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January 25, 2015

photo: Zola Jesus at Webster Hall in 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Zola

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

"Zola Jesus, Deradoorian @ Saint Vitus
Zola Jesus is still riding high off last year's Taiga, her biggest-sounding album yet and first for a big label. But while last year she supported it at Webster Hall, this week she gets more intimate with two Saint Vitus shows (both sold out). Opening tonight is Dirty Projectors/Avey Tare collaborator (Angel) Deradoorian.

Fleetwood Mac @ Nassau Coliseum
Fleetwood Mac are now back with their entire classic lineup -- Christine McVie, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham -- and tonight they continue their multi-night NYC-area run. They've still got it and they play all the hits, so see them while you still can.

Sufjan Stevens' 'Round-Up' w/ Yarn/Wire @ BAM
While Sufjan will release his first studio album since 2010 this March, ahead of that he's premiering a new piece called Round-Up at BAM which concludes its run tonight. Sufjan will be on electronics and new-music ensemble Yarn/Wire is on piano and percussion.

They Might Be Giants @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Geek rock faves are about to play five MHOW shows between tonight and May. While the other four have a specific album as their theme, anything goes at tonight's. Sold out.

Weed Hounds, Wildhoney, Expert Alterations, Gingerlys @ Silent Barn
This is a stacked bill for shoegaze fans, with two of NYC's better bands in the genre -- Weed Hounds and Gingerlys -- and Baltimore's Wildhoney, who have a solid new LP coming soon on Deranged. Their indie rock neighbors and tourmates Expert Alterations should be good too.

Smoke DZA, Manolo Rose, Tray Pizza, Jy, Dave East, Big BZ, Sha Hef @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Smoke DZA is one of NYC's most prolific weed-loving rappers, his most recent release being the collaborative album with his group RFC, The Outsiders, which came out in late November.

Steve Sobs, Spookfish, Yaman Palak, Cheetah Lamp @ Palisades
Last week Steve Sobs led his band Phantom Posse at a Silent Barn show, and their most famous member iLoveMakonnen was on hand as well too. Tonight's show may be a smaller affair, but still a good one.

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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January 24, 2015

photo: Weyes Blood at Mexican Summer Five (more by PSquared)
Weyes Blood

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

Weyes Blood, Excepter, Regal Degal, Baby Birds Don't Drink Milk @ Baby's All Right
Weyes Blood's new album is terrific but it's best to experience her powerhouse vocals in a live setting. This whole bill is good too, with experimentalists Excepter, art punks Regal Degal and Kansas transplants Baby Birds Don't Drink Milk.

The Besnard Lakes, USA out of Vietnam @ Rough Trade
We're coming up on two years since Montreal's The Besnard Lakes released the last album, Until in Excess, Imperceptible UFO, and while they haven't announced a new record, there is movement in the works...hence this tour. Their brand of guitar rock grandeur makes a case for "epic" not being a four-letter-word (in the not literal sense, of course, which it clearly is).

Sufjan Stevens' 'Round-Up' w/ Yarn/Wire @ BAM
While Sufjan will release his first studio album since 2010 this March, ahead of that he's premiering a new piece called Round-Up at BAM which continues tonight and runs through Sunday (1/25). Sufjan will be on electronics and new-music ensemble Yarn/Wire is on piano and percussion.

Kayo Dot, Gnaw, The Glorious Revolution @ Coco 66
Kayo Dot bring together a ton of different metal subgenres (and some non-metal ones too) into a mix that's truly their own. Local noisemakers Gnaw are not to miss either.

Reverend Horton Heat, Robert Gordon, Dale Watson, Rosie Flores @ Gramercy Theatre
In the world of surf-rock, the Rev is a lengend, bringing a crazed twang to his raucous instrumentals and psychobilly freakouts. This show was originally supposed to be at Irving Plaza.

Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog, Loren Connors @ Sugarcube
It's another free show in the inflatable South Street Seaport venue Sugarcube, and this one's the first of two Northern Spy-presented shows with two excellent avant-garde guitar players.

The Mystery Lights, EZTV, Worthless @ Knitting Factory
Party-friendly garage rockers The Mystery Lights release their new album, At Home With the Mystery Lights, on February 1. (Stream some of it below.) Tonight's an early preview, and are joined by power pop band EZTV.

Savages @ Saint Vitus
We're a little more than halfway through Savages' nine-show NYC residency, and they seem to have gotten comfortable with the new material they're playing at these shows. (We're still hoping they'll add "She Will" and "Flying to Berlin" pop up on setlists, though.) Sold out, but check Savages twitter -- they have been releasing a few tickets at the door to most of the shows so far (including last Saturday's Vitus show).

Louis C.K. @ Madison Square Garden
Once an underground sensation, Louis CK has become one of the biggest comedians in America -- by doing it his way. This is Louis CK's third of four (!) MSG shows.

Scully, Daddy Issues, Merkin, White Rope @ Cake Shop
Formed when San Francisco band Splinters splinters, Scully's sound isn't all so different -- garagey, punky pop -- and, also like that band, they've got good songs as the backbone.

Pale Lights, Great Lakes @ Friends & Lovers
Like the expertly jangled sound of '80s indiepop like Lloyd Cole & the Commotions, Felt and The Go-Betweens? Brooklyn's Pale Lights, led by sometimes Comet Gain member Phil Stutton, keep the flag flying. Ladybug Transistor offshoot Olson, Rydholm, and Forester were supposed to play tonight as well but have had to drop off the bill.

Nitty Scott MC, Celeste, Chelsea Reject, DJ Patrick A Reed @ The Acheron
Tonight, Celeste brings her recurring hip hop party back to the mostly-punk/metal venue Acheron, and this time it's an all-female lineup with Nitty Scott and Chelsea Reject.

Alejandro Escovedo @ City Winery
Punk rocker turned roots rocker Alejandro Escovedo concludes his City Winery run with a different album performed in full each night. Tonight it's 1996's With These Hands.

Brenmar, Sliink, L-Vis 1990, Calore @ 88 Palace
Stay out late at Chinatown's restaurant-by-day, dance-club-by-night 88 Palace for this stacked Dark Disco party.

Sworn Enemy, Old Wounds, 96, Ides, The Dead Tricks @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Long-running metalcore band Sworn Enemy headline this free night at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar, and we think it's worth showing up on time for NJ's Old Wounds too.

Motion Studies, Rathborne, Fitness @ Palisades
Motion Studios carry on in the live band dance rock tradition of early-'00s Brooklyn and do a very good job of it. Catch them tonight with the solid pop of Rathborne.

Bootsy Collins' Rubber Band @ BB King Blues Club
Formed in the mid-'70s while Bootsy Collins was also playing in Parliament-Funkadelic, Rubber Band have now been bringin' the funk for four decades.

Fleetwood Mac @ Boardwalk Hall (Atlantic City)
Fleetwood Mac are now back with their entire classic lineup -- Christine McVie, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham -- and tonight they continue their multi-night NY-area run. They've still got it and they play all the hits, so see them while you still can.

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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January 23, 2015

photo: The Sidekicks at Saint Vitus in 2013 (more by Vladislav Grach)
Sidekicks
Sidekicks

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

The Sidekicks, Cayetana, All Dogs, Roger Harvey @ Baby's All Right
Columbus, Ohio's The Sidekicks just dropped their fourth album and first for Epitaph, Runners in the Nerved World, which finds the once-punk band moving into Shins/Band of Horses territory. They excel at both sounds, and BV is proud to present tonight's record release show which also includes two indie punk bands -- Cayetana and All Dogs -- and somber songwriter Roger Harvey.

Sylvan Esso, Mr. Twin Sister @ Terminal 5
Sylvan Esso blew right up in 2014, skipping straight from Bowery Ballroom to a sold-out show at Terminal 5. Their appealing debut album and charming stage presence of singer Amelia Meath have a lot to do with it. If you're going, get there early for Mr Twin Sister who fit right in with SE's inviting, danceable sound.

Bottoms, DJ Samson (DJ), Ryan Smith (DJ) @ Secret Project Robot
Brooklyn trio Bottoms make bass-heavy, slightly gothy techno/electro dance music, as heard on their debut EP which is out this week. Tonight's the release show it with MEN's DJ Samson on DJ duties.

Sufjan Stevens' 'Round-Up' w/ Yarn/Wire @ BAM
While Sufjan will release his first studio album since 2010 this March, ahead of that he's premiering a new piece called Round-Up at BAM which continues tonight and runs through Sunday (1/25). Sufjan will be on electronics and new-music ensemble Yarn/Wire is on piano and percussion.

Foxing, Slingshot Dakota, Everyone Everywhere, What Moon Things, The Sea Life @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
This is a pretty great bill (and for free) with the emotionally raw Foxing, hard-hitting indie pop duo Slingshot Dakota, '90s-emo devotees Everyone Everwhere, post-punks What Moon Things, and indie rockers The Sea Life.

Ricky Eat Acid, Skylar Spence (fka Saint Pepsi), Foxes in Fiction, Fissures @ Palisades
DIY electronic musician just signed to an imprint of Atlantic and dropped a new single that's significantly more fully formed than any of his previous work. Catch him tonight with old pal Foxes In Fiction and more at Palisades.

Profligate, P.O.I., Jahiliyyah Fields, Nick Klein @ Palisades
Hang around Palisades late-night after the Ricky Eat Acid show for a bill of noisy/bleak electronic music.

Mister Lies, Pregnant, Nicholas Nicholas, Warm Tape, Godmode (DJ) @ Silent Barn
Silent Barn's got a good bill all around of post-chillwave electronic pop songwriters tonight. Maybe you caught Nicholas Nicholas' other band Phantom Posse (iLoveMakonnen included) at the same venue earlier this week.

Teengirl Fantasy DJs, J Slusher, Rhyton, Dinowalrus, Low Nox (John Atkinson of Aa), Excepter DJs @ Trans Pecos
Trans-Pecos hosts this multi-genre show tonight, spanning sounds from the psychedelia of Rhyton to the ambience of Aa member John Atkinson, to whatever Teengirl Fantasy decides to drop on us.

Set and Setting, Blackout, A Film in Color @ Acheron
While Set and Setting come from a metal scene, they make the kind of beautiful post-rock that soars more than it crushes. They put out an excellent LP on Prosthetic Records last year, and it sounds like the kind of thing that could be really overwhelming (in a good way) live.

Couch Slut, Tile, Microwaves, Chain Gang Grave @ Saint Vitus
NYC's Couch Slut make an unrelenting mix of metal, hardcore and noise rock, and they haven't become regulars on the local heavy scene for nothing.

Lia Ices, Seoul, White Prism @ Rough Trade
Lia Ices changed her sound up on last year's Ices, when she chose to work with unlikely collaborator Clams Casino. Check out her new style live tonight. If you're going, Montreal band Seoul make airy, '80s-inspired soft pop and are worth showing up early to catch.

Concreatures, Adult Dude, Brett Saxon @ Union Hall
NYC shoegazey-90s-alt-rock indie band Concreatures celebrate their new LP at this year, and the Dino Jr/Superchunk-y Adult Dude are always a good local band to catch as well.

Dragons of Zynth, Saul Williams, Tamar-Kali, Garland Jeffreys @ Highline Ballroom
This is The Black Rock Coalition's "Million Man Mosh 3," with a wide variety of acts playing including four-decade career vet Garland Jeffreys, poet/singer Saul Williams, singer Tamar-kali, and indie rockers Dragons of Zynth.

Shilpa Ray, Not Blood Paint, Tall Juan, Vagabon, Bethlehem Steel, Ovlov, and more tba! @ Shea Stadium
Punk blues singer Shilpa Ray headlines this benefit for the familes of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, which also features a solo set from sludgy rockers Ovlov and more.

Amanda Jo Williams, Batfog @ Sugarcube
If you're looking for something different to do after work, head to the Seaport where you can hang and see bands at inflatable venue Sugarcube. It's free and goes from 8 - 10 PM. Tonight's entertainment includes electronic leaning ensemble Batfog.

Tonight's Smoke DZA show at The Wick appears to be cancelled but his show Sunday at The Studio at Webster Hall is still happening.

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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January 22, 2015

photo: Fleetwood Mac at MSG in 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Fleetwood Mac

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

Fleetwood Mac @ Madison Square Garden
Fleetwood Mac are now back with their entire classic lineup -- Christine McVie, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham -- and tonight they begin their multi-night NYC-area run, this being the only show in NYC proper. They've still got it and they play all the hits, so see them while you still can. They're saying they may stop touring after this year.

Sufjan Stevens, Yarn/Wire @ BAM
While Sufjan will release his first studio album since 2010 this March, ahead of that he's premiering a new piece called Round-Up at BAM which continues tonight and runs through Sunday (1/25). Sufjan will be on electronics and new-music ensemble Yarn/Wire is on piano and percussion.

Just Blaze's House Party w/ Joey Bada$$, Statik Selektah, & more
Joey Bada$$ put out his official debut album, B4.DA.$$, this week, and it saw him staying true to his '90s influences but pushing his sound forward too. Tonight's his third NYC show of the week, part of Just Blaze's weekly party at Webster Hall.

Amen Dunes, Kevin Morby, Nude Beach @ Bowery Ballroom
Amen Dunes' psych rock sounded better than ever on last year's Love, and this week he revisited and updated four of its songs on a new EP. Tonight's show is an all-around great lineup with former Woods member/Babies co-frontman Kevin Morby and power poppers Nude Beach.

Dawn Richard @ Marlin Room at Webster Hall
Dawn Richard's new album Blackheart takes "alternative R&B" and pushes it into all kinds of different directions, with exceptional production. Tonight you can see how these wild sounds translate live.

Lydia Lunch, Handsome Dick Manitoba, Miss Guy, Sherry Vine, Matt Hitt, DJ Jonathan Toubin @ Bowery Electric
Another of the many shows Jonathan Toubin is DJing in NYC this month, and this one's got a great lineup: no wave legend Lydia Lunch, punk pioneer Handsome Dick Manitoba (of The Dictators), NYC club fixture Miss Guy, drag queen Sherry Vine, and Drowners singer Matt Hitt.

Alejandro Escovedo @ City Winery
Punk rocker turned roots rocker Alejandro Escovedo will celebrate his 64th birthday with his annual residency at NYC's City Winery. For this year's residency, he'll be playing his first three solo albums full across three nights, starting tonight with 1992's Gravity.

Father, Junglepussy, Glass Gang @ Baby's All Right
Get a double dose of futuristic rap from Father and Junglepussy, plus an opening set from Brooklyn electropoppers Glass Gang.

Kid Millions, Mick Barr, Sarah Bernstein, Stuart Popejoy, GDFX, Ava Mendoza, Brat Pit @ Silent Barn
They're calling this night the "Ice Melter," featuring a bevy of hot experimental-leaning musicians, including a collaboration between Oneida's Kid Millions, Mick Barr, Sarah Berstein and Stuart Popejoy, a solo set from Liturgy/Guardian Alien's Greg Fox (GDFX), and more.

Honduras, The Teen Age, The Yin Tangs, Sunset Guns, Best Behavior @ Coco 66
Yes, Coco 66 still exists and has shows, even if it's been out of the spotlight for a while. Tonight's a nice lineup of local bands headlined by the very talented Honduras.

Gingerlys, Mumblr, Palehound, Fern Mayo @ Shea Stadium
Somewhere between indiepop and shoegaze like the catchy sounds of Gingerys who are currently working on the first album. Catch 'em in action tonight with also-great locals Palehound and more.

John Hodgman's Secret Society @ Bell House
John Hodgman's society (of comedy concerns) isn't so much a secret anymore, having outgrown its old home of Union Hall and may soon do the same for its new one -- tonight's sold out.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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January 21, 2015

Zs @ Le Poisson Rouge, 2014 (more by Greg Cristman)
Zs

Landlady @ Rough Trade, 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Landlady

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

Sufjan Stevens' 'Round-Up' w/ Yarn/Wire @ BAM
While Sufjan will release his first studio album since 2010 this March, ahead of that he's premiering a new piece called Round-Up at BAM which continues tonight and runs through Sunday (1/25). Sufjan will be on electronics and new-music ensemble Yarn/Wire is on piano and percussion.

Zs, Mick Barr, Michael Beharie, Bryan Kasenic @ Le Poisson Rouge
Next week, NYC experimental band Zs will put out their first album as their current lineup of founder Sam Hillmer with Patrick Higgins and Liturgy drummer Greg Fox. Tonight the trio celebrate with a release show.

Ben Vida, Tyondai Braxton, Amirtha Kidambi @ The Kitchen
Composer Ben Vida premieres his new audio/visual piece Slipping Control (ver. 3) at The Kitchen tonight, part of the venue's Synth Nights series. He'll be on electronics and vocals, and joining him is former Battles member and past collaborator Tyondai Braxton and Amirtha Kidambi on backing vocals.

Brandon Seabrook, Nick Millevoi, Cyrus Pireh, David Scanlon @ Trans-Pecos
Those who like the avant-garde and the heavy (and aren't seeing Mick Barr's set at LPR tonight) will want to head to Trans-Pecos where guitar wiz Brandon Seabrook is playing, along with Many Arms' Nick Millevoi (trio with Brandon Lopez and Ches Smith), Duluth guitarist Cyrus Pireh, and Pet Bottle Ningen's Dave Scanlon & Dave Miller with collaborator Chuck Bettis. This show was originally set to happen at Trans-Pecos but is now happening two blocks away.

Savages, Johnny Hostile @ Mercury Lounge
We're now halfway through Savages' nine-show NYC residency, and they seem to be getting comfortable with the new material they're playing at these shows. We're still hoping they'll add "She Will" and "Flying to Berlin" to some of these shows' sets. Sold out, but check Savages twitter -- they have been releasing a few tickets at the door to most of the shows so far.

Darlings, Scully, Pill, Future Punx (DJ Set) @ Baby's All Right
Tonight's the record release party for Darlings' new album Feel Better. It's more of their brand of bratty guitar pop that always sounds good (no matter what is the style at the time). Good openers, too.

Haunting Renditions Live w/ Eliot Glazer, Har Mar Superstar @ Littlefield
Classically trained vocalist-turned-comedian Eliot Glazer (brother of Broad City's Ilana Glazer) takes some of pop music's most infamous songs and turns them into highbrow, sweeping ballads. A live version of his web series, tonight things get a little funky with Har Mar Superstar.

Alex Bleeker & The Freaks, King Cyst, Adam Friedland @ Living Room
Real Estate bassist Alex Bleeker lets his freak flag fly with his solo band, veering even more into Greatful Dead territory. Tonight's show at the new Williamsburg location of The Living Room is also with Underwater Peoples labelmates King Cyst and comedian Adam Friedland.

Landlady, Heaven For Real, Leapling @ Union Pool
Indefatigable musician Adam Schatz is in like 20 bands, but Landlady is his baby, a mix of jazzy know-how and hang-loose indie rock. Their latest album, Upright Behavior, came on on the fine Hometapes label. Tonight's show is with Halifax, NS' Heaven for Real and Brooklyn act Leapling.

Hey Rosetta! @ Rockwood Music Hall
Newfoundland orch-pop outfit Hey Rosetta! are known for their spirited, string-laden live shows. The band's new album, Second Sight, is out next week.

Big Terrific @ Cameo
Max Silvestri hosts the free weekly comedy show in the back of Williamsburg's Cameo. 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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January 20, 2015

photo: Sufjan Stevens at Prospect Park in 2011 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Sufjan

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

Sufjan Stevens' 'Round-Up' w/ Yarn/Wire @ BAM
While Sufjan will release his first studio album since 2010 this March, ahead of that he's premiering a new piece called Round-Up at BAM which runs from tonight through Sunday (1/25). Sufjan will be on electronics and new-music ensemble is on piano and percussion.

Jeffrey Lewis and The Jrams, Seth Faergolzia, L.A. Boobs @ Rough Trade
Witty, thoughtful songwriter Jeffrey Lewis plays his NYC hometown regularly but tonight is his only "full band show of the season" which also doubles as a release show for his new issue of Fluff.

Nick Hakim, Jake Sherman @ Mercury Lounge
Heavy on vibe and atmospherics, Nick Hakim's music dips into James Blake-ish territory sometimes but he's got his own sound. Tonight is the third show of his January residency at Mercury Lounge.

Paul Simon, James Taylor, Bobby McFerrin, Dianne Reeves, Ravi Coltrane, Gil Goldstein @ The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall
The great Paul Simon leads this lineup of musicians and other unannounced guests who all come together tonight to raise money for cancer research at Columbia University Medical Center. The show is in honor of the memory of saxophonist Michael Brecker, who's performed with both Paul Simon and James Taylor, and many others.

Kazzie, Dougie F., Fetty Wap, KC Bandz @ SOB's
Tonight's edition of Hot 97's 'Who's Next' shows at SOB's features an all-NJ lineup, including Fetty Wap (the man behind "Trap Queen") and Mad Decent associate Dougie F.

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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January 19, 2015

Savages @ Baby's All Right last Monday (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Savages @ Baby's All Right
So begins the second week of UK band Savages' NYC residency where they're testing out new material for their second album. Sold out, as is their entire run.

Joey Bada$$ @ Rough Trade
Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$ releases his debut album B4.DA.$$ this week and tonight's he's celebrating with this show. To get in you'll need to buy a copy of the album at Rough Trade on the day of the show (the store opens at 11 AM), which gets you a wristband for the show. First of 3 NYC shows this week.

Steve Earle, Willy Mason @ City Winery
Long-running and always-active folk singer Steve Earle is releasing a new album with his longtime band The Dukes called Terraplane on February 17. You can hear some of that at Steve's City Winery residency.

Wyatt Cenac's Night Train @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac's weekly comedy series tonight features guests Hasan Minhaj, Joe Zimmerman, Nimesh Patel, and Nick Vatterott.

Vomitface, Laundry Day, Wax Darts @ Cake Shop
Jersey City trio Vomitface make sludgy, grungy rock and this is the third week of their January residency at Cake Shop.

Phantom Posse, Skylar Spence (DJ), Psychic Twin, Nadia Hulett @ Silent Barn
When iLoveMakonnen isn't making hype-y rap hits, he's playing as a member of the ambient pop collective Phantom Posse, who celebrate their new album at Silent Barn tonight.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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January 18, 2015

photo: Psychedelic Furs at The Paramount in 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
Psychedelic Furs

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

Johnny Hostile & Jehnny Beth, Gavin Russom, Holy Ghost! (DJ), The Juan Maclean (DJ), Nancy Whang (DJ), Sinkane (DJ), Museum of Love (DJ), Kris DFA (DJ) @ Baby's All Right
This is the DFA Winter Warmup party, featuring live sets from John & Jehn (aka the singer of Savages and her partner Johnny Hostile), and a "live synth session" with Gavin Russom. There's also an impressive array of DJ talent, featuring some of the biggest names on DFA's roster.

Psychedelic Furs, Royston Langdon @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
It's still okay to dance like Molly Ringwald, especially when seeing Richard and Tim Butler's veteran alt-rock group trot out on the hits. "Love My Way," "Into You Like a Train," and "President Gas" still sound great.

Cracker & Camper Van Beethoven @ BB King's
In the '80s, David Lowery found college radio success with the quirky Camper Van Beethoven, which he then parlayed into wider appeal with his '90s alt-rock band Cracker. Tonight you can hear songs from both.

Slim Twig, U.S. Girls @ Cake Shop
DFA recently reissued DFA reissued Slim Twig's 2012 album, A Hound at the Hem, which is definitely not a typical pick for the label, more avant-garde orchestral pop than four-on-the-floor disco action. He plays tonight with the arty girl group outfit U.S. Girls.

Curse Purse (w/ Gary Panter), Samara Lubelski + Marcia Bassett, CE Schneider Topical, KHF, Blessed Thistle @ Palisades
Curse Purse is a new-ish noise band featuring ex-Speedy Ortiz guitarist Matt Robidoux, Ted Lee of Zebu, and Miss Olivia Kennett, and tonight they play with legendary outsider/punk artist Gary Panter. Also on the bill is Chelsea Light Moving's Samara Lubelski and Marcia Bassett, CE Schneider Topical (mem Blanche Blanche Blanche) and more.

Eskimeaux, Adult Mom, Free Cake For Every Creature, Harpoon Forever @ Silent Barn
This bill brings together three regulars in NYC's twee singer/songwriter scene, as well as the more rocking NJ band Harpoon Forever.

Genocide Pact, NARC, Grudges @ Acheron
DC death metallers Genocide Pact are fresh off a performance at this weekend's A389 Bash, and tonight making their way to NYC.

Dillon Francis, Bro Safari, Chrome Sparks @ Terminal 5
Dillon Francis wraps up his three-night run at Terminal 5 tonight, and if you're going it's worth getting there on time for chillwaver Chrome Sparks.

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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January 17, 2015

Andrew WK w/ Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg @ Santo's, 2013 (more by Dan Bracaglia)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Helix, Palmistry, Tripletrain, Celestial Traxx, GENG @ Baby's All Right
This is a cool late-night dance party with Night Slugs producer Helix, future pop UK musician Palmistry, Teklife's Tripletrain and more.

Dr. Dog, Field Mouse @ Bowery Ballroom
Dr. Dog complete their 8-night NYC run tonight, and for the final show local alt-pop band Field Mouse are opening.

Soul Clap & Dance Off @ Brooklyn Bowl
Jonathan Toubin is halfway through his NYC Subway tour where he's DJing every night in January. Tonight is his monthly Soul Clap party with guest selector is TV on the Radio's Jaleel Bunton and guest judges include Jesse Malin and OJ from Xray Eyeballs

Ikebe Shakedown, Raja Kassis, The Love Supreme @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar is always a safe bet for weekend fun, with free live music to go with the assortment of games, shopping, microbrews and fancy food. Tonight's live lineup features the 12-strong soul band The Love Surpreme who mix originals with classic Motown/girl group songs.

Youth Worship, Night Squad, Dinner @ Cake Shop
When Asobi Seksu went on hiatus, guitarist James Hanna formed Youth Worship who follow in a similar, if more rocking, style. Tonight's show also features weird Dutch singer, Dinner, who is signed to Captured Tracks.

Dave Harrington, Valentin Stip, High Water @ Cameo Gallery
Nicolas Jaar's label Other People is presenting this night at Cameo which includes Nico's former Darkside partner Dave Harrington, their pal Valentin Stip (who opened their final show), and High Water, aka multi-instrumentalist Will Epstein, who's collaborated with Nico several times.

Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg, Andrew W.K. @ Gramercy Theatre
Drummer Marky Ramone has assembled a new band to play Ramones songs with Andrew WK on lead vocals.

Slim Twig, U.S. Girls, Eaters, Bottoms @ Palisades
DFA recently reissued DFA reissued Slim Twig's 2012 album, A Hound at the Hem, which is definitely not a typical pick for the label, more avant-garde orchestral pop than four-on-the-floor disco action. He plays tonight with avant-pop band U.S. Girls, synth-soundtrack lovers Eaters, and Bottoms.

Savages, Johnny Hostile @ Saint Vitus
It's the second of Savages' nine NYC shows this month where they're working out new material with us as guinea pigs. The first show was about 60% new stuff, all of which sounded pretty good. It's sold out. Opening is Johnny Hostile who is Savages' singer Jehnny Beth's partner.

Hand Job Academy, Atlantic Thrills, Heeney, High Pop, Strange Kids @ Shea Stadium
Hip hop trio Hand Job Academy released their debut album, #IKEAMONKEY, back in August which is loaded with snarky hipster-ish songs like "Lena Dunham" and "Pu$$y Chicken." You can stream it below.

Dillon Francis, Bro Safari, Anamanaguchi @ Terminal 5
Dillon Francis continues his 3-night run at Terminal 5 tonight, and we especially think it's worth showing up for chiptuners Anamanaguchi.

Haymaker, Rival Mob, Sex Prisoner, Brain Slug @ Acheron
Long-running Ontario grinders are fully back in action, having released their first new recordings in almost a decade in 2013. Fresh off a set at the A389 bash, they make their way to NYC tonight.

Wussy, Sam Haiman Band @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Cincinatti band Wussy was formed after Chuck Weaver's old band, Ass Ponys, broke up and continued in much the same indie rock fashion. Their most recent album, Attica!, came out last year.

Bill Frisell @ Lincoln Center
With help from violist Eyvind Kang, bassist Thomas Morgan, drummer Rudy Royston, and singer/violinist Petra Haden (That Dog), guitarist Bill Frisell is performing interpretations of classics from the big screen like "When You Wish Upon a Star," "Alfie," and "Moon River."

Joyce Manor, Mitski @ Amityville Music Hall and Tavern
Still fresh off their excellent third album, 2014's Never Hungover Again, Cali punks Joyce Manor wrap up their sold-out 4-night NYC-area run on Long Island tonight. For this one, they'll be joined by NYC's excellent singer/songwriter Mitski.

Rozwell Kid, Baked, Mr. Legs @ Rodrigue's Coffee House
Rozwell Kid, who you may have seen on tour last year with TWIABP, put out their Too Shabby LP on Broken World Media (Derrick from TWIABP's label) this past fall. It's chock full of scrappy '90s indie rock meets Thin Lizzy leads.

Adventure, Cleaners, Dali Vision, Still Weavens @ Palisades
Adventure, the chiptune project hailing from Baltimore's Wham City art scene, hasn't released an album since 2013's Weird Work, but has kept at it in the live realm and return to Brooklyn tonight.

A Night of Lou Reed & The Velvet Underground w/ The Brooklyn What, Peter Stampfel, Jeffrey Lewis, No One & The Somebodies, The Planes, Ghostpal, The Finks, Sharkmuffin, Old Table, Electric People, No Ice @ The Gutter
As the name of the show says, this is a Lou Reed / Velvet Underground tribute with a host of local acts. It's a $10 donation and all proceeds go to The Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment which goes towards legal defense of those arrested in the Ferguson protests.

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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January 16, 2015

photo: The Vaselines at The Bell House in 2012 (more by David Andrako)
Vaselines

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

The Vaselines, Amanda X @ Bell House
Scottish indie rock royalty The Vaselines have now released two albums since returning from a long hiatus, most recently with 2013's V is for Vaselines. They're a lot of fun live, with the banter between Frances McKee and Eugene Kelly providing almost as much entertainment as their songs. On past tours, the band has included members of Belle & Sebastian, but this time folks from Sons & Daughters and 1990s help out. Philadelphia's Amanda X are worth showing up early.

Dr. Dog, Yellerkin @ Bowery Ballroom
It's the second to last night of Dr. Dog's 8-night NYC run, and this one's with NY's Yellerkin.

Stephen Brodsky, King Collider @ Sugarcube
Following a happy hour with comedy, interviews and more at Sugarcube (Fulton & Front Streets), a night of free music takes over headlined by Stephen Brodsky, longtime frontman of metal shapeshifters Cave In, more recently frontman of punk/metal rippers Mutoid Man, and also an excellent solo artist.

Mike Pace and The Child Actors (ex-Oxford Collapse), ARMS, Lame Drivers @ Union Hall
Onetime leader of Oxford Collapse, Mike Pace is still mining similar indie rock territory. Which is just fine with us. Tonight's the record release show for his new album.

Karma To Burn, Sierra, Shitkill @ Saint Vitus
Instrumental stoner rock vets Karma to Burn reunited back in 2009 and stayed active, most recently releasing their Arch Stanton album in 2014. Tonight they make their way to NYC in support of that.

LODRO, Pawns, Bambara, Young Runner @ Palisades
If your taste runs dark, tonight's a good bill of somewhat sinister indie rock, with LODRO's bluesy/sultry swagger, Pawns' melodramatic postpunk, and the sheer force of Bambara.

LVL UP, Two Inch Astronaut, Dumb Talk, Pupppy @ Shea Stadium
This is a good bill of DIY rock, most notably for '90s-style indie rockers LVL UP and Dischord-inspired post-hardcore band Two Inch Astronaut.

Sam Owens, Video Daughters, Meenk, Laser Background, Mr. Twin Sister (DJ Set) @ Silent Barn
This show is a release party for the new Gravesend Recordings compilation tape and some the acts featured on it are performing. The night's headlined by Celestial Shore's Sam Owens.

Sporting Life (of Ratking), Show Me The Body, Tippwerk, The Taxidermists @ Silent Barn
Ratking gain the descriptor of "alt-rap" partially thanks to Sporting Life's off-kilter production, and he'll be showing that off in solo form tonight. This is the venue's late show.

Dillon Francis, Bro Safari, Anamanaguchi @ Terminal 5
EDM fans may want to know that Dillon Francis begins his 3-night run at Terminal 5 tonight, but even if you're not into EDM, chiptuners Anamanaguchi are worth catching.

Mantra Percussion, Wet Ink, Deborah Lohse and the Shakedown Dance Collective @ Winter Garden at Brookfield Place
It's the kickoff week for the 2015 Ecstatic Music Festival that aims to blur the line between rock/pop and modern composers. This event -- featuring Mantra Percussion performing specially commissioned works by Wet Ink with choreography by Deborah Lohse and the Shakedown Dance Collective -- is a free show

Bill Frisell @ Lincoln Center
With help from violist Eyvind Kang, bassist Thomas Morgan, drummer Rudy Royston, and singer/violinist Petra Haden (That Dog), guitarist Bill Frisell is performing interpretations of classics from the big screen like "When You Wish Upon a Star," "Alfie," and "Moon River."

Unlocking The Truth, Cinema Cinema, Netherlands, Wormburner @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Enjoy a night of food, drinks, arcade games, shopping and free rock and roll, headlined by the very young metal trio Unlocking the Truth, at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar tonight.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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