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November 17, 2014

New Pornographers @ The Brill Building this summer (more by Chris La Putt)
New Pornographers

Priests @ DbA in April (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Priests

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

The New Pornographers, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Coming off what might be the best album they've ever made, Brill Bruisers, Carl, Dan, Neko and the rest of the gang have been playing long, hit-filled sets on most of this tour which is opened by likeminded pop scholars TPOBPAH.

Future Punx, Priests, Downtown Boys, Pink Wash, B-Boys @ Death by Audio
Only six shows at DBA left, and this is the last one currently with a fully confirmed line-up. No surprise: it's a pretty killer bill headlined by Brooklyn new wavers Future Punx and DC's fiery Priests, plus two other Sister Polygon-turned-Don Giovanni bands, Downtown Boys and Pinkwash (mems Bleeding Rainbow, Hume), as well as B Boys.

Lucinda Williams @ Beacon Theater
Acclaimed roots singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams releases her new double album, Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone, earlier this year, which is also her first self-released album. That creative freedome lit a spark which has been apparent in her live performances too.

Forward, Long Knife, Green Beret, Night Birds @ Saint Vitus
It's night 2 of 2 for Forward in NYC tonight. These Japanese punks have been at it for years and any chance to catch them while they're in the US is one worth taking. Their tourmates Long Knife are no slouches either, and you also shouldn't miss Green Beret (mems Social Cirkle) and the surf/skate punks Night Birds.

YG, Nipsey Hussle @ Best Buy Theater
Compton rapper YG put out his well-received proper debut album, My Krazy Life, earlier this year, and he'll be heading back on tour in support of it soon. Most of the tour is co-headlining with A$AP Ferg, but tonight's NYC show is with Nipsey Hussle.

Guantanamo Baywatch, Pookie & The Poodlez, Skull Practitioners @ Cake Shop
Guantanamo Baywatch just played DbA with Ty Segall and have stuck around for what should be a pretty wild show with Bay Area nasally punks Pookie & the Poodlez. You can check out an EP from the latter below (fans of Hunx and Burger Records take notice).

Ryan Adams, Butch Walker @ Carnegie Hall
Ryan Adams has been a busy guy this year with a new solo album, collaborating on stage with Bob Mould, covering Foreigner and Bryan Adams, and whatever else it is he's up to. He's also on tour now and is in the midst of a five-show run in NYC. Tonight is his second of two solo acoustic gigs at Carnegie Hall.

Night Train with Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Brooks Wheelan, Joe Zimmerman, Mike Drucker, Koretta Gray, and Christian Polanco are the guests this week at Wyatt Cenac's comedy get-together.

Deep Space: Thomas Dolby (DJ), Francois K (DJ) @ Cielo
He's already blinded you with science, tonight Thomas Dolby blinds you with his DJ skills at his first-ever Manhattan set spinning with Paradise Garage vet Francois K.

East India Youth, The Mast @ Mercury Lounge
East India Youth's album Total Strife Forever didn't end up winning this year's Mercury Prize but it's an interesting mix of ambient composer styles and James Blake-ish neo-soul.

We originally listed Hess is More at Nublu tonight, his run doesn't actually start till Thursday (there was a listings error, apologies).

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

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November 16, 2014

Fiasco at old Silent Barn in 2010 (more by Leia Jospe)
Fiasco

Blacklisted at Cake Shop in 2010 (more by Brian Reilly)
Blacklisted

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

Alt-J, Mikky Ekko @ Beacon Theater
Alt-J followed up their debut with a new album this year, and besides red herring single "Left Hand Free" it's actually a weirder and less hooky album than their first. The band is headlining MSG next year so it may come as no surprise that tonight's much smaller show is sold out.

Fiasco, Sediment Club, Michael Jordan, Le Rug @ Death by Audio
Tonight's the seventh to last show ever at Death by Audio, and it's got a couple bands that used to be regulars around the Williamsburg scene -- Fiasco and Le Rug -- as well as no wavers Sediment Club and a band who shares their name with a famous basketball player.

The Dream Syndicate, Sunflower Bean @ Rough Trade
One of the leaders in LA's early-'80s "Paisley Underground" scene, The Dream Syndicate looked to The Velvet Underground and other '60s bands while most were playing with synthesizers. Broken up since the late '80s, Wynn reformed the band in 2012 with '80s-era members Dennis Duck and Mark Walton, plus Miracle 3 guitarist Jason Victor and they've been playing sporadically ever since. This is their second NYC show in 25 years (first was last night).

Blacklisted, Brain Slug, Razorheads @ Acheron (3 PM)
Formed out of the 2000s melodic hardcore scene, Philly's Blacklisted quickly pushed things further and ended up with material that retained the fury of their roots but was also truly experimental. They're planning to release their first album since 2009 next year, and we'll likely hear some of that at today's afternoon show.

Forward, Warcry, Long Knife, Ajax @ Acheron
With that Blacklisted matinee and tonight's Forward show, it's a good day for hardcore fans to just spend the whole day at Acheron. These Japanese punks have been at it for years and any chance to catch them while they're in the US is one worth taking. Their tourmates Long Knife are no slouches either, and the Tragedy-related Warcry and local rippers Ajax are worth catching as well. Strong bill. Forward and Long Knife do it again at Vitus tomorrow.

Decapitated, Misery Index, Pyrrhon @ Saint Vitus
Polish death metal vets Decapitated recently opened for GWAR in the NYC-area and now they're back for a smaller headlining show. Good DM bill all around too with Baltimore's grindy Misery Index and Brooklyn's genre-defying Pyrrhon.

Atmosphere, Prof, Dem Atlas, DJ Fundo @ Terminal 5
Alt-rap duo Atmosphere have been at it since the '90s and put out their seventh album, Southsiders, earlier this year. Slug and Ant are still in great form (as witnessed at their FFF set last weekend) and tonight's big T5 show should be a blast.

BELLS≥, The Pauses, Jumpers, Thurn & Taxis @ Grand Victory
Headlining this show is the Jawbox-related BELLS≥, who are of course always a good band to catch, but making this show extra interesting is it's the first full-band NYC show from Orlando's shapeshifting indie pop trio The Pauses (whose 2011 debut was produced by Jawbox frontman J. Robbins).

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

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November 15, 2014

Yvette at The Studio at Webster Hall (more by Chris La Putt)
Yvette
DS

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

Special Guest, Yvette, Big Ups, Ovlov @ Death By Audio
With a week left of shows, Death by Audio is really promising to make their suprise special guests special. Last night was Ty Segall. Who will it be tonight? Don't worry yourselves too much about it -- borderline industrial rock duo Yvette, smartass punks Big Ups and Connecticut's Ovlov are three reasons to go already

Johnny Marr, Meredith Shelton @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Recalling his prolific days with The Smiths, Johnny Marr has banged out two albums in a year's time. They're not at his 1985 peak, but they're not bad either. He's a lot of fun live, and peppers hit sets with oldies -- any chance to see him play "The Headmaster Ritual" is worth considering

The Dream Syndicate, EZTV @ Rough Trade
One of the leaders in LA's early-'80s "Paisley Underground" scene, The Dream Syndicate looked to The Velvet Underground and other '60s bands while most were playing with synthesizers. Broken up since the late '80s, Wynn reformed the band in 2012 with '80s-era members Dennis Duck and Mark Walton, plus Miracle 3 guitarist Jason Victor and they've been playing sporadically ever since. This is their first NYC show in 25 years.

Ryan Adams, Butch Walker @ Carnegie Hall
Ryan Adams has been a busy guy this year with a new solo album, collaborating on stage with Bob Mould, covering Foreigner and Bryan Adams, and whatever else it is he's up to. He's also on tour now and tonight is the first of five NYC-area shows, two of which are solo gigs at Carnegie Hall.

Tei Shi, Yumi Zouma, Oyinda @ Baby's All Right
New Zealand's Yumi Zouma mix synthpop and indiepop styles, which makes Cascine an ideal label for the band. They play tonight with Brooklyn (by way of Argentina, Vancouver and Montreal) singer Tei Shi who makes appealingly danceable pop.

Guantanamo Baywatch, Fletcher C. Johnson, Scully @ Baby's All Right
After the Tei Shi/Yumi Zouma show, hang around Baby's for something less shiny and more garagey.

Naam, White Hills, No Way, Blackout, It's Not Night, It's Space, Chimpgrinder, Wonderbreed, Eidetic Seeing, Mountain God, Blackest, Grizzlor @ Paper Box
There's some cool bands on this all-day show that they're calling Sludgefeast, but most notably it's the last show by psych rockers NAAM before they go on hiatus. Catch 'em while you still can.

Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa, Fascinator, Cuddle Formation @ Cake Shop
Former Ponytail guitarist Dustin Wong moved back to his childhood home of Japan after completing his trilogy of loop-based albums and began collaborating with musician Takako Minekawa. Using a specially designed interface that allows them to switch from guitar to keyboards to sampler to vocals, their music is creative and playful. Tonight's show is with Australian ex-pat Fascinator, whose eccentric brand of pop is definitely worth arriving early.

Antarctigo Vespucci, Hard Girls, Mikey Erg, Turnip King @ Palisades
Antarctigo Vespucci is the collaborative project of Fake Problems singer Chris Farren and former Bomb the Music Industry singer Jeff Rosenstock. Their tourmates Hard Girls make superior indie punk, making this a very good double billed tour. Great support at this show too from punk's everywhere man Mikey Erg and local indie rockers Turnip King.

Fred Falke, Alex English @ Cielo
Get on those dancing shoes and head to Cielo where the great French house producer Fred Falke will handle the boards.

Tim Sweeney, Tom Noble, Palmbomen @ Cameo
Tonight is the 15th anniversary party for Tim Sweeney's "Beats in Space" show which has aired every airs every Tuesday on WNYU. Tim was instrumental in shaping the early days of DFA so expect a night of that style disco and dance.

Supersuckers, Hail Action @ Knitting Factory
Supersuckers have been putting out quality cowpunk, garage rock and more since the early '90s, and this year they returned with Get the Hell, their first album since 2008. Shit will be kicked tonight.

Holy Sons, Elisa Ambrogio, Ryan Sawyer @ Union Pool
Good show all around with Emil Amos' (Grails, Om) trippy Holy Sons project, Elisa Ambrogio of noise trio Magik Markers who makes significantly less noisy material on her new solo debut, and well-matched opener Ryan Sawyer.

Shilpa Ray, Northern Arms, D'NT @ Cameo Gallery
Punk blues rocker Shilpa Ray is one of Brooklyn's many always-consistent gems. Tonight's as good a chance as any to catch her live.

Suzanne Vega @ Joe's Pub (2 shows)
She may be be best known for "Luka" and "Tom's Diner" (both from 1987's Solitude Standing) but Suzanne Vega's gift for songwriting has continued since. She plays an early and a late show tonight.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Mini Mansions @ Bowery Ballroom
This quirky Detroit pop duo are fond of high concepts, elaborate stage shows, and big hooks. Their first of two NYC shows this week.

Vorde, Haethen, KAMA RUPA, Drowning The Virgin Silence @ Acheron
Vorde have been one of the better black metal bands on the local NYC scene for a while now, and this week they put out their debut album (stream a couple tracks below). Tonight's the release show.

Devin, Walking Shapes, The Big Sleep, Youngman Grand, Whiskey Bitches @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
It's another night of food, drinks, arcade games, shopping and indie rock at Brooklyn Night Bazaar. Free to get in.

Phil Lesh @ Capitol Theatre
As any Deadhead can tell you, Phil Lesh plays the favorites and his current band does it well. It's another night of his never-ending residency at The Cap, and these shows are always a good time.

Seu Jorge @ Blue Note
Best known here in America for acting in City of God and The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (which he scored using only acoustic, Portuguese David Bowie covers), but Brazilian artist Seu Jorge has been making music since the '90s. This is part of his eight-night run at the Blue Note.

Skanksgiving 2014 w/ The Pietasters, The Slackers, Mephiskapheles, Westbound Train, Avon Junkies, Backyard Superheroes @ Starland Ballroom
It's not quite Thanksgiving but it's definitely Skanksgiving tonight at Starland Ballroom, which hosts a slew of veteran ska bands.

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

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November 14, 2014

Caribou at Governors Island in 2010 (more by Andrew St. Clair)
Caribou

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

Special Guest, Guantanamo Baywatch, The Numerators, RIPS @ Death By Audio
We're down to nine days left at Death by Audio. It's anybody's guess who tonight's special guest is, but the rest of the lineup is garagey, surfy-punky stuff highlighted by Portland's fun Guantanamo Baywatch.

Year of No Light, Sannhet, Gnaw, Vilkacis @ Saint Vitus
France's Year of No Light have been making very high quality instrumental post-metal since their 2006 debut, yet in all those years they never played the US. That's finally changing on their current tour, which is now in NYC and concludes a two-night run at Saint Vitus tonight. Like last night, the show begins with three killer artists in NYC's experimental metal scene.

Caribou, Jessy Lanza @ Webster Hall
Our Love, Caribou's recent followup to 2010's excellent Swim, is less focused on the pop songs that album was, and instead heavier on the electronics and great in its own way. Tonight's his second of two NYC shows on his tour with Our Love collaborator/Hyperdub-signed Jessy Lanza.

Johnny Marr, Meredith Sheldon @ Stone Pony
Recalling his prolific days with The Smiths, Johnny Marr has banged out two albums in a year's time. They're not at his 1985 peak, but they're not bad either. He's a lot of fun live, and peppers hit sets with oldies -- any chance to see him play "The Headmaster Ritual" is worth considering. Unlike his two sold-out NYC shows, tickets are still available to this.

Dan Bodan, Physical Therapy, Sadaf @ Baby's All Right
Canadian-born, Berlin-based songwriter Dan Bodan released his soulful and genre-defying new album, Soft, a couple weeks back on DFA. Tonight's the NYC record release show.

Yumi Zouma, Louis Weeks, Leapling, Erika Spring (DJ Set) @ Glasslands
New Zealand's Yumi Zouma mix synthpop and indiepop styles, which makes Cascine an ideal label for the band. Catch them tonight and ask them about opening for Lorde.

Say Hi, Tim Foljahn @ Mercury Lounge
Seattle's Eric Elbogen is still making quality indie pop under the Say Hi moniker which hasn't changed too much since the mid-2000s, and not in a bad way. Opening this show is Michigan's Tim Foljahn, who's been playing since the '80s and was once in a band with fellow Michigan musician Steve Shelley.

O'Death, Death Vessel, Stone Jack Jones @ Bell House
O'Death's new album is dark and super raw folk that fits their name well. Death Vessel on the other hand may share a name with "death" in it but he makes much more uplifting music. And another dark songwriter, Stone Jack Jones, opens the night. Should be a good show all around.

TEEN @ Apple Store Soho
Part of the Apple store's "meet the musicians" series, TEEN will perform live followed by a Q&A with rock journalist Michael Azerrad. Free, 7:30 PM.

The Rural Alberta Advantage, July Talk @ Bowery Ballroom
The Rural Alberta Advantage's anthemic and folky indie rock is in fine form on their new album, Mended with Gold. Tonight their tour with fellow big-sounding Canadian band July Talk hits Bowery Ballroom for its second of two shows at the venue this week.

Animal Collective (DJ set) @ Brooklyn Bowl
While Panda Bear has a new solo record on the way, the other three AnCo guys are taking the chance to go on this DJ tour which hits Brooklyn Bowl again tonight. The tour returns to the same venue in December too (but without Avey Tare).

Dustin Wong, Takako Minekawa, Ricky Eat Acid, Tristan Allen, Trabajo @ Palisades
Former Ponytail guitarist Dustin Wong moved back to his childhood home of Japan after completing his trilogy of loop-based albums and began collaborating with musician Takako Minekawa. Using a specially designed interface that allows them to switch from guitar to keyboards to sampler to vocals, their music is creative and playful. The duo's second album together, Savage Imagination, came out via Thrill Jockey in September.

Sallie Ford, Crooked Fingers, And The Kids @ Rough Trade
While Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside came to an end last year, Sallie is still at it with a new band and they come to NYC tonight. Archers of Loaf singer Eric Bachmann is also on the show with his Crooked Fingers project, making for a great double bill.

Foxes in Fiction, Mister Lies, Emily Reo @ Shea Stadium
If you're into bedroom-recorded, electronic-tinged lo-fi pop, basically everyone on this bill will be up your alley.

Javelin, Tiny Victories, Idgy Dean, Nadia Kazmi @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Chillwave survivors Javelin play tonight at the weekend mecca of music/shopping/games/booze. The bands are free, you're paying for everything else.

Heavy Lights, Doug Gillard, Tinnarose, Bird of Youth @ Cake Shop
Doug Gillard's CV is impeccable, having logged time in Guided by Voices, Nada Surf, My Dad is Dead to name three. His his new solo album, Parade On, is an equally impressive array of sparkling powerpop.

Mike Wexler, Hubble, Psychic Reality @ Trans-Pecos
Psychedelic folk singer Mike Wexler and former The Men member Ben Greenberg with his experimental project Hubble team up for this show which should be nice trippy vibes all around.

Blockhead, Elaquent, Muneshine @ Glasslands
In addition to producing a significant amount of Aesop Rock's material (and other likeminded rappers like Cage, Open Mike Eagle and Murs), Blockhead has a ton of solo material including this year's Bells and Whistles LP.

Suzanne Vega @ Joe's Pub
She may be be best known for "Luka" and "Tom's Diner" (both from 1987's Solitude Standing) but Suzanne Vega's gift for songwriting has continued since. She plays an early and a a late show tonight.

Seu Jorge @ Blue Note
Best known here in America for acting in City of God and The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (which he scored using only acoustic, Portuguese David Bowie covers), but Brazilian artist Seu Jorge has been making music since the '90s. This is part of his eight-night run at the Blue Note.

Ray Lamontagne, The Belle Brigade @ Beacon Theatre
Singer/songwriter Ray LaMontagne released the Dan Auerbach-produced album, Supernova, earlier this year. Tonight he wraps up a 3-night run at Beacon Theatre in support of it.

All Out War, Sworn Enemy, Living Laser, Panzerbastard, Recycled Earth @ The Acheron
Metallic New York hardcore band/Victory Records vet All Out War have been at it for over two decades now and they've been talking about having a new album on the way. Maybe we'll hear some new ones tonight?

Phil Lesh @ Capitol Theatre
As any Deadhead can tell you, Phil Lesh plays the favorites and his current band does it well. It's another night of his never-ending residency at The Cap, and these shows are always a good time.

Slonk Donkerson, Bent Shapes, Heeney, The Doubts @ Muchmore's
Amongst the good local bands are Boston's Bent Shapes who make jangly indie pop...but with real bite. Good live, too.

Sharkmuffin, Chimes, Painted Zeros, Slight, Routine Involvements @ Silent Barn
Brooklyn garage rockers Sharkmuffin are always a good local band to catch, and if you're going tonight you may also want to check out Painted Zeros, who pal around with Porches, LVL UP, Crying and other cool local bands.

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

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November 13, 2014

Prince Rama at the Whitney in 2013 (more by Ryan Muir)
Prince Rama

Year of No Light
YONL

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

Special Guest, Prince Rama, Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Mr. Transylvania @ Death By Audio
We don't know who tonight's Special Guest is but DbA has been coming through so far on the "special" part. We do know that Prince Rama will be performing a "special interactive dance performance," and the rest of the bill falls somewhere between weirdo electronics and performance art.

Year of No Light, Oneirogen, Geryon, Psalm Zero @ Saint Vitus
France's Year of No Light have been making very high quality instrumental post-metal since their 2006 debut, yet in all those years they never played the US. That's finally changing on their current tour, which comes to NYC for the first of a two-night run at Saint Vitus tonight. The openers on both nights are different and all of them are killer artists in NYC's experimental metal scene.

Mitski, Johanna Warren, Eskimeaux, Told Slant @ Silent Barn
Mitski's new album, Bury Me At Makeout Creek, is out this week and it combines the strong songwriting she honed on her earlier indie/classical material with distortion-heavy lo-fi rock. It's an excellent mix, and one of the more unique sounding albums to come out of the Brooklyn DIY scene lately. Tonight she kicks off her tour in her hometown, and it's a good bill all around with folk singer Johanna Warren and Epoch Collective bands Eskimeaux and Told Slant who share members.

Cult of Youth, Mommy, Aischrolatreia @ Trans-Pecos
Cult of Youth's neo-folk/post-punk blend only sounds bigger than ever on their brand new album, Final Days. Tonight's a one-off in their hometown to celebrate it.

The Rural Alberta Advantage, July Talk @ Bowery Ballroom
The Rural Alberta Advantage's anthemic and sorta-folky indie rock is in fine form on their new album, Mended with Gold. Tonight their tour with fellow big-sounding Canadian band July Talk hits Bowery Ballroom for its first of two shows at the venue.

Low Fat Getting High, Dead Stars, Black Black, Iska Dhaaf @ Cake Shop
Brooklyn punks Low Fat Getting High have been a regular on the local scene for a while now, and this week they put out their debut LP. They're joined by quality indie rockers Dead Stars to celebrate it tonight.

Boytoy, The Lures, Sly Moth, Young Runner, YJY @ Palisades
Seattle band Lures released their Eponymous debut album last month, dark and surfy like a David Lynch soundtrack. You can stream it below. Headliners Boytoy make superior '90s-ish indie rock.

Buddy Guy, Quinn Sullivan @ BB King Blues Club
Born in Louisiana but schooled on Chicago Blues as part of Muddy Waters' band in the '60s, where he was also a house musician for Chess Records. A true legend.

Cunninlynguists, J-Live, Tonedeff, Pack FM @ Webster Hall
The very prolific Southern rap trio CunninLynguists returned with a new mixtape this year which was another excellent example of their lyrical flow and psychedelic soundscapes.

Seu Jorge @ Blue Note
Best known here in America for acting in City of God and The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (which he scored using only acoustic, Portuguese David Bowie covers), but Brazilian artist Seu Jorge has been making music since the '90s. This is part of his eight-night run at the Blue Note.

The Singles, Banker$, Dennis Cahlo & the Change, and Rally @ Pianos
The Singles were an '00s-era Detroit band who dared not be be garage but power pop, releasing three albums before fizzling out. Frontman Vince Frederick and reactivated the band in Los Angeles with another Detroiter, Nicky Veltman, and just released Look How Fast A Heart Can Break, the first new Singles album in six years.

PAT w/ JD Samson, Amber Valentine @ Union Pool
PAT is JD Samson's dance party "for anyone from anywhere wearing anything and loving whoever they want" and takes over the front and back rooms of Union Pool.

Ray Lamontagne, The Belle Brigade @ Beacon Theatre
Singer/songwriter Ray LaMontagne released the Dan Auerbach-produced album, Supernova, earlier this year and tonight he's on night 2 of his 3-night run at Beacon Theatre.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Mini Mansions @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
This quirky Detroit pop duo are fond of high concepts, elaborate stage shows, and big hooks. Their first of two NYC shows this week.

Friend Roulette, Del Vinicci, Wedding Dress, The Bears @ Shea Stadium
Wedding Dress count Erin Elders of Maps & Atlases and Bobby Burg of Joan of Arc as members, and though you may expect math rock with a resume like that, these guys actually scale back the technicalities in favor of more laid back indie pop. Local chamber pop band Friend Roulette headline the night and they're worth catching too.

Antarctigo Vespucci, Hard Girls, Fleeting, Grand Mariner @ Asbury Lanes
Antarctigo Vespucci is the collaborative project of Fake Problems singer Chris Farren and former Bomb the Music Industry singer Jeff Rosenstock. Their tourmates Hard Girls make superior indie punk, and this is a very cool double bill. Asbury Park tonight, NYC on Saturday.

D.D. Dumbo, Palm Springs, Mechanical River @ Baby's All Right
Australia's D.D. Dumbo, who we caught at Pitchfork Paris, is one of 4AD's newest signees and is a one-man band who runs guitars, drums and woodwinds through a loop pedal to create his heavily layered sound. Tonight's his first public NYC show (following a private show at The Standard last night).

Sam Smith, Tove Lo, Aloe Blacc, A Great Big World, American Authors, Bleachers, Chvrches, Echosmith, Mary Lambert, Vance Joy @ Hammerstein Ballroom
This is VH1's "You Oughta Know" concert that you probably want to avoid but there's at least a few artists of note on there.

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

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November 12, 2014

Sloan @ Music Hall of Williamsburg, 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
SLOAN

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

Sloan @ Bowery Ballroom
Canadian greats did something different on their 11th album, Commonwealth, giving each of the four members a side to do with as they please. It's another winner in one of the strongest discographies of the last 20 years. Tonight is an "evening with Sloan" including an intermission and upwards of 30 songs (including Andrew Scott's 17-minute "Forty-Eight Portraits").

Tim Hecker, Loren Connors, Circuit des Yeux @ The Wick
Fans of experimental music should not miss this excellent triple bill with ambient great Tim Hecker, avant-guitar master Loren Connors (who has worked with Jandek, Alan Licht, Thurston Moore and others) and art pop musician Haley Fohr's Circuit des Yeux project.

Caribou, Jessy Lanza @ Webster Hall
Our Love, Caribou's recent followup to 2010's excellent Swim, is less focused on the pop songs that album was, and instead heavier on the electronics and great in its own way. Tonight's his first of two NYC shows on his tour with Our Love collaborator/Hyperdub-signed Jessy Lanza.

Will Butler @ Baby's All Right
Will Butler of The Arcade Fire (and Academy Award nominee) is currently finishing up his debut solo album. He'll preview some of that tonight at this early, sold-out show.

Orange Cassettes, Ludwig Persik, Cathy @ Baby's All Right
Aughts-era NYC music scene survivors Anton Harmony (aka Radio 4's Anthony Roman) and Mod (of Elefant) have formed a new project called Orange Cassettes whose debut single "Go In The Light" will definitely remind some of the DFA salad days. Tonight's their live debut.

Woolen Men, The Lures, Plates of Cake @ Cake Shop
Portland, OR's Woolen Men have a minimalistic style that owes much to Wire and early Flying Nun, with no extraneous instrumentation getting in the way. They're good and this is your last chance to see them in NYC on this go-round.

Pygmy Shrews, Mike Berdan, Pleasure Industry @ Death by Audio
NYC noisemerchants Pygmy Shrews broke up in 2012 but have reunited to say farewell to Death by Audio. (Streams below.) It's a full night of heavy, bruising punk.

Johnny Marr, Meredith Sheldon @ Gramercy Theatre
Recalling his prolific days with The Smiths, Johnny Marr has banged out two albums in a year's time. They're not at his 1985 peak, but they're not bad either. He's a lot of fun live, and peppers hit sets with oldies -- any chance to see him play "The Headmaster Ritual" is worth considering. His first of two sold-out NYC shows.

Leapling, Celestial Shore, Cake Cricket, Flashlight O @ Shea Stadium
Brooklyn's Celestial Shore will released their new album, Enter Ghost, this week which showcases their ability to mix melody with complex rhythms and arrangements. Tonight's the record release show.

Big Muff Radio, Honduras, Dances, Journalism, Grey Idols @ Silent Barn
Honduras bring a lot of different influences to the table. A little garage, yes, but there's '80s/'90s British indie too. While it may not be anything you haven't exactly heard before, Honnduras write very hooky songs and, as importantly, the bring a real energy to the performance. Their new EP, titled Break, is out now.

Onelinedrawing, Zvl, Mount Gomery, Natural Stranger @ Saint Vitus
Jonah Matranga's been in many bands (Far, New End Original, Gratitude, etc) and he's currently in a band with J. Robbins called Moral Mazes that hearkens back to his heavier '90s sound. But Onelinedrawing is his chance to strip things down, and he'll be in that mode tonight. Onelinedrawing returns to NYC later in the month and J. Robbins will be at that one too.

Electric Youth, Midnight Faces @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
The first time a lot of people heard Electric Youth was probably their collaboration with College, "A Real Hero," which appeared on the Drive soundtrack, but they've since signed to Secretly Canadian and put out their debut album that showed they've still got plenty more of that quality synth pop in them.

Endless Boogie, Zachary Cale, Daniel Bachmann @ Union Pool
This is a cool triple bill with the jammy, perfectly named Endless Boogie, and two very talented acoustic guitar players, Zachary Cale and Daniel Bachmann.

Ray Lamontagne, The Belle Brigade @ Beacon Theatre
Singer/songwriter Ray LaMontagne released the Dan Auerbach-produced album, Supernova, earlier this year and tonight he brings his current tour to Beacon Theatre for his first of three nights here.

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Coastgaard, Teen Men @ Brooklyn Bowl
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah went through some major lineup changes, but main member Alec Ounsworth is still writing catchy indie rock, and we can likely count on some old favorites tonight too.

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

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November 11, 2014

Joey Bada$$ @ NXNE 2013 (more by David Andrako)
JOEY BADA$$

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

Joey Bada$$, Vince Staples, CJ Fly, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution @ Irving Plaza
19 year old Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$ does a lot of justice to the rap that was coming out of his hometown around the time he was born. Three members of his Pro Era crew are on this bill too, as is Vince Staples who first caught our ears because of his Odd Future and Black Hippy collaborations but has been progressing into his own dark and self-serious artist.

Speedy Ortiz, Hunters, Palehound, Bong Wish @ Death by Audio
Another high-quality show farewell show at Death by Audio, with indie rockers Speedy Ortiz (fresh off dates with Ex Hex) and wild Brooklynites Hunters, both of whom have played DbA many times over the years.

Hamish Kilgour, Woolen Men, EZTV, Cassie Ramone @ Shea Stadium
Portland, OR's Woolen Men have a minimalistic style that owes much to Wire and early Flying Nun, with no extraneous instrumentation getting in the way. They're good. This whole bill is quality, with Flying Nun alumn Hamish Kilgour, the jangly powerpop of EZTV and fomer Vivian Girl / Babies singer Cassie Ramone.

Tele Novella, Sunflower Bean, Sunbears!, Truthers @ Glasslands
Austin's Tele Novella features members of Voxtrot and Agent Ribbons and make music indebted to twangy '60s pop and country. This is their first NYC show.

Beatrice Eli, Beldina, Baba Stiltz, Merely, Mr. Tophat and Art Alfie, Hot Baby Carl (DJ Set) @ Baby's All Right
This is a night called "Sweden Makes Music" featuring an all Scandinavian bill, highlighted by Merely who is signed to Sincerely Yours (the label run by The Tough Alliance). This show is free with RSVP.

Glass Elephant, Wild Leaves, Andrew Cedermark, Nathan Xander @ Knitting Factory
A former member of Titus Andronicus, Andrew Cedermark makes laid-back rock that fits right in on Underwater Peoples (former home of Real Estate).

Circa Survive, Title Fight, Tera Melos @ Best Buy Theater
Circa Survive headline this show, but if you're going we especially recommend catching Title Fight who bring elements of post-hardcore, punk, shoegaze and more into a mix that's been progressing on each new release. Math rockers Tera Melos kick off the night and they're worth seeing too.

Seu Jorge @ Blue Note
Best known here in America for acting in City of God and The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (which he scored using only acoustic, Portuguese David Bowie covers), but Brazilian artist Seu Jorge has been making music since the '90s. This is part of his eight-night run at the Blue Note.

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

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November 10, 2014

Stars @ Modern Sky Festival 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Stars

Pampers @ Music Hall of Williamsburg, 2013 (more by Ebru Yildiz)
Pampers

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

Pampers, Honey, New England Patriots, Nandas @ Death by Audio
Pampers and Honey kick off their tours tonight, both band's last shows at DbA (which has less than two weeks left). Pampers' intense art-punk always sounds best at the DIY venue.

Waxahatchee, Allison Crutchfield, Radiator Hospital @ Le Poisson Rouge
Waxahatchee are going on tour with Jenny Lewis and are playing this warm-up show tonight with Swearin's Allison Crutchfield (Katie's twin sister and former PS Eliot/Bad Banana bandmate) and Radiator Hospital (the project of former Waxahatchee bassist Sam Cook). Sold out.

Tame Impala, Delicate Steve @ Beacon Theatre
Australian psych band Tame Impala make an appealing bombast, striking that fine balance between weird and poppy. It's been two years since their breakthrough Lonerisms, but a live album was released earlier this year. You can, of course, see them tonight live in person.

Daniel Lanois, The Antlers, Tinariwen, Lonnie Holley @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple
Musician and megaproducer Daniel Lanois put together this concert, called 'ANTI-Thesis,' featuring a wide range of artists. Says Lanois: "It's a dream come true to welcome artists from different walks of life to share one stage. Let this be the beginning of something that should never stop, music is the universal language."

Robyn Hitchcock @ City Winery
For Robyn Hitchcock's new album, The Man Upstairs, he worked with legendary British folk producer Joe Boyd (Nick Drake, Fairport Convention, Etc). Boyd suggested that Hitchcock make "a Judy Collins album," such as Elektra would have released in in the late '60s, with a mix of originals and covers, all in a spare acoustic style that showcases Hitchcock's skill with the frets and his nicely aged voice. Live, Hitchcock is always entertaining live, with his between-song stories part of the appeal.

Stars, Hey Rosetta! @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
The '80s are apparent on Stars' new album, from the roller-rink cover art to the new wave/electro influence of the songs -- which still have that anthemic sound they're known for -- this time around.

James Vincent McMorrow, Moors @ Town Hall
Initially drawing comparisons to Bon Iver, Irish singer-songwriter took his falsetto-tinged folk in more soulful, ambient electronic directions for his latest album, Post Tropical.

Antemasque @ Rough Trade
Antemasque, the new band from Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler Zavala (At The Drive-In & The Mars Volta), just played Brooklyn Bowl and Bowery Ballroom, and now have added a free show at Rough Trade, no purchase required.

Nels Cline Singers @ Rough Trade
Best known these days for being in Wilco, Nels Cline's guitar talents are many-fold. Tonight he performs two sets with his free-jazz instrumental trio, Nels Cline Singers.

Seu Jorge @ Blue Note
Best known here in America for acting in City of God and The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (which he scored using only acoustic, Portuguese David Bowie covers), but Brazilian artist Seu Jorge has been making music since the '90s. This is part of his eight-night run at the Blue Note.

FKA Twigs, Boots @ Warsaw
With her modern update of trip hop, FKA Twigs has been a fast riser with her debut album receiving pretty much across-the-board accolades. She's quite the dancer, too.

Night Train @ Littlefield
Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams guest host tonight, with sets from comedians Byron Bowers, Matteo Lane, Shakir Standley, and Alingon Mitra.

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

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November 9, 2014

Tame Impala @ T5 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
TAME IMPALA

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

SScreaming Females, Pujol, Shellshag, "Special Guest" @ Death by Audio
As most people guessed, Screaming Females are now officially announced as playing tonight's DbA show with tourmates Pujol and Shellshag... but there's still another special guest we hear.


Tame Impala, Delicate Steve @ Beacon Theatre
Australian psych band Tame Impala make an appealing bombast, striking that fine balance between weird and poppy. It's been two years since their breakthrough Lonerisms, but a live album was released earlier this year. You can, of course, see them tonight and Monday at Beacon Theatre.

ANTEMASQUE, Le Butcherettes @ Bowery Ballroom
It wasn't long ago that The Mars Volta broke up and At the Drive-In's reunion ended, leaving co-leaders Cedric Bixler-Zavala going solo and Omar Rodriguez Lopez working with new band Bosnian Rainbows. Well now Cedric and Omar are back together where they belong with a new band, Antemasque, and on bass they're joined by none other than the very busy Red Hot Chili Peppers/Atoms for Peace bass master Flea. Le Butcherettes, whose album featured production and bass playing from Omar and whose singer Teri Gender Bender was in Bosnian Rainbows with Omar, open the show.

Honduras, LOCALS, Truthers @ Cameo
Honduras bring a lot of different influences to the table. A little garage, yes, but there's '80s/'90s British indie too. While it may not be anything you haven't exactly heard before, Honnduras write very hooky songs and, as importantly, the bring a real energy to the performance. Their new EP, titled Break, is out now.

Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, Michael Ian Black, Brandon Wardell @ Gramercy Theatre
Part of the NY Comedy Festival, Bob is on tour promoting his new book, A Load of Hooey (which you get a copy of with your ticket). He'll be reading from it tonight, plus "screening videos, and giving a talk about some highlights of his comedy career." Odenkirk's Mr Show co-creator David Cross is on the bill too, as is Michael Ian Black and Brandon Wardell.

High Waisted, Las Rosas, The Mystery Lights @ Kings County Saloon
This afternoon "La-La-La-Luau!!" at Kings County Saloon (1 Knickerbocker Ave) offers up a host of quality psych/garage/surf plus "traditional luau cuisine." $30 at the door but includes food and drink.

Versus, Thalia Zedek, Antietam, The Rogers Sisters, Cynthia Nelson, Tara Jane O'Neil @ Rough Trade
This is a memorial benefit for Letha Rodman Melchior who lost her battle with cancer last month, featuring a host of great indie rock, including Merge artists Versus and recently reformed '00s-era Brooklyn band Rogers Sisters.

Gruff Rhys @ Baby's All Right
A busy busy man, Gruff Rhys stays creative (and relevant) through all his various musical endeavors (Super Furry Animals, Neon Neon, etc). For his new album American Interiorretraces steps taken by Welsh settler John Evans. Fond of props, humor and other gizmos, Gruff never lets that stuff get in the way of his songs. One of the greats. This noon show (11:30 AM doors) is free and all ages with a signing afterwards.

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

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November 8, 2014

Gruff Rhys @ BVSXSW (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Gruff

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

Gruff Rhys, Terribly Yours @ Baby's All Right
A busy busy man, Gruff Rhys stays creative (and relevant) through all his various musical endeavors (Super Furry Animals, Neon Neon, etc). For his new album American Interior retraces steps taken by Welsh settler John Evans. Fond of props, humor and other gizmos, Gruff never lets it get in the way of his songs. One of the greats.

Gruff Rhys 'American Interior' screening @ Videology
American Interior is also a film (with a puppet playing the part of John Evans) which is making its NYC premiere at this BV-presented free screening. Gruff will be there to introduce the film which starts at 5PM SHARP. (RSVP.) Please arrive early, admittance based on capacity (Videology is not that big).

Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival
The multi-venue BEMF wraps up tonight with Chris Malinchak, Little Boots (solo live), Shift K3Y and more at MHOW; Dorian Concept, Machinedrum and Lee Bannon at Villain; Damian Lazarus and more at Verboten; Aeroplane and more at Cameo; Fort Romeau, Martyn (live) and more at Glasslands; Prefuse 73 and more at Baby's; and Eats Everything and more at Output. Omar S and others play an official afterparty at a TBA location.

Dean Wareham (Galaxie 500/Luna), Tom Verlaine (of Television), Martin Rev (of Suicide), Eleanor Friedberger (The Fiery Furnaces), Bradford Cox (Deerhunter/Atlas Sound) @ BAM
Presented by The Andy Warhol Museum (which turns 20 this year) and Dean Wareham, this three-day event comprises 15 never-before-seen films captured by Andy Warhol between 1963 and 1968 on his original 16mm Bolex camera, scored (and performed live) by Bradford Cox, Eleanor Friedberger, Martin Rev, Tom Verlaine and Wareham. This is the final night.

The Dismemberment Plan, Priests @ Bowery Ballroom
Reunited post-hardcore/indie rock veterans The Dismemberment Plan are keeping at it, and will be going on another tour this year. If you're going tonight, don't miss opener Priests who bring the fury.

ANTEMASQUE (mbrs of At the Drive In + Mars Volta), Le Butcherettes @ Brooklyn Bowl
It wasn't long ago that The Mars Volta broke up and At the Drive-In's reunion ended, leaving co-leaders Cedric Bixler-Zavala going solo and Omar Rodriguez Lopez working with new band Bosnian Rainbows. Well now Cedric and Omar are back together where they belong with a new band, Antemasque, and on bass they're joined by none other than the very busy Red Hot Chili Peppers/Atoms for Peace bass master Flea. Le Butcherettes, whose album featured production and bass playing from Omar and whose singer Teri Gender Bender was in Bosnian Rainbows with Omar, open the show.

Restorations, Joe Sib @ Mercury Lounge
The coincidental (?) Mercury Lounge and BK Bazaar punk fest continues tonight, but this time the set times are a little nicer to us. After comedian Joe Sib, the only band on this bill goes on at 8:30, and it's Restorations whose new album is an excellent take on gruff punk vocals meeting heartland/blue collar rock. If you're a fan of Lucero, The Hold Steady, Hot Water Music and Bruce Springsteen, don't miss this show.

Iron Chic, Beach Slang, Blessed State, Collect Yourself @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
And the Restorations show, the timing couldn't be more perfect to head to BK Bazaar (music goes from 9 PM-1AMish) which also has a killer lineup. It includes the rough, beery and joyful punk of Iron Chic, the yell-the-night-away anthems of Beach Slang and '80s/'90s post-hardcore devotees Blessed State.

Mark Lanegan, Cobra Verde, Lyenn @ Marlin Room at Webster Hall
Former Screaming Trees frontman Mark Lanegan goes in a synthier direction than you might expect on his new album, Phantom Radio, but his dark, minor chord songwriting style -- and smoky vocals -- remain constant. Opening tonight are long-running Ohio band (and onetime most of Guided by Voices) Cobra Verde.

White Mice, Doomsday Student, Child Bite, Burnt Skull, Necking @ Death By Audio
Providence, RI's weirdest theatrical slingers of doomy industrial noise, White Mice are heading to Brooklyn just to play one of DbA's final shows. Also on the bill are Austin's Burnt Skull who are making their NYC live debut at this show. This should be a wild one.

Saintseneca, LVL UP, Palm @ Glasslands
While "indie folk" tends to actually mean "mainstream folk" as of late, Saintseneca come from DIY roots and bring it back to the sounds of Neutral Milk Hotel, early Arcade Fire, and Fleet Foxes. Support comes from two local crunchy indie rock bands, LVL UP and Palm.

Joey Bada$$, CJ Fly, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution @ Irving Plaza
Nineteen-year-old Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$ does a lot of justice to the rap that was coming out of his hometown around the time he was born. Three members of his Pro Era crew round out this bill. (Vince Staples was also supposed to play but no longer appears to be listed. He's still listed for night 2 at Irving [11/11] as of now though.)

Grifters, Turn To Crime @ Mercury Lounge
Not unlike Guided by Voices, Memphis indie rock greats mixed a love of '60s pop with low-fi aesthetics to make some of the great records of the Clinton era. The band reformed last after 17 years off, and NYC's getting two shows, this being the second.

Alvvays, Absolutely Free, Baked @ Rough Trade
Oh, Canada! Two very different but equally good bands from the Great White North play Rough Trade tonight: Alvvays who make jangly indiepop; and Absolutely Free who are ex DD/MM/YYYY and are on the krautrock tip (fans of Caribou's Andorra take note).

Dream Police, Pampers, Running, Aced @ Saint Vitus
The Men quickly changed from a dark, heavy punk band to a country rock band, and now two of its members (Mark Perro and Nick Chiericozzi) are going in a very different direction with their other project Dream Police (gothy electro). This is a pretty killer bill all around, with the poisoned artpunk of Pampers and Chicago's Running.

TV Girl, MillionYoung, Fielded @ Shea Stadium
TV Girl released the highly-underrated French Exit earlier this year which is a nice mix of indie pop, an early '90s/Daisy Age approach to sampling/beats, and a highly cynical lyrical view of relationships. They don't make it to the East Coast very often.

Shady Hawkins, Aye Nako, Gay Panic, Phantom Rides, Alice @ Silent Barn
Aye Nako's amped up rhythms (thanks to a ferocious drummer) and sugary guitar melodies recall the heyday of pop punk, before the genre was taken over by jet-black bangs and neon t-shirts. This also marks the final show for Shady Hawkins.

FKA Twigs, Boots @ Terminal 5
With her modern update of trip hop, FKA Twigs has been a fast riser with her debut album receiving pretty much across-the-board accolades. She's quite the dancer, too.

Screaming Females, Pujol @ Asbury Lanes
This joint tour hits Screaming Females home turf (well, NJ); underrated Nasville garage rockers Pujol open.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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