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November 13, 2014

Prince Rama at the Whitney in 2013 (more by Ryan Muir)
Prince Rama

Year of No Light
YONL

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

Special Guest, Prince Rama, Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Mr. Transylvania @ Death By Audio
We don't know who tonight's Special Guest is but DbA has been coming through so far on the "special" part. We do know that Prince Rama will be performing a "special interactive dance performance," and the rest of the bill falls somewhere between weirdo electronics and performance art.

Year of No Light, Oneirogen, Geryon, Psalm Zero @ Saint Vitus
France's Year of No Light have been making very high quality instrumental post-metal since their 2006 debut, yet in all those years they never played the US. That's finally changing on their current tour, which comes to NYC for the first of a two-night run at Saint Vitus tonight. The openers on both nights are different and all of them are killer artists in NYC's experimental metal scene.

Mitski, Johanna Warren, Eskimeaux, Told Slant @ Silent Barn
Mitski's new album, Bury Me At Makeout Creek, is out this week and it combines the strong songwriting she honed on her earlier indie/classical material with distortion-heavy lo-fi rock. It's an excellent mix, and one of the more unique sounding albums to come out of the Brooklyn DIY scene lately. Tonight she kicks off her tour in her hometown, and it's a good bill all around with folk singer Johanna Warren and Epoch Collective bands Eskimeaux and Told Slant who share members.

Cult of Youth, Mommy, Aischrolatreia @ Trans-Pecos
Cult of Youth's neo-folk/post-punk blend only sounds bigger than ever on their brand new album, Final Days. Tonight's a one-off in their hometown to celebrate it.

The Rural Alberta Advantage, July Talk @ Bowery Ballroom
The Rural Alberta Advantage's anthemic and sorta-folky indie rock is in fine form on their new album, Mended with Gold. Tonight their tour with fellow big-sounding Canadian band July Talk hits Bowery Ballroom for its first of two shows at the venue.

Low Fat Getting High, Dead Stars, Black Black, Iska Dhaaf @ Cake Shop
Brooklyn punks Low Fat Getting High have been a regular on the local scene for a while now, and this week they put out their debut LP. They're joined by quality indie rockers Dead Stars to celebrate it tonight.

Boytoy, The Lures, Sly Moth, Young Runner, YJY @ Palisades
Seattle band Lures released their Eponymous debut album last month, dark and surfy like a David Lynch soundtrack. You can stream it below. Headliners Boytoy make superior '90s-ish indie rock.

Buddy Guy, Quinn Sullivan @ BB King Blues Club
Born in Louisiana but schooled on Chicago Blues as part of Muddy Waters' band in the '60s, where he was also a house musician for Chess Records. A true legend.

Cunninlynguists, J-Live, Tonedeff, Pack FM @ Webster Hall
The very prolific Southern rap trio CunninLynguists returned with a new mixtape this year which was another excellent example of their lyrical flow and psychedelic soundscapes.

Seu Jorge @ Blue Note
Best known here in America for acting in City of God and The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (which he scored using only acoustic, Portuguese David Bowie covers), but Brazilian artist Seu Jorge has been making music since the '90s. This is part of his eight-night run at the Blue Note.

The Singles, Banker$, Dennis Cahlo & the Change, and Rally @ Pianos
The Singles were an '00s-era Detroit band who dared not be be garage but power pop, releasing three albums before fizzling out. Frontman Vince Frederick and reactivated the band in Los Angeles with another Detroiter, Nicky Veltman, and just released Look How Fast A Heart Can Break, the first new Singles album in six years.

PAT w/ JD Samson, Amber Valentine @ Union Pool
PAT is JD Samson's dance party "for anyone from anywhere wearing anything and loving whoever they want" and takes over the front and back rooms of Union Pool.

Ray Lamontagne, The Belle Brigade @ Beacon Theatre
Singer/songwriter Ray LaMontagne released the Dan Auerbach-produced album, Supernova, earlier this year and tonight he's on night 2 of his 3-night run at Beacon Theatre.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Mini Mansions @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
This quirky Detroit pop duo are fond of high concepts, elaborate stage shows, and big hooks. Their first of two NYC shows this week.

Friend Roulette, Del Vinicci, Wedding Dress, The Bears @ Shea Stadium
Wedding Dress count Erin Elders of Maps & Atlases and Bobby Burg of Joan of Arc as members, and though you may expect math rock with a resume like that, these guys actually scale back the technicalities in favor of more laid back indie pop. Local chamber pop band Friend Roulette headline the night and they're worth catching too.

Antarctigo Vespucci, Hard Girls, Fleeting, Grand Mariner @ Asbury Lanes
Antarctigo Vespucci is the collaborative project of Fake Problems singer Chris Farren and former Bomb the Music Industry singer Jeff Rosenstock. Their tourmates Hard Girls make superior indie punk, and this is a very cool double bill. Asbury Park tonight, NYC on Saturday.

D.D. Dumbo, Palm Springs, Mechanical River @ Baby's All Right
Australia's D.D. Dumbo, who we caught at Pitchfork Paris, is one of 4AD's newest signees and is a one-man band who runs guitars, drums and woodwinds through a loop pedal to create his heavily layered sound. Tonight's his first public NYC show (following a private show at The Standard last night).

Sam Smith, Tove Lo, Aloe Blacc, A Great Big World, American Authors, Bleachers, Chvrches, Echosmith, Mary Lambert, Vance Joy @ Hammerstein Ballroom
This is VH1's "You Oughta Know" concert that you probably want to avoid but there's at least a few artists of note on there.

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

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November 12, 2014

Sloan @ Music Hall of Williamsburg, 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
SLOAN

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

Sloan @ Bowery Ballroom
Canadian greats did something different on their 11th album, Commonwealth, giving each of the four members a side to do with as they please. It's another winner in one of the strongest discographies of the last 20 years. Tonight is an "evening with Sloan" including an intermission and upwards of 30 songs (including Andrew Scott's 17-minute "Forty-Eight Portraits").

Tim Hecker, Loren Connors, Circuit des Yeux @ The Wick
Fans of experimental music should not miss this excellent triple bill with ambient great Tim Hecker, avant-guitar master Loren Connors (who has worked with Jandek, Alan Licht, Thurston Moore and others) and art pop musician Haley Fohr's Circuit des Yeux project.

Caribou, Jessy Lanza @ Webster Hall
Our Love, Caribou's recent followup to 2010's excellent Swim, is less focused on the pop songs that album was, and instead heavier on the electronics and great in its own way. Tonight's his first of two NYC shows on his tour with Our Love collaborator/Hyperdub-signed Jessy Lanza.

Will Butler @ Baby's All Right
Will Butler of The Arcade Fire (and Academy Award nominee) is currently finishing up his debut solo album. He'll preview some of that tonight at this early, sold-out show.

Orange Cassettes, Ludwig Persik, Cathy @ Baby's All Right
Aughts-era NYC music scene survivors Anton Harmony (aka Radio 4's Anthony Roman) and Mod (of Elefant) have formed a new project called Orange Cassettes whose debut single "Go In The Light" will definitely remind some of the DFA salad days. Tonight's their live debut.

Woolen Men, The Lures, Plates of Cake @ Cake Shop
Portland, OR's Woolen Men have a minimalistic style that owes much to Wire and early Flying Nun, with no extraneous instrumentation getting in the way. They're good and this is your last chance to see them in NYC on this go-round.

Pygmy Shrews, Mike Berdan, Pleasure Industry @ Death by Audio
NYC noisemerchants Pygmy Shrews broke up in 2012 but have reunited to say farewell to Death by Audio. (Streams below.) It's a full night of heavy, bruising punk.

Johnny Marr, Meredith Sheldon @ Gramercy Theatre
Recalling his prolific days with The Smiths, Johnny Marr has banged out two albums in a year's time. They're not at his 1985 peak, but they're not bad either. He's a lot of fun live, and peppers hit sets with oldies -- any chance to see him play "The Headmaster Ritual" is worth considering. His first of two sold-out NYC shows.

Leapling, Celestial Shore, Cake Cricket, Flashlight O @ Shea Stadium
Brooklyn's Celestial Shore will released their new album, Enter Ghost, this week which showcases their ability to mix melody with complex rhythms and arrangements. Tonight's the record release show.

Big Muff Radio, Honduras, Dances, Journalism, Grey Idols @ Silent Barn
Honduras bring a lot of different influences to the table. A little garage, yes, but there's '80s/'90s British indie too. While it may not be anything you haven't exactly heard before, Honnduras write very hooky songs and, as importantly, the bring a real energy to the performance. Their new EP, titled Break, is out now.

Onelinedrawing, Zvl, Mount Gomery, Natural Stranger @ Saint Vitus
Jonah Matranga's been in many bands (Far, New End Original, Gratitude, etc) and he's currently in a band with J. Robbins called Moral Mazes that hearkens back to his heavier '90s sound. But Onelinedrawing is his chance to strip things down, and he'll be in that mode tonight. Onelinedrawing returns to NYC later in the month and J. Robbins will be at that one too.

Electric Youth, Midnight Faces @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
The first time a lot of people heard Electric Youth was probably their collaboration with College, "A Real Hero," which appeared on the Drive soundtrack, but they've since signed to Secretly Canadian and put out their debut album that showed they've still got plenty more of that quality synth pop in them.

Endless Boogie, Zachary Cale, Daniel Bachmann @ Union Pool
This is a cool triple bill with the jammy, perfectly named Endless Boogie, and two very talented acoustic guitar players, Zachary Cale and Daniel Bachmann.

Ray Lamontagne, The Belle Brigade @ Beacon Theatre
Singer/songwriter Ray LaMontagne released the Dan Auerbach-produced album, Supernova, earlier this year and tonight he brings his current tour to Beacon Theatre for his first of three nights here.

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Coastgaard, Teen Men @ Brooklyn Bowl
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah went through some major lineup changes, but main member Alec Ounsworth is still writing catchy indie rock, and we can likely count on some old favorites tonight too.

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.

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November 11, 2014

Joey Bada$$ @ NXNE 2013 (more by David Andrako)
JOEY BADA$$

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

Joey Bada$$, Vince Staples, CJ Fly, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution @ Irving Plaza
19 year old Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$ does a lot of justice to the rap that was coming out of his hometown around the time he was born. Three members of his Pro Era crew are on this bill too, as is Vince Staples who first caught our ears because of his Odd Future and Black Hippy collaborations but has been progressing into his own dark and self-serious artist.

Speedy Ortiz, Hunters, Palehound, Bong Wish @ Death by Audio
Another high-quality show farewell show at Death by Audio, with indie rockers Speedy Ortiz (fresh off dates with Ex Hex) and wild Brooklynites Hunters, both of whom have played DbA many times over the years.

Hamish Kilgour, Woolen Men, EZTV, Cassie Ramone @ Shea Stadium
Portland, OR's Woolen Men have a minimalistic style that owes much to Wire and early Flying Nun, with no extraneous instrumentation getting in the way. They're good. This whole bill is quality, with Flying Nun alumn Hamish Kilgour, the jangly powerpop of EZTV and fomer Vivian Girl / Babies singer Cassie Ramone.

Tele Novella, Sunflower Bean, Sunbears!, Truthers @ Glasslands
Austin's Tele Novella features members of Voxtrot and Agent Ribbons and make music indebted to twangy '60s pop and country. This is their first NYC show.

Beatrice Eli, Beldina, Baba Stiltz, Merely, Mr. Tophat and Art Alfie, Hot Baby Carl (DJ Set) @ Baby's All Right
This is a night called "Sweden Makes Music" featuring an all Scandinavian bill, highlighted by Merely who is signed to Sincerely Yours (the label run by The Tough Alliance). This show is free with RSVP.

Glass Elephant, Wild Leaves, Andrew Cedermark, Nathan Xander @ Knitting Factory
A former member of Titus Andronicus, Andrew Cedermark makes laid-back rock that fits right in on Underwater Peoples (former home of Real Estate).

Circa Survive, Title Fight, Tera Melos @ Best Buy Theater
Circa Survive headline this show, but if you're going we especially recommend catching Title Fight who bring elements of post-hardcore, punk, shoegaze and more into a mix that's been progressing on each new release. Math rockers Tera Melos kick off the night and they're worth seeing too.

Seu Jorge @ Blue Note
Best known here in America for acting in City of God and The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (which he scored using only acoustic, Portuguese David Bowie covers), but Brazilian artist Seu Jorge has been making music since the '90s. This is part of his eight-night run at the Blue Note.

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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November 10, 2014

Stars @ Modern Sky Festival 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Stars

Pampers @ Music Hall of Williamsburg, 2013 (more by Ebru Yildiz)
Pampers

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

Pampers, Honey, New England Patriots, Nandas @ Death by Audio
Pampers and Honey kick off their tours tonight, both band's last shows at DbA (which has less than two weeks left). Pampers' intense art-punk always sounds best at the DIY venue.

Waxahatchee, Allison Crutchfield, Radiator Hospital @ Le Poisson Rouge
Waxahatchee are going on tour with Jenny Lewis and are playing this warm-up show tonight with Swearin's Allison Crutchfield (Katie's twin sister and former PS Eliot/Bad Banana bandmate) and Radiator Hospital (the project of former Waxahatchee bassist Sam Cook). Sold out.

Tame Impala, Delicate Steve @ Beacon Theatre
Australian psych band Tame Impala make an appealing bombast, striking that fine balance between weird and poppy. It's been two years since their breakthrough Lonerisms, but a live album was released earlier this year. You can, of course, see them tonight live in person.

Daniel Lanois, The Antlers, Tinariwen, Lonnie Holley @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple
Musician and megaproducer Daniel Lanois put together this concert, called 'ANTI-Thesis,' featuring a wide range of artists. Says Lanois: "It's a dream come true to welcome artists from different walks of life to share one stage. Let this be the beginning of something that should never stop, music is the universal language."

Robyn Hitchcock @ City Winery
For Robyn Hitchcock's new album, The Man Upstairs, he worked with legendary British folk producer Joe Boyd (Nick Drake, Fairport Convention, Etc). Boyd suggested that Hitchcock make "a Judy Collins album," such as Elektra would have released in in the late '60s, with a mix of originals and covers, all in a spare acoustic style that showcases Hitchcock's skill with the frets and his nicely aged voice. Live, Hitchcock is always entertaining live, with his between-song stories part of the appeal.

Stars, Hey Rosetta! @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
The '80s are apparent on Stars' new album, from the roller-rink cover art to the new wave/electro influence of the songs -- which still have that anthemic sound they're known for -- this time around.

James Vincent McMorrow, Moors @ Town Hall
Initially drawing comparisons to Bon Iver, Irish singer-songwriter took his falsetto-tinged folk in more soulful, ambient electronic directions for his latest album, Post Tropical.

Antemasque @ Rough Trade
Antemasque, the new band from Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler Zavala (At The Drive-In & The Mars Volta), just played Brooklyn Bowl and Bowery Ballroom, and now have added a free show at Rough Trade, no purchase required.

Nels Cline Singers @ Rough Trade
Best known these days for being in Wilco, Nels Cline's guitar talents are many-fold. Tonight he performs two sets with his free-jazz instrumental trio, Nels Cline Singers.

Seu Jorge @ Blue Note
Best known here in America for acting in City of God and The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (which he scored using only acoustic, Portuguese David Bowie covers), but Brazilian artist Seu Jorge has been making music since the '90s. This is part of his eight-night run at the Blue Note.

FKA Twigs, Boots @ Warsaw
With her modern update of trip hop, FKA Twigs has been a fast riser with her debut album receiving pretty much across-the-board accolades. She's quite the dancer, too.

Night Train @ Littlefield
Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams guest host tonight, with sets from comedians Byron Bowers, Matteo Lane, Shakir Standley, and Alingon Mitra.

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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November 9, 2014

Tame Impala @ T5 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
TAME IMPALA

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

SScreaming Females, Pujol, Shellshag, "Special Guest" @ Death by Audio
As most people guessed, Screaming Females are now officially announced as playing tonight's DbA show with tourmates Pujol and Shellshag... but there's still another special guest we hear.


Tame Impala, Delicate Steve @ Beacon Theatre
Australian psych band Tame Impala make an appealing bombast, striking that fine balance between weird and poppy. It's been two years since their breakthrough Lonerisms, but a live album was released earlier this year. You can, of course, see them tonight and Monday at Beacon Theatre.

ANTEMASQUE, Le Butcherettes @ Bowery Ballroom
It wasn't long ago that The Mars Volta broke up and At the Drive-In's reunion ended, leaving co-leaders Cedric Bixler-Zavala going solo and Omar Rodriguez Lopez working with new band Bosnian Rainbows. Well now Cedric and Omar are back together where they belong with a new band, Antemasque, and on bass they're joined by none other than the very busy Red Hot Chili Peppers/Atoms for Peace bass master Flea. Le Butcherettes, whose album featured production and bass playing from Omar and whose singer Teri Gender Bender was in Bosnian Rainbows with Omar, open the show.

Honduras, LOCALS, Truthers @ Cameo
Honduras bring a lot of different influences to the table. A little garage, yes, but there's '80s/'90s British indie too. While it may not be anything you haven't exactly heard before, Honnduras write very hooky songs and, as importantly, the bring a real energy to the performance. Their new EP, titled Break, is out now.

Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, Michael Ian Black, Brandon Wardell @ Gramercy Theatre
Part of the NY Comedy Festival, Bob is on tour promoting his new book, A Load of Hooey (which you get a copy of with your ticket). He'll be reading from it tonight, plus "screening videos, and giving a talk about some highlights of his comedy career." Odenkirk's Mr Show co-creator David Cross is on the bill too, as is Michael Ian Black and Brandon Wardell.

High Waisted, Las Rosas, The Mystery Lights @ Kings County Saloon
This afternoon "La-La-La-Luau!!" at Kings County Saloon (1 Knickerbocker Ave) offers up a host of quality psych/garage/surf plus "traditional luau cuisine." $30 at the door but includes food and drink.

Versus, Thalia Zedek, Antietam, The Rogers Sisters, Cynthia Nelson, Tara Jane O'Neil @ Rough Trade
This is a memorial benefit for Letha Rodman Melchior who lost her battle with cancer last month, featuring a host of great indie rock, including Merge artists Versus and recently reformed '00s-era Brooklyn band Rogers Sisters.

Gruff Rhys @ Baby's All Right
A busy busy man, Gruff Rhys stays creative (and relevant) through all his various musical endeavors (Super Furry Animals, Neon Neon, etc). For his new album American Interiorretraces steps taken by Welsh settler John Evans. Fond of props, humor and other gizmos, Gruff never lets that stuff get in the way of his songs. One of the greats. This noon show (11:30 AM doors) is free and all ages with a signing afterwards.

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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November 8, 2014

Gruff Rhys @ BVSXSW (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Gruff

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

Gruff Rhys, Terribly Yours @ Baby's All Right
A busy busy man, Gruff Rhys stays creative (and relevant) through all his various musical endeavors (Super Furry Animals, Neon Neon, etc). For his new album American Interior retraces steps taken by Welsh settler John Evans. Fond of props, humor and other gizmos, Gruff never lets it get in the way of his songs. One of the greats.

Gruff Rhys 'American Interior' screening @ Videology
American Interior is also a film (with a puppet playing the part of John Evans) which is making its NYC premiere at this BV-presented free screening. Gruff will be there to introduce the film which starts at 5PM SHARP. (RSVP.) Please arrive early, admittance based on capacity (Videology is not that big).

Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival
The multi-venue BEMF wraps up tonight with Chris Malinchak, Little Boots (solo live), Shift K3Y and more at MHOW; Dorian Concept, Machinedrum and Lee Bannon at Villain; Damian Lazarus and more at Verboten; Aeroplane and more at Cameo; Fort Romeau, Martyn (live) and more at Glasslands; Prefuse 73 and more at Baby's; and Eats Everything and more at Output. Omar S and others play an official afterparty at a TBA location.

Dean Wareham (Galaxie 500/Luna), Tom Verlaine (of Television), Martin Rev (of Suicide), Eleanor Friedberger (The Fiery Furnaces), Bradford Cox (Deerhunter/Atlas Sound) @ BAM
Presented by The Andy Warhol Museum (which turns 20 this year) and Dean Wareham, this three-day event comprises 15 never-before-seen films captured by Andy Warhol between 1963 and 1968 on his original 16mm Bolex camera, scored (and performed live) by Bradford Cox, Eleanor Friedberger, Martin Rev, Tom Verlaine and Wareham. This is the final night.

The Dismemberment Plan, Priests @ Bowery Ballroom
Reunited post-hardcore/indie rock veterans The Dismemberment Plan are keeping at it, and will be going on another tour this year. If you're going tonight, don't miss opener Priests who bring the fury.

ANTEMASQUE (mbrs of At the Drive In + Mars Volta), Le Butcherettes @ Brooklyn Bowl
It wasn't long ago that The Mars Volta broke up and At the Drive-In's reunion ended, leaving co-leaders Cedric Bixler-Zavala going solo and Omar Rodriguez Lopez working with new band Bosnian Rainbows. Well now Cedric and Omar are back together where they belong with a new band, Antemasque, and on bass they're joined by none other than the very busy Red Hot Chili Peppers/Atoms for Peace bass master Flea. Le Butcherettes, whose album featured production and bass playing from Omar and whose singer Teri Gender Bender was in Bosnian Rainbows with Omar, open the show.

Restorations, Joe Sib @ Mercury Lounge
The coincidental (?) Mercury Lounge and BK Bazaar punk fest continues tonight, but this time the set times are a little nicer to us. After comedian Joe Sib, the only band on this bill goes on at 8:30, and it's Restorations whose new album is an excellent take on gruff punk vocals meeting heartland/blue collar rock. If you're a fan of Lucero, The Hold Steady, Hot Water Music and Bruce Springsteen, don't miss this show.

Iron Chic, Beach Slang, Blessed State, Collect Yourself @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
And the Restorations show, the timing couldn't be more perfect to head to BK Bazaar (music goes from 9 PM-1AMish) which also has a killer lineup. It includes the rough, beery and joyful punk of Iron Chic, the yell-the-night-away anthems of Beach Slang and '80s/'90s post-hardcore devotees Blessed State.

Mark Lanegan, Cobra Verde, Lyenn @ Marlin Room at Webster Hall
Former Screaming Trees frontman Mark Lanegan goes in a synthier direction than you might expect on his new album, Phantom Radio, but his dark, minor chord songwriting style -- and smoky vocals -- remain constant. Opening tonight are long-running Ohio band (and onetime most of Guided by Voices) Cobra Verde.

White Mice, Doomsday Student, Child Bite, Burnt Skull, Necking @ Death By Audio
Providence, RI's weirdest theatrical slingers of doomy industrial noise, White Mice are heading to Brooklyn just to play one of DbA's final shows. Also on the bill are Austin's Burnt Skull who are making their NYC live debut at this show. This should be a wild one.

Saintseneca, LVL UP, Palm @ Glasslands
While "indie folk" tends to actually mean "mainstream folk" as of late, Saintseneca come from DIY roots and bring it back to the sounds of Neutral Milk Hotel, early Arcade Fire, and Fleet Foxes. Support comes from two local crunchy indie rock bands, LVL UP and Palm.

Joey Bada$$, CJ Fly, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution @ Irving Plaza
Nineteen-year-old Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$ does a lot of justice to the rap that was coming out of his hometown around the time he was born. Three members of his Pro Era crew round out this bill. (Vince Staples was also supposed to play but no longer appears to be listed. He's still listed for night 2 at Irving [11/11] as of now though.)

Grifters, Turn To Crime @ Mercury Lounge
Not unlike Guided by Voices, Memphis indie rock greats mixed a love of '60s pop with low-fi aesthetics to make some of the great records of the Clinton era. The band reformed last after 17 years off, and NYC's getting two shows, this being the second.

Alvvays, Absolutely Free, Baked @ Rough Trade
Oh, Canada! Two very different but equally good bands from the Great White North play Rough Trade tonight: Alvvays who make jangly indiepop; and Absolutely Free who are ex DD/MM/YYYY and are on the krautrock tip (fans of Caribou's Andorra take note).

Dream Police, Pampers, Running, Aced @ Saint Vitus
The Men quickly changed from a dark, heavy punk band to a country rock band, and now two of its members (Mark Perro and Nick Chiericozzi) are going in a very different direction with their other project Dream Police (gothy electro). This is a pretty killer bill all around, with the poisoned artpunk of Pampers and Chicago's Running.

TV Girl, MillionYoung, Fielded @ Shea Stadium
TV Girl released the highly-underrated French Exit earlier this year which is a nice mix of indie pop, an early '90s/Daisy Age approach to sampling/beats, and a highly cynical lyrical view of relationships. They don't make it to the East Coast very often.

Shady Hawkins, Aye Nako, Gay Panic, Phantom Rides, Alice @ Silent Barn
Aye Nako's amped up rhythms (thanks to a ferocious drummer) and sugary guitar melodies recall the heyday of pop punk, before the genre was taken over by jet-black bangs and neon t-shirts. This also marks the final show for Shady Hawkins.

FKA Twigs, Boots @ Terminal 5
With her modern update of trip hop, FKA Twigs has been a fast riser with her debut album receiving pretty much across-the-board accolades. She's quite the dancer, too.

Screaming Females, Pujol @ Asbury Lanes
This joint tour hits Screaming Females home turf (well, NJ); underrated Nasville garage rockers Pujol open.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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November 7, 2014

The Menzingers in Chicago in June (more by Jeff Ryan)
The Menzingers

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

Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival
The multi-venue BEMF continues tonight with Booka Shade and more at MHOW; Allesandro Cortini, Bitchin Bajas and more at Villain (early); Universal Cell Unlock and more at Villain (late); DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist playing from Afrika Bambaataa's collection at Verboten (early); The Gaslamp Killer and special guests at Verboten (late); Pinch and more at Glasslands; Lindsay Lowend and more at Baby's; and Route 94 and Todd Edwards at Output.

Waxahatchee, Allison Crutchfield, Radiator Hospital @ Asbury Lanes
Katie Crutchfield's band Waxahatchee should have a new album in 2015 and you can get an early taste as they're trying out new songs on this currently tour. Support comes from Swearin's Allison Crutchfield (Katie's twin sister) and Radiator Hospital (the project of former Waxahatchee bassist Sam Cook-Parrott).

Dean Wareham, Tom Verlaine, Martin Rev, Eleanor Friedberger, Bradford Cox @ BAM
Presented by The Andy Warhol Museum (which turns 20 this year) and Dean Wareham, this three-day event comprises 15 never-before-seen films captured by Andy Warhol between 1963 and 1968 on his original 16mm Bolex camera, scored (and performed live) by Bradford Cox, Eleanor Friedberger, Martin Rev, Tom Verlaine and Wareham.

The Menzingers, Spraynard, Captain We're Sinking, Pale Angels, DJ Gravves @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
This is the first night of a stacked punk weekend at Brooklyn Night Bazaar with an all around killer lineup. Headliners The Menzingers had a pretty big boost in their career this year thanks to their '90s alt-rock-inspired new album, Spraynard returned after a 2 year absence this year and have been playing non-stop since, Captain We're Sinking is fronted by the brother of one of the Menzingers singers and have a similar take on punk rock songwriting, and Pale Angels (who do or once did have Mikey Erg on drums) make ripping garage punk.

PUP, Chumped, Typefighter @ Mercury Lounge
A show that's in pretty tough competition with the BK Bazaar show goes down at Mercury Lounge. This one's got Canada's anthemic PUP, Brooklyn real-deal pop punks, and DC's folky and punky (but not folk punk) Typefighter. This one's got a 10:30 start, with BK Bazaar going from 9-1 maybe it's possible to catch some of both?

Excepter, Music Blues, The Dreebs, Running, Dog @ Death By Audio
Tonight's full of experimental sounds, headlined by longrunning Brooklyn outfit Excepter, shoegazy trio Dreebs, Music Blues (members of Harvey Milk, Uniform, UOA), and grimy Chicago punks Running.

Grifters, Turn To Crime @ Glasslands
Not unlike Guided by Voices, Memphis indie rock greats mixed a love of '60s pop with low-fi aesthetics to make some of the great records of the Clinton era. The band reformed last after 17 years off, and NYC's getting two shows, this being the first.

Peter Hook & The Light @ Irving Plaza
While we'd just as soon Hook and the rest of New Order (perfect) kiss and make up, tonight the low-slung bassist is here with his band performing New Order's Low-Life and Brotherhood in full, plus a few Joy Division songs. Fans of those LP's deep cuts like Low-Life's "Sunrise" or "Sooner Than You Think" or the first side of Brotherhood, might wanna go just to hear these played live. Maybe?

New York Comedy Festival
Laughter invades NYC the day we might need it post (post midterm elections), with a host of big-league talent and venues all over the city. Friday offers up Kevin Barnett, Marc Maron, Amy Schumer, Hannibal Buress, Aparna Nacheria, an edition of The Corrigan Show, and more. Check the NYCF schedule for ticket availability.

James McMurtry, Jonny Burke @ Mercury Lounge
Discovered by John Mellencamp in the '80s, McMurty is as much a storyteller as a songwriter, but he's got a way with a hook too. His talky delivery has aged well.

Young Ejecta, Eaves, Tele/visions, Best Friend, Nirvanus @ Palisades
Joel Ford and Leanne Macomber have added a qualifier to their collaboration's name, now calling themselves Young Ejecta. Pretty much everything is the same -- same synthpop sound and Macomber's lack of clothing in promotional pictures.

Cold Specks, Eddi Front, Sun Nectar @ Rough Trade
Canadian goth-inflected soul songwriter Cold Specks released her new album Neuroplasticity back in August which on August 25, including two songs that feature Swans Michael Gira. Her live show is where she really shines.

Benjamin Booker, Blank Range @ Baby's All Right
Benjamin Booker makes soulful blues/garage rock and tonight concludes a two-night stand in NYC on his tour with Blank Range.

Weedeater, Lazer/Wulf, Full of Hell @ Saint Vitus
The crushing triple-billed tour of stoner doomers Weedeater, hardcore rippers Full of Hell and the proggy Lazer/Wulf hits Saint Vitus tonight. Metallic hardcore locals Tiger Flowers will add excellent support.

Body/Head (Kim Gordon & Bill Nace), Nate Young (Regression Nightmare), Vanessa Rossetto @ Union Pool
This is a great double bill of noise rock with Kim Gordon and Bill Nace's experimental guitar-led duo Body/Head and Wolf Eyes' Nate Young's band Regression Nightmare. The second of two nights at Union Pool.

Trentemoller @ Webster Hall
Danish producer Trentemoller released a new remix album, Lost Reworks (remixes of tracks from his 2013 LP Lost), in September and is back for a second tour of North America this year.

Jefferson Starship @ The Paramount
The current Jefferson Starship, led by co-founder Paul Kantner, is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the band on this tour. Go for '70s style prog rock -- if you're looking to get knee deep in the hoopla, you're gonna be disappointed.

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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November 6, 2014

Woods at Austin Psych Fest 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
Woods

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

Death by Art @ Death by Audio
For the last 16 days of it's existence, DIY space Death by Audio will host an art instalation all over the premises, including what used to be the DbA pedal shop and other areas you may not have known existed. Tonight's the official opening, starts at 8 PM and is free.

Woods, Nonhorse, Lame Drivers, Woolen Men @ Death By Audio
Meanwhile in the show space (there's art there too), it's another killer #ripdba show, headlined by Woods. Go early and catch Portland's excellent Woolen Men. Go early also because it will sell out.

Deerhoof, Trans Am, White Reaper @ Baby's All Right
Celebrating their 20th year as a band and the release of another strong album (La Isla Bonita), Deerhoof remain an arty indie rock dynamo live. This is their final of three consecutive nights at Baby's and the one with arguably the most interesting openers. Sold out.

Dean Wareham, Tom Verlaine, Martin Rev, Eleanor Friedberger, Bradford Cox @ BAM
Presented by The Andy Warhol Museum (which turns 20 this year) and Dean Wareham, this three-day event comprises 15 never-before-seen films captured by Andy Warhol between 1963 and 1968 on his original 16mm Bolex camera, scored (and performed live) by Bradford Cox, Eleanor Friedberger, Martin Rev, Tom Verlaine and Wareham.

Kimbra, Empress Of @ Bowery Ballroom
Kimbra quickly escalated from only being known (in the US) as the other singer on that omnipresent Gotye song to someone who could headline some pretty large rooms. She recently released her first album since that newfound success, The Golden Echo, which features contributions from The Mars Volta's Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, Dirty Projectors' Dave Longstreth and others.

Stevie Wonder (performing "Songs in the Key of Life") @ Madison Square Garden
Steve Wonder's 1976 double album Songs in the Key of Life contains some of his best-loved songs -- "Sir Duke," "I Wish," "Isn't She Lovely," "As" -- and he'll be performing the album live tonight, the kickoff show for his fall tour.

Avi Buffalo, High Highs @ Mercury Lounge
After taking time off for life stuff, Avi Buffalo is back with his second album, At Best Cuckold, which is another charming, cleverly arranged dose of acoustic-y indiepop.

Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival
Tonight begins the 3-day multi-venue Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival with two shows: Manik at Kinfolk and Move D, Reagenz, Forma and more at Output.

New York Comedy Festival
Laughter invades NYC the day we might need it post (post midterm elections), with a host of big-league talent and venues all over the city. Thursday's offerings include shows with Jim Gaffigan, Tig Notaro, Bridget Everett, Pete Holmes,Sasheer Zamata and more. Check the NYCF schedule for ticket availability.

Jenny Lewis, Girlpool @ The Space At Westbury
Jenny Lewis is on the road supporting her quality new solo record, and the former Rilo Kiley singer's been working in a few cuts from her old band too. Opening the show is young and rising LA duo Girlpool, who made a big impact on NYC during CMJ.

Dean Blunt, Gobby, Loren Connors @ The Studio At Webster Hall
Electronic musician Dean Blunt makes a ton of different sounds on his new album Black Metal, which came out this week on Rough Trade. Tonight's got a good lineup of fellow electronic musician Gobby and avant-guitarist Loren Connors.

PC Worship, Horse Lords, Voice Coils @ Trans-Pecos
This is a great bill with local noise rockers PC Worship, skronky Baltimore experimentalists Horse Lords, and proggy local collective Voice Coils (mems, Mitski, Roomrunner, Extra Life, Porches, more).

Body/Head, Nate Young's Regression Nightmare, Steven Baczkowski @ Union Pool
This is a great double bill of noise rock with Kim Gordon and Bill Nace's experimental guitar-led duo Body/Head and Wolf Eyes' Nate Young's band Regression Nightmare. They do it again tomorrow too.

Ben Sollee @ City Winery
Cellist and singer-songwriter Ben Sollee is due for a new album soon (his last proper album was 2012's Half Made Man). Until then, enjoy his genre-bending songwriting tonight.

Fool's Gold Anniversary Party @ Webster Hall
A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs' electornic/hip hop label Fool's Gold are celebrating their 7th birthday at tonight's show which doubles as one of Just Blaze's House parties. Veteran rapper/actor/NBA player/sports agent/writer/producer/director Master P is on the bill, along with Rowdy Rebel, Brenmar and a bunch of others.

Alberich, Work/Death, Gordon Ashworth, Negation @ Saint Vitus
Industrial/power electronics wiz Alberich makes quite devastating noise, and it's even more so at the live shows.

Gesaffelstein, JDH & Dave P @ Terminal 5
Parisian producer just keeps getting bigger and bigger, probably because he knows how to bring the party which he'll do at T5 tonight.

Benjamin Booker, Blank Range @ Mercury Lounge
Benjamin Booker makes soulful blues/garage rock and tonight begins a two-night stand in NYC on his tour with Blank Range.

Wave Racer, Louis Futon, Seventh Wonder, Powerslug, Alex English @ Verboten
This bill is loaded with dance acts, headlined by Wave Racer who's kind of the Australian version of Rustie with his maximal but highly melodic take on dubstep and trap.

Suicide Girls @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
The Suicide Girls are currently on their 'Blackheart Burlesque Tour' which first hit NYC on Halloween and now returns tonight at MHOW.

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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November 5, 2014

Jenny Lewis at ACL 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
Jenny Lewis

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

Jenny Lewis, Girlpool @ Terminal 5
Jenny Lewis is on the road supporting her quality new solo record, and the former Rilo Kiley singer's been working in a few cuts from her old band too. Opening the show is young and rising LA duo Girlpool, who made a big impact on NYC during CMJ. Tonight's sold out, and the same lineup plays a Long Island show tomorrow too.

The xx @ Guggenheim Museum
Following The xx's 25 shows for 40 people each in NYC in March, the band's performance tonight is another unconventional one. It's part of the Guggenheim International Gala benefit, which is sold out.

Deerhoof, Assembly, Zannie Owens w/ Mount Yucca @ Baby's All Right
Celebrating their 20th year as a band and the release of another strong album (La Isla Bonita), Deerhoof remain an arty indie rock dynamo live. This is their second of three consecutive nights at Baby's.

Black Pus, Ryan Sawyer, Skimask, Lair, Bugs & Rats @ Death by Audio
You're running out of chances to visit DbA before it closes later this month. Here's a fine opportunity for that and a night of experimental noise, headlined by Black Pus, aka Lightning Bolt drummer Brian Chippendale.

The People's Temple, Sharkmuffin, Kissing Is A Crime, Beechwood @ Glasslands
Lansing, MI band The People's Temple released Musical Garden earlier this year, which is arguably their best offering to date, mixing their established garage-psych influences with solid musicianship and songwriting.

New York Comedy Festival
Laughter invades NYC the day we might need it post (post midterm elections), with a host of big-league talent and venues all over the city. Wednesday's offerings include Kyle Kinane at Union Pool, Time Out's "Women of Comedy" at Le Poisson Rouge, and "Race Wars" at the Comedy Cellar with Kurt Metzger, Sherrod Small, Dave Attell, Artie Lange and more. Check the NYCF schedule for ticket availability.

Stand Up for Heroes @ Madison Square Garden
The biggest event at NYCF is this big benefit show featuring Bruce Springsteen and comedic talent includes Louis CK, John Mulaney, and John Oliver, plus NBC's Brian Williams and more "surprise guests" to be announced.

Lucero @ Bowery Ballroom
It's the final night of Lucero's 3-night run at Bowery Ballroom which finds the country punk band playing a stripped down set, taking a cigarette and whiskey break, and returning for the full-band rowdy stuff.

Frankie Cosmos, Little Big League, LVL UP, Eskimeaux @ Shea Stadium
It's the record release show for Philly indie rockers Little Big League, who just put out their very solid sophomore LP on Run for Cover (and will unfortunately not be playing shows for a while after this and Friday's Philly show). The rest of the bill is also not to miss -- twee popster Frankie Cosmos is headlining, Eskimeaux (Gabby of Frankie's band) is opening, and crunchy trad-style indie rockers LVL UP round out the bill.

Chrissie Hynde @ Beacon Theatre
Though some may say The Pretenders have been Chrissie Hynde's solo project for a while now, she put out what's technically her first-ever solo record this year and brings her tour in support of it to NYC tonight. You can count on hearing plenty Pretenders classics too.

Nude Beach, Honey, Nandas @ Mercury Lounge
Nude Beach have a new record out on Don Giovanni calld 77 which is more of their late '70s-style power pop. Tonight's the release show and two heavier punk bands provide support.

Wolvhammer, Mortals, Mongrel @ The Acheron
It's a good and diverse double bill of metal with the blackened Wolvhammer and sludgy genre-crossers Mortals.

The Magician , JDH & Dave P @ Output
FIXED is presenting tonight's show at Output, and it's a good one with Belgian DJ and former Aeroplane member The Magician. FIXED regulars JDH & Dave P are on board too.

Big Terrific @ Cameo Gallery
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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November 4, 2014

Mac DeMarco @ ACL 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
Mac DeMarco

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

Mac DeMarco, Connan Mockasin, King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard @ Terminal 5
Three live acts who are rarely called boring, this show holds the possibilities of all sorts of hijinks. Will the evening end with all three bands jamming together shirtless? We'd bet a dollar on it.

Deerhoof, Xenia Rubinos, Tim Barnes @ Baby's All Right
Celebrating their 20th year as a band and the release of another strong album (La Isla Bonita), Deerhoof remain an arty indie rock dynamo live. This is their first of three consecutive nights at Baby's.

Coasting, Reading Rainbow, The Ar-Kaics, Roya @ Death by Audio
A couple two-piece band reunions tonight including Coasting (who haven't played in a few years), and Bleeding Rainbow in their original guitar/drums "Reading Rainbow" mode.

Joe Budden, Emilio Rojas @ SOB's
Joell Ortiz recently hit SOB's to celebrate a solo release, and now his fellow Slaughterhouse member Joe Budden will do the same for his Some Love Lost EP which comes out today.

TTNG, Emma Ruth Rundle, Mylets @ The Studio at Webster Hall
It's an all Sargent House night with the math rock of TTNG and Mylets along with the dark songs of Marriags/Nocturnes/Red Sparrowes member Emma Ruth Rundle, who put out an excellent solo album this year.

Lucero @ Bowery Ballroom
Country punk greats Lucero continue their 3-night run at Bowery Ballroom tonight which will have them opening with an acoustic set and then getting rowdy for a full-band set. Let's hope the bar stocked up on whiskey.

Mavis Staples @ Alice Tully Hall
Gospel legend Mavis Staples plays selections from her acclaimed album One True Vine. Part of Lincoln Center's White Light Festival.

Terry Riley's "In C" (50th birthday concert) @ Le Poisson Rouge
Modern composer Terry Reilly celebrates the 50th anniversary of his 1964 piece "In C" which will be performed tonight by members of Ensemble LPR, Hotel Elefant and other musicians.

Highasakite, Count This Penny, Samantha Harlow, Joseph, Caleb Hawley, Michael Daves @ Rockwood Music Hall
Norwegian band Highasakite, who were to headline this three-stage takeover of Rockwood by the folks at Communion, had to cancel at last minute.

It's also Election Day, please get out there and vote!

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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