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April 9, 2014

Bill Nye hanging with Barack Obama and Neil deGrasse Tyson
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With his quirky/funny '90s-era afternoon PBS show, Bill Nye "the Science Guy" taught a lot of us about the world around us and beyond. He's been back in the news lately, debating creationist Ken Ham back in February, hanging with Cosmos/Star Talk host Neil deGrasse Tyson and President Obama, and currently shopping around a demo reel of a new TV show pitch. It would be great to have him back on television.

In the meantime, Bill Nye will be in NYC this summer for three lectures at Iriving Plaza on July 18, 19 & 20. Bill says in a short teaser video, "I'll be talking about you and me. Humankind. I'll be talking about evolution. And energy, and the cosmos and places within it, and our place in space." Bill says also it will be funny. Tickets are on sale Friday (4/11) at 10 AM with a Live Nation and Music Geeks presale (password is "music geeks") beginning Thursday (4/10) at 10 AM.

Check out that teaser video, the debate with Ham, and a few clips from his '90s show below...

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TPOBPAH at BV-SXSW 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
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Mac DeMarco at M for Montreal 2013 (more by Ellie Pritts)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Motion Studies, Fasano, Imperial Topaz, Puppy Cops @ Baby's All Right
It's a diverse night of local music at Baby's tonight with the funky GODMODE-signed Motion Studies, piano singer/songrwriter Fasano, ambient pop duo Imperial Topaz, and Puppy Cops.

James Vincent McMorrow, Aidan Knight @ Bowery Ballroom
James Vincent McMorrow isn't the most original songwriter (Bon Iver and James Blake seem like obvious influences), but he can write some pretty gorgeous music. Tonight's his first of three NYC shows this week, all of which are sold out.

Gurus, Future of What, Icewater, Snowday @ Death By Audio
A less noisy night than DbA usually hosts, the rhythm-heavy Gurus (members of Rahim and Your Nature) headline. Icewater, who are also Eleanor Friedberger's backing band, make lovely guitar-and-synth pop on their own.

London Grammar, Vancouver Sleep Clinic, Haerts @ Irving Plaza
London Grammar's career got a boost when they contributed to the Disclosure LP, but they're flying pretty high off their solo material as well. We at BV are happy to present tonight's sold-out NYC show on their current tour.

Laura Mvula, PHOX @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
British singer Laura Mvula makes excellent boundary-pushing pop that's comparable to Jesse Ware or Janelle Monae. Tonight she plays NYC ahead of her Coachella appearance, and this show is sold out.

Langhorne Slim & The Law, The Felice Brothers, The Districts @ Rough Trade
It's a triple dose of folk/blues/roots rock at Rough Trade tonight from Langhorne Slim & The Law, The Felice Brothers, and The Districts.

Kristeen Young, Tansu, Baby Teardrops @ The Bowery Electric
Kristeen has a had a regular gig for the last few year's as Morrissey's go-to opener. Here's a chance to see her without some drunk person screaming "HOW SOON IS NOW!!!" in your ear. It's her first of four April residency shows gearing up for...yet another Morrissey tour.

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Parquet Courts @ The Greene Space
This is the first night of the two-night Gigstock, which mixes"showcase-length sets with conversation." It's a good double bill tonight too and both groups are sure to be playing new material from their forthcoming albums. Sold out, but you can stream it online.

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra @ Union Pool
You may know that Thee Silver Mt. Zion share members with Godspeed You! Black Emperor, but post-rock is only a minor element here, not to say it isn't still epic, gripping music. Tonight's their last of three NYC shows total this week, and totally sold out.

Mac DeMarco, Amen Dunes, Juan Wauters (of The Beets), Tonstartssbandht @ Webster Hall
With his third album, Salad Days, out now, Mac plays his second sold-out NYC show this week.

Immortal Technique, Brother Ali @ Highline Ballroom
Fellow "conscious" rappers Immortal Technique and Brother Ali bring the tour they're on together to Highline Ballroom for their first of two NYC shows this week.

Big Terrific Comedy Show @ Cameo Gallery
Max Silvestri hosts the free weekly comedy show in the back of Williamsburg's Lovin' Cup. Tonight's talent includes Mike Cannon, Nick Vatterott, Michelle Wolf, Neal Stastny.

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 8, 2014

Mac DeMarco at Pitchfork Fest 2013 (more by Cory Dewald)
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Danny Brown at Treasure Island 2013 (more by Autumn Andel)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Mac DeMarco, Homeshake @ Baby's All Right
Ahead of his sold-out Webster Hall show, Mac DeMarco plays this smaller record release show. Which is also sold-out. And sure to be wild.

Doug Gillard, White Lighters, Workout, Dear Comrade @ Glasslands
Doug Gillard's CV is impeccable, having logged time in Guided by Voices, Nada Surf, My Dad is Dead to name three. His his new solo album, Parade On, is an equally impressive array of sparkling powerpop. Tonight's the record release show.

Danny Brown, Bodega Bamz, Zelooperz @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Danny Brown's career really escalated with last year's Old, an excellent album of fast wacky rhymes and hard wacky beats. Tonight's the second of two sold-out NYC shows on his current tour. A$AP collaborator Bodega Bamz opens this one too.

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra @ Union Pool
You may know that Thee Silver Mt. Zion share members with Godspeed You! Black Emperor, but post-rock is only a minor element here, not to say it isn't still epic, gripping music. Tonight's their second of three NYC shows total this week, and first of their two-night stand at Union Pool. Tonight and tomorrow are both sold out.

Arc Isis, Plume Giant @ The Mercury Lounge
Jocie Adams used to be a member of The Low Anthem, and now she makes eccentric indie folk on her own as Arc Iris.

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

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April 7, 2014

Thee Silver Mt Zion at ATP NJ 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, Big Brave @ Bowery Ballroom
You may know that Thee Silver Mt. Zion share members with Godspeed You! Black Emperor, but post-rock is only a minor element here, not to say it isn't still epic, gripping music. Tonight's their first of three NYC shows this week. The following two are at the smaller Union Pool and are sold out, but you can still grab tickets for tonight's show.

Ice Choir, Sateen, Synthetiv, DV-i @ Silent Barn
Do you like the smoooooooth sounds of the mid-'80s New Pop scene like Scritti Politti, Prefab Sprout, and Dream Academy? Ice Choir replicate those sounds with uncanny precision. They headline this night titled Dream Entity: Initial Session with a host of similarly minded (though not necessarily stylistically similar) artists.

Lady Gaga @ Roseland Ballroom
Tonight's the last-ever show at NYC's long-lived Roseland Ballroom, and it goes out with the last of seven Lady Gaga shows at the venue.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Hop aboard Wyatt Cenac's weekly Night Train comedy show tonight with multiple guests including Sean Patton, Doogie Horner, Lisa deLarios, Jason Saenz, Nick Turner, Miguel Dalmau and more.

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 6, 2014

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

Danny Brown, Bodega Bamz, ZelooperZ @ Bowery Ballroom
Danny Brown's career really escalated with last year's Old, an excellent album of fast wacky rhymes and hard wacky beats. Tonight's the first of two sold-out NYC shows on his current tour. A$AP collaborator Bodega Bamz opens this one too.

Kayo Dot, Epistasis, Pyrrhon, White Suns @ The Acheron
Kayo Dot's experimental metal touches on tons of genres, heavy and not, and can be quite the mesmerizing experience in a live setting. Tech-death weirdos Pyrrhon (whose Doug Moore is a BV contributor) are worth catching as well.

Pure X, Woodsman @ Baby's All Right
After two big NYC shows opening for Real Estate, Austin's Pure X headline their own show tonight. The band's lovely new album, Angel, is gentle like mountain stream and this show could be a pleasant way to ease out of the weekend.

Atlantic Thrills, Liquor Store Savants, Worthless @ Death by Audio
Providence, RI band Atlantic Thrills make bluesy, Nuggets-style garage, hopped-up and wild-eyed. The band's self-titled debut came out back in February and you can stream a track from it below.

Sepalcure, Jubilee, Subset @ Body By Brooklyn Spa
Machinedrum and Braille both have excellent solo careers, and together they make great future garage as Sepalcure.

Unsound Festival
There's two Unsound shows today, including an afternoon show with Ben Vida at Experimental Intermedia; and a night show with Kapital, Paal Nilssen-Love & Robert Piotrowicz, and James Rushford & Joe Talia at Issue Project Room.

Lady Gaga @ Roseland Ballroom
The long-lived NYC venue Roseland Ballroom will be closing its doors in early April, but before then it will go out with seven Lady Gaga shows, this being the sixth.

Nina Nesbitt, The Lafontaines, Lau, Hector Bizerk @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Tartan Week NY kicks off with a line-up that is as disparate as it gets, other than all the bands are Scottish. Of particular note: Edinburgh folk trio Lau who have been named "Best Group" at BBC Radio 2's Folk Awards on four occasions.

Hannibal Buress @ Knitting Factory
Big league comedy talent (Chris Rock, Louis CK, etc) show up regularly (and unannounced) for Hannibal's very popular free comedy show at Knitting Factory's front bar. Get there early.

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 5, 2014

Real Estate @ Treasure Island Fest 2013 (more by Autumn Andel)
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Fat White Family @ BV SXSW 2014 (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...

Real Estate, Pure X @ Webster Hall
Real Estate's new album, Atlas, is a great spring listen which makes their two sold-out NYC shows this weekend with tourmates Pure X all the more enticing.

Perfect Pussy, Tumul, Green Dreams @ Mercury Lounge
Perfect Pussy's solid debut album is out now, but it's really all about the live show where this intense noise punk band really shines. This is their second of two sold-out NYC shows this weekend.

Holy Ghost! @ Baby's All Right
As a warm up to Coachella, DFA mainstays Holy Ghost! are playing two NYC shows, this being second. Sold out!

Ash, Run River North, Golden Suits, Drop Electric @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Irish trio Ash made some of the hookiest guitar pop of the '90s and -- "Girl From Mars," "Oh Yeah," "Goldfinger" -- and are one of the more underappreciated bands of that era. Here's a great chance to check 'em out...for free!

Porter Ricks, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Miles, Leisure Muffin, Ital & Halal, Le Petit Garcon @ The Wick
Unsound Festival continues tonight with veteran duo Porter Ricks, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe (aka drone musician Lichens), Miles (of Demdike Stare), the new collaborative project of Brooklyn regulars Ital & Aurora Halal, and more. Unsound Fest also includes the Rondo show at BAMcinématek tonight.

Dean Wareham, Carsick Cars, The Vacant Lots @ Bowery Ballroom
While mainly associated with the guitar, indie rock vet Dean Wareham brings vintage keyboards to the mix on his new solo album. It works so well we wonder why he didn't dabble in this sooner. Tonight's show is with Bejiing band Carsick Cars and Vermont psych combo The Vacant Lots.

La Misma, Good Throb, Priests, Nuclear Spring, Exit Order @ Death by Audio
If you couldn't get tickets to Perfect Pussy's Mercury Lounge show tonight, but still need your fix of intense punk, DbA is the place to be. (Not that that's the only reason worth going.) This bill is stacked, with political DC punks Priests, their UK tourmates Good Throb, Boston's rapid-fast Exit Order, and two local bands: La Misma and Nuclear Spring, the latter of which is one of NYC's most underrated punk bands at the moment.

Doug Gillard, Casper & The Cookies, Lame Drivers @ Cake Shop
Doug Gillard's CV is impeccable, having logged time in Guided by Voices, Nada Surf, My Dad is Dead to name three. His his forthcoming solo album, Parade On, is an equally impressive array of sparkling powerpop. Georgia's hyperactive Caspar & the Cookies open.

Kastle, Druid Cloak, Figgy, Alex English @ Slake
Kastle's futuristic remix of Drake's "Hold On, We're Going Home" was one of the finest remixes of its kind last year, and his original material always impresses as well.

Despise You, Full of Hell, DRAIZE, Chainsaw To The Face, Mother Brain @ Saint Vitus
Tonight's the second of two shows for powerviolence legends Despise You, and it's a doubly good one because the insane Full of Hell are never to miss.

Fat White Family, GOASTT, Jeffrey Lewis, Jon Spencer (DJ) @ The Acheron
After wreaking havoc in NYC a couple weekends ago, the UK rock n' roll twister that is Fat White Family have one show for us before they head home, a Brooklyn iteration of their London party Slide. Sean Lennon's GOASTT and Jeffrey Lewis are on board, and Jon Spencer will be your DJ for the evening. Expect a wild, perhaps nudity-filled, evening.

Miley Cyrus, Icona Pop, Sky Ferreira @ Barclays Center
For better or for worse, Sky Ferreira and Icona Pop have certainly gained some indie cred, which could potentially make it seem strange that they're touring with Miley. But if you live in a universe where "You're Not the One" and "I Love It" sound out of place on a playlist next to "Wrecking Ball," you live in a different universe than us.

Prancing Elites, Kelela, Total Freedom, Dutch E Germ @ Red Bull Studios
R&B singer Kelela just wrapped up two sold-out shows at Rough Trade NYC, and tonight she plays a third show for the DISown party at Red Bull Studios (220 West 18th St). 6 PM start.

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, 2014

Holy Ghost! at Terminal 5 in 2010 (more by Vincent Cornelli)
Holy Ghost

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

Real Estate, Pure X @ MHOW
Real Estate's new album, Atlas, is a great spring listen which makes their two sold-out NYC shows this weekend with tourmates Pure X all the more enticing.

Perfect Pussy, Sarongs, Friendless Bummer @ Death by Audio
Perfect Pussy's solid debut album is out now, but it's really all about the live show where this intense noise punk band really shines. This is their first of two sold out NYC shows this weekend, and considering the location (smaller, DIY, all ages), tonight's will likely be the rowdier one.

Holy Ghost!, That Work (DJ) @ Webster Hall
As a warm up to Coachella, DFA mainstays Holy Ghost! are playing two NYC shows. Tonight's at Webster Hall and tomorrow (4/5) it's a a sold-out show at Baby's All Right.

DIIV, Nothing, Lofts @ Glasslands
It's a great double bill at Glasslands tonight with the heavy shoegaze of Nothing that's even heavier live than on record, and DIIV whose music should probably never incite a mosh pit but often does anyway.

Kelela, Venus X DJ set, Shayne HBA DJ set @ Rough Trade
While the "alt-R&B" tag is getting very popular, and it's questionable how much of that stuff really deserves the "alt" prefix, Kelela definitely does. She works with various underground producers (mostly of the Night Slugs/Fade to Mind crew) and really pushes the boundaries of the genre. Tonight's her second of two sold out shows at Rough Trade.

Bronze Radio Return, Gem Club, The Suzan, Alexandra Stewart @ 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. Of particular note tonight: Boston's Eno-esque Gem Club, and the always fun Japanese band The Suzan.

Cajmere, Lee Curtiss, Moon Boots, Maxxi Soundsystem, Russ Yallop @ Verboten
New Williamsburg dance club Verboten continues to have great bills, including tonight's which is filled with excellent house music new (Moon Boots) and old (Cajmere).

Yellow Ostrich, Pattern is Movement @ Bowery Ballroom
Poppy indie band Yellow Ostrich played a small private NYC show earlier this year, but tonight's their first public show since the release of Cosmos. Pattern Is Movement this a solid double bill too.

Dub Thompson, Warehouse @ Baby's All Right
California's Dub Thompson will release their debut album in June via Dead Oceans. We've only heard one song of theirs -- the funky first single, "Dog Races," which is a little reminiscent of mid-'90s Beck or Soul Coughing. We're intrigued.

Despise You, Magrudergrind, Backslider, Grudges @ Silent Barn
Powerviolence legends Despise You play two NYC shows this weekend. Tomorrow's at Saint Vitus is with Full of Hell which is a great double bill, but tonight's is a smaller show, and sure to be a crazy one.

Jon Langford & Skull Orchard, Meghann Wright, Tatters & Rags @ The Bell House
The Mekons frontman just released his latest solo album, Here Be Monsters, this week. Langford shows -- with or without the Mekons -- are usually a boozy, wooly good time.

Inga Copeland, Deepchord, Huerco S, Wilhelm Bras @ Cameo Gallery (Unsound Festival)
Unsound Festival continues tonight and it's a good lineup all around with Dean Blunt collaborator Inga Copeland, ambient dub duo Deepchord, NYC minimalist Huerco S, and Pawel Kulczynski's Wilhelm Bras project.

Stara Reza, Phill Niblock, Demdike Stare, Michael England and Sinfonietta Cracovia players @ First Unitarian Church (Unsound)
There's also this Unsound show tonight, which among other things, includes a presentation of experimental duo Demdike Stare's new A/V chamber work, Concealed.

Porches, Frankie Cosmos @ Rodrigue's Coffee House at Fordham University
Tonight's Fordham show is buzzy twee popster Frankie Cosmos' last in NYC before she heads out on tour this month (of course there's plenty scheduled for when she gets home). It's with Porches, whose frontman Aaron Maine is in Frankie's live band (and Frankie, or Greta Kline, is also in Porches).

Psychedelic Furs @ Wellmont Theatre
It's still okay to dance like Molly Ringwald, especially when seeing Richard and Tim Butler's veteran alt-rock group turn on the hits. "Love My Way," "Into You Like a Train," and "President Gas" still sound great.

Eats Everything, My Favorite Robot, Lauren Lane, Dave DK @ Output
UK producer Eats Everything is a member of Dirtybird (whose roster also includes Claude Vonstroke, Justin Martin and more), and like many artists on that label, EE provides excellent house music which will fill Output tonight.

Lady Gaga @ Roseland Ballroom
The long-lived NYC venue Roseland Ballroom will be closing its doors in early April, but before then it will go out with seven Lady Gaga shows, this being the fifth.

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, 2014

Tweens at BV-SXSW 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
Tweens

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

The Dillinger Escape Plan, Trash Talk, Retox, Shining @ Webster Hall
It's a killer night for heavy music at Webster Hall with spazzy metalcore rippers The Dillinger Escape Plan, the insane Trash Talk who will surely make at least a portion of the crowd very wild, Justin Pearson's (The Locust) new punky band Retox, and Norwegian Blackjazz band Shining.

Rocket from the Crypt, The So So Glos @ The Bell House
Rocket From the Crypt is one of the great John Reis' many bands (also of Drive Like Jehu, Hot Snakes, Sultans, Night Marchers, etc), and their mix of '90s punk and horn-filled rock 'n' roll swagger resulted in a handful of great records before their breakup in the mid 2000s. Now they're back on a reunion tour, and tonight's their second of two NYC shows this week. So So Glos are worth catching as well.

Tweens, Shellshag, Scully, Bennio Qwerty @ Death by Audio
Tweens make rowdy, extremely catchy garage punk that's good recorded but really comes across in a live setting. The Cincinnati band will be joined by solid local support from veteran DIY duo Shellshag, Scully (the new band from 3 members of The Splinters), and rage rock trio Bennio Qwerty (ex-North Highlands).

Kelela, Jubilee (DJ), Rizzla (DJ), special guests @ Rough Trade NYC
While the "alt-R&B" tag is getting very popular, and it's questionable how much of that stuff really deserves the "alt" prefix, Kelela definitely does. She works with various underground producers (mostly of the Night Slugs/Fade to Mind crew) and really pushes the boundaries of the genre. Tonight's her first of two sold out shows at Rough Trade.

Carsick Cars, Hamish Kilgour, White+, Cover Band @ Baby's All Right
Beijing noise rockers Carsick Cars tone down the squall a bit on their new album, letting their VU side rise to the top. The band are wrapping up their tour with a couple NYC shows, the first being tonight. The Clean's Hamish Kilgour (who produced Carsick Cars new album) opens, as do another band from Bejiing, duo White.

Hurray for the Riff Raff @ Lincoln Center (American Songbook)
The American Songbook series continues tonight with Hurray for the Riff Raff, who may not have the best band name, but do make great unpolished country, which takes much of its influence from over half a century ago.

Rone, Aquarian, Ital @ Glasslands
Paris/Berlin producer makes electronic music that leans more towards the cerebral side than something you would dance to. Good local and likeminded support too.

Bonobo (DJ), FaltyDL, option4, Birocratic @ Stage 48
Bonobo's live band continues to get huge (they sold out Terminal 5 their last time here), but tonight he returns on his own to DJ, and local producer FaltyDL makes this bill pretty strong too.

Tomas Barfod (DJ), Great Dane, Silent Rider @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Another DJ headliner tonight is Tomas Barfod, the Danish producer who recently signed to Secretly Canadian.

Cosmonauts, Black Sea @ Mercury Lounge
OC garage rockers Cosmonauts have grown more rhythmic and psych of late, venturing into near Madchester territory. This is the the second NYC date on their tour with Black Sea.

Dub Thompson @ Pianos
California's Dub Thompson will release their debut album in June via Dead Oceans. We've only heard one song of theirs -- the funky first single, "Dog Races," which is a little reminiscent of mid-'90s Beck or Soul Coughing. We're intrigued. This is a late show, with doors at midnight.

Neotantrik featuring Suzanne Ciani, Pietnastka @ Lincoln Center (Unsound Fest)
Unsound Festival continues tonight at David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center with the first-ever collaboration between Neotantrik (Demdike Stare's Sean Canty and Andy Votel) and electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani. Pietnastka opens, and this show is totally FREE.

Kataklysm, Aborted, Pyrexia, Winter Nights @ Saint Vitus
Arena-style death metal gets crammed into a pocket-sized package at this Vitus gig. Aborted and Kataklysm usually play package bills at big clubs; catch their blast-heavy schticks up close and personal here. Long-running Long Islanders Pyrexia keep the momentum going after returning to the fray with last year's Feast of Iniquity.

Art Garfunkel @ State Theatre
Maybe Simon wrote the songs, but Garfunkel's voice was a key part of that legendary duo's sound too, and you can catch him on his own at 3 NYC-area shows this week, this being the second.

Champagne Jerry @ Joe's Pub
Ad-Rock collaborator Champagne Jerry continues his album rollout and monthly Joe's Pub shows tonight.

Miley Cyrus, Icona Pop, Sky Ferreira @ Izod Center
For better or for worse, Sky Ferreira and Icona Pop have certainly gained some indie cred, which could potentially make it seem strange that they're touring with Miley. But if you live in a universe where "You're Not the One" and "I Love It" sound out of place on a playlist next to "Wrecking Ball," you live in a different universe than us. This is their first of three NYC-area dates, with Barclays Center happening this Saturday and Nassau Coliseum later in the month.

The Kevin Drew (of Broken Social Scene) show that would have happened at Bowery Ballroom tonight was postponed to April 28.

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, 2014

Rocket from the Crypt at Riot Fest Chicago 2013 (more by Kirstie Shanley)
RFTC

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

Rocket from the Crypt, Ex Hex @ Bowery Ballroom
Rocket From the Crypt is one of the great John Reis' many bands (also of Drive Like Jehu, Hot Snakes, Sultans, Night Marchers, etc), and their mix of '90s punk and horn-filled rock 'n' roll swagger resulted in a handful of great records before their breakup in the mid 2000s. Now they're back on a reunion tour, and tonight's their first of two sold-out NYC shows this week. And it's a hell of a double bill with Mary TImony's (WIld Flag, Helium, Autoclave) glammy rock trio Ex Hex, who are opening and not to be missed.

Kraftwerk @ United Palace Theater
Electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk bring their 3-D tour to NYC for two shows at one of the prettiest venues in the city.

Habibi, Cosmonauts, LODRO, Black Sea @ Death by Audio
Local garagey girl groupers Habibi share the bill with their Burger Records labelmates Cosmonauts for what should be a fun night that also includes the dark, twisted sounds of Lodro.

Leverage Models, Zula, Trabajo, Salt Cathedral, Isn't Ours, Human Resources @ Shea Stadium
If you love Big '80s music like The Associates, ABC, and (early) Spandau Ballet, you will probably dig the widescreen sounds of Leverage Models who have a firm grasp on that, right down to the saxaphone and syn-toms.

Javelin, Delicate Steve, Helado Negro @ LPR
Chillwave survivors Javelin play tonight with their jammy Luaka Bop labelmates Delicate Steve. The night opens with the warped pop of Helado Negro.

Oren Ambarchi, EVOL @ Issue Project Room (Unsound Festival)
This year's NYC installment of the Polish-based experimental/electronic Unsound Festival begins tonight and continues through Sunday. Tonight's show is at Issue Project Room and features the US premiere of EVOL playing Hanne Darboven's 1984 piece "Opus 17a," followed by Oren Ambarchi's US premiere of his 2012 work, "Knots."

Lucky Dragons, Daniel Wohl, Tristan Perich @ Baby's All Right
Fronted by Luke Fischbeck and Sarah Rara, LA's arty Lucky Dragons make spare, laptop pop whose shows are ofter interactive and crowd-participatory. Tonight's openers -- Daniel Wohl and Tristan Perich -- are regulars on the NYC avant scene.

Flavor Flav and the Flavortronz @ Iridium
Public Enemy's Flavor Flav fronts a new band called the FlavorTronZ, who "cover hit songs from the '70s thru the '90s [...] from such greats like Wild Cherry, Sly & The Family Stone, Elton John, Led Zeppelin, The Gap Band and many others." You can't make this stuff up, and if you need to see it to believe it, you can do so at the Iridium twice tonight (8:30 PM & 10:30 PM).

The Pack A.D., Dinowalrus @ Mercury Lounge
Vancouver's The Pack A.D. do the guitar-drums duo thing but manage to not sound like any of the other bands with a similar configuration. Opening are chameleon-like Brooklynites Dinowalrus who seem to molt off their previous sound every season.

Tom Blacklung and the Smokestacks, Bluffing, Bears, Nine of Swords @ The Grand Victory
Good local bands at Grand Victory tonight, including dissonant sludge punks Tom Blacklung and the Smokestacks, indie pop band Bluffing, and Nine of Swords, aka the screamo/punk band fronted by Rachel Gordon who makes much softer music as Baby Mollusk.

Lady Gaga @ Roseland Ballroom
The long-lived NYC venue Roseland Ballroom will be closing its doors in early April, but before then it will go out with seven Lady Gaga shows, this being the fourth.

Big Terrific @ Cameo
Max Silvestri hosts the free weekly comedy show in the back of Williamsburg's Lovin' Cup. Tonight's talent includes Jared Logan, James Patterson, and Jacqueline Novak.

Art Garfunkel @ Bergen PAC
Maybe Simon wrote the songs, but Garfunkel's voice was a key part of that legendary duo's sound too, and you can catch him on his own at 3 NYC-area shows this week, this being the first.

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, 2014

Kraftwerk at MoMA in 2012 (more by Ryan Muir)
Kraftwerk

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

Kraftwerk @ United Palace Theater
Electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk bring their 3-D tour to NYC for two shows at one of the prettiest venues in the city.

Disco Doom, Ovlov, Bad History Month, Leapling @ Death by Audio
This is the second of two NYC dates on Switzerland indie rockers Disco Doom's current tour. They'll be joined by their EIS labelmates Ovlov and Bad History Month, plus local indie pop band Leapling, making for a pretty good lineup all around.

Spirit Family Reunion, Leland Sundries, Willy Gantrim @ Union Pool
Brooklyn's Spirit Family Reunion are far from the only band to jump on the old timey folk revival bandwagon, but unlike your Lumineers or your Mumfords, they keep the raw aesthetic of those old bands intact as well. For a band who has headlined Bowery Ballroom, tonight's Union Pool show should feel very intimate.

'Comedy Notebook' w/ Colin Quinn, "TV's Frank" Conniff, Liam McEneaney, Carla Rhodes, Andy Shernoff @ Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
This series is a chance to check out comedians working out new material. (Plus, The Dictators' Andy Shernoff. It's free but this show fills up early, get there before 7 PM.

Janeane Garofalo, Adam Wade, Nisse Greenberg @ Union Hall
Tonight's show is part of the "Geeking Out" series that finds actors, musicians, comedians, authors and other notables "shameless nerding out on the bands they love, the celebrities they obsess over and the video games that nearly wore their thumbs to stumps."

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

Check out this week's metal releases at Invisible Oranges.

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