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Danzig at Riot Fest Chicago 2013 (more by Kirstie Shanley)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar and our 2014 Halloween Weekend guide for more of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights.

Samhain, Goatwhore, Midnight @ Best Buy Theater
Samhain, the band Danzig led between the Misfits and his eponymous band, are reunited this year and they finally come to NYC on... the night of Samhain. The reunion lineup includes Glenn, plus Baroness guitarist Peter Adams and Danzig Legacy members London May and Steve Zing (no Eerie Von). Danzig Legacy has played Samhain material before, but it's a treat to see a whole night dedicated to it. Plus there's excellent support tonight from blackened death metallers Goatwhore and speed metallers Midnight.

Dirty on Purpose, Sisters, French Miami, Darlings @ Death By Audio
Some of the bands that one called Death by Audio home are reuniting for this show that kicks off DbA's final month. Headliners Dirty on Purpose, who were one of Brooklyn's more underrated bands of the '00s, will be playing their first show since 2008.

David Bazan (w/ Passenger String Quartet), David Dondero @ Bowery Ballroom
Over the years David Bazan has fronted Pedro the Lion, Headphones and put out solo material (and still other projects too). For his new album, he's re-worked material from those three with a string quartet and tonight David and the quartet will bring those re-workings to life.

Cass McCombs, Meat Puppets @ Rough Trade
t's the first night of Meat Puppets and Cass McCombs' co-headlining two-night stand at Rough Trade. The Meat Puppets go on first tonight, and bring over three decades of their influential alternative rock. Cass is a bit newer but he's also excellent and a great fit.

Yellowbirds, Mesiko, Steve Salett @ Baby's All Right
Sam Cohen's Yellowbirds project is coming to an end, but not before playing one last show tonight.

Pentagram, Blood Ceremony, Kings Destroy @ Gramercy Theatre
It's been a great year for doom metal, so even though it's been a while since a new Pentagram album, it's perfect timing to welcome these veterans who have been putting out tremendous doom since the '70s. The witchy flute-filled Blood Ceremony are a newer band who do a lot of justice to trad-doom, and locals Kings Destroy fit the bill well too.

Speedy Ortiz, Ex Hex, Aye Nako @ Glasslands
The excellent double-billed tour of Speedy Ortiz and Ex Hex lands in NYC for its first of two nights tonight. Speedy makes '90s-style indie rock that owes at least a little to some of Mary Timony's past bands (like Helium), and Timony's current band Ex Hex take the swaggering glam and power pop of the late '70s / early '80s and make it their own. Local openers Aye Nako are a good match and not to be missed.

The Dean Ween Group @ Brooklyn Bowl
While Gene has reverted by to his given name, Dean Ween carries on with his stage name and makes music in pretty much the same vein as he did with Ween.

Las Rosas, Lace Curtains, The Moon Dudes @ Union Pool
This is the record release party for Lace Curtains' second album, A Signed Piece Of Paper, which came out this past week. The album has some indie rock a la Michael Coomers' old band Harlem but there's a strong '70s singer-songwriter vibe to it as well. Las Rosas headline and made superior surfy garage pop.

The So So Glos, Slothrust, Dinowalrus, Weird Womb, DJ Lady Guy @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
It's the second night of Halloween weekend at BK Night Bazaar and this one's got a lineup of local guitar rock bands.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Allen Toussaint @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
While most of his best-known songs were made famous by other performers, producer, arranger, hitmaker and general New Orleans living legend Allen Toussaint in no small way helped shape not only the sound of that city's R&B scene but of rock n' roll and pop music in general. Tonight he teems up with the equally legendary New Orleans neighbors Preservation Hall Jazz Band for what will surely be a fine evenign of music.

Psychemagik, Nikola Baytala @ Output's Panther Room
UK Psychemagik make similar to synth-funk to Daft Punk and Justice, and they're also known for great remixes too, like their one of Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams."

The Damned, TSOL @ Stone Pony
While it's not quite as exciting as seeing them on Halloween, The Damned are still one of the best original UK punk bands with a list of classics as long as your arm. While we miss having powerhouse drummer Rat Scabies on the kit, frontman Dave Vanian and guitarist Captain Sensible certianly keep the Damned flag flying respectably.

Phil Lesh & Friends @ Capitol Theatre
Phil Lesh & Friends' never-ending residency at the Cap continues tonight with another set sure to be chock full of Grateful Dead favorites. Dead Heads already know this, but even if you're a casual fan, Phil & Friends are worth seeing.

Yo Gabba Gabba Live! @ Theater at Madison Square Garden (2 shows)
Yo Gabba Gabba Live!, the touring version of the Nick Jr. show that is known to feature indie/alternative music, returns to the Theater at MSG for two shows today.

Milagres (as Queens of the Stone Age), Year of the Dragon (as Misfits), The Finks (as The Velvet Underground), The Live Ones (as Hank Williams), Alien Trilogy (as Devo), Nice Apt. (as Spacemen 3) @ The Gutter
Most of the cover shows went on last night, but if you've still got that desire left in you, there's another at The Gutter tonight.

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

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King Gizzard at BV-CMJ last week (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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Hop Along at Wicker Park Fest 2014 (more by Jeff Ryan)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar and our 2014 Halloween guide for more of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

The 41st Village Halloween Parade, which gives parades a good name, is a NYC Halloween tradition and a great way to start the night. It happens on 6th Avenue North of Spring Street to 16th Street from 7 PM - 10:30 PM. And if you can't actually be there, NY1 broadcasts live from 8 PM - 9:30 PM.

The Damned, TSOL, The Briefs @ Irving Plaza
With a singer who has basically dressed like a vampire for the band's career and classic singles "Thanks for the Night," "Wait for the Blackout," and "In Dulce,"The Damned remain perfectly suited for this sort of thing.

Diarrhea Planet, Hop Along, Girlpool, Desert Sharks, Mitski, Banker$ @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
This is a pretty amazing lineup, not to mention it's free and goes late (til 1 AM). There's the raging garage punks Diarrhea Planet, Saddle Creek's new signees Hop Along, lyrical LA duo Girlpool, chamber pop-turned-lo-fi songwriter Mitski, and leather jacket rockers Desert Sharks. Plus there's a costume contest with a $500 cash prize, face painting and more tonight.

Purling Hiss, King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, Meatbodies, Tonstartssbandht @ 338 Moffat
CMJ buds Panache & Baby's All Right are thowing a Halloween Show that's not at Baby's -- it happens Halloween Friday at 338 Moffat (Studio L) with with a bunch of CMJ bands who're still around, including tourmates Purling Hiss and Meatbodies.

Maurice Fulton, DJ Spun, Alex From Tokyo @ Baby's All Right
While Baby's All Right are presenting the garage rock show at 338 Moffat, the actual venue will be hosting a dance party that night.

Pop. 1280, Void Vision, Pawns, Frankie Teardrop (DJ set), and more! @ Emet Part Deux
For those in a modern goth mood, this show features a skeleton handful of bands clearly in debt to the darker postpunk sounds.

This Will Destroy You, Future Death, Silent Land Time Machine @ Bowery Ballroom
This Will Destroy You are back with their fourth album, Another Language, which is more of their soaring post-rock. For some people, this is the only way to spend Halloween.

Knyfe Hyts, Oozing Wound, The Fucking Ocean, Red Dawn II, Alien Whale, Aa, Justin Frye, Chat Logs @ Death By Audio
It's the last ever Halloween at Death by Audio and they're celebrating in style with two rooms. The main room has the re-active Knyfe Hyts, thrashers Oozing Wound (their second DbA show this week), The Fucking Ocean, Red Dawn II and Alien Whale. And another room called the "Haunted Mansion" will be open tonight with synth experimenters Aa, PC Worship's Justin Frye and Chat Logs. The show is over at 12:30 AM and then the "Haunted Mansion" starts at 1 AM.

Meat Puppets, Cass McCombs @ Rough Trade
It's the first night of Meat Puppets and Cass McCombs' co-headlining two-night stand at Rough Trade. The Meat Puppets go on last tonight, and bring over three decades of their influential alternative rock. Cass is a bit newer but he's also excellent and a great fit.

Mastodon, Gojira, Kvelertak @ The Paramount
This incredible triple bill has Savannah sludge masters Mastodon, French death metallers Gojira, and Norwegian party animals Kvelertak. They played Terminal 5 earlier this year and this weekend they're back for two more shows in the area. Tomorrow they play NJ.

The Presets, Antwon, Chela, Franki Chan @ Warsaw
The Check Yo Ponytail tour stops in NYC tonight with an eclectic double bill of Australian synth pop band The Presets and experimental rapper Antwon. Opening is another Australian, Chela, and Check Yo Ponytail alumnus Franki Chan.

World Inferno Friendship Society @ The Wick
Punk/klezmer/cabaret act World Inferno Friendship Society are throwing this so-called "Hallowmas" bash. They are requesting you bring a pumpkin.

Anamanaguchi (DJ), Jack Donoghue (of Salem), Tallesen, Pleasure Centers, Bernard Herman @ Bathhouse
"Witch House," as a genre, didn't last very long but catch one of its leading lights (Jack from Salem) DJ tonight with a set from 8-bitters Anamanaguchi as well.

Matrixxman, Physical Therapy, Michael Magnan, Max McFerren @ Secret Location
This stacked dance party is at a secret location that was emailed to you if you bought a ticket. Unfortunately, sold out.

Primus @ Beacon Theatre
While not strictly a Halloween show, this is being billed as "An Evening With Primus and the Chocolate Factory." Primus just made an album based on Roald Dahl's classic children's book which definitely has some nightmare material in it.
For even more Halloween options, check out our guide to Halloween events in NYC.

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And of course Halloween means cover shows cover shows cover shows. Here are your many options for those...

Beach Fossils (as Devo), Celestial Shore (as T. Rex),Beverly (as the Pixies), Roya (as Television Personalities), DJ Tassy @ 338 Moffat

Mr. Brownstone (Guns N Roses cover band) @ Brooklyn Bowl

Clean Girls (as Blink-182), Vomitface (as Nirvana), Alien Trilogy (as Devo), Tape Deck Mountain (as Daniel Johnston's Delay Pedal), Death To Slater (as The Beach Boys), Schmear (as Meat Puppets), Smell-O-Vision (as Television) @ Cake Shop

Dear Leader (as The Neptunes), Delicate Steve (as Red Hot Chili Peppers), Heeney (as Weezer), Banned Books (as Pixies), Advaeta (as HOLE), members of Heaven's Gate, Celestial Shore & Journalism as Blink-182 Mr. Twin Sister (DJ Set) @ Silent Barn
Delicate Steve will be joined by RHCP touring member/Atoms for Peace member Mauro Refosco for their set.

Big Ups (as Red Hot Chili Peppers), Vulture Shit (as Presidents of USA), Flagland (as Blink-182), Bueno (as Frank Sinatra), Huffers (as The Replacements) @ Shea Stadium

Savants (as T Rex), Field Mouse (as Weezer), Ghostpal (as Sly and the Family Stone), The Brooklyn What (as The Rolling Stones), No Kill (as Fleetwood Mac), Videobeast (as Nirvana), David King (as Jonathan Richman) @ The Gutter

Mutual Benefit (covering Beck's 'One Foot in the Grave'), Emily Reo (as Lana Del Rey), Conveyor (as Buddy Holly) @ Glasslands

Marilyn Manson Tribute (Kayo Dot, Blank Paper), Queens of the Stone Age Tribute (Natural Stranger, Toothy Grins, Neon Green Laundry), Limp Bizkit Tribute (Mary Todd, Skulk The Hulking), The Cure Tribute (Turn It Up!, Ashes Forever), Shellac Tribute (Servant Girl) @ Spike Hill

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

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Tickets for the Future Islands show at Terminal 5 are on AmEx, Artist and Ticketmaster presales now (anyone know the passwords?).

Tickets for the They Might be Giants show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Nick Lowe shows at Bowery Ballroom and MHOW go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the two The Who's 5 NYC-area shows are on Citi presale now.

Tickets for Fleetwood Mac's 4 NYC-area shows are on AmEx presale now and go on Facebook presale at 10 AM (password: MAC).

Kristeen Young is playing Mercury Lounge on November 19. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon with the general on-sale starting Friday (10/17) at noon.

Tickets for the official BrooklynVegan CMJ showcase with The Jazz June, Pity Sex, Beach Slang, Cayetana and Sport happening at Baby's All Right are on sale now.

BrooklynVegan is also co-presenting the Iron Pier CMJ showcase with Self Defense Family, Walter Schreifels & the Dead Heavens and Deep Pockets, and tickets for that one are on sale now too. And BV is also co-presenting the free No Sleep showcase with John Nolan, Xerxes, Rescuer, Run Forever and more, and will be putting on two TBA free day parties.

Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.

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Tickets for the Fleetwood Mac shows at MSG, Atlantic City, Nassau Coliseum and Prudential Center go on AmEx presale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for The Who shows at Nassau Coliseum, Barclays Center, Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, Prudential Center and MSG go on Citi cardmember presale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Neil Diamond show at Barclays Center go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the second Soulside reunion show at Saint Vitus go on sale today at noon. The other show is sold out.

Cold War Kids (who also play Rough Trade while they're here) headline the annual pre-CMJ Conflict of Interest party which is at Brooklyn Bowl on October 21 this year with Aurora, Chief Scout and special guests. Admission is free with RSVP or a CMJ badge.

Speaking of CWK and CMJ, Cold War Kids-related project French Style Furs are headlining the Frenchkiss Records CMJ showcase at Fontana's on 10/23. Shark Week, The Suits, Strange Names and Bright Light Social Hour are also on the bill, and tickets are on sale.

Tickets for the official BrooklynVegan CMJ showcase with The Jazz June, Pity Sex, Beach Slang, Cayetana and Sport happening at Baby's All Right are on sale now.

BrooklynVegan is also co-presenting the Iron Pier CMJ showcase with Self Defense Family, Walter Schreifels & the Dead Heavens and Deep Pockets, and tickets for that one are on sale now too. And BV is also co-presenting the free No Sleep showcase with John Nolan, Xerxes, Rescuer, Run Forever and more, and will be putting on two TBA free day parties.

There's also the BV-presented US live debut of Sleaford Mods at The Wick on November 29 with The Gotobeds and The Rogers Sisters. Tickets are on sale now.

Beach Slang also play the show at Saint Vitus with Cheap Girls, Lee Corey Oswald, Signals Midwest and Chumped. Tickets for that show are still available and we're also giving away a pair on Facebook.

Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.

Browse our NYC Concert Calendar for shows happening today and every day - comedy shows, heavy metal concerts (courtesy of our heavy metal blog), and free shows included.

Lifetime at Europa in 2012 (more by Rebecca Reed)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Lifetime, Mouthpiece, Spraynard, Lemuria @ Stone Pony
American Football's not the only veteran emo band playing the NYC-area this weekend. Melodic hardcore rippers Lifetime will be in NJ for this BrooklynVegan-presented show that includes strong support from fellow NJ vets Mouthpiece, the recently reactivated Spraynard, and Buffalo indie punks Lemuria.

The Gizmos, Pampers, Lame Drivers, Milk Dick @ Union Pool
Bloomington, IN garage rock band The Gizmos existed for a few years and a few EPs in the late '70s. A reformed lineup just played Gonerfest and are in NYC for a show too. Also on the bill are Brooklyn's bruising Pampers, so this should be a fun show.

American Football, Into It. Over It. @ Webster Hall
Emo legends American Football had a very brief career in the late '90s that only resulted in one album, one EP and a few shows, but in the time since then those few recordings have gone on to become very loved and highly influential on the current emo scene. Now they're finally back and tonight is night 2 of their three-night run at Webster Hall, all of which are sold out.

Fleetwood Mac @ Prudential Center
With Christine McVie back in the band for the first time since the late '90s, this is the Fleetwood Mac most people want to see. Expect the return of songs like "Songbird" and "You Make Loving Fun" to the setlist.

Escape Music Festival
It's the first day of NYC's inaugural 2-day Escape Music Festival. The mostly electronic and indie pop lineup features Moby (DJ), Placebo, yeasayer, The Crystal Method, Moon Boots, Ra Ra Riot, STRFKR (DJ), Neon Indian (DJ) and more today.

Tim and Eric, Dr. Steve Brule, DJ Dougg Pound @ Best Buy Theater
Time to get weird. Adult Swim oddballs Tim & Eric and their pal Dr. Steve Brule (aka John C Reilly) have prepared a night you are not likely to forget. Two shows tonight.

Karate Kid screening and reunion! @ 92Y
Part of Comic Con's NY Super Week, this is a screening of '80s family classic, followed by a Q&A with cast members. Mr. Miyagi has passed on, but Daniel-san and "Sweep the Leg" Jonny (not to mention the guy who played his win-at-all-costs sensei) will be there.

The Muffs @ Asbury Lanes
The Muffs put out some killer (and often underrated) garage rock/pop punk in the '90s and now they're back with a new album on Burger that's on par with their prime-era material. They played NYC last night and tonight they're nearby in Asbury Park.

Mirah, Death Vessel @ Le Poisson Rouge
This is a strong double bill for fans of indie folk with good pop melodies. Both Mirah and Death Vessel put out solid albums this year, Changing Light and Island Intervals, respectively.

PC Worship, Whatever Brains, Shells, Shop Talk @ Death By Audio
PC Worship have been regulars on the local noise/avant-garde scene for years but this year they put out their most song-oriented rock album yet, and it shows they're pretty damn good at making this kind of stuff too.

Groundislava, Tha Yellow R. Kel, DJ Jester @ Glasslands
LA producer Groundislava is releasing a new album, Frozen Throne on Wedidit/Friends of Friends which follows his Feel The Heat EP from earlier this year. This is the release party.

Warthog, Bad Noids, Party Plates, Mr. California, Ivy @ The Acheron
One of NYC's consistently great local punk bands Warthog headline this show, and openers Ivy are especially worth catching too.

Vision of Disorder, Primitive Weapons, Secret Cutter, Crushed @ Saint Vitus (CBGB Fest)
Long Island metalcore vets Vision of Disorder have been back in action for a few years now, most recently releasing 2012's The Cursed Remain Cursed LP. One of NYC's stronger newer bands Primitive Weapons provide direct support.

Splashh, Regal Degal, The Johnnys @ Baby's All Right
UK band Splashh are here to beam bright, shoegazy vibes and maybe play some songs from their new LP which is due out early next year. Regal Degal make off-kilter art-rock, with a machinelike rhythm section.

Turnip King, Dinowalrus, Chimes, Adios Ghost, Gingerlys @ Friends and Lovers
North Brooklyn isn't the only place to see bands in the borough anymore. This is a Death by Audio-worthy lineup right in Crown Heights.

Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer @ Town Hall
Chris Thile never has a lack of things going on. Earlier this year he played shows as a member of the reunited Nickel Creek, he's still got the Punch Brothers plenty active, and now he has a new collaborative LP with Edgar Meyer called Bass & Mandolin (can you guess what instruments they recorded it with?). That duo teams up at Town Hall tonight.

Anais Mitchell, Dietrich Strause @ Rockwood Music Hall
Anais Mitchell may be best known in certain circles for Hadestown, her 2010 album which heavily featured Justin Vernon, but she had already been writing quality folk songs before that and she continues to. Her newest album, Xoa, came out this week and contains solo versions of some her older songs, including several from Hadestown.

Ceramics, Haybaby, Crazy Pills, We Ride On @ Cameo Gallery (CBGB Fest)
This CBGB Fest show has a lineup of mostly garage/grungy pop, and if you're hitting this one we especially recommend catching Haybaby and Crazy Pills.

Loudon Wainwright III @ Michael Schimmel Center For The Arts
One of the many talented Wainwrights, Loudon (father of Rufus and Martha) performs at Pace University's Schimmel Center tonight.

X Japan @ Madison Square Garden
If you're still wondering who the hell's this band who can headline MSG, X Japan have been making rousing power metal with the over-the-top dress and hair of the visual kei scene since 1982, and they've got a crazed fan base all over the world.

If you'd rather go to the movies, we highly recommend Whiplash which stars JK Simmons as an obsessive music teacher at the best musical conservatory in the country who pushes a promising drummer to the edge of his potential. Mr. Holland's Opus it ain't. You can also catch Nas: Time is Illmatic at Nitehawk.

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

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Fleetwood Mac @ MSG earlier this week (via Matt Graham)
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Fleetwood Mac's classic lineup of Christine McVie, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham brought their first tour with the five of them back together since the '90s to NYC for two shows at Madison Square Garden this week, Monday (10/6) and Tuesday (10/7). The shows were jam packed with classic songs like "Dreams," "You Make Loving Fun," "Landslide," "Rhiannon," "Silver Springs" and so many more, plus other gems like "I Know I'm Not Wrong." Full setlist and a few videos from the shows, below.

Fleetwood Mac's tour has one more NYC-area show this Saturday (10/11) at Prudential Center in Newark (tickets), and they've now expanded the tour in 2015 including a return to MSG on January 22 followed by other area shows on January 24 at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall, January 25 at Nassau Coliseum, and February 8 at Prudential Center. Tickets for those show will be on sale via Ticketmaster soon.

Updated dates are listed, with the videos and setlist, below...

Continue reading "Fleetwood Mac played 2 nights at MSG, expand tour, playing MSG again, Atlantic City, Nassau Coliseum & more (dates)"

Cloud Nothings at Pitchfork Fest 2014 (more by James Richards IV)
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Perfume Genius in Chicago in 2012 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Cloud Nothings, Tyvek @ Irving Plaza
Cloud Nothings returned with another excellent album this year, Here and Nowhere Else, which like 2012's Attack on Memory continued to push their indie rock further into post-hardcore territories. Their shows are always great too (partially thanks to their maniacal drummer) and Tyvek's opening set should be a good fit.

Perfume Genius, Matteah Baim @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
While Perfume Genius has always been great, he takes a huge leap forward on his new record Too Bright, crossing over into previously unchartered sonic territory as far as his earlier albums were concerned.

Fleetwood Mac @ MSG
With Christine McVie back in the band for the first time since the late '90s, this is the Fleetwood Mac most people want to see. Expect the return of songs like "Songbird" and "You Make Loving Fun" to the setlist.

James Murphy (DJ set), Pete Tong (DJ set) @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Part of NY Super Week, coffemaker James Murphy and famed UK DJ Pete Tong will trade sets after a conversation with Endgame: The Calling author James Frey.

Big K.R.I.T., Two-9 @ Highline Ballroom
The buzz may have died down a bit for Big K.R.I.T., but just in terms of rhymes he's still one of the best there is in the newer-school rap scene. Two-9 have been seeming pretty promising too.

Xeno & Oaklander @ The Kitchen
The 'Synth Nights' series at The Kitchen continues tonight with moody synth duo Xeno & Oaklander who will play "an all-analogue synth set accompanied by a projection of new Super 8 films by Liz Wendelbo."

"Debut" w/ Julianna Barwick, Porcelain Raft, more @ Knockdown Center
Sleep No More performer Emily Terndrup and La Blogotheque director Derrick Belcham are premiering their new project "Debut" tonight, and will put on the show tomorrow and Thursday as well. "Debut" merges "independent music, contemporary dance theater and large-scale art installations." The music was written and will be performed by a very impressive cast of Julianna Barwick, Mauro Remiddi (Porcelain Raft), Ruby Kato Attwood and John Ancheta (Yamantaka // Sonic Titan), David Moore (Bing & Ruth), Jessie Stein (The Luyas), Hannah Epperson, Taraka Larson (Prince Rama) and Reed Smidebush (Muuny).

Gardens & Villa, Alex G, Grand Resort @ Bowery Ballroom
The once-buzzy Gardens & Villa team with the currently-buzzy Alex G tonight for this show which also includes Brooklyn indie poppers Grand Resort, so it's a pretty cool bill all around.

DJ Quik @ SOB's
Hip hop veteran DJ Quik has been at it for over two decades, and his most recent album, 2011's The Book of David, proved he's still going strong. He finally follows that album with The Midnight Life next week and tonight he plays a release show for it.

Matthewdavid, Cities Aviv, Trabajo, The Lark Kidder Band @ Death by Audio
Brainfeeder associate Matthewdavid goes in a hip hop/R&B direction on his new album, so teaming up with local rap weirdo Cities Aviv should be a good fit tonight.

Prince Rama, Puro Instinct, Leverage Models @ Glasslands
This is a cool bill with psych freaks Prince Rama, Puro Instinct whose dream pop heads in a bit of dancier direction on their new single, and Shannon from Stars Like Fleas' current band Leverage Models.

Vulture Shit, Big Ups, Flagland, Lost Boy?, Washer @ Palisades
Pretty much every band on this bill is a quality example of the punkier side of Brooklyn indie rock. If you only catch one band on this show tonight though, we especially recommend the Fugazi/Slint blend of Big Ups.

The Bangles @ City Winery
While some associate The Bangles with the silly but fun "Walk Like an Egyptian" and shmaltzy "Eternal Flame," the band got their start -- when they were just called The Bangs (as in Lester) -- as part of LA's early-'80s Paisley Underground scene that spawned Dream Syndicate, Rain Parade, and The Three O'Clock.

The People's Temple, The Mystery Lights, Mirror Queen @ Acheron
Lansing, MI band The People's Temple released Musical Garden earlier this year, which is arguably their best offering to date, mixing their established garage-psych influences with solid musicianship and a very solid batch of songs. There is no shortage of this sort of stuff out there, but these guys do it better than most. Tonight they headline Acheron ahead of their show this week at Santos with Bass Drum of Death.

Jackson Browne @ Beacon Theatre
An icon of the '70s California boomer singer-songwriter style, Jackson Browne released his 14th album, Standing in the Breach, this week. But expect lots of hits -- like "Running on Empty" and "The Pretender" -- as well as new songs.

Seth Herzog's SWEET @ The Slipper Room
Having recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, Seth Herzog's SWEET gets back to business as usual: being one of the most consistent comedy shows in the city.

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

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Usher & Afghan Whigs @ MHOW - 10/5/14 (via @foeweel)
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Afghan Whigs put out their first new album in 16 years and reissued their classic Gentlemen this year, and brought their tour to NYC for two shows this past weekend. First they hit Beacon Theatre on Saturday (10/4) with Charles Bradley and then Music Hall of Williamsburg last night (10/5) with Joseph Arthur. Last night's show included two encores, the first of which saw Usher coming out to perform his excellent 2012 single "Climax" with the band, like they did at SXSW 2013.

Usher plays NYC again at the much larger MSG on 11/7.

Watch a video of the collaboration, with Afghan Whigs' setlist, below...

Continue reading "Usher joined Afghan Whigs for "Climax" in Brooklyn (watch)"

Fleetwood Mac @ Jones Beach 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)

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

Fleetwood Mac @ Madison Square Garden
With Christine McVie back in the band for the first time since the late '90s, this is the Fleetwood Mac most people want to see see expect the return of songs like "Songbird" and "You Make Loving Fun" to the setlist.

GusGus, Kiko King & Creativemaze @ Highline Ballroom
Long-running Icelandic band GusGus, once part of the 4AD stable, have been making music for nearly 20 years, having released their ninth, very dancey, album, Mexico, in June via Kompakt.

The Bangles @ City Winery
While some associate The Bangles with the silly but fun "Walk Like an Egyptian" and shmaltzy "Eternal Flame," the band got their start -- when they were just called The Bangs (as in Lester) -- as part of LA's early-'80s Paisley Underground scene that spawned Dream Syndicate, Rain Parade, and The Three O'Clock.

Walter TV, Tonstartssbandht, Jerry Paper
Walter TV are probably best known as Mac DeMarco's backing band (that Mac often plays in). But the band, who are based outta LA these days (Mac's in Brooklyn) are going out on tour Mac-free this fall with Tonstartssbandht (whose Andy Boay is in the new lineup of Mac's band). Tonight's the tour kickoff.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac is back in the conductor's seat for this week's Night Train that features Sam Morril, Nate Fridson, and Alzo Slade.

Mike Birbiglia @ Union Hall
While Mike has been playing big rooms for his new show, "Thank God for the Jokes," he continues to hone his craft at these intimate "working it out" shows at Union Hall. Sold out.

Doug Loves Movies @ Gramercy Theatre
Doug Benson comes to NYC for another taping of his very popular podcast.

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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Glastonbury

Standard tickets for next year's Festival sold out in just 25 minutes this morning (a new record). All 135,000 tickets for Glastonbury 2015 have now been sold - including the 15,000 coach + ticket packages sold on Wednesday night. Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who's bought a ticket.

We're humbled by the incredible numbers of people who would like to come to the Festival - and it's clear that demand once again outstripped supply this year. We're sorry that some of you have missed out, but there will be a resale of returned tickets in the spring (and your registration remains valid for future years).

Thank you all for your never-ending support for our Festival. [Glastonbury]

The lineup will eventually be announced, but rumored bands include "Queen" and Fleetwood Mac (who are out on the road performing with Christine McVie back in the band).

Christine, Stevie & Mick @ Target Center - 9/30/14 (via @emilyrick)
Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac's classic lineup began their first tour with Christine McVie back in the fold since 1998 this past Tuesday (9/30) at Minneapolis' Target Center. The show included a number of Christine-fronted songs that they hadn't played since their tour with her in 1997 (the year they made The Dance), and some they hadn't played for even longer than that, including two of her Rumours classics, "Songbird" and "You Make Loving Fun." Videos of both of those, below. Full setlist, which included tons of other Fleetwood Mac classics such as "Rhiannon," "Tusk," "Sister of the Moon," "Say You Love Me," "Silver Springs," and plenty more, also below.

The tour hits NYC very soon for shows at Madison Square Garden on October 6 & 7 and will also be nearby for a Prudential Center show on 10/11. Tickets for all three of those are still available.

Stevie Nicks also has a photo show that opens in NYC soon and her new album can be streamed in full.

Videos and setlist below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Weezer

Next week (October 7) is a pretty major album release week, which means a lot of major albums are streaming in full this week. We already posted full album streams from Zola Jesus, Godflesh, Iceage and Single Mothers, and here's a roundup of some of the other anticipated records coming out this Tuesday.

Aussie/UK's Allo Darlin make more of their charming indie pop on We Come From the Same Place, due out via Slumberland. You can listen to that one at Pitchfork. Their tour hits Glasslands in October.

A Winged Victory for the Sullen, aka the duo of Stars of the Lid's Adam Wiltzie and pianist/composer Dustin O'Halloran, release their droning new album, Atomos, via Kranky. Listen at NPR.

Dan Snaith's electronic psych dancepop return as Caribou, Our Love, is coming via Merge and can now be streamed at iTunes Radio. His tour with album collaborator Jessy Lanza hits Webster Hall twice in November.

Mary Timony's (Wild Flag, Helium, Autoclave) current band Ex Hex have been killing it as a live band for a while and their debut album Rips finally comes out next week via Merge. It's packed with ultra-catchy glammy punk and can be streamed at NPR. They're touring with Speedy Ortiz soon.

Justin Vernon associate Field Report brings in new synthy layers to his folk songs on Marigolden, due via Partisan. That can be streamed at Pitchfork.

Foxygen will release their wacky, long, psychedelic double album, ...And Star Power, in two weeks (10/14) via Jagjaguwar, but that one's streaming now too. You can listen via NPR. They'll be on tour soon too.

Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, who has also played in The The, Electronic, Modest Mouse, The Cribs and more, goes solo for his second time with Playland, coming via Warner Bros and following last year's solo debut, The Messenger. That can be streamed in full below via Spotify. His upcoming tour includes two NYC shows and a NJ show in November.

The great hip hop weirdo DOOM (aka MF Doom) seemingly never stops collaborating, and next week he'll be teaming up with the young impressive Brooklyn rapper Bishop Nehru for NehruvianDOOM, via Lex/Noizy Cricket!!. You hear that over at Pitchfork.

Brooklyn goth country collective O'Death have a super raw record, Out of Hands We Go, coming next week through Northern Spy. Listen in full (via CMJ) below. Theyll be on tour with Death Vessel and Stone Jack Jones soon.

Psychedelic duo Peaking Lights sound funkier than ever on their newest album, Cosmic Logic, coming out via Domino affiliate Weird World. There's an appropriately trippy album visualizer with the stream over at Domino's site. Check it out. They'll be in NYC to make four different appearances this week.

SBTRKT's new album, Wonder Where We Land, is weirder and less hooky than his last, and filled with an impressive cast of guests including Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig, Chairlift's Caroline Polacheck, Jessie Ware, A$AP Ferg, Warpaint, Sampha, Raury and more. Listen at STBRKT's site. His tour includes two Terminal 5 shows this month.

The newest installment of Famous Class' LAMC series of split 7"s comes out next week with Speedy Ortiz's "Doomsday" and Chris Weisman's "I Took It Off A Record." The Speedy song is more of their quality indie rock and Chris's track leans more on the folk side. Stream both tracks below. Speedy are touring with Ex Hex soon.

Steve Gunn's kinda-psychedelic folk and excellent guitar playing are intact for his newest LP, Way Out Weather, due via Paradise of Bachelors. Listen at NPR.

Stevie Nicks' newest, 24 Karat Gold: Songs From the Vault, which includes songs mostly written between 1969 and 1987, one from '94 and one from '95, can be streamed at Amazon. Fleetwood Mac's classic lineup is on tour now and hitting NYC for two nights at MSG in a few days.

Cult folk legend Vashti Bunyan sounds gorgeous as ever on Heartleap, her third album (following 1970's Just Another Diamond Day and 2005's Lookaftering), reportedly also her final album, and the first she produced largely on her own. It's coming out via FatCat in Europe and DiCristina in North America. Take a listen to this gem over at Pitchfork.

Wampire's new album, Bazaar, due via Polyvinyl, is genuinely weird but also genuinely rocking. Check it out for yourself, below. They'll be touring with TOPS and also playing CMJ.

Weezer have gone for the "comeback" album a few times already, and they're going for it again on Everything Will Be Alright in the End. Does it live up? Is it a return to form? (I'd say it's a return to Green Album, personally.) Hear it for yourself on iTunes Radio.

And lastly, this one's not a full album stream, but speaking of '90s bands making returns to form, Rancid definitely sound like they're doing just that with the three songs they put out from their new album, ...Honor Is All We Know, due out 10/27 via Hellcat/Epitaph. It was produced by Bad Religion guitarist/Epitaph CEO Brett Gurewitz (whose band is also riding the "do it like we did in our prime" train). Watch a video with those three tracks below.

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two of Stevie's self portraits
Stevie

This October, Steve Nicks will have a variety of her self portraits on display in NYC for a photo show called "24 K Gold," ArtsBeat reports. The shots were all taken between 1975 and 1987 and were selected by Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart. The show first happens at 201 Mulberry St on October 10 & 11 and then at the Morrison Hotel Gallery (116 Prince St) from October 12 - Halloween. If you're wondering why Stevie got engaged in self portraits, the ArtsBeat article sheds more light:

"I wanted to learn how to become a photographer," Ms. Nicks said in comments forwarded by her spokeswoman, Liz Rosenberg. "And I don't sleep at night, so I thought, who am I going to ask to stay up all night, and then do a show tomorrow? So I'm not going to get Christine," she said, referring to Christine McVie, her colleague in Fleetwood Mac. "She's going to say, 'Are you crazy? I'm going to the bar. Bye.'"

In search of variety, Ms. Nicks used props and costumes, often tinkering with lighting and placement through the night. "I did everything," she said. "I was the stylist, the makeup artist, the furniture mover, the lighting director -- it was my joy. I was the model."

Stevie's also got a similarly named solo album, 24 Karat Gold: Songs From The Vault, coming October 7 via Warner Bros, just before the photo show begins. She just put out the track "24 Karat Gold" today. Stream that (via Parade), with the tracklist, below.

And she'll be on tour with Fleetwood Mac's classic lineup (Christine McVie, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie and Lindsey Buckingham included) hitting NYC that month too on October 6 & 7 at Madison Square Garden. Tickets for those shows are still available.

Song stream below...

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Joyce Manor at Rough Trade in July (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Joyce Manor

Love Inks at MHOW in 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Joyce Manor

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

John Darnielle (reading), John Hodgman @ Le Poisson Rouge
While Mountain Goats main man John Darnielle has always been a storyteller, he's never written a book before now. His first novel, Wolf In White Van, comes out this week and he'll be reading from it and discussing it in NYC tonight. Joining him is Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman.

Joyce Manor, The Exquisites, Mike Bell and The Movies @ Bowery Ballroom
Cali rippers Joyce Manor make melodic punk with every ounce of fat trimmed (their most recent and longest album is 10 songs in 19 minutes), and those songs truly come alive at their shows. Tonight's their largest headlining gig in NYC yet and sold out. Sure to get rowdy.

No Joy, Tonstartssbandht @ Mercury Lounge
No Joy's shoegaze is the way it should be, a mesmerizing wall of sound and extremely loud. They're on tour opening for Deafheaven (just played MHOW last night), but will squeeze in this small headlining show tonight. Eccentric duo Tonstartssbandht open.

Strand of Oaks, Christopher Denny @ Rough Trade
Timothy Showalter has been making excellent folk as Strand of Oaks for a few years now, but for this year's HEAL LP he added a full band and a more rock-inspired sound and it's been putting him in increasingly larger venues. They'll be back in the winter for a Bowery Ballroom show, but will first play the smaller Rough Trade tonight (sold out). Opening is unique country singer Chris Denny, who has a new album out on Partisan this year.

Voice Coils, Ovlov, Ronald Paris, New Firmament @ Death by Audio
Brooklyn's Voice Coils include members of various local (or local-ish) bands, including Roomrunner, Mitski, Extra Life, Porches, Skeletons, Couch Slut and more. Together they make metallic prog and though that may be an unlikely style from this group, they do it well. Tonight's their 7" release show.

Love Inks, Air Waves, Hollow and Akimbo @ Glasslands
Austin's Love Inks make more of their minimalist pop on this year's Exi, their third album which came out last week. Local indie pop band Air Waves should be a good match too.

Final Bloom, Expert Alterations, Semi-Femme, Synths and Slides @ Palisades
Dark synth duo Final Bloom recall the sounds of '80s goth and industrial and they do the sound justice. Meanwhile, Semi Femme is the current band of Orca Team's Leif Anders and they make quality dark post-punk.

Lorde, Majical Cloudz @ United Palace Theatre
Australian pop ingenue/sensation and emotional bare wire Majical Cloudz may seem like a strange match for touring partners, but here we are.

Accept, Raven @ Gramercy Theatre
Two veterans of heavy metal meet up at Gramercy Theatre tonight with German speed pioneers Accept and NWOBHM-ers Raven.

John Mayall, Matt Andersen @ City Winery
British electric blues legend John Mayall led the influential Bluesbreakers in the '60s whose shifting lineup included a young Eric Clapton, Peter Green (later of Fleetwood Mac), Mick Taylor (later of The Rolling Stones) and others. He's in NYC for a two-night run at City Winery this week, tonight's being the first.

Night Train w/ guest ghost Hari Kondabolu @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac's weekly Night Train comedy show continues tonight with Hari Kondabolu guest hosting. Other guests include Kevin Avery, Janelle James, Ross Parsons, Jim Hamilton and Sean Devlin.

Brooklyn, Stand Up!! @ Knitting Factory
It's a night of free comedy including new SNL 'Weekend Update' co-anchor Michael Che, plus Katrina Braxton, Mike Cannon, Chris Disstefano, Kyle Grooms, Joe List and Amber Nelson.

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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Moonbabies

It's been a long time since we heard from Swedish duo Moonbabies -- their last LP was 2007's At the Ballroom, and it's been since CMJ 2009 really -- but Ola and Carina Johansson Frick are back with a new double-a-side single. "Chorus/Raindrops" finds the pair still in fine form, in their harmonic/anthemic/glitchy way. Says Ola:

Whenever I do music, I know I'm onto something good if I start to see it in colours. Chorus (originally named Colour) happened so fast and was exploding with colour when I wrote it, nothing to do with drugs. It's got this pulse, effortlessness, and classic melodic feel to it, mixed with 80's nostalgia & our love for those chorusy vocals by Yazoo/Fleetwood Mac.
Glad to have you back, Moonbabies! Stream both sides of the new single below...

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Sylvan Esso @ Emo's in Austin - 8/17/2014
Sylvan Esso & Dana Buoy @ Emo's - 8/17/2014
Sylvan Esso & Dana Buoy @ Emo's - 8/17/2014

Originally scheduled to be at the smaller Parish, Sylvan Esso's headlining Austin show on Sunday was moved up to the much bigger Emo's, which also sold out. Amelia told the crowd it was their biggest show yet. That definitely won't be true anymore after they headline Terminal 5 in NYC in January. Still working off just one album of material, their shows aren't the longest (Amelia apologized for that), but they are special.

Their tour-mate Dana Buoy opened the show with a set that included his cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Everywhere", which you can listen to, along with more pictures from the TX show and all tour dates, below...

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Jessie Ware

Jessie Ware already released the title track and a bonus track from her new album Tough Love (due 10/21), and she's since released another, "Say You Love Me" (not a Fleetwood Mac cover). This one's a soulful ballad, co-written by Ed Sheeran, and it was just given a remix by Shura that makes it sound more sensual than soulful, and more in line with the atmospheric garage collaborations Jessie's been known for.

Jessie will also be on tour soon, and appears on the new SBTRKT album.

Stream the new remix and the original below...

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Radiohead

"There was a certain amount of science to it. An entire week of work experience students left the office thinking that cutting-edge music journalism in 2014 mostly involves calculating which bands have been mentioned most in NME in the past two years, then hunting out references to the bands that influenced those acts online and finally adding up the number of times each influence came up. This gave us a rough list which our editorial team - heads swimming with all of the bands that Wolf Alice (or whoever) have raved on about over 4am ciders - then took to the pub, tore into shreds, fought and shouted about and finally reconstructed in the rundown of 100 you see in the mag today. The Beatles didn't make it. Sorry." [NME[
NME went ahead and listed who they think the 100 most influential musicians and bands are (their latest cover story). Radiohead topped the list. Read the rest with justifications at NME, or just look at their full list below...

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photos by Chris La Putt

Haim / Sleigh Bells @ Brooklyn Bridge Park 8/5/2014
Haim
Sleigh Bells
Sleigh Bells

With the Manhattan skyline as a backdrop, Haim and Sleigh Bells  played Brooklyn Bridge Park last night (8/5), a free show to promote the launch of Levi's new "Live in Levi's" campaign. (You had to wear an item of clothing from the manufacturer to get in.) Este Haim remarked that she used to eat playdough as a kid -- so much so that she had to get her stomach pumped -- and the smell from the park smelled exactly like playdough. She had a craving...but ate a candy bar instead. Sleigh Bells, meanwhile, said this would be their last show for a while. Both played for about an hour each. Pictures from the whole night, including ones of their setlists, are in this post.

More below...

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Stevie Nicks

Fleetwood Mac fans have something new to ask Santa for this year:

Stevie Nicks will be releasing her highly anticipated new CD '24 Karat Gold -Songs From The Vault' October 7th on Warner Bros. Records which will include never-before seen Polaroid photos taken by Nicks throughout her career. A special Limited Edition Double Vinyl Album will be released on September 29th. Additionally, a Deluxe Photobook CD album will be available for fans, which includes two bonus tracks plus 48 pages of exclusive photos from Nicks' personal photo collection. Pre orders are available beginning August 5th. The artwork for 24 Karat Gold CD will include never-before-seen Polaroid photos taken by Nicks throughout her career. Produced by Dave Stewart, Waddy Wachtel and Stevie Nicks, the new album was recorded in Nashville and Los Angeles. 24 Karat Gold follows the release of her critically acclaimed 2011 CD "In Your Dreams."
Stevie says:
"Most of these songs were written between 1969 and 1987. One was written in 1994 and one in 1995. I included them because they seemed to belong to this special group. Each song is a lifetime. Each song has a soul. Each song has a purpose. Each song is a love story... They represent my life behind the scenes, the secrets, the broken hearts, the broken hearted and the survivors. These songs are the memories - the 24 karat gold rings in the blue box. These songs are for you."
And you and you and you and you!

That's one of the Polaroids above.

Fleetwood Mac's classic lineup is heading out on tour this fall. Meanwhile watch a full 1982 Stevie Nicks concert video, below....

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Devil

Deep Purple released their 19th album last year, and this summer they'll be going on a tour in support of it that comes near NYC with NJ shows at Mayo PAC on 8/24 and Bergen PAC on 8/25, and a Long Island show on 8/26 at NYCB Theatre at Westbury. Tickets for the Bergen and Westbury shows are available here and tix for the Mayo show are available here. Those shows are just a few days before singer Ian Gillan and 3,000 amateur guitarists may or may not set a world record during their "Smoke on the Water" performance.

Deep Purple's not the only band in your dad's record collection with upcoming NYC-area shows this summer (or fall). Here's a list of a bunch more...

Tickets for the Aerosmith and Slash shows at Jones Beach (this week) and Prudential Center (in September) are on sale now.

Tickets for the KISS and Def Leppard show at Jones Beach (and other surrounding places) are on sale now.

Tickets for the Motley Crue and Alice Cooper shows at Jones Beach, PNC Bank Arts Center and MSG are on sale now.

Tickets for the ZZ Top and Jeff Beck show at Jones Beach are on sale now.

Rod Stewart and Santana are going on a tour together that hits Jones Beach on August 20. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Creedence Clearwater Revival's John Fogerty has many tour dates coming up, including co-headlining shows with Jackson Browne on August 4 at PNC Bank Arts Center and August 5 at Jones Beach. John also plays Bethel Woods on August 8 and Atlantic City's Borgata on July 19. Tickets for those shows are on sale now.

Tickets for the Fleetwood Mac (Christine McVie included) 2-night stand at MSG and their Prudential Center show are still available.

Asia play BB King's on September 20. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

The Outlaws play BB King's on October 3. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

America play BB King's on October 17. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Tickets for the final two shows in the Allman Brothers' final Beacon Theatre run have a few ongoing presales, and the general sale starts Friday (7/11) at 10 AM. The other four shows are sold out.

Crosby, Stills & Nash have two shows left in their Beacon Theatre run this week. There's still a few tickets left.

The Yes tour hits Radio City tonight (7/9) and Westbury on Saturday. You can still grab tickets.

Procol Harum (whose lineup still includes original singer Gary Brooker) play Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom on Friday (7/11) and The Space at Westbury on Saturday (7/12). Tickets for those shows are on sale now.

Former Procol Harum member Robin Trower brings his own tour to The Paramount on October 24 and BB King's on October 28. Tickets for those shows are on sale now too.

Three Dog Night play City Winery on August 10 & 11. Tickets for 8/10 and 8/11 are on sale now.

There's a few tickets left for the Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and Steve Winwood show at MSG and more than a few (same link) for their PNC Bank Arts Center show.

Queen (with... Adam Lambert on vocals) will be at MSG next week.

by Andrew Sacher

Little Big League at The Studio at Webster Hall in May (more by Mimi Hong)
LBL

Michelle Zauner, lead singer of Philadelphia indie rock band Little BIg League, is also a solo artist under the name Japanese Breakfast. This past May, she contributed to the Song a Day for a Week blog along with Frankie Cosmos, Eskimeaux, Small Wonder and Florist; and now she'll be compiling those songs plus some other solo material for a cassette titled American Sound & Where Is My Great Big Feeling, due out July 25 via Seagreen Records.

We've got the premiere of one of the tracks from the cassette, "The Woman That Loves You," which initially appeared on a split with Foxing but has been re-recorded for American Sound. Unlike Little Big League's distinctly indie rock style, with Japanese Breakfast Michelle takes the opportunity to experiment with lots of sounds, ranging from bedroom folk to wacky dance music, and "The Woman That Loves You" is the closest we've ever heard her come to new wave. It's a chilly, moody take on the thumping rhythms and earworm melodies of early '80s synth pop, and also a little reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac from that era (but maybe just because the song's title reminds me of that "Silver Springs" lyric). Check it out below.

No live dates for Japanese Breakfast at the moment, but you can catch Little Big League in NYC this Friday (6/13) at Baby's All Right at the BrooklynVegan Northside showcase with Operators (Dan Boeckner's [Wolf Parade, etc] new band) and Motion Studies. Tickets For that show are still available and a limited number of Northside badges will also be welcome.

Song stream, with some info on the cassette from Michelle, below...

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Afghan Whigs
Afghan Whigs

With a well-regarded new album -- their first in 16 years -- under the belt, grungy soul survivors Afghan Whigs are in the midst of an ever-expanding world tour. It hit NYC last night (5/15) for a show at Brooklyn Bowl. We got a good chunk of the fresh Do to the Beast, a handful of '90s-era faves, the Twilight Singers' "On the Corner," plus covers of Fleetwood Mac's "Tusk" and "Heaven on Their Minds" from Jesus Christ Superstar. Pictures and the setlist are in this post.

That ever-expanding tour will be back in NYC this fall when Afghan Whigs play Beacon Theatre on October 4 -- tickets are still available. When we first posted about the Beacon show, it was a lone date, but now there's a full set of North American dates in September and October.

Updated Afghan Whigs tour dates are listed, along with more pics from Brooklyn Bowl (including ones of opener Carina Round), below...

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photos by Ebru Yildiz

HAIM @ T5, 5/10/2014
Haim
Haim

About two years ago you played a small club in Williamsburg called Glasslands and a year and a half later you're on Saturday Night Live, and now two sold out shows at Terminal 5, it sounds like it's been a crazy ride. How are you holding up?

It's really crazy. I think mostly because when you're living in LA, playing in New York was kind of like this crazy, unattainable thing. "Oh, I hope we go to New York one day." But in the past two years, we've played New York more times than we've played LA. And we're always so surprised because comparing New York to LA crowds, LA crowds are very tame and in New York we're always thinking "It'll probably be a lot like LA." And every time we're in New York we always get reminded of how crazy and rowdy New York audiences are. It's just so much fun to play in New York. It's fun to play in LA also because it's my hometown, but it's crazy to come to New York and play these crazy shows. And my 21st birthday I played a show in New York, it was Santacon where everybody dresses up as Santa for a day, and so the craziest show I ever played was that 21st birthday. It was the best 21st birthday I could ask for. - [Gothamist]

HAIM's ascent continues, having just played their two biggest NYC shows yet -- back-to-back sold-out shows at Terminal 5 over the weekend. At Saturday's show (5/10) the band played everything from their debut album, Days Are Gone" except "Go Slow" and they did a couple covers too -- Fleetwood Mac's "Oh Well" and Beyonce's "XO." They also had a version of the album's art set up so that fans could take their picture against it like they were on the cover.

Tennis is opening a few of the dates on the current tour (including the Sunday [5/11] T5 show) but on Saturday night the opener was Portland's Shy Girls (aka Portland musician Dan Vidmar) who also played Output's Panther Room the next night. (UPDATE: That Panther Room show got cancelled last-minute, actually.) His set included a cover of Brandy's "Sittin' Up In My Room." You can stream the studio version of that, and check out pics from his T5 set and more pics of HAIM, below...

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Little Dragon at Prospect Park in 2012 (more by Ryan Muir)
Little Dragon

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

Graveyard, Bombus @ Webster Hall
Retro rockers Graveyard hearken back to the proto-metal hard rock riffs of the early '70s and they do justice to the era. Catch them melting faces at Webster Hall tonight.

Little Dragon @ Rough Trade
Little Dragon's agreeably chilled out new album, Nabuma Rubberband, is out on Tuesday but here's a chance to A) pick it up early then and B) see them in an intimate setting like this, ahead of their tour of big venues (like upcoming T5 shows in June). Buy the album to get a wristband for the show which starts at 2:30 PM.

of Montreal, Dream Tiger @ Le Poisson Rouge
You never fully know what to expect from pop weirdos of Montreal, other than the fact that it's going to be colorful, quite the spectacle, and quite the party. Tonight's show is sold out.

Beverly, Laila, The Suzan, Doble Pletina, FLOWN @ WITHOUT Fest at Frieze Art Fair
Currated by the fine folks at Tom Tom Magazine , the WITHOUT festival is run in tandem with the Frieze Art Fair on Randall's Island. Today's the last of four and happens outside the festival gates and is free.

R. Stevie Moore, Donovan Blanc, Murals @ Baby's All Right
Interesting diversity at Baby's tonight with the godfather of home recording R. Stevie Moore, jangly NJ duo Donovan Blanc, and Louisville's Shins-y Murals.

Ludwig Persik @ Baby's All Right
After the R. Stevie Moore show, it's a free performance from Ludwig Persik who makes fanciful, laptop pop.

Vulture Fest
New York Magazine's pop culture blog Vulture is throwing this two-day  festival this weekend featuring a bric-a-brac of panels and events based around movies, TV, music and comedy. Most of it is happening at Milk Studios in Manhattan.

Heathered Pearls (live), Uumans, Yinka Pascal @ Glasslands
Heathered Pearls is the moniker of Polish ambient musician Jakub Alexander who now lives in Brooklyn.Last year's debut LP, Loyal, released through Ghostly International is lush and transportive, which could make a nice way to ease out of the weekend.

Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog, Chris Cochrane's Collapsible Shoulder @ Rough Trade
Guitar great Marc Ribot has collaborated with everyone from Tom Waits to John Zorn, but tonight he takes the lead with his own band, Ceramic Dog.

Shy Girls, Tei Shi @ The Panther Room
Portland's Shy Girls make the kind of indie-R&B that has been very in style since the breakout of artists like How to Dress Well (who he especially sounds like). Last night, he opened for Haim at the large Terminal 5 but tonight you can see him in the much smaller venue, The Panther Room (at Output).

Okkyung Lee, Craig Taborn, Tyshawn Sorey // Michelle Boule @ The Stone
It's the final night of NYC noise cellist Okkyung Lee's Stone Residency with Craig Taborn & Tyshawn Torey at the 8 PM set and Michelle Boule at the 10 PM set.

Clean Girls, Fins, Exocomets @ Silent Barn
It's a night of noisy rock at Silent Barn, and if you're going to this show one band we recommend catching is Fins, who make messy post-hardcore that they recorded on an EP with Ben from The Men, who know a thing or two about messy post-hardcore.

Comedy Night @ 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. Having had his own Comedy Central special and a featured performer on Broad City, Hannibal himself is getting pretty big league. Get there early.

HAIM, Tennis @ Terminal 5
A modern blend of Fleetwood Mac and Wilson Phillips, HAIM just keep getting more popular. This is the second of two sold-out shows at T5.

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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