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September 1, 2014

Danny Brown @ Pitchfork 2014 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
CROCODILES

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

Danny Brown, A-Trak, French Montana, AraabMUZIK, The Lox, Brenmar, DJ Hoodboi, Falcons, Yung Gleesh, World's Fair, Nick Catchdubs (w/ B.I.C.), Shash'u, Black Dave, Grandemarshall @ 50 Kent
If you're looking for some all-day fun to finish off your Labor Day, the annual Fool's Gold Day Off, happening at outdoor Williamsburg venue 50 Kent this year, should quench that thirst. As usual, it's a stacked lineup of electronic music and hip hop, headlined by the great Danny Brown (playing for his third year in a row). Also on the bill is veteran NYC trio The LOX (aka Sheek Louch, Styles P and Jadakiss), upcoming Queens crew World's Fair, hotshot producer AraabMuzik, label co-heads A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs (the latter joined by rap crew B.I.C.) and plenty more.

Peter Gutteridge, Mega Bog, Iji, EZTV @ Palisades
Peter Gutteridge spent time in original line-ups of both The Clean and The Chills before starting noise-rock band Snapper in the early '90s. In 1989, he put out a solo album, Pure, which was reissued recently by 540 Records and which he'll be performing in full at the show. Also on the bill: Seattle's Megabog and IJI, plus local jangle/powerpop band EZTV.

MV and EE @ Baby's All Right
MV & EE, aka duo Matt Valentine and Erika Elder, have collaborated with J. Mascis and members of Chelsea Light Moving in the past and released new album, Shade Grown, earlier this year. If you dig jammy trips through droning atmospheres and psych-rock guitar noodling, that should be in effect tonight.

Jozef Van Wissem, Woodsman, Ancient Ocean @ Baby's All Right
If you are coming to see MV and EE, you might consider sticking around for this later set: Woodsman will released their self-titled third album earlier this year via their new home Fire Talk. The band make bold steps into mid fidelity on this one and it suits them well. It's rhythm-heavy in a Can/Neu! kind of way, still with their dark, droning textures swirling around. Gothy lutenist Jozef Van Wissem headlines.

Christines, VANIISH, Interval, Winkie @ Glasslands
You can finish up your holiday weekend -- if you're not wiped out -- with an evening of goth and shoegaze at Glasslands. San Francisco's VANIISH (members of Wax Idols and Soft Moon) are playing their first of two NYC shows tonight, with glide guitar experts Christines, INTERVAL and Winkie, as well as Weekend's Shaun Durkan on DJ duty

Smoke Fairies @ Rough Trade
With their name alone, UK folk act Smoke Fairies conjur up images of early '70s rolling green, wistful dreamy melodies and the like. The band's new album heads a little more into adult contemporary territory, but their harmonies still beguile.

DJ Marfox, DJ Cortega, DJ Underdog, Kashaka @ Output
Portugal electronic musician DJ Marfox just played Warm Up this past Saturday, but that wasn't the only chance you'll get to see him during the day outdoors during this long Labor Day Weekend. He plays Output's roof this afternoon, 2 PM start.

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

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August 31, 2014

Crocodiles in 2013 (more by Dylan Johnson)
CROCODILES

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

Crocodiles, SISU, Young Boys @ Baby's All Right
Crocodiles just put the finishing touches on their new album and are headlining this family affair kind of night, with opening slots from SISU (featuring Sandra and Jules of Dum Dum Girls) and Young Boys who are signed to Crocodiles/DDGs-owned label, Zoo Music.

Darto, Weed Hounds, Gingerlys, Ice Balloons @ Death by Audio
Seattle's sludgy Darto headline this bill that also features the back-in-action Weed Hounds, and jangly shoegazers Gingerlys.

Vulture Shit, RadRadRiot, Slavve, Dead Waves @ Palisades
Little Rock, AK's loud and wild RadRadRiot are the sole out-of-towners on this local bill of noiseniks and indie rockers.

Electric Zoo @ Randall's Island
It's the final day of EDM festival Electric Zoo on Randall's Island, if you're into that sorta thing. Alan Fitzpatrick plays the afterparty at Output.

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August 30, 2014

No Joy at Mexican Summer Five (more by PSquared)
No Joy
MLIW

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

No Joy, Black Pus, Cousin Brian, Flagland @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Montreal's great, underrated No Joy return for a second Night Bazaar show of 2014. It's part of of a night of interesting bands and its free.

Sunflower Bean, Baked, ONWE, WADE @ Baby's All Right
Lightly psychedelic with grooving basslines and sweet harmonies, new Brooklyn Sunflower Bean seem to have a firm grasp on their sound.

Single Mothers, Vomitface, Robot Death Kites @ Cake Shop
Canada's Single Mothers have been making highly promising literate punk for a few years now, and this year they're finally ready to release their long-awaited debut LP. This is their second of two NYC shows this weekend, and much smaller than last night's.

Salt Cathedral, Johnny Aries, Arc Waves @ Glasslands
Johnny Aires plays in the live incarnation of The Drums and his solo stuff isn't a million miles away from the strummy guitar pop of The Drums' earlier material and fans of that -- or The Smiths -- should find something to dig here.

Garfunkel and Oates @ Irving Plaza
Comedy-folk duo Garfunkel and Oates consists of actress/singers Kate Micucci (Scrubs, Big Bang Theory) and Riki Lindhome (Gilmore Girls, Big Bang Theory), and are named after "two famous rock-and-roll second bananas." They've got a new show on IFC and are also currently touring, hitting NYC tonight.

Handsome Family, Richard Buckner @ Mercury Lounge
True Detective may not have scored much at this year's Emmys, but the hit HBO show certainly brought deserved attention to veteran Americana gothic band Handsome Family via "Far From Any Road," which was used as the theme song.

Modern Life is War, Nothing, Give, Land of Blood and Sunshine @ Bowery Ballroom
Modern Life Is War's initial run as a band in the early-mid 2000s inspired many of today's great post-hardcore bands, and 2013's comeback album, Fever Hunting, showed they've still got it as much as any of the bands that came in their wake. Great openers too: heavy shoegazers Nothing, DC punks Give, and Iowa psychedelic band Land of Blood & Sunshine.

Benji B, Dam-Funk (live), DJ Marfox, Tessela, Dutch E Germ, Avalon Emerson @ MoMA PS1
Warm Up, the outdoor daytime show series of forward-thinking electronic music, continues with BBC's Benji B, the funky Dam-Funk, Portugal's DJ Marfox, UK bass producer Tessela, former Gang Gang Dancer Dutch E Germ, and Berlin-via-San Francisco producer Avalon Emerson.

Tessela, Teengirl Fantasy, Avalon Emerson, Contakt @ Baby's All Right
Keep the party going with Tessela and Avalon Emerson after Warm Up by heading to Baby's where they team up with NYC locals Teengirl Fantasy and Contakt.

Roger Waters, The Persuasions, G.E. Smith, Rufus Wainwright @ Perfect Earth Project
The former Pink Floyd frontman will be among a handful of performers set to delight dozens of 1%ers (the non biker kind) in the Hamptons at the Perfect Earth Project's Second Biennial Family Picnic and Concert. Tickets range from $250 to $10,000. Proceeds benefit PEP, an organization that "promotes toxin-free lawns and landscapes to protect human health and the environment."

Mount Kimbie (DJ), Aden, JDH & Dave P, Dan Wender, Blacky II @ The Wick
UK electronic duo Mount Kimbie were supposed to play a live set at this show, but are now actually DJing. Though we can still likely count on them to play some good tunes.

Heavy Blanket, Honey @ Union Pool
You may remember -- and maybe your ears are still ringing from it if you were there -- thatHeavy Blanket played Summer Thunder last year and got shut down by the cops after 15 minutes of wailing for being too damn loud. How long will they make it this year. Show up early to catch newish local psych-garage act Honey. Free.

Jeff Bridges and the Abiders @ The Wellmont Theater
Jeff Bridges won an Oscar for his portrayal of a washed-up country singer in 2009'sCrazy Heart. Having played music most of his life, Bridges released his first album in 2000 and his most recent was 2011's self-titled, produced by T-Bone Burnett (who did the music for Crazy Heart). His daughter, Jessie, opens the show.

Andrew Cedermark, Liam Betson, LVL UP, Mitski @ Shea Stadium
Good night for indie rock at Shea with two former Titus Andronicus members, Andrew Cedermark and Liam Betson, Brooklyn rockers LVL UP, and singer/songwriter Mitski.

Motley Crue, Alice Cooper @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Two generations of authority-thumbing hard rock hit NJ tonight. The musicians who made the music may be getting up there but "Dr. Feelgood" and "Eighteen" (amongst others) remain rebel classics.

Florist, Nightmom, Yours Are The Only Ears, Simone Jones @ Silent Barn
If you're into it lo-fi bedroom pop, there's plenty of quality artists in that style on this bill tonight.

Una Bestia Incontrolable, Dawn of Humans, Hank Wood & the Hammerheads, La Misma @ 538 Johnson
Barcelona's Iron Lung-signed punks Una Bestia Incontrolable play their second NYC show of the weekend tonight, and some of NYC's best punk bands round out the bill.

Electric Zoo @ Randall's Island
Day of 2 this EDM festival that may not be the way you want to spend your Saturday, but if you are going, there's some stuff worth catching like Moon Boots, Kidnap Kid, Pete Tong and a few others.

Visuals (Other People), Milo McBride, Bbodyworkk @ Cameo
Part of the late night "Parka Nights" series, this show is headlined by Berlin singer Visuals who makes very catchy bedroom pop. Check out his song "A Pixel" which was produced by Darkside's Nicholas Jaar, below.

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

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August 29, 2014

Joanna Gruesome @ Shea Stadium earlier this week (more by Dylan Johnson)
Joanna

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

Joanna Gruesome, Big Ups @ South Street Seaport (FREE)
Joanna Gruesome pull equally from indie pop and aggressive punk, and the energy of their super-fun live shows leans more towards the latter. Big Ups pull from early '90s post-hardcore, and like JG, their live show is really where it's at. This show is free -- a great way to start off your Labor Day Weekend.

Handsome Family, Richard Buckner, Cereus Bright @ Rough Trade
True Detective may not have scored much at this year's Emmys, but the hit HBO show certainly brought deserved attention to veteran Americana gothic band Handsome Family via "Far From Any Road," which was used as the theme song.

Single Mothers, Dope Body, Vulture Shit, Ed Schrader's Music Beat @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Canada's Single Mothers have been making highly promising literate punk for a few years now, and this year they're finally ready to release their long-awaited debut LP. The rest of the bill is great too, with noise rockers Dope Body, guitar-less punks Vulture Shit, and post-punks Ed Schrader's Music Beat.

Love as Laughter, August Wells, Prince Rupert's Drops @ Baby's All Right
Sam Jayne has fronted various incarnations of indie rock band Love As Laughter for 20 years, moving the band from the Pacific Northwest to Brooklyn. Their new single, "LZY SLDR," finds them still in catchy top form. Psych rockers Prince Ruperts Drops, set to drop a new album soon, open the show.

Boytoy, Las Rosas, Threats @ Baby's All Right
Las Rosas are perhaps Brooklyn's best garage rock band. This late night show (doors at midnight) is free.

Una Bestia Incontrolable, Survival, Nandas, Negation @ Death by Audio
Una Bestia Incontrolable are in town all the way from Barcelona for two shows in NYC this weekend, this being the first. Their new 7" on Iron Lung Records suggests this will be a wild show.

Ratking, Salomon Faye @ Pianos
Alt-rap trio Ratking have no lack of shows in their hometown of NYC, and this one's on the smaller side.

Perfect Pussy, Potty Mouth @ Asbury Lanes
Perfect Pussy's live shows are rarely more than 15 minutes of nonstop noise punk, and the short sets are always an absolute thrill to watch. Potty Mouth's poppy punk is a good match.

Hector's Pets, Big Huge, Sunset Guns @ Rippers
It's the unofficial end of Summer, so why not spend it at this Rockaway Beach spot with a night of free music, headlined by Burger band Hector's Pets? The fun starts at 6 PM.

Electric Zoo @ Randall's Island
EDM festival Electric Zoo is probably something you want to avoid at all costs, but on the off chance you're getting dragged there, there's some stuff worth catching today like A-Trak, Jamie xx, Gesaffelstein, Bonobo, Gorgon City and Tensnake.

Mötley Crüe, Alice Cooper @ Jones Beach
Two generations of authority-thumbing hard rock hit Jones Beach tonight. The musicians who made the music may be getting up there but "Dr. Feelgood" and "Eighteen" (amongst others) remain rebel classics.

The Ugly Club, Bellows, Terrible Terrible, eskimeaux, Stargazy @ Shea Stadium
If you like introverted bedroom indie pop, Bellows and Eskimeaux (who share members) should both be up your alley.

Such Hounds, Dead Stars, Left & Right, Crow Bait @ The Grand Victory
Relive various sounds of the '90s with indie rockers Dead Stars, poppy punks Left & Right, and alt-country punks Crow Bait.

Mouth of the Architect, Set And Setting, So Hideous, Hush @ The Acheron
For those who like their metal on the atmospheric side, all four bands at the Acheron tonight should hit the spot.

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

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August 28, 2014

Reigning Sound in Chicago in 2013 (more by Lindsey Best)
RS
City Gardens

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

City Gardens 'Riot On the Dance Floor' documentary @ Loews Village East
Riot on the Dance Floor, the long-in-the-works documentary on storied NJ punk/metal club City Gardens, is finally coming out this year, and it makes its NYC premiere tonight, proudly presented by BrooklynVegan. In addition to the screening, there will be a Q&A with director Steve Tozzi, City Gardens booker-and-subject-of-the-documentary Randy Now, Gibby Haynes (Butthole Surfers), Sim Cain (Rollins Band), John Joseph (Cro-Mags) and Howie Abrams (co-founder of In-Effect Records).

'Riot On the Dance Floor' afterparty w/ Gibby Haynes (DJ Set) @ Bowery Electric
After the screening, head to Bowery Electric for the free afterparty which Buthole Surfer Gibby Haynes is DJing. It's free and open to anyone 21 or over, whether you came to the movie or not. Stop by!

Heaven's Jail, Prospector, The Loom @ Baby's All Right
Tonight's the record release show for the new Heaven's Jail album, Ace Called Zero. Says producer Phosphorescent of main man Francesco Ferorelli, "He has the ability to casually sneak complex imagery and metaphor into a deceptively simple package. It's just great songwriting. Simple as that."

Reigning Sound, Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens, The Above @ Bowery Ballroom
Reigning Sound signed to Merge for this year's Shattered LP, which is more quality garage rock from the long-running band. This show's doubly exciting since Daptone-signed soul traditionalist Naomi Shelton opens.

Nancy, Atlantic Thrills, Ravi Shavi, Larry and the Babes @ Death By Audio
Ravi Shavi and Atlantic Thrills are both from Rhode Island and make Nuggets-style psych. They're on the bill with greasy Brooklyn rockers Nancy.

Widowspeak @ MoMA
It's the last of the MoMA Nights series which takes place in the museum's lovely Sculpture Garden where indie fans and ladies who lunch intermingle to the sounds of Widowspeak.

New Myths, The Suzan, Midnight Hollow, Basic Shapes, The Britnays @ Pianos
Brooklyn synthpop trio New Myths will release their debut album this fall and tonight's the last of their August residency shows.

THUMPERS, Sun Club, Little Racer @ Rough Trade
If big, synthy festival indie pop like CHVRCHES is your kinda thing, you may dig recent Sub Pop signees Thumpers too.

Peter Stampfel, Maharadja Sweets, Lazurite @ Trans-Pecos
Peter Stampfel is a veteran of folk, having been in the Holy Modal Rounders, and he stays very active today too. He's been a frequent Jeffrey Lewis collaborator as of late, and this year he put out a solo album on Don Giovanni.

Vic Ruggiero, Kepi Ghoulie, Todd Fausnacht @ Grand Victory
It's a good night for solo sets from ska/punk veterans with Vic Ruggiero (The Slackers) and Kepi Ghoulie (Groovie Ghoulies). The Snails' Todd Fausnacht opens.

Museum of Love, Cosmic Kids, JKriv (DJ sets) @ Verboten
Musuem of Love, the new band from LCD drummer Pat Mahoney (he sings!), just made their NYC live debut last weekend. Tonight's just a DJ set, but it is free.

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

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August 27, 2014

Cymbals Eat Guitars at Bowery Ballroom in 2012 (more by Kurt Christensen)
CEG

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

Cymbals Eat Guitars, Bueno, Grooms, Ache @ 5050 Skate Park
Cymbals Eat Guitars' new album is out now, and it packs a real punch of passionate indie rock. The Staten Island band are playing several NYC shows in support of it, this being the one happening in their home borough.

Falls of Rauros, Obsidian Tongue, Oneirogen @ Union Pool (IO Presents)
Our metal site Invisible Oranges is presenting this killer show with black metal/folk blenders Falls of Rauros, more black metal from Obsidian Tongue, and one-man metal wiz Oneirogen.

Dirty Fences, Hector's Pets, Dinos Boys, The Johnny's @ Death by Audio
Atlanta's sneary Dino Boys headline this night of garage punk, that also includes worthy local acts Dirty Fences and Hector's Pets.

John Cameron Mitchell @ The Bell House
WNYC's "Ask Me Another" is a live radio taping that combines "brainteasers and local pub trivia night with comedy and music." Tonight's special guest is Hedwig creator John Cameron Mitchell.

Porches, Juan Wauters @ CMJ Artist Announcement Party
The first round of artists for CMJ gets announced tonight, and to go along with that there will be live music from local indie rock musicians Porches and Juan Wauters.

Bluffing, Legs Like Tree Trunks, ONWE, Fern Mayo @ Trans Pecos
There's some cool bands on this bill including indie popsters Bluffing, and tumblr-irony-pop guy ONWE.

Zs, VHVL, Yvette, White Reaper, Ricky Eat Acid @ Palisades
If you like it weird and noisy, head to Palisades where you can see the sax-fueled Zs, the intense Yvette, the garage rocking White Reaper and more.

Thumpers, Sun Club @ Mercury Lounge
If big, synthy festival indie pop like CHVRCHES is your kinda thing, you may dig recent Sub Pop signees Thumpers too.

The 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.

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August 26, 2014

Joanna Gruesome @ CMJ 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Joanna Gruesome

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

Perfect Pussy, Joanna Gruesome, Potty Mouth, Love of Everything @ Shea Stadium
UK noise popsters Joanna Gruesome will play a free show at the South Street Seaport on Friday, but if you'd like to see them somewhere much smaller (and hotter, sweatier, etc) and with a killer lineup that also includes noise punks Perfect Pussy, indie rockers Potty Mouth and the Joan of Arc-related The Love of Everything, Shea Stadium tonight is the place to be.

Cymbals Eat Guitars, Grooms, Bug Arms @ Baby's All Right
Cymbals Eat Guitars make some serious rock music on their new album, LOSE, which expands upon their already-solid sound and includes some of their best songs yet. The record's out today and this is the release show.

The Polyphonic Spree, Icewater @ Brooklyn Bowl
Cult, choir, or just a fun enormous rock band, The Polyphonic Spree are kind of hard to hate in the moment, even if you never want to listen to one of their albums.

Alice Cohen, Monomyth, Nap Eyes @ Cake Shop
Art pop songwriter Alice Cohen has been making music for decades, and her current project as a solo artist is a regular on the NYC DIY scene.

Lair, Bugs and Rats, Skimask, Chat Logs @ Death By Audio
Massachusetts is in the house tonight with three Boston bands: experimental noisemakers Lair; nervy pop band Bugs and Rats; and Infinity Cat signees Skimask.

Drake, Lil Wayne @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Over the course of his three albums, Drake's evolved into someone capable of making some of the best modern pop songs in recent memory. His old pal Wayne co-headlines this show with him.

Cheap Trick @ The Paramount
Glammy powerpop heroes Cheap Trick are keeping the flame alive on tour this summer, stopping by Long Island's The Paramount tonight.

Yellowman @ BB King Blues Club
With hi natural flow (and sexually explicit lyrics) Jamaican dancehall deejay legend Yellowman is not just an influence in reggae -- his affect on American hip hop looms large as well.

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August 25, 2014

Sleep at Hopscotch 2013 (more by Karen A. Mann)
Sleep

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

Sleep, Holy Sons @ Stage 48
Legendary doomers Sleep returned this year with their first new song in 20 years, and it has them sounding in great form. Very strong support comes from Holy Sons, whose Emil Amos who also plays in Om with Sleep's Al Cisneros. Holy Sons will be debuting a new live band at this show.

Oso Blanco (Colin Stetson, Nate Wooley, C. Spencer Yeh, Ryan Sawyer), Samara Lubelski, James Hof @ Baby's All Right
Saxophone great Colin Stetson is known for a ton of collaborations (Bon Iver, Arcade Fire), and tonight he'll be teaming up with a few members of NYC's experimental scene for a quartet set as Oso Blanco. Samara Lubelski (Jackie-O Motherfucker, Chelsea Light Moving) and James Hoff open with solo sets.

KNTRLR, LA Font, Ravens & Chimes, Water @ Cake Shop
One band worth catching on this bill for sure is LA trio LA Font who make hooky guitar pop that's equal parts '70s powerpop and '90s indie rock.

Tom Maxwell & The Minor Drag, Aabaraki @ Mercury Lounge
With Squirrel Nut Zippers, Tom Maxwell mined Prohibition-era jazz for a '90s audience. After a 10 year hiatus from music, Maxwell returns with a new band -- The Minor Drag -- and album, but still with an eye on the past. Tonight's the record release show.

Aviator, Taking Meds, Au Revoir, For Everest @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Aviator make a similar kind of '90s/'00s-style screamo/post-hardcore to modern bands like Touche Amore and Pianos Become the Teeth, and if you like those guys you'll dig this show too.

Greg Barris, Chris Gethard, Nikki Glaser @ Union Hall
Comedian Greg Barris does his 'Unbunned' show tonight with quality guests such as Chris Gethard and Nikki Glaser. Dima and Jeanette from Corrupt Autopilot will be guest hosts.

Night Train with Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Hop aboard Wyatt Cenac's weekly Night Train comedy show tonight with guests Byron Bowers, Hari Kondabolu, Desiree Burch, Brandon Wardell and Loyiso Gola.

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August 24, 2014

Television at Rough Trade in 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
Television

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

AfroPunk Fest @ Commodore Barry Park
The free annual two-day AfroPunk Festival finishes up today with a ton of great artists in various genres, from the soulful Meshell Ndegeocello to punk/ska/soul legends Fishbone to SZA and Cakes Da Killa and loads more. Free. After the fest, there's a screening of documentary Finding Fela at Knitting Factory ($12).

Arcade Fire, Dan Deacon, The Unicorns, Television @ Barclays Center
Arcade Fire wrap up their ambitious three-night run at Brooklyn's Barclays Center tonight with an added bonus: NYC legends Television are also on the bill that includes party animal Dan Deacon and the reunited Unicorns.

X (performing More Fun In The New World) @ City Winery
It's the final night of X's "first four albums in four nights" run at City Winery. While hearing devout punk rock albums Los Angeles and Wild Gift at a sit-down joint like this is a bit odd, the wider scope of X's fourth album (which is still pretty rockin') is definitely a better fit for the venue. In addition to More Fun in the New World, John, Exene and the band will also play a second set of songs from their catalogue. Sold out.

Cymbals Eat Guitars, Grooms, Acid, Paper Streets @ Asbury Lanes
Cymbals Eat Guitars make some serious rock music on their new album, LOSE, which expands upon their already-solid sound and includes some of their best songs yet. This is one of many release-week shows the band are doing.

DJ/Rupture, No Lands, Lorna Dune @ Baby's All Right
It's a night of experimental electronics that is also doubling as a release party of No Lands' ethereal debut album.

LA Font, Swimming, Radical Dads @ Baby's All Right
Los Angeles band LA Font make hooky guitar pop that's equal parts '70s powerpop and '90s indie rock. This is their first-ever NYC show and are well supported by Radical Dads and Swimming. It's a late show: doors at 10:30 PM.

The Everymen, The Brooklyn What, Butchers Blind @ Glasslands
New Jersey's The Everymen returned this April with Givin' Up On Free Jazz, back with another dose of boozy heartland swagger that comes off even better live. They're joined by fellow no-nonsense locals The Brooklyn What.

Sky Ferreira @ The Surf Lodge
For those who weekend in Montauk, perhaps you'd like to see "Everything is Embarrassing" singer Sky Ferreira for free today?

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

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August 23, 2014

Shabazz Palaces @ Williamsburg Park 2012 (more by David Andrako)
Shababaz

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

AfroPunk Fest @ Commodore Barry Park
The free annual two-day AfroPunk Festival kicks off today with a ton of great artists in various genres, including soul/funk greats Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Ice-T's metal band Body Count, wild punks Trash Talk, legendary hardcore band Bad Brains (with guest singers instead of HR), avant-rappers Shabazz Palaces, long-running Philly DJ King Britt, and more.

King Britt, Damon Bennett, Anthony Tidd and Special Surprise Guests, DJ Monk-One @ Littlefield
After AfroPunk, head to Littlefield where there's an afterparty titled "Beautiful Noise: A Tribute to Sun Ra" with King Britt, and special guests are promised. With AfroPunk's stacked lineup, there's plenty of great artists those guests could be.

Arcade Fire, The Unicorns, Dan Deacon @ Barclays Center
Arcade Fire's massive Reflektor tour is on its second of three huge arena shows at Barclays Center. What New York-centric songs will they cover tonight? What bobblehead celebrities will make an appearance? These shows are also doubly special because they're three of the VERY few reunion dates for fellow Canadian indie faves the Unicorns. And Sunday night will be triply special with NYC punk legends Television.

Hooray For Earth, Porches, Grooms @ Bowery Ballroom
Local widescreen pop band Hooray for Earth released their new album, Racy, last month via Dovecote. Tonight's record release show has a strong indie rock undercard too.

Donald Cumming, Rush Midnight, Born Cages, The Teen Age @ 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's headliner is former Virgins frontman Donald Cumming.

X (playing Under The Big Black Sun) @ City Winery
While hearing devout punk rock albums Los Angeles and Wild Gift at a sit-down joint like City Winery is a bit odd, the wider scope of X's third album should be a better fit tonight. In addition to Under the Big Black Sun, John, Exene and the band will also play songs from the catalogue. Sold out.

Ski Lodge, Jack and Eliza, Rumors @ Glasslands
If you're going to see jangly Brooklnites Ski Lodge tonight get there in time to catch the winsome folk pop of Jack and Eliza.

Guided By Voices, Boogarins @ Stone Pony
The ever-prolific Guided by Voices will play surely another marathon set tonight, boozy and riff-filled. Brazil's Boogarins are worth showing up early to catch.

PAT @ Union Pool
JD Samson of Le Tigre/Men fame brings her PAT party to Union Pool this afternoon for their weeklly free Summer Thunder series, featuring DJ sets from ustin Strauss, The Cary Nation, Amber Valentine and Tyler Jensen.

Small Black, Kevin Morby @ The Lot in Long Island City
The Lot in Long Island City is a free, all ages music & film series and today's afternoon entertainment features raspy singer-songwriter and all-around talent Kevin Morby and

Museum of Love, Sinkane (DJ set), Nancy Whang (DJ set), Holy Ghost! (DJ set), Juan Maclean (DJ set) @ The Wick
DFA records is throwing a dance party tonight, the highlight of which is the live debut of onetime LCD drummer Pat Mahoney's new group, Museum of Love. The "special guest" promised earlier is a DJ set from Juan Maclean.

Kevin Saunderson, Eclair Fifi, DJ Earl, Shamir (live), The Range (live), Gifted and Blessed (live) @ MoMA PS1
Warm Up continues with more great artists this weekend. Detroit techno legend Kevin Saunderson headlines this one, and there's other good stuff on there too, though we have a feeling a lot of people may be showing up to catch the live set from fast-rising singer Shamir.

Cyril Hahn, Ezrakh, Mess Kid @ Output (roof, afternoon)
Warm Up has some competition today because Output also hosts an afternoon outdoor electronic show on their roof. PMR-signed Cyril Hahn who's remixed his labelmate Jessie Ware more than once and has collaborated with Shy Girls, headlines.

John Talabot, JDH & Dave P @ Output
Stick around Output for the night show (or maybe head there after Warm Up) for the great Barcelona producer John Talabot and FIXED regulars JDH & Dave P.

Liturgy, Wreck and Reference, White Suns @ Pioneer Works
Back in 2011, Liturgy put out a much-loved and much-maligned album that they themselves tagged as "transcendental black metal." Unfortunately, they soon lost their rhythm section but now the band is back in their 4-piece formation and this is their first NYC show since reforming. There's excellent support coming from two dark and genuinely weird bands, Wreck & Reference and White Suns.

Frog Eyes, PS I Love You, Miniboone @ Rough Trade
Arcade Fire/Unicorns isn't the only place to go for quality Canadian indie rock tonight. Sad news struck Frog Eyes singer Carey Mercer last year, but he appears to be doing well because his band is back on the road. Ontario tourmates PS I Love you, meanwhile, are back with a new album, For Those Who Stay, which is a big, ambitious indie rock record (and maybe their best yet).

Earthless, The Shrine, Mirror Queen @ Saint Vitus
Earthless are trusty providers riffs on riffs on riffs, and The Shrine may not offer the same kind of 14-minute epics, but they've got some shredders too.

The Strypes, The Skins @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Irish sensations The Strypes have been playing together for five years but are still in their teens -- and sound like mod '60s soul. Given that description you might not be surprised to learn Paul Weller, Roger Daltrey, Jeff Beck and Noel Gallagher are all fans.

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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