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May 9, 2015

photo: The Julie Ruin @ MHOW, Oct 2013 (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...

H2O, Kill Your Idols @ Saint Vitus (noon)
In celebration of NYHC/pop punk vets H2O's 20th anniversary, they just played three nights at Saint Vitus with two albums of their six-album discography played in full a night. Now to cap off the run, they've got two all-ages matinees at the venue this weekend, this being the first. It's a great double bill with fellow NY punk vets Kill Your Idols opening.

The Julie Ruin, Bleached, Youth Code (DJ set) @ House of Vans
Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill and Le Tigre still makes biting, urgent material with her band The Julie Ruin, who play a free show in NYC tonight (though you had to RSVP, which is now closed). Get there early for garage pop band Bleached.

Pissed Jeans, VEXX @ Baby's All Right (2 shows)
Noisy post-hardcore rippers Pissed Jeans always put on a wild show, and tonight they'll put on two -- 8 PM and midnight. Olympia punks Vexx are on both shows and worth seeing too. Opening the early show is Big Ups and opening the late show is Honeysuck.

Superheaven @ Rough Trade
Superheaven's new album Ours Is Chrome dropped this week, and if you're looking for a new band with alt-rock bangers like "Cherub Rock" and "Everlong," look no further. This is a free, all ages afternoon release show (1:30 doors, 2 PM show), ahead of their tour which begins in NYC this Friday.

Nate Wooley (Seven Story Mountain V), Maya Dunietz, Fritz Welch, TILT Brass @ Abrons Art Center
The final night of the ISSUE Project Room-presented Tectonics Festival features Nate Wooley presenting Seven Story Mountin V which has been "expanded in scale and complexity for a 19-piece ensemble."

Har Mar Superstar, Mereki, Lost Lander, Holiday Mountain @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar offers up a wide variety of evening entertainment, including ping pong, mini-golf, arcade games, shopping, micro-brews and local wines, and of course free live music. Tonight is headlined by entertaining party-starter Har Mar Superstar.

Juan Wauters, Nude Beach, Tall Juan, Vox Disco @ Shea Stadium
You get two Juans for the price of one tonight: Wauters is celebrating the release of his terrific new album, Who Me?; Tall Juan makes a similar raw garage-folk ruckus. In between the Juans are excellent heartland punks Nude Beach.

Endless Boogie, Hoagie Jungle, The Renderers @ Union Pool
One of the most accurately named bands in NYC, Endless Boogie grab hold of a groove and don't let go. It's not 100% accurate as they do usually stop at some point but don't try and argue that to get your money back. Also on the bill: New Zealand's long-running The Renderers who will play Cake Shop later in the evening.

Zuli, The Renderers, Hamish Kilgour, Flying Squirrels, Amber Arcades @ Cake Shop
One of Cake Shop's "super shows" celebrating their 10th Anniversary, this show features The Renderers and fellow kiwi Hamish Kilgour (of The Clean, etc), and German artist Amber Arcades whose live band features members of Real Estate and Quilt. There may also be surprise guests, who can say?

DJ Playero, DJ Laz, Erick Rincon, Happy Colors, Pablitomix, Notch, Uproot Andy, Geko Jones @ Verboten
Part of the Red Bull Music Academy, tonight Verboten is being taken over by Que Bajo Records and they'll be spinning cumbia, reggaeton, that will spin salsa, bachata, dancehall, baile funk, merengue, mambo, kuduro, kwaito, funana, tribal guarachero and more.

The Minus 5, Steve Wynn and The Miracle Three @ WFMU Monty Hall
When not playing in Young Fresh Fellow, and The Baseball Project, Scott McCaughey shows a slightly more serious side with The Minus Five which also (usually) features REM's Peter Buck. Also on the bill is Steve Wynn, which means most of The Baseball Project are playing this show. Who knows what may happen?

Saun & Starr @ Ginnys
Some of you may recognize Saundra Williams and Starr Duncan Lowe from their days singing backup for Sharon Jones. Saun & Starr have now made their own album, titled Look Closer, which is out May 19 via Daptone (of course). The pair celebrate the new LP at this Harlem spot, playing an early and late show tonight.

Antwon, Wiki, Show Me The Body @ Elvis Guesthouse
Two alt-rappers play this show, Antwon and Ratking's Wiki, and opening is the more rock-oriented Show Me The Body.

Creeping Dose, Mommy, Born Wrong, Pleasure Industry, Dilate @ The Acheron
A handful of solid local hardcore bands are on this bill, and especially worth catching is the angry, uncompromising Ontario band Born Wrong while they're in town.

Luke Roberts, Chris Brokaw, Toby Driver, Andrew Hock, Cetacea @ Trans-Pecos
This is a cool show all around with solo sets from Luke Roberts of black metal band Thantifaxath (not to be confused with the folk singer), Chris Brokaw of Codeine and Come, Toby Driver of Kayo Dot and several other bands, Andrew Hock of Psalm Zero, and Cetacea aka Bryan Bray of Canadian metal band Gates (not to be confused with the NJ post-hardcore band).

Rough Francis, D'NT, Gozer @ Grand Victory
Rough Francis features the three sons of Bobby Hackney (of proto-punk legends Death). Some of them have also played in their fathers' band, and their sound isn't too far removed.

Marky Ramone w/ Andrew WK @ The Stone Pony
Marky Ramone (Ramones drummer from 1978-1983 and 1987-1996) is currently on the road playing his old band's songs with Andrew WK singing. Tour hits NJ 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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May 8, 2015

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

Cloud Nothings, LVL UP, Celestial Shore, Field Trip @ NYU Strawberry Festival
The free annual daytime NYU Strawberry Festival returns, headlined by the noisy, post-hardcore leaning indie rockers Cloud Nothings who always put on a great show. Goes from 12:30-4:30 PM.

Muse @ Webster Hall
Muse know full well just how ridiculous they are -- in fact, they revel in it. Glass pianos, insane light shows, spiraling guitar solos, it's all part of their argument that "bombast" isn't always derogatory. (Though, after Absolution, they haven't been quite as much fun.) Still, embrace the cheese. This is also a rare chance to see Muse somewhere this small. Sold out, of course.

PC Music & Sophie: Popcube w/ QT, Hannah Diamond, A.G. Cook, GFOTY, Danny Harle @ BRIC House
Speaking of being in on the joke, UK collective PC Music are -- depending on who you talk to -- either postmodern pop prodigies, art prankters glimpsing into the scary non-too-distant future (like a musical Black Mirror), the flavour of the month, or totally annoying garbage. One thing seems for sure: this sold-out, high-concept show, dubbed "Popcube" and starring most of the acts on PC Music's roster, is sure to be a spectacle.

David Behrman, James Rushford, Klaus Lang, Joseph Kubera, Beth Griffith @ Abrons Art Center
Night 2 of ISSUE Project Room's Tectonics Festival features a headlining set from composer David Behrman who's presenting his classic "Wave Train" and the ensemble work "Long Throw."

Natural Child, Faux Ferocious, Car Seat Headrest @ Baby's All Right
Nashville trio Natural Child are a hell-raising, southern-fried good time, and they are seriously good musicians to boot. Making this show more appealing (if a bit disparate) is Seattle's Car Seat Headrest who make scruffy, bedroom-made pop.

H2O, Huge, All Torn Up @ Saint Vitus Bar
It's the final night (but not final day) of H2O's 20th anniversary run at Saint Vitus. They've been playing two albums a night and they'll complete their discography tonight. After this, they play all ages matinees at the venue on Saturday and Sunday.

Daniel Avery, Lone, JDH & Dave P @ Output
Two quality UK producers, Daniel Avery and Lone, team up with FIXED's JDH & Dave P for what's sure to be a nonstop party at Output tonight.

Beauty Pill, Grooms, The Flag @ The Bell House
DC/Dischord vets Beauty Pill were formed by Chad Clark after the breakup of his band Smart Went Crazy, and this year they put out their first album since their 2004 debut. If you're going tonight, locals Grooms are not to miss.

Trophy Scars, Hidden Hospitals, A Balance Between, True Apothecary @ The Shop
Trophy Scars have shifted their sound several times over the years, moving from a boundary-pusing post-hardcore band into proggy Mars Volta-like territory. No matter what mode they're in, it's all good.

Eternal Summers, Telepathic, Darlings, Plains @ Cake Shop
Eternal Summers' new album, Gold and Stone, moves them into more shimmery territory which works well with the kind of melodies they tend to write. The LP isn't out till next month, but you might just see it at the merch booth tonight. This is one of Cake Shop's "super shows" in celebration of their 10th anniversary. Telepathic is Rob and Sarah of Bleeding Rainbow in another guise.

RadioLoveFest @ BAM
BAM's weeklong RadioLoveFest is back, celebrating the art of audio broadcasting. Tonight's events includes a live edition of NPR's Snap Judgement, a live staging of Anna Sale's radio show Death, Sex & Money, and Royal KhaoZ in the BAM Cafe.

Saun & Starr @ Ginnys
Some of you may recognize Saundra Williams and Starr Duncan Lowe from their days singing backup for Sharon Jones. Saun & Starr have now made their own album, titled Look Closer, which is out May 19 via Daptone (of course). The pair celebrate the new LP tonight and Saturday at this Harlem spot, playing an early and late show each night.

HolyChild, Monogold, New Myths, Whitewash @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar offers up a wide variety of evening entertainment, including ping pong, mini-golf, arcade games, shopping, micro-brews and local wines, and of course free live music. Tonight is headlined by Glassnote-signed duo HolyChild.

Statiqbloom, Hide, Trust Image, Fetishes @ Palisades
Palisades' lineup tonight leans on the dark industrial side with Statiqbloom (mem Batillus), Hide (fronted by punk visual artist Heather Gabel), and more.

Sunflower Bean, Honduras, Slingshot Dakota, Field Trip @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Psych rockers Sunflower Bean, '90s-style indie rockers Honduras, and indie pop/emo duo Slingshot Dakota team up for a NYC show tonight.

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo @ Capitol Theatre
Hard/pop rock veteran Pat Benatar still plays the hits (like "Hit Me With Your Best Shot," "Love Is A Battlefield," and "Heartbreaker"), and we're likely to hear all of those and more at tonight's show.

Generifus, Ronald Paris, Trace Mountains, Fraternal Twin @ Silent Barn
Olympia's K Records-signed Generifus is in town for his first of two NYC shows. Tonight's with Porches singer Aaron Maine in his Ronald Paris guise, Trace Mountains (aka Dave Benton from LVL UP), and Fraternal Twin. The next is Monday at Palisades with Fred Thomas.

Jon Mueller, Christopher Tignor, VHVL @ Silent Barn
Wires Under Tension's Christopher Tignor is a past collaborator of This Will Destroy You and opened one of their recent NYC shows. Tonight he plays solo.

Braille, L-Vis 1990, Seafloor @ Cameo
Braille (aka 1/2 of Sepalcure) and Night Slugs' L-VIs 1990 team up for what should be a dance party all night long at Cameo. Starts at midnight.

Jose James @ Harlem Stage (Billie Holiday Tribute)
The brilliant, timeless Billie Holiday would have turned 100 last month, and in celebration of that neo-soul/jazz vocalist Jose James plays a tribute to her in Harlem 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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May 7, 2015

photo: Noel Gallagher at Coachella 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Noel Gallagher

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

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds @ Webster Hall
When Oasis split up, the funnier, talented Gallagher brother struck out on his own making music pretty much like what he did in his old band. And he's still good at it, as shown on High Flying Birds' new album Chasing Yesterday.

John Cooper Clarke, Mike Garry @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
With his unmistakeable hairdo and Manchester accent, John Cooper Clarke looks and sounds much as he did when he would open for bands like The Fall, Buzzcocks and Joy Division in the late '70s. His punk poetry -- like the classic "Chickentown" -- still rings true as well.

Tigers Jaw, Lemuria, Somos @ Bowery Ballroom
Tigers Jaw returned last year with the Smiths-via-Brand New indie rocker Charmer, and they're currently on the road once again in support of it. Tonight's their second of two NYC shows with two other indie/punk bands, Lemuria and Somos.

Glasser, Missy Mazzoli & Victoire, Noveller @ Le Poisson Rouge
Brooklyn composer/pianist Missy Mazzoli and her ensemble Victoire are celebrating their new work at LPR tonight, and it's with an excellent bill of art pop artist Glasser and guitar soundscaper Noveller.

H2O, White Collar Crime, Up For Nothing @ Saint Vitus
NYHC/pop punk vets H2O are celebrating their 20th anniversary with four hometown shows at Saint Vitus this week, which will have them playing two albums in full at each show (though they aren't announcing which albums are which nights). This is the second.

Car Seat Headrest, Kleenex Girl Wonder @ Mercury Lounge
Seattle resident Will Toledo has made music under the name Car Seat Headrest for a few years now. His music pulls from a wide variety of influences, but he assimilates it all into his scruffy, literate, bedroom guitar pop sound which is all his own.

Samo Sound Boy, Lemonade, Dubbel Dutch, Mickey (MATES) @ Good Room
Dance all night with Samo Sound Boy (aka 1/2 of DJ Dodger Stadium), a live set from balaeric duo Lemonade, and Fetty Wap/Baauer collaborator Dubbel Dutch.

Yonatan Gat, Yvette, Jib Kidder, Charlie Rauh @ Aviv
The former Monotonix man is in midst of a four-week residency at DIY spot Aviv and tonight's an especially good show, with awesomely noisy duo Yvette and Weird World/Domino artist Jib Kidder.

Natural Child, Faux Ferocious, Gym Shorts @ Baby's All Right
Nashville trio Natural Child are a hell-raising, southern-fried good time, and they are seriously good musicians to boot. This is the first of two nights at Baby's.

Acid Mothers Temple, ST 37, DYN @ Mercury Lounge
Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O., the improvisational space rock variant of the Japanese psych-rock collective, recently reissued their 2006 album, Have You Seen the Other Side of the Sky?, on vinyl and are over touring in support

Delicate Steve @ MOSCOT
Guitar noodler/wunderkind Steve Marion can play both delicately and aggressively, and this show in the SoHo branch of the MOSCOT eyewear chain is free if you RSVP'd.

Alex Bleeker & The Freaks, EZTV, John Andrews & The Yawns @ Palisades
When not playing bass in Real Estate, Alex Bleeker gets real jammy with his own band, The Freaks. Also on the bill tonight are local jangly power-pop act EZTV.

Beverly, Scully, Milk Dick @ Silent Barn
It's an all-Brooklyn lineup headlined by the poppy, Breeders-y sounds of Beverly, with excellent support from the garagey Scully, and snotty, scuzzy (in a good way) Milk Dick.

Those Darlins, Adia Victoria, Johnny Ain't Bad @ Rough Trade
Rock and rollers Those Darlins team up with past collaborator and fellow Nashville musician Adia Victoria for tonight's show.

Master, Solstice, Dismemberment, Hate Storm Annihilation, Sunlord @ The Acheron
Death metal vets Master have influenced tons of newer bands, but there's nothing like seeing some OGs in action. Tonight they play NYC ahead of their Maryland Deathfest appearance.

A conversation with A$AP Rocky @ Red Bull Music Academy
A$AP Rocky released one of the stronger rap albums in recent memory with 2013's Long. Live. A$AP, and he's finally ready to follow it with a new one next week. Tonight's appearance is just a conversation, but maybe we'll learn some more about this new album.

Author & Punisher, SpeakOnion, Digit216, Theologian, Bruzed @ Fat Baby
One-man industrial band Author & Punisher (aka Tristan Shone) creates his own equipment and comes out with one hell of a racket.

Awkwafina @ Baby's All Right
Quirky NYC rapper Awkwafina plays a release party at Baby's tonight, and she's promising never-before-heard songs and special guests.

Saul Williams, Sons of an Illustrious Father, Haleek Maul @ Brooklyn Bowl
It's a diverse bill at Brooklyn Bowl, with spoken word artist Saul Williams teaming with folk rock band Sons of an Illustrious Father and rapper Haleek Maul.

Strung Out, Red City Radio, La Armada @ Asbury Lanes
Metallic punk vets Strung Out are currently on the road with two promising newer bands, the gravelly-voiced Red City Radio and Chicago-via-Dominican Republic hardcore band La Armada. They play NJ tonight and NYC this Sunday.

Nate Young, Mario Diaz De Leon, James Rushford, Yarn/Wire @ First Unitarian Congregational Society
This is the second-annual Tectonics Fest, presented by ISSUE Project Room, that "provides a rare forum for the critical consideration of new developments in contemporary composition, with explorations of improvisation, interdisciplinary collaboration, and experimental performance practice from an international array of emerging and established composers." This, the first night, is highlighted by a new commission by Nate Young of Wolf Eyes with Mario Diaz de Leon.

Greg Proops @ The Bell House
This is a live taping of the comedian's Greg Proops is the Smartest Man in the World podcast. Expect arched eyebrows and much laughter.

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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May 6, 2015

Pharoah Sanders / Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O
Pharoah Sanders
Acid Mothers Temple

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

H2O, The Wilding Incident, UnWed @ Saint Vitus
NYHC/pop punk vets H2O are celebrating their 20th anniversary with four hometown shows at Saint Vitus this week, which will have them playing two albums in full at each show (though they aren't announcing which albums are which nights). This is the first.

Tigers Jaw, Lemuria, Somos @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Tigers Jaw returned last year with the Smiths-via-Brand New indie rocker Charmer, and they're currently on the road once again in support of it. Tonight's their first of two NYC shows with two other indie/punk bands, Lemuria and Somos.

Pharaoh Sanders @ Baby's All Right (two shows)
Saxophonist and jazz legend Pharoah Sanders is playing two very different shows tonight. The early show (7 PM) he'll be playing with the Pharoah Sanders Quartet, and then there's a 9 PM show with Endless Boogie, a reunited Jailbait and a DJ set from Graham Massey of 808 State.

Acid Mothers Temple, ST 37, Worthless @ Knitting Factory
Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O., the improvisational space rock variant of the Japanese psych-rock collective, recently reissued their 2006 album, Have You Seen the Other Side of the Sky?, on vinyl and are over touring in support.

Ministry, The Sixxis @ Irving Plaza
Ministry released From Beer to Eternity but didn't tour -- longtime guitarist Mike Scaccia died from an onstage heart attack which was not long after frontman Al Jourgensen had collapsed onstage in Paris. Al and Ministry are ready to get back out there with their signature metal/industrial cocktail.

Big Eyes, Pale Angels, Young Ladies, Such Hounds @ The Shop
This is a pretty great punk bill with hard-hitting power trio Big Eyes, Replacements/Gun Club-indebted Pale Angels, and Latterman/Discount-related Young Ladies.

Pokey LaFarge, Caroline Rose @ Bowery Ballroom
While plenty of folk bands dress like color TV hasn't been invented yet, Pokey LaFarge is intent on sounding like it. His new album, Something in the Water, came out last month on Rounder Records, and tonight's his first NYC show since its release.

Beneath Oblivion, Sea of Bones, Fin'amor @ The Acheron
Acheron hosts a night of doom tonight with Cincinnnati's Beneath Oblivion and local support from Sea of Bones and Fin'amor.

A Conversation with La Monte Young @ Red Bull Studios (RBMA)
La Monte Young, who's often credited as the first minimal composer and has been praised by Brian Eno, will give a talk today as part of the ongoing Red Bull Music Academy NYC residency. According to the event description, "he'll chart a course through his career and present audio acoustical demonstrations of various phenomena including but not limited to the presentation of intervals, harmonics and ragas."

NRBQ, Live Ones @ Brooklyn Bowl
Terry Adams is the only remaining original member, but the "world's greatest bar band" still have a great catalog of under-appreciated pop gems to choose from.

Helado Negro @ The Kitchen
Part of The Kitchen's "Synth Nights" series, Helado Negro will premiere Private Energy a collection of new songs for computer, voice and other instruments.

Todd Rundgren @ Highline Ballroom
Hello, it's Todd: pop chameleon, record producer and general eccentric Rundgren plays his second night at Highline this week, with minimal accompaniment from Dâm-Funk and two backup singers. Will you see the light?

Terry Gross & Marc Maron @ BAM
BAM's weeklong RadioLoveFest is back, celebrating the art of audio broadcasting. Tonight is a conversation between comedian Marc Maron and NPR Fresh Air host Terry Gross.

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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May 5, 2015

photo: Mikal Cronin @ Austin Psych Fest 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Mikal Cronin, William Tyler @ Bowery Ballroom
Mikal Cronin just released his most ambitious album yet, the string-laden MCIII whose second side is a concept suite. At the core, though, is his impressive pop smarts and songwriting. Help him celebrate tonight with his ace band.

Florence and the Machine, Empress Of @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Music Hall of Williamsburg is just full of surprises lately, Blur last week and now Florence + the Machine show (an intimate venue for her) presented by Governors Ball. Tickets go on sale at 10 AM today.

Todd Rundgren @ Highline Ballroom
Pop chameleon and certified eccentric Todd Rundgren plays two shows at Highline this week, with a mininal backing of Dâm-Funk and two backup singers. Will you see the light?

Laura Cantrell @ Union Hall
Singer, songwriter and former WFMU DJ Laura Cantrell is playing Union Hall every Tuesday in May. The "Springtime Songbook" residency promises "country and folk music for urbanites."

Hop Along, Crying, Thin Lips @ Rough Trade
Hop Along have been gradually been gaining a strong following since 2012's great Get Disowned, and the just-released Painted Shut (their first for Saddle Creek) totally lives up to all the hype its earned. Tonight's their first of two NYC shows on their tour in support of it. Opening is another hard-hitting Philly indie rock band Thin Lips, and the chiptune/Rush lovers Crying.

Elder, Kings Destroy, Apostle of Solitude, Clamfight @ Saint Vitus
Traditional-style doomers Elder don't reinvent the wheel on their new album, Lore, but they do it so well that it doesn't matter if a little influence is showing. Tonight they're joined by another group of retro riffers, Kings Destroy, Indiana's Apostle of Solitude (ex-Gates of Slumber), and Philly's sludgy Clamfight.

Oddisee, Wati Heru, Salomon Faye @ Knitting Factory
DC rapper/producer Oddisse has been crazy prolific for years now, and just returned with his new jazz/soul-indebted album, The Good Fight.

Flagland, Washer, Big Ups, Vulture Shit, Thelonius Junk @ Shea Stadium
Local band Big Ups make a very convincing blend of Fugazi/Slint-style post-hardcore, and their live show is really where it's at. Tonight's also the release party for the new Flagland/Washer split 7".

Weeknight, Courtship Ritual, Aircrafting @ Union Pool
For those who like it dark and moody, this show is a good bet with the lonely highway synthrock of Weeknight and Courtship Ritual's sultry slink.

Communion Residency @ Rockwood Music Hall
Communion Records holds their monthly show at Rockwood tonight, happening across all stages, and featuring sets from former Walkmen member Peter Matthew Bauer, the Canadian heartland rock of Arkells, plus Nick Mulvey, Nothing But Thieves, The Walking Sticks, Ryan Hobler, Lost Lander, Mainland, VHS Collection, Michael Daves, Sarah Jaffe, Lewis Lane, The Bros. Landreth, and Albatross Albatross.

Radiolab Live @ BAM
BAM's weeklong RadioLoveFest is back, celebrating the art of audio broadcasting. Things kick off tonight with a live taping of popular science show Radiolab.

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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May 4, 2015

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

Great Lake Swimmers, Philip Price and Flora Reed @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Toronto indie folk band Great Lake Swimmers have been at it for over a decade, and last month they returned with their sixth album, A Forest of Arms.

Natalie Prass, Wilder Maker @ Bowery Ballroom
Natalie Prass (once a member of Jenny Lewis' touring band) is young but her music seemingly comes from a different era, recalling Dusty Springfield or even pre-rock pop.

ZZZ's, Palberta, Dead Tenants, Big Neck Police, BBIGPIGG @ Silent Barn
Japanese trio ZZZ's make noisy, shriiiing-y, intense postpunk skronk. They're gearing up for Austin's Levitation Fest with a few NYC shows. See 'em tonight with a host of similarly calamitous acts.

HUNI release party @ Night of Joy
Dum Dum girls singer Dee Dee launches her new gothy/electro/R&B project, HUNI, tonight at Night of Joy. She'll be DJing along with UUV and Young Beto. It's free.

Kiesza, Betty Who @ Irving Plaza
Kiesza got a lot of buzz last year for her '90s-style pop-house hit "Hideaway" and its Williamsburg-centric video. Tonight she plays her hometown on her tour with Betty Who.

The Meatmen, Against The Grain, Mutant Scum @ Saint Vitus
Last year, Michigan hardcore legends The Meatmen put out their first album in 18 years which was as crude and politically incorrect as ever (song titles like "The Ballad of Stinky Penis," "KKK," etc). Tonight their tour with Against The Grain ploughs through NYC.

A$AP ANT, Sha Hef, Dougie F. @ Studio at Webster Dreams
Not as popular as fellow A$AP Mob members Ferg or Rocky, but A$AP Ant still knows how to put on a fun show. Maybe some of his pals will show up?

Casey Veggies, Trial & Era @ SOB's
California rapper Casey Veggies is planning to release his major label debut this year, and the singles he's put out from it so far sound pretty promising.

Excepter @ Home Sweet Home
It's "An Evening with Excepter" featuring your favorite "synthetic protest band engineered to erase cultural distinctions through polarized confusion." Sure to be interesting, this 10 PM show is also free.

Lapsley, Ronald Paris @ Baby's All Right
Recent XL signee Lapsley (aka British singer/songwriter Holly Lapsley Fletcher) makes the kind of downtempo pop that we've gotten a lot of in the time since James Blake's debut LP (video below). Tonight she plays NYC with support from Porches frontman Aaron Maine in his Ronald Paris guise. Sold out.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
This week Wyatt Cenac and Night Train welcome guests Guy Branum, Tyler Fischer, Greg Warren, Kiran Deol, Special Guest DJ Donwill, "and more!"

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

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May 3, 2015

photo: Eleanor Friedberger @ MHOW 2013 (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...

Eleanor Friedberger, Cassandra Jenkins, Lily McQueen @ Rough Trade
Eleanor Friedberger has been chilling on the West Coast, writing and recording her new album for Merge. She's back in Brooklyn now and will be giving some of her new songs a spin tonight.

Micachu @ MoMA PS1
MoMA PS1's "Sunday Sessions" are wrapping up for the season, and finish today with a performance by Micachu titled "Local Holiday, Local Sun, Locals, Local Rain, Local Number, Local Drink, Local Customs." It's a one-off show featuring new material and projections from her sketchbook.

WFMU Record Fair @ Brooklyn Expo Center
Calling all crate-diggers: the annual vinyl fantasia hosted by WFMU moves across the East River this year into the brand new Brooklyn Expo Center. In addition to all the used wax, there are live perforamnces and beer and snacks. You can get two bucks off admission with our coupon.

Eric Clapton @ MSG
Eric Clapton is nothing short of a legend, with influential material recorded with Cream, Derek & the Dominoes, Blind Faith, The Yardbirds, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, and in his lengthy solo career. Tonight's the second of two MSG shows this weekend, in celebration of his 70th birthday.

Kid Millions, Ninos Du Brasil @ Brooklyn Museum
Red Bull Music Academy continues with an original percussion-based composition for 20 performers by Kid Millions of Oneida. Italian duo Ninos Du Brasil, who are also heavy on the percussion, open the show.

Underdog, Living Laser, The Mistaken @ Saint Vitus (afternoon show)
NYHC vets Underdog combined their hardcore roots with reggae and sounds closer to traditional rock. They've been reunited for a while now, but chances to see them are still infrequent.

Doyle, Heavygrinder, Blackest @ Saint Vitus
Former Misfit Doyle formed his eponymous band a few years back and released the album Abominator in 2013. He's currently on tour playing songs off that album, and you'll likely hear a few Misfits tunes too.

Krieg, The Banner, Outer Heaven, Stinger @ Acheron
Neil Imperial is a veteran of the USBM scene, and one of his roles is leading the band Krieg, who released Transient, their first album since 2010, late last year.

ZZZ's, LODRO @ Baby's All Right
Japanese trio ZZZ's make noisy, shriiiing-y, intense postpunk skronk. They're gearing up for Austin's Levitation Fest with a few Brooklyn shows this weekend. See 'em tonight with Brooklyn's moody LODRO. Doors are at 11 PM so you can watch Mad Men and Game of Thrones and still make the show.

Spandau Ballet @ NYCB Theatre at Westbury
Best known for syrupy '80s ballad "True," Spandau Ballet were originally of the artier bands in the UK New Romantic movement. The original lineup -- including brothers Gary & Martin Kemp -- are back together and touring for the first time in ages. Also recommended is Spandau Ballet doc Soul Boys of the Western World which is currently showing at IFC Center.

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

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May 2, 2015

photo: Twin Peaks at BV-CMJ 2014 (more by Chris La Putt)
Twin Peaks

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

Sufjan Stevens, Moses Sumney @ Kings Theatre
Sufjan's newest album is his most bare-bones release yet, and with its lyrics mostly centered on his mother's death, it's his most depressing too. This is his last of three NYC shows on his current tour.

...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Boyfrndz, Your Favorite Enemies @ Le Poisson Rouge
Post-hardcore vets ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead are still going strong, having last released the album IX last year. If you like Trail of Dead, openers Boyfrndz may be up your alley too.

Fishbone, Easy Star All-Stars, The Skints @ Brooklyn Bowl
Still with core members Angelo Moore, Norwood Fisher and Walter Kibby, LA's groundbreaking ska/punk/funk/soul explosion Fishbone released the Intrinsically Intertwined EP this year, their first new material in three years. Of course, live is the optimal Fishbone experience. Today they play an afternoon and a night show.

Spandau Ballet @ Beacon Theatre
Best known for syrupy '80s ballad "True," Spandau Ballet were originally of the artier bands in the UK New Romantic movement. The original lineup -- including brothers Gary & Martin Kemp -- are back together and touring for the first time in ages. Also recommended is Spandau Ballet doc "Soul Boys of the Western World" which is currently showing at IFC Center.


Twin Peaks, White Reaper, Honduras @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Chicago's raucous Twin Peaks tend to whip crowds into a frenzy and tonight will likely be no exception. This is the second night at MHOW in a row for Honduras who last night opened for Blur.

Life of Agony, Heavygrinder @ The Wick
Life of Agony haven't played NYC, let alone Brooklyn, in a very long time, but after returning last year for a NJ show with Mina (formerly Keith) Caputo on vocals, they're finally ready to do it again this week. Tonight's their second show at The Wick this week.

WFMU Record Fair @ Brooklyn Expo Center
Calling all crate-diggers: the annual vinyl fantasia hosted by WFMU moves across the East River this year into the brand new Brooklyn Expo Center. In addition to all the used wax, there are live perforamnces and beer and snacks. You can get two bucks off admission with our coupon.

Turn To Crime, Baby Birds Don't Drink Milk @ Union Pool
Turn to Crime, the current band of Derek Stanton (formerly of Awesome Color), make music that ranges from antsy post-punk to somnambulistic torch songs to something you might call pop. But it all exists in Stanton's particular overcast universe, with his soulful, world-weary vocals pulling you from one song to the next.

Cities Aviv, Sick Feeling, Show Me The Body @ Palisades
It's a very cool multi-genre bill at Palisades with rapper Cities Aviv, hardcore band Sick Feeling, and eccentric rock band Show Me The Body.

Frankie Cosmos, No One & The Somebodies, Outside World, Memorial Gore, Marigolds @ Cake Shop
This is part of Cake Shop's 10th Anniversary Celebration that's happening all month, featuring twee folk singer Frankie Cosmos, Chicago transplants Outside World and more. The venue is promising all sorts of surprises, so be prepared.

Empress Of, A/JUS/TED (DJ Set), Special Guests (DJ Sets) @ Elvis Guesthouse
Empress Of, aka NYC art-pop musician Lorely Rodriguez, will preview music from her forthcoming debut album for XL/Terrible with this five-night stand at Elvis Guesthouse. Tonight's the last night and who knows who the special guest DJs are. Seriously, any guesses?

GHE20G0TH1K w/ Sissy Nobby, Venus X, Ma Nguzu, Mike Q, Divoli S'Vere, Total Freedom @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
As part of Red Bull Music Academy, there's a big GHE20G0TH1K party tonight with the first-ever NYC performance from New Orleans Bounce artist SIssy Nobby, a handful of regulars, special guests, and more.

A Tribe Called Red (7:30pm), Tracie Morris (with Mr. Jerome Harris and Jemman), Camp & Street (4pm), LE1F (4pm), DonChristian (4pm), Rahel (4pm), Junglepussy (4pm) @ Whitney Museum
The Whitney Museum of American Art is throwing a block party welcoming "visitors of all ages with free art and performance, including hands-on activities and participatory events." It's a cool, hip hop-oriented bill.

The Baseball Project, The Gay Blades @ Rough Trade
Spring means baseball and that means The Baseball Project (Steve Wynn, Scott McCaughey and half of REM) are playing shows. Even if you only have a passing interest in America's Pastime, they're still a lot of fun. But being a baseball fanatic helps.

Bambi Kino @ Union Hall
Very Special Beatles tribute act Bambi Kino focus on the early years of the Fab Four when they lived in Berlin. The band features Doug Gillard and Nada Surf's Ira Elliot

Kids in the Hall @ Capitol Theatre
Thirty-two Helens agree: this reunion shows for much-loved Canadian comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall will be a lot of fun.

Edan & Paten Locke, 79.5 @ Baby's All Right
Psychedelic rapper Edan teams with past collaborator Paten Locke for this late-night Chances with Wolves party at Baby's All Right.

The Yin Yangs, Friend Roulette, Bootblacks, Slonk Donkerson, Bambara, Heaven's Gate, Jangula, Piers, Haybaby, Wade and Sons, Abhay Singh & Friends, The Semaphore, Semaphore, William Irish @ Silent Barn
This all-day party is called Sam Fest (named after the guy who booked the show) and features a whole bunch of great local bands, including Heaven's Gate, Bambara, Haybaby and lots more. It's only $5 and schedule is here.

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

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May 1, 2015

Blur @ Berlin Fest 2013 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Blur, Honduras @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Blur are full of surprises this year -- a terrific new album, The Magic Whip, and now this, their first NYC show with Graham Coxon in 15 years. They're playing the new LP in full (and hopefully a few oldies). Doors are at 5 PM with Honduras playing at 5:45 PM, so arrive early (if you managed to get tickets, they don't guarantee entry, it's still based on capacity). And let's hope they announce a proper tour soon. For those who do make it in, this should be a woohoo time.

Sufjan Stevens, Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens @ Kings Theatre
Sufjan's newest album is his most bare-bones release yet, and with its lyrics mostly centered on his mother's death, it's his most depressing too. This is his second of three NYC shows on his current tour. The Daptone-signed Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens open.

Eric Clapton, Andy Fairweather Low @ Madison Square Garden
Eric Clapton is nothing short of a legend, with influential material recorded with Cream, Derek & the Dominoes, Blind Faith, The Yardbirds, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, and in his lengthy solo career. Tonight's the first of two MSG shows this weekend, in celebration of his 70th birthday.

...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Your Favorite Enemies, Boyfrndz @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
After that Blur show, MHOW hosts a late show from post-hardcore vets ..And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead who are still going strong, having last released the album IX last year. If you like Trail of Dead, openers Boyfrndz may be up your alley too.

Bush Tetras (35th Anniversary Show), Karyn Kuhl Band, Hugo Burnham (of Gang of Four), Don Fleming @ Le Poisson Rouge
NYC post-punk band Bush Tetras celebrate their 35th anniversary tonight with some cool special guests including BALL's Don Flemming and Gang of Four drummer Hugo Burnham.

HEEMS, Michael Christmas, zZz, Pill, IYEZ @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Former Das Racist member Heems headlines this show, and there's a multi-genre undercard with more hip hop from Michael Christmas, and post-punk from the other three bands.

Four Tet b2b Floating Points @ Sugarhill Disco
IDM mastermind Four Tet and jazzy UK bass producer Floating Points are teaming up once again to DJ together in NYC tonight. Like last night, it starts at 10 PM and they're going all night (no opener).

Toro Y Moi, Vinyl Williams, Sinkane @ Terminal 5
Chillwave survivor Toro Y Moi rediscovered the guitar on his enjoyable new album What For? but his funky, relaxed spirit remains.

Life of Agony @ The Wick
Life of Agony haven't played NYC, let alone Brooklyn, in a very long time, but after returning last year for a NJ show with Mina (formerly Keith) Caputo on vocals, they're finally ready to do it again this week. Tonight's their first show at The Wick, and they do it again tomorrow too.

The Kids in the Hall @ Town Hall
Fourteen Helens agree: These reunion shows (two tonight) for much-loved Canadian comedy trouple The Kids in the Hall will be a lot of fun.

Empress Of, Dave Harrington (DJ Set), Ezra Koenig (DJ Set), Los Cubanos (DJ Set) @ Elvis Guesthouse
Empress Of, aka NYC art-pop musician Lorely Rodriguez, will preview music from her forthcoming debut album for XL/Terrible with this five-night stand at Elvis Guesthouse. Tonight's Night 4 and features guest DJs Dave Harrington (Darkside) and Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend).

Action Bronson, DJ Alchemist, Meyhem Lauren @ Starland Ballroom
Action Bronson returned this year with a new album, Mr. Wonderful, which has him in typically solid form. Tonight's a good bill all around.

Juan Wauters, Homeshake @ New York University
The onetime Beets frontman releases his terrific new album, Who Me?, next week. Today he plays a free show with Homeshake that is free and open to the public.

The Muscadettes @ Maxwell's
Montreal's shouty duo The Muscadettes are here to have fun and make sure everyone else does too. Like early B-52's or Fuzzbox, they're in the same vein.

Misery Index, Lord Dying, Organ Dealer, Pink Mass @ Saint Vitus
It's a great double bill for metal tonight with Baltimore death metallers Misery Index (who last released The Killing Gods in 2014 on Season of Mist) and Portland sludgesters Lord Dying (who put out Poisoned Altars on Relapse earlier this year).

J Fernandez, Lazy Queen, Cluster Sun @ Bowery Electric
Chicago songwriter J. Fernandez brings a motorik quality to his music that recalls American Analog Set or Stereolab, but there's a magic hour sunlight vibe to his melodies as well. His new album's out in June.

VEXX, Nancy, Pox @ Silent Barn Mateo's Room
Olympia's Vexx make punk that's indebted to the genre's late '70s/early '80s days, but singer Maryjane Dunphe has a unique pop sensibility that stop them from sounding at all dated. They play NYC again next week with Pissed Jeans. Update: Tonight's show moved to Mateo's Room.

Torrential Downpour, Syphilitic Lust, The Sheltering Sky @ The Acheron
It's a good local bill with NJ's boundary-pushing metal weirdos Torrential Downpour, Brooklyn's raw, dirty Syphilitic Lust, and the Unearthly Trance-related The Sheltering Sky.

Joe Pug, Field Report @ Bowery Ballroom
Maryland singer/songwriter Joe Pug headlines this show, and if you're going it's worth showing up early for Justin Vernon associate Field Report (playing solo) too.

So Percussion, Miya Masaoka, Brothers Balliett @ BRIC House
Now in its 14th year, the annual Look & Listen Festival showcases the best of contemporary classical music in a visual art setting. The night's headlined by the So Percussion ensemble. This should be pretty cool.

Photay, Ricky Eat Acid, Maxo, Doss, Eaves @ Palisades
Palisades hosts a good electronic bill tonight, including the prolific Sam Ray's project Ricky Eat Acid (he's also of Teen Suicide and Julia Brown).

Guerilla Toss, Horse Lords, Big Neck Police, Booker Stardrum, Weston Minnisali @ Shea Stadium
It's a night of avant, angsty, percussion-fueled fun with Boston's Guerilla Toss and Baltimore's Horse Lords.

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

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April 30, 2015

photo: Fat White Family at Baby's in 2014 (more by Gretchen Robinette)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Fat White Family, Sun Club, Roya @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
UK band Fat White Family are back entertaining/scaring audiences with their dark-hued brand of scuzz-rock. It should be said that despite their (deserved) wild rep, FWF have a load of great songs and keep it together live, despite the antics (and, according to The NY Post, the smell). If you're up for post-show mischief, head to nearby Passenger Bar for the afterparty.

Four Tet b2b Floating Points @ Output
IDM mastermind Four Tet and jazzy UK bass producer Floating Points are teaming up to DJ Output together tonight. No opener, so they're going all night long.

Yonatan Gat, Tonstartsbandht, Pill, Sunflower Bean @ Aviv
Onetime Monotonix member Yonatan Gat smudges the line between performer and audience -- as long as you're prepared to be an active participant, his shows are a lot of fun. He headlines this particularly solid bill that also features Montreal noisniks Tonstartsbandht, sax-fueled skrokers Pill, and the ubiquitous Sunflower Bean. If you've been meaning to check out new DIY spot Aviv, this would be a good one to go to.

Six Organs of Admittance, Elisa Ambrogio @ Baby's All Right
Ben Chasny's long-running experimental rock project Six Organs of Admittance remains prolific and released its newest album, Hexadic, earlier this year via Drag City. Making the night a great double bill, support comes from his labelmate and past collaborator Elisa Ambrogio (of noise band Magik Markers), who put out a very not-noisy solo album last year.

The Muscadettes, Raccoon Fighter, Dances, Will Sheff (DJ) @ Baby's All Right
Montreal's shouty duo The Muscadettes are here to have fun and make sure everyone else does too. Like early B-52's or Fuzzbox, they're in the same vein. Free midnight show. In the front room Will Sheff of Okkervil River will be DJing.

Empress Of, Patrick Wimberly (DJ Set), Dev Hynes (DJ Set), Lee Bannon (DJ Set) @ Elvis Guesthouse
Empress Of, aka NYC art-pop musician Lorely Rodriguez, will preview music from her forthcoming debut album for XL/Terrible with this five-night stand at Elvis Guesthouse. Tonight has Dev Hynes on DJ duty so who knows what may happen.

Blockhead, Mono/Poly, Ellie Herring, DJ Ryan Rasheed of Prefuse 73 @ Good Room
In addition to producing a large amount of Aesop Rock's material, Blockhead has had a lengthy solo career putting out instrumental hip hop on Ninja Tune. He's in solo mode tonight.

Dragons of Zynth, Valley Lodge, Danny Fingers and The Thumbs @ Rough Trade
Long-running NYC art-rock band Dragons of Zynth (who were on hiatus for a while) headline tonight. This bill also features Dave Hill's band Valley Lodge whose song "Go" is the theme song for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

As Friends Rust, UnWed, Pagan Girls @ Saint Vitus
As Friends Rust came out of the same late '90s Gainesville punk scene as bands like Hot Water Music, and after being gone for a while, tonight they play their first NYC show in 7 years. Also on the bill is UnWed, who count Hot Water Music bassist Jason Black as a member.

Kool A.D., Lakutis, TECLA, Kassa @ Santos Party House
Heems has been an especially active solo artist lately, but he's not the only Das Racist member keeping at it. Kool AD, who last released Word O.K. last year, plays a hometown solo show tonight with Lakutis and more.

Big Ups, EULA, Painted Zeros, Charly Bliss @ Silent Barn
Local post-hardcore band Big Ups are somewhere between Fugazi and Slint, and having a very animated frontman doesn't hurt them any, either. Right before them it's EULA, who recall the NYC noise rock scene of the 1980s (and worked with producer Martin Bisi from that scene on their newest record).

Lord Huron, Hamilton Leithauser @ Terminal 5
Folk rocker Lord Huron headlines the night, and if you're going to this show we recommend showing up for The Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser.

Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt @ Capitol Theatre
Get your dose of quality Americana tonight with these two country-folk greats.

Ben Folds, yMusic @ Town Hall
Ben Folds' collaborative new album with classical sextet yMusic still doesn't have a title or release date, but you can hear it tonight, live, when Ben and yMusic play this sold-out show.

Mark Ronson (DJ Set), Blu Jemz @ Verboten
He's responsible for the song you can't avoid short of gouging your eardrums out...producer, gad-about, and "Uptown Funk" creator Mark Ronson spins records tonight.

The English Beat, The Skints, Easy Star Allstars @ Paramount
If you aren't too concerned that Dave Wakeling is the only original member of the band, and don't mind hearing General Public songs too (and maybe even "She's Having a Baby"), you'll probably have a good time singing along to "Save it for Later," "Mirror in the Bathroom" and "Tenderness."

Dave Harrington Group, Diamond Terrifier (DJ( @ Cameo Gallery
Darkside is no more (or at least on hiatus), but both members are staying active on their own, and tonight Dave Harrington performs a live improvised score to Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds."

'Salad Days' screening @ Nitehawk Cinema
The 'Salad Days' documentary chronicles the 1980s DC punk scene, which birthed Minor Threat, Fugazi, Bad Brains, Void, Faith, and so many more now-legendary bands. It's screened in NYC before, and does again tonight.

Phantom Posse, Pope Coke, Moon Bounce, Blood Moon @ Palisades
Quickly-rising rapper iLoveMakonnen just played two sold-out NYC shows this week and he has tonight off before continuing his tour in DC tomorrow. It looks like maybe, just maybe, he'll show up at this small show with Phantom Posse, the musical collective that frequently counts him as a member.

Andy Hull, Dustin Kensrue, Tanner Merritt @ Bell House
It's the second of two NYC shows for Manchester Orchestra frontman Andy Hull, and the last one had Brand New's Jesse Lacey and Kevin Devine show up to sing with him. Will any guests come out tonight? Dustin Kensrue (frontman of the reunited Thrice) co-headlines.

Heaven, New Myths, Midnight Plus One, Gold Lake, Wrong Dots @ Pianos
Local shoegazers Heaven and slinky/sleek New Myths headline this bill of quality local acts.

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

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