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photo: Thundercat in Philly, 2014 (more by Ryan Muir)

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

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park
It's the second day of the awesome multi-genre two-day Afropunk Festival, and there's a ton of great artists today including Gary Clark Jr, Kele, Thundercat, Kaytranada, Kelela, Goldlink, Curtis Harding, Petite Noir, and plenty more. Oh, and Lenny Kravitz, who's famous again for, uh... well you know.

7Seconds, Bishops Green, Success @ Saint Vitus Bar
The past few decades of melodic punk as we know it probably couldn't exist if 7Seconds didn't help lay the groundwork with their mid-'80s albums. If you're a punk fan, this show's pretty tough to miss.

Ghost @ Rough Trade (acoustic)
Have you ever wanted to see a band of instrumentalists in ghoul costumes with a singer dressed as a satanic pope strip down their riffy occult-rock songs to an acoustic setting? Then you can't miss Ghost's acoustic in-store at Rough Trade today!

Jamie xx, Maya Jane Coles, Andhim, Matador, Nastia, Bedouin @ 50 Kent

Jamie xx, Nocturnal Sunshine, Andhim, Matador @ Verboten (late)
Jamie already has two great albums out as a member of The xx, and this year he focused his talents on a solo album which is quickly getting as much love as his main band. He plays two NYC shows tonight, both of which have almost the same lineup. At the late one, Maya Jane Coles makes the US debut of her Nocturnal Sunshine project.

Colleen Green, Mannequin Pussy, Tweens, Larry and The Babes @ Palisades
Colleen Green's new album is her first with a full band, and it's a great record of lyrically honest poppy punk. Her current tour is also with a full band, and her tourmates are the likeminded Mannequin Pussy, who are also worth catching. This is the second of two NYC shows, and making it even better is this one includes garage pop band Tweens (who play their own NYC show tomorrow).

Graham Nash @ City Winery
In addition to being a member of The Hollies and one of folk rock's most famous supergroups ever, Graham Nash has a very worthy solo career, including the classic 1971 LP Songs for Beginners. You'll likely hear stuff from all three of those things and more tonight.

Jazmine Sullivan, Avery Wilson, Jordan Bratton @ Central Park SummerStage
It's been a good year for neo-soul for a lot of reasons, and one reason is the new Jazmine Sullivan album, Reality Show. She plays another NYC show in support of that tonight, and this one's totally free.

Dead Leaf Echo, Single Lash, Decorum, Future Museums @ Alphaville
Local shoegaze act are currently working on their new album with producer Jorge Elbrecht (who has sprinkled his magic on new records from Tamaryn and No Joy) and hopefully they'll play some of it tonight. Also on the bill: the two-bass-and-drums attack of Decorum (featuring Leif of Orca Team)

Lydia Lunch, Weasel Walter, Bob Bert, Tim Dahl, The Everyothers @ Le Poisson Rouge
This is one of Lydia Lunch's 'Retrovirus' shows, a no-holds-barred survey of her musical output from 1977 to the present that includes Weasel Walter (The Flying Luttenbachers), Bob Bert (Pussy Galore, Chrome Cranks), and Tim Dahl (Child Abuse).

Fly Ashtray, Octagrape, Silk Purse, Hamish Kilgour @ Cake Shop
Having formed in 1983, long-running, sporadically active NYC indie rockers Fly Ashtray remain of the city's best kept secrets. Catch them tonight with Octagrape (the current band from onetime Souljunk and Truman's Water dude Glen Galloway), The Clean's Hamish Kilgour and more.

Of Montreal, Mothers @ Asbury Lanes
Long-running makers of avant-garde pop, Of Montreal are still touring this year's quite good Aureate Gloom. Opening are fellow Georgians Mothers.

Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival @ Jones Beach
This may be largely a mainstream pop festival, but there's actually some stuff worth catching. Today has big names like Nicki Minaj and Skrillex, and some cool smaller stuff like iLoveMakonnen, Kiesza, Holy Ghost! and Main Attrakionz.

Laura Stevenson, Leah Wellbaum of Slothrust, Prince Daddy and The Hyena @ Riis Park Beach Bazaar
It's another afternoon of music on the beach, this time headlined by Don Giovanni-signed singer/songwriter Laura Stevenson.

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by Bill Pearis


Onetime Swell Maps and Television Personalities member Jowe Head released Confessions from the Twisted Tower last year. The album's somewhere between the postpunk bands he's known for and proggy English folk, and can be streamed via Rdio below.

Jowe, who toured this time last year, is visiting the US for a few shows this week with his band Celestial Choir, including two in NYC: Thursday (4/10) at Union Pool with Lame Drivers and Phoaming Edison, and then Saturday (4/12) at Cake Shop with Ne-Hi and Prince Rupert's Drops.

The Celestial Choir, it should be noted, includes members of Magnetic Fields (Claudia Gonson), Mad Scene (Lisa Siegel, WFMU's Brian Turner, and Katie Gentile), and Fly Ashtray (Eric Cohen). All tour dates are listed, along with the album stream and flyers for both NYC shows, below...

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Braids @ BVSXSW 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Oneohtrix Point Never @ Webster Hall, June 2012 (more by Bryan Bruchman)

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

The New York City Marathon
Like the Village Halloween Parade, the NYC Marathon took last year off thanks to the destruction of Hurricane Sandy, but is back in the race this year with nearly 50,000 runners. Go out and cheer them on.

YouTube Music Awards @ Pier 36
We're not sure why YouTube is giving out awards, but they've got an impressive line-up of performers, including Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire, Eminem, Lindsey Stirling, M.I.A., Tyler, the Creator, and Earl Sweatshirt. You can watch that live on YouTube beginning at 6 PM EST.

Oneohtrix Point Never, Nate Boyce @ MoMA PS1
Ambient soundscaper Oneohtrix Point Never joins forces with past collaborator/visual artist Nate Boyce for this multimedia performance in MoMA PS1's VW Dome. It's an early show, going from 4-7 PM.

Nik Turner's Space Ritual @ Saint Vitus
Hawkwind canceled their tour, but you can still catch former member Nik Turner, who released a new album, Time Crypt, earlier this year. Expect lots of Hawkwind songs, though, too tonight.

Jenny Hval, Stine Motland, C. Spencer Yeh, Attila Cshar, Bel Canto @ Angel Orensanz Center
This is a pretty interesting bill, showcasing diverse vocal styles, including those of Norwegian art pop musician Jenny Hval, Mayhem/SunnO))) chanter/growler Attila Csihar (who will be performing solo as Void ov Voices), and another Norwegian artist, Stine Motland, who's collaborating with Brooklyn violinist C. Spencer Yeh.

Guardian Alien, Child Abuse, Skimask, Oozing Wound @ Secret Project Robot
Thrashy Chicago band Oozing Wound recently brought their tour to NYC for a show with Pop. 1280, and tonight they team up with more quality locals for a second show here.

Braids, Hundred Waters, Kodak to Graph @ Bowery Ballroom
Montreal band Braids traded guitars for keyboards last year for a largely electronic sound that can be heard on their new album, Flourish // Perish. They're touring (as they have in the past) with Florida's Hundred Waters who make a similarly ethereal soundscape.

Tennis, Luke Temple, Chalk And Numbers, Jason Eldredge @ Brooklyn Bowl
Colorado lite-pop duo Tennis release their new EP for the Communion label this week and play this free School Night party with likeminded Brooklyn duo Chalk and Numbers.

Jim Jones, Ski Beatz @ Mercury Lounge
It's a solo show for Jim Jones of Dipset tonight, and he's been joined by hip hop production wizard Ski Beatz.

Fly Ashtray, Butterscott, Talsness, Regal Degal @ Cake Shop
Having formed in 1983, these long-running, sporadically active NYC indie rockers remain of the city's best kept secrets. Art punk openers Regal Degal have probably heard a FA record or two.

Genders, Ovary Action, Crazy Pills @ Death by Audio
Portland psychedelic rockers Genders make dark, atmospheric stuff that's still pretty catchy. They're in NYC for a few shows this week, including tonight's at DbA, Monday at Shea, and Tuesday at Arlene's Grocery. Stream a track below.

Amon Tobin presents Two Fingers DJ Set @ Le Poisson Rouge
After having spent the last two years or so doing his massive multimedia 'ISAM' shows, Amon Tobin is reviving his Two Fingers moniker for a DJ set at LPR tonight.

Comedy Night w/ 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. Get there early.

Other good options tonight include Kissing Is A Crime & more at Silent Barn, Vulture Shit and more at Arlene's Grocery,

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 Bill Pearis


Head is probably best-known for his time as bassist in Swell Maps where he wrote two of the band's catchiest songs, "Harmony in Your Bathroom" and the great "Cake Shop Girl" which did indeed inspire the name of the Ludlow St. indie rock venue (where he's played before). In 1984 he began a ten-year stint with Television Personalities. Since the early '80s, Head has also released solo records with various backing bands, most recently last year's Diabolical Liberties as Jowe Head & the Demi-Monde. He's also an accomplished artist. -[BV, 2011]
Onetime Swell Maps/Television Personalities member Jowe Head is back in the States for a short East Coast tour that includes three shows in NYC: Cake Shop on April 11 with Man Forever and Kinski; Union Pool on April 12 with Fly Ashtray and Sapphire Mansions; and The Flat on April 13 with What Next? and Missing Documents. The Cake Shop show will feature Magnetic Fields' Claudia Gonson as part of Head's band. All tour dates are listed, along with a Spotify stream of Swell Maps' Jane from Occupied Europe, below.

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JoeJoe Fiorentino, a longterm member of the NYC underground music community who played bass in Artanker Convoy, as well as with James Murphy, Daughter, and more passed away unexpectedly November 15. Tonight (12/5) his friends are throwing a party at the Gutter in Williamsburg (200 N 14th St) called "The Joe 'Fashion Night Out' benefit & memorial Bash." It will feature live performances by Artanker Convoy, Hamish Kilgour, Fly Ashtray, The Jewish, Mossy Pine, Clay Dots and Jonathan Toubin will be the night's DJ. The event is free but donations will be taken at the door that will go to his two kids. Additionally, there will be a silent auction tonight to raise more money for his family.

R.I.P. Joe, and flyer for the show is below.

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