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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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