and Right, Washer @ Death by Audio
It's a good night at DbA for bands that aren't afraid to rock out with Brooklyn punks Sleepies, Massachusetts quirky indie rockers Kal Marks, Philly's Left & Right who sound like they've heard a couple Dinosaur Jr records, and local lo-fi-ers Washer.

Tori Amos @ Beacon Theatre
Since the early '90s Tori Amos has moved between alternative-tinged piano pop, trip hop, orchestral music and more. On this year's Unrepentant Geraldines she's in a piano pop mode that's somewhat of a return to form. This is her second of two Beacon Theatre shows on her current tour supporting the new LP.

'Nothing Changes' w/ Future Blondes, Eaters @ Home Sweet Home
Home Sweet Home's goth party Nothing Changes continues tonight with old school-style synth pop from Eaters and noisier synth work from Future Blondes.

Summerscreen w/ DJ Dog Dick, Earth Eater @ McCarren Park
Tonight's the final Summerscreen of the summer, and before a screening of Spice Girls movie Spice World (chosen by the audience), we'll get live sets from the highly experimental DJ Dog Dick and Earth Eater, who may both be the polar opposite to the Spice Girls. Maybe if they let it all bleed together it'd sound like Grimes.

Mike Wexler, Ellen O., Phoenicians @ Union Pool
Mike Wexler's a modern artist, but his psychedelic folk sounds straight out of 1969. Take a trip back with him at Union Pool tonight.

Ramming Speed, Bird Death, Grudges @ The Acheron
Boston's wild Ramming Speed make party-hard thrash with more than a little punk thrown into their metallic mix. They return to NYC to rile up the Acheron tonight.

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

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August 12, 2014

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Gramercy Arms @ Rough Trade
A NYC indie rock supergroup fronted by Dave Derby (The Dambuilders) and also featuring Sean Eden (Luna) and Kevin March (Shudder to Think, GbV), Gramercy Arms just released their second album, The Seasons of Love. It's loaded '70s singer-songwriter vibes (think Todd Rundgren or Harry Nilsson) plus a load of guests, including Derby's old Dambuilders bandmate Joan "As Policewoman" Wasser, Tanya Donnelly, Matthew Caws, Letters to Cleo frontperson Kay Hanley and more. Tonight's the record release show and you need to buy a copy of the album to get into the show (one CD or LP gets two people in).

The Cult @ The Paramount
Goths-turned-rawkers The Cult bring their mystic riffs -- and hits like "Fire Woman," "Love Removal Machine" and "She Sells Sanctuary" -- to Long Island tonight.

Chloe Sunshine, Rey Pila, Wild Ones, Dark Rift, Johnny Lewis @ Pianos
Mexico City band Rey Pila will soon be on tour with Interpol, playing large rooms on the West Coast. First, though, they have an August residency at Pianos, this being your second chance to see them.

Jody Porter (of Fountains of Wayne), David Milone, Boy Morgan @ Bowery Electric
Jody Porter is a guitar-pop vet, having logged time in The Belltower (with Britta Phillips) and Fountains of Wayne. On his own, things lean a little more psych. Tonight's show, part of a residency, also features onetime Radio 4 singer/guitarist David Milone and talented, '60s-loving group Boy Morgan.

Tori Amos @ Beacon Theatre
Since the early '90s Tori Amos has moved between alternative-tinged piano pop, trip hop, orchestral music and more. On this year's Unrepentant Geraldines she's in a piano pop mode that's somewhat of a return to form. This is her first of two Beacon Theatre shows on her current tour supporting the new LP.

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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