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November 24, 2014

TPOBPAH last week at Hammerstein Ballroom (more by Chris La Putt)
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For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Hooray For Earth, Gabi, Ablebody @ Glasslands
Having finished their tour with The New Pornographers, The Pains of Being Pure at heart stop by Glasslands to play one last show before the venue closes in December.

Interpol, Hundred Waters @ Terminal 5
Finally free from the blizzard that could've ended in a Donner Party situation, Interpol return to NYC for three nights at Terminal 5.

Champagne Jerry, Ad-Rock @ Joe's Pub
Tongue-in-cheek Brooklyn rapper Champagne Jerry returns to Joe's Pub with frequent collaborator Ad-Rock tonight, as part of Creative Capital's 15th anniversary celebration.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Jen Kirkman, Emmett Montgomery, and Kenny DeForest are the guests this week at Wyatt Cenac's comedy get-together.

The Wytches, LODRO @ Mercury Lounge
UK trio The Wytches take a grungy, ever-so-slightly gothy spin on garage rock. Tonight's show is with moody Brooklynites, LODRO.

Allah-Las, Tashaki Miyaki, Savants @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Their new album is called Worship the Sun, but LA's Allah-Las also worship The Byrds, Love, and The Chocolate Watchband. They do it well.

B.O.B., Kevin Gates @ SOB's
B.O.B. headlines this show but if you're going we especially recommend catching opener Kevin Gates. His melodic Southern rap is filled with hooks but also darker and more aggressive than a lot of the other newer stuff with this much of a pop sensibility. Show was moved from Irving Plaza.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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November 23, 2014

Jonah Matranga in NYC in 2008 (more by Tim Griffin)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Frank Bell, Jonah Matranga, J. Robbins, Doris Cellar (of Freelance Whales) @ Mercury Lounge
Having spent time fronting Far and Jawbox respectively (plus like a ton of other bands), Jonah Matranga and J. Robbins are two of the greats of '90s post-hardcore and this year they joined forces for the collaborative band Moral Mazes which sounds straight out of their prime era. Tonight they play separate solo sets, but maybe we'll get some collaborations too?

Ballroom, Nots, Degreaser, Cyanide Tooth @ Palisades
If your idea of punk is more of the '70s Detroit variety (or what's going on in Melbourne, Australia these days), you'll dig this lineup featuring Memphis quartet Nots whose terrific new album is just out on Goner.

Rhyton, Fadensonnen, Key Of Shame @ Trans-Pecos
Rhyton put out a new record on Thrill Jockey this week which has them taking lengthy instrumental trips through Middle Eastern melodies and psychedelic rock. See them bring those jams to life tonight.

Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Bryce Dessner of The National (co-curator), Richard Reed Parry (co-curator) @ BAM
In addition to The National's Bryce Dessner and Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry being members of two of the biggest indie bands around, they're also regulars in the indie/classical scene and they've now co-curated a new piece 'Black Mountain Songs' that made its world premiere at BAM on Thursday night. Tonight concludes the piece's four-night run. It features music by Dessner and Parry, as well as by Jherek Bischoff, Tim Hecker, Nico Muhly and others.

Will Miles, Clark Jones, Kenny Deforest, Big Jay Oakerson, Michael Che, Sean Patton, Liza Treyger, Saurin Choksi, Michelle Wolf @ Knitting Factory
Part of Knitting Factory's five-year anniversary celebration, this comedy show in the main space features a whole host of talent, including SNL's Michael Che and Late Night with Seth Meyers' Michelle Wolf.

ARMS, Salt Catherdral, Mrs. Adam Schatz, Oracle Room @ Baby's All Right
Paper Garden Records is throwing this show headlined by Brooklyn widescreen spacerock purveyors ARMS.

Walter Schreifels & the Dead Heavens, Sneeze, Raw Blow, Vomitface @ Shea Stadium
It's a tough night for fans of veteran post-hardcore frontmen between that Jonah/J show and this. Walter (of Gorilla Biscuits, Quicksand, Rival Schools and more) takes a Cream/Sabbath-inspired heavy blues approach for the Dead Heavens, one of two new bands he's got this year. The rest of this bill is pretty good too.

Manilla Road, Natur, Python @ Saint Vitus
Kansas metal legends Manilla Road put out a handful of classic albums in the '80s that experimented with thrash, NWOBHM, power metal, prog and '70s proto-metal. The only constant member has been frontman Mark "The Shark" Shelton, but his current bandmates are no slackers. Tonight's the second of a 2-night stand at Vitus this weekend.

Ed Askew Band, Hartley C. White, Ruth Garbus, Jib Kidder, Moth Eggs @ Silent Barn
Ed Askew's story is a familiar one to fans of any now-better-known artists like Nick Drake and Vashti Bunyan. He had one record in the late '60s, Ask the Unicorn, which became considered an overlooked classic many years later. He's released other albums over the years too, and luckily for us he's more active now than ever with new music and live shows coming pretty frequently. This bill also includes Ruth Garbus (sister of tUnE-yArDs' Merrill Garbus) and others.

Couch Slut, Derek Reinhardt, Ora Iso, 1MITATOR @ The Acheron
NYC's Couch Slut have only been around for about a year but they've quickly become one of the better known bands on the local heavy scene thanks to a killer, unrelenting mix of metal, hardcore and noise rock that's not quite like other bands in this scene. Ba Da Bing-signed droners Ora Iso are worth getting there early for.

Mick Foley @ The Bell House
Yes, Mick Foley the wrestler aka Mankind. Tonight he's here telling stories with his one-man spoken-word stage show, "Tales From Wrestling Past."

Hess is More @ Nublu
Having just released a remix EP, the eight-piece lineup of Hess Is More bring their jazzy/krauty/funky sound to Nublu as part of a four-night residency. If you like DFA style dancerock, they're worth checking out.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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November 22, 2014

Obits @ Union Pool 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Top Secret! @ Death By Audio (last show ever)
This is it, the last night of Death by Audio's seven-year run and we are very sad to see it go but excited to see how they're going out. Who will play on this final night?

Stephin Merritt, Greil Marcus, Tanya Donelly, Rick Moody, Matthew Friedberger, Dungbeetle w/ James Murphy, Jim White @ Le Poisson Rouge
This is a release party for the new issue of music/literature mag Radio Silence and among all the better-known performers is Sam Lipsyte's late-'80s artpunk band Dungbeetle who tonight features LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy on drums.

Obits, Survival Knife, Hungry Ghost, Pink Avalanche @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Brooklyn's Obits have been cranking out solid rock records for a while now and are always a good time live. And this show is free -- part of the fun center that is BKNB.

TV on the Radio, Natasha Kmeto @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
TV on the Radio may not all live in NYC anymore but it remains their spiritual home. They celebrate their new album, Seeds, with four shows here this week. Tonight's the final one.

Luscious Jackson @ Bell House
he reunited Luscious Jackson released Magic Hour and played their first NYC show in ages last year. Tonight is their first-ever show in Brooklyn.

Big Freedia, Quickie Mart @ Brooklyn Bowl
Ain't no party like a Freedia party, as anyone who goes to Brooklyn Bowl tonight will surely experience. This starts laaate (12:15 AM), so you can even hit another show tonight and then dance your way into the morning. Night 2 of 2.

Ryan Adams, Butch Walker @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Ryan Adams has been a busy guy this year with a new solo album, collaborating on stage with Bob Mould, covering Foreigner and Bryan Adams, and whatever else it is he's up to. He's also on tour now and is in the midst of a five-show run in the NYC-area. Tonight's the last one.

Andrew W.K., Xenia Rubinos, The Skins @ Knitting Factory
Knitting Factory's 5th anniversary in Brooklyn celebration continues tonight with a "very special solo show" from the man who parties like no other, Andrew WK. The eccentric Xenia Rubinos is worth showing up early for too.

Pharmakon, S. English, Negation, Ligature @ Palisades
Pharmakon's second album, Bestial Burden, is out now and like last year's debut it's an impressive take on noise, industrial and power electronics, but it's her killer vocal performances that separate it from the many other musicians working in this realm. Tonight's the release show for the new record.

Dream Police, Honey, Ivy, Remnants @ Union Pool
While The Men quickly went from punk to full-on country rock territory, two of the band's members are now focusing more on their experimental-leaning project, Dream Police, whose debut record came out last week on Sacred Bones. They're with good company tonight, the psych punk rippers Honey and the heavy, snotty Ivy.

We Were Promised Jetpacks, The Twilight Sad @ Webster Hall
If you like sad bastard Scottish indie rock, this double bill was taylor made to suit your tastes.

The Wytches, Heliotropes, Sunflower Bean, Yabadum @ Baby's All Right
UK trio The Wytches take a grungy, ever-so-slightly gothy spin on garage rock. They play tonight with Brooklyn's equally rocking Heliotropes, youngsters Sunflower Bean and more.

Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Bryce Dessner of The National (co-curator), Richard Reed Parry (co-curator) @ BAM
In addition to The National's Bryce Dessner and Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry being members of two of the biggest indie bands around, they're also regulars in the indie/classical scene and they've now co-curated a new piece 'Black Mountain Songs' that made its world premiere at BAM on Thursday night. Tonight concludes the piece's four-night run. It features music by Dessner and Parry, as well as by Jherek Bischoff, Tim Hecker, Nico Muhly and others.

Lost Boy?, EULA, Mr. Twin Sister, BK Nomads @ Shea Stadium
This is a benefit for Middle East Children's Alliance which offers emergency Gaza aid and the line-up includes Mr Twin Sister who saw a creative rebirth (and slight name change) this year.

Manilla Road, Weed is Weed, Polygamyst @ Saint Vitus
Kansas metal legends Manilla Road put out a handful of classic albums in the '80s that experimented with thrash, NWOBHM, power metal, prog and '70s proto-metal. The only constant member has been frontman Mark "The Shark" Shelton, but his current bandmates are no slackers. Tonight's the first of a 2-night stand at Vitus this weekend.

The Range + Secret Guest, Octo Octa (DJ Set), Aurora Halal (DJ Set) @ Glasslands
Providence producer The Range has been building some buzz over the past year or so thanks to an album and an EP of quality IDM. A secret guest is promised tonight too.

Escort, Naomi Shelton & Gospel Queens, Razor N Tape DJs @ Brooklyn Bowl
Revel in a double bill of classic sounds from Brooklyn's 15-piece disco orchestra Escort who sound like the '70s and soul veteran Naomi Shelton who was actually singing in the '70s but only rose to prominence recently thanks to Daptone Records.

Phil Lesh & Friends @ Capitol Theatre
As any Deadhead can tell you, Phil Lesh plays the favorites and his current band does it well. It's another night of his never-ending residency at The Cap, and these shows are always a good time.

MC Chris, MC Lars, Spose @ Knitting Factory
Nerdcore rapper and Adult Swim voice actor plays tonight as part of Knitting Factory's five-year anniversary week.

Galcher Lustwerk, Max McFerren, Morgan Louis, Physical Therapy, Alvin Aronson @ Palisades
Brooklyn producer Galcher Lustwerk makes tuneful and danceable deep house on his recent Nu Day EP. Catch him in his hometown tonight.

East India Youth, Una Lux, Von Sell, Evan Ønly (DJ Sets) @ Glasslands
East India Youth's album Total Strife Forever didn't end up winning this year's Mercury Prize but it's an interesting mix of ambient composer styles and James Blake-ish neo-soul.

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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November 21, 2014

Thee Oh Sees at DbA in June (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...

Top Secret! @ Death By Audio
It's the SECOND TO LAST night of the much-loved Death by Audio and none of the remaining lineups have been announced. Who could it be tonight?

Thee Oh Sees, Jack Name @ Warsaw
While it's a new backing band, John Dwyer brings the same intensity as ever with his new line-up of the Oh Sees. Final night of their NYC run.

TV on the Radio, Natasha Kmeto @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
TV on the Radio may not all live in NYC anymore but it remains their spiritual home. They celebrate their new album, Seeds, with four shows here this week. This is the third.

Jon Hopkins, Joakim, JDH & Dave P @ Output
Jon Hopkins has a new EP, titled Asleep Versions, which, as the title implies, it four somnambulistic versions of songs from last year's acclaimed Immunity. Don't expect a sleepy set tonight, though.

Natural Child, Las Rosas, The Mystery Lights, Boytoy @ Baby's All Right
Nashville's Natural Child released Dancin' With Wolves via Burger back in February, which furthers the band's take on party-friendly southern-fried rock. These guys are great musicians and put on a very fun live show too. It's a Burger-loving bunch of bands rounding out this bill. Will be a fun Friday night.

Polaris, Ski Lodge @ Knitting Factory
Mark Mulcahy of Miracle Legion also fronted this band which basically only existed to do songs for much-loved '90s Nick show The Adventures of Pete & Pete. Go ahead sing "Does your dog bite?" to the main theme song tonight, even though you know it's actually "Don't you talk back." BV's presenting this sold-out show.

Raven, October 31, Night Demon, S.A. Adams, Midnite Hellion @ Saint Vitus
NWOBHM legends Raven have been at it for over forty years, and even on their newest album, 2009's Walk Through Fire, they were ripping with the kind of speed, monster riffage and wailing vocals as their '80s material. They've been talking about new stuff lately too, maybe we'll hear some of it tonight?

Brooklyn Youth Chorus performing 'Black Mountain Songs' @ BAM @ BAM
In addition to The National's Bryce Dessner and Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry being members of two of the biggest indie bands around, they're also regulars in the indie/classical scene and they've now co-curated a new piece 'Black Mountain Songs' that made its world premiere at BAM last night and continues with peformances tonight and Saturday. The piece features music by Dessner and Parry, as well as by Jherek Bischoff, Tim Hecker, Nico Muhly and others.

Big Freedia, DJ Concerned @ Brooklyn Bowl
Ain't no party like a Freedia party, as anyone who goes to Brooklyn Bowl tonight will surely experience. This starts laaate (12:15 AM), so you can even hit another show tonight and then dance your way into the morning. She does it again tomorrow too.

John Murry, Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express, Bobby Bare Jr. @ Bell House
Onetime Green on Red frontman Chuck Prophet recently released Night Surfer via Yep Roc, and contributed to John Murry's new EP. They'll both play tonight.

Cold World, King Nine, Life of Reilly, Snail's Pace @ The Acheron
The Deathwish-signed Cold World are the hardcore band with the hip hop influences (and choice collaborations -- Kool G Rap, Sean Price and Meyhem Lauren are all on their new record) but if that's setting off nu metal and rap rock alarms in your head, know that Limp Bizkit this is not.

Occultation, Kosmodemonic, Mountain God, Think Tank @ Palisades
The perfectly named Occultation hearken back to late '60s occult rock and early '70s doom with their witchy riffage, and they have a theatricality that Mercyful Fate fans should dig too. Tonight they're with the sludge/psych band Kosmodemonic and more.

Nils Frahm, Dawn of Midi @ Church of St. Paul & St. Andrew
Nils Frahm's most recent album, Spaces, is a sonically adventurous record that melds the classical and electronic-music worlds. His tour with the similarly minded Dawn of Midi hits NYC tonight.

Noveller, Christopher Tignor, Julia Kent @ Littlefield
With just a guitar and a series of effect pedals, Noveller creates wonderful soundscapes that sound like the work of multiple people. Tonight she's joined by Christopher Tignor (Slow Six) and Julia Kent (ex-Rasputina, Antony & the Johnsons).

Bill Frisell - 'The Great Flood' @ MoMA
Guitar great Bill Frisell tonight performs a live score (which Frisell composed) for the film The Great Flood with Ron Miles, Tony Scherr, and Kenny Wollesen.

Ryan Hemsworth, Tennyson, Doss @ Rough Trade
While Ryan Hemsworth has helmed beats for rappers like The Underachievers and Deniro Farrar, he's also got a good amount of solo material and has been dropping singles ahead of a new upcoming release. Before we get that though, we get two NYC shows from Ryan, this being the second.

Painted Zeros, Turnip King, Shadow Walker, Ritual Howls @ Aviv
While DbA is in it's last two nights, this marks the opening of a new DIY venue in Greenpoint. We hope for good luck, good sound, cheap(ish) drinks, and good lineups to come.

Kim Ann Foxman, Fred Everything, Alan Blancato @ Glasslands
This late night danceparty (doors at midnight) features Hercules & Love Affair's Kim Ann Foxman and Canadian DJ Fred Everything for all your techno/house needs.

Slavve, Burglary Years, Makeshift Shelters, The Glazzies @ Shea Stadium
Lo-fi rock duo Slavve feature an ex-member of Surfer Blood and make a similar kind of racket to other lo-fi rock duos like No Age and Japandroids.

ASTR, Ghost Beach, Body Language (DJ set) @ Knitting Factory
Knitting Factory's 5th anniversary in Brooklyn celebration continues with two shows tonight. The sold-out Polaris show is the early one, but after that you can stick around for this synth pop-oriented bill.

X Ambassadors, Cultfever Sego, Skyes @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
It's another night of free music and not-free shopping, drinks, food, arcade games and more at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar. Open til 1 AM and always a fun place to hit after an earlier show.

The Sons & Heirs (A Tribute to The Smiths & Morrissey), Doug Gillard @ Santos Party House
As far as tribute acts go, The Sons & Heirs are very good at what they do, and seeing the awesome Doug Gillard may give you a legit reason if you want to go. You could meet somebody who really loves you.

Wheatus, Math the Band, Late Cambrian, .357 Lover, Hand Job Academy @ The Wick
We haven't followed Wheatus's career too closely (have you?), but how can we not mention that the band who wrote "Teenage Dirtbag" is playing in Bushwick 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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November 20, 2014

Phosphorescent at Lollapalooza 2014 (more by James Richards IV)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

"Top Secret" @ Death by Audio
There are just three nights left of much-loved Death by Audio and none of the remaining lineups have been announced. Who could it be tonight?

Phosphorescent (solo), Lady Lamb The Beekeeper (solo) @ Knitting Factory
Knitting Factory's 5th anniversary in Brooklyn continues tonight with a great double bill that has the leaders of two local folk rock bands in solo mode.

Brooklyn Youth Chorus performing 'Black Mountain Songs' @ BAM
In addition to The National's Bryce Dessner and Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry being members of two of the biggest indie bands around, they're also regulars in the indie/classical scene and they've now co-curated a new piece 'Black Mountain Songs' that makes its world premiere, performed by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, tonight. The piece features music by Dessner and Parry, as well as by Jherek Bischoff, Tim Hecker, Nico Muhly and others. There are also performances Friday and Saturday.

Ryan Hemsworth, Tennyson, Maxo @ Bowery Ballroom
While Ryan Hemsworth has helmed beats for rappers like The Underachievers and Deniro Farrar, he's also got a good amount of solo material and has been dropping singles ahead of a new upcoming release. Before we get that though, we get two NYC shows from Ryan, this being the first.

Les Sins (Chaz of Toro y Moi), Lauren Flax @ Verboten
Not satisfied with just one pseudonym, Toro Y Moi's Chaz Bundick just released an album as Les Sins. It's a little more arty/experimental than his other stuff, but his ear for melody and a good beat are still in effect.

Mykki Blanco @ The Jewish Museum
The newest installment of The Jewish Musician's 'The Wind Up' series which features "art, live music, activities, and an open bar is focused on the From the Margins exhibition, created by artists Lee Krasner and Norman Lewis, who as a woman and an African American, respectively, were overlooked in the mainstream criticism of their time ('40s and '50s). The musical guest for the night is NYC rapper Mykki Blanco, whose work should fit the premise of that exhibition well.

Shamir, Yvette, Mister Small @ Baby's All Right
New XL signee Shamir has only played a few shows in his career, but was already pretty fun at his first one during Northside. This show also features his onetime GODMODE labelmates Yvette who are worth going for alone.

Teengirl Fantasy, Gatekeeper (DJ), Lafawndah (DJ),Pictureplane (DJ) @ Palisades
Brooklyn duo Teengirl Fantasy have a new EP out this week which is filled with more of their atmospheric, chilled-out electronics. This is the release show and it's a late one (midnight start) so get ready to dance the night away. This would probably be a good nightcap to that Mykki Blanco show too.

Natur, Iron Force, Ditch Witch, Mammal @ Union Pool
It's a night of mostly local metal with thrashers Natur, speedsters Iron Force, the ungoogleable Mammal and Austin's Ditch Witch.

Sick of It All, Negative Approach @ Asbury Lanes
NYHC legends Sick Of It All still rip like it's 1989, but they're not just caught up in nostalgia. They've had the same lineup for years and put out their 11th album just a couple months ago. Negative Approach are also punk veterans and were initially around for much shorter, but they've been going pretty strong after reuniting 8 years ago.

Bellows, Breakfast in Fur, Cold Foamers, Slippertails, Old Table @ Shea Stadium
Bellows are part of a group of artists called The Epoch Collective (including Told Slant, Sharpless, Small Wonder, Eskimeaux and more) who all share members and are known for overly passionate live shows. Here's a chance to check one out for yourself.

Kid Millions (of Oneida), Tony Diodore, Laurie Anderson (special guest) @ Le Poisson Rouge
Oneida drummer (among other things) Kid Millions is one third of trio The Symptoms that includes Tony Diodore (who played in Lou Reed's band) and NYC arts-scene icon Laurie Anderson. Could be interesting.

We Are Scientists, TEEN, Cookies @ Brooklyn Bowl
Popular in the first wave of '00s Brooklyn bands, We Are Scientists continue on, having released their fifth album, TV en Français, earlier this year. TEEN and Cookies offer support.

Nils Frahm @ Glasslands
Nils Frahm is currently on tour with Dawn of Midi, but tonight takes a moment to play soon-to-close Glasslands for a stripped-down "special set."

Delicate Steve, Luke Temple @ Mercury Lounge
Delicate Steve just wrapped up a tour with Tame Impala and you can now catch him in more intimate surroundings on a bill with Here We Go Magic's Luke Temple.

Javelin, Kitty Cash, Dentitia & Scene @ Kipling
This is a free show at SoHo accessories store Kipling. Treats will be served and it goes from 5 - 9 PM. RSVP to attend.

Bridgett Everett @ Joe's Pub
While she's gotten much acclaim for her show Rock Bottom (which returns to Joe's Pub early next year), here she plays with her band The Tender Moments (which includes Beastie Boys' Ad Rock) to sing "all her favorite love songs and share the stories of the men that made her...feel?"

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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November 19, 2014

Deafheaven at Sasquatch 2014 (more by Chris & Rae Graham)
Deafheaven

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

"Top Secret!" @ Death by Audio
There's only four nights left of much-loved Death by Audio and none of the remaining lineups have been announced. Who could it be tonight?

TV on the Radio @ Rough Trade
TV on the Radio may not all live in NYC anymore but it remains their spiritual home. They celebrate their new album, Seeds, with four shows here this week. For tonight's show you need to buy a copy of the new album at Rough Trade to get into the show. Doors at 7:30 PM with the show at 8.

Fred Armisen, Jim Gaffigan, David Cross, Janeane Garofalo, Ted Leo, Greg Barris, Regina Spektor, Ira Glass, Jena Friedman @ Irving Plaza
Tonight's a benefit for Doctors Without Borders (who are on the front lines of dealing with the ebola crisis in Africa) starring a cavalcade of comedy and musical talent. Tickets are still available.

Deafheaven, Beast Patrol @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
The genre-defying black metal/post-rock/shoegaze force that is Deafheaven puts on shows that actually deserve to be called "epic" and if nothing else, there's not a dull moment watching frontman George Clarke on stage. This was free with RSVP which is now closed.

Mobb Deep, Smoke DZA, Fat Tony @ Knitting Factory
Though the new album Mobb Deep put out this year didn't quite live up to the 1995 album it was named after, The Infamous is still a stone cold classic and any chance to hear those songs live is worth taking. In all their years, apparently the Queensbridge duo have never played Brooklyn, and tonight's show is billed as their first-ever gig in the borough. It also doubles as a celebration for Knitting Factory's 5th anniversary in Brooklyn and has a good undercard.

Jonathan Richman @ The Bell House
With a naive charm and post-VU minimal style, Jonathan Richman has been charming audiences for 40 years. This is the second of two shows at The Bell House.

DJ Mustard, Nadus, Austin Millz, Jasonscott @ Output
We all know DJ Mustard from hearing his tag "Mustard on the beat, ho!" on like, every song on Hot 97, but the man behind hits from YG, Ty Dolla $ign, Tinashe, Jeezy, 2 Chainz, Tyga and so many more is behind them for a reason. He knows his way around a beat.

The Hold Steady @ The Space at Westbury
Though you'll have two chances to party with everyone's favorite literate bar rockers on and right before New Year's Eve in NYC, tonight you can catch them for free (with RSVP) just outside of the city.

Andrew Wyatt (of Miike Snow), Sky White Tiger, SINCE, Prince Rama (DJ set), Rinsed (DJ set) @ Baby's All Right
Baby's is often hoppin' with a party crowd and with a lineup of DJs and performers like this, it looks like tonight's gonna be one of those nights.

Seu Jorge @ Blue Note
Best known here in America for acting in City of God and The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (which he scored using only acoustic, Portuguese David Bowie covers), but Brazilian artist Seu Jorge has been making music since the '90s. This is part of his eight-night run at the Blue Note.

Big Terrific @ Cameo
Max Silvestri hosts the free weekly comedy show in the back of Williamsburg's Cameo. No word on who's performing tonight, but Max usually lets us know via his Twitter.

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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November 18, 2014

TVOTR @ Free Press Summer Fest 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
TV on the Radio

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

TV on the Radio, Natasha Kmeto @ The Apollo
TV on the Radio may not all live in NYC anymore but it remains their spiritual home. They celebrate their new album, Seeds, with four shows here this week, tonight being the first and at one of the city's most historic venues.

StarTalk Live! with Neil deGrasse Tyson and Eugene Mirman @ Beacon Theatre
Neil deGrasse Tyson brings his popular space-themed radio show to Beacon Theatre with cohost Eugene Mirman and "special guests."

Thee Oh Sees, Jack Name @ Bowery Ballroom
While it's a new backing band, John Dwyer brings the same intensity as ever with his new line-up of the Oh Sees. Tonight's his first of two announced NYC shows with Jack Name. They'll play Warsaw on Friday.

High Highs, Fascinator, Nicholas Nicholas @ Baby's All Right
It's a double dose of Australia tonight, with the ethereal pop of High Highs and Fascinator's druggy dancerock.

"Top Secret!" @ Death by Audio
There's only five nights left of much-loved Death by Audio and none of the remaining lineups have been announced. Who could it be tonight?

Jonathan Richman @ The Bell House
With a naive charm and post-VU minimal style, Jonathan Richman has been charming audiences for 40 years. This is is first of two shows at The Bell House.

AC/DC 'Rock or Bust' Listening Party @ Webster Hall
Get an early listen of the veteran rawkers' new album at this event that comes with a free t-shirt, "special surprises and more." It's free but you need to get tickets here.

Seu Jorge @ Blue Note
Best known here in America for acting in City of God and The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (which he scored using only acoustic, Portuguese David Bowie covers), but Brazilian artist Seu Jorge has been making music since the '90s. This is part of his eight-night run at the Blue Note.

Jesse Boykins III, Melo-X, Chris Turner @ Marlin Room at Webster Hall
Jesse Boykins III teamed up with Machinedrum this year for his first full length since 2008 which brought together neo-soul and future garage-infected alt-R&B. He's played NYC a few times since it's release and he's at it again tonight.

Jessica Lea Mayfield, T. Hardy Morris and the Hardknocks, Marlowe Grey @ Brooklyn Bowl
One thing you definitely say about Jessica Lea Mayfield is she's never made the same album twice. This year's Make My Head Sing is her heaviest yet, with sludgy blues riffs that sometimes border on metal. Distortion pedal stomping aside, her voice is angelic as ever.

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

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November 17, 2014

New Pornographers @ The Brill Building this summer (more by Chris La Putt)
New Pornographers

Priests @ DbA in April (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Priests

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

The New Pornographers, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Coming off what might be the best album they've ever made, Brill Bruisers, Carl, Dan, Neko and the rest of the gang have been playing long, hit-filled sets on most of this tour which is opened by likeminded pop scholars TPOBPAH.

Future Punx, Priests, Downtown Boys, Pink Wash, B-Boys @ Death by Audio
Only six shows at DBA left, and this is the last one currently with a fully confirmed line-up. No surprise: it's a pretty killer bill headlined by Brooklyn new wavers Future Punx and DC's fiery Priests, plus two other Sister Polygon-turned-Don Giovanni bands, Downtown Boys and Pinkwash (mems Bleeding Rainbow, Hume), as well as B Boys.

Lucinda Williams @ Beacon Theater
Acclaimed roots singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams releases her new double album, Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone, earlier this year, which is also her first self-released album. That creative freedome lit a spark which has been apparent in her live performances too.

Forward, Long Knife, Green Beret, Night Birds @ Saint Vitus
It's night 2 of 2 for Forward in NYC tonight. These Japanese punks have been at it for years and any chance to catch them while they're in the US is one worth taking. Their tourmates Long Knife are no slouches either, and you also shouldn't miss Green Beret (mems Social Cirkle) and the surf/skate punks Night Birds.

YG, Nipsey Hussle @ Best Buy Theater
Compton rapper YG put out his well-received proper debut album, My Krazy Life, earlier this year, and he'll be heading back on tour in support of it soon. Most of the tour is co-headlining with A$AP Ferg, but tonight's NYC show is with Nipsey Hussle.

Guantanamo Baywatch, Pookie & The Poodlez, Skull Practitioners @ Cake Shop
Guantanamo Baywatch just played DbA with Ty Segall and have stuck around for what should be a pretty wild show with Bay Area nasally punks Pookie & the Poodlez. You can check out an EP from the latter below (fans of Hunx and Burger Records take notice).

Ryan Adams, Butch Walker @ Carnegie Hall
Ryan Adams has been a busy guy this year with a new solo album, collaborating on stage with Bob Mould, covering Foreigner and Bryan Adams, and whatever else it is he's up to. He's also on tour now and is in the midst of a five-show run in NYC. Tonight is his second of two solo acoustic gigs at Carnegie Hall.

Night Train with Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Brooks Wheelan, Joe Zimmerman, Mike Drucker, Koretta Gray, and Christian Polanco are the guests this week at Wyatt Cenac's comedy get-together.

Deep Space: Thomas Dolby (DJ), Francois K (DJ) @ Cielo
He's already blinded you with science, tonight Thomas Dolby blinds you with his DJ skills at his first-ever Manhattan set spinning with Paradise Garage vet Francois K.

East India Youth, The Mast @ Mercury Lounge
East India Youth's album Total Strife Forever didn't end up winning this year's Mercury Prize but it's an interesting mix of ambient composer styles and James Blake-ish neo-soul.

We originally listed Hess is More at Nublu tonight, his run doesn't actually start till Thursday (there was a listings error, apologies).

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November 16, 2014

Fiasco at old Silent Barn in 2010 (more by Leia Jospe)
Fiasco

Blacklisted at Cake Shop in 2010 (more by Brian Reilly)
Blacklisted

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

Alt-J, Mikky Ekko @ Beacon Theater
Alt-J followed up their debut with a new album this year, and besides red herring single "Left Hand Free" it's actually a weirder and less hooky album than their first. The band is headlining MSG next year so it may come as no surprise that tonight's much smaller show is sold out.

Fiasco, Sediment Club, Michael Jordan, Le Rug @ Death by Audio
Tonight's the seventh to last show ever at Death by Audio, and it's got a couple bands that used to be regulars around the Williamsburg scene -- Fiasco and Le Rug -- as well as no wavers Sediment Club and a band who shares their name with a famous basketball player.

The Dream Syndicate, Sunflower Bean @ Rough Trade
One of the leaders in LA's early-'80s "Paisley Underground" scene, The Dream Syndicate looked to The Velvet Underground and other '60s bands while most were playing with synthesizers. Broken up since the late '80s, Wynn reformed the band in 2012 with '80s-era members Dennis Duck and Mark Walton, plus Miracle 3 guitarist Jason Victor and they've been playing sporadically ever since. This is their second NYC show in 25 years (first was last night).

Blacklisted, Brain Slug, Razorheads @ Acheron (3 PM)
Formed out of the 2000s melodic hardcore scene, Philly's Blacklisted quickly pushed things further and ended up with material that retained the fury of their roots but was also truly experimental. They're planning to release their first album since 2009 next year, and we'll likely hear some of that at today's afternoon show.

Forward, Warcry, Long Knife, Ajax @ Acheron
With that Blacklisted matinee and tonight's Forward show, it's a good day for hardcore fans to just spend the whole day at Acheron. These Japanese punks have been at it for years and any chance to catch them while they're in the US is one worth taking. Their tourmates Long Knife are no slouches either, and the Tragedy-related Warcry and local rippers Ajax are worth catching as well. Strong bill. Forward and Long Knife do it again at Vitus tomorrow.

Decapitated, Misery Index, Pyrrhon @ Saint Vitus
Polish death metal vets Decapitated recently opened for GWAR in the NYC-area and now they're back for a smaller headlining show. Good DM bill all around too with Baltimore's grindy Misery Index and Brooklyn's genre-defying Pyrrhon.

Atmosphere, Prof, Dem Atlas, DJ Fundo @ Terminal 5
Alt-rap duo Atmosphere have been at it since the '90s and put out their seventh album, Southsiders, earlier this year. Slug and Ant are still in great form (as witnessed at their FFF set last weekend) and tonight's big T5 show should be a blast.

BELLS≥, The Pauses, Jumpers, Thurn & Taxis @ Grand Victory
Headlining this show is the Jawbox-related BELLS≥, who are of course always a good band to catch, but making this show extra interesting is it's the first full-band NYC show from Orlando's shapeshifting indie pop trio The Pauses (whose 2011 debut was produced by Jawbox frontman J. Robbins).

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

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November 15, 2014

Yvette at The Studio at Webster Hall (more by Chris La Putt)
Yvette
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Special Guest, Yvette, Big Ups, Ovlov @ Death By Audio
With a week left of shows, Death by Audio is really promising to make their suprise special guests special. Last night was Ty Segall. Who will it be tonight? Don't worry yourselves too much about it -- borderline industrial rock duo Yvette, smartass punks Big Ups and Connecticut's Ovlov are three reasons to go already

Johnny Marr, Meredith Shelton @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Recalling his prolific days with The Smiths, Johnny Marr has banged out two albums in a year's time. They're not at his 1985 peak, but they're not bad either. He's a lot of fun live, and peppers hit sets with oldies -- any chance to see him play "The Headmaster Ritual" is worth considering

The Dream Syndicate, EZTV @ Rough Trade
One of the leaders in LA's early-'80s "Paisley Underground" scene, The Dream Syndicate looked to The Velvet Underground and other '60s bands while most were playing with synthesizers. Broken up since the late '80s, Wynn reformed the band in 2012 with '80s-era members Dennis Duck and Mark Walton, plus Miracle 3 guitarist Jason Victor and they've been playing sporadically ever since. This is their first NYC show in 25 years.

Ryan Adams, Butch Walker @ Carnegie Hall
Ryan Adams has been a busy guy this year with a new solo album, collaborating on stage with Bob Mould, covering Foreigner and Bryan Adams, and whatever else it is he's up to. He's also on tour now and tonight is the first of five NYC-area shows, two of which are solo gigs at Carnegie Hall.

Tei Shi, Yumi Zouma, Oyinda @ Baby's All Right
New Zealand's Yumi Zouma mix synthpop and indiepop styles, which makes Cascine an ideal label for the band. They play tonight with Brooklyn (by way of Argentina, Vancouver and Montreal) singer Tei Shi who makes appealingly danceable pop.

Guantanamo Baywatch, Fletcher C. Johnson, Scully @ Baby's All Right
After the Tei Shi/Yumi Zouma show, hang around Baby's for something less shiny and more garagey.

Naam, White Hills, No Way, Blackout, It's Not Night, It's Space, Chimpgrinder, Wonderbreed, Eidetic Seeing, Mountain God, Blackest, Grizzlor @ Paper Box
There's some cool bands on this all-day show that they're calling Sludgefeast, but most notably it's the last show by psych rockers NAAM before they go on hiatus. Catch 'em while you still can.

Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa, Fascinator, Cuddle Formation @ Cake Shop
Former Ponytail guitarist Dustin Wong moved back to his childhood home of Japan after completing his trilogy of loop-based albums and began collaborating with musician Takako Minekawa. Using a specially designed interface that allows them to switch from guitar to keyboards to sampler to vocals, their music is creative and playful. Tonight's show is with Australian ex-pat Fascinator, whose eccentric brand of pop is definitely worth arriving early.

Antarctigo Vespucci, Hard Girls, Mikey Erg, Turnip King @ Palisades
Antarctigo Vespucci is the collaborative project of Fake Problems singer Chris Farren and former Bomb the Music Industry singer Jeff Rosenstock. Their tourmates Hard Girls make superior indie punk, making this a very good double billed tour. Great support at this show too from punk's everywhere man Mikey Erg and local indie rockers Turnip King.

Fred Falke, Alex English @ Cielo
Get on those dancing shoes and head to Cielo where the great French house producer Fred Falke will handle the boards.

Tim Sweeney, Tom Noble, Palmbomen @ Cameo
Tonight is the 15th anniversary party for Tim Sweeney's "Beats in Space" show which has aired every airs every Tuesday on WNYU. Tim was instrumental in shaping the early days of DFA so expect a night of that style disco and dance.

Supersuckers, Hail Action @ Knitting Factory
Supersuckers have been putting out quality cowpunk, garage rock and more since the early '90s, and this year they returned with Get the Hell, their first album since 2008. Shit will be kicked tonight.

Holy Sons, Elisa Ambrogio, Ryan Sawyer @ Union Pool
Good show all around with Emil Amos' (Grails, Om) trippy Holy Sons project, Elisa Ambrogio of noise trio Magik Markers who makes significantly less noisy material on her new solo debut, and well-matched opener Ryan Sawyer.

Shilpa Ray, Northern Arms, D'NT @ Cameo Gallery
Punk blues rocker Shilpa Ray is one of Brooklyn's many always-consistent gems. Tonight's as good a chance as any to catch her live.

Suzanne Vega @ Joe's Pub (2 shows)
She may be be best known for "Luka" and "Tom's Diner" (both from 1987's Solitude Standing) but Suzanne Vega's gift for songwriting has continued since. She plays an early and a late show tonight.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Mini Mansions @ Bowery Ballroom
This quirky Detroit pop duo are fond of high concepts, elaborate stage shows, and big hooks. Their first of two NYC shows this week.

Vorde, Haethen, KAMA RUPA, Drowning The Virgin Silence @ Acheron
Vorde have been one of the better black metal bands on the local NYC scene for a while now, and this week they put out their debut album (stream a couple tracks below). Tonight's the release show.

Devin, Walking Shapes, The Big Sleep, Youngman Grand, Whiskey Bitches @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
It's another night of food, drinks, arcade games, shopping and indie rock at Brooklyn Night Bazaar. Free to get in.

Phil Lesh @ Capitol Theatre
As any Deadhead can tell you, Phil Lesh plays the favorites and his current band does it well. It's another night of his never-ending residency at The Cap, and these shows are always a good time.

Seu Jorge @ Blue Note
Best known here in America for acting in City of God and The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (which he scored using only acoustic, Portuguese David Bowie covers), but Brazilian artist Seu Jorge has been making music since the '90s. This is part of his eight-night run at the Blue Note.

Skanksgiving 2014 w/ The Pietasters, The Slackers, Mephiskapheles, Westbound Train, Avon Junkies, Backyard Superheroes @ Starland Ballroom
It's not quite Thanksgiving but it's definitely Skanksgiving tonight at Starland Ballroom, which hosts a slew of veteran ska bands.

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

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