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July 2, 2014

Night Beats @ Austin Psych Fest 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
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Night Beats, Beverly, LODRO, Roya @ Baby's All Right
Seattle psych/garage rockers Night Beats keeps things good and greasy on last year's Sonic Bloom. This is a pretty great bill with just-added Beverly (who's album came out this week), Roya (featuring members of Habibi and The Clean) and LODRO's sinister blues.

Au Revoir Simone, Little Daylight, Lower 48 @ Brooklyn Bowl
Having been together for 10 years now, ARS still sound fresh on their most recent album, Move in Spectrums. If you can't make this show, they'll play MoMA on Thursday.

Paul Collins' Beat, 1-800-BAND, Marvin Berry and The New Sound, Fletcher C. Johnson @ Cake Shop
Powerpop legend Paul Collins will surely fill Cake Shop to the sweaty brim tonight, with an excellent undercard of likeminded upstarts.

People, Child Abuse, Cellular Chaos, Angel of Retribution @ Death by Audio
Avant trio People features Mary Halvorson, Kevin Shea, and Crystal Stilts keyboardist Kyle Forester. Tonight's the record release show for their new album, 3xaWomen, and it's an all-around experimental/noisy bill.

Babe The Blue Ox, Ida @ Mercury Lounge
Two of NYC's longest running indie rock bands, who can say how many times these two have played together over the last 20 years?

SPEEDO>, Luke Temple, Austin Vaughn @ Manhattan Inn
Here We Go Magic's Luke Temple highlight's this free show at Manhattan Inn. The performance room is impossibly small, and in the round, making for a very memorable show environment.

Pinprick Punishment, Future Primitive, Agitator, A Truth, Geronimo @ Don Pedro
Pinpick Punishment make a vaguely experimental brand of hardcore that recalls classic '80s bands such as Black Flag and B'last. The Japanese crew are over in America on their current tour and have a few shows left, including tonight's in NYC.

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.

Dave Hill, Bridey Elliot, Erik Bergstrom, Kara Klenk, Mike Recine, Alec Lambert, Boris Khaykin @ Muchmore's
If that's not enough comedy for your, here's another show in Williamsburg, this one at tiny Muchmore's featuring sometimes BV contributor Dave Hill and a host of other funny folk. Free.

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July 1, 2014

Beck @ Detroit's Fox Theatre last week (more by James Richards VII)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Beck @ Central Park Summerstage
Beck put out his twelfth album this year, Morning Phase, which is his first in six years and he considers it the "companion piece" to 2002's Sea Change. The pastoral vibe of the album should work well in the lovely setting of Central Park.

Liquor Store, Glow God, Tournament, Ballroom @ Death by Audio
Oklahoma City's Glow God lay down the gauntlet via sludgy riffs. They're the only out-of-towners on this bill of local punk.

Pretty & Nice, Zula, The Sea Life, Leapling @ Glasslands
Boston trio Pretty & Nice specialize in nervy power pop, the kind that XTC and Joe Jackson did so well in 1979. P&N do it well too. Last year's Golden Rules For Golden People was terrific, lets hope a new one is out soon.

The Howlin' Brothers @ City Winery (Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival)
Part of the free Hudscon Square Music & Wine Festival, tonight's installment features Nashville's Howlin' Brothers who put a fresh coat of wax on the Mountain String Band sound.

Mournful Congregation, Lycus, Vilkacis, Evoken, Lord Mantis @ Saint Vitus
Martyrdoom III, the third annual five-day metal festival at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus, wraps up tonight with Australian funeral doomers Mournful Congregation, Oakland funeral doomers Lycus, Fell Voices-related black metal band Vilkacis, daeth doomers Evoken, and blackened sludge crew Lord Mantis.

Alpha Consumer, Heaven's Jail @ Knitting Factory
Heaven's Jail is the Brooklyn folk rock band led by Francesco Ferorelli who recently announced an album produced by and featuring Phosphorescent. If you're into Phosphorescent (or Deer Tick whose side project Heaven's Jail recently shared a bill with), you might want to check this out.

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

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June 30, 2014

Agalloch at MHOW in 2012 (more by Wyatt Marshall)
Agalloch
Agalloch

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

Agalloch, Jex Thoth @ Irving Plaza
Portland, OR atmospheric metal greats Agalloch returned with their fifth album this year, The Serpent & the Sphere, another gem and a heavier and more metallic effort than its predecessor. Doom traditionalists Jex Thoth open this Invisible Oranges-presented show, and their set should not be missed.

Beck @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Beck put out his twelfth album this year, Morning Phase, which is his first in six years and he considers it the "companion piece" to 2002's Sea Change. His tour in support of it hits NYC for his first of two shows this week, tonight.

Radioactivity, Bad Sports, Nancy @ Baby's All Right
The Marked Men were here not long ago for some rare shows of their killer garage punk. It remains to be seen when they'll return, but related band Radioactivity (or, The Novice) keep up their style pretty well. Their tourmates Bad Sports (fronted by OBN IIIs singer Orville Neely) are not to miss either.

King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, Alix Brown (DJ Set) @ Baby's All Right
Travel back to 1967 with Australian psych band King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard who squeeze in this one last NYC show (they've already played about 349053954) before they head home. Don't fret too much about them leaving though, they're already scheduled to return in October.

The Disfunction, Born Cages, Video Video, The Green Seed, Not Tonight Josephine @ Pianos
For folks who think the '90s was Golden Age of hip hop, Birmingham, Alabama group The Green Seed recalls the days of De La Soul, Tribe Called Quest, Black Star and more. Check out their video for "Jude Law" below.

Beat Connection, Zella Day, Tomboy, The TonTons @ Brooklyn Bowl
Now on Mondays, the It's a School Night series brings Pacific Northwest dance duo Beat Connection and Houston's The TonTons in (which a couple other bands as well) for a night of free music -- with RSVP of course.

Tilts, States & Kingdoms, The Brought Low @ Cake Shop
It's a great night for "members of" bands at Cake Shop tonight with the Torche-related Tilts (who are not far removed from Torche's stoner pop) and Thursday/Rival Schools-related State & Kingdoms.

Counting Crows, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Daniel and the Lion @ Central Park Summerstage
'90s nostalgia is all the rage, and you can get yours on tonight with Counting Crows and Toad the Wet Sprocket at Central Park Summerstage.

Cult of Fire, Sargeist, Icon of Phobos, Witchblood, Sein Und Zelt @ Saint Vitus
Martyrdoom III, the third annual five-day metal festival at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus, is on day 4 with excellent international black metal from Cult of Fire and Sargeist, and more.

Donovan Wolfington, Infinity Girl, Pope, Washer @ Shea Stadium
Donovan Wolfington make scrappy punk/indie with shoutalong parts ready-made for college basement shows. While Shea isn't exactly that, the all-ages DIY space is still the kind of room you'll want to see this band in.

Movement @ The Westway
Australia's Movement are another group tackling the whole "indie-R&B" thing, and appropriately they've worked with Weeknd collaborator Illangelo on their EP which is out now. Tonight's their second of two NYC shows on their current US tour.

Night Train with guest Seaton Smith @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac's weekly Night Train comedy show continues tonight with guest host Seaton Smith. Among tonight's guests is the very funny and also musically inclined Dave Hill, as well as Mike Lawrence, Michelle Buteau, Nate Fernald and Chris Thayer.

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

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June 29, 2014

2013 Gay Pride March (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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Gay Pride March / Pridefest / Dance on the Pier
NYC Pride Week culminates with the annual Pride March, followed immediately by Pridefest on Hudson St and then the Dance on the Pier party with a live performance by Demi Lovato.

Rat Fist @ Cake Shop
Rat Fist is the new band of No Age guitarist Randy Randall and Pissed Jeans drummer Sean McGuinness, and they make the kind of noisy racket you'd expect from members of No Age and Pissed Jeans. Tonight's their second of two NYC shows, both in tiny venues where stuff like this belongs.

Jon Batiste and Stay Human, The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble @ Central Park Summerstage
Born of a New Orleans musical dynasty, Jon Batiste has forged his own way, mixing funk and pop with his city's deep musical traditions. Free.

The English Beat @ City Winery
If you aren't too concerned that Dave Wakeling is the only original member of the band, and don't mind hearing General Public songs too, you'll probably have a good time singing along to "Save it for Later," "Mirror in the Bathroom" and "Tenderness."

Clean Girls, Baked Goods, Pink Wash @ Death by Audio
Pink Wash is the new band of Bleeding Rainbow drummer Ashley Arnwine and JOey Doubek of the now-defunct Hume. They make scrappy noise punk that actually gets a little proggy too.

'Rockaway!' w/ Patti Smith, James Franco @ Fort Tilden Beach
This is the opening day of the Rockaway Arts Fest. Patti Smith was originally supposed to just do a poetry reading (along with James Franco) but now will also do an acoustic set with Lenny Kaye and Jesse Smith. She also has as a photography exhibition and two onsite installations opening in the park that day. The reading and performance starts at 7 PM.

Cerebral Ballzy @ Rough Trade
Brooklyn punks Cerebral Ballzy last played a pretty high-profile gig in the area opening for The Strokes (they're on Julian Casablancas' label), but today they're back in their hometown for something more intimate (and much cheaper and much earlier). It's a free in-store and starts at 1:30 PM.

Maximillion Dunbar, HUERCO S., Analog Soul, Lorna Dune, Marcos Cabral, Patricia, Lumigraph @ Trans Pecos
Trans Pecos hosts another great bill of the experimental and electronic variety tonight, including RVNG-signed Maxmillion Dunbar, Software-signed Huerco S and more.

Behexen, Hell Militia, Prosanctus, Inferl, Hekserl @ Saint Vitus
Martyrdoom III, the third annual five-day metal festival at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus, is on day 3 with killer Finnish black metal band Behexen headlining.

Del Close Marathon
It's Upright Citizens Brigade's annual three-day fest with over 420 comedy performances. A $30 wristband gets you into as many as you can muster.

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

Mother, Reputante @ Baby's All Right
While he may best known for playing Dan on Gossip Girl, Penn Badgley is also a musician and his band Mother is his current artistic focus. If you like big chorus, radio-friendly pop with no sharp corners, they do it pretty well.

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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June 28, 2014

Beverly at Cake Shop in April (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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Rat Fist
Rat Fist

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

Beverly, Future Punx, Wildhoney @ Baby's All Right
Beverly's debut album, Careers, is full of effortlessly catchy indie pop (think prime Kim Deal) and is celebrated tonight with help from new wave revivalists Future Punx and Wildhoney.

Say Anything, The Front Bottoms, The So So Glos, You Blew It! @ Best Buy Theater
Say Anything are out supporting their new album and they've brought some pretty excellent openers along: NJ lyrical folk/pop punks The Front Bottoms, NYC power poppy punks The So So Glos, and Florida '90s emo lovers You Blew It!.

Phony PPL, Toki Wright, Tracee Owo, Allan Kingdom @ 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.

The English Beat @ City Winery
If you aren't too concerned that Dave Wakeling is the only original member of the band, and don't mind hearing General Public songs too, you'll probably have a good time singing along to "Save it for Later," "Mirror in the Bathroom" and "Tenderness."

Rat Fist (mems No Age, Pissed Jeans), Pampers, Francisco Franco, Tom Blacklung @ Death by Audio
Rat Fist is the new band of No Age guitarist Randy Randall and Pissed Jeans drummer Sean McGuinness, and they make the kind of noisy racket you'd expect from members of No Age and Pissed Jeans. Tonight's their first of two NYC shows, both in tiny venues where stuff like this belongs.

A/JUS/TED, Dimitri From Paris, Pantha Du Prince (live), DJ Spoko @ MoMA PS1
As always, Warm Up brings tons of forward thinking electronic music (and some other stuff like rap, indie pop, etc) to MoMA PS1's courtyard for very hot, very popular all-day dance parties. Tonight's the first show of this year's series with a typically great and eclectic lineup.

Young Magic, Doe Paoro, Rioux, Doldrums (DJ set) @ Rough Trade
Young Magic are from Brooklyn but exist in a sexy dreamworld where Sade and the Cocteau Twins work on records together. Or something like that. Their new album, Breathing Statues, came out in May.

Sargeist, One Tall One Head, Typhus, Forteresse, Sacrament Ov Impurity @ Saint Vitus
Martyrdoom III, the third annual five-day metal festival at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus, is on day 2 with Finnish black metal greats Sargeist.

ONO, Obnox, Cloud Becomes Your Hand, The Dreebs @ Shea Stadium
Obnox is one of the many projects of Cleveland punk musician Lamont Thomas, but while he usually drums, for this one he takes the lead and brings elements of soul, R&B, hip hop and more into it too.

Shady Hawkins, Mannequin Pussy, Free Pizza, Acidosis @ Silent Barn
NYC punks Mannequin Pussy have been regulars on the local scene for a while now, but have just signed to Tiny Engines who are releasing their new album of whiplash punk.

Drive-By Truckers, The Hold Steady @ The Paramount
The Hold Steady and Drive-By Truckers both recently released new albums, and both will be on their own tours this summer. Their paths intersect for two co-headlining NY-area shows, this being the first.

Gameface, Restorations, Habits @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Gameface were one of the early/influential post-hardcore bands of Revelation Records back in the '90s, and now they're reunited and put out their first album since 2003 this year. Opening this show is great newer band Restorations.

Infest, Paint It Black, Replica, Ajax @ The Wick
Speaking of influential punk bands, powerviolence pioneers Infest are also reunited and on their second of two NYC shows tonight (their first ever here). Philly greats Paint It Black make this an unstoppable double bill for hardcore.

IIII, Highlife, Brian Degraw (DJ) @ Union Pool (Summer Thunder)
If you like drums, you'll want to hit Union Pool's weekly free Saturday outdoor party, today featuring IIII which is Hisham Akira Bharoocha(Soft Circle / Boredoms), Ryan Sawyer (Lonewolf), Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and Ben Vida. Bands usually start around 4PM.

Azealia Banks @ Capitale
It's NYC Pride Week and part of the celebrations include tonight's show from Azealia Banks. Maybe she'll play stuff from her upcoming album (lol).

Luciano, Sandra St. Victor @ Prospect Park Bandshell
Reggae is the theme of this evening's Celebrate Brooklyn! concert, featuring roots worshiper Luciano and The Family Stand's Sandra Sat. Victor.

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Stagnant Pools @ MHOW
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah may be missing much of the lineup they began with, and this once-buzzy band is buzzy no longer, but they do still make quality indie rock. Opening are Stagnant Pools who are a little shoegazy and also probably own the first two Strokes albums.

Del Close Marathon
It's Upright Citizens Brigade's annual three-day fest with over 420 comedy performances. A $30 wristband gets you into as many as you can muster.

Sam Sparro, Ultra Nat?, Kevin Aviance, Alfa Anderson, Luci Martin, Norma Jean Wright (ex-Chic) @ Central Park Summerstage
It's a big disco night at Summerstage bileld "Club Classics Live!" with a number of veterans.

Pearson Sound, Vissacoor, Teengirl Fantasy, Rrose, Sinjin Hawke, Aquarian @ 88 Palace
It's a big dance party night in Chinatown with this stacked Sick Magic-presented bill.

Jimmy Edgar, Lauren Flax, Braille @ Output (roof)
It's another afternoon (3 PM) dance party on the roof at Output, and a pretty good lineup all around.

Primus @ Stone Pony
Get your bass face ready because four-string wizard Les Claypool and the rest of the Primus crew are back in town for two area shows, this being the second.

Avicii @ Barclays Center
Avicii's in town, prepare for the streets of Brooklyn to be flooded with kids on molly after this one ends. (And be safe guys!)

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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June 27, 2014

Infest in Miami in 2013 (more by Kris Alan Carter)
Infest

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

Infest, Magrudergrind, Hounds Of Hate, Chain Rank @ The Acheron
Powerviolence pioneers Infest recently reformed after a 22-year hiatus, and now they're playing their first-ever NYC shows this week. Tonight's the first and features a killer bill all around. If you're even thinking about hitting one of these, do it. They'll be nuts.

Crystal Stilts, Christines, Honey @ Baby's All Right
Crystal Stilts' new single "Delirium Tremendous" is the best thing they've done in ages, adding a little flower-power to their usually overcast psych. Christines should appeal to shoegaze fans, sounding a little like Swervedriver.

The Stationary Set, Slonk Donkerson, Pampers, Swamp Boots @ 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 a mixed bag of local acts featuring the catchy alt-rock of Slonk Donkerson and the "thug pop" of Pampers. Free.

Obnox, Liquor Store, Hubble, Cyanide Tooth @ Death by Audio
Obnox is one of the many projects of Cleveland punk musician Lamont Thomas, but while he usually drums, for this one he takes the lead and brings elements of soul, R&B, hip hop and more into it too. Solid locals on the bill tonight as well.

Jello Biafra and The Guantanomo School of Medicine, Negative Approach, All Torn Up @ Highline Ballroom
Jello Biafra may not be with the Dead Kennedys anymore, but he's still making smart/smartass political punk with his current band The Guantanamo School of Medicine. Tonight they're joined by another group of '80s-era punks, Negative Approach.

A$AP Ferg, Flatbush Zombies, Bodega Bamz, Po Johnson, DJ Zeke Thomas @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
It's an excellent lineup of local rap at MHOW tonight with the darkest A$AP Mob member, A$AP Ferg, the druggy Flatbush Zombies, and the hard-edged Bodega Bamz.

Shovels and Rope, Valerie June, Shakey Graves @ Prospect Park Bandshell
Celebrate Brooklyn! gets folky tonight with this free show headlined by South Carolina duo Shovels & Rope. Openers Valerie June and Shakey Graves are notable in their own right, making this a lovely Friday option under the stars.

Dave Chappelle @ Radio City Music Hall
Comedian Dave Chappelle is back in a big way, doing a whopping nine 10 nights at Radio City Music Hall. He's had musical guests the last few nights but tonight he's listed solo. Kanye did turn up unannounced last week, so you never know...

White Hinterland, Heavenly Beat, The Henry Millers @ Rough Trade
White Hinterland, aka Casey Dienel, makes pop with dash of R&B as can be heard on her new album, Baby. Opening are Heavenly Beat whose most recent album, Provenance, was a breezy treat (though they've never been able to quite translate it to a live show, not yet at least).

Mournful Congregation, Imprecation, Bergime Exemlous, Holocaustum, Geryon @ Saint Vitus
Martyrdoom III, the third annual five-day metal festival at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus, begins today with Australian funeral doom masters Mournful Congregation headlining.

Frankie Cosmos, Painted Zeros, Bethlehem Steel, T-Rextasy @ Shea Stadium
NYC singer/songwriter Frankie Cosmos makes a solid mix of Beat Happening-style twee and Moldy Peaches-style anti-folk on this year's Zentropy.

Tonstartssbandht, Blues Control, PC Worship @ Silent Barn
Brooklyn-via-Florida-by-way-of-Montreal duo Tonstartssbandht just released their new double album, Overseas, via Arbutus (aka Grimes' label) and tonight's the record release show.

Drive-By Truckers, The Hold Steady @ Stone Pony
The Hold Steady and Drive-By Truckers both recently released new albums, and both will be on their own tours this summer. Their paths intersect for two co-headlining NY-area shows, this being the first.

Endless Boogie, The Young, VBA @ Union Pool
Most notably this is the pre-release show for The Young's new long player, Chrome Cactus, which is a punked up psychedelic ripper that drops this August. They'll be joined by the groovy Endless Boogie and hard rocking psych trio VBA.

Del Close Marathon
It's Upright Citizens Brigade's annual three-day fest with over 420 comedy performances. A $30 wristband gets you into as many as you can muster.

Latyrx (Lateef + Lyrics Born), Fort Knox Five @ Brooklyn Bowl
Veteran alt-rap duo Latyrx released their long-awaited followup to their 1997 debut last year and now they're playing shows in support of it.

Pinata Protest, Kuenta i Tambu, Helado Negro, SLV @ South Street Seaport
The free River to River festival continues today with a Latin American/Caribbean showcase.

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

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June 26, 2014

Warpaint in Austin in April (more by Tim Griffin)
Warpaint

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

Warpaint, Yellowbirds @ Prospect Park Bandshell (FREE)
Warpaint's second album is a slow burn, more about vibe than obvious singles, but the record has many sultry charms. There are even more charms -- and serious chops -- with their live show. A free evening with Warpaint in the park sounds like a nice Thursday.

White Lung, Pop. 1280 @ Mercury Lounge
White Lung's new record is more of the punishing aggression, inventive guitar playing, and powerhouse hooks and screams of 2012's Sorry, and yet another winner from one of the best punk bands around. Those songs will come to life tonight at Mercury Lounge, their second of two NYC shows this week. Opening are local goths Pop. 1280, making for a good double bill.

Strand of Oaks, Lewis & Clarke @ Mercury Lounge
After the White Lung show, Merc hosts another great one with Strand of Oaks. His previous output was on the bare bones folk side, but this new record, HEAL (out this week), is a heavily arranged, full band folk rock affair. He'll have the band with him tonight too.

Dave Chappelle, Erykah Badu @ Radio City Music Hall
Comedian Dave Chappelle is back in a big way, doing a whopping 10 nights at Radio City Music Hall. Tonight features musical guest Erykah Badu.

Peter Matthew Bauer (of The Walkmen), AM Mills, Skyler Skjelset-noh @ Rough Trade
With the Walkmen on "extreme hiatus" bassist Peter Matthew Bauer is stretching his wings, creatively, with his first, excellent  solo album, Liberation! Celebrate its release tonight.

Iron and Wine, The Secret Sisters @ The Space at Westbury
Iron & Wine continued to shift from the bare bones bedroom folk songwriter he started out as to a band with a bigger, more layered sound on 2013's Ghost on Ghost. Tonight you can see those fuller sounds come to life, and hopefully we'll get to see Sam in solo format for a bit too.

Michael McDonald @ Town Hall (Blue Note Jazz Festival)
Yacht rock icon, g-funk forefather and all-around cool dude, Michael McDonald's music is as smooth as his voice.

The Juan Maclean (DJ set), Tim Sweeney @ Verboten
It's been five years since Juan and Nancy Whang put out a record as The Juan Maclean, but the duo are back in action for real with In A Dream out in September. Maybe they'll drop one of their new tracks tonight. Onetime DFA associate Tim Sweeney opens.

Oddisee (w/ live band Good Company), Louis Logic, E.M.S @ Glasslands
Oddisee makes indie rap that is not only more underground than say, Wiz Khalifa, but also pulls from indie music, with its re-workings of Bon Iver, Metronomy, and others.

Marvin Berry and The New Sound, Gloomy Ones, Nato Coles, The Blue Diamond Band @ The Acheron
Marvin Berry and The New Sound, besides having an excellent Back to the Future reference in their name, are one of Don Giovanni's newest signees and makers of quality garage rock.

The Budos Band, Spires @ Bowery Ballroom

If you like vintage grooves, the Daptone stable's Budos Band lay down seriously funky instrumentals. Spires are groovy in their own way, as well. Can you dig it?

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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June 25, 2014

White Lung in Austin in 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
White Lung

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

White Lung, Pop. 1280, Uniform @ Saint Vitus
White Lung's new record is more of the punishing aggression, inventive guitar playing, and powerhouse hooks and screams of 2012's Sorry, and yet another winner from one of the best punk bands around. Those songs will come to life tonight at Saint Vitus, their first of two NYC shows this week. Opening are local goths Pop. 1280 and noise duo Uniform, making for a good bill all around.

White Magic, Weyes Blood @ Union Pool
So you like bands with "White" in the name but prefer folk to punk? White Magic (aka Brooklyn's Mira Billotte) casts her spell tonight with the equally bewitching Weyes Blood as opener.

Nothing Changes w/ Merchandise @ Home Sweet Home
After two Brooklyn shows, Florida's Merchandise return to Home Sweet Home where their gothy guitar pop will be right at home. This show is late and don't be surprised if this ends up being an unofficial afterparty for the White Lung show.

W. Kamau Bell, Nikki Glaser, Eliot Glazer, Carrie Keagan, Jillette Johnson, Mates of State, Wakey! Wakey! @ LPR
This show benefits LGBQT organization The Ally Coalition and features a host of music and comedy talent. Tickets are still available.

Jello Biafra and The Guantanomo School of Medicine, Negative Approach @ Asbury Lanes
Jello Biafra may not be with the Dead Kennedys anymore, but he's still making smart/smartass political punk with his current band The Guantanamo School of Medicine. Tonight they're joined by another group of '80s-era punks, Negative Approach.

Garlands, John Errol @ Baby's All Right
This is not the Swedish band The Garlands who recently played NYC Popfest but a local band Garlands (not "the") who also make really good indiepop. Stream two tracks below.

Elvis Costello @ Carnegie Hall
Elvis Costello is an amazing performer in whatever permutation/lineup he chooses to play, but maybe none more than with just an acoustic guitar, where onstage stories are perhaps as entertaining as his impressive canon of songs.

Schoolboy Q, Domo Genesis, Tinashe, BlackoutBoyz (A$AP Yams & A$AP Jscott) @ Central Park Summerstage
Of all the Black Hippy rappers, Schoolboy Q is the biggest party animal so needless to say, his shows are always a great time. And with three quality albums now, he's got plenty to pull from tonight.

Lionel Richie, Cee Lo Green @ Jones Beach
From his funky days in The Commodores through his '80s sweater-wearing days, Lionel Richie is truly a talent. Some may want this show with Cee Lo Green to go all night long.

Wreckless Eric, Dion Nania @ Mercury Lounge
One of the original artists signed to punk-era UK indie label Stiff, Wreckless Eric is best known for his hit "Whole Wide World," but there's a lot more to him than that. Go get acquainted tonight.

Evian Christ, Dutch E Germ, UNiiQU3, Gatekeeper, Will Fry @ Output
Evian Christ first deservedly earned some buzz for his wacked-out dark hip hop beats, but his profile seriously rose when Kanye included him on Yeezus. He's since begun putting out new stuff, and it's pretty noticeable from those tracks that he's been in a room with Kanye West.

Little Racer, Cosmonaut, Weekender, The Balconies @ Pianos
Brooklyn band Little Racer have been at it for a while now, making very catchy, UK-inspired guitar pop. Tonight's the final show of their June residency at Pianos.

Dave Chappelle, Busta Rhymes, DJ Premier, Janelle Monae @ Radio City Music Hall
Comedian Dave Chappelle is back in a big way, doing a whopping 10 nights at Radio City Music Hall. Tonight's rather star-studded with firecracker Janelle Monae, the influential DJ Premier and '90s star Busta Rhymes.

Mirror Kisses, Sunflower Bean, Grand Resort, ONWE, Teen Body @ Bowery Electric
Virginia's Mirror Kisses lists Microdisney, Prefab Sprout, and China Crisis as influences which can certainly be heard in their anthemic synthpop. They play tonight with a sympathetic lineup of likeminded locals, plus members of Beach Fossils on DJ duty.

Joe Henry @ City Winery
Joe Henry has been making literate folk pop since the mid-'80s with his most recent album, Invisible Hour, being released this year. (Fun fact: he's also Madonna's brother-in-law.)

Shakey Graves, Wild Child @ Bowery Ballroom
Shakey Graves makes folk that fans of The Tallest Man on Earth may be into. Fellow Austinites Wild Child favor harmony-laden rock.

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.

Raymond Pettibon + Kim Gordon @ Strand Bookstore (discussion)
Greg Ginn's brother Raymond Pettibon, who designed the Black Flag bars (as well as much of their album artwork, Sonic Youth's album artwork and more), released a new book, Raymond Pettibon: To Wit, and he'll be discussing that with Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon (who put out the book Is It My Body? earlier this year) at Strand tonight at 7 PM. After the discussion, there will be a Q&A and signing.

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

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June 24, 2014

Elvis Costello at Brooklyn Bowl in 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Stagnant Pools, Waltz, Phone Home @ Baby's All Right (FREE)
Stagnant Pools make a good mix of noisy post-punk, shoegaze and Strokes-y indie rock. They're currently on a tour opening for CYHSY which hits MHOW on Saturday, but first you can see them at this free show tonight.

Ethel, Kaki King @ Brookfield Place Winter Garden (FREE)
As part of the free River to River Festival, guitar great Kaki King teams up with string quartet Ethel for what should be an excellent collaboration of the indie/classical variety.

Elvis Costello @ Carnegie Hall
Elvis Costello is an amazing performer in whatever permutation/line-up he chooses to play, but perhaps none more than with just an acoustic guitar, where onstage stories are perhaps as entertaining as his amazing canon of songs.

John Doe @ City Winery (Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival)
The frontman for X does a solo show tonight, supporting his new best-of collection. He'll be back with X in August.

Tegan & Sara, My Midnight Heart, The Courtneys @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Tegan & Sara's new megapop sound may not hit as us hard on record as their earlier material, but it's super fun to see live. Vancouver trio The Courtneys, who make Flying Nun-style indie pop, are not to miss either.

July Talk @ Knitting Factory (FREE)
Toronto's dual-vocal indie rock band July Talk is somewhere between Man Man and Stars, and they do it well if you're looking for a newer band to take you back to the mid-2000s. Free too.

Mother Falcon, The Family Crest @ Littlefield
Speaking of bands that take us back to the mid-2000s, Austin's many-membered Mother Falcon make the kind of orchestral indie pop that recalls bands like Broken Social Scene, Arcade Fire and Beirut.

Dave Chappelle, The Roots @ Radio City Music Hall
Comedian Dave Chappelle is back in a big way, doing a whopping nine 10 nights at Radio City Music Hall. Tonight's show is with The Roots.

People Get Ready, Saint Rich, Icewater @ Rough Trade
Celebrate the release of People Get Ready's new album, Physiques, with quality help from Saint Rich and Icewater.

Primus @ Capitol Theatre
Get your bass face ready because four-string wizard Les Claypool and the rest of the Primus crew are back in town for two area shows, this being the first.

Liam McEneaney (host), Andy Borowitz (The New Yorker), Jessi Klein ("Inside Amy Schumer"), Bryan Tucker ("SNL"), and more! @ The Bell House
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Nikki Lane, Max Gomez @ Union Pool
Nashville's Nikki Lane is a firecracker country performer who just released her second album, All or Nuthin' (produced by Black Keys' Dan Auerbach). Expect sparks tonight.

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

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June 23, 2014

Iron & Wine at The Capitol Theatre in 2013 (more by PSquared)
Iron & Wine

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

tUnE-yArDs, Sylvan Esso @ Webster Hall
tUnE-yArDs' new album Nikki Nack came out this year and it's more of the eccentric writing that we can only get from her. The new songs really shine live, so these shows are sure to be great ones. (This is night 2 of 2 at Webster.) Get there early for Sylvan Esso too. Their electronic pop and singer Amelia Meath's dance moves are always fun to watch.

Dave Chappelle, Nas @ Radio City Music Hall
Comedian Dave Chappelle is back in a big way, doing a whopping nine 10 nights at Radio City Music Hall with various guests. This is the fifth.

The Courtneys @ Rough Trade
The Courtneys make jangly indie rock reminiscent of The Blake Babies or the classic Flying Nun sound, and they do it well. They're on tour opening for Tegan & Sara which hits Hammerstein Ballroom tomorrow but tonight they play this free in-store at the much smaller Rough Trade. Early show (6:30 doors).

Vacationer, Ski Lodge @ Rough Trade
After the Courtneys show, Rough Trade has a later show which kicks off with quality local indie pop from Ski Lodge.

Iron and Wine, Secret Sisters @ Capitol Theatre
Iron & Wine continued to shift from the bare bones bedroom folk songwriter he started out as to a band with a bigger, more layered sound on 2013's Ghost on Ghost. Tonight you can see those fuller sounds come to life, and hopefully we'll get to see Sam in solo format for a bit too.

Lawrence Rothman, Slow Club, The Kite String Tangle @ Brooklyn Bowl
UK duo Slow Club have a new record coming out and from the sound of its singles, they're continuing to leave their winsome acoustic days behind in favor of a much fuller pop sound. Theatrical headliner Lawrence Rothman -- who has been known to change personas from show to show -- should be an interesting set too.

Weeknight, Color War, Sandy, Heathered Pearls (DJ Set) @ Baby's All Right
If you like the darker, dustier side of The Raveonettes, you might want to check out Brooklyn band Weeknight who mine a similar territory. They're well watched tonight with Color War's gothy synthpop.

The Colourist, Field Mouse, Mainland @ Bowery Ballroom
On this bill we're most excited about Field Mouse who have a new album coming out and recently put out the synthy single "Two Ships."

Opal Onyx, Ed Askew Band, George Sand @ Cake Shop
Ed Askew is nothing short of a legend in folk music, and his '60s material lives up today. Lucky for us he is currently a very active musician, and any chance to see him is one worth taking.

Night Train @ Littlefield
Tonight, Wyatt Cenac's weekly Night Train comedy show will be guest hosted by Seaton Smith. Guests include Billy Wayne Davis, Cameron Esposito, Drew Michael, and Shonali Bhowmik.

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