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March 27, 2015

Swervedriver at BV-SXSW 2015 (more by Tim Griffin)
Swervedriver

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

Swervedriver, Gateway Drugs @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Arguably the heaviest, most rocking of the original UK shoegaze acts, Swervedriver returned this year with their first new album since the '90s -- and it's pretty damn good. But expect to hear favorites like "Duel" and "Rave Down," too, at their NYC shows this weekend.

Patti Smith & Jesse Smith @ Le Poisson Rouge
Punk pioneer and NYC icon Patti Smith has been giving a variety of performances lately, and this one's a collaboration with her daughter Jesse for the "Hands On Live" benefit concert, which raises funds for Terakoya, "a new naturopathy clinic/workshop to be built in the upstate Catskill Mountains."

The Get Up Kids, PUP, Restorations @ Stone Pony
Nineties-era greats The Get Up Kids last reunited in NYC before every '90s emo band you could think of started doing the same thing, and now they're finally back for another round. They don't hit NYC proper, but will be in NJ tonight and Long Island tomorrow. Great openers too: poppy Canadian punks PUP and Philly's heart-on-sleeve rockers Restorations.

La Dispute, Title Fight, The Hotelier @ Webster Hall
This is a killer triple bill with two always-progressing co-headliners -- La Dispute whose newest stuff is progressive post-hardcore with a hint of spoken word, and Title Fight who are currently toeing the line between punk and shoegaze. Cathartic emo band The Hotelier open the show. Sold out.

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion @ The Point
The JSBX released their cracking new album Freedom Tower: No Wave Dance Party 2015 this week and are celebrating by playing shows in every borough. Tonight takes them to the Bronx where they'll play a benefit for Hunts Point community center The Point.

Diamond Rugs, New Madrid, Justin Collins @ Bowery Ballroom
This supergroup -- featuring John McCauley & Robbie Cowell of Deer Tick, Ian Saint Pe formerly of Black Lips, T. Hardy Morris of Dead Confederate, Steve Berlin of Los Lobos and Bryan Dufresne of Six Finger Satellite -- released their  second album this year and bring their good-time rock n' roll to NYC tonight.

Har Mar Superstar, Kahli Abdu, VHS Safari @ Knitting Factory
A fearless and funny performer, Har Mar Superstar brings the party -- and his R&B/rock/pop songs -- to wherever he plays. This one starts at 11:30 PM and will go late.

Untold, Egyptrixx, Tessela (DJ Set) @ The Wick
The "Tinnitus" series continues tonight, pairing together UK bass producer Untold with Canada's UK-inspired Egyptrixx.

Ikonika, Jubilee, DJ HVAD, Tripletrain, Geng, Dave Q, "Very Special Guest" @ Palisades
UK Hyperdub-signed producer Ikonika (aka Sara Abdel-Hamid) makes the kind of dubstep her label's best known for, with releases dating back to 2008. Tonight's show has a "Very Special Guest." Any guesses?

Sannhet, Kayo Dot, Oneirogen @ Saint Vitus
Brooklyn trio Sannhet make crushing instrumental post-metal and their live show (killer light show included) can really overwhelm you if you let it. Tonight's their release show for Revisionist, and it's a great bill all around with Toby Driver's genre-less collective Kayo Dot and one man metal band Oneirogen.

Tobias Jesso Jr., Okay Kaya @ Baby's All Right
Canadian singer-songwriter TJJ recalls the early-'70s days of Harry Nilsson, Randy Newman and John Lennon on his new album, Goon. Will he live up to the hype?

Teen Suicide, LVL UP, Amanda X, Crying, Flagland, Washer @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
This whole bill is a pretty great showcase of the burgeoning Northeast indie rock scene, with Ricky Eat Acid's punk band Teen Suicide, '90s-esque rockers LVL UP, punky indie rock trio Amanda X, chiptune-gone-Rush trio Crying, garage rockers Flagland, and the shambolic sounds of Washer.

The Budos Band, Spires @ Brooklyn Bowl
Where their first three albums traffiked in funky afropop, the Budos Band went heavy (as in almost proto-metal) on last year's Burnt Offering which works a lot more organically than you might think. This is their first of two

Shakey Graves, Nikki Lane @ Warsaw
Quickly-rising Austin folk singer Shakey Graves plays his second of two NYC shows with Nikki Lane tonight.

Hallelujah the Hills, Adam Schatz (of Landlady) @ Bell House
Boston cult indie rockers Hallelujah the Hills have been at it for ten years, developing a very loyal fan base. Anthemic choruses abound.

Dropdead, Fucking Invincible, V-Sect, Narcoleptics @ The Acheron
Providence hardcore vets Dropdead have been going strong since '91 with most of their original lineup, and their newest material is just as crushing as their classic stuff. Fucking Invincible are not to miss either.

Las Rosas, Boytoy, Threats (members of Drowners), Winstons @ Alphaville
It's a gaggle of garage rock in the back room of Bushwick bar Alphaville tonight, headlined by the very '60s-ish Las Rosas

Baked, Bueno, Leapling, Weed Hounds, Pupppy @ Shea Stadium
Tonight's Shea show brings together a handful of regulars on Brooklyn's current indie rock scene.

Deborah Harry @ Cafe Carlyle
Blondie singer Deborah Harry continues her residency at Upper East side cabaret supper club Cafe Carlyle tonight. It runs through April 4.

Bob's Burger's Live @ Beacon Theater
The entire main cast of FOX's charming animated sitcom are on hand for this event tonight for individual standup segments, a table read of an upcoming episode and an audience Q&A.

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

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March 26, 2015

photo: Torche at Gramercy Theatre in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Torche

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

Torche, Nothing, Wrong @ Saint Vitus
This bill is pretty amazing all around, with "stoner pop" band Torche, whose new album is their heaviest in a while and most psychedelic yet, plus heavy shoegazers Nothing and Miami's WRong (ex-Capsule, Kylesa).

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion @ Hank's Saloon
The JSBX released their cracking new album Freedom Tower: No Wave Dance Party 2015 this week and are celebrating by playing shows in every borough. Tonight brings them to downtown Brooklyn's tiny Hank's Saloon which, if you've been there, you know is gonna be a wild, wild show. You had to buy the new album at Turntable Lab to get guaranteed admission tonight. Still, go early.

Neil Diamond @ Barclays Center
Brooklyn native, songwriting legend, and master showman, Neil Diamond is one-of-a-kind who will be pulling out all the stops and putting on the hits tonight at Barclays.

Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders, Invisible Familiars, Sam Cohen @ Rough Trade
Jack Ladder makes synth pop and has a voice that's gained more than a few deserved comparisons to Nick Cave. He and his very eccentric band (Kirin J Callinan included) are a sight to see, and his funny stage banter is worth showing up for too. Openers are good too: Cibo Matto/GOASTT collaborator Invisible Familiars and former Yellowbirds frontman Sam Cohen.

Big Ups, Kissing Fractures, Swings, BBC America @ Aviv
Local Fugazi/Slint-esque post-hardcore crushers Big Ups headline this show, and they're joined by Brooklyn's folky Kissing Fractures, DC's Swings, and Ohio's BBC America.

Suboi, Sandunes, Hashback Hashish @ Baby's All Right
Vietnamese rapper Suboi made quite the impression at our SXSW party, where the crowd who came out for her was super appreciative and Suboi definitely knew how to get the onlookers in the back more involved too.

Cancer Bats, Exalt, No Way @ Cake Shop
Canada's Cancer Bats make ripping hardcore with a little stoner rock riffage thrown in too. Tonight's their first of two NYC shows on this tour.

Shakey Graves, Nikki Lane @ Irving Plaza
Austin folk singer keeps getting bigger and bigger, and if you've seen him live it's not hard to see why. Tonight's his first of two NYC shows on this tour.

Max Richter, American Contemporary Music Ensemble @ Le Poisson Rouge
Grammy-nominated contemporary composer Max Richter is in NYC revisiting some of his older albums/pieces this week. Tonight, his second show at LPR, features a selection from his albums Memoryhouse and Songs from Before.

Tobias Jesso Jr., Okay Kaya @ Mercury Lounge
Canadian singer-songwriter TJJ recalls the early-'70s days of Harry Nilsson, Randy Newman and John Lennon on his new album, Goon. This is his first of two sold-out NYC shows.

Morne, Trenchgrinder, Sangharsha @ The Acheron
Boston crust-sludgesters Morne put out a live album earlier this month, but there's still nothing like their actual live show, which you can experience tonight. Good openers too.

Anoraak (live), Plastic Plates, Joakim (DJ set) @ Verboten
If you dug the Drive soundtrack, you'll probably dig Anoraak, who associate with Drive contributors Electric Youth and College.

Demdike Stare, RROSE @ West Park Church
Forward-thinking electronic musicians Demdike Stare and Rrose come together for this show. Demdike Stare will be performing a score to Benjamin Christensen's film "Haxan," and Rrose will be performing James Tenney's solo gong piece "Having Never Written a Note for Percussion." The church is at 165 W 86 St.

Capsize, Young Graves, XpassageX @ Coco 66
San Deigo's Capsize are one of the newer bands on Equal Vision, but they hearken back to the label's early '00s days with bands like Converge and Give Up the Ghost.

Marc Ribot, Emeline Michel @ Greenwich House Music School
Guitar legend Marc Ribot teems with Haitian singer Emeline Michel tonight to pay tribute to Haitian classical guitar icon Frantz Casseus.

Told Slant, Free Cake For Every Creature, Florist, Trace Mountains @ Shea Stadium
Tonight Shea hosts a good showcase with a handful of local DIY bands, including The Epoch's Told Slant and Florist, twee folk singer Free Cake For Every Creature, and the LVL UP-related Trace Mountains.

Deborah Harry @ Cafe Carlyle
Blondie singer Deborah Harry continues her residency at Upper East side cabaret supper club Cafe Carlyle tonight. It runs through April 4.

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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March 25, 2015

photo: Action Bronson at Coachella 2013 (more by Wei Shi)
Action Bronson

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

Bjork @ City Center
Bjork's in the midst of a sold-out seven-show run in NYC supporting her powerful new album, Vulnicura. She'll be performing with her Vulicura collaborator Arca, plus percussionist Manu Delago and 15-piece chamber ensemble Alarm Will Sound. This is her first of two City Center shows, the final ones in her NYC run.

Ms. Lauryn Hill @ City Winery
Tonight, neo-soul great Lauryn Hill concludes her run of nine intimate acoustic shows in NYC. Sold out.

Action Bronson @ Terminal 5
'90s-loving rapper Action Bronson put out his major label debut, Mr. Wonderful, this week, and tonight's his second of two huge release shows for it.

Villagers, Zachary Cale @ Union Pool
Villagers is a few weeks away from releasing his new home-recorded album, which from the singles is sounding like his barest material yet. Hopefully we'll hear some more of that tonight.

Grooms, Sleepies, Bambara, The Flag @ Alphaville
Grooms' new album goes in different territory for the band, taking things into spacier, kraut-ier territory -- while still making room for their distinctive, dissonant guitars. The album is also probably the catchiest batch of songs Grooms have ever delivered.

Kirin J Callinan, Donny Benet @ Baby's All Right
While on tour with Jack Ladder, KJC will be performing a solo set, as well as songs with Donny Benet (who also plays in Jack's band), and more "special guests." Is Conan Mockasin in town? This is a free show.

Kate Tempest, Lightning Bug, Tkay Maidza @ Rough Trade
She's an award-winning poet and just-published novelist, but Kate Tempest is at her most immediate as a rapper, as heard on last year's very good, gritty Everybody Down. This is her second of two sold-out NYC shows this week.

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion @ WFMU Monty Hall
In the midst of their "Five Borough Freedom Tour," the JSBX cross the Hudson to play WFMU's fairly new Monty Hall venue in the ground floor of their HQ.

Kid Creole & The Coconuts @ BB King Blues Club
Kid Creole (aka August Darnell) has leading the Coconuts in one form or another since 1980, mixing musical styles (big band, disco, new wave, you name it) into one big cocktail served in a...oh, you know what we're going. Kid's a true original.

Max Richter, American Contemporary Music Ensemble @ Le Poisson Rouge
Grammy-nominated contemporary composer Max Richter is in NYC revisiting some of his older albums/pieces this week. Tonight he performs The Leftovers and The Blue Notebooks, and tomorrow he returns to LPR for two different ones.

Melt, Secret Crush, Pill, Gingerlys @ Palisades
Falling somewhere between indiepop and shoegaze are Brooklyn's Gingerlys, whose debut EP is brimming with charming pop hooks; Pill, meanwhile, make shouty post-punk that's filthy with saxxy skronk.

High Waisted, Jangula, Ski Lodge, Swimsuit Issue, Indigo Wild @ Pianos
Ski Lodge, who got a little more synthy on their new single, are doing a joint residency with fellow Brooklyn band Jangula every Wednesday in March.

Deborah Harry @ Cafe Carlyle
Tonight, the Blondie singer begins a residency at Upper East side cabaret supper club Cafe Carlyle that runs through April 4.

L-Vis 1990 "and friends" @ Elvis Guesthouse
Electronic producer and Night Slugs co-head L-Vis 1990 takes over the similarly-named bar Elvis Guesthouse for a free late show with unannounced guests.

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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March 24, 2015

Kate Tempest @ SXSW last week (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...

Action Bronson @ Terminal 5
Chef-turned-rapper Action Bronson releases his new album, Mr Wonderful, this week and is celebrating with two big shows at Terminal 5. Tonight's sold out but you can still get tickets to Wednesday's show.

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion @ Cake Shop
The JSBX release their cracking new album Freedom Tower: No Wave Dance Party 2015 this week and are celebrating by playing shows in every borough. Tonight brings them to NYC's Cake Shop and to get tickets you need to buy the album at Other Music.

Taking Back Sunday, The Menzingers @ The Paramount
Long Island emo vets TBS released Happiness Is in 2014 which was made with the same lineup that produced 2002's Tell All Your Friends. Philly punks The Menzingers and LA's Letlive open.

A Winged Victory for the Sullen, Loscil @ Le Poisson Rouge
Ambient duo A Winged Victory for the Sullen (aka Stars of the Lid's Adam Wiltzie and pianist/composer Dustin O'Halloran) released their sophomore album, Atomos, to much acclaim last year via Kranky. They'll get LPR nice and chill tonight.

Kate Tempest, Jack Garratt @ Mercury Lounge
She's an award-winning poet and just-published novelist, but Kate Tempest is at her most immediate as a rapper, as heard on last year's very good, gritty Everybody Down. This is her first of two sold-out NYC shows this week.

Hess is More, HITS, Lily McQueen @ Mercury Lounge
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.

Gingerlys, Baby Acid, Physical Media, Acid Dad @ Pianos
Falling somewhere between indiepop and shoegaze are Brooklyn's Gingerlys, whose debut EP is brimming with charming pop hooks.

Not Suitable For Television: An Evening of Material Rejected from Television @ Littlefield
This series brings to life TV pilot scripts that never made to filming. Tonight's reading features Janeane Garofalo, "TV's Frank" Conniff, Jena Friedman, Brandon Scott Wolf, Andrew Law, Andy Blitz, Sabrina Jalees, and Aaron Glaser.

Radiator Hospital, Nice Try, The Meltaways, Trace Mountains @ Silent Barn
Radiator Hospital -- the band fronted by former Waxahatchee member Sam Cook-Parrott and including current Swearin' drummer Jeff Bolt -- make hyper punky/strummy pop, as heard on last year's Torch Song.

Tsu Shi Ma Mi Re, Quorum, The Fin., Zarigani$, Bo-Peep, Samurai Dynamites @ Knitting Factory
This show is being billed as "Japan Night" featuring a whole bunch of groups from that country fresh from performances at SXSW.

San Cisco @ Rough Trade
Australian band San Cisco released their bright and poppy new album, Gracetown, last week and play a free record release show tonight. No wristband required.

The Wharton Tiers Ensemble, Martin Bisi, Tenterhooks, Secret Numbers @ The Rock Shop
Between the two of them, audio engineers Wharton Tiers, and Martin Bisi have worked on records by some of the biggest names in the '80s no-wave scene. They are both musicians as well, and are on the same bill this evening.

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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March 23, 2015

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

Laura Marling, Villagers @ Warsaw
On her terrific new album, Short Movie, Laura Marling goes widescreen electric with bigger ambitions and arrangements. But her folk roots still shine through. If you're going to tonight's sold-out show, do get there in time for Villagers, aka Irish singer-songwriter Conor O'Brien whose new album will be out next month.

The Music of David Byrne & Talking Heads @ Carnegie Hall
Michael Dorf's annual charity tribute concert at Carnegie Hall happens tonight with Rufus Wainwright, Steve Earle, Sharon Jones, Amanda Palmer & Jherek Bischoff, Cee-Lo Green, Beth Orton, and lots more performing the songs of David Byrne & Talking Heads. Antibalas are the backing band.

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion @ Liedy's Shore Inn
The JSBX release their cracking new album Freedom Tower: No Wave Dance Party 2015 this week and are celebrating by playing shows at dive bars in every borough. Tonight brings them to Staten Island's Liedy's Shore Inn. It's free.

Night Train @ Littlefield
It's a good Night Train this week, as Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal, who used to host "Hot Tub" at Littlefield, are "hijacking" the show. Guests include Eugene Mirman, Phoebe Robinson, Jessica Williams, Matt Wayne, Alingon Mitra, and Michael Palascak. Unsurprisingly, it's sold out.

The Preatures, Long Nails, The BOTS @ Rough Trade
Ever wonder what it would be like if The Strokes and Haim were one Australian band. It might sound a little like Sydney's The Preatures, who are stopping here post-SXSW. Sold out.

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

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March 22, 2015

photo: Swans in Chicago in 2014 (more by Brigid Gallagher)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Belle Mare, Floating Compass @ Cameo
London native Amelia Bushell and Thomas Servidone met at a Brooklyn open mic, the two bonded and soon Belle Mare was formed. The band's new album, due out later this year, expands the band's spare, delicate sound into more widescreen atmospherics.

The Music of David Byrne & Talking Heads @ City Winery
Michael Dorf's annual charity tribute concert at Carnegie Hall happens on Monday with Rufus Wainwright, Steve Earle, Sharon Jones, Amanda Palmer & Jherek Bischoff, Cee-Lo Green, Beth Orton, and lots more performing the songs of David Byrne & Talking Heads. Tonight backing band Antibalas has an open rehearsal at City Winery with..."special guests."

Bjork @ King's Theatre
Bjork's in the midst of a sold-out seven-show run in NYC supporting her powerful new album, Vulnicura. She'll be performing with her Vulicura collaborator Arca, plus percussionist Manu Delago and 15-piece chamber ensemble Alarm Will Sound. This 3 PM matinee is her second of two shows at Brooklyn's gorgeous, freshly renovated King's Theatre.

Swans, Little Annie @ Music Hall of Williamburg
Swans returned five years and three records ago, and nothing's been slowing down this late-career creative burst. The albums are some of their best yet, and the live shows are unstoppable.

Necking, Talibam!, Colin L. Orchestra, Sexy Thoughts, Alien Whale @ Trans-Pecos
This is an all-day show that serves as a farewell to Necking drummer Nick Lesley (who also is one half of Alien Whale) who is moving out of NYC. It's also a release party for levitators Talibam! whose Translition to Siriusness EP is fresh off the press.

Dispirit, Occulation, Ominous Resurrection @ Saint Vitus
West Coast black metal greats Dispirit, featuring John Gossard of Weakling, have been around since 2000 but never played the East Coast in all of their time as a band. That finally changes this weekend, tonight being their second of two shows at Vitus. If you went Friday, expect a very different set tonight.

Jefferson Starship @ BB King Blues Club
Like the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane turn 50 this year, and to celebrate that, founding guitarist, backup and sometimes-lead vocalist Paul Kantner's band Jefferson Starship are out playing full Jefferson Airplane sets, joined by longtime member David Freiberg (of Quicksilver Messenger Service and a brief Airplane member in the early '70s), as well as Cathy Richardson, Donny Baldwin, Chris Smith and Jude Gold.

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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March 21, 2015

Grant Hart
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Grant Hart, Forever House, Tinmouth, Funcrusher @ Cake Shop
Grant Hart may be not as popular as his former Husker Du bandmate Bob Mould, but he's got an active solo career as well, which included the release of 2013's very well-received The Argument. Tonight, Grant and The Anagram Ensemble share an evening to celebrate the release of James Ilgenfritz's opera The Ticket That Exploded on Grant's Con D'Or record label.

Buke and Gase, Zs, Marley G, Fossil @ Aviv
Buke & Gase make their own instruments, and get pretty eccentric sounds out of them, too. They headline this bill of avant/experimental acts.

A-Trak @ Marquee
Producer and co-founder of Fool's Gold Records, A-Trak plays tonight at this West Side bottle service type megaclub.

Lauryn Hill @ Madiba Harlem
Back in action, onetime Fugee and R&B great on her own Lauryn Hill's currently in the midst of a nine-show NYC run as part of an intimate acoustic tour

Denitia and Sene, The Funk Art, Mamarazzi, Unity @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar puts local crafts, microbrews, food-truck type eats, mini golf, ping pong, and live music all under one Greenpoint roof. Tonight's music is headlined by Brooklyn dance duo Denitia and Sene.

Ethel, Kaki King, John King @ Merkin Concert Hall
Part of the Ecstatic Music Festival, this performance combines the forces of string quartet ETHEL, guitarist Kaki King; and composer/guitarist/violist John King.

Child Abuse, Microwaves, bbigpigg, Radio Shock @ Muchmores
Do you like noise? This should be a good show for you, with Child Abuse and bbigpigg both creating an intense din.

Ellen Allien, DJ QU, Lauren Ritter @ Output
German DJ/producer Ellen Allien is a multihyphenate, running the influential BPitch Control label, carving out a niche in t-shirt design, and maker of cutting edge dance music. She's stopping in NYC for this gig before heading to Miami's Winter Music Conference next weekend.

Tim Sweeney, Tom Noble, Palmbomen (II), Larry Gus, Abu Ashley @ Palisades
Beats in Space host, onetime DFA cohort and general '00s-era party guru Tim Sweeney headlines this show that also features a live performance from DFA-signed Italian producer Larry Gus and more.

Tiger Flowers, So Hideous, Cyperna, Godmaker, Mary Todd
NYC metalcore band Tiger Flowers are a cocktail of furious hardcore interjected with chaotic blasts of screaming feedback, time changes, doomy-riffs that are, most importantly, delivered with tons of live energy.

Bent Shapes, Kindling, Night Powers, Decorum @ The Gutter
Boston's Bent Shapes who make jangly indie pop...but with real bite. Good live, too. They headline this bill put together by the nice folks at Gimme Tinitus and Mirror Universe Tapes.

Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction w/ Jared Logan, Dave Hill, Ashley Brooke Roberts, Max Silvestri, Eli Sairs, Kara Klenk, Mehran Khag @ Union Hall
This is a live taping of Nerdist podcast "Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction" where comedians read pieces they wrote based on audience suggestions

Cashmere Cat @ Webster Hall
Kanye collaborator Cashmere Cat (who co-produced Ye's new single "Wolves" that he just debuted at his fashion show and then performed on SNL 40) is currently on tour with Ariana Grande but plays this headlining show 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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March 20, 2015

Chumped @ BK Night Bazar, 2014 (more by Mimi Hong)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Andrew Jackson Jihad, The Smith Street Band, Jeff Rosenstock, Chumped @ Warsaw
Folk punks Andrew Jackson Jihad returned this year with their fifth album, Christmas Island, and are currently on tour -- presented by The AV Club -- with Australian SideOneDummy labelmates The Smith Street Band, their American labelmate Jeff Rosenstock, and Brooklyn DIY pop punks Chumped.

Sadaf, Lafawndah, Tigga Calore, No Bra, DJ DJ De Se @ Palisades
It's an all-female lineup tonight, featuring experimental singer/producer Sadaf, Teengirl Fantasy collaborator Lafawndah, rapper Tigga Calore (who maybe you've caught with Azealia Banks or Le1f), and post-punk performance artist No Bra.

Dispirit, Vorde, Theologian, Anicon @ Saint Vitus
West Coast black metal greats Dispirit, featuring John Gossard of Weakling, have been around since 2000 but never played the East Coast in all of their time as a band. That finally changes this weekend, tonight being their first of two shows at Vitus. They say, "We will play a different set each night as well, so between both shows we should perform all, or most, of the material from our two releases as well as a few newer unreleased songs."

Lauryn Hill @ Madiba Harlem
Back in action, onetime Fugee and R&B great on her own Lauryn Hill's currently in the midst of a nine-show NYC run as part of an intimate acoustic tour

The Figgs @ Mercury Lounge
Saratoga Springs power pop trio The Figgs are one of the most underrated bands of the last 20 years, bringing tight musicianship, catchy songs and a genuine sense of fun to their shows. Tonight's a record release show for their new album, Other Planes of Here.

Advlts, Foster Care, Sick Thoughts, Hatrabbits @ The Acheron
Baltimore's Advlts make smash-it-up, sneery punk with roots in The Stooges and The Dammned. Catch em tonight with attitudenal/adenoidal Brooklyn burners Foster Care and Hatrabbits (members of The Ergs and Pity Party).

Borts Minorts, Bambara, The Veda Rays, Video Daughters, Retail @ Aviv
A disparate bill, this, featuring the strange and wonderful performance artist Borts Minorts, and hard-hitting, gothy trio Bambara and more.

Aeroplane, Fort Romeau, JDH & Dave P @ Good Room
Vito de Luca is dance music producer/remixer Aeroplane. While his 2010 album We Can Fly was a bit of a disappointment, he forever gets a pass for his remix of Friendly Fires' "Paris" that featured Au Revoir Simone still sounds great today.

The Gingerlys, Lady, The Front Doors @ The Gutter
Falling somewhere between indiepop and shoegaze are Brooklyn's Gingerlys, whose debut EP is brimming with charming pop hooks.

Franco Falsini's Sensations Fix, Excepter, Ghost Light, Miles Pflanx @ Trans-Pecos
Celebrate the vernal equinox (and supermoon and solar eclipse) with this show presented by Excepter and featuring Italian progressive rock guru (and Sensations Fix main man) Franco Falsini.

Aaron Freeman @ City Winery
Aaron Freeman, the man once known as Gene Ween, put out a record with his new band, FREEMAN, last summer showcasing a bunch of tracks reminiscent of the Ween sound. Tonight's billed as "An Evening with Aaron Freeman."

Cold War Kids, Elliot Moss @ Terminal 5
California's Cold War Kids have been at it for more than a decade, and released their fifth album of anthemic indie, Hold My Home, 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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March 19, 2015

photos: Perfume Genius @ Music Hall of Williamsburg, October 2014 (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...

Perfume Genius, Jenny Hval @ Stage 48
Perfume Genius made a big leap forward on last year's excellent Too Bright, which moved beyond sparse piano torch songs and into wildly different sonic territory... and pulling it off expertly. Norway's Jenny Hval makes for a good sonic match.

Modest Mouse, Mimicking Birds @ Webster Hall
Isaac Brock and company just released Strangers to Ourselves, Modest Mouse's first album in eight years. It sounds like a Modest Mouse album... in a good way. Tonight's the second of two fairly small shows (for them) at Webster Hall. Sold out, natch.

Charly Bliss, Sundelles, Winstons @ Alphaville
Charly Bliss' most recent single is called "Soft Serve" and is sugary indie rock pop with plenty of sprinkles. They play tonight with the long-running and underrated garage rockers Sundelles.

Taking Back Sunday, The Menzingers, Letlive @ Best Buy Theater
Long Island emo vets TBS released Happiness Is in 2014 which was made with the same lineup that produced 2002's Tell All Your Friends. Philly punks The Menzingers and LA's Letlive open.

Megafortress, North Americans @ Cameo Gallery
rooklyn resident Bill Gillim makes dreamy, soundscape pop under the nameMegafortress. His most recent album, Believer, was released at the end of 2014 via Joel Ford's Driftless Recordings.

Janeane Garofalo, Sara Benincasa, Lizz Winstead & more @ The Bell House
Janeane Garofalo will headline this comedy event event called "Reductress Presents: The Brotherhood of Women" that also features Naomi Ekperigin, Eliot Glazer, Tyler Coates, Elissa Bassist​, Cocoon Central Dance Team, and Anna Drezen.

PAT w/ JD Samson@ Union Pool
Tonight is JD Samson's party, Pat, that focuses on "good vibes, good sound, video projection by local video artists and DJ's that aren't afraid to go deep." There are DJs in the front room and the back performance space, and it's free.

Phil Lesh 75th Birthday Celebration @ The Capitol Theatre
The Grateful Dead's Phil Lesh celebrates his 75th birthday with four Capitol Theatre shows this week, this being the final one.

Dave & Phil Alvin w/ The Guilty Ones, The Far West @ City Winery
Dave and Phil Alvin are best known for their great early-'80s band The Blasters who blended rockabilly, blues, country and rock n' roll. Last summer, the famously quarrelsome brohters released their first album together in 30 years, a tribute to Chicago blues great Big Bill Broonzy. They'll play songs from that, and hopefully dip into the Blasters catalog as well, 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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March 18, 2015

photo: Modest Mouse @ Firefly Fest 2012 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Bjork @ King's Theatre
Bjork's in the midst of a sold-out seven-show run in NYC supporting her powerful new album, Vulnicura. She'll be performing with her Vulicura collaborator Arca, plus percussionist Manu Delago and 15-piece chamber ensemble Alarm Will Sound. This is her first of two nights at Brooklyn's freshly renovated King's Theatre.

Modest Mouse @ Webster Hall
Isaac Brock and company just released Strangers to Ourselves, Modest Mouse's first album in eight years. It sounds like a Modest Mouse album... in a good way. Tonight's the first of two fairly small shows (for them) at Webster Hall. Sold out, natch.

Jozef Van Wissem @ Le Poisson Rouge
The lute is often shoved in the Ren-Faire ghetto, but Dutch musician Jozef Van Wissem does his best to make the instrument dark and mysterious.

Vida Mayo, Napoleon, Jangula, Ski Lodge, Freelings, My Electric Heart @ Pianos
Ski Lodge, who got a little more synthy on their new single, are doing a joint residency with fellow Brooklyn band Jangula every Wednesday in March.

Terry Riley 80th Birthday Concert @ Merkin Concert Hall
Part of the Ecstatic Music Festival, tonight's a celebration of American composer and general music legend Terry Riley. On hand will be Gyan Riley, Emily Wells, Face the Music, Marco Benevento and Simon Taylor-Davies of Klaxons .

Taking Back Sunday, The Menzingers, Letlive @ Best Buy Theatre
Long Island emo vets TBS released Happiness Is in 2014 which was made with the same lineup that produced 2002's Tell All Your Friends. Philly punks The Menzingers and LA's Letlive open.

Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin with The Guilty Ones @ The Bell House
Dave and Phil Alvin are best known for their great early-'80s band The Blasters who blended rockabilly, blues, country and rock n' roll. Last summer, the famously quarrelsome brohters released their first album together in 30 years, a tribute to Chicago blues great Big Bill Broonzy. They'll play songs from that, and hopefully dip into the Blasters catalog as well, tonight

Phil Lesh 75th Birthday Celebration @ The Capitol Theatre
The Grateful Dead's Phil Lesh celebrates his 75th birthday with four Capitol Theatre shows this week, this being the third.

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.

Lo Pan, Against The Grain, Family
Columbus, OH trio Lo Pan will light up VItus with their smokin' grooves and stoned riffage 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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Most of the BrooklynVegan staff is in Austin this week for SXSW. You can follow @BVSXSW on Twitter for in-the-moment coverage and @BVAustin and @BrooklynVegan for instagram photos.

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