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May 19, 2015

photo: Courtney Barnett @ SXSW 2015 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Courtney Barnett, Chastity Belt, Darren Hanlon @ Bowery Ballroom
With a terrific new album and charmingly awesome live show, it's no wonder Courtney Barnett sold out three nights at Bowery Ballroom. If you're going, be sure to get there for Seattle's Chastity Belt and onetime Lucksmith member Darren Hanlon.

Mastodon, Clutch, Graveyard @ Central Park SummerStage
If you like your metal more on the "heavy rock" side, this is a pretty amazing triple bill all around. Mastodon and Clutch are the co-headliners, and we're told we can "expect surprises" from them. They've collaborated on stage before, so maybe that will happen again tonight?

Peter Gordon & Love of Life Orchestra, Michael Beharie, Diamond Terrifier, VHVL, Das Audit, Blue Jazz TV @ Baby's All Right
Watched over by saxaphonist Peter Gordon, Love of Life Orchestra has, over the years, counted Laurie Anderson and the later Arthur Russell as members. The current lineup -- which includes Gavin Russom and OG lineup trombonist Peter Zummo -- will be playing Arthur Russell instrumentals tonight.

Ufomammut, Usnea @ Saint Vitus
Italy's Ufomammut have been making killer psychedelic doom for over a decade, and this year's Ecate on Neurot is another excellent addition to their catalog. Despite their long-running career though, they've never gone on a North American tour until now. Portland's Relapse-signed doomers Usnea are opening.

FKA twigs @ Brooklyn Hangar
FKA twigs has always incorporated dance and fashion into her persona, but apparently these three shows at Brooklyn Hanger are going to be more that a concert. Titled "Congregata," she says they're "an insight into my mind, my roots, my inspirations. a swelling conceptual performance using dance, performance and my music to date to create a world that I want you to share with me." Wearing Alexander McQueen and armed with 10 dancers and a wall of lasers, this two-hour performance piece is visually stunning. Sold out.

Drowners, July Talk, Slothrust @ Brooklyn Bowl
Not a bad triple bill of poppy indie rock, featuring the Strokes-meet-Britpop sounds of The Drowners, Toronto's July Talk, and  neo-grungers Slothrust.

Jon Fine, Ted Leo @ McNally Jackson
Onetime guitarist for Bitch Magnet (now editor of Inc. magazine), Jon Fine will talk with Ted Leo about his new memoir, YOUR BAND SUCKS: What I Saw At Indie Rock's Failed Revolution (But Can No Longer Hear). 6:30 PM, free.

Michael Che @ Knitting Factory
Having just finished his first year as co-anchor of SNL's "Weekend Update," the very funny Michael Che celebrates his birthday tonight. Special guests are promised, we're hoping for Riblet.

Violent Femmes @ Rough Trade (2 shows)
They're about to go on a summer tour of outdoor amphitheaters with Primus and Barenaked Ladies, but  Violent Femmes play the much more intimate Rough Trade tonight. The late show is sold out but you can still get into the early show by purchasing their new EP at the store.

LODRO, Gold Dime, Air Waves, Shop Talk @ Silent Barn
Some very good local bands play this show, including the dark, bluesy LODRO, Gold Dime (featuring members of Talk Normal and Dreebs), and underrated Air Waves.

Jane's Addiction, A Place to Bury Strangers @ The Capital Theatre
Veteran alt-rock outfit Jane's Addiction are playing their 1988 major label debut, Nothing's Shocking, and if you're going, do check out longtime Brooklyn noisemakers/guitarthrowers A Place to Bury Strangers.

Sam Cook-Parrot, Matthew Milia, Tall Juan @ 603 Upstairs
Radiator Hospital's Sam Cook-Parrot will be playing his band's songs solo at this DIY spot, with support from Frontier Ruckus' Milia, and The Beet's Tall Juan

Crown the Invisible, The New Lines, Balancer, Monuments @ Union Pool
Brooklyn shoegazers Crown the Invisible celebrate the release of their new album, Aporia Daze, tonight. (Stream the album below.) They play with excellent baroque psych band The New Lines.

Jason Isbell, Craig Finn @ The Space at Westbury
It's a double bill of two quality songwriters: former Drive-By Trucker Jason Isbell and Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn. They do it again tomorrow at The Cap too.

Laura Cantrell, The Human Hearts @ Union Hall
Singer, songwriter and former WFMU DJ Laura Cantrell is playing Union Hall every Tuesday in May. The "Springtime Songbook" residency promises "country and folk music for urbanites." Also on the bill are The Human Hearts, led by terrific songwriter and indie mainstay Franklin Bruno.

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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May 17, 2015

photo: FKA Twigs @ Webtster Hall (more by Amanda Hatfield)
FKA TWIGS

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

FKA twigs @ Brooklyn Hangar
FKA twigs has always incorporated dance and fashion into her persona, but apparently these three shows at Brooklyn Hanger are going to be more that a concert. Titled "Congregata," she says they're "an insight into my mind, my roots, my inspirations. a swelling conceptual performance using dance, performance and my music to date to create a world that I want you to share with me." Wearing Alexander McQueen and armed with 10 dancers, this two-hour performance piece should be something. Sold out.

Skate & Surf Festival @ Asbury Park Oceanfront
Skate & Surf may have gotten the rep as being a strictly pop punk festival, but it's more diverse than that and this year's lineup is pretty impressive. Among the big names on today's bill are Jersey heartland punks The Gaslight Anthem and the grungy Manchester Orchestra, and elsewhere there's recently-reunited late '90s emo/punk bands Small Brown Bike and Hot Rod Circuit, recently-reunited post-hardcore/metalcore bands Poison the Well and From Autumn to Ashes, cathartic rockers Beach Slang, the dead-serious post-rocky Pianos Become the Teeth, killer noisy/melodic indie rockers Cloud Nothings, the youthful nasal-voiced Front Bottoms and Modern Baseball, and still many more.

Black N' Blue Bowl @ Webster Hall
While Skate & Surf goes down just outside of NYC, a different kind of punk festival goes down right in the heart of the city. Today's lineup includes a reunion from Revelation Records hardcore boundary pushers Burn, another reunion from crossover thrash vets Crumbsuckers, hardcore lifers Sick Of It All, Boston traditionalists The Rival Mob, Dave Smalley (performing Dag Nasty, All and Down By Law), and many more.

Patti Smith, Loudon Wainwright, Kaki King, Nicole Atkins & more @ City Winery
NYC punk legend Patti Smith, singer/songwriter Loudon Wainwright, guitar great Kaki King and more come together for this Nepal benefit which Patti's daughter Jesse organized.

Dorthia Cottrell, Nate Hall, Serpentskirt @ Acheron
With Windhand, Dorthia Cottrell makes crushing melodic doom, but on her own she favors an acoustic guitar over walls of distortion, and makes something closer to psychedelic folk. Her tour with Nate Hall of US Christmas hits NYC tonight.

Frankie Cosmos, Gingerlys, Lost Boy? @ Brooklyn Bow Wow
Brooklyn Bow Wow is a doggy day care, and they're describing tonight's show as "a first ever pups & humans concert." They add, "there will be a bar and plenty of pooches to jam out with." Twee folk singer Frankie Cosmos headlines.

Ende Tymes Festival @ Outpost Artists Resources
NYC's "festival of noise and abstract liberation" wraps up tonight with Jeff Donaldson, Long Distance Poison with Jonas Bers, Kyle Eyre Clyd, Gen Ken Montgomery, and many more.

Mandolin Orange, Leif Vollebekk @ City Winery
Old-timey folk/country/bluegrass duo Mandolin Orange team up with underrated Canadian singer/songwriter Leif Vollebekk for this quality double bill.

Jay Z @ Terminal 5
This is Jay Z's second of two shows this week at Terminal 5, a very small venue for a guy who's played multiple nights in a row at Barclays Center. And on top of that, he's promising old songs and deep cuts that he doesn't play live often, which is a pretty amazing treat for a guy with twelve albums ranging from good to great, who usually does hits-filled setlists. The only way in was to enter through TIDAL's contest which is now closed.

EMEFE, Will Butler (DJ Set), The Rad Trads @ Baby's All Right
NYC band EMEFE make widescreen funk-pop that sounds a bit like if Talking Heads got their start at Minneapolis' First Avenue instead of CBGB. Their just-released eponymous LP is a concept album based on French Revolution-era writer Jacques Lusseyran's book And There Was Light (stream it below), and they celebrate tonight. Arcade Fire's Will Butler is your DJ.

And The Kids @ Elvis Guesthouse
Boston-area band And The Kids make what they call "accessible unconscious existential indie glitter popsicle crisis music." You can hear exactly what that sounds like on their debut album, Turn To Each Other (streaming below), and at Elvis Guesthouse tonight.

Miho Hatori, Zulu P, Diamond Terrifer/M. Beharie DJs @ 'The Maze' at SELECT Art Fair
Ever wanted to see a bunch of bands play inside a giant maze on the roof of the former Dia Center building? Well you're in luck, as the You Are Here Festival does just that. It's part of the SELECT Art Fair, and tonight's headlined by Cibo Matto's Miho Matori.

American Nightmare, Sick Feeling @ Saint Vitus
Missed American Nightmare at Skate and Surf this weekend? Don't miss this just announced intimate Brooklyn show!

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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May 16, 2015

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Today's the Brooklyn Flea Record Fair, presented by Red Bull Music Academy and happening at Smorgasburg will Williamsburg. As mentioned, there will be DJs spinning from 1-5 PM and here's the schedule:

1-1:45pm Matt Werth (RVNG Intl.)
1:45 - 2:30pm Jefre Cantu-Ledesma (Mexican Summer)
2:30 - 3:15pm Jack Tatum (Wild Nothing)
3:15-4pm Justin Miller (Have A Killer Time)
4-5pm Eamon Harkin (Mister Saturday Night)
If you've never been, the Brooklyn Flea Record Fair goes till 6 PM has 50 tables from independent labels (DFA, Mexican Summer, Kanine, and more), record stores (Other Music, Captured Tracks), and used vendors. There's a map of where the tables (and DJs, and the bar) are below.

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photo: Mac McCaughan at BV-SXSW 2015 (more by Tim Griffin)
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For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

Brooklyn Flea Record Fair @ Smorgasburg
The bi-annual vinyl extravaganza is back with tables from labels, some of your favorite local record stores, and used vendors. There's also Minimal Wave cupcakes and a host of DJs -- Wild Nothing's Jack Tatum among them -- and tons and tons of records.

Mac McCaughan, Flesh Wounds, And The Kids @ Baby's All Right
Though he ostensibly went solo with his Portastatic albums, Superchunk's Mac McCaughan released his first-ever album under his own name this year. He'll be backed tonight by Flesh Wounds, who will do their own opening set.

Skate & Surf Festival @ Asbury Park Oceanfront
Skate & Surf may have gotten the rep as being a strictly pop punk festival, but it's more diverse than that and this year's lineup is pretty impressive. Among the big names on today's bill are Celtic punks Dropkick Murphys and post-hardcore progsters Thrice (first NYC-area appearance of their reunion), and elsewhere there's influential hardcore greats American Nightmare, art rock shapeshifters mewithoutYou, melodic hardcore bashers Defeater, '90s alt-rock devotees Superheaven, gravelly-voiced punks Iron Chic, Canadian hardcore riffers Cancer Bats, and still more.

Black N' Blue Bowl @ Webster Hall
While Skate & Surf goes down just outside of NYC, a different kind of punk festival goes down right in the heart of the city. Today's lineup includes the Bad Brains/Cro-Mags related band The Regulators, Brooklyn alt-metal/metalcore vets Candiria, NYHC legends Madball, a reunion from '80s NYC hardcore/Oi! band American Eagle, influential chugsters Earth Crisis, new-ish Baltimore (but NYHC-inspired) band Turnstile, and more.

Lightning Bolt, Oneida @ Le Poisson Rouge
Lightning Bolt returned this year with their sixth album, and it has them sounding as chaotic and noisy as ever. They continue to put on the kind of wild live shows that you just have to see to believe, and tonight's sold-out gig is a good bill all around with another regular in the noise/avant-garde scene, Oneida.

Storm Rave w/ Frankie Bones, Adam X, Heather Heart, Lenny Dee, Rob Gee @ Secret Warehouse
Frankie Bones was a key player in the NYC '90s underground dance music scene with his wild Storm Rave parties. He hasn't thrown one in 22 years, but that will change tonight. Joining him is a lineup of other veterans of that same NYC scene. Part of the Red Bull Music Academy, it maintains the old spirit by keeping the locale a secret.

Full of Hell, The Body @ ABC No Rio and Saint Vitus
Wild hardcore kids Full of Hell and sludge/drone metallers The Body are currently on the road together destroying ear drums across America together, and today they roll into NYC for two shows. First they play a 3 PM matinee at ABC No Rio with Radiation Blackbody and Through Thorn and Brier, and then at night they hit Vitus with Water Torture and Mother Brain.

Crosby, Stills and Nash @ Kings Theatre
Folk rock as we know it wouldn't be what it is today without Crosby, Stills & Nash, who continue to inspire new groups and whose classic material still sounds timeless. Tonight's their second of two shows at Brooklyn's newly-reopened Kings Theatre.

Brian Wilson @ State Theatre
The mastermind behind The Beach Boys (and thus, some of the most influential pop music ever) Brian Wilson released a new solo album this year, and he'll be spending some time on the road too. His proper tour (with Rodriguez) comes to the NYC-area for two shows this summer, but first he plays New Brunswick's State Theatre Benefit Gala tonight, just outside of NYC.

Roy Ayers, Rich Medina @ Output (the roof)
Master of good vibes (literally), soul/jazz legend Roy Ayers plays the kickoff of Output's roof series. Rain is in the forecast but let's hope his "Everybody Loves the Sunshine" spirit keeps the clouds away. Doors are at 2 PM and Roy goes on around dusk -- it's free before 5 PM if you RSVP.

A Place to Bury Strangers, Sleepies, Pill, Bambara @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
We were super bummed to hear Brooklyn Night Bazaar lost it's lease and will have to be out by the end of May. But there are still some good times left, so take in the mini golf, ping pong, beer, snacks and music, which tonight includes a pretty awesomely noisy lineup of A Place to Bury Strangers and lots more. A good one.

Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Tredici Bacci, Mega Bog, Eartheater @ Trans-Pecos
This is a daytime BBQ show featuring the debut of Boston's Tredici Bacci, an Italian soundtrack ensemble led by former Guerilla Toss member Simon Hanes.

Nude Beach, OCDPP, Weird Womb, Cold Waste, Young Ruins @ Cake Shop
Help one of our favorite places, Cake Shop, celebrate their 10th anniversary tonight with this "super show" featuring the heartland indie rock of Nude Beach, punk-inspired supergroup OCDPP (Dum Dum Girls, Vivian Girls, Xray Eyeballs), and more.

The Feelies @ The Bell House
NJ indie rock legends The Feelies don't play that often (or far away from home) so please cherish when you get a chance to see them. They reward with long sets, still-great playing and some unexpected covers.

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

Wild Nothing, Journalism @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Jack Tatum is currently finishing up work on the third Wild Nothing album (Nocturne came out in 2012). While no details on that have been announced, they'll be playing new songs tonight at this free show (you had to RSVP which is now closed).

Tennis, Kuroma @ Mercury Lounge
Boat-loving Denver duo Tennis released Ritual In Repeat (produced by Black Keys' Patrick Carney) last year, furthering their transformation from reverby indie types into anthemic pop indie types. If you're going, MGMT-related band Kuroma are worth seeing.

Obnox, Uniform, Ballroom @ WFMU Monty Hall
Lamont "Bim" Thomas just released Know America, his second album this year under the Obnox moniker (Boogalou Reed came out back in January), continuing his hot creative streak. It's a concept album about hijacking a radio station to bring his vision of rock n' roll to the airwaves. His vision is blown-out but very soulful and goes well beyond typical garage rock. There's a lot going on besides just fuzz. Also on the bill: ex-The Men/Drunkdriver noise duo Uniform.

Mike Gent (of The Figgs) and Doug Gillard @ Hi-Fi Bar
Both The Figgs and Doug Gillard probably played 169 Avenue A a bunch of times back when it was Brownies, so it's nice to have them back in a familiar setting at Hi-Fi.

Madam West, Looms, Piers, Whitewash @ Baby's All Right
This is a free afternoon matinee, so stop by Baby's All Right have some brunch, hit the bloody mary bar and enjoy some up-and-coming bands. On the bill: Whitewash, who make make moody, textural rock with some jazzy tendencies.

The Spits, Pampers, CCR Headcleaner, Tournament @ The Wick
Keeping alive the sound of the Ramones, but maybe even sleazier, The Spits roll through NYC tonight to help celebrate the Acheron's fifth anniversary (though the show is at nearby venue The Wick). It's a great bill of punk/garage openers all around too.

The Flex, Red Death, NYC Headhunters @ Acheron
While the Acheron is celebrating its 5th anniversary at The Wick tonight, it's still hosting its own show too, and it's a good one. Furious UK hardcore band The Flex headline, and before them it's the killer crossover thrash/d-beaters Red Death from DC. Locals NYC Headhunters (mem Vanity) open.

Sick Feeling, PC Worship, Psalm Zero, VHVL, James Place DJs @ 'The Maze' at SELECT Art Fair
Ever wanted to see a bunch of bands play inside a giant maze on the roof of the former Dia Center building? Well you're in luck, as the You Are Here Festival does just that. It's part of the SELECT Art Fair, and tonight features punks Sick Feeling and noisemakers PC Worship.

Peelander Z, Tornavox, Bodega Bay @ Knitting Factory
As anyone who's ever seen them knows, Japanese Action Comic Punks Peelander-Z put on an unforgettable live show, and it's a ton of fun.

Broncho, Strange Names, Winstons @ Rough Trade
Broncho bring garage rock and late '70s power pop together into a mix that's very appealing and makes for some pretty enjoyable live shows.

Traxman, The Present @ Elvis Guesthouse
Traxman hails from the same Chicago footwork scene that gave us the late DJ Rashad (who he recently paid tribute to). Tonight he'll keep the dancefloor moving at new Ave A party spot Elvis Guesthouse.

Trance Lords, Ian Isiah, Iceboi, Doss, Will Fry, Imogene, Mr UNO NYC & Ms Norelation, special guests @ Palisades
It's the fourth anniversary of underground NYC dance label UNO, which in that time has given us Arca, Mykki Blanco, Fatima Al Qadiri, and more great artists. Special guests are promised tonight. Who could they be?

Ende Tymes Festival @ Silent Barn
NYC's "festival of noise and abstract liberation" continues tonight with Bastard Noise, Pharmakon, Dead Machines, Hyena Hive, One Dark Eye, R. Jencks, Granpa and many more.

The Roadside Graves, Peter Stampfel & the Ether Frolic Mob, Out Of System Transfer, Folk Y'all @ Kings County Saloon
NJ folk rockers Roadside Graves haven't released an album since 2011's We Can Take Care of Ourselves, but they're still going as a live band. Tonight they play with folk legend Peter Stampfel.

Jay Z @ Terminal 5
This is Jay Z's first of two shows this week at Terminal 5, a very small venue for a guy who's played multiple nights in a row at Barclays Center. And on top of that, he's promising old songs and deep cuts that he doesn't play live often, which is a pretty amazing treat for a guy with twelve albums ranging from good to great, who usually does hits-filled setlists. The only way in was to enter through TIDAL's contest which is now closed.

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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May 15, 2015

photo: Superheaven at Webster Hall in 2014 (more by Mimi Hong)
Superheaven
Obnox

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

Superheaven, Diamond Youth, Rozwell Kid, Soda Bomb @ The Studio at Webster Hall (BV Presents)
Superheaven's new album Ours Is Chrome dropped last week, and if you're looking for a new band with alt-rock bangers like "Cherub Rock" and "Everlong," look no further. BrooklynVegan is proudly presenting this whole tour (with other '90s-ish band Diamond Youth and Rozwell Kid), and BV's Andrew Sacher is DJing this show.

Tri Angle Records 5th Anniversary w/ The Haxan Cloak, Evian Christ, Holy Other, Vessel, Forest Swords, Boothroyd, mssingo, Lotic, Rabit, Hanz and special guests @ 23 Wall Street (RBMA)
Tri Angle Records was initially tied to that short-lived "witch house" thing, but as that fad died the label didn't stop becoming a home for excellent forward-thinking electronic music. They've been doing it for five years now, and tonight they celebrate with a big party on Wall Street with a lot of their roster.

Crosby, Stills and Nash @ Kings Theatre
Folk rock as we know it wouldn't be the same without Crosby, Stills & Nash, who continue to inspire new groups and whose classic material still sounds timeless. Tonight's their first of two shows at Brooklyn's newly-reopened Kings Theatre.

Lightning Bolt, Zs, Dan Friel @ The Wick
Lightning Bolt returned this year with their sixth album, and it has them sounding as chaotic and noisy as ever. They continue to put on the kind of wild live shows that you just have to see to believe, and tonight's sold-out gig is a good bill all around with two other regulars in the noise/avant-garde scene, Zs and Dan Friel (ex-Parts & Labor).

Poison The Well, Code Orange @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Poison the Well hailed from the late '90s post-hardcore scene, and they continued making forward-thinking music into the 2000s, as many bands in that style went in a more commercial direction. They broke up in 2010 but now they're back for Skate & Surf in Asbury Park this weekend and tonight's NYC show. If you're going, Code Orange are definitely not to miss.

Prinze George, Teen Commandments, Clementine & The Galaxy @ Rough Trade
NYC trio Prinze George make soulful synthpop that manages to be anthemic without relying on too much "whoa-oh"-ing. Their eponymous EP which came out back in March.

James Chance, Patrick Higgins w/ projections by Nuit Blanche, Victoria Keddie w/ live video composition by ESP TV, Lost Soul Enterprises DJs @ You Are Here Festival
Ever wanted to see a bunch of bands play inside a giant maze on the roof of the former Dia Center building? Well you're in luck, as the You Are Here Festival does just that. It's part of the SELECT Art Fair, and tonight's headlined by no wave icon James Chance.

Polaris, Rocket and the Ghost @ Highline Ballroom
Mark Mulcahy took a break from his band Miracle Legion to make music for kids show The Adventures of Pete & Pete and ended up writing another batch of great songs. Polaris never really played much back in the day so Mulcahy revived them for a few shows. See 'em while you can.

Endless Boogie, Obnox, PC Worship, Rips @ Cake Shop
Cake Shop continues its month-long 10th anniversary celebration with this "super show" featuring the perfectly named Endless Boogie, the fuzzrock soul of Obnox, arty noisemakers PC Worship and shoegazy Rips.

Yonatan Gat, Your 33 Black Angels, Jerry Paper, Andy Boay @ Aviv
The former Monotonix man is in midst of a four-week residency at DIY spot Aviv and tonight's edition is another good one with oddball Jerry Paper, Tonstartssbandht's Andy Boay and hard-to-define Your 33 Black Angels.

Chain and the Gang, Future Punx, OCDPP @ Baby's All Right
Ian Svenonius' current outfit Chain & the Gang recently released new LP, Minimal Rock n' Roll and, while it purposefully lacks production flourishes, it's got no shortage of style and attitude.  This is a good bill all-around with new wave-y Future Punx and OCDPP (aka OJ from Xray Eyeballs, Cassie Ramone and Dee Dee of Dum Dum Girls).

Breakdown Brass Band, Gedeon Luke and The People, Saun and Starr @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
We were super bummed to hear Brooklyn Night Bazaar lost it's lease and will have to be out by the end of May. But there are still some good times left, so take in the mini golf, ping pong, beer, snacks and music. Tonight head their to see new Daptone act Saun and Starr (who used to sing backup for Sharon Jones).

Chui Wan, The Flavor Crystals @ Baby's All Right
Bejiing  band Chui Wan made their way to the US to play Levitation in Austin where their abstact, proggy stood out amongst the more traditional psych at the fest.

Matt Pond PA, Young Buffalo @ Bowery Ballroom
Matt Pond PA's been all about those tenth anniversaries lately. Last year he played Emblems in full on tour to celebrate 10 years, and this year he's doing the same for Several Arrows Later.

Downtown Boys, In School, The Homewreckers @ Palisades
Downtown Boys just released their politically-charged, saxophone-fueled debut album Full Communism on Don Giovanni. It's a really good record but this is the kind of band that's really best experienced live, which you can do at tonight's release show.

Eskimeaux, Jawbreaker Reunion, Emily Reo, Sharpless, Free Cake For Every Creature @ Shea Stadium
Eskimeaux hails from the current scene of Northeast DIY bands (as does the rest of this bill). But going by the subtle intricacies and strong pop sensibilities of her new album OK on Double Double Whammy, she sounds destined to break out of it. Tonight's the release show for that album.

Ende Tymes Festival @ Silent Barn
NYC's "festival of noise and abstract liberation" continues tonight with Work/death, Developer, Metalux, KHF, Gordon Ashworth, Don Dietrich & C. Spencer Yeh, and many more.

Matt & Kim, WATERS @ Terminal 5
Matt & Kim have come a long way from their roots playing Todd P shows, and today the poppy duo headline their second of two sold-out nights at the huge Terminal 5. The '90s rock-inspired WATERS open.

Jane's Addiction, A Place to Bury Strangers @ Starland Ballroom
Veteran alt-rock outfit Jane's Addiction are playing their 1988 major label debut, Nothing's Shocking, and if you're going, do check out longtime Brooklyn noisemakers/guitarthrowers A Place to Bury Strangers.

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

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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May 14, 2015

photo: Santigold at Bowery Ballroom in 2012 (more by David Andrako)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Faith No More, Le Butcherettes @ Webster Hall
Though they had fluke hit with "Epic," Faith No More have always been a deeply strange band, blending disparate music styles into something truly their own. Out next week, their new album Sol Invictus is their first since 1997. They celebrate tonight at what is a very small venue for them.

Mac McCaughan, Ryley Walker, Flesh Wounds @ WFMU Monty Hall
Though he ostensibly went solo with his Portastatic albums, Superchunk's Mac McCaughan released his first-ever album under his own name this year. He'll be backed tonight by Flesh Wounds, who will do their own opening set. Psych-folk singer Ryley Walker also plays. That's a good show.

Nicholas Nicholas, Whitewash, No Shoes, The Britanys @ Aviv
Whitewash make make moody, textural rock with some jazzy tendencies and their debut album, out next week, is well worth a spin.

Mystic Braves, The Blank Tapes, Spirit Plate @ Baby's All Right
Los Angeles's Mystic Braves look like they've been transported from 1966 and that's pretty much what they sound like too: 12-sting guitars, surfy leads, combo organ, the occasional flourish of Spanish horns. They just played Levitation Fest in Austin last weekend.

The Unders, Flower Girl, The Rizzos, Tall Juan @ Union Pool
Originally from Buenos Aries, Argentina, Tall Juan has been making music in NYC for a couple years now, and you may have seen him playing with another Juan (Wauters) at shows recently (and as part of The Beets). Like Wauters, he makes ramshackle, garagey folk-pop.

Dead Heavens, Slonk Donkerson, Infinity Girl, Baby Spiders @ Bowery Electric
The very talented Walter Schreifels takes a step away from his hardcore and post-hardcore bands tonight to lead his new-ish garage/psych project Dead Heavens. It's his first of two shows at Bowery Electric this month.

Agent Orange, In the Whale, SickWalt @ Saint VItus
One of the first-ever surf punk bands, Agent Orange is still at it (with frontman Mike Palm as the only original member) three and a half decades after their essential 1980 Bloodstains EP.

Battle Ave, O-Face, Groam & Joan son of Groam, Happy You @ Palisades
Battle Ave make chilled-out, reverby indie rock (it makes sense that they share a producer with Real Estate), and they've got some great melodies and harmonies in there too.

Tanlines, Mas Ysa @ Bowery Ballroom
Brooklyn dancepop duo Tanlines embrace guitars, drums and other acoustic instruments on their new album, Highlights, which is out next week. They celebrate early tonight. Sold out.

Skaters, Team Spirit, The Bergamot, Justin Miller (DJ Set) @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar closes in a couple weeks and their are only a few shows left. It's not usually open on a Thursday but this is part of Jack Daniels' "Signature Blend" series that you need to RSVP to attend. This one is 21+ as well.

Megafortress, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Bitchin Bajas, Greg Fox @ Cameo Gallery
It's a night of ambient droning and other far-out synth music featuring Software/driftless recording artist Megafortress and Liturgy/Guardian Alien/etc dude Greg Fox.

Doveman, Merrill Garbus, Martha Wainwright, Luluc @ Le Poisson Rouge
This is one of Doveman's "Burgundy Stain Sessions" which has Thomas Bartlett collaborating with lots of interesting musicians, tonight including tUnE-yArDs' Merrill Garbus and more.

Jeffrey Lewis and The Jrams, Gold, A Deer is a Horse @ Mercury Lounge
Witty, thoughtful songwriter Jeffrey Lewis plays his NYC hometown regularly and any chance to see him is one worth taking.

Santigold, Va$htie @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
We haven't heard any new music from Santi in a while, but hopefully she'll fill us in on what's up at this Steve Madden-presented free show (which is RSVP'd out).

Miho Hatori @ Ace Hotel
This is the first in a free Ace Hotel series called "New Optimism" and tonight features Cibo Matto's Miho Hatori who has also designed some art cards just for the occasion. Luaka Bop is providing DJs.

End Tymes Festival @ Silent Barn
This festival of "noise and abstract liberation" runs through the weekend at various venues. Tonight it's at Silent Barn with performances by (deep breath) Laundry Room Squelchers, Clang Quartet, Decimus, Secret Boyfriend, Taskmaster, Tinnitusstimulus, Raven Chacon, Tralphaz, Andorkappen, Wrong Hole, Dreamcrusher, Sadaf H. Nava, Sterile Garden, Limax Maximus, Philip White, Mister Matthews and more.

Ambrosia Parsley @ Rockwood Music Hall
Holly Miranda collaborator Ambrosia Parsley celebrates the release of her new album, Weeping Cherry, with this show tonight.

The Chris Gethard @ UCB Chelsea
Chris will soon make his cable debut on the Fusion Network, but tonight he's doing his last live rehearsal for it. "It's going to be both a great time and a stressful lovable clusterfuck." Sold out.

Matt & Kim, WATERS @ Terminal 5
Matt & Kim have come a long way from their roots playing Todd P shows, and today the poppy duo headline their first of two sold-out nights at the huge Terminal 5. The '90s rock-inspired WATERS open both shows.

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May 13, 2015

Faith No More in Chicago (more by James Richards IV)
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Death Valley Girls @ Burger A-Go-Go 2014 (more by Debi Del Grande)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Faith No More, Le Butcherettes @ Webster Hall
Though they had fluke hit with "Epic," Faith No More have always been a deeply strange band, blending disparate music styles into something truly their own. Out next week, their new album Sol Invictus is their first since 1997. They celebrate tonight and Thursday at what is a very small venue for them.

Vetiver, Eric D. Johnson @ Bowery Ballroom
Vetiver, aka Bay Area resident Andy Cabic, released Complete Strangers, back in March, another fine collection of spacey folk rock. He plays tonight with Fruit Bats singer Eric D Johnson.

Jane's Addiction, A Place to Bury Strangers @ Brooklyn Bowl
Veteran alt-rock outfit Jane's Addiction are playing their 1988 major label debut, Nothing's Shocking, and if you're going, do check out longtime Brooklyn noisemakers/guitarthrowers A Place to Bury Strangers.

Death Valley Girls, The Gooch Palms @ Elvis Guesthouse
A killer garage-rock double bill, featuring Australia's party-forward Gooch Palms and LA riff-n-wailers Death Valley Girls.

Kaiser Chiefs, Priory @ Irving Plaza
Eleven years since "I Predict a Riot" and "Oh My God" catapulted them the stardom, the Kaiser Chiefs soldier on.

Tennis, Kuroma @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Boat-loving Denver duo Tennis released Ritual In Repeat (produced by Black Keys' Patrick Carney) last year, furthering their transformation from reverby indie types into anthemic pop indie types. If you're going, MGMT-related band Kuroma are worth seeing.

Merzbow, Pharmakon, Ron Morelli , Prurient, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Aaron Dilloway, Marshstepper, Uniform @ Output
Part of the Red Bull Music Academy, Nothing Changes take their late-night party from it's usual Home Sweet Home locale, and into danceclub Output -- featuring an impressive array of punk, electronics, and other stuff you could vaguely associate with goth/experimental/outsider what have you. This should be a fun, weird night.

Pianos Become the Teeth, Loma Prieta, Gates @ Saint Vitus
On their recent third album, Pianos Become the Teeth stopped screaming but harnessed that same level of intensity in a different way and came out with their best record yet. Tonight's openers fall on both sides of PBTT's sound. There's Loma Prieta repping the heavy side, and Gates repping the pretty stuff.

Death Vessel, Blood Warrior, Air Waves, Frog @ Palisades
Death Vessel's (aka Joel Thibodeau) latest album, last year's Island Intervals on Sub Pop, is a very solid indie folk record with gorgeous falsettos from both Joel himself and his collaborator Jonsi of Sigur Ros.

Crosby, Stills & Nash @ State Theatre
Folk rock as we know it wouldn't be the same without Crosby, Stills & Nash, who continue to inspire new groups and whose classic material still sounds timeless. They play two Brooklyn shows later this week, but tonight they're nearby in New Brunswick.

Tanlines, Mas Ysa @ Rough Trade
Brooklyn dancepop duo Tanlines embrace guitars, drums and other acoustic instruments on their new album, Highlights, which is out next week. They celebrate early tonight.

John Mulaney @ Capitol Theatre
His sitcom didn't do so well, but John Mulaney is still a very funny guy. He's in his element tonight.

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May 12, 2015

photo: TPOBPAH at Hammerstein Ballroom in 2014 (more by Chris La Putt)
TPOBPAH

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

Julianna Barwick, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, DJ Allen Blickle (Alpaca), Andy Boay (Tonstartssbandht), Cults, POP ETC (acoustic), Marnie Stern & The Figs (w/ members of Les Savy Fav & Girls Against Boys), Surfer Blood, We Are Scientists @ Bowery Ballroom (Thomas Fekete benefit)
Surfer Blood guitarist Thomas Fekete is sadly battling cancer, and tonight a bunch of his talented friends are coming together to raise money to help with his medical bills. This is one pretty amazing bill, and for a great cause.

Laibach @ Gramercy Theatre
Slovenian industrial vets Laibach went back to work last year, releasing Spectre, their first album in eight years. It was also one of their more accessible albums, mixing pop and Euro-dance with their extreme sound...and Milan Fras' distinct vocal style. Their live show, which leans on theatricality, is usually pretty cool.

Jessica Pratt, Jaye Bartell @ Union Pool
If you're looking for modern artists keeping alive late '60s / early '70s psychedelic folk, few do it better than Jessica Pratt. Tonight's show is sold out. She also returns to NYC for a show with Ryley Walker in June.

Sam Prekop, Mountains @ Trans-Pecos
The Sea & Cake frontman Sam Prekop recently released a new solo album of modular synth compositions, and he's currently on tour in support of it with his Sea & Cake bandmate Archer Prewitt. They'll be "playing as a duo, performing improvised synth/guitar duets followed by a short set of classic Sea and Cake tracks." Sam's droney Thrill Jockey labelmates Mountains open. This show was moved to Trans-Pecos from The Wick.

The Gooch Palms, Las Rosas, Death Valley Girls, Larry & the Babes, Surfbort @ Silent Barn
This bill is loaded with a lot of great garage rock, from the party duo The Gooch Palms, to the psych-leaning Death Valley Girls, to NYC's sunshiney Las Rosas, and more.

East India Youth, Glass Gang @ Rough Trade
East India Youth makes electronic pop full of ambient atmospheres, and recently released his second album Volume on XL. Tonight's show was moved to Rough Trade from Bowery Ballroom.

Les Big Byrd, BNLX @ Cake Shop
Featuring members of The Cezars and Teddybears, Sweden's Les Big Byrd make killer motorik, shoegazy psych. This is their second NYC show of the week (and also ever) and they share the bill with Minneapolis' fun noisepop band BNLX.

A conversation with George Clinton @ Brooklyn Museum (RBMA)
The Red Bull Music Academy NYC residency continues tonight with a conversation with funk/soul legend George Clinton of Parliament-Funkadelic.

Crosby, Stills & Nash @ State Theatre
Folk rock as we know it wouldn't be the same without Crosby, Stills & Nash, who continue to inspire new groups and whose classic material still sounds timeless. They play two Brooklyn shows later this week, but tonight they're nearby in New Brunswick.

Saxon, Armored Saint @ BB King's
Saxon were among the early wave of NWOBHM bands, influencing tons of bands (like Metallica), and releasing at least a few classic albums that still live up today.

Say Lou Lou, Okay Kaya @ Mercury Lounge
Swedish/Australian sisterly duo -- Miranda Anna and Elektra June Kilbey-Jansson, both models and daughters of The Church's Steve Kilbey -- make slick, Euro-style dancepop that sometimes (like on the Lindstrom-produced "Games for Girls") is pretty fun.

La-Bas @ Baby's All Right
La-Bas are something of an indie supergroup, with members of Shudder To Think and My Midnight Heart, and they have contributions from members of The War on Drugs, Fruit Bats, the David Byrne & St. Vincent band and more on their just-released debut album. Tonight's the release party for that album and their first-ever live performance.

Yelawolf, Hillbilly Casino, DJ Klever @ Brooklyn Bowl
Yelawolf is pretty hit (like his "1 Train" verse) or miss (like his Kid Rock collaboration), but when it's the former he's got some fun moments.

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May 11, 2015

photo: Passion Pit at MSG in 2013 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Passion Pit

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

Passion Pit, Holychild @ Kings Theatre
Passion Pit's new album may be a bit safer than their other material, but it's still Passion Pit and tonight's show should be loaded with undeniable songs. Sold out.

Azealia Banks, Strange Names @ Irving Plaza
Azealia Banks surfaced back in 2011 with her unstoppable hit "212," and though it took her three years to get out her debut album, it was well worth the wait. Tonight's her first non-Fashion Week/formal party-type NYC show since her 1 AM set at Bowery Ballroom in 2012.

Say Lou Lou, Oyinda @ Baby's All Right
Swedish/Australian sisterly duo -- Miranda Anna and Elektra June Kilbey-Jansson, both models and daughters of The Church's Steve Kilbey -- make slick, Euro-style dancepop that sometimes (like on the Lindstrom-produced "Games for Girls") is pretty fun.

Les Big Byrd, BNLX @ Baby's All Right
Featuring members of The Cezars and Teddybears, Sweden's Les Big Byrd make killer motorik, shoegazy psych. This is their first NYC show and share the bill with Minneapolis' fun noisepop band BNLX. If a midnight start is a little late for a Monday for you, both play Cake Shop on Tuesday as well.

Surfer Blood, Turbo Fruits @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Like JEFF the Brotherhood, Surfer Blood quickly followed indie success with signing to Warner Brothers, only to find it not such a good fit and back on their own. Their Joyful Noise-released new album, 1000 Palms, is out this week and tonight's the record release show.

Quarterbacks, Fred Thomas, Fraternal Twin, Generifus @ Palisades
Saturday Looks Good To Me frontman Fred Thomas took the solo route this year, releasing All Are Saved (on Polyvinyl), a stripped-down, confessional record that's full of quotable lyrics. Tonight's his second of two NYC shows on this tour, and it's a pretty good lineup all around.

Jessica Pratt, Jaye Bartell @ WFMU Monty Hall
If you're looking for modern artists keeping alive late '60s / early '70s psychedelic folk, few do it better than Jessica Pratt. Tonight she's in NJ, followed by a sold-out NYC show tomorrow at Union Pool and a larger one in June at LPR.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
All aboard Wyatt Cenac's weekly comedy show, this week with guests D.C. Benny, Giulia Rozzi, Chris Lamberth, and Special Guest DJ Donwill. Only five bucks.

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May 10, 2015

photo: Hop Along at Saint Vitus in 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Hop Along

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

Hop Along, Thin Lips @ Baby's All Right
Hop Along have been gradually been gaining a strong following since 2012's great Get Disowned, and the just-released Painted Shut (their first for Saddle Creek) totally lives up to all the hype its earned. Tonight's their second of two NYC shows on their tour in support of it. Opening is another hard-hitting Philly indie rock band Thin Lips.

Fred Thomas @ Elvis Guesthouse
Saturday Looks Good To Me frontman Fred Thomas took the solo route this year, releasing All Are Saved (on Polyvinyl), a stripped-down, confessional record that's full of quotable lyrics. Tonight's his first of two NYC shows on this tour.

H2O, Ache @ Saint Vitus (1 PM)
NYHC/pop punk vets H2O wrap up their 20th anniversary 5-show run at Saint Vitus with an all ages matinee today. Sold out.

Morpheus Descends, Malignancy, Thantifaxath, Imperial Triumphant, Ramlord @ Saint Vitus (IO Presents)
Two New York death metal veterans, Morpheus Descends and Malignancy, team up for this show which also includes Canadian black metallers Thantifaxath and NY BMers Imperial Triumphant. Our metal sister site Invisible Oranges is presenting the show, along with Signature Riff.

Bang, Ruby The Hatchet, Blackout, Mirror Queen @ The Shop
'70s proto-metal band Bang played their first-ever NYC show in 2014 and returned later that year to open for Pentagram. Now they're back once again, and tonight's show is with support from three newer bands who owe a lot to the hard rock scene Bang came from.

Yoni Wolf (of Why?), Serengeti, Stranger Cat @ Knitting Factory
Yoni Wolf of alt-rap/indie rock band Why? is in solo mode tonight, and opening is his likeminded pal Serengeti. Also on the bill is Cat Martino's electronic pop project Stranger Cat.

Lucy Wainwright Roche & Suzzy Roche @ Highline Ballroom
Celebrate Mother's Day with The Roches' Suzzy Roche and her daughter, Lucy (whose dad is Louden Wainwright). While we're thinking of it, Don't forget to call your mom.

Assassin, Lisa Hyper, Tifa, Kranium, Ricky Blaze, King Jammy, Mixpak Sound, Federation Sound @ Fort Green Park
This free party, featuring a host of dancehall artists and DJs, is part of the Red Bull Music Academy. There are also site-specific art installations and more.

Strung Out, Red City Radio, La Armada @ Gramercy Theatre
Metallic punk vets Strung Out are currently on the road with two promising newer bands, the gravelly-voiced Red City Radio and Chicago-via-Dominican Republic hardcore band La Armada. They hit NYC tonight.

It's Mother's Day! Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there.

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