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October 11, 2014

Lifetime at Europa in 2012 (more by Rebecca Reed)
Lifetime

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

Lifetime, Mouthpiece, Spraynard, Lemuria @ Stone Pony
American Football's not the only veteran emo band playing the NYC-area this weekend. Melodic hardcore rippers Lifetime will be in NJ for this BrooklynVegan-presented show that includes strong support from fellow NJ vets Mouthpiece, the recently reactivated Spraynard, and Buffalo indie punks Lemuria.

The Gizmos, Pampers, Lame Drivers, Milk Dick @ Union Pool
Bloomington, IN garage rock band The Gizmos existed for a few years and a few EPs in the late '70s. A reformed lineup just played Gonerfest and are in NYC for a show too. Also on the bill are Brooklyn's bruising Pampers, so this should be a fun show.

American Football, Into It. Over It. @ Webster Hall
Emo legends American Football had a very brief career in the late '90s that only resulted in one album, one EP and a few shows, but in the time since then those few recordings have gone on to become very loved and highly influential on the current emo scene. Now they're finally back and tonight is night 2 of their three-night run at Webster Hall, all of which are sold out.

Fleetwood Mac @ Prudential Center
With Christine McVie back in the band for the first time since the late '90s, this is the Fleetwood Mac most people want to see. Expect the return of songs like "Songbird" and "You Make Loving Fun" to the setlist.

Escape Music Festival
It's the first day of NYC's inaugural 2-day Escape Music Festival. The mostly electronic and indie pop lineup features Moby (DJ), Placebo, yeasayer, The Crystal Method, Moon Boots, Ra Ra Riot, STRFKR (DJ), Neon Indian (DJ) and more today.

Tim and Eric, Dr. Steve Brule, DJ Dougg Pound @ Best Buy Theater
Time to get weird. Adult Swim oddballs Tim & Eric and their pal Dr. Steve Brule (aka John C Reilly) have prepared a night you are not likely to forget. Two shows tonight.

Karate Kid screening and reunion! @ 92Y
Part of Comic Con's NY Super Week, this is a screening of '80s family classic, followed by a Q&A with cast members. Mr. Miyagi has passed on, but Daniel-san and "Sweep the Leg" Jonny (not to mention the guy who played his win-at-all-costs sensei) will be there.

The Muffs @ Asbury Lanes
The Muffs put out some killer (and often underrated) garage rock/pop punk in the '90s and now they're back with a new album on Burger that's on par with their prime-era material. They played NYC last night and tonight they're nearby in Asbury Park.

Mirah, Death Vessel @ Le Poisson Rouge
This is a strong double bill for fans of indie folk with good pop melodies. Both Mirah and Death Vessel put out solid albums this year, Changing Light and Island Intervals, respectively.

PC Worship, Whatever Brains, Shells, Shop Talk @ Death By Audio
PC Worship have been regulars on the local noise/avant-garde scene for years but this year they put out their most song-oriented rock album yet, and it shows they're pretty damn good at making this kind of stuff too.

Groundislava, Tha Yellow R. Kel, DJ Jester @ Glasslands
LA producer Groundislava is releasing a new album, Frozen Throne on Wedidit/Friends of Friends which follows his Feel The Heat EP from earlier this year. This is the release party.

Warthog, Bad Noids, Party Plates, Mr. California, Ivy @ The Acheron
One of NYC's consistently great local punk bands Warthog headline this show, and openers Ivy are especially worth catching too.

Vision of Disorder, Primitive Weapons, Secret Cutter, Crushed @ Saint Vitus (CBGB Fest)
Long Island metalcore vets Vision of Disorder have been back in action for a few years now, most recently releasing 2012's The Cursed Remain Cursed LP. One of NYC's stronger newer bands Primitive Weapons provide direct support.

Splashh, Regal Degal, The Johnnys @ Baby's All Right
UK band Splashh are here to beam bright, shoegazy vibes and maybe play some songs from their new LP which is due out early next year. Regal Degal make off-kilter art-rock, with a machinelike rhythm section.

Turnip King, Dinowalrus, Chimes, Adios Ghost, Gingerlys @ Friends and Lovers
North Brooklyn isn't the only place to see bands in the borough anymore. This is a Death by Audio-worthy lineup right in Crown Heights.

Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer @ Town Hall
Chris Thile never has a lack of things going on. Earlier this year he played shows as a member of the reunited Nickel Creek, he's still got the Punch Brothers plenty active, and now he has a new collaborative LP with Edgar Meyer called Bass & Mandolin (can you guess what instruments they recorded it with?). That duo teams up at Town Hall tonight.

Anais Mitchell, Dietrich Strause @ Rockwood Music Hall
Anais Mitchell may be best known in certain circles for Hadestown, her 2010 album which heavily featured Justin Vernon, but she had already been writing quality folk songs before that and she continues to. Her newest album, Xoa, came out this week and contains solo versions of some her older songs, including several from Hadestown.

Ceramics, Haybaby, Crazy Pills, We Ride On @ Cameo Gallery (CBGB Fest)
This CBGB Fest show has a lineup of mostly garage/grungy pop, and if you're hitting this one we especially recommend catching Haybaby and Crazy Pills.

Loudon Wainwright III @ Michael Schimmel Center For The Arts
One of the many talented Wainwrights, Loudon (father of Rufus and Martha) performs at Pace University's Schimmel Center tonight.

X Japan @ Madison Square Garden
If you're still wondering who the hell's this band who can headline MSG, X Japan have been making rousing power metal with the over-the-top dress and hair of the visual kei scene since 1982, and they've got a crazed fan base all over the world.

If you'd rather go to the movies, we highly recommend Whiplash which stars JK Simmons as an obsessive music teacher at the best musical conservatory in the country who pushes a promising drummer to the edge of his potential. Mr. Holland's Opus it ain't. You can also catch Nas: Time is Illmatic at Nitehawk.

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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October 10, 2014

American Football in Chicago in August (more by Jeff Ryan)
American Football

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

American Football, S. Carey @ Webster Hall
Emo legends American Football had a very brief career in the late '90s that only resulted in one album, one EP and a few shows, but in the time since then those few recordings have gone on to become very loved and highly influential on the current emo scene. Now they're finally back and tonight begins their three-night run at Webster Hall, all of which are sold out.

Allo Darlin, Sapphire Mansions @ Glasslands
Winsome, charming, and undeniably talented, seeing an Allo Darlin show is a sure way to lift your spirits -- even for the ukulele-phobes out there. Sapphire Mansions take their name (and maybe just a smidge of their sound) from a Felt song and are quality too.

Mighty Mouse, Paul Raffaele, Speakerbot @ Glasslands
After the Allo Darlin' show, hang around Glasslands to party late with London producer Mighty Mouse.

Electric Six, Soft White Sixties @ Marlin Room at Webster Hall
Electric Six are essentially a one-joke band -- off the charts ego/bravado/innuendo over danceable rock -- who've managed to milk it across 11 albums. (Human Zoo is out next week.) Whether you had enough after "Danger! High Voltage!" or still dig the schtick, E6 are always a fun live show.

The Muffs, Upset, Miriam @ The Bell House (CBGB Festival)
The Muffs put out some killer (and often underrated) garage rock/pop punk in the '90s and now they're back with a new album on Burger that's on par with their prime-era material. Upset feature members of Hole and Vivian Girls and they're pretty likeminded to the Muffs, and Miriam is the new solo project of Norton Records co-founder/A-Bones drummer/singer Miriam Linna.

Yelle, Lemonade @ Irving Plaza
Despite the language barrier, Yelle scored a big club hit in the late '00s with "A cause des garçons" (Later used for the French people dancing SNL sketch). She just released her third album, Complètement Fou, featuring more of her effervescent Franco-synthpop.

Buke and Gase, Battle Trance, Palm @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Buke and Gase make their own instruments and use them to create pretty eccentric sounds. Battle Trance count one of the former tUnE-yArDs sax players as a member, and they should be interesting too.

Code Orange, Twitching Tongues, Soul Search @ Palisades
Code Orange dropped the "Kids" from their name and went in a more alt-metal direction on this year's I Am King. Their shows are usually crazy and that should definitely be the case at the small Palisades.

Hiro Kone, Lace Curtain, Eaters, Negative Supply @ Silent Barn
While Mikey Young prefers not to leave Australia these days, the other half of Lace Curtain, David West, is bringing the band to the US for a short tour. Brookyn duo Eaters are on tour with them and make similarly proggy synthesizer music, mostly instrumental.

Citizen, You Blew It!, Slingshot Dakota, True Love @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Headliners Citizen make a melodic mix of post-hardcore and alternative rock, and they're joined by some cool openers like '90s-style emo devotees You Blew It! and the Mates of States-y keyboards/drums duo Slingshot Dakota.

Marketa Irglova @ Le Poisson Rouge
The Swell Season's Marketa Irglova just released her second solo album, entitled Muna, and celebrates it tonight.

Crime in Stereo, Sorority Noise, Mannequin Pussy, Nine of Swords, Push Ups @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Crime In Stereo have been reunited for about two years now, and they headline this show which has some pretty great openers: the scrappy Sorority Noise, shoegazy punks Mannequin Pussy and screamo-y punks Nine of Swords.

Low Fat Getting High, Kal Marks, Chat Logs @ Death By Audio
Any chance to get to DbA before it closes is a good one, and you can't really go wrong with tonight's lineup which includes grungy punks Low Fat Getting High, quirky indie rockers Kal Marks and the noisy Chat Logs.

Tom & Boot Boys, Anasazi, Aspects of War, Sad Boys, L.O.T.I.O.N., Primitive Pact @ The Acheron
Tokyo's Tom & Boot Boys are only playing two US shows this year, this being one of them. A handful of NYC's finest in punk and hardcore (and MA's Aspects of War) are on board to support.

Gramercy Arms @ HiFi
A NYC indie rock supergroup fronted by Dave Derby (The Dambuilders) and also featuring Sean Eden (Luna) and Kevin March (Shudder to Think, GbV), Gramercy Arms just released their second album, The Seasons of Love. It's loaded '70s singer-songwriter vibes (think Todd Rundgren or Harry Nilsson) plus a load of guests, including Derby's old Dambuilders bandmate Joan "As Policewoman" Wasser, Tanya Donnelly, Matthew Caws, Letters to Cleo frontperson Kay Hanley and more. So who know who may turn up for this show?

Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo @ Capitol Theatre
Pat Benatar's got no lack of '70s/'80s rock hits from "Heartbreaker" to "Hit Me with Your Best Shot" to "Love Is a Battlefield." We'll likely hear all of those and plenty more tonight.

Cast of Star Trek: TNG Moderated by William Shatner @ Manhattan Center Hammerstein Ballroom
Do you go to your local coffee shop and order "Tea. Earl Grey. Hot."? Then chances are you're already in line for this Comic Con Super Week event that reunites most of the TNG crew, Jonathan Frakes being the most conspicuous absentee. First gen captain William Shatner moderates, making this the first meeting of Picard and Kirk sense Star Trek: Generations. This is bound to go better than that.

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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October 9, 2014

Robert Plant in Chicago earlier this week (more by James Richards IV)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters @ Brooklyn Bowl
Maybe Led Zeppelin will never reunite, but Robert Plant and his band the Sensational Space Shifters (including members of Massive Attack and Portishead) get the Led out on their tours and their original material's not half bad either.

Judas Priest, Steel Panther @ Barclays Center
Heavy metal legends Judas Priest released their 17th album in 44 years this year. It had some classsic-sounding Priest on there and sometimes that's all you can ask for. Of course, they've got tons major classics to play tonight too and we'll surely hear plenty of those.

King Tuff, Cassie Ramone, Roya @ Bowery Ballroom
Garage powerpop royalty, King Tuff just released his new album, Black Moon Spell, and celebrates tonight with a complimentary lineup of openers.

Dev Hynes (performing score to "Palo Alto") @ BRIC House (two shows)
Tonight the Blood Orange mastermind is performing his score to Gia Coppola's new film Palo Alto (based on the book by James Franco, who also stars in the film).

Black Kids, Psychic Twin, Miami Drive @ Cameo Gallery
Victims of overhype success, lets not forget that what got these Floridians into the mess was some really catchy, likable songs. After a few years out from under the microscope, Black Kids are back.

Billy Idol, Walking Papers, Ex Cops, Skins @ Center 548 (CBGB Festival)
With that sneer and a boatload of catchy songs, Billy Idol was one of MTV's poster boys in the network's first few years. Tonight's show is part of the CBGB Festival kickoff event. This will also be one of Ex Cops first shows since revamping their sound further into pop territory.

Heavy Trash, Bloodshot Bill @ Club Helsinki (Hudson)
With his band Heavy Trash, Jon Spencer takes the same approach to rockabilly as he does the blues: explode it. Bloodshot Bill, who also plays in the band these days, also has his own opening set.

Clouder, The Teen Age, Spirit System @ Death By Audio
Tonight's DbA show is a quality lineup of Brooklyn indie pop. Stream Clouder's most recent album below.

Electric Six, Soft White Sixties @ Knitting Factory (CBGB Festival)
Electric Six are essentially a one-joke band -- off the charts ego/bravado/innuendo over danceable rock -- who've managed to milk it across 11 albums. (Human Zoo is out next week.) Whether you had enough after "Danger! High Voltage!" or still dig the schtick, E6 are always a fun live show.

DEBUT @ Knockdown Center
Sleep No More performer Emily Terndrup and La Blogotheque director Derrick Belcham are on the final of three nights of their new project "Debut" tonight. "Debut" merges "independent music, contemporary dance theater and large-scale art installations." The music was written and will be performed by a very impressive cast of Julianna Barwick, Mauro Remiddi (Porcelain Raft), Ruby Kato Attwood and John Ancheta (Yamantaka // Sonic Titan), David Moore (Bing & Ruth), Jessie Stein (The Luyas), Hannah Epperson, Taraka Larson (Prince Rama) and Reed Smidebush (Muuny).

Aziz Ansari @ Madison Square Garden (two shows)
Aziz Ansari has come a really long way from his early days, and is now not only headlining the iconic Madison Square Garden but playing two shows there tonight (7:30 PM and 10:30 PM). He deserves it too, he just keeps getting better and his jokes are smart too. His recent NYC-area set on the Oddball tour talked about the realness of #YesAllWomen while keeping the crowd in stitches.

Kaytranada, Benji B, Obey City @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Montreal producer Kaytranada has been having a good year, collaborating with Vic Mensa, signing to XL and more. Tonight's his second of two NYC shows for the week.

Pete Tong, Sabo, Put In Werk @ Output
UK DJ Pete Tong has been a dance music force since the '80s and his ear has stayed sharp since even if many people only know him as part of the phrase "It's all gone Pete Tong."

The Adventures of Danny & Mike Live featuring Polaris @ The Bell House
This was originally supposed to be a "nite of '90s Nickelodeon Nostalgia" at Hammerstein Ballroom, but got canceled last-minute. It's been turned into two events: "An Oral History of '90s Nickelodeon" at Treehouse Theatre (6 PM) featuring the music of Doug; and then later at the Bell House (10:30 PM) a taping of Pete & Pete's podcast with a live performance from theme song singers Polaris. The latter is maybe all people wanted anyway, and is now just $10.

Father Murphy, Oneirogen, Of Earth and Sun, Theologian @ The Acheron
The dark, noisy experimental band Father Murphy returns to NYC tonight and he'll be joined by the intensely heavy one-man-band Oneirogen, industrial/noise unit Theologian, and the droning OF Earth & Sun.

Murphy's Law, Hymen Holocaust, Beat Brigade, New York Junk, Heeney, The Martinets, The Threads @ Bowery Electric (CBGB Festival)
One of the few artists playing CBGB Fest who played the actual CBGB multiple times back in the day is Murphy's Law. Catch them not far from the original CBGB location at Bowery Electric tonight.

Owen, S. Carey @ The Studio At Webster Hall
American Football's about to kick off a 3-night reunion run in Webster Hall's Grand Ballroom, all three of which are sold out. That's quite the welcome return, but frontman Mike Kinsella's also been keeping busy all these years since AF broke up in his consistently great Owen project. Here's a chance to hear those songs in a smaller location before the AF run begins. Also sold out.

Foxygen, Juan Wauters, The Lemon Twigs @ Webster Hall
Foxygen's sprawling 24-track double LP, And Star Power, is not quite as easy to play "spot the influence" as their last album. (But they are staying the the '60s/'70s millieu.) How many new songs will they be able to pack in at tonight's show?

Deicide, Abysmal Dawn, Septicflesh, Inquisition, Carach Angren @ Gramercy Theatre
Deicide, the grand-daddies of death metal controversy, are currently on the road with Septicflesh, Abysmal Dawn, Carach Angren, and no strangers to backlash themselves, Inquisition. Tour hits NYC tonight.

Ghostface Killah, Just Blaze @ Webster Hall
Hip hop DJ Just Blaze continues his weekly House Party at Webster Hall tonight, and he's got a special guest with him this time, the great Ghostface Killah.

Intimate Evening with Anthony Fantano @ Littlefield
The internet's self-proclaimed "busiest music nerd," popular music blogger/vlogger Anthony Fantano is doing...something tonight at Littlefield.

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

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October 8, 2014

Blake Mills w/ Fiona Apple at LPR earlier this month (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Blake Mills

King Tuff @ Knitting Factory 2011 (more by Jessica Amaya)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Blake Mills, yMusic @ Rough Trade
Frequent Fiona Apple collaborator/tourmate Blake Mills put out his own album of quality blues folk, Heigh Ho, this year and has been supporting on this tour which Fiona has been joining him on stage at. Tonight's his second of two NYC shows on this tour. Sold out.

Foxygen, Dub Thompson, Jungle Green @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Foxygen's sprawling 24-track double LP, And Star Power, is not quite as easy to play "spot the influence" as their last album. (But they are staying the the '60s/'70s millieu.) How many new songs will they be able to pack in at tonight's record release show?

Bass Drum of Death, The People's Temple, Desert Sharks @ Santos Party House
Alamaba rock duo Bass Drum of Death released their new album, Rip This, this week and are celebrating tonight at Santos with The People's Temple who are worth showing up early for.

King Tuff, Fletcher C. Johnson, Honey @ Baby's All Right
Garage powerpop royalty, King Tuff just released his new album, Black Moon Spell, and celebrates tonight with a complimentary lineup of openers. Sold out.

QUAD, Dub Thompson @ Baby's All Right
If you're going for King Tuff, stick around for the second of QUAD's late-night residency at Baby's, which starts at midnight and is free. QUAD spun off of Spires and have a similar '60s-meets-Madchester vibe. Dub Thompson, who opened for Foxygen earlier at MHOW, is on the bill too. Meanwhile, Foxygen's Jonathan Rado will be spinning tunes in the front room.

Ancient Sky, Little Gold, Backwords, Heaven's Jail @ Death by Audio
Brooklyn psych-rock combo Ancient Sky headline tonight's solid DbA show that also features Athens, GA's Little Sky, plus Backwords and Heaven's Jail.

Nothing Changes w/ YOU, Hot Guts @ Home Sweet Home
YOU. recently released their third album Sunchaser which was recorded with Cult of Youth's Sean Ragon and features a nice dose of gloomy synth goth.

"Debut" w/ Julianna Barwick, Porcelain Raft, more @ Knockdown Center
Sleep No More performer Emily Terndrup and La Blogotheque director Derrick Belcham are premiering their new project "Debut" tonight, and will put on the show tomorrow and Thursday as well. "Debut" merges "independent music, contemporary dance theater and large-scale art installations." The music was written and will be performed by a very impressive cast of Julianna Barwick, Mauro Remiddi (Porcelain Raft), Ruby Kato Attwood and John Ancheta (Yamantaka // Sonic Titan), David Moore (Bing & Ruth), Jessie Stein (The Luyas), Hannah Epperson, Taraka Larson (Prince Rama) and Reed Smidebush (Muuny).

The Blow, DJ Laura Dern/(aka Colin Self) @ Union Pool
This is the second of The Blow's three Union Pool "unplugged" residency shows. Says Khaela: "These shows are a laboratory for working out new ways of performing electronic music live. We will be performing songs, just songs, from the extended Blow catalog." Ok then!

Robert Wilson and Rufus Wainwright @ BAM
As part of the music-theatre program of BAM's Next Wave Festival, 'Shakespeare's Sonnets,' "a contemporary take on 25 specially chosen sonnets from Shakespeare's cannon" is making its US premiere with a score by Rufus Wainwright and direction by Robert Wilson. Performances run through Saturday (10/11).

Kaytranada, Benji B, Obey City @ Bowery Ballroom
Montreal producer Kaytranada has been having a good year, collaborating with Vic Mensa, signing to XL and more. Tonight's his first of two NYC shows for the week.

The Bug & Manga, Actress, Aurora Halal @ Output
The Bug finally released his album which features a ton of impressive guests such as Grouper, Death Grips, Gonjasufi and Justin Broadrick. He's currently on tour with one of the guests, Manga, providing vocals at his shows, and tonight's show is doubly great with his Ninja Tune labelmate Actress on the bill too.

Big Terrific @ Cameo
Max Silvestri hosts the free weekly comedy show in the back of Williamsburg's Lovin' Cup. No word on who's performing tonight, but Max usually lets us know via his Twitter.

Jackson Browne @ Beacon Theatre
An icon of the '70s California boomer singer-songwriter style, Jackson Browne released his 14th album, Standing in the Breach, this week. But expect lots of hits -- like "Running on Empty" and "The Pretender" -- as well as new songs.

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

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October 7, 2014

Cloud Nothings at Pitchfork Fest 2014 (more by James Richards IV)
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Perfume Genius in Chicago in 2012 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
Perfume Genius

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

Cloud Nothings, Tyvek @ Irving Plaza
Cloud Nothings returned with another excellent album this year, Here and Nowhere Else, which like 2012's Attack on Memory continued to push their indie rock further into post-hardcore territories. Their shows are always great too (partially thanks to their maniacal drummer) and Tyvek's opening set should be a good fit.

Perfume Genius, Matteah Baim @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
While Perfume Genius has always been great, he takes a huge leap forward on his new record Too Bright, crossing over into previously unchartered sonic territory as far as his earlier albums were concerned.

Fleetwood Mac @ MSG
With Christine McVie back in the band for the first time since the late '90s, this is the Fleetwood Mac most people want to see. Expect the return of songs like "Songbird" and "You Make Loving Fun" to the setlist.

James Murphy (DJ set), Pete Tong (DJ set) @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Part of NY Super Week, coffemaker James Murphy and famed UK DJ Pete Tong will trade sets after a conversation with Endgame: The Calling author James Frey.

Big K.R.I.T., Two-9 @ Highline Ballroom
The buzz may have died down a bit for Big K.R.I.T., but just in terms of rhymes he's still one of the best there is in the newer-school rap scene. Two-9 have been seeming pretty promising too.

Xeno & Oaklander @ The Kitchen
The 'Synth Nights' series at The Kitchen continues tonight with moody synth duo Xeno & Oaklander who will play "an all-analogue synth set accompanied by a projection of new Super 8 films by Liz Wendelbo."

"Debut" w/ Julianna Barwick, Porcelain Raft, more @ Knockdown Center
Sleep No More performer Emily Terndrup and La Blogotheque director Derrick Belcham are premiering their new project "Debut" tonight, and will put on the show tomorrow and Thursday as well. "Debut" merges "independent music, contemporary dance theater and large-scale art installations." The music was written and will be performed by a very impressive cast of Julianna Barwick, Mauro Remiddi (Porcelain Raft), Ruby Kato Attwood and John Ancheta (Yamantaka // Sonic Titan), David Moore (Bing & Ruth), Jessie Stein (The Luyas), Hannah Epperson, Taraka Larson (Prince Rama) and Reed Smidebush (Muuny).

Gardens & Villa, Alex G, Grand Resort @ Bowery Ballroom
The once-buzzy Gardens & Villa team with the currently-buzzy Alex G tonight for this show which also includes Brooklyn indie poppers Grand Resort, so it's a pretty cool bill all around.

DJ Quik @ SOB's
Hip hop veteran DJ Quik has been at it for over two decades, and his most recent album, 2011's The Book of David, proved he's still going strong. He finally follows that album with The Midnight Life next week and tonight he plays a release show for it.

Matthewdavid, Cities Aviv, Trabajo, The Lark Kidder Band @ Death by Audio
Brainfeeder associate Matthewdavid goes in a hip hop/R&B direction on his new album, so teaming up with local rap weirdo Cities Aviv should be a good fit tonight.

Prince Rama, Puro Instinct, Leverage Models @ Glasslands
This is a cool bill with psych freaks Prince Rama, Puro Instinct whose dream pop heads in a bit of dancier direction on their new single, and Shannon from Stars Like Fleas' current band Leverage Models.

Vulture Shit, Big Ups, Flagland, Lost Boy?, Washer @ Palisades
Pretty much every band on this bill is a quality example of the punkier side of Brooklyn indie rock. If you only catch one band on this show tonight though, we especially recommend the Fugazi/Slint blend of Big Ups.

The Bangles @ City Winery
While some associate The Bangles with the silly but fun "Walk Like an Egyptian" and shmaltzy "Eternal Flame," the band got their start -- when they were just called The Bangs (as in Lester) -- as part of LA's early-'80s Paisley Underground scene that spawned Dream Syndicate, Rain Parade, and The Three O'Clock.

The People's Temple, The Mystery Lights, Mirror Queen @ Acheron
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 a very solid batch of songs. There is no shortage of this sort of stuff out there, but these guys do it better than most. Tonight they headline Acheron ahead of their show this week at Santos with Bass Drum of Death.

Jackson Browne @ Beacon Theatre
An icon of the '70s California boomer singer-songwriter style, Jackson Browne released his 14th album, Standing in the Breach, this week. But expect lots of hits -- like "Running on Empty" and "The Pretender" -- as well as new songs.

Seth Herzog's SWEET @ The Slipper Room
Having recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, Seth Herzog's SWEET gets back to business as usual: being one of the most consistent comedy shows in the city.

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

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October 6, 2014

Fleetwood Mac @ Jones Beach 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)

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

Fleetwood Mac @ Madison Square Garden
With Christine McVie back in the band for the first time since the late '90s, this is the Fleetwood Mac most people want to see see expect the return of songs like "Songbird" and "You Make Loving Fun" to the setlist.

GusGus, Kiko King & Creativemaze @ Highline Ballroom
Long-running Icelandic band GusGus, once part of the 4AD stable, have been making music for nearly 20 years, having released their ninth, very dancey, album, Mexico, in June via Kompakt.

The Bangles @ City Winery
While some associate The Bangles with the silly but fun "Walk Like an Egyptian" and shmaltzy "Eternal Flame," the band got their start -- when they were just called The Bangs (as in Lester) -- as part of LA's early-'80s Paisley Underground scene that spawned Dream Syndicate, Rain Parade, and The Three O'Clock.

Walter TV, Tonstartssbandht, Jerry Paper
Walter TV are probably best known as Mac DeMarco's backing band (that Mac often plays in). But the band, who are based outta LA these days (Mac's in Brooklyn) are going out on tour Mac-free this fall with Tonstartssbandht (whose Andy Boay is in the new lineup of Mac's band). Tonight's the tour kickoff.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac is back in the conductor's seat for this week's Night Train that features Sam Morril, Nate Fridson, and Alzo Slade.

Mike Birbiglia @ Union Hall
While Mike has been playing big rooms for his new show, "Thank God for the Jokes," he continues to hone his craft at these intimate "working it out" shows at Union Hall. Sold out.

Doug Loves Movies @ Gramercy Theatre
Doug Benson comes to NYC for another taping of his very popular podcast.

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

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October 5, 2014

Blood Bros
Blood Bros

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

The Blood Brothers, Violent Bullshit @ Warsaw
One of the 2000s' freakiest and most exciting post-hardcore bands The Blood Brothers are back and having played Central Park's Modern Sky Fest yesterday tonight they headline their first NYC show of the reunion (BrooklynVegan presents). The shows they've played so far have gotten great reviews so this should be a good one. Ex-Orchid band Violent Bullshit open. Sold out.

EMA, Doldrums, The Point @ Bowery Ballroom
EMA changed things up for this year's The Future's Void which is a bigger and weirder sounding album than its predecessor (both are great). Doldrums are a force of their own and make this a pretty unstoppable double bill. Opening is newer band The Point, who are the electronic pop duo of MEN's Michael O'Neill and former Lisps singer Sammy Tunis. Get there on time or you'll end up missing The Point.

Modern Sky Festival @ Central Park
It's the second day of the two-day Modern Sky Festival in Central Park with another good lineup that includes Cat Power, Stars, Amiee Mann & Ted Leo's band The Both, and more.

The Afghan Whigs, Joseph Arthur @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
he Afghan Whigs made a fine return with Do To The Beast, their first new album in 16 years that finds their gritty, grungy soul intact. Tonight they play with old pal Joseph Arthur.

Om, Watter @ Le Poisson Rouge
Emil Amos has been busy this year with his band Holy Sons, and Al CIsner has also been busy making new music for the first time in 20 years with Sleep (those two bands also recently played together). Tonight they're sharing the stage again, but this time as their awesome collaborative stoner doom band Om. Openers Watter include members of Grails (which Emil is also in) and Slint.

Pygmy Lush, Pink Wash, Mannequin Pussy, Alien Trilogy @ Death by Audio
With members of pg.99 and City of Caterpillar, you may expect Pygmy Lush to be a much heavier band than they are, but instead they make a blend of folk and post-rock that's intense in a much different way. Tourmates Pink Wash (mems Bleeding Rainbow, Hume) make noisy punk and Mannequin Pussy's shoegazy punk will be a good fit too.

Sinkane, Helado Negro @ Baby's All Right
Having played the night before at Modern Sky Festival's performance of William Onyeabor tribute "Atomic Bomb," Sinkane will be playing his own danceable, world-influenced music tonight. Will some of his special guest friends from the night before show up to help?

Small Black, Nicholas Nicholas, Mitski @ Brooklyn Flea
Music at Brooklyn Flea continues today with chillwave survivors Small Black headlining. We also recommend getting there on time for Mitski, who brings together airy folk and fuzzy punk in a way that works very well.

Matana Roberts (Coin Coin Wildcard), Knuckle Under @ Trans-Pecos
Contemporary jazz great Matana Roberts kicks off a three-night residency at Trans-Pecos tonight to workshop her new Coin Coin project "which blends together cut throat nyc improvisation, in your face experimentalism, free jazz/anti jazz narrative to explore topics of American history she is forever obsessed with."

Tiny Ruins, Sowlekil (Hamish Kilgour and Alex Sowles), Fasano @ Mercury Lounge
New Zealand-based Hollie Fullbrook makes music as Tiny Ruins, spare and delicate folk. Sowlekil is a new project from two drummers: Hamish Kilgour (The Clean) and Alex Sowles (Ganglians) though neither are playing drums here.


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October 4, 2014

Lykke Li at The Apollo in May (more by Gretchen Robinette)
Lykke Li

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

Modern Sky Festival @ Central Park
It's day 1 of the two-day Modern Sky Festival in Central Park with a good lineup that includes the reunited Blood Brothers, art rock/electronic/etc greats Liars, a William Onyeabor tribute (featuring Peaking Lights, Dead Prez, Pharoah Sanders, Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor and more), among others. Blood Brothers hang around NYC for a BV-presented Warsaw show tomorrow too.

Lykke Li @ Radio City Music Hall
With her new album, Lykke Li has fully transformed from light entertainment to Serious Artist, and with it has come bigger and bigger audiences. (If she played "Little Bit" and "Breaking Up" we wouldn't think less of her, though.) Radio City's tony vibe should fit with her sound nicely.

The Afghan Whigs, Charles Bradley @ Beacon Theater
The Afghan Whigs made a fine return with Do To The Beast . Tonight they play in perhaps the nicest room in Manhattan, well paired with Charles Bradley's vintage soul.

Screaming Females, Pujol, Mal Blum @ Knitting Factory
Screaming Females always put on a roaring show that's dissonant but catchy, full of guitar solos, and must be seen. Garage rockers Pujol are always a treat too.

Downtown Fest w/ Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks, Atlas Sound, Tobacco, Mas Ysa, Vacationer, Computer Magic & more @ Webster Hall
It's Downtown Fest's second of two days taking over all three rooms of Webster Hall with Animal Collective member Avey Tare's band Slasher Flicks, Deerhunter singer Bradford Cox's solo project Atlas Sound, Black Moth Super Rainbow-related Tobacco and more.

Mr. Twin Sister, Moon King, Zula @ Baby's All Right
While adding a title to their name is questionable (SEO), there's no denying the lushly orchestrated dance music on Mr. Twin Sister's new album that evokes mid-'90s Bjork and Everything But the Girl. We're hoping there will be live strings at tonight's show, we shall see. If you're going to this sold out show, do get there for Toronto's Moon King who make exciting, shoegazy pop.

Big Freedia, La Chev (DJ Set), Friendly Ghost @ Glasslands
Stop watching Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" video or Miley Cyrus with Robin Thicke and go to Glasslands where Big Freedia will show you how twerking's really done.

La Roux, Midnight Magic @ Terminal 5
In the five years since La Roux made her acclaimed debut, Elly Jackson split from her songwriting partner, lost her voice -- both creatively and literally -- and spent the time since getting it back. Those issues, hinted at with the title of her new album, Trouble in Paradise, seem to have been worked out as singles "Uptight Downtown" and "Tropical Chancer" have a buoyant quality to them that recalls the charming pop of Bananarama. That's a good thing, by the way.

Tokimonsta, Made In Heights @ Le Poisson Rouge
Tokimonsta's ready for bigger stages than LPR at this point, which of course explains why this is sold out and it's sure to be nuts.

FREEMAN, Arc Iris @ Bowery Ballroom
FREEMAN, the new band from former Ween singer Aaron "Gene" Freeman, released their debut album earlier this summer which is perhaps a little less cheese (and chocolate) than his old band but still with all the tasty noodles.

Sick of It All, H2O, Wisdom In Chains, White Collar Crime @ Irving Plaza
Sick of It All and H2O team up for a night of classic New York hardcore at Irving tonight.

JG Thirlwell & Sarah Lipstate, The Soft Pink Truth @ Saint Vitus
Foetus' JG Thirlwell and Noveller's Sarah Lipstate team for a duo set tonight which should be super interesting to see, especially if you're into this kind of stuff. The Soft Pink Truth is the genre-tweaking sideproject of Matmos' Drew Daniel who just released a deconstructionist take on black metal, Why Do the Heathens Rage?, and that should be interesting to see as well.

Las Rosas, Sam Coffee & The Iron Lung, A Rex & J Rex, Blonde Elvis @ Death By Audio
If you dig late-'60s paisley psych/surf/garage, Las Rosas are probably Brooklyn's finest exporters of that sound. (They're kinda the East coast Allah-Las.) They headline this show that features other garagey bands, plus Toronto's glammy Blonde Elvis who are worth getting there early for.

Happiness (members of Deer Tick), Wicked Kind (members of Titus Andronicus), Ron Gallo @ Glasslands
There's some current and former members of some pretty cool bands on this bill, including Happiness which has three Deer Tick members including former Titus Andronicus member Ian O'Neil. And other Titus members are in the band Wicked Kind who play right before them.

Langhorne Slim, Osei Essed @ City Winery
Folk rocker Langhorne Slim last played NYC two months ago opening for Old Crow Medicine Show in Central Park, and here's a chance to see him headline in a much more intimate environment.

Radical Dads, The Suzan, Red Sneakers, Quiet Down @ Muchmore's
Celebrate the release of Radical Dads' new cassette at tonight's show and dig into their classic indie rock sound which they do better than most. Japanese expats The Suzan are a lot of fun too. Dance at your  own peril, however.

Jeffrey Lewis & The Jrams, Shilpa Ray, Palberta @ Palisades
Jeffrey Lewis and Shilpa Ray have both been two consistently great names on the NYC scene for a while now, and tonight's a cool chance to see them together.

Talib Kweli Band of Skulls, ASTR @ Sonos Studio
The shows at Sonos Studio (that you had to RSVP for, now closed) continue tonight with the very active and always entertaining hip hop veteran Talib Kweli. UPDATE: Talib dropped off but Band of Skulls and ASTR are playing instead.

mewithoutYou, The Appleseed Cast, Hop Along @ Starland Ballroom
Literate/spiritual Philly art rockers mewithoutYou are currently on the road celebrating the tenth anniversary of their genre-defying Catch For Us The Foxes. Support is equally excellent, coming from emo-turned-post-rock vets The Appleseed Cast and a great newer Philly band, Hop Along. The tour hits NYC later this month, but is nearby for tonight's NJ show.

Doug E Fresh, Rakim, Slick Rick, Big Daddy Kane, Biz Markie @ NYCB Theatre at Westbury
Head to Long Island for this show tonight which has no shortage of undeniable hip hop legends.

Bassnectar, Big Gigantic, Rusko, Paper Diamond @ Madison Square Garden
You may just want to steer clear of this one all together, but if EDM is your thing it's not like you'll find a better lineup somewhere else in NYC tonight.

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

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October 3, 2014

Peaking Lights at Austin Psych Fest 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
Peaking Lights

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

Danny Brown @ House Of Vans
Danny Brown not only makes killer rap albums but he has a super excitable live show that's partially due to his love of trap/EDM beats. You had to RSVP for this show and that's now closed.

Mr. Twin Sister, Ava Luna, Touch @ Baby's All Right
While adding a title to their name is questionable (SEO), there's no denying the lushly orchestrated dance music on Mr. Twin Sister's new album that evokes mid-'90s Bjork and Everything But the Girl. We're hoping there will be live strings at tonight's show, we shall see.

Peaking Lights, Blazer Sound System @ Baby's All Right
Immediately after Mr. Twin Sister you can see dubby LA duo Peaking Lights whose new album Cosmic Logic has a bit of a new wave feel.

Peaking Lights @ Other Music
You can also catch Peaking Lights at this free in-store earlier in the night though space is limited at OM's tiny space. 9 PM.

Downtown Boys, Joyride, Nona, Adult Mom, Arm Candy, Alice @ Silent Barn
Among other things, this is the last NYC show Nona will play (and second to last show overall) before they break up. The Philly band only first came onto our radar earlier this year with their excellent melodic punk debut Through The Head. Catch them while you still can. Also on tonight's show are the political and crazy fun Downtown Boys, who are very much a see-it-live band, and joyride! who are pretty likeminded to Nona.

Downtown Fest w/ Kiesza, Autre Ne Veut, IAMSU!, Zebra Katz, Saint Pepsi @ Webster Hall
Tonight's the second night of Downtown Fest (and first of the 2-night stand at Webster Hall) with a diverse lineup of rising pop singer Kiesza, alt-R&B weirdo Autre Ne Veut, two very different rappers IAMSU! and Zebra Katz, and Saint Pepsi.

Animal Collective (DJ set) @ Brooklyn Bowl
While Panda Bear is getting his new album ready for the world (presumably, at least), the other three members of Animal Collective are spinning tunes from the DJ booth. Tonight's their second of three Brooklyn Bowl dates on this tour, the next happening in November.

Cro-Mags, The Wilding Incident, Heavy Chains, Ache @ Saint Vitus
Hometown crossover thrash heroes Cro-Mags still party like it's 1989 and tonight they'll do so at Saint Vitus with a pretty well-matched support bill, including Sacha Jenkins' band The Wilding Incident. (Sacha is also in White Mandingos with Cro-Mags' pal Darryl of Bad Brains.)

Richard Reed Parry (of Arcade Fire) @ Sonos Studios at NeueHouse
When he's not playing in one of the biggest rock bands in the world, Richard Reed Parry is a key member of the indie/classical scene, and this year's solo album Music for Heart and Breath is very much in that realm. You had to RSVP for tonight's show, and that's now closed.

Weird Womb, Slavve, Tape Deck Mountain, The Gondoliers @ Shea Stadium
Slavve, the duo which features onetime Surfer Blood drummer Marcos Marchesani, released their self-titled EP this summer, full of hard-hitting lo-fi rock. Tape Deck Mountain, the shoegazy former San Diegans, released Sway last year. Their tour together wraps up tonight.

Nude Beach, Juniper Rising, Organs, Roya @ Union Pool
Nude Beach's blue collar power pop has echoes of guys like Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Costello, and they certainly do a good job with it. They're a few weeks away from releasing their new album, 77 (which is also a year it sounds like it could've been released in), and we'll likely get a good chunk of that tonight. Habibi/The Clean-related band Roya are worth catching as well. UPDATE: Nude Beach dropped off.

Odesza, Ambassadeurs, Hayden James @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Electronic duo Odesza keep moving up in the world and this week they return to NYC for their two biggest headlining shows here so far, both of which are sold out. This is the second.

Odesza (DJ set), Ambassadeurs (DJ set), Hayden James (DJ set) @ Rough Trade
After the MHOW show, Odesza will head over a few blocks to Rough Trade to DJ the afterparty. Also sold out.

The Juan Maclean (DJ Set), Nancy Whang (The Juan Maclean/LCD Soundsystem) @ Cameo Gallery
The Juan Maclean's new album, In a Dream, has some killer dancepop. Tonight both Juan and Nancy Whang will be on the decks spinning tunes all night. When are we going to get a live show, though?

Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Sex Jams, Honne Wells @ Death By Audio
Baltimore beat duo Ed Schrader's Music Beat are going on tour with Austrian band Sex Jams which should make for a night of shouty, punky, party-friendly fun.

Dreamsalon, Cyanide Tooth, Deaf Wish, Silk Purse @ Trans-Pecos
Australia's Deaf Wish make sludgy indie rock, equally at home with melody and distortion pedals.Their name, by the way, is no joke: wear earplugs.

Suffocation, Kataklysm, Jungle Rot, Pyrexia, Internal Bleeding @ Gramercy Theatre
NYDM stalwarts Suffocation are headlining this show and they'll be joined by a full bill of respected old dogs including co-headliners Kataklysm, Jungle Rot, Pyrexia, and Internal Bleeding

People Get Ready, Dave Harrington (One Heart Trio), Invisible Familiars @ Glasslands
NYC pop collective People Get Ready, whose lineup includes current and former members of David Byrne's band, Yeasayer, A Sunny Day In Glasgow and others, have been pretty busy this year and they squeeze in another local show tonight. Though Darkside is now done, member Dave Harrington is keeping busy and performing a trio set tonight.

Dave Hill, Valley Lodge, Mike Doughty, Sabrina Jalles, Carla Rhodes, Joseph Keckler, Dark Mirrors @ Union Hall
Dave Hill's variety show "Meet Me in the Bathroom and Tell Me All Your Secrets" returns to Union Hall with a hosts of funny/musical guests, including onetime Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty.

The Great Void, Life Size Maps, Woozy, Bluffing @ Palisades
There's some cool bands on this bill including Twin Shadow/Autre Ne Veut collaborator The Great Void, synth rockers Life Size Maps, the mathy Woozy, and the poppy Bluffing.

The Figgs, Boy Morgan @ Mercury Lounge
Saratoga Springs power pop trio The Figgs are one of the most underrated bands of the last 20 years, bringing tight musicianship, catchy songs and a genuine sense of fun to their shows.

Steve Nieve, Tall Ulysse @ City Winery
Keyboardist in The Attractions and The Imposters, Steve Nieve knows Elvis Costello's songs pretty well. He'll play them tonight with special guest Tall Ulysse.

A Great Big Pile Of Leaves, Diamond Youth, Prawn, Field Mouse @ Asbury Lanes
The Topshelf Records tour hit NYC last night and tonight it's nearby for a show in Asbury Park. The lineup shows how diverse that label has really become: AGBPOL make Minus the Bear-y math pop, Diamond Youth have kind of a QOTSA-meets-Weezer thing going on, Prawn do Kinsella-style emo, and Field Mouse make shiny '90s-style alt pop.

Tonight's Woman's Hour show @ Rough Trade has been cancelled.

The Queers and Richie Ramone were supposed to play Santos tonight but that's been cancelled.

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

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October 2, 2014

Ariel Pink at Mexican Summer 5 (more by PSquared)
Ariel

Real Estate at FYF 2014 (more by Adela Loconte)
Real Estate

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

Ariel Pink, Puro Instinct @ Baby's All Right
Ariel Pink's new double album, pom pom, is eccentric even by his own out-there standards ("Dinosaur Carebears" will test the skip-button desires of many) but it also contains some wonderful pop. Hear it all (or most of it) live tonight at the late-start show with Puro Instinct as DJs.

Real Estate, Peaking Lights, Regal Degal, Tom Scharpling (DJ set) @ Terminal 5
NJ janglers Real Estate play their biggest NYC show yet, with strong support from LA dance-dub duo Peaking Lights, and Brooklyn artrockers Regal Degal. WFMU-DJ-turned-indie-rock-video-director Tom Scharpling spins tunes in between set (or something).

Hercules and Love Affair (live) @ Verboten
Hercules & Love Affair released their new album, The Feast of the Broken Heart, back in May. Guests on this one include John Grant who provides vocals on two tracks, including single "I Try To Talk To You." Tonight's an actual live set from the band, not a DJ gig.

Ausmuteants, Deaf Wish, Pampers, Degreaser @ Death By Audio
If you like your punk on the arty side and aren't against some keyboards, tonight's a killer lineup at DbA. Australian band Ausmuteans and Deaf Wish headline and Brooklyn bashers Pampers and Degreasers open.

Odesza, Hayden James, Ambassadeurs @ Bowery Ballroom
Electronic duo Odesza keep moving up in the world and this week they return to NYC for their two biggest headlining shows here so far, both of which are sold out. This is the first, MHOW tomorrow.

Jungle, Beaty Heart @ Irving Plaza
Enigmatic when it comes to press shots and music videos, UK dance act Jungle are a seven-or-eight piece band live, more than capable of bringing the grooves to the stage, even if maybe all their songs sound exactly alike.

A Great Big Pile Of Leaves, Diamond Youth, Prawn, Field Mouse @ The Studio At Webster Hall
This is the NYC stop of the Topshelf Records tour, which shows how diverse that label has really became. AGBPOL make Minus the Bear-y math pop, Diamond Youth have kind of a QOTSA-meets-Weezer thing going on, Prawn do Kinsella-style emo, and Field Mouse make shiny '90s-style alt pop.

Krill, Sorority Noise, Told Slant, Pinegrove @ Shea Stadium
Cool bill at Shea tonight with quirky indie rockers Krill, emo-y indie rockers Sorority Noise, and the emotional but not emo-y Told Slant.

LVL UP, Crying, Brunch, Mitski @ Silent Barn
A similarly-styled show to the Shea show goes down at Silent Barn with '90s-style rockers LVL UP, chiptuners Crying, ex-Krill drummer's new band Brunch, and art pop songwriter turned lo-fi ace, Mitski.

Geryon, Gates (Toronto), Oneirogen, New Firmament @ Trans-Pecos
Invisible Oranges is presenting this show that includes two of the better local metal bands, Geryon and Oneirogenm plus Toronto's Gates and ex-Extra Life band New Firmament.

Danny Brown @ Sonos Studios
Danny Brown not only makes killer rap albums but he has a super excitable live show that's partially due to his love of trap/EDM beats. You had to RSVP for this show and that's now closed.

House Party ft. Danny Brown, Just Blaze, DJ Soul, Electric Punany @ Webster Hall
After the Sonos show, Danny will join Just Blaze at his weekly House Party at Webster Hall to keep the party going late. As always, House Party starts at 10 PM.

Rakim, Slick Rick @ Stage 48
Two undeniable legends of hip hop, Rakim and Slick Rick, team up at Stage 48 tonight. Expect a show chock full of the classics.

Delta Spirit, Peter Matthew Bauer @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
The folk rockin' Delta Spirit put out a new album, Into The Wide, earlier this month and tonight they're on the third of three nights in NYC in support of it. Making this one even better, The Walkmen's Peter Matthew Bauer, who's got a solid solo record out, is opening. Like the last two, tonight's is sold out.

Letherette, Girl Unit, Eli Escobar, Cry Baby @ Output
Good lineup all around for Output's always-impressive weekly INPUT party tonight. There's NInja Tune's Letherette and Night Slugs' Girl Unit, plus solid local house producer Eli Escobar and Cry Baby of NYC's House on Mute party.

Dan'l Boone, Yellow Tears, Ligature @ Saint Vitus
Dan'l Boone have members of Royal Trux, Wolf Eyes, AIDS Wolf and more, and if you're into those bands you probably have an idea of what to expect from Dan'l Boone. Their new record came out last week on Drag City and tonight they're in NYC to celebrate with the urine-soaked Yellow Tears and Christopher Hansell's Ligature project.

Cro-Mags, Ensign, Real Cops, White Collar Crime LLC, School Drugs @ Asbury Lanes
NYC crossover vets Cro-Mags play their hometown tomorrow, but if seeing them in Asbury Park is more your thing (or you've just gotta catch them twice), here's your chance.

Chalk and Numbers, Souvenir Stand, Pale Lights, The Meaning of Life @ Cake Shop
A good evening of indiepop tonight with girl group-y Chalk & Numbers, the Felt/Lloyd Cole-esque jangle of Pale Lights and more.

Woman's Hour @ Mercury Lounge
UK band Woman's Hour make ethereal, melancholic soul and their debut album is a nice listen. UPDATE: This is actually cancelled and tomorrow's Rough Trade show appears to be also.

Black Flag were supposed to play Grand Victory tonight but that show has been cancelled.

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

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