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February 13, 2016

photo: Protomartyr in Chicago in January (more by James Richards IV)
Protomartyr

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

Protomartyr, Priests, Beech Creeps @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Protomartyr's third album, The Agent Intellect, picked up right where Under Color Of Official Right left off -- nuanced and powerful post-punk over which frontman Joe Casey tells tales of barroom poets, casually negligent parents, and other fun subjects. Tonight's with tourmates Priests (always great live) and local noisemakers Beech Creeps.

Martin Courtney, EZTV @ Baby's All Right
Martin Courtney's solo debut, Many Moons, isn't all that different from what he does in Real Estate, but his strapping on the acoustic -- plus nice use of mellotron -- give the record a lovely, light touch. His band, which includes Woods' Jarvis Taveniere, are great. Opening tonight are EZTV who have Nic Hessler playing guitar with them and they're going to let him sing a few songs too.

Donuts Are Forever Hosted by Jarobi feat. DJ Spinna, Illa J, Daru Jones & The Ruff Pack, Run P. @ Brooklyn Bowl
The great producer J Dilla died ten years ago this month, and to celebrate his life, the tenth annual Donuts Are Forever show goes down at Brooklyn Bowl tonight. A Tribe Called Quest's Jarobi hosts.

Screaming Females, Long Beard @ Monty Hall
NJ shredders Screaming Females always put on a killer show and they change it up a lot too. Tonight's their second of two shows at home state venue Monty Hall. Both sold out.

Bettye LaVette @ Iridium
Soul veteran Bettye LaVette returned last year with her new album Worthy, which was nominated for the Best Blues Album Grammy. We'll find out if she wins on Monday, but meanwhile she plays Iridum tonight and tomorrow.

The Soft Moon, Container, Uniform, Carson Cox (as Video Blue) @ Market Hotel
San Francisco's The Soft Moon switched things up a little on their latest album, putting more of a focus on songs than sounds and mood. It's more odd than anything they've done before, all of which is a good thing. One thing that hasn't changed is the intensity (and volume) of The Soft Moon's live show. First of three NYC shows for the band. Sold out.

The Hairs, Glitter, Kyle Forester @ Cake Shop
A great night of indiepop, headlined by the scratchy, humorously neurotic sounds of The Hairs. Kyle Forrester (Ladybug Transistor, Crystal Stilts) opens the night.

Ronnie Stone, Slime Boize, Bueno, Operator, Edith Pop @ Shea Stadium
How serious you take Ronnie Stone is up to you but his intentionally kitschy, '80s-in-a-blender shtick (somewhere between Bruce Springsteen and Prefab Sprout) is not without craft, even if it is a big joke.

Toilet Boys, The Sweet Things, Battletorn @ Saint Vitus (two shows)
NYC rockers Toilet Boys have been going at it since the '90s (with a couple hiatuses in there), led by NYC club fixture Miss Guy, who's collaborated with Blondie and others. they play an 8 PM and a midnight show tonight. The early show is sold out.

Eric D Johnson, Kevin Morby & Sam Cohen @ The Box
Fruit Bats main member Eric D Johnson, Kevin Morby and Sam Cohen are teaming up tonight for a collaborative show. The description reads, "Sam, Eric and Kevin will accompany one another on new arrangements of their songs. They will also each cover one song by their fellow performers. It promises to be different take on the songs spanning their careers."

Blue Oyster Cult @ BB King's
It's the 40th anniversary of "Don't Fear the Reaper," and Blue Oyster Cult are celebrating that with a residency at BB King's. Aside from hits like that one (and "Burnin' For You" and "Godzilla"), BOC had influential proto-metal albums like 1973's Tyranny and Mutation, which they still play songs from today.

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

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February 12, 2016

photo: Modern Baseball at Best Buy Theater in 2015 (more by Mimi Hong)
Modern Baseball

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

Modern Baseball, Jeff Rosenstock, Pinegrove @ Baby's All Right
We're still waiting to hear more about Modern Baseball's supposedly quite different-sounding new album, but in the meantime tonight we'll get to hear old favorites in a place way smaller than they usually play. (And maybe a new one too?) Between the always-fun Jeff Rosenstock, and young indie rockers Pinegrove who release their very good new album today, this show should be great all around. Sold out.

PUP, Pkew Pkew Pkew @ Saint Vitus
Toronto punks PUP have always played like they were rock stars since their earliest shows at tiny DIY spots, and now they're moving up in the world for real. Their next NYC show is at Music Hall of Williamsburg, so tonight's Vitus show might be the smallest place you see them here for a while. Sold out.

Chuck Ragan & the Camaraderie, Cory Branan @ Rough Trade
When Chuck Ragan's not making raucous punk rock with Hot Water Music, he strips things down for his folk-oriented solo project.

Screaming Females, Dark Thoughts @ Monty Hall
NJ shredders Screaming Females always put on a killer show and they change it up a lot too. Tonight's their first of two shows at home state venue Monty Hall. Both sold out.

Fleshgod Apocalypse, Carach Angren, Abigail Williams, Winter Nights @ Gramercy Theatre
Abigail Williams ditched their symphonic metal and melodic metalcore styles a while ago. They're now a black metal band, and last year's The Accuser is pretty great. Tonight they open for the classically-tinged tech-death band Fleshgod Apocalypse, who probably do fit in better with their older material.

Mike Birbiglia @ The Lynn Redgrave Theater
Comedian Mike Birbiglia has been doing his show "Thank God for the Jokes" for nearly two years. He's finally putting it to bed, but not before this six-week run.

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

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February 11, 2016

photo: Kanye West at Governors Ball 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Kanye West

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

Kanye West - Yeezy Season 3 @ Madison Square Garden
We still don't know too much about Kanye's new album, but we do know three of its songs -- "Real Friends," "Wolves" and "Fade," all of which are good -- and that it supposedly features A$AP Rocky, Earl Sweatshirt, Chance the Rapper, Andre 3000, Tyler the Creator, and more. We'll finally learn the title and hear the rest of it today, when he premieres at his Yeezy Season 3 fashion show at MSG. As of yesterday, the album is called The Life of Pablo and it does not feature the Kendrick Lamar collab "No More Parties in LA." The show starts at 4 PM, and if you're not attending, you can stream it live in several theaters worldwide.

Blonde Redhead, Half Waif @ Rough Trade
NYC's consistently great indie rock/dream pop/noise rock/etc band Blonde Redhead have been working on new material, and tonight they take some time off from that to squeeze in this small sold-out show. After the show, they'll DJ Baby's All Right.

Whores, Fight Amp, Fashion Week, Haan @ Saint Vitus
Whores and Fight Amp both make noisy post-hardcore that's indebted to the genre's '80s/'90s days, and still sounds relevant today. Also, at this show you can see the band Fashion Week during New York Fashion Week.

Freedom Williams, Talib Kweli @ Stage 48
It's the 50th birthday party for Brooklyn dance/hip hop vet Freedom Williams, who famously did lead vocals for C+C Music Factory including on their massive hit "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)." Making this show weirdly interesting, Talib Kweli will host and perform.

Pop. 1280, Bambara, Suckling @ Silent Barn
A makeup for the Jonas-canceled night a few weeks ago, this is a record release party for both Pop 1280 (whose new record is out now) and kind of one for Bambara too (their new one is out in two weeks). Both bands are in the gothy postpunk sonic world and do it well.

Darlene Love @ B.B. King's
Having sung with The Crystals (anonymously) and with many other Phil Spector wall-of-sound groups/productions, Darlene Love is one of the voices behind some of '60s pop's biggest hits.

Mike Birbiglia @ The Lynn Redgrave Theater
Comedian Mike Birbiglia has been doing his show "Thank God for the Jokes" for nearly two years. He's finally putting it to bed, but not before this six-week run.

"Serious Matters" @ Union Hall
Serious Matters is a "data-driven comedy show determined to solve the world's issues one serious matter at a time." This week the topic is "conflict resolution" and Todd Barry, Jo Firestone, Doug Smith, Brock Mahan and more will be on hand to solve it.

Antibalas, Angelique Kidjo, Karikatura, DJ Cochemea Gastelum of The Dap-Kings @ Brooklyn Bowl
Brooklyn afrobeat band Antibalas are in monthly residency at Brooklyn Bowl, and this month's guests include Angelique Kidjo, Karikatura, and DJ Cochemea Gastelum of The Dap-Kings.

Stretch Armstrong @ Brooklyn Bowl
Questlove takes a night off from his weekly Bowl Train DJ party, and turns the boards over to Stretch Armstrong.

House Party With Funk Flex, Father, DJ Soul, DJ Wavy, Electric Punanny, Va$Htie @ Webster Hall
These weekly House Parties at Webster Hall often have pretty cool guests, and tonight it's the eccentric rapper Father.

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

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February 10, 2016

photo: Giorgio Moroder at Pitchfork Fest 2014 (more by James Richards IV)
Giorgio Moroder

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

Fetty Wap, Post Malone, Monty @ Irving Plaza
Fetty Wap's debut album spawned four charting singles and about twice as many could-be singles, but you already know this because you couldn't leave your house last year without hearing them. Tonight's the second of two Irving Plaza shows with frequent collaborator Monty and "White Iverson" rapper Post Malone.

Graveyard, Spiders @ Brooklyn Bowl
If you like your heavy rock riffage the way it sounded in the early '70s, Graveyard have you covered. Related band Spiders make this a good double bill.

Benjamin Clementine @ Rough Trade
UK singer Benjamin Clementine won the Mercury Prize last year for his album At Least for Now that earned him a few "male Nina Simone" comparisons. Tonight's the first of four NYC shows on his current run.

Giorgio Moroder, Thanksgiving Brown, Cranks @ Output
Giorgio Moroder's influence on dance music can not be overstated -- you can hear it in the Top 40 right now. Tonight he'll spin many of his greatest hits which will certainly sound amazing out of Output's killer soundsystem.

Ezra Furman, Nude Beach, Writer @ Bowery Ballroom
Furman's a charismatic, charming performer and between the confessional, storytelling nature of many of his songs and folk-rock style, it's all a little late-'80s Violent Femmes... yet there's nobody else quite like him.

Paul Collins Beat, Bodega Bay, No Ice, Jackyl Onassis @ Berlin
Former Nerves songwriter and power pop godfather Paul Collins helped pioneer a jangly sound that's still being imitated today.

Dawn of Midi @ The Kitchen
Dawn of Midi apply dance music techniques and rhythms to acoustic instruments, as can be heard on their acclaimed 2015 album, Dysnomia.

Rachel Grimes, Longleash @ Merkin Concert Hall
Part of the Ecstatic Music Festival, tonight Rachel Grimes (of Rachel's) will collaborate with piano trio Longleash to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Rachel's Music for Egon Schiele.

Mike Birbiglia @ The Lynn Redgrave Theater
Comedian Mike Birbiglia has been doing his show "Thank God for the Jokes" for nearly two years. He's finally putting it to bed, but not before this six-week run.

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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February 9, 2016

photo: George Clinton & P-Funk @ Beekman Beer Garden, 2011 (more by Chris La Putt)
George Clinton

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

Fetty Wap, Post Malone, Monty @ Irving Plaza
Fetty Wap's debut album spawned four charting singles and about twice as many could-be singles, but you already know this because you couldn't leave your house last year without hearing them. Tonight's the first of two Irving Plaza shows with frequent collaborator Monty and "White Iverson" rapper Post Malone.

Matthew Logan Vasquez, Hideout @ Baby's All Right
Delta Spirit frontman Matthew Logan Vasquez is taking the solo route this year, and going by what we've heard from his new project so far, it's definitely on the rockin' side.

Baio, The Range, Griffin Camper @ Bowery Ballroom
The new Vampire Weekend album is supposedly in the works, but in the meantime bassist Chris Baio is taking time to focus on his solo career. (And as you probably know, Rostam left the band.) If you like VW's unique brand of pop, you'll probably dig Baio too.

George Clinton And Parliament Funkadelic @ BB King Blues Club
The sound of R&B and hip hop would be very different today without George Clinton and P-Funk's pioneering, out-there sounds. He still pilots the mothership with skill and grooves.

Mardi Gras Bash w/ Hungry March Band, Jonathan Toubin, Baby Soda @ Bell House
It's Fat Tuesday and you can celebrate at this Mardi Gras bash hosted by Tanya Soloman featuring the expert selections of DJ Jonathan Toubin, and the fun Hungry March Band.

Lupe Fiasco @ Wellmont Theatre
Lupe Fiasco came out of the gate with the very strong Food & Liquor in 2006, but kinda lost it a bit after 2007's The Cool. That was no longer true after last year's Tetsuo & Youth though, his best album in years.

Stalley, Torae, Ace Cosgrove, ISAIAHTHE3RD, Corey Lee @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Ohio rapper Stalley returned late last month with the Saving Yusuf mixtape, which features Big K.R.I.T. and more. Tonight's his first NYC show since its release.

Chris Gethard @ UCB Theatre
The very funny Chris Gethard does another of his 'Career Suicide' shows tonight, "an hour of stand up focusing on suicide, alcoholism, and all the other funniest parts of life." Usually he does them at Union Hall, but tonight he returns to UCB, one of the places he got his start.

Mike Birbiglia @ The Lynn Redgrave Theater
Comedian Mike Birbiglia has been doing his show "Thank God for the Jokes" for nearly two years. He's finally putting it to bed, but not before this six-week run.

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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February 8, 2016

photo: Graveyard @ MHOW, 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)
IMAGE

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

David Bowie Tribute w/ The Pains of Being TEEN, White Hinterland, Adesuwa, Best Behavior, & more @ Mercury Lounge
"Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am: A Tribute to David Bowie" features a bunch of indie acts headlined by a mash-up of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and TEEN. Late show, doors at 9:30

Graveyard, Spiders @ Bowery Ballroom
If you like your heavy rock riffage the way it sounded in the early '70s, Graveyard have you covered. Related band Spiders make this a good double bill. This is the rescheduled date, after January 23 was cancelled due to Winter Storm Jonas. They also play Brooklyn Bowl on February 10.

Pell, Daye Jack @ SOB's
Pell is yet another recent breakout of the kind of sing-rapping that's been very much in style lately. If you like Chance the Rapper, you might dig Pell too.

Emma-Lee Moss, Jenny Zhang, Sarah Howe @ Elvis Guesthouse
Emma-Lee Moss, aka the brains behind Emmy the Great, headlines this Chinese New Year celebrations featuring "poetry, dumplings, AZN pop" and more.

Ask Me Another w/ Leslie Odom Jr. @ Bell House
NPR's live quiz show taping "Ask Me Another" returns, and tonight's guest is Leslie Odom Jr, who plays Aaron Burr in the acclaimed hip hop musical Hamilton.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
All aboard Wyatt Cenac's weekly comedy cavalcade, this week with guests Sasheer Zamata, Sam Morril, Adrienne Iapalucci, Daniel Sloss, and Clayton English.

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

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February 7, 2016

photo: Voivod @ Gramercy Theatre, 2015 (more by Matthew Bredeau)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Super Bowl 50
There's a very good chance that, like most of the country, you won't be seeing a show tonight at all and you'll instead be watching the Super Bowl. From a musical point of view, the halftime show has Coldplay and they're set to be joined be Beyonce, Bruno Mars, and possibly Rihanna and Justin Timberlake. Lady Gaga is also singing The National Anthem. Plus, we can count on something musical going down in the commercials.

Voivod, Vektor, Extinction A.D., Eight Bells @ Gramercy Theatre
If you are seeing a show tonight, it's hard to go wrong with this one. Voivoid have been crafting a weird mix of progressive rock and thrash metal since the '80s and there's still no one quite like them. Both openers are solid too.

Ed Askew Band (w/ Jonah Smith) @ Pete's Candy Store
Ed Askew made one of the finest cult folk records of the '60s with Ask the Unicorn. He was gone for a while, but lucky for us he's currently very active as a performer and recording artist.

Ronald Paris (of Porches), Harmony Tividad (of Girlpool), Sitcom, True Blue @ Silent Barn
While Porches are now playing bigger venues than ever, main member Aaron Maine (aka Ronald Paris) still gives you a chance to see him play intimate spots like this one. Making this a good double bill is Harmony Tividad, one half of Girlpool.

Mike Birbiglia @ The Lynn Redgrave Theater
Comedian Mike Birbiglia has been doing his show "Thank God for the Jokes" for nearly two years. He's finally putting it to bed, but not before this six-week run.

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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February 6, 2016

photo: Shearwater at LPR in 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Shearwater

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

Wilco, Steve Gunn @ Kings Theatre
Wilco have been making good to great records for over two decades now, the latest being last year's Star Wars. Their current tour hits Brooklyn venue Kings Theatre twice this weekend. This is night 2, with experimental musician (and Kurt Vile collaborator) Steve Gunn opening.

Shearwater, Jib Kidder @ Mercury Lounge
Shearwater's new album Jet Plane and Oxbow is another winner, and it's nothing if not ambitious. Tonight's their first of two NYC shows on this tour, and it's sold out.

Chumped, Jeff Rosenstock, Chris Gethard (as Morrissey), Adult Dude @ Suburbia
Chumped were quite possibly the best real-deal pop punk band in Brooklyn during their short run. They're sadly calling it quits, but not before two final shows at DIY spot Suburbia. This is the second, and there are some pretty amazing openers. Jeff Rosenstock could easily pack this place on his own, an Chris Gethard as Morrissey is sure to be a good time.

Wolf Eyes, Michigan Underground @ Union Pool
Wolf Eyes three-show Union Pool residency wraps up tonight with a highly experimental/improvisational set, featuring help from Nate Young, John Olson, James Baljo, Viki Viktoria, Chip Apetechnology (Survival Research Labs), Sam Hooker, and Tyler Hicks.

Oberhofer, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Edley O'Dowd, LODRO, Cassie Ramone (DJ Set) @ Sunnyvale
This is the grand opening party for new East Williamsburg venue Sunnyvale, featuring live sets from Oberhofer and LODRO, plus a DJ set from Psychic TV's Genesis P-Orridge & Edley O'Dowd, and a late night DJ set from Cassie Ramone.

Lady Leshurr, Jubilee @ Gramercy Theatre
UK rapper Lady Leshurr picked up a lot of buzz for her addictive single "Queen's Speech Ep. 4," and she's already proven that she has more quality material in her. Tonight's her NYC debut.

Lotus, EL Ten Eleven @ Terminal 5
Lotus have been mixing electronic music and a live jam band approach for years now, and they continue to be staples of that style. Post rockers El Ten Eleven make this a great double bill.

Mal Blum, Peter Stampfel, ANMLPLNET, Lauren Measure (of Worriers), Out of System Transfer, The Dregs @ Aviv
This is the birthday show for Jersey Beat founder Jim Testa, and among the lineup is three Don Giovanni artists: singer/songwriter Mal Blum, folk vetran Peter Stampfel, and Worriers singer Lauren Denitzio.

Crazy and the Brains, Brett Davis, High Waisted @ Le Poisson Rouge
Crazy & the Brains mix classic-style punk with xylophone, and it works out really well. Tonight they team up with comedian Brett Davis, who's no stranger to doing standup at punk shows.

Bang On a Can All-Stars @ Merkin Concert Hall
Part of the Ecstatic Music Festival, this is the annual Bang on a Can People's Commissioning Fund Concert on Saturday (4/6) at Merkin Concert Hall, featuring the Bang on a Can All-Stars performing world premieres of new works by Caroline Shaw, Gabriella Smith, Zhang Shouwang & René Lussier, plus Julia Wolfe's Pulitzer Prize-winning / Grammy-nominated "Anthracite Fields."

Dylan LeBlanc, Zachary Cale, Bird Dog @ Rough Trade
Acclaimed Muscle Shoals-born folk crooner Dylan LeBlanc celebrates the release of his third album, Cautionary Tale.

Mike Birbiglia @ The Lynn Redgrave Theater
Comedian Mike Birbiglia has been doing his show "Thank God for the Jokes" for nearly two years. He's finally putting it to bed, but not before this six-week run.

Dave Harrington One Heart Trio, Plaque, Blizzardo, DJ Fitness, DJ iggy[crisp], FaltyDL (special guest) @ Trans Pecos
This is "House of Feelings IV" which is a "night of continuous music" starting at 9 PM and flowing till the wee hours. Highlights include a set from the Dave Harrington One Heart Trio and a DJ set from FaultyDL.

Matthew Dear, Lee Curtiss, Bella Sarris @ Verboten
Avant-pop artist, producer and interesting fellow, Matthew Dear spins records tonight.

MOIST PAULA, Dj Record Grouch, Kyp Malone @ Union Pool
This is an "afternoon hang" not unlike Union Pool's Summer Thunder series, with free live music and DJ sets starting at 2 PM, including a set from TV on the Radio's Kyp Malone.

Ronnie Stone and The Lonely Riders, We In Cloudz @ Saint Vitus
How serious you take Ronnie Stone & the Lonely Riders is up to you but his intentionally kitschy, '80s-in-a-blender shtick (somewhere between Bruce Springsteen and Prefab Sprout) is not without craft, even if it is a big joke.

Buster Pointdexter @ Cafe Carlyle
New York Dolls singer David Johansen puts back on the tux and his party-friendly Buster Poindexter persona for a night of saucy cabaret at this fancypants supper club.

Golden Tears: David Bowie Tribute @ Cake Shop
Celebrate the life and music of the late David bowie with this "million-band tribute" (actually more like 20), including Sam Kogon, My Teenage Stride, Space Merchants, Fly Ashtray, and more. The fun starts at 7 PM and it's FREE.

Bernie Man: A Benefit for Bernie Sanders @ Union Hall
This comedy benefit for Bernie Sanders features Mystery Science Theatre 3000's Frank Conniff, Liam McEaneaney, Jeffrey Joseph, David Feldman, Phoebe Robinson, and onetime VH1 host John Fugelsang.

AraabMuzik, Nadus @ Slake
AraabMuzik has been prolific for years now, making beats for rappers and putting out his own quality material too. Tonight he'll get the dancefloor moving at Slake.

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

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February 5, 2016

photo: Wilco at Pitchfork Fest 2015 (more by James Richards IV)
Wilco

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

Wilco, Bill Frisell @ Kings Theatre
Wilco have been making good to great records for over two decades now, the latest being last year's Star Wars. Their current tour hits Brooklyn venue Kings Theatre twice this weekend. This is night 1, with veteran jazz/rock/country/etc guitarist Bill Frisell opening.

Lupe Fiasco @ B.B. King's
Lupe Fiasco came out of the gate with the very strong Food & Liquor in 2006, but kinda lost it a bit after 2007's The Cool. That was no longer true after last year's Tetsuo & Youth though, his best album in years.

KING, Marc Cary & Igmar Thomas @ Le Poisson Rouge
LA trio KING release their debut album today, a mix of R&B and soul that's familiar-sounding yet futuristic. It's a very good album, and tonight's show should hopefully be great too.

Jamie Woon @ Bowery Ballroom
Before "alt-R&B" really popped off, one of the genre's early key albums was Jamie Woon's 2011 LP Mirrorwriting. We didn't much hear from him after that, but last year he finally released album #2, Making Time. It proves he's still got plenty more to say.

Beverly, WALL, MPHO, Annie Hart of Au Revoir Simone @ Baby's All Right
Preview new songs from Beverly's excellent second album, The Blue Swell,  as part of this solid bill of locals, including up-and-coming post-punks WALL and  Au Revoir Simone's Annie Hart.

Wolf Eyes, Blazer Sound System, Michigan Underground @ Union Pool
Wolf Eyes three-show Union Pool residency continues tonight with a highly experimental/improvisational set, featuring help from Nate Young, John Olson, James Baljo, Viki Viktoria, Chip Apetechnology (Survival Research Labs), Sam Hooker, and Tyler Hicks. Should be interesting.

Chumped, Never, Strangerpride @ Suburbia
Chumped were quite possibly the best real-deal pop punk band in Brooklyn during their short run. They're sadly calling it quits, but not before two final shows at DIY spot Suburbia. This is the first.

Banquets, Timeshares, The Holy Mess, Save Ends, Brian Rothenbeck @ Saint Vitus
It's a good (bad?) day for bittersweet punk shows. Jersey City's Banquets are also calling it quits but going out with this last Brooklyn show. Long Island's great Timeshares are worth catching too.

Modeselektor, Benjamin Damage, Shed, Truncate @ Output
The great German electronic duo Modeselektor are about to dedicate their year to the new Moderat album/tour, but first they'll stop by Brooklyn club Output tonight. It's an especially good day to head to Output, because long-running Brooklyn record store Halcyon opens inside the venue today at noon (though the shop closes at 8 PM).

Hints, Terribly Yours, The Ludwigs @ Bowery Electric
Sean Bones has been inactive for a few years, but now he's got a new project called Terribly Yours that pulls from late '70s power pop/new wave. Tonight's the project's debut live show.

Uniform, Dreamcrusher, Horoscope, Wetware, Conduit @ Alphaville
Noise duo Uniform have members of Drunkdriver and The Men, and their highly intense hardcore punk-inspired sets are usually over and done with in a matter of minutes.

Show Me The Body, B L A C K I E, Moor Mother Goddess @ Market Hotel
If you like dark experimental rap, or punk, or those two things coming together, this show is gonna be right up your alley.

DJ Spinna, Rich Medina @ American Museum of Natural History
Brooklyn hip hop vet DJ Spinna headlines this edition of the recurring 'One Step Beyond' party at the Museum of Natural History. In addition to the music, "guests can also take a walk up the Cosmic Pathway to the Hayden Big Bang Theater where acclaimed actor Liam Neeson narrates a dynamic flight through the virtual universe based on an accurate cosmic atlas."

Marlon Williams, Wild Leaves @ Mercury Lounge
One of Dead Oceans' newest signees is New Zealand folk singer Marlon Williams. He was here during CMJ, and returns tonight.

Grant-Lee Phillips, Steve Poltz @ Rockwood Music Hall
Armed with a smoky and soulful voice, Grant-Lee Phillips has been making great records for over 20 years. His new album, The Narrows, is out in March. Maybe he'll reveal whether he's going to return to be the Stars Hollow troubadour for Netflix's new Gilmore Girls movies.

Beth Israel, Heaven's Gate, Secret Crush, Melt @ Aviv
Tonight features two bands signed to Andrew Savage's Dull Tools label (Beth Israel and Heaven's Gate), plus the drony Secret Crush and the '90s-ish Melt.

My Favorite, A Place Both Wonderful and Strange @ Cake Shop
Resurrected NYC indiepop cult heroes My Favorite bring melody and melodrama in equal measure.

Dave Harrignton ("The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari") @ National Sawdust
Busy man Dave Harrington will lead a six-member band through a  live, improvised score to the classic 1920 silent horror film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.

Buster Pointdexter @ Cafe Carlyle
New York Dolls singer David Johansen puts back on the tux and his party-friendly Buster Poindexter persona for a night of saucy cabaret at this fancypants supper club.

Lianne La Havas @ Rough Trade
Talented UK singer-songwriter Lianne La Havas made a huge splash with her 2012 debut album that went Top 5 in her native country. Her latest album, Blood, is up for a Grammy. Sold out.

Mike Birbiglia @ The Lynn Redgrave Theater
Comedian Mike Birbiglia has been doing his show "Thank God for the Jokes" for nearly two years. He's finally putting it to bed, but not before this six-week run.

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

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February 4, 2016

Anderson Paak

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

Jenny Lewis, The Watson Twins, M. Ward @ Beacon Theatre
Ten years ago, Jenny Lewis teamed up with the Watson Twins to release Rabbit Fur Coat. That album still lives up today, and Jenny and the Watsons are celebrating by performing it at Beacon Theatre. M Ward, who guests on the album, opens.

Anderson. Paak & The Free Nationals, Jay Watts, Marcus Machado @ SOB's
Anderson .Paak first caught our ears on with his six notable guest appearances on the new Dr. Dre album, and he quickly got out his own new album, the soul/funk/rap hybrid Malibu, that proved he's at least as good on his own too. This should be a good show, and it's sold out.

Cosmicide, Exiles, Ohnomoon, Sleepy Ha Has, Queen of Jeans @ Pianos
Former Secret Machines founder Brandon Curtis has been playing under the Cosmicide name for a couple years, making music that has that widescreen postpunk vibe that former band did so well. This is the first show of his February residency at Pianos.

Fetty Wap, Post Malone, Monty @ Wellmont Theater
Fetty Wap's debut album spawned four charting singles and about twice as many could-be singles, but you already know this because you couldn't leave your house last year without hearing them. Tonight's the first of three NYC-area shows with frequent collaborator Monty and "White Iverson" rapper Post Malone.

Decapitated, Black Breath, Theories @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Polish death metal band Decapitated are currently on the road with two killer Seattle bands, Black Breath and Theories. Especially exciting is Black Breath, who are fresh off the release of their classic-minded DM album Slaves Beyond Death, one of the best of its kind in 2015.

Dead Heavens @ Grand Victory
While Walter Schreifels obtained "legendary" status by playing in hardcore and post-hardcore bands (like Gorilla Biscuits and Quicksand), Dead Heavens gives him a chance to dive into '60s-inspired garage/psych.

Wolf Eyes @ Union Pool
It's the first night of Wolf Eyes three-show Union Pool residency. All the shows will be highly experimental/improvisational, featuring help from Nate Young, John Olson, James Baljo, Viki Viktoria, Chip Apetechnology (Survival Research Labs), Sam Hooker, and Tyler Hicks. Should be interesting.

Hannibal Buress 'Comedy Camisado' screening @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
It's Hannibal's 33rd birthday today and to celebrate he's throwing this free screening of his new Netflix comedy special 'Comedy Camisado.' He's teasing a special musical guest, too. Doors are at 7 PM, 18+.

Talib Kweli and live band @ Blue Note (two shows)
NYC rap staple Talib Kweli is possibly busier than ever this winter, with a total of nine shows in about two months. Tonight he and a live band knock out two more.

Spank Rock, Moistbreezy, BOYSLASHFRIEND @ Good Room
Electro-rapper Spank Rock hasn't released new music in a while, but he's got plenty of super fun material dating back over a decade.

Emily Wells, Lorna Dune @ Bowery Ballroom
Emily Wells continues to hone her brand of hip hop-influenced string-laden baroque pop on her new album, Promise, which just came out last week. For tonight's show, additional strings are provided by the Metropolis Ensemble.

Lead Belly Fest @ Carnegie Hall
Blues legend Lead Belly has influenced tons of artists across several genres for over half a century. That's evident from tonight's varied lineup, which includes Buddy Guy, Eric Burdon, Marky Ramone and many more.

Pharoahe Monch, PitchBlack Brass Band @ Merkin Concert Hall
Part of the Ecstatic Music Festival, tonight features rapper Pharoahe Monch backed by the PitchBlack Brass Band, with a string section, too.

Dylan LeBlanc, Brian Dunne @ Mercury Lounge
Acclaimed Muscle Shoals-born folk crooner Dylan LeBlanc celebrates the release of his third album, Cautionary Tale.

Buster Pointdexter @ Cafe Carlyle
New York Dolls singer David Johansen puts back on the tux and his party-friendly Buster Poindexter persona for a night of saucy cabaret at this fancypants supper club.

Mike Birbiglia @ The Lynn Redgrave Theater
Comedian Mike Birbiglia has been doing his show "Thank God for the Jokes" for nearly two years. He's finally putting it to bed, but not before this six-week run.

Oberhofer, High Waisted, granny, Junk Boys @ Baby's All Right
Brad Oberhofer's new album Chronovisions in August which is more of his cheerful brand of indie rock/pop.

'Not Quite Midnight' @ Littlefield
Hosted by Courtney Maginnis and Chris Calogero, 'Not Quite Midnight' is somewhere between a talk show and a stand up show. Tonight's guests: Janeane Garofalo, Josh Gondelman, Brett Davis, and Aaron Glaser.

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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