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March 6, 2014

Swearin' at Saint Vitus in February (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Swearin

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

Peter Matthew Bauer (of The Walkmen) @ Baby's All Right
Now that The Walkmen are on hiatus, many of the members are taking on solo endeavors, including Peter Matthew Bauer, whose sound has more of the indie rock grit of the band's early days than the directions the other members are taking.

The Orwells, Twin Peaks @ Bowery Ballroom
Chicago invades NYC this weekend with their gutbomb deep dish pizza and fresh-faced bratty rock n' roll, the latter in the form of The Orwells and Twin Peaks. Should make for a fun, wild show.

Cults, Empress of @ MHOW
Shoe mogul Steve Madden is presenting this free show with anthemic pop combo Cults and Empress Of. While tickets were free, all have been claimed.

Deer Tick (American Songbook) @ Lincoln Center - The Allen Room
The American Songbook Series, which puts "American singers, songwriters, and composers in intimate concerts at The Allen Room," continues tonight with twangy bar rockers Deer Tick.

Kaki King, Glowing Pictures @ BRIC House
Tonight Kaki King brings her innovative guitar playing to BRIC House, the multipurpose venue/studio/learning center from the folks behind Celebrate Brooklyn.

Tensnake, Juan Maclean, JDH & Dave P @ Output
German house producer Tensnake just remixed Duke Dumont, and he's got a similar knack for thumping house in his own material too. This whole bill is also pretty stacked, with DFA's Juan Maclean and FIXED's JDH & Dave P.

The Preatures @ Mercury Lounge
Ever wonder what it would be like if The Strokes and Haim were one Australian band. It might sound a little like Sydney's The Preatures, who were last here for CMJ. Sold out.

Richard Buckner @ Union Hall
Buckner's 2013 album, Surrounded, is somber with thick, haunting atmospheres, and some rich vocal harmonies that add a comforting warmth to the whole thing too. It's the kind of music that translates flawlessly to an intimate room like Union Hall.

Lapland @ Rockwood Music Hall
Lapland, the moniker of Josh Mease, makes ethereal folk that's not afraid of synthesizers or '70s soft rock. Tonight's show is a release party for his new album. It's a free show. You can watch a video below.

Swearin', Cassie Ramone @ Cake Shop
Swearin' deliver an excellent take on '90s rock with elements of Weezer, Built to Spill, Dinosaur Jr and more, but without ever sounding redundant. It makes for a thrilling live show too, and should get much crazier at tonight's Cake Shop show than tomorrow's much larger Music Hall of Williamsburg show. Cassie Ramone of the now-defunct Vivian Girls and The Babies opens with a solo set.

Cascading Slopes, Llamano, Listening Center @ Cameo Gallery
Cascading Slopes is the new electropop solo project from Connor of The Drums. His debut album , just out, is titled Towards a Quaker View of Synthesizers, which may give you a good idea of the band's approach. They headline a new series called ELECTRICAL NIGHTS that promised to be an  "intimate evening of analog synthesizers, education, time travel and love."

Le Rug, Aaron Maine of Porches, Make It Up, Akhbar @ Silent Barn
Armed with an old drum machine and garage sale keyboards, Le Rug make nasally, attitude-heavy pop. Also on the bill is Porches frontman Aaron Maine whose songs should work well in solo format.

French Horn Rebellion, Damn Right!, Late Guest at the Party @ Glasslands
This show was originally supposed to be headlined by UK dancepop act New Young Pony Club who had to postpone for visa reasons. The party vibe remains, though, with FHR taking over the lead slot.

Ukiah Drag, Ivy, PC Worship @ Death By Audio
The Ukiah Drag make psych punk with a hint of western flavor. Following last night's show opening for The Men, you can catch them headlining this smaller NYC gig tonight.

Pontiak, Norman Westberg, Kid Millions / Jim Sauter Duo @ Union Pool
It's a great night for experimental music with Virgnia psych rockers Pontiak, whose new album INNOCENCE, is out on Thrill Jockey now, plus Swans member Norman Westberg, and a duo set from Oneida member Kid Millions and his collaborator Jim Sauter.

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March 5, 2014

The Men @ MHOW, Novemeber '13 (more by Ebru Yildiz)
The Men

Seoul @ Pop Montreal 2013 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Seoul

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

The Men, Ukiah Drag @ Bowery Ballroom
The Men's prolific album-a-year schedule and ever-changing sound that has shifted from dark sludge punk to Replacements-y indie rock to Crazy Horse style jams leaves them with a ton of variety to throw into their raucous sets. If you're going, don't miss the western-tinged psych punks The Ukiah Drag, who open.

The Lawrence Arms, The Copyrights, Elway @ Gramercy Theatre
The Lawrence ended an 8-year gap between albums with this year's Metropole, and for a band who's been away from releasing music for so long, it's surprisingly one of their best records.

CTZNSHP, Adult Dude, Longarms @ Spike Hill
Local rockers Adult Dude make a great mix of Dinosaur Jr-style rock and Superchunk-style punk, and are worth showing up to this one for.

Joan As Police Woman @ Union Pool
Joan as Policewoman's new album, The Classic, finds her in classic (and classy) R&B mode with some of her most ebullient songs yet. Tonight's show is sold out but you can catch her at Rough Trade in May too.

Rush Midnight, Seoul, Sea Oleena, Daniel Klag @ Cake Shop
Montreal band Seoul make airy, crystaline pop that's funky and soulful in an '80s kind of way. This is their second of two NYC shows this week with fellow MTL band Sea Oleena.

Limited, Life Size Maps, Limited, Beiju, Lazyeyes, The Silver Palms @ Pianos
Tonight's the first of Life Size Maps' March Residency at Pianos. They've curated a good lineup to kick things off, with Lazyeyes and Limited (Alex from Big Troubles' synthpop solo project).

Eugene Mirman, Sarah Vowell, Ken Burns, Kurt Anderson, John Oliver, Questlove, Fred Armisen, Masha Gessen, Robyn Hitchcock @ Town Hall
New York nonprofit 826NYC is celebrating 10 years of providing students ages 6 - 18 with free literacy and writing programs with this event osted by Eugene Mirman and Sarah Vowell which pairs distinguished artists in conversation.

Snow Tha Product, Caskey, Chris Miles @ Santos Party House
Snow Tha Product has some pretty fun jams like "Cookie Cutter Bitches" and we have a pretty good feeling the crowd at Santos is gonna turn up to those jams tonight.

Scott Ian @ BB King's
As guitarist for thrash vets Anthrax, Scott Ian has amassed a lot of stories. Hear some of the more entertaining ones tonight as part of his spoken word tour.

Ghost Beach, Fascinator, Chrome Sparks @ Baby's All Right
Tonight's show is a release party for Ghost Beach's new album, Blonde. It's free with RSVP.

Big Terrific @ Cameo
Max Silvestri hosts the free weekly comedy show in the back of Williamsburg's Lovin' Cup. Tonight's talent includes Claudia Cogan, Joe Zimmerman, Rob Cantrell, and Sean Donnelly.

'Lost Highway' @ Nitehawk Cinema
David Lynch's classic 1997 film kicks off Nighthawk's series on composer Angelo Badalamenti. The screening will be preceeded by a set from Silent Draper Runners-related band A Place Both Wonderful and Strange.

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

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March 4, 2014

Wild Beasts at Highline Ballroom in 2010 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Wild Beasts

Ringo Deathstarr in Austin, 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
Ringo Deathstarr

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

Wild Beasts, The Range @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Wild Beasts fourth album, Present Tense, is decidedly more synth-heavy than anything they've done before, the record is still very much in the band's lusty, decadent universe. Tonight's sold-out show is one of two the band are doing in the US this week around the record's release.

Cheatahs, Eternal Summers, Little Racer @ Baby's All Right
UK band Cheatahs' debut album is a nice balance of the loud, dreamy and melodic, and '90s touchstones seem to be Swervedriver and early Sloan. They play with another band that balances noise and melody well, Eternal Summers.

Ringo Deathstarr, Purple, Christines @ Mercury Lounge
It's a shame this and the Cheatahs show are the same night as they appeal to the same crowd. Austin's Ringo Deathstarr are also superior (guitar) pedal pushers, and new local band Christines (ex-Woven Bones) owe more than a little to Swervedriver themselves.

Fenster, AM Gems, Imaginary Friends @ Shea Stadium
Like most artists on Morr Music (The Notwist, Lali Puna), Brooklyn/Berlin act Fenster incorporate electronics in a very organic way, making for earthy pop and the band's new album is spare, warm and quite lovely.

Liam Finn @ Union Pool
On his forthcoming album, The Nihilist, Finn played 67 instruments, which actually sounds about right. Anyone who's seen his live shows knows the dude can play anything. And often does! This is the first of his March "Murmuration" residencies.

Joan As Police Woman @ Chez Andre
Tomorrow's Joan as Policewoman show at Union Pool is sold out, you can see her for free tonight at this subterranean club in The Standard Hotel's East Village location. RSVP to aohayon@standardhotel.com.

Baby Alpaca, Seoul, Sea Oleena @ Glasslands
Montreal band Seoul make airy, crystaline pop that was funky and soulful in an '80s kind of way. This is their first of two NYC shows this week with fellow MTL band Sea Oleena.

Paul Simon, Sting @ MSG
Expect over four decades of greatness from Paul Simon dating back to his early days in Simon & Garfunkel through the quality material of 2011's So Beautiful or So What. He'll play with his own band and also take the stage with Sting for a collaborative set.

Schoolboy Q, Isaiah Rashad, Vince Staples @ Best Buy Theater
Schoolboy Q's new album, Oxymoron, has some of his hardest flow and most detailed production, but not at the expense of the element of fun he's always had. He's already done some previewing of that material in NYC, but this is his first proper show since its release, which likely means it'll be rowdier and include more favorites from earlier in his career too. And don't miss the openers, including Q's TDE labelmate Isaiah Rashad and Black Hippy/Odd Future collaborator Vince Staples.

Sleepy Sun, Kill Devil Hills @ Knitting Factory
Sleepy Sun make ocean-sized psych akin to Black Angels, and now four albums deep they'll be bringing their trippy sounds to NYC tonight.

George Clinton & the P-Funk All-Stars @ BB King's
Free your mind and your ass will follow to George Clinton's legendary funk and soul at BB King's tonight.

Metal Church, Attacker, Polygamyst @ Saint Vitus
Metal Church are one of those '80s-era metal stalwarts who came close to rock stardom but never quite made it. (They compare favorably to Anvil, for instance.) You can catch their current iteration -- which still features founding guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof -- touring behind their tenth album, 2013's Generation Nothing, tonight at Vitus.

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

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March 3, 2014

Oberhofer @ Osheaga 2013 (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
Oberhofer

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

Oberhofer, Big Ups, Celestial Shore @ Baby's All Right
Poppy Brooklynites Oberhofer are "PLAYING FUN SHOW FOR ALL OF YOU TO SEE" with their mathy mates Celestial Store and punky pals Big Ups. Tickets are still available.

Mike Birbiglia @ Union Hall
The very funny Mike Birbiglia is about to take his "Thank God for Jokes" set on tour, which doesn't include any dates in NYC, but before he leaves he'll do another of his small "Working It Out" shows tonight.

Landlady, Friend Roulette, Zula, Star Rover @ Glasslands
Adam Schatz may be the busiest musician in Brooklyn, playing in too many bands to count. Landlady, though, is his baby and the band just signed to Hometapes (Megafaun, Bear in Heaven). You can check out the first released track from the new album below and catch them live tonight.

Arthur Beatrice @ The Mercury Lounge
This London quartet's brand of pop is anthemic and a little tropical -- and they just released their debut album, Working Out, and are over to play a few North American shows.

Rhett Miller @ City Winery
While we wait for Old 97's to release their new album, Most Messed Up, frontman Rhett Miller is in town tonight for this solo show.

Sleepers Work, Austin Vaughn @ Manhattan Inn
Sleepers Work is the alias of Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist William Flynn who has toured with St. Vincent, and others. No Turn Before The Shoreline is the first full length release from Sleepers Work which shows off his moody, ambient R&B. Tonight's show is free.

Dirty Fences, Nancy, Juniper Rising @ Death by Audio
Get grimy tonight with two of of Brooklyn's best producers of party-hardy garage rock, Dirty Fences and Nancy, plus the country-tinged Juniper Rising.

Wyatt Cenac's Night Train @ Littlefield
Hop aboard Wyatt Cenac's weekly Night Train comedy show at Littlefield tonight. This week's guests include Seaton Smith, Kevin Avery, Aparna Nancherla, Janelle James, Jon Fisch, Ali Wong, and more.

Rick Ross @ Best Buy Theatre
Hip hop star Rick Ross celebrates the release of his delayed, Mastermind, tonight.

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

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March 2, 2014

Vivian Girls @ MHOW 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Vivian Girls

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

Many of us will be staying home tonight to watch the 86th Academy Awards and will feature a few notable musicians nominated for Oscars: Owen Pallet & Will Butler for the Her score, and Karen O who sings (and co-wrote) "Moon Song" from that film -- she's performing it at the awards. Fellow best song nominees U2 and Pharrell will perform too. 7 PM on ABC.

Lots of good show options for those who don't care about the Oscars:

Vivian Girls, Potty Mouth, Shellshag @ Baby's All Right
It's the end of an era: Vivian Girls will go their separate musical ways after tonight's show, with two great openers to boot. Sold out.

Public Service Broadcasting, Broods, Miriam Bryant, Johnny Stimson, Jason Eldredge DJ set @ Brooklyn Bowl
Last here for CMJ, these Brit AV geeks mix serious instrumental skill with perfectly synched samples and projections from old educational films. Also: corduroy. This is part of It's a School Night series which is free with RSVP.

Peanut Butter Wolf, J. Rocc, Jonwayne, Knxwledge @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Celebrating the new Stones Throw Records documentary Our Vinyl Ways a Ton, this tour features many of the label's biggest names. Catch the film at Indie Screen at 7 PM and then consider this show the afterparty.

Peaches, Eva and Her Virgins @ Olivia
Having recently toured her film Peaches Does Herself, this show, at the very intimate Prospect Heights venue, is being billed as "Mike Madrigal Presents 'Peaches' Live In Brooklyn Up Close & Personal."

Hiss Golden Messenger, Zachary Cale @ Mercury Lounge
Hiss Golden Messenger makes a similar kind of raw, personal folk to the forgotten-then-remembered singers of the late '60s (Nick Drake, Vashti Bunyan, etc) and though he may not have the same story, his music can be just as intense.

Sean Nicholas Savage, Tonstartssbandht, Greenfield, Clay Adakazaam (DJ) @ Signal
Prolific and a little eccentric, Montreal artist Sean Nicholas Savage mixes genres with abandon, as heard most recently on last year's Other Life, which came out on Arbutus Records (home of Grimes, Doldrums and more).

Hannibal Buress @ 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. Get there early.

Tonight's HSY / Greys / The Beverleys show at Death by Audio has been postponed due to car trouble.

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March 1, 2014

Hospitality @ Austin's Red 7 last week (more by Tim Griffin)
Hospitality

Public Service Broadcasting @ BV-CMJ 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
PSB

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

Hospitality, Air Waves @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Having bettered their debut with their terrific second album, Trouble, Hospitality's tour circles round back to Brooklyn tonight.

Public Service Broadcasting @ Mercury Lounge
Last here for CMJ, these Brit AV geeks mix serious instrumental skill with perfectly synched samples and projections from old educational films. Also: corduroy.

Vivian Girls, Waxahatchee, Juan Wauters @ Death by Audio
It's the end of an era: Vivian Girls will go their separate musical ways after this weekend's two sold-out farewell shows. Tonight's is the location of some of their earliest shows, and is with Waxahatchee who coulda sold out DbA on their own.

Mike Doughty @ City Winery
This is one of Doughty's "Question Jar" shows where audience members can submit questions (guess where) that the former Soul Coughing singer then answers in betweens songs.

Surfer Blood, Fort Lean, wake up @ Glasslands
Florida poppy indie rockers play a sold-out show tonight with locals Fort Lean and wake up. It's their second of two Brooklyn shows.

Honduras, Dead Stars, Beiju, The Gradients @ Radio Bushwick
Honduras bring a lot of different influences to the table. A little garage, yes, but there's '80s/'90s British indie too. While it may not be anything you haven't exactly heard before, Honnduras write very hooky songs and, as importantly, the bring a real energy to the performance. Tonight's a release party for their new EP.

Porches, DRGN KING, Frankie Cosmos @ Baby's All Right
One of the many local dates for NYC "bummer pop" band Porches, and this one is double the fun because Frankie Cosmos (who plays in Porches' live band and is joined by Porches frontman Aaron Maine in her own live band) is on the bill too. Early show.

Caspian, Junius, A Storm of Light, Advaeta @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
It's a triple attack of epic tonight with the titanic post-rock of Caspian, the atmospheric/heavy Junius and metal bashers A Storm of Light (fronted by Neurosis' former visual artist Josh Graham). Brooklyn indie trio Advaeta don't exactly fit the theme of the bill, but they're worth catching as well.

Laurel Halo, M.E.S.H., Bill Kouligas, Physical Therapy @ Baby's All Right
On her albums, Laurel Halo nails a mix of forward-thinking IDM and left-field art pop. Her shows are known to combine the two or rely most heavily on one for the evening. Let's see what surprises she has in store for us tonight.

Mirah, Susie Ibarra @ Merkin Concert Hall (Ecstatic Music Festival)
The Ecstatic Music Festival continues tonight, bringing together alt-singer/songwriter Mirah with contemporary composer/percussionist Susie Ibarra.

There's also some other good local bands playing tonight, including Bluffing, Turnip King & more @ Silent Barn and Flagland, Lost Boy?, Washer & more @ Shea. Or you could catch Le1f and JD Samson DJing at Glasslands.

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

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February 28, 2014

Quilt at Mexican Summer Five (more by PSquared)
QUILT

Bleeding Rainbow @ Northside Fest 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Bleeding Rainbow

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

Quilt, Weyes Blood @ Mercury Lounge
Quilt make harmony-laden psych-folk like it's San Francisco in the '60s, and they do justice to that sound too. Weyes Blood's drone folk should appeal to Quilt fans as well.

Bleeding Rainbow, Hunters, Fat Creeps @ Death by Audio
With a terrific new album, Interrupt, out now, Bleeding Rainbow hit their favorite Brooklyn spot for a record release show as their tour with Hunters wraps up this weekend.

Marathon, No Trigger, Fire When Ready, No Way @ Saint Vitus
New York punks Marathon are reuniting to headline this show, but they're not the only band on the bill who went away for a while. No Trigger recently became active again and it doesn't look like FIre When Ready have played in a while either. Should be a cool night all around. Sold out.

Band of Horses @ Town Hall
Band of Horses just released the full-set Acoustic at The Ryman live disc, and now they're supporting that with an acoustic tour, which pulls into NYC tonight. Sold Out.

Pypy, Maicamia @ Cake Shop
What do you get when you take the singers of two of Montreal's most exciting, volatile underground bands (Annie-Claude of Duchess Says and Choyce of CPC Gangbangs) and put them together? Pypy, who make crazed punk rock. This is the band's first NYC show and live shows can be very wild. Sounds like fun. Also on the bill: Maicamia which features Godspeed's Mauro Pezzente.

Ski Lodge, Starlight Girls, The Belle Game @ Glasslands
Say bon voyage to Brooklyn's Ski Lodge and Starlight Girls as they head towards the madness of SXSW. Ski Lodge's tourmates, Vancouver's The Belle Game, play too.

Body Language, Joywave, The Echo-Friendly, Vensaire @ Brooklyn Nigh 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's a pretty dance-friendly line-up. Note that Widowspeak offshoot Vensaire are subbing for Jamaica Queens who dropped off tonight's show.

The Great Valley, Happy Jawbone, Cigarette, SoftSpot, Enforcer @ Shea Stadium
Brattleboro, Vermont invades Shea Stadium tonight, including leaders of the scene, Happy Jawbone Family Band.

Har Mar Superstar, Smokey Robotic @ Knitting Factory
Entertaining goofball Har Mar Superstar can turn any place into a sweaty party, given his ability to mimic '80s R&B and funk... he can breakdance too. This is his free monthly series at Knit, doors at midnight.

Oneirogen, Epistasis, New Firmament @ Trans Pecos
This is the monthly "Chaos Bodies" series that spotlights "Out-goth, post-industrial, & post-metal" curated by Charlie Looker (Extra Life) and Andrew Hock (Castevet), both of the newish industrial metal band Psalm Zero. Tonight: one-man doom/drone noisemaker Oneirogen. Black metal-ish prog heavies Epistasis and ambient project New Firmament.

Howler, Designer @ Baby's All Right
These Minneapolis indie rockers are gearing up to release their new album, World Of Joy, and are in in NYC currently -- this being their second show. This one's early, too, with doors at 8 PM and it's over by 10 PM.

Lo-Fang @ Baby's All Right
The 4AD-signed Lo-Fang makes art pop that mixes electronic and acoustic instruments, and though he's about to play some pretty big stages opening for Lorde, tonight you can catch him on his own in a smaller room. This is the second of three shows at Baby's tonight, doors at 10 PM.

Full of Hell, Mutilation Rites, White Widows Pact @ The Acheron
Noisy hardcore band Full of Hell are a serious force as a live band, and tonight they bring that force to NYC for a show with local favorites Mutilation Rites.

Van She (DJ w/ Live Vocals), Saint Pepsi @ Glasslands
Australian synth popsters Van She last played NYC in September, and though they're only DJing this show, they will have live vocals, so it should get more interesting than any old DJ set.

White Denim, The Districts @ Webster Hall
These psych-rockers tapped Jeff Tweedy to produce last year's acclaimed Corsicana Lemonade where he encouraged them to take their 70's stadium riffs even bigger.. Sold Out.

Surfer Blood, Rad Dreams, wake up @ Baby's All Right
Florida's poppy indie rockers Surfer Blood play this $5 late show (doors at midnight) ahead of tomorrow's Glasslands show (which was moved there from Rough Trade).

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

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February 27, 2014

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks @ Lincoln Hall on 02/20/2014 (more by Jeff Ryan)
Malkmus

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

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Endless Boogie @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Fresh off his strongest solo album in some time, Malkmus brings his arch wordplay and occasionally jammy indie rock to NYC for two sold-out shows, this being the second. Tonight starts his tour's run with Endless Boogie.

Real Estate @ Subculture
Real Estate will be playing their new album Atlas in full at this show which is also being broadcast live on WNYC's "Sound Check" (and online too).

Nick Waterhouse, The Jay Vons, Daddy Long Legs @ Bowery Ballroom
Classic soul devotee Nick Waterhouse will release his second album, Holly, next week. Get an early taste live tonight -- tickets are still available.

Nada Surf @ The Bell House
Nada Surf have been making smart, heartfelt pop for over 20 years. It's been a couple since they put out a new record -- maybe we'll get some new songs tonight.

Les Claypool's Duo De Twang @ Secret Brooklyn Venue & McKittrick Hotel
Les Claypool and pal Bryan Kehoe rework Primus and Frog Brigade songs in a bluegrass/skiffle motif. They play two shows tonight: early at a soon-to-be-disclosed Brooklyn location (which BV is presenting), and then their second sold-out McKittrick show.

Pypy, Maicamia, The Dreebs, Cyanide Tooth @ Death by Audio
What do you get when you take the singers of two of Montreal's most exciting, volatile underground bands (Annie-Claude of Duchess Says and Choyce of CPC Gangbangs) and put them together? Pypy, who make crazed punk rock. This is the band's first NYC show and live shows can be very wild. Sounds like fun. Also on the bill: Maicamia which features Godspeed's Mauro Pezzente.

Fletcher C. Johnson, Doug Tuttle, Backwords, Shy Hunters @ Baby's All Right
Fletcher C. Johnson's 2012 album, Salutations, just got repressed via Burger Records and tonight's the release party for that. Also playing Doug Tuttle who used to be in Mmoss and just released his pleasantly trippy debut album on Trouble in Mind.

Grass is Green, Palehound, Celestial Shore, Bluffing, Howler @ Pianos
This is the second of two Palehound shows at Pianos, and with this stacked mostly-local bill, this is really the one to be at. There's the stop-start post-hardcore of their labelmates Grass Is Green, the math pop of Celestial Shore, the lo-fi pop of Bluffing, and at 7 PM there's a free set (so technically a different show, but free and right beforehand) from the once-buzzy Howler.

Rioux, Beat Culture, Headaches @ Glasslands
Local psychedelic dance producer Rioux is becoming a live staple, and here's another chance to see him. He just released a new single, "Maze1," which you can stream below.

Teen Suicide, Alex G., Special Explosion, Sorority Noise @ Suburbia
This is a good bill all around, with a reunion set from lo-fi popsters Teen Suicide (the old band of Sam Ray, now of Julia Brown), the bedroom songwriting of Alex G, the Death Cab-esque Special Explosion, and Sorority Noise.

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

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February 26, 2014

St. Vincent at Radio City in 2008 (more by Eric M. Townsend)
St Vincent

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

St. Vincent, Holly Herndon @ Terminal 5
St. Vincent's new album continues to hone the formula she's been perfecting over the past few years, and it's some of her most accessible stuff to date. This is her biggest NYC show yet (sold out), and if you're going, it's worth catching the experimental sounds of Holly Herndon too.

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Disappears @ Bowery Ballroom
Fresh off his strongest solo album in some time, Malkmus brings his arch wordplay and occasionally jammy indie rock to NYC for two sold-out shows. If you're going tonight, don't miss Chicago's krauty, punky Disappears.

Touche Amore, mewithoutYou, Seahaven, Caravels @ Le Poisson Rouge
This is a stacked show, co-headlined by post-hardcore rippers Touche Amore, whose most recent LP, Is Survived By, was one of our favorite albums of 2013, and longer-running shapeshifters mewithoutYou who have done post-hardcore, art rock, indie folk and more in their decade+ career. If you're going, be sure to get there early for Caravels, who are a very promising newer band if you're into Touche's style of post-harcore. They're on early, 7:30 PM.

Torche, Sannhet, Vulture Shit @ Saint Vitus
Torche are as powerful as any good sludge band around these days, and with songs you can really sing along to and sugary riffs that don't leave your head, they're easily one of the most addictive too. And they rip live, so this sold out show should be a great one. Good local support from post-black metal specialists Sannhet and guitar-less punks Vulture Shit.

Saul Williams, Mivos Quartet @ Merkin Concert Hall (Ecstatic Music Fest)
For tonight's installment of the Ecstatic Music Festival, spoken word artist Saul Williams is joined by local string quartet Mivos Quartet, for what should surely be an interesting evening of colliding genres.

Comeback Kid, Backtrack, Xibalba, To the Wind, Downpresser @ Santos Party House
Canadian hardcore band Comeback Kid return to NYC tonight, and they've brought along some solid support including the Madball/Obituary worshippers Xibalba.

Steve Earle @ City Winery
Having worked inside and outside the music industry, country survivor, protest singer and occasional actor Steve Earle plays one more City Winery show tonight, this one is all-request and all sold out..

Neighbors, Incan Abraham, Cultfever, Cold Fronts @ Baby's All Right
LA-via-NY indie pop band Incan Abraham have been putting out EPs and singles for a few years now, and they're set to release their debut full length, Tolerance, on April 8 via White Iris. Tonight's also a record preview for Neighbors' new LP, Failure. Both bands skew towards widescreen, anthemic pop.

Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers, Larkin Grimm, Gretchen Lohse @ Trans Pecos
An intense performer, Shilpa Ray doesn't let you just idly watch her. Not that you could. She's also likely the most aggressive harmonium player you've ever seen. Her latest EP, It's All Self Fellatio, came out last year on Nick Cave's Bad Seed Ltd. label.

Les Claypool's Duo de Twang @ McKittrick Hotel
Les Claypool and pal Bryan Kehoe rework Primus and Frog Brigade songs in a bluegrass/skiffle motif. This is Duo de Twang's first of two sold-out McKittrick shows.

Big Terrific @ Cameo
Max Silvestri hosts the free weekly comedy show in the back of Williamsburg's Lovin' Cup. No word on who's playing tonight, but you can check Max's Twitter.

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

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February 25, 2014

Sebadoh at Bowery Ballroom in 2012 (more by Bryan Bruchman)
Sebadoh

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

David Byrne, Marilyn Carino, Janita, John McCrea, Mike Mills, Blake Morgan, Wendy Oxenhorn, Marc Ribot, Chris Ruen @ Le Poisson Rouge
This is a benefit/rally for the Respect Music initiative which aims to get musicians more royalties from radio airplay.  It is a FREE show but you do need to RSVP by sending an email to rsvp@lprnyc.com.

White Lies, Frankie Rose @ Webster Hall
While we're not huge on the headliners, we do think it's worth catching opener Frankie Rose, who makes some pretty excellent dream pop.

Gardens & Villa, Diane Coffee, Waterstrider @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Diane Coffee  is basically the solo project of Foxygen's Shaun Fleming, and his own stuff isn't as '60s referential as his day job. They open for California pop band Garden's & Villa and tickets are still available.

Shark?, Island Twins, Heeney @ Silent Barn
There's never a lack of chances to catch Shark?'s catchy garage pop jams in NYC, but they're always worth seeing.

Sebadoh, Octagrape @ Baby's All Right
Though Lou Barlow is often busy playing bass Dinosaur Jr. these days, he still leaves plenty of time for the band he fronts, Sebadoh, who made some of the best indie rock of the '90s. This is their second of two NYC shows this week, both sold out.

Lydia Lunch, Weasel Walter, Bob Bert, Tim Dahl, DJ Neon Music @ Le Poisson Rouge
No wave legend Lydia Lunch throws another of her Retrovirus parties (read about them here) tonight at LPR. Guests include avant-composer Walter Weasel, former Sonic Youth drummer Bob Bert and Child Abuse bassist Tim Dahl,

Bridget Everett @ Joe's Pub
Bridgett Everett's performance tonight is a part of her monthly Joe's Pub residency with her band The Tender Moments (which features Adam "Ad-Rock" Horowitz on bass).

Dead Leaf Echo, Dinowalrus, Autodrone, The Harrow @ Union Pool
A nice line-up of Brit-influenced shoegaze, headlined by one of NYC's more underrated bands Dead Leaf Echo.

Bad Girlfriend, Threats, EL TOPO, JM Airis, "secret guest" @ Glasslands
Headliners at this show are garage-y, Phil Spector-y quartet Bad Girlfriend; El Topo meanwhile is a jazzy improv ensemble led by Darkside's Dave Harrington. There's also a "secret guest" playing too... any guesses?

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