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December 25, 2014

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Merry Christmas! Not too much is going on tonight but there's a few highlights below, and you can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows.

Just Blaze, Troy Ave, DJ Soul, Electric Punanny, Va$htie, Oscar @ Webster Hall
Just Blaze is keeping his weekly House Party going during the holidays, and for this one he's got hard-hitting NYC rapper Troy Ave on board too.

Bit Funk, Escort (DJ), Friendly Greg (DJ) @ Cameo
This same dancey lineup happens again late night at the soon-to-close Glasslands tomorrow, but if you can't wait til after Christmas you can experience at Cameo tonight too.

The Maccabeats at BB King's
For the Jews with no Christmas plans (or anyone who wants to go), Jewish a cappella group The Maccabeats turn pop songs into Jewish themes at their annual Christmas day show.

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December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Eve! There's not much of anything going on of note, show-wise, tonight. You can, however, browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Have a safe and happy holiday!

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December 23, 2014

Shilpa Ray @ Baby's All Right in May (more by Chris La Putt)
Shilpa Ray

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

The Ugly Club, Backwords, Economy Punk, Shilpa Ray @ Glasslands
Seven nights of Glasslands left! This varied bill features psych-folk band Backwords, and the always engaging Shilpa Ray (who has new stuff on the way). If you go, be sure to check out all the art.

Allen Toussaint Trio @ City Winery
While most of his best-known songs were made famous by other performers, producer, arranger, hitmaker and general New Orleans living legend Allen Toussaint in no small way helped shape not only the sound of that city's R&B scene but of rock n' roll and pop music in general. Tonight's show is being billed as "A New Orleans Christmas."

Richard Lloyd, Bakersfield Breakers, Certain General, Charlie Roth, Deborah Frost, Deer France, Jahn Xavier, James Wynbrandt, Jana Peri, Pin Ups, The Rousers, Tom Wynbrandt, Tuff Darts, Walter Lure, Walter Steding @ Bowery Electric
Tonight's the "Exile on the Bowery" holiday party featuring loads of performers associated with the late-'70s scene, including Television's Richard Lloyd and CBGB mainstays Tuff Darts.

Todd Barry, Brooks Wheelan, Rory Albanese and Mark Serritella @ Gotham Comedy Club
This edition of "ComedyJuice" features the acerbic, understated Todd Barry, and former SNL castmember Brooks Wheelan.

Black Lives Matter, a Fundraising Event for Eric Garner's Family @ SOB's
The lineup isn't announced for this one, but it's one of a few NYC shows this month happening to raise money for the family of Eric Garner.

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

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December 22, 2014

Downtown Boys @ DbA in November (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Downtown Boys

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

Klaus, Sharif Mekawy Group, Jonathan Toubin (DJ), Cerulean @ Glasslands
There's eight days left of Glasslands and tonight is their Holiday Party, featuring DJ Jonathan Toubin and a host of other fun stuff. It's free and would be a good chance to see the art installations that are up for these last few shows, including Peelander Yellow's backstage mural (tonight's the only night non-performers are allowed there).

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac's weekly show tonight features appearances by Jen Kirkman, Jared Logan, and Subhah Agarwal.

Downtown Boys, Pinkwash @ Silent Barn
It's The Media's 50th Issue party with a live performance by DC's strident Downtown Boys and fellow Don Giovanni-signed Pinkwash, plus readings, a panel on DIY publishing and more.

In School, Pig DNA, Breakout, Howitzer, Raid @ Saint Vitus
NYC's In School (ex-Household) is an all-female hardcore band with queer and people of color members, and they make sneering, pissed off punk that's also catchy as hell.

Lez Zeppelin @ Highline Ballroom
The "all-girl, all-Zeppelin" tribute act tonight is performing "The Song Remains the Same" MSG concerts (July, 1973) and more.

Los Lobos @ City Winery
Legendary LA band Los Lobos, whose new album Si Se Puede: Los Lobo And Friends made NPR's Best of 2014 list, are back in town for another City Winery show. Tonight features two sets -- one "disconnected" and one "plugged-in.

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

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December 21, 2014

The Front Bottoms at Best Buy Theater in June (more by Mimi Hong)
Front Bottoms

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

'Champagne Jam' w/ The Front Bottoms, Craig Finn, Kevin Devine, Magic Mike, So So Glos, Big Ups, Kitty, GDP, Baby Baby, Chris Gethard, Emperor X, Prawn, Tiny Moving Parts, The Guru, Girl Spells @ Webster Hall
BrooklynVegan is proud to co-present this show with headliners The Front Bottoms, which includes a lot of other cool stuff too like Hold Steady singer Craig Finn in solo mode, Meredith Graves' new pal Kevin Devine, post-hardcore noisemakers Big Ups, quirky rappers Kitty and GDP, mathy emo bands Prawn and Tiny Moving Parts, the very funny Chris Gethard, the magician Magic Mike and still more.

Matchess, Cigarettes After Sex, Gel Set, PROMISE LAND @ Baby's All Right
When she's not unleashing her powerful pipes as part of Chicago postpunk outfit Verma, Whitney Johnson makes beguiling soundscapes under the moniker Matchess. She released Seraphastra on cassette in 2013 which got a vinyl release this year via Trouble in Mind. There are vocals but it's more siren song than banshee here.

Heathers, My Favorite, Gingerlys, Expert Alterations @ Cake Shop
NYC indiepop cult heroes My Favorite reformed for this year's Popfest and appear to be back in business for real. They play tonight with the shoegazy Gingerlys and Los Angeles band Heathers.

members of The Antlers, Bear in Haven, Real Estate, Here We Go Magic, People Get Ready, Darkside & more @ Glasslands
Ex-Darkside member Dave Harrington put this show together which includes a ton of cool people from the local NYC scene including The Antlers' Peter Silberman, Bear In Heaven's Jon Philpot, Real Estate's Alex Bleeker, Here We Go Magic's Luke Temple, People Get Ready's Jen Goma and more.

Jawbreaker Reunion, Manors, Adult Mom, Free Cake For Every Creature @ Silent Barn
The Le Sigh, a blog highlighting women in music and art, are celebrating their new zine and compilation tape at this show which includes a lot of artists they cover in the DIY pop spectrum.

Tyler, The Creator, Taco @ Terminal 5
Get wild with Odd Future's craziest MC, Tyler the Creator, at T5 tonight. Sold out.

Harry and the Potters, The Potter Puppet Pals, Draco and the Malfoys, Tonks and the Aurors, Lauren Fairweather, Whomping Willows @ The Bell House
Superfan muggles may wish to attend this Harry Potter themed holiday show, all others may wish to find other entertainment.

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December 20, 2014

Fat White Family at Baby's All Right earlier this month (more by Gretchen Robinette)
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Quilt @ BVSXSW 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Fat White Family, PC Worship, Degreaser, Sunflower Bean @ Baby's All Right
Now calling Brooklyn their home base, UK band Fat White Family will be rubbing their scent on local venues more regularly -- which is good for music fans and maybe bad for clubs' cleaning staffs. It should be said that despite their (deserved) wild rep, FWF have a load of great songs and keep it together live, despite antics.

Matisyahu @ Best Buy Theater
Happy Hanukkah! Matisyahu is here to celebrate the holiday with his annual Festival of Light tour.

Lemuria, Slothrust, Aspiga, The Young Leaves, Prince @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Buffalo's Lemuria have been one of the most consistent makers of indie punk for years now, and they haven't slowed down yet. Their tourmates Prince, just so there's no confusion, are also a punk band, not the singer.

Aye Nako, Heathers, Littler, Fern Mayo, Vagabon @ Shea Stadium
Another good place for indie punk fans to be tonight is Shea Stadium where Brooklyn's great Aye Nako headline.

Widowspeak, Quilt, What Moon Things @ Glasslands
Widowspeak and Quilt have both played Glasslands numerous times over the years and share and share a folky quality to their music. (If you haven't heard Quilt's album from this year, do remedy that). Tonight they both say goodbye to the venue that's last night is New Year's Eve.

Com Truise, Figgy, Nitemoves @ Glasslands
The end of Glasslands is near, so get there while you still can. Tonight's is a dancefloor-moving bill headlined by Com Truise.

Nick Lowe, Los Straightjackets, The Cactus Blossoms @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
You may remember that Nick Lowe released holiday album, Quality Street, last year. He'll be in the spirit again this year, here for two shows, this being the second.

Orden Mundial, Mommy, Blank Spell, Pox @ The Acheron
Hardcore band Orden Mundial are in town all the way from Spain. Tonight's their second of two NYC shows this weekend, so catch them before they're back on the other side of the Atlantic.

Chris Gethard, Dan Licata, Elsa Waithe, BK Beefcakes, Shannon O'Neill, Conner O'Malley @ Union Hall
This show is called "Chris Gethard Fucking Loves Weirdos," which should give you the general tone of what to expect.

Tyler The Creator, Taco @ Starland Ballroom
Odd Future's krazy kid Tyler the Creator headlines NYC's Terminal 5 soon. That's sold out, but if you didn't get tickets there's also a chance to see him in NJ tonight.

The Slackers, Mephiskapheles @ Bell House
Happy Skalidays! Celebrate them right with The Slackers and Mephiskapheles.

Awkwafina, Bebe Panthere, Les Bonhommes @ Knitting Factory
Entertaining NYC rapper Awkwafina (known for hits like "My Vag" and "NYC Bitche$") headlines this bill. It's worth getting there early for the Deerhoof/Rainer Maria-related Les Bonhommes too.

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

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December 19, 2014

Run DMC
Photo: Run DMC at Made In America 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

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

Run-DMC, LL Cool J, DJ Z-Trip, Lecrae, K. Michelle, Diggy Simmons @ Barclays Center
While original Run DMC members Darryl McDaniels and Joseph Simmons reunited back in 2012 for their first shows since the passing of Jam Master Jay, tonight's Xmas show at Barclays Center will be their first public show in the legendary hip hop group's hometown since coming back.

RatKing, Show Me The Body, Young Gutted, '86 @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Run the Jewels may have ran the world of alt-rap this year, but their recent tourmates Ratking's debut album, So It Goes, was another of 2014's finest moments in that genre. Catch them in their hometown tonight for free.

DonChristian, Tigga Calore, Joey LaBeija, False Witness, LE1F (DJ Set) @ Cameo Gallery
If you're into Le1f, there's a chance you're already familiar with this pal, rapper/singer DonChristian, and an even better chance that you'd like his style. He plays Le1f's Kwanzaa show later this month, but tonight he headlines his own NYC show, and Le1f's DJing it.

TK Wonder, Kissey, Evvy, DJ Anthony Bones @ Glasslands
Getting her start in the spoken word scene, Baltimore native TK Wonder blends hip hop, electronic and R&B styles. Also on the bill is Kissey who collaborates with TK under the name Wonderkiss.

Mates of State, Dreamshow @ Mercury Lounge (2 shows)
Indie pop duo Mates of State have two shows at Mercury Lounge tonight (the early show is sold out), and they're promising to debut a bunch of new songs.

RL Grime, Lunice, Branchez @ Terminal 5
Trap producer RL Grime put out his debut LP this year, and quickly got a lot more famous -- tonight's his biggest NYC show yet by far, and it's sold out.

RL Grime, Abjo, Andre Power @ Output
After T5, keep the party going at Output.

Cannabis Corpse, Mammoth Grinder, Inanimate Existence, Mother Brain @ Saint Vitus
Punny stoners Cannabis Corpse and Texas thrashers Mammoth Grinder bring their killer double-billed tour through NYC tonight. Show up early for local two-man band Mother Brain.

Heaven's Gate, The Gradients, Washer, DONE, Half Human @ Silent Barn
It's been more than a year since post-shoegazers Heaven's Gate released their excellent debut album. A new EP is supposedly on the way soon, and perhaps we'll get a taste of that tonight.

Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes & Anna Bass, Buster Poindexter, Regina Carter, Pedrito Martinez, Sofia Rei, Bria Skonberg, The Xylopholks, Molly Ryan, Kat Edmonson @ Town Hall
It's the second annual Gotham Holiday Swing variety show featuring everyone from This American Life host Ira Glass (once again performing with Monica Bill Barnes & Anna Bass), David Johansen in Buster Poindexer guise, Kat Edmonson and more, all backed by Vince Giordano and The Nighthawks Orchestra.

Matthew Dear, Paco Osuna, Aril Brikha, Michael Gracioppo @ Verboten
Hard to pigeonhole, electronic musician Matthew Dear is a mad scientist making dance music hybrids from a number of disparate beakers. While his live shows can be elaborate spectacles, he's in DJ mode tonight alongside Spanish spinner Paco Osuna.

Slava, Draveng, Head Hurtz, Physical Therapy @ Baby's All Right
Doors are at midnight for this late night dance party with Berlin's Draveng and a local faves.

Shilpa Ray, Wild Bore, Young Runner, Stuydeyed @ Cake Shop
Brooklyn punk blueser Shilpa Ray's latest release is 2013's It's All Self Fellatio EP, but she recently announced that she'll follow it with a new album on Northern Spy. Maybe we'll hear some of that tonight.

Zula, eskimeaux, Rivergazer, Trace Mountains, Jordan Martin @ Shea Stadium
A lot of cool names from the local scene are on this bill, including prog poppers Zula, Eskimeaux (the project of Epoch Collective member and Frankie Cosmos band member Gabby Smith), the Porches-related Rivergazer, and Trace Mountains (Dave from LVL UP).

Orden Mundial, Crazy Spirit, Puce Mary, Survival @ Palisades
Danish noise artist Puce Mary's last show in NYC was with Pharmakon earlier this month, and if you like her you'll probably like Puce Mary too. The rest of the bill is on the punk side, with Spain's Orden Mundial, NYC's ripping Crazy Spirit, and local regulars Survival.

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

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December 18, 2014

Real Estate at Pitchfork Fest 2014 (more by James Richards IV)
Real Estate

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

Soulside, Sweet Jesus @ Saint Vitus
Before there was Girls Against Boys, members of that band were in Dischord/DC post-hardcore band Soulside, who broke up back in 1989 but have influenced a ton of bands since. Now they're back and tonight's their second of two NYC shows at Saint Vitus (both sold out). Opening is Sweet Jesus, who feature members of Have Heart, Verse, Dropdead and Soul Control, and are a pretty good fit.

Opeth, In Flames, Red Fang @ Terminal 5
Metal vets Opeth continued their trek into straight up progressive rock on this year's Pale Communion. Tonight they play the big Terminal 5 with Swedish DMers In Flames and Portland riffers Red Fang.

Walter Martin, Kat Edmonson @ Joe's Pub
Having released holiday single "I Walk So Slow (Under The Mistletoe)," together Walter Martin (of Walkmen) and Kat Edmonson will now celebrate the season with a festive show.

Real Estate, Shorts @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Real Estate cap off a very busy year with this free show presented by Converse Rubber Tracks. All free tickets have been claimed already, natch.

Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Emmylou Harris, Loudon Wainwright III, Justin Vivian Bond, Cibo Matto, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Sloan Wainwrigh @ Town Hall
Rufus & Martha Wainwright are celebrating the holiday shows with two shows at Town Hall this week, this being the second. The lineup is loaded with diverse and impressive names including much of the Wainwright family, country singer Emmylou Harris, NYC indie vets Cibo Matto, and the long-active all-around great performer Justin Vivian Bond.

Ice Choir, Maxo, DV-i @ Cameo Gallery
With his current project Ice Choir, Kurt Feldman (TPOBPAH, Depreciation Guild) uncannily recreates '80s new romantic synthpop. Tonight's a release show celebrating their new "Pure Holiday" single.

Maxo, Life Size Maps, Limited, Visuals @ Baby's All Right
Fans of Ice Choir might be a little torn tonight, as Limited (aka Alex Craig of Big Troubles and Ducktails) is working in the same millieu, and tonight's show also features Maxo who is also playing tonight's show at Cameo.

Delicate Steve, Celestial Shore, Jason Bartell (of Fang Island) @ Glasslands
Glasslands has less than two weeks left, and tonight you can check out an excellent lineup of indie rock bands that all exude instrumental technique. Go while you can.

The Black Madonna, Jacques Renault @ Glasslands
The string of final Glasslands shows continues late tonight after the Delicate Steve show with Jacques Renault's 'Let's Play House' party, which has called the Williamsburg venue home many times.

Mitski, Bellows, Small Wonder, 100 Watt Horse @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
Mitski's latest album, Bury Me At Makeout Creek, has made her one of the local Brooklyn scene's more exciting new artists, and it's gotten a bit of year-end acclaim. Tonight she plays with two bands in the talented Epoch collective, Bellows and Small Wonder, as well as 100 Watt Horse.

Nels Cline Ring Nebula Project, Ava Mendoza's Unnatural Ways, Cactus Truck, Cloud Becomes Your Hand @ Trans-Pecos
Two impressive avant-guitarists, Nels Cline and Ava Mendoza, lead bands for tonight's show. Also on the bill is Cactus Truck (from the Netherlands) and one of NYC's better experimental pop bands, Cloud Becomes Your Hand.

Nashville Pussy, Valient Thorr, Against The Grain @ Gramercy Theatre
Nashville Pussy and Valient Thorr bring a double dose of southern heavy metal and partying to Gramercy Theatre tonight. Beers shall be flung.

Har Mar Superstar, Jim Jones, Michael Cummings (of Skaters) @ Bowery Electric
This is the holiday edition of party 'Sally Can't Dance' featuring a host of cool guest appearances, including Har Mar and Jim Jones, plus DJs Jesse Malin and Alix Brown.

Talibam!, Matt Nelson, Brian Chase, robbie l, Adam Starbucks @ Manhattan Inn
Longrunning Brooklyn duo Talibam! headline this night of experimental/drone/noise that also features Yeah Yeah Yeahs drummer Brian Chase. Free, though donations are suggested.

Krill, Palberta, Big Neck Police, Show Me The Body, Big Neck Police @ Shea Stadium
Krill's third album, A Distant Fist Unclenching, is coming out on February 17 via Exploding In Sound / Double Double Whammy, and its new single "Torturer" is another good example of their Spencer Krug meets Western Mass-style rock. You can stream it below.

Pilot to Gunner, Bound and Buried, The Judas Knife, Our Skies Are Noise @ The Acheron
Early 2000s-era post-hardcore band Pilot to Gunner were inactive for a while, but lately they've been anything but. Here's another chance to catch them in their hometown.

John Hodgman @ Grand Masonic Lodge
John Hodgman hosts his monthly Secret Society Meeting, this time given a subtitle, "Public Holiday Spectacle." Note though previous Secret Society meetings have been at Union Hall, this is at the Grand Masonic Lodge in the Flatiron District.

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

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December 17, 2014

Rufus
Soulside
Photos: Rufus Wainwright at Clearwater Fest 2014 (more by Chris La Putt) / Soulside

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

Soulside, Sweet Jesus @ Saint Vitus
Before there was Girls Against Boys, members of that band were in Dischord/DC post-hardcore band Soulside, who broke up back in 1989 but have influenced a ton of bands since. Now they're back and tonight's their first of two NYC shows at Saint Vitus (both sold out). Opening is Sweet Jesus, who feature members of Have Heart, Verse, Dropdead and Soul Control, and are a pretty good fit.

Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Emmylou Harris, Loudon Wainwright III, Justin Vivian Bond, Cibo Matto, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Sloan Wainwright @ Town Hall
Rufus & Martha Wainwright are celebrating the holiday shows with two shows at Town Hall this week, this being the first. The lineup is loaded with diverse and impressive names including other Wainwrights, country singer Emmylou Harris, NYC indie vets Cibo Matto, and the long-active all-around great performer Justin Vivian Bond.

How to Dress Well, Ian Williams, Com Truise & more @ Verboten
This SPIN/Microsoft-presented show "pairs groundbreaking artists across the worlds of music, digital design, and visual art to build one-of-a-kind, collaborative pieces of content." It features How to Dress Well with multi-media artist Melissa Matos (TRUSST), Ian Williams (of Battles/Don Cab) with visual artist Ron Amstutz, and Com Truise with videographer Deborah Johnson (aka CandyStations). To get in, you had to RSVP.

Beach Fossils, PC Worship, Jerry Paper, Red Sea @ Glasslands
NYC indie pop band Beach Fossils have played Glasslands many times over the years, and tonight they return to say goodbye before it closes at the end of the month. It's a cool bill all around, with noise rockers/Parquet Courts pals PC Worship, Jerry Paper (who just signed to Beach Fossils' new label), and Atlanta's tropical/synth poppy Red Sea.

Jordan Lee (Mutual Benefit), Widest Smiling Faces, Cave Cricket, Yaman Palak @ Silent Barn
Jordan Lee's Mutual Benefit project often, um, benefits, from the many musicians he has with him, but he puts on a good show on his own too.

Wynter Gordon, Ronald Paris (of Porches), Frankie Cosmos, Tassemonacy + Steven Reker @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Porches frontman Aaron Maine (aka Ronald Paris) and his girlfriend/collaborator Frankie Cosmos play together a lot, and they've got a big Bowery Ballroom show coming up in February. Tonight they strip things down for solo sets in a smaller room, and weirdly enough the show's being headlined by R&B/pop singer Wynter Gordon. Also weirdly (but cool), the ex-Austra duo Tasseomancy plays a collaborative set with Steven Reker to open the night.

Budos Band, The Citizens Band, Jonathan Toubin (DJ) @ Baby's All Right
This is the "Peace & Love Holiday Ball" which benefits both The David Lynch Foundation and the Ringo Starr Peace & Love Fund. The Budos Band, who usually play much bigger rooms than Baby's, are headliners, with Omaha, NE's funky instrumentalists The Citizens Band playing too, and Jonathan Toubin will be your DJ for the evening.

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.

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

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December 16, 2014

How to Dress Well @ The Slipper Room in June (more by Chris La Putt)
HTDW

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

How to Dress Well, Porcelain Raft, Heems (DJ) @ Glasslands
How to Dress Well continues to progress from his lo-fi R&B beginnings into a real-deal songwriter with much higher production, and this year's "What Is This Heart?" is his best example of that yet. Tonight's his first of two NYC appearances in NYC this week (though tomorrow's will be a less conventional show), and this is one of the last-ever shows at the soon-to-close venue. Sold out.

Reflection Eternal, Black Moon, Smif N Wessun, Chelsea Reject, Niko Is @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
It's Duck Down's annual holiday party, headlined by Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek's duo Reflection Eternal, who haven't played since 2010. Fellow Duck Down vets Black Moon and Smif N Wessun are on there too, along two newer artists. BrooklynVegan is proudly co-sponsoring this one.

Yelawolf @ Gramercy Theatre
Fast-talking southern rapper Yelawolf returns to NYC to headline Gramercy Theatre tonight. He's got a new album in the works for 2015. Maybe he'll play some of that tonight.

Frenchkiss Holiday Party @ Baby's All Right
Record label Frenchkiss is celebrating the holidays at Baby's tonight and a special guest is promised. Any idea who it'll be?

Rhett Miller, Jen Kirkman, Dave Hill, Wyatt Cenac @ City Winery
It's Rhett Miller's annual holiday show with a variety of music and comedy performers (Dave Hill is kinda both).

Gross Relations, Total Girlfriend Experience, Hounds Basket, Dahl Haus @ Knitting Factory
Recalling the fuzzy/synthy indie rock of bands like The Rentals, Brooklyn band Gross Relations make easily digestible pop of their own. They headline this local lineup tonight.

Dan St. Germain's "Christmas Spooktacular" @ Union Hall
Famed bearded New York comic Dan St. Germain is bringing his stand up to Union Hall tonight. He's truly redefined the comedy hustle, performing at every venue from The Stand to Conan in the past few months. Now, he's showcasing his talents in his home turf and bringing some talented friends along with him. Joining the "Spooktacular" is none other than Brooks Wheelan (SNL), Jared Logan (Comedy Central), Kevin Barnett (Sleepwalk With Me), Jacqueline Novak (fresh off her new album "Quality Notions"), and comedy duo Team Submarine (Chicago Sketchfest, NPR, UCB).

Slonk Donkerson, Dances, Heliotropes, Jangula @ Rough Trade
Here's a very solid lineup of Brooklyn indie, including the straight-up guitar pop of Slonk Donkerson and the heavy riffage of Heliotropes.

Estelle @ BB King's Blues Club
UK R&B and soul star Estelle (best known in the U.S for her 2008 hit "American Boy" with Kanye West) will be back with her fourth album, True Romance, early next year. Get an early taste at this intimate show tonight.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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