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September 20, 2014

Nick Cave at Prospect Park in July (more by PSquared)
Nick Cave

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

Nick Cave @ Town Hall
Nick Cave returns to NYC yet again, for another screening of his semi-documentary 20,000 Days on Earth and a solo live performance. Sold out.

King Crimson @ Best Buy Theater
Robert Fripp's legendary prog band King Crimson are back and for this tour Fripp will be joined by Gavin Harrison (drums), Bill Rieflin (drums), Pat Mastelotto (drums), Tony Levin (bass and vocals), Mel Collins (Sax, flute), and Jakko Jakszyk (guitar, vocals). Crimson's got tons of different styles throughout their long career that dates back to the late '60s, so tonight should be anything but predictable. Third of four shows.

Wu Tang Clan, The Diplomats, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Curren$y, Lil Kim, Dom Kennedy @ Barclays Center
It's a stacked bill at Brooklyn's Barclays Center tonight of legendary hip hop from Wu-Tang, Dipset, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony and Lil Kim, plus a couple of the better newer-comers, Curren$y and Dom Kennedy.

The Drums, Beverly, Literature @ Bowery Ballroom
The Drums new album, Encyclopedia, adds some welcome dissonance to their usual helium-fueled surf pop. Tonight's sold out show features two superior indie pop bands: Beverly and Philly's Literature. There's a Sunday matinee show at Rough Trade too.

Backwords, Wild Yaks, Dead Stars, Radical Dads @ Baby's All Right
Backwords have come a long way from their folky beginnings and the band's new album, Nest, is fairly ambitious. They celebrate its release tonight with a very solid lineup of fellow Brooklynites, including classic-style indie rockers, Radical Dads.

Windhand, All Them Witches, Ilsa, Elder @ Saint Vitus
Windhand's doom metal (like most doom metal) is indebted to other bands, especially Electric Wizard, but they've got a sense of melody that makes them genuinely catchy. Their psych-rockin' tourmates All Them Witches are worth catching as well.

Kayo Dot, Islaja, Ill Convoy @ Trans-Pecos
Art metallers Kayo Dot have an insane palette of sounds on their upcoming album, Coffins on Io (obviously), and tonight they'll bring that wacky mix of styles to life at Trans-Pecos.

Kronos Quartet, Natalie Merchant, Rhiannon Giddens, Sam Amidon, Olivia Chaney @ BAM
The "Nonesuch Records at BAM" celebration continues today with an impressive lineup leaning towards the folk side of the spectrum.

Rhett Miller @ City Winery
While his band The Old 97's just released their new album, Most Messed Up, frontman Rhett Miller is in town tonight for this solo show.

Stiff Little Fingers, The So So Glos @ Irving Plaza
Jake Burns has kept the SLF flame alive through myriad lineup changes, though original bassist Ali McMordie is now part of the lineup again. Expect burners like "Suspect Device," "Alternative Ulster" and other favorites.

Yacht, White Fang @ Mercury Lounge
Having just singed to Downtown records, Portland dance duo Yacht will be trying out new material on this tour, plus old favorites too. This is their first of three NYC shows with White Fang. Tonight is sold out.

Those Darlins, Landlady, Heat,The Dirty Nil @ 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 a good lineup featuring Montreal's HEAT, Brooklyn's Landlady and Nashville's Those Darlins.

Palomar, The Oranges Band, So Cow, Overlord @ Cake Shop
Palomar have been around since the late '90s and have outlasted all sorts of other more hyped Brooklyn bands and scenes, putting out quality indie rock LP after quality indie rock LP. Tonight they play with another longrunning indie band, The Oranges Band, and Ireland's So Cow. That's a good show!

The Gooch Palms, Ed Schrader's Music Beat, New England Patriots, Mr. Transylvania @ Death By Audio
Seemingly every garagey/psych Australian band are on tour in the US right now, and tonight NYC gets Newcastle duo The Gooch Palms, their second of two shows here. DbA mainstays Ed Schrader's Music Beat are also a welcome addition to this lineup.

The Hacker, UNTOLD, Helix, Hank Jackson, Octo Octa @ 88 Palace
UK electronic musician Untold has put out tons of impressive material over the past few years, and had a hand in starting the post-dubstep movement, including an early association with James Blake. Tonight he's in NYC.

Javelin, Ejecta, The Great Void @ Glasslands
Avant-pop band Javelin team up with the Neon Indian-related and nudity-lovin' Ejecta tonight for this show at Glasslands.

The Dandy Warhols, Bonfire Beach @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Celebrating their 20th anniversary as a band this year, snarky psych-pop band The Dandy Warhols play their second of two MHOW shows tonight.

The Cave Singers, Ghost Pal @ Rough Trade
Folk rockers The Cave Singers return to NYC for two shows this weekend, this being the second.

Avi Buffalo @ Rough Trade (2 PM, free)
After taking time off for life stuff, Avi Buffalo is back with his second album, At Best Cuckold, which is another charming, cleverly arranged dose of acoustic-y indiepop. This is a free afternoon show (2 PM) and all ages.

United Waters, Samara Lubelski @ Silent Barn
NY's United Waters (the project of ex-Mouthus member Brian Sullivan) put out their album Sunburner earlier this year on Bathetic (the label Angel Olsen used to be on), and it's 8 tracks of good pop songwriting covered by a hazy coat of lo-fi. Samara Lubelski, who played in Chelsea Light Moving with Thurston Moore and several other projects, is on the bill too.

Doom, Hard Skin, EEL, Crimson Scarlett, Kicker, Nomad @ The Wick
Brooklyn's Burning continues today with UK crust vets Doom headlining, along with Oi!-sters Hard Skin, PE-infused punks EEL, dark punks Crimson Scarlett, the Neurosis/Filth/Dystopia-related Kicker, and Brooklyn noisecore rippers Nomad.

Steely Dan @ Capitol Theatre
Donald Fagen and Walter Becker bring Steely Dan's "Jamalot Ever After" tour to The Capitol Theatre . Wear your bad sneakers if you like, but we have a feeling they don't serve pina coladas there.

The Sugarman 3, Naomi Shelton & Gospel Queens, Daptone Records (DJ set) @ The Lot In Long Island City
The Lot in Long Island City is a free, all ages music & film series and today's afternoon entertainment features classic R&B/soul.

Jonny Greenwood (of Radiohead performing the score to "There Will Be Blood") @ United Palace Theatre
Paul Thomas Anderson's 2007 film There Will Be Blood makes its "live" premiere tonight and the event includes Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood performing his score along with help from the 50-piece Wordless Music Orchestra. This is night 2.

Bill Frisell @ Lincoln Center
Guitarist extraordinaire Bill Frisell, who'll soon be out playing shows with Sam Amidon, is with the Big Sur Quintet tonight, working work entirely from Woodie Gurtherie's catalog.

Dita Von Teese @ Gramercy Theatre
Burlesque star Dita Von Teese hits NYC for five nights as part of her "Burlesque: Strip Strip Hooray!" production. This is the final night.

Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival @ Bell House
The EMCF has two shows at The Bell House tonight: the always popular Pretty Good Friends, and then later one called "You Never Know Who Might Drop By." Both are sold out.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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September 19, 2014

The Replacements at Coachella 2014 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Coachella
Replacements

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

The Replacements, The Hold Steady, Deer Tick @ Forest Hills Stadium
Original Replacements members Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson have been back on the road since late 2013 for their first live shows in years, and tonight they finally bring the reunion to NYC. Their sets have pretty much been all hits so you can probably expect to hear a lot of the songs you're hoping for tonight. Both openers are bands that are definitely influenced by The 'Mats, and are also forces of their own. Whole show should be fun all around.

Devendra Banhart, Stephin Merritt, Iron and Wine @ BAM
Part of Nonesuch Records at BAM, tonight is a trio of solo performances from the label's more pop side. Merritt, of Magnetic Fields, Gothic Archies, Future Bible Heroes and other groups, doesn't play out so much anymore so tonight is a somewhat rare live show for him.

Trust, Crater, Glass Gang @ Irving Plaza
Trust is the nom-de-synth of Toronto artist Robert Alfons who makes puts a gothy spin on house pop, courtesy his rather sinister vocal style.

Metronomy, Dawn Golden @ Warsaw
Metronomy's new album, Love Letters, the normally electronic-leaning band headed into almost early-'70s Kinks territory. Live, though, the songs bounce a little more than on the record, and they don't skimp on favorites like "The Look," "Radio Ladio," and "The Bay."

The Weeknd, Schoolboy Q, Jhene Aiko @ Barclays Center
The Weeknd got some buzz off the strength of his trilogy of mixtapes back in 2011, and now with a proper full length under his belt and three more years of fast-rising exposure, he's taking on his first headlining arena show in NYC. Good openers too: Black Hippy rapper Schoolboy Q (whose solid Oxymoron came out this year), and druggy R&B singer Jhene Aiko.

King Crimson @ Best Buy Theater
Robert Fripp's legendary prog band King Crimson are back and for this tour Fripp will be joined by Gavin Harrison (drums), Bill Rieflin (drums), Pat Mastelotto (drums), Tony Levin (bass and vocals), Mel Collins (Sax, flute), and Jakko Jakszyk (guitar, vocals). Crimson's got tons of different styles throughout their long career that dates back to the late '60s, so tonight should be anything but predictable. Second of four shows.

Broncho, Low Litas, Nuns @ Baby's All Right
Broncho's brand of rock falls somewhere between garage and powerpop, and is chock full o' hooks. Tonight's their second of two NYC shows.

Here We Go Magic, Coastgaard, Eastern Midwestern, White Bike @ 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 a sweet line-up of local indie, headlined by Luke Temple's Here We Go Magic.

The Gooch Palms, Life Stinks, Lame Drivers @ Cake Shop
Seemingly every garagey/psych Australian band are on tour in the US right now, and tonight NYC gets Newcastle duoe The Gooch Palms, their first of two shows here.

Les Bonhommes, So Cow, Shark?, Shorts @ Death By Audio
Les Bonhommes are one of Greg Saunier's many non-Deerhoof bands; Ireland's So Cow makes superior indiepop. This will be a good night at DbA.

Kid Congo Powers & The Pink Monkey Birds, Apache Dropout @ Glasslands
Apache Dropout @ Glasslands
Kid Congo Powers has played in The Gun Club, The Cramps and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, which is an impressive enough CV to just rest on your laurels, but he's still making cool new music. You'll probably get a few songs from his former jobs too.

Cibo Matto, Nels Cline @ McKittrick Hotel
There's no doubt that Cibo Matto are fully back in action, having already played a ton of hometown shows lately. Here's another, and it's with guitar great Nels Cline.

The Dandy Warhols, Bonfire Beach @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Celebrating their 20th anniversary as a band this year, psych-pop band The Dandy Warhols play their first of two MHOW shows tonight.

Andy Stott, Demdike Stare, Millie and Andrea, Miles, Sean Cantry @ Output
Electronic greats Andy Stott and Demdike Stare join forces tonight for what is already an excellent double bill, but they'll be sweetening the deal by including a set from Millie & Andrea, the collaborative project of Andy Stott and Miles of Demdike Stare.

Gigan, Pyrrhon, Artificial Brain, Open Dile @ Saint Vitus
Head to Vitus tonight for a triple attack of tech death from Gigan, Pyrrhon and Artificial Brain.

Stiff Little Fingers @ Stone Pony
Jake Burns has kept the SLF flame alive through myriad lineup changes, though original bassist Ali McMordie is now part of the lineup again. Expect hits like "Suspect Device," "Alternative Ulster" and other favorites.

Bill Frisell @ Apple Room (Lincoln Center)
Guitarist extraordinaire Bill Frisell, who'll soon be out playing shows with Sam Amidon, is with the Big Sur Quintet tonight, working work entirely from Woodie Gurtherie's catalog.

Michael Che, Nick Thune, Jon Glaser @ Bell House (EMCF)
The 2014 Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival continues tonight with "A Night of Cutie Pies" featuring soon-to-be 'Weekend Update' co-anchor Michael Che, 'Delocated' star Jon Glaser, plus Nick Thune, and Karen Kilgariff.

Steely Dan @ The Capitol Theatre
Donald Fagen and Walter Becker bring Steely Dan's "Jamalot Ever After" tour to The Cap. Wear your bad sneakers if you like, but we have a feeling they don't serve pina coladas there.

Jonny Greenwood (of Radiohead performing the score to "There Will Be Blood") @ United Palace Theatre
Paul Thomas Anderson's 2007 film There Will Be Blood makes its "live" premiere tonight and the event includes Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood performing his score along with help from the 50-piece Wordless Music Orchestra. They'll do it again tomorrow too.

Dita Von Teese @ Gramercy Theatre
Burlesque star Dita Von Teese hits NYC for five nights as part of her "Burlesque: Strip Strip Hooray!" production. This is the fourth.

The Cave Singers, Alpenglow @ Mercury Lounge
Folk rockers The Cave Singers return to NYC for two shows this weekend, this being the first.

Sam Smith @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Sam Smith's solo music may not get you dancing like his Disclosure collaboration does, but head to Hammerstein tonight to see what else he can offer.

OK Go @ Bowery Ballroom
OK Go aren't the most consistent band, but they're putting out their fourth album next month and from the sound of its lead single it may see them in going in more of a synth pop direction. They'll DJ Glasslands after this show.

Hari Kondabolu @ Carolines On Broadway
NYC comedian Hari Kondabolu (older brother of Das Racist's Dapwell) put out his debut standup album out this year on Kill Rock Stars and has continued to be a regular on the scene since.

Doom, Lecherous Gaze, Aspects of War, Razorheads @ The Wick
Brooklyn's Burning begins tonight, headlined by UK crust vets Doom (who also headline tomorrow), along with psych punks Lecherous Gaze, d-beaters Aspects of War and the likeminded Razorheads.

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 18, 2014

King Crimson
KC

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

King Crimson @ Best Buy Theater
Robert Fripp's legendary prog band King Crimson are back and for this tour Fripp will be joined by Gavin Harrison (drums), Bill Rieflin (drums), Pat Mastelotto (drums), Tony Levin (bass and vocals), Mel Collins (Sax, flute), and Jakko Jakszyk (guitar, vocals). Crimson's got tons of different styles throughout their long career that dates back to the late '60s, so tonight should be anything but predictable. First of four shows.

Ty Segall, La Luz @ Webster Hall
This is Ty's second night at Webster Hall, this time with support from Seattle's super-fun surf band La Luz. Ty's hot off his fantastic new album, Manipulator, and he's at the top of his game right now. Tickets are still available.

Metronomy, Dawn Golden @ Irving Plaza
Metronomy's new album, Love Letters, the normally electronic-leaning band headed into almost early-'70s Kinks territory. Live, though, the songs bounce a little more than on the record, and they don't skimp on favorites like "The Look," "Radio Ladio," and "The Bay."

The Skygreen Leopards, Lower Plenty @ Baby's All Right
Skygreen Leopards have been part of San Francisco's psych scene since the early '00s, with the core duo of Glenn Donaldson and Donovan Quinn with various expanding and contracting bandmates over the years. The music has remained consistent, however, pastoral folk pop indebted to the city's mid-'60s flower-power scene. The band just released Family Crimes over the summer. Tonight's show is with Chicago's J Fernandez whose brand of indiepop leans towards The Monochrome set.

Junglepussy, UNiiQU3, Thurmon Green @ Baby's All Right
NYC rapper Junglepussy has been playing an increasing amount of local shows lately and keeps winning over audiences. Maybe tonight's your chance to catch her.

WIFE @ Baby's All Right (FREE, 11 PM)
Hang around Baby's after the Junglepussy show for a free show from WIFE, the electronic project of former Altar of Plagues vocalist/guitarist James Kelly.

The Growlers, The Garden @ Bowery Ballroom
Part of the Burger Records family of bands, The Growlers' make crunchy party rock that goes well with an attempted keg stand. Sold out.

Turquoise Jeep, Oxymorrons, Saba @ Brooklyn Bowl
Turquoise Jeep have made quite the stir on YouTube for their viral singles like "Lemme Smang It," and tonight they team up with a slightly more serious rap group, Oxymorrons.

Literature, Crazy Pills, Big Quiet, BBOYS @ Cake Shop
Philadelphia band Literature just released Chorus via Slumberland and it's a real sparkler. The band are a lot of fun live too, and loud, not your typical wallflower indiepop!

Axis:sovA, Life Stinks, Weird Womb, The Flag @ Death By Audio
The moniker of Chicago musician Brett Sova, Axis: Sova just made the tape Worse Fools Cease to Be a Shadow which for the first time features him backed by other musicians (two in this case). It's shitgazy psych, dirty and in your face. They just opened for Ty Segall at Webster Hall last night. Also playing San Francisco's Life Stinks, and Brooklyn bands Weird Womb and The Flag.

Half Waif, Pinegrove, Una Lux, Poor Remy @ Glasslands
Half Waif makes synthy art pop similar to Austra or Zola Jesus, and tonight she headlines hometown venue Glasslands.

Broncho, EZTV, Low Litas @ Mercury Lounge
Broncho's newest LP is a good mix of indie rock, power pop and other influences. Tonight's their first of two NYC shows this week.

Hiss Golden Messenger, Alexandra Sauser-Monnig @ Rough Trade
Hiss Golden Messenger is on Merge for his new album which has him going into bigger-sounding and more intricately-layered territories. Mountain Man's Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, who guests on the record, opens the show.

Black Cobra, Lo-Pan, Kings Destroy, Godmaker @ Saint Vitus
Invisible Oranges is proudly presenting this show which is the NYC stop for sludge duo Black Cobra and stoner rockers Lo-Pan. Kings Destroy and Godmaker round out the bill.

Kode9, Mala, DJ Spinn, Taso, Ikonika, Scratcha DVA, Jubilee, Star Eyes @ Verboten
Forward-thinking electronic label Hyperdub is currently taking a chunk of their roster on the road, including founder Kode9, and that hits NYC tonight.

Billy Bragg, Billy The Kid @ City Winery
While known for his politics, Billy Bragg is at his best when writing about matters of the heart. A true troubadour, Bragg entertains equally with his music and between-song stories. Always worth seeing.

Dita Von Teese @ Gramercy Theatre
Burlesque star Dita Von Teese hits NYC for five nights as part of her "Burlesque: Strip Strip Hooray!" production. This is the third.

Talib Kweli @ Blue Note
NYC hip hop great Talib Kweli graces his hometown with a show at the Blue Note tonight. He'll be joined by a live band.

Sam Smith, Broods @ United Palace Theatre
Sam Smith's solo music may not get you dancing like his Disclosure collaboration does, but head to United Palace tonight to see what else he can offer.

Giant Peach, Brick Mower, Outta Gas, The Meltaways @ The Vangarden
New York's Giant Peach make quality punky indie rock (check out their new demos), and tonight they hit Brooklyn's The Vangarden (104 Emerson Pl.) for the first night of their tour. Tonight and tomorrow's Philly show are also both with Don Giovanni-signed Brick Mower, who are always worth catching as well.

Input w/ Midland, Jimmy Edgar, T. Williams, Cranks @ Output
Output's weekly Input party is tonight with UK house producer Midland, Detroit electronic musician Jimmy Edgar and others.

Elna Baker, Kevin Townley, Bridget Everett, Dave Hill @ The Bell House (Eugene Mirman Comedy Fest)
The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival is back, and tonight's kickoff show has been dubbed "Gowanus Idol." What kind of talents will Ira Glass, Amy Schumer, Bridget Everett, Bobby Tisdale, Amber Tamblyn, Dave Hill (and more) be showing off? This is one of the few EMCF shows you can still get tickets to.

OK Go @ Le Poisson Rouge
OK Go aren't the most consistent band, but they're putting out their fourth album next month and from the sound of its lead single it may see them in going in more of a synth pop direction.

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 17, 2014

Ty Segall @ MHOW, 2013 (more by PSquared)
Ty

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

Ty Segall, Wand, Axis:sovA @ Webster Hall
Having just released his no-filler double album Manipulator, Ty Segall is at the top of his game and tonight's show -- featuring likeminded LA band Wand -- should be bananas.

Islands, TEEN, Cantina @ Baby's All Right
Though The Unicorns reunion only consisted of a few shows, Nick Diamonds is still staying active with his band Islands, who have been pretty consistent since the Unicorns' initial demise. They return to NYC tonight for this show with TEEN, who are also worth catching.

Slow Club, Nick Mulvey, Margaret Glaspy @ Bowery Ballroom
UK duo Slow Club released their third album, Complete Surrender, earlier this summer. Continuing the trajectory of 2011's Paradise, Rebecca Taylor and Charles Watson have left their winsome acoustic days behind in favor of a much fuller pop sound. They remain charming as ever, though.

The English Beat @ Brooklyn Bowl
If you aren't too concerned that Dave Wakeling is the only original member of the band, and don't mind hearing General Public songs too, you'll probably have a good time singing along to "Save it for Later," "Mirror in the Bathroom" and "Tenderness."

Literature, Gingerlys, Expert Alterations, Kissing Is A Crime @ Death By Audio
A very solid night of jangly indiepop, headlined by Philadelphia's Literature whose new album, Chorus, is a real sparkler. The band are a lot of fun live too, and loud.

How To Dress Well, Nite Jewel @ Irving Plaza
How to Dress Well's roots as a lo-fi R&B artist are pretty far behind him, as he's now got a bigger sound and is using it to express himself as a serious songwriter. He only keeps getting better, as tonight's show will surely prove.

Lia Ices, My Body @ Mercury Lounge
Lia Ices' last album had her collaborating with Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, and this time around she's taking a much different approach, working with A$AP Rocky/Lil B producer Clams Casino. The results are interesting to say the least.

Bear in Heaven, Young Magic, Wife @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg
Brooklyn spacerockers Bear in Heaven wrap up their album Time is Over One Day Old with two NYC shows with Young Magic, this being the second and on Williamsburg home turf.

Alexander Turnquist, Anawan, EvaSalina, TIGUE @ Pioneer Works
Like his other works, Turnquist's new album Flying Fantasy combines the busy picking of American primitive guitar pioneered by John Fahey, the modern classical minimalism of Steve Reich, and the ruminative, reflective qualities of a new-age composer such as Lubomyr Melnyk. After a few health scares, he's back in action and this Red Hook venue should be a cool place to catch him.

Billy Bragg, Billy The Kid @ City Winery
While known for his politics, Billy Bragg is at his best when writing about matters of the heart. A true troubadour, Bragg entertains equally with his music and between-song stories. Always worth seeing.

Dita Von Teese @ Gramercy Theatre
Burlesque star Dita Von Teese hits NYC for five nights as part of her "Burlesque: Strip Strip Hooray!" production. This is the second.

Dinowalrus, The Tony Castles, ARMS, Fasano @ Glasslands
A night of long-running Brooklyn/NYC bands, and its nice to see the underrated The Tony Castles on a live bill.

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.

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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September 16, 2014

The Drums on Novotel roof in July (more by Wei Shi)
Drums

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

Public Enemy, PE2.0, Kendo The Almost Famous @ Brooklyn Bowl
Chuck D, Flava Flav, Professor Griff and the rest of the PE crew are in full effect tonight. Bass! Bring the noise!

Grouplove, Portugal. The Man, Typhoon @ Central Park Rumsey Playfield
We may not be the biggest fans of the headliner, but it's worth hitting this show for the proggy indie rock of Portugal. The Man and the art/chamber pop of Typhoon.

Wand, Honey, Florida @ Death By Audio
A night off from their tour with Ty Segall (which hits NYC on Wednesday and Thursday), LA psych rock unit Wand play this much smaller, sure to be sweatier show, at one of Williamsburg's last DIY spaces. Local band Honey are definitely worth showing up early for. And despite it seeming like something that would happen, Ty is NOT playing the show bummer!).

Sick Feeling, Turbogeist, Simon Doom @ Glasslands
Brooklyn's Sick Feeling including current and former members of Ink & Dagger, Trail of Dead, Trash Talk and others, and they make a kind of killer hardcore punk that you may expect from a band with a resume like theirs. They were great at our Red Bull Sound Select show this past Friday. Catch them again tonight.

The Drums, Beverly @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
The Drums new album, Encyclopedia, adds some welcome dissonance to their usual helium-fueled surf pop. Tonight and Saturday's shows are sold out but there's a Sunday matinee at Rough Trade you can still get into.

Whirr, Sannhet, Cloakroom, Sad Actor @ The Studio at Webster Hall
It's a good bill all around with the heavy shoegaze of Whirr, the sludgy slowcore of their tourmates Cloakroom, the post rock/post metal of locals Sannhet, and Whirr's grungy pals, Sad Actor.

Lorde, Majical Cloudz @ United Palace Theatre
Australian pop ingenue/sensation and emotional bare wire Majical Cloudz may seem like a strange match for touring partners, but here we are. United Palace is a lovely theatre, that's for sure.

Bear in Heaven, Young Magic, Wife @ Bowery Ballroom
Brooklyn spacerockers Bear in Heaven wrap up their album Time is Over One Day Old with two NYC shows with Young Magic. This is the first.

Dita Von Teese @ Gramercy Theatre
Burlesque star Dita Von Teese hits NYC for five nights as part of her "Burlesque: Strip Strip Hooray!" production.

John Mayall @ City Winery
Having fostered the talents of such folks as Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Jack Bruce, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood and others, John Mayall is British blues royalty.

Joell Ortiz & Friends @ S.O.B.'s
Slaughterhouse member Joell Ortiz is going solo this year with a new album, House Slippers, and tonight's the release party for that. Guests are promised, and with the album including Joe Budden, Crooked I, Royce Da 5'9, B.o.B., Mally Stakz, Lee Carr, Sahlance, Maino and Kaydence, it doesn't seem out of the question that at least one of those will show up.

Seth Herzog's SWEET @ Slipper Room
Having just celebrated its 10th annersary last week, Seth Herzog's SWEET gets back to business as usual: being one of the most consistent comedy shows in the city.

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 15, 2014

Joyce Manor at Rough Trade in July (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Joyce Manor

Love Inks at MHOW in 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Joyce Manor

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

John Darnielle (reading), John Hodgman @ Le Poisson Rouge
While Mountain Goats main man John Darnielle has always been a storyteller, he's never written a book before now. His first novel, Wolf In White Van, comes out this week and he'll be reading from it and discussing it in NYC tonight. Joining him is Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman.

Joyce Manor, The Exquisites, Mike Bell and The Movies @ Bowery Ballroom
Cali rippers Joyce Manor make melodic punk with every ounce of fat trimmed (their most recent and longest album is 10 songs in 19 minutes), and those songs truly come alive at their shows. Tonight's their largest headlining gig in NYC yet and sold out. Sure to get rowdy.

No Joy, Tonstartssbandht @ Mercury Lounge
No Joy's shoegaze is the way it should be, a mesmerizing wall of sound and extremely loud. They're on tour opening for Deafheaven (just played MHOW last night), but will squeeze in this small headlining show tonight. Eccentric duo Tonstartssbandht open.

Strand of Oaks, Christopher Denny @ Rough Trade
Timothy Showalter has been making excellent folk as Strand of Oaks for a few years now, but for this year's HEAL LP he added a full band and a more rock-inspired sound and it's been putting him in increasingly larger venues. They'll be back in the winter for a Bowery Ballroom show, but will first play the smaller Rough Trade tonight (sold out). Opening is unique country singer Chris Denny, who has a new album out on Partisan this year.

Voice Coils, Ovlov, Ronald Paris, New Firmament @ Death by Audio
Brooklyn's Voice Coils include members of various local (or local-ish) bands, including Roomrunner, Mitski, Extra Life, Porches, Skeletons, Couch Slut and more. Together they make metallic prog and though that may be an unlikely style from this group, they do it well. Tonight's their 7" release show.

Love Inks, Air Waves, Hollow and Akimbo @ Glasslands
Austin's Love Inks make more of their minimalist pop on this year's Exi, their third album which came out last week. Local indie pop band Air Waves should be a good match too.

Final Bloom, Expert Alterations, Semi-Femme, Synths and Slides @ Palisades
Dark synth duo Final Bloom recall the sounds of '80s goth and industrial and they do the sound justice. Meanwhile, Semi Femme is the current band of Orca Team's Leif Anders and they make quality dark post-punk.

Lorde, Majical Cloudz @ United Palace Theatre
Australian pop ingenue/sensation and emotional bare wire Majical Cloudz may seem like a strange match for touring partners, but here we are.

Accept, Raven @ Gramercy Theatre
Two veterans of heavy metal meet up at Gramercy Theatre tonight with German speed pioneers Accept and NWOBHM-ers Raven.

John Mayall, Matt Andersen @ City Winery
British electric blues legend John Mayall led the influential Bluesbreakers in the '60s whose shifting lineup included a young Eric Clapton, Peter Green (later of Fleetwood Mac), Mick Taylor (later of The Rolling Stones) and others. He's in NYC for a two-night run at City Winery this week, tonight's being the first.

Night Train w/ guest ghost Hari Kondabolu @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac's weekly Night Train comedy show continues tonight with Hari Kondabolu guest hosting. Other guests include Kevin Avery, Janelle James, Ross Parsons, Jim Hamilton and Sean Devlin.

Brooklyn, Stand Up!! @ Knitting Factory
It's a night of free comedy including new SNL 'Weekend Update' co-anchor Michael Che, plus Katrina Braxton, Mike Cannon, Chris Disstefano, Kyle Grooms, Joe List and Amber Nelson.

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September 14, 2014

Deafheaven @ Pitchfork 2014 (more by James Richards IV)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Deafheaven, No Joy, Indian Handcrafts @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Deafheaven's attack on the eardrums pulls a little from black metal, post-rock, shoegaze and screamo into a mix that's just wildly intense. The openers tonight represent two different sides of their sound, the shoegazy No Joy (who were REALLY loud at their Brooklyn show last month) and suppliers of stoner riffs Indian Handcrafts. Sold out.

Rat Columns, The Stevens, Outside World, RIPS @ Death by Audio
The Melbourne scene is a bit incestuous, with lots of people playing in multiple bands, tonight's a good example. Rat Columns (UK '80s style jangle) and The Stevens ('90s indie rock a la Pavement) have ties to Mikey Young of Total Control/Lace Curtain/Eddy Current/etc. And both are well worth seeing. Also on the bill: Outside World who make the kind of powerpop that would've sounded at home on the first dB's record.

Nine of Swords, Cop, Krallion, Chain Gang Grave @ Palisades (3 PM matinee)
Local rippers Nine of Swords make a punishing mix of punk and screamo, and their matinee at Palisades today is one of your more intense ways to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Against Me! @ Baby's All Right
Against Me! made a killer return this year with Transgender Dysphoria Blues, one of their best albums to date. They've been playing pretty big venues on their current tour opening for The Gaslight Anthem, but tonight you can catch them somewhere much smaller. Starts at midnight.

Alice Boman, Fielded, Tomten @ Baby's All Right
Earlier in the evening at Baby's it's Malmö, Sweden's Alice Boman who makes haunting, minor chord confessionals that are strikingly beautiful. Her first two lovely Swedish EPs were just packaged together and released in North America.

Gary Lucas @ Baby's All Right
And before that, Baby's hosts their early evening Classic Album Sundays listening event for Jeff Buckley's Grace with a live set from Gary Lucas, whose band Gods and Monsters once included Jeff as a member and who has taken part in other Jeff Buckley tributes over the years.

Lorde, Majical Cloudz @ Pier 97
Australian pop ingenue/sensation and emotional bare wire Majical Cloudz may seem like a strange match for touring partners, but here we are.

Cheetah Chrome, Handsome Dick Manitoba, Walter Lure, Jesse Malin, Willie Nile, Sami Yaffa, Ivan Julian, and more! @ Bowery Electric
It's a giant celebration of The Ramones' 40th birthday, with lots of NYC punk legends and more performing tonight. Note: John Cooper Clarke was scheduled to play but is currently stuck in the UK due to Visa issues.

Steely Dan @ The Paramount
Donald Fagen and Walter Becker bring Steely Dan's "Jamalot Ever After" tour to The Paramount for two nights, this being the first. Wear your bad sneakers if you like, but we have a feeling they don't serve pina coladas there.

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

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September 13, 2014

Pinback at ACL 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
Deafheaven

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

Basilica Sound Scape
It's the second day of Basilica Sound Scape and there's an excellent music lineup with noise rock titans Swans, post-metal rippers Deafheaven, ripping punks White Lung, the always-intense Majical Cloudz and more. Plus there will be readings from White Lung singer Mish Way, Perfect Pussy singer Meredith Graves, poet Melissa Broder and more.

Atlas Sound, Ducktails, Mas Ysa @ Greenwood Park
As Atlas Sound, Deerhunter's Bradford Cox tones down the sonic assault his other band puts on in a live environment, but the songwriting is up a similar alley and equally strong. Tonight's show is with Real Estate side project Ducktails and Mas Ysa, and it's free.

Bob Mould, Cymbals Eat Guitars @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
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 third. 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.

Pinback, Tera Melos @ Irving Plaza
Indie rock vets Pinback are celebrating the tenth anniversary of their classic album Summer in Abaddon this year and are currently on tour in support of that. Math rockers Tera Melos are a bit different in style but a good match.

Phantogram, Action Bronson @ Pier 97
It's a double bill of indie pop from Phantogram and hip hop from Action Bronson on Pier 97 tonight, and if that sounds weird to you, don't forget Phantogram were prominent collaborators on the last Big Boi album.

The Members, The Say So's, Swanky Tiger, Darren Deicide @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Best known for their classic 1979 punk single "The Sound of the Suburbs," UK band The Members dabbled in pop ("Working Girl") and reggae ("Offshore Banking Business"). The band currently features songwriter/frontman JC Carroll, plus Chris Payne and Nigel Bennett all of whom were in the band during The Members classic period.

The Gaslight Anthem, Jimmy Eat World, Against Me! @ PNC Bank Arts Center
The Gaslight Anthem changed things up for their fifth album this year, but whether you like the new sound or not, they'll still likely have plenty of old favorites ready for tonight. And this whole bill is loaded. Against Me!, who put out one of their best albums of their career this year, kick off the night. Following them is Jimmy Eat World who plan to play Futures in full on tour this fall, but what will they play tonight?

Mutual Benefit, Soft Cat, Bellows @ Bowery Ballroom
Mutual Benefit makes hushed chamber pop that anyone into The Antlers or Sufjan should be a fan of. Openers are well-matched tonight too.

Teebs, Braille, Dave Q, Funafuji @ Cameo Gallery
Great night for electronic music at Cameo tonight with Brainfeeder producer Teebs and one half of Sepalcure, Braille.

Heavens Gate, Raw McCartney, Milk Dick, Bodega Bay, Pill @ Death By Audio
Out of the ashes of Sweet Bulbs, Heaven's Gate took some of their old band's dreamy noise, but took it in a significantly different direction, playing to singer strengths and became more of punky rock band... while still using a lot of effects pedals. Last year's debut album is a terrific representation of what Heaven's Gate have become -- confident, hooky, and pretty damn kick-ass.

S U R V I V E, Eaters, Isn't Ours @ Glasslands
Austin all-analogue synth quartet S U R V I V E, as you might suspect, make dark-hued, highly textured, creepy soundtracks of the mind, owing much to folks like Goblin, Tangerine Dream, and John Carpenter. They play tonight with Brooklyn duo Eaters who are very much in the same sonic cinema.

Brian Posehn @ Knitting Factory
Comedian, Mr. Show cohort, metal lover, podcaster, Deadpool writer and all around cool dude, Brian Posehn takes his act to a rock club setting tonight.

The Life and Times, Lives of the Obscure @ Knitting Factory
Post-hardcore vets Shiner briefly reunited a couple years back, and though that's over, singer Allen Epley is still active with his other band The Life and Times, who put out their fourth record this year.

Junglepussy, Celeste, Princess Nokia, DJ Patrick A Reed @ The Acheron
If you like rap in the UNO/Mykki Blanco/Le1f realm, this bill is full of that kinda stuff and should be right up your alley.

Power Trip, Ajax @ The Acheron
After the Junglepussy show, things get heavier at Acheron for this late show from Dallas thrash/crossover faves Power Trip and Brooklyn punks Ajax. Power Trip's 2 AM set at Palisades last night was nuts and tonight should be no different.

Widowspeak, Alex Bleeker & The Freaks @ The Lot in Long Island City
The Lot in Long Island City is a free, all ages music & film series and today's afternoon entertainment should be pretty chill, with the hushed sounds of Widowspeak, and Alex Bleeker's dead-y vibes.

Alarm Will Sound @ BAM
Part of Nonesuch Records at BAM, this is the second performance by 20-piece band Alarm Will Sound, tonight performing works by Tyondai Braxton, Steve Reich, and Donnacha Dennehy.

Youssou N'Dour @ BAM
Also part of Nonesuch Records at BAM (and Next Wave Festival), here's your second rare chancs to catch the acclaimed Senegalese singer-songwriter in a Stateside appearance.

Steely Dan @ The Paramount
Donald Fagen and Walter Becker bring Steely Dan's "Jamalot Ever After" tour to The Paramount for two nights, this being the first. Wear your bad sneakers if you like, but we have a feeling they don't serve pina coladas there.

People Like Us, M.C. Schmidt (of Matmos), Jason Willett @ Monty Hall (NJ)
People Like Us (aka Vicki Bennett) who is presenting "two performances of audio and moving image." She'll be first performing solo and then People Like Us will be joined by M.C. Schmidt (Matmos) and Jason Willett for a collaborative performance. This is at WFMU's Jersey City performance space.

Elephant Stone @ The Saint
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?

Bastard Noise, Anthony Saunders, Andrew Hock, Chris Pitsiokos, Weasel Walter, HCOD, Penchant, Skinner, Arbiter, Negation, Field Graves @ Trans-Pecos
It's a crazy bill for noise at Trans Pecos tonight with Bastard Noise, Andrew Hock (Castevet, Psalm Zero) and so many more.

Life of Agony, A Pale Horse Named Death, Diablo Blvd @ Starland Ballroom
Before this year's European tour, Life of Agony hadn't played in a few years as singer Keith Caputo transitioned to Mina Caputo and took time to do her own thing (including open for Laura Jane Grace). Now they're back though, and tonight's the first hometown-area show.

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

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September 12, 2014

White Lung at Bowery Ballroom in 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
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White Lung

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

White Lung, Power Trip, Sick Feeling @ Palisades (MIDNIGHT)
The next BrooklynVegan-curated installment of Red Bull Sound Select is this late show tonight and we hope you're as excited about it as we are. It's co-headlined by one of the most menacing yet melodic punk bands around, Vancouver's White Lung, and Texas's Power Trip, who do crazy justice to the sounds of early thrash and crossover bands. Opening is Sick Feeling, a newer band from Brooklyn with members of Ink & Dagger, Trail of Dead, Trash Talk and more. It's only $3 at the door if you RSVP ($10 if you don't), and with its midnight start there's even time to catch another show or grab a drink with friends beforehand. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. See you there!

Shannon and the Clams,TacocaT, Las Rosas @ Palisades
Before our late night show is this third sold-out NYC show this week with Oakland, CA's Shannon & The Clams, made extra fun with the addition of Seattle's surfy/poppy TacocaT. Sold out, but if you're going...do stick around for our late night show.

Karen O @ Le Poisson Rouge
It's the fourth and final night of Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O's run of intimate shows in NYC, and the first at a regular venue. The shows are in support of Karen's equally intimate Crush Songs, her first solo album (but recorded seven years ago).

Animal Collective (DJ set) @ Brooklyn Bowl
Panda Bear's busy this year touring and prepping his next solo album, but the other AnCo members are finding time to do other things like DJ sets, tonight's being their first of three upcoming gigs at Brooklyn Bowl (they're doing one a month until November). Tonight it will just be Geologist and Deakin, but Avey Tare joins at the next two dates.

The Young, Charly Bliss @ Mercury Lounge
The Young's new LP is a great dose of psychedelic punk and a step up from their last. Tonight's their second of two NYC shows this week.

Fascinator, The Stevens, Willful Boys @ Don Pedro
This is a late add for Melbourne's The Stevens (Pavement-style indie rock) whose NYC plate is already pretty full. This is an all-Australian bill, with expats Willful Boys opening the night.

Pleasure Leftists, Ivy, The Lawsuits, Mercury Rising @ The Acheron
If you're into modern bands taking on '80s post-punk, Cleveland's Pleasure Leftists are one of the bands that do it well. Their punky Katorga Works labelmates Ivy are worth catching too.

Mad Juana, Cheetah Chrome, Miriam, John Cooper Clarke @ Bowery Electric
This is a pretty stacked bill for fans of veteran punk and garage rock. Dead Boy Cheetah Chrome plays (his second of three NYC shows this week), as does UK punk poet John Cooper Clarke (his first of four NYC shows here), who hasn't played the US since the '70s. A-Bones drummer/singer and Norton Records co-founder Miriam plays, and it's one of her first few shows with this project. She plays again next month with The Muffs.

Sylvan Esso, Doe Paoro @ Bowery Ballroom
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. Tonight is sold out... next stop Terminal 5.

Jad Fair, Danielson, Don Fleming, Jeffrey Lewis & Peter Stampfel @ Glasslands
Prolific cult artist Jad Fair released a collaborative album with Danielson, titled Solid Gold Heart, and they're playing together tonight, with longtime Jad Fair collaborator Kramer (whose label Shimmydisc released a lot of Fair's records) will be part of the ensemble.

Darkside in Chicago in January (more by Brigid Gallagher)
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Darkside, Valentin Stip @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple
Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington successfully combined ambient electronics and progressive rock on their 2011 EP and 2013 LP (their only two releases), but unfortunately their collaborative project is coming to an end ("for now"). Tonight's their last show before the break, and their pal Valentin Stip is along for the ride. Naturally, it's sold out.

Lemonade, Starchild @ Baby's All Right
NYC synth trio Lemonade just released their new album, Minus Tide, via Cascine. Continuing to hone their style, the new LP is perhaps their most focused yet, matching '80s pop smarts to an effervescent balearic production. Tonight's the record release party

Alarm Will Sound (music by John Adams) @ BAM
Part of Nonesuch Records at BAM, this is Night 1 of a two evening event featuring 20-member Alarm this featuring music by John Adams, including Son of Chamber Symphony, Chamber Symphony, Scratchband, and "an arrangement of Hoodoo Zephyr."

Youssou N'Dour @ BAM
Also part of Nonesuch Records at BAM (and Next Wave Festival), here's two rare chances to catch the acclaimed Senegalese singer-songwriter in a Stateside appearance. This is Night 1.

Richard Reed Parry, Michael Chapman, Tim Hecker, Julia Holter, Gamelan Dharma Swara, Endless Boogie, more @ Basilica Sound Scape
This two-day festival returns to Hudson, NY with a varied bill of challenging sounds in a bucolic setting. Friday's kickoff features Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry, British folk veteran Michael Chapman, readings, and... endless boogie-ing. Also: Endless Boogie.

Chromeo, Big Freedia @ Central Park Rumsey Playfield
Montreal electro duo Chromeo know their way around a hook and have no problem pouring on the cheese (with a wink). Tonight's show is with bounce queen Big Freedia.

Bummers Eve, Foster Care, White Pages, Dead Wrestler @ Death By Audio
Cincinnati trio Bummers Eve headline this night of snarly punk rock, the kind that always sounds good at DbA. Enjoy it while it lasts.

Shonen Knife, Habibi, The Suzan @ The Wick
Japanese cult pop/punk trio Shonen Knife put out a new album, Overdrive, this year and tonight play Bushwick with a very well-chosen undercard.

The Detroit Cobras, Hector's Pets, Blaire Alise and The Bombshells @ Bell House
Long-running garage rock cover band Detroit Cobras take on anyone from the Chiffons to Otis Redding to the Oblivians (whose Greg Oblivian is often on their recordings),

Diane Cluck @ Rockwood Music Hall
Diane Cluck at times echoes the psychedelic folk singers of the late '60s and at others the freak folk movement of the 2000s. No matter what she's doing, it's good stuff. Tonight's her second of two Rockwood shows this week.

Noble Hunter, Jennifer Castle, Nevada Color @ Cameo Gallery
Canada's Jennifer Castle makes quality folk on her new album, which features string arrangements by Owen Pallett. Tonight's her second of two NYC shows this week.

White Denim, Clear Plastic Masks @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Austin's jam scene-approved rockers White Denim are on night three 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.

Fletcher C. Johnson, Games, Zapps @ Union Pool
If you like garage rock, power pop, Burger Records, jeans jackets, wearing buttons on your jeans jacket, and "rock n' roll" as a ethos, tonight's show will likely appeal.

Christopher Cross @ City Winery
With "Sailing," Christopher Cross is pretty much the "yacht" in Yacht Rock. Go to this tonight and you will literally be caught between the moon and New York City. It's crazy, but it's true.

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

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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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