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June 6, 2014

Outkast at Sasquatch 2014 (more by Chris & Rae Graham)
Outkast

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

Governors Ball @ Randall's Island
NYC's Governors Ball continues to grow and rival the other major US festivals. It returns today for its first of three days with a ton of great artists including a long-awaited reunion set from Outkast (unfortunately at the same time as Blur/Gorillaz main man Damon Albarn), TV on the Radio, Grimes, Phoenix, Neko Case, La Roux, Jenny Lewis, Washed Out, Janelle Monae, Kurt Vile, and plenty more.

King Khan & The Shrines, Red Mass @ LPR
An excellent, all-Canadian garage-pysch-soul double bill with the wild and awesome King Khan & the Shrines, plus Montreal true believers Red Mass. This is their first of two NYC shows.

Diarrhea Planet, Music Band, Black Wine, GODS @ Asbury Lanes
Nashville garage rockers Diarrhea Planet are one of those bands you "have to see live" and from their raging stage show, it's clear why.

The Spook School, Heathers, Lost Gloves, Light Therapy @ Matchless
This show features two of the highlights of the just-passed NYC Popfest: Scotland's The Spook School make punky indie pop and feature a drummer who could probably host a TV show if rock n' roll doesn't work out; Heathers make scrappy indie rock a la The Wedding Present (who they just might cover).

Syd tha Kyd, White Sea @ Baby's All Right
Interesting double bill at Baby's tonight with a set from Odd Future's Syd tha Kyd and another from White Sea, aka Morgan Kibby's (of M83) other band.

Fucked Up, Big Ups, In School @ Bowery Ballroom
Fucked Up's got a new album out, Glass Boys, which may be their closest yet to a straightforward rock record. But none of that should matter tonight because whether or not Fucked Up are at their most ambitious or just playing it straight, their live shows are a big, sweaty mess of a party. Both openers are good too.

Washed Out, Wunder Wunder @ Brooklyn Bowl
This official Governors Ball afterparty sounds like a chill, danceable evening with Portlandia themesters Washed Out's mellow beats.

Ejecta, Lee Bannon, Dent May, Braveyoung, DJ Gravves, Shaun Durkan (DJ
Set) @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar

Gorilla Vs Bear and Forest Family are curating tonight's BKNB show featuring the clothing-optional dancepop of Ejecta, and Mississippi's under-appreciated Dent May. Free and all-ages.

Delay, Shellshag, Martha, Giant Peach @ Death by Audio
Great bill at DbA tonight with indie rock-leaning pop punks Delay, NYC DIY vets Shellshag, UK indie popsters Martha (who were a highlight of Popfest last weekend), and local indie rockers Giant Peach.

Salt-n-Pepa, Oxymorrons @ Highline Ballroom
Still with the original line-up, hip hop trio Salt n' Pepa should treat tonight's crowd to their stable of teriffic '80s and '90s hits like "Push It," "Whatta Man" and ""Let's Talk About Sex."

AlunaGeorge, Trippy Turtle @ Irving Plaza
AlunaGeorge may be best known for their contribution to Disclosure's "White Noise," but their Body Music LP has plenty of its own good material too.

R Stevie Moore, Jody, Xenia Rubinos, DONCHRISTIAN, Little Band of Sailors, Jimmy Whispers, Alta Vida, DJs JayTram, LeBlaze & Molent Death, Living Things, Rowan, VHVL @ Knockdown Center
A lot of artists on this show at Queens venue Knockdown Center, notably including home recording/lo-fi pioneer R Stevie Moore and eccentric singer/songwriter Xenia Rubinos.

Kayo Dot, Bent Knee @ Littlefield
Kayo Dot's experimental metal pulls from tons of genres outside of metal and makes for a very weird, but totally mesmerizing mix. Always a good live band.

Saintseneca, Memory Map @ Mercury Lounge
Saintseneca aren't drastically different from Arcade Fire, Fleet Foxes, Neutral Milk Hotel and the like, but while all too many bands doing "indie folk" lately are taking the mainstreamized, Mumford-style approach, Saintseneca's DIY style is very appreciated.

James Blake (DJ set), 1-800-Dinosaur, Airhead, Dan Foat, Mr Assister @ Output
James Blake is now as much a singer/songwriter as he is an electronic producer or DJ, but it's worth remembering he's still very good at the latter.

Jucifer, cleanteeth, Mammal @ The Acheron
Sludge duo Jucifer may only have two people, but from the stacks of amps the guitarist packs the stage with, they can still create a massive wall of sound.

Majical Cloudz, Dutch E Germ @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Canadian duo Majical Cloudz are getting ready to go on tour with Lorde -- a strange double bill for anyone who's seen their intense live performances. Here's a chance to see them in a much smaller setting than in the fall.

Nosaj Thing, Martyn, Sebastian Tamayo, Matrixxman @ Verboten
Good electronic bill at Verboten tonight with the hip hop-inspired Nosaj Thing, Dutch dubstepper Martyn, NY's multi-genre Sebastian Tamayo, and San Francisco house producer Matrixxman.

Smokey Robinson @ Beacon Theatre
Singer of some of the best songs with "Tears" in the title -- among many other greats -- Smoky Robinson is a true legend.

Andrew Bird @ BAM
With a new album of Handsome Family covers out now, Andrew Bird plays tonight as part of BAM's RadioLoveFest. Of note, Tift Merritt (no slouch in her own right) is currently part of Bird's band.

Typefighter, Sega Genocide, Pow Wow!, Paper Fleet
DC's Typefighter recently put out their debut album, The End of Everything, which is full of catchy, distorted guitar rock.

Eric Duncan, JDH, Andrew Blancato @ Cameo
It's a FIXED party at Cameo with James Murphy's pal Eric Duncan and more.

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, 2014

Doldrums at Bowery Ballroom in May (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Doldrums

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

Kurt Vile and The Violators, Steve Gunn @ Brooklyn Bowl
Kurt Vile's take on folk rock recalls the classics but at this point he's got a sound of his own. Tonight's a great chance to catch him somewhere far more intimate than the very large Governors Ball he plays this weekend.

Doldrums, Moon King, Eola, Empress Of (DJ Set) @ Baby's All Right
It's all in the family at this show with Doldrums (aka Airick Woodhead), and Moon King (the band with Woodhead's brother, Daniel). Both members of Moon King also play in the current Doldrums line-up and, believe it or not, this is the first-ever show where both bands have been on the same bill.

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard @ Baby's All Right
Stick around after Doldrums for seven-strong Aussie outfit King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, who make psych-rock not unlike Black Angels or the BJM. This is the first of their June "Brooklyn Summer Fun Residency."

Modern Baseball, Tiny Moving Parts, The Hotelier, Sorority Noise @ Webster Hall Marlin Room
It's a stacked night for emo with the lyrical folk/pop/punk of Modern Baseball, mathy post-hardcore trio Tiny Moving Parts, the dead-serious, socially aware emo/pop punks The Hotelier, and the scrappy power pop-leaning Sorority Noise.

Neil Degrasse Tyson, Eugene Mirman @ Beacon Theatre
Neil deGrasse Tyson and Eugene Mirman have been doing a live version of space-oriented radio show "Star Talk" for some time, though Tyson is a lot better known these days, thanks to the reboot of science series Cosmos. Tonight's edition features special guests Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., His Holiness The Gyalwang Drukpa and more.

Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, Syd Arthur @ Bowery Ballroom
Sean Lennon's band The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger make pop that is, well, Beatlesque. Tonight's show also features a band with another relative of rock royalty, Syd Arthur, the psychedelic UK quartet whose violinist is Kate Bush's nephew.

Curtis Harvey, Eamon Hamilton, Lost Tapes @ Cake Shop
Curtis Harvey was previously in '90s-era slowcore vets Rex, folk rock supergroup Pullman, and now he makes gentle folk on his own. Opening tonight's show is BrakesBrakesBrakes singer Eamon Hamilton, as well as Spain's Lost Tapes who are still in town after their NYC Popfest appearance last weekend.

Hector's Pets, Music Band, A Rex & J Rex, Organs @ Death by Audio
NYC garage rockers Hector's Pets recently released their new album Pet-O-Feelia and will probably play a lot of that tonight at this show that also features A. Rex and J. Rex, and Organs.

Questlove (DJ set), Curtis Harding (DJ set), AlunaGeorge (DJ set) @ Gansevoort Park Avenue Pool Bar
This is a Governors Ball pre-party on the swanky Gansevoort Park rooftop which is free if you RSVPEed to RSVP@nightswimnyc.com.

Peanut Butter Wolf, Sinkane (DJ Set), Chits @ Glasslands
Stones Throw founder Peanut Butter Wolf gets the dancefloor moving at Glasslands tonight.

Disclosure (DJ Set), Kaytranada, Jubilee @ Output
Disclosure have become quite the festival band, as anyone going to Governors Ball this weekend can see, but their late-night DJ sets are always a hit too, and before GovBall you can experience that at Williamsburg dance club Output tonight.

Pro Era @ Red Hook Park (FREE)
Pro Era may have young members (one of which is Joey Bada$$) but they rap like it's still the decade they were born in (the '90s). Tonight's show is a Summerstage show and it's totally free.

Molly & The Zombies, Dave Hause, Jared Hart @ The Bell House
It's no secret that Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon is as (or maybe more) into folk as the punk and heartland rock of his main band. His new band Molly & the Zombies (also feat. members of Scissor Sisters, Plow United, Ryan Adams/Grace Potter's bands) gives him a chance to fully commit to that type of music. Tonight's their first NYC show, and it's with Loved Ones frontman Dave Hause and Scandals frontman Jared Hart.

Herzog, Black Brick, Shark Week, Grave Pool @ Bowery Electric
Cleveland indie rockers Herzog are back with a genuinely terrific new album, Boys, that recalls the heyday (and hooks) of '90s college radio with great lyrics to boot.

Life Size Maps, Grand Resort, Hard Nips, Beiju @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Underrated locals Life Size Maps headline this all-around quality show that also features indiepoppers Grand Resort and the in-your-face Hard Nips.

Dysrhythmia, Many Arms, Mick Barr/Marc Edwards @ Saint Vitus
It's gonna get weird and heavy at Vitus tonight with out-there metal band Dysrhythmia, punk-jazz combo Many Arms, and a duo set from Krallice's Mick Barr and veteran jazz drummer Marc Edwards.

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 4, 2014

Celebrate Brooklyn! 2013 (more by Ryan Muir)
CB!

Two of NYC's biggest outdoor summer concert series -- Summerstage and Celebrate Brooklyn! -- are underway. Summerstage, which puts on events in a few city parks, began last night with Ty Dolla $ign playing a free show in Red Hook Park, and tonight in the same location it's Mark McGuire, Marissa Nadler and Delicate Steve (also free). Other free Summerstage shows include the BrooklynVegan-sponsored Duck Down BBQ w/ Boot Camp Clique (6/10, Betsy Head Park), Andrew Bird and Luke Temple (7/8, Central Park), and Blood Orange (8/16, Central Park), plus paid Central Park/Rumsey Field shows such as BeckConor Oberst / DawesCounting Crows / Toad the Wet Sprocket, and more. Flyer for June Summerstage shows, below.

Celebrate Brooklyn!, meanwhile, kicks off tonight (6/4) with Janelle Monae playing a free show at Prospect Park Bandshell. Other upcoming free shows in Prospect Park include Dum Dum Girls, Hospitality & TEEN on June 21, Warpaint and Yellowbirds on June 26, Deltron 3030 and Nomadic Massive on July 19, and St. Vincent and San Fermin on August 9. There are also a few big Celebrate Brooklyn! benefit shows as well, like The National, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds.

Summerstage June flyer below...

Continue reading "Summerstage & Celebrate Brooklyn! both underway"

Janelle Monae at The Apollo in 2013 (more by Luis Ruiz)
Janelle

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

Janelle Monae @ Prospect Park Bandshell (FREE)
The 2014 season of Celebrate Brooklyn! shows at Prospect Park kick off tonight with a free one from art pop/R&B shapeshifter Janelle Monae. Janelle's shows are often quite the spectacle, and this sounds like quite the way to kick off this stacked series of free outdoor shows.

Mark McGuire, Marissa Nadler, Delicate Steve @ Red Hook Park (FREE)
Janelle has some competition though. This free Summerstage show (happening in Red Hook Park) is also a killer lineup, with the ambient guitar of former Emeralds member Mark McGuire, the dreary dream-folk of Marissa Nadler, and the jammy Delicate Steve.

Nat Baldwin, Celestial Shore, Anawan @ Baby's All Right
You may know Nat Baldwin as a member of Dirty Projectors, but his upright bass playing informs quite the eccentric solo project too.

Kishi Bashi, Buried Beds @ Bowery Ballroom
Volinist Kishi Bashi brings his layered, multi-instrument indie pop back to NYC tonight for a sold out show at Bowery Ballroom.

Tomorrows Tulips, Roya (Rahill of Habibi), VBA, Las Rosas @ Cake Shop
Costa Mesa, CA trio Tomorrows Tulips make lo-fi indiepop with a flower power bent, as can be heard on last year's, Experimental Jelly, which came out on Burger Records. Fans of Beat Happening, TV Personalities, The Vaselines...this is for you.

Turnip King, Mitski, Clearance, Free Cake For Every Creature @ Death by Audio
Tonight's DbA show is split genre-wise between the trad-style indie rock of Turnip King and Clearance and the singer/songwriter twee of Double Double Whammy (also home to Frankie Cosmos) labelmates Mitski and Free Cake For Every Creature.

Education Reform, Herzog, Meghann Wright, Sinaloha @ Glasslands
Cleveland indie rockers Herzog are back with a genuinely terrific new album, Boys, that recalls the heyday (and hooks) of '90s college radio with great lyrics to boot.

Banks, Jerome LOL @ Irving Plaza
The indie-R&B world continues to grow rapidly and Banks is one of the many singers hopping on that bandwagon. LA producer Jerome LOL (who has remixed Banks) opens the show.

Hippy, Little Racer, The Teen Age, Mainland, Bluffing @ Pianos
Brooklyn band Little Racer have been at it for a while now, making very catchy, UK-inspired guitar pop. Tonight's the first show of their June residency at Pianos, with a high-quaility lineup of poppy indie rock bands surrounding them.

The Austerity Program, Mockingbird, Force and Fire, Scowl @ Saint Vitus
The Austerity Program are finally back with a new album (and a new label), and from the sounds of the singles they've put out so far, their noise/post-hardcore blend hasn't gotten any less killer.

The Queers, The Manges, Chumped @ Grand Victory
'90s-era Ramones lovers The Queers will squeeze into the tiny Grand Victory tonight on their tour with The Manges. Solid local support comes from Chumped, whose real-deal pop punk recalls the same era that birthed The Queers.

Big Terrific Comedy Show @ Cameo Gallery
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.

Eddie Pepitone, Colin Quinn, Sean Patton, Nick Turner @ The Bell House
Known as "The Bitter Buddha," Eddie Pepitone keeps his comedy dark. He's shooting a comedy special over the course of two nights, this being the second.

Modern Baseball, Tiny Moving Parts, The Hotelier, Sorority Noise @ Asbury Lanes
It's a stacked night for emo with the lyrical folk/pop/punk of Modern Baseball, mathy post-hardcore trio Tiny Moving Parts, the dead-serious, socially aware emo/pop punks The Hotelier, and the scrappy power pop-leaning Sorority Noise. Tonight they're in NJ, and tomorrow they hit NYC.

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 3, 2014

Old 97's at Brooklyn Bowl in 2013 (more by Kurt Christensen)
Old 97s

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

Old 97's, Lydia Loveless @ Webster Hall
Celebrating 20 years as a band this year, alt-country vets Old 97's showed they still have some shit to kick with their new album, Most Messed Up. Lydia Loveless opens and tickets are still available.

Pharrell Williams @ Apollo Theater
If you're not entirely sick of "Happy" by this point (perhaps you just woke from a coma?) you probably have a better chance at enjoying this show more than the cynical amongst us.

Priests @ ABC No Rio / Cake Shop
DC's Priests just put out their new album, Bodies and Control and Money and Power (today via Don Giovanni), which mixes the rhythms of post-punk with the ferocity of punk. They're celebrating with two NYC shows: first an early one at ABC No Rio with In Circles and Pour the Pirate Sherry, and then a late one at Cake Shop with In School and Sediment Club.

Tomorrows Tulips, Habibi, Gym Shorts @ Glasslands
Costa Mesa, CA trio Tomorrows Tulips make lo-fi indiepop with a flower power bent, as can be heard on last year's, Experimental Jelly, which came out on Burger Records. Fans of Beat Happening, TV Personalities, The Vaselines...this is for you.

Relations, Lost Tapes, Grand Resort, Salt Cathedral, Yesway @ Baby's All Right
Tonight's a free show featuring Barcelona's Lost Tapes (still here from last weekend's NYC Popfest) and worthy locals Grand Restort and Relations. Did we mention this was free? Good show!

Failure @ MHOW
'90s spacey alt rockers Failure are back this year after breaking up in 1997 with new music and a tour. The single we recently heard, "Come Crashing" has the band in pretty fine form, so hopefully these shows will be the same. This is their third and final NYC-area date of the tour.

Ty Dolla $ign @ Red Hook Park (FREE)
LA rapper Ty Dolla $ign gained a lot of buzz from his 2013 single "Paranoid," and he's since been working on his debut full length. Tonight's free Summerstage show is one of many chances to catch him in NYC this year.

Rad Dreams, Gold-Bears, Hippy, Freelings @ Shea Stadium
Atlanta's Gold-Bears were absolutely one of the highlights of this past weekend's NYC Popfest, but we have a feeling they'll be even been in a DIY space like Shea Stadium. Good local indie rock bands surround them on the bill.

Communion Night @ Rockwood Music Hall
Founded by Mumford & Sons' Ben Lovett, Communion was a monthly party that has now grown to a label and tours. Tonight, Communion takes over Rockwood's three stages. Of note: bluesy musician James Apollo whose new album Angelorum is out today.

Eddie Pepitone, Todd Barry, Kate Berlant, Nick Turner @ The Bell House
Known as "The Bitter Buddha," Eddie Pepitone keeps his comedy dark. He's shooting a comedy special over the course of two nights, this being the first.

Modern Baseball, Tiny Moving Parts, The Hotelier, Sorority Noise @ Amityville Music Hall
It's a stacked night for emo with the lyrical folk/pop/punk of Modern Baseball, mathy post-hardcore trio Tiny Moving Parts, the dead-serious, socially aware emo/pop punks The Hotelier, and the scrappy power pop-leaning Sorority Noise. Tonight they play Long Island, followed by NJ tomorrow and NYC on Thursday.

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 2, 2014

Soundgarden in Atlantic City in 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Soundgarden

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

Soundgarden @ Webster Hall
Soundgarden's fourth and perhaps most beloved album, Superunknown, came out 20 years ago this year and in celebration of that the band are playing it in full tonight (like they did at SXSW). Its major singles like "Black Hole Sun" and "Spoonman" still live up, as do the non-single favorites like "4th of July."

Tomorrows Tulips, Beechwood, Alex G @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Costa Mesa, CA trio Tomorrows Tulips make lo-fi indiepop with a flower power bent, as can be heard on last year's, Experimental Jelly, which came out on Burger Records. Fans of Beat Happening, TV Personalities, The Vaselines...this is for you.

Mark Monnone, Bart & Friends, The Zebras, Olsen & Rydholm & Forester @ Otto's Shrunken Head
If you missed NYC Popfest (or didn't get enough), the Australian contingent have organized this "hangover party" with The Zebras, Mid-Stage Orange and The Lucksmiths' Mark Monnone (both who play in Bart & Friends), plus most of The Ladybug Transistor playing an ad-hoc set. Free.

Glass Elephant, We Are Temporary, Boulevards, Shapes On Tape @ Glasslands
We Are Temporary, the project of Brooklyn-via-New Zealand Stars & Letters label head Mark Roberts, makes catchy electronic pop. His debut album is coming soon but first he plays makes his live debut tonight.

Living Colour @ City Winery
Living Colour's genre-breaking debut album Vivid, which spawned hits "Cult of Personality" and "Glamour Boys," turned 25 last year and remains a classic.

Matisyahu @ Mercury Lounge
Matisyahu puts out his new album, Akeda, this week and tonight he celebrates with this release show. It's a very intimate show for Matisyahu's standards, and sold out.

Night Train with Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Hop aboard Wyatt Cenac's weekly Night Train comedy show tonight with guests Aparna Nancherla, Adam Wade, Becky Yamamoto, Sam Morril, and Charlie Pickering.

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

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June 1, 2014

Pampers at MHOW, 2013 (more by Ebru Yildiz)
Pampers

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

Bushwick Open Studios
This weekend is the annual Bushwick Open Studios, which is a great chance to see a bunch of art where it's being made, walk through the many studios in the Brooklyn neighborhood, and probably nab a few free drinks along the way.

Naam, Pampers, Iron Force, Tournament, Fletcher C. Johnson, Such Hounds, Blackout, The Montauk Project, No Way, Twin Strike @ Bushwick Collective Block Party
Part of Bushwick Open Studios, this free block party is also part of the Bushwick Collective's first-ever art show, showcasing some of the city's best street artists. They'll be doing their magic on Troutman St between St. Nicholas and Wyckoff Aves all afternoon, with a terrific array of garage/punk bands -- like Pampers and Fletcher C. Johnson -- playing. Free.

WFMU Record Fair @ 69th Regiment Armory
The annual vinylpalooza also features live broadcasts from WFMU shows, with live performances today from Laura Cantrell. Get in cheap with out 69th Regiment Armory!

Eels, Chelsea Wolfe @ Apollo Theater
Indie rock veteran Eels' output continues to remain consistent with this year's The Cautionary Tales Of Mark Oliver Everett, their eleventh album. Chelsea Wolfe opens with an acoustic set and she's not to be missed. And hey, maybe Eels will bring out Steve Perry again? Don't stop believin'.

Concert for Scotty @ Bowery Ballroom
This is a benefit for artist Simon Scott who's been battling cancer and has mounting medical bills. Dave Hill and Todd Barry host and musicians performing include The Bogmen, Annie Ragz, Beast Patrol, Ben Cartel, Bloodletters & Bad Men, Blubba Bros, Bucky Hayes, Desert Stars, Hidden Cities, Jerry Fuentes, Las Hormiguitas, Love Jupiter, Major Leans, Meredith Meyer, Patrick Salt Ryan, Poor Lily, Sun Ladders, The Supernatural and more. The concert starts at 4PM.

Living Colour @ City Winery
Living Colour's genre-breaking debut album Vivid, which spawned hits "Cult of Personality" and "Glamour Boys," turned 25 last year and remains a classic.

NYC Popfest w/ The Spook School, Colour Me Wednesday, Heathers, Gold-Bears, The New Lines, The Cat's Miaow + The Shapiros (Pam and Bart), Marine Life, Lost Tapes @ Littlefield
NYC Popfest comes to a close with this all-day show at Littlefield, featuring some of the most anticipated acts of the week: '80s-era band The Popguns, scrappy UK upstarts The Spook School and Colour Me Wednesday, great Georgia band Gold-Bears and lots more.

Beverly, Mark Monnone, Pam Berry, Rocketship @ Trans-Pecos
If you missed Rocketship at Cameo last night, they play again today at this very non-Popfest-affiliated show featuring a lot of popfest bands, including solo sets from Pam Berry (Black Tambourine, Glo-worm), Mark Monnone (The Lucksmiths) and headliners Beverly. This show starts early (1 PM) and most of it is over before today's Popfest show starts, if you wanna go to both.

Chrissie Hynde @ Rough Trade
Pretenders singer Chrissie Hynde releases what's technically her first-ever solo album this year (even if she's the only consistent Pretenders member) and from the sound of the singles she's released, she's still in good form. If you pre-ordered the album from Rough Trade, you can get into this 6 PM in-store, though space is limited.

Funebrarum, Pseudogod, Wrathprayer, Diabolical Messiah, Geryon, Arsantiqva @ Saint Vitus
Lots of international metal represented on this one with Russia's Psuedogod, Chile's Wrathprayer, Chile's Diabolical Messiah, and a few local bands too.

Julie Klausner, Ted Leo, Nellie McKay, Jake Folgnest, Danielle Henderson @ The Bell House
Julie Klausner does a live taping of her popular "How Was Your Week?" podcast tonight with frequent guests Ted Leo and Jake Fogelnest in tow, not to mention Nellie McKay.

Billy Idol @ The Space at Westbury
The man who perfected the curled-lip sneer, Billy Idol also has a lot more hits than you may remember, all from the golden age of MTV. Most of them -- "Eyes Without a Face," "Dancin' with Myself," "Rebel Yell," "White Wedding" -- still sound pretty good today.

Hot 97 Summer Jam @ MetLife Stadium
Day-long NYC-area hip hop festival Hot 97 Summer Jam returns with some great stuff including 50 Cent, Nas, The Roots, DJ Mustard w/ YG & Ty Dolla $ign, Action Bronson, Troy Ave and plenty more.

Comedy Night @ Knitting Factory
Big league comedy talent (Chris Rock, Louis CK, etc) show up regularly (and unannounced) for Hannibal's very popular free comedy show at Knitting Factory's front bar. Having had his own Comedy Central special and a featured performer on Broad City, Hannibal himself is getting pretty big league. Get there early.

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

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May 31, 2014

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Rocketship

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

Silent Killer, Blood of Heroes, SHVLFCE, Invertia, Katmai at Saint Vitus
This showcase presented by OHM Resistance will feature continuous music from the second doors open until the show ends, and will feature the first-ever live performance from The Blood of Heroes with features Bill Laswell and Dr. Isreal. There's also industrial black metal group Inverta, drum-n-bass noise from SHVLFCE, and lots more.

Bushwick Open Studios
This weekend is the annual Bushwick Open Studios, which is a great chance to see a bunch of art where it's being made, walk through the many studios in the Brooklyn neighborhood, and probably nab a few free drinks along the way.

The Zebras, Don't Cry Shopgirl, Gingerlys, The Arctic Flow @ Spike Hill (NYC Popfest)
Part of NYC Popfest, this day show features Australian band The Zebras, Swedish twee combo Dont' Cry Shopgirl, plus Americans the Arctic Flow and Gingerlys. FREE.

Rocketship, Spearmint, The Garlands, Stars In Coma, The Band A Part @ Cameo Gallery (NYC Popfest)
The evening Popfest show should be a good one, with legendary California indiepop band Rocketship, and the first NYC show for UK band Spearmint. Plus two more Swedish bands (Garlands, Stars in Coma) and Spanish duo Band A Part.

A Place to Bury Strangers, The Vandelles, Dead Leaf Echo, Heaven, Bloody Knives, The Teen Age, Lost Children, Autodrone, Gunfight @ Silent Barn
Part of Bushwick Open Studios weekend, this is a tribute to Dead Leaf Echo/Vandelles guitarist Christo Buffam who died earlier this year. The show is technically free but donations are highly encouraged with proceeds going to Buffam's family and to the touring musicians playing this show.

WFMU Record Fair @ 69th Regiment Armory
The annual vinylpalooza also features live broadcasts from WFMU shows, with live performances today from Dan Melchior and The Flatmates. Get in cheap with out coupon!

Dan Melchior, Liquor Store, Highlife, Pigeons @ Secret Project Robot
Melchior is a prolific dude, having released found-sound-collage LP, Slow Down Tiger, back in April and put out about five records in 2013 alone. If you dig the scuzzy side of things, Melchior's extensive back catalog is well worth digging through. Castle Face is releasing a new compilation of his work in June.

Red Bull Music Academy Closing Night @ Abrons Art Center
RBMA 2014 comes to a close with three stages and 15 artists including Elektro Guzzi (Austria), Lucrecia Dalt (Spain), Yosi Horikawa (Japan), Mike Slott (New York), Robot Koch (Germany), Nightwave (UK), Anenon (Los Angeles), Nire (New York), Nguzunguzu (Los Angeles), Nick Hook (New York), Studio Barnhus (Sweden), Octo Octa (New York), Pursuit Grooves (New York), Sis (New York) featuring Eliza Coolidge of Knox.

Alex Winston, Neighbors, LOLO @ LPR
Alex Winston's debut album, King Con, was just the right mix of accessible pop and indie-minded quirk. She's been working on new stuff lately, and maybe we'll get to hear some of that tonight.

Spoonboy, Emilyn Brodsky, Color Me Wednesday, The Goodbye Party, Bellows @ Death by Audio
Spoonboy makes a mix of power pop, alt-folk and punk which is highly addictive. His tourmates Colour Me Wednesday (from the UK) are more on the indie rock side of things, and also worth catching.

Failure @ Stone Pony
'90s spacey alt rockers Failure are back this year after breaking up in 1997 with new music and a tour. The single we recently heard, "Come Crashing" has the band in pretty fine form, so hopefully these shows will be the same. This is their second NYC-area date of the tour, and they'll be back in NYC proper on Tuesday at MHOW.

A-Trak, Cam'ron, Salva @ Terminal 5
From the two songs we've heard from A-Trak and Cam'ron's upcoming EP, it's seeming like it's gonna be filled with bangers, and some of the most exciting stuff we've heard from either of them in a while. Tonight's a good chance to hear them (and other stuff) live. LA producer Salva opens and is not to be missed.

The Strokes, Cerebral Ballzy @ Capitol Theatre
The Strokes may not be the band they used to be, but at this point their first two records are classics of the early 2000s NYC scene and especially at an intimate (for them) location like this, it should still be a treat to hear that stuff live. Not to mention, this is their first chance to catch them in the NYC-area since 2011.

Death in June @ The Bell House
Uber-influential and controversial neofolk band, fronted by Douglas P, return to NYC.

Phil Lesh @ Central Park Rumsey Playfield
We're sure The Grateful Dead are still loathed by many indie rockers out there, but not all. If you're at all interested, Phil & Friends put on great shows and the setlists are loaded with fan favorites.

What Moon Things, The Gradients, Wet Petals, Living Room, Big Neck Police @ Suburbia
What Moon Things offer a good take on gloomy post-punk with big, emotive vocals. They're from New Paltz and have tons of NY-area shows coming up (mostly in college towns), but tonight's the only one in NYC.

Yellow Ostrich, Fort Lean, Cruiser, Sun Club @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar offers weekends of local artisan shopping, gourmet eats, beer and wine, ping pong, black light minigolf and music all under one Greenpoint roof. Tonight is a lineup is headlined by ambitious Brooklynites Yellow Ostrich whose new album is out now on Barsuk.

Yann Tiersen @ Highline Ballroom
Best known for his score to Amelie, French musician/composer Yann Tiersen will just released his new album, ∞ (Infinity), via Mute, which falls somewhere between modern composer and outright pop.

The Agents, DMZL @ Trans-Pecos
Part of Bushwick Open Studios,  this show features a performance by The Agents who have been playing together since the late '70s early '80s and feature downtown art scene regular Howie Seligman.

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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May 30, 2014

Lower at Chaos In Tejas 2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
Lower

The Flatmates
Flatmates

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

The Flatmates, My Favorite, The Haywains, Bart and Friends @ Knitting Factory
Night 2 of NYC Popfest features the NYC debut of veteran UK indiepop band The Flatmates, and the first show in a long, long time from cult group My Favorite.

Yann Tiersen @ Highline Ballroom
Best known for his score to Amelie, French musician/composer Yann Tiersen will just released his new album, ∞ (Infinity), via Mute, which falls somewhere between modern composer and outright pop.

Anti-Nowhere League, Cro-Mags, Mephiskapheles, Night Birds, Up For Nothing, DJ the Guvnor @ Irving Plaza
It's a night of classic punk at Irving Plaza with '80s-era UK vets Anti-Nowhere League and NYC crossover thrash vets Cro-Mags. Newer band Night Birds are always worth catching as well.

The Menzingers, PUP, Cayetana, Lemuria @ Webster Hall
There's a stacked bill of melodic punk/indie rock at Webster Hall tonight with headliners The Menzingers who are touring behind their new alt-rock-oriented Rented World. Opening are Canadian rippers PUP, and Philly's Cayetana and Buffalo's Lemuria who both make scrappy indie punk.

Rush Midnight, Nightbox @ Rough Trade
Russ Manning just released his debut album as Rush Midnight which is full of slinky '80s Caribbean/new wave/disco. It's like Sting guest starring on Miami Vice. That's not a bad thing, necessarily. Russ knows his way around a groovy bassline.

Lower, Dark Blue, La Cruor @ The Acheron
Denmark's Lower bring their moody punk to The Acheron tonight for their second of two NYC shows this week. And don't miss Philly trio Dark Blue (mems Clockcleaner, Ceremony, Paint It Black, Purling Hiss) who also make moody punk and just signed to the newly re-activated Jade Tree.

Bambi Kino (mbrs of Nada Surf/Cat Power/GBV), Charles Bissel & Kevin Whelan, Palomar, The Big Bright, White Collar Crime @ The Bell House
Tonight is a benefit for Windsor Terrace's PS154, featuring Charles Bissel and Kevin Whelan of The Wrens, plus high-concept, indie-rock-royalty-filled Beatles tribute act Bambi Kino, Palomar and more.

DJ Marfox, DJ Deeon, DJ Manny B2B RP Boo, Mumdance, J-Cush, UNiiQU3 B2B Tiga, Durban @ The Westway (RBMA)
It's an excellent night for forward-thinking dance music at The Westway for this Lit City Trax party happening as part of the Red Bull Music Academy. Many of the artists playing tonight will also be back in town for Warm Up this summer.

Sage Francis, Metermaids, B. Dolan @ LPR
Providence rapper Sage Francis, a past collaborator of both Bad Religion and Atmosphere, put out a new album, Copper Gone, this year and is currently on tour in support of that.

Hector's Pets, Games, A. Rex and J. Rex, Fletcher C Johnson @ Baby's All Right
NYC garage rockers Hector's Pets are celebrating the release of their new album Pet-O-Feelia. The night's undercard is pretty good, with power-poppers Games, plus A. Rex and J. Rex, and "special guest" Fletcher C Johnson.

Heartsrevolution, NinjaSonik, Demetra, Alyson Greenfield @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar offers weekends of local artisan shopping, gourmet eats, beer and wine, ping pong, black light minigolf and music all under one Greenpoint roof. Tonight is a lineup of glitchy dancepop, headlined by Heartsrevolution.

Midnight Magic, Hess Is More @ Cameo Gallery
If you like your dance music played by a skilled live band, you're in luck as both bands on this bill fall under that category. Midnight Magic are straight-up disco; Hess is More find more of a krauty groove and tonight play as an eight-piece band.

Forgetters, Bennio Qwerty, The Seth @ Death by Audio
Forgetters, the current band of Jawbreaker frontman Blake Schwarzenbach, will rip up DbA tonight; power trio Bennio Qwerty and The Seth are worth catching too.

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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May 29, 2014

Lee Fields @ ACL Fest 2012 (more by Glen Brown)
Lee Fields

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

Lee Fields & The Expressions @ Bowery Ballroom
Soul legend Lee Fields celebrates the release of his new album, Emma Jean, at this show tonight.

NYC Popfest w/ Dressy Bessy, The Besties, Martha, Tape Waves, Franny & Zooey @ Cake Shop
The 2014 edition of NYC Popfest kicks off tonight -- as is tradition -- with a show at Cake Shop, with long-running Colorado band Dressy Bessy, reunited NYC band The Besties, UK band Martha, and more. This cool weather will even allow for cardigan-wearing.

Failure @ Irving Plaza
'90s spacey alt rockers Failure are back this year after breaking up in 1997 with new music and a tour. The single we recently heard, "Come Crashing" has the band in pretty fine form, so hopefully these shows will be the same. This is their first of two NYC shows on the tour (and they also hit NJ on Saturday).

LE1F, Mess Kid, Jungle Pussy, Dom Christian @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Le1f came out of the UNO scene, and though now he's on a larger label (Terrible Records/XL) and continuing to headline bigger places like tonight's MHOW show, the NYC rapper still keeps it weird.

Rudimental (DJ set), Kidnap Kid, Redlight, Dan Wender, Blacky II @ Output
Rudimental do the house revival thing that Disclosure, Duke Dumont and others do with just a bit more of a pop edge. Their live shows are pretty bombastic but tonight they'll be DJing. Let's see what they have in store.

Wolvves, Crush Distance, Shalom, James Chance's Molotov Cocktail Lounge @ Paper Box
No wave legend James Chance (The Contortions, Teenage Jesus and the Jerks) has a new solo project which he's presenting at this show. Before that he'll do an opening DJ set with live sax and vocals.

Fred Falke, Autograf, Headband & Hooligan, Alex English @ Verboten
French house mainstay Fred Falke has been very active as of late after finally getting his debut LP in 2011 after years of singles. He returns to NYC for a show at Verboten tonight.

The Adicts, Downtown Brown @ Highline Ballroom
UK melodic punk veterans are still kicking with over three decades of music behind them. They're currently in the US, and having just played Punk Rock Bowling they'll now hit NYC before returning home.

Downtown Boys, Nine of Swords, TV Freaks, Arm Candy @ Shea Stadium
Headliners Downtown Boys are one of those "you have to see it" bands, with their politically-charged, saxophone-fueled punk shows that are played mostly on the floor. It's an all around good and relatively likeminded bill too, so it's worth getting there on time.

World Party @ City Winery
Karl Wallinger is still working on the new World Party album but in the meantime is back in North America, testing out new songs and playing old favorites too. This is the second of two NYC shows.

Isadora, Slothrust, The Can't Tells @ Glasslands
Brooklyn indie rock in full effect tonight: Isadora lean towards the anthemic (shades of Radiohead); Slothrust may remind some of Built to Spill; and The Can't Tells are the most pop of the three.

Death of Samantha, Lame Drivers, Dave Hill @ Baby's All Right
Cleveland's Death of Samantha existed from 1984 to 1992 and made fierce, riff-heavy rock (sometimes straight-ahead and ballsy, sometimes Television-y) with singer John Petkovic sharp lyrics overtop. (Doug Gillard was a member too.) With a new album out, the reformed band's show tonight is their first NYC appearance in 23 years.

Other Colors, Shark?, Baked, Ronald Paris @ Death by Audio
Brooklyn band Baked will release their new album in August via Exploding in Sound. Check out a song from it below.

Big Business, American Sharks @ Union Pool
Before Big Business and American Sharks continue on their tour opening for Red Fang (which just hit MHOW this week), they'll pile on the riffs at the smaller Union Pool tonight. Admission is $10 at the door.

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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