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July 24, 2014

Teenage Fanclub @ Williamsburg Waterfront 2010 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
TFC

Sun Kil Moon at Pitchfork Fest 2014 (more by James Richards IV)
Sun Kil Moon

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

Teenage Fanclub, Honeyblood, Saint Rich @ Pier 84 at Hudson River Park
What a treat -- Glasgow guitar pop practitioners Teenage Fanclub are stopping in NYC on their way to this weekend's Merge 25 festival for this free show. They haven't made a new LP in four years but with eight records worth of great songs to choose from, they are not lacking in options. Opening are a much younger Scottish band, Honeyblood. Did we mention it's free?

Veruca Salt, Battleme @ Bowery Ballroom
Oh, the tough choices of the '90s-loving NYC music fan. Teenage Fanclub's onetime DGC labelmates Veruca Salt, now back with their original lineup, play their first NYC show in many many years. You'll likely hear a bunch of new tracks from their forthcoming new album, but there's no way they're not gonna hit with "Seether" and "Number One Blind." Both tonight's show and their MHOW show on Friday are sold out.

Oathbreaker, Cult Leader, Young and in the Way, Badr Vogu, Meek is Murder @ The Acheron
We at BV are proud to present this show which includes three killer bands on Deathwish's roster -- Oathbreaker, Cult Leader and Young and in the Way -- plus Badr Vogu and solid locals Meek Is Murder. Oathbreaker are from Belgium and make melodic hardcore/screamo, while Cult Leader feature 3/4 of Gaza and basically pick up where that band left off. YAITW will provide metallic hardcore, Badr Vogu will bring sludge, and Meek Is Murder will supply the mathcore.

Sun Kil Moon @ Town Hall
Mark Kozelek has years of excellent slowcore and folk behind him, and this year's lyrically heavy Sun Kil Moon album is one of the best of his career. Mark's played solo shows a few times in NYC over the past few years, but this one's SKM full band and should be a special night.

Nickel Creek, Secret Sisters @ Prospect Park Bandshell
Modern bluegrass group Nickel Creek are back after a 7 year split with their first album since 2005 and a bunch of live shows this year. This one's free.

Bold, Give, Clear, Intent @ Saint Vitus
New York youth crew hardcore vets Bold were initially around in the '80s and early '90s. They're now back (with their 1989 lineup), and ahead of their appearance at Philly's stacked This Is Hardcore they'll squeeze in this hometown-area show.

Lost in the Trees, Doe Paoro, Stranger Cat @ Baby's All Right
Lost in the Trees' new album saw them bringing some moodier electronics into their indie folk sound. Local openers Doe Paoro and Stranger Cat (Cat Martino's electronic-tinged project) should fit the bill with LITT's new sound well.

Yumi Zouma, Rush Midnight, Celine Dijon (DJ), Katie and Dustin (TBC) DJ @ Baby's All Right
Yumi Zouma's debut EP came out back in February on Cascine and, like a much of what's on the label, their airy pop is part '80s soft rock, part '80s synthpop. Which should fit well with Rush Midnight. This is a free show.

Crocodiles, Christines, The New Lines @ Death by Audio
Bi-coastal fuzzrockers Crocodiles are putting the finishing touches on their new album, so expect to hear some new songs tonight. This is a solid bill, with Christines (Swervedriver-style miasma rock) and The New Lines (krauty baroque a la Broadcast).

The Wytches, Monograms @ Mercury Lounge
UK trio The Wytches concoct a brew that mixes raw-throat punk, stoner/doom psych, and Bad Seeds swagger, with perhaps just the tiniest hint of Wicker Man folk. Tonight's their first NYC show, and they'll play Glasslands on Friday.

Thao @ MoMA
The MoMA Nights concert series looks like a pretty chill way to see some post-work music, with bands playing in the museum's sculpture garden. This week: the multitalented Thao Nguyen who will be playing solo (sorry Get Down Stay Down fans). Free with museum entry.

Old 97's @ Stone Pony
Celebrating 20 years as a band this year, alt-country vets Old 97's showed they still have some shit to kick with their new album, Most Messed Up.

Electric Six @ Asbury Lanes
Electric Six are essentially a one-joke band -- off the charts ego/bravado/innuendo over danceable rock -- who've managed to milk it across 10 albums. Whether you had enough after "Danger! High Voltage!" or still dig the schtick, E6 are always a fun live show.

Band of Horses, Midlake @ Capitol Theatre
Band of Horses keep kicking out their big-sounding indie folk, and for this tour they're joined by solid likeminded band Midlake, who will be playing acoustic.

Sick Feeling, Gayer, Tell @ Trans Pecos
Don Devore's (Ink & Dagger, Amazing Baby, etc) new punk band Sick Feeling wrap up their residency at Trans Pecos tonight. It's with Gayer, aka Dev Hynes (Blood Orange) and frequent collaborator Samantha Urbani, as well as Tell who recently remixed Sick Feeling.

Alabama Shakes @ Terminal 5
Alabama Shakes bring their rootsy blues rock back to NYC tonight for this show which is free as long as you entered Mercedes Benz's contest and gained admission.

Kastle, Sweater Beats, Lindsay Lowend, Figgy @ Output
Output's weekly INPUT party continues tonight with Drake remixer Kastle, Sweater Beats (who just opened for Flume in NYC), Anamanaguchi remixer Lindsay Lowend and house producer Figgy.

Quarterbacks, Lobby Art, Fozzal, Maxo @ Shea Stadium
Quarterbacks make scrappy twee that's readymade for college house shows, which this may feel a bit like 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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July 23, 2014

Danny Brown at Pitchfork Festival 2014 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Danny Brown

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

Neutral Milk Hotel, Circulatory System @ Prospect Park Bandshell
While Jeff Mangum hasn't released any new music since 1998's In The Aeoplane Over the Sea, nobody really seems to mind now seeing how he and NMH are finally playing shows again, and many people are getting to hear those songs live for the first time. Following this past winter's shows, he and the band now return to NYC for a victory lap at these two outdoor Celebrate Brooklyn! shows, which sounds like a nice place to hear the classics. This is night 2.

The Fresh and Onlys, The Shilohs, Christines @ Glasslands
Lumped in with the SF garage rock scene, The Fresh & Onlys make a twangy, tuneful brand of psych rock with distinct postpunk flourishes courtesy guitarist Wymond Miles. They really don't sound like anyone else  and are always worth catching live. Canadian ourmates The Shilohs make a decidedly Beatlesque brand of pop, and openers Christines owe just a little to '90s-era shoegaze.

FREEMAN, White Lighters @ Baby's All Right
With his long-running band a done deal, the artist formerly known as Gene Ween released his new solo album today via Partisan. He's got a soft spot for '70s pop on the new album which is an enjoyable listen.

Witch, Ruby the Hatchet @ MHOW
Though J Mascis is maybe the all time great indie rock shredder, he likes to rock out on drums too and his stoner rock band Witch (fronted by King Tuff main man Kyle Thomas) gives him a chance to do that. This Converse Rubber Tracks Live show is free if you RSVPed, which is now closed.

Field Mouse, Frances Cone, Weed Hounds, Lithuania @ Rough Trade
Field Mouse's new album is finally out now, and it mixes the shoegazy pop they'd become known for with shinier, mid '90s-style electropop-tinged alt-rock. Tonight's their record release show.

Bl'ast, Villians @ Santos Party House
Bl'ast released three albums of essential hardcore in the '80s on SST. They're now reunited, and the current lineup includes bassist Nick Oliveri (Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, Mondo Generator) and drummer Joey Castillo (Queens Of The Stone Age, Danzig, Eagles Of Death Metal, Goatsnake, Wasted Youth) supporting original members Clifford Dinsmore (vocals) and Mike Neider (guitar).

UPDATE: Bl'ast have actually cancelled all of their East Coast dates.

Crow Bait, Eureka California, Good Grief, Deep Pockets @ Shea Stadium
Good bill at Shea tonight spanning a few genres with the alt-country punk of Crow Bait, the indie pop of Athens, GA's Eureka California, the Superchunk-inspired Liverpool, UK band Good Grief, and shouty, slightly Hold Steady-ish punks Deep Pockets.

Man Forever, White Suns @ McCarren Park (Summerscreen)
The free Summerscreen series continues tonight. Before a screening of Cry-Baby there will be sets by the dark experimental metal band White Suns and Kid Millions' (of Oneida) project Man Forever.

Matmos, So Percussion Summer Institute, Kid Millions, Brian Chase @ Silent Barn
Speaking of Kid Millions, he also plays this show as Silent Barn that features veteran experimentalists Matmos, the So Percussion Summer Institute ("an intensive two-week chamber music seminar for college-age percussionists"), and Yeah Yeah Yeahs drummer Brian Chase.

Beech Creeps, Mutwawa, Brat Pit, Corido Ron @ Death By Audio
Beech Creeps are a bit of an NYC noise/experimental supergroup, featuring Lehrhoff (Ex Models), Luke Fasano (Yeasayer / People Get Ready) and Mark Shue (The Library is on Fire, and Monster Crunch granola maker).

PHOX, Trails and Ways @ Mercury Lounge
Wisconsin indie pop outfit PHOX combine sunny melodies with folky arrangements (and honeyed, breathy vocals) for a sound as airy as a summer breeze. This is their second of two NYC shows this week.

Total Abuse, Rectal Hygienics, Ligature @ Home Sweet Home
Austin hardcore band Total Abuse celebrate their new "Looking For Love" 7" at tonight's edition of Nothing Chances, and they'll be joined by Chicago noise rockers Rectal Hygienics and Chris Hansell's (Warthog, Foreplay, ex-The Men) Ligature project.

Baby Mollusk, Sergio Napoletano, Barelyon @ The Rock Shop
Baby Mollusk make the sort of kinda folky kinda punky indie rock that any fans of Hop Along, Speedy Ortiz, Swearin', etc should dig.

Jesus Christ and the Hallucinogenic Allstars, Pussywolf, Pharaoh, Mount Salem @ Saint Vitus
Chicago's Mount Salem wear their proto-metal and traditional doom influences on their sleeves, but they do it well. They're over in NYC for this show.

Action Bronson, Danny Brown, Schoolboy Q @ Best Buy Theater
Three of the best contemporary rappers come together for what should be an excellent time at Best Buy Theater tonight.

Leif Vollebekk @ SubCulture
This underrated Canadian singer-songwriter released his most recent album, North Americana, at the start of this year and its folky charms will work especially well at an intimate venue like SubCulture.

Braid, A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Marietta @ Asbury Lanes
16 years after Braid's now-classic Frame & Canvas was released, the emo vets are finally back with its followup, No Coast, and it was worth the wait. It picks up where they left off but sounds like a contemporary of the newer bands in the genre too. They'll hit NYC this Saturday, but the tour's also nearby in NJ tonight. Openers A Great Big Pile of Leaves make this a great double bill and Braid fans should dig them too.

Quiet Riot, Gilby Clarke, Faster Pussycat, BulletBoys @ The Paramount
Cum on feel the noize. Girls rock your boys. We'll get wild, wild, wild...with only drummer Frankie Banali remaining from the QR lineup that did that song.

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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July 22, 2014

Neutral Milk Hotel @ P4K Fest 2014 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
NMH

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

Neutral Milk Hotel, Circulatory System @ Prospect Park Bandshell
While Jeff Mangum hasn't released any new music since 1998's In The Aeoplane Over the Sea, nobody really seems to mind now seeing how he and NMH are finally playing shows again, and many people are getting to hear those songs live for the first time. Following this past winter's shows, he and the band now return to NYC for a victory lap at these two outdoor Celebrate Brooklyn! shows, which sounds like a nice place to hear the classics.

Arto Lindsay, Zs, Bigyuki @ LPR
Downtown scene vet Arto Lindsay has long dabbled in tropical sounds so it should come as no surprise to see him playing this show as part of Brasil Summerfest.

FREEMAN (formerly Gene Ween) @ Mercury Lounge
With his long-running band a done deal, the artist formerly known as Gene Ween released his new solo album today via Partisan. He's got a soft spot for '70s pop on the new album which is an enjoyable listen. He celebrates the album's release tonight at this show.

Joyce Manor @ Rough Trade
Joyce Manor's new album is out today, and it combines the forceful punk of their debut with the more ambitious leanings of its followup, all without crossing the 20-minute mark. This is an early evening in-store (they go on at 7 PM and you have to purchase the album from Rough Trade to get in), so that plus their knack for short songs should give you plenty of time to catch another show afterwards.

Juicy J, Project Pat @ Terminal 5
Juicy J is a veteran of hip hop thanks to his time in Three 6 Mafia (remember, he been rich since the '90s), but he doesn't act like an elder statesman. The trap rap bangerz on last year's Stay Trippy are as fun and modern as many of today's younger stars.

PHOX, Trails and Ways @ Knitting Factory
Wisconsin indie pop outfit PHOX combine sunny melodies with folky arrangements (and honeyed, breathy vocals) for a sound as airy as a summer breeze. This is their first of two NYC shows this week.

Brody Dalle, Slothrust @ Bowery Ballroom
Brody Dalle put out three records of solid grunge punk in the early 2000s with The Distillers. This year she's got our first solo album out, but from the looks of recent setlists she's been treating her crowds to plenty of material from her old band as well.

Lucero, The Vansaders @ Stone Pony
Country punks Lucero know how to have a rowdy, whiskey-fueled good time, but they also know how to pull your heartstrings with sad (and also whiskey-fueled) down-on-their-luck songs. They don't hit NYC on their current tour, but they play two nearby shows, this being the first.

Kiesza @ Santos Party House
The thumping house bass of Kiesza's hit "Hideaway" gets stuck in your head pretty quickly, and for us in New York, watching its video filmed on the streets of Williamsburg is about as fun as the song itself. Now you can see her live in New York tonight.

Electric Six @ Rocks Off Cruise
Electric Six are essentially a one-joke band -- off the charts ego/bravado/innuendo over danceable rock -- who've managed to milk it across 10 albums. Whether you had enough after "Danger! High Voltage!" or still dig the schtick, E6 are always a fun live show. Plus, this is on a boat.

RX Bandits, The Dear Hunter, From Indian Lakes @ Best Buy Theater
While RX Bandits seemed like they'd be done for a while there, they are actually fully back in action and have a new album out this year which is more of their punk/prog/reggae blend.

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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July 21, 2014

Eternal Summers at Cake Shop in April (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Eternal Summers

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

Eternal Summers, Seoul, Little Racer, Wand @ Baby's All Right
Eternal Summers delivered more of their promising indie pop on this year's Doug Gillard-produced album, The Drop Beneath. Joining them tonight is Montreal's Seoul who make breathy pop not unlike '80s bands like The Dream Academy and Prefab Sprout, and Brooklyn's Little Racer who make UK-inspired guitar pop. Openers Wand are the new band from Samuel Shea who used to be in Spires and also make psych-guitar-pop.

Bass Drum of Death, Beechwood, Skully @ Matchless
Mississippi garage rockers BDoD are in NYC and playing this FREE show at Matchless tonight. Is a new album on the way? Get there early to catch Scully, the new band from Caroline of Habibi/Splinters.

Common @ Gramercy Theatre
Veteran rapper Common's tenth album, Nobody's Smiling, is out this week and tonight he celebrates with a free release show. To get in, you need a wristband which were given away this past Friday and will be given away again today at 10 AM at the Gramercy Theatre.

Caveman, Icewater, Future of What @ Bowery Electric
NYC indie rockers Caveman have been playing much bigger venues lately, but tonight they'll bless their hometown with the smallest show they've played in a while by far. Doors are at 7:30 at admission is $10 at the door. First come, first served.

Silver Snakes, Vattnet Viskar, No Way, Twin Strike @ Acheron
Silver Snakes bring together '90s-style post-hardcore and alt-rock, while Vattnet Viskar favor atmospheric black metal, which makes for a diverse but excellent double bill.

Amanda Palmer, Anti-Flag (acoustic), Toni Blackman, The Chapin Sisters, Rebel Diaz, Steve Earle, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, James Maddock, Mike + Ruthy @ Central Park Summerstage (Pete Seeger Tribute)
As part of this year's free Summerstage shows in Central Park, a handful of impressive musicians will come together to pay tribute to the late great Pete Seeger.

Gogol Bordello, Man Man @ Starland Ballroom
The always-wild gypsy punks Gogol Bordello don't hit NYC on their current tour, but they'll be nearby for three area shows, this being the third. The eccentric Man Man will be a good fit too.

Night Train w/ guest hosts Dapwell & Josh Gondelman @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac is sitting this one out but his weekly Night Train comedy show still goes on with ex-Das Racist member Dapwell and Josh Gondelman guest hosting. Joining them will be Kevin Avery, Gina Brillon, Erin Judge, Josh Rabinowitz, Jake Weisman, and KC Arora.

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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July 20, 2014

Black Anvil @ Saint Vitus (more by Wyatt Marshall)
Black Anvil

Bill Nye @ Irving Plaza last night (photo by @livenationnyc)
IMAGE

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

A Memorial Concert for Pete and Toshi Seeger @ Damrosch Park Bandshell
Part of both Lincoln Center Out of Doors and Seeger Fest, this memorial concert features performances from Adira and David Amram, Tom Chapin and The Chapin Sisters, Guy Davis,Emma's Revolution, Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion, Kim & Reggie Harris, Hudson River Sloop Singers, Michael Moore, Holly Near, George Wein, Dar Williams, The Vanaver Caravan, Paul Winter Consort, Peter Yarrow and Dan Zanes. 4 PM, free.

OOIOO, Man Forever @ LPR
Led by Yoshimi of Boredoms, OOIOO have been around since the '90s, making highly-rhythmic, experimental music with each new album rarely sounding like its predecessor. The band released Gamel last year in Japan (their first since 2009) which is based around the ancient instrument, the gamelan, and is said to be the most representative of the band's live sound.

Bill Nye (The Science Guy) @ Irving Plaza
A PBS kids TV superstar in the '90s, Bill has seen a resurgence lately (we could use more science in the world); this is the last of his three sold-out nights at Irving Plaza.

Black Anvil, Psalm Zero, Fantom Warrior, Yellow Eyes @ Saint Vitus
NYC black metal crew Black Anvil's new album is big sounding stuff, and they'll be playing the entirety of it at Saint VItus tonight. Joining them is experimental duo Psalm Zero, thrashers Fantom Warrior, and another local black metal band, Yellow Eyes.

Team Spirit, Celestial Shore, The Factory Seconds, granny, Bourgeois
Bulletwound @ Secret Location (Gigawatts Festival)
The four-day Gigawatts Festival comes to a close with this day house party show at a "secret location." If interested you might want to keep an eye on the Facebook event page for the details.

Tomboy, Mannequin Pussy, Marge, Littler @ Silent Barn
Tomboy feature a member of Potty Mouth and if you like that band's catchy, punkish indie rock, you'll probably dig this one too. NYC's Mannequin Pussy are a good match. They switch between rapid fast punk and slower, borderline shoegaze stuff.

Hannibal Buress @ Knitting Factory
Big league comedy talent (Chris Rock, Louis CK, etc) show up regularly (and unannounced) for Hannibal's very popular free comedy show at Knitting Factory's front bar. Having had his own Comedy Central special and a featured performer on Broad City, Hannibal himself is getting pretty big league. Get there early.

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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July 19, 2014

The Clientele @ The Bell House in May (more by Greg Cristman)
The Clientele

Obits @ The Bell House in 2011 (more by Erik Erikson)
Obits

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

The Clientele, Murals, Olson, Rydholm, Forester @ Baby's All Right
Merge recently reissued The Clientele's genuinely wonderful 2000 album,Suburban Light, as a two-disc special edition, and the lineup of the band that made that record plays tonight.

Obits, Biblical, Sun Ladders @ Union Pool
This week's edition of Union Pool's free "Summer Thunder" series is headlined by Sub Pop's snarling rock band Obits. Bands usually start around 4PM.

Liam Finn, August Wells, Laura Stevenson @ Le Poisson Rouge
On his new album, The Nihilist, Finn played 67 instruments. That actually sounds about right, as anyone who's seen his live shows knows the dude can play anything. And often does!

Trap Them, Coliseum, Incendiary, White Widows Pact @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
It's a good night for heavy music at Brooklyn NIght Bazaar with metallic hardcore faves Trap Them, post-hardcore rippers Coliseum, and local NYHC-inspired crew Incendiary.

The Sheiks, Vulture Shit, Washer, DONE @ Cake Shop
Memphis garage rockers The Sheiks, who you may have seen when they toured with John Wesley Coleman last year, have a pretty good pedigree. Singer Frank McLallen also currently plays bass in Ex Cult, and the band's new 7" was produced by Jack Oblivian.

Mexican Slang, Parlor Walls, Truthers @ Death By Audio
Toronto's Mexican Slang will bring you right back to the '60s with their psychedelic rock that's genuinely trippy.

CYMBALS, Future Punx, Donovan Blanc @ Glasslands
UK band CYMBALS released their new album, The Age Of Fracture, earlier this year and if you're a fan of Hot Chip this might just appeal to you to. This is a good lineup all-around, with nu-wavers Future Punx and Captured Tracks' signee Donovan Blanc.

Bill Nye The Science Guy @ Irving Plaza
A PBS kids TV superstar in the '90s, Bill has seen a resurgence lately (we could use more science in the world) and will be doing three sold-out nights at Irving Plaza, this being the second.

Champagne Jerry @ Joe's Pub
Brooklyn rapper and Ad-Rock collaborator Champagne Jerry continues his monthly Joe's Pub residency.

Robert Hood, Objekt, RROSE, Vatican Shadow, Container, Young Male @ MoMA PS1
As always, the weekly Warm Up lineup is filled with forward-thinking electronic music, this time from minimal techno pioneer Robert Hood, Dominick Fernow's "militant religious industrial" project Vatican Shadow, noisemaker Container, and still more.

Deltron 3030, Nomadic Massive @ Prospect Park Bandshell
Alternative rap supergroup Deltron 3030 -- Del tha Funky Homosapien, Kid Koala and Dan the Automator -- made their long-awaited return in 2013 with a new album and a tour with a full orchestra. They're back for this free Celebrate Brooklyn! show.

Tonstartssbandht, Fiasco, Ski Lodge, Slothrust, Ghost Beach, Dances, Slonk Donkerson, Roses, Honduras, Jangula, Little Racer, Painted Zeros, The Due Diligence, Mannequin Pussy, Heeney, The Gradients, Bueno, Low Fat Getting High, Sofa Club, Big Muff Radio, The Indecent, Mayor Creep, Warcries, Dead Sexy Sheila, Loser Cruiser, Ceramics @ Radio Bushwick (Gigawatts Festival)
The four-day Gigawatts Festival is in full swing with a huge lineup of bands and this all-day event. There's a ton of great bands but we suggest Honduras, Low Fat Getting High, Slothrust, Mannequin Pussy and Ski Lodge in particular.

Ava Luna, Man Forever, Warehouse @ Rough Trade
Brooklyn's funk-punk collective Ava Luna headline this show, but don't miss openers Warehouse who are from Atlanta and make noisy postpunk. In between is Man Forever, aka Oneida drummer Kid Millions.

>Bouncing Souls, The Menzingers, Ted Leo @ Stone Pony
NJ punk heroes The Bouncing Souls turn 25 this year and they're celebrating that anniversary with this show in their hometown tonight. Opening is The Menzingers, who owe a thing or two the Souls, and another beloved punk vet, Ted Leo.


Kind of Like Spitting, Living Room, Caravela, Salvatore Rex @ Suburbia

Kind of Like Spitting spent the 2000s making killer emotional indie rock, and in recent years main man Ben Barnett reactivated the band. They're still not the most active though, tonight's their first NYC show in two years.

Gogol Bordello, Man Man @ The Capitol Theatre
The always-wild gypsy punks Gogol Bordello don't hit NYC on their current tour, but they'll be nearby for three area shows, this being the second. The eccentric Man Man will be a good fit too.

Drowners @ The Surf Lodge
Owing a lot to the early '00s sound of The Strokes and The Libertines, local rock band (and former models) Drowners know their way around a hook and catchy chorus. If you're out in Montauk today, this free show is certainly a good option.

Los Rockwells, Artanker Convoy, Christy & Emily @ Trans-Pecos
Rumbling out of hibernation, jazzy, dubby Artanker Convey spin their web tonight.

Ma Jolie, The Great Apes, The Britnays, Jumpers @ Shea Stadium
Ma Jolie make noodly post-hardcore that hearkens back to bands like Bear vs Shark (whose song "Ma Jolie" may or may not have inspired this band name).

Murphy's Law, Yuppicide, Jenncity @ Rocks Off Concert Cruise
NYC punks Murphy's Law have been at it since the early '80s and there's still never a lack of chances to see them in action.

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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July 18, 2014

Ceremony at Warsaw in 2012 (more by Joe McCabe)
Ceremony

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

Plaid @ LPR
In UK electronic duo Plaid's 20+ year career, they've collaborated with/remixed Bjork, Goldfrapp, Unkle, Portishead, and many more. Tonight the Warp-signed duo return to LPR.

Wilsen, Icewater, Jennah Bell, Kennan O'Meara @ Baby's All Right
It's a busy night at Baby's, with three separate shows. The first features two bands specializing in etheral pop: Wilsen and Icewater.

Yonatan Gat, Mandingo Ambassadors @ Baby's All Right
Then at 10 PM it's Show #2 with Monotonix's Yonatan Gat...

Celeste, Starchild @ Baby's All Right
...and then late night (midnight doors) it's Starchild who has toured as a singer with Blood Orange and Solange.

Ceremony, Nothing, Iron Lung, Bad Side @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
There's a killer (and free!) show at Brooklyn Night Bazaar tonight with the wild PV-turned-garage-punks Ceremony, heavy shoegazers Nothing, powerviolence duo Iron Lung, and Philly hardcore band Bad Side.

Matthew Sweet, Tommy Keene @ City Winery
It's a double-dose of jangly power-pop and keen songwriting chops. Matthew Sweet, with his '90s hit "Girlfriend," is the better known of the two, but in certain circles Tommy Keene is held in very high regard.

The Sheiks, Iyez, The Chickenhawks, Speedo @ Death by Audio
Memphis garage rockers The Sheiks recently recorded a new 7" with Jack Oblivian, and their singer also plays in Ex Cult.

Bill Nye (The Science Guy) @ Irving Plaza
A PBS kids TV superstar in the '90s, Bill has seen a resurgence lately (we could use more science in the world) and will be doing three sold-out nights at Irving Plaza, this is the first.

Omar S, Luke Hess, OG Ignitt, Turtle Bugg @ Output
While much of the deep house world continues to move closer to pop, Omar S heads in the other direction, making more stylistically underground material, still of course with masterful production.

Speculator, Cool World, Advaeta, Jerry Paper, Sunflower Bean @ Palisades
Low fi LA band Speculator headline tonight's Palisades lineup; get there early to catchy the warmly psychedelic pop of Sunflower Bean.

CYMBALS, Ume, Midnight High, The Cosmonauts, Sideways Revolt, David Baron @ Pianos
UK band CYMBALS make dancerock not too far off from Hot Chip and they were good when we caught them back in March. Tonight's show is with Austin power trio Ume. One note: the Cosmonauts on this show are NOT the California psych band signed to Burger.

Frankie Cosmos, Infinity Shred, Chumped, Chappo, Field Mouse, Dead Stars, Shark?, Marvin Berry and The New Sound, Gunfight, Michael Jordyn and Greg, The Teen Age, Happy Lives, ONWE, Big Neck Police, Huge Pupils, Retail, Scherzo, Cal Fish @ Radio Bushwick (Gigawatts Festival)
The four-day Gigawatts Festival started yesterday but kicks into high gear tonight with a huge line-up of bands. We like Field Mouse, Dead Stars, Frankie Cosmos, The Teen Age and Shark? in particular.

OOIOO, Lichens, Ryan Sawyer @ Rough Trade
Led by Yoshimi of Boredoms, OOIOO have been around since the '90s, making highly-rhythmic, experimental music with each new album rarely sounding like its predecessor. The band released Gamel last year in Japan (their first since 2009) which is based around the ancient instrument, the gamelan, and is said to be the most representative of the band's live sound.

I Am The Avalanche, Somos, Rust Belt Lights @ Saint Vitus
I Am The Avalanche headline this sold out show, and if you dig them, we recommend getting there early for Somos too. Their punk/indie mix should fit the bill well.

Calvin Love, Las Rosas @ South Street Seaport
The Seaport Music Festival today brings Edmonton's synthy/twangy Calvin Love for an early evening show. If you've never caught Brooklyn's garagey Las Rosas, here's a good chance to do so (they're worth seeing). FREE, music starts at 7 PM.

Flume, Sweater Beats, Goldlink @ Terminal 5
Australian producer Flume saw a HUGE bump in his career recently, partially thanks to a Lorde remix. Tonight's his third of three sold out Terminal 5 shows this week, and it's worth showing up on time for rapper Godlink.

Gogol Bordello, Man Man @ The Space at Westbury
The always-wild gypsy punks Gogol Bordello don't hit NYC on their current tour, but they'll be nearby for three area shows, this being the first. The eccentric Man Man will be a good fit too.

Matthew Dear, Trus'me, Ryan Elliot, Will Calcutt, Jakub Alexander @ Verboten
Matthew Dear is a maker of both heady electronic music and poppier stuff too. Given the lineup and location, we have a feeling he'll be focusing on the former tonight.

Netherlands, D'nt, Max Low & the Electric Lights, Flesh @ Grand Victory
Timo Ellis fronts this excellent synth-fueled heavy punk band. Embrace your squelchy side at their show tonight.

Mortals, Godmaker, Mammal @ The Acheron
Sludgy chuggers Mortals recently dropped their sophomore LP on their new label home of Relapse and it's a good one. They celebrate the record in their hometown 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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July 17, 2014

Ex Hex @ BVSXSW 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
Ex Hex

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

Ex Hex @ MoMA
Having spent time in Autoclave, Helium and, most recently, Wild Flag, Mary Timony has an impeccable indie rock CV. But her new project, Ex Hex, goes straight for the groin with '70s-style glammy power pop. Tonight's show is part of the MoMA Nights series and is free with museum entry.

Jon Hopkins, JDH & Dave P @ Le Poisson Rouge
Having helped create textural work with Imogen Heap, Brian Eno (and Coldplay), Jon Hopkins delved into dance music for the first time on 2013's Immunity, a concept album exploring, instrumentally, an epic night out. While it may not feature any Disclosure-style dancefloor bangers, Immunity is an absolute stunner, a record that needs to be heard as a whole, and one whose synthesizers throb like a beating heart.

Circa Survive, UME, New God @ Bowery Ballroom
This is a small show for Circa Survive and naturally sold out, but if you're going we recommend getting there early for Austin's hair-swinging, guitar-shredding Ume. You can also catch them at the smaller NYC venue Pianos, tomorrow.

Kestrels, Adult Dude, Wild White, Feral Future @ Cake Shop
Canadian shoegazers Kestrels and NYC '90s-style rockers Adult Dude bring plenty of loud guitars to Cake Shop tonight.

Oneida, Dysrhythmia, Beech Creeps @ Glasslands
Brooklyn stalwarts Oneida are always worth seeing, and tonight is with long-running Philly experimetal band Dysrhythmia.

Mobb Deep @ Queensbridge Park (FREE)
Mobb Deep have been super active this year, celebrating their classic LP The Infamous, releasing their first new music in a while, and playing a good amount of shows. Tonight's is free.

Weatherbox, Dikembe, Deep Pockets @ Saint Vitus
Weatherbox's new LP (their first in five years), Flies In All Directions, is an excellent and highly diverse rock record that includes bare-bones acoustic parts, high-energy punk-ish rock, eccentric indie pop, and more. Tonight their tour with emo rockers Dikembe hits Saint Vitus.

Flume, Goldlink, Noah Breakfast @ Terminal 5
Australian producer Flume saw a HUGE bump in his career recently, partially thanks to a Lorde remix. Tonight's his second of three sold out Terminal 5 shows this week, and it's worth showing up on time for rapper Godlink.

Cities Aviv, Sick Feeling, Georgia @ Trans-Pecos
Trans-Pecos hosts this show headlined by NYC rap weirdo Cities Aviv.

Queen w/ Adam Lambert @ Madison Square Garden
While many may scoff at this being called "Queen" in any way shape or form, there is no denying that Brian May and Roger Taylor will play songs by their old band with American Idol season 8 runner-up Adam Lambert subbing for the irreplaceable Freddie Mercury.

End of Love, The Tall Pines, Margo Valiante, Chris Lind @ The Bowery Electric
Americana powerpop band End of Love existed in the early '00s in NYC. Original members Jay Deegan, Jennifer Groves, and Irwin Menken reformed the band with a couple additions you may recognize: Wilco's Nels Cline on guitar and Big Star's Jody Stephens on drums. That line-up makes their live debut tonight.

Gigawatts Fest ft. Vensaire, Boytoy, Sunflower Bean, Truthers, Bluffing, Piers @ Radio Bushwick
The four-day Gigawatts Festival begins tonight with a solid lineup of mostly local bands.

Grum, Cut Snake @ Output
Output's weekly INPUT party always brings forward-thinking dance music to the Brooklyn venue. This week it's Scottish producer Grum.

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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July 16, 2014

De La Soul at Sasquatch 2014 (more by Chris & Rae Graham)
De La

Fight Amp at BV Northside in 2012 (more by Markus Shaffer)
Fight Amp

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

De La Soul, Dillon Cooper @ Irving Plaza
Legendary hip hop trio De La Soul are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year, which so far has included giving away their entire catalog for free download and putting out a new mixtape with J Dilla beats. (Not to mention they performed with Damon Albarn.) Tonight the celebration continues at Irving Plaza.

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Lake Street Dive, No BS! Brass Band @ Brookfield Place Plaza
It's night one of the two-day Lowdown Hudson Blues Fest. Free tickets for seating will be distributed two-per-person, starting at 3 PM on the Waterfront Plaza at Brookfield Place.

Primitive Weapons, Fight Amp, Kowloon Walled City, Roomrunner @ Saint Vitus
This is a pretty diverse bill but the bands do have one thing in common -- they all rock hard. Local representation comes from metal band Primitive Weapons, and they're joined by the AmRep-style noise rock of Fight Amp, the sludgy post-hardcore of Kowloon Walled City, and the catchy grungy Roomrunner.

Tobacco, The Stargazer Lilies, Zackey Force Funk @ Brooklyn Bowl
Black Moth Super Rainbow member Tobacco is on the road supporting his third album which is more of his wacky distorted synth work. His funk/rap collaborator Zackey Force Funk and tourmates The Stargazer Lilies open.

York Factory Complaint, Thought Broadcast @ Home Sweet Home
Prepare for an onslaught of noise at this joint release show from distorted/disgusted duo York Factory Complaint and industrial/ambient project Thought Broadcast.

Ratking, Princess Nokia @ MCarren Park
Summerscreen continues tonight with a screening of Zoolander at sundown and music at 6 from NYC alt-rap trio Ratking and Mykki Blanco collaborator Princess Nokia (aka Wavy Spice).

Slingshot Dakota, Living Room, Bethlehem Steel, Downies @ Muchmore's
Bethlehem, PA duo Slingshot Dakota make slightly emo male/female indie pop that's gained apt comparisons to Mates of State. LVL UP/Porches-related band Downies are worth catching too.

Flume, Sweater Beats, Nadus @ Terminal 5
Australian producer Flume saw a HUGE bump in his career recently, partially thanks to a Lorde remix. Tonight's his first of three sold out Terminal 5 shows this week.

Camera Obscura, Laura Cantrell @ MHOW
Scotland's ever-charming indiepop band Camera Obscura play their second of two NYC shows with Laura Cantrell tonight.

Queens of the Stone Age, Brody Dalle @ Capitol Theatre
QOTSA made a great comeback on last year's ...Like Clockwork, and they're continuing to support it. Tonight's show is with former Distillers singer (and Josh Homme's wife) Brody Dalle, who recently put out her first solo album.

Basement Jaxx (DJ Set) @ Verboten
Long-running UK dance duo Basement Jaxx will be back with Junto, their first album in five years, next month. Get a taste at this DJ gig tonight.

Warehouse, Laced, Bueno @ Baby's All Right
Warehouse make rackety post-punk that's a little reminiscent of Mannequin Men, as you can hear on their just-released debut LP. Tonight's their first of two NYC shows this week and it also includes Beach Fossils/Nude Beach side project Laced and local indie rockers Bueno.

The Early November, Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate), The Color and Sound @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Of the early '00s Drive-Thru scene, few bands lived up as well as The Early November, as we were reminded when they played their 2003 debut in full last year for its 10th anniversary. Tonight they're in acoustic mode, and husband/wife duo Empire! Empire! (who will soon release their first LP since 2009) make this a solid double bill.

The Donkeys, Marcellus Hall, Hanging Hills @ Knitting Factory
Long-running California indie rock band The Donkeys released Ride the Black Wave earlier this year which is another fine album in their slacker pop cannon.

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.

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July 15, 2014

Camera Obscura in Central Park in 2013 (more by PSquared)
Camera Obscura

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

Camera Obscura, Laura Cantrell @ Le Poisson Rouge
Scotland's ever-charming indiepop band Camera Obscura play their first of two NYC shows with Laura Cantrell tonight. MHOW tomorrow.

Eyehategod, Iron Reagan, Vektor, Strong Intentions @ The Acheron
The mighty sludge crew Eyehategod are already back for another (very welcome) round in NYC, and making this bill even better, crossover "supergroup" Iron Reagan open.

Touche Amore, Tigers Jaw, Dads @ Revolution
Touche Amore and Tigers Jaw (who currently share a drummer) may be stylistically different bands, but they both make highly passionate music that you can relatively consider punk rock, and this double bill is sure to be an excellent one.

SZA, Cakes Da Killa, Denitia and Sene, Princess Nokia, H09909 @ Rough Trade
Tonight's AfroPunk-curated Red Bull Sound Select show features an eclectic lineup with the airy indie/R&B sounds of SZA and the wacked-out hip hop of Cakes Da Killa. Also on the bill is pop duo Denitia & Sene, Mykki Blanco collaborator Princess Nokia (aka Wavy Spice) and H09909 (who recently opened for Body Count).

White Suns, Alan Licht, Aki Onda, Lea Bertucci @ Silent Barn
Experimental metal band White Suns released the Totem LP earlier this year on The Flenser, the label which can always be trusted for forward-thinking dark music, and Totem is no exception.

Puss N Boots, Van Hayride @ The Bell House
The country trio of Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper have been playing live since 2008 but just now released their debut album. No Fools, No Fun. Tonight's the record release show.

Nick Turner, Todd Barry, Brooks Wheelan, Jason Saenz, Nick Vatterott, Steve O'Brien, The Undone Sweaters @ Union Hall
Tonight's edition of Nick Turner & Acquaintances features Todd Barry, Brooks Wheelan, Jason Saenz, Nick Vatterott, Steve O'Brien, and The Undone Sweaters.

Seth Herzog's SWEET @ The Slipper Room
Seth Herzog's longrunning comedy show tonight features the Lucas Brothers, John Milhiser, Nate Craig and Dennie & Sharp.

Zach Deputy @ Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival
The Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival brings free music every Tuesday this summer from 5 to 7:30 PM in the parking lot behind City Winery.

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

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