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Hollie Cook @ Glasslands, October 2014 (more by PSquared)

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

Hollie Cook, The Barr Brothers, Taylor McFerrin @ Highline Ballroom
Get a preview of SummerStage's 2015 season with this concert featuring the great Hollie Cook, and Montreal's talented Barr Brothers.

Rustie, Nadus, Remy Banks @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
While Rustie can get as maximal as a lot of the festival EDM that you might rather steer clear of, his music is too expertly melodic to be grouped with that scene. It's as great to dance to as it is to listen in headphones.

Painted Zeros, Surf Rock is Dead, Chalk and Numbers, Such Hounds, Bohemians @ Pianos
A pretty solid lineup of local bands, including the spirited indie rock of Painted Zeroes and and the retro chic of Chalk & Numbers.

Gates, Young Statues, The City on Film @ Saint Vitus
While the atmospheric Gates are the headliners and Philly indie rockers Young Statues are good too, we especially recommend showing up early to catch The City on Film, the solo project of Braid co-frontman Bob Nanna that morphed into a full band. They recently put out their first album since 2005, and if you liked that Braid comeback record, you'll find this one to be pretty essential too. Stick around after for Washed Up Emo's afterparty with guest Dj sets by Kevin of Gates and Bob Nanna.

Future Islands, Operators, Wing Dam @ Terminal 5
Perhaps the biggest success story of 2014, Baltimore's Future Islands start their 2015 with their two biggest NYC shows to date. If you're heading to T5 tonight, don't miss Operators, the new band from Dan Boeckner (Handsome Furs).

The Veda Rays, Bodega Bay, Journalism, Secret Crush, exils @ The Shop
New Bushwick venue The Shop (which is also an active motorcycle garage and a BBQ restaurant) had their soft opening before the holidays, and they'll continue to use it a show space tonight.

Yonatan Gat, The Yin Yangs, Dead Tenants, Pill @ Trans-Pecos
Onetime Monotonix man Yonatan Gat plays loose improvisational shows that may also involve any concertgoers within arm's length.

!!! (chk chk chk), Van Rivers @ Union Pool
Punk-funk stalwarts !!! (Chk Chk Chk) are getting ready to head into the studio to record their new album. To make sure they're well prepared, they'll be playing their new material this week at four consecutive nights at Union Pool. (They'll play a few old favorites, too.) Tonight's the second.

Hellbent Hooker, Meth Valley, Mammal @ Acheron
Local metal band Hellbent Hooker include members of Ramming Speed and Mutilation Rites, and their live show is the kind of spectacle that you just have to see for yourself.

Robert Glasper Trio, José James, Derrick Hodge, and Kendrick Scott @ Le Poisson Rouge
NYC Winter Jazzfest continues tonight with an excellent lineup including two crossover artists: Robert Glasper, who's hip hop/jazz blend is a thing of its own, and Jose James, whose neo-soul is accessible enough for easy listening fans but edgy too.

Joakim, JDH & Dave P @ Cameo Gallery
Joakim's current live set up includes backing musicians, and he's said not to expect an "I press play, I'm pretending I'm turning knobs but I'm actually reading my e-mails" kind of thing.

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Ariel Pink at Mexican Summer 5 (more by PSquared)

Real Estate at FYF 2014 (more by Adela Loconte)
Real Estate

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

Ariel Pink, Puro Instinct @ Baby's All Right
Ariel Pink's new double album, pom pom, is eccentric even by his own out-there standards ("Dinosaur Carebears" will test the skip-button desires of many) but it also contains some wonderful pop. Hear it all (or most of it) live tonight at the late-start show with Puro Instinct as DJs.

Real Estate, Peaking Lights, Regal Degal, Tom Scharpling (DJ set) @ Terminal 5
NJ janglers Real Estate play their biggest NYC show yet, with strong support from LA dance-dub duo Peaking Lights, and Brooklyn artrockers Regal Degal. WFMU-DJ-turned-indie-rock-video-director Tom Scharpling spins tunes in between set (or something).

Hercules and Love Affair (live) @ Verboten
Hercules & Love Affair released their new album, The Feast of the Broken Heart, back in May. Guests on this one include John Grant who provides vocals on two tracks, including single "I Try To Talk To You." Tonight's an actual live set from the band, not a DJ gig.

Ausmuteants, Deaf Wish, Pampers, Degreaser @ Death By Audio
If you like your punk on the arty side and aren't against some keyboards, tonight's a killer lineup at DbA. Australian band Ausmuteans and Deaf Wish headline and Brooklyn bashers Pampers and Degreasers open.

Odesza, Hayden James, Ambassadeurs @ Bowery Ballroom
Electronic duo Odesza keep moving up in the world and this week they return to NYC for their two biggest headlining shows here so far, both of which are sold out. This is the first, MHOW tomorrow.

Jungle, Beaty Heart @ Irving Plaza
Enigmatic when it comes to press shots and music videos, UK dance act Jungle are a seven-or-eight piece band live, more than capable of bringing the grooves to the stage, even if maybe all their songs sound exactly alike.

A Great Big Pile Of Leaves, Diamond Youth, Prawn, Field Mouse @ The Studio At Webster Hall
This is the NYC stop of the Topshelf Records tour, which shows how diverse that label has really became. AGBPOL make Minus the Bear-y math pop, Diamond Youth have kind of a QOTSA-meets-Weezer thing going on, Prawn do Kinsella-style emo, and Field Mouse make shiny '90s-style alt pop.

Krill, Sorority Noise, Told Slant, Pinegrove @ Shea Stadium
Cool bill at Shea tonight with quirky indie rockers Krill, emo-y indie rockers Sorority Noise, and the emotional but not emo-y Told Slant.

LVL UP, Crying, Brunch, Mitski @ Silent Barn
A similarly-styled show to the Shea show goes down at Silent Barn with '90s-style rockers LVL UP, chiptuners Crying, ex-Krill drummer's new band Brunch, and art pop songwriter turned lo-fi ace, Mitski.

Geryon, Gates (Toronto), Oneirogen, New Firmament @ Trans-Pecos
Invisible Oranges is presenting this show that includes two of the better local metal bands, Geryon and Oneirogenm plus Toronto's Gates and ex-Extra Life band New Firmament.

Danny Brown @ Sonos Studios
Danny Brown not only makes killer rap albums but he has a super excitable live show that's partially due to his love of trap/EDM beats. You had to RSVP for this show and that's now closed.

House Party ft. Danny Brown, Just Blaze, DJ Soul, Electric Punany @ Webster Hall
After the Sonos show, Danny will join Just Blaze at his weekly House Party at Webster Hall to keep the party going late. As always, House Party starts at 10 PM.

Rakim, Slick Rick @ Stage 48
Two undeniable legends of hip hop, Rakim and Slick Rick, team up at Stage 48 tonight. Expect a show chock full of the classics.

Delta Spirit, Peter Matthew Bauer @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
The folk rockin' Delta Spirit put out a new album, Into The Wide, earlier this month and tonight they're on the third of three nights in NYC in support of it. Making this one even better, The Walkmen's Peter Matthew Bauer, who's got a solid solo record out, is opening. Like the last two, tonight's is sold out.

Letherette, Girl Unit, Eli Escobar, Cry Baby @ Output
Good lineup all around for Output's always-impressive weekly INPUT party tonight. There's NInja Tune's Letherette and Night Slugs' Girl Unit, plus solid local house producer Eli Escobar and Cry Baby of NYC's House on Mute party.

Dan'l Boone, Yellow Tears, Ligature @ Saint Vitus
Dan'l Boone have members of Royal Trux, Wolf Eyes, AIDS Wolf and more, and if you're into those bands you probably have an idea of what to expect from Dan'l Boone. Their new record came out last week on Drag City and tonight they're in NYC to celebrate with the urine-soaked Yellow Tears and Christopher Hansell's Ligature project.

Cro-Mags, Ensign, Real Cops, White Collar Crime LLC, School Drugs @ Asbury Lanes
NYC crossover vets Cro-Mags play their hometown tomorrow, but if seeing them in Asbury Park is more your thing (or you've just gotta catch them twice), here's your chance.

Chalk and Numbers, Souvenir Stand, Pale Lights, The Meaning of Life @ Cake Shop
A good evening of indiepop tonight with girl group-y Chalk & Numbers, the Felt/Lloyd Cole-esque jangle of Pale Lights and more.

Woman's Hour @ Mercury Lounge
UK band Woman's Hour make ethereal, melancholic soul and their debut album is a nice listen. UPDATE: This is actually cancelled and tomorrow's Rough Trade show appears to be also.

Black Flag were supposed to play Grand Victory tonight but that show has been cancelled.

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Boris @ LPR (more by PSquared)

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

Boris, The Atlas Moth, SubRosa @ Bowery Ballroom
Japanese shapeshifters Boris are makers of sludge metal, J Pop, and several other things that exist in that giant spectrum. Their newest album, Noise, is appropriately named and full of rippers. The Atlas Moth continue to find new ways to keep atmospheric sludge interesting, and SubRosa are makers of quality traditional doom.

Wiz Khalifa, Jeezy, Ty Dolla $ign, Rich Homie Quan, Mack Wilds, DJ Drama @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Wiz Khalifa is doing his 'Under the Influence of Music' tour again this year, and tonight's the second of two NYC-area dates. He's got 2000s dirty south star Jeezy with him, and the rest of the lineup is made up of young, rising rappers, a few of whom seem like they'll be much bigger this time next year.

Viking Moses, Spenking @ Cake Shop
Viking Moses has been making pretty good contemporary folk for about a decade now, most recently on 2012's The Conquest Night.

U.S. Girls, Ice Cream, Gold Dime @ Glasslands
Meg Remy -- who is U.S. Girls -- makes music that sounds like a '60s radio broadcast that has been beamed into space and refracted upon reentry. It's a rare full-band show, featuring Slim Twig on guitar.

7 Seconds, Iron Chic, The Copyrights, Up For Nothing @ Knitting Factory
7 Seconds are veterans of melodic punk and their live shows are still nuts today. Iron Chic (though with some roots in slightly older oners) are a newer band and they carry the punk torch very well.

Mimicking Birds @ Mercury Lounge
While on tour with Modest Mouse, Portland's Mimicking birds bring their widescreen sound this headlining club show.

Roses, Grand Resort, Chimes, Bueno @ Silent Barn
While veteran actor Abe Vigoda is still with us, the LA group named after him is no more, quietly dissolving a while back. Guitarist Juan Velazquez has formed Roses, a trio who will release their debut EP via Group Tightner on August 5. Roses aren't miles away from what Abe Vigoda did, making dark, danceable post-punk-influenced pop. (They could use a drummer, though.)

Zero Boys, Born Loose @ The Grand Victory
Indianapolis hardcore survivors Zero Boys released a new album this year, Monkey, which simmers with the same heat as Zero Boys' blistering full-length debut, 1981's Vicious Circle, but it comes by way of a different delivery. Where hardcore once raged, the band now play around with a garage-y stomp.

Gingerlys, Chalk and Numbers, pow wow!, The Jeanies @ Union Pool
Indiepop fans will want to hit Union Pool for a night of quality local bands. Gingerlys add a dash of shoegaze; Chalk & Numbers go for a mod'60s sound; and pow wow! jangle like cult icons Felt.

Sundays on The Roof with Daniele Baldelli, Metro Area (DJ Set), Cem G @ Output
It's the second of two outdoor daytime NYC shows this weekend for Italian Cosmic Disco pioneer Daniele Baldelli.

Hannibal Buress @ Knitting Factory
Big league comedy talent (Chris Rock, Louis CK, etc) show up regularly (and unannounced) for Hannibal's very popular free comedy show at Knitting Factory's front bar. Having had his own Comedy Central special and a featured performer on Broad City, Hannibal himself is getting pretty big league. Get there early.

Classic Album Sundays presents The Grateful Dead 'Workingman's Dead' @ Baby's All Right
Ride the train (high on something, your choice) over to Baby's this afternoon for a Classic Album Sundays edition that features the Dead's folk rock classic, Workingman's Dead.

The Baseball Project @ Asbury Lanes
The high-concept rock band formed by Scott McCaughey (Young Fresh Fellows/REM) and Steve Wynn (Dream Syndicate) released their third album, titled 3rd, back in March. The record, which also features R.E.M.'s Peter Buck and Mike Mills plus drummer Linda Pitmon, hits on more stories from America's Pastime, including songs about Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron,Lenny Dykstra, and acid-tripping pitcher Dock Ellis.

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The Knife / These New Puritans

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

Craig Leon, Acme, Bil Kouligas @ Le Poisson Rouge
Best known as a producer (have worked with The Fall, The Go-Betweens, Blondie among others), Craig Leon is also an composer in his own right. Tonight, backed by the Wordless Orchestra, he'll be performing his 1981 album Nommos.

Saint Rich, Stargazy, Sun Club @ Baby's All Right
An offshoot of Delicate Steve (role-reversal is probably a more correct term), Saint Rich keep things greasy with their brand of boogie riffs and laid-back grooves.

These New Puritans @ Bowery Ballroom
Last year's acclaimed Field of Reeds found These New Puritans abandoning their aggressive side, taking them entirely into ambient directions. Tonight's one of just a few North American shows for the UK band. Could prove interesting.

Darkstar, Patten, Visuals @ Glasslands
Darkstar transitioned from a Hyperdub-signed post-dubstep trio on their debut LP North to a Warp-signed ambient pop trio on its followup, 2013's News From Nowhere. They're working on their third album now, and while we don't know what it sounds like yet, maybe we'll get a taste at Glasslands tonight. Their labelmate Patten is not to be missed either.

Slint, Spires That in the Sunset Rise @ Stone Pony
Slint only put out two albums -- 1989's Steve Albini-produced Tweez and 1991's legendary Spiderland -- but their brand of post-rock and post-hardcore has proved to be highly influential over time and it's lived up very well. They're currently on their first North American tour since last reuniting in 2007, and tonight they're in NJ ahead of 3 NYC shows.

The Knife @ Terminal 5
Sweden's enigmatic duo The Knife haven't played NYC since 2006. Their new album is a little more "difficult" than Silent Shout so who knows what to expect -- beyond a high-concept, highly theatrical stage show. It wont likely be boring. Both T5 shows -- this being the first -- are sold out.

Kristeen Young @ The Bowery Electric
Kristeen has a had a regular gig for the last few year's as Morrissey's go-to opener. Here's a chance to see her without some drunk person screaming "THERE IS A LIGHT THAT NEVER GOES OUT!!!" in your ear. It's the final of her April residency shows gearing up for...yet another Morrissey tour.

Berlin, TV Tramps @ The Wonder Bar
Beginning their career as kinky synthpop, Berlin morphed into superstars by the time of their megahit "Take My Breath Away." Only singer Teri Nunn remains of the original '80s lineup.

Future Islands @ Austin's Mohawk last week (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)

Future Islands, Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Chiffon @ Webster Hall
Future Islands have been making their arty indie pop for a few years now, but for the first time they're actually kind of famous, thanks in part to singer's Samuel T. Herring's dance moves on Letterman (and the meme that inspired) and a new album on 4AD with the songs to back it up. Tonight's show at Webster Hall (larger than the Bowery Ballroom stop earlier this tour) is sold out.

Laurie Anderson @ Metropolitan Museum of Art
This is part of the Met's new series of talks called "SPARK" that "explores vital ideas and issues through the lens of the Met's collections." Tonight conversation is between musician Laurie Anderson, author Rebecca Stead, art historian SeungJung Kim and the Met's Melanie Holcomb.

The Standells @ B.B. King Blues Club
The Standells are one of the '60s better garage rock bands, and though they may be best known for their hit "Dirty Water," they've got tons of other rewarding material too. The veteran band are touring behind their first new material in over 40 years and hitting NYC for two shows (7:3 PM & 10 PM) at BB King's tonight.

Chalk and Numbers, Dear Georgiana @ Knitting Factory
Where a lot of bands who pull from similar indiepop influences go for reverby grit, Chalk & Numbers are as shiny as the future seemed in 1962, perfect for your next cocktail party.

2 Chainz, Ne-Yo, Miguel, Sean Paul @ Best Buy Theater
It's DJ Prostyle's birthday party at Best Buy Theater tonight, and the person we're probably most excited about is R&B crooner Miguel, not that there isn't plenty of fun to be had during 2 Chainz's set too.

Creepoid, Shawn David, McMillen, Tom Cater, Pat Murano @ Cake Shop
Creepoid are one of a few modern bands reviving '90s slowcore and they do it justice. There's a bit of shoegaze in there too, and overall it's just a pretty great mix.

Kosmodemonic, Syphillitic Lust, Insect Ark @ The Grand Victory
It's a night of the heavy and the weird at Grand Victory tonight with the sludgy Kosmodemonic, the dirty Syphillitic Lust, and Insect Ark, the project of former Angels of Light member Dana Schechter.

Rodrigo y Gabriela @ Rough Trade NYC (6:30 pm in-store)
Rodrigo y Gabriela are about to play 3 nights at Beacon Theater but first they'll do this in-store and signing at Rough Trade tonight which is free with a purchase of their album from Rough Trade.

Big Terrific @ Cameo Galley
Max Silvestri hosts the free weekly comedy show in the back of Williamsburg's Lovin' Cup. No word on who's performing tonight, but Max usually lets us know via his Twitter.

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The 2014 SXSW Festival is coming up soon -- March 11 - 16 in Austin, Texas -- and they've just announced the third round of showcasing bands which is a massive update. That includes Mary Timony's Ex Hex (who we just speculated about), Dum Dum Girls, Natural Child, Ratking, Buffalo Daughter, Action Bronson, Perfect Pussy, Nothing, Windhand, Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten, Vic Mensa, Deniro Farrar, Roosevelt, Pure Bathing Culture and a whole lot more. Full list of third round bands is listed below.

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CocoRosie at Paper Box in May (more by Amanda Hatfield)

CocoRosie are currently on tour in support of their newest LP, Tales of a Grass Widow. That tour hit NYC for a big show at Webster Hall earlier this month (10/12), but they've since tacked on a much more intimate NYC show to the end of the tour. The quirky songwriters will play Brooklyn Bowl on November 10 with two other quirky songwriters, Xenia Rubinos and Arc Iris (the new ANTI-signed project of ex-Low Anthem member Jocie Adams). It's one of those 'School Night!' shows which means it's totally FREE but you do have to RSVP. Updated CocoRosie dates are listed, along with the show flyer, below.

Meanwhile, there's another 'School Night!' show happening even sooner. As discussed, Tennis are playing this Sunday (11/3) (one of their two upcoming NYC shows), and since we last spoke, it's been announced that Luke Temple (of Here We Go Magic) and Chalk and Numbers are opening. There will also be listening parties for the new Tennis EP, Small Sound, and the new Cut Copy album. RSVP is still open for this free show.

Tennis have also just made their new EP available to stream on Pitchfork.

All CocoRosie dates are listed, along with some videos, below...

Continue reading "CocoRosie add free Brooklyn Bowl show w/ Xenia Rubinos and Arc Iris to tour; openers announced for Tennis' show"

by Bill Pearis


Brooklyn indiepop duo Chalk & Numbers released a new EP back in March titled Parade which is five tracks steeped in '60s pop. Where a lot of bands who pull from similar influences go for reverby grime, C&N are as shiny as the future seemed in 1962, perfect for your next cocktail party. You can stream the EP below. The band also just made a video for EP track "In the Dark" which makes its premiere in this post.

As mentioned, Chalk & Numbers play Glasslands on Saturday (8/10), as part of North Highlands' record release party. Brazos are also on the bill, making for a nice line-up. Tickets are still available.

Video and EP stream are below.

Continue reading "Chalk and Numbers made a new video, playing with North Highlands at Glasslands this weekend"

by Bill Pearis

North Highlands at Glasslands in 2011 (more by Jessica Amaya)
North Highlands

It's been nearly two years since North Highlands released their debut album, Wild One, and while they work on its follow-up, the Brooklyn group have a stopgap 7" with two new tracks. Both sides are really good, and a little more guitar-oriented than we've heard from them previously. You can stream them below.

You can hear them live too, as North Highlands are playing a record release party on Saturday (8/10) at Glasslands with Brazos and Chalk & Numbers. Tickets are on sale.

In related news, NH guitarist Mike Barron has his own band, Bennio Qwerty who traffic in muscular, precision rock. They just released a new EP, Picture Of, which is a free download on Bandcamp for the next week. You can also stream below.

Continue reading "North Highlands released a new 7" (stream it), playing NYC release show; Bennio Qwerty's new EP is a free download"

by Bill Pearis

La Luz @ Mercury Lounge, 7/14/2013
La Luz

It's hard enough to get a 21+ crowd to dance at a rock show, let alone on a Sunday night. But Seattle's La Luz not only had folks dancing, but dancing down a makeshift aisle in the middle of the crowd last night (7/14) at Mercury Lounge on their current tour. "It's called 'The Soul Train,'" singer Shana Cleveland informed the crowd. Cleveland and the rest of the band's sense of humor and playfulness came across not only in the casual stage banter but also their performance. La Luz are fun.

And also good at what they do. Their music is pretty standard '60s surf pop (think Johnny Rivers' "Secret Agent Man") but they are very good at it, with killer four-part harmonies, tight musicianship and good songwriting. And, again, they are clearly having a blast onstage. It was a short set -- the band only have two singles out to date -- but better to leave you wanting more than overstaying their welcome.

If you do want more, or if you missed them last night, La Luz have added a second NYC show, playing Tuesday (7/16) at Shea Stadium with The Numerators and Chalk & Numbers opening. $7 at the door. Updated tour dates are listed below.

La Luz said their debut album will be out in October on a "Seattle label" (hmm...Hardly Art?). Meanwhile, the band's new single, "Brainwash," is out this week on Suicide Squeeze and you can stream both sides of that -- and watch a video for their first single, "Call Me in the Day" -- below.

Continue reading "La Luz played Mercury Lounge, playing Shea on Tuesday"

by Bill Pearis


As mentioned, Seattle's Orca Team sadly split last year with frontman Leif Anders, who went on to form the calypso-vibed Week of Wonders. You can stream their Failures EP below.

With a debut 7" on the way soon, the band will be in NYC for a string of shows in July. They'll play Mercury Lounge on July 8 with Chalk & Numbers and Pale Lights; Death by Audio on July 9 with Flown and more TBA; and Cake Shop on July 10 with The Hairs and The Scarfs. There's another NYC show happening July 11, venue TBA. Tickets for the Mercury Lounge show are on AmEx presale now and go on sale to the general public on Friday (5/24) at noon.

If you live in Seattle, you can see Week of Wonders tonight (5/22) at Sunset Tavern with Hats Off and Charms. All tour dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Week of Wonders (ex-Orca Team) playing NYC shows in July (dates, stream)"

(via @liokanine)

Tickets to see Death Grips at Webster Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Peter Hook & The Light performing New Order albums at Webster Hall go on sale today at noon.

RJD2 is playing a HARD NYC event at Terminal 5 on October 4 with Zeds Dead, Paper Diamond, Green Lantern and Branchez. Tickets to that show go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Ty Segall shows at MHOW and Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for The Flamin' Groovies shows at Bowery Ballroom and Maxwell's go on sale today at noon.

Iggy Azalea is playing The Bowery Ballroom on June 17. Tickets to that show go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Kisses show at Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Mike Birbiglia is playing Carnegie Hall on June 2. Tickets to that show are on sale now.

Week of Wonders, Chalk & Numbers, and Pale Lights are playing Mercury Lounge on July 8. Tickets to that show go on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (5/24) at noon.

Frenchkiss signees Drowners are opening for Skaters at The Bowery Ballroom on July 19. Tickets to that show go on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (5/24) at noon.

Tickets for all three Feelies at shows at Maxwell's are on sale now.

Efterklang @ The Met, 9/24/2012 (more by Toby Tenenbaum)

Jacco Gardner @ BVSXSW (photo by Amanda Hatfield)
BV Day Party @ The Main & Jr, March 14th, 2013

today in NYC
* DJ Spooky @ The Met
* Jose Conde @ Barbes
* Yuki Numata @ The Stone
* Erik Satie Quartet @ Barbes
* Justin Vivian Bond @ Joe's Pub
* Jacco Gardner, Mmoss @ Mercury Lounge
* Zs, Mivos Quartet @ Issue Project Room
* Efterklang, Nightlands @ Bowery Ballroom
* Dennis Sullivan & Levy Lorenzo @ The Stone
* Hundred Waters, Salt Cathedral @ Glasslands
* Les Sans Culottes, Kenny Warren @ Spike Hill
* Chalk & Numbers, Deidre & The Dark, The Hairs
* Moon Hooch, Dubious Luxury @ Knitting Factory
* NinjaSonik, DJ Dirty Finger @ Bushwick Church
* Dumpstaphunk, The London Souls @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Free Time, White Bike, Liam Betson @ 252 Norman
* Tyler, The Creator @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* FELL VOICES, Ashencult, Anicon @ Saint Vitus Bar
* Brandi Carlile, The Lone Bellow @ Beacon Theater
* Esben And The Witch, Heliotropes @ Knitting Factory
* Something in Spanish, Tippy Toes, Robert Cop @ Cameo Gallery
* Black Marble, Weeknight, LODRO, Night Visions @ Shea Stadium
* Sinkane, Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band @ Mercury Lounge
* Planetarium (Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Murphy) @ BAM
* House Party, Internet Xplorer, Rud Dudley @ Glasslands Gallery
Samora Pinderhughes presents The Transformations Suite @ Joe's Pub
* Caitlin Marie Bell, Rue Snider, Jenna Smith @ Pete's Candy Store
* Doc Daneeka, Arca, M.E.S.H., Terekke, Doctor Jeep @ Ran Tea House
* Bad Religion, Against Me!, Polar Bear Club @ The Wellmont Theatre
* EULA, Squarehead, Krill, Shark?, Butter The Children @ Silent Barn
* Incendiary, Bottom Out, White Widows, Skullshitter, Hasj @ The Acheron
* Black Wine, Hilly Eye, Nuclear Santa Claust, Lauren Measure @ Cake Shop
* K-X-P, The Funeral Suits, Dalton, Starnes & Shah, Mike McFadden @ Pianos
* The Weird Fantasy Band, Mannequin Pussy, Marvin Berry and The New Sound, Chandeli'ers @ Death By Audio

Toronto's Beliefs would have been at Shea Stadium tonight but cancelled due to illness. The full bill is now Black Marble, Weeknight, Lodro, and Night Visions.

Brooklyn's Chalk and Numbers headline a solid night of indiepop at Union Pool this evening that also features The Hairs and Deidre & the Dark. It's the record release party for Chalk & Numbers' charming new EP, Parade, and you can stream the whole thing below.

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Philly punks Paint It Black are releasing a new EP, Invisible, on April 2 via No Idea. Check out the first single, "Greetings, Fellow Insomniacs," below.

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A$AP Rocky @ FFF Fest 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)

Jim James @ The Cap, Dec. 2012 (more by PSquared Photography)
Jim James

today in NYC
* Slap @ Barbes
* Henry Butler @ The Stone
* Jim James @ McKittrick Hotel
* Tegan & Sara @ Beacon Theater
* Solange Knowles @ Webster Hall
* SKYE (of Morcheeba) @ Joe's Pub
* Jonathan Richman @ The Bell House
* Alexa Wilding @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Prince Rama @ Three Legged Dog
* The Mandingo Ambassadors @ Barbes
* Caterwaul of Sound, Deadzone @ Grand Victory
* Gia, Tin Oak, grinning, Freecare @ Muchmore's
* Bonaparte, Tim Fite, .357 Lover @ Knitting Factory
* LORDO, Advaeta, Night Visions, Spires @ Big Snow
* Atlas Genius, Gospels @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Nick Turner, Wyatt Cenac, Nikki Glaser @ Union Hall
* Weeknight, Riverwild, The Never Evers @ Union Pool
* Vandana Jain, Brother Tiger, Sparxx @ The Rock Shop
* A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, Bodega Bamz @ Public Assembly
* Deerhoof, Dal Niente, Marcos Balter @ Merkin Concert Hall
* Sheng Wang, Ross Parsons, Mike Lawrence @ Shea Stadium
* Earthy Babes, The Suzan, Chalk and Numbers @ Mercury Lounge
* Graham Brice and The Hidden Wool, Bliss Blood @ Pete's Candy Store
* Silent Drape Runners (DJ Set), Butter Team (DJ Set) @ Cameo Gallery
* Norman Vladimir, Chris Riffle, The Ballroom Thieves @ The Living Room
* WIERD w/ Genesis Breyer P-Orridge with Aaron Dilloway @ Home Sweet Home
* My Midnight Heart, Sky White Tiger, Railbird, Desert Stars @ Glasslands
The Mary Onettes, The Hairs, TSINGTAO, Little Band of Sailors @ Cake Shop
* Alan Merrill Trio, Sean Yox & The Streamers, Kath Buckell @ Le Poisson Rouge
Ludwig Persik, The Drowners, King Holliday, Cascading Slopes @ Pianos
Big Terrific w/ Mike Lawrence, Seth Herzog, James Adomian, Adam Newman @ Cameo
* Bad Books w/ Kevin Devine &amp Manchester Orchestra, The Front Bottoms, Weatherbox @ Bowery Ballroom

Charming Brooklyn indiepop band Chalk & Numbers play Mercury Lounge tonight with The Suzan and Earthy Babes. The band has a new EP, Parade, on the way and you can stream its first single, "Boy," below.

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Portland band Eat Skull have a new album, III, out now and you can check out the video for album track "How Do I Know When to Say Goodnight" below.

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Atlanta's Tunabunny will release their third album, Genius Fatigue, on October 23 via Happy Happy Birthday to Me. Like last year's Minima Moralia (when they also played CMJ), the new LP is loaded with shambolic, angsty pop goodness. You can stream the album's opening cut, "Duchess for Nothing," at the bottom of this post.

The band will be in NYC this week for CMJ, playing the HHBTM/NYC Popfest showcase on Saturday (10/20) at Public Assembly that also features fellow Athens band Eureka California, Seattle's great Orca Team, winsome Brooklynites Chalk and Numbers, Florida's Beach Day, and Bay area duo Bam!Bam!. Tunabunny will also play a record release show in their hometown on October 25 at New Earth Music Hall that also has Bam!Bam!, Eureka California, Orca Team on the bill plus Muuy Biien. Not much else on Tunabunny's tour horizon as grad school and other life things are keeping them in Athens till next spring.

Bam!Bam! are on the East Coast touring with Eureka California, the latter of whom released their debut, Big Cats Can Swim, last month on HHBTM. It's a rager, bashing out 11 garage pop blasts in less than half an hour. If you liked Nude Beach or Paws recent output, give these folks a shot. You can stream "Bite By the Sand" below.

Orca Team, meanwhile, will also play Muchmore's on Thursday (10/18) with Joywave, Brainstorm, Mean Lady, Osekre n The Lucky Bastards, Honduras, Life Size Maps, and The Dearloves. Advance tickets are available.

As for Chalk and Numbers, the duo have been busy crossing the I's and dotting the T's on a new EP. They don't play live very often, so don't miss this chance.

Tour dates for Tunabunny and Eureka California are listed below, along with those streams.

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Beach Day at Knitting Factory, June 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Beach Day

Hollywood, Florida's Beach Day are visiting NYC again, playing two shows: tonight (7/25) at Public Assembly with The Babies (of a few shows the Babies have going on), Wild Yaks and Daytona; and Cake Shop Thursday (7/26) with charming local indie poppers Chalk & Numbers, and Island Twins. All Beach Day tour dates are listed below.

As mentioned before, Beach Day have signed with Kanine Records who just released the band's debut 7". Echoing early '60s pop, it's custom-made for sunny weather and comes on white vinyl, to match your jeans. You can stream both sides of the single below.

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Woolen Kits

There are so many good shows happening tomorrow (2/16) this column could be renamed This Thursday in Indie. But I won't because that would be dumb. What about next week? And the week after? Thursday might be totally dead those weeks and then look what I'm stuck with.

But I digress. Basically everything covered below (apart from the daily picks section) is happening tomorrow. Such as Australia's Woollen Kits who are wrapping up a North American tour, pulling into Brooklyn for a show at Death By Audio. Not unlike fellow countrymen The Twerps (who play Mercury Lounge on 3/30), Woollen Kits play the kind of stripped down guitar rock that can be traced back through Flying Nun and K Recs, Jonathan Richman and the Velvet Underground. When guitarist Thomas Hardisty sings baritone, the band veers towards Beat Happening; when drummer Tom Ridgewell takes the mike, Woollen Kits are more Clean-like. The band just released their debut album on R.I.P Society records and it's quite good.

You can stream the single "Out of Whack" at the bottom of this post and watch its video. The DBA show is with Home Blitz, Harpoon Fever and Parquet Courts. The band have a few more shows before heading home to where it's currently warm, and all Woollen Kits dates are at the bottom of this post.

Slow Club
Slow Club

Also on Thursday (2/17)  is the return of Slow Club who play The Bell House. It's their first show in NYC since September when the duo's second album, Paradise, was released. The record expands greatly upon the folk-pop of their debut, Yeah, So, giving them a much bigger sound, perhaps due in part to producer Luke Smith (who was in short-lived but great mid-'00s band Clor). It still sounds like Slow Club, mind you: winsome, charming, joyous. You can stream the whole thing via Spotify if you haven't heard it yet.  The band are even more charming and joyous live.

The undercard for the Bell House show is pretty strong as well: Air Waves, who are back in Brooklyn where they belong after a stint in Austin, and Chalk & Numbers who I don't think have played live since last year's NYC Popfest.

Eleven Pond (in the '80s)
Eleven Pond

If the thought of something winsome, charming and joyous makes you want to puke, you might do better at Glasslands which is hosting the first show in 23 years by Eleven Pond. The Rochester, NY band's sole album, 1986's Bas Relief, is considered a lost classic by darkwave aficionados and was reissued a couple years ago by Dark Entries records. (You can stream it here.) Showing respect to their elders will be two bands from Wierd's roster:  Frank (Just Frank) and Plastic Flowers. Expect Glasslands' smoke machine to be turned to the Peter Murphy setting for this show.


And finally, Palomar, who recently opened for Nada Surf at Bowery Ballroom, are having the record release party for their new album, Sense & Antisense, at Littlefield Thursday night. These three ladies and one dude have been together for over ten years, outlasting all sorts of other more hyped Brooklyn bands and scenes, putting out quality indie rock LP after quality indie rock LP. Their sticktoitiveness is as strong as their ability to write catchy tunes and harmonize.  Sense & Antisense, the band's fifth, is a keeper.

You can stream the LP on Spotify and purchase it directly from the band, either at their website or at tomorrow's show. Also playing are Jaabs (feat. Roman of the Oranges Band) and Art Con. The Wrens' Charles Bissell is also performing Palomar covers, so I'm told.

OK, that's the main stuff for me this week. There are some good non-Thursday shows this week and my other picks are listed day-by-day below.


It's a night of quality local bands at Pianos, with High Highs, Phonetag, Ski Lodge, and Field Mouse. That's a good show! (and if you miss it, High Highs also play Pianos on 2/29).


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DOWNLOAD: NYC Popfest Mix (Zip)
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Go Sailor
Go Sailor

This week is the fifth-annual NYC Popfest which happens Thursday - Sunday (May 19 - 22) at a variety of NYC and Brooklyn venues, playing host to around 30 bands from around the world. Previous years have seen the likes of The Radio Dept, Pelle Carlberg, The Drums, Love is All, Allo Darlin' and more.

Festival passes are sold out at this point -- as are tickets to Thursday's show at Cake Shop with Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Gold-Bears -- but you can still get tickets to any of the other individual events.

We're also giving away pairs of tickets to the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday shows. Line-ups for each night are at the bottom of this post. We've got:

1 pair of tickets for Friday night at Cameo
3 pais of tickets for Saturday night at Santos
5 pairs of tickets for the all-day Sunday show at The Rock Shop.
To enter, just send an email to BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM with the subject line "POPFEST" and the day you want tickets for, aka "POPFEST FRIDAY." We'll pick winners at random. Please note many of these shows are 21+.

This year's Popfest is a nice mix of new and old, jangly and loud. Every year at Popfest I've discovered at least two bands I'd never heard of before who've gone on to be favorites. I imagine this year will be no different. There are some MP3s above, plus a swell 24-song mix the Popfest folks made for your downloadable enjoyment. For this year's preview I'm just going to go through the events day-by-day. Keep reading below...

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