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March 3, 2015

photo: Trash Talk @ Afropunk Fest 2013 (more by Chris La Putt)
trash talk

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

Trash Talk, Ratking, Lee Bannon @ Palisades
Raging hardcore band Trash Talk pretty much never play a show that doesn't have both the band and crowd going apeshit, and tonight's at small-ish Bushwick venue Palisades should be just that. (Trash Talk were also one of the first bands to play Palisades when it opened last year and it was insane.) Alt-rappers Ratking and hip hop producer Lee Bannon open, and the three of them do it again at Webster's Marlin Room tomorrow.

Matthew E. White @ BRIC House
White's lush, string-laden new album, Fresh Blood, is out next week and he'll be celebrating tonight. It's a special show, where he'll be backed by a 30-piece orchestra, which should really bring those songs to life. Sold out.

Nails, Incendiary, Deathcycle @ Saint Vitus
Nails blend metal and hardcore in a way that's as relentlessly brutal as the former but embraces the brevity of the latter. Their latest record, 2013's Abandon All Life, is one of the more superior albums in this style of recent years, but of course this stuff is best experienced live.

Torres @ The Greene Space
Torres has a new album on the way, and from the sound of its lead single, it further embraces her rocking side. Catch her playing a few shows on your lunch break (this is a 12:30 PM show) at this WNYC Soundcheck session today.

Bleed The Pigs, Anicon, Skullshitter, Belus @ The Acheron
Nashville grinders Bleed the Pigs make raw, powerful stuff on their new split with Thetan that dropped last week. Stream it below, and catch them at Acheron tonight. Good local support too.

Rivergazer, Small Wonder, Plume Giant, Diet Cig @ Shea Stadium
Pretty good lineup of local bands with the Porches-related Rivergazer, Epoch member Small Wonder, the poppy Plume Giant, and lo-fi pop duo Diet Cig.

Dropkick Murphys, The Mahones, Blood or Whiskey @ The Paramount
It's almost St. Patrick's Day, and what better time to see Boston's favorite Celtic punks Dropkick Murphys? Tonight begins their 5-show run in the NYC-area.

Langhorne Slim, Jonny Fritz @ Baby's All Right
Langhorne has a new record coming out soon and, ahead of it's promotional push, plays this solo show tonight with Deer Tick's Johnny Fritz. Sold out.

HTRK, Blazer Sound System, Kiki Kudo @ Baby's All Right
Australian post punk act HTRK released Psychic 9-5 Club, last year which was their first album made as a duo, following the death of Sean Stewart who died in 2011. It's their most hushed, electronic-based album to date, but expect volume to be high tonight.

Rain Machine, Lewis Lazar (and The Hydras), Aerial East, Kelsey Lu @ Cameo
When not playing in TV on the Radio, Kyp Malone stays busy with his solo project Rain Machine that takes on influences like bluegrass and gospel.

Aparna Nancherla, Michelle Buteau, Seaton Smith, Ben Kronberg, Mike Lawrence, Dave Hill @ Littlefield
This show is "Picture This" which is "a live comedy show with stand-ups performing while they are drawn live by some of the best animators, cartoonists, and other artists."

Lady Lamb The Beekeeper, Cuddle Magic @ Rough Trade
Aly Spaltro, aka Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, gets the "whimsy" tag a lot (mainly due to her name) but new album Ripely Pine shows she's got some serious muscle, too. Tonight's the record release show for that LP and it's sold out.

Yonatan Gat, Beech Creeps, Kid Millions/Jim Sauter Duo @ Union Pool
Onetime Monotonix member Yonatan Gat celebrates the release of his new album, Director, tonight with with a pretty stellar lineup of avant/experimental rock. Gat smudges the line between performer and audience -- as long as you're prepared to be an active participant, his shows are a lot of fun.

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March 2, 2015

photo: United Nations at Saint Vitus in 2014 (more by Greg Cristman)
United Nations

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

United Nations, Black Clouds, Loud Boyz @ Saint Vitus
Geoff Rickly's career has arguably been more busy since the breakup of Thursday. He's running his record label again, and is currently involved in at least three musical projects, one of which is the high-concept screamo band United Nations who headline tonight's show. Opening is post-rockers Black Clouds (on Geoff's label) and punks Loud Boyz.

Cannibal Ox, GZA, Freeway, G-Jet @ Studio at Webster Hall
It only took Harlem rap duo Cannibal Ox 14 years to release a followup to their now-classic debut, The Cold Vein, and it's finally out this week. El-P didn't produce this time, but the duo still deliver plenty of their hard-hitting rhymes. The rest of the lineup is pretty amazing too, with The Genius himself, GZA, and Roc-A-Fella vet Freeway.

Philm @ The Stone
Dave Lombardo is sorely missed in the current lineup of Slayer, but fortunately he still gives us a chance to see him in his newer band Philm. Tonight's their second of two NYC shows on this tour.

Corners, Brainfreeze @ Cake Shop
Los Angeles band Corners make gothy post-punk, as can be heard on last year's Maxed Out on Distractions which you can stream below.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Hop aboard Wyatt Cenac's weekly Night Train comedy show with guests Myq Kaplan, Zach Sherwin, Nore Davis, Tanael Joachim, and Scott Dooley.

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March 1, 2015

photo: Juliana Hatfield @ The Bell House in 2011 (more by Graeme Flegenheimer)
JH

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

The Juliana Hatfield Three, Potty Mouth @ Bowery Ballroom
While the former Blake Babies singer has put out records consistently over the last 25 years, this year she regrouped Modern Rock hitmakers The Juliana Hatfield Three for their first album since 1993's Become What You Are. That Clinton-era album, with Alternative Nation faves "My Sister" and "Spin the Bottle," will be played in full tonight. Newer band Potty Mouth open, and probably owe a thing or two to Hatfield.

A$AP Nast, A$AP Twelvyy, Grzlxmode, GI Dara @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
DXC/Dunkxchange is presenting this show, and they'll have the option to buy, sell and trade sneakers and apparel at the venue. They'll also have live sets from two A$AP Mob members. Will any of Nast and Twelvyy's famous friends join them too?

The Ukiah Drag, Uniform, Cheena, Honey @ The Acheron
This bill is great all around with trippy New England punks The Ukiah Drag, ex-The Men/Drunkdriver noise duo Uniform, NYC punk "supergroup" Cheena (Pharmakon plus members of Crazy Spirit, Dawn of Humans, L.O.T.I.O.N., and Hank Wood & The Hammerheads), and heavy psych trio Honey.

Corners, Roya, Twist, DJ Alix Brown @ Baby's All Right
California band Corners make gothy post-punk and headline tonight, but the whole bill is pretty good, with Toronto's Mazzy Star-ish duo Twist, and Brooklyn's Roya which has members of Habibi, The Clean and Grooms.

PARTYNEXTDOOR @ Irving Plaza
PARTYNEXTDOOR is everywhere lately. He's all over the excellent new Drake mixtape, he's been working frequently with Travi$ Scott, and he shows up on the new Big Sean album too. Perhaps not surprisingly, tonight's show is sold out.

"Drum Machine Circle" ft. Greg Fox & more @ Shea Stadium
Greg Fox is heading out on tour soon with his band Liturgy, but first he's got a few solo shows in his hometown. This one has him performing with a "drum machine circle" that also features Wilted Women, Mike Sheffield, Darren Ho, Megan Moncrief, Beto Cravioto, and Paul Wheeler.

Murder By Death, O'Death @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Long-running alt-country/indie rock band Murder By Death released their seventh album, Big Dark Love, earlier this month, and tonight their tour hits NYC for its second of two shows here this weekend. Opening both nights is the raw creepy folk of O'Death.

The Nihilstics, The High & The Mighty, Altercation @ Grand Victory
There's a new NYHC book out, and tonight's show is in celebration of that with three veteran bands.

Demetri Martin @ Wellmont Theatre
Master of witty deadpan one-liners Demetri Martin has been through the NYC-area a fair amount of times lately. He played the city proper last night, and tonight he's nearby in Montclair, NJ.

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February 28, 2015

photo: Screaming Females at MHOW in 2014 (more by Caroline Harrison)
Screamin Females
photo: Disappears @ Bowery Ballroom, 2014 (more by Psquared)
Disappears

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

Disappears, Suuns, Christines @ Rough Trade
Chicago's Disappears just released Irreal, the band's darkest, most paranoid/obtuse record yet. That's not a bad thing and, mind you, it may sound different when they play it tonight as their songs tend to change after they've played them live for a while. Armed with an insanely good rhythm section, they're worth seeing anywhere, anytime. Same goes for Montreal's Suuns who have a similar krauty / sinister edge. Local boys Christines open and sound a little like Swervedriver. Highly recommended.

Screaming Females, Priests, Tenement, Vacation @ Knitting Factory (2 shows)
Screaming Females are already known for their shredding guitar solos, but the new album Rose Mountain has the band focusing a little more on great choruses. It's up their with the best of their previous work. Tonight's their second and third of the four NYC shows on this current tour. All three openers are killer too.

Behemoth, Cannibal Corpse, AEON, Tribulation @ Webster Hall
This all-death metal bill is co-headlined by Poland's Behemoth, whose 2014 LP The Satanist was hugely and deservedly acclaimed, and one of American's many favorite old school Florida bands, Cannibal Corpse.

The Gaslight Anthem, Northcote, The Scandals @ Terminal 5
The Gaslight Anthem's last two albums sound built for the arenas they're probably just about big enough to play, but luckily for now they're still choosing slightly smaller rooms. (Not that T5 is some hole in the wall.) Sold out.

Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, Summer Moon, Tall Tall Trees, Invisible Familiars @ Baby's All Right
Sean Lennon's very Beatlesque band GOASTT headline this sold-out show which features friends Invisible Familiars and Summer Moon (Nikolai of The Strokes, Erika of Au Revoir Simone & more). Sold out.

Murder By Death, O'Death @ Bowery Ballroom
Long-running alt-country/indie rock band Murder By Death released their seventh album, Big Dark Love, earlier this month, and tonight their tour hits NYC for its first of two shows here this weekend. Opening both nights is the raw creepy folk of O'Death.

New York Night Train's Soul Clap and Dance-Off w/ Nick Waterhouse (Guest Selector) @ Brooklyn Bowl
It's Jonathan Toubin's monthly party / dance competition. Tonight, fellow soul lover Nick Waterhouse will be picking the tunes for part of the evening.

Caged Animals, Warehouse, Breathers, Turnip King @ Cameo Gallery
Caged Animals are taking a break from recording their new album to play this show, so expect lots of new songs. Also on the bill are Atlanta indie rockers Warehouse, and Sea Cliff, Long Island's Turnip King.

July Talk, The Gay Blades, Wet Leather @ Mercury Lounge
Toronto indie band July Talk sound like if Man Man and Stars formed a supergroup, and their style seems like it's catching on -- tonight's show is sold out.

Yacøpsæ, Bastard Noise, Fistula, Sick/Tired, Psycho, Chainsaw to the Face @ Saint Vitus
Doom/sludge legends Grief were supposed to reunite for this but they unfortunately dropped off. It's still got a great lineup, though, with German grind vets Yacopsae, long-running power electronics trio Bastard Noise, Ohio sludgesters FItsula, Chicago grinders Sick/Tired, '80s-era Boston hardcore faves Psycho, and NJ grindcore band Chainsaw to the Face.

Liam Betson, LVL UP, Slight, Doubting Thomas Cruise Control @ Shea Stadium
If you miss punky '90s indie rock, just about every band on this local bill should scratch that itch.

Fletcher C. Johnson, The Blind Pets, Las Rosas, Dirty Few @ The Acheron
Fans of Burger Records-style garage rock will want to hit this party hardy show with two bands from the label (Fletcher C Johnson and Las Rosas) and two that have associations with them.

Scrapers, Couch Slut, Chain Gang Grave, The Gentlemen @ 538 Johnson Avenue
Scrapers feature a former member of Roger Miret and the Disasters, and they make the kind of no-frills hardcore that sounds like a trip back to 1980. Noise/punk/metal crushers Couch Slut are just as worth seeing and even more confrontational.

Kristeen Young, The Sweet Boys, Hand Job Academy @ Baby's All Right
Thrown under a bus when Morrissey said she got him sick (and canceling his 2014 tour), Kristeen Young's anthemic pop deserves better. She plays tonight with jokey rap crew Hand Job Academy.

Wolf Alice, Sunflower Bean, Lazyeyes, Palehound @ 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 live entertainment is headlined by UK band Wolf Alice, plus a host of buzzy Brooklyn indie bands...like the young and talented Sunflower Bean.

Demetri Martin @ Town Hall
Master of witty deadpan one-liners Demetri Martin has been outside of NYC a few times lately, but tonight he finally brings his tour to the city proper. Tomorrow he's in NJ.

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

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February 27, 2015

photo: TWDY in Chicago, 2012 (more by Grant MacAllister)
TWDY

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

This Will Destroy You, Sannhet, Planning For Burial @ Saint Vitus
Epic post-rockers This Will Destroy You conclude their BrooklynVegan-presented two-night stand at Saint Vitus tonight. Different openers both tonights, tonight being fellow post-rockers Sannhet and the gloomy Planning for Burial.

Sleater-Kinney, Lizzo @ Terminal 5
Sleater-Kinney aren't on some nostalgia reunion -- they're picking up right where they left off with a killer new record and this is tour is as much about that as it is about old favorites. Tonight's the second of two sold-out shows at T5 shows.

Radical Dads, Dead Stars, Doe, Life Size Maps, Left & Right @ Shea Stadium
Couldn't get tickets to Sleater-Kinney? Radical Dads (who probably went to T5 last night) are Brooklyn's leading torch-bearers of classic '90s-style indie rock. They celebrate their terrific new album, Universal Coolers, tonight with a great bunch of openers, including UK band Doe.

Museum of Love, Oneida, Blondes @ Bowery Ballroom
For those used to Pat Mahoney behind the drum kit (LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip), seeing him behind a mic might be a bit of a shock. With Museum of Love, he's a confident frontman with a nice, soulful voice -- which may also be a shock. Tonight's show has great openers in Oneida and Blondes as well.

Child Abuse, Pyrrhon, Nebadon, Mick Barr @ Cake Shop
It's a heavy night at Cake Shop with death metal noise terrorists Child Abuse, Pyrrhon (featuring onetime BV writer Doug Moore) and the great Mick Barr.

Couch Slut, Columboid, Opening Bell, Ghastly City Sleep @ Coco 66
Couch Slut's killer debut, My Life As A Woman, is an unrelenting mix of metal, hardcore, noise rock, and it even gets kinda pretty once or twice.

Belle Mare, PROM, Ponyhof @ Knitting Factory
Once a duo Brooklyn's Belle Mare have expanded to full band and a fuller sound that owes a little to Radiohead and Sigur Ros.

The Dodos, Springtime Carnivore @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
It doesn't seem like The Dodos can be on Album #6, but new one Individ, is just that and features more of their catchy, percussive indie-folk. Sold out.

Luke Temple, Star Rover, Girls and God, Booker Stardrum @ Pioneer Works
This show is presented by Found Sound Nation and happens at one of the cooler spots in Brooklyn, Pioneer Works in Red Hook. Here We Go Magic's very talented Luke Temple headlines.

2:54, Honeyblood, Okay Kaya @ Rough Trade
It's a double bill of UK duos, with the gothy post-punk of 2:54 and the almost Best Coast-y pop of Scotland's Honeyblood.

Advance Base, Hello Shark, Real Life Buildings, Adult Mom @ Silent Barn
Chicago lo-fi pop outfit Advance Base is the current project of Owen Ashworth, formerly of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone.

Dr. John @ Town Hall
The Night Tripper interprets the music of Louis Armstrong tonight, as heard on last year's The Spirit of Satch.

Shara Worden, American Composers Orchestra @ Carnegie Hall
This could be a special night, as Shara Worden reinterprets her My Brightest Diamond songs with the American Composers Orchestra.

Steven Reker @ Lincoln Center
People Get Ready frontman Steven Reker plays tonight's installment of Lincoln Center's "American Songwriters Series" which happens in the gorgeous Appel Room overlooking Columbus Circle. You can get discounted tickets by using code REKER30.

Les Sans Culottes, The Zambonis @ Rock Shop
Together for nearly 25 years, The Zambonis remain America's best hockey-themed indie rock band. Wish The Replacements sang about slap shots and hat tricks? This show is for you. Also on the bill fake French band Les Sans Culottes.

Johanna Samuels, Shilpa Ray, Lips, Female @ Union Pool
Shilpa Ray is planning a new album for Northern Spy this year, and we'll likely get a chance to hear some of that tonight.

Xylouris White, J.R. Bohannon @ HiFi
Xylouris White is the duo of Dirty Three's Jim White and Cretan folk musician George Xylouris. Their debut album, Goats, mixes Xylouris' traditional lute style and White's avant leanings, making for a very interesting listen that is all the more captivating live. Having just played shows with Swans, they play this very intimate show tonight.

Have Mercy, Banquets, Republic of Wolves, Soda Bomb, Heeney @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Pretty good lineup all-around of punkish bands. One highlight is Soda Bomb, whose fuzzy lo-fi style should appeal to fans of Wavves.

Obey City @ Baby's All Right
It's the free release party for Brooklyn electronic producer Obey City's new Merlot Sounds EP.

Warehouse, Breathers, True Blue @ Alphaville
Atlanta indie rockers Warehouse are about to re-release their debut LP on Bayonet (Dustin from Beach Fossils' new label) and tonight they play their first of two NYC shows on their current tour with Breathers. It's at new Bushwick venue Alphaville (140 Wilson).

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

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February 26, 2015

photo: Sleater-Kinney in Chicago earlier this month (more by James Richards IV)
S-K

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

Sleater-Kinney, Lizzo @ Terminal 5
Sleater-Kinney aren't on some nostalgia reunion -- they're picking up right where they left off with a killer new record and this is tour is as much about that as it is about old favorites. Tonight's the first of two T5 shows. Both are sold out.

This Will Destroy You, Christopher Tignor, So Hideous @ Saint Vitus
Epic post-rockers This Will Destroy You kick off their BrooklynVegan-presented 2-night stand at Saint Vitus tonight. Different openers both tonights, tonight being TWDY collaborator Christopher Tignor and local atmospheric metal band So Hideous. Both nights are sold out.

Swans, Xylouris White @ Bowery Ballroom
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. Tonight's show is understandably sold out.

Seoul, Calvin Love @ Baby's All Right
Montreal's Seoul make featherlight pop that is laid-back but engaging, owing to much to the hushed cool of '80s groups like The Dream Academy and The Blue Nile. Tonight's show is with fellow Canadian Calvin Love.

The Soul Rebels, Pharoahe Monch, Afrika Bambaataa @ Brooklyn Bowl
Eight-piece New Orleans based brass ensemble The Soul Rebels are playing three nights at Brooklyn Bowl and tonight's special guests are conscious rapper Pharoahe Monch and hip hop / electro legend Afrika Bambaataa.

Solids, Cutters, Center, Wather Underground @ Cake Shop
Montreal's Solids make two-piece fuzz rock not unlike their Canadian neighbors Japandroids. Tonight's their second NYC show this week.

Swami John Reis & The Blind Shake, The So So Glos @ Mercury Lounge
The great John Reis (Rocket from the Crypt, Drive Like Jehu, Hot Snakes, etc) has teamed up with hard-hitting garage rock trio The Blind Shake to pay tribute to classic surf rock instrumentals on a new collaborative album, Modern Surf Classics.

Bang On A Can @ Merkin Concert Hall
Part of the Ecstatic Music Festival, tonight Bang on a Can debut new works by premieres of new works by Wilco's Glenn Kotche, Jace Clayton (aka DJ/rupture) & Ben Frost.

Figs Vision, Holy Komodo, Talibam! @ Baby's All Right
Foxygen auxiliary members Nina Joly and Justin Nijssen have their own band, Holy Komodo who make funky, soft rock synthpop. Check out their new EP below.

MK, Kevin Saunderson, Justin Miller, Nadastrom @ Output
'90s house vet MK and Detroit techno originator Kevin Saunderson headline Output's weekly INPUT party in the main room, while Nadastram (who just dropped a new album on Friends of Friends) will be in the Panther Room.

Sweater Beats, Kastle, Vindata @ Verboten
An equally good dance party to the one at Output goes down at the nearby Verboten tonight with Sweater Beats, Kastle and Vindata.

PC Worship, Turn To Crime, Beech Creeps, Happy You @ Shea Stadium
Detroit's Turn to Crime make soulful garage rock that at times has a warm lived-in quality but also has its scratchy paranoid moments as well. Such are the times. Tonight's show is solid all-around.

Shovels and Rope @ Lincoln Center
Johns Island, SC duo Shovels and Rope play this installment of the American Songbook series, which takes place in the gorgeous Appel Room (with its killer view of Columbus Circle).

The Gaslight Anthem, Northcote, The Scandals @ Webster Hall
The Gaslight Anthem's last two albums sound built for the arenas they're probably just about big enough to play, but luckily for now they're still choosing smaller rooms like tonight's Webster Hall show. On Saturday they'll be at the slightly larger Terminal 5. Both sold out.

Everything Ever, Doe, Blithedale Romance, Eli Whitney and The Sound Machine @ Court Tavern
UK trio Doe pull from '90s indie rock and emo influences. With a new compliation out on Old Flame, the band are over for a bunch of NYC-area shows, this being the only in NJ.

Eartheater, Extreme Animals, Haribo, Highlife @ Secret Project Robot
Eartheater is the solo project of Guardian Alien singer Alexandra Drewchin, which gives her the opportunity to make outsider pop.

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

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February 25, 2015

photos: Ariel Pink @ Mexican Summer 5 (more by PSquared)
IMAGE

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

Turn To Crime, Dinowalrus, Banana Kiss @ Cake Shop
Detroit's Turn to Crime make soulful garage rock that at times has a warm lived-in quality but also has its scratchy paranoid moments as well. Such are the times.

Dan Deacon, Eaters @ Rough Trade
Dan Deacon's new album Gliss Riffer is out today and he'll celebrate tonight with what's a fairly small show for him. Expect a lot of audience participation. If you're going, get there early for Brooklyn duo Eaters who are worth seeing.

Julia Holter, Alex Temple, Spektral Quartet @ Merkin Concert Hall (Ecstatic Music Fest)
Experimental pop great Julia Holter teams up with Chicago chamber ensemble Spektral Quartet for the world premiere of Alex Temple's "Behind the Wallpaper" and a set of arrangements of her own songs as well.

Swami John Reis & The Blind Shake, The So So Glos @ Saint Vitus
The great John Reis (Rocket from the Crypt, Drive Like Jehu, Hot Snakes, etc) has teamed up with hard-hitting garage rock trio The Blind Shake to pay tribute to classic surf rock instrumentals on a new collaborative album, Modern Surf Classics. They play their first of two NYC shows tonight.

Ariel Pink, Jack Name @ Terminal 5
Ariel Pink is capable of sublime pop and novelty rock, as heard on last year's pom pom (sometimes within the same song). Likewise, his shows can be brilliant or a big mess...but they're rarely boring.

Kayo Dot, Enablers, Insect Ark, Center Divider @ Mercury Lounge
Metal boundary pushers Kayo Dot headline this excellent bill with experimental rock collective Enablers, Michael Gira collaborator Insect Ark (aka Dana Schecter), and another relatively likeminded local band, Center Divider.

Kurt Braunohler @ The Bell House
Kurt Braunohler is touring in support of his new Comedy Central web series Roustabout that had him jet skiing from Chicago to New Orleans for charity. Will he be jet skiing to this show? The Gowanus is nearby.

Kate Pierson @ City Winery
The bouffanted B-52's singer just released her first-ever solo album, Guitars and Microphones, and will be celebrating tonight at this show. The LP is riddled with guest appearances, so who knows who might show up.

Lauryn Hill @ Blue Note
Lauryn Hill's currently in the midst of a nine-show NYC run on her intimate acoustic tour. She plays twice tonight, early and late shows.

Pile, Solids, Leapling, Radiator King @ Palisades
Palisades hosts a solid indie rock bill tonight with Boston's post-hardcore-leaning Pile, Canada fuzz rock duo Solids, Brooklyn's poppy Leapling and Boston's folky Radiator King.

Dropdead, Creeping Dose, Narcoleptics, Grudges @ Acheron
Providence hardcore vets Dropdead have been going strong for over two decades, and even their newest material (they put out an EP last year) continues to rip.

Irma Thomas, Lee Fields, Eric Krasno, Alecia Chakour, The Dynamites @ BB King'
Two classic soul veterans, Irma Thomas and Lee Fields, come together for this 'Blues at The Crossroads' show that also includes Soulive/Lettuce's Eric Krasno, Warren Haynes Band's Alecia Chakour and The Dynamites.

Todd Barry, Myq Kaplan, Micah Sherman, The Enemy, Professional Strong-Man Chris "Wonder" Schoeck, Atomic Showgirls, Brian & Edy, + more!
"No Feelings Presents" is a monthly variety show featuring "the best improv teams, stand-up comics, and unique variety acts in New York." Todd Barry and Myq Kaplan highlight tonight's 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.

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February 24, 2015

photo: Chance the Rapper at Lollapalooza 2014 (more by James Richards IV)
Chance

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

Chance the Rapper @ Webster Hall
Chance the Rapper has two albums planned for this year, one on his own and one with a live band. He's still being pretty mysterious about most of it, but the bits we've heard have sounded pretty great. Maybe we'll get some more sneak peeks at new stuff tonight.

Dipset @ BB King's
The full Dipset crew -- Cam'ron, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana and Freekey Zekey -- are finally officially back in action and have a new mixtape planned for this year. The songs they've put out from it so far have them sounding like they're still in great form. Tonight's the first of two NYC shows on this tour.

Screaming Females @ Rough Trade
Screaming Females are already known for their shredding guitar solos, but the new album Rose Mountain has the band focusing a little more on great choruses. It's up their with the best of their previous work. Tonight's the first of four NYC shows on this tour in support of it, and to get in you have to buy the new album at the Rough Trade store today.

The Twilight Sad, Port St. Willow @ Baby's All Right
The Twilight Sad's last headlining show here was playing their 2007 debut in full, but they also put a new album out very soon after that. Now they return and we'll presumably hear more from the new one this time.

Timber Timbre, Torres @ Bowery Ballroom
Timber Timbre returned last year with Hot Dreams that had their unique brand of noir folk sounding good as ever. Tonight their current tour stops in NYC for its second of two Bowery Ballroom shows, and the equally great Torres opens.

Buke and Gase, Landlady @ Mercury Lounge
Buke & Gase make their own instruments, and they also get pretty eccentric sounds out of them. Catch them tonight with Adam Schatz's band Landlady.

Beat Market, Le Couleur, Second Still @ Pianos
Montreal trio Le Couleur take elements of disco, electro and francophone styles, add a bit of glitter and voila: an appealing, danceable sound. This free, early show is in celebration of their new EP and is with another Montreal band, Beat Market.

Elvis Perkins @ The Standard
Elvis Perkins' folky new album is out today, and while his proper tour won't hit NYC until April, tonight you can catch this free one-off at The Standard's Penthouse. To attend you need to RSVP by sending an email to AOhayon@standardhotels.com

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February 23, 2015

photo: Timber Timbre in Chicago in 2011 (more by Ben Rodig)
Timber Timbre

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

Timber Timbre, ThusOwls @ Bowery Ballroom
Timber Timbre returned last year with Hot Dreams that had their unique brand of noir folk sounding good as ever. Tonight their current tour stops in NYC for its first of two Bowery Ballroom shows.

Lauryn Hill @ Highline Ballroom
Lauryn Hill's currently in the midst of a nine-show NYC run on her intimate acoustic tour. This is the third show, and it's sold out.

1349, Origin, Abysmal Dawn, Wolvhammer @ Gramercy Theatre
Norwegian black metal vets 1349 headline this stacked show that also features tech death freaks Origin, Relapse DMers Abysmal Dawn and the blackened Wolvhammer.

Ricky Eat Acid, Glass Gang, Conner Youngblood, Abhi//Dijon @ Mercury Lounge
When the very busy Sam Ray isn't playing in his punk band Teen Suicide or his indie rock band Julia Brown, he's making electronic music as Ricky Eat Acid, the moniker he plays under tonight.

Doe, Piers, Surfbort, Lame @ Palisades
UK trio Doe pull from '90s indie rock and emo influences. With a new compliation out on Old Flame, the band are over for a bunch of NYC-area shows, this being the second.

Philm, Gozu, Long Day Gone @ Saint Vitus
Sadly Dave Lombardo is no longer behind the kit in Slayer, but luckily the skins master is keeping busy with other projects. His new-ish band Philm hits Saint Vitus tonight for their first of two NYC shows on their ongoing tour.

Diet Cig, Charly Bliss, Earl Boykins, Pocket Hercules @ Silent Barn
New Paltz DIY pop band Diet Cig celebrate their new Over Easy EP (on Father/Daughter records) at this release show tonight with other local likeminded bands.

Sapropelic Pycnic, Blood Magic Duo, Rob Jacobs, Voice Coils @ Trans-Pecos
The touring artist tonight is Rob Jacobs of Chicago experimental trio Wei Zhongle, who just put out his debut solo album which is highlighted by his very eccentric voice. He's joined by Blood Magic Duo (aka Jason Ajemian & Jason Nazary), Sapropelic Pycnic (aka Kathleen of Spires That in the Sunset Rise), and the Mitski-fronted prog supergroup Voice Coils.

DonChristian, Butch Dawson, Black Zheep DZ, Soduh, Ryan P., Elon @ Baby's All Right
Local rapper DonChristian put out the solid Renzo Piano album last year that featured Le1f and Antwon, and if you like the kind of dark, left-field stuff those guys make, you'll likely dig DonChristian too.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
For tonight's weekly Night Train comedy series, Cenac welcomes D.C. Benny, Hari Kondabolu, Jo Firestone and more.

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February 22, 2015

photo: Helmet at Bowery Ballroom last week (more by Mathieu Bredeau)
Helmet

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

They Might Be Giants, Jonathan Coulton @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Everyone's favorite geek rockers They Might Be Giants continue their monthly MHOW residency tonight, playing songs from their first album, their new Dial-A-Song project, and more. Their pal Jonathan Coulton opens.

Helmet @ Saint Vitus
20 years ago Helmet released their third album, Betty, which saw them pushing alt-metal's boundaries and incorporating sounds from outside the genre. Now for its anniversary, they're playing the album in full (plus a lot of other songs) on this tour which hits NYC for three sold-out shows. This is the third.

PRhyme (DJ Premier & Royce da 5'9"), Your Old Droog, Boldy James @ Highline Ballroom
Some people say last year was a bad year for rap -- besides Run the Jewels at least -- but another duo of veterans revitalizing their careers gave RTJ a run for their money. DJ Premier and Royce da 5'9" put out an all-killer album that definitely recalled rap's golden era, but didn't sound dated. Tonight their tour in support of it hits NYC. Nas soundalike Your Old Droog opens.

Shellshag, Fleabite, Katherine, Alice @ Silent Barn
Local DIY faves Shellshag team up with Boston's Fleabite, Columbus' Katherine, and new Don Giovanni signees Alice for this matinee show that's raising money for Boston's Smash It Dead Fest.

Crosss, Advertising, Cellphone @ Union Pool
If you enjoy doomy riffs but always wanted to hear more traditional indie rock vocals paired with them, Canadian band Crosss have you covered. This, their second of two NYC stops as part of their tour with crazed psych-punks Cellphone, should be a good show.

Tonight's also the 87th Annual Academy Awards with host Neil Patrick Harris. Will it be Boyhood or Birdman?

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