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by Bill Pearis

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Woodsman will release their self-titled third album on February 4 via their new home Fire Talk. The band make bold steps into mid fidelity on this one and it suits them well. It's rhythm-heavy in a Can/Neu! kind of way, still with their dark, droning textures swirling around. You can get a good idea of what Woodsman are doing here with the back-to-back album tracks "Healthy Life" and "Rune," both of which you can stream below.

The band launch a two-week tour tonight (1/24) in NYC at Mercury Lounge with Alan Watts and Herbcraft, the latter of whom will be with them for a few dates. It's a late show -- doors at 10 PM -- and tickets are available. The tour then wraps up on February 8 at Death by Audio which is their record release show. Shorts and White Bike are also playing. All dates are listed below.

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Holly Miranda at BV-SXSW 2010 (more by Tim Griffin)
Holly Miranda

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

Thee Oh Sees, The Blind Shake, OBN Ills @ Irving Plaza
If you have any interest whatsoever in things "garage" and "punk" then this triple bill is pretty much unmissable. With the scifi protopunk of The Blind Shake and the in-your-face rock fury that is OBN-IIIs, the crowd will be ready for mayhem by the time Thee Oh Sees hit the stage. While not as ideal a setting as a 285 Kent was on Sunday, it's still a can't miss line-up.

Gary Numan, The Color Film @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
The night after a Thomas Dolby show in NYC, another synthpop pioneer who some people call a "one hit wonder" comes to NYC for a show. He just released his 20th album, Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind), and he's got a 3+ decade career of tracks you're bound to hear. Glassjaw side project The Color Film, which owes more than a little to the type of music Gary helped create, opens. Sold out.

Chance The Rapper, DJ Rashad & Spinn @ SOB's
Chance the Rapper has had a pretty successful career thanks to his catchy Acid Rap mixtape, and this week he returns to NYC for two sold out shows at SOB's. This is night 1.

Diane Coffee, Deradoorian, Tavito Nanao @ Pianos
This is the first NYC show ever for Japanese artist Tavito Nanao, and it's also pretty indie rock friendly, with former Dirty Projector (Angel) Deradoorian and Foxygen side project Diane Coffee on the bill too.

Yvette, Alan Watts, Courtship Ritual, Negative Supply, North Americans, Motion Studies @ Death By Audio
Brooklyn experimental art rock band Yvette are celebrating the release of their new album, Process (stream it), at DbA tonight. It's a GODMODE night, and is also the release party for Alan Watts, and the first-ever show for Negative Supply.

Keep Shelly In Athens, Chad Valley, Teletextile @ Glasslands
Keep Shelly in Athens and Chad Valley both have pretty interesting takes on electronic pop, and tonight you can see 'em both at one show.

Common, Marsha Ambrosius, The Robert Glasper Experiment @ Best Buy Theater
Jazz/hip hop Robert Glasper just released his newest album, Black Radio 2, today and it's got an all-star cast of guests. Two of those guests, COmmon and Marsha Ambrosius, will be joining him at this show tonight.

Kiss 108, Pictureplane, Ollie Sabin @ Le Poisson Rouge (FREE)
DOM is no more and now Dom is Kiss 108. Check out what he's doing -- and what he sounds like -- for the first time. It's a free show.

Verses Narrow, The New Trust (members of Velvet Teen), Brian Carly (of The Waltz) @ Cake Shop
The Velvet Teen are a little-known (but loved by those who do know them, including the members of Minus the Bear) indie rock band from California, and offshoot band The New Trust are even lesser known, but also great, and worth catching. They play Cake Shop tonight and open for Tim Kasher of Cursive in Brooklyn next week.

Holly Miranda, Kendra Morris, Domino Kirke @ Knitting Factory
Holly's new album is due out soon, here's a chance to hear much of it early.

The Todd Barry Podcast, Live! @ The Bell House
This is a live taping of Todd Barry's podcast, and tonight's guests are Natasha Lyonne, Hannibal Buress, and Nick Turner. Sold out.

Andrew W.K. @ Bedford + Bowery Newsroom
There's tons of chances every year to see Andrew W.K. party in NYC (including New Year's Eve this year), but tonight you can hear him talk about partying, as he gives a lecture on it at Bedford + Bowery's pop-up shop.

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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by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Survival

I know what you're thinking by looking at the above promo photo, but Survival is light years away from the "transcendental black metal" or possibly "white metal" that shot guitarist/vocalist Hunter Hunt-Hendrix into the spotlight with Liturgy. In fact, the new project explores some completely different themes, delving into post-hardcore while dabbling into the vocal experimentation that marked some of the Liturgy releases. Check out the new track "Tragedy of the Mind" below from the band's forthcoming self-titled LP due on May 14 via Thrill Jockey.

The release of the new LP will be celebrated with a show at Acheron on May 9, when the band joins Alan Watts, STATS and Vaporizer as part of a Record Release celebration at the venue. Tickets are on sale.

Two members of Survival also play in the more hardcore-oriented Crushed, who are readying a release around the same time too. The band will drop their new Losing Shit EP with a celebration at Acheron on 5/8, joined by Sabertooth Zombie, Power and Go Deep (tickets). Stream that EP in full, and the new Survival track, below.

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Absolutely Free

Absolutely Free, the band formed from 4/5ths of DD/MM/YYYY, released their debut EP last fall and have just released a video for one of its tracks, "UFO." It's powered by a very Can-like beat, and you can watch its video below. A stream of the entire EP is below as well.

The band, who were here for CMJ, have a few tour dates lined up this week, including a stop in NYC on Friday (2/8) at Big Snow Buffalo Lodge with Alan Watts, Yvette, Breeding Program and DJ Porkchop. $7 at the door and more info is here. They'll be at SXSW too. All tour dates are listed below...

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They Might Be Giants at Terminal 5 in March (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
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today in NYC
* Phish @ MSG
* Kanye West @ Revel
* Stephane Wrembel @ Barbes
* The Fab Faux @ City Winery
* Gov't Mule @ Beacon Theatre
* The Felice Brothers @ Maxwell's
* Steve Miller Band @ Capitol Theatre
* Superhuman Happiness @ Mercury Lounge
* Alana Amram, Mal Blum @ The Ace Hotel
* Coldplay, Naturally 7 @ Barclays Center
* Martha Reeves & the Vandellas @ BB King's
* Dark Star Orchestra @ Paramount (Huntington)
* Howth, Creeptones, Erik Gundel @ Cameo Gallery
* Pretty Lights, Michal Menert @ Roseland Ballroom
* Punch Brothers, Aoife O'Donovan @ Bowery Ballroom
* MV Carbon, Trin Tran, Vinka Varna, X27 @ Cake Shop
* Sandra Bernhard @ Joe's Pub (early and late shows)
* Spring Standards, Taurus, Inland Traveler @ Glasslands
* Alan Watts, GDFX, Sugarm, Good Willsmith @ Silent Barn
* Machinedrum, Sepalcure, Brooklyn Bass @ Le Poisson Rouge
* They Might Be Giants, Last Car @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Afrojack, Diplo, Rusko, Bobby Burns, Leroy Styles @ Pier 94
* Smoke DZA, Vinny Cha$e, Slim Dollars, Kris Kasanova @ SOB's
* John Zorn's Annual End of the Year Improv Festival @ The Stone
* I Am The Avalanche, Money, Paper, Hearts, Sad & French @ The Grand Victory
* Baked, Two Inch Astronaut, Butter The Children, Ovlov, The Districts @ Big Snow
* Andrew WK, Big D and the Kids Table, The Blazing Beaverducks @ Ollie's Point
* Brothers Past, The Manhattan Project, DJ Greg, special guests TBA @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Cro-Mags, Sheer Terror, Rude Awakening, Brain Slug, Born Annoying @ Highline Ballroom
* Dave Hill, Josh Gondelman, Mike Lawrence, George Gordon, Ben Kronberg, John Flynn, Dan St Germain, Sean Donnelly @ Union Hall

Silent Barn is back with a new Bushwick location and they'll host their first show there tonight with Alan Watts, GDFX, Sugarm, Good Willsmith, and DJ Smhoakmosheein. Doors at 8, first act on at 9, $7 entry. And because they haven't got their alcohol permits in order yet, no drinking at this show.

Coldplay play their second of three NYC area shows and first at the Barclays Center. They play again tomorrow night for NYE with Jay-Z.

Kanye wraps up his three-night run in Atlantic City tonight.

Punch Brothers are on night 2 of their three-night run at Bowery Ballroom tonight.

The Felice Brothers are on night 2 of their three-night NYE run of the NYC area. They play Maxwell's tonight and Mercury Lounge tomorrow for NYE.

They Might Be Giants are on night 2 of their three-night run at Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight.

Dark Star Orchestra play their first of two nights at Huntington's Paramount tonight.

Phish continues their run at MSG tonight. Pretty Lights and Gov't Mule begin theirs at Roseland and Beacon Theatre, respectively, tonight. More info on those and other NYE shows at our New Year's Eve guide.

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Heliotropes at 480 Pixels party in August, one of many bands who had shows at Delinquency this week, (more by Chris La Putt)
Heliotropes

To all Delinquency family, friends, performers, and promoters: We regret to inform that we have been forced to close temporarily and relocate all CMJ shows:(((( Please stay tuned for new show locations. We are supper bummed but will be back in a few weeks to continue spreading the loving party vibes and good times we have all shared this amazing summer. - [Delinquency Facebook]
As mentioned above, Bushwick venue Delinquency got shut down and will be closed for the time being, meaning all their CMJ shows are finding new homes. So far:

Tonight's Sleepies, Mr. Dream, Yvette, Alan Watts and Fasano show has been moved to XPO 929 (more info here).

Tuesday's Permanent Wave/Greenpointers Blog/Campers' Rule Records showcase (10/16) with Heliotropes, Leda, Beach Day, Backwords, The Suzan and Easy Lover has been relocated to Public Assembly.

Wednesday's We Listen for You / The Needle Drop / Beats Per Minute day party (10/17) with Dent May, Mac Demarco, Teen Suicide, Poor Lily, The Deloreans, Attic and Abasement has also been moved to Public Assembly

No word yet on where Wednesday night's Mobil party (10/17 with Heems, Sasha Go Hard, Kitty Pryde + more) will end up, or Bird Dog day party on Thursday (10/18 with Ava Luna, Royal Canoe, Fegrus and Geronimo, Murals and more), or the Old Flame Records / Heist or Hit Record day party on Friday (10/19 w/ Caged Animals, Your Youth, Gross Relations and more) but Delinquency has been posting updates on their Facebook.

Slava/Salva
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We recently profiled Brooklyn producer Slava and mentioned his upcoming NYC shows, which include Warm Up at MoMA PS1 on July 28 and a BPM152 party at Tammany Hall on August 11. But if you'd like to catch Slava even sooner than that, head to Big Snow on Saturday (7/14) where he'll play as part of the ongoing Alan Watts residency with Y.O.U. and Comadrone. That residency also continues on July 19 with Grasshopper, Warcries, Kel Valhaal, and Future Shuttle.

Hopefully we'll stop confusing them one day, but until then I find it worth mentioning that the similarly named Salva plays a NYC show at Glasslands on September 14. Tickets for that show are on sale now. It's a late show which happens after Maria Minerva plays the venue earlier that night.

Lists of dates and song streams from both producers are below...

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by Fred Pessaro / BBG (not vegan)

Independence Day

There is a risk of locally damaging thunderstorms Tuesday evening and again on Independence Day, which could not only impact daytime picnics and festivals, but also evening fireworks in the Northeast.
Just about every major city and small community has some sort of fireworks display on or around the Fourth of July in the Northeast (many displays have been canceled elsewhere, due to dry conditions). However, storms erupting in over a dozen states could impact activities and have some folks running for cover.
Another surge of humid air and a warm front/cool front combination could have the atmospheric volatility index on the rise for July Fourth from the Ohio Valley states to the mid-Atlantic and New England. [Accuweather.com]
It doesn't look like the rain will be a big deal in NYC at least, so that's good.

A good friend of mine once said "Who cares what's going on outside? Make your own fireworks." Here's a primer to figuratively do that on Independence Day 2012, all while avoiding any pesky arson indictments.

As discussed, the NYC fireworks are in the Hudson River this year, which means you can see them fine on the West Side Highway or in NJ or on your TV, but not very well from most of Brooklyn.

Spend the wee, early hours of July 4th (meaning, starting TONIGHT, July 3rd) getting down with the undead at the Zombie Rave at Webster Hall. DJs Alex English and Jess x Mischief will man the tables for the evening.

If you do choose the West Side Highway for viewing the fireworks, you won't need to go very far for a party right afterwards thanks to Pictureplane who is hosting a free July 4th bash at Westway (75 Clarkson in Manhattan) with DJ sets from himself, Physical Therapy, Heems (Das Racist) and a live show from Mykki Blanco. The event kicks off at 10PM, runs until 4AM and features free Budweiser for the first hour. More details can be found at the FB event page, and the flyer is below. Pictureplane no longer playing Cheap Storage and/or 285 Kent on the 4th.

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As recently mentioned, Francois K, King Britt, FaltyDL and Infinity take over the daylight hours at Dekalb Market Brooklyn.

DIY Brooklyn venue Shea Stadium will celebrate their fourth anniversary with another July 4th blowout! The venue will host Afu Ra & The Shea Stadium All Stars, Dope Body, Roomrunner, Fuckton, Alan Watts, Ami Dang, Eleven Swords (mems. GDFX/Extreme Animals), Smhoak & Pals and The Jazz Massagers along with DJ sets from Beachballs, Magic Dan and the Impose DJs for the budget friendly price of $10.

In the spirit of summer, you can head to Secret Project Robot (389 Melrose Street, Brooklyn) for a "Sounds of Jamaica" dance party. The daytime event will last from 3PM until 9PM, and your vinyl "selectahs" will be Queen Majesty, Grace of Spades and Sweet V. Food and drink will be on hand and it'll only set you back a cool four bones. Details are at the FB event page.

If you aren't in the mood for a bit of reggae but still are in the mood to shake it, head to LP 'n Harmony (683 Grand Street) for a day-time-until-evening event (3-11PM) called "Beats & BBQ". For every drink you are entitled to a plate of BBQ (whaaaat) and tunage will be supplied by a bevy of DJs including Jose G (Face The Bass Radio), Ali Coleman (Voice of Voices NYC), Siren (Save the Robots), Ruby Red (Velvet Factory Production), Kyle McNeil (WBAI Pacifica Radio), Pinkie Tuscadero (Memoirs of a Party Girl), Ras (Hotter than July BK), and Herb Martin (Amadi). More details are available HERE.

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I won't be anywhere near there (obviously), but you could spend tomorrow (or tonight) at Jones Beach with Phish. (both sold out)

July 4th is always a good day to fire up the grill and crank up some old tunes over a few cold ones. If you dont have/can't grill, accomplish two of those three at Mercury Lounge with Led Blimpie (Zeppelin cover band), AC/DC Done Dirt Cheap (wild guess?), and Guns N Hoses. Tickets are still available.

Brown Sugar lead a benefit at Acheron (57 Waterbury St, Bushwick) along with Creem, Deformity, Death Camp and Altered Boys.

The Spy Music Festival is still going and July 4th it's happening at The Stone with performances fromn John Blum (8PM) and Trevor Watts + Veryan Weston (10PM).

Wyclef (who may or may not also be playing the CBGB Festival later in the week) & Lil Jon will play the waterfront at Pier 92 on the Hudson (52nd and 11th Ave) as part of a day-long celebration (noon - midnight). Tickets are on sale, and pimp cups are optional.

Feeling anti-social? Trying to escape any impending rain? Stream all of The Roots's Philly 4th of July Jam featuring performances from the Philly Crew, as well as Queen Latifah, Common, Daryl Hall and Joe Jonas. You could also just go see it live in Philadelphia. Or watch the annual Twilight Zone marathon on SyFy.

Of course you can always count on the annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island at noon, but did you know that there is the Crif Dog Classic at Roberta's that day too? (and it's going to stream at Sports Illustrated).

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Looking for something in the "free" range? Noam Pikelny and Friends, The Sweetback Sisters, and Spuyten Duyvil will head to Madison Square Park as part of the Oval Lawn Series.

BBC DJ Benji B brings Deviation to Le Poisson Rouge at 10PM with Kode9, Lunice, and more

What did we miss?

Flyers below...

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