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September 24, 2014

Earth at Inferno in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
EARTH

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

Mount Eerie, Mecca Normal @ Le Poisson Rouge
Phil Elverum is a prolific artist and though his Mount Eerie project didn't release a record in 2014, he released three during the two previous and has a double album, Sauna, due out early next year. Get a preview of the new stuff tonight.

Sales, Salt Cathedral, Mitski @ Baby's All Right
Orlando duo SALES has shared bills with both electronic art pop band Hundred Watersand lo-fi DIY songwriter Alex G and, though those are pretty different artists to play with, SALES' sound actually falls right in the middle of the two. Lauren Morgan's voice and the writing style are twee-ish indie pop but guitarist/programmer Jordan Shih's production gives it an electronic side that someone like say, Frankie Cosmos, doesn't have.

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

Rokia Traoré @ BAM
Also part of Nonesuch Records at BAM, the sounds of Mali come alive tonight via singer and multi-instrumentalist Rokia Traoré. Note: Toumani Diabaté and Sidiki Diabaté were originally to have played this show but had to drop off the bill.

Lee "Scratch" Perry @ Brooklyn Bowl
As influential as he is eccentric (which is to say, very!), Lee "Scratch" Perry helped created dub with The Upsetters and has pushed the sonic and psychic boundaries of reggae ever since. Brooklyn Bowl's website says the show starts at 8 PM but that sounds really, really, really early for Perry.

Front 242 @ Irving Plaza
With singles like "Headhunter" and "Tragedy for You," Belgium's Front 242 were one of the biggest, most influential industrial/EBM dance acts of the late '80s and early '90s. The band -- which still features core members Jean-Luc De Meyer, Daniel Bressanutti, Patrick Codenys and Richard 23 -- has continued on while other genres came and went.

Nothing Changes @ Home Sweet Home
If you wanna keep the dark, industrial vibes going after Front 242, you may want to head over to late night party Nothing Changes where fog machines and volume knobs are generally set to full blast.

Christopher Owens, Liam Hayes @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Former Girls frontman Christopher Owens will release his second solo album, A New Testament, next week (9/30) which dabbles in country and gospel. The songs sounded great at SXSW this year, and you can still get tickets to tonight's show.

Milagres, Jesse Marchant, Basic Shapes @ Rough Trade
Brooklyn's Milagres make gently anthemic indie, as can be heard on their second album, Violent Light, which came out via Kill Rock Stars this past spring.

Earth, King Dude @ Saint Vitus
Instrumental droners Earth got super heavy and super psych-y on their new album Primitive and Deadly. Catch them tonight with the Americana Gothic sounds of King Dude.

Lily Allen, Lolawolf @ Terminal 5
While her new album, Sheezus, is maybe not the full return-to-form we were hoping for from Lily Allen, she's still a lot of fun live. Unpredictable too. This is her second of two T5 shows this week and tickets are still available.

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

The Black Keys, Cage the Elephant @ Barclays Center
The country's most popular blues garage rock duo headlines their second night Barclays.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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September 23, 2014

Tweedy in Chicago earlier this month (more by Brigid Gallagher)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Laurie Anderson, Kronos Quartet @ BAM
Part of Nonesuch Records at BAM, legendary boundary pusher Anderson teams with the Kronos Quartet for what is sure to be a special evening.

Tweedy, Jeff Tweedy @ BAM
Also part of the Nonesuch celebration, Jeff Tweedy plays twice at this show: a solo set and with Tweedy, the band he has with his son 18-year old son Spencer.

Sondre Lerche, TEEN @ Bowery Ballroom
Sondre Lerche's ambitious new album, Please, finds him dealing with divorce but still managing to find a hummable tunes amidst all the raw nerves and bare emotions. The LP's out today and this is the record release show.

Hag Face, Clean Girls, Dog @ Death by Audio
Canada's Crosss unfortunately had to cancel tonight, but you can still a taste of the Great White North via Calgary garage punks Hag Face.

Christopher Owens, Liam Hayes @ Highline Ballroom
Former Girls frontman Christopher Owens will release his second solo album, A New Testament, next week (9/30) which dabbles in country and gospel. The songs sounded great at SXSW this year, and you can still get tickets to tonight's show.

Panda Bear, Blues Control @ Irving Plaza
While there's still no firm date on Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper, you'll probably get a few (or more than a few) songs from the Animal Collective member's new album at this show tonight.

Yacht, White Fang @ Mercury Lounge
Having just signed to Downtown records, Portland dance duo Yacht will be trying out new material on this tour, plus old favorites too. This is their final of three NYC shows with White Fang. Tickets are still available.

Nada Surf, Elliot Moss @ Rough Trade
Nada Surf are about to start work in Brooklyn on their new album, but will tide fans over with a new B Sides album. You may get to hear a few of those rarities tonight. Sold out.

Lily Allen, Lolawolf @ Terminal 5
While her new album, Sheezus, is maybe not the full return-to-form we were hoping for from Lily Allen, she's still a lot of fun live. Unpredictable too. This is her first of two T5 shows this week. Tonight is sold out but you can still get into Wednesday's show.

Iasos, Laraaji, Dave Harrington, Prince Rama (DJ Set) @ Baby's All Right
Come celebrate the Autumnal Equinox tonight with New Age pioneer Iasos, Darkside's Dave Harrington and more. Expect to hear the word "vibes" a lot. Baby's will have a special menu too.

Ask Me Another w/ Lewis Black @ The Bell House
Another in NPR's "Ask Me Another" live quiz show tapings, tonight features veteran crank and Daily Show contributor Lewis Black.

Mount Eerie, Mecca Normal, Eartheater @ Trans-Pecos
Phil Elverum is a prolific artist and though his Mount Eerie project didn't release a record in 2014, he released three during the two previous and has a double album, Sauna, due out early next year. Get a preview of the new stuff tonight. Mount Eerie also play Le Poisson Rouge on Wednesday.

The Black Keys, Cage the Elephant @ Barclays Center
The country's most popular blues garage rock duo headlines Barclays tonight.

Shovels and Rope, John Fullbright @Music Hall of Williamsburg
All the way from Johns Island, SC,  indie country duo Shovels and Rope just released Swimmin' Time.  This is their second of two sold out NYC shows this week.

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

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September 22, 2014

Panda Bear @ Warsaw in May (more by PSquared)
Panda Bear

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

"Rawk Hawks," "Naranja Bausch," Big Ups @ Shea Stadium
The two top-billed bands at this Shea Stadium show don't seem to exist, but "Rawk Hawks" is a fake song title off the leaked tracklist of Julian Casablancas & the Voidz' new album. Could it be them? And who is "Naranja Bausch"? Big Ups, we know. Sold out.

Courtship Ritual, Mister Small, Jerry Paper, Dinner @ Baby's All Right
With Monica Salazar's strong, charismatic vocals and Jerem Olstead's liquid bass and spare backing, duo Courtship Ritual's mossy vibe recalls Eno, Japan and early Love & Rockets but not really sounding like any of them. Their album on GODMODE is well worth checking out. Opening the night is Danish artist Dinner who just signed to Captured Tracks.

Shovels and Rope, John Fullbright @ Bowery Ballroom
All the way from Johns Island, SC, indie country duo Shovels and Rope just released Swimmin' Time.  This is their first ow two sold out NYC shows this week.

The Harlequins, Boytoy, Flykills, Lilith Velkor @ Death by Audio
Cincinnati, OH's The Harlequins thow a little more pop knowhow your way than the average psych-garage band. Stream their just-released live album below.

YOU, Evil Arrows, Kwame and the Uptown Shakedown, Elizabeth & the Catapult @ Glasslands
Brooklyn-based post-punk trio YOU. just released their third album, Sunchaser, via Dais Recordings. The band made the album with Cult of Youth's Sean Ragon and though they may be chasing the sun, they don't seem to be catching it if the album's gloomy-in-a-good-way songs are any indication.

Panda Bear, Blues Control @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
While there's still no firm date on Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper, you'll probably get a few (or more than a few) songs from the Animal Collective member's new album at this show tonight.

Yacht, White Fang @ Rough Trade
Having just signed to Downtown records, Portland dance duo Yacht will be trying out new material on this tour, plus old favorites too. This is their second of three NYC shows with White Fang. Tonight is sold out.

Startalk Live! @ The Bell House
The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival wraps up its 2014 run with a second night of this popular science/comedy podcast taping, tonight with Neil deGrasse Tyson and "special guests." Sold out.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac is back in the conductor's seat for this week's Night Train that features Nore Davis, Michelle Biloon, John Roy, Roy Wood Jr, and Marcus Monroe.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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September 21, 2014

The Drums on a Times Square rooftop in July (more by Wei Shi)
The Drums

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

King Crimson @ Best Buy Theater
Robert Fripp's legendary prog band King Crimson are back and for this tour Fripp will be joined by Gavin Harrison (drums), Bill Rieflin (drums), Pat Mastelotto (drums), Tony Levin (bass and vocals), Mel Collins (Sax, flute), and Jakko Jakszyk (guitar, vocals). Crimson's got tons of different styles throughout their long career that dates back to the late '60s, so tonight should be anything but predictable. Fourth of four shows.

Marnie Stern, Cayetana, Motion Studies, Crazy Pills @ Brooklyn Flea (3 PM)
The Brooklyn Flea happens every Sunday at 50 Kent, and from today through October 5, they'll also have free music starting at 3 PM. Today's lineup includes guitar heroine/funny stage banterer Marnie Stern, Philly indie rockers Cayetana, Brooklyn electro-funk band Motion Studies and Crazy Pills.

The Drums @ Rough Trade (1:30 PM)
Having played two much larger, sold-out NYC shows already, The Drums play this Rough Trade afternoon show today. You need to buy a copy of new album Encyclopedia which then gets you two entry wristbands into the show.

Simian Mobile Disco, JDH & Dave P @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
SMD's new album was recorded live with old-school analog equipment and no laptops. The duo will be playing it live just like they made it.

Dawn of Humans, Pharmakon, Missionary, Ivy, Cheena @ 538 Johnson
Bushwick DIY venue 538 Johnson is in need of some monetary help so tonight they're throwing this benefit that includes wild punks Dawn of Humans, melodic noise artist Pharmakon, hardcore crew Missionary, garagey punks Ivy, and Cheena.

Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival @ The Bell House
Two events close out the Bell House's 2014 EMCF: 'You're the Expert' which is "a live show, podcast, and new public radio program that uses comedy to make academic research more accessible and exciting" (tickets available); and then the ever-popular 'Star Talk Live!' cohosted by Mirman and Bill Nye (sold out).

Scott & Charlene's Wedding, Cassie Ramone, Free Time, Liam Betson @ Glasslands
You get two different and good Aussie-ex-pat bands tonight (Scott & Charlene's Wedding and Free Time) plus Cassie Ramone (Vivian Girls, The Babies) and Liam Betson (sometimes Titus Andronicus guitarist). Cool show.

Apache Dropout, Degreaser, xNoBBQx, X Wave @ Death by Audio
Lots of Australians on this bill too: Brisbane's noisy xNoBBQx and X Wave, plus Brooklyn's Degreaser (which contains a couple), plus headliners Apache Dropout who make records for the great Trouble in Mind label.

Why?, Dessa @ Le Poisson Rouge
Hip hop-inspired indie rockers Why? and Doomtree's spoken word/rapper/neo-soul singer Dessa are on a tour together which comes to NYC tonight for what should surely be an eccentric show all around.

Steely Dan @ Capitol Theatre
Donald Fagen and Walter Becker bring Steely Dan's "Jamalot Ever After" tour to The Capitol Theatre . Wear your bad sneakers if you like, but we have a feeling they don't serve pina coladas there. Cuervo Gold, perhaps.

Phil Lesh & Friends @ Forest Hills Tennis Stadium
We're sure The Grateful Dead are still loathed by many indie rockers out there, but not all. If you're at all interested, Phil & Friends put on great shows and the setlists are loaded with fan favorites.

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

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September 20, 2014

Nick Cave at Prospect Park in July (more by PSquared)
Nick Cave

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

Nick Cave @ Town Hall
Nick Cave returns to NYC yet again, for another screening of his semi-documentary 20,000 Days on Earth and a solo live performance. Sold out.

King Crimson @ Best Buy Theater
Robert Fripp's legendary prog band King Crimson are back and for this tour Fripp will be joined by Gavin Harrison (drums), Bill Rieflin (drums), Pat Mastelotto (drums), Tony Levin (bass and vocals), Mel Collins (Sax, flute), and Jakko Jakszyk (guitar, vocals). Crimson's got tons of different styles throughout their long career that dates back to the late '60s, so tonight should be anything but predictable. Third of four shows.

Wu Tang Clan, The Diplomats, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Curren$y, Lil Kim, Dom Kennedy @ Barclays Center
It's a stacked bill at Brooklyn's Barclays Center tonight of legendary hip hop from Wu-Tang, Dipset, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony and Lil Kim, plus a couple of the better newer-comers, Curren$y and Dom Kennedy.

The Drums, Beverly, Literature @ Bowery Ballroom
The Drums new album, Encyclopedia, adds some welcome dissonance to their usual helium-fueled surf pop. Tonight's sold out show features two superior indie pop bands: Beverly and Philly's Literature. There's a Sunday matinee show at Rough Trade too.

Backwords, Wild Yaks, Dead Stars, Radical Dads @ Baby's All Right
Backwords have come a long way from their folky beginnings and the band's new album, Nest, is fairly ambitious. They celebrate its release tonight with a very solid lineup of fellow Brooklynites, including classic-style indie rockers, Radical Dads.

Windhand, All Them Witches, Ilsa, Elder @ Saint Vitus
Windhand's doom metal (like most doom metal) is indebted to other bands, especially Electric Wizard, but they've got a sense of melody that makes them genuinely catchy. Their psych-rockin' tourmates All Them Witches are worth catching as well.

Kayo Dot, Islaja, Ill Convoy @ Trans-Pecos
Art metallers Kayo Dot have an insane palette of sounds on their upcoming album, Coffins on Io (obviously), and tonight they'll bring that wacky mix of styles to life at Trans-Pecos.

Kronos Quartet, Natalie Merchant, Rhiannon Giddens, Sam Amidon, Olivia Chaney @ BAM
The "Nonesuch Records at BAM" celebration continues today with an impressive lineup leaning towards the folk side of the spectrum.

Rhett Miller @ City Winery
While his band The Old 97's just released their new album, Most Messed Up, frontman Rhett Miller is in town tonight for this solo show.

Stiff Little Fingers, The So So Glos @ Irving Plaza
Jake Burns has kept the SLF flame alive through myriad lineup changes, though original bassist Ali McMordie is now part of the lineup again. Expect burners like "Suspect Device," "Alternative Ulster" and other favorites.

Yacht, White Fang @ Mercury Lounge
Having just singed to Downtown records, Portland dance duo Yacht will be trying out new material on this tour, plus old favorites too. This is their first of three NYC shows with White Fang. Tonight is sold out.

Those Darlins, Landlady, Heat,The Dirty Nil @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
It's another night of free music and not-free food, drinks, arcade games, shopping and more at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar. Tonight's a good lineup featuring Montreal's HEAT, Brooklyn's Landlady and Nashville's Those Darlins.

Palomar, The Oranges Band, So Cow, Overlord @ Cake Shop
Palomar have been around since the late '90s and have outlasted all sorts of other more hyped Brooklyn bands and scenes, putting out quality indie rock LP after quality indie rock LP. Tonight they play with another longrunning indie band, The Oranges Band, and Ireland's So Cow. That's a good show!

The Gooch Palms, Ed Schrader's Music Beat, New England Patriots, Mr. Transylvania @ Death By Audio
Seemingly every garagey/psych Australian band are on tour in the US right now, and tonight NYC gets Newcastle duo The Gooch Palms, their second of two shows here. DbA mainstays Ed Schrader's Music Beat are also a welcome addition to this lineup.

The Hacker, UNTOLD, Helix, Hank Jackson, Octo Octa @ 88 Palace
UK electronic musician Untold has put out tons of impressive material over the past few years, and had a hand in starting the post-dubstep movement, including an early association with James Blake. Tonight he's in NYC.

Javelin, Ejecta, The Great Void @ Glasslands
Avant-pop band Javelin team up with the Neon Indian-related and nudity-lovin' Ejecta tonight for this show at Glasslands.

The Dandy Warhols, Bonfire Beach @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Celebrating their 20th anniversary as a band this year, snarky psych-pop band The Dandy Warhols play their second of two MHOW shows tonight.

The Cave Singers, Ghost Pal @ Rough Trade
Folk rockers The Cave Singers return to NYC for two shows this weekend, this being the second.

Avi Buffalo @ Rough Trade (2 PM, free)
After taking time off for life stuff, Avi Buffalo is back with his second album, At Best Cuckold, which is another charming, cleverly arranged dose of acoustic-y indiepop. This is a free afternoon show (2 PM) and all ages.

United Waters, Samara Lubelski @ Silent Barn
NY's United Waters (the project of ex-Mouthus member Brian Sullivan) put out their album Sunburner earlier this year on Bathetic (the label Angel Olsen used to be on), and it's 8 tracks of good pop songwriting covered by a hazy coat of lo-fi. Samara Lubelski, who played in Chelsea Light Moving with Thurston Moore and several other projects, is on the bill too.

Doom, Hard Skin, EEL, Crimson Scarlett, Kicker, Nomad @ The Wick
Brooklyn's Burning continues today with UK crust vets Doom headlining, along with Oi!-sters Hard Skin, PE-infused punks EEL, dark punks Crimson Scarlett, the Neurosis/Filth/Dystopia-related Kicker, and Brooklyn noisecore rippers Nomad.

Steely Dan @ Capitol Theatre
Donald Fagen and Walter Becker bring Steely Dan's "Jamalot Ever After" tour to The Capitol Theatre . Wear your bad sneakers if you like, but we have a feeling they don't serve pina coladas there.

The Sugarman 3, Naomi Shelton & Gospel Queens, Daptone Records (DJ set) @ The Lot In Long Island City
The Lot in Long Island City is a free, all ages music & film series and today's afternoon entertainment features classic R&B/soul.

Jonny Greenwood (of Radiohead performing the score to "There Will Be Blood") @ United Palace Theatre
Paul Thomas Anderson's 2007 film There Will Be Blood makes its "live" premiere tonight and the event includes Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood performing his score along with help from the 50-piece Wordless Music Orchestra. This is night 2.

Bill Frisell @ Lincoln Center
Guitarist extraordinaire Bill Frisell, who'll soon be out playing shows with Sam Amidon, is with the Big Sur Quintet tonight, working work entirely from Woodie Gurtherie's catalog.

Dita Von Teese @ Gramercy Theatre
Burlesque star Dita Von Teese hits NYC for five nights as part of her "Burlesque: Strip Strip Hooray!" production. This is the final night.

Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival @ Bell House
The EMCF has two shows at The Bell House tonight: the always popular Pretty Good Friends, and then later one called "You Never Know Who Might Drop By." Both are sold out.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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September 19, 2014

The Replacements at Coachella 2014 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Coachella
Replacements

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

The Replacements, The Hold Steady, Deer Tick @ Forest Hills Stadium
Original Replacements members Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson have been back on the road since late 2013 for their first live shows in years, and tonight they finally bring the reunion to NYC. Their sets have pretty much been all hits so you can probably expect to hear a lot of the songs you're hoping for tonight. Both openers are bands that are definitely influenced by The 'Mats, and are also forces of their own. Whole show should be fun all around.

Devendra Banhart, Stephin Merritt, Iron and Wine @ BAM
Part of Nonesuch Records at BAM, tonight is a trio of solo performances from the label's more pop side. Merritt, of Magnetic Fields, Gothic Archies, Future Bible Heroes and other groups, doesn't play out so much anymore so tonight is a somewhat rare live show for him.

Trust, Crater, Glass Gang @ Irving Plaza
Trust is the nom-de-synth of Toronto artist Robert Alfons who makes puts a gothy spin on house pop, courtesy his rather sinister vocal style.

Metronomy, Dawn Golden @ Warsaw
Metronomy's new album, Love Letters, the normally electronic-leaning band headed into almost early-'70s Kinks territory. Live, though, the songs bounce a little more than on the record, and they don't skimp on favorites like "The Look," "Radio Ladio," and "The Bay."

The Weeknd, Schoolboy Q, Jhene Aiko @ Barclays Center
The Weeknd got some buzz off the strength of his trilogy of mixtapes back in 2011, and now with a proper full length under his belt and three more years of fast-rising exposure, he's taking on his first headlining arena show in NYC. Good openers too: Black Hippy rapper Schoolboy Q (whose solid Oxymoron came out this year), and druggy R&B singer Jhene Aiko.

King Crimson @ Best Buy Theater
Robert Fripp's legendary prog band King Crimson are back and for this tour Fripp will be joined by Gavin Harrison (drums), Bill Rieflin (drums), Pat Mastelotto (drums), Tony Levin (bass and vocals), Mel Collins (Sax, flute), and Jakko Jakszyk (guitar, vocals). Crimson's got tons of different styles throughout their long career that dates back to the late '60s, so tonight should be anything but predictable. Second of four shows.

Broncho, Low Litas, Nuns @ Baby's All Right
Broncho's brand of rock falls somewhere between garage and powerpop, and is chock full o' hooks. Tonight's their second of two NYC shows.

Here We Go Magic, Coastgaard, Eastern Midwestern, White Bike @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
It's another night of free music and not-free food, drinks, arcade games, shopping and more at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar. Tonight's a sweet line-up of local indie, headlined by Luke Temple's Here We Go Magic.

The Gooch Palms, Life Stinks, Lame Drivers @ Cake Shop
Seemingly every garagey/psych Australian band are on tour in the US right now, and tonight NYC gets Newcastle duoe The Gooch Palms, their first of two shows here.

Les Bonhommes, So Cow, Shark?, Shorts @ Death By Audio
Les Bonhommes are one of Greg Saunier's many non-Deerhoof bands; Ireland's So Cow makes superior indiepop. This will be a good night at DbA.

Kid Congo Powers & The Pink Monkey Birds, Apache Dropout @ Glasslands
Apache Dropout @ Glasslands
Kid Congo Powers has played in The Gun Club, The Cramps and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, which is an impressive enough CV to just rest on your laurels, but he's still making cool new music. You'll probably get a few songs from his former jobs too.

Cibo Matto, Nels Cline @ McKittrick Hotel
There's no doubt that Cibo Matto are fully back in action, having already played a ton of hometown shows lately. Here's another, and it's with guitar great Nels Cline.

The Dandy Warhols, Bonfire Beach @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Celebrating their 20th anniversary as a band this year, psych-pop band The Dandy Warhols play their first of two MHOW shows tonight.

Andy Stott, Demdike Stare, Millie and Andrea, Miles, Sean Cantry @ Output
Electronic greats Andy Stott and Demdike Stare join forces tonight for what is already an excellent double bill, but they'll be sweetening the deal by including a set from Millie & Andrea, the collaborative project of Andy Stott and Miles of Demdike Stare.

Gigan, Pyrrhon, Artificial Brain, Open Dile @ Saint Vitus
Head to Vitus tonight for a triple attack of tech death from Gigan, Pyrrhon and Artificial Brain.

Stiff Little Fingers @ Stone Pony
Jake Burns has kept the SLF flame alive through myriad lineup changes, though original bassist Ali McMordie is now part of the lineup again. Expect hits like "Suspect Device," "Alternative Ulster" and other favorites.

Bill Frisell @ Apple Room (Lincoln Center)
Guitarist extraordinaire Bill Frisell, who'll soon be out playing shows with Sam Amidon, is with the Big Sur Quintet tonight, working work entirely from Woodie Gurtherie's catalog.

Michael Che, Nick Thune, Jon Glaser @ Bell House (EMCF)
The 2014 Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival continues tonight with "A Night of Cutie Pies" featuring soon-to-be 'Weekend Update' co-anchor Michael Che, 'Delocated' star Jon Glaser, plus Nick Thune, and Karen Kilgariff.

Steely Dan @ The Capitol Theatre
Donald Fagen and Walter Becker bring Steely Dan's "Jamalot Ever After" tour to The Cap. Wear your bad sneakers if you like, but we have a feeling they don't serve pina coladas there.

Jonny Greenwood (of Radiohead performing the score to "There Will Be Blood") @ United Palace Theatre
Paul Thomas Anderson's 2007 film There Will Be Blood makes its "live" premiere tonight and the event includes Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood performing his score along with help from the 50-piece Wordless Music Orchestra. They'll do it again tomorrow too.

Dita Von Teese @ Gramercy Theatre
Burlesque star Dita Von Teese hits NYC for five nights as part of her "Burlesque: Strip Strip Hooray!" production. This is the fourth.

The Cave Singers, Alpenglow @ Mercury Lounge
Folk rockers The Cave Singers return to NYC for two shows this weekend, this being the first.

Sam Smith @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Sam Smith's solo music may not get you dancing like his Disclosure collaboration does, but head to Hammerstein tonight to see what else he can offer.

OK Go @ Bowery Ballroom
OK Go aren't the most consistent band, but they're putting out their fourth album next month and from the sound of its lead single it may see them in going in more of a synth pop direction. They'll DJ Glasslands after this show.

Hari Kondabolu @ Carolines On Broadway
NYC comedian Hari Kondabolu (older brother of Das Racist's Dapwell) put out his debut standup album out this year on Kill Rock Stars and has continued to be a regular on the scene since.

Doom, Lecherous Gaze, Aspects of War, Razorheads @ The Wick
Brooklyn's Burning begins tonight, headlined by UK crust vets Doom (who also headline tomorrow), along with psych punks Lecherous Gaze, d-beaters Aspects of War and the likeminded Razorheads.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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September 18, 2014

King Crimson
KC

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

King Crimson @ Best Buy Theater
Robert Fripp's legendary prog band King Crimson are back and for this tour Fripp will be joined by Gavin Harrison (drums), Bill Rieflin (drums), Pat Mastelotto (drums), Tony Levin (bass and vocals), Mel Collins (Sax, flute), and Jakko Jakszyk (guitar, vocals). Crimson's got tons of different styles throughout their long career that dates back to the late '60s, so tonight should be anything but predictable. First of four shows.

Ty Segall, La Luz @ Webster Hall
This is Ty's second night at Webster Hall, this time with support from Seattle's super-fun surf band La Luz. Ty's hot off his fantastic new album, Manipulator, and he's at the top of his game right now. Tickets are still available.

Metronomy, Dawn Golden @ Irving Plaza
Metronomy's new album, Love Letters, the normally electronic-leaning band headed into almost early-'70s Kinks territory. Live, though, the songs bounce a little more than on the record, and they don't skimp on favorites like "The Look," "Radio Ladio," and "The Bay."

The Skygreen Leopards, Lower Plenty @ Baby's All Right
Skygreen Leopards have been part of San Francisco's psych scene since the early '00s, with the core duo of Glenn Donaldson and Donovan Quinn with various expanding and contracting bandmates over the years. The music has remained consistent, however, pastoral folk pop indebted to the city's mid-'60s flower-power scene. The band just released Family Crimes over the summer. Tonight's show is with Chicago's J Fernandez whose brand of indiepop leans towards The Monochrome set.

Junglepussy, UNiiQU3, Thurmon Green @ Baby's All Right
NYC rapper Junglepussy has been playing an increasing amount of local shows lately and keeps winning over audiences. Maybe tonight's your chance to catch her.

WIFE @ Baby's All Right (FREE, 11 PM)
Hang around Baby's after the Junglepussy show for a free show from WIFE, the electronic project of former Altar of Plagues vocalist/guitarist James Kelly.

The Growlers, The Garden @ Bowery Ballroom
Part of the Burger Records family of bands, The Growlers' make crunchy party rock that goes well with an attempted keg stand. Sold out.

Turquoise Jeep, Oxymorrons, Saba @ Brooklyn Bowl
Turquoise Jeep have made quite the stir on YouTube for their viral singles like "Lemme Smang It," and tonight they team up with a slightly more serious rap group, Oxymorrons.

Literature, Crazy Pills, Big Quiet, BBOYS @ Cake Shop
Philadelphia band Literature just released Chorus via Slumberland and it's a real sparkler. The band are a lot of fun live too, and loud, not your typical wallflower indiepop!

Axis:sovA, Life Stinks, Weird Womb, The Flag @ Death By Audio
The moniker of Chicago musician Brett Sova, Axis: Sova just made the tape Worse Fools Cease to Be a Shadow which for the first time features him backed by other musicians (two in this case). It's shitgazy psych, dirty and in your face. They just opened for Ty Segall at Webster Hall last night. Also playing San Francisco's Life Stinks, and Brooklyn bands Weird Womb and The Flag.

Half Waif, Pinegrove, Una Lux, Poor Remy @ Glasslands
Half Waif makes synthy art pop similar to Austra or Zola Jesus, and tonight she headlines hometown venue Glasslands.

Broncho, EZTV, Low Litas @ Mercury Lounge
Broncho's newest LP is a good mix of indie rock, power pop and other influences. Tonight's their first of two NYC shows this week.

Hiss Golden Messenger, Alexandra Sauser-Monnig @ Rough Trade
Hiss Golden Messenger is on Merge for his new album which has him going into bigger-sounding and more intricately-layered territories. Mountain Man's Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, who guests on the record, opens the show.

Black Cobra, Lo-Pan, Kings Destroy, Godmaker @ Saint Vitus
Invisible Oranges is proudly presenting this show which is the NYC stop for sludge duo Black Cobra and stoner rockers Lo-Pan. Kings Destroy and Godmaker round out the bill.

Kode9, Mala, DJ Spinn, Taso, Ikonika, Scratcha DVA, Jubilee, Star Eyes @ Verboten
Forward-thinking electronic label Hyperdub is currently taking a chunk of their roster on the road, including founder Kode9, and that hits NYC tonight.

Billy Bragg, Billy The Kid @ City Winery
While known for his politics, Billy Bragg is at his best when writing about matters of the heart. A true troubadour, Bragg entertains equally with his music and between-song stories. Always worth seeing.

Dita Von Teese @ Gramercy Theatre
Burlesque star Dita Von Teese hits NYC for five nights as part of her "Burlesque: Strip Strip Hooray!" production. This is the third.

Talib Kweli @ Blue Note
NYC hip hop great Talib Kweli graces his hometown with a show at the Blue Note tonight. He'll be joined by a live band.

Sam Smith, Broods @ United Palace Theatre
Sam Smith's solo music may not get you dancing like his Disclosure collaboration does, but head to United Palace tonight to see what else he can offer.

Giant Peach, Brick Mower, Outta Gas, The Meltaways @ The Vangarden
New York's Giant Peach make quality punky indie rock (check out their new demos), and tonight they hit Brooklyn's The Vangarden (104 Emerson Pl.) for the first night of their tour. Tonight and tomorrow's Philly show are also both with Don Giovanni-signed Brick Mower, who are always worth catching as well.

Input w/ Midland, Jimmy Edgar, T. Williams, Cranks @ Output
Output's weekly Input party is tonight with UK house producer Midland, Detroit electronic musician Jimmy Edgar and others.

Elna Baker, Kevin Townley, Bridget Everett, Dave Hill @ The Bell House (Eugene Mirman Comedy Fest)
The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival is back, and tonight's kickoff show has been dubbed "Gowanus Idol." What kind of talents will Ira Glass, Amy Schumer, Bridget Everett, Bobby Tisdale, Amber Tamblyn, Dave Hill (and more) be showing off? This is one of the few EMCF shows you can still get tickets to.

OK Go @ Le Poisson Rouge
OK Go aren't the most consistent band, but they're putting out their fourth album next month and from the sound of its lead single it may see them in going in more of a synth pop direction.

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

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September 17, 2014

Ty Segall @ MHOW, 2013 (more by PSquared)
Ty

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

Ty Segall, Wand, Axis:sovA @ Webster Hall
Having just released his no-filler double album Manipulator, Ty Segall is at the top of his game and tonight's show -- featuring likeminded LA band Wand -- should be bananas.

Islands, TEEN, Cantina @ Baby's All Right
Though The Unicorns reunion only consisted of a few shows, Nick Diamonds is still staying active with his band Islands, who have been pretty consistent since the Unicorns' initial demise. They return to NYC tonight for this show with TEEN, who are also worth catching.

Slow Club, Nick Mulvey, Margaret Glaspy @ Bowery Ballroom
UK duo Slow Club released their third album, Complete Surrender, earlier this summer. Continuing the trajectory of 2011's Paradise, Rebecca Taylor and Charles Watson have left their winsome acoustic days behind in favor of a much fuller pop sound. They remain charming as ever, though.

The English Beat @ Brooklyn Bowl
If you aren't too concerned that Dave Wakeling is the only original member of the band, and don't mind hearing General Public songs too, you'll probably have a good time singing along to "Save it for Later," "Mirror in the Bathroom" and "Tenderness."

Literature, Gingerlys, Expert Alterations, Kissing Is A Crime @ Death By Audio
A very solid night of jangly indiepop, headlined by Philadelphia's Literature whose new album, Chorus, is a real sparkler. The band are a lot of fun live too, and loud.

How To Dress Well, Nite Jewel @ Irving Plaza
How to Dress Well's roots as a lo-fi R&B artist are pretty far behind him, as he's now got a bigger sound and is using it to express himself as a serious songwriter. He only keeps getting better, as tonight's show will surely prove.

Lia Ices, My Body @ Mercury Lounge
Lia Ices' last album had her collaborating with Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, and this time around she's taking a much different approach, working with A$AP Rocky/Lil B producer Clams Casino. The results are interesting to say the least.

Bear in Heaven, Young Magic, Wife @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg
Brooklyn spacerockers Bear in Heaven wrap up their album Time is Over One Day Old with two NYC shows with Young Magic, this being the second and on Williamsburg home turf.

Alexander Turnquist, Anawan, EvaSalina, TIGUE @ Pioneer Works
Like his other works, Turnquist's new album Flying Fantasy combines the busy picking of American primitive guitar pioneered by John Fahey, the modern classical minimalism of Steve Reich, and the ruminative, reflective qualities of a new-age composer such as Lubomyr Melnyk. After a few health scares, he's back in action and this Red Hook venue should be a cool place to catch him.

Billy Bragg, Billy The Kid @ City Winery
While known for his politics, Billy Bragg is at his best when writing about matters of the heart. A true troubadour, Bragg entertains equally with his music and between-song stories. Always worth seeing.

Dita Von Teese @ Gramercy Theatre
Burlesque star Dita Von Teese hits NYC for five nights as part of her "Burlesque: Strip Strip Hooray!" production. This is the second.

Dinowalrus, The Tony Castles, ARMS, Fasano @ Glasslands
A night of long-running Brooklyn/NYC bands, and its nice to see the underrated The Tony Castles on a live bill.

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

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

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September 16, 2014

The Drums on Novotel roof in July (more by Wei Shi)
Drums

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

Public Enemy, PE2.0, Kendo The Almost Famous @ Brooklyn Bowl
Chuck D, Flava Flav, Professor Griff and the rest of the PE crew are in full effect tonight. Bass! Bring the noise!

Grouplove, Portugal. The Man, Typhoon @ Central Park Rumsey Playfield
We may not be the biggest fans of the headliner, but it's worth hitting this show for the proggy indie rock of Portugal. The Man and the art/chamber pop of Typhoon.

Wand, Honey, Florida @ Death By Audio
A night off from their tour with Ty Segall (which hits NYC on Wednesday and Thursday), LA psych rock unit Wand play this much smaller, sure to be sweatier show, at one of Williamsburg's last DIY spaces. Local band Honey are definitely worth showing up early for. And despite it seeming like something that would happen, Ty is NOT playing the show bummer!).

Sick Feeling, Turbogeist, Simon Doom @ Glasslands
Brooklyn's Sick Feeling including current and former members of Ink & Dagger, Trail of Dead, Trash Talk and others, and they make a kind of killer hardcore punk that you may expect from a band with a resume like theirs. They were great at our Red Bull Sound Select show this past Friday. Catch them again tonight.

The Drums, Beverly @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
The Drums new album, Encyclopedia, adds some welcome dissonance to their usual helium-fueled surf pop. Tonight and Saturday's shows are sold out but there's a Sunday matinee at Rough Trade you can still get into.

Whirr, Sannhet, Cloakroom, Sad Actor @ The Studio at Webster Hall
It's a good bill all around with the heavy shoegaze of Whirr, the sludgy slowcore of their tourmates Cloakroom, the post rock/post metal of locals Sannhet, and Whirr's grungy pals, Sad Actor.

Lorde, Majical Cloudz @ United Palace Theatre
Australian pop ingenue/sensation and emotional bare wire Majical Cloudz may seem like a strange match for touring partners, but here we are. United Palace is a lovely theatre, that's for sure.

Bear in Heaven, Young Magic, Wife @ Bowery Ballroom
Brooklyn spacerockers Bear in Heaven wrap up their album Time is Over One Day Old with two NYC shows with Young Magic. This is the first.

Dita Von Teese @ Gramercy Theatre
Burlesque star Dita Von Teese hits NYC for five nights as part of her "Burlesque: Strip Strip Hooray!" production.

John Mayall @ City Winery
Having fostered the talents of such folks as Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Jack Bruce, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood and others, John Mayall is British blues royalty.

Joell Ortiz & Friends @ S.O.B.'s
Slaughterhouse member Joell Ortiz is going solo this year with a new album, House Slippers, and tonight's the release party for that. Guests are promised, and with the album including Joe Budden, Crooked I, Royce Da 5'9, B.o.B., Mally Stakz, Lee Carr, Sahlance, Maino and Kaydence, it doesn't seem out of the question that at least one of those will show up.

Seth Herzog's SWEET @ Slipper Room
Having just celebrated its 10th annersary last week, Seth Herzog's SWEET gets back to business as usual: being one of the most consistent comedy shows in the city.

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

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September 15, 2014

Joyce Manor at Rough Trade in July (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Joyce Manor

Love Inks at MHOW in 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Joyce Manor

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

John Darnielle (reading), John Hodgman @ Le Poisson Rouge
While Mountain Goats main man John Darnielle has always been a storyteller, he's never written a book before now. His first novel, Wolf In White Van, comes out this week and he'll be reading from it and discussing it in NYC tonight. Joining him is Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman.

Joyce Manor, The Exquisites, Mike Bell and The Movies @ Bowery Ballroom
Cali rippers Joyce Manor make melodic punk with every ounce of fat trimmed (their most recent and longest album is 10 songs in 19 minutes), and those songs truly come alive at their shows. Tonight's their largest headlining gig in NYC yet and sold out. Sure to get rowdy.

No Joy, Tonstartssbandht @ Mercury Lounge
No Joy's shoegaze is the way it should be, a mesmerizing wall of sound and extremely loud. They're on tour opening for Deafheaven (just played MHOW last night), but will squeeze in this small headlining show tonight. Eccentric duo Tonstartssbandht open.

Strand of Oaks, Christopher Denny @ Rough Trade
Timothy Showalter has been making excellent folk as Strand of Oaks for a few years now, but for this year's HEAL LP he added a full band and a more rock-inspired sound and it's been putting him in increasingly larger venues. They'll be back in the winter for a Bowery Ballroom show, but will first play the smaller Rough Trade tonight (sold out). Opening is unique country singer Chris Denny, who has a new album out on Partisan this year.

Voice Coils, Ovlov, Ronald Paris, New Firmament @ Death by Audio
Brooklyn's Voice Coils include members of various local (or local-ish) bands, including Roomrunner, Mitski, Extra Life, Porches, Skeletons, Couch Slut and more. Together they make metallic prog and though that may be an unlikely style from this group, they do it well. Tonight's their 7" release show.

Love Inks, Air Waves, Hollow and Akimbo @ Glasslands
Austin's Love Inks make more of their minimalist pop on this year's Exi, their third album which came out last week. Local indie pop band Air Waves should be a good match too.

Final Bloom, Expert Alterations, Semi-Femme, Synths and Slides @ Palisades
Dark synth duo Final Bloom recall the sounds of '80s goth and industrial and they do the sound justice. Meanwhile, Semi Femme is the current band of Orca Team's Leif Anders and they make quality dark post-punk.

Lorde, Majical Cloudz @ United Palace Theatre
Australian pop ingenue/sensation and emotional bare wire Majical Cloudz may seem like a strange match for touring partners, but here we are.

Accept, Raven @ Gramercy Theatre
Two veterans of heavy metal meet up at Gramercy Theatre tonight with German speed pioneers Accept and NWOBHM-ers Raven.

John Mayall, Matt Andersen @ City Winery
British electric blues legend John Mayall led the influential Bluesbreakers in the '60s whose shifting lineup included a young Eric Clapton, Peter Green (later of Fleetwood Mac), Mick Taylor (later of The Rolling Stones) and others. He's in NYC for a two-night run at City Winery this week, tonight's being the first.

Night Train w/ guest ghost Hari Kondabolu @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac's weekly Night Train comedy show continues tonight with Hari Kondabolu guest hosting. Other guests include Kevin Avery, Janelle James, Ross Parsons, Jim Hamilton and Sean Devlin.

Brooklyn, Stand Up!! @ Knitting Factory
It's a night of free comedy including new SNL 'Weekend Update' co-anchor Michael Che, plus Katrina Braxton, Mike Cannon, Chris Disstefano, Kyle Grooms, Joe List and Amber Nelson.

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

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