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September 11, 2014

Bob Mould at Williamsburg Park in 2012 (more by Sachyn Mital)
Bob Mould

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

Karen O @ McKittrick Hotel
Karen O's first (but recorded 7 years ago) solo album, Crush Songs, is out now, and unlike Yeah Yeah Yeahs' increasingly bigger sounding music, it's raw introverted bedroom folk. This week's four intimate shows (tonight's being the third) should fit the sound well.

Bob Mould, Cymbals Eat Guitars @ Bowery Ballroom
Between his time in Husker Du, Sugar, and a prolific solo career, the legendary Bob Mould has over three decades of great material to pull from for this week's 3 NYC shows, this being the second. Openers Cymbals Eat Guitars are not to be missed either. This year's LOSE is one of the year's most powerful indie rock albums.

Ducktails, Limited, The Stevens @ Baby's All Right
Real Estate guitarist Matt Mondanile takes center stage with Ducktails, whose music isn't so far off from his other group's jangle. Ducktails guitarist Alex Craig, meanwhile, fronts the '80s-romo-loving Limited. Do get there early to catch Australia's terrific The Stevens.

Philip Glass Ensemble, Steve Reich @ BAM
Nonesuch Records' 50th anniversary at BAM continues with the third of three collaborative nights of contemporary composer greats Philip Glass and Steve Reich, their first live collaborations in over thirty years.

Shannon and the Clams, Liquor Store, Juniper Rising, Hobocop @ Death By Audio
With a sound straight out of the early days of Rock n' Roll, Shannon & the Clams bring big hooks and personality (and a lot of fun) to the table. This is Shannon's second  of three sold-out NYC shows this week.

The Young, Fly Golden Eagle, Degreaser @ Glasslands
The Young's new LP is a great dose of psychedelic punk and a step up from their last. Tonight they return to NYC for their first of two shows here this week.

Man or Astro-Man?, The Pack A.D. @ Mercury Lounge
Everyone's favorite sci-fi surf punk band Man or Astro-Man? are back in town for two NYC shows this week, tonight's being the second.

The Sharp Things, Jennifer Castle, Meredith Young @ Mercury Lounge
Canada's Jennifer Castle makes quality folk on her new album, which hearkens back to the cult singers of the late '60s/early '70s and features string arrangements by Owen Pallett. Tonight's her first of two NYC shows this week.

Cheetah Chrome (acoustic), Threats, Knucklehead (acoustic) @ Niagara
Punk veteran Cheetah Chrome (of Dead Boys) has a few NYC gigs scheduled this week. This one's on the intimate side.

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Steve Winwood @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers put out their 13th album this year, Hypnotic Eye, and they're also responsible for some of the most massive heartland rock hits dating back to the 1970s. We should get a little of everything tonight.

Sylvan Esso, Landlady @ Rough Trade
Watching the crowds at their shows opening for tUnE-yArDs (and on their own) it was clear Sylvan Esso have an audience of their own which is growing by the minute.  Like Friday's Bowery Ballroom show, this one is sold out... next stop Terminal 5.

Naomi Punk, Sleepies, Nine of Swords, Low Fat Getting High @ Shea Stadium
This is a good bill of NYC punk bands, and they're promising a special guest headliner which we can presumably at least narrow down to genre. Who do you think it is? UPDATE: It's Naomi Punk.

Elephant Stone, Lunifred Benjamin, High Waisted @ The Rock Shop
Montreal's Elephant Stone share their name with a Stone Roses single and on their new album Three Poisons, they definitely embrace the Madchester baggy sound. They're pretty killer live -- and how often do you get to see a rock band with sitar?

Museum of Love (Pat Mahoney + Jee Day), Tiger & Woods, Jacques Renault @ Verboten
While Museum of Love do play live as a band (and a good one too), tonight's a DJ night for Pat & Jee Day.

Nik Turner's Hawkwind, Witch Mountain, Hedersleben, Tonstartssbandht @ Marlin Room at Webster Hall
Sax and flute man Nik Turner was a member of Hawkwind in the '70s and '80s and now fronts his own version of the Spacerock pioneers. His backing band, Hedersleben, gets their own opening set, and first up is Montreal/NYC experimental duo Tonstartssbandht.

Ukiah Drag, Uniform, Crazy Spirit, Survival, Nick Klein @ Saint Vitus
The Ukiah Drag make heavy psych punk on their new LP which really is a trip. Tonight's a joint release part for that and the new one from local noisemakers Uniform (ex-The Men, Drunkdriver).

White Denim, Clear Plastic Masks @ MHOW
Austin's jam scene-approved rockers White Denim are on night two of a three-night at Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight. Their current tour is continuing to support last year's Jeff Tweedy-produced Corsicana Lemonade.

Diane Cluck @ Rockwood Music Hall
Folk singer Diane Cluck put out an excellent album this year with Boneset and she's got two shows at Rockwood this week, this being the first.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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September 10, 2014

Spoon at FFF 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
Spoon

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

Spoon, !!! , Operators (ex-Wolf Parade) @ Central Park Rumsey Playfield
Having released the terrific They Want My Soul earlier this summer, Britt Daniel and the new line-up of Spoon play this sold out show tonight. (They were great at the McKittrick secret show back in August.) In addition to punk-funk exclamationists !!!, Dan Boeckner's new band Operators open tonight... and between them and Spoon, the entire lineup of Divine Fits will be there tonight, so it's not out of the realm of possibilities that we might bet a song or two from that.

Karen O @ McKittrick Hotel
Karen O's first (but recorded 7 years ago) solo album, Crush Songs, is out now, and unlike Yeah Yeah Yeahs' increasingly bigger sounding music, it's raw introverted bedroom folk. This week's four intimate shows (tonight's being the second) should fit the sound well.

Bob Mould, Cymbals Eat Guitars @ Bowery Ballroom
Between his time in Husker Du, Sugar, and a prolific solo career, the legendary Bob Mould has over three decades of great material to pull from for this week's 3 NYC shows, this being the first. Openers Cymbals Eat Guitars are not to be missed either. This year's LOSE is one of the year's most powerful indie rock albums.

Dead Rider, Dan Friel, Advaeta @ Baby's All Right
Chicago's Dead Rider (ex-US Maple) headline this night of experimental music, noise and general out-there vibes.

Philip Glass & Steve Reich @ BAM (Howard Gilman Opera House
Nonesuch Records' 50th anniversary at BAM continues with the second of three collaborative nights of contemporary composer greats Philip Glass and Steve Reich, their first live collaborations in over thirty years.

Brad Mehldau, Chris Thile @ BAM (Harvey Theater)
Contemporary jazz composer Brad Mehldau is on his second of two nights at BAM for the Nonesuch anniversary, and this one's extra special because he'll be joined by Nickel Creek/Punch Brothers' Chris Thile.

Man or Astro-Man?, The Pack A.D., Wray @ Brooklyn Bowl
Everyone's favorite sci-fi surf punk band Man or Astro-Man? are back in town for two NYC shows this week, tonight's being the first.

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers @ Madison Square Garden
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers put out their 13th album this year, Hypnotic Eye, and they're also responsible for some of the most massive heartland rock hits dating back to the 1970s. We should get a little of everything tonight.

Naomi Punk, PC Worship, Laced, Psychic Blood @ Palisades
This bill is loaded with raw DIY-minded rock with the grungy Naomi Punk, the noisy PC Worship, the Beach Fossils/Nude Beach-related Laced, and more noise/grunge from Psychic Blood.

Nick Waterhouse, PEP @ Rough Trade
LA classic soul/R&B lover Nick Waterhouse, who has made his way through NYC twice this year already, is back to lay down some live grooves, many of which are from his new album, Holly.

White Denim, Clear Plastic Masks @ MHOW
Austin's jam scene-approved rockers White Denim kick off a three-night at Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight. Their current tour is continuing to support last year's Jeff Tweedy-produced Corsicana Lemonade.

"ASK ANDREW LIVE" w/ Andrew WK @ Santos Party House
This is billed as "a night of in-person intimate advice on life, love and" -- yep, you guessed it -- "partying."

The Stevens, Free Time @ Cake Shop
Melbourne's The Stevens pull from a variety of landmark indie rock -- The Clean, Guided by Voices, Pavement -- but don't sound quite like any of them. The band's debut album,The History of Hygiene, is 24 tracks of lo-to-mid-fi shambly pop perfection. No doubt there is a lot of this type of stuff out there, but The Stevens make superior product

Jason Lescalleet, Decimus @ Body Actualized Center
Drone/sound collage master Jason Lescalleet just played a collaborative show at Trans-Pecos with Kevin Drumm, and tonight he's back in solo mode for this show at Body Actualized Center.

Interpol signing @ Other Music (5 PM)
Interpol played three NYC shows last week in celebration of new album El Pintor which is out this week. Buy it and get the band to deface it with Sharpies at Other Music tonight.

Sweet @ The Slipper Room
Seth Herzog's comedy night Sweet is celebrating its 10th anniversary with three guest-filled shows this week, this is the final night. Herzog has promised appearances by Colin Quinn, Hannibal Buress, Vanessa Bayer, Dave Hill, and Questlove at some point during the week, and folks like Jim Gaffigan, Todd Barry and more have appeared as unannounced guests. Who will show up tonight?

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

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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September 9, 2014

Karen O w/ Yeah Yeah Yeahs at Barclays Center in 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Karen O

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

Karen O @ McKittrick Hotel
Karen O's first (but recorded 7 years ago) solo album, Crush Songs, is out now, and unlike Yeah Yeah Yeahs' increasingly bigger sounding music, it's raw introverted bedroom folk. This week's four intimate shows (starting with tonight's) should fit the sound well.

Philip Glass Ensemble & Steve Reich & Musicians @ BAM
Nonesuch Records' 50th anniversary at BAM begins today, and kicking off the celebration is the first live collaboration in over thirty years from contemporary composer greats Philip Glass and Steve Reich. They're in the Howard Gilman Opera House, and Brad Mehldau will be performing in the Harvey Theater.

Elephant Stone, Painted Zeros @ Mercury Lounge
Montreal's Elephant Stone share their name with a Stone Roses single and on their new album Three Poisons, they definitely embrace the Madchester baggy sound. They're pretty killer live -- and how often do you get to see a rock band with sitar?

YOU, Starred, Venerence @ Palisades
Brooklyn band YOU just released their new album Sunchaser which, apart from the title, stays mostly in gloomy climates with dark postpunk. Tonight's the record release party.

Laurel Halo @ The Kitchen
Non-profit NYC performance space The Kitchen is hosting its Synth Nights series once again, this time with Laurel Halo, who has made everything from hard-edged IDM to boundary-pushing pop. She's presenting new works at this, so we're in for a surprise.

Shannon and the Clams, Boytoy, The Mystery Lights @ Union Pool
With a sound straight out of the early days of Rock n' Roll, Shannon & the Clams bring big hooks and personality (and a lot of fun) to the table. This is Shannon's first of the NYC shows this week.

Justin Townes Earle, American Aquarium @ Stage 48
Justin Townes Earle makes more of his classic-sounding folk/country on his new album, Single Mothers, which is out today on Vagrant.

Die Antwoord @ Terminal 5
Round two for wacky South African rappers Die Antwoord in NYC tonight.

Banks @ Rough Trade
The R&B/indie crossover continues and Banks is one of the genre's many fast-rising singers. She's got a sold out show coming up at Terminal 5, but tonight's is at the much smaller Rough Trade and all you have to do to get in is buy her new album at the Rough Trade store today.

Fashion Rocks w/ KISS, Duran Duran, Usher, Jennifer Lopez & more @ Barclays Center
The annual Fashion Rocks concert is at Barclays Center this year, and it's a chance to see some big rock bands of old and some big pop singers of new.

Sweet @ The Slipper Room
Seth Herzog's comedy night Sweet is celebrating its 10th anniversary with three guest-filled shows this week, this is the second. Herzog has promised appearances by Colin Quinn, Hannibal Buress, Vanessa Bayer, Dave Hill, and Questlove at some point during the week, plus "special guests." Who will show up tonight?

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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September 8, 2014

DFA1979 in LA in August (more by Debi Del Grande)
DFA1979

Wavves @ Glasslands, 2013 (more by PSquared)
Wavves

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

Death From Above 1979 @ Rough Trade
Ten years since their the debut album, Canadian band DFA1979 finally get around to making its follow-up, Physical World, which sounds like they haven't skipped a beat. Fuzzed-out bass, disco drumming intact. This is a record release show and the smallest place they've played in NYC in a looong time.

Wavves, Habibi, Big Muff Radio @ Baby's All Right
Wavves have officially gone from lo-fi noisemakers to real-deal pop punks, and the new sound suits them well. And seeing these bangers live is where it's at, especially at a small place like Baby's. Expect wildness.

Pontiak, Jaye Jayle, TBA @ Saint Vitus
Get a double dose of psychedelia at Vitus tonight from Thrill Jockey's Pontiak and Jaye Jayle, the solo project of Young Widows' Evan Patterson, who ditches the heavier sounds of his main band for this one.

Die Antwoord, DJ Cindy Kim @ Irving Plaza
Totally in-your-face eccentrics Die Antwoord are a thing of their own, and tonight's your first of two chances to experience it in the flesh in NYC this week. Tomorrow they're at Terminal 5.

Weeknight, Martial Canterel, TBA @ The Acheron
A double-header of gothy synth action, hit the lonesome road with Weeknight, and dance to the neo-luddite world of Martian Canterel (aka Xeno & Oaklander's Sean McBride).

Ask Me Another w/ Gail Simmons @ Bell House
WNYC's "Ask Me Another" is a live radio taping that combines "brainteasers and local pub trivia night with comedy and music." Tonight's special guest is Food & Wine editor and Top Chef host Gail Simmons.

Night Train with The Kondabolu Brothers ft. Sean Patton, Mike Drucker, Katina Corrao, Jim Tews, George Gordon, + more @ Littlefield
This week's edition of Wyatt Cenac's weekly Night Train comedy series is guest hosted by The Kondabolu Brothers and features appearances a host of funny folk.

Sweet @ The Slipper Room
Seth Herzog's comedy night Sweet is celebrating its 10th anniversary with three guest-filled shows this week, this is the first. Herzog has promised appearances by Colin Quinn, Hannibal Buress, Vanessa Bayer, Dave Hill, and Questlove at some point during the week, plus "special guests." Who will show up tonight?

Gary Clark Jr. @ Central Park Rumsey Playfield
If you miss the good ol' days of blues rock, Gary Clark Jr's classic riffs and soulful voice may be just what you need.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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September 7, 2014

Cocorosie at Webster Hall in 2012 (more by Gretchen Robinette)
Cocorosie

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

Cocorosie, Antony, Kembra Pfahler And The Girls Of Karen Black, Johanna Constantine @ Webster Hall
This is a benefit show, featuring old friends Cocorosie and Antony, for the upcoming exhibition FUTURE FEMINISM which happens at The Hole starting next week.

Mineral, Into It. Over It. @ Bowery Ballroom
One of the most beloved bands of emo's late '90s period, Mineral, are back for their first tour in 17 years, and the first tour since the release of their slowcore-leaning classic swan song, EndSerenading. Tonight's the last of four sold-out NYC shows, all of which are opened by newer emo band Into It. Over It.

Future Punks, Prince Rupert's Drops, Truthers @ 45 Orchard
This free afternoon fashion week party, called "LES Opening NIght Art + Fashion," features a trio of indie rock bands -- including new wave revivalists Future Punx and the psych rock of Prince Rupert Drops -- plus DJs and a performance by members of Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company. Free, bands start at 4:15 PM.

Future Punx, Naked Heroes, Prince Klassen, Chris Devlin @ 402 1/2 Park Ave (Brooklyn)
Future Punx stay busy on tonight with a second show, this one in Bed Stuy.

S. Carey, Califone, Doe Paoro @ Le Poisson Rouge
This show is being co-headlined by Bon Iver member Sean Carey, aka S. Carey, and longrunning indie rockers Califone. Doe Paoro, who worked with Bon Iver's Justin Vernon on her last release, opens. S. Carey will be back in NYC in the fall to open for American Football.

Punch, Crushed, Curmudgeon, Water Torture @ Death by Audio
If you like totally cathartic, rapid-fast hardcore, Punch is not to be missed. Water Torture do a good job at satisfying a similar craving too.

clipping., Haleek Maul, Tallesen @ Glasslands
Sub Pop avant-rappers clipping. have been on tour with their labelmates Shabazz Palaces, and if you dig what Shabazz does, you'll likely be into clipping. as well.

Theologian, Megaton Leviathan, Kosmodemonic, Vailtal Deul @ Acheron
Megaton Leviathan make an atmospheric mix of doom and psych, and their tour with Vailtal Deul hits Acheron tonight. Also on the bill is death-synth artist Theologian and psych metallers Kosmodemonic.

Wedding Dress, Future of What, Unicycle Loves You, Lightfoils, Slim Twig @ Baby's All Right
Wedding Dress feature members of Maps & Atlases and Joan of Arc, and though they make more laid back, indie pop-leaning stuff here than their main projects, fans of both are still likely to dig. Tonight's their second NYC show of the weekend.

Sir Richard Bishop (of Sun City Girls), Tashi Dorji @ Monty Hall (NJ)
Guitar master and Sun City Girl member Richard Bishop plays tonight at WFMU's performance space in Jersey City with Bhutanese guitarist Tashi Dorji.

Bombino, Mamarazzi, Underground Horns @ Brooklyn Bowl
Nigerian guitarist and songwriter released the acclaimed album Nomad last year which was produced by Black Keys' Dan Auerbach.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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September 6, 2014

Buzzcocks at Coachella 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Buzzcocks

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

Buzzcocks, Titus Andronicus @ Webster Hall
This is an excellent generation-crossing bill for punk, with one of the best bands of the era -- no qualifiers necessary -- Buzzcocks, and one of today's finest bands in the genre, NJ's Titus Andronicus (who have headlined this venue themselves before).

Mineral, Into It. Over It. @ Bowery Ballroom
One of the most beloved bands of emo's late '90s period, Mineral, are back for their first tour in 17 years, and the first tour since the release of their slowcore-leaning classic swan song, EndSerenading. Tonight's the third of four sold-out NYC shows, all of which are opened by newer emo band Into It. Over It.

Skrillex, Evian Christ, Sophie, Lone @ MoMA PS1
It's the final Warm Up of the summer, and one of the best lineups of the season with Kanye collaborator Evian Christ, buzzy dancepop producer Sophie (best known so far for "Bipp" and "Hey QT"), and IDM raver Lone. Plus, special guests are promised. UPDATE: Skrillex is the headliner for the last Warm-Up. Not a joke. Also Forest Swords dropped off.

Evian Christ, Sophie, NGUZUNGUZU, The Deep @ 88 Palace
There's two ways you can keep the party going after Warm Up, this being one...

Lone (Live AV ft Konx-om-Pax), Aurora Halal (DJ Set), Konx-om-Pax (DJ Set) @ Glasslands
...and this being the other.

Fucked Up, Speedy Ortiz, Give @ Irving Plaza
Fucked Up may make highly ambitious punk records, but in a live setting they play like great punk bands always have: fast, loud and rowdy. Indie rockers Speedy Ortiz aren't to miss either, and DC punks Give should be a nice start to the night as well.

The Velvet Teen, Shy Hunters, Sunflower Bean @ Baby's All Right
All three of The Velvet Teen's albums are different, with the indie rock of 2002's Out of the Fierce Parade, the more ballady Elysium (2004), and the frenetic, eccentric sounding Cum Laude (2006). They haven't released a new album since that one, but they're promising that its followup will finally come out this year. Maybe we'll hear some new stuff today.

Fujiya & Miyagi, Zorch @ Brooklyn Bowl
Fujiya & Miyagi's new album, Artificial Sweetners, is their most synth-heavy yet, but otherwise keeps their brand of motorik funk pretty much intact. Their drummer for this tour is onetime Dirty on Purpose rhythm-master, Doug Marvin.

Cayetana, Chumped, Albondigas, Spirit of the Beehive @ Saint Vitus
Cayetana's great debut album comes out next week on Tiny Engines. It's a solid mix of indie rock, punk energy, and folky songwriting that Waxahatchee/Speedy Ortiz fans should find will be up their alley. See them tonight ahead of its release, and it's worth getting there in time for Brooklyn poppy punks Chumped too.

Cerebral Ballzy, Unstoppable Death Machines, Shellshag, Cutters, Sunny Gang @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
It's another night of free music and not-free food, drinks, arcade games, shopping and more at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar. Tonight's music lineup leans towards the punk side.

BELLS≥, Wedding Dress, Jumpers, Six Acre Lake @ Cake Shop
The Mineral show isn't the only place you can see emo vets in NYC tonight. BELLS≥ (members of Jawbox) and Wedding Dress (members of Joan of Arc and Maps & Atlases) team up at Cake Shop tonight.

California X, Slothrust, Mannequin Pussy, Vomitface @ Death By Audio
California X make sludgy rock that's somewhere between Dinosaur Jr and Torche, and they really shine in a live environment. NYC punks Mannequin Pussy are worth catching too.

Sole, DJ Pain, Pictureplane, Ceschi @ Glasslands
Alt-rapper Sole and his collaborator DJ Pain team with NYC electronic producer/all around fun guy Pictureplane for this show at Glasslands tonight.

Papercuts, Olson, Rydholm and Forester, Michael Nau @ Mercury Lounge
If you dig rainy day baroque pop, Papercuts (the moniker of San Francisco's Jason Quever) do it very well and their new record, Life Among the Savages, is quite good. Opening are Ladybug Transistor offshoot Olson, Rydholm and Forester.

Sir Richard Bishop (of Sun City Girls), Tashi Dorji @ Issue Project Room
Guitar master and Sun City Girl member Richard Bishop plays tonight with Bhutanese guitarist Tashi Dorji.

Loren Connors, Aki Onda, VioletRaid, Silk Purse @ Trans-Pecos
Avant-guitar great Loren Connors has an impressive resume, having collaborated with Thurston Moore, Cat Power, Kath Bloom and others. Catch him solo tonight.

Hollis Brown, Jonny Fritz @ The Lot In Long Island City (FREE)
The Lot in Long Island City is a free, all ages music & film series and today's afternoon entertainment includes country hellraiser Jonny "Corndawg" Fritz.

Ian Hunter and The Rant Band, Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby @ The Bell House
Mott the Hoople frontman Ian Hunter and Wreckless Eric are both on this bill, which is a pretty cool pairing, and among other things it most likely means we'll get to hear "All the Young Dudes" and "Whole Wide World" at the same show.

Modern Baseball, I Am The Avalanche, Beach Slang @ Stone Pony
Modern Baseball and Beach Slang are two Philly bands who really know how to tap into the feelings of youth (the only difference is the actual ages of the members). Tonight's their second NYC-area show of the weekend, and this one also includes grungy punks I Am the Avalanche.

Aphex Twin album listening party
Get your first chance to hear SYRO at this listening party, location TBA, if you RSVP'd in time and got picked to go.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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September 5, 2014

Sonny and the Sunsets in Austin in 2013 (more by Glen Brown)
Sonny

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

Sonny and the Sunsets, Cassie Ramone, The Whips @ Death by Audio
Sonny Smith is putting the finishing touches his and The Sunsets' new album which should be out early next year. In the meantime, he and the new line-up of The Sunsets (with Shayde from Fresh & Onlys on bass) are on tour. A real charmer, any opportunity to catch Sonny should be seized.

Mineral, Into It. Over It. @ Bowery Ballroom
One of the most beloved bands of emo's late '90s period, Mineral, are back for their first tour in 17 years, and the first tour since the release of their slowcore-leaning classic swan song, EndSerenading. Tonight's the second of four sold-out NYC shows, all of which are opened by newer emo band Into It. Over It.

Mike Birbiglia @ BAM
Comedian, actor, and master of self-deprecating storytelling, Mike Birbiglia is no stranger to BAM, having recently appeared in This American Life: One Night Only at BAM (which actually ended up having two nights). Tonight he debuts his new show, "Thank God For Jokes."

Modern Baseball, Beach Slang, Chumped, Crow Bait @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
If you're not going to Mineral, but still want something to emo tonight (or are looking for plans after -- BK Bazaar is open til 1 AM), this free show has your fix. There's the youthful and super lyrical Modern Baseball, the Jawbreaker-meets-Replacements and endlessly quotable Beach Slang, poppy punks Chumped, and alt-country punks Crow Bait. Good night all around.

Papercuts, Olson, Rydholm and Forester, Michael Nau @ Baby's All Right
If you dig rainy day baroque pop, Papercuts (the moniker of San Francisco's Jason Quever) do it very well and their new record, Life Among the Savages, is quite good. Opening are Ladybug Transistor offshoot Olson, Rydholm and Forester.

DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist, Edan, Paten Locke @ Irving Plaza
Two veteran hip hop DJs and collaborators DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist are currently on the road for a tour where they're DJing exclusively from Afrika Bambaataa's personal vinyl collection. Tonight's the second of two shows at Irving Plaza this week, with strong support coming from psych rapper Edan and his collaborator Paten Locke.

Total Slacker, PAWS, Flashlights @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
This whole bill is good, but we especially recommend catching Scottish trio PAWS while they're in town. Their brand of Japandroids-style pop punk/indie rock works especially well and they put on fun shows.

Part Time, Sea Lions, ONWE @ Cake Shop
San Francisco's Part Time walk a similar line to Ariel Pink, taking soft rock and synth pop, twisting it and making it their own. Their new tour single, "My Jamey," is ridiculously catchy. It is disappointing that scheduled tourmates Gap Dream pulled out before the trek began, but they got a good replacement in Oxnard, CA's charmingly shambolic The Sea Lions. This should be a fun show.

Mount Sharp, Sunset Hearts, The Van Burens, Moon Furies @ Pianos
Brooklyn trio Mount Sharp are refreshingly gimmick free, with singer Sarah Wood's strong songwriting and appealing vocals setting their fuzzy guitar pop apart from the pack.

Twisted Sister, Adrenaline Mob @ Best Buy Theater
Skintight pants, moussed up hair, and anthems about not taking it and wanting to rock still your bag? Best Buy Theater's the place to be then.

Rudimental, Redlight, My Nu Leng @ Terminal 5
Rudimental's style of UK dancepop may not be as heady as say, Disclosure's or SBTRKT's, but it's certainly made for some on-stage spectacles at their live shows.

Saul Williams, Osekre & The Lucky Bastards, Patrice, Koku Gonza @ Le Poisson Rouge
Part of the multicultural Aputumpu Fall Festival series, this show is headlined by singer, musician, poet, writer, and actor Saul Williams.

Dither, Andrea Parkins & Brian Chase (of YYYs), Cleric, DJ Rupture, Lee Ranaldo, Tigue, Brandon Seabrook & more at St. Ann & the Holo Trinity Church
It's the fifth annual Dither Extravangza, a new music event led by electric guitar quartet Dither, and it has a great lineup including members of Sonic Youth, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and more.

Champagne Jerry, Lil Freckles @ Union Pool
Tongue-in-cheek Brooklyn rapper -- and Ad-Rock collaborator -- Champagne Jerry plays somewhere that's not Joe's Pub for once. Maybe Jerry will pull Bridget Everett and Carmine Covelli along with him for this show?

Social Distortion, The Whigs, Jonny Two Bags @ The Paramount
Veteran punk rockers Social Distortion don't hit NYC on their current tour, but they'll be nearby for tonight's Long Island show, their second in the area.

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

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September 4, 2014

Mineral in Austin last week (more by Tim Griffin)
Mineral

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

Mineral, Into It. Over It., Frank Turner @ Saint Vitus
One of the most beloved bands of emo's late '90s period, Mineral, are back for their first tour in 17 years, and the first tour since the release of their slowcore-leaning classic swan song, EndSerenading. Tonight's the first of four sold-out NYC shows, all of which are opened by newer emo band Into It. Over It. Frank Turner's playing a solo set as a special guest opener at this one as well.

The New Pornographers @ The Brill Building
The Canadian supergroup playing their terrific new album Brill Bruisers at the actual Brill Building... a match made in heaven. (Or Matador's marketing department, whichever.) You had to win tickets to this NPR-presented show but we hear it's a street-level storefront...if you're in the area around 8 PM, you might catch a glimpse.

Interpol, Luke Temple @ Bowery Ballroom
This is the second of three celebratory shows for locals-done-good Interpol around the release of their back-to-basics new album, El Pintor. Tuesday's show at The Met leaned heavy on the first two albums. Will Bowery get the same tonight?

Alt-J @ Rough Trade NYC
This past Tuesday, Alt-J debuted more than half of their new album at Le Poisson Rouge. Tonight they've got another intimate pre-release show here in NYC, and we can likely count on another big chunk of the new LP.

Sun Araw's Blazer Double Double, Highlife, Noveller, Psychic Reality, Blazer Sound System @ Baby's All Right
It's the second of two nights for experimentalist Sun Araw at Baby's All Right tonight. Strong support too, we especially recommend catching drone guitarist Noveller.

Part Time, Sea Lions, Wax Witches @ Glasslands
San Francisco's Part Time walk a similar line to Ariel Pink, taking soft rock and synth pop, twisting it and making it their own. Their new tour single, "My Jamey," is ridiculously catchy. It is disappointing that scheduled tourmates Gap Dream pulled out before the trek began, but they got a good replacement in Oxnard, CA's charmingly shambolic The Sea Lions. This should be a fun show.

DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist, Edan, Paten Locke @ Irving Plaza
Two veteran hip hop DJs and collaborators DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist are currently on the road for a tour where they're DJing exclusively from Afrika Bambaataa's personal vinyl collection. Tonight's the first of two shows at Irving Plaza this week, with strong support coming from psych rapper Edan and his collaborator Paten Locke.

Big Ups, Fiasco, Heeney, Turbosleaze @ Shea Stadium
This is a cool bill of the (relatively) old and new, with Big Ups currently being one of the more fun local bands to see around NYC, and the recently-reunited Fiasco who were one of the more fun local bands to see during their initial run.

Crazy Spirit, Dawn of Humans, The Lowest Form, Hank Wood & The Hammerheads @ The Acheron
If you're into raw, dirty and ruthless punk, this bill showcases some of the strongest stuff in that genre that NYC has to offer teaming up with the UK's The Lowest Form. Expect male nudity (Dawn of Humans), organs (Hank Wood), and just general craziness (everyone).

Kevin Drumm & Jason Lescalleet, C Spencer Yeh @ Trans Pecos
Drone masters Kevin Drumm and Jason Lescalleet's new collaborative album is a very strong release for the genre, and tonight they celebrate it with a release show in NYC. Support comes from violinist C Spencer Yeh.

Social Distortion, The Whigs, Jonny Two Bags @ Starland Ballroom
Veteran punk rockers Social Distortion don't hit NYC on their current tour, but they'll be nearby for a NJ show tonight and a Long Island show tomorrow.

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

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September 3, 2014

White Lung at 4Knots 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
White Lung

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

White Lung, Mormon Crosses, Flykills @ Glasslands
White Lung continue to push punk's boundaries while keeping things quick and heavy on their new album, Deep Fantasy. Their live shows are only more intense.

Sun Araw's Blazer Double Double, Man Forever, Hiro Kone, Blazer Sound System @ Baby's All Right
Experimental musician Sun Araw plays his first of two shows of the week at Baby's All Right tonight. Strong support both nights too.

Potty Mouth, Aye Nako, Arm Candy @ Cake Shop
It's a good bill all around for scrappy, poppy punk at Cake Shop tonight with Massachusetts' Potty Mouth and two NYC bands, Aye Nako and Arm Candy.

What Cheer Brigade, Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Juiceboxxx @ Death By Audio
Providence street brass band What Cheer? Brigade headline this show that also features fun Baltimore drums-and-bass duo Ed Schrader's Music Beat, and a live-band incarnation of Juiceboxxx (who will also be celebrating his birthday tonight).

Slonk Donkerson, Le Rug, Vetter Kids, Sativa Cult @ Palisades
Good bill at Palisades tonight with local indie rock from Slonk Donkerson and Le Rug, and punk band Vetter Kids coming over from Texas.

Ovlov, Krill, Mannequin Pussy, Garcia Peoples @ Shea Stadium
Though this bill initially had Little Big League on it, they unfortunately dropped off. On the bright side, there's still plenty of quality indie rock from the rest of the bands.

Aa, Zula, Baked, Bueno @ Trans-Pecos
Aa put out their first new album in a while this year which is full of live-band-meets-electronics weirdness. Tonight they're joined by psych popsters Zula and indie rockers Baked and Bueno.

Dave Hill, Greg Barris, Larry Murphy @ Union Hall
Funny guy, occasional shirtless concertgoer and BV contributor Dave Hill will be recording his new comedy album tonight. Good luck, Dave! Sold out.

American Sharks, Blackout, Ice Balloons @ Saint Vitus
Tonight Vitus hosts stoner rock from American Sharks, art punk from the TVOTR-related Ice Balloons and more.

High Contrast, Dave Q, Raw Q, DJ Seoul @ Output
Welsh drum and bass DJ and producer High Contrast (real name Lincoln Barrett) burst onto the scene at the start of the '00s and almost instantly became the biggest thing to happen to the genre since Roni Size and Goldie. He's been going strong ever since, most recently on 2012's The Agony & the Ecstasy.

Aerosmith, Slash @ Prudential Center
Two rock giants come together at Prudential Center tonight. Prepare your air guitars.

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

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

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September 2, 2014

Blonde Redhead @ Webster Hall 2010 (more by Chris Gerbeck)
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Interpol @ FYF Fest 2014 (more by Adela Loconte)
CROCODILES

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

Interpol @ The Met's Temple of Dendur
Interpol's new album, El Pintor, is out today and the band are celebrating with this special show amongst the ruins of The Met's Temple of Dendur. Sold out, as is their Bowery show later this week.

Blonde Redhead @ Rough Trade
Blonde Redhead's new album Barragán, their first in four years, is also out today and they're celebrating with this in-store at Rough Trade. You need to buy the LP or CD today (store opens at 11 AM) and that gets you two wristbands to get into the show.

Mal Blum, Worriers, Arm Candy, Chandeli'ers, CCTV @ Death by Audio
The Measure [sa] is over, but Lauren Denitzio now makes similarly great poppy punk in her band Worriers. If you like them, you might wanna catch Arm Candy too.

Alt-J @ Le Poisson Rouge
Alt-J's anticipated sophomore album isn't out for a few weeks, but you'll be able to hear it performed in full tonight at this intimate show (if you got in via NPR's RSVP).

KEN mode, Psalm Zero, Couch Slut @ Saint Vitus
Metallic noise rockers KEN mode return to Brooklyn tonight and should be as intense as ever. Strong support from experimental metal duo Psalm Zero and Couch Slut. Invisible Oranges is proudly presenting this one.

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

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