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September 27, 2014

Torche at IO-Northside 2013 (more by Harriet Roberts)
Torche
Rentals

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

The Rentals, Mates of State, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin @ Irving Plaza
Matt Sharp's post-Weezer band The Rentals released their first album in 15 years this past summer via Polyvinyl which pretty much picked up where they left off (in a good way). Their labelmates Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin and former Polyvinyl (current Barsuk) band Mates of State will both make for nicely matched openers.

Beach Fossils, Heavenly Beat, Axxa/Abraxas @ Baby's All Right
It's an all Captured Tracks bill tonight, with Beach Fossils, their former bassist's solo project (Heavenly Beat) and Atlanta's Axxa Abraxas. This is the second of two nights at Baby's All Right for this lineup and the start of their tour.

Brooklyn Flea Record Fair @ Smorgasburg
The bi-annual vinyl extravaganza is back with tables from labels, some of your favorite local record stores, and used vendors. There's also Minimal Wave cupcakes and a host of DJs -- Nancy Whang and Jonathan Toubin among them -- and tons and tons of records.

Fletcher C. Johnson, Boytoy, Las Rosas @ Rough Trade
It's also Cassette Store Day and you can celebrate the medium at Rough Trade with this free day show curated by the current kings of cassettes, Burger Records. For more CSD fun, there's a Tape Meet at 1087 Flushing.

I.U.D. (Lizzy from Gang Gang Dance), Prince Rama, Psalm Zero, RatKing, Junglepussy, Juiceboxxx, King Concubine, Dark Sister, Trollkrem, tba, Fortunate Dad, DJ George Costanza, DJ Todd P @ MoMA PS1
The NY Art Book Fair is underway and this crazy diverse show happens as part of it with everything from psychedelia to rap to metal and still more.

Laurie Anderson, Kronos Quartet @ BAM
Part of Nonesuch Records at BAM, legendary boundary pusher Anderson teams with the Kronos Quartet for what is sure to be a special evening, their first-ever collaboration -- "Landfall" which was inspired by Hurricane Sandy.

Robert Plant (and the Sensational Space Shifters) @ BAM
Maybe Led Zeppelin will never reunite, but Robert Plant and his band the Sensational Space Shifters (including members of Massive Attack and Portishead) get the Led out on their tours and their original material's not half bad either. Tonight's the first of two BAM shows, part of Nonesuch Records at BAM.

Torche, Broughton's Rules, Descender, Black Black Black @ Saint Vitus
Torche are genuinely as down-tuned sludgy as they are addictively catchy and their shows are always a helluva good time. Don Cab/Blunderbuss-related math/post rockers Broughton's Rules are worth catching too.

Lee Ranaldo and The Dust, Metal Mountains, Tall Firs @ Union Pool
Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo focuses on melodic (and sometimes psychedelic) material with his current band The Dust. It's a little more straightforward than what he was writing SY but still excellent stuff.

Tape Deck Mountain, Slavve, Writer, Curelight Wounds @ Cake Shop
Slavve, the duo which features onetime Surfer Blood drummer Marcos Marchesani, released their self-titled EP this summer, full of hard-hitting lo-fi rock. Tape Deck Mountain, the shoegazy former San Diegans, released Sway last year. Their tour together starts tonight here.

Shellshag, Crow Bait, Murmurs, Pretty Pretty, Magnets @ Death By Audio
All around great lineup for punk and punk-ish bands at DbA tonight with local DIY regulars Shellshag, Long Island's alt-country-ish Crow Bait and their current tourmates from Seattle, Murmurs, and Columbus, OH DIY punks Pretty Pretty.

Phaeleh, Different Sleep, M!NT @ Glasslands
UK producer makes more of his atmospheric garage on his new EP which came out earlier this week. Tonight's show should be heavy on the vibes.

Old Wounds, The Banner, Go Deep @ ABC No Rio
It's the second of two NYC shows on the IO-presented Old Wounds tour, and today the metalcore ragers will be joined by The Banner and Go Deep.

Kasabian, Bo Ningen @ Terminal 5
Swaggering UK band Kasabian are still at it, having just released new album 48:13 that finds them still rocking in a funky, Brit kinda way. If you're going tonight, do get there in time to see Bo Ningen's wuxia take on prog-metal.

The Giraffes, Radkey, Netherlands @ The Wick
From the early days of the Brooklyn scene, hard rockers The Giraffes are back together with original singer Aaron Lazar for this show.

John Zorn, Billy Martin, Flea, John Medeski, Evan Lurie, Michael Blake, Calvin Weston @ Town Hall
The Strange & Beautiful fest, celebrating the music of Lounge Lizard leader John Lurie, comes to a close with this big tribute. Might Lurie, who's suffering from Lyme Disease, show up himself? We shall see.

Goldie, Dieselboy, Empress, Jakes, Double Dragon, Dave Shichman @ Verboten
Legendary DJ Goldie sounds Timeless as ever almost two decades after that album was released. Tonight he wraps up a short US tour in NYC.

Global Citizen Festival w/ Jay Z, No Doubt, Carrie Underwood, fun., The Roots, Tiesto @ Great Lawn at Central Park
Lots of big names are coming together for this year's Global Citizen Festival which goes down today in Central Park.

Nuclear Santa Claust, Thin Lips, Black Wine, Adam Finchler @ Shea Stadium
Two of Don Giovanni's great band, Nuclear Santa Claust and Black Wine, team with Philly punks Thin Lips and NYC anti-folk singer Adam Finchler for this bill at Shea tonight.

Fucking Invincible, Tiger Flowers, Hivemasher, Torrential Downpour + special guests @ The Acheron
Dropdead/Daughters-related band Fucking Invincible play a type of ultra-aggressive core that loves tossing '90s-styled jud-jud breakdowns into the maelstrom. Tonight they're joined by an equally heavy lineup all around, plus special guests are promised.

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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September 26, 2014

Broken Bells at Webster Hall in March (more by PSquared)
BB

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

Broken Bells, Hamilton Leithauser @ Central Park Rumsey Playfield
James Mercer and Danger Mouse's collaboration Broken Bells make the kind of music that is designed for big outdoor concerts like this one, every song an anthem. Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser opens the show.

Beach Fossils, Heavenly Beat, Axxa/Abraxas @ Baby's All Right
It's an all Captured Tracks bill tonight, with Beach Fossils, their former bassist's solo project (Heavenly Beat) and Atlanta's Axxa Abraxas. This is the first of two nights at Baby's All Right for this lineup and the start of their tour.

Laurie Anderson, Kronos Quartet @ BAM
Part of Nonesuch Records at BAM, legendary boundary pusher Anderson teams with the Kronos Quartet for what is sure to be a special evening, their first-ever collaboration -- "Landfall" which was inspired by Hurricane Sandy.

Caetano Veloso @ BAM
Singer/composer/guitarist/writer/political activist Caetano Veloso has been influential for nearly 50 years. For these shows, part of the Nonesuch Records at BAM celebration, he'll perform original songs from his most recent album, the Latin Grammy Award-winning Abraçaço.

Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats, Danava @ Bowery Ballroom
The UK's Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats have been making killer stoner doom for a few years now. It's psychedelic, catchy, and truly heavy stuff. They're currently on their first North American tour and they'll finally hit NYC tonight. Danava haven't been around these parts in a few years, so cool to have them on board too. Sold out.

Rise Against, Touche Amore, Radkey @ Best Buy Theater
The band we're most excited about on this bill is Touche Amore, who make ambitious, serious, and sincere post-hardcore and are never short of fantastic at their shows.

Dick Diver, PC Worship, Dark Blue, Free Time @ Death By Audio
Where some of the Australia's current crop of bands look to New Zealand for inspiration, Dick Diver's sonic antecedents seem to be homegrown: shadows of The Go-Betweens' sweet strum and melancholic lyrical streak can be heard in their music. This bill is (Ayers) rock solid, with Aussies-in-Brooklyn band Free Time, noisemakers PC Worship and Philly angsters Dark Blue.

Teleman, LOLO, Laura and Greg @ Glasslands
Teleman, the band formed from the ashes of Pete & the Pirates, released their debut album earlier this year. Frontman Thomas Sanders hasn't really changed his MO, still writing memorable pop melodies and clever arrangements around them. This is their second US show.

GBH, Angry Samoans, Reagan Youth, Burning Streets @ Gramercy Theatre
UK punk icons GBH are celebrating their 35th anniversary with a tour this year that also includes a couple other vets, Angry Samoans and Reagan Youth.

Tom May and Greg Barnett (of The Menzingers), Brendan Kelly, Elway @ Knitting Factory
Chicago punk label Red Scare is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a big hometown show in October, but ahead of that there's a smaller pre-party in NYC tonight. The Menzingers' co-lead singers and The Lawrence Arms' Brendan Kelly will both be playing acoustic sets which should work out well considering both bands have that heartland songwriter vibe.

Boomtown Rats, The Stunning, Mundy @ Terminal 5
Fronted by the outspoken Bob Geldoff, the Boomtown Rats are Irish rock legends, huge stars in the UK, with a deep catalog of material to pull from. The band reformed last year for their first shows since 1986.

Charles Bradley, Ratking @ The Garage
Charles Bradley's classic soul will bring you back to the genre's '60s/'70s days. Ratking's alt-rap, on the other hand, sounds very modern. Should be an interesting double bill, and it's free (you just had to RSVP).

Old Wounds, Meek is Murder, Divider @ Grand Victory
It's the first of two NYC shows on the IO-presented Old Wounds tour, and tonight the metalcore ragers will be joined by two likeminded bands, the mathy Meek Is Murder and Divider.

Celebration, Ed Schrader's Music Beat @ Mercury Lounge
A double bill of Baltimore at Mercury Lounge, with long-running band Celebration headlining and celebrating the release of their new platter, Albumin. Bass and drum post-punk duo Ed Schrader's Music Beat are always a fun opener.

MOTHXR (Penn Badgley's band), Rathborne, Mon Khmer, Prelow @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
MOTHXR (who used to spell their name Mother) is fronted by Penn Badgely, who you may remember as Dan on Gossip Girl. These days music seems to be his focus. They headline a night of pop indie at Brooklyn Night Bazaar which is a free show.

Hard Nips, Old Monk, Les Jupes, Glockabelle @ Cake Shop
With a clever, stereotype-twisting, double-entendre name, Japanese band Hard Nips make punky, in-your-face rock. Old Monk, meanwhile, put a slight math spin on '90s indie rock.

Iggy Azalea, Vic Mensa @ Pier 97
The increasingly popular Iggy Azalea headlines this show tonight, and if you're going we recommend catching opener Vic Mensa, who's collaborated with Kaytranada, performed with Damon Albarn and toured with Disclosure, to name a few of the cool things he's been up to recently.

Kneebody w/ Kimbra, Tiny Hazard @ Le Poisson Rouge
Kimbra's proper North American tour starts later this fall and includes two sold-out NYC shows, but ahead of that she'll be collaborating with local jazz group Kneebody at LPR tonight. Opening is Tiny Hazard who make St VIncent/My Brightest Diamond-style art pop.

The Rentals, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Hooray for Earth @ Stone Pony
Matt Sharp's post-Weezer band The Rentals released their first album in 15 years this past summer via Polyvinyl which pretty much picked up where they left off (in a good way). Their labelmates Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin open this show and tomorrows NYC show (which Mates of State are also on), which should make for a good double bill. Hooray For Earth are worth catching too.

Shawn Colvin, Steve Earle @ Capitol Theatre
Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle just wrapped up a tour together, titled "Songs and Stories, Together Onstage," which did not hit the NYC area but they're coming pretty close tonight. This should be a nice night with two great songwriters.

Tennis, Pure Bathing Culture @ Webster Hall
Tennis' new album, Ritual in Repeat, was produced by Pat Carney of The Black Keys, with additional help from Spoon's Jim Eno and Richard Swift. Needless to say, it's got a big sound. Pure Bathing Culture's catchy dream pop should start the night off well.

DJ Premier vs Pete Rock @ BB King Blues Club
Two legendary hip hop DJs, DJ Premier and Pete Rock, will be battling it out at BB King's tonight. Here's the details: "In a two DJ stage set up. Each legendary DJ/Producer known for their unique flavor and skills on the turntables, will spin their classic trademark tunes that have established their iconic presence in Hip Hop culture. A friendly 2 to 3 hour back and forth DJ battle show format will be performed....12 Rounds, Pound 4 Pound"

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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September 25, 2014

King Dude @ Best Buy Theatre in May (more by Chris La Putt)
King Dude

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

Laurie Anderson, Kronos Quartet @ BAM
Part of Nonesuch Records at BAM, legendary boundary pusher Anderson teams with the Kronos Quartet for what is sure to be a special evening, their first-ever collaboration -- "Landfall" which was inspired by Hurricane Sandy.

Caetano Veloso @ BAM
Singer/composer/guitarist/writer/political activist Caetano Veloso has been influential for nearly 50 years. For these shows, part of the Nonesuch Records at BAM celebration, he'll perform original songs from his most recent album, the Latin Grammy Award-winning Abraçaço. 

Iasos @ Body Actualized Center
New age icon Iasos recently had a new compilation released through esteemed reissue label The Numero Group. Tonight he's holding a workshop titled "Using Sound for Light-Body-Activation & Healing."

My Brightest Diamond, Doe Paoro @ Bowery Ballroom
My Brightest Diamond continues to expand her sonic palette on this year's This Is My Hand (which came out last week via Asthmatic Kitty). It's the arty chamber pop we've come to expect from MBD but she does it without repeating herself.

Final Bloom, Sapphire Mansions, The New Lines, Dick Diver @ Cake Shop
Where some of the Australia's current crop of bands look to New Zealand for inspiration, Dick Diver's sonic antecedents seem to be homegrown: shadows of The Go-Betweens' sweet strum and melancholic lyrical streak can be heard on Dick Diver's album, Calendar Days, which came out last year via Chapter Music. Tonight's show is high-quality start-to-finish, with the Felt-esque Sapphire Mansions, The New Lines' baroque psychedelia and electro-punks Final Bloom.

Mr. Elevator and the Brain Hotel, Froth, Corners, Wyatt Blair, Sunflower Bean @ Death By Audio
LA's Mr. Elevator & the Brain Hotel may be a new band, but their organ-driven psych rock sounds straight of 1967, recalling bands like Strawberry Alarm Clock and The Doors and doing that sound well.

Teleman, The Jaguar Club @ Mercury Lounge
Teleman, the band formed from the ashes of Pete & the Pirates, released their debut album earlier this year. Frontman Thomas Sanders hasn't really changed his MO, still writing memorable pop melodies and clever arrangements around them. This is their first US show, and they play Glasslands on Friday.

Antibalas, Hellbent @ Le Poisson Rouge
If you've ever wanted to hear Afrobeat versions of John Lurie's music, that's what you're getting tonight -- in fact, that does sound kinda cool.

EDJ, The Loom, Folding Legs @ Mercury Lounge
Fruit Bats may be no more, but main songwriter Eric D. Johnson has now struck out on his own as EDJ and his self-titled debut (out now) more or less picks up where Fruit Bats left off.

Lindstrom, House of House, JDH & Dave P, Dennis Kane (Panther Room), Darshan Jesrani (Panther Room) @ Output
Having been a dance music force for over 10 years, Norway's Lindstrom recently collaborated with Todd Terje and most just released the infections "Games for Girls" single with Say Lou Lou. Tonight's a DJ set.

King Dude, Dreadlords, Destroying Angel @ Rough Trade
King Dude's country croon is classic sounding, but he uses it to create genuinely dark stuff. Americana Gothic? Pretty close.

Earth, Cult of Youth, Dream Police @ Saint Vitus
Drone metal masters Earth play their second Saint Vitus show of the week tonight, and it's a good bill all around with dark folk/post-punk project Cult of Youth and The Men-related Dream Police.

Slow Magic, Kodak to Graph @ Santos Party House
Enigmatic artist Slow Magic was one our pleasant discoveries at CMJ 2012. We caught him at a day party set at Pianos and his laptop-and-drum setup (while wearing a big mask) was more alluring that we expected. His recorded music is pretty enticing too, especially if you still have a place in your heart for the genre formerly known as chillwave.

Cro-Mags/Bad Brains members, Subzero, The Wilding Incident @ Bowery Electric
Members of Cro-Mags and the Bad Brains are teaming up for this show which benefits The Children's Tumor Foundation to perform Bad Brains songs (like they did at AfroPunk last month). Also on the bill is another veteran NYC crossover band, Subzero, and The Wilding Incident (featuring Sacha Jenkins who's in White Mandingos with Darryl of Bad Brains).

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters @ Capitol Theatre
Maybe Led Zeppelin will never reunite, but Robert Plant and his band the Sensational Space Shifters (including members of Massive Attack and Portishead) get the Led out on their tours and their original material's not half bad either. Tonight's their first of three NYC-area shows, including two at BAM this weekend.

Bryce Dessner of The National, So Percussion, The JACK Quartet @ The Green Building
When Bryce Dessner's not rocking out in The National, he's also very involved in NYC's indie/classical scene, and tonight So Percussion will be performing his piece "Music for Wood and Strings" that he wrote specifically for them and which debuted at Carnegie Hall last year.

Clutch, Lionize, American Sharks @ Paramount
Stoner rock giants Clutch don't hit NYC on their current tour but tonight they'll be nearby for a Long Island show. Openers aren't too far removed in sound, so Clutch fans may dig them too.

Holy Sons, Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band @ Union Pool
Holy Sons is one of the many projects of the great Emil Amos (also of Grails and Om) and he's got a new album and live lineup this year.

Hank Wood and the Hammerheads, Anasazi, L.O.T.I.O.N. @ Palisades
This whole bill's full of raw, killer punk including the organ-driven Hank Wood and the Hammerheads and the post-punky Anasazi who are always favorites.

Slaughter & The Dogs, Stalkers, 45 Adaptors, The Rats @ Grand Victory
'70s era British punks Slaughter & the Dogs have been kicking again since the '90s and tonight they're in NYC for their first of two shows here.

Turnover, Light Years, Malfunction, Bellwether, Vomitface @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Turnover's new EP Blue Dream has them taking their punky post-hardcore into new, more ambitious territories and hints that great things are to come.

Sadaf, Profligate, ccoma drome, Nick Klein @ Secret Project Robot
This whole bill is cool, but one artist we especially recommend catching is the dark electronic/industrial beatmaker Profligate.

Glenn Tillbrook, Jefferson Grizzard @ City Winery
One half of one of the best songwriting duos of the new wave era, Glenn Tillbrook will squeeze in as many of your favorites as he 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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September 24, 2014

Earth at Inferno in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
EARTH

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

Mount Eerie, Mecca Normal @ Le Poisson Rouge
Phil Elverum is a prolific artist and though his Mount Eerie project didn't release a record in 2014, he released three during the two previous and has a double album, Sauna, due out early next year. Get a preview of the new stuff tonight.

Sales, Salt Cathedral, Mitski @ Baby's All Right
Orlando duo SALES has shared bills with both electronic art pop band Hundred Watersand lo-fi DIY songwriter Alex G and, though those are pretty different artists to play with, SALES' sound actually falls right in the middle of the two. Lauren Morgan's voice and the writing style are twee-ish indie pop but guitarist/programmer Jordan Shih's production gives it an electronic side that someone like say, Frankie Cosmos, doesn't have.

Laurie Anderson, Kronos Quartet @ BAM
Part of Nonesuch Records at BAM, legendary boundary pusher Anderson teams with the Kronos Quartet for what is sure to be a special evening, their first-ever collaboration -- "Landfall" which was inspired by Hurricane Sandy.

Rokia Traoré @ BAM
Also part of Nonesuch Records at BAM, the sounds of Mali come alive tonight via singer and multi-instrumentalist Rokia Traoré. Note: Toumani Diabaté and Sidiki Diabaté were originally to have played this show but had to drop off the bill.

Lee "Scratch" Perry @ Brooklyn Bowl
As influential as he is eccentric (which is to say, very!), Lee "Scratch" Perry helped created dub with The Upsetters and has pushed the sonic and psychic boundaries of reggae ever since. Brooklyn Bowl's website says the show starts at 8 PM but that sounds really, really, really early for Perry.

Front 242 @ Irving Plaza
With singles like "Headhunter" and "Tragedy for You," Belgium's Front 242 were one of the biggest, most influential industrial/EBM dance acts of the late '80s and early '90s. The band -- which still features core members Jean-Luc De Meyer, Daniel Bressanutti, Patrick Codenys and Richard 23 -- has continued on while other genres came and went.

Nothing Changes @ Home Sweet Home
If you wanna keep the dark, industrial vibes going after Front 242, you may want to head over to late night party Nothing Changes where fog machines and volume knobs are generally set to full blast.

Christopher Owens, Liam Hayes @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Former Girls frontman Christopher Owens will release his second solo album, A New Testament, next week (9/30) which dabbles in country and gospel. The songs sounded great at SXSW this year, and you can still get tickets to tonight's show.

Milagres, Jesse Marchant, Basic Shapes @ Rough Trade
Brooklyn's Milagres make gently anthemic indie, as can be heard on their second album, Violent Light, which came out via Kill Rock Stars this past spring.

Earth, King Dude @ Saint Vitus
Instrumental droners Earth got super heavy and super psych-y on their new album Primitive and Deadly. Catch them tonight with the Americana Gothic sounds of King Dude.

Lily Allen, Lolawolf @ Terminal 5
While her new album, Sheezus, is maybe not the full return-to-form we were hoping for from Lily Allen, she's still a lot of fun live. Unpredictable too. This is her second of two T5 shows this week and tickets are still available.

Big Terrific @ Cameo
Max Silvestri hosts the free weekly comedy show in the back of Williamsburg's Lovin' Cup. No word on who's performing tonight, but Max usually lets us know via his Twitter.

The Black Keys, Cage the Elephant @ Barclays Center
The country's most popular blues garage rock duo headlines their second night Barclays.

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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September 23, 2014

Tweedy in Chicago earlier this month (more by Brigid Gallagher)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Laurie Anderson, Kronos Quartet @ BAM
Part of Nonesuch Records at BAM, legendary boundary pusher Anderson teams with the Kronos Quartet for what is sure to be a special evening.

Tweedy, Jeff Tweedy @ BAM
Also part of the Nonesuch celebration, Jeff Tweedy plays twice at this show: a solo set and with Tweedy, the band he has with his son 18-year old son Spencer.

Sondre Lerche, TEEN @ Bowery Ballroom
Sondre Lerche's ambitious new album, Please, finds him dealing with divorce but still managing to find a hummable tunes amidst all the raw nerves and bare emotions. The LP's out today and this is the record release show.

Hag Face, Clean Girls, Dog @ Death by Audio
Canada's Crosss unfortunately had to cancel tonight, but you can still a taste of the Great White North via Calgary garage punks Hag Face.

Christopher Owens, Liam Hayes @ Highline Ballroom
Former Girls frontman Christopher Owens will release his second solo album, A New Testament, next week (9/30) which dabbles in country and gospel. The songs sounded great at SXSW this year, and you can still get tickets to tonight's show.

Panda Bear, Blues Control @ Irving Plaza
While there's still no firm date on Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper, you'll probably get a few (or more than a few) songs from the Animal Collective member's new album at this show tonight.

Yacht, White Fang @ Mercury Lounge
Having just signed to Downtown records, Portland dance duo Yacht will be trying out new material on this tour, plus old favorites too. This is their final of three NYC shows with White Fang. Tickets are still available.

Nada Surf, Elliot Moss @ Rough Trade
Nada Surf are about to start work in Brooklyn on their new album, but will tide fans over with a new B Sides album. You may get to hear a few of those rarities tonight. Sold out.

Lily Allen, Lolawolf @ Terminal 5
While her new album, Sheezus, is maybe not the full return-to-form we were hoping for from Lily Allen, she's still a lot of fun live. Unpredictable too. This is her first of two T5 shows this week. Tonight is sold out but you can still get into Wednesday's show.

Iasos, Laraaji, Dave Harrington, Prince Rama (DJ Set) @ Baby's All Right
Come celebrate the Autumnal Equinox tonight with New Age pioneer Iasos, Darkside's Dave Harrington and more. Expect to hear the word "vibes" a lot. Baby's will have a special menu too.

Ask Me Another w/ Lewis Black @ The Bell House
Another in NPR's "Ask Me Another" live quiz show tapings, tonight features veteran crank and Daily Show contributor Lewis Black.

Mount Eerie, Mecca Normal, Eartheater @ Trans-Pecos
Phil Elverum is a prolific artist and though his Mount Eerie project didn't release a record in 2014, he released three during the two previous and has a double album, Sauna, due out early next year. Get a preview of the new stuff tonight. Mount Eerie also play Le Poisson Rouge on Wednesday.

The Black Keys, Cage the Elephant @ Barclays Center
The country's most popular blues garage rock duo headlines Barclays tonight.

Shovels and Rope, John Fullbright @Music Hall of Williamsburg
All the way from Johns Island, SC,  indie country duo Shovels and Rope just released Swimmin' Time.  This is their second of two sold out NYC shows this week.

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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September 22, 2014

Panda Bear @ Warsaw in May (more by PSquared)
Panda Bear

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

"Rawk Hawks," "Naranja Bausch," Big Ups @ Shea Stadium
The two top-billed bands at this Shea Stadium show don't seem to exist, but "Rawk Hawks" is a fake song title off the leaked tracklist of Julian Casablancas & the Voidz' new album. Could it be them? And who is "Naranja Bausch"? Big Ups, we know. Sold out.

Courtship Ritual, Mister Small, Jerry Paper, Dinner @ Baby's All Right
With Monica Salazar's strong, charismatic vocals and Jerem Olstead's liquid bass and spare backing, duo Courtship Ritual's mossy vibe recalls Eno, Japan and early Love & Rockets but not really sounding like any of them. Their album on GODMODE is well worth checking out. Opening the night is Danish artist Dinner who just signed to Captured Tracks.

Shovels and Rope, John Fullbright @ Bowery Ballroom
All the way from Johns Island, SC, indie country duo Shovels and Rope just released Swimmin' Time.  This is their first ow two sold out NYC shows this week.

The Harlequins, Boytoy, Flykills, Lilith Velkor @ Death by Audio
Cincinnati, OH's The Harlequins thow a little more pop knowhow your way than the average psych-garage band. Stream their just-released live album below.

YOU, Evil Arrows, Kwame and the Uptown Shakedown, Elizabeth & the Catapult @ Glasslands
Brooklyn-based post-punk trio YOU. just released their third album, Sunchaser, via Dais Recordings. The band made the album with Cult of Youth's Sean Ragon and though they may be chasing the sun, they don't seem to be catching it if the album's gloomy-in-a-good-way songs are any indication.

Panda Bear, Blues Control @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
While there's still no firm date on Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper, you'll probably get a few (or more than a few) songs from the Animal Collective member's new album at this show tonight.

Yacht, White Fang @ Rough Trade
Having just signed to Downtown records, Portland dance duo Yacht will be trying out new material on this tour, plus old favorites too. This is their second of three NYC shows with White Fang. Tonight is sold out.

Startalk Live! @ The Bell House
The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival wraps up its 2014 run with a second night of this popular science/comedy podcast taping, tonight with Neil deGrasse Tyson and "special guests." Sold out.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac is back in the conductor's seat for this week's Night Train that features Nore Davis, Michelle Biloon, John Roy, Roy Wood Jr, and Marcus Monroe.

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

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September 21, 2014

The Drums on a Times Square rooftop in July (more by Wei Shi)
The Drums

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

King Crimson @ Best Buy Theater
Robert Fripp's legendary prog band King Crimson are back and for this tour Fripp will be joined by Gavin Harrison (drums), Bill Rieflin (drums), Pat Mastelotto (drums), Tony Levin (bass and vocals), Mel Collins (Sax, flute), and Jakko Jakszyk (guitar, vocals). Crimson's got tons of different styles throughout their long career that dates back to the late '60s, so tonight should be anything but predictable. Fourth of four shows.

Marnie Stern, Cayetana, Motion Studies, Crazy Pills @ Brooklyn Flea (3 PM)
The Brooklyn Flea happens every Sunday at 50 Kent, and from today through October 5, they'll also have free music starting at 3 PM. Today's lineup includes guitar heroine/funny stage banterer Marnie Stern, Philly indie rockers Cayetana, Brooklyn electro-funk band Motion Studies and Crazy Pills.

The Drums @ Rough Trade (1:30 PM)
Having played two much larger, sold-out NYC shows already, The Drums play this Rough Trade afternoon show today. You need to buy a copy of new album Encyclopedia which then gets you two entry wristbands into the show.

Simian Mobile Disco, JDH & Dave P @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
SMD's new album was recorded live with old-school analog equipment and no laptops. The duo will be playing it live just like they made it.

Dawn of Humans, Pharmakon, Missionary, Ivy, Cheena @ 538 Johnson
Bushwick DIY venue 538 Johnson is in need of some monetary help so tonight they're throwing this benefit that includes wild punks Dawn of Humans, melodic noise artist Pharmakon, hardcore crew Missionary, garagey punks Ivy, and Cheena.

Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival @ The Bell House
Two events close out the Bell House's 2014 EMCF: 'You're the Expert' which is "a live show, podcast, and new public radio program that uses comedy to make academic research more accessible and exciting" (tickets available); and then the ever-popular 'Star Talk Live!' cohosted by Mirman and Bill Nye (sold out).

Scott & Charlene's Wedding, Cassie Ramone, Free Time, Liam Betson @ Glasslands
You get two different and good Aussie-ex-pat bands tonight (Scott & Charlene's Wedding and Free Time) plus Cassie Ramone (Vivian Girls, The Babies) and Liam Betson (sometimes Titus Andronicus guitarist). Cool show.

Apache Dropout, Degreaser, xNoBBQx, X Wave @ Death by Audio
Lots of Australians on this bill too: Brisbane's noisy xNoBBQx and X Wave, plus Brooklyn's Degreaser (which contains a couple), plus headliners Apache Dropout who make records for the great Trouble in Mind label.

Why?, Dessa @ Le Poisson Rouge
Hip hop-inspired indie rockers Why? and Doomtree's spoken word/rapper/neo-soul singer Dessa are on a tour together which comes to NYC tonight for what should surely be an eccentric show all around.

Steely Dan @ Capitol Theatre
Donald Fagen and Walter Becker bring Steely Dan's "Jamalot Ever After" tour to The Capitol Theatre . Wear your bad sneakers if you like, but we have a feeling they don't serve pina coladas there. Cuervo Gold, perhaps.

Phil Lesh & Friends @ Forest Hills Tennis Stadium
We're sure The Grateful Dead are still loathed by many indie rockers out there, but not all. If you're at all interested, Phil & Friends put on great shows and the setlists are loaded with fan favorites.

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

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September 20, 2014

Nick Cave at Prospect Park in July (more by PSquared)
Nick Cave

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

Nick Cave @ Town Hall
Nick Cave returns to NYC yet again, for another screening of his semi-documentary 20,000 Days on Earth and a solo live performance. Sold out.

King Crimson @ Best Buy Theater
Robert Fripp's legendary prog band King Crimson are back and for this tour Fripp will be joined by Gavin Harrison (drums), Bill Rieflin (drums), Pat Mastelotto (drums), Tony Levin (bass and vocals), Mel Collins (Sax, flute), and Jakko Jakszyk (guitar, vocals). Crimson's got tons of different styles throughout their long career that dates back to the late '60s, so tonight should be anything but predictable. Third of four shows.

Wu Tang Clan, The Diplomats, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Curren$y, Lil Kim, Dom Kennedy @ Barclays Center
It's a stacked bill at Brooklyn's Barclays Center tonight of legendary hip hop from Wu-Tang, Dipset, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony and Lil Kim, plus a couple of the better newer-comers, Curren$y and Dom Kennedy.

The Drums, Beverly, Literature @ Bowery Ballroom
The Drums new album, Encyclopedia, adds some welcome dissonance to their usual helium-fueled surf pop. Tonight's sold out show features two superior indie pop bands: Beverly and Philly's Literature. There's a Sunday matinee show at Rough Trade too.

Backwords, Wild Yaks, Dead Stars, Radical Dads @ Baby's All Right
Backwords have come a long way from their folky beginnings and the band's new album, Nest, is fairly ambitious. They celebrate its release tonight with a very solid lineup of fellow Brooklynites, including classic-style indie rockers, Radical Dads.

Windhand, All Them Witches, Ilsa, Elder @ Saint Vitus
Windhand's doom metal (like most doom metal) is indebted to other bands, especially Electric Wizard, but they've got a sense of melody that makes them genuinely catchy. Their psych-rockin' tourmates All Them Witches are worth catching as well.

Kayo Dot, Islaja, Ill Convoy @ Trans-Pecos
Art metallers Kayo Dot have an insane palette of sounds on their upcoming album, Coffins on Io (obviously), and tonight they'll bring that wacky mix of styles to life at Trans-Pecos.

Kronos Quartet, Natalie Merchant, Rhiannon Giddens, Sam Amidon, Olivia Chaney @ BAM
The "Nonesuch Records at BAM" celebration continues today with an impressive lineup leaning towards the folk side of the spectrum.

Rhett Miller @ City Winery
While his band The Old 97's just released their new album, Most Messed Up, frontman Rhett Miller is in town tonight for this solo show.

Stiff Little Fingers, The So So Glos @ Irving Plaza
Jake Burns has kept the SLF flame alive through myriad lineup changes, though original bassist Ali McMordie is now part of the lineup again. Expect burners like "Suspect Device," "Alternative Ulster" and other favorites.

Yacht, White Fang @ Mercury Lounge
Having just singed to Downtown records, Portland dance duo Yacht will be trying out new material on this tour, plus old favorites too. This is their first of three NYC shows with White Fang. Tonight is sold out.

Those Darlins, Landlady, Heat,The Dirty Nil @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
It's another night of free music and not-free food, drinks, arcade games, shopping and more at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar. Tonight's a good lineup featuring Montreal's HEAT, Brooklyn's Landlady and Nashville's Those Darlins.

Palomar, The Oranges Band, So Cow, Overlord @ Cake Shop
Palomar have been around since the late '90s and have outlasted all sorts of other more hyped Brooklyn bands and scenes, putting out quality indie rock LP after quality indie rock LP. Tonight they play with another longrunning indie band, The Oranges Band, and Ireland's So Cow. That's a good show!

The Gooch Palms, Ed Schrader's Music Beat, New England Patriots, Mr. Transylvania @ Death By Audio
Seemingly every garagey/psych Australian band are on tour in the US right now, and tonight NYC gets Newcastle duo The Gooch Palms, their second of two shows here. DbA mainstays Ed Schrader's Music Beat are also a welcome addition to this lineup.

The Hacker, UNTOLD, Helix, Hank Jackson, Octo Octa @ 88 Palace
UK electronic musician Untold has put out tons of impressive material over the past few years, and had a hand in starting the post-dubstep movement, including an early association with James Blake. Tonight he's in NYC.

Javelin, Ejecta, The Great Void @ Glasslands
Avant-pop band Javelin team up with the Neon Indian-related and nudity-lovin' Ejecta tonight for this show at Glasslands.

The Dandy Warhols, Bonfire Beach @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Celebrating their 20th anniversary as a band this year, snarky psych-pop band The Dandy Warhols play their second of two MHOW shows tonight.

The Cave Singers, Ghost Pal @ Rough Trade
Folk rockers The Cave Singers return to NYC for two shows this weekend, this being the second.

Avi Buffalo @ Rough Trade (2 PM, free)
After taking time off for life stuff, Avi Buffalo is back with his second album, At Best Cuckold, which is another charming, cleverly arranged dose of acoustic-y indiepop. This is a free afternoon show (2 PM) and all ages.

United Waters, Samara Lubelski @ Silent Barn
NY's United Waters (the project of ex-Mouthus member Brian Sullivan) put out their album Sunburner earlier this year on Bathetic (the label Angel Olsen used to be on), and it's 8 tracks of good pop songwriting covered by a hazy coat of lo-fi. Samara Lubelski, who played in Chelsea Light Moving with Thurston Moore and several other projects, is on the bill too.

Doom, Hard Skin, EEL, Crimson Scarlett, Kicker, Nomad @ The Wick
Brooklyn's Burning continues today with UK crust vets Doom headlining, along with Oi!-sters Hard Skin, PE-infused punks EEL, dark punks Crimson Scarlett, the Neurosis/Filth/Dystopia-related Kicker, and Brooklyn noisecore rippers Nomad.

Steely Dan @ Capitol Theatre
Donald Fagen and Walter Becker bring Steely Dan's "Jamalot Ever After" tour to The Capitol Theatre . Wear your bad sneakers if you like, but we have a feeling they don't serve pina coladas there.

The Sugarman 3, Naomi Shelton & Gospel Queens, Daptone Records (DJ set) @ The Lot In Long Island City
The Lot in Long Island City is a free, all ages music & film series and today's afternoon entertainment features classic R&B/soul.

Jonny Greenwood (of Radiohead performing the score to "There Will Be Blood") @ United Palace Theatre
Paul Thomas Anderson's 2007 film There Will Be Blood makes its "live" premiere tonight and the event includes Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood performing his score along with help from the 50-piece Wordless Music Orchestra. This is night 2.

Bill Frisell @ Lincoln Center
Guitarist extraordinaire Bill Frisell, who'll soon be out playing shows with Sam Amidon, is with the Big Sur Quintet tonight, working work entirely from Woodie Gurtherie's catalog.

Dita Von Teese @ Gramercy Theatre
Burlesque star Dita Von Teese hits NYC for five nights as part of her "Burlesque: Strip Strip Hooray!" production. This is the final night.

Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival @ Bell House
The EMCF has two shows at The Bell House tonight: the always popular Pretty Good Friends, and then later one called "You Never Know Who Might Drop By." Both are sold out.

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

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September 19, 2014

The Replacements at Coachella 2014 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Coachella
Replacements

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

The Replacements, The Hold Steady, Deer Tick @ Forest Hills Stadium
Original Replacements members Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson have been back on the road since late 2013 for their first live shows in years, and tonight they finally bring the reunion to NYC. Their sets have pretty much been all hits so you can probably expect to hear a lot of the songs you're hoping for tonight. Both openers are bands that are definitely influenced by The 'Mats, and are also forces of their own. Whole show should be fun all around.

Devendra Banhart, Stephin Merritt, Iron and Wine @ BAM
Part of Nonesuch Records at BAM, tonight is a trio of solo performances from the label's more pop side. Merritt, of Magnetic Fields, Gothic Archies, Future Bible Heroes and other groups, doesn't play out so much anymore so tonight is a somewhat rare live show for him.

Trust, Crater, Glass Gang @ Irving Plaza
Trust is the nom-de-synth of Toronto artist Robert Alfons who makes puts a gothy spin on house pop, courtesy his rather sinister vocal style.

Metronomy, Dawn Golden @ Warsaw
Metronomy's new album, Love Letters, the normally electronic-leaning band headed into almost early-'70s Kinks territory. Live, though, the songs bounce a little more than on the record, and they don't skimp on favorites like "The Look," "Radio Ladio," and "The Bay."

The Weeknd, Schoolboy Q, Jhene Aiko @ Barclays Center
The Weeknd got some buzz off the strength of his trilogy of mixtapes back in 2011, and now with a proper full length under his belt and three more years of fast-rising exposure, he's taking on his first headlining arena show in NYC. Good openers too: Black Hippy rapper Schoolboy Q (whose solid Oxymoron came out this year), and druggy R&B singer Jhene Aiko.

King Crimson @ Best Buy Theater
Robert Fripp's legendary prog band King Crimson are back and for this tour Fripp will be joined by Gavin Harrison (drums), Bill Rieflin (drums), Pat Mastelotto (drums), Tony Levin (bass and vocals), Mel Collins (Sax, flute), and Jakko Jakszyk (guitar, vocals). Crimson's got tons of different styles throughout their long career that dates back to the late '60s, so tonight should be anything but predictable. Second of four shows.

Broncho, Low Litas, Nuns @ Baby's All Right
Broncho's brand of rock falls somewhere between garage and powerpop, and is chock full o' hooks. Tonight's their second of two NYC shows.

Here We Go Magic, Coastgaard, Eastern Midwestern, White Bike @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
It's another night of free music and not-free food, drinks, arcade games, shopping and more at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar. Tonight's a sweet line-up of local indie, headlined by Luke Temple's Here We Go Magic.

The Gooch Palms, Life Stinks, Lame Drivers @ Cake Shop
Seemingly every garagey/psych Australian band are on tour in the US right now, and tonight NYC gets Newcastle duoe The Gooch Palms, their first of two shows here.

Les Bonhommes, So Cow, Shark?, Shorts @ Death By Audio
Les Bonhommes are one of Greg Saunier's many non-Deerhoof bands; Ireland's So Cow makes superior indiepop. This will be a good night at DbA.

Kid Congo Powers & The Pink Monkey Birds, Apache Dropout @ Glasslands
Apache Dropout @ Glasslands
Kid Congo Powers has played in The Gun Club, The Cramps and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, which is an impressive enough CV to just rest on your laurels, but he's still making cool new music. You'll probably get a few songs from his former jobs too.

Cibo Matto, Nels Cline @ McKittrick Hotel
There's no doubt that Cibo Matto are fully back in action, having already played a ton of hometown shows lately. Here's another, and it's with guitar great Nels Cline.

The Dandy Warhols, Bonfire Beach @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Celebrating their 20th anniversary as a band this year, psych-pop band The Dandy Warhols play their first of two MHOW shows tonight.

Andy Stott, Demdike Stare, Millie and Andrea, Miles, Sean Cantry @ Output
Electronic greats Andy Stott and Demdike Stare join forces tonight for what is already an excellent double bill, but they'll be sweetening the deal by including a set from Millie & Andrea, the collaborative project of Andy Stott and Miles of Demdike Stare.

Gigan, Pyrrhon, Artificial Brain, Open Dile @ Saint Vitus
Head to Vitus tonight for a triple attack of tech death from Gigan, Pyrrhon and Artificial Brain.

Stiff Little Fingers @ Stone Pony
Jake Burns has kept the SLF flame alive through myriad lineup changes, though original bassist Ali McMordie is now part of the lineup again. Expect hits like "Suspect Device," "Alternative Ulster" and other favorites.

Bill Frisell @ Apple Room (Lincoln Center)
Guitarist extraordinaire Bill Frisell, who'll soon be out playing shows with Sam Amidon, is with the Big Sur Quintet tonight, working work entirely from Woodie Gurtherie's catalog.

Michael Che, Nick Thune, Jon Glaser @ Bell House (EMCF)
The 2014 Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival continues tonight with "A Night of Cutie Pies" featuring soon-to-be 'Weekend Update' co-anchor Michael Che, 'Delocated' star Jon Glaser, plus Nick Thune, and Karen Kilgariff.

Steely Dan @ The Capitol Theatre
Donald Fagen and Walter Becker bring Steely Dan's "Jamalot Ever After" tour to The Cap. Wear your bad sneakers if you like, but we have a feeling they don't serve pina coladas there.

Jonny Greenwood (of Radiohead performing the score to "There Will Be Blood") @ United Palace Theatre
Paul Thomas Anderson's 2007 film There Will Be Blood makes its "live" premiere tonight and the event includes Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood performing his score along with help from the 50-piece Wordless Music Orchestra. They'll do it again tomorrow too.

Dita Von Teese @ Gramercy Theatre
Burlesque star Dita Von Teese hits NYC for five nights as part of her "Burlesque: Strip Strip Hooray!" production. This is the fourth.

The Cave Singers, Alpenglow @ Mercury Lounge
Folk rockers The Cave Singers return to NYC for two shows this weekend, this being the first.

Sam Smith @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Sam Smith's solo music may not get you dancing like his Disclosure collaboration does, but head to Hammerstein tonight to see what else he can offer.

OK Go @ Bowery Ballroom
OK Go aren't the most consistent band, but they're putting out their fourth album next month and from the sound of its lead single it may see them in going in more of a synth pop direction. They'll DJ Glasslands after this show.

Hari Kondabolu @ Carolines On Broadway
NYC comedian Hari Kondabolu (older brother of Das Racist's Dapwell) put out his debut standup album out this year on Kill Rock Stars and has continued to be a regular on the scene since.

Doom, Lecherous Gaze, Aspects of War, Razorheads @ The Wick
Brooklyn's Burning begins tonight, headlined by UK crust vets Doom (who also headline tomorrow), along with psych punks Lecherous Gaze, d-beaters Aspects of War and the likeminded Razorheads.

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

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September 18, 2014

King Crimson
KC

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

King Crimson @ Best Buy Theater
Robert Fripp's legendary prog band King Crimson are back and for this tour Fripp will be joined by Gavin Harrison (drums), Bill Rieflin (drums), Pat Mastelotto (drums), Tony Levin (bass and vocals), Mel Collins (Sax, flute), and Jakko Jakszyk (guitar, vocals). Crimson's got tons of different styles throughout their long career that dates back to the late '60s, so tonight should be anything but predictable. First of four shows.

Ty Segall, La Luz @ Webster Hall
This is Ty's second night at Webster Hall, this time with support from Seattle's super-fun surf band La Luz. Ty's hot off his fantastic new album, Manipulator, and he's at the top of his game right now. Tickets are still available.

Metronomy, Dawn Golden @ Irving Plaza
Metronomy's new album, Love Letters, the normally electronic-leaning band headed into almost early-'70s Kinks territory. Live, though, the songs bounce a little more than on the record, and they don't skimp on favorites like "The Look," "Radio Ladio," and "The Bay."

The Skygreen Leopards, Lower Plenty @ Baby's All Right
Skygreen Leopards have been part of San Francisco's psych scene since the early '00s, with the core duo of Glenn Donaldson and Donovan Quinn with various expanding and contracting bandmates over the years. The music has remained consistent, however, pastoral folk pop indebted to the city's mid-'60s flower-power scene. The band just released Family Crimes over the summer. Tonight's show is with Chicago's J Fernandez whose brand of indiepop leans towards The Monochrome set.

Junglepussy, UNiiQU3, Thurmon Green @ Baby's All Right
NYC rapper Junglepussy has been playing an increasing amount of local shows lately and keeps winning over audiences. Maybe tonight's your chance to catch her.

WIFE @ Baby's All Right (FREE, 11 PM)
Hang around Baby's after the Junglepussy show for a free show from WIFE, the electronic project of former Altar of Plagues vocalist/guitarist James Kelly.

The Growlers, The Garden @ Bowery Ballroom
Part of the Burger Records family of bands, The Growlers' make crunchy party rock that goes well with an attempted keg stand. Sold out.

Turquoise Jeep, Oxymorrons, Saba @ Brooklyn Bowl
Turquoise Jeep have made quite the stir on YouTube for their viral singles like "Lemme Smang It," and tonight they team up with a slightly more serious rap group, Oxymorrons.

Literature, Crazy Pills, Big Quiet, BBOYS @ Cake Shop
Philadelphia band Literature just released Chorus via Slumberland and it's a real sparkler. The band are a lot of fun live too, and loud, not your typical wallflower indiepop!

Axis:sovA, Life Stinks, Weird Womb, The Flag @ Death By Audio
The moniker of Chicago musician Brett Sova, Axis: Sova just made the tape Worse Fools Cease to Be a Shadow which for the first time features him backed by other musicians (two in this case). It's shitgazy psych, dirty and in your face. They just opened for Ty Segall at Webster Hall last night. Also playing San Francisco's Life Stinks, and Brooklyn bands Weird Womb and The Flag.

Half Waif, Pinegrove, Una Lux, Poor Remy @ Glasslands
Half Waif makes synthy art pop similar to Austra or Zola Jesus, and tonight she headlines hometown venue Glasslands.

Broncho, EZTV, Low Litas @ Mercury Lounge
Broncho's newest LP is a good mix of indie rock, power pop and other influences. Tonight's their first of two NYC shows this week.

Hiss Golden Messenger, Alexandra Sauser-Monnig @ Rough Trade
Hiss Golden Messenger is on Merge for his new album which has him going into bigger-sounding and more intricately-layered territories. Mountain Man's Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, who guests on the record, opens the show.

Black Cobra, Lo-Pan, Kings Destroy, Godmaker @ Saint Vitus
Invisible Oranges is proudly presenting this show which is the NYC stop for sludge duo Black Cobra and stoner rockers Lo-Pan. Kings Destroy and Godmaker round out the bill.

Kode9, Mala, DJ Spinn, Taso, Ikonika, Scratcha DVA, Jubilee, Star Eyes @ Verboten
Forward-thinking electronic label Hyperdub is currently taking a chunk of their roster on the road, including founder Kode9, and that hits NYC tonight.

Billy Bragg, Billy The Kid @ City Winery
While known for his politics, Billy Bragg is at his best when writing about matters of the heart. A true troubadour, Bragg entertains equally with his music and between-song stories. Always worth seeing.

Dita Von Teese @ Gramercy Theatre
Burlesque star Dita Von Teese hits NYC for five nights as part of her "Burlesque: Strip Strip Hooray!" production. This is the third.

Talib Kweli @ Blue Note
NYC hip hop great Talib Kweli graces his hometown with a show at the Blue Note tonight. He'll be joined by a live band.

Sam Smith, Broods @ United Palace Theatre
Sam Smith's solo music may not get you dancing like his Disclosure collaboration does, but head to United Palace tonight to see what else he can offer.

Giant Peach, Brick Mower, Outta Gas, The Meltaways @ The Vangarden
New York's Giant Peach make quality punky indie rock (check out their new demos), and tonight they hit Brooklyn's The Vangarden (104 Emerson Pl.) for the first night of their tour. Tonight and tomorrow's Philly show are also both with Don Giovanni-signed Brick Mower, who are always worth catching as well.

Input w/ Midland, Jimmy Edgar, T. Williams, Cranks @ Output
Output's weekly Input party is tonight with UK house producer Midland, Detroit electronic musician Jimmy Edgar and others.

Elna Baker, Kevin Townley, Bridget Everett, Dave Hill @ The Bell House (Eugene Mirman Comedy Fest)
The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival is back, and tonight's kickoff show has been dubbed "Gowanus Idol." What kind of talents will Ira Glass, Amy Schumer, Bridget Everett, Bobby Tisdale, Amber Tamblyn, Dave Hill (and more) be showing off? This is one of the few EMCF shows you can still get tickets to.

OK Go @ Le Poisson Rouge
OK Go aren't the most consistent band, but they're putting out their fourth album next month and from the sound of its lead single it may see them in going in more of a synth pop direction.

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

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