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by Arielle Gordon

Broad City

Unless you've been living under a rock that doesn't have a great grasp of pop culture, you've probably heard of Broad City, the fantastic webseries-cum-TV hit that is wrapping up its first season on Comedy Central this year. The stars of the show, Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, are veterans of the New York comedy scene and truly incorporate the city as a "character" without resorting to the same hackneyed New York stereotypes. In one episode, for instance, Abbi's date abandons her out of a very real fear of the disgusting Penn Station (watch a clip of that below).

If you want to experience Broad City in person, you're in luck -- the cast is playing shows all over NYC in the next few months! First, cast member Phoebe Robinson is performing in a benefit for comedian Liza Dye, who was recently injured when she fell onto subway tracks. The show is at Littlefield on March 27 and also features Ali Wong (@midnight), Jermaine Fowler (Guy Code), Murderfist, Michelle Wolf (Late Night with Seth Meyers), Sue Smith (Best Week Ever), Aparna Nancherla (Conan), & hosts Charla Lauriston and Justin Perez. Tickets are on sale now.

In addition, Abbi and Ilana are performing at UCB Chelsea on April 2 for their monthly "Broad City Live" show. Tickets are sold out, but try to get in off the stand-by line -- it's worth it! Info HERE.

Finally, Abbi and Ilana are touring nationally to support their new show. Although the tour was initially postponed so they could write the second season of Broad City, it's been rescheduled for the fall, and they're playing The Bell House on December 13. The show is also unfortunately sold out, but if you're really itching to see the duo, catch them at another date on their month-long tour. Find all tour dates below..

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J Mascis w/ Dinosaur Jr @ Irving Plaza in May (more by Caroline Harrison)
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Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

Little Dragon, SZA @ Bowery Ballroom
Swedish synth pop band Little Dragon always bring danceable tunes and a highly entertaining show, and forward-thinking R&B singer SZA (signed to TDE) is worth catching too. Sold out.

Yellow Dogs, Papertwin, Dinowalrus, Zula @ Brooklyn Bowl
A bunch of local bands on this bill, and indie pop band Zula are especially worth catching.

Big Terrific Comedy Show @ Cameo Gallery
Max Silvestri hosts the free weekly comedy show in the back of Williamsburg's Lovin' Cup. Tonight's line-up features Josh Gondelman, Josh Gondelman, Nick Turner, and Ali Wong.

John Wesley Coleman, The Sheiks, Juan Wauters (of The Beets), Mail The Horse @ Death By Audio
Austin "trash poet" John Wesley Coleman is currently on tour with Tennessee's The Sheiks and their is their first of two NYC shows. If you can't make DBA tonight, they'll be at Cake Shop on Friday (10/25).

Skaters, Hunters, TEEN, Free Time @ Glasslands
The poppy Skaters headline this bill but we're more partial to the always-fun-live Hunters , TEEN and Australian expats Free Time who would make for a good bill on their own.

Toro y Moi, The Sea and Cake @ Terminal 5
Like Washed Out and Neon Indian, Toro y Moi survived chillwave and has made his way to bigger stages, like NYC's Terminal 5. Opening the show is veteran indie rock band The Sea and Cake.

Sammy Hagar @ The Capitol Theatre
This onetime Van Halen lead singer is doing a night of "FOUR DECADES OF ROCK" at Capitol Theatre. Sounds face-melting.

J Mascis, Speedy Ortiz @ The Flat
After J Mascis does an in-store signing at Mishka for the debut of their new Dinosaur Jr line, he heads to the afterparty at The Flat to do a solo set. A much newer Western Mass band Speedy Ortiz (who likely learned a thing or two from Dinosaur Jr, and who now share a producer/engineer with them) open the show.

B.B. King @ B.B. King Blues Club
It's his club, he can play when he wants and what he wants.

Nothing Changes w/ Void Vision and Nao Katafuchi @ Home Sweet Home
The weekly all-things-gothy party hosts performances by Philadelphia synth-wavers Void Vision and Nao Katafuchi.

Eric Burdon & The Animals @ Ridgefield Playhouse
Rock legend Eric Burdon has been touring this year, having done two nights in NYC back in May. His current tour doesn't come back to NYC but if you don't mind traveling a bit, there's a stop in CT tonight (and he played NJ last night).

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 Klaus Kinski

Aziz

Hey guys. TGIF right? It has come to my attention that the comedy line up for the 11th annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has dropped and boy is it something (awesome). Folks attending the comedy portion of the fest are sure to get a Boner-oo, that's for sure. The indoor and air-conditioned Bonnaroo Comedy Theatre will feature appearances by Aziz Ansari, Steven Wright, Marc Maron, Brian Posehn, Reggie Watts, Judah Freidlander, Rhys Darby, Colin Hay, Garfunkle & Oats, Amy Schumer, Pete Holmes, Rory Scovel, Mike O' Connell, Ali Wong, and Kyle Kinane. Holy. Cheezus. Read that list again. Digest. Read it again. Digest some more. There is so much goodness in that list it almost makes me sad that I don't have the $$$ or the strength to go to Bonnaroo.

Former staple of the NYC comedy scene Aziz Ansari has been on a relentless and neck-breakingly fast rise to super-stardom and sells out some of the countries largest theaters. I love him ever so much and he is a whopper of an asset to the line-up. And in case you didn't know, Aziz followed in the footsteps of comedy pioneer Louis CK by offering a download of his special Dangerously Delicious for a measly $5. Meanwhile catch Aziz on tour and at the Bonnaroo-related Googa Mooga thing happening in Brooklyn.

Marc Maron? Awesome. A living legend. Phenomenal stand-up pro and host of one of the best podcasts in this stinking, rotten world: WTF. You can also catch him live in New Brunswick four times in April.

Steven Wright is yet another living legend of stand-up. He's been in the biz since 1979 and his style and delivery has given birth to some of the best bits and one-liners in the history of stand-up (here's an exhaustive list). He bridges a seriously important gap between the current alt/indie/whateverthefuckyoucallit-comedy scene and the old school.

BRIAN POSEHN. Dude. BRIAN POSEHN!

Y'all even get a dose of Men At Work front-man Colin Hay who will play songs and share hilarious stories. I actually have two friends who shared drum duties with Hay on a recent tour and I got to have dinner with the guy. The dude's got some ridiculous stories and, man, can he tell 'em. You can also catch him in NYC at Town Hall on April 27th.

And Reggie Watts! A man who just announced a huge tour that includes a headlining gig at the rather large Webster Hall.

And Pete Holmes! Didn't I just get through telling you that Pete is awesome and even has a show coming up in NYC that you should not under any circumstances miss? Yes, I did.

Anyhow, this is one line-up I'd sure pitch a tent to see and you should take time out of your noodle-dancing schedule to check some or all of it out. Have fun!

A bunch of other dates are listed below...

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Slayer at Izod Center (photos by Samantha Marble)
Slayer

Slayer, Thee Oh Sees, Public Enemy, Girls, Danzig Legacy, (Danzig + Doyle von Frankenstein playing Misfits, Samhain & Danzig), Hot Snakes, Diplo, Major Lazer, Henry Rollins, Ted Leo & The Phramacists, Spank Rock, Murder City Devils, Hum, Lykke Li, Passion Pit, Four Tet, Rakim, The Damned, Austra, Purity Ring, and Flynt Flossy are just a few of the acts announced today as part of the Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 lineup. Another amazing year! Check out the full lineup below and stay tuned for more announcements coming in August and September.

The new additions to the Austin, Texas festival, which takes place from 11/4 - 11/6, are in addition to the the previous "lineup leaks" that included Brian Posehn, Odd Future, Okkervil River, M83, X (performing "Los Angeles"), Reggie Watts, Flying Lotus, Tune-Yards, Ra Ra Riot, Kid Dynamite and others

2011 is the festival's sixth year, but first at its new home Auditorium Shores (no more Waterloo Park). Tickets are on sale now.

Slayer also has a NYC performance coming up with Metallica, Anthrax and Megadeth as part of the "Big Four" show at Yankee Stadium on 9/14. Tickets are still available.

Fun Fun Fun 2011 flyer and almost-full lineup is below.

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