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April 25, 2015

photo: Speedy Ortiz at BV-SXSW 2015 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Speedy Ortiz

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

Speedy Ortiz, Mitski, Krill @ Bowery Ballroom
Speedy Ortiz's new album, Foil Deer, takes the band into new sonic directions without losing their style of discordant indie rock that made us love the music in the first place. Very powerful lyrically too. Both openers tonight are great -- the artful, unique NYC songwriter Mitski and the Boston indie rock band Krill.

WBAR-B-Q w/ Perfect Pussy, Dubbel Dutch, Big Ups, Thug Entrancer, Bodega Bay, Palberta, Swings, Stud1nt, Diet Cig @ Barnard College
It's Barnard College's annual WBAR-B-Q with noise punks Perfect Pussy, dance producer Dubbel Dutch, post-hardcore band Big Ups, ambient musician Thug Entrancer, and more. As always, it's free, all ages, and open to the public.

Into It. Over It., Major League, Tiny Moving Parts, Collect Yourself, Safety @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Into It. Over It. is one of the many bands led by the great Evan Weiss, who's been one of the key guys in this whole "emo revival" thing, working with Mike Kinsella to You Blew It! to The Jazz June and more.

The Juan Maclean (live), Julien Tregoat (DJ set), Computer Magic (live) @ Union Pool
Tonight's the last of The Juan Maclean's six-show Brooklyn residency. These shows mark the debut of their new four-piece lineup which we've heard is killer. Sold out.

Primus @ The Paramount
Primus will be out with Dinosaur Jr this summer but tonight they continue their Charlie & the Chocolate Factory concept album extravaganza with the Funghi Ensemble.

Bonnie Stillwatter (aka Bonnie "Prince" Billy + Watter) @ various NYC bars
The great Bonnie "Prince" Billy (aka Will Oldham) has a new collaboration with psych rock band Watter (mems of Grails, Slint) and in honor of that, they've teamed up with beer company Stillwater Artisinal Ales for today's celebration. They'll play one song each at NYC bars Jimmy's No. 43, Cooper's Craft & Kitchen, Fool's Gold, Spuyten Duyvil, and The Well, and each bar will have their new record and Stillwater Beer available to purchase. Full schedule and more info at the above link.

Tall Firs, Sue Garner, Lee Ranaldo, Alan Licht @ Trans-Pecos
Tonight's event is billed as "an evening of short, stripped down performances by musicians from our community here in NYC. We're tying to create an intimate environment with a mellow, share-a-tune vibe. No "third wall" allowed." Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo is among the artists performing.

Hurray for the Riff Raff, Clear Plastic Masks @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Hurray for the RIff Raff put out Small Town Heroes on ATO last year, which was the kind of country indebted to decades-old styles rather than the genre's current trends, without sounding retro. Tonight's their second of two sold-out NYC shows on this tour.

Dorthia Cottrell, Blackout, Shroudeater @ Saint Vitus
Dorthia Cottrell fronts the awesome doom metal band Windhand, but this year she also decided to strip things down and put out a psych-folk solo album. Both styles suit her well.

Museum of Love @ Good Room
The DFA band Museum of Love, featuring Pat Mahoney of LCD Soundsystem, are resident DJs at Good Room and tonight spin with Italy-based produced Bottin.

The Waterboys, The BlueBonnets @ Irving Plaza
Longrunning Irish band The Waterboys just released Modern Blues, their first album of entirely original songs in eight years.

Holy Sons, Lichens, Ancient Ocean, Mixed Doubles, Ancient Sky, Worthless, Public Speaking, Catrina Calavera @ Baby's All Right
It's the 2015 edition of Brooklyn's annual pysch-heavy Brain Cave Festival which boasts an eclectic lineup and visuals by Drippy Eye Projections. The fest continues on Sunday.

Rule of Thirds, Survival, Pawns, Nandas @ Silent Barn
Australia's Rule of Thirds put out a killer deathrock/punk EP in 2013, and they just recently followed it with their first full length. The LP's a bit more on the Joy Division side, and they're good at both sounds. Tonight's their last NYC show on this tour.

Container, Eric Copeland (of Black Dice), Sasha Jan Rezzie @ Palisades
Tonight's show is part of Bushwick venue Palisades' 1-year anniversary, and it features noisy electronic great Container and Black Dice's Eric Copeland in solo mode.

Wray, Mobile Steam Unit, GEPH @ Baby's All Right
It's the second of two NYC shows for Alabama shoegazers Wray on their current tour.

Expert Alterations, My Teenage Stride, Summer Saints, The Bad New Ones @ Pet Rescue
A fine night of jangly, '80s-style indiepop awaits at this Bushwick DIY spot with Slumberland Records' newest band, Expert Alterations, and NYC royalty My Teenage Stride headlining. WFMU's Paul Bruno will be DJing in-between sets.

Fielded, Phork @ Elvis Guesthouse
Avenue A's new hot spot (and Baby's All Right sister venue) Elvis Guesthouse hosts a $5 show tonight with dark pop purveyor Fielded.

Wizard Rifle, Netherlands, The Austerity Program, Tween @ The Acheron
Portland's noisy, sludgy Wizard Rifle return to NYC tonight with Timo Ellis's synth-punk band Netherlands and post-hardcore duo The Austerity Program.

Cheetah Chrome, Split Squad, The Fleshtones @ Bowery Electric
It's a very late-'70s NYC kind of evening with Dead Boys' Cheetah Chrome, The Split Squad (which features members of Blondie, Plimsouls & more) and "super rock" creators The Fleshtones.

Arc Waves, Crown the Invisible, Dead Heart Bloom, Boyd Shropshire @ Cake Shop
Boyd Shropshire has been playing in Philly bands for years -- you may remember him from mid-'00s indie rockers Human Television and he's also spent time with Kurt Vile & the Violators. Shropshire's most recent solo album, Victory Weather, was released last year.

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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April 24, 2015

photo: Moss Icon at LPR in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Moss Icon

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

Moss Icon, Guerilla Toss, Beech Creeps, Multicult, Voice Coils @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Moss Icon were initially around in the late '80s and early '90s and played a type of post-hardcore that influenced many of the emo bands who came in their wake. They've been reunited for a few years, but chances to see them are few and far between. Not to mention this is free, and the openers are pretty good too.

Monty Python @ Beacon Theatre
Part of the Tribeca Film Festival, the surviving Pythons will all be on hand for this screening of The Holy Grail which is 40 years old this year. Try not to yell "Ni!" to much if you're going, ok?

The Juan Maclean (live), Heidemann (live) @ Union Pool
Now in the second half of their six-show Brooklyn residency, DFA mainstays The Juan Maclean move to Union Pool for the final three shows. They're playing as a four-piece and we hear their Cameo shows last weekend were killer. Sold out.

Hurray for the Riff Raff, Clear Plastic Masks, Gill Landry @ Bowery Ballroom
Hurray for the RIff Raff put out Small Town Heroes on ATO last year, which was the kind of country indebted to decades-old styles rather than the genre's current trends, without sounding retro. Tonight's their first of two sold-out NYC shows on this tour.

Expert Alterations, Tall Juan, Green Pages @ Threes Brewing Co
A fine night of jangly, '80s-style indiepop awaits at this Gowanus venue/brewery tonight with Slumberland Records' newest band, Expert Alterations, headlining. Also on the bill are Green Pages which features members of The Beets, Sapphire Mansions and Cause Co-Motion.

Incantation, FaithXtractor, Putrisect @ Saint Vitus
US death metal vets Incantation may have had a handful of lineup changes over the year, but they're still kicking with new albums (like last year's Dirges of Elysium) and tours.

Hivern Discs (John Talabot, Marc Pinol), JDH & Dave P, Frank Tony @ Output
The Hivern Discs label is sponsoring this DJ tour which features an extended set tonight for Talabot who is promising to testing out new material on club-goers.

Iamsu!, Rome Fortune, Dave Steezy, Chris Miles, Mani Draper, Vashtie @ Marlin Room at Webster Hall
These two rappers, California's Iamsu! and Atlanta's Rome Fortune, are currently on tour together and hitting NYC tonight with a handful of openers.

John Mellencamp, Carlene Carter @ Apollo Theater
Having recently released new album Plain Spoken, John Mellencamp brings his rousing, no-nonsense heartland rock to the Apollo tonight.

Livver, Rozamov, Godmaker, Dead Empires @ The Acheron
Seattle's Livver mix noise and hardcore, and they're joined by some cool openers tonight including Boston's sludgy Rozamov.

Shellshag, Crazy & The Brains, Coconut Milk, Drilling For Blasting @ Silent Barn
Two distinct forces in the local scene team up for this show: there's long-running eccentric rock duo Shellshag, and NJ's Crazy & the Brains who throw xylophones into classic-style punk.

Yelawolf @ Rough Trade
Southern rapper Yelawolf has a new album which he celebrates with today's in-store and signing. To get in, you have to purchase the new album from the Rough Trade NYC store and get a wristband.

Mumblr, Soda Bomb, Twag, Hypoluxo, The Obsessives @ 104 Emerson Place
Lomg Island's Soda Bomb make crunchy, fuzzy power pop that fans of Wavves and Weezer will probably dig.

Tim Fite, Shiro & the Raw Dogs, Joey G, Drewseph @ Black Bear Bar
Brooklyn artist Tim Fite's last album was 2014's iBeenHACKED, which he described as "a music/art project satirizing and celebrating the highs and lows of digital culture, examining the ways technology and connectivity are hacking our daily lives, and altering the codes that we live by."

Dead Leaf Echo, Spires, Dinowalrus @ Alphaville
Anglophile alert: while none of these three shoegazybands are actually from the UK, most of their record collections probably are. This is a good triple bill for anyone who owns Ride or Primal Scream albums.

Breakfast In Fur, Rhino House Band, Maybird, Sam Yield @ Cake Shop
Hudson Valley quartet Breakfast In Fur make anthemic, sweeping dreampop, as can be heard on their recently-released Flyaway Garden.

San Fermin, Son Little @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
With a sound somewhere between indie and Broadway, San Fermin make stirring, baroque pop. This is their second of two release shows at MHOW for their new album, Jackrabbit.

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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April 23, 2015

photo: Ex Hex @ BVSXSW (more by Tim Griffin)
Ex Hex
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Ex Hex, Sheer Mag, Kuroma, Roya @ Le Poisson Rouge
Indie rock vet Mary Timony unleashes her inner rock star with power trio Ex Hex, making killer glammy power pop. Tonight's show is ex-tra special with recommended rabble-rousers Sheer Mag and more on the bill.

The Juan Maclean @ Union Pool
Now in the second half of their six-show Brooklyn residency, DFA mainstays The Juan Maclean move to Union Pool for the final three shows. They're playing as a four-piece and we hear their Cameo shows last weekend were killer. Sold out.

Jeremy Earl - "Landscapes" w/ Kevin Morby @ Cinders Gallery
Woods frontman Jeremy Earl will have some of his latest artwork on display at Cinders and tonight's the opening reception with a live performance by Kevin Morby. 7-10 PM, free.

Manic Street Preachers, Jennie Vee @ Webster Hall
2014 marked the 20th anniversary of Manic Street Preachers' most acclaimed album,The Holy Bible -- the band's last with Richie Edwards -- and are celebrating by playing it in full on this tour. This will be their first NYC show in six years.

Eaters, Yvette, Dan Friel @ Baby's All Right
Both synthy Eaters and noisy Yvette have been working on new records and will be trying out new stuff tonight. Homemade electronics wiz Dan Friel opens.

Crying, Slaughter Beach, Dog, Trace Mountains, Broken Beak @ Shea Stadium
Most excitingly, Modern Baseball co-frontman Jake Ewald's solo project Slaughter Beach, Dog makes its way to NYC tonight. But it's definitely worth getting there early for his tourmate Broken Beak, and the bill is rounded out by two quality locals: the Rush-inspired Crying and lo-fi singer/songwriter Trace Mountains (aka Dave from LVL UP).

Slick Rick, Hot Sugar, Hash Money, Mess Kid, STL GLD @ The Wick
Hip hop lifer Slick RIck has been crazy since the '80s, and he's still very active today. He's promising special guests at tonight's set. Also notable is opener Hot Sugar, who's collaborated with Heems, Kitty Pryde, Antwon and others, but is now maybe more known for doing most of the score for <i>Broad City</i>.

Delicate Steve, No Chief, Celestial Shore @ Brooklyn Bowl
Behold the guitar tonight in all it's noodly glory with mastery from both headliner Delicate Steve and openers Celestial Shore. In between is No Chief, the solo project from Sebadoh drummer Bob D'Amico.

Aye Nako, Slim Charles, Bluffing, Large Human @ Aviv
NYC's Aye Nako do pop punk right, and they've been playing a lot lately but any chance to see them is a good one.

US Christmas, Generation of Vipers, Thera Roya @ Saint Vitus
Neurot-signed psych metallers U.S. Christmas are currently on the road with related band Generation of Vipers, hitting NYC tonight.

San Fermin w/ Metropolis Ensemble, White Hinterland @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
With a sound somewhere between indie and Broadway, San Fermin make stirring, baroque pop. Tonight they'll be playing songs from their new album, backed by the Metropolis Ensemble.

Peaer, Battle Ave, Weather Underground, Robot Princess @ Palisades
Battle Ave make chilled-out, reverby indie rock (it makes sense that they share a producer with Real Estate), and they've got some great melodies and harmonies in there too.

Lindstrom, Eric Duncan, Ron Like Hell, Vinny Villbass @ Good Room
Collaborator with Todds (Terje and Rundgren), remixer to the stars and general cool dude, Norwegian producer Lindstrom spins tonight.

Rachel Trachtenberg, The Scene Is Now, George Sand, Luscious Skin @ Cake Shop
Formerly of Trachtenberg Family Slideshow Players and Supercute, Rachel now does her own solo thing and plays tonight with NYC indie rock vets The Scene is Now.

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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April 22, 2015

photo: Cloud Nothings at SXSW 2015 (more by Tim Griffin)
Cloud Nothings

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

Cloud Nothings, Amanda X @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Cloud Nothings' blend of indie rock, post-hardcore and noise rock always makes for live shows that are as killer as their great records. This is the first of three NYC-area appearances they're making in the next month, including NYU's Strawberry Fest and Asbury Park's Skate & Surf fest.

Big Terrific @ Cameo
All things must pass, and Max Silvestri's long-running free weekly NYC comedy show, Big Terrific, has it's last regular Cameo show tonight. Expect lot of special guests, so arrive early. Big Terrific bids its final farewell on Sunday with two shows at Warsaw.

Ex Hex, The Above @ WFMU Monty Hall
Indie rock vet Mary Timony unleashes her inner rock star with power trio Ex Hex, making killer glammy power pop. They play Le Poisson Rouge tomorrow.

Big Sean, Casey Veggies @ Starland Ballroom
BIg Sean's newest album, Dark Sky Paradise, is being hailed (even by his former haters) as his best yet, and for good reason. "Blessings" and "I Don't Fuck With You" alone are two of the most memorable pop-rap singles to drop in the past year.

Solstafir, Ancient VVisdom, Alcian @ The Shop
Iceland's Solstafir have black metal roots, but they've been getting increasingly atmospheric and leaning more towards post-rock. Ancient VVisdom, meanwhile, are known for dark acoustic rock but recently began introducing doomy distorted guitars to their sound too.

Richard Thompson @ NJPAC
Folk legend Richard Thompson has been making excellent and influential music since the late '60s in Fairport Convention, with Linda Thompson, on his own, and more. Tonight he's in NJ, and he'll be back in June for a NYC show.

GABI, Solvey, Vorhees @ Le Poisson Rouge
NYC-based classically trained composer/vocalist Gabrielle Herbst (aka GABI) recently released her new album, Sympathy. It was co-produced by Daniel Lopatin (aka Oneohtrix Point Never), and came out on the label he co-runs, Software.

Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Oh Hang, Zs, Loren Connors @ Union Pool
It's a night of experimental pop from Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Oh Hang (Baltimore) and Zs, as well as avant-garde guitar veteran Loren Connors.

Cleanteeth, Beast Modulus, Blackest, HellKeeper, Dealers @ Saint Vitus
It's a night of local metal including the sludgy Cleanteeth, the hardcore-leaning Blackest and more.

Justin Vivian Bond @ Rockwood Music Hall
Performance artist, musician and drag queen Justin Vivian Bond comes to Rockwood (stage 2) tonight, and will be joined by special guests Jake Shears and Dane Terry.

Mary Chapin Carpenter, Lunasa @ Town Hall
Although her most recent album, Songs from the Movie, reimagines tracks from her catalogue as orchestral soundtracks, folk/country vet Mary Chapin Carpenter will be performing acoustic with spare backing 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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April 21, 2015

The Mystery Lights @ Seaport, 2014 (more by Chris La Putt)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

The Mystery Lights, The Yin Yangs, Larry and The Babes @ Alphaville
Party-friendly garage rockers The Mystery Lights are a real blast live, acheiving near Oh Sees levels of energy (though less mic-eating). Their most recent album, At Home With the Mystery Lights, came out in February and is worth checking out, too. But their live show is where it's at.

Modern Vices, Bluffing, Lightning Bug @ Baby's All Right
It's nice when bands name their own genre, sometimes. Chicago's Modern Vices call what they do "dirty doo-wop" which probably has more to do with the sonics than the lyrical content. There's not a lot vocal harmonies in what they do, but there is plenty of raw emotion.

Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil, Danielson @ Studio at Webster Hall
Cult faves Danielson are out on the road opening for veteran Christian alternative singer Steve Taylor whose new album was released on vinyl via Danielson's Sounds Familyre label.

Love as Laughter, August Wells, Lefty Bones @ Union Pool
Sam Jayne has fronted various incarnations of indie rock band Love As Laughter for 20 years, moving the band from the Pacific Northwest to Brooklyn. Recent single "LZY SLDR" finds them still in catchy top form.

Adult Mom, Understudy, Doubting Thomas Cruise Control, Radiator King @ Knitting Factory
Recent Tiny Engines signee Adult Mom makes twee-ish folk not too unlike the Moldy Peaches. Also on the bill is Boston folk singer Radiator King (who recently toured with Pile) and more.

High Pop, Quarterbacks (solo), Painted Zeros, King Clone @ Shea Stadium
Shea hosts a lineup of regulars in the local DIY/indie rock scene 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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April 20, 2015

Heems w/ Das Racist @ Afropunk 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Heems, Weekend Money, Topaz Jones, Kahli Abdu, VHS Safari @ Baby's All Right
Das Racist is no more, but Heems is continuing on as a solo artist, and this year's Eat, Pray, Thug is full of quality songs.

Elvis Perkins, Kinsey, Wyndham @ Rough Trade
Elvis Perkins released his new album, I Aubade, earlier this year which finds him in quiet folky mode.

The Hum @ Manhattan Inn
This is the second installment of free Mondays in April series "The Hum" which is touted as a "platform for unique first time collaborations between musicians working in various genres such as R&B, indie, beat-boxing, classical, punk and more with live projected video art." Tonight's performers include Teeny Lieberson (TEEN), Jen Goma (A Sunny Day in Glasgow), Alyse Lamb (Eula) and more.

Modern Vices, Mike Kolb and the Bulbs, Linear Downfall , Whitewash, Peace Arrow @ Palisades
It's nice when bands name their own genre, sometimes. Chicago's Modern Vices call what they do "dirty doo-wop" which probably has more to do with the sonics than the lyrical content. There's not a lot vocal harmonies in what they do, but there is plenty of raw emotion.

Diamond Terrifier, Mrs. Adam Schatz, Jonah Parzen-Johnson, Ralph Alessi, Booker Stardrum @ Silent Barn
It's the first-ever night of Jonah Parzen-Johnson's new series, 'Singles,' which has a handful of avant-garde artists performing solo sets.

Waka Flocka Flame, Azizi Gibson, Ben G, Funk Flex @ Webster Hall
Celebrate 4/20 with Waka Flocka at his #iCanRoll show tonight with FlyLo associate Azizi Gibson and more.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
All aboard Wyatt Cenac's weekly comedy extravaganza, tonight featuring Matteo Lane, Mary Mack, Joel Kim Booster, Charla Lauriston, and Andrew Michaan.

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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April 19, 2015

Joey Bada$$ / Squarepusher
Joey
Squarepusher

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

Kate Pierson @ Union Square (free, 5 PM)
The B-52s' Kate Pierson released her first solo album earlier this year (with contributions from Sia and Nick Valensi of The Strokes), and today she'll be playing songs from it at this free late-afternoon show which celebrates the 25th anniversary of Earth Day New York. (The B-52s played the Earth Day concert in Central Park in 1990.)

Joey Bada$$, Domo Genesis, Lil Herb, Trademark Da Skydiver, Young Roddy, Jstash, Frais @ Terminal 5
Joey Bada$$ put out his first official album, B4.DA.$$, earlier this year, and tonight he plays his biggest headlining hometown show yet. It's the annual Smokers Club 4/20 show (happening a day earlier) and also includes Odd Future's Domo Genesis, Chicago drill rapper and Nicki Minaj collaborator Lil Herb, two members of Curren$y's Jet Life group (Trade Mark Da Skydiver and Young Roddy), hazy North Carolian rapper Frais, and Brooklyn's JStash.

Squarepusher, Machinedrum, Craz, Alex English @ Webster Hall
Electronic music master Squarepusher continues to push the boundaries of drum & bass on his fourteenth album, Damogen Furies (out this week on Warp). If you're going tonight, don't miss footwork great Machinedrum.

Peach Kelli Pop, Crazy and The Brains, Kung Fu Crime Wave, Fern Mayo @ Palisades
Peach Kelli Pop make bubblegum garage pop which you can hear on their third album which is out next week (they'll have it at the merch booth tonight). Crazy & the Brains, who successfully add xylophone to their punk sound, also play.

Victor Villarreal, Living Room, Verses Narrow, Servant Girl @ Leftfield
Victor Villarreal played in Cap'n Jazz, Joan of Arc, Owls and other bands, and lately he's been focusing a lot on his solo material too. It's mostly softer stuff, but his guitar work is as impressive as ever. Openers Living Room owe a thing or two to some of Victor's former bands, and Verses Narrow (now featuring ex-BoySetsFire drummer Mat Krupanski) have a post-hardcore sound not unlike Quicksand or Jawbox.

Open Mike Eagle, Donwill, Billy Woods, Karma Kids @ Baby's All Right
Joey Bada$$ maybe the biggest rap show in NYC tonight, but this one's pretty stacked too. Chicago abstractionist Open Mike Eagle headlines, and then there's Donwill of the great local trio Tanya Morgan, local underground fave and Blockhead/Aesop Rock associate Billy Woods (who just released his new album, Today, I Wrote Nothing), and wacked-out Astoria crew Karma Kids.

Dawn of Humans, Raw Distractions, Glue, Urbanoia @ The Wick
NYC multi-venue punk festival New York's Alright wraps up today with just this one show. There's the must-see locals Dawn of Humans, Tokyo raw punks Raw Distractions, Austin's killer hardcore band Glue, and Oslo rippers Urbanoia.

Testament, Exodus, Shattered Sun @ The Paramount
Two veterans of '80s thrash metal, Testament and Exodus, team up for this great double bill tonight, and Testament are promising a set that includes their first two albums played in full (1987's The Legacy and 1988's The New Order), as well as cuts from 1989's Practice What You Preach.

San Fermin @ City Winery
With a sound somewhere between indie and Broadway, San Fermin make stirring, baroque pop. This intimate show is available only to City Winery's VineOphile members.

Jimmy Whispers, J-Cush, Durban, Chalice @ Elvis Guesthouse
NOTE: We had originally listed And the Kids as playing EG tonight and they are not (there was an error in our calendar database, that show is actually 5/17). Tonight is actually former Light Polution frontman Jimmy Whispers, making lo-fi folk pop. Later, it's DJs sets from the likes of Lit City Trax's J-Cush & Durban, plus more.

White Prism @ Ace Hotel
If your taste in synthpop leans towards the Italo stylings of Sally Shapiro, you might want to check out Brooklyn's White Prism, whose new album, Open Heart Job, was just released. They're playing every Sunday in April at Ace Hotel.

Cavalera Conspiracy, Death Angel, Corrosion of Conformity Blind, Lody Kong @ Webster Hall's Marlin Room
Last year, Sepultura co-founders Max & Igor Cavalera's current band Cavalera Conspiracy released their newest album, Pandemoniom (with Converge's Nate Newton on bass), and tonight they bring their tour in support of it to NYC. Also on the bill is Bay Area thrash vets Death Angel, Corrosion of Conformity Blind (featuring original CoC drummer Reed Mullin and vocalist Karl Agell, who sang on 1991's Blind), and Lody Kong (which features Max's sons Zyon and Igor).

Water Torture, Beefrot, Huldra, Nerve Shatter, Leather Lung
Buffalo's Water Torture have two bassists and a drummer and they make crushing powerviolence with a ton of power and a heavy dose of noise. They play Vitus tonight and again in May.

Eartheater, Breanna Barbara, Dean Cercone, Bradley Bailey, Songs for the Spirits @ Tarot Society Gallery & Reading Room
Eartheater is the solo project of Alexandra Drewchin, who sings in Liturgy drummer Greg Fox's band Guardian Alien. She recently put out a new album, which is a very diverse, psychedelic record.

Brooklyn Folk Festival
The annual Brooklyn Folk Festival wraps up tonight at its largest venue yet, St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church. Today's performers include Jefrey Lewis & Peter Stampfel and more.

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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April 18, 2015

Doldrums at Bowery Ballroom in 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Doldrums
RSD at Rough Trade last year (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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Don't forget the L Train is not running between 8th Ave and Bedford Ave this weekend, so plan accordingly. You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Record Store Day
It's maybe gotten a little out of hand (a lot out of hand) with all the exclusive releases but any day that encourage people to go buy records in actual record stores is okay by us. Expect lines and for the hot-ticket items to go quick, so get there early. Or you can just go and see some live in-store performances, or drink some free beer. Check out our guide to events for more info.

Dresden Dolls, Buzzcocks (signing), Kim Gordon (book signing), Lord Raja, Special Guests, Saun & Starr, Howlin' Rain, Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires @ Rough Trade
Rough Trade has the most going on Saturday. Having either Record Store Day or Dresden Dolls perform for free would be enough to pack the place. Today you get both, plus Kim Gordon and Buzzcocks stopping by to sign stuff, and more performances. All free. The records, you gotta pay for.

Doldrums, Moon King, Malory @ Baby's All Right
Airick Woodhead's new album as Doldrums is both poppier and dancier than anything he's done before, while remaining resolutely of odd. Moon King, which is fronted by Airick's brother Daniel, both open the show and play as a part of Doldrums live band. They're both exciting live bands, recommended. Midnight show.

The Juan Maclean (live), Matt Cash (DJ set), Learning Center (live), Gavin Russom (live), Beto Cravioto (DJ set), The Juan Maclean (DJ Set) @ Cameo Gallery
While they're mainstays on the DJ circuit, it's been a long time since The Juan Maclean actually played live. To get back into the swing, they're doing a six-night Brooklyn residency, starting tonight with three shows at Cameo then next week at Union Pool. Tonight's show is sold out, but tickets will be available at the door for the afterparty featuring Juan & Nancy and others on DJ duty.

Kingdom, Bok Bok, Na, Rizzla, Prince Will w/ Kelela @ 88 Palace
Fade to Mind throws a stacked Dark Disco dance party at 88 Palace tonight with a handful of the label's artists and friends.

Prurient, Andy Stott, Sannhet @ The Wick
Tonight's installment of Pitchfork and Blackened Music's ongoing 'Tinnitus' series is a very diverse and especially great one. There's noisemaker Prurient, lush IDM wiz Andy Stott, and sensory-overload post-metal trio Sannhet.

The Album Leaf, Drop Electric, The Tablets, Han Demo @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Jimmy LaValle's long-running post-rock project The Album Leaf has been at it since the '90s, though they haven't put out a new album since 2012. Jimmy did do the soundtrack to the movie Spring this year though. Maybe we'll hear some of that.

Cosmonaut, Turnip King, Baby Acid, Acid Dad @ Alphaville
Chill out in Alphaville's new performance room and check out a nice bill of local indie rock, including the Strokes-y pop of Cosmonaut and the '90s-ish sounds of Sea Cliff, LI's Turnip King. Plus: two bands with "Acid" in their name. Trippy!

Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, The Everymen, The Brooklyn What @ Knitting Factory
Southern sleazy riffmongers Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires, who played Rough Trade's RSD celebration earlier in the day, headline Knit tonight, playing with two solid, no-nonsense punk rock bands.

Seoul, Ballet School @ Knitting Factory
Montreal's Seoul make featherlight pop that is laid-back but engaging, owing to much to the hushed cool of '80s groups like The Dream Academy and The Blue Nile. Tonight's show is with Bella Union band Ballet School.

Ava Luna, Palehound, LVL UP, Palberta @ Silent Barn
Ava Luna's sound -- part indie rock, part R&B, part cerebral thesis -- doesn't seem like it would work on paper but actually sounds pretty natural. Their brand new album (tonight's the band's second release show this weekend), Infinite House, is the best thing they've done yet.

The New Lines, Pale Lights, Ghost Gum, DJ Keith D'Arcy @ WFMU Monty Hall
WFMU's new performance space, named after everyone's favorite Let's Make a Deal host, has been putting on some good show, and this is an fine night of indiepop, featuring the analogue synth baroque sounds of The New Lines, and C-86 style jangle of The Pale Lights.

Idiot Son, White Pisces, Bodega Bay, Royal Garde, The Regrets @ Bohemian Grove
White Pisces feature members of Slow Warm Death and Street Smart Cyclist, and if you dig those bands' style of raw unrestrained rock, you'll probably dig White Pisces too. Their new album came out this week on Square of Opposition.

Jeff Beck, Tyler Bryant @ Capitol Theatre
Guitar legend Jeff Beck (of The Yardbirds, The Jeff Beck Group and more) is in the midst of a multi-night NYC-area run with Jimmy Hall, who fronted the '70s southern rock band Wet Willie, on vocals.

Daddy Long Legs, Muck & The Mires, The Lonely Teardrops @ Bowery Electric
Daddy Long Legs are one of the newer bands on trusty garage rock label Daddy Long Legs, but they owe a lot of their sound to the label's veterans. If you lose those bands, you may dig DDL too.

Brooklyn Folk Festival
The annual Brooklyn Folk Festival continues tonight and runs through Sunday. This year it takes place at its largest venue yet, St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church. Today's performers include Frank Fairfield, Naomi Shelton, Bruce Molsky and more.

Viking, Possessor, Attacker, Iron Force @ Saint Vitus
LA thrash metal vets Viking put out two full lengths on Metal Blade in the '80s, but then broke up by the end of the decade. But they've been back for a few years now, and this past March they put out their first new album in over 25 years.

NEW YORK'S ALRIGHT
NYC multi-venue punk/hardcore festival New York's Alright continues today through Sunday. There's a lot of great shows tonight, including '80s UK deathrock rock Part 1 (second NYC show ever) at Vitus with a genre-appropriate lineup of newer bands Anasazi, Pleasure Leftists and Institute; Philly's rising rockers Sheer Mag at Acheron; the stacked LPR show and more. Here's tonight's shows...

Part 1, Anasazi, Pleasure Leftists, Institute @ Saint Vitus
Sheer Mag, Vanity, Bad Noids, Tapehead, Gowanus Mutant Commandos @ The Acheron
Warhead, Warthog, La Misma, Blood Pressure, Contingent, 2x4 @ Le Poisson Rouge
Condominium, Mystic Inane, Freak Vibe, Nandas @ Palisades

Tonight's Earl Sweatshirt / Vince Staples show is cancelled.

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April 17, 2015

photo: Pity Sex at Webster Hall in 2014 (more by Mimi Hong)
Pity Sex

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

Buzzcocks, Doug Gillard @ Stone Pony
One of the OG UK punk bands, Buzzcocks had pop smarts from the get-go with a string of classic singles. Pete Shelley and Steve Diggle are still at it, having released The Way last year, that doesn't fiddle with their formula. Doug Gillard, who has played in Guided by Voices, Cobra Verde, Nada Surf and makes his own great guitar pop, opens..

Pity Sex, Foxes in Fiction, John Galm, Spirit of the Beehive @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Ann Arbor punkgazers Pity Sex headline this stacked free show that also includes the ambient Foxes In Fiction, former Snowing/Street Smart Cyclist vocalist John Galm, and Philly indie rockers Spirit of the Beehive.

The Juan Maclean (live), Delia Gonzalez (live), Midnight Magic (DJ set) @ Cameo Gallery
While they're mainstays on the DJ circuit, it's been a long time since The Juan Maclean actually played live. To get back into the swing, they're doing a six-night Brooklyn residency, starting tonight with three shows at Cameo then next week at Union Pool. Tonight's show is with fellow (but very different) DFA artist Delia Gonzalez.

Doldrums, Moon King @ Mercury Lounge
Airick Woodhead's new album as Doldrums is both poppier and dancier than anything he's done before, while remaining resolutely of odd. Moon King, which is fronted by Airick's brother Daniel, both open the show and play as a part of Doldrums live band. They're both exciting live bands, recommended.

Blind Idiot God, Insect Ark @ Saint Vitus
Experimental instrumental rock vets Blind Idiot put out releases on SST, Bill Laswell's label and John Zorn's label back in the late '80s and early '90s (all produced by Laswell except for one by Martin Bisi), and earlier this year they finally put out their first album in 23 years. It has them in fine form, as tonight's show likely will too.

Blitzen Trapper (performing Neil Young's "Harvest") @ City Winery (2 shows)
This weekend, Blitzen Trapper are releasing a live tribute to Neil Young's Harvest album, and today they're also playing it in full at two NYC shows.

Ava Luna, Nat Baldwin, Warehouse @ Baby's All Right
Ava Luna's sound -- part indie rock, part R&B, part cerebral thesis -- doesn't seem like it would work on paper but actually sounds pretty natural. Their brand new album (tonight's the release show), Infinite House, is the best thing they've done yet.

Brokeback, Holy Sons, Chris Brokaw @ Trans-Pecos
Doug McCombs of post-rock giants Tortoise and indie rock vets Eleventh Dream Day has also led the band Brokeback since the late '90s. They headline tonight, and it's a good show all around with Holy Sons, the project of Emil Amos (also of Om and Grails), and Codeine/Come guitarist Chris Brokaw (who's also playing in Brokeback tonight).

Spirit Family Reunion, Innove Gnawa Band, Morgan O'Kane @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn's Spirit Family Reunion make trad-style folk inspired by old timey country and bluegrass. Catch them in their hometown tonight.

Jeff Beck, Tyler Bryant @ The Paramount
Guitar legend Jeff Beck (of The Yardbirds, The Jeff Beck Group and more) is in the midst of a multi-night NYC-area run with Jimmy Hall, who fronted the '70s southern rock band Wet Willie, on vocals.

Testament, Exodus, Shattered Sun @ Starland Ballroom
Two veterans of '80s thrash metal, Testament and Exodus, team up for this great double bill tonight, and Testament are promising a set that includes their first two albums played in full (1987's The Legacy and 1988's The New Order), as well as cuts from 1989's Practice What You Preach). They do it again on Long Island on Sunday.

Sadaf, Gobby, Sporting Life, Helmer, DJ Hungry Bodies @ Alphaville
Sadaf and Gobby hail from the same scene that brought us Arca and Mykki Blanco, so if you like them there's a good chance you'll enjoy tonight's show too. Also of note is Sporting Life, which includes a member of Ratking.

Tournament, KDH, Twin Strike @ Union Pool
Local punks Tournament put out the ripping, snotty new album Teenage Creature this week. Hear songs from that tonight.

Adrian Grody, Arthur Meyer, Alison Rich, Shellshag, Joe Pera, Lil Freckles, Conor O'Malley, and more @ Aviv
Tonight's new-ish Greenpoint venue Aviv's first-ever comedy show, and also includes a full set from local indie/punk band Shellshag.

Com Truise, Lord RAJA @ Verboten
The early show at Verboten tonight (7 PM) is headlined by '80s-inspired producer Com Truise.

Matthew Dear, Mike Dehnert, Kyle Hall, Dino G @ Verboten
This is Matthew Dear's "Subversions" party, which features "trippy decor, visuals and wild costumes." It's also his birthday.

Brooklyn Folk Festival
The annual Brooklyn Folk Festival begins tonight and runs through Sunday. This year it takes place at its largest venue yet, St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church. Today's performers include Michael Hurley, Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton and more.

NEW YORK'S ALRIGHT
NYC multi-venue punk/hardcore festival New York's Alright runs from today through Sunday. Of particular note is cult '80s UK deathrock band Part 1, who play their first NYC show ever tonight. Here's tonight's shows...

Kromosom, Blazing Eye, L.O.T.I.O.N., Pure Disgust, Sadist, Ajax @ Le Poisson Rouge
Interismo, Aspects of War, Mommy, Special Guest @ The Acheron
Part 1, Rule of Thirds, Survival, Aube, Cheena @ Saint Vitus

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April 16, 2015

photo: Buzcocks at Webster Hall in 2014 (more by Greg Cristman)
Buzzcocks

photo: Trans Am at Baby's All Right in 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Trans Am

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

Buzzcocks, Residuels, Otherworldly Things @ Irving Plaza
One of the OG UK punk bands, Buzzcocks had pop smarts from the get-go with a string of classic singles. Pete Shelley and Steve Diggle are still at it, having released The Way last year, that doesn't fiddle with their formula. If you're going tonight, be sure to check out Philadelphia's Residuels who will likely appeal to Buzzcocks fans.

Trans Am, Zombi, Jonas Reinhardt @ Baby's All Right
Long-running DC-area trio Trans Am released their aptly-titled tenth full length Volume X last year, finding them still in the post-rock groove.

The Juan Maclean (live), Jay Green (DJ set), Shit Robot (DJ set) @ Cameo Gallery
While they're mainstays on the DJ circuit, it's been a long time since The Juan Maclean actually played live. To get back into the swing, they're doing a six-night Brooklyn residency, starting tonight with three shows at Cameo then next week at Union Pool.

Bob Saget @ Best Buy Theater
Known for being the face of ABC family programming in the '80s and '90s, comedian Bob Saget has successfully let his dark side emerge, earning a rep for being one of the most twisted joke-tellers in the business.

Prewar Yardsale, Penny Arcade, Duckspeak, Jeffrey Lewis, Zack Daniel, Jimmy McMillian, Dots Will Echo, Brooke Pridemore, Cannonball Statman, Kung Fu Luke @ Cake Shop
This show brings a bunch of musicians together to raise money for the people who lost their homes or business in the 2nd Ave East Village Fire.

Portland Cello Project (performs music of Elliott Smith), Erin & Her Cello, special guest Laura Gibson @ Le Poisson Rouge
Portland singer/songwriter Laura Gibson is known for a handful of collaborations, including with Colin Meloy, and also with the Portland Cello Project, who she'll be with tonight as they perform a set of Elliott Smith songs.

Johnny Aries, Radical Dads, Spirit Plate @ Rough Trade
Brooklyn's Radical Dads just released their third album but sadly will be disbanding, as life concerns take precedence. Specifically, every member of the band is soon to be a parent. Radical Dads (and Moms) indeed. Catch them while you can. Also on the bill: Johnny Aries of The Drums.

S.H.I.T., Vaaska, Party Plates, Ajax, Raid, special guests @ The Acheron
NYC punk/hardcore festival New York's Alright starts in proper tomorrow, but tonight's the pre-fest kickoff show with Toronto's S.H.I.T., Texas' Vaaska, Cleveland's Party Plates, a couple local bands and "special guests that may or may not be announced."

Jeff Beck, Tyler Bryant @ The Paramount
Guitar legend Jeff Beck (of The Yardbirds, The Jeff Beck Group and more) is in the midst of a multi-night NYC-area run with Jimmy Hall, who fronted the '70s southern rock band Wet Willie, on vocals.

Acrylics, Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson, Simon Doom, Glyph City @ Union Pool
Why, yes, it does seem like this lineup has been timewarped in from 2008 with both Acrylics and MBAR on the bill. It's a welcome return for duo The Acrylics who never quite reached their potential. Glad to see they're still around!

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

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