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December 31, 2015

New Year's Eve

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

Happy New Year's Eve! There are a TON of awesome shows going on tonight, which we outlined for you in our handy NYE concert guide. Check it out: there's DIIV, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Cymbals Eat Guitars, They Might Be Giants, Mutoid Man, Gogol Bordello, Deer Tick, Justice, Breakbot, Odesza, Future, Travi$ Scott, Dej Loaf, Phish, and much, much more.

We hope you have a safe and awesome night, and we'll see you in 2016!

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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December 30, 2015

photo: Gogol Bordello @ FFF Fest 2015 (more by Tim Griffin)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Gogol Bordello, Chicano Batman @ Terminal 5
Gypsy punks Gogol Bordello kick off their two-night stand at Terminal 5 tonight to ring in the new year. It's sure to be a party, and there's sure to be lots of vodka. Tonight's just a regular set, but tomorrow they play Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike in full.

Phish @ Madison Square Garden
Love 'em or hate 'em, jam staples Phish kick off a four night run at MSG tonight. If you love 'em, you probably already have your ticket: the whole thing is sold out.

Gov't Mule @ Beacon Theater
There's a lot of competition tonight for jam shows too. Warren Haynes' band Gov't Mule kick off their two-night stay at the Beacon. Tonight's a regular Mule show, but tomorrow pays tribute to The Allman Brothers Band, The Band, and The Grateful Dead.

New Riders of the Purple Sage @ Cutting Room
Another for the jammers: the Dead's old pals New Riders of the Purple Sage are still putting on great shows (mostly thanks to hippie lifer David Nelson) and they'll do so tonight in NYC.

Alex Bleeker & The Freaks (Play Dead) @ Rough Trade
One last option in the jam realm, but with some obvious indie crossover, Real Estate member Alex Bleeker's band does another of their tributes to The Grateful Dead.

Deer Tick, Last Good Tooth @ Brooklyn Bowl
And actually since we're talking about it anyway, Deer Tick do get love from the hippies, even if they tend to favor boozy rock gigs over acid tests. They kick off a two-night stand at Brooklyn Bowl tonight.

The Queers, Bigwig @ Saint Vitus
Or you could say fuck hippies and get to the punk rock show, with veteran bands The Queers and Bigwig. This one's gonna be fun.

XXYYXX, Different Sleep, DIVERSA @ Output
Young Orlando producer XXYYXX has been getting dancefloors moving since he was in his mid-teens. He's a few years older now, and those floors kep moving.

Pyrrhon, T.O.M.B., Sire, Theologian @ Trans Pecos
Freakout with tech-death weirdos Pyrrhon, plus power electronics from T.O.M.B. and Theologian.

Tendencia, Activator @ Baby's All Right
Cuban metal vets Tendencia have been together since 1993 but have never played the United States. Thanks to improving relations between our two nations, that changes tonight.

As Tall As Lions @ Webster Hall
Reunited atmospheric indie rockers As Tall As Lions were welcomed back to NYC at Webster Hall two days ago. Tonight they do it again.

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Charles Bradley @ Capitol Theatre
Just outside of NYC, New Orleans funk/jazz/rock/hip hop band Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue play this show, and very exciting support comes from soul great Charles Bradley.

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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December 29, 2015

photo: Clutch in Austin in 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
Clutch

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

Clutch, Crobot, Valkyrie @ Terminal 5
Clutch released the excellent Psychic Warfare earlier this year. The presence of like-minded riff-rockers Valkyrie (featuring members of Baroness and Crobot) make this a go-to show if you're looking for some head-banging relief from family commitments.

Dan Deacon, Prince Rama @ Brooklyn Bowl
If you're looking for some fun this week, Dan Deacon's crowd-participatory shows are always entertaining. Opening are nu-age Brooklyn duo Prince Rama who are also a whole lot of fun (and about to release a very good new album).

Future Punx, Gauche, Dougie Poole @ Silent Barn
Future Punx released their high-concept, highly danceable debut album This is Post Wave this year, mixing synthpop, Devo-esque arty tongue-in-cheek paranoia and an overarching theme of "where do we go from here?" Their live show is always a good time.

Jazmine Sullivan @ Gramercy Theatre
Jazmine Sullivan had one of the year's finest (if a bit underrated) R&B albums with Reality Show, which has one foot in '60s/'70s soul and another in more contemporary R&B (and features the fantastic, stomping single "Dumb" featuring Meek Mill).

The Loved Ones, Garrett Klahn, Make War, Jackie Thousand @ Saint Vitus
Philly punk faves the Loved Ones have been inactive for years, with frontman Dave Hause focusing on his solo career instead, but they're finally back. They just opened for The Bouncing Souls in NJ, and tonight they make their way to Brooklyn. It's their first of two NYC shows (the other is in February). This one's opened by Texas Is The Reason frontman Garrett Klahn, who has a new solo album coming in a couple weeks.

Sports, Pinegrove, Vagabon, Long Beard @ Baby's All Right
There's been no lack of quality bands combining '90s pop punk with scrappier indie rock lately, and Ohio's Sports are one of the good ones. This whole bill is good, with more straight-up indie rock from Pinegrove and Vagabon, and the slowcore-ish Long Beard.

John Digweed, Naveen G @ Output
John Digweed, once famous for his DJ nights at Twilo with Sasha in the '90s, is still going and hits Brooklyn club Output tonight.

Jesse Malin, Hollis Brown, Don Dilego, Hidden Cities @ Bowery Ballroom
Former D Generation frontman Jesse Malin released not one but two albums this year, New York Before the War and Outsiders. Velvet Elk, the label he runs with Don Dilego, throws its first annual holiday benefit show tonight, and proceeds benefit The Bowery Mission.

Cake Shop Comedy @ Cake Shop
If you miss Big Terrific and Hannibal Buress' Sunday night show at Knit, and are looking for a new free, weekly comedy show that happens in a rock club and sometimes has big name talent stop by unexpectedly, "Cake Shop Comedy" might do the trick. Tonight's show is part of Chloe Hilliard's December residency and also features guests Ahamed Weinberg, Brian Frange, Prescott Tolk, Max Bernstein, Naomi Ekperigin, and Myq Kaplan.

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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December 28, 2015

photo: Chris Thile @ National Sawdust's opening night (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Chris Thile

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

Chris Thile, Brad Mehldau @ Bowery Ballroom (6:30 and 10 PM)
Punch Brothers/Nickel Creek/etc member Chris Thile always stays busy, and tonight he's doing two shows with jazz guitarist Brad Mehldau.

As Tall As Lions @ Webster Hall
Atmospheric indie rockers As Tall As Lions broke up a few years back, but now they're back at it and have a few shows scheduled. This is their first of two at NYC's Webster Hall.

The Bouncing Souls, The Loved Ones, Static Radio NJ, Roger Harvey @ Stone Pony
NJ punk heroes The Bouncing Souls wrap up their annual Home for the Holidays shows tonight at Asbury Park's Stone Pony. Each night has different openers, and this time it's back-in-action punks The Loved Ones, the Souls' New Brunswick neighbors Static Radio NJ, and the Neutral Milk Hotel-inspired Roger Harvey.

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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December 27, 2015

photo: Long Beard @ BVCMJ 2015 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Long Beard

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

The Bouncing Souls, Tim Barry, Let It Burn, Tommy Brunett @ Stone Pony
NJ punk heroes The Bouncing Souls continue their annual Home for the Holidays shows tonight at Asbury Park's Stone Pony. Each night has different openers, and this time it's former Avail frontman Tim Barry and more.

Long Beard, Fraternal Twin, Furnsss, Old Maybe @ Shea Stadium
Long Beard released one of the year's more promising debut albums, Sleepwalker, which pulls from slowcore, folk, dream pop, and more.

Warthog, Razorheads, Nandas, Fur Helmet @ Palisades
If you're into punk/hardcore, this bill is basically stacked from start to finish. Local staples Warthog (ex-The Men) headline.

Eskimeaux, Foozle, Lilac Daze, Real Life Buildings @ Aviv
Eskimeaux is Gabrielle Smith of The Epoch, Frankie Cosmos' band, and the local DIY scene in general, and she made one of that scene's standout albums with this year's O.K..

Invisible Familiars @ Ace Hotel
New York singer songwriter Jared Samuel, who has played with Martha Wainwright, Sharon Jones, Cibo Matto and Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger to name a few, makes his own quirky, poppy and danceable music as Invisible Familiars. This is the final show of his December residency at Ace Hotel.

The Starting Line, The Movielife, Somos @ Starland Ballroom
Early 2000s pop punk band The Starting Line just put out their first new music since 2007 and play their only show of 2015 tonight. If you're going, the openers are especially worth catching. It's another reunion gig for melodic hardcore band The Movielife, and promising up-and-comers Somos kick off the 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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December 26, 2015

photo: Cakes Da Killa at BV-RBSS in September (more by Drew Gurian)
Cakes da Killa

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

Jessica 6, Cakes Da Killa, Eli Escobar @ Gramercy Theatre
Jessica 6, the Brooklyn group led by Hercules and Love Affair collaborator Nomi Ruiz, returned this year with the guest-filled The Capricorn EP. One of those guests, Eli Escobar, is on tonight's bill, and the show is rounded out by the great local rapper Cakes Da Killa.

The Bouncing Souls, World/Inferno Friendship Society, The Low Budgets, Miss TK and the Revenge @ Stone Pony
NJ punk heroes The Bouncing Souls kick off their annual Home for the Holidays shows tonight at Asbury Park's Stone Pony. Each night has different openers, and this time it's cabaret punks World/Inferno Friendship Society, Dead Milkmen spinoff The Low Budgets (who reunited earlier this year), and Lifetime spinoff Miss TK and the Revenge (who haven't played in a while).

The Roots @ The Paramount
The busiest band in rap (or maybe any genre), The Roots, are always up to something, whether it's being Fallon's house band, churning out quality albums at an alarming rate, throwing festivals, doing noteworthy collaborations, or something else entirely. Tonight they play a club show just outside of NYC.

Yellow Claw, Fetty Wap, Slander, 12th Planet, Moksi, LNY TNZ @ Pier 36
EDM trio Yellow Claw headline this show but we're most excited about Fetty Wap, melodic rap's most unstoppable breakout of the year.

Dar Williams' "Christians, Pagans & Other Hipsters" w/ Lucy Wainwright Roche & special guests @ Bell House
Long-running folk pop singer Dar Williams does her holiday show tonight with another folk singer, Lucy Wainwright Roche (whose talent basically runs in her family). Special guests are promised too.

Darlene Love @ B.B. King's
As star of one of the greatest holiday albums ever made -- A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector -- Darlene Love Christmas shows are always full of joy and good cheer.

Hot Chip (DJ Set), Tom of England, Nathan Harrington, Billy Caldwell @ Good Room
Spend your Boxing Day night dancing away with Hot Chip on the decks.

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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December 25, 2015

Home Alone

Merry Christmas! There's obviously not much at all going on tonight in the way of shows, but there is Matishayu at City Winery.

Maybe you'll just use today to catch a movie. Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight opens today. Have you seen Star Wars yet? Or Sisters? Or Carol?

If you're still looking to get in the holiday spirit after tonight, a few more holiday shows are coming up. After that, it's New Year's Eve.

Happy holidays!

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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December 24, 2015

Charlie Brown Christmas

It's Christmas Eve so that basically means there's hardly anything going on in the way of shows tonight, though like on Thanksgiving, Webster Hall's weekly House Party is still happening. It's a Christmas edition, natch. There's also Christmas Eve for the Jews at City Winery and Mongolian folk metal band Tengger Cavalry at Carnegie Hall.

If you're still looking to get in the holiday spirit after tonight and tomorrow, a few more holiday shows are coming up. After that, it's New Year's Eve.

Happy holidays!

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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December 23, 2015

Todd Terry (via Facebook)
Todd Terry

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

Todd Terry & special guests @ Bowery Electric
Brooklyn house vet Todd Terry has been going strong since the late '80s, and remains directly involved with modern dance music too (maybe you've seen them with Arca). Special guests are promised tonight.

Rrose, Gunnar Haslam @ Good Room
Todd Terry's not the only danceable option you have tonight. DC-based producer Rrose takes over the Good Room too.

Justin Vivian Bond: Angels We Have Heard When High @ Joe's Pub
Part of the year-long Justin Vivian Bond retrospective at Joe's Pub, it's JVB's Holiday Extravaganza where he invites you to "pull your twinkles from the box, dust off your balls, and grab that MDMA you hid behind your tree for 'tis the season to get lit, tune in, turn on and listen to THE VOICES OF AN ANGEL!"

Darlene Love @ B.B. King's
As star of one of the greatest holiday albums ever made -- A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector -- Darlene Love Christmas shows are always full of joy and good cheer. Related: Ronnie Spector's show tonight at City Winery was postponed.

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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December 22, 2015

photo: Joey Bada$$ in Central Park in July (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Joey Bada$$

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

Joey Bada$$, Father, G Herbo, Smoke DZA, Cousin Stizz, ModSquad Nard, Frais, Boobie Lootaveli @ Playstation Theater
For those complaining that rap isn't what it used to be, few new school rappers pay homage to the golden era as expertly as Joey Bada$$ does. This bill is pretty stacked, with weirdo rapper Father, Joey's collaborator G Herbo (fka Lil Herb), NYC's perma-stoned Smoke DZA, and more.

Ronnie Spector @ City Winery
UPDATE: Tonight and Wednesday's Spector shows have been postponed.

Cake Shop Comedy @ Cake Shop
If you miss Big Terrific and Hannibal Buress' Sunday night show at Knit, and are looking for a new free, weekly comedy show that happens in a rock club and sometimes has big name talent stop by unexpectedly, "Cake Shop Comedy" might do the trick. Tonight's show is part of Chloe Hilliard's December residency and has Matteo Lane, Liz Magee, Molly Ruben-Long, Mike Joyce, Laurie Kilmartin, and Aparna Nancherla.

Justin Vivian Bond: Angels We Have Heard When High @ Joe's Pub
Part of the year-long Justin Vivian Bond retrospective at Joe's Pub, it's JVB's Holiday Extravaganza where he invites you to "pull your twinkles from the box, dust off your balls, and grab that MDMA you hid behind your tree for 'tis the season to get lit, tune in, turn on and listen to THE VOICES OF AN ANGEL!"

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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