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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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May 17, 2014

Built to Spill @ Irving Plaza, 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Built To Spill, The Warm Hair @ Stone Pony
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.

Shark?, The Pharmacy, Bad Lovers, Dead Stars @ Cake Shop
Lovers of '90s indie rock (who aren't going to Built to Spill) might want to check out this show. Both Shark? and Dead Stars do the decade proud.

Black N' Blue Bowl @ The Well
The annual NYC hardcore festival Black N' Blue Bowl kicks off today with sets from Agnostic Front, Ludichrist, All Out War, Brain Slug, and more. In what may or may not be exciting news, Hatebreed and Biohazard play today too. The fest wraps up tomorrow.

King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, Fletcher C. Johnson, Bad Girlfriend, Juniper Rising, Onwe @ Baby's All Right
Seven strong Aussie outfit King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard make psych-rock not unlike Black Angels or the BJM. They also made a narrated concept album set during the American Civil War. This is their second night at Baby's.

Ghost B.C., King Dude @ Best Buy Theater
Satanic rockers Ghost B.C. bring their costumed live show back to NYC tonight, and providing quality support is noir-folk balladeer King Dude.

OFF!, Cerebral Ballzy, NASA Space Universe @ Bowery Ballroom
Hardcore punk supergroup OFF! features members of a handful of great bands, including frontman Keith Morris whose EP with Black Flag is probably the biggest reference point for OFF!'s stuff. It's all '80s throwback stuff, but we'll take it coming from some of the guys who actually pioneered this kind of thing.

Swearin', Radiator Hospital, Aye Nako, Pegasus Warning (DJ Set) @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar (FREE)
It's a great bill at Brooklyn Night Bazaar of bands that blur the lines between indie rock and pop punk. If you're unfamiliar with the bands, fans of anything from The Get Up Kids to Built to Spill should dig the whole bill. Like all BKNB shows, this is free.

Visuals, High Water, Dave Harrington @ Cameo Gallery
Nicolas Jaar's label Other People is hosting a label night at Cameo tonight, including Dave Harrington of Nico's band Darkside, and High Water who often collaborates with both of them.

Beverly, Las Rosas, The Moon Dudes @ Death by Audio
While Frankie Rose has left NYC for LA, Drew Citron carries on the Beverly flame now with a full band. Their debut album is loaded with Pixies/Breeders-influenced indie rock pop gems.

Sophie, Lee Bannon, Dubbel Dutch @ Glasslands
After the Peelander-Z show, Glasslands hosts this late electronic show headlined by buzzy UK producer Sophie, whose 2013 single "Bipp" was one of the more addictive dance singles of last year.

Morcheeba @ Irving Plaza
Trip hop vets Morcheeba released Head Up High last year, their second with singer Skye Edwards returning to the fold. (She'd been out of the band from 2003 - 2009.) The band haven't messed with their patented sound too much but, why yes, there are a couple nods to dubstep in there too.

Lilly Wolf, Bridges and Powerlines, Dot Dash, Ma'am, Dan Hubbard and The Humadors @ Pianos
Of note on this bill: Washington DC's Dot Dash, which features members of Julie Ocean and wordy '90s indiepoppers Tree Fort Angst.

Peelander-Z @ Riot Fest Chicago 2013 (more by Kirstie Shanley)

Peelander Z, Math the Band, Bluejay @ Glasslands
Ain't no party like a Peelander-Z party, and Math the Band should do a good job warming us up for it.

Talib Kweli @ Rough Trade
There's never a lack of chances to see Talib Kweli in his hometown of NYC, but with over a decade and a half of material as great as he has, we're not complaining.

Porches, Tanks Amigo, Bent Shapes, Laughing Fingers @ Shea Stadium
Boston's Bent Shapes debut album from last year is a little sharper than your average indie pop platter, with a welcome bit of angularity, muscle and attitude to compliment the jaunty tunes. They play tonight with one of the most talked-about new bands in Brooklyn, Porches.

Chromeo, Oliver @ Terminal 5
An amalgam of early-'80s electro-R&B (Cameo, Rockwell, various Jacksons), Chromeo are not afraid to embrace the cheese. And if you aren't either, it's a fun time. The band's new album White Women, is out now.

Chromeo (DJ Set), andhim, Bedouin @ Verboten
You can keep the party going after T5 tonight when Chrome spin at this new Williamsburg dance club.

Gerd Janson @ TBA Brooklyn
Famed house DJ and Running Back label domo Gerd Janson will be brining a little Berlin/Frankfurt style to Brooklyn tonight. Part of the Red Bull Music Academy.

Cheetah Chrome, The Nuclears @ The Delancey (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.

'Metal Cats' release party w/ Planning For Burial, Sea Of Bones, Belus @ Union Pool
In case you haven't heard about the new Metal Cats book, it's a book full of photos of metal musicians with their cats. (Awesome right?) Tonight, that book celebrates its release and some solid bands will be there including the gloomy Planning for Burial, the sludgy Sea of Bones, and the doomy Belus.

The Faint, Suuns @ Webster Hall
Dancepunk vets The Faint released their first new album in six year, 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.

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 fourth 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 and/or tomorrow's shows at Mohegan Sun. Both sold out.

Hull, Bloody Hammers @ Saint Vitus
This show is actually the afterparty for a wedding, but it's open to the public and headlined by Brooklyn psych-sludge purveyors Hull. Please wish the happy couple congratulations!

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 16, 2014

Woods at Baby's for BV-RBSS in April (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Woods

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

Woods, Quilt, Frankie Cosmos @ Bowery Ballroom
While they have a rep for noodling, Woods these days are song-focused, poppy, tight, and when they do stretch things out, there is purpose and direction (and serious chops) to the jams. Tonight's a terrific bill all-around with Quilt (who are firing on all cylinders these days too), and up-and-comer Frankie Cosmos.

Jef Barbara w/ Meshell Ndegeocello, The Suzan, Shackers, Glockabelle, Les Jupes, Fluffer @ Pianos
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 first of two special shows Jef is doing in NYC this weekend with Meshell Ndegeocello on bass. Jef's on early, 7 PM.

Chromeo, Oliver @ Terminal 5
An amalgam of early-'80s electro-R&B (Cameo, Rockwell, various Jacksons), Chromeo are not afraid to embrace the cheese. And if you aren't either, it's a fun time. The band's new album White Women, is out now.

Hardcore Activity In Progress @ Knockdown Center (Red Bull Music Academy)
Following last year's Drone Activity In Progress, this year's Red Bull Music Academy will include Hardcore Activity In Progress, though it doesn't necessarily mean the genre. The very varied lineup includes ambient wizard Tim Hecker, grindcore vets Napalm Death, rapper Gunplay, jazz trio The Thing, noisemakers Wolf Eyes, more noisemakers Bastard Noise, techno producer Regis, alt-rapper clipping. and plenty more. Set times below.

Elbow, John Grant @ Webster Hall
Manchester's Elbow make "heartfelt," "anthemic" and "crowd-pleasing" not dirty words. The band's new album, The Takeoff and Landing of Everything is out now.

Seahaven, Adventures, Foxing, Little Big League @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Seahaven's tour hits The Studio at Webster Hall tonight with some great openers: Adventures, the band that includes 3/4 of Code Orange Kids but are more punky/less aggressive than that band, Foxing, who kind of sound like the screamo Antlers, and Little Big League, who mix a little math and a little punk into otherwise traditional indie rock.

Screaming Females, Bleeding Rainbow, Marvin Berry and The New Sound, Lilth Velkor @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Screaming Females have a new live album which they're celebrating with this release show. It's a good one, though of course actually seeing them live is the way to go, which you can do tonight for free. Good openers too, including punky shoegazers Bleeding Rainbow and Screamales' Don Giovanni labelmates Marvin Berry & the New Sound.

Flagland, Greys, HSY, The Beverleys @ Death by Audio
Tonight Brooklyn venue Death by Audio hosts a triple header of rippin' Canadian punk from Greys, HSY and The Beverleys. If you like it loud, fast, and noisy, you'll dig all these bands. Local representation on the bill comes from Flagland.

The Lillingtons, Mikey Erg, Stabbed in Back @ Knitting Factory
This is one of a few rare Northeast reunion dates for '90s era punks The Lillingtons, who along with The Queers, Screeching Weasel and others, did a great job bringing back Ramones-inspired punk during that decade.

Solstafir, Junius, So Hideous @ Saint Vitus
If you like epic, heavy atmospheric rock there's no better place to go in NYC tonight than Saint Vitus. The show is headlined by Iceland's Solstafir whose post-black metal may not be as popular as other similar bands here in America but it really deserves to be. Before them it's their tourmates Junius who are more "heavy post-rock" than metal, and local openers So Hideous fit the bill perfectly.

Breton, Kid Karate, Hoodlem @ Glasslands
After a couple failed attempts to play here recently, UK dance act Breton finally make it past the visa department to play Glasslands tonight. If you like Hot Chip and Metronomy, you might want to investigate further.

King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, The Mystery Lights, Froth @ Baby's All Right
Seven strong Aussie outfit King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard make psych-rock not unlike Black Angels or the BJM. They also made a narrated concept album set during the American Civil War. We have a feeling this will be interesting.

Black Marble, Future Punx @ Baby's All Right
Stick around Baby's after King Gizzard for this late-night show with with a couple new wave/post punk influenced Brooklyn locals. If you have't caught Future Punx, they're especially fun.

Morcheeba @ Warsaw
Trip hop vets Morcheeba released Head Up High last year, their second with singer Skye Edwards returning to the fold. (She'd been out of the band from 2003 - 2009.) The band haven't messed with their patented sound too much but, why yes, there are a couple nods to dubstep in there too.

Marc Ribot's Los Cubanos Postizos @ LPR
Los Cubanos Postizos is guitar great Mark Ribot in party mode, with arrangements by Cuban bandleader Arsenio Rodriguez.

Metro Area, Blondes, Kevin Graves @ American Museum of Natural History
It's the May edition of One Step Beyond at the American Museum of Natural History with a live performance by Blondes and DJ sets from Metro Area and Kevin Graves.

Walter Martin (of The Walkmen) @ Joe's Pub
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. He'll be playing songs off that tonight, and the show's all ages, so bring your kids! For the show, Walter will play with a full band, special guests and a chorus conducted by his Walkmen bandmate Hamilton Leithauser. Other guests include Matt Barrick of The Walkmen, Kat Edmonson, members of French Kicks, and "a very special surprise guest who sings on Walter's album."

HighasaKite, Faces on Film @ Mercury Lounge
Norwegian band Highasakite were supposed to play NYC last month but ended up canceling the show so they could do a West Coast run opening for London Grammar. They made good on their promise for a make-up show, which is tonight.

Jukebox The Ghost (DJ Sets), Sinkane (DJ Set), Body Language, Frances Cone @ Pier 2 at Brooklyn Bridge Park
This is a free outdoor show, and the last of the official pre-parties for the NYRR Five-Borough Series (which is run on Saturday).

Stargazy, Folding Legs @ Rough Trade
Brooklyn's Stargazy have playing regularly for about three years, honing their brand of anthemic pop, characterized by big choruses and a jetstream guitar sound.

Jeffrey Lewis, Crazy and The Brains, Heeney, L.A. Boobs @ Shea Stadium
Jeffrey Lewis is one of NYC's consistently great anti-folk singers. He plays a lot but tonight's a doubly great one because he's joined by the likeminded Crazy & the Brains.

Issues, Wilbert Gavin (of Cities Aviv), Shaun Durkan (of Weekend) @ Cameo Gallery
Durkan and Gavin are presenting this new party called "Issues" which promises "a night of 90s - 2000s heavy." Beach Fossils' Dustin Payseur, and Durkan's Weekend bandmate Abe Pedroza will be helping out too.

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 15, 2014

Lykke Li @ Party at the Garden 2014 (more by Gretchen Robinette)
Lykke Li

Afghan Whigs @ Coachella 2014 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
Afghan Whigs

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

Lykke Li @ Apollo Theater
Following Tuesday's Party at the Garden appearance, Swedish songstress Lykke Li -- whose new album I Never Learn was just released -- plays a proper show at another of NYC's more stately venues.

Psychemagik, Joakim, JDH & Dave P @ LPR
UK duo Psychemagik make disco synth-funk that fans of Daft Punk, Justice or DFA Records will likely dig, and Joakim, having opened for Holy Ghost, should be a good fit.

Mastodon, Gojira, Kvelertak @ Terminal 5
It's a great triple bill for metal at Terminal 5 tonight with the Georgia sludge masters Mastodon who have a new album out (stream a track), French progressive death metal vets Gojira, and Norwegian black 'n' roll guitar swingers Kvelertak. Sold out.

The Afghan Whigs, Carina Round @ Brooklyn Bowl
'90s-era indie rockers Afghan Whigs released Do to the Beast last month, their first album in 16 years. Greg Duuli and co don't really sound worse for wear. Sold out.

The Underachievers, Denzel Curry, Dillon Cooper @ Irving Plaza
NYC rap duo The Underachievers never go easy on the drug references, and we're not endorsing anything, but they make the right kind of music to go with the blunt smoke that will likely fill Irving tonight.

Tokyo Police Club, Geographer, Said the Whale @ Webster Hall
Agreeable Canadian indie band TPC just released their new album, Force Field, which offers up more of the band's breezy guitar pop.

Blood Red Shoes, Radkey @ Mercury Lounge
Brighton, UK duo Blood Red Shoes raise a ruckus, making highly danceable rock (and putting on a well-regarded live show). The band's self-titled fourth album came out in March.

Chad VanGaalen, Cousins, Bry Webb @ The Bell House
CVG's 2013 album, Shrink Dust, was quirkier and more eccentric side -- tons of terrifically weird sounds going -- than the indie folk most associate with him. Openers are good too: Halifax duo Cousins, and Bry Webb of The Constantines.

Amen Dunes, Helm, Hubble @ Baby's All Right
Spooky, spectral folk artist Amen Dunes went straight for the heart on new album, Love, his most straightforward album to date. Support at this show comes from London experimentalist Helm and Hubble (aka Ben Greenberg of The Men and other bands).

Cibo Matto, Javelin, JD Samson (of Le Tigre) @ Brooklyn Bridge Park
The second of the free Celebrate Brooklyn Dance Parties, tonight's show brings us food-obsessed Japanese duo Cibo Matto, chillwave survivors Javelin and Le Tigre/MEN's JD Samson on DJ duties. All this set against the spectacular view of Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan's skyline.

Jackmaster, Free Magic, Sheepshead @ Cameo Gallery
Jackmaster co-runs the Numbers label, who has put out music by Rustie, Jamie xx, Hudson Mohawke, SBTRKT and others. While those names may be bigger than Jackmaster, his own music is worthy as well.

Sugarm, Mincemeat Or Tenspeed, Darren Keen, Radio Shock @ Death by Audio
It's a full night of electronic/noise/experimental at Death by Audio tonight, capping off with Sugarm who's becoming a regular around here.

Lily Allen @ Highline Ballroom
Having released Sheezus, her perhaps ill-advisedly titled first album in five years, Lily Allen is also playing her first NYC show in half a decade. Even if it's not the return-to-form we were hoping for, it's still nice to have her back.

Daedelus, Shigeto, Mark Guillana, Elvind Opsvik, Graham Haynes @ Littlefield
After playing Wednesday's Night of Improvised Round Robin Duets, Daedelus and Shigeto will try some songs they've actually played before.

Metronomy, Cloud Control @ MHOW
Metronomy's new album, Love Letters, was an all-analogue affair, coming off more like something from the '70s, though still viewed through leader Joe Mount's quirky worldview. Live, it's a little more dancey... and a a little more magenta.

Nadastrom, Sabo, Ape Drums @ Output
This week's INPUT party at Output is doubling as one of Dave Nada's Moombahton Massive parties, and as you may expect, it's a night full of moombahton from Dave's own project Nadastrom (with Matt Nordstrom), plus Sabo and Ape Drums.

Oberhofer, Radical Dads, Chaos Chaos @ Pier 2 at Brooklyn Bridge Park
This is a free outdoor show, and one of the official pre-parties for the NYRR Five-Borough Series, tonight featuring Oberhofer, Radical Dads, and Chaos Chaos.

Les Bonhommes, Crosss, Invisible Days, Jeremy and the Symbols @ Shea Stadium
There's some good bands at Shea tonight including Deerhoof/Rainer Maria-related band Les Bonhommes and Canadian heavy psych band Crosss.

Analog Rebellion, Pretty & Nice, Art Decade, Honduras @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Fans of superior guitar pop could do a lot worse than this show, with Boston's new wave/power pop combo Pretty & Nice, Brooklyn's Brit-garage lovers Honduras, and more.

Glass Animals, People Get Ready, Kitty, Moons, Fascinator, Kitty Cash, Blondes, and DJ Banacrisp @ The Westway
This is a benefit show for Fountain House which aids the recovery of men and women with mental illness. It's a jam packed bill at this very small way West Side club.

A Place to Bury Strangers, Spires, LODRO @ The Wick
Ten years on, APTBS are still one of Brooklyn's loudest bands. They'll be letting 'er rip -- and trying out songs from their new album -- tonight with openers Spires and Lodro, the latter of whom are a last-minute sub for Grooms.

Pigeon, Reverse the Curse, Signals Midwest, Living Room @ Grand Victory
It's a varied bill at Grand Victory tonight, and if you're stopping by it'd be worth catching melodic Cleveland punks Signals Midwest, whose most recent album came out last year on Tiny Engines, home to The Hotelier, Somos, Little Big League and others.

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 a string of shows at Beacon.

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 14, 2014

Kvelertak at the Studio at Webster Hall, May 2013 (more by Keith Marlowe)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Kvelertak, Extinction AD, Kosmodemonic @ Saint Vitus
Kvelertak pull from some of the biggest rock giants of all time (Metallica, Black Sabbath, Ramones) and inject blackish vocals and a party attitude that's really entirely their own. This is a much smaller show than the larger venues they've been playing opening on tour for Mastodon, and is sold out.

Fredo Santana, Black Dave @ Highline Ballroom
Chicago rapper Fredo Santana made his NYC debut just a few months ago at Santos Party House, and now he's already on to the much larger Highline Ballroom. Tickets are still available.

Owen Pallett, Doldrums @ Bowery Ballroom
Having collaborated with Arcade Fire, Brian Eno and others in the last year, Owen Pallett straddles the line between pop musician and composer, a tightrope act he walks deftly on new album In Conflict. Read our recent interview.

Metronomy, Cloud Control @ Webster Hall
Metronomy's new album, Love Letters, was an all-analogue affair, coming off more like something from the '70s, though still viewed through leader Joe Mount's quirky worldview. Live, it's a little more dancey and a a little more magenta.

Blood Red Shoes, Radkey, Rad Dreams @ Glasslands
Brighton, UK duo Blood Red Shoes raise a ruckus, making highly danceable rock (and putting on a well-regarded live show). The band's self-titled fourth album came out in March.

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

Howler, Frankie Teardrop @ Mercury Lounge
Minneapolis' Howler are descendants of The Replacements' sloppy guitar pop tradition, as heard on the band's new album, World Of Joy, which owes more than a little to The Strokes lineage as well.

Divining Rod, Small Apartments, Hamish Kilgour, The Dead Blue Sea @ Cake Shop
Diving Rod is the new band from Miyuki Furtado who used to co-front The Rogers Sisters. Check out the band's new single below. Also playing: Clean drummer (and Brooklyn resident) Hamish Kilgour.

Here We Go Magic, Gospels, Porcelain Raft @ Pier 2 at Brooklyn Bridge Park
This is a free outdoor show, and the official pre-party for the NYRR Five-Borough Series: Brooklyn Half Marathon. 8 PM.

Red Bull Music Academy Night of Improvised Round Robin Duets with Allen Toussaint, Daedelus, Amp Fiddler, David Murray, Nels Cline, Marc Ribot, Shigeto, Petra Haden, Jherek Bischoff and more @ Town Hall
Like last year, this year's Red Bull Music Academy will feature a 'Night of Improvised Round Robin Duets' which is pretty much exactly what it sounds like it is. Two musicians share the stage improvising, one leaves and a different one joins. Rinse repeat. Tonight's lineup includes electronic producers Daedelus and Shigeto, guitar greats Marc Ribot and Nels Cline, David Byrne/Amanda Palmer collaborator Jherek Bischoff, New Orleans R&B veteran Allen Toussaint, ex-P-Funk member Amp Fiddler, free jazz veteran David Murray, that dog. member Petra Haden, and more.

Eddie Izzard @ Beacon Theatre
Eddie Izzard brings his current show, "Force Majeure," to North America and this is his second of three NYC shows at Beacon Theatre.

Big Terrific Comedy Show @ Cameo Gallery
Max Silvestri hosts the free weekly comedy show in the back of Williamsburg's Lovin' Cup. Tonight's packed bill features Mike Recine, Greg Barris, Jake Weisman, John Early, Kara Klenk, Baron Vaughn, and Roger Hailes.

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 13, 2014

Angel Olsen at SXSW 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Angel Olsen

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

Son Lux, Rafiq Bhatia @ Le Poisson Rouge
Son Lux has collaborated with Sufjan Stevens, and if you like Sufjan's style of art pop you might dig Son Lux's too. Opening is indie-friendly jazz musician Rafiq Bhatia.

The Bots, Lolawolf, Lewis Lazar @ Baby's All Right
Punky duo The Bots are still very young but they've already toured with some huge bands (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Blur, Dropkick Murphys) and tonight they'll be in a much smaller room than the ones they played on those tours at Baby's All Right.

The Wailers (performing "Legend" & more), Makua Rothman @ Brooklyn Bowl
Bob Marley's band The Wailers are celebrating the 30th anniversary of his posthumous greatest hits album, Legend, which collected career faves like "Get Up, Stand Up," "No Woman, No Cry," "Redemption Song," "Waiting In Vain," and plenty more.

Owen Pallett, Doldrums @ Glasslands
Having collaborated with Arcade Fire, Brian Eno and others in the last year, Owen Pallett straddles the line between pop musician and composer, a tightrope act he walks deftly on new album In Conflict. Read our recent interview.

Eagulls, Twin Peaks @ Mercury Lounge
Leeds band Eagulls walk and talk the postpunk line with conviction. Even if their debut album is a little samey, live they definitely make unconverted believers.

Lykke Li, Questlove (DJ Set) @ MoMA (Party in the Garden Afterparty)
Lykke Li will be in NYC later this year for bigger shows, but tonight she plays an intimate set for MoMA's annual big-ticket fundraiser afterparty. Tickets (still available) aren't cheap, or even kinda cheap but its tax deductible, a good opportunity for hobnobbing, and an early look at her upcoming tour.

Angel Olsen, Promised Land Sound @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Angel Olsen's last record was a throwback to '60s loner folk that did justice to the genre, but on this year's Burn Your Fire For No Witness, she injects modern day indie rock flavor that changes things up but keeps her old-soul songwriting in tact. It's a great record, and the songs sound terrific live too.

Howler, Frankie Teardrop, Modern Rivals @ Rough Trade
Minneapolis' Howler are descendants of The Replacements' sloppy guitar pop tradition, as heard on the band's new album, World Of Joy, which owes more than a little to The Strokes lineage as well. This is their first of two NYC shows this week.

Odesza @ Santos Party House
Odesza's melodic bass should keep the sold-out crowd at Santos dancing all night long.

Todd Barry @ The Bell House (early and late)
A veteran of the NYC indie comedy scene and known now nationwide (though maybe not by name), Todd Barry works without a net (or at least a routine) by talking to the audience the whole set. Two shows tonight, both sold out.

Jolie Holland, Shy Hunters @ Union Pool
With a new album, Wine Dark Sea, out later this month, Jolie Holland is playing Union Pool every Tuesday in May.

Reagan Youth, Gash, All Torn Up, Dust Angel @ The Rock Shop
It's a punk night at The Rock Shop headlined by Queens vets Reagan Youth, who were initially active in the '80s and have been again since regrouping in 2006 (though guitarist Paul Bakija is the only original member remaining).

Colin Blunstone @ City Winery
Earlier this month, The Zombies played Austin Psych Fest with countless younger bands they have most likely influenced. Now, lead singer Colin Blunstone is continuing to tour without The Zombies (but with his backing band), including tonight's NYC show. He plays some Zombies songs, but don't go expecting an Odyssey and Oracle set or anything.

Eddie Izzard @ Beacon Theater
Eddie Izzard brings his current show, "Force Majeure," to North America and this is his first of three NYC shows at Beacon Theatre.

Lady Gaga @ MSG
Did Lady Gaga flop last year? Or will her monsters still fill MSG?

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 12, 2014

Heems w/ Das Racist in 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Heems

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

Heems, Zulu P., Girls In Uniform @ Baby's All Right
There's never a lack of chances to catch former Das Racist member Heems in NYC, and especially since there aren't many show options tonight, this could be a good chance.

OFF!, Cerebral Ballzy, NASA Space Universe @ Asbury Lanes
Another thing you could do with not many options in NYC is head to NJ to catch hardcore supergroup OFF! (ex-Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Hot Snakes, Rocket from the Crypt, Redd Kross, etc) whose tour hits Asbury Lanes tonight. They'll be in NYC on Saturday (5/17).

Dirty Fences w/ "Special Surprise Co-Headliner," Hector's Pets, Games @ Grand Victory
It's a night of garage rock at The Grand Victory tonight and a "special surprise guest co-headliner" is promised. Who could it be?

Keren Ann @ Joe's Pub
Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Keren Ann was just out on a mini-tour, and tonight she's back in NYC to wrap it up at Joe's Pub.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac's weekly Night Train comedy show continues tonight with guests Mike Vecchione, Kara Klenk, Hugh Moore, Calvin Cato and more.

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

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May 11, 2014

Little Dragon at Prospect Park in 2012 (more by Ryan Muir)
Little Dragon

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

Graveyard, Bombus @ Webster Hall
Retro rockers Graveyard hearken back to the proto-metal hard rock riffs of the early '70s and they do justice to the era. Catch them melting faces at Webster Hall tonight.

Little Dragon @ Rough Trade
Little Dragon's agreeably chilled out new album, Nabuma Rubberband, is out on Tuesday but here's a chance to A) pick it up early then and B) see them in an intimate setting like this, ahead of their tour of big venues (like upcoming T5 shows in June). Buy the album to get a wristband for the show which starts at 2:30 PM.

of Montreal, Dream Tiger @ Le Poisson Rouge
You never fully know what to expect from pop weirdos of Montreal, other than the fact that it's going to be colorful, quite the spectacle, and quite the party. Tonight's show is sold out.

Beverly, Laila, The Suzan, Doble Pletina, FLOWN @ WITHOUT Fest at Frieze Art Fair
Currated by the fine folks at Tom Tom Magazine , the WITHOUT festival is run in tandem with the Frieze Art Fair on Randall's Island. Today's the last of four and happens outside the festival gates and is free.

R. Stevie Moore, Donovan Blanc, Murals @ Baby's All Right
Interesting diversity at Baby's tonight with the godfather of home recording R. Stevie Moore, jangly NJ duo Donovan Blanc, and Louisville's Shins-y Murals.

Ludwig Persik @ Baby's All Right
After the R. Stevie Moore show, it's a free performance from Ludwig Persik who makes fanciful, laptop pop.

Vulture Fest
New York Magazine's pop culture blog Vulture is throwing this two-day  festival this weekend featuring a bric-a-brac of panels and events based around movies, TV, music and comedy. Most of it is happening at Milk Studios in Manhattan.

Heathered Pearls (live), Uumans, Yinka Pascal @ Glasslands
Heathered Pearls is the moniker of Polish ambient musician Jakub Alexander who now lives in Brooklyn.Last year's debut LP, Loyal, released through Ghostly International is lush and transportive, which could make a nice way to ease out of the weekend.

Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog, Chris Cochrane's Collapsible Shoulder @ Rough Trade
Guitar great Marc Ribot has collaborated with everyone from Tom Waits to John Zorn, but tonight he takes the lead with his own band, Ceramic Dog.

Shy Girls, Tei Shi @ The Panther Room
Portland's Shy Girls make the kind of indie-R&B that has been very in style since the breakout of artists like How to Dress Well (who he especially sounds like). Last night, he opened for Haim at the large Terminal 5 but tonight you can see him in the much smaller venue, The Panther Room (at Output).

Okkyung Lee, Craig Taborn, Tyshawn Sorey // Michelle Boule @ The Stone
It's the final night of NYC noise cellist Okkyung Lee's Stone Residency with Craig Taborn & Tyshawn Torey at the 8 PM set and Michelle Boule at the 10 PM set.

Clean Girls, Fins, Exocomets @ Silent Barn
It's a night of noisy rock at Silent Barn, and if you're going to this show one band we recommend catching is Fins, who make messy post-hardcore that they recorded on an EP with Ben from The Men, who know a thing or two about messy post-hardcore.

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

HAIM, Tennis @ Terminal 5
A modern blend of Fleetwood Mac and Wilson Phillips, HAIM just keep getting more popular. This is the second of two sold-out shows at T5.

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 10, 2014

La Sera at Bowery Ballroom in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
La Sera

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

Brooklyn Flea Record Fair
Happening at popular food destination Smorgasburg, the BFRF is a mix of used vendors and independent label booths from the likes of DFA, Captured Tracks, Partisan, Cascine, Warp, Frenchkiss, Famous Class, Minimal Wave (with their now famous MW cupcakes) and more. This year it's also a part of the Red Bull Music Academy, with DJ sets from Autre Ne Veut, Caroline Polachek (Chairlift, Ramona Lisa), Tanlines' Jesse Cohen, Optimo and Sandra Electronics to make your crate digging a little more pleasurable. BrooklynVegan is also a proud sponsor.

Vulture Fest
New York Magazine's pop culture blog Vulture is throwing this two-day  festival this weekend featuring a bric-a-brac of panels and events based around movies, TV, music and comedy. Most of it is happening at Milk Studios in Manhattan.

M.I.A., Solange @ Webster Hall
After playing Queens warehousy Knockdown Center last night, MIA teams with Solange for a very sold out part of Vulture Fest.

Shoes, Paul Collins' Beat, Barreracudas, Games @ The Bell House
Night two of the Brookyn Power Pop Festival features some true legends in the genre, with The Nerves' frontman Paul Collins and Chicago's under appreciated Shoes, plus two great newer band -- Barreracudas and Brooklyn's Games.

La Sera, High Waisted, Springtime Carnivore @ Baby's All Right
With Vivian Girls behind her, Katy Goodman's main focus is now on the more pop-oriented La Sera. Tonight's the record release show for her new album, Hour of the Dawn.

Upset, Worries @ Baby's All Right
Ex-Hole/Vivian Girls band Upset play their second of two NYC shows of the week tonight, and joining them is their Don Giovanni labelmates Worriers, whose socially aware pop punk rips.

Robert Henke's Lumiere, The Haxan Cloak @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple
As part of Red Bull Music Academy, artist Robert Henke will present the US premiere of his laser light show, Lumière, and joining him is dark electronic musician The Haxan Cloak. Sounds mind-bending.

Ava Luna, Heliotropes, Le Rug, Eastern Hollows @ 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 long-running and underrated Brooklynites Ava Luna.

Ovlov, Geronimo!, Dead Wives, LVL UP @ Death by Audio
Good night of '90s-style indie rock at DbA with the Dino Jr/SY-loving Ovlov, the noisy Geronimo!, Speedy Ortiz-related Dead Wives, and crunchy Built to Spill-esque rockers LVL UP.

Tennis, Ski Lodge @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Poppy Colorado duo Tennis are currently working on their new album and may be playing some new stuff. They sing to tykes at Kidrockers at NYU's Skirball Center during the afternoon before tonight's MHOW show.

Shark?, Howth, Soft Black, Pinegrove @ Shea Stadium
If you like sugary garage punk like Wavves, Shark? are one of the better local bands in Brooklyn doing that sort of thing.

Cretin Stompers, LODRO, Downer, Honduras, Baby Acid @ The Flat
Featuring members of Wavves and the Reatards, scuzzy trio Cretin Stompers have some ultra-catchy songs underneath that low-fi noize. They're the not-so-secret guests tonight that's an otherwise fun bill, with Cassie Ramone and Tamaryn DJing between sets.

Okkyung Lee w/ C Spencer Yeh // Chris Corsano/Bill Nace @ The Stone
NYC noise cellist Okkyung Lee continues her Stone residency tonight with past collaborator C Spencer Yeh at the 8 PM set and two Sonic Youth member collaborators Chris Corsano & Bill Nace (the latter of whom is currently in Body/Head with Kim Gordon) at the 10 PM set.

The Men, Obits, Nude Beach @ The Wick
If you haven't checked out The Wick, finally open after a slow gestation period, here's a good show to check out with lots of great, no-nonsense guitar rock.

Brigid Dawson's Fare Thee Well Opening Reception @ Worship
Brigid is not part of the current touring line-up of Thee Oh Sees, but here's a chance to see her artwork at Williamsburg vintage clothes store Worship. Tonight's the opening with beverages in the store's open backyard and a performance by Jim McHugh.

Agoria, Kindness, Ripperton, Lusine, Nicole Ross @ Verboten
Kindness has a new album coming out which reportedly features Robyn, Blood Orange, and Kelela. Maybe he'll give us a taste of some of that tonight.

Ulcerate, Inter Arma, Car Bomb @ Saint Vitus
It's a solid double header for metal at Vitus tonight with the atmospheric death metal of Ulcerate and the psychedelic black-ish metal of Inter Arma.

Saturday Slamfest @ Blackthorn 51
A bunch of metal bands come together for Saturday Slamfest at Queens venue Blackthorn 51 today, most notably death metal originals Suffocation.

HAIM, Shy Girls @ Terminal 5
HAIM's ascent continues. Resistance is futile.

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 9, 2014

M.I.A. at Terminal 5 in 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
MIA

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

M.I.A., A$AP Ferg @ Knockdown Center
What was originally supposed to be two shows at Queens' Knockdown Center with M.I.A. has been reduced to this one show tonight. FYI if you're going: the venue was denied their liquor license, so no bar tonight.

EMA, Downtown Boys, Owel @ Rough Trade
Tonight's the last of three NYC appearances EMA is making on her current tour, which is in support of her great new album, The Future's Void, a blend of folk, industrial, alternative rock and more. Opening is politically-charged punks Downtown Boys and atmospheric rockers Owel.

Titus Andronicus, The World is a Beautiful Place & I'm No Longer Afraid To Die, Rozwell Kid, For Everest @ NYU's Strawberry Festival (12:30 PM)
NYU's annual Strawberry Festival returns and if you can take off work or school (or are off today anyway), it sounds like a great way to spend your day (12:30 PM - 4:30 PM). It's headlined by NJ punks Titus Andronicus and providing direct support is CT emo collective TWIABP, making for a very solid double bill.

Mogwai, Majeure @ Terminal 5
Post-rock giants Mogwai never stop evolving their sound. It's hard to believe the band who made this year's Rave Tapes is the same band who made 1997's classic debut, Young Team. This of course means they'll have a huge variety to pull from when they take on the huge Terminal 5 with their huge sound tonight. Zombi's synthy side project Majeure opens.

Liars, Jana Hunter @ The Wick
With their industrial/EBM-influenced new album, Mess, Liars deliver their most accessible, danceable batch of tunes in ages. With Pit Er Pat's Butchy Fuego currently on drums, Liars are a real force. Their second of two NYC shows this week and a good opportunity to check out this new BK venue.

Bombay Bicycle Club, Royal Canoe @ Webster Hall
UK indie pop band Bombay Bicycle Club put out their fourth album this year, So Long, See You Tomorrow, which is both different from all three of their other albums and a lot stronger than it seemed like BBC's fourth album would be when they debuted as a post-Arctic Monkeys/Strokes band in '09. Tonight's their second of two sold out Webster Hall shows.

Matt Pryor, Bob Nanna, Blue of Colors, Mark Rose, Franz Nicolay, Josh Berwanger @ Knitting Factory
It's a night of '90s emo nostalgia in stripped-down mode with Get Up Kids frontman Matt Pryor (whose new solo album is very good), Braid co-frontman Bob Nanna, and The Anniversary singer Josh Berwanger. There's also '00s pop punk nostalgia from Blue of Colors (Steve of Punchline) and Mark Rose (of Spitalfield) if you're into that sort of thing, plus ex-Hold Steady keyboard player Franz Nicolay.

Dwight Twilley, Pezband, 1-800-BAND @ The Bell House
It's the first night of the Brooklyn Power Pop Fest with with great legendary acts (Twilley and Pezband), plus Brooklyn up-and-comers 1-800-Band.

Pantha Du Prince, Scott Mou, JDH & Dave P @ LPR
Berlin electronic musician Pantha Du Prince is currently on a North American tour playing new material with his new "Triad" lineup which features longtime collaborator Scott Mou (also a Panda Bear collaborator) and Bendik Hovik Kjeldsberg.

Just Blaze, Trouble & Bass, Que Bajo?!, Max Glazer + Kenny Meez of Federation Sound @ Baby's All Right (Red Bull Music Academy)
It's a multi-genre night as part of Red Bull Music Academy at Baby's tonight with hip hop from Just Blaze, dance from Trouble & Base, "tropical bass" from Que Bajo?! and reggae from the people at Federation Sound.

Cretin Stompers, Habibi, Heaven's Gate, Dances @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Featuring members of Wavves and the Reatards, scuzzy trio Cretin Stompers have some ultra-catchy songs underneath that low-fi noize. This is a record release show for their debut album that's out next week. Solid bill all-around too, with the fun Habibi and rocking Heaven's Gate. Like all BKNB shows, this is free.

'We Are the Best' screening @ IndieScreen
Lukas Moodysson, the director of Together and LILYA 4-EVER, made this coming-of-age comedy about an all-girl 13-year-old punk band in 1982 Sweden. A hit at Toronto, Sundance and other film festivals, tonight's 7PM screening is FREE with RSVP (first come first served). And if you go you get free tickets to the Upset show at nearby Death by Audio.

Upset, Palehound, Aye Nako @ Death by Audio
It's a good night for loud, catchy and scrappy indie rock at Death by Audio tonight with Upset (ex-Hole/Vivian Girls), solo-project-turned-band Palehound, and self-proclaimed homopop band Aye Nako. This show is cheap ($5) but it's FREE if you also go to the free 'We Are the Best' screening. Sweet deal.

Har Mar Superstar, Cold Fronts @ Mercury Lounge
Entertaining goofball Har Mar Superstar can turn any place into a sweaty party, given his ability to mimic '80s R&B and funk... he can breakdance too.

Purling Hiss, Lost Boy?, Vulture Shit, BBIGPIGG, Geronimo! @ Shea Stadium
Rage at Shea Stadium tonight with a handful of loud rock bands crammed into the DIY venue's small space. There's grunge worship from Purling Hiss, guitar-less punk from Vulture Shit, noise rock from Geronimo!, alt-pop from Lost Boy?, and more noise rock from BBIGPIGG.

Jenny Hval, Havard Volden, Okkyung Lee @ The Stone
NYC noise cellist Okkyung Lee continues her residency at The Stone, and tonight's 10 PM show is especially cool with Norwegian art pop artist Jenny Hval on voice and keyboard, plus one of Jenny's past collaborators, Havard Volden, on guitar. Okkyung's 8 PM set tonight is her performing in a quartet called Perpetual Strangers (with Liberty Ellman, Ches Smith, and Tim Luntzel).

Frankie Cosmos, Alice Cohen, The BJ Rubin Show @ Brooklyn Rod & Gun
Generations of songwriters collide at the Rod & Gun tonight with twee pop newcomer Frankie Cosmos and art pop veteran Alice Cohen.
Mavis Staples, Amy Helm @ MHOW
Staple Singer Mavis Staples stays in great form and continues to tour pretty consistently. Catch a legend tonight.

Cher, Cyndi Lauper @ Barclays Center
Wu-Tang collaborator Cher will be in Brooklyn tonight, and helping her grace the stage with multiple decades of pop will be Cyndi Lauper.

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

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