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November 25, 2015

photo: Jay Rock @ Terminal 5 earlier this month (more by PSquared)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Jay Rock @ S.O.B.'s
While the rest of Black Hippy has been pretty prolific over the past few years, Jay Rock stuck mostly to guest features until he finally got his second album out this year. It's called 90059 and it proves the long gap between albums didn't hurt the quality of his work at all. He was just in NYC opening for Kendrick Lamar, but now he's back on his own tour.

My Morning Jacket, Strand of Oaks @ Beacon Theater
My Morning Jacket returned this year with their very solid seventh album, The Waterfall. They always shine as a live band too, and their four-night run at The Beacon continues tonight with opener Strand of Oaks.

Eddi Front, Rachel Angel, Family Lumber, Beach Moon/Peach Moon @ Palisades
With a spooky, spare piano style, Eddi Front made her debut in 2012 with a self-titled EP. She's now set to release her debut album, Marina, in March. Get an early taste tonight.

Beat Connection, Phantoms, My Body, Psychic Twin @ Mercury Lounge
Seattle's Beat Connection began life as more of a DFA style dancerock but have shifted into more soulful, R&B-flavored territory on new album Product 3.

Scott Weiland, The Icarus Line, Ten Ton Mojo @ Gramercy Theatre
Former Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland headlines this show, and if you're going we also think it's worth catching the Nick Cave-ish band The Icarus Line.

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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November 24, 2015

photo: My Morning Jacket in Austin in October (more by Tim Griffin)
My Morning Jacket

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

My Morning Jacket, Woods @ Beacon Theater
My Morning Jacket returned this year with their very solid seventh album, The Waterfall. They always shine as a live band too, and tonight begins their four-night run at The Beacon in support of it. Each night has a different (and also good) opener. Tonight it's folk rockers Woods.

Stevie Wonder @ Madison Square Garden
Stevie Wonder has been on tour playing his classic 1976 double album Songs in the Key of Life, and he brings that tour back to NYC tonight.

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic @ B.B. King's
It's a tough night for fans of classic funk/soul/etc though. The equally legendary George Clinton hits BB King's.

Mayhem, Watain, Rotting Christ @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
The double bill of Mayhem and Watain was already a must-see for black metal fans the first time it happened this year, so thankfully they're doing it all over again. This show's in a more intimate venue than last time too.

Fishbone, Murphy's Law @ House of Independents (Asbury Park)
Asbury Park's newest venue House of Independents opens tonight, and they're starting off with a bang. It's a great double fill of ska/funk/metal/whatever band Fishbone and NYC's long-running punk staples Murphy's Law.

Yonatan Gat, Pill, The Yin Yangs @ Knitting Factory
Yonatan Gat is very much a "see it live" musician, as he and his band's style -- usually set up on the floor and highly improvisational -- can be described (as I have before) as in-your-face. If you're ok with that, his shows are highly recommended. We also like the skronky sax-fueled postpunk of Pill, too.

Father, Alex Russell, 9th Grade, Lord Narf @ Baby's All Right
Awful Records is throwing this party that, among other things, has their buzzy rapper Father on the bill.

Cake Shop Comedy @ Cake Shop
If you miss Big Terrific and Hannibal Buress' Sunday night show at Knit, and are looking for a new free, weekly comedy show that happens in a rock club and sometimes has big name talent stop by unexpectedly, "Cake Shop Comedy" might do the trick. Tonight's guests are Joe Mande, Matt Ruby, Ana Fabrega, Travis Rust, Phoebe Robinson and Tim Dillon.

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

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November 23, 2015

photo: Angel Haze @ House of Vans, 2014 (more by Ryan Muir)
Angel Haze

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

Angel Haze, Stella, Show Tufli @ S.O.B.'s
Angel Haze went a bit more pop on her official debut album Dirty Gold than most people wanted her to, but she got back to her hard-edged roots on her recent mixtape, Back To The Woods.

KRS-One @ S.O.B.'s
It's a good day to just spend your whole night at SOB's. After the Angel Haze show, South Bronx legend KRS-One plays the release party for his new album Now Hear This. Going by the early singles, he's as furious as ever.

Dom Kennedy, Casey Veggies, Jay 305 @ Webster Hall
A third rap option tonight is the solid triple bill of Dom Kennedy, Casey Veggies and Jay 305, who all have new releases out this year (By Dom Kennedy, Live & Grow, and the Inner City Hero mixtape, respectively).

HIYA WAL ÂALAM feat. Olof Dreijer (of The Knife), Amina Hocine, Wolkoff @ Knitting Factory
While The Knife are no more, Olof Dreijer has teamed up with the band HIYA WAL ÂALAM as a member and the producer of their forthcoming album. That's not finished yet, but we can get a taste of what it might sound like tonight.

Wild Nothing, Alex G @ Baby's All Right
Fans of reverby pop will enjoy tonight's double bill of Wild Nothing and Alex G. It's the only US date this year scheduled at the moment for both bands. While Alex G has a brand new album on Domino, it's been a while since we've heard new music from Wild Nothing. Maybe they'll fill us in on what's going on.

Okkervil River @ Bowery Ballroom
Okkervil River's acclaimed album Black Sheep Boy turns 10 this year and the band are celebrating with a tour where they're playing it live in full. This is the final of three nights at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets are still available.

Nik Turner's Hawkwind, Hedersleben, Netherlands, Dinner @ Grand Victory
Sax and flute man Nik Turner was a member of Hawkwind in the '70s and '80s and now fronts his own version of the Spacerock pioneers. His backing band, Hedersleben, gets their own opening set.

Invisible Familiars, Superhuman Happiness @ Manhattan Inn
Having worked with Martha Wainwright, Cibo Matto, Sean Lennon and others, Jared Samuel's own music, as Invisible Familiars, is an appealing hodgepodge of styles that is at once quirky, folky, poppy and danceable. Brooklyn polyrhythmic pop collective Superhuman Happiness open.

The English Beat @ City Winery
If you aren't too concerned that Dave Wakeling is the only original member of the band, and don't mind hearing General Public songs too (and maybe even "She's Having a Baby"), you'll probably have a good time singing along to "Save it for Later," "Mirror in the Bathroom" and "Tenderness."

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
All aboard Wyatt Cenac's weekly comedy cavalcade, this week with guests Joe Mande, Claudia Cogan, Shane Torres, Kerry Coddett, Noah Gardenswartz, and Loyiso Gola.

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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November 22, 2015

photo: HEALTH at Levitation 2015 (more by PSquared)
Health at Levitation 2015

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

HEALTH, Pictureplane, Very Much (DJ Set) @ Le Poisson Rouge
HEALTH tone down the noise a bit (but not completely) on their terrific new album Death Magic, which is the catchiest thing they've done yet. They didn't "go pop" though; it's still very weird. Pictureplane is a great fit to open the show.

Thor:"I Am Thor" Documentary Screening and Performance @ Saint Vitus
"Jon Mikl Thor was a bodybuilding, steel bending, brick smashing rock star in the 70's & 80's whose theatrical band THOR hit the scene alongside Metallica and Kiss, but never achieved the gold record status of its contemporaries." The new documentary on him screens at Vitus tonight.

Flamin' Groovies, Nude Beach, Miriam @ Baby's All Right
Powerpop legends Flamin' Groovies are back with guitarist Chris Wilson and a barrelful of good time, hook-filled classics. Next year's their 50th anniversary with a new album on the way. They're well-matched with Nude Beach.

Okkervil River (performing Black Sheep Boy) @ Bowery Ballroom
Okkervil River's acclaimed album Black Sheep Boy turns 10 this year and the band are celebrating with a tour where they're playing it live in full. This is the second of three nights at Bowery Ballroom. Sold out.

Jim Tews "Felines of New York" Book Release @ Littlefield
Jim Tews new photo book Felines of New York exposes the "furry underbelly of New York City's most glamorous, self-important residents." This release show will feature cat-related comedy from Todd Hanson (founder of The Onion), Maeve Higgins, Mike Polk, Doogie Horner, Mrs. Smith, Team Submarine, and Dr. Brett Levitzke,

Pill, Courtship Ritual, Winkie, The Naked Heroes, Plaque @ Palisades
Newly signed to Mexican Summer, Brooklyn's skronky, sax-fueled post punks Pill are always fun live. The headline this dark-tinged bill that also features the slinky Courtship Ritual and the decidedly goth Winkie.

Future Punx, Way Out, Suicide Slide, Jason Bartell (of Fang Island) @ Union Pool
Future Punx released their terrific debut album, This is Post Wave, which is part concept album and part manifesto. All to a danceable, very new wave beat.

This American Life Presents: 12 Days of Christmas The Improv Show @ Bell House
Ira Glass and the TAL folks have put together an impressive lineup of talent for this holiday themed improv show, featuring with Mike Birbiglia, Chris Gethard, Tami Sagher, Aidy Bryant, Scott Adsit, and Sasheer Zamata. Unsurprisingly this is sold out.

H2O, Angel Du$t, Give @ Santos
New York punks H2O celebrated their 20th anniversary this year and released the new album Use Your Voice, which... certainly sounds like H2O. That's not a bad thing though, they're good at what they do.

Frankie Cosmos, All Dogs, Eskimeaux, Florist @ Webster Hall - Marlin Room
Frankie Cosmos' twee-ish sound gets a bit more danceable on her new EP, which she celebrates tonight. Good openers too: scrappy pop punks All Dogs and Epoch bands Eskimeaux and Florist.

Johanna Warren, Two Inch Astronaut, Jonah Furman, Thelma @ Palisades
This is a cool bill, with the folky Johanna Warren, post-hardcore band Two Inch Astronaut, former Krill singer Jonah Furman, and Thelma.

Tribute to Nina Simone feat. Nick Hakim, Xenia Rubinos, Deva Mahal, Jaime Woods, Amy Leon, J. Hoard, Paris Monster @ Manhattan Inn
One of the first shows booked since The Hum's Rachael Pazdan began booking Manhattan Inn is this tribute to the legendary Nina Simone, with a pretty great lineup of musicians.

Hans Chew, Rhyton @ Mercury Lounge
This is a good double bill of experimental music, with Hans Chew (of D. Charles Speer & the Helix and other projects) and trippy rock band Rhyton.

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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November 21, 2015

photo: Caveman @ Cameo, 2013 (more by Jessica Amaya)
Cavemen at Cameo

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

Caveman, Dave Harrington, HEART ACHE @ Cameo Gallery
Almost one year to the day of Death by Audio's final night, it's the swan song for Williamsburg's Cameo Gallery. The early show is headlined by venerable NYC band Caveman.

St. Lucia (DJ Set), Plastic Plates @ Cameo Gallery
After Caveman, stick around for the last hurrah danceparty with DJ's St. Lucia and a final chance to say goodbye to one of the most iconic stage backdrops in Williamsburg.

Okkervil River @ Bowery Ballroom
Okkervil River's acclaimed album Black Sheep Boy turns 10 this year and the band are celebrating with a tour where they're playing it live in full. This is the first of three nights at Bowery Ballroom. Sold out.

Peelander-Z, Math the Band @ Alphaville
Japanese sci-fi anime punks Peelander-Z have been playing for nearly two decades. With a new documentary out about the band, it's probably a good time to catch them.

Harmonica Lewinskies, No One & The Somebodies, Quarterbacks (solo), Bambara, Evolfo, Parlor Walls, Glueboy, The Regrets, No Ice, & more @ Aviv
Greenpoint DIY venue Aviv celebrates its one-year anniversary tonight with a big lineup of bands that starts early and keeps going.

Small Black, Painted Palms @ Baby's All Right
Brooklyn band Small Black just released their latest widescreen synthpop creation, Best Blues, via Jagjaguwar. This is their second of two nights at Baby's All Right.

Olof Dreijer (of The Knife - DJ Set), Secret Special Guest @ Baby's All Right
The Knife are sadly broken up, but both members are keeping busy with other projects. Olof is now a member of the band Hiya wal Âalam, who play NYC on Monday, but tonight he DJs Baby's with a secret special guest. Who could it be?

Kevin Gates, Geaux Yella, Jay Lewis, OG Boobie Black @ Gramercy Theatre
Kevin Gates has been releasing a steady stream of quality mixtapes/albums for a few years now, and he's got a great sing/rap style that isn't quite like anyone else's right now.

Beat Connection, Phantoms @ Knitting Factory
Seattle's Beat Connection began life as more of a DFA style dancerock but have shifted into more soulful, R&B-flavored territory on new album Product 3.

HEALTH, Pictureplane @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
HEALTH tone down the noise a bit (but not completely) on their terrific new album Death Magic, which is the catchiest thing they've done yet. They didn't "go pop" though; it's still very weird. Pictureplane is a great fit to open the show.

Priests, Shopping, Arm Candy @ Palisades
UK act Shopping, who draw influence from post-punk acts like Delta 5 and The Slits, were one of the highlights of CMJ this year. They make for a good pairing with DC's fiery Priests. This will be a fun night at Palisades.

King Diamond, Exodus @ Playstation Theater
What would theatrical, high-voiced wailing metal be without King Diamond? Probably a lot worse. He wraps up a three-night run at Playstation Theater tonight playing his classic 1987 album, Abigail, in full. Thrash vets Exodus open.

Infest, The Boston Strangler, NYC Headhunters, Violent Bullshit @ The Acheron
Influential hardcore band Infest were initially around in the late '80s and early '90s, and helped pioneer what became known as powerviolence. Their first NYC shows ever happened last year, and this week they play two more. This is the second.

Skinless, Abnormality, Hypoxia @ Saint Vitus
New York death metal vets Skinless got back together in 2013, and this year they released Only the Ruthless Remain, their first album since 2006.

Ancient Sky, Worthless, Smokey DeRoeck @ Shea Stadium
Brooklyn heavy psych practitioners Ancient Sky released their new album, Mosaic, over the summer but are now calling it quits. Tonight's their final show.

Elysian Fields @ The Owl
Long-running NYC band Elysian Fields are celebrating their 20th anniversary with a run of shows where they're performing their entire catalog live. Tonight is the last of the seven shows, featuring 2014's For House Cats And Sea Fans.

Hot Tuna & Friends @ Beacon Theatre
Jorma Kaukonen turns 75 next month, and he's celebrating that birthday with a two-night run of Hot Tuna shows at the Beacon. This is the second night.

Matt Pond PA, Laura Stevenson, Completions @ Webster Hall - Marlin Room
Long-running indie rockers Matt Pond PA released The State of Gold this year and they're celebrating that on the road with Laura Stevenson, whose punky new album Cocksure on Don Giovanni is also very good.

Dogs on Acid @ Rough Trade
Dogs On Acid recently released their debut album on Jade Tree, though it sounds more like the kind of indie rock you would've heard coming out in the early '90s on Merge. Today they play a free afternoon in-store at Rough Trade.

Brian Wilson & Al Jardine @ Bergen PAC
The mastermind behind The Beach Boys' brilliance, Brian Wilson, returns to NJ tonight with fellow ex-Beach Boy Al Jardine in tow.

Fox Millions Duo, New Pope, Jeremy Smoking Band @ Trans Pecos
Fans of intense drumming take note: Liturgy drummer Greg Fox and Oneida drummer Kid Millions are the collaborative Fox Millions Duo and they take over Trans-Pecos tonight.

Flamin' Groovies @ WFMU Monty Hall
Powerpop legends Flamin' Groovies are back with guitarist Chris Wilson and a barrelful of good time, hook-filled classics. Next year's their 50th anniversary.

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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November 20, 2015

photo: King Diamond at FFF 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
King Diamond
ELO

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

Jeff Lynne's ELO @ Irving Plaza
With the first ELO album in 15 years just out, Jeff Lynne is officially back in the Orchestra pit. They're promising a big world tour next year, but tonight some lucky folks are gonna get "Sweet Talkin' Woman," "Mr. Blue Sky," "Showdown" "Livin' Thing" and other hits in a impossibly small (for ELO) venue.

King Diamond, Exodus @ Playstaton Theater
What would theatrical, high-voiced wailing metal be without King Diamond? Probably a lot worse. He's on night 2 of a three-night run at Best Buy Theater tonight playing his classic 1987 album, Abigail, in full. Thrash vets Exodus open.

Infest, Citizens Arrest, Suburbanite, Brain Slug @ Saint Vitus
Influential hardcore band Infest were initially around in the late '80s and early '90s, and helped pioneer what became known as powerviolence. Their first NYC shows ever happened last year, and this week they play two more. This is the first, and it's with the great Citizens Arrest.

together PANGEA, White Reaper, Surfbort @ Baby's All Right
A band known for crazy live shows and even crazier fans, California's together PANGEA should inspire mayhem at tonight's sold out show. (Baby's, you might as well just take down those acoustic ceiling tiles now.)vThe new wavey White Reaper are worth catching too.

Small Black, Painted Palms @ Baby's All Right
After Together PANGEA show: Brooklyn band Small Black just released their latest widescreen synthpop creation, Best Blues, via Jagjaguwar. This is their first of two nights at Baby's All Right.

Tall Juan, Sharkweek, LuxDeluxe, Manfred Kidd, Jordan Hull @ Arlene's Grocery
Lower East Side venue Arlene's Grocery is celebrating its 20th anniversary this weekend and we may not go there much these days but in a rapidly changing neighborhood, it's comforting to see some things haven't changed.

Hot Tuna @ Beacon Theatre
Jorma Kaukonen turns 75 next month, and he's celebrating that birthday with a two-night run of Hot Tuna shows at the Beacon. Tonight's show opens with Acoustic Hot Tuna and ends with a second set from Electric Hot Tuna.

Eternal Summers, Softspot, Little Racer, Monograms @ Cameo Gallery
It's the next-to-last night for N. 6th St. fixture Cameo Gallery and the early show is headlined by great Virginia indie rockers Eternal Summers.

The Juan Maclean (live), Evan Michael, Special Guest @ Cameo Gallery
The late show should be a real danceparty with the terrific live band version of The Juan Maclean.

Robyn Hitchcock @ City Winery (2 shows)
Robyn Hitchcock is the kind of performer that can entrance with a full band or just an acoustic guitar. Or less. He's always worth seeing and he continues to make great records, too.

Adele @ Joe's Pub
Adele made her US debut at this venue back in 2008. Now she's way bigger, so it'll be a real treat if you're one of the lucky ones who got in.

Dawn Landes @ Joe's Pub
Also at Joe's Pub tonight is singer/songwriter Dawn Landes, who very recently toured as a member of Sufjan Stevens' band.

Martin Courtney @ National Sawdust
Real Estate frontman Martin Courtney released his first solo album this year. If you liked the last Real Estate album you'll probably like this -- it's similar, but a bit folkier too.

Kode9, M.E.S.H., GENG @ Palisades
In addition to being the boss at the venerable Hyperdub label, Kode9 has been making influential dubstep for over a decade. He usually makes albums with The Spaceape, who sadly passed away, and his first solo album Nothing came out earlier this month.

Haybaby, Sharkmuffin, Dances, Melt @ Shea Stadium
Haybaby's debut album on Tiny Engines, Sleepy Kids, recalls the kind of indie rock that was coming out as the genre was slowly evolving out of punk. Tonight's the release show.

Blessed Thistle (Bob Bellerue), Sickness, Long Distant Poison @ The Acheron
To raise money for the Silent Barn (which is recovering from a fire), fellow Bushwick venue the Acheron throws a benefit tonight with noise musicians.

"Tinder Live!" w/ Lane Moore, Sondre Lerche, Danny Tamberelli, Mike Maronna, Amy O'Leary, Samhita Mukhopadhyay @ Bell House
Tinder Live is the "only comedy show exploring the crazy world of Tinder" and tonight's lineup of guests, including singer-songwriter Sondre Lerche and former Pete & Pete star Danny Tamberelli, makes it sound interesting.

Joe Jack Talcum (of Dead Milkmen), Cutters, Gozer @ Grand Victory
Responsible for singing The Dead Milkmen's catchiest songs (most famously "Punk Rock Girl") Joe Jack Talcum headlines this show tonight that also features longrunning Brooklyn punks Gozer.

Doug Gillard, Honey Radar, MPHO @ Union Pool
This is a very solid lineup, featuring indie rock legend Doug Gillard and the sludgy, overdriven pop of Honey Radar.

Oneohtrix Point Never, Matt Werth of RVNG Intl (DJ) @ Villain
NYC musician Daniel Lopatin continues to craft forward thinking electronic music under his Oneohtrix Point Never moniker, as his new LP Garden of Delete (on Warp) helps prove. Tonight's show is part of Pitchfork and Blackened Music's Tinnitus series.

Zs, Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Wume, Sunwatchers @ Palisades
Long-running NYC experimental band Zs returned with another great album, Xe, earlier this year on Northern Spy. Openers Cloud Becomes Your Hand are well-matched.

Daniel Martin Moore, Matt Sucich @ Mercury Lounge
Jim James collaborator Daniel Martin Moore teamed up with Jim once again for his new album, Golden Age, which came out last month. Tonight he brings his tour in support of it to NYC.

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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November 19, 2015

photo: Azealia Banks at Governors Ball 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Azealia Banks

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

Azealia Banks, Manolo Rose @ Terminal 5
It took Azealia Banks a while to drop her debut album, but it was hard to deny how good it was once she did. She also tends to cancel tours a lot, and tonight's actually the only not-cancelled show on what would have been her fall tour.

The Weeknd, Banks, Travi$ Scott @ Barclays Center
The Weeknd is bigger than ever -- perhaps you've heard "Can't Feel My Face" in a car or a bar or a party or just about anywhere else -- and tonight he wraps up his run of NYC arena shows.

King Diamond, Exodus @ Playstaton Theater
What would theatrical, high-voiced wailing metal be without King Diamond? Probably a lot worse. He kicks off a three-night run at Best Buy Theater tonight playing his classic 1987 album, Abigail, in full. Thrash vets Exodus open.

Elysian Fields @ The Owl
Venerable NYC band Elysian Fields are celebrating their 20th anniversary with a run of shows where they're performing their entire catalog live. Tonight it's 2011's Last Night on Earth.

Hiss Golden Messenger, Frazey Ford @ Baby's All Right
Hiss Golden Messenger put out quality folk music for years, and for his most recent album, Lateness of Dancers, he went electric. He's great at both sounds.

Tommy Stinson, The So So Glos @ Berlin
With The Replacements reunion seemingly over and his services in Guns N' Roses maybe not needed anymore, Tommy Stinson has some free time on his hands. He released a new EP, titled L.M.A.O., earlier this fall that retains that bash-n-pop spirit. He plays this free show tonight with Brooklyn punks The So So Glos.

The Ocean Blue @ Mercury Lounge
College radio stalwarts The Ocean Blue just saw their Sire Records catalogue reissued on vinyl, and tonight they're playing Cerulean and their self-titled debut.

Diarrhea Planet, Music Band, Soda Bomb @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Lovers of the road, Nashville's Diarrhea Planet keep things greasy at their wild, fun live shows.

together PANGEA, White Reaper, Simon Doom @ Shea Stadium
Another band known for crazy live shows and even crazier fans, California's together PANGEA should inspire mayhem in Shea's tight confines tonight. The new wavey White Reaper are worth catching too.

Soldiers of Fortune, VBA, Mike Wexler @ Union Pool
NYC indie rock super group Soldiers of Fortune (featuring members of Oneida, Chavez, Interpol and more) just released their second album which drives along with pedal-to-the-metal intensity. Malkmus showed up for their last NYC show, maybe there'll be special guests tonight?

Colin Hay @ Town Hall
With his band Men at Work, Colin Hay was no stranger to the singles charts in the '80s with hits like "Overkill," "Be Good Johnny," and "Down Under." His career got a boost in the '00s thanks to Scrubs and Garden State and he's been chugging along ever since.

L.A. Witch, Las Rosas, Surfbort @ Cake Shop
With a name that almost sounds like it was chosen on purpose to enrage certain people, trio L.A. Witch are indeed from Los Angeles, and sport a dark bluesy sound that recalls a pitch-black Widowspeak or, yes, BRMC or J-A-U-know-what. But the band's music is also heavy on smoky attitude which you 100% need with this kind of thing. Support bands are both solid.

Creepoid, Longings, Bambara @ Alphaville
Bring your earplugs tonight as this whole bill like to keep the cranked. Philly's Creepoid are shoegazers who are too energetic to stare at their footware, Amherst, MA's Longings rock a similar vein, and we're not sure how duo Bambara make as big a racket as they do.

Adult Dude, Dead Stars, Katie Ellen (1/2 of Chumped) @ Union Hall
This is a cool bill of local '90s-inspired indie rock. It's the release party for Adult Dude's debut album Adult Moods, and one of the first shows for Katie Ellen, the singer/guitarist and drummer of Chumped who just called it quits.

Pearl & The Beard @ Bowery Ballroom
This show should be bittersweet. It's the record release show for Pearl & the Beard's new alt-pop album Beast, but it's also the band's last show before they break up. Catch 'em now so you can say you did at the reunion!

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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November 18, 2015

photo: Mr. Twin Sister @ Bowery Ballroom (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Mr Twin Sister

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

Grimes, Nicole Dollanganger @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Grimes' new album Art Angels is in some ways a natural progression from Visions but it also explores a ton of new ground. It's great stuff and it sounds like it's gonna be very fun live. Opening is Nicole Dollanganger, who Grimes recently signed to her new label.

The Weeknd, Banks, Travi$ Scott @ Barclays Center
The Weeknd is bigger than ever -- perhaps you've heard "Can't Feel My Face" in a car or a bar or a party or just about anywhere else -- and tonight he plays his third of four NYC-area arena shows.

Antibalas, Raja Kassis's HUMANBEING, Lee Fields, Will Holland @ Brooklyn Bowl
Brooklyn afrobeat band Antibalas continue their Brooklyn Bowl residency tonight. Each show has different openers, and this one includes soul great Lee Fields (going strong since the '60s) and more.

Hudson Mohawke, The-Dream, Nick Hook, Kitty Cash, Matt FX, Hiyawatha @ Webster Hall
Scottish beatmaker Hudson Mohawke has been having a very fruitful career, as a quality solo artist, one half of the duo TNGHT, and a contributor to more than one Kanye West album. Tonight's special guest is R&B singer The-Dream, who's also busy with both solo material and co-writing for other musicians (like Beyonce, Rihanna, Ciara and more).

Turquoise Jeep, Oxymorrons, Pants Velour, Kosha Dillz, DJ Buzy @ Marlin Room at Webster Hall
This is quite a diverse rap show, with YouTube sensations Turquoise Jeep, other artists on the novelty side (Pants Velour and Kosha Dillz), and '90s-inspired Queens crew Oxymorrons.

Chris Gethard: Career Suicide, Joe Rumrill @ Union Hall
Chris Gethard does another of his Career Suicide shows, which focus on "suicide, alcoholism, and all the other funniest parts of life." Tonight's guest is another standup comedian, Joe Rumrill.

!!! (chk chk chk), Stereolad, Eaters @ Bowery Ballroom
!!! (chk chk chk) are always fun live but coming off their strongest record in a while -- this year's As If -- tonight's show should be especially good. Note: Stereolad is actually most of !!! playing as a Stereolab cover band. Electronic duo Eaters open.

Antibalas, Lee Fields @ Brooklyn Bowl
This is the final show of Antibalas' four-week residency at Brooklyn Bowl with the great Lee Fields as special guest.

Mr. Twin Sister, Ava Luna & special guest @ Cameo Gallery
Only four more nights of Cameo left and this one should be pretty good, with Mr. Twin Sister and their friends Ava Luna as well. Perhaps we'll get a string section tonight? Any guesses on who the Very Special Guests are?

Wesley Stace's Cabinet of Wonders, Advance Base, Jami Attenberg, Tanya Donelly, Jon Glaser, Steven Page, Will Sheff (of Okkervil River), Bobby Tisdale @ City Winery
It's the November edition of Wesley Stace's variety show Cabinet of Wonders, with a pretty great lineup, including onetime Throwing Muses / Belly singer and guitarist Tanya Donelly, Okkervil River's Will Sheff, comedians Jon Glaser and Bobby Tisdale, and more.

LODRO, Dead Stars, Zuli @ Living Room
Brooklyn's dark, moody LODRO have an album in the can that still awaits release. Get a preview tonight, with '90s indie rock torchbearers Dead Stars on the bill as well

Joan As Police Woman, Domino Kirke, Chime Wisely @ Manhattan Inn
Joan Wasser's most recent album as Joan as Policewoman was last year's The Classic. She's got a new project called 2001 as well, but find out what's cookin' tonight. Free show though there's a $10 suggested donation.

Diane Coffee, Boulevards @ Mercury Lounge
Diane Coffee, aka Foxygen drummer Shaun Fleming, released his new album, Everybody’'s A Good Dog, earlier this year and it takes aim at 1973, squashing Bowie, Elton John, The Stones, Todd Rundgren and a giant bag of glitter into his theatrical worldview.

Beech Creeps, Heaven's Gate, Conduit @ Silent Barn
It's a noisy night at Silent Barn with dissonant Beech Creeps and the shoegazy rock of Heaven's Gate.

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November 17, 2015

photo: Shamir @ MHOW in June (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Shamir,

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

Shamir, HANA, Bruce Smear @ Bowery Ballroom
Shamir has had a good year, releasing his critically-acclaimed (and very fun) debut album and, this week, he plays two nights at Bowery Ballroom.

Adele @ Radio City Music Hall
With "Hello" the number one single in most countries of the world, Adele plays Radio City tonight for a show that's being taped for an NBC special.

Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, The Lighthouse & The Whaler @ Brooklyn Bowl
Having spent years in a James Brown tribute act, Charles Bradley has the moves and the voice for classic soul/R&B down. Backed with his killer band, he does more than fine with his own material. This is a free show sponsored by Paste magazine.

Autre Ne Veut, Demo Taped, Kaya, Mazed @ Pianos
Autre Ne Veut's new album is more of his experimental and highly emotive R&B. Tonight's an intimate show for him, and he's saying it'll be his last gig for a while.

Fare Bee Well, Diet Cig, Such Hounds, Tropic of Pisces, Lauv @ Cameo Gallery
Williamsburg club Cameo is closing at the end of the week, so go say goodbye tonight with this show featuring the extremely energetic Diet Cig.

!!!, Stereolad, Guerrilla Toss @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
!!! (chk chk chk) are always fun live but coming off their strongest record in a while -- this year's As If -- tonight's show should be especially good. Note: Stereolad is actually most of !!! playing as a Stereolab cover band. New DFA signees Guerrilla Toss open the night.

Nicole Dollanganger, Foxes in Fiction, Emily Reo @ Baby's All Right
Nicole Dollanganger recently signed to Grimes' label and has been on tour supporting her. Tonight's an off night for that tour, so Nicole is playing her own headlining show at Baby's All Right. Good openers too.

Bing & Ruth, Port St. Willow, Julie Byrne @ Le Poisson Rouge
Brooklyn ambient group Bing & Ruth got a lot of acclaim for last year's Tomorrow Was the Golden Age on RVNG Intl, and now the label just reissued their 2010 debut, City Lake. They celebrate that reissue by performing the album tonight, and it's with Port St. Willow who are playing their new album Syncope (which features Bing & Ruth leader David Moore). It's worth showing up early for dream-folk singer Julie Byrne too.

Puscifer @ Terminal 5
While fans of Maynard James Keenan are probably still reeling from the news that Tool will tour next year, you can see him in action much sooner than that with his band Puscifer tonight. They just released their new album, Money Shot, at the tail-end of October.

Cake Shop Comedy @ Cake Shop
If you miss Big Terrific and Hannibal Buress' Sunday night show at Knit, and are looking for a new free, weekly comedy show that happens in a rock club and sometimes has big name talent stop by unexpectedly, "Cake Shop Comedy" might do the trick. Tonight's guests include Wayne Federman, Ricky Velez, Nate Dern, Liza Treyger and more.

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November 16, 2015

photo: Grimes @ FFF Fest 2015 (more)
Grimes @ FFF Fest

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

Grimes, Nicole Dollanganger @ Terminal 5
Grimes' new album Art Angels is in some ways a natural progression from Visions but it also explores a ton of new ground. It's great stuff and it sounds like it's gonna be very fun live. Opening is Nicole Dollanganger, who Grimes recently signed to her new label.

Public Image LTD @ Playstation Theater
With a terrific new album, What the World Needs Now, and a lineup that includes The Pop Group's Bruce Smith and onetime Dammned guitarist Lu Edmonds, PiL are a tight unit right now. John Lydon is, as always, John Lydon.

The Weeknd, Banks, Travi$ Scott @ Madison Square Garden
The Weeknd is bigger than ever -- perhaps you've heard "Can't Feel My Face" in a car or a bar or a party or just about anywhere else -- and tonight he plays his second of four NYC-area arena shows.

Dilly Dally, Wives @ Mercury Lounge
Toronto's Dilly Dally make indie rock in the tradition of the Pixies/Breeders (and the Nirvana songs that those bands inspired), and Katie Monks' raging vocals and a super-tight rhythm section are no small part of why their live shows always rip. Tonight's the second of two NYC shows on this tour.

Wild Moth, Perfect Pussy @ Elvis Guesthouse
It was fun while it lasted but live music at Elvis Guesthouse will be a thing of the past after tonight. (They aren't closing, just no more bands.) They go out with a bang, though, with shoegazy San Francisco punks Wild Moth and noisy locals Perfect Pussy.

Danava, Monolord, Tower @ Saint Vitus
Two doomy bands, Danava and Monolord, have been on tour supporting Windhand. That tour already included a big NYC show at Gramercy Theatre, and now they're set to hit the smaller Saint Vitus on their own.

Jerry Seinfeld, Amy Schumer @ Beacon Theatre
Jessica Seinfeld's Baby Buggy organization, which "takes an innovative child-focused approach to curbing generational poverty by linking access to critical child gear items to parental participation in programs designed to lift the family out of poverty," celebrates its 15t anniversary tonight with this benefit show. They put together quite the double bill.

Shamir, Hana, Frances Rose @ Bowery Ballroom
Shamir has had a good year, releasing his critically-acclaimed (and very fun) debut album and, this week, two nights at Bowery Ballroom. Tomorrow's is sold out but there are still tickets available for tonight.

Half Moon Run @ Rough Trade
Montreal's Half Moon Run fall somewhere between Fleet Foxes' forrest folk, and the more anthemic side of Radiohead, a sound they've further refined on new album, Sun Leads Me On.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
All aboard Wyatt Cenac's weekly comedy cavalcade, tonight featuring guests Sean Patton, Mehran Khaghani, Alzo Slade, Jono Zalay, and Ryan Donahue.

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