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January 18, 2015

photo: Psychedelic Furs at The Paramount in 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
Psychedelic Furs

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

Johnny Hostile & Jehnny Beth, Gavin Russom, Holy Ghost! (DJ), The Juan Maclean (DJ), Nancy Whang (DJ), Sinkane (DJ), Museum of Love (DJ), Kris DFA (DJ) @ Baby's All Right
This is the DFA Winter Warmup party, featuring live sets from John & Jehn (aka the singer of Savages and her partner Johnny Hostile), and a "live synth session" with Gavin Russom. There's also an impressive array of DJ talent, featuring some of the biggest names on DFA's roster.

Psychedelic Furs, Royston Langdon @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
It's still okay to dance like Molly Ringwald, especially when seeing Richard and Tim Butler's veteran alt-rock group trot out on the hits. "Love My Way," "Into You Like a Train," and "President Gas" still sound great.

Cracker & Camper Van Beethoven @ BB King's
In the '80s, David Lowery found college radio success with the quirky Camper Van Beethoven, which he then parlayed into wider appeal with his '90s alt-rock band Cracker. Tonight you can hear songs from both.

Slim Twig, U.S. Girls @ Cake Shop
DFA recently reissued DFA reissued Slim Twig's 2012 album, A Hound at the Hem, which is definitely not a typical pick for the label, more avant-garde orchestral pop than four-on-the-floor disco action. He plays tonight with the arty girl group outfit U.S. Girls.

Curse Purse (w/ Gary Panter), Samara Lubelski + Marcia Bassett, CE Schneider Topical, KHF, Blessed Thistle @ Palisades
Curse Purse is a new-ish noise band featuring ex-Speedy Ortiz guitarist Matt Robidoux, Ted Lee of Zebu, and Miss Olivia Kennett, and tonight they play with legendary outsider/punk artist Gary Panter. Also on the bill is Chelsea Light Moving's Samara Lubelski and Marcia Bassett, CE Schneider Topical (mem Blanche Blanche Blanche) and more.

Eskimeaux, Adult Mom, Free Cake For Every Creature, Harpoon Forever @ Silent Barn
This bill brings together three regulars in NYC's twee singer/songwriter scene, as well as the more rocking NJ band Harpoon Forever.

Genocide Pact, NARC, Grudges @ Acheron
DC death metallers Genocide Pact are fresh off a performance at this weekend's A389 Bash, and tonight making their way to NYC.

Dillon Francis, Bro Safari, Chrome Sparks @ Terminal 5
Dillon Francis wraps up his three-night run at Terminal 5 tonight, and if you're going it's worth getting there on time for chillwaver Chrome Sparks.

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

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January 17, 2015

Andrew WK w/ Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg @ Santo's, 2013 (more by Dan Bracaglia)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Helix, Palmistry, Tripletrain, Celestial Traxx, GENG @ Baby's All Right
This is a cool late-night dance party with Night Slugs producer Helix, future pop UK musician Palmistry, Teklife's Tripletrain and more.

Dr. Dog, Field Mouse @ Bowery Ballroom
Dr. Dog complete their 8-night NYC run tonight, and for the final show local alt-pop band Field Mouse are opening.

Soul Clap & Dance Off @ Brooklyn Bowl
Jonathan Toubin is halfway through his NYC Subway tour where he's DJing every night in January. Tonight is his monthly Soul Clap party with guest selector is TV on the Radio's Jaleel Bunton and guest judges include Jesse Malin and OJ from Xray Eyeballs

Ikebe Shakedown, Raja Kassis, The Love Supreme @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar is always a safe bet for weekend fun, with free live music to go with the assortment of games, shopping, microbrews and fancy food. Tonight's live lineup features the 12-strong soul band The Love Surpreme who mix originals with classic Motown/girl group songs.

Youth Worship, Night Squad, Dinner @ Cake Shop
When Asobi Seksu went on hiatus, guitarist James Hanna formed Youth Worship who follow in a similar, if more rocking, style. Tonight's show also features weird Dutch singer, Dinner, who is signed to Captured Tracks.

Dave Harrington, Valentin Stip, High Water @ Cameo Gallery
Nicolas Jaar's label Other People is presenting this night at Cameo which includes Nico's former Darkside partner Dave Harrington, their pal Valentin Stip (who opened their final show), and High Water, aka multi-instrumentalist Will Epstein, who's collaborated with Nico several times.

Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg, Andrew W.K. @ Gramercy Theatre
Drummer Marky Ramone has assembled a new band to play Ramones songs with Andrew WK on lead vocals.

Slim Twig, U.S. Girls, Eaters, Bottoms @ Palisades
DFA recently reissued DFA reissued Slim Twig's 2012 album, A Hound at the Hem, which is definitely not a typical pick for the label, more avant-garde orchestral pop than four-on-the-floor disco action. He plays tonight with avant-pop band U.S. Girls, synth-soundtrack lovers Eaters, and Bottoms.

Savages, Johnny Hostile @ Saint Vitus
It's the second of Savages' nine NYC shows this month where they're working out new material with us as guinea pigs. The first show was about 60% new stuff, all of which sounded pretty good. It's sold out. Opening is Johnny Hostile who is Savages' singer Jehnny Beth's partner.

Hand Job Academy, Atlantic Thrills, Heeney, High Pop, Strange Kids @ Shea Stadium
Hip hop trio Hand Job Academy released their debut album, #IKEAMONKEY, back in August which is loaded with snarky hipster-ish songs like "Lena Dunham" and "Pu$$y Chicken." You can stream it below.

Dillon Francis, Bro Safari, Anamanaguchi @ Terminal 5
Dillon Francis continues his 3-night run at Terminal 5 tonight, and we especially think it's worth showing up for chiptuners Anamanaguchi.

Haymaker, Rival Mob, Sex Prisoner, Brain Slug @ Acheron
Long-running Ontario grinders are fully back in action, having released their first new recordings in almost a decade in 2013. Fresh off a set at the A389 bash, they make their way to NYC tonight.

Wussy, Sam Haiman Band @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Cincinatti band Wussy was formed after Chuck Weaver's old band, Ass Ponys, broke up and continued in much the same indie rock fashion. Their most recent album, Attica!, came out last year.

Bill Frisell @ Lincoln Center
With help from violist Eyvind Kang, bassist Thomas Morgan, drummer Rudy Royston, and singer/violinist Petra Haden (That Dog), guitarist Bill Frisell is performing interpretations of classics from the big screen like "When You Wish Upon a Star," "Alfie," and "Moon River."

Joyce Manor, Mitski @ Amityville Music Hall and Tavern
Still fresh off their excellent third album, 2014's Never Hungover Again, Cali punks Joyce Manor wrap up their sold-out 4-night NYC-area run on Long Island tonight. For this one, they'll be joined by NYC's excellent singer/songwriter Mitski.

Rozwell Kid, Baked, Mr. Legs @ Rodrigue's Coffee House
Rozwell Kid, who you may have seen on tour last year with TWIABP, put out their Too Shabby LP on Broken World Media (Derrick from TWIABP's label) this past fall. It's chock full of scrappy '90s indie rock meets Thin Lizzy leads.

Adventure, Cleaners, Dali Vision, Still Weavens @ Palisades
Adventure, the chiptune project hailing from Baltimore's Wham City art scene, hasn't released an album since 2013's Weird Work, but has kept at it in the live realm and return to Brooklyn tonight.

A Night of Lou Reed & The Velvet Underground w/ The Brooklyn What, Peter Stampfel, Jeffrey Lewis, No One & The Somebodies, The Planes, Ghostpal, The Finks, Sharkmuffin, Old Table, Electric People, No Ice @ The Gutter
As the name of the show says, this is a Lou Reed / Velvet Underground tribute with a host of local acts. It's a $10 donation and all proceeds go to The Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment which goes towards legal defense of those arrested in the Ferguson protests.

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

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January 16, 2015

photo: The Vaselines at The Bell House in 2012 (more by David Andrako)
Vaselines

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

The Vaselines, Amanda X @ Bell House
Scottish indie rock royalty The Vaselines have now released two albums since returning from a long hiatus, most recently with 2013's V is for Vaselines. They're a lot of fun live, with the banter between Frances McKee and Eugene Kelly providing almost as much entertainment as their songs. On past tours, the band has included members of Belle & Sebastian, but this time folks from Sons & Daughters and 1990s help out. Philadelphia's Amanda X are worth showing up early.

Dr. Dog, Yellerkin @ Bowery Ballroom
It's the second to last night of Dr. Dog's 8-night NYC run, and this one's with NY's Yellerkin.

Stephen Brodsky, King Collider @ Sugarcube
Following a happy hour with comedy, interviews and more at Sugarcube (Fulton & Front Streets), a night of free music takes over headlined by Stephen Brodsky, longtime frontman of metal shapeshifters Cave In, more recently frontman of punk/metal rippers Mutoid Man, and also an excellent solo artist.

Mike Pace and The Child Actors (ex-Oxford Collapse), ARMS, Lame Drivers @ Union Hall
Onetime leader of Oxford Collapse, Mike Pace is still mining similar indie rock territory. Which is just fine with us. Tonight's the record release show for his new album.

Karma To Burn, Sierra, Shitkill @ Saint Vitus
Instrumental stoner rock vets Karma to Burn reunited back in 2009 and stayed active, most recently releasing their Arch Stanton album in 2014. Tonight they make their way to NYC in support of that.

LODRO, Pawns, Bambara, Young Runner @ Palisades
If your taste runs dark, tonight's a good bill of somewhat sinister indie rock, with LODRO's bluesy/sultry swagger, Pawns' melodramatic postpunk, and the sheer force of Bambara.

LVL UP, Two Inch Astronaut, Dumb Talk, Pupppy @ Shea Stadium
This is a good bill of DIY rock, most notably for '90s-style indie rockers LVL UP and Dischord-inspired post-hardcore band Two Inch Astronaut.

Sam Owens, Video Daughters, Meenk, Laser Background, Mr. Twin Sister (DJ Set) @ Silent Barn
This show is a release party for the new Gravesend Recordings compilation tape and some the acts featured on it are performing. The night's headlined by Celestial Shore's Sam Owens.

Sporting Life (of Ratking), Show Me The Body, Tippwerk, The Taxidermists @ Silent Barn
Ratking gain the descriptor of "alt-rap" partially thanks to Sporting Life's off-kilter production, and he'll be showing that off in solo form tonight. This is the venue's late show.

Dillon Francis, Bro Safari, Anamanaguchi @ Terminal 5
EDM fans may want to know that Dillon Francis begins his 3-night run at Terminal 5 tonight, but even if you're not into EDM, chiptuners Anamanaguchi are worth catching.

Mantra Percussion, Wet Ink, Deborah Lohse and the Shakedown Dance Collective @ Winter Garden at Brookfield Place
It's the kickoff week for the 2015 Ecstatic Music Festival that aims to blur the line between rock/pop and modern composers. This event -- featuring Mantra Percussion performing specially commissioned works by Wet Ink with choreography by Deborah Lohse and the Shakedown Dance Collective -- is a free show

Bill Frisell @ Lincoln Center
With help from violist Eyvind Kang, bassist Thomas Morgan, drummer Rudy Royston, and singer/violinist Petra Haden (That Dog), guitarist Bill Frisell is performing interpretations of classics from the big screen like "When You Wish Upon a Star," "Alfie," and "Moon River."

Unlocking The Truth, Cinema Cinema, Netherlands, Wormburner @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Enjoy a night of food, drinks, arcade games, shopping and free rock and roll, headlined by the very young metal trio Unlocking the Truth, at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar tonight.

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

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January 15, 2015

Todd Terje

photo: Joyce Manor at Bowery Ballroom in 2014 (more by Mimi Hong)
Joyce Manor

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

Todd Terje, Free Magic @ Verboten
Having made one of last year's best albums, Norwegian analog synth aficionado Todd Terje doesn't tour much, and this show tonight is his only North American date apart from Coachella. He's performing live tonight, not DJing, and advance tickets are sold out -- but you can buy at the door.

Joyce Manor, The Weaks @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Joyce Manor's Never Hungover Again was one of the best punk LPs of 2014, short and to the point, with no room at all for frills. Their live show rips just as hard, as tonight's RSVPed-out show will surely prove.

Dr. Dog, mewithoutYou @ Bowery Ballroom
Dr. Dog are on night 6 of their eight-night NYC run with different openers. This one's the second of two with post-hardcore art rockers mewithoutYou, who are promising a new album for this year.

Sam Smith, George Ezra @ Madison Square Garden
While Sam Smith's solo album isn't as interesting as his Disclosure collaboration, it's certainly more popular. Tonight he headlines a sold-out MSG.

Shilpa Ray, Waltz, Rosy Street @ Baby's All Right
Shilpa Ray is planning a new album for Northern Spy this year, and we'll likely get a chance to hear some of that tonight.

Pop. 1280, Bootblacks, Anasazi @ Saint Vitus
If you like your post-punk on the dark side, and with an emphasis on the "punk" suffix, every band on this bill tonight should be right up your alley.

Mantra Percussion, Ian Williams @ Winter Garden at Brookfield Place
It's the kickoff event for the 2015 Ecstatic Music Festival, a free show with Battles Ian Williams backed by Mantra Percussion in the lovely Winter Garden at Brookfield Place.

Black Sheep, Das EFX @ Brooklyn Bowl
It's a double bill of early-'90s hip hop with Native Tongues affiliates Black Sheep (best known for their hit "The Choice is Yours") and the influential duo Das EFX.

Just Blaze's House Party w/ guests Rae Sremmurd & more @ Webster Hall
You pretty much can't go to a club without hearing Rae Sremmurd's hits "No Flex Zone" and "No Type," and tonight Just Blaze's weekly club night at Webster will have the rap duo performing them in the flesh.

Dead Leaf Echo, The Judas Knife, Soft Silence @ Acheron
NYC shoegazers Dead Leaf Echo wear their influences ('80s 4AD, '90s Creation) on their sleeves but do it very well. The band are about to head into the studio to make their next record with Jorge Elbrecht (who did No Joy's last one), so tonight could be a taste of what's to come.

Emperor X, Surf Rock Is Dead, Hellbirds, Greenfield, Yabad @ Pianos
It's another night of Surf Rock Is Dead's residency at Pianos, and especially of note is headliner Emperor X, who's been mixing lo-fi electronics and folky songwriting since the late '90s.

Mark Beasley and Arto Lindsay @ The Kitchen
According to the venue's description, "for this event, Mark Beasley, curator of Performa, offers a lecture responding to a 2010 performance by artist Regina José Galindo titled Looting." No wave legend Arto Lindsay will be accompanying him with a live original soundtrack. It's free and RSVP is encouraged.

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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January 14, 2015

photo:::Cult of Youth @ Bell House, September 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
Cult of Youth

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

Big Ups, Sick Feeling, Flagland, Downies @ Baby's All Right
Great pairing of two NYC post-hardcore bands at Baby's tonight. Big Ups channel a type of the genre that feels directly inspired by Fugazi and Slint, while Sick Feeling go for a heavier side more akin to turn-of-the-century Equal Vision bands.

Dr. Dog, Roadkill Ghost Choir @ Bowery Ballroom
It's the fifth night of Dr. Dog's 8-night NYC run with different openers. Tonight it's Roadkill Ghost Choir.

Cult of Youth, Astral Knife @ Home Sweet Home (Nothing Changes)
Cult of Youth's newest LP for Sacred Bones, Final Days, has their mix of driving post-punk with dark neo-folk sounding better than ever. And a foggy Nothing Changes party is one of the best places you can go for this kind of thing.

Small Wonder, Bethlehem Steel, Julie Byrne, Hank May @ Palisades
Save for indie rockers Bethlehem Steel, this bill is packed with local introverted songwriters who make hushed music of very high quality.

RJD2, Fat Tony @ Brooklyn Bowl
RJD2's beats are behind some of the 2000s' best underground hip hop, and he's got plenty of solo material to move the floors at the final night of his 2-night stand at Brooklyn Bowl. It's worth catching rapper Fat Tony's opening set too.

Joyce Manor, Mitski @ Asbury Lanes
Cali punks Joyce Manor play NYC tomorrow (free but RSVPed out), but tonight they're nearby and paired with the excellent singer/songwriter Mitski.

Savages, Drums and Drones @ Mercury Lounge
It's the second of Savages' nine NYC shows this month where they're working out new material with us as guinea pigs. The first show was about 60% new stuff, all of which sounded pretty good. It's sold out. Opening is Drones and Drones which is one of Brian Chase's non-YYYs projects.

Suzanne Vega, John Easdale, John Eddie and His Dirty Ol' Band, Joe D'Urso and Stone Caravan @ The Cutting Room
This is the "Light of Day Winterfest" that aims to raise money to fight Parkinson's Disease, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy and ALS. A host of talent -- including folk artist Suzanne Vega and Dramarama's John Easdale -- will provide the musical entertainment.

Shawn Colvin and Jackson Browne @ City Winery
Having played City Winery shows already with Steve Earle and Mary Chapin Carpenter and tonight she's paired with mellow '70s icon Jackson Browne.

Louis CK @ Madison Square Garden
Once an underground sensation, Louis CK has become one of the biggest comedians in America -- by doing it his way. This is Louis CK's second of three MSG shows.

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

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

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January 13, 2015

photo: Hop Along at BK Bazaar in 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Hop Along

photo: Beach Slang at BV-CMJ 2014 at Baby's (more by Mimi Hong)
Beach Slang
Hop Along

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

Hop Along, Beach Slang, Aye Nako, Ryley Walker @ Baby's All Right
Tonight's the next BrooklynVegan-curated installment of Red Bull Sound Select and we couldn't be more excited for the lineup. Two killer Philly rock bands, Hop Along and Beach Slang, co-headline, and for support there's poppy NYC punks Aye Nako and psych-folk guitar great Ryley Walker (playing as a duo with a bassist). It's $3 at the door with RSVP, $10 without, and all door money is going to CancerCare. Even if you RSVP, entry is first come, first served, so come early to make sure you get in. Hope to see you there!

Music Blues, Ice Balloons, Call of The Wild @ Union Pool
Music Blues is the droney rock project of Harvey Milk's Stephen Tanner (backed by ex-members of The Men and Born Against), who released their recent album, Things Haven't Gone Well, last year via Thrill Jockey. The rest of the bill is similarly avant-rock with the TVOTR-related Ice Balloons and Call of the Wild.

Nick Hakim, Solo Woods, Okay Kaya @ Mercury Lounge
Heavy on vibe and atmospherics, Nick Hakim's music dips into James Blake-ish territory sometimes but he's got his own sound. Tonight is the second show of his January residency at Mercury Lounge.

Guster @ Rough Trade
Long-running Boston alt-rock band Guster release their seventh album,  Evermotion, today an are celebrating tonight with two release shows. The 6 PM show is free, the 9 PM ticketed show is sold out.

Shawn Colvin and Mary Chapin Carpenter @ City Winery
Last night Colvin played City Winery with Steve Earle; tonight she plays with another Americana legend, Mary Chapin Carpenter.

RJD2, D.V.S. @ Brooklyn Bowl
RJD2's beats are behind some of the 2000s' best underground hip hop, and he's got plenty of solo material to move the floors with tonight too. Night 1 of 2.

Quarterbacks, Long Beard, Sitcom, The Realbads @ Silent Barn
Quarterbacks have a new LP on the way which is a similar kind of punkish indie pop to Radiator Hospital. If you're going tonight, it's worth showing up early to catch The Realbands (in solo mode), who make catchy indie rock.

Melanie @ BB King's
Folk singer Melanie, who performed at Woodstock and is probably best known for "Brand New Key" among other songs in her four-decade-plus career, is still kicking and plays NYC tonight.

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

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January 12, 2015

photo:::Savages @ Berlin Fest 2013 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
Panda Bear

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

Savages, Norman Westberg (Swans) @ Baby's All Right
London post-punk devotees Savages are in NYC for basically the whole month of January, playing new material across nine intimate shows. Tonight's the first. Sold out.

Tanya Tagaq, Sirius Quartet @ Joe's Pub
Throat singer Tanya Tagaq has worked with Bjork and Mike Patton and her 2014 album Animism beat out records by Arcade Fire, Drake, Mac DeMarco, Chromeo and more for Canada's Polaris Music Prize. She's got a disarming style that you can experience up close and personal tonight.

Vomitface, Black Black, Slippertails @ Cake Shop
Jersey City trio Vomitface make sludgy, grungy rock, as you can hear on their self-titled 2014 debut 7" (stream it below). This is the second week of their January Mondays residency at Cake Shop.

Dr. Dog, mewithoutYou @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Dr. Dog are on night 4 of their eight-night NYC run with different openers. This one's the first of two with post-hardcore art rockers mewithoutYou, who are promising a new album for this year.

Sharkmuffin, Best Behavior, Scherzo, Agita @ Grand Victory
Brooklyn garage rock trio Sharkmuffin are a newer band, but sound straight out of the garage rock boom of the last decade. Picture something between Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Sahara Hotnights and you'll get an idea.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac's weekly comedy series tonight features guests Jackie Kashian, Eliot Glazer, Andy Haynes, Phoebe Robinson, and Saurin Choksi.

Steve Earle, Shawn Colvin @ City Winery
Long-running and always-active folk singer Steve Earle is releasing a new album with his longtime band The Dukes called Terraplane on February 17. You can hear some of that at Steve's City Winery residency. Tonight is the second of four shows.

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

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January 11, 2015

photo: Panda Bear at Warsaw in 2014 (more by PSquared)
Panda Bear

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

Panda Bear @ MoMA PS1
Panda Bear's new solo album is yet another excellent batch of songs from the Animal Collective, not sounding too much like its predecessors but not abandoning his Brian-Wilson-on-even-more-acid style either. He celebrates it at this show with visuals by frequent collaborator Danny Perez. If you can't make it, you can stream it live via Boiler Room. 3:30 PM start.

Psychedelic Furs, Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., Madeliene Peyroux, Sarah Slean @ Highline Ballroom
It's still okay to dance like Molly Ringwald, especially when seeing Richard and Tim Butler's veteran alt-rock group trot out on the hits. "Love My Way," "Into You Like a Train," and "President Gas" still sound great.

Dr. Dog, Elvis Perkins in Dearland @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Dr. Dog are on night 3 of their eight-night NYC run with different openers, and tonight it's Elvis Perkins, whose upcoming album sounds like he'll be embracing his softer folky side. Sold out.

Steve Gunn, Dom Flemons, Alex Calder, DJs Jake B & Jesse Rosoff @ Rough Trade
Rough Trade is celebrating it's first birthday with this free afternoon show headlined by Vurt Vile associate Steve Gunn, and new Captured Tracks signee (and former Mac DeMarco bandmate) Alex Calder. Doors are at 2:30 PM with the show at 3 PM.

Trophy Scars, I Revere, Disparager, Husbandry, Graves @ Coco66
Trophy Scars have shifted from a post-hardcore band to a progressive rock band with Tom Waits-ian vocals. Whichever mode they're in, it's super interesting stuff.

Sadaf, Arto Lindsay/Sam Hillmer Duo, Michael Beharie, Patrick Higgins, Das Audit @ Trans-Pecos
No wave legend and experimental composer Arto Lindsay wraps up his two-night stand at Trans-Pecos tonight. Tonight he's playing as a duo with saxist Sam Hillmer of Zs, and the rest of the bill is equally out-there.

Greg Barris, Andrew W.K. @ Union Hall
This edition of Barris' 'Mind Warriors' which is  "comedic, science interview that delves into the spiritual and scientific research and practices of each guest." So we'll learn the science of partying tonight?

Lazyeyes, Honduras, Stolen Jars, Big Muff Radio @ Baby's All Right
Brooklyn trio Lazyeyes make hooky, driving indie rock that astutely balances melody and bite. This is the record release show for their new EP and also features a very solid lineup of openers.

Meek Is Murder, Vomit Fist, Aminals, Budd Dwyer @ Saint Vitus
Meek Is Murder make wicked-fast mathcore that any fans of Botch or Dillinger Escape Plan would surely dig. See for yourself tonight.

Ravi Shavi, Wicked Kind, Crystal Robots (ft. Kevin Corrigan), Napoleon @ Cake Shop
Ravi Shavi is the project of Rafay Rashid, the one non-Deer Tick member of Deer Tick side project Happiness. Also of note on this bill is actor Kevin Corrigan's band Crystal Robots.

Bebe Panthere, Awkwafina, Woodro Skillson DJ @ Cameo
Synth pop singer Bebe Panthere headlines this show, and if you're going you should show up early for rapper Awkwafina too.

globalFEST @ Webster Hall
The annual globalFEST returns to Webster Hall with performers from around the world, many of whom are making their US or NYC debuts. Full lineup here.

NYC Podfest
Now in its third year, the NYC Podfest brings the best of, you guessed it, podcasts from across the country to New York for a fun-filled audio-based weekend. Today it's taking place at LES venue Fontana's with an all-day program that includes podcasts from Gilbert Gottfried and Todd Barry.

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

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January 10, 2015

photo:::Slingshot Dakota @ Saint Vitus, October 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Slingshot Dakota

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

Slingshot Dakota, Runaway Brother, Crazy and The Brains, Vasudeva @ Baby's All Right
BrooklynVegan is proud to present this show with driving indie pop duo Slingshot Dakota, boundary-pushing pop punks Runaway Brother, xylophone-filled folk punks Crazy & the Brains, and mathy/dancey instrumental rockers Vasudeva. BV's Andrew Sacher is DJing between sets. Hope to see you there!

Future Punx, Heaven's Gate, Survival, Pill @ Aviv
Brooklyn's newest DIY venue has a fun show lined up tonight, headlined by new wave-inspired Future Punx, and the hazy rock of Heaven's Gate.

Heaven's Jail, Such Hounds, Milk Dick @ Baby's All Right
This is a diverse bill of locals, and especially of note is indie folk band Heaven's Jail and scuz-pop band Milk Dick.

The Parlor Mob, The Gay Blades, Silverbird, GODS @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar is always a good option for weekend evening entertainment, offering up free live music, microbrews, tasty treats, shopping, and a variety of games (mini-golf, ping pong) all under one Greenpoint roof. Tonight, NJ riff rockers The Parlor Mob headline the night's live music.

Sharkmuffin, Mystery Channels, The Meltaways, granny @ Cake Shop
Brooklyn garage rock trio Sharkmuffin are a newer band, but sound straight out of the garage rock boom of the last decade. Picture something between Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Sahara Hotnights and you'll get an idea.

Dr. Dog, The Districts @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Dr. Dog are on night 2 of their eight-night NYC run with different openers. Tonight it's roots rockers The Districts. Sold out.

Oneida, Chris Forsythe & the Solar Motel Band, Mike Wexler @ Palisades
Brooklyn experimental scene vets Oneida play their first show of 2015 tonight, which is a good bill all around, with the jammy Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band (who put out the great Intensity Ghost LP in 2014) and psychedelic folk singer Mike Wexler.

Special Guest, Silk Rhodes, LF Wind, Bae Bro, Greem Jellyfish @ Palisades
Following the Oneida show is this late night party featuring Silk Rhodes and a Stones Throw labelmate who for, for now, is a surprise. Doors at midnight.

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Daddy Long Legs, DJ Jonathan Toubin, DJ Phast Phreddie The Boogaloo Omnibus @ Saint Vitus
This is a party called the "New York Night Train Boogie Night Blues Dance" with live sets from Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Daddy Long Legs, plus DJs Phast Phreddie The Boogaloo Omnibus and Jonathan Toubin (who also hosts).

Lydia Lunch's RETROVIRUS w/ Weasel Walter, Bob Bert & Tim Dahl; Yvette @ Rough Trade
No wave legend Lydia Lunch (of Teenage Jesus and the Jerks and many other projects) brings back her RETROVIRUS show tonight, and she's joined by an impressive cast of guests for it. Opening are NYC's much newer and also great noisemakers, Yvette.

Pile, Krill, Baked, Swings @ Shea Stadium
Pile hearken back to '90s post-hardcore while their Massachusetts neighbors and Exploding In Sound labelmates Krill make indie rock not far removed from Spencer Krug. Good double bill.

Marvin Berry and The New Sound, Fletcher C. Johnson, Honey, Friend @ Silent Barn
This is the last-ever show for Marvin Berry and the New Sound who go their separate ways after tonight. They headline a very strong bill of garage/punk.

Arto Lindsay, Jahiliyya Fields, Gut Nose, Victoria Keddie, Diamond Terrifier (DJ Set) @ Trans-Pecos
No wave legend and experimental composer Arto Lindsay is headed to Ridgewood, Queens venue Trans-Pecos for a two-night stand this weekend. Tonight's the first, with an undercard of equally experimental artists.

Mayhem, Watain, Revenge @ Webster Hall
This is pretty much the place to be for black metal fans tonight with second wave legends Mayhem, one of the current millennium's best in the genre, Watain, and war metal extremists Revenge.

!!! , DJ Degal @ Union Pool
Punk-funk stalwarts !!! (Chk Chk Chk) are getting ready to head into the studio to record their new album. To make sure they're well prepared, they'll be playing their new material (and a few old favorites) this week at four consecutive nights at Union Pool. Tonight's your final chance to catch them.

Winter JazzFest
The 2015 edition of this yearly festival is in full swing tonight with concerts at 10 different NYC venues.

Mother Falcon, Marques Toliver (APAP NYC) @ Joe's Pub
Music industry conference APAP is happening in NYC this weekend, and with it many shows that don't fall under traditional rock formats. (You might be at an APAP showcase and not even realize it.) There are lots of APAP showcases at Joe's Pub over the weekend, including this one with many-membered chamber pop collective Mother Falcon.

NYC Podfest @ Fontana's
Now in its third year, the NYC Podfest brings the best of, you guessed it, podcasts from across the country to New York for a fun-filled audio-based weekend. Today it's taking place at LES venue Fontana's with an all-day program that includes the "Podcast Panel" with Jason Zinoman of The New York Times, with guests Matt Braunger, Dave Hill and Julie Klausner. And lots more.

Kneebody, Daedelus @ Apple Store Soho
Jazz group Kneebody, who recently collaborated with Kimbra, now team with instrumental hip hop producer Daedelus. This is free and starts at 4 PM.

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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January 9, 2015

Neneh Cherry

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

Neneh Cherry, Sinkane, Kaki King @ Highline Ballroom
Nearly 30 years after "Buffalo Stance" (and with a new, Four Tet-produced LP under her belt), Neneh Cherry plays her first-ever NYC show tonight with solid support.

Future Islands, Operators, Wing Dam @ Terminal 5
Perhaps the biggest success story of 2014, Baltimore's Future Islands start their 2015 with their two biggest NYC shows to date. (This is #2.) If you're heading to T5 tonight, don't miss Operators, the new band from Dan Boeckner (Handsome Furs).

High on Fire, Windhand, Mountain of Wizard @ Saint Vitus (2 shows)
It's an excellent double bill at these two Vitus shows with sludgy stoners High on Fire and the highly melodic trad-doomers Windhand. Both are sold out.

!!! , Cheap Shots @ Union Pool
Punk-funk stalwarts !!! (Chk Chk Chk) are getting ready to head into the studio to record their new album. To make sure they're well prepared, they'll be playing their new material (and a few old favorites) this week at four consecutive nights at Union Pool. Tonight's the third.

YG, Nipsey Hussle @ Best Buy Theater
YG had a great 2014 with the release of his official debut album, the mostly DJ Mustard-produced My Krazy Life. His tour with Nipsey Hussle was supposed to happen in the fall but it got rescheduled and finally hits NYC tonight.

Hailu Mergia, Low Mentality, Alsarah and The Nubatones , The Happy Show (DJ) @ Baby's All Right
Ethiopian funk musician Hailu Mergia's 1985 album was an overlooked gem, but thanks to its 2013 reissue it's been getting the attention it deserves. Hailu now plays NYC relatively frequently, and tonight's his first of two shows here this weekend.

Rangda, Samara Lubelski/Marcia Bassett duo @ Baby's All Right
Rangda, the trio of Six Organs of Admittance's Ben Chasny, Sun City Girls' Richard Bishop, and Bjork/Kim Gordon/Thurston Moore/etc collaborator Chris Corsano, haven't played in a while but tonight they kick off a 2-night run of the Northeast. They say a new album's on the way, so maybe we'll hear new songs tonight. Samara Lubelski, who was in Thurston Moore's band Chelsea Light Moving, opens with a duo set with Zaimph's Marcia Bassett.

Tijuana Panthers, The Garden, Surfbort, Dances @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Southern California trio Tijuana Panthers keep things on the party side of the garage with some of it spilling into the beach.

Dr. Dog, Twain @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Dr. Dog are putting a live album out next week, and they're also about to kick off a run of eight NYC shows, with different openers. Tonight's the first show, with Twain opening.

Roman a Clef, Wins, Klaus @ Mercury Lounge
Do you wish Prefab Sprout were still a touring entity? Well you might want to check out Roman a Clef, which features members of A Sunny Day in Glasgow and Ice Choir who seem to be channelling serious Paddy McAloon vibes. Pretty Swoon-worthy stuff, indeed.

Jason Molina tribute @ Troost
Jason Molina (Songs: Ohia, Magnolia Electric Co) sadly passed away in 2013, and in his honor a tribute album was released this week. Tonight's the release party for that album which includes some of the musicians he played with in Songs: Ohia, Thalia Zedek, a Sparklehorse backing musician and more.

Dead Stars, Life Size Maps, Slonk Donkerson, Adult Dude @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
It's "Locals Only!" night at Brooklyn Night Bazaar with some of the borough's best indie rock bands on stage at this grownup playground of microbrews, fancy food truck eats, shopping, minigolf, pingpong and other activities. Free entry.

Slick Rick, Amy Lynn & The Gun Show @ Brooklyn Bowl
1988's Best Rapper Alive Slick Rick turns 50 next week and tonight the legendary MC celebrates his birthday at Brooklyn Bowl.

Peanut Butter Wolf, Breakbeat Lou @ Brooklyn Bowl
After Slick Rick, stick around for DJ and Stones Throw label head Peanut Butter Wolf brings the late night dance party.

Reggie Watts @ Blue Note
This is Reggie's first solo show since being named bandleader of Stephen Colbert's takeover of CBS' The Late Show. Reggie's blend of improv, comedy, beatboxing and loop-pedal mastery is usually worth catching.

Alex Calder, Laced, Donovan Blanc @ Cameo Gallery
Tonight's the record release party for Alex Calder's debut album, Strange Dreams. He plays with fellow Captured Tracks artist Donovan Blanc, and Laced which is Dustin from Beach Fossils' new band.

Crying, Painted Zeros, Glueboy, The Empty Gestures @ Silent Barn
Crying bring gameboy-fueled chiptune together with sugar-high pop punk, and they've got a not-so-secret weapon as their drummer.

Terror Pigeon, Stranger Cat, Blood Moon @ Silent Barn
After the Crying show, Silent Barn hosts another good lineup, this time from party-bringers Terror Pigeon and Cat Martino's electronic-tinged project, Stranger Cat.

Mother Falcon @ Littlefield
Many membered chamber pop collective Mother Falcon are playing NYC as part of the APAP conference tomorrow, but tonight they squeeze in another show here at Littlefield.

Vasudeva, Pinegrove, The Most, Nine of Swords, Co-Pilots @ Palisades
Some cool bands on this show, including mathy/dancey instrumental rockers Vasudeva, indie rockers Pinegrove, and screamo-y punks Nine of Swords.

Earl Boykins, Thick, Diet Cig, PWR BTTM @ Legion
Diet Cig hail from New Paltz and have an album coming on Father/Daughter produced by Christopher Daly (Porches, Quarterbacks), and if you're into the DIY pop that label is known for, you might dig Diet Cig too.

Nomadic Massive, Nation Beat's Carnival Caravan, Boogat, Aurelio, Rocky Dawuni, Daby Toure, Elizabeth Shepherd, Odessa/Havana @ DROM
There's a lot of artists on this world music APAP showcase at Drom, but one that's especially of note is Honduran musician Aurelio, who put out his well-received third album last year.

Patton Oswalt @ Carnegie Hall
With a new book out about his movie-obsessed years in '90s Los Angeles, Patton's been a busy guy this week in NYC, but this is his big, stand-up-centric centerpiece of his visit.

Winter Jazzfest
The 2015 edition of this yearly festival gets into full swing tonight with concerts at 10 different NYC venues.

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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