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May 27, 2014

Phosphorescent at Prospect Park in 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some more highlights...

Phosphorescent @ Webster Hall
Fresh off appearances at Sasquatch and Boston Calling festivals, Matthew Houck and crew finish off the weekend with this show. If you haven't checked out out last year's Muchacho, he takes Phosphorescent's Brooklyn country into pleasingly experimental territory.

Red Fang, Big Business, American Sharks @ MHOW
Three hits of stoner rock at Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight from Red Fang, Big Business and American Sharks who all bring the seriously Big Riffs.

Yonatan Gat, Tonstartssbandht, Yvette @ Baby's All Right
Yonatan Gat of Monotonix celebrates the release of his solo debut EP, Iberian Passage -- inspired by Brazilian cult band Os Mutantates and the improvisational spirit of Miles Davis -- tonight with two very solid openers.

Torn Hawk, Regal Degal, The Future of What, Limited @ Cameo Gallery
Torn Hawk is the moniker of Brooklyn's Luke Wyatt, who makes instrumental electronic music with chillwave-style nostalgia but a knack for more experimental sounds too (he namedrops Sonic Youth, Glenn Branca, Philip Glass, and Steve Reich as formative influences). Opening act Limited is Alex Craig from Big Troubles and Ducktails in Big '80s synthpop/R&B mode.

Onion Flavored Rings, Shellshag, Girl Crush @ Death by Audio
Among the bands playing DbA tonight is NYC DIY veterans Shellshag who are always worth catching.

Hauschka, Jeffrey Zeigler @ Glasslands
German musician Hauschka's roots are in techno, but for this project he utilizes prepared pianos, a concept made famous by John Cage and others, though Hauschka claims he wasn't familiar with Cage when he first came up with the idea to do so.

Echo Friendly @ Rough Trade
Brooklyn duo Echo Friendly make unabashedly pop music, full of ringing guitars and "whoa oh" choruses. Think Guards shrunk down to two very energetic people.

Total Slacker, Future Death, Sunflower Bean @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Brooklyn '90s lovers Total Slacker hit The Studio at Webster Hall tonight for another hometown gig.

Skyzoo & Torae "Barrel Brothers" album release @ The Wick
Brooklyn rapper Skyzoo has a new collaborative album with Torae out today which features production from Oh No, Illmind, Black Milk, DJ Premier and others, plus guest spots from Sean Price, Guilty Simpson, Blu and more. Tonight they celebrate at The Wick.

Ratos de Porao, Hank Wood and the Hammerheads, Warthog @ 538 Johnson
Hardcore/thrash vets Ratos de Porao just played MDF, but before they head back to Brazil they'll team up with two of NYC's finest in punk for this last-minute show tonight.

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

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May 26, 2014

Field Mouse at Pianos in 2012 (more by Jessica Amaya)
Field Mouse

Happy Memorial Day! If you're staying in NYC and looking for something to do tonight, check out our Memorial Day guide. You can also browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, and here are some more highlights...

Adult Dude, Field Mouse, Lithuania, Grassfight @ Cameo Gallery
Some good local bands at Cameo tonight including Adult Dude who have likely listened to a few Superchunk and Dinosaur Jr records, and Field Mouse who put a poppy twist on shoegaze.

Mas Ysa @ Rough Trade
Mas Ysa has been one of the rising musicians in NYC indie pop as of late, and tonight he graces his hometown with a free 6:30 show at Rough Trade.

Miles Davis Way Block Party
They're renaming the part of West 77th St in Manhattan (between Riverside Dr and West End Ave) Miles Davis Way in honor of the legendary jazz musician, and in celebration of its opening there's a block party today form noon to 2 PM which is free and open to the public.

Green-Wood's Annual Memorial Day Concert
While this isn't the sort of thing we normally cover, any excuse to visit Brooklyn's amazing Green-Wood Cemetery should be taken, especially one that involves live music (though visiting when you have the place more to yourself is an even better experience). Starts at 2:30 PM with music from the ISO Symphonic Band.

Wyatt Cenac's Night Train comedy show at Littlefield has been cancelled for tonight.

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May 25, 2014

Iceage at Bowery Ballroom in 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Iceage

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

Iceage, Anasazi @ Home Sweet Home
It's the second of two Iceage shows and tonight's is the more intimate one. NYC goth punks Anasazi open and if you like Iceage there's no reason you should miss this band.

Grand Resort, Gold Lake, Lazyeyes, Andrew Keoghan @ Baby's All Right
Synth-heavy indiepop band Grand Resort wear their jangly influences on their sleeves (C-86 / Sarah Records) but win out with enthusiasm and an ear for infectious melody. They headline this line of similarly tuneful locals.

Nap, Borts Minorts @ Cake Shop
Borts Minorts' shows involve unitards, a stringed instrument made out of a ski, effected vocals, choreography, and general weirdness. The Residents as aerobics instructors? Maybe.

Honduras, Elliot and The Ghost, The Montauk Project, Glass Curtains @ Mercury Lounge
Honduras bring a lot of different influences to the table. A little garage, yes, but there's '80s/'90s British indie too. While it may not be anything you haven't exactly heard before, Honduras write very hooky songs and, as importantly, the bring a real energy to the performance.

Ava Luna, Space Beach, Pile, Grass Is Green, Washer @ Shea Stadium
NYC funk-punks Ava Luna team up with two quality post-hardcore-leaning Massachusetts bands, Pile and Grass Is Green, and more tonight for what should be a pretty fun show.

Endless Boogie, Watery Love, Mordecai @ Union Pool
Endless Boogie are one of the more perfectly named bands in Brooklyn. When they find a groove they go long. Perhaps just as interesting on this bill are Philly band Watery Love who do the scuzz-punk thing very well.

Comedy Night with Hannibal Buress @ 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. Having had his own Comedy Central special and a featured performer on Broad City, Hannibal himself is getting pretty big league. Get there early.

Electric Daisy Carnival @ MetLife Stadium
EDC may not be our favorite NYC-area music festival but there's some stuff worth catching today like Rudimental (live), AraabMuzik, Skream, MK and more.

Tale of Us, Chymera @ Output
And like the rest of the weekend, there's an EDC afterparty at Output. Tonight's brings together Berlin duo Tale of Us with Ireland's Chymera.

We hope you're enjoying Memorial Day Weekend. We made a guide of some of the extended holiday goings-on.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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May 24, 2014

PAWS @ BVSXSW 2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Shilpa Ray, D'NT, Triptides, Clapperclaw @ Baby's All Right
An intense performer, Shilpa Ray doesn't let you just idly watch her. Not that you could. She's also likely the most aggressive harmonium player you've ever seen. Her latest EP, It's All Self Fellatio, came out last year on Nick Cave's Bad Seed Ltd. label.

TRAXMAN, Special Guest, Sadaf, DJ Weird Magic @ Baby's All Right
Chicago footwork mastermind Traxman returns to NYC for the late show at Baby's and a special guest is promised. Who could it be?

Little Racer, Teen Commandments, Stargazy, Karla Moheno @ Cameo Gallery
Brooklyn band Little Racer have been at it for a while now, making very catchy, UK-inspired guitar pop. They headline this bill of similarly melodic indie pop bands.

Iceage, Uniform @ Glasslands
Denmark's Iceage like to put on moody punk shows that are mostly in the dark and never overstay their welcome. This is their first of two NYC shows this weekend and opening tonight is the noise-driven duo Uniform, whose lineup includes members of The Men and Drunkdriver.

Mobb Deep, Smif-n-Wessun @ Irving Plaza
Queens hip hop veterans Mobb Deep are celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Infamous this year with a reissue, new material, and a lengthy tour which includes a hometown show tonight.

Banner Pilot, Sad and French, Jukebox Romantics @ Knitting Factory
If you're into modern punk bands doing it like '90s punk bands, Banner Pilot are for you. Their tour hits NYC tonight with pretty solid local support.

Pujol @ Rough Trade
Pujol's new album KLUDGE just came out and it's a fairly hi-fi affair for this Nashville garage rocker -- not slick (greasy maybe) -- with some terrific songs on it. This is a free matinee...

Pujol, Dirty Fences @ Mercury Lounge
...before tonight's Mercury Lounge show

Oneohtrix Point Never, Matmos, Dutch E Germ @ MHOW
OPN has been one of the modern leaders of ambient music as of late, and he's tapped some pretty good support for tonight's show including veteran duo Matmos and ex-Gang Gang Dance member Dutch E Germ.

PAWS, Alex G, The Dirty Nil, and MA @ Shea Stadium
Somewhere between '90s indie rock and classic pop punk lies Glasgow trio PAWS, whose new album Youth Culture Forever provides more of those sugary hits. Also don't miss lo-fi singer/songwriter Alex G and Canadian ragers The Dirty Nil.

Grant Hart, Grooms, Shy Hunters @ Bowery Electric
Grant Hart may be not as popular as his former Husker Du bandmate Bob Mould, but he's still got an active solo career as well, which included the release of last year's very well-received The Argument.

Valley Lodge, OxenFree, Pavell @ Rock Shop
While most people know Dave Hill as a comedian, he's also a musician with the serious chops on guitar. He spent time as part of Cleveland band Cobra Verde and plays tonight with his current band, Valley Lodge.

Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band, Tara Jane O'Neil, Trummors @ Union Pool
As part of TV on the Radio, Tunde Adebimpe is one of the recognizable figures in the '00s Brooklyn band boom. Tonight he plays with his other band, Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band. Feel free to bug him tonight about why he's abandoned Brooklyn for LA. Also on the bill: former Rodan/Retsin member Tara Jane O'Neil who makes excellent noise folk.

Mister Saturday Night: Justin Carter, Eamon Harkin @ Mister Saturday Night's House (Red Bull Music Academy)
RBMA continues tonight with one of NYC's long-running dance parties, Mister Saturday Night.

Electric Daisy Carnival @ MetLife Stadium
The mostly EDM festival Electric Daisy Carnival may be something you want to avoid, but if you are going, there is some cool stuff to catch today like Kastle, Carl Cox, John Digweed, Art Department and more.

John Digweed, Alex Graham, Art Department, Nicolas Matar @ Output
And whether or not you go to EDC, there's always the afterparties at Output which are taking a pretty old school approach this year. Tonight's has NYC '90s rave/club scene vets John Digweed and Alex Graham, Cielo founder Nicolas Matar, and Canadian duo Art Department.

We hope you're enjoying Memorial Day Weekend. We made a guide of some of the extended holiday goings-on.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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May 23, 2014

GBV in Austin in 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
GBV

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

Guided by Voices, Doug Gillard, Atomic Forces @ Bowery Ballroom
With 22 albums (most of which have about 20 songs on them) and growing it's no wonder Guided by Voices shows often go to epic-length. Their sold-out show on Friday at Bowery Ballroom is in support of their kickin' new album, Cool Planet, that mines Bob Pollard's endless supply of hooky riffs. Opening is former GBV member Doug Gillard whose new album, Parade On, is punchy powerpop goodness. Sold out, but Bowery has released tickets a couple times this week so it might be worth checking the Ticketmaster page. They'll also be back in July.

Trans Am, Dan Friel @ Knitting Factory
Post-rock pioneers Trans Am just released their tenth album, appropriately titled Volume X, on their longtime home of Thrill Jockey and finds the trio still cranking out the rhythm-heavy kraut jams.

Pujol, Sam Coffee & The Iron Lung, Scully, Jupiter Boys @ Death by Audio
Nashville's Pujol gets ambitious on his new album, KLUDGE, which flirts with '70s rock production that works more often than not. It's also a terrific batch of tunes, and he's got a lot more to say than most garage rockers. Live, Pujol are always wild force of nature and tonight finds him in his natural habitat. He plays twice tomorrow: a free day show at Rough Trade and in the evening at Mercury Lounge.

Hailu Mergia and Low Mentality, Zongo Junction @ LPR
Ethiopian one-man funk band Hailu Mergia (who's joined by a seven-piece band live, Low Mentality) reissued his 1985 album last year and got some deserved attention for it. He played NYC this past December at Baby's All Right to great reviews, and tonight he makes his return. If you're at all thinking about going, you should.

Ex-Cult, Foster Care, VBA, Call Of The Wild @ The Acheron
Memphis ragers Ex-Cult just released their new album, Midnight Passenger, that balances sneering rippers with a few moody extended jams. This is their second of two NYC shows this weekend, and definitely the venue that best matches their sound with great support too.

Free Cake For Every Creature, Frankie Cosmos, Adult Mom, Quarterbacks, Radiator Hospital @ Silent Barn
It's a stacked bill at Silent Barn tonight with mostly twee pop and bedroom folk artists, all of which are worth catching. Admission is $7 or for $10 you can also get into the late show...

Ricky Eat Acid, Foxes In Fiction @ Silent Barn
The late show at Silent Barn tonight (midnight) leans more on the ambient side, and is also $7 for just this one (though that $10 combo sounds like a pretty good deal).

Boytoy, Raccoon Fighter, Wax Witches, Metalleg @ Baby's All Right
Brooklyn's Boytoy make spunky '90s-style poppy indie rock. Their fetching debut EP can be streamed below.

Maximo Park, Jeffrey Lewis & The Jrams, Eternal Summers @ Gramercy Theatre
Maximo Park got their start 10 years ago as part of the same scene that launched Futureheads and Field Music. The band's most recent album moves away from their scrappy, anthemic sound into synthier textures. If you're going tonight, both openers are recommended: Jeffrey Lewis is one of NYC true treasures, and VA trio Eternal Summers are makers of superior indie rock.

Sheer Terror, Agitator, Cop Problem, All Torn Up @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
NYHC vets Sheer Terror are back this year with their first album since 1995. It's not out 'til June, but from the sound of the first single the band have still got it. Philly's Cop Problem, who blend metal, hardcore and grind, are absolutely worth catching too. Like all Night Bazaar shows, this one's free.

Benoit & Sergio, JDH @ Cameo Gallery
It's a FIXED party at Cameo tonight and for the occasion Ghostly-signed electronic duo Benoit & Sergio are coming up from DC.

Rasputina, Eszter Balint @ Highline Ballroom
Gothy cello-slingers Rasputina have been enchanting NYC for over 20 years. They still bewitch.

The Real Kids, The Woggles, The Semi-Colons? @ The Bell House
It's a night of multi-generational garage rock/punk veterans at The Bell House tonight with '70s-era Boston band The Real Kids (led by John Felice of The Modern Lovers), '90s-era Athens, GA band The Woggles, and The Semi-Colons?, aka the members of '60s garage rockers ? and the Mysterians without ?.

It's Memorial Day Weekend! We've got some suggestions for things to do.

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May 22, 2014

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart at SXSW 2014 (more by Steven Noreyko)
Pains

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

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Fear Of Men, Ablebody @ Bowery Ballroom
With a killer new lineup of the band and an enjoyable new album, dare we say Pains are better than ever? This tour -- with terrific UK band Fear of Men and Ablebody (who are also in TPOBPAH lineup -- is a can't miss for indiepop fans.

Death Cab For Cutie, Hamilton Leithauser @ Capitol Theatre
It's been a while since Death Cab went on a proper tour but they'll remedy that by kicking off a short Northeast run tonight. This one's just outside of NYC and also includes Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser, which should make for a good double bill of two artists who put out some of the more memorable indie songs of the 2000s.

TEEN, Icewater @ Baby's All Right
Teen's second album take's the band formerly dronepop sound and drags it into '90s R&B territory. Tonight's the record release show for that LP.

Reigning Sound, Nude Beach @ Brooklyn Bowl
Reigning Sound, the Memphis garage rock band led by Greg Oblivian, signed to Merge back in 2012 and they're now set to release their first album for the label, Shattered, which comes out on July 15. Expect new songs tonight.

Ex-Cult, Pampers @ Mercury Lounge
Speaking of Memphis, that city's ragers Ex-Cult just released their new album, Midnight Passenger, that balances sneering rippers with a few moody extended jams. This is their first of two NYC shows this weekend, tonight with Brooklyn "thug pop" band Pampers (who are great).

Cass McCombs, Endless Boogie @ MHOW
Cass McCombs released a whopper of a double album last year -- the acclaimed Big Wheel and Others and between that and the two albums he released in 2012 (not to mention all his other albums), he's got a lot choose from. Prediction: he plays at least a few brand-new songs tonight.

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, Okayafrica Electrafique, Chief Boima, DJ Underdog @ Brooklyn Bridge Park
To quote Wikipedia, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars is a band from Sierra Leone which was formed by a group of refugees displaced to Guinea during the Sierra Leone Civil War. This show is one of Celebrate Brooklyn's free dance parties and runs from 7-10 PM.

Manchester Orchestra, Balance and Composure, Kevin Devine @ Terminal 5
Expect an overload of massive alt-rock riffs from Manchester Orchestra and Balance & Composure tonight, and things should get a little softer (but not too much) during Kevin Devine's opening set.

Prizehog, Insect Ark, Stephen Brodsky, Colomboid @ Cake Shop
Things should get pretty dark at Cake Shop tonight with Insect Ark (former Angels of Light member Dana Schechter), Cave In singer Stephen Brodsky, and more.

Leverage Models, Weeknight, Long Arms @ Cameo Gallery
If you love Big '80s music like The Associates, ABC, and (early) Spandau Ballet, you will probably dig the widescreen sounds of Leverage Models who have a firm grasp on that, right down to the saxaphone and syn-toms.

The Golden Grass, Verma, Ecstatic Vision @ Death by Audio
Chicago's Verma intertwine elements of gothy post-punk, krautrock, Eno-esque ambience and Detroit-style burners into a heavy, groovy psych sound. Their new album on Trouble in Mind is excellent.

Simian Mobile Disco (DJ Set), BICEP, Daniel Avery, JDH & Dave P @ Output
The always-fun dance duo Simian Mobile Disco return to NYC to DJ Output's weekly Input party with their collaborator Bicep, Factory Floor's pal Daniel Avery, and FIXED regulars JDH & Dave P.

Andrew W.K. in conversation with Phillip Crandall @ Strand Bookstore
Phillip Crandall wrote the 33 1/3 series book on Andrew WK's 2001 debut, I Get Wet, and tonight he discusses it with AWK himself. Free admittance with purchase of the I Get Wet book.

'We Are the Best' screening w/ Petal War @ Trilock Fusion Center for the Arts
Though writer/director Lukas Moodysson has gone to dark places in the past (Lilya 4-Ever? Yikes) this is a sweet, funny movie about three misfit 13-year-olds who decide to start a punk band in 1982 Stockholm. If some bad language isn't a problem, it makes a good family film. This is being screened as part of Rooftop films with a live performance from the very appropriate PetalWar.

'Upside Down: The Creation Records Story' @ Videology
Part of BV editor Bill Pearis' "Sound & Vision" series at Videology, tonight features the documentary about the label that gave us The Jesus & Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine, Oasis and many more. It's an entertaining and very rock-n-roll film (though the Scottish accents are THICK). Bill's DJing afterwards and they're giving away a pass to this year's NYC Popfest at the screening. Free.

Michael Hurley @ Union Pool
Having spent time in the '60 Greenwich Village scene with his work covered by Holy Modal Rounders and others, acclaimed folk songwriter and performer Michael Hurley has remained active and prolific into his '70s. Advance tickets of tonight's show are sold out, but a limited amount will be available at the door.

Unholy Grave, Birdflesh, Mesrine, War Master, Entrails @ Saint Vitus
Unfortunately, Excruciating Terror had to drop off this show but it's stacked regardless. Japanese grinder Unholy Grave return for their first NYC appearance since 2006, Swedish grinders Birdflesh make their first NYC appearance ever, Canada's Mesrine and Swden's Entrails both make their US debuts tonight, and the bill's rounded out by ex-Insect Warfare Bolt Thrower worshippers War Master.

Erik Friedlander @ Subculture
Avant-garde cellist and John Zorn cohort Erik Friedlander celebrates the release of his new album, Nitehawks, which features (like this show) his Bonebridge Band.

Direct Effect, The Saddest Landscape, Rescuer, Capacities @ Suburbia
It's a stacked bill of post-hardcore at Suburbia tonight with Direct Effect who have sort of a Fucked Up/Paint It Black thing going on, The Saddest Landscape and Rescuer who are both in the Touche Amore/PBTT vein, and Capacities who are the most metallic band on the bill.

LVL UP, Kite Party, Three Man Cannon, Downies @ David Blaine's The Steakhouse
Philly bands Kite Party and Three Man Cannon (ex-Tigers Jaw) are currently on tour together, and likeminded in that they're decidedly non-punk bands coming from a punk scene. Local regulars LVL UP headline and openers Downies include members of both LVL UP and Porches.

Stone Jack Jones, Coupler, LYLAS, Wooden Wand @ The Delancey
Nashville folk singer Stone Jack Jones is currently touring as a "Nashville circus" which brings him and other Nashville pals together for a unique show. Moved to The Delancey from Mercury Lounge.

UPDATE: both the Ex-Cult show and the Stone Jack Jones show at Mercury Lounge were cancelled due to a giant sinkhole outside of Katz's Deli. They may be moved to other venues, stay tuned.

UPDATE 2: Stone Jack Jones moved to The Delancey.

UPDATE 3: Ex-Cult moved to Fontana's.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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May 21, 2014

Mirah (w/ Thao) @ MHOW, 2011 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Mirah

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

Mirah, Loamlands, Led to Sea @ MHOW
Mirah's already played a couple less traditional shows in NYC this year, but now the indie rock-leaning singer/songwriter gets in a club dates in support of her solid new album, Changing Light.

Nazoranai (Keiji Haino, Stephen O'Malley, Oren Ambarchi) @ The Wick
Nazoranai are an improvisational trio that featuring the prolific and influential Japanese experimental musician Keiji Haino, SunnO))) / Khanate guitarist Stephen O'Malley, and Australian multi-instrumentalist / occasional SunnO))) contributor Oren Ambarchi. Says O'Malley, "It's an interesting exercise in patience, in trance, in timbre and in alertness as a player."

Deleted Scenes, Krill, Verma, Palehound (solo) @ Baby's All Right
It's a good bill at Baby's tonight with DC art punks Deleted Scenes, Massachusetts quirky indie rockers Krill, Chicago's krauty Verma, and a solo set by Palehound singer Ellen Kempner.

Built To Spill, The Warm Hair @ Bowery Ballroom
When people talk about '90s Indie Rock, certainly at least some of that talk is aimed at Built to Spill. If their output hasn't been quite as consistent since Clinton left office, the hat trick of There's Nothing Wrong with Love, Perfect from Now On, and Keep it Like a Secretmore than earned their place in the hall of fame. And they're still great live.

D'Angelo (A Conversation) @ Brooklyn Museum (Red Bull Music Academy)
While we're still waiting for that new D'Angelo album, maybe some insight will be shed on its very long delay tonight when the elusive R&B singer appears for this public lecture as part of RBMA.

Split Single, Desert Sharks, Leapling @ Glasslands
Split Single, the new band of Bob Mould collaborator Jason Narducy (which featured Spoon's Britt Daniel playing on their album) finally make it to NYC tonight fo this show at Glasslands. Local indie rockers Leapling are worth catching too.

Guiellermo Sexto, Relations, Appomattox, Django, Lighting String @ Pianos
Drawing from a variety of postpunk influences, Relations make dark-hued but catchy, danceable pop, as heard on their debut album, Songbirds. Tonight's the third week of their May residency.

Everything is Terrible! Live! @ The Bell House
The video collagists / crap connoisseurs known as Everything is Terrible! are back with two new "specials": "Comic Relief Zero!," takes a look at those who dare stand in front of a brick wall for laughs; and "Everything Is Terrible! Does The Hip-Hop!," is pretty self explanatory.

Michael Hurley, Jess Williamson @ Union Pool
Having spent time in the '60 Greenwich Village scene with his work covered by Holy Modal Rounders and others, acclaimed folk songwriter and performer Michael Hurley has remained active and prolific into his '70s. Advance tickets of tonight's show are sold out, but a limited amount will be available at the door. Same goes for Thursday's show.

Cripple Bastards, Hooded Menace, Maruta, Archagathus, Detroit @ Saint Vitus
Long-running Italian grinders Cripple Bastards team up with Finnish death doomsters Hooded Menace, Miami deathgrind unit Maruta and more.

Ejecta, The Room Outside, Annie Girl & The Flight, How To Be Topp @ Shea Stadium
Ejecta is the duo of Neon Indian's Leanne Macomber and Ford & Lopatin's Joel Ford that centers around Leanne's (almost) always "completely naked" character. They also make pretty good synth pop.

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

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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May 20, 2014

Conor Oberst @ Voodoo Fest 2013 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
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Walter Schreifels @ Rock Lottery 2014 (more by Greg Cristman)
Walter Schreifels

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

Conor Oberst @ Rough Trade
The brains behind the beloved Bright Eyes and multiple other projects throughout his lengthy and prolific career, Conor Oberst is now back in solo mode with a new folk-oriented record, Upside Down Mountain, which is out today. His tour includes a large NYC show at Central Park Summerstage in July, but tonight he'll celebrate with this far more intimate release show.

Walter Schreifels, Shellshag @ Union Pool
Walter Schreifels is undoubtedly a legend in post-hardcore, having played in many pioneering bands including Gorilla Biscuits, Youth of Today and Quicksand, among others. Even when he's not reunited with one of those bands, or playing in one of his more recent ones, Walter stays busy with his solo career. Shellshag, veterans of NYC's DIY scene, are always worth catching as well.

Built To Spill, The Warm Hair @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
When people talk about '90s Indie Rock, certainly at least some of that talk is aimed at Built to Spill. If their output hasn't been quite as consistent since Clinton left office, the hat trick of There's Nothing Wrong with Love, Perfect from Now On, and Keep it Like a Secret more than earned their place in the hall of fame. And they're still great live.

The Neighbourhood, Danny Brown, Little Daylight, Born Casual @ Central Park Summerstage
While we're not big fans of the headliner, if you're going to this Central Park Summerstage show tonight we recommend getting there in time for rapper Danny Brown, whose live shows are always a good time.

The Tablets @ BRIC House
Powered by what sounds like a very old drum machine, Brooklyn trio The Tablets have an appealingly wobbly sound -- floating somewhere between 1966 and 1983, warmed by the vocals of Mexican-born main member Liz Godoy. This show iss part of art exhibit "Small Solos: Vandana Jain" by Melissa Godoy Nieto who is Liz's sister and also does visuals for the band.

Teenanger, Weird Womb, Nandas @ Death by Audio
Toronto's snarling Teenanger are giving a new batch of songs the road-test treatment on a short tour. If you dig grimey, denim-clad punk, these folks do it well.

Nomads, Unicycle Loves You, Nuclear Santa Claust, The Living Kills @ Glasslands
It's mostly an indie rock bill at Glasslands tonight with local punks Nuclear Santa Claust being the heavier outliers.

Jesse Boykins III, Machinedrum @ Knitting Factory
Jesse Boykins III enlisted in Machinedrum to give his futuristic R&B/soul that post-dubstep touch, and making tonight a special show on his tour, he'll actually be joined by Machinedrum on this one.

Coffins, Bones, Ilsa, The Seven Sisters of Sleep @ Saint Vitus
Japanese death/doom greats Coffins are over on our shores for Maryland Deathfest this weekend, but lucky for us New Yorkers who aren't heading out to that festival (or even those who are but want to see them twice), they're gracing NYC with a stop at Saint VItus tonight.

Anvil, Sunlord, Saviour @ Santos Party House
This Canadian band's long-running career was chronicled -- and perhaps saved -- by the 2009 documentary Anvil! The Story of Anvil. They'll bring their old-school riffs to Santos tonight. Rock on.

Colin Jost, Bryan Tucker, Liam McEneaney, Rob Paravonian @ Housing Works
This is the Housing Works series 'Comedy Notebook with Liam McEneaney' where comedians try out brand new material, and sometimes talk about it too. Among tonight's featured acts is Colin Jost who took over for Seth Meyers as both head writer for SNL and co-anchor of "Weekend Update."

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

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May 19, 2014

Blondie in NJ in 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Blondie

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

Swans, Jenny Hval @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Swans has been making some of the filthiest and most life-affirming music since the early '80s, until ending their run in the late '90s. At the beginning of this decade, the band's mastermind Michael Gira reformed the band, who have now put out their third record since 2010 and throughout that record's 2+ hours, it never fails at being one of the most intense listening experiences you can have. Their live shows are only more intense. This is the second of two NYC shows for them this week, and opener Jenny Hval is worth catching too

The Faint, Suuns, Darren Keen @ Bowery Ballroom
Dancepunk vets The Faint released their first new album in six years, Doom Abuse, back in April which finds them picking up pretty much where they left off. Tonight's the second of three NYC shows. Don't miss Montreal's Suuns who open.

Built To Spill, The Warm Hair @ Brooklyn Bowl
When people talk about '90s Indie Rock, certainly at least some of that talk is aimed at Built to Spill. While their output hasn't been as consistent since Clinton left office, the hat trick of There's Nothing Wrong with Love, Perfect from Now On, and Keep it Like a Secret more than earned their place in the hall of fame.

Fu Manchu, Electric Citizen, The Unwed @ Mercury Lounge
Stoner rock vets Fu Manchu recently put out Gigantoid, the first album since 2009 which stays roughly within the same style strain they've perfected over their 27 year career.

Blondie @ Rough Trade
Punk/new wave pioneers Blondie are celebrating their 40th year as a band this year with a new album and multiple events, including this intimate show in their hometown of NYC. To get in you had to buy the new album from the Rough Trade store and receive a wristband.

Joey Ramone Birthday Bash @ Bowery Electric
Speaking of pioneering New York punk, the late Joey Ramone's birthday (he woud have turned 63 this year) will be celebrated with the annual Joey Ramone Birthday Bash at Bowery Electric which features some fellow legends including Dead Boys' Cheetah Chrome, Sex Pistols' Glen Matlock, The Dictators' Andy Shernoff, and many more.

The Everymen, The Brooklyn What, Overlake, Wet Leather @ Baby's All Right
NJ's The Everymen have a boozy heartland swagger which sounds good as ever ont heir new album, Givin' Up On Free Jazz, which comes out this week.

High Dive, Bernay's Propoganda, Nana Grizol, Mikey Erg @ Death by Audio
It's a very varied bill at DbA tonight with the real-deal pop punk of queer-positive Indiana band High Dive, Macedonia dance-punks Bernay's Propaganda, many-membered folk collective Nana Grizol, and one of the busiest people in punk, Mikey Erg.

Deniro Farrar @ SOB's (FREE)
Rapper Deniro Farrar puts out his first major label release, the Rebirth EP, this week and he's celebrating with this release show. It was previously a ticketed show but admission is now free with RSVP.

Wyatt Cenac's Night Train w/ guest hosts The Kondabolu Brothers @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac's weekly comedy show continues tonight. This one's being guest hosted by The Kondabolu Brothers, but Wyatt will still be there, as will other guests W. Kamau Bell, Sasheer Zamata, Joe Zimmerman, Steve Wrigley, Saurin Choksi, and one surprise guest.

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

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May 18, 2014

Swans @ Northside Fest 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)
Swans

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

Swans, Jenny Hval @ Bowery Ballroom
Swans has been making some of the filthiest and most life-affirming music since the early '80s, until ending their run in the late '90s. At the beginning of this decade, the band's mastermind Michael Gira reformed the band, who have now put out their third record since 2010 and throughout that record's 2+ hours, it never fails at being one of the most intense listening experiences you can have. Their live shows are only more intense. This is the first of two NYC shows for them this week, and opener Jenny Hval is worth catching too.

Fletcher C. Johnson, The Pharmacy, Hector's Pets, Bad Lovers @ Baby's All Right
All four of the bands on this bill have the Burger Records seal of approval which means a night of beer-loving (and perhaps beer-flinging) garagey, punky, glammy rock n' roll.

Ludwig Persik, Jef Barbara, King Holiday @ Baby's All Right
Blurring genre and gender lines, Jef skips between minimal electro, shimmering and ethereal guitar pop, skronky new wave with forays into glam and krauty bachelor pad music -- all with élan and wit. Tonight is the second of two special shows Jef is doing in NYC this weekend with Meshell Ndegeocello on bass. Tonight it's also part of Ludwig Persik's late-night Sunday residency. FREE.

Creepoid, Alex G, Florida, The Chickenhawks @ Death by Audio
Philly's Creepoid keep the slowcore era of the '90s alive, and they throw a little shoegaze in there too. It's good stuff. Alex G also makes quality bedroom singer/songwriter type stuff.

Walter Martin (of The Walkmen) @ Littlefield
The Walkmen are currently on hiatus but many of its members are currently taking the solo route, including Walter Martin who put out his new children's album this week. This is an afternoon show for the whole family. Also: free ice cream!

Steve Gunn, Prince Rupert's Drops, Devonian Gardens, Worthless @ Mercury Lounge
A onetime member of Kurt Vile's backing band, The Violators, Gunn released his most recent solo album, the delicate, mostly acoustic Time Off, last year and headlines this all-psych-rock bill.

Untold, Pearson Sound @ Output
Dubstep/UK bass producer Untold just put out his new full length album, Black Light Spiral, which should appeal to fans of the genre from before it's big American breakout. Tonight he plays a live set in NYC. His likeminded fellow UK musician Pearson Sound is on the bill too, and special guests are promised.

Young Widows, Helms Alee, Highness @ Saint Vitus
The noise rockin' Young Widows aren't too noisy on their new record, Easy Pain, which has more of a gothy post-punk thing going on, but it's very solid nonetheless. Also on the bill is sludge greats Helms Alee and Highness (ex-Christie Front Drive).

LODRO, Sunflower Bean, Lavachild, Frank Jones @ Union Pool
They play a lot, but all that gigging has made locals LODRO a killer live band, playing at intense brand of creepout blues (think Nick Cave, The Cramps' version of "Fever") that is dead serious and pretty badass.

Panda Bear, Dam-Funk, Torn Hawk @ Warsaw
Panda Bear is supposed to be coming out with a new solo album this year, and regardless of what you thought of Animal Collective's last, #TeamPanda fans should still be pretty excited because his last one was excellent and AnCo's last was mostly an Avey Tare affair. He hasn't released anything from it yet, but knowing him, there's a pretty good chance we'll hear a lot of it tonight. Part of the Red Bull Music Academy

Juelz Santana, Status, Don Dada @ Stage 48
Juelz Santana has probably been blasting out of a lot of speakers this past week, considering he's on Cam'ron & A-Trak's killer new single, "Dipshits." Maybe he'll break out his verse tonight?

Black N' Blue Bowl @ The Well
The annual NYC hardcore festival Black N Blue Bowl wraps up today with sets from d-beat pioneers Discharge, Agnostic Front, 7 Seconds, Power Trip, Incendiary, Manipulate, Heavy Chains, and still more.

Cheetah Chrome, Kevn Kinney, Bethany Saint-Smith & The Gun Show, Cariad Harmon @ The Treehouse at 2A (FREE)
Without Cheetah Chrome (a member of Dead Boys and Rocket From the Tombs) punk as we know it today probably wouldn't exist. That's a pretty good reason to see him for free.

Eddie Izzard @ Beacon Theatre
Eddie Izzard brings his current show (which he's translated and performs in three languages!), "Force Majeure," to North America and this his final of five Beacon shows.

Bruce Springsteen @ Mohegan Sun Arena
The boss isn't hitting any NYC venues on his current tour, but if you don't mind traveling a bit to see him you can catch tonight's show at Mohegan Sun, his second of two sold out shows at the Connecticut venue.

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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