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February 6, 2016

photo: Shearwater at LPR in 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Shearwater

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

Wilco, Steve Gunn @ Kings Theatre
Wilco have been making good to great records for over two decades now, the latest being last year's Star Wars. Their current tour hits Brooklyn venue Kings Theatre twice this weekend. This is night 2, with experimental musician (and Kurt Vile collaborator) Steve Gunn opening.

Shearwater, Jib Kidder @ Mercury Lounge
Shearwater's new album Jet Plane and Oxbow is another winner, and it's nothing if not ambitious. Tonight's their first of two NYC shows on this tour, and it's sold out.

Chumped, Jeff Rosenstock, Chris Gethard (as Morrissey), Adult Dude @ Suburbia
Chumped were quite possibly the best real-deal pop punk band in Brooklyn during their short run. They're sadly calling it quits, but not before two final shows at DIY spot Suburbia. This is the second, and there are some pretty amazing openers. Jeff Rosenstock could easily pack this place on his own, an Chris Gethard as Morrissey is sure to be a good time.

Wolf Eyes, Michigan Underground @ Union Pool
Wolf Eyes three-show Union Pool residency wraps up tonight with a highly experimental/improvisational set, featuring help from Nate Young, John Olson, James Baljo, Viki Viktoria, Chip Apetechnology (Survival Research Labs), Sam Hooker, and Tyler Hicks.

Oberhofer, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Edley O'Dowd, LODRO, Cassie Ramone (DJ Set) @ Sunnyvale
This is the grand opening party for new East Williamsburg venue Sunnyvale, featuring live sets from Oberhofer and LODRO, plus a DJ set from Psychic TV's Genesis P-Orridge & Edley O'Dowd, and a late night DJ set from Cassie Ramone.

Lady Leshurr, Jubilee @ Gramercy Theatre
UK rapper Lady Leshurr picked up a lot of buzz for her addictive single "Queen's Speech Ep. 4," and she's already proven that she has more quality material in her. Tonight's her NYC debut.

Lotus, EL Ten Eleven @ Terminal 5
Lotus have been mixing electronic music and a live jam band approach for years now, and they continue to be staples of that style. Post rockers El Ten Eleven make this a great double bill.

Mal Blum, Peter Stampfel, ANMLPLNET, Lauren Measure (of Worriers), Out of System Transfer, The Dregs @ Aviv
This is the birthday show for Jersey Beat founder Jim Testa, and among the lineup is three Don Giovanni artists: singer/songwriter Mal Blum, folk vetran Peter Stampfel, and Worriers singer Lauren Denitzio.

Crazy and the Brains, Brett Davis, High Waisted @ Le Poisson Rouge
Crazy & the Brains mix classic-style punk with xylophone, and it works out really well. Tonight they team up with comedian Brett Davis, who's no stranger to doing standup at punk shows.

Bang On a Can All-Stars @ Merkin Concert Hall
Part of the Ecstatic Music Festival, this is the annual Bang on a Can People's Commissioning Fund Concert on Saturday (4/6) at Merkin Concert Hall, featuring the Bang on a Can All-Stars performing world premieres of new works by Caroline Shaw, Gabriella Smith, Zhang Shouwang & René Lussier, plus Julia Wolfe's Pulitzer Prize-winning / Grammy-nominated "Anthracite Fields."

Dylan LeBlanc, Zachary Cale, Bird Dog @ Rough Trade
Acclaimed Muscle Shoals-born folk crooner Dylan LeBlanc celebrates the release of his third album, Cautionary Tale.

Mike Birbiglia @ The Lynn Redgrave Theater
Comedian Mike Birbiglia has been doing his show "Thank God for the Jokes" for nearly two years. He's finally putting it to bed, but not before this six-week run.

Dave Harrington One Heart Trio, Plaque, Blizzardo, DJ Fitness, DJ iggy[crisp], FaltyDL (special guest) @ Trans Pecos
This is "House of Feelings IV" which is a "night of continuous music" starting at 9 PM and flowing till the wee hours. Highlights include a set from the Dave Harrington One Heart Trio and a DJ set from FaultyDL.

Matthew Dear, Lee Curtiss, Bella Sarris @ Verboten
Avant-pop artist, producer and interesting fellow, Matthew Dear spins records tonight.

MOIST PAULA, Dj Record Grouch, Kyp Malone @ Union Pool
This is an "afternoon hang" not unlike Union Pool's Summer Thunder series, with free live music and DJ sets starting at 2 PM, including a set from TV on the Radio's Kyp Malone.

Ronnie Stone and The Lonely Riders, We In Cloudz @ Saint Vitus
How serious you take Ronnie Stone & the Lonely Riders is up to you but his intentionally kitschy, '80s-in-a-blender shtick (somewhere between Bruce Springsteen and Prefab Sprout) is not without craft, even if it is a big joke.

Buster Pointdexter @ Cafe Carlyle
New York Dolls singer David Johansen puts back on the tux and his party-friendly Buster Poindexter persona for a night of saucy cabaret at this fancypants supper club.

Golden Tears: David Bowie Tribute @ Cake Shop
Celebrate the life and music of the late David bowie with this "million-band tribute" (actually more like 20), including Sam Kogon, My Teenage Stride, Space Merchants, Fly Ashtray, and more. The fun starts at 7 PM and it's FREE.

Bernie Man: A Benefit for Bernie Sanders @ Union Hall
This comedy benefit for Bernie Sanders features Mystery Science Theatre 3000's Frank Conniff, Liam McEaneaney, Jeffrey Joseph, David Feldman, Phoebe Robinson, and onetime VH1 host John Fugelsang.

AraabMuzik, Nadus @ Slake
AraabMuzik has been prolific for years now, making beats for rappers and putting out his own quality material too. Tonight he'll get the dancefloor moving at Slake.

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

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February 5, 2016

photo: Wilco at Pitchfork Fest 2015 (more by James Richards IV)
Wilco

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

Wilco, Bill Frisell @ Kings Theatre
Wilco have been making good to great records for over two decades now, the latest being last year's Star Wars. Their current tour hits Brooklyn venue Kings Theatre twice this weekend. This is night 1, with veteran jazz/rock/country/etc guitarist Bill Frisell opening.

Lupe Fiasco @ B.B. King's
Lupe Fiasco came out of the gate with the very strong Food & Liquor in 2006, but kinda lost it a bit after 2007's The Cool. That was no longer true after last year's Tetsuo & Youth though, his best album in years.

KING, Marc Cary & Igmar Thomas @ Le Poisson Rouge
LA trio KING release their debut album today, a mix of R&B and soul that's familiar-sounding yet futuristic. It's a very good album, and tonight's show should hopefully be great too.

Jamie Woon @ Bowery Ballroom
Before "alt-R&B" really popped off, one of the genre's early key albums was Jamie Woon's 2011 LP Mirrorwriting. We didn't much hear from him after that, but last year he finally released album #2, Making Time. It proves he's still got plenty more to say.

Beverly, WALL, MPHO, Annie Hart of Au Revoir Simone @ Baby's All Right
Preview new songs from Beverly's excellent second album, The Blue Swell,  as part of this solid bill of locals, including up-and-coming post-punks WALL and  Au Revoir Simone's Annie Hart.

Wolf Eyes, Blazer Sound System, Michigan Underground @ Union Pool
Wolf Eyes three-show Union Pool residency continues tonight with a highly experimental/improvisational set, featuring help from Nate Young, John Olson, James Baljo, Viki Viktoria, Chip Apetechnology (Survival Research Labs), Sam Hooker, and Tyler Hicks. Should be interesting.

Chumped, Never, Strangerpride @ Suburbia
Chumped were quite possibly the best real-deal pop punk band in Brooklyn during their short run. They're sadly calling it quits, but not before two final shows at DIY spot Suburbia. This is the first.

Banquets, Timeshares, The Holy Mess, Save Ends, Brian Rothenbeck @ Saint Vitus
It's a good (bad?) day for bittersweet punk shows. Jersey City's Banquets are also calling it quits but going out with this last Brooklyn show. Long Island's great Timeshares are worth catching too.

Modeselektor, Benjamin Damage, Shed, Truncate @ Output
The great German electronic duo Modeselektor are about to dedicate their year to the new Moderat album/tour, but first they'll stop by Brooklyn club Output tonight. It's an especially good day to head to Output, because long-running Brooklyn record store Halcyon opens inside the venue today at noon (though the shop closes at 8 PM).

Hints, Terribly Yours, The Ludwigs @ Bowery Electric
Sean Bones has been inactive for a few years, but now he's got a new project called Terribly Yours that pulls from late '70s power pop/new wave. Tonight's the project's debut live show.

Uniform, Dreamcrusher, Horoscope, Wetware, Conduit @ Alphaville
Noise duo Uniform have members of Drunkdriver and The Men, and their highly intense hardcore punk-inspired sets are usually over and done with in a matter of minutes.

Show Me The Body, B L A C K I E, Moor Mother Goddess @ Market Hotel
If you like dark experimental rap, or punk, or those two things coming together, this show is gonna be right up your alley.

DJ Spinna, Rich Medina @ American Museum of Natural History
Brooklyn hip hop vet DJ Spinna headlines this edition of the recurring 'One Step Beyond' party at the Museum of Natural History. In addition to the music, "guests can also take a walk up the Cosmic Pathway to the Hayden Big Bang Theater where acclaimed actor Liam Neeson narrates a dynamic flight through the virtual universe based on an accurate cosmic atlas."

Marlon Williams, Wild Leaves @ Mercury Lounge
One of Dead Oceans' newest signees is New Zealand folk singer Marlon Williams. He was here during CMJ, and returns tonight.

Grant-Lee Phillips, Steve Poltz @ Rockwood Music Hall
Armed with a smoky and soulful voice, Grant-Lee Phillips has been making great records for over 20 years. His new album, The Narrows, is out in March. Maybe he'll reveal whether he's going to return to be the Stars Hollow troubadour for Netflix's new Gilmore Girls movies.

Beth Israel, Heaven's Gate, Secret Crush, Melt @ Aviv
Tonight features two bands signed to Andrew Savage's Dull Tools label (Beth Israel and Heaven's Gate), plus the drony Secret Crush and the '90s-ish Melt.

My Favorite, A Place Both Wonderful and Strange @ Cake Shop
Resurrected NYC indiepop cult heroes My Favorite bring melody and melodrama in equal measure.

Dave Harrignton ("The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari") @ National Sawdust
Busy man Dave Harrington will lead a six-member band through a  live, improvised score to the classic 1920 silent horror film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.

Buster Pointdexter @ Cafe Carlyle
New York Dolls singer David Johansen puts back on the tux and his party-friendly Buster Poindexter persona for a night of saucy cabaret at this fancypants supper club.

Lianne La Havas @ Rough Trade
Talented UK singer-songwriter Lianne La Havas made a huge splash with her 2012 debut album that went Top 5 in her native country. Her latest album, Blood, is up for a Grammy. Sold out.

Mike Birbiglia @ The Lynn Redgrave Theater
Comedian Mike Birbiglia has been doing his show "Thank God for the Jokes" for nearly two years. He's finally putting it to bed, but not before this six-week run.

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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February 4, 2016

Anderson Paak

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

Jenny Lewis, The Watson Twins, M. Ward @ Beacon Theatre
Ten years ago, Jenny Lewis teamed up with the Watson Twins to release Rabbit Fur Coat. That album still lives up today, and Jenny and the Watsons are celebrating by performing it at Beacon Theatre. M Ward, who guests on the album, opens.

Anderson. Paak & The Free Nationals, Jay Watts, Marcus Machado @ SOB's
Anderson .Paak first caught our ears on with his six notable guest appearances on the new Dr. Dre album, and he quickly got out his own new album, the soul/funk/rap hybrid Malibu, that proved he's at least as good on his own too. This should be a good show, and it's sold out.

Cosmicide, Exiles, Ohnomoon, Sleepy Ha Has, Queen of Jeans @ Pianos
Former Secret Machines founder Brandon Curtis has been playing under the Cosmicide name for a couple years, making music that has that widescreen postpunk vibe that former band did so well. This is the first show of his February residency at Pianos.

Fetty Wap, Post Malone, Monty @ Wellmont Theater
Fetty Wap's debut album spawned four charting singles and about twice as many could-be singles, but you already know this because you couldn't leave your house last year without hearing them. Tonight's the first of three NYC-area shows with frequent collaborator Monty and "White Iverson" rapper Post Malone.

Decapitated, Black Breath, Theories @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Polish death metal band Decapitated are currently on the road with two killer Seattle bands, Black Breath and Theories. Especially exciting is Black Breath, who are fresh off the release of their classic-minded DM album Slaves Beyond Death, one of the best of its kind in 2015.

Dead Heavens @ Grand Victory
While Walter Schreifels obtained "legendary" status by playing in hardcore and post-hardcore bands (like Gorilla Biscuits and Quicksand), Dead Heavens gives him a chance to dive into '60s-inspired garage/psych.

Wolf Eyes @ Union Pool
It's the first night of Wolf Eyes three-show Union Pool residency. All the shows will be highly experimental/improvisational, featuring help from Nate Young, John Olson, James Baljo, Viki Viktoria, Chip Apetechnology (Survival Research Labs), Sam Hooker, and Tyler Hicks. Should be interesting.

Hannibal Buress 'Comedy Camisado' screening @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
It's Hannibal's 33rd birthday today and to celebrate he's throwing this free screening of his new Netflix comedy special 'Comedy Camisado.' He's teasing a special musical guest, too. Doors are at 7 PM, 18+.

Talib Kweli and live band @ Blue Note (two shows)
NYC rap staple Talib Kweli is possibly busier than ever this winter, with a total of nine shows in about two months. Tonight he and a live band knock out two more.

Spank Rock, Moistbreezy, BOYSLASHFRIEND @ Good Room
Electro-rapper Spank Rock hasn't released new music in a while, but he's got plenty of super fun material dating back over a decade.

Emily Wells, Lorna Dune @ Bowery Ballroom
Emily Wells continues to hone her brand of hip hop-influenced string-laden baroque pop on her new album, Promise, which just came out last week. For tonight's show, additional strings are provided by the Metropolis Ensemble.

Lead Belly Fest @ Carnegie Hall
Blues legend Lead Belly has influenced tons of artists across several genres for over half a century. That's evident from tonight's varied lineup, which includes Buddy Guy, Eric Burdon, Marky Ramone and many more.

Pharoahe Monch, PitchBlack Brass Band @ Merkin Concert Hall
Part of the Ecstatic Music Festival, tonight features rapper Pharoahe Monch backed by the PitchBlack Brass Band, with a string section, too.

Dylan LeBlanc, Brian Dunne @ Mercury Lounge
Acclaimed Muscle Shoals-born folk crooner Dylan LeBlanc celebrates the release of his third album, Cautionary Tale.

Buster Pointdexter @ Cafe Carlyle
New York Dolls singer David Johansen puts back on the tux and his party-friendly Buster Poindexter persona for a night of saucy cabaret at this fancypants supper club.

Mike Birbiglia @ The Lynn Redgrave Theater
Comedian Mike Birbiglia has been doing his show "Thank God for the Jokes" for nearly two years. He's finally putting it to bed, but not before this six-week run.

Oberhofer, High Waisted, granny, Junk Boys @ Baby's All Right
Brad Oberhofer's new album Chronovisions in August which is more of his cheerful brand of indie rock/pop.

'Not Quite Midnight' @ Littlefield
Hosted by Courtney Maginnis and Chris Calogero, 'Not Quite Midnight' is somewhere between a talk show and a stand up show. Tonight's guests: Janeane Garofalo, Josh Gondelman, Brett Davis, and Aaron Glaser.

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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February 3, 2016

photo: Jenny Lewis in Chicago in 2015 (more by James Richards IV)
Jenny Lewis

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

Jenny Lewis, & The Watson Twins, M. Ward @ Beacon Theatre
Ten years ago, Jenny Lewis teamed up with the Watson Twins to release Rabbit Fur Coat. That album still lives up today, and Jenny and the Watsons are celebrating by performing it at Beacon Theatre tonight and tomorrow. M Ward, who guests on the album, opens both shows.

Greg Dulli, Joseph Arthur @ Bowery Ballroom
The Afghan Whigs frontman kicks off his solo tour tonight, where he'll lead a stripped-down band through a selection of his own songs (from throughout his career) and covers. The talented Joseph Arthur opens. Tickets are still available.

Craig Finn @ The Appel Room
As part of the American Songbook series at Lincoln Center, Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn plays a solo show tonight. His latest release is last year's Faith In The Future, which saw him getting his mid-'80s Springsteen on.

Shuggie Otis @ City Winery
70s cult soul icon Shuggie Otis resurfaced a few years ago and we're glad to have him back playing classics like "Strawberry Letter 23" and "Aht Uh Mi Hed."

Wilco, Steve Gunn @ Capitol Theatre
Wilco have been making good to great records for over two decades now, the latest being last year's Star Wars. Their current tour hits NYC-area venue Capitol Theater twice this week. This is night 2, and experimental guitarist/Kurt Vile collaborator Steve Gunn opens.

William Tyler, Ryan Sawyer @ Union Pool
In addition to playing with Lambchop, Silver Jews and more, guitarist William Tyler cuts impressive American Primitivism records on his own. He just opened for Wilco last night, and tonight plays a headlining show.

Talib Kweli with live band @ Blue Note (two shows)
NYC rap staple Talib Kweli is possibly busier than ever this winter, with a total of nine shows in about two months. Tonight he and a live band knock out two more, and they'll do it again at the Blue Note tomorrow too.

Arrested Development @ B.B. King's
Arrested Development's 1992 debut 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of... was a genre-defying smash that spawned three hit singles. Apart from a late-'90s hiatus, they've remained active since.

Styles P, Kid Capri (DJ) @ SOB's
The LOX have been back in action as of late, but that hasn't stopped Styles P from being a prolific solo artist. He hasn't gone a year without an album since 2011, his latest being last year's A Wise Guy and a Wise Guy. Bronx vet Kid Capri is on the boards tonight.

Savoir Adore, Tigertown, Arizona @ Baby's All Right
Underrated Brooklyn pop act Savoir Adore celebrate the release of their new single "Lovers Wake" with the show tonight.

"Terry Riley's In C" presented by Darmstadt Essential Repertoire @ LPR
Darmstadt's annual birthday concert this year presents a performance of Terry Riley's "In C" as performed by an eclectic ensemble including guitarist David Grubbs, clarinetist Joshua Rubin of the ICE Ensemble, and electronic musician Ben Vida.

Buster Pointdexter @ Cafe Carlyle
New York Dolls singer David Johansen puts back on the tux and his party-friendly Buster Poindexter persona for a night of saucy cabaret at this fancypants supper club.

Mike Birbiglia @ The Lynn Redgrave Theater
Comedian Mike Birbiglia has been doing his show "Thank God for the Jokes" for nearly two years. He's finally putting it to bed, but not before this six-week run.

Chris Gethard, Jo Firestone @ Bell House
Both Jo Firestone and Chris Gethard blur the line between comedian, performance art and "other," so it's about time they put their heads together for this show they're calling "FIREGETH."

Still Flyin', My Teenage Stride, O/R/F, James Ausfahrt @ Cake Shop
Led by Sean Rawls, indie pop collective Still Flyin' has been around since the mid-'00s featuring a revolving lineup, including members of Aislers Set, Versus, Ladybug Transistor and other groups. Tonight also features NYC indie stalwarts My Teenage Stride, Love is All's James Ausfahrt, and Ladybug offshoot O/R/F. What are the chances that the opening acts will also be playing in Still Flyin' tonight? Seems likely.

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

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February 2, 2016

Saul Williams @ Afro-Punk 2013 (more by Chris La Putt)
Saul Williams

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

Saul Williams @ Rough Trade
Saul Williams just released his new album MartyrLoserKing. Produced by the singer of She Wants Revenge, it's got dark, industrial-ish beats that make for a very cool backdrop for Saul's unique spoken/rapped/sung delivery. To get in to tonight's show, you have to buy the new record from the Rough Trade store.

Wilco, William Tyler @ The Capitol Theatre
Wilco have been making good to great records for over two decades now, the latest being last year's Star Wars. Their current tour hits NYC-area venue Capitol Theater twice this week. This is night 1, and the very talented guitarist William Tyler opens.

Loren Connors & Tom Carter, JR Bohannon, Heavy Hymns, Yek Koo @ Trans Pecos
Veteran avant-garde musicians Loren Connors (who's played with Thurston Moore, Kath Bloom and more) and Tom Carter (of long-running band) Charalambides team up for another of their duo sets tonight. If you'd like an idea of what to expect, check out this recent live video.

WNYC's Ask Me Another feat. The Duplass Brothers @ Bell House
NPR's gameshow podcast taping tonight has filmmakers Mark and Jay Duplass (who you also may know from being in front of the camera on Transparent and Togetherness). Fun fact: Mark Duplass was one-third of mid-'00s indie rock band Volcano, I'm Still Excited.

Mike Birbiglia @ The Lynn Redgrave Theater
Tonight, Mike Birbiglia kicks off his six-week sendoff to current show "Thank God for the Jokes."

Billy Gibbons & the BFGs, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown @ Gramercy Theatre
ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons expanded upon his blues rock palette with his other band The BFGs whose debut album Perfectamundo has a clanky techno-modernism to it.

Buster Pointdexter @ Cafe Carlyle
New York Doll singer David Johansen puts back on the tux and his party-friendly Buster Poindexter persona for a night of saucy cabaret at this fancypants supper club.

Gramercy Arms @ HiFi
Led by Dambuilders frontman Dave Derby, Gramercy Arms make classic, '70s-style pop with a rotating cast of guests. 2014's The Season of Love featured Tanya Donelly, Lloyd Cole, Doug Gillard and more...so who knows who might show up for this show.

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. Tonight continues Jo Firestone's residency and features guests Mary Mack, Molly Austin, Mike Abrusci, Sean Patton and more.

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

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February 1, 2016

photo: Mothers at BV-CMJ 2015 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Mothers

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

Mothers, Howardian @ Berlin
Mothers have earned themselves a few Angel Olsen comparisons, and if you like Angel you're probably gonna dig their upcoming album When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired. Tonight's their second of two NYC shows ahead of its release.

Lianne La Havas @ McKittrick Hotel
Talented UK singer-songwriter Lianne La Havas made a huge splash with her 2012 debut album that went Top 5 in her native country. Her latest album, Blood, is up for a Grammy.

Night Train Hosted by Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
All aboard Wyatt Cenac's weekly comedy cavalcade, tonight with guests Janelle James, Julio Torres, Robert Dean, Reformed Whores, Ronny Chieng, Dave Helem, and more.

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

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January 31, 2016

photo: Bruce @ MSG earlier this week (more by PSquared)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Bruce Springsteen @ Prudential Center
The Boss is celebrating his classic 1980 double album The River this year by playing the whole thing start to finish. He's promising other favorites too, and his recent MSG was full of great ones. After this, three more NYC shows are on the horizon.

Horrendous, Hercyn, Grudges, Sentience @ Saint Vitus
Of all the modern bands putting a new spin on classic death metal, Horrendous are quite possibly the best one around right now. Last year's Anareta was at or near the top of many metal lists in 2015, including some of our own.

50 Cent @ Highline Ballroom
50 Cent's sadly more well known these days for taking shots at Meek Mill on Instagram than he is for his new music, but there's no denying he was unstoppable for a minute there in the 2000s. And that old stuff lives up great. Tonight's the second of two NYC shows this weekend.

The Paul Collins Beat, The Jay Vons, Talsness @ Union Pool
Former Nerves songwriter and power pop godfather Paul Collins helped pioneer a jangly sound that's still being imitated today.

Stand Up for 826NYC feat. Maeve Higgins, Chris Gethard, Seaton Smith, Naomi Ekperigin, Giulia Rozzi, Sean Donnelly, Katina Corrao @ Bell House
A great lineup of comedy talent is on hand for this benefit for 826NYC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills.

Cigarettes After Sex, Libsyd Read @ Baby's All Right
Local act Cigarettes After Sex have racked up nearly six millions plays of their single "Nothing's Gonna Hurt You Baby" that sounds a little like Mazzy Star covering The Pretenders "Back on the Chain Gang."

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

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January 30, 2016

Tess Parks
Tess Parks

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

Tess Parks, LODRO, Heavy Birds @ Baby's All Right
Is your favorite Brian Jonestown Massacre song is "Anenome," the groovy Their Satanic Majesties' Second Request track that featured lead vocals by Mara Keagle? If so, you're likely gonna dig I Declare Nothing, a new album by Canadian singer Tess Parks made with BJM domo Anton Newcombe. While Tess' voice leans a little more towards Courtney Love's rasp than Keagle's smoky coo, there's a very similar vibe going on here.

Skaters, Drew Citron (of Beverly), Alex Levine (of So So Glos), Carlos (of Bikes in the Kitchen) (all DJ sets) @ McCarren Hotel & Pool
The So So Glos are throwing a new free monthly party at McCarren Hotel & Pool with DJ sets from 10 PM to 2 AM. This is the first one.

I Am The Avalanche, Timeshares, Make War @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
The Movielife's reunion is back in full force with continued touring plans and new music promised, but singer Vinnie Caruana isn't abandoning his other band I Am the Avalanche. This is their first show with their original lineup in two years (rescheduled from 1/23 because of the storm). Timeshares are worth catching too.

Krallice, Yellow Eyes, Acme String Trio @ Saint Vitus
Experimental black metal band Krallice have been on a roll lately, with last year's great Ygg Huur followed by the even better Hyperion EP on New Year's Day. Needless to say, there's a lot to look forward to tonight.

Florist, Long Beard, Vagabon, Yours Are The Only Ears @ Shea Stadium
Local lo-fi pop artist Florist celebrate their new album The Birds Outside Sang at this show. It's especially worth catching the slowcore-ish Long Beard too.

Flagland, Two Inch Astronaut, Cheap Dinosaurs, Infinity Girl, Stove @ Palisades
Two Inch Astronaut make post-hardcore that hearkens back to the mid-'90s Dischord era. They particularly sound a bit like Shudder to Think. Their new record Personal Life just hit the web, and now they're in NYC to support it.

Physical Therapy, UMFANG, Doss, Negative Gemini @ Palisades
There's plenty of good electronic music on this bill, and it's worth getting there early for alt-pop artist Negative Gemini.

Silent Servant, Bill Converse, Jahiliyya Fields, FORMA @ Market Hotel
This is the first Bunker party at Market Hotel and, with no snow in the forecast, may the party commence.

Antietam, Speed The Plough, Heroes of Toolik @ Union Hall
Both Antietam and Speed the Plow have been NYC indie rock staples for 30 years. Catch a little bit of history tonight.

The Smithereens @ B.B. King's
The Smithereens first two albums are bona-fide '80s alt-rock classics, with hits like "Blood and Roses," "House We Used to Live In" and "Behind the Wall of Sleep." The band are still making great classic-style pop.

Buster Pointdexter @ Cafe Carlyle
New York Doll singer David Johansen puts back on the tux and his party-friendly Buster Poindexter persona for a night of saucy cabaret at this fancypants supper club.

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, 2016

photo: Flying Lotus at Lollapalooza 2015 (more by James Richards IV)
Flying Lotus

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

Flying Lotus, Jon Hopkins, The Big P.A. & Spins @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
This sold out, intimate show is a benefit for the David Lynch Foundation and it brings together two of today's best electronic musicians: the jazz/hip hop-leaning Flying Lotus and melodic IDM beatmaker Jon Hopkins.

Hurray for the Riff Raff @ Carnegie Hall
While we're still waiting on Hurray for the Riff Raff's TBA new album, their 2014 release Small Town Heroes is still an excellent update of traditional country that sounds nostalgic and modern all at once. Tonight they take on Carnegie Hall.

Mothers, Palm, Banned Books, Jonah Furman @ Palisades
Mothers have earned themselves a few Angel Olsen comparisons, and if you like Angel you're probably gonna dig their upcoming album When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired. Tonight's their first of two NYC shows ahead of its release.

Muse @ Prudential Center
Few bands embrace bombast and cheese the way Muse do, a band who have never seen "more" as a four-letter word. (They also seem in on the joke.) If you can embrace the cheese as well, their grand guignol live show can be fun.

Future Punx, Scam Avenue, WALL, Order of Operations @ Shea Stadium
If you like early '80s mutant new wave like Devo, Oingo Boingo and Wall of Voodoo, Future Punx take that aesthetic and refract it through a modern prism. Their debut, This is Post Wave, is a lot of fun. So is their live show.

The Giraffes, Happy Fangs, Gran Puta @ Saint Vitus
Brooklyn riff-rockers The Giraffes broke up in 2011 before reforming last year, and they released new album Usury back in October, which is finally just got a vinyl release. They celebrate it's release tonight.

Man Forever, TIGUE @ Greene Space
The 2016 Ecstatic Music Festival kicks off tonight with this collaborative performance between Man Forever -- percussion project helmed by John Colpitts (aka Kid Millions) -- and avant-pop band Tigue. They'll be premiering new collaborative works for percussion and voice inspired by the 1971 album Moondog II. If you can't make it to the show, it's being webcast live at 7:30 PM.

Cheena, Latisha's Skull Drawing, JJ Doll, Ursula, Haram @ Alphaville
Local punks Cheena have quite the impressive resume. Noise musician Pharmakon is in the band, as are members of Crazy Spirit, Dawn of Humans, L.O.T.I.O.N., and Hank Wood & The Hammerheads. Needless to say, they can rip.

Omar S, Generation Next, John FM, Analog Soul, Turtle Bugg @ Good Room
Deep house musician Omar S made one of the genre's recent standout albums with 2013's Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself. Tonight he returns to NYC to shake the floors of Good Room.

Pictureplane, Psychoegyptian, DJ Dog Dick, Geng, Eaves, Tre Special, See Voux Play, Sess_World, Vitamin Z @ Trans-Pecos
Pictureplane recently wrapped up a tour with HEALTH, and his latest album isn't too far removed from theirs with its industrial-tinged pop. His live sets lately have also been crazier than ever.

50 Cent @ B.B. King's
50 Cent's sadly more well known these days for taking shots at Meek Mill on Instagram than he is for his new music, but there's no denying he was unstoppable for a minute there in the 2000s. And that old stuff lives up great. Tonight's the first of two NYC shows this weekend.

Buster Pointdexter @ Cafe Carlyle
New York Doll singer David Johansen puts back on the tux and his party-friendly Buster Poindexter persona for a night of saucy cabaret at this fancypants supper club.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

Wet, Kelsey Yu @ Rough Trade
If you're going to this sold-out show, do get there in time to see Kelsey Lu, who makes beguiling music with just her voice, a cello and a loop pedal.

Robyn Hitchcock @ Landmark
Robyn Hitchcock is the kind of performer that can entrance with a full band or just an acoustic guitar. Or less. He's always worth seeing and he continues to make great records, too.

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January 28, 2016

photo: Walter Martin @ Joe's Pub, 2014 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Walter Martin (of The Walkmen) @ Union Pool
Walter Martin's new album is a concept record about art history -- at least partially, as a theme that ties together his musings on life, love and other things. Tonight's the record release show.

Soda, Pill, B Boys, Kaleidoscope @ Alphaville
Gainesville, FL trio Soda make scuzzy punk with a dark, forboding, slightly melted tint. Their new EP is out now via Dull Tools (the label run by Parquet Courts' Andrew Savage). This is their second Brooklyn show with local trio B Boys (who sound a little like Wire).

Young Galaxy, Julietta, Heartcopy @ Le Poisson Rouge
Montreal's widescreen synthpop act Young Galaxy released their fifth album, Falsework, back in November, it's maybe their most impressive work yet: sleek, ethereal and danceable.

Bernie Sanders Fundraiser w/ Nancy Whang (The Juan Maclean/LCD Soundsystem), Sinkane, James Friedman, Rissa Garcia, Lily Ray, Mike Terra, Dave Turk, Zachary Allan Starkey, Connie & more @ Good Room
Dance the night away and help raise money for Bernie Sanders presidential campaign at the "Berning Down The House" party featuring a load of great DJ talent.

Buster Pointdexter @ Cafe Carlyle
New York Doll singer David Johansen puts back on the tux and his party-friendly Buster Poindexter persona for a night of saucy cabaret at this fancypants supper club.

Wet, Kelsey Lu @ Bowery Ballroom
If you're going to this sold-out show, do get there in time to see Kelsey Lu, who makes beguiling music with just her voice, a cello and a loop pedal.

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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