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July 18, 2014

Ceremony at Warsaw in 2012 (more by Joe McCabe)
Ceremony

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

Plaid @ LPR
In UK electronic duo Plaid's 20+ year career, they've collaborated with/remixed Bjork, Goldfrapp, Unkle, Portishead, and many more. Tonight the Warp-signed duo return to LPR.

Wilsen, Icewater, Jennah Bell, Kennan O'Meara @ Baby's All Right
It's a busy night at Baby's, with three separate shows. The first features two bands specializing in etheral pop: Wilsen and Icewater.

Yonatan Gat, Mandingo Ambassadors @ Baby's All Right
Then at 10 PM it's Show #2 with Monotonix's Yonatan Gat...

Celeste, Starchild @ Baby's All Right
...and then late night (midnight doors) it's Starchild who has toured as a singer with Blood Orange and Solange.

Ceremony, Nothing, Iron Lung, Bad Side @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
There's a killer (and free!) show at Brooklyn Night Bazaar tonight with the wild PV-turned-garage-punks Ceremony, heavy shoegazers Nothing, powerviolence duo Iron Lung, and Philly hardcore band Bad Side.

Matthew Sweet, Tommy Keene @ City Winery
It's a double-dose of jangly power-pop and keen songwriting chops. Matthew Sweet, with his '90s hit "Girlfriend," is the better known of the two, but in certain circles Tommy Keene is held in very high regard.

The Sheiks, Iyez, The Chickenhawks, Speedo @ Death by Audio
Memphis garage rockers The Sheiks recently recorded a new 7" with Jack Oblivian, and their singer also plays in Ex Cult.

Bill Nye (The Science Guy) @ Irving Plaza
A PBS kids TV superstar in the '90s, Bill has seen a resurgence lately (we could use more science in the world) and will be doing three sold-out nights at Irving Plaza, this is the first.

Omar S, Luke Hess, OG Ignitt, Turtle Bugg @ Output
While much of the deep house world continues to move closer to pop, Omar S heads in the other direction, making more stylistically underground material, still of course with masterful production.

Speculator, Cool World, Advaeta, Jerry Paper, Sunflower Bean @ Palisades
Low fi LA band Speculator headline tonight's Palisades lineup; get there early to catchy the warmly psychedelic pop of Sunflower Bean.

CYMBALS, Ume, Midnight High, The Cosmonauts, Sideways Revolt, David Baron @ Pianos
UK band CYMBALS make dancerock not too far off from Hot Chip and they were good when we caught them back in March. Tonight's show is with Austin power trio Ume. One note: the Cosmonauts on this show are NOT the California psych band signed to Burger.

Frankie Cosmos, Infinity Shred, Chumped, Chappo, Field Mouse, Dead Stars, Shark?, Marvin Berry and The New Sound, Gunfight, Michael Jordyn and Greg, The Teen Age, Happy Lives, ONWE, Big Neck Police, Huge Pupils, Retail, Scherzo, Cal Fish @ Radio Bushwick (Gigawatts Festival)
The four-day Gigawatts Festival started yesterday but kicks into high gear tonight with a huge line-up of bands. We like Field Mouse, Dead Stars, Frankie Cosmos, The Teen Age and Shark? in particular.

OOIOO, Lichens, Ryan Sawyer @ Rough Trade
Led by Yoshimi of Boredoms, OOIOO have been around since the '90s, making highly-rhythmic, experimental music with each new album rarely sounding like its predecessor. The band released Gamel last year in Japan (their first since 2009) which is based around the ancient instrument, the gamelan, and is said to be the most representative of the band's live sound.

I Am The Avalanche, Somos, Rust Belt Lights @ Saint Vitus
I Am The Avalanche headline this sold out show, and if you dig them, we recommend getting there early for Somos too. Their punk/indie mix should fit the bill well.

Calvin Love, Las Rosas @ South Street Seaport
The Seaport Music Festival today brings Edmonton's synthy/twangy Calvin Love for an early evening show. If you've never caught Brooklyn's garagey Las Rosas, here's a good chance to do so (they're worth seeing). FREE, music starts at 7 PM.

Flume, Sweater Beats, Goldlink @ Terminal 5
Australian producer Flume saw a HUGE bump in his career recently, partially thanks to a Lorde remix. Tonight's his third of three sold out Terminal 5 shows this week, and it's worth showing up on time for rapper Godlink.

Gogol Bordello, Man Man @ The Space at Westbury
The always-wild gypsy punks Gogol Bordello don't hit NYC on their current tour, but they'll be nearby for three area shows, this being the first. The eccentric Man Man will be a good fit too.

Matthew Dear, Trus'me, Ryan Elliot, Will Calcutt, Jakub Alexander @ Verboten
Matthew Dear is a maker of both heady electronic music and poppier stuff too. Given the lineup and location, we have a feeling he'll be focusing on the former tonight.

Netherlands, D'nt, Max Low & the Electric Lights, Flesh @ Grand Victory
Timo Ellis fronts this excellent synth-fueled heavy punk band. Embrace your squelchy side at their show tonight.

Mortals, Godmaker, Mammal @ The Acheron
Sludgy chuggers Mortals recently dropped their sophomore LP on their new label home of Relapse and it's a good one. They celebrate the record in their hometown tonight.

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 17, 2014

Ex Hex @ BVSXSW 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
Ex Hex

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

Ex Hex @ MoMA
Having spent time in Autoclave, Helium and, most recently, Wild Flag, Mary Timony has an impeccable indie rock CV. But her new project, Ex Hex, goes straight for the groin with '70s-style glammy power pop. Tonight's show is part of the MoMA Nights series and is free with museum entry.

Jon Hopkins, JDH & Dave P @ Le Poisson Rouge
Having helped create textural work with Imogen Heap, Brian Eno (and Coldplay), Jon Hopkins delved into dance music for the first time on 2013's Immunity, a concept album exploring, instrumentally, an epic night out. While it may not feature any Disclosure-style dancefloor bangers, Immunity is an absolute stunner, a record that needs to be heard as a whole, and one whose synthesizers throb like a beating heart.

Circa Survive, UME, New God @ Bowery Ballroom
This is a small show for Circa Survive and naturally sold out, but if you're going we recommend getting there early for Austin's hair-swinging, guitar-shredding Ume. You can also catch them at the smaller NYC venue Pianos, tomorrow.

Kestrels, Adult Dude, Wild White, Feral Future @ Cake Shop
Canadian shoegazers Kestrels and NYC '90s-style rockers Adult Dude bring plenty of loud guitars to Cake Shop tonight.

Oneida, Dysrhythmia, Beech Creeps @ Glasslands
Brooklyn stalwarts Oneida are always worth seeing, and tonight is with long-running Philly experimetal band Dysrhythmia.

Mobb Deep @ Queensbridge Park (FREE)
Mobb Deep have been super active this year, celebrating their classic LP The Infamous, releasing their first new music in a while, and playing a good amount of shows. Tonight's is free.

Weatherbox, Dikembe, Deep Pockets @ Saint Vitus
Weatherbox's new LP (their first in five years), Flies In All Directions, is an excellent and highly diverse rock record that includes bare-bones acoustic parts, high-energy punk-ish rock, eccentric indie pop, and more. Tonight their tour with emo rockers Dikembe hits Saint Vitus.

Flume, Goldlink, Noah Breakfast @ Terminal 5
Australian producer Flume saw a HUGE bump in his career recently, partially thanks to a Lorde remix. Tonight's his second of three sold out Terminal 5 shows this week, and it's worth showing up on time for rapper Godlink.

Cities Aviv, Sick Feeling, Georgia @ Trans-Pecos
Trans-Pecos hosts this show headlined by NYC rap weirdo Cities Aviv.

Queen w/ Adam Lambert @ Madison Square Garden
While many may scoff at this being called "Queen" in any way shape or form, there is no denying that Brian May and Roger Taylor will play songs by their old band with American Idol season 8 runner-up Adam Lambert subbing for the irreplaceable Freddie Mercury.

End of Love, The Tall Pines, Margo Valiante, Chris Lind @ The Bowery Electric
Americana powerpop band End of Love existed in the early '00s in NYC. Original members Jay Deegan, Jennifer Groves, and Irwin Menken reformed the band with a couple additions you may recognize: Wilco's Nels Cline on guitar and Big Star's Jody Stephens on drums. That line-up makes their live debut tonight.

Gigawatts Fest ft. Vensaire, Boytoy, Sunflower Bean, Truthers, Bluffing, Piers @ Radio Bushwick
The four-day Gigawatts Festival begins tonight with a solid lineup of mostly local bands.

Grum, Cut Snake @ Output
Output's weekly INPUT party always brings forward-thinking dance music to the Brooklyn venue. This week it's Scottish producer Grum.

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 16, 2014

De La Soul at Sasquatch 2014 (more by Chris & Rae Graham)
De La

Fight Amp at BV Northside in 2012 (more by Markus Shaffer)
Fight Amp

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

De La Soul, Dillon Cooper @ Irving Plaza
Legendary hip hop trio De La Soul are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year, which so far has included giving away their entire catalog for free download and putting out a new mixtape with J Dilla beats. (Not to mention they performed with Damon Albarn.) Tonight the celebration continues at Irving Plaza.

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Lake Street Dive, No BS! Brass Band @ Brookfield Place Plaza
It's night one of the two-day Lowdown Hudson Blues Fest. Free tickets for seating will be distributed two-per-person, starting at 3 PM on the Waterfront Plaza at Brookfield Place.

Primitive Weapons, Fight Amp, Kowloon Walled City, Roomrunner @ Saint Vitus
This is a pretty diverse bill but the bands do have one thing in common -- they all rock hard. Local representation comes from metal band Primitive Weapons, and they're joined by the AmRep-style noise rock of Fight Amp, the sludgy post-hardcore of Kowloon Walled City, and the catchy grungy Roomrunner.

Tobacco, The Stargazer Lilies, Zackey Force Funk @ Brooklyn Bowl
Black Moth Super Rainbow member Tobacco is on the road supporting his third album which is more of his wacky distorted synth work. His funk/rap collaborator Zackey Force Funk and tourmates The Stargazer Lilies open.

York Factory Complaint, Thought Broadcast @ Home Sweet Home
Prepare for an onslaught of noise at this joint release show from distorted/disgusted duo York Factory Complaint and industrial/ambient project Thought Broadcast.

Ratking, Princess Nokia @ MCarren Park
Summerscreen continues tonight with a screening of Zoolander at sundown and music at 6 from NYC alt-rap trio Ratking and Mykki Blanco collaborator Princess Nokia (aka Wavy Spice).

Slingshot Dakota, Living Room, Bethlehem Steel, Downies @ Muchmore's
Bethlehem, PA duo Slingshot Dakota make slightly emo male/female indie pop that's gained apt comparisons to Mates of State. LVL UP/Porches-related band Downies are worth catching too.

Flume, Sweater Beats, Nadus @ Terminal 5
Australian producer Flume saw a HUGE bump in his career recently, partially thanks to a Lorde remix. Tonight's his first of three sold out Terminal 5 shows this week.

Camera Obscura, Laura Cantrell @ MHOW
Scotland's ever-charming indiepop band Camera Obscura play their second of two NYC shows with Laura Cantrell tonight.

Queens of the Stone Age, Brody Dalle @ Capitol Theatre
QOTSA made a great comeback on last year's ...Like Clockwork, and they're continuing to support it. Tonight's show is with former Distillers singer (and Josh Homme's wife) Brody Dalle, who recently put out her first solo album.

Basement Jaxx (DJ Set) @ Verboten
Long-running UK dance duo Basement Jaxx will be back with Junto, their first album in five years, next month. Get a taste at this DJ gig tonight.

Warehouse, Laced, Bueno @ Baby's All Right
Warehouse make rackety post-punk that's a little reminiscent of Mannequin Men, as you can hear on their just-released debut LP. Tonight's their first of two NYC shows this week and it also includes Beach Fossils/Nude Beach side project Laced and local indie rockers Bueno.

The Early November, Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate), The Color and Sound @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Of the early '00s Drive-Thru scene, few bands lived up as well as The Early November, as we were reminded when they played their 2003 debut in full last year for its 10th anniversary. Tonight they're in acoustic mode, and husband/wife duo Empire! Empire! (who will soon release their first LP since 2009) make this a solid double bill.

The Donkeys, Marcellus Hall, Hanging Hills @ Knitting Factory
Long-running California indie rock band The Donkeys released Ride the Black Wave earlier this year which is another fine album in their slacker pop cannon.

Big Terrific Comedy Show @ Cameo Gallery
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.

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 15, 2014

Camera Obscura in Central Park in 2013 (more by PSquared)
Camera Obscura

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

Camera Obscura, Laura Cantrell @ Le Poisson Rouge
Scotland's ever-charming indiepop band Camera Obscura play their first of two NYC shows with Laura Cantrell tonight. MHOW tomorrow.

Eyehategod, Iron Reagan, Vektor, Strong Intentions @ The Acheron
The mighty sludge crew Eyehategod are already back for another (very welcome) round in NYC, and making this bill even better, crossover "supergroup" Iron Reagan open.

Touche Amore, Tigers Jaw, Dads @ Revolution
Touche Amore and Tigers Jaw (who currently share a drummer) may be stylistically different bands, but they both make highly passionate music that you can relatively consider punk rock, and this double bill is sure to be an excellent one.

SZA, Cakes Da Killa, Denitia and Sene, Princess Nokia, H09909 @ Rough Trade
Tonight's AfroPunk-curated Red Bull Sound Select show features an eclectic lineup with the airy indie/R&B sounds of SZA and the wacked-out hip hop of Cakes Da Killa. Also on the bill is pop duo Denitia & Sene, Mykki Blanco collaborator Princess Nokia (aka Wavy Spice) and H09909 (who recently opened for Body Count).

White Suns, Alan Licht, Aki Onda, Lea Bertucci @ Silent Barn
Experimental metal band White Suns released the Totem LP earlier this year on The Flenser, the label which can always be trusted for forward-thinking dark music, and Totem is no exception.

Puss N Boots, Van Hayride @ The Bell House
The country trio of Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper have been playing live since 2008 but just now released their debut album. No Fools, No Fun. Tonight's the record release show.

Nick Turner, Todd Barry, Brooks Wheelan, Jason Saenz, Nick Vatterott, Steve O'Brien, The Undone Sweaters @ Union Hall
Tonight's edition of Nick Turner & Acquaintances features Todd Barry, Brooks Wheelan, Jason Saenz, Nick Vatterott, Steve O'Brien, and The Undone Sweaters.

Seth Herzog's SWEET @ The Slipper Room
Seth Herzog's longrunning comedy show tonight features the Lucas Brothers, John Milhiser, Nate Craig and Dennie & Sharp.

Zach Deputy @ Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival
The Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival brings free music every Tuesday this summer from 5 to 7:30 PM in the parking lot behind City Winery.

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 14, 2014

Alexis Taylor @ Manhattan Inn 5/04/2014 (via @brooklynvegan instagram)
Alexis

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

Alexis Taylor (of Hot Chip), The Yum Dee Days @ Rough Trade
If you like the more introspective songs in Hot Chip's catalog (like "Look After Me" from The Warning) chances are you'll like Alexis Taylor's new solo album, Await Barbarians. When we saw him at Manhattan Inn a while back he did some of those quiet Hot Chip songs too.

King Buzzo (Melvins), Mary Halvorson @ The Wick
With the Melvins, Buzz Osborne has made some of the dirtiest sludge there is, but he's gone soft on us and put out on acoustic record. Of course, even King Buzzo acoustic still rocks pretty hard.

Gingerlys, Lavachild, Franny & Zooey, The Bright Sides, exiles @ Baby's All Right
Brooklyn band Gingerlys put shoegaze muscle behind their "oohs" and "ahhs" and are celebrating the release of their new EP tonight.

Luluc @ Rough Trade
Before Alexis' show at Rough Trade is this free record release show for Luluc who's new self titled album was co-produced by Aaron Dessner of The National and marks the band's first record for Sub Pop.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
This week's edition of Wyatt Cenac's weekly Night Train comedy series is guest hosted by The Kondabolu Brothers and features appearances by The Lucas Brothers, Jordan Carlos, Alex Koll, Emily Maya Mills, and Sid Singh.

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 13, 2014

Future Punx at Glasslands in March (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Future Punx

King Buzzo w/ Melvins Lite at MHOW in 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
King Buzzo

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

Future Punx, Eaters, Final Bloom, Royal Garde @ Rockaway Beach Surf Club (BV/Dull Tools presents)
Its a day of sun, sand, and post-punk with this beach party we're throwing with the good folks at Dull Tools, featuring their roster's Future Punx and Eaters, plus likeminded Final Bloom and Royal Garde. The fun starts at 3 PM and, yes, you can see the World Cup final there too. FREE. (Rain or shine.) Hope to see you there. UPDATE: The show will be moved to the surf club's indoor space, and bands start immediately after the World Cup game ends (around 4:30).

Bonobo, Cibo Matto, Odesza @ Central Park Summerstage
On record, UK producer Bonobo makes delicate downtempo but he's been known to flesh it out with instrumentation and vocals live. Cibo Matto, who are very much back in action now, make this a great double bill.

King Buzzo, Mary Halvorson @ Santos Party House
With the Melvins, Buzz Osborne has made some of the dirtiest sludge there is, but he's gone soft on us and put out on acoustic record. Of course, even King Buzzo acoustic still rocks pretty hard.

Ash Borer, Hell, Vilkacis, Mongrel @ Acheron
Ash Borer and their doomy tourmates Hell play this all-ages matinee show that was originally supposed to happen at 538 Johnson but is now at Acheron.

Gary Clark Jr. @ The Surf Lodge
It's always nice to spend a weekend away from NYC in the Hamptons, and if you're doing that this weekend, you won't wanna miss this free show from blues shredder Gary Clark Jr.

Emma Ruth Rundle, Stephen Brodsky, Jason Bartell @ Saint Vitus
Emma Ruth Rundle has been in various bands over the years, but this year she went solo and put out an excellent album of melancholic folk that any fans of her labelmate Chelsea Wolfe should dig. Good bill all around too with Cave In's Stephen Brodksy and Fang Island's Jason Bartell.

Phish @ Randall's Island
Get your drug rugs on and prepare for the third of 3 days of endless jams on Randall's Island.

The Burlies @ Mercury Lounge
Though The Dismemberment Plan are back in action, singer Travis Morrison also stays busy with other projects, including indie rock band The Burlies.

Kyp Malone, Matana Roberts / Ryan Sawyer @ Union Pool
TV on the Radio's Kyp Malone plays solo this afternoon (2PM), and opening is a duo set from avant-garde jazz great Matana Roberts and Thurston Moore collaborator Ryan Sawyer. FREE.

Johnny Thunders Birthday Bash @ Bowery Electric
A bunch of the old punks are coming together to celebrate the late, great Johnny Thunders' birthday including Walter Lure of Thunders' band The Heartbreakers, Ivan Julian of Richard Hell & the Voidoids, and more.

Alpenglow, Caroline Rose, Lapland @ Baby's All Right
Alpenglow, who recently moved from Burlington to Brooklyn, make a great mix of psychedelic-leaning indie folk and dream pop. They have a new EP on the way and will likely show us some of that tonight.

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 12, 2014

Dinosaur Jr at MHOW in May (more by Caroline Harrison)
Dino Jr

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

Dinosaur Jr., Those Darlins, Speedy Ortiz, Nude Beach, Radkey, Viet Cong, Juan Wauters (of The Beets), Mac DeMarco, Re-Tros, Dead Stars @ South Street Seaport (4Knots Music Festival)
It's the annual 4Knots Music Festival with two stages worth of great free music. Setup's a little different this year, with the Main Stage on Pier 16 and the Second Stage being the Front Row stage on Fulton & Front. Bands start at 1 PM.

Ab-Soul, Jarren Benton, YC The Cynic, DJ Meka @ Webster Hall (4Knots After Party)
After 4Knots keep the party going at Webster Hall with Black Hippy's Ab-Soul. He just released his newest album, These Days..., which is pretty expansive and definitely a winner if you're a fan of his other work or his pals Schoolboy Q and Kendrick Lamar.

Mister Saturday Night, Cibo Matto (live), Archie Pelago (live), Gabriel Garzon-Montano, Auntie Flo @ MoMA PS1
The weekly Warm Up series continues in MoMA PS1's outdoor courtyard with another lineup of forward-thinking electronic music. And perhaps the most exciting thing to some is today's live set from the recently reinvigorated Cibo Matto.

Tyvek, Big Ups, Alex G, Pile, "Muscle Car," Guerilla Toss, Ricky Eat Acid, Roomrunner, Emily Reo, Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Flagland, Mannequin Pussy, Baked, Cousin Brian, Flashlight O, Ronald Paris, Trace Mountains @ Secret Project Robot
So many all-day options today. This one's presented by Exploding In Sound and Impose and is made up of mostly-local DIY bands. It wouldn't be uncommon to see a few of these bands at Shea or Silent Barn on any given night in NYC, but to have this many at once is a great time to see some excellent, more under-the-radar music. Plus there's a secret band. Any guesses on who it is?

Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Bambara, Bodyparts @ Palisades
You can also catch Ed Schrader's Music Beat later in the evening at this show. Ed released his new LP, Party Jail, last month via JEFF The Brotherhood's Infinity Cat label. As the title implies the record is a good time, 13 hyperactive tallboys of fuzzbass dancepunk, not a million miles away from Le Tigre or The B-52s. It's a lot of fun.

The Men, Survival, Mercury Rising @ Union Pool
4Knots isn't your only free live indie rock show option. Union Pool's "Summer Thunder" series continues to day with The Men who went from punk to something more complex (and jammier) as they went on. This should be a good one.

Pampers, Watery Love, Doug Gillard, Spectre Folk @ WFMU
WFMU has taken over the ground floor of its building in Jersey City to use as a performance space. They're breaking the place in with a pretty killer bill, featuring Brooklyn's "thug pop" practitioners Pampers, all-around cool dude Doug Gillard and more.

Phish @ Randall's Island
Get your drug rugs on and prepare for 3 days of endless jams on Randall's Island. Day 2 of 3.

Ash Borer, Hell, Vorde, Yellow Eyes @ Saint Vitus
It's a killer bill at Vitus tonight with atmospheric black metallers Ash Borer and their doomy tourmates Hell, plus solid locals Vorde (who should work especially well with Ash Borer) and Yellow Eyes. Ash Borer and Hell do it again at Acheron tomorrow (moved from 538 Johnson).

Beyonce, Jay-Z @ MetLife Stadium
Beyonce and Jay Z may be at very different places in their careers -- Bey just put out her best album while Jay's best material is likely behind him -- but needless to say they've both got tons of A+ tracks (and many to collaborate on). This show will be quite the spectacle. Night 2 of 2.

Anasazi, Goosebumps, La Misma, Nomad, Gowanus Mutant Commandos @ Palisades
If you're into dark, heavy, and wicked fast punk, this show is stacked with killer local bands of that variety. UPDATE: this show was moved from 538 Johnson to Palisades.

Jamaican Queens, Zula, Ronald Paris (Aaron Maine of Porches), Courtship Ritual @ Baby's All Right
Tonight Baby's hosts a pretty good bill of poppy NYC indie bands.

David Wax Museum, River City Extension, Arum Rae, Morningsiders, Pegasus Warning (DJ set) @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar offers weekends of local artisan shopping, gourmet eats, beer and wine, ping pong, black light minigolf and music all under one Greenpoint roof. Tonight's entertainment is headlined by rootsy band David Wax Museum.

Babasonicos, Juana Molina, La Santa Cecilia @ Central Park Summerstage
The Latin Alternative Music Conference continues today with this big free show as part of Summerstage.

Lusine, Lemonade, Chad Valley, Xeno & Oaklander, Yumi Zouma, Heathered Pearls (DJ set) @ MHOW
Cascine Records is home to a lot of effervescent, chilled synthpop. (Does that make them the champagne of labels?) Three of their artists -- UK act Chad Valley, Brooklyn's Lemonade (who just signed with the label after being on True Panther) and New Zealand's Yumi Zouma -- will be participating in a three-city July jaunt dubbed the "Cascine & Friends Tour." Friends in this case is Ghostly Intl who bring Lusine, Xeno & Oaklaner and Heathered Pearls to the table.

The Pendulum Swings, The Tom Jones (feat. Corn Mo), Mary-Go-Round, Joe McGinty's Live Keyboard Karaoke @ Paper Box
The folks behind longtime party Rubulad are presenting this night they're calling "Paradise Fruit Stand" which is a tropical party headlined by The Pendulum Swings (Jason Trachtenberg's non-slideshow band) and also features Joe McGinty's popular Live Keyboard Karaoke (which usually happens at Manhattan Inn).

Kestrels, Adult Dude, Worriers, White Rope @ Shea Stadium
Rock out with Canadian shoegazers Kestrels, NYC indie rockers Adult Dude, and NYC melodic punks Worriers, the current band of Lauren Measure.

Funebrarum, Undergang, Trepanation, Astraes Pestis, Grim Legion @ The Acheron
Good night for metal at Acheron with NJ death metallers Funebrarum, Danish death/grinders Undergang and more.

Rose Windows, High Waisted @ Rough Trade
Portland psych band Rose Windows pack their songs with Summer of Love harmonies, psych-folk style flute, and jangling acoustic guitars. Adding to the mood: visuals by Drippy Eye Productions. Groovy.

San Fermin @ The Surf Lodge
If you happen to be in Montauk this weekend...well lucky you! Today's installment of The Surf Lodge's is the folky/theater group San Fermin.

Alix Perez, FaltyDL, Starkey, Star Eyes, Doctor Jeep, Turrbotax @ Verboten
FaltyDL has a new album coming which he recently released a track from called "Some Jazz Shit" (maybe you can guess what it sounds like). He'll hopefully preview more of it tonight.

Huey Lewis and the News @ Citi Field (Mets post-game show)
While it was never really hip to be square, it does seem like a fun evening to catch Huey Lewis & The News playing in front of Sports fans and sports fans after the Mets game.

Procol Harum @ The Space at Westbury
Best known for "A Whiter Shade of Pale," this current lineup of Procol Harum still features frontman and founding member Gary Brooker.

Yes @ NYCB Theatre at Westbury
The prog rock vets -- which are currently Chris Squire, Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes, and new(ish) vocalist Jon Davison -- play in the round tonight.

TV Ghost, Christines @ Cake Shop
Indiana's dar, postpunky TV Ghost play their second NYC show this week with an opening set from shoegazy Brooklyn band Christines.

A Wilhelm Scream, The Flatliners, A Balance Between, Lost in Society @ Marlin Room at Webster Hall
It's a double dose of melodic punk/hardcore tonight with Massachusetts' A Wilhelm Scream and Canada's The Flatliners.

Baby Dayliner, Sir Jarlsberg @ Mercury Lounge
A vet on the NYC scene, Baby Dayliner is really one of a kind, mixing synthpop, R&B, hiphop and a flair for melodrama. If you're not in his cult, you probably haven't seen him live.

Warped Tour @ Jones Beach
If someone's dragging you to Warped Tour today, well, we feel bad for you. But to make it a little better on yourself, we recommend catching Plague Vendor whose garage punk is far from anything you'd associate with the festival.

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

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July 11, 2014

Guided by Voices at Bowery Ballroom in May (more by Gretchen Robinette)
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Protomartyr at Sugarhill Supper Club (more by Joe McCabe)

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

Guided By Voices, Crystal Stilts @ Irving Plaza
The ever-prolific Guided by Voices will play surely another marathon set tonight, boozy and riff-filled. Don't miss openers Crystal Stilts who are one of Brooklyn's better, if underrated at this point, bands.

Protomartyr, Alvvays @ South Street Seaport
The Seaport Music Fest, back with a robust eight-weeks and now on Fulton Street, kicks off its run tonight with Detroit's post-punky Protomartyr and Canadian indiepop band Alvvays. Bands start at 7 PM, not to be missed!

DIIV, LODRO, Regal Degal @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
DIIV are working out new material on the road, so expect a lot from their forthcoming second albuml tonight. Both LODRO and Regal Degal are worth catching too.

Dub Thompson, Ought, Modern Vices, Semi Femme @ Baby's All Right
This is a pretty stacked bill if you're looking to catch buzzy new bands. LA's Dub Thompson are quirkily funky, Montreal's Ought channel pre-Eno Talking Heads, and Chicago's Modern Vices make Strokesy garage pop. Openers Semi-Femme feature onetime Orca Team main man Leif Anders.

Crosby, Stills and Nash @ Beacon Theater
One of the most distinctive harmony styles in rock music, David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash's music has endured for over 40 years. This is the third of three nights at the Beacon.

Juana Molina @ The Greene Space
Juana Molina released her highly-acclaimed Spanish-language folktronica album, Wed 21, last year and continues to support it. This is her first of two NYC shows of the week.

The Mentors, Mutilation Rites, Hexer, Maximum Oversatan, Bomb Scare, Trez Muertoz, Throaat, Goat Felch, Evil Army, Vermefug, Weird and pissed Off, Eat the Turnbuckle, DUTCHGUTS, Slaughter the Prophets, Mad Diesel, Esclavos @ The Paper Box
During The Mentors' initial run from 1977 to 1997 they made all kinds of offensive, heavy music. Though lead singer/drummer El Duce died in 1997, they regrouped without him in 2001 and continue on. Some good support names on that bill too like Mutilation Rites, Throaat and more.

Titus Andronicus, Beach Slang, Slothrust, Lost Boy? @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Titus Andronicus have been previewing a ton of new material at their shows lately, so it'd be pretty hard to getting an early taste of that new stuff for free tonight. Philly's Beach Slang (ex-Weston) are also more than worth showing up for. Their mix of Replacements/Goo Goo Dolls anthems with Jawbreaker gruffness and nostalgia-filled lyrics is a real winner.

Beyonce, Jay-Z @ Metlife Stadium
Beyonce and Jay Z may be at very different places in their careers -- Bey just put out her best album while Jay's best material is likely behind him -- but needless to say they've both got tons of A+ tracks (and many to collaborate on). This show will be quite the spectacle. Night 1 of 2.

Phish @ Randall's Island
Get your drug rugs on and prepare for 3 days of endless jams on Randall's Island.

!!! (chk chk chk), Eaters @ Glasslands
Catch one of the great '00s-era dancepunk bands in a tiny room tonight. Eaters make electronic postpunk too, pretty good.

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Owls, Hop Along, Glocca Morra @ Bowery Ballroom
Though American Football is the Kinsella reunion everyone is buzzing about this year, let's not forget that Owls (aka Cap'n Jazz minus The Promise Ring's Davey von Bohlen) are also back with the long-awaited followup to their excellent 2001 debut, and it's a good one. Good support tonight too, including Philly indie rock favorites Hop Along and Glocca Morra, who likely own a Kinsella record or two.

Prawn, Caravela @ Knitting Factory (free, midnight)
One place you might want to head after the Owls show is Knitting Factory where there will be a free midnight show headlined by Prawn, another band who surely owns a couple Kinsella records.

Shellshag, Friend, Street Eaters, Lilith Velkor @ Death By Audio
Long-running DIY duo Shellshag always put on an eccentric and entertaining show.

Iron Chic, Spraynard, Timehares @ Shea Stadium
Iron Chic make killer punk that draws from bands like Lifetime but also has similarly uplifting anthems to Japandroids. Spraynard recall late '90s/early '00s pop punk and this is their first NYC show since taking a 2-year break.

Corin Roddick (of Purity Ring), Goldlink, Empress Of, Dualist Inquiry @ Webster Hall
It's an eclectic bill with Goldlink who makes sing-songy rap over forward-thinking electronic beats and art pop singer Empress Of. Purity Ring's Corin Roddick is on DJ duties.

Jacques Renault, DJ Justin Miller, Cosmic Kids, Urulu @ Rough Trade
Jacques Renault's Let's Play House party has become a staple in NYC dance parties, and tonight it celebrates its 5th birthday with this show.

Sea Oleena, Julie Byrne, Foxes in Fiction, Small Wonder, Steve Sobs, Poppy Red @ Silent Barn
This bill's got a good diversity of delicate-sounding music, from psychedelic folk singers to bedroom pop loners to knob wizards and still more.

Isaac Tichauer, JDH and Dave P @ Glasslands
A member of the French Express label, Isaac Tichauer gives an excellent chilled-out take on the sort of house music that's making a big comeback right now.

AJ Davila, Los Macuanos, Diana Fuentes, Esteman, The Wookies @ Gramercy Theatre (LAMC)
Part of the Latin American Music Conference, this show is headlined by Davila 66 frontman AJ Davila who is no less wild in solo format.

Libel, New Beard, Old Monk, Sunset Guns @ The Flat
Old Monk just released their second album,  Posing As Love, via Eenie Meenie which takes catchy indie rock and filter it through a decidedly prog/math sensibility.

Dave and Phil Alvin with The Guilty Ones, Jonah Tolchin @ The Bell House
Dave and Phil Alvin are/were both members of veteran roots rock band The Blasters whose debut LP came out in 1980, and the pair just put out a new album together on Yep Roc this year. Their labelmate Jonah Tolchin also put one out on that label this year, which features a guest spot from Deer Tick's John McCauley.

Half Waif, Cantina, Natureboy @ Cameo Gallery
Both Half Waif and Natureboy make this a solid bill for local art pop.

Weird Womb, Big Muff Radio, WVFRMS, The Sros @ Cake Shop
Local scuzzpunks Weird Womb headline this bill that also includes the danceable fuzz off Big Muff Radio.

LTJ Bukem, Submorphics @ Brooklyn Bowl
Drum and Bass guru LTJ Bukem -- famous for "Horizons" among other things -- plays a late-night set tonight.

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 10, 2014

Gorilla Biscuits at Black & Blue Bowl in 2011 (more by Jeff "STRESS" Davis)
Gorilla Biscuits
Gorilla Biscuits

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

Xenia Rubinos, Shilpa Ray, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Northern Arms @ Baby's All Right
While Xenia Rubinos and Shilpa Ray -- both exciting performers -- are reason enough to go to this show, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion have been added to the bill as a warm-up for their European tour.

TV Ghost @ Baby's All Right
Stick around after the JSBX/Xenia show for a free midnight performance from Indiana's TV Ghost. They're sorta in the Nick Cave dark postpunk vein.

Tunic, Yonatan Gat, Bueno, Conduct @ Death by Audio
Winnipeg, Manitoba's punky Tunic headline this show that also features onetime Monotonix frontman Yonatan Gat.

Justin Timberlake @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Justin Timberlake may be one of our biggest pop stars, but his last album had more in common with the indie pop/R&B crossover than most of what he's played next to on the radio. Normally JT is playing arenas and stadiums, but tonight he's at the much smaller Hammerstein ballroom.

Gorilla Biscuits, Bouncing Souls, Turnstile @ House of Vans
It's a killer punk double bill at House of Vans tonight with NYC hardcore vets Gorilla Biscuits (whose Walter Schreifels was recently busy with his other veteran band, Quicksand) and NJ melodic punk vets The Bouncing Souls. RSVP is full, and even if you RSVPed entry is first come, first served.

DIIV, LODRO, Regal Degal @ MHOW
DIIV are working out new material on the road, so expect a lot of new material tonight.

Yung Lean @ Palisades
Teenage Swedish rapper Yung Lean is currently in the US. This is his third (and smallest by far) NYC show of the week.

Wild Beasts, Mutual Benefit @ Pier 84, Hudson River Park
The first of three River Rocks shows has sultry UK band Wild Beasts as headliners, with Brooklyn's Mutual benefit as well. If you get there early, you may see BV's Bill Pearis DJing before the bands. Free, doors at 6 PM>

Bambara, Life Size Maps, Baby Acid, Turnip King, Haybaby @ Shea Stadium
A top-to-bottom solid lineup of Brooklyn bands, headlined by the excedingly loud Bambara. Seriously, the whole bill is good.

Hot Chip (DJ Set), KLANGKARUSSELL (DJ Set), Alex English, Headband & Hooligan @ Verboten
Ahead of his solo show at Rough Trade next week, Hot Chip singer Alexis Taylor will spin tunes tonight.

Aerosmith, Slash @ Jones Beach
If you dream of the good ol' days of hard rock, there may be nowhere better to be than Jones Beach tonight.

Jacuzzi, Nadus, Obey City, Budo Kiba Collective, Subset @ Output
Jacuzzi comes all the way from Honolulu to headline this 5-artist bill for Output's weekly INPUT party tonight.

Computer Magic @ MoMA
MoMA Nights series continues this week with the charming electronic pop of Brooklyn's Computer Magic. Free with museum entry.

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 9, 2014

Sky Ferreira at Rough Trade in 2013 (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...

Sky Ferreira @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
This show is a benefit for the David Lynch Foundation which "funds Transcendental Meditation (TM) programs for at-risk students; veterans with PTSD; women who are survivors of domestic violence; American Indians suffering from diabetes; the homeless and incarcerated." Sold out.

LAMC
The Latin Alternative Music Conference continues today, and among the day's events is a free multi-genre show at Central Park Summerstage with The Beatnuts, Ana Tijoux, Bodega Bamz and DJ Tony Touch.

Crosby, Stills and Nash @ Beacon Theater
One of the most distinctive harmony styles in rock music, David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash's music has endured for over 40 years. This is the second of three nights at the Beacon.

Pokey LaFarge, Sturgill Simpson @ Bowery Ballroom
Pokey LaFarge's last album was his self-titled LP that came out last year via Third Man. It's a collection of old-timey folk with unpolished acoustic instrumentation that ignores modern folk trends, and instead sounds decades-old.

The Defibulators @ Bryant Park
And if old-timey sounds are your thing, you might wanna catch this early Defibulators show (6-7 PM) before heading to Bowery for Pokey.

Nightmares on Wax @ Irving Plaza
Nightmares on Wax helped pioneer the trip-hop sound while never being fully associated with the genre and has had records out on Mo'Wax, Warp, and Matador.

Yes, Syd Arthur @ Radio City Music Hall
The prog rock vets -- which are currently Chris Squire, Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes, and new(ish) vocalist Jon Davison -- hit one of NYC's toniest venues. If you're going, do check out openers Syd Arthur who do an appealing modern take on the genre.

Violent Bullshit, A Touch of North America, Ice Balloons, Colombian Necktie @ The Acheron
It's a good bill at Acheron tonight with heavy NYC punks Violent Bullshit (mems Orchid, Les Savy Fav, etc), psychedelic art punks Ice Balloons (mem TV on the Radio) and more.

Snoop Dogg @ The Capitol Theatre
Regardless of your thoughts on Snoop Dogg's recent name change to Snoop Lion and new reggae direction, it's undeniable that he's put out some of best rap of the golden era and plenty of unstoppable hits since then too. Plus, his live shows are always a great time. Tonight's his second of two NYC-area shows this week.

Greg Barris, Reggie Watts @ Union Hall
This is Greg Barris' "UNBUNNED" show which is a good chance to see Watts who just headlined Town Hall. Union Hall is slightly smaller. Tickets are still available.

The Felice Brothers, Robert Ellis @ Webster Hall
The Felice Brothers offer more of their rootsy folk rock on this year's Favorite Waitress, and tonight the band who played a handful of smaller NYC shows earlier this year, step up to the big Webster Hall.

Yung Lean, Don Christian, Black Kray (early and late shows) @ Marlin Room at Webster Hall
Teenage Swedish rapper Yung Lean is currently in the US where he'll play three NYC shows. Two at Marlin Room tonight, and a much smaller one at Palisades tomorrow.

Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin with The Guilty Ones, Jonah Tolchin with the Lonesome Angels @ City Winery
Dave and Phil Alvin are/were both members of veteran roots rock band The Blasters whose debut LP came out in 1980, and the pair just put out a new album together on Yep Roc this year. Their labelmate Jonah Tolchin also put one out on that label this year, which features a guest spot from Deer Tick's John McCauley.

Spazzkid, Ricky Eat Acid, Young Yeller, Photay @ Glasslands
It's a good night for electronic sounds at Glasslands tonight with the synth pop of Spazzkid, Ricky Eat Acid's sample-based music, former Chrome Sparks member Jesse Brickel's Young Yeller project, and IDM producer Photay.

French Style Furs, Sacco, Modern Vices @ Rough Trade
French Style Furs feature members of Cold War Kids and We Are Barbarians, and make the kind of anthemic indie you might expect. Chicago's Modern Vices open the show with their soulful take on garage pop.

Aye Nako, Pony Bones, Ovlov, Black Norse, Francis @ Silent Barn
NYC's Aye Nako make excellent melodic punk, and Pony Bones is the current band of Matt Robidoux who's currently on hiatus from Speedy Ortiz.

Big Terrific Comedy Show @ Cameo Gallery
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.

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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