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August 11, 2014

Bezoar @ Saint Vitus 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
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For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

Larkin Grimm, Marian McLaughlin, Eartheater @ Cake Shop
Guardian Alien's Alex Drewchin plays solo as Eartheater tonight along with Swans/Martin Bisi associate Larkin Grimm. In between is DC' s Marian McLaughlin who makes delicate folk.

Bezoar, North, My America, Weird Womb @ Knitting Factory
For those who like their metal in the gothic-doom-meets-psychedelia style, Brooklyn's own Bezoar fit the bill will. If you're going, get there early for noisy punks Weird Womb. UPDATE: Weird Womb had to drop off.

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony @ S.O.B.'s
Long-running rap act Bone Thugs-n-Harmony announced last month that their final album, E.1999 Legends, will be out in 2015 with only one copy being made, reportedly featuring guest spots that include Mariah Carey, Phil Collins, Wiz Khalifa, Drake, A$AP Mob, and Kendrick Lamar. They're playing Barclays with Wu-Tang Clan (who are doing a similar stunt) soon, but catch them here at the much more intimate SOB's first.

Weasel Walter, Bob Crusoe, Bukkake Moms, Load-in @ Saint Vitus
Weasel Walter was a founding member of '90s group The Flying Luttenbachers and now plays with both Cellular Chaos and Behold...The Arctopus.

Night Train with Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Hop aboard Wyatt Cenac's weekly Night Train comedy show tonight with guests Michael Che, Kevin Barnett, Jared Logan, Kara Klenk, and Adrienne Iapalucci.

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August 10, 2014

Prurient at Saint Vitus in January (more by Greg Cristman)
Prurient

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

The Rock *A* Teens, Will Sheff, Bird of Youth @ Poisson Rouge
Nineties era indie rock band The Rock*A*Teens took from rockabilly (love of reverb, crazed playing), they added elements of music hall and powerpop, creating a boozy sound all their own. Having been broken up since 2000, the band reformed for Merge 25 and are playing a few more shows while back in action. Having Will Sheff on the bill doesn't hurt.

Tiny Ruins, Tashaki Miyaki, Weyes Blood, Belle Mare @ Baby's All Right
NZ folk act Tiny Ruins will soon be on tour with Sharon Van Etten but they'll be playing NYC club shows first. Tonight actually has a stacked lineup, with LA's misty Tashaki Miyaki, and Brooklyn's very talented Weyes Blood.

Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Bobby Patterson, Music Maker Blues Revue @ Damrosch Bandshell
The free Lincoln Center Out of Doors series continues today with a show headlined by soul great Charles Bradley, whose musical career dates back to the '60s but only recently began including albums of new, original music.

Parasites, Shellshag, Flamingo Nosebleed, The Homewreckers, Giant Peach @ Death By Audio
Two melodic punk bands, Parasites and Flamingo Nosebleed, are on tour together and tonight they hit NYC. Locals Shellshag practically call this venue home, and should be a great fit with the touring bands.

Sunflower Bean, Mirror Kisses, Teen Body, Surfing @ Glasslands
Lightly psychedelic with grooving basslines and sweet harmonies, new Brooklyn Sunflower Bean seem to have a firm grasp on their sound.

Baauer, Boys Noize, L-Vis 1990, LE1S (DJ Set), Pilo, Samo Sound Boy, Spank Rock @ Governors Island
Both Baauer and Boys Noize are producers of bass-heavy, in-your-face electronic music, and there's no doubt their sets will be gigantic dance parties at today's outdoor show. It's an all-day thing with solid openers too.

Prurient, Clay Rendering, Lussuria, Dual Action, Sandess, DJ Akitsa @ Home Sweet Home
Tonight's show at Home Sweet Home features some Hospital Productions heavyweights paying tribute to Euronymous of of the forerunning Norwegian black metal band Mayhem, who was notoriously killed by Varg Vikernes of Burzum 21 years ago. At midnight, the venue will play Mayhem's classic debut album De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas in its entirety.

Allen Toussaint @ Joe's Pub
As a songwriter, producer and performer, Allen Toussaint helped shape the sound of New Orleans R&B. Rediscover his rich catalog tonight

King Parrot, Die Choking, Organ Dealer, Nightcrawler @ Grand Victory
Australian trashers King Parrot and Philly grinders Die Choking are on the road together, and tonight they take over Brooklyn for a show at Grand Victory.

Planning for Burial, Sea Creature, Earth Mover @ The Acheron
Planning for Burial put out an excellent album on The Flenser this year which combined elements of drone, shoegaze and black/doom metal, but was also surprisingly catchy for such dreary music.

Heathered Pearls, Lord Raja, Starchild, Tallesen @ Trans-Pecos
Polish-born Brooklynite Jakub Alexander, who is Heathered Pearls, makes ambient soundscapes in the Eno tradition with just enough melody to keep it from completely floating away into the ether.

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.

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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August 9, 2014

St. Vincent at Pitchfork 2014 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
St Vincent

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

St. Vincent, San Fermin @ Prosepct Park Bandshell
St. Vincent's art pop is at its most accessible on this year's self-titled LP, but without sacrificing any of what makes her a unique musical force. Fans of her baroque influences (and Sufjan's) may dig opener San Fermin too. Like many Celebrate Brooklyn shows, this one is totally free.

Mad Decent Block Party w/ Big Gigantic, Dillon Francis, Diplo, Dougie F & DJ Fire, DJ Snake, Flosstradamus, Grandtheft, Vic Mensa, Walshy Fire, Young Kyle 187 @ MCU Park
The Mad Decent Block Party tour returns to NYC, this time happening in Coney Island's MCU Park. As usual, it's a bill of electronic music and rap that's bound to live up to its name and become a huge party.

Modest Mouse, Brand New @ Forest Hills Stadium
Neither Modest Mouse nor Brand New have released new music in five years, but their diverse discographies only sound better as time goes on. This is one of a few co-headinling dates the two bands are playing together this year, and one of a few shows happening this summer at Queens' recently-reopened Forest Hills Tennis Stadium. Should be a special night all around.

The Rock *A* Teens, Bird of Youth @ Glasslands
'90s era indie rock band The Rock*A*Teens formed in 1994 in Georgia. While they took from rockabilly (love of reverb, crazed playing), they added elements of music hall and powerpop, creating a boozy sound all their own. Having been broken up for a while, the band reformed for Merge 25 and are playing a few more shows while back in action, like tonight's

George Fitzgerald, Martyn, Leon Vynehall, Aurora Halal, Matrixxman @ MoMA PS1
Warm Up continues with another day of forward-thinking electronic music under the sun, this time from UK deep house wiz George Fitzgerald, Dutch dubstepper Martyn, jazz/video game/tape hiss-inspired Leon Vynehall, Mutual Dreaming's Aurora Halal, and San Francisco house producer Matrixxman.

Summer Thunder w/ Har Mar Superstar, Cheap Shots @ Union Pool
Today's edition of Union Pool's free outdoor series Summer Thunder should be a fun one, with party machine Har Mar Superstar at the helm.

Shockwave Riderz, Places To Hide, G. Green, Black Pony @ Baby's All Right
It's the second of two NYC shows for Pittsburgh motorik garage rockers Shockwave Riderz (ex-Modey Lemon) this week, and the bill's made doubly great by Atlanta indie rockers Places to Hide who just inked a deal with Tiny Engines and put out a promising new single.

Drowningman, Pilot to Gunner, As We Were @ Saint Vitus
Fans of late '90s - mid '00s metalcore should be happy to know that Drowningman are back (if you're unfamiliar, they released a split with Dillinger Escape Plan to give you an idea of their sound), and tonight the reunited band descend upon Brooklyn for this Saint Vitus show. Opening are local post-hardcore regulars Pilot to Gunner, whose initial career overlapped with Drowningman's a bit and who also recently reactivated.

The Austerity Program, Gnarwhal, Pinecones, Voice Coils @ Shea Stadium
Speaking of recently-reactivated local post-hardcore, The Austerity Program put out their first new album since 2007 and first release overall since 2010 earlier this year. It picks up where they left off, in a good way.

Ghost Beach, DOM, AYER, Dreamers @ 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 is a lineup features indie-rockers-turned-ravers DOM.

Roseanne Cash, The Lone Bellow, Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale @ Damrosch Bandshell at Lincoln Center Plaza
Once just known as Johnny Cash's daughter, Roseanne Cash has been a country star in her own right for nearly 40 years. Catch her at this free show, part of both the Americanafest and Lincoln Center Out of Doors.

Tiny Ruins, Cassie Ramone @ Mercury Lounge
NZ folk act Tiny Ruins will soon be on tour with Sharon Van Etten but they'll be playing NYC club shows first, tonight's with Cassie Ramone being the first.

Detroit Swindle, Shit Robot, JDH & Dave P @ Output
Shit Robot (aka a.k.a. Dublin native Marcus Lambkin) recently released his second album, We Got a Love, via DFA featuring guest appearances by Reggie Watts, Nancy Whang, Luke Jenner, and Museum of Love. This is a DJ set.

Profligate, P.O.I., Ciarra Black, Miguel Alvarino @ Palisades
Profligate makes dark, synthed-out techno that's best played loud, which we're sure it will be at Palisades tonight.

Dinowalrus, Tashaki Miyaki, Honey Wild, Turnip King @ The Studio at Webster Hall
LA band Takashi Miyaki make sleepy psych a la the many bands of David Roback (Mazzy Star, Rain Parade). This is the trio's second of three shows in NYC and features a good mix of local indie pop bands.

Temples @ Surf Lodge
UK psych band band Temples released their debut album earlier this, which is slick but well-done Britpop. If you're out in Montauk, this is a free show.

Horse the Band, Infinity Shred, We Are Not Our Bodies @ Marlin Room at Webster Hall
Horse the Band successfully combined metallic post-hardcore and Nintendo synths back in the aughts, and this year they're saddling back up again for their first tour in a while. They have a sense of humor too, so tonight's show should just be a fun time.

Pale Lights, Makeout Vertigo, Gingerlys @ Friends and Lovers
Pale Lights, fronted by former Comet Gain member Phil Sutton, just released Before There Were Pictures,and it's quite good, the sort of lightly psychedelic janglepop that Postcard Records and Creation used to release. It's also not that too far off from what Comet Gain does, either. (Also, Phil sounds a little like Lloyd Cole.) They headline a bill that also includes Gingerlys who are worth going early to see.

Dangles, Giggly Boys, Beech Creeps, Milk Dick @ Rippers
Spend your Saturday at the beach with the noise rock show at Rockaway burger joint.

Pure Hell, Dead Tricks, Done with You, Sharp Lads @ The Grand Victory
Some call '70s-era band Pure Hell "The World's First Original All Black Punk-Rock Band." The jury's still out on whether them or Death came first, but either way, these guys made some real killer punk back in their day which was both ahead of its time and worthy of being ranked among the other '70s greats if only they had gotten the recognition they deserved. They've been playing shows again and if this kind of stuff interests you, you won't want to miss this one.

Sky Ferreira @ Verboten
Sky Ferreira has the bright pop songs ("You're Not the One") and the grungy, angsty ones ("I Will"), so it makes sense she's successfully catered to crowds while sharing bills with both Miley Cyrus and DIIV. Tonight she's on her own though at one of Williamsburg's poppin' new dance clubs.

Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang, Dana Buoy @ Baby's All Right
Akron/Family's Dana Janssen makes electronic pop as Dana Buoy, and he'll be touring with Sylvan Esso soon, but plays this show tonight with Sierra Leonean musician Janka Nabay. Should be a groovy night.

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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August 8, 2014

The Rosebuds at Prospect Park in 2011 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Rosebuds

Delorean at MHOW in January (more by Landon Speers)
Delorean

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

The Rosebuds, Jesse Marchant, Dana Buoy @ Rough Trade
North Carolina duo The Rosebuds are relative indie rock veterans at this point but their anthemic brand of pop seems to be in step with the Zeitgeist currently. They do "whoa ohs" better than most and new LP Sand + Silence was produced by Justin Vernon.

Temples, Spires @ Asbury Lanes
UK psych band band Temples released their debut album earlier this, which is slick but well-done Britpop. They sound great live, too, and are well matched with Brooklyn band Spires tonight.

Brian Degraw, Rioux, Stephon Alexander, Archie Pelago, Dutch E Germ @ Baby's All Right
Tonight's Baby's show is a great showcase of the eccentric sounds of NYC's electronic scene. Gang Gang Dance's Brian Degraw headlines, and the show is also the album release party for Rioux and Stephon Alexander's collaborative LP Here Comes Now. The bill's rounded out by Mister Saturday Night associates Archie Pelago and Brian's former GGD bandmate Dutch E Germ.

Bad Rabbits, Kent Odessa, Johnny Stimson @ 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 is a lineup is headlined by Boston funk-rock combo Bad Rabbits.

Cassandra Wilson, Campbell Brothers @ Damrosch Bandshell
Part of Lincoln Center Out of Doors, this show features jazz vocal legend Cassandra Wilson, and steel guitar maestros the Campbell Brothers performing Coltrane's masterwork, A Love Supreme. Free.

Amanda X, Two Inch Astronaut, Wing Dam, Cousin Brian @ Death By Audio
Those who dig '90s style indie rock -- Tuscadero or Blake Babies for example -- will definitely dig Philly trio Amanda X whose new album does this very well. Also on the bill: quality Maryland post-hardcore outfit Two Inch Astronaut.

Full Moon Fest w/ Delorean, The Knocks, Claptone, The Aston Shuffle, Son Lux, Le Youth, Penguin Prison, Young & Sick, Chela, JDH & Dave P, Wave Racer, EMEFE, Panam Wedding @ Governors Island
The fourth annual Full Moon Fest goes down on Governors Island today with an electronic-oriented lineup of Balearic pop band Delorean, art pop musician Son Lux, indie-R&B band Young & Sick, Australian bass dropper Wave Racer and more.

Pictureplane, Octo Octa, Future Punx, Germans @ Palisades
Electronic artist and Brooklyn DIY mainstay, Picturelane, headlines this bill that also includes neo new wavers Future Punx.

Asian Dub Foundation, Taylor McFerrin @ Prospect Park Bandshell
The free Celebrate Brooklyn shows in Prospect Park continue tonight with long-running English electronica band Asian Dub Foundation and Brainfeeder's Taylor McFerrin.

Black Bananas, Shockwave Riderz @ South Street Seaport
This week's edition of Seaport Music Festival is the trippiest of the run with Black Bananas -- currently mixing electronics, garage rock and questionable pharmaceuticals -- and and the more straight-up garage of Shockwave Riderz.

Funky Meters, Gedeon Luke @ Brooklyn Bowl
Legendary New Orleans groove merchants Funky Meters are still going, and bring the dynamite tonight.

Jackson Browne, Jackshit @ City Winery
Currently touring amphitheaters with John Fogerty, songwriting and mellow '70s legend Jackson plays a much more intimate show tonight. Will he play "Lawyers in Love"?

Nellie McKay @ 54 Below
Charming singer-songwriter is at this supper club all week, debuting her new show, "A GIRL NAMED BILL: The Life and Times of Billy Tipton."

Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Thy Art Is Murder, Goatwhore, Origin, Decrepit Birth, Within the Ruins, Fallujah, Boreworm, ZFL (Zero for Life) @ Irving Plaza
This year's Summer's Laughter tour (I mean Summer Slaughter) is a bit less laughable than usual with notable sets from Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, Goatwhore and Origin.

The Zombies @ BB King Blues Club
The Zombies made some of the best and most influential baroque pop that there is with their 1968 album, Odyssey and Oracle and their early singles. Their tours today don't always include as much Odyssey material as we'd like, but they're still nothing short of a great time.

Blowfly, Runny, Citizen Blast Kane @ Grand Victory
Ah, the weird, weird world of Blowfly. Clarence Reid has had varied career, writing and producing for Sam & Dave, KC & the Sunshine Band, and Betty Wright. He's also released singles under his own name since 1963. But he's probably best known to the planet as Blowlfy, "the first dirty rapper" and a bizarro superhero that loves sex. Tonight should be...something.

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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August 7, 2014

Future Islands in Austin in April (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
Future Islands

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

Future Islands, Operators, Omar Souleyman, Mas Ysa @ House of Vans
Together now for nearly a decade, Baltimore's Future Islands hit the big time this year with their 4AD debut, Singles, a meme-able Letterman appearance, and still-going single "Seasons (Waiting On You)." Tonight's free show (with free beer) at House of Vans should be mayhem. Get there early for Dan Boeckner's new band Operators, Syrian artist Omar Souleyman. Also show up early so you can get in. If you already RSVP'd, that is.

Temples, Here We Go Magic, Spires @ Pier 84 Hudson River Park
Another good free option tonight is the final River Rocks of 2014 with UK psych band band Temples whose debut album is slick but satisfying Britpop. They sound great live, too.

PULP: A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets @ Rooftop Films
Speaking of Britpop, tonight's the screening of Florian Habich's terrifically entertaining documentary about Sheffield's suave Pulp. Stick around after this sold-out screening as frontman Jarvis Cocker will participate in a Q&A as well as judge a Pulp karoake contest.

Phuture (live), L-Vis 1990, Kingdom, Prince William @ Verboten
Pioneering Chicago house group Phuture comes to NYC for a live set tonight -- their first time ever (how is that possible?) -- with quality support from Night Slugs co-boss L-Vis 1990, Night Slugs' Kingdom, and Fade to Mind's Prince William.

Tashaki Miyaki @ MoMA
LA band Takashi Miyaki make sleepy psych a la the many bands of David Roback (Mazzy Star, Rain Parade). This is the trio's first of three NYC shows and is part of the MoMA Nights series in the museum's sculpture garden. Free with museum entry (aka not free, but you do get to see all the amazing art too).

Old 97's @ Brooklyn Bowl
Celebrating 20 years as a band this year, alt-country vets Old 97's showed they still have some shit to kick with their feisty new album, Most Messed Up. This is their second night at Brooklyn Bowl and they'll play Lincoln Center Out of Doors on Saturday.

178 Improvisation Product, Borts Minorts, A Bunch of Dead People, Big Figment @ Cake Shop
Is Borts Minorts performance art or a rock band? Can't it be both? Funny, 100% strange and unlike anything you've ever seen. Even if you've seen him before. Headliners the Improvisation Project features members of Liquid Liquid and Le Savy Fav.

Mykki Blanco @ East River Amphitheater
Rapper Mykki Blanco never fails to put on a memorable show and tonight he'll do so for free as part of the ongoing Summerstage series.

Dead Stars, Honduras, American Darlings @ Mercury Lounge
Do you remember '90s indie rock? Dead Stars do and make their own version, full of big hooks and catchy riffs probably played on Fender Jaguars. Their new album Slumber is worth checking out.

Free Time, Spectre Folk, Words with Frank Linetti @ Baby's All Right
Australian expats Free Time make like a noiser Real Estate for folks whose water spins down the drain in the other direction. They've got a new single out on Underwater Peoples which you can probably pick up at the merch table.

Whores, American Sharks, No Way @ Saint Vitus
It's a good double bill of bands who sorta border on metal with the noise rock of Whores and the riffy stoner rock of American Sharks.

Modest Mouse, Mimicking Birds @ Starland Ballroom
Modest Mouse haven't put out new music in forever (though they keep promising it and do play some of it live), but their live shows have been stacked with classics lately and are still a great time. Tonight's their third of three shows just outside of NYC, leading up to their big co-headlining Queens show with Brand New on Saturday.

New Myths, Loose Buttons, Kate Faust, The Exiles @ Pianos
Brooklyn synthpop trio New Myths will release their debut album this fall. Before that happens, they're doing an August residency at Pianos, this being the first Thursday of the bunch.

Tift Merritt @ David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
Part of Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Americanafest continues tonight with a performance by North Carolina singer-songwriter Tift Merritt.

Mr. Carmack, Djemba Djemba, Noah Breakfast, Jason Scott @ Output
Two producers with singles on Mad Decent, Hawaiian's hip hop/dance-inspired Mr. Carmack and LA's bass-heavy Djemba Dejmba, team up for this week's INPUT party at Output.

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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August 6, 2014

Old 97's at Webster Hall in 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Old 97's

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

Old 97's, Madison King @ Brooklyn Bowl
Alt-country veterans Old 97's put out their ninth album, Most Messed Up, this year and are spending plenty of time on the road in support of it. Tonight's their first of three NYC shows this week. They hit Brooklyn Bowl again tomorrow, followed by a free Lincoln Center Out of Doors show on Saturday, which is part of Americanafest.

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Robert Ellis @ Damrosch Bandshell
Americanafest kicks off today though, and its first show is with an even more-veteran country artist, Emmylou Harris, who has been at it since the late '60s and is still plenty active, last releasing Hard Bargain in 2011 on Nonesuch. Newer-comer Robert Ellis opens.

Ex-Breathers, Sneeze, Deism, Vulture Shit @ Death By Audio
Things will get loud at DbA tonight with hardcore from Florida's Ex-Breathers and Alabama's Deism, '90s alt-rock love from Massachusetts' Sneeze, and guitar-less punks Vulture Shit hold down the local representation on the bill.

Pawns, Violence @ Home Sweet Home
Gothy punks Pawns celebrate their release of their new 7" tonight at the weekly darkwave party Nothing Changes. Tonight also features a performance by Canadian electro group, Violence.

Omar Souleyman, Dutch E Germ, Michael Beharie @ Glasslands
Syrian pop singer Omar Souleyman has an exotic live show that you just have to see to believe, and is always sure to be a party. Former Gang Gang Dance member Dutch E Germ opens and is worth catching too. This show was rescheduled from June and is sold out.

Presidents of the United States of America, In the Whale @ Irving Plaza
The Presidents of the United States of America were well known in the '90s for quirky alt-rock hits like "Lump," "Peaches" and their cover of "Video Killed the Radio Star," but despite saying they'd be done making music in 2008, they returned this year with a new album. Some of it isn't too far removed from their more classic material and should sound great next to the old favorites tonight.

Summerscreen w/ Kleenex Girl Wonder, Tanks Amigo @ McCarren Park
Tonight's movie is the Coen Brothers' highly-quotable classic The Big Lebowski with an indiepop double bill opener. Bands start at 6 PM with the film at sundown. Free.

Caged Animals, Howth, Bueno, Parlor Walls @ Palisades
Caged Animals are back after a half-year hibernation and are clearly ready to start playing again, as this is their second show in as many nights. Expect new songs and positive vibes tonight.

Nels Cline Singers @ The Stone (Early and late show)
The Wilco member and all-around guitar-slinger is curating the shows this week at The Stone and performs tonight with his solo band, The Nels Cline Singers.

FKA twigs, P. Morris @ Webster Hall
FKA twigs built quite the buzz off a couple EPs last year that recalled late '90s trip-hop but sounded modern too. Next week we'll find out how the promise of those EPs resulted in her first full length album, but ahead of that she'll play a big sold out show at Webster Hall tonight.

KISS, Def Leppard, the Dead Daisies @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Rock and roll all night and get sugar poured on you (metaphorically) at Jones Beach tonight with two of hard rock's biggest bands ever.

Marshall Crenshaw, Maby, Pagano, York @ City Winery
Power Pop icon and former Beatlemania! touring musician Marshal Crenshaw will draw from 30+ years of songwriting at tonight's gig.

Charanjit Singh, Heems, The Kominas @ Baby's All Right
Billed as "Ten Ragas to a Rap Beat," Indian electronic music pioneer Singh and former Das Racist MC, Heems, will each do individual sets but promise a little collaboration too.

Prince Paul, Sammy Bananas, DJ Esquire, Killah Cam, DJ Rouge, Asher Nacht @ Marlin Room at Webster Hall
The art of DJing will be celebrated at Webster's Marlin Room tonight with hip hop veteran/De La Soul collaborator Prince Paul and Fool's Gold DJ Sammy Bananas co-headlining.

Whatever Dad, Baby Mollusk (and the Big Babies), Told Slant, Mitski @ Silent Barn
When Elaiza Santos isn't fronting the Run for Cover-signed chiptune band Crying, she makes her own music as Whatever, Dad which is more in the lo-fi bedroom folk realm. The rest of this bill is pretty much in that realm too, including Baby Mollusk (whose singer also fronts another, very different band: the hardcore band Nine of Swords), Told Slant (who we just caught with The Hotelier and Foxing), and Double Double Whammy-signed singer/songwriter Mitski.

Sole, DJ Pain 1, Pictureplane, Ceschi @ Glasslands
Sole has been at it for years with many releases on the Anticon label, making the kind of alternative hip hop that label is well known for. This year he put out Death Drive, a collaborative album with DJ Pain 1, and tonight the pair will team up at Glasslands. Pictureplane's dance music should be a nice primer to their set.

Sharkmuffin, Haybaby, It Looks Sad., Beiju @ Cake Shop
Two bands on this bill are especially of note, local garage rock trio Sharkmuffin and Charlotte, NC's It Looks Sad., who combine Beach Fossils-esque guitar leads with more emotive vocals.

Jesse Malin, The Wans, Metalleg @ Bowery Electric
D Generation's Jesse Malin isn't just Bowery Electric's owner, he's also an occasional performer. He plays tonight with superior local powerpop act Metalleg and The Wans.

Nellie McKay @ 54 Below
Charming singer-songwriter is at this supper club all week, debuting her new show, "A GIRL NAMED BILL: The Life and Times of Billy Tipton."

The Big Terrific Comedy Show @ Cameo Gallery
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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August 5, 2014

Sleigh Bells @ Firefly 2014 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
Sleigh

Caged Animals @ Bowery Ballroom 2013 (more by PSquared)
Caged Animals
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Muscle and Bone, Young and Heartless, Placeholder, What Moon Things @ Palisades
Asheville's Muscle & Bone and Pennsylvania's Young and Heartless both have solid albums out this year -- Peace & Light and The Pull of Gravity, respectively -- and now the two bands' tour hits NYC for this BV-presented show. With Placeholder and What Moon Things on the lineup as well, this is a hard-to-miss show if we do say so (and we do).

Landlady, Lip Talk, Winter Bear @ Death by Audio
Adam Schatz plays in about 35 bands, but Landlady is his baby where he makes a brainy brand of mathy artpop. Landlady's new album, Upright Behavior, came out earlier this year on Hometapes.

Gurus, Onesie, Slang King @ Cameo Gallery
Any band that names themselves after a song by The Fall will at least get us to listen to them, hence us writing this sentence about noisemerchants Slang King. They may owe more to Sonic Youth than Mark E Smith, but that's not bad, either.

Lost Boy?, Caged Animals, Honduras, Boytoy @ Shea Stadium
Caged Animals are back after a half-year hibernation -- find out what they're up to tonight, as part of an all-around solid lineup of Brooklyn indie pop.

The Offspring, Bad Religion, Pennywise, The Vandals @ Terminal 5
The Offspring's classic, Smash, is two decades old this year. They'll play that in full, with the undercard being their old Epitaph labelmates Bad Religion and Pennywise.

Liam McEneaney (host), Gilbert Gottfried , Mike Doughty, Kaki King, Amanda Melson, Hand Job Academy @ The Bell House
Liam McEneaney, who hosts tonight's edition of longrunning comedy show Tell All Your Friends, is turning 29, so help ease his Saturn Returns fears by showing up tonight for this big room edition of the show.

Jody Porter (of Fountains of Wayne), Zachary Cale @ Bowery Electric
Jody Porter is a guitar-pop vet, having logged time in The Belltower (with Britta Phillips) and Fountains of Wayne. On his own, things lean a little more psych. Tonight's show also features southern gentleman Zachary Cale.

Modest Mouse, Mimicking Birds @ Capitol Theatre
Before they play Forest Hills Tennis Stadium with Brand New, indie rock mainstays Modest Mouse play this smaller show at the Cap.

Bob Log III, The Pork Torta @ The Wick
Self-described one-man-band-guitar-party-dance-mess Bob Log III is currently on tour bringing that wild thing he does to the Wick tonight. Also on the bill: "Arizona's #1 Party Band," The Pork Torta.

Jess Williamson, Boyd Shropshire, Matt Bauer @ Union Pool
Boyd Shropshire has been playing in Philly bands for years -- you may remember him from mid-'00s indie rockers Human Television and he's also spent time with Kurt Vile & the Violators. Shropshire's new solo album, Victory Weather, is out this week. Help him celebrate tonight.

Rey Pila, Lovers & Reflections, Dreamers, Raindeer @ Pianos
Mexico City band Rey Pila will soon be on tour with Interpol, playing large rooms on the West Coast. First, though, they have an August residency at Pianos, tonight being the first of four Tuesdays.

HAIM, Sleigh Bells @ Brooklyn Bridge Park
Two big acts are playing this free show under the Brooklyn Bridge. You had to RSVP to get tickets. Get there early.

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

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August 4, 2014

Bear in Heaven @ Bowery Ballroom, 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Bear in Heaven @ Rough Trade
This is a record release show for Brooklyn spacerockers Bear in Heaven's new album Time is Over One Day Old. To get in you need to buy a copy of the record today at Rough Trade (but you get two wristbands to get in for one purchase).

Hamish Kilgour, The Estrogen Highs, Civil Union, Hippy @ Cake Shop
Conneticuit's Estrogen Highs will have a new album on Trouble In Mind this fall, so head here tonight for an early taste, with a solo set from The Clean's Hamish Kilgour, and Aukland, NZ's Civil Union.

Degreaser, Sediment Club, Greg Fox, Savini Psoas, Weasel Walter @ Death By Audio
It's going to be a noisy night at Death by Audio, with well-named Brooklyn band DeGreaser, Providence, RI's Sediment Club, and sometimes Liturgy drummer Greg Fox. (Earplugs are a buck at the bar, by the way.)

20,000 Days on Earth screening w/ Nick Cave @ Florence Gould Hall
Nick Cave documentary 20,000 Days on Earth screens tonight with a Q&A and solo set from the man himself. Sold out as you might imagine.

Wyatt Cenac's Night Train @ Littlefield
Hop aboard Wyatt Cenac's weekly Night Train comedy show tonight with guests Jessi Klein, Jeffrey Joseph, Sean Donnelly, and Candy Lawrence.

RatKing @ S.O.B.'s
Following their performance at Lollapalooza over the weekend, local rap act Ratking will play to a slightly smaller audience tonight.

Boris, Youth Worship @ Saint Vitus
Japanese shapeshifters Boris are makers of sludge metal, J Pop, and several other things that exist in that giant spectrum. Their newest album, Noise, is appropriately named and full of rippers. Tonight's show, however, will be one of their "drumless drone" shows.

The Offspring, Bad Religion, Pennywise, The Vandals @ Terminal 5
The Offspring's classic, Smash, is two decades old this year. They'll play that in full, with the undercard being their old Epitaph labelmates Bad Religion and Pennywise.

Bob Log III @ McKittrick Hotel
Self-described one-man-band-guitar-party-dance-mess Bob Log III is currently on tour bringing that wild thing he does to the McKittrick Hotel tonight.

The Fixx @ HighLine Ballroom
New wave / post-punk band The Fixx had hits like "Saved by Zero" and "One Thing Leads to Another" in the '80s and have continued to make records, most recently 2012's Beautiful Friction. Tonight's setlist was chose by fans.

Old Crow Medicine Show, Spirit Family Reunion, Langhorne Slim @ Central Park Summerstage
A night of modern-day folk pop under the stars in Central Park -- there are worse ways to spend a Monday night.

John Fogerty, Jackson Browne @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Former frontman of swamp rock vets Creedence Clearwater Revival and active solo artist John Fogerty plays tonight with mellow man and '70s icon Jackson Brown.

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August 3, 2014

Boris @ LPR (more by PSquared)
BORIS

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

Boris, The Atlas Moth, SubRosa @ Bowery Ballroom
Japanese shapeshifters Boris are makers of sludge metal, J Pop, and several other things that exist in that giant spectrum. Their newest album, Noise, is appropriately named and full of rippers. The Atlas Moth continue to find new ways to keep atmospheric sludge interesting, and SubRosa are makers of quality traditional doom.

Wiz Khalifa, Jeezy, Ty Dolla $ign, Rich Homie Quan, Mack Wilds, DJ Drama @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Wiz Khalifa is doing his 'Under the Influence of Music' tour again this year, and tonight's the second of two NYC-area dates. He's got 2000s dirty south star Jeezy with him, and the rest of the lineup is made up of young, rising rappers, a few of whom seem like they'll be much bigger this time next year.

Viking Moses, Spenking @ Cake Shop
Viking Moses has been making pretty good contemporary folk for about a decade now, most recently on 2012's The Conquest Night.

U.S. Girls, Ice Cream, Gold Dime @ Glasslands
Meg Remy -- who is U.S. Girls -- makes music that sounds like a '60s radio broadcast that has been beamed into space and refracted upon reentry. It's a rare full-band show, featuring Slim Twig on guitar.

7 Seconds, Iron Chic, The Copyrights, Up For Nothing @ Knitting Factory
7 Seconds are veterans of melodic punk and their live shows are still nuts today. Iron Chic (though with some roots in slightly older oners) are a newer band and they carry the punk torch very well.

Mimicking Birds @ Mercury Lounge
While on tour with Modest Mouse, Portland's Mimicking birds bring their widescreen sound this headlining club show.

Roses, Grand Resort, Chimes, Bueno @ Silent Barn
While veteran actor Abe Vigoda is still with us, the LA group named after him is no more, quietly dissolving a while back. Guitarist Juan Velazquez has formed Roses, a trio who will release their debut EP via Group Tightner on August 5. Roses aren't miles away from what Abe Vigoda did, making dark, danceable post-punk-influenced pop. (They could use a drummer, though.)

Zero Boys, Born Loose @ The Grand Victory
Indianapolis hardcore survivors Zero Boys released a new album this year, Monkey, which simmers with the same heat as Zero Boys' blistering full-length debut, 1981's Vicious Circle, but it comes by way of a different delivery. Where hardcore once raged, the band now play around with a garage-y stomp.

Gingerlys, Chalk and Numbers, pow wow!, The Jeanies @ Union Pool
Indiepop fans will want to hit Union Pool for a night of quality local bands. Gingerlys add a dash of shoegaze; Chalk & Numbers go for a mod'60s sound; and pow wow! jangle like cult icons Felt.

Sundays on The Roof with Daniele Baldelli, Metro Area (DJ Set), Cem G @ Output
It's the second of two outdoor daytime NYC shows this weekend for Italian Cosmic Disco pioneer Daniele Baldelli.

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.

Classic Album Sundays presents The Grateful Dead 'Workingman's Dead' @ Baby's All Right
Ride the train (high on something, your choice) over to Baby's this afternoon for a Classic Album Sundays edition that features the Dead's folk rock classic, Workingman's Dead.

The Baseball Project @ Asbury Lanes
The high-concept rock band formed by Scott McCaughey (Young Fresh Fellows/REM) and Steve Wynn (Dream Syndicate) released their third album, titled 3rd, back in March. The record, which also features R.E.M.'s Peter Buck and Mike Mills plus drummer Linda Pitmon, hits on more stories from America's Pastime, including songs about Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron,Lenny Dykstra, and acid-tripping pitcher Dock Ellis.

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

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August 2, 2014

Simian Mobile Disco @ SS Coachella (more by Greg Cristman)
SMD

The Soupcans @ Bowery Ballroom, 2013 (more by Dylan Johnson)
Soupcans

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

Cherry Glazerr, Sunflower Bean, GYMSHORTS, Roya @ Baby's All Right
LA high school trio Cherry Glazerr released their debut album, Haxel Princess, this spring on notoriously party-friendly Burger Records. It's glitter-dappled, punky pop that's not scared to throw attitude or a Big Riff in your face.

Dick Dale, Screamin' Rebel Angels @ Brooklyn Bowl
The self-proclaimed King of Surf Guitar will bring "Miserlou" and boatload of other instrumental hits (his and other folks') to Brooklyn Bowl tonight.

Outside World, Roses, Wreaths, The Yin Yangs @ Cake Shop
While veteran actor Abe Vigoda is still with us, the LA group named after him is no more, quietly dissolving a while back. Guitarist Juan Velazquez has formed Roses, a trio who will release their debut EP via Group Tightner on August 5. Roses aren't miles away from what Abe Vigoda did, making dark, danceable post-punk-influenced pop.

Dr. John and the Night Trippers, Hurray for the Riff Raff @ Central Park Summerstage
With over forty years of New Orleans R&B under his belt, Dr. John needs no introduction and his most recent album, 2012's Dan Auerbach-produced Locked Down, is a late-career standout. Making this a cool double bill, much newer band Hurray for the Riff Raff open with their authentic-sounding Americana.

The Soupcans, Pampers, Ultrathin, Chat Logs @ Death By Audio
Canada's noisy Soupans take the sarcasm, anger, and weirdness that began filtering into post-hardcore via late period Black Flag and The Jesus Lizard, but speed things back up to the genre's early days.

Daniele Baldelli, Charanjit Singh, Simian Mobile Disco, Hiro Kone, Maria Chavez @ MoMA PS1
Warm Up continues today with another excellent lineup. This time its Italian Cosmic Disco pioneer Daniele Baldelli, Indian electronic music pioneer Charanjit Singh, UK duo Simian Mobile Disco, former Effi Briest and Up Died Sound member Hiro Kone, and the Software-signed Maria Chavez.

Simian Mobile Disco (DJ Set), JDH, Dave P @ Cameo Gallery
After their Warm Up set, SMD hit Cameo for a late-night DJ set.

Nine Inch Nails, Soungarden, Dillinger Escape Plan @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Relive 1994 with two of alternative rock's biggest bands who both put out seminal albums on the same day that year. Cool openers on this tour too. Tonight it's math-core greats The Dillinger Escape Plan.

Jurassic 5, Dilated Peoples, The Beat Junkies @ Best Buy Theater
It's a night of late-'90s-era conscious rap, headlined by California's great Jurassic 5 who reunited last year after calling it quits in 2007.

Kes the Band, KIT @ Prospect Park Bandshell
The free Celebrate Brooklyn shows at Prospect Park continue with this one which is headlined by Trinidad and Tobago's Kes the Band. Also of note is "tambutronic" group KiT who are sure to get people moving.

The Baseball Project, The Minus 5 @ Rough Trade
The high-concept rock band formed by Scott McCaughey (Young Fresh Fellows/REM) and Steve Wynn (Dream Syndicate) released their third album, titled 3rd, back in March. The record, which also features R.E.M.'s Peter Buck and Mike Mills plus drummer Linda Pitmon, hits on more stories from America's Pastime, including songs about Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron,Lenny Dykstra, and acid-tripping pitcher Dock Ellis.

Slavve @ Rough Trade
Local guitar/drum duo Slavve include a former member of Surfer Blood and Weird Wives, and they make quality lo-fi rock that hits pretty hard.

United Nations, Frameworks, Descender, Pagan Girls @ Saint Vitus
United Nations began as a side project for Geoff Rickly to make extremely heavier music than his main band while he was still in Thursday. Now that that band has called it quits, Geoff is putting a lot more time into United Nations, and even if he insists the project is an elaborate joke poking fun at punk rock, it sounds like one hell of a serious punk rock band. Openers Frameworks pull from a similar type of post-hardcore that UN do (and they probably pull a bit from Thursday as well), and they make this a good double bill.

Sinkane, Takuya Kuroda @ The Lot in Long Island City
This is the kickoff event for The Lot LIC Music & Film series which brings free music every Saturday and free movies every Thursday. DFA signed Sinkane, who has a new album out next month, headlines. Free, starts at 3 PM.

The Hotelier, Foxing, Prawn @ The Studio at Webster Hall
This is a great double bill from two lyrically powerful but very different sounding rock bands. The Hotelier echo the early '00s emo of Brand New and Taking Back Sunday, but their songs are discussing different matters than those bands. Foxing sound like The Antlers if they screamed sometimes, and their live show is one that just has to be seen. Openers Prawn do Kinsella-style emo well and they're worth catching as well.

Mark Eitzel, Anders Parker, Death Vessel @ The Wick
The early show at The Wick is a good night for singer/songwriters with American Music Club's Mark Eitzel, Jay Farrar/Jim James collaborator Anders Parker, and falsetto-tinged indie folk singer Death Vessel.

Paul Johnson, Egyptrixx, Sinden @ The Wick
After the Mark Eitzel show, The Wick takes a turn for the electronic, with this stacked bill of dance producers.

Jessica Pratt, Mike Wexler @ Union Pool
Union Pool's Summer Thunder series continues today with free music in the venue's backyard. Today's lineup is two modern artists who recall the sounds of late '60s/early '70s psychedelic folk, and they both do it really well. Should feel just right outdoors as long as the weather's nice. Bands usually start around 4 PM.

Noothgrush, Ruine, Show of Bedlam, Grudges @ Acheron
Noothgrush put out high quality sludge for most of the '90s, before going on their initial hiatus in 2001. The band have been active again for a while now, most recently releasing a covers LP that took on Pink Floyd, Celtic Frost, Duran Duran and more. Tonight's their second of two NYC shows this week.

Container, Ahlzagailzehguh, Brown Recluse Alpha, Kcidgod, Dark Sister, Max Eilbacher, MV Carbon, Dysgenix @ Red Light District
Rob Schofield, the abrasive noise producer better known as Container, returned with an excellent new album, Adhesive, this year and the live show sounds as wonderfully anti-social as the record. He plays as part of Burning Fleshtival V which promises "Music, Performance and Comedy" at the Far Rockaways space.

Diane Birch, Secret Someones, 5j Varrow, Prettiots, Poor Remy @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
The Deli has been zine-ing the scene for ten years and are celebrating the anniversary this weekend with shows at Brooklyn Night Bazaar.

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

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