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July 20, 2015

photo: Raekwon @ Chicago's House of Blues last week (more by James Richards IV)
Raekwon in Chicago

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

Nude Beach, Honey @ Baby's All Right
Brooklyn's Nude Beach excel at the kind of anthemic, heartland indie rock that the Midwest did so well in the '80s. Tonight they are well matched with Honey's blistering, no-nonsense Detroit-style punk.

Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Dillon Cooper @ Irving Plaza
Raekwon's timeless debut solo album, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, turns 20 this summer and in celebration of that, he and fellow Wu-Tang member Ghostface Killah (who's on almost every track of that LP) are touring, and hit NYC tonight.

Floetry @ BB King's
British neo-soul/hip hop duo Floetry broke up after their 2005 sophomore album, Flo'Ology, and Marsha Ambrosius and Natalie Stewart (aka The Floacist) embarked on separate solo careers. Now they're back in action, and on a reunion tour which hits NYC twice. This is the second.

Night Train w/ Jean Grae @ Littlefield
Jean Grae fills in for regular Night Train host Wyatt Cenac and welcomes guests Phil Hanley, Matt Goldich, Sean Patton, and Naomi Ekperigin.

Chris Gethard: Career Suicide @ Union Hall
Chris is doing another of his "Career Suicide" shows at Union Hall, which will have "an hour of stand up focusing on suicide, alcoholism, and all the other funniest parts of life."

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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July 19, 2015

photo: Mitski @ MHOW in March (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Mitski

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

U2 @ Madison Square Garden
Rock and pop superstars U2's eight-show run at Madison Square Garden continues. Word from earlier stops on the "Innocence + Experience" tour say that U2 have created a stadium spectacle like never seen before -- which is just what you'd expect from them (and these ticket prices).

Elvis Depressedly, Mitski, eskimeaux, Emily Yacina @ Shea Stadium,
Mitski's 2014 album Bury Me at Makeout Creek gets better every time, with its mix of art rock, folk, and lo-fi indie. Tonight's her second of two NYC shows on her tour with the Run For Cover-signed Elvis Depressedly and Epoch member Eskimeaux.

Arabrot, Pinkish Black, Ghold @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Norway's Arabrot make noise rock that seems more intent on alienating music fans than bringing them together, but it may just be good enough to do the latter anyway. Goth duo Pinkish Black are just as worth catching.

Planes Mistaken for Stars, UnWed, The Sun The Moon The Stars @ Saint Vitus
Planes Mistaken for Stars put out three great forward-thinking post-hardcore albums in the 2000s. One of those albums, No Mercy, just got reissued on Deathwish, and the band is now on tour in support of that.

Ed Askew @ Ace Hotel
Ed Askew is one of the late '60s psych-folk singers who benefitted from internet exposure and is now able to play shows and release new music very consistently. Any time you can catch him, it's a treat.

Ava Mendoza's Chaser, Lucas Brode, Millevoi-Lopez-Shea, Kevin Shea's Sexy Thoughts @ Palisades
For a night of avant-garde guitar-based music, Palisades is where you want to be.

Floetry, Janine & the Mixtape @ BB King's
British neo-soul/hip hop duo Floetry broke up after their 2005 sophomore album, Flo'Ology, and Marsha Ambrosius and Natalie Stewart (aka The Floacist) embarked on separate solo careers. Now they're back in action, and on a reunion tour which hits NYC twice. This is the first.

Justin Vivian Bond @ Rockwood Music Hall
A regular in NYC's drag scene for years, and once a member of the duo Kiki and Herb (with Kenny Mellman, who is now in The Julie Ruin), Justin Vivian Bond hits Rockwood Stage 2 tonight.

Kornel Kovacs, Alejandro Sab @ Output (Panther Room)
Swedish producer Kornel Kovacs recently released an EP on Numbers, which has also been home to Rustie, Jamie xx, and more. If you like that kinda stuff, you might dig Kornel too.

Nas documentary 'Time Is Illmatic' screening, Pete Rock @ Queensbridge Park
'Time Is Illmatic' tells the story of Nas' groundbreaking debut, 1994's Illmatic. It will be screened tonight in Queensbridge Park with a set from the legendary Pete Rock, one of the producers on the album.

Real Numbers, 1-800-BAND, Bananamou, Consolidated Plastics @ Cake Shop
Milwaukee's Real Numers make mod-ish, tinny and relentlessly catchy indiepop that owes a whole lot to Television Personalities. Tonight's their final of three NYC shows; headliners 1-800-BAND make great Nerves-style powerpop and are worth catching as well.

Summer Scum 4 @ Trans-Pecos
This two-day, all-day fest features a cavalcade of noise, drone, outsider music and, of course, scum. Saturday's artists include Pharmakon, Gnawed, Hollow Seed, and loads more.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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July 18, 2015

photo: Yumi Zouma at BV-SXSW 2015 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Yumi Zouma

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

Government Issue, Blockhead, Agitator, Lakras @ Acheron
DC hardcore legends Government Issue have been reunited since 2010, but they've yet to play NYC in that time. Now they finally will, and you can likely expect a lot of 1981's classic Legless Bull. Their current lineup is John Stabb (vocals), John Barry (guitar), Dwayne Bruner (bass), and Karl Hill (drums).

Travi$ Scott, Trippy Turtle, Walshy Fire, DJ Craze, Shift K3Y, Mija, Eauxzown, ARQ, Adamboy @ 50 Kent
This show, billed as the 'Greatest Day Ever,' puts Kanye collaborator Travi$ Scott with dance producers Trippy Turtle and Shift K3Y, Major Lazer's Walshy Fire, and more.

Wolf Eyes, Blazer Sound System @ Union Pool (Summer Thunder)
Long-running noise band Wolf Eyes play two NYC shows today. The first is this free afternoon show and then...

Wolf Eyes, Dogleather, Couch Slut @ Palisades
...They do it again late night at Palisades.

Boys Noize, Busy P b2b Boston Bun, A.G. Cook, Danny Harle, Lafawndah, Lotic @ MoMA PS1
Warm Up continues today with afternoon sets from two of the PC Music guys, big-name electronic musician Boys Noize, Tri Angle's Lotic, and more.

Boys Noize, Trina, Jubilee, Nadastrom, Venus X, Busy P, Boston Bun, Star Eyes @ Brooklyn Mirage
Boys Noize does it again after Warm Up at this Miami-centric "bacchanal" called Magic City.

Blondes, Teengirl Fantasy, Heretic, Tronik Youth, JDH & Dave P, Facets @ Good Room
There really are a ton of options for tonight if you like to go out and dance. Here's another -- a release party for local duo Blondes' new Persuasian EP on RVNG Intl.

Andrew Jackson Jihad, Jeffrey Lewis & the Bolts, Sharkanoid, Ian Graham (of Cheap Girls) @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
This is a good bill all around. Andrew Jackson Jihad and Jeffrey Lewis walk the line between folk punk, anti-folk and indie rock. Sharkanoid is power pop from veteran ska musicians Dan Potthast (MU330) and Rick Johnson (Mustard Plug, Bomb the Music Industry!), and there's a solo set from Ian Graham, frontman of the Smoking Popes-y Cheap Girls.

Yumi Zouma, Future of What @ Baby's All Right
New Zealand's Yumi Zouma make danceable, effervescent, pop with a winsome, nostalgic air. The band's second EP came out earlier this year via Cascine.

A.G. Cook, Danny L Harle @ Baby's All Right
Two of PC Music's major creative forces play tonight. While it likely won't be the insane spectacle that was PC Music's "Pop Cube" extravaganza, expect some razzle-dazzle tonight.

The Detroit Cobras, Workout @ Brooklyn Bowl
The Motor City garage rock covers crew Detroit Cobras play their first of two NYC-area shows tonight.

Horse Meat Disco, Justin Strauss, Danny Krivit, Tad Haes @ Output
This London-based four-man DJ collective are known for finding pearls in bins of forgotten disco 12", having released a series of acclaimed compilations. Their real expertise comes into play at their DJ gigs, though. Just trust their taste...and the beat.

Real Numbers, Bummers Eve, Citizen Blast Kane @ Don Pedro
Milwaukee's Real Numers make mod-ish, tinny and relentlessly catchy indiepop that owes a whole lot to Television Personalities. Tonight's their second of three NYC shows.

"Indie '80s" @ BAM Rose Cinemas
BAM's totally awesome film series showcasing the fringe outside Hollywood during the Reagan Years starts tonight with two greats: Penelope Spheeris' hair metal doc Decline of Western Civilization II: The Metal Years and Jim Jarmusch's charming, hangdog comedy Stranger Than Paradise.

U2 @ Madison Square Garden
It begins, the first of eight U2 shows at Madison Square Garden. Word from earlier stops on the "Innocence + Experience" tour say that U2 have created a stadium spectacle like never seen before -- which is just what you'd expect for these ticket prices.

Ronnie Stone and The Lonely Riders @ Aviv
How serious you take Ronnie Stone & the Lonely Riders is up to you but his intentionally kitschy, '80s-in-a-blender shtick (somewhere between Bruce Springsteen and Prefab Sprout) is not without craft, even if it is a big joke.

Rhiannon Giddens, Joe Henry @ Prospect Park
Former singer for Carolina Chocolate Drops, Rhiannon Giddens just released her first solo album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, whcih takes country and soul standards and gives them a brand new spin. This is a free show.

Summer Scum 4 @ Trans-Pecos
This two-day, all-day fest features a cavalcade of noise, drone, outsider music and, of course, scum. Saturday's artists include Drew McDowall (ex Coil/Psychic TV), Plague Mother, Ligature, Jason Crumer and many, many more.

Stranger Cat, Loving You, The Creators Collective @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Stranger Cat, the electronic art pop duo of Cat Martino and Sven Britt, released their debut album earlier this year, which featured a collaboration with Sufjan Stevens. Tonight they play at this show, which will be screening Strange Bedfellows.

Baked, Two Inch Astronaut, Stove, Wing Dam, Palm @ Shea Stadium
If you'd like a night of '90s-style indie rock and post-hardcore, many of the bands on this bill will scratch that itch.

Kacey Musgraves, Andrew Combs @ The Paramount
Kacey Musgraves has been getting a lot of acclaim outside of the country world lately, and it's well deserved. This year's Pagent Material is a good record. If you're going tonight, it's just as worth catching Andrew Combs, who's also country but has a big Paul Simon influence too.

Karma to Burn @ Black Bear Bar
Karma to Burn have been making instrumental stoner rock since the late '90s. They broke up for a bit, but reunited back in 2009 and have released three records since then, making their current run as prolific as their original one.

Electric Citizen, Mondo Drag, Slow Season, Blackout @ Saint Vitus
These are all newer bands, but they all do justice to '70s-style hard rock and proto-metal. Good bill all around.

Failure @ The Space at Westbury
Alt-rock/space rock band Failure recently released The Heart Is a Monster, their first album since 1996. They're back in fine form, as tonight's show will surely prove.

Planes Mistaken for Stars @ Asbury Lanes
Planes Mistaken for Stars put out three great forward-thinking post-hardcore albums in the 2000s. One of those albums, No Mercy, just got reissued on Deathwish, and the band is now on tour in support of that.

Hot Tuna, New Riders of the Purple Sage @ Capitol Theatre
The San Francisco Sound is in the air this year, with 50th anniversary celebrations from both The Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane. Both of those bands' spirits will be in the house tonight, with JA spinoff Hot Tuna and the Dead's old pals, the New Riders.

R. Kelly, Floetry @ Prudential Center
British neo-soul/hip hop duo Floetry broke up after their 2005 sophomore album, Flo'Ology, and Marsha Ambrosius and Natalie Stewart (aka The Floacist) embarked on separate solo careers. Now they're back in action, and on a reunion tour which hits the NYC-area three times. This is the first, and it's opening for R. Kelly.

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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July 17, 2015

photo: Ratatat at Governors Ball 2015 (more by PSquared)
Ratatat

photo: mewithoutYou at Skate & Surf 2015 (more by Mimi Hong)
mewithoutYou

photo: The Bird and the Bee at Carnegie Hall in 2009 (more by Chris La Putt)
Bird and the Bee

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

mewithoutYou, Foxing, Field Mouse @ Bowery Ballroom
mewithoutYou have explored a lot of sonic territory throughout their career, and their newest album Pale Horses (out now on Run For Cover) most immediately recalls the art rock/post-hardcore blend of 2004's Catch for Us the Foxes and 2006's Brother, Sister. If you're going tonight, Foxing and Field Mouse are both worth catching too.

Ratatat, Hot Sugar @ Webster Hall
New York dance duo Ratatat's new album, Magnifique, is out today and they're celebrating its release with this show.

The Bird and the Bee, Liam Finn @ Webster Hall Marlin Room
Meanwhile, downstairs in Webster Hall's Marlin Room it's Greg Kurstin and Inara George, who are back with their first album in five years as suave pop duo The Bird & The Bee album. It's out today so...it's another release party. New Zealand's great Liam Finn opens.

The Detroit Cobras, The Ribeye Brothers, Junk Boys @ WFMU Monty Hall
The Motor City garage rock covers crew Detroit Cobras play their first of two NYC-area shows tonight.

Soda Shop, The Hairs, Railings, Dark Tea @ Cake Shop
It's a night of cardigan-friendly indiepop with '60s-sh Soda Shop and the tongue-in-cheek jangle of The Hairs.

KxDx, Diamond Terrifier/Michael Beharie/VHVL, Simon O'Connor, Limited @ Trans-Pecos
Kurt Heasley of Lilys is the "K" in KxDx and the "D" is his old Lilys bandmate Don Devore (these days of Sick Feeling). Hopefully they'll dust off some early-'00s tracks to play tonight.

No Age, Sun Foot, and Devin Gary & Ross @ Surf Pavillon
This event should be pretty cool, the three bands are traveling together as part of a music/art exhibit called "Generationalpictomusicapolis." In addition to the music, limited-edition, collaboratively made artworks created by each band member will be exhibited at the show, and available for purchase.

Big Quet, Real Numbers, Sunshine & the Rain, SWIVS @ Pine Box Rock Shop
Milwaukee's Real Numers make mod-ish, tinny and relentlessly catchy indiepop that owes a whole lot to Television Personalities. Tonight's their first of three NYC shows; headliners Big Quiet are also celebrating the release of their debut 7".

Into Another, Fairweather, Gates @ Gramercy Theatre
Two formerly broken up and now-reunited post-hardcore bands come together for this bill. There's Into Another, who came out of the early '90s NYC/Revelation Records scene and Virginia's Fairweather, one of the more underrated bands on Equal Vision in the early 2000s.

Mitski, Elvis Depressedly, eskimeaux, Normal Person @ Palisades
Mitski's 2014 album Bury Me at Makeout Creek gets better every time, with its mix of art rock, folk, and lo-fi indie. Tonight's her first of two NYC shows on her tour with the Run For Cover-signed Elvis Depressedly and Epoch member Eskimeaux.

Dalek, cleanteeth, Azar Swan, Final Boss @ Saint Vitus Bar
Industrial hip hop project Dalek had been hiatus since 2009, but they recently returned and are continuing to play shows. Also, don't miss goth duo Azar Swan if you're going to this one.

Bouncing Souls, Andrew Jackson Jihad, Screaming Females, Seaside Caves @ Starland Ballroom
NJ punk heroes The Bouncing Souls are playing a big home state show tonight, and it's especially good for a few reasons. For one, they're playing their excellent 2001 album How I Spent My Summer Vacation in full. And secondly, Andrew Jackson Jihad and Screaming Females are both bands that are worth seeing on their own, so this lineup is pretty stacked.

Unearthly Trance, churchburn, Belus @ Acheron
Brooklyn sludge weirdos Unearthly Trance broke up in 2012 and were very missed, but now they're back in action and have wasted no time playing tons of shows.

Neil Young, Puss 'N Boots @ Bethel Woods Center
Bethel Woods is the location where the original Woodstock was held. It's a few hours away from NYC but if you're going to make the trip, who better to see than someone who actually played Woodstock?

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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July 16, 2015

photo: Spraynard @ Saint Vitus in February (more by Mimi Hong)
Spraynard

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

Spraynard, Dogs on Acid, Caves, Marge @ Shea Stadium
Jade Tree is fully back in action and two of their more recent signees, Spraynard and Dogs On Acid (ex-Algernon Cadwallader, Snowing), play NYC together tonight. Both are comparatively newer bands, but they make music that would've fit right in on the label in 1997.

toe, starRo, Infinity Shred (DJ set) @ Le Poisson Rouge
Japanese band toe spent the last ten years making a solid blend of post-rock and math-rock, though they never played North America until 2013. Now they're back once again, and tonight's show is sold out.

Large Professor, Marley Marl @ Queensbridge Park
'90s NYC hip hop as we know it probably wouldn't have existed without Large Professor, who -- among other things -- was one of the main producers on Nas' Illmatic. Tonight's show is a free SummerStage show.

Valerie June @ Wagner Park
Memphis' Valerie June pulls equally from folk, blues and country, and her unforgettable vocals steal the show. Tonight's show goes from 7-8:30 PM, and it's totally free.

AA Bondy, Kinsey @ Mercury Lounge
Formerly the frontman for indie rock band Verbena, AA Bondy reinvented himself in solo mode, making dark folk. He hasn't had a new album in four years, so it will be interesting to find out what he's been up to.

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic @ MetroTech Commons
The sound of R&B and hip hop would be very different today without George Clinton and P-Funk's pioneering, out-there sounds. He still pilots the mothership with skill and grooves. This is part of BAM's R&B Festival which is free and starts at noon..

Tamar-Kali @ MoMA Nights
Tamar-Kali blends classical with an almost hard rock style via her Psychochamber Ensemble -- tonight's show is in conjunction with the museum's One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North exhibition. This is free with museum admission.

Sophie, Star Eyes, Cry Baby, Doss @ Output
While this won't be the sensory overload that the PC Music showcase during Red Bull Music Academy was, their associate SOPHIE knows how to get the dancefloors moving.

Vieux Farka Toure, Tamikrest, DJ Dakar @ Prospect Park Bandshell
Malian singer and guitarist Vieux Farka Toure is son of Grammy-winning Malian musician Ali Farka Touré and the fruit doesn't fall to far from the tree -- and neither does the talent. Tonight's show is part of Celebrate Brooklyn!'s free summer series.

Autograph, Bottom's Up, Tempt, Tower, ferreTT @ Saint Vitus
While Saint Vitus usually has more serious heavy acts, tonight the venue hosts '80s hair metal band Autograph who you might remember for their hit "Turn Up the Radio."

Antietam, Loways, Wildwhite @ Trans-Pecos
Originally from Louisville, KY, indie rockers Anteitam have called NYC home for some time. Their sound works a droney-yet-melodic style that isn't too far away from Yo La Tengo.

Foo Fighters, Royal Blood @ Citi Field
Foo Fighters may not be our favorite Dave Grohl project, but it's certainly his most successful. Tonight's their second show of the week at NYC's huge Citi Field.

Little River Band, Ambrosia, Player, Stephen Bishop, Robbie Dupree @ St. George Theatre
If you like to keep it smooth, '70s style, the "Rock the Yacht" tour is for you, with a cavalcade of Me Decade soft rock acts who will literally play "nothing but the hits." You'll get Little River Band ("Reminiscing"), Ambrosia ("How Much I Feel"), Player ("Baby Come Back"), Stephen Bishop ("On and On") and Robbie Dupree ("Steel Away"). (They're doing more songs than that, but not too many more.) While it would've been awesome if this had been actually on a yacht, you can take the Ferry there.

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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July 15, 2015

GOASTT @ Levitation Austin 2015 (more by PSquared)
GOASTT

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

The Weather Station, Andy Shauf @ Mercury Lounge
Toronto artist Tamara Lindeman made her new album as The Weather Station at a French mansion along the Seine. That bucolic setting resulted in a gorgeous, pastoral record (she's getting lots of Joni Mitchell comparisons).

Eszter Balint @ Joe's Pub
You may know her as John Lurie's Hungarian cousin in Jim Jarmusch's Stranger Than Paradise, or Louis CK's neighbor/love interest in season 4 of Louie, but Eszter Balint is also a talented musician who just released her third album, Airless Midnight, which features contributions from Marc Ribot, Dave Schramm, Sam Phillips and others. You can stream it below and tonight's the album release show.

Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, Workman Song & The Highway @ Brooklyn Bowl
Sean Lennon has made experimental, forward-thinking music in his career, but with GOASTT, he fully indulges in the family business of pop that is, for lack of a better word, Beatlesque.

Wet Hot American Summer, Big Ups @ McCarren Park (Summerscreen)
With the new Netflix prequel miniseries premiering later this month, it's time to catch up with the staff at Camp Firewood. Big Ups are now providing the pre-screening music instead of Regal Degal.

Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Street Dogs, The Interrupters @ Webster Hall
The Bosstones have been churning out their raspy-voiced ska punk since the '80s, and they're still going strong. (Their most recent album was 2011's The Magic of Youth.) Today they hit NYC with another Boston band, Street Dogs (the band of former Dropkick Murphys singer Mike McColgan) and Tim Armstrong affiliates The Interrupters.

Foo Fighters, Royal Blood @ Citi Field
Dave Grohl only let his broken leg stop him for a few shows, but he and the Foos are back on the road and tonight's their first of two shows at baseball stadium Citi Field.

Jaill, Air Waves, Scully, Spritzer @ Shea Stadium
Milwaukee's Jaill made their first album in three years, finding themselves on a new label (Burger instead of Sub Pop) but with their hooky sound and sense of humor intact. Tonight's a good show all-around, with opening sets from the gentle Air Waves and scrappy garage of Scully.

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic @ Queensbridge Park
The sound of R&B and hip hop would be very different today without George Clinton and P-Funk's pioneering, out-there sounds. He still pilots the mothership with skill and grooves. This is a free Summerstage show.

Har Mar Superstar, Danny Fingers and The Thumbs, JM Airis, Ruby Stinson @ Bowery Electric
A fearless and funny performer, Har Mar Superstar brings the party -- and his R&B/rock/pop songs -- to wherever he plays.

Hall & Oates @ Nikon at Jones Beach
With a long, long list well-known tunes -- including Number One smashes "Rich Girl", "Kiss on My List", "Private Eyes", "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)", "Maneater", and "Out of Touch" -- it should be a danceable hit parade all night long.

Roosevelt, Rush Midnight @ Baby's All Right
German electronic singer/songwriter/producer Roosevelt picked up some buzz last year for his catchy debut EP, Elliot. He was supposed to play NYC soon after its release, but visa issues got in the way. Now he finally makes his way here for his NYC debut tonight.

'Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life' screening, Ginkgoa @ Socrates Sculpture Garden
Bastille Day was yesterday, but if you are looking to continue celebrating en français, go catch Joann Sfar's untraditional biopic on French pop legend Serge Gainsbourg. He tries to squeeze in too much of Gainsbourg's colorful, wild life, but it's worth seeing. Before the screening Parisian singer Ginkgoa performs. Free, doors at 6:30 PM.

The Family Crest, Arc Iris @ Madison Square Park
Madison Square Park's free "Oval Lawn Series" continues with San Francisco's orchestral indie pop band The Family Crest and Arc Iris (aka Jocie Adams of The Low Anthem).

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

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July 14, 2015

photo: Kelela at MoMA's Armory Party in March (more by Greg Cristman)
Kelela

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

Kelela, Young Paris, Sam Dew, HXLT @ Lot 45
This month's Red Bull Sound Select show in NYC is curated by Afropunk and headlined by the R&B boundary pusher Kelela. Support comes from African electro artist Young Paris, Dave Sitek collaborator Sam Few, and G.O.O.D. Music member HXLT (aka Hollywood Holt). Admission is $3 with RSVP or $10 without.

SOAK, Beau @ Le Poisson Rouge
Charming young Irish singer SOAK released her debut album, Before We Forgot How To Dream, last month. Her songs are draw enough, but she's a good, funny storyteller as well so expect a few between-song banter sessions.

O.A.R., Ryan Bingham @ Brookfield Place
The annual Lowdown Hudson Blues Festival is now called the Lowdown Hudson Music Festival, which explains why O.A.R. are playing this year. It's free, though.

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

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July 13, 2015

photo: Christian Peslak @ The Bell House (more by PSquared)
Christian Peslak

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

Nicole Atkins, Invisible Familiars, Sam Cohen, Emefe, TEEN, Christian Peslak @ Manhattan Inn (tribute to John Lennon, Harry Nilsson & more)
Legendary songwriters John Lennon and Harry Nilsson will be paid tribute to by an impressive cast of musicians, including Nicole Atkins, Invisible Familiars (the project of Jared Samuel, who's worked with John Lennon's son Sean), Sam Cohen (ex-Yellowbirds), Emefe, TEEN, Christian Peslak (Delicate Steve, Saint Rich), and more. They're also promising some covers of Micky Dolenz, Alice Cooper and more surprises.

Father, KeithCharles Spacebar, Slug Christ, Playboi Carti @ SOB's
Atlanta rapper Father has been getting a lot of blog hype lately for his off-kilter slowed-down sound. Does his live show live up to the hype? You can find out tonight. There's also an afterparty at Elvis Guesthouse.

Natalie Prass, Wilder Maker @ Bowery Ballroom
Natalie Prass (once a member of Jenny Lewis' touring band) is young but her music seemingly comes from a different era, recalling Dusty Springfield or even pre-rock pop.

Night Train w/ guest host Seaton Smith @ Littlefield
Seaton Smith subs for regular host Wyatt Cenac, with funny guests Phoebe Robinson, Nat Towsen, Ophira Eisenberg, Katina Corrao, Simeon Goodson, and Michelle Buteau.

Julie Klausner, Cristin Milioti @ Joe's Pub
People (with Bill Eichner), Julie Klauser tonight will be singing "some goddamn songs in her cabaret show. Don't expect anything besides complete and utter magic on this very special evening of music and comedic banter."

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

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July 12, 2015

photo: Jacco Gardner in Chicago (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Jacco Gardner

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

Jacco Gardner, Meatbodies, Dinner @ Baby's All Right
While his new album Hypnophobia was a little too similar to his debut (mushroom tea pysch, lots of harpsichords and mellotrons), he's really something else live, with a seriously good live band (that currently includes kindred spirit Matson on keyboards). This is a fun bill all-around, with LA band Meatbodies (in town for yesterday's 4 Knots) and art weirdo Dinner.

Mudhoney, Pissed Jeans, The Black Clouds @ The Bell House
Having just returned from a European tour, grunge punk icons Mudhoney are in town for their second of two NYC shows, tonight with fellow mess-makers Pissed Jeans, as well as The Black Clouds.

'Sound & Chaos: The Story of BC Studio', White Hills, Martin Bisi, Bob Bert (ex-Sonic Youth), Algis Kizys (ex-Swans), Members of EULA and Insect Ark, Jonathan Kane (ex-Swans), Dan Kaufman (Barbez) @ Littlefield
Tonight, Littlefield is screening the Sound and Chaos documentary which focuses on Brooklyn's BC Studio, where Martin Bisi has recorded music for over 30 years. He's worked with Sonic Youth, Swans, and many more, and former members of both of those bands join him for live performances tonight.

Caveman, Surf Rock is Dead, Braeves @ Riis Park Beach Bazaar
There are way worse ways to spend a Saturday afternoon than at Riis Park Beach Bazaar which offers food, craft beer/wine, shopping, games...all within a stone's throw of the surf. Also: free live music, today featuring NYC guitar pop outfit, Caveman.

George FitzGerald, Arthur @ Zeitgeist at Sea cruise
UK producer George Fitzgerald expanded his earlier deep house and garage style to include a more songwriter-y feel with live vocals on this year's Fading Love (released on Domino imprint Double Six). Tonight he celebrates on a boat that leaves from Pier 83 and W 42nd St.

Johnny Thunders' Birthday Bash w/ Walter Lure & more @ Bowery Electric
Punk legend Johnny Thunders of the New York Dolls and his own band The Heartbreakers would be turning 63 this week, had he not sadly passed away in 1991. In honor of that, his Heartbreakers bandmate Walter Lure and a supporting cast are putting on this show.

Kehlani, Pell @ Highline Ballroom
The "alt-R&B" bubble still hasn't burst, as Kehlani helps prove on her solid debut album, You Should Be Here, which came out earlier this year. Chance the Rapper, BJ the Chicago Kid and others make appearances on it. Opener Pell is worth catching too.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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July 11, 2015

photo: Super Furry Animals in London this year (more by Rachel Juarez-Carr)
Super Furry Animals
photo: New Pornographers @ The Brill Building, 2014 (more by Chris La Putt)
New Pornographers

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

4Knots Festival w/ Super Furry Animals, Stephen Malkmus, Mikal Cronin, Twin Peaks, Screaming Females & more @ Pier 84
The Village Voice's annual outdoor festival isn't at the Seaport this year, and it isn't free either, but it does have the first US show from Welsh greats Super Furry Animals in six years and Stephen Malkmus which is enough to justify the $25 ticket alone. But you also get Mikal Cronin, Twin Peaks, Screaming Females and lots more. Starts at noon...and SFA are playing a full set, if you're wondering.

The New Pornographers, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down @ Prospect Park
There are probably a number of folks who are torn today between SFA/Malkmus and seeing New Pornographers. While Carl Newman and crew have been through NYC a few times in the last year, this show is free... and in the lovely, wooded Prospect Park.

Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival w/ Common, Mobb Deep, Freeway & more @ 50 Kent
The annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival has been hosting various events all week, but tonight's the main one: the big concert at outdoor Williamsburg venue 50 Kent. They've got conscious rap vet Common, Queensbridge legends Mobb Deep, early '00s Roc-A-Fella staple Freeway, Duck Down-signed underground rapper Skyzoo, Disclosure/Pharrell collaborators Lion Babe, Chelsea Reject, Torae, Charles Hamilton, and more.

Rainer Maria, Softspot @ Shea Stadium
Rainer Maria put out a number of great emo/indie rock albums on Polyvinyl back in the late '90s and early '00s, but then broke up in 2006. Earlier this year they reunited at Bowery Ballroom, and this week they play two more hometown shows. This is the second.

Say Anything, Modern Baseball, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Hard Girls @ Best Buy Theater
Say Anything's newer material may not be their strongest, but the early stuff holds up well and all of tonight's openers are great. There's the scrappy Philly kids Modern Baseball, ambitious indie rockers Cymbals Eat Guitars, and raw melodic punks Hard Girls.

Rosetta, So Hideous, No Way, Descender @ Saint Vitus
Rosetta's newest album Quintessential Ephemera is their first with Eric Jernigan of City of Ships as an additional member, and it brings some new sonic territory into their atmospheric post-metal/post-hardcore mix. It's good stuff.

The Rezillos, Gameday Regulars, The Purslaines, Whiskey Bitches @ Gramercy Theatre
UK punk/new wave vets The Rezillos released ZERO, their first album since the '70s, back in March which found the band still in fun form. But expect to hear classics like "Top of the Pops" tonight too.

The Men, Honey, Junk Boys, Red Dawn ii @ Silent Barn
The Men progressively shifted from a punk band to a jam band, and lately members have either spent more time with other projects or left the band all together. We're not entirely sure how any of that will play into what they have in store for us tonight, but there's only one way to find out.

Bok Bok, Corbin & Bobby Raps, Blaqstarr, Despot, Helix, Sheen @ MoMA PS1 (Warm Up)
Warm Up continues today, bringing a lineup split between electronic (Night Slugs DJs Bok Bok, Helix and Sheen) and rap (Corbin & Bobby Raps, Blaqstarr and Despot) to MoMA PS1's hot sunny courtyard.

Pictureplane, DonChristian, Chiffon, :3l​ON, Robin Gold, "Secret Special Guest DJ" @ Aviv
As anyone who attends small electronic shows in NYC knows, ain't no party like a Pictureplane party. And rapper/Le1f associate DonChristian makes this bill extra great.

Summer Thunder w/ PAT, Bottoms @ Union Pool
It's the Summer Thunder edition of JD Samson's monthly party at Union Pool, which means "good vibes, good sound, video projection by local video artists and DJ's that aren't afraid to go deep." There's also a live performance from electro-shock group Bottoms. Starts at 2 PM.

Beverly, Weeknight, Wild Yaks @ Riis Park Beach Bazaar
There are way worse ways to spend a Saturday afternoon than at Riis Park Beach Bazaar which offers food, craft beer/wine, shopping, games...all within a stone's throw of the surf. Also: free live music, today featuring the surfy Beverly, and dark n' twangy Weeknight. Starts at 1 PM.

Dale Watson & His Lone Stars, Jason D. Williams, CatEyEs @ Bowery Ballroom
"Austin's answer to Johnny Cash", Dale Watson released his new album, Call Me Insane, in June. It's the latest in a long and prolific career that's had its joys and sorrows. The Johnny Cash comparison is apt, with a deep resonant voice, honky-tonk sound, and an abundance of truck-drivin' songs. Saucy duo CatEyEs open.

Prince Rupert's Drops, Tamarron, The Due Diligence, Edith Pop @ Cake Shop
Local psych rock band Prince Rupert's Drops headline this show but Austin's Tamarron are worth checking out too. Their album dadrock is loaded with hazy guitar pop that your father may or may not like. Stream it below.

Bridget Everett @ Joe's Pub
Bridget Everett continues to perform her acclaimed show at Joe's Pub. Shy folks might want to either a) not sit too close to the stage or b) not go at all. Everyone else: Bridget's a riot.

Warped Tour @ Jones Beach
We don't actually recommend going to this, but if you're getting dragged there by a friend or family member... well we feel sorry for you. But also, you could make your day kinda better by catching post-hardcore band Citizen and Canadian punks PUP and The Dirty Nil.

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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