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May 22, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UPDATE 2: Stone Jack Jones moved to The Delancey.

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

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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May 21, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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May 20, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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May 19, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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May 18, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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May 17, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cheetah Chrome, The Nuclears @ The Delancey (FREE)
Without Cheetah Chrome (a member of Dead Boys and Rocket From the Tombs) punk as we know it today probably wouldn't exist. That's a pretty good reason to see him for free.

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

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

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

Bruce Springsteen @ Mohegan Sun Arena
The boss isn't hitting any NYC venues on his current tour, but if you don't mind traveling a bit to see him you can catch tonight's and/or tomorrow's shows at Mohegan Sun. Both sold out.

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

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May 16, 2014

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

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

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

Jef Barbara w/ Meshell Ndegeocello, The Suzan, Shackers, Glockabelle, Les Jupes, Fluffer @ Pianos
Blurring genre and gender lines, Jef skips between minimal electro, shimmering and ethereal guitar pop, skronky new wave with forays into glam and krauty bachelor pad music -- all with élan and wit. Tonight is the first of two special shows Jef is doing in NYC this weekend with Meshell Ndegeocello on bass. Jef's on early, 7 PM.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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May 15, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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May 14, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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May 13, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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