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April 8, 2015

photo: The Sonics in Chicago in 2014 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Sonics

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

Whirr, Adventures, Makthaverskan @ Baby's All Right
This show is stacked from start to finish with three diverse bands signed to or affiliated with Run For Cover Records. There's Swedish post-punks Makthaverskan playing their second NYC show ever (their first was Monday), the punk/indie rippers Adventures (ft. 3/4 of Code Orange), and finally the wall-of-sound shoegazers Whirr.

Arca @ Bowery Ballroom
Arca initially came from NYC's forward-thinking underground electronic scene, but his profile has significantly risen thanks to collaborations with Kanye West, Bjork and FKA twigs, and his recent solo album on Mute. Tonight's show is sold out.

There's also an afterparty at Elvis Guesthouse with Arca, Dutch E Germ, Ian Isiah, Sadaf (DJ) and a special guest.

Jose Gonzalez, Olaf Arnalds @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
We've gotten a lot of great hushed, bare-bones folk albums in 2015, and Jose Gonzalez's new one, Vestiges & Claws (his first solo album since 2007), is no exception to this. Tonight's his first of two sold-out NYC shows on his tour with Icelandic folk singer Olof Arnalds.

The Sonics, Barrence Whitfield and the Savages @ Irving Plaza
Seattle garage punk progenitors The Sonics just released their first new album in almost 50 years and has them pretty much picking up where they left off. They play Asbury Park tomorrow.

Big Terrific @ Cameo Gallery
This long-running free comedy series, hosted by soon-to-be Bravo cooking competition host Max Silvestri, is coming to an end at the end of the month, so don't be surprised if there are extra special guests at the remaining shows.

Nothing Changes w/ Cervello Elettronico, Theologian @ Home Sweet Home
Tonight's edition of goth/industrial/darkwave/etc party Nothing Changes features live sets from Californian industro-IDM producer Cervello Elettronico, and NYC power electronics outfit Theologian. Expect late late times, high volume and lots of smoke machines.

Empire Records 20th anniversary celebration (aka Rex Manning Day) @ Rough Trade
For the 20th anniversary of beloved '90s movie Empire Records, Williamsburg record store/music venue Rough Trade NYC will turn into the Empire Records store from the movie for three days (this being the first). It's an immersive experience, which includes a Rex Manning autograph, a head-shaving station, a live band and DJ each night (tonight it's ARMS and ADVENTURE[s], respectively), a screening of the film, and more. And perhaps most excitingly, GWAR (who make a cameo in the film) will appear at all three nights. All are sold out.

Fletcher C. Johnson, Divers, Big Eyes, Friend @ Palisades
It's a good show all around with two garage rockers, the Burger-signed Fletcher C Johnson and Portland, OR's Divers, and indie-punks Big Eyes.

Rioux, Dadas @ Union Pool
Brooklyn producer Erin Rioux will release his new EP, 'Evolver,' next month. If you dig Caribou, and other live band electronic acts, Rioux are worth investigating.

Gesaffelstein (DJ Set), Flat White @ Output
Arca's not the only Yeezus contributor in NYC tonight. French producer Gesaffelstein is also hear to DJ Output. Tickets at door.

Chet Faker, XXYYXX @ Terminal 5
Chet Faker headlines this show, and if you're going we recommend showing up for XXYYXX too. It's the final night of three, and sold out.

Greg Barris, Bridey Elliot, Mike Pomranz @ Union Hall
This is a premiere party for Greg Barris' new comedy web series Roommates but will include live performances as well.

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

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April 7, 2015

Mob

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

The Mob, Survival, Suicidas, Pox @ Acheron
The Mob helped pioneer the anarcho-punk subgenre along with other '70s/'80s UK bands like Crass, whose label they were briefly signed to. (The Mob later started their own label, All the Madmen Records.) They've been reunited for a few years now, though chances to see them in the US are still rare, so catch them while you can.

Steve Earle, Willie Nile @ City Winery
Folk legend Steve Earle plays another of his recurring City Winery shows tonight. This one was rescheduled from his January 26 show that a snowstorm cancelled.

Chet Faker, XXYYXX @ Terminal 5 (and Output afterparty)
Chet Faker headlines this show, and if you're going we recommend showing up for XXYYXX too. They do it again at late-night at Output (DJ sets), and at T5 tomorrow.

Kuroma, Love as Laughter, Glyph City @ Baby's All Right
MGMT-related band Kuroma celebrate the release of their new album, Kuromarama, which was produced by MGMT's Ben Goldwasser.

The Teen Age, Little Racer, Cosmonaut, Desert Sharks, Sunset Guns @ Shea Stadium
Brooklyn pop band The Teen Age have a new single out -- which you can stream below -- and will be celebrating tonight with a bunch of other likeminded locals.

Circle of Buzzards, Soft Gang, Gon @ Saint Vitus
Sebadoh's rhythm section -- bassist Jason Loewenstein and Bob D'Amico -- make skronky rock together as Circle of Buzzards.

A Giant Dog, Giggly Boys @ Cake Shop
Sharing members with OBN IIIs, Austin garage rockers A Giant Dog, make catchy, tune-filled songs that rock as much as they roll. This is their first of two NYC shows.

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

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April 6, 2015

photo: The Decemberists in Austin, 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

The Decemberists, Alvvays @ Beacon Theatre
The Decemberists' new album may not be their finest work, but they've still put out several of the great folk and folk-related albums of the past 15 years, and tonight's intimate show is sure to be a treat. Opening is Polyvinyl-signed Canadian band Alvvays, whose 2014 debut was one of the best-received jangle pop albums in a while.

Matthew E. White, Wilsen, Karima Walker @ Baby's All Right
Matthew E White's new album, Fresh Blood, is an ambitious affair, with deep shag, string-laden arrangements. There's no orchestra like at his LP release show last month, but White sill swings for the fences.

Makthaverskan, Heaven, Alice @ Saint Vitus
Sweden's Makthaverskan make cathartic post-punk that doesn't forget about the "punk" suffix, and is pretty unrelenting lyrically too. Tonight's their first of two NYC shows on their first-ever US tour (rescheduled from March).

Belle Mare and Teletextile, Renata Zeiguer (Cantina) and Cassandra Jenkins, Shilpa Ray and Deva Mahal @ Manhattan Inn
It's the first night of 'The Hum,' the new FREE series at Manhattan Inn features different collaborations from multi-genre artists every Monday in April.

Smoke DZA, JY, Tray Pizzy @ SOB's
Prolific NYC rapper Smoke DZA recently dropped his newest EP, Ringside 3, the third installment of a series with R.F.C. producer 183rd. We'll likely hear some of that (and probably some old favorites too) tonight.

GABI @ Rough Trade
NYC-based classically trained composer/vocalist Gabrielle Herbst (aka GABI) releases her new album, Sympathy, this week. It was co-produced by Daniel Lopatin (aka Oneohtrix Point Never), and coming out on the label he co-runs, Software. Fans of Julia Holter should check this out. Tonight's show is free, and doors are at 6:30 PM.

Black Label Society, Wino @ Starland Ballroom
LA metal vets Black Label Society headline this NJ show, and the legendary Wino makes it worth showing up early.

Night Train @ Littlefield
Ashley Brooke Roberts fills in for Night Train host Wyatt Cenac tonight which also features guests James Adomian, Adam Newman, Jon Fisch, Loyiso Gola, Trey Galyon "and more."

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

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April 5, 2015

photo: Single Mothers at BV-SXSW 2015 (more by Tim Griffin)
Single Mothers

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

Single Mothers, The Dirty Nil, City Of Ships @ Saint Vitus
Relentless Canadian punks Single Mothers return to NYC with their pals from up north, The Dirty Nil. Making the show extra great, it doubles as the release show for heavy/atmospheric rockers City of Ships.

Diarrhea Planet, Left & Right, Slonk Donkerson @ Baby's All Right
Nashville's rauccous Diarrhea Planet make the kind of punky, boozy guitar anthems that are perfect for sing-a-longs, fist-pumping, crowd surfing, beer throwing and other such behavior. Which is to say they're a lot of fun. Baby's is calling this "Diarrheaster" but you don't have to.

PC Worship, Axis:sovA, Lushes, Xander Duell @ Palisades
Chicago guitar tripper Axis:Sova released his new album, Early Surf, last month via Ty Segall's God? Records. Catch them tonight with fellow fringe-dwellers PC Worship.

Robby Krieger @ City Winery (early and late)
In celebration of The Doors' 50th anniversary, guitarist Robby Krieger (one of two surviving original members) is on tour playing the band's hits. Obviously it's nothing like the real thing, but it's still a treat to see Robby play.

Adron, Johanna Warren @ Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
Tropicália-inspired Atlanta singer Adron headlines this show, and it's a solid double bill with somber folk singer Johanna Warren opening.

White Prism @ Ace Hotel
If your taste in synthpop leans towards the Italo stylings of Sally Shapiro, you might want to check out Brooklyn's White Prism, whose new album, Open Heart Job, is out on Tuesday. They're playing every Sunday in April at Ace Hotel.

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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April 4, 2015

Spray Paint
Spray Paint
Marching Church

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

Perfect Pussy, So Stressed, Wreck and Reference, Laced @ Baby's All Right
It's the second of two Perfect Pussy shows at Baby's this weekend, both with different openers. This one has Sacramento hardcore band So Stressed (newly-signed to Perfect Pussy singer Meredith Graves' Honor Press label), metal shapeshifters Wreck & Reference, and Beach Fossils/Nude Beach-related Laced.

Screaming Females, Mitski, Romp @ Asbury Lanes
Shredding NJ trio Screaming Females tone down the attack (just a bit) on their new Rose Mountain LP, instead making room for some of their best choruses yet. Tonight they play their home state with support from the very promising Brooklyn songwriter Mitski.

Diarrhea Planet, Left & Right, Slonk Donkerson @ Bowery Ballroom
Nashville's raucous Diarrhea Planet make the kind of punky, boozy guitar anthems that are perfect for sing-a-longs, fist-pumping, crowd surfing, beer throwing and other such behavior. Which is to say they're a lot of fun.

Pampers, Spray Paint, Beech Creeps @ Union Pool
This is the second show of Pampers' two-night stand at Union Pool and tonight their bilious punk is well paired with Austin's Spray Paint whose music is kinda like if The Residents collaborated with Big Black as produced by The Intelligence's Lars Finberg.

Marching Church, Dark Blue, Cheena @ The Acheron
Iceage singer Elias Bender Ronnefelt also fronts another band called Marching Church, who will likely appeal to most Iceage fans too. This is their second of two NYC shows on their current tour, and it has pretty great openers: Philly post-punks Dark Blue (members of Clockcleaner, Paint It Black, Ceremony) and Cheena (members of Pharmakon, Crazy Spirit, Dawn of Humans, L.O.T.I.O.N., and Hank Wood & The Hammerheads).

Clark, Nosaj Thing, Rival Consoles @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
It's two electronic masterminds back to back, IDM wiz Clark and glitch hop producer Nosaj Thing.

'Birdman' screening w/ Antonio Sanchez @ New York Society of Ethical Culture
Tonight, catch a screening of this year's Best Picture Oscar winner, Birdman, with Antonio Sanchez performing his own percussive score live.

Spires, Shana Falana, Monograms, Gingerlys @ Shea Stadium
Kingston, NY dreampop artist Shana Falana celebrates her new album, Set Your Lightning Fire Free, tonight with three other likeminded (and quite good) local bands.

Barren Womb, Grizzlor, Husbandry, Before The End @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Norway's Barren Womb throw hardcore, black metal and classic rock in a blender for their ripping sound, and tonight they make their NYC debut. Connecticut's Grizzlor are worth getting there early for.

Safety, All People, Broadcaster, Slim Charles @ Suburbia
Among this punk-ish bill is Long Island's Broadcaster, who add a dose of '90s-ish alt/indie rock and great hooks to their sound.

Tragedy, The Dangles, The Rocket Queens, Youth Posse @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
"The #1 All-Metal Tribute to the BeeGees in the Tri-state Area" headline tonight's free Brooklyn Night Bazaar show and if you've never seen them, they are pretty much as ridiculous as you'd expect. Fun, too.

Chet Faker, XXYYXX @ Terminal 5
Chet Faker headlines this show, and if you're going we recommend showing up for XXYYXX too. They do it again at T5 on Tuesday and Wednesday, as well as Output late Tuesday night.

Ronnie Stone & The Lonely Riders @ Silent Barn
How serious you take Ronnie Stone & the Lonely Riders is up to you but his intentionally kitschy, '80s-in-a-blender shtick (somewhere between Bruce Springsteen and Prefab Sprout) is not without craft, even if it is a joke. Check out their song "Kiss the Daddy" below. Tonight's show requires you to come in costume (either "motor biker," "goth" or "martial arts warrior.) We have a feeling their show will be as over-the-top as the music implies.

DMX, Mobb Deep, EMPD, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Slick Rick, Kid Capri @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center
It's the return of the Masters of Ceremony show, which is stacked with genuine hip hop legends. Sold out.

Deborah Harry @ Cafe Carlyle
Blondie singer Deborah Harry wraps up her Cafe Carlyle residency 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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April 3, 2015

photo: Perfect Pussy at SXSW 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Perfect Pussy

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

Perfect Pussy, Sick Feeling, Meat Wave, Mannequin Pussy @ Baby's All Right
It's the first of two Perfect Pussy shows at Baby's this weekend, both with different openers. This one has local hardcore band Sick Feeling, Chicago garage punks Meat Wave, and Philly's shoegazy punks Mannequin Pussy.

Marching Church, Drew McDowall, Copley Medal @ 86 Delancey Street
Iceage singer Elias Bender Ronnefelt also fronts another band called Marching Church, who will likely appeal to most Iceage fans too. This is their first of two NYC shows on their current tour, and Coil/Psychic TV's Drew McDowall opens this one.

Avan Lava, Cakes Da Killa, The Golden Pony (DJ Set) @ Bowery Ballroom
Kitschy dancepop act Avan Lava celebrate the release of new album Make it Real tonight with help from rapper Cakes Da Killa.

Connections, St. Lenox, EZTV @ Cake Shop
Featuring Times New Viking drummer Adam Elliott, Columbus, OH's GBV-inspired rockers Connections play tonight with new Captured Tracks signees EZTV.

Gaslamp Killer, Kidnap Kid, Wayward, My Nu Leng, Jessie Andrews, Vashtie, Kittens, Cara Sticker, Luen @ Capitale
Capitale hosts a big party tonight, headlined by hip hop producer The Gaslamp Killer.

Mirah, Worriers, Slothrust, Aye Nako, Mal Blum, DJ SAD 13 (Sadie of Speedy Ortiz) @ Knitting Factory
She Shreds Magazine is throwing this showcase (hosted by Don Giovanni Records) which is great all around with a mix of singer/songwriters (Mirah, Mal Blum) and punk bands (Worriers, Aye Nako).

Teengirl Fantasy, Dubbel Dutch, Juiceboxxx (DJ Set) @ Lot 45
NYC electronic duo Teengirl Fantasy play a 2 hour live set at this show, and Dubbel Dutch (who just dropped a song with Baauer and Fetty Wap this week) is worth showing up for too.

Brenmar, DJ Ayers, Dunes [NYC] @ Museum of Natural History
The 'One Step Beyond' series continues tonight, bringing together three different local electronic musicians.

Benjamin Booker, Olivia Jean @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
New Orleans soulful blues/garage rocker Benjamin Booker continues to rise. Last year for shows at Mercury Lounge and Baby's All Right, he returns tonight for one at the larger Music Hall of Williamsburg, and it's sold out.

Todd Edwards, Braille, Different Sleep, Till Von Sein, Nitin @ Output
Dance music veteran Todd Edwards has been in the spotlight lately thanks to associations with Daft Punk and Disclosure. Tonight he headlines Output with support from Braille (one half of Sepalcure) and others.

Vision Fortune, Mind Dynamics, Courtship Ritual, Brat Pit @ Palisades
This is the second NYC show for UK act Vision Fortune who make dark brooding music not unlike Liars or Disappears. The band's new album, Country Music, is twang-free and out on ATP's label. If you're going, be sure to catch Brooklyn duo Courtship Ritual who make slinky, gothy pop.

Violent Reaction, La Misma, Arms Race, Standoff, NYC Headhunters @ The Acheron
UK punks VIolent Reaction recall old school straight edge hardcore and Oi!, and they do a lot of justice to that sound on their just-released sophomore LP, Marching On (on Revelation). Tonight's show is with great NYC regulars La Misma and more.

Heaven's Gate, Baby Birds Don't Drink Milk, Crown Larks, Media Jeweler @ Shea Stadium
Makers of muscular but melodic rock with just a whiff of shoegaze haze, Brooklyn's Heaven's Gate are gearing up to release their second album. Get a preview tonight.

Nude Beach, White Hills, The Jay Vons @ Bell House
With their scrappy, anthemic, punky brand of heartland rock, Nude Beach would've been right at home in 1985 Minneapolis. Their latest album, 77, dropped last year via Don Giovanni.

Pampers, The Buck Biloxi & The Fucks, Foster Care @ Union Pool
This is the first show of local bruisers Pampers' two-night stand at Union Pool, tonight with New Orleans street rat Buck Biloxi and Foster Care. If you like the kind of sneery, bilious punk that goes best with a tall boy and a punch in the neck, this will be a fun night.

Revocation, Artificial Brain, Psalm Zero @ Saint Vitus
Boston's tech-y Revocation are continuing to support last year's Deathless on a short Northeast tour which begins tonight. Two excellent local bands, Artificial Brain and Psalm Zero, open the show.

Kodak to Graph, Big Wild, OBESØN @ Baby's All Right
Gainesville, FL producer Kodak to Graph makes melodic R&B-inspired electronic music, and brings his tour to NYC tonight.

Deborah Harry @ Cafe Carlyle
Blondie singer Deborah Harry continues her residency at Upper East side cabaret supper club Cafe Carlyle tonight. It runs through April 4.

Black Label Society, Wino @ The Paramount
LA metal vets Black Label Society headline this Long Island show, and the legendary Wino makes it worth showing up early for.

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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April 2, 2015

photo: Electric Wizard at MDF 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Electric Wizard

photo: Porches at Baby's All Right in 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Porches

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

Porches, Empress Of (DJ Set) @ Baby's All Right
BrooklynVegan is presenting this free show by Porches, aka Aaron Maine's appealing, constantly evolving catchall pop project who are now signed to Terrible Records. Empress Of will DJ beforehand. If you RSVP'd for this free show, know it does not gaurantee entry (which is based on capacity). Get there early!

Vision Fortune @ Baby's All Right
Stick around after Porches to catch UK duo Vision Fortune who make dark brooding music not unlike Liars or Disappears. The band's new album, Country Music, is twang-free and out on ATP's label. This is their first of two NYC shows.

Electric Wizard, Satan's Satyrs @ Webster Hall
Electric Wizard haven't played NYC in over a decade, and the UK doom metal greats are finally coming back tonight. They've released a handful of records in that time period, including last year's killer Time to Die which is as evil and psychedelic as you'd want Electric Wizard to be. Tonight's show is old out.

Alvvays, Kiwi @ Bowery Ballroom
Canadian band Alvvays struck a nerve with their 2014 debut that was maybe the most well-recieved janglepop record since The Pains of Being Pure at Heart's first album. Sold out.

Fat White Family @ Mercury Lounge
UK band Fat White Family are back entertaining/scaring audiences with their dark-hued brand of scuzz-rock. It should be said that despite their (deserved) wild rep, FWF have a load of great songs and keep it together live, despite the antics.

Xiu Xiu, Mantra Percussion @ Merkin Concert Hall
The Ecstatic Music Festival continues tonight, bringing together outsider songwriter Xiu Xiu with drum ensemble Mantra Percussion to premiere "Extinction Meditation, "a 4-movement piece about the impending environmental apocalypse due to begin in the year 2050."

Mike Simonetti, Peaking Lights (Acid Test), HUERCO S., Dubbel Dutch, Jacques Renault, Max Graef @ Output
This stacked electronic show is free before midnight with RSVP, and notable features Peaking Lights doing one of their Acid Test sets.

Aye Nako, Earth Girls, Fleabite, Arm Candy, Alice @ Silent Barn
This is a pretty good bill of mostly punk bands, headlined by local greats Aye Nako. It's worth catching Chicago's Earth Girls (Dirt Cult Records) while they're in town too.

Rocky Votolato, Ben Barnett (of Kind of Like Spitting), Cassie Ramone @ Suburbia
This is an all-around great bill of rock singers stripping things down and playing solo, with Rocky Votolato (new LP coming on No Sleep), Ben Barnett (whose Kind of Like Spitting played full-band in NYC yesterday), and former Vivian Girl Cassie Ramone.

Binky Griptite @ Greenwich House Music School
Dap Kings guitarist and bandleader, Binky plays Greenwich House's "Uncharted" series tonight.

The Lox, Skyzoo, Chris Rivers, DARK, Nino Man @ The Wick
The LOX have been quietly making a comeback lately, having put out two gritty EPs in the past two years (their first releases since 2000). They play their hometown again tonight.

Fetty Wap, Funk Flex at Just Blaze's House Party @ Webster Hall
Tonight's the one-year anniversary of Just Blaze's weekly House Party at Webster Hall, and he's bringing "Trap Queen" rapper Fetty Wap along once again.

Smoke DZA, Jesse Marco, Daytona, Adrian Lau, Al-Doe, Gloss Gang @ The Westway
Prolific NYC rapper Smoke DZA just put out his Ringside 3 EP, the third in a series of EPs with R.F.C. producer 183rd. Tonight he plays this free show, which is presented by producer Harry Fraud.

Deborah Harry @ Cafe Carlyle
Blondie singer Deborah Harry continues her residency at Upper East side cabaret supper club Cafe Carlyle tonight. It runs through April 4.

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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April 1, 2015

Bjork @ King's Theatre last month (more by David Andrako)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Bjork @ City Center
Bjork wraps up her sold-out seven-show run in NYC tonight which supports her powerful new album, Vulnicura. She'll be performing with her Vulnicura collaborator Arca, plus percussionist Manu Delago and 15-piece chamber ensemble Alarm Will Sound.

HINDS, The Yetis @ Baby's All Right
Spanish band HINDS get called "shambolic" a lot, but in this case it's a good thing (they are not trying to be Rush) as their brand of of garagey pop trades more in enthusiasm, charm and catchy tunes. They are undeniably fun live. Late show, doors at midnight.

Sensations' Fix, Georgia, Andrew VanWyngarden & Bryce Hackford (DJ sets) @ Elvis Guesthouse
Italian prog/spacerock guru Franco Falsini expanded minds with his '70s-era ensemble Sensations Fix. He'll be playing a solo set tonight with Georgia, plus DJ sets from MGMT's Andrew VanWyngarden and Brooklyn producer Bryce Hackford. This is free.

Twin Shadow, Lolawolf, The Great Void @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Twin Shadow has always been anthemic, but on his new album Eclipse he goes full stadium, aiming for the back fences with every song. This is the second of two sold-out MHOW shows.

Jerry Paper, Helado Negro, Trabajo, Macula Dog @ Silent Barn
Brooklyn's Jerry Paper (aka Lucas Nathan) could almost have come straight of the Tim & Eric screen: defiantly weird, part hotel lounge act/Harry Nilsson/Brian Wilson with a little laptop R&B, and yet oddly appealing. Tonight's the record release show for his new album, Carousel.

Steve Gunn, Mary Lattimore & Jeff Zeigler, August Wells, J.R. Bohannon @ Baby's All Right
Psychedelic folk musician and guitar great Steve Gunn recently signed to Matador (also home of his collaborator Kurt Vile), and he's planning the followup to last year's great Way Out Weather. Also of note is the duo set from harpist Mary Lattimore and Kurt Vile/War On Drugs producer Jeff Zeigler.

Jessie Ware, Jesse Boykins III @ Terminal 5
Forward-thinking pop singer and SBTRKT/Disclosure collaborator Jessie Ware continues to move up in the world, and tonight headlines her largest NYC show yet, which is sold out. Opening is Machinedrum collaborator Jesse Boykins II.

Kind of Like Spitting, The City on Film, Lee Corey Oswald @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Indie/emo vets Kind of Like Spitting are back in action, and recently put out a split with Warren Franklin on Topshelf which has them sounding as good as ever. The City on Film (Bob Nanna of Braid's other band) are also back in action after many years away, and put out their very good new album on Topshelf this past December. Support comes from the No Sleep-signed Lee Corey Oswald and locals Living Room.

Hard Nips, High Waisted, Beta Motel @ Good Room
Good Room is usually dance music oriented, but tonight they bring in guitars with this bill headlined by Japanese ex-pats Hard Nips.

Digitalism @ Verboten
German electronic duo Digitalsm haven't had a new album since 2011's I Love You but released a new single last year. Catch them DJing tonight.

Deborah Harry @ Cafe Carlyle
Blondie singer Deborah Harry continues her residency at Upper East side cabaret supper club Cafe Carlyle tonight. It runs through April 4.

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..

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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March 31, 2015

photo: Swervedriver @ BVSXSW 2015 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Lower Dens, Matteah Baim, Gold Dime @ Baby's All Right
Lower Dens' new album, Escape from Evil, finds Jana Hunter opening up a little, both emotionally and melodically, making for the band's most satisfying album to date. This is the record release show and is sold out. They'll be back in NYC during Northside.

Years and Years @ Le Poisson Rouge
Winter Storm Juno kept buzzy UK duo Years and Years (BBC's "Sound of 2015") from playing LPR in January and they're back for makeup dates. Sold out.

HINDS, Brainfreeze @ Mercury Lounge
Spanish band HINDS get called "shambolic" a lot, but in this case it's a good thing (they are not trying to be Rush) as their brand of of garagey pop trades more in enthusiasm, charm and catchy tunes. They are undeniably fun live.

Twin Shadow, Lolawolf @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Twin Shadow has always been anthemic, but on his new album Eclipse he goes full stadium, aiming for the back fences with every song. This is the first of two sold-out MHOW shows.

Swervedriver, Gateway Drugs @ Saint Vitus
Arguably the heaviest, most rocking of the original UK shoegaze acts, Swervedriver returned this year with their first new album since the '90s -- and it's pretty damn good. But expect to hear favorites like "Duel" and "Rave Down," too. This is their final NYC show this trip and tickets are still available.

Mutilation Rites, Anicon, Iron Force, Sunrot @ The Acheron
Brooklyn black metallers Mutilation Rites have been on the road and tonight they play a hometown show with other local regulars: fellow BMers Anicon, speedsters Iron Force, and NJ's sludgy Sunrot.

Haunting Renditions with Eliot Glazer @ The Bell House
Eliot Glazer (brother of Broad City's Ilana Glazer) brings his classically-trained pipes to his live show "Haunting Renditions" where he takes some of pop music's most infamous songs and turns them into highbrow, sweeping ballads. Tonight's special guests are Abbi Jacobsen of Broad City and Jon Glaser.

Deborah Harry @ Cafe Carlyle
Blondie singer Deborah Harry continues her residency at Upper East side cabaret supper club Cafe Carlyle tonight. It runs through April 4.

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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March 30, 2015

photo: Alt-J at Le Poisson Rouge in 2014 (more by PSquared)
Alt-J

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

Alt-J, Phantogram @ MSG
The strength of Alt-J's 2012 debut helped them very huge very quickly (as tonight's arena show may prove), and last year they followed it with an even weirder album. Phantogram make this big show a pretty good double bill.

Swervedriver, Gateway Drugs @ Mercury Lounge
Arguably the heaviest, most rocking of the original UK shoegaze acts, Swervedriver returned this year with their first new album since the '90s -- and it's pretty damn good. But expect to hear favorites like "Duel" and "Rave Down," too. This late show is sold out.

Mourn, Laced @ Mercury Lounge
Before the Swervedriver show, Merc hosts young Spanish band Mourn, whose PJ Harvey-inspired album on Captured Tracks has deservedly been getting some buzz. Tonight's the second of two NYC shows on their first-ever US tour.

Lieutenant, Yukon Blonde, Piers @ Saint Vitus
Lieutenant is the new project fronted by Sunny Day Real Estate/Foo Fighters bassist Nate Mendel, and they make enjoyable clean-sounding indie rock. Tonight's their second of two NYC shows on their current tour. (win a pair of tickets at Facebook)

Deborah Harry @ Cafe Carlyle
Blondie singer Deborah Harry continues her residency at Upper East side cabaret supper club Cafe Carlyle tonight. It runs through April 4.

Lez Zeppelin @ Highline Ballroom
All-girl Led Zeppelin tribute band Lez Zeppelin (fronted by Shannon Conley, who's also currently an understudy for Yitzhak in Broadway's 'Hedwig' run) take on Zep's 8/11/79 Knebworth Festival set tonight.

Hanni El Khatib, Black Pistol Fire, Savants @ Bowery Ballroom
San Francisco garage rocker Hanni El Khatib mixes in ladlefuls of soul with his sound, as heard most recently on this year's Moonlight.

Mike Birbiglia @ Union Hall
While Mike Birbiglia can fill big venues these days, he still stops by Union Hall to test new material in shows he calls "Working it Out." Advance tickets are sold out but there are sometimes a few spots to be had when doors open.

Night Train @ Littlefield
Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams guest host Night Train this evening, with sets from Sean Patton, Ophira Eisenberg, Will Miles, and Brian Frange.

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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