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February 9, 2014

Pissed Jeans @ MHOW, 2013 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
Pissed Jeans

Psalm Zero
Psalm Zero

Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

Psalm Zero, Yautja, Geryon, Kevin Hufnagel @ The Acheron
Psalm Zero is the new band of Andrew Hock (Castevet) and Charlie Looker (ex-Extra Life), but past projects aside, Psalm Zero stands up on its own as some pretty great out-there industrial metal. Nashville sludge/grind bashers Yautja make this an excellent double bill, and the first half of the night should get interesting too with Geryon (also featuring a member of Castevet) and Kevin Hufnagel (Dysrhythmia, Vaura, Gorguts).

Pissed Jeans, Purling Hiss, Pampers @ Knitting Factory
Pissed Jeans continue to perfect their blend of My War-era Black Flag and Stooges fury, and at this point they're really a force of their own. There's great support too, coming from the grungy Purling Hiss and local art punks Pampers.

Sheer Agony, Sam Kogon, Comfy, Band Practice @ Silent Barn
Montreal's Sheer Agony make the kind of perfect powerpop gems that are exquisitely crafted but also sound tossed off. If you like The dB's or early XTC (or the first Shins album), these folks are absolutely worth checking out. Stream a few songs below.

Teengirl Fantasy, L-Vis 1990, Lafawndah, Brother Bruno (live vox by Aggressiva), Aurora Hala @ Cameo Gallery
There's a lot of dancey goodness on tonight's Cameo bill including the psychedelic dance of Teengirl Fantasy, Night Slugs co-head L-Vis 1990, electronic eccentric Lafawndah and more.

Cerebral Ballzy, Black Sheep @ Gramercy Theatre
This is an interesting double bill with the NYC punk of Cerebral Ballzy and the NYC hip hop of veteran duo Black Sheep. Genre differences aside, both acts should be pretty fun tonight. UPDATE: This show has been postponed.

Jay Farrar @ City Winery
As frontman for Uncle Tupelo and Son Volt, Jay Farrar is alt country royalty, with a cannon of dusty, heartfelt, world-weary songs. This is his second of two nights at City Winery and tickets are still available.

IV (w/ Colin Stetson, Trevor Dunn, Greg Fox), Daniel King, Jeremiah Cymerman @ The Grand Victory
This should be a pretty interesting: sax great Colin Stetson (Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, etc) teams up with bassist Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle, Secret Chiefs 3, Tomahawk), and drummer Greg Fox (Guardian Alien, ex-Liturgy) for a trio set tonight. Who knows what all three of these very talented and very different musicians will pull off as one unit?

The Brought Low, Deep Swell, Kings Destroy @ Saint Vitus
Brooklyn trio The Brought Low make the kind of fist-pumping hard rock that may not always be popular but never goes out of style. Doom-y crew Kings Destroy open the night.

Boytoy, Dinowalrus, Little Racer, Slonk Donkerson, Sports Guy @ Baby's All Right
If you're looking to see a nice mix of Brooklyn's poppier indie rock bands, this is a good one: Boytoy are equal parts sunshine and sludge; Dinowalrus mix strong hooks with an ever-morphing litany of UK '80s/'90s influences; Little Racer write undeniably catchy choruses; Slonk Donkerson dip into '90s angst; and the night starts with Florida transplants Sports Guy.

Psychic TV, Tamaryn (DJ) @ MoMA PS1
This event is a book launch for PTV domo Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, featuring a live performance from Psychic TV and Starred, with a DJ set from Tamaryn, a reading by Jarrett Earnest, and films by Orridge and Leigha Mason.

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. Get there early.

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February 8, 2014

Arctic Monkeys @ Webster Hall in Sept (more by Luis Ruiz)
Arctic Monkeys

Weekend @ Bowery Electric, 2012 (more by Sarah Gainer)
Weekend

Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

Arctic Monkeys, Deerhunter @ MSG
Arctic Monkeys have evolved way past the mid-2000s garage rock revival poster boys they once were, embracing new directions (some drastic, others more subtle) on each new album. Tonight they take on MSG for their first time as headliners (they opened for Black Keys there), and it's sold out. Making tonight doubly exciting, Deerhunter open.

The Marked Men, Kim Phuc, Shellshag @ Saint Vitus (3 PM)
Denton garage punk greats The Marked Men aren't the most active band -- their last record came out in 2009 and the members have been spending a lot of time in side projects. They also haven't played NYC in eight years but that changes this weekend with three shows in two days at Saint Vitus. This early show is the second, and openers Kim Phuc are reuniting for the show. It's sold out but tickets will be available at the door.

The Marked Men, Iron Chic, Radiator Hospital, Worriers @ Saint Vitus (8 PM)
See above^^^ This is the third and final Marked Men show of the weekend, and the openers are especially great on this one too. If you're going, don't miss them!

Mutual Benefit, Leapling, Norwegian Arms @ Knitting Factory
Mutual Benefit quickly picked up buzz towards the end of last year for their sound which came pretty fully realized (comparisons include Sufjan and The Antlers). Tonight's their second of two NYC shows this week.

Crystal Stilts, Weekend, Yvette @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar gets dark tonight with three goth-leaning bands: the spectral sounds of Crystal Stilts, the noise that is Weekend, and Yvette who border on industrial. You might want earplugs for this one. Free.

Marissa Nadler, Amen Dunes, Zachary Cale @ Glasslands
Marissa Nadler just put out her excellent new album, July, this week (her first for Sacred Bones), and like her earlier material, it takes on delicate loner folk with dark atmospheres. This show should be a somber, yet entrancing one.

Screaming Females, California X, Brick Mower, Priests, Black Wine @ MHOW
It's the final night of the Don Giovanni Brooklyn showcases with an excellent lineup that includes shredding power trio Screaming Females, sludgefeasters California X, scrappy pop punks Brick Mower, intense postpunks Priests, and power pop trio Black Wine.

Murder City Devils, Tweens @ Webster Hall
Organ-filled garage punk greats Murder City Devils are pretty quiet these days, but thankfully they're doing this short tour which brings them back to NYC for their first show here in a while. Openers Tweens are worth catching too. Their newest single, "Be Mean," can be streamed below.

You Blew It!, Prawn, Crying, Living Room @ Shea Stadium
You Blew It! had a pretty big jump in their career this year with their more rock-oriented LP, Keep Doing What You're Doing, which separated them from the bulk of "emo revivalists" (sue me) that they were previously lumped in with. Good openers tonight too.

The Range, Glass Gang @ Baby's All Right
Providence, RI knob-twiddler James Hinton is The Range and his 2013 album Nonfiction has gotten many accolades for it's chilled-out but danceable style. He just opened for Metronomy this week, now see him headline here.

Woodsman @ Death By Audio
Mixing drony folk, motorik rhythms and the occasional chopped-up beat, Brooklyn's Woodsman released their self-titled third album this week. This is the kickoff to their tour with Herbcraft.

Ava Luna, Rachel Brown @ The Apollo Theater
Ava Luna's funk-punk (think Talking Heads, ESG, etc) sounds as good as ever on their new single, and they should keep the crowd pretty entertained at this Apollo Cafe show.

Jay Farrar @ City Winery
As frontman for Uncle Tupelo and Son Volt, Jay Farrar is alt country royalty, with a cannon of dusty, heartfelt, world-weary songs. This is his first of two nights at City Winery; tonight's sold out but you can still get tickets to Sunday's show.

Bambi Kino @ Union Hall
Celebrate the Beatles' 50th anniversary of their first NYC visit by checking out tribute act Bambi Kino who focus on the early years of the Fab Four when they lived in Berlin. The band features Doug Gillard and Nada Surf's Ira Elliot.

The Fest at The Grand Hyatt
More Fab Four action: This is "the premier Beatles convention in the world" with a mix of memorabilia and performances. Performers include Peter Asher of Peter & Gordon (whose hit "World Without Love" was written by McCartney), Chad & Jeremy, Donovan, and more. More info here.

World/Inferno Friendship Society, The Fighting Jamesons @ Bowery Ballroom
World Inferno Friendship Society have been mixing punk, klezmer, cabaret and more since 1996. The band are on the East Coast celebrating the release of their new single, "Packed Funeral."

The Stepkids, Via Audio @ Brooklyn Bowl
Having cut their teeth as touring musicians -- backing the likes of Alicia Keys, Lauren Hill and 50 Cent -- these three struck out on their own. Like The Bees, The Stepkids recreate a specific era of sound -- early '70s psychedelic soul -- with such skill you might think it was some obscure Fifth Dimension album or outtakes from Psychedelic Shack. That it works beyond an exercise is mimicry shows how talented these three are.

Darkside, High Water @ Terminal 5
Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington's prog/dance duo continue to move up in the world, thanks to a great full length record, Psychic, which dropped last year. Tonight's huge Terminal 5 show (their first headlining the venue) is sold out. Opener High Water is the project of Will Epstein, who has played live with Nico and Dave before (not to be confused with High Water or High Water).

Shilpa Ray, Roadside Graves, Rosy Street, Swaai Boys @ Pianos
An intense performer, Shilpa Ray doesn't let you just idly watch her. Not that you could. She's also likely the most aggressive harmonium player you've ever seen. Her latest EP, It's All Self Fellatio, came out last year on Nick Cave's Bad Seed Ltd. label.

Atlantic Thrills, The Sirs @ Cake Shop
Providence, RI's Atlantic Thrills make party-friendly beach rock. Check out a cut from their self-titled debut which came out this week.

Baio of Vampire Weekend, Headband & Hooligan @ Cameo Gallery
When Chris Baio isn't playing bass in Vampire Weekend, he's keeping people dancing with his DJ project Baio, which he brings to Cameo tonight.

Celestial Shore, Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Aye Aye Rabbit, Little King @ Silent Barn
It's a good local bill at Silent Barn tonight, including mathy indie pop band Celestial Shore, avant-popsters Cloud Becomes Your Hand, and the Deerhoof-related Aye Aye Rabbit.

MartyParty, Joker, DKDS @ 88 Palace
Joker and MartyParty both make big, dancey, Purple sounds, and they should keep 88 Palace pretty bumpin' tonight.

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

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February 7, 2014

The Marked Men at Chaos in Tejas 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Marked Men

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

The Marked Men, Future Punx, Tenement @ Saint Vitus
Denton garage punk greats The Marked Men aren't the most active band -- their last record came out in 2009 and the members have been spending a lot of time in side projects. They also haven't played NYC in eight years but that changes this weekend with three shows in two days at Saint Vitus. This is the first, and if you're going don't miss likeminded punks Tenement who are pretty undeniable live or Future Punx, the new project from ex-Fergus & Geronimo member Jason Kelly.

Mission of Burma @ The Bell House
One of the most influential American indie/punk bands of the '80s (Signals, Calls, and Marches and Vs. are stone-cold classics), the band continue their mission (sorry) today with strident vigor. They're still great.

Speedy Ortiz, Krill, Odonis Odonis, Heeney, Infinity Girl @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
It's another night of free music and (not free) food, drinks and games at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar with always-impressive indie rockers Speedy Ortiz, the slightly quirkier Krill, dark Toronto rockers Odonis Odonis and more.

Mutual Benefit, Leapling @ Mercury Lounge
Mutual Benefit quickly picked up buzz towards the end of last year for their sound which came pretty fully realized (comparisons include Sufjan and The Antlers). Tonight's their first of two NYC shows this week.

Laura Stevenson, Shellshag, Upset, Nude Beach, Worriers @ MHOW
It's the second night of the three-night Don Giovanni Brooklyn showcase with a typically excellent lineup featuring the biting pop punk of Worriers (Lauren Measure's new band), the scrappy power pop of Nude Beach, the poppy punk (but not pop punk) of Upset (mems Vivian Girls/Hole), eccentric duo Shellshag, and singer/songwriter Laura Stevenson.

John Talabot DJ set, Shit Robot DJ set @ SRB Brooklyn
Barcelona producer John Talabot and DFA producer Shit Robot both have solid recorded output, and from the sounds of mixes they've done they have pretty good record collections too, so they should be able to keep the place dancing when they DJ tonight.

Egyptrixx, Sinden, Judge Wise @ Glasslands
Toronto's Egyptrixx brings his atmospheric, spacey electronic music to Glasslands. This show was supposed to happen on January 3 but was rescheduled due to weather to tonight.

Pilot to Gunner, All Eyes West, Easy Creatures @ Cake Shop
Early 2000s-era post-hardcore-leaning indie rockers Pilot to Gunner were quiet for a while but they recently became more active once again, following the release of 2012's Guilty Guilty, their first album since 2004. If you're going to tonight's show, Chicago's All Eyes West are wortch catching too.

+/- {Plus Minus}, Heaven @ Mercury Lounge
+/- went away for a while but they're back again with a new album that puts you right back in the mid-2000s. It's all good stuff, and tonight should be a pretty good show. Openers Heaven include members that have played with Dean & Britta, Swervedriver, The Big Sleep and others.

DIIV DJ set, Pizza Underground, Mykki Blanco, Devendra Banhart DJ set, Exitmusic DJ set, Frances Rose, Shining Mirrors, Lewis Lazar & more @ The Paper Box
There's tons of music and non-music at this multimedia show. Notably it's another chance to see rapper Mykki Blanco who is always a great time live... and hear pizza-themed version of Velvet Underground/Lou Reed songs (the way they were always meant to be heard) courtesy of Macaulay Culkin's band Pizza Underground.

Lanterns on the Lake, Jesse Woods, Juniore, Andy Shauf @ Baby's All Right
This UK group make ethereal, widescreen rock that works dynamics hard, soaring one moment, swooping the next. Sigur Ros or Explosions in the Sky are good touchstones, but Lanterns on the Lake are doing their own thing. This is their second of two NYC shows this week.

Ben Browning of Cut Copy DJ set, Joel Ford DJ set, Napolian DJ set @ Cameo Gallery
There was a time when Cut Copy where as known for their remix/DJ skills as they were for their own songs, and Browning clearly knows how to work a dancefloor. Joel Ford ain't no slouch, either.

San Fermin, Son Lux @ Bowery Ballroom
The project of Nico Muhly associate Ellis Ludwig-Leone, orch-pop collective San Fermin released their swoony self-titled debut last year, that falls somewhere between Dirty Projects and the soundtrack to RENT. Tonight's show is sold out.


Lord Huron, Night Moves @ Terminal 5
Lord Huron is making much poppier folk than the freak folk-leanings of his early career which has him in increasingly larger venues like tonight's Terminal 5.

Daniel Francis Doyle, Sundelles, Psychic Book Club, Final Bloom @ Death By Audio
Quirky Austin songwriter Daniel Francis Doyle (listen to some songs here) headlines this show that also features underrated locals Sundelles.

Pictureplane, Skin Town, DJ Dog Sick, Skull Katalog, Chez Deep, Cunt Mafia @ Trans Pecos
NYC partystarter Pictureplane films a music video at Todd P's new venue Trans Pecos (915 Wyckoff Ave, aka the old Silent Barn space) tonight with a ton of other friends on the bill, including genre-bender DJ Dog Dick.

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

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February 6, 2014

The Hold Steady @ Pier 26, 2013 (more by Tracy Alison)
Hold Steady

Sharon Jones @ Bonnaroo 2012 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
Sharon Jones

Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

Blood Orange @ Webster Hall
What with the new Blood Orange album being called Cupid Deluxe and it being pretty close the 14th, we're gonna call this a Valentine's show. It's certainly Dev Hynes' biggest show yet. He's certainly got the charisma to work a room this size (or bigger). Sold out.

The Hold Steady, Tim Barry @ MHOW
Literate bar rockers The Hold Steady just gave us a taste of their new album which was pretty Hold Steady-sounding and should sound great alongside the band's classic material tonight. Get there early for Avail frontman Tim Barry.

Tenement, Night Birds, Vacation, Nuclear Santa Claust, The Groucho Marxists @ Death By Audio
It's night 1 of the 3-night Don Giovanni showcases with an all-around great lineup. Unlike the next two nights which do have some quieter artists worked into the lineups, this one is punk all night and the tiny Death by Audio, it should be a pretty wild show.

Future Islands, Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Lonnie Walker @ Bowery Ballroom
Newly signed to 4AD, Future Islands will be trying out much of their new album, Singles, which won't be out till March. Sold out.

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Valerie June @ Beacon Theatre
Soul powerhouse Sharon Jones is back in action with a new album following her cancer treatment and this is her first NYC show since then (not counting the Macy's Parade). Should be a pretty special one. Opener Valerie June should impress with her powerful pipes too.

Lanterns on the Lake @ Mercury Lounge
This UK group make ethereal, widescreen rock that works dynamics hard, soaring one moment, swooping the next. Sigur Ros or Explosions in the Sky are good touchstones, but Lanterns on the Lake are doing their own thing. This is their first of two NYC shows this week.

Peter Walker, Alex Bleeker and the Freaks, Jesse Jarnow @ Baby's All Right
Peter Walker is a cult legend in the raga guitar world, having played since the '60s. Tonight he's joined by Alex Bleeker's (of Real Estate) bluesy psychedelic rock side project and WFMU DJ Jesse Jarnow spinning all Grateful Dead and Garcia vinyl. This is the venue's first of two shows tonight (7 PM).

Celestial Shore, Friend Roulette, Zula @ Baby's All Right
The late show is Baby's is this strong bill of local bands that includes mathy indie popsters Celestial Shore, chamber pop collective Friend Roulette, and psych-pop band Zula.

Big Ups, Ovlov, Frankie Cosmos. LVL UP @ Silent Barn
Here's another great local bill that brings together post-hardcore rippers Big Ups, Dinosaur Jr lovers Ovlov, folky indie rocker Frankie Cosmos, and power pop crunchers LVL UP.

Snowmine, This is Head, Vensaire @ Glasslands
Snowmine's new album, Dialects, is out this week and they'll be celebrating tonight. If you're going don't miss Swedish band This Is Head who mirror Snowmine's wintry tendencies.

Wet, Gems @ Westway
Two of CMJ 2013's most talked-about acts share one bill tonight. Get hyped.

Boveda, Ex-Caves, Laura Ortman @ Union Pool
Ex-Caves are Monotonix guitarist Yonatan Gat and filmmaker Elisa Da Prato whose multimedia performance is an on-the-fly AV explosion. Tonight they'll be collaborating with Brooklyn psych band Boveda.

Heroes of Toolik, Antietam, The Wharton Tiers, Overcat @ Cake Shop
It's a night of NYC indie rock vets, including true survivors Antietam and esteemed producer/percussionist Wharton Tiers.

Fabolous @ Stage 48
Fabolous may not currently be as visible as when "Young'n (Holla Back)" was everywhere, but he still finds ways to stay modern like his recent collaboration with Jeremih that he just made a video for.

or all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.

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February 5, 2014

Metronomy in Chicago in 2012 (more by Ben Rodig)
Metronomy

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

Metronomy, The Range @ MHOW
Metronomy's new album, Love Letters, is out in about a month and sounds more like something from 1974 than 2014. (Not that that's a bad thing.) This will be most folks first taste of the record, though expect favorites like "The Bay," "The Look" and "Heartbreaker" at the BrooklynVegan-presented show. Sold out!

Flaming Lips, Lauryn Hill, Tegan & Sara, Pussy Riot, Blondie & others @ Barclays Center (Amnesty International Human Rights Concert)
This concert for a very good cause includes sets by some excellent artists (Flaming Lips, Lauryn Hill, Tegan & Sara, Blondie) and it also, excitingly, will be a chance to see the members of Pussy Riot in NYC (not to mention Madonna is introducing them).

Steve Earle @ City Winery
Having worked inside and outside the music industry, country survivor, protest singer and occasional actor Steve Earle plays the first of four City Winery shows tonight.

Brazilian Girls, Davi Vieira, DJ Hardege @ Highline Ballroom
Blending tango, chanson, house, reggae and lounge with electronic beats into a fruity frozen drink, NYC quartet Brazilian Girls reactivated in 2012 after a few years hiatus. Tonight's the homecoming show of their East Coast tour.

NOBUNNY, The Hussy, A Rex & J Rex @ Baby's All Right
It will surely be a night of garage-fueled debauchery as sleazy (in a good way) bubblgum purveyor Nobunny hits town.

Bass Drum of Death, Hector's Pets, Scully @ Union Pool
Mississippi duo Bass Drum of Death (who are a trio live) make raw, lively garage rock, and tonight they wrap up their 2-night stand at Brooklyn's Union Pool.

Outer Spaces, Gregory And The Hawk, Field Mouse, Laughing Fingers @ Death By Audio
Athens, GA indie rockers Outer Space (who released a single as part of the 2013 Matador singles series) make their way to NYC tonight for this show, and there's good local support coming from folk-pop singer/songwriter Gregory and the Hawk, poppy shoegazers Field Mouse, and lo-fi duo Laughing Fingers.

2 Chainz, Pusha T, August Alsina @ Roseland
2 Chainz may have better hooks than full songs, but those hooks are fun as hell and with Pusha T balancing out the bill with his more technically-proficient rap, this should be an all around great show.

Young Yeller, Moon Bounce, Kazimier, AIMES DJ set @ Glasslands
Brooklyn musician Young Yeller (aka Jesse Brickel), formerly a member of Chrome Sparks, releases his self-titled debut LP next week (2/11) which you can now stream in full on Hype Machine. Tonight's the release party which also includes glitchy Philly producer Moon Bounce.

Trevor Luikart, Ant'lrd, Ivy Meadows, Gardener @ Cake Shop
Brooklyn ambient musician Trevor Luikart just released a new EP, Angelica, via BARO Records (which you can stream and download [name your price] at the BARO bandcamp), and tonight he celebrates the new EP at Cake Shop.

Fabolous, DJ Prostyle, DJ Self @ Stage 48
Fabolous may not currently be as visible as when "Young'n (Holla Back)" was everywhere, but he still finds ways to stay modern like his recent collaboration with Jeremih that he just made a video for. UPDATE: Moved to tomorrow (2/6).

Johnny Winter @ BB King's
Johnny Winter is in the midst of his winter (get it?) residency at BB King's, and tonight's the second of three shows, the third being on 2/23. Expect over 4 decades of blues rock riffs. Rescheduled from 1/21.

Toys and Tiny Instruments @ Grand Victory
Playing songs with kazoos, plastic guitars and other miniature gear would be a total novelty if the songs weren't as good as they are.

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

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February 4, 2014

Bass Drum of Death at the Seaport in 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
BDOD
Young & Sick

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

Young & Sick, Yellerkin @ Baby's All Right
Young & Sick is the somewhat mysterious R&B project of "Nick" who used to record as Japayork and has done album artwork for famous artists like Foster the People, Maroon 5 and Robin Thicke. Nick and his band (they're a trio live) are playing their first-ever live shows this week, and tonight's their NYC debut. Will it live up to the hype?

Weeknight, Courtship Ritual, Certain Creatures @ Mercury Lounge
If you like the darker, dustier side of The Ravoenettes, you might want to check out Brooklyn band Weeknight who mine a similar territory. Their debut album, due in about a month, is a nice wintry listen.

Honduras, Coastgaard, High Waisted, Behaviors @ Pianos
Uber-catchy Brooklynites Coastgaard begin their February residency at Pianos tonight with three other hand-picked bands.

This is Head, Robins Egg Blue @ Cake Shop
Malmö, Sweden's This is Head just got their debut album released in North America and are over for a few East Coast shows. This is the first of two NYC ones.

Bass Drum of Death, Shadow Walker, Low Fat Getting High @ Union Pool
Mississippi duo Bass Drum of Death (who are a trio live) make raw, lively garage rock, and tonight they kick off a 2-night stand at Brooklyn's Union Pool. Worth getting there early for local punks Low Fat Getting High too.

Michael Snow, Alan Licht, Aki Onda @ Issue Project Room
This avant trio features Lee Ranaldo & the Dust guitarist (and onetime SPIN editor) Alan Licht, composer and visual artist Aki Onda, and Canadian pianist Michael Snow.

Amon Amarth, Enslaved, Skeletonwitch @ Irving Plaza
Sweden's ever-popular death metal band Amon Amarth bring their tour to NYC tonight, and they've got great support including progressive black metal Norwegians Enslaved and wild Ohio thrashers Skeletonwitch.

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

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February 3, 2014

Sandra of SISU w/ Dum Dum Girls at Merc last week (more by PSquared)
Sandra

Alex Bleeker at Brooklyn Bowl in 2012 (more by Tracy Allison)
Alex Bleeker

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

SISU, Young Boys, VBA, Willy Muse, Brandon of Crocodiles (DJ) @ Cake Shop
When Sandra Vu isn't busy drumming in Dum Dum Girls, she's also making gothy shoegaze with her own project SISU (which also features DDGs guitarist Jules live). Willy Muse, who you may have caught playing bass in Widowspeak, also does his own thing at this show.

Juan Wauters @ Other Music
Juan Wauters is a very busy guy, playing many hometown shows with his band The Beets and also doing the solo thing quite often, like tonight at Other Music. Free admission, 8 PM start.

Sun Araw, Mark McGuire @ Body Actualized Center
Sun Araw is prepping a new album, Belomancie (out 2/18 via Drag City), and he's also got a new piece called "The (3) Vases," which he's performing from tonight. Ex-Emeralds guitarist Mark McGuire was initially DJing this show, but he is now billed as "live," making this an excellent bill for fans of ambient/experimental music.

Alex Bleeker & the Freaks, Skies @ Manhattan Inn
Alex Bleeker spends much of his time playing in Real Estate, but his own band is quite different, giving him the opportunity to dive into bluesy psychedelia. They're playing acoustic at tonight's show, which is free and starts at 10 PM.

John Hodgman @ Union Hall
You may know John Hodgman as a Daily Show correspondent, but he's also got tons of his own excellent (and hilarious) material. Tonight's another of his Secret Society shows at Union Hall.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Hop aboard Wyatt Cenac's weekly comedy show, Night Train, which this week features Marina Franklin, Joe Zimmerman, Sabrina Jalles, Lukas Kaiser, and Matt Koff.

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

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February 2, 2014

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It's Super Bowl Sunday which means there's almost nothing going on tonight. If you're adamant about not watching the game there are a few interesting music options. You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Kim Gordon, Jutta Koether @ MoMA PS1
This is the closing party for the Mike Kelly retrospective and for it Kim Gordon and and visual artist Jutta Koether are creating a unique event for the occasion. This is an afternoon event, 4 PM.

Gem Club, Foxes in Fiction, Ricky Eat Acid @ Mercury Lounge
For those not ready for some football, Boston's Gem Club make pastoral, quietly beautiful music that sounds like it comes from a world where contact sports don't exist.

Nous @ Baby's All Right
Also pretty far removed from the Superbowl, Nous are a new experimental project from composer Christopher Bono, with the talents of Greg Fox, Thor Harris, Shahzad Ismaily, Grey Mcmurray, and others. They just played their first ever show last night at Basilica Hudson, and this is their NYC debut. There's an ambient piece from 7:45 PM, with the proper performance beginning at 8 PM.

Red Hot Chili Peppers and Bruno Mars play the Halftime show.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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February 1, 2014

Blondie @ State Theatre, 2012 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
Blondie

Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

Foo Fighters, Zac Brown Band @ Bud Light Hotel Cruise Ship
Nirvana/Paul McCartney side project Foo Fighters are in town to rock the Bud Light Hotel cruise ship for Super Bowl weekend.

Red Hot Chili Peppers, MS MR, J. Roddy Walston and The Business, Basic Vacation @ Barclays Center
Parody versions aside, the real Red Hot Chili Peppers are about to appear with Bruno Mars at the Super Bowl halftime show, but before that they'll celebrate the "biggest weekend in sports and entertainment" with a full show at Barclays Center tonight.

Drake, Diddy, Funkmaster Flex, DJ Ross One @ Highline Stages
This Revolt TV-hosted Super Bowl weekend show may not be the most ideal (or easiest to get into) way to see Drake, but stop making a big deal out of the little things.

Kendrick Lamar @ Espace
The Grammys may not agree, but we think Kendrick Lamar is one of the most exciting things happening in rap right now, so it's great to have him back in NYC for this Super Bowl weekend show.

Jay Z @ Pier 40
Yet another Super Bowl weekend show from a big name rapper is this invite-only DirecTV party.

Blondie @ Super Bowl Boulevard Concert Stage
Now here's a Super Bowl weekend show you may actually have some luck getting into. It's totally free to the public, and as long as you don't mind braving the insanity that will be Times Square Super Bowl version, you can see these punk/new wave icons for the cost of nothing.

Man Man, Xenia Rubinos @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Weirdo art rockers Man Man are joined by the similarly art Xenia Rubinos for this show, which is recommended for fans of the eccentric.

Big Ups, EULA, Kal Marks, Malatese @ Death by Audio
Great bill at DbA tonight with the raw post-hardcore of Big Ups, noise rock of EULA, quirky indie rock of Kal Marks and more.

Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, Turf War, The Brooklyn What, Infinity Girl @ Shea Stadium
The Alabama roots rock of Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires may be an unlikely match for Sub Pop Records, but alas, the band has signed to the trusty label, which could be enough of a reason on its own to check these guys out.

The Burlies, Paper Fleet, Drunk Tigers, Sunset Guns, Railsplitters @ Cake Shop
The Dismemberment Plan are back in action, but Travis Morrison is still staying busy with other projects, including his band The Burlies, who play tonight.

Nomad, Sad Boys, EEL, Mueco, Scab Eaters @ Acheron
NYC punks Nomad are a pretty busy band, with tons of chances to catch them in their hometown, and tonight they're joined by a couple other local bands, plus Pittsburgh's EEL and Montreal's Mueco.

Porches @ Baby's All Right this week (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Porches, Howth, Stranger Cat @ Cameo
There's never a lack of hometown shows from NYC indie rockers Porches, and tonight's is doubly good because Cat Martino's electronic project Stranger Cat is also on the bill.

Dawn of Midi, Bright Wave @ Merkin Concert Hall
Part of the Ecstatic Music Festival, this collaborative effort is a promised "evening of improvised and written music that collapses the distinction between electronic and acoustic sound."

Ziggy Marley @ Bryant Park
A chip off the old block, Ziggy Marley has become a bankable reggae star in his own right. This is another of the many Super Bowl related shows, which was free with RSVP (which is now full).

PC Worship, Aa, Dan Friel, Dinowalrus, Advaeta @ Silent Barn
Tonight is the release party for Aa's new album, VoyAager, and the band have assembled a disparate and talented bunch of bands for support.

TEEN, Icewater, Tiger Dare, Pocean @ Baby's All Right
You may know Icewater as Eleanor Friedberger's backing band, but they make music on their own, too. You can stream their very catchy debut album, Collector's Edition, below.

Nous @ Basilica Hudson
Fans of experimental music will want to check out this band featuring composer Christopher Bono, as well as the talents of Greg Fox, Thor Harris, Shahzad Ismaily, Grey Mcmurray, and others. Tonight is their live debut and they make their NYC debut Sunday night at Baby's All Right.

David Crosby @ City Winery
A true rock legend, David Crosby recently released his first solo album in 20 years and this is his fourth straight sold-out shows at City Winery.

Morbid Saint, Seeds of Perdition, Stychnia, Condition Critical @ Saint Vitus
Classic-era thrashers Morbid Saint are responsible for one of the most vicious thrash albums of the style's heyday in 1988's Spectrum of Death. Their reunited incarnation also played one of the best non-marquee sets of MDF 2012, noticeably outdoing a certain other band with "Morbid" in their name who played the same day.

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

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January 31, 2014

Kendrick Lamar @ ACL 2013 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
New Lines

Eagulls @ Pianos, CMJ 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Eagulls

Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

Kendrick Lamar, Robin Thicke, Jermaine Dupri @ Pier 36
The Grammys may not agree, but we think Kendrick Lamar is one of the most exciting things happening in rap right now, so it's great to have him back in NYC for this Super Bowl weekend show.

Eagulls @ Baby's All Right (Midnight)
Moved from Rough Trade, this show now happens at Baby's at midnight with no openers. Eagulls' upcoming self-titled LP is chock-full of driving post-punk, and the band look the part live too, with singer George Mitchell bringing the attitude and facial expressions you'd expect from the way he spits his words on record.

Hospitality, Face the Music @ Ecstatic Music Festival
Hospitality just released their great second album, Trouble, and kick off their tour supporting it tonight with this show, part of the Ecstatic Music Festival. Like all EMF shows, there's a collaborative element to it and Hospitality play with teen ensemble Face the Music.

Broken Bells @ Baby's All Right (6 PM)
Broken Bells, the collaborative project between Shins singer James Mercer and production wizard Danger Mouse (Gnarls Barkley, Gorillaz, etc), are about to release their sophomore album After the Disco, and are playing this intimate Tumblr-sponsored show ahead of its release. Like their last record, it sounds pretty much what you'd expect from members of The Shins and Gnarls Barkley, but they get a bit funkier this time around. The band will be back for a bigger (and also sold out) show at Webster Hall in March.

Mark McGuire (ex-Emeralds), Imperial Topaz, Forma @ Baby's All Right (9 PM)
Former Emeralds member Mark McGuire has been known to creature beautiful ambient textures with his guitar, and his new album Along the Way (due out 2/4 via Dead Oceans) is no different. Good openers tonight too, including local dream pop duo Imperial Topaz and electronic trio Forma.

The Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra, Spanglish Fly @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra do salsa covers of indie songs like Animal Collective, TV on the Radio, Arcade Fire and others. Tonight they team up with NYC boogaloo band Spanglish Fly for this Brooklyn Night Bazaar show, which like all BKNB shows, is totally free and also features (not-free) shopping, games, food, and drinks.

Oneida, The Dreebs, Tigue @ Knitting Factory
It's a triple attack of local experimental music tonight, with Brooklyn vets Oneida, noise rockers The Dreebs, and Contemporaneous Ensemble/Ensemble Signal-related percussive trio Tigue.

Maria Minerva, Lia Mice @ Mercury Lounge
Since moving to NYC, lo-fi pop singer Maria Minerva has become a regular on the scene, and is always worth catching, especially if you haven't done so yet.

Coliseum, Primitive Weapons, Tidal Arms @ Saint Vitus
Coliseum fall somewhere between the melodic sludge of Baroness and Torche and the punky post-hardcore of Hot Water Music, and they rip as hard as you'd want a band like that to. Two solid local openers on this bill, so get there on time.

Aaron Maine, Poverty Hollow, Palehound, Baked, Grass Is Green, Radical Dads @ Silent Barn
It's the Brooklyn installment of the 10th annual Berfest with an all around great lineup of Porches frontman (and Frankie Cosmos collaborator) Aaron Maine, trusty indie rock from Palehound and Radical Dads, the fidgety post-hardcore of Grass Is Green, and more.

Greys @ Shea Stadium, July 2013 (more by Vladislav Grach)
Greys

Greys, Vaz, Death Ray Architect, Tom Blacklung and the Smokestacks @ Shea Stadium
Toronto's Greys make intense noise punk (similar to their neighbors METZ) and they've got a great live show too. Their debut LP is finally going to drop this year, and we'll likely hear some songs off of that tonight. Local noisemakers Vaz are worth catching too.

Amen Dunes, Diamond Terrifier, Xander Duell, Max Alper/Marley G @ Trans-Pecos
Lots of cool sounds on this bill coming from the psych-folk of Amen Dunes, avant-saxist Diamond Terrifier, Mexican Summer-signed Xander Duell who sounds like he's listened to way too many records in his life (in a good way), and the improvisational Max Alper teaming up with Marley G.

The Black Keys @ Roseland Ballroom
Another of the Super Bowl weekend shows comes from blues-rock lovin' duo The Black Keys. This is also one of the final shows at Roseland Ballroom.

Lauryn Hill @ Capitol Theatre
Neo-soul great Lauryn Hill may have had a bit of trouble with her comeback shows, having to reschedule many of them, but her trip to Port Chester for this Capitol Theatre show is finally back on. Let's hope it's a good one.

Howard Stern's birthday w/ Jon Bon Jovi, John Fogerty, Stephen Tyler, Louis C.K., David Letterman, Sarah Silverman @ Hammerstein Ballroom
What better way to celebrate Howard Stern's birthday than with mega rock dudes, comedians and talk show hosts?

Drowners, Ski Lodge, Honduras @ Bowery Ballroom
Drowners take their name from a Suede song and definitely inject a little Britpop into their brand of NYC guitar pop. Likewise, Ski Lodge appealingly mix '80s jangle (Smiths, Orange Juice) with occasional world world-aware flourishes. Sold out.

Nancy Whang, Body Language (DJ Sets) @ Brooklyn Bowl
When not playing with The Juan Maclean, or providing vocals for Soulwax and Classixx, onetime LCD Soundsystem member Nancy Whang is a formidable DJ.

Jack of Heart, The Wierd Fantasy Band, The Split @ Cake Shop
French garage rockers Jack of Heart bring their joie de rock and wild live show to DbA tonight, their second of two NYC shows this week. Perhaps even wilder are Weird Fantasy Band whose shows often spill into the audience.

Mahogany, Lazyeyes, Shy Boys @ Glasslands
While this is a strong bill overall with quality local bands Mahogany and Lazyeyes, do get their early for Kansas City, MO indiepop band Shy Boys who and jangle with the best of them.

Har Mar Superstar @ Knitting Factory
Entertaining goofball Har Mar Superstar can turn any place into a sweaty party, given his ability to mimic '80s R&B and funk... he can breakdance too. This is part of Har Mar's ongoing Free Fridays series. Doors at midnight.

JBM, Anders Parker, Names of War @ Union Pool
It's an evening of exemplary singer-songwriters, headlined by Canada's JBM who recently released Ashes via Bella Union.

Jason Isbell @ The Space at Westbury
A former Drive-By Trucker, Jason Isbell released the critically acclaimed Southeastern last year.

Lee Ranaldo, Leah Singer @ Showroom
Photographer/multimedia artist Leah Singer is in the midst of her Impressions exhibition at Showroom Gowanus (460 Union St) and tonight her husband (and Sonic Youth guitarist) Lee Ranaldo joins her for a performance.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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