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photo: HEALTH at Levitation 2015 (more by PSquared)
Health at Levitation 2015

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

HEALTH, Pictureplane, Very Much (DJ Set) @ Le Poisson Rouge
HEALTH tone down the noise a bit (but not completely) on their terrific new album Death Magic, which is the catchiest thing they've done yet. They didn't "go pop" though; it's still very weird. Pictureplane is a great fit to open the show.

Thor:"I Am Thor" Documentary Screening and Performance @ Saint Vitus
"Jon Mikl Thor was a bodybuilding, steel bending, brick smashing rock star in the 70's & 80's whose theatrical band THOR hit the scene alongside Metallica and Kiss, but never achieved the gold record status of its contemporaries." The new documentary on him screens at Vitus tonight.

Flamin' Groovies, Nude Beach, Miriam @ Baby's All Right
Powerpop legends Flamin' Groovies are back with guitarist Chris Wilson and a barrelful of good time, hook-filled classics. Next year's their 50th anniversary with a new album on the way. They're well-matched with Nude Beach.

Okkervil River (performing Black Sheep Boy) @ Bowery Ballroom
Okkervil River's acclaimed album Black Sheep Boy turns 10 this year and the band are celebrating with a tour where they're playing it live in full. This is the second of three nights at Bowery Ballroom. Sold out.

Jim Tews "Felines of New York" Book Release @ Littlefield
Jim Tews new photo book Felines of New York exposes the "furry underbelly of New York City's most glamorous, self-important residents." This release show will feature cat-related comedy from Todd Hanson (founder of The Onion), Maeve Higgins, Mike Polk, Doogie Horner, Mrs. Smith, Team Submarine, and Dr. Brett Levitzke,

Pill, Courtship Ritual, Winkie, The Naked Heroes, Plaque @ Palisades
Newly signed to Mexican Summer, Brooklyn's skronky, sax-fueled post punks Pill are always fun live. The headline this dark-tinged bill that also features the slinky Courtship Ritual and the decidedly goth Winkie.

Future Punx, Way Out, Suicide Slide, Jason Bartell (of Fang Island) @ Union Pool
Future Punx released their terrific debut album, This is Post Wave, which is part concept album and part manifesto. All to a danceable, very new wave beat.

This American Life Presents: 12 Days of Christmas The Improv Show @ Bell House
Ira Glass and the TAL folks have put together an impressive lineup of talent for this holiday themed improv show, featuring with Mike Birbiglia, Chris Gethard, Tami Sagher, Aidy Bryant, Scott Adsit, and Sasheer Zamata. Unsurprisingly this is sold out.

H2O, Angel Du$t, Give @ Santos
New York punks H2O celebrated their 20th anniversary this year and released the new album Use Your Voice, which... certainly sounds like H2O. That's not a bad thing though, they're good at what they do.

Frankie Cosmos, All Dogs, Eskimeaux, Florist @ Webster Hall - Marlin Room
Frankie Cosmos' twee-ish sound gets a bit more danceable on her new EP, which she celebrates tonight. Good openers too: scrappy pop punks All Dogs and Epoch bands Eskimeaux and Florist.

Johanna Warren, Two Inch Astronaut, Jonah Furman, Thelma @ Palisades
This is a cool bill, with the folky Johanna Warren, post-hardcore band Two Inch Astronaut, former Krill singer Jonah Furman, and Thelma.

Tribute to Nina Simone feat. Nick Hakim, Xenia Rubinos, Deva Mahal, Jaime Woods, Amy Leon, J. Hoard, Paris Monster @ Manhattan Inn
One of the first shows booked since The Hum's Rachael Pazdan began booking Manhattan Inn is this tribute to the legendary Nina Simone, with a pretty great lineup of musicians.

Hans Chew, Rhyton @ Mercury Lounge
This is a good double bill of experimental music, with Hans Chew (of D. Charles Speer & the Helix and other projects) and trippy rock band Rhyton.

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by Klaus Kinski

(photo by David Andrako)
star talk

If there's one live comedy show in NYC that always startles me by how fast it sells out, it has to be StarTalk LIVE with Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Eugene Mirman. For those without Google, Neil deGrasse Tyson is a world renowned astrophysicist and Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History. StarTalk is normally a radio show hosted by Neil and co-hosted by Eugene wherein they discuss science where it intersects with pop culture with incredible clarity, humor and excitement. Each week they are joined by an ever changing line-up of guest comedians, actors, scientists, and whoever else can bring something to the table. Actually, now that I think about it, I'm not surprised at all by how fast their live shows sell out (even before special guests are announced). The show kicks supreme ass and you will always leave the experience a much smarter person. Guaranteed. Previous live guests have included Alan Alda, Bill Nye the Science Guy, Sarah Silverman, Wyatt Cenac, Kristen Schaal, John Hodgman, and many many many other people of note.

Like a supernova, StarTalk LIVE! is exploding beyond the confines of their normal go-to venue The Bell House and will be heading to TOWN HALL on Wednesday February 27 for a BIG show with BIG special guests! Tickets are on sale now, and I cannot emphasize how mind-blowing one of the special guests is. I don't want to be all coy and dramatic, but one of the guests is literally one of the most important human beings in the history of mankind. No exaggeration. It's going to be one of the most fulfilling intellectual and comedic experiences of your life. And that's an Iron Clad Klaus Kinski Gold Standard Guarantee.

In other news, awesome storytelling show Funny Story will be gracing the smelly halls of Brooklyn Brewery TONIGHT, February 21. The line-up features DC Benny, taco champion and man-about-town Jonathan Schnapp, The Shed story salon co-curator Jason Fried, and now-grown-up child star MARA WILSON (Matilda!)! Admission is $10 and includes a FREE BEER (thanks Brooklyn Brewery!). Doors at 8PM, show at 8:30PM, 21+.

And don't forget that every Sunday evening Creaghead & Company take over Union Hall for an evening of awesome awesome awesome comedy. This Sunday (2/24) C&C welcome Seaton Smith, Streeter Seidell, Doogie Horner, Matt Graham, and Sean O'Connor. H. Jon Benjamin and Klaus All Time Fave Larry Murphy might even be there, but they're not sure. Doors are at 7:30pm, show's at 8:00pm, cover is $7.

In other comedy news, don't forget that Big Terrific celebrates 5 years of being one of the best free comedy show in NYC. Moving down the street from Cameo Gallery to the Music Hall of Williamsburg, the show will feature the three original hosts Jenny Slate, Gabe Liedman and Max Silvestri together again and lovelier than ever. The show is happening on Friday March 15 scads of special guests! Get your goddamned tickets this instant, you.