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January 30, 2015

photo: Jack White in Austin last week (more by Tim Griffin)
Jack White

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

Jack White, Run The Jewels @ Madison Square Garden
Former White Stripe, blues lover, and guitar-rock devotee Jack White returns to MSG (where The White Stripes played in 2007) for his first headlining show here as a solo artist. His recent sets have all had him mixing it up between his solo stuff and his former bands (at his Nashville show on Wednesday, he actually reunited The Raconteurs on stage). If you're going tonight, definitely don't miss Run The Jewels, the recently-formed rap duo by Killer Mike and El-P that truly reinvigorated both of their careers. Tonight's show is sold out.

If you're not going, you can stream it live on Pandora. It begins at 9 PM and loops for the next 72 hours. An archive will go up on February 3 where you can listen to it song-by-song.

Hamilton Leithauser, Elle King @ Bowery Ballroom
While no longer fronting The Walkmen, Hamilton Leithauser retains his signature raspy, impassioned delivery...and taste in suits.

Torres, Mainland, Heliotropes, Ancient Ocean @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Torres announced her new album earlier this week, and put out the single which has her sounding more rocking than on her debut. Hopefully we'll hear even more new stuff tonight.

Beverly, Honduras, Christines @ Alphaville
Bushwick bar Alphaville has been open for a few months, but this is the first official show in its back room performance space. It's a pretty killer kickoff, with the ultra-melodic indie rock of Beverly, '60s revivalists Honduras, and Christines' thick shoegaze.

Blondes (DJ), John + Jehn, Johnny Hostile, JDH @ Good Room
While here for Savages' residency, singer Jehnny Beth has been doing a few shows with partner Johnny Hostile as their electronic duo incarnation. Blondes will be DJing.

Tombs, Black Anvil, Darkside NYC @ The Acheron
Sludgesters Tombs and black metallers Black Anvil are two of NYC's best local bands, and this spring they'll hit the road together in Europe. But tonight they'll give their hometown a taste of that same double bill.

Screaming Females @ Stevens Institute of Technology
Screaming Females are about to release their sixth album, and from the sound of the songs they've put out so far, it's going more of their badass rock and killer riffs. They've got a couple NYC shows coming up next month, but tonight they'll be nearby in Hoboken.

Invisible Familiars, Adam Schatz & Thomas White's Option Copter (w/ Cibo Mato, Delicate Steve, Sean Lennon + more) @ Baby's All Right
Having worked with Martha Wainwright, Cibo Matto, Sean Lennon and others, Jared Samuel's own music, as Invisble Familiars, is an appealing hodgepodge of styles that is at once quirky, folky, poppy and danceable. Tonight's the release party for his Other Music debut and opening is Adam Schatz & Thomas White's Option Copter that features Cibo Matto, Steve Marion of Delicate Steve, Sean Lennon, and "many more!" Sounds intriguing.

Ben Howard, Hiss Golden Messenger @ Hammerstein Ballroomv
Ben Howard's the headliner, but if you're going to this show we especially recommend showing up for Hiss Golden Messenger. He'stransformed from a haunting bare-bones folk singer to an Electric Dylan-esque folk rocker, and whatever mode he's in, it's great.

Celestial Shore, Zula, Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Voice Coils @ Shea Stadium
This is a pretty stacked bill of local experimental bands, with the mathy indie pop of Celestial Shore, the psych pop of Zula, the arty/eccentric Cloud Becomes Your Hand, and prog collective Voice Coils, who include members of various local bands and are fronted by Mitski.

Ovlov, Grass Is Green, Two Inch Astronaut, KSPILL @ Silent Barn
If you miss the indie rock and post-hardcore sounds of the '90s, you'll find that the bands on this bill fill that void pretty well.

Addison Groove, Doctor Jeep, ROZI, Regent Street @ Cameo Gallery
UK footwork producer Addison Groove is one of the musicians who had the pleasure of collaborating with DJ Rashad before he sadly passed away. If you like Rashad's stuff, there's a good chance you'll dig Addison Groove's too.

Frontier Ruckus, The Bros. Landreth @ Mercury Lounge
Michigan folk pop band Frontier Ruckus released their fourth album, Sitcom Afterlife, in late 2014. Tonight they make their way to NYC in support of it.

Sara Rachele, Kevin Hufnagel @ Union Hall
Singer/songwriter Sara Rachele makes folk with a rock edge, and opener Kevin Hufnagel is a ukulele-playing solo artist when he's not shredding in metal bands Dysrhythmia, Vaura, and Gorguts.

John Oliver @ Beacon Theater
While we wait for Last Week Tonight to return to HBO, host John Oliver does standup tonight in one of Manhattan's toniest venues.

Demetri Martin @ The Paramount
Master of witty deadpan one-liners Demetri Martin brings his tour just out of NYC tonight, and he'll be back in February to play the city proper.

Wolf Alice, Drenge @ Mercury Lounge
Two buzzy, hard-rockin' UK bands hit Mercury Lounge for the early show tonight.

The B-52's @ The Space at Westbury
Coming up quickly on their 40th anniversary, The B-52's still bring the party with a catalogue of classic dance-friendly postpunky new wave.

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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January 29, 2015

photo: Owen Pallett at Fuji Rocks 2014 (more by Erina Uemura)
Owen Pallett

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

Owen Pallett, Foxes In Fiction @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Owen Pallett's brand of art pop brings lush string arrangements, electronics and deeply personal lyrics into a mix like few others. Opener Foxes In Fiction is a pretty good match, too.

Savages @ Baby's All Right
Rescheduled from Monday's blizzard-that-wasn't, Savages are now playing the late show with doors at midnight. Which could definitely make things a different vibe. This is now the second-to-last of their nine NYC shows.

Viet Cong, What Moon Things @ Mercury Lounge
With a widely acclaimed debut album just out, Canadian band Viet Cong hit NYC for two shows, tonight being the second. Sold out.

Ramleh, JFK, Alberich, Theologian, York Factory Complaint @ Saint Vitus
British power electronics and noise rock pioneers Ramleh, who are currently Anthony di Franco, Gary Mundy, and Martyn Watts, are in NYC for two rare shows this week.

Porcelain Raft, Noveller, Ponyhof @ Cameo Gallery
Porcelain Raft headlines this show, but for Noveller it's the release party for her new album Fantastic Planet, which pairs her mesmerizing guitar playing with some pulsating electronics.

Drenge, EULA, Bueno @ Shea Stadium
This bill is on the slightly heavier side, with grungy UK band Drenge, local noise rockers EULA, and Staten Island rockers Bueno.

Marilyn Manson, Unlocking The Truth @ Terminal 5
Veteran shock rocker Marilyn Manson has been getting some of the best reviews of his career for his new album, The Pale Emperor. The very young band Unlocking the Truth open tonight. This is the makeup date from Monday's show postponement.

Honduras, Shark Week, Haybaby, Die Malone @ Bowery Electric
Sixties revivalists Honduras headline this lineup of superior local guitar pop bands. Opening tonight is Die Malone which is Radio 4's David Milone with backing by Boy Wonder.

New England Patriots, Caethua, Great Valley's Grape Room, The Lentils, CE Schneider Topical @ Silent Barn
New England Patriots make noisy, freaky garage punk with a highly entertaining frontman whose high shaky voice is as memorable as his stage moves.

Mike Doughty @ WNYC Greene Space
Onetime Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty has written a rock opera based on The Bible's 'Book of Revelation' and he'll be performing those songs tonight with a full band and backup singers. This is a makeup show for Tuesday (which was canceled due to the storm).

Wolf Alice, Charly Bliss @ Baby's All Right
Buzzy UK band Wolf Alice sound like '90s alt-rock on one song and like The xx on the next. Tonight they play their first of two NYC shows this week.

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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January 28, 2015

photo: Viet Cong at BV-SXSW 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Viet Cong

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

Viet Cong, Honey, PC Worship @ Union Pool
With a widely acclaimed debut album just out, Canadian band Viet Cong hit NYC for two shows, tonight being the first.  The whole bill is good, with art-noise act PC Worship and psych-rockers Honey. Sold out.

Death Cab for Cutie, Say Hi @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Death Cab for Cutie are now without Chris Walla, and from the sound of their new single, their new album (first with an outside producer) is gonna be a big-sounding one. The album's not out til the end of March, but maybe we'll get to hear more of it tonight. Opening is Say Hi, who's currently signed to Death Cab's former home of Barsuk and keeps alive the Northwest sensitive indie pop sound of DCFC's early days.

Savages, Brian Chase @ Mercury Lounge
Tonight starts Savages' final week of their nine-show NYC residency. What new surprises are in store? Yeah Yeah Yeahs drummer Brian Chase opens the show.

Ramleh, JFK @ Home Sweet Home
British power electronics and noise rock pioneers Ramleh, who are currently Anthony di Franco, Gary Mundy, and Martyn Watts, are in NYC for two rare shows this week. Tonight's the first, as part of the weekly Nothing Changes party.

Mike Doughty @ WNYC Greene Space
Onetime Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty has written a rock opera based on The Bible's 'Book of Revelation' and he'll be performing those songs tonight at two shows (early and late) with a full band and backup singers.

Billy Idol, Broncho @ Beacon Theatre
Billy Idol's got a fair share of undeniable hits from the punk/new wave era -- "Dancing With Myself," "White Wedding," "Rebel Yell" and "Eyes Without a Face," to name a few -- and we'll likely get all of those tonight, as well as a taste of his seventh album that came out this past fall. Openers Broncho are a newer band who owe a lot of their sound to the same era Billy came up in. If you're going tonight, they're not to miss.

Girlpool, Told Slant, Fraternal Twin @ Silent Barn
Young, quickly-rising Philly-via-LA duo Girlpool are heading out on tour with Waxahatchee later this year and will likely play to some good sized audiences (like at MHOW in April). Before that though, you can see them in the intimate Silent Barn tonight. Good openers too.

Motion City Soundtrack, Vinnie Caruana, Team Spirit @ Irving Plaza
Motion City Soundtrack were quirkier and less melodramatic than most of the mid-2000s pop punk bands they were grouped with, and tonight they celebrate the tenth anniversary of their sophomore album, Commit This to Memory, by playing it in full. Opening is Vinnie Caruana, whose band The Movielife will reunite at this same venue next month, and ex-Passion Pit power poppers Team Spirit. Tonight's show was rescheduled from last night, due to the snow storm.

Delicate Steve, Julia Easterlin, Evolfo, Stone Forest Ensemble @ Le Poisson Rouge
This show is presented by music education site Soundfly and promises to be a "mini festival" of diverse artists, headlined by very talented guitarist Delicate Steve.

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.

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

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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January 27, 2015

Bumble

The blizzard was kind of not so blizzard-y (in NYC at least), but Winter Storm Juno has scared away most of tonight's notable shows. Here's a rundown of what is and (mostly) isn't happening, at least at this point. We'll update.

After initially being postponed, tonight's Years and Years show at Rough Trade is happening after all. Doors at 8 PM with the band on at 9 PM. This will be their first U.S. show.

London Grammar's show at Terminal 5 has been postponed to Wednesday (1/28). All tickets honored and refunds are available if you can't make the new date.

Tonight's performance of Mike Doughty's biblical rock opera at the WNYC Greene Space has been re-scheduled for Thursday (1/29). Wednesday's two shows will remain as originally scheduled.

The Louis CK concert at Madison Square Garden is canceled.

Marilyn Manson's show at The Paramount with Unlocking the Truth has been postponed, new date TBD.

Nick Hakim's final show of his residency at Mercury Lounge was initially postponed and now it's back on. Also still on: Adia Victoria early show at Merc with Mrs. Adam Schatz.

The Motion City Soundtrack show at Irving Plaza has been postponed till Wednesday (1/28).

Ska-punk fans: ReelBigFish and Less Than Jake's show at Best Buy Theater has been rescheduled for a time less likely to be affected by snow: June 16. The two bands' show on Wednesday (1/28) at Best Buy is still on for now.

Tonight could be a good chance to finally check out Sleep No More. it's open, and they're giving out "a complimentary toast of bubbly at check-in to warm your weathered soul."

Brooklyn Bowl is closed tonight.

Federico Ughi Quartett's show at Union Pool tonight has been canceled.

Ne-Yo's record release show at Stage 48 has been postponed, details TBA.

Bettye LaVette's show at Cafe Carlyle was cancelled.

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Notable NYC shows that are still happening as of now:

Youth Code, Sannhet, and Statiqbloom show at Saint Vitus is 100% still on.

Jim Gaffigan "in conversation" with Judy Gold at 92 Y is currently still on.

Brooks Wheelan's show at Union Hall is still on and is a record release party for his new comedy album, This is Cool, Right?

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January 26, 2015

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As mentioned, Louis CK went ahead and canceled Tuesday's MSG show due to Winter Storm Juno which is just starting to hit NYC and may drop two feet of snow. Mayor Bill de Blasio has declared a State of Emergency starting at 11 PM tonight. (Subways and public transportation close at 11 PM tonight too!) Here are some other blizzard show updates. If you are out tonight, please be safe!

Zola Jesus' show at Saint Vitus tonight is still on but set times are now earlier: 7 PM for UNIFORM and 7:30 for Zola Jesus.

Tuesday's (1/27) Youth Code, Sannhet, and Statiqbloom show at Saint Vitus is currently still on.

Tonight's Broncho show (1/26) at Rough Trade is still happening. UPDATE: nope, that's also canceled.

Savages' show at Baby's All Right tonight has been postponed, and is now a late show on Thursday (1/29). All tickets honored, refunds available if you can't make the new date.

Tonight's Marilyn Manson show at Terminal 5 with Unlocking the Truth has been postponed till Thursday (1/29). All 1/26 tix honored. Refunds at point of purchase for those who can't make it. Their show on Tuesday (1/27) at The Paramount in Long Island has been postponed as well, details TBD.

Tonight's Action Bronson show at BB King's has been postponed till February 2. All tickets will be honored. Contact point of purchase if you cannot attend.

Bully at Pianos tonight has also been canceled due to weather.

Tonight's Steve Earle show at City Winery has been canceled.

The Nels Cline show tonight at Iridium has been postponed. New date still TBA.

Brooklyn Bowl is closed tonight (1/26) and Tuesday (1/27).

Littlefield is closed tonight, so no Night Train with Wyatt Cenac. Tonight's other show, with TinyRhino, has been moved to next Tuesday (2/3).

Reverend Vince and the Love Choir plays every Monday at Union Pool but tonight's is canceled. He'll be back next week.

Tonight's Year and Years show at Le Poisson Rouge (which was to be their US debut) has been canceled, as has LPR's early show ("Glass & Blood"). Refunds for Years and Years available at point of purchase.

Similarly, the other Years and Years show (Rough Trade on Tuesday, 1/27) has been postponed. Stay tuned for the rescheduled date.

In other LPR news, Tuesday's art gallery opening for Alexander Kaletsky's "Inspirations" has been rescheduled for Thursday. Same time

Mercury Lounge is closed tonight.

Joe's Pub is closed tonight.

Knitting Factory is closed tonight.

Shows at The Living Room tonight have been canceled.

Tonight's Sharkmuffin show at Grand Victory has been postponed.

Union Hall canceled The Mehran Show tonight.

More comedy cancellations: 9:30pm and 11pm shows at UCB Chelsea canceled; 9:30pm and 10:30pm UCB East shows canceled. Early shows still TBD.

The final night of Vomitface's Cake Shop residency tonight has been postponed till Monday, February 2.

The newly refurbished Kings Theatre was to have had a "preview" performance on Tuesday (1/27) with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus and more but that has been canceled.

A-Trak was supposed to play Atlantic City tonight. Also cancelled.

All Broadway shows are canceled tonight.

What else?

Continue reading "blizzard canceling / postponing most shows in NYC today & Tuesday (Zola Jesus still playing, but early.)"

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Juno

UPDATE: LOOK HERE FOR THE LATEST

AND HERE'S A "JUNO" playlist for you.

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

As you probably know, weather reports are calling for a "crippling and possibly historic" blizzard starting in mid-afternoon today. We'll try to keep you up to date on show cancellations, but if it gets bad you might want to call the venue to make sure it's still happening. Be safe.

Bully, Oxen Free, Brave Shores @ Pianos
Nashville's Bully got some buzz during CMJ for their catchy indie rock. We're still awaiting their album, but in the meantime they return to NYC tonight.

Action Bronson @ BB King's
Action Bronson's got a new album on the way this March, and from the single he put out, anticipation is pretty high. Hopefully we'll hear a few more new ones tonight.

Zola Jesus, UNIFORM @ Saint Vitus
Zola Jesus is still riding high off last year's Taiga, her biggest-sounding album yet and first for a big label. But while last year she supported it at Webster Hall, this week she gets more intimate with two Saint Vitus shows (both sold out). This is the second, and opening tonight is noise duo UNIFORM (ex-Drunkdriver, The Men).

Broncho, Dreamers, Heaven @ Rough Trade
Oklahoma's Broncho make a good mix of power pop, garage rock, and some more out-there stuff too. In two days from now, they open for Billy Idol at Beacon Theatre, but here's your chance to catch them in a more intimate setting.

Nels Cline & the Les Paul Trio @ Iridium
There's rarely a lack of chances to catch guitar great Nels Cline in NYC. Tonight he's with The Les Paul Trio at the Iridium for two shows (8 PM and 10 PM).

Years and Years @ Le Poisson Rouge
Winners of the BBC's "Sound of 2015" Poll (last year was Sam Smith; 2013 was Haim), UK act Years & Years make slick electronic R&B. This is their first US show. Sold out.

Savages @ Baby's All Right
Tonight starts Savages' final week of their nine-show NYC residency. What new surprises are in store?

Vomitface, Whiskey Bitches, Pixels, Lip Action @ Cake Shop
Jersey City trio Vomitface make sludgy, grungy rock and this is the final night of their January residency at Cake Shop.

Night Train @ Littlefield (CANCELED)
Littlefield is closed to due to Winter Storm Juno.

Marilyn Manson @ Terminal 5
Veteran shock rocker Marilyn Manson has been getting some of the best reviews of his career for his new album, The Pale Emperor. The very young band Unlocking the Truth open 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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January 25, 2015

photo: Zola Jesus at Webster Hall in 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Zola

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

"Zola Jesus, Deradoorian @ Saint Vitus
Zola Jesus is still riding high off last year's Taiga, her biggest-sounding album yet and first for a big label. But while last year she supported it at Webster Hall, this week she gets more intimate with two Saint Vitus shows (both sold out). Opening tonight is Dirty Projectors/Avey Tare collaborator (Angel) Deradoorian.

Fleetwood Mac @ Nassau Coliseum
Fleetwood Mac are now back with their entire classic lineup -- Christine McVie, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham -- and tonight they continue their multi-night NYC-area run. They've still got it and they play all the hits, so see them while you still can.

Sufjan Stevens' 'Round-Up' w/ Yarn/Wire @ BAM
While Sufjan will release his first studio album since 2010 this March, ahead of that he's premiering a new piece called Round-Up at BAM which concludes its run tonight. Sufjan will be on electronics and new-music ensemble Yarn/Wire is on piano and percussion.

They Might Be Giants @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Geek rock faves are about to play five MHOW shows between tonight and May. While the other four have a specific album as their theme, anything goes at tonight's. Sold out.

Weed Hounds, Wildhoney, Expert Alterations, Gingerlys @ Silent Barn
This is a stacked bill for shoegaze fans, with two of NYC's better bands in the genre -- Weed Hounds and Gingerlys -- and Baltimore's Wildhoney, who have a solid new LP coming soon on Deranged. Their indie rock neighbors and tourmates Expert Alterations should be good too.

Smoke DZA, Manolo Rose, Tray Pizza, Jy, Dave East, Big BZ, Sha Hef @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Smoke DZA is one of NYC's most prolific weed-loving rappers, his most recent release being the collaborative album with his group RFC, The Outsiders, which came out in late November.

Steve Sobs, Spookfish, Yaman Palak, Cheetah Lamp @ Palisades
Last week Steve Sobs led his band Phantom Posse at a Silent Barn show, and their most famous member iLoveMakonnen was on hand as well too. Tonight's show may be a smaller affair, but still a good one.

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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January 24, 2015

photo: Weyes Blood at Mexican Summer Five (more by PSquared)
Weyes Blood

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

Weyes Blood, Excepter, Regal Degal, Baby Birds Don't Drink Milk @ Baby's All Right
Weyes Blood's new album is terrific but it's best to experience her powerhouse vocals in a live setting. This whole bill is good too, with experimentalists Excepter, art punks Regal Degal and Kansas transplants Baby Birds Don't Drink Milk.

The Besnard Lakes, USA out of Vietnam @ Rough Trade
We're coming up on two years since Montreal's The Besnard Lakes released the last album, Until in Excess, Imperceptible UFO, and while they haven't announced a new record, there is movement in the works...hence this tour. Their brand of guitar rock grandeur makes a case for "epic" not being a four-letter-word (in the not literal sense, of course, which it clearly is).

Sufjan Stevens' 'Round-Up' w/ Yarn/Wire @ BAM
While Sufjan will release his first studio album since 2010 this March, ahead of that he's premiering a new piece called Round-Up at BAM which continues tonight and runs through Sunday (1/25). Sufjan will be on electronics and new-music ensemble Yarn/Wire is on piano and percussion.

Kayo Dot, Gnaw, The Glorious Revolution @ Coco 66
Kayo Dot bring together a ton of different metal subgenres (and some non-metal ones too) into a mix that's truly their own. Local noisemakers Gnaw are not to miss either.

Reverend Horton Heat, Robert Gordon, Dale Watson, Rosie Flores @ Gramercy Theatre
In the world of surf-rock, the Rev is a lengend, bringing a crazed twang to his raucous instrumentals and psychobilly freakouts. This show was originally supposed to be at Irving Plaza.

Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog, Loren Connors @ Sugarcube
It's another free show in the inflatable South Street Seaport venue Sugarcube, and this one's the first of two Northern Spy-presented shows with two excellent avant-garde guitar players.

The Mystery Lights, EZTV, Worthless @ Knitting Factory
Party-friendly garage rockers The Mystery Lights release their new album, At Home With the Mystery Lights, on February 1. (Stream some of it below.) Tonight's an early preview, and are joined by power pop band EZTV.

Savages @ Saint Vitus
We're a little more than halfway through Savages' nine-show NYC residency, and they seem to have gotten comfortable with the new material they're playing at these shows. (We're still hoping they'll add "She Will" and "Flying to Berlin" pop up on setlists, though.) Sold out, but check Savages twitter -- they have been releasing a few tickets at the door to most of the shows so far (including last Saturday's Vitus show).

Louis C.K. @ Madison Square Garden
Once an underground sensation, Louis CK has become one of the biggest comedians in America -- by doing it his way. This is Louis CK's third of four (!) MSG shows.

Scully, Daddy Issues, Merkin, White Rope @ Cake Shop
Formed when San Francisco band Splinters splinters, Scully's sound isn't all so different -- garagey, punky pop -- and, also like that band, they've got good songs as the backbone.

Pale Lights, Great Lakes @ Friends & Lovers
Like the expertly jangled sound of '80s indiepop like Lloyd Cole & the Commotions, Felt and The Go-Betweens? Brooklyn's Pale Lights, led by sometimes Comet Gain member Phil Stutton, keep the flag flying. Ladybug Transistor offshoot Olson, Rydholm, and Forester were supposed to play tonight as well but have had to drop off the bill.

Nitty Scott MC, Celeste, Chelsea Reject, DJ Patrick A Reed @ The Acheron
Tonight, Celeste brings her recurring hip hop party back to the mostly-punk/metal venue Acheron, and this time it's an all-female lineup with Nitty Scott and Chelsea Reject.

Alejandro Escovedo @ City Winery
Punk rocker turned roots rocker Alejandro Escovedo concludes his City Winery run with a different album performed in full each night. Tonight it's 1996's With These Hands.

Brenmar, Sliink, L-Vis 1990, Calore @ 88 Palace
Stay out late at Chinatown's restaurant-by-day, dance-club-by-night 88 Palace for this stacked Dark Disco party.

Sworn Enemy, Old Wounds, 96, Ides, The Dead Tricks @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Long-running metalcore band Sworn Enemy headline this free night at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar, and we think it's worth showing up on time for NJ's Old Wounds too.

Motion Studies, Rathborne, Fitness @ Palisades
Motion Studios carry on in the live band dance rock tradition of early-'00s Brooklyn and do a very good job of it. Catch them tonight with the solid pop of Rathborne.

Bootsy Collins' Rubber Band @ BB King Blues Club
Formed in the mid-'70s while Bootsy Collins was also playing in Parliament-Funkadelic, Rubber Band have now been bringin' the funk for four decades.

Fleetwood Mac @ Boardwalk Hall (Atlantic City)
Fleetwood Mac are now back with their entire classic lineup -- Christine McVie, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham -- and tonight they continue their multi-night NY-area run. They've still got it and they play all the hits, so see them while you still can.

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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January 23, 2015

photo: The Sidekicks at Saint Vitus in 2013 (more by Vladislav Grach)
Sidekicks
Sidekicks

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

The Sidekicks, Cayetana, All Dogs, Roger Harvey @ Baby's All Right
Columbus, Ohio's The Sidekicks just dropped their fourth album and first for Epitaph, Runners in the Nerved World, which finds the once-punk band moving into Shins/Band of Horses territory. They excel at both sounds, and BV is proud to present tonight's record release show which also includes two indie punk bands -- Cayetana and All Dogs -- and somber songwriter Roger Harvey.

Sylvan Esso, Mr. Twin Sister @ Terminal 5
Sylvan Esso blew right up in 2014, skipping straight from Bowery Ballroom to a sold-out show at Terminal 5. Their appealing debut album and charming stage presence of singer Amelia Meath have a lot to do with it. If you're going, get there early for Mr Twin Sister who fit right in with SE's inviting, danceable sound.

Bottoms, DJ Samson (DJ), Ryan Smith (DJ) @ Secret Project Robot
Brooklyn trio Bottoms make bass-heavy, slightly gothy techno/electro dance music, as heard on their debut EP which is out this week. Tonight's the release show it with MEN's DJ Samson on DJ duties.

Sufjan Stevens' 'Round-Up' w/ Yarn/Wire @ BAM
While Sufjan will release his first studio album since 2010 this March, ahead of that he's premiering a new piece called Round-Up at BAM which continues tonight and runs through Sunday (1/25). Sufjan will be on electronics and new-music ensemble Yarn/Wire is on piano and percussion.

Foxing, Slingshot Dakota, Everyone Everywhere, What Moon Things, The Sea Life @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
This is a pretty great bill (and for free) with the emotionally raw Foxing, hard-hitting indie pop duo Slingshot Dakota, '90s-emo devotees Everyone Everwhere, post-punks What Moon Things, and indie rockers The Sea Life.

Ricky Eat Acid, Skylar Spence (fka Saint Pepsi), Foxes in Fiction, Fissures @ Palisades
DIY electronic musician just signed to an imprint of Atlantic and dropped a new single that's significantly more fully formed than any of his previous work. Catch him tonight with old pal Foxes In Fiction and more at Palisades.

Profligate, P.O.I., Jahiliyyah Fields, Nick Klein @ Palisades
Hang around Palisades late-night after the Ricky Eat Acid show for a bill of noisy/bleak electronic music.

Mister Lies, Pregnant, Nicholas Nicholas, Warm Tape, Godmode (DJ) @ Silent Barn
Silent Barn's got a good bill all around of post-chillwave electronic pop songwriters tonight. Maybe you caught Nicholas Nicholas' other band Phantom Posse (iLoveMakonnen included) at the same venue earlier this week.

Teengirl Fantasy DJs, J Slusher, Rhyton, Dinowalrus, Low Nox (John Atkinson of Aa), Excepter DJs @ Trans Pecos
Trans-Pecos hosts this multi-genre show tonight, spanning sounds from the psychedelia of Rhyton to the ambience of Aa member John Atkinson, to whatever Teengirl Fantasy decides to drop on us.

Set and Setting, Blackout, A Film in Color @ Acheron
While Set and Setting come from a metal scene, they make the kind of beautiful post-rock that soars more than it crushes. They put out an excellent LP on Prosthetic Records last year, and it sounds like the kind of thing that could be really overwhelming (in a good way) live.

Couch Slut, Tile, Microwaves, Chain Gang Grave @ Saint Vitus
NYC's Couch Slut make an unrelenting mix of metal, hardcore and noise rock, and they haven't become regulars on the local heavy scene for nothing.

Lia Ices, Seoul, White Prism @ Rough Trade
Lia Ices changed her sound up on last year's Ices, when she chose to work with unlikely collaborator Clams Casino. Check out her new style live tonight. If you're going, Montreal band Seoul make airy, '80s-inspired soft pop and are worth showing up early to catch.

Concreatures, Adult Dude, Brett Saxon @ Union Hall
NYC shoegazey-90s-alt-rock indie band Concreatures celebrate their new LP at this year, and the Dino Jr/Superchunk-y Adult Dude are always a good local band to catch as well.

Dragons of Zynth, Saul Williams, Tamar-Kali, Garland Jeffreys @ Highline Ballroom
This is The Black Rock Coalition's "Million Man Mosh 3," with a wide variety of acts playing including four-decade career vet Garland Jeffreys, poet/singer Saul Williams, singer Tamar-kali, and indie rockers Dragons of Zynth.

Shilpa Ray, Not Blood Paint, Tall Juan, Vagabon, Bethlehem Steel, Ovlov, and more tba! @ Shea Stadium
Punk blues singer Shilpa Ray headlines this benefit for the familes of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, which also features a solo set from sludgy rockers Ovlov and more.

Amanda Jo Williams, Batfog @ Sugarcube
If you're looking for something different to do after work, head to the Seaport where you can hang and see bands at inflatable venue Sugarcube. It's free and goes from 8 - 10 PM. Tonight's entertainment includes electronic leaning ensemble Batfog.

Tonight's Smoke DZA show at The Wick appears to be cancelled but his show Sunday at The Studio at Webster Hall is still happening.

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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January 22, 2015

photo: Fleetwood Mac at MSG in 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Fleetwood Mac

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

Fleetwood Mac @ Madison Square Garden
Fleetwood Mac are now back with their entire classic lineup -- Christine McVie, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham -- and tonight they begin their multi-night NYC-area run, this being the only show in NYC proper. They've still got it and they play all the hits, so see them while you still can. They're saying they may stop touring after this year.

Sufjan Stevens, Yarn/Wire @ BAM
While Sufjan will release his first studio album since 2010 this March, ahead of that he's premiering a new piece called Round-Up at BAM which continues tonight and runs through Sunday (1/25). Sufjan will be on electronics and new-music ensemble Yarn/Wire is on piano and percussion.

Just Blaze's House Party w/ Joey Bada$$, Statik Selektah, & more
Joey Bada$$ put out his official debut album, B4.DA.$$, this week, and it saw him staying true to his '90s influences but pushing his sound forward too. Tonight's his third NYC show of the week, part of Just Blaze's weekly party at Webster Hall.

Amen Dunes, Kevin Morby, Nude Beach @ Bowery Ballroom
Amen Dunes' psych rock sounded better than ever on last year's Love, and this week he revisited and updated four of its songs on a new EP. Tonight's show is an all-around great lineup with former Woods member/Babies co-frontman Kevin Morby and power poppers Nude Beach.

Dawn Richard @ Marlin Room at Webster Hall
Dawn Richard's new album Blackheart takes "alternative R&B" and pushes it into all kinds of different directions, with exceptional production. Tonight you can see how these wild sounds translate live.

Lydia Lunch, Handsome Dick Manitoba, Miss Guy, Sherry Vine, Matt Hitt, DJ Jonathan Toubin @ Bowery Electric
Another of the many shows Jonathan Toubin is DJing in NYC this month, and this one's got a great lineup: no wave legend Lydia Lunch, punk pioneer Handsome Dick Manitoba (of The Dictators), NYC club fixture Miss Guy, drag queen Sherry Vine, and Drowners singer Matt Hitt.

Alejandro Escovedo @ City Winery
Punk rocker turned roots rocker Alejandro Escovedo will celebrate his 64th birthday with his annual residency at NYC's City Winery. For this year's residency, he'll be playing his first three solo albums full across three nights, starting tonight with 1992's Gravity.

Father, Junglepussy, Glass Gang @ Baby's All Right
Get a double dose of futuristic rap from Father and Junglepussy, plus an opening set from Brooklyn electropoppers Glass Gang.

Kid Millions, Mick Barr, Sarah Bernstein, Stuart Popejoy, GDFX, Ava Mendoza, Brat Pit @ Silent Barn
They're calling this night the "Ice Melter," featuring a bevy of hot experimental-leaning musicians, including a collaboration between Oneida's Kid Millions, Mick Barr, Sarah Berstein and Stuart Popejoy, a solo set from Liturgy/Guardian Alien's Greg Fox (GDFX), and more.

Honduras, The Teen Age, The Yin Tangs, Sunset Guns, Best Behavior @ Coco 66
Yes, Coco 66 still exists and has shows, even if it's been out of the spotlight for a while. Tonight's a nice lineup of local bands headlined by the very talented Honduras.

Gingerlys, Mumblr, Palehound, Fern Mayo @ Shea Stadium
Somewhere between indiepop and shoegaze like the catchy sounds of Gingerys who are currently working on the first album. Catch 'em in action tonight with also-great locals Palehound and more.

John Hodgman's Secret Society @ Bell House
John Hodgman's society (of comedy concerns) isn't so much a secret anymore, having outgrown its old home of Union Hall and may soon do the same for its new one -- tonight's sold 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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