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July 8, 2015

photo: Bridget Everett @ Joe's Pub, 2014 (more by Chris La Putt)
Bridget Everett

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

Death Grips @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple
Notorious show cancellers and supposedly broken up rap group Death Grips have been on tour, and as these real, not fake photos prove, they're actually playing shows! We still have no idea what will happen at tonight's show, but if you bought tickets (and a lot of you did -- it's sold out), good luck!

Fetty Wap & Remy Boys @ Stage 48
Fetty Wap is the Paterson, NJ rapper who's been enjoying the surprise-success of his addictive single "Trap Queen," which you've heard if you've left your house at least once this year. (Actually, even if you haven't. You have probably heard it blasting out of cars driving by your apartment.) He's since dropped the "My Way" single, which is picking up a good amount of steam too.

Caveman, Sweekuh @ Gouverneur Lane
Get a taste of Caveman's new material (and lots of older favorites) at this free "Game On" block party in the Financial District. It's free, all-ages and starts at 5 PM.

Mac DeMarco BBQ @ 153 Morgan Ave
If you bring Mac a canned food drive item, he'll grill you a hot dog. He'll also be playing unreleased songs on his car stereo, and selling "Ass Passes" that get you into all four of his upcoming NYC shows (three of which are sold out).

The Stepkids @ Madison Square Park
This is part of Madison Sq. Park's "Oval Lawn Series," tonight featuring the funky/jammy Stones Throw-signed trio The Stepkids. It's free, all-ages and starts at  7 PM.

Summerscreen ('Clueless') w/ Worriers @ McCarren Park
While Todd P pulling out his involvement as music booker, the show goes on for Summerscreen now with Worriers playing instead of Zs. Doors open at 6pm, with food vendors and live music. Films at sundown.

Electric Six @ Rocks Off Concert Cruise
Detroit's finest purveyors of tongue-in-cheek bombast, Electric Six, play on a boat tonight. That seems about right. They probably have a song about a boat, you'd think.

World Party @ City Winery
Karl Wallinger's psychedelic pop band World Party kick off a four-night, full-band run at City Winery.

Bridget Everett @ Joe's Pub
Bridget Everett continues to perform her acclaimed show at Joe's Pub. Shy folks might want to either a) not sit too close to the stage or b) not go at all. Everyone else: Bridget's a riot.

Mike Birbiglia's Dream at UCB Theatre
For fans of Birbiglia's famous storytelling style of comedy, this monthly show at the UCB is a must-see. Joined by the best UCB vets, including Chris Gethard and Tami Sagher (Broad City), Birbiglia brings his stories to life through improv.

Jo Firestone Presents: The Unexpectashow @ UCB Chelsea
Rising New York comedian and actress Jo Firestone is renowned for her unique shows, like pun competitions and dating shows. She is back at UCB tonight, setting up single men on dates that will happen live on stage.

Shraf, Soft Lit, Fitness, Motion Studies @ Friends and Lovers
The GODMODE label brings us this lineup featuring four of their bands, including the LCD-ish dance rock of Motion Studies.

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

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July 7, 2015

Joey Bada$$ / Dick Diver
Joey Bada$$
Dick Diver

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

Joey Bada$$ & Pro Era, Flatbush ZOMBiES, The Underachievers, Phony PPL, Smoke DZA, Dyme A Duzin, 22 Love, SMTH, DJs Statik Selektah and Powers Pleasant @ Central Park SummerStage
After a few years of promising mixtapes, Joey Bada$$ put out his debut album, B4.DA.$$, this year, and it's got his '90s-inspired style sounding great without being obvious idol worship. Basically everyone on this bill is also great, so make sure to show up on time (show goes from 6-10 PM).

Pro Era, Flatbush Zombies, The Underachievers @ Highline Ballroom
After the Central Park show, a chunk of the lineup heads to Highline Ballroom for an afterparty. 11:15 PM doors.

Dick Diver, Lightning Bug @ Baby's All Right
Australia's Dick Diver are in the fine jangly tradition of The Go-Betweens, making heartfelt guitar pop with just enough rust on the edges. This is their second of two NYC shows.

"An Evening with Death Grips" @ Webster Hall
Notorious show cancellers and supposedly broken up rap group Death Grips have been on tour, and as these real, not fake photos prove, they're actually playing shows! We still have no idea what will happen at tonight's show, but if you bought tickets (and a lot of you did -- it's sold out), good luck!

Girlpool, Alex G, Frankie Cosmos, Hello Shark @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
If you're into the current wave of DIY indie rock, this whole bill is likely up your alley. There's the socially conscious unison-singing of Girlpool, the deadpan pop of Alex G, the twee-ish folk of Frankie Cosmos, and the slowcore-ish folk of Hello Shark.

Goatwhore, Ringworm, Black Breath, Theories @ Saint Vitus
After playing Vitus last night, this stacked metal bill does it again at the same venue tonight. NOLA vets Goatwhore headline, Ringworm and Black Breath bring the high-quality metallic hardcore in the middle, and deathgrind newcomers Theories start things off.

Stephen Stills @ City Winery
It's been a pretty busy summer for CSNY members in NYC, with Croz passing through not long ago and Uncle Neil on the way soon. Tonight though, it's Stephen Stills, who in addition to CSNY, has Buffalo Springfield, Manassas, his own great solo career and more to pull from.

Alex Winston, Mainland @ Mercury Lounge
Alex Winston has been following her 2012 quirky pop debut King Con with singles and an EP that kind of drop the "quirky" part of that description. The newest is this past June's The Day I Died.

"Ask me Another" with Ellie Kemper @ Bell House
Another in NPR's "Ask Me Another" live quiz show tapings, tonight features the very charming Ellie Kemper of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and The Office.

Julie Klausner @ Joe's Pub
The very funny host of How Was Your Week and star of soon-to-premiere show Difficult People (with Bill Eichner), Julie Klauser tonight will be singing "some goddamn songs in her cabaret show. Don't expect anything besides complete and utter magic on this very special evening of music and comedic banter."

Bridget Everett: Rock Bottom @ Joe's Pub
Right after Julie it's Bridget Everett with her acclaimed show 'Rock Botton.' Shy folks might want to either a) not sit too close to the stage or b) go at all. Everyone else: Bridget's a riot.

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

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July 6, 2015

photo: Mudhoney @ MHOW, 2013 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
Mudhoney

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

Mudhoney, Pampers @ Bowery Ballroom
Having just returned from a European tour, grunge punk icons Mudhoney are in town for two shows. Tonight's the first and if you're going definitely don't miss the bruising art-punk of openers Pampers.

Nude Beach, Outer Spaces, MPHO, RIPS @ Silent Barn
Brooklyn's Nude Beach excel at the kind of anthemic, heartland indie rock that the Midwest did so well in the '80s. This show also features promising indie rockers Outer Spaces and MPHO, aka Mark Perro of The Men and Holly Overton of Juniper Rising.

Goatwhore, Ringworm, Black Breath, Theories @ Saint Vitus
There's basically nowhere better to be in NYC tonight if you're a metalhead. NOLA vets Goatwhore headline, Ringworm and Black Breath bring the high-quality metallic hardcore, and deathgrind newcomers Theories start things off. Great bill all around.

Statik Selektah w/ special guest @ Santos
Veteran hip hop producer Statik Selektah releases his new album tomorrow and celebrates with a release show tonight. The album's stacked with killer guests, including Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, Talib Kweli, Sean Price, Smif N Wessun, Bodega Bamz, Skyzoo, Rapsody, comedian Hannibal Buress, and still many more, and he's saying select guests will be appearing at this show.

Night Train @ Littlefield
Seaton Smith subs for regular Night Train host Wyatt Cenac, and tonight's comedy talent includes Aparna Nancherla, Claudia Cogan, Tyler Richardson, Maeve Higgins, Chris Laker, and more.

Mandingo Ambassadors @ Union Pool
Monday's at Union Pool are usually home to Rev. Anderson and his Love Choir, but they've got the night off and in their place is Mamady Kouyaté's group Mandingo Ambassadors who carry on the Guinean dance band tradition. Two sets tonight: 10:30 PM and midnight, both free.

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

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July 5, 2015

photo: Chris Gethard @ Rough Trade (more by Ryan Muir)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Dick Diver, Green Pages, Beastie Vee @ Cake Shop
Australia's Dick Diver are in the fine jangly tradition of The Go-Betweens, making heartfelt guitar pop with just enough rust on the edges. This is just-added show and openers Green Pages feature members of a number of Cake Shop regulars (German Measels, Sapphire Mansions / The Beets). $8 at the doo.

Swirlies, Laced, Kudgel, DJ Ning Nong @ Baby's All Right
Veteran shoegaze band Swirlies are touring in support of new reissue of their seminal Blonder Tongue Audio Baton LP, and while they aren't performing it in full like they did at Silent Barn yesterday, expect a lot of that album tonight. Also on the bill are fellow Boston vets Kudgel (who Swirlies released a split with in 1992) and Laced, the punky side project of Beach Fossils Dustin Payseur.

Dikembe, Slingshot Dakota, Big Eater, For Everest @ Shea Stadium
Gainesville emo revivalists Dikembe were set to be on tour with Empire! Empire!, who had to drop off, but Dikembe still made it here and they play with driving pop duo Slingshot Dakota.

Wild Pink, Gulfer, Vasudeva, Living Room, People Like You @ Cameo
Speaking of emo revival, if you dig mathy Kinsella-style emo, this whole bill (except Wild Pink, who are more indie rock) has elements of that.

Chris Gethard @ Union Hall
Chris is doing another of his "Career Suicide" shows at Union Hall, which will have "an hour of stand up focusing on suicide, alcoholism, and all the other funniest parts of life."

The Grateful Dead's Chicago shows are this weekend, and there are a few places you can watch the simulcast in the NYC-area.

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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July 4, 2015

4th of July Dogs 2015

Happy Fourth of July! Pleaser check out our guide to holiday events and fireworks, and you can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of today and tonight's shows. Meanwhile, here are some highlights...

Swirlies, Krill, Advaeta @ Silent Barn
Veteran shoegaze act Swirlies play their first of two NYC shows this weekend. This one is especially enticing as they're playing their 1993 album, Blonder Tongue Audio Baton in its entirety for "(probably) the first time and (maybe) the last time ever."

Kool A.D., Cities Aviv, Yung Gutted @ Aviv
If your idea of celebrating America's independence involves seeing left-field rappers, Aviv is the place for you to be tonight.

Festival of Independance w/ Freedy Johnston, Prince Rama, Salt Cathedral, more @ South Street Seaport
South Street Seaport hosts a wide variety of musical acts across three stages at this all-day music fest. Singer-songwriter Freedy Johnston and new age / space age duo Prince Rama are highlights. The Seaport's also a good place to watch the Macy's fireworks extravaganza.

Summer Thunder w/ Joe Bataan @ Union Pool
It's the Independence Day edition of Union Pool's free summer series, today's headlined by Latin Soul great and Summer Thunder vet Joe Bataan. Festivities start around 2 PM with band going on just a little later.

Warm Up w/ Nicky Siano, Virgo Four, Cut Copy DJs, Galcher Lustwerk b2b DJ Richard, and Bobbito Garcia aka Kool Bob Love @ MoMA Ps1
The Warm Up series continues, bringing another full day of forward thinking electronic music to MoMA PS1's outdoor courtyard.

Crazy and The Brains, Toby Goodshank, Little Cobweb, The Ben Pagano Band, Preston Spurlock @ Palisades
If you like classic '70s-style punk, but have thought to yourself "needs more xylophone," you're not alone. The members of Crazy & the Brains had this same thought, and they deliver their xylophone-filled punk in a way that sounds a lot better live than it does on paper.

Living Colour @ Commodore Barry Park (International African Arts Festival)
The International African Arts Festival began Thursday and runs through Sunday. Today's the third day, and features alt-metal vets Living Colour headlining. Admission is a suggested donation of $5 (or $2 for children).

Chromeo @ Surf Lodge
If you're out in Montauk for the holiday weekend, The Surf Lodge seems to be a cool place to catch popular bands playing very intimate shows. For example, tonight it's Montreal's dancepop duo Chromeo who last summer headlined SummerStage in Central Park.

The Grateful Dead's Chicago shows are this weekend, and there are a few places you can watch the simulcast in the NYC-area.


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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July 3, 2015

photo: George Clinton @ Beekman Beer Garden, 2011 (more by Chris La Putt)
George Clinton

It's Independence Day Weekend and we've got a guide to holiday events/concerts, and you can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Meanwhile, here are some highlights...

George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic, Fonky Kong @ Governors Island
It's the "Funk n' Cue" bash, starring interplanetary groovemaster George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic. Opening is Fonky Kong, who feature a member of Lettuce. Doors are at 5 PM.

Evan Caminiti, Circuit Des Yeux, Ancient Ocean @ Trans-Pecos
Circuit des Yeux (aka Haley Fohr) recently released her new album, In Plain Speech, which is her first for Thrill Jockey and first with a full band. The band is also on tour with her, and tonight's her first of two NYC shows. Headlining is her Thrill Jockey labelmate Evan Caminiti (aka one half of Barn Owl).

Sasha, SCUBA, Guti, Agoria, Kate Simko, Brad Miller, Joris Voorn @ Verboten StageONE at 50 Kent
The long weekend starts early with all-day "Last Day on Earth" party which is the first of the big shows Verboten is presenting at 50 Kent. Doors at noon.

Juan Atkins, DUST, Reade Truth, Alex From Queens @ Good Room
Keep dancing late into the evening with this party headlined by techno originator Juan Atkins.

Old Wounds, Vein, Go Deep, Icarus @ Grand Victory
NJ's Old Wounds released their second album, The Suffering Spirit, this week, offering up more of their crushing metallic hardcore. If you're going, it's also worth catching 6131 signees Go Deep, who make pissed-off heavy hardcore.

Talib Kweli @ Commodore Barry Park (International African Arts Festival)
The Interntional African Arts Festival began Thursday and runs through Sunday. Today's the second date, and features local hip hop veteran Talib Kweli headlining. Admission is a suggested donation of $5 (or $2 for children).

The Gradients, Bambara, Heaven's Gate, The Cradle @ Palisades
This is a very solid bill of NYC indie rock, which serves as the tour kickoff for The Gradients and The Cradle. In between are the very boisterous Bambara, and the muscular, melodic/dreamy sounds of Heaven's Gate.

Ital, Umfang, Pictureplane, Cities Aviv @ Lot 45
Local dancefloor-movers Ital, Umfang and Pictureplane team up with rap weirdo Cities Aviv for this late-night party at Bushwick restaurant/bar/venue Lot 45 (411 Troutman St). It's free before 11 PM, and $10 after that.

Crime in Stereo, Incendiary, Royal Psalms @ Saint Vitus
If you dig Long Island hardcore, this bill is tailor-made for you with the long-running melodic band Crime In Stereo and the newer, more metallic Incendiary.

Pile, The Austerity Program, Couch Slut @ The Bell House
If you dig the sounds of noisy underground '90s rock, this whole lineup should appeal to you. Describing the entire bill, Justin from The Austerity Program says it offers "three takes on the question nobody asked in 1994: "All the people buying these AmRep seven-inches, what will their music sound like in about two decades?" Your tl/dr answer: Pile = "rock-y", The Austerity Program = "pound-y", Couch Slut = " gonorrhea-y"." There you have it.

Izzy True, Vagabon, Fern Mayo, Painted Zeros @ Silent Barn
Don Giovanni-signed singer/songwriter Izzy True has a sound that's part anti-folk, part indie rock on her debut EP that came out on DG this week.

The Growlers @ Surf Lodge
If you're out in Montauk for the holiday weekend, The Surf Lodge seems to be a cool place to catch popular bands playing very intimate shows. Tonight it's garagey party-rockers The Growlers.

The Grateful Dead's Chicago shows are this weekend, and there are a few places you can watch the simulcast in the NYC-area.

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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July 2, 2015

photo: Pity Sex @ SXSW 2015 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Pity Sex at SXSW

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

Talib Kweli, Rapsody, NIKO IS, K Valentine @ Brooklyn Bowl
NYC hip hop vet Talib Kweli continues to release music and perform consistently. Tonight's his second of three hometown shows this week. Tonight he plays full-band at Brooklyn Bowl, and on Friday he'll be at the International African Arts Festival in Commodore Barry Park.

Ceremony, Pity Sex, Tony Molina, Wildhoney @ Shea Stadium
Ceremony have experimented with a lot of different styles since their powerviolence roots, and their newest album has them sounding more than a little like Joy Division. It's a good bill all around tonight, with shoegaze from Pity Sex and Wildhoney, and Weezer/Thin Lizzy worship from Tony Molina.

Bing & Ruth, Circuit Des Yeux @ Subculture
Circuit des Yeux (aka Haley Fohr) recently released her new album, In Plain Speech, which is her first for Thrill Jockey and first with a full band. The band is also on tour with her, and tonight's her first of two NYC shows. Headlining is local ambient group Bing & Ruth, whose last release was 2014's Tomorrow Was the Golden Age on RVNG Intl.

King Sunny Ade @ MetroTech Commons
Part of the BAM R&B Fest, today's noontime show features Nigerian music legend King Sunny Ade, still a positive force at age 68.

Elena Ayodele Pinderhughes @ MoMA
This is the kickoff for the 2015 MoMA Nights series, tonight featuring flutist/vocalist Elena Ayodele Pinderhughes. Her performance is in conjunction with the museum's One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North exhibition. This is free with museum admission.

Blind Idiot God, BBIGPIGG, Cellular Chaos, Clean Girls @ Paper Box
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.

Slaughter and the Dogs, The Baby Shakes, 45 Adapters, Weird Womb @ The Grand Victory
'70s era British punks Slaughter & the Dogs have been kicking again since the '90s and play tonight with Brooklyn's Oi-influenced 45 Adapters.

Running Late w/ Scott Rogowski @ Le Poisson Rouge
It's the season finale of Rogowski's live talk show, with a pretty great lineup: Jon Hamm, Jon Benjamin, Tom Papa and actor Craig Bierko.

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

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July 1, 2015

photo:Ceremony @ BVSXSW 2015 (more by Tim Griffin)
Ceremony

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

Ceremony, Pity Sex, Tony Molina, Uniform @ Bowery Ballroom
Ceremony have experimented with a lot of different styles since their powerviolence roots, and their newest album has them sounding more than a little like Joy Division. It's a good bill all around tonight, with shoegazers Pity Sex, Weezer/Thin Lizzy worshipper Tony Molina, and noise/hardcore duo Uniform. This lineup (with Wildhoney instead of Uniform) does it again tomorrow at the smaller/sweatier Shea Stadium too.

Basement Jaxx, Masters At Work, The Internet, Fei-Fei @ Central Park SummerStage
Long known as one of the best live dance acts around, UK duo Basement Jaxx should have SummerStage bouncing with hits like "Red Alert," "Romeo," "Where's Your Head At?" and "Oh My Gosh."

Brian Wilson, Rodriguez @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Pop legend Brian Wilson released a new solo album this year, and he's been playing some of that on this tour, but the majority of the 30+ song setlists have been Beach Boys favorites from "Little Deuce Coupe" to "Heroes and Villains" to "Sail On, Sailor." His band includes fellow Beach Boys Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin. Making for a great double bill, storied folk singer Rodriguez opens.

Will Butler, July Talk, Walrus @ The Well
Arcade Fire's Will Butler released a solo album this year, and if you're a fan of his main band, you may dig some of this too. Today's show is a free 'Canada D'eh' show with an all-Canadian lineup, Canadian breakfast, Canadian whiskey, and Canadian craft beer. Doors are at noon and the music starts at 5 PM.

Bilal, DJ Adrian Younge @ Highline Ballroom
Philly neo-soul singer Bilal may not be as massive as Kendrick Lamar right now, but they worked on each others' new albums, so if you're a fan of TPAB you might like Bilal's new In Another Life too. Adrian Younge, who produced the album, is DJing tonight.

Talib Kweli, Rapsody, NIKO IS, K Valentine @ Brooklyn Bowl
NYC hip hop vet Talib Kweli continues to release music and perform consistently. Tonight's his first of three hometown shows this week. Tonight and tomorrow he plays full-band shows at Brooklyn Bowl, and on Friday he'll be at the International African Arts Festival in Commodore Barry Park.

PINS, Beverly @ Mercury Lounge
Manchester quartet PINS released their second album, Wild Nights, this week via Bella Union and it's a marked step up from their debut. If there's a little less sneer and snarl this time, it's in exchange for better songs and smoky, brooding atmosphere. They are well-matched tonight with Brooklyn's Beverly.

Chumped, Hiccup, Emilyn Brodsky, Early Riser @ Palisades
If you dig pop punk that avoids overproduction and is closer to Superchunk than whatever was on TRL in 2002, Chumped and Hiccup (members of The Unlovables, The Chris Gethard Show house band) will both be right up your alley.

Key!, B.I.C., special guests @ Santos Party House
Atlanta rapper Key! was once a member of Two-9 but has since gone solo and collaborated with Chief Keef, iLoveMakonnen, and others. Tonight's show is with the very fun Bronx crew B.I.C. (Bitches Is Crazy), who opened for Two-9 in NYC on Sunday. Special guests are promised too. Hmm...

Crying, Adult Mom, Greg McKillop, T-Rextasy @ Silent Barn
This is a pretty cool local bill, with Crying who went from a chiptune band to one inspired a bit more by Rush, and the Tiny Engines-signed Adult Mom who's not too far removed from The Moldy Peaches.

Barenaked Ladies, Violent Femmes, Colin Hay @ Pier 97
If this was your last summer on earth, would you want to spend it seeing Barenaked Ladies, Violent Femmes and and onetime Men at Work singer Colin Hay all at one outtdoor show? That's what the "Last Summer on Earth Tour" is banking on. Let's hope the world doesn't end, though.

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

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June 30, 2015

photo: Brian Wilson at Wellmont Theatre in 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Brian Wilson

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

Brian Wilson, Rodriguez @ Jones Beach
Pop legend Brian Wilson released a new solo album this year, and he's been playing some of that on this tour, but the majority of the 30+ song setlists have been Beach Boys favorites from "Little Deuce Coupe" to "Heroes and Villains" to "Sail On, Sailor." His band includes fellow Beach Boys Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin. Making for a great double bill, storied folk singer Rodriguez opens.

Melvins, Le Butcherettes @ Santos Party House
Sludge vets Melvins last released Hold It In in 2014, and there's a documentary on them set to come out next year. Tonight's their second of two NYC shows with Le Butcherettes.

Miguel @ Le Poisson Rouge
Miguel's new album, Wildheart, is out today. Like his last one, it's sultry R&B with bits of psychedelia and rock guitar, and Miguel's fantastic voice leads the way. Tonight he plays this intimate free show (which you had to RSVP for), and he'll play a much bigger NYC show at Terminal 5 in August.

Vince Staples @ Apple Store Soho (5:30 PM)
Vince Staples put out his excellent debut LP this week. It's got futuristic production from No ID and a small impressive cast of collaborators, political of-the-moment lyrics, and killer delivery from Vince. He's in NYC for a discussion & short performance at the Apple Store Soho this evening, and then...

Fetty Wap, K Camp, Tink, Goldlink, Vince Staples, Raury, Shy Glizzy, OG Maco, Kidd Kidd, DeJ Loaf @ Best Buy Theater (XXL Freshmen Show)
...Vince heads to Best Buy Theater for the annual XXL Freshmen show. There are others worth catching at this one too, including "Trap Queen" hitmaker Fetty Wap, Tink, Goldlink, Raury, and DeJ Loaf, to name a few.

Sondre Lerche, Steve Marion, Jonas Alaska @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Sondre Lerche's ambitious 2014 album, Please, found him dealing with divorce but still managing to find a hummable tunes amidst all the raw nerves and bare emotions. He's a real charmer live.

Widowspeak, Small Black, Eternal Summers @ Brooklyn Bowl
Widowspeak sound rejuvenated on their forthcoming All Yours, managing to maintain their breathy vibe while finding fresh sounds. Get an early listen live tonight and if you're going, get there early for Virginia's Eternal Summers

Hugh Cornwell @ Good Room
The voice behind such songs as "Peaches," "Golden Brown," and "No More Heroes," the former Stranglers frontman plays with his solo band tonight.

Win Win, Cookies, DD Elle @ Rough Trade
Win Win have left their dancepop beginnings for a more textured, organic sound that's much harder to define on new album, Primaries. There's still an emphasis on rhythm and melody, but this is much weirder, trippier and more interesting. Tonight's the record release show.

Rooftops Films w/ Computer Magic, 'Bridesmaids' @ Solar One
It's a free night of entertainment in Kips Bay featuring the 2011 hit comedy Bridesmaids with an opening set from Brooklyn synthpop band Computer Magic. 8:30 doors.

Imagine Dragons, Metric, Halsey @ Barclays Center
We don't recommend seeing the headliner (or the opener), but it's a chance to see Canadian indie band Metric who recently put out the lead single from their upcoming sixth album.

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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June 29, 2015

Rush at Jones Beach in 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
Rush
Sloan @ Music Hall of Williamsburg, 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Rush @ MSG
Rush have officially been a band for four decades, and in that time they've made challenging prog, blissful pop, and covered a lot of the ground in between. They're celebrating the 40th anniversary of this fruitful career on their current tour, which hits NYC tonight.

Sloan @ Rough Trade
While they haven't been going quite as long as Rush, fellow Canadians Sloan are equally beloved (though in probably different but overlapping circles.) Having released the terrific Commonwealth last year, the band will play most of that LP in their first set, and then features favorites from the rest of their career in a second set. Rough Trade is pretty small for them, this should be a treat.

Melvins, Le Butcherettes @ Santos Party House
Sludge vets Melvins last released Hold It In in 2014, and there's a documentary on them set to come out next year. Tonight's their first of two NYC shows with Le Butcherettes.

Crowbar, Battlecross, Lord Dying, Carcosa @ Saint Vitus
NOLA sludge band Crowbar are on tour in continued support of last year's Symmetry Black. It's also worth catching their Relapse-signed labelmates Lord Dying, who offer up some good High on Fire/early Mastodon worship.

Voice Coils, Nat Baldwin @ Roulette
Voice Coils is the proggy experimental pop collective with members of Roomrunner, Porches, Extra Life, Couch Slut and more. (Mitski is on their records but hasn't been playing live with them lately.) Tonight's the release show for their new EP, with quality support from Dirty Projectors member Nat Baldwin.

Metal Mountains, Jasmine Dreame Wagner, Charlie Rauh, Mia Theodoratus, Sun Riah @ Palisades
Minimalist psych-folk band Metal Mountains is the project of Helen Rush and Pat Gubler. They have a new record on the way, so maybe we'll hear some new ones tonight.

Lafawndah, ADR, Nightfeelings, L-Vis 1990, Soulmates, HD, Backdrop @ Baby's All Right
Eccentric genre-defying performer Lafawndah is playing Warm Up later this summer, but you can catch her in NYC tonight.

Tamara Renée, DonChristian, Amani @ Cameo
Singer/rapper Tamara Renee has a good mix of R&B/soul and rap on her Ultra Violet EP. Catch her live tonight with another quality local rapper, DonChristian.

Lee Ranaldo, Chris Corsano, Raül Fernandez Refree @ Joe's Pub
Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo has been working on a new record with Barcelona producer Raül Fernandez Refree, and tonight the pair will team up with drummer Chris Corsano for this "Barcelona Sounds" show.

Imagine Dragons, Metric, Halsey @ Prudential Center
We don't recommend seeing the headliner (or the opener), but it's a chance to see Canadian indie band Metric who recently put out the lead single from their upcoming sixth album. They do it again at Barclays Center tomorrow.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
All aboard Wyatt Cenac's weekly comedy cavalcade, tonight with special guests Josh Gondelman, Mark Normand, Janelle James, Kendra Cunningham, 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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