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March 24, 2014

Sam Smith w/ Disclosure at T5 in January (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Sam Smith

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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March 23, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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March 22, 2014

Fat White Family at BV-SXSW 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
FWF

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

Fat White Family, New Casino , Flame Proof Moth @ Union Pool
Hide the children! The UK's sleezy, depraved rock band have hit NYC after leaving their stink on Austin at SXSW. They really are a "must see live" band, and this is your second of three chances here to do so. (Please note: the singer got totally naked at Pianos last night [as instagrammed by Sean Lennon!].) Not sold out.

Cut Copy, Jessy Lanza, Turkish Prison @ Terminal 5
Australian synth popsters wrap up their sold-out two-night run at Terminal 5 tonight. If you're going, don't miss Hyperdub-signed downtempo pop singer Jessy Lanza, who was pretty impressive last week at SXSW.

Pizza Underground, Total Slacker, Toby Goodshank @ Baby's All Right
Stretching their 15 minutes of fame like a molten chunk of moz, Pizza Underground return to Baby's All Right.

Gary Numan, Big Black Delta, Roman Remains @ Webster Hall
Bands like Cold Cave and Trust may be making the more talked-about gothy synth pop of today, but those bands all owe more than a little to Gary Numan, who stays active and can be seen in NYC tonight.

Shearwater, Death Vessel, Jesca Hoop @ The Bell House
Austin folk rockers Shearwater and their Sub Pop labelmate Death Vessel, who also makes folk but a more delicate kind, team up for this show at The Bell House tonight.

Screaming Females, Thou @ ABC No Rio (matinee)
There will be all kinds of guitar heroics at ABC No Rio tonight coming from the highly skilled NJ punk trio Screaming Females and sludge metal bashers Thou.

So So Glos, Household, Arm Candy @ Judson Memorial Church
As part of the 'Punk at 40' events, these local bands team up for a benefit concert that has all proceeds going towards local DIY venue Silent Barn.

NO, Reuben and the Dark, The Darcys @ Mercury Lounge
All three of these bands are on the Canadian label Arts & Crafts, and their joint tour is in NYC for two shows, this being the first. We're partial to The Darcys who have been known to cover whole albums by Steely Dan.

The Sound of Animals Fighting, Unwed Sailor @ Best Buy Theater
Post-hardcore experimentalists The Sound of Animals Fighting (aka multiple RX Bandits members and Anthony Green) have only played live once in 2006, and have never played the east coast. Tonight NYC will get their first chance to see them, and if this is your kinda thing it's an opportunity you shouldn't miss in case it's another 8 years before they perform again.

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

The Allman Brothers Band @ Beacon Theatre
Pioneers of jam bands, and progenitors of blues and southern rock, The Allman Brothers continue their multi-night run at Beacon Theatre tonight.

Elysian Fields, Melvin Van Peebles Menage A Trois, The Aspiring Me @ Rough Trade
Having emerged from the '90s Knitting Factory scene, Elysian Fields tonight celebrate the release of their new album, For House Cats And Sea Fans. Some, though, may want to go tonight to see legendary filmmaker and musician Melvin Van Peebles. Others may want to just check out Rough Trade's venue which finally reopened this weekend.

Saralee, Shtknf, Downtown Boyz, Filthy Savage @ Death by Audio
Boston's Saralee make shambolic indiepop that recalls the early '90s days of Tiger Trap or Bratmobile. You can stream last year's self-titled album below.

John Wesley Harding's Cabinet of Wonders, Gary Louris (The Jayhawks), Nada Surf, Eugene Mirman & more @ City Winery
It's another of John Wesley Harding's variety shows, and as usual, he's got an excellent and eclectic list of guests in music, comedy and more joining him.

Doron Sadja, Tristan Shepherd, Lea Bertucci, Diamond Terrifier @ Trans Pecos
Tonight's the record release party for ambient/noise artist Doron Sadja's album/book, Breath Heart Skin; kicking off the evening is Diamond Terrifier, the a solo sax/electronic project from Z's Sam Hillmer.

Forget Cassettes, New Myths, Mother, Ponychaser, Captain Hollow @ Pianos
Brooklyn trio New Myths make spectral synth-rock and are currently finishing up work on their new album. Also: we are neither condoning or condemning, but just want to inform you that Mother is fronted by Penn Badgley (aka Dan from Gossip Girl).

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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March 21, 2014

Warpaint at SXSW 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Warpaint

There are a lot of post-SXSW artists swinging through town tonight, making for show overload. You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Cut Copy, Jessy Lanza, Turkish Prison @ Terminal 5
Cut Copy bring their trusty synth pop over from Australia for a sold-out two-night run at Terminal 5, beginning tonight. If you're going, don't miss Hyperdub-signed downtempo pop singer Jessy Lanza, who was pretty impressive last week at SXSW.

Warpaint, Cate Le Bon @ Webster Hall
Warpaint's second album is a slow burn, more about vibe than obvious singles, but the record has many sultry charms. They're very good live too. If you're attending this sold-out show don't miss the wonderful Cate Le Bon who opens.

The War On Drugs, TEEN, Sore Eros @ MHOW
The War on Drugs sound better than ever on their new album, Lost in the Dream, which takes the sound they honed on 2011's Slave Ambient and expands on it. Tonight they wrap up their sold-out three-night run in NYC.

How To Dress Well, Forest Swords @ Rough Trade
R&B singer/songwriter How to Dress Well recently released a new single, "Words I Don't Remember," which sounded pretty promising that he only continues to get better. He's in NYC tonight for this sold out Rough Trade NYC show, which is the venue's first night open after having closed for months (but the second show -- Rathborne plays an early show at 7:30). Psychedelic beatmaker Forest Swords opens tonight and he's worth catching too.

Ex Hex, Andrew Cedermark @ Mercury Lounge
Ex Hex is the newest project of Mary Timony (Wild Flag, Helium, Autoclave), and from seeing them at SXSW and CMJ, it sounds like Mary is still churning out great songs over 20 years into her career. This is their second of two NYC shows this week.

Big Ups, Roomrunner, Greys, Kal Marks @ Shea Stadium
This is a NYC show for recent Carpark signees, Greys, on their way back home from SXSW to Toronto. The METZ-like punks will be joined by a solid local-ish lineup that includes NYC caustic post-hardcore band Big Ups, Baltimore grunge lovers Roomrunner, and Boston indie rockers Kal Marks.

Anamanaguchi, Maxo, Awkwafina @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar offers weekends of local artisan shopping, gourmet eats, beer and wine, ping pong, black light minigolf and music all under one Greenpoint roof. Tonight's musical entertainment is headlined by hyperactive 8-bit pop band Anamanaguchi.

The Clientele, Versus, Barbara Manning, The Saturday People @ The Bell House
he good folks at Chickfactor throw another birthday party at the Bell House, with lots of hand-picked bands both old and new. Tonight features a the first show in nine years from the classic Strange Geometry line-up of The Clientele, plus indie rock vets Versus, onetime SF Seals singer Barbara Manning and DC pop vets The Saturday People.

The Body, Theologian, Couch Slut @ Saint Vitus
The Body tour pretty constantly and their noisy sludge never gets old. Tonight they return to Saint Vitus for another show here with Theologian and Couch Slut.

Woman's Hour, Jenny Hval, Future Of What @ Glasslands
This London four-piece have been together since 2011, and over the course of a handful of singles have carved out an identifiable sound: chilled-out pop, heavy on synths but strictly slow-dance material. Comparisons to The xx are not entirely off-mark, but the quartet aren't quite that minimal. Having just played SXSW, they're in NYC for two shows, this being the second. If you're going tonight, don't miss Jenny Hval, who brings over her terrifically strange art pop all the way from Norway.

Fat White Family @ BV SXSW (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Fat Whites

Fat White Family, Shilpa Ray, Vaadat Charigim, Memo @ Pianos
Hide the children! The UK's sleezy, depraved rock band have hit NYC after leaving their stink on Austin at SXSW. They really are a "must see live" band, and this is your first of three chances here to do so. Tonight's an early-ish show (FWF are on at 10 PM) with Israeli shoegazers Vaadat Charigim and local hellion Shilpa Ray. That's a good show!

Shellshag, Brick Mower, Ben Snakepit, Pity Party @ Acheron
It's a great show at Acheron tonight with local DIY vets Shellshag, their punky Don Giovanni labelmates Brick Mower, Austin zinester Ben Snakepit, and ex-The Measure [sa] punks Pity Party.

The Suzan, Clinical Trials, Fielded, Psychic Reality @ Death by Audio
There's some good local music on this bill, including indie pop band The Suzan and electronic pop singer/producer Fielded.

Vulture Shit, Mannequin Pussy, Gym Shorts, Big Neck Police @ Emet
NYC punks Mannequin Pussy have been a regular on the local live scene for a while, but this is their first hometown show since announcing their signing to Tiny Engines (Cayetana, The Hotelier). Also of note on this bill is local guitar-less punks Vulture Shit.

Tanks Amigo, Christines, Univers, Doubting Thomas Cruise Control @ Cake Shop
Spanish band Univers make a reverby sound not too far off from Girls Names or Crystal Stilts; members of CS are part of Tanks Amigo who play their first show in two years; and Christines is the very Swervedriver-y new band from Andy Burr of Woven Bones.

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

The Allman Brothers Band @ Beacon Theatre
Pioneers of jam bands, and progenitors of blues and southern rock, The Allman Brothers continue their multi-night run at Beacon Theatre tonight.

Axxa/Abraxas, Donovan Blanc, Anika (DJ set) @ Baby's All Right
Ben Asbury made the new Axxa / Abraxas album with Jarvis Taveniere from Woods, and you can definitely hear some of his band in Axxa/Abraxas -- the folky psych-pop and occasional falsetto vocals. Tonight's his first NYC show and also features the mysterious Donovan Blanc, plus a DJ from German singer Anika.

FaltyDL, Teengirl Fantasy, Huerco S, Weird Magic DJ set @ Baby's All Right
The late show at Baby's tonight is a dancey one with three of NYC's finest beatmakers.

NO, Reuben and the Dark, The Darcys @ Cameo Gallery
All three of these bands are on the Canadian label Arts & Crafts, and their joint tour is in NYC for two shows, this being the first. We're partial to The Darcys who have been known to cover whole albums by Steely Dan.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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March 20, 2014

Ex Hex at BV-SXSW 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Ex Hex

Nothing on a bridge in Austin last week (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Nothing
Withered Hand

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

Pampers, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion @ Union Pool
Pampers full-frontal art-punk has made them one of the best new bands in Brooklyn. Openers "Depends" have been revealed to actually be the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, making for a very hot double bill!

Drive By Truckers, Blitzen Trapper @ Terminal 5
Good time party twangers Drive by Truckers just released their new album, English Oceans, and their tour in support of it pulls into NYC tonight. It's a good double-bill with Portland Oregon's Blitzen Trapper opening. Tickets are still available.

Ex Hex, EULA, Household @ Glasslands
Ex Hex is the newest project of Mary Timony (Wild Flag, Helium, Autoclave), and from seeing them at SXSW and CMJ, it sounds like Mary is still churning out great songs over 20 years into her career. This is their first of two NYC shows this week, and good openers tonight too.

Nothing, Sannhet, Dark Blue, York Factory Complaint @ Saint Vitus
Heavy shoegazers Nothing put on some of the best sets we saw at SXSW, and now that we're back in NYC, we're more than happy to get a chance to see them again. Great openers too: consistently solid local post-metal band Sannhet, new-ish Philly trio Dark Blue (with members of Clockcleaner, Paint It Black and Purling Hiss), and the industrial noise of York Factory Complaint. Sold out.

'Chickfactor 22' w/ Withered Hand, Jim Ruiz Set, Lilys, Amor de Dias @ The Bell House
The good folks at Chickfactor throw another birthday party at the Bell House, with lots of hand-picked bands both old and new. Tonight's the only NYC appearance of Scotland's  Withered Hand (with King Creosote joining him); , and a rare appearance from Jim Ruiz Set (who are moving to Hamburg, see 'em while you can); veteran indie rock chameleons Lilys; and Clientele/Pipas offshoot Amor de Dias.

The War On Drugs, White Laces, Lantern @ Bowery Ballroom
The War on Drugs sound better than ever on their new album, Lost in the Dream, which takes the sound they honed on 2011's Slave Ambient and expands on it. Tonight they're on night 2 of their sold-out 3-night run in NYC.

Vaadat Charigim, Palm, Yonatan Gat (of Monotonix), Exocomets @ Death By Audio
How often do you get to say, "I'm gonna go see this Israeli shoegaze band"? Tonight, with Vaadat Charigim, you can do that. Plus: they're really good.

Excepter, Mirror Mirror Esque NT, O Paradiso, Brother Bruno (DJ Set) @ Radio Bushwick
It's a night of avant and arty sounds, headlined by Brooklyn collective Excepter.

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

Painted BLACK Act III: Ryan Hemsworth, ASTR, Glass Gang @ Irving Plaza
It's the third of three shows in the Painted BLACK series at Irving Plaza, and tonight's will get dancey with cloud rap/pop producer Ryan Hemsworth, synth pop duo ASTR and more synth pop from Glass Gang.

Keren Ann @ City Winery
Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Keren Ann has been busy lately being a new mom, but is about get back into the music side of her life.  No word on a new album, but maybe she'll play some new songs tonight.

Wild Ones, My Body @ Baby's All Right
Portland's Wild Ones are signed to Topshelf, but unlike many of their labelmates, they make synthy dream pop. They'll be supporting Typhoon on tour soon, but tonight you can catch them headlining a show in NYC at Baby's All Right.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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March 19, 2014

The War On Drugs at Cameo in 2011 (more by Jessica Amaya)
War On Drugs

Mark Mulcahy @ Calvin Theatre, 1/13/2014 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
Mulcahy

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

The War On Drugs, Doug Keith, Sore Eros @ Bowery Ballroom
The War on Drugs sound better than ever on their new album, Lost in the Dream, which takes the sound they honed on 2011's Slave Ambient and expands on it. Tonight they begin their sold-out 3-night run in NYC. Openers include Sharon Van Etten collaborator Doug Keith and Kurt Vile collaborator Sore Eros.

Marissa Nadler, Mt. Royal, Ballet School, Pins, Simon Raymonde DJ set @ Baby's All Right
UK label Bella Union just launched an American arm, and tonight celebrate with a full line-up of their bands, many of whom are over from the UK (and just played SXSW). Label head (and former Cocteau Twins bassist) Simon Raymonde will DJ throughout the night too.

Rey Pila, The Midnight Hollow, Rumors @ Glasslands
Mexico City's Rey Pila are signed to Julian Casablancas'  Cult Records which should give you a hint about the kind of rocky pop they play. Having just played SXSW, the band are spending some time at their label's home, and playing this show tonight while here.

Shark?, Life Size Maps, Mean Creek, Toons, Gross Relations @ Pianos
It's the third night of LIfe Size Maps' Pianos residency, and this one's presented by Old Flame Records whose catchy gargage rock band Shark? headlines the night.

Mark Mulcahy @ Lincoln Center
In 2013, the former Miracle Legion and Polaris singer released his first solo album in eight years and it was very good to have his raggedly emotive vocals warming you like a great be hug again. Tonight's show is part of the American Songbook Series.

Cashmere Cat, Trippy Turtle, Obey City @ MHOW
Dance your ass off to Cashmere cat at this sold out show with Trippy Turtle and Obey City.

Cashmere Cat afterparty w/ Yolo Bear, Obey City @ Baby's All Right
Do it again at 11 PM at Baby's All Right after the MHOW show.

Woman's Hour, Future Of What @ Mercury Lounge
This London four-piece have been together since 2011, and over the course of a handful of singles have carved out an identifiable sound: chilled-out pop, heavy on synths but strictly slow-dance material. Comparisons to The xx are not entirely off-mark, but the quartet aren't quite that minimal. Having just played SXSW, they're in NYC for two shows, this being the first.

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

The Allman Brothers Band @ Beacon Theatre
Pioneers of jam bands, and progenitors of blues and southern rock, The Allman Brothers continue their multi-night run at Beacon Theatre tonight.

Chlöe Howl @ The Box
British pop singer Chloe Howl had some buzz behind her for last week's appearances at SXSW, and now NYC gets a chance to see her at swanky Manhattan venue The Box.

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

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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March 18, 2014

A Winged Victory for the Sullen
AWVFTS

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

A Winged Victory For the Sullen @ Joe's Pub (early and late)
A Winged Victory for the Sullen, the collaborative ambient duo of Stars of the Lid's Adam Wiltzie and pianist/composer Dustin O'Halloran, has been in the NYC-area for performances of their new Atomos piece at Montclair State University. Performances on 3/20, 3/21, 3/22 & 3/23 still remain, but before they pick back up, they'll take a quick break and do two club shows in NYC at Joe's Pub tonight (7:30 PM & 9:30 PM).

Splashh, Such Hounds, Team Me @ Glasslands
Fresh (or not so fresh) from SXSW, UK band Splashh are here to beam bright, shoegazy vibes. Their second LP is in the can, so expect new tunes tonight.

PINS, Courtship Ritual, Glass Towers @ Pianos
Manchester four-piece PINS are direct descendants of Manc rabble-rousers The Fall (in sneery attitude), with a scratchy dose of C-86 style pop hooks. The band's debut album came out earlier this month and this is their second of three NYC shows this week.

Liam Finn @ Union Pool
On his forthcoming album, The Nihilist, Finn played 67 instruments! That actually sounds about right, as anyone who's seen his live shows knows the dude can play anything. And often does! This is the third of his March "Murmuration" residencies.

Da Mafia 6ix, Twisted Insane, Whitney Peyton, Sozay, Alan Winkle, Zeyi, Buckwheat Groats @ The Studio at Webster Hall
While Juicy J (who recently played Irving Plaza) is no longer in Three 6 Mafia, the members continue without him (and without Lord Infamous [RIP]) as Da Mafia 6ix.

Northless, Anicon, Belus, Pharaoh @ Saint Vitus
Badass Milwaukee sludge combo Northless will bring their clanking, creaking horror show to Saint Vitus tonight, and they'll be joined by an impressive cast of locals, including Anicon, Belus (who will have copies of their recent EP for sale), and recent A389 signees Pharaoh (the NJ sludge band, not the Philly power metal band).

Roseanne Cash
Singing/songwriting veteran Roseanne Cash (daughter of Johnny) has been celebrating the release of her 13th studio album, The River & the Thread, this year, which came out this past January and follows 2009's The List. Tonight she and her band brings their current tour to NYC.

The Allman Brothers Band @ Beacon Theatre
Pioneers of jam bands, and progenitors of blues and southern rock, The Allman Brothers continue their multi-night run at Beacon Theatre tonight.

The Strypes @ Bowery Ballroom
Irish sensations The Strypes have been playing together for five years but are still in their teens -- and sound like mod '60s soul. Given that description you might not be surprised to learn Paul Weller, Roger Daltrey, Jeff Beck and Noel Gallagher are all fans.

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

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March 17, 2014

Drenge / PINS
Drenge
PINS

With 76% (or something) of the music world still hungover from SXSW, there's hardly anything of note going on in NYC tonight. You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are a few highlights...

Skepta, Drenge, PINS, Ian Prowse, Clubs and Spades, The Hot Soles @ Knitting Factory
The American branch of music industry confab Liverpool Sound City puts on a showcase tonight with grungy UK duo Drenge, Manchester punks PINS, grime vet Skepta, and Sheffield, UK hip hop act Clubs and Spades and more.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac continues his weekly Night Train comedy show tonight with guests Adam Newman, Raj Sivaraman, and more.

Maybe try something new, like heading to Park Slope performance space Barbes, which hosts Brain Cloud (7 PM) and Chica Libre (9:30 PM) every Monday.

It is also, of course, St. Patrick's Day, which tends to be amateur hour for alcohol consumption. Watch where you step.

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March 16, 2014

Dott / The Internet
Dott
Internet

With 76% (or something) of the music world hungover from SXSW, there's hardly anything of note going on in NYC tonight. You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are a few highlights..

Dott, Rad Dreams, Clairaudience @ Cake Shop
Irish band Dott make harmony-laden, early-'60s-meets-early-'90s indie rock. The band's debut album came out last year via Graveface and the band are here tonight after a long week at SXSW. Local band Rad Dreams do the '90s-style indie pretty well, too.

Vampillia, Jungles From Red Bacteria Vacuum, Zarigani$, Happy, Starmarie
Boredoms-related Japanese experimental rockers Vampillia played about a zillion NYC shows before SXSW, and now that they're back our way from Austin, here's yet another one. This one's part of the "Japan Nite" tour and also includes Jungles From Red Bacteria Vacuum, Zarigani$, Happy, & Starmarie.

The Internet, Phony PPL @ SOB's
The Internet, the soul duo of producer Matt Martians and singer Syd tha Kyd of the Odd Future collective, returns to NYC to headline this show with local support from Phony PPL.

Marsha Ambrosius @ BB King's
R&B/soul singer Marsha Ambrosius, formerly of Floetry and a recent collaborator of Robert Glasper and Talib Kweli, returns to NYC for this BB King's show tonight as part of her ongoing tour.

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

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March 15, 2014

Young Galaxy in Chicago in 2011 (more by Chris Hershman)
Young Galaxy

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

Young Galaxy, American Royalty, Bowmont, Late Guest (at the Party) @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Tonight's BKNB show is headlined by Montreal's Young Galaxy who make sleek, anthemic synthop, and the rest of the bill follows suit with beat-heavy Brooklyn bands. Admission is free, though the drinks, food, mini-golf, ping pong and crafts are not.

The Damnwells, Joshua Fletcher @ Baby's All Right
Based in Brooklyn, The Damwells favor the kind of shambolic, twangy rock you usually get in the midwest. Having been around since 2000, the band are set to release their 5th album later this year.

Jack Name, Xander Duell @ Death By Audio
When not touring with White Fence, Jack Name's solo material is a little more out there -- like past the stratosphere. His new album on Ty Segall's imprint sprinkles glitter on garage psych.

Justin Townes Earle @ City Winery
Son of Steve Earle, the apples don't fall too far from the tree with JTE's country-influenced -- but not beholden to -- style.

Com Truise, Phantoms @ Bowery Ballroom
The synthy Com Truise has been on tour since early February, and tonight he returns to NYC to conclude the tour at Bowery Ballroom.

DJ Rashad, Ikonika, Doctor Jeep @ Cameo Gallery
Two Hyperdub producers, DJ Rashad and Ikonika, team up to get the dancefloors moving all night at this late show (doors at midnight) at Cameo.

Kaytranada, Sango, STWO, DKDS @ 88 Palace
Montreal's dancey Kaytranada, who has had a release on Brodinski's label and has remixed AlunaGeorge, Disclosure and others, comes to NYC tonight on his way home from SXSW.

The Allman Brothers Band @ Beacon Theatre
Pioneers of jam bands, and progenitors of blues and southern rock, The Allman Brothers continue their multi-night run at Beacon Theatre tonight.

Houndmouth, Eastern Midwestern @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
The folk-rockin' Houndmouth wrap up off their two-night NYC run tonight.

Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular @ The Space at Westbury
Paramount's Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular, which "[presents] the music of Pink Floyd, as you have never seen it before," returns to the NYC-area for its second of two nights. There's an early showing (7:30 PM) and a late one (10:30 PM).

Most of BrooklynVegan is in Austin this week for SXSW. Follow our exploits via @BVSXSW on Twitter. If you're in Austin, come say hi at our final day party at Red 7.

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

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