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November 3, 2014

Tyvek in Austin, 2010 (more by Tim Griffin)
Ex Hex

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

TBA, Tyvek, Taiwan Housing Project, Ivy @ Death by Audio
Detroit's abrasive Tyvek released the excellent On Triple Beams, a concept about about their hometown, in 2012 and hopefully we'll get some new songs tonight too. As for the mystery headliner, a search of our Tyvek tag might provide some logical guesses.

Kevin Devine, Bird of Youth @ HiFi
Kevin Devine's old band Miracle of '86 played HiFi a good amount back when it was called Brownies and regularly hosted music. Shows are more rare there these days, but they're hosting one there tonight with Kevin returning in solo mode. You can catch him with the full band at Champagne Jam in December.

Lucero @ Bowery Ballroom
Country punk greats Lucero are kicking off a 3-night run at Bowery Ballroom tonight which will have them opening with an acoustic set and then getting rowdy for a full-band set. Let's hope the bar stocked up on whiskey.

Freddie Gibbs, Remy Banks, Pell @ Rough Trade
Gangsta rap's not as prevalent as it used to be, but Freddie Gibbs keeps it alive and well, refusing to go anything but HAM the whole time.

His Holiness The Dalai Lama @ Beacon Theatre
The Dali Lama is hosting a two-day teaching event, which is a benefit for the Tibet House. Sold out.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac's weekly comedy revue tongiht features the funny talents of Janeane Garofalo, Sara Schaefer, Ron Babcock, Jono Zalay, and Raj Sivaraman.

Kimbra, Empress Of @ Music Hall of Williamsbug
Kimbra quickly escalated from only being known (in the US) as the other singer on that omnipresent Gotye song to someone who could headline some pretty large rooms. She recently released her first album since that newfound success, The Golden Echo, which features contributions from The Mars Volta's Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, Dirty Projectors' Dave Longstreth and others.

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

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November 2, 2014

Ex Hex at MoMA Nights in July (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Ex Hex

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

Secret Guest, Father Murphy, Dan Friel, Palberta @ Death by Audio
We don't know who tonight's secret guest is (DbA has offered a hint "theres gonna be FOOD HERE!") but it's officially three weeks left of Williamsburg's longest-running DIY venues and they've promised to go out with a bang. The announced bill is pretty cool already, loaded with interesting experimental-leaning acts.

Ex Hex, Speedy Ortiz, Big Ups @ Mercury Lounge
The excellent double-billed tour of Speedy Ortiz and Ex Hex wraps up its 2-night run in NYC tonight. Speedy makes '90s-style indie rock that owes at least a little to some of Mary Timony's past bands (like Helium), and Timony's current band Ex Hex take the swaggering glam and power pop of the late '70s / early '80s and make it their own. Local openers Big Ups make post-hardcore indebted to Slint and Fugazi, and they're not to be missed.

Pussy Riot @ MoMA PS1
Pussy Riot members members Masha Alekhina, Nadya Tolokonnikova and Petya Verzilo will be in conversation with vMoMA PS1 director Klaus Biesenbach " focused on the current culture of political oppression within some national and international governments and how it is being addressed by artists worldwide." Presented in conjunction with the 'Zero Tolerance' exhibition.

Sinkane @ SOB's
Ahmed Gallab deftly mixes '70s funk/soul, world music and modern styles on his new album, Mean Love. He's a dynamic live performer, too.

Ty Dolla $ign, Mack Wilds, Lil Bibby, Joe Moses @ Irving Plaza
Rapper Ty Dolla $ign keeps rising, and tonight he plays his largest headlining NYC show yet. His newest mixtape, Sign Language, dropped over the summer with guest spots from Big Sean, Juicy J, Rich Homie Quan, Jeremih and more.

Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band, Zachary Cale, VBA @ Baby's All Right
Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band are basically a jam band, but they pull from The Grateful Dead as much as they pull from Television. It's a cool mix, as you can hear on their brand new record, Intensity Ghost, which they're celebrating tonight.

Roya, Ziemba, Alice Cohen, Glockabelle, Sateen Roya @ Cake Shop
Roya is the new band from Rahil of Habibi and features the Clean's Hamish Kilgour and Jay from French Miami. Also on the bill: art pop songwriter Alice Cohen who has been making music for decades, and her current project as a solo artist is a regular on the NYC DIY scene.

Quarterbacks, Free Cake For Every Creature, Stephen Steinbrink, Alice @ Shea Stadium
Olympia songwriter Stephen Steinbrink makes very good dreamy indie pop on his newest album, Arranged Waves. He hits NYC tonight and will be joined by quality locals: Double Double Whammy labelmates Quarterbacks and Free Cake For Every Creature, who both make lo-fi pop that comes from the bedroom but works pretty well on stage too.

Told Slant, Big Neck Police, Bluffing, Huge Pupils @ Silent Barn
DIY pop collective Told Slant are good recorded but they really come alive at their shows in a way you may not expect from listening to their albums. Local indie popsters Bluffing are cool too.

Today is also the NYC Marathon who will be inspiring the whole city and making it difficult for some to cross the street. Go out and cheer them on.

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

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November 1, 2014

Danzig at Riot Fest Chicago 2013 (more by Kirstie Shanley)
Danzig

Dirty on Purpose @ Rubberlip, 2007
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar and our 2014 Halloween Weekend guide for more of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights.

Samhain, Goatwhore, Midnight @ Best Buy Theater
Samhain, the band Danzig led between the Misfits and his eponymous band, are reunited this year and they finally come to NYC on... the night of Samhain. The reunion lineup includes Glenn, plus Baroness guitarist Peter Adams and Danzig Legacy members London May and Steve Zing (no Eerie Von). Danzig Legacy has played Samhain material before, but it's a treat to see a whole night dedicated to it. Plus there's excellent support tonight from blackened death metallers Goatwhore and speed metallers Midnight.

Dirty on Purpose, Sisters, French Miami, Darlings @ Death By Audio
Some of the bands that one called Death by Audio home are reuniting for this show that kicks off DbA's final month. Headliners Dirty on Purpose, who were one of Brooklyn's more underrated bands of the '00s, will be playing their first show since 2008.

David Bazan (w/ Passenger String Quartet), David Dondero @ Bowery Ballroom
Over the years David Bazan has fronted Pedro the Lion, Headphones and put out solo material (and still other projects too). For his new album, he's re-worked material from those three with a string quartet and tonight David and the quartet will bring those re-workings to life.

Cass McCombs, Meat Puppets @ Rough Trade
t's the first night of Meat Puppets and Cass McCombs' co-headlining two-night stand at Rough Trade. The Meat Puppets go on first tonight, and bring over three decades of their influential alternative rock. Cass is a bit newer but he's also excellent and a great fit.

Yellowbirds, Mesiko, Steve Salett @ Baby's All Right
Sam Cohen's Yellowbirds project is coming to an end, but not before playing one last show tonight.

Pentagram, Blood Ceremony, Kings Destroy @ Gramercy Theatre
It's been a great year for doom metal, so even though it's been a while since a new Pentagram album, it's perfect timing to welcome these veterans who have been putting out tremendous doom since the '70s. The witchy flute-filled Blood Ceremony are a newer band who do a lot of justice to trad-doom, and locals Kings Destroy fit the bill well too.

Speedy Ortiz, Ex Hex, Aye Nako @ Glasslands
The excellent double-billed tour of Speedy Ortiz and Ex Hex lands in NYC for its first of two nights tonight. Speedy makes '90s-style indie rock that owes at least a little to some of Mary Timony's past bands (like Helium), and Timony's current band Ex Hex take the swaggering glam and power pop of the late '70s / early '80s and make it their own. Local openers Aye Nako are a good match and not to be missed.

The Dean Ween Group @ Brooklyn Bowl
While Gene has reverted by to his given name, Dean Ween carries on with his stage name and makes music in pretty much the same vein as he did with Ween.

Las Rosas, Lace Curtains, The Moon Dudes @ Union Pool
This is the record release party for Lace Curtains' second album, A Signed Piece Of Paper, which came out this past week. The album has some indie rock a la Michael Coomers' old band Harlem but there's a strong '70s singer-songwriter vibe to it as well. Las Rosas headline and made superior surfy garage pop.

The So So Glos, Slothrust, Dinowalrus, Weird Womb, DJ Lady Guy @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
It's the second night of Halloween weekend at BK Night Bazaar and this one's got a lineup of local guitar rock bands.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Allen Toussaint @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
While most of his best-known songs were made famous by other performers, producer, arranger, hitmaker and general New Orleans living legend Allen Toussaint in no small way helped shape not only the sound of that city's R&B scene but of rock n' roll and pop music in general. Tonight he teems up with the equally legendary New Orleans neighbors Preservation Hall Jazz Band for what will surely be a fine evenign of music.

Psychemagik, Nikola Baytala @ Output's Panther Room
UK Psychemagik make similar to synth-funk to Daft Punk and Justice, and they're also known for great remixes too, like their one of Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams."

The Damned, TSOL @ Stone Pony
While it's not quite as exciting as seeing them on Halloween, The Damned are still one of the best original UK punk bands with a list of classics as long as your arm. While we miss having powerhouse drummer Rat Scabies on the kit, frontman Dave Vanian and guitarist Captain Sensible certianly keep the Damned flag flying respectably.

Phil Lesh & Friends @ Capitol Theatre
Phil Lesh & Friends' never-ending residency at the Cap continues tonight with another set sure to be chock full of Grateful Dead favorites. Dead Heads already know this, but even if you're a casual fan, Phil & Friends are worth seeing.

Yo Gabba Gabba Live! @ Theater at Madison Square Garden (2 shows)
Yo Gabba Gabba Live!, the touring version of the Nick Jr. show that is known to feature indie/alternative music, returns to the Theater at MSG for two shows today.

Milagres (as Queens of the Stone Age), Year of the Dragon (as Misfits), The Finks (as The Velvet Underground), The Live Ones (as Hank Williams), Alien Trilogy (as Devo), Nice Apt. (as Spacemen 3) @ The Gutter
Most of the cover shows went on last night, but if you've still got that desire left in you, there's another at The Gutter 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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October 31, 2014

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King Gizzard at BV-CMJ last week (more by Amanda Hatfield)
King Gizzard

Hop Along at Wicker Park Fest 2014 (more by Jeff Ryan)
Hop Along

You can browse our full NYC show calendar and our 2014 Halloween guide for more of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

The 41st Village Halloween Parade, which gives parades a good name, is a NYC Halloween tradition and a great way to start the night. It happens on 6th Avenue North of Spring Street to 16th Street from 7 PM - 10:30 PM. And if you can't actually be there, NY1 broadcasts live from 8 PM - 9:30 PM.

The Damned, TSOL, The Briefs @ Irving Plaza
With a singer who has basically dressed like a vampire for the band's career and classic singles "Thanks for the Night," "Wait for the Blackout," and "In Dulce,"The Damned remain perfectly suited for this sort of thing.

Diarrhea Planet, Hop Along, Girlpool, Desert Sharks, Mitski, Banker$ @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
This is a pretty amazing lineup, not to mention it's free and goes late (til 1 AM). There's the raging garage punks Diarrhea Planet, Saddle Creek's new signees Hop Along, lyrical LA duo Girlpool, chamber pop-turned-lo-fi songwriter Mitski, and leather jacket rockers Desert Sharks. Plus there's a costume contest with a $500 cash prize, face painting and more tonight.

Purling Hiss, King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, Meatbodies, Tonstartssbandht @ 338 Moffat
CMJ buds Panache & Baby's All Right are thowing a Halloween Show that's not at Baby's -- it happens Halloween Friday at 338 Moffat (Studio L) with with a bunch of CMJ bands who're still around, including tourmates Purling Hiss and Meatbodies.

Maurice Fulton, DJ Spun, Alex From Tokyo @ Baby's All Right
While Baby's All Right are presenting the garage rock show at 338 Moffat, the actual venue will be hosting a dance party that night.

Pop. 1280, Void Vision, Pawns, Frankie Teardrop (DJ set), and more! @ Emet Part Deux
For those in a modern goth mood, this show features a skeleton handful of bands clearly in debt to the darker postpunk sounds.

This Will Destroy You, Future Death, Silent Land Time Machine @ Bowery Ballroom
This Will Destroy You are back with their fourth album, Another Language, which is more of their soaring post-rock. For some people, this is the only way to spend Halloween.

Knyfe Hyts, Oozing Wound, The Fucking Ocean, Red Dawn II, Alien Whale, Aa, Justin Frye, Chat Logs @ Death By Audio
It's the last ever Halloween at Death by Audio and they're celebrating in style with two rooms. The main room has the re-active Knyfe Hyts, thrashers Oozing Wound (their second DbA show this week), The Fucking Ocean, Red Dawn II and Alien Whale. And another room called the "Haunted Mansion" will be open tonight with synth experimenters Aa, PC Worship's Justin Frye and Chat Logs. The show is over at 12:30 AM and then the "Haunted Mansion" starts at 1 AM.

Meat Puppets, Cass McCombs @ Rough Trade
It's the first night of Meat Puppets and Cass McCombs' co-headlining two-night stand at Rough Trade. The Meat Puppets go on last tonight, and bring over three decades of their influential alternative rock. Cass is a bit newer but he's also excellent and a great fit.

Mastodon, Gojira, Kvelertak @ The Paramount
This incredible triple bill has Savannah sludge masters Mastodon, French death metallers Gojira, and Norwegian party animals Kvelertak. They played Terminal 5 earlier this year and this weekend they're back for two more shows in the area. Tomorrow they play NJ.

The Presets, Antwon, Chela, Franki Chan @ Warsaw
The Check Yo Ponytail tour stops in NYC tonight with an eclectic double bill of Australian synth pop band The Presets and experimental rapper Antwon. Opening is another Australian, Chela, and Check Yo Ponytail alumnus Franki Chan.

World Inferno Friendship Society @ The Wick
Punk/klezmer/cabaret act World Inferno Friendship Society are throwing this so-called "Hallowmas" bash. They are requesting you bring a pumpkin.

Anamanaguchi (DJ), Jack Donoghue (of Salem), Tallesen, Pleasure Centers, Bernard Herman @ Bathhouse
"Witch House," as a genre, didn't last very long but catch one of its leading lights (Jack from Salem) DJ tonight with a set from 8-bitters Anamanaguchi as well.

Matrixxman, Physical Therapy, Michael Magnan, Max McFerren @ Secret Location
This stacked dance party is at a secret location that was emailed to you if you bought a ticket. Unfortunately, sold out.

Primus @ Beacon Theatre
While not strictly a Halloween show, this is being billed as "An Evening With Primus and the Chocolate Factory." Primus just made an album based on Roald Dahl's classic children's book which definitely has some nightmare material in it.
For even more Halloween options, check out our guide to Halloween events in NYC.

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And of course Halloween means cover shows cover shows cover shows. Here are your many options for those...

Beach Fossils (as Devo), Celestial Shore (as T. Rex),Beverly (as the Pixies), Roya (as Television Personalities), DJ Tassy @ 338 Moffat

Mr. Brownstone (Guns N Roses cover band) @ Brooklyn Bowl

Clean Girls (as Blink-182), Vomitface (as Nirvana), Alien Trilogy (as Devo), Tape Deck Mountain (as Daniel Johnston's Delay Pedal), Death To Slater (as The Beach Boys), Schmear (as Meat Puppets), Smell-O-Vision (as Television) @ Cake Shop

Dear Leader (as The Neptunes), Delicate Steve (as Red Hot Chili Peppers), Heeney (as Weezer), Banned Books (as Pixies), Advaeta (as HOLE), members of Heaven's Gate, Celestial Shore & Journalism as Blink-182 Mr. Twin Sister (DJ Set) @ Silent Barn
Delicate Steve will be joined by RHCP touring member/Atoms for Peace member Mauro Refosco for their set.

Big Ups (as Red Hot Chili Peppers), Vulture Shit (as Presidents of USA), Flagland (as Blink-182), Bueno (as Frank Sinatra), Huffers (as The Replacements) @ Shea Stadium

Savants (as T Rex), Field Mouse (as Weezer), Ghostpal (as Sly and the Family Stone), The Brooklyn What (as The Rolling Stones), No Kill (as Fleetwood Mac), Videobeast (as Nirvana), David King (as Jonathan Richman) @ The Gutter

Mutual Benefit (covering Beck's 'One Foot in the Grave'), Emily Reo (as Lana Del Rey), Conveyor (as Buddy Holly) @ Glasslands

Marilyn Manson Tribute (Kayo Dot, Blank Paper), Queens of the Stone Age Tribute (Natural Stranger, Toothy Grins, Neon Green Laundry), Limp Bizkit Tribute (Mary Todd, Skulk The Hulking), The Cure Tribute (Turn It Up!, Ashes Forever), Shellac Tribute (Servant Girl) @ Spike Hill

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 30, 2014

Nils

Nils Frahm released Spaces almost a year ago, a record of sonically adventurous pieces that meld the classical and electronic-music worlds. If you haven't checked it out you can stream it via YouTube below. He's been busy working on new material as well and performs two new songs on a 'Resident Advisor Sessions' video you can watch below.

That video also gives a sense of what it's like to see Frahm in concert, which you can do in real life as he's touring this fall with the similarly minded Dawn of Midi. That includes NYC at St. Paul & St. Andrew Church on November 21 which is presented by Wordless Music. Tickets are on sale now.

Nils was last through in the spring. All dates are listed, along with the Resident Advisor Sessions video and album stream, below...

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Liturgy at Pitchfork Fest 2012 (more by James Richards IV)
Liturgy

Dum Dum Girls at Burger A-Go-Go 2014 (more by Debi Del Grande)
DDGs

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

Liturgy, Child Abuse, Cellular Chaos, Oozing Wound @ Death By Audio
Here's a really good reason to get to Death by Audio before it closes. It's the first of two nights that sludgy thrashers Oozing Wound are playing at the venue, and the headliners are one of NYC's most interesting black metal bands, Liturgy, who are a full band once again.

Mykki Blanco, Cities Aviv, Doss, Gobby (DJ Set), MR UNO (DJ Set), FLUCT Dancers @ Glasslands
Mykki Blanco just put out his new mixtape, Gay Dog Food, and as you might expect from Mykki it's out-there but it goes hard. Cities Aviv, who's on one of the tracks, is on this bill too. Stream the mixtape below.

Power 105.1 Powerhouse w/ J. Cole, Ne-Yo, Jeezy, Kid Ink, T.I., Childish Gambino, French Montana, Migos, Tinashe, Bobby Shmurda, Chris Brown, Trey Songz @ Barclays Center
Power 105.1's Powerhouse goes down at Barclays Center tonight and there's some pretty impressive names including power tripper J. Cole, trap muzik king T.I. (who just put out the new album, Paperwork), versace lovers Migos, alt-R&B singer Tinashe, the viral Bobby Shmurda and more.

Cypress Hill, La Coka Nostra, Immortal Technique, Vinnie Paz @ Best Buy Theater
Another good hip hop option tonight is the annual Halloween-time Cypress Hill show which is actually one day early this year but it should still get spooky.

Shiba San, Amtrac, Wuki, Nikola Baytala @ Output
This week's INPUT party at Output is headlined by Shiba San who's on Claude Vonstroke's Dirtybird label and makes thumping house that will have you dancing Mischief Night away.

Classixx, Le Youth, Chordashian @ Verboten
Another dance option tonight goes down just down the block from Output at Verboten with LA duo Classixx who are still going strong off last year's debut album, Hanging Gardens.

Alicia Keys, Nas, David Byrne, Diddy, Angel Haze @ Hammerstein Ballroom
This year's Keep A Child Alive Black Ball benefit has an eclectic lineup which mostly includes hip hop but also Talking Head David Byrne. KCA co-founder Alicia Keys hosts and also performs herself. Reservations can still be made.

Pianos Become The Teeth, Gates, Frameworks, Vasudeva @ Asbury Lanes
Pianos Become the Teeth stopped screaming on their new album, but they didn't stop writing intense music -- quite the opposite, this is some of their best material yet. NYC was last night and tonight's the NJ release show. Quality support too.

Celestial Shore, Ava Luna,Palehound, Baked, We Can All Be Sorry @ Baby's All Right
Celestial Shore deftly mix melody with complex rhythms and arrangements on their new album, Enter Ghost, out soon via Hometapes. Tonight's the record release party.

The Coathangers, together PANGEA, Cherry Glazerr, Mozes and the Firstborn, AJ Davila y Terror Amor, Wax Witches @ Bowery Ballroom
This is the second edition of Burger Caravan of Stars roadshow, with a whole bunch of their bands playing festival-length sets. Watch as Bowery's entire downstairs becomes a giant merch area. Some folks go just 'cause it's Burger. Expect nuttiness.

Dum Dum Girls, Ex Cops, Christines @ Brooklyn Bowl
Dum Dum Girls have always had a flair for the dark side, so them playing on Devil's Night seems like a no brainer. (Maybe throw in an '80s goth cover, ladies? The March Violets' "Snake Dance" perhaps?) Also on the bill: Ex Cop (whose new album takes a turn for the Pop) and the shoegazy Christines.

Sinead O'Connor @ City Winery
The Irish singer released, I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss, earlier this year and finishes her three-night run at City Winery this evening.

Del Zeppelin (Delicate Steve), Escalator Haters @ Saint Vitus
Halloween starts early when Delicate Steve let loose crunge-y covers. This show is free.

Wilco @ The Capitol Theatre
Though Jeff Tweedy and his son just released their terrific Tweedy album, the Wilco train rarely stops rolling, and tonight is on the final of its first of three shows at The Cap'. It's a lovely room, and tickets are still available.

Primus @ The Greene Space
The special day show is billed as "A Very Wonka Afternoon with Primus," and with an emphasis on the band's new album that's based on Roald Dahl's Charlie & the Chocolate Factory. The show is sold out but is being taped for WNYC's Soundcheck.

Dean Ween Group @ Stone Pony
Dean Ween (Mickey Melchiondo) has his new ensemble play Asbury Park tonight.

Jerry Lee Lewis @ BB King Blues Club
One of rock n' roll's origininators, "Killer" is out with a new album and and biography this week and celebrates both 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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October 29, 2014

Jeff Tweedy of Wilco in Austin (more by Tim Griffin)
Jeff Tweedy

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

Wilco @ The Capitol Theatre
Though Jeff Tweedy and his son just released their terrific Tweedy album, the Wilco train rarely stops rolling, and tonight is on night 2 of its first of three shows at The Cap'. It's a lovely room and tickets are still available.

Pianos Become The Teeth, Gates, Frameworks @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Pianos Become the Teeth stopped screaming on their new album, but they didn't stop writing intense music -- quite the opposite, this is some of their best material yet. Tonight's the NYC release show and there's quality support too.

Weyes Blood, Tonstartssbandht, King Cyst, DJ Joshy @ Glasslands
Weyes Blood's new album is out now, and it's a good one but her powerhouse vocals really come across in a live setting. This whole bill is good too, with experimentalists Tonstartssbandht and King Cyst, the psychedelic project of Big Troubles' Luka Usmiani. Drippy Eye Projections will be there to provide just the right kind of visuals for this lineup.

PC Worship, Ashcan Orchestra, Mario Diaz De Leon, Hair Jail, Mister Matthews @ Trans-Pecos
PC Worship have been regulars on the noise scene in Brooklyn for a while now, but their new album is their most song-oriented (and possibly best) stuff yet. They've had a busy year, and any chance to catch them is a good one.

Holly Miranda & Ambrosia Parsley, Benjamin Biolay, Chris Maxwell @ Rockwood Music Hall
Parsley y Miranda start their four-week residency tonight with Chris Maxwell, and French songwriter Benjamin Biolay (who doesn't play the US hardly ever).

Motion Studies (as Prince), Sunflower Bean (as Smashing Pumpkins), Dances (as The Strokes), Haybaby (as Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Scherzo (as DFA 1979) @ Baby's All Right
One thing Halloween always means in the music world is cover shows galore, and Baby's is getting an early start by throwing one tonight.

The Felice Brothers and the Nun Neil Young All-Stars @ Brooklyn Bowl
Another early Halloween party is tonight at Brooklyn Bowl with folk rockers The Felice Brothers. There will be a costume contest judged by the 'Bros themselves, and "more Halloween excitement!"

Anoraak (live), Alan Blancato, In The Night @ Cameo
College and Electric Youth will both be here separately in the the next month, and tonight you can catch the remaining third of 2012's Drive tour, Anoraak (who's also a College collaborator), playing a live set at Cameo.

Carl Cox @ Output
Veteran British DJ and general dance music legend Carl Cox helped pioneer house and acid. He's still raving, as you can hear tonight.

The Memories @ Cake Shop
Portland, OR duo of Erik Gage and Kyle Handley (who are both in White Fang too) write songs mainly about girls and getting high, the two pillars of rock n' roll -- though The Memories fall more on the lo-fi pop end of the spectrum.

Purling Hiss, Meatbodies, Yonatan Gat, Dream Police @ Death by Audio
Philadelphia's Purling Hiss make classic"-style indie rock, with fuzzy guitars and big hooks, and an affinity for Neil Young style jams (and volume). Also on the bill are Meatbodies, whose main man is Chad Ubovich (of Mikal Cronin's band) and who make crunchy jams in the general Ty/Ohsees idiom. Plus former Monotonix man Yonatan Gat, and a Men side project Dream Police open. This will be a good show to see at DbA.

Mozart's Sister, Jerry Paper, Giant Claw @ Trans-Pecos (Basement)
Mozart's Sister, the solo project from Caila Thompson-Hannant (Think About Life, Shapes & Sizes), mixes mid-'90s dance and R&B influences, Thompson definitely brings her own strong personality. She's always been an engaging performer, so this is definitely worth checking out.

Jon Langford @ The Bell House
Following the sold-out premiere of documentary Revenge of The Mekons at Film Forum is this afterparty featuring Mekons frontman Langford.

Captain Sensible, Fred Armisen, Mistress Formica @ Bowery Electric
The Damned are playing Irving Plaza on Halloween, but before that guitarist Captain Sensible will play this spooky edition of the Sally Can't Dance Party with appearances from Fred Armisen and legendary NYC drag queen Mistress Formica. We're hoping the Captain plays "Brenda" or at least "Jet Boy Jet Girl."

Brother Ali, Bambu, DJ Last Word @ Knitting Factory
Conscious rapper Brother Ali doesn't have any new records to support this time around, but he's got over a decade of standout material to pull from.

Big Terrific @ Cameo
Max Silvestri hosts the free weekly comedy show in the back of Williamsburg's Cameo. No word on who's performing tonight, but Max usually lets us know via his 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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October 28, 2014

Jessie Ware @ Webster Hall, 2013 (more by Robert Altman)
Jessie Ware

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

Jessie Ware @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple
Jessie Ware has come a long way since we first heard her featured on SBTRKT's first album. Her sophomore LP, Tough Love, is out now and sees her working with some bigger names (like Ed Sheeran) on some songs, but she keeps her more minimal pop vibes intact on others. Tonight is sold out.

Adrian Belew Power Trio, Saul Zonana @ Highline Ballroom
Robert Fripp's 2014 version of King Crimson (which doesn't include Adrian Belew) was here not long ago, but if you're a fan of the flavor Belew gave that band, you can get your fix tonight. His Power Trio has been dipping pretty heavily into the Crimson catalog lately.

No Devotion, Ricky Eat Acid, Black Clouds, Creepoid @ Glasslands
Since the breakup of Thursday, frontman Geoff Rickly has actually become more prolific. This year he's been focusing on two bands that he fronts, the post-hardcore wall of noise that is United Nations and the synth rock band he formed with the non-criminal members of Lostprophets, No Devotion. Tonight's No Devotion's first US show, and with good openers too.

Pallbearer, Tombs, Vattnet Viskar, Ecstatic Vision @ Saint Vitus
Doom masters Pallbearer released Foundations of Burden, their second album that's heavy with melancholic leads, redwood-thick riffs, and sorrowful singing. This is the first of two sold-out shows as part of their tour with Tombs and Vattnet Viskar.

Mötley Crüe, Alice Cooper @ Madison Square Garden
Hair metal giants Motley Crüe are on a massive farewell tour -- they signed a contract saying they'd never tour again -- so if you're needing to rock out to "Dr. Feelgood," "Kickstart My Heart," "Home Sweet Home" and more you're running out of chances. Needless to say, the Crüe are pulling out all the stops for this one. Fellow friend of the devil Alice Cooper opens.

Boots, Flan Emoji (DJ Set), DJ JR @ Baby's All RIght
Boots has been having a pretty busy year. He did a large amount of the production and co-writing on Beyonce's excellent self-titled album, he's got a tour with FKA twigs coming up, and he's on the new Run the Jewels album and will perform with them on Letterman this week. FIrst though, he plays his own show at Baby's tonight.

The Allman Brothers Band @ Beacon Theatre
The current lineup of The Allman Brothers Band has had a very long and impressive run, but sadly the band has chosen to retire at the end of this month. They'll go out with a bang though, with six shows in eight nights at the Beacon. Tonight's the very last one.

Slothrust, The Teen Age @ Cameo
Jangly and grungy in equal parts, Slothrust released their most recent album Of Course You Do early this year (though it would've fit in perfect in 1995). This show, which is Halloween-related, is free with RSVP.

Sinead O'Connor @ City Winery
The Irish singer released, I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss, earlier this year and begins her three-night run at City Winery this evening.

The Memories, The Chickenhawks, Milk Dick, Jupiter Boys @ Death by Audio
Portland, OR duo of Erik Gage and Kyle Handley (who are both in White Fang too) write songs mainly about girls and getting high, the two pillars of rock n' roll -- though The Memories fall more on the lo-fi pop end of the spectrum. They'll play Cake Shop tomorrow as well.

Drowners, Boytoy, Sunflower Bean @ Rough Trade
Somewhere between The Strokes and The Libertines. NYC pretty boy rock band Drowners do write pretty catchy songs. Tonight's show is with the Breeders-y Boytoy and paisley poppers Sunflower Bean.

Wilco @ The Capitol Theatre
Though Jeff Tweedy and his son just released their terrific Tweedy album, the Wilco train rarely stops rolling, and tonight pulls into its first of three shows at The Cap'. It's a lovely room and tickets are still available.

Mozart's Sister, Salt Catherdral, My Body @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Mozart's Sister, the solo project from Caila Thompson-Hannant (Think About Life, Shapes & Sizes), mixes mid-'90s dance and R&B influences, Thompson definitely brings her own strong personality. She's always been an engaging performer, so this is definitely worth checking out.

The Jayhawks @ Town Hall
Long-running Americana band The Jayhawks are coming up on their 30th anniversary, and just reissued their three post-Mark Olson albums -- 1997's Sound of Lies , 2000's Smile and 2003's Rainy Day Music.  That said, they still mix up the setlists pretty good -- expect a good assortment from throughout their career (and a couple Golden Smog songs too).

Misfits, Jasta @ Irving Plaza
This may not be the version of the Misfits you love the most, but if you're going to see it anytime, Halloween week would be it.

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 27, 2014

APTBS @ MHOW (more by Chris La Putt)
APTBS

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

Weezer @ Bowery Ballroom
Weezer are playing their new album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End, front to back. Hopefully they'll throw in a few oldies in the end. Sold out.

A Place to Bury Strangers, Broken Water, Gold Dime, White Suns @ Death by Audio
Oliver Ackerman owns the Death by Audio pedal shop in the back of DbA, so A Place to Bury Strangers are probably the closest to a house band that the venue has. With DbA closing next month, this will be a blowout. Wear earplugs.

Temples, The Districts, Spires @ Irving Plaza
UK psych band Temples bring a pop sensibility to '60s and '70s styles. They're swinging through NYC one more time this year, with Brooklyn kindred spirits Spires on the bill too.

Prima Primo, The New Lines, Winkie, Sansyou @ The Rock Shop
This Halloween show is with DC band Sansyou and locals The New Lines who just released a collaborative single. The show also features gothy group Winkie, and electro duo Prima Primo.

Pallbearer, Tombs, Vattnet Viskar @ Saint Vitus
Doom masters Pallbearer released Foundations of Burden, their second album that's heavy with melancholic leads, redwood-thick riffs, and sorrowful singing. This is the first of two sold-out shows as part of their tour with Tombs and Vattnet Viskar.

Tits of Clay @ Mercury Lounge
It was a year ago today that Lou Reed died and in tribute tonight, Tits of Clay (aka the Angry Inch in the Broadway version of Hedwig) will perform Reed's classic Transformer in full.

Laura Cantrell, Jennifer O'Connor @ Rough Trade
Laura Cantrell's released her new album, No Way There From Here earlier this year. Tonight's show also features an opening set from the equally talented O'Connor.

Sinead O'Connor @ City Winery
The Irish singer released, I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss, earlier this year and begins her three-night run at City Winery this evening.

SBTRKT, GoldLink @ Terminal 5
SBTRKT's new album doesn't have as many bangers as his last, but hopefully he'll still get the place moving tonight. His second straight night at T5.

The Allman Brothers Band @ Beacon Theatre
The current lineup of The Allman Brothers Band has had a very long and impressive run, but sadly the band has chosen to retire at the end of this month. They'll go out with a bang though, with six shows in eight nights at the Beacon. Two left including tonight. Sold out.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Littlefield's weekly comedy show tonight features John Early, Vladimir Caamano, and other special guests along with host Wyatt Cenac.

Tesla Boy (DJ Set), Doprah, Bad // Dreems, Guest DJ: Ryland Blackinton, Resident DJ: John McSwain @ Brooklyn Bowl
Tonight's edition of the It's A School Night series features some of the artists still here from CMJ, including New Zealanders Doprah and Aussie band Bad//Dreems. Free with RSVP.

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October 26, 2014

Thurston Moore Band @ Saint Vitus earlier this week (more by @PSquared)
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White Fence @ Glasslands, 2013 (more by PSquared)
White Fence

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

King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, Juan Wauters, Tiny Ruins, Guy Blakeslee (of Entrance Band), Christian Peslak (Saint Rich & Delicate Steve), White Fence @ Baby's All Right
If you don't want CMJ to end, here's one more chance to catch King Gizzard, White Fence and more for this "hangover brunch." Most of the sets will be stripped-down or acoustic, and many of them will be in the main and side bars of Baby's. Free. Also: Baby's build-your-own blood mary bar is pretty sweet.

The Thurston Moore Band, PCPC (mbrs of PC Worship + Parquet Courts) @ Rough Trade
Thurston Moore's new band/album (which includes Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley and My Bloody Valentine's Deb Googe on bass) is the most Sonic Youth-style thing he's done since The Eternal and it's good stuff. PCPC, the new band with members of Parquet Courts and PC Worship, also sound a lot like Sonic Youth and they do it well.

Dark Blue @ Rough Trade (2 PM, free)
If you're awake and not too hungover from CMJ, this is a good afternoon option to keep the fun going. Dark Blue is the new-ish post-punk band with members of Clockcleaner and Paint It Black, and today they'll be joined on drums by Sean McGuinness from Pissed Jeans/Rat Fist.

Boysetsfire, Tim Barry, War on Women, Unwed @ Saint Vitus
Melodic hardcore vets Boysetsfire have been back since reuniting in 2010, and their current tour is in celebration of their 20th anniversary as a band. They'll be performing 2000's After the Eulogy in full tonight. All good openers too.

SBTRKT, GoldLink @ Terminal 5
SBTRKT's new album doesn't have as many bangers as his last, but hopefully he'll still get the place moving tonight. Night 1 of 2.

Beech Creeps, Sauna Heat, Juniper Rising, Nine of Swords @ Death by Audio
Savannah, GA isn't all hoity toity Southern fancy folk...it's also home to greasy garage band Sauna Heat. They highlight tonight's show that's headlined by local experimental noisists Beech Creeps (members of Ex Models, Yeasayer and more).

Holly Jolloween Drone Marathon @ 'The Ranch' at Death by Audio
Meanwhile...to kick off the last month of shows at Death by Audio, they're throwing a 24-hour drone marathon in the adjacent loft space (door is just to the right of DbA on S2nd) which started Saturday and goes through 7 PM tonight. Among the musicians involved will be Will Sheff, Greg Fox, Excepter, Oliver Ackerman (A Place to Bury Strangers), and Travis Johnson (Grooms). It's free.

Digitalism, Elliot Moss @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
German electronic duo Digitalsm haven't had a new album since 2011's I Love You Dude, but returned this summer with new single "Wolves" which features Youngblood Hawke. You can fill the void of new music by seeing them live tonight.

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