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June 11, 2015

Luna / Lower Dens (more by Greg Cristman)
Luna
Lower Dens

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

Luna, Chris Forsythe & the Solar Motel Band @ McCarren Park (Northside)
It's been 10 years since Luna last played NYC so it's nice that their return is a free outdoor show where their mellow sound can soundtrack the the sunset. RSVP closes at noon!

HEALTH, ITAL, Show Me The Body, Pictureplane (DJ Set) @ Baby's All Right (Northside)
HEALTH's major label debut, Death Magic, is on the way, and from the sound of its new single the noise pop band is embracing the "pop" side of that genre more than ever before. Good openers on tonight's show too.

Lower Dens, TEEN @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (Northside)
Lower Dens' new album, Escape from Evil, finds Jana Hunter opening up a little, both emotionally and melodically, making for the band's most satisfying album to date.

Duck Down BBQ w/ Buckshot, Smif N Wessun, Sean Price & Rock of Heltah Skeltah, Kirk Knight & CJ Fly of Pro Era, Chelsea Reject, Raz Fresco, Young M.A, DJs Statik Selektah and Mr. Green @ Betsy Head Memorial Park
Once again, local hip hop label Duck Down is throwing a big free party with a bunch of their artists and other talented friends, and the show will have free food and gear as well. Like last year, BrooklynVegan is proudly one of the sponsors.

Bad Religion, Plague Vendor @ Bowery Ballroom
Punk veterans Bad Religion are on night 3 of their four-night stand in NYC tonight, and tonight's show has them playing all 20th century material. Tomorrow they do 21st century songs to wrap up the run. The much newer but also great Epitaph punk band Plague Vendor opens all shows.

Sinkane, Ryan Rahseed @ 501 Union St
Ahmed Gallab will be bringing back the Atomic Bomb: Who is William Onyeabor? show to Bonnaroo this weekend but he'll be warming up his musical juices at this show tonight.

Les Sins, TACHES @ Output
When Chaz Bundick isn't making pop music under his Toro y Moi moniker, he goes in a more heady electronic direcetion with Les Sins.

Ed Schrader's Music Beat, PC Worship, Guerilla Toss @ Palisades (Northside)
Here's a good showcase of the arty, noisy and weird, featuring Baltimore's party prisoners Ed Schrader's Music Beat, the noisy PC Worship and new DFA signees Guerilla Toss.

Jacco Gardner, Nap Eyes @ Rough Trade (Northside)
Jacco Gardner recrates the mushroom tea psychedelia of 1967, almost as if he's got a time machine or has extracted genes from amber. Melotrons, harpsichords, strings and earth tones abound, and he's a talented songwriter in addition to getting the sonics right.

The Business, Gangway!, Radio Daze @ Saint Vitus (Northside)
Oi! punk vets The Business are known for putting on wild shows, and tonight's should be no exception.

Future Punx, Beth Israel, Heaven's Gate, Pill, WALL @ Silent Barn
Dull Tools presents much of their roster tonight, including the very fun and new wave-y Future Punx, Austin synth-punks Beth Isreal, superior psych-rockers Heaven's Gate and the skronky Pill.

Charly Bliss, Wildhoney, Beverly, Expert Alterations, The Spook School, Raindeer, Cloud Cover, Diet Cig @ Alphaville (Northside)
This is the Kanine Records Showcase which is the place to be tonight if you have any inclination towards hazy indiepop, with the sweet spot being the run from Scottish band The Spook School through Baltimore's terrific Wildhoney.

Ringo Deathstarr, RIG 1, Armstrong Leigh, New Myths, Casual Strangers @ Grand Victory (Northside)
There is no shortage of shoegaze bands these days -- either OG bands who've reformed or new bands influenced by them -- but Austin trio Ringo Deathstar do it better than most.

Tall Juan, Johnny Aries, Sharkmuffin, Ludlow Ejacula, The Britanys, Whitewash @ The Gutter (Northside)
Originally from Buenos Aries, Argentina, Tall Juan has been making music in NYC for a couple years now, and you may have seen him playing with another Juan (Wauters) at shows recently (and as part of The Beets). Like Wauters, he makes ramshackle, garagey folk-pop.

Cultfever, The Midnight Hollow, Adam Torres, Leggy @ Union Pool (Northside)
It's the Pancakes & Whiskey Northside showcase, and one band we especially recommend catching is Ohio's Leggy, who make very good punkish indie rock.

Femi Kuti (and The Positive Force), EMEFE, DJ Greg Caz @ Brooklyn Bowl (Northside)
The eldest son of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti, Femi is a great musician in his own right, having made records since the late '70s and is equally dedicated to social/political activism.

The Very Best @ SOB's
UK-based Afro dance pop group The Very Best released their third album, Makes A King, earlier this year on Moshi Moshi. They play a big free show with Heems tomorrow, but headline their own smaller gig tonight.

Caveman, Fort Lean, Okay Kaya @ Cameo (Northside)
For a night of poppy local indie bands, head to Cameo for Caveman and Fort Lean. The more hushed singer/songwriter Okay Kaya opens.

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 10, 2015

photo: Belle & Sebatian in Austin in 2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
Belle & Sebastian

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

Belle & Sebastian, Real Estate @ Radio City Music Hall
Glasgow indiepop royalty Belle & Sebastian released their new album, Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance, way back in January and they're just now playing NYC in support. No longer the shy stereotypes they were when Tigermilk came out, B&S are consummate showmen these days and should have no problem playing to the cheap seats. Real Estate should make for a gentle, tuneful opener.

Cold Beat, Dream Police @ Union Pool
Two Sundays ago, Cold Beat played amongst the cardigan set at NYC Popfest, and then scooted over to Silent Barn for a decidedly punk-oriented show. Somehow the San Francisco band (fronted by Grass Window's Hannah Lew) fit in both settings, making jangly pop with serious fangs. Brooklyn synth-punks Dream Police (featuring Mark Perro and Nick Chiericozzi of The Men) make for a good opener. Recommended.

Bad Religion, Plague Vendor @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Punk veterans Bad Religion are on night 2 of their four-night stand in NYC tonight, and tonight's show has them playing all 21st century material. Tomorrow they do 20th century songs at Bowery Ballroom, and then 21st century at Bowery on Friday. The much newer but also great Epitaph punk band Plague Vendor opens all shows.

Coliseum, Child Bite, No Way, UnWed @ Saint Vitus
Coliseum's new album, Anxiety's Kiss, has them expanding upon their consistently great post-hardcore/heavy punk formula, adding in new musical ground like the desolate psychedelia of "Driver At Dusk." They're currently on tour in support of that, hitting NYC tonight.

Shellshag, The Hussy, Sharkmuffin @ Baby's All Right
Veteran DIY duo Shellshag grace their hometown with another show tonight, and opening is Wisconsin noise pop duo The Hussy and local garage rockers Sharkmuffin.

The Do, Tomboy @ Bowery Ballroom
Franco-Finnish synthpop duo The Dø released their new album, Shake Shook Shaken, back in February, which further refines the band's mix of acoustic instruments and synthesizers, leaning a little more on the latter this time. Note: the Tomboy on this bill is the Brooklyn dance duo, not the punk-ish band from Massachusetts.

Femi Kuti (and The Positive Force) @ Brooklyn Bowl
The eldest son of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti, Femi is a great musician in his own right, having made records since the late '70s and is equally dedicated to social/political activism.

Algiers, The Flag @ Baby's All Right 
Algiers just released their self-titled debut album via Matador which showcases their gothy, gospel-inflected, politically minded sound.

Goldlink, DJ Kidd Marvel, Chaz French @ SOB's
Fresh off being named an XXL Freshmen, Virginia rapper GoldLink wraps up his 2-night stand 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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June 9, 2015

photo: Bad Religion @ Riot Fest Chicago 2013 (more by Kirstie Shanley)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Bad Religion, Plague Vendor @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Punk veterans Bad Religion begin a four-night stand in NYC tonight. Tonight's show has them playing only 20th century material, and tomorrow's show at the same venue will be all 21st century. Then they do the same thing across two nights at Bowery Ballroom on Thursday and Friday. The much newer but also great Epitaph punk band Plague Vendor opens all shows.

Son Lux, Olga Bell @ Bowery Ballroom
Sufjan Stevens collaborator Ryan Lott recently expanded his Son Lux project to a trio with jazz guitarist Rafiq Bhatia and drummer Ian Chang. They've got a new album coming out this month, and tonight they team up with Dirty Projectors member Olga Bell in NYC.

The Maccabees, Luke Rathborne @ (le) poisson rouge
After the atmospheric Given To The Wild, it sounds like The Maccabees are getting back to their more rocking roots on recent singles. Tonight they headline LPR, a much smaller NYC venue than the ones they played last week opening for Mumford & Sons.

GoldLink, Chaz French @ Rough Trade
Fresh off being named an XXL Freshmen, Virginia rapper GoldLink kicks off a 2-night stand in NYC tonight.

Verses Narrow, Go Deep, Cavallo, NY in 64 @ Saint Vitus
Saint Vitus hosts a pretty good night of punk tonight with Verses Narrow (now featuring former BoySetsFire drummer), Go Deep (recently signed to 6131), and more.

Ava Luna, Guerilla Toss, Joey Pizza Slice, CE Schneider Topical @ Aviv
Ava Luna's sound -- part indie rock, part R&B, part cerebral thesis -- doesn't seem like it would work on paper but actually sounds pretty natural. Their brand new album, Infinite House, is the best thing they've done yet. Having just wrapped up a tour, this is a homecoming show for them.

Doug Loves Movies @ Irving Plaza
Doug loves weed, and he also digs cinema. He'll be indulging the latter -- taping his Doug Loves Movies podcast -- and probably the other, with surprise guests tonight.

Algiers, The Flag @ Mercury Lounge
Algiers just released their self-titled debut album via Matador which showcases their gothy, gospel-inflected, politically minded sound.

Dave Hill, Michelle Wolf, Daniel Koren, Greg Barris, more @ The Bell House
Occasionally shirtless BV contributor Dave Hill celebrates the release of his new comedy album, Let Me Turn You, tonight with guests Michelle Wolf, Daniel Koren, Greg Barris, Seaton Smith and more.

The Vaccines, Drowners @ Warsaw
Having just played Seaside, NJ as part of Mumford & Sons' Gentlemen of the Road traveling festival, Britpoppers the Vaccines play Brooklyn tonight with likeminded local band Drowners (who have at least one UK expat in the band).

The Black Keys @ iHeartRadio Theater
Like most shows at iHeartRadio Theatre, this offers a chance to catch performers in a space much smaller than they normally play, but tickets are given out through contests. This is definitely an intimate spot for Black Keys who just played last weekend's Governors Ball.

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 8, 2015

photo: Calexico @ Bonnaroo 2013 (more by Jamie Goodsell)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Calexico, Gaby Moreno @ Bowery Ballroom
Long-running Southwest band Calexico released their eighth album, Edge of the Sun, earlier this year which features guest appearances from Neko Case, Iron & Wine main man Sam Beam, Band of Horses frontman Ben Bridwell, DeVotchka frontman Nick Urata, and more. The band's expansive instrumental power is best heard live, mind you.

Flowers of Evil, OCDPP, Surfbort, Drew Citron (DJ Set) @ Alphaville
It's Retro Punk Side Project Night at Alphaville with Flowers of Evil (members of Crocodiles, A Place To Bury Strangers, SISU, and Young Boys) who lean UK 1977, and OCDPP (members of Vivian Girls, Dum Dum Girls) who lean LA 1980. Should be fun.

Temples, Fever The Ghost @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
UK band Temples put their own stamp on '60s psych-pop as heard on 2014's appealing debut, Sun Structures.

Advaeta, Beth Israel, Sleepies, Second Still @ Shea Stadium
Austin synth-punks Beth Israel have a new cassette EP, titled The Loaner, out via Dull Tools. Both sides are mini-suites that go from ambient to wham-bam slammers and back again. They're fun live.

Mini Mansions, Spires, Space Merchants @ Rough Trade
When he's not playing bass in Queens of the Stone Age, Michael Shuman fronts the band Mini Mansions. Their new album has some pretty all star guests: Arctic Monkeys singer Alex Turner and Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson. If you're going to tonight's show, it's also worth showing up for local psych pop band Spires.

Pavo Pavo, Alpenglow, Cassandra Jenkins, My Bubba @ Manhattan Inn
It's the first installment of Manhattan Inn's new free show series, At The Inn, brought to you by the same people who brought you The Hum. Tonight's lineup leans mostly on the lush, delicate side of indie.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
All aboard Wyatt Cenac's weekly comedy cavalcade. Tonight's guests include Nate Fernald, Drew Michael, and more!

Ask Me Another w/ Kevin Corrigan @ The Bell House
Another in NPR's "Ask Me Another" live quiz show tapings, tonight features indie film actor, faux talk show host and terrific storyteller, Kevin Corrigan.

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 7, 2015

photo: Kendrick Lamar at Sweetlife Fest last week (more by Mmi Hong)
Kendrick Lamar

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

Governors Ball
It's the final day of annual NYC festival Governors Ball on Randall's Island, and today's lineup has a bunch of sets worth catching: The Black Keys, Lana Del Rey, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Tame Impala, Hot Chip, The War on Drugs, Weird Al, Flying Lotus and more.

Hot 97 Summer Jam
Hot 97's annual NYC-area hip hop festival at MetLife Stadium happens today with a great lineup of Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean, Joey Bada$$, Travi$ Scott, Meek Mill, Ty Dolla $ign, and more.

Flying Lotus (DJ Set) @ Le Poisson Rouge
After his GovBall set today, Flying Lotus will head to LPR for a late-night aftershow which he'll be DJing.

The Body & special guest collaborators (TBA), Sophia and Karjalan Sissit combined set, Svartsinn, Northaunt, Havan, Funerary @ Trans-Pecos (Apex Fest)
It's day 3 of experimental/metal/electronic NYC festival Apex Fest, and this one's headlined by sludge/drone duo The Body.

Cheap Girls, Young Statues, Young and Heartless, Soda Bomb @ Riis Park Beach Bazaar
It's another weekend of free daytime shows at new Rockaway Beach spot Riis Park Beach Bazaar. This one's headlined by the Smoking Popes/Lemonheads-inspired Cheap Girls.

The Flaming Lips @ Montauk Surf Lodge
How the Flaming Lips are going to fit all their confetti cannons, balloons, bubbles and furry entourage onto Montauk Surf Lodge's small stage should be interesting to witness. It's a free show, and arriving early for this one seems like a good idea.

Shamir @ Rough Trade (2 PM)
Shamir's upcoming Bowery Ballroom show is sold out but you can hit this free matinee today. He's performing acoustic (which should be interesting for a dance-pop artist) and it's all-ages.

Crocodiles, Dirty Fences, Shark Week @ Mercury Lounge
Crocodiles, who are wrapping up their tour with Shark Week, recently released new album, Boys,  which finds them staying the course with their post-VU fuzzpop which, if not groundbreaking, always sounds right and is a lot fun live.

Calexico, Gaby Moreno @ Bowery Ballroom
Long-running Southwest band Calexico released their eighth album, Edge of the Sun, earlier this year which features guest appearances from Neko Case, Iron & Wine main man Sam Beam, Band of Horses frontman Ben Bridwell, DeVotchka frontman Nick Urata, and more. The band's expansive instrumental power is best heard live, mind you.

Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, Hollis Brown, Damien Escobar @ Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
They're celebrating the 75th and 50th anniversaries of the NYC World's Fairs with an all-day festival at this iconic NYC park (the one with the Men In Black UFO towers and globe you can see when flying into Laguardia). Charles Bradley highlights the free music, and he's on at 4 PM

Sunflower Bean, Such Hounds, Tournament, Desert Sharks, Revel In Dimes, Strange Majik, Special Guest, Young Tides, Carbon Mirage @ Color Me Bushwick
The third-annual Color Me Bushwick Music and Hair (seriously) festival goes down at Bushwick salon Pickthorn, and today's all-day lineup is pretty good, with sets from

Nana Grizol, Certain Spiders, Shark Shark, Family Bike @ Shea Stadium
Eccentric folk collective Nana Grizol are on tour now, and they return to Brooklyn night for this all ages DIY show.

Jucifer, Vaporizer, Family @ Acheron
Sludge duo Jucifer tour pretty much all the time, and they do it backed by a huge stack of speakers. That wall of noise returns to NYC tonight.

Max's Kansas City 50th Anniversary Reunion @ Bowery Electric
Legendary now-closed NYC punk venue Max's Kansas City continues its 50th anniversary celebration tonight at the current home of many '70s-era NYC punks, Bowery Electric. Tonight's the final night and the lineup includes Nelson Slater, Prima Donna, The Rattlers, 4 on the Floor, Deborah Front, Hipp Pipps, The Flashcubs, MC Jimi Lalumia, DJ Twig the Wonder Kid, and a cameo by Penny Arcade.

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 6, 2015

photo: Bjork at City Center in April (more by David Andrako)
Bjork

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

Governors Ball
It's day 2 of of annual three-day NYC festival Governors Ball on Randall's Island, and today's lineup has a bunch of sets worth catching: Bjork, Conor Oberst, Sharon Van Etten, Little Dragon, White Lung, Ryan Adams, SBTRKT, Future Islands and more.

Conor Oberst @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
After Conor's GovBall set today, he plays this late aftershow at MHOW. His main focus this year in terms of new music has been Desaparecidos, but tonight's show will give him a chance to deliver his solo material.

deadmau5 @ Verboten
While big-tent festival electronic music isn't usually our thing, deadmau5 is one of the better ones and seeing him in this comparatively intimate environment sounds like it could be a pretty good time. It's a GovBall aftershow (doors at 10).

Merchandise, "special guest," Cloakroom @ Palisades (early) and Baby's All Right (late)
Unfortunately Nothing had to drop off this tour due to injury, but post-punks Merchandise and heavy-gazers Cloakroom are still a killer double bill. There's two shows tonight, and each have a special guest replacing Nothing. Any guesses?

Hot Chip, The 2 Bears (DJ Sets) @ Output
We were really hoping Hot Chip, whose new album Why Make Sense is maybe their best since The Warning, would play a Governors Ball After Dark party, but we'll settle for this DJ gig that's with Joe Goddard's side project, 2 Bears.

Modern Life is War, United Nations, The Banner, Frameworks @ The Marlin Room at Webster Hall
Modern Life Is War are playing their melodic hardcore masterpiece Witness in full tonight for its 10th anniversary. It's a highly influential album, which the current wave of post-hardcore would probably sound a lot different without. Good bill all around with Geoff Rickly's screamo band United Nations, screamo newcomers Frameworks, and NJ hardcore band The Banner.

Bushwick Collective Block Party w/ Fat Joe, Black Tusk, Sannhet, Primitive Weapons & more
New York hip hop veteran Fat Joe headlines this free all-day show, and the rest of the lineup includes quality metal from Black Tusk, Sannhet and Primitive Weapons, blues from Daddy Long Legs & RL Boyce, and more.

Gnaw Their Tongues, Trepaneringsritualen, Menace Ruine, IRM, Burial Hex, Sutekh Hexen, Barren Harvest @ Trans-Pecos (Apex Fest)
It's day 2 of experimental/metal/electronic NYC festival Apex Fest, and this one's headlined by the great noise/black metal project Gnaw Their Tongues.

Gladys Knight @ Kings Theatre
Soul legend Gladys Knight has been active for over 50 years. She's got '60s and '70s hits on Motown with her group The Pips, as well as a solo career that began in the late '70s and most recently produced the 2014 album, Where My Heart Belongs.

Obliterations, Give, Impact @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Fresh off NYC shows opening for Refused on Thursday and White Lung on Friday, LA hardcore band Obliterations headline their own show here tonight.

Pete Tong, Cranks, Total Fitness @ Output (The Roof)
BBC DJ and FFRR label founder Pete Tong plays the "Dark Disco on the Roof" party at Output. Starts at 2 PM and goes till 10 PM, plenty of time for things to all go Pete Tong.

Tyondai Braxton @ The Kitchen
Originally performed at the Guggenheim in 2013, Braxton's Hive1 is "part architectural installation and part ensemble performance with five musicians sitting cross-legged atop their own space-age oval pods."

Dead Stars, Tribe Society, Toy Cities @ Riis Park Beach Bazaar
The folks behind Brooklyn Night Bazaar (RIP) just opened Riis Park Beach Bazaar  in the Rockaways which has shopping, yummy food options, beverages, and free live music. Today's entertainment (which starts at 2 PM) features '90s-loving indie rockers Dead Stars.

Innove Gnawa Band, Ryan Sawyer (Ben Vida Duo) @ 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 is highlighted by gnawa group the Innove Gnawa Band.

Ancient Sky, Dommengang @ Union Pool
Brooklyn heavy psych practitioners Ancient Sky will release their new album, Mosaic, on June 9 via Wharf Cat. The album was produced by Ben Greenberg of The Men and really shows off the band's dynamic finesse -- intense, but with plenty of headspace. They celebrate Mosaic's release tonight.

Honduras, Whiskey Bitches, Kissing Is A Crime, Haybaby, The Due Diligence, Boytoy, Madam Robot and The Lust Brigade, Briana & the Boys, Schroederz Cat @ Color Me Bushwick
The third-annual Color Me Bushwick Music and Hair (seriously) festival goes down at Bushwick salon Pickthorn, and today's all-day lineup is pretty good, with sets from Honduras, Boytoy, and Haybaby, among many  more.

Meshell Ndegeocello, Roy Hargrove, Gabriel Garzon-Montano @ Central Park SummerStage
Multi-hyphenate talent Meshell Ndegeocello (maybe best known for duetting with John Cougar Mellencampon "Wild Night") released her new album, Comet, Come To Me, last year, and today plays this free afternoon show is part of Blue Note Jazz Festival.

Junglepussy, DJ Ilsa, DarkMatter, DJ Lynnee Denise, Aye Nako, New York City's Gay Men's Chorus @ Brooklyn Museum
This is a free, multi-genre show in support of International LGBTQ Pride wth rapper Junglepussy, punk band Aye Nako and more.

Pilot to Gunner, Teach Me Equals, Spirits & The Melchizedek Children, Aircrafting @ Cake Shop
NYC post-hardcore band Pilot to Gunner returned in 2012 with their first album since 2004, and they've been continuing to go steady as a live band.

Falls Of Rauros, Wayfarer, Hivelords, Belus @ Saint Vitus
Maine's Falls of Rauros make excellent atmospheric black metal with a strong influence from folk music as well. They return to NYC tonight.

Max's Kansas City 50th Anniversary Reunion @ Bowery Electric
Legendary now-closed NYC punk venue Max's Kansas City continues its 50th anniversary celebration tonight at the current home of many '70s-era NYC punks, Bowery Electric. Tonight's lineup has Pure Hell, Sea Monster, Puma Perl & Friends and Joey Kelly All Stars, with Martin John Butler in the Map Room. Plus MC Jimi Lalumia, DJ Mojo, and a cameo by Tammy Faye Starlight as Nico.

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 5, 2015

photo: White Lung at Fuji Rocks 2014 (more by Erina Uemura)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Governors Ball
It's the first day of annual three-day NYC festival Governors Ball on Randall's Island, and today's lineup is pretty solid with sets from Drake, Florence + the Machine, My Morning Jacket, St. Vincent, The Decemberists, Ratatat, Death From Above 1979, DIIV, Rae Sremmurd and more.

White Lung, Obliterations @ Knitting Factory
White Lung bring complexity and accessibility to punk without breaking the formula of short, loud, fast songs. It's some of the best stuff this genre has to offer right now. This is one of the GovBall afterparties so it's a late show (midnight) and also includes LA Southern Lord-signed hardcore band Obliterations (not to be confused with Norwegian Relapse-signed death metal band Obliteration).

Little Dragon @ Brooklyn Bowl
Yet another of the Governors Ball After Dark shows tonight, here's a chance to catch Swedish pop band Little Dragon in much smaller confines than usual, and play a few frames too. Sold out.

BC Camplight, The Rally, Tall Juan @ Rough Trade
Brian Christinzio has been making lightly psychedelic pop as BC Camplight for ten years or so, having released two albums in the late '00s. He was also in an early incarnation of The War on Drugs and played on Sharon Van Etten's Epic. He left the US for Manchester, England -- a move reflected in How to Die in the North, the first BC Camplight album in eight years, which came out via Bella Union earlier this year. Owing a little to Brian Wilson, '70s soft rock / singer-songwriters, and other influences, it's an ambitious, likeably weird record.

SBTRKT (DJ Set), Nick Hook, Dan Wender, Blacky II @ Verboten
This is still another GovBall afterparty(11 PM doors), and one that will keep you dancing all night long with SBTRKT in the DJ booth.

Atmosphere, Bishop Nehru @ Irving Plaza
Veteran alt-rap duo Atmosphere return to NYC, and making it a great double bill is promising Brooklyn newcomer Bisho Nehru. Why yes, this IS also a Governors Ball After Dark show (11:30 PM start).

People Under the Stairs @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Giving Atmosphere some competition is another underground hip hop group, People Under the Stairs, playing their own GovBall after show at the same time at MHOW.

Jedi Mind Tricks @ Bowery Ballroom
Whether or not you decide to hit Atmosphere or People Under the Stairs later on, underground rap fans can start their night off at Bowery Ballroom for Jedi Mind Tricks. The duo of Stoupe and Vinnie Paz are back together for the first time since Stoupe left in 2011, and they put out a new album this week.

Hysterese, Pleasure Industry, The Brass @ The Place
Germany's Hysterese make what you could accurately call pop punk, but in a rawer sense, kind of like The Marked Men. They're also darker than that band, but not at the expense of hooks. Tonight's their first-ever NYC show.

Guerilla Toss, Loud Boyz, Jackie @ Roll Up Motorcycle Garage
Bushwick Open Studios is throwing a party at Roll Up Motorcycle Garage tonight which exhibits photographs, illustrations, paintings and more from several local artists. There's also live music from art punks Guerilla Toss, garage punks Loud Boyz, and Jackie. It's free, and there's free food and booze too.

The Casualties, I.R.A., Iron Force, Agitator @ Acheron
Fresh off a big NJ show opening for D.R.I., NYC street punk vets The Casualties take over their hometown tonight with this much smaller Bushwick show.

Max's Kansas City 50th Anniversary Reunion @ Bowery Electric
Legendary now-closed NYC punk venue Max's Kansas City continues its 50th anniversary celebration tonight at the current home of many '70s-era NYC punks, Bowery Electric. Tonight's lineup has The Waldos, Testors (the original lineup featuring Sonny Vincent), New York Junk, Luigi & the Wiseguys and Love Pirates, with Bill Popp & the Tapes playing in the Map Room. There's also MC Jimi Lalumia, DJ Rob Select, and cameos by Steve Dior and Tammy Faye Starlight reprising her acclaimed off-broadway performance as Nico.

Dead Stars, Pet Sun, Monograms, The Glazzies @ Cake Shop
Dead Stars are celebrating the release of their new single "Calm Punk" which is another fine example of the band's fuzzy, hooky love of '90s indie rock.

Gramercy Arms @ HiFi Bar
Led by Dambuilders frontman Dave Derby, Gramercy Arms make classic, '70s-style pop with a rotating cast of guests. 2014's The Season of Love featured Tanya Donelly, Lloyd Cole, Doug Gillard and more...so who knows who might show up for this FREE show.

Tyondai Braxton @ The Kitchen
Originally performed at the Guggenheim in 2013, Braxton's Hive1 is "part architectural installation and part ensemble performance with five musicians sitting cross-legged atop their own space-age oval pods."

The Woggles, The Swingin' Neckbreakers, Muck and the Mires, Games @ Grand Victory
Georgia garage-rock revivalists The Woggles, who've been reviving garage rock for nearly 30 years, are known for their crazed stage show and stomping tunes. They still pack a punch. Opening this bill are Brooklyn's Games who make Nerves-style powerpop.

Ian Hunter and The Rant Band, A Thousand Mothers @ The Bell House
Seventy-six and still going strong, onetime Mott the Hoople frontman brings with him over forty years of songs.

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

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June 4, 2015

photo: Ride at MHOW on Monday (more by PSquared)
Ride

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

Ride, Ash @ Terminal 5
While lumped in with shoegaze, Ride were poppier than most bands of that era, and more of a psychedelic rock band than anything else. A great one, mind you, with an incredible rhythm section, and maybe sounding better than ever. It's good support tonight from Irish trio Ash whose faces were splashed across the NME around the same time.

Wire, Julian Lynch @ Bowery Ballroom
Art-punk greats Wire are like a shark, always moving forward, never the same twice but always themselves. This year's self-titled album is another terrific moment in a nearly 40-year career. They do play some oldies, too.

Refused, Creepoid @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Refused are planning on releasing their first album in 17 years this year. We haven't heard the whole thing yet, but from those two singles it sounds kinda... poppy? Could be interesting. Meanwhile, fans of the band's heavier stuff, like 1998's classic The Shape of Punk to Come should be treated to many favorites tonight. They've been playing a lot of that one on tour. Make sure to get there early for Philly shoegazers Creepoid.

Hutch and Kathy, Brian Bonz @ Mercury Lounge
Before they got louder in The Thermals, Hutch Harris and Kathy Foster made folky pop as Hutch and Kathy. Their 2002 eponymous album got its first-ever vinyl pressingforRecord Store Day 2015 and they're celebrating with a short tour.

Holly Herndon, GABI, Evan Caminiti @ The Wick
Holly Herndon's new album, Platform (her first for 4AD), is art pop in the truest sense of the word. She brings together a lot of very out-there sounds, yet it's strangely accessible from start to finish. Opening is the similarly-minded GABI, and Evan Caminiti of experimental duo Barn Owl.

Iron Reagan, Angel Du$t, Noisem @ Saint Vitus Bar
Two bands that do a lot of justice to '80s crossover thrash, Iron Reagan and Noisem, meet up at Saint Vitus tonight. Iron Reagan bring a sense of humor, while Noisem's approach is a little more personal and serious. The youth crew-inspired Angel Du$t round out the bill.

Governor's Ball After Dark Shows
It's the eve of Governors Ball, which means the GovBall late shows begin. TOnight there's four: funky duo Chromeo at The Apollo, garage rocker Benjamin Booker at Irving Plaza, dance duo Odesza at Rough Trade, and Gorgon City DJing Output.

Bobby Rush @ MetroTech Commons
This is the kickoff to BAM's annual R&B Festival which happens Thursdays at noon at Metrotech Commons. Today features blues vet Bobby Rush.

The Felice Brothers, The Barr Brothers @ Red Hook Park
This free show, part of SummerStage, features two acts who gently push the barriers of folk in new directions. Doors are at 6:30 PM and the concert's over at 9 PM.

Tyondai Braxton @ The Kitchen
Originally performed at the Guggenheim in 2013, Braxton's Hive1 is "part architectural installation and part ensemble performance with five musicians sitting cross-legged atop their own space-age oval pods."

Dead Stars, Charly Bliss, Dances, Jangula @ Alphaville
Dead Stars are celebrating the release of their new single "Calm Punk" tonight. You can stream that song, which roars in a poppy '90s indie rock kind of way, below.

Big Eyes, Josh Berwanger Band, Flashlights, Desert Sharks @ Shea Stadium
Big Eyes make raw, melodic punk with a bit of a Muffs influence, but they're a lot heavier than a lot of bands who fit that description. Josh Berwanger, former co-lead singer of emo vets The Anniversary, makes this an excellent double bill.

Prawn, Caravela, Pinegrove, Side Saddle @ Knitting Factory
NJ's Prawn take on '90s-style emo with a sound that's a bit Kinsella and a bit Appleseed Cast-y post rock.

Aloke, Big Ups @ Baby's All Right
If you don't remember Aloke, they were the mid 2000s NYC rock band of Christian Zucconi, who since got much more famous with his band Grouplove (whose early single "Colours" was a reworking of an Aloke song). Aloke returned with a new Steve Albini-produced 3-song EP last month, and tonight they play Baby's with a newer NYC rock band, Big Ups.

Max's Kansas City 50th Anniversary @ Bowery Electric
It's night 1 of the 4-night Max's 50 celebration. Tonight includes an all-star Jayne County tribute, Jahn Xavier & the Bowerytones, The Sick F*cks, Ruby & the Rednecks, The Magic Tramps, Zecca and The Black Cats NYC, with MC Jimi Lalumia and DJ Mojo, and cameos by Miachael Alago and Yvonne Sewal.

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

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June 3, 2015

photo: Refused @ Europa, 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Refused, War on Women @ Bowery Ballroom
Refused are planning on releasing their first album in 17 years this year. We haven't heard the whole thing yet, but from those two singles it sounds kinda... poppy? Could be interesting. Meanwhile, fans of the band's heavier stuff, like 1998's classic The Shape of Punk to Come should be treated to many favorites tonight. They've been playing a lot of that one on tour. Make sure to get there early for War on Women, whose political punk is very good. Refused do it again tomorrow at MHOW with Creepoid.

The Tallest Man On Earth, Hiss Golden Messenger @ Beacon Theatre
The Tallest Man On Earth's new album has him experimenting with more complex arrangements than his usual voice/guitar setup, and to reflect that live, he's currently on his first-ever tour with a full band. Tonight's the second of two NYC stops with opener Hiss Golden Messenger, who is not to be missed.

Purity Ring, Braids, Born Gold @ Terminal 5
Suporting their second album, Another Eternity, ethereal dance duo Purity Bring are in town for two shows at Terminal 5. Their live tableau is usually pretty stunning, we look forward to seeing what's in store this time.

Wire, Julian Lynch @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Art-punk greats Wire are like a shark, always moving forward, never the same twice but always themselves. This year's self-titled album is another terrific moment in a nearly 40-year career. They play some oldies too, and on this tour look out for "Silk Skin Paws" and "Boiling Boy," both from 1988's A Bell is a Cup Until it Is Struck.

Chaka Khan @ Prospect Park
Celebrate Brooklyn! kicks off it's tonight with this free concert ($3 suggested donation) by the "Queen of Funk" Chaka Khan whose hits include "I'm Every Woman" and "I Feel for You."

Ash, Boytoy, Zerobridge @ Rough Trade
Irish trio Ash started as teens in the '90s and became genuine stars in the UK thanks to a string of punky, pop singles like "Girl From Mars," "Goldfinger" and "Oh Yeah." Nearing their 40s, they just released their first album in eight years and play this record release show before opening for Ride at Terminal 5.

Rob Delaney, Aparna Nancherla, Jessi Klein @ The Bell House
A seriously good comedy show, headlined by the seriously funny Rob Delaney. Opener Aparna Nancherla just recorded a new album at Union Hall the other night.

Heat, Las Rosas, Monograms @ Union Pool
With a sound somewhere between the Jesus & Mary Chain and The Strokes, Montreal band Heat are equal parts hooks, melody and attitude. Local band Las Rosas are worth catching too.

The Woggles, WYLDLIFE, Sunshine and the Rain @ WFMU Monty Hall
Georgia garage-rock revivalists The Woggles, who've been reviving garage rock for nearly 30 years, are known for their crazed stage show and stomping tunes. They still pack a punch.

Ian Hunter & The Rant Band, Steve Wynn @ City Winery
Seventy-six and still going strong, onetime Mott the Hoople frontman brings with him over forty years of songs. With former Dream Syndicate main man Steve Wynn also playing, it makes for an even more enticing bill.

Emily Heller @ Union Hall
The very funny Emily Heller record her first comedy album for Kill Rock Stars tonight across two shows tonight.Wyatt Cenac, Josh Gondelman open each one.

Troy Ave, Phony PPL @ Red Hook Park
The 2015 SummerStage season continues tonight with a free show from loal rapper Troy Ave, who takes most of his cues from NYC c. 2003 (Get Rich or Die Tryin', Diplomatic Immunity etc).

Sharkmuffin, The Cigarette Burns, Digital Leather, Daywalkers @ Cake Shop
Digital Leather is the project of Shawn Foree, who was in a previous incarnation of Destruction Unit, and the band also now includes The Faint's Todd Fink. They make synthy, gothy post-punk with a pretty strong Joy Division influence.

Jon DeRosa, Bootblacks, La Cruor @ Saint VItus
Jon DeRosa has been in band dating back to the '90s including Dead Leaves Rising, Aarktica and Pale Horse and Rider, and tonight he's celebrating his second-ever solo album, Black Halo, which features Stephin Merritt, Carina Round and more.

Nothing Changes w/ Bambara, Himomitsdad, Dreamcrusher @ Home Sweet Home
It's a night of noise for this week's Nothing Changes party, featuring Brooklyn's awesomely loud Bambara and Kansas City's Dreamcrusher.

Baby Dee, Dorit Chrysler @ Joe's Pub
This week, Baby Dee followed 2011's Andrew WK-produced Regifted Light with a new record, I Am A Stick, that features collaborations with sax great Colin Stetson and others. Tonight's the release show.

Mumford & Sons, The Maccabees, Son Little @ MCU Park
Mumford & Sons abandoned their folk pop style on their new album for something a little more Coldplay-esque. On the other hand, The Maccabees' new single seems to suggest they're returning a bit to their more rocking roots. Tonight's their second of two shows at Coney Island's MCU Park.

Florence + the Machine @ iHeartRadio Theater
Like most shows at iHeartRadio Theatre, this offers a chance to catch  performers in a space much smaller than they normally play, but tickets are given out through contests. This is definitely an intimate spot for Florence who'll play Governors Ball this weekend.

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

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June 2, 2015

photo: Purity Ring at Public Assembly in 2012 (more by Ryan Muir)
Purity Ring

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

The Tallest Man On Earth, Hiss Golden Messenger @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
The Tallest Man On Earth's new album has him experimenting with more complex arrangements than his usual voice/guitar setup, and to reflect that live, he's currently on his first-ever tour with a full band. Tonight's the first of two NYC stops with opener Hiss Golden Messenger, who is not to be missed.

Scarface @ Red Hook Park
Tonight's the first hip hop show of SummerStage's 2015 season, which take place at various venues through NYC. This one's at Red Hook Park, and it's headlined by the legendary Scarface, who's got classic albums both on his own and as a member of Geto Boys.

Tamaryn, Cities Aviv, A Place Both Wonderful and Strange @ Saint Vitus
Tamaryn's forthcoming third album turns down the hazy guitars and turns up the synthesizers. She still sounds like she coulda been signed to 4AD in 1989, just a different part of their catalog.

Purity Ring, Braids, Born Gold @ Terminal 5
Suporting their second album, Another Eternity, ethereal dance duo Purity Bring are in town for two shows at Terminal 5. Their live tableau is usually pretty stunning, we look forward to seeing what's in store this time.

Roman a Clef, Cassandra Jenkins, Mrs. Adam Schatz @ Union Pool
Featuring Ryan Newmyer and Jen Goma of A Sunny Day in Glasgow and Kurt Feldman of Ice Choir, Roman a Clef recall the mid-'80s romanticism of Prefab Sprout and... more Prefab Sprout. But they do it very well and their debut album, Abandonware, is quite good. Tonight is its release party.

Aparna Nancherla @ Union Hall
Fast-rising comedian Aparna Nancherla is recording her new album tonight at these two shows, both of which are sold out.

The Early November, Lydia, Restorations @ Bowery Ballroom
The Early November returned this year with a new album, Imbue, which is a bit more on the epic side than their earlier material (which lives up really well). If you're going tonight, get there on time for Restorations, whose singer/songwriter-tinged punk is very good.

Heat @ Elvis Guesthouse
With a sound somewhere between the Jesus & Mary Chain and The Strokes, Montreal band Heat are equal parts hooks, melody and attitude.

Mumford & Sons, The Maccabees, Son Little @ MCU Park
Mumford & Sons abandoned their folk pop style on their new album for something a little more Coldplay-esque. On the other hand, The Maccabees' new single seems to suggest they're returning a bit to their more rocking roots. Tonight's their first of two shows at Coney Island's MCU Park.

Lil Durk @ Irving Plaza
Chicago rapper Lil Durk releases his new album Remember My Name today on Def Jam, and he celebrates the release at Irving Plaza. It's al ate show (11:30 PM) after the similarly-named Lil Dicky plays the same venue.

The Weeknd @ MoMA's Party in the Garden
The annual afterparty to MoMA's Party in the Garden Gala features R&B singer The Weeknd this year. tickets for just the afterparty are $225, and reserving a table for the dinner ranges from $25,000 to $100,000.

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

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