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October 14, 2014

Ought at Baby's in July (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Ought
King Diamond

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

Ought, Nat Baldwin, Pinkwash @ Bowery Ballroom
Montreal band Ought get compared to early Talking Heads a lot, and its hard not to do that -- frontman Tim Beeler has a very similar wide-eyed lyrical style and spazzy stage presence as David Byrne. But that stage presence is also pretty magnetic, his enthusiasm infectious, and his charms had their last NYC crowd eating out of his hand the whole time. Ought's album is good, but the live show is currently where it's at.

King Diamond @ Best Buy Theater
King Diamond, the legendary vocalist for both Mercyful Fate and the band King Diamond, hasn't put out new music or played NYC in a while, but the latter will change tonight when he finally returns to headline Best Buy Theater.

Merchandise, Lower, Ninos Du Brasil @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Merchandise's new album is their first as a full band and has some of their most immediate pop songs yet, with frontman Carson Cox still doing his best Morrissey. Denmark's Lower make a kind of melo-romantic postpunk that should pair very well with Merchandise, and percussive Italian duo Ninos Du Brasil opens.

Cheap Girls, Beach Slang, Signals Midwest, Lee Corey Oswald, Chumped @ Saint Vitus
This is a pretty great 5-band punk bill with Cheap Girls who have kind of a Smoking Popes meets Gin Blossoms thing going on, Beach Slang who are more Replacements meets Jawbreaker (and forever quotable), melodic punk rockers Signals Midwest, scrappy rockers Lee Corey Oswald, and Superchunk-y pop punks Chumped.

Warpaint, Liam Finn, Guy Blakeslee (of Entrance Band) @ Webster Hall
Warpaint make psychedelic dream pop that you can dance to, but without ever fully crossing over into pop pop. Strong support comes from New Zealand multi-instrumentalist Liam Finn and The Entrance Band's Guy Blakeslee, whose solo stuff is good.

Owl John, Mike Pace and The Child Actors @ The Bell House
Frightened Rabbit singer Scott Hutchison went the solo route this year, releasing an album under the name Owl John. The instrumentation's pretty fleshed out though, and really it just sounds like another Frightened Rabbit album which is not a bad thing at all.

Young Magic, Princess Nokia, Prince Rama (DJ) @ Baby's All Right
Young Magic are from Brooklyn but exist in a sexy dreamworld where Sade and the Cocteau Twins work on records together. Or something like that. Their new album, Breathing Statues, came out in May. Tonight's show is part of Baby's All Rights's 1-year celebration.

Open Mike Eagle, Serengeti, Armand Hammer, Junk Science @ Glasslands
Between Open Mike Eagle and Serengeti, there's no lack of quality alt-rap on this bill.

Dreamsalon, The Pen Test, Cyanide Tooth, Ballroom @ Death by Audio
Seattle trio Dreamsalon formed from the ashes of Evening Meetings, maintaining that band's taught postpunk sound (There's more than a little of '80s-era The Fall in there). You can stream last year's Thirteen Nights below. Mineapolis' The Pen Test, meanwhile, make drony, krauty motorik synth workouts that would've been at home in the early days of Mute Records.

Roadkill Ghost Choir, Heaven's Jail, What Moon Things @ Mercury Lounge
Headliners Roadkill Ghost Choir make indie folk that's not too far removed from Band of Horses, and there's good openers on this bill too: Phosphorescent collaborator Heaven's Jail and gloomy emotive post-punks What Moon Things.

Seth Herzog's SWEET @ The Slipper Room
Having recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, Seth Herzog's SWEET gets back to business as usual: being one of the most consistent comedy shows in the city.

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

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October 13, 2014

White Fence @ Glasslands 2013 (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...

White Fence, King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, Juan Wauters @ Baby's All Right
Tim Presley's been cranking out White Fence records all by his lonesome for some time, but for For the Recently Found Innocent, he teamed up with Ty Segall in a real studio to give things a little more oomph. Live, White Fence are another beast entirely, really bringing those '60s-inspired sounds to life. Tonight's show is with Australian psych band King Gizzard who are a good match. Both will be here for CMJ too.

Hollie Cook, Rioux, Brittany Campbell @ Glasslands
Hollie Cook's second album, Twice, is one of 2014's most effortlessly enjoyable albums, blending modern pop smarts with with late-'60s lovers rock reggae and spot-on production by Prince Fatty. Tying it all together: Hollie's honeyed vocals.

JEFF The Brotherhood, Diarrhea Planet, Juiceboxxx @ Santos
While this might not have the quite the appeal of seeing JEFF and Diarrhea Planet at Death by Audio last night, both bands bring a frenzied energy to any venue they play. Plus, unlike DbA, you can still get tickets.

Ramona Lisa, Bing and Ruth, Ian Drennan @ Le Poisson Rouge
Chairlift singer Caroline Polacheck released Arcadia, her solo debut as Ramona Lisa this year, a playful ebullient record that recalls Kate Bush, Goldfrapp and other forward-thinkers. Live she counters the mostly electronic backing with an engaging, theatrical show involving backup dancers, projections, and lots of eyes. This is the last time they're doing this particular show, so if you've been interested, act now.

Iceage, Uniform, Cheena @ Acheron
Iceage's third album has them moving more into punk blues territories that sounds inspired by The Bad Seeds and The Gun Club. Following their Bowery Ballroom show last night, the band's intense live show should be magnified significantly in this smaller venue. Noise duo Uniform (ex-The Men, Drunkdriver) are not to miss either.

Dave Harrington @ Nublu
With Darkside gone dark perhaps permanently, we're still waiting to see what Dave Harrington has up his sleeve next. Meanwhile catch him DJing tonight.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac's weekly comedy show this week features Barry Rothbart, Harris Stanton, Sabrina Jalees, Phil Hanley.

Happy Columbus Day and, to our neighbors to the North, Happy Canadian Thanksgiving.

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October 12, 2014

JEFF the Brotherhood in Chicago in 2013 (more by Kirstie Shanley)
JEFF

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

American Football, Matt Pond @ Webster Hall
Emo legends American Football had a very brief career in the late '90s that only resulted in one album, one EP and a few shows, but in the time since then those few recordings have gone on to become very loved and highly influential on the current emo scene. Now they're finally back and tonight concludes their three-night run at Webster Hall, all of which are sold out.

JEFF The Brotherhood, Diarrhea Planet, Scully, Punani Huntah @ Death by Audio
Few out-of-town bands are as synonymous with Death by Audio as Nashville's JEFF the Brotherhood and few band's shows are as crazy as their's are there. It's been JEFF's home away from home. Jake and Jamin never fail to bring it, four-on-the-floor, face-melting power jams that drive like a brakeless trucker on steep incline, and with the venue closing next month, this show is even more unmissable. If you got tickets, that is -- this one's sold out. JEFF and equally exciting tourmates Diarrhea Planet will be at Santos on Monday.

Iceage, Helm, Blues Control, Shells @ Bowery Ballroom
Iceage's third album has them moving more into punk blues territories that sounds inspired by The Bad Seeds and The Gun Club. Tomorrow's smaller Acheron show may be a better fit for their sound, but they've also got good support tonight from London experimentalist Helm, local psych band Blues Control and guitar experimenter Shells.

Jane's Addiction, Robert DeLong, Devo, Surfer Blood, We Are Scientists, Cheeky Parade @ Times Square (CBGB Fest)
CBGB Fest is mostly smaller shows, but they've got this big one which also happens to be free. It starts at noon with Devo going on at 4 PM and Jane's at 6:15, so you can see two great veteran bands before heading somewhere else for the night.

Today is the Day, Lord Mantis, Cleanteeth, Swollen Organs @ Acheron
Longrunning noisecore rippers Today Is The Day will release their tenth album this week, and we'll likely hear a good chunk of that at tonight's show. Support comes from their tourmates, Chicago's blackened sludgers Lord Mantis (who also have a new album out this year), as well as Goes Cube/Hull-related sludge band Cleanteeth and harsh noise/PE project Swollen Organs.

Kamp!, House of Blondes, Cookies @ Glasslands
Hailing from Wroclaw, Poland, electronic trio Kamp! make dance music steeped in '80s synthpop and '90s balearic. Their new EP, Baltimore, came out via Cascine over the sumner.

Escape Music Festival
It's the second and final day of NYC's inaugural Escape Music Festival on Govenors Island featuring a mostly electronic and indie pop lineup with Girl Talk, Mayer Hawthorne, The Joy Formidable, ASTR, Anoraak and more.

Generationals, Arum Rae @ Music Hall of WIlliamsburg
Generationals have a new LP out on Polyvinyl which is more of their upbeat indie pop. Tonight their tour in support of it hits NYC.

Steve Gunn, Mary Lattimore & Jeff Zeigler, August Wells @ Rough Trade
Steve Gunn makes more quality psychedelic-ish folk on this year's Way Out Weather. This is the release party which also features a duo set from harpist Mary Lattimore and Kurt Vile/War On Drugs producer Jeff Zeigler, plus August Wells.

The Soft Batch, Coup Sauvage and the Snips, Gauzy (ex-Tayisha Busay), Max Steele @ Cake Shop
The Soft Batch is a collaborative project from JD Samson of MEN and Le Tigre and Tami Hart of MEN's past billmates and Kathleen Hanna tributers Making Friendz. See what they have in store at Cake Shop tonight.

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

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October 11, 2014

Lifetime at Europa in 2012 (more by Rebecca Reed)
Lifetime

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

Lifetime, Mouthpiece, Spraynard, Lemuria @ Stone Pony
American Football's not the only veteran emo band playing the NYC-area this weekend. Melodic hardcore rippers Lifetime will be in NJ for this BrooklynVegan-presented show that includes strong support from fellow NJ vets Mouthpiece, the recently reactivated Spraynard, and Buffalo indie punks Lemuria.

The Gizmos, Pampers, Lame Drivers, Milk Dick @ Union Pool
Bloomington, IN garage rock band The Gizmos existed for a few years and a few EPs in the late '70s. A reformed lineup just played Gonerfest and are in NYC for a show too. Also on the bill are Brooklyn's bruising Pampers, so this should be a fun show.

American Football, Into It. Over It. @ Webster Hall
Emo legends American Football had a very brief career in the late '90s that only resulted in one album, one EP and a few shows, but in the time since then those few recordings have gone on to become very loved and highly influential on the current emo scene. Now they're finally back and tonight is night 2 of their three-night run at Webster Hall, all of which are sold out.

Fleetwood Mac @ Prudential Center
With Christine McVie back in the band for the first time since the late '90s, this is the Fleetwood Mac most people want to see. Expect the return of songs like "Songbird" and "You Make Loving Fun" to the setlist.

Escape Music Festival
It's the first day of NYC's inaugural 2-day Escape Music Festival. The mostly electronic and indie pop lineup features Moby (DJ), Placebo, yeasayer, The Crystal Method, Moon Boots, Ra Ra Riot, STRFKR (DJ), Neon Indian (DJ) and more today.

Tim and Eric, Dr. Steve Brule, DJ Dougg Pound @ Best Buy Theater
Time to get weird. Adult Swim oddballs Tim & Eric and their pal Dr. Steve Brule (aka John C Reilly) have prepared a night you are not likely to forget. Two shows tonight.

Karate Kid screening and reunion! @ 92Y
Part of Comic Con's NY Super Week, this is a screening of '80s family classic, followed by a Q&A with cast members. Mr. Miyagi has passed on, but Daniel-san and "Sweep the Leg" Jonny (not to mention the guy who played his win-at-all-costs sensei) will be there.

The Muffs @ Asbury Lanes
The Muffs put out some killer (and often underrated) garage rock/pop punk in the '90s and now they're back with a new album on Burger that's on par with their prime-era material. They played NYC last night and tonight they're nearby in Asbury Park.

Mirah, Death Vessel @ Le Poisson Rouge
This is a strong double bill for fans of indie folk with good pop melodies. Both Mirah and Death Vessel put out solid albums this year, Changing Light and Island Intervals, respectively.

PC Worship, Whatever Brains, Shells, Shop Talk @ Death By Audio
PC Worship have been regulars on the local noise/avant-garde scene for years but this year they put out their most song-oriented rock album yet, and it shows they're pretty damn good at making this kind of stuff too.

Groundislava, Tha Yellow R. Kel, DJ Jester @ Glasslands
LA producer Groundislava is releasing a new album, Frozen Throne on Wedidit/Friends of Friends which follows his Feel The Heat EP from earlier this year. This is the release party.

Warthog, Bad Noids, Party Plates, Mr. California, Ivy @ The Acheron
One of NYC's consistently great local punk bands Warthog headline this show, and openers Ivy are especially worth catching too.

Vision of Disorder, Primitive Weapons, Secret Cutter, Crushed @ Saint Vitus (CBGB Fest)
Long Island metalcore vets Vision of Disorder have been back in action for a few years now, most recently releasing 2012's The Cursed Remain Cursed LP. One of NYC's stronger newer bands Primitive Weapons provide direct support.

Splashh, Regal Degal, The Johnnys @ Baby's All Right
UK band Splashh are here to beam bright, shoegazy vibes and maybe play some songs from their new LP which is due out early next year. Regal Degal make off-kilter art-rock, with a machinelike rhythm section.

Turnip King, Dinowalrus, Chimes, Adios Ghost, Gingerlys @ Friends and Lovers
North Brooklyn isn't the only place to see bands in the borough anymore. This is a Death by Audio-worthy lineup right in Crown Heights.

Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer @ Town Hall
Chris Thile never has a lack of things going on. Earlier this year he played shows as a member of the reunited Nickel Creek, he's still got the Punch Brothers plenty active, and now he has a new collaborative LP with Edgar Meyer called Bass & Mandolin (can you guess what instruments they recorded it with?). That duo teams up at Town Hall tonight.

Anais Mitchell, Dietrich Strause @ Rockwood Music Hall
Anais Mitchell may be best known in certain circles for Hadestown, her 2010 album which heavily featured Justin Vernon, but she had already been writing quality folk songs before that and she continues to. Her newest album, Xoa, came out this week and contains solo versions of some her older songs, including several from Hadestown.

Ceramics, Haybaby, Crazy Pills, We Ride On @ Cameo Gallery (CBGB Fest)
This CBGB Fest show has a lineup of mostly garage/grungy pop, and if you're hitting this one we especially recommend catching Haybaby and Crazy Pills.

Loudon Wainwright III @ Michael Schimmel Center For The Arts
One of the many talented Wainwrights, Loudon (father of Rufus and Martha) performs at Pace University's Schimmel Center tonight.

X Japan @ Madison Square Garden
If you're still wondering who the hell's this band who can headline MSG, X Japan have been making rousing power metal with the over-the-top dress and hair of the visual kei scene since 1982, and they've got a crazed fan base all over the world.

If you'd rather go to the movies, we highly recommend Whiplash which stars JK Simmons as an obsessive music teacher at the best musical conservatory in the country who pushes a promising drummer to the edge of his potential. Mr. Holland's Opus it ain't. You can also catch Nas: Time is Illmatic at Nitehawk.

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

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October 10, 2014

American Football in Chicago in August (more by Jeff Ryan)
American Football

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

American Football, S. Carey @ Webster Hall
Emo legends American Football had a very brief career in the late '90s that only resulted in one album, one EP and a few shows, but in the time since then those few recordings have gone on to become very loved and highly influential on the current emo scene. Now they're finally back and tonight begins their three-night run at Webster Hall, all of which are sold out.

Allo Darlin, Sapphire Mansions @ Glasslands
Winsome, charming, and undeniably talented, seeing an Allo Darlin show is a sure way to lift your spirits -- even for the ukulele-phobes out there. Sapphire Mansions take their name (and maybe just a smidge of their sound) from a Felt song and are quality too.

Mighty Mouse, Paul Raffaele, Speakerbot @ Glasslands
After the Allo Darlin' show, hang around Glasslands to party late with London producer Mighty Mouse.

Electric Six, Soft White Sixties @ Marlin Room at Webster Hall
Electric Six are essentially a one-joke band -- off the charts ego/bravado/innuendo over danceable rock -- who've managed to milk it across 11 albums. (Human Zoo is out next week.) Whether you had enough after "Danger! High Voltage!" or still dig the schtick, E6 are always a fun live show.

The Muffs, Upset, Miriam @ The Bell House (CBGB Festival)
The Muffs put out some killer (and often underrated) garage rock/pop punk in the '90s and now they're back with a new album on Burger that's on par with their prime-era material. Upset feature members of Hole and Vivian Girls and they're pretty likeminded to the Muffs, and Miriam is the new solo project of Norton Records co-founder/A-Bones drummer/singer Miriam Linna.

Yelle, Lemonade @ Irving Plaza
Despite the language barrier, Yelle scored a big club hit in the late '00s with "A cause des garçons" (Later used for the French people dancing SNL sketch). She just released her third album, Complètement Fou, featuring more of her effervescent Franco-synthpop.

Buke and Gase, Battle Trance, Palm @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Buke and Gase make their own instruments and use them to create pretty eccentric sounds. Battle Trance count one of the former tUnE-yArDs sax players as a member, and they should be interesting too.

Code Orange, Twitching Tongues, Soul Search @ Palisades
Code Orange dropped the "Kids" from their name and went in a more alt-metal direction on this year's I Am King. Their shows are usually crazy and that should definitely be the case at the small Palisades.

Hiro Kone, Lace Curtain, Eaters, Negative Supply @ Silent Barn
While Mikey Young prefers not to leave Australia these days, the other half of Lace Curtain, David West, is bringing the band to the US for a short tour. Brookyn duo Eaters are on tour with them and make similarly proggy synthesizer music, mostly instrumental.

Citizen, You Blew It!, Slingshot Dakota, True Love @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Headliners Citizen make a melodic mix of post-hardcore and alternative rock, and they're joined by some cool openers like '90s-style emo devotees You Blew It! and the Mates of States-y keyboards/drums duo Slingshot Dakota.

Marketa Irglova @ Le Poisson Rouge
The Swell Season's Marketa Irglova just released her second solo album, entitled Muna, and celebrates it tonight.

Crime in Stereo, Sorority Noise, Mannequin Pussy, Nine of Swords, Push Ups @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Crime In Stereo have been reunited for about two years now, and they headline this show which has some pretty great openers: the scrappy Sorority Noise, shoegazy punks Mannequin Pussy and screamo-y punks Nine of Swords.

Low Fat Getting High, Kal Marks, Chat Logs @ Death By Audio
Any chance to get to DbA before it closes is a good one, and you can't really go wrong with tonight's lineup which includes grungy punks Low Fat Getting High, quirky indie rockers Kal Marks and the noisy Chat Logs.

Tom & Boot Boys, Anasazi, Aspects of War, Sad Boys, L.O.T.I.O.N., Primitive Pact @ The Acheron
Tokyo's Tom & Boot Boys are only playing two US shows this year, this being one of them. A handful of NYC's finest in punk and hardcore (and MA's Aspects of War) are on board to support.

Gramercy Arms @ HiFi
A NYC indie rock supergroup fronted by Dave Derby (The Dambuilders) and also featuring Sean Eden (Luna) and Kevin March (Shudder to Think, GbV), Gramercy Arms just released their second album, The Seasons of Love. It's loaded '70s singer-songwriter vibes (think Todd Rundgren or Harry Nilsson) plus a load of guests, including Derby's old Dambuilders bandmate Joan "As Policewoman" Wasser, Tanya Donnelly, Matthew Caws, Letters to Cleo frontperson Kay Hanley and more. So who know who may turn up for this show?

Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo @ Capitol Theatre
Pat Benatar's got no lack of '70s/'80s rock hits from "Heartbreaker" to "Hit Me with Your Best Shot" to "Love Is a Battlefield." We'll likely hear all of those and plenty more tonight.

Cast of Star Trek: TNG Moderated by William Shatner @ Manhattan Center Hammerstein Ballroom
Do you go to your local coffee shop and order "Tea. Earl Grey. Hot."? Then chances are you're already in line for this Comic Con Super Week event that reunites most of the TNG crew, Jonathan Frakes being the most conspicuous absentee. First gen captain William Shatner moderates, making this the first meeting of Picard and Kirk sense Star Trek: Generations. This is bound to go better than that.

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

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October 9, 2014

Robert Plant in Chicago earlier this week (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...

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters @ Brooklyn Bowl
Maybe Led Zeppelin will never reunite, but Robert Plant and his band the Sensational Space Shifters (including members of Massive Attack and Portishead) get the Led out on their tours and their original material's not half bad either.

Judas Priest, Steel Panther @ Barclays Center
Heavy metal legends Judas Priest released their 17th album in 44 years this year. It had some classsic-sounding Priest on there and sometimes that's all you can ask for. Of course, they've got tons major classics to play tonight too and we'll surely hear plenty of those.

King Tuff, Cassie Ramone, Roya @ Bowery Ballroom
Garage powerpop royalty, King Tuff just released his new album, Black Moon Spell, and celebrates tonight with a complimentary lineup of openers.

Dev Hynes (performing score to "Palo Alto") @ BRIC House (two shows)
Tonight the Blood Orange mastermind is performing his score to Gia Coppola's new film Palo Alto (based on the book by James Franco, who also stars in the film).

Black Kids, Psychic Twin, Miami Drive @ Cameo Gallery
Victims of overhype success, lets not forget that what got these Floridians into the mess was some really catchy, likable songs. After a few years out from under the microscope, Black Kids are back.

Billy Idol, Walking Papers, Ex Cops, Skins @ Center 548 (CBGB Festival)
With that sneer and a boatload of catchy songs, Billy Idol was one of MTV's poster boys in the network's first few years. Tonight's show is part of the CBGB Festival kickoff event. This will also be one of Ex Cops first shows since revamping their sound further into pop territory.

Heavy Trash, Bloodshot Bill @ Club Helsinki (Hudson)
With his band Heavy Trash, Jon Spencer takes the same approach to rockabilly as he does the blues: explode it. Bloodshot Bill, who also plays in the band these days, also has his own opening set.

Clouder, The Teen Age, Spirit System @ Death By Audio
Tonight's DbA show is a quality lineup of Brooklyn indie pop. Stream Clouder's most recent album below.

Electric Six, Soft White Sixties @ Knitting Factory (CBGB Festival)
Electric Six are essentially a one-joke band -- off the charts ego/bravado/innuendo over danceable rock -- who've managed to milk it across 11 albums. (Human Zoo is out next week.) Whether you had enough after "Danger! High Voltage!" or still dig the schtick, E6 are always a fun live show.

DEBUT @ Knockdown Center
Sleep No More performer Emily Terndrup and La Blogotheque director Derrick Belcham are on the final of three nights of their new project "Debut" tonight. "Debut" merges "independent music, contemporary dance theater and large-scale art installations." The music was written and will be performed by a very impressive cast of Julianna Barwick, Mauro Remiddi (Porcelain Raft), Ruby Kato Attwood and John Ancheta (Yamantaka // Sonic Titan), David Moore (Bing & Ruth), Jessie Stein (The Luyas), Hannah Epperson, Taraka Larson (Prince Rama) and Reed Smidebush (Muuny).

Aziz Ansari @ Madison Square Garden (two shows)
Aziz Ansari has come a really long way from his early days, and is now not only headlining the iconic Madison Square Garden but playing two shows there tonight (7:30 PM and 10:30 PM). He deserves it too, he just keeps getting better and his jokes are smart too. His recent NYC-area set on the Oddball tour talked about the realness of #YesAllWomen while keeping the crowd in stitches.

Kaytranada, Benji B, Obey City @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Montreal producer Kaytranada has been having a good year, collaborating with Vic Mensa, signing to XL and more. Tonight's his second of two NYC shows for the week.

Pete Tong, Sabo, Put In Werk @ Output
UK DJ Pete Tong has been a dance music force since the '80s and his ear has stayed sharp since even if many people only know him as part of the phrase "It's all gone Pete Tong."

The Adventures of Danny & Mike Live featuring Polaris @ The Bell House
This was originally supposed to be a "nite of '90s Nickelodeon Nostalgia" at Hammerstein Ballroom, but got canceled last-minute. It's been turned into two events: "An Oral History of '90s Nickelodeon" at Treehouse Theatre (6 PM) featuring the music of Doug; and then later at the Bell House (10:30 PM) a taping of Pete & Pete's podcast with a live performance from theme song singers Polaris. The latter is maybe all people wanted anyway, and is now just $10.

Father Murphy, Oneirogen, Of Earth and Sun, Theologian @ The Acheron
The dark, noisy experimental band Father Murphy returns to NYC tonight and he'll be joined by the intensely heavy one-man-band Oneirogen, industrial/noise unit Theologian, and the droning OF Earth & Sun.

Murphy's Law, Hymen Holocaust, Beat Brigade, New York Junk, Heeney, The Martinets, The Threads @ Bowery Electric (CBGB Festival)
One of the few artists playing CBGB Fest who played the actual CBGB multiple times back in the day is Murphy's Law. Catch them not far from the original CBGB location at Bowery Electric tonight.

Owen, S. Carey @ The Studio At Webster Hall
American Football's about to kick off a 3-night reunion run in Webster Hall's Grand Ballroom, all three of which are sold out. That's quite the welcome return, but frontman Mike Kinsella's also been keeping busy all these years since AF broke up in his consistently great Owen project. Here's a chance to hear those songs in a smaller location before the AF run begins. Also sold out.

Foxygen, Juan Wauters, The Lemon Twigs @ Webster Hall
Foxygen's sprawling 24-track double LP, And Star Power, is not quite as easy to play "spot the influence" as their last album. (But they are staying the the '60s/'70s millieu.) How many new songs will they be able to pack in at tonight's show?

Deicide, Abysmal Dawn, Septicflesh, Inquisition, Carach Angren @ Gramercy Theatre
Deicide, the grand-daddies of death metal controversy, are currently on the road with Septicflesh, Abysmal Dawn, Carach Angren, and no strangers to backlash themselves, Inquisition. Tour hits NYC tonight.

Ghostface Killah, Just Blaze @ Webster Hall
Hip hop DJ Just Blaze continues his weekly House Party at Webster Hall tonight, and he's got a special guest with him this time, the great Ghostface Killah.

Intimate Evening with Anthony Fantano @ Littlefield
The internet's self-proclaimed "busiest music nerd," popular music blogger/vlogger Anthony Fantano is doing...something tonight at Littlefield.

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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October 8, 2014

Blake Mills w/ Fiona Apple at LPR earlier this month (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Blake Mills

King Tuff @ Knitting Factory 2011 (more by Jessica Amaya)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Blake Mills, yMusic @ Rough Trade
Frequent Fiona Apple collaborator/tourmate Blake Mills put out his own album of quality blues folk, Heigh Ho, this year and has been supporting on this tour which Fiona has been joining him on stage at. Tonight's his second of two NYC shows on this tour. Sold out.

Foxygen, Dub Thompson, Jungle Green @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Foxygen's sprawling 24-track double LP, And Star Power, is not quite as easy to play "spot the influence" as their last album. (But they are staying the the '60s/'70s millieu.) How many new songs will they be able to pack in at tonight's record release show?

Bass Drum of Death, The People's Temple, Desert Sharks @ Santos Party House
Alamaba rock duo Bass Drum of Death released their new album, Rip This, this week and are celebrating tonight at Santos with The People's Temple who are worth showing up early for.

King Tuff, Fletcher C. Johnson, Honey @ Baby's All Right
Garage powerpop royalty, King Tuff just released his new album, Black Moon Spell, and celebrates tonight with a complimentary lineup of openers. Sold out.

QUAD, Dub Thompson @ Baby's All Right
If you're going for King Tuff, stick around for the second of QUAD's late-night residency at Baby's, which starts at midnight and is free. QUAD spun off of Spires and have a similar '60s-meets-Madchester vibe. Dub Thompson, who opened for Foxygen earlier at MHOW, is on the bill too. Meanwhile, Foxygen's Jonathan Rado will be spinning tunes in the front room.

Ancient Sky, Little Gold, Backwords, Heaven's Jail @ Death by Audio
Brooklyn psych-rock combo Ancient Sky headline tonight's solid DbA show that also features Athens, GA's Little Sky, plus Backwords and Heaven's Jail.

Nothing Changes w/ YOU, Hot Guts @ Home Sweet Home
YOU. recently released their third album Sunchaser which was recorded with Cult of Youth's Sean Ragon and features a nice dose of gloomy synth goth.

"Debut" w/ Julianna Barwick, Porcelain Raft, more @ Knockdown Center
Sleep No More performer Emily Terndrup and La Blogotheque director Derrick Belcham are premiering their new project "Debut" tonight, and will put on the show tomorrow and Thursday as well. "Debut" merges "independent music, contemporary dance theater and large-scale art installations." The music was written and will be performed by a very impressive cast of Julianna Barwick, Mauro Remiddi (Porcelain Raft), Ruby Kato Attwood and John Ancheta (Yamantaka // Sonic Titan), David Moore (Bing & Ruth), Jessie Stein (The Luyas), Hannah Epperson, Taraka Larson (Prince Rama) and Reed Smidebush (Muuny).

The Blow, DJ Laura Dern/(aka Colin Self) @ Union Pool
This is the second of The Blow's three Union Pool "unplugged" residency shows. Says Khaela: "These shows are a laboratory for working out new ways of performing electronic music live. We will be performing songs, just songs, from the extended Blow catalog." Ok then!

Robert Wilson and Rufus Wainwright @ BAM
As part of the music-theatre program of BAM's Next Wave Festival, 'Shakespeare's Sonnets,' "a contemporary take on 25 specially chosen sonnets from Shakespeare's cannon" is making its US premiere with a score by Rufus Wainwright and direction by Robert Wilson. Performances run through Saturday (10/11).

Kaytranada, Benji B, Obey City @ Bowery Ballroom
Montreal producer Kaytranada has been having a good year, collaborating with Vic Mensa, signing to XL and more. Tonight's his first of two NYC shows for the week.

The Bug & Manga, Actress, Aurora Halal @ Output
The Bug finally released his album which features a ton of impressive guests such as Grouper, Death Grips, Gonjasufi and Justin Broadrick. He's currently on tour with one of the guests, Manga, providing vocals at his shows, and tonight's show is doubly great with his Ninja Tune labelmate Actress on the bill too.

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

Jackson Browne @ Beacon Theatre
An icon of the '70s California boomer singer-songwriter style, Jackson Browne released his 14th album, Standing in the Breach, this week. But expect lots of hits -- like "Running on Empty" and "The Pretender" -- as well as new songs.

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

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October 7, 2014

Cloud Nothings at Pitchfork Fest 2014 (more by James Richards IV)
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Perfume Genius in Chicago in 2012 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Cloud Nothings, Tyvek @ Irving Plaza
Cloud Nothings returned with another excellent album this year, Here and Nowhere Else, which like 2012's Attack on Memory continued to push their indie rock further into post-hardcore territories. Their shows are always great too (partially thanks to their maniacal drummer) and Tyvek's opening set should be a good fit.

Perfume Genius, Matteah Baim @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
While Perfume Genius has always been great, he takes a huge leap forward on his new record Too Bright, crossing over into previously unchartered sonic territory as far as his earlier albums were concerned.

Fleetwood Mac @ MSG
With Christine McVie back in the band for the first time since the late '90s, this is the Fleetwood Mac most people want to see. Expect the return of songs like "Songbird" and "You Make Loving Fun" to the setlist.

James Murphy (DJ set), Pete Tong (DJ set) @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Part of NY Super Week, coffemaker James Murphy and famed UK DJ Pete Tong will trade sets after a conversation with Endgame: The Calling author James Frey.

Big K.R.I.T., Two-9 @ Highline Ballroom
The buzz may have died down a bit for Big K.R.I.T., but just in terms of rhymes he's still one of the best there is in the newer-school rap scene. Two-9 have been seeming pretty promising too.

Xeno & Oaklander @ The Kitchen
The 'Synth Nights' series at The Kitchen continues tonight with moody synth duo Xeno & Oaklander who will play "an all-analogue synth set accompanied by a projection of new Super 8 films by Liz Wendelbo."

"Debut" w/ Julianna Barwick, Porcelain Raft, more @ Knockdown Center
Sleep No More performer Emily Terndrup and La Blogotheque director Derrick Belcham are premiering their new project "Debut" tonight, and will put on the show tomorrow and Thursday as well. "Debut" merges "independent music, contemporary dance theater and large-scale art installations." The music was written and will be performed by a very impressive cast of Julianna Barwick, Mauro Remiddi (Porcelain Raft), Ruby Kato Attwood and John Ancheta (Yamantaka // Sonic Titan), David Moore (Bing & Ruth), Jessie Stein (The Luyas), Hannah Epperson, Taraka Larson (Prince Rama) and Reed Smidebush (Muuny).

Gardens & Villa, Alex G, Grand Resort @ Bowery Ballroom
The once-buzzy Gardens & Villa team with the currently-buzzy Alex G tonight for this show which also includes Brooklyn indie poppers Grand Resort, so it's a pretty cool bill all around.

DJ Quik @ SOB's
Hip hop veteran DJ Quik has been at it for over two decades, and his most recent album, 2011's The Book of David, proved he's still going strong. He finally follows that album with The Midnight Life next week and tonight he plays a release show for it.

Matthewdavid, Cities Aviv, Trabajo, The Lark Kidder Band @ Death by Audio
Brainfeeder associate Matthewdavid goes in a hip hop/R&B direction on his new album, so teaming up with local rap weirdo Cities Aviv should be a good fit tonight.

Prince Rama, Puro Instinct, Leverage Models @ Glasslands
This is a cool bill with psych freaks Prince Rama, Puro Instinct whose dream pop heads in a bit of dancier direction on their new single, and Shannon from Stars Like Fleas' current band Leverage Models.

Vulture Shit, Big Ups, Flagland, Lost Boy?, Washer @ Palisades
Pretty much every band on this bill is a quality example of the punkier side of Brooklyn indie rock. If you only catch one band on this show tonight though, we especially recommend the Fugazi/Slint blend of Big Ups.

The Bangles @ City Winery
While some associate The Bangles with the silly but fun "Walk Like an Egyptian" and shmaltzy "Eternal Flame," the band got their start -- when they were just called The Bangs (as in Lester) -- as part of LA's early-'80s Paisley Underground scene that spawned Dream Syndicate, Rain Parade, and The Three O'Clock.

The People's Temple, The Mystery Lights, Mirror Queen @ Acheron
Lansing, MI band The People's Temple released Musical Garden earlier this year, which is arguably their best offering to date, mixing their established garage-psych influences with solid musicianship and a very solid batch of songs. There is no shortage of this sort of stuff out there, but these guys do it better than most. Tonight they headline Acheron ahead of their show this week at Santos with Bass Drum of Death.

Jackson Browne @ Beacon Theatre
An icon of the '70s California boomer singer-songwriter style, Jackson Browne released his 14th album, Standing in the Breach, this week. But expect lots of hits -- like "Running on Empty" and "The Pretender" -- as well as new songs.

Seth Herzog's SWEET @ The Slipper Room
Having recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, Seth Herzog's SWEET gets back to business as usual: being one of the most consistent comedy shows in the city.

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

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October 6, 2014

Fleetwood Mac @ Jones Beach 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)

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

Fleetwood Mac @ Madison Square Garden
With Christine McVie back in the band for the first time since the late '90s, this is the Fleetwood Mac most people want to see see expect the return of songs like "Songbird" and "You Make Loving Fun" to the setlist.

GusGus, Kiko King & Creativemaze @ Highline Ballroom
Long-running Icelandic band GusGus, once part of the 4AD stable, have been making music for nearly 20 years, having released their ninth, very dancey, album, Mexico, in June via Kompakt.

The Bangles @ City Winery
While some associate The Bangles with the silly but fun "Walk Like an Egyptian" and shmaltzy "Eternal Flame," the band got their start -- when they were just called The Bangs (as in Lester) -- as part of LA's early-'80s Paisley Underground scene that spawned Dream Syndicate, Rain Parade, and The Three O'Clock.

Walter TV, Tonstartssbandht, Jerry Paper
Walter TV are probably best known as Mac DeMarco's backing band (that Mac often plays in). But the band, who are based outta LA these days (Mac's in Brooklyn) are going out on tour Mac-free this fall with Tonstartssbandht (whose Andy Boay is in the new lineup of Mac's band). Tonight's the tour kickoff.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac is back in the conductor's seat for this week's Night Train that features Sam Morril, Nate Fridson, and Alzo Slade.

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.

Doug Loves Movies @ Gramercy Theatre
Doug Benson comes to NYC for another taping of his very popular podcast.

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

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October 5, 2014

Blood Bros
Blood Bros

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

The Blood Brothers, Violent Bullshit @ Warsaw
One of the 2000s' freakiest and most exciting post-hardcore bands The Blood Brothers are back and having played Central Park's Modern Sky Fest yesterday tonight they headline their first NYC show of the reunion (BrooklynVegan presents). The shows they've played so far have gotten great reviews so this should be a good one. Ex-Orchid band Violent Bullshit open. Sold out.

EMA, Doldrums, The Point @ Bowery Ballroom
EMA changed things up for this year's The Future's Void which is a bigger and weirder sounding album than its predecessor (both are great). Doldrums are a force of their own and make this a pretty unstoppable double bill. Opening is newer band The Point, who are the electronic pop duo of MEN's Michael O'Neill and former Lisps singer Sammy Tunis. Get there on time or you'll end up missing The Point.

Modern Sky Festival @ Central Park
It's the second day of the two-day Modern Sky Festival in Central Park with another good lineup that includes Cat Power, Stars, Amiee Mann & Ted Leo's band The Both, and more.

The Afghan Whigs, Joseph Arthur @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
he Afghan Whigs made a fine return with Do To The Beast, their first new album in 16 years that finds their gritty, grungy soul intact. Tonight they play with old pal Joseph Arthur.

Om, Watter @ Le Poisson Rouge
Emil Amos has been busy this year with his band Holy Sons, and Al CIsner has also been busy making new music for the first time in 20 years with Sleep (those two bands also recently played together). Tonight they're sharing the stage again, but this time as their awesome collaborative stoner doom band Om. Openers Watter include members of Grails (which Emil is also in) and Slint.

Pygmy Lush, Pink Wash, Mannequin Pussy, Alien Trilogy @ Death by Audio
With members of pg.99 and City of Caterpillar, you may expect Pygmy Lush to be a much heavier band than they are, but instead they make a blend of folk and post-rock that's intense in a much different way. Tourmates Pink Wash (mems Bleeding Rainbow, Hume) make noisy punk and Mannequin Pussy's shoegazy punk will be a good fit too.

Sinkane, Helado Negro @ Baby's All Right
Having played the night before at Modern Sky Festival's performance of William Onyeabor tribute "Atomic Bomb," Sinkane will be playing his own danceable, world-influenced music tonight. Will some of his special guest friends from the night before show up to help?

Small Black, Nicholas Nicholas, Mitski @ Brooklyn Flea
Music at Brooklyn Flea continues today with chillwave survivors Small Black headlining. We also recommend getting there on time for Mitski, who brings together airy folk and fuzzy punk in a way that works very well.

Matana Roberts (Coin Coin Wildcard), Knuckle Under @ Trans-Pecos
Contemporary jazz great Matana Roberts kicks off a three-night residency at Trans-Pecos tonight to workshop her new Coin Coin project "which blends together cut throat nyc improvisation, in your face experimentalism, free jazz/anti jazz narrative to explore topics of American history she is forever obsessed with."

Tiny Ruins, Sowlekil (Hamish Kilgour and Alex Sowles), Fasano @ Mercury Lounge
New Zealand-based Hollie Fullbrook makes music as Tiny Ruins, spare and delicate folk. Sowlekil is a new project from two drummers: Hamish Kilgour (The Clean) and Alex Sowles (Ganglians) though neither are playing drums here.


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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