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May 24, 2015

photo: Samothrace at Saint Vitus in 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Samothrace, Unearthly Trance, Trenchgrinder, Beefrot @ Saint Vitus
Seattle sludgesters Samothrace's most recent release is this year's Live At Roadburn, which is worth picking up, but of course nothing beats actually seeing them live. You can do that tonight, and this show is also of note because it's the first show back for Brooklyn faves Unearthly Trace since going on hiatus in 2012.

Face to Face, Ambitions @ Bowery Ballroom
It's the third and final night in Face to Face's NYC run, and tonight they'll be playing their 1996 self-titled LP in full. Support comes from Ambitions, the melodic hardcore band formed out of the ashes of With Honor in the mid-2000s whose only album is 07's Stranger on Bridge 9.

Treasure Fleet, Shellshag, Big Eyes, Past Life @ Saint Vitus
Treasure Fleet include members of The Arrivals, The Lawrence Arms and The Smoking Popes, and they inject their punk background with a dose of '60s psych pop. Tonight's their last of three NYC-area shows this weekend, and there's excellent support from local DIY regulars Shellshag and hard-hitting punk trio Big Eyes.

Gracie, Blonde Elvis, Shark?, Gingerlys @ Palisades
Jesse James Laderoute is a maintstay in the quirkier side of Toronto's music scene, having played drums for Slim Twig, collaborated with Ell V Gore, and his own band Young Mother. His current concern is Blonde Elvis who make off-kilter glam somewhere between Brian Eno and Pulp. This is an all-around good bill with Shark?'s '90s-ish indie rock and jangly shoegazers Gingerlys.

French Horn Rebellion, Mainland, Violet Sands, DJ Lady Guy @ Riis Park Beach Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar had it's final night last night, but the folks behind just opened Riis Park Beach Bazaar this weekend in the Rockaways. There's shopping, yummy food options, beverages, and live music. Today's entertainment is headlined by entertaining dance duo French Horn Rebellion. (Originally we had Computer Magic listed for today; that is on Memorial Day.)

Mary Epworth @ Living Room
Mary Epworth is, at this point, known mostly for being the sister of producer Paul Epworth, who has worked with Adele, Florence & the Machine, Bloc Party and more. That may change as her 2012 debut album, Dream Life, gets a very belated US release this week. Her blend of baroque pop and West Coast folky psychedelia is appealing.

Jozef van Wissem, Alexander Turnquist @ Littlefield
While some may know lutenist Jozef van Wissem best as a collaborator of Jim Jarmusch, he's also a great artist on his own. Tonight's show is doubly good because guitar wiz Alexander Turnquist is opening with a set of his very impressive fretwork.

Daniel Bachman, Ignatz, Itasca, Sarah Louise @ Union Pool
Speaking of guitar wizzes, American Primitivism musician Daniel Bachman is one himself, and he headlines this Union Pool show tonight. It's worth getting there for Itasca, who makes psych folk reminiscent of Vashti Bunyan, Sibylle Baier and other '60s/'70s cult singers.

Mysteryland
It's the third and final day of electronic festival Mysteryland, which takes place at the original location of Woodstock (Bethel Woods Center for the Arts), and today's lineup includes Diplo, Dillon Francis, Moon Boots, The Martinez Brothers, iLoveMakonnen, Giraffage, Bondax, Classixx, Anna Lunoe, Sweater Beats, and more.

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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May 23, 2015

photo: TVOTR at T5 earlier this week (more by Amanda Hatfield)
TVOTR

photo: Parquet Courts at Coachella 2015 (more by Samantha Saturday)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Pixies, TV on the Radio, John Grant @ Stone Pony Summer Stage
If you'd like to spend the Saturday of your Memorial Day Weekend out in Asbury Park, BrooklynVegan is presenting this show with indie greats Pixies and TV on the Radio, as well as singer/songwriter John Grant. Hope to see you there.

Parquet Courts, Radioactivity, Pill @ House of Vans
Part of HoV's "Almost Summer" series, this is a pretty killer free show, headlined by locals Parquet Courts, and also including Texas rippers Radioactivity and the sax-fueled, gleefully unhinged Pill. RSVP is closed at this point.

Perfect Pussy, Big Ups, Vulture Shit, Nine of Swords, Nonsense @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
It's the last night ever to see shows at Brooklyn Night Bazaar, and they're going out with a bang with noise punks Perfect Pussy, the Fugazi/Slint-esque Big Ups, and more.

Boys Noize, Mr. Oizo, Handbraekes, Cities Aviv, Salva, Spank Rock & more @ Webster Hall
It's the 10th anniversary of Boysnoize Records and in celebration of that, label head Boys Noize has this pretty awesome show with French house vet/"Flat Beat" producer Mr. Oizo as well as Handbraekes (aka Oizo and Boys Noize), LA newcomer Salva, rap weirdo Cities Aviv, Baltimore party-starter Spank Rock, and more. It starts at 10 PM and is likely going late.

Face to Face, Royal Psalms @ Bowery Ballroom
It's the second night of Face to Face's 3-night run at Bowery Ballroom, and tonight they'll play 1994's Big Choice in full. Royal Psalms, who have members of Crime In Stereo, Daytrader and Aficionado, open the show.

Juan Wauters, Air Waves, My Teenage Stride, Green Pages, Paper Fleet @ Cake Shop
Cake Shop's celebrating its 10th anniversary this month with some "super shows" on the weekends, and tonight's features some of the venue's favorite local bands, including criminally underrated My Teenage Stride and Beets frontman Juan Wauters.

MOTHXR, Avan Lava, Religia, Banker$ (DJs) @ Riis Park Beach Bazaar
While we're losing Brooklyn Bazaar, the folks behind it will open Riis Park Beach Bazaar this weekend in the Rockaways. Today's the opening day with Mxther (front by Gossip Girl's Penn Badgely), Avan Lava and Religia. Music starts at 2 PM.

Follakzoid, SQURL @ Rough Trade
Chilean psych band Föllakzoid released their third album this month via Sacred Bones. It's four long, interconnected tracks making for a seriously heavy trip. Zone out tonight

Shilpa Ray, James Chance @ Rough Trade
Shilpa Ray released her new album, Last Year's Savage, this week via Northern Spy and tonight's the record release show which also features No Wave skronker James Chance. Let's hope for a little collaboration tonight, they're both intense/dark performers.

Melt Banana, Hot Nerds, Couch Slut @ Saint Vitus
These Japanese rockers have been melting faces (and bananas) since the early '90s with their hybrid of grindcore, noise, electronics and anything else that fits in their blender. Good openers too.

Spoonboy, Bellows, The Goodbye Party, Emilyn Brodsky, Shark Shark @ Silent Barn
This is the last-ever NYC show for the catchy punk-ish Spoonboy before he retires the project. Epoch band Bellows, ex-Ambulars band The Goodbye Party and more round out the lineup.

The Blues Magoos, The Cynz @ Bowery Electric
Psych/garage vets Blues Magoos released their influential debut album, Psychedelic Lollipop back in the late '60s, and in 2008, singer/organist Ralph Scala, guitarist Peppy Castro and drummer Geoff Daking from that era reformed the band (with new members Mike Ciliberto and Peter Stuart Kohlman). They're still kicking and play NYC again tonight..

Iron Chic, Treasure Fleet, The Fad, Broadcaster, Vape @ Mr. Beery's
Treasure Fleet include members of The Arrivals, The Lawrence Arms and The Smoking Popes, and they inject their punk background with a dose of '60s psych pop. They've got this Long Island show in between their two NYC shows, and it's extra exciting because local greats Iron Chic (who played NYC with Face to Face last night) are on the bill too. Melodic punks Broadcaster are also worth showing up early for.

Ronnie Stone and The Lonely Riders @ Shea Stadium
How serious you take Ronnie Stone & the Lonely Riders is up to you but his intentionally kitschy, '80s-in-a-blender shtick (somewhere between Bruce Springsteen and Prefab Sprout) is not without craft, even if it is a big joke.

Ben Browning (of Cut Copy) (DJ Set), Pat Mahoney (DJ Set), Justin Strauss (DJ Set) @ Cameo
If you're looking to dance, here's a night that features DJ sets from Cut Copy's Ben Browning, DFA mainstay Pat Mahoney, and veteran NYC DJ Justin Strauss.

Mysteryland
It's the second day of electronic festival Mysteryland, which takes place at the original location of Woodstock (Bethel Woods Center for the Arts), and today's lineup includes Skream, Matthew Dear, Empire of the Sun, Psychemagik, and more.

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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May 22, 2015

photo: Chastity Belt @ Bowery Ballroom 5/19/2015
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photos: Priests @ Knitting Factory, 2/28/15 (more by Chris La Putt)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Chastity Belt, Mega Bog, Nail Polish @ Rough Trade
Having just played three sold-out Bowery Ballroom shows opening for Courtney Barnett, Seattle's Chastity Belt will headline this BrooklynVegan-presented late show. If you haven't heard Chastity Belt's new album, Time to Go Home, it puts real snarl (and welcome humor) into jangly pop. Mega Bog and Nail Polish open, and tickets are still available.

Treasure Fleet, The Shackletons, Concreatures @ Mercury Lounge
Treasure Fleet include members of The Arrivals, The Lawrence Arms and The Smoking Popes, and they inject their punk background with a dose of '60s psych pop. It works. Tonight's their first of three NYC-area shows this weekend.

Priests, Greys, Skating Polly, Done @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
It's the second to last show ever at Brooklyn Night Bazaar, and it's a good bill with DC political post-punks Priests, Canadian noise punks Greys, and more.

Susanne Sundfor, White Prism @ Rough Trade
Norwegian art pop musician Susanne Sundfor has collaborated with M83 and Royksopp, and she makes art pop in a similar realm to Zola Jesus and Austra. Tonight's her second of two NYC shows on this tour.

Bambara, Beech Creeps, Anwar Sadat, The Flag @ Palisades
It's a good bill of punkish bands at Palisades tonight with Brooklyn's eardrum-crushing Bambara, the dissonant/noisy Beech Creeps, and Louisvilles post-hardcore-ish Anwar Sadat.

Conan, Mantar, Black Pussy @ Saint Vitus
Liverpool's Conan have been putting out killer psychedelic doom albums for half a decade now (most recently last year's Blood Eagle), but this is their first-ever US tour. Making the show doubly exciting, German Melvins-y duo Mantar play their first NYC show since the release of their debut album (or maybe ever?).

Face to Face, Iron Chic @ Bowery Ballroom
'90s punks Face to Face kick off a three-night NYC run tonight, which will have them playing their first three records in full, one a night. Tonight it's 1992's Don't Turn Away, and Long Island's excellent gravelly-voiced punks Iron Chic open.

Wolfbrigade, Nightfall, Grudges, special guests @ Acheron
Swedish d-beaters Wolfbrigade finally return to NYC for the first time in a while tonight, ahead of their MDF appearance this weekend. Special guests are promised... who could they be?

Yonatan Gat, Crown Larks, Turnip King, Jerry Paper @ Aviv
The former Monotonix man wraps up his four-week residency at DIY spot Aviv and tonight's should be fun with indie rockers Turip King and oddball charmer Jerry Paper.

Vadaat Charigim, Wildhoney, Dead Heavens, The Cabana Kids @ Baby's All Right
Isreali's Vaadat Charigim just released their sophomore album, Sinking As A Stone, which has them stretching out their shoegazy compositions, allowing them plenty of space to drift on the breeze. Touring after Austin's Levitation, they're in town to play Baby's All Right on Friday with Walter Schreifels' garage/psych band Dead Heavens and Wildhoney which is a pretty great triple bill.

Condo Fucks (aka Yo La Tengo), Antietam, Speed The Plough @ Cake Shop
Cake Shop is celebrating its 10th birthday with some "super shows" on the weekends this month, and tonight is indeed pretty super, with Yo La Tengo's cover-loving alter egos, Condo Fucks, playing the tiny stage. Also playing are two other long-running NY-area acts, Antietam and Speed the Plough. Advance tickets are sold out, but there might be some available at the door. Try early.

Rødhåd, Atom TM, Tobias., Follakzoid, Alex From Queens, Antenes @ Good Room
Chilean psych band Föllakzoid released their third album this month via Sacred Bones. It's four long, interconnected tracks making for a seriously heavy trip. Zone out tonight with a bill that also features ambient producer Rødhåd. Föllakzoid are on at 9 PM.

Ex-Humans, Tough Shits, Fleshlights, Vug Arakas @ Union Pool
Kick-start your Memorial Day Weekend with this killer lineup of garage-punk featuring Austin's Flesh Lights, Philly's The Tough Shits and local burners

Dan Deacon, Prince Rama, Ben O'Brien, Wume @ Warsaw
Whether or not you want to listen to his albums, Dan Deacon shows are usually a lot of positive fun, with crowd participation, mobile app participation and other hijinx. Same goes for free-spirit duo Prince Rama.

Sam Cohen (of Apollo Sunshine), Pavo Pavo @ Mercury Lounge
Onetime Yellowbirds (and Apollo Sunshine) frontman Sam Cohen further explored space-pop territory on this year's solo album Cool It.

The Rentals, Rey Pila, Radiation City @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Matt Sharp's post-Weezer band The Rentals released their first album in a decade and a half in 2014 via Polyvinyl which pretty much picked up where they left off (in a good way). Radiation City's Lizzy Ellison and Patti King are also playing in The Rentals (taking on the keyboards/vocals role held by Lucius previously) for this tour, and the live band also includes STRFKR's Shawn Glassford.

Primal Scream @ Stone Pony (NJ)
Having dabbled in punk, dub, dance music, straight-up rock n' roll and just about every other genre, Scottish band Primal Scream have managed to stay fresh longer than most other bands originating from the mid-'80s, and frontman Bobby Gilespie remains the epitome of lanky cool.

B-52s @ Wellmont Theatre
Coming up quickly on their 40th anniversary, The B-52's still bring the party with a catalogue of classic dance-friendly postpunky new wave.

Mac DeMarco @ Surf Lodge
Montauk's Surf Lodge kicks off it's 2015 series of free, outdoor summer concerts with loveable goofball (and seriously good songwriter it should be said) Mac DeMarco.

Mysteryland
It's the first day of electronic festival Mysteryland, which takes place at the original location of Woodstock (Bethel Woods Center for the Arts), and today's lineup includes Richie Hawtin, A-Trak and more.

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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May 21, 2015

photo: Bo Ningen @ BVCMJ 2015 (more by Chris La Putt)
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photo: Primal Scream @ Levitation 2015 (more by PSquared)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Primal Scream @ Warsaw
Having dabbled in punk, dub, dance music, straight-up rock n' roll and just about every other genre, Scottish band Primal Scream have managed to stay fresh longer than most other bands originating from the mid-'80s, and frontman Bobby Gilespie remains the epitome of lanky cool.

TV on the Radio, Bo Ningen, Sam Dew @ Terminal 5
It's been about a decade since TV on the Radio were considered a "Brooklyn buzz band." They don't all live in the borough (or even the East Coast) anymore, but fortunately they're still a very good band, as reinforced by last year's Seeds. Tonight's their second of three NYC-area shows on this tour (including NJ with the Pixies). Bo Ningen, who are quite the sight to see, open the show.

SSION, Cakes Da Killa @ Le Poisson Rouge
SSION headline this bill, and if you're going we especially think it's worth getting there early for rap boundary-pusher Cakes Da Killa.

Krill, Big Ups, Warehouse, Downies @ Palisades
There's some cool bands on this bill, including Boston's eccentric indie rockers Krill, NYC's Fugazi/Slint-indebted Big Ups, Atlanta post-punks Warehouse, and local rockers Downies.

Kayo Dot, Hex Inverter, Disparager, Kevin Hufnagel @ Paper Box
There's rarely a lack of chances to catch Toby Driver's experimental metal collective Kayo Dot in their hometown of NYC, but every one is worth taking. You never know what you're gonna get.

Anaal Nathrakh, Early Graves, Vattnet Viskar, Incite, Secrets of the Sky @ Saint Vitus
Two black metal bands, Anaal Nathrakh and Vattnet Viskar are currently on separate tours (AN with Incite and Secrets of the Sky, VV with Early Graves), and tonight those tours' paths cross for one super show. Vattnet Viskar recently released a single off their upcoming album, and it sounds like the new stuff is expanding a lot upon their BM roots.

Courtney Barnett, Chastity Belt, Darren Hanlon @ Bowery Ballroom
With a terrific new album and charmingly awesome live show, it's no wonder Courtney Barnett sold out three nights at Bowery Ballroom. If you're going, be sure to get there for Seattle's Chastity Belt and onetime Lucksmith member Darren Hanlon.

Jamie Lidell, JDH & Dave P @ Brooklyn Bridge Park
This is one of Celebrate Brooklyn!'s free dance parties and tonight is the "Electro Soul Dance Party" headed up by multitalented Jamie Lidell. Starts at 7 PM.

King Holiday, TECLA, KASSA:PURUSH, Ludwig Persik @ Brooklyn Museum
This is the kickoff party for Brooklyn Museum's new exhibit, "Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks." It features poetry readings, and musical performances, the latter headlined by 10-piece "astro-soul" outfit King Holiday.

B-52s, French Horn Rebellion @ Irving Plaza
Coming up quickly on their 40th anniversary, The B-52's still bring the party with a catalogue of classic dance-friendly postpunky new wave.

Kaki King, Glackabelle @ Rough Trade
Composer and guitar great Kaki King brings a new visual element to her live performance with this show titled "Kaki King The Neck is a Bridge to the Body" that cannily incorporates colorful projections.

Dead Heavens, Slavve, Writer @ Bowery Electric
Walter Schreifels (Gorilla Biscuits, Quicksand, Rival Schools, etc) taps into heavy psych and '60s garage with his band Dead Heavens that also includes members of White Zombie and Cults.

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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May 20, 2015

photo: The Who in Austin in April (more by Tim Griffin)
The Who

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

The Who, Joan Jett @ Nassau Coliseum
The Who are currently on the road celebrating their 50th anniversary, and tonight's their first of five shows in the NYC-area. At this point, they have enough hits to put out a double album compilation of them (which they did last year), and these shows are sure to be filled with them. The great Joan Jett opens on all dates.

Primal Scream @ Irving Plaza
Having dabbled in punk, dub, dance music, straight-up rock n' roll and just about every other genre, Scottish band Primal Scream have managed to stay fresh longer than most other bands originating from the mid-'80s, and frontman Bobby Gilespie remains the epitome of lanky cool.

TV on the Radio, Bo Ningen @ Kings Theatre
It's been about a decade since TV on the Radio were considered a "Brooklyn buzz band," but fortunately they're still a very good band, as reinforced by last year's Seeds. Tonight's their first of three NYC-area shows on this tour (including NJ with the Pixies and Terminal 5). Bo Ningen, who are quite the sight to see, open the show.

Courtney Barnett, Chastity Belt, Darren Hanlon @ Bowery Ballroom
With a terrific new album and charmingly awesome live show, it's no wonder Courtney Barnett sold out three nights at Bowery Ballroom. If you're going, be sure to get there for Seattle's Chastity Belt and onetime Lucksmith member Darren Hanlon.

Palma Violets, Public Access TV @ Bowery Ballroom
UK band Palma Violets offer up big hooks and laddish camaraderie and wild fan reaction. Their new album, Danger at the Club, just came out this month.

Mariachi El Bronx @ Baby's All RIght
When the members of The Bronx aren't making ripping punk rock, they're making mariachi music under the name Mariachi El Bronx. They have dates coming up opening for Flogging Molly and Gogol Bordello, but first they're headlining some smaller shows of their own.

Jason Isbell, Craig Finn @ Capitol Theatre
Jason Isbell hasn't been a Drive-By Trucker since 2007, but in the time since then he's released four solo records. Most recently he put out the quality Southeastern in 2013. Opening tonight's show is Craig Finn, who fronts The Hold Steady and also has a worthwhile solo career of his own.

Tall Juan, Acid Dad, Sun Abduction, Water, Little Tony @ Good Room
Originally from Buenos Aries, Argentina, Tall Juan has been making music in NYC for a couple years now, and you may have seen him playing with another Juan (Wauters) at shows recently (and as part of The Beets). Like Wauters, he makes ramshackle, garagey folk-pop. Tonight's part of his four-Thursday residency at Good Room.

Buffy Sainte-Marie, Samantha Crain @ Highline Ballroom
Folk legend Buffy Sainte-Marie has been putting out records for over 50 years, and returned this year with Power In The Blood, her first album since 2008.

Geographer, Stranger Cat, Port St. Willow, Salt Cathedral @ Rough Trade
Sufjan Stevens/Sharon Van Etten/Shins collaborator Cat Martino makes electronic pop with Sven Britt as Stranger Cat, and the duo recently released their debut album on Joyful Noise. Tonight's the release show, and "loads of special guests" are promised.

Ghoul, Phobia, Nekrofilth, Artificial Brain @ Saint Vitus
Oakland's genuinely creepy Ghoul are on the road in continued support of last year's Hang Ten EP with Phobia and Nekrofilth. Tonight also has quality local support from Artificial Brain.

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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May 19, 2015

photo: Courtney Barnett @ SXSW 2015 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Courtney Barnett, Chastity Belt, Darren Hanlon @ Bowery Ballroom
With a terrific new album and charmingly awesome live show, it's no wonder Courtney Barnett sold out three nights at Bowery Ballroom. If you're going, be sure to get there for Seattle's Chastity Belt and onetime Lucksmith member Darren Hanlon.

Mastodon, Clutch, Graveyard @ Central Park SummerStage
If you like your metal more on the "heavy rock" side, this is a pretty amazing triple bill all around. Mastodon and Clutch are the co-headliners, and we're told we can "expect surprises" from them. They've collaborated on stage before, so maybe that will happen again tonight?

Peter Gordon & Love of Life Orchestra, Michael Beharie, Diamond Terrifier, VHVL, Das Audit, Blue Jazz TV @ Baby's All Right
Watched over by saxaphonist Peter Gordon, Love of Life Orchestra has, over the years, counted Laurie Anderson and the later Arthur Russell as members. The current lineup -- which includes Gavin Russom and OG lineup trombonist Peter Zummo -- will be playing Arthur Russell instrumentals tonight.

Ufomammut, Usnea @ Saint Vitus
Italy's Ufomammut have been making killer psychedelic doom for over a decade, and this year's Ecate on Neurot is another excellent addition to their catalog. Despite their long-running career though, they've never gone on a North American tour until now. Portland's Relapse-signed doomers Usnea are opening.

FKA twigs @ Brooklyn Hangar
FKA twigs has always incorporated dance and fashion into her persona, but apparently these three shows at Brooklyn Hanger are going to be more that a concert. Titled "Congregata," she says they're "an insight into my mind, my roots, my inspirations. a swelling conceptual performance using dance, performance and my music to date to create a world that I want you to share with me." Wearing Alexander McQueen and armed with 10 dancers and a wall of lasers, this two-hour performance piece is visually stunning. Sold out.

Drowners, July Talk, Slothrust @ Brooklyn Bowl
Not a bad triple bill of poppy indie rock, featuring the Strokes-meet-Britpop sounds of The Drowners, Toronto's July Talk, and  neo-grungers Slothrust.

Jon Fine, Ted Leo @ McNally Jackson
Onetime guitarist for Bitch Magnet (now editor of Inc. magazine), Jon Fine will talk with Ted Leo about his new memoir, YOUR BAND SUCKS: What I Saw At Indie Rock's Failed Revolution (But Can No Longer Hear). 6:30 PM, free.

Michael Che @ Knitting Factory
Having just finished his first year as co-anchor of SNL's "Weekend Update," the very funny Michael Che celebrates his birthday tonight. Special guests are promised, we're hoping for Riblet.

Violent Femmes @ Rough Trade (2 shows)
They're about to go on a summer tour of outdoor amphitheaters with Primus and Barenaked Ladies, but  Violent Femmes play the much more intimate Rough Trade tonight. The late show is sold out but you can still get into the early show by purchasing their new EP at the store.

LODRO, Gold Dime, Air Waves, Shop Talk @ Silent Barn
Some very good local bands play this show, including the dark, bluesy LODRO, Gold Dime (featuring members of Talk Normal and Dreebs), and underrated Air Waves.

Jane's Addiction, A Place to Bury Strangers @ The Capital Theatre
Veteran alt-rock outfit Jane's Addiction are playing their 1988 major label debut, Nothing's Shocking, and if you're going, do check out longtime Brooklyn noisemakers/guitarthrowers A Place to Bury Strangers.

Sam Cook-Parrot, Matthew Milia, Tall Juan @ 603 Upstairs
Radiator Hospital's Sam Cook-Parrot will be playing his band's songs solo at this DIY spot, with support from Frontier Ruckus' Milia, and The Beet's Tall Juan

Crown the Invisible, The New Lines, Balancer, Monuments @ Union Pool
Brooklyn shoegazers Crown the Invisible celebrate the release of their new album, Aporia Daze, tonight. (Stream the album below.) They play with excellent baroque psych band The New Lines.

Jason Isbell, Craig Finn @ The Space at Westbury
It's a double bill of two quality songwriters: former Drive-By Trucker Jason Isbell and Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn. They do it again tomorrow at The Cap too.

Laura Cantrell, The Human Hearts @ Union Hall
Singer, songwriter and former WFMU DJ Laura Cantrell is playing Union Hall every Tuesday in May. The "Springtime Songbook" residency promises "country and folk music for urbanites." Also on the bill are The Human Hearts, led by terrific songwriter and indie mainstay Franklin Bruno.

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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May 17, 2015

photo: FKA Twigs @ Webtster Hall (more by Amanda Hatfield)
FKA TWIGS

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

FKA twigs @ Brooklyn Hangar
FKA twigs has always incorporated dance and fashion into her persona, but apparently these three shows at Brooklyn Hanger are going to be more that a concert. Titled "Congregata," she says they're "an insight into my mind, my roots, my inspirations. a swelling conceptual performance using dance, performance and my music to date to create a world that I want you to share with me." Wearing Alexander McQueen and armed with 10 dancers, this two-hour performance piece should be something. Sold out.

Skate & Surf Festival @ Asbury Park Oceanfront
Skate & Surf may have gotten the rep as being a strictly pop punk festival, but it's more diverse than that and this year's lineup is pretty impressive. Among the big names on today's bill are Jersey heartland punks The Gaslight Anthem and the grungy Manchester Orchestra, and elsewhere there's recently-reunited late '90s emo/punk bands Small Brown Bike and Hot Rod Circuit, recently-reunited post-hardcore/metalcore bands Poison the Well and From Autumn to Ashes, cathartic rockers Beach Slang, the dead-serious post-rocky Pianos Become the Teeth, killer noisy/melodic indie rockers Cloud Nothings, the youthful nasal-voiced Front Bottoms and Modern Baseball, and still many more.

Black N' Blue Bowl @ Webster Hall
While Skate & Surf goes down just outside of NYC, a different kind of punk festival goes down right in the heart of the city. Today's lineup includes a reunion from Revelation Records hardcore boundary pushers Burn, another reunion from crossover thrash vets Crumbsuckers, hardcore lifers Sick Of It All, Boston traditionalists The Rival Mob, Dave Smalley (performing Dag Nasty, All and Down By Law), and many more.

Patti Smith, Loudon Wainwright, Kaki King, Nicole Atkins & more @ City Winery
NYC punk legend Patti Smith, singer/songwriter Loudon Wainwright, guitar great Kaki King and more come together for this Nepal benefit which Patti's daughter Jesse organized.

Dorthia Cottrell, Nate Hall, Serpentskirt @ Acheron
With Windhand, Dorthia Cottrell makes crushing melodic doom, but on her own she favors an acoustic guitar over walls of distortion, and makes something closer to psychedelic folk. Her tour with Nate Hall of US Christmas hits NYC tonight.

Frankie Cosmos, Gingerlys, Lost Boy? @ Brooklyn Bow Wow
Brooklyn Bow Wow is a doggy day care, and they're describing tonight's show as "a first ever pups & humans concert." They add, "there will be a bar and plenty of pooches to jam out with." Twee folk singer Frankie Cosmos headlines.

Ende Tymes Festival @ Outpost Artists Resources
NYC's "festival of noise and abstract liberation" wraps up tonight with Jeff Donaldson, Long Distance Poison with Jonas Bers, Kyle Eyre Clyd, Gen Ken Montgomery, and many more.

Mandolin Orange, Leif Vollebekk @ City Winery
Old-timey folk/country/bluegrass duo Mandolin Orange team up with underrated Canadian singer/songwriter Leif Vollebekk for this quality double bill.

Jay Z @ Terminal 5
This is Jay Z's second of two shows this week at Terminal 5, a very small venue for a guy who's played multiple nights in a row at Barclays Center. And on top of that, he's promising old songs and deep cuts that he doesn't play live often, which is a pretty amazing treat for a guy with twelve albums ranging from good to great, who usually does hits-filled setlists. The only way in was to enter through TIDAL's contest which is now closed.

EMEFE, Will Butler (DJ Set), The Rad Trads @ Baby's All Right
NYC band EMEFE make widescreen funk-pop that sounds a bit like if Talking Heads got their start at Minneapolis' First Avenue instead of CBGB. Their just-released eponymous LP is a concept album based on French Revolution-era writer Jacques Lusseyran's book And There Was Light (stream it below), and they celebrate tonight. Arcade Fire's Will Butler is your DJ.

And The Kids @ Elvis Guesthouse
Boston-area band And The Kids make what they call "accessible unconscious existential indie glitter popsicle crisis music." You can hear exactly what that sounds like on their debut album, Turn To Each Other (streaming below), and at Elvis Guesthouse tonight.

Miho Hatori, Zulu P, Diamond Terrifer/M. Beharie DJs @ 'The Maze' at SELECT Art Fair
Ever wanted to see a bunch of bands play inside a giant maze on the roof of the former Dia Center building? Well you're in luck, as the You Are Here Festival does just that. It's part of the SELECT Art Fair, and tonight's headlined by Cibo Matto's Miho Matori.

American Nightmare, Sick Feeling @ Saint Vitus
Missed American Nightmare at Skate and Surf this weekend? Don't miss this just announced intimate Brooklyn show!

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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May 16, 2015

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Today's the Brooklyn Flea Record Fair, presented by Red Bull Music Academy and happening at Smorgasburg will Williamsburg. As mentioned, there will be DJs spinning from 1-5 PM and here's the schedule:

1-1:45pm Matt Werth (RVNG Intl.)
1:45 - 2:30pm Jefre Cantu-Ledesma (Mexican Summer)
2:30 - 3:15pm Jack Tatum (Wild Nothing)
3:15-4pm Justin Miller (Have A Killer Time)
4-5pm Eamon Harkin (Mister Saturday Night)
If you've never been, the Brooklyn Flea Record Fair goes till 6 PM has 50 tables from independent labels (DFA, Mexican Summer, Kanine, and more), record stores (Other Music, Captured Tracks), and used vendors. There's a map of where the tables (and DJs, and the bar) are below.

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photo: Mac McCaughan at BV-SXSW 2015 (more by Tim Griffin)
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For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

Brooklyn Flea Record Fair @ Smorgasburg
The bi-annual vinyl extravaganza is back with tables from labels, some of your favorite local record stores, and used vendors. There's also Minimal Wave cupcakes and a host of DJs -- Wild Nothing's Jack Tatum among them -- and tons and tons of records.

Mac McCaughan, Flesh Wounds, And The Kids @ Baby's All Right
Though he ostensibly went solo with his Portastatic albums, Superchunk's Mac McCaughan released his first-ever album under his own name this year. He'll be backed tonight by Flesh Wounds, who will do their own opening set.

Skate & Surf Festival @ Asbury Park Oceanfront
Skate & Surf may have gotten the rep as being a strictly pop punk festival, but it's more diverse than that and this year's lineup is pretty impressive. Among the big names on today's bill are Celtic punks Dropkick Murphys and post-hardcore progsters Thrice (first NYC-area appearance of their reunion), and elsewhere there's influential hardcore greats American Nightmare, art rock shapeshifters mewithoutYou, melodic hardcore bashers Defeater, '90s alt-rock devotees Superheaven, gravelly-voiced punks Iron Chic, Canadian hardcore riffers Cancer Bats, and still more.

Black N' Blue Bowl @ Webster Hall
While Skate & Surf goes down just outside of NYC, a different kind of punk festival goes down right in the heart of the city. Today's lineup includes the Bad Brains/Cro-Mags related band The Regulators, Brooklyn alt-metal/metalcore vets Candiria, NYHC legends Madball, a reunion from '80s NYC hardcore/Oi! band American Eagle, influential chugsters Earth Crisis, new-ish Baltimore (but NYHC-inspired) band Turnstile, and more.

Lightning Bolt, Oneida @ Le Poisson Rouge
Lightning Bolt returned this year with their sixth album, and it has them sounding as chaotic and noisy as ever. They continue to put on the kind of wild live shows that you just have to see to believe, and tonight's sold-out gig is a good bill all around with another regular in the noise/avant-garde scene, Oneida.

Storm Rave w/ Frankie Bones, Adam X, Heather Heart, Lenny Dee, Rob Gee @ Secret Warehouse
Frankie Bones was a key player in the NYC '90s underground dance music scene with his wild Storm Rave parties. He hasn't thrown one in 22 years, but that will change tonight. Joining him is a lineup of other veterans of that same NYC scene. Part of the Red Bull Music Academy, it maintains the old spirit by keeping the locale a secret.

Full of Hell, The Body @ ABC No Rio and Saint Vitus
Wild hardcore kids Full of Hell and sludge/drone metallers The Body are currently on the road together destroying ear drums across America together, and today they roll into NYC for two shows. First they play a 3 PM matinee at ABC No Rio with Radiation Blackbody and Through Thorn and Brier, and then at night they hit Vitus with Water Torture and Mother Brain.

Crosby, Stills and Nash @ Kings Theatre
Folk rock as we know it wouldn't be what it is today without Crosby, Stills & Nash, who continue to inspire new groups and whose classic material still sounds timeless. Tonight's their second of two shows at Brooklyn's newly-reopened Kings Theatre.

Brian Wilson @ State Theatre
The mastermind behind The Beach Boys (and thus, some of the most influential pop music ever) Brian Wilson released a new solo album this year, and he'll be spending some time on the road too. His proper tour (with Rodriguez) comes to the NYC-area for two shows this summer, but first he plays New Brunswick's State Theatre Benefit Gala tonight, just outside of NYC.

Roy Ayers, Rich Medina @ Output (the roof)
Master of good vibes (literally), soul/jazz legend Roy Ayers plays the kickoff of Output's roof series. Rain is in the forecast but let's hope his "Everybody Loves the Sunshine" spirit keeps the clouds away. Doors are at 2 PM and Roy goes on around dusk -- it's free before 5 PM if you RSVP.

A Place to Bury Strangers, Sleepies, Pill, Bambara @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
We were super bummed to hear Brooklyn Night Bazaar lost it's lease and will have to be out by the end of May. But there are still some good times left, so take in the mini golf, ping pong, beer, snacks and music, which tonight includes a pretty awesomely noisy lineup of A Place to Bury Strangers and lots more. A good one.

Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Tredici Bacci, Mega Bog, Eartheater @ Trans-Pecos
This is a daytime BBQ show featuring the debut of Boston's Tredici Bacci, an Italian soundtrack ensemble led by former Guerilla Toss member Simon Hanes.

Nude Beach, OCDPP, Weird Womb, Cold Waste, Young Ruins @ Cake Shop
Help one of our favorite places, Cake Shop, celebrate their 10th anniversary tonight with this "super show" featuring the heartland indie rock of Nude Beach, punk-inspired supergroup OCDPP (Dum Dum Girls, Vivian Girls, Xray Eyeballs), and more.

The Feelies @ The Bell House
NJ indie rock legends The Feelies don't play that often (or far away from home) so please cherish when you get a chance to see them. They reward with long sets, still-great playing and some unexpected covers.

Psychedelic Furs, Black English @ Wellmont Theatre
It's still okay to dance like Molly Ringwald, especially when seeing Richard and Tim Butler's veteran alt-rock group trot out on the hits. "Love My Way," "Into You Like a Train," and "President Gas" still sound great.

Wild Nothing, Journalism @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Jack Tatum is currently finishing up work on the third Wild Nothing album (Nocturne came out in 2012). While no details on that have been announced, they'll be playing new songs tonight at this free show (you had to RSVP which is now closed).

Tennis, Kuroma @ Mercury Lounge
Boat-loving Denver duo Tennis released Ritual In Repeat (produced by Black Keys' Patrick Carney) last year, furthering their transformation from reverby indie types into anthemic pop indie types. If you're going, MGMT-related band Kuroma are worth seeing.

Obnox, Uniform, Ballroom @ WFMU Monty Hall
Lamont "Bim" Thomas just released Know America, his second album this year under the Obnox moniker (Boogalou Reed came out back in January), continuing his hot creative streak. It's a concept album about hijacking a radio station to bring his vision of rock n' roll to the airwaves. His vision is blown-out but very soulful and goes well beyond typical garage rock. There's a lot going on besides just fuzz. Also on the bill: ex-The Men/Drunkdriver noise duo Uniform.

Mike Gent (of The Figgs) and Doug Gillard @ Hi-Fi Bar
Both The Figgs and Doug Gillard probably played 169 Avenue A a bunch of times back when it was Brownies, so it's nice to have them back in a familiar setting at Hi-Fi.

Madam West, Looms, Piers, Whitewash @ Baby's All Right
This is a free afternoon matinee, so stop by Baby's All Right have some brunch, hit the bloody mary bar and enjoy some up-and-coming bands. On the bill: Whitewash, who make make moody, textural rock with some jazzy tendencies.

The Spits, Pampers, CCR Headcleaner, Tournament @ The Wick
Keeping alive the sound of the Ramones, but maybe even sleazier, The Spits roll through NYC tonight to help celebrate the Acheron's fifth anniversary (though the show is at nearby venue The Wick). It's a great bill of punk/garage openers all around too.

The Flex, Red Death, NYC Headhunters @ Acheron
While the Acheron is celebrating its 5th anniversary at The Wick tonight, it's still hosting its own show too, and it's a good one. Furious UK hardcore band The Flex headline, and before them it's the killer crossover thrash/d-beaters Red Death from DC. Locals NYC Headhunters (mem Vanity) open.

Sick Feeling, PC Worship, Psalm Zero, VHVL, James Place DJs @ 'The Maze' at SELECT Art Fair
Ever wanted to see a bunch of bands play inside a giant maze on the roof of the former Dia Center building? Well you're in luck, as the You Are Here Festival does just that. It's part of the SELECT Art Fair, and tonight features punks Sick Feeling and noisemakers PC Worship.

Peelander Z, Tornavox, Bodega Bay @ Knitting Factory
As anyone who's ever seen them knows, Japanese Action Comic Punks Peelander-Z put on an unforgettable live show, and it's a ton of fun.

Broncho, Strange Names, Winstons @ Rough Trade
Broncho bring garage rock and late '70s power pop together into a mix that's very appealing and makes for some pretty enjoyable live shows.

Traxman, The Present @ Elvis Guesthouse
Traxman hails from the same Chicago footwork scene that gave us the late DJ Rashad (who he recently paid tribute to). Tonight he'll keep the dancefloor moving at new Ave A party spot Elvis Guesthouse.

Trance Lords, Ian Isiah, Iceboi, Doss, Will Fry, Imogene, Mr UNO NYC & Ms Norelation, special guests @ Palisades
It's the fourth anniversary of underground NYC dance label UNO, which in that time has given us Arca, Mykki Blanco, Fatima Al Qadiri, and more great artists. Special guests are promised tonight. Who could they be?

Ende Tymes Festival @ Silent Barn
NYC's "festival of noise and abstract liberation" continues tonight with Bastard Noise, Pharmakon, Dead Machines, Hyena Hive, One Dark Eye, R. Jencks, Granpa and many more.

The Roadside Graves, Peter Stampfel & the Ether Frolic Mob, Out Of System Transfer, Folk Y'all @ Kings County Saloon
NJ folk rockers Roadside Graves haven't released an album since 2011's We Can Take Care of Ourselves, but they're still going as a live band. Tonight they play with folk legend Peter Stampfel.

Jay Z @ Terminal 5
This is Jay Z's first of two shows this week at Terminal 5, a very small venue for a guy who's played multiple nights in a row at Barclays Center. And on top of that, he's promising old songs and deep cuts that he doesn't play live often, which is a pretty amazing treat for a guy with twelve albums ranging from good to great, who usually does hits-filled setlists. The only way in was to enter through TIDAL's contest which is now closed.

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May 15, 2015

photo: Superheaven at Webster Hall in 2014 (more by Mimi Hong)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Superheaven, Diamond Youth, Rozwell Kid, Soda Bomb @ The Studio at Webster Hall (BV Presents)
Superheaven's new album Ours Is Chrome dropped last week, and if you're looking for a new band with alt-rock bangers like "Cherub Rock" and "Everlong," look no further. BrooklynVegan is proudly presenting this whole tour (with other '90s-ish band Diamond Youth and Rozwell Kid), and BV's Andrew Sacher is DJing this show.

Tri Angle Records 5th Anniversary w/ The Haxan Cloak, Evian Christ, Holy Other, Vessel, Forest Swords, Boothroyd, mssingo, Lotic, Rabit, Hanz and special guests @ 23 Wall Street (RBMA)
Tri Angle Records was initially tied to that short-lived "witch house" thing, but as that fad died the label didn't stop becoming a home for excellent forward-thinking electronic music. They've been doing it for five years now, and tonight they celebrate with a big party on Wall Street with a lot of their roster.

Crosby, Stills and Nash @ Kings Theatre
Folk rock as we know it wouldn't be the same without Crosby, Stills & Nash, who continue to inspire new groups and whose classic material still sounds timeless. Tonight's their first of two shows at Brooklyn's newly-reopened Kings Theatre.

Lightning Bolt, Zs, Dan Friel @ The Wick
Lightning Bolt returned this year with their sixth album, and it has them sounding as chaotic and noisy as ever. They continue to put on the kind of wild live shows that you just have to see to believe, and tonight's sold-out gig is a good bill all around with two other regulars in the noise/avant-garde scene, Zs and Dan Friel (ex-Parts & Labor).

Poison The Well, Code Orange @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Poison the Well hailed from the late '90s post-hardcore scene, and they continued making forward-thinking music into the 2000s, as many bands in that style went in a more commercial direction. They broke up in 2010 but now they're back for Skate & Surf in Asbury Park this weekend and tonight's NYC show. If you're going, Code Orange are definitely not to miss.

Prinze George, Teen Commandments, Clementine & The Galaxy @ Rough Trade
NYC trio Prinze George make soulful synthpop that manages to be anthemic without relying on too much "whoa-oh"-ing. Their eponymous EP which came out back in March.

James Chance, Patrick Higgins w/ projections by Nuit Blanche, Victoria Keddie w/ live video composition by ESP TV, Lost Soul Enterprises DJs @ You Are Here Festival
Ever wanted to see a bunch of bands play inside a giant maze on the roof of the former Dia Center building? Well you're in luck, as the You Are Here Festival does just that. It's part of the SELECT Art Fair, and tonight's headlined by no wave icon James Chance.

Polaris, Rocket and the Ghost @ Highline Ballroom
Mark Mulcahy took a break from his band Miracle Legion to make music for kids show The Adventures of Pete & Pete and ended up writing another batch of great songs. Polaris never really played much back in the day so Mulcahy revived them for a few shows. See 'em while you can.

Endless Boogie, Obnox, PC Worship, Rips @ Cake Shop
Cake Shop continues its month-long 10th anniversary celebration with this "super show" featuring the perfectly named Endless Boogie, the fuzzrock soul of Obnox, arty noisemakers PC Worship and shoegazy Rips.

Yonatan Gat, Your 33 Black Angels, Jerry Paper, Andy Boay @ Aviv
The former Monotonix man is in midst of a four-week residency at DIY spot Aviv and tonight's edition is another good one with oddball Jerry Paper, Tonstartssbandht's Andy Boay and hard-to-define Your 33 Black Angels.

Chain and the Gang, Future Punx, OCDPP @ Baby's All Right
Ian Svenonius' current outfit Chain & the Gang recently released new LP, Minimal Rock n' Roll and, while it purposefully lacks production flourishes, it's got no shortage of style and attitude.  This is a good bill all-around with new wave-y Future Punx and OCDPP (aka OJ from Xray Eyeballs, Cassie Ramone and Dee Dee of Dum Dum Girls).

Breakdown Brass Band, Gedeon Luke and The People, Saun and Starr @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
We were super bummed to hear Brooklyn Night Bazaar lost it's lease and will have to be out by the end of May. But there are still some good times left, so take in the mini golf, ping pong, beer, snacks and music. Tonight head their to see new Daptone act Saun and Starr (who used to sing backup for Sharon Jones).

Chui Wan, The Flavor Crystals @ Baby's All Right
Bejiing  band Chui Wan made their way to the US to play Levitation in Austin where their abstact, proggy stood out amongst the more traditional psych at the fest.

Matt Pond PA, Young Buffalo @ Bowery Ballroom
Matt Pond PA's been all about those tenth anniversaries lately. Last year he played Emblems in full on tour to celebrate 10 years, and this year he's doing the same for Several Arrows Later.

Downtown Boys, In School, The Homewreckers @ Palisades
Downtown Boys just released their politically-charged, saxophone-fueled debut album Full Communism on Don Giovanni. It's a really good record but this is the kind of band that's really best experienced live, which you can do at tonight's release show.

Eskimeaux, Jawbreaker Reunion, Emily Reo, Sharpless, Free Cake For Every Creature @ Shea Stadium
Eskimeaux hails from the current scene of Northeast DIY bands (as does the rest of this bill). But going by the subtle intricacies and strong pop sensibilities of her new album OK on Double Double Whammy, she sounds destined to break out of it. Tonight's the release show for that album.

Ende Tymes Festival @ Silent Barn
NYC's "festival of noise and abstract liberation" continues tonight with Work/death, Developer, Metalux, KHF, Gordon Ashworth, Don Dietrich & C. Spencer Yeh, and many more.

Matt & Kim, WATERS @ Terminal 5
Matt & Kim have come a long way from their roots playing Todd P shows, and today the poppy duo headline their second of two sold-out nights at the huge Terminal 5. The '90s rock-inspired WATERS open.

Jane's Addiction, A Place to Bury Strangers @ Starland Ballroom
Veteran alt-rock outfit Jane's Addiction are playing their 1988 major label debut, Nothing's Shocking, and if you're going, do check out longtime Brooklyn noisemakers/guitarthrowers A Place to Bury Strangers.

Psychedelic Furs, Black English @ The Paramount
It's still okay to dance like Molly Ringwald, especially when seeing Richard and Tim Butler's veteran alt-rock group trot out on the hits. "Love My Way," "Into You Like a Train," and "President Gas" still sound great.

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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