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March 19, 2015

photos: Perfume Genius @ Music Hall of Williamsburg, October 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Perfume Genius, Jenny Hval @ Stage 48
Perfume Genius made a big leap forward on last year's excellent Too Bright, which moved beyond sparse piano torch songs and into wildly different sonic territory... and pulling it off expertly. Norway's Jenny Hval makes for a good sonic match.

Modest Mouse, Mimicking Birds @ Webster Hall
Isaac Brock and company just released Strangers to Ourselves, Modest Mouse's first album in eight years. It sounds like a Modest Mouse album... in a good way. Tonight's the second of two fairly small shows (for them) at Webster Hall. Sold out, natch.

Charly Bliss, Sundelles, Winstons @ Alphaville
Charly Bliss' most recent single is called "Soft Serve" and is sugary indie rock pop with plenty of sprinkles. They play tonight with the long-running and underrated garage rockers Sundelles.

Taking Back Sunday, The Menzingers, Letlive @ Best Buy Theater
Long Island emo vets TBS released Happiness Is in 2014 which was made with the same lineup that produced 2002's Tell All Your Friends. Philly punks The Menzingers and LA's Letlive open.

Megafortress, North Americans @ Cameo Gallery
rooklyn resident Bill Gillim makes dreamy, soundscape pop under the nameMegafortress. His most recent album, Believer, was released at the end of 2014 via Joel Ford's Driftless Recordings.

Janeane Garofalo, Sara Benincasa, Lizz Winstead & more @ The Bell House
Janeane Garofalo will headline this comedy event event called "Reductress Presents: The Brotherhood of Women" that also features Naomi Ekperigin, Eliot Glazer, Tyler Coates, Elissa Bassist​, Cocoon Central Dance Team, and Anna Drezen.

PAT w/ JD Samson@ Union Pool
Tonight is JD Samson's party, Pat, that focuses on "good vibes, good sound, video projection by local video artists and DJ's that aren't afraid to go deep." There are DJs in the front room and the back performance space, and it's free.

Phil Lesh 75th Birthday Celebration @ The Capitol Theatre
The Grateful Dead's Phil Lesh celebrates his 75th birthday with four Capitol Theatre shows this week, this being the final one.

Dave & Phil Alvin w/ The Guilty Ones, The Far West @ City Winery
Dave and Phil Alvin are best known for their great early-'80s band The Blasters who blended rockabilly, blues, country and rock n' roll. Last summer, the famously quarrelsome brohters released their first album together in 30 years, a tribute to Chicago blues great Big Bill Broonzy. They'll play songs from that, and hopefully dip into the Blasters catalog as well, tonight

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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March 18, 2015

photo: Modest Mouse @ Firefly Fest 2012 (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 highlights...

Bjork @ King's Theatre
Bjork's in the midst of a sold-out seven-show run in NYC supporting her powerful new album, Vulnicura. She'll be performing with her Vulicura collaborator Arca, plus percussionist Manu Delago and 15-piece chamber ensemble Alarm Will Sound. This is her first of two nights at Brooklyn's freshly renovated King's Theatre.

Modest Mouse @ Webster Hall
Isaac Brock and company just released Strangers to Ourselves, Modest Mouse's first album in eight years. It sounds like a Modest Mouse album... in a good way. Tonight's the first of two fairly small shows (for them) at Webster Hall. Sold out, natch.

Jozef Van Wissem @ Le Poisson Rouge
The lute is often shoved in the Ren-Faire ghetto, but Dutch musician Jozef Van Wissem does his best to make the instrument dark and mysterious.

Vida Mayo, Napoleon, Jangula, Ski Lodge, Freelings, My Electric Heart @ Pianos
Ski Lodge, who got a little more synthy on their new single, are doing a joint residency with fellow Brooklyn band Jangula every Wednesday in March.

Terry Riley 80th Birthday Concert @ Merkin Concert Hall
Part of the Ecstatic Music Festival, tonight's a celebration of American composer and general music legend Terry Riley. On hand will be Gyan Riley, Emily Wells, Face the Music, Marco Benevento and Simon Taylor-Davies of Klaxons .

Taking Back Sunday, The Menzingers, Letlive @ Best Buy Theatre
Long Island emo vets TBS released Happiness Is in 2014 which was made with the same lineup that produced 2002's Tell All Your Friends. Philly punks The Menzingers and LA's Letlive open.

Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin with The Guilty Ones @ The Bell House
Dave and Phil Alvin are best known for their great early-'80s band The Blasters who blended rockabilly, blues, country and rock n' roll. Last summer, the famously quarrelsome brohters released their first album together in 30 years, a tribute to Chicago blues great Big Bill Broonzy. They'll play songs from that, and hopefully dip into the Blasters catalog as well, tonight

Phil Lesh 75th Birthday Celebration @ The Capitol Theatre
The Grateful Dead's Phil Lesh celebrates his 75th birthday with four Capitol Theatre shows this week, this being the third.

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

Lo Pan, Against The Grain, Family
Columbus, OH trio Lo Pan will light up VItus with their smokin' grooves and stoned riffage tonight.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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March 17, 2015

photo: Young Widows @ Saint Vitus, 2014 (more by Ebru Yildiz)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

The Pop Group, Regal Degal, YOU @ Bowery Ballroom
Citizen Zombie, their first album in 35 years. It's a pretty terrific record and if it's not as groundbreaking as their classic material, well, they were ahead of their time and are just catching up. Tonight's their second NYC show, and this one is with artrockers Regal Degal and minimal wavers YOU.

Sebadoh, Qui @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
One of the quintessential college radio / indie rock bands of the '90s, Lou Barlow and crew still put put their hearts on their sleeves and their amps at 8 or 9. This is the kickoff to a short run of East Coast dates with David Yow/Dale Crover associates Qui.

Young Widows, Shannon Wright, The Austerity Program @ Saint Vitus
This is a good bill all around with noisy post-punks Young Widows, singer/songwriter Shannon Wright (formerly of '90s indie band Crowsdell), and NYC post-hardcore duo The Austerity Program.

Jóhann Jóhannsson's Drone Mass, ACME & Roomful of Teeth @ The Met's Temple of Dendur
Icelandic composer Jóhannsson (who won a Golden Globe for his The Theory of Everything score) performs two world premieres this evening amongst the ancient ruins in The Met's Temple of Dendur. "Drone Mass" features the ACME string ensemble and vocal group Roomful of Teeth.

Murphy's Law, CJ Ramone, World War IX, Inspecter 7, Wombat In Combat, Gangway @ Trash Bar
NYC punk vets Murphy's Law play the soon-to-close Trash Bar, which is the home of their annual New Year's Eve shows. Also on the bill is former Ramone (member from 1989-1996) CJ Ramone, who has other shows coming up soon too.

For those who want to attend (or avoid), the New York City Saint Patrick's Day Parade (which Mayor de Blasio is boycotting for a second year due to its policy on letting gays march) happens today beginning at 11 AM and goes from marches up Fifth Avenue from 44th - 79th Streets.

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

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March 16, 2015

photo: The Pop Group @ ATP I'll Be Your Mirror 2011 (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 highlights...

The Pop Group, Pampers @ Rough Trade
With most of the original lineup, post-punk pioneers The Pop Group returned this year with Citizen Zombie, their first album in 35 years. It's a pretty terrific record and if it's not as groundbreaking as their classic material, well, they were ahead of their time and are just catching up. Tonight's show is with great Brooklyn artpunks Pampers.

Palma Violets @ Baby's All Right
UK band Palma Violets offer up big hooks and laddish camaraderie; their new album, Danger at the Club, is out in May. This is their second NYC show before heading to SXSW.

Guttermouth, Counterpunch, Haust, Wonderboy @ Saint Vitus
'90s-era SoCal skate punks Guttermouth headline this show, and if you're going we especially recommend showing up for Norway's Haust who have a killer mix of punk, black metal and psychedelia.

David Wax Museum @ Rockwood Music Hall (7 PM, Stage 2)
David Wax Museum bring their unique Mexo-Americana folk rock to Rockwood Music Hall for the 7 PM show tonight.

Gabriel Kahane @ Rockwood Music Hall (8 PM, Stage 2)
After DWM, it's another Rockwood show with Gabriel Kahane, a collaborator of Sufjan Stevens, Rufus Wainwright, Blake Mills, and others. His last NYC appearance was in December premiering a new piece at BAM with members of yMusic, but tonight's show is something more intimate.

Lazer/Wulf, Verses Narrow @ Coco 66
Georgia's proggy metal band Lazer/Wulf headline this show, and opening is Verses Narrow who recently acquired ex-Boysetsfire drummer Matt Kurpanski.

Night Train @ Littlefield
The Kondabolu brothers fill in for usual host Wyatt Cenac, and tonight's comedy talent include Dan St. Germain, Sam Morril, Jessi Klein, and Amanda Seales.

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

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March 15, 2015

photo: Ryley Walker @ Baby's All Right in January (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Kevin Morby, Ryley Walker, Zachary Cale, J.R. Bohannon @ Baby's All Right
While we wish he'd make another record with Babies, Kevin Morby's pretty great in solo mode, too, with his world-weary voice carrying a lot of emotional weight. He plays tonight with Ryley Walker whose powerful voice and songwriting can quiet a room instantly. Recommended.

Matias Aguayo, Christian S, Lena Willikens @ Baby's All Right
After Kevin Morby...Matias Aguayo has been making quality music for years, both as a solo artist and also as one half of German duo Closer Muzik, but his career got a bit of a boost (at least in North America) when he collaborated with Battles to sing lead on their song "Ice Cream." His 2014 EP, Legende, is worth checking out and you can watch the video to its hypnotic single "Run Away from the Sun," below.

SOAK @ Rockwood Music Hall (2 shows)
Under the name SOAK, UK artist Bridie Monds-Watson makes music that is delicate, sometimes beautiful, heartfelt stuff. Monds-Watson's beyond-her-years voice carries much of the emotion. It's a little like Camera Obscura...with a widescreen lens. She plays two shows today: 5 PM and 11 PM.

Kath Bloom, Erin Durant, Bop Tweedie @ Mercury Lounge
Kath Bloom released a handful of great folk albums in the late '70s and '80s that have since deservedly gained a cult following. She still makes albums, as recently as this year's Pass Through Here, and the new stuff is excellent too.

Kindness, Pell, Obey City @ Bowery Ballroom
Kindness is currently touring in support of last year's guest-filled pop album, Otherness, and tonight's his second of two NYC shows on the tour. Good openers too: rapper/singer Pell and electronic producer Obey City.

Nifelheim, Ares Kingdom, slutvomit, Iron Force @ Saint Vitus
Sweden's Nifelheim are a legendary, utterly scuzzy and thrashy black metal crew who have been doing it since 1990, and tonight's NYC appearance is a highly anticipated one. Ares Kingdom (ex-Order from Chaos) are veterans too, but of the death/thrash variety.

Spectre Folk, 75 Dollar Bill, Tall Firs @ Trans-Pecos
As their name implies, Spectre Folk make what could be considered folk music, though a psychedelic/experimental style of it. Magick Markers' Pete Nolan leads the band, and among the lineup is Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley.

Phil Lesh 75th Birthday @ The Capitol Theatre
The Grateful Dead's Phil Lesh celebrates his 75th birthday with four Capitol Theatre shows this week, this being the first. Among tonight's collaborators is the great Warren Haynes, making this an especially cool show.

Lauryn Hill @ The Cutting Room
Back in action, onetime Fugee and R&B great on her own Lauryn Hill's currently in the midst of a nine-show NYC run as part of an intimate acoustic tour.

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

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March 14, 2015

photo: TOPS at Pianos in 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Bjork @ Carnegie Hall
Bjork's in the midst of a sold-out seven-show run in NYC supporting her powerful new album, Vulnicura. She'll be performing with her Vulicura collaborator Arca, plus percussionist Manu Delago and 15-piece chamber ensemble Alarm Will Sound.

Lauryn Hill @ Cutting Room
Laughing in the face of Bjork's mere seven-show run, Lauryn Hill is the midst of a nine-show NYC run. These shows have the neo-soul great stripping things down and playing acoustic. Tonight is show #6.

TOPS, Beverly, Blue Hawaii (DJ) @ Baby's All Right
With a love of smooth '80s pop, Montreal's TOPS craft their own beguiling melodies. Last year's Picture You Staring had one of 2014's best single, "Way to Be Loved." Tonight's show is sold out.

Lust For Youth, Ciarra Black @ Baby's All Right
Lust for Youth hail from the same Danish scene as Iceage and Lower, and while they share those bands' knacks for melodramatic performances, they substitute punky guitars for danceable synths. Tonight's their second of two NYC shows on this tour.

Kindness, Pell, Obey City @ Bowery Ballroom
Kindness is currently touring in support of last year's guest-filled pop album, Otherness, and tonight's his first of two NYC shows on the tour. Good openers too: rapper/singer Pell and electronic producer Obey City.

Craft Spells, The Bilinda Butchers, Foxes in Fiction, Heavenly Beat @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Craft Spells released their second album, Naseua, via Captured Tracks last year which took them into more pastoral sonic landscapes than we'd heard them do previously. As for their tourmates, The Bilinda Butchers, it might not surprise you that a band whose name references My Bloody Valentine's other singer/guitarist might have shoegaze tendencies.

Flowers of Evil, Zuli, Shark Week, The Jeanies @ Cake Shop
Flowers of Evil features Brandon of Crocodiles as well as members of SISU and A Place to Bury Strangers and is their homage to sneary, old school UK punk.

Twerps, Ultimate Painting, EZTV @ Mercury Lounge
This is a terrific triple bill for lovers of smart, tuneful jangly indie rock. Australia's Twerps' terrific new album Range Anxiety recalls The Clean and The Pastels; Ultimate Painting feature members of Veronica Falls and Mazes and channel the Velvet Underground (by way of The Grateful Dead); and Brooklyn's EZTV's ringing sound owes a little to early-'80s bands like The dB's or Tommy Keene.

The Church, The Sharp Things @ Rough Trade
Alt-rock vets may be best known for "Under the Milky Way," but these Australians have a consistent, strong catalog of albums full of shimmering guitar rock. Marty Willson-Piper's presence will be missed, but seeing them at an intimate venue like Rough Trade will be a real treat.

The Cribs, Cold Fronts, The Vansaders @ Saint Vitus
Wakefield, UK's finest, The Cribs were adding "Whoa Oh" choruses to their songs long before it became a hitmaking standard. They're back with a very good new album (produced by Ric Ocasek) and this is the final of three sold-out NYC shows.

Palma Violets, Sunflower Bean, Hinds, Show Me the Body @ Shea Stadium
UK band Palma Violets offer up big hooks and laddish camaraderie; their new album, Danger at the Club, is out in May. They're over playing small clubs before SXSW and tonight should be special for them as Shea was the first place they played in America. The show is sold out and if you're going don't miss Spain's charmingly shambolic Hinds (whose first US show is this one).

Krill, Frankie Cosmos, LVL UP, Cloud Becomes Your Hand @ Silent Barn
It's the record release show for quirky Boston indie rockers Krill's new album A Distant Fist Unclenching, out now on Exploding In Sound. Opening is twee folk singer Frankie Cosmos, Krill's crunchy indie rock labelmates LVL UP, and avant-pop group Cloud Becomes Your Hand.

The Guilty Party, Corporal, Up The Chain @ Bowery Electric
Originally from Louisville, KY, Corporal have been making indie rock since the early '00s. You may recognize frontman Michael Shannon from the many creepy, intense characters he plays on television and in the movies.

Have Mercy, Weatherbox, You, Me and Everyone We Know, Head North, On Your Marks @ The Studio at Webster Hall
The band we're most excited about on this bill is Weatherbox, who's genre-defying Flies In All Directions was one of our favorite albums of 2014.

Exciter, The Rods, Brocas Helm, October 31, Cauchemar, High Spirits, Natur @ The Bell House
It's night two of the Defenders of the Old metal festival with Canadian old-school thrashers Exciter, another old school band The Rods, retro metallers High Spirits, and more.

Lace Curtains, OxenFree, Nailpolish, The Brooklyn What @ Union Pool
Ex-Harlem singer Michael Coomers released his second album under the Lace Curtains name, A Signed Piece Of Paper, last fall on his own Female Fantasy Records. The album has some indie rock a la Harlem but there's a strong '70s singer-songwriter vibe to it as well.

John Mulaney @ Carnegie Hall
His bid at sitcom stardom didn't work out so well -- we're waiting for an all Too Much Tuna show -- but John Mulaney has probably already mined that experience for jokes, and his standup remains great.

Pyrexia @ Coco 66
Long-running wild New York death metal band Pyrexia grace their hometown with another show tonight.

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

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March 13, 2015

photo: Ultimate Painting @ CMJ 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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Tonight is thick with bands on their way to SXSW. A lot of good options! You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Twerps, Ultimate Painting, Pale Lights @ Rough Trade
This is a terrific triple bill for lovers of smart, tuneful jangly indie rock. Australia's Twerps' terrific new album Range Anxiety recalls The Clean and The Pastels; Ultimate Painting feature members of Veronica Falls and Mazes and channel the Velvet Underground (by way of The Grateful Dead); and Brooklyn's Pale Lights feature members of Comet Gain and Crystal Stilts. Highly recommended

Haunted Hearts, The New Lines @ Saint Vitus
Haunted Hearts, aka Dee Dee of Dum Dum Girls and Brandon of Crocodiles, released their debut album, Initiation, last year. A labor of love (and concept album about S&M) for this real-life couple, it falls sonically somewhere between their two groups, and their voices sound nice together. This is only HH's second-ever live show, and who knows when they'll play again? Also on the bill are The New Lines, whose icy, baroque psych is in the same solar system as Broadcast.

The Cribs @ Baby's All Right
Wakefield, UK's finest, The Cribs were adding "Whoa Oh" choruses to their songs long before it became a hitmaking standard. They're back with a very good new album (produced by Ric Ocasek) and this is their second of three sold-out NYC shows.

The Church, The Sharp Things @ Bowery Ballroom
Alt-rock vets may be best known for "Under the Milky Way," but these Australians have a consistent, strong catalog of albums full of shimmering guitar rock. Marty Willson-Piper's presence will be missed, though. They play Rough Trade tomorrow.

Ex Cops, My Midnight Heart, Heat, Heaven @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Sometimes Ex Cops don't mind playing free shows that involve food: tonight's show they'll be facing the fancy food court at Brooklyn Night Bazaar. Also on the bill: the Strokes-y sounds of Montreal's Heat, and local shoegazers Heaven.

Yumi Zouma, Future of What, Jerry Paper @ Cameo Gallery
New Zealand pop outfit Yumi Zouma make post-chillwave pop with an appealingly airy, positive style. Catch them tonight before they head to Austin for SXSW. Local eccentric Jerry Paper opens the night.

Craft Spells, The Bilinda Butchers @ Mercury Lounge
Craft Spells released their second album, Naseua, via Captured Tracks last year which took them into more pastoral sonic landscapes than we'd heard them do previously. As for their tourmates, The Bilinda Butchers, it might not surprise you that a band whose name references My Bloody Valentine's other singer/guitarist might have shoegaze tendencies. Both bands also play Brooklyn Night Bazaar on Saturday.

Girl Band, Monograms @ Mercury Lounge
Dublin Ireland quartet Girl Band (all-guys, for the record) hit hard with noisy, loud guitars and shouted vocals in the fine punk tradition of McLusky or The Fall. (Or, the shouty punks of your choosing.) Their live show is supposed to be good.

Overlord, Young Unknowns, Palomar, The Corduroy Suit, Romy Balvers @ Pianos
An excellent evening of local long-running indie rock, with not-metal Overlord and the under-appreciated Palomar.

Soft Spot, Outer Spaces, Giant Peach, Thelonius Junk @ Palisades
Outer Spaces is the current focus of Cara Beth Satalino, who has previously played solo and in the band Witches. The newest dose of their folk/indie/punk blend is the Garbage Beach EP that came out recently on Salinas Records. Also of particular note on this bill is Thelonius Junk, a new Big Ups side project.

Heaven's Gate, Pill, Final Bloom, Nuraxi, Future Punx (DJ Set) @ The Acheron
Out of the ashes of Sweet Bulbs, Heaven's Gate took some of their old band's dreamy noise, but took it in a significantly different direction, playing to singer strengths and became more of punky rock band... while still using a lot of effects pedals. We're still waiting for the band to follow-up their terrific 2013 debut. Tonight's show is also the EP release party for Pill who make shouty post-punk that's filthy with saxxy skronk.

The Dwarves, The Atom Age, Threats @ The Bowery Electric
The Dwarves have been making snotty punk for over two decades and last year's The Dwarves Invented Rock & Roll (Recess Records) proved they haven't lost it one bit. They're on tour with Asian Man-signed punk 'n' rollers The Atom Age.

Protex, Shocked Minds, Babyshakes, Games, DJ Josh Styles @ Grand Victory
Belfast, Ireland's Protex came from the same scene as The Undertones and both bands have similar sonics: hyperactive, punky powerpop. The band were only together for three years ('78-'80) but reformed in 2010 and have been going since. The rest of the lineup is well-suited with greasy-haired, jean-jacketed garage powerpop.

Young Thug & Travi$ Scott, Metro Boomin @ The Paramount
Young Thug put out three acclaimed mixtapes last year, and his singles "Stoner" and "Danny Glover" are basically inescapable. Travi$ Scott has been behind the scenes on Kanye, Drake and Big Sean's new stuff, and his own new music (particularly new single "High Fashion") is coming into its own too. Last night, the two rising rap stars played two Webster Hall shows, and tonight they're nearby NYC for this Long Island show.

Tim Fite, Bonaparte, Kid Simius @ Union Hall
Tim Fite's an iconoclast, drawing from punk, country and hip hop whose (usually) one-man-band live shows are an AV-geek's dream. Tonight's show should be a lot of fun, as it's with Berlin-based theatrical rockers Bonaparte.

Pictureplane, Prince Rama (DJ Set), The Mast, Kim Boekbinder @ Aviv
There's never a lack of Pictureplane shows in NYC, and we're not complaining because he always brings the party. There's also a DJ set from another group of local regulars, Prince Rama, and more.

Liege Lord, Destructor, Machine of War, Aggression, Magic Circle @ The Bell House
This is night one of the two-night "Defenders of the Old Fest" that celebrates heavy groups both "classic and contemporary as well the fans that are keeping the spirit of the music alive and relevant."

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

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March 12, 2015

photo: Cursive @ FFF Fest 2012 (more by Glen Brown))
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Cursive, Beach Slang, John Congleton and the Nighty Nite @ Saint Vitus
Cursive are currently celebrating their great cello-filled 2003 album, The Ugly Organ, on this tour (with the album's cellist, Gretta Cohn), and one of 2014's best new punk bands Beach Slang is supporting. Indie rock go-to producer John Congleton's band opens too. Tonight's the last of three sold-out NYC shows.

Soak @ Rockwood Music Hall
UPDATE: travel delays postponed this show until Sunday (3/15) Nominated for the BBC's Sound of 2015 Poll, Berdie Monds-Watson (aka SOAK)'s music is delicate, sometimes beautiful, heartfelt stuff and her beyond-her-years voice carries much of the emotion. It's a little like Camera Obscura...with a widescreen lens. This is her first NYC show.

Alabama Shakes, Songhoy Blues @ Beacon Theatre
Blues rockers Alabama Shakes got pretty huge off the strength of their 2012 debut, Boys & Girls, and needless to say there's a lot of anticipation for its followup, Sound & Color, which comes out this April. Maybe they'll preview some of it tonight, their second of two Beacon Theatre shows this week.

Seth Avett, Jessica Lea Mayfield @ Town Hall
Two mainstays of contemporary folk, Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield, have paid tribute to a man who's influenced just about everyone in this scene, Elliot Smitt, on their new collaborative album. Tonight their tour in support of it hits NYC.

Girl Band, BBIGPIGG, Sick Feeling @ Baby's All Right
Dublin Ireland quartet Girl Band (all-guys, for the record) hit hard with noisy, loud guitars and shouted vocals in the fine punk tradition of McLusky or The Fall. (Or, the shouty punks of your choosing.) Tonight's their first American show and they also play Mercury Lounge on Friday.

Young Thug & Travi$ Scott @ Webster Hall (two shows)
Two of rap's most rapidly rising stars come together for this double header at Webster Hall tonight, both of which are sold out. Young Thug put out three acclaimed mixtapes last year, and his singles "Stoner" and "Danny Glover" are basically inescapable. Travi$ Scott has been behind the scenes on Kanye, Drake and Big Sean's new stuff, and his own new music (particularly new single "High Fashion") is coming into its own too.

Simian Mobile Disco, Roman Flügel, JDH & Dave P @ Output
UK duo Simian Mobile Disco will be mixing it up with influential German electronic artist (and Ongaku/Klang/Playhouse label founder) Roman Flügel tonight.

Chris Brokaw, Norman Westberg, Matthew Mullane, DJ Ryan Naideau @ Union Pool
It's an evening of contemporary guitar music with some pretty impressive names: Come/Codeine's Chris Brokaw, Swans' Norman Westberg, and VDSQ's Matthew Mullane. Ryan Naideau (of Nude Beach and other bands) is on DJ duty.

The Monte De Rosas Band, Cool Ghouls, Nic Armstrong, Gunfight @ Cake Shop
San Francisco's Cool Ghouls straddle a line between the present and the past. In tight with the current garage/psych scene, their sound also hearkens back to the days of Haight-Ashbury scene. Their very good sophomore album, A Swirling Fire Burning Through The Rhye, was produced by Sonny Smith.

MillionYoung, Heat, See Through Dresses, Fatherson @ Pianos
Their tourmates Summer Heart got stuck in Sweden but Millionyoung continue on without them tonight. Also on the bill: Montreal's Heat who make Strokes-y pop.

Advaeta, Beech Creeps, Dan Friel, Moondudes @ Silent Barn
It's a night of experimental indie rock with the dirty, dissonant noise punk of Beech Creeps and electronic tinkerer Dan Friel.

Redinho, Lindsay Lowend, Gilligan Moss @ Cameo Gallery
It's a late-night dance party at Cameo with Redinho (another breakout from the Numbers label, that's also home to SOPHIE) and bass/glitch hop producer Lindsay Lowend.

Sage Francis, Ceschi, Metermaids @ Knitting Factory
Alternative rapper Sage Francis ended his hiatus last year with the new album Copper Gone, and he's continuing to support it on his current tour.

Tom Scharpling, Jon Wurster @ The Bell House (2 shows)
Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster, the brains behind the newly relaunched The Best Show, have a 16-disc box set of the best bits from the show's WFMU days coming out via the Numero Group this month and are doing four live shows over two nights at The Bell House. You can still get tickets to the 10:30 PM show.

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

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March 11, 2015

photo: The Cribs at Bowery Ballroom in 2008 (more by Tim Griffin)
Cribs

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

D'Angelo and the Vanguard @ Best Buy Theatre
Neo-soul great D'Angelo may take a very long time releasing albums, but it's always worth the wait because the three that he has are masterpieces. That includes his newest, 2014's Black Messiah.

Alabama Shakes @ Beacon Theatre
We're still a month out from Alabama Shakes' new album Sound & Color, (produced by Blake Mills ) but they'll surely be playing some of it tonight, their first of two consecutive shows at Beacon Theatre

Of Montreal, Yonatan Gat @ Webster Hall
Longrunning avant-pop band Of Montreal got a bit of their groove back on the just released Aureate Gloom. Mind you that's rarely a problem at their theatrical live shows.

Of Montreal @ Greene Space
Earlier in the day, Kevin Barnes and the rest of the band will play this lunchtime show at WNYC's Greene Space. It's RSVP'd out but you can stream it live online. UPDATE: Canceled due to illness.

Jon Glaser, Jon Benjamin, Janeane Garofalo, Wyatt Cenac, Eugene Mirman, Mike O'Brien, Michael Che @ Littlefield
Delocated's Jon Glaser hosts this "Brooklyn Free Space Fundraiser Spectacular Evening of Entertainment!" with a lot of great comedic talent. Fred Armisen was originally on this bill but seems to have dropped off.

The Cribs, Cold Fronts @ Mercury Lounge
Wakefield, UK's finest, The Cribs were adding "Whoa Oh" choruses to their songs long before it became a hitmaking standard. They're back with a very good new album (produced by Ric Ocasek) and this is their first of three sold-out NYC shows.

Glockers, Northern Faces, Vinyl Thief, Jangula, Ski Lodge, The New Resistants @ Pianos
Ski Lodge, who got a little more synthy on their new single, are doing a joint residency with fellow Brooklyn band Jangula every Wednesday in March, and tonight is the second of those shows.

Sleepies, LODRO, Mexican Slang, Crosss, BBIGPIGG @ Shea Stadium
Two Toronto bands --  wild garage rockers Mexican Slang and the heavy riffage of Crosss -- highlight this very good bill of dark, hazy psych.

Tom Scharpling, Jon Wurster @ The Bell House (2 shows)
Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster, the brains behind the newly relaunched The Best Show, have a 16-disc box set of the best bits from the show's WFMU days coming out via the Numero Group this month and are doing four live shows over two nights at The Bell House. Both of tonight's shows are sold out.

The Mystery Lights, Cool Ghouls, Surfbort, Acid Dad @ Union Pool
San Francisco's Cool Ghouls straddle a line between the present and the past. In tight with the current garage/psych scene, their sound also hearkens back to the days of Haight-Ashbury scene. Their sophomore album, A Swirling Fire Burning Through The Rhye, was produced by Sonny Smith.

Lust for Youth, Soren @ Home Sweet Home (Nothing Changes)
Lust for Youth hail from the same Danish scene as Iceage and Lower, and while they share those bands' knacks for melodramatic performances, they substitute punky guitars for danceable synths. Tonight's their first of two NYC shows on this tour, and it also doubles as Nothing Changes' 2-year anniversary party.

Cursive, Beach Slang, John Congleton and The Nighty Nite @ Bowery Ballroom
Cursive are currently celebrating their great cello-filled 2003 album, The Ugly Organ, on this tour (with the album's cellist, Gretta Cohn), and one of 2014's best new punk bands Beach Slang is supporting. Indie rock go-to producer John Congleton's band opens too. Tonight's the second of three sold-out NYC shows.

Mutoid Man, Primitive Weapons, Meek Is Murder @ Saint Vitus
Power trio Mutoid Man include members of Cave In and Converge, and they've got bits of both of those bands' sounds, but mostly its just crazy heavy rock and roll. Tonight's show has support from two great local metallic hardcore bands, Primitive Weapons and Meek Is Murder.

Jazmine Sullivan, Jordan Bratton @ Irving Plaza
Neo-soul singer Jazmine Sullivan's new album, Reality Show, is in the realm of recent albums by Frank Ocean and Beyonce, and if you dug those Jazmine should be right up your alley too.

Fashawn, SonReal, DJ Exile, Earthgang @ SOB's
California rapper Fashawn finally followed his much-loved 2009 debut, Boy Meets World, with a new album, The Ecology, which features Nas and others. Tonight he brings his tour in support of it to NYC.

Ensemble LPR w/ André de Ridder @ Le Poisson Rouge
Tonight, André de Ridder of Berlin collective Stargaze conducts Ensemble LPR for the premieres of two new pieces by indie musicians. One is by Mica Levi of Micachu & the Shapes and the other is by David Longstreth of Dirty Projectors. Levi and Longstreth be in attendance tonight, but not performing.

Champagne Jerry @ Joe's Pub
Brooklyn rapper and Ad-Rock collaborator Champagne Jerry returns to Joe's Pub.

Big Terrific @ Cameos
Max Silvestri hosts the free weekly comedy show in the back of Williamsburg's Cameo. 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.

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March 10, 2015

photo: Cursive at House of Vans in 2012 (more by Ryan Muir)
Cursive

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

Cursive, Beach Slang, John Congleton and The Nighty Nite @ Bowery Ballroom
Cursive are currently celebrating their great cello-filled 2003 album, The Ugly Organ, on this tour (with the album's cellist, Gretta Cohn), and one of 2014's best new punk bands Beach Slang is supporting. Indie rock go-to producer John Congleton's band opens too. Tonight's the first of three sold-out NYC shows.

Heems, Sandunes, Rizzla @ Santos Party House
Heems' post-Das Racist career has already yielded some great mixtapes and guest spots, and now his first official solo album is out today. This is the release party.

The Black Ryder, White Hills @ Mercury Lounge
Australian duo The Black Ryder make superior dreamy psych that falls somewhere between Mazzy Star and Slowdive. The band's new album, The Door Behind the Door, came out a couple weeks ago and tonight's the NYC release show.

Big Eyes, Bodega Bay, Mope Grooves, The Johns, Eureka California @ Palisades
Big Eyes' last album, 2013's Almost Famous, was one of the stronger melodic punk albums of that year, and the band have been working on new material which hopefully means a followup is on the way. Maybe we'll hear some of that new stuff tonight.

Jesse Boykins III, Lion Babe, OSHUN, Kandance Springs @ Baby's All Right
This month's NYC Red Bull Sound Select show is headlined by R&B singer Jesse Boykins III, who last released the Machinedrum-produced Love Apparatus in 2014.

Dropkick Murphys, The Mahones, Blood or Whiskey @ Irving Plaza
It's almost St. Patrick's Day, and what better time to see Boston's favorite Celtic punks Dropkick Murphys? Tonight concludes their five-show run in the NYC-area.

Homeshake, EZTV, Shadow Walker @ Union Pool
You may know Montreal (via Edmonton) musician Peter Sagar as Mac DeMarco's guitarist but he also records his own music under the name Homeshake. His music not too far from Mac's either.

Ariel Dumas, Jena Friedman, Jean Grae, Aparna Nancherla, Phoebe Robinson @ The Bell House
Jezebel is presenting this night titled "March Madness: An Evening of Readings by Women We Love" with killer lineup of talent. Free but you must send an RSVP email to Madness@Jezebel.com.

Shura, Glass Gang, PROM @ Rough Trade
Shura first caught our attention when she remixed Jessie Ware, and her own music isn't too far removed from Jessie's.

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

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