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August 29, 2014

Joanna Gruesome @ Shea Stadium earlier this week (more by Dylan Johnson)
Joanna

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

Joanna Gruesome, Big Ups @ South Street Seaport (FREE)
Joanna Gruesome pull equally from indie pop and aggressive punk, and the energy of their super-fun live shows leans more towards the latter. Big Ups pull from early '90s post-hardcore, and like JG, their live show is really where it's at. This show is free -- a great way to start off your Labor Day Weekend.

Handsome Family, Richard Buckner, Cereus Bright @ Rough Trade
True Detective may not have scored much at this year's Emmys, but the hit HBO show certainly brought deserved attention to veteran Americana gothic band Handsome Family via "Far From Any Road," which was used as the theme song.

Single Mothers, Dope Body, Vulture Shit, Ed Schrader's Music Beat @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Canada's Single Mothers have been making highly promising literate punk for a few years now, and this year they're finally ready to release their long-awaited debut LP. The rest of the bill is great too, with noise rockers Dope Body, guitar-less punks Vulture Shit, and post-punks Ed Schrader's Music Beat.

Love as Laughter, August Wells, Prince Rupert's Drops @ Baby's All Right
Sam Jayne has fronted various incarnations of indie rock band Love As Laughter for 20 years, moving the band from the Pacific Northwest to Brooklyn. Their new single, "LZY SLDR," finds them still in catchy top form. Psych rockers Prince Ruperts Drops, set to drop a new album soon, open the show.

Boytoy, Las Rosas, Threats @ Baby's All Right
Las Rosas are perhaps Brooklyn's best garage rock band. This late night show (doors at midnight) is free.

Una Bestia Incontrolable, Survival, Nandas, Negation @ Death by Audio
Una Bestia Incontrolable are in town all the way from Barcelona for two shows in NYC this weekend, this being the first. Their new 7" on Iron Lung Records suggests this will be a wild show.

Ratking, Salomon Faye @ Pianos
Alt-rap trio Ratking have no lack of shows in their hometown of NYC, and this one's on the smaller side.

Perfect Pussy, Potty Mouth @ Asbury Lanes
Perfect Pussy's live shows are rarely more than 15 minutes of nonstop noise punk, and the short sets are always an absolute thrill to watch. Potty Mouth's poppy punk is a good match.

Hector's Pets, Big Huge, Sunset Guns @ Rippers
It's the unofficial end of Summer, so why not spend it at this Rockaway Beach spot with a night of free music, headlined by Burger band Hector's Pets? The fun starts at 6 PM.

Electric Zoo @ Randall's Island
EDM festival Electric Zoo is probably something you want to avoid at all costs, but on the off chance you're getting dragged there, there's some stuff worth catching today like A-Trak, Jamie xx, Gesaffelstein, Bonobo, Gorgon City and Tensnake.

Mötley Crüe, Alice Cooper @ Jones Beach
Two generations of authority-thumbing hard rock hit Jones Beach tonight. The musicians who made the music may be getting up there but "Dr. Feelgood" and "Eighteen" (amongst others) remain rebel classics.

The Ugly Club, Bellows, Terrible Terrible, eskimeaux, Stargazy @ Shea Stadium
If you like introverted bedroom indie pop, Bellows and Eskimeaux (who share members) should both be up your alley.

Such Hounds, Dead Stars, Left & Right, Crow Bait @ The Grand Victory
Relive various sounds of the '90s with indie rockers Dead Stars, poppy punks Left & Right, and alt-country punks Crow Bait.

Mouth of the Architect, Set And Setting, So Hideous, Hush @ The Acheron
For those who like their metal on the atmospheric side, all four bands at the Acheron tonight should hit the spot.

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

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August 28, 2014

Reigning Sound in Chicago in 2013 (more by Lindsey Best)
RS
City Gardens

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

City Gardens 'Riot On the Dance Floor' documentary @ Loews Village East
Riot on the Dance Floor, the long-in-the-works documentary on storied NJ punk/metal club City Gardens, is finally coming out this year, and it makes its NYC premiere tonight, proudly presented by BrooklynVegan. In addition to the screening, there will be a Q&A with director Steve Tozzi, City Gardens booker-and-subject-of-the-documentary Randy Now, Gibby Haynes (Butthole Surfers), Sim Cain (Rollins Band), John Joseph (Cro-Mags) and Howie Abrams (co-founder of In-Effect Records).

'Riot On the Dance Floor' afterparty w/ Gibby Haynes (DJ Set) @ Bowery Electric
After the screening, head to Bowery Electric for the free afterparty which Buthole Surfer Gibby Haynes is DJing. It's free and open to anyone 21 or over, whether you came to the movie or not. Stop by!

Heaven's Jail, Prospector, The Loom @ Baby's All Right
Tonight's the record release show for the new Heaven's Jail album, Ace Called Zero. Says producer Phosphorescent of main man Francesco Ferorelli, "He has the ability to casually sneak complex imagery and metaphor into a deceptively simple package. It's just great songwriting. Simple as that."

Reigning Sound, Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens, The Above @ Bowery Ballroom
Reigning Sound signed to Merge for this year's Shattered LP, which is more quality garage rock from the long-running band. This show's doubly exciting since Daptone-signed soul traditionalist Naomi Shelton opens.

Nancy, Atlantic Thrills, Ravi Shavi, Larry and the Babes @ Death By Audio
Ravi Shavi and Atlantic Thrills are both from Rhode Island and make Nuggets-style psych. They're on the bill with greasy Brooklyn rockers Nancy.

Widowspeak @ MoMA
It's the last of the MoMA Nights series which takes place in the museum's lovely Sculpture Garden where indie fans and ladies who lunch intermingle to the sounds of Widowspeak.

New Myths, The Suzan, Midnight Hollow, Basic Shapes, The Britnays @ Pianos
Brooklyn synthpop trio New Myths will release their debut album this fall and tonight's the last of their August residency shows.

THUMPERS, Sun Club, Little Racer @ Rough Trade
If big, synthy festival indie pop like CHVRCHES is your kinda thing, you may dig recent Sub Pop signees Thumpers too.

Peter Stampfel, Maharadja Sweets, Lazurite @ Trans-Pecos
Peter Stampfel is a veteran of folk, having been in the Holy Modal Rounders, and he stays very active today too. He's been a frequent Jeffrey Lewis collaborator as of late, and this year he put out a solo album on Don Giovanni.

Vic Ruggiero, Kepi Ghoulie, Todd Fausnacht @ Grand Victory
It's a good night for solo sets from ska/punk veterans with Vic Ruggiero (The Slackers) and Kepi Ghoulie (Groovie Ghoulies). The Snails' Todd Fausnacht opens.

Museum of Love, Cosmic Kids, JKriv (DJ sets) @ Verboten
Musuem of Love, the new band from LCD drummer Pat Mahoney (he sings!), just made their NYC live debut last weekend. Tonight's just a DJ set, but it is free.

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

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August 27, 2014

Cymbals Eat Guitars at Bowery Ballroom in 2012 (more by Kurt Christensen)
CEG

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

Cymbals Eat Guitars, Bueno, Grooms, Ache @ 5050 Skate Park
Cymbals Eat Guitars' new album is out now, and it packs a real punch of passionate indie rock. The Staten Island band are playing several NYC shows in support of it, this being the one happening in their home borough.

Falls of Rauros, Obsidian Tongue, Oneirogen @ Union Pool (IO Presents)
Our metal site Invisible Oranges is presenting this killer show with black metal/folk blenders Falls of Rauros, more black metal from Obsidian Tongue, and one-man metal wiz Oneirogen.

Dirty Fences, Hector's Pets, Dinos Boys, The Johnny's @ Death by Audio
Atlanta's sneary Dino Boys headline this night of garage punk, that also includes worthy local acts Dirty Fences and Hector's Pets.

John Cameron Mitchell @ The Bell House
WNYC's "Ask Me Another" is a live radio taping that combines "brainteasers and local pub trivia night with comedy and music." Tonight's special guest is Hedwig creator John Cameron Mitchell.

Porches, Juan Wauters @ CMJ Artist Announcement Party
The first round of artists for CMJ gets announced tonight, and to go along with that there will be live music from local indie rock musicians Porches and Juan Wauters.

Bluffing, Legs Like Tree Trunks, ONWE, Fern Mayo @ Trans Pecos
There's some cool bands on this bill including indie popsters Bluffing, and tumblr-irony-pop guy ONWE.

Zs, VHVL, Yvette, White Reaper, Ricky Eat Acid @ Palisades
If you like it weird and noisy, head to Palisades where you can see the sax-fueled Zs, the intense Yvette, the garage rocking White Reaper and more.

Thumpers, Sun Club @ Mercury Lounge
If big, synthy festival indie pop like CHVRCHES is your kinda thing, you may dig recent Sub Pop signees Thumpers too.

The Big Terrific Comedy Show @ Cameo Gallery
Max Silvestri hosts the free weekly comedy show in the back of Williamsburg's Lovin' Cup. 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.

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August 26, 2014

Joanna Gruesome @ CMJ 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Joanna Gruesome

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

Perfect Pussy, Joanna Gruesome, Potty Mouth, Love of Everything @ Shea Stadium
UK noise popsters Joanna Gruesome will play a free show at the South Street Seaport on Friday, but if you'd like to see them somewhere much smaller (and hotter, sweatier, etc) and with a killer lineup that also includes noise punks Perfect Pussy, indie rockers Potty Mouth and the Joan of Arc-related The Love of Everything, Shea Stadium tonight is the place to be.

Cymbals Eat Guitars, Grooms, Bug Arms @ Baby's All Right
Cymbals Eat Guitars make some serious rock music on their new album, LOSE, which expands upon their already-solid sound and includes some of their best songs yet. The record's out today and this is the release show.

The Polyphonic Spree, Icewater @ Brooklyn Bowl
Cult, choir, or just a fun enormous rock band, The Polyphonic Spree are kind of hard to hate in the moment, even if you never want to listen to one of their albums.

Alice Cohen, Monomyth, Nap Eyes @ Cake Shop
Art pop songwriter Alice Cohen has been making music for decades, and her current project as a solo artist is a regular on the NYC DIY scene.

Lair, Bugs and Rats, Skimask, Chat Logs @ Death By Audio
Massachusetts is in the house tonight with three Boston bands: experimental noisemakers Lair; nervy pop band Bugs and Rats; and Infinity Cat signees Skimask.

Drake, Lil Wayne @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Over the course of his three albums, Drake's evolved into someone capable of making some of the best modern pop songs in recent memory. His old pal Wayne co-headlines this show with him.

Cheap Trick @ The Paramount
Glammy powerpop heroes Cheap Trick are keeping the flame alive on tour this summer, stopping by Long Island's The Paramount tonight.

Yellowman @ BB King Blues Club
With hi natural flow (and sexually explicit lyrics) Jamaican dancehall deejay legend Yellowman is not just an influence in reggae -- his affect on American hip hop looms large as well.

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

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August 25, 2014

Sleep at Hopscotch 2013 (more by Karen A. Mann)
Sleep

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

Sleep, Holy Sons @ Stage 48
Legendary doomers Sleep returned this year with their first new song in 20 years, and it has them sounding in great form. Very strong support comes from Holy Sons, whose Emil Amos who also plays in Om with Sleep's Al Cisneros. Holy Sons will be debuting a new live band at this show.

Oso Blanco (Colin Stetson, Nate Wooley, C. Spencer Yeh, Ryan Sawyer), Samara Lubelski, James Hof @ Baby's All Right
Saxophone great Colin Stetson is known for a ton of collaborations (Bon Iver, Arcade Fire), and tonight he'll be teaming up with a few members of NYC's experimental scene for a quartet set as Oso Blanco. Samara Lubelski (Jackie-O Motherfucker, Chelsea Light Moving) and James Hoff open with solo sets.

KNTRLR, LA Font, Ravens & Chimes, Water @ Cake Shop
One band worth catching on this bill for sure is LA trio LA Font who make hooky guitar pop that's equal parts '70s powerpop and '90s indie rock.

Tom Maxwell & The Minor Drag, Aabaraki @ Mercury Lounge
With Squirrel Nut Zippers, Tom Maxwell mined Prohibition-era jazz for a '90s audience. After a 10 year hiatus from music, Maxwell returns with a new band -- The Minor Drag -- and album, but still with an eye on the past. Tonight's the record release show.

Aviator, Taking Meds, Au Revoir, For Everest @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Aviator make a similar kind of '90s/'00s-style screamo/post-hardcore to modern bands like Touche Amore and Pianos Become the Teeth, and if you like those guys you'll dig this show too.

Greg Barris, Chris Gethard, Nikki Glaser @ Union Hall
Comedian Greg Barris does his 'Unbunned' show tonight with quality guests such as Chris Gethard and Nikki Glaser. Dima and Jeanette from Corrupt Autopilot will be guest hosts.

Night Train with Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Hop aboard Wyatt Cenac's weekly Night Train comedy show tonight with guests Byron Bowers, Hari Kondabolu, Desiree Burch, Brandon Wardell and Loyiso Gola.

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

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August 24, 2014

Television at Rough Trade in 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
Television

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

AfroPunk Fest @ Commodore Barry Park
The free annual two-day AfroPunk Festival finishes up today with a ton of great artists in various genres, from the soulful Meshell Ndegeocello to punk/ska/soul legends Fishbone to SZA and Cakes Da Killa and loads more. Free. After the fest, there's a screening of documentary Finding Fela at Knitting Factory ($12).

Arcade Fire, Dan Deacon, The Unicorns, Television @ Barclays Center
Arcade Fire wrap up their ambitious three-night run at Brooklyn's Barclays Center tonight with an added bonus: NYC legends Television are also on the bill that includes party animal Dan Deacon and the reunited Unicorns.

X (performing More Fun In The New World) @ City Winery
It's the final night of X's "first four albums in four nights" run at City Winery. While hearing devout punk rock albums Los Angeles and Wild Gift at a sit-down joint like this is a bit odd, the wider scope of X's fourth album (which is still pretty rockin') is definitely a better fit for the venue. In addition to More Fun in the New World, John, Exene and the band will also play a second set of songs from their catalogue. Sold out.

Cymbals Eat Guitars, Grooms, Acid, Paper Streets @ Asbury Lanes
Cymbals Eat Guitars make some serious rock music on their new album, LOSE, which expands upon their already-solid sound and includes some of their best songs yet. This is one of many release-week shows the band are doing.

DJ/Rupture, No Lands, Lorna Dune @ Baby's All Right
It's a night of experimental electronics that is also doubling as a release party of No Lands' ethereal debut album.

LA Font, Swimming, Radical Dads @ Baby's All Right
Los Angeles band LA Font make hooky guitar pop that's equal parts '70s powerpop and '90s indie rock. This is their first-ever NYC show and are well supported by Radical Dads and Swimming. It's a late show: doors at 10:30 PM.

The Everymen, The Brooklyn What, Butchers Blind @ Glasslands
New Jersey's The Everymen returned this April with Givin' Up On Free Jazz, back with another dose of boozy heartland swagger that comes off even better live. They're joined by fellow no-nonsense locals The Brooklyn What.

Sky Ferreira @ The Surf Lodge
For those who weekend in Montauk, perhaps you'd like to see "Everything is Embarrassing" singer Sky Ferreira for free today?

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

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August 23, 2014

Shabazz Palaces @ Williamsburg Park 2012 (more by David Andrako)
Shababaz

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

AfroPunk Fest @ Commodore Barry Park
The free annual two-day AfroPunk Festival kicks off today with a ton of great artists in various genres, including soul/funk greats Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Ice-T's metal band Body Count, wild punks Trash Talk, legendary hardcore band Bad Brains (with guest singers instead of HR), avant-rappers Shabazz Palaces, long-running Philly DJ King Britt, and more.

King Britt, Damon Bennett, Anthony Tidd and Special Surprise Guests, DJ Monk-One @ Littlefield
After AfroPunk, head to Littlefield where there's an afterparty titled "Beautiful Noise: A Tribute to Sun Ra" with King Britt, and special guests are promised. With AfroPunk's stacked lineup, there's plenty of great artists those guests could be.

Arcade Fire, The Unicorns, Dan Deacon @ Barclays Center
Arcade Fire's massive Reflektor tour is on its second of three huge arena shows at Barclays Center. What New York-centric songs will they cover tonight? What bobblehead celebrities will make an appearance? These shows are also doubly special because they're three of the VERY few reunion dates for fellow Canadian indie faves the Unicorns. And Sunday night will be triply special with NYC punk legends Television.

Hooray For Earth, Porches, Grooms @ Bowery Ballroom
Local widescreen pop band Hooray for Earth released their new album, Racy, last month via Dovecote. Tonight's record release show has a strong indie rock undercard too.

Donald Cumming, Rush Midnight, Born Cages, The Teen Age @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar offers weekends of local artisan shopping, gourmet eats, beer and wine, ping pong, black light minigolf and music all under one Greenpoint roof. Tonight's headliner is former Virgins frontman Donald Cumming.

X (playing Under The Big Black Sun) @ City Winery
While hearing devout punk rock albums Los Angeles and Wild Gift at a sit-down joint like City Winery is a bit odd, the wider scope of X's third album should be a better fit tonight. In addition to Under the Big Black Sun, John, Exene and the band will also play songs from the catalogue. Sold out.

Ski Lodge, Jack and Eliza, Rumors @ Glasslands
If you're going to see jangly Brooklnites Ski Lodge tonight get there in time to catch the winsome folk pop of Jack and Eliza.

Guided By Voices, Boogarins @ Stone Pony
The ever-prolific Guided by Voices will play surely another marathon set tonight, boozy and riff-filled. Brazil's Boogarins are worth showing up early to catch.

PAT @ Union Pool
JD Samson of Le Tigre/Men fame brings her PAT party to Union Pool this afternoon for their weeklly free Summer Thunder series, featuring DJ sets from ustin Strauss, The Cary Nation, Amber Valentine and Tyler Jensen.

Small Black, Kevin Morby @ The Lot in Long Island City
The Lot in Long Island City is a free, all ages music & film series and today's afternoon entertainment features raspy singer-songwriter and all-around talent Kevin Morby and

Museum of Love, Sinkane (DJ set), Nancy Whang (DJ set), Holy Ghost! (DJ set), Juan Maclean (DJ set) @ The Wick
DFA records is throwing a dance party tonight, the highlight of which is the live debut of onetime LCD drummer Pat Mahoney's new group, Museum of Love. The "special guest" promised earlier is a DJ set from Juan Maclean.

Kevin Saunderson, Eclair Fifi, DJ Earl, Shamir (live), The Range (live), Gifted and Blessed (live) @ MoMA PS1
Warm Up continues with more great artists this weekend. Detroit techno legend Kevin Saunderson headlines this one, and there's other good stuff on there too, though we have a feeling a lot of people may be showing up to catch the live set from fast-rising singer Shamir.

Cyril Hahn, Ezrakh, Mess Kid @ Output (roof, afternoon)
Warm Up has some competition today because Output also hosts an afternoon outdoor electronic show on their roof. PMR-signed Cyril Hahn who's remixed his labelmate Jessie Ware more than once and has collaborated with Shy Girls, headlines.

John Talabot, JDH & Dave P @ Output
Stick around Output for the night show (or maybe head there after Warm Up) for the great Barcelona producer John Talabot and FIXED regulars JDH & Dave P.

Liturgy, Wreck and Reference, White Suns @ Pioneer Works
Back in 2011, Liturgy put out a much-loved and much-maligned album that they themselves tagged as "transcendental black metal." Unfortunately, they soon lost their rhythm section but now the band is back in their 4-piece formation and this is their first NYC show since reforming. There's excellent support coming from two dark and genuinely weird bands, Wreck & Reference and White Suns.

Frog Eyes, PS I Love You, Miniboone @ Rough Trade
Arcade Fire/Unicorns isn't the only place to go for quality Canadian indie rock tonight. Sad news struck Frog Eyes singer Carey Mercer last year, but he appears to be doing well because his band is back on the road. Ontario tourmates PS I Love you, meanwhile, are back with a new album, For Those Who Stay, which is a big, ambitious indie rock record (and maybe their best yet).

Earthless, The Shrine, Mirror Queen @ Saint Vitus
Earthless are trusty providers riffs on riffs on riffs, and The Shrine may not offer the same kind of 14-minute epics, but they've got some shredders too.

The Strypes, The Skins @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Irish sensations The Strypes have been playing together for five years but are still in their teens -- and sound like mod '60s soul. Given that description you might not be surprised to learn Paul Weller, Roger Daltrey, Jeff Beck and Noel Gallagher are all fans.

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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August 22, 2014

Arcade Fire in Austin in April (more by Tim Griffin)
Arcade Fire

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

Arcade Fire, The Unicorns, Dan Deacon @ Barclays Center
Arcade Fire's massive Reflektor tour finally rolls into NYC tonight, for its first of three huge arena shows at Barclays Center. What New York-centric songs will they cover? What bobblehead celebrities will make an appearance? These shows are also doubly special because they're three of the VERY few reunion dates for fellow Canadian indie faves the Unicorns. And night three (Sunday) will be triply special with NYC punk legends Television.

X @ City Winery
LA legends X will be performing their first four albums in full over a four-night stand at City Winery. Tonight is their classic second album, Wild Gift. Sold out.

OFF!, Bad Antics, Gay Kiss @ Europa
Keith Morris' classic-hardcore-style supergroup OFF! are unfortunately without their regular drummer for this tour, but they didn't get just anybody to replace him. Dale Crover of the Melvins will be sitting behind the kit tonight, so this should be a cool one to catch.

Kevin Morby, Steve Gunn, Daniel Bachmann, Weyes Blood @ Baby's All Right
Guitar-slinger Steve Gunn, who you may have seen play with Kurt Vile's band, will release his new album, Way Out Weather, on October 7 via Paradise of Bachelors. Catch some of that live tonight as he tours with the terrifically talented Kevin Morby (Babies, Woods) and by all means get their early for Weyes Blood.

TEEN, White Hinterland, VietNam, Bebe Panthere @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar offers weekends of local artisan shopping, gourmet eats, beer and wine, ping pong, black light minigolf and music all under one Greenpoint roof. Tonight is headlined by the neo-R&B sounds of Brooklyn's TEEN.

Black Wine, Grand Pantry Men, Sore Saints, Brick Mower, Brett Davis, Tim Duffy @ Death by Audio
Black Wine's punky new album is out now on Don Giovanni and tonight's the release party with their labelmates Brick Mower, comedy from Brett Davis and Tim Duffy, and more.

Dead Gaze, Mystery Lights @ South Street Seaport
The penultimate Seaport Music Festival show of 2014 features Mississippi noise-pop band Dead Gaze whose most recent album, Brain Holiday, came out last year on FatCat. Opening are NYC's psych-garage rockers Mystery Lights.

The Clean, Roya @ Glasslands
Infinitely influential New Zealand legends The Clean just got their entire output released on one four-LP vinyl box via Merge and play their second of two sold-out NYC shows tonight. Opening is Roya which features Clean drummer (and Brooklyn resident) Hamish Kilgour on drums and Rahil of Habibi on lead vocals.

Kitty, Buckwheat Groats, AWKAFINA, Maxo, Swag Toof @ Palisades
If you like your rap with a sense of humor (and hey, who doesn't?), there's plenty of that here.

Mates of State, Mike Lawrence, Sheng Wang, Christie Young @ Pine Box Rock Shop
Mates of State have been putting out quality indie pop of the Barsuk/Polyvinyl variety (the labels they are/were signed to) for over a decade now, and though it's been three years since a new album, they'll have no lack of solid material at this free show.

RJD2 @ Rocks Off Concert Cruise
Hop aboard tonight's cruise and get a healthy helping of alt-hip hop beats from the man who's been behind Aesop Rock, Cage, Soul Position and plenty more.

The Sidekicks, Sundials, Dowsing, Chumped @ Saint Vitus
If you dig bands that toe the line between indie rock and punk, all four of the ones on this bill at Saint Vitus tonight do that and they do it well.

Baked, Porches, Celestial Shore, Bueno, Steve Hartlett @ Shea Stadium
Shea Stadium once again plays host to a fill full of quality DIY rock coming from four NYC regulars and a solo set from Ovlov's Steve Hartlett.

Beiju, ONWE, Bodega Bay, Babychange, Madam West @ Bowery Electric
It's no surprise to see an indie band with a little irony thrown it, but ONWE practically relies on it. It's catchy stuff either way.

Guided By Voices, Boogarins @ The Paramount
The ever-prolific Guided by Voices will play surely another marathon set tonight, boozy and riff-filled. Brazil's Boogarins are worth showing up early to catch.

Kristeen Young, Handjob Academy, Wildcat @ Union Pool
If you're not worrying about catching a cold from Kristeen Young (ask Morrissey), she plays tonight with clever/funny rap trio Handjob Academy.

Cymbals Eat Guitars @ Vibe Lounge (Long Island)
Cymbals Eat Guitars make some serious rock music on their new album, LOSE, which expands upon their already-solid sound and includes some of their best songs yet. Tonight they're on Long Island. After this, five more NYC shows to go.

Earthless, The Shrine @ Mercury Lounge
Earthless are trusty providers riffs on riffs on riffs, and The Shrine may not offer the same kind of 14-minute epics, but they've got some shredders too.

Oddball Comedy Festival w. Bill Burr, Chris Hardwick, Dave Attell, Hannibal Buress, Jeff Ross, Louis CK, Sarah Silverman, Brody Stevens @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
This year's traveling comedy cavalcade is a hard to pass up lineup, featuring Louis CK, Chris Hardwick, Hannibal Burress, Sarah Silverman and more.

Mr. Scruff, Monk One @ Output
Known for his 1999 hit "Get a Move On" and DJing marathon sets, veteran Ninja Tune act Mr Scruff brings a light, playful touch to his brand of electronica.

Kurtis Blow, Doug E Fresh, Rob Base, Melle Mel @ @ BB King Blues Club
It's a night of real old school rap at BB King's, headlined by Kurtis Blow whose first album came out in 1980.

Pete Swanson, Alberich, Vereker @ Baby's All Right
Pete Swanson once named an album Punk Authority, which is actually a very fitting title, but don't expect guitars at Baby's tonight. It's gonna be noise-fueled electronics all the way.

Jordan Carlos, Kyle Grooms, Hadiyah Robinson, Mike Recine, Eli Yudin, Jason Saenz @ Union Hall
The Brooklyn Comedy Fest continues tonight with this special edition of "Cheap Date," featuring free snacks, sketches, amazing prizes... and notable comedians.

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August 21, 2014

X at Riot Fest Chicago 2013 (more by Kirstie Shanley)
X

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

X (performing Los Angeles) @ City Winery
LA legends X will be performing their first four albums in full over a four-night stand at City Winery. Tonight is their classic debut, Los Angeles. Sold out.

Hieroglyphics @ Brooklyn Bowl
Del The Funky Homosapien's already played some pretty big shows this year with his reunited Deltron 3030, and now he's with one of his other groups, Hieroglyphics. If you're looking for great, forward-thinking rap tonight, Brooklyn Bowl is the place to be.

The Clean, Jared Eggers and the Throbbing Thugs @ Rough Trade
Infinitely influential New Zealand legends The Clean just got their entire output released on one four-LP vinyl box via Merge and play their first of two sold-out NYC shows tonight.

Bishop Allen, Alden Penner @ Glasslands
It's been five years since Brooklyn pop outfit Bishop Allen released their last album,Grrr..., and you'd be forgiven if you assumed they broke up. They've just been busy with other stuff -- acting and scoring indie movies, creating a popular dating site, among other things -- but main members Justin Rice and Christian Rudder reconvened last year to write and record a new album, Lights Out, which came out this week. Tonight's the release party.

THEESatisfaction @ MoMA
Shabazz Palaces collaborators warp R&B similarly to the way their pals in Shabazz warp hip hop, resulting in genuinely weird but catchy stuff. This evening show in MoMA's outdoor courtyard should be a cool one.

Tom Bailey of Thompson Twins, Howard Jones, Midge Ure of Ultravox, China Crisis, Katrina (ex-Katrina & The Waves) @ Best Buy Theater
It's the Retro Futura tour, documenting skinny-tie-and-shoulder-pads new wave alt rock. There will be a lot of 40-somethings dancing like Molly Ringwald tonight.

She Keeps Bees, Eddi Front, Raccoon Fighter @ Cameo Gallery
She Keeps Bee's has a new album on the way which features Sharon Van Etten, and if you're a SVE fan you should probably dig into this too. Catch them and hear some of the album's material early, tonight.

Fletcher C. Johnson, Richie, Such Hounds, A Rex & J Rex @ Death by Audio
It's a quality night of garage rock at DbA featuring Fletcher C. Johnson who has released wax on Burger Records and White Iris.

New Myths, Teen Commandments, Control Group @ Pianos
Brooklyn synthpop trio New Myths will release their debut album this fall. Before that happens, they're doing an August residency at Pianos, and this is your third of four chances to see them.

Rivergazer, Flagland, Small Wonder, Sharpless @ Shea Stadium
Good lineup of DIY bands from the Porches-related Rivergazer to the garage rockin' Flagland to bedroom pop introvert Small Wonder.

Sean Nelson (of Harvey Danger), Shenandoah Davis, Prairie Empire, Small Houses @ Union Hall
Though Harvey Danger is sorely missed, singer Sean Nelson put out a solo album last year which was pretty in line with their last LP, and contained some good stuff. We'll probably hear some of that (and hopefully some Harvey Danger too) at tonight's one-off.

Zevious, U Sco, Dama Libra, Epistasis, Period @ Saint Vitus
Jazz/prog/rock band Zevious know how to get intense while staying wacky too.

Midnight Masses, Bloodletters and Bad Men @ Mercury Lounge
Trail of Dead side project Midnight Masses put a new album out this year and they're currently on a short tour that hits NYC tonight for its second of two shows this week.

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic @ Watermark
Funk and soul legend George Clinton remains very active, and returns to NYC tonight to play with Parliment Funkadelic at this South Street Seaport club.

Biohazard, the Last Stand, Shadows of Dawn, Vice @ Marlin Room @ Webster Hall
Longrunning hardcore-turned-rapcore band Biohazard have continued on with a new singer after Evan Seinfeld's departure in 2011, and you can see their current incarnation tonight.

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

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August 20, 2014

Robyn in Austin in 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
Robyn

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

Robyn, Royksopp @ Pier 97
Ready to do it again? A sonic Scandinavian Reese's cup, Royksopp and Robin just sound better together.

Heaven's Gate, Weekends, Advaeta, Bueno, Et Al @ Silent Barn
Heaven's Gate are due for a new record sometime soon so it seems like a good chance to check in on their hazy rock tonight. Plus: Silent Barn now has a cafe if you're feeling peckish. Beer and wine too.

Kevin Gates @ Gramercy Theatre
Kevin Gates has a hard-hitting Southern rap flow, but he's also got genuinely melodic stuff too, with a mix that comes off not unlike aughts-era T.I.

Midnight Masses, Living Days, Riverwild, DJ PreSkool @ Union Pool
Trail of Dead side project Midnight Masses put a new album out this year and they're currently on a short tour that hits NYC tonight at Union Pool and then again tomorrow at Mercury Lounge.

Nick Hakim, Gabriel Garzón Montano @ Baby's All Right
Nu-R&B performer Nick Hakim whose new EP, Where Will We Go Pt. 2, will be out in September and who's played dates with Maxwell, headlines tonight. Also on the bill: Gabriel Garzón Montano, who just recently play PS1 Warm Up.

Friends of Single People w/ Anthony DeVito, Dave Hill, Aparna Nancherla and more @ Littlefield (BK Comedy Fest)
Part of the Brooklyn Comedy Festival, this is "Friends of Single People" where folks get to represent their single friends onstage in a live dating game. Some of those folks include Jo Firestone, Anthony Devito, Dave Hill and more.

Boris Khaykin, Ian Fidance, Sasheer Zamata, U.S. National Improv Team, Sean Patton, Stone Cold Fox, Hello Phones, Trevor Noah @ Glasslands (BK Comedy Fest)
More Brooklyn Comedy Festival, with an early improv show (with SNL's Sasheer Zamata) and then a late show with South African comic Trevor Noah, Dan Wilbur, and more.

'Ask Me Another' w/ Gilbert Gottfried @ Bell House
Another in NPR's "Ask Me Another" live quiz show tapings, tonight features veteran crank Gilbert Gottried.

Big Terrific Comedy Show @ Cameo Gallery
Max Silvestri hosts the free weekly comedy show in the back of Williamsburg's Lovin' Cup. 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.

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