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June 20, 2015

photo: Dillinger Escape Plan @ MHOW 2013 (more by Rebecca Reed)
Dillinger Escape Plan

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

Dillinger Escape Plan, Mutoid Man, Primitive Weapons @ Irving Plaza
This is the final stop of this killer triple-billed tour that BrooklynVegan is proudly co-presenting with Invisible Oranges and Party Smasher Inc. Three different sides of heavy music are represented tonight: DEP are bringing the mathcore, Mutoid Man have a mix of hardcore, metal and bluesy swagger, and Primitive Weapons do post-hardcore with a metallic tinge.

The Coney Island Mermaid Parade
Coney Island may slowly be getting a makeover but its annual freak flag extravaganza remains one of the last vestiges for Weird NYC. This year's King and Queen are husband-and-wife freakshow/burlesque performers Mat Fraser (who was on the last season of American Horror Story) and Julie Atlas Muz (who has, among other things, performed at the Whitney Biennial and has opened for Psychic TV).

Clearwater Festival @ Croton Point Park (Hudson, NY)
One of the most chill, pleasant festival experiences to be had, Clearwater takes place along the Hudson River in Croton-on-Hudson, NY. Today's lineup includes Los Lobos, Neko Case, David Crosby, The B-52's Kate Pierson, Sam Amidon and more.

Dead Moon, J Mascis, Borbetomagus, Das Audit @ Pioneer Works
Portland garage punk legends Dead Moon, who existed from 1987 - 2006, are back in action with Fred & Toody Cole, plus drummer Andrew Loomis all returning. Tonight's show, with J. Mascis, Borbetomagus and more, happens at one of NYC's more unique (and cavernous) spaces, Red Hook's Pioneer Works.

Soul Asylum, Meat Puppets @ Brooklyn Bowl
Usually, the only place to see Soul Asylum and Meat Puppets together was probably on that one episode of MTV's Alternative Nation from 1993 where both "Runaway Train" and "Backwater" were both played. But the two bands bands are on tour together, and this is their first of two NYC shows.

Paul Weller, Hannah Cohen @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
With an acclaimed new album Saturns Pattern, the onetime Jam and Style Council frontman is focusing on his solo career on this tour. Last week's T5 show only got one Jam song. Perhaps he'll pull out "My Ever-Changing Moods" tonight, though.

Christopher Owens, Weeknight @ Baby's All Right
The onetime Girls frontman dropped new album Chrissybaby Forever on us out of the blue and was a nice return to the kind of back-to-basics guitar pop Owens is really good at.

Louis Armstrong's Wonderful World Festival @ Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
The second year for this free festival features Ms. Lauryn Hill, Shannon Powell's Traditional All-Star Band, Antibalas, Ozomatli, Rebirth Brass Band. Free tickets are all taken, but there are paid options still available.

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga @ Radio City
Veteran crooner Tony Bennett and outsized personality Lady Gaga collaborated on duets album Cheek to Cheek which debuted at #1 and won a Grammy. Tonight they'll play live, their second of four Radio City shows.

Jaga Jazzist, Taylor McFerrin @ Webster Hall
Long-running, genre-crossing Norwegian band Jaga Jazzist are just released their jammy, proggy, synthy new album titled Starfire via Ninja Tune.  They bring it to life with a seven-piece band.

Jungle, Ibeyi @ Centra Park SummerStage
UK dance act Jungle could use a little more variety on their debut album, but live it's hard to deny they do what they do well. Free show, 7 PM

Pill, Neonates, WALL, The Hairs @ Alphaville
Pill make skronky post punk with an emphasis on punk and are well matched tonight with DC's Neonates which shares a member with Priests. Come early for funny, slightly bitter indie rock courtesy The Hairs.

Quintron & Miss Pussycat, Earth Eater, Toothaches, Haribo, Bottoms, Fluct, Ryan Sawyer, Nate Wooley, Ben Vida, and more @ Secret Project Robot
One of Secret Project Robot's 10th anniversary shows, this all-day show featured a cavalcade of out-there artists, noise-rockers and general weirdos, headlined by the always-awesome Quintrton & Miss Pussycat.

Sick Feeling @ Palisades 2014 (more by Ryan Muir)
Sick Feeling

Sick Feeling, Chaos Chaos, Dadras, DreamCrusher @ Trans-Pecos
Sick Feeling were supposed to be in Toronto for NXNE tonight but forces kept that from happening. Instead, they'll play Trans Pecos tonight. Ripper punk.

Hot Sugar, Crying, Yung Gutted @ Union Pool
One of the best NYC free summer music series, Union Pool's "Summer Thunder" brings live music and good times to the venue's backyard. The fun starts at 2 PM with bands not too long after. Today's lineup includes Kitty Pryde collaborator Hot Sugar, and chiptune / pop punk band Crying.

Ma Jolie, Choke Up, Pass Away, Living Room, The Tracys
Ma Jolie's new EP Jetpack Mailman is ripping punk that should appeal to fans of Dillinger Four, Latterman, or Shed-era Title Fight. Their tourmates Choke Up are worth catching too.

Aviator, Tri-State Era, Forever Losing Sleep, Servant Girl @ Bushwick Public House
Aviator do a similar kind of '90s/early '00s post-hardcore revival to bands like Touche Amore and Pianos Become the Teeth. If you're a fan of that kind of thing, last year's debut album Head In The Clouds, Hands In the Dirt on No Sleep is promising stuff.

Nikki Lane @ Union Pool
Country singer Nikki Lane is long overdue for a new album, and apparently has one cooking as we speak. Hear some new songs tonight.

Tim Barry, Northcote, Allison Weiss @ Saint Vitus
Avail frontman Tim Barry ditched punk for rootsy folk a while ago, and most recently released his solo album, Lost & Rootless. Opening the show is Allison Weiss, who just signed to SideOneDummy.

Peter Ulrich @ Studio at Webster Hall
Peter Ulrich played drums and percussion in the early years of Dead Can Dance, and is on many of their 4AD albums, including 1984's self-titled debut and 1987's Within the Realm of a Dying Sun. He also contributed "At First, and Then" to This Mortal Coil's Filagree & Shadow and played on Wolfgang Press albums as well. He's released a number of solo albums, too, which don't stray too far from the gothy, orchestral folk of Dead Can Dance. His band, The Peter Ulrich Collaboration play their first-ever show tonight.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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June 19, 2015

photo: Superheaven @ Studio at Webster Hall in May (more by Mimi Hong)
Superheaven

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

Superheaven, Diamond Youth, Rozwell Kid @ Amityville Music Hall
Superheaven offer one of the most convincing takes on '90s grunge (even if they hate being called that) of most modern bands doing that kind of thing, and Diamond Youth seem to worship at the house that Josh Homme built (they're good at it too). Openers Rozwell Kid have kind of a rock star Weezer Green Album thing going on. This BV-presented tour already hit NYC, and tonight it's nearby on Long Island.

King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, Quintron & Miss Pussycat, Tonstartsbandht @ Bowery Ballroom
Australia's two-drummer-powered King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard attack NYC tonight, with strong support from New Orleans party garage duo Quintron & Miss Pussycat, and Tonstartsbandht.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Buscabulla @ Warsaw
UMO got decidedly more funky on their new album, Multi-Love, which could make tonight's sold-out show quite the party.

Uknown Mortal Orchestra @ Baby's All Right
After Warsaw, UMO is heading south to play a 1 AM show at Baby's All Right. To get in you need to comment on their Facebook page.

Van Morrison, Taj Mahal @ Forest Hills Stadium
Jazz-pop/folk rock legend Van Morrison released an album of duets this year but expect this show to touch on the many facets of his long, varied career. And for "Gloria" to be the encore.

James Murphy VS Eric Duncan @ Output
While these days he's got his hands full with new wine bar/restaurant Four Horsemen, onetime LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy still gets his fingers on wax, spinning records of various vintages.

Decline of Western Civilization @ BAM / Afterparty @ Rough Trade
Long out of print, Penelope Spheeris' Decline of Western Civilization documentary trilogy is finally coming out on DVD. There's a screening of the first film (the punk one) at BAM followed by a Q&A with Spheeris. After that you can head to Rough Trade to see an all-star band perform X's Los Angeles in full, and Citizen Blast Kane peform Black Flag and Circle Jerks covers. It's free with your BAM ticket; $7 without.

Future Punx, Eaters, Nuraxi @ Alphaville
Old pals Future Punx and Eaters team up again for this show at Alphaville, should be fun.

Charles Bissel (of The Wrens), Palomar, The Big Bright, White Collar Crime, Emmanuel May Pazavekmi @ Union Hall
Is this new Wrens album ever going to come out? Grill frontman Charles Bissel tonight at this benefit for Windsor Terrace's PS154.

Kids In the Hall @ Town Hall
Forty-three Helens agree: Kids in the Hall remain some of the funniest guys on the planet and this show -- a mix of new material and classic characters -- should be a lot of fun.

Local H, Aeges @ Saint Vitus
Long-running Chicago rockers Local H are still going strong, having celebrated their 25th anniversary as a band this year and released their eighth album, Hey, Killer, in April.

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga @ Radio City
Veteran crooner Tony Bennett and outsized personality Lady Gaga collaborated on duets album Cheek to Cheek which debuted at #1 and won a Grammy. Tonight they'll play live, their first of four Radio City shows.

Gun Outfit, Ivy, Ornament, Laced @ Trans-Pecos
Psych/slowcore-ish band Gun Outfit just played NYC twice during Northside Fest, and now they're gracing us with one more before heading home to Olympia. Local punks Ivy are worth catching too.

Azar Swan, Clay Rendering, Them Are Us Too, Pawns @ Palisades
Azar Swan make goth pop in the Zola Jesus realm, while Clay Rendering aim for more difficult, industrial-tinged sounds.

Eddi Front, Elisa Ambrogio, Lacrymosa @ Union Pool
It's been three years since Eddi Front released her debut EP and she's just now finishing up her first album. Her spare, spooky piano style should sound nice in Union Pool's intimate performance space. Be sure to catch Magik Markers singer Elsia Ambrogio

Palm, Dogs on Acid, White Pisces, Littlefoot @ David Blaine's The Steakhouse
Dogs On Acid include members of emo revival OGs Algernon Cadwallader and Snowing, and White Pisces have members of pre-Snowing band Street Smart Cyclist, but with these projects the bands offer up '90s-style grunge and indie rock. DBTS is a pretty cozy space, making it a great environment for this kind of stuff.

Total Babes, The Glazzies @ Rough Trade
If you like classic-style '90s indie rock (think Sebadoh or Wedding Present), Total Babes do it very well, with lots of punky energy and sneery attitude. As you may know, the band includes Jayson Gerycz of Cloud Nothings.

A Great Big Pile Of Leaves, Gates, Prawn @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Summer-y emo revival band A Great Big Pile of Leaves are celebrating the 5th anniversary of their 2010 debut, Have You Seen My Prefrontal Cortex?, by playing it in full at this show. Gates and AGBPOL's likeminded Topshelf labelmates Prawn open the show.

Love As Laughter @ HiFi
Sam Jayne has fronted various incarnations of indie rock band Love As Laughter for 20 years, moving the band from the Pacific Northwest to Brooklyn. Recent single "LZY SLDR" finds them still in catchy top form. This is a free show.

Ovlov (farewell show), Bluffing, Hellrazor, Spook The Herd, Very Fresh @ Shea Stadium
Exploding In Sound band Ovlov are calling it quits after this show, and they're going out with a pretty cool bill. Hellrazor is the band of Speedy Ortiz drummer Mike Falcone, and Spook The Herd is the band of Grass Is Green's Jesse Weiss, and it also includes a couple Ovlov members.

Against Me!, frnkiero andthe cellabration, Annie Girl and The Flight @ Starland Ballroom
Against Me! already played a free NYC show on this tour, but if you missed it or need to see their killer live show again, you can head to NJ tonight and do just that.

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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June 18, 2015

photo: Pattern is Movement @ Brooklyn Bowl, 2009 (more by Tim Griffin)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Pattern is Movement, Ava Luna, SHRAF @ Baby's All Right
With odd harmonies and time signatures and unconventional configurarion, Philadelphia's Pattern is Movement are one-of-a-kinds. And after tonight's show, sadly, they'll be no more. Go say goodbye tonight (and the openers are good too).

Eighth Blackbird, Will Oldham, Bill Frisell, Sam Amidon @ Prospect Park
New music sextet Eighth Blackbird are teaming up with some pretty impressive guests for this free Celebrate Brooklyn show: singer/songwriter Will Oldham (aka Bonnie 'Prince' Billy), jazz/experimental guitar great Bill Frisell, and another singer/songwriter, Sam Amidon.

KEN mode, Pyrrhon, Fight Amp, Couch Slut @ Saint Vitus
KEN mode ditched their more metallic past on their new Steve Albini-recorded album for a post-hardcore/noise rock sound similar to some of the stuff Albini was recording in the late '80s/early '90s. Their tourmates Fight Amp also have a new post-hardcore album out, but more on the sludgy punk side. Pyrrhon celebrate their spastic new EP, Grown Without End, at this show. And locals Couch Slut have nothing new to support, but they're not to miss either. Great bill all around.

Shamir, Soft Lit @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Shamir's debut album, Ratchet (which he made at Silent Barn), is likeable dance pop not too far from Hot Chip's universe. Tonight's sold-out show is his biggest in NYC yet.

Ginger Baker feat. Pee Wee Ellis, Alec Dankworth & Abass Dodoo @ BB King's
Thanks to his time in Cream, drummer Ginger Baker is pretty much a legend for life, but he's also been doing interesting stuff much more recently like releasing the album Why? and the documentary that he's subject of, Beware of Mr. Baker. This is night 2 of 2.

The Helio Sequence, Lost Lander @ Mercury Lounge
The Helio Sequence put their new self-titled album out on Sub Pop earlier this year, and it adds a lightly psychedelic touch to their sound. It's good stuff, and you can hear those songs performed live tonight. This is their second of two NYC shows this week.

Black Milk w/ live band Nat Turner + Skyzoo, MAHD, Blues Brovas, HANiF @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Black Milk is continuing to support album #5, If There's A Hell Below, which came out last year. Tonight, his full-band tour returns to NYC.

Bigwig, Make War, Slow Children, Up for Nothing @ Grand Victory
NJ punks Bigwig played their home state earlier this year, but they haven't played NYC in ten years. That changes tonight, before they head to Canada for this weekend's Amnesia Rockfest.

Turquoise Jeep, Pants Velour, TT The Artist @ Brooklyn Bowl
Smang it with YouTube rap sensations Turquoise Jeep at Brooklyn Bowl tonight.

Oberhofer @ Neuhouse
Brad Oberhofer will release his new album, Chronovisions, in August and you can hear some of it tonight at this intimate show.

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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June 17, 2015

photo: Spoon at SXSW 2015 (more by Jesse Deflorio)
Spoon

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

Spoon, The Antlers @ The Wick
Spoon are such a consistently good band it's easy to take them for granted. Last year's They Want My Soul was yet another winner in their catalog. This is their second of two Brooklyn shows this week with The Antlers.

Ghostface Killah @ Good Room
Ghostface Killah has a tour coming up with fellow Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon, where they'll be playing Rae's 1995 debut in full. But Ghostface also put new music out this year (a very good collaborative album with Badbadnotgood) and has more on the way, which maybe we'll get to hear some of tonight.

Reigning Sound, Quitty and the Don'ts @ Union Pool
Memphis garage rockers Reigning Sound are stopping in NYC tonight to play this show before heading off on a European tour.

Biz Markie, Masta Ace @ Herbert Von King Park
This free SummerStage show brings two New York vets together, Biz Markie and Masta Ace. Biz hasn't released new music in years, though "Just A Friend" is probably never going out of style. Ace returned this year with a new album from his group eMC, The Tonite Show.

Slayer @ The Paramount
Thrash metal legends Slayer are releasing a new album called Repentless on 9/11, but ahead of that they've got four NYC-area shows. This is the second of a two-night stand at The Paramount, and they return for two more in July with King Diamond, Code Orange and others.

Ginger Baker feat. Pee Wee Ellis, Alec Dankworth & Abass Dodoo @ BB King's
Thanks to his time in Cream, drummer Ginger Baker is pretty much a legend for life, but he's also been doing interesting stuff much more recently like releasing the album Why? and the documentary that he's subject of, Beware of Mr. Baker. Tonight's his first of two shows at BB King's this week, and if you're going, just don't request any heavy metal.

The Helio Sequence, Lost Lander @ Rough Trade
The Helio Sequence put their new self-titled album out on Sub Pop earlier this year, and it adds a lightly psychedelic touch to their sound. It's good stuff, and you can hear those songs performed live today and tomorrow in NYC.

Oberhofer @ Elvis Guesthouse
Brad Oberhofer will release his new album, Chronovisions, in August and you can hear some of it tonight at this very intimate show.

Damien Rice, Josh Ritter @ Prospect Park
It's a night of folk under the stars with Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice whose 2014 album My Favourite Faded Fantasy was his first in eight years.

Ask Me Another ft. Jim Gaffigan & Jeannie Gaffigan @ The Bell House
Another in NPR's "Ask Me Another" live quiz show tapings, tonight features married couple Jim Gaffigan and Jeannie Gaffigan, who co-created TV Land's new The Jim Gaffigan Show.

Active Child, Low Roar @ Bowery Ballroom
The harpist with a flair for glitchy R&B plays his second NYC show of the week in celebration of his new album Mercy.

Sam Amidon @ The Saint (NJ)
Sam will be performing with collaborator Bill Frisell and his trio on Thursday in Prospect Park, but you can catch the talented songwriter on his own tonight in Asbury Park.

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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June 16, 2015

photo: Iceage at BV-SXSW 2015 (more by Tim Griffin)
Iceage at SXSW 2015

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

Spoon, The Antlers @ King's Theatre
Spoon are such a consistently good band it's easy to take them for granted. Last year's They Want My Soul was yet another winner in their catalog. This is their first of two Brooklyn shows this week.

The Acid, Young Magic, Lord Raja @ Lot 45
The Acid are a trio featuring one Brit (veteran DJ/producer Adam Freeland), one American (math wiz and Abelton expert/instructor Steve Nalepa), and an Australian (singer Ry X). The three, whose combined efforts make super chilled out neo-R&B, released their debut LP, titled Liminal, via Mute last year. They play tonight with remix pals Young Magic.

David Monks (of Tokyo Police Club), Fort Lean, ARMS @ Mercury Lounge
While Tokyo Police Club are still going, frontman Dave Monks released his first solo record, an EP titled All Signs Point To Yes, today. He brings a nice, less-is-more approach to the EP, allowing the songs to shine through. He celebrates tonight.

Songhoy Blues @ Mercury Lounge
Songhoy Blues fled their home of Northern Mali when armed Jihadists took control and banned music altogether. In the Southern Mali city of Bamako, they caught the attention of Damon Albarn and Nick Zinner who were there in 2013 with the traveling "Africa Express" project. Zinner ended up producing and playing on Songhoy Blues' debut album, Music in Exile, and he brings a nice grit to their sound. They are an exuberant live band and definitely worth catching.

Woods, Quilt @ Rough Trade
Woods just wrapped up a short tour and will ease back into the stability of home with this Brooklyn show. Meanwhile, Quilt just wrapped up recording their new album with Woods' Jarvis Taveniere producing. We should get a bunch of new songs tonight, plus trippy visuals from the awesome Drippy Eye Projections folks.

Iceage, Amen Dunes, Low Life @ 315 Ten Eyck St.
Iceage bring their moody Danish punk to NYC for two shows tonight. This is the first, and it's with the great psych rockers Amen Dunes.

Iceage, Future Punx @ Acheron
After the 315 Ten Eyck show, Iceage head to Acheron for a late show, and this one's with local new wavers Future Punx.

GBH, Total Chaos @ Gramercy Theater
British street punks vets GBH have been doing it since the early '80s, and they still have the look, attitude and sound that made people fall in love with them.

Aziz Ansari @ NYU Skirball Center
Comedian Aziz Ansari has a new book out, Modern Romance, where he goes deeper on the way we currently date (Tinder, texting, etc), a topic he talks a lot about in his standup. This is the the NYC stop of his book tour, and he's also doing a signing at the Barnes & Noble in Union Square at noon.

Slayer @ The Paramount
Thrash metal legends Slayer are releasing a new album called Repentless on 9/11, but ahead of that they've got four NYC-area shows. This is the first of a two-night stand at The Paramount, and they return for two more in July with King Diamond, Code Orange and others.


Chastity Belt, Happy You, Shadow Walker @ Baby's All Right
Having just wrapped up their tour with Courtney Barnett, Seattle's Chastity Belt swing through NYC for one more show. They are a lot of fun live, too.

Colin Stetson, Sara Neufeld Duo @ Bowery Ballroom
Saxophonist Colin Stetson and violinist Sarah Neufeld have played together previously -- both with The Arcade Fire and as an instrumental duo -- and put their collaborations to tape on their new album, Never were the way she was. That record was recorded live to tape so expect a somewhat improvisational vibe tonight.

Active Child, Low Roar @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Active Child's new album, Mercy, is out today and he plays a release show tonight.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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June 15, 2015

photo: Juicy J @ Terminal 5, 2014 (more by Chris La Putt)
Juicy J

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

Juicy J, Isaiah, Ben James @ Irving Plaza
Juicy J's got a new album called THC: The Hustle Continues on the way, and while we're still waiting for more details on that, we did recently get a new mixtape. He's been crazy prolific lately, and touring a lot too. The hustle does in fact continue.

Songhoy Blues, Las Rosas @ Rough Trade
Songhoy Blues fled their home of Northern Mali when armed Jihadists took control and banned music altogether. In the Southern Mali city of Bamako, they caught the attention of Damon Albarn who was there in 2013 with his traveling "Africa Express" project that brought Western musicians (like Nick Zinner and members of Django Django and Metronomy) to Mali to collaborate with local musicians. Zinner ended up producing and playing on Songhoy Blues' debut album, Music in Exile, and he brings a nice grit to their sound. They are an exuberant live band and definitely worth catching.

Heartless Bastards, Craig Finn @ Webster Hall
Bluesy garage rockers team up with Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn tonight for this quality double bill.

David Liebe Hart, Pocket Hercules, Hiccup @ Shea Stadium
Headlining this show is Tim & Eric affiliate David Liebe Hart, and if you're going we also recommend getting there early for Hiccup, who include two members of The Chris Gethard Show house band.

Chris Gethard, Mal Blum @ Union Hall
Speaking of, it's Chris Gethard's second of two Career Suicide shows at Union Hall, which will have "an hour of stand up focusing on suicide, alcoholism, and all the other funniest parts of life." Singer/songwriter Mal Blum, who's Don Giovanni labelmates with and a collaborator of Chris, is on the bill too.

Lushes, Tropical Trash, Jaye Jayle, Center Divider @ Saint Vitus
Local experimental rockers Lushes headline this show, but most exciting is Jaye Jale, the solo project of Young Widows frontman Evan Patterson.

Small Wonder, Tall Juan, Haybaby, Mykil Love @ Knitting Factory
This is a pretty cool, diverse local bill with Epoch member Small Wonder, garagey folk popsters Tall Juan, and Tiny Engines-signed punky pop band Haybaby.

Bully @ Rough Trade
Bully just played Northside and they're sticking around for this free show at Rough Trade. It's all ages and doors are at 6:30 PM and the show is at 7 PM.

Amy Schumer, Judd Apatow, Colin Quinn, Mike Birbiglia, Vanessa Bayer. Dave Attell @ Beacon Theatre
Amy Schumer's new movie Trainwreck isn't out till July 17 but you can catch her and the film's co-stars (and director, Judd Apatow) as part of this traveling comedy tour.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
All aboard Wyatt Cenac's weekly comedy caravan, this time with guests Adam Newman, Alingon Mitra, Kara Klenk, Daniel Simonsen, Cliff Cash, "and more!"

Dean Ween Group @ The Heath at the McKittrick Hotel
While his onetime bandmate Aaron Freeman has reverted to his own name for a solo career, Mickey Melchiondo still goes by Dean Ween and his group maintains of love of the jam.

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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June 14, 2015

photo: Run the Jewels @ FFF Fest 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
Run the Jewels

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

Run The Jewels, Vince Staples, Sleigh Bells @ 50 Kent (NORTHSIDE)
After long-running and consistently great separate careers, El-P and Killer Mike joined forces and deservedly catapulted themselves further into the public eye than ever before. Making this show even better is rising rap star of the moment Vince Staples, and loud pop duo Sleigh Bells.

Zola Jesus, Blanck Mass, Container @ Warsaw (NORTHSIDE)
Zola Jesus has been making quality dark pop for years now, most recently on 2014's Taiga (her first for Mute). Two noisy electronic artists open this show.

Le1f, Princess Nokia, DJ HVAD @ Brooklyn Bowl (NORTHSIDE)
Eccentric rapper Le1f headlines POP Montreal's Northside showcase at Brooklyn Bowl tonight.

Institute, Anasazi, Cheena, Mommy @ Palisades (NORTHSIDE)
Institute (mem Wiccans, Glue) recently put out their new record on Sacred Bones, which features a contribution from Parquet Courts' Andrew Savage (also previously of Wiccans), and PC's style isn't too far removed from what Institute are doing here. A few good local punk and post-punk bands open the show.

Vatican Shadow, Shifted, 400PPM, Dual Action @ Home Sweet Home (Nothing Changes)
Yesterday, Prurient was the special guest at Saint Vitus, and today main man Dominick Fernow plays NYC with another of his projects, Vatican Shadow. This show goes laaaate.

The Sun Ra Arkestra, PC Worship, Shilpa Ray @ Rough Trade (NORTHSIDE)
Keeping alive the music of the late groundbreaking jazz musician Sun Ra is longtime sideman Marshall Allen, who leads The Sun Ra Arkestra. Tonight's show is good all around with local noise rockers PC Worship and punk blues singer Shilpa Ray.

Enabler, Meek is Murder, White Widows Pact, Mary Todd @ Acheron
The killer double-billed hardcore tour of Enabler and Meek Is Murder rolls through NYC tonight. Enabler are releasing their new album, Fail to Feel Safe, later this year via Century Media, and Meek Is Murder recently dropped their newest, Onward/Into the Sun.

Girlschool, Crucified Barbara, Old James, Velvet Black @ Saint Vitus
The UK's Girlschool have long been associated with Motorhead, and like that band they've been churning out hard rock for decades. Their newest album is due this summer, 35 years after their debut, Demolition.

Light Asylum, Honduras, eskimeaux, American Wrestlers @ UO Live Stage (NORTHSIDE)
With part of Bedford Ave closed to auto traffic, there's live music set up right on the street (Bedford/N5) and this day show features a diverse lineup, including electro act Light Asylum and guitar-pop band Honduras.

Jackson Scott @ Rough Trade
Living in the same sonic universe as Ty Segall, Mikal Cronin (or Tame Impala), Jackson Scott's got a swirling psych sound that's equal parts chunky riffs and big pop hooks.  This is a free afternoon show, starts at 2 PM.

Viet Cong, SannhetGirl Band @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (NORTHSIDE)
While there are definite echoes of Gang of Four, Wire, Neu!, Joy Division and other postpunk/kraut influences, Viet Cong don't really sound like any of them. It's a weird, complex blend of those things, put through a kaleidoscopic lens filter that's best experienced live. This is their second of two Northside shows with intense Irish group Girl Band and tonight's show is extra great, because Brooklyn post-metal trio Sannhet round out the bill.

Future Punx, Pill, Waltz, What Moon Things, Jackson Scott, Pink Mexico @ Cameo (NORTHSIDE)
Dull Tools labelmates Future Punx and Pill headline this Northside bill that also includes garage rocker Jackson Scott.

Guantanamo Baywatch, GYMSHORTS, Scully @ The Wick
Portland beach party garage rockers Guantanamo Baywatch just released the fun Darling...It's Too Late album and are in NYC for two shows. Tonight's is at this cavernous former brewery and the show also features fun local band Scully

Ricky Eat Acid, Foxes in Fiction, Emily Reo @ Baby's All Right (NORTHSIDE)
The Kenmore/Orchid Tapes Northside showcase offers a lineup of ambient pop from RIcky Eat Acid, Foxes In Fiction, and Emily Reo.

Bad Religion, Plague Vendor, Lost In Society @ Starland Ballroom
Bad Religion just wrapped up a sold-out run of four wild NYC shows (at least the one we caught was), and before leaving the area they'll play a larger venue in the nearby Sayreville, NJ.

Ne-Yo, Ludacris, Cash Cash @ Barclays Center
With so many great Northside shows happening, a big mainstream R&B/rap show might not be your choice destination tonight, but if it is, there's no denying that Ne-Yo and Ludacris both have their fair share of bangers.

The Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra @ Riis Park Beach Bazaar
Spend your day dancing to salsa versions of your favorite indie songs on Rockaway Beach this afternoon with The Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra. It's free.

Alvvays @ The Surf Lodge
If you're out in Montauk today, going to see charming Canadian guitar pop band Alvvays is probably a good option.

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

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June 13, 2015

photo: Built to Spill at Coachella 2015 (more by Samantha Saturday)
Built to Spill

photo: Viet Cong at London's Field Day 2015 (more by Rachel Juarez-Carr)
Viet Cong

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

The Northside Festival's four-day takeover of North Brooklyn is in full swing today with basically every venue in Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick involved. There are lots of shows but we've highlighted our picks here -- noted by the "(Northside)" in the event name. You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows.

Against Me!, Mitski, Cayetana @ McCarren Park (NORTHSIDE, day show)
This show happens during the day, it's totally free (RSVP is still open), and it's got a great lineup all around. Reinvigorated punks Against Me! headline, and support comes from two indie rock newcomers, Brooklyn's Mitski and Philly's Cayetana.

Merchandise, Sunflower Bean, GABI, Bully @ UO Live Stage (NORTHSIDE, day show)
Here's another free afternoon show (right on Bedford Ave / N5), and with a very diverse lineup: Florida's Smiths-inspired post-punks Merchandise, local psych band Sunflower Bean, ambient/art pop musician GABI, and Nashville rockers Bully.

Best Coast, Built To Spill, Alvvays, Bully @ 50 Kent (NORTHSIDE)
This one's pretty cool all around with Best Coast, who recently put out their poppy major label debut, indie veterans Built to Spill, who returned with their high quality eighth album this year, jangle pop breakouts Alvvays, and a second set of the day from Nashville rockers Bully.

Blonde Redhead, Christopher Bear & Aaron Arntz @ Warsaw (NORTHSIDE)
Indie vets Blonde Redhead have made dream pop, noise rock, electronic pop, and more in their 20+ year career, and they continue to be great, both in the studio and on stage. Tonight's their first of two hometown NYC shows on their current tour.

Pusha T, Vince Staples, DJ Envy @ House of Vans
Clipse member and Pusha T made his official debut as a solo artist in 2013 with the well-received My Name Is My Name, and he's planning to put its followup out this year. Rising rap star of the moment Vince Staples opens, making this a great double bill.

Thug Entrancer, CO LA, GABI, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, Ben Zimmerman @ Aviv (NORTHSIDE)
It's the Software Records Northside showcase, with a good lineup all around of experimental electronic artists.

Black Commando, Yvette, Malory, Hand of God, Fitness, Plebeian, The Present, Motion Studies, Kill Alters, Soft Lit, SHRAF, Fasano, Mila Matveeva, Courtship Ritual (DJ Set) @ Muchmore's (NORTHSIDE)
Godmode Records celebrates its third birthday with this all-day show featuring almost all of its diverse, high-quality roster. Things finish with a midnight set from fiery duo Yvette.

Blues Control, Hex Message, Ohal @ Union Pool
One of the best NYC free summer music series, Union Pool's "Summer Thunder" brings live music and good times to the venue's backyard. The fun starts at 2 PM with bands not too long after.

Viet Cong, Girl Band, American Wrestlers @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (NORTHSIDE)
While there are definite echoes of Gang of Four, Wire, Neu!, Joy Division and other postpunk/kraut influences, Viet Cong don't really sound like any of them. It's a weird, complex blend of those things, put through a kaleidoscopic lens filter that's best experienced live. This is their first of two Northside shows with intense Irish group Girl Band.

Calvin Love, Michael Rault, EZTV, The Holydrug Couple, Heaters, Moonwalks @ Baby's All Right (NORTHSIDE)
This is the Panache Booking Northside Showcase, featuring Canadian singer Calvin Love, Chilean psych-rockers The Holydrug Couple, Brooklyn's jangly EZTV and more.

Graham Parker & The Rumour, Lowell Thompson @ Highline Ballroom
The original lineup of pub rock / new wave greats Graham Parker & the Rumour released their new album, Mystery Glue, earlier this year which finds them in fine, cantankerous form.

PINS, Doomsquad @ Rough Trade (NORTHSIDE)
Manchester quartet PINS released their second album, Wild Nights, this week via Bella Union and it's a marked step up from their debut. If there's a little less sneer and snarl this time, it's in exchange for better songs and smoky, brooding atmosphere.  They play tonight with Toronto's funky Doomsquad.

Nude Beach, Tall Tales and the Silver Lining, Invisible Familiars, 178 Product @ Union Pool (NORTHSIDE)
This is Other Music Recording Co's Northside showcase, headlined by Nude Beach who do punky, heartland rock quite well.

Dax Riggs, Isadora @ Mercury Lounge
Dax Riggs will always be known in some circles for his work in the influential '90s sludge band Acid Bath, but he's gone on to an extremely impressive career since -- his discography includes work with both Agents of Oblivion & Deadboy & the Elephantmen, along with a string of more recent solo efforts. Riggs's otherworldly voice has only improved with age, and his acoustic solo shows are arguably the best showcase available for his talents

Guantanamo Baywatch, The Mystery Lights @ Elvis Guesthouse
Portland beach party garage rockers Guantanamo Baywatch just released the fun Darling...It's Too Late album and are in NYC for two shows. Tonight's the first and it's with Brooklyn psych band The Mystery Lights. This should be a fun/crazy show in as tiny a place as Elvis Guesthouse.

Knyfe Hyts, dubknowdub, Firelake Mongrels, Honey, Beech Creeps, Ex-Models, Ovary Action, Smhoak Mosheen, Murder Murder, Sto Len, Patchy Drizzle, Sea Sick Life, Monster Manual @ Secret Project Robot
DIY spot Secret Project Robot celebrates its 10th anniversary with this all-day show that is headlined by Knyfe Hyts -- which will be that band's first show in some time. Congrats on 10 years, SPR!

Holly Miranda, Coastgaard @ Knitting Factory (NORTHSIDE)
Holly's celebrating the release of her new, self-titled album tonight at this Northside show. Any chance to hear her ethereal voice should be taken.

Timeshares, Luther, Make War, Outta Gas @ Suburbia
Timeshares' new album and first for SideOneDummy, Already Dead, is the kind of twangy punk album that fans of Hot Water Music, Lucero or The Gaslight Anthem need to hear. They celebrate it tonight at the small Bushwick DIY spot Suburbia.

Gun Outfit, Ukiah Drag, Sediment Club, Ancient Sky, Psychic Blood @ Shea Stadium (NORTHSIDE)
This is the Wharf Cat showcase, and it's pretty stacked with punk-minded slowcore band Gun Outfit, psych punks Ukiah Drag, no wavers Sediment Club, heavy psych practitioners Ancient Sky, and the grungy Psychic Blood.

Self Defense Family, Wildhoney, Somerset Thrower @ Acheron (NORTHSIDE)
Boundary-pushing post-hardcore band Self Defense Family team up with shoegazers Wildhoney and grunge-punks Somerset Thrower for this diverse triple bill.

DJ Premier (with live band), Orchestra Holistic @ Brooklyn Bowl (NORTHSIDE)
Legendary rap producer DJ Premier was back in the spotlight last year thanks to his excellent Royce da 5'9" collaboration, PRhyme, and tonight he's teaming up with a full band for a live Brooklyn show.

Bell Witch, Prurient, Akitsa, Alberich @ Saint Vitus (NORTHSIDE)
Pitchfork's metal column, Show No Mercy, throws their Northside showcase tonight with doomers Bell Witch (who recently released the great Four Phantoms), black metallers Akitsa (who recently released the great Grands Tyrans), and local noisemaker Alberich. UPDATE: Prurient is the special guest.

Blanck Mass @ Saint Vitus
After that Pitchfork show, Vitus hosts an equally devastating late show with the industrial leaning Blanck Mass (aka Fuck Buttons member Benjamin John Power)< who recently put out Dumb Flesh on Sacred Bones.

Lucius, Luke Temple, Pavo Pavo @ Prospect Park
If you'd like a night of poppy, relaxed indie, pretty much everyone on this lineup will be just what you're looking for.

Xiu Xiu, Bottoms, EULA @ Palisades (NORTHSIDE)
The excellent, boundary-pushing Xiu Xiu teams up with two cool local artists tonight: the "gender-problematizing goth dance band" Bottoms and noise rockers EULA.

Shigeto, Michna, Lord Raja @ Knitting Factory (NORTHSIDE)
If you'd like to dance all night after your regular 8 and 9 PM shows are done with, one option is heading to Knitting Factory for Shigeto, and...

DJ Spinn, RP Boo, TRAXMAN, Total Freedom, Tripletrain @ Palisades (NORTHSIDE)
...another option is heading to Palisades for this lineup made up mostly of footwork greats, or...

Ryan Hemsworth, Tommy Kruise @ Santos Party House
...a third option is going to Santos for pop/rap producer Ryan Hemsworth.

A Concert to honor AJ Pero, featuring Twisted Sister @ Starland Ballroom
Sadly, Twisted Sister drummer AJ Pero passed away this year, but to honor their bandmate, the rest of Twisted Sister will come together for this concert in NJ tonight.

Embrace, Starsailor @ Webster Hall
Flashback to the early '00s Britpop days when all bands seemed to be aping Radiohead's anthemic style. Tonight features two bands who were UK chart mainstays back then.

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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June 12, 2015

photo: Neko Case with New Pornographers @ Hammerstein 2014 (more by Chris La Putt)
Neko Case with New Pornographers

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

The Northside Festival's four-day takeover of North Brooklyn is in full swing today with basically every venue in Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick involved. There are lots of shows but we've highlighted our picks here -- noted by the "(Northside)" in the event name. You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows.

Neko Case, Rhye, Majical Cloudz @ 50 Kent (NORTHSIDE)
It's the first of three big 50 Kent shows happening during Northside, and the artists on tonight's lineup all have ties to Canada: songwriter (and New Pornographer) Neko Case, R&B duo Rhye and, intense Montreal duo Majical Cloudz.

Paul Weller, Hannah Cohen @ Terminal 5
With nearly 30 years of songwriting under his belt, including new album Saturns Pattern, the onetime Jam and Style Council frontman has a lot of classics to choose from. He's still a diamond geezer.

Bad Religion, Plague Vendor @ Bowery Ballroom
Bad Religion are on the final night of their sold-out four-night NYC run, and this show has them playing all material from the 21st century. Epitaph-signed gothy garage punks Plague Vendor open.

Ex Hex, Spider Bags @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (NORTHSIDE)
Indie rock vet Mary Timony unleashes her inner rock star with power trio Ex Hex, making killer glammy power pop. Tonight is also with their Merge labelmates Spider Bags.

JEFF The Brotherhood, Weird Womb, Ice Balloons @ The Wick
Having been unshackled by Warner Brothers earlier this year, JEFF released their riff-rockin' new album themselves via Infinity Cat. It will be weird not having the option to see them at Death by Audio on this tour, but The Wick should be a fun substitute.

The Holydrug Couple, Hubble, LODRO @ Alphaville (NORTHSIDE)
Chilean psych duo The Holydrug Couple released their new album, Moonlust, in May via Sacred Bones. The new album was recorded in Chile, and then mixed in Brooklyn by The Men's Ben Greenberg and is a somewhat new direction for the band, with Serge Gainsbourg's soundtrack work being an admitted influence.

Fred Thomas, Gun Outfit, Mitski, Dreamcrusher @ Saint Vitus Bar (NORTHSIDE)
Tonight Vitus hosts the first of two Pitchfork Northside showcases, and this one's got the highly lyrical Fred Thomas (of Saturday Looks Good To Me), punk-spirited slowcore band Gun Outfit, artful/powerful songwriter Mitski, and the noisy Dreamcrusher.

Bongzilla, Crypt Sermon, Hasj @ Acheron
Stoner doom greats Bongzilla broke up after their 2005 album, but after a 2008 Wisconsin one-off, the band are finally back for more dates this year including their long-awaited return to NYC. Making this show extra great, it's the first NYC appearance for Philly trad-doomers Crypt Sermon since the release of their excellent debut album on Dark Descent earlier this year.

Beach Fossils, Frankie Cosmos, Jerry Paper, Warehouse @ Rough Trade (NORTHSIDE)
This is the Bayonet Records showcase, featuring Beach Fossils (frontman Dustin Payseur runs the label with his wife, Katie), twee-ish singer Frankie Cosmos, eccentric performer Jerry Paper, and Atlanta indie rockers Warehouse.

Alden Penner (of The Unicorns), Michael Cera, Small Black (DJ Set) @ Knitting Factory (NORTHSIDE)
Unicorns member Alden Penner has another solo release on the way soon, and it features a collaboration with actor/musician Michael Cera, who's already collaborated more than once with another Unicorn, Nick Thorburn. Cera's playing with Alden tonight, and he also recently dropped a solo album and will play some stuff from that too.

Mono, Holly Hunt @ Le Poisson Rouge
Japanese band Mono have been making massive post rock for years, most recently on the two albums, The Last Dawn and Rays of Darkness, which came out on the same day last November.

Sleepies, Clean Girls, Vulture Shit, Mannequin Pussy, Wildhoney, Kindling, Kal Marks, Palm, Washer, Nonsense, DONE @ Aviv (NORTHSIDE)
For a very big bill of indie rock, punk, shoegaze, and more in that general realm, head to Aviv for the Exploding In Sound/Gimme Tinnitus/Ipsum showcase.

Tyler, The Creator, Taco @ Irving Plaza
The always-ridiculous Tyler the Creator returns to NYC tonight with his pal Taco. What kinds of antics will he have in store for us tonight?

The Very Best, Heems, Irie Mafia, Jacco Gardner, Oy, Sevdaliza, St. Grandson @ McCarren Park (NORTHSIDE)
This show is free with RSVP, and there's a lot of cool diverse music from local rapper Heems, UK-based Afro dance pop group The Very Best, Dutch '60s-style psych musician Jacco Gardner, and more.

Ben Nichols & Rick Steff of Lucero @ The Shop
While Lucero aren't hitting NYC on their upcoming tour, Ben & Rick from the band will be here tonight to strip things down as a duo. Their slower acoustic songs are as great as their rowdy songs, so this show should be pretty special.

Prince Rama, Moon Bounce, The Midnight Hollow, Evvy, Teen Girl Scientist Monthly @ Baby's All Right (NORTHSIDE)
Space age / new age duo Prince Rama are out there, but in a totally fun way, bringing lots of interactive elements (and kitschy fun) to their performances. They highlight this FREE Northside show.

Ducktails @ Elvis Guesthouse
Matt Mondanile's solo project, Ducktails, is not too different than his main band, Real Estate, making jangly guitar pop. A new album is out soon via Domino and he'll be touring with the Ducktails band later this year, but tonight is a solo show, and is free.

Drenge, Made Violent @ Knitting Factory (NORTHSIDE)
Falling somewhere between post-Nirvana grunge and early '00s garage revival, UK duo Drenge are adored by the British music press. The US has been slower to woo.

Wild Yaks, Violent Bullshit, Youthquake, Gozer @ Grand Victory (NORTHSIDE)
The Yaks aren't the only Wild on this bill -- the very fun Violent Bullshit play old school hardcore. This will be a sweaty show.

Coliseum, Sex Cross, Psychic Teens @ Asbury Lanes
Coliseum's new album, Anxiety's Kiss, has them expanding upon their consistently great post-hardcore/heavy punk formula, adding in new musical ground like the desolate psychedelia of "Driver At Dusk." They recently played NYC, and tonight are nearby in Asbury Park.

Ryan Hemsworth, Tommy Kruise, Jubilee @ Palisades (NORTHSIDE)
Pop/rap producer Ryan Hemsworth returns to NYC this weekend for two shows, this being the first.

Max Silvestri, Mike Lawrence, Brooke Van Poppelen, Brett Davis, Joseph Pera, host Seth Olenick @ Over The Eight
Seth Olenick, author of comedy photo hook Funny Business, put together free show tonight with a handful of very funny local comedians. 8 PM start.

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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June 11, 2015

Luna / Lower Dens (more by Greg Cristman)
Luna
Lower Dens

The Northside Festival's four-day takeover of North Brooklyn is in full swing today with basically every venue in Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick involved. There are lots of shows but we've highlighted our picks here -- noted by the "(Northside)" in the event name. You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows.

Luna, Chris Forsythe & the Solar Motel Band @ McCarren Park (Northside)
It's been 10 years since Luna last played NYC so it's nice that their return is a free outdoor show where their mellow sound can soundtrack the the sunset. RSVP closes at noon!

HEALTH, ITAL, Show Me The Body, Pictureplane (DJ Set) @ Baby's All Right (Northside)
HEALTH's major label debut, Death Magic, is on the way, and from the sound of its new single the noise pop band is embracing the "pop" side of that genre more than ever before. Good openers on tonight's show too.

Lower Dens, TEEN @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (Northside)
Lower Dens' new album, Escape from Evil, finds Jana Hunter opening up a little, both emotionally and melodically, making for the band's most satisfying album to date.

Duck Down BBQ w/ Buckshot, Smif N Wessun, Sean Price & Rock of Heltah Skeltah, Kirk Knight & CJ Fly of Pro Era, Chelsea Reject, Raz Fresco, Young M.A, DJs Statik Selektah and Mr. Green @ Betsy Head Memorial Park
Once again, local hip hop label Duck Down is throwing a big free party with a bunch of their artists and other talented friends, and the show will have free food and gear as well. Like last year, BrooklynVegan is proudly one of the sponsors.

Bad Religion, Plague Vendor @ Bowery Ballroom
Punk veterans Bad Religion are on night 3 of their four-night stand in NYC tonight, and tonight's show has them playing all 20th century material. Tomorrow they do 21st century songs to wrap up the run. The much newer but also great Epitaph punk band Plague Vendor opens all shows.

Sinkane, Ryan Rahseed @ 501 Union St
Ahmed Gallab will be bringing back the Atomic Bomb: Who is William Onyeabor? show to Bonnaroo this weekend but he'll be warming up his musical juices at this show tonight.

Les Sins, TACHES @ Output
When Chaz Bundick isn't making pop music under his Toro y Moi moniker, he goes in a more heady electronic direcetion with Les Sins.

Ed Schrader's Music Beat, PC Worship, Guerilla Toss @ Palisades (Northside)
Here's a good showcase of the arty, noisy and weird, featuring Baltimore's party prisoners Ed Schrader's Music Beat, the noisy PC Worship and new DFA signees Guerilla Toss.

Jacco Gardner, Nap Eyes @ Rough Trade (Northside)
Jacco Gardner recrates the mushroom tea psychedelia of 1967, almost as if he's got a time machine or has extracted genes from amber. Melotrons, harpsichords, strings and earth tones abound, and he's a talented songwriter in addition to getting the sonics right.

The Business, Gangway!, Radio Daze @ Saint Vitus (Northside)
Oi! punk vets The Business are known for putting on wild shows, and tonight's should be no exception.

Future Punx, Beth Israel, Heaven's Gate, Pill, WALL @ Silent Barn
Dull Tools presents much of their roster tonight, including the very fun and new wave-y Future Punx, Austin synth-punks Beth Isreal, superior psych-rockers Heaven's Gate and the skronky Pill.

Charly Bliss, Wildhoney, Beverly, Expert Alterations, The Spook School, Raindeer, Cloud Cover, Diet Cig @ Alphaville (Northside)
This is the Kanine Records Showcase which is the place to be tonight if you have any inclination towards hazy indiepop, with the sweet spot being the run from Scottish band The Spook School through Baltimore's terrific Wildhoney.

Ringo Deathstarr, RIG 1, Armstrong Leigh, New Myths, Casual Strangers @ Grand Victory (Northside)
There is no shortage of shoegaze bands these days -- either OG bands who've reformed or new bands influenced by them -- but Austin trio Ringo Deathstar do it better than most.

Tall Juan, Johnny Aries, Sharkmuffin, Ludlow Ejacula, The Britanys, Whitewash @ The Gutter (Northside)
Originally from Buenos Aries, Argentina, Tall Juan has been making music in NYC for a couple years now, and you may have seen him playing with another Juan (Wauters) at shows recently (and as part of The Beets). Like Wauters, he makes ramshackle, garagey folk-pop.

Cultfever, The Midnight Hollow, Adam Torres, Leggy @ Union Pool (Northside)
It's the Pancakes & Whiskey Northside showcase, and one band we especially recommend catching is Ohio's Leggy, who make very good punkish indie rock.

Femi Kuti (and The Positive Force), EMEFE, DJ Greg Caz @ Brooklyn Bowl (Northside)
The eldest son of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti, Femi is a great musician in his own right, having made records since the late '70s and is equally dedicated to social/political activism.

The Very Best @ SOB's
UK-based Afro dance pop group The Very Best released their third album, Makes A King, earlier this year on Moshi Moshi. They play a big free show with Heems tomorrow, but headline their own smaller gig tonight.

Caveman, Fort Lean, Okay Kaya @ Cameo (Northside)
For a night of poppy local indie bands, head to Cameo for Caveman and Fort Lean. The more hushed singer/songwriter Okay Kaya opens.

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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