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April 18, 2015

Doldrums at Bowery Ballroom in 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Doldrums
RSD at Rough Trade last year (more by Amanda Hatfield)
RSD15

Don't forget the L Train is not running between 8th Ave and Bedford Ave this weekend, so plan accordingly. You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Record Store Day
It's maybe gotten a little out of hand (a lot out of hand) with all the exclusive releases but any day that encourage people to go buy records in actual record stores is okay by us. Expect lines and for the hot-ticket items to go quick, so get there early. Or you can just go and see some live in-store performances, or drink some free beer. Check out our guide to events for more info.

Dresden Dolls, Buzzcocks (signing), Kim Gordon (book signing), Lord Raja, Special Guests, Saun & Starr, Howlin' Rain, Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires @ Rough Trade
Rough Trade has the most going on Saturday. Having either Record Store Day or Dresden Dolls perform for free would be enough to pack the place. Today you get both, plus Kim Gordon and Buzzcocks stopping by to sign stuff, and more performances. All free. The records, you gotta pay for.

Doldrums, Moon King, Malory @ Baby's All Right
Airick Woodhead's new album as Doldrums is both poppier and dancier than anything he's done before, while remaining resolutely of odd. Moon King, which is fronted by Airick's brother Daniel, both open the show and play as a part of Doldrums live band. They're both exciting live bands, recommended. Midnight show.

The Juan Maclean (live), Matt Cash (DJ set), Learning Center (live), Gavin Russom (live), Beto Cravioto (DJ set), The Juan Maclean (DJ Set) @ Cameo Gallery
While they're mainstays on the DJ circuit, it's been a long time since The Juan Maclean actually played live. To get back into the swing, they're doing a six-night Brooklyn residency, starting tonight with three shows at Cameo then next week at Union Pool. Tonight's show is sold out, but tickets will be available at the door for the afterparty featuring Juan & Nancy and others on DJ duty.

Kingdom, Bok Bok, Na, Rizzla, Prince Will w/ Kelela @ 88 Palace
Fade to Mind throws a stacked Dark Disco dance party at 88 Palace tonight with a handful of the label's artists and friends.

Prurient, Andy Stott, Sannhet @ The Wick
Tonight's installment of Pitchfork and Blackened Music's ongoing 'Tinnitus' series is a very diverse and especially great one. There's noisemaker Prurient, lush IDM wiz Andy Stott, and sensory-overload post-metal trio Sannhet.

The Album Leaf, Drop Electric, The Tablets, Han Demo @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Jimmy LaValle's long-running post-rock project The Album Leaf has been at it since the '90s, though they haven't put out a new album since 2012. Jimmy did do the soundtrack to the movie Spring this year though. Maybe we'll hear some of that.

Cosmonaut, Turnip King, Baby Acid, Acid Dad @ Alphaville
Chill out in Alphaville's new performance room and check out a nice bill of local indie rock, including the Strokes-y pop of Cosmonaut and the '90s-ish sounds of Sea Cliff, LI's Turnip King. Plus: two bands with "Acid" in their name. Trippy!

Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, The Everymen, The Brooklyn What @ Knitting Factory
Southern sleazy riffmongers Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires, who played Rough Trade's RSD celebration earlier in the day, headline Knit tonight, playing with two solid, no-nonsense punk rock bands.

Seoul, Ballet School @ Knitting Factory
Montreal's Seoul make featherlight pop that is laid-back but engaging, owing to much to the hushed cool of '80s groups like The Dream Academy and The Blue Nile. Tonight's show is with Bella Union band Ballet School.

Ava Luna, Palehound, LVL UP, Palberta @ Silent Barn
Ava Luna's sound -- part indie rock, part R&B, part cerebral thesis -- doesn't seem like it would work on paper but actually sounds pretty natural. Their brand new album (tonight's the band's second release show this weekend), Infinite House, is the best thing they've done yet.

The New Lines, Pale Lights, Ghost Gum, DJ Keith D'Arcy @ WFMU Monty Hall
WFMU's new performance space, named after everyone's favorite Let's Make a Deal host, has been putting on some good show, and this is an fine night of indiepop, featuring the analogue synth baroque sounds of The New Lines, and C-86 style jangle of The Pale Lights.

Idiot Son, White Pisces, Bodega Bay, Royal Garde, The Regrets @ Bohemian Grove
White Pisces feature members of Slow Warm Death and Street Smart Cyclist, and if you dig those bands' style of raw unrestrained rock, you'll probably dig White Pisces too. Their new album came out this week on Square of Opposition.

Jeff Beck, Tyler Bryant @ Capitol Theatre
Guitar legend Jeff Beck (of The Yardbirds, The Jeff Beck Group and more) is in the midst of a multi-night NYC-area run with Jimmy Hall, who fronted the '70s southern rock band Wet Willie, on vocals.

Daddy Long Legs, Muck & The Mires, The Lonely Teardrops @ Bowery Electric
Daddy Long Legs are one of the newer bands on trusty garage rock label Daddy Long Legs, but they owe a lot of their sound to the label's veterans. If you lose those bands, you may dig DDL too.

Brooklyn Folk Festival
The annual Brooklyn Folk Festival continues tonight and runs through Sunday. This year it takes place at its largest venue yet, St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church. Today's performers include Frank Fairfield, Naomi Shelton, Bruce Molsky and more.

Viking, Possessor, Attacker, Iron Force @ Saint Vitus
LA thrash metal vets Viking put out two full lengths on Metal Blade in the '80s, but then broke up by the end of the decade. But they've been back for a few years now, and this past March they put out their first new album in over 25 years.

NEW YORK'S ALRIGHT
NYC multi-venue punk/hardcore festival New York's Alright continues today through Sunday. There's a lot of great shows tonight, including '80s UK deathrock rock Part 1 (second NYC show ever) at Vitus with a genre-appropriate lineup of newer bands Anasazi, Pleasure Leftists and Institute; Philly's rising rockers Sheer Mag at Acheron; the stacked LPR show and more. Here's tonight's shows...

Part 1, Anasazi, Pleasure Leftists, Institute @ Saint Vitus
Sheer Mag, Vanity, Bad Noids, Tapehead, Gowanus Mutant Commandos @ The Acheron
Warhead, Warthog, La Misma, Blood Pressure, Contingent, 2x4 @ Le Poisson Rouge
Condominium, Mystic Inane, Freak Vibe, Nandas @ Palisades

Tonight's Earl Sweatshirt / Vince Staples show is cancelled.

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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April 17, 2015

photo: Pity Sex at Webster Hall in 2014 (more by Mimi Hong)
Pity Sex

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

Buzzcocks, Doug Gillard @ Stone Pony
One of the OG UK punk bands, Buzzcocks had pop smarts from the get-go with a string of classic singles. Pete Shelley and Steve Diggle are still at it, having released The Way last year, that doesn't fiddle with their formula. Doug Gillard, who has played in Guided by Voices, Cobra Verde, Nada Surf and makes his own great guitar pop, opens..

Pity Sex, Foxes in Fiction, John Galm, Spirit of the Beehive @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Ann Arbor punkgazers Pity Sex headline this stacked free show that also includes the ambient Foxes In Fiction, former Snowing/Street Smart Cyclist vocalist John Galm, and Philly indie rockers Spirit of the Beehive.

The Juan Maclean (live), Delia Gonzalez (live), Midnight Magic (DJ set) @ Cameo Gallery
While they're mainstays on the DJ circuit, it's been a long time since The Juan Maclean actually played live. To get back into the swing, they're doing a six-night Brooklyn residency, starting tonight with three shows at Cameo then next week at Union Pool. Tonight's show is with fellow (but very different) DFA artist Delia Gonzalez.

Doldrums, Moon King @ Mercury Lounge
Airick Woodhead's new album as Doldrums is both poppier and dancier than anything he's done before, while remaining resolutely of odd. Moon King, which is fronted by Airick's brother Daniel, both open the show and play as a part of Doldrums live band. They're both exciting live bands, recommended.

Blind Idiot God, Insect Ark @ Saint Vitus
Experimental instrumental rock vets Blind Idiot put out releases on SST, Bill Laswell's label and John Zorn's label back in the late '80s and early '90s (all produced by Laswell except for one by Martin Bisi), and earlier this year they finally put out their first album in 23 years. It has them in fine form, as tonight's show likely will too.

Blitzen Trapper (performing Neil Young's "Harvest") @ City Winery (2 shows)
This weekend, Blitzen Trapper are releasing a live tribute to Neil Young's Harvest album, and today they're also playing it in full at two NYC shows.

Ava Luna, Nat Baldwin, Warehouse @ Baby's All Right
Ava Luna's sound -- part indie rock, part R&B, part cerebral thesis -- doesn't seem like it would work on paper but actually sounds pretty natural. Their brand new album (tonight's the release show), Infinite House, is the best thing they've done yet.

Brokeback, Holy Sons, Chris Brokaw @ Trans-Pecos
Doug McCombs of post-rock giants Tortoise and indie rock vets Eleventh Dream Day has also led the band Brokeback since the late '90s. They headline tonight, and it's a good show all around with Holy Sons, the project of Emil Amos (also of Om and Grails), and Codeine/Come guitarist Chris Brokaw (who's also playing in Brokeback tonight).

Spirit Family Reunion, Innove Gnawa Band, Morgan O'Kane @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn's Spirit Family Reunion make trad-style folk inspired by old timey country and bluegrass. Catch them in their hometown tonight.

Jeff Beck, Tyler Bryant @ The Paramount
Guitar legend Jeff Beck (of The Yardbirds, The Jeff Beck Group and more) is in the midst of a multi-night NYC-area run with Jimmy Hall, who fronted the '70s southern rock band Wet Willie, on vocals.

Testament, Exodus, Shattered Sun @ Starland Ballroom
Two veterans of '80s thrash metal, Testament and Exodus, team up for this great double bill tonight, and Testament are promising a set that includes their first two albums played in full (1987's The Legacy and 1988's The New Order), as well as cuts from 1989's Practice What You Preach). They do it again on Long Island on Sunday.

Sadaf, Gobby, Sporting Life, Helmer, DJ Hungry Bodies @ Alphaville
Sadaf and Gobby hail from the same scene that brought us Arca and Mykki Blanco, so if you like them there's a good chance you'll enjoy tonight's show too. Also of note is Sporting Life, which includes a member of Ratking.

Tournament, KDH, Twin Strike @ Union Pool
Local punks Tournament put out the ripping, snotty new album Teenage Creature this week. Hear songs from that tonight.

Adrian Grody, Arthur Meyer, Alison Rich, Shellshag, Joe Pera, Lil Freckles, Conor O'Malley, and more @ Aviv
Tonight's new-ish Greenpoint venue Aviv's first-ever comedy show, and also includes a full set from local indie/punk band Shellshag.

Com Truise, Lord RAJA @ Verboten
The early show at Verboten tonight (7 PM) is headlined by '80s-inspired producer Com Truise.

Matthew Dear, Mike Dehnert, Kyle Hall, Dino G @ Verboten
This is Matthew Dear's "Subversions" party, which features "trippy decor, visuals and wild costumes." It's also his birthday.

Brooklyn Folk Festival
The annual Brooklyn Folk Festival begins tonight and runs through Sunday. This year it takes place at its largest venue yet, St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church. Today's performers include Michael Hurley, Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton and more.

NEW YORK'S ALRIGHT
NYC multi-venue punk/hardcore festival New York's Alright runs from today through Sunday. Of particular note is cult '80s UK deathrock band Part 1, who play their first NYC show ever tonight. Here's tonight's shows...

Kromosom, Blazing Eye, L.O.T.I.O.N., Pure Disgust, Sadist, Ajax @ Le Poisson Rouge
Interismo, Aspects of War, Mommy, Special Guest @ The Acheron
Part 1, Rule of Thirds, Survival, Aube, Cheena @ Saint Vitus

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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April 16, 2015

photo: Buzcocks at Webster Hall in 2014 (more by Greg Cristman)
Buzzcocks

photo: Trans Am at Baby's All Right in 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Trans Am

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

Buzzcocks, Residuels, Otherworldly Things @ Irving Plaza
One of the OG UK punk bands, Buzzcocks had pop smarts from the get-go with a string of classic singles. Pete Shelley and Steve Diggle are still at it, having released The Way last year, that doesn't fiddle with their formula. If you're going tonight, be sure to check out Philadelphia's Residuels who will likely appeal to Buzzcocks fans.

Trans Am, Zombi, Jonas Reinhardt @ Baby's All Right
Long-running DC-area trio Trans Am released their aptly-titled tenth full length Volume X last year, finding them still in the post-rock groove.

The Juan Maclean (live), Jay Green (DJ set), Shit Robot (DJ set) @ Cameo Gallery
While they're mainstays on the DJ circuit, it's been a long time since The Juan Maclean actually played live. To get back into the swing, they're doing a six-night Brooklyn residency, starting tonight with three shows at Cameo then next week at Union Pool.

Bob Saget @ Best Buy Theater
Known for being the face of ABC family programming in the '80s and '90s, comedian Bob Saget has successfully let his dark side emerge, earning a rep for being one of the most twisted joke-tellers in the business.

Prewar Yardsale, Penny Arcade, Duckspeak, Jeffrey Lewis, Zack Daniel, Jimmy McMillian, Dots Will Echo, Brooke Pridemore, Cannonball Statman, Kung Fu Luke @ Cake Shop
This show brings a bunch of musicians together to raise money for the people who lost their homes or business in the 2nd Ave East Village Fire.

Portland Cello Project (performs music of Elliott Smith), Erin & Her Cello, special guest Laura Gibson @ Le Poisson Rouge
Portland singer/songwriter Laura Gibson is known for a handful of collaborations, including with Colin Meloy, and also with the Portland Cello Project, who she'll be with tonight as they perform a set of Elliott Smith songs.

Johnny Aries, Radical Dads, Spirit Plate @ Rough Trade
Brooklyn's Radical Dads just released their third album but sadly will be disbanding, as life concerns take precedence. Specifically, every member of the band is soon to be a parent. Radical Dads (and Moms) indeed. Catch them while you can. Also on the bill: Johnny Aries of The Drums.

S.H.I.T., Vaaska, Party Plates, Ajax, Raid, special guests @ The Acheron
NYC punk/hardcore festival New York's Alright starts in proper tomorrow, but tonight's the pre-fest kickoff show with Toronto's S.H.I.T., Texas' Vaaska, Cleveland's Party Plates, a couple local bands and "special guests that may or may not be announced."

Jeff Beck, Tyler Bryant @ The Paramount
Guitar legend Jeff Beck (of The Yardbirds, The Jeff Beck Group and more) is in the midst of a multi-night NYC-area run with Jimmy Hall, who fronted the '70s southern rock band Wet Willie, on vocals.

Acrylics, Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson, Simon Doom, Glyph City @ Union Pool
Why, yes, it does seem like this lineup has been timewarped in from 2008 with both Acrylics and MBAR on the bill. It's a welcome return for duo The Acrylics who never quite reached their potential. Glad to see they're still around!

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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April 15, 2015

Protomartyr @ Sugarhill Supper Club 2014 (more by Joe McCabe)
Protomartyr
The Gotobeds @ The Wick, 2014 (more by PSquared)
Protomartyr
Grooms @ DbA's final show (more by PSquared)
Protomartyr

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

Protomartyr, The Gotobeds, Grooms @ The Wick
Detroit's mighty Protomartyr and new Sub Pop signees The Gotobeds share a similar worldview (and probably a love of The Fall and Wire). They also made two of our favorite records of 2014, so we're pleased at punch to be presenting this show tonight. Get there early for excellent Brooklyn band Grooms. Hope to see you tonight!

Liturgy, Mivos Quartet, Psalm Zero @ Saint Vitus
Liturgy's new album is "not metal," but is does retain some elements of that sound (like blastbeats) and incorporates them into their new art rock style. Tonight's show is with new-music ensemble Mivos Quartet and another metal/non-metal band, Psalm Zero. Sold out.

Alex G, LVL UP, Brandon Can't Dance @ Baby's All Right
Alex G's scrappy DIY-style indie rock has been winning a lot of people over lately, and his deadpan stage banter is just as entertaining as the music. Tonight's show is sold out.

Jeff Beck, Tyler Bryant @ The Paramount
Guitar legend Jeff Beck (of The Yardbirds, The Jeff Beck Group and more) returns to the NYC-area this week for a few shows, this being the second.

Dowsing, Everything Ever, Slim Charles @ Paper Box
Of the "emo revival" bands, Dowsing are one of the ones who quite literally revive a past style of emo, specifically the kind coming out of the midwest in the mid-late '90s. If you miss that stuff, Dowsing could be right up your alley.

Hauschka, Sontag Shogun, itsnotyouitsme @ Le Poisson Rouge
Experimental German composer/musician Hauschka released his latest album, a collection of works for prepared pianos called Abandoned City, earlier this year via Temporary Residence Ltd./City Slang. He'll challenge audiences tonight.

Big Terrific @ Cameo
This long-running free comedy series, hosted by soon-to-be Bravo cooking competition host Max Silvestri, is coming to an end at the end of the month, so don't be surprised if there are extra special guests at the remaining shows. Free -- get there early.

Don't forget to mail submit your tax return!

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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April 14, 2015

Menzingers
poster design by Rockets Are Red

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

The Menzingers, Crazy & the Brains, Big Eyes @ Baby's All Right (BrooklynVegan Presents)
The next BrooklynVegan-curated installment of Red Bull Sound Select happens tonight with punk bands The Menzingers and Big Eyes (who both played our RBSS show in NJ three days ago too). This one also has the xylophone-fueled Crazy & the Brains who make it a great triple bill (if we do say so). Admission is $3 with RSVP, $10 without. No advance tickets. Flyer above. Brett Davis hosts. Hope to see you there!

Fury, Unified Right, West Point, High Card, US Dogs @ Acheron
LA's Fury make ripping hardcore indebted to the genre's early days, and they do a ton of justice to their influences. Check 'em out.

Talib Kweli, Immortal Technique @ Highline Ballroom
Two socially conscious New York rappers, Talib Kweli and Immortal Technique, are on tour together and tonight they hit their shared hometown for a Highline Ballroom show. Sold out.

Outside World, Marigolds, New Casino @ Cameo Gallery
Outside World make hooky, anthemic janglepop in the tradition of Tommy Keene, The Barracudas and The dB's. Maybe not a surprise: bassist Hazel Rigby is daughter of dB's drummer Will Rigby.

Mega Bog, Pill, CE Schneider Topical, Big Eater @ Shea Stadium
Seattle artist Erin Birgy makes airy, jangly pop as Mega Bog. She plays tonight with Brooklyn's skronky Pill.

Chris Gethard, Griffin Newman @ Union Hall
While we wait for Chris Gethard's cable TV debut, he's doing with show tonight with pal Griffin Newman who explains tonight as thusly: "Chris and me take turns saying overly personal things into a microphone!"

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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April 13, 2015

photo: Weedeater at Saint Vitus, 2012 (more by Samantha Marble)
Sufjan Stevens

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

RX Bandits, A Great Big Pile Of Leaves, Cayetana @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
RX Bandits transformed over the years from a ska band to a prog band, and put out some pretty badass rock in between. Both of tonight's openers are great: chilled-out mathy popsters A Great Big Pile of Leaves and powerful indie rockers Cayetana.

Weedeater, King Parrot, Godmaker, The Moon Tooth @ Saint Vitus
Stoner metal greats Weedeater have been saying a new Steve Albini-recorded is on the way, but still not many details on that. Maybe we'll hear some new stuff tonight?

Magma @ Le Poisson Rouge
French prog legends and Zeuhl creators Magma returned this year with their thirteenth album, Slag Tanz, 45 years after the release of their groundbreaking self-titled debut. Tonight they return to NYC.

Jeff Beck, Tyler Bryant @ The Capitol Theatre
Guitar legend Jeff Beck (of The Yardbirds, The Jeff Beck Group and more) returns to the NYC-area this week for a few shows, this being the first.

Nellie McKay @ 54 Below
Singer/songwriter and actress Nellie McKay recently put out her '60s covers album, My Weekly Reader, which takes on songs by The Beatles, The Kinks, Crosby Stills & Nash, Small Faces, Moby Grape and more. Tonight she begins a five-show run at NYC's 54 Below, the cabaret supper club in the basement of Studio 54.

Sunflower Bean, Honduras, Monograms @ Baby's All Right
Teenage NYC trio Sunflower Bean have been ubiquitous on local show lineups for the past year. (Before that, singer Julia Cumming was in Supercute.) If you see live music a lot, chances are you've seen them or at least been at a show where they were on the bill. The group released their debut EP back in January and this is their second show with Honduras in three days.

Elizabeth & the Catapult, Hannah Epperson, Indigo Street, Shelley Burgon, deli, Ashley Jackson @ Manhattan Inn
This is the second installment of free Mondays in April series "The Hum" which is touted as a "platform for unique first time collaborations between musicians working in various genres such as R&B, indie, beat-boxing, classical, punk and more with live projected video art."

Banana Kiss, The Rally, Talk In Tongues, Bad Head, Best Behavior @ Palisades
Of note on this bill: Los Angeles quartet Talk in Tongues make lightly psychedelic guitar pop that will likely appeal to fans of Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Dungen (who have remixed them), the new Toro Y Moi album, or even breezy '70s stuff like Seals & Croft.

Mail the Horse, Public Access T.V. @ Rockwood Music Hall
Public Access TV, who lost their home in the East Village explosion, play this free show tonight with Mail the Horse. You do need to RSVP.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
All aboard Wyatt Cenac's weekly comedy extravaganza, tonight featuring Dwayne Kennedy, Nick Turner, Barry Rothbart, Liz Miele, and Noah Gardenswartz.

William Elliot Whitmore, Esme Patterson @ Mercury Lounge
Folk singer William Elliot Whitmore goes electric on his new album, Radium Death, which is out now on ANTI-. Tonight's his second of two NYC shows on this tour.

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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April 12, 2015

Stevie
AtG

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

The Mountain Goats, Stephen Brodsky @ City Winery
The Mountain Goats' new album is lyrically centered on professional wrestling, but whether you're a wrestling fan or not, it still has all the traits that make a good Mountain Goats album. Tonight's their third of three NYC shows on their current tour, and though Ides of Gemini had to drop off, they're keeping the opener in the metal realm with Cave In/Mutoid Man's Stephen Brodsky.

Inter Arma, Yautja, Forn @ Saint Vitus
This is great show all around with Richmond metal experimenters Inter Arma (whose most recent release was the 45+ min, one-song EP The Cavern on Relapse), Nashville sludge weirdos Yautja, and Boston doomers Forn.

Kromosom, Aspects of War, Mommy @ Acheron
Melbourne d-beaters Kromosom are in town for NY's Alright (which begins later this week), and ahead of that they're squeezing in another NYC show tonight with Boston's Aspects of War and NYC's Mommy, who both also play NY's Alright.

At The Gates, Converge, Pallbearer, Vallenfyre @ Webster Hall
This is a stacked show for metal fans, headlined by Swedish melodeath pioneers At the Gates, who returned last year with At War with Reality, their first album, since 1995's highly-influential Slaughter of the Soul. Before them, it's metallic hardcore leaders Converge, one of doom metal's most exciting young bands Pallbearer, and the AtG-related Vallenfyre. Sold out.

Dot Wiggin Band, Arc Iris, Rachel Trachtenberg @ Baby's All Right
The Shaggs' sole album, Philosophy of the World, is perhaps the quintessential outsider art album, with a backstory as interesting as the music itself (which spawned a stage musical ten years ago). After tributes and posthumous praise and references on The Gilmore Girls, the album remains a genuinely strange, created-in-a-vacuum, highly influential piece of pop culture. Forty four years after its release, singer/guitarist Dot Wiggin released her first solo album. Yes, she does play Shaggs favorites like "Who Are Parents?" and "Foot Foot." This show is a 4 PM matinee and all-ages.

Odonis Odonis, Ice Balloons, Talk In Tongues @ Baby's All Right
Toronto's gothy, abrasive/ethereal Odonis Odonis are working on their follow-up to last year's Hard Boiled Soft Boiled, so hopefully we'll get some new songs tonight. Opening are Kyp Malone's fun side project Ice Balloons and LA band Talk in Tongues.

Happyness, Savants @ Cake Shop
Young London trio Happyness coulda dropped into American college radio circa 1999 effortlessly with a laid-back sound somewhere between Summerteeth and Terror Twilight. Knowing the difference between mellow and boring, these guys write effortlessly melodic songs loaded with all sorts of great, seemingly tossed-off asides (and at least one Prefab Sprout reference) that will have you reaching for the lyrics sheet (or wishing you had one).

Stevie Wonder @ Barclays Center
Steve Wonder's 1976 double album Songs in the Key of Life contains some of his best-loved songs -- "Sir Duke," "I Wish," "Isn't She Lovely," "As" -- and he'll be performing the album live tonight.

Bill Baird, Ryan Sawyer, Fan Letters, Nadia Botello/Will Owen/Lee Tusman @ Silent Barn
Baird used to front Texas band Sound Team in the early '00s and emerged last year with the sprawling Spring Break of the Soul.

Excruciating Terror, Stapled Shut, Skullshitter, NARC @ Silent Barn
LA death-grinders Excruciating Terror were around in the '90s before members went on to play in Bloody Phoenix, Asesino, Endless Demise and others, and they reunited in 2013 for their first time in 15 years. They were supposed to play NYC around the time they played MDF 2014, but didn't make it over. Now they're finally coming here for two shows, this all ages matinee being the second.

Cleric, Torrential Downpour, Morality Crisis, Bangladeafy, Hannibal Montana @ The Paper Box
Noise metal band Cleric, the tech-y Torrential Downpour and more play the Paper Box tonight.

White Prism @ Ace Hotel
If your taste in synthpop leans towards the Italo stylings of Sally Shapiro, you might want to check out Brooklyn's White Prism, whose new album, Open Heart Job, was just released. They're playing every Sunday in April at Ace Hotel.

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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April 11, 2015

photo: Sufjan Stevens at his 2012 Christmas show (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Sufjan Stevens

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

The Menzingers, Big Eyes, Cheerbleeders @ Court Tavern (BrooklynVegan Presents)
The next two BrooklynVegan-curated installments of Red Bull Sound Select happen tonight in NJ and Tuesday in Brooklyn, both with punk bands The Menzingers and Big Eyes. This one also has Philly's Cheerbleeders, who should make a great start to the night. Admission is $3 with RSVP, $10 without. No advance tickets. Flyer below. Hope to see you there!

Sufjan Stevens @ Beacon Theatre
Sufjan's newest album is his most bare-bones release yet, and with its lyrics mostly centered on his mother's death, it's his most depressing too. This is his first of three NYC shows on his current tour, and it should be a special night.

Kirin J Callinan, Fascinator @ Baby's All Right
Let Australian eccentrics Kirin J Callinan and Lord Fascinator lead you through the world of "drunk yoga" at the afternoon event. $10 entry comes with one yoga-themed cocktail. We have no idea what this will be like but its sure to be memorable. 2 PM.

The Mountain Goats, Stephen Brodsky @ City Winery
The Mountain Goats' new album is lyrically centered on professional wrestling, but whether you're a wrestling fan or not, it still has all the traits that make a good Mountain Goats album. Tonight's their second of three NYC shows on their current tour, and though Ides of Gemini had to drop off, they're keeping the opener in the metal realm with Cave In/Mutoid Man's Stephen Brodsky.

Cock Sparrer, The Unseen, Night Birds @ Warsaw
UK punk vets Cock Sparrer helped pioneer the Oi! genre in the late '70s and early '80s, and at least one of their albums (1982's Shock Troops) is an essential in the genre. Tonight's their second NYC show in 15 years (the first was last night), and opening is street punks The Unseen and surf/skate punks Night Birds.

Stars, VERITE @ Webster Hall
Canadian band Stars have been making heartfelt, anthemic pop for more than 15 years and are still going strong, as heard on last year's No One Is Lost.

Shlohmo, Purple, Nick Melons @ Irving Plaza
Shlohmo's been making forward-thinking electronic music for a few years now, and has notable collaborations with How to Dress Well, Banks and Jeremih under his belt too. His newest album and first for True Panther, Dark Red, came out this week.

Shit Robot, JDH, Willie Burns, Entro Senestre @ Good Room
DFA mainstay Shit Robot has a new single featuring Reggie Watts that pushes him into '80s Chicago territory, one foot in early Wax Trax! and the other in house. Where will his DJ set tonight take him?

Yonatan Gat, Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang @ Mercury Lounge
Onetime Monotonix member Yonatan Gat smudges the line between performer and audience -- as long as you're prepared to be an active participant, his shows are a lot of fun.

The Soft Moon, Noveller, Tempers @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
San Francisco's The Soft Moon switched things up a little on their new album, putting more of a focus on songs than sounds and mood. It's more odd than anything they've done before, all of which is a good thing. Let's hope one thing that hasn't changed is the intensity (and volume) of The Soft Moon's live show.

Excruciating Terror, Hemdale, Stapled Shut, Infernal Stronghold, Mother Brain @ Saint Vitus
LA death-grinders Excruciating Terror were around in the '90s before members went on to play in Bloody Phoenix, Asesino, Endless Demise and others, and they reunited in 2013 for their first time in 15 years. They were supposed to play NYC around the time they played MDF 2014, but didn't make it over. Now they're finally coming here for two shows, Vitus tonight and Silent Barn tomorrow afternoon.

Tyvek, Laced, Honey, B Boys @ Silent Barn
Detroit's caustic Tyvek draw from 50 years of garage punk and are always worth seeing. This whole bill is great, actually. Laced is the more aggressive band from Beach Fossils' Dustin Payseur; Honey rip it up Detroit-style; and close your eyes and you might think B Boys were Chairs Missing-era Wire.

Kal Marks, Yeesh, Pinegrove, The Gradients @ Aviv
Boston's Exploding In Sound-signed Kal Marks hail from the same scene as their labelmates Krill and Pile, and their brand of quirky indie rock is not too unlike their EIS pals.

Eskmo, Christopher Willits, Heathered Pearls (DJ Sets) @ Baby's All Right
Long-running LA producer Eskmo recently returned with his new album, SOL, on R&S imprint Apollo, following releases on Ninja Tune, Warp and Planet Mu.

Happyness @ CMJ 2014 (more by Amanda Hatifield)
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Happyness, EZTV, The Yin Yangs @ Baby's All Right
Young London trio Happyness coulda dropped into American college radio circa 1999 effortlessly with a laid-back sound somewhere between Summerteeth and Terror Twilight. Knowing the difference between mellow and boring, these guys write effortlessly melodic songs loaded with all sorts of great, seemingly tossed-off asides (and at least one Prefab Sprout reference) that will have you reaching for the lyrics sheet (or wishing you had one).

Diamond Rugs, New Madrid @ Brooklyn Bowl
Bar rock supergroup Diamond Rugs include members of Deer Tick, Black Lips, Dead Confederate, Los Lobos, and Six Finger Satellite. Their second album, Cosmetics, came out this past February.

Jesse Malin, Steve Wynn and The Miracle Three, Trapper Schoepp @ Bowery Ballroom
Jesse Malin of NYC '90s punks D Generation remains a regular in the local scene as a solo artist, and headlines this show tonight with The Dream Syndicate's Steve Wynn.

Sunflower Bean, Honduras @ Elvis Guesthouse
Teenage NYC trio Sunflower Bean have been ubiquitous on local show lineups for the past year. (Before that, singer Julia Cumming was in Supercute.) If you see live music a lot, chances are you've seen them or at least been at a show where they were on the bill. The group released their debut EP back in January.

Mister Lies, Mirror Kisses, Anamai, Limited, Chris Salty (DJ) @ Palisades
Electronic pop musician Mister Lies headlines this show, and if you're going we also think it's worth showing up for Anamai, aka Anna Mayberry of Toronto sludge punks HSY.

Is Tropical, Bottoms @ Palisades
UK electronic band Is Tropical team up with Brooklyn trio Bottoms, who describe themselves as "two shitty drag queens, a 303 and a drummer" and a "gender-problematizing goth dance band."

William Elliot Whitmore, Esme Patterson, Julia Byrne @ Rough Trade
Folk singer William Elliot Whitmore goes electric on his new album, Radium Death, which is out now on ANTI-. Tonight's his first of two NYC shows on this tour.

Blackout, Hound, Hasj @ Union Pool
Brooklyn's Blackout just released their sludgy, doomy new self-titled album and tonight they celebrate it with Hound (members of Ted Leo + the Pharamcists and None More Black) and Hasj.

The Orange Drop, Ultraam, It's Not Night: It's Space @ The Acheron
Philly's The Orange Drop make throwback psychedelic rock that's really meant to trip you out -- it's more than just pop with reverb.

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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April 10, 2015

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

Phil Selway, Adem @ Le Poisson Rouge
Radiohead drummer Phil Selway is also a solo artist, and he followed 2010's folky Familial last year with Weatherhouse, which was a bit more in line with Radiohead's art rock era. Opening tonight is Adem (who plays in Fridge with Four Tet, and other bands) and he plays in Phil's band too.

Empire Records 20th anniversary celebration (aka Rex Manning Day) @ Rough Trade
For the 20th anniversary of beloved '90s movie Empire Records, Williamsburg record store/music venue Rough Trade NYC will turn into the Empire Records store from the movie for three days (this being the first). It's an immersive experience, which includes a Rex Manning autograph, a head-shaving station, live bands and a DJ each night (tonight it's The Mosers, Born Cages, Vacations [John McSwain]), a screening of the film, and more. And perhaps most excitingly, GWAR (who make a cameo in the film) will appear at all three nights. All are sold out.

Jeremy Enigk, El May, Brian Bonz @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Sunny Day Real Estate frontman Jeremy Enigk is planning on releasing his first solo album since 2009, and while details are still mostly TBA, he's currently on the road for the first time in a while. Maybe we'll hear some new songs tonight?

Cock Sparrer, Murphy's Law, 45 Adapters @ Warsaw
UK punk vets Cock Sparrer helped pioneer the Oi! genre in the late '70s and early '80s, and at least one of their albums (1982's Shock Troops) is an essential in the genre. Tonight's their first NYC show in 15 years, and it's sold out. Show up early for NYC staples Murphy's Law and the Oi!-inspired 45 Adapters. Cock Sparrer do it again tomorrow too with different openers.

Jose Gonzalez, Olof Arnalds @ Webster Hall
We've gotten a lot of great hushed, bare-bones folk albums in 2015, and Jose Gonzalez's new one, Vestiges & Claws (his first solo album since 2007), is no exception to this. Tonight's his second of two sold-out NYC shows on his tour with Icelandic folk singer Olof Arnalds.

Frankie Cosmos, Trace Mountains, Alice, "super magic secret headliner" @ David Blaine's The Steakhouse
Frankie Cosmos squeezes in this last minute very tiny Bushwick show tonight, and there's a secret headliner. Any guesses?

RJD2, Alex English, Dali, Hiyawatha @ Webster Hall
Tonight's Girls & Boys party at Webster Hall includes underground hip hop production great RJD2 and more.

Wesley Stace's Cabinet of Wonders @ City Winery
Wesley Stace does another of his recurring Cabinet of Wonders shows tonight with guests Janeane Garofalo, The Milk Carton Kids, Robert Pinsky, Josh Rouse, Southside Johnny Andrew VanWyngarden, and Daniel Wolff & Bill Irwin.

Public Service Broadcasting, Kauf @ Bowery Ballroom
UK duo PSB mix their dancey instrumentals with soundbites from old PSA films, newsreels and other found footage. Their new album is about and titled The Race for Space. Live, the band add synched projections for a very fun show.

Upset, Colleen Green, Charly Bliss @ Shea Stadium
Working with JEFF the Brotherhood and Diarrhea Planet on her fun new album I Want to Grow Up, Colleen Green makes crunchy, punky pop. She's well matched with tourmates Upset who do much the same thing.

Sir Richard Bishop, Robert Mills @ Union Pool
Guitar master and Sun City Girl member Richard Bishop plays tonight with sound artist and composer Robert Mills.

Pimps of Joytime, Superhuman Happiness @ Brooklyn Bowl
Highly rhythmic Brooklyn collective Superhuman Happiness make quirky indiepop with an emphasis on groove.

Hey Rosetta!, Kevin Garrett @ Knitting Factory
Newfoundland orch-pop outfit Hey Rosetta! are known for their spirited, string-laden live shows. The band's new album, Second Sight, was released earlier this year.

Har Mar Superstar, Andy D @ Knitting Factory
A fearless and funny performer, Har Mar Superstar brings the party -- and his R&B/rock/pop songs -- to wherever he plays. This one starts at 11:45 PM.

Kosmodemonic, Steve Brodsky @ Saint Vitus
Unfortunately Ides of Gemini had to drop off this show, but it's still got local psych metal band Kosmodemonic and Cave In/Mutoid Man's Steve Brodsky.

SALES, Adult Mom, Diet Cig @ Baby's All Right
SALES make a mix of electronic pop and lo-fi DIY rock. Tonight's their first of two NYC shows on this tour, and this one includes recent Tiny Engines signee Adult Mom and recent Father/Daughter signees Diet Cig.

Dash Rip Rock @ Midtown Live
The Louisiana trio, named after a Elvis-like character on The Beverly Hillbillies, have been making rockabilly-inflected music since the '80s and remain a force live.

Young Fathers, Mas Ysa, Glass Gang @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Scottish trio Young Fathers got a lot of hype last year for their alt-rap album Dead (which won the Mercury Prize), and they've already followed it with a new one, White Men Are Black Men Too. Tonight's show is 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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April 9, 2015

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

Waxahatchee, Girlpool, The Goodbye Party @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Waxahatchee's new album, Ivy Tripp, takes Katie Crutchfield into bigger-sounding territory than ever before, and appropriately she has a 5-piece band with her for this tour. Good openers tonight too.

The Mountain Goats, Ides of Gemini Holy Sons @ Webster Hall
The Mountain Goats' new album is lyrically centered on professional wrestling, but whether you're a wrestling fan or not, it still has all the traits that make a good Mountain Goats album. Tonight's their first of three NYC shows on their tour with doom trio Ides of Gemini. UPDATE: Ides of Gemini dropped off due to injury, but Emil Amos' band Holy Sons are playing instead.

The Sonics, Barrence Whitfield & The Savages @ The Wonder Bar
Seattle garage punk progenitors The Sonics just released their first new album in almost 50 years and has them pretty much picking up where they left off. This show was moved from Stone Pony.

Flowers of Evil, OCDPP (w/ Cassie Ramone, Dee Dee of Dum Dum Girls + OJ Xray Eyeballs), Dark Tunnels @ Elvis Guesthouse
Dee Dee of Dum Dum Girls plays drums in OCDPP, taking a literal backseat to Cassie Ramone (Vivian Girls, The Babies) and OJ of Xray Eyeballs. This is their first show, will be interesting to see what they're like. Dee Dee's husband, Brandon (also of Crocodiles) is in the UK-punk-inspired Flowers of Evil.

Empire Records 20th anniversary celebration (aka Rex Manning Day) @ Rough Trade
For the 20th anniversary of beloved '90s movie Empire Records, Williamsburg record store/music venue Rough Trade NYC will turn into the Empire Records store from the movie for three days (this being the first). It's an immersive experience, which includes a Rex Manning autograph, a head-shaving station, live bands and a DJ each night (tonight it's Charly Bliss, Locksley, The Falling Birds, and DJ LEAHV), a screening of the film, and more. And perhaps most excitingly, GWAR (who make a cameo in the film) will appear at all three nights. All are sold out.

Big Business, Ruby the Hatchet, Wild Pink @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Stoner rockers Big Business are playing some smaller headlining shows ahead of their tour supporting Mastodon and Clutch, one of which is tonight. Retro riffers Ruby the Hatchet are worth catching too.

Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock @ Carnegie Hall
Two jazz fusion icons team up tonight for a very special evening of music.

Erol Alkan @ Verboten
Producer, remixer, one-half of prog-dance duo Beyond the Wizard's Sleeve, and Todd Rundgren collaborator Erol Alkan has impeccable taste and impressive DJ skills.

Turbo Fruits, Big Ups, Boytoy @ Baby's All Right
Nashville's Turbo Fruits, who specialize in garage-pop rippers, will release their new album in a couple weeks...but you might be able to score it tonight early.

Superhuman Happiness @ BRIC House
Highly rhythmic Brooklyn collective Superhuman Happiness make quirky indiepop with an emphasis on groove. They play Brooklyn Bowl on Friday as well.

Annie Mac, Redlight @ Output
BBC Radio 1's undisputed queen of dance music, Annie Mac plays NYC tonight, before spinning at Coachella this weekend.

SALES, Surrender The Spirit @ Mercury Lounge
SALES make a mix of electronic pop and lo-fi DIY rock. Tonight's their first of two NYC shows on this tour.

Tica Douglas, Anamai, Eartheater, Vagabon @ Shea Stadium
It's the release party for folk-pop Brooklyn songwriter Tica Douglas, and also features Anamai (aka Anna Mayberry of Toronto sludge punks HSY), Eartheater (aka Alexandra Drewchin of Brooklyn experimentalists Guardian Alien), and local indie rockers Vagabon.

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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