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October 7, 2014

Cloud Nothings at Pitchfork Fest 2014 (more by James Richards IV)
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Perfume Genius in Chicago in 2012 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
Perfume Genius

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

Cloud Nothings, Tyvek @ Irving Plaza
Cloud Nothings returned with another excellent album this year, Here and Nowhere Else, which like 2012's Attack on Memory continued to push their indie rock further into post-hardcore territories. Their shows are always great too (partially thanks to their maniacal drummer) and Tyvek's opening set should be a good fit.

Perfume Genius, Matteah Baim @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
While Perfume Genius has always been great, he takes a huge leap forward on his new record Too Bright, crossing over into previously unchartered sonic territory as far as his earlier albums were concerned.

Fleetwood Mac @ MSG
With Christine McVie back in the band for the first time since the late '90s, this is the Fleetwood Mac most people want to see. Expect the return of songs like "Songbird" and "You Make Loving Fun" to the setlist.

James Murphy (DJ set), Pete Tong (DJ set) @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Part of NY Super Week, coffemaker James Murphy and famed UK DJ Pete Tong will trade sets after a conversation with Endgame: The Calling author James Frey.

Big K.R.I.T., Two-9 @ Highline Ballroom
The buzz may have died down a bit for Big K.R.I.T., but just in terms of rhymes he's still one of the best there is in the newer-school rap scene. Two-9 have been seeming pretty promising too.

Xeno & Oaklander @ The Kitchen
The 'Synth Nights' series at The Kitchen continues tonight with moody synth duo Xeno & Oaklander who will play "an all-analogue synth set accompanied by a projection of new Super 8 films by Liz Wendelbo."

"Debut" w/ Julianna Barwick, Porcelain Raft, more @ Knockdown Center
Sleep No More performer Emily Terndrup and La Blogotheque director Derrick Belcham are premiering their new project "Debut" tonight, and will put on the show tomorrow and Thursday as well. "Debut" merges "independent music, contemporary dance theater and large-scale art installations." The music was written and will be performed by a very impressive cast of Julianna Barwick, Mauro Remiddi (Porcelain Raft), Ruby Kato Attwood and John Ancheta (Yamantaka // Sonic Titan), David Moore (Bing & Ruth), Jessie Stein (The Luyas), Hannah Epperson, Taraka Larson (Prince Rama) and Reed Smidebush (Muuny).

Gardens & Villa, Alex G, Grand Resort @ Bowery Ballroom
The once-buzzy Gardens & Villa team with the currently-buzzy Alex G tonight for this show which also includes Brooklyn indie poppers Grand Resort, so it's a pretty cool bill all around.

DJ Quik @ SOB's
Hip hop veteran DJ Quik has been at it for over two decades, and his most recent album, 2011's The Book of David, proved he's still going strong. He finally follows that album with The Midnight Life next week and tonight he plays a release show for it.

Matthewdavid, Cities Aviv, Trabajo, The Lark Kidder Band @ Death by Audio
Brainfeeder associate Matthewdavid goes in a hip hop/R&B direction on his new album, so teaming up with local rap weirdo Cities Aviv should be a good fit tonight.

Prince Rama, Puro Instinct, Leverage Models @ Glasslands
This is a cool bill with psych freaks Prince Rama, Puro Instinct whose dream pop heads in a bit of dancier direction on their new single, and Shannon from Stars Like Fleas' current band Leverage Models.

Vulture Shit, Big Ups, Flagland, Lost Boy?, Washer @ Palisades
Pretty much every band on this bill is a quality example of the punkier side of Brooklyn indie rock. If you only catch one band on this show tonight though, we especially recommend the Fugazi/Slint blend of Big Ups.

The Bangles @ City Winery
While some associate The Bangles with the silly but fun "Walk Like an Egyptian" and shmaltzy "Eternal Flame," the band got their start -- when they were just called The Bangs (as in Lester) -- as part of LA's early-'80s Paisley Underground scene that spawned Dream Syndicate, Rain Parade, and The Three O'Clock.

The People's Temple, The Mystery Lights, Mirror Queen @ Acheron
Lansing, MI band The People's Temple released Musical Garden earlier this year, which is arguably their best offering to date, mixing their established garage-psych influences with solid musicianship and a very solid batch of songs. There is no shortage of this sort of stuff out there, but these guys do it better than most. Tonight they headline Acheron ahead of their show this week at Santos with Bass Drum of Death.

Jackson Browne @ Beacon Theatre
An icon of the '70s California boomer singer-songwriter style, Jackson Browne released his 14th album, Standing in the Breach, this week. But expect lots of hits -- like "Running on Empty" and "The Pretender" -- as well as new songs.

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

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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October 6, 2014

Fleetwood Mac @ Jones Beach 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)

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

Fleetwood Mac @ Madison Square Garden
With Christine McVie back in the band for the first time since the late '90s, this is the Fleetwood Mac most people want to see see expect the return of songs like "Songbird" and "You Make Loving Fun" to the setlist.

GusGus, Kiko King & Creativemaze @ Highline Ballroom
Long-running Icelandic band GusGus, once part of the 4AD stable, have been making music for nearly 20 years, having released their ninth, very dancey, album, Mexico, in June via Kompakt.

The Bangles @ City Winery
While some associate The Bangles with the silly but fun "Walk Like an Egyptian" and shmaltzy "Eternal Flame," the band got their start -- when they were just called The Bangs (as in Lester) -- as part of LA's early-'80s Paisley Underground scene that spawned Dream Syndicate, Rain Parade, and The Three O'Clock.

Walter TV, Tonstartssbandht, Jerry Paper
Walter TV are probably best known as Mac DeMarco's backing band (that Mac often plays in). But the band, who are based outta LA these days (Mac's in Brooklyn) are going out on tour Mac-free this fall with Tonstartssbandht (whose Andy Boay is in the new lineup of Mac's band). Tonight's the tour kickoff.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac is back in the conductor's seat for this week's Night Train that features Sam Morril, Nate Fridson, and Alzo Slade.

Mike Birbiglia @ Union Hall
While Mike has been playing big rooms for his new show, "Thank God for the Jokes," he continues to hone his craft at these intimate "working it out" shows at Union Hall. Sold out.

Doug Loves Movies @ Gramercy Theatre
Doug Benson comes to NYC for another taping of his very popular podcast.

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

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October 5, 2014

Blood Bros
Blood Bros

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

The Blood Brothers, Violent Bullshit @ Warsaw
One of the 2000s' freakiest and most exciting post-hardcore bands The Blood Brothers are back and having played Central Park's Modern Sky Fest yesterday tonight they headline their first NYC show of the reunion (BrooklynVegan presents). The shows they've played so far have gotten great reviews so this should be a good one. Ex-Orchid band Violent Bullshit open. Sold out.

EMA, Doldrums, The Point @ Bowery Ballroom
EMA changed things up for this year's The Future's Void which is a bigger and weirder sounding album than its predecessor (both are great). Doldrums are a force of their own and make this a pretty unstoppable double bill. Opening is newer band The Point, who are the electronic pop duo of MEN's Michael O'Neill and former Lisps singer Sammy Tunis. Get there on time or you'll end up missing The Point.

Modern Sky Festival @ Central Park
It's the second day of the two-day Modern Sky Festival in Central Park with another good lineup that includes Cat Power, Stars, Amiee Mann & Ted Leo's band The Both, and more.

The Afghan Whigs, Joseph Arthur @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
he Afghan Whigs made a fine return with Do To The Beast, their first new album in 16 years that finds their gritty, grungy soul intact. Tonight they play with old pal Joseph Arthur.

Om, Watter @ Le Poisson Rouge
Emil Amos has been busy this year with his band Holy Sons, and Al CIsner has also been busy making new music for the first time in 20 years with Sleep (those two bands also recently played together). Tonight they're sharing the stage again, but this time as their awesome collaborative stoner doom band Om. Openers Watter include members of Grails (which Emil is also in) and Slint.

Pygmy Lush, Pink Wash, Mannequin Pussy, Alien Trilogy @ Death by Audio
With members of pg.99 and City of Caterpillar, you may expect Pygmy Lush to be a much heavier band than they are, but instead they make a blend of folk and post-rock that's intense in a much different way. Tourmates Pink Wash (mems Bleeding Rainbow, Hume) make noisy punk and Mannequin Pussy's shoegazy punk will be a good fit too.

Sinkane, Helado Negro @ Baby's All Right
Having played the night before at Modern Sky Festival's performance of William Onyeabor tribute "Atomic Bomb," Sinkane will be playing his own danceable, world-influenced music tonight. Will some of his special guest friends from the night before show up to help?

Small Black, Nicholas Nicholas, Mitski @ Brooklyn Flea
Music at Brooklyn Flea continues today with chillwave survivors Small Black headlining. We also recommend getting there on time for Mitski, who brings together airy folk and fuzzy punk in a way that works very well.

Matana Roberts (Coin Coin Wildcard), Knuckle Under @ Trans-Pecos
Contemporary jazz great Matana Roberts kicks off a three-night residency at Trans-Pecos tonight to workshop her new Coin Coin project "which blends together cut throat nyc improvisation, in your face experimentalism, free jazz/anti jazz narrative to explore topics of American history she is forever obsessed with."

Tiny Ruins, Sowlekil (Hamish Kilgour and Alex Sowles), Fasano @ Mercury Lounge
New Zealand-based Hollie Fullbrook makes music as Tiny Ruins, spare and delicate folk. Sowlekil is a new project from two drummers: Hamish Kilgour (The Clean) and Alex Sowles (Ganglians) though neither are playing drums here.


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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October 4, 2014

Lykke Li at The Apollo in May (more by Gretchen Robinette)
Lykke Li

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

Modern Sky Festival @ Central Park
It's day 1 of the two-day Modern Sky Festival in Central Park with a good lineup that includes the reunited Blood Brothers, art rock/electronic/etc greats Liars, a William Onyeabor tribute (featuring Peaking Lights, Dead Prez, Pharoah Sanders, Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor and more), among others. Blood Brothers hang around NYC for a BV-presented Warsaw show tomorrow too.

Lykke Li @ Radio City Music Hall
With her new album, Lykke Li has fully transformed from light entertainment to Serious Artist, and with it has come bigger and bigger audiences. (If she played "Little Bit" and "Breaking Up" we wouldn't think less of her, though.) Radio City's tony vibe should fit with her sound nicely.

The Afghan Whigs, Charles Bradley @ Beacon Theater
The Afghan Whigs made a fine return with Do To The Beast . Tonight they play in perhaps the nicest room in Manhattan, well paired with Charles Bradley's vintage soul.

Screaming Females, Pujol, Mal Blum @ Knitting Factory
Screaming Females always put on a roaring show that's dissonant but catchy, full of guitar solos, and must be seen. Garage rockers Pujol are always a treat too.

Downtown Fest w/ Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks, Atlas Sound, Tobacco, Mas Ysa, Vacationer, Computer Magic & more @ Webster Hall
It's Downtown Fest's second of two days taking over all three rooms of Webster Hall with Animal Collective member Avey Tare's band Slasher Flicks, Deerhunter singer Bradford Cox's solo project Atlas Sound, Black Moth Super Rainbow-related Tobacco and more.

Mr. Twin Sister, Moon King, Zula @ Baby's All Right
While adding a title to their name is questionable (SEO), there's no denying the lushly orchestrated dance music on Mr. Twin Sister's new album that evokes mid-'90s Bjork and Everything But the Girl. We're hoping there will be live strings at tonight's show, we shall see. If you're going to this sold out show, do get there for Toronto's Moon King who make exciting, shoegazy pop.

Big Freedia, La Chev (DJ Set), Friendly Ghost @ Glasslands
Stop watching Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" video or Miley Cyrus with Robin Thicke and go to Glasslands where Big Freedia will show you how twerking's really done.

La Roux, Midnight Magic @ Terminal 5
In the five years since La Roux made her acclaimed debut, Elly Jackson split from her songwriting partner, lost her voice -- both creatively and literally -- and spent the time since getting it back. Those issues, hinted at with the title of her new album, Trouble in Paradise, seem to have been worked out as singles "Uptight Downtown" and "Tropical Chancer" have a buoyant quality to them that recalls the charming pop of Bananarama. That's a good thing, by the way.

Tokimonsta, Made In Heights @ Le Poisson Rouge
Tokimonsta's ready for bigger stages than LPR at this point, which of course explains why this is sold out and it's sure to be nuts.

FREEMAN, Arc Iris @ Bowery Ballroom
FREEMAN, the new band from former Ween singer Aaron "Gene" Freeman, released their debut album earlier this summer which is perhaps a little less cheese (and chocolate) than his old band but still with all the tasty noodles.

Sick of It All, H2O, Wisdom In Chains, White Collar Crime @ Irving Plaza
Sick of It All and H2O team up for a night of classic New York hardcore at Irving tonight.

JG Thirlwell & Sarah Lipstate, The Soft Pink Truth @ Saint Vitus
Foetus' JG Thirlwell and Noveller's Sarah Lipstate team for a duo set tonight which should be super interesting to see, especially if you're into this kind of stuff. The Soft Pink Truth is the genre-tweaking sideproject of Matmos' Drew Daniel who just released a deconstructionist take on black metal, Why Do the Heathens Rage?, and that should be interesting to see as well.

Las Rosas, Sam Coffee & The Iron Lung, A Rex & J Rex, Blonde Elvis @ Death By Audio
If you dig late-'60s paisley psych/surf/garage, Las Rosas are probably Brooklyn's finest exporters of that sound. (They're kinda the East coast Allah-Las.) They headline this show that features other garagey bands, plus Toronto's glammy Blonde Elvis who are worth getting there early for.

Happiness (members of Deer Tick), Wicked Kind (members of Titus Andronicus), Ron Gallo @ Glasslands
There's some current and former members of some pretty cool bands on this bill, including Happiness which has three Deer Tick members including former Titus Andronicus member Ian O'Neil. And other Titus members are in the band Wicked Kind who play right before them.

Langhorne Slim, Osei Essed @ City Winery
Folk rocker Langhorne Slim last played NYC two months ago opening for Old Crow Medicine Show in Central Park, and here's a chance to see him headline in a much more intimate environment.

Radical Dads, The Suzan, Red Sneakers, Quiet Down @ Muchmore's
Celebrate the release of Radical Dads' new cassette at tonight's show and dig into their classic indie rock sound which they do better than most. Japanese expats The Suzan are a lot of fun too. Dance at your  own peril, however.

Jeffrey Lewis & The Jrams, Shilpa Ray, Palberta @ Palisades
Jeffrey Lewis and Shilpa Ray have both been two consistently great names on the NYC scene for a while now, and tonight's a cool chance to see them together.

Talib Kweli Band of Skulls, ASTR @ Sonos Studio
The shows at Sonos Studio (that you had to RSVP for, now closed) continue tonight with the very active and always entertaining hip hop veteran Talib Kweli. UPDATE: Talib dropped off but Band of Skulls and ASTR are playing instead.

mewithoutYou, The Appleseed Cast, Hop Along @ Starland Ballroom
Literate/spiritual Philly art rockers mewithoutYou are currently on the road celebrating the tenth anniversary of their genre-defying Catch For Us The Foxes. Support is equally excellent, coming from emo-turned-post-rock vets The Appleseed Cast and a great newer Philly band, Hop Along. The tour hits NYC later this month, but is nearby for tonight's NJ show.

Doug E Fresh, Rakim, Slick Rick, Big Daddy Kane, Biz Markie @ NYCB Theatre at Westbury
Head to Long Island for this show tonight which has no shortage of undeniable hip hop legends.

Bassnectar, Big Gigantic, Rusko, Paper Diamond @ Madison Square Garden
You may just want to steer clear of this one all together, but if EDM is your thing it's not like you'll find a better lineup somewhere else in NYC 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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October 3, 2014

Peaking Lights at Austin Psych Fest 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
Peaking Lights

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

Danny Brown @ House Of Vans
Danny Brown not only makes killer rap albums but he has a super excitable live show that's partially due to his love of trap/EDM beats. You had to RSVP for this show and that's now closed.

Mr. Twin Sister, Ava Luna, Touch @ Baby's All Right
While adding a title to their name is questionable (SEO), there's no denying the lushly orchestrated dance music on Mr. Twin Sister's new album that evokes mid-'90s Bjork and Everything But the Girl. We're hoping there will be live strings at tonight's show, we shall see.

Peaking Lights, Blazer Sound System @ Baby's All Right
Immediately after Mr. Twin Sister you can see dubby LA duo Peaking Lights whose new album Cosmic Logic has a bit of a new wave feel.

Peaking Lights @ Other Music
You can also catch Peaking Lights at this free in-store earlier in the night though space is limited at OM's tiny space. 9 PM.

Downtown Boys, Joyride, Nona, Adult Mom, Arm Candy, Alice @ Silent Barn
Among other things, this is the last NYC show Nona will play (and second to last show overall) before they break up. The Philly band only first came onto our radar earlier this year with their excellent melodic punk debut Through The Head. Catch them while you still can. Also on tonight's show are the political and crazy fun Downtown Boys, who are very much a see-it-live band, and joyride! who are pretty likeminded to Nona.

Downtown Fest w/ Kiesza, Autre Ne Veut, IAMSU!, Zebra Katz, Saint Pepsi @ Webster Hall
Tonight's the second night of Downtown Fest (and first of the 2-night stand at Webster Hall) with a diverse lineup of rising pop singer Kiesza, alt-R&B weirdo Autre Ne Veut, two very different rappers IAMSU! and Zebra Katz, and Saint Pepsi.

Animal Collective (DJ set) @ Brooklyn Bowl
While Panda Bear is getting his new album ready for the world (presumably, at least), the other three members of Animal Collective are spinning tunes from the DJ booth. Tonight's their second of three Brooklyn Bowl dates on this tour, the next happening in November.

Cro-Mags, The Wilding Incident, Heavy Chains, Ache @ Saint Vitus
Hometown crossover thrash heroes Cro-Mags still party like it's 1989 and tonight they'll do so at Saint Vitus with a pretty well-matched support bill, including Sacha Jenkins' band The Wilding Incident. (Sacha is also in White Mandingos with Cro-Mags' pal Darryl of Bad Brains.)

Richard Reed Parry (of Arcade Fire) @ Sonos Studios at NeueHouse
When he's not playing in one of the biggest rock bands in the world, Richard Reed Parry is a key member of the indie/classical scene, and this year's solo album Music for Heart and Breath is very much in that realm. You had to RSVP for tonight's show, and that's now closed.

Weird Womb, Slavve, Tape Deck Mountain, The Gondoliers @ Shea Stadium
Slavve, the duo which features onetime Surfer Blood drummer Marcos Marchesani, released their self-titled EP this summer, full of hard-hitting lo-fi rock. Tape Deck Mountain, the shoegazy former San Diegans, released Sway last year. Their tour together wraps up tonight.

Nude Beach, Juniper Rising, Organs, Roya @ Union Pool
Nude Beach's blue collar power pop has echoes of guys like Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Costello, and they certainly do a good job with it. They're a few weeks away from releasing their new album, 77 (which is also a year it sounds like it could've been released in), and we'll likely get a good chunk of that tonight. Habibi/The Clean-related band Roya are worth catching as well. UPDATE: Nude Beach dropped off.

Odesza, Ambassadeurs, Hayden James @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Electronic duo Odesza keep moving up in the world and this week they return to NYC for their two biggest headlining shows here so far, both of which are sold out. This is the second.

Odesza (DJ set), Ambassadeurs (DJ set), Hayden James (DJ set) @ Rough Trade
After the MHOW show, Odesza will head over a few blocks to Rough Trade to DJ the afterparty. Also sold out.

The Juan Maclean (DJ Set), Nancy Whang (The Juan Maclean/LCD Soundsystem) @ Cameo Gallery
The Juan Maclean's new album, In a Dream, has some killer dancepop. Tonight both Juan and Nancy Whang will be on the decks spinning tunes all night. When are we going to get a live show, though?

Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Sex Jams, Honne Wells @ Death By Audio
Baltimore beat duo Ed Schrader's Music Beat are going on tour with Austrian band Sex Jams which should make for a night of shouty, punky, party-friendly fun.

Dreamsalon, Cyanide Tooth, Deaf Wish, Silk Purse @ Trans-Pecos
Australia's Deaf Wish make sludgy indie rock, equally at home with melody and distortion pedals.Their name, by the way, is no joke: wear earplugs.

Suffocation, Kataklysm, Jungle Rot, Pyrexia, Internal Bleeding @ Gramercy Theatre
NYDM stalwarts Suffocation are headlining this show and they'll be joined by a full bill of respected old dogs including co-headliners Kataklysm, Jungle Rot, Pyrexia, and Internal Bleeding

People Get Ready, Dave Harrington (One Heart Trio), Invisible Familiars @ Glasslands
NYC pop collective People Get Ready, whose lineup includes current and former members of David Byrne's band, Yeasayer, A Sunny Day In Glasgow and others, have been pretty busy this year and they squeeze in another local show tonight. Though Darkside is now done, member Dave Harrington is keeping busy and performing a trio set tonight.

Dave Hill, Valley Lodge, Mike Doughty, Sabrina Jalles, Carla Rhodes, Joseph Keckler, Dark Mirrors @ Union Hall
Dave Hill's variety show "Meet Me in the Bathroom and Tell Me All Your Secrets" returns to Union Hall with a hosts of funny/musical guests, including onetime Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty.

The Great Void, Life Size Maps, Woozy, Bluffing @ Palisades
There's some cool bands on this bill including Twin Shadow/Autre Ne Veut collaborator The Great Void, synth rockers Life Size Maps, the mathy Woozy, and the poppy Bluffing.

The Figgs, Boy Morgan @ Mercury Lounge
Saratoga Springs power pop trio The Figgs are one of the most underrated bands of the last 20 years, bringing tight musicianship, catchy songs and a genuine sense of fun to their shows.

Steve Nieve, Tall Ulysse @ City Winery
Keyboardist in The Attractions and The Imposters, Steve Nieve knows Elvis Costello's songs pretty well. He'll play them tonight with special guest Tall Ulysse.

A Great Big Pile Of Leaves, Diamond Youth, Prawn, Field Mouse @ Asbury Lanes
The Topshelf Records tour hit NYC last night and tonight it's nearby for a show in Asbury Park. The lineup shows how diverse that label has really become: AGBPOL make Minus the Bear-y math pop, Diamond Youth have kind of a QOTSA-meets-Weezer thing going on, Prawn do Kinsella-style emo, and Field Mouse make shiny '90s-style alt pop.

Tonight's Woman's Hour show @ Rough Trade has been cancelled.

The Queers and Richie Ramone were supposed to play Santos tonight but that's been cancelled.

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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October 2, 2014

Ariel Pink at Mexican Summer 5 (more by PSquared)
Ariel

Real Estate at FYF 2014 (more by Adela Loconte)
Real Estate

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

Ariel Pink, Puro Instinct @ Baby's All Right
Ariel Pink's new double album, pom pom, is eccentric even by his own out-there standards ("Dinosaur Carebears" will test the skip-button desires of many) but it also contains some wonderful pop. Hear it all (or most of it) live tonight at the late-start show with Puro Instinct as DJs.

Real Estate, Peaking Lights, Regal Degal, Tom Scharpling (DJ set) @ Terminal 5
NJ janglers Real Estate play their biggest NYC show yet, with strong support from LA dance-dub duo Peaking Lights, and Brooklyn artrockers Regal Degal. WFMU-DJ-turned-indie-rock-video-director Tom Scharpling spins tunes in between set (or something).

Hercules and Love Affair (live) @ Verboten
Hercules & Love Affair released their new album, The Feast of the Broken Heart, back in May. Guests on this one include John Grant who provides vocals on two tracks, including single "I Try To Talk To You." Tonight's an actual live set from the band, not a DJ gig.

Ausmuteants, Deaf Wish, Pampers, Degreaser @ Death By Audio
If you like your punk on the arty side and aren't against some keyboards, tonight's a killer lineup at DbA. Australian band Ausmuteans and Deaf Wish headline and Brooklyn bashers Pampers and Degreasers open.

Odesza, Hayden James, Ambassadeurs @ Bowery Ballroom
Electronic duo Odesza keep moving up in the world and this week they return to NYC for their two biggest headlining shows here so far, both of which are sold out. This is the first, MHOW tomorrow.

Jungle, Beaty Heart @ Irving Plaza
Enigmatic when it comes to press shots and music videos, UK dance act Jungle are a seven-or-eight piece band live, more than capable of bringing the grooves to the stage, even if maybe all their songs sound exactly alike.

A Great Big Pile Of Leaves, Diamond Youth, Prawn, Field Mouse @ The Studio At Webster Hall
This is the NYC stop of the Topshelf Records tour, which shows how diverse that label has really became. AGBPOL make Minus the Bear-y math pop, Diamond Youth have kind of a QOTSA-meets-Weezer thing going on, Prawn do Kinsella-style emo, and Field Mouse make shiny '90s-style alt pop.

Krill, Sorority Noise, Told Slant, Pinegrove @ Shea Stadium
Cool bill at Shea tonight with quirky indie rockers Krill, emo-y indie rockers Sorority Noise, and the emotional but not emo-y Told Slant.

LVL UP, Crying, Brunch, Mitski @ Silent Barn
A similarly-styled show to the Shea show goes down at Silent Barn with '90s-style rockers LVL UP, chiptuners Crying, ex-Krill drummer's new band Brunch, and art pop songwriter turned lo-fi ace, Mitski.

Geryon, Gates (Toronto), Oneirogen, New Firmament @ Trans-Pecos
Invisible Oranges is presenting this show that includes two of the better local metal bands, Geryon and Oneirogenm plus Toronto's Gates and ex-Extra Life band New Firmament.

Danny Brown @ Sonos Studios
Danny Brown not only makes killer rap albums but he has a super excitable live show that's partially due to his love of trap/EDM beats. You had to RSVP for this show and that's now closed.

House Party ft. Danny Brown, Just Blaze, DJ Soul, Electric Punany @ Webster Hall
After the Sonos show, Danny will join Just Blaze at his weekly House Party at Webster Hall to keep the party going late. As always, House Party starts at 10 PM.

Rakim, Slick Rick @ Stage 48
Two undeniable legends of hip hop, Rakim and Slick Rick, team up at Stage 48 tonight. Expect a show chock full of the classics.

Delta Spirit, Peter Matthew Bauer @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
The folk rockin' Delta Spirit put out a new album, Into The Wide, earlier this month and tonight they're on the third of three nights in NYC in support of it. Making this one even better, The Walkmen's Peter Matthew Bauer, who's got a solid solo record out, is opening. Like the last two, tonight's is sold out.

Letherette, Girl Unit, Eli Escobar, Cry Baby @ Output
Good lineup all around for Output's always-impressive weekly INPUT party tonight. There's NInja Tune's Letherette and Night Slugs' Girl Unit, plus solid local house producer Eli Escobar and Cry Baby of NYC's House on Mute party.

Dan'l Boone, Yellow Tears, Ligature @ Saint Vitus
Dan'l Boone have members of Royal Trux, Wolf Eyes, AIDS Wolf and more, and if you're into those bands you probably have an idea of what to expect from Dan'l Boone. Their new record came out last week on Drag City and tonight they're in NYC to celebrate with the urine-soaked Yellow Tears and Christopher Hansell's Ligature project.

Cro-Mags, Ensign, Real Cops, White Collar Crime LLC, School Drugs @ Asbury Lanes
NYC crossover vets Cro-Mags play their hometown tomorrow, but if seeing them in Asbury Park is more your thing (or you've just gotta catch them twice), here's your chance.

Chalk and Numbers, Souvenir Stand, Pale Lights, The Meaning of Life @ Cake Shop
A good evening of indiepop tonight with girl group-y Chalk & Numbers, the Felt/Lloyd Cole-esque jangle of Pale Lights and more.

Woman's Hour @ Mercury Lounge
UK band Woman's Hour make ethereal, melancholic soul and their debut album is a nice listen. UPDATE: This is actually cancelled and tomorrow's Rough Trade show appears to be also.

Black Flag were supposed to play Grand Victory tonight but that show has been cancelled.

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

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October 1, 2014

King Khan at LPR in June (more by Chris La Putt)
King Khan

Blake Mills at Capitol Theatre in 2012 (more by David Andrako)
Blake Mills

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

Blake Mills, yMusic @ Le Poisson Rouge
When not working and touring with Fiona Apple, Blake Mills makes his own accomplished blues folk. His new album, Heigh Ho, just came out and tonight's the release show. It's sold out, but if you bought a ticket you got a copy of the record as a bonus.

Bryan Ferry, Dawn Landes @ Beacon Theatre
He's been battling a throat infection which has forced him to cancel a few recent shows, but the onetime Roxy Music singer and still-suave dude will be playing tonight's show. He's got a guest-filled album on the way soon.

The Black Lips, King Khan & BBQ Show, LiveFastDie @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
This two-night NYC stand (yesterday at Irving Plaza) sounds like trouble -- in a good way. A double-dose of party-friendly garage and soul, get in it.

Jack and Eliza, Larry and the Babes @ Baby's All Right
If you miss the winsome, early days of Slow Club, this Brooklyn duo make a similarly sweet sound. Tonight's the release show for their debut EP. Early show, over before 9 PM.

Team Spirit, Sunflower Bean, Bluffing @ Baby's All Right
Team Spirit, the band fronted by former Passion Pit member Ayad Al Adhamy, finally released their debut album, titled Killing Time, which is out via via Vice/WB. Help them celebrate tonight with up-and-comers Sunflower Bean and Bluffing. You get a free CD with entry. 9 PM doors.

Arrington de Dionyso, Yonatan Gat, Dear Leader @ Death by Audio
Arrington de Dionyso makes "trans-utopian world music for a world that exists in fever dreams and halucinations." You may also know him from his old band, Old Time Relijun. Also playing: former Monotonix man Yonatan Gat.

Bambara, Dheatd Refuge, Nola Gras, Teen Injection @ Trans-Pecos
Brooklyn's Bambara sound like their name: loud and pummelling. A little dark too, last year's Dream Violence mixes gothy shoegaze with a good sense of melody, plus shringy feedback.

The Blow, DJ Dapwell @ Union Pool
This is the first of The Blow's three Union Pool "unplugged" residency shows. Says Khaela: "These shows are a laboratory for working out new ways of performing electronic music live. We will be performing songs, just songs, from the extended Blow catalog." Ok then!

Jungle @ Warsaw
Enigmatic when it comes to press shots and music videos, UK dance act Jungle are a seven-or-eight piece band live, more than capable of bringing the grooves to the stage, even if maybe all their songs sound exactly alike.

Tycho, Beacon, Christopher Willits @ Terminal 5
Tycho's downtempo IDM really comes off more like post-rock live, where they play as a full band and are heavy on the viiiibes, man.

Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Sex Jams, Honne Wells @ Cake Shop
Baltimore duo Ed Schrader's Music Beat make rackety post-punk with just a bass and a floor tom, but you'd never think it doesn't sound full. They always put on a good show.

Delta Spirit, Streets of Laredo @ Bowery Ballroom
The folk rockin' Delta Spirit put out a new album, Into The Wide, earlier this month and tonight they're on the second of three nights in NYC in support of it. All three are sold out.

Movement, The Mast, Lemonade (DJ) @ Glasslands
Australian trio Movement offer a moody take on the whole indie/R&B thing going on at the moment. They opened for Banks at Terminal 5 last night but tonight you can catch them in a much more intimate environment.

Balance and Composure, Seahaven, Creepoid @ Irving Plaza
Balance & Composure and Seahaven are the two bigger names on this bill, but if you're going we especially recommend showing up on time for Creepoid too. The Philly band's mix of shoegaze and slowcore does a lot of justice to the '90s bands in that style and they're good live too.

Living Room, Caravela, Vasudeva, Bethlehem Steel @ Saint Vitus
Tonight Vitus hosts a pretty cool bill of bands that lean towards emo, indie rock or a little bit of both. Living Room, who put out their enjoyable Braid-ish album Moonchaser this past August, are headlining the night.

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.

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September 30, 2014

Black Lips at House of Vans in July (more by Chris La Putt)
Black Lips

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

The Black Lips, King Khan & BBQ Show, Habibi @ Irving Plaza
This two-night NYC stand (tonight at at Irving Plaza, Wednesday at MHOW) sounds like trouble -- in a good way. A double-dose of party-friendly garage and soul, get in it.

Eternal Summers, Darlings, Boytoy @ Knitting Factory
Last time Eternal Summers were through, they played a LOT of new songs from their next album which is already in the can. Expect new ones tonight too. Support is good tonight, with Darlings' poppy indie rock, and Boytoy's hair-in-the-face shoegaze.

The Raveonettes, Coves @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Danish duo The Raveonettes released their best album in half a decade -- the kinda funky, surf-inspired Pe'ahi -- this summer and this is their first of two MHOW shows. Opening duo Coves make a similar brand of fuzzy pop, worth getting their early for.

The Big Sleep, Lymbyc Systym, Nicholas Nicholas @ Baby's All Right
Eleven years and going, NYC indie vets The Big Sleep remain a live force. The band have a new album due sometime soon and you can get a preview tonight -- and this show is with another long-running Brooklyn band, Lymbyc Systym.

QUAD, Winstons @ Baby's All Right
This is the first of QUAD's late-night residency at Baby's and the shows start at midnight and are free. QUAD spun off of Spires and have a similar '60s-meets-Madchester vibe.

Spoon, Dev Hynes, Best Coast & more @ Sonos Studios
The wireless speaker makers are bringing their curated lounge to NYC with some serious bands/musicians performing free sets, as well as talks and exhibitions. RSVPs, unsurprisingly with today's lineup, are full for the music portion.

Heaven, Dead Leaf Echo, The Stargazer Lilies @ Union Pool
It's a night of dark-tinged ethereal rock and all three bands do it well. Wear black.

Rise Against, Touche Amore, Radkey @ Wellmont Theatre
The band we're most excited about on this bill is Touche Amore, who make ambitious, serious, and sincere post-hardcore and are never short of fantastic at their shows.

Delta Spirit @ Mercury Lounge
The folk rockin' Delta Spirit put out a new album, Into The Wide, earlier this month and tonight they begin a three-night NYC run in support of it. All three are sold out.

RVIVR, Aye Nako, Shellshag, Slingshot Dakota @ Saint Vitus
RVIVR's fight against sexism/homophobia/etc is as radical as their pop punk is catchy. Tonight they team with three bands who are all a bit different but will fit with them well: the also-political Aye Nako, long-running DIY duo Shellshag, and Pennsylvania indie pop band Slingshot Dakota.

The Prettiots, Fiona Silver, Sleepy Kitty, Alice Limoges @ Pianos
Sleepy Kitty count former Harvey Danger drummer Evan Sult as a member, but they're not too similar to that band, instead sounding more like a grungier Best Coast.

Banks, Movement @ Terminal 5
Two members of the indie/R&B crossover team up at Terminal 5 tonight, with the very quickly rising Banks headlining this sold out show.

EULA, Short Nerve (feat. Greg Saunier [of Deerhoof], Ofir Ganon & special guest), Adam Schatz, Andra, Nose Fixer, DJ Jackie Yo, plus words from Speedy Ortiz's Sadie Dupuis, Hilly Eye's Amy Klein & more @ Glasslands
This big show with various art forms, collaborations and more goes down with music from noise rockers EULA, Short Nerve (a collaboration with a Deerhoof member and a special guest promised), Brooklyn everywhere-man Adam Schatz and more, plus Speedy Ortiz's Sadie Dupuis and Hilly Eye's Amy Klein will be speaking, and there's also "movement" and "photo works" at the show. More info here.

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

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September 29, 2014

The Raveonettes in Chicago, 2012 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
Raveonettes

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

The Raveonettes, Coves @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Danish duo The Raveonettes released their best album in half a decade -- the kinda funky, surf-inspired Pe'ahi -- this summer and this is their first of two MHOW shows. Opening duo Coves make a similar brand of fuzzy pop, worth getting their early for.

Lucinda Williams @ Rough Trade
Acclaimed roots singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams releases her new double album, Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone, this week and celebrates with this very intimate show. To get in you need to buy a copy of the new LP at Rough Trade today (store opens at 11 AM) and you'll get a wristband to get in.

Neil Diamond @ Erasmus Hall High School
Born and raised in Brooklyn, pop legend Neil Diamond has apparently never played a concert in his hometown borough. That will change...TODAY! It's at his old high school, Erasmus Hall High School.

The Rebel, Pop. 1280, Silk Purse, Hexbreaker Quartet @ Death by Audio
The Rebel is the current musical project of Ben Wallers from Scottish band Country Teasers. Fans of Mekons, The Fall and other thoughtful, arty punks, take note.

GBH, Hot Blood, Born Annoying and Stag Party @ Asbury Lanes
UK punk icons GBH are celebrating their 35th anniversary with a tour -- time to get charged.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac is back in the conductor's seat for this week's Night Train that features Matt Koff, Claudia Cogan, Will Miles, and Chris Lamberth.

Titus Andronicus @ Cake Shop
The mighty Titus play a "private" show billed as a "bartender gig" which was free with RSVP (which is now closed).

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

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September 28, 2014

Robert Plant at Prospect Park in 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Robert Plant

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

Robert Plant (and the Sensational Space Shifters) @ BAM
Maybe Led Zeppelin will never reunite, but Robert Plant and his band the Sensational Space Shifters (including members of Massive Attack and Portishead) get the Led out on their tours and their original material's not half bad either. Tonight's the second of two BAM shows, part of Nonesuch Records at BAM.

Man Man, Saint Rich @ Le Poisson Rouge
Eccentric rockers Man Man return to NYC for this free show which Lagunitas is presenting. RSVP is closed.

Twin Peaks, Honduras, Roya @ Brooklyn Flea
The Brooklyn Flea hosts music again this afternoon, this time from raucous Chicago garage rockers Twin Peaks, garagey Brooklyn indie band Honduras and The Clean/Habibi-related band Roya.

Lydia Loveless, Nathan Xander, Xenia Sky @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Lydia Loveless makes alt-country with the kick of a cowboy boot and some rock n roll swagger. She's already played NYC opening for two veteran bands this year (Old 97s and Camper Van Beethoven) and tonight she headlines one of her own.

Bastard Sapling, Geryon, Belus @ The Acheron
USBMers Bastard Sapling are on the heels of a killer new album, and tonight their tour hits NYC with the great Geryon and Belus. If you're going, no band on this bill is to be missed.

Slaughter & the Dogs, Shocked Minds, Drunken Rampage @ Grand Victory
'70s era British punks Slaughter & the Dogs have been kicking again since the '90s and tonight they're in NYC for their second of two shows here.

Shawn Colvin, Steve Earle @ State Theatre
Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle just wrapped up a tour together, titled "Songs and Stories, Together Onstage," which did not hit the NYC area but they're coming pretty close tonight. This should be a nice night with two great songwriters.

Hannibal Buress @ Knitting Factory
Hannibal Buress hasn't been able to do his free Knitting Factory Sunday show in a while, seeing as he's been killing it on the Oddball Comedy tour, but he's back tonight. Big name guests regularly show up at these, and Hannibal's been becoming a pretty big name himself lately too.

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

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