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August 19, 2015

photo: Mac DeMarco at Pitchfork Fest 2015 (more by Cory Dewald)
Mac DeMarco

photo: Rakim at West 147 in 2011 (more by Brook Bobbins)
Rakim

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

Mac DeMarco, Jerry Paper, Happyness @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
It's Mac DeMarco Week in NYC, with the Canadian singer (who lives in Far Rockaway, currently) playing four sold-out shows here. Tonight's #3 with Brooklyn eccentric Jerry Paper, and UK indie rockers Happyness opening.

Strawberry Group, Silk Rhodes, Bobo Eyes @ Baby's All Right
This is the official afterparty for tonight's Mac DeMarco show, with members of the band DJing, plus Stones Throw artist Silk Rhodes and other shenanigans. Who knows what might happen. The fun should start around 10 but won't really kick into high gear till midnight.

Rakim, Mr. Cheeks, Dres @ BB King's
Hip hop as we know it wouldn't exist without the highly influential Rakim. The New York native graces his hometown with another show tonight.

Rivers of Nihil, Meek Is Murder, Cognitive @ Saint Vitus
Pennsylvania death metal band Rivers of Nihil celebrate their new album Monarchy at this show. If you're going, it's especially worth showing up on time for local mathcore band Meek Is Murder too.

And The Kids, Told Slant, PWR BTTM @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
Boston-area band And The Kids make what they call "accessible unconscious existential indie glitter popsicle crisis music." Find out what that actually sounds like tonight, with NYC bands Told Slant and PWR BTTM on the bill as well.

Dazzletine, Railings, Terrible Terrible, The Rizzos @ Shea Stadium
Pittsburgh glam-punks Dazzletine headline this show that also features Brooklyn dreampop band Terrible Terrible. Check out tracks from both below.

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

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August 18, 2015

photo: High on Fire @ Irving Plaza on Sunday (more by Mathieu Bredeau)
High on Fire

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

High on Fire, Pallbearer, Lucifer, Venomous Maximus @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
BV is presenting this show tonight, and we couldn't be more excited. High on Fire are one of sludge metal's most dependable bands and this year's Luminiferous does nothing to change that. Pallbearer are last year's doom MVPs, Lucifer is the new band of The Oath vocalist Johanna Sadonis, and Venomous Maximus are very promising bringers of occult doom.

Psychedelic Furs, The Church @ Irving Plaza
These two '80s alternative icons are touring together and play NYC tonight. Is it too much to ask for a joint encore medley of "Love My (Under the Milky) Way"?

Todd Rundgren @ The Paramount
Hello, it's Todd: pop chameleon, record producer and general eccentric Rundgren plays his second night at Highline this week, with minimal accompaniment from Dâm-Funk and two backup singers. Will you see the light?

Mac DeMarco, Delicate Steve @ Webster Hall
With a new mini-LP just out and more popular than ever, Mac DeMarco continues his sold-out four-show NYC run tonight.

Ringworm, White Widows Pact, Culture Killers, Jukal @ Acheron
The consistently-great metallic hardcore band Ringworm are revisiting the past for this tour and playing 2005's Justice Replaced by Revenge in full for its 10th anniversary.

Abdu Ali, Leverage Models, ZGRT @ Baby's All Right
Baltimore rapper Abdu Ali has no regard for the genre's trends and boundaries, with music that pushes rap in weirdly exciting directions.

Tara Jane O'Neil, Samara Lubelski, Sapropelic Pycnic @ Union Pool
Tara Jane O'Neil appeared on the Karen Dalton tribute album earlier this year, and while Karen's a pretty good reference point for Tara's own music, TJO is much noisier and more psychedelic. This is her first of two NYC shows this week.

Cake Shop Comedy @ Cake Shop
If you miss Big Terrific and Hannibal Buress' Sunday night show at Knit, and are looking for a new free, weekly comedy show that happens in a rock club and sometimes has big name talent stop by unexpectedly, "Cake Shop Comedy" might do the trick. (Aziz Ansari stopped by last week, and Louis CK the week before that.) 8 PM.

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August 17, 2015

photo: Mac DeMarco @ Montauk Surf Club this summer (more by Chloe Gifkins)Mac DeMarco

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

Mac DeMarco, Jerry Paper @ Bowery Ballroom
With a new mini-LP just out and more popular than ever, Mac DeMarco begins his sold-out four-show NYC run tonight.

Basement, Adventures, LVL UP, Palehound @ Gramercy Theatre
UK melodic punks Basement made a triumphant return to NYC last year for a big sold-out Webster Hall show, their second NYC show ever (and first headlining). Now they're back once more, with punk/alt-rockers Adventures, lo-fi indie rockers LVL UP, and Speedy Ortiz's likeminded pals Palehound.

Morricone Youth scores Phase IV @ Le Poisson Rouge
Sountrack-loving band Morricone Youth tonight provide the live score to the 1974 sci-fi killer ant flick Phase IV, the only film directed by acclaimed graphic artist and title designer Saul Bass.

Night Train w/ Aparna Nancherla @ Littlefield
Aparna Nancherla guest hosts for Wyatt Cenac at tonight's edition of Night train, with Allison Castillo, Rojo Perez, Kyle Ayers, and Jacob Williams performing sets.

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

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August 16, 2015

photo: Big Eyes at Baby's in April (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Big Eyes

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

The Hotelier, Bent Shapes, Japanese Breakfast @ 50 Kent (Brooklyn Flea)
This free daytime show is pretty great all around with emo/pop punk from The Hotelier, indie pop from Bent Shapes, and a solo set from Little Big League singer Michelle Zauner under her Japanese Breakfast moniker.

You Blew It!, Sorority Noise, Microwave @ Riis Park Beach Bazaar
Yet another free daytime option for emo/pop punk fans, and this one's on the beach with games and good eats too.

Big Eyes, Shellshag, Aye Nako, Tender Defender @ Saint Vitus
This show is for a good cause (Jay & Molly's fight against cancer) and it features a handful of great local punk bands. Excitingly, it's the debut of Tender Defender, the new band with three Latterman members who basically pick up where Latterman left off.

Sheer Terror, No Redeeming Social Value @ Rocks Off Cruise
NYHC vets Sheer Terror are still going strong over 30 years into their career, and today they'll bring their wild live show on a boat.

Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito 25th Anniversary concert/screening @ Central Park Summerstage
In the 1990's radio DJs Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia (Kool Bob Love) helped break the careers of Nas, Biggie, Wu-Tang Clan and more. Today, catch a screening of documentary Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives as well as DJ sets and a Q&A.

Beech Creeps, Ghetto Ghouls, Squad Car, Flying Squirrels @ Silent Barn
Austinites Ghetto Ghouls make twisted garage punk that should appeal to fans of The Intelligence or The Fall. New album Collisions is well worth a spin.

Overdoz, Black Dave, Quincy Vidal @ Baby's All Right
LA rap group Overdoz, whose video with A$AP Ferg you may have seen earlier this year, return to NYC tonight on their "Last Kiss" tour. Black Dave and Quincy Vidal open.

Jefferson Starship plays Airplane, Jazz Is Dead, Quicksilver "Happy Trails," Tom Constanten @ BB King's
This show celebrates the 50th anniversaries of both Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead. Airplane member Paul Kantner's post-Airplane band Jefferson Starship will play a set of JA's music, Jazz Is Dead are a Grateful Dead tribute, David Freiberg's current version of Quicksilver Messenger Service offer their own version of the San Francisco Sound, and original Dead painist Tom Constanten opens.

Flem Fest
Flemington, NJ DIY festival Flem Fest continues today with indie pop band Quarterbacks, punk band Casual, singer/songwriter Long Beard and more.

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

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August 15, 2015

photo: Cayetana in McCarren Park in June (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Cayetana

photo: High on Fire at Saint Vitus in January (more by Keith Marlowe)
High on Fire

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

Cayetana, Chumped, Thin Lips, Worriers @ Baby's All Right
BV is thrilled to present this show with four of the indie/punk bands we're especially excited about at the moment. Philly's Cayetana get better every time we see them, Chumped are probably Brooklyn's current best pop punk band, Thin Lips only just put out a debut EP but are already super tight, and Worriers' new personal-meets-political pop punk album is great.

High on Fire, Pallbearer, Lucifer, Venomous Maximus @ Irving Plaza
BV is presenting this one too, and we're just as excited. High on Fire are one of sludge metal's most dependable bands and this year's Luminiferous does nothing to change that. Pallbearer are last year's doom MVPs, Lucifer is the new band of The Oath vocalist Johanna Sadonis, and Venomous Maximus are very promising bringers of occult doom.

Van Halen @ Jones Beach
Van Halen have never been more literally-named than they are right now, with Wolfgang Van Halen joining his dad Eddie and uncle Alex in the band. Still, all eyes on frontman David Lee Roth who still puts on a helluva show (even if he can't hit the high notes anymore). This is the final of three NY-area shows.

Frankie Cosmos, Radiator Hospital, Timeshares, Palehound, Free Cake For Every Creature, Facility @ Stangl Factory (Flem Fest)
Flemington, NJ hosts a pretty cool indie rock festival this weekend and tonight's show is the best of it, ranging from the twee-ish Frankie Cosmos to the indie-pop-punk of Radiator Hospital to the twang-punk of Timeshares and more.

Andrew WK, The Movielife, Kill Your Idols, Crime In Stereo, Incendiary, A Loss For Words, Iron Chic, Giants At Large, Gates, Microwave @ Emporium (Today's Mixtape Festival
The first day of Long Island's Today's Mixtape Festival includes a ton of great melodic hardcore (The Movielife, Kill Your Idols, Crime In Stereo, Incendiary), an afterparty with the king of partying Andrew WK, and more.

Ricky Eat Acid, Foxes in Fiction, Emily Reo, Eartheater @ Riis Park Beach Bazaar
Summer is winding down but you've still got time to make it to the beach. So why not take in some bands, games and good eats while you're at it? Today's free lineup of music includes electronic musician Ricky Eat Acid and the gentle Foxes in Fiction.

Soupcans, Chat Logs, Ghetto Ghouls, IYEZ, Nine of Swords @ Shea Stadium
Bring the noise with this lineup of skronk-heavy postpunk and punk, featuring Toronto's Soupcans and Austin's abrasive treblemakers Ghetto Ghouls.

Excepter, Zaimph, Image Man, Silk Purse, Cyanide Tooth, Rhyton, Kyle Eyre Clyd, Matthew Mullane, Abigail Hobbs, Sarah Louise @ Trans-Pecos
Excepter, who are one of Trans-Pecos' current curators, has put together this marathon called "A Dog Day's Journey Into Night Festival." Music starts at 2PM and will be continuous till 4 AM.

Juan Wauters, Ice Balloons, Tall Juan @ Union Pool
There are few ways more chill (and fun) to spend Saturday in the warm month than at Union Pool's free Summer Thunder series. Today's a good one, with two Juans for the price of one, plus weirdo noisemakers Ice Balloons in between. Starts at 2 PM.

Nick Hook, Veronica Vasicka, Vessel, Ninos Du Brasil, Cut Hands, French Fries b2b Bambounou @ MoMA PS1 (Warm Up)
Sadly, headliner Untold had to drop off this due to "scheduling issues," but there's still a lot of cool stuff like the Tri Angle-signed Vessel, percussive duo Ninos Du Brasil, industrial/noise musician Cut Hands and more.

Cut Hands, Container, Ligature @ Palisades
After Warm Up, Cut Hands keeps the party going at Palisades with two great noisy openers.

American Sharks, Tournament, Hundred Visions, Mammal @ Saint Vitus
This bill brings stoner rockers American Sharks together with scuzzy punks Tournament and garage rockers Hundred Visions.

Title Fight, Basement, Alex G, Adventures @ Starland Ballroom
Basement and Adventures' tour hits NYC next week, but tonight it's nearby and this one is especially cool because it has the great post-hardcore-turned-shoegazers Title Fight and lo-fi indie rocker Alex G.

Moon Boots, Garrett David, Kenny Dope @ Verboten
Moon Boots has been keeping the pop-house revival strong on his steady stream of singles, including the most recent "Utopia" that came out this week. Tonight he plays with New York house vet Kenny Dope and Chicago's Garrett David.

Hard Left, Bombflower, Voice of Doom, Anticitizen @ ABC No Rio (matinee)
Hard Left is Mike Schulman from Black Tambourine / Manatee / Slumberland Records' change to make late '70s UK-style punk. Today's the second NYC show of this tour.

PWR BTTM, Adult Mom, The Jeffrey Lewis & Peter Stampfel Band, Izzy True @ Aviv
It's the release party for the first issue of Hazel Newlevant's new comic book series, No Ivy League, and there's a pretty cool lineup of bands. Self-described "genre-queer" band PWR BTTM, the anti-folk-inspired Adult Mom, Jeffrey Lewis' band with folk legend Peter Stampfel, and Don Giovanni-signed singer/songwriter Izzy True.

John Hiatt, Steve Moakler @ City Winery
Having made records that range from new wave to country over the last 40 years, John Hiatt is a consummate songwriter, and one hell of a singer and guitarist too.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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August 14, 2015

photo: James Murphy at Terminal 5 in 2011 (more by Andrew St. Clair)
James Murphy

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

DonMonique, Statik Selektah, DJ Clockwork, TJ Mizell, Dylan the Gypsy @ Output (The Roof)
Brooklyn rapper DonMonique recently released her debut EP, Thirst Trap, which features Danny Brown, Remy Banks and more, and it's worth a listen. She plays a free show tonight with the great Statik Selektah, who also recently put out a new album. Special guests are promised.

Unearthly Trance, Gnaw, StatiqBloom, Forced @ Saint Vitus
French band Monarch were supposed to be on this bill but appear to have dropped off. The great back-in-action Brooklyn band Unearthly Trance still make it worth seeing.

James Murphy, Eric Duncan @ Output
Man cannot live on dream projects to make the subway sound better alone, and tonight DFA/LCD dude James Murphy spins at this Williamsburg club. It's a "Vs" event with him battling Eric "Dunks" Duncan.

Pop. 1280, Bambara, Vowws, Lubrication @ Aviv
This looks to be a loud one with industrial punk rock outfit Pop. 1280, crushing trio Bambara and more.

Ne-Hi, Heliotropes, Surf Rock is Dead @ Baby's All Right
Chicago four-piece Ne-Hi got their start a few years ago, coming up in the city's basement show scene and quickly gaining a reputation from their wiry, Television-esque style and very spirited live performances.

Christines, The Lemon Twigs @ Fulton Stall Market
South Street Seaport's multi-use Fulton Stall Market is hosting free shows on Friday. The space is nice, there's bar and a secluded courtyard...worse ways to spend a couple hours after work on a Friday. Both bands on the bill tonight are pretty good: Christines make Swervedriver-style shoegaze and The Lemon Twigs are more paisley psychedelia.

You Blew It!, Sorority Noise, Microwave @ Shea Stadium
Earlier this year, You Blew It! signed to Jade Tree, a label whose '90s output is highly influential on You Blew It!'s sound ('90s Polyvinyl too). Tonight's their first of two shows this weekend with the Weezer-y Sorority Noise.

NOFX, Lagwagon, Swingin' Utters, Strung Out & more @ Stone Pony
Fat Wreck Chords turns 25 this tour, and this tour celebrates it by bringing some of the label's heaviest hitters together. Some full albums will be played too: NOFX's 1992 EP The Longest Line and Lagwagon's 1994 LP Trashed.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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August 13, 2015

photo: Julian Casablancas at Hammerstein in 2014 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Julian Casablancas

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

Failure, Hum, Nothing @ Webster Hall
Both Failure and Hum employed a mix of shoegaze, post-hardcore and alternative in the '90s that has proved to be ver influential on a lot of modern bands. One of those modern bands, Nothing, opens for them tonight.

Julian Casablancas + The Voidz, Cherry Glazerr, DJ Ballzy @ House of Vans
Julian Casablancas got his freak on a bit with new band The Voidz that went where the Strokes never did. (It's a weird record!) Catch them at the free House of Vans tonight with LA bright young things Cherry Glazerr.

Oneida, Lee Ranaldo/James McNew, Seabrook Power Plant @ Secret Project Robot
One of NYC's longest-running and most-respected indie rock bands, Oneida are best experienced live. Tonight they're promising an "extra-heavy" show with friends (like Lee Ranaldo and Yo La Tengo's James McNew) joining them onstage. Plus, Secret Project Robot is celebrating 10 years of doing it themselves, so this should be a one-of-a-kind evening.

Krallice, Geryon, Andromorphus Rexalia @ Trans-Pecos
Last month, black metallers Krallice surprised-released their first album in three years, and it saw them taking a bit of a rawer approach and sounding as strong as they ever have.

NOFX, toyGuitar @ Gramercy Theatre
NOFX have consistently been the snotty punk band they are today for over 25 years, and next week they're putting out a new documentary on the band. They'll screen it tonight, along with a Q&A with Going Off Track's Jonah Bayer & Steven Smith, and also play a live set. toyGuitar, a new-ish garage punk band with members of Swingin' Utters, One Man Army, Dead To Me and more, open.

Lower Dens, Newtown Radio DJs @ MoMA Nights
Part of the MoMA Nights series, Baltimore's Lower Dens will play in the lovely setting that is the museum's sculpture garden. Newtown Radio DJs will spin before and after. Free with museum entry.

Vessel, Ital, Aurora Halal, Earthen Sea, Damon Eliza Palermo @ Output
Tri Angle-signed leftfield electronic musician Vessel returns to NYC this week for two shows, this being the first. It's a good lineup, with Ital and Earthen Sea (who both used to play in Black Eyes) and more.

Aye Nako, Sneaks, Ursula, Space Meow @ Silent Barn
Aye Nako recently returned with the Blackest Eye EP on Don Giovanni, which sees them taking the smart pop punk of their 2013 debut LP in new directions.

Child Bite, Mountain of Wizard, Netherlands, Big Bitch @ Grand Victory
Art punk weirdos Child Bite will be in NYC this fall on tour with KEN mode, but you can see them sooner than that at their headlining show here tonight.

Van Halen @ Jones Beach
Van Halen have been a gateway band for rock and metal fans for almost four decades, and there's a reason their popularity refuses to wane. They're back with David Lee Roth these days, and this is their second of three NYC-area stops on this tour.

Luke Jenner, Tim Sweeney @ Elvis Guesthouse
Onetime Rapture singer Jenner and former DFA dude Tim Sweeney look to recapture a little of the early-'00s Plant Bar magic with this party they're calling Meditation Tunnel.

NAH, Channels, Drunken Sufis, Tippwerk, Salt People @ Trans-Pecos
Last night, noise-emo band 1994! played their first NYC show in years, and drummer/vocalist Mike Kuhn is sticking around to play another show tonight with his industrial rap project, NAH.

Rave of Thrones @ Irving Plaza
Kristian Nairn is best known these days as Hodor on Game of Thrones, but before that he was a respected club DJ. He's mixing both together tonight. Fake swords or glo-sticks? Probably both.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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August 12, 2015

photos: Willie Nelson @ Outside Lands, 2013 (more by Paige K Parsons)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Willie Nelson, Old Crow Medicine Show @ Prospect Park
It's a little sad Brooklyn isn't getting Waylon Jennings, who has been Willie's tourmate for much of the summer, but a chance to see him and hear his catalog of classic in the idylic splendour that is Prospect Park is pretty good on its own. Old Crow Medicine Show are nothing to sneeze at, either. This is the final show in the bandshell for Celebrate Brooklyn's 2015 season and is sold out.

Mötley Crüe, Alice Cooper @ Barclays Center
These veteran hard rockers are on their for-real farewell tour -- they actually signed contracts promising to not tour together as Mötley Crüe after this -- so if you've always wanted to see Vince, Nikki, Tommy and Mick, this is your last chance. In NYC, at least.

Hum, The Forms @ Saint Vitus
The great '90s band Hum are more influential ever, with their shoegaze/post-hardcore/alternative rock blend being imitated by countless younger bands at the moment. They're on tour now, and tonight's their first of two NYC shows. The Forms make it a pretty great double bill. Sold out.

Cherry Glazerr, Honduras, Haybaby @ Baby's All Right
This very young Los Angeles band are in town to open for Julian Casablancas + Voidz on Thursday at House of Vans but play this 18+ show tonight.

Roy Ayers, Operator Emz, Natasha Diggs, $Money Mike$ @ Marcus Garvey Park
Master of good vibes (literally), soul/jazz legend Roy Ayers will have everybody loving the sunshine tonight at this free SummerStage show.

Pharmakon, Damien Dubrovnik, Puce Mary, Varg @ Palisades
Three international experimental artists -- Denmark's Damien Dubrovnik (mem Lust for Youth) and Puce Mary, and Sweden's Varg -- are in the US for this weekend's Berserktown II fest in LA, but first they stop in NYC tonight. Local and likeminded artist Pharmakon headlines, making for a great bill all around.

Murphy's Law, Drunken Rampage, Caught In A Trap, Agitator @ Bowery Electric
Murphy's Law frontman Jimmy Gestapo turns 50 this year, and he and the band are celebrating with this hometown show tonight.

1994!, The Beds, Entia, Clean Girls @ Shea Stadium
Before the "emo revival" broke on a more mainstream level, one of the bands bringing back '90s-emo was the perfectly named 1994! who mixed noise with Kinsella-style riffs. They haven't played NYC in a while, but they're back tonight with The Beds, the noise punk band from another emo revival OG, John Galm (Snowing, Street Smart Cyclist).

Gravehill, Ghoulgotha, Horrendous, Mutant Supremacy @ Acheron
It's a great night of death metal at the Acheron with Dark Descent labelmates Gravehill, Ghoulgotha and Horrendous, plus local support from Mutant Supremacy.

'Labyrinth' screening w/ Charly Bliss @ McCarren Park
Where did the summer go? This is the final SummerScreen of the summer, an audience pick (you'll be seeing Jim Henson's fantasy Labyrinth, starring David Bowie) and punky pop act Charly Bliss will play before the movie. 6 PM.

Aparna Nancherla, Dan Soder, Lil Freckles, Naomi Ekperigin, Cynthia Kaplan @ Littlefield
The Woodstock Comedy Festival is presenting this benefit for the Family of Woodstock women's shelter that features a great lineup of comedians. Get reduced admission when you donate a toiletry item.

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

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August 11, 2015

photo: Weedeater @ Saint Vitus, 2012 (more by Samantha Marble)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Weedeater, Kings Destroy, Blackout, Black Black Black @ Saint Vitus
Both Weedeater and Kings Destroy have new albums out this year, and they're currently on the road together. That's a pretty great double bill for fans who like their metal slow, heavy and fit to rip bongs too.

The Body, Of Muscle and Marrow, Hasj @ The Acheron
For another type of metal show that's also slow and heavy, but closer to the avant-garde than '70s riffage, The Body take over Acheron tonight.

Summer Moon, Simon Doom, Aerial East @ Baby's All Right
Having just opened for Father John Misty at SummerStage, Summer Moon -- which features members of The Strokes, Au Revoir Simone and The Like -- play this much smaller show tonight.

Ronnie Spector @ City Winery
The great Ronnie Spector concentrates solely on the catalog of her '60s group, The Ronettes tonight, so expect a hit parade -- and maybe a b-side or two.

Rakim, DJ Tedsmooth @ Marcus Garvey Park (SummerStage)
One of the most influential MC's of all time, Rakim plays this SummerStage show. He may be paid in full, but this show is free with a 7 PM start.

Cake Shop Comedy @ Cake Shop
If you miss Big Terrific and Hannibal Buress' Sunday night show at Knit, and are looking for a new free, weekly comedy show that happens in a rock club and sometimes has big name talent stop by unexpectedly, "Cake Shop Comedy" might do the trick. 8 PM.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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August 10, 2015

photo: Vince Staples at 50 Kent in June (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Vince Staples
Vince Staples

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

Vince Staples, Lil Herb, Loaf Muzik @ The Shop (BV-RBSS)
Tonight's the next BrooklynVegan-curated installment of Red Bull Sound Select, and we're really excited about this one. Headlining is Vince Staples, who put out one of our favorite rap albums of 2015 so far, and two other promising artists open. There's Chicago's Lil Herb and local collective Loaf Muzik. Admission is $3 if you RSVPed (which is now closed) or $10 without. Even with RSVP though, admission is first come first served. So come early!

Neurosis, Sumac @ Saint Vitus
The mesmerizing and crushingly heavy post/sludge-metal band Neurosis just played Warsaw last night, and tonight they hang around Brooklyn for a much smaller show at Saint Vitus. Sumac, the new band of Isis frontman Aaron Turner, open.

Noisem, Homewrecker, Detriment, Mary Todd, Mad Diesel @ Acheron
Noisem's influences are pretty clear (thrash, hardcore, etc) but they really make this sound their own, and they crush live. Tonight their tour with A389 labelmates Homewrecker hits NYC.

Philm, Owl, Ten Ton Mojo @ Mercury Lounge
While drummer Dave Lombardo is sadly no longer in Slayer, he does continue to make music with his eccentric band Philm. Tonight's their second of two NYC shows on this tour.

Chris Gethard: Career Suicide @ Union Hall
It's another night of Chris Gethard's Career Suicide shows, for which he promises "an hour of stand up focusing on suicide, alcoholism, and all the other funniest parts of life."

Night Train @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac's Night Train comedy show continues tonight with guest host Seaton Smith. Guests include Liza Treyger, Mike Drucker, Erin Jackson, Hampton Yount, Omar Shaukat, and DJ Donwill.

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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