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June 26, 2015

Fucked Up in London in May (more by Rachel Juarez-Carr)
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Mission of Burma @ The Bell House, 2014 (more by PSquared)
Mission of Burma

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

Fucked Up, DOOMSQUAD @ The Wick
In addition to their full lengths, Fucked Up's ongoing 'Zodiac' single series ignores all boundaries of hardcore (for example, their new single has a 20+ minute song and elements of psychedelia). Their current tour is in support of that single series, and openers DOOMSQUAD are joining them on stage for some songs.

Great Lake Swimmers, Vandaveer @ Bowery Ballroom
Toronto's Great Lake Swimmers offered up another dose of their indie folk rock on this year's A Forest of Arms. They were in NYC early last month, and they return tonight.

The Adolescents, The Weirdos, All Torn Up, Electric Frankenstein @ Gramercy Theatre
This is a pairing of two West Coast punk greats, Adolescents and The Weirdos. The bands' lineups aren't exactly the same as back then, but they both have a couple constant members and this show should still be pretty wild.

Jessica Pratt, Ryley Walker @ Le Poisson Rouge
If you like late '60s / early '70s psychedelic folk, few 2015 albums capture that sound better than the ones by Jessica Pratt and Ryley Walker. Jessica has a hushed style, not unlike Vashti Bunyan or Sibylle Baier, while Ryley is jazzier and jammier, similar to The Pentangle.

Mykki Blanco (Dogfood MG), Psycho Egyptian, Violence, Amnesia Scanner @ Palisades
Mykki Blanco isn't rapping these days, but still finding ways to put on eccentric performances. Who knows what tonight's show will have in store.

Wolvserpent, Fell Voices, Anicon @ Saint Vitus
It's the first night of the three-night Stardust festival at Saint Vitus, which brings a handful of diverse and awesome metal bands together for the weekend.

Pride Week Rally w/ Ashanti @ Pier 26
Pride Week kicks into high gear with the annual Rally, this year featuring R&B star Ashanti.

'Paris is Burning' screening @ Prospect Park
To quote the event description: "BRIC's screening of the Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning documentary Paris Is Burning will feature an introduction by director Jennie Livingston and by Junior LaBeija and Dr. Sol Williams Pendavis, both of whom are featured in the film. Before the screening, fellow Paris Is Burning cast members Grandfather Hector Xtravaganza and Jose Disla Xtravaganza present The Houses United Ball: Celebrating Brooklyn, which will feature members of the Houses of LaBeija, Ninja, Mizrahi, Khan, Infinity, Milan, Princess and Xtravaganza. Vjuan Allure will DJ before and during the ball." Part of Pride Week.

Pansy Division, Youth Quake, Bottoms @ Bowery Electric
Openly-gay pop punk band Pansy Division put a handful of records out on the venerable Lookout! Records in the '90s, and they keep that sound alive today (their most recent record was 2009's That's So Gay on Alternative Tentacles).

Action Bronson @ The Paramount (Long Island)
Action Bronson keeps the sound of '90s hip hop alive and well, most recently on this year's Mr. Wonderful. Tonight, the Flushing, Queens rapper plays just outside of his hometown.

Gogol Bordello, Flogging Molly, Mariachi El Bronx @ Stone Pony Summerstage (NJ)
Three bands who mix ethnic folk music and punk rock -- the Celtic Flogging Molly, the Gypsy-inspired Gogol Bordello and The Bronx's mariachi alter-ago, Mariachi El Bronx -- are currently on tour together. They aren't playing NYC, but will be nearby tonight.

Hivesmasher, Tiger Flowers, Meek is Murder, White Widows Pact, Hammerfight @ Black Bear Bar
Massachusetts tech-y grind act Hivesmasher are saying this is their last NY show. They'll be joined by some quality local hardcore bands, including Tiger Flowers, Meek Is Murder and more.

Tiga, Dan Wender, Blacky II @ Le Bain
Long-running Montreal house producer Tiga hits NYC to keep the party going all night at Le Bain (10 PM - 4 AM). He returns later this summer for Warm Up.

DMX, Rakim, The LOX, Shabba Ranks, Mase, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Brand Nubian, Das Efx @ Radio City
Tonight Radio City hosts the "Masters of Ceremony" show which puts a number of hip hop legends on the same stage for one night.

The Soul Rebels #RebelJam ft. Rakim, Slick Rick, Styles P, Sheek Louch, Eric Krasno & surprise guests @ Blue Note
After the Robert Glasper shows, many of the performers at tonight's Radio City show are heading over to the Blue Note to join The Soul Rebels for a 12:30 AM jam sesh.

Del Close Marathon
The Upright Citizens Brigade's annual around-the-clock improv onslaught brings unscripted laughs to a multitude of venues this weekend. You can buy a $35 wristband at UCB Chelsea starting today at noon, and that gets you into every show (based on capacity).

FarmBorough Festival @ Randalls Island
Randall's Island gets its first-ever country music festival, and things kick off today with Dierks Bentley and more.

Destruction Unit @ Austin Psych Fest 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
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Destruction Unit, Vanity, Shredded Nerve, Live Drum Punishment @ Palisades
Thee Oh Sees frontman John Dwyer has said, "I believe Destruction Unit to be one of the most important underground bands in America," and if you've seen them live it's easy to see why. They balance punk and psychedelia to the point where you're not sure if you should zone out or flail your body around, and no one time seeing them is like the next.

Marc Maron, Mike Lawrence @ BAM
Having just made headlines interviewing President Obama, comedian, podcaster, TV star and enjoyable crank Marc Maron brings his current standup show to BAM with a warm-up set from Mike Lawrence. Sold out.

Diet Cig, Heathers, Gingerlys, Mercury Girls @ Cake Shop
Cake Shop liked the idea of the "Super Show" they did for their 10th anniversary, they're continuing them on a monthly basis, featuring bands they really love.

Starlight Girls, Def Girls, Fetzing, Melt @ Kings County Saloon
The shoegazy pop of Starlight Girls is the main attraction, but openers Melt make superior, '90s style indie rock (and have Cassie Ramone on bass).

Ty Segall, William Tyler @ Mercury Lounge
Ty plays his first of two sold-out solo acoustic shows tonight with this early show at Mercury Lounge...

Ty Segall, The Mystery Lights, Cory Hanson @ Rough Trade
...before wrapping things up at Rough Trade with Brooklyn psych band The Mystery Lights and WAND frontman Cory Hanson. If you didn't score tickets and are in the area, it might be worth swinging by to see if they have any last-minute tickets available.

Desaparecidos, Bandroidz @ Rough Trade
Before Ty: Conor Oberst put out his best album in ten years with the new Desaparecidos album. Unlike his recent folk and country affairs, this is a real-deal punk album, so it should be a blast to hear in a tightly-packed small venue like this one.

Ava Luna, Charly Bliss, Evvy @ New York Hall of Science
How often do you get to see a show at a science museum? Tonight's features the funky Ava Luna, and Charly Bliss' riffy pop. Also: free beer.

Horse Meat Disco, House of Stank, DJ Spun, Mystic Bill @ Output
This London-based four-man DJ collective are known for finding pearls in bins of forgotten disco 12", having released a series of acclaimed compilations. Their real expertise comes into play at their DJ gigs, though. Just trust their taste...and the beat.

Roger Sellers @ Elvis Guesthouse
Austin musician Roger Sellers makes intricately layered music, part aural soundscapes a la Tangerine Dream, part savvy pop.

Mission of Burma, Megafauna @ The Bell House
One of the most influential American indie/punk bands of the '80s (Signals, Calls, and Marches and Vs. are stone-cold classics), the band continue their mission (sorry) today with strident vigor. They're still great.

Jack Oblivian, The Sheiks, Gozer @ The Grand Victory
Garage punk legend Jack Oblivian hits town with fellow Memphis band The Sheiks for what should be a real good time.

Richard Thompson @ Town Hall
Modern folk icon and guitar great Richard Thompson just released his Jeff Tweedy-produced new album, Still, and celebrates tonight.

James Chance, Will Epstein, Parlor Walls, Eve Essex @ Trans-Pecos
No wave vet and general cool dude James Chance is one of Trans-Pecos' new curators, but tonight he headlines this Northern Spy curated show.

Robert Glasper @ Blue Note
As part of the Blue Note Jazz Festival, jazz/hip hop pianist Robert Glasper is doing four nights at the Blue Note (6/24-27) with 8:30 and 10 PM sets. His albums are loaded with guests like Common, Jill Scott, Brandy, Snoop Dogg, Lupe Fiasco, Norah Jones, Bilal and more.

I Love the '90s @ Le Poisson Rouge
While Screech is in prison,  Saved by the Bell's Mr Belding (aka actor Dennis Haskins) will be partying at this '90s nostalgia party.

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 25, 2015

Desaparecidos @ Webster Hall, 2013 (more by Tracy Alison)
Desaparecidos

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

Desaparecidos, The So So Glos @ Shea Stadium
Conor Oberst put out his best album in ten years with the new Desaparecidos album. Unlike his recent folk and country affairs, this is a real-deal punk album, so where better to celebrate than a DIY punk venue? Opening is The So So Glos, who appear on the new Desa album and also often call Shea home.

Samantha Urbani @ Baby's All Right
Onetime Friends frontperson Samantha Urbani is striking out on her own, having released a couple promising solo tracks recently. Tonight makes the debut of her new live band. It's a free show with RSVP.

Parlor Walls, Night Powers, Courtship Ritual, Decorum @ Cake Shop
It's a night of goth-tinged music at Cake Shop with the sultry Courtship Ritual, the double bass attack of Decorum and more.

Andrew Bird, Roger Sellers @ Le Poisson Rouge
Singer, songwriter, master whistler, expert loop-pedal user, Andrew Bird's style is one-of-a-kind and it's always a treat to see him work his magic live -- especially in a small venue like LPR.

Al B. Sure @ MetroTech Commons
New Jack Swing crooner Al B Sure plays this free noontime show today as part of the 2015 BAM R&B Fest.

Daniel Higgs' FOUNTAINSUN, Charlie Looker, Ezekiel Healy @ C&B Luncheonette
FOUNTAINSUN is Daniel Higgs (Lungfish) and Fumie Ishii and make folk that is sometimes lovely, sometimes droney and dissonant. Catch them tonight at this outtdoor show which happens at dusk (6:30 PM)  in the backyard of this Ridgewood diner. Should be a lovely evening

Lucinda Williams, Jason Walker @ Prospect Park Bandshell
Acclaimed roots singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams self-released last year's terrific double album, Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone,  which should sound pretty nice amongst the greenery of Prospect Park. This is a free Celebrate Brooklyn! show, 7:30 PM.

The Lox @ Crotona Park
The free hip hop shows in this year's SummerStage season continue tonight with veteran NYC group The LOX, who have been increasingly active lately, in the studio and live.

RJD2, Michna, Lamin Fofana @ Output
Long-running underground hip hop producer RJD2 keeps his shows old school, flipping vinyl and recording drum machine and keyboard loops live. And he can still move crowds as good as any number of younger DJs.

Royal Thunder, Wild Throne, The Golden Grass @ Saint Vitus
Two bands that fall between metal and just heavy rock join forces for this show. There's the '70s hard rock-leaning Royal Thunder, and the proggy post-hardcore of Wild Throne.

Warthog, Tenement, Big Zit, Ivy, Nancy @ Acheron
Tenement's new double album, Predatory Highlights (on Don Giovanni), is one of 2015's most celebrated underground punk albums. Tonight the band is in NYC with their tourmates Big Zit and three of the best local punk bands.

The Deslondes, Feral Foster, Twain @ Mercury Lounge
The Deslondes make the kind of country you may have heard in a Southern bar about 60 years ago. It's good stuff, and a refreshing change from the stuff you hear on the radio.

Robert Glasper Trio @ Blue Note Jazz Club
As part of the Blue Note Jazz Festival, jazz/hip hop pianist Robert Glasper is doing four nights at the Blue Note (6/24-27). His albums are loaded with guests like Common, Jill Scott, Brandy, Snoop Dogg, Lupe Fiasco, Norah Jones, Bilal and more.

David Crosby @ Town Hall
In addition to his time in the Byrds and Crosby Stills Nash & Young, David Crosby has had an intermittent and impressive solo career. His most recent album was last year's Croz, his first solo record in 21 years.

Girl Band, Guerilla Toss, Monograms
It would be nice to see Ireland's Girl Band in an all-ages DIY-venue where their frenzied, near-metal squawk might inspire riots, it's worth catching them in the slightly more staid confines of Rough Trade as well. New DFA signees and fellow rabble-rousers Guerilla Toss are also on the bill.

Ty Segall, Christian Peslak, Cory Hanson @ The Bell House
Ty Segall takes NYC with only his acoustic guitar, playing four sold-out shows this week. Will people still try to crowd surf? Tonight's should be good, with an opening set from WAND frontman Cory Hanson.

Marc Maron, Mike Lawrence @ The Capitol Threatre
Having just made headlines interviewing President Obama, comedian, podcaster, TV star and enjoyable crank Marc Maron brings his current standup show to The Cap.

PAT / Lady Miss Kier, Aaron Clark, Amber Valentine @ Union Pool
It's a special Pride edition of JD Samson's monthly party that focuses on "good vibes, good sound, video projection by local video artists and DJ's that aren't afraid to go deep." There are DJs in the front room and the back performance space, and it's free. Deee-Lite's Lady Miss Kier is among tonight's guest DJs.

Seoul @ SolarOne (Rooftop Films)
Montreal trio Seoul released their debut album, I Become a Shade, last week. If you haven't checked it out, it's lush synthpop that's sort of a modern update of the chilled-out, sophisti-pop sounds of '80s acts like The Dream Academy, China Crisis or Blue Nile. Tonight's a free Rooftop Films show, and they play before a screening of Frances Ha.

Sasheer Zamata, Jo Firestone, Amber Nelson, Anna Drezen, Awkwafina @ Union Hall
A host of funny folk will read trashy teen fiction to you at this event that also features musical guest Awkwafina.

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 24, 2015

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

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

Ty Segall, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Christian Peslak, @ Baby's All Right
Ty Segall takes NYC with only his acoustic guitar, playing four sold-out shows this week. Will people still try to crowd surf? Tonight's should be good, with an acoustic set from King Gizzard who...

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard @ Baby's All Right
...will then play a late-night electric set which has promised "special guests." If you don't have to wake up early, it's worth catching them here.

Rhett Miller, Nicole Atkins @ City Winery
Whether with Old 97's, his solo band, or just an acoustic guitar, Rhett Miller has the songs, the humor and the magnetic stage presence to charm.

Seoul, Heathers, Very Fresh @ Elvis Guesthouse
Montreal trio Seoul released their debut album, I Become a Shade, last week. If you haven't checked it out, it's lush synthpop that's sort of a modern update of the chilled-out, sophisti-pop sounds of '80s acts like The Dream Academy, China Crisis or Blue Nile. They celebrate the LP's release tonight.

Mail The Horse, Rivergazer @ Knitting Factory
Mail the Horse released their new album, Planet Gates, this week, a record that's embued with an early '70s rock n' roll spirit, be it the twangy leanings of the Stones and the Kinks during that time, or the gritty street life of Lou Reed. Tonight's the release show.

Leon Bridges @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Looking and sounding like he was transported straight from 1961, Leon Bridges has made a helluva "classic" R&B style record with Coming Home, his debut album.

BBQ (Mark Sultan), The Mystery Lights @ Union Pool
Having reverted to his BBQ moniker, Mark Sultan is a one man garage band that's always impressive to watch. Few solo performers could follow the wild fury that is The Mystery Lights, but BBQ is one of them.

John Fogerty @ Radio City Music Hall
1969 was a pretty great year for John Fogerty, whose band Creedence Clearwater Revival put out not one, not two, but three now-classic albums in that same year (Bayou County, Green River and Willy and the Poor Boys). He'll be celebrating the material from those albums (as well as other favorites from throughout his career) tonight.

Pete Rock, Smoke DZA, Slum Village, Termanology,, Camp Lo, Sean Price, Das Efx, Large Professor, Royal Flush @ Brooklyn Bowl
Hip hop legend Pete Rock celebrates his new Petestrumentals 2 album at this show, and there's a pretty amazing group of guests scheduled to appear, from fellow vet Sean Price to relative newcomer Smoke DZA and plenty more.

Darkest Hour, Dead to Fall, Beyond Dishonor, Oath @ Gramercy Theatre
DC's Darkest Hour were one of the many bands to come of the metalcore/melodeath crossover of the late '90s/early '00s, and this year they're celebrating the 10th anniversary of their 2005 breakthrough record, Undoing Ruin, by playing it in full on tour. Their '00s-era Victory labelmates Dead to Fall (who broke up in 2008) are also back together to open.

Big Eyes, Vacation, Pretty Pretty, Flykills @ Shea Stadium
If you're into punk with great hooks but not at the expense of the genre's raw power, Big Eyes and Vacation are two of the better newer bands doing that sort of thing. This should be a good show.

Robert Glasper Trio @ Blue Note Jazz Club
As part of the Blue Note Jazz Festival, jazz/hip hop pianist Robert Glasper is doing four nights at the Blue Note (6/24-27). His albums are loaded with guests like Common, Jill Scott, Brandy, Snoop Dogg, Lupe Fiasco, Norah Jones, Bilal and more.

Loudon Wainwright III @ SubCulture
Loudon wraps up a four-week residency where he's performing Surviving Twin, a posthumous collaboration in which he combines and connects some of his best songs with the writing of his late father Loudon Wainwright Jr.

The Kooks, Atlas Genius, Joywave @ Central Park Summerstage
Having racked up a string of guitar pop hits in the UK, Brighton's The Kooks headline Summerstage tonight.

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

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June 23, 2015

photo: Blonde Redhead at Webster Hall in 2010 (more by Chris Gersbeck)
Blonde Redhead

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

Blonde Redhead, Caveman, Talk in Tongues @ Webster Hall
Indie vets Blonde Redhead have made dream pop, noise rock, electronic pop, and more in their 20+ year career, and they continue to be great, both in the studio and on stage. Tonight's their second of two hometown NYC shows on their current tour.

No Joy, EZTV, Advaeta @ Baby's All Right
No Joy's new album, More Faithful, is a great example of the possibilities still open within the shoegaze genre, making for an extremely satisfying listen. Live, they still turn things up to tinnitus-levels. Bring earplugs to this record release show.

Leon Bridges @ Bowery Ballroom
Looking and sounding like he was transported straight from 1961, Leon Bridges has made a helluva "classic" R&B style record with Coming Home, his debut album.

Creepoid, Ecstatic Vision @ Mercury Lounge
This is a great double bill of two Philly bands with brand new albums: shoegazers Creepoid (Collect Records) and heavy psych rockers Ecstatic Vision (Relapse).

Azealia Banks @ The Westway
After a long delay, Azealia Banks finally put out her debut album last year and it was well worth the wait. Tonight she plays this late show at The Westway, which is part of their weekly Westgay party and also an unofficial Pride Week event.

Highs, Ayer, Chaos Chaos, Frances Rose, Summer Heart @ Pianos
Göteborg, Sweden's David Alexander has been releasing records as Summer Heart since 2009 and he's got an airy, melodic style that isn't too far away from fellow Swedes The Radio Department or The Legends.

Olga Bell @ South Street Seaport (Pier 15)
CANCELED DUE TO THUNDERSTORMS: Dirty Projectors member and very accomplished solo artist Olga Bell presents her Russian song cycle, Krai, once again in NYC tonight. This show's part of the free River to River festival.

Toys That Kill, Shellshag, Benny the Jet Rodriguez, Nato Cole & the Blue Diamond Band, Hatrabbits @ Acheron
Toys That Kill is one of the many projects of melodic punk great Todd Congelliere (who's also in Underground Railroad to Candyland, who have a new album this year), and they're currently, and Todd also sometimes plays in Benny the Jet Rodriguez who TTK are currently touring with. Locals Shellshag are always worth catching too.

Everclear, Toadies, Fuel, American Hi-Fi @ Irving Plaza
Toadies have been up to some cool stuff lately, and while we can't exactly say the same about the rest of the lineup, at least this isn't the worst '90s nostalgia show of the year.

Colleen, Katya Mihailova @ Subculture
French multi-instrumentalist Cecile Schott, aka Colleen, released the excellent art pop album, Captain of None, this year on Thrill Jockey. Tonight she brings her first US tour in eight years to NYC.

C. Spencer Yeh (SOLO VOICE I-X) @ Artists Space Books & Talks
Burning Star Core's C. Spencer Yeh celebrates the recent release of Solo Voice I - X, hiss first LP devoted entirely to the voice. This is a free show

Jim Adkins (of Jimmy Eat World), Small Time @ The Space
While Jimmy Eat World's later stuff hasn't been so hot, there's no denying they've got a few essential records of '90s/early '00s emo. Frontman Jim Adkins is currently on a solo tour, and it doesn't hit NYC but if you have a car this show's not too far.

Ask Me Another w/ Patrick Stewart @ The Bell House
Another in NPR's "Ask Me Another" live quiz show tapings, tonight features the man you may know as Jean-Luc Picard, Professor X or Time Warner Cable's worst enemy, Patrick Stewart.

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

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June 22, 2015

photo: Shonen Knife @ The Wick, 2014 (more by Greg Cristman)
Shonen Knife @ The Wick

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

Soul Asylum, Meat Puppets @ Bowery Ballroom
Usually, the only place to see Soul Asylum and Meat Puppets together was probably on that one episode of MTV's Alternative Nation from 1993 where both "Runaway Train" and "Backwater" were both played. But the two bands bands are on tour together, and this is their first of two NYC shows.

Shonen Knife, CJ Ramone @ Le Poisson Rouge
Seeing how Shonen Knife's brand of poppy punk stems directly from The Ramones, this tour with CJ Ramone should make for a fun double-bill.

The Front Bottoms, GDP, Youngman Grand @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
We're still waiting on The Front Bottoms' followup to 2013's great Talon of the Hawk, but they recently released the new "West Virginia" single which had all of their usual elements intact (nasally vocals, super specific lyrics, part folk, part pop punk). These guys are getting pretty big -- tonight's show is small for them at this point, and unsurprisingly sold out.

Om, Blazer Sound System @ Saint Vitus
Om is the collaborative project of two very busy musicians, Al Cisnero (Sleep) and Emil Amos (Grails, Holy Sons), and together they make out-there psychedelic music. Tonight's their second of two shows at Saint Vitus.

Parquet Courts, Naomi Punk, PC Worship @ Palisades
Olympia, WA trio Naomi Punk draw from a variety of noisy/aggressive ancestors without really sounding like them. 2014's Television Man is a warped, sneery, garagey blast. Oh, and just today Parquet Courts were added to the bill!

Aye Nako, Katherine, Street Eaters @ Silent Barn
Aye Nako have a new EP on the way via Don Giovanni, and the first single is a bit harsher than 2013's poppy Unleash Yourself. Maybe we'll hear more new stuff tonight.

Jim Adkins (of Jimmy Eat World)
While Jimmy Eat World's later stuff hasn't been so hot, there's no denying they've got a few essential records of '90s/early '00s emo. Frontman Jim Adkins is currently on a solo tour, and it doesn't hit NYC but if you have a car this show's not too far. Tomorrow he's in Hamden, CT.

J. Cole, Bas, Cozz, Omen @ Irving Plaza
J. Cole has a huge MSG show coming up, but if you want to see him somewhere more intimate and for way less money, tonight he plays a smaller $1 show at Irving Plaza.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
All aboard Wyatt Cenac's weekly comedy cavalcade, this week with guests Jared Logan, Katina Corrao, Jordan Temple, Casey James Salengo, and more.

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga @ Radio City
Veteran crooner Tony Bennett and outsized personality Lady Gaga collaborated on duets album Cheek to Cheek which debuted at #1 and won a Grammy. Tonight they'll play live, their third of four Radio City shows.

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

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June 21, 2015

photo: Beirut @ 50 Kent, 2014 (more by PSquared)
Beirut at 50 Kent

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

Beirut @ Bowery Ballroom
Beirut's new album, No No No, isn't out till September but those who managed to get tickets will get an early preview in intimate confines.

Make Music NY
Make Music NY is back for an ninth year, celebrating the spirit of live music all over NYC on Sunday, June 21. In addition to many acts playing on street-corners, parks and other public locations, as usual, there are a number of special events, all of which are free: mass concerts with ukuleles and theremins, buildings used as percussion instruments, concerts in graveyards and lots more.

Punk Island @ Staten Island Pier 1
Part of MMNY, this free festival features 100 punk bands from all over the world, playing across seven stages on a pier in Staten Island.

D'Angelo and The Vanguard, Gary Clark Jr. @ Forest Hills Stadium
Neo-soul great D'Angelo may take a very long time releasing albums, but it's always worth the wait because the three that he has are masterpieces. That includes 2014's Black Messiah.

Bang On A Can Marathon @ The Winter Garden at Brookfield Place
Ten hours of continuous, boundary-stretching music, including brass band covers of Pixies songs, So Percussion performing with Nels Cline and Bobby Previte and the US premiere of the Glenn Branca Ensemble's "Ascension Three." Noon - 10 PM, free, and you can also watch it online.

Clearwater Festival @ Croton Point Park (Hudson, NY)
One of the most chill, pleasant festival experiences to be had, Clearwater takes place along the Hudson River in Croton-on-Hudson, NY. Today's lineup includes The Felice Brothers, Guster, Ani DiFranco, Bettye LaVette, The Blind Boys of Alabama, and more.

Christopher Owens, EZTV, Overlake @ Mercury Lounge
The onetime Girls frontman dropped new album Chrissybaby Forever on us out of the blue and was a nice return to the kind of back-to-basics guitar pop Owens is really good at. Openers for this show are good too: EZTV make early-'80s style janglepop and Overlake specialize is melodic, shoegazy fuzz.

RVIVR, War on Women, Arm Candy, Rips @ Palisades
Two socially/politically conscious punk bands, RVIVR and War On Women, team up for what's sure to be a ripping show. Good local support too.

Tim Kinsella, Jimmy Whispers, High Life
Emo and experimental rock veteran Tim Kinsella has a lot planned for this year, as he's Joyful Noise's Artist In Residence. Maybe that means we'll hear some new music tonight, and hopefully some stuff from his other bands too (Joan of Arc, Cap'n Jazz, Owls, etc).

Om @ Saint Vitus
Om is the collaborative project of two very busy musicians, Al Cisnero (Sleep) and Emil Amos (Grails, Holy Sons), and together they make out-there psychedelic music. Tonight's their first of two shows at Saint Vitus.

Zhe Zhe, Beau, Ronald Paris, Frankie Cosmos, DJ Raws @ Baby's All Right
This is a day show to support the Girl Props kickstarter and features solo sets from Frankie Cosmos and Porches' Ronald Paris, among others. Starts at noon.

Blood Orange, Flat White (DJ Set) @ MoMA
Part of the Yoko Ono exhibit at MoMA, this is a sunrise 50th anniversary celebration of her Morning Piece (1964) to George Maciunas. Blood Orange will perform new music at this show. It starts at 5:25 AM, and is over by  8 AM, so chances are it's already over by the time you read this. Also it's sold out.

Mephiskapheles, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Slow Children @ Rocks Off Cruise
Ska on a boat? There's probably worse ways to spend a Sunday. And hey remember, if you drop anything overboard, don't pick it up, pick it up, pick it up!

The Game's The Documentary 10th anniversary show that would have happened at BB King's tonight has been cancelled. Refunds available.

It's the first day of Summer, and it's also Father's Day, so don't forget to call, visit or remember your dad!

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June 20, 2015

photo: Dillinger Escape Plan @ MHOW 2013 (more by Rebecca Reed)
Dillinger Escape Plan

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

Dillinger Escape Plan, Mutoid Man, Primitive Weapons @ Irving Plaza
This is the final stop of this killer triple-billed tour that BrooklynVegan is proudly co-presenting with Invisible Oranges and Party Smasher Inc. Three different sides of heavy music are represented tonight: DEP are bringing the mathcore, Mutoid Man have a mix of hardcore, metal and bluesy swagger, and Primitive Weapons do post-hardcore with a metallic tinge.

The Coney Island Mermaid Parade
Coney Island may slowly be getting a makeover but its annual freak flag extravaganza remains one of the last vestiges for Weird NYC. This year's King and Queen are husband-and-wife freakshow/burlesque performers Mat Fraser (who was on the last season of American Horror Story) and Julie Atlas Muz (who has, among other things, performed at the Whitney Biennial and has opened for Psychic TV).

Clearwater Festival @ Croton Point Park (Hudson, NY)
One of the most chill, pleasant festival experiences to be had, Clearwater takes place along the Hudson River in Croton-on-Hudson, NY. Today's lineup includes Los Lobos, Neko Case, David Crosby, The B-52's Kate Pierson, Sam Amidon and more.

Dead Moon, J Mascis, Borbetomagus, Das Audit @ Pioneer Works
Portland garage punk legends Dead Moon, who existed from 1987 - 2006, are back in action with Fred & Toody Cole, plus drummer Andrew Loomis all returning. Tonight's show, with J. Mascis, Borbetomagus and more, happens at one of NYC's more unique (and cavernous) spaces, Red Hook's Pioneer Works.

Soul Asylum, Meat Puppets @ Brooklyn Bowl
Usually, the only place to see Soul Asylum and Meat Puppets together was probably on that one episode of MTV's Alternative Nation from 1993 where both "Runaway Train" and "Backwater" were both played. But the two bands bands are on tour together, and this is their first of two NYC shows.

Paul Weller, Hannah Cohen @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
With an acclaimed new album Saturns Pattern, the onetime Jam and Style Council frontman is focusing on his solo career on this tour. Last week's T5 show only got one Jam song. Perhaps he'll pull out "My Ever-Changing Moods" tonight, though.

Christopher Owens, Weeknight @ Baby's All Right
The onetime Girls frontman dropped new album Chrissybaby Forever on us out of the blue and was a nice return to the kind of back-to-basics guitar pop Owens is really good at.

Louis Armstrong's Wonderful World Festival @ Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
The second year for this free festival features Ms. Lauryn Hill, Shannon Powell's Traditional All-Star Band, Antibalas, Ozomatli, Rebirth Brass Band. Free tickets are all taken, but there are paid options still available.

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga @ Radio City
Veteran crooner Tony Bennett and outsized personality Lady Gaga collaborated on duets album Cheek to Cheek which debuted at #1 and won a Grammy. Tonight they'll play live, their second of four Radio City shows.

Jaga Jazzist, Taylor McFerrin @ Webster Hall
Long-running, genre-crossing Norwegian band Jaga Jazzist are just released their jammy, proggy, synthy new album titled Starfire via Ninja Tune.  They bring it to life with a seven-piece band.

Jungle, Ibeyi @ Centra Park SummerStage
UK dance act Jungle could use a little more variety on their debut album, but live it's hard to deny they do what they do well. Free show, 7 PM

Pill, Neonates, WALL, The Hairs @ Alphaville
Pill make skronky post punk with an emphasis on punk and are well matched tonight with DC's Neonates which shares a member with Priests. Come early for funny, slightly bitter indie rock courtesy The Hairs.

Quintron & Miss Pussycat, Earth Eater, Toothaches, Haribo, Bottoms, Fluct, Ryan Sawyer, Nate Wooley, Ben Vida, and more @ Secret Project Robot
One of Secret Project Robot's 10th anniversary shows, this all-day show featured a cavalcade of out-there artists, noise-rockers and general weirdos, headlined by the always-awesome Quintrton & Miss Pussycat.

Sick Feeling @ Palisades 2014 (more by Ryan Muir)
Sick Feeling

Sick Feeling, Chaos Chaos, Dadras, DreamCrusher @ Trans-Pecos
Sick Feeling were supposed to be in Toronto for NXNE tonight but forces kept that from happening. Instead, they'll play Trans Pecos tonight. Ripper punk.

Hot Sugar, Crying, Yung Gutted @ Union Pool
One of the best NYC free summer music series, Union Pool's "Summer Thunder" brings live music and good times to the venue's backyard. The fun starts at 2 PM with bands not too long after. Today's lineup includes Kitty Pryde collaborator Hot Sugar, and chiptune / pop punk band Crying.

Ma Jolie, Choke Up, Pass Away, Living Room, The Tracys
Ma Jolie's new EP Jetpack Mailman is ripping punk that should appeal to fans of Dillinger Four, Latterman, or Shed-era Title Fight. Their tourmates Choke Up are worth catching too.

Aviator, Tri-State Era, Forever Losing Sleep, Servant Girl @ Bushwick Public House
Aviator do a similar kind of '90s/early '00s post-hardcore revival to bands like Touche Amore and Pianos Become the Teeth. If you're a fan of that kind of thing, last year's debut album Head In The Clouds, Hands In the Dirt on No Sleep is promising stuff.

Nikki Lane @ Union Pool
Country singer Nikki Lane is long overdue for a new album, and apparently has one cooking as we speak. Hear some new songs tonight.

Tim Barry, Northcote, Allison Weiss @ Saint Vitus
Avail frontman Tim Barry ditched punk for rootsy folk a while ago, and most recently released his solo album, Lost & Rootless. Opening the show is Allison Weiss, who just signed to SideOneDummy.

Peter Ulrich @ Studio at Webster Hall
Peter Ulrich played drums and percussion in the early years of Dead Can Dance, and is on many of their 4AD albums, including 1984's self-titled debut and 1987's Within the Realm of a Dying Sun. He also contributed "At First, and Then" to This Mortal Coil's Filagree & Shadow and played on Wolfgang Press albums as well. He's released a number of solo albums, too, which don't stray too far from the gothy, orchestral folk of Dead Can Dance. His band, The Peter Ulrich Collaboration play their first-ever show tonight.

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June 19, 2015

photo: Superheaven @ Studio at Webster Hall in May (more by Mimi Hong)
Superheaven

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

Superheaven, Diamond Youth, Rozwell Kid @ Amityville Music Hall
Superheaven offer one of the most convincing takes on '90s grunge (even if they hate being called that) of most modern bands doing that kind of thing, and Diamond Youth seem to worship at the house that Josh Homme built (they're good at it too). Openers Rozwell Kid have kind of a rock star Weezer Green Album thing going on. This BV-presented tour already hit NYC, and tonight it's nearby on Long Island.

King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, Quintron & Miss Pussycat, Tonstartsbandht @ Bowery Ballroom
Australia's two-drummer-powered King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard attack NYC tonight, with strong support from New Orleans party garage duo Quintron & Miss Pussycat, and Tonstartsbandht.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Buscabulla @ Warsaw
UMO got decidedly more funky on their new album, Multi-Love, which could make tonight's sold-out show quite the party.

Uknown Mortal Orchestra @ Baby's All Right
After Warsaw, UMO is heading south to play a 1 AM show at Baby's All Right. To get in you need to comment on their Facebook page.

Van Morrison, Taj Mahal @ Forest Hills Stadium
Jazz-pop/folk rock legend Van Morrison released an album of duets this year but expect this show to touch on the many facets of his long, varied career. And for "Gloria" to be the encore.

James Murphy VS Eric Duncan @ Output
While these days he's got his hands full with new wine bar/restaurant Four Horsemen, onetime LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy still gets his fingers on wax, spinning records of various vintages.

Decline of Western Civilization @ BAM / Afterparty @ Rough Trade
Long out of print, Penelope Spheeris' Decline of Western Civilization documentary trilogy is finally coming out on DVD. There's a screening of the first film (the punk one) at BAM followed by a Q&A with Spheeris. After that you can head to Rough Trade to see an all-star band perform X's Los Angeles in full, and Citizen Blast Kane peform Black Flag and Circle Jerks covers. It's free with your BAM ticket; $7 without.

Future Punx, Eaters, Nuraxi @ Alphaville
Old pals Future Punx and Eaters team up again for this show at Alphaville, should be fun.

Charles Bissel (of The Wrens), Palomar, The Big Bright, White Collar Crime, Emmanuel May Pazavekmi @ Union Hall
Is this new Wrens album ever going to come out? Grill frontman Charles Bissel tonight at this benefit for Windsor Terrace's PS154.

Kids In the Hall @ Town Hall
Forty-three Helens agree: Kids in the Hall remain some of the funniest guys on the planet and this show -- a mix of new material and classic characters -- should be a lot of fun.

Local H, Aeges @ Saint Vitus
Long-running Chicago rockers Local H are still going strong, having celebrated their 25th anniversary as a band this year and released their eighth album, Hey, Killer, in April.

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga @ Radio City
Veteran crooner Tony Bennett and outsized personality Lady Gaga collaborated on duets album Cheek to Cheek which debuted at #1 and won a Grammy. Tonight they'll play live, their first of four Radio City shows.

Gun Outfit, Ivy, Ornament, Laced @ Trans-Pecos
Psych/slowcore-ish band Gun Outfit just played NYC twice during Northside Fest, and now they're gracing us with one more before heading home to Olympia. Local punks Ivy are worth catching too.

Azar Swan, Clay Rendering, Them Are Us Too, Pawns @ Palisades
Azar Swan make goth pop in the Zola Jesus realm, while Clay Rendering aim for more difficult, industrial-tinged sounds.

Eddi Front, Elisa Ambrogio, Lacrymosa @ Union Pool
It's been three years since Eddi Front released her debut EP and she's just now finishing up her first album. Her spare, spooky piano style should sound nice in Union Pool's intimate performance space. Be sure to catch Magik Markers singer Elsia Ambrogio

Palm, Dogs on Acid, White Pisces, Littlefoot @ David Blaine's The Steakhouse
Dogs On Acid include members of emo revival OGs Algernon Cadwallader and Snowing, and White Pisces have members of pre-Snowing band Street Smart Cyclist, but with these projects the bands offer up '90s-style grunge and indie rock. DBTS is a pretty cozy space, making it a great environment for this kind of stuff.

Total Babes, The Glazzies @ Rough Trade
If you like classic-style '90s indie rock (think Sebadoh or Wedding Present), Total Babes do it very well, with lots of punky energy and sneery attitude. As you may know, the band includes Jayson Gerycz of Cloud Nothings.

A Great Big Pile Of Leaves, Gates, Prawn @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Summer-y emo revival band A Great Big Pile of Leaves are celebrating the 5th anniversary of their 2010 debut, Have You Seen My Prefrontal Cortex?, by playing it in full at this show. Gates and AGBPOL's likeminded Topshelf labelmates Prawn open the show.

Love As Laughter @ HiFi
Sam Jayne has fronted various incarnations of indie rock band Love As Laughter for 20 years, moving the band from the Pacific Northwest to Brooklyn. Recent single "LZY SLDR" finds them still in catchy top form. This is a free show.

Ovlov (farewell show), Bluffing, Hellrazor, Spook The Herd, Very Fresh @ Shea Stadium
Exploding In Sound band Ovlov are calling it quits after this show, and they're going out with a pretty cool bill. Hellrazor is the band of Speedy Ortiz drummer Mike Falcone, and Spook The Herd is the band of Grass Is Green's Jesse Weiss, and it also includes a couple Ovlov members.

Against Me!, frnkiero andthe cellabration, Annie Girl and The Flight @ Starland Ballroom
Against Me! already played a free NYC show on this tour, but if you missed it or need to see their killer live show again, you can head to NJ tonight and do just that.

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June 18, 2015

photo: Pattern is Movement @ Brooklyn Bowl, 2009 (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...

Pattern is Movement, Ava Luna, SHRAF @ Baby's All Right
With odd harmonies and time signatures and unconventional configurarion, Philadelphia's Pattern is Movement are one-of-a-kinds. And after tonight's show, sadly, they'll be no more. Go say goodbye tonight (and the openers are good too).

Eighth Blackbird, Will Oldham, Bill Frisell, Sam Amidon @ Prospect Park
New music sextet Eighth Blackbird are teaming up with some pretty impressive guests for this free Celebrate Brooklyn show: singer/songwriter Will Oldham (aka Bonnie 'Prince' Billy), jazz/experimental guitar great Bill Frisell, and another singer/songwriter, Sam Amidon.

KEN mode, Pyrrhon, Fight Amp, Couch Slut @ Saint Vitus
KEN mode ditched their more metallic past on their new Steve Albini-recorded album for a post-hardcore/noise rock sound similar to some of the stuff Albini was recording in the late '80s/early '90s. Their tourmates Fight Amp also have a new post-hardcore album out, but more on the sludgy punk side. Pyrrhon celebrate their spastic new EP, Grown Without End, at this show. And locals Couch Slut have nothing new to support, but they're not to miss either. Great bill all around.

Shamir, Soft Lit @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Shamir's debut album, Ratchet (which he made at Silent Barn), is likeable dance pop not too far from Hot Chip's universe. Tonight's sold-out show is his biggest in NYC yet.

Ginger Baker feat. Pee Wee Ellis, Alec Dankworth & Abass Dodoo @ BB King's
Thanks to his time in Cream, drummer Ginger Baker is pretty much a legend for life, but he's also been doing interesting stuff much more recently like releasing the album Why? and the documentary that he's subject of, Beware of Mr. Baker. This is night 2 of 2.

The Helio Sequence, Lost Lander @ Mercury Lounge
The Helio Sequence put their new self-titled album out on Sub Pop earlier this year, and it adds a lightly psychedelic touch to their sound. It's good stuff, and you can hear those songs performed live tonight. This is their second of two NYC shows this week.

Black Milk w/ live band Nat Turner + Skyzoo, MAHD, Blues Brovas, HANiF @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Black Milk is continuing to support album #5, If There's A Hell Below, which came out last year. Tonight, his full-band tour returns to NYC.

Bigwig, Make War, Slow Children, Up for Nothing @ Grand Victory
NJ punks Bigwig played their home state earlier this year, but they haven't played NYC in ten years. That changes tonight, before they head to Canada for this weekend's Amnesia Rockfest.

Turquoise Jeep, Pants Velour, TT The Artist @ Brooklyn Bowl
Smang it with YouTube rap sensations Turquoise Jeep at Brooklyn Bowl tonight.

Oberhofer @ Neuhouse
Brad Oberhofer will release his new album, Chronovisions, in August and you can hear some of it tonight at this intimate show.

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June 17, 2015

photo: Spoon at SXSW 2015 (more by Jesse Deflorio)
Spoon

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

Spoon, The Antlers @ The Wick
Spoon are such a consistently good band it's easy to take them for granted. Last year's They Want My Soul was yet another winner in their catalog. This is their second of two Brooklyn shows this week with The Antlers.

Ghostface Killah @ Good Room
Ghostface Killah has a tour coming up with fellow Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon, where they'll be playing Rae's 1995 debut in full. But Ghostface also put new music out this year (a very good collaborative album with Badbadnotgood) and has more on the way, which maybe we'll get to hear some of tonight.

Reigning Sound, Quitty and the Don'ts @ Union Pool
Memphis garage rockers Reigning Sound are stopping in NYC tonight to play this show before heading off on a European tour.

Biz Markie, Masta Ace @ Herbert Von King Park
This free SummerStage show brings two New York vets together, Biz Markie and Masta Ace. Biz hasn't released new music in years, though "Just A Friend" is probably never going out of style. Ace returned this year with a new album from his group eMC, The Tonite Show.

Slayer @ The Paramount
Thrash metal legends Slayer are releasing a new album called Repentless on 9/11, but ahead of that they've got four NYC-area shows. This is the second of a two-night stand at The Paramount, and they return for two more in July with King Diamond, Code Orange and others.

Ginger Baker feat. Pee Wee Ellis, Alec Dankworth & Abass Dodoo @ BB King's
Thanks to his time in Cream, drummer Ginger Baker is pretty much a legend for life, but he's also been doing interesting stuff much more recently like releasing the album Why? and the documentary that he's subject of, Beware of Mr. Baker. Tonight's his first of two shows at BB King's this week, and if you're going, just don't request any heavy metal.

The Helio Sequence, Lost Lander @ Rough Trade
The Helio Sequence put their new self-titled album out on Sub Pop earlier this year, and it adds a lightly psychedelic touch to their sound. It's good stuff, and you can hear those songs performed live today and tomorrow in NYC.

Oberhofer @ Elvis Guesthouse
Brad Oberhofer will release his new album, Chronovisions, in August and you can hear some of it tonight at this very intimate show.

Damien Rice, Josh Ritter @ Prospect Park
It's a night of folk under the stars with Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice whose 2014 album My Favourite Faded Fantasy was his first in eight years.

Ask Me Another ft. Jim Gaffigan & Jeannie Gaffigan @ The Bell House
Another in NPR's "Ask Me Another" live quiz show tapings, tonight features married couple Jim Gaffigan and Jeannie Gaffigan, who co-created TV Land's new The Jim Gaffigan Show.

Active Child, Low Roar @ Bowery Ballroom
The harpist with a flair for glitchy R&B plays his second NYC show of the week in celebration of his new album Mercy.

Sam Amidon @ The Saint (NJ)
Sam will be performing with collaborator Bill Frisell and his trio on Thursday in Prospect Park, but you can catch the talented songwriter on his own tonight in Asbury Park.

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