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October 4, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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October 3, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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October 2, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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October 1, 2014

King Khan at LPR in June (more by Chris La Putt)
King Khan

Blake Mills at Capitol Theatre in 2012 (more by David Andrako)
Blake Mills

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

Blake Mills, yMusic @ Le Poisson Rouge
When not working and touring with Fiona Apple, Blake Mills makes his own accomplished blues folk. His new album, Heigh Ho, just came out and tonight's the release show. It's sold out, but if you bought a ticket you got a copy of the record as a bonus.

Bryan Ferry, Dawn Landes @ Beacon Theatre
He's been battling a throat infection which has forced him to cancel a few recent shows, but the onetime Roxy Music singer and still-suave dude will be playing tonight's show. He's got a guest-filled album on the way soon.

The Black Lips, King Khan & BBQ Show, LiveFastDie @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
This two-night NYC stand (yesterday at Irving Plaza) sounds like trouble -- in a good way. A double-dose of party-friendly garage and soul, get in it.

Jack and Eliza, Larry and the Babes @ Baby's All Right
If you miss the winsome, early days of Slow Club, this Brooklyn duo make a similarly sweet sound. Tonight's the release show for their debut EP. Early show, over before 9 PM.

Team Spirit, Sunflower Bean, Bluffing @ Baby's All Right
Team Spirit, the band fronted by former Passion Pit member Ayad Al Adhamy, finally released their debut album, titled Killing Time, which is out via via Vice/WB. Help them celebrate tonight with up-and-comers Sunflower Bean and Bluffing. You get a free CD with entry. 9 PM doors.

Arrington de Dionyso, Yonatan Gat, Dear Leader @ Death by Audio
Arrington de Dionyso makes "trans-utopian world music for a world that exists in fever dreams and halucinations." You may also know him from his old band, Old Time Relijun. Also playing: former Monotonix man Yonatan Gat.

Bambara, Dheatd Refuge, Nola Gras, Teen Injection @ Trans-Pecos
Brooklyn's Bambara sound like their name: loud and pummelling. A little dark too, last year's Dream Violence mixes gothy shoegaze with a good sense of melody, plus shringy feedback.

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

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

Tycho, Beacon, Christopher Willits @ Terminal 5
Tycho's downtempo IDM really comes off more like post-rock live, where they play as a full band and are heavy on the viiiibes, man.

Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Sex Jams, Honne Wells @ Cake Shop
Baltimore duo Ed Schrader's Music Beat make rackety post-punk with just a bass and a floor tom, but you'd never think it doesn't sound full. They always put on a good show.

Delta Spirit, Streets of Laredo @ Bowery Ballroom
The folk rockin' Delta Spirit put out a new album, Into The Wide, earlier this month and tonight they're on the second of three nights in NYC in support of it. All three are sold out.

Movement, The Mast, Lemonade (DJ) @ Glasslands
Australian trio Movement offer a moody take on the whole indie/R&B thing going on at the moment. They opened for Banks at Terminal 5 last night but tonight you can catch them in a much more intimate environment.

Balance and Composure, Seahaven, Creepoid @ Irving Plaza
Balance & Composure and Seahaven are the two bigger names on this bill, but if you're going we especially recommend showing up on time for Creepoid too. The Philly band's mix of shoegaze and slowcore does a lot of justice to the '90s bands in that style and they're good live too.

Living Room, Caravela, Vasudeva, Bethlehem Steel @ Saint Vitus
Tonight Vitus hosts a pretty cool bill of bands that lean towards emo, indie rock or a little bit of both. Living Room, who put out their enjoyable Braid-ish album Moonchaser this past August, are headlining the night.

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

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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September 30, 2014

Black Lips at House of Vans in July (more by Chris La Putt)
Black Lips

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

The Black Lips, King Khan & BBQ Show, Habibi @ Irving Plaza
This two-night NYC stand (tonight at at Irving Plaza, Wednesday at MHOW) sounds like trouble -- in a good way. A double-dose of party-friendly garage and soul, get in it.

Eternal Summers, Darlings, Boytoy @ Knitting Factory
Last time Eternal Summers were through, they played a LOT of new songs from their next album which is already in the can. Expect new ones tonight too. Support is good tonight, with Darlings' poppy indie rock, and Boytoy's hair-in-the-face shoegaze.

The Raveonettes, Coves @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Danish duo The Raveonettes released their best album in half a decade -- the kinda funky, surf-inspired Pe'ahi -- this summer and this is their first of two MHOW shows. Opening duo Coves make a similar brand of fuzzy pop, worth getting their early for.

The Big Sleep, Lymbyc Systym, Nicholas Nicholas @ Baby's All Right
Eleven years and going, NYC indie vets The Big Sleep remain a live force. The band have a new album due sometime soon and you can get a preview tonight -- and this show is with another long-running Brooklyn band, Lymbyc Systym.

QUAD, Winstons @ Baby's All Right
This is the first of QUAD's late-night residency at Baby's and the shows start at midnight and are free. QUAD spun off of Spires and have a similar '60s-meets-Madchester vibe.

Spoon, Dev Hynes, Best Coast & more @ Sonos Studios
The wireless speaker makers are bringing their curated lounge to NYC with some serious bands/musicians performing free sets, as well as talks and exhibitions. RSVPs, unsurprisingly with today's lineup, are full for the music portion.

Heaven, Dead Leaf Echo, The Stargazer Lilies @ Union Pool
It's a night of dark-tinged ethereal rock and all three bands do it well. Wear black.

Rise Against, Touche Amore, Radkey @ Wellmont Theatre
The band we're most excited about on this bill is Touche Amore, who make ambitious, serious, and sincere post-hardcore and are never short of fantastic at their shows.

Delta Spirit @ Mercury Lounge
The folk rockin' Delta Spirit put out a new album, Into The Wide, earlier this month and tonight they begin a three-night NYC run in support of it. All three are sold out.

RVIVR, Aye Nako, Shellshag, Slingshot Dakota @ Saint Vitus
RVIVR's fight against sexism/homophobia/etc is as radical as their pop punk is catchy. Tonight they team with three bands who are all a bit different but will fit with them well: the also-political Aye Nako, long-running DIY duo Shellshag, and Pennsylvania indie pop band Slingshot Dakota.

The Prettiots, Fiona Silver, Sleepy Kitty, Alice Limoges @ Pianos
Sleepy Kitty count former Harvey Danger drummer Evan Sult as a member, but they're not too similar to that band, instead sounding more like a grungier Best Coast.

Banks, Movement @ Terminal 5
Two members of the indie/R&B crossover team up at Terminal 5 tonight, with the very quickly rising Banks headlining this sold out show.

EULA, Short Nerve (feat. Greg Saunier [of Deerhoof], Ofir Ganon & special guest), Adam Schatz, Andra, Nose Fixer, DJ Jackie Yo, plus words from Speedy Ortiz's Sadie Dupuis, Hilly Eye's Amy Klein & more @ Glasslands
This big show with various art forms, collaborations and more goes down with music from noise rockers EULA, Short Nerve (a collaboration with a Deerhoof member and a special guest promised), Brooklyn everywhere-man Adam Schatz and more, plus Speedy Ortiz's Sadie Dupuis and Hilly Eye's Amy Klein will be speaking, and there's also "movement" and "photo works" at the show. More info here.

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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September 29, 2014

The Raveonettes in Chicago, 2012 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
Raveonettes

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

The Raveonettes, Coves @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Danish duo The Raveonettes released their best album in half a decade -- the kinda funky, surf-inspired Pe'ahi -- this summer and this is their first of two MHOW shows. Opening duo Coves make a similar brand of fuzzy pop, worth getting their early for.

Lucinda Williams @ Rough Trade
Acclaimed roots singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams releases her new double album, Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone, this week and celebrates with this very intimate show. To get in you need to buy a copy of the new LP at Rough Trade today (store opens at 11 AM) and you'll get a wristband to get in.

Neil Diamond @ Erasmus Hall High School
Born and raised in Brooklyn, pop legend Neil Diamond has apparently never played a concert in his hometown borough. That will change...TODAY! It's at his old high school, Erasmus Hall High School.

The Rebel, Pop. 1280, Silk Purse, Hexbreaker Quartet @ Death by Audio
The Rebel is the current musical project of Ben Wallers from Scottish band Country Teasers. Fans of Mekons, The Fall and other thoughtful, arty punks, take note.

GBH, Hot Blood, Born Annoying and Stag Party @ Asbury Lanes
UK punk icons GBH are celebrating their 35th anniversary with a tour -- time to get charged.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac is back in the conductor's seat for this week's Night Train that features Matt Koff, Claudia Cogan, Will Miles, and Chris Lamberth.

Titus Andronicus @ Cake Shop
The mighty Titus play a "private" show billed as a "bartender gig" which was free with RSVP (which is now closed).

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September 28, 2014

Robert Plant at Prospect Park in 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Robert Plant

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

Robert Plant (and the Sensational Space Shifters) @ BAM
Maybe Led Zeppelin will never reunite, but Robert Plant and his band the Sensational Space Shifters (including members of Massive Attack and Portishead) get the Led out on their tours and their original material's not half bad either. Tonight's the second of two BAM shows, part of Nonesuch Records at BAM.

Man Man, Saint Rich @ Le Poisson Rouge
Eccentric rockers Man Man return to NYC for this free show which Lagunitas is presenting. RSVP is closed.

Twin Peaks, Honduras, Roya @ Brooklyn Flea
The Brooklyn Flea hosts music again this afternoon, this time from raucous Chicago garage rockers Twin Peaks, garagey Brooklyn indie band Honduras and The Clean/Habibi-related band Roya.

Lydia Loveless, Nathan Xander, Xenia Sky @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Lydia Loveless makes alt-country with the kick of a cowboy boot and some rock n roll swagger. She's already played NYC opening for two veteran bands this year (Old 97s and Camper Van Beethoven) and tonight she headlines one of her own.

Bastard Sapling, Geryon, Belus @ The Acheron
USBMers Bastard Sapling are on the heels of a killer new album, and tonight their tour hits NYC with the great Geryon and Belus. If you're going, no band on this bill is to be missed.

Slaughter & the Dogs, Shocked Minds, Drunken Rampage @ Grand Victory
'70s era British punks Slaughter & the Dogs have been kicking again since the '90s and tonight they're in NYC for their second of two shows here.

Shawn Colvin, Steve Earle @ State Theatre
Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle just wrapped up a tour together, titled "Songs and Stories, Together Onstage," which did not hit the NYC area but they're coming pretty close tonight. This should be a nice night with two great songwriters.

Hannibal Buress @ Knitting Factory
Hannibal Buress hasn't been able to do his free Knitting Factory Sunday show in a while, seeing as he's been killing it on the Oddball Comedy tour, but he's back tonight. Big name guests regularly show up at these, and Hannibal's been becoming a pretty big name himself lately too.

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September 27, 2014

Torche at IO-Northside 2013 (more by Harriet Roberts)
Torche
Rentals

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

The Rentals, Mates of State, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin @ Irving Plaza
Matt Sharp's post-Weezer band The Rentals released their first album in 15 years this past summer via Polyvinyl which pretty much picked up where they left off (in a good way). Their labelmates Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin and former Polyvinyl (current Barsuk) band Mates of State will both make for nicely matched openers.

Beach Fossils, Heavenly Beat, Axxa/Abraxas @ Baby's All Right
It's an all Captured Tracks bill tonight, with Beach Fossils, their former bassist's solo project (Heavenly Beat) and Atlanta's Axxa Abraxas. This is the second of two nights at Baby's All Right for this lineup and the start of their tour.

Brooklyn Flea Record Fair @ Smorgasburg
The bi-annual vinyl extravaganza is back with tables from labels, some of your favorite local record stores, and used vendors. There's also Minimal Wave cupcakes and a host of DJs -- Nancy Whang and Jonathan Toubin among them -- and tons and tons of records.

Fletcher C. Johnson, Boytoy, Las Rosas @ Rough Trade
It's also Cassette Store Day and you can celebrate the medium at Rough Trade with this free day show curated by the current kings of cassettes, Burger Records. For more CSD fun, there's a Tape Meet at 1087 Flushing.

I.U.D. (Lizzy from Gang Gang Dance), Prince Rama, Psalm Zero, RatKing, Junglepussy, Juiceboxxx, King Concubine, Dark Sister, Trollkrem, tba, Fortunate Dad, DJ George Costanza, DJ Todd P @ MoMA PS1
The NY Art Book Fair is underway and this crazy diverse show happens as part of it with everything from psychedelia to rap to metal and still more.

Laurie Anderson, Kronos Quartet @ BAM
Part of Nonesuch Records at BAM, legendary boundary pusher Anderson teams with the Kronos Quartet for what is sure to be a special evening, their first-ever collaboration -- "Landfall" which was inspired by Hurricane Sandy.

Robert Plant (and the Sensational Space Shifters) @ BAM
Maybe Led Zeppelin will never reunite, but Robert Plant and his band the Sensational Space Shifters (including members of Massive Attack and Portishead) get the Led out on their tours and their original material's not half bad either. Tonight's the first of two BAM shows, part of Nonesuch Records at BAM.

Torche, Broughton's Rules, Descender, Black Black Black @ Saint Vitus
Torche are genuinely as down-tuned sludgy as they are addictively catchy and their shows are always a helluva good time. Don Cab/Blunderbuss-related math/post rockers Broughton's Rules are worth catching too.

Lee Ranaldo and The Dust, Metal Mountains, Tall Firs @ Union Pool
Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo focuses on melodic (and sometimes psychedelic) material with his current band The Dust. It's a little more straightforward than what he was writing SY but still excellent stuff.

Tape Deck Mountain, Slavve, Writer, Curelight Wounds @ Cake Shop
Slavve, the duo which features onetime Surfer Blood drummer Marcos Marchesani, released their self-titled EP this summer, full of hard-hitting lo-fi rock. Tape Deck Mountain, the shoegazy former San Diegans, released Sway last year. Their tour together starts tonight here.

Shellshag, Crow Bait, Murmurs, Pretty Pretty, Magnets @ Death By Audio
All around great lineup for punk and punk-ish bands at DbA tonight with local DIY regulars Shellshag, Long Island's alt-country-ish Crow Bait and their current tourmates from Seattle, Murmurs, and Columbus, OH DIY punks Pretty Pretty.

Phaeleh, Different Sleep, M!NT @ Glasslands
UK producer makes more of his atmospheric garage on his new EP which came out earlier this week. Tonight's show should be heavy on the vibes.

Old Wounds, The Banner, Go Deep @ ABC No Rio
It's the second of two NYC shows on the IO-presented Old Wounds tour, and today the metalcore ragers will be joined by The Banner and Go Deep.

Kasabian, Bo Ningen @ Terminal 5
Swaggering UK band Kasabian are still at it, having just released new album 48:13 that finds them still rocking in a funky, Brit kinda way. If you're going tonight, do get there in time to see Bo Ningen's wuxia take on prog-metal.

The Giraffes, Radkey, Netherlands @ The Wick
From the early days of the Brooklyn scene, hard rockers The Giraffes are back together with original singer Aaron Lazar for this show.

John Zorn, Billy Martin, Flea, John Medeski, Evan Lurie, Michael Blake, Calvin Weston @ Town Hall
The Strange & Beautiful fest, celebrating the music of Lounge Lizard leader John Lurie, comes to a close with this big tribute. Might Lurie, who's suffering from Lyme Disease, show up himself? We shall see.

Goldie, Dieselboy, Empress, Jakes, Double Dragon, Dave Shichman @ Verboten
Legendary DJ Goldie sounds Timeless as ever almost two decades after that album was released. Tonight he wraps up a short US tour in NYC.

Global Citizen Festival w/ Jay Z, No Doubt, Carrie Underwood, fun., The Roots, Tiesto @ Great Lawn at Central Park
Lots of big names are coming together for this year's Global Citizen Festival which goes down today in Central Park.

Nuclear Santa Claust, Thin Lips, Black Wine, Adam Finchler @ Shea Stadium
Two of Don Giovanni's great band, Nuclear Santa Claust and Black Wine, team with Philly punks Thin Lips and NYC anti-folk singer Adam Finchler for this bill at Shea tonight.

Fucking Invincible, Tiger Flowers, Hivemasher, Torrential Downpour + special guests @ The Acheron
Dropdead/Daughters-related band Fucking Invincible play a type of ultra-aggressive core that loves tossing '90s-styled jud-jud breakdowns into the maelstrom. Tonight they're joined by an equally heavy lineup all around, plus special guests are promised.

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

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September 26, 2014

Broken Bells at Webster Hall in March (more by PSquared)
BB

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

Broken Bells, Hamilton Leithauser @ Central Park Rumsey Playfield
James Mercer and Danger Mouse's collaboration Broken Bells make the kind of music that is designed for big outdoor concerts like this one, every song an anthem. Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser opens the show.

Beach Fossils, Heavenly Beat, Axxa/Abraxas @ Baby's All Right
It's an all Captured Tracks bill tonight, with Beach Fossils, their former bassist's solo project (Heavenly Beat) and Atlanta's Axxa Abraxas. This is the first of two nights at Baby's All Right for this lineup and the start of their tour.

Laurie Anderson, Kronos Quartet @ BAM
Part of Nonesuch Records at BAM, legendary boundary pusher Anderson teams with the Kronos Quartet for what is sure to be a special evening, their first-ever collaboration -- "Landfall" which was inspired by Hurricane Sandy.

Caetano Veloso @ BAM
Singer/composer/guitarist/writer/political activist Caetano Veloso has been influential for nearly 50 years. For these shows, part of the Nonesuch Records at BAM celebration, he'll perform original songs from his most recent album, the Latin Grammy Award-winning Abraçaço.

Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats, Danava @ Bowery Ballroom
The UK's Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats have been making killer stoner doom for a few years now. It's psychedelic, catchy, and truly heavy stuff. They're currently on their first North American tour and they'll finally hit NYC tonight. Danava haven't been around these parts in a few years, so cool to have them on board too. Sold out.

Rise Against, Touche Amore, Radkey @ Best Buy Theater
The band we're most excited about on this bill is Touche Amore, who make ambitious, serious, and sincere post-hardcore and are never short of fantastic at their shows.

Dick Diver, PC Worship, Dark Blue, Free Time @ Death By Audio
Where some of the Australia's current crop of bands look to New Zealand for inspiration, Dick Diver's sonic antecedents seem to be homegrown: shadows of The Go-Betweens' sweet strum and melancholic lyrical streak can be heard in their music. This bill is (Ayers) rock solid, with Aussies-in-Brooklyn band Free Time, noisemakers PC Worship and Philly angsters Dark Blue.

Teleman, LOLO, Laura and Greg @ Glasslands
Teleman, the band formed from the ashes of Pete & the Pirates, released their debut album earlier this year. Frontman Thomas Sanders hasn't really changed his MO, still writing memorable pop melodies and clever arrangements around them. This is their second US show.

GBH, Angry Samoans, Reagan Youth, Burning Streets @ Gramercy Theatre
UK punk icons GBH are celebrating their 35th anniversary with a tour this year that also includes a couple other vets, Angry Samoans and Reagan Youth.

Tom May and Greg Barnett (of The Menzingers), Brendan Kelly, Elway @ Knitting Factory
Chicago punk label Red Scare is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a big hometown show in October, but ahead of that there's a smaller pre-party in NYC tonight. The Menzingers' co-lead singers and The Lawrence Arms' Brendan Kelly will both be playing acoustic sets which should work out well considering both bands have that heartland songwriter vibe.

Boomtown Rats, The Stunning, Mundy @ Terminal 5
Fronted by the outspoken Bob Geldoff, the Boomtown Rats are Irish rock legends, huge stars in the UK, with a deep catalog of material to pull from. The band reformed last year for their first shows since 1986.

Charles Bradley, Ratking @ The Garage
Charles Bradley's classic soul will bring you back to the genre's '60s/'70s days. Ratking's alt-rap, on the other hand, sounds very modern. Should be an interesting double bill, and it's free (you just had to RSVP).

Old Wounds, Meek is Murder, Divider @ Grand Victory
It's the first of two NYC shows on the IO-presented Old Wounds tour, and tonight the metalcore ragers will be joined by two likeminded bands, the mathy Meek Is Murder and Divider.

Celebration, Ed Schrader's Music Beat @ Mercury Lounge
A double bill of Baltimore at Mercury Lounge, with long-running band Celebration headlining and celebrating the release of their new platter, Albumin. Bass and drum post-punk duo Ed Schrader's Music Beat are always a fun opener.

MOTHXR (Penn Badgley's band), Rathborne, Mon Khmer, Prelow @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
MOTHXR (who used to spell their name Mother) is fronted by Penn Badgely, who you may remember as Dan on Gossip Girl. These days music seems to be his focus. They headline a night of pop indie at Brooklyn Night Bazaar which is a free show.

Hard Nips, Old Monk, Les Jupes, Glockabelle @ Cake Shop
With a clever, stereotype-twisting, double-entendre name, Japanese band Hard Nips make punky, in-your-face rock. Old Monk, meanwhile, put a slight math spin on '90s indie rock.

Iggy Azalea, Vic Mensa @ Pier 97
The increasingly popular Iggy Azalea headlines this show tonight, and if you're going we recommend catching opener Vic Mensa, who's collaborated with Kaytranada, performed with Damon Albarn and toured with Disclosure, to name a few of the cool things he's been up to recently.

Kneebody w/ Kimbra, Tiny Hazard @ Le Poisson Rouge
Kimbra's proper North American tour starts later this fall and includes two sold-out NYC shows, but ahead of that she'll be collaborating with local jazz group Kneebody at LPR tonight. Opening is Tiny Hazard who make St VIncent/My Brightest Diamond-style art pop.

The Rentals, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Hooray for Earth @ Stone Pony
Matt Sharp's post-Weezer band The Rentals released their first album in 15 years this past summer via Polyvinyl which pretty much picked up where they left off (in a good way). Their labelmates Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin open this show and tomorrows NYC show (which Mates of State are also on), which should make for a good double bill. Hooray For Earth are worth catching too.

Shawn Colvin, Steve Earle @ Capitol Theatre
Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle just wrapped up a tour together, titled "Songs and Stories, Together Onstage," which did not hit the NYC area but they're coming pretty close tonight. This should be a nice night with two great songwriters.

Tennis, Pure Bathing Culture @ Webster Hall
Tennis' new album, Ritual in Repeat, was produced by Pat Carney of The Black Keys, with additional help from Spoon's Jim Eno and Richard Swift. Needless to say, it's got a big sound. Pure Bathing Culture's catchy dream pop should start the night off well.

DJ Premier vs Pete Rock @ BB King Blues Club
Two legendary hip hop DJs, DJ Premier and Pete Rock, will be battling it out at BB King's tonight. Here's the details: "In a two DJ stage set up. Each legendary DJ/Producer known for their unique flavor and skills on the turntables, will spin their classic trademark tunes that have established their iconic presence in Hip Hop culture. A friendly 2 to 3 hour back and forth DJ battle show format will be performed....12 Rounds, Pound 4 Pound"

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

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September 25, 2014

King Dude @ Best Buy Theatre in May (more by Chris La Putt)
King Dude

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

Laurie Anderson, Kronos Quartet @ BAM
Part of Nonesuch Records at BAM, legendary boundary pusher Anderson teams with the Kronos Quartet for what is sure to be a special evening, their first-ever collaboration -- "Landfall" which was inspired by Hurricane Sandy.

Caetano Veloso @ BAM
Singer/composer/guitarist/writer/political activist Caetano Veloso has been influential for nearly 50 years. For these shows, part of the Nonesuch Records at BAM celebration, he'll perform original songs from his most recent album, the Latin Grammy Award-winning Abraçaço. 

Iasos @ Body Actualized Center
New age icon Iasos recently had a new compilation released through esteemed reissue label The Numero Group. Tonight he's holding a workshop titled "Using Sound for Light-Body-Activation & Healing."

My Brightest Diamond, Doe Paoro @ Bowery Ballroom
My Brightest Diamond continues to expand her sonic palette on this year's This Is My Hand (which came out last week via Asthmatic Kitty). It's the arty chamber pop we've come to expect from MBD but she does it without repeating herself.

Final Bloom, Sapphire Mansions, The New Lines, Dick Diver @ Cake Shop
Where some of the Australia's current crop of bands look to New Zealand for inspiration, Dick Diver's sonic antecedents seem to be homegrown: shadows of The Go-Betweens' sweet strum and melancholic lyrical streak can be heard on Dick Diver's album, Calendar Days, which came out last year via Chapter Music. Tonight's show is high-quality start-to-finish, with the Felt-esque Sapphire Mansions, The New Lines' baroque psychedelia and electro-punks Final Bloom.

Mr. Elevator and the Brain Hotel, Froth, Corners, Wyatt Blair, Sunflower Bean @ Death By Audio
LA's Mr. Elevator & the Brain Hotel may be a new band, but their organ-driven psych rock sounds straight of 1967, recalling bands like Strawberry Alarm Clock and The Doors and doing that sound well.

Teleman, The Jaguar Club @ Mercury Lounge
Teleman, the band formed from the ashes of Pete & the Pirates, released their debut album earlier this year. Frontman Thomas Sanders hasn't really changed his MO, still writing memorable pop melodies and clever arrangements around them. This is their first US show, and they play Glasslands on Friday.

Antibalas, Hellbent @ Le Poisson Rouge
If you've ever wanted to hear Afrobeat versions of John Lurie's music, that's what you're getting tonight -- in fact, that does sound kinda cool.

EDJ, The Loom, Folding Legs @ Mercury Lounge
Fruit Bats may be no more, but main songwriter Eric D. Johnson has now struck out on his own as EDJ and his self-titled debut (out now) more or less picks up where Fruit Bats left off.

Lindstrom, House of House, JDH & Dave P, Dennis Kane (Panther Room), Darshan Jesrani (Panther Room) @ Output
Having been a dance music force for over 10 years, Norway's Lindstrom recently collaborated with Todd Terje and most just released the infections "Games for Girls" single with Say Lou Lou. Tonight's a DJ set.

King Dude, Dreadlords, Destroying Angel @ Rough Trade
King Dude's country croon is classic sounding, but he uses it to create genuinely dark stuff. Americana Gothic? Pretty close.

Earth, Cult of Youth, Dream Police @ Saint Vitus
Drone metal masters Earth play their second Saint Vitus show of the week tonight, and it's a good bill all around with dark folk/post-punk project Cult of Youth and The Men-related Dream Police.

Slow Magic, Kodak to Graph @ Santos Party House
Enigmatic artist Slow Magic was one our pleasant discoveries at CMJ 2012. We caught him at a day party set at Pianos and his laptop-and-drum setup (while wearing a big mask) was more alluring that we expected. His recorded music is pretty enticing too, especially if you still have a place in your heart for the genre formerly known as chillwave.

Cro-Mags/Bad Brains members, Subzero, The Wilding Incident @ Bowery Electric
Members of Cro-Mags and the Bad Brains are teaming up for this show which benefits The Children's Tumor Foundation to perform Bad Brains songs (like they did at AfroPunk last month). Also on the bill is another veteran NYC crossover band, Subzero, and The Wilding Incident (featuring Sacha Jenkins who's in White Mandingos with Darryl of Bad Brains).

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters @ Capitol Theatre
Maybe Led Zeppelin will never reunite, but Robert Plant and his band the Sensational Space Shifters (including members of Massive Attack and Portishead) get the Led out on their tours and their original material's not half bad either. Tonight's their first of three NYC-area shows, including two at BAM this weekend.

Bryce Dessner of The National, So Percussion, The JACK Quartet @ The Green Building
When Bryce Dessner's not rocking out in The National, he's also very involved in NYC's indie/classical scene, and tonight So Percussion will be performing his piece "Music for Wood and Strings" that he wrote specifically for them and which debuted at Carnegie Hall last year.

Clutch, Lionize, American Sharks @ Paramount
Stoner rock giants Clutch don't hit NYC on their current tour but tonight they'll be nearby for a Long Island show. Openers aren't too far removed in sound, so Clutch fans may dig them too.

Holy Sons, Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band @ Union Pool
Holy Sons is one of the many projects of the great Emil Amos (also of Grails and Om) and he's got a new album and live lineup this year.

Hank Wood and the Hammerheads, Anasazi, L.O.T.I.O.N. @ Palisades
This whole bill's full of raw, killer punk including the organ-driven Hank Wood and the Hammerheads and the post-punky Anasazi who are always favorites.

Slaughter & The Dogs, Stalkers, 45 Adaptors, The Rats @ Grand Victory
'70s era British punks Slaughter & the Dogs have been kicking again since the '90s and tonight they're in NYC for their first of two shows here.

Turnover, Light Years, Malfunction, Bellwether, Vomitface @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Turnover's new EP Blue Dream has them taking their punky post-hardcore into new, more ambitious territories and hints that great things are to come.

Sadaf, Profligate, ccoma drome, Nick Klein @ Secret Project Robot
This whole bill is cool, but one artist we especially recommend catching is the dark electronic/industrial beatmaker Profligate.

Glenn Tillbrook, Jefferson Grizzard @ City Winery
One half of one of the best songwriting duos of the new wave era, Glenn Tillbrook will squeeze in as many of your favorites as he can.

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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