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photo: Weedeater at Saint Vitus, 2012 (more by Samantha Marble)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

RX Bandits, A Great Big Pile Of Leaves, Cayetana @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
RX Bandits transformed over the years from a ska band to a prog band, and put out some pretty badass rock in between. Both of tonight's openers are great: chilled-out mathy popsters A Great Big Pile of Leaves and powerful indie rockers Cayetana.

Weedeater, King Parrot, Godmaker, The Moon Tooth @ Saint Vitus
Stoner metal greats Weedeater have been saying a new Steve Albini-recorded is on the way, but still not many details on that. Maybe we'll hear some new stuff tonight?

Magma @ Le Poisson Rouge
French prog legends and Zeuhl creators Magma returned this year with their thirteenth album, Slag Tanz, 45 years after the release of their groundbreaking self-titled debut. Tonight they return to NYC.

Jeff Beck, Tyler Bryant @ The Capitol Theatre
Guitar legend Jeff Beck (of The Yardbirds, The Jeff Beck Group and more) returns to the NYC-area this week for a few shows, this being the first.

Nellie McKay @ 54 Below
Singer/songwriter and actress Nellie McKay recently put out her '60s covers album, My Weekly Reader, which takes on songs by The Beatles, The Kinks, Crosby Stills & Nash, Small Faces, Moby Grape and more. Tonight she begins a five-show run at NYC's 54 Below, the cabaret supper club in the basement of Studio 54.

Sunflower Bean, Honduras, Monograms @ Baby's All Right
Teenage NYC trio Sunflower Bean have been ubiquitous on local show lineups for the past year. (Before that, singer Julia Cumming was in Supercute.) If you see live music a lot, chances are you've seen them or at least been at a show where they were on the bill. The group released their debut EP back in January and this is their second show with Honduras in three days.

Elizabeth & the Catapult, Hannah Epperson, Indigo Street, Shelley Burgon, deli, Ashley Jackson @ Manhattan Inn
This is the second installment of free Mondays in April series "The Hum" which is touted as a "platform for unique first time collaborations between musicians working in various genres such as R&B, indie, beat-boxing, classical, punk and more with live projected video art."

Banana Kiss, The Rally, Talk In Tongues, Bad Head, Best Behavior @ Palisades
Of note on this bill: Los Angeles quartet Talk in Tongues make lightly psychedelic guitar pop that will likely appeal to fans of Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Dungen (who have remixed them), the new Toro Y Moi album, or even breezy '70s stuff like Seals & Croft.

Mail the Horse, Public Access T.V. @ Rockwood Music Hall
Public Access TV, who lost their home in the East Village explosion, play this free show tonight with Mail the Horse. You do need to RSVP.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
All aboard Wyatt Cenac's weekly comedy extravaganza, tonight featuring Dwayne Kennedy, Nick Turner, Barry Rothbart, Liz Miele, and Noah Gardenswartz.

William Elliot Whitmore, Esme Patterson @ Mercury Lounge
Folk singer William Elliot Whitmore goes electric on his new album, Radium Death, which is out now on ANTI-. Tonight's his second of two NYC shows on this tour.

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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Hanukkah

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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