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August 5, 2015

photo: Father John Misty @ Bowery Ballroom in February (more by PSquared)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Miguel @ Bowery Ballroom
Miguel made one of the best albums of the alt-R&B explosion with 2012's Kaleidoscope Dream, and this year he managed to follow it one that's at least as good, Wildheart.

Hot Chip, Georgia @ Webster Hall
Coming off their strongest album arguably since The Warning, UK dance act Hot Chip hit Webster Hall for their second of two shows, tonight with Museum of Love which is fronted by Pat Mahoney who has toured as their drummer.

Father John Misty, Angel Olsen, Summer Moon @ Central Park SummerStage
Will Central Park be big enough for the oversized persona of J. Tillman's Father John Misty? We shall see. This is a solid show overall with the great Angel Olsen opening.

Dither, Lee Ranaldo, Yo La Tengo, Mark Stewart, Matmos @ Lincoln Center Damrosch Park Bandshell
It's a night of guitars at center stage at the Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival, featuring guitar quartet Dither with renowned Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo; a new collaboration with Yo La Tengo, compositions by Eve Beglarian and Joshua Lopes, plus Steve Reich's "Electric Counterpoint" performed by Mark Stewart and a live ensemble of 13 electric guitars and basses.

Jurassic Park (movie screening), Guardian Alien @ McCarren Park
It may be the biggest box office lizard ever, but it pales in comparison to Speilberg's original which shows tonight at Summerscreen. Before the movie, Greg Fox's Guardian Alien plays live. Free.

Shabazz Palaces, Eaters @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Featuring Palaceer Lazaro (Butterfly from Digable Planets), Shabazz Palaces continue to push rap into new realms, as heard on last year's Sub Pop album, Lese Majesty. Opening act Eaters make soundtrack-y, synth compositions.

Ezra Furman, J Fernandez, Emily Einhorn Rough Trade
Having been around for a while, Ezra Furman is making waves with the poppy and deeply personal Perpetual Motion People. Opening is underrated Chicago singer-songwriter J Fernandez.

FOLD Festival @ Martha Clara Vineyards
Nile Rodgers conceived of this acronymed, two-day festival ("Freak Out, Let's Dance") that promises lots of cross- pollination between performers (today Duran Duran, Chaka Khan, Janelle Monae, Grandmaster Melle Mel and Rodgers' band, Chic) and nothing but the hits.

Ratking, Bishop Nehru @ East River Park Amphitheatre
Ratking have been having a pretty good year thanks to their solid 700 Fill EP and guest spot on Earl Sweatshirt's fantastic new album. Tonight they team up with Bishop Nehru, who's no slouch on the mic. And it's free.

Incubus, Deftones, Death From Above 1979, The Bots @ Jones Beach
We wouldn't normally get excited about an Incubus tour, but alt-metal bashers Deftones and dance-punk greats Death From Above 1979 on one bill sounds like a pretty great way to spend a night.

Faith No More, Refused @ Theater at MSG
For fans of boundary-pushing heavy music, this bill is pretty amazing. Both bands returned this year with looooong-awaited new albums that had them in fine form, and both have still got it live too.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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August 4, 2015

photo: Hot Chip in Prospect Park in 2012 (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
Hot Chip

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

Hot Chip, Georgia @ Webster Hall
Coming off their strongest album arguably since The Warning, UK dance act Hot Chip hit Webster Hall for their first of two shows, tonight with fellow Domino recording artist Georgia.

The Avengers, Shellshag, Surfbort @ The Bell House
San Francisco punk greats The Avengers -- which still feature founding members Penelope Houston and Greg Ingraham -- are heading to the UK for a short tour but are kindly stopping here on the way there.

Stan Ridgeway @ Joe's Pub
Both with his band Wall of Voodoo and on solo albums, Stan Ridgway is a vivid storyteller, bringing a noir style (and a distinctive vocal style and harmonica-playing) to tales of love, lust, unhappy accidents, procrastination, ghost marines in Vietnam, urban ennui and other subjects. Will he play "Mexican Radio," "Camouflage" and "Ring of Fire"? Probably.

KMFDM, Chant @ Irving Plaza
Long-running industrial titans KMFDM invade NYC tonight. Fun game while you wait for them to go on: make up your own version of what KMFDM stands for. Here's one: Kylie Minogue Fries Doughnuts Menacingly. We're not especially good at this game, btw.

J. Cole, Big Sean, YG, Jeremih @ MSG
J. Cole's out on the road supporting his late 2014 release, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, and he's got some pretty great openers: Big Sean, who made his best album yet this year, krazy Compton rapper YG, and alt-R&B standout Jeremih (who also makes this show worth it on his own -- he really doesn't tour enough).

Incubus, Deftones, Death From Above 1979, The Bots @ PNC Bank Arts Center
We wouldn't normally get excited about an Incubus tour, but alt-metal bashers Deftones and dance-punk greats Death From Above 1979 on one bill sounds like a pretty great way to spend a night.

Brandon Flowers, Donald Cumming @ Terminal 5
Brandon Flowers' new album isn't great, but it's better than you might've guessed a solo record from the Killers frontman would be in 2015. Plus, you'll hear a few from his main band tonight too.

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Letts @ Prospect Park
Prospect Park hosts a night of mindie folk from Edward Sharpe and veteran New Orleans jazz from the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

FOLD Festival @ Martha Clara Vineyards
Nile Rodgers conceived of this acronymed, two-day festival ("Freak Out, Let's Dance") that promises lots of cross- pollination between performers (today Beck, Pharrell Williams, Keith Urban, Chuck D, Eric B, GTA, Paloma Faith, The Martinez Brothers, Thomas Gold and Rodgers' band, Chic) and nothing but the hits.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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August 3, 2015

photo: DEP @ MHOW, 2013 (more by Rebecca Reed)
Miguel

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

Laura Marling @ Town Hall
Laura Marling went electric earlier this year on Short Movie, but even with the new sounds, the excellent songwriting is still clearly her own.

The Dillinger Escape Plan, White Widows, Moon Tooth, Lyken21 @ Saint Vitus
The Dillinger Escape Plan have been banging out quality mathcore since the late '90s, and their shows are still a killer time. This one's pretty intimate for them, and not surprisingly sold out.

X @ City Winery
L.A. punk icons X are here for three shows at City Winery; sadly guitarist Billy Zoom is battling cancer and couldn't make the trip but part of the proceeds of these shows will go towards his medical bills.

Hot Chip @ Baby's All Right
Ahead of their two Webster Hall shows, Hot Chip play tonight at this very intimate "Jukely members only" show. "Sold out", but if you snagged tickets, it should be a great show -- Hot Chip haven't played somewhere this small since Coming On Strong.

Night Train w/ Seaton Smith @ Littlefield
Seaton Smith fills in for regular Night Train host Wyatt Cenac and welcomes guests Jermaine Fowler, Brooke Van Poppelen, Louis Katz, Gary Vider, and Miguel Dalmau.

J. Cole, Big Sean, YG, Jeremih @ PNC Bank Arts Center
J. Cole's out on the road supporting his late 2014 release, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, and he's got some pretty great openers: Big Sean, who made his best album yet this year, krazy Compton rapper YG, and alt-R&B standout Jeremih (who also makes this show worth it on his own -- he really doesn't tour enough).

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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August 2, 2015

photo: Miguel @ Best Buy Theatre, 2013 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
Miguel

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

Miguel, Dorothy @ Terminal 5
Miguel made one of the best albums of the alt-R&B explosion with 2012's Kaleidoscope Dream, and this year he managed to follow it one that's at least as good, Wildheart. Tonight's show is sold out, and he plays NYC again at Bowery Ballroom on Wednesday.

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Teen Men @ Bowery Ballroom
Remember back when it was a thing that bands would be called "blog rock"? CYHSY were one of those bands, thanks to the quick success of their blog-hyped debut. The blogs have been less kind to its followups, but for anyone who wants to relive those mid-2000s days, the band are playing the debut in full on this tour.

Power Trip, Foreseen, Hard Stripes, Red Death, Detriment, Carcosa @ Amityville Music Hall
Texas' Power Trip, DC's Red Death and FInland's Foreseen all make killer crossover thrash, so if you dig that kinda stuff, this is a pretty amazing bill.

Alex G, Snoozer, Pinegrove @ Brooklyn Flea at 50 Kent
Lo-fi indie rocker Alex G returns to NYC for this free daytime show (RSVP). His deadpan stage banter makes his shows as enjoyable as his actual songs.

Duran Duran @ The Capitol Theatre
Yes, they have a guest-filled new album, Paper Gods, but let's face it the newest song most people want to hear from Duran Duran is "Ordinary World" with the biggest excitement reserved for mid-'80s MTV hits like "Planet Earth," "Rio," "Hungry Like the Wolf" and "Save a Prayer." And to see them in a relatively small spot like The Capitol Theatre will surely be a treat for fans who bought these pricey tickets.

Out in the Streets Fest @ Vander Ende-Onderdonk House
This is the third year for this two day festival which features mostly local bands but happens at the lovely and historic Vander Ende-Onderdonk house. The Love Supreme and Terror Pigeon headline tonight.

X @ City Winery
L.A. punk icons X are here for three shows at City Winery; sadly guitarist Billy Zoom is battling cancer and couldn't make the trip but part of the proceeds of these shows will go towards his medical bills.

Stan Ridgeway @ The Wonder Bar
Both with his band Wall of Voodoo and on solo albums, Stan Ridgway is a vivid storyteller, bringing a noir style (and a distinctive vocal style and harmonica-playing) to tales of love, lust, unhappy accidents, procrastination, ghost marines in Vietnam, urban ennui and other subjects. Will he play "Mexican Radio," "Camouflage" and "Ring of Fire"? Probably.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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August 1, 2015

photo: Power Trip at BV-SXSW 2015 (more by Tim Griffin)
Power Trip

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

Power Trip, Foreseen, Red Death, The Pose @ Palisades
Texas' Power Trip, DC's Red Death and FInland's Foreseen all make killer crossover thrash, so if you dig that kinda stuff, this is a pretty amazing bill.

Total Control, Lust For Youth, Sannhet, Flesh World @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Total Control's Mikey Young is touring-adverse (he is a very busy mastering engineer among other things) so this short tour they're on is pretty rare. NYC is lucky with two chances to see them. Who knows if they'll tour again? Don't miss out. And if you're going, get there early for Flesh World who you can catch twice tonight (see below).

Flesh World, Survival, La Cruor, Scully @ The Acheron
Jess Scott, formerly of Brilliant Colors, is still writing C-86-style scratchy/jangly pop, but guitarist Scott Moore (Limp Wrist) brings a snarling punk edge to the mix. They're great. After their MHOW show with Total Control they head to Bushwick for this late-night show.

Out in the Streets Fest @ Vander Ende-Onderdonk House
This is the third year for this two day festival which features mostly local bands but happens at the lovely and historic Vander Ende-Onderdonk house. Mr. Twin Sister headline tonight.

Duran Duran @ The Capitol Theatre
Yes, they have a guest-filled new album, Paper Gods, but let's face it the newest song most people want to hear from Duran Duran is "Ordinary World" with the biggest excitement reserved for prime '80s MTV hits like "Planet Earth," "Rio," "Hungry Like the Wolf" and "Save a Prayer." And to see them in a relatively small spot like The Capitol Theatre will surely be a treat for fans who bought these pricey tickets.

X @ City Winery
L.A. punk icons X are here for three shows at City Winery; sadly guitarist Billy Zoom is battling cancer and couldn't make the trip but part of the proceeds of these shows will go towards his medical bills.

Taylor Mac, Brooklyn United Marching Band @ Prospect Park Bandshell
Playwright and actor Taylor Mac presents a taste of his "24 Decade History of Popular Music," which is "a politically-charged, enormous-of-spirit and outrageously entertaining romp through 100 years of culture as seen through songs that range from Tin Pan Alley to the birth of rock 'n' roll to disco and beyond." It's free.

Lazyeyes, The Teen Age, Dead Stars @ Rough Trade
Lazyeyes and The Teen Age just put out a split cassette and have been on tour together. Tonight's the homecoming show. If you dig, melodic dreamy pop with a little bite (plus '90s-style indie rock courtesy Dead Stars) do check it it out.

Weird Al Yankovic @ The Paramount
Weird Al finally won a long-overdue Grammy this year for Mandatory Fun, and is now out on his "Mandatory Tour." Expect multiple outrageous costume changes and all the hits.

Summer Thunder w/ Jonathan Toubin, The Baby Shakes, Mighty Fine, PMS and the Moodswings @ UnionPool 
Jonathan Toubin of Soul Clap fame hosts today's edition of Union Pool's free afternoon Summer Thunder series, featuring a lineup of groovy bands. PMS and the Moodswings, by the way, is a new band featuring members of Habibi and the Nouvellas.

Steely Dan & Elvis Costello @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Steely Dan get top billing and a longer set (sorry Elvis Costello fans), but both have been delivering sets crammed with favorites. This doesn't sound like a bad way to spend a Saturday at all.

Tiga, Bob Moses, Gavin Russom, Via App, Frank & Tony @ MoMA PS1 (Warm Up)
Warm Up continues with long-running Montreal producer Tiga in the headlining spot, up and coming Canadian dark pop duo Bob Moses, and more. Jaako Eino Kalevi was supposed to be on this one too, but had visa issues.

Dr. John and The Night Trippers, Amy Helm @ Central Park SummerStage
The legendary Dr. John saw his 40+ year reinvigorated this current decade with the release of 2012's Dan Auerbach-produced Locked Down. He since followed it with a Louie Armstrong tribute album last year. Expect stuff from both of those, and some classics too. This is a free daytime show (3 PM start).

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Teen Men @ Bowery Ballroom
Remember back when it was a thing that bands would be called "blog rock"? CYHSY were one of those bands, thanks to the quick success of their blog-hyped debut. The blogs have been less kind to its followups, but for anyone who wants to relive those mid-2000s days, the band are playing the debut in full on this tour. They're at Bowery Ballroom tonight and tomorrow.

The Slackers @ Rocks Off Concert Cruise
The Slackers have been cranking out their brand of ska for over two decades, and tonight they'll do it on a boat.

Full Moon Fest @ Brooklyn Mirage
This EDM-centric fest is back in a new location, the apparently gigantic Bushwick warehouse space Brooklyn Mirage. French pop artists Yelle headlines.

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Joy Riding, Portuguese Band @ The Studio at Webster Hall
SSLYBY have been putting out peppy indie pop albums on Polyvinyl for ten years now, their latest being this year's The High Country.

Lordz of Brooklyn, Meyhem Lauren, The Wilding Incident @ Gramercy Theatre
You may not hear about them as much these days (their last album was 2006), but former Brooklyn staples Lordz of Brooklyn are playing this NYC show with the great newer Queens rapper Meyhem Lauren and The Wilding Incident (featuring Sacha Jenkins of The White Mandingos).

Goldie, Doc Scott, Lenzman @ Slake
20 years ago, Goldie released Timeless, an album which helped introduce ambience in drum & bass and prominently featured live vocals from Diane Charlemagne. The title couldn't have been more prophetic.

Fox Millions Duo, Black Pus, Ryan Sawyer @ Secret Project Robot
They're both in lots of projects, but Fox Millions Duo brings Liturgy/Guardian Alien drummer Greg Fox together with Oneida/Man Forever drummer Kid Millions for a whole lot of percussive talent.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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July 31, 2015

photo: Total Control @ FFF Fest 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Total Control

Total Control, Crazy Spirit, Nandas @ Palisades
Total Control's Mikey Young is touring-adverse (he is a very busy mastering engineer among other things) so this short tour they're on is pretty rare. NYC is lucky with two chances to see them. Who knows if they'll tour again? Don't miss out.

U2 @ MSG
Rock and pop superstars U2 wrap up their eight-show run at Madison Square Garden tonight. Many of the shows have had special guests... might they pull out all the stops for this final show?

Veruca Salt, Charly Bliss @ Webster Hall
Comeback albums are often approached with a raised eyebrow, but Veruca Salt's first album with the original lineup in 20 years picked up right where they left off, making hooky, crunchy rock. Charly Bliss, who probably own a copy of American Thighs, open the show and are worth catching.

TV Girl, Jerry Paper, Novelty Daughter @ Shea Stadium
TV Girl released the highly-underrated French Exit last year which is a nice mix of indie pop, an early '90s/Daisy Age approach to sampling/beats, and a highly cynical lyrical view of relationships. Their live show is fun, too. Bathrobed eccentric Jerry Paper is also on this bill.

Blizzard Babies, Honey Radar, Arm Candy, Glueboy, Will Neibergall @ Silent Barn
Indiana's Honey Radar make sludgy, overdriven pop as can be heard on their excellent new EP, The Rabbit's Voice. If you dug Sic Alps or '90s-era Slumberland Records bands, you should definitely catch them at one of their NYC shows this weekend.

Tiny Hazard, Big Thief, Good Field, Reservations @ Trans-Pecos
Austin's Reservations began as a folky duo of Jana Horn and Paul Price, having released a self-titled EP in 2012. Since then they've added drummer Jason Baczynski and have just released their debut full-length, Taking Time. With a smoky/dusty sound, you can draw comparisons to Widowspeak or Sharon Van Etten, but Reservations are doing their own thing too. Good Field (which is fronted by Price) plays as well.

R. Ring, Nina Nastasia @ The Bell House
R. Ring is Kelley Deal of the Breeders and Mike Montgomery of Ampline and make folky pop that echoes back to Deal's other band but in  a much gentler way.

Big K.R.I.T., Angel Haze, The D.R.E.A.M Ring @ Prospect Park
Big K.R.I.T. and Angel Haze are both killer rappers, so seeing them together at a free show in a nice outdoor environment sounds like a pretty great way to spend a Friday night.

Blake Mills, Gabriel Kahane @ City Winery
Fiona Apple just played three nights at City Winery with Watkins Family Hour. She has a break in her schedule tonight, and that same venue hosts a set from her frequent collaborator Blake Mills. Hmm...

Smashing Pumpkins, Marilyn Manson @ Jones Beach
While Smashing Pumpkins' recent recorded output doesn't quite live up to their '90s material (last year's Monuments to an Elegy wasn't half bad though), this tour is especially worth seeing because original drummer Jimmy Chamberlin is back in the fold. Marilyn Manson co-headlines.

Daniel Romano, Wild Leaves @ Rough Trade
Daniel Romano makes raw country with influences dating back to the 1940s but an undeniably modern sound. His new album If Ive Only One Time Askin' is good stuff.

Thou, False, Forn, Sunrot @ Saint Vitus
Baton Rouge sludge metallers Thou have been pretty prolific lately. Last year's Heathen isn't getting old at all, and they already followed it with a collaborative album with The Body. Their black metal tourmates False recently put out their debut album after years of promising splits and EPs.

Jeff Rosenstock, Dan Andriano In The Emergency Room, Pet Symmetry, High Dive @ Webster Hall Marlin Room
This bill is pretty great all around. Co-headining are Jeff Rosenstock, who has not one but two good indie-punk albums out this year (a solo LP and a collaboration with Chris Farren), and Alkaline Trio co-frontman Dan Andriano, whose new album is produced by Jeff. Opening are hooky punks Pet Symmetry (one of the many bands to feature Evan Weiss) and scrappy pop punks High Dive.

Eartheater, Shadowbox + Soft Circle @ Trans-Pecos
Eartheater, the deeply psychedelic solo project of Guardian Alien member Alexandra Drewchin, plays Trans-Pecos tonight with a collaborative set from two other experimental musicians, Shadowbox and Soft Circle.

The Mystery Lights, Acid Dad, Jungle Green @ Our Wicked Lady
Perhaps Brooklyn's best garage-psych outfit, The Mystery Lights play this new Bushwick spot tonight with fellow fuzz-lovers Acid Dad. This show is free.

Erol Alkan, Fort Romeau, JDH & Dave P @ Output
Producer, remixer, one-half of prog-dance duo Beyond the Wizard's Sleeve, and Todd Rundgren collaborator Erol Alkan has impeccable taste and impressive DJ skills.

Ronald Paris, True Blue @ Baby's All Right
This was supposed to be the first of two NYC shows for Finnish artist Jaakko Eino Kaveli who had to cancel his trip due to dreaded visa issues. Porches' Ronald Paris stays on the bill and the show is now free.

Parlor Walls @ Fulton Stall Market
South Street Seaport's multi-use Fulton Stall Market is hosting free shows on Friday. The space is nice, there's bar and a secluded courtyard...worse ways to spend a couple hours after work on a Friday.

Chain and the Gang, Shilpa Ray @ BSP Kingston
Ian Svenonius' current rock n' roll concern, Chain and the Gang, will start their tour with Thurston Moore soon but play this Kingston, NY show tonight first. If you're out that way and going, Shilpa Ray is awesome too.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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July 30, 2015

photo: Dinosaur Jr at MHOW in 2014 (more by Caroline Harrison)
Dinosaur Jr

photo: Radioactivity on a bridge in Austin in 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Radioactivity

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

Primus, Dinosaur Jr., Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger @ JBL Live at Pier 97
It's a Lollapalooza '93 reunion with Primus and Dinosaur Jr. There's no Front 242 or Fishbone? Instead, opening is Sean Lennon's The GOASTT.

Radioactivity, Flesh World, Honey Radar @ Baby's All Right
It's a pretty killer triple-bill featuring motorik punks Radioactivity, the chainsaw pop of Flesh World, and Indianapolis' sludgy Honey Radar.

Weekend, Regal Degal, Laced, Geoff Rickly (DJ Set) @ Shea Stadium
It's been a couple year's since Weekend's last album, Jinx, and we are curious as to what's up with the band these days.

Boxed In, Ben Talmi @ Baby's All Right
If you dig George FitzGerald's new album, you probably also dig Boxed In, who contributed a lot of the album's live vocals.

Watkins Family Hour @ City Winery
Watkins Family Hour is something of a super collective, led by 2/3 of Nickel Creek and including a bunch of other members, the most famous one being Fiona Apple. They recently released their self-titled debut album, which entirely features covers (Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Fleetwood Mac, more). Tonight concludes their three-night run at City Winery, and then they play a free Lincoln Center show in August.

Blake Mills, Julian Lage @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
While Blake Mills may be best known to some as a collaborator of Fiona Apple (who probably can't join him tonight, since she's playing her own NYC show), he's a worthy artist on his own too. Blake plays City Winery tomorrow too.

We Were Promised Jetpacks @ Mercury Lounge
Melancholic Scottish indie rockers We Were Promised Jetpacks return to NYC in continued support of their third album, last year's Unraveling. This is a much more intimate show than last week's at Pier 84.

Benji B, Jay Daniel, Skepta, Martyn @ Output
This is one of the several chances you have to see UK grime artist Skepta in NYC this week. The bill also has three DJs who will keep the party going all night.

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony @ Highline Ballroom
It's been 20 years since long-running Cleveland hip hop group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony released their beloved sophomore album, E. 1999 Eternal. In celebration of that, they're playing it in full tonight.

Migos @ Highline Ballroom
If you're not soaking up hip hop nostalgia at the Bone Thugs show, maybe you'll be getting down to a much newer group, Migos. They just put out their official debut album, Yung Rich Nation, and this is the release party.

Severed Head Of State, Razorheads, Indignation @ Acheron
Crust supergroup Severed Head of State include members of World Burns To Death, Tragedy, J Church and more). Their shows are pretty rare, so if you're a fan, this one is definitely worth catching.

Saintseneca, Radiator Hospital, Accidental Seabirds, Dentist, Bone & Marrow @ Asbury Lanes
Saintseneca make layered, harmony-laden indie folk, but they stick much closer to their DIY roots than most bands who fit that description. They'll be in NYC in August, but this show is nearby and also features the great indie rock band Radiator Hospital.

Silver Apples, Bookworms, Giant Claw @ Trans-Pecos
For nearly 50 years, Silver Apples (these days the torch is carried by founder Simeon) have been making mind-expanding minimal electronic psych.

U2 @ MSG
Rock and pop superstars U2 are almost through their eight-show run at Madison Square Garden. As you may have heard, Bono, The Edge and crew have managed to reinvent the stadium spectacle for this tour and reviews have been pretty favorable.

Sunflower Bean, Honduras, Heaven's Gate @ Rough Trade
Tonight's the record release party for Sunflower Bean's new 7" and they say it's their last NYC show for a while. Openers Honduras and Heaven's Gate are both worth catching as well.

The Sadies @ Union Pool
Toronto alt-country act The Sadies have been at it since the late '90s and released Internal Sounds in 2013 and a collaborative album with Gord Downie last year.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

P.S. Austin City Limits announced single day lineups and put single day tickets on sale.

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July 29, 2015

photo: Girlpool at MHOW in April (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Girlpool

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

Girlpool, Florist @ Baby's All Right
Buzzy duo Girlpool put out their debut album this year, which has is up a similar alley to last year's EP: socially conscious lyrics sung in unison.

White Lung, The Men, Skepta, karaoke w/ Andrew W.K. @ The Gutter
This is a stacked show in a tiny venue with two great punk bands, White Lung and The Men, grime artist Skepta, and karaoke with the king of partying, Andrew WK. It's a Vice/Ray-Ban party that you had to RSVP for.

TV Girl, Novelty Daughter, Current Joys @ The Studio at Webster Halls
TV Girl released the highly-underrated French Exit last year which is a nice mix of indie pop, an early '90s/Daisy Age approach to sampling/beats, and a highly cynical lyrical view of relationships. Their live show is fun, too.

Users, Good Field, Reservations, David Moss @ Littlefield
Austin's Reservations began as a folky duo of Jana Horn and Paul Price, having released a self-titled EP in 2012. Since then they've added drummer Jason Baczynski and have just released their debut full-length, Taking Time. With a smoky/dusty sound, you can draw comparisons to Widowspeak or Sharon Van Etten, but Reservations are doing their own thing too. Good Field (which is fronted by Price) plays as well.

Lee Bannon, Tint @ Baby's All Right
After the Girlpool show, stick around Baby's for a set with hip hop producer Lee Bannon, who's worked with Joey Bada$$ and more. UPDATE: This show is cancelled.

Skepta @ Palisades
In addition to that Vice/Ray-Ban party, UK grime artist Skepta also plays his own show at Palisades tonight. Sold out.

Watkins Family Hour @ City Winery
Watkins Family Hour is something of a super collective, led by 2/3 of Nickel Creek and including a bunch of other members, the most famous one being Fiona Apple. They recently released their self-titled debut album, which entirely features covers (Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Fleetwood Mac, more). This is night 2 of 3 at City Winery, and this one includes special guests Mikaela Davis & Ashley Monroe.

Josephine Foster, Ed Askew Band, Colby Nathan @ Trans-Pecos
If you like late '60s/early '70s bare-bones folk, tonight's show is a tough one to pass up. Ed Askew was actually doing it back then and he continues to be great now, and Josephine Foster is a newer artist who does justice to that era.

Die Choking, Blänk, Sangharsha, Ides, Hounds @ Saint Vitus
Die Choking are new-ish Philly band with members of Total Fucking Destruction and Cop Problem, who make brutal rapid-fast glory. They put out two EPs last year and their first full length comes out this October.

Peter Frampton, Cheap Trick @ The Paramount
Two '70s acts whose most famous albums might be live ones (Frampton Comes Alive and Cheap Trick: Live at Budokan) know how to bring a crowd to their feet and keep them there. Just go easy with cellphone pics in front of Frampton, ok?

Boxed In, Future Punx @ Mercury Lounge
If you dig George FitzGerald's new album, you probably also dig Boxed In, who contributed a lot of the album's live vocals. Tonight's bill is good all around (if not a bit odd) with new wavers Future Punx opening (and playing their last NYC show till October).

Smashing Pumpkins, Marilyn Manson @ PNC Bank Arts Center
While Smashing Pumpkins' recent recorded output doesn't quite live up to their '90s material (last year's Monuments to an Elegy wasn't half bad though), this tour is especially worth seeing because original drummer Jimmy Chamberlin is back in the fold. Marilyn Manson co-headlines.

Dazed and Confused screening, Slothrust @ McCarren Park (Summerscreen)
Richard Linklater's ode to his late '70s youth starring a whole bunch of young actors, most of whom are now famous, shows at Summerscreen tonight. The screening is well matched with Slothrust who probably own the Dazed & Confused soundtrack. Free: doors at 6 PM, music shortly thereafter with the movie beginning at sundown.

Howling, Ame, Nikola Baytala @ Output
Howling is the duo of Berlin producer Frank Weidemann (aka Âme) and LA-via-Australia singer RY X (of The Acid). They make the kind of singer/songwriter electronic music that fans of The xx and James Blake will probably dig. Ame plays a solo set tonight too.

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

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July 28, 2015

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

Culture Club @ Beacon Theater
The original lineup of '80s icons Culture Club didn't make it over as planned last fall but are here now for their second of two nights at Beacon Theatre. Expect multiple costume changes, plus all the hits and probably a few songs from their new album, Tribes, that's due out early next year.

Django Django, Beat Connection @ Webster Hall
With their second album, Born Under Saturn, furthering the band's mix of dancepop and surf rock, this will be the first NYC show Django Django has played since the new album's release. Their live show is always a treat.

Titus Andronicus @ Shea Stadium
Titus Andronicus' ambitious new 29-song rock opera takes them through a ton of different sounds, all while keeping the aesthetic of raw garage punk band. It's the final night of their sold-out 5-night run at Shea Stadium, but they play NYC again in October.

The Appleseed Cast, Adjy, Annabel @ The Studio at Webster Hall
The Appleseed Cast are celebrating the 15th anniversary of their 2000 sophomore album, Mare Vitalis, which was pretty much the perfect halfway point between their emo roots and the post-rock territory they would explore later on. The Tiny Engines-signed Annabel are a newer band who do justice to the emo/indie style of that era. Adjy replaced Dads, who had to drop off this tour. BV editor Andrew Sacher is also DJing between sets.

Watkins Family Hour (ft. Sean & Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek, Fiona Apple, more) @ City Winery
Watkins Family Hour is something of a super collective, led by 2/3 of Nickel Creek and including a bunch of other members, the most famous one being Fiona Apple. They recently released their self-titled debut album, which entirely features covers (Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Fleetwood Mac, more). Tonight begins their 3-night run at City Winery, and then they play a free Lincoln Center show in August.

The Wilful Boys, Droor @ Tender Trap
Wilful Boys are a crew of Australians living in NYC, making shouty, shriiingy punk rock. That's a style Australians seem especially good at and singer/drummer Steven Fisher's vocals don't so much drip with attitude as they are jet-propelled at your face. This is a free show.

Hot Soup Comedy @ Irish Exit
Lots of big names (Louis CK, Jim Gaffigan, Hannibal Buress) make surprise drop-ins at this free weekly comedy show at Midtown East's Irish Exit. Starts at 8 PM.

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

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July 27, 2015

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

Titus Andronicus @ Shea Stadium
Titus Andronicus' ambitious new 29-song rock opera takes them through a ton of different sounds, all while keeping the aesthetic of raw garage punk band. Night 4 of their sold-out 5-night run at Shea Stadium.

Culture Club @ Beacon Theater
The original lineup of '80s icons Culture Club didn't make it over as planned last fall but are here now for their first of two nights at Beacon Theatre. Expect multiple costume changes, plus all the hits and probably a few songs from their new album, Tribes, that's due out early next year.

The English Beat @ City Winery
If you aren't too concerned that Dave Wakeling is the only original member of the band, and don't mind hearing General Public songs too (and maybe even "She's Having a Baby"), you'll probably have a good time singing along to "Save it for Later," "Mirror in the Bathroom" and "Tenderness."

U2 @ MSG
Rock and pop superstars U2 are now a little more than halfway through their eight-show run at Madison Square Garden. As you may have heard, Bono, The Edge and crew have managed to reinvent the stadium spectacle for this tour -- which is just what you'd expect from them (and these ticket prices).

Dawes, First Aid Kit, Andy Shauf @ Central Park SummerStage
For a good triple bill of folk music, Central Park is pretty much the place to be tonight. Three different nationalities will be represented, with LA's Dawes, Sweden's First Aid Kit, and Canada's Andy Shauf.

Krallice, Radiation Blackbody, Feast of the Epiphany @ Acheron
Local black metal greats Krallice appear to be teasing a new album, but while we don't have any real details on that, we do know they and their related projects remain active as a live band.

Mas Ysa, Kelsey Lu, Michael Beharie, Wish @ Baby's All Right
Once a fixture on the Brooklyn DIY scene, Mas Ysa (aka Thomas Arsenault) now lives in Upstate NY. His danceable debut album, Seraph, just came out and he celebrates tonight in his former home.

Nels Cline & Scott Amendola with the Les Paul Trio @ Iridium
There's rarely a lack of chances to catch guitar great Nels Cline in NYC. Tonight he's with The Les Paul Trio at the Iridium for two shows (8 PM and 10 PM).

Night Train w/ Aparna Nancherla @ Littlefield
Aparna Nancherla fills in for regular Night Train host Wyatt Cenac and welcomes guests Rob Cantrell, Ayanna Dookie, Guy Branum, and Robert Dean.

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

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