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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.


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photo: The Decemberists in Austin, 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)

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

The Decemberists, Alvvays @ Beacon Theatre
The Decemberists' new album may not be their finest work, but they've still put out several of the great folk and folk-related albums of the past 15 years, and tonight's intimate show is sure to be a treat. Opening is Polyvinyl-signed Canadian band Alvvays, whose 2014 debut was one of the best-received jangle pop albums in a while.

Matthew E. White, Wilsen, Karima Walker @ Baby's All Right
Matthew E White's new album, Fresh Blood, is an ambitious affair, with deep shag, string-laden arrangements. There's no orchestra like at his LP release show last month, but White sill swings for the fences.

Makthaverskan, Heaven, Alice @ Saint Vitus
Sweden's Makthaverskan make cathartic post-punk that doesn't forget about the "punk" suffix, and is pretty unrelenting lyrically too. Tonight's their first of two NYC shows on their first-ever US tour (rescheduled from March).

Belle Mare and Teletextile, Renata Zeiguer (Cantina) and Cassandra Jenkins, Shilpa Ray and Deva Mahal @ Manhattan Inn
It's the first night of 'The Hum,' the new FREE series at Manhattan Inn features different collaborations from multi-genre artists every Monday in April.

Smoke DZA, JY, Tray Pizzy @ SOB's
Prolific NYC rapper Smoke DZA recently dropped his newest EP, Ringside 3, the third installment of a series with R.F.C. producer 183rd. We'll likely hear some of that (and probably some old favorites too) tonight.

GABI @ Rough Trade
NYC-based classically trained composer/vocalist Gabrielle Herbst (aka GABI) releases her new album, Sympathy, this week. It was co-produced by Daniel Lopatin (aka Oneohtrix Point Never), and coming out on the label he co-runs, Software. Fans of Julia Holter should check this out. Tonight's show is free, and doors are at 6:30 PM.

Black Label Society, Wino @ Starland Ballroom
LA metal vets Black Label Society headline this NJ show, and the legendary Wino makes it worth showing up early.

Night Train @ Littlefield
Ashley Brooke Roberts fills in for Night Train host Wyatt Cenac tonight which also features guests James Adomian, Adam Newman, Jon Fisch, Loyiso Gola, Trey Galyon "and more."

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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Mirman Festival

The 6th annual EUGENE MIRMAN COMEDY FESTIVAL is returning to the Bell House and Union Hall in Brooklyn this September...

Featuring expert curator and comedy host extraordinaire Eugene Mirman and an all-star cast of comedians, actors, musicans and super surprise guests, the EMCF has been called "the best ironic-comedy-festival-but-also-real-comedy-festival known to man" (HuffingtonPost).....EMCF 2013 sees the return of popular shows like StarTalk Live! and the legendary Invite Them Up and Pretty Good Friends. The festival is packed with amazing performers such as Kristen Schaal, Jim Gaffigan, Ira Glass, Wyatt Cenac, Jon Benjamin, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael Che, Kurt Braunohler, Leo Allen and many more!
Tickets are on sale now the shows happening September 26-29 at the Bell House and Union Hall. Full lineup with links below...

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Happy (almost) Hanukkah! It begins tomorrow night (Saturday, 12/8) and in addition to gathering 'round the table for dreidels to play with and latkes to eat, there are plenty of events in NYC that you can attend to celebrate. Jesse Zook Mann and Evan Kleinman's film, Punk Jews, is premiering in NYC next week, and there are a bunch of shows like the Sephardic Music Festival, Matisyahu's 'Festival of Light' show at Terminal 5, and many others. And of course Yo La Tengo play all eight nights of Hanukkah at Maxwell's in Hoboken (12/8-15). YLT always bring out interesting guests to open these shows, but more on that soon (meanwhile leave your guesses in the comments).

In addition to the previously announced Hanukkah shows, there's also a comedy show at UCB East on Saturday (12/8). The show is dubbed Mark Spitz's Hanukkah Spectacularah and the event description reads:

What's a Spectacularah? It's like a Christmas special, but for Jews! Well, it's not just for Jews, but it's certainly not for Nazis . There will be characters, prizes, drinking games, and - most importantly - Jews performing stand up comedy!
The lineup includes Barry Rothbart (The Tonight Show, Conan), Josh Rabinowitz (Just For Laughs), Adam Newman (John Oliver's NY Stand Up Show), and Adam Lowitt (Just For Laughs, John Oliver's NY Stand Up Show, The Daily Show) and Mark Spitz is hosting. Tickets are on sale now.

Matisyahu just released a new video for his new Hanukkah song. Check that out below...

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by Klaus Kinski

Jesse Popp
Jesse Popp

Speaking of Hot Tub with Kurt & Kristen, maybe you were at the weekly variety show this past Monday when Andy Blitz, one of my favorite people in the biz, performed. It has been a really really long time since I last had the good fortune to catch him live, but all of a sudden multiple opportunities are popping up!

In general, I try to remain apolitical in my writings here on BV. Believe me, if you knew my views on society it'd be like a scene in a movie where some dude (me) farts in a crowded elevator and everyone in there (you guys) nonchalantly scuttles to the other side of the elevator. However, there is no denying that many many many members of the comedy community are still very much involved in the Occupy Wall Street community. Perhaps not always physically, but definitely philosophically. Case in point; an event called 99 Comics For The 99% happening at the UCB Theater East on Tuesday May 1st at 8:00pm (May Day). This massive undertaking will feature 99 Comics telling jokes in support of the 99% and OWS. Man I don't even think I could name 99 comics. Anyhow, the line-up (included below) features some seriously great talent and many Klaus faves including Adam McKay (via video), Adam Newman, ANDY BLITZ, Eliot Glazer, Giulia Rozzi, Greg Johnson, Jamie Kilstein, Jimmy Dore, John Frusciante, Jon Friedman, Murderfist, Rob Cantrell, Sara Shaefer, Seth Herzog, Stucky & Murray, Tom Shillue, Two Fun Men, and, well, many many more. Two Fun Men were actually on Fallon the other day in what has to be one of my favorite sketches in ages. Video of that below too!

I am also really happy to announce that Jesse Popp, one of the most pants-shittingly funny up and coming NYC comic geniuses of our time, is recording a Comedy Central special over two nights at Union Hall. The shows will take place on May 2nd and May 4th. Both shows have 7:30pm doors, 8:00pm shows. Tickets are only $5, so you not only get to see one of NYCs finest comedians on the cheap, but the back of your numbskull might even make it on TV. Check out Jesse in the New York Times' One in 8 Million series. Jesse is a great down to earth comedian with a good head on his shoulders. This country will be a much better place when the name Jesse Popp becomes a household name, I tell ya.

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