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August 28, 2015

photos: Tamaryn @ Levitation 2015 (more by PSquared)
Tamaryn at Levitation fest 2015

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

Tamaryn, Samantha Urbani @ Le Poisson Rouge
Tamaryn went from gothy shoegaze to gothy, shoegazy pop (there's a difference) on her new terrific album, Cranekiss. Tonight's the record release show with onetime Friends singer Samantha Urbani opening.

Deradoorian, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Image Man @ Trans-Pecos
Deradoorian's new album is a wild ride. It pulls sounds from all over the globe, it's part psych, part prog, and always strangely accessible. Tonight's her first of two NYC shows this weekend.

So Hideous, Set and Setting, North, Bereft, Sangharsha @ Saint Vitus
So Hideous' upcoming album puts screamo, post-rock, and atmospheric black metal in a blender, and adds a noticeable modern classical influence courtesy of a 30-piece orchestra. Their tour with the similarly heavy/atmospheric Set and Setting hits NYC tonight.

Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, Andrew Combs @ Bowery Ballroom
For fans of country that shies away from top 40's slick sounds but remains accessible, both artists on this bill are worth catching.

Raven, Fate Breaks Dawn, METALFIER, Moniasin, Oblivion, Unholy Dispute @ Nihil Gallery
NWOBHM vets Raven have been going strong since dropping their debut single 35 years ago, and this year returned with their thirteenth album, ExtermiNation. Their last show here was loaded with classics.

Heems, Chris Rose (host), Seaton Smith, Dan Soder @ Livestream Public
Das Racist may be over but Heems is still making quality music on his own, most recently releasing the 2015 album Eat, Pray, Thug. Tonight he'll be interviewed (and he'll perform) at music-comedy "Late Night Basement" show taking place at this multi-use Bushwick events space.

Machinedrum, Dave Q, Alex English, Hiyawatha @ Slake
Production wiz Machinedrum is moving from NYC to Los Angeles. Come dance the night away at his farewell party.

Cold Fronts @ Fulton Stall Market
South Street Seaport's multi-use Fulton Stall Market is hosting free shows on Friday. The space is nice, there's bar and a secluded courtyard...worse ways to spend a couple hours after work on a Friday. Tonight's performers are Philly band Cold Fronts.

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

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August 27, 2015

photo: Beach House @ Osheaga 2013 (more by Toby Tenebaum)
IMAGE

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

Beach House, Romantic States @ Baby's All Right
Baltimore's Beach House celebrates their new album Depression Cherry with this just-announced intimate show. Good luck getting tickets (they're on sale at noon) but for those who do get them it's likely to be a special night.

DJ Windows 98 (Win Butler of Arcade Fire), Chrome Sparks (DJ Set) @ Le Poisson Rouge
You've seen him wow arenas full of fans as frontman for Arcade Fire; tonight you can see Win Butler spin tunes on his laptop as DJ Windows 98.

Tei Shi, Newtown Radio DJs @ MoMA
The final installment of the 2015 MoMA Nights series, you can catch Brooklyn-based (by way of Canada and Argentina) artist Tei Shi tonight in the museum's sculpture garden. Free with museum entry.

Phuture, DJ Pierre, Turtle Bugg @ Output
With their squelching, 303-fueled track "In Your Mind," Chicago's Phuture basically invented acid house. Having played NYC for the first time ever earlier this year, they're back in town tonight.

The Good Life, Big Harp, Anna McClellan @ Bowery Ballroom
Cursive's Tim Kasher also fronts The Good Life, and this month they put out Everybody's Coming Down, their first album in eight years. They're on tour supporting it now, and hitting NYC tonight.

Earth, Holy Suns @ Saint Vitus
Masters of drone metal Earth are on tour now with Emil Amos' band Holy Sons. They played LPR last night, and tonight they wrap up their NYC run at Saint Vitus. Sold out.

Sean Price memorial show @ SOB's
Influential and beloved MC Sean Price stayed true to his '90s roots for his entire career, keeping that sound alive as recently as this month's Songs in the Key of Price mixtape. Sadly, he passed away at the too-young age of 43 this month, and this show will honor him.

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

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August 26, 2015

photo: AC/DC at Coachella 2015 (more by Samantha Saturday)
ACDC

photo: Earth at Levitation 2015 (more by PSquared)
Levitation

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

AC/DC @ MetLife Stadium
Last year AC/DC released their sixteenth album, Rock or Bust, which basically sounded the way they always have, and AC/DC's case that's totally fine. They're playing a few off that on this tour, but mostly stacking their setlists with the hits.

Earth, Marc Ribot & Ikue Mori, Holy Sons @ Le Poisson Rouge
Masters of drone metal Earth return to NYC for their first of two shows with Emil Amos' band Holy Sons. This one's especially cool, because it also features a collaborative set from guitar great Marc Ribot and no wave pioneer Ikue Mori.

Darwin Deez, Strange Names, Junior Prom @ Baby's All Right
Darwin Deez may have a quirky fashion sense, but his heartfelt guitar pop is pretty universal. Third album Double Down, due out in September, is another winner. Get a preview tonight.

Joseph Arthur @ City Winery
A talented musician and visual artist, Joseph Arthur usually shows off his skills at his shows, creating a painting as the show goes on. It might be considered a gimmick if he wasn't so talented.

Alessia Cara, Sebastian Kole, Craig Stickland @ Bowery Ballroom
Def Jam-signed singer Alessia Cara has been picking up some buzz for catchy alt-R&B single "Here," which will appear on her debut EP that drops this week. Tonight's show is sold out.

Jason Lescalleet & Jean-Louis Huhta, David Grubbs @ Trans-Pecos
Experimental musician Jason Lescalleet returns to NYC tonight, this time for a collaborative set with Swedish musician/DJ Jean-Louis Huhta. Jean-Louis has been active since the '80s, playing a number of bands including Cortex and Anti Cimex, and he's currently a member of Skull Defekts.

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

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August 25, 2015

Melody's Echo Chamber in Chicago 2012 (more by James Richards IV)
Melody's Echo Chamber

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

Melody's Echo Chamber, Quilt @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
With a new album supposedly on the way (her first since her 2012 debut) it will be exciting to hear what Melody Prochet has up her sleves, musically, these days. Added treat: Boston's great Quilt open the sold-out show.

Royal Headache, Sheer Mag, Home Blitz @ Rough Trade
With a terrific new album, High, just out, Australia's Royal Headache hit town for their first of three Brooklyn shows with Sheer Mag. Both bands raise a ruckus, probably even at a well-mannered place like Rough Trade. Like all of their shows here, this is sold out.

Heems, Sandunes, Big Baby Gandhi @ Baby's All Right
Das Racist may be over but Heems is still making quality music on his own, most recently releasing the 2015 album Eat, Pray, Thug. He plays Baby's tonight in continued support of that.

The Atlas Moth, Vattnet Viskar, Family @ Saint Vitus
This is a pretty great double bill for metal fans with the psychedelic sludge of The Atlas Moth and the boundary-pushing black metal of Vattnet Viskar.

Kamasi Washington @ Blue Note (2 shows)
Jazz musician Kamasi Washington has been having a pretty busy year. He appears on Kendrick Lamar and Thundercat's new albums, and he also has his own, The Epic, out on Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder label (Thundercat features on that album too). Tonight he wraps up his two-night stay at the Blue Note with 8 PM and 10:30 PM sets each night.

Maudlin of the Well @ The Stone
Toby Driver begins his residency at The Stone tonight, and he kicks things off with two sets (8 and 10 PM) from his avant-garde metal band Maudlin of the Well.

Cake Shop Comedy @ Cake Shop
If you miss Big Terrific and Hannibal Buress' Sunday night show at Knit, and are looking for a new free, weekly comedy show that happens in a rock club and sometimes has big name talent stop by unexpectedly, "Cake Shop Comedy" might do the trick. (Aziz Ansari  and Louis CK have both stopped by in recent weeks.) 8 PM.

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

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August 24, 2015

photo: Tweens at BV-CMJ 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Tweens

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

Dalek, Publicist UK, Azar Swan @ Saint Vitus Bar
Industrial rap crew Dalek headline tonight, with support from Relapse-signed Publicist UK (who are from Brooklyn) and gothy pop act Azar Swan.

Kamasi Washington @ Blue Note (2 shows)
Jazz musician Kamasi Washington has been having a pretty busy year. He appears on Kendrick Lamar and Thundercat's new albums, and he also has his own, The Epic, out on Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder label (Thundercat features on that album too). Tonight he begins his two-night stay at the Blue Note with 8 PM and 10:30 PM sets each night.

Tweens, Moral Panic @ Cake Shop
Cincinnati garage pop trio Tweens haven't reinvented the wheel or anything, but their live show is a high-energy sugar rush. They're super fun.

Graham Nash @ City Winery
In addition to being a member of The Hollies and one of folk rock's most famous supergroups ever, Graham Nash has a very worthy solo career, including the classic 1971 LP Songs for Beginners. You'll likely hear stuff from all three of those things and more tonight.

Sam Cohen, Adrienne Lenker, Keenan O'Meara @ Manhattan Inn
Part of this intimate Greenpoint venue's "At the Inn" series, tonight's features onetime Yellowbirds and Apollo Sunshine frontman Sam Cohen, whose solo debut from this year is well worth checking out. Free but donations are suggested.

Sun Club, Fake Palms, Fern Mayo, Nap @ Palisades
Toronto's Fake Palms make low fi post-punk, not entirely dissimilar to Women and Viet Cong, though with a little more straightforward songwriting. (Not a bad thing at all.)

Baked, Zula, Flagland, Gnarwhal, Fond Han @ Silent Barn
You may know a thing or two about '90s indie rock being back, and one of the most consistently solid homes for those types of bands is Exploding In Sound Records. The label is throwing an extended weekend of shows in Brooklyn and Boston, which continues tonight.

"Ask Me Another" @ The Bell House
Another in NPR's "Ask Me Another" live quiz show tapings, tonight features Sonia Manzano and Emilio Delgado who you might know better as Sesame Street's Maria and Luis.

Chris Gethard: Career Suicide @ Union Hall
It's another night of Chris Gethard's Career Suicide shows, for which he promises "an hour of stand up focusing on suicide, alcoholism, and all the other funniest parts of life."

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
This is an extra-loaded Brooklyn Comedy Festival edition of Night Train, with guest host Seaton Smith, plus Nick Turner, Myq Kaplan, Michelle Buteau, Kevin Barnett, and Charles McBee.

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

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August 23, 2015

photo: Thundercat in Philly, 2014 (more by Ryan Muir)
Thundercat

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

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park
It's the second day of the awesome multi-genre two-day Afropunk Festival, and there's a ton of great artists today including Gary Clark Jr, Kele, Thundercat, Kaytranada, Kelela, Goldlink, Curtis Harding, Petite Noir, and plenty more. Oh, and Lenny Kravitz, who's famous again for, uh... well you know.

7Seconds, Bishops Green, Success @ Saint Vitus Bar
The past few decades of melodic punk as we know it probably couldn't exist if 7Seconds didn't help lay the groundwork with their mid-'80s albums. If you're a punk fan, this show's pretty tough to miss.

Ghost @ Rough Trade (acoustic)
Have you ever wanted to see a band of instrumentalists in ghoul costumes with a singer dressed as a satanic pope strip down their riffy occult-rock songs to an acoustic setting? Then you can't miss Ghost's acoustic in-store at Rough Trade today!

Jamie xx, Maya Jane Coles, Andhim, Matador, Nastia, Bedouin @ 50 Kent

Jamie xx, Nocturnal Sunshine, Andhim, Matador @ Verboten (late)
Jamie already has two great albums out as a member of The xx, and this year he focused his talents on a solo album which is quickly getting as much love as his main band. He plays two NYC shows tonight, both of which have almost the same lineup. At the late one, Maya Jane Coles makes the US debut of her Nocturnal Sunshine project.

Colleen Green, Mannequin Pussy, Tweens, Larry and The Babes @ Palisades
Colleen Green's new album is her first with a full band, and it's a great record of lyrically honest poppy punk. Her current tour is also with a full band, and her tourmates are the likeminded Mannequin Pussy, who are also worth catching. This is the second of two NYC shows, and making it even better is this one includes garage pop band Tweens (who play their own NYC show tomorrow).

Graham Nash @ City Winery
In addition to being a member of The Hollies and one of folk rock's most famous supergroups ever, Graham Nash has a very worthy solo career, including the classic 1971 LP Songs for Beginners. You'll likely hear stuff from all three of those things and more tonight.

Jazmine Sullivan, Avery Wilson, Jordan Bratton @ Central Park SummerStage
It's been a good year for neo-soul for a lot of reasons, and one reason is the new Jazmine Sullivan album, Reality Show. She plays another NYC show in support of that tonight, and this one's totally free.

Dead Leaf Echo, Single Lash, Decorum, Future Museums @ Alphaville
Local shoegaze act are currently working on their new album with producer Jorge Elbrecht (who has sprinkled his magic on new records from Tamaryn and No Joy) and hopefully they'll play some of it tonight. Also on the bill: the two-bass-and-drums attack of Decorum (featuring Leif of Orca Team)

Lydia Lunch, Weasel Walter, Bob Bert, Tim Dahl, The Everyothers @ Le Poisson Rouge
This is one of Lydia Lunch's 'Retrovirus' shows, a no-holds-barred survey of her musical output from 1977 to the present that includes Weasel Walter (The Flying Luttenbachers), Bob Bert (Pussy Galore, Chrome Cranks), and Tim Dahl (Child Abuse).

Fly Ashtray, Octagrape, Silk Purse, Hamish Kilgour @ Cake Shop
Having formed in 1983, long-running, sporadically active NYC indie rockers Fly Ashtray remain of the city's best kept secrets. Catch them tonight with Octagrape (the current band from onetime Souljunk and Truman's Water dude Glen Galloway), The Clean's Hamish Kilgour and more.

Of Montreal, Mothers @ Asbury Lanes
Long-running makers of avant-garde pop, Of Montreal are still touring this year's quite good Aureate Gloom. Opening are fellow Georgians Mothers.

Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival @ Jones Beach
This may be largely a mainstream pop festival, but there's actually some stuff worth catching. Today has big names like Nicki Minaj and Skrillex, and some cool smaller stuff like iLoveMakonnen, Kiesza, Holy Ghost! and Main Attrakionz.

Laura Stevenson, Leah Wellbaum of Slothrust, Prince Daddy and The Hyena @ Riis Park Beach Bazaar
It's another afternoon of music on the beach, this time headlined by Don Giovanni-signed singer/songwriter Laura Stevenson.

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

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August 22, 2015

photo: Grace Jones @ Roseland, 2012 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
Grace Jones

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

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park
It's day one of the awesome multi-genre two-day Afropunk Festival, and there's a ton of great artists today including Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Death Grips, Kelis, Danny Brown, Suicidal Tendencies, Candiria, SZA, Lion Babe, Oshun and plenty more.

Earl Sweatshirt, Remy Banks, NxWorries @ Best Buy Theater
Earl Sweatshirt's new album I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside, is an inward-looking record that ignores most current rap trends, and it's one of the year's finest albums. This tour was supposed to hit NYC back in the spring, but it got postponed and finally comes here tonight.

Colleen Green, Single Lash, Mannequin Pussy @ Cake Shop
Colleen Green's new album is her first with a full band, and it's a great record of lyrically honest poppy punk. Her current tour is also with a full band, and her tourmates are the likeminded Mannequin Pussy, who are also worth catching. This is the first of two NYC shows.

Pianos Become The Teeth, The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid To Die, Turnover, Take One Car @ Le Poisson Rouge
This is a pretty amazing lineup all around. Pianos Become the Teeth put out one of our favorite albums of last year with the atmospheric emo of Keep You, and going by the sounds of TWIABP's new single "January, 10th, 2014," they may have a similarly epic album of their own on the way. Turnover make jangle pop that kinda sounds like a more emo Real Estate, and Take One Car make post-hardcore of the mewithoutYou/La Dispute variety.

All Dogs, The Sidekicks, Fleabite, Florist @ Silent Barn
Frequent tourmates All Dogs and The Sidekicks are on the road together again, this time supporting All Dogs' soon-to-be-released Kicking Every Day. That album offers a high quality indie/pop punk crossover, while The Sidekicks' newest headed in a Shins/Band of Horses direction.

Social Distortion, Nikki Lane, Drag The River @ Stone Pony
Social Distortion's classic self-titled major label debut turns 25 this year, and they're celebrating by playing the whole thing on tour. There's no NYC date, but they'll be nearby tonight.

Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival @ Jones Beach
This may be largely a mainstream pop festival, but there's actually some stuff worth catching. Today has big names like The Weeknd, Lil Wayne, Santigold and Cold War Kids, plus (weirdly enough) indie-dance band The Faint.

Andres, Kyle Hall, Pender Street Steppers, Hashman Deejay, Laraaji @ MoMA PS1 (Warm Up)
Every Saturday afternoon in the summer, MoMA PS1 brings a full day of experimental and electronic music to their (hopefully) sunny courtyard. This is the third to last one of 2015.

Pop. 1280, Pill, Buck Gooter, The Sherman Group @ Alphaville
If it's noisy, post-punk inspired rock you like, you'll dig this bill featuring the bleak Pop. 1280, saxxy skronkers Pill, and the industrial blues of Buck Gooter.

No Parents, Honduras, Surfbort @ Baby's All Right
If you like your garage punk on the poppy and snotty side, LA troublemakers No Parents might fit the bill. Their album May The Thirst Be With You came out earlier this year on Burger Records and features such party ragers as "I'm a Dildo," "Pizza," and "Hey Illuminati" -- titles which should give you an idea for what kid of show to expect tonight. Tonight's bill is solid overall, with poppy garage rockers Honduras and also wild punks Surfbort.

Complete, Octagrape, Honey Radar @ Union Pool (Summer Thunder)
It's the penultimate edition of Union Pool's 2015 Summer Thunder series, featuring the first-ever NYC show by Texas cult rock band Complete, Octagrape (the current band from onetime Souljunk and Truman's Water dude Glen Galloway) and short song masters Honey Radar.

Mykki Blanco, Princess Nokia, LSDXOXO @ Riis Park Beach Bazaar
Mykki Blanco is allegedly no longer a rapper, but still a writer and a spoken word artist. Who knows what will be in store for today's performance?

Frankie Cosmos, Whitney, Lionlimb @ Shea Stadium
Frankie Cosmos' intimate sound is somewhere between twee pop and anti-folk. She brings it to the appropriately intimate venue Shea Stadium tonight.

Peter Stampfel, Big Cheese, Mothers, Swaai Boys, Lame, Phonoscenes @ Aviv
It's pretty amazing that folk legend (and Holy Modal Rounders member) Peter Stampfel is not only still active, but a regular on NYC's current DIY scene. Tonight's another chance to see him in action.

Slingshot Dakota, The Afraid Brigade, Teenage Halloween, Coolshark, Bannister @ Maxwell's
Bethlehem, PA duo Slingshot Dakota make indie pop not unlike Mates of State, but with a punk drive that that band lacks. They're always worth catching.

Anand Wilder (of Yeasayer), Hannah Cohen, Tamaryn, Sinkane (DJ sets) @ Freehold
Topman is throwing this free party featuring a host of DJ sets from cool local acts.  6 PM - 2 AM and you do need to RSVP.

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 21, 2015

photo: Sannhet @ MHOW earlier this month (more by PSquared)
Sannhet

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

Sannhet, Uniform, Alberich @ Saint Vitus
Brooklyn band Sannhet's post-rock/post-metal is best experienced live, thanks to their unique setup and killer light show. Openers are good tonight too.

John Nolan, Brian Bonz @ Mercury Lounge
While their most popular songs were written without him, John Nolan's contributions to the first Taking Back Sunday album are no small part of what makes that one live up best today. Tonight he's playing off his new solo album and promising stuff from his post-TBS band Straylight Run too.

Krill, Big Ups, LVL UP, Stove, Palm @ Palisades
You may know a thing or two about '90s indie rock being back, and one of the most consistently solid homes for those types of bands is Exploding In Sound Records. The label is throwing an extended weekend of shows in Brooklyn and Boston, which continues tonight.

White Pisces, Nail Polish, Violent Video, Teen Body @ Union Pool
White Pisces are one of the bands in the Street Smart Cyclist/The Beds/Slow Warm Death family, and this one gives them a chance to make grungy, Nirvana-inspired jams.

No Parents, Savants, Sleepies, Plain Dog @ Elvis Guesthouse
If you like your garage punk on the poppy and snotty side, LA troublemakers No Parents might fit the bill. Their album May The Thirst Be With You came out earlier this year on Burger Records and features such party ragers as "I'm a Dildo," "Pizza," and "Hey Illuminati" -- titles which should give you an idea for what kid of show to expect tonight.

Eleventh Dream Day, Antietam, 75 Dollar Bill @ Mercury Lounge
Long-running indie rock outfit Eleventh Dream Day (reductive, but they're kind of Chicago's Yo La Tengo) released their 13th album, Works for Tomorrow, back in July. The band don't tour so much anymore, so this is a rare chance to catch them. Tonight's show is with old friends Antietam and Other Music-signed 75 Dollar Bill.

Literature, Expert Alterations, Kissing Is A Crime, Wildly @ Shea Stadium
This is the indiepop place to be with Philadelphia's hyperactive janglers Literature, and C-86 worshippers Expert Alterations. Two likeminded local acts round out the bill.

Cheerleader @ Fulton Stall Market
South Street Seaport's multi-use Fulton Stall Market is hosting free shows on Friday. The space is nice, there's bar and a secluded courtyard...worse ways to spend a couple hours after work on a Friday. Tonight's entertainment is Philly powerpop outfit Cheerleader.

Dick Dale, Dead Heavens @ Brooklyn Bowl
King and inventor of surf guitar, Dick Dale is still at it. Go see him if you can: he's awesome and his shows help pay his $3000-a-month medical bills. Opening are Dead Heavens, the garage psych band of post-hardcore veteran Walter Schreifels (Gorilla Biscuits, Quicksand, Youth of Today, etc).

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

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August 20, 2015

photo: Battles at ATP NJ 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Battles

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

Raekwon @ SOB's
Raekwon's timeless debut solo album, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx (aka The Purple Tape), turned 20 earlier this month and in celebration of that, Rae's been on tour playing songs from it. This is the third and final NYC show of that tour.

Battles @ Saint Vitus
Battles' next record will be entirely instrumental, but from the sounds of lead single "The Yabba," it's still unmistakably Battles. Tonight's show is sold out, but they also play the larger NYC venue Webster Hall in October.

Mac DeMarco, Delicate Steve @ Warsaw
It's Mac DeMarco Week in NYC, with the Canadian singer (who lives in Far Rockaway, currently) playing four sold-out shows here. Tonight's the final show, with guitar-slinger Delicate Steve opening.

Literature, Expert Alterations, The Hairs @ Cake Shop
This is the indiepop place to be with Philadelphia's hyperactive janglers Literature, and C-86 worshippers Expert Alterations. The charmingly snarky The Hairs open. Good show.

Mercury Rev (DJ set) @ Backbar at The Bedford
With a new album on the way, Mercury Rev's core duo of Jonathan Donahue and Grasshopper will be spinning other people's records tonight at this Williamsburg spot. Free.

Blackalicious, Kool Keith @ Brooklyn Bowl
Indie rap duo Blackalicious are gearing up to release their first album in ten years this September, but are touring ahead of that. This show's especially great, because one of indie-rap's most influential artists ever, Kool Keith, is co-headlining with a full-band set.

Porches, Pile, Grass is Green, Two Inch Astronaut, Washer @ Baby's All Right
You may know a thing or two about '90s indie rock being back, and one of the most consistently solid homes for those types of bands is Exploding In Sound Records. THe label is throwing an extended weekend of shows in Brooklyn and Boston, beginning with this one. Alumni Porches headline, and it's sold out.

Trap Them, Full of Hell, Blackest, Siblings @ Acheron
Two killer bands who cross the lines between metal and hardcore, Trap Them and Full of Hell, team up to wreak havoc on the Acheron 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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August 19, 2015

photo: Mac DeMarco at Pitchfork Fest 2015 (more by Cory Dewald)
Mac DeMarco

photo: Rakim at West 147 in 2011 (more by Brook Bobbins)
Rakim

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

Mac DeMarco, Jerry Paper, Happyness @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
It's Mac DeMarco Week in NYC, with the Canadian singer (who lives in Far Rockaway, currently) playing four sold-out shows here. Tonight's #3 with Brooklyn eccentric Jerry Paper, and UK indie rockers Happyness opening.

Strawberry Group, Silk Rhodes, Bobo Eyes @ Baby's All Right
This is the official afterparty for tonight's Mac DeMarco show, with members of the band DJing, plus Stones Throw artist Silk Rhodes and other shenanigans. Who knows what might happen. The fun should start around 10 but won't really kick into high gear till midnight.

Rakim, Mr. Cheeks, Dres @ BB King's
Hip hop as we know it wouldn't exist without the highly influential Rakim. The New York native graces his hometown with another show tonight.

Rivers of Nihil, Meek Is Murder, Cognitive @ Saint Vitus
Pennsylvania death metal band Rivers of Nihil celebrate their new album Monarchy at this show. If you're going, it's especially worth showing up on time for local mathcore band Meek Is Murder too.

And The Kids, Told Slant, PWR BTTM @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
Boston-area band And The Kids make what they call "accessible unconscious existential indie glitter popsicle crisis music." Find out what that actually sounds like tonight, with NYC bands Told Slant and PWR BTTM on the bill as well.

Dazzletine, Railings, Terrible Terrible, The Rizzos @ Shea Stadium
Pittsburgh glam-punks Dazzletine headline this show that also features Brooklyn dreampop band Terrible Terrible. Check out tracks from both below.

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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