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April 1, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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

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March 31, 2014

Black Sabbath in NJ in 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath

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

Black Sabbath, Reignwolf @ Barclays Center
There's no real introduction needed for the great Black Sabbath, who play their first NYC show with the reunited lineup of Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler (unfortunately no Bill Ward) tonight. If you're even considering going, this might be a chance you don't want to pass up.

The Music of Paul Simon w/ Bob Mould, Gibby Haynes & Bob Forrest, Isobell Campbell & Andy Cabic, John Doe, Judy Collins, Ben Sollee, Bettye LaVette, Allen Toussaint Josh Ritte & more @ Carnegie Hall
City Winery founder Michael Dorf presents his annual tribute show at Carnegie Hall tonight. This year's will feature the music of Paul SImon being performed by Bob Mould (Husker Du, Sugar), Gibby Haynes (Butthole Surfers) with Bob Forrest (Thelonius Monster, The Bicycle Thief), Isobell Campbell (ex-Belle & Sebastian) with Andy Cabic (Vetiver), John Doe (X), Judy Collins, Ben Sollee, Bettye LaVette, Allen Toussaint Josh Ritter, Mike Gordon (Phish), Madeleine Peyroux with Jon Herington (Steely Dan), and more.

Mykki Blanco, White Mandingos, BLXPLTN, Gordon Voidwell, Sunny Gang @ Glasslands
This month's Red Bull Sound Select show is curated by Afro-Punk and headlined by local rapper Mykki Blanco with support from White Mandingos (Murs + Darryl of Bad Brains), '80s R&B/synth-funk worshipper Gordon Voidwell and more.

Trentemoller, T.O.M. and his Computer @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Danish electronic musician Trentemoller just came over to the US for Miami's Ultra Music Festival, and before returning home he'll stop in NYC to turn up Music Hall of Williamsburg with a live set tonight. Sold out.

Disco Doom, Ovlov, Zula, Radical Dads @ Cake Shop
This is the first of two NYC dates on Switzerland indie rockers Disco Doom's current tour. If you're going, we especially recommend getting there early for Radical Dads, who are on first and one of Brooklyn's better indie rock bands at the moment. Disco Doom's Exploding In Sound labelmates Ovlov and psych popsters Zula are of note too.

Lunifred Benjamin, Hints, King Stork, Gregory Mendez @ Baby's All Right
The FREE MONDAYS series continues at Baby's All Right tonight with sets from Lunifred Benjamin, Hints, King Stork and Gregory Mendez that will cost you nothing to get in.

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

Wyatt Cenac's Night Train w/ Chris Gethard, Giulia Rozzi, Greg Johnson, Michael Hogan & more @ Littlefield
Comedian Wyatt Cenac is back for another ride on the Night Train with various guests including Greg Johnson and Chris Gethard, who recently announced his debut comedy album.

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

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March 30, 2014

Priests at MHOW in 2013 (more by Chris La Putt)
Priests

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

Priests, Downtown Boys, 1/2 of Swearin', Olga Bell @ MoMA PS1
DC punks Priests have a new album coming out on Don Giovanni (they just released the killer lead single), and many upcoming tour dates, three of which are in NYC. Today's show is a little different than the other two though. It's an afternoon show (3 PM start) "of discussion and music surrounding feminist punk rock with artists" as part of MoMA PS1's Sunday Sessions, and also includes fellow punk band Downtown Boys, 1/2 of Swearin' (Allison Crutchfield and Kyle Gilbride) and Dirty Projector Olga Bell. The artists will be in conversation with Pitchfork's Jenn Pelly.

King Parrot, Vattnet Viskar, Vaporizer, Highness @ Saint Vitus
Australian thrashers King Parrot and Northeast US black metallers Vattnet Viskar team up for what should be an excellent double bill at Saint Vitus tonight.

Vaz, Anwar Sadat, Guardian Alien, The Library Is On Fire @ Death By Audio
Louisville's Anwar Sadat make fast, angry post-punk that doesn't feel weird being compared to The Jesus Lizard or Big Black. Tonight's their second of two NYC shows this weekend, and really the whole bill is killer with noise crew Vaz, Guardian Alien (aka the insane drumming of ex-Liturgy skinsman Greg Fox plus lots of noise) and shoegazy punks The Library Is On Fire.

Antibalas, LP, Angelique Kidjo, John Doe & guests @ City Winery
City Winery founder Michael Dorf presents a Paul Simon tribute show at Carnegie Hall tomorrow, but at his own venue tonight there will be a live rehearsal show of Simon's music with the above-mentioned artists and other special guests.

Call Of The Wild, Tournament, Hellbear, Iron Force @ Union Pool
Heavy garage rockers Call of the Wild team up with their punky Brooklyn neighbors Tournament, their speed metal Brooklyn neighbors Iron Force, and Richmond's Hellbear. Earplugs recommended.

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

Hannibal Buress, Michael Che, Bridget Everett, Kurt Metzger, DJ Roofeeo & "a VERY special musical guest" @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
Hannibal Buress' birthday may be February 4, but he's choosing March 30 as the day of his birthday celebration at Knitting Factory, where he performs for every Sunday. A bunch of his friends are announced for this one, but what isn't announced is the "VERY special musical guest." Who could it be? Usually his shows are in the front room, but this time he takes over the main room, and its sold out.

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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March 29, 2014

Tacocat @ SXSW 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Tacocat

Raspberry Bulbs at 285 Kent in 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Raspberry Bulbs

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

...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, La Femme, Midnight Masses @ Bowery Ballroom
Celebrating their 20th anniversary as a band, Trail of Dead are touring their classic 2002 album Source Codes and Tags. If you're going tonight, get there in time to see French band La Femme (a weird double bill, admittedly).

The Range, Natasha Kmeto, Hirshi b2b Kroba @ Glasslands
Rhode Island's The Range makes excellent IDM, as heard on 2013's Nonfiction and his just-released Panasonic EP. Catch him at the small-ish Glasslands tonight before he plays 3 huge shows with CHVRCHES.

Four Visions, Home Alone, RL Kelly, Ricky Eat Acid, Alex G, Elvis Depressedly @ Shea Stadium
This show is stacked with local-ish lo-fi songwriters, including Alex G, his pal R.L. Kelly, Sam Ray (with his sample-happy Ricky Eat Acid project), and more.

Darwin Deez, The Ballroom Thieves, King Holiday, Such Hounds, Caveman DJ set, Ben Lovett DJ set @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Tonight's BKNB programming was curated by Communion, the label run by Mumford & Sons's Ben Lovett. Eccentric pop dude Darwin Deez headlines and it's an evening of friendly sounds all around. Plus: Lovett as your DJ, and of course gourmet food stalls, beer/wine, shopping, ping pong, mini golf and more.

Magik Markers, Endless Boogie, Mike Wolf DJ set @ Union Pool
Noise trio Magik Markers' new album was recorded partially in J Mascis' attic in Amherst, and as you might expect, sounds completely void of any type of studio work. Expect a din tonight.

Kidrockers w/ Adam Green and San Fermin @ NYU Skirball Center
The popular series that presents grownup music for kids (and their parents) moves from its usual Brooklyn Bowl confines to NYU for this show featuring professional wildcard Adam Green and the string-laden San Fermin.

Joseph Arthur @ BRIC House
The multitalented Joseph Arthur returned with two albums this year -- The Ballad of Boogie Christ acts 1 and 2 -- and will release a Lou Reed Tribute later this year.

Man Forever, William Basinski @ Merkin Concert Hall
The fest that pairs pop musicians with modern composers concludes tonight with this collaboration between Man Forever (aka Oneida drummer Kid Millions) and The Disintegration Loops creator Williams Basinski.

Tacocat, Mannequin Pussy, Desert Sharks, Bluffing @ Death by Audio
Seattle's palindromic Tacocat just released the very fun NVM, that's part '90s indie rock attitude, part surfy twang, with a little bubblegum to make your cup runneth over. Their shows are a lot of fun, and with an undercard of well-chosen local bands, this'll be a good night out.

Raspberry Bulbs, Virile Games, Anxiety Hammer, DJ Anthony Pappa @ Baby's All Right
NYC's Raspberry Bulbs may owe some of their sound to black metal, but ultimately they're a raw, fast punk band with songs that just beg to be seen live. You can do just that at Baby's All Right tonight.

Mates of State @ Joe's Pub
Part of their "seated acoustic piano / drums / voices / strings / horns" tour, Mates of State play early and late shows at Joe's Pub tonight.

Dead Rider, Les Bon Hommes, Aperiodic @ Cake Shop
Chicago experimental rockers Dead Rider are one hell of a weird band that are sure to leave at least some kind of impression. Tonight they team up with Les Bon Hommes, whose lineup features members of Deerhoof and Rainer Maria.

Silent Servant @ Trans Pecos
Tonight's Silent Servant show has been canceled.

Gorgon City, Kidnap Kid, Jonas Rathsman @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Another of the UK dance-pop makers (Disclosure, Rudimental, Duke Dumont), London duo Gorgon City have a major label debut LP coming out this year, and it won't be surprising if they hit it big like many of their contemporaries already have. So catch them at MHOW tonight before they're selling out Terminal 5.

Wo Fat, Roadsaw, Lo-Pan, Geezer, Neon Warship @ Saint Vitus
Lo-Pan revel in bluesy riffs and stoner grooves, which should fit pretty well with the rest of tonight's heavy lineup at Saint Vitus.

Anwar Sadat, Patrick Higgins, Algis Kizys, Fangs @ Bowery Electric
Louisville post punks Anwar Sadat make fast, heavy post-punk that doesn't feel weird being compared to Big Black or The Jesus Lizard. Tonight's their first of two NYC shows, and the lineup is stacked with Zs member Patrick Higgins, ex-Swans member Algis Kizys (joined by current Swans member Norman Westberg, Unsane/Foetus member Vincent Signorelli, and Lynn Wright), and Fangs (aka Sonic Youth/Swans producer Martin Bisi joined by members of Phantom Family Halo and Eula).

The xx @ Park Avenue Armory
The xx finally conclude their run of 25 shows at the Park Avenue Armory tonight. The shows are extremely intimate (holds 40 people) and very sold out.

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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March 28, 2014

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart at BV-SXSW 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
Pains

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

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart @ Rough Trade NYC
No disrespect to the TPOBPAH line-up that made the band's first two albums, but the all new version of band Kip Berman has put together -- including Drew Citron of Beverly, Jen Goma of ASDIG, and Dream Diary's Jacob Danish Sloan -- are seriously talented. And the Pains were never this much fun before. New record's really good, too.

And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, La Femme, Midnight Masses @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Celebrating their 20th anniversary as a band, Trail of Dead are touring their classic 2002 album Source Codes and Tags. If you're going tonight, get there in time to see French band La Femme (a weird double bill, admittedly).

Walter Martin (of The Walkmen), Wesley Stace, Sam Lipyste @ Housing Works
Of the many Walkmen offshoots following the band's hiatus, Walter Martin is the only member currently making a children's album. He'll talk about it -- and play some songs -- at this event titled "Rock and Roll: An Infantile Business" that also features Wesley Stace and author Sam Lipsyte

Jamie xx, John Talabot @ Verboten
In the midst of The xx's ongoing residency at Park Avenue Armory, producer Jamie xx takes a break tonight for a show at Williamsburg's newly-opened dance club Verboten. Joining him is Barcelona's John Talabot, making for a very solid double bill.

Whores, Fight Amp, No Way, Creepoid @ Saint Vitus
This is a pretty diversely stacked bill with heavy noise rockers Whores, sludge metalliers Fight Amp, slowcore devotees Creepoid, and more.

Psalm Zero, Pyrrhon, Stern, Penchant @ Trans Pecos
Psalm Zero (featuring members of Castevet, Extra Life, etc) makes a killer blend of experimental metal and industrial, and tonight they'll be joined by technical death metallers Pyrrhon (whose Doug Moore is a BV contributor), making for a very solid double bill.

Choke Up, Lee Corey Oswald, Wicca Phase, The Laurels @ Suburbia
Portland, OR's Lee Corey Oswald make kind of folky punk but aren't exactly "folk punk." Tonight they bring their tour with the relatively likeminded Choke Up to Brooklyn DIY spot Suburbia.

Outer Space, Radio People, Antenes @ Baby's All Right
When John Elliott isn't playing in Emeralds, he's making equally weird music with his Outer Space project, and you can catch him performing said weird music at Baby's All Right tonight.

San Fermin, Ensemble LPR @ BRIC House
San Fermin is led by Ellis Ludwig-Leone (who's worked with Nico Muhly on arrangements for Sufjan, The National and others), and he's currently joined by Allen Tate and Rae Cassidy on lead vocals at live shows to create layered chamber pop that should appeal to fans of the work he and Muhly have done for those other artists.

Tigerdare, Free Time, Icewater, Chase King @ Shea Stadium
Tigerdare celebrates the release of their new EP, Wires Over, Wires In, tonight with some quality openers: Aussie expats Free Time and Icewater (who are also Eleanor Friedberger's backing band).

SETH, Rioux, Spirit Guide, Headaches, Kashaka @ Silent Barn
SETH is the collaborative project between UNO associates James K and Gobby, who make some pretty interesting stuff together. Tonight they'll headline this 'Connect' party which, among others, features 'Connect' regular Rioux, whose psychedelic dance music is a welcome regular in NYC clubs lately.

Justin Vivian Bond @ Joe's Pub
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 kicks off his new show, The Drift, at Joe's Pub tonight. The show "creates a new, free associative, collage of spoken word and song inspired by the story of Karen Stone, a retired actress who drifts from one space to another -either in her mind, in couture or in bed." He does it again tomorrow, and on 4/10 & 4/11.

Lindsay Lowend, Shift K3y, Cameron Kush @ Slake
Tonight's late show at Slake (10 PM) will be a dancey one with Lindsay Lowend (who's part of Lollapalooza's newly-announced lineup), UK producer Shift K3Y, and more.

DJ Sticky Dojah, STRNGRS, Hunters & Runners, Owel, Tomboy, Agita
A few local-ish bands on this bill, including NJ's Owel who mix pretty, slightly technical emo with atmospheric alt-rock.

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

The xx @ Park Avenue Armory
The xx continue their run of 25 shows at the Park Avenue Armory which run through March 29. Each show is extremely intimate (holds 40 people) and very sold out.

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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March 27, 2014

Mac DeMarco at FFF Fest 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
Mac

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

Mac DeMarco @ Other Music
Get a sneak peak at Mac's new album, Salad Days, at this free acoustic in-store ahead of his two proper headlining shows. UPDATE: To attend, you had to pre-order the album through Other Music, and the venue is now at capacity.

The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, The Hotelier, Crying, Told Slant @ Suburbia
Brooklyn DIY spot Suburbia hosts an excellent double dose of emo tonight with multi-layered Connecticut collective TWIABP and Worcester, MA's emo/pop punk/post-hardcore blenders THe Hotelier. Local support comes from chiptune band Crying and bedroom indie rockers Told Slant. Suburbia is pretty tiny, so this is sure to be a pretty wild show.

Peach Kelli Pop, The Mystery Lights, Scully @ Don Pedro
Peach Kelli Pop (aka White Wires drummer Allie Hanlon's other band) make sugary bubblegum garage confections like on the band's new single. This is their second of two NYC shows.

North Highlands, Ablebody, Bennio Qwerty, Cowboy @ Glasslands
North Highlands are going their separate ways -- singer Brenda Malvani is leaving NYC -- but on good terms, playing one last show together. We'll miss ya, NH!

Typhoon, Lady Lamb The Beekeeper, Wild Ones @ Webster Hall
This is a pretty good triple bill with art pop ensemble Typhoon, the folky Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, and Typhoon's Portland neighbors Wild Ones.

Tiger & Woods, Poolside (DJ Set), DJ Spun @ Output
Electronic duo Tiger & Woods return to NYC for Output's weekly INPUT party, and dancey duo Poolside are on the bill DJing as well.

Allah-Las, Spires, The Black Hollies @ Rough Trade
Los Angeles band Allah-Las look and sound like they're from 1966, making sweet 12-string jangly pop. This is a rescheduled show from December and a one-off for the band.

Rakim @ SOB's
Rakim still plays his hometown a good amount, and tonight's another good opportunity to catch the legendary rapper.

JD Samson & MEN @ The Jewish Museum
The Jewish Museum's Wind Up series continues tonight with a live set from ex-Le Tigre member JD Samson's band MEN. There will also be "interactive art making activities, tours of the new exhibition Other Primary Structures, and an open bar with beer and wine."

Svper, Arm Candy, Blizzard Babies @ Silent Barn
Barcelona duo SVPER make motorik synthpop that sounds a bit like Broadcast's Trish Keenan fronting "Electricity"-era Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark.

The So So Glos, Heeney, Pictureplane DJ set, Tony Quattro DJ set, Nick Gazin DJ set @ The Flat
Mishka is celebrating the 5-year anniversary of its flagship store (350 Broadway in Brooklyn) tonight with an in-store reception from 7 to 10 PM, and after that there's an afterparty at The Flat with local rock bands The So So Glos and Heeney, plus numerous DJs.

Hiro Kone, Dutch E Germ, Drew McDowall, Soren @ Baby's All Right
NYC electronic musician Hiro Kone celebrates his new album tonight at Baby's All Right with support from ex-Gang Gang Dance member Dutch E Germ and others.

The xx @ Park Avenue Armory
The xx continue their run of 25 shows at the Park Avenue Armory which run through March 29. Each show is extremely intimate (holds 40 people) and very sold out.

Joe Mande, Wyatt Cenac, Max Silvestri @ The Bell House
The very funny Joe Mande left NYC to live in LA a few years ago, but tonight he'll be back on his #BITCHFACE tour, and solid support comes from current NYC residents Wyatt Cenac and Max Silvestri.

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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March 26, 2014

Action Bronson at Irving Plaza in January (more by Dylan Johnson)
Action Bronson

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

Action Bronson, The Lox, French Montana, Funk Flex @ Best Buy Theater
The currently new-and-exciting New York rapper Action Rapper teams with the once new-and-exciting New York rap crew The Lox to co-headline this show tonight. WIth support from French Montana and Funk Flex, it should be a fun night all around.

Dum Dum Girls, Blouse, Young Boys @ MHOW
Having released their poppy Too True earlier this year, Dum Dum Girls' tour hits NYC this week for two sold-out shows. (This is #2.) Don't miss openers Blouse who have turned into a formidable live band.

How To Dress Well, Forest Swords, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma @ LPR
R&B singer/songwriter How to Dress Well recently released a new single, "Words I Don't Remember," which sounded pretty promising that he only continues to get better. Psychedelic beatmaker Forest Swords opens tonight and he's worth catching too.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Chad Valley @ Webster Hall
Kitschy Detroit pop duo Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. go the extra mile to make their shows fun. Catch them tonight with UK dance act Chad Valley.

Bambara, Life Size Maps, Butter The Children, Hard Nips, Dead Stars @ Pianos
This is the final week of Life Size Maps' residency at Pianos and they've got a pretty solid line-up of bands, including the shoegazy Butter the Children and '90s-loving Dead Stars.

Nils Frahm, Douglas Dare @ Glasslands
Berlin-based composer Nils Frahm released Spaces last year Erased Tapes, a collection of minimalist piano pieces, lush synthesizer workouts and other sonically adventurous stuff that melds the classical and electronic-music worlds. He's playing two shows tonight  with his Erased Tapes labelmate Douglas Dare. The early show is sold out but you can still get tickets to the late one.

Peach Kelli Pop, Foster Care, The Foxx, Mannequin Pussy @ Death by Audio
Peach Kelli Pop (aka White Wires drummer Allie Hanlon's other band) make sugary bubblegum garage confections like on the band's new single. This is their first of two NYC shows.

NOIA, SVPER @ Cameo Gallery
Barcelona duo SVPER make motorik synthpop that sounds a bit like Broadcast's Trish Keenan fronting "Electricity"-era Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark.

So Percussion, Buke and Gase @ Merkin Concert Hall
The Ecstatic Music Festival continues tonight with So Percussion (who have collaborate with Dan Deacon and others) teaming up with the experimental pop of NYC duo Buke & Gase.

Stephen O'Malley of SUNN O))), Alberich, Ancient Ocean @ Baby's All Right
Stephen O'Malley of legendary drone band Sunn O))) is about to play Tennessee's Big Ears Fest, but first he stops in NYC tonight for this show at Baby's All RIght, which we at BV are thrilled to be co-presenting. Support comes from local noise/drone projects Alberich and Ancient Ocean.

Diane Cluck @ Rockwood Music Hall
Diane Cluck nails a mix of freak folk and more delicate psychedelic folk, and on this year's Boneset LP (her first since 2006), she sounds as great as ever. Tonight's her first of two Rockwood shows this week, both sold out.

Hieroglyphic Being, Jahiliyya Fields, Aurora Halal @ Output's Panther Room
Chicago DJ Hieroglyphic Being returns to NYC tonight to work the dancefloor of Output's Panther Room. L.I.E.S.' Jahiliyya Fields and Mutual Dreaming's Aurora Halal are on the bill too.

The xx @ Park Avenue Armory
The xx continue their run of 25 shows at the Park Avenue Armory which run through March 29. Each show is extremely intimate (holds 40 people) and very sold out.

'Shouting at the Screen' w/ Wyatt Cenac, Donwill, DJ Tara @ The Bell House
Comedians Wyatt Cenac and Dowill take aim at '70s blacksploitation films, riffing throughout a la MST3K.

Big Terrific @ Cameo
Max Silvestri hosts the free weekly comedy show in the back of Williamsburg's Lovin' Cup. No word yet on tonight's lineup but you can check Max's Twitter.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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March 25, 2014

Dum Dum Girls at SXSW 2014 (more by Steven Noreyko)
DDGs

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

Dum Dum Girls, Blouse @ Bowery Ballroom
Having released their poppy Too True earlier this year, Dum Dum Girls' tour hits NYC this week for two shows. Don't miss openers Blouse who have turned into a formidable live band.

Solids, PUP, Pachangacha @ Mercury Lounge
These three rowdy rock bands just hit Glasslands last night, and tonight they return to rage with you at Mercury Lounge. The Japandroids-y Solids and SideOneDummy-signed punks PUP are in town on their way back to Canada from SXSW, and Pachangacha bring over their Dino Jr-isms from CT.

Classixx, GEMS @ MHOW
LA dance duo Classixx return to NYC to get the dancefloors moving here once again, and this time they're bringing Washington ethereal dancepop duo GEMS with them.

Ava Luna, Ryan Power, Guerilla Toss, Jerry Paper, Krill, Ashcan Orchestra, Railings @ Silent Barn
This bill is loaded with Northeast representation: it's the last hometown show for NYC funk punks Ava Luna before they head to Europe, plus Vermont pop weirdo Ryan Power, Massachusetts art punks Guerilla Toss, their indie rock Mass. neighbors Krill and more.

Vertical Scratchers, Boogarins, Adult Dude @ Glasslands
John Schmersal has previously led the great Brainiac and Enon, and now he's fronting a new project, Vertical Scratchers. They make their NYC debut tonight, and the whole bill is solid with Brazilian psych rockers Boogarins (one of the more talked about bands at SXSW this year) and NYC punks Adult Dude.

Liam Finn w/ Connan Mockasin, Love As Laughter @ Union Pool
Liam Finn wraps up his March "murmuration" residency at Union Pool with fellow New Zealander Connan Mockasin who definitely will bring a wildcard element to the evening.

Talib Kweli, Res, Sonnymoon, Soul Inscribed, Gentei Kaijo, Javi Santiago, EE Delray, Malik Work, Alex Pasternak of Lemonade, Aka Suga @ LPR
Via LPR's site, "Started in 2012, The Lesson is a live band, improvised 'experimental hip-hop groove session' that takes place every Thursday night on the Lower East Side, and welcomes a variety of musicians, singers, and emcees to its stage." Tonight The Lesson celebrates its 2-year anniversary with some great guests including Talib Kweli and his Idle Warship partner Res.

Delicate Steve, Javelin, Anand Wilder @ Rough Trade
Tonight as part of Rough Trade's Moog installation, Delicate Steve, Javelin and Yeasayer guitarist Anand Wilder will put on a collaborative performance with its equipment. It's free, 8 - 11 PM. Flyer below.

Bluffing, Huge Pupils, Heaven's Gate, Slonk Donkerson, M.O.T.O. @ Shea Stadium
Tonight's a record release show for Bluffing's new EP, Sugar Coated Pills of Wisdom. We like Heaven's Gate and Slonk Donkerson too.

DTCV, Spaceships, Max Low, Marzipan @ The Grand Victory
Jim Greer spent time in Guided by Voices and, for many years, was one of SPIN's best writers. His band DTCV (pronounced "detective") make post-VU indie rock.

Martha Wainwright, JD Samson (of Le Tigre), Edie Falco, Dawn O'Porter, Yael Stone, Amelia Lester @ The Bell House
"Australian literary salon" Women of Letters, which "involves five or six female writers, performers, actors, politicians, and artists joining together to revive the lost art of letter writing," returns to the US tonight with various guests including singer/songwriter Martha Wainwright, The Sopranos' Edie Falco, MEN/Le Tigre's JD Samson, Orange is the New Black's Yael Stone, and more.

The xx @ Park Avenue Armory
The xx continue their run of 25 shows at the Park Avenue Armory which run through March 29. Each show is extremely intimate (holds 40 people) and very sold out.

RAC, Prides, Panama Wedding @ Webster Hall
RAC, who work with many artists including Bloc Party's Kele, wrap up their 2-night run in NYC tonight.

Tonight's Allman Brothers Band show (and the rest of their run) at Beacon Theatre has been postponed.

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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March 24, 2014

Sam Smith w/ Disclosure at T5 in January (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Sam Smith @ Webster Hall
It wasn't that long ago that Sam Smith wasn't known as much more than the singer on Disclosure's "Latch," but from the impressive solo tracks he's been releasing ahead of his debut album (due out in May), he's shaping up to be an exciting artist on his own too. Tonight's show is sold out.

Boogarins @ Other Music
Brazilian band Boogarins' debut album came out via Other Music Recording Company and the band play a free in-store at OM's NYC store tonight ahead of their Glasslands show on Tuesday.

Solids, PUP, Pachangacha @ Glasslands
It's a triple attack of punky indie rock at Glasslands tonight with Solids and PUP stopping in NYC on their way back to Canada after SXSW, and Connecticut's Pachangacha joining them too. All three bands do it again tomorrow at Mercury Lounge.

Bob Dylan in the 80s w/ John & Ian of Deer Tick, Langhorne Slim, Elvis Perkins, Spirit Family Reunion, Dawn Landes & more @ MHOW
Bob Dylan's 1980-1990 period is being honored with a tribute album on ATO Records this week, and to celebrate that there's a release show at MHOW with many of the artists contributing to the album (plus one who isn't), including Langhorne Slim, John & Ian of Deer Tick, Elvis Perkins, Spirit Family Reunion, Dawn Landes, Yellowbirds, Hannah Cohen, members of Tea Leaf Green, and special guests,

Tinariwen, The Melodic @ Brooklyn Bowl
Malian band Tinariwen bring their exotic sounds to Brooklyn Bowl for the second of two nights there tonight.

Calvin Love, TOPS, Jimmy Whispers @ Baby's All Right
It's a double dose of Canadian pop with Edmonton's synthy/twangy Calvin Love and the '80s soft-rock sounds of Montreal's TOPS.

Guerilla Toss, Ryan Power, D Watusi, Death Moth @ Death by Audio
Freaky Massachusetts art punks Guerilla Toss and their psych pop labelmate Ryan Power team up for another show together at DbA tonight.

La Femme @ The Standard East Village
If you missed the Parisians at Glasslands last night and can't make their shows opening for Trail of Dead, they play tonight at The Standard (early show 7 - 9 PM). It's free but you do need to RSVP to aohayon@standardhotel.com.

The xx @ Park Avenue Armory
The xx continue their run of 25 shows at the Park Avenue Armory which run through March 29. Each show is extremely intimate (holds 40 people) and very sold out.

RAC, Prides, SPEAK @ Rough Trade
RAC, who work with many artists including Bloc Party's Kele, kick off a 2-night run in NYC tonight. Tonight's show is sold out, but tomorrow's larger Webster Hall show is still on sale.

Mike Birbiglia @ Union Hall
The very funny Mike Birbiglia is about to take his "Thank God for Jokes" set on tour, which doesn't include any dates in NYC, but before he leaves he'll do another of his small "Working It Out" shows tonight.

Night Train with Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac continues his weekly Night Train comedy show tonight with errick Brown, Anthony DeVito and more to be announced.

Ask Me Another w/ Andrew WK @ The Bell House
This is a live taping of WNYC's podcast, "a rambunctious hour that blends brainteasers and local pub trivia night with comedy and music" featuring host Ophira Eisenberg and special guest Andrew WK.

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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March 23, 2014

La Femme @ BV SXSW day party (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

La Femme, Regal Degal, Future Punx, DJBP @ Glasslands
The title of Parisian band La Femme's debut album, Psycho Tropical Berlin, is a pretty good summation of what to expect: crazed psychedelic pop with a krautrock/coldwave backbone and an affinity for surf rock. Add Ye-Ye enthusiasm and smoky Gainsbourg cool and you've got a sound magnifique. They genuinely wowed us at SXSW and we're presenting tonight's sold-out show. Local openers Future Punx and Regal Degal are worth catching too, and BV's Bill Pearis is on DJ duty between sets. See ya there.

Tinariwen, The Melodic @ Brooklyn Bowl
Malian band Tinariwen bring their exotic sounds to NYC twice this week with shows at Brooklyn Bowl tonight and tomorrow.

Talib Kweli, Phony Ppl, YC The Cynic @ The Marlin Room at Webster Hall
To celebrate the late, great J Dilla, tonight the Marlin Room at Webster Hall hosts the inaugural "NY Loves Dilla" concert with veteran NYC rapper Talib Kweli and a couple of his local pals.

Fat White Family, Las Rosas, Baked, Flame Proof Moth @ Shea Stadium
The UK's sleezy, depraved rock band have hit NYC after leaving their stink on Austin at SXSW. They really are a "must see live" band (warning: chances of onstage nudity are high), and this is your last of three chances here to do so to do so.

Burnt Ones, Raw McCartney, Rips, Stay At Home Dads @ Death by Audio
San Francisco's Burnt Ones are flying a freak flag particular to that part of the country -- one that is scuzzy and prolific. After numerous singles, EPs and LPs on a variety of imprints -- including Burger -- the band have landed at John Dwyer's Castle Face Records who will release their third full-length, Gift, this week.

The Planets, Sic F*ucks, Pin Ups @ Bowery Electric
Seminal rock n' roll zine The Trouser Press celebrates their 40th anniversary with this night featuring "bands, booze, tunes, stories, and souvenirs." Fouding editor Ira Robbins says it will be a "private party that's open to the public," as much a reunion and celebration of a big anniversary...that also happens to have some bands relevant to what Trouser Press was all about.

Genesis P-Orridge, JG Thirlwell @ Rough Trade
The Throbbing Gristle/Psychic TV frontperson has a new photo book out and is celebrating with this free in-store conversation with Foetus frontman JG Thirlwell. Genesis will be signing copies of the book as well.

The xx @ Park Avenue Armory
The xx continue their run of 25 shows at the Park Avenue Armory which run through March 29. Each show is extremely intimate (holds 40 people) and very sold out.

Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, Dex Romweber Duo @ Mercury Lounge
Rockabilly eccentric Dexter Romweber is best known as one half of Flat Duo Jets, but plays tonight under his own name. He's the real deal.

Rough Francis, Thrill Sergents, Folding Legs @ The Grand Victory
Led by the three sons of Bobby Hackney of legendary protopunk band Death, Rough Francis just released Maximum Soul Power, which was more than a little influenced by their father's band, giving the album a real '70s-era punk vibe.

New Bums, Metal Mountains, Zachary Cale @ Baby's All Right
New Bums is a duo featuring Ben from Six Organs of Admittance and Donovan from Skygreen Leopards. Their new album just came out on Drag City.

Thou, Anicon, Vorde, Skelptarsis @ Saint Vitus
Sludge metal bashers Thou will release their newest album, Heathen, this week (listen), and ahead of that they've got tonight's Saint Vitus show, which follows yesterday's ABC No Rio matinee.

Cut Copy (DJ), Turkish Prison, Alex English @ Verboten
Cut Copy just wrapped up two big sold-out Terminal 5 shows, but the Australians aren't leaving NYC just yet. Head to new Williamsburg dance club Verboten tonight to see what tracks they'll be spinning.

Ice Balloons, Rob Bryn, The Jist, DJ PreSkool @ Union Pool (FREE)
NYC's Ice Balloons is the new-ish project from TV on the Radio's Kyp Malone, Wild Yaks' Rob Bryn, and others, who make freaky, out-there synth punk. Catch them for FREE tonight.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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