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October 31, 2014

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King Gizzard at BV-CMJ last week (more by Amanda Hatfield)
King Gizzard

Hop Along at Wicker Park Fest 2014 (more by Jeff Ryan)
Hop Along

You can browse our full NYC show calendar and our 2014 Halloween guide for more of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

The 41st Village Halloween Parade, which gives parades a good name, is a NYC Halloween tradition and a great way to start the night. It happens on 6th Avenue North of Spring Street to 16th Street from 7 PM - 10:30 PM. And if you can't actually be there, NY1 broadcasts live from 8 PM - 9:30 PM.

The Damned, TSOL, The Briefs @ Irving Plaza
With a singer who has basically dressed like a vampire for the band's career and classic singles "Thanks for the Night," "Wait for the Blackout," and "In Dulce,"The Damned remain perfectly suited for this sort of thing.

Diarrhea Planet, Hop Along, Girlpool, Desert Sharks, Mitski, Banker$ @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
This is a pretty amazing lineup, not to mention it's free and goes late (til 1 AM). There's the raging garage punks Diarrhea Planet, Saddle Creek's new signees Hop Along, lyrical LA duo Girlpool, chamber pop-turned-lo-fi songwriter Mitski, and leather jacket rockers Desert Sharks. Plus there's a costume contest with a $500 cash prize, face painting and more tonight.

Purling Hiss, King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, Meatbodies, Tonstartssbandht @ 338 Moffat
CMJ buds Panache & Baby's All Right are thowing a Halloween Show that's not at Baby's -- it happens Halloween Friday at 338 Moffat (Studio L) with with a bunch of CMJ bands who're still around, including tourmates Purling Hiss and Meatbodies.

Maurice Fulton, DJ Spun, Alex From Tokyo @ Baby's All Right
While Baby's All Right are presenting the garage rock show at 338 Moffat, the actual venue will be hosting a dance party that night.

Pop. 1280, Void Vision, Pawns, Frankie Teardrop (DJ set), and more! @ Emet Part Deux
For those in a modern goth mood, this show features a skeleton handful of bands clearly in debt to the darker postpunk sounds.

This Will Destroy You, Future Death, Silent Land Time Machine @ Bowery Ballroom
This Will Destroy You are back with their fourth album, Another Language, which is more of their soaring post-rock. For some people, this is the only way to spend Halloween.

Knyfe Hyts, Oozing Wound, The Fucking Ocean, Red Dawn II, Alien Whale, Aa, Justin Frye, Chat Logs @ Death By Audio
It's the last ever Halloween at Death by Audio and they're celebrating in style with two rooms. The main room has the re-active Knyfe Hyts, thrashers Oozing Wound (their second DbA show this week), The Fucking Ocean, Red Dawn II and Alien Whale. And another room called the "Haunted Mansion" will be open tonight with synth experimenters Aa, PC Worship's Justin Frye and Chat Logs. The show is over at 12:30 AM and then the "Haunted Mansion" starts at 1 AM.

Meat Puppets, Cass McCombs @ Rough Trade
It's the first night of Meat Puppets and Cass McCombs' co-headlining two-night stand at Rough Trade. The Meat Puppets go on last tonight, and bring over three decades of their influential alternative rock. Cass is a bit newer but he's also excellent and a great fit.

Mastodon, Gojira, Kvelertak @ The Paramount
This incredible triple bill has Savannah sludge masters Mastodon, French death metallers Gojira, and Norwegian party animals Kvelertak. They played Terminal 5 earlier this year and this weekend they're back for two more shows in the area. Tomorrow they play NJ.

The Presets, Antwon, Chela, Franki Chan @ Warsaw
The Check Yo Ponytail tour stops in NYC tonight with an eclectic double bill of Australian synth pop band The Presets and experimental rapper Antwon. Opening is another Australian, Chela, and Check Yo Ponytail alumnus Franki Chan.

World Inferno Friendship Society @ The Wick
Punk/klezmer/cabaret act World Inferno Friendship Society are throwing this so-called "Hallowmas" bash. They are requesting you bring a pumpkin.

Anamanaguchi (DJ), Jack Donoghue (of Salem), Tallesen, Pleasure Centers, Bernard Herman @ Bathhouse
"Witch House," as a genre, didn't last very long but catch one of its leading lights (Jack from Salem) DJ tonight with a set from 8-bitters Anamanaguchi as well.

Matrixxman, Physical Therapy, Michael Magnan, Max McFerren @ Secret Location
This stacked dance party is at a secret location that was emailed to you if you bought a ticket. Unfortunately, sold out.

Primus @ Beacon Theatre
While not strictly a Halloween show, this is being billed as "An Evening With Primus and the Chocolate Factory." Primus just made an album based on Roald Dahl's classic children's book which definitely has some nightmare material in it.
For even more Halloween options, check out our guide to Halloween events in NYC.

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And of course Halloween means cover shows cover shows cover shows. Here are your many options for those...

Beach Fossils (as Devo), Celestial Shore (as T. Rex),Beverly (as the Pixies), Roya (as Television Personalities), DJ Tassy @ 338 Moffat

Mr. Brownstone (Guns N Roses cover band) @ Brooklyn Bowl

Clean Girls (as Blink-182), Vomitface (as Nirvana), Alien Trilogy (as Devo), Tape Deck Mountain (as Daniel Johnston's Delay Pedal), Death To Slater (as The Beach Boys), Schmear (as Meat Puppets), Smell-O-Vision (as Television) @ Cake Shop

Dear Leader (as The Neptunes), Delicate Steve (as Red Hot Chili Peppers), Heeney (as Weezer), Banned Books (as Pixies), Advaeta (as HOLE), members of Heaven's Gate, Celestial Shore & Journalism as Blink-182 Mr. Twin Sister (DJ Set) @ Silent Barn
Delicate Steve will be joined by RHCP touring member/Atoms for Peace member Mauro Refosco for their set.

Big Ups (as Red Hot Chili Peppers), Vulture Shit (as Presidents of USA), Flagland (as Blink-182), Bueno (as Frank Sinatra), Huffers (as The Replacements) @ Shea Stadium

Savants (as T Rex), Field Mouse (as Weezer), Ghostpal (as Sly and the Family Stone), The Brooklyn What (as The Rolling Stones), No Kill (as Fleetwood Mac), Videobeast (as Nirvana), David King (as Jonathan Richman) @ The Gutter

Mutual Benefit (covering Beck's 'One Foot in the Grave'), Emily Reo (as Lana Del Rey), Conveyor (as Buddy Holly) @ Glasslands

Marilyn Manson Tribute (Kayo Dot, Blank Paper), Queens of the Stone Age Tribute (Natural Stranger, Toothy Grins, Neon Green Laundry), Limp Bizkit Tribute (Mary Todd, Skulk The Hulking), The Cure Tribute (Turn It Up!, Ashes Forever), Shellac Tribute (Servant Girl) @ Spike Hill

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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October 30, 2014

Nils

Nils Frahm released Spaces almost a year ago, a record of sonically adventurous pieces that meld the classical and electronic-music worlds. If you haven't checked it out you can stream it via YouTube below. He's been busy working on new material as well and performs two new songs on a 'Resident Advisor Sessions' video you can watch below.

That video also gives a sense of what it's like to see Frahm in concert, which you can do in real life as he's touring this fall with the similarly minded Dawn of Midi. That includes NYC at St. Paul & St. Andrew Church on November 21 which is presented by Wordless Music. Tickets are on sale now.

Nils was last through in the spring. All dates are listed, along with the Resident Advisor Sessions video and album stream, below...

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Liturgy at Pitchfork Fest 2012 (more by James Richards IV)
Liturgy

Dum Dum Girls at Burger A-Go-Go 2014 (more by Debi Del Grande)
DDGs

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

Liturgy, Child Abuse, Cellular Chaos, Oozing Wound @ Death By Audio
Here's a really good reason to get to Death by Audio before it closes. It's the first of two nights that sludgy thrashers Oozing Wound are playing at the venue, and the headliners are one of NYC's most interesting black metal bands, Liturgy, who are a full band once again.

Mykki Blanco, Cities Aviv, Doss, Gobby (DJ Set), MR UNO (DJ Set), FLUCT Dancers @ Glasslands
Mykki Blanco just put out his new mixtape, Gay Dog Food, and as you might expect from Mykki it's out-there but it goes hard. Cities Aviv, who's on one of the tracks, is on this bill too. Stream the mixtape below.

Power 105.1 Powerhouse w/ J. Cole, Ne-Yo, Jeezy, Kid Ink, T.I., Childish Gambino, French Montana, Migos, Tinashe, Bobby Shmurda, Chris Brown, Trey Songz @ Barclays Center
Power 105.1's Powerhouse goes down at Barclays Center tonight and there's some pretty impressive names including power tripper J. Cole, trap muzik king T.I. (who just put out the new album, Paperwork), versace lovers Migos, alt-R&B singer Tinashe, the viral Bobby Shmurda and more.

Cypress Hill, La Coka Nostra, Immortal Technique, Vinnie Paz @ Best Buy Theater
Another good hip hop option tonight is the annual Halloween-time Cypress Hill show which is actually one day early this year but it should still get spooky.

Shiba San, Amtrac, Wuki, Nikola Baytala @ Output
This week's INPUT party at Output is headlined by Shiba San who's on Claude Vonstroke's Dirtybird label and makes thumping house that will have you dancing Mischief Night away.

Classixx, Le Youth, Chordashian @ Verboten
Another dance option tonight goes down just down the block from Output at Verboten with LA duo Classixx who are still going strong off last year's debut album, Hanging Gardens.

Alicia Keys, Nas, David Byrne, Diddy, Angel Haze @ Hammerstein Ballroom
This year's Keep A Child Alive Black Ball benefit has an eclectic lineup which mostly includes hip hop but also Talking Head David Byrne. KCA co-founder Alicia Keys hosts and also performs herself. Reservations can still be made.

Pianos Become The Teeth, Gates, Frameworks, Vasudeva @ Asbury Lanes
Pianos Become the Teeth stopped screaming on their new album, but they didn't stop writing intense music -- quite the opposite, this is some of their best material yet. NYC was last night and tonight's the NJ release show. Quality support too.

Celestial Shore, Ava Luna,Palehound, Baked, We Can All Be Sorry @ Baby's All Right
Celestial Shore deftly mix melody with complex rhythms and arrangements on their new album, Enter Ghost, out soon via Hometapes. Tonight's the record release party.

The Coathangers, together PANGEA, Cherry Glazerr, Mozes and the Firstborn, AJ Davila y Terror Amor, Wax Witches @ Bowery Ballroom
This is the second edition of Burger Caravan of Stars roadshow, with a whole bunch of their bands playing festival-length sets. Watch as Bowery's entire downstairs becomes a giant merch area. Some folks go just 'cause it's Burger. Expect nuttiness.

Dum Dum Girls, Ex Cops, Christines @ Brooklyn Bowl
Dum Dum Girls have always had a flair for the dark side, so them playing on Devil's Night seems like a no brainer. (Maybe throw in an '80s goth cover, ladies? The March Violets' "Snake Dance" perhaps?) Also on the bill: Ex Cop (whose new album takes a turn for the Pop) and the shoegazy Christines.

Sinead O'Connor @ City Winery
The Irish singer released, I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss, earlier this year and finishes her three-night run at City Winery this evening.

Del Zeppelin (Delicate Steve), Escalator Haters @ Saint Vitus
Halloween starts early when Delicate Steve let loose crunge-y covers. This show is free.

Wilco @ The Capitol Theatre
Though Jeff Tweedy and his son just released their terrific Tweedy album, the Wilco train rarely stops rolling, and tonight is on the final of its first of three shows at The Cap'. It's a lovely room, and tickets are still available.

Primus @ The Greene Space
The special day show is billed as "A Very Wonka Afternoon with Primus," and with an emphasis on the band's new album that's based on Roald Dahl's Charlie & the Chocolate Factory. The show is sold out but is being taped for WNYC's Soundcheck.

Dean Ween Group @ Stone Pony
Dean Ween (Mickey Melchiondo) has his new ensemble play Asbury Park tonight.

Jerry Lee Lewis @ BB King Blues Club
One of rock n' roll's origininators, "Killer" is out with a new album and and biography this week and celebrates both tonight.

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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October 29, 2014

Jeff Tweedy of Wilco in Austin (more by Tim Griffin)
Jeff Tweedy

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

Wilco @ The Capitol Theatre
Though Jeff Tweedy and his son just released their terrific Tweedy album, the Wilco train rarely stops rolling, and tonight is on night 2 of its first of three shows at The Cap'. It's a lovely room and tickets are still available.

Pianos Become The Teeth, Gates, Frameworks @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Pianos Become the Teeth stopped screaming on their new album, but they didn't stop writing intense music -- quite the opposite, this is some of their best material yet. Tonight's the NYC release show and there's quality support too.

Weyes Blood, Tonstartssbandht, King Cyst, DJ Joshy @ Glasslands
Weyes Blood's new album is out now, and it's a good one but her powerhouse vocals really come across in a live setting. This whole bill is good too, with experimentalists Tonstartssbandht and King Cyst, the psychedelic project of Big Troubles' Luka Usmiani. Drippy Eye Projections will be there to provide just the right kind of visuals for this lineup.

PC Worship, Ashcan Orchestra, Mario Diaz De Leon, Hair Jail, Mister Matthews @ Trans-Pecos
PC Worship have been regulars on the noise scene in Brooklyn for a while now, but their new album is their most song-oriented (and possibly best) stuff yet. They've had a busy year, and any chance to catch them is a good one.

Holly Miranda & Ambrosia Parsley, Benjamin Biolay, Chris Maxwell @ Rockwood Music Hall
Parsley y Miranda start their four-week residency tonight with Chris Maxwell, and French songwriter Benjamin Biolay (who doesn't play the US hardly ever).

Motion Studies (as Prince), Sunflower Bean (as Smashing Pumpkins), Dances (as The Strokes), Haybaby (as Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Scherzo (as DFA 1979) @ Baby's All Right
One thing Halloween always means in the music world is cover shows galore, and Baby's is getting an early start by throwing one tonight.

The Felice Brothers and the Nun Neil Young All-Stars @ Brooklyn Bowl
Another early Halloween party is tonight at Brooklyn Bowl with folk rockers The Felice Brothers. There will be a costume contest judged by the 'Bros themselves, and "more Halloween excitement!"

Anoraak (live), Alan Blancato, In The Night @ Cameo
College and Electric Youth will both be here separately in the the next month, and tonight you can catch the remaining third of 2012's Drive tour, Anoraak (who's also a College collaborator), playing a live set at Cameo.

Carl Cox @ Output
Veteran British DJ and general dance music legend Carl Cox helped pioneer house and acid. He's still raving, as you can hear tonight.

The Memories @ Cake Shop
Portland, OR duo of Erik Gage and Kyle Handley (who are both in White Fang too) write songs mainly about girls and getting high, the two pillars of rock n' roll -- though The Memories fall more on the lo-fi pop end of the spectrum.

Purling Hiss, Meatbodies, Yonatan Gat, Dream Police @ Death by Audio
Philadelphia's Purling Hiss make classic"-style indie rock, with fuzzy guitars and big hooks, and an affinity for Neil Young style jams (and volume). Also on the bill are Meatbodies, whose main man is Chad Ubovich (of Mikal Cronin's band) and who make crunchy jams in the general Ty/Ohsees idiom. Plus former Monotonix man Yonatan Gat, and a Men side project Dream Police open. This will be a good show to see at DbA.

Mozart's Sister, Jerry Paper, Giant Claw @ Trans-Pecos (Basement)
Mozart's Sister, the solo project from Caila Thompson-Hannant (Think About Life, Shapes & Sizes), mixes mid-'90s dance and R&B influences, Thompson definitely brings her own strong personality. She's always been an engaging performer, so this is definitely worth checking out.

Jon Langford @ The Bell House
Following the sold-out premiere of documentary Revenge of The Mekons at Film Forum is this afterparty featuring Mekons frontman Langford.

Captain Sensible, Fred Armisen, Mistress Formica @ Bowery Electric
The Damned are playing Irving Plaza on Halloween, but before that guitarist Captain Sensible will play this spooky edition of the Sally Can't Dance Party with appearances from Fred Armisen and legendary NYC drag queen Mistress Formica. We're hoping the Captain plays "Brenda" or at least "Jet Boy Jet Girl."

Brother Ali, Bambu, DJ Last Word @ Knitting Factory
Conscious rapper Brother Ali doesn't have any new records to support this time around, but he's got over a decade of standout material to pull from.

Big Terrific @ Cameo
Max Silvestri hosts the free weekly comedy show in the back of Williamsburg's Cameo. 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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October 28, 2014

Jessie Ware @ Webster Hall, 2013 (more by Robert Altman)
Jessie Ware

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

Jessie Ware @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple
Jessie Ware has come a long way since we first heard her featured on SBTRKT's first album. Her sophomore LP, Tough Love, is out now and sees her working with some bigger names (like Ed Sheeran) on some songs, but she keeps her more minimal pop vibes intact on others. Tonight is sold out.

Adrian Belew Power Trio, Saul Zonana @ Highline Ballroom
Robert Fripp's 2014 version of King Crimson (which doesn't include Adrian Belew) was here not long ago, but if you're a fan of the flavor Belew gave that band, you can get your fix tonight. His Power Trio has been dipping pretty heavily into the Crimson catalog lately.

No Devotion, Ricky Eat Acid, Black Clouds, Creepoid @ Glasslands
Since the breakup of Thursday, frontman Geoff Rickly has actually become more prolific. This year he's been focusing on two bands that he fronts, the post-hardcore wall of noise that is United Nations and the synth rock band he formed with the non-criminal members of Lostprophets, No Devotion. Tonight's No Devotion's first US show, and with good openers too.

Pallbearer, Tombs, Vattnet Viskar, Ecstatic Vision @ Saint Vitus
Doom masters Pallbearer released Foundations of Burden, their second album that's heavy with melancholic leads, redwood-thick riffs, and sorrowful singing. This is the first of two sold-out shows as part of their tour with Tombs and Vattnet Viskar.

Mötley Crüe, Alice Cooper @ Madison Square Garden
Hair metal giants Motley Crüe are on a massive farewell tour -- they signed a contract saying they'd never tour again -- so if you're needing to rock out to "Dr. Feelgood," "Kickstart My Heart," "Home Sweet Home" and more you're running out of chances. Needless to say, the Crüe are pulling out all the stops for this one. Fellow friend of the devil Alice Cooper opens.

Boots, Flan Emoji (DJ Set), DJ JR @ Baby's All RIght
Boots has been having a pretty busy year. He did a large amount of the production and co-writing on Beyonce's excellent self-titled album, he's got a tour with FKA twigs coming up, and he's on the new Run the Jewels album and will perform with them on Letterman this week. FIrst though, he plays his own show at Baby's tonight.

The Allman Brothers Band @ Beacon Theatre
The current lineup of The Allman Brothers Band has had a very long and impressive run, but sadly the band has chosen to retire at the end of this month. They'll go out with a bang though, with six shows in eight nights at the Beacon. Tonight's the very last one.

Slothrust, The Teen Age @ Cameo
Jangly and grungy in equal parts, Slothrust released their most recent album Of Course You Do early this year (though it would've fit in perfect in 1995). This show, which is Halloween-related, is free with RSVP.

Sinead O'Connor @ City Winery
The Irish singer released, I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss, earlier this year and begins her three-night run at City Winery this evening.

The Memories, The Chickenhawks, Milk Dick, Jupiter Boys @ Death by Audio
Portland, OR duo of Erik Gage and Kyle Handley (who are both in White Fang too) write songs mainly about girls and getting high, the two pillars of rock n' roll -- though The Memories fall more on the lo-fi pop end of the spectrum. They'll play Cake Shop tomorrow as well.

Drowners, Boytoy, Sunflower Bean @ Rough Trade
Somewhere between The Strokes and The Libertines. NYC pretty boy rock band Drowners do write pretty catchy songs. Tonight's show is with the Breeders-y Boytoy and paisley poppers Sunflower Bean.

Wilco @ The Capitol Theatre
Though Jeff Tweedy and his son just released their terrific Tweedy album, the Wilco train rarely stops rolling, and tonight pulls into its first of three shows at The Cap'. It's a lovely room and tickets are still available.

Mozart's Sister, Salt Catherdral, My Body @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Mozart's Sister, the solo project from Caila Thompson-Hannant (Think About Life, Shapes & Sizes), mixes mid-'90s dance and R&B influences, Thompson definitely brings her own strong personality. She's always been an engaging performer, so this is definitely worth checking out.

The Jayhawks @ Town Hall
Long-running Americana band The Jayhawks are coming up on their 30th anniversary, and just reissued their three post-Mark Olson albums -- 1997's Sound of Lies , 2000's Smile and 2003's Rainy Day Music.  That said, they still mix up the setlists pretty good -- expect a good assortment from throughout their career (and a couple Golden Smog songs too).

Misfits, Jasta @ Irving Plaza
This may not be the version of the Misfits you love the most, but if you're going to see it anytime, Halloween week would be 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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October 27, 2014

APTBS @ MHOW (more by Chris La Putt)
APTBS

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

Weezer @ Bowery Ballroom
Weezer are playing their new album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End, front to back. Hopefully they'll throw in a few oldies in the end. Sold out.

A Place to Bury Strangers, Broken Water, Gold Dime, White Suns @ Death by Audio
Oliver Ackerman owns the Death by Audio pedal shop in the back of DbA, so A Place to Bury Strangers are probably the closest to a house band that the venue has. With DbA closing next month, this will be a blowout. Wear earplugs.

Temples, The Districts, Spires @ Irving Plaza
UK psych band Temples bring a pop sensibility to '60s and '70s styles. They're swinging through NYC one more time this year, with Brooklyn kindred spirits Spires on the bill too.

Prima Primo, The New Lines, Winkie, Sansyou @ The Rock Shop
This Halloween show is with DC band Sansyou and locals The New Lines who just released a collaborative single. The show also features gothy group Winkie, and electro duo Prima Primo.

Pallbearer, Tombs, Vattnet Viskar @ Saint Vitus
Doom masters Pallbearer released Foundations of Burden, their second album that's heavy with melancholic leads, redwood-thick riffs, and sorrowful singing. This is the first of two sold-out shows as part of their tour with Tombs and Vattnet Viskar.

Tits of Clay @ Mercury Lounge
It was a year ago today that Lou Reed died and in tribute tonight, Tits of Clay (aka the Angry Inch in the Broadway version of Hedwig) will perform Reed's classic Transformer in full.

Laura Cantrell, Jennifer O'Connor @ Rough Trade
Laura Cantrell's released her new album, No Way There From Here earlier this year. Tonight's show also features an opening set from the equally talented O'Connor.

Sinead O'Connor @ City Winery
The Irish singer released, I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss, earlier this year and begins her three-night run at City Winery this evening.

SBTRKT, GoldLink @ Terminal 5
SBTRKT's new album doesn't have as many bangers as his last, but hopefully he'll still get the place moving tonight. His second straight night at T5.

The Allman Brothers Band @ Beacon Theatre
The current lineup of The Allman Brothers Band has had a very long and impressive run, but sadly the band has chosen to retire at the end of this month. They'll go out with a bang though, with six shows in eight nights at the Beacon. Two left including tonight. Sold out.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Littlefield's weekly comedy show tonight features John Early, Vladimir Caamano, and other special guests along with host Wyatt Cenac.

Tesla Boy (DJ Set), Doprah, Bad // Dreems, Guest DJ: Ryland Blackinton, Resident DJ: John McSwain @ Brooklyn Bowl
Tonight's edition of the It's A School Night series features some of the artists still here from CMJ, including New Zealanders Doprah and Aussie band Bad//Dreems. Free with RSVP.

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

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October 26, 2014

Thurston Moore Band @ Saint Vitus earlier this week (more by @PSquared)
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White Fence @ Glasslands, 2013 (more by PSquared)
White Fence

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

King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, Juan Wauters, Tiny Ruins, Guy Blakeslee (of Entrance Band), Christian Peslak (Saint Rich & Delicate Steve), White Fence @ Baby's All Right
If you don't want CMJ to end, here's one more chance to catch King Gizzard, White Fence and more for this "hangover brunch." Most of the sets will be stripped-down or acoustic, and many of them will be in the main and side bars of Baby's. Free. Also: Baby's build-your-own blood mary bar is pretty sweet.

The Thurston Moore Band, PCPC (mbrs of PC Worship + Parquet Courts) @ Rough Trade
Thurston Moore's new band/album (which includes Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley and My Bloody Valentine's Deb Googe on bass) is the most Sonic Youth-style thing he's done since The Eternal and it's good stuff. PCPC, the new band with members of Parquet Courts and PC Worship, also sound a lot like Sonic Youth and they do it well.

Dark Blue @ Rough Trade (2 PM, free)
If you're awake and not too hungover from CMJ, this is a good afternoon option to keep the fun going. Dark Blue is the new-ish post-punk band with members of Clockcleaner and Paint It Black, and today they'll be joined on drums by Sean McGuinness from Pissed Jeans/Rat Fist.

Boysetsfire, Tim Barry, War on Women, Unwed @ Saint Vitus
Melodic hardcore vets Boysetsfire have been back since reuniting in 2010, and their current tour is in celebration of their 20th anniversary as a band. They'll be performing 2000's After the Eulogy in full tonight. All good openers too.

SBTRKT, GoldLink @ Terminal 5
SBTRKT's new album doesn't have as many bangers as his last, but hopefully he'll still get the place moving tonight. Night 1 of 2.

Beech Creeps, Sauna Heat, Juniper Rising, Nine of Swords @ Death by Audio
Savannah, GA isn't all hoity toity Southern fancy folk...it's also home to greasy garage band Sauna Heat. They highlight tonight's show that's headlined by local experimental noisists Beech Creeps (members of Ex Models, Yeasayer and more).

Holly Jolloween Drone Marathon @ 'The Ranch' at Death by Audio
Meanwhile...to kick off the last month of shows at Death by Audio, they're throwing a 24-hour drone marathon in the adjacent loft space (door is just to the right of DbA on S2nd) which started Saturday and goes through 7 PM tonight. Among the musicians involved will be Will Sheff, Greg Fox, Excepter, Oliver Ackerman (A Place to Bury Strangers), and Travis Johnson (Grooms). It's free.

Digitalism, Elliot Moss @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
German electronic duo Digitalsm haven't had a new album since 2011's I Love You Dude, but returned this summer with new single "Wolves" which features Youngblood Hawke. You can fill the void of new music by seeing them live tonight.

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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October 25, 2014

CMJ
Titus Andronicus @ Webster Hall in September (more by Greg Cristman)
Titus

Because of CMJ, we're doing 'What's Going On' slightly different this week. Each day there's a handful of day shows which are listed first, followed by the night shows. With so many events happening each day, we've limited this to our top picks, but there's a list of other good ones below the fold. And for even more of tonight's shows, you can browse our full NYC show calendar.

DAY SHOWS

Titus Andronicus, Fat White Family, White Fence, Beverly, Bo Ningen, Girlpool, Flowers, Bully, Residual Kid @ Baby's All Right (FREE BrooklynVegan day party)
It's the second of our two free day parties and this one has the consistently awesome Titus Andronicus, the debaucherous Fat White Family, psych rockers White Fence, rockin' indie popsters Beverly, the spectacle that is Bo Ningen, young LA duo Girlpool, delicate indie popsters Flowers, Nashville's punky Bully, and Austin's young riffers Residual Kid. Sailor Jerry will have free tattoos and complimentary beverages, and Bell's Brewery will be selling a variety of their craft beers, plus they'll have a free keg while it lasts. Plus: Baby's kitchen is open serving their happy hour menu all day. Hope to see you there!

OBN IIIs, Tonstartssbandht, Dune Rats, The Mystery Lights, Happyness, Ultimate Painting, Dinner, Gal Pals @ Cake Shop
One of Panache's zillion CMJ shows, this one's headlined by Austin's feirce and fun OBN III and seeing them in a tiny space like Cake shop will be pretty wild.

Paperhead, Ultimate Painting, Doug Tuttle, The Estrogen Highs, Negative Scanner @ Rough Trade
One of the most reliable small labels in the country, Chicago's Trouble in Mind has an incredible roster of psych, garage, postpunk and krauty bands. Catch some of them -- including Nashville's The Paperhead, CT's noisy Estrogen Highs, and Veronica Falls offshoot Ultimate Painting and the Wipers-esque Negative Scanner -- all in one place. Also: the full Trouble in Mind merch table will be on hand, including rarities, limited edition colored vinyl and other cool stuff. Also also: free show.

Krill, Grass Is Green, Two Inch Astronaut, Ovlov (acoustic), Roomrunner, Geronimo!, Broken Water, Pile (acoustic), Palehound, Ronald Paris (of Porches), Kal Marks, Gnarwhal, Meat Wave, My Dad @ Silent Barn
If you've been to an Exploding In Sound party before, you know every band goes hard and the fans reciprocate. We said it about Exploding In Sound's official showcase yesterday, and their all day and night (2:30 PM - 1:30 AM) unofficial show may get even crazier. $8 at the door, no badges.

King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, Water Liars, Circa Waves, Springtime Carnivore, DMA's, The Wytches, Public Access TV, Spookyland, Amason, Little May, Bright Light Social Hour, Ryley Walker @ Pianos
Bowery Presents, uh, presents their annual Saturday CMJ day party featuring a whole lot of bands they think are worth seeing. No arguments: it's a good lineup! Catch Sweden's Amason -- featuring members of Dungen and Miike Snow -- if you can, they were great earlier this week.

Goodbyemotel, Enola Fall, DJ James Laurence, Delta Riggs, Sampology, Little May, Me, My Fiction, The Lazys, Zeahorse, Tkay Maidza, Without Parachutes, Okenyo, DMA's, Fascinator, Bad//Dreems, Phebe Starr, Dune Rats, Tom West, Spookyland, Oxford & Co, Calling All Cars , Eden Mulholland, The Cairos, Tales In Space, Sophie Hanlon, Kate Miller-Heideke, Ernest Ellis, Totara Jack, The Ocean Party, Luluc, Nova and The Experience, The Kite String Tangle, Saskwatch @ The Delancey (Day & Night)
It's the annual all-day-and-night Aussie BBQ with a disparate bunch of bands -- many of whom skew very pop -- but there's rocking stuff too, like sarcastic punks Dune Rats and Bad//Dreems. FREE.

TOPS (DJ Set), Blue Hawaii (DJ Set), Erika Spring (DJ Set), Lil Internet (DJ Set), No Excuses (DJ Set), Wildarms (DJ Set) @ Wythe Hotel
For those needing a break from seeing live music but still want to do something CMJ-y, Montreal's Arbutus Records and NYC/Paris label Cascine are throwing this chilled-out party at The Wythe Hotel's rooftop bar with many of their artists DJing. If nothing else it's an amazing view.

NIGHT SHOWS

Pity Sex @ Webster Hall in August (more by Mimi Hong)
Pity Sex

The Jazz June, Pity Sex, Beach Slang, Cayetana, Sport @ Baby's All Right (official BrooklynVegan showcase)
This is our official BrooklynVegan showcase and there's not a band we're not excited about (if we do say so ourselves). Headlining is The Jazz June, the '90s-era emo band who are returning with their first album in 12 years and the singles we've heard from it sound like they're still in great form. Before that it's punky shoegazers Pity Sex who are co-headlining, ex-Weston rockers Beach Slang whose two EPs are all ringing guitars and endlessly relatable lyrics, the new-ish indie rock trio Cayetana who's promising debut is out now, and Sport who hail from France but have a ripping emo-y punk sound that sounds straight out of Philly or Chicago. Tickets are still available and a limited amount of badges will be accepted. Hope to see you there!

Slowdive, Low @ Terminal 5
Slowdive are more popular now than they were in the '90s, and apparently better live too. Terminal 5 is not our most favorite venue ever but we're hoping those thoughts wash away with "Alison" and other shoegaze favorites.

The Sam Roberts Band, Water Liars, Springtime Carnivore, Dilly Dally @ Bowery Ballroom
Relatively unknown here in America, Sam Roberts is quite popular in his native canada, making slightly jammy heartland rock. Opening tonight is much-talked-about newcomers (also from Canada) Dilly Dally.

DJ Dodger Stadium (Samo Sound Boy Jerome LOL), Casual Sex,, Blue Hawaii, Adult Jazz, Aurora, Nothing But Thieves @ Brooklyn Bowl
While Samo Sound Boy and Jerome LOL have been impressive on their own, they're even better as the collaborative duo DJ Dodger Stadium. If nothing else, DJDS dropped one of the most infectious dance tracks of the year with "Love Songs."

Jonathan Toubin, Mac DeMarco (guest selector) @ Brooklyn Bowl
This is the CMJ edition of Jonathan Toubin's Soul Clap & Dance Off Party, with Mac DeMarco as guest selector, and judges include Marnie Stern, Nick Murray (White Fence), ,embers of King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and Dune Rats, plus Lia Mice, and LODRO's Lesley Hann. Get ready to cut a rug.

Potty Mouth, Cold Fur, Girl Tears, Girlpool, Dead Stars, Sex Jams, Heliotropes, Yawn @ Cake Shop
This is the Old Flame showcase and it's got a great lineup of mostly punk, indie rock, or the thin line between the two. Potty Mouth are always a good time, Girlpool have a good amount of hype behind them right now, and Sex Jams are here all the way from Vienna.

Holly Jolloween Drone Marathon @ 'The Ranch' at Death by Audio
To kick off the last month of shows at Death by Audio, they're throwing a 24-hour drone marathon in the adjacent loft space (door is just to the right of DbA on S2nd) starting at 7 PM tonight and going through 7 PM Sunday. Among the musicians involved will be Will Sheff, Greg Fox, Excepter, Oliver Ackerman (A Place to Bury Strangers), and Travis Johnson (Grooms). It's free, stop by!

Protomartyr @ Cake Shop
Protomartyr play this late afternoon / early evening free show at Cake Shop. Protomartyr aren't playing big rooms yet, but it will still be a thrill to see them up-close-and-personal they way Cake Shop can. Look out for some killer new songs in the setlist too.

Porcelain Raft, Dave Harrington, Lydia Ainsworth, Excepter, Buscabulla @ Cameo Gallery
The once buzzier Porcelain Raft headlines the car2go/doNYC/Cameo showcase which also includes Darkside's Dave Harrington playing with a band (which should be interesting), and the hyped new age-y Lydia Ainsworth.

Steven A. Clark, Weyes Blood, Jordan Bratton, Foxes in Fiction, Ryn Weaver, Metro Boomin (DJ Set), Andrew Kuo (DJ Set) @ Fader Fort
This last night of Fader Fort skews a little more folk: Weyes Blood is definitely someone worth seeing this week if you haven't yet.

The Muscadettes, The Grizzled Mighty, Burning Palms, Pageantry, Duquette Johnston, Tom West @ Fat Baby
We only ever seem to remember LES club Fat Baby exists during CMJ. It's not a bad little room and seeing a band like Montreal's punky/new wave-ish band The Muscadettes could be fun here.

PAWS, Flashlights, Orenda Fink (of Azure Ray), Amanda X @ Knitting Factory
Good lineup for the Flowerbooking showcase including fuzz pop trio PAWS, the punky Flashlights, Saddle Creek vet Orenda Fink (Azure Ray, Now It's OVerhead), and Philly indie rockers Amanda X.

Dead Stars, EULA, Radical Dads, The Teen Age, Crazy Pills, pow wow!, The Meaning of Life @ Leftfield
Leftfield is another venue you don't hear much about except during festivals. Tonight's a great lineup of local indie rock, especially if your definition of that aims square at 1994. (Dead Stars and Radical Dads, we're looking at you.)

Television w/ Joshua Light Show / J. Spaceman & Kid Millions w/ Joshua Light Show @ NYU Skirball Center
Using old-school psychedelic "liquid light" projections, Joshua Light Show has been bringing a visual element to pop music since the mid'60s and his team do incredible things. This three-day festival continues concludes tonight with two separate shows, both of which should match well with JLS' visuals: NYC icons Television, and Spacemen 3 / Spiritualized's Jason Pierce. Not part of CMJ, fyi.

Hank Wood and the Hammerheads, Blazing Eye, Savageheads, L.O.T.I.O.N., Face The Rail, Ivy @ Palisades
This isn't a CMJ show (only $12 though), but especially if you're in from out of town, it's a great opportunity to see one of NYC's best local punk bands, Hank Wood and the Hammerheads. Their organ-fueled sound pulls equally from early hardcore as it does from early garage rock, and the live show is really where it's at.

Splashh, Native America, Little Racer, Orchestra of Spheres, Roman a Clef, The Love Supreme, Future Punx @ Pianos
Roman a Clef os Ryan Newmyer and Jen Goma of A Sunny Day in Glasgow with Kurt from Ice Choir producing. It sounds like a more ethereal Prefab Sprout. They're pretty new, could be cool, who knows what it like live? Also, we're fans of Future Punx. Definitely worth swinging by Pianos if you're in the Lower East Side tonight.

A Place to Bury Strangers, Moon Duo (members of Wooden Shjips), King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, Wampire, Bo Ningen, Prince Rama, Spires, The Wytches, Paperhead, Young Magic @ Rough Trade
Right after the Trouble in Mind party, Rough Trade has the Austin Psych Fest showcase which should seamlessly transition. It's a pretty incredible lineup of bands and goes till laaaate.

Virus, Ocrilim (Mick Barr of Orthrelm), Dysrhythmia, Geryon @ Saint Vitus
Norwegian metal weirdos wrap up their two-night stand at Vitus tonight, again with great openers: Mick Bar's band Ocrilim, instrumental metallers Dysrhythmia, and experimental death metal duo Geryon. Not a CMJ show.

Eddie and The Hot Rods, Daddy Long Legs, The A-Bones, The Bloodshots @ Bowery Electric
Eddie and the Hot Rods put out a few punk/pub rock classics in the late '70s, and tonight singer Barrie Masters' current version of the group hits Bowery Electric with great support: Norton Records garage rock vets The A-Bones, Daddy Long Legs (no strangers to the Norton scene themselves), and rockabilly band The Bloodshots.

The Allman Brothers Band @ Beacon Theatre
The current lineup of The Allman Brothers Band has had a very long and impressive run, but sadly the band has chosen to retire at the end of this month. They'll go out with a bang though, with six shows in eight nights at the Beacon.

Misfits,Private Instigators, A Midnight Tragedy, Dispute to Flames, The Zombie Mafia @ Starland Ballroom
While Danzig is busy with his Samhain reunion and will be here soon, Jerry Only's version of the Misfits play their annual NY/NJ Halloween shows this month. NYC is on the 28th but tonight they're in their home state at Starland Ballroom.

Porches, TOPS, Lydia Ainsworth, Regal Degal @ Death By Audio
This JMC Aggregate/Arbutus-presented show has a great lineup with indie rockers-turned-disco rockers Porches, '80s pop lovers TOPS, new age lover Lydia Ainsworth, and unconventional pop band Regal Degal.

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

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October 24, 2014

CMJ

Protomartyr in Chicago in July (more by James Richards IV)
Protomartyr

TWIABP at NYU Strawberry Fest in May (more by Chris La Putt)
TWIABP

Because of CMJ, we're doing 'What's Going On' slightly different this week. Each day there's a handful of day shows which are listed first, followed by the night shows. With so many events happening each day, we've limited this to our top picks, but there's a list of other good ones below the fold. And for even more of tonight's shows, you can browse our full NYC show calendar.

DAY SHOWS

Twin Peaks, Single Mothers, The World is a Beautiful Place & I'm No Longer Afraid To Die, Protomartyr, King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, Tweens, The Wytches, Dilly Dally @ Baby's All Right (BrooklynVegan Day Party)
There's a lot of cool stuff today, but of course we hope you make it over to our free day party which goes from noon-7PM and features raucous garage rockers Twin Peaks, sneering punks Single Mothers, post-rocky emo band TWIABP, smart and highly quotable post-punks Protomartyr, Australian psych party King Gizzard, garage popsters Tweens, psych/garage rockers The Wytches, and the NYC debut of Toronto lo-fi rock band Dilly Dally. Sailor Jerry will have free tattoos and complimentary beverages, and Bell's Brewery will be selling a variety of their craft beers, plus they'll have a free keg while it lasts. Plus: Baby's kitchen is open serving their happy hour menu all day. Hope to see you there!

Concord America, CYMBALS, Wampire, White Fence @ Arlene's Grocery
UK band CYMBALS make dancerock akin to Hotchip adn they do it pretty well; Wampire's brand of indie dips into '70s yacht rock; and White Fence channel '60s garage and paisley pop. Not a bad day show choice at all.

Popstrangers, Literature, White Reaper, Flowers, DOTT, Monomyth, Dinosaur Feathers @ Cake Shop
Hard to go wrong at Cake Shop today with such acts as Philadelphia's hyperactive janglers Literature, much-buzzed-about UK trio Flowers, Irish indiepop band DOTT, Halifax, NS quartet Monomyth and more.

Splashh, The Wytches, PINS,PAWS, Beverly, Solander @ Knitting Factory
Part of Culture Collide Festival, this day party is another good option to catch some of CMJ's busiest bands, including across-the-pond acts Splashh, The Wytches, PINS and PAWS, not to mention Brooklyn's own Beverly.

Dune Rats, Monomyth, Go Back To The Zoo, Liam Bailey, Delta Riggs, Bad//Dreems, Big Harp, Future Loves Past, Taymir, Lay Low, Gossling, Lydia Ainsworth, Go Wolf, Hundreds, Eden Mulholland, Monokino @ Pianos
There's some cool stuff on this show including Australian garage punks Dune Rats, Canadian power/indie popsters Monomyth and the new age-y Lydia Ainsworth.

James, Oscar, Pinact, September Girls @ Rough Trade
Manchester vets James just played Webster Hall, now you can see them in what's probably the smallest show they've played in eons. It was already a good option with Pinact and September Girls. Free and all-ages.

Comfy, Bad Cello, Running in the Fog, Adult Mom, Bethlehem Steel, Small Wonder, Flagland, Attic Abasement, Mitski, Rivergazer, Girlpool, Amanda X, Jawbreaker Reunion, Bent Shapes, Nicholas Nicholas, Sharpless, Moon Bounce, Leapling, Vagabond @ Silent Barn (Day & Night)
This all day and night (2 PM - 2 AM) Miscreant x Father/Daughter party is unofficial (but only $5) and features a stacked lineup from lo-fi introverts like Small Wonder and Adult Mom to indie rockers like Amanda X, Jawbreaker Reunion and Bent Shapes, to the arty pop of Mitski and Sharpless, and hyped LA duo Girlpool.

Foxes in Fiction, Mister Lies, Emily Reo, R.L. Kelly, Yohuna @ The Shop
This is a good bill of DIY pop ranging from electronic sounds to sparse acoustic guitars.

Potty Mouth, Flashlights, Beach Day, Honduras, Boytoy, Beverly, Las Rosas, Sun Club, Dilly Dally @ The Studio at Webster Hall
There's a lot of cool stuff on this showcase: the punky pop of Potty Mouth and Flashlights, the indie pop of Beach Day, Honduras and Las Rosas, and the scrappy rock of Dilly Dally.

NIGHT SHOWS

Virus
VIrus

Virus, Krallice, Sannhet, Couch Slut @ Saint Vitus
Insanely weird Norwegian metal band Virus are coming to Saint Vitus for a two-night stand beginning tonight, and both shows have great openers. This one is black metallers Krallice, post-metal/post-rockers Sannhet, and noisy hardcore band Couch Slut.

Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones, Bruce Willis, Chaka Khan, Al Jarreau, Jimmy Heath, Charles Bradley, Matthew Whitaker, Steve Jordan, Jorge Luis Pacheco @ Apollo Theater
It's the 13th Annual "A Great Night in Harlem" benefitting "countless elder jazz and blues musicians in crisis across the country." Tonight's honoree is Herbie Hancock with a host of amazing talent -- plus Bruce Willis -- on hand for performances.

The Muscadettes, Vesuvio Solo, The Posterz, Homeshake, Lydia Ainsworth, Tei Shi, Allie, Eman, Lisa LeBlanc, Solids, Heat @ Arlene's Grocery
It's M for Montreal's annual CMJ blowout at Arlene's Grocery, with a bunch of great Canadian talent. Go early for free poutine (if you eat that), stay late (really late) to catch The Muscadettes close out the night at 3:30 AM.

Purling Hiss, OBN IIIs, Hunters, Calvin Love, Meatbodies, Dune Rats, Happyness, Homeshake @ Baby's All Right
Panache Booking brings some of its roster to Baby's All Right tonight, including one of shouldn't-be-missed OBN-IIIs few CMJ performances. The whole bill is solid though.

Frankie Cosmos, Flowers, Beverly, September Girls, Only Real, DJ Andy Nystrom (PWN), DJ Lio Kanine @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Kanine Records is throwing this free show at Williamsburg entertainment/shopping destination with a great bunch of indie pop bands (make sure you see Flowers this week). RSVP to skip the line.

The World is a Beautiful Place & I'm No Longer Afraid To Die, Empire! Empire!, Field Mouse, Wildhoney, Sorority Noise @ Cameo Gallery
Topshelf's showcase (presented by Washed Up Emo) is good as usual this year with the lushly layered TWIABP, the raw and inward-looking Empire! Empire!, the alt-pop of Field Mouse, the shoegaze of Wildhoney, and the crunchy pop of Sorority Noise.

Protomartyr, Creepoid, Love as Laughter, Eaters, Special Guest @ Death By Audio
If you're visiting from out of town, this is a good night to visit one of Williamsburg's best venue's Death By Audio which is set to close in less than a month. Headliners Protomartyr were great here back in the Spring, and the whole line-up is rock-solid.

Blue Hawaii, Ballet School, Lydia Ainsworth @ Glasslands
Montreal's Blue Hawaii make skittering, ethereal electronic music on record but live it's a little more of a dance party. Also of note: fellow Arbutus artist Lydia Ainsworth whose classically trained background makes for complex, orchestral pop.

Zola Jesus, DJ Dodger Stadium, Dave P, Sammy Slice @ Le Bain
Zola Jesus's sound and stage show was excellent at Webster Hall earlier this week. Tonight she may have to scale things down performance-wise, but it's a great chance to see her in a much more intimate location.

First Aid Kit, Samantha Crain @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Swedish duo First Aid Kit make more of their quality folk pop on this year's Stay Gold. They were already in NYC around its release date and now they're back for round 2 (not part of CMJ).

Boytoy, Little Racer, Tennis System, Weekender, Suburban Living, The Muscadettes, Gal Pals, Needle Points @ Lit
Comprised of twin sisters Chantal and Kathleen Ambridge (plus a drummer live), Montreal's Muscadettes make super-catchy, riffy rock with shouty choruses and hooks a'plenty.

Mexican Golden Girls, DMA's, Bear's Den, Peter Matthew Bauer, Little May, Chief Scout, Colony House @ Mercury Lounge
The Paradigm Agency's CMJ showcase is highlighted by former Walkmen bassist Peter Matthew Bauer who makes is own fine gritty, heartland style indie rock. Stay late for DJ duo Mexican Golden Girls.

Alkaline Trio, Skeleton Key @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Grim but melodic punks Alkaline Trio have eight records ranging from pretty good to pretty great, and they'll be playing two in full at each night of this 4-night run at MHOW (it won't be announced which albums are which night). This is night 4, and though all four shows fall during CMJ, they're not part of the fest.

Wye Oak, Joshua Light Show / Woods, Joshua Light Show @ NYU Skirball Center
Using old-school psychedelic "liquid light" projections, Joshua Light Show has been bringing a visual element to pop music since the mid'60s and his team do incredible things. This three-day festival continues with two separate shows: Baltimore's anthemic Wye Oak, and then Woods whose style should fit in with JLS' visuals well. Not part of CMJ.

Wolvves, Glass Gang, Sunflower Bean, Bo Ningen, Baby Alpaca, Bowmont, MOTHXR, Eddi Front, The Yum Dee Days, Fascinator, Shilpa Ray, Altopalo, Waltz, Vandana Jain, Girlpool, Fielded @ Pianos
You can catch some of the most talked-about CMJ bands (Girlpool, Bo Ningen) at the Deli Magazine showcase.

Kevin Morby, Chris Forsyth,Twin Peaks, Springtime Carnivore, Modern Vices, Ryley Walker, Geronimo Getty @ Rough Trade
So many CMJ shows to choose from, but this is another good one with ubertalented former Woods/Babies dude Kevin Morby, pych folk singer Ryley Walker, and Chicago's raucous Twin Peaks. And more!

PAWS, Solids, Heat, Meat Wave, Washer @ Shea Stadium
This is the Ipsum/Heavy Trip showcase and it's pretty stacked, with two quality fuzz pop bands -- PAWS and Solids -- plus Heat, Meat Wave and Washer, who all fit the bill well.

Be Forest, The Flag, Kindling, DOTT, Lia Mice, Night Powers, Curelight Wounds @ The Gutter
The good folks at Gimme Tinitus and Mirror Universe Tapes have put together this quality showcase at The Gutter's backroom, with Italy's shoegazy (in an '80s 4AD way) Be Forest, and Ireland's charming DOTT amongst its highlights.

Moon Duo, Amen Dunes, Marissa Nadler, Dream Police @ Trans-Pecos
Sacred Bones' showcase is good start to finish with The Men-related experimental duo Dream Police, dream folk singer Marissa Nadler, psych folk band Amen Dunes, and psych rock band Moon Duo.

Krill, Ex-Breathers, Lost Boy?, Flagland, Kal Marks, Dirty Dishes, Two Inch Astronaut, Geronimo! @ Trash Bar
If you've been to an Exploding In Sound party before, you know every band goes hard and the fans reciprocate. With such a good chunk of the family on the bill tonight, that's sure to be the case again

The Allman Brothers Band @ Beacon Theatre
The current lineup of The Allman Brothers Band has had a very long and impressive run, but sadly the band has chosen to retire at the end of this month. They'll go out with a bang though, with six shows in eight nights at the Beacon.

Restorations, Self Defense Family, Brian McGee, Ghost House @ Asbury Lanes
Restorations' new record has them doing the kind of blue collar rock we've gotten from The Gaslight Anthem and The Menzingers, and it's easily their best yet. Self Defense Family on the other hand, play a type of forward-thinking post-hardcore that changes on every release. SDF play NYC tomorrow and Restorations will do so in November, but here's a good chance to catch the two bands together in the area.

Deniro Farrar, Denzel Curry, Remy @ Marlin Room at Webster Hall
There's not too much in the way of exciting hip hop at CMJ this year, but Deniro Farrar is undoubtedly one of the best options.

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

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October 23, 2014

Obits at Union Pool in 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Obits

Because of CMJ, we're doing 'What's Going On' slightly different this week. Each day there's a handful of day shows which are listed first, followed by the night shows. With so many events happening each day, we've limited this to our top picks, but there's a list of other good ones below the fold. And for even more of tonight's shows, you can browse our full NYC show calendar.

DAY SHOWS

Widowspeak, Juan Wauters, Dinner, Homeshake, Mega Bog, Alex Calder, Girl Tears @ Baby's All Right
Captured Tracks has rounded up many of its acts for this day party, including Widowspeak who are playing their only CMJ today. FREE.

Purling Hiss, Mainland, Palehound, Amanda X, Rivergazer, The Kickback, Prettiots, Whiskey Bitches, Beach Day @ Cake Shop
This is NYC Taper's annual day party at Cake Shop, with a good lineup of American indie rock, including Philly's loud, awesome Purling Hiss. If you can't make it (or want to have a document of being there), recordings of all the sets will be on his site soon after. FREE.

Hunters, Gringo Star, Flowers, September Girls, Port Juvee @ Knitting Factory
LA's Culture Collide festival is presenting this day party with a couple imports from across the pond (Flowers, September Girls), Georgia garage rockers Gringo Starr, Brooklyn rabble-rousers Hunters and more. FREE.

Twin Peaks, Happyness, The Wytches, Spring King, Nai Harvest @ Rough Trade
There's not a bad band on this free Rough Trade show with wild Chicago garage rockers Twin Peaks headlining, and otherwise a full lineup of UK bands. There's the '90s-style indie rockers Happyness, psych/garage rippers The Wytches, the punky poppy Spring King, and more '90s-style indie rock (but maybe slightly more '90s "alternative rock") from Nai Harvest.

NIGHT SHOWS

The Kills at Terminal 5 in 2012 (more by Devan Council)
Kills

The Kills, Moon Duo, Nuns, Slothrust @ Bowery Ballroom
This is a VERY intimate show for The Kills, and naturally it's sold out but maybe if you have a badge and get there super early you'll get in. If you are going, don't miss psych rockers Moon Duo.

Ballet School, Money, Marissa Nadler, PINS, Wild Nothing (DJ Set), Simon Raymonde (DJ Set) @ Le Poisson Rouge
This is Bella Union's showcase, which features Manchester's poppy PINS and dream folk singer Marissa Nadler, among others.

The Wytches, Sunflower Bean, Bo Ningen, Tweens, Potty Mouth @ Baby's All Right (early)
This is Baby's All Right's official showcase and it's good the whole night with poppy punks Potty Mouth, poppy garage rockers Tweens, the crazy spectacle of Bo Ningen, young psych rockers Sunflower Bean, and psych/garage rockers The Wytches.

Saint Pepsi, Lydia Ainsworth, Tei Shi, TOPS, Ellie Herring (Ariel Pink Listening party, Sharmir DJ in front room) @ Baby's All Right (late)
After Baby's showcase, it's Gorilla Vs. Bear's late night party with live bands in the back and a listening party for Ariel Pinks' new album -- plus a DJ set from Shamir -- up front.

Beach Fossils, Small Black, Wardell, Fiance @ Brooklyn Bowl
Beach Fossils might now have the cool cache they had a couple years ago, but they remain an engaging, exciting live band. This show is free with CMJ badge or RSVP. $12 at the door.

The Paperhead, Doug Tuttle, Ultimate Painting, The Estrogen Highs, Negative Scanner @ Cake Shop
One of the most reliable small labels in the country, Chicago's Trouble in Mind has an incredible roster of psych, garage and krauty bands. Catch some of them -- including Nashville's The Paperhead, CT's noisy Estrogen Highs, and Veronica Falls offshoot Ultimate Painting -- all in one place. Also: the full Trouble in Mind merch table will be on hand, including rarities, limited edition colored vinyl and other stuff.

White Reaper, Meatbodies, Girlpool, Las Rosas, John Wesley Coleman, LA Witch @ Death By Audio
This free show is presented by KXLU and Burger and features the Polyvinyl-signed garage rockers White Reaper, LA's crunchy Meatbodies, LA lo-fi duo Girlpool, local poppy garage-psych band Las Rosas, Austin's funny and charming John Wesley Coleman, and the femme fatales in LA Witch. Also Burger + DbA + free = bananas potential.

Hamish Anderson, The Ocean Party, Bad//Dreems, The Prettiots, Dreamers, Mainland, Gulp @ DROM
This is the only CMJ show for Gulp, the band featuring Guto Pryce (bassist for Super Furry Animals). If you like tropicalia, krautrock and spaceage bachelor pad music (and Super Furry Animals), you'll wanna be at their 6:45 performance.

Honduras, The #1s, Big Quiet, American Darlings @ Hank's Saloon

Mac McCaughan (of Superchunk), J Fernandez @ HiFi Bar
Mac's been making a habit out of playing solo shows at CMJ, this being the third in a row that he does it. It's just him and an electric guitar, but he otherwise plays a bunch of Superchunk songs and it's a cool thing to experience.

Obits, Protomartyr, Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, Gem Club, S, Luluc @ Knitting Factory
This is the Sub Pop / Hardly Art showcase and is the glue that holds this otherwise disparate bill together. Go early for the gentler bands, including S, the current project of Former Carissa's Weird singer Jenn Ghetto; get there late for Obit's only CMJ show and Detroit's fiery Protomartyr.

Heat, Avid Dancer, Trixie Whitley, Cheerleader, Bully, Bee Caves @ Mercury Lounge
It's the High Road Touring showcase with Montreal's fuzzed-out Heat, LA's cool pop songwriter Avid Dancer, poppy Nashville punks Bully and more.

Alkaline Trio, frnkiero andthe cellabration @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Grim but melodic punks Alkaline Trio have eight records ranging from pretty good to pretty great, and they'll be playing two in full at each night of this 4-night run at MHOW (it won't be announced which albums are which night). This is night 3, and though all four shows fall during CMJ, they're not part of the fest.

Paul Collins' Beat, Twin Guns, The Johnny's @ Niagara
Former Nerves songwriter and power pop godfather Paul Collins headlines this show at East Village mainstay Niagra.

The Bad Plus, Joshua Light Show / Glasser, Joshua Light Show @ NYU Skirball Center
Using old-school psychedelic "liquid light" projections, Joshua Light Show has been bringing a visual element to pop music since the mid'60s and his team do incredible things. This three-day festival starts tonight with an early show featuring The Bad Plus performing Ornette Coleman's Science Fiction and a late show with Glasser. Not part of CMJ.

Open Mike Eagle, HEEMS, Princess Nokia, Louis Logic, Malportado Kids, Yung Gutted, Chris Gethard, Greer Barnes, The Lucas Brothers @ Palisades
Between Open Mike Eagle, HEEMS and Princess Nokia, there's no lack of good indie rap on this bill, and comedian Chris Gethard is great at warming up the crowd at a show too.

Fort Lean, Seoul, The Great Void, Rioux, TOMBOY, Doprah, YAWN, Zula @ Lot 45
This is the Out in the Streets Festival's CMJ show which was originally supposed to be at Radio Bushwick. It's a solid lineup, with Montreal's lush synthpop practitioners SEOUL one of the highlights.

Moses Sumney, Adult Jazz, J Fernandez, George Maple @ Rough Trade
One-man/loop-pedal maestro Moses Sumney headlines this show that also features hyped UK band Adult Jass.

HSY, Vulture Shit, Mexican Slang, The Beverleys, Weaves, Muuy Biien @ Shea Stadium
Toronto label Buzz Records throws their showcase at Shea tonight with a number of their quality bands including sludge punks HSY, psych rockers Mexican Slang, garage punks The Beverleys and indie rockers Weaves.

PC Worship, Future Punx, Eaters, Beth Israel, B-Boys @ Silent Barn
Dull Tools, the label Parquet Courts' Andrew Savage and Future Punx's Chris Pickering, is throwing this party tonight with most of their excellent roster, including two of our 10 NYC Bands to See at CMJ, plus synth duo Eaters, Austin postpunks Beth Israel and B Boys. Maybe some surprises too. This will be a fun show.

Self Defense Family, Walter Schreifels & the Dead Heavens, Deep Pockets @ The Acheron (BV co-presents)
This is Iron Pier's showcase which BrooklynVegan is proudly co-presenting. Headlining is the smart, experimental post-hardcore band Self Defense Family, and there's direct support from post-hardcore legend Walter Schreifels (Quicksand, Gorilla Biscuits, etc) and his new band the Dead Heavens. Quality locals Deep Pockets open.

Christian Finnegan, Seth Herzog, Damien Lemon, Dan Soder, Michelle Wolf, The Amigos Band @ Bell House
This is a benefit for the continued -- and much needed -- relief aid to folks ravaged by Hurricane Sandy. It's a great comedy lineup with a few surprise guests promised as well.

Xylouris & White, Invisible Familiars, 75 Dollar Bill, Tall Tales and the Silver Lining @ Union Pool
Tonight's headliners are the duo of Dirty Three's Jim White and Cretan folk musician George Xylouris. Their debut album, Goats, mixes Xylouris' traditional lute style and White's avant leanings.

Gerard Way @ Webster Hall
The former My Chemical Romance frontman ditches the gothed-out stadium pop punk of his former band on his debut solo album, Hesitant Alien, which instead pulls heavily from '90s Britpop. Whether or not you were an MCR fan, it's worth checking out. This is his second of two NYC shows, and it's an official CMJ show.

Lloyd Cole @ City Winery
Having made swoony, literate guitar pop with The Commotions in the '80s and solo since the '90s, Lloyd Cole remains a suave talent whose banter entertains as well.

Buster Poindexter @ Cafe Carlyle
For something completely different (and not part of CMJ), David Johansen puts back on the tux and Buster Poindexter persona for a night of cabaret.

Little Kids Rock Benefit Honoring Joan Jett @ Hammerstein Ballroom
The annual Little Kids Rock benefit gala (which Brian Wilson played last year) tonight honors Joan Jett. Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong will present Joan with the award and Alice Cooper, Tommy James, Darlene Love, Jake Clemons, Glen Hansard, Brody Dalle and Jesse Malin will all be on hand to perform Joan's songs as a tribute to her.

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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