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July 14, 2015

photo: Kelela at MoMA's Armory Party in March (more by Greg Cristman)
Kelela

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

Kelela, Young Paris, Sam Dew, HXLT @ Lot 45
This month's Red Bull Sound Select show in NYC is curated by Afropunk and headlined by the R&B boundary pusher Kelela. Support comes from African electro artist Young Paris, Dave Sitek collaborator Sam Few, and G.O.O.D. Music member HXLT (aka Hollywood Holt). Admission is $3 with RSVP or $10 without.

SOAK, Beau @ Le Poisson Rouge
Charming young Irish singer SOAK released her debut album, Before We Forgot How To Dream, last month. Her songs are draw enough, but she's a good, funny storyteller as well so expect a few between-song banter sessions.

O.A.R., Ryan Bingham @ Brookfield Place
The annual Lowdown Hudson Blues Festival is now called the Lowdown Hudson Music Festival, which explains why O.A.R. are playing this year. It's free, though.

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

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July 13, 2015

photo: Christian Peslak @ The Bell House (more by PSquared)
Christian Peslak

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

Nicole Atkins, Invisible Familiars, Sam Cohen, Emefe, TEEN, Christian Peslak @ Manhattan Inn (tribute to John Lennon, Harry Nilsson & more)
Legendary songwriters John Lennon and Harry Nilsson will be paid tribute to by an impressive cast of musicians, including Nicole Atkins, Invisible Familiars (the project of Jared Samuel, who's worked with John Lennon's son Sean), Sam Cohen (ex-Yellowbirds), Emefe, TEEN, Christian Peslak (Delicate Steve, Saint Rich), and more. They're also promising some covers of Micky Dolenz, Alice Cooper and more surprises.

Father, KeithCharles Spacebar, Slug Christ, Playboi Carti @ SOB's
Atlanta rapper Father has been getting a lot of blog hype lately for his off-kilter slowed-down sound. Does his live show live up to the hype? You can find out tonight. There's also an afterparty at Elvis Guesthouse.

Natalie Prass, Wilder Maker @ Bowery Ballroom
Natalie Prass (once a member of Jenny Lewis' touring band) is young but her music seemingly comes from a different era, recalling Dusty Springfield or even pre-rock pop.

Night Train w/ guest host Seaton Smith @ Littlefield
Seaton Smith subs for regular host Wyatt Cenac, with funny guests Phoebe Robinson, Nat Towsen, Ophira Eisenberg, Katina Corrao, Simeon Goodson, and Michelle Buteau.

Julie Klausner, Cristin Milioti @ Joe's Pub
People (with Bill Eichner), Julie Klauser tonight will be singing "some goddamn songs in her cabaret show. Don't expect anything besides complete and utter magic on this very special evening of music and comedic banter."

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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July 12, 2015

photo: Jacco Gardner in Chicago (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Jacco Gardner

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

Jacco Gardner, Meatbodies, Dinner @ Baby's All Right
While his new album Hypnophobia was a little too similar to his debut (mushroom tea pysch, lots of harpsichords and mellotrons), he's really something else live, with a seriously good live band (that currently includes kindred spirit Matson on keyboards). This is a fun bill all-around, with LA band Meatbodies (in town for yesterday's 4 Knots) and art weirdo Dinner.

Mudhoney, Pissed Jeans, The Black Clouds @ The Bell House
Having just returned from a European tour, grunge punk icons Mudhoney are in town for their second of two NYC shows, tonight with fellow mess-makers Pissed Jeans, as well as The Black Clouds.

'Sound & Chaos: The Story of BC Studio', White Hills, Martin Bisi, Bob Bert (ex-Sonic Youth), Algis Kizys (ex-Swans), Members of EULA and Insect Ark, Jonathan Kane (ex-Swans), Dan Kaufman (Barbez) @ Littlefield
Tonight, Littlefield is screening the Sound and Chaos documentary which focuses on Brooklyn's BC Studio, where Martin Bisi has recorded music for over 30 years. He's worked with Sonic Youth, Swans, and many more, and former members of both of those bands join him for live performances tonight.

Caveman, Surf Rock is Dead, Braeves @ Riis Park Beach Bazaar
There are way worse ways to spend a Saturday afternoon than at Riis Park Beach Bazaar which offers food, craft beer/wine, shopping, games...all within a stone's throw of the surf. Also: free live music, today featuring NYC guitar pop outfit, Caveman.

George FitzGerald, Arthur @ Zeitgeist at Sea cruise
UK producer George Fitzgerald expanded his earlier deep house and garage style to include a more songwriter-y feel with live vocals on this year's Fading Love (released on Domino imprint Double Six). Tonight he celebrates on a boat that leaves from Pier 83 and W 42nd St.

Johnny Thunders' Birthday Bash w/ Walter Lure & more @ Bowery Electric
Punk legend Johnny Thunders of the New York Dolls and his own band The Heartbreakers would be turning 63 this week, had he not sadly passed away in 1991. In honor of that, his Heartbreakers bandmate Walter Lure and a supporting cast are putting on this show.

Kehlani, Pell @ Highline Ballroom
The "alt-R&B" bubble still hasn't burst, as Kehlani helps prove on her solid debut album, You Should Be Here, which came out earlier this year. Chance the Rapper, BJ the Chicago Kid and others make appearances on it. Opener Pell is worth catching too.

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

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July 11, 2015

photo: Super Furry Animals in London this year (more by Rachel Juarez-Carr)
Super Furry Animals
photo: New Pornographers @ The Brill Building, 2014 (more by Chris La Putt)
New Pornographers

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

4Knots Festival w/ Super Furry Animals, Stephen Malkmus, Mikal Cronin, Twin Peaks, Screaming Females & more @ Pier 84
The Village Voice's annual outdoor festival isn't at the Seaport this year, and it isn't free either, but it does have the first US show from Welsh greats Super Furry Animals in six years and Stephen Malkmus which is enough to justify the $25 ticket alone. But you also get Mikal Cronin, Twin Peaks, Screaming Females and lots more. Starts at noon...and SFA are playing a full set, if you're wondering.

The New Pornographers, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down @ Prospect Park
There are probably a number of folks who are torn today between SFA/Malkmus and seeing New Pornographers. While Carl Newman and crew have been through NYC a few times in the last year, this show is free... and in the lovely, wooded Prospect Park.

Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival w/ Common, Mobb Deep, Freeway & more @ 50 Kent
The annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival has been hosting various events all week, but tonight's the main one: the big concert at outdoor Williamsburg venue 50 Kent. They've got conscious rap vet Common, Queensbridge legends Mobb Deep, early '00s Roc-A-Fella staple Freeway, Duck Down-signed underground rapper Skyzoo, Disclosure/Pharrell collaborators Lion Babe, Chelsea Reject, Torae, Charles Hamilton, and more.

Rainer Maria, Softspot @ Shea Stadium
Rainer Maria put out a number of great emo/indie rock albums on Polyvinyl back in the late '90s and early '00s, but then broke up in 2006. Earlier this year they reunited at Bowery Ballroom, and this week they play two more hometown shows. This is the second.

Say Anything, Modern Baseball, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Hard Girls @ Best Buy Theater
Say Anything's newer material may not be their strongest, but the early stuff holds up well and all of tonight's openers are great. There's the scrappy Philly kids Modern Baseball, ambitious indie rockers Cymbals Eat Guitars, and raw melodic punks Hard Girls.

Rosetta, So Hideous, No Way, Descender @ Saint Vitus
Rosetta's newest album Quintessential Ephemera is their first with Eric Jernigan of City of Ships as an additional member, and it brings some new sonic territory into their atmospheric post-metal/post-hardcore mix. It's good stuff.

The Rezillos, Gameday Regulars, The Purslaines, Whiskey Bitches @ Gramercy Theatre
UK punk/new wave vets The Rezillos released ZERO, their first album since the '70s, back in March which found the band still in fun form. But expect to hear classics like "Top of the Pops" tonight too.

The Men, Honey, Junk Boys, Red Dawn ii @ Silent Barn
The Men progressively shifted from a punk band to a jam band, and lately members have either spent more time with other projects or left the band all together. We're not entirely sure how any of that will play into what they have in store for us tonight, but there's only one way to find out.

Bok Bok, Corbin & Bobby Raps, Blaqstarr, Despot, Helix, Sheen @ MoMA PS1 (Warm Up)
Warm Up continues today, bringing a lineup split between electronic (Night Slugs DJs Bok Bok, Helix and Sheen) and rap (Corbin & Bobby Raps, Blaqstarr and Despot) to MoMA PS1's hot sunny courtyard.

Pictureplane, DonChristian, Chiffon, :3l​ON, Robin Gold, "Secret Special Guest DJ" @ Aviv
As anyone who attends small electronic shows in NYC knows, ain't no party like a Pictureplane party. And rapper/Le1f associate DonChristian makes this bill extra great.

Summer Thunder w/ PAT, Bottoms @ Union Pool
It's the Summer Thunder edition of JD Samson's monthly party at Union Pool, which means "good vibes, good sound, video projection by local video artists and DJ's that aren't afraid to go deep." There's also a live performance from electro-shock group Bottoms. Starts at 2 PM.

Beverly, Weeknight, Wild Yaks @ Riis Park Beach Bazaar
There are way worse ways to spend a Saturday afternoon than at Riis Park Beach Bazaar which offers food, craft beer/wine, shopping, games...all within a stone's throw of the surf. Also: free live music, today featuring the surfy Beverly, and dark n' twangy Weeknight. Starts at 1 PM.

Dale Watson & His Lone Stars, Jason D. Williams, CatEyEs @ Bowery Ballroom
"Austin's answer to Johnny Cash", Dale Watson released his new album, Call Me Insane, in June. It's the latest in a long and prolific career that's had its joys and sorrows. The Johnny Cash comparison is apt, with a deep resonant voice, honky-tonk sound, and an abundance of truck-drivin' songs. Saucy duo CatEyEs open.

Prince Rupert's Drops, Tamarron, The Due Diligence, Edith Pop @ Cake Shop
Local psych rock band Prince Rupert's Drops headline this show but Austin's Tamarron are worth checking out too. Their album dadrock is loaded with hazy guitar pop that your father may or may not like. Stream it below.

Bridget Everett @ Joe's Pub
Bridget Everett continues to perform her acclaimed show at Joe's Pub. Shy folks might want to either a) not sit too close to the stage or b) not go at all. Everyone else: Bridget's a riot.

Warped Tour @ Jones Beach
We don't actually recommend going to this, but if you're getting dragged there by a friend or family member... well we feel sorry for you. But also, you could make your day kinda better by catching post-hardcore band Citizen and Canadian punks PUP and The Dirty Nil.

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

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July 10, 2015

photo: Archers of Loaf at 4Knots 2012 (more by Chris La Putt)
Archers of Loaf

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

Archers of Loaf, Monsoon @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Hailing from the same North Carolina scene as Superchunk and Polvo, Archers of Loaf were probably the most "rock" of the bunch, with an arsenal of '90s college radio fist-pumpers like "Web in Front," "Wrong," and "Plumb."

Rainer Maria @ Saint Vitus
Rainer Maria put out a number of great emo/indie rock albums on Polyvinyl back in the late '90s and early '00s, but then broke up in 2006. Earlier this year they reunited at Bowery Ballroom, and this week they play two more hometown shows. Tonight at Vitus (which is sold out), and tomorrow at Shea.

World Party @ City Winery
Karl Wallinger's psychedelic pop band World Party continues their four-night, full-band run at City Winery.

Fred Falke, Cut Snake, Eagles & Butterflies @ Output
French house producer Fred Falke has long been a go-to man for stylish remixes. He's a killer DJ, too, and will tastefully displaying his turntable élan tonight.

Gin Blossoms, Iron Chic, Timeshares @ The Paramount
Gin Blossoms haven't had their main songwriter in decades (he committed suicide in 1993), but their earlier material has proven influential on certain modern punk and indie bands. Two of the better ones happen to be the Long Island-based Iron Chic and Timeshares, who open for them tonight.

Empress Of, Buscabulla, Los Walters, Triangulo de Amor Bizarro @ Baby's All Right
Empress Of, aka NYC art-pop musician Lorely Rodriguez, will soon have her debut album released via XL, so expect some new songs from her tonight. The night starts with a set from Spain's Triangulo de Amor Bizarro who owe much of their sound to Creation Records-era shoegaze.

Total Slacker, California X, Hound, Melt @ Baby's All Right
This bill pairs together two bands who aren't afraid to show off their '90s rock influences, Total Slacker and California X, with the None More Black/Ted Leo + the Pharmacists-related stoner/garage band Hound and Melt (which includes Cassie Ramone on bass).

Mates of State, Good Graeff, Hey Marseilles @ Bowery Ballroom
If you're not going to that Rainer Maria show, but you want to see a different veteran Polyvinyl (and now Barsuk) band, Mates of State at Bowery Ballroom sounds like a good place to end up.

I.O.D., Show Me The Body, Salomon Faye, OSHUN @ Palisades
There are a few good artists on this bill, but one of particular note is hip hop/neo-soul duo OSHUN, whose new ASASE YAA mixtape has a strong political message, cultural pride, and great songs.

Ajax, Fatigue, Semper Eadem, Vanity, No Parole @ Acheron
Acheron hosts a good punk show tonight, featuring (among other things) the very catchy Oi!-inspired NYC band Vanity.

members of Dismemberment Plan, The Hold Steady & more covering albums @ Knitting Factory
This show features a bunch of musicians covering other musicians, including The Dismemberment Plan's Travis Morrison covering Morphine's "Cure For Pain," The Hold Steady's Dan Neustadt covering Neutral Milk Hotel's "In The Aeroplane Over the Sea" and more.

Bridget Everett @ Joe's Pub
Bridget Everett continues to perform her acclaimed show at Joe's Pub. Shy folks might want to either a) not sit too close to the stage or b) not go at all. Everyone else: Bridget's a riot.

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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July 9, 2015

photo: Waxahatchee at MHOW in April (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Waxahatchee

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

Stiff Little Fingers, The Turbo A.C.'s, Two Man Advantage @ Irving Plaza
Stiff Little Fingers appeared on the punk scene in the late '70s with a raspy voice and a pop sensibility that helped inspire the last three decades or so of melodic punk bands. It holds up excellently today, as you can experience in real life tonight.

Waxahatchee, Speedy Ortiz, Weyes Blood @ Pier 84
This free show is excellent from start to finish. Kicking things off is powerhouse vocalist Weyes Blood, then it's two likeminded but different indie rock bands. Speedy Ortiz bring the discordant, tangled riffs and Waxahatchee bring the folkier elements and (as of their new album) keyboard-driven art pop. Did we mention it's free?

World Party @ City Winery
Karl Wallinger's psychedelic pop band World Party continues their four-night, full-band run at City Winery.

Punch Brothers, Sarah Jarosz @ Prospect Park
While Chris Thile's Nickel Creek bandmates remain busy with their Watkins Family Hour project, Chris continues on with his progressive bluegrass band Punch Brothers. Their latest release is this year's The Phosphorescent Blues, and tonight they play this free show in their hometown.

Future Punx, Beverly, Honduras, MPHO @ Alphaville
A pretty great lineup of local bands awaits tonight with post-wavers Future Punx, insanely hooky guitar pop outfit Beverly, and solid, Brit-leaning garage rock combo Honduras.

Delicate Steve, Celestial Shore @ Rocks Off Cruise
A night of guitar virtuosity is on board this Rocks off cruise tonight. If you're going, be prepared for lots of bad "I can't see the shore from here" type jokes.

The Rezillos @ Wonder Bar
UK punk/new wave vets The Rezillos released ZERO, their first album since the '70s, back in March which found the band still in fun form. But expect to hear classics like "Top of the Pop" tonight too.

Electric Six, Cosmica @ Asbury Lanes
Detroit's finest purveyors of tongue-in-cheek bombast, Electric Six lay it on thick with their glammy riffs and bravado-heavy lyrics.

Fastball, The Rembrandts @ BB King's
Are you like, so into the '90s? Then there's no way you're going to miss the band that wrote "The Way" and "Out of My Head" playing with the band who wrote the Friends theme song, right? RIGHT?!

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

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July 8, 2015

photo: Bridget Everett @ Joe's Pub, 2014 (more by Chris La Putt)
Bridget Everett

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

Death Grips @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple
Notorious show cancellers and supposedly broken up rap group Death Grips have been on tour, and as these real, not fake photos prove, they're actually playing shows! We still have no idea what will happen at tonight's show, but if you bought tickets (and a lot of you did -- it's sold out), good luck!

Fetty Wap & Remy Boys @ Stage 48
Fetty Wap is the Paterson, NJ rapper who's been enjoying the surprise-success of his addictive single "Trap Queen," which you've heard if you've left your house at least once this year. (Actually, even if you haven't. You have probably heard it blasting out of cars driving by your apartment.) He's since dropped the "My Way" single, which is picking up a good amount of steam too.

Caveman, Sweekuh @ Gouverneur Lane
Get a taste of Caveman's new material (and lots of older favorites) at this free "Game On" block party in the Financial District. It's free, all-ages and starts at 5 PM.

Mac DeMarco BBQ @ 153 Morgan Ave
If you bring Mac a canned food drive item, he'll grill you a hot dog. He'll also be playing unreleased songs on his car stereo, and selling "Ass Passes" that get you into all four of his upcoming NYC shows (three of which are sold out).

The Stepkids @ Madison Square Park
This is part of Madison Sq. Park's "Oval Lawn Series," tonight featuring the funky/jammy Stones Throw-signed trio The Stepkids. It's free, all-ages and starts at  7 PM.

Summerscreen ('Clueless') w/ Worriers @ McCarren Park
While Todd P pulling out his involvement as music booker, the show goes on for Summerscreen now with Worriers playing instead of Zs. Doors open at 6pm, with food vendors and live music. Films at sundown.

Electric Six @ Rocks Off Concert Cruise
Detroit's finest purveyors of tongue-in-cheek bombast, Electric Six, play on a boat tonight. That seems about right. They probably have a song about a boat, you'd think.

World Party @ City Winery
Karl Wallinger's psychedelic pop band World Party kick off a four-night, full-band run at City Winery.

Bridget Everett @ Joe's Pub
Bridget Everett continues to perform her acclaimed show at Joe's Pub. Shy folks might want to either a) not sit too close to the stage or b) not go at all. Everyone else: Bridget's a riot.

Mike Birbiglia's Dream at UCB Theatre
For fans of Birbiglia's famous storytelling style of comedy, this monthly show at the UCB is a must-see. Joined by the best UCB vets, including Chris Gethard and Tami Sagher (Broad City), Birbiglia brings his stories to life through improv.

Jo Firestone Presents: The Unexpectashow @ UCB Chelsea
Rising New York comedian and actress Jo Firestone is renowned for her unique shows, like pun competitions and dating shows. She is back at UCB tonight, setting up single men on dates that will happen live on stage.

Shraf, Soft Lit, Fitness, Motion Studies @ Friends and Lovers
The GODMODE label brings us this lineup featuring four of their bands, including the LCD-ish dance rock of Motion Studies.

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

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July 7, 2015

Joey Bada$$ / Dick Diver
Joey Bada$$
Dick Diver

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

Joey Bada$$ & Pro Era, Flatbush ZOMBiES, The Underachievers, Phony PPL, Smoke DZA, Dyme A Duzin, 22 Love, SMTH, DJs Statik Selektah and Powers Pleasant @ Central Park SummerStage
After a few years of promising mixtapes, Joey Bada$$ put out his debut album, B4.DA.$$, this year, and it's got his '90s-inspired style sounding great without being obvious idol worship. Basically everyone on this bill is also great, so make sure to show up on time (show goes from 6-10 PM).

Pro Era, Flatbush Zombies, The Underachievers @ Highline Ballroom
After the Central Park show, a chunk of the lineup heads to Highline Ballroom for an afterparty. 11:15 PM doors.

Dick Diver, Lightning Bug @ Baby's All Right
Australia's Dick Diver are in the fine jangly tradition of The Go-Betweens, making heartfelt guitar pop with just enough rust on the edges. This is their second of two NYC shows.

"An Evening with Death Grips" @ Webster Hall
Notorious show cancellers and supposedly broken up rap group Death Grips have been on tour, and as these real, not fake photos prove, they're actually playing shows! We still have no idea what will happen at tonight's show, but if you bought tickets (and a lot of you did -- it's sold out), good luck!

Girlpool, Alex G, Frankie Cosmos, Hello Shark @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
If you're into the current wave of DIY indie rock, this whole bill is likely up your alley. There's the socially conscious unison-singing of Girlpool, the deadpan pop of Alex G, the twee-ish folk of Frankie Cosmos, and the slowcore-ish folk of Hello Shark.

Goatwhore, Ringworm, Black Breath, Theories @ Saint Vitus
After playing Vitus last night, this stacked metal bill does it again at the same venue tonight. NOLA vets Goatwhore headline, Ringworm and Black Breath bring the high-quality metallic hardcore in the middle, and deathgrind newcomers Theories start things off.

Stephen Stills @ City Winery
It's been a pretty busy summer for CSNY members in NYC, with Croz passing through not long ago and Uncle Neil on the way soon. Tonight though, it's Stephen Stills, who in addition to CSNY, has Buffalo Springfield, Manassas, his own great solo career and more to pull from.

Alex Winston, Mainland @ Mercury Lounge
Alex Winston has been following her 2012 quirky pop debut King Con with singles and an EP that kind of drop the "quirky" part of that description. The newest is this past June's The Day I Died.

"Ask me Another" with Ellie Kemper @ Bell House
Another in NPR's "Ask Me Another" live quiz show tapings, tonight features the very charming Ellie Kemper of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and The Office.

Julie Klausner @ Joe's Pub
The very funny host of How Was Your Week and star of soon-to-premiere show Difficult People (with Bill Eichner), Julie Klauser tonight will be singing "some goddamn songs in her cabaret show. Don't expect anything besides complete and utter magic on this very special evening of music and comedic banter."

Bridget Everett: Rock Bottom @ Joe's Pub
Right after Julie it's Bridget Everett with her acclaimed show 'Rock Botton.' Shy folks might want to either a) not sit too close to the stage or b) go at all. Everyone else: Bridget's a riot.

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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July 6, 2015

photo: Mudhoney @ MHOW, 2013 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
Mudhoney

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

Mudhoney, Pampers @ Bowery Ballroom
Having just returned from a European tour, grunge punk icons Mudhoney are in town for two shows. Tonight's the first and if you're going definitely don't miss the bruising art-punk of openers Pampers.

Nude Beach, Outer Spaces, MPHO, RIPS @ Silent Barn
Brooklyn's Nude Beach excel at the kind of anthemic, heartland indie rock that the Midwest did so well in the '80s. This show also features promising indie rockers Outer Spaces and MPHO, aka Mark Perro of The Men and Holly Overton of Juniper Rising.

Goatwhore, Ringworm, Black Breath, Theories @ Saint Vitus
There's basically nowhere better to be in NYC tonight if you're a metalhead. NOLA vets Goatwhore headline, Ringworm and Black Breath bring the high-quality metallic hardcore, and deathgrind newcomers Theories start things off. Great bill all around.

Statik Selektah w/ special guest @ Santos
Veteran hip hop producer Statik Selektah releases his new album tomorrow and celebrates with a release show tonight. The album's stacked with killer guests, including Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, Talib Kweli, Sean Price, Smif N Wessun, Bodega Bamz, Skyzoo, Rapsody, comedian Hannibal Buress, and still many more, and he's saying select guests will be appearing at this show.

Night Train @ Littlefield
Seaton Smith subs for regular Night Train host Wyatt Cenac, and tonight's comedy talent includes Aparna Nancherla, Claudia Cogan, Tyler Richardson, Maeve Higgins, Chris Laker, and more.

Mandingo Ambassadors @ Union Pool
Monday's at Union Pool are usually home to Rev. Anderson and his Love Choir, but they've got the night off and in their place is Mamady Kouyaté's group Mandingo Ambassadors who carry on the Guinean dance band tradition. Two sets tonight: 10:30 PM and midnight, both free.

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

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July 5, 2015

photo: Chris Gethard @ Rough Trade (more by Ryan Muir)
IMAGE

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

Dick Diver, Green Pages, Beastie Vee @ Cake Shop
Australia's Dick Diver are in the fine jangly tradition of The Go-Betweens, making heartfelt guitar pop with just enough rust on the edges. This is just-added show and openers Green Pages feature members of a number of Cake Shop regulars (German Measels, Sapphire Mansions / The Beets). $8 at the doo.

Swirlies, Laced, Kudgel, DJ Ning Nong @ Baby's All Right
Veteran shoegaze band Swirlies are touring in support of new reissue of their seminal Blonder Tongue Audio Baton LP, and while they aren't performing it in full like they did at Silent Barn yesterday, expect a lot of that album tonight. Also on the bill are fellow Boston vets Kudgel (who Swirlies released a split with in 1992) and Laced, the punky side project of Beach Fossils Dustin Payseur.

Dikembe, Slingshot Dakota, Big Eater, For Everest @ Shea Stadium
Gainesville emo revivalists Dikembe were set to be on tour with Empire! Empire!, who had to drop off, but Dikembe still made it here and they play with driving pop duo Slingshot Dakota.

Wild Pink, Gulfer, Vasudeva, Living Room, People Like You @ Cameo
Speaking of emo revival, if you dig mathy Kinsella-style emo, this whole bill (except Wild Pink, who are more indie rock) has elements of that.

Chris Gethard @ Union Hall
Chris is doing another of his "Career Suicide" shows at Union Hall, which will have "an hour of stand up focusing on suicide, alcoholism, and all the other funniest parts of life."

The Grateful Dead's Chicago shows are this weekend, and there are a few places you can watch the simulcast in the NYC-area.

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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