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July 5, 2015

photo: Chris Gethard @ Rough Trade (more by Ryan Muir)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Dick Diver, Green Pages, Beastie Vee @ Cake Shop
Australia's Dick Diver are in the fine jangly tradition of The Go-Betweens, making heartfelt guitar pop with just enough rust on the edges. This is just-added show and openers Green Pages feature members of a number of Cake Shop regulars (German Measels, Sapphire Mansions / The Beets). $8 at the doo.

Swirlies, Laced, Kudgel, DJ Ning Nong @ Baby's All Right
Veteran shoegaze band Swirlies are touring in support of new reissue of their seminal Blonder Tongue Audio Baton LP, and while they aren't performing it in full like they did at Silent Barn yesterday, expect a lot of that album tonight. Also on the bill are fellow Boston vets Kudgel (who Swirlies released a split with in 1992) and Laced, the punky side project of Beach Fossils Dustin Payseur.

Dikembe, Slingshot Dakota, Big Eater, For Everest @ Shea Stadium
Gainesville emo revivalists Dikembe were set to be on tour with Empire! Empire!, who had to drop off, but Dikembe still made it here and they play with driving pop duo Slingshot Dakota.

Wild Pink, Gulfer, Vasudeva, Living Room, People Like You @ Cameo
Speaking of emo revival, if you dig mathy Kinsella-style emo, this whole bill (except Wild Pink, who are more indie rock) has elements of that.

Chris Gethard @ Union Hall
Chris is doing another of his "Career Suicide" shows at Union Hall, which will have "an hour of stand up focusing on suicide, alcoholism, and all the other funniest parts of life."

The Grateful Dead's Chicago shows are this weekend, and there are a few places you can watch the simulcast in the NYC-area.

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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July 4, 2015

4th of July Dogs 2015

Happy Fourth of July! Pleaser check out our guide to holiday events and fireworks, and you can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of today and tonight's shows. Meanwhile, here are some highlights...

Swirlies, Krill, Advaeta @ Silent Barn
Veteran shoegaze act Swirlies play their first of two NYC shows this weekend. This one is especially enticing as they're playing their 1993 album, Blonder Tongue Audio Baton in its entirety for "(probably) the first time and (maybe) the last time ever."

Kool A.D., Cities Aviv, Yung Gutted @ Aviv
If your idea of celebrating America's independence involves seeing left-field rappers, Aviv is the place for you to be tonight.

Festival of Independance w/ Freedy Johnston, Prince Rama, Salt Cathedral, more @ South Street Seaport
South Street Seaport hosts a wide variety of musical acts across three stages at this all-day music fest. Singer-songwriter Freedy Johnston and new age / space age duo Prince Rama are highlights. The Seaport's also a good place to watch the Macy's fireworks extravaganza.

Summer Thunder w/ Joe Bataan @ Union Pool
It's the Independence Day edition of Union Pool's free summer series, today's headlined by Latin Soul great and Summer Thunder vet Joe Bataan. Festivities start around 2 PM with band going on just a little later.

Warm Up w/ Nicky Siano, Virgo Four, Cut Copy DJs, Galcher Lustwerk b2b DJ Richard, and Bobbito Garcia aka Kool Bob Love @ MoMA Ps1
The Warm Up series continues, bringing another full day of forward thinking electronic music to MoMA PS1's outdoor courtyard.

Crazy and The Brains, Toby Goodshank, Little Cobweb, The Ben Pagano Band, Preston Spurlock @ Palisades
If you like classic '70s-style punk, but have thought to yourself "needs more xylophone," you're not alone. The members of Crazy & the Brains had this same thought, and they deliver their xylophone-filled punk in a way that sounds a lot better live than it does on paper.

Living Colour @ Commodore Barry Park (International African Arts Festival)
The International African Arts Festival began Thursday and runs through Sunday. Today's the third day, and features alt-metal vets Living Colour headlining. Admission is a suggested donation of $5 (or $2 for children).

Chromeo @ Surf Lodge
If you're out in Montauk for the holiday weekend, The Surf Lodge seems to be a cool place to catch popular bands playing very intimate shows. For example, tonight it's Montreal's dancepop duo Chromeo who last summer headlined SummerStage in Central Park.

The Grateful Dead's Chicago shows are this weekend, and there are a few places you can watch the simulcast in the NYC-area.


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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July 3, 2015

photo: George Clinton @ Beekman Beer Garden, 2011 (more by Chris La Putt)
George Clinton

It's Independence Day Weekend and we've got a guide to holiday events/concerts, and you can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Meanwhile, here are some highlights...

George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic, Fonky Kong @ Governors Island
It's the "Funk n' Cue" bash, starring interplanetary groovemaster George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic. Opening is Fonky Kong, who feature a member of Lettuce. Doors are at 5 PM.

Evan Caminiti, Circuit Des Yeux, Ancient Ocean @ Trans-Pecos
Circuit des Yeux (aka Haley Fohr) recently released her new album, In Plain Speech, which is her first for Thrill Jockey and first with a full band. The band is also on tour with her, and tonight's her first of two NYC shows. Headlining is her Thrill Jockey labelmate Evan Caminiti (aka one half of Barn Owl).

Sasha, SCUBA, Guti, Agoria, Kate Simko, Brad Miller, Joris Voorn @ Verboten StageONE at 50 Kent
The long weekend starts early with all-day "Last Day on Earth" party which is the first of the big shows Verboten is presenting at 50 Kent. Doors at noon.

Juan Atkins, DUST, Reade Truth, Alex From Queens @ Good Room
Keep dancing late into the evening with this party headlined by techno originator Juan Atkins.

Old Wounds, Vein, Go Deep, Icarus @ Grand Victory
NJ's Old Wounds released their second album, The Suffering Spirit, this week, offering up more of their crushing metallic hardcore. If you're going, it's also worth catching 6131 signees Go Deep, who make pissed-off heavy hardcore.

Talib Kweli @ Commodore Barry Park (International African Arts Festival)
The Interntional African Arts Festival began Thursday and runs through Sunday. Today's the second date, and features local hip hop veteran Talib Kweli headlining. Admission is a suggested donation of $5 (or $2 for children).

The Gradients, Bambara, Heaven's Gate, The Cradle @ Palisades
This is a very solid bill of NYC indie rock, which serves as the tour kickoff for The Gradients and The Cradle. In between are the very boisterous Bambara, and the muscular, melodic/dreamy sounds of Heaven's Gate.

Ital, Umfang, Pictureplane, Cities Aviv @ Lot 45
Local dancefloor-movers Ital, Umfang and Pictureplane team up with rap weirdo Cities Aviv for this late-night party at Bushwick restaurant/bar/venue Lot 45 (411 Troutman St). It's free before 11 PM, and $10 after that.

Crime in Stereo, Incendiary, Royal Psalms @ Saint Vitus
If you dig Long Island hardcore, this bill is tailor-made for you with the long-running melodic band Crime In Stereo and the newer, more metallic Incendiary.

Pile, The Austerity Program, Couch Slut @ The Bell House
If you dig the sounds of noisy underground '90s rock, this whole lineup should appeal to you. Describing the entire bill, Justin from The Austerity Program says it offers "three takes on the question nobody asked in 1994: "All the people buying these AmRep seven-inches, what will their music sound like in about two decades?" Your tl/dr answer: Pile = "rock-y", The Austerity Program = "pound-y", Couch Slut = " gonorrhea-y"." There you have it.

Izzy True, Vagabon, Fern Mayo, Painted Zeros @ Silent Barn
Don Giovanni-signed singer/songwriter Izzy True has a sound that's part anti-folk, part indie rock on her debut EP that came out on DG this week.

The Growlers @ Surf Lodge
If you're out in Montauk for the holiday weekend, The Surf Lodge seems to be a cool place to catch popular bands playing very intimate shows. Tonight it's garagey party-rockers The Growlers.

The Grateful Dead's Chicago shows are this weekend, and there are a few places you can watch the simulcast in the NYC-area.

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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July 2, 2015

photo: Pity Sex @ SXSW 2015 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Pity Sex at SXSW

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

Talib Kweli, Rapsody, NIKO IS, K Valentine @ Brooklyn Bowl
NYC hip hop vet Talib Kweli continues to release music and perform consistently. Tonight's his second of three hometown shows this week. Tonight he plays full-band at Brooklyn Bowl, and on Friday he'll be at the International African Arts Festival in Commodore Barry Park.

Ceremony, Pity Sex, Tony Molina, Wildhoney @ Shea Stadium
Ceremony have experimented with a lot of different styles since their powerviolence roots, and their newest album has them sounding more than a little like Joy Division. It's a good bill all around tonight, with shoegaze from Pity Sex and Wildhoney, and Weezer/Thin Lizzy worship from Tony Molina.

Bing & Ruth, Circuit Des Yeux @ Subculture
Circuit des Yeux (aka Haley Fohr) recently released her new album, In Plain Speech, which is her first for Thrill Jockey and first with a full band. The band is also on tour with her, and tonight's her first of two NYC shows. Headlining is local ambient group Bing & Ruth, whose last release was 2014's Tomorrow Was the Golden Age on RVNG Intl.

King Sunny Ade @ MetroTech Commons
Part of the BAM R&B Fest, today's noontime show features Nigerian music legend King Sunny Ade, still a positive force at age 68.

Elena Ayodele Pinderhughes @ MoMA
This is the kickoff for the 2015 MoMA Nights series, tonight featuring flutist/vocalist Elena Ayodele Pinderhughes. Her performance is in conjunction with the museum's One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North exhibition. This is free with museum admission.

Blind Idiot God, BBIGPIGG, Cellular Chaos, Clean Girls @ Paper Box
Experimental instrumental rock vets Blind Idiot put out releases on SST, Bill Laswell's label and John Zorn's label back in the late '80s and early '90s (all produced by Laswell except for one by Martin Bisi), and earlier this year they finally put out their first album in 23 years. It has them in fine form, as tonight's show likely will too.

Slaughter and the Dogs, The Baby Shakes, 45 Adapters, Weird Womb @ The Grand Victory
'70s era British punks Slaughter & the Dogs have been kicking again since the '90s and play tonight with Brooklyn's Oi-influenced 45 Adapters.

Running Late w/ Scott Rogowski @ Le Poisson Rouge
It's the season finale of Rogowski's live talk show, with a pretty great lineup: Jon Hamm, Jon Benjamin, Tom Papa and actor Craig Bierko.

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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July 1, 2015

photo:Ceremony @ BVSXSW 2015 (more by Tim Griffin)
Ceremony

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

Ceremony, Pity Sex, Tony Molina, Uniform @ Bowery Ballroom
Ceremony have experimented with a lot of different styles since their powerviolence roots, and their newest album has them sounding more than a little like Joy Division. It's a good bill all around tonight, with shoegazers Pity Sex, Weezer/Thin Lizzy worshipper Tony Molina, and noise/hardcore duo Uniform. This lineup (with Wildhoney instead of Uniform) does it again tomorrow at the smaller/sweatier Shea Stadium too.

Basement Jaxx, Masters At Work, The Internet, Fei-Fei @ Central Park SummerStage
Long known as one of the best live dance acts around, UK duo Basement Jaxx should have SummerStage bouncing with hits like "Red Alert," "Romeo," "Where's Your Head At?" and "Oh My Gosh."

Brian Wilson, Rodriguez @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Pop legend Brian Wilson released a new solo album this year, and he's been playing some of that on this tour, but the majority of the 30+ song setlists have been Beach Boys favorites from "Little Deuce Coupe" to "Heroes and Villains" to "Sail On, Sailor." His band includes fellow Beach Boys Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin. Making for a great double bill, storied folk singer Rodriguez opens.

Will Butler, July Talk, Walrus @ The Well
Arcade Fire's Will Butler released a solo album this year, and if you're a fan of his main band, you may dig some of this too. Today's show is a free 'Canada D'eh' show with an all-Canadian lineup, Canadian breakfast, Canadian whiskey, and Canadian craft beer. Doors are at noon and the music starts at 5 PM.

Bilal, DJ Adrian Younge @ Highline Ballroom
Philly neo-soul singer Bilal may not be as massive as Kendrick Lamar right now, but they worked on each others' new albums, so if you're a fan of TPAB you might like Bilal's new In Another Life too. Adrian Younge, who produced the album, is DJing tonight.

Talib Kweli, Rapsody, NIKO IS, K Valentine @ Brooklyn Bowl
NYC hip hop vet Talib Kweli continues to release music and perform consistently. Tonight's his first of three hometown shows this week. Tonight and tomorrow he plays full-band shows at Brooklyn Bowl, and on Friday he'll be at the International African Arts Festival in Commodore Barry Park.

PINS, Beverly @ Mercury Lounge
Manchester quartet PINS released their second album, Wild Nights, this week via Bella Union and it's a marked step up from their debut. If there's a little less sneer and snarl this time, it's in exchange for better songs and smoky, brooding atmosphere. They are well-matched tonight with Brooklyn's Beverly.

Chumped, Hiccup, Emilyn Brodsky, Early Riser @ Palisades
If you dig pop punk that avoids overproduction and is closer to Superchunk than whatever was on TRL in 2002, Chumped and Hiccup (members of The Unlovables, The Chris Gethard Show house band) will both be right up your alley.

Key!, B.I.C., special guests @ Santos Party House
Atlanta rapper Key! was once a member of Two-9 but has since gone solo and collaborated with Chief Keef, iLoveMakonnen, and others. Tonight's show is with the very fun Bronx crew B.I.C. (Bitches Is Crazy), who opened for Two-9 in NYC on Sunday. Special guests are promised too. Hmm...

Crying, Adult Mom, Greg McKillop, T-Rextasy @ Silent Barn
This is a pretty cool local bill, with Crying who went from a chiptune band to one inspired a bit more by Rush, and the Tiny Engines-signed Adult Mom who's not too far removed from The Moldy Peaches.

Barenaked Ladies, Violent Femmes, Colin Hay @ Pier 97
If this was your last summer on earth, would you want to spend it seeing Barenaked Ladies, Violent Femmes and and onetime Men at Work singer Colin Hay all at one outtdoor show? That's what the "Last Summer on Earth Tour" is banking on. Let's hope the world doesn't end, though.

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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June 30, 2015

photo: Brian Wilson at Wellmont Theatre in 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Brian Wilson

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

Brian Wilson, Rodriguez @ Jones Beach
Pop legend Brian Wilson released a new solo album this year, and he's been playing some of that on this tour, but the majority of the 30+ song setlists have been Beach Boys favorites from "Little Deuce Coupe" to "Heroes and Villains" to "Sail On, Sailor." His band includes fellow Beach Boys Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin. Making for a great double bill, storied folk singer Rodriguez opens.

Melvins, Le Butcherettes @ Santos Party House
Sludge vets Melvins last released Hold It In in 2014, and there's a documentary on them set to come out next year. Tonight's their second of two NYC shows with Le Butcherettes.

Miguel @ Le Poisson Rouge
Miguel's new album, Wildheart, is out today. Like his last one, it's sultry R&B with bits of psychedelia and rock guitar, and Miguel's fantastic voice leads the way. Tonight he plays this intimate free show (which you had to RSVP for), and he'll play a much bigger NYC show at Terminal 5 in August.

Vince Staples @ Apple Store Soho (5:30 PM)
Vince Staples put out his excellent debut LP this week. It's got futuristic production from No ID and a small impressive cast of collaborators, political of-the-moment lyrics, and killer delivery from Vince. He's in NYC for a discussion & short performance at the Apple Store Soho this evening, and then...

Fetty Wap, K Camp, Tink, Goldlink, Vince Staples, Raury, Shy Glizzy, OG Maco, Kidd Kidd, DeJ Loaf @ Best Buy Theater (XXL Freshmen Show)
...Vince heads to Best Buy Theater for the annual XXL Freshmen show. There are others worth catching at this one too, including "Trap Queen" hitmaker Fetty Wap, Tink, Goldlink, Raury, and DeJ Loaf, to name a few.

Sondre Lerche, Steve Marion, Jonas Alaska @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Sondre Lerche's ambitious 2014 album, Please, found him dealing with divorce but still managing to find a hummable tunes amidst all the raw nerves and bare emotions. He's a real charmer live.

Widowspeak, Small Black, Eternal Summers @ Brooklyn Bowl
Widowspeak sound rejuvenated on their forthcoming All Yours, managing to maintain their breathy vibe while finding fresh sounds. Get an early listen live tonight and if you're going, get there early for Virginia's Eternal Summers

Hugh Cornwell @ Good Room
The voice behind such songs as "Peaches," "Golden Brown," and "No More Heroes," the former Stranglers frontman plays with his solo band tonight.

Win Win, Cookies, DD Elle @ Rough Trade
Win Win have left their dancepop beginnings for a more textured, organic sound that's much harder to define on new album, Primaries. There's still an emphasis on rhythm and melody, but this is much weirder, trippier and more interesting. Tonight's the record release show.

Rooftops Films w/ Computer Magic, 'Bridesmaids' @ Solar One
It's a free night of entertainment in Kips Bay featuring the 2011 hit comedy Bridesmaids with an opening set from Brooklyn synthpop band Computer Magic. 8:30 doors.

Imagine Dragons, Metric, Halsey @ Barclays Center
We don't recommend seeing the headliner (or the opener), but it's a chance to see Canadian indie band Metric who recently put out the lead single from their upcoming sixth album.

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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June 29, 2015

Rush at Jones Beach in 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
Rush
Sloan @ Music Hall of Williamsburg, 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Rush @ MSG
Rush have officially been a band for four decades, and in that time they've made challenging prog, blissful pop, and covered a lot of the ground in between. They're celebrating the 40th anniversary of this fruitful career on their current tour, which hits NYC tonight.

Sloan @ Rough Trade
While they haven't been going quite as long as Rush, fellow Canadians Sloan are equally beloved (though in probably different but overlapping circles.) Having released the terrific Commonwealth last year, the band will play most of that LP in their first set, and then features favorites from the rest of their career in a second set. Rough Trade is pretty small for them, this should be a treat.

Melvins, Le Butcherettes @ Santos Party House
Sludge vets Melvins last released Hold It In in 2014, and there's a documentary on them set to come out next year. Tonight's their first of two NYC shows with Le Butcherettes.

Crowbar, Battlecross, Lord Dying, Carcosa @ Saint Vitus
NOLA sludge band Crowbar are on tour in continued support of last year's Symmetry Black. It's also worth catching their Relapse-signed labelmates Lord Dying, who offer up some good High on Fire/early Mastodon worship.

Voice Coils, Nat Baldwin @ Roulette
Voice Coils is the proggy experimental pop collective with members of Roomrunner, Porches, Extra Life, Couch Slut and more. (Mitski is on their records but hasn't been playing live with them lately.) Tonight's the release show for their new EP, with quality support from Dirty Projectors member Nat Baldwin.

Metal Mountains, Jasmine Dreame Wagner, Charlie Rauh, Mia Theodoratus, Sun Riah @ Palisades
Minimalist psych-folk band Metal Mountains is the project of Helen Rush and Pat Gubler. They have a new record on the way, so maybe we'll hear some new ones tonight.

Lafawndah, ADR, Nightfeelings, L-Vis 1990, Soulmates, HD, Backdrop @ Baby's All Right
Eccentric genre-defying performer Lafawndah is playing Warm Up later this summer, but you can catch her in NYC tonight.

Tamara Renée, DonChristian, Amani @ Cameo
Singer/rapper Tamara Renee has a good mix of R&B/soul and rap on her Ultra Violet EP. Catch her live tonight with another quality local rapper, DonChristian.

Lee Ranaldo, Chris Corsano, Raül Fernandez Refree @ Joe's Pub
Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo has been working on a new record with Barcelona producer Raül Fernandez Refree, and tonight the pair will team up with drummer Chris Corsano for this "Barcelona Sounds" show.

Imagine Dragons, Metric, Halsey @ Prudential Center
We don't recommend seeing the headliner (or the opener), but it's a chance to see Canadian indie band Metric who recently put out the lead single from their upcoming sixth album. They do it again at Barclays Center tomorrow.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
All aboard Wyatt Cenac's weekly comedy cavalcade, tonight with special guests Josh Gondelman, Mark Normand, Janelle James, Kendra Cunningham, and more

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

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June 28, 2015

2014 NYC Gay Pride March (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Gay Pride 2014

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

NYC Pride March & Dance on the Pier
With Friday's historic Same Sex Marriage ruling, Pride levels are at an all-time high. Expect massive crowds at today's March and Dance on the Pier finale.

Contemporary Color @ Barclays Center
David Byrne's high-concept extravaganza Contemporary Color matches Blood Orange, Nelly Furtado, How To Dress Well, Kelis, St. Vincent, Nico Muhly (and Ira Glass), tUnE-YaRds, Money Mark, Ad Rock and more to high school color guards. It debuted in Toronto earlier this week to rave reviews and this is the second of two nights at Barclays.

They Might Be Giants @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (2 matinees)
TMBG's whimsically odd sense of humor was a natural match for kids and when they finally got around to making actual childrens' records, it was an instant hit. They'll be playing two family-friendly sets today at 12:30 PM and 3:30 PM.

75 Dollar Bill, Bill Orcutt, Tom Carter, Pat Noecker, Excepter DJs @ Trans-Pecos
Since his days in '90s noise band Harry Pussy, Bill Orcutt has been unleashing his frenetic, bluesy/jazzy blast guitar style upon the world. He plays tonight with Other Music-signed 75 Dollar Bill and more.

Tonstartssbandht, Steve JR, Macula Dog, Jerry Paper @ Baby's All Right
Montreal-via-Brooklyn experimental duo Tonstartssbandht headline this night of outsiders that's opened by Brooklyn's eccentric, robe-wearing Jerry Paper.

Broken Water, Katrina Stonehart, Mami @ Elvis Guesthouse
Olympia, WA's Broken Water seem caught between two worlds, though both could've existed in 1993. They have a fuzzy, pop side, as well as an aggressive, grungy punk side. They seem to like the dichotomy, and both sides can be heard on their new album,Wrought.

Porches, Frankie Cosmos @ Storm King Art Center
Storm King's not very far from NYC, and it's a gorgeous place to spend a weekend afternoon out of the city, even when there isn't live music. But today there is: related bands Porches and Frankie Cosmos. Shows are free with admission into the park.

Two-9, HD Been Dope, Depo, Bitches Is Crazy @ Gramercy Theatre
Atlanta rap crew Two-9 return to NYC tonight, and there's great local representation from Brooklyn rapper HD Been Dope and Bronx group Bitches Is Crazy.

D'Angelo, Meg Mac @ Starland Ballroom
Neo-soul great D'Angelo may take a very long time releasing albums, but it's always worth the wait because the three that he has are masterpieces. That includes 2014's Black Messiah.

Wolvserpent, Fell Voices, Svart Crown, Mutilation Rites @ Saint Vitus
It's the third and last night of the three-night Stardust festival at Saint Vitus, which brings a handful of diverse and awesome metal bands together for the weekend.

Mannequin Pussy, Kal Marks, IAN, Dead Tenants @ Palisades
Philly's shoegazy punks Mannequin Pussy and Boston's quirky indie rockers Kal Marks team up for this show, which is a pretty cool pairing.

Red City Radio, Banquets, Royal Psalms, Watermedown @ Riis Park Beach Bazaar
Oklahoma's Red City Radio make gravelly-voiced Hot Water Music-style punk, and despite losing one of their co-frontmen, this year's self-titled album has them remaining in great form.

Foxy Brown, Juliana Huxtable, Joey LaBeija, Cazwell @ The Westway
It's another installment of The Westway's 'Westgay' party, this time with Brooklyn hip hop vet Foxy Brown who has records dating back to the '90s as a solo artist and a member of Nas' group The Firm.

Jon and Josiah (from The Head and the Heart) @ The Surf Lodge
If taking a trip to the Hamptons is in the cards for you this weekend, spice up your stay there with some indie folk from two members of The Head and the Heart.

Justin Vivian Bond: Swallow My Pride @ Joe's Pub
A regular in NYC's drag scene for years, and once a member of the duo Kiki and Herb (with Kenny Mellman, who is now in The Julie Ruin), Justin Vivian Bond wraps up a 2-night stand at Joe's Pub tonight.

FarmBorough Festival @ Randall's Island
Randall's Island's first-ever country music festival wraps up today with Luke Bryan, Randy Hauser, and more.

Del Close Marathon
The Upright Citizens Brigade's annual around-the-clock improv onslaught brings unscripted laughs to a multitude of venues today, the last of the marathon.

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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June 27, 2015

photo: Morrissey at Firefly last week (more by Vladislav Grach)
Morrissey

Contemporary Color in Toronto earlier this week (photo via @liveinlimbo)
Contemporary Color Toronto

Morrissey, Blondie @ Madison Square Garden
In good health now, Morrissey is here to play of the biggest rooms in NYC, a double bill with local legends Blondie.

Contemporary Color @ Barclays Center
Meanwhile, over at NYC's other basketball arena, David Byrne's high-concept extravaganza Contemporary Color matches Blood Orange, Nelly Furtado, How To Dress Well, Kelis, St. Vincent, Nico Muhly (and Ira Glass), tUnE-YaRds, Money Mark, Ad Rock and more to high school color guards. It debuted in Toronto earlier this week to rave reviews. This is the first of two nights at Barclays.

Rush @ Prudential Center
Rush have officially been a band for four decades, and in that time they've made challenging prog, blissful pop, and covered a lot of the ground in between. They're celebrating the 40th anniversary of this fruitful career on their current tour, which is just outside of NYC tonight and comes to MSG on Monday.

No Joy @ Rough Trade (1:30 PM)
No Joy's new album, More Faithful, is a great example of the possibilities still open within the shoegaze genre, making for an extremely satisfying listen. Live, they still turn things up to tinnitus-levels. This is a FREE afternoon show and the first 10 people through the door get a copy of More Faithful on cassette.

Destruction Unit, Cheena, Beech Creeps @ Union Pool (2 PM)
To quote Thee Oh Sees frontman John Dywer, Destruction Unit are "one of the most important underground bands in America," and seeing them just once can prove why. And with this band, seeing them a second time is often an entirely different experience. So even if you caught them at Palisades last night, it's worth getting to Union Pool this afternoon. Good openers too.

Broken Water, RIPS, Grooms @ Union Pool
You can just make a whole day of it at Union Pool: Olympia, WA's Broken Water seem caught between two worlds, though both could've existed in 1993. They have a fuzzy, pop side, as well as an aggressive, grungy punk side. They seem to like the dichotomy, and both sides can be heard on their new album,Wrought. Get there early for Brooklyn's terrific Grooms.

Tigers Jaw (acoustic), lowercase roses @ Le Poisson Rouge
Tigers Jaw made one of our favorite albums of last year with Charmer, and as their new acoustic album proves, those songs sound pretty great stripped down. That's how they'll be performing tonight. Opening is lowercases roses, aka Matt Scheuermann of The Sidekicks, who has a somber acoustic sound himself, somewhere between early Death Cab and The Microphones.

Pachanga Boys, Eclair Fifi, Samantha Urbani, Amnesia Scanner, The Black Madonna @ MoMA PS1 (Warm Up)
MoMA PS1's Warm Up series brings forward-thinking electronic music to the venue every Saturday afternoon for the whole summer. This is the first one of 2015, and the artist of the moment on this bill is Dev Hynes associate/former Friends singer Samantha Urbani, whose solo singles have been picking up buzz lately.

Del Close Marathon
The Upright Citizens Brigade's annual around-the-clock improv onslaught brings unscripted laughs to a multitude of venues this weekend.

Tombs, Black Anvil, Svart Crown, Vorde @ Saint Vitus
It's the second night of the three-night Stardust festival at Saint Vitus, which brings a handful of diverse and awesome metal bands together for the weekend.

Dope Body, Show Me The Body, Banned Books, Dadras @ Aviv
Dope Body just never stop making noise. Last year's Lifer is still fresh in our heads, and they already dropped the Big Black-ish single "Old Grey" off their upcoming album, Kunk. Maybe we'll hear some more new stuff tonight?

Oshun, Princess Nokia, Mal Devisa @ C'mon Everybody
College-age duo Oshun blend neo-soul, hip hop, and a strong political message on their debut mixtape, ASASE YAA, which sounds like the work of seasoned musicians. It's great stuff, and here's a chance to see it performed live.

Hammer and the Nails, MFP, Moron, NYC Headhunters @ Acheron
Boston's Hammer and the Nails make Oi!-inspired punk that's very catchy but not at all polished (listen here). Tonight's show is with two hardcore bands from their hometown, and local support from NYC Headhunters.

Fucked Up, Doomsquad @ WFMU Monty Hall
In addition to their full lengths, Fucked Up's ongoing 'Zodiac' single series ignores all boundaries of hardcore (for example, their new single has a 20+ minute song and elements of psychedelia). Their current tour is in support of that single series, and openers DOOMSQUAD are joining them on stage for some songs.

The World Is a Beautiful Place and I'm No Longer Afraid to Die, Spraynard, Makeshift Shelters @ Amityville Music Hall
Emo/chamber pop outfit The World Is a Beautiful Place and I'm No Longer Afraid to Die recently inked a deal with Epitaph and have a new album on the way, though we're still waiting on music from that. Spraynard have a new one coming on their new label home, Jade Tree, and the raw pop punk singles they've dropped so far sound great.

The Adolescents, The Weirdos @ Asbury Lanes
This is a pairing of two West Coast punk greats, Adolescents and The Weirdos. The bands' lineups aren't exactly the same as back then, but they both have a couple constant members and this show should still be pretty wild.

FarmBorough Festival @ Randall's Island
Randall's Island gets its first-ever country music festival, and today's lineup features Dwight Yoakam, Sturgill Simpson, and more.

Jonathan Rado (of Foxygen), The Lemon Twigs, Jackie Cohen, Los Cripis, Fungi Girls @ Baby's All Right
Foxygen's Jonathan Rado headlines tonight, but this is a quality show all-around with brotherly psych-pop band The Lemon Twigs and garagey Fungi Girls

Philip Glass & Tim Fain Benefit Concert for Nepal @ David Zwirner
Philip Glass will join violinist Tim Fain for a special benefit concert happening inside the Richard Serra: Equal's installation at David Zwirner which is made up of 40-ton steel cubes.

Marc Maron @ The Paramount
Having just made headlines interviewing President Obama, comedian, podcaster, TV star and enjoyable crank Marc Maron brings his current standup show to Long Island with a warm-up set from Mike Lawrence.

Justin Vivian Bond: Swallow My Pride @ Joe's Pub
A regular in NYC's drag scene for years, and once a member of the duo Kiki and Herb (with Kenny Mellman, who is now in The Julie Ruin), Justin Vivian Bond begins a 2-night stand at Joe's Pub tonight.

Allah-Las, The White Buffalo @ The Surf Lodge
If you're out in Montauk today, there are few bands better suited to play The Surf Lodge's free concert series than Los Angeles' Allah-Las who look and sound like the stepped out of The Endless Summer.

Matthew Dear, Daniel Bell, Ejeca, Heathered Pearls @ Verboten
Avant-pop artist, producer and interesting fellow, Matthew Dear spins records 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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June 26, 2015

Fucked Up in London in May (more by Rachel Juarez-Carr)
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Mission of Burma @ The Bell House, 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...

Fucked Up, DOOMSQUAD @ The Wick
In addition to their full lengths, Fucked Up's ongoing 'Zodiac' single series ignores all boundaries of hardcore (for example, their new single has a 20+ minute song and elements of psychedelia). Their current tour is in support of that single series, and openers DOOMSQUAD are joining them on stage for some songs.

Great Lake Swimmers, Vandaveer @ Bowery Ballroom
Toronto's Great Lake Swimmers offered up another dose of their indie folk rock on this year's A Forest of Arms. They were in NYC early last month, and they return tonight.

The Adolescents, The Weirdos, All Torn Up, Electric Frankenstein @ Gramercy Theatre
This is a pairing of two West Coast punk greats, Adolescents and The Weirdos. The bands' lineups aren't exactly the same as back then, but they both have a couple constant members and this show should still be pretty wild.

Jessica Pratt, Ryley Walker @ Le Poisson Rouge
If you like late '60s / early '70s psychedelic folk, few 2015 albums capture that sound better than the ones by Jessica Pratt and Ryley Walker. Jessica has a hushed style, not unlike Vashti Bunyan or Sibylle Baier, while Ryley is jazzier and jammier, similar to The Pentangle.

Mykki Blanco (Dogfood MG), Psycho Egyptian, Violence, Amnesia Scanner @ Palisades
Mykki Blanco isn't rapping these days, but still finding ways to put on eccentric performances. Who knows what tonight's show will have in store.

Wolvserpent, Fell Voices, Anicon @ Saint Vitus
It's the first night of the three-night Stardust festival at Saint Vitus, which brings a handful of diverse and awesome metal bands together for the weekend.

Pride Week Rally w/ Ashanti @ Pier 26
Pride Week kicks into high gear with the annual Rally, this year featuring R&B star Ashanti.

'Paris is Burning' screening @ Prospect Park
To quote the event description: "BRIC's screening of the Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning documentary Paris Is Burning will feature an introduction by director Jennie Livingston and by Junior LaBeija and Dr. Sol Williams Pendavis, both of whom are featured in the film. Before the screening, fellow Paris Is Burning cast members Grandfather Hector Xtravaganza and Jose Disla Xtravaganza present The Houses United Ball: Celebrating Brooklyn, which will feature members of the Houses of LaBeija, Ninja, Mizrahi, Khan, Infinity, Milan, Princess and Xtravaganza. Vjuan Allure will DJ before and during the ball." Part of Pride Week.

Pansy Division, Youth Quake, Bottoms @ Bowery Electric
Openly-gay pop punk band Pansy Division put a handful of records out on the venerable Lookout! Records in the '90s, and they keep that sound alive today (their most recent record was 2009's That's So Gay on Alternative Tentacles).

Action Bronson @ The Paramount (Long Island)
Action Bronson keeps the sound of '90s hip hop alive and well, most recently on this year's Mr. Wonderful. Tonight, the Flushing, Queens rapper plays just outside of his hometown.

Gogol Bordello, Flogging Molly, Mariachi El Bronx @ Stone Pony Summerstage (NJ)
Three bands who mix ethnic folk music and punk rock -- the Celtic Flogging Molly, the Gypsy-inspired Gogol Bordello and The Bronx's mariachi alter-ago, Mariachi El Bronx -- are currently on tour together. They aren't playing NYC, but will be nearby tonight.

Hivesmasher, Tiger Flowers, Meek is Murder, White Widows Pact, Hammerfight @ Black Bear Bar
Massachusetts tech-y grind act Hivesmasher are saying this is their last NY show. They'll be joined by some quality local hardcore bands, including Tiger Flowers, Meek Is Murder and more.

Tiga, Dan Wender, Blacky II @ Le Bain
Long-running Montreal house producer Tiga hits NYC to keep the party going all night at Le Bain (10 PM - 4 AM). He returns later this summer for Warm Up.

DMX, Rakim, The LOX, Shabba Ranks, Mase, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Brand Nubian, Das Efx @ Radio City
Tonight Radio City hosts the "Masters of Ceremony" show which puts a number of hip hop legends on the same stage for one night.

The Soul Rebels #RebelJam ft. Rakim, Slick Rick, Styles P, Sheek Louch, Eric Krasno & surprise guests @ Blue Note
After the Robert Glasper shows, many of the performers at tonight's Radio City show are heading over to the Blue Note to join The Soul Rebels for a 12:30 AM jam sesh.

Del Close Marathon
The Upright Citizens Brigade's annual around-the-clock improv onslaught brings unscripted laughs to a multitude of venues this weekend. You can buy a $35 wristband at UCB Chelsea starting today at noon, and that gets you into every show (based on capacity).

FarmBorough Festival @ Randalls Island
Randall's Island gets its first-ever country music festival, and things kick off today with Dierks Bentley and more.

Destruction Unit @ Austin Psych Fest 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
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Destruction Unit, Vanity, Shredded Nerve, Live Drum Punishment @ Palisades
Thee Oh Sees frontman John Dwyer has said, "I believe Destruction Unit to be one of the most important underground bands in America," and if you've seen them live it's easy to see why. They balance punk and psychedelia to the point where you're not sure if you should zone out or flail your body around, and no one time seeing them is like the next.

Marc Maron, Mike Lawrence @ BAM
Having just made headlines interviewing President Obama, comedian, podcaster, TV star and enjoyable crank Marc Maron brings his current standup show to BAM with a warm-up set from Mike Lawrence. Sold out.

Diet Cig, Heathers, Gingerlys, Mercury Girls @ Cake Shop
Cake Shop liked the idea of the "Super Show" they did for their 10th anniversary, they're continuing them on a monthly basis, featuring bands they really love.

Starlight Girls, Def Girls, Fetzing, Melt @ Kings County Saloon
The shoegazy pop of Starlight Girls is the main attraction, but openers Melt make superior, '90s style indie rock (and have Cassie Ramone on bass).

Ty Segall, William Tyler @ Mercury Lounge
Ty plays his first of two sold-out solo acoustic shows tonight with this early show at Mercury Lounge...

Ty Segall, The Mystery Lights, Cory Hanson @ Rough Trade
...before wrapping things up at Rough Trade with Brooklyn psych band The Mystery Lights and WAND frontman Cory Hanson. If you didn't score tickets and are in the area, it might be worth swinging by to see if they have any last-minute tickets available.

Desaparecidos, Bandroidz @ Rough Trade
Before Ty: Conor Oberst put out his best album in ten years with the new Desaparecidos album. Unlike his recent folk and country affairs, this is a real-deal punk album, so it should be a blast to hear in a tightly-packed small venue like this one.

Ava Luna, Charly Bliss, Evvy @ New York Hall of Science
How often do you get to see a show at a science museum? Tonight's features the funky Ava Luna, and Charly Bliss' riffy pop. Also: free beer.

Horse Meat Disco, House of Stank, DJ Spun, Mystic Bill @ Output
This London-based four-man DJ collective are known for finding pearls in bins of forgotten disco 12", having released a series of acclaimed compilations. Their real expertise comes into play at their DJ gigs, though. Just trust their taste...and the beat.

Roger Sellers @ Elvis Guesthouse
Austin musician Roger Sellers makes intricately layered music, part aural soundscapes a la Tangerine Dream, part savvy pop.

Mission of Burma, Megafauna @ The Bell House
One of the most influential American indie/punk bands of the '80s (Signals, Calls, and Marches and Vs. are stone-cold classics), the band continue their mission (sorry) today with strident vigor. They're still great.

Jack Oblivian, The Sheiks, Gozer @ The Grand Victory
Garage punk legend Jack Oblivian hits town with fellow Memphis band The Sheiks for what should be a real good time.

Richard Thompson @ Town Hall
Modern folk icon and guitar great Richard Thompson just released his Jeff Tweedy-produced new album, Still, and celebrates tonight.

James Chance, Will Epstein, Parlor Walls, Eve Essex @ Trans-Pecos
No wave vet and general cool dude James Chance is one of Trans-Pecos' new curators, but tonight he headlines this Northern Spy curated show.

Robert Glasper @ Blue Note
As part of the Blue Note Jazz Festival, jazz/hip hop pianist Robert Glasper is doing four nights at the Blue Note (6/24-27) with 8:30 and 10 PM sets. His albums are loaded with guests like Common, Jill Scott, Brandy, Snoop Dogg, Lupe Fiasco, Norah Jones, Bilal and more.

I Love the '90s @ Le Poisson Rouge
While Screech is in prison,  Saved by the Bell's Mr Belding (aka actor Dennis Haskins) will be partying at this '90s nostalgia party.

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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