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February 16, 2015

photo: Emmy the Great @ BVCMJ 2011 (more by Chris La Putt)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Emmy the Great, Stranger Cat, Aimee Debeer, Will Sheff (DJ Set) @ Baby's All Right
Once known for delicate, emotionally bare folk, Emmy the Great signed to Bella Union and, on her new EP, now has a more lush sound in line with the label's roster (Fleet Foxes, Beach House). She's always been a real charmer live, which we don't imagine has changed. Okkervil River's Will Sheff, meanwhile, DJs in the front room.

Dave Chappelle @ Gramercy Theatre (late show)
After a lengthy vacation from the spotlight, one of our sharpest comic minds returned to the stage a couple years ago. It's good to have him back. Tonight's the last of his Gramercy Theatre run, with 7 PM and 10 PM shows.

Gingerlys, Melt, Leave the Planet, Wild Pink @ Palisades
Tonight's your last chance to catch UK dreampop duo Leave the Planet (worth heading out in the cold for if you like the etherial/indiepop side of shoegaze) and are well pared with locals Gingerlys and Melt.

Night Train @ Littlefield
Phoebe Robinson and The Daily Shows's Jessica Williams (who host UCB's Blaria LIVE!) fill in for Wyatt Cenac tonight, with guests Matteo Lane, Jim Tews, Bryan Babylon, Liza Treyger, and Michelle Billoon.

Colin Hay @ City Winery
Who can it be now? It's former Men at Work singer Colin Hay, who begins his three-night City Winery residency this evening.

Theophilus London, Doja Cat, Father @ Bowery Ballroom
With a unique sense of style and a new album executive produced by Kanye West, Theophilus London puts a new wave spin on R&B. Sold out.

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

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February 15, 2015

photo: EMA at Bowery Ballroom in 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
EMA

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

EMA @ MoMA PS1
EMA is presenting a new virtual reality project, I Wanna Destroy, at MoMA PS1 today (2 PM start). "This virtual world uses 3D game mechanics to articulate experiences not often explored in mainstream gaming; including guilt, nostalgia, family, and transcendence. Audience members explore a changing 3D environment, while their experiences are projected before the entire audience." She provides a live score.

Modern Baseball, Spraynard, The Weaks, Marietta @ Saint Vitus
This is a cool lineup all-around of lower-fi punk with the lyrically clever Modern Baseball, the melodic hardcore-leaning Spraynard, the power poppy The Weaks, and emo-y Marietta. It's the release party for a 6-way split that all four of these bands are on, and both the show and the split benefit United Cerebral Palsy. Sold out.

Troy Ave, Jeezy, Meek Mill, Fabolous, Yo Gotti @ Webster Hall
Another of the many hip hop shows for NBA All-Star Weekend, and an especially stacked one. There's local up-and-comer Troy Ave, Atlanta's reliable Jeezy, the more-promising-than-ever Meek Mill, early '00s survivor Fabolous, and long-running Memphis rapper Yo Gotti.

Mortals, The Black Antler, Nerve Shatter @ The Acheron
Fresh off opening for Eyehategod at Vitus, locals Mortals now headline their own NYC show tonight. Last year they put out their great sludgy sophomore LP, Cursed to See the Future, on Relapse.

Donuts Are Forever 9 @ Brooklyn Bowl
In honor of the great hip hop producer J Dilla, who would've turned 41 last week if he didn't sadly pass away in 2006, the ninth annual Donuts Are Forever tribute goes down at Brooklyn Bowl. Advance tickets sold out, but a limited amount will be available at doors.

Sinkane, Cookies @ Rough Trade
Sinkane, aka multi-talented Brooklynite Ahmed Gallab, has helmed the multi-city William Onyeabor Atomic Bomb tribute concerts, toured with Caribou, and last year released his fifth album, the underrated Mean Love.

'Love Hangover' w/ Gramercy Arms, Doug Gillard, Will Sheff & more @ Bowery Electric
It's the annual The Love Hangover concert that features "the world-weary and the true believers alike huddle in pairs, playing songs to heal broken hearts and break whole ones." The Gramercy Arms' Dave Derby curated this year's lineup.

Wild Arrows, Leave the Planet, Gurus, Slang King @ Baby's All Right
Amongst this line-up of Brooklyn indie bands are UK dreampoppers Leave the Planet who have been on a mission to play every small NYC and Brooklyn venue. They're good too, gliding on the gentler side of shoegaze.

Walter Lure (Johnny Thunders Heartbreakers), Matt Hitt (Drowners) & more @ Bowery Electric
This Valentine's Day edition of Bowery Electric's 'Sally Can't Dance' party goes down with punk legend Walter Lure, newcomer Matt Hitt, and many more playing the songs of the New York Dolls and The Heartbreakers.

Ricky Eat Acid, Gregory McKillop, Host, Jordaan Mason, Tele/visions @ Shea Stadium
Sam Ray just played NYC last week with his punk band Teen Suicide, and tonight he switches over to the realm of electronic music with his solo project Ricky Eat Acid.

PHOX, Field Report @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
A Justin Vernon-approved lineup goes down at MHOW tonight with Wisconsin indie folk collective PHOX (who recorded their album in Justin's studio) and Field Report (the project of Chris Porterfield, who used to be in DeYarmond Edison with Justin). Both are also on board for the upcoming Justin Vernon/Aaron Dessner-curated music festival in Eau Claire.

Then again, it's in single-digit temperatures tonight, so maybe you just wanna stay home and watch the four-hour Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special.

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

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February 13, 2015

photo: Titus Andronicus at Warsaw in 2014 (more by Mimi Hong)
Titus

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

The Hold Steady, STRNGRS, DJ Windows 98 (Win Butler), DJ Chris Tomson (Vampire Weekend), DJ Dapwell, DJ Stefan Marolachakis (Caveman) @ Bowery Ballroom
The Hold Steady have been piling on the live shows lately, and if the fact that this is their third sold-out NYC show in less than two months is any indication, they are a force on stage. Plus, tonight has some pretty famous people hanging in the DJ booth.

Two Gallants, Happiness @ Mercury Lounge
Two Gallants put out their most rockin' album yet earlier this month, and tonight they continue their 3-night stand in NYC on their tour supporting it. Deer Tick side project Happiness open.

Priests, Amanda X, Sports, Leggy, Mannequin Pussy @ Baby's All Right (Indie Pop Prom)
The third annual Indie Pop Prom (which actually features female-fronted punk bands) goes down tonight with a great lineup all around. It's sold out, but there will be a few tickets at the door.

Titus Andronicus, Hard Nips, White Reaper, Nonsense @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Most of tonight's good rock shows are sold out, but exactly $0 gets you into this one where one of NJ's finest Springsteeny punk bands play. (In fact, between this, The Hold Steady, and that Deer Tick side project, you have a pretty good shot of hearing someone cover The Boss in NYC tonight.) And Titus go on around midnight, so it's also a good unofficial afterparty for whatever show you may be at first.

Father John Misty @ Urban Outfitters Space Ninety 8
Father John Misty is on night 3 of his four-night NYC run in support of his excellent new album, I Love You Honeybear. This is free, goes from 7-9 PM, and there will be an album signing.

Talib Kweli @ Lincoln Center
The annual 'American Songbook' series goes hip hop tonight with the great, long-running rapper Talib Kweli.

Downfall of Gaia, So Hideous, VYGR, Sangharsha, Hivelords @ Saint Vitus
German post-metal band Downfall of Gaia headline tonight's show, and there's a handful of local openers that make it worth attending on their own.

Salva, Branchez, Alex English, Dali, Hiyawatha @ Webster Hall
Member of the rising Friends of Friends collective and a notable Kanye remixer, Salva headlines tonight's installment of the Girls & Boys party at Webster Hall.

Dave Chappelle @ Gramercy Theatre (late show)
After a lengthy vacation from the spotlight, one of our sharpest comic minds returned to the stage a couple years ago. It's good to have him back. Tonight's his second of five shows at Gramercy Theatre.

Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game @ MSG
NBA All-Star Weekend means plenty of music-related events too, like this celebrity basketball game which has Arcade Fire's Win Butler and rapper Common among the lineup.

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 12, 2015

photo: Father John Misty in Chicago in 2013 (more by James Richards IV)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Kanye West @ Madison Square Park
As part of NBA All-Star Weekend, Kanye plays this free show outside of Madison Square Park at 8 PM that you had to win Roc Nation or Power 105.1's contests to get into. OKC Thunder player (and Roc Nations Sports signee) Kevin Durant co-hosts. There hasn't been one day this week that the internet could stop talking about Kanye West, so hopefully he'll have some juicy responses on stage. If you didn't get in, you can stream the show live on Jay Z's Life + Times website. And if you don't stream it, we're sure you'll hear all about it tomorrow.

The Mary Onettes, Alex Calder, Nicholas Nicholas @ Cameo Gallery
Owing a lot to New Order and The Cure, Swedish band The Mary Onettes have honed their own brand of mopey dreampop. This is their first full-band NYC show since 2008.

Dave Chappelle @ Gramercy Theatre
After a lengthy vacation from the spotlight, one of our sharpest comic minds returned to the stage a couple years ago. It's good to have him back. Tonight's his first of five shows at Gramercy Theatre.

Invisible Familiars, Pool Cosby, Earthy Babes @ Mercury Lounge
Having worked with Martha Wainwright, Cibo Matto, Sean Lennon and others, Jared Samuel's own music, as Invisble Familiars, is an appealing hodgepodge of styles that is at once quirky, folky, poppy and danceable.

John Zorn, Talea Ensemble, Tyshawn Sorey, Ikue Mori @ Merkin Concert Hall
Part of the 2015 Ecstatic Music Festival, tonight's installment has New York's forward-thinking Talea Ensemble joining forces with legendary NYC composer, performer and improvisor John Zorn for a program of new and classic works.

Sturgill Simpson, Anderson East @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Sturgill Simpson made a lot of year-end lists with his terrific take on classic twang, Metamodern Sounds In Country Music. Sold out.

Claude VonStroke, Kill Frenzy, Cranks @ Output
As the founder of Dirtybird and a producer on his own too, Claude VonStroke's been a pretty key player in the whole "house revival" that's been going on. Tonight he headlines Output's weekly INPUT party.

Father John Misty, Guy Blakeslee @ Rough Trade
Father John Misty is on night 2 of his four-night NYC run in support of his excellent new album, I Love You Honeybear. Opening is Guy Blakeslee of psych rockers The Entrance Band, and he's worth getting there on time for. Sold out.

Motor Sister, Static Summer, Abstract Artimus @ Saint Vitus
Motor Sister is the new band of Mother Superior guitarist/vocalist Jim Wilson, Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian, Scott's wife (and Meatloaf's daughter and Jim's country collaborator) Pearl Aday, and drummer John Tempesta (currently of The Cult, formerly of Exodus, Testament and other bands). They initially formed to play Mother Superior songs at Scott's birthday party last year, but now they've got songs written for an album coming out this March on Metal Blade.

Dave Harrington, Sam Cohen, Shark?, Kinsey @ Shea Stadium
Two members of recently broken-up/on-hiatus bands play this show -- Dave Harrington of Darkside (full band) and Sam Cohen of Yellowbirds -- as well as local garage rockers Shark? and songwriter Nick Kinsey.

Franz Nicolay, Emilyn Brodsky, Hiccup @ The Acheron
With a CV that includes stints in The Hold Steady and World/Inferno Friendship Society, Franz Nicolay has been solo since 2010 and just released his new album, To Us, the Beautiful.

Two Gallants, Happiness @ Baby's All Right
Two Gallants put out their most rockin' album yet earlier this month, and tonight they begin their 3-night stand in NYC on their tour supporting it. Tonight is still on sale but the other two are sold out.

San Fermin, Metropolis Ensemble @ Lincoln Center
With a sound somewhere between indie and Broadway, San Fermin will fit right in to Lincoln Center's American Songbook Series which happens in the gorgeous Appel Room. Adding to the glitz, tonight they'll be aided by chamber orchestra the Metropolis Ensemble.

Etienne De Crecy, All Dom Wrong @ Verboten
A review of Etienne de Crécy's 1996 Super Discount EP spawned the term "French Touch" which would soon be applied to Daft Punk, Air, Cassius and other electronic acts of the late '90s. Crécy's newly released third installment in his Super Discount series is a winner.

Meek Mill @ Best Buy Theater
Meek Mill has a new album on the way, and between his recent single with Big Sean & A$AP Ferg and his recent notable Nicki Minaj and Jazmine Sullivan collaborations, it seems like one worth looking forward to. Tonight's show is sold out, but you can also catch him tomorrow at Webster Hall.

Snoop Dogg, Puff Daddy @ Madison Square Garden
Snoop Dogg's planning to release an album produced entirely by Pharrell, and he's also contributing to the new Game of Thrones mixtape. We haven't heard any of that new material yet, but maybe he'll give us a little preview tonight.

The 'Take Me To The River' All Stars @ Apollo Theater
Memphis music scene documentary "Take Me to the River" is being celebrated with two NYC shows this week (this being the second), featuring some of the artists in the film like soul legends William Bell, Otis Clay, Bobby Rush. Also on the bill is Frayser Boy, Al Kapone, Jerry Harrison, a 13 Piece House Band w/ Stax Records Hi Rhythm Section and The Royal Memphis Horns led by Ben Cauley.

Nine of Swords, Low Fat Getting High, Kal Marks, Palm, Peaer @ Palisades
This bill is pretty cool all around, with screamo-y punks Nine of Swords, grungy punks Low Fat Getting High, Boston indie rockers Kal Marks, pop eccentrics Palm, and the '90s-inspired Paear.

Joan Shelley, Nathan Bowles, Nathan Salsburg @ Union Pool
Psych-folk singer Joan Shelley plays as a duo tonight with Nathan Salsbury, who also opens the night with a solo set. Pelt's Nathan Bowles rounds out the bill.

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 11, 2015

Sturgill Simpson @ Joe's Pub (more by Chris La Putt)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Father John Misty @ The Greene Space
Father John Misty's lyrically relentless and deservedly well-received new album, I Love You Honeybear, is out now. Tonight he makes his first of four NYC appearances in support of it. This one's a 12:30 PM "pop-up" show that will also be broadcast on WNYC.

Sturgill Simpson, Anderson East @ Bowery Ballroom
With a sound closer to 1977 Grand Ole Opry (or 1969 Haight-Ashbury) than Nashville 2015, Sturgill Simpson made a lot of year-end lists with his terrific take on classic twang, Metamodern Sounds In Country Music. Sold out, as is tomorrow's show at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

The Jaguar Club, Cosmonaut, Leave the Planet, Captain Baby, Night Squirrel @ Pianos
Amongst this line-up of Brooklyn indie bands are UK dreampoppers Leave the Planet who have been on a mission to play every small NYC and Brooklyn venue. They're good too, gliding on the gentler side of shoegaze.

Tom Vek, Sage, Yellerkin @ Rough Trade
Known for his glitchy take on angular postpunk, Tom Vek is here debuting his new one-man show. Specifically: "As a one man band in the studio Tom has developed an "MPC" style live set featuring the more electronic side of his repertoire and re-imagined versions of songs, accompanied with synchronized visuals showcasing the strong graphic design that accompanies his releases." Could be cool.

Big Terrific @ Cameo
Max Silvestri hosts the free weekly comedy show in the back of Williamsburg's Cameo. No word on who's performing tonight, but Max usually lets us know via his Twitter.

Jay Farrar (Son Volt), Chip Taylor @ The Living Room
Uncle Tupelo and Son Volt's Jay Farrar is plays his second of two NYC shows with veteran songwriter Chip Taylor who penned such hits as "Angel of the Morning" and "Wild Thing."

Meshell Ndegeocello @ The Appel Room
Multi-hyphenate talent Meshell Ndegeocello (maybe best known for duetting with John Cougar Mellencampon "Wild Night") released her new album, Comet, Come To Me, last year, and tonight plays one of the nicest venues (with an amazing view).

Zap Mama, Antibalas @ Highline Ballroom
Brooklyn Afrobeat greats Antibalas have been busy. They recently played the Daptone Super Soul Revue, and they'll be appearing at the upcoming Talking Heads tribute, but tonight they play a more conventional show with Belgian Afro-pop artist Zap Mama.

THE MET, The Juggs, KEY RINGS @ Rock Shop
Drawing from a host of post-punk influences (Wire, Siouxsie), newish Brooklyn band KEY RINGS are a dark, driving downpour fitting of Manchester 1980. You can watch their strobed-out video for "Mystic Killer," below.

'Take Me to the River' Live w/ William Bell, Otis Clay, Bobby Rush & more @ Brooklyn Bowl
Memphis music scene documentary "Take Me to the River" is being celebrated with two NYC shows this week (this being the first), featuring some of the artists in the film like soul legends William Bell, Otis Clay, Bobby Rush. Also on the bill is Frayser Boy, Al Kapone, Jerry Harrison, a 13 Piece House Band w/ Stax Records Hi Rhythm Section and The Royal Memphis Horns led by Ben Cauley.

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 10, 2015

photos: His Name Is Alive DJing Warm Up in 2011 (more by Erez Avissar)
HNIA
HNIA

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

Dan Deacon, Future Punx, The Great Void @ Baby's All Right
With his new album, Gliss Riffer, out later this month, Dan Deacon plays this small Red Bull Sound Select show tonight with good suppport too. If you didn't RSVP for $3 entry ahead of time it's $10 at the door otherwise. In either case, arrive early.

Parquet Courts, Laced, Digital Prisoners of War @ Palisades
Coming off a very busy 2014, Parquet Courts are keeping it rolling into the new year. This is the second of two sold-out shows at Palisades and is with Dustin Payseur's Laced on the bill as well.

His Name is Alive, No Chief @ Rough Trade
"Michigan's finest," His Name is Alive, released their 14th album, Tecuciztecatl, last year via Light in The Attic, a rock opera heavy on Thin Lizzy-style twin guitar leads and a pitch-black plot. The band are also celebrating their 25th anniversary  (the first half of their career as one of 4AD's signature artists) on this tour.

Dead Heavens, Cayetana, Without @ Saint Vitus
Post-hardcore legend Walter Schreifels (Gorilla Biscuits, Quicksand, etc) recently formed two new bands, one of which is the '60s-inspired Dead Heavens, who begin a three-show weekly residency at Saint Vitus tonight. And if you ask us, this may be the most exciting lineup all around of all three. There's Philly's great indie rock newcomers Cayetana, and Without who feature Bobby Drake of The Hold Steady.

Local H @ Revolution Bar
Local H keep the '90s rock sound alive with their career that turns 25 this year and will have their eighth album out this spring. Their current tour doesn't hit NYC, but it's nearby for this Long Island show tonight.

Dads, Runaway Brother, Roger Harvey @ Asbury Lanes
Emo duo (now a trio live) Dads will be in NYC this March with Kevin Devine and Field Mouse, but first their headlining tour hits Asbury Park tonight with some pretty great openers. There's the Tiny Engines-signed ambitious pop punks Runaway Brother (who replaced Somos), and the Neutral Milk Hotel-meets-punk/emo of Roger Harvey.

Grateful Dead tribute w/ Alex Bleeker and the Freaks, Eric Krasno, Joe Russo, Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), Cass McCombs, Dave Harrington (Darkside), Will Epstein (High Water), Jarvis Taveniere (Woods), Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group) @ Brooklyn Bowl
This Grateful Dead tribute, billed as "Brooklyn Is Dead," that also celebrates Relix's 40th anniversary, brings members of the indie rock and jam band community together (plus one punk legend) to celebrate the music of The Dead in their 50th year.

Jay Farrar (Son Volt), Chip Taylor @ The Living Room
Uncle Tupelo and Son Volt's Jay Farrar is plays his first of two NYC shows this week tonight at the new Williamsburg location of The Living Room. Tonight's show is with veteran songwriter Chip Taylor who penned such hits as "Angel of the Morning" and "Wild Thing."

Ask Me Another w/ They Might Be Giants @ The Bell House
While They Might Be Giants are in the midst of a five-show residency at Music Hall of Williamsburg, they'll be making an appearance at this taping of WNYC's quiz show. Sold out.

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

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February 9, 2015

photo: Parquet Courts @ Sugarhill Supper Club, 2013 (more by Joe McCabe)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Parquet Courts, Future Punx, Eaters @ Palisades
Coming off a very busy 2014, Parquet Courts are keeping it rolling into the new year. This is the first of two shows at Palisades and is with Dull Tools pals Future Punx and Eaters. Sold out.

Murphy's Law, The Bowery Boys, Simon and the Bar Sinisters @ Bowery Electric
Long-running NYC punks Murphy's Law stay active and give their hometown plenty of chances to see them every year. Here's the first one of 2015.

Wyatt Cenac's Night Train @ LIttlefield
Hop aboard Wyatt Cenac's weekly Night Train comedy show with guests Dan Soder, Rob Cantrell, Janelle James, and Ramon Rivas II.

Mike Birbiglia @ Union Hall
While Mike has been playing big rooms for his new show, "Thank God for the Jokes," he continues to hone his craft at these intimate "working it out" shows at Union Hall. Sold out.

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

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February 8, 2015

photo: Fleetwood Mac at MSG last month (more by Gretchen Robinette)
Fleetwood Mac

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

Fleetwood Mac @ Prudential Center
Fleetwood Mac are now back with their entire classic lineup -- Christine McVie, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham -- and tonight they wrap up their multi-night NYC-area run. They've still got it and they play all the hits, so see them while you still can.

Chumped, Timeshares, Roger Harvey, Never @ Grand Victory
Brooklyn pop punks Chumped are one of the city's best new bands in the genre, as last year's well-received Teenage Retirement helped prove. Tonight they're with Long Island punks Timeshares, somber songwriter Roger Harvey, and Never.

Hubble, Nick Klein, Die Reihe @ Silent Barn
Tonight Silent Barn hosts a noise/avant-garde/electronic bill headlined by Hubble, one of the projects of former The Men member Ben Greenberg.

Barrsheadahl, Angel of Retribution, Weasel Walter/Chris Pitsiokos Duo, SakeCat @ Palisades
Another good bill for fans of experimental music goes down tonight at Palisades, headlined by Barrsheadahl, the trio of Mick Barr (Krallice), Tim Dahl (Child Abuse, Lydia Lunch) and Kevin Shea (Talibam!, Rhys Chatham). Tim Dahl's past collaborator Weasel Walter (Behold... The Arctopus) plays a duo set with saxist Chris Pitsiokos in support of their new collaborative LP, Drawn and Quartered.

Nick Thune, Ben Kronberg, Kate Berlant @ The Bell House
A bit like Steven Wright or Demitri Martin, Nick Thune is a joke-teller, not so much an anecdotal comedian. He's also very funny, and headlines the "Very Comedy! Much Tour!" tour, with another dry wit type, Ben Kronberg, and awesomely out-there Kate Berlant.

Hannibal Buress @ BAM
Once an underground favorite and known as a comedian's comedian, Hannibal Buress is nobody's secret anymore. He's used to playing in Brooklyn on Sunday nights, but this is a little bigger than the front room of Knitting Factory.

There's also The Grammys on TV tonight (also the premiere of Better Call Saul, plus the return of The Walking Dead and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver).

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

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February 7, 2015

photo: D'Angelo at Brooklyn Bowl in 2013 (more by PSquared)
Dangelo

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

D'Angelo @ Apollo Theatre
It only took D'Angelo 14 years to follow up his beloved Voodoo with a new album, Black Messiah, that he dropped late last year. So far it seems like this one's pretty equally loved -- countless people called it the best album of 2014. Tonight's his first NYC show since its release.

The Felice Brothers, Strand of Oaks @ Cannon's Blackthorn
Long Island's annual "Shine A Light" benefit show (presented by The Tommy Brull Foundation) happens with two great folk rock bands this year. Sold out.

The Movielife, Crime in Stereo, Zumo Kollie @ Irving Plaza
Late '90s/early '00s Long Island melodic hardcore band The Movielife broke up in '03 after two albums of Lifetime/Gorilla Biscuits worship and a third album and EP that pushed that sound in new directions. They briefly reunited in 2010-11, and now they're thankfully back once again. Tonight's their second of two sold-out Irving Plaza shows with their pals Crime In Stereo.

California X, Pinkwash, Downtown Boys, Worriers, Nuclear Santa Claust, Brick Mower, Alice, Chris Gethard (host) @ Knitting Factory (Don GIovanni showcase)
The Don Giovanni showcases continue tonight with another great lineup. There's sludge rockers California X, noisy punks Pinkwash, confrontational punks Downtown Boys, Lauren Measure's current band Worriers, the Ramones-inspired Nuclear Santa Claust, garage-y punks Brick Mower, and the reverby Alice. Comedian Chris Gethard hosts.

Jason Isbell, Damien Jurado @ Beacon Theatre
A former Drive-By Trucker, Jason Isbell's most recent album, Southeastern won best Album, best Artist, and best Song at the 2014 Americana Music Honors.

Chop and Quench, Underground System, Damian Quinones (y Su Nuevo Conjunto), Earl Maxton (DJ Set) @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar puts local crafts, microbrews, food-truck type eats, mini golf, ping pong, and live music all under one Greenpoint roof. Tonight's live entertainment is headlined by Chop and Quench which is the members of the cast and band of FELA! the musical.

The New Lines, Jet Black, Soft Science, Pale Lights @ Cake Shop
Long-running zine The Big Takeover turns 35 this year and is planning a series of shows. This is the first of them featuring Brooklyn baroque-psych band The New Lines, plus Quebec's Jet Black (who roar like Swervedriver), and Sacramento, CA's Soft Science (also shoegazey but but more on the dreamy side) and jangly indiepop band Pale Lights.

Invisible Days, Lame Drivers, Big Quiet, Snowmans of Love, Scupper @ Pine Box Rock Shop
WFMU DJ Paul Bruno launched his new label Unblinking Ear Records with a killer compilation titled Serious Rockers. Five of the bands featured on that play this release show tonight.

Juan Wauters @ Fulton Stall Market
The Beets frontman plays this free 2 PM show at the Seaport's indoor market.

Hannibal Buress @ Capitol Theatre
Once an underground favorite and known as comedian's comedian, Hannibal Buress is nobody's secret anymore.

Brooklyn Flea Record Fair
The Brooklyn Flea's indoor space on Dean St. in Crown Heights will have a mini Record Fair with a mix of tables from labels, record stores and used vendors, including Captured Tracks, ATO, Rough Trade Shops, and Warp. There will also be DJs and a pop-up bar with Dogfish Head beer. It runs 10 AM - 6 PM.

Lee Ranaldo, Adam Rudolph's Go (Organic Guitar Orchestra) @ Rockwood Music Hall
The annual Alternative Guitar Summit is underway, and probably the most exciting day (at least from an indie rock standpoint) is today because Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo is on board to headline the night.

Eyehategod, Full of Hell, cleanteeth, Clamfight @ Saint Vitus
Sludge legends Eyehategod are still touring in support of their excellent 2014 self-titled LP, and tonight the begin a sold-out 2-night stand at Saint Vitus. Different openers both nights, and they're all worth catching too, especially the wild hardcore band Full of Hell.

Fleetwood Mac @ Mohegan Sun Arena
Fleetwood Mac are now back with their entire classic lineup -- Christine McVie, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham -- and tonight they continue their multi-night NYC-area run. They've still got it and they play all the hits, so see them while you still can.

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, 2015

photo: Eyehategod at Europa in 2010 (more by Samantha Marble)
Eyehategod

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

Nude Beach, Shellshag, The Hamiltons, Mal Blum, Black Wine, Crow Bait, Chris Gethard (host) @ Knitting Factory
Tonight's the first of three Don Giovanni Records showcases at Knitting Factory this month. All of them have great lineups, and tonight it's '70s power pop lovers Nude Beach, NYC DIY veterans Shellshag, Ramones-loving/"Dirty Work'-inspired punks The Hamiltons (who are maybe actually The Ergs), singer/songwriter Mal Blum, indie rockers Black Wine, alt-country punks Crow Bait, and comedian Chris Gethard as your host.

Eyehategod, Mortals, Blackout, Scowl @ Saint Vitus
Sludge legends Eyehategod are still touring in support of their excellent 2014 self-titled LP, and tonight the begin a sold-out 2-night stand at Saint Vitus. Different openers both nights, and they're all worth catching too.

The Movielife, Crime in Stereo, Pass Away @ Irving Plaza
Late '90s/early '00s Long Island melodic hardcore band The Movielife broke up in '03 after two albums of Lifetime/Gorilla Biscuits worship and a third album and EP that pushed that sound in new directions. They briefly reunited in 2010-11, and now they're thankfully back once again. Tonight's their first of two sold-out Irving Plaza shows with their pals Crime In Stereo. Opening this one is Pass Away (mem I Am the Avalanche, Crime In Stereo).

Porches, Frankie Cosmos, Krill, Sheer Mag @ Bowery Ballroom
Porches and related band Frankie Cosmos have been local staples for a while now, and their profile has clearly risen, as proven by tonight's sold-out Bowery Ballroom show, their biggest headlining appearance yet. They've got some talented friends to open, including quirky indie rockers Krill and classic rock-inspired garage rockers Sheer Mag.

Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate), Warren Franklin & The Founding Fathers, Paper Streets, For Everest @ Palisades
Empire! Empire! returned last year with their first album since their 2009 debut, but now they're reissuing that debut and playing it in full on this tour. Warren Franklin just put out a split album with Kind of Like Spitting, and if you like KOLS, you'd probably dig Warren too.

Todd Edwards, Beautiful Swimmers, Bobby Renz @ American Museum of Natural History
Dance music veteran Todd Edwards has a long history, but he's been in the spotlight as of late thanks to collaborations with Daft Punk and associations with Disclosure. Tonight he DJs the ongoing One Step Beyond series at the Museum of Natural History, and Maxmillion Dunbar's duo with Ari Goldman, Beautiful Swimmers, open.

Jeffrey Lewis, Diane Cluck, The Spookfish @ Nola Darling
Two great artists with ties to the anti-folk scene, Jeffrey Lewis and Diane Cluck, begin a tour together tonight, their first of two NYC stops on the tour. It's sold out, but there will be a few tickets at the door.

Animal Collective (DJ Set) @ Brooklyn Bowl
Animal Collective continue their DJ residency at Brooklyn Bowl tonight with everyone except Panda Bear in tow.

Dre Skull, Obey City, Jubilee, Figgy, Sleepyhead, Chris Patrick @ Lot 45
Tonight's Broke City party at Lot 45 in Bushwick (411 Troutman) has a handful of quality DJs to keep you dancing all night long. Free before midnight.

Natalie Prass, Lady Lady, Small Wonder @ Rough Trade
Natalie Prass just picked up a ton of buzz (and a ton of Disney comparisons) for her debut album. Does she live up to the hype? Those with tickets to tonight's sold-out show will find out.

Algiers, Beliefs, The Flag @ Baby's All Right
London-via-Atlanta band Algiers make gothy/industrial soul, or soulful goth-industrial. If you're not sold on the recordings, word is Algiers, who just signed to Matador, are a see-it-live kind of thing. Also on the bill are Toronto's Beliefs who bring real muscle and songwriting chops to their brand of shoegaze.

Stranger Cat, Little Strike, Salt Cathedral @ Chelsea Market
Stranger Cat, the electronic art pop project of Cat Martino, headlines tonight's installmente of Paper Garden Records' Friday shows at Chelsea Market.

Violent Bullshit, IYEZ, Aircrafting, Hints @ Union Pool
While screamo pioneers Orchid are long gone, its members are scattered across a few solid newer bands, including Violent Bullshit, led by Orchid vocalist Jayson Green.

Too Many Zooz, Osekre & The Lucky Bastards, Douglas and The Goodhearts @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar puts local crafts, microbrews, food-truck type eats, mini golf, ping pong, and live music all under one roof. Tonight's live entertainment is headlined by funky brass band Too Many Zooz. Free.

J Dilla Birthday Celebration w/ J57 & Guests @ Littlefield
This weekend would've been J Dilla's 41st birthday. Celebrate his memory with MC/producer J57, PitchBlak Brass Band, and Product.

Hannibal Buress @ The Space at Westbury
Once an underground favorite and known as comedian's comedian, Hannibal Buress is nobody's secret anymore.

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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