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September 5, 2014

Sonny and the Sunsets in Austin in 2013 (more by Glen Brown)
Sonny

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

Sonny and the Sunsets, Cassie Ramone, The Whips @ Death by Audio
Sonny Smith is putting the finishing touches his and The Sunsets' new album which should be out early next year. In the meantime, he and the new line-up of The Sunsets (with Shayde from Fresh & Onlys on bass) are on tour. A real charmer, any opportunity to catch Sonny should be seized.

Mineral, Into It. Over It. @ Bowery Ballroom
One of the most beloved bands of emo's late '90s period, Mineral, are back for their first tour in 17 years, and the first tour since the release of their slowcore-leaning classic swan song, EndSerenading. Tonight's the second of four sold-out NYC shows, all of which are opened by newer emo band Into It. Over It.

Mike Birbiglia @ BAM
Comedian, actor, and master of self-deprecating storytelling, Mike Birbiglia is no stranger to BAM, having recently appeared in This American Life: One Night Only at BAM (which actually ended up having two nights). Tonight he debuts his new show, "Thank God For Jokes."

Modern Baseball, Beach Slang, Chumped, Crow Bait @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
If you're not going to Mineral, but still want something to emo tonight (or are looking for plans after -- BK Bazaar is open til 1 AM), this free show has your fix. There's the youthful and super lyrical Modern Baseball, the Jawbreaker-meets-Replacements and endlessly quotable Beach Slang, poppy punks Chumped, and alt-country punks Crow Bait. Good night all around.

Papercuts, Olson, Rydholm and Forester, Michael Nau @ Baby's All Right
If you dig rainy day baroque pop, Papercuts (the moniker of San Francisco's Jason Quever) do it very well and their new record, Life Among the Savages, is quite good. Opening are Ladybug Transistor offshoot Olson, Rydholm and Forester.

DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist, Edan, Paten Locke @ Irving Plaza
Two veteran hip hop DJs and collaborators DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist are currently on the road for a tour where they're DJing exclusively from Afrika Bambaataa's personal vinyl collection. Tonight's the second of two shows at Irving Plaza this week, with strong support coming from psych rapper Edan and his collaborator Paten Locke.

Total Slacker, PAWS, Flashlights @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
This whole bill is good, but we especially recommend catching Scottish trio PAWS while they're in town. Their brand of Japandroids-style pop punk/indie rock works especially well and they put on fun shows.

Part Time, Sea Lions, ONWE @ Cake Shop
San Francisco's Part Time walk a similar line to Ariel Pink, taking soft rock and synth pop, twisting it and making it their own. Their new tour single, "My Jamey," is ridiculously catchy. It is disappointing that scheduled tourmates Gap Dream pulled out before the trek began, but they got a good replacement in Oxnard, CA's charmingly shambolic The Sea Lions. This should be a fun show.

Mount Sharp, Sunset Hearts, The Van Burens, Moon Furies @ Pianos
Brooklyn trio Mount Sharp are refreshingly gimmick free, with singer Sarah Wood's strong songwriting and appealing vocals setting their fuzzy guitar pop apart from the pack.

Twisted Sister, Adrenaline Mob @ Best Buy Theater
Skintight pants, moussed up hair, and anthems about not taking it and wanting to rock still your bag? Best Buy Theater's the place to be then.

Rudimental, Redlight, My Nu Leng @ Terminal 5
Rudimental's style of UK dancepop may not be as heady as say, Disclosure's or SBTRKT's, but it's certainly made for some on-stage spectacles at their live shows.

Saul Williams, Osekre & The Lucky Bastards, Patrice, Koku Gonza @ Le Poisson Rouge
Part of the multicultural Aputumpu Fall Festival series, this show is headlined by singer, musician, poet, writer, and actor Saul Williams.

Dither, Andrea Parkins & Brian Chase (of YYYs), Cleric, DJ Rupture, Lee Ranaldo, Tigue, Brandon Seabrook & more at St. Ann & the Holo Trinity Church
It's the fifth annual Dither Extravangza, a new music event led by electric guitar quartet Dither, and it has a great lineup including members of Sonic Youth, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and more.

Champagne Jerry, Lil Freckles @ Union Pool
Tongue-in-cheek Brooklyn rapper -- and Ad-Rock collaborator -- Champagne Jerry plays somewhere that's not Joe's Pub for once. Maybe Jerry will pull Bridget Everett and Carmine Covelli along with him for this show?

Social Distortion, The Whigs, Jonny Two Bags @ The Paramount
Veteran punk rockers Social Distortion don't hit NYC on their current tour, but they'll be nearby for tonight's Long Island show, their second in the area.

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

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September 4, 2014

Mineral in Austin last week (more by Tim Griffin)
Mineral

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

Mineral, Into It. Over It., Frank Turner @ Saint Vitus
One of the most beloved bands of emo's late '90s period, Mineral, are back for their first tour in 17 years, and the first tour since the release of their slowcore-leaning classic swan song, EndSerenading. Tonight's the first of four sold-out NYC shows, all of which are opened by newer emo band Into It. Over It. Frank Turner's playing a solo set as a special guest opener at this one as well.

The New Pornographers @ The Brill Building
The Canadian supergroup playing their terrific new album Brill Bruisers at the actual Brill Building... a match made in heaven. (Or Matador's marketing department, whichever.) You had to win tickets to this NPR-presented show but we hear it's a street-level storefront...if you're in the area around 8 PM, you might catch a glimpse.

Interpol, Luke Temple @ Bowery Ballroom
This is the second of three celebratory shows for locals-done-good Interpol around the release of their back-to-basics new album, El Pintor. Tuesday's show at The Met leaned heavy on the first two albums. Will Bowery get the same tonight?

Alt-J @ Rough Trade NYC
This past Tuesday, Alt-J debuted more than half of their new album at Le Poisson Rouge. Tonight they've got another intimate pre-release show here in NYC, and we can likely count on another big chunk of the new LP.

Sun Araw's Blazer Double Double, Highlife, Noveller, Psychic Reality, Blazer Sound System @ Baby's All Right
It's the second of two nights for experimentalist Sun Araw at Baby's All Right tonight. Strong support too, we especially recommend catching drone guitarist Noveller.

Part Time, Sea Lions, Wax Witches @ Glasslands
San Francisco's Part Time walk a similar line to Ariel Pink, taking soft rock and synth pop, twisting it and making it their own. Their new tour single, "My Jamey," is ridiculously catchy. It is disappointing that scheduled tourmates Gap Dream pulled out before the trek began, but they got a good replacement in Oxnard, CA's charmingly shambolic The Sea Lions. This should be a fun show.

DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist, Edan, Paten Locke @ Irving Plaza
Two veteran hip hop DJs and collaborators DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist are currently on the road for a tour where they're DJing exclusively from Afrika Bambaataa's personal vinyl collection. Tonight's the first of two shows at Irving Plaza this week, with strong support coming from psych rapper Edan and his collaborator Paten Locke.

Big Ups, Fiasco, Heeney, Turbosleaze @ Shea Stadium
This is a cool bill of the (relatively) old and new, with Big Ups currently being one of the more fun local bands to see around NYC, and the recently-reunited Fiasco who were one of the more fun local bands to see during their initial run.

Crazy Spirit, Dawn of Humans, The Lowest Form, Hank Wood & The Hammerheads @ The Acheron
If you're into raw, dirty and ruthless punk, this bill showcases some of the strongest stuff in that genre that NYC has to offer teaming up with the UK's The Lowest Form. Expect male nudity (Dawn of Humans), organs (Hank Wood), and just general craziness (everyone).

Kevin Drumm & Jason Lescalleet, C Spencer Yeh @ Trans Pecos
Drone masters Kevin Drumm and Jason Lescalleet's new collaborative album is a very strong release for the genre, and tonight they celebrate it with a release show in NYC. Support comes from violinist C Spencer Yeh.

Social Distortion, The Whigs, Jonny Two Bags @ Starland Ballroom
Veteran punk rockers Social Distortion don't hit NYC on their current tour, but they'll be nearby for a NJ show tonight and a Long Island show tomorrow.

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

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September 3, 2014

White Lung at 4Knots 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
White Lung

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

White Lung, Mormon Crosses, Flykills @ Glasslands
White Lung continue to push punk's boundaries while keeping things quick and heavy on their new album, Deep Fantasy. Their live shows are only more intense.

Sun Araw's Blazer Double Double, Man Forever, Hiro Kone, Blazer Sound System @ Baby's All Right
Experimental musician Sun Araw plays his first of two shows of the week at Baby's All Right tonight. Strong support both nights too.

Potty Mouth, Aye Nako, Arm Candy @ Cake Shop
It's a good bill all around for scrappy, poppy punk at Cake Shop tonight with Massachusetts' Potty Mouth and two NYC bands, Aye Nako and Arm Candy.

What Cheer Brigade, Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Juiceboxxx @ Death By Audio
Providence street brass band What Cheer? Brigade headline this show that also features fun Baltimore drums-and-bass duo Ed Schrader's Music Beat, and a live-band incarnation of Juiceboxxx (who will also be celebrating his birthday tonight).

Slonk Donkerson, Le Rug, Vetter Kids, Sativa Cult @ Palisades
Good bill at Palisades tonight with local indie rock from Slonk Donkerson and Le Rug, and punk band Vetter Kids coming over from Texas.

Ovlov, Krill, Mannequin Pussy, Garcia Peoples @ Shea Stadium
Though this bill initially had Little Big League on it, they unfortunately dropped off. On the bright side, there's still plenty of quality indie rock from the rest of the bands.

Aa, Zula, Baked, Bueno @ Trans-Pecos
Aa put out their first new album in a while this year which is full of live-band-meets-electronics weirdness. Tonight they're joined by psych popsters Zula and indie rockers Baked and Bueno.

Dave Hill, Greg Barris, Larry Murphy @ Union Hall
Funny guy, occasional shirtless concertgoer and BV contributor Dave Hill will be recording his new comedy album tonight. Good luck, Dave! Sold out.

American Sharks, Blackout, Ice Balloons @ Saint Vitus
Tonight Vitus hosts stoner rock from American Sharks, art punk from the TVOTR-related Ice Balloons and more.

High Contrast, Dave Q, Raw Q, DJ Seoul @ Output
Welsh drum and bass DJ and producer High Contrast (real name Lincoln Barrett) burst onto the scene at the start of the '00s and almost instantly became the biggest thing to happen to the genre since Roni Size and Goldie. He's been going strong ever since, most recently on 2012's The Agony & the Ecstasy.

Aerosmith, Slash @ Prudential Center
Two rock giants come together at Prudential Center tonight. Prepare your air guitars.

Big Terrific Comedy Show @ Cameo
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.

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

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September 2, 2014

Blonde Redhead @ Webster Hall 2010 (more by Chris Gerbeck)
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Interpol @ FYF Fest 2014 (more by Adela Loconte)
CROCODILES

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

Interpol @ The Met's Temple of Dendur
Interpol's new album, El Pintor, is out today and the band are celebrating with this special show amongst the ruins of The Met's Temple of Dendur. Sold out, as is their Bowery show later this week.

Blonde Redhead @ Rough Trade
Blonde Redhead's new album Barragán, their first in four years, is also out today and they're celebrating with this in-store at Rough Trade. You need to buy the LP or CD today (store opens at 11 AM) and that gets you two wristbands to get into the show.

Mal Blum, Worriers, Arm Candy, Chandeli'ers, CCTV @ Death by Audio
The Measure [sa] is over, but Lauren Denitzio now makes similarly great poppy punk in her band Worriers. If you like them, you might wanna catch Arm Candy too.

Alt-J @ Le Poisson Rouge
Alt-J's anticipated sophomore album isn't out for a few weeks, but you'll be able to hear it performed in full tonight at this intimate show (if you got in via NPR's RSVP).

KEN mode, Psalm Zero, Couch Slut @ Saint Vitus
Metallic noise rockers KEN mode return to Brooklyn tonight and should be as intense as ever. Strong support from experimental metal duo Psalm Zero and Couch Slut. Invisible Oranges is proudly presenting this one.

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

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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.

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

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August 30, 2014

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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August 28, 2014

Reigning Sound in Chicago in 2013 (more by Lindsey Best)
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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.

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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August 27, 2014

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

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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