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photo: Jonathan Richman at The Bell House in 2014 (more by Greg Cristman)
Jonathan Richman

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

Jonathan Richman w/ Tommy Larkins @ Bowery Ballroom
Even if he'd only made the first Modern Lovers album, Jonathan Richman would have legend status, but he's continued to make heartfelt, thoughtful pop for the last 40 years and is always a treat live.

DIIV, No Joy, Sunflower Bean @ Webster Hall
DIIV, No Joy and Sunflower Bean wrap up their North American tour tonight. With a new album due in February, expect a lot of new DIIV songs tonight.

Screaming Females, Potty Mouth, Aye Nako @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Screaming Females put out another ripper of a record this year, but in a live setting is where they always shine the most. Openers are well-matched too.

Allison Weiss, Mal Blum, Winter, Kid In The Attic @ Mercury Lounge
Allison Weiss and Mal Blum both bring the intimate singer/songwriter tradition to punk, and they're both supporting new albums on this tour (released on SideOneDummy and Don Giovanni, respectively).

Blis, Bandit, Portuguese Band, Cicada Radio @ Bowery Electric
New-ish Atlanta band Blis recently signed to Sargent House off the strength of this year's Starting Fires in my Parents House EP. It falls somewhere between indie rock and post-hardcore, and it's great stuff.

B L A C K I E, Juiceboxxx, Show Me The Body, Dreamcruiser @ Trans-Pecos
This bill brings noise, rap and punk together, with some of the artists offering up a combination of all three. It should be a great night start to finish.

Norah Jones @ Capitol Theatre
With no new album behind this tour, Norah Jones is playing what she wants and where she wants -- most of her current tour is places she's never performed before.

Mortuary Drape, Mgla, Demonomancy, Black Anvil, Phobocosm, Sangus @ Saint Vitus (Martyrdoom)
The Martyrdoom festival continues today with influential Italian black metal band Morturary Drape, Polish BM greats Mgla, locals Black Anvil and more.

She Keeps Bees, Last Good Tooth, Mrs. Adam Schatz @ Rough Trade
Brooklyn's She Keeps Bees have been local regulars for almost a decade. They most recently released Eight Houses, which features Sharon Van Etten, in 2014.

The Story So Far, Basement, Turnover, Somerset Thrower @ Emporium
We're not huge fans of the headliner, but we definitely think it's worth catching Run For Cover labelmates Basement and Turnover. The former is a UK band that recalls Seattle grunge, and the latter make ethereal jangle pop. This tour doesn't hit NYC but it was in NJ last night and hits Long Island tonight.

Kat Edmonson @ Joe's Pub (2 shows)
Jazz-pop singer Kat Edmonson has gained comparisons to Billie Holiday and the Brill Building, and she's not just inspired by the classics but she sings them too. She wraps up at weekend run at Joe's Pub with two shows tonight.

Vanilla Fudge @ B.B. King's
Vanilla Fudge have been offering up sludgy, psychedelic cover songs since the late '60s, and helped inspire some of the earliest metal bands.

Nellie McKay @ The Cutting Room
Nellie McKay is for the birds, literally, as this show is a benefit for the Wild Bird Fund, NYC's only nonprofit wildlife medical and rehabilitation center.

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by Bill Pearis

Roman a Clef

Roman à Clef, the band featuring A Sunny Day in Glasgow's Ryan Newmyer & Jen Goma, and Kurt Feldman (Ice Choir, TPOBPAH, etc), will release their debut album, Abandonware, via Infinite Best on June 2. The band have made a video for single "PSBTV" and some of you may recognize it's location as Union Pool. Like their music, there's an air of '80s romanticism here (it reminds me a bit of the Bunnymen's "Seven Seas" video). The video makes its premiere in this post and you can watch it below.

As mentioned, Roman à Clef will be playing NYC Popfest at Cake Shop on May 28 with Beverly, Young Romance, Wildhoney and Souvenir Stand (tickets). A few days later, they'll throw an Abandonware record release show at Union Pool on June 2 with Mrs. Adam Schatz and Cassandra Jenkins opening, plus DJ sets by Chris Georges (Fang Island) and Ben Daniels (ASDIG). Tickets are on sale now.

Continue reading "Roman a Clef share whimsical "PSBTV" video (watch), playing 'Abandonware' release show after NYC Popfest"

by Andrew Sacher

Ava Mendoza
Ava Mendoza

Experimental guitarist Ava Mendoza, who's collaborated with Fred Frith, Nels Cline, tUnE-yArDs, Henry Kaiser and more, will release her debut album, Unnatural Ways, this week (4/14) via New Atlantis Records (pre-order). The album has her backed by keyboardist Dominique Leone and drummer Nick Tamburro, and it's got a pretty huge variety of sounds. It pulls from free jazz, noise, metal, prog and more, but it's listenable on a visceral level too. Check out the full stream, premiering below.

Ava is on a European tour as we speak, and a month after she returns home, she'll play the second edition of Jonah Parzen-Johnson's new solo music series at Silent Barn called 'Singles' which begins this month. The first show happens April 20 with Diamond Terrifier, Mrs. Adam Schatz, Ralph Alessi and Booker Stardrum (Cloud Becomes Your Hand); and Ava plays the one on May 18 with Patrick Higgins (Zs), Indigo Street and Matt Nelson. They happen one Monday each month, and $5 at the door gets you in.

Saxist/keyboardist Jonah Parzen-Johnson also plays both shows in the series, and he's releasing his new album, Remember When Things Were Better Tomorrow, on June 2 via Primary Records. We've got the premiere of "If You Can't Sleep, Just Shut Your Eyes," which you can listen to, with Jonah's full list of dates, below.

Continue reading "Ava Mendoza streaming debut album, playing Jonah Parzen Johnson's new solo music series at Silent Barn"

by Bill Pearis


Anthemic Boston indie rockers Hallelujah the Hills released their fifth full-length, Have You Ever Done Anything Evil?, last year but it is just now getting a vinyl release. In support the band have made a video for album track "Destroy This Poem." Written and directed by Ryan Hamilton Walsh, it's a funny look at social media technology going horribly wrong and you can watch it, and listen to the whole album, below.

Also in celebration of the vinyl release, Hallelujah the Hills are playing a few East Coast shows, including Brooklyn's The Bell House on Friday (3/27) with a opening solo set from Adam Schatz. Tickets are on sale. The band have a few other dates and all are listed below.

Continue reading "Hallelujah the Hills share new video, touring, playing The Bell House with Adam Schatz (dates, streams)"

photos by Alex Olsen

Future Islands @ Death by Audio last week

Future Islands's "Seasons" topped NME's Tracks of 2014 list and will likely be on others before best-of list season is over. The band just released a "reinterpretation" of the song by avant-jazz trio BADBADNOTGOOD, who turn it into a '70s-style soul/funk jam. That band's bassist, Chester Hansen, talks a little about what they did with "Seasons":

We all love the original version of the song, and we were honored to have the opportunity to try and remix it. We heard Sam's isolated singing and realized how soulful and emotive it was and what seemed to sound the best was re-harmonizing the chords and taking it in a soul direction. We came up with a slow groove for the verse that let the vocals breathe, and played the chorus double time to make it more powerful. After we laid down the rhythm track, we overdubbed guitar, keys and a bunch of other parts to fill it out. We're very proud of it and so excited to share it with everyone.
You can stream BADBADNOTGOOD's "Seasons" remix below and you can download it from Amazon today for free.

Future Islands were one of the many bands who said goodbye to Death by Audio last week, playing last Tuesday (11/18) with The Immaculates (with Tim Harrington on one song), DJ Dog Dick and Adam Schatz & The Farewell to Death by Audio Suite. We already posted one set of pics from that show and we've got a second set in this post.

Future Islands' next shows in NYC are somewhere much bigger (with slightly nicer bathrooms), Terminal 5 on January 8 & 9. Tickets are still available for the 1/8 show (the 1/9 show is sold out). All tour dates are listed, along with the "Seasons" reinterpretation and more pics from DbA, below...

Continue reading "Future Islands' share BadBadNotGood rework of "Seasons" ++ more pics from DbA farewell"

photos by Amanda Hatfield; words by Bill Pearis

Future Islands / The Immaculates & Tim Harrington / horn section in the net
Future Islands
Future Islands
The Immaculates
Adam Schatz

"I'm only here because I heard Fugazi were playing," joked Future Islands frontman Samuel T. Herring at the beginning of their last-ever show at Death by Audio where they were the night's "top secret" special guests. Before "Seasons" and their new album Singles catapulted the Baltimore band to wide popularity (they're playing two nights at Terminal 5 in January), Future Islands were regulars at DbA, having played repeatedly at the DIY venue which closes for good on Saturday. "The first time we played DbA was July 2007 with Dan Deacon," Herring told the crowd. "It was so hot and so packed, people had to crowd surf to get in the main room." It wasn't quite that nuts last night, but a lack of cellphones aloft may have had something to do with people not being able to move their arms in the ebbing, swelling crowd. The band played what I think was the longest set I've sever seen at DbA, maybe 75 minutes, and finished with "Vireo's Eye," the release of a few dozen pink balloons and bassist William Cashion floating atop the crowd.

As the first of the five final "top secret" shows at the space, there were a lot of fun surprises. Soul trio The Immaculates (who played Dead Herring's final show) were the main undercard and features a home team of DbA co-runner Matt Conboy, Famous Class Records' Cyrus Lubin, and Jay Heiselmann (Grooms, French Miami, Roya) who came through the crowd with a cape and a handler, a la James Brown. They finished their set with a cover of LCD Soundsystem's "NY I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down," with help from Les Savy Fav's Tim Harrington who had "SUCK IT VICE" scrawled across his biceps and chest. It was his second visit to DbA's stage in four days.

The night opened with Adam Schatz & The Farewell to Death by Audio Suite. Schatz, who plays in Landlady, Man Man and a bunch of other groups (like Blast Off who played DbA's 'The Maze' -- remember 'The Maze'?), composed special music just for the occasion, assembling a dozen or so musicians (on the stage and floor) to perform it. Schatz led a few of the other other horn players throughout DbA's space before returning to the main room for a little interactive finale with the crowd. Right before the show, Schatz released a nice tribute to DbA and you can read that in full below.

Though he spent a portion of his time huddled over a case of electronics with his back to the crowd, DJ Dog Dick put on a nice, beat-heavy set in between Schatz and The Immaculates.

Four nights of Death by Audio left, tonight featuring Junkyard, Guerrilla Toss, and some other mystery guests. More pictures from Future Islands, The Immacualtes, Tim Harrington, DJ Dog Dick and Adam Schatz etc, and FI's setlist and a video from their set, below...

Continue reading "Future Islands were the "top secret" headliners, Tim Harrington sang "NY I Love You" w/ The Immaculates, and more at Death by Audio's fifth-to-last night (pics, setlist, video)"


As mentioned, Holly Miranda and Ambrosia Parsley are in the midst of their joint residency at Rockwood Music Hall. The third installment happens tonight (11/12) with Angela McCluskey (Telepopmusik, Wild Colonials), composer Paul Cantelon (Diving Bell & the Butterfly, Everything is Illuminated) and a special appearance by Nicole Atkins. The final night is November 19 with Adam Schatz and more TBA. Tickets for both nights are still available.

For a taste of what to expect, check out a video each from Holly Miranda and Ambrosia Parsley at the first of the residencies (11/29). They make their premiere in this post and you can watch below.

Continue reading "Holly Miranda & Ambrosia Parsley share videos from NYC residency; tonight's show w/ Nicole Atkins & more"

Black Lips at House of Vans in July (more by Chris La Putt)
Black Lips

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

The Black Lips, King Khan & BBQ Show, Habibi @ Irving Plaza
This two-night NYC stand (tonight at at Irving Plaza, Wednesday at MHOW) sounds like trouble -- in a good way. A double-dose of party-friendly garage and soul, get in it.

Eternal Summers, Darlings, Boytoy @ Knitting Factory
Last time Eternal Summers were through, they played a LOT of new songs from their next album which is already in the can. Expect new ones tonight too. Support is good tonight, with Darlings' poppy indie rock, and Boytoy's hair-in-the-face shoegaze.

The Raveonettes, Coves @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Danish duo The Raveonettes released their best album in half a decade -- the kinda funky, surf-inspired Pe'ahi -- this summer and this is their first of two MHOW shows. Opening duo Coves make a similar brand of fuzzy pop, worth getting their early for.

The Big Sleep, Lymbyc Systym, Nicholas Nicholas @ Baby's All Right
Eleven years and going, NYC indie vets The Big Sleep remain a live force. The band have a new album due sometime soon and you can get a preview tonight -- and this show is with another long-running Brooklyn band, Lymbyc Systym.

QUAD, Winstons @ Baby's All Right
This is the first of QUAD's late-night residency at Baby's and the shows start at midnight and are free. QUAD spun off of Spires and have a similar '60s-meets-Madchester vibe.

Spoon, Dev Hynes, Best Coast & more @ Sonos Studios
The wireless speaker makers are bringing their curated lounge to NYC with some serious bands/musicians performing free sets, as well as talks and exhibitions. RSVPs, unsurprisingly with today's lineup, are full for the music portion.

Heaven, Dead Leaf Echo, The Stargazer Lilies @ Union Pool
It's a night of dark-tinged ethereal rock and all three bands do it well. Wear black.

Rise Against, Touche Amore, Radkey @ Wellmont Theatre
The band we're most excited about on this bill is Touche Amore, who make ambitious, serious, and sincere post-hardcore and are never short of fantastic at their shows.

Delta Spirit @ Mercury Lounge
The folk rockin' Delta Spirit put out a new album, Into The Wide, earlier this month and tonight they begin a three-night NYC run in support of it. All three are sold out.

RVIVR, Aye Nako, Shellshag, Slingshot Dakota @ Saint Vitus
RVIVR's fight against sexism/homophobia/etc is as radical as their pop punk is catchy. Tonight they team with three bands who are all a bit different but will fit with them well: the also-political Aye Nako, long-running DIY duo Shellshag, and Pennsylvania indie pop band Slingshot Dakota.

The Prettiots, Fiona Silver, Sleepy Kitty, Alice Limoges @ Pianos
Sleepy Kitty count former Harvey Danger drummer Evan Sult as a member, but they're not too similar to that band, instead sounding more like a grungier Best Coast.

Banks, Movement @ Terminal 5
Two members of the indie/R&B crossover team up at Terminal 5 tonight, with the very quickly rising Banks headlining this sold out show.

EULA, Short Nerve (feat. Greg Saunier [of Deerhoof], Ofir Ganon & special guest), Adam Schatz, Andra, Nose Fixer, DJ Jackie Yo, plus words from Speedy Ortiz's Sadie Dupuis, Hilly Eye's Amy Klein & more @ Glasslands
This big show with various art forms, collaborations and more goes down with music from noise rockers EULA, Short Nerve (a collaboration with a Deerhoof member and a special guest promised), Brooklyn everywhere-man Adam Schatz and more, plus Speedy Ortiz's Sadie Dupuis and Hilly Eye's Amy Klein will be speaking, and there's also "movement" and "photo works" at the show. More info here.

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

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Eternal Summers at MHOW in 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Eternal Summers

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

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks, Dustin Wong @ Bowery Ballroom
Animal Collective members are taking some time off from their main band this year. Panda Bear has a new solo album on the way and Avey Tare is currently joined by ex-Dirty Projector Angel Deradoorian and ex-Ponytail member Jeremy Hyman in his new band Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks. Their tour with another former Ponytail member, Dustin Wong, hits Bowery Ballroom for a sold-out show tonight.

Eternal Summers, Sapphire Mansions, Beverly @ Cake Shop
Eternal Summers deliver more of their promising indie pop on their new Doug Gillard-produced album, The Drop Beneath. They came to town over the weekend for a Brooklyn Night Bazaar show, and now they're hanging around for something much smaller at Cake Shop. Also of note is that this will be the second full-band show for Beverly, who up to this point had just been the duo of Drew Citron and Frankie Rose (Frankie's no longer in the line-up). The C-86-inspired, organ-driven Sapphire Mansions are worth catching too.

Man Forever, So Percussion, Tigue @ Le Poisson Rouge
There will be some good percussionists of the indie/contemporary classical world at LPR tonight with Oneida drummer John Colpitts' (aka Kid Millions) Man Forever project, modern percussion ensemble (and Dan Deacon collaborators) So Percussion, and percussive trio Tigue (featuring members of Jherek Bischoff collaborators Contemporaneous Ensemble and Damon Albarn collaborators Ensemble Signal).

Chicago Underground Duo, Ryan Sawyer/Adam Schatz duo @ Baby's All Right
It's a night of experimental duos at Baby's All Right with the Northern Spy-signed Chicago Underground Duo (aka Rob Mazurek and Marc Ribot collaborator Chad Taylor), and a local duo set from Thurston Moore collaborator Ryan Sawyer and the prolific Adam Schatz (Landlady, Man Man, etc).

Elliott Sharp, Steve Buscemi @ Issue Project Room
As part of the William S Burroughs Centenary Celebration, Elliott Sharp and Steve Buscemi will put on a collaborative performance, creating "a collage of sound and words integrating texts by William S. Burroughs with Elliott Sharp's vast soundworlds."

Local H, Crook and Pony @ Mercury Lounge
'90s alt-rockers Local H still continue to tour, and tonight they're back in NYC to take over Mercury Lounge.

Holly Golightly, Party Lights @ Mercury Lounge
Once a member of Billy Childish's band Thee Headcoatees, Holly Golightly has been solo for nearly 20 years. She just released her new album All Her Fault, which is another fine slice of raw rockabilly garage. Tonight's her second of two NYC shows on this tour.

Taking Back Sunday, The Used, Tonight Alive, Sleepwave @ Best Buy Theater
Taking Back Sunday have been back with the lineup who made Tell All Your Friends for a few years now, and just released their second album since reuniting (and third overall by this lineup). The new stuff may lack the fire that made TAYF so great, but at least tonight's another chance to see the old favorites by the lineup who recorded them. This is their last of three sold out shows at Best Buy Theater on this tour.

Ronald Reagan, Greg Fox, Star Rover, Larkin Grimm, Benjamin Lazar Davis @ Manhattan Inn
Star Rover continue their residency at Manhattan Inn with some excellent experimental music coming from Greg Fox (Guardian Alien, ex-Liturgy, etc) and Swans/Martin Bisi associate Larkin Grimm. Lineup also includes Benjamin Lazar Davis of Cuddle Magic and "Boston's Premier 80's Pop Saxophone Duo," Ronald Reagan.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac's weekly Night Train comedy show continues tonight with comedic guests Big Jay Oakerson, Dan Soder, Matt Koff, musical guest KING'S, and more.

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

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Luke Temple

While he's spent the last few years concentrating on Here We Go Magic, Luke Temple recently returned to solo mode with Good Mood Fool which was released a couple weeks ago via Secretly Canadian. On it, he bathes in warm funk and gentle reggae, giving things an enjoyably mellow vibe. You can check out the video for "Florida" and a couple other tracks below, and the whole record can be heard via Spotify.

Temple is currently finishing up a short East Coast tour with his band that includes Eliot Krimsky (Glass Ghost, Here We Go Magic), Mike Johnson (Dirty Projectors) and Brian Betancourt (Hospitality). He'll then head to Europe but on his return he's doing a December residency at Union Pool, playing the first three Tuesdays of the month. He's gathered some pretty impressive talent to open on the nights:

DECEMBER 3 (tickets)
MEMS (5) - (Ofir Ganon and Greg Sarnier of Deerhoof)
CHRIS BEAR (of Grizzly Bear)

DECEMBER 10 (tickets)
SAM OWENS (of Celestial Shore)
STEVE MARION (of Delicate Steve)

DECEMBER 17 (tickets)
ADAM SCHATZ (of Man Man, Landlady, etc)
RYAN SEATON (of Callers)

As a unifying theme, all of the sets during the residency will be improvised. No word on advance tickets just yet. Ticket links above. All tour dates are listed, along with videos and streams, below.

Continue reading "Luke Temple released new LP (streams), doing guest-filled NYC "improvisational" residency in December & other dates"

Cat Power / Sky Ferreira at Elliott Smith tribute (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Cat Power
Sky Ferreira

As you may have heard, on the tenth anniversary of Elliott Smith's death (10/21), a tribute show went down at Glasslands in Brooklyn with a number of musicians, including Cat Power, Zachary Cole Smith (DIIV), Sky Ferreira, Yoni Wolf (Why?), The Low Anthem, Luke Temple, Marissa Nadler, Aaron Pfenning, Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz), and more. We already posted pictures, the setlist, and a fan video from the show, and now there's professional video of the show, courtesy of The Bomber Jacket (one of the show presenters). They're planning on releasing the audio from the show as well ("hopefully by Christmas"), and all proceeds from that release will benefit the Elliott Smith Memorial Fund.

Meanwhile you can watch those videos below...

Continue reading "Elliott Smith tribute @ Glasslands in pro-shot video (watch) --- Cole Smith & Sky Ferreira, Speedy Ortiz, Low Anthem & more"

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Cat Power / Cole & Sky
Elliot Smith Tribute
Elliot Smith Tribute

[Sadie] Dupuis delivered the night's heaviest alt-rock blast, leading a Nirvana-like performance of "Abused" by dialing up the track's soft-loud-soft dynamics. [Marissa] Nadler offered a mesmerizing lullaby with the gentle strums of "Pitseleh." [Yoni] Wolf played three tracks solo on piano, including "Angeles" and "Say Yes," adding his own spin lyrically and musically, something a "chord guy" like Smith would appreciate, Wolf joked.


Cat Power soon walked onstage and raised a glass from behind the piano -- "cheers to Elliott," she said. She played a solo version of her own tune, the haunting "Names," from 2003's You Are Free, before her band joined for a jazz/R&B-flecked "Between the Bars," which hit with extra punch due to Marshall's own history of alcohol abuse and mental illness.

She handed out knit caps, like those Smith so often wore (Marshall sported a yellow-gold beanie over her bleached blonde hair all night), and closed with From a Basement on the Hill's "Pretty (Ugly Before)." Ferreira joined Marshall onstage, and the two traded verses and invited the crowd to join -- "Fucking sing it if you know it!" shouted Marshall -- on the repeated outro: "I was so ugly before didn't know what to do." The jam-packed audience inside the DIY venue all sang in hushed tones together, in unison. [Rolling Stone]

On the tenth anniversary of Elliott Smith's death (10/21), a number of musicians gathered at Brooklyn venue Glasslands for a tribute show. The night's cast included Cat Power, Zachary Cole Smith (DIIV), Sky Ferreira, Yoni Wolf (Why?), The Low Anthem, Luke Temple, Marissa Nadler, Aaron Pfenning, Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz), Adam Schatz, The Perennials and Tereu Tereu. Pictures of the show, a partial setlist, and a video of Sky Ferreira joining Cat Power for "Pretty (Ugly Before)" are in this post.

For Cat Power, this show was ahead of her upcoming solo tour which brings her back to NYC for two shows on November 14 at Brooklyn Masonic Temple (early and late). The early show is sold out but tickets for the late show are still available.

Sadie Dupuis played this just after her band Speedy Ortiz wrapped up a number of CMJ shows, including our Friday party. Speedy Ortiz returns to NYC tonight (10/23) at The Flat for a Mishka show with J Mascis (of Dinosaur Jr). It's an afterparty for the debut of Mishka's new Dinosaur Jr line, which happens at their store (and J will be there doing an in-store signing).

More pictures, the partial setlist and video below...

Continue reading "Elliott Smith tribute @ Glasslands pics, video, setlist (Cat Power, Marissa Nadler, Sadie Dupuis, Cole Smith, Sky Ferreira, more)"

Fiona Apple at Terminal 5 in 2012 (more by Caroline Harrison)
Fiona Apple

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

Fiona Apple, Blake Mills @ Beacon Theatre
Fiona Apple and Blake Mills are doing two nights of "Anything We Want" at Beacon Theatre this week. What exactly does that mean? Back in July they said, "We know it'll be something special, and we aren't being coy here -- it's just that we have about 26% of an idea of what the fuck we will be playing for you" and that "the uncertainty excites us." They've probably figured out more of the set by now.

Elliott Smith tribute w/ Cat Power, Zachary Cole Smith (DIIV), Sky Ferreira, Yoni Wolf (of Why?), The Low Anthem, Luke Temple, Marissa Nadler, Aaron Pfenning, Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz), Adam Schatz, The Perennials, Tereu Tereu @ Glasslands
This stacked lineup for a tribute to the late, great songwritier Elliot Smith includes Cat Power, Cole of DIIV, Sadie of Speedy Ortiz, Marissa Nadler, Sky Ferreira, and many more.

Foxygen, Ben Chatrer, Jungle Green @ Bowery Ballroom
Foxygen's Jonathan Rado was just in NYC playing a bunch of CMJ shows, and now the whole band is here for a 2-night stand of their '60s-style baroque/psych pop and Jim Morrison-style stage antics.

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, A Great Big Pile Of Leaves, Great Caesar @ Webster Hall
A Great Big Pile of Leaves released one of the more fun, somewhat mathy, somewhat emo, rock albums of the summer with You're Always On My Mind, out now on Topshelf. Their sound should go great with the sunny vibes of the equally long-named Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin.

Kid Congo Powers & The Pink Monkey Birds @ Mercury Lounge
Legendary guitarist/singer Kid Congo (The Gun Club, The Cramps, The Bad Seeds) and his garage rock band The Pink Monkeybirds are on the road, and after having played Secret Project Robot in Brooklyn last night, they hang around NYC for tonight's show at Mercury Lounge.

Fletcher C. Johnson, JP5, Pity Party, The Goddamn Rattlesnake @ Death By Audio
It's a night of different lo-fi styles at Death by Audio, with guitar pop songwriter Fletcher C. Johnson (who recently opened for Parquet Courts and Guards), ex-The Measure [sa] pop punks Pity Party, bluegrass collective Goddamn Rattlesnake, and rock n' rollers JP5.

Man Man, Xenia Rubinos @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Weirdo rockers Man Man are back with their new On Oni Pond LP, and this week their tour in support of it hits NYC for two shows with arty local songwriter Xenia Rubinos.

The Stargazer Lilies, Dead Leaf Echo, The Veldt, Acres @ Paper Box
Melt away at this record release show for NYC dream pop band The Stargazer Lilies that also features fellow effects pedal lovers Dead Leaf Echo and The Veldt.

'Two Boys' (Nico Muhly) @ Metropolitan Opera
As described by the Met, Nico Muhly's acclaimed new opera explores "identity and desire in the shadowy world of the Internet as a detective investigates the stabbing of one teenage boy by another -- and discovers a tangled web of online intrigue." Tickets are still available.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac does his weekly Night Train comedy show at Littlefield with guests Found Footage Festival, Marcus Monroe, Carla Rhodes, Ted Travelstead, Jena Friedman, and more.

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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Elliott Smith

Like the four Elliott Smith tribute shows that took place in August to honor the songwriting legend in the ten-year anniversary of his death, another will happen in NYC on the actual day of the anniversary, October 21. The tribute show happens at Glasslands and includes some pretty great musicians like Cat Power, DIIV's Zachary Cole Smith with Sky Ferreira, Yoni Wolf (of Why?), The Low Anthem, Luke Temple, Marissa Nadler, Aaron Pfenning (of Rewards, ex-Chairlift), Sadie Dupuis (of Speedy Ortiz), Adam Schatz, The Perennials and Tereu Tereu.

$50 tickets for the show are on sale now, and some of the proceeds will benefit Elliott Smith Memorial Fund. That fund benefits Outside In and Free Arts for Abused Children, and there's also an IndieGogo campaign raising money for Outside In that includes rewards related to the Glasslands show:

* Set lists from the night
* High-quality 12" x 11" concert posters, designed by local artist Allison Specketer
* Live recording of the show (participating bands TBA)
* Goodie Bag (details TBA) from Kill Rock Stars
* High-quality 18" x 24" concert poster, autographed by all the musicians
Check out an Elliott Smith video from 2000 below...

Continue reading "Elliott Smith tribute happening at Glasslands w/ Cat Power, members of DIIV, Speedy Ortiz, Sky Ferreira & more"

Quilt at Mercury Lounge in 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

today in NYC
* Tylan @ Joe's Pub
* Marc Maron @ Union Hall
* Stephane Wrembel @ Barbes
* Charnett Moffett @ Joe's Pub
* Jennifer Curtis & Friends @ Barbes
* Hannibal Buress @ Knitting Factory
* Marc Broussard, Courrier @ City Winery
* Memory Tapes, Sleep Over @ Mercury Lounge
* Star & Dagger, Ten Ton Mojo @ Mercury Lounge
* White Prism, Bright Light Bright Light @ Ace Hotel
* Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Graham Parker and The Rumour @ Gramercy Theatre
* Echo Friendly, Young Unknowns, Sua @ Public Assembly
* Jon Madof, Marlon Sobol and Special Guests @ The Stone
* DRGN King, Walking Shapes, Onward Chariots @ Cameo Gallery
* HRVRD, Daylight, SoftSpot, Coasta @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* Mmoss, Quilt, Prince Rupert's Drops, Electric Mess @ Glasslands
* Call Of The Wild, The Soupcans, Pampers, Beasty @ Death By Audio
* David Cross, Jon Glaser, Heather Lawless, Leo Allen @ Littlefield
* Vensaire, Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt, Zula, My Body @ Silent Barn
* Negative Approach, Violent Bullshit, TWO MAN ADVANTAGE, Crushed @ The Grand Victory
* Black Cobra, Public Speaking, Belus, Bezoar, Jon Mizrachi, Ancient Sky, Mrs. Adam Schatz, David First @ Europa (Brain Cave Festival)

The Soupcans will be in NYC on Wednesday (4/17) to open for fellow Toronto bands METZ and Odonis Odonis at Bowery Ballroom, but before that they play a smaller NYC show at Death by Audio tonight with Call of the Wild, Pampers, and Beasty. Admission is $7 at the door.

Brooklyn's Brain Cave Festival wraps up tonight at Europa. Tickets for tonight's show are still available.

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Jai Paul, who dropped the very impressive singles, "BTSTU" and "Jasmine" over the last couple years, finally released his self titled debut album. You can stream it in its entirety below and purchase it over at bandcamp. The tracks are all untitled, but track 9 is "Jasmine" and track 16 is "BTSTU" (via FADER).

UPDATE: Jai Paul tweeted, "To confirm: demos on bandcamp were not uploaded by me, this is not my debut album. Please don't buy. Statement to follow later. Thanks, Jai."

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Forgetters at Knitting Factory in 2010 (more by Andrew St. Clair)

As mentioned, Brooklyn's Brain Cave Festival is returning this year and it begins TONIGHT (4/11), continuing through Sunday (4/14). Most shows happen at Europa, and there's also a free day show on Saturday at the Greenpointers.com Market. When we first posted the lineup, there was a "Surprise Special Guest TBA" listed for Saturday's show, and we've since learned that it's Forgetters, the currently project of Jawbreaker/Jets to Brazil frontman Blake Schwarzenbach, who released their self titled album in late 2012.

The Forgetters show is with Monogold, Clouder, and Quiet Loudly. Other bands playing other days of the festival include Peelander-Z, The Suzan, Eula, Cat Martino, Lemonade, and more. Tickets for individual nights and 4-day passes are still available. Updated lineup below.

Forgetters are also playing a Record Store Day (4/20) in-store at Generation Records with Swearin' (who have other local shows with Shellshag coming up), Doug Gillard (Guided by Voices, Nada Surf), and Livids (whose lineup includes New Bomb Turks singer Eric Davidson, and who just opened for The Hives). Blake Schwarzenbach will be DJing, along with Tom Scharpling and others.

Meanwhile, in other Brain Cave Festival related news, Lemonade have been added as an opener to the previously discussed John Talabot tour, including his NYC show on May 28 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with FIXED DJs JDH & Dave P. Tickets for that show are still available.

Meanwhile, catch Lemonade's True Panther labelmates Delorean in NYC TONIGHT (4/11) at 285 Kent. Tickets for tonight's show are still available.

All Lemonade dates are listed, along with the updated Brain Cave lineup, below...

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Russian Circles @ Bowery Ballroom 11/14/2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Caitlin Rose

today in NYC
* Whiplash @ UCB
* Brain Cloud @ Barbes
* Passover Strange @ Barbes
* Russian Circles @ Saint Vitus Bar
* Liam Finn, Rifle Recoil @ Knitting Factory
* Leda, Wojcik, Space Merchants @ Union Hall
* Caitlin Rose, Andrew Combs @ Mercury Lounge
* Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
* Savants, Holy Balm, The Initials @ Cake Shop
* Rafiq Bhatia, Dawn of Midi @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Reverend Vince Anderson and His Love Choir @ Union Pool
* Jesse Rifkin, Soul St. Marie, Tom Naedo @ Pete's Candy Store
* The Virgins, Har Mar Superstar, Luke Rathborne @ Bowery Ballroom
* Ridgefield Middle School Talent Nite, Robi D Light (DJ Set) @ Glasslands
* Grasshopper, Koks, Mushroom Cloud, Crotch Point Parables @ Silent Barn
* Southern Femisphere, Boring Portals, Cant Kids, Holy Sweat @ Death By Audio
* Glen Matlock (of The Sex Pistols), Sylvain Sylvain (of New York Dolls) @ City Winery
* Anthony LaMarca, Jonah Parzen-Johnson, Mrs. Adam Schatz, Ross Edwards @ Cameo Gallery
* Mega Ran, Billy Woods, Cavalier, Cult Favorite, Uncommon Nasa, Pruven @ Public Assembly
* Danny Chait, Charles Ramsay, William Gruff, Ben Fields, The Next Great American Novelist @ Pianos
* Tom Blacklung and the Smokestacks, Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Hurricanes of Love, Killer Bob, J-ZEE Shushi Car @ Big Snow
* Tracy Morgan, Jay Pharoah, JB Smoove, Luenell, Cipha Sounds, Faizon Love, Capone, Ardie Fuqua, Damien Lemon @ The Theater at MSG

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Sigur Ros at Osheaga 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Sigur Ros

today in NYC
* Whiplash @ UCB
* Moneco @ Barbes
* Brain Cloud @ Barbes
* Strangers, Lurve @ Knitting Factory
* Pink, The Hives @ Nassau Coliseum
* Wyatt Cenac, Rojo Perez @ Littlefield
* Dipset, Funkmaster Flex @ B.B. King's
* Sigur Ros, Tim Hecker @ Madison Square Garden
* Mount Moriah, Blessed Feathers @ Mercury Lounge
* Spaceghostpurp, Raider Klan @ Santos Party House
* Party Animal, Rebelmatic, Simon Doom @ Silent Barn
* Everything Everything, Dinowalrus @ Bowery Ballroom
* Expensive Looks, Vimes, Genghis Hans @ Cameo Gallery
* Pegi Young & the Survivors, Anthony da Costa @ Joe's Pub
* Reverend Vince Anderson and His Love Choir @ Union Pool
* Yvette, Religious Girls, Eartheater, Mega Yes @ Death By Audio
* Parenthetical Girls, Norwegian Arms, This Is Head @ Glasslands
* Midday Veil, Ghost Box Orchestra, Big Spider's Back @ Cake Shop
* Donots, The Company We Keep, Mister Pagoda @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* Keith Harkin, Leif Vollebekk, The Trouble with Templeton @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside @ The Bell House
* Softspot, Faun and a Pan Flute, Hello Ocho, Mrs. Adam Schatz, Invisible Dave @ Big Snow

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Captain Murphy (aka Flying Lotus' rap project) made a video for "The Killing Joke." Check it out below.

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Peelander-Z at Knitting Factory in 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Brooklyn's Brain Cave Festival is returning this year from April 11 to 14 at Europa. The festival features four days of local bands including Peelander-Z, Eula, The Suzan, Hooray For Earth, Lemonade, Cat Martino, and more. The full lineup and schedule, along with the trailer video and flyer for the festival, are below.

Tickets for each individual night and a 4-day pass option are on sale now.

Schedule, video, and flyer below...

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Widowspeak @ Brooklyn Bowl, 1/13/2012 (more by Jessica Amaya)

Ex Cops @ Pianos, CMJ 2012 (more by Jessica Amaya)
Ex Cops

today in NYC
* Taarka @ Barbes
* Wildlife @ The Stone
* Them Jeans @ Lillium
* Matt Costa @ City Winery
* Ryan Ferreira @ Sycamore
* Slavic Soul Party @ Barbes
* Johnny Winter @ B.B. King's
* Ellie Goulding, St. Lucia @ Terminal 5
* Dwight Yoakam @ The Capitol Theatre
* Soundgarden @ Hammerstein Ballroom
* Ex Cops, Hunters, Gambles @ Glasslands
* Danielia Cotton, Muasic @ Bowery Electric
* Christopher Owens, Melted Toys @ Bowery Ballroom
* Mrs. Adam Schatz, Half Waif, Yost @ Cake Shop
* Carl Testa, Anne Rhodes, Joe Morris @ The Stone
* Mieka Pauley, Alastair Ottesen @ Pete's Candy Store
* Ra Ra Riot, Savoir Adore @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Jib Kidder, Wanda and Wonder, Creeptone @ The Delancey
* The Dreebs, Guerilla Toss, Tonstartsbandht @ Death By Audio
* The Zen Tricksters, Rob Baraaco, Keith Kenny @ Brooklyn Bowl
* "The Big Story" w/ Malcolm Gladwell and David Goldhill @ Joe's Pub
* The Top, Cardboard, Cassandra Jenkins, Free Time @ Cameo Gallery
* The Weeks, Junior Astronomers, Street Smells @ The Knitting Factroy
* Juan Wauters, The Hairs, Eleanor, Liz Hogg, I'm Turning Into @ Muchmore's
* Widowspeak, Murals, Alex Laliberte (of Vensaire), Prince Rupert's Drops @ Mercury Lounge
* Alec Berlin, Alex Battles & The Whisky Rebellion, The British and the French @ Pianos (Showroom)
* Nick Francis, Salina Sias, Ana Egge, Freddie Stevenson, Michael Daves @ Rockwood Music Hall

Tonight's sold-out Ra Ra Riot show at Music Hall of Williamsburg will be streamed live via Bowery Presents YouTube page. Tune in at 10 PM.

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Happy 52nd birthday Daniel Johnston!

Widowspeak, who play a record release party at Mercury Lounge tonight, were interviewed by Bleary Eyed Brooklyn about their new album, Almanac. You can watch that below.

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Dinosaur Jr. @ T5, June 2011 (more by Tamara Porras)
Dinosaur Jr.

today in NYC
* Nass Gwana @ Zebulon
* Martha Redbone @ Joe's Pub
* Hot Tuna @ Beacon Theatre
* Kevin Devine @ Webster Hall
* Avan Lava @ Brooklyn Museum
* Gordon Voidwell @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Scott Amendola Trio @ The Stone
* Rock Lottery @ Knitting Factory
* Emanuel And The Fear @ Joe's Pub
* Porches, Crinkles, Krill, LVL UP @ Big Snow
* Swedish Energies @ Issue Project Room
* X, Reverend Horton Heat @ Irving Plaza
* Titus Andronicus, Ceremony @ Maxwell's
* Yo Gabba Gabba! @ Madison Square Garden
* Banda Sinaloense De Los Muertos @ Barbes
* Balam Acab, Kuhrye-oo, Rimar @ Glasslands
* Black Dice, Oneida @ Secret Project Robot
* Simone Felice, Simi Stone @ Mercury Lounge
* Sumsun, Octo Octa, Obey City @ Shea Stadium
* Graham Parker & The Rumour @ The Concert Hall
* Naam, Pinkish Black, Soft Spot @ Saint Vitus
* Bedroom Eyes, Suturee, Great Ghost @ Cameo Gallery
* Pearl & The Beard, Lucius, You Won't @ The Bell House
* Janeane Garofalo, Judah Friedlander @ Eastville Comedy Club
* Hard Nips, Animal Tropical, The Roulettes @ The Gutter
* Anoraak (DJ Set), Headband & Hooligan @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Six Organs of Admittance, Blues Control @ Mercury Lounge
* Moon Taxi, The Ludlow Thieves, Great Elk @ Bowery Ballroom
* Greg Ashley, Prince Rupert's Drops, Yea-Ming Chen @ Cake Shop
* Toys and Tiny Instruments, Sky-Pony, Twin Danger @ The Rock Shop
* The Indecent, Supercute!, Kay Kasperhausen @ The Bowery Electric
* Fatima Al Qadiri, CFCF, Zoovox, Steve Summers @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
* BAM, Night of the Living Funk, Mad Satta, Afrika Bambaataa, HEAVy @ Paper Box
* High on Fire, Goatwhore, Primate, Lo-Pan @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* A Place to Bury Strangers, Liturgy, Total Slacker, Royal Baths @ 285 Kent
* Kitten Berry Crunch, In Like Lions, The Backporch Smokers , Airacuda @ Matchless
* Dinosaur Jr. (25th anniversary of "You're Living All Over Me"), Kurt Vile @ Terminal 5
* Silent Drape Runners, Leda, Schaffer the Darklord, Adam Schatz (of Landlady), Jean Grae @ Public Assembly
* Unstoppable Death Machines, NinjaSonik, ZZZ's, Big Ups, Youth Quake, Cousin Brian @ Brooklyn Fireproof East
* Karl Denson's Tiny Universe (a tribute to the Beastie Boys), Slightly Stoopid (Kyle, OG and Dela) @ Best Buy Theatre

Tonight at Knitting Factory it's the annual Rock Lottery where Holly Miranda, Beans, members of My Morning Jacket, M83, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Hold Steady, Yuck, Hooray for Earth, Ra Ra Riot and more will form impromptu bands (with members being chosen out of a hat). They will write and rehearse original material to be performed tonight. Proceeds from the show go to benefit Hurricane Sandy relief. Sounds like fun.

Meanwhile, A Place to Bury Strangers, Liturgy and more are at 285 Kent tonight for a Hurricane Sandy relief benefit.

Dinosaur Jr. are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their album You're Living All Over Me with a star-studded (Johnny Marr! Kim Gordon!) show at Terminal 5 where they'll play the album in full.

And don't forget that BrooklynVegan is presenting advance screenings of Only The Young andTchoupitoulas (a double feature!) at the Knitting Factory this Sunday (12/2) starting at 7 PM and is free (first come, first served). Do come out!

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Devendra Banhart at Governors Ball 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Devendra Banhart

A bunch of artists, including Miho Hatori's New Optimism, Devendra Banhart, Oorutaichi, Sahba Sizdahkhani, Dan Friel, and Mrs. Adam Schatz are getting together to play a Hurricane Sandy Relief benefit show in Brooklyn TONIGHT (11/1) at Public Assembly in the front room. In addition to those performances, there will also by DJ sets by Dapwell of Das Racist and Ghostdad of Win Win. There's a $5-$20 donation at the door for entry and all proceeds go to Renegade Sandy Relief, "a direct action relief initiative for the hardest hit victims of Hurricane Sandy," founded by iO Tillett Wright, Holly Miranda, and Lane Sanders (owner of The Drink).

Head over after our free screening of the Comedy at Knitting Factory.

Devendra Banhart was supposed to open for Swans at Music Hall of Williamsburg last month, but that show was cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy and the venue is working to reschedule it but no new date has been announced yet.

The flyer for tonight's show is below...

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Titus Andronicus at House of Vans in August (more by Ryan Muir)

today in NYC
* Whiplash @ UCB
* Brain Cloud @ Barbes
* Rush @ Barclays Center
* Mike Birbiglia @ Union Hall
* Ringo Deathstarr @ Cake Shop
* Luke Rathborne @ Mercury Lounge
* Mouse on Mars @ Santos Party House
* Alanis Morissette, Souleye @ Terminal 5
* Crosby, Stills and Nash @ Beacon Theater
* John Lutz & Scott Adsit @ UCB Chelsea
* A.C. Newman, The Mynabirds @ Bowery Ballroom
* The Kissing Club, Milk, Opal Onyx @ Cameo Gallery
* Young Unknowns, The Dust Engineers @ Mercury Lounge
* Titus Andronicus, Liquor Store, Dan Friel @ Shea Stadium
* Kopecky Family Band, Wild Cub, The Kingston Springs @ Brooklyn Bowl
* On Ka'a Davis and his Famous Original Djuke Music Big Band @ The Stone
* Child Abuse, Vaz, Talweg, Chris Pitsiokos/Weasel Walter Duo @ Death By Audio
* The Sea and Cake, Matthew Friedberger (of The Fiery Furnaces) @ (le) poisson rouge
* Crime and the City Solution, Family Band, Laura Ortman @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Sandra Bernhard, W. Kamau Bell, Hari Kondabolu, Sam Seder, and Frank Coniff @ Gotham Comedy Club
* Bottle Up & Go, Adam Schatz, Ruben Sindo Acosta, Jon Mizrachi, Matthew Silberman, Leda, Jon DeLorme of Crowns, Dapwell from Das Racist @ Glasslands

If you are not totally burned out from CMJ there are a bunch of great shows tonight, including post-punk legends Crime & the City Solution who will be playing their first NYC show in many, many years. Tickets are still available.

Elsewhere in Brooklyn, Titus Andronicus are playing a record release show at Shea Stadium (sold out) which should be a sweaty good time.

If you want to watch the final Presidential debate perhaps you'd like to do so in the presence of professional comedians who may or may not be funnier than the people you'd be watching it with at your apartment. You can do this at Gotham Comedy Club where they've brought in professional riff-man Frank Conniff (aka "TV's Frank" from MST3K), Sandra Bernhard, W. Kamau Bell and more.

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The Darkness in Austin in May (more by Tim Griffin)
The Darkness
Divine Fits at MHOW in September (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Divine Fits
Justice at Lollapalooza 2012 (more by James Richards IV)

today in NYC
* Sonagi @ Barbes
* Irene Jacob @ Barbes
* Evans Thompson @ The Stone
* Coyote Grace/Tylan @ Joe's Pub
* The Beat Junkies @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Jon McLaughlin, Xenia @ Joe's Pub
* Hannibal Buress @ Knitting Factory
* A-Trak, Flosstradamus @ Asbury Lanes
* Divine Fits, Cold Cave @ Webster Hall
* Janeane Garofalo @ EastVille Comedy Club
* Joseph Arthur w/ Peter Buck @ City Winery
* The Public Side of Paula Scher @ Joe's Pub
* Sylvain Leroux/Max Johnson Duo @ The Stone
* Justice, Chromeo (DJ) @ Hammerstein Ballroom
* Sad Horse, Trabajo, Luxury Prevention @ Big Snow
* The Midnight Beast, Riot !n Paris @ Mercury Lounge
* The Sea and Cake, Matthew Friedberger @ Littlefield
* Little Women, Banned Books, Ryan Ferriera @ Zebulon
* The Darkness, The Dirty Pearls, Sweetheart @ Terminal 5
* Wild Nothing, Merchandise, Mac DeMarco @ Bowery Ballroom
* Calabrese, Coffin Fly, The Knuckle Pucks @ Public Assembly
* Aza Nizi Maza, Hairy Sands, Source Of Yellow @ Cameo Gallery
* Why?, Naytronix, The Black Swans @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Ghost Wave, Making Movies, Torches, The Golden Awesome @ Pianos
* Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons on Broadway @ Broadway Theatre
* K-Prime & Eom, Audra the Rapper, Fowl, SmallAxe LA @ The Paper Box
* Sex Mob, Randy Ingram Trio, Noah Preminger Quartet @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Dan Neustadt plays The Smiths' "The Queen Is Dead" @ Le Poisson Rouge
* This Frontier Needs Heroes, Tuff Sunshine, Brother Reverend @ Glasslands
* She Keeps Bees, Slothrust, Ancient Sky, Mrs. Adam Schatz @ Death By Audio
* Ringo Deathstarr, Parquet Courts, Juan Wauters, Son of Salami @ Shea Stadium
* Psychedelic Furs, The Lemonheads (feat. Juliana Hatfield) @ Best Buy Theater
* Humans, Indian Rebound, Freddy Hall, Suntalk, Dialogue From A Silent Film @ Matchless
* Hilly Eye, Blanche Blanche Blanche, Squarehead, So Cow, Heaven's Gate, Potty Mouth, Ava Luna, Butter The Children @ 285 Kent Avenue (noon)
* Unstoppable Death Machines, Juggernut, Bambara, Cinema Cinema, Brooklyn What, Osekre n the Lucky Bastards, Inky Jacks, ZZZ's, Benjees, Bloom, Ravenous, Going Green, Young Adults @ Rock Bottom
* Kyshona Armstrong, Jared Saltiel, Jason Darling, Rachel Ann Weiss, Teeth @ Tongue, May Cheung and Towering Poppies, Max Fisher w/ Mino Cinelu, Lu Horta, Jeffrey Martin, Aria Jay @ Rockwood Music Hall

CMJ is officially over, but if you've still got any energy left, there are tons of good shows today. A handful of bigger bands are making their way through town like Divine Fits (who play with Cold Cave), The Darkness, Justice and Chromeo (DJ), WHY?, Psychedelic Furs and Lemonheads feat. Juliana Hatfield, The Sea and Cake, and A-Trak (who plays with Flosstradamus like he did in Brooklyn last night).

Plus, a bunch of the artists who were here for CMJ are sticking around. Most notably, there's the Wild Nothing, Merchandise, and Mac DeMarco show, but other good ones include Austin's Ringo Deathstarr, local faves Parquet Courts, Juan Wauters (of The Beets), and Son of Salami at Shea Stadium, and if you're up early, the free day party at 285 Kent with Hilly Eye, Blanche Blanche Blanche, Ava Luna, and more should be a great time.

We threw a few events during CMJ, including day parties at Public Assembly on Friday and Saturday. One of the highlights of those parties was London post-punk newcomers Savages tearing up the front room on Friday, followed by an unrelenting set by Toronto punks METZ. If you missed it, you can check out videos of both bands from that party below, via (((unartig))).

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Araabmuzik at Pitchfork Fest 2012 (more by James Richards IV)
Little Birds

today in NYC
* Whiplash @ UCB
* Little Savage @ Cake Shop
* Idle Warship @ Highline Ballroom
* The Gowanus All-Stars @ The Rock Shop
* Gus + Scout, Turner Cody @ Mercury Lounge
* Matthew E. White, SoftSpot @ Mercury Lounge
* Wanda Jackson @ The Wonder Bar (Asbury Park)
* Def Leppard, Lita Ford, Poison @ Saratoga Springs
* It Is Rain In My Face, Pressed And, Sofia Bolt @ Pianos
* Tony Scherr Trio with Anton Fier and Rob Jost @ Living Room
* Sinkane, Superhuman Happiness, Mrs. Adam Schatz @ Zebulon
* The Dreebs, Nu Sensae, Psychic Blood, Big Ups @ Death By Audio
* William Blake in "Echoes of Etta: A Tribute to Etta James" @ Birdland
* Tubetops, No Glow, Heavenly Beat, Beggars In A New Land @ Glasslands
* Sweet Tooth, Lands and People, Many Mansions, Chiffon @ Delinquency BLVD
* The Campilongo Quartet with Erik Deutsch, Jeff Hill, Tony Mason @ Living Room
* AraabMUZIK, Flosstradamus, Teengirl Fantasy, Nick Hook @ Central Park Summerstage

BrooklynVegan is presenting a free screening of "Little Birds" at Knitting Factory tonight. Doors are at 7:30 PM. The flier for tonight's screening is above.

BrooklynVegan photo exhibit "480 Pixels" is up at 92YTribeca through September 6th. Stop by and check it out!

No Hot Tub comedy show at Littlefield tonight but it will resume next Monday (8/27)

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Megafaun/Justin Vernon/Sharon Van Etten collaborator Matthew E. White plays Mercury Lounge tonight before heading out with The Mountain Goats on a tour which includes four NYC shows. His excellent debut album, Big Inner, comes out this week (8/21) and you can stream the entire thing below.

Happy birthday to the great Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy, who would have been 63 years old today.

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