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January 23, 2016

photo: The Besnard Lakes @ Rough Trade, 2015 (more by Greg Cristman)
Besnard Lakes

Winter Storm Jonas walloped NYC... almost everything is canceled tonight. You can check out snow cancelation post, but also you may want to check the venue before you head out. You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

The Besnard Lakes @ Rough Trade
The Besnard Lakes are from Montreal and are not afraid of snow. They're also ready to celebrate the release of their terrific new album A Coliseum Complex Museum. This is a free show: doors are at 1:30 PM with the show at 2. Worth trudging through the white stuff to see.

A Place to Bury Strangers, Guerilla Toss, PC Worship, Pill @ Market Hotel
It's the second night of Market Hotel's Grand Reopening, tonight with a fun lineup of Brooklyn rock acts: noise addicts APTBS, the chaos that is Guerilla Toss, avant-indie mainstays PC Worship and skronky Pill. It's $10 at the door. UPDATE: Canceled due to the storm.

Whiplash, Blood Feast, Magus Beast, Anvil Bitch, Hellshot @ Saint Vitus
NJ thrash vets Whiplash are back with original drummer Tony Scaglione, and this is their first of two NYC shows on their mini tour with him. The show is filled with more Northeast veteran representation from NJ's Blood Feast, NYC's Magus Beast and Philly's Anvil Bitch, plus newer NYC band Hellshot.

I Am The Avalanche, Timeshares, Make War @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
The Movielife's reunion marches on later this year, but meanwhile singer Vinnie Caruana's other band I Am the Avalanche have two sold-out Brooklyn shows this weekend. Also worth catching is Long Island's twangy punks Timeshares. UPDATE: MHOW tweeted, "Tonight's I Am The Avalanche show has been postponed to Sat Jan 30. All tix will be honored or refunds available at point of purchase."

G-Eazy, A$AP Ferg, Marc E. Bassy, Nef The Pharaoh @ Terminal 5
A$AP Ferg's new album is supposed to come next month, and the singles we've heard from it so far are making it seem very promising. This is his first of three T5 shows with G-Eazy, Marc E. Bassy, and Nef The Pharaoh. Postponed to 1/26.

Cut Chemist @ Output
Veteran turntablist Cut Chemist has been at it for over two decades, working with Jurassic 5, DJ Shadow, Edan, and a handful of others.

Worriers, Big Huge, Likers, YJY @ Shea Stadium
Brooklyn punks Worriers are still riding high off last year's great Imaginary Life on Don Giovanni, which mixes the personal, the political, and a ton of hooks. UPDATE: Canceled due to the storm.

Pop.1280, Sediment Club, Bambara @ Alphaville
If you like your post punk on the gothy side, this show is for you with Pop. 1280's near-industrial howl, and Bambara who sound like decedents of The Birthday Party. UPDATE: Tonight's show is CANCELED.

The Men, No Ice, Junk Boys @ Aviv
Tonight's the 6th annual memorial show for The Brooklyn What's Billy Cohen who died from cancer in 2010. Headlining are the ever-changing The Men who have, apparently, been recording new material. UPDATE: tonight's show is postponed.

Bayonne, Eddi Front @ Baby's All Right
You may remember Austin electronic musician Roger Sellers who released the dreamy and danceable Primitives back in 2014. He now goes by Bayonne and is rereleasing Primitives this year. UPDATE: tonight's show is cancelled.

Those Darlins, Idle Bloom @ Baby's All Right
Those Darlins are going on indefinite hiatus after this tour, so you may want to check out their country-fried rock one last time. UPDATE: tonight's show is postponed.

Collapsing Scenery, Michael Beharie @ Kinfolk Studios
Don De Vore, of Sick Feeling and Ink & Dagger, also has Collapsing Scenery -- an electronic-based project that has a heavy visual element too. They'll also play as part of Psychic TV's show at Trans-Pecos on Sunday. UPDATE: tonight's show is being rescheduled TBD.

Psychic TV, Shilpa Ray, Wetware, Voodoo Medicine Man @ Trans Pecos
Psychic TV are releasing their entire PTV3 catalog of albums and singles digitally through "the usual outlets" on January 22. In celebration, Genesis and the rest of the band have put together this two-night festival of sorts with a wide variety of acts. This is the first night and includes swaggering punk/blues/cabaret singer-songwriter Shilpa Ray. UPDATE: Canceled due to the storm.

Morricone Youth, Maui Hurricane, Telecommand @ Union Hall
As their name implies, Morricone Youth play proggy rock in the style of '70s Italian movie soundtracks. Groovy stuff. UPDATE: tonight's show is canceled.

Alejandro Escovedo @ City Winery
Punk rocker turned roots rocker Alejandro Escovedo continues his three-night stint at City Winery. TONIGHT's show is STILL ON...and also FREE.

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

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January 22, 2016

photo: Murder City Devils at FFF Fest 2014 (more by Tim Griffn)
Murder City Devils

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

Murder City Devils, Deep Creep @ Webster Hall
Seattle's eccentric garage punks Murder City Devils have been a fully functioning band again for a while now. They've been touring pretty consistently, and 2014 saw the release of their first album since 2001's Thelema EP on Sub Pop. They still rip in a way not quite like anyone else.

VIA APP, Kill Alters, Dreamcrusher, Malory @ Market Hotel
After years of renovation, DIY venue Market Hotel finally reopens this weekend with two celebratory shows. As for the lineup: sez Todd P and the Market Hotel folks, "we've eschewed huge famous "draw" bands (maybe some surprises though) to present to you 4 amazing, varied acts that each represent what we're excited about in NYC -RIGHT NOW." It's $10 at the door.

Waxahatchee (solo set), Trophy Wife, Vagabon @ Silent Barn
Waxahatchee's current band is her best and fullest-sounding one yet, but we've got no complaints about seeing her do a bare-bones solo set again like the old days. This great show also benefits a great cause: Planned Parenthood.

Brendan Kelly (The Lawrence Arms), Derek Grant, Mikey Erg @ Knitting Factory
Three great, constantly-busy punk musicians strip things down for solo sets tonight. Brendan Kelly is best known for fronting The Lawrence Arms (but he also fronts The Falcon and has played in other bands); Derek Grant has been Alkaline Trio's drummer since 2001 and he's also played in The Suicide Machines, The Vandals, Face to Face, The Gaslight Anthem, and more; and Mikey Erg is/was in The Ergs, Worriers, Star Fucking Hipsters, and many more.

Horrendous, Hercyn, Grudges, Sentience @ Saint Vitus
Of all the modern bands putting a new spin on classic death metal, Horrendous are quite possibly the best one around right now. Last year's Anareta was at or near the top of many metal lists in 2015, including some of our own.

Loudon Wainwright III @ The Appel Room
One of the many talented Waintrights, LWIII is thoughtful, funny and a pretty good actor too. He performs tonight Lincoln Center's lovely Appel Room as part of their American Songwriters Series.

SAVAK, Kerbivore, Thermite @ Union Pool
Featuring Sohrab and Greg from Obits, SAVAK made their live debut back in May and pretty much knocked the entire audience for a loop by being so great out of the gate. The band's taught, angular punk is a little weirder than Obits, with shared/traded lead vocals, keyboards and, tonight, skronky sax.

+/- (Plus Minus), Great Lakes, Shannon McArdle @ Rock Shop
NYC indie rockers +/- returned last year with Jumping The Tracks, which was their first since 2008 and sounded great next to their earlier material.

DJ Paypal, DJ Mastercard, DJ Orange Julius, DJ Instant Message @ Elvis Guesthouse
DJ Paypal may have a name and image that screams "irony" but his music really is sincere. His recent Sold Out album on Brainfeeder incorporates jazz, soul, funk, tribal polyrhythms and ethereal psychedelia. Tonight's his first of two NYC shows this weekend.

Keys n Krates, Metro Boomin, Stooki Sound, Jesse Slaytor @ Terminal 5
Canadian trap trio Keys N Krates headline this show and they'll surely have the place going nuts, but if you're going we also think it's worth catching Metro Boomin, the seriously great (and very prolific) producer who's done beats for Future, Young Thug, and countless others.

Ramriddlz, Chase B., Chapman, special guest @ Up & Down
Toronto rapper/singer Ramriddlz first picked up buzz for the sorta-jokey viral single "Sweeterman" (that Drake made his own version of), but he's since proven he's no one hit wonder. Tonight's his first of two NYC shows this weekend.

Sarah Silverman @ BAM
This is a makeup show for Sarah's New York Comedy Fest appearance and is billed as "Sarah Silverman and friends." She's got a lot of friends, who might they be in this case?

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

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January 21, 2016

photo: The Go! Team at Brooklyn Bowl in 2011 (more by Ben Lozovsky)
The Go! Team

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

The Go! Team, Superhuman Happiness, Glockabelle @ Brooklyn Bowl
The Go! Team's fifth album, The Scene Between, is a return to form for the UK band, mixing samples, funky rhythms and sunshine pop into a rather winning combination. This will be their first NYC show in five years.

Julien Baker, Eskimeaux @ Mercury Lounge
Young singer/songwriter Julien Baker's bare-bones debut album Sprained Ankle was one of our favorites of last year, and the command she has as a live performer is maybe even more impressive. This is her first of two NYC shows on this tour, and this one's sold out. Local DIY-pop artist Eskimeaux opens.

Torres, Palehound @ Bowery Ballroom
This is a pretty well-matched double bill of two artists who combine the intimacy of folk with the raw power of grunge, without ever sounding too much like either style. Torres and Palehound are coming off 2015 albums, Sprinter and Dry Food, respectively.

House Party With Just Blaze, Nef The Pharaoh, DJ Soul, Electric Punanny, Va$Htie @ Webster Hall
Bay Area rapper Nef The Pharaoh deservedly picked up some buzz last year for his super catchy single "Big Tymin." He's got a new mixtape on the way soon, and tonight he takes a night off from the G-Eazy/A$AP Ferg tour to play the weekly House Party at Webster Hall. That tour has three NYC shows starting later this week.

The Star Spangles, Dirty Fences, Baby Shakes @ Union Pool
NYC anthemic punks The Star Spangles caused a stir in the late '90s with their "whoa-oh"-laden single ""Which of the Two of Us is Gonna Burn This House Down." The band reformed last year after eight years off.

Big Eyes, Nuclear Santa Claust, Simpler Times @ Cake Shop
If you're into punk in the catchy, stripped-down, post-Ramones fashion, Big Eyes are one of the better modern bands around doing that kind of thing. The albums are great, but the live shows are even better.

PMS and The Mood Swings, The Mystery Lights, Roya @ Berlin
A very solid night of garage psych, featuring two groups who splintered from Habibi (PMS and The Mood Swings, Roya) as well as The Mystery Lights, maybe the best band in the city making this kind of music. Berlin is a good place to see stuff like this, too.

Larry and The Babes, Crazy and The Brains, Bodega Bay, Little Cobweb @ Palisades
Crazy & the Brains combine classic-sounding punk with a heavy dose of xylophone. It may sound weird on paper, but it works.

Rone @ Output
French producer Rone returned last year with Creatures, which, among other things, featured contributions from The National's Bryce Dessner. He returns to NYC tonight.

Alejandro Escovedo @ City Winery
Punk rocker turned roots rocker Alejandro Escovedo begins his three-night stint at City Winery.

Kurt Braunohler: Trust Me w/ Jo Firestone, Julio Torres @ Bell House
The great Kurt Braunohler performs his latest stand-up show tonight. Is it funny? Trust him. Julio Torres and Jo Firestone will warm up the crowd.

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

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January 19, 2016

Oddisee

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

Oddisee, OSHUN, Tunji Ige @ Baby's All Right
This is the next BrooklynVegan-curated installment of Red Bull Sound Select, and needless to say, we're very excited about this lineup. Oddisee had one of our favorite indie-rap albums of last year with The Good Fight, newcomers OSHUN put out the very promising (and deeply impactful) ASASE YAA mixtape, and Philly raper Tunji Ige got a profile boost thanks to his appearance on Christine & the Queens' album. The show is $3 at the door with RSVP or $10 without, and either way entry is first come, first served. Doors at 7 PM. Hope to see you there?

Majical Cloudz, She-Devils @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Two Montreal duo hit Brooklyn tonight: Majical Clouds with their deeply emotional pop; and She-Devils who repurpose '50s/'60s pop into modern sounds.

Brian Fallon (of The Gaslight Anthem) @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon is planning a solo album for this year, and while it's not out yet, early singles suggest it's up a similar alley to Gaslight's slowed-down Get Hurt. Tonight's show is sold out, but Brian plays a larger NYC show in March.

Holy Holy @ Highline Ballroom
Longtime David Bowie collaborator Tony Visconti's band with Spiders From Mars drummer Woody Woodmansey, Holy Holy, just played Highline Ballroom on Bowie's birthday, three days before the legendary musician sadly passed away. Now they'll pay tribute to him once again.

Nicholas Nicholas, CVS At Night, Street Rules, Drawing Boards @ Palisades
Show up early at this show tonight to catch a '90s indie rock-loving Drawing Boards, featuring members of Dirty on Purpose, Sisters, TEEN, and Darlings.

Tindersticks 'The Waiting Room' screening @ Rough Trade
Tindersticks new album, The Waiting Room, is also a full-length film featuring segments directed by Claire Denis, Christoph Girardet, Pierre Vinour, and more. The film makes it's world premiere at this screening which is followed by a Q&A with Tindersticks frontman Stuart Staples. To attend, you need to buy a copy of the new album at Rough Trade.

Steve Earle, John Doe @ City Winery
Steve Earle is a consummate singer-songwriter and storyteller and is always worth seeing, especially in an intimate setting like this. Making this even better: X singer/guitarist John Doe.

Cake Shop Comedy @ Cake Shop
If you miss Big Terrific and Hannibal Buress' Sunday night show at Knit, and are looking for a new free, weekly comedy show that happens in a rock club and sometimes has big name talent stop by unexpectedly, "Cake Shop Comedy" might do the trick. Tonight continues Jo Firestone's residency and features guests Doug Smith, Rob Haze, Giulia Rozzi, Dan Soder and more.

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

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January 18, 2016

photo: A$AP Rocky at ACL Fest 2015 (more by Tim Griffin)
A$AP Rocky

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

A$AP Rocky, A$AP Mob, Joey Bada$$, Flatbush Zombies, A$ton Matthews, Lil Uzi Vert @ Terminal 5 (Yams Day)
A$AP Mob founder A$AP Yams sadly passed away on January 18, 2015, and this show on the one-year anniversary of his death is a celebration of his life. The lineup is stacked, with the group's most visible member A$AP Rocky and the rest of the A$AP Mob (Ferg isn't billed but it seems possible that he'll show up -- tonight's an off-night on his tour), fellow New New York greats Joey Bada$$ and Flatbush Zombies, Vince Staples associate A$ton Matthews, and up-and-coming Philly rapper Lil Uzi Vert.

Guy Blakeslee, Holy Sons, J.R. Bohannon @ Baby's All Right
While Guy Blakeslee is usually making quality psych rock as frontman of The Entrance Band, his new solo release is an entirely instrumental guitar record. He plans on playing a bit of both tonight. The equally psychedelic Holy Sons (mem Om, Grails) make for a great pairing.

Big Daddy Kane @ BB King Blues Club
A staple of New York rap since the '80s, the city's rich history as we know it wouldn't be the same without Big Daddy Kane. He celebrates MLK Day with this show, which has him backed by a full band.

Ty Segall 'Emotional Mugger' listening party @ Wild Kingdom
Celebrate the release of Ty Segall's new album at this free listening party featuring gratis Superiority Burger grub, and a performance of the album by The Emotional Desperados...which is not Ty (he's in San Francisco).

Nigh Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac does his weekly Night Train comedy show tonight, with help from local favorite Eugene Mirman, as well as Brooks Wheelan, Seaton Smith, Marina Franklin, Giulia Rozzi, Nimesh Patel and Matt Wayne.

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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January 17, 2016

photo: Talib Kweli in Austin in 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
Talib Kweli

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

Talib Kweli, K'Valentine, Chaz Van Queen, Yummy Bingham, MK Asante, special guests @ SOB's
NYC rap veteran Talib Kweli is constantly busy, and this winter is no different. He's got nine local shows coming up between now and early March, this being the first. It doubles as a celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and special guests are promised.

The Casual Dots, Molly Shnick, No Motion @ Union Pool
The Casual Dots were a supergroup of sorts consisting of singer-guitarist Christina Billotte (Slant 6/ Quix*o*tic), guitarist Kathi Wilcox (Bikini Kill) and drummer Steve Dore (Deep Lust). Despite the punk background, The Casual Dots were more early-'80s shambly/twee postpunk in sound, with Billotte's vocals taking on a sweet, winsome quality. They called it quits shortly after releasing their 2004 debut, but have reunited for a few East Coast shows.

Winter Jazzfest
Winter Jazzfest wraps up tonight, including a John Coltrane tribute at LPR with Nels Cline, Zeena Parkins, Nate Wooley, Ikue Mori and more. More info here.

Saul Williams, Mariachi Flor de Toloache @ Rockwood Music Hall
Paradigm/Windish throw another APAP showcase tonight, this time with rapper/spoken word artist Saul Williams and mariachi band Mariachi Flor de Toloache (who just toured with The Arcs).

Globalfest 2016 @ Webster Hall
The annual NYC world music festival takes over all three of Webster Hall's stages, featuring Astrid Hadad, Debauche,Ginkgoa, Simon Shaheen, Somi, and lots more.

Horse Meat Disco, Sean B., Will Automagic, Mike Servito, DJ Ron Like Hell @ Output
This London-based four-man DJ collective are known for finding pearls in bins of forgotten disco 12", having released a series of acclaimed compilations. Their real expertise comes into play at their DJ gigs, though. Just trust their taste...and the beat.

Blind Boys of Alabama, Heritage Blues Orchestra, Cherry Poppin' Daddies @ BB King's
Gospel group Blind Boys of Alabama have been going strong since the 1940s, and they likely gained more fans in the indie rock world after their 2013 album that was produced by Justin Vernon and featured tUnE-yArDs, My Brightest Diamond, Sam Amidon and more. Weirdly enough, tonight's show is with Cherry Poppin' Daddies, who apparently still exist.

Buckwheat Zydeco, Marcia Ball, Jack Broadbent @ Highline Ballroom
Another APAP showcase, this one featuring accordion king Buckweat Zydeco, and blues singer Marcia Ball.

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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January 16, 2016

photo: Richard Lloyd @ The Studio at Webster Hall (more by Benjamin Lozovsky)
IMAGE

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

Richard Lloyd (of Television), Steve Conte NYC, Diane & The Gentle Men @ Bowery Electric
The highly unique and still-fresh guitar sounds of Television's debut Marquee Moon wouldn't be the same without original member Richard Lloyd. Unfortunately he's not in the band these days, but he does play on his own and he'll surely play some stuff off that album tonight.

NYC Winter Jazzfest 2016
The 2016 edition of the multi-venue Winter Jazzfest NYC continues today with lots more great shows. There's experimental band Brandon Seabrook Power Plant at The New School Jazz Building Glass Box Theater; neo-soul singer Jose James at LPR; the Sun Ra Arkstra (directed by Marshall Allen) at Judson Memorial Church; Mivos Quartet playing with Dan Blake at Subculture; guitar great Kaki King and electronic-sounding acoustic band Dawn of MIdi at The Greene Space at WNYC & WQXR; and much more.

Shiner, Driftoff, States and Kingdoms @ Saint Vitus
This is the second of two BrooklynVegan-presented Saint Vitus shows for reunited '90s-era band Shiner, whose spacey post-hardcore was quite possibly ahead of its time (it's been very much in style lately). Opening tonight is new post-hardcore band Driftoff (mem Junius, Rosetta, City Ships) and States & Kingdoms (mem Small Brown Bike, Thursday, Rival Schools, Burn).

My Brightest Diamond, Gabriel Kahane & Rob Moose, Chris Eldridge, Kate Davis @ Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
This show is the Paradigm/Windish APAP showcase, and there's some cool stuff including the consistently great art pop musician My Brightest Diamond, and a collaborative set from Bon Iver/yMusic's Rob Moose with past collaborator Gabriel Kahane

'Metamorphosis' @ House of Vans
This free show (with free drinks and free food) is billed as an "unprecedented one-day art collaboration," and it's set to feature a mix of musicians and dancers with a pretty ambitious visual setup. More info here.

Gladys Knight & The O'Jays @ Beacon Theatre
Both on her own an as a member of the Pips, Gladys Knight put out countless R&B/soul/funk classics from the 1960s onwards. Tonight she sings with fellow soul legends The O'Jays.

Guerilla Toss, Zula, Erica Eso, Wume, Father Finger @ Shea Stadium
Having just signed with DFA (and moved from Boston to NYC) Guerilla Toss party with calamitous percussion, rubbery bass, noises from all directions, and the attitude-heavy vocals of Kassie Carlson. If you're into postpunk like Bow Wow Wow, The Slits and Pigbag (and even some of the earliest DFA singles) you may dig.

Connections, The Motel Beds, Big Quiet @ Cake Shop
Ohio's Connections make no-nonsense, super-catchy indie rock that nearly the precipice of falling apart but never does. 2014's Into Sixes is an underheard gem. Recommended.

JD Samson, Vito & Druzzi (DJs) @ Bell House
It's a dance party that may have you thinking of the early-'00s with Le Tigre's JD Samson and The Rapture's Vito & Druzzi on deck.

Darlene Love @ B.B. King's
Having sung with The Crystals (anonymously) and with many other Phil Spector wall-of-sound groups/productions, Darlene Love is one of the voices behind some of '60s pop's biggest hits. This show is part of the APAP festival/conference.

Bodega Bay, Birds, Violent Video, Big Bliss @ IDIO Gallery
This art gallery has shows occasionally, like the one tonight -- which will be one of your last chances to check out the Chris La Putt retrospective we're presenting.

PC Worship, Beth Israel, Staffers, Navy Gangs @ 272 Seigel
It's a night of dissonant post punk, headlined by noisemakers PC Worship, and also featuring Philly/Austin band Beth Israel and a double hit of Omaha, NE with Staffers and Navy Gangs.

EZTV, Lucy Dacus, Manatree, Zuli @ Baby's All Right
EZTV recall the early '80s powerpop of Tommy Keene and Matthew Sweet and released their charming debut album last year via Captured Tracks. ALso on this bill: Richmond, VA's bouncy Manatree.

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

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January 15, 2016

Shiner
Shiner

photo: Matana Roberts at Brooklyn Masonic Temple in 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
Matana Roberts

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

Winter Jazzfest
The 2016 edition of the multi-venue Winter Jazzfest NYC really kicks into full gear today and tomorrow, with countless great shows. Today includes tUnE-yArDs collaborator Naytronix at The New School Jazz Building Glass Box Theater; drag artist Joey Arias, rock-covering jazz band Sexmob and Brooklyn Bhangra band Red Baraat at LPR; Arcade Fire's Sarah Neufeld with sax great Colin Stetson at Judson Memorial Church; contemporary avant-garde musician Matana Roberts at Subculture; Dutch art punk vets The Ex at The Greene Space; R&B trio KING and Kendrick Lamar producer Terrace Martin at The Bitter End; and so much more.

Shiner, Rosetta, Spotlights @ Saint Vitus
This is the first of two BrooklynVegan-presented Saint Vitus shows for reunited '90s-era band Shiner, whose spacey post-hardcore was quite possibly ahead of its time (it's been very much in style lately). Opening tonight are atmospheric metal band Rosetta and sludge-gazers Spotlights.

Slick Rick, Kosha Dillz @ Brooklyn Bowl
Slick Rick, one of rap's first great storytellers and master of the laid-back flow, is still kicking and playing his annual birthday show in NYC tonight. Humorous Jewish rapper Kosha Dillz opens.

Rick Ross @ Stage 48
Rick Ross returned in late 2015 with the new album Black Market, and even if he's not in the fame spotlight as much as he once was (the album was rolled out rather quietly), he's still making quality tunes.

D.R.A.M., Abra @ Santos Party House
D.R.A.M. may have been best known for a while as the guy behind the Beyonce-endorsed and Drake-sampled viral hit "Cha Cha," but more recent material makes it seem like he's got a real career ahead of him. Experimental R&B artist Abra, of the cultish Awful Records crew, opens this show.

Psychemagik, Francesco Tristano, Beto Cravioto & Higgins, Tuff Cone, DJ Timo @ Good Room
Psychedelic dance duo Psychemagik got their start making notable remixes (their take on Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams" is especially good), but lately they've been putting out original songs which are just as infectious.

Yonatan Gat, PC Worship, Guardian Alien @ Mercury Lounge
Yonatan Gat is very much a "see it live" musician, as he and his band's style -- usually set up on the floor and highly improvisational -- can be described (as I have before) as in-your-face. If you're ok with that, his shows are highly recommended. This is a very DIY bill all-around, with the noisy PC Worship and Liturgy's Greg Fox in solo Guardian Alien form

Wall, Pill, RIPS @ Union Pool
Brooklyn band Wall make scratchy post punk (a more serious B-52's come to mind) and their debut EP was produced by Parquet Courts' Austin Brown. Tonight's the release show with skronky Pill and RIPS on the bill, too.

'Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence' & "The Man Who Fell to Earth' @ Walter Reade Theater
David Bowie, who we lost this week, was an accomplished actor in addition to being a musician. See him in two of his most iconic roles with these free screenings at Lincoln Center. Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence is at 6:30 PM; The Man Who Fell to Earth is at 9 PM.

Betty LaVette @ City Winery
Soul vet Bettye LaVette continues to tour in support of this year's Worthy. This show is part of the APAP conference/festival.

The Black Clouds, Crazy and the Brains, Those Mockingbirds, Dead Stars, Darkwing @ Pianos
Crazy & the Brains take classic punk and inject it with a serious amount of xylophone playing. If that sounds weird, you just have to see it in action. Also worth catching tonight are the '90s-style indie rockers Dead Stars. (And note, headliners The Black Clouds are the NJ band, not the DC post-rock band Black Clouds.)

Ryan Hemsworth @ Output
Maker of several beats of the cloud rap era, Ryan Hemsworth brings the party to Output tonight.

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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January 14, 2016

photo: METZ @ Levitation 2015 (more by PSquared)
METZ

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

METZ, Bully, Big Ups @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
METZ shows tend to be sensory overload experiences, with deafening volume set against strobes and stark lighting. Tonight's their first of two NYC shows with terrific tour mates Bully (melodic, punky indie rock). Local act Big Ups are a lot of fun and are worth going early to see.

Ratatat @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Ratatat figured out their sound early on -- stadium-sized instrumental dancerock with a big dose of glam guitars and twin leads -- and have stuck with it over the course of five albums, including last year's Magnifique.

1349, Tombs, Full of Hell, Artificial Brain @ Saint Vitus
This is a great show all around for metalheads, with Norwegian BM heavyweights 1349, local sludge staples Tomb, Pennsylvania grindcore maniacs Full of Hell, and DM locals Artificial Brain.

Creepoid, Future Punx, Bambara, Tempers @ Trans Pecos
Philly's shoegazers Creepoid always build a huge wall of sound at their shows, and tonight's is sure to be no exception. Good bill all around, with new wavers Future Punx, the loud-as-hell Bambara, and the gothy Tempers.

Pill, Guardian Alien, Parlor Walls, Martin Bisi, Arian Shaifee @ Aviv
Of the new crop of Brooklyn bands bringing back the sax, Pill are by far the skronkiest and most in-your-face. They headline this rock-solid lineup that includes' Liturgy's Greg Fox in Guardian Alien mode, artist and producer Martin Bisi and more.

Nile, Days of Doom, Khiazma @ Gramercy Theatre
Nile returned in 2015 with the great death metal album What Should Not Be Unearthed, and now they're finally making their way to NYC in support of it.

Andrew Keoghan, Frank Locrasto, Nico Turner @ Rough Trade
An opera-trained singer, New Zealander Andrew Keoghan sang in Puccini's 'Turandot' at age 21, spent four years as a jazz singer, took a songwriting sabbatical in the Caribbean before settling in Brooklyn and a more pop style. He'll be previewing songs from his new album Every Orchid Offering tonight.

Eddi Front, Caged Animals, Air Waves, Ghastly City Sleep @ Shea Stadium
With a spooky, spare piano style, Eddi Front made her debut in 2012 with a self-titled EP. She's now set to release her debut album, Marina, in March. Get an early taste tonight. This is a solid bill all-around, with the emotive pop of Caged Animals, and the minimal beauty of Air Waves.

Winter Jazzfest
The 2016 edition of NYC's annual Winter Jazzfest continues today. Check the schedule for more info.

Fern Mayo, T-Rextasy, Cutters, Dog Island @ Silent Barn
Among other things, this is a chance to catch the new band Dog Island, whose lineup includes Little Big League singer Michelle Zauner and Moon singer/APTBS collaborator Alanna Nuala Higgins.

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January 13, 2016

photos: The Ex at Monty Hall, 2015 (more by PSquared)
The Ex

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

The Ex, Bill Laswell, Colin Stetson, Happy Apple @ Le Poisson Rouge
Part of Winter Jazzfest, Dutch anarcho/post/punk/jazz collective The Ex headline this bill that features a bunch of other cool folk like Colin Stetson and Bill Laswell. Fingers crossed for a big group collaboration.

METZ, Bully, Palm @ Bowery Ballroom
METZ shows tend to be sensory overload experiences, with deafening volume set against strobes and stark lighting. Tonight's their first of two NYC shows with terrific tour mates Bully (melodic, punky indie rock). Music Hall of Williamsburg on Thursday.

Bilal @ City Winery
Neo-soul singer Bilal has been at it for years, and in 2015 he returned with his solid In Another Life and made notable contributions to Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly. Tonight he kicks off his "winter residency" at City Winery (it's just two shows, the second is next month). He's promising "an electronic jazz presentations of his greatest works, feat. an all star cast of musicians and surprise guest."

RJD2, Photay @ Brooklyn Bowl
The great underground hip hop producer RJD2 recently announced a new album, Dame Fortune, prefaced by the soulful single "Peace of What." It sounds like his new stuff is something to look forward to, and we'll likely hear some old faves tonight too. Local regular Photay opens tonight.

Trae Tha Truth, Sean Elliot @ Black Bear
Long-running, prolific Houston rapper Trae Tha Truth returned last year with Tha Truth and he's already back this year with a great new single featuring Rick Ross and T.I.

El Goodo #15 w/ Dead Stars, Slonk Donkerson, My Teenage Stride, No Ice @ Shea Stadium
A super solid night of Brooklyn indie rock, including '90s indie rock torchbearers Dead Stars, the very hooky Slonk Donkerson, and scene stalwarts My Teenage Stride.

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