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The Flaming Lips at Wellmont Theatre in May (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
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Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

The Flaming Lips, Tame Impala, The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger @ Terminal 5
Two bands who love making far-out psychedelia, but not without keeping a sense of pop in mind -- The Flaming Lips and Tame Impala -- team up to co-headline two nights at Terminal 5. Opening both nights is The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, because with that much psychedelic pop at one show, you gotta have a Lennon on the bill, right?

Big Boi, Killer Mike @ Brooklyn Bowl
Big Boi's currently the more active member of Outkast and while his solo stuff isn't anything to ignore, you can usually count on hearing tons of 'Kast at his shows too. His frequent collaborator and fellow ATLien Killer Mike opens the show.

Liam McEneaney @ The Bell House
Funny guy Liam EcEneaney is throwing a release party for his new CD, Comedian, and has invited a bunch of equally clever friends Christian Finnegan, Jim Gaffigan, Todd Barry, Gilbert Gottfried, Hannibal Buress, plus musical guests Starlight Girls and The Summer Replacements. Tickets are still available.

Fountains of Wayne, Soul Asylum, Evan Dando @ State Theatre (NJ)
Fountains of Wayne headline this nostalgia-tinged tour that includes fellow '90s alt-stars Soul Asylum and Evan Dando. Don't be ashamed to sing along. This tour has two more NYC-area shows, playing Port Chester's Capitol Theater tomorrow, and then on Saturday (10/5) will be at Webster Hall.

Steely Dan @ Beacon Theatre
Donald Fagen and Walter Becker continue their seven-night run at Beacon, and theme of tonight's show is "Greatest Hits Night." So no need to scream for "Rikki Don't Lose That Number," they're probably going to play that. Tickets are still available.

Jenny Hval, Ludwig Persik @ Mercury Lounge
Norway's Jenny Hval makes the kind of forward-thinking art pop that falls somewhere between Laurie Anderson and PJ Harvey. Tonight's her first of two NYC shows. Check out the kinda NSFW video for "Innocence Is Kinky," below.

Warpaint, DJ Nelleke @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
It's been over two years since LA dream pop quartet Warpaint were in NYC, but that finally changes tonight. There's been talk of a new album -- which will be their first since their 2010 debut -- so hopefully we'll hear some of that new stuff tonight. Sold out.

Jagwar Ma, DJ Angus Gruzman @ Glasslands
Australia's Jagwar Ma, whose debut album owes much to the '90s baggy scene, made their American debut at Mercury Lounge last night and tonight they're at Glasslands. Sold out but they'll be back in December.

Prince Rama @ Clocktower Gallery
Tonight is the premiere of Prince Rama's film, Never Forever, a free-form bit of strangeness that includes both the "twisted world of a post-apocalyptic gym queen" and a "VR robot turned pop star." It looks kind of like The Apple? After the film there's a lecture, "Pop Music and the Apocalypse," from singer Taraka Larson. The event is sold-out but you can check out the trailer below.

Tyvek, Shark?, Darlings, Juan Wauters (The Beets) @ Death By Audio
On their way back from Goner Fest, Detroit noise punks Tyvek stop by Death by Audio to trash the place with a fine line-up of local openers.

Aaron Dilloway and Richard Pinhas, Matthew Regula, John Mannion, On a Clear Day @ Saint Vitus
Former Wolf Eyes' dude Aaron Dilloway tonight will play a collaboritive show with Richard Pinhas of '70s French prog band Heldon for what surely be some mind-expanding sounds.

Twin Peaks, Lost Boy?, Flagland, The Teen Age @ Shea Stadium
Chicago youngsters Twin Peaks make sprightly indie rock are back in town for two shows, and tonight's show also features The Teen Age who make equally catchy guitar pop.

Dita Von Teese @ Gramercy Theatre
Burlesque superstar Dita Von Teese continues her four-night run at Gramercy.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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Ian Hunter @ New York's The Paramount, December 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
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today in Chicago
* Papa, Doleful Lions @ Schubas
* Dan Croll, Max Jury, Doe Eye @ Empty Bottle
* Electric Six, My Jerusalem, Magicks @ Double Door
* Langhorne Slim & The Law, Jonny Fritz @ Lincoln Hall
* Cassettes on Tape, Schooner, Kangaroo @ The Burlington
* Ian Hunter and The Rant Band, Jon Langford @ City Winery Chicago
* Atlas Genius, Family Of The Year, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. @ House of Blues
* Prairie Porn, Rose Cult, Red Deer Cave People, Circus and the Fog @ Fireside Bowl

Electric Six, My Jerusalem, and Magicks play Double Door tonight.

Ian Hunter and The Rant Band begin their two-night run at City Winery Chicago tonight.

Toro y Moi have a new video for "Rose Quartz." Check it out below, and catch them at the Vic on October 30 with The Sea and Cake.

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words by Bill Pearis

Massive Attack V Adam Curtis @ Park Avenue Armory, 9/28/2013
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Having premiered at Manchester International festival in July, Massive Attack V Adam Curtis made its North American debut on Saturday night (9/28), the first of six shows at the cavernous Park Avenue Armory. Projection screens covered three sides of the main hall, including a translucent one in front of the stage. Massive Attack played behind it and were occasionally spotlighted though the screen and, when singers Elizabeth Fraser (of Cocteau Twins) and reggae legend and longtime collaborator Horace Andy were singing, occasionally projected onto it.

Co-creator and filmmaker Adam Curtis calls this "a musical entertainment about the power of illusion and the illusion of power." It is engrossing, powerful, and a little depressing. And not what really I'd call a concert, though one person near me tried really hard to dance through the whole thing. This is more a lecture with a live soundtrack. Using exclusively archival footage, Curtis fashions a complex essay on where he thinks politics, the media and the world went wrong starting in 1980 or so. The way he connects the dots -- Butterfly Effect style -- between seeming disparate happenings around the globe (involving Nicolae Ceaușescu, Donald Trump, Ted Turner, to name three) is fascinating, if heavy-handed (Curtis is on the Oliver Stone end of the Subtly Scale).

Massive Attack meanwhile, help the narrative with well-chosen covers (sometimes a little too on-the-nose), everything from The Archies to Bauhaus to Leadbelly (via Nirvana) and many points in between. Undoubtedly the most moving, haunting musical moment is when Liz Fraser sings "Everything is Going According to the Plan" by '80s Russian postpunk band, GrOb. Her voice, not heard live in NYC since the Cocteaus broke up, is still a magical, ethereal wonder and is, for some, reason enough to consider ponying up the dough for this.

The performances continue tonight (9/30) and then Wednesday - Friday (10/2 - 10/4). Friday is sold out but tickets are available to the other shows. We are also giving away a pair of tickets to Friday's show as well as the afterparty.

A few more pictures below...

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The Last of the Just

Before you head out to the Grand Theft Auto music events happening as part of the ongoing New York Film Festival tonight (9/30), here's a bit more about the films I've seen so far this festival:

Some films that did not do much for me:

When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism by the Romanian director Corneliu Poumbou -- This was another film about film and the making of a film. It features very long static shots, a trend of the Romanian New Wave of film going on today, of which this director is part of. In fact the whole film is only about 20 takes but did not connect with me at all. loved his last film Police, Adjective though.

Jimmy P Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian --- This one stars Benecio Del Toro and was directed by the French director Arnaud Desplechin whose 2004 film Kings & Queens was one of the best I saw that year. Based on a true story, it is just what the title states, a case study of the psychotherapy of a Native American ex soldier after WWII. Very well acted by both Del Toro and French actor Mathieu Amalric, but it was a completely unremarkable film to me. Another critic put it best to me. This would have been great if it was a PBS American Playhouse production.

The Missing Picture by Rithy Panh was loved by a number of people I saw it with. It is told with the use of both newsreel footage and clay figurines. It's a pretty harrowing story of the Khmer Rouge and their deadly atrocities in Cambodia and the direct affect on Panh, the only survivor of his family who all died in the refugee camps. While striking in content, I could not find my way in to it.

Finally, there were 3 fascinating documentaries I saw:

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photos by Greg Cristman; words by Doug Moore

Carcass @ Gramercy Theatre 9/26/2013

As we've mentioned a few times over the past couple of weeks, the dual Carcass and Immolation shows at Saint Vitus on 9/25 and at Gramercy Theater on 9/26 were two of the most hotly anticipated NYC metal events of the year. We've got a writeup and photos of the Gramercy gig, plus full-set videos from the Saint Vitus show, over at Invisible Oranges:

There were also a few bigger-venue-related glitches to deal with...But those problems aren't what I'll remember about this show. Instead, I'll remember Immo bashing through a set composed mostly of tunes from their underrated new album. (For real, though, guys: "Higher Coward" next time, please?) I'll remember Ross Dolan joking that the bands onstage were so old that the show should've been held at the Museum of Natural History. I'll remember Jeff Walker letting his punk roots show through in a string of snotty stage quips: joking that he might be 24-year-old drummer Dan Wilding's dad;, referring to the audience as "a chorizo fest"; and lashing out at 20 years' worth of Swansong criticism by pointing out that the opening cut was written in 1990, long before Carcass purportedly sold out. And, of course, I'll remember Carcass banging out a nearly flawless set that spanned all 28 years of their run.
You can read the whole thing over at IO.

Be sure to check out our Surgical Steel review and our Jeff Walker interview if you haven't. Take a peek at photos from the Gramercy gig (including Walker's awesome Thin Lizzy/Taco Bell shirt) and video from the Vitus gig below. You could also choose to give the Surgical Steel b-side "Zochrot," which was recently released as a Decibel flexi-disc, a spin while you take a look at the pics. It's streaming below as well.

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Tangerine Dream at Best Buy Theater in 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
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Bouncing Souls

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Bouncing Souls, Brian Fallon, Nude Beach, Aye Nako @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
The next BrooklynVegan-curated installment of the Red Bull Sound Select series happens tonight at Music Hall of Williamsburg. For this one, we teamed up with Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon to co-curate the show with us. He'll play a solo set before a headlining set from New Jersey punk forefathers Bouncing Souls (Hot Water Music drummer George Rebelo in tow), who were a large influence on Brian's band. Opening are two great smaller Brooklyn bands: punk-inspired power pop trio Nude Beach and self-defined homopop/queercore band Aye Nako, who make raw, honest pop punk.

Doors for the MHOW show open at 6:30 PM and the music starts at 8. Like all RBSS shows, admission is $3 at the door. First come, first served. Hope to see you there.

Massive Attack V Adam Curtis @ Park Avenue Armory
Trip hop pioneers Massive Attack have collaborated with filmmaker Adam Curtis for this thought-provoking sensory overload. Reggae legend Horace Andy and Cocteau Twins vocalist Liz Fraser add to the experience. Just don't expect a traditional concert.

Fat Tony, Mess Kid (DJ Set), Ezra Marcus (DJ Set), Skate Dude Thrash, Cumdrizzle, DJ Yung Primo @ 285 Kent Avenue
It's a <3CANDY<3FROM<3STRANGERS party.

Quinn Walker (of Suckers), Wild Yaks, Cameron Hull, Rewards, Lakutis, Dapwell (Das Racist, DJ Set) @ Cameo Gallery
Some members of NYC's indie pop and alt-hip hop scene come together for this Cameo show tonight.

Ed Askew, Mary Lattimore & Jeff Zeigler, The Monte de Rosas Band @ Death By Audio
Folk legend Ed Askew is pretty active on the NYC scene these days, and tonight he's performing with a full band that includes Mary Lattimore, Diane Cluck, Bobby Copperhead, and Matthew Robinson.

Jagwar Ma @ Mercury Lounge
Australia's Jagwar Ma, whose debut album owes much to the '90s baggy scene, make their American debut tonight. Sold out, as is tomorrow's Glasslands show. But they'll be back in December.

Susanne Sundfor, For Every Story Untold @ Mercury Lounge
You may know Susanne Sundfor as an M83 or a Royksopp collaborator, but the Norwegian art pop artist also has a number of her own records out, and her solo material is of quality too

Eleanor, Couches, Beach Arabs, Backlights, Maya Vik @ Pianos
Here's another chance to catch San Francisco's grungy, poppy Couches while they're still in town.

Moon Tooth, Vulture Shit, War Generation, Basal Gang, The People's Temple Project @ Saint Vitus Bar
Long Island metal band Moon Tooth, who Metal Sucks compared to Torche, Mastodon, and Baroness, headline this show at Saint Vitus. If you're headed to this one, don't miss guitar-less Brooklyn punks Vulture Shit.

Steely Dan @ Beacon Theatre
Donald Fagen and Walter Becker start their seven-night run at Beacon, tonight doing their classic Aja in full, plus "selected hits." You can still get tickets.

Tangerine Dream, The Alchemist, Oh No, Woody Jackson @ Church of St. Paul The Apostle
If you haven't left your house since Grand Theft Auto V came out, this might be a good reason to. Four of the game's key composers, ambient legends Tangerine Dream, hip hop producers The Alchemist and Oh No, and composer Woody Jackson (Red Dead Redemption, LA Noire) are performing at this NY Film Fest-related event tonight. Recommended for non-video game nerds too.

Flying Lotus, Gilles Peterson @ Le Poisson Rouge
After that GTAV show, there's an official afterparty with Flying Lotus and BBC's Gilles Peterson, who both hosts radio shows in the game.

Dita Von Teese @ The Gramercy Theatre
Burlesque superstar Dita Von Teese begins her four-night run at Gramercy. Tickets are still available.

Typhoon, Radiation City, My Body @ Le Poisson Rouge
Like Sufjan and Beruit? Maybe it's time to check out this Portland's orch-pop ensemble.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac does his weekly Night Train comedy show at Littlefield with guests James Adomian, Streeter Seidell, Katina Corrao, J.F. Harris, Josh Makinda, and more.

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

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Sigur Ros @ Laneway Festival Detroit earlier this month (more by James Richards IV)
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today in Chicago
* San Fermin, Kellen & Me @ Hideout
* MS MR, Wildcat! Wildcat! @ Lincoln Hall
* Sigur Ros, Julianna Barwick @ Auditorium Theatre
* Suzanne Vega, Leif Vollebekk @ City Winery Chicago
* Week of Wonders, The Sueves, Zigtebra @ The Burlington
* Mac Blackout, Le Tour, The Sueves, SkyMaul @ Empty Bottle (Free Show)

Sigur Ros and Julianna Barwick play the Auditorium Theatre.

Week of Wonders, The Sueves, and Zigtebra play The Burlington.

Suzanne Vega plays her second of two shows at City Winery Chicago with opener Leif Vollebekk tonight.

Forest Swords has a new video for "Thor's Stone" off of this year's great Engravings. Check it out below.

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Jenny Hval
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today in Chicago
* Wolf Eyes @ The Owl
* Hyde Park Jazz Festival (Day 2)
* Nat Baldwin, Justin Walter @ Hideout
* Cody Chesnutt, Myron & E @ Lincoln Hall
* Johnathan Rice, Bonzie @ Bottom Lounge
* Suzanne Vega, Al Rose @ City Winery Chicago
* Jenny Hval, Acteurs, The Humminbird @ Empty Bottle
* DTCV, Thunders, Damp Hay @ Township (Late Show)
* Twin Forks, Matrimony, Kodiak Farm Boys @ Subterranean
* Rvivr, Daylight Robbery, Boxsledder @ Township (Early Show)
* Week of Wonders, Hollow Boys @ Saki Records (Free; In-store)
* Murder By Death, Larry and His Flask, The Blind Staggers @ Reggie's

Norwegian art pop musician Jenny Hval makes her Chicago debut at the Empty Bottle tonight. Acteurs and The Hummingbird will get things started.

Wolf Eyes play The Owl.

Murder by Death, Larry and His Flask, and The Blind Staggers play Reggie's.

Nat Baldwin and Justin Walter play the Hideout.

Seattle's Week of Wonders play a 4PM in-store at Saki Records with Hollow Boys. You can also catch them at The Burlington on Monday night (9/30).

Hyde Park Jazz Festival 2013 finishes off tonight.

The final episode of Breaking Bad airs at 8PM Central. Don't have cable // AMC? The Burlington will be screening it in their live room through the projector and sound system.

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Jack White at Roseland Ballroom in 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Jack White

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

'Inside Llewyn Davis' concert @ Town Hall
The new Coen Brothers movie, Inside Llewyn Davis, which takes place in NYC's '60s folk music scene, screens at this year's NY Film Festival, and today there's a celebration happening at Town Hall. The film's music will be performed by a number of huge guests, including Jack White, Patti Smith , Colin Meloy, Conor Oberst, Joan Baez, Marcus Mumford, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Punch Brothers, Avett Brothers, and more.

Massive Attack V Adam Curtis @ Park Avenue Armory
Trip hop pioneers Massive Attack have collaborated with filmmaker Adam Curtis for this thought-provoking sensory overload. Reggae legend Horace Andy and Cocteau Twins vocalist Liz Fraser add to the experience. Just don't expect a traditional concert.

Darwin Deez, Caged Animals, Celestial Shore @ Knitting Factory
This is the second time Darwin Deez and Caged Animals have toured together this year, and this is the final stop for this round of dates. Celestial Shore open.

Guitar Wolf, The Coathangers, Coward @ Santos Party House
Over from Japan for Goner Fest, zombie-fighting garage rocker Guitar Wolf pulls into town tonight with tourmates The Coathangers. It doesn't get much more rock n' roll than this.

The Dodos, Dustin Wong @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
With their fifth album out this summer, The Dodos are relative indie vets at this point, having honed their anthemic, rhythmically-charged sound into well-oiled -- and still enjoyable -- machine. Loop pedal master Dustin Wong opens the show and tickets are still available.

Dope Body, Guardian Alien, PC Worship @ Glasslands
Baltimore noise rockers Dope Body were already in NYC twice this month, having opened for Scout Niblett a couple weeks ago and for Fucked Up last night, and tonight they headline a show here at Glasslands. Opening are two local noisemakers, Guardian Alien (aka former Liturgy drummer Greg Fox) and PC Worship.

Electric Six, My Jerusalem, Les Sans Culottes @ Bowery Ballroom
Detroit's Electric Six have been making tongue-in-cheek, id-overload, disco party rock for over a decade. They'll release their ninth album, Mustang, on October 8.

Ben UFO, Pearson Sound, Pangaea @ Output
It's a Hessle Audio label night at Output with the same lineup that played the venue back in April. If you haven't already, check out Ben UFO's Fabriclive.67 mix.

Ski Lodge, NGHBRS, The Melodic @ Brooklyn Bowl
The School Night series is presenting this show featuring Ski Lodge, NGHBRS and The Melodic. It's free with RSVP; otherwise $5 at the door.

John Zorn, Mike Patton, John Medeski, Trevor Dunn & more @ Le Poisson Rouge
Avant-sax great John Zorn continues his run of Zorn@60 concerts with two shows (6:30 and 10 PM) tonight with some pretty exciting guests, including Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Tomahawk). And Marc Ribot will be at the early show.

Lea Bertucci, C. Spencer Yeh, Okkyung Lee, I'd M Theft Able, Thomas Dexter @ Silent Barn
It's a night of experimental music at Silent Barn, including Lea Bertucci (for whom the show is a record release), violinist C. Spencer Yeh, and more.

Chick Corea @ Blue Note
Jazz fusion pianist Chick Corea, known for collaborations with Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, and others, wraps up his 6-night run at The Blue Note tonight.

Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival @ The Bell House
This is the last night of the Eugene Mirman Comedy Fest and is a party for the season premiere of terrific FOX animated comedy Bob's Burgers, which Mirman is on. Tonight will also feature appearances by fellow cast members Jon Benjamin, Kristen Schaal and a host of surprise guests.

Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival @ Union Hall
Meanwhile over at Union Hall, the EMCF is hosting Creaghead & Company, which they playfully note, "Thoughtfully Included Since It Was Scheduled Here Anyway." Tonight's show is with Myq Kaplan, Ken Reid, Mike Drucker, James Adomian, and Aparna Nancherla.

Hannibal Buress @ Knitting Factory
Big league comedy talent (Chris Rock, Louis CK, etc) show up regularly (and unannounced) for Hannibal's very popular free comedy show at Knitting Factory's front bar. Get there early.

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

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"New Cast Member or Arcade Fire?" / "live" from Club Salsatheque
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As you may know, Montreal's Arcade Fire are in NYC this weekend and were just musical guests for the season premiere of Saturday Night Live, and they played the title track from the forthcoming Reflektor, as well as "Afterlife" from the album. They also appeared in game show parody, "New Castmember or Arcade Fire?," that also featured host Tina Fey.

After SNL, the 30-minute NBC Arcade Fire special was not a live event, as some had speculated/hoped, but a pre-taped concert from, what appeared to be mostly shot at Club Salsathèque in Montreal (where they played earlier this month) that featured cameos from Michael Cera, Bono, Zach Galifianakis, James Franco, Bill Hader and others. New songs included "Here Comes the Night Time", plus "We Exist" and "Normal People."

No video has surfaced yet but we'll add when it's up. UPDATE: The videos of both SNL appearances and the game show parody are up now, and can be watched below.

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photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Atoms for Peace @ Barclays Center 9/27/2013
Atoms For Peace, James Holden @ Barclays Center - 9/27/2013
Atoms For Peace, James Holden @ Barclays Center - 9/27/2013

Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich's Atoms for Peace hit Barclays Center last night (9/27), as part of their tour, with all the crescendos and dramatic lighting effects you'd expect. The group -- which also includes Flea on bass, stalwart drummer Joey Waronker and Mauro Refosco on additional percussion -- played a good chunk of both Yorke's Eraser and this year's Atoms for Peace album, Amok, plus his UNKLE track, "Rabbit in the Headlights" and Radiohead b-side, "Paperbag Writer." If you went, what did you think of the show? Pictures of the show are in this post.

James Holden opened the show and he plays again tonight with Four Tet which, if you didn't hear has moved locations. No longer at Williamsburg's Riverfront Studios, the show's is now happening at 251 W 30th St in Manhattan, which is the space that once housed Rebel NYC. Doors are at 10 PM.

More pics from Barclays Center, plus the setlist, are below.


Black Swan

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Phoenix @ Lollapalooza 2013 (more by James Richards IV)
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today in Chicago
* Mother Falcon @ Constellation
* Hyde Park Jazz Festival (Day 1)
* Billy Bragg, Joe Purdy @ SPACE
* Phoenix, The Vaccines @ Aragon Ballroom
* Wavves, King Tuff, Jacuzzi Boys @ Park West
* Brokeback, Jim Becker, Joe Adamik @ Hideout
* Pink Frost, Outer Minds, Touched By A Ghoul @ Empty Bottle
* Ewert & The Two Dragons, Trapper Schoepp, Ode @ Beat Kitchen
* Calabrese, Creepy Band, The Hallow, Ghost Sector @ Ultra Lounge
* Many Places, Moritat, The Field Auxilary, Handsome Lady @ Township
* The Van Goghs, Soft Speaker, Black Cat Heart Attack @ The Burlington
* Mike Golden, White Mystery, Amrita, Low Spark, Ariada @ Concord Music Hall
* Cocks Members, Douglas J McCarthy, Die Warzau, Acucrack, The Clay People, En Esch, Bile @ Metro
* The Growlers, Cosmonauts, Gap Dream, together PANGEA, White Mystery, The Memories, White Fang, Colleen Green @ Subterranean

Phoenix and The Vaccines play Aragon Ballroom tonight.

Pink Frost play a record release show for Sundowning at the Empty Bottle.

Billy Bragg and Joe Purdy play their second of two shows at SPACE.

Brokeback, Jim Becker, and Joe Adamik play the Hideout.

Hyde Park Jazz Festival 2013 begins today with performances by the Ken Vandermark Ensemble, Jeff Parker Trio, Frank Rosaly, the John Burnett Orchestra, Mike Reed's People, Places & Things, and many more.

Superchunk performed "Void" and "Driveway to Driveway" on Fallon last night. Bassist Laura Ballance, who hasn't been touring with the band lately, joined them for the TV appearance. Check out the footage below.

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Aimee Mann & Ted Leo @ The Paramount - 9/27/2013
Aimee Mann & Ted Leo @ The Paramount - 9/27/2013

Aimee Mann and Ted Leo have started a new musical partnership called #BOTH and have done a few shows together as this new collaboration. They're also currently on a tour together, playing separate sets, and that tour hit Austin last night (9/27) at The Paramount. Both Ted and Aimee are charming and great storytellers, making for a very entertaining evening. Despite the way the tour is being billed, Ted did join Aimee for a taste of what's to come from #BOTH.  We can't wait to hear more.

In the meantime, more pictures from Ted and Aimee's sets at The Paramount are below.

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

Massive Attack V Adam Curtis @ Park Avenue Armory
Trip hop pioneers Massive Attack have collaborated with filmmaker Adam Curtis for this thought-provoking sensory overload. Reggae legend Horace Andy and Cocteau Twins vocalist Liz Fraser add to the experience. Just don't expect a traditional concert. Tonight's show is sold out but you can still get tickets to some of the other five performances.

Four Tet, James Holden, George Fitzgerald, JDH & Dave P @ 251 W 30th St.
Last night, James Holden opened for Thom Yorke's Atoms for Peace at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, and tonight he opens for Thom's pal Four Tet at Riverfront Studios, the same Brooklyn venue that the multimedia Station to Station tour stopped at. This should be an interesting night.

UPDATE: "Due to issues w/ Cinespace, Sat's event w/ Four Tet & James Holden has been moved to 251 W 30th St. All advance tickets will be honored."

Fucked Up, Dope Body, Lodro @ Le Poisson Rouge
Fucked Up, the hardcore band that makes 75+ minute rock operas and has one of the most fun live shows around, returns to NYC tonight. It hasn't been long, but we're not complaining. Good openers too.

'We Have An Anchor' @ BAM
Jem Cohen presents his new work as part of BAM's Next Wave Festival, a cinematic tribute to Nova Scotia with live music by a band that reads like an ATP line-up: Guy Picciotto (Fugazi), Jim White (Dirty Three), Efrim Manuel Menuck and Sophie Trudeau (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Thee Silver Mt. Zion), and more. Tonight's the second of three performances.

Superchunk, Spider Bags @ Bowery Ballroom
One of America's quintessential indie rock bands remain at the top of their game: the new I Hate Music is packed with hooks and, live, Mac can still land a flying leap off the drum riser. The second of two sold-out out shows at Bowery.

Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon, Alicia Keys, John Mayer, Elvis Costello @ Central Park Great Lawn
The Global Citizen Festival returns to Central Park with a lot of famous people (but not the only famous people in NYC this weekend).

zZz, Tempers, The Naked Heroes @ Death By Audio
Not to be confused with Brooklyn-via-Japan's ZZZ's, zZz is a gothy Dutch band and tonight they're in NYC for a show at Death by Audio. And local goths Tempers (who do a killer Swans cover) are not to miss.

Jason Lescalleet, Graham Labkin, Seth Cluett @ Issue Project Room
The Issue Project Room's 10th anniversary celebration continues tonight, with an experimental collaboration between Graham Lambkin and Jason Lescalleet.

Typhoon, Radiation City @ Littlefield
Like Sufjan and Beruit? Maybe it's time to check out this Portland's orch-pop ensemble. Tonight's show is sold out, but you can still get tickets to Monday's show at Le Poisson Rouge.

John Zorn (A Museum-Wide Celebration), Mike Patton, Kenny Wollesen, Carol Emanuel, Jay Campbell, Chris Otto, Erik Friedlander @ Metropolitan Museum of Art
Hang with John Zorn all day (10 AM - 8:30 PM) as part of the last weekend of the Zorn@60 celebration. Today he'll be performing with Bill Frisell, Mike Patton, Erik Friedlander, Abby Fischer and more. Free with museum admisstion.

Shilpa Ray, Zerobridge, Ranjit (& the Ambassadors) @ Paper Box
Garage rocker Shilpa Ray has a few local shows coming up, like tonight's at Paper Box.

The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival @ The Bell House
The EMCF continues tonight with the return of Hot Tub w/ Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal. Guests include Eugene Mirman, Nick Turner, Leo Allen, Bridget Everett, and more. Sold out.

The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival @ Union Hall
You can also catch more EMCF action at Union Hall, and tonight's show is called "Comics We Hope Don't Move to LA (Though We Understand There Is Much More Work There)." Those comics would be Sean Donnelly, Jena Friedman, Claudia Cogan, Josh Gondelman, Dan St. Germain, and The Lucas Brothers. Tickets are still available.

Low Fat Getting High, The Netherlands, Problem With Dragons @ The Grand Victory
Yet another chance to rock out with promising Brooklyn punk band Low Fat Getting High. Also on the bill: Timo Ellis' nutso synthpunk/metal band The Netherlands.

Jimmy Cliff @ Webster Hall
One of reggae's true living legends, Jimmy Cliff truly needs no introduction and at 65 still going strong. Tickets are still available.

Future Blondes, Teleoahqaal, Key of Shame, Skullcaster, Love Goat @ Acheron
Future Blondes and Skullcaster just teamed up for a Nothing Changes party earlier in the week, and tonight they bring their dark sounds to the Acheron.

Goosebumps, White Line Fever, Creeping Dose, Ivy @ Lulu's
Goosebumps make the kind of menacing hardcore that you really have to see live, and tonight you'll get a chance to do so, as they return to Lulu's.

Susanne Sundfor, The Mast @ Glasslands
You may know Susanne Sundfor as an M83 or a Royksopp collaborator, but the Norwegian art pop artist also has a number of her own records out, and her solo material is of quality too.

Trash Talk, Ratking, SECRET GUEST @ 285 Kent Avenue
Odd Future Records-signed rowdy punks Trash Talk return to 285 Kent for a headlining date in the middle of their tour with Danny Brown and Action Bronson. It's a venue they (and their Odd Future pals) have brought chaos to before. Wonder what goes down tonight.

Van She, Penguin Prison, French Horn Rebellion @ Le Poisson Rouge
You might not know this, but Australians like making shamelessly big, catchy synth pop. No seriously. Just ask Cut Copy. Or The Presets. Or like, Empire of the Sun. Van She are no exception to this rule, and tonight they play a smaller venue than those bands usually play in NYC, so it should be an intimate, shamelessly fun time.

Chick Corea @ Blue Note
Jazz fusion pianist Chick Corea, known for collaborations with Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, and others, continues his 6-night run at The Blue Note tonight.

Screaming Females, Waxahatchee, Tenement, Kicking Spit @ Asbury Lanes
If you missed this awesome tour of Don Giovanni labelmates when it came through NYC (or if you live in New Jersey, or prefer seeing shows there), you'll get one more chance tonight. This bill is rounded out by yet another Don Giovanni band, Kicking Spit.

Soul Clap & Dance Off w/ Jonathan Toubin @ Brooklyn Bowl
Jonathan Toubin spins world-famous '60s soul 45s at his extremely popular Soul Clap party. Kid Kongo Powers is tonight's guest DJ.

Arcade Fire @ SNL
Tonight's also the season premiere of Saturday Night Live with musical guest Arcade Fire. After SNL, NBC is airing a half-hour concert special at 1 AM.

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

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Phosphorescent at Metro on 9.20.2013
Phosphorescent, Indians @ Metro - 9/21/2013

After their appearance at Laneway Festival Detroit earlier this month, Matthew Houck's Phosphorescent toured through Chicago for a performance at Metro with Indians. Their 9/20 headlining set was heavy on this year's great Muchacho, but they also gave a nod to 2010's Here's to Taking It Easy by performing "Tell Me Baby" and "Nothing Was Stolen." Pictures and their complete setlist from Metro are in this post. More below...

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Tricky @ Osheaga 2013 (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
Tricky

Oh man:

TRICKY -PROBLEMS PROCESSING HIS POLICE RECORDS LEAD TO FURTHER POSTPONMENT OF US TOUR

Tricky will have to cancel some of the dates on his US tour due to further visa problems. The tour will now start in San Francisco at the Treasure Island Festival and conclude with a re-arranged date in New York on October 26.

Tricky has some juvenile offences for joyriding and forgery of the crown and the US authorities require full disclosure before granting any visas. The new hold-up has been in getting this information from the UK police authorities.

Tricky said "The most upsetting thing about this, whatever happens it seems like it's me letting people down. Other people have always dealt with visas for me and it turns out that they have not advised me properly. Now I have been advised that this was going to be straightforward and easily done in time for this tour and now this has happened."

Visas are expected to be granted in time for the shows in San Francisco, New York, Asheville and LA and Tricky will looking to tour fully in 2014.

Tricky was supposed to play Webster Hall in NYC on June 13. That was postponed to 10/2, and now that show is 10/26. All tickets from the previous shows will be honored. Our contest for tickets to the show is now back open as well.

UPDATED dates are listed below...

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by PSquared

Inside Llewyn Davis, press conference & still
Llewyn
Llewyn

Tonight marks the start of the 51st annual NY Film Festival at Lincoln Center. As with every year, the collection of films and events presented are varied and eclectic and surprisingly this time includes a number of comedies, something rare for this festival. Rockstar Games will have a presence in honor of the new Grand Theft Auto game. There are plenty of avant garde films, documentaries and restored classic revivals. There's Jim Jarmusch's vampire romance Only Lovers Left Alive, and Spike Jonze's Her (with its Arcade Fire soundtrack). This year includes an always welcome retrospective of some of Jean-Luc Godard's works including the surreal, funny and one of my favorites of his, Alphaville. Also Weekend and the still unjustly maligned Hail Mary. Most of the films this year as with every year are already sold out but you can almost always find someone selling a ticket outside before or take your chances on the waiting line. Get there early if you really want to see a certain film.

We are covering the festival this year and I've already seen a number of the films. Below is a short handy guide to what I have seen so far and loved with others not so much. We will be back once the festival is over with reviews of the rest of the films. So take some time out from your busy concert going and go catch one of these films. Also, here is your obvious spoiler alert if you are one who chooses to not know anything about a film before seeing it.

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Captain Phillips
Captain Phillips

Let's start off with tonight's gala opening Captain Phillips, the new film from director Paul Greengrass who directed the second and third Bourne films among others. He was at the festival years ago with his first, and I think best film, Bloody Sunday. In this film he once again looks to tell a real life story, this one being the 2009 hijacking of the MV Maersk Alabama ship off the coast of Somalia and starring Tom Hanks playing the by the books, stoic and heroic Captain Richard Phillips. The film is based on Phillips novel about the hijacking. It is this year's Zero Dark Thirty although I didn't enjoy it as much as that one. It is a very good film and gripping at times but at 2 hours and 13 minutes it drags a bit in places. Hanks is, as always, masterful but really comes alive in the last half hour. The performance to watch here though is by a first time actor named Barkhad Abdi, who plays Muse the "captain" of the Somali pirates. Both terrifying and revealing.

Next up and probably of most interest here to BV readers is the new film from the Coen Brothers, Inside Llewyn Davis, making its U.S. premiere at the fest. While it is a fictional story, it takes its heart from the autobiography of Dave Van Ronk, "The Mayor of Macdougal Street", a must read for anyone interested in music. The movie is set in one week in the winter of 1961 following the life of LLewyn Davis, an earnest singer trying to navigate the folk scene and his own misfortunes in NYC and beyond, before the likes of Bob Dylan would show up soon after and explode it into something else entirely. I walked out of this yesterday liking but not loving it. It has all the trademarks the brothers are known for. Music wise, they are again working with T Bone Burnett as they did in O Brother Where Art Thou of which this film shares a lot of similarities, and like that film has some really amazing songs and music filled set pieces. It should make Sunday's tribute show at Town Hall a real treat. It is beautifully shot all in NYC. It is filled with quirky and wonderful supporting characters including Coen mainstay John Goodman playing an acerbic jazz musician junkie. F Murray Abraham, a Chicago club owner that bears a striking resemblance to the notorious Albert Grossman, Adam Driver from Girls as a cowboy hat wearing singer named Al Cody who is a dead ringer for Ramblin' Jack Elliot. Justin Timberlake and Carey Mulligan as folk duo Jean and Jim. Oscar Issac, who plays the lead character, is a fine upcoming actor who also played in a Florida based ska/punk band called The Blinking Underdogs. His performance as with all the performances in the film are just great to watch. My not loving the film came from what I thought was a thin story but truth be told, as I have thought about the film hours after, it has grown on me immensely. Needless to say I can't wait to see it again.

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by Wyatt Marshall

Vatican Shadow at Drone Activity in Progress in May (more by PSquared)
Vatican Shadow

We just discussed a slew of Halloween shows earlier this week, including Cypress Hill and Redman at Best Buy Theater (10/30) (tickets), the current iteration of The Misfits at BB King's (10/30) with The Attack (tickets), and many more.

Brooklyn's Output just announced their Halloween (10/31) show, and it should appeal to those looking for something both sinister and dance-y. Dominick Fernow (Prurient) will headline as his "militant religious industrial" act Vatican Shadow with support from Raime, Silent Servant, Veronica Vasicka and Becka Diamond. Raime is performing what is being billed as their "AV premiere," so expect visuals. You should also expect this show to run late--doors are at 10pm, and Vatican Shadow typically doesn't bring his high-energy show to the stage until after midnight on a normal night. Tickets for the show are on sale here and here.

As we recently mentioned, Vatican Shadow has a new LP, Remember Your Black Day, coming out on 10/21 through Fernow's own Hospital Productions label.

The Output show is part of a tour that Raime is on, which hit San Francisco with Pharmakon last night (9/26) and also includes the Blackest Ever Black showcase in London with Dominick Fernow's power-electronics persona Prurient and Tropic of Cancer. All Raime dates are listed below.

Speaking of, Tropic of Cancer just released a beautiful and haunting video for "Plant Lilies in my Head" and recently put out her debut LP, Restless Idylls. Watch that video below.

In other Halloween news, as discussed, the NYC Halloween Parade is back for its 40th installment after being cancelled last-minute in the wake of Hurricane Sandy last year. The 11th-hour cancellation caused some financial hardship, and organizers have launched a Kickstarter. The campaign is a little less than half-way to its 50k goal.

Watch Tropic of Cancer's video, and see Raime's tour dates, below...

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by Bill Pearis

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When sludgy NJ/Bushwick shoegazers Sweet Bulbs disintegrated two years ago or so, it spawned both Heaven's Gate and then Butter the Children. Heaven's Gate took some of their old band's dreamy noise, but took it in a significantly different direction. Singer Jess Paps is much more of a belter, not unlike, say, Exene Cervenka. The group began playing to her strengths and Heaven's Gate became more of punky rock band, while still using a lot of effects pedals. The band's debut album, Transmuting, came out this week and is a terrific representation of what Heaven's Gate have become -- confident, hooky, and pretty damn kick-ass. You can stream the whole thing below.

Heaven's Gate celebrate the release of Transmuting tonight (9/27) at Silent Barn with a strong undercard: LODRO, Blanche Blanche Blanche, and Extra Feeler.

Meanwhile, for those that still miss Sweet Bulbs, the band will be doing a one-off reunion during CMJ, happening at Silent Barn on October 18. The line-up's pretty good over all, with Total Slacker, ADVAETA, Honduras, TANK, Slonk Donkerson and Haybaby. It's an unofficial CMJ show (the flyer jokingly says it's two dollars more with a badge) and more info is here.

Heaven's Gate album stream below...

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Billy Bragg @ City Winery Chicago in April (more by Cory Dewald)
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today in Chicago
* Billy Bragg, Joe Purdy @ SPACE
* Travis, Luke Rathborne @ the Vic
* Tom Odell, Vance Joy @ Subterranean
* Travis @ Reckless Records (Free; In-store)
* Snowmine, KSRA, Taught Abroad @ Hideout
* Meat Puppets, Enemy Planes @ Empty Bottle
* Houses, Jamaican Queens, Mister Suit @ Schubas
* Iron and Wine, Widowspeak @ The Chicago Theatre
* Darto, Radiant Republic @ Saki Records (Free; In-store)
* Tiger & Woods, Maxxi Soundsystem, Mayhem @ The Mid
* Chicken Happen, Velociraptor, Ese, Roach Beach @ Quenchers
* Gold Fields, Rush Midnight, Red Jr., You Are Here @ Double Door
* The Gunshy, Sean Bonnette, Geronimo!, Rad Payoff @ Beat Kitchen
* The Orb, DJ John Curley, Abstract Science DJs @ Concord Music Hall
* Prong, Iron Lung Corp, 16 Volt, Skrew, Hate Dept., Evil Mothers, Plague Bringer @ Metro

Billy Bragg begins his two-night stand at SPACE tonight.

90s Scottish indie rockers Travis play the Vic and a 5PM acoustic in-store at Reckless Records (Lakeview) tonight.

Meat Puppets and Enemy Planes play the Bottle.

Iron and Wine and Widowspeak play The Chicago Theatre.

The Orb, DJ John Curley, and Abstract Science DJs play Concord Music Hall.

Darto and Radiant Republic play a 4PM in-store at Saki Records.

Tim Hecker has a new video for "Black Refraction," a cut that appears on his forthcoming Virgins LP (due out on 10/14 via Kranky). Check it out below, and catch him at Constellation on December 14 as part of Kranky 20.

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Atoms for Peace @ Roseland Ballroom, 2010 (more by Bao Nguyen)
Atoms for Peace

Superchunk @ A.V. Fest 2013 (more by Jeff Ryan)
Superchunk

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

"We Have An Anchor" @ BAM
Jem Cohen presents his new work as part of BAM's Next Wave Festival, a cinematic tribute to Nova Scotia with live music by a band that reads like an ATP line-up: Guy Picciotto (Fugazi), Jim White (Dirty Three), Efrim Manuel Menuck and Sophie Trudeau (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Thee Silver Mt. Zion), and more. Tonight's the second of three performances.

Atoms for Peace @ Barclays Center
Though Thom Yorke might love dancing on stage no matter what band he's in, Atoms for Peace gives him a great excuse to do so. The first album as a full band, this year's AMOK, is possibly Thom's most beat-oriented album yet. Expect to hear much of that, much of Thom's solo record, The Eraser, and some other surprises from throughout his career thrown in as well.

Superchunk, Spider Bags @ Bowery Ballroom
One of America's quintessential indie rock bands remain at the top of their game: the new I Hate Music is packed with hooks and, live, Mac can still land a flying leap off the drum riser. The first of two sold-out out shows at Bowery.

US Girls, Spacin', Onakabazien, DJs Pete Swanson & Slim Twig @ Death By Audio
Toronto experimental pop artist U.S. Girls (aka Meg Remy) is back in Brooklyn tonight to play a release show for her new EP, Free Advice Column. Also on the bill is hip hop producer Onakabazien (who collaborated with her on the new EP) and Philly garage rockers Spacin' (who, like Purling Hiss, have ties to Birds of Maya).

Aeroplane, Light Year, JDH & Dave P @ Highline Ballroom
Better known for his killer remixes -- like the one for Friendly Fires' "Paris" featuring Au Revoir Simone -- then his originals, Aeorplane (aka Belgium's Vito de Luca) is a master DJ who knows how to set a dancefloor soaring. Check out a stream of his "All Night Long" mix below

The Legendary Pink Dots, Orbit Service @ Knitting Factory
Edward Ka-Spel and Phil Knight have been making gothy, baroque psychedelia for over 30 years and remain shockingly prolific: The Gethsemane Option, is their... we actually lost count how many records they've released. Legendary indeed.

Har Mar Superstar, Reputante, Lizzo @ Knitting Factory
Entertaining goofball Har Mar Superstar can turn any place into a sweaty party, given his ability to mimic '80s R&B and funk... he can breakdance too.  Fellow Minneapolis native Lizzo opens.

The Sadies @ Mercury Lounge
These long-running and underappreciated twangy Canadians just released Internal Sounds, their 16th album in 15 years.

Le1f, Antwon, Lakutis @ Santos Party House
These three genre-defying rappers have been on tour together and tonight they hit Santos Party House.

Heaven's Gate, LODRO, Blanche Blanche Blanche, Extra Feeler @ Silent Barn
Having formed two years ago from the ashes of the short-lived (and missed) Sweet Bulbs, Heaven's Gate took their old band's droning guitar roar into new territory. Their debut, Transmuting, hit this week and is a powerhouse rock record. Tonight's the record release party, with a pretty great set of openers.

Portugal. The Man, Crystal Fighters @ Terminal 5
These proggy alt-rockers returned with a Danger Mouse-produced album earlier this year, and if you can picture what Portugal. The Man and Danger Mouse would sound like together in a studio... well that's kinda what this sounded like. Check out the weirdo-funky sounds at Terminal 5 tonight.

The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival @ The Bell House
Night Two of the EMCF features two shows at The Bell House: early its "Startalk: Live" with hosts Neil deGrasse Tyson and Eugene Mirman welcoming a bunch of surely big name surprise guests (sold out); the late show is "Invite Them Up!" with Bobby Tisdale, Eugene Mirman, Michael Che, Mehran Khaghani, Michael Ian Black, and Todd Barry. You can still get tickets to that one.

The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival @ Union Hall
Meanwhile at Union Hall, the Mirman Fest is happening too, and tonight's show title explains itself: "Comics Marc Maron Will Probably Resent in the Next Couple of Years," specifically Mike Lawrence, Adam Newman, Seaton Smith, Jim Tews, Kate Berlant, Ahmed Bharoocha.

Richard Thompson, Teddy Thompson @ Town Hall
Folk legend and guitar hero Richard Thompson has been touring pretty much constantly since the release of his new album, Electric, back in February. Tonight he keeps things all in the family - his talented son, Teddy, opens.

Tegan and Sara @ Starland Ballroom
Tegan and Sara have been touring behind their poppy new album Heartthrob this year, and after hitting the NYC-area a few times, tonight they're back for a NJ show at the newly-reopened Starland Ballroom.

The Suburbs, Shake the Baron @ Mercury Lounge
Secret show theorists back off! The Arcade Fire may be in town for SNL, but this is The Suburbs, the cult Minneapolis new wave band who just released the not-bad-at-all Si Sauvage, their first album in 27 years.

Chick Corea @ Blue Note
Jazz fusion pianist Chick Corea, known for collaborations with Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, and others, continues his 6-night run at The Blue Note tonight.

John Zorn @ Miller Theatre
Avant-sax great John Zorn continues his Zorn at 60 concerts that have been going on all year.

toe, Birthmark @ Glasslands
Japanese post/math rockers toe have been around for over a decade, and this year they're getting a career-boost in North America, as they're re-releasing some material on Boston label Topshelf Records and touring here. Tonight's show is with Birthmark, the solo project of Nate Kinsella, who also has a long history in '00s math rock. Sold out.

Vulture Shit, Big Ups, I'm Sick, Ellis Dodi @ The Neverlands
Vulture Shit and Big Ups are two of Brooklyn's better young punk bands, and tonight they share a bill at The Neverlands (538 Johnson).

Forest Fire, Zachary Cale, Metal Mountains @ Union Pool
For those into psychedelia and folk, all three artists on this lineup do that sound well, and this one's not to miss.

Sidi Toure @ Highline Ballroom
Legendary Malian blues singer/guitarist has a new album out on Thrill Jockey, and he's currently back in North America for a tour. If you're unfamiliar, you can read more about him here.

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

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GTAV

The New York Film Festival starts today (9/27) and Grand Theft Auto V and its ridiculous soundtrack are out now, and in honor of that the game will participate in this year's Convergence Program.

Most excitingly, there will be a concert on September 30 at Church of Saint Paul the Apostle (405 W 59th St) with the game's score composers including ambient legends Tangerine Dream, two hip hop producers The Alchemist and Oh No, and composer Woody Jackson (who also scored Red Dead Redemption and LA Noire). As they perform, a projector screen will show images of GTAV's fictional setting, Blaine County. Show starts at 9 PM. Tickets for the concert go on sale today (9/27) at 10 AM, and there's also an option than gains you entry to the afterparty...

After the concert, there will be an official afterparty at Le Poisson Rouge, which features DJ sets from Flying Lotus (who hosts FlyLo FM in GTAV) and BBC's Gilles Peterson (who hosts Worldwide FM). It's a late show, happening after the Typhoon show at LPR that takes place the same night.

The next day (10/1), Tangerine Dream, The Alchemist, Oh No, and Woody Jackson will also discuss the game's music at a panel taking place at Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center (144 West 65th Street) at 8 PM. In addition to the game's composers, it also features Rockstar Games music supervisor Ivan Pavlovich and will be moderated by Pitchfork founder Ryan Schreiber. This panel's totally free.

There's another GTAV panel happening on September 29 at Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center at 3:30 PM with moderator Adam Sessler and select members of Rockstar Games discussing the making of GTAV. Tickets for this panel go on sale today (9/27) at 10 AM.

Read more about what's playing the Film Fest HERE.

You can stream Twin Shadow and Clams Casino's contributions to the game's soundtrack, below...

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Bridget Everett

As you may know, Bridget Everett has had a monthly show at Joe's Pub for a while now with her band The Tender Moments (that includes Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz on bass). Many of the songs she's been performing regularly at Joe's Pub, as well as some new ones too, form the basis of Everett's new show, Rock Bottom, which she co-wrote with Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman and Horovitz. The synopsis:

In Rock Bottom, "early Bette Midler" (NY Times) Bridget Everett barrels through life tip-toeing toward disaster, wine bottle by wine bottle and man by man. Instead of succumbing to her chardonnay-induced stupor, Bridget embraces a series of revelations that lead this voice of an angel to redemption. Rock Bottom is what happens when you're too passionate to give up, and too big to fail.
Rock Bottom, which Horovitz is apart of, will have its first performances at Joe's Pub on October 30 and November 1 & 2. Tickets are on sale now.

In other news, Bridget Everett & the Tender Moments release their new CD, Pound It next week, and will play a release party at Joe's Pub on Tuesday (10/1). Tickets are on sale now. She'll also be a special guest at Patti Lupone's Carnegie Hall show on November 7 (tickets) and she'll be at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin too.

Meanwhile, even sooner than all of that, she'll appear at The Bell House on Saturday (9/28) for Kristen Schaal and Kurt Braunohler's Hot Tub show, as part of Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival. That show is sold out.

All dates are listed below...

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The Kinks

Guitarist and sometimes singer/songwriter for The Kinks, Dave Davies returned to the public eye this year with his new solo album, I Will Be Me and a US tour that brought him to NYC for three nights at City Winery. He's since announced another US tour that brings him back to the same venue on November 12. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All tour dates, including stops in NJ and Niagra Falls, are listed below.

Dave was also just interviewed by Rolling Stone, during which he said the odds of a Kinks reunion tour in 2014 for their 50th anniversary are 50/50:

Now that his solo shows were successful, promoters are salivating over the idea of a Kinks 50th anniversary tour. "I'd say the odds of that happening are 50/50," says Dave. "The ball is very much in Ray's court. We used to play tennis, and when I was beating him he'd always develop a strategy. Basically, when I was winning he'd be like, 'Oh, I hurt my back!' I'd sort of back off, and then he'd get aggressive again. Then I'd get real angry. He'd smile, and it was really like the Emperor in Star Wars testing Luke's character. When he got Luke angry, the Emperor would be like 'Yes! I've got you!'"
Let's not get our hopes up for a new album though...
A new Kinks album is almost entirely out of the question. "I can't face the concept of days and days in the studio with Ray," says Dave. "I just can't do it." Founding Kinks bassist Peter Quaife died in 2010, and Dave visibly recoils when drummer Mick Avory (who left the band in 1984) is brought up. "I hope we don't bring him back," says Dave. "I love him, but it's water under the bridge. We need new people. Sometimes when you're with the same old people, you get the same old thing.

"That said, I really do want to do something with Ray before we both decay and decompose. I said to Ray last week, 'We don't have much time left.' But he didn't . . . Ray, what an asshole he is."

Fingers crossed for that tour. Check out some classic Kinks videos, along with the list of Dave Davies tour dates, below...

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by Andrew Sacher

DOWNLOAD: Thundercat - "Bowzer's Ballad" (MP3)

Thundercat at Brooklyn Masonic Temple in May (More by Greg Cristman)
Thundercat

Bass master Thundercat returned earlier this year with his new album, Apocalypse, and he's now followed that with a new song "Bowzer's Ballad." It's a tribute to Nintendo boss Hiroshi Yamauchi, who passed away last week (9/19), and it sounds like what you might expect a combination of Thundercat's signature nu-jazz and video game music to sound like. Download it above or stream it below.

Thundercat also just announced a fall tour which brings him to NYC on November 25 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (9/27) at noon. He'll be in NYC even sooner, however, to perform on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon with The Roots tonight (9/26).

All dates are listed, along with the new song stream, below...

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