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February 24, 2014

Hop Along at BV-CMJ 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Hop Along

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

Hop Along, Swearin', Great Thunder @ Saint Vitus (BV/Shiner-presents)
We're thrilled to team up with Shiner and Transmission Events to present this show with three exciting bands currently from (or at one point tied to) the Philly indie rock scene. The always-fun Hop Along headline, preceded by Swearin' who do justice to '90s-style indie rock, and Great Thunder, the side project of Katie Crutchfield (Waxahatchee) and Keith Spencer (Swearin'). It was free with RSVP (which is now closed), but if you got tickets, hope to see you there! UPDATE: RSVP IS BACK OPEN.

Sebadoh, Octagrape @ Mercury Lounge
Though Lou Barlow is often busy playing bass Dinosaur Jr. these days, he still leaves plenty of time for the band he fronts, Sebadoh, who made some of the best indie rock of the '90s. This is their first of two NYC shows this week, both sold out.

MV & EE @ Baby's All Right
Psychedelic duo MV & EE wrap up their residency at Baby's All Right tonight with two sets, both FREE, and both with special guests.

Ask Me Another w/ Mike Birbligia @ The Bell House
For tonight's edition of the NPR/WNYC-presented 'Ask Me Another' show, the "rambunctious hour that blends brainteasers and local pub trivia night with comedy and music," which tapes live at The Bell House, they've got the very funny Mike Birbiglia as their VIP guest. Sold out.

Ratking, Infinity Shred, Hefna Gwap @ Glasslands
NYC alt-rap trio Ratking just opened Earl Sweatshirt's two sold out NYC shows this past week, and tonight you can see them headline their own show in a smaller venue.

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

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February 23, 2014

Sharon Van Etten @ GoogaMooga 2013 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
Sharon Van Etten

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

Cheap Time, Games @ Mercury Lounge
Cheap Time's latest album, Exit Smiles, is sneering, snarling punk not too far off early-'80s-era The Fall. This is the first of two NYC shows for these Nashvillites and tonight is with local powerpop band Games.

Sharon Van Etten, The Fakers, Lone Wolf, Kyp Malone, IRAN @ Union Pool
Tonight's show is a benefit for Sharon Van Etten's friend and musician Jeffrey Kish (who's played on her records) to help cover medical costs. $20 at the door.

Mt. Royal, Brazos, Incan Abraham, My Body @ Brooklyn Bowl
It's another It's A School Night party, tonight featuring Baltimore band Mt. Royal who feature onetime Celebration singer Katrina Ford. If you like Blonde Redhead you might want to check them out -- the show is free with RSVP.

High Highs, Double King, Ludwig Persik @ Baby's All Right
Ethereal Australian duo High Highs will be trying out new songs tonight, plus the elegant pop of Ludwig Persik and Double King.

Hector's Pets, The Ar-Kaics, 1-800-BAND, The Chickenhawks @ Death By Audio
If you dig later-'70s power pop, 1-800-Band recall The Nerves and Shoes.

Comedy Night @ Knitting Factory
Big league comedy talent (Chris Rock, Louis CK, etc) show up regularly (and unannounced) for Hannibal's very popular free comedy show at Knitting Factory's front bar. Get there early.

Kanye West @ Nassau Coliseum
Kanye's Yeezus tour has been quite the spectacle, and it should impress even the biggest of the "hip hop sucks live" naysayers. He brought it to NYC for four shows in November, but if you missed it then or just need to see it again, he's in the surrounding area for a few dates this month, including tonight's Nassau Coliseum show.

Schoolboy Q @ Le Poisson Rouge
Schoolboy Q's new album, Oxymoron, has some of his hardest flow and most detailed production, but not at the expense of the element of fun he's always had. You can experience the new album performed live in its entirety tonight if you were able to get in via @NPRHipHop. For the rest of us, it will stream live at 8 PM on NPR First Listen. You can catch Q at a more conventional show when his tour with Isaiah Rashad and Vince Staples rolls through NYC in March. You can also stream Oxymoron in full on iTunes Radio.

The Sword, Big Business, O'Brother @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
It's an excellent double dose of stoner rock at MHOW tonight with riff-lovers The Sword and Big Business.

Ed Askew, Abhay Singh and friends, Bodega Bay, Beta Boys @ Trash Bar
Ed Askew's 1968 album, Ask the Unicorn, is an absolute psychedelic folk masterpiece, and lucky for us he's continued to record sporadically over the years, but is now very active. Even if the opportunities to see him have increased lately, any chance to see him is one worth taking.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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February 22, 2014

Katie of Bad Banana w/ Waxatchee at P4K 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Waxahatchee

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

SPECIAL GUEST HEADLINERS "Traitor Bitches," Bad Banana, Radiator Hospital, Places to Hide, Pity Sex, Friendless Bummer @ Baby's All Right
It's the return of Indie Pop Prom with a stacked lineup a reunion set from Bad Banana (an old prokect of Katie Crutchfield of Waxatchee and her twin sister Allison of Swearin'), the heart-on-your-sleeve indie rock of Radiator Hospital, Atlanta's '90s-loving Places to Hide, emo shoegazers Pity Sex, Syracuse punks Friendless Bummer, and SPECIAL GUEST headliners. Maybe it's that other Syracuse punk band Perfect Pussy, who Friendless Bummer play NYC with in April??

Four Tet, Martyn, Anthony Naples (DJ set) @ Terminal 5
Four Tet's one of the most consistently great electronic musicians around right now, and though he's usually in smaller venues, tonight he makes the move up to Terminal 5. Hopefully that giant room will be moving. Before him, Dutch dubstep producer/Brainfeeder affiliate Martyn plays a set, and Anthony Naples is DJing.

Russian Circles, KEN mode, Inter Arma @ Saint Vitus
This is one hell of a triple bill for metal (with some non-metal crossover), including the heavy post-rockers Russian Circles, ferocious post-hardcore rippers KEN mode, and the psychedelic black metallers Inter Arma. It's their second NYC show this week, sold out.

Earl Sweatshirt, Ratking @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
If you're like, totally over Odd Future, there's a chance that Earl Sweatshirt is the one rapper in the crew you still have some faith in. If that's the case, lucky for you he comes to NYC for two shows this week. This is the second, sold out.

Beacon, Glass Gang, Lia Mice @ Glasslands
The electronic pop of Brooklyn's Beacon has become a regular on the local live show circuit, and tonight's another chance to witness it.

Jessica Pratt @ Other Music
Jessica Pratt debut album captured the spirit of '60s psychedelic folk musically and aesthetically, and her recent single continues trend just as well. She just played Brooklyn Night Bazaar last night, and she hangs around NYC for this free in-store tonight at 9 PM.

Courtney Barnett, Kins @ Knitting Factory
One of CMJ's breakouts last year, Australian charmer Courtney Barnett has now signed with Mom + Pop who will release her The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas in the US. Her two NYC shows -- this is the second -- are both sold out. Opening are fellow Aussies, Kins.

LODRO @ Baby's All Right NYE 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
LODRO

Suuns, LODRO, Bueno @ Shea Stadium
Montreal band Suuns manage to sound sinister without resorting to eyeliner or black nail polish, and their live show is intense. Good openers tonight, too, in LODRO and Bueno.

Spank Rock, Juiceboxx, Lil Internet @ Cameo
You may associate electro rapper Spank Rock with the mid-'00s halcyon days of Williamsburg, but he can still crank the party knob to 11.

Savoir Adore, Tropic Of Pisces, Syvia @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar offers weekends of local artisan shopping, gourmet eats, beer and wine, ping pong, black light minigolf and music all under one Greenpoint roof. Tonight's headlined by Brooklyn widescreen pop band Savoir Adore.

Overlord, Radical Dads, Calotype @ Pianos
Though their name might lead you to think they're a metal band, Overlord are in fact sparkingly pop. Catch them tonight with superior indie rock trio Radical Dads.

The Big Sleep, Nightmare Air, KNTRLR, Sun Club @ Death by Audio
Veterans of the Brooklyn indie rock scene (11 years strong) The Big Sleep Remain a force, especially live. Also on tonight's bill:  LA band Nightmare Air.

Cheap Time, Pampers, Nancy @ Union Pool
Cheap Time's latest album, Exit Smiles, is sneering, snarling punk not too far off early-'80s-era The Fall. This is the first of two NYC shows for these Nashvillites and this one is with Brooklyn's premiere "thug pop" band, Pampers.

Ellen Allien, Butane, Alejandro Sab @ Output
Germany's Ellen Allien continues to break boundaries for electronic music, but isn't just a studio experimenter. She's right at home in the clubs too.

Kanye West @ Boardwalk Hall (Atlantic City)
Kanye's Yeezus tour has been quite the spectacle, and it should impress even the biggest of the "hip hop sucks live" naysayers. He brought it to NYC for four shows in November, but if you missed it then or just need to see it again, he's in the surrounding area for a few dates this month, including tonight's Atlantic City show.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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February 21, 2014

Courtney Barnett @ BVCMJ 2013 (more by Chris La Putt)
Courtney Barnett

Rhye @ Outside Lands 2013 (more by Paige K. Parsons)
Rhye

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

Courtney Barnett, Kins @ Mercury Lounge
One of CMJ's breakouts last year, Australian charmer Courtney Barnett has now signed with Mom + Pop who will release her The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas in the US. Her two NYC shows -- this is the first -- are both sold out. Opening are fellow Aussies, Kins.

Widowspeak, Jessica Pratt, Porches @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
A rock-solid BKNB line-up tonight, with the dreamy sounds of Widowspeak, the bewitching folk of LA's Jessica Pratt, and one of NYC's best new bands, Porches.

Kanye West @ Mohegan Sun Arena
Kanye's Yeezus tour has been quite the spectacle, and it should impress even the biggest of the "hip hop sucks live" naysayers. He brought it to NYC for four shows in November, but if you missed it then or just need to see it again, he's in the surrounding area for a few dates this month, including tonight's Mohegan Sun Arena show.

Justin Timberlake @ MSG
Justin Timberlake does a lot of things, some of them great, some of them less great, but one of those things is that he makes some of the most forward-thinking mainstream pop around, and he'll fill MSG with that tonight. Rescheduled from this past Wednesday.

XXYYXX, Giraffage, Purple @ NYU E&L Auditorium
Orlando producer XXYYXX takes vocal samples of pop songs we're all pretty familiar with, but chops them up in a way that splits the line between future garage and something you can actually dance to. There's equally dancey support on this show too. Open to students and non-students.

Iron Chic, Chumped, Timeshares @ The Acheron
Iron Chic made a hell of a racket on last year's The Constant One, an album of shambolic Japandroids anthems meeting gravelly Hot Water Music punk rock. Get there early for poppy Brooklyn punks Chumped too.

Between the Buried and Me, Deafheaven, Intronaut, The Kindred @ The Paramount
If you don't mind making the trip to Long Island and seeing a bunch of proggy metal bands, this is another chance to catch Deafheaven's brilliant mix of shoegaze, post-rock and black metal in the NYC-area.

Into It. Over It., The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, A Great Big Pile of Leaves, LVL UP @ Bowery Ballroom
This is one of the more stacked emo tours in a while with the Owen-meets-Death Cab sounds of Into It. Over It., the multi-layered emo of TWIABP, and the mathy, danceable Minus the Bear-style rhythms of AGBPOL. Local fuzz rockers LVL UP open and they're worth catching too.

Yvette, Christines, Future Punx, Young Oprah Winfrey DJ set @ Glasslands
Rescheduled from the heart of the Polar Vortex: A exciting bill for those with post-punk proclivities: Yvette mine goth/industrial; Christines (new band from Andy of Woven Bones) skew shoegaze; and Future Punx will scratch your manic new wave itch.

Slothrust, Big Ups, Boy Toy @ Shea Stadium
Big Ups put out their debut record of caustic, noisy post-hardcore earlier this year, and if you like the sounds of anyone from Black Flag to Fugazi to Slint, you'll find something to dig here.

OM, Zomes @ MHOW
Last seen amongst the ruins of the Temple of Dendur, trippy groove gurus OM return in a more modern enviorment.

Dave Hill, Valley Lodge, Walter Schreifels, Jim Tews, Brad Steuernagel, Joey Pfeifer @ Union Hall
It's another edition of Dave Hill's variety show "Meet Me in the Bathroom and Tell Me All Your Secrets" that mixes rock and comedy. Guests include Walter Schreifels (Youth Of Today, Gorilla Biscuits, Quicksand).

Rhye, Ricky Eat Acid @ Webster Hall
Rhye don't take their Sade-style smooth pop on the road that often, so any chance to catch them is one worth taking. This show is sold out.

The Attic Ends, Field Mouse, Chamber Band @ Knitting Factory
This is a benefit for Oxfam America...we're partial to Field Mouse who have become quite a good live band over the last year.

PUP, Appomattox, Spirit Of Danger @ Cameo Gallery
While some bands try to push punk rock forward, PUP revel in its simplicity and anthemicism. So it might not be new stuff, but it's super fun.

Suuns, Azar Swan, Bennio Qwerty, The Flag @ Death By Audio
Montreal band Suuns manage to sound sinister without resorting to eyeliner or black nail polish, and their live show is intense. Also on the bill: the more overtly goth Azar Swan and aggressive power trio Bennio Qwerty.

Caged Animals, Leverage Models, Candide, TOMBOY @ Baby's All Right
A night of more apparent pop, with the big-hearted Caged Animals, the '80s-ish New Pop sounds of Leverage Models, Candide's dancey beats and new Brooklyn duo TOMBOY (and not the Boston punky band of the same name). Check out a new Caged Animals video below.

Nude Beach, Marvin Berry and The New Sound, Hector's Pets, Liquor Store @ Union Pool
Get rowdy with four punky bands, headlined by the no-bs heartland sounds of Nude Beach.

Andrew Cedermark, Stephen Steinbrink, Jen Goma @ Cake Shop
A former member of Titus Andronicus, Andrew Cedermark makes laid-back rock that fits right in on Underwater Peoples (former home of Real Estate).

Rivers of Nihil, So Hideous, Black Crown Initiate, Torrential Downpour @ Saint Vitus
Pennsylvania death metallers Rivers of Nihil meet up with NYC atmospheric metallers So Hideous for a good double bill tonight at Saint VItus.

H.R. (Bad Brains), Dubb Agents, Rebelmatic, Radio Daze @ The Studio at Webster Hall
He fronts one of the most influential DC hardcore bands, but HR leans towards his rasta roots as a solo artist.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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February 20, 2014

Angel Olsen in Chicago earlier this month (more by Kirstie Shanley)
Angel Olsen

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

Angel Olsen, Cian Nugent, Jaye Bartell @ LPR
Angel Olsen's new album, Burn Fire For No Witness, brilliantly combines the loner folk of its predecessor with a newfound knack for indie rock. It's a great album, and tonight's sold out show should be a good one. If you're going, get there early for avant guitarist Cian Nugent.

Sondre Lerche, Gambles @ Baby's All Right
Splitting his time between Norway and Brooklyn, Sondre Lerche is a charmer whether playing solo or with a backing band. With a new album out sometime soon, we'll hopefully get some fresh tunes tonight.

Bluffing, Stolen Girls, Dead Tenants, Dan Francia @ Living Gallery
Bluffing's debut album, due out next month, is full of the sort of guitar-oriented lo-fi pop that dominated much of indie rock's early days. You can check out the band's brand new video for "Mind/Mood" below.

Justin Timberlake @ MSG
Justin Timberlake does a lot of things, some of them great, some of them less great, but one of those things is that he makes some of the most forward-thinking mainstream pop around, and he'll fill MSG with that tonight.

Russian Circles, KEN mode, Inter Arma @ Bowery Ballroom
This is one hell of a triple bill for metal (with some non-metal crossover), including the heavy post-rockers Russian Circles, ferocious post-hardcore rippers KEN mode, and the psychedelic black metallers Inter Arma. They do it again on Saturday at Saint Vitus, both sold out.

Earl Sweatshirt, Ratking @ Webster Hall
If you're like, totally over Odd Future, there's a chance that Earl Sweatshirt is the one rapper in the crew you still have some faith in. If that's the case, lucky for you he comes to NYC for two shows this week. Both sold out though.

Painted BLACK Act II: DIIV, Twin Shadow DJ set, Guards @ Irving Plaza
This is part of the "Painted BLACK" series that pairs musical acts with "visual artists, stage builders, sculptors, fashion designers, and filmmakers, creating unique pieces to be debuted at the series." Could be interesting? Tickets are still available.

Ovlov (acoustic), Palehound, Infinity Girl, What Moon Things, July Talk @ Pianos
This is the first of two Palehound shows at Pianos this month, the next being next Thursday (2/27). In between the two shows, Palehound releases her first 7" recorded with the full band she plays live with, and the fuller sound suits her well. Check out the new track from that 7", "Pay No Mind," below.

Calves, Le Rug, The Dirty Nil, Weird Womb, Phone Home @ Shea Stadium
A lot of solid bands on this bill, but the one we think you should definitely catch is The Dirty Nil, who are bringing their abrasive, melodic punk over from Canada for this one.

RJD2, Tanya Morgan @ Brooklyn Bowl
RJD2 has been making excellent beats for the Def Jux/Rhymesayers world of hip hop for about two decades now. Tonight should be a cool show, as he's performing with a live band and also doing a DJ set. Brooklyn hip hop duo Tanya Morgan are worth catching too.

Noveller, Bad Braids, Gem Trails, Sea Camp @ Silent Barn
It was just announced that atmospheric guitar great Noveller will open a bunch of the dates on St. Vincent's upcoming tour. You won't get to see her at St. Vincent's NYC show (Holly Herndon opens that one), but you can catch before she leaves for the road at Silent Barn tonight.

Dave Harrington of DARKSIDE, ARMS, Abandoned Lighthouse, La Guadalupe @ Silent Barn
Tonight's show promises to "blur the line between song and noise, improv and written, skill and mistakes" with sets from Dave Harrington (Darkside), Todd Goldstein (ARMS), Chris Spanninga (La Guadalupe) and Tim Mislock (Abandoned Lighthouse, Hedwig, etc).

Bambara, Low Fat Getting High, Vulture Shit, Mannequin Pussy @ Death By Audio
It's an all-local show but a good one, headlined by the seriously loud Bambara, with local punk newcomers Low Fat Getting High, and the underrated Vulture Shit and Mannequin Pussy.

Raccoon Fighter, The Teen Age, The Fleeting Ends, Whiskey Bitches @ Cake Shop
NYC doesn't really do garage rock so much (we leave that to places that people have actual garages) but Raccoon Fighter are fighting the good fight (against racoons?), making quality fuzzed out pop. The Teen Age make superior scrappy pop too.

Digitalism, Etnik @ Output
German electro duo Digitalism have said that they aren't going to be playing much live this year, so catch them tonight while you can. Stream their new single "Fahrenheit 32" below.

oOoOO, Tempers, Vandana Jain @ Glasslands
Witch house may not be the hottest trend anymore, but oOoOO is still proof that the genre birthed some solid artists. The gothy Tempers (who do a great Swans cover) aren't to miss either.

Invisible Things, Kid Millions (of Oneida), Sunshine Soldier, Mary Lattimore & Jeff Zeigler @ Trans-Pecos
Northern Spy curated this night of experimental sounds, headlined by Invisible Things -- aka Mark Shippy (US Maple) and Jim Sykes (Parts & Labor). Kid Millions of Oneida plays tonight with Jim Sauter (Borbetomagus).

Cam'ron @ Stage 48
Cam'ron just announced a Terminal 5 show with A-Trak, which sounds like it'll be a lot of fun, but if you can't wait that long to see Killa Cam, head to Stage 48 tonight.

Radkey, Your Skull My Closet @ Mercury Lounge
Radkey love the sounds of late '70s and early '80s punk rock, and though they polish it up a bit more than those bands did, they still like to rock out.

Junior Astronomers, Ex-Wife, Wild Rice, The Doubts @ Muchmore's
NJ's Ex-Wife make some pretty driving post-punk, and tonight they return to NYC with their NJ pals Wild Rice, who they've played NYC with before.

Glasvegas @ Knitting Factory
Though the hype surrounding the band's debut has died in the years since, Scotland's Glasvegas are still making highly-charged anthemic guitar pop on their third LP, Later...When the TV Turns to Static. This is their second of two NYC shows (originally supposed to happen at Rough Trade) and it's sold out.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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February 19, 2014

Thundercat @ RBSSS Philly (more by Ryan Muir)
Thundercat

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

Thundercat, ASTR, Tondrae Kemp @ LPR
Thundercat is pretty close to a genius in terms of his bass playing, pulling from jazz, electronica, and hip hop and bringing it all together for a blend that no one else is really doing right now.

Justin Timberlake @ MSG
Justin Timberlake does a lot of things, some of them great, some of them less great, but one of those things is that he makes some of the most forward-thinking mainstream pop around, and he'll fill MSG with that tonight.

UPDATE: JT postponed til Friday.

Radkey, Netherlands, EULA, Shark? @ Death By Audio
This whole bill is pretty solid with the polished punk of Radkey, the synth-fueled heavy punk of Netherlands, the noise rock of EULA, and the catchy garage rock of Shark?.

Steve Earle @ City Winery
Having worked inside and outside the music industry, country survivor, protest singer and occasional actor Steve Earle plays his last of four City Winery shows tonight.

Cian Nugent, Bloom @ Union Pool
Cian Nugent taught himself to play guitar which accounts for his unusual style. Catch him tonight before his sold-out show with Angel Olson later in the week.

Lost in The Trees, All Tiny Creatures @ Bowery Ballroom
It's a solid double bill at Bowery Ballroom with the indie folk of Lost in the Trees and the experimental pop of All Tiny Creatures.

Dragons of Zynth, Denitia and Sene, Bowmont, Pajama People @ Highline Ballroom
If you're going to this show, do check out local trio Bowmont whose new EP, Hovering, is nicely textured synthpop.

Mount Sharp, Tape Deck Mountain, Great Western Plain, Snow What @ Silent Barn
There's some pretty solid local indie rock on this bill, including Mount Sharp, Tape Deck Mountain, and more.

James K, Gobby, Dutch E Germ, Shayne @ Cameo Gallery
UNO presents this dancey night at Cameo with live sets by James K and Mykki Blanco collaborator Gobby. Dutch E Germ and Shayne round out the bill, and there will be guest DJs too. Check out the Gobby triptych, "The Films: A Lucid Nightmare" below.

Nina Persson, White Prism @ Mercury Lounge
Though she best known for fun, upbeat songs like "Lovefool" with The Cardigans, Nina Persson shows her introspective side on her new solo album, for which this is a record release show. Sold out.

Marty Stuart and Connie Smith @ The Allen Room
Part of the American Songbook series, tonight features husband and wife team Marty Stuart and Connie Smith.

Glasvegas, The Ceremonies @ Mercury Lounge
Though the hype surrounding the band's debut has died in the years since, Scotland's Glasvegas are still making highly-charged anthemic guitar pop on their third LP, Later...When the TV Turns to Static. This is their first of two NYC shows and it's sold out.

Lesley Flanigan & People Get Ready @ Merkin Concert Hall
The Ecstatic Music Festival continues with this collaborative performance between electronic composer and vocalist Lesley Flanigan and occasionally high-concept indie band People Get Ready.

Baby Mollusk, Told Slant, Great Canopy, Whatever Dad @ 603 Bushwick Ave (upstairs)
Baby Mollusk recently added a bassist and drummer, turning her spare alt-folk into full-on indie rock attack. Tonight's the release show for their first full-band album, Baby Mollusk & the Big Babies. Whatever, Dad (aka Crying singer Elaiza Santos) isn't too far removed from Baby Mollusk's acoustic material.

Cult of Youth, Helm, Damien Dubrovnik @ Nothing Changes
It's the second NYC stop on London experimental musician Helm and Copenhagen electronic duo Damien Dubrovnik's (mem of Var, Lust for Youth) US tour, and like yesterday's (which had Pharmakon), there's a great likeminded NYC band on this one too: Cult of Youth.

Big Terrific @ Cameo
Max Silvestri hosts this long-running free comedy show. Tonight's show is big indeed, with Kara Klenk, Roger Hailes, Nick Turner, Nate Craig, and Ali Wong. Doors are at 8 PM.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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February 18, 2014

Roky Erickson @ Chicago's Wicker Park Fest 2013 (more by Lindsay Best)
Pharmakon

Pharmakon @ Saint Vitus 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

The Black Angels, Roky Erickson, The Denzels @ MHOW
Two different generations of Austin psych rock on one bill together, for what is sure to be one trippy show. This is a Converse Rubber Tracks show which meant tickets were free, but are all claimed now.

Pharmakon, Helm, Damien Dubrovnik, Three Legged Race @ Baby's All Right
This is one of the two stops on London experimental musician Helm and Copenhagen electronic duo Damien Dubrovnik's (mem of Var, Lust for Youth) US tour, which also hits Nothing Changes tomorrow. But this one's especially exciting because NYC noise artist Pharmakon headlines the show.

Vic Mensa, Nitty Scott MC, MC Rugz D Bewler, KB Yung Hustle @ SOB's
Mensa, Nitty Scott MC, MC Rugz D Bewler, KB Yung Hustle @ SOB's
Vic Mensa came up around the same time as fellow Chicago rapper Chance the Rapper (who he also collaborates with), and if you dig Chance's style you'll most likely be into Vic too. His last NYC gig was opening for Disclosure at Terminal 5, but tonight you can see him headline his own show in a much smaller room. Solid local rapper Nitty Scott MC opens.

Casket Girls, The Stargazer Lilies @ Mercury Lounge
The "Graveface Roadshow" rolls onto its second NYC show, featuring Black Moth Super Rainbow main man Ryan Graveface's other band, Casket Girls. Fronted by Elsa and Phaedra Greene, the band's sound isn't to dissimilar to BMSR.

Robert Ellis, Ian O'Neill @ Mercury Lounge
Houston-based country singer-songwriter Robert Ellis has a warm, world-weary voice that belies his young age. Tonight's show is with Deer Tick's Ian O'Neill.

Kins, Grand Resort, Libel @ Knitting Factory
While very much a band, Australia/UK act Kins seem to draw inspiration from downtempo electronics for a expansive, atmospheric sound without ever dipping into anthemic "whoa oh" territory. Their shows later this week with Courtney Barnett are sold out, but you can still get tickets to tonight's headlining gig.

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February 17, 2014

Cities Aviv at Cake Shop in 2013 (more by Chris Gersbeck)
Cities Aviv

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

The Casket Girls, The Stargazer Lilies, Creepoid, Dreamend @ Shea Stadium
The Casket Girls' lineup features Ryan Graveface of Black Moth Super Rainbow, but the group's fronted by Elsa and Phaedra Greene. Their distorted pop should be familiar to BMSR fans though. Also of note on the bill is Creepoid, who do justice to '90s-style slowcore.

Mike Birbiglia @ Union Hall
Mike Birbiglia plays big rooms these days but still loves testing out new material at cozy Union Hall. Sold out.

Pastimer, Ovlov (acoustic), Ben Mackie @ Cameo Gallery
Ovlov bring their Dinosaur Jr-isms to life in NYC venues quite often, but tonight you'll get to see a different side of them as they strip things down for an acoustic show.

MV & EE (2 Sets, FREE) @ Baby's All Right
Experimental duo (and sometimes more than a duo) MV & EE begin their "Aquarian Shade residency" at Baby's All Right tonight. They play 2 sets, both free, and then do it again next Monday too.

Cities Aviv @ Baby's All Right
Alt-rapper Cities Aviv is more than a regular on the NYC live show circuit, but tonight's a bit more special, as it's the release party for his new album, Come to Life.

Night Train @ Littlefield
Tonight Wyatt Cenac's weekly Night Train comedy show will be guest hosted by The Kondabolu Brothers. Joining them for the show is Sasheer Zamata, Phoebe Robinson, Nimesh Patel, George Gordon, Giulia Rozzi, and Roy Wood Jr.

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February 16, 2014

Priests @ MHOW, 2013 (more by Wei Shi)
Those Darlins

Juan Wauters @ Pier 84, 2013 (more by Chris La Putt)

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

Priests, Lazyeyes, Truthers @ The End
DC post-punks Priests are a pretty intense band, both with their aggressive, upfront lyrics and the fact that their music keeps the "punk" in "post-punk." Their live show is really where it's at too, and you can get a taste of that tonight.

Juan Wauters (of The Beets), Household, Las Rosas @ Baby's All Right
Whether solo or with The Beets, Juan Wauters brings an idiosyncratic worldview and intensity to his songs and performance. He's a NYC original. This is a release party for his new album, N.A.P. North American Poetry, which is out via Captured Tracks.

Vaz, Roomrunner, Multicult, Big Ups @ Death By Audio
It's gonna get loud at this show, which includes the noise rock of Vaz, the grungy Roomrunner and their fellow Baltimoreans Multicult, and the caustic post-hardcore of Big Ups.

Those Darlins, Diarrhea Planet @ MHOW
These two Nashville bands both love rock 'n' roll, but in very different ways. Those Darlins kick around in the leather boot-wearing territory, whereas Diarrhea Planet don't really care what they wear, because the rage of their live show will have them sweating all over it anyway.

Donuts Are Forever ft. DJ Jazzy Jeff & more @ Brooklyn Bowl
It's February, which means J Dilla tributes. This one features DJ Jazzy Jeff and a bunch of others, and all proceeds benefit the Donuts Are Forever scholarship fund.

Whiskey Bitches, XNY, Unicycle Loves You, Haybaby, Adult Dude @ Radio Bushwick
There's a bunch of local bands on this bill, but the one we think is most worth catching is Adult Dude, who have a great mix of Dinosaur Jr-style rock and Superchunk-style punk.

Elway, Sad and French, Chumped, Dr. Sillybones @ Saint Vitus
Colorado punks will open for The Lawrence Arms at Gramercy Theatre soon, but if you want to see them headlining a smaller place, tonight's your shot. Also don't miss Brooklyn's Chumped, who keep pop punk real.

Comedy Night @ Knitting Factory
Big league comedy talent (Chris Rock, Louis CK, etc) show up regularly (and unannounced) for Hannibal's very popular free comedy show at Knitting Factory's front bar. Get there early.

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February 15, 2014

Yuck @ Austin's Red 7 last week (more by Tim Griffin)
YUCK

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

Yuck, Alvvays, Painted Zeros @ Bowery Ballroom
Yuck survived losing singer Daniel Blumberg just fine -- last year's Glow and Behold was equal (maybe better) than their debut. Tonight's show is with Toronto quartet Alvvays who are pretty appealing too.

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Low Fat Getting High @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
It's a good one tonight at Brooklyn Night Bazaar with veteran NYC powerhouses the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. Plus Low Fat Getting High, plus gourmet eats, ping pong, mini golf, and shopping. Free.

Kanye West @ Prudential Center
As you may know if you read the internet, Kanye West's debut album, The College Dropout, turned 10 this week, and to celebrate he included a lot of College Dropout material at the tour kickoff show in Pennsylvania. Presumably that trend will continue tonight at this NYC-area show. He's still doing almost all of Yeezus too.

Supreme Cuts, Thug Entrancer, WC Kids @ Baby's All Right
Chicago-based producer Thug Entrancer just released his new album, Death After Life, which -- like a lot of artists on the Software label -- is minimal, ambient stuff, though there are at least a couple tracks that fall into dance. This is the record release party.

Ice Choir, Germans, Future of What @ Cameo Gallery
Do you like the smoooooooth sounds of the mid-'80s New Pop scene like Scritti Politti, Prefab Sprout, and Spandau Ballet? Ice Choir replicate those sounds with uncanny precision. The whole night should appeal, for that matter. Pastel attire not required.

Dead Meadow, VietNam, Lushes @ Glasslands
Dead Meadow have been making '60s-inspired psychedelic rock for over a decade now, which they keep up on their most recent album, 2013's Warble Womb. Tonight's their second of two NYC shows.

The Queers, Night Birds, Scandals, Valley Lodge @ Mercury Lounge (2 shows)
'90s-era punk survivors The Queers are doing two shows at Mercury Lounge tonight. First, they play Love Songs for the Retarded in full at the 7 PM show with great support coming from likeminded but newer bands Night Birds and The Scandals. Then they play their "pop hits" at the 11 PM show with comedian Dave Hill's band Valley Lodge opening.

Deceased, Fantom Warrior, Penetration, Sacrificial Blood, Exhumation @ Saint Vitus
Deceased have been churning out excellent death/thrash since 1985, and they've been consistently active, still delivering killer live shows.

Bueno, Free Time (with Richard Davies), Baked, Zula @ Shea Stadium
It's a record release party for horn-charged band Bueno, but fans of Aussie indie rock will want to arrive early to see former Cardinal/Moles singer Richard Davies pair up with Free Time.

Godmaker, Rozamov, Eggnogg, Crushed @ Acheron
Boston's Rozamov are a pretty new band, but their thrash-tinted sludge, with its murky production aesthetic, is already promising. Catch them tonight and see how they deliver live.

Cheap Trick @ Wellmont Theatre
Cheap Trick have loads of power pop hits ("Surrender," "I Want You to Want Me," etc) dating back to the '70s, and tonight they're just outside of NYC to bring them to you at this Wellmont Theatre show.

Buckwheat Zydeco @ Iridium
One of the most famous zydeco musicians of all time and, at 66, still going strong.

Dave Bixby @ Issue Project Room
Psychedelic folk legend Dave Bixby's only album, Ode to Quetzalcoatl, came out back in 1969, and though it was under-appreciated in its time, it's gone on to gain the recognition it deserves as one of the better records of its kind from that era. Tonight he plays his first-ever New York show. Fans of psych-folk won't want to miss this.

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