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January 13, 2015

photo: Hop Along at BK Bazaar in 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Hop Along

photo: Beach Slang at BV-CMJ 2014 at Baby's (more by Mimi Hong)
Beach Slang
Hop Along

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

Hop Along, Beach Slang, Aye Nako, Ryley Walker @ Baby's All Right
Tonight's the next BrooklynVegan-curated installment of Red Bull Sound Select and we couldn't be more excited for the lineup. Two killer Philly rock bands, Hop Along and Beach Slang, co-headline, and for support there's poppy NYC punks Aye Nako and psych-folk guitar great Ryley Walker (playing as a duo with a bassist). It's $3 at the door with RSVP, $10 without, and all door money is going to CancerCare. Even if you RSVP, entry is first come, first served, so come early to make sure you get in. Hope to see you there!

Music Blues, Ice Balloons, Call of The Wild @ Union Pool
Music Blues is the droney rock project of Harvey Milk's Stephen Tanner (backed by ex-members of The Men and Born Against), who released their recent album, Things Haven't Gone Well, last year via Thrill Jockey. The rest of the bill is similarly avant-rock with the TVOTR-related Ice Balloons and Call of the Wild.

Nick Hakim, Solo Woods, Okay Kaya @ Mercury Lounge
Heavy on vibe and atmospherics, Nick Hakim's music dips into James Blake-ish territory sometimes but he's got his own sound. Tonight is the second show of his January residency at Mercury Lounge.

Guster @ Rough Trade
Long-running Boston alt-rock band Guster release their seventh album,  Evermotion, today an are celebrating tonight with two release shows. The 6 PM show is free, the 9 PM ticketed show is sold out.

Shawn Colvin and Mary Chapin Carpenter @ City Winery
Last night Colvin played City Winery with Steve Earle; tonight she plays with another Americana legend, Mary Chapin Carpenter.

RJD2, D.V.S. @ Brooklyn Bowl
RJD2's beats are behind some of the 2000s' best underground hip hop, and he's got plenty of solo material to move the floors with tonight too. Night 1 of 2.

Quarterbacks, Long Beard, Sitcom, The Realbads @ Silent Barn
Quarterbacks have a new LP on the way which is a similar kind of punkish indie pop to Radiator Hospital. If you're going tonight, it's worth showing up early to catch The Realbands (in solo mode), who make catchy indie rock.

Melanie @ BB King's
Folk singer Melanie, who performed at Woodstock and is probably best known for "Brand New Key" among other songs in her four-decade-plus career, is still kicking and plays NYC 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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January 12, 2015

photo:::Savages @ Berlin Fest 2013 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
Panda Bear

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

Savages, Norman Westberg (Swans) @ Baby's All Right
London post-punk devotees Savages are in NYC for basically the whole month of January, playing new material across nine intimate shows. Tonight's the first. Sold out.

Tanya Tagaq, Sirius Quartet @ Joe's Pub
Throat singer Tanya Tagaq has worked with Bjork and Mike Patton and her 2014 album Animism beat out records by Arcade Fire, Drake, Mac DeMarco, Chromeo and more for Canada's Polaris Music Prize. She's got a disarming style that you can experience up close and personal tonight.

Vomitface, Black Black, Slippertails @ Cake Shop
Jersey City trio Vomitface make sludgy, grungy rock, as you can hear on their self-titled 2014 debut 7" (stream it below). This is the second week of their January Mondays residency at Cake Shop.

Dr. Dog, mewithoutYou @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Dr. Dog are on night 4 of their eight-night NYC run with different openers. This one's the first of two with post-hardcore art rockers mewithoutYou, who are promising a new album for this year.

Sharkmuffin, Best Behavior, Scherzo, Agita @ Grand Victory
Brooklyn garage rock trio Sharkmuffin are a newer band, but sound straight out of the garage rock boom of the last decade. Picture something between Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Sahara Hotnights and you'll get an idea.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac's weekly comedy series tonight features guests Jackie Kashian, Eliot Glazer, Andy Haynes, Phoebe Robinson, and Saurin Choksi.

Steve Earle, Shawn Colvin @ City Winery
Long-running and always-active folk singer Steve Earle is releasing a new album with his longtime band The Dukes called Terraplane on February 17. You can hear some of that at Steve's City Winery residency. Tonight is the second of four shows.

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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January 11, 2015

photo: Panda Bear at Warsaw in 2014 (more by PSquared)
Panda Bear

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

Panda Bear @ MoMA PS1
Panda Bear's new solo album is yet another excellent batch of songs from the Animal Collective, not sounding too much like its predecessors but not abandoning his Brian-Wilson-on-even-more-acid style either. He celebrates it at this show with visuals by frequent collaborator Danny Perez. If you can't make it, you can stream it live via Boiler Room. 3:30 PM start.

Psychedelic Furs, Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., Madeliene Peyroux, Sarah Slean @ Highline Ballroom
It's still okay to dance like Molly Ringwald, especially when seeing Richard and Tim Butler's veteran alt-rock group trot out on the hits. "Love My Way," "Into You Like a Train," and "President Gas" still sound great.

Dr. Dog, Elvis Perkins in Dearland @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Dr. Dog are on night 3 of their eight-night NYC run with different openers, and tonight it's Elvis Perkins, whose upcoming album sounds like he'll be embracing his softer folky side. Sold out.

Steve Gunn, Dom Flemons, Alex Calder, DJs Jake B & Jesse Rosoff @ Rough Trade
Rough Trade is celebrating it's first birthday with this free afternoon show headlined by Vurt Vile associate Steve Gunn, and new Captured Tracks signee (and former Mac DeMarco bandmate) Alex Calder. Doors are at 2:30 PM with the show at 3 PM.

Trophy Scars, I Revere, Disparager, Husbandry, Graves @ Coco66
Trophy Scars have shifted from a post-hardcore band to a progressive rock band with Tom Waits-ian vocals. Whichever mode they're in, it's super interesting stuff.

Sadaf, Arto Lindsay/Sam Hillmer Duo, Michael Beharie, Patrick Higgins, Das Audit @ Trans-Pecos
No wave legend and experimental composer Arto Lindsay wraps up his two-night stand at Trans-Pecos tonight. Tonight he's playing as a duo with saxist Sam Hillmer of Zs, and the rest of the bill is equally out-there.

Greg Barris, Andrew W.K. @ Union Hall
This edition of Barris' 'Mind Warriors' which is  "comedic, science interview that delves into the spiritual and scientific research and practices of each guest." So we'll learn the science of partying tonight?

Lazyeyes, Honduras, Stolen Jars, Big Muff Radio @ Baby's All Right
Brooklyn trio Lazyeyes make hooky, driving indie rock that astutely balances melody and bite. This is the record release show for their new EP and also features a very solid lineup of openers.

Meek Is Murder, Vomit Fist, Aminals, Budd Dwyer @ Saint Vitus
Meek Is Murder make wicked-fast mathcore that any fans of Botch or Dillinger Escape Plan would surely dig. See for yourself tonight.

Ravi Shavi, Wicked Kind, Crystal Robots (ft. Kevin Corrigan), Napoleon @ Cake Shop
Ravi Shavi is the project of Rafay Rashid, the one non-Deer Tick member of Deer Tick side project Happiness. Also of note on this bill is actor Kevin Corrigan's band Crystal Robots.

Bebe Panthere, Awkwafina, Woodro Skillson DJ @ Cameo
Synth pop singer Bebe Panthere headlines this show, and if you're going you should show up early for rapper Awkwafina too.

globalFEST @ Webster Hall
The annual globalFEST returns to Webster Hall with performers from around the world, many of whom are making their US or NYC debuts. Full lineup here.

NYC Podfest
Now in its third year, the NYC Podfest brings the best of, you guessed it, podcasts from across the country to New York for a fun-filled audio-based weekend. Today it's taking place at LES venue Fontana's with an all-day program that includes podcasts from Gilbert Gottfried and Todd Barry.

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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January 10, 2015

photo:::Slingshot Dakota @ Saint Vitus, October 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Slingshot Dakota

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

Slingshot Dakota, Runaway Brother, Crazy and The Brains, Vasudeva @ Baby's All Right
BrooklynVegan is proud to present this show with driving indie pop duo Slingshot Dakota, boundary-pushing pop punks Runaway Brother, xylophone-filled folk punks Crazy & the Brains, and mathy/dancey instrumental rockers Vasudeva. BV's Andrew Sacher is DJing between sets. Hope to see you there!

Future Punx, Heaven's Gate, Survival, Pill @ Aviv
Brooklyn's newest DIY venue has a fun show lined up tonight, headlined by new wave-inspired Future Punx, and the hazy rock of Heaven's Gate.

Heaven's Jail, Such Hounds, Milk Dick @ Baby's All Right
This is a diverse bill of locals, and especially of note is indie folk band Heaven's Jail and scuz-pop band Milk Dick.

The Parlor Mob, The Gay Blades, Silverbird, GODS @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar is always a good option for weekend evening entertainment, offering up free live music, microbrews, tasty treats, shopping, and a variety of games (mini-golf, ping pong) all under one Greenpoint roof. Tonight, NJ riff rockers The Parlor Mob headline the night's live music.

Sharkmuffin, Mystery Channels, The Meltaways, granny @ Cake Shop
Brooklyn garage rock trio Sharkmuffin are a newer band, but sound straight out of the garage rock boom of the last decade. Picture something between Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Sahara Hotnights and you'll get an idea.

Dr. Dog, The Districts @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Dr. Dog are on night 2 of their eight-night NYC run with different openers. Tonight it's roots rockers The Districts. Sold out.

Oneida, Chris Forsythe & the Solar Motel Band, Mike Wexler @ Palisades
Brooklyn experimental scene vets Oneida play their first show of 2015 tonight, which is a good bill all around, with the jammy Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band (who put out the great Intensity Ghost LP in 2014) and psychedelic folk singer Mike Wexler.

Special Guest, Silk Rhodes, LF Wind, Bae Bro, Greem Jellyfish @ Palisades
Following the Oneida show is this late night party featuring Silk Rhodes and a Stones Throw labelmate who for, for now, is a surprise. Doors at midnight.

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Daddy Long Legs, DJ Jonathan Toubin, DJ Phast Phreddie The Boogaloo Omnibus @ Saint Vitus
This is a party called the "New York Night Train Boogie Night Blues Dance" with live sets from Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Daddy Long Legs, plus DJs Phast Phreddie The Boogaloo Omnibus and Jonathan Toubin (who also hosts).

Lydia Lunch's RETROVIRUS w/ Weasel Walter, Bob Bert & Tim Dahl; Yvette @ Rough Trade
No wave legend Lydia Lunch (of Teenage Jesus and the Jerks and many other projects) brings back her RETROVIRUS show tonight, and she's joined by an impressive cast of guests for it. Opening are NYC's much newer and also great noisemakers, Yvette.

Pile, Krill, Baked, Swings @ Shea Stadium
Pile hearken back to '90s post-hardcore while their Massachusetts neighbors and Exploding In Sound labelmates Krill make indie rock not far removed from Spencer Krug. Good double bill.

Marvin Berry and The New Sound, Fletcher C. Johnson, Honey, Friend @ Silent Barn
This is the last-ever show for Marvin Berry and the New Sound who go their separate ways after tonight. They headline a very strong bill of garage/punk.

Arto Lindsay, Jahiliyya Fields, Gut Nose, Victoria Keddie, Diamond Terrifier (DJ Set) @ Trans-Pecos
No wave legend and experimental composer Arto Lindsay is headed to Ridgewood, Queens venue Trans-Pecos for a two-night stand this weekend. Tonight's the first, with an undercard of equally experimental artists.

Mayhem, Watain, Revenge @ Webster Hall
This is pretty much the place to be for black metal fans tonight with second wave legends Mayhem, one of the current millennium's best in the genre, Watain, and war metal extremists Revenge.

!!! , DJ Degal @ Union Pool
Punk-funk stalwarts !!! (Chk Chk Chk) are getting ready to head into the studio to record their new album. To make sure they're well prepared, they'll be playing their new material (and a few old favorites) this week at four consecutive nights at Union Pool. Tonight's your final chance to catch them.

Winter JazzFest
The 2015 edition of this yearly festival is in full swing tonight with concerts at 10 different NYC venues.

Mother Falcon, Marques Toliver (APAP NYC) @ Joe's Pub
Music industry conference APAP is happening in NYC this weekend, and with it many shows that don't fall under traditional rock formats. (You might be at an APAP showcase and not even realize it.) There are lots of APAP showcases at Joe's Pub over the weekend, including this one with many-membered chamber pop collective Mother Falcon.

NYC Podfest @ Fontana's
Now in its third year, the NYC Podfest brings the best of, you guessed it, podcasts from across the country to New York for a fun-filled audio-based weekend. Today it's taking place at LES venue Fontana's with an all-day program that includes the "Podcast Panel" with Jason Zinoman of The New York Times, with guests Matt Braunger, Dave Hill and Julie Klausner. And lots more.

Kneebody, Daedelus @ Apple Store Soho
Jazz group Kneebody, who recently collaborated with Kimbra, now team with instrumental hip hop producer Daedelus. This is free and starts at 4 PM.

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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January 9, 2015

Neneh Cherry

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

Neneh Cherry, Sinkane, Kaki King @ Highline Ballroom
Nearly 30 years after "Buffalo Stance" (and with a new, Four Tet-produced LP under her belt), Neneh Cherry plays her first-ever NYC show tonight with solid support.

Future Islands, Operators, Wing Dam @ Terminal 5
Perhaps the biggest success story of 2014, Baltimore's Future Islands start their 2015 with their two biggest NYC shows to date. (This is #2.) If you're heading to T5 tonight, don't miss Operators, the new band from Dan Boeckner (Handsome Furs).

High on Fire, Windhand, Mountain of Wizard @ Saint Vitus (2 shows)
It's an excellent double bill at these two Vitus shows with sludgy stoners High on Fire and the highly melodic trad-doomers Windhand. Both are sold out.

!!! , Cheap Shots @ Union Pool
Punk-funk stalwarts !!! (Chk Chk Chk) are getting ready to head into the studio to record their new album. To make sure they're well prepared, they'll be playing their new material (and a few old favorites) this week at four consecutive nights at Union Pool. Tonight's the third.

YG, Nipsey Hussle @ Best Buy Theater
YG had a great 2014 with the release of his official debut album, the mostly DJ Mustard-produced My Krazy Life. His tour with Nipsey Hussle was supposed to happen in the fall but it got rescheduled and finally hits NYC tonight.

Hailu Mergia, Low Mentality, Alsarah and The Nubatones , The Happy Show (DJ) @ Baby's All Right
Ethiopian funk musician Hailu Mergia's 1985 album was an overlooked gem, but thanks to its 2013 reissue it's been getting the attention it deserves. Hailu now plays NYC relatively frequently, and tonight's his first of two shows here this weekend.

Rangda, Samara Lubelski/Marcia Bassett duo @ Baby's All Right
Rangda, the trio of Six Organs of Admittance's Ben Chasny, Sun City Girls' Richard Bishop, and Bjork/Kim Gordon/Thurston Moore/etc collaborator Chris Corsano, haven't played in a while but tonight they kick off a 2-night run of the Northeast. They say a new album's on the way, so maybe we'll hear new songs tonight. Samara Lubelski, who was in Thurston Moore's band Chelsea Light Moving, opens with a duo set with Zaimph's Marcia Bassett.

Tijuana Panthers, The Garden, Surfbort, Dances @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Southern California trio Tijuana Panthers keep things on the party side of the garage with some of it spilling into the beach.

Dr. Dog, Twain @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Dr. Dog are putting a live album out next week, and they're also about to kick off a run of eight NYC shows, with different openers. Tonight's the first show, with Twain opening.

Roman a Clef, Wins, Klaus @ Mercury Lounge
Do you wish Prefab Sprout were still a touring entity? Well you might want to check out Roman a Clef, which features members of A Sunny Day in Glasgow and Ice Choir who seem to be channelling serious Paddy McAloon vibes. Pretty Swoon-worthy stuff, indeed.

Jason Molina tribute @ Troost
Jason Molina (Songs: Ohia, Magnolia Electric Co) sadly passed away in 2013, and in his honor a tribute album was released this week. Tonight's the release party for that album which includes some of the musicians he played with in Songs: Ohia, Thalia Zedek, a Sparklehorse backing musician and more.

Dead Stars, Life Size Maps, Slonk Donkerson, Adult Dude @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
It's "Locals Only!" night at Brooklyn Night Bazaar with some of the borough's best indie rock bands on stage at this grownup playground of microbrews, fancy food truck eats, shopping, minigolf, pingpong and other activities. Free entry.

Slick Rick, Amy Lynn & The Gun Show @ Brooklyn Bowl
1988's Best Rapper Alive Slick Rick turns 50 next week and tonight the legendary MC celebrates his birthday at Brooklyn Bowl.

Peanut Butter Wolf, Breakbeat Lou @ Brooklyn Bowl
After Slick Rick, stick around for DJ and Stones Throw label head Peanut Butter Wolf brings the late night dance party.

Reggie Watts @ Blue Note
This is Reggie's first solo show since being named bandleader of Stephen Colbert's takeover of CBS' The Late Show. Reggie's blend of improv, comedy, beatboxing and loop-pedal mastery is usually worth catching.

Alex Calder, Laced, Donovan Blanc @ Cameo Gallery
Tonight's the record release party for Alex Calder's debut album, Strange Dreams. He plays with fellow Captured Tracks artist Donovan Blanc, and Laced which is Dustin from Beach Fossils' new band.

Crying, Painted Zeros, Glueboy, The Empty Gestures @ Silent Barn
Crying bring gameboy-fueled chiptune together with sugar-high pop punk, and they've got a not-so-secret weapon as their drummer.

Terror Pigeon, Stranger Cat, Blood Moon @ Silent Barn
After the Crying show, Silent Barn hosts another good lineup, this time from party-bringers Terror Pigeon and Cat Martino's electronic-tinged project, Stranger Cat.

Mother Falcon @ Littlefield
Many membered chamber pop collective Mother Falcon are playing NYC as part of the APAP conference tomorrow, but tonight they squeeze in another show here at Littlefield.

Vasudeva, Pinegrove, The Most, Nine of Swords, Co-Pilots @ Palisades
Some cool bands on this show, including mathy/dancey instrumental rockers Vasudeva, indie rockers Pinegrove, and screamo-y punks Nine of Swords.

Earl Boykins, Thick, Diet Cig, PWR BTTM @ Legion
Diet Cig hail from New Paltz and have an album coming on Father/Daughter produced by Christopher Daly (Porches, Quarterbacks), and if you're into the DIY pop that label is known for, you might dig Diet Cig too.

Nomadic Massive, Nation Beat's Carnival Caravan, Boogat, Aurelio, Rocky Dawuni, Daby Toure, Elizabeth Shepherd, Odessa/Havana @ DROM
There's a lot of artists on this world music APAP showcase at Drom, but one that's especially of note is Honduran musician Aurelio, who put out his well-received third album last year.

Patton Oswalt @ Carnegie Hall
With a new book out about his movie-obsessed years in '90s Los Angeles, Patton's been a busy guy this week in NYC, but this is his big, stand-up-centric centerpiece of his visit.

Winter Jazzfest
The 2015 edition of this yearly festival gets into full swing tonight with concerts at 10 different NYC venues.

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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January 8, 2015

Hollie Cook @ Glasslands, October 2014 (more by PSquared)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Hollie Cook, The Barr Brothers, Taylor McFerrin @ Highline Ballroom
Get a preview of SummerStage's 2015 season with this concert featuring the great Hollie Cook, and Montreal's talented Barr Brothers.

Rustie, Nadus, Remy Banks @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
While Rustie can get as maximal as a lot of the festival EDM that you might rather steer clear of, his music is too expertly melodic to be grouped with that scene. It's as great to dance to as it is to listen in headphones.

Painted Zeros, Surf Rock is Dead, Chalk and Numbers, Such Hounds, Bohemians @ Pianos
A pretty solid lineup of local bands, including the spirited indie rock of Painted Zeroes and and the retro chic of Chalk & Numbers.

Gates, Young Statues, The City on Film @ Saint Vitus
While the atmospheric Gates are the headliners and Philly indie rockers Young Statues are good too, we especially recommend showing up early to catch The City on Film, the solo project of Braid co-frontman Bob Nanna that morphed into a full band. They recently put out their first album since 2005, and if you liked that Braid comeback record, you'll find this one to be pretty essential too. Stick around after for Washed Up Emo's afterparty with guest Dj sets by Kevin of Gates and Bob Nanna.

Future Islands, Operators, Wing Dam @ Terminal 5
Perhaps the biggest success story of 2014, Baltimore's Future Islands start their 2015 with their two biggest NYC shows to date. If you're heading to T5 tonight, don't miss Operators, the new band from Dan Boeckner (Handsome Furs).

The Veda Rays, Bodega Bay, Journalism, Secret Crush, exils @ The Shop
New Bushwick venue The Shop (which is also an active motorcycle garage and a BBQ restaurant) had their soft opening before the holidays, and they'll continue to use it a show space tonight.

Yonatan Gat, The Yin Yangs, Dead Tenants, Pill @ Trans-Pecos
Onetime Monotonix man Yonatan Gat plays loose improvisational shows that may also involve any concertgoers within arm's length.

!!! (chk chk chk), Van Rivers @ Union Pool
Punk-funk stalwarts !!! (Chk Chk Chk) are getting ready to head into the studio to record their new album. To make sure they're well prepared, they'll be playing their new material this week at four consecutive nights at Union Pool. (They'll play a few old favorites, too.) Tonight's the second.

Hellbent Hooker, Meth Valley, Mammal @ Acheron
Local metal band Hellbent Hooker include members of Ramming Speed and Mutilation Rites, and their live show is the kind of spectacle that you just have to see for yourself.

Robert Glasper Trio, José James, Derrick Hodge, and Kendrick Scott @ Le Poisson Rouge
NYC Winter Jazzfest continues tonight with an excellent lineup including two crossover artists: Robert Glasper, who's hip hop/jazz blend is a thing of its own, and Jose James, whose neo-soul is accessible enough for easy listening fans but edgy too.

Joakim, JDH & Dave P @ Cameo Gallery
Joakim's current live set up includes backing musicians, and he's said not to expect an "I press play, I'm pretending I'm turning knobs but I'm actually reading my e-mails" kind of thing.

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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January 7, 2015

!!! in Central Park in 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Louis CK @ MSG
The very funny Louis CK pretty much needs no introduction, as two close-to-sold-out MSG shows prove. Not long ago he trekked the country with several other comedians on the Oddball Comedy Tour, but this month he's doing a few headlining dates of his own which will likely see him doing longer sets. Tonight's his first at MSG, and he returns on the 14th.

!!!, DJ Mister Saturday Night @ Union Pool
Punk-funk stalwarts !!! (Chk Chk Chk) are getting ready to head into the studio to record their new album. To make sure they're well prepared, they'll be playing their new material this week at four consecutive nights at Union Pool. (They'll play a few old favorites, too.) Tonight's the first.

Mark McGuire, Port St. Willow, GABI, Rootless, Ancient Ocean @ Baby's All Right
Though Emeralds are no more, guitarist Mark McGuire continues to make soaring soundscapes on his own, most recently releasing the Noctilucence EP on Dead Oceans.

Told Slant, Adult Mom, Gay Panic, Mallory @ SIlent Barn
Told Slant scan as "bedroom pop," but rather than looking introverted on stage they give uplifting, passionate performances. The rest of the bill is pretty similarly minded.

Silk Rhodes, Ava Luna, Macula Dog, 999Reversus, Cal Fish @ Market Hotel
Originally this show was to be at Trans Pecos but has been moved to the new Market Hotel! NYC funk-punk collective Ava Luna are regulars on the scene but they're billing tonight as their "last show for a long time." Catch them while you still can!

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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January 6, 2015

Luke Jenner at BAM's Atomic Bomb in May 2014 (more by Chris La Putt)
Luke Jenner

Nick Hakim, Sonnymoon @ Mercury Lounge
Heavy on vibe and atmospherics, Nick Hakim's music dips into James Blake-ish territory sometimes but he's got his own sound. Tonight is the first show of his January residency at Mercury Lounge.

Luke Jenner, Trace Mountains, Spirit of the Beehive, Yours Are The Only Ears @ Silent Barn
With his band The Rapture finito, Luke Jenner will show us what he's been up to, musically, tonight. Opening is three regulars in the local-ish DIY pop scene, including Trace Mountains (Dave Benton of LVL UP), Philly's Spirit of the Beehive, and Epoch member Yours Are The Only Ears (who just recorded a song with Dave).

Chris Gethard @ Over the Eight
This show is titled "Chris Gethard Does Somehting!" What that something is, you're just going to have to show up to find out. It's free.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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January 5, 2015

Operators at House of Vans in 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Operators

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

Operators @ Baby's All Right
Operators, the new project from Dan Boeckner (Handsome Furs, Divine Fits), are in town to open for Future Islands' Terminal 5 shows later in the week, but will play this decidedly more up-close-and-personal show tonight.

Steve Earle, Willie Watson @ City Winery
Steve Earle is a consumate singer-songwriter and storyteller and is always worth seeing somewhere small like this. Perhaps he'll play a few songs off his forthcoming album, Terraplane? This is his first of four City Winery shows this month.

Occultist, Krang, Bomb Scare @ Acheron
Richmond's A389-associated Occultist make ripping blackened crust, and tonight they bring their current tour through NYC.

Colin Quinn @ Over the Eight
NYC comedy vet Colin Quinn will be previewing his new show, "Breuklyn," tonight at this Williamsburg club. Doors are at 7:30 PM, show is at 8 PM, and it is totally free.

Kevin Corrigan & Larry Fessenden @ Over the Eight
Immediately following Colin's show, is another free event: actors Corrigan and Fessenden will do a live reading of the classic Scharpling & Wurster bit "The Gorch." Why is this happening? We don't know, but it is.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac's weekly comedy series tonight features guests Sean Patton, The Reformed Whores, D.C. Benny, Emmy Blotnick and more to be announced.

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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January 4, 2015

Hank Wood and the Hammerheads at Palisades in 2014 (more by Matt Schiels)
Hank Wood

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

Serpentine Path, Forn, Vilkacis @ Saint Vitus
Our metal blog Invisible Oranges is presenting this show with local doom-purveyors Serpentine Path, up-and-coming Boston doom crew Forn, and local black metal crew Vilkacis, who share members with Fell Voices and Vorde.

Julian Lynch, Weyes Blood, Open Tower, Cassie Ramone, Jacob Gorchov (DJ) @ Baby's All Right
The holidays are basically over, but you can have one last night of fun at this free show featuring a killer lineup of local talent. Did we mention it was free?

Proxy, Hank Wood and the Hammerheads, Pox @ Palisades
This is a killer bill of local punk/hardcore, notably featuring Hank Wood and the Hammerheads, whose newest LP Stay Home! is an excellent mix of organ-fueled garage and early hardcore.

Free Cake For Every Creature, Florist, Pebbles, Secret Mountain @ Silent Barn
If you're into the kind of lo-fi twee that's been making a bit of a comeback in NYC's local scene lately, Silent Barn is the place to be tonight. This is also the launch party for a new zine on safer spaces.

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

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