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August 17, 2014

Hard Girls
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Jeff Rosenstock, Hard Girls, Broadcaster, Chumped @ Death by Audio
All three members of San Jose's Hard Girls back former Operation Ivy frontman Jesse Michaels in his band Classics of Love, and on their own they make scrappy punk rock that feels right at home on their label Asian Man Records. We at BrooklynVegan are proud to present tonight's NYC stop of their tour with Broadcaster, which also features a full-band set from Jeff Rosenstock (frontman of the now-defunct Bomb the Music Industry) and strong locals Chumped. Hope to see you there!

United Nations, Frameworks, Bottomfeeder @ Asbury Lanes
United Nations began as a side project for Geoff Rickly to make extremely heavier music than his main band while he was still in Thursday. Now that that band has called it quits, Geoff is putting a lot more time into United Nations, and even if he insists the project is an elaborate joke poking fun at punk rock, it sounds like one hell of a serious punk rock band. Openers Frameworks pull from a similar type of post-hardcore that UN do (and they probably pull a bit from Thursday as well), and they make a good match.

Echo & The Bunnymen, Mikky Ekko @ Irving Plaza
Despite having a new album, Meteorites, that frontman Ian McCulloch says is their best album in years (he says that about every album) the Bunnymen's recent setlists have been mostly a hit fest. If Songs to Learn and Sing is your favorite album, you'll be in heaven (up here) tonight.

Eminem, Rihanna @ MetLife Stadium
It may be over ten years since Eminem's put out a great album, but The Slim Shady LP, The Marshall Mathers LP and The Eminem Show are all hip hop classics, and you're bound to hear plenty of those at tonight's show.

Prince Rupert's Drops, Butterscott, Zapps @ Union Pool
Brooklyn psych band PRD headline this show, but perhaps more notable is Boston cult legend Butterscott who has been doing home four-track recordings and releasing cassettes for more that 20 years.

Delorean @ Surf Lodge
After playing the BV-presented show at Baby's All Right last night, Spanish dance troupe Delorean play this free show at this hip Montauk hideout.

Gregory Mendez, The Weaks, Jenna Smith, Last Full Measure, Radiator King @ Palisades
Philly duo The Weaks (aka Evan Bernard and Chris Baglivo, both ex-Dangerous Ponies) aren't shy about calling themselves products of the '90s, which is certainly the vibe you get from this year's The World Is A Terrible Place And I Hate Myself And I Want To Die. Fellow Philly band Last Full Measure are also along for the ride.

Propagandhi, War on Women, Rvivr @ Webster Hall
Canadian skate punks-turned-thrashers Propagandhi are known for railing against racism, sexism, homophobia, etc and play tonight with two bands with similar agendas, RVIVR and War on Women.

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. Having had his own Comedy Central special and a featured performer on Broad City, Hannibal himself is getting pretty big league. Get there early.

UPDATE: No Hannibal Buress show tonight.

Chicago, REO Speedwagon @ Jones Beach
Close your eyes and it's 1984 when "I Can't Fight This Feeling Anymore" and "You're the Inspiration" were fighting for you slow dance power-ballad of choice.

Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, Kill Frenzy, Christian Martin @ 50 Kent
This is the dirtybird BBQ, featuring "a big day of sizzling grooves, food and fun in the sun." Special guests on the bill are '80s Def Jam hip hop legends EPMD.

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


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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August 16, 2014

Blood Orange at Webster Hall in February (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Blood Orange

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

Blood Orange, Moses Sumney, Sean Nicholas Savage @ Central Park Summerstage (FREE)
The very busy Dev Hynes is currently best known for his Blood Orange project, which is an unabashed take on big '80s pop. The prolific/talented songwriter and lo-fi recording enthusiast Sean Nicholas Savage should be a good match.

Jacco Gardner, EZTV, Nick Garrie @ Baby's All Right
Netherlands wunderkind Jacco Gardner lives in a cucumber castle filled with harpsichords and other baroque psychedelia. If you dig Barrett-era Floyd and The Left Banke, Gardner does it very well -- and his live band is ace.

Delorean @ Baby's All Right
After tonight's Jacco Gardner show at Baby's, we at BrooklynVegan are excited to present this show from Spanish synth popsters Delorean. It's a full band show after their Full Moon Fest set earlier this month had to be changed to a DJ set (and if you went to Full Moon Fest, you should have a discount emailed to you for tickets for this).

Eminem, Rihanna @ MetLife Stadium
It may be over ten years since Eminem's put out a great album, but The Slim Shady LP, The Marshall Mathers LP and The Eminem Show are all hip hop classics, and you're bound to hear plenty of those at tonight and tomorrow's MetLife Stadium shows.

Echo and the Bunnymen, Mikky Ekko @ Irving Plaza
Despite having a new album, Meteorites, that frontman Ian McCulloch says is their best album in years (he says that about every album) the Bunnymen's recent setlists have been mostly a hit fest. If Songs to Learn and Sing is your favorite album, you'll be in heaven (up here) tonight.

Doldrums, Dadras, Patricia, She Devils @ Silent Barn
Doldrums' experimental pop was especially good at his recent show that included Moon King members Daniel Woodhead and Maddy Wilde. We're not sure who's in the lineup tonight, but this intimate show should be a good one either way.

The Juan Maclean (DJ Set), Beto Cravioto, Travmatic @ Output
DFA mainstays The Juan Maclean have a new album coming in September, and though they don't have a live gig here yet, they'll be DJing Output tonight. Maybe they'll drop a few new cuts.

Ketzer, Natur, Throaat @ Saint Vitus
Germany's Ketzer make excellent blackened thrash and despite having releases dating back to 2005, they've never played the US before until now. Strong local support comes from Natur and Throaat.

Alex G, Elvis Depressedly, Foxes in Fiction, Emily Reo @ Shea Stadium
Lo-fi singer/songwriter Alex G's buzz has been building lately, so tonight's show in a DIY venue (where he'll likely feel right at home) will be a good one to catch before he's potentially too big for this kinda stuff. All likeminded openers too.

Open Mike Eagle, Lt Heatrip and the Karma Kids, Premrock, Jake Spike @ Palisades
Chicago's Open Mike Eagle has associations to the Hellfyre Club, and if you like their brand of alt-rap you know what to expect from Open Mike Eagle too.

'Daylight' w/ Young Male, DJ Dog Dick, Ratking, Dope Body, CO LA, Special Guest, Sadaf, Jib Kidder, Gob, Eartheater, Bonglester, Dreem Dungeon, Rick Rab (+ Leblaze), Hungry Bodies @ Europa
This is night 2 of DIY-dance fest DAYLIGHT, featuring a slew of talented beatmakers.

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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August 15, 2014

High on Fire at Bowery Ballroom in 2012 (more by Fred Pesssaro)
HoF

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

High on Fire, Blackest @ MHOW
While the legendary Sleep will be heading out on tour soon, its members are still keeping busy with their other projects before and after that, including Matt Pike's High on Fire who will bring stoner rock riffs for days at tonight's free (if you RSVPed) Converse Rubber Tracks show.

Xeno & Oaklander, Cloudland Canyon, Frankie Teardrop (DJ) @ Baby's All Right
Brooklyn neo-luddite duo Xeno & Oaklander make synthpop, the old-fashioned way: with analogue equipment, step-sequencers, patch cables and absolutely no laptops. Served ice-cold and loud as possible.

White Laces, The Yum Dee Days, Heaven, Christines @ Baby's All Right
Richmond VA band White Laces make guitar pop that's not miles away from the chiming sound of Beach Fossils. Their haze is matched well tonight with three worthy local acts.

The Soul Rebels Feat. Prodigy of Mobb Deep, Jean Grae, Skyzoo & Torae + Joey Bada$$, Subset @ Brooklyn Bowl
New Orleans brass band The Soul Rebels return to NYC tonight and will have a few exciting guest rappers performing with them: Prodigy of Mobb Deep, Jean Grae, Skyzoo & Torae, and the young rising star, Joey Bada$$.

The Men, Purling Hiss, Honey, Friend, DJ Toy @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Since their debut LP in 2010, The Men have put out a record a year and have never made the same album twice. They've gone from dark, heavy punk to Replacements-y indie rock to Crazy Horse-style country rock jams. And it's a good show all around. The grungy Purling Hiss and the heavy psych rock of Honey should fare well with The Men's crowd.

Sean Nicholas Savage, Nicholas Nicholas, Jerry Paper @ Death by Audio
Prolific/talented songwriter and lo-fi recording enthusiast Sean Nicholas Savage records for Montreal's Abutus Records. He's in town to open for Blood Orange this weekend in Central Park but plays this smaller show tonight.

Ketsup (Austra DJ Set), Doldrums (DJ Set), SMALL MOSHEEIN, RAMZi@ Palisades
Speaking of Arbutus, the label is throwing this dance party at Palisades featuring Katie Stelmanis in her Ketsup guise, plus sets from Doldrums, a live performance from new Montreal band RAMZi and more.

ARMS, Conveyor @ Mercury Lounge
Brooklyn band ARMS (the current project of former Harlem Shakes guitarist Todd Goldstein) pay tribute to some of their influences  on a new covers album, Backwards Record, which is out next month. Hopefully we'll hear a few of those tonight.

Sharkmuffin, Food Stamps, The Sleepy ZZZ, Surfbort, Foreign Speakers @ Muchmore's
Brooklyn garage rock trio Sharkmuffin are a newer band, but sound straight out of the garage rock boom of the last decade. Picture something between Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Sahara Hotnights and you'll get an idea.

Beverly, Earthy Babes, Truthers @ Rough Trade
Beverly's debut album, Careers, is full of effortlessly catchy indie pop (think prime Kim Deal). They've become a pretty good live band too -- catch them here before their tour with The Drums.

Downtown Boys, Weird Womb, Vomitface, Big Huge @ Shea Stadium
Downtown Boys are one of those bands you have to see live to fully experience. They make politically-charged, saxophone-fueled punk, the singer gives impassioned speeches between songs, and almost all the members end up in the crowd. Noisy punks Weird Womb are worth catching too.

Boogarins, Jacco Gardner @ South Street Seaport
Perfect weather and a free outdoor show featuring two very different and very good variations of psych -- Jacco Gardner is straight outa Syd Barrett's saucerful of secrets, and Brazil's Boogarins are more groovy, jammy and guitar-oriented. Free!

Thievery Corporation, Lee Fields & the Expressions @ JBL Live at Pier 97
It's an interesting double bill at this big outdoor show with Thievery Corporation's dub/reggae/etc-infused electronica and Lee Fields' classic soul.

Jungbluth, Centuries, Hexis, Plebian Grandstand, Reproacher @ The Acheron
Jungbluth take on '90s-style hardcore and screamo and Centuries make dark d-beaty hardcore. Tonight their tour hits NYC.

Frontier(s), Banquets, Image Society @ Saint Vitus
Though many of the now-classic '90s emo bands are currently reunited (like Sunny Day Estate, Mineral, American Football, The Get Up Kids, Braid, Knapsack and The Jazz June), one of those, Elliott, sadly remains broken up. However, singer Chris Higdon is currently fronting the band Frontier(s) who keep that '90s sound alive and well without sounding like a nostalgia project.

Multicult, Couch Slut, Vulture Shit, Chamber of Discipline @ Cake Shop
Baltimore noise rockers Multicult return to NYC tonight and there's good local support from hardcore band Couch Slut, guitar-less punks Vulture Shit, and Chamber of Discipline who include members of Vaz, Pygmy Shrews and Sleepies.

'Daylight' w/ Teengirl Fantasy, Pictureplane, Shams, Lafawndah, Profligate, Babi Audi, Excepter, Sagan Youth, 51717, Holly Waxwing, Motion Graphics @ Europa
This is night 1 of DIY-dance fest DAYLIGHT, featuring a slew of talented beatmakers.

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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August 14, 2014

Holy Ghost! in Williamsburg Park in 2013 (more by PSquared)
Holy Ghost

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

Frankie Cosmos @ MoMA
Frankie Cosmos combines the twee pop of Beat Happening with the anti-folk of Moldy Peaches for a blend that works very well. She's a regular in NYC DIY venues, but this evening's show in MoMA's gorgeous courtyard should be a special one.

Holy Ghost!, Kim Ann Foxman, Dave P @ House of Vans
It's the last free Vans House Party of the summer tonight, and the parties will go out in style with the addictive dance pop of Holy Ghost!.

Pretty and Nice, Jacksie, Adult Dude, Denizen @ Glasslands
Pretty and Nice are unfortunately going on indefinite hiatus this year after being a band for nine years, but before that they've got a new EP out this week which continues their knack for catchy pop. And they've got some fairwell shows including tonight's so see them while you can. Local indie rockers Adult Dude are worth catching tonight too.

Twin Peaks, The Lemons @ Baby's All Right
Chicago's Twin Peaks make fun, summery garage rock not unlike their pals in The Orwells. Tonight's their second of two NYC shows on their tour with The Lemons, whose catchy lo-fi pop is worth showing up for.

LODRO, Waltz, Electroputas, Ora Iso @ Death By Audio
Having put the wraps on their debut album (due sometime soon TBA) and a tour with DIIV, smoldering and bluesy LODRO should be well rehearsed and maybe armed with some new tunes. Waltz, meanwhile, have their amps set on Despair with some serious Birthday Party style melodrama.

Woodsman, Cloudland Canyon, Psychic Reality, Seabat, Velvet Zombie @ Palisades
The recently-opened Bushwick venue Palisades has very quickly become a hot spot for small shows, and tonight they'll host the first show in their new "Palisades Presents" series. The show will feature a few different types of ambient music from the guitar/loop pedal of Velvet Zombie, to the synthy Seabat, more synths (and vocals) from Psychic Reality, and finally a special collaborative set from Woodsman and Cloudland Canyon. Should be a cool night. Woodsman recently put out a new single that you can hear below.

New Myths, Skymatic, Two Seconds to Midnight, Little Anchor, Tutlie @ Pianos
Brooklyn synthpop trio New Myths will release their debut album this fall. Before that happens, they're doing an August residency at Pianos, and this is your second of four chances to see them.

Weeknight, Boot Blacks, Youth Worship @ Rough Trade
If you dig the moodier side of The Raveonettes, you'll probably be into spending an evening with Weeknight's desolate highway synth-n-twang sound. They're matched with two bands who probably also wear a lot of black.

Jamie Kilstein, Chris Gethard, Matty Blake @ Union Hall
Tonight at Union Hall it's a live recording of the 'Tell the Bartender' show with stories from guests Jamie Kilstein (Citizen Radio, 'Conan') and the always-entertaining Chris Gethard, plus an appearance from Matty Blake ('30 Rock,' 'Orange is the New Black').

Moon Boots, Stadenco @ Verboten
'90s pop-house is all the rage right now, thanks in part to a particular UK duo, but plenty of others are doing the sound extremely well too. Like Moon Boots.

Sete Star Sept, The Brood, Skullshitter @ Acheron
Sete Star Sept are an unhinged noisecore duo from Japan, laying waste with just drums and bass.

Dee Dee (from Dum Dum Girls) @ Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
Pitchfork celebrates Issue 3 of their print edition The Pitchfork Review tonight, featuring readings from some of the writers and a solo set from Dum Dum Girls' singer, Dee Dee.

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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August 13, 2014

not even a broken leg can stop Twin Peaks (more by James Richards IV)
Twin Peaks

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

Twin Peaks, The Lemons @ Mercury Lounge
Chicago's Twin Peaks make fun, summery garage rock not unlike their pals in The Orwells. Tonight's their first of two NYC shows on their tour with The Lemons, whose catchy lo-fi pop is worth showing up for.

Imperial Topaz, Fasano, The Flag, Courtship Ritual @ Palisades
Indulge yourself in the dark, bass-y pop of Courtship Ritual, the ambient pop of Imperial Topaz and more at tonight's Palisades show which should definitely be heavy on the vibes.

Sleepies, Kal Marks, Left and Right, Washer @ Death by Audio
It's a good night at DbA for bands that aren't afraid to rock out with Brooklyn punks Sleepies, Massachusetts quirky indie rockers Kal Marks, Philly's Left & Right who sound like they've heard a couple Dinosaur Jr records, and local lo-fi-ers Washer.

Tori Amos @ Beacon Theatre
Since the early '90s Tori Amos has moved between alternative-tinged piano pop, trip hop, orchestral music and more. On this year's Unrepentant Geraldines she's in a piano pop mode that's somewhat of a return to form. This is her second of two Beacon Theatre shows on her current tour supporting the new LP.

'Nothing Changes' w/ Future Blondes, Eaters @ Home Sweet Home
Home Sweet Home's goth party Nothing Changes continues tonight with old school-style synth pop from Eaters and noisier synth work from Future Blondes.

Summerscreen w/ DJ Dog Dick, Earth Eater @ McCarren Park
Tonight's the final Summerscreen of the summer, and before a screening of Spice Girls movie Spice World (chosen by the audience), we'll get live sets from the highly experimental DJ Dog Dick and Earth Eater, who may both be the polar opposite to the Spice Girls. Maybe if they let it all bleed together it'd sound like Grimes.

Mike Wexler, Ellen O., Phoenicians @ Union Pool
Mike Wexler's a modern artist, but his psychedelic folk sounds straight out of 1969. Take a trip back with him at Union Pool tonight.

Ramming Speed, Bird Death, Grudges @ The Acheron
Boston's wild Ramming Speed make party-hard thrash with more than a little punk thrown into their metallic mix. They return to NYC to rile up the Acheron tonight.

The Big Terrific @ Cameo Gallery
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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August 12, 2014

Gramercy Arms' Dave Derby
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Gramercy Arms @ Rough Trade
A NYC indie rock supergroup fronted by Dave Derby (The Dambuilders) and also featuring Sean Eden (Luna) and Kevin March (Shudder to Think, GbV), Gramercy Arms just released their second album, The Seasons of Love. It's loaded '70s singer-songwriter vibes (think Todd Rundgren or Harry Nilsson) plus a load of guests, including Derby's old Dambuilders bandmate Joan "As Policewoman" Wasser, Tanya Donnelly, Matthew Caws, Letters to Cleo frontperson Kay Hanley and more. Tonight's the record release show and you need to buy a copy of the album to get into the show (one CD or LP gets two people in).

The Cult @ The Paramount
Goths-turned-rawkers The Cult bring their mystic riffs -- and hits like "Fire Woman," "Love Removal Machine" and "She Sells Sanctuary" -- to Long Island tonight.

Chloe Sunshine, Rey Pila, Wild Ones, Dark Rift, Johnny Lewis @ Pianos
Mexico City band Rey Pila will soon be on tour with Interpol, playing large rooms on the West Coast. First, though, they have an August residency at Pianos, this being your second chance to see them.

Jody Porter (of Fountains of Wayne), David Milone, Boy Morgan @ Bowery Electric
Jody Porter is a guitar-pop vet, having logged time in The Belltower (with Britta Phillips) and Fountains of Wayne. On his own, things lean a little more psych. Tonight's show, part of a residency, also features onetime Radio 4 singer/guitarist David Milone and talented, '60s-loving group Boy Morgan.

Tori Amos @ Beacon Theatre
Since the early '90s Tori Amos has moved between alternative-tinged piano pop, trip hop, orchestral music and more. On this year's Unrepentant Geraldines she's in a piano pop mode that's somewhat of a return to form. This is her first of two Beacon Theatre shows on her current tour supporting the new LP.

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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August 11, 2014

Bezoar @ Saint Vitus 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
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Larkin Grimm, Marian McLaughlin, Eartheater @ Cake Shop
Guardian Alien's Alex Drewchin plays solo as Eartheater tonight along with Swans/Martin Bisi associate Larkin Grimm. In between is DC' s Marian McLaughlin who makes delicate folk.

Bezoar, North, My America, Weird Womb @ Knitting Factory
For those who like their metal in the gothic-doom-meets-psychedelia style, Brooklyn's own Bezoar fit the bill will. If you're going, get there early for noisy punks Weird Womb. UPDATE: Weird Womb had to drop off.

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony @ S.O.B.'s
Long-running rap act Bone Thugs-n-Harmony announced last month that their final album, E.1999 Legends, will be out in 2015 with only one copy being made, reportedly featuring guest spots that include Mariah Carey, Phil Collins, Wiz Khalifa, Drake, A$AP Mob, and Kendrick Lamar. They're playing Barclays with Wu-Tang Clan (who are doing a similar stunt) soon, but catch them here at the much more intimate SOB's first.

Weasel Walter, Bob Crusoe, Bukkake Moms, Load-in @ Saint Vitus
Weasel Walter was a founding member of '90s group The Flying Luttenbachers and now plays with both Cellular Chaos and Behold...The Arctopus.

Night Train with Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Hop aboard Wyatt Cenac's weekly Night Train comedy show tonight with guests Michael Che, Kevin Barnett, Jared Logan, Kara Klenk, and Adrienne Iapalucci.

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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August 10, 2014

Prurient at Saint Vitus in January (more by Greg Cristman)
Prurient

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

The Rock *A* Teens, Will Sheff, Bird of Youth @ Poisson Rouge
Nineties era indie rock band The Rock*A*Teens took from rockabilly (love of reverb, crazed playing), they added elements of music hall and powerpop, creating a boozy sound all their own. Having been broken up since 2000, the band reformed for Merge 25 and are playing a few more shows while back in action. Having Will Sheff on the bill doesn't hurt.

Tiny Ruins, Tashaki Miyaki, Weyes Blood, Belle Mare @ Baby's All Right
NZ folk act Tiny Ruins will soon be on tour with Sharon Van Etten but they'll be playing NYC club shows first. Tonight actually has a stacked lineup, with LA's misty Tashaki Miyaki, and Brooklyn's very talented Weyes Blood.

Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Bobby Patterson, Music Maker Blues Revue @ Damrosch Bandshell
The free Lincoln Center Out of Doors series continues today with a show headlined by soul great Charles Bradley, whose musical career dates back to the '60s but only recently began including albums of new, original music.

Parasites, Shellshag, Flamingo Nosebleed, The Homewreckers, Giant Peach @ Death By Audio
Two melodic punk bands, Parasites and Flamingo Nosebleed, are on tour together and tonight they hit NYC. Locals Shellshag practically call this venue home, and should be a great fit with the touring bands.

Sunflower Bean, Mirror Kisses, Teen Body, Surfing @ Glasslands
Lightly psychedelic with grooving basslines and sweet harmonies, new Brooklyn Sunflower Bean seem to have a firm grasp on their sound.

Baauer, Boys Noize, L-Vis 1990, LE1S (DJ Set), Pilo, Samo Sound Boy, Spank Rock @ Governors Island
Both Baauer and Boys Noize are producers of bass-heavy, in-your-face electronic music, and there's no doubt their sets will be gigantic dance parties at today's outdoor show. It's an all-day thing with solid openers too.

Prurient, Clay Rendering, Lussuria, Dual Action, Sandess, DJ Akitsa @ Home Sweet Home
Tonight's show at Home Sweet Home features some Hospital Productions heavyweights paying tribute to Euronymous of of the forerunning Norwegian black metal band Mayhem, who was notoriously killed by Varg Vikernes of Burzum 21 years ago. At midnight, the venue will play Mayhem's classic debut album De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas in its entirety.

Allen Toussaint @ Joe's Pub
As a songwriter, producer and performer, Allen Toussaint helped shape the sound of New Orleans R&B. Rediscover his rich catalog tonight

King Parrot, Die Choking, Organ Dealer, Nightcrawler @ Grand Victory
Australian trashers King Parrot and Philly grinders Die Choking are on the road together, and tonight they take over Brooklyn for a show at Grand Victory.

Planning for Burial, Sea Creature, Earth Mover @ The Acheron
Planning for Burial put out an excellent album on The Flenser this year which combined elements of drone, shoegaze and black/doom metal, but was also surprisingly catchy for such dreary music.

Heathered Pearls, Lord Raja, Starchild, Tallesen @ Trans-Pecos
Polish-born Brooklynite Jakub Alexander, who is Heathered Pearls, makes ambient soundscapes in the Eno tradition with just enough melody to keep it from completely floating away into the ether.

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. Having had his own Comedy Central special and a featured performer on Broad City, Hannibal himself is getting pretty big league. Get there early.

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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August 9, 2014

St. Vincent at Pitchfork 2014 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
St Vincent

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

St. Vincent, San Fermin @ Prosepct Park Bandshell
St. Vincent's art pop is at its most accessible on this year's self-titled LP, but without sacrificing any of what makes her a unique musical force. Fans of her baroque influences (and Sufjan's) may dig opener San Fermin too. Like many Celebrate Brooklyn shows, this one is totally free.

Mad Decent Block Party w/ Big Gigantic, Dillon Francis, Diplo, Dougie F & DJ Fire, DJ Snake, Flosstradamus, Grandtheft, Vic Mensa, Walshy Fire, Young Kyle 187 @ MCU Park
The Mad Decent Block Party tour returns to NYC, this time happening in Coney Island's MCU Park. As usual, it's a bill of electronic music and rap that's bound to live up to its name and become a huge party.

Modest Mouse, Brand New @ Forest Hills Stadium
Neither Modest Mouse nor Brand New have released new music in five years, but their diverse discographies only sound better as time goes on. This is one of a few co-headinling dates the two bands are playing together this year, and one of a few shows happening this summer at Queens' recently-reopened Forest Hills Tennis Stadium. Should be a special night all around.

The Rock *A* Teens, Bird of Youth @ Glasslands
'90s era indie rock band The Rock*A*Teens formed in 1994 in Georgia. While they took from rockabilly (love of reverb, crazed playing), they added elements of music hall and powerpop, creating a boozy sound all their own. Having been broken up for a while, the band reformed for Merge 25 and are playing a few more shows while back in action, like tonight's

George Fitzgerald, Martyn, Leon Vynehall, Aurora Halal, Matrixxman @ MoMA PS1
Warm Up continues with another day of forward-thinking electronic music under the sun, this time from UK deep house wiz George Fitzgerald, Dutch dubstepper Martyn, jazz/video game/tape hiss-inspired Leon Vynehall, Mutual Dreaming's Aurora Halal, and San Francisco house producer Matrixxman.

Summer Thunder w/ Har Mar Superstar, Cheap Shots @ Union Pool
Today's edition of Union Pool's free outdoor series Summer Thunder should be a fun one, with party machine Har Mar Superstar at the helm.

Shockwave Riderz, Places To Hide, G. Green, Black Pony @ Baby's All Right
It's the second of two NYC shows for Pittsburgh motorik garage rockers Shockwave Riderz (ex-Modey Lemon) this week, and the bill's made doubly great by Atlanta indie rockers Places to Hide who just inked a deal with Tiny Engines and put out a promising new single.

Drowningman, Pilot to Gunner, As We Were @ Saint Vitus
Fans of late '90s - mid '00s metalcore should be happy to know that Drowningman are back (if you're unfamiliar, they released a split with Dillinger Escape Plan to give you an idea of their sound), and tonight the reunited band descend upon Brooklyn for this Saint Vitus show. Opening are local post-hardcore regulars Pilot to Gunner, whose initial career overlapped with Drowningman's a bit and who also recently reactivated.

The Austerity Program, Gnarwhal, Pinecones, Voice Coils @ Shea Stadium
Speaking of recently-reactivated local post-hardcore, The Austerity Program put out their first new album since 2007 and first release overall since 2010 earlier this year. It picks up where they left off, in a good way.

Ghost Beach, DOM, AYER, Dreamers @ 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 is a lineup features indie-rockers-turned-ravers DOM.

Roseanne Cash, The Lone Bellow, Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale @ Damrosch Bandshell at Lincoln Center Plaza
Once just known as Johnny Cash's daughter, Roseanne Cash has been a country star in her own right for nearly 40 years. Catch her at this free show, part of both the Americanafest and Lincoln Center Out of Doors.

Tiny Ruins, Cassie Ramone @ Mercury Lounge
NZ folk act Tiny Ruins will soon be on tour with Sharon Van Etten but they'll be playing NYC club shows first, tonight's with Cassie Ramone being the first.

Detroit Swindle, Shit Robot, JDH & Dave P @ Output
Shit Robot (aka a.k.a. Dublin native Marcus Lambkin) recently released his second album, We Got a Love, via DFA featuring guest appearances by Reggie Watts, Nancy Whang, Luke Jenner, and Museum of Love. This is a DJ set.

Profligate, P.O.I., Ciarra Black, Miguel Alvarino @ Palisades
Profligate makes dark, synthed-out techno that's best played loud, which we're sure it will be at Palisades tonight.

Dinowalrus, Tashaki Miyaki, Honey Wild, Turnip King @ The Studio at Webster Hall
LA band Takashi Miyaki make sleepy psych a la the many bands of David Roback (Mazzy Star, Rain Parade). This is the trio's second of three shows in NYC and features a good mix of local indie pop bands.

Temples @ Surf Lodge
UK psych band band Temples released their debut album earlier this, which is slick but well-done Britpop. If you're out in Montauk, this is a free show.

Horse the Band, Infinity Shred, We Are Not Our Bodies @ Marlin Room at Webster Hall
Horse the Band successfully combined metallic post-hardcore and Nintendo synths back in the aughts, and this year they're saddling back up again for their first tour in a while. They have a sense of humor too, so tonight's show should just be a fun time.

Pale Lights, Makeout Vertigo, Gingerlys @ Friends and Lovers
Pale Lights, fronted by former Comet Gain member Phil Sutton, just released Before There Were Pictures,and it's quite good, the sort of lightly psychedelic janglepop that Postcard Records and Creation used to release. It's also not that too far off from what Comet Gain does, either. (Also, Phil sounds a little like Lloyd Cole.) They headline a bill that also includes Gingerlys who are worth going early to see.

Dangles, Giggly Boys, Beech Creeps, Milk Dick @ Rippers
Spend your Saturday at the beach with the noise rock show at Rockaway burger joint.

Pure Hell, Dead Tricks, Done with You, Sharp Lads @ The Grand Victory
Some call '70s-era band Pure Hell "The World's First Original All Black Punk-Rock Band." The jury's still out on whether them or Death came first, but either way, these guys made some real killer punk back in their day which was both ahead of its time and worthy of being ranked among the other '70s greats if only they had gotten the recognition they deserved. They've been playing shows again and if this kind of stuff interests you, you won't want to miss this one.

Sky Ferreira @ Verboten
Sky Ferreira has the bright pop songs ("You're Not the One") and the grungy, angsty ones ("I Will"), so it makes sense she's successfully catered to crowds while sharing bills with both Miley Cyrus and DIIV. Tonight she's on her own though at one of Williamsburg's poppin' new dance clubs.

Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang, Dana Buoy @ Baby's All Right
Akron/Family's Dana Janssen makes electronic pop as Dana Buoy, and he'll be touring with Sylvan Esso soon, but plays this show tonight with Sierra Leonean musician Janka Nabay. Should be a groovy night.

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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August 8, 2014

The Rosebuds at Prospect Park in 2011 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Rosebuds

Delorean at MHOW in January (more by Landon Speers)
Delorean

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

The Rosebuds, Jesse Marchant, Dana Buoy @ Rough Trade
North Carolina duo The Rosebuds are relative indie rock veterans at this point but their anthemic brand of pop seems to be in step with the Zeitgeist currently. They do "whoa ohs" better than most and new LP Sand + Silence was produced by Justin Vernon.

Temples, Spires @ Asbury Lanes
UK psych band band Temples released their debut album earlier this, which is slick but well-done Britpop. They sound great live, too, and are well matched with Brooklyn band Spires tonight.

Brian Degraw, Rioux, Stephon Alexander, Archie Pelago, Dutch E Germ @ Baby's All Right
Tonight's Baby's show is a great showcase of the eccentric sounds of NYC's electronic scene. Gang Gang Dance's Brian Degraw headlines, and the show is also the album release party for Rioux and Stephon Alexander's collaborative LP Here Comes Now. The bill's rounded out by Mister Saturday Night associates Archie Pelago and Brian's former GGD bandmate Dutch E Germ.

Bad Rabbits, Kent Odessa, Johnny Stimson @ 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 is a lineup is headlined by Boston funk-rock combo Bad Rabbits.

Cassandra Wilson, Campbell Brothers @ Damrosch Bandshell
Part of Lincoln Center Out of Doors, this show features jazz vocal legend Cassandra Wilson, and steel guitar maestros the Campbell Brothers performing Coltrane's masterwork, A Love Supreme. Free.

Amanda X, Two Inch Astronaut, Wing Dam, Cousin Brian @ Death By Audio
Those who dig '90s style indie rock -- Tuscadero or Blake Babies for example -- will definitely dig Philly trio Amanda X whose new album does this very well. Also on the bill: quality Maryland post-hardcore outfit Two Inch Astronaut.

Full Moon Fest w/ Delorean, The Knocks, Claptone, The Aston Shuffle, Son Lux, Le Youth, Penguin Prison, Young & Sick, Chela, JDH & Dave P, Wave Racer, EMEFE, Panam Wedding @ Governors Island
The fourth annual Full Moon Fest goes down on Governors Island today with an electronic-oriented lineup of Balearic pop band Delorean, art pop musician Son Lux, indie-R&B band Young & Sick, Australian bass dropper Wave Racer and more.

Pictureplane, Octo Octa, Future Punx, Germans @ Palisades
Electronic artist and Brooklyn DIY mainstay, Picturelane, headlines this bill that also includes neo new wavers Future Punx.

Asian Dub Foundation, Taylor McFerrin @ Prospect Park Bandshell
The free Celebrate Brooklyn shows in Prospect Park continue tonight with long-running English electronica band Asian Dub Foundation and Brainfeeder's Taylor McFerrin.

Black Bananas, Shockwave Riderz @ South Street Seaport
This week's edition of Seaport Music Festival is the trippiest of the run with Black Bananas -- currently mixing electronics, garage rock and questionable pharmaceuticals -- and and the more straight-up garage of Shockwave Riderz.

Funky Meters, Gedeon Luke @ Brooklyn Bowl
Legendary New Orleans groove merchants Funky Meters are still going, and bring the dynamite tonight.

Jackson Browne, Jackshit @ City Winery
Currently touring amphitheaters with John Fogerty, songwriting and mellow '70s legend Jackson plays a much more intimate show tonight. Will he play "Lawyers in Love"?

Nellie McKay @ 54 Below
Charming singer-songwriter is at this supper club all week, debuting her new show, "A GIRL NAMED BILL: The Life and Times of Billy Tipton."

Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Thy Art Is Murder, Goatwhore, Origin, Decrepit Birth, Within the Ruins, Fallujah, Boreworm, ZFL (Zero for Life) @ Irving Plaza
This year's Summer's Laughter tour (I mean Summer Slaughter) is a bit less laughable than usual with notable sets from Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, Goatwhore and Origin.

The Zombies @ BB King Blues Club
The Zombies made some of the best and most influential baroque pop that there is with their 1968 album, Odyssey and Oracle and their early singles. Their tours today don't always include as much Odyssey material as we'd like, but they're still nothing short of a great time.

Blowfly, Runny, Citizen Blast Kane @ Grand Victory
Ah, the weird, weird world of Blowfly. Clarence Reid has had varied career, writing and producing for Sam & Dave, KC & the Sunshine Band, and Betty Wright. He's also released singles under his own name since 1963. But he's probably best known to the planet as Blowlfy, "the first dirty rapper" and a bizarro superhero that loves sex. Tonight should be...something.

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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