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July 29, 2014

Conor Oberst in Chicago in May (more by James Richards IV)
Conor Oberst

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

Conor Oberst, Dawes @ Central Park Summerstage
The brains behind the beloved Bright Eyes and multiple other projects throughout his lengthy and prolific career, Conor Oberst is now back in solo mode with a new folk-oriented record, Upside Down Mountain.

Chain and the Gang, Ed Schrader's Music Beat @ Baby's All Right
Ian Svenonius' current outfit Chain & the Gang recently released new LP, Minimal Rock n' Roll and, while it purposefully lacks production flourishes, it's got no shortage of style and attitude. (Those have been Svenonius' calling cards since the start.) They play tonight with Baltimore party starters Ed Schrader's Music Beat.

Power Trip, Mammoth Grinder, Ajax @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Power Trip more than do justice to thrash metal's early, raw days, keeping the genre's hardcore roots intact. Great live band too. This is their second of two NYC shows this week.

DJ Dog Dick, King Concubine, Eric Copeland, Fluct, Robot Death Beech Creeps @ Shea Stadium
This is night three of the high-concept, six-Brooklyn-venues-in-six-nights "Bushwick Small World Tour" headlined by the Black Dice frontman.

Jody Porter, John Gallagher Jr., Ionia, Coastgaard @ Bowery Electric
Jody Porter is a guitar-pop vet, having logged time in The Belltower (with Britta Phillips) and Fountains of Wayne. On his own, things lean a little more psych. Also performing is John Gallagher Jr who you may know from HBO's The Newsroom (if you watched that).

Kodomo, ohnomoon, Kodacrome, Varick @ Glasslands
IDM producer Kodomo (aka Emmy award winning TV, movie & video game soundtrack composer Chris Child) teams with synth pop artist Kodacrome (who he recently remixed) for a joint record release party tonight.

Naomi Shelton & Gospel Queens @ Rough Trade
Like others on the Daptone label, Naomi Shelton is a veteran performer with newfound success in the retro soul/funk world thanks to recent exposure. She has a new album out today and celebrates with this free in-store. Daptone DJs at doors.

The Kooks, CLARA-NOVA @ Terminal 5
British pop rockers The Kooks will return with their fourth album, Listen, this September. Ahead of that they play two sold out NYC shows, this being the second.

Tom Keifer @ B.B. King Blues Club
Tom Keifer, frontman for '80s-era glam metal band Cinderall, released his debut solo album last year and tonight he'll play songs off that plus classics from his main band.

Seth Herzog's SWEET @ The Slipper Room
Seth Herzog's long-running comedy show tonight features the Sasheer Zamata (SNL), Myq Kaplan, Max Silvestri and more.

Here's a toughie if you're on Long Island tonight: Get sensitive with a 3 Doors Down acoustic set or party under the sun with Sugar Ray and Smash Mouth. How does anyone choose?!

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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July 28, 2014

Power Trip at Saint Vitus in January (more by Caroline Harrison)
Power Trip

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

Lauryn Hill @ Brooklyn Bowl
Though Lauryn Hill sometimes has to postpone her shows, she's still been pretty active lately, and tonight she wraps up her 2-night stand at Brooklyn Bowl which should be packed with favorites from her classic album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill and her time in The Fugees too.

Thao With The Get Down Stay Down, Avers @ MHOW
Thao just played a solo show for MoMA Nights, but now she's got the rest of the band with her for tonight's MHOW show.

Alvvays @ Rough Trade
Toronto's Alvvays make wistful, jangly, Brit-tinged indiepop. They were in town not long ago opening for Protomartyr at Seaport Music Fest and tonight they play this free in-store on their own.

Power Trip, Mammoth Grinder, Razorheads @ Saint Vitus
Power Trip more than do justice to thrash metal's early, raw days, keeping the genre's hardcore roots intact. Great live band too.

Onyx, Van Blue, Daniel Thomas, Lolow the Don @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Queens hip hop veterans Onyx are still going strong and put out their sixth album, Wakedafucup, earlier this year.

The Kooks, CLARA-NOVA @ Webster Hall
British pop rockers The Kooks will return with their fourth album, Listen, this September. Ahead of that they play two sold out NYC shows, this being the first and then tomorrow at Terminal 5.

Buckwheat Zydeco @ City Winery
Accordionist Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural, Jr. leads the group Buckwheat Zydeco, who have been one of the most acclaimed and successful zydeco groups since the 1970s. Tonight they come to NYC.

Arto Lindsay / Greg Saunier / Ofir Ganon / Greg Fox, Roya, Dear Leader @ Death by Audio
No wave legend Arto Lindsay just played LPR (pics) and tonight he'll hit a much smaller NYC venue. Not to mention for his set he'll be joined by an impressive list of collaborators: Deerhof's Greg Saunier, Speedo's Ofir Ganon and Liturgy skins master Greg Fox. It's worth showing up early for Roya (mems Habibi & The Clean) too.

Eric Copeland, DJ Dog Dick, King Conqubine, Fluct, Robot Death Cult, Marley G, Max Alper and Diamond Terrifier, DJ Jackson @ Trans Pecos
Black Dice's Eric Copeland is on a "small world tour" which means he's playing a handful of NYC venues this week. The rest of tonight's lineup is pretty much as out-there as Copeland himself, so things could get strange.

Brooks Wheelan (falls back on stand-up comedy) @ Union Hall
Go console Wheelan on being fired from Saturday Night Live at his standup night tonight. Maybe remind him that Robert Downey Jr. was fired after one season too and he turned out ok. Eventually.

Night Train with the Kondabolu Brothers @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac's weekly Night Train comedy show is being guest hosted by The Kondabolu Brothers tonight. Other guests include Aparna Nancherla, Josh Gondelman, Dwayne Kennedy, Randy Liedtke, Matt Champagne and more.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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July 27, 2014

Subhumans at Punk Rock Bowling 2013 (more by Keith Marlowe)
Subhumans

Lauryn Hill at FPSF 2014 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Lauryn Hill

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

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Nicole Atkins @ Hammerstein Ballroom
What can you say about Nick Cave? He's a living legend and remains an absolutely magnetic live performer. It will probably be raining outside tonight, but Nick will bring the thunder indoors. Tickets are still available.

Subhumans, Sheer Terror, White Collar Crime, Mischief Brew @ le Poisson Rouge
Two veteran punk bands team up for this show at LPR tonight, the UK's legendary Subhumans and hometown NYHC heroes Sheer Terror.

Lauryn Hill @ Brooklyn Bowl
Though Lauryn Hill sometimes has to postpone her shows, she's still been pretty active lately, and tonight she kicks off a 2-night stand at Brooklyn Bowl which should be packed with favorites from her classic album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill and her time in The Fugees too.

Luke Temple, Buffalo Stance, Laser Background, Killer Bob @ Baby's All Right
Here We Go Magic frontman Luke Temple released Good Mood Fool last year, where he bathed in warm funk and gentle reggae, giving things an enjoyably mellow vibe.

Body Language, Not Blood, Paint, Psychic Twin, Starlight Girls, Neighbors, Weyes Blood @ Onderdonk House
This is the first day of the 2014 Out in the Streets which is happening at the historic Van Onderdonk House in Ridgewood Queens. The bucolic setting should make for a nice change of pace from the DIY venues many of these bands are more prone to play.

NY Deathfest ft Defeated Sanity, Gruesome Stuff Relish, Internal Bleeding, Embalmer, Dehumanized, Amputated Genitals, Parasitic Extirpation, Coffin Dust, Abacinate, Cognitive, Backyotomy @ Saint Vitus
Maryland doesn't get all the fun. NY has a Deathfest now too (no affiliation), though it's a smaller one but does include some great names in metal. This is day 2 of 2.

Brooks Wheelan @ Union Hall
Go console Wheelan on being fired from Saturday Night Live at his standup night tonight. Maybe remind him that Robert Downey Jr. was fired after one season too and he turned out ok. Eventually.

Comedy Night @ Knitting Factory
Big league comedy talent (Chris Rock, Louis CK, etc) show up regularly (and unannounced) for Hannibal's very popular free comedy show at Knitting Factory's front bar. Having had his own Comedy Central special and a featured performer on Broad City, Hannibal himself is getting pretty big league. Get there early.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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July 26, 2014

Nick Cave at Beacon Theatre in 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Nick Cave

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

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Devendra Banhart, Nicole Atkins @ Prospect Park Bandshell
What can you say about Nick Cave? He's a living legend and remains an absolutely magnetic live performer. There's little chance of rain tonight, but Nick will bring the thunder anyway. Tickets are still available.

Darren Hayman, The Smittens, Pale Lights, Let's Whisper @ Cake Shop
In certain circles, '90s-era indiepop band Hefner are talked about in the same fervorous tones as The Smiths and Pulp. Tonight, singer Darren Hayman (who has put out music steadily since Hefner's demise) plays his first NYC show in over 15 years. The rest of the bill, put together by the NYC Popfest folks, is pretty good, don't miss Pale Lights (featuring members of Comet Gain and Crystal Stilts) if you're going.

Heat @ Cake Shop
Immediately after the Darren Hayman show is an afterparty featuring Montreal band Heat who clearly owe more than a little to NYC's rock n' roll lineage.

Heat @ Rough Trade
You can also catch Heat earlier today at a free in-store at Rough Trade. 2PM set time.

A Sunny Day in Glasgow, Ice Choir, Jason Bartell (of Fang Island) @ Baby's All Right
Philly shoegazers A Sunny Day in Glasgow made a big leap forward with their new album, Sea When Absent, fully utilizing new singer Jen Goma's powerful pipes. The band are scattered around the country, who knows when they'll play again?

Motion Studies, Special Guest, Psychic Twin, New Myths @ Cameo Gallery
Miss LCD Soundsystem? Motion Studies do the live dance band thing pretty well. Get there early for synthpop act New Myths, too.

Bad Canoes, Black Rainbow, Low Fat Getting High, Shellshag, CCTV @ Death by Audio
San Francisco DIY punks Black Rainbow's members came up in the same scene that the members of Shellshag were part of before they moved here, and like that band, Black Rainbow still sound great and relevant today. This is their second of two NYC shows of the weekend. Shellshag are on this one too, as are Marissa Paternoster's (of Screaming Females) other band Bad Canoes, and solid local punks Low Fat Getting High. (Swearin' were initially on the bill but dropped.)

Midlake (acoustic) @ Joe's Pub
Midlake and singer Tim Smith parted ways a year ago, and the band scrapped a half-finished album, eventually making Antiphon which is out this week. Minus Smith, Midlake have eschewed much of their mossy folk in favor of proggy rhythms and engaging arrangements. Not a bad thing at all. This show is acoustic.

Nashville Pussy, Fifth on the Floor, Hail Action @ Knitting Factory
Nashville Pussy have been doing the sleazy cowpunk thing for nearly 20 years and are a reliably sloppy good time.

Cashmere Cat, Total Freedom, GoldLink, UNiiQU3, Suicideyear @ MoMA PS1
Warm Up continues today with yet another dose of forward-thinking electronic (and related genres) music under the sun. Headliner Cashmere Cat is increasingly becoming a big deal and should really get the party started. Rapper GoldLink should be another highlight as well.

A Place to Bury Strangers, Body Language, Cities Aviv, Hunters, What Cheer Brigade, Ski Lodge, Monogold, Tiny Victories, Honduras, Modern Rivals @ Onderdonk House
This is the first day of the 2014 Out in the Streets which is happening at the historic Van Onderdonk House in Ridgewood Queens. The bucolic setting should be an odd juxtoposition with APTBS' wall of noise. Lot of good bands on this bill, which starts at 2 PM.

Drenge, Wax Witches, The Teen Age @ Rough Trade
Falling somewhere between post-Nirvana grunge and early '00s garage revival, UK duo Drenge are adored by the British music press. Will NYC take to them as well?

Mortician, Devourment, Midnight, Lust of Decay, Diminished, Plague Window, Rottenness, Sexcrement, Invidiosus, Doesn't Matter, Bottomless Pit, Tomorrow's Victim @ Saint Vitus (NY Deathfest)
Maryland doesn't get all the fun. NY has a Deathfest now too (no affiliation), though it's a smaller one but does include some great names in metal like Midnight, Mortician, Devourment and more.

Braid in Chicago in June (more by Jeff Ryan)
Braid

Braid, A Great Big Pile Of Leaves, Marietta @ MHOW
16 years after Braid's now-classic Frame & Canvas was released, the emo vets are finally back with its followup, No Coast, and it was worth the wait. It picks up where they left off but sounds like a contemporary of the newer bands in the genre too. Openers A Great Big Pile of Leaves make this a great double bill and Braid fans should dig them too.

Bob Nanna (DJ set), Chris Broach (DJ set) @ Cameo Gallery
After the Braid show keep the party going at Washed Up Emo's afterparty which Braid co-lead singers Bob Nanna and Chris Broach will be DJing.

Chumped, Save Ends, Laureate, Cassavettes @ Suburbia
If you're into '90s-style pop punk done right (unpolished and with feeling), you'll want to be at Suburbia tonight where the whole lineup fits that description.

Skeletons, Zs, PC Worship, Hubble, Unicornicopia, Onierogen, Gabi, Greg Fox, American Academy of Achievement, DUH, Diamond Terrifier (DJs) @ Trans Pecos
If you're into experimental music, you might already be planning on going to this show which features a formidable line-up of improvisational, noise and plain out-there talent.

Jonathan Toubin (DJ Set), Baxx Sisi's, The Mystery Lights, "Special Guest" @ Union Pool
Professional party dude Jonathan Toubin helms this edition of Union Pool's free Summer Thunder Series. The "Special Guest" is someone who is just in NYC for the day/night, apparently, any guesses on who it is?

The Antlers, Mr. Twin Sister @ Webster Hall
The Antlers' 2009 album, Hospice, may still remain their "classic," but its two followups have also both been excellent, including this year's Familiars which may be their slowest, saddest stuff yet (and filled with awesome horns).

Kiss, Def Leppard @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Do you wanna rock and roll all night and party every day? Do you like sugar poured on you (metaphorically)? Then get the hell to PNC Bank Arts Center tonight!

Sadgiqacea, Hivelords, Insect Ark, Sangrasha @ The Acheron
Sadgiqacea and Hivelords both hail from Philly and make hefty doom, and tonight their tour together hits NYC. Support comes from ex-Angels of Light member Dana Schecter's Insect Ark project and metallic hardcore rippers Sangrasha (who just dropped their Kurt Ballou-produced LP).

Prodigy @ Levi's Commuter Workspace
Mobb Deep have been very active this year, but tonight Prodigy takes a step away from his main group for a solo show. It's free, you just have to RSVP.

Ryan Hemsworth @ Surf Lodge
If you're looking for an excuse to spend the weekend in the Hamptons, perhaps a free show from electronic producer Ryan Hemsworth would give you the extra push? He'll provide just the kind of chilled out vibes.

Eric Copeland, DJ Dog Dick, King Conqubine, Fluct, Ian Drennan, Robot Death Cult @ Body Actualized Center
It's a night of outsider dance with Black Dice's Eric Copeland. Things could get strange.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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July 25, 2014

Torres in Austin in 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
Torres

Tombs at Union Pool in 2012 (more by Di Lynn Ring)
Tombs

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

Celebration, Dragons of Zynth, Honey @ Baby's All Right
If the advent of Katrina Ford's new band Mt Royal put any question to whether her old band Celebration were still going...they are. In fact, Celebration have signed to Bella Union who will release their new album, Albumin, next month. Get an early listen in live form tonight.

Dave Hause, Chris Farren, Cayetana, Brian McGee @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
This lineup is mostly punk frontman solo projects -- The Loved Ones' Dave Hause, Fake Problems' Chris Farren and Plow United's Brian McGee -- but it also features Philly's punkish indie rockers Cayetana whose forthcoming debut LP already has three excellent singles out and is shaping up to be a good one.

Midnight Magic, King Holiday, Keith Sweaty @ Cameo Gallery
If you like your dance music played by a skilled live band, you're in luck as two bands on this bill fall under that category. Midnight Magic are straight-up disco

The Numerators, Scully, Fire Retarded, Sharkmuffin @ Death By Audio
Punks the Numerators don't play as ofter as they used to, and tonight's show is their only NYC show for 2014. Caroline Partamian, pulls double-duty tonight, also playing in Scully which is a revamp of her old band The Splinters.

The Wytches, Slavve, Heat @ Glasslands
UK trio The Wytches concoct a brew that mixes raw-throat punk, stoner/doom psych, and Bad Seeds swagger, with perhaps just the tiniest hint of Wicker Man folk. Tonight's show also features Montreal's Heat who owe more than a little to the Strokes, and local loud rock duo Slavve.

Drenge, Wax Witches @ Mercury Lounge
Falling somewhere between post-Nirvana grunge and early '00s garage revival, UK duo Drenge are adored by the British music press. Will NYC take to them as well?

Veruca Salt, Battleme @ MHOW
Veruca Salt, now back with their original lineup, play their second NYC shows in many many years this week. (Bowery Ballroom was last night and their first.)  You'll likely hear a bunch of new tracks from their forthcoming new album, but there's no way they're not gonna hit with "Seether" and "Number One Blind." Sold out.

Honduras, ONWE, Journalism, Turnip King, Lazyeyes @ Palisades
Honduras bring a lot of different influences to the table. A little garage, yes, but there's '80s/'90s British indie too. While it may not be anything you haven't exactly heard before, Honnduras write very hooky songs and, as importantly, the bring a real energy to the performance.

The Everymen, Everest Cale, Rocket and the Ghost, We Roll Like Madmen, Caldor Kids, Secret Weapons @ Pianos
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.

Tombs, Pyrrhon, Statiqbloom, Passage Between @ Saint Vitus
Tombs continue to perfect their sludge metal formula on this year's killer Savage Gold, and tonight's the release show for that. Good openers too, so get there on time.

Fell Voices, Yellow Eyes, Mongrel @ The Acheron
Some competition in the metal world tonight: Fell Voices make some of the best atmospheric black metal in the Pacific Northwest, and tonight they play their only show of 2014, here in NYC. It's a good bill all around here too.

Torres, High Highs @ South Street Seaport
Torres makes confessional, grungy folk that's heavier live than you might expect from listening to the album. Australian indie pop band High Highs open.

Lucero, J Roddy Walston and the Business @ Capitol Theatre
Country punks Lucero know how to have a rowdy, whiskey-fueled good time, but they also know how to pull your heartstrings with sad (and also whiskey-fueled) down-on-their-luck songs. They don't hit NYC on their current tour, but they play two nearby shows, this being the second.

Rustie, Ac Slater, Alex English, rekLES @ Webster Hall
Rustie often makes maximalist in-your-face electronic music, but he has a real sense of melody that many others who do a similar thing are lacking. He's got a new album on the way (that he just posted a song with Danny Brown from), so hopefully he'll drop a track or two from that tonight.

Melted Toys, Tonstartssbandht, Free Time, Street Gnar @ Cake Shop
San Francisco's Melted Toys just released their second album, which came out a couple weeks ago. Like their debut, the album falls somewhere between psych and indiepop, easy-to-swallow and effervescent, with occasional halucinatory side effects. They play tonight with their Underwater Peoples labelmates Free Time, as well as Montreal/Brooklyn noisemakers Tonstartssbandht.

Ten Foot Pole, Burning Streets, Sad and French @ Grand Victory
Ten Foot Pole have been making melodic punk -- not far removed from NOFX -- since the early '90s (and hardcore under the name Scared Straight before that), and next year they'll release their first album since 2004. No music's come out from that yet, but maybe we'll get to hear some at this show.

The Pietasters @ Rocks Off Concert Cruise
Hop aboard a boat and get a dose of ska with The Pietasters tonight.

The Split Squad, Ivan Julian, New York Junk @ The Bowery Electric
The Split Squad formed around singer/bassist Michael Giblin, who is a session musician and producer and has fronted bands like The Parallax Project and Cherry Twister. If that name is unfamiliar, you might know some of the rest of the band: Clem Burke (Blondie), Keith Streng (The Fleshtones), Eddie Munoz (The Plimsouls), and Josh Kantor (The Baseball Project). If you like Beatlesque power-pop, this might be the ticket tonight.

Quarterbacks, Foozle, Alice @ 603 Upstairs
Quarterbacks make scrappy twee that's readymade for college house shows, which this may feel a bit like tonight.

Black Rainbow, Cousin Brian, Slow Animal, Vulture Shit @ Shea Stadium
San Francisco DIY punks Black Rainbow's members came up in the same scene that the members of Shellshag were part of before they moved here, and like that band, Black Rainbow still sound great and relevant today. This is their first of two NYC shows of the weekend.

DJ Dodger Stadium, Dubbel Dutch, Sage Caswell @ Cameo Gallery
DJ Dodger Stadium is the duo of electronic producers Jerome LOL and Samo Sound Boy. They just put out their excellent album, Friend of Mine, and tonight's the release show (live).

Destination Moon Art & Music Fest with People's Champs, Three-o Huxtable, Underground River, Jack and Eliza @ Littlefield
Unlike a lot of bands that call NYC/Brooklyn home, duo Jack and Eliza actually grew up here and have been friends since childhood. Now musical partners, Jack and Eliza make winsome pop, at this point just letting their guitars and voices convey their charms. If you liked the early, stripped-down days of Slow Club with a little Beach Boys/Everly Brothers influence, they're pretty appealing. They play tonight as part of this evening of music and art dubbed "Destination Moon."

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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July 24, 2014

Teenage Fanclub @ Williamsburg Waterfront 2010 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
TFC

Sun Kil Moon at Pitchfork Fest 2014 (more by James Richards IV)
Sun Kil Moon

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

Teenage Fanclub, Honeyblood, Saint Rich @ Pier 84 at Hudson River Park
What a treat -- Glasgow guitar pop practitioners Teenage Fanclub are stopping in NYC on their way to this weekend's Merge 25 festival for this free show. They haven't made a new LP in four years but with eight records worth of great songs to choose from, they are not lacking in options. Opening are a much younger Scottish band, Honeyblood. Did we mention it's free?

Veruca Salt, Battleme @ Bowery Ballroom
Oh, the tough choices of the '90s-loving NYC music fan. Teenage Fanclub's onetime DGC labelmates Veruca Salt, now back with their original lineup, play their first NYC show in many many years. You'll likely hear a bunch of new tracks from their forthcoming new album, but there's no way they're not gonna hit with "Seether" and "Number One Blind." Both tonight's show and their MHOW show on Friday are sold out.

Oathbreaker, Cult Leader, Young and in the Way, Badr Vogu, Meek is Murder @ The Acheron
We at BV are proud to present this show which includes three killer bands on Deathwish's roster -- Oathbreaker, Cult Leader and Young and in the Way -- plus Badr Vogu and solid locals Meek Is Murder. Oathbreaker are from Belgium and make melodic hardcore/screamo, while Cult Leader feature 3/4 of Gaza and basically pick up where that band left off. YAITW will provide metallic hardcore, Badr Vogu will bring sludge, and Meek Is Murder will supply the mathcore.

Sun Kil Moon @ Town Hall
Mark Kozelek has years of excellent slowcore and folk behind him, and this year's lyrically heavy Sun Kil Moon album is one of the best of his career. Mark's played solo shows a few times in NYC over the past few years, but this one's SKM full band and should be a special night.

Nickel Creek, Secret Sisters @ Prospect Park Bandshell
Modern bluegrass group Nickel Creek are back after a 7 year split with their first album since 2005 and a bunch of live shows this year. This one's free.

Bold, Give, Clear, Intent @ Saint Vitus
New York youth crew hardcore vets Bold were initially around in the '80s and early '90s. They're now back (with their 1989 lineup), and ahead of their appearance at Philly's stacked This Is Hardcore they'll squeeze in this hometown-area show.

Lost in the Trees, Doe Paoro, Stranger Cat @ Baby's All Right
Lost in the Trees' new album saw them bringing some moodier electronics into their indie folk sound. Local openers Doe Paoro and Stranger Cat (Cat Martino's electronic-tinged project) should fit the bill with LITT's new sound well.

Yumi Zouma, Rush Midnight, Celine Dijon (DJ), Katie and Dustin (TBC) DJ @ Baby's All Right
Yumi Zouma's debut EP came out back in February on Cascine and, like a much of what's on the label, their airy pop is part '80s soft rock, part '80s synthpop. Which should fit well with Rush Midnight. This is a free show.

Crocodiles, Christines, The New Lines @ Death by Audio
Bi-coastal fuzzrockers Crocodiles are putting the finishing touches on their new album, so expect to hear some new songs tonight. This is a solid bill, with Christines (Swervedriver-style miasma rock) and The New Lines (krauty baroque a la Broadcast).

The Wytches, Monograms @ Mercury Lounge
UK trio The Wytches concoct a brew that mixes raw-throat punk, stoner/doom psych, and Bad Seeds swagger, with perhaps just the tiniest hint of Wicker Man folk. Tonight's their first NYC show, and they'll play Glasslands on Friday.

Thao @ MoMA
The MoMA Nights concert series looks like a pretty chill way to see some post-work music, with bands playing in the museum's sculpture garden. This week: the multitalented Thao Nguyen who will be playing solo (sorry Get Down Stay Down fans). Free with museum entry.

Old 97's @ Stone Pony
Celebrating 20 years as a band this year, alt-country vets Old 97's showed they still have some shit to kick with their new album, Most Messed Up.

Electric Six @ Asbury Lanes
Electric Six are essentially a one-joke band -- off the charts ego/bravado/innuendo over danceable rock -- who've managed to milk it across 10 albums. Whether you had enough after "Danger! High Voltage!" or still dig the schtick, E6 are always a fun live show.

Band of Horses, Midlake @ Capitol Theatre
Band of Horses keep kicking out their big-sounding indie folk, and for this tour they're joined by solid likeminded band Midlake, who will be playing acoustic.

Sick Feeling, Gayer, Tell @ Trans Pecos
Don Devore's (Ink & Dagger, Amazing Baby, etc) new punk band Sick Feeling wrap up their residency at Trans Pecos tonight. It's with Gayer, aka Dev Hynes (Blood Orange) and frequent collaborator Samantha Urbani, as well as Tell who recently remixed Sick Feeling.

Alabama Shakes @ Terminal 5
Alabama Shakes bring their rootsy blues rock back to NYC tonight for this show which is free as long as you entered Mercedes Benz's contest and gained admission.

Kastle, Sweater Beats, Lindsay Lowend, Figgy @ Output
Output's weekly INPUT party continues tonight with Drake remixer Kastle, Sweater Beats (who just opened for Flume in NYC), Anamanaguchi remixer Lindsay Lowend and house producer Figgy.

Quarterbacks, Lobby Art, Fozzal, Maxo @ Shea Stadium
Quarterbacks make scrappy twee that's readymade for college house shows, which this may feel a bit like 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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July 23, 2014

Danny Brown at Pitchfork Festival 2014 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Danny Brown

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

Neutral Milk Hotel, Circulatory System @ Prospect Park Bandshell
While Jeff Mangum hasn't released any new music since 1998's In The Aeoplane Over the Sea, nobody really seems to mind now seeing how he and NMH are finally playing shows again, and many people are getting to hear those songs live for the first time. Following this past winter's shows, he and the band now return to NYC for a victory lap at these two outdoor Celebrate Brooklyn! shows, which sounds like a nice place to hear the classics. This is night 2.

The Fresh and Onlys, The Shilohs, Christines @ Glasslands
Lumped in with the SF garage rock scene, The Fresh & Onlys make a twangy, tuneful brand of psych rock with distinct postpunk flourishes courtesy guitarist Wymond Miles. They really don't sound like anyone else  and are always worth catching live. Canadian ourmates The Shilohs make a decidedly Beatlesque brand of pop, and openers Christines owe just a little to '90s-era shoegaze.

FREEMAN, White Lighters @ Baby's All Right
With his long-running band a done deal, the artist formerly known as Gene Ween released his new solo album today via Partisan. He's got a soft spot for '70s pop on the new album which is an enjoyable listen.

Witch, Ruby the Hatchet @ MHOW
Though J Mascis is maybe the all time great indie rock shredder, he likes to rock out on drums too and his stoner rock band Witch (fronted by King Tuff main man Kyle Thomas) gives him a chance to do that. This Converse Rubber Tracks Live show is free if you RSVPed, which is now closed.

Field Mouse, Frances Cone, Weed Hounds, Lithuania @ Rough Trade
Field Mouse's new album is finally out now, and it mixes the shoegazy pop they'd become known for with shinier, mid '90s-style electropop-tinged alt-rock. Tonight's their record release show.

Bl'ast, Villians @ Santos Party House
Bl'ast released three albums of essential hardcore in the '80s on SST. They're now reunited, and the current lineup includes bassist Nick Oliveri (Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, Mondo Generator) and drummer Joey Castillo (Queens Of The Stone Age, Danzig, Eagles Of Death Metal, Goatsnake, Wasted Youth) supporting original members Clifford Dinsmore (vocals) and Mike Neider (guitar).

UPDATE: Bl'ast have actually cancelled all of their East Coast dates.

Crow Bait, Eureka California, Good Grief, Deep Pockets @ Shea Stadium
Good bill at Shea tonight spanning a few genres with the alt-country punk of Crow Bait, the indie pop of Athens, GA's Eureka California, the Superchunk-inspired Liverpool, UK band Good Grief, and shouty, slightly Hold Steady-ish punks Deep Pockets.

Man Forever, White Suns @ McCarren Park (Summerscreen)
The free Summerscreen series continues tonight. Before a screening of Cry-Baby there will be sets by the dark experimental metal band White Suns and Kid Millions' (of Oneida) project Man Forever.

Matmos, So Percussion Summer Institute, Kid Millions, Brian Chase @ Silent Barn
Speaking of Kid Millions, he also plays this show as Silent Barn that features veteran experimentalists Matmos, the So Percussion Summer Institute ("an intensive two-week chamber music seminar for college-age percussionists"), and Yeah Yeah Yeahs drummer Brian Chase.

Beech Creeps, Mutwawa, Brat Pit, Corido Ron @ Death By Audio
Beech Creeps are a bit of an NYC noise/experimental supergroup, featuring Lehrhoff (Ex Models), Luke Fasano (Yeasayer / People Get Ready) and Mark Shue (The Library is on Fire, and Monster Crunch granola maker).

PHOX, Trails and Ways @ Mercury Lounge
Wisconsin indie pop outfit PHOX combine sunny melodies with folky arrangements (and honeyed, breathy vocals) for a sound as airy as a summer breeze. This is their second of two NYC shows this week.

Total Abuse, Rectal Hygienics, Ligature @ Home Sweet Home
Austin hardcore band Total Abuse celebrate their new "Looking For Love" 7" at tonight's edition of Nothing Chances, and they'll be joined by Chicago noise rockers Rectal Hygienics and Chris Hansell's (Warthog, Foreplay, ex-The Men) Ligature project.

Baby Mollusk, Sergio Napoletano, Barelyon @ The Rock Shop
Baby Mollusk make the sort of kinda folky kinda punky indie rock that any fans of Hop Along, Speedy Ortiz, Swearin', etc should dig.

Jesus Christ and the Hallucinogenic Allstars, Pussywolf, Pharaoh, Mount Salem @ Saint Vitus
Chicago's Mount Salem wear their proto-metal and traditional doom influences on their sleeves, but they do it well. They're over in NYC for this show.

Action Bronson, Danny Brown, Schoolboy Q @ Best Buy Theater
Three of the best contemporary rappers come together for what should be an excellent time at Best Buy Theater tonight.

Leif Vollebekk @ SubCulture
This underrated Canadian singer-songwriter released his most recent album, North Americana, at the start of this year and its folky charms will work especially well at an intimate venue like SubCulture.

Braid, A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Marietta @ Asbury Lanes
16 years after Braid's now-classic Frame & Canvas was released, the emo vets are finally back with its followup, No Coast, and it was worth the wait. It picks up where they left off but sounds like a contemporary of the newer bands in the genre too. They'll hit NYC this Saturday, but the tour's also nearby in NJ tonight. Openers A Great Big Pile of Leaves make this a great double bill and Braid fans should dig them too.

Quiet Riot, Gilby Clarke, Faster Pussycat, BulletBoys @ The Paramount
Cum on feel the noize. Girls rock your boys. We'll get wild, wild, wild...with only drummer Frankie Banali remaining from the QR lineup that did that song.

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.

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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July 22, 2014

Neutral Milk Hotel @ P4K Fest 2014 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
NMH

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

Neutral Milk Hotel, Circulatory System @ Prospect Park Bandshell
While Jeff Mangum hasn't released any new music since 1998's In The Aeoplane Over the Sea, nobody really seems to mind now seeing how he and NMH are finally playing shows again, and many people are getting to hear those songs live for the first time. Following this past winter's shows, he and the band now return to NYC for a victory lap at these two outdoor Celebrate Brooklyn! shows, which sounds like a nice place to hear the classics.

Arto Lindsay, Zs, Bigyuki @ LPR
Downtown scene vet Arto Lindsay has long dabbled in tropical sounds so it should come as no surprise to see him playing this show as part of Brasil Summerfest.

FREEMAN (formerly Gene Ween) @ Mercury Lounge
With his long-running band a done deal, the artist formerly known as Gene Ween released his new solo album today via Partisan. He's got a soft spot for '70s pop on the new album which is an enjoyable listen. He celebrates the album's release tonight at this show.

Joyce Manor @ Rough Trade
Joyce Manor's new album is out today, and it combines the forceful punk of their debut with the more ambitious leanings of its followup, all without crossing the 20-minute mark. This is an early evening in-store (they go on at 7 PM and you have to purchase the album from Rough Trade to get in), so that plus their knack for short songs should give you plenty of time to catch another show afterwards.

Juicy J, Project Pat @ Terminal 5
Juicy J is a veteran of hip hop thanks to his time in Three 6 Mafia (remember, he been rich since the '90s), but he doesn't act like an elder statesman. The trap rap bangerz on last year's Stay Trippy are as fun and modern as many of today's younger stars.

PHOX, Trails and Ways @ Knitting Factory
Wisconsin indie pop outfit PHOX combine sunny melodies with folky arrangements (and honeyed, breathy vocals) for a sound as airy as a summer breeze. This is their first of two NYC shows this week.

Brody Dalle, Slothrust @ Bowery Ballroom
Brody Dalle put out three records of solid grunge punk in the early 2000s with The Distillers. This year she's got our first solo album out, but from the looks of recent setlists she's been treating her crowds to plenty of material from her old band as well.

Lucero, The Vansaders @ Stone Pony
Country punks Lucero know how to have a rowdy, whiskey-fueled good time, but they also know how to pull your heartstrings with sad (and also whiskey-fueled) down-on-their-luck songs. They don't hit NYC on their current tour, but they play two nearby shows, this being the first.

Kiesza @ Santos Party House
The thumping house bass of Kiesza's hit "Hideaway" gets stuck in your head pretty quickly, and for us in New York, watching its video filmed on the streets of Williamsburg is about as fun as the song itself. Now you can see her live in New York tonight.

Electric Six @ Rocks Off Cruise
Electric Six are essentially a one-joke band -- off the charts ego/bravado/innuendo over danceable rock -- who've managed to milk it across 10 albums. Whether you had enough after "Danger! High Voltage!" or still dig the schtick, E6 are always a fun live show. Plus, this is on a boat.

RX Bandits, The Dear Hunter, From Indian Lakes @ Best Buy Theater
While RX Bandits seemed like they'd be done for a while there, they are actually fully back in action and have a new album out this year which is more of their punk/prog/reggae blend.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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July 21, 2014

Eternal Summers at Cake Shop in April (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Eternal Summers

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

Eternal Summers, Seoul, Little Racer, Wand @ Baby's All Right
Eternal Summers delivered more of their promising indie pop on this year's Doug Gillard-produced album, The Drop Beneath. Joining them tonight is Montreal's Seoul who make breathy pop not unlike '80s bands like The Dream Academy and Prefab Sprout, and Brooklyn's Little Racer who make UK-inspired guitar pop. Openers Wand are the new band from Samuel Shea who used to be in Spires and also make psych-guitar-pop.

Bass Drum of Death, Beechwood, Skully @ Matchless
Mississippi garage rockers BDoD are in NYC and playing this FREE show at Matchless tonight. Is a new album on the way? Get there early to catch Scully, the new band from Caroline of Habibi/Splinters.

Common @ Gramercy Theatre
Veteran rapper Common's tenth album, Nobody's Smiling, is out this week and tonight he celebrates with a free release show. To get in, you need a wristband which were given away this past Friday and will be given away again today at 10 AM at the Gramercy Theatre.

Caveman, Icewater, Future of What @ Bowery Electric
NYC indie rockers Caveman have been playing much bigger venues lately, but tonight they'll bless their hometown with the smallest show they've played in a while by far. Doors are at 7:30 at admission is $10 at the door. First come, first served.

Silver Snakes, Vattnet Viskar, No Way, Twin Strike @ Acheron
Silver Snakes bring together '90s-style post-hardcore and alt-rock, while Vattnet Viskar favor atmospheric black metal, which makes for a diverse but excellent double bill.

Amanda Palmer, Anti-Flag (acoustic), Toni Blackman, The Chapin Sisters, Rebel Diaz, Steve Earle, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, James Maddock, Mike + Ruthy @ Central Park Summerstage (Pete Seeger Tribute)
As part of this year's free Summerstage shows in Central Park, a handful of impressive musicians will come together to pay tribute to the late great Pete Seeger.

Gogol Bordello, Man Man @ Starland Ballroom
The always-wild gypsy punks Gogol Bordello don't hit NYC on their current tour, but they'll be nearby for three area shows, this being the third. The eccentric Man Man will be a good fit too.

Night Train w/ guest hosts Dapwell & Josh Gondelman @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac is sitting this one out but his weekly Night Train comedy show still goes on with ex-Das Racist member Dapwell and Josh Gondelman guest hosting. Joining them will be Kevin Avery, Gina Brillon, Erin Judge, Josh Rabinowitz, Jake Weisman, and KC Arora.

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

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July 20, 2014

Black Anvil @ Saint Vitus (more by Wyatt Marshall)
Black Anvil

Bill Nye @ Irving Plaza last night (photo by @livenationnyc)
IMAGE

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

A Memorial Concert for Pete and Toshi Seeger @ Damrosch Park Bandshell
Part of both Lincoln Center Out of Doors and Seeger Fest, this memorial concert features performances from Adira and David Amram, Tom Chapin and The Chapin Sisters, Guy Davis,Emma's Revolution, Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion, Kim & Reggie Harris, Hudson River Sloop Singers, Michael Moore, Holly Near, George Wein, Dar Williams, The Vanaver Caravan, Paul Winter Consort, Peter Yarrow and Dan Zanes. 4 PM, free.

OOIOO, Man Forever @ LPR
Led by Yoshimi of Boredoms, OOIOO have been around since the '90s, making highly-rhythmic, experimental music with each new album rarely sounding like its predecessor. The band released Gamel last year in Japan (their first since 2009) which is based around the ancient instrument, the gamelan, and is said to be the most representative of the band's live sound.

Bill Nye (The Science Guy) @ Irving Plaza
A PBS kids TV superstar in the '90s, Bill has seen a resurgence lately (we could use more science in the world); this is the last of his three sold-out nights at Irving Plaza.

Black Anvil, Psalm Zero, Fantom Warrior, Yellow Eyes @ Saint Vitus
NYC black metal crew Black Anvil's new album is big sounding stuff, and they'll be playing the entirety of it at Saint VItus tonight. Joining them is experimental duo Psalm Zero, thrashers Fantom Warrior, and another local black metal band, Yellow Eyes.

Team Spirit, Celestial Shore, The Factory Seconds, granny, Bourgeois
Bulletwound @ Secret Location (Gigawatts Festival)
The four-day Gigawatts Festival comes to a close with this day house party show at a "secret location." If interested you might want to keep an eye on the Facebook event page for the details.

Tomboy, Mannequin Pussy, Marge, Littler @ Silent Barn
Tomboy feature a member of Potty Mouth and if you like that band's catchy, punkish indie rock, you'll probably dig this one too. NYC's Mannequin Pussy are a good match. They switch between rapid fast punk and slower, borderline shoegaze stuff.

Hannibal Buress @ Knitting Factory
Big league comedy talent (Chris Rock, Louis CK, etc) show up regularly (and unannounced) for Hannibal's very popular free comedy show at Knitting Factory's front bar. Having had his own Comedy Central special and a featured performer on Broad City, Hannibal himself is getting pretty big league. Get there early.

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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