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April 17, 2014

Loop / FKA twigs
LOOP
FKA TWIGS

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

Loop, Purling Hiss, Donovan Blanc @ Le Poisson Rouge
Existing for a barely five years, UK psych band Loop were one of the most perfectly-named bands ever. Rarely bothering with verse-chorus-verse song structure, the South London group took a riff and added layer upon layer till it had its own gravitational field. They were heavy, man, and got heavier as they went along. Loop are back in action and are stopping in NYC tonight on their way to Austin Psych Fest.

I Break Horses, River Consoles @ Mercury Lounge
The last time I Break Horses played Mercury Lounge main horsebreaker Maria Lindén was just about too sick to play. Let's hope for better health this time through NYC, as her second album of noisy/beautriful synthgaze is alluring.

Cloud Cult @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Minnesota's orch-pop ensemble offer up "An evening with Cloud Cult," with two sets: one acoustic and one electric. There may be some visual arts being made during the show as well.

The Black Lips, Natural Child @ Webster Hall
Get greasy with two of garage rock's wilder acts: California's debaucherous Black Lips and Nashville's southern-fried Natural Child. Tickets are still available.

The Coathangers, Audacity, Ex-Humans, Weed @ Baby's All Right
There will be a lot of loud, scrappy guitars on this bill with garage punk from The Coathangers and Audacity, plus Vancouver's sludgy Weed.

Eaters, Yvette, Dan Friel, Future Punx DJ set @ Glasslands
If you dig synthy, soundtracky music (John Carpenter, Goblin) or darkwave, Brooklyn duo Eaters may be for you. Tonight's the record release party for their debut album, and it's a pretty killer bill all-around, with ferocious Yvette and quirky new wavers Future Punx.

Dan Croll, Panama Wedding @ Bowery Ballroom
UK singer-songwriter Dan Croll released his debut album, Sweet Dissaray, back in March which is full of smart, catchy pop. Tonight's sold out but he'll be back in NYC for Northside Festival.

FKA twigs @ Westway
London's trip-hop-inspired FKA twigs began picking up buzz last year for her EPs that were co-produced by UNO producer and Yeezus collaborator Arca. She made her NYC debut at Glasslands last night, and tonight's her second-ever NYC show. Sold out.

Crying, Donovan Wolfington, Dowsing, Quarterbacks @ Death by Audio
Donovan Wolfington make a solid blend of punk and indie rock that's catchy, raw, and should go over well in a small, all ages venue like Death by Audio. The rest of the bill is pretty good too, including chiptune band Crying, power pop/emo band Dowsing, and lo-fi bedroom band Quarterbacks.

Jacques Greene, Samo Sound Boy, Total Fitness @ Output
Montreal producer Jacques Greene may not be from the UK but he has an excellent take on the garage beats that tend to come from there. Catch him in NYC at Output tonight.

Dawn of Humans, Contingent, Blotter, Asile, Goosebumps @ The Wick (NY's Alright)
The second annual NYC punk/hardcore festival New York's Alright kicks off tonight at new-ish Brooklyn venue The Wick. If you're into the kind of crazy shows that end up looking like this, this bill is pretty stacked.

The Wonder Years, Fireworks, Citizen, Real Friends, Modern Baseball @ Best Buy Theatre
The band we're most excited about on this bill is Philly's Modern Baseball, whose mix of indie rock, lyrical pop punk, and sad folk will make former emo kids feel pretty nostalgic, but it's got the appeal to reach beyond that scene too.

Friend Roulette, Son Step, Conveyor, Small Wonder @ Knitting Factory
A nice line-up of Brooklyn pop acts, including Small Wonder whose understated style is in line with Mutual Benefit or Kings of Convenience.

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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April 16, 2014

Hamilton Leithauser w/ Gene Clark tribute @ MHOW (more by Gretchen Robinette)
Hamilton

Nas @ Bonnaroo 2013 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
Nas

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

Nas @ Beacon Theatre
Nas' groundbreaking debut, Illmatic, turns 20 this year and the making of that album is the subject of a new documentary, Time is Illmatic. That film screens tonight at Beacon before a performance from the man himself. Both are part of the opening night festivities of the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival.

FKA Twigs @ Glasslands
London's trip-hop-inspired FKA twigs began picking up buzz last year for her EPs that were co-produced by UNO producer and Yeezus collaborator Arca. She's in town for her first NYC shows, tonight being the first. Sold-out.

Hamilton Leithauser @ Joe's Pub
Of all the Walkmen's members side projects, frontman Hamilton Leithauser's not surprisingly seems to be the one with the widest appeal. We'll have to wait until June 3 to hear his debut solo album, Black Hours, but this week he'll likely play much of it at tonight's two Joe's Pub performances. If you didn't get tickets, the 7:30 PM performance is streaming live.

Taking Back Sunday, The Used @ Best Buy Theatre
With their original line-up back in action and having just released new album Happiness Is, Taking Back Sunday bring their tour to NYC tonight.

Weed, TONSTARTSSBANDHT, Laced, Nandas @ Shea Stadium
Vancouver sludge rockers Weed released their debut album, Deserve, last year via Couple Skate Records and they're currently over in the US continuing to support it on tour.  Tonight's also the debut performance of new band Laced, which features Couples Skate owner Ian Kim Judd, Beach Fossils singer Dustin Payseur and Nude Beach drummer Ryan Naideau.

S. Carey, White Hinterland @ Le Poisson Rouge
When Sean Carey isn't playing as a sideman in Bon Iver, he makes equally delicate work on his own under the name S. Carey. His new album, Range of Light, came out earlier this month on Secretly Candian and tonight's the record release party.

William Tyler, Trummors, Ryan Sawyer, Darius Jones @ Union Pool
Guitar great William Tyler, who has spent time in Lambchop and Silver Jews, took the solo route last year with an atmospheric guitar album on Merge, Impossible Truth, that deservedly ended up on a couple best of 2013 lists. He just wrapped up his tour with Daniel Rossen last night at MHOW, and plays a headlining show at tiny Union Pool tonight.

Carl Cox @ Output
Veteran British DJ and general dance music legend Carl Cox helped pioneer house and acid. He's still raving, as you can hear tonight.

Kristeen Young @ Bowery Electric
Kristeen has a had a regular gig for the last few year's as Morrissey's go-to opener. Here's a chance to see her without some drunk person screaming "HOW SOON IS NOW!!!" in your ear. It's her second of four April residency shows gearing up for...yet another Morrissey tour.

LE1F, Brenmar @ Brooklyn Museum
After a series of terrific mixtapes, NYC rapper Le1f recently released Hey, his first record for Terrible Records/XL. Tonight's show, with Brenmar, is part of the Brooklyn Artists Ball Dance Party.

Holly Golightly @ Knitting Factory
Once a member of Billy Childish's band Thee Headcoatees, Holly Golightly has been solo for nearly 20 years. She just released her new album All Her Fault, which is another fine slice of raw rockabilly garage.

Nina Person @ Baby's All Right
Best known as singer of The Cardigans, Nina Persson's solo work -- as heard on her new album Animal Heart -- is a bit more somber than her "Lovefool" days, but no less appealing.

William Fitzsimmons, Leif Vollebekk @ NYU Skirball Center
It's a night of contemplative modern folk with Illinois' William Fitzsimmons and Canada's Leif Vollebekk.

Big Terrific @ Cameo
Max Silvestri hosts the free weekly comedy show in the back of Williamsburg's Lovin' Cup. Tonight's talent includes Dan St. Germain, Alice Wetterlund, Jessi Klein, and Chris Locke.

LCD Soundsystem: The Long Goodbye Listening Party @ Rough Trade
The vinyl box of LCD Soundsystem's farewell performance -- the megashow at MSG -- comes out on Record Store Day but you can get a preview at this listening party. Free with RSVP.

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

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April 15, 2014

Daniel Rossen in Austin earlier this month (more by Tim Griffin)
Daniel Rossen

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

Daniel Rossen, William Tyler @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Grizzly Bear/Department of Eagles singer/guitarist Daniel Rossen put out his solo EP Silent Hour/Golden Mile back in 2012, and he's now on his first-ever solo tour which ends tonight in his hometown. Opening is Merge-signed avant-guitarist William Tyler, who has played in Lambchop and Silver Jews.

Hamilton Leithauser @ Joe's Pub (early and late)
Of all the Walkmen's members side projects, frontman Hamilton Leithauser's not surprisingly seems to be the one with the widest appeal. We'll have to wait until June 3 to hear his debut solo album, Black Hours, but this week he'll likely play much of it at his four Joe's Pub shows. The first two (7:30 PM & 9:30 PM) are tonight.

Rufus Wainwright, Lucy Wainwright Roche @ Town Hall
Singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright is currently on the road supporting his new best-of compilation, and tonight he'll bring those career-spanning favorites to NYC's Town Hall.

Pharoahe Monch @ SOB's
One half of Organized Konfusion, Pharoahe Monch releases his fourth solo album PTSD today and celebrates at SOB's. If you haven't listened to the album yet, you can do so by streaming it below.

Spirit Caravan, Pilgrim, Bezoar, Polygamyst @ Saint Vitus
Spirit Caravan is one of Scott "Wino" Weinrich's many bands, who are currently reunited and back on the road with Providence doomsters Pilgrim. Tonight they play Saint Vitus, the Brooklyn bar that partially takes its name from another Wino band, Saint Vitus.

Lonnie Holley, Arto Lindsay, Georgia @ Baby's All Right
Outsider artist Lonnie Holley has made fans out of (and since collaborated with) Deerhunter's Bradford Cox and Black Lips' Cole Alexander. Tonight he returns to NYC for a show with no wave legend and experimental composer Arto Lindsay (of DNA and others), which should make for an excellent night. Lonnie will be joined by opener Georgia during his set, and maybe Arto will hop on stage too?

Kadavar, Sons of Huns @ Mercury Lounge
Germany's Kadavar throw back to the early days of hard rock/metal (think Sabbath, Blue Cheer, etc), and though reviving that stuff is more and more common these days, Kadavar do it well. Tonight's the second of two NYC shows on their current North American tour.

Juana Molina, Xenia Rubinos @ LPR
Argentine singer/songwriter Juana Molina is currently touring the US in support of her terrific 2013 Spanish-language folktronica LP Wed 21. Opening tonight is the NYC-based Xenia Rubinos, who also sings some (but not all) of her music in Spanish (she is of Puerto Rican and Cuban descent).

Langhorne Slim, Osei Essed @ City Winery
Indie folk singer Langhorne Slim will slim down to solo-acoustic mode for tonight's City Winery show.

William Fitzsimmons, Leif Vollebekk @ Littlefield
Two singer/songwriters team up for this show at Littlefield tonight, including Illinois' William Fitzsimmons and Canada's Leif Vollebekk.

Martin Bisi, Black Valleys, Larkin Grimm, Parlour Walls @ Glasslands
Sonic Youth/Swans/etc producer Martin Bisi releases his new solo album, Ex Nihilo, today and it's as weird as you'd expect from him. He celebrates with this release show that includes a great bill of friends like White Hills side project Black Valleys (get it?), Larkin Grimm, and Eula side project Parlour Walls.

Yellowbirds, Landlady, Lone Wolf @ Shea Stadium
Prolific musician Adam Schatz is releasing a new album with his main project, Landlady, on July 15 via Hometapes. He recently released the album's newest single, "The Globe," which you can stream below. Tonight's show is part of his ongoing April residency at Shea.

Taking Back Sunday, The Used, Tonight Alive, Sleepwave @ Best Buy Theater
Taking Back Sunday have been back with the lineup who made Tell All Your Friends for a few years now, and just released their second album since reuniting (and third overall by this lineup). The new stuff may lack the fire that made TAYF so great, but at least tonight's another chance to see the old favorites by the lineup who recorded them. This is their first of three sold out shows at Best Buy Theater on this tour.

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

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April 14, 2014

Summer Camp at Mercury Lounge in 2012 (more by Devan Council)
Summer Camp

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

Cloud Nothings, Ryley Walker @ Bowery Ballroom
Following 2012's drastically career changing Attack on Memory, Cloud Nothings have returned this year with a new album, Here and Nowhere Else, which like its predecessor pulls from punk, indie, post-hardcore and noise to unique and terrific results. Tonight their run with psych-folk guitarist Ryley Walker hits Bowery Ballroom for their second of two sold-out NYC shows this week.

Eli Whitney and The Sound Machine, Ma Jolie, The Weaks, Laura and Greg @ Cake Shop
Philly bands and Lame-O Records labelmates Ma Jolie and The Weaks bring their tour to Cake Shop tonight. The former's noodly post-hardcore is not far removed from Bear vs Shark (whose song "Ma Jolie" may have inspired their name), and the latter's punky power pop should appeal to early Weezer fans.

Outer Spaces, Air Waves, Christine Hoberg, Laughing Fingers @ Glasslands
Outer Spaces is the solo-project-turned-band of Cara Beth Satalino (ex-Witches), who makes an excellent blend of folk, indie rock, and punk. Her tour hits Glasslands tonight and locals Air Waves who open are worth catching too.

Flume, The Chainsmokers @ Highline Ballroom
This 'MTV Artists to Watch' show includes fast-rising Australian producer Flume. It's sold out, but Flume will be back in NYC to headline Terminal 5 on his summer tour.

Summer Camp, My Favourite Things @ Mercury Lounge
UK duo (and real-life married couple) Summer Camp are currently on a brief US tour in support of their 2013 self-titled LP which has a little more sparkle than the band's debut. For those who like the synthpop served with a smile.

LVL UP, Downies, Rivergazer, Elim Bolt, Gold Light @ Silent Barn
Local band LVL UP make crunchy indie rock, not dissimilar to '90s-era Built to Spill. They've been playing NYC a lot lately and tonight's another chance to catch them.

Kadavar, Sons of Huns @ Saint Vitus
Germany's Kadavar throw back to the early days of hard rock/metal (think Sabbath, Blue Cheer, etc), and though reviving that stuff is more and more common these days, Kadavar do it well. Tonight's the first of two NYC shows on their current North American tour.

Phil Lesh & Friends @ BAM
There's never a lack of chances to catch former Grateful Dead member Phil Lesh (and friends) at NYC-area venue Capitol Theatre (where he has an ongoing residency), but tonight the band will bring their sets of mostly Dead tunes to actual NYC. This is their first of two shows at BAM (they play again tomorrow), and the lineup for these shows is Phil Lesh, Warren Haynes, Jackie Greene, John Medeski, and Joe Russo.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac's Monday night comedy show 'Night Train' continues tonight at Littlefield with guests Dan St. Germain, Dave Hill, Maeve Higgins, Lance Weiss, Chris Locke, 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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April 13, 2014

Cloud Nothings at SS Coachella 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
Cloud Nothings

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

Cloud Nothings, Ryley Walker @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Following 2012's drastically career changing Attack on Memory, Cloud Nothings have returned this year with a new album, Here and Nowhere Else, which like its predecessor pulls from punk, indie, post-hardcore and noise to unique and terrific results. Tonight their run with psych-folk guitarist Ryley Walker hits MHOW for their first of two sold-out NYC shows this week.

Yamantaka//Sonic Titan, Odonis Odonis, Sannhet @ Baby's All Right
It's a great and pretty diverse bill at Baby's tonight with theatrical prog/metal/pop rockers Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, their Canadian noise rock neighbors Odonis Odonis, and Brooklyn post-metal/post-rockers Sannhet.

Protomartyr, Spray Paint @ Cake Shop
Detroit's Protomartyr have a sense of urgency and anger that could've sprouted from somewhere like Manchester or Cleveland in 1979. The band's new album, Under Color of Official Right, is a real ripper that evokes more than cribs from the postpunk era. They were great at our SXSW day party and this is your first of two chances this weekend to see them with Austin's similarly spiky Spray Paint.

Small Black, Snowmine, Maria Minerva @ Bowery Ballroom
Brooklyn's synthpop band Small Black just released a new EP, Real People, via Jagjaguwar and tonight's show serves as both a celebration of that and the capper to their tour with Snowmine.

Public Speaking, Insect Factory, Michael Foster/Tristan Shepherd duo, Glockabelle @ Death by Audio
Experimental guitarist Insect Factory, who recently played DbA with Chris Brokaw, returns to the venue for a show with Brooklyn electronic artist Public Speaking and others tonight.

Porches. Being Alone. (film screenin)g @ Baby's All Right
NYC indie rockers Porches have been steadily building a local following, and now filmmaker/photographer Heather Craig has filmed a tour documentary on the band, Being Alone, which premieres at Baby's today during brunch (3 PM start).

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. Get there early.

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

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April 12, 2014

Protomartyr at BV-SXSW 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
Protomartyr

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

Protomartyr, Spray Paint @ Death by Audio
Detroit's Protomartyr have a sense of urgency and anger that could've sprouted from somewhere like Manchester or Cleveland in 1979. The band's new album, Under Color of Official Right, is a real ripper that evokes more than cribs from the postpunk era. They were great at our SXSW day party and this is your first of two chances this weekend to see them with Austin's similarly spiky Spray Paint.

The Julie Ruin, Screaming Females, Shellshag @ Asbury Lanes
The Julie Ruin, the current project of riot grrrl pioneer Kathleen Hanna, and shredding punk trio Screaming Females make for an excellent double bill. Unfortunately, this tour doesn't hit NYC, but tonight it's nearby in NJ's Asbury Park.

PUP, Hunters, Big Ups @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
It's a triple bill of loud guitar rock at the Night Bazaar tonight with straight-ahead Toronto punks PUP, Brooklyn's entertaining Hunters, and their post-hardcore BK neighbors Big Ups.

LVL UP, Chumped, Casual, Adult Dude @ Suburbia
It's a good bill at Suburbia tonight with Built to Spill-esque indie rockers LVL UP, poppy punks Chumped, NJ punks Casual, and Dino Jr-y rockers Adult Dude.

Mirah @ Supper Studio
Mirah has a new album coming out, and from the singles she's released, it sounds like more of the great indie rock-leaning singer/songwriter material we've come to expect from her. Tonight's another NYC show before her tour starts, and it's a unique one that includes a 5 course meal. Sold out.

New Riders of the Purple Sage, Andy Statman Trio, Scott Metzger, Diamond Eye Jack Super Jam @ The Bell House
Tonight at Thee Bell House, The Deli and Relix are teaming up to present their Psychedelix Americana show which is headlined by The Grateful Dead's old pals New Riders of the Purple Sage, who are still kicking.

AndrewAndrew, Neon Indian (DJ Set) @ BRIC House
The shows at BRIC House continue tonight with a dance party from AndrewAndrew and Neon Indian, who will be DJing for the show.

Little Racer, Honduras, The Teen Age, White Reaper @ Baby's All Right
Brooklyn band Little Racer have been at it for a while now, making very catchy, UK-inspired guitar pop. Tonight's a release party for their new EP, Modern Accent. Get there early to catch Louisville garage rockers White Reaper, whose debut EP is coming out on Polyvinyl.

Summer Camp, Clifflight @ Brooklyn Bowl
UK duo (and real-life married couple) Summer Camp got Pulp bassist Steve Mackey to producer their second album, Welcome to Condale, which has a little more sparkle than the band's debut. For those who like the synthpop served with a smile.

Jowe Head, Prince Rupert's Drops, Ne-Hi @ Cake Shop
As a member of Swell Maps and Television Personalities, Jowe Head earned his spot in the post-punk/indie hall of fame. He's got a new album, but he plays tracks from his old bands too. His backing band, Celestial Choir, features Magnetic Fields' Claudia Gonson and members of Mad Scene and Fly Ashtray.

Dax Riggs, Everest Cale @ Mercury Lounge
Dax Riggs will always be known in some circles for his work in the influential '90s sludge band Acid Bath, but he's gone on to an extremely impressive career since and his otherworldly voice has only improved with age. Solo acoustic shows are arguably the best showcase available for his talents -- he typically plays a mix of originals and transcendent covers of work by canonical singer/songwriters like Leonard Cohen, Townes Van Zandt, and John Prine.

Necking, The Hecks, Greg Fox, Beech Creeps @ Secret Project Robot
Necking celebrate the release of a new split 12" with a whole host of other noisy-minded artists, including Chicago's The Hecks and Guardian Alien drummer Greg Fox.

Emmylou Harris @ BAM
Forty years into her career, singer-songwriter Emmylou Harris remains a singular talent with an instantly recognizable voice. Any chance to see her should be taken.

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

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April 11, 2014

Carcass @ Gramercy Theatre, 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
Carcass

EMA @ Suny Culture Shock 2012 (more by Kellyanne Petry)
Cities Aviv

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

Carcass, The Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts, Noisem @ Best Buy Theater
Fellow veteran death metal bands Carcass and Gorguts reignited their careers with new albums last year that were not only better than most people expect from reunion albums, but just two of the best metal albums of the year in general. It was a treat seeing both bands on the road last year too, and tonight should be even more of a treat seeing them together. The rest of the lineup's not too shabby either.

EMA, Chez Deep @ Union Pool
EMA's new album, The Future's Void, is not only a worthy followup to her excellent 2011 debut, but possibly an even stronger album. It goes through industrial, '90s alternative, sad singer/songwriter and more across its very diverse 10 songs. Her tour with Downtown Boys hits NYC at a couple larger venues later in the year, but tonight catch her release show at the intimate Union Pool.

Kevin Barnes, Fancy Colors @ LPR
Of Montreal start their tour in about a month and tonight frontman Kevin Barnes plays solo tonight.

NGUZUNGUZU, Slava, DJ Clent, Ian Isiah @ Baby's All Right
NGUZUNGUZU and Slava bring their outsider electronics to Baby's tonight, and Ian Isiah's auto-tuned R&B should fit right in.

Murphy's Law, Agitator, Goosebumps, Nuclear Santa Claust, Mayor Creep @ 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 might get a bit rowdy with a lineup of of punk, headlined by hardcore vets Murphy's Law.

Immortal Technique, Brother Ali @ Brooklyn Bowl
Fellow "conscious" rappers Immortal Technique and Brother Ali bring the tour they're on together to Brooklyn Bowl for their second of two NYC shows this week.

Mount Sharp, Journalism, 178 Improvisation Product, Heidemann @ Cake Shop
Les Savvy Fans take note: 178 Improvisation Product features LSF frontman Tim Harrington, plus members of post-punk outfit Liquid Liquid. Should be interesting.

Actress, Dutch E Germ, HUERCO S. @ Cameo Gallery
UK IDM wizard Actress returns to NYC tonight, and joining him is excellent local support from ex-Gang Gang Dance member Dutch E Germ and Software-signed minimalist Huerco S.

Cities Aviv @ Knitting Factory
Inventive rapper Cities Aviv released his latest album, Come to Life, which continues to keep him out of pigeonholes. Tonight's show is part of the Knit's "Free Fridays" series. Doors at midnight and no cost to you, the music listener.

Golden Pelicans, Liquor Store, Foster Care @ Death by Audio
This show got canceled. Find something else to do!

James Vincent McMorrow, Aidan Knight @ Bowery Ballroom
James Vincent McMorrow isn't the most original songwriter (Bon Iver and James Blake seem like obvious influences), but he can write some pretty gorgeous music. Tonight's his last of his three sold-out NYC shows.

Banquets, Placeholder, What Moon Things, Vasudeva, Living Room @ Suburbia
There's some good Northeast US punk and indie rock on this bill, and if you're going we especially think you shouldn't miss Lancaster, PA's Placeholder, whose blend of '90s indie, melodic punk and post-hardcore is heavier and rowdier live than it is on record.

Lau, Gramercy Arms @ Mercury Lounge
Edinburgh folk trio Lau who have been named "Best Group" at BBC Radio 2's Folk Awards on four occasions and don't play such small places in the UK.

Wheat, Chris Mills and The Distant Stars, My Teenage Stride @ Union Hall
Boston's Wheat have been making dreamy, autumnal music since the late-'90s. It's been five years since their last record, White Ink Black Ink, maybe we'll find out what's next tonight.

JTC, ITAL, Earthen Sea (ex Black Eyes), Aurora Halal @ Shea Stadium
Brooklyn electronic regulars Ital and Aurora Halal recently played Unsound Fest together supporting their upcoming collaborative EP. Tonight they share a bill again, and also on this show is Earthen Sea, the project of Jacob Long, who (like Ital) used to be in Dischord art punks Black Eyes.

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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April 10, 2014

Godflesh @ MDF2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
GODFLESH

Trust @ BVSXSW 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Trust

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

Godflesh, Cut Hands, Pharmakon @ Irving Plaza
Godflesh's classic 1989 album Streetcleaner also serves as a description of the UK band's sound: heavy, slow and able to strip any scum off the pavement. After postponements, they'll be in the (god)flesh in NYC tonight. Tickets are still available. If you're at the show, look for the guys from Invisible Oranges who will be in the hallway recording segments for Tuesday's East Village Radio show (listen to to the show Tuesday at 10pm to hear those segments).

Trust, Mozart's Sister @ (le) poisson rouge
Trust is the nom-de-synth of Toronto artist Robert Alfons who makes puts a gothy spin on house pop, courtesy his rather sinister vocal style. See them in the darkest room possible. His new album, Joyland, just came out on Arts & Crafts. Opening tonight is Mozart's sister, the solo project of Think About Life / Shapes & Sizes' singer Caila Thompson- Hannant. Worth getting their early for.

The Love Language, Porches, Kill Devil Hills @ Baby's All Right
North Carolina indie rockers The Love Language are continuing to tour this year in support of 2013's Ruby Red . Also on the bill are one of Brooklyn's most promising new bands, Porches.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony @ Barclays Center
Tonight, Nirvana, Kiss, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens and Linda Ronstadt will all be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. Among other things, we'll get a Nirvana performance (possibly fronted by Joan Jett), and maybe get to witness some Courtney Love/Dave Grohl awkwardness on stage.

Radical Dads, No Other, Jupiter Boyz, Quiet Down @ Death By Audio
Sad that Wild Flag called it quits? Radical Dads follow a similar path and are one of Brooklyn's more underrated bands and are always fun live. Also on the bill are Philadelphia trio No Other whose latest EP has the wonderful title, I Believe in Werner Herzog.

Tomutonttu, Jooklo Duo (with Bill Nace) @ Issue Project Room
Tonight, Finnish sound artist Tomutonttu plays his first US show since 2010, and opening is a collaborative set between Italian free jazz duo Jooklo Duo and Body/Head's Bill Nace.

La Dispute, Pianos Become The Teeth, Mansions @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
It's an excellent double bill of post-hardcore from La Dispute, whose new record Rooms of the House has them three for three in terms of consistently great and different-sounding records, and the screamo atmospherics of Pianos Become the Teeth. Mansions lean more towards grungy power pop, but should make for a solid opening set.

Conor Oberst, James Vincent McMorrow @ The Greene Space
It's the second of the two-night Gigstock, which mixes"showcase-length sets with conversation." Like last night, tonight's a good double bill with Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst and Bon Iver/James Blake enthusiast James Vincent McMorrow.
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Low Fat Getting High, Bennio Qwerty, Big Neck Police, Fins @ The Living Gallery
Local punks Low Fat Getting High just announced a new EP, Poor Circulation, which we'll hopefully get to hear some of tonight. You can get a taste of it from its new single, "Police Cop," below. Great bill all around tonight too.

Jowe Head & the Celestial Choir, pHoaming Edison, Lame Drivers @ Union Pool
As a member of Swell Maps and Television Personalities, Jowe Head earned his spot in the post-punk/indie hall of fame. He's got a new album, but he plays tracks from his old bands too. His backing band, Celestial Choir, features Magnetic Fields' Claudia Gonson and members of Mad Scene and Fly Ashtray.

Justin Vivian Bond @ Joe's Pub
A regular in NYC's drag scene for years, and once a member of the duo Kiki and Herb (with Kenny Mellman, who is now in The Julie Ruin), Justin Vivian Bond performs his new show, The Drift tonight. The show "creates a new, free associative, collage of spoken word and song inspired by the story of Karen Stone, a retired actress who drifts from one space to another -- either in her mind, in couture or in bed."

Feist (solo), Kevin Drew @ Tarrytown Music Hall
It's been about three years since Feist released a new album. Hopefully she'll fill us in on what's going on (and play some new songs) tonight. Her old Broken Social Scene pal Kevin Drew opens.

Flight Facilities, JDH & Dave P @ Highline Ballroom
Australian duo Flight Facilities probably know how to make excellent nachos -- they don't know the meaning of "too much cheese." Embrace the fromage and dance tonight.

Chick Corea @ Town Hall
Jazz legend, Grammy winner and pianist extraordinaire, Chick Corea will be doing what he does best tonight. It's a solo show, just him and his instrument.

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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April 9, 2014

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With his quirky/funny '90s-era afternoon PBS show, Bill Nye "the Science Guy" taught a lot of us about the world around us and beyond. He's been back in the news lately, debating creationist Ken Ham back in February, hanging with Cosmos/Star Talk host Neil deGrasse Tyson and President Obama, and currently shopping around a demo reel of a new TV show pitch. It would be great to have him back on television.

In the meantime, Bill Nye will be in NYC this summer for three lectures at Iriving Plaza on July 18, 19 & 20. Bill says in a short teaser video, "I'll be talking about you and me. Humankind. I'll be talking about evolution. And energy, and the cosmos and places within it, and our place in space." Bill says also it will be funny. Tickets are on sale Friday (4/11) at 10 AM with a Live Nation and Music Geeks presale (password is "music geeks") beginning Thursday (4/10) at 10 AM.

Check out that teaser video, the debate with Ham, and a few clips from his '90s show below...

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TPOBPAH at BV-SXSW 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Motion Studies, Fasano, Imperial Topaz, Puppy Cops @ Baby's All Right
It's a diverse night of local music at Baby's tonight with the funky GODMODE-signed Motion Studies, piano singer/songrwriter Fasano, ambient pop duo Imperial Topaz, and Puppy Cops.

James Vincent McMorrow, Aidan Knight @ Bowery Ballroom
James Vincent McMorrow isn't the most original songwriter (Bon Iver and James Blake seem like obvious influences), but he can write some pretty gorgeous music. Tonight's his first of three NYC shows this week, all of which are sold out.

Gurus, Future of What, Icewater, Snowday @ Death By Audio
A less noisy night than DbA usually hosts, the rhythm-heavy Gurus (members of Rahim and Your Nature) headline. Icewater, who are also Eleanor Friedberger's backing band, make lovely guitar-and-synth pop on their own.

London Grammar, Vancouver Sleep Clinic, Haerts @ Irving Plaza
London Grammar's career got a boost when they contributed to the Disclosure LP, but they're flying pretty high off their solo material as well. We at BV are happy to present tonight's sold-out NYC show on their current tour.

Laura Mvula, PHOX @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
British singer Laura Mvula makes excellent boundary-pushing pop that's comparable to Jesse Ware or Janelle Monae. Tonight she plays NYC ahead of her Coachella appearance, and this show is sold out.

Langhorne Slim & The Law, The Felice Brothers, The Districts @ Rough Trade
It's a triple dose of folk/blues/roots rock at Rough Trade tonight from Langhorne Slim & The Law, The Felice Brothers, and The Districts.

Kristeen Young, Tansu, Baby Teardrops @ The Bowery Electric
Kristeen has a had a regular gig for the last few year's as Morrissey's go-to opener. Here's a chance to see her without some drunk person screaming "HOW SOON IS NOW!!!" in your ear. It's her first of four April residency shows gearing up for...yet another Morrissey tour.

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Parquet Courts @ The Greene Space
This is the first night of the two-night Gigstock, which mixes"showcase-length sets with conversation." It's a good double bill tonight too and both groups are sure to be playing new material from their forthcoming albums. Sold out, but you can stream it online.

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra @ Union Pool
You may know that Thee Silver Mt. Zion share members with Godspeed You! Black Emperor, but post-rock is only a minor element here, not to say it isn't still epic, gripping music. Tonight's their last of three NYC shows total this week, and totally sold out.

Mac DeMarco, Amen Dunes, Juan Wauters (of The Beets), Tonstartssbandht @ Webster Hall
With his third album, Salad Days, out now, Mac plays his second sold-out NYC show this week.

Immortal Technique, Brother Ali @ Highline Ballroom
Fellow "conscious" rappers Immortal Technique and Brother Ali bring the tour they're on together to Highline Ballroom for their first of two NYC shows this week.

Big Terrific Comedy Show @ Cameo Gallery
Max Silvestri hosts the free weekly comedy show in the back of Williamsburg's Lovin' Cup. Tonight's talent includes Mike Cannon, Nick Vatterott, Michelle Wolf, Neal Stastny.

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

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