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June 20, 2014

Little Dragon @ BVSXSW 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

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

Little Dragon, Lawrence Rothman @ Terminal 5
Little Dragon gave us more of the Swedish synth pop we know and love on this year's Nabuma Rubberband and tonight they kick off a sold-out 2-night run at NYC's Terminal 5. Theatrical LA musician Lawrence Rothman should get things off to an interesting start.

YJY, Tribal Days, The Big Easy, Ports of Spain, Malatese, Surfing, Gingerlys, Sharkmufin, Kissing Is A Crime, Beiju, The Veda Rays, Eastern Hollows, Water, Life Size Maps, Honduras @ 94 Evergreen (Slackfest)
The Slackgaze 'zine is throwing this three-day festival in Bushwick featuring 45 bands. Music starts at 3 PM.

Laura Stevenson, Not Blood, Paint, Tow3rs, Fascinator @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Laura Stevenson (playing full band tonight) last released Wheel in 2013, more of the punkish indie rock we've come to expect from her and her Don Giovanni labelmates.

Jail Weddings, Earl Boykins @ Cake Shop
One of the biggest rock bands in Los Angeles (literally, there's nine of them), Jail Weddings make grandiose psych-rock in the tradition of Lee Hazlewood or Scott Walker. It will be interesting seeing them crammed into Cake Shop's tiny stage.

Sleeping Bag, Rozwell Kid, Shark?, Parlor Walls @ Death by Audio
Bloomington, IN invades Brooklyn tonight as indie rock bands Sleeping Bag and Rozwell Kid hit DbA, and their hooky pop is well matched with locals Parlor Walls and Shark?

Dave Chappelle @ Radio City Music Hall
Comedian Dave Chappelle is back in a big way, doing a whopping nine 10 nights at Radio City Music Hall. This is the third.

Ought, The Yum Dee Days, Savants, Tiger Dare @ Rough Trade
Canadian band Ought are surfing on a fair amount of buzz - and Talking Heads comparisons. See what the fuss is all about tonight.

Breakdown, White Widows Pact, Manipulate, Heavy Chains @ Saint Vitus
NYHC vets Breakdown are still kicking. Their demo-era lineup played 2013's Black N Blue Bowl and now the band are set for another hometown show at Saint Vitus.

All Eyes West, Broadcaster, Easy Creatures @ The Acheron
Chicago's All Eyes West are a newer band but love the '90s (they've played hometown shows with Knapsack and Braid, and were produced by Jawbox's J Robbins). They were in town last night for a show with Pilot to Gunner, and tonight they headline their own show at the Acherno.

Kaiser Chiefs, Streets of Laredo @ Webster Hall
Ten years since "I Predict a Riot" and "Oh My God" catapulted them the stardom, the Kaiser Chiefs soldier on.

John Doe @ The Bell House
The frontman for X does a solo show tonight at The Bell House, supporting his new best-of collection. He'll be back with X in August.

Hot Tuna, Leon Russell, Jorma Kaukonen @ Westbury
Unlike the main members' other band, Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna have continued consistently for decades since their start as a band, and like fellow jam pioneers Phil Lesh or Allman Brothers, they've still got it.

'The Past is a Grotesque Animal' (of Montreal movie) @ IFC Center
Jason Miller's of Montreal documentary, The Past is a Grotesque Animal, is a very up-close, very personal look at the band and main man Kevin Barnes in particular.

Biblical, VBA @ Mercury Lounge
Toronto's Biblical make throwback psychedelic rock and proto-metal, and though there's no lack of this kinda thing, they're one of the bands doing it exceptionally well.

Statiqbloom, VoidVision, Phemale @ Coco 66
Statiqbloom is Fade Kainer of metal band Batillus' project that gives him a chance to make dancier music in the industrial/EBM realm.

Ivy, Tapehead, Chest Pain, Krallion @ Lulu's
NYC's Ivy make driving, attitude-filled punk as you can hear on their recent single for Katorga works, "Arch-Foe," which is streaming below. They're joined tonight by Rochester's Tapehead, Austin's Chest Pain and NYC's Krallion.

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June 19, 2014

Devo @ Punk Rock Bowing 2013 (more by Keith Marlowe)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Devo @ Best Buy Theater
One of the most influential artists of the post-punk/new wave era (well beyond "Whip It"). Though we lost Bob Casale earlier this year, original members Gerald Casale, Mark Mothersbaugh, and Bob Mothersbaugh are still with them.

Young and Sick, Bent Denim @ Bowery Ballroom
Young and Sick have been getting some buzz this year for their take on the indie-R&B phenomenon (their style is probably closest to Rhye). Bent Denim, who have a bit of Youth Lagoon thing going on, open.

Thug Entrancer, Prism House, Octo Octa (DJ Set) @ Cameo Gallery
Thug Entrancer put out a record on Software earlier this year, and like a lot of thing son that label, it's minimal, ambient stuff. But he can get dancey too.

Netherlands, White Hills, Insect Ark @ Death by Audio
Good bill at DbA tonight with noisemakers Netherlands, heavy rock rockers White Hills, and former Angels of Light member Dana Schecther's Insect Ark project.

Maria Minerva, HIGHLIFE, Mind Dynamics @ Baby's All Right
Since moving to NYC, lo-fi pop singer Maria Minerva has become a regular on the scene, and is always worth catching, especially if you haven't done so yet.

King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, Bad Girlfriend @ Baby's All Right
Stick around Baby's after Maria for Aussie outfit King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard make psych-rock not unlike Black Angels or the BJM. This is their many shows as part of their June "Brooklyn Summer Fun Residency."

Painted Palms, Saint Pepsi, Candide @ Glasslands
San Francisco pop duo Painted Palms released their debut album, Forever, earlier this year which mixes Beatlesque melodies and dancefloor proclivities. They headline this night of dancepop.

STRFKR, Poolside, Chrome Sparks @ House of Vans
Speaking of dancepop, tonight's free House of Vans show is headlined by Portland's STRFKR make the kind of music some folks with MGMT still did.

Dead Kennedys, Reagan Youth @ Irving Plaza
Neither of these bands are currently with the lead singers that made them influential, but at least it's a good double bill to hear a ton of classic punk and hardcore in one night.

Asgeir, James Bay @ Mercury Lounge
Looking to stay cool in this heat? How about a trip to Iceland? Ok, how about an Icelandic band in an air-conditioned club? Asgeir have a similar vibe to Sigur Ros or Mew (in perhaps a slicker package).

Arkells, COIN @ Mercury Lounge
Canadian ban Arkells play the kind of heartland rock that was a radio staple in the '80s. They do it pretty well too.

Star Slinger, Tony Quattro, Poolside (DJ Set) @ Output
UK dance producer Star Slinger brings his mix of hip hop and house back to NYC for this week's INPUT party at Output.

The National, MS MR @ Prospect Park Bandshell
The National have a very impressive run of killer indie rock records, and despite their often-somber sounds, they're far from a boring live band. Final night of their three-night Celebrate Brooklyn! run.

Dave Chappelle @ Radio City Music Hall
Comedian Dave Chappelle is back in a big way, doing a whopping nine nights at Radio City Music Hall. This is the second.

Robert Francis, Guy Blakeslee (of Entrance Band), Maxim Ludwig @ Rough Trade
The Entrance Band frontman Guy Blakeslee must have a little more time now that his bandmate Paz Lenchantin is often busy playing bass in the Pixies, because he just released his first solo album in ten years, Ophelia Slowly, via Everloving.

Pilot to Gunner, Bound and Buried, All Eyes West, Easy Creatures @ Saint Vitus
Early 2000s-era NYC post-hardcore band Pilot to Gunner have been back in action lately, and tonight's another hometown show for them at Saint Vitus. Chicago's All Eyes West are worth showing up for too.

Alexander Turnquist, Chris Tignor @ Trans Pecos
Surviving a couple potentially debilitating health scares, Turnquist is back, having just release his new album, Flying Fantasy, full gorgeous modern folk.

Dead Stars, Sharkmuffin, Slothrust, Overlake @ Union Pool
If you like '90s style indie and alt-rock, you're probably going to be into this entire lineup, headlined by the crunchy Dead Stars. Really the whole night should be pretty good.

Hot Tuna, Leon Russell @ Capitol Theatre
Unlike the main members' other band, Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna have continued consistently for decades since their start as a band, and like fellow jam pioneers Phil Lesh or Allman Brothers, they've still got it.

The Talk Show Series Presents w/ Bobby Tisdale, Eleanor Friedberger, Ahna Tessler @ Over the Eight
Bobby Tisdale hosts this talk-show style evening with Fiery Furnaces' Eleanor Friedberger (who's been guesting in the Late Night band on NBC), funny lady Ahna Tessler and some special TBA guests.

Teen Suicide, Crying, Us & Us Only, Dungeon Kids @ Shea Stadium
Teen Suicide, the old band of Sam Ray (Julia Brown, Ricky Eat Acid) are back from the grave (sorry) and currently on a tour with the Run For Cover-signed chiptune band Crying.

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

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June 18, 2014

GOAT @ MHOW 2013 (more by PSquared)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Goat, Holy Wave @ Webster Hall
Sweden's best psychedelic freakout, Italo-horror movie voodoo blood sacrifice soundtrack band bring their pagan disco to NYC. Fun!

Jungle, Beaty Heart @ Bowery Ballroom
Somewhat enigmatic dance duo Jungle turn out to be a traditional -- but good -- dancerock act live, filled out by a host of pro players. No denying "The Heat" is a killer single.

Nicole Atkins @ Madison Square Park
The kickoff to the Oval Lawn Series of free shows in Madison Square Park, Nicole Atkins will make for a nice early evening show.

Jean Grae, Corn Mo, Shellshag @ Matchless
While the music portion is over, Northside Festival is still going with its film portion. Tonight is a party for the Brooklyn Comedy Festival featuring live music in the back room with rapper Jean Grae, multi-hyphenate Corn Mo, and duo Shellshag. Free with RSVP.

Tigers Jaw, Pity Sex, Loose Planes @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Tigers Jaw's new record, Charmer, is unlike anything they've done before, far mopier and more Smiths (or at least Smiths via Brand New) than any of their other records. Joining them are their labelmates Pity Sex, who took a similar path from emo to something more traditionally indie rock.

Little Racer, Painted Zeros @ Pianos
Brooklyn band Little Racer have been at it for a while now, making very catchy, UK-inspired guitar pop. Tonight's the third show of their June residency at Pianos.

The National, Lord Huron @ Prospect Park Bandshell
The National have a very impressive run of killer indie rock records, and despite their often-somber sounds, they're far from a boring live band. Night two of their three-night Celebrate Brooklyn! run.

Dave Chappelle @ Radio City Music Hall
Comedian Dave Chappelle is back in a big way, doing a whopping nine nights at Radio City Music Hall. This is the first.

Vasudeva, The Ambulars, Country Drop, Life Eaters @ Shea Stadium
If you're headed to this show at Shea tonight, one band we especially recommend catching is The Ambulars, whose most recent record, 2012's Dreamers Asleep At The Wheel, came out on Salinas Records (Swearin', Radiator Hospital) and is an excellent example of the kind of pop punk-leaning indie rock that label is known for.

Dave Hill, Valley Lodge, David Cross, Juliana Hatfield, Michael Che, Jean Grae, Kate Berlant, Marcus Monroe @ The Bell House
Dave Hill's monthly series, "Meet Me in the Bathroom and Tell Me All Your Secrets," moves from Union Hall to the Bell House for this extra large edition with a cavalcade of big names. Hill promises "an incredible night of comedy, music and gunplay."

Reggie Watts @ Town Hall
The multitalented Reggie Watts finally plays an NYC venue as big as his hair.

Bambara, Himomitsdad, Advaeta @ Union Pool
A good trio of local acts headlined by the gothy, very very loud Bambara.

Big Terrific @ 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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June 17, 2014

The National at Sasquatch 2014 (more by Chris & Rae Graham)
National

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

The National, Phosphorescent @ Prospect Park Bandshell
The National have a very impressive run of killer indie rock records, and despite their often-somber sounds, they're far from a boring live band. Tonight they begin their three-night run at Prospect Park (this one and tomorrow's are sold out), and opening is indie folk crew Phosphorescent who make this a great double bill.

Sam Smith @ Apollo Theater
Sam Smith finally followed his big Disclosure collaboration "Latch" with his own album which is closer to Adele-style R&B/soul than Disclosure's dance pop.

Courtney Barnett, Benjamin Booker @ Bowery Ballroom
Australia's Courtney Barnett is a real charmer, spinning between-song stories as well as her clever, seemingly stream-of-concious lyrical style. She's no slouch on guitar either... and getting more popular by the second. Sold out

Cody Chesnutt @ City Winery
A charmer and more than a little eccentric R&B/soul singer plays City Winery tonight after his bigger Apollo Theatre show over the weekend. Hopefully we'll get some new songs -- it's been two years sinceLanding On A Hundred.

Meatbodies, Pampers, Las Rosas, White Rope @ Death by Audio
You maybe have seen Chad Ubovich play as part of Mikal Cronin's band last year, but he's got his own group, Meatbodies, too. You might not be suprised to learn Meatbodies make garagey psych rock that's not too dissimilar from Cronin or Ty Segall. They headline this show tonight, which is pretty killer all-around.

Kins, Ryley Walker, Salt Cathedral @ Glasslands
While very much a band, Australia/UK act Kins seem to draw inspiration from downtempo electronics for a expansive, atmospheric sound without ever dipping into anthemic "whoa oh" territory. It's also worth getting there on time for Ryley Walker, a highly talented acoustic guitarist who makes quality psych folk.

Everclear, Soul Asylum, Eve 6, Spacehog @ Irving Plaza
This year's edition of the Summerland tour is a cornucopia of Clinton-era MTV rock. So much for the afterglow, indeed.

Guy Blakeslee (of Entrance Band), Weyes Blood @ Mercury Lounge
Guy Blakeless of the Entrance Band just put out his first solo album in ten years, which among other things, highlights his great voice. Weyes Blood is another with a killer set of pipes, so be sure to show up for her too. Guy plays NYC again on Thursday at Rough Trade.

Polica, Reputante @ MHOW
Polica's mix of R&B, indie pop and a folkier sense of songwriting make for an eclectic mix that's always fun live thanks to Channy's dance moves and the double drummer attack.

The Antlers @ Rough Trade
The Antlers' new horn-filled album, Familiars, comes out today and it's more of the highly emotional, falsetto-tinged songwriting that's made up their previous records. They celebrate with this in-store which is free with purchase of a copy of the album.

Excel, Strife, Brain Slug, Manipulate @ Saint Vitus
Crossover thrash vets Excel just reissued their 1987 debut album, Split Image, and now the band who reunited in 2012 will continue to play shows. They'll be joined by the more hardcore-aligned Strife.

Ringo Starr & His All Star Band @ Beacon Theatre
Ringo Starr may not have the same epic stage show as the other surviving Beatle (he also hasn't written as many hits), but he'll still deliver plenty of the songs he sang lead for in that band. This is his first of two Beacon Theater shows this week, and he'll also be in NJ after.

Trash Talk, Cities Aviv, Left Brain @ Palisades (906 Broadway)
Anyone who's seen Trash Talk knows their sets are totally out of control, and that will likely be the case at this free Bushwick show which you had to RSVP for, but is still first come, first served. Bring earplugs, and maybe a helmet.

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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June 16, 2014

Polica at Radio City in 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Polica

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

Polica, Lolawolf @ Bowery Ballroom
Polica's mix of R&B, indie pop and a folkier sense of songwriting make for an eclectic mix that's always fun live thanks to Channy's dance moves and the double drummer attack.

Dave Harrington (of Darkside), Valentin Stip (DJ set) @ Baby's All Right
When not playing in Darkside with Nicolas Jaar, Dave Harrington continues to make excellent music on his own. Tonight's his EP release and he'll be joined by a DJ set from Valentin Stip of Nico Jaar's label.

Liquor Store, White Mystery, Dirty Fences, Neighbors @ Cake Shop
It's a punk rock night with Chicago duo White Mystery bringing a dose of color (red) to an otherwise all-NYC bill.

Primitive Hearts, Pookie & The Poodlez, RIPS, Souvenir Stand @ Death by Audio
It's a double-dose of California wimp punk pop, with Oakland's Primitive Hearts and Pookie & the Poodlez. Check out their split 7" below.

Incan Abraham, Cultfever @ Mercury Lounge
LA's Incan Abraham sound like they've absorbed much of the popular indie pop of the last few years with their '80s synths, reverb and breezy rhythms.

Lust For Youth @ Rough Trade (7 PM free in-store)
Copenhagen's Lust For Youth make danceable synth pop with a melodramatic vocalist who has more in common with their post-punk neighbors Lower than other contemporary bands tagged "synth pop."

Haley Bonar, Lapland, Ocean Carolina @ Rough Trade
Bonar is a distinctive singer-songwriter, rarely sticking to singer-songwriter tropes, always opting for inventive instrumentation and arrangements as a showcase for her clear voice and songwriting chops. Her new album, Last War, is well worth checking out.

Ask Me Another w/ Doug Liman @ The Bell House
WNYC's popular puzzles and games show goes live in front of a studio audience tonight. This episode's guest: filmmaker Doug Liman who got his start directing Swingers but now makes big budget blockbusters like the just-released Edge of Tomorrow.

Night Train w/ Chris Gethard, Kate Berlant, Brooks Wheelan, Sheng Wang, AC Newman
It's a particularly good edition of Wyatt Cenac's night train tonight, with Chris Gethard, Kate Berlant, SNL castmember Brooks Wheelan...and New Pornographers' AC Newman. Only $8.

Phantogram, Lip Talk @ Terminal 5
Phantogram went from being ethereal pop to pure pop on their new album, Voices.

DakhaBrakha, Poor Rich Boy @ Brookfield Place (FREE)
Ukraine's DakhaBrakha combine the traditional music of their home country with more Western sounds. They just played Bonnaroo over the weekend and will play this free NYC show before returning home. Pakistan's Poor Rich Boy open.

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

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June 15, 2014

The War on Drugs @ Bowery Ballroom in March (more by PSquared)
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Odonis Odonis @ BKNB in February (more by Ebru Yildiz)
Odonis Odonis

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

The Northside Festival
The Northside Festival's four-day takeover of North Brooklyn wraps up today with basically every venue in Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick involved. There are lots of shows, including a lot of free day shows, but we've highlighted our picks here -- noted by the "(Northside)" in the event name.

The War on Drugs, Woods, Juliana Barwick @ 50 Kent (Northside)
Postponed from the torrential downpours of Friday, The War on Drugs' spacious Petty-isms should go down well in this outdoor environment, as will Woods. Also: while some Northside shows might fill their badge quota quickly, that probably won't be a problem here given the size of the venue.

Pity Sex, Nothing, Teen Suicide, Crying @ Asbury Lanes
All of these bands have (or just had) NYC shows this month, but other than the Crying/Teen Suicide show at Shea on Thursday, this is your only chance in the area to catch them all together, so it might be worth the trip to Jersey.

Guerilla Toss, Krill, Creepoid, Heliotropes, Baked, Flagland, Celestial Shore, Leapling, Mattress Financial, Bueno, Ovlov, Flesh Wounds, Bluffing, Washer @ Baby's All Right (free)
It's Exploding In Sound's official Northside showcase, and as always, they've stacked it with killer rock bands. This time there's the art punk of Guerilla Toss, the quirky indie rock of Krill, the shoegazey Creepoid, mathy Celestial Shore, garage rockin' Flesh Wounds, and so many more.

Eleanor Friedberger (The Fiery Furnaces), Alvvays @ Brooklyn Bowl (Northside Festival)
Eleanor Friedberger is always live and opening is Canadian band Alvvays whose sparkling indiepop is pretty charming as well.

Watain, Kosmodemonic, T.O.M.B. @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar (Northside Festival
Watain's black metal is the kind of thing that must be seen live, whether you're a fan or not. Opening is noise/black metal band T.O.M.B. and sludgy local band Kosmodemonic.

White Rabbits, Rathborne, Ski Lodge, Incan Abraham, Ludwig Persik, Cathy @ Cameo Gallery
Tonight's White Iris showcase is an intimate show for White Rabbits, who have previously sold out Bowery Ballroom as a headliner. Also of note is indie pop band Ski Lodge and summery LA band Incan Abraham.

Thee Oh Sees, White Mystery, Mr. Elevator and the Brain Hotel, Hector's Pets @ Death by Audio
Death by Audio is probably the spiritual home for Thee Oh Sees in NYC, having played there on almost every tour. It's much different version of the band this time -- John Dwyer being the only constant -- but it will still be a madhouse. Sold out, natch.

Swearin', Radiator Hospital, Flesh Wounds, Bent Shapes @ Glasslands (Northside Festival)
Swearin' and Radiator Hospital (who share drummer Jeff Bolt) are both makers of excellent indie rock that throws a bit of pop punk and bedroom folk into the mix too. The Merge-signed Flesh Wounds make the kind of garage rock that any fans of Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall will likely dig. And Boston's Bent Shapes make '90s-style indie pop which is a little harder around the edges than other bands in their realm.

CHVRCHES, The Range, Hunters @ McCarren Park (free)
CHVRCHES continue to get increasingly massive, so naturally RSVP for this free show filled up a long time ago.

Fasano, Courtship Ritual, Shamir , Fitness, Montreal Sex Machine @ Muchmore's (Northside Festival)
This is a showcase for GODMODE Records and while it unfortunately doesn't feature powerhouse duo Yvette, it does mark the live debut of 19-year old Las Vegas musician Shamir Bailey whose just-released Northtown EP is terrific DFA-style dancepop.

Dinowalrus, Penicillin Baby, Johnny Aries, Comfy @ Muchmore's (Northside Festival)
This is a free afternoon show presented by Frenchkiss Records. Dinowalrus just released their quite good new LP (they play an official Record Release Party tonight at Mercury Lounge), and we're curious about Johnny Aries who plays guitar in The Drums but also had a band Two Wounded Birds who were good too.

Dan Croll, I Am Oak @ MHOW (Northside Festival)
UK singer-songwriter Dan Croll released his debut album, Sweet Dissaray, back in March which found him moving away from the Fleet Foxes-y folk of early singles into dancier territory.

Aretha Franklin @ Radio City Music Hall (Blue Note Jazz Festival)
The Queen of Soul returns to Radio City for what will surely be another excellent hits-filled show. Her second of two nights this week.

The Barr Brothers, Swaai Boys @ Rough Trade (Northside Festival)
Montreal's Barr Brothers  aren't your average sullen folk-rock act, with clever arrangements and inventive instrumentation. In addition to a full-time harpist, Andrew Barr plays a "threaded" acoustic guitar which allows for a bowed-like sound -- as well as homemade guitars and banjos.

Andrew Jackson Jihad @ Rough Trade (2 PM free in-store)
Andrew Jackson Jihad make a quality mix of folk punk and anti-folk, as witnessed on their newest album, Christmas Island. This is a free in-store starting at 2 PM.

My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult @ Santos Party House
S&M industrial dance act MLWTTKK, who scored a minor hit in the '90s with "Sex on Wheels," always had over-the-top live shows your mom would disapprove of. We're curious what they're up to now (a new album, Spooky Tricks, came out in the spring).

Shilpa Ray, Starlight Girls, Juniper Rising, Spirit Plate, Everything Forever @ Shea Stadium (Northside Festival)
Shilpa Ray is Queen of Northside, having played a half dozen or so shows this week. Here's your last chance to catch her harmonium-fueled attack.

Half Waif, Celestial Shore, Life Size Maps, Empty Chairs, Late Cambrian, Stargazy, Pre War, Steel Phantoms, Shark? @ Silent Barn (Northside Festival)
Lots of cool local music on The Deli's showcase today including the arty synth pop of Half Waif, the mathy indie pop of Celestial Shore, the synth rock of Life Size Maps, the garage rock of Shark? and more.

Friend Roulette, Sunflower Bean, ARMS, The Mystery Lights @ Spike Hill (Northside Festival)
Another free day show with a host of good local bands, including ARMS (Todd Goldstein who used to be in Harlem Shakes), the poppy Friend Roulette, and psych-pop newcomers Sunflower Bean who we've been meaning to catch. Maybe today's the day.

Mat Kerekes (of Citizen), Chris Kerekes, Somos @ The Studio at Webster Hall
We're most excited about Boston's Somos who open the show and deliver a killer mix of punk and indie rock. But if you're going, seeing Citizen singer Mat Kerekes and his brother Chris play shouldn't be too shabby either.

Team Spirit, Honduras, Dances, Dead Sexy Sheila @ Union Pool (Northside Festival)
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Fuck Buttons, Lichens, Odonis Odonis @ Warsaw (Northside Festival)
UK duo Fuck Buttons -- who are still noisy but have allowed some traditional pop structure on their new album -- will be debuting their new AV show on this tour, including this Northside show. Check out a video of their AV setup below. If you're going, do get there early to check out Toronto's Odonis Odonis who make superior goth/industrial rock.

Pillar Point @ Mercury Lounge
Pillar Point (aka onetime Throw Me the Statue singer Scott Reitherman) released his debut album earlier this year via Polyvinyl, full of indie dance pop.

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 laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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June 14, 2014

Courtney Barnett at Coachella 2014 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
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Nothing

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

The Northside Festival
The Northside Festival's four-day takeover of North Brooklyn is in full swing today with basically every venue in Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick involved. There are lots of shows but we've highlighted our picks here -- noted by the "(Northside)" in the event name.

Andrew Jackson Jihad, Cheap Girls, Dogbreth @ LPR
Andrew Jackson Jihad make a quality mix of folk punk and anti-folk, while Cheap Girls are more akin to '90s alternative bands like the Smoking Popes or a punkier Gin Blossoms. Indie punks Dogbreth are worth showing up early for too.

Beirut, RatKing, Malang Jobarteh @ 50 Kent
It's been a few years since Beirut put out a new album, but a live show from the balkan-inspired indie band is always welcome, new music or not. Opening the show is local rap group Ratking and kora player Malang Jobarteh.

Cody ChesnuTT @ Apollo Theater
A charmer and more than a little eccentric R&B/soul singer plays one of NYC's most famous venues tonight. Hopefully we'll get some new songs -- it's been two years since Landing On A Hundred.

Lust For Youth, Pharmakon, Container, Croation Amor, Uniform @ Baby's All Right (Northside Festival)
Good late night (10 PM) bill with moody Copenhagen synth popsters Lust For Youth, NYC noise artist Pharmakon, electronic noisemaker Container, Loke Rahbek of LfY's ambient project Croatian Amor, and The Men/Drunkdriver-related duo Uniform.

Sharon Van Etten, Jana Hunter @ Bowery Ballroom
We still remember when Sharon played the upstairs at Pianos as part of one of our CMJ day parties, so we couldn't be more pleased that her career has really taken off. This is her last of three sold-out NYC shows this week.

Baths, American Royalty, Beacon @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar (Northside Festival)
Baths took an unexpected turn towards emotional songwriting on last year's Obsidian LP and this year's Ocean Death EP, while still keeping his electronic pop style intact.

Chumped, Benny The Jet Rodriguez, Adult Dude @ Cake Shop
Chumped and Adult Dude bring quality local punk to Cake Shop tonight to accompany LA's likeminded Benny The Jet Rodriguez who play their second NYC show of the weekend tonight.

CFCF, Aquarian, Gobby, Kuhrye-oo, Feral, Ian Isiah @ Cameo Gallery (Northside)
NYC's label UNO is known for great, forward thinking electronic music. Tonight they celebrate their UNOversary yet again with a great lineup all around, headlined by Montreal's CFCF.

Incan Abraham, Little Sur, Crush Distance @ Glasslands (Northside Festival)
Fans of "whoa-oh-oh" filled, anthemic indie rock should probably head here tonight for LA's Incan Abraham who's catchy songs are filled with those high-drama moments.

Mas Ysa, Torn Hawk, MTT @ Knitting Factory (Northside Festival)
NYC indie pop guy Mas Ysa teams up with buzzy nostalgic producer Torn Hawk at Knitting Factory tonight.

Clouder, Miniboone, Old Monk, Haybaby, The Meaning of Life, The Planes,traumahelikopter, The Party Faithful, Loose Buttons, Two Seconds to Midnight @ Matchless
There are bands all day at Greenpoint's Matchless. The day portion is free; the not-free (unless you have a badge) evening portion is a little meatier with sets from mathy, Pavement-y band Old Munt, and quality locals Haybaby and Miniboone.

Thee Oh Sees, The Blind Shake, King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard @ McCarren Park (Northside Festival)
Though it's a completely different line-up than we've seen before, John Dwyer doesn't half-ass things and we'll take any chance to see Thee Oh Sees we can. Plus it's free, really hard to complain about that. Also! The opening bands are really good too: Australia's King Gizzard, and Minneapolis animal-beat punks The Blind Shake. This will be fun.

Courtney Barnett, Benjamin Booker @ MHOW
Australia's Courtney Barnett is a real charmer, spinning between-song stories as well as her clever, seemingly stream-of-concious lyrical style. She's no slouch on guitar either... and getting more popular by the second. Sold out, but some Northside badges will be taken (no wristbands though).

Ozomatli (Ozokidz) @ Prospect Park Bandshell & Rough Trade
Los Angeles latin/rock/hip-hop fusion ensemble Ozmatli play a family-friendly Ozokids show as part of Celebrate Brooklyn! in the afternoon before their Rough Trade show with Raya Brass Band at Rough Trade tonight.

Aretha Franklin @ Radio City Music Hall (Blue Note Jazz Festival)
The Queen of Soul returns to Radio City for what will surely be another excellent hits-filled show. Her first of two nights this week.

Marissa Nadler, Pharmakon, Youth Code, Pyrrhon, Couch Slut @ Saint Vitus (Northside Festival)
Great and very diverse bill all around with the haunting dream folk of Marissa Nadler, the noise of Pharmakon, the EBM/industrial of Youth Code, the freakish tech-death metal of Pyrrhon, and sludgy local band Couch Slut.

AKUA, Starchild, Lydia Ainsworth, Solar Year @ Shea Stadium (Northside Festival)
MTL duo Solar Year offer an ethereal brand of electronic music is icy, with vocals that work like an instrument more than something where lyrics are important. With eerie projections, they're more interesting live than your average laptop act.

Grrrl Fest w/ Potty Mouth, Shellshag, Palehound, Fleabite & more @ Silent Barn
Grrrl Fest is a "benefit celebrating young women in the arts" with crafts, music, dancing, book sale, art sale, zine sale, t-shirt making, African beading, button making, zine workshop, glitter tattoos, hair braiding, tarot card reading, spoken word and much more. Some great bands lined up for this too including punky indie rockers Potty Mouth, local DIY regulars Shellshag, local newcomers Palehound, and a lot more.

Boytoy, Little Racer, The Teen Age, Bluffing, Weekender @ Grand Victory (Northside Festival)
Some really good Brooklyn pop on this Northside bill: Boytoy make spunky '90s-style poppy indie rock, as do Little Racer and The Teen Age too.

Nothing, Superheaven, UnWed @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Nothing are the shoegaze band you can mosh to, and for good reason -- their shows are high energy and unpredictable.

Summer Thunder w/ Joe Bataan, 178 Improvisation Product @ Union Pool
NYC latin soul legend Joe Bataan recorded one of the first rap records to chart ("Rap-O, Clap-O," watch the video below), had disco hits as well and has dabbled in just about every genre imaginable. Today he headlines this afternoon's free Summer Thunder show at Union Pool.

Teen Girl Scientist Monthly, traumahelikopter, Your Friend, Neighbors, Piers @ Space Ninety 8 Stage
Missed Eagulls when they opened for Titus the other night? Catch them for free as part of this outdoor stage lineup on Bedford Ave. this afternoon. Eagulls are on at 3:30 PM.

Ski Lodge, Literature, Lushes, My Teenage Stride, Chalk and Numbers @ Union Pool (Northside Festival)
For a jangly Saturday NOrthside option, Union Pool is hosting a solid lineup of indie pop, headlined by Ski Lodge who are currently working on their second album. Also on the bill are Philadelphia's Literature, whose excited brand of jangle has them bouncing off the walls, plus NYC indiepop vest My Teenage Stride, the vintage '60s pop sounds of Chalk & Numbers, and more.

Dead Milkmen, Rasputina @ Warsaw
Philadelphia wiseass legends The Dead Milkmen are still a lot of fun 30 years into their career. Just try not singing along to "Punk Rock Girl."

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

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June 13, 2014

Operators
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Little Big League in May (more by Mimi Hong)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

The Northside Festival
The Northside Festival's four-day takeover of North Brooklyn is in full swing tonight with basically every venue in Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick involved. There are lots of shows but we've highlighted our picks here -- noted by the "(Northside)" in the event name.

Operators (Dan Boeckner of Wolf Parade), Little Big League, Motion Studies @ Baby's All Right (BrooklynVegan Northside Showcase)
There's plenty of amazing shows tonight, though of course we hope you come to our showcase, which features the NYC debut of Operators, the new band of Wolf Parade/Handsome Furs/Divine Fits member Dan Boeckner. From the sound of the song they released, it's seeming most similar to H Furs' stuff. Opening are Philly indie rockers Little Big League and Brooklyn's funky Motion Studies, who are on Nick Sylvester's (of Mr. Dream) GODMODE label, and he drums in the band too.

Blondes, Young Male, Max McFerren, Physical Therapy @ Baby's All Right
After our show you can stick around Baby's and dance to these quality DJs.

The War on Drugs, Woods, Julianna Barwick @ 50 Kent
This show is at the rechristened 50 Kent, aka the giant outdoor space that used to be Williamsburg Park.  It should be a good one too, with The War on Drugs' spacious Petty-isms perfect for the outdoor environment, as will Woods. Also: while some Northside shows might fill their badge quota quickly, that probably won't be a problem here given the size of the venue.

Sharon Van Etten, Amen Dunes @ Bowery Ballroom
We still remember when Sharon played the upstairs at Pianos as part of one of our CMJ day parties, so we couldn't be more pleased that her career has really taken off. This is her second of three sold-out NYC shows this week.

Animal Collective (DJ Set) @ Brooklyn Bowl (Northside Festival)
Animal Collective members Panda Bear and Avey Tare have been focusing on their own projects lately, but tonight the band (or maybe select members of the band) will be in NYC to DJ.

Nick Waterhouse, The Vandelles, Jonathan Toubin (DJ Set) @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar (Northside Festival)
If vintage soul is your idea of a good time, this should fit the bill: Nick Waterhouse really knows how this stuff is supposed to sound, and is a terrific songwriter to boot. That goes triple for Toubin, whose taste is beyond impeccable. The Vandelles are fun too! Unlike almost all Night Bazaar shows, this one is not free, but you can get in with your Northside Badge.

+/- {Plus Minus}, Flower (reunion show), John Lindaman, Trummors, Vomit Fist @ Cake Shop
Before Versus, brothers Richard and Ed Baluyut were in NYC band Flower who put out two albums and an EP's worth of moody indie rock during the second half of the 1980s. They reunite tonight to benefit the New York Tsurphu Goshir Dharma Center, . Also on the bill: +/- Plus/Minus (featuring a third Baluyut brother, James), James Lindaman (of True Love Always), Trummors (Dave Lerner who used to be in Ted Leo + Pharmacists), andVomit Fist.

Nite Jewel, Ejecta, Brothertiger, Psychic Twin, The Great Void @ Cameo Gallery (Northside Festival)
Ejecta is the duo of Neon Indian's Leanne Macomber and Ford & Lopatin's Joel Ford that centers around Leanne's (almost) always "completely naked" character. They also make pretty good synth pop. Headlining this showcase is eccentric performer Nite Jewel whose music is a hazy take on late '80s R&B pop.

Shellshag, Benny The Jet Rodriguez, Shark Pact, Dogjaw @ Death by Audio
It's a good night for lo-fi/DIY punk at DbA with local regulars Shellshag, LA's Benny The Jet Rodriguez, Shark Pact, and Olympia's Dogjaw.

Ka @ Europa (Northside Festival)
Brooklyn rapper Ka got a good amount of buzz last year for his impressive album The Night's Gambit, and tonight he'll take that material to the stage in his hometown.

Omar Souleyman, Dutch E Germ, Prince Rama (DJ Set) @ Glasslands (Northside Festival)
Syrian pop singer Omar Souleyman puts on the kind of show that you just have to see for yourself, as many of you probably know already considering this is sold out. Former Gang Gang Dance member Dutch E Germ opens.

Perfect Pussy, Shilpa Ray, Roya @ Knitting Factory (Northside Festival)
One of two chances to see exciting live act Perfect Pussy during Northside, this showcase also features underrated performer Shilpa Ray and Roya which features members of Habibi and The Clean.

White Mystery, J.A.C.K., Whiskey Bitches, Vulture Shit @ Matchless (Northside Festival)
Guitar-drums garage rock duos are a dime a dozen, but White Mystery from Chicago stand out and not just because siblings Alex and Francis are flaming redheads. Alex has a soulful wail that she lets belt out at top register. They're also less blues-y than many of their brethren -- even without the singing nobody's gonna confuse them with The White Stripes, Thee Oh Sees, etc.

Psychic Twin, Sateen, Limited, Ziemba, Harvey Sid Fisher @ Muchmore's (Northside Festival)
occasional actor and cult singer Harvey Sid Fisher is probably best known for his album Astrology Songs in which he performs songs about the 12 signs of the Zodiac....the album came out on Gregg Turkington aka Neil Hamburger's Amarillo Records, which also makes Harvey labelmates with Anton LaVey.

Albert Hammond Jr, Drowners @ MHOW (Northside)
He just played Governors Ball last weekend with that band that he's in, and tonight Albert Hammond Jr plays his Strokes-y solo material for Northside crowds. Opening act Drowners probably own a Strokes album or two.

Marnie Stern, Tweens, Amanda X @ Rough Trade (Northside Festival)
This lineup is solid all around with Marnie Stern whose funny stage banter is matched by her guitar heroics, Cincinnati's punky, poppy Tweens and Philly's also punky Amanda X.

Perfect Pussy, Hop Along, Pleasure Leftists, Frankie Cosmos @ Saint Vitus (Northside Festival)
Excellent bill at Vitus with the fiercely intense noise punks Perfect Pussy, Philly indie rock faves Hop Along, Cleveland post-punks Pleasure Leftists, and twee pop/anti-folk singer/songwriter Frankie Cosmos.

Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Ski Mask, Whore Paint @ Shea Stadium
Ed Schrader's Music Beat just released their new album Party Jail via JEFF The Brotherhood's Infinity Cat label. As the title implies the record is a good time, 13 hyperactive tallboys of fuzzbass dancepunk, not a million miles away from Le Tigre or The B-52s. Tonight's the record release party (and it's not part of Northside).

Porches, Fat (Bad) History Month, Pile, Dust From A Thousand Years, New England Patriots @ Silent Barn
Exploding In Sound throw their unofficial Northside showcase tonight at Silent Barn. As we've come to expect from EIS, it's packed with loud rock bands who should appeal to anyone nostalgic for the '90s.

Crow Bait, Beach Slang, Chandeli'ers, Outta Gas @ Suburbia
Tonight's the NYC debut of Beach Slang, the new Philly trio fronted by James Snyder of '90s punk band Weston. All they've got out so far is a 4-song EP, but each track is a winner with the sugary distorted guitar hooks of early Goo Goo Dolls and The Replacements meeting the gruff vocals of Jawbreaker. Tons of quotable lines too. This show doubles as the release show for alt-country punks Crow Bait (mem. Iron Chic) who are celebrating their debut album, Sliding Through the Halls of Fate, out now on Don Giovanni.

Ava Luna, Nat Baldwin, Glass Ghost, Grooms @ Union Pool (Northside Festival)
This is the Western Vinyl showcase and is headlined by longrunning (and undervalued) Brooklyn Ban Ava Luna. We're fans of openers Grooms, too, who make Sonic Youth-style rock.

Beach Fossils, Craft Spells, Axxa, Abraxas, Juan Wauters (of The Beets), Donovan Blanc, Mike Sniper (DJ set) @ Warsaw (Northside Festival)
Captured Tracks takes over Warsaw tonight for Northside. Of special note: West Coast band Craft Spells whose new album Naseua is worth checking out, as is their hyperactive live show. Label domo Mike Sniper will be spinning songs in between bands.

Kelis, Son Little @ Webster Hall
Kelis has been one of the most underrated pop singers for years, and this year she actually "went indie," teaming up with producer Dave Sitek (of TV on the Radio) and releasing her new neo-soul-inspired album on Ninja Tune.

Bobby McFerrin & Questlove @ Town Hall (Blue Note Jazz Festival)
The Blue Note Jazz Festival continues tonight and the show at Town Hall is an interesting one. It pairs the jazz legend Bobby McFerrin (best known, unfortunately, as the guy who sang "Don't Worry, Be Happy") with Roots drummer/frequent DJ/D'Angelo collaborator/Twitter celebrity/whatever else Questlove for an evening of "musical dialogue" they'e calling "Mumbo Jumbo."

Tonight's Escort / French Horn Rebellion show at Watermark Bar has been moved to July 10 due to weather.

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

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June 12, 2014

Sharon Van Etten @ Great GoogaMooga 2013 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

The Northside Festival
The Northside Festival begins its four-day takeover of North Brooklyn tonight. Basically every venue in Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick is involved. There are lots of shows but we've highlighted our picks here -- noted by the "(Northside)" in the event name.

The Pizza Underground (Variety Show), Toby Goodshank @ LPR
Milking the last of their 15 minutes of fame (about the same length, coincidentally, as their set), this pizza-themed Velvet Underground tribute act offers up a variety show with comedy and music. It's also the record release show for Toby Goodshank.

Syd Arthur, Fort Lean, Kevin Morby @ Knitting Factory (Northside)
The Knitting Factory has been dubbed the Palladia & VH1 House for Northside which will probably mean little to the average concertgoer going to see tonight's lineup. (Just expect lots of in-your-face branding.) Fort Lean, who played BV's Northside showcase in 2012, may be testing out new material tonight. It's a great undercard too, with the baroque psychedelia of UK band Syd Arthur and Babies frontman Kevin Morby.

Hunters, King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, Juan Wauters (of The Beets), Walter TV, Homeshake, Big Ups, Jonathan Toubin @ Baby's All Right (Northside Festival)
Panache booking put together this solid line-up of garagey, party-friendly bands. While most of them are local -- Australia's King Gizzard seem to be living here now -- it's notable for Walter TV, aka Mac DeMarco's other band. Actually's it IS his band, just in another configuration, with Pierce McGarry on guitar and lead. You can also catch Mac proper, at House of Vans earlier that same night, which is also part of Northside.

Talib Kweli (live w/ 9-piece band), Res, NIKO IS @ Brooklyn Bowl
NYC rap veteran Talib Kweli plays his hometown a lot but any chance to see him is a good one. Tonight's shows at Brooklyn Bowl (like last night's) is with a 9-piece band, so this should be an especially interesting one.

TEEN, Saint Pepsi, Las Rosas, Herzog, Chandos, Dog Bite, Piers (FKA Gondola), "Valaraie" (secret guest) @ Cameo (Northside Festival)
Sometimes presenters of festival showcases give you a good idea of what to expect. This one is as hodgepodge as its many presenters -- Terrorbird Media, Carpark Records, Kanine Records & InSound -- but we are especially fond of Cleveland band Herzog who make smart, crazy-catchy '90s style indie rock.

Tweak Bird, Vaz, BBIGPIGG @ Death by Audio
The Melvins' pals Tweak Bird are only a duo but they still make a racket like a full band and are a ton of fun too. Locals Vaz make quality noise rock.

Pallbearer, Hull, Planning For Burial, Yellow Eyes, Vilkacis @ Europa (Northside Festival)
This show is one of the few metal options at Northside this year and it's a good one. Pallbearer more than do justice to traditional doom and they just announced a new album so hopefully we'll hear some of that tonight. The rest of the bill is good too with the sludgy Hull, the gloomy Planning For Burial, the black metal of Yellow Eyes, and M. Rekeviks' (of Fell Voices) solo project Vilkacis.

BADBADNOTGOOD, Ian Isiah, Jerry Paper, DJ Mursi Layne @ Glasslands (Northside Festival)
Toronto trio BADBADNOTGOOD first picked up buzz a couple years ago thanks to some quality jazz/instrumental hip hop covers of Odd Future, James Blake, My Bloody Valentine and Kanye West, and the strength of their originals has kept us interested.

Body Count, Madball @ Gramercy Theatre
In case you forgot, before Ice-T played a cop on Law and Order, he fronted the metal band that wrote 1992's "Cop Killer." That band returns to NYC tonight and making it a doubly nostalgic bill, NYHC vets Madball open.

Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, Mac DeMarco, Benjamin Booker @ House of Vans
This is a House of Vans show and part of the Northside Festival, so you can either get in from your RSVP or Northside Badge. Charles Bradley, who has spent time as a James Brown impersonator, is the soulful real deal with an arsenal of stage moves. Mac DeMarco (this is a strange bill!) is a talented songwriter who too often hides under his slacker partyboy persona.

People Under the Stairs, Mr. MFN eXquire, Fresh Daily, Thanksgiving Brown (DJ Set) @ Littlefield
The LA hip hop duo of Thes One and Double K hits NYC for their second of two shows this week at Littlefield tonight. Great local support comes from Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire.

Cheatahs, Writer @ Mercury Lounge
UK band Cheatahs' debut album is a nice balance of the loud, dreamy and melodic, and '90s touchstones seem to be Swervedriver and early Sloan. Good stuff.

Sharon Van Etten, Shilpa Ray @ MHOW (Northside Festival)
We still remember when Sharon played the upstairs at Pianos as part of one of our CMJ day parties, so we couldn't be more pleased that her career has really taken off. This is her first of three sold-out NYC shows this week.

Ewan Pearson, JDH & Dave P @ Output
Ewan Pearson's been putting out quality electronic music since the '90s, and more recently contributed to M83's 2008 album, Saturday's = Youth. He returns to NYC for tonight's FIXED party.

Flea, Laurie Anderson, David Murray, Patti Smith, Thurston Moore, Ravi Coltrane, Bill Laswell, and more! @ Prospect Park Bandshell
Tonight is a tribute to jazz icon Ornette Coleman. A host of big names -- Patti Smith, Thurston Moore and Flea to name three -- will play in a band led by Coleman's son, Denardo.

Moon Boots, Perseus, Plastic Plates @ Verboten
Moon Boots is one of the better contemporary producers reviving '90s-style pop-house at the moment. If you like Disclosure and haven't checked this guy out, you should fix that.

Titus Andronicus, Eagulls, D'NT, Low Fat Getting High @ Warsaw (Northside Festival)
NJ punks Titus Andronicus always put on consistently great live shows, and lately they've been pretty generous with new material from their still-in-the-works rock opera. Of course we'll hear the old favorites (and maybe a few covers) too. UK post-punks Eagulls are still a bit one-dimensional with their sound (they only have one album and one EP), but they do that sound well and make this a great double bill. It's worth showing up for the local openers too.

Ben Watt @ Joe's Pub
The Everything But the Girl guitarist released Hendra, his first solo album in 30 years, earlier this year and plays his first-ever NYC solo show tonight... with instrumental help from onetime Suede guitarist Bernard Butler. Sold out.

Jose James, Kris Bowers @ Highline Ballroom (Blue Note Jazz Festival)
Jose James makes the kind of neo-soul that's easy listening enough for Starbucks but has an edge too.

Bas, Bryant Dope @ SOBs
Two local rappers team up for this show, the Young One-signed Queens resident Bryant Dope and J. Cole collaborator Bas.

Homeboy Sandman, The Difference Machine, PUDGE, DJ Edan @ Santos Party House
Homeboy Sandman put out the White Sands EP earlier this year via Stones Throw with atypical (for hip hop) beats by UK producer Paul White that Homeboy has no problem sliding his rhymes between.

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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June 11, 2014

Parquet Courts at BV-SXSW 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Parquet Courts, Promartyr, Future Punx, Xerox @ Sugar Hill Supper Club
Parquet Courts put this killer show together happening at this Bed Stuy disco/eatery with Detroit's mighty Protomartyr, Brooklyn pals Future Punx and Xerox. Sold out.

Twin Shadow, Ethan Silverman @ Rough Trade
Twin Shadow has recently developed a taste for cheesy '80s power ballads, so bring your lighters tonight.

La Roux, Midnight Magic @ MHOW
Four years since her debut album, La Roux is finally back with a new record that, judging from the released tracks so far, is full of buoyant dance pop. "Uptight Downtown" could almost be a Bananarama song, making any cruel summer day a little cooler.

Grim Reaper @ Saint Vitus
Grim Reaper may have not gained the popularity of some of their other falsetto-streaked NWOBHM peers, but all three of their albums are rippers and they've deservedly earned some cult status. The band, led by vocalist Steve Grimmett (the solo original member), wrap up their 2-night run at Saint VItus tonight.

First Aid Kit, Willy Mason @ Webster Hall
Swedish duo FIrst Aid Kit make more haunting folk pop on their new major label debut, Stay Gold, which came out this week. Tonight's show is sold out.

Curtis Harding, Darlings, Homeshake @ Glasslands
Atlanta's Curtis Harding made a strong impression at SXSW where his "magnetism, pipes and chops were evident from note one." The guy's the real deal. Check out his debut album, Soul Power, which is out now on Burger. This is his first of two NYC shows.

William Basinski, Cascade @ Issue Project Room
The great experimental composer William Basinski has been making excellent material for over a decade, having most recently released 2013's Nocturnes. Tonight's show is sold out.

HITS, Little Racer, The Fluids, Strange Pains @ Pianos
Brooklyn band Little Racer have been at it for a while now, making very catchy, UK-inspired guitar pop. Tonight's the second show of their June residency at Pianos.

Ben Watt @ Joe's Pub
The Everything But the Girl guitarist released Hendra, his first solo album in 30 years, earlier this year and plays his first-ever solo NYC tonight... with instrumental help from onetime Suede guitarist Bernard Butler. Sold out.

Dawn Landes @ The Standard
Dawn Landes released her new album, Bluebird, backin February via Western Vinyl which was produced by her friend and frequent collaborator Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman). Perhaps he'll make an appearance tonight.

People Under the Stairs, Mr. MFN eXquire, CJ Fly, Thanksgiving Brown (DJ) @ LPR
THe LA hip hop duo of Thes One and Double K hits NYC for their first of two shows this week at LPR tonight. Great local support comes from Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire and Pro Era's CJ Fly.

Talib Kweli (live w/ 9-piece band), Res, NIKO IS @ Brooklyn Bowl
NYC rap veteran Talib Kweli plays his hometown a lot but any chance to see him is a good one. Tonight and tomorrow's shows at Brooklyn Bowl are with a 9-piece band, so these should be especially interesting ones.

Sisqo @ Betsy Head Park Summerstage (FREE)
Get your thongs and silver hair dye ready, Sisqo is playing a free Summerstage show in Betsy Head Park tonight.

Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band @ Theatre at Westbury
Ringo Starr may not have the same epic stage show as the other surviving Beatle (he also hasn't written as many hits), but he'll still deliver plenty of the songs he sang lead for in that band. This is his first of a few NYC-area shows, including two at Beacon Theatre next week.

How to Dress Well @ The Slipper Room
How to Dress Well continues to progress from a hazy R&B artist to a real-deal songwriter, and his new album is shaping up to be a very good example of that. It's not out until June 24 but tonight's the release show so we'll likely hear a good amount of it here.

Porches, Kevin Morby, Your Friend, Frankie Cosmos @ Baby's All Right
Good singer/songwriter-y lineup at Baby's tonight with "bummer pop" band Porches, Babies singer/Woods bassist Kevin Morby, the twee-leaning Frankie Cosmos and the Domino-signed project of Taryn Miller, Your Friend.

Sam Smith @ iHeartRadio Theatre
This free pre-release show will have the Disclosure collaborator playing material off his new album of mostly ballads, In The Lonely Hour. If you didn't get in through iHeartRadio's contest, you can still watch when it streams live on their site.

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

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

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