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February 8, 2015

photo: Fleetwood Mac at MSG last month (more by Gretchen Robinette)
Fleetwood Mac

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

Fleetwood Mac @ Prudential Center
Fleetwood Mac are now back with their entire classic lineup -- Christine McVie, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham -- and tonight they wrap up their multi-night NYC-area run. They've still got it and they play all the hits, so see them while you still can.

Chumped, Timeshares, Roger Harvey, Never @ Grand Victory
Brooklyn pop punks Chumped are one of the city's best new bands in the genre, as last year's well-received Teenage Retirement helped prove. Tonight they're with Long Island punks Timeshares, somber songwriter Roger Harvey, and Never.

Hubble, Nick Klein, Die Reihe @ Silent Barn
Tonight Silent Barn hosts a noise/avant-garde/electronic bill headlined by Hubble, one of the projects of former The Men member Ben Greenberg.

Barrsheadahl, Angel of Retribution, Weasel Walter/Chris Pitsiokos Duo, SakeCat @ Palisades
Another good bill for fans of experimental music goes down tonight at Palisades, headlined by Barrsheadahl, the trio of Mick Barr (Krallice), Tim Dahl (Child Abuse, Lydia Lunch) and Kevin Shea (Talibam!, Rhys Chatham). Tim Dahl's past collaborator Weasel Walter (Behold... The Arctopus) plays a duo set with saxist Chris Pitsiokos in support of their new collaborative LP, Drawn and Quartered.

Nick Thune, Ben Kronberg, Kate Berlant @ The Bell House
A bit like Steven Wright or Demitri Martin, Nick Thune is a joke-teller, not so much an anecdotal comedian. He's also very funny, and headlines the "Very Comedy! Much Tour!" tour, with another dry wit type, Ben Kronberg, and awesomely out-there Kate Berlant.

Hannibal Buress @ BAM
Once an underground favorite and known as a comedian's comedian, Hannibal Buress is nobody's secret anymore. He's used to playing in Brooklyn on Sunday nights, but this is a little bigger than the front room of Knitting Factory.

There's also The Grammys on TV tonight (also the premiere of Better Call Saul, plus the return of The Walking Dead and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver).

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

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February 7, 2015

photo: D'Angelo at Brooklyn Bowl in 2013 (more by PSquared)
Dangelo

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

D'Angelo @ Apollo Theatre
It only took D'Angelo 14 years to follow up his beloved Voodoo with a new album, Black Messiah, that he dropped late last year. So far it seems like this one's pretty equally loved -- countless people called it the best album of 2014. Tonight's his first NYC show since its release.

The Felice Brothers, Strand of Oaks @ Cannon's Blackthorn
Long Island's annual "Shine A Light" benefit show (presented by The Tommy Brull Foundation) happens with two great folk rock bands this year. Sold out.

The Movielife, Crime in Stereo, Zumo Kollie @ Irving Plaza
Late '90s/early '00s Long Island melodic hardcore band The Movielife broke up in '03 after two albums of Lifetime/Gorilla Biscuits worship and a third album and EP that pushed that sound in new directions. They briefly reunited in 2010-11, and now they're thankfully back once again. Tonight's their second of two sold-out Irving Plaza shows with their pals Crime In Stereo.

California X, Pinkwash, Downtown Boys, Worriers, Nuclear Santa Claust, Brick Mower, Alice, Chris Gethard (host) @ Knitting Factory (Don GIovanni showcase)
The Don Giovanni showcases continue tonight with another great lineup. There's sludge rockers California X, noisy punks Pinkwash, confrontational punks Downtown Boys, Lauren Measure's current band Worriers, the Ramones-inspired Nuclear Santa Claust, garage-y punks Brick Mower, and the reverby Alice. Comedian Chris Gethard hosts.

Jason Isbell, Damien Jurado @ Beacon Theatre
A former Drive-By Trucker, Jason Isbell's most recent album, Southeastern won best Album, best Artist, and best Song at the 2014 Americana Music Honors.

Chop and Quench, Underground System, Damian Quinones (y Su Nuevo Conjunto), Earl Maxton (DJ Set) @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar puts local crafts, microbrews, food-truck type eats, mini golf, ping pong, and live music all under one Greenpoint roof. Tonight's live entertainment is headlined by Chop and Quench which is the members of the cast and band of FELA! the musical.

The New Lines, Jet Black, Soft Science, Pale Lights @ Cake Shop
Long-running zine The Big Takeover turns 35 this year and is planning a series of shows. This is the first of them featuring Brooklyn baroque-psych band The New Lines, plus Quebec's Jet Black (who roar like Swervedriver), and Sacramento, CA's Soft Science (also shoegazey but but more on the dreamy side) and jangly indiepop band Pale Lights.

Invisible Days, Lame Drivers, Big Quiet, Snowmans of Love, Scupper @ Pine Box Rock Shop
WFMU DJ Paul Bruno launched his new label Unblinking Ear Records with a killer compilation titled Serious Rockers. Five of the bands featured on that play this release show tonight.

Juan Wauters @ Fulton Stall Market
The Beets frontman plays this free 2 PM show at the Seaport's indoor market.

Hannibal Buress @ Capitol Theatre
Once an underground favorite and known as comedian's comedian, Hannibal Buress is nobody's secret anymore.

Brooklyn Flea Record Fair
The Brooklyn Flea's indoor space on Dean St. in Crown Heights will have a mini Record Fair with a mix of tables from labels, record stores and used vendors, including Captured Tracks, ATO, Rough Trade Shops, and Warp. There will also be DJs and a pop-up bar with Dogfish Head beer. It runs 10 AM - 6 PM.

Lee Ranaldo, Adam Rudolph's Go (Organic Guitar Orchestra) @ Rockwood Music Hall
The annual Alternative Guitar Summit is underway, and probably the most exciting day (at least from an indie rock standpoint) is today because Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo is on board to headline the night.

Eyehategod, Full of Hell, cleanteeth, Clamfight @ Saint Vitus
Sludge legends Eyehategod are still touring in support of their excellent 2014 self-titled LP, and tonight the begin a sold-out 2-night stand at Saint Vitus. Different openers both nights, and they're all worth catching too, especially the wild hardcore band Full of Hell.

Fleetwood Mac @ Mohegan Sun Arena
Fleetwood Mac are now back with their entire classic lineup -- Christine McVie, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham -- and tonight they continue their multi-night NYC-area run. They've still got it and they play all the hits, so see them while you still can.

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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February 6, 2015

photo: Eyehategod at Europa in 2010 (more by Samantha Marble)
Eyehategod

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

Nude Beach, Shellshag, The Hamiltons, Mal Blum, Black Wine, Crow Bait, Chris Gethard (host) @ Knitting Factory
Tonight's the first of three Don Giovanni Records showcases at Knitting Factory this month. All of them have great lineups, and tonight it's '70s power pop lovers Nude Beach, NYC DIY veterans Shellshag, Ramones-loving/"Dirty Work'-inspired punks The Hamiltons (who are maybe actually The Ergs), singer/songwriter Mal Blum, indie rockers Black Wine, alt-country punks Crow Bait, and comedian Chris Gethard as your host.

Eyehategod, Mortals, Blackout, Scowl @ Saint Vitus
Sludge legends Eyehategod are still touring in support of their excellent 2014 self-titled LP, and tonight the begin a sold-out 2-night stand at Saint Vitus. Different openers both nights, and they're all worth catching too.

The Movielife, Crime in Stereo, Pass Away @ Irving Plaza
Late '90s/early '00s Long Island melodic hardcore band The Movielife broke up in '03 after two albums of Lifetime/Gorilla Biscuits worship and a third album and EP that pushed that sound in new directions. They briefly reunited in 2010-11, and now they're thankfully back once again. Tonight's their first of two sold-out Irving Plaza shows with their pals Crime In Stereo. Opening this one is Pass Away (mem I Am the Avalanche, Crime In Stereo).

Porches, Frankie Cosmos, Krill, Sheer Mag @ Bowery Ballroom
Porches and related band Frankie Cosmos have been local staples for a while now, and their profile has clearly risen, as proven by tonight's sold-out Bowery Ballroom show, their biggest headlining appearance yet. They've got some talented friends to open, including quirky indie rockers Krill and classic rock-inspired garage rockers Sheer Mag.

Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate), Warren Franklin & The Founding Fathers, Paper Streets, For Everest @ Palisades
Empire! Empire! returned last year with their first album since their 2009 debut, but now they're reissuing that debut and playing it in full on this tour. Warren Franklin just put out a split album with Kind of Like Spitting, and if you like KOLS, you'd probably dig Warren too.

Todd Edwards, Beautiful Swimmers, Bobby Renz @ American Museum of Natural History
Dance music veteran Todd Edwards has a long history, but he's been in the spotlight as of late thanks to collaborations with Daft Punk and associations with Disclosure. Tonight he DJs the ongoing One Step Beyond series at the Museum of Natural History, and Maxmillion Dunbar's duo with Ari Goldman, Beautiful Swimmers, open.

Jeffrey Lewis, Diane Cluck, The Spookfish @ Nola Darling
Two great artists with ties to the anti-folk scene, Jeffrey Lewis and Diane Cluck, begin a tour together tonight, their first of two NYC stops on the tour. It's sold out, but there will be a few tickets at the door.

Animal Collective (DJ Set) @ Brooklyn Bowl
Animal Collective continue their DJ residency at Brooklyn Bowl tonight with everyone except Panda Bear in tow.

Dre Skull, Obey City, Jubilee, Figgy, Sleepyhead, Chris Patrick @ Lot 45
Tonight's Broke City party at Lot 45 in Bushwick (411 Troutman) has a handful of quality DJs to keep you dancing all night long. Free before midnight.

Natalie Prass, Lady Lady, Small Wonder @ Rough Trade
Natalie Prass just picked up a ton of buzz (and a ton of Disney comparisons) for her debut album. Does she live up to the hype? Those with tickets to tonight's sold-out show will find out.

Algiers, Beliefs, The Flag @ Baby's All Right
London-via-Atlanta band Algiers make gothy/industrial soul, or soulful goth-industrial. If you're not sold on the recordings, word is Algiers, who just signed to Matador, are a see-it-live kind of thing. Also on the bill are Toronto's Beliefs who bring real muscle and songwriting chops to their brand of shoegaze.

Stranger Cat, Little Strike, Salt Cathedral @ Chelsea Market
Stranger Cat, the electronic art pop project of Cat Martino, headlines tonight's installmente of Paper Garden Records' Friday shows at Chelsea Market.

Violent Bullshit, IYEZ, Aircrafting, Hints @ Union Pool
While screamo pioneers Orchid are long gone, its members are scattered across a few solid newer bands, including Violent Bullshit, led by Orchid vocalist Jayson Green.

Too Many Zooz, Osekre & The Lucky Bastards, Douglas and The Goodhearts @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar puts local crafts, microbrews, food-truck type eats, mini golf, ping pong, and live music all under one roof. Tonight's live entertainment is headlined by funky brass band Too Many Zooz. Free.

J Dilla Birthday Celebration w/ J57 & Guests @ Littlefield
This weekend would've been J Dilla's 41st birthday. Celebrate his memory with MC/producer J57, PitchBlak Brass Band, and Product.

Hannibal Buress @ The Space at Westbury
Once an underground favorite and known as comedian's comedian, Hannibal Buress is nobody's secret anymore.

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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February 5, 2015

Danava @ Bowery Ballroom, 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...

Ex Cops, Sky White Tiger, Tempers, Rinsed (DJ Set), Prince Rama (DJ Set),Crocodiles (DJ Set) @ Baby's All Right
This isn't just a show, it's "Age of Aquarius: A Feast for the Senses" featuring bands, DJs, dancing, tarot, astrologers, and "fantasy." Ex-Cops, who went very pop on their second album, headline.

Bonobo (DJ Set), Museum of Love (DJ Set) @ Output
Museum of Love's Pat Mahony and Dennis McNany are both DFA vets and established DJs, so expect a fun night at Output's Panther Room with Bonobo.

Alex G, Teen Suicide, Eskimeaux, Sam Cohen @ Palisades
This show is pretty stacked all around. There's indie rock up-and-comer Alex G, his Orchid Tapes pal Sam Ray's no-longer-defunct punk band Teen Suicide (who just signed to Run for Cover), Frankie Cosmos collaborator and Epoch member Eskimeaux (who just signed to DDW), and former Yellowbirds/Apollo Sunshine singer Sam Cohen, who recently began a solo career after Yellowbirds' demise.

Danava, Natur, Dirty Fences, Ruby the Hatchet @ Saint Vitus
Portland, OR's Danava specialize in reviving '70s hard rock and proto-metal, with a splash of psych. Pretty well-matched openers tonight too.

Breakfast In Fur, Lost Boy?,Leave the Planet, Chimes @ Shea Stadium
Hudson Valley quartet Breakfast In Fur make anthemic dreampop on their just-released Flyaway Garden. Tonight's the record release show for that album, and UK band Leave the Planet is another highlight of the line-up.

Anvil, Lord Dying, Sunlord @ The Shop
Depending on how you look at it, '80s metal documentary subjects Anvil are either legendary or kinda silly (or maybe both), but High on Fire/Mastodon worshippers Lord Dying (who just dropped a great album) mean business. Kind of a weird double bill, but a good one.

Tall Firs, Mike Wexler, Zachary Cale, Metal Mountains @ Trans-Pecos
They're calling this "Heartworn Subways," which is a night of sets by "songwriters from our community here in NYC, kinda on the mellow, share-a-tune vibe."

Invisible Familiars, Jolie Holland @ The Living Room
Having worked with Martha Wainwright, Cibo Matto, Sean Lennon and others, Jared Samuel's own music, as Invisble Familiars, is an appealing hodgepodge of styles that is at once quirky, folky, poppy and danceable.

All Them Witches, Mount Carmel, The Well @ Mercury Lounge
If you're not at the Danava show tonight, the other place to get your fill of retro stoner rock is Mercury Lounge, where Nashville's All Them Witches headline.

Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band, Mind Over Mirrors, Horse Lords @ Union Pool
Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band may technically be a jam band, but they're the kind that fans of The Grateful Dead and Television could like equally. It's a good show all around with Chicago droner Mind Over Mirrors and Baltimore weirdos Horse Lords.

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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February 4, 2015

photo: Wildhoney at CMJ 2014 (more by Mimi Hong)
Wildhoney

Vessel album artwork
Vessel

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

Leave the Planet, Wildhoney, Dead Leaf Echo, Beliefs @ Cake Shop
Dreampop, shoegaze, whatever you call it...if you like this kind of stuff, tonight's a pretty unmissable show, featuring four worthy bands from three countries: Baltimore's Wildhoney, Toronto's Beliefs, Brooklyn's Dead Leaf Echo and, making their US debut, London band Leave the Planet.

Vessel, Container, Noveller @ The Wick
This is an excellent bill for fans of leftfield stuff, with two noisy electronic musicians, Vessel and Container, and guitar soundscaper Noveller.

Luke Temple, The Heaven's Jail Band @ Union Pool
Here We Go Magic frontman Luke Temple released Good Mood Fool 2013, that found him bathing in warm funk and gentle reggae, giving things an enjoyably mellow vibe. Maybe tonight he'll fill you in on what he's been up to lately.

Hive Mind, Uniform @ Home Sweet Home (Nothing Changes)
This installment of the Nothing Changes party will be a noisy one, with Chondriotic Sound label boss Greh's droning, pulsing project Hive Mind, and the hardcore-informed noise duo Uniform (ex-Drunkdriver, The Men).

Algiers, The Flag @ Mercury Lounge
New Matador-signed soul/goth/industrial band Algiers play their second of three NYC shows this week.

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.

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February 3, 2015


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

Diana Ross @ Kings Theatre
Brooklyn's Loew's Kings Theater has been renovated and officially opens to the public tonight. The first show there will be the legendary Diana Ross, who's set is sure to be packed with over 50 years of soul, R&B, disco and more.

Matana Roberts, Rain Machine, Ryan Sawyer / Nate Wooley / C Spencer Yeh Trio @ Union Pool
Matana Roberts' new album, Coin Coin Chapter Three: River Run Thee, is out today and she celebrates with this release show. Matana's roots are in avant-garde jazz, but this album has more in common with the experimental pop of Laurie Anderson and Julia Holter. Opening is TV on the Radio side project Rain Machine, and a trio from three NYC experimental-scene regulars Ryan Sawyer, Nate Wooley and C Spencer Yeh.

Spain @ Rough Trade
Slowcore pioneers Spain (aka Josh Haden for all intents and purposes) released Sargent Place, their fifth album, last year via Dine Alone Records. On his way to a European tour, Spain are playing NYC tonight.

Jerry Paper, Algiers, Jayyce, Eola @ Palisades
If you taste in pop leans towards eccentrics like Ariel Pink and Dent May, you'll probably enjoy the oddball song stylings of Jerry Paper whose new album is out in March. The "Special UK Guests" are in fact new Matador signees Algiers (who live in Atlanta but OK).

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

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February 2, 2015

photo: Napalm Death at Gramercy Theatre in 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
Napalm Death

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

Action Bronson @ BB King's
Queens rapper Action Bronson has a highly-anticipated new album on the way and a huge release show in March at Terminal 5. Tonight he plays a much smaller hometown show, one that's likely to get more crazy than T5. This show was rescheduled from 1/26, and is sold out.

Napalm Death, Voivod, Exhumed, Iron Reagan, Black Crown Initiate, Ringworm @ Gramercy Theatre
This is pretty much the only place to be for fans of heavy music tonight. There's grindcore pioneers Napalm Death, who just put out a new album that's still fresh and raw 28 (!) years after their debut, progressive thrash legends Voivod, death metal vets Exhumed, crossover thrash-lovin' supergroup Iron Reagan, and the influential hardcore-leaning Ringworm. Stacked show.

Broncho, Dreamers, Heaven @ Rough Trade
Broncho are in the midst of a tour supporting Billy Idol (which hit Beacon Theatre last week), and tonight they headline their own NYC show. If you like '70s power pop, '60s garage rock, and modern-day indie rock, Broncho will be right up your alley. Rescheduled from 1/26.

Vomitface, Whiskey Bitches, Pixels, Lip Action @ Cake Shop
Jersey City trio Vomitface make sludgy, grungy rock and this is the final night of their January residency at Cake Shop. Rescheduled from 1/26.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Hop aboard Wyatt Cenac's weekly Night Train comedy show with guests Damien Lemon, Alison Leiby, Greg Barris and more.

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

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February 1, 2015

Super Bowl

There aren't really many exciting shows tonight, considering most people are probably getting together with their friends, filling up on chips, dip, beer, and watching The Patriots play The Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX. This year's halftime show has Katy Perry (yaaaaay), and she's saying she'll bring out Missy Elliot, Lenny Kravitz and other guests.

A few NYC venues are hosting Super Bowl parties, including The Bell House, Brooklyn Bowl and Union Hall (which also has an improv comedy show with SNL writers in the other room).

Palisades has two shows today (afternoon and night), Output continues its 2-year celebration, and Cake Shop and Silent Barn have shows too.

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

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January 31, 2015

Savages @ Baby's All Right, 1/19/215 (more by Gretchen Robinette)
Savage

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

Savages, Nick Zinner @ Saint Vitus
It's the last night of UK postpunk devotees Savages' nine-show (three-venue) NYC residency where they've been working out new material. Tonight's opener is Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner. Sold out.

LE1F, Sick Feeling, Dark Blue, On A Clear Day, Mess Kid (DJ set), Matt Werth (DJ set) @ Aviv
Tonight's the release party for local hardcore band Sick Feeling's debut album, and they're joined by an excellent, extremely genre-diverse bill. Headlining is rap eccentric Le1f, right before Sick Feeling is Philly post-punks Dark Blue (who may at least be kind of "punk" but their romantic baritone is far from Sick Feeling's hoarse screams), and opening the night is ambient duo On A Clear Day.

Marshall Allen and The Sun Ra Arkestra @ Sugarcube
If you're looking for something different to do today, Northern Spy Records is celebrating its fifth anniversary today at this inflatable venue down by South Street Seaport. There is creative workshop with Maestro Marshall Allen from 2-4 PM and then Sun Ra Arkestra will perform at 7 PM. Free.

Crocodiles, Lazyeyes, The Teen Age, Shark Week @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Somewhere between Spacemen 3 and JAMC lies the sound of California transplants Crocodiles. They headline this free show tonight that features a nice lineup of better-than-most Brooklyn indie rock.

Horrendous, Artificial Brain, Throaat, Kosmodemonic @ The Acheron
Horrendous returned last year with Ecydysis, an excellent album of melodic death metal that's accessible but without sacrificing darkness and aggression. Tonight's their first NYC show since its release, and they're joined by a killer lineup of local support bands.

Elisa Ambrogio (of Magik Markers), Nathan Bowles, Pal Berta, Surfbort @ Silent Barn
Where Magik Markers remain dedicated to noise, Elisa Ambrogio's 2014 solo album The Immoralist features some downright catchy songs.

Sunflower Bean, Laced, Kissing Is A Crime, Lightning Bug @ Baby's All Right
Teenage NYC trio Sunflower Bean have been ubiquitous on local show lineups for the past year. If you see live music a lot, chances are you've seen them or at least been at a show where they were on the bill. The group just released their debut EP, Show Me Your Seven Secrets, and tonight's the record release show.

Big Muff Radio, Slonk Donkerson, Sofa Club, Kitten (DJ Set) @ Baby's All Right
After the Sunflower Bean release show, Big Muff Radio will have their own release party for new album, Life is Easy. Doors are at midnight and your $8 entry gets you a cassette of the new album.

Giraffage, Spazzkid, Maxo @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
R&B deconstructor Giraffage released the No Reason EP this past November, and tonight he brings his tour in support of it to NYC. Sold out.

Guardian Alien, Horse Lords, Banned Books, Palm @ Palisades
Palisades hosts a good bill of mostly experimental-leaning music tonight with Liturgy drummer Greg Fox's Guardian Alien project, Baltimore weirdos Horse Lords, Philly avant-popsters Banned Books, and eccentric indie rockers Palm.

The B-52s @ Capitol Theatre
Coming up quickly on their 40th anniversary, The B-52's still bring the party with a catalogue of classic dance-friendly postpunky new wave.

World/Inferno Friendship Society, Everymen @ Santos Party House
World Inferno Friendship Society have been mixing punk, klezmer, cabaret and more since 1996. The band's latest album, This Packed Funeral, was released late 2014.

Motion City Soundtrack, The Early November, Better Off @ Starland Ballroom
Motion City Soundtrack continue their Commit This to Memory 10th anniversary tour in Jersey tonight, and making this one extra worth the trip, back-in-action emo band The Early November open.

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 30, 2015

photo: Jack White in Austin last week (more by Tim Griffin)
Jack White

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

Jack White, Run The Jewels @ Madison Square Garden
Former White Stripe, blues lover, and guitar-rock devotee Jack White returns to MSG (where The White Stripes played in 2007) for his first headlining show here as a solo artist. His recent sets have all had him mixing it up between his solo stuff and his former bands (at his Nashville show on Wednesday, he actually reunited The Raconteurs on stage). If you're going tonight, definitely don't miss Run The Jewels, the recently-formed rap duo by Killer Mike and El-P that truly reinvigorated both of their careers. Tonight's show is sold out.

If you're not going, you can stream it live on Pandora. It begins at 9 PM and loops for the next 72 hours. An archive will go up on February 3 where you can listen to it song-by-song.

Hamilton Leithauser, Elle King @ Bowery Ballroom
While no longer fronting The Walkmen, Hamilton Leithauser retains his signature raspy, impassioned delivery...and taste in suits.

Torres, Mainland, Heliotropes, Ancient Ocean @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Torres announced her new album earlier this week, and put out the single which has her sounding more rocking than on her debut. Hopefully we'll hear even more new stuff tonight.

Beverly, Honduras, Christines @ Alphaville
Bushwick bar Alphaville has been open for a few months, but this is the first official show in its back room performance space. It's a pretty killer kickoff, with the ultra-melodic indie rock of Beverly, '60s revivalists Honduras, and Christines' thick shoegaze.

Blondes (DJ), John + Jehn, Johnny Hostile, JDH @ Good Room
While here for Savages' residency, singer Jehnny Beth has been doing a few shows with partner Johnny Hostile as their electronic duo incarnation. Blondes will be DJing.

Tombs, Black Anvil, Darkside NYC @ The Acheron
Sludgesters Tombs and black metallers Black Anvil are two of NYC's best local bands, and this spring they'll hit the road together in Europe. But tonight they'll give their hometown a taste of that same double bill.

Screaming Females @ Stevens Institute of Technology
Screaming Females are about to release their sixth album, and from the sound of the songs they've put out so far, it's going more of their badass rock and killer riffs. They've got a couple NYC shows coming up next month, but tonight they'll be nearby in Hoboken.

Invisible Familiars, Adam Schatz & Thomas White's Option Copter (w/ Cibo Mato, Delicate Steve, Sean Lennon + more) @ Baby's All Right
Having worked with Martha Wainwright, Cibo Matto, Sean Lennon and others, Jared Samuel's own music, as Invisble Familiars, is an appealing hodgepodge of styles that is at once quirky, folky, poppy and danceable. Tonight's the release party for his Other Music debut and opening is Adam Schatz & Thomas White's Option Copter that features Cibo Matto, Steve Marion of Delicate Steve, Sean Lennon, and "many more!" Sounds intriguing.

Ben Howard, Hiss Golden Messenger @ Hammerstein Ballroomv
Ben Howard's the headliner, but if you're going to this show we especially recommend showing up for Hiss Golden Messenger. He'stransformed from a haunting bare-bones folk singer to an Electric Dylan-esque folk rocker, and whatever mode he's in, it's great.

Celestial Shore, Zula, Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Voice Coils @ Shea Stadium
This is a pretty stacked bill of local experimental bands, with the mathy indie pop of Celestial Shore, the psych pop of Zula, the arty/eccentric Cloud Becomes Your Hand, and prog collective Voice Coils, who include members of various local bands and are fronted by Mitski.

Ovlov, Grass Is Green, Two Inch Astronaut, KSPILL @ Silent Barn
If you miss the indie rock and post-hardcore sounds of the '90s, you'll find that the bands on this bill fill that void pretty well.

Addison Groove, Doctor Jeep, ROZI, Regent Street @ Cameo Gallery
UK footwork producer Addison Groove is one of the musicians who had the pleasure of collaborating with DJ Rashad before he sadly passed away. If you like Rashad's stuff, there's a good chance you'll dig Addison Groove's too.

Frontier Ruckus, The Bros. Landreth @ Mercury Lounge
Michigan folk pop band Frontier Ruckus released their fourth album, Sitcom Afterlife, in late 2014. Tonight they make their way to NYC in support of it.

Sara Rachele, Kevin Hufnagel @ Union Hall
Singer/songwriter Sara Rachele makes folk with a rock edge, and opener Kevin Hufnagel is a ukulele-playing solo artist when he's not shredding in metal bands Dysrhythmia, Vaura, and Gorguts.

John Oliver @ Beacon Theater
While we wait for Last Week Tonight to return to HBO, host John Oliver does standup tonight in one of Manhattan's toniest venues.

Demetri Martin @ The Paramount
Master of witty deadpan one-liners Demetri Martin brings his tour just out of NYC tonight, and he'll be back in February to play the city proper.

Wolf Alice, Drenge @ Mercury Lounge
Two buzzy, hard-rockin' UK bands hit Mercury Lounge for the early show tonight.

The B-52's @ The Space at Westbury
Coming up quickly on their 40th anniversary, The B-52's still bring the party with a catalogue of classic dance-friendly postpunky new wave.

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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