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photo: Screaming Females at MHOW in 2014 (more by Caroline Harrison)
Screamin Females
photo: Disappears @ Bowery Ballroom, 2014 (more by Psquared)

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

Disappears, Suuns, Christines @ Rough Trade
Chicago's Disappears just released Irreal, the band's darkest, most paranoid/obtuse record yet. That's not a bad thing and, mind you, it may sound different when they play it tonight as their songs tend to change after they've played them live for a while. Armed with an insanely good rhythm section, they're worth seeing anywhere, anytime. Same goes for Montreal's Suuns who have a similar krauty / sinister edge. Local boys Christines open and sound a little like Swervedriver. Highly recommended.

Screaming Females, Priests, Tenement, Vacation @ Knitting Factory (2 shows)
Screaming Females are already known for their shredding guitar solos, but the new album Rose Mountain has the band focusing a little more on great choruses. It's up their with the best of their previous work. Tonight's their second and third of the four NYC shows on this current tour. All three openers are killer too.

Behemoth, Cannibal Corpse, AEON, Tribulation @ Webster Hall
This all-death metal bill is co-headlined by Poland's Behemoth, whose 2014 LP The Satanist was hugely and deservedly acclaimed, and one of American's many favorite old school Florida bands, Cannibal Corpse.

The Gaslight Anthem, Northcote, The Scandals @ Terminal 5
The Gaslight Anthem's last two albums sound built for the arenas they're probably just about big enough to play, but luckily for now they're still choosing slightly smaller rooms. (Not that T5 is some hole in the wall.) Sold out.

Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, Summer Moon, Tall Tall Trees, Invisible Familiars @ Baby's All Right
Sean Lennon's very Beatlesque band GOASTT headline this sold-out show which features friends Invisible Familiars and Summer Moon (Nikolai of The Strokes, Erika of Au Revoir Simone & more). Sold out.

Murder By Death, O'Death @ Bowery Ballroom
Long-running alt-country/indie rock band Murder By Death released their seventh album, Big Dark Love, earlier this month, and tonight their tour hits NYC for its first of two shows here this weekend. Opening both nights is the raw creepy folk of O'Death.

New York Night Train's Soul Clap and Dance-Off w/ Nick Waterhouse (Guest Selector) @ Brooklyn Bowl
It's Jonathan Toubin's monthly party / dance competition. Tonight, fellow soul lover Nick Waterhouse will be picking the tunes for part of the evening.

Caged Animals, Warehouse, Breathers, Turnip King @ Cameo Gallery
Caged Animals are taking a break from recording their new album to play this show, so expect lots of new songs. Also on the bill are Atlanta indie rockers Warehouse, and Sea Cliff, Long Island's Turnip King.

July Talk, The Gay Blades, Wet Leather @ Mercury Lounge
Toronto indie band July Talk sound like if Man Man and Stars formed a supergroup, and their style seems like it's catching on -- tonight's show is sold out.

Yacøpsæ, Bastard Noise, Fistula, Sick/Tired, Psycho, Chainsaw to the Face @ Saint Vitus
Doom/sludge legends Grief were supposed to reunite for this but they unfortunately dropped off. It's still got a great lineup, though, with German grind vets Yacopsae, long-running power electronics trio Bastard Noise, Ohio sludgesters FItsula, Chicago grinders Sick/Tired, '80s-era Boston hardcore faves Psycho, and NJ grindcore band Chainsaw to the Face.

Liam Betson, LVL UP, Slight, Doubting Thomas Cruise Control @ Shea Stadium
If you miss punky '90s indie rock, just about every band on this local bill should scratch that itch.

Fletcher C. Johnson, The Blind Pets, Las Rosas, Dirty Few @ The Acheron
Fans of Burger Records-style garage rock will want to hit this party hardy show with two bands from the label (Fletcher C Johnson and Las Rosas) and two that have associations with them.

Scrapers, Couch Slut, Chain Gang Grave, The Gentlemen @ 538 Johnson Avenue
Scrapers feature a former member of Roger Miret and the Disasters, and they make the kind of no-frills hardcore that sounds like a trip back to 1980. Noise/punk/metal crushers Couch Slut are just as worth seeing and even more confrontational.

Kristeen Young, The Sweet Boys, Hand Job Academy @ Baby's All Right
Thrown under a bus when Morrissey said she got him sick (and canceling his 2014 tour), Kristeen Young's anthemic pop deserves better. She plays tonight with jokey rap crew Hand Job Academy.

Wolf Alice, Sunflower Bean, Lazyeyes, Palehound @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar puts local crafts, microbrews, food-truck type eats, mini golf, ping pong, and live music all under one Greenpoint roof. Tonight's live entertainment is headlined by UK band Wolf Alice, plus a host of buzzy Brooklyn indie bands...like the young and talented Sunflower Bean.

Demetri Martin @ Town Hall
Master of witty deadpan one-liners Demetri Martin has been outside of NYC a few times lately, but tonight he finally brings his tour to the city proper. Tomorrow he's in NJ.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

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Andrew WK w/ Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg @ Santo's, 2013 (more by Dan Bracaglia)

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

Helix, Palmistry, Tripletrain, Celestial Traxx, GENG @ Baby's All Right
This is a cool late-night dance party with Night Slugs producer Helix, future pop UK musician Palmistry, Teklife's Tripletrain and more.

Dr. Dog, Field Mouse @ Bowery Ballroom
Dr. Dog complete their 8-night NYC run tonight, and for the final show local alt-pop band Field Mouse are opening.

Soul Clap & Dance Off @ Brooklyn Bowl
Jonathan Toubin is halfway through his NYC Subway tour where he's DJing every night in January. Tonight is his monthly Soul Clap party with guest selector is TV on the Radio's Jaleel Bunton and guest judges include Jesse Malin and OJ from Xray Eyeballs

Ikebe Shakedown, Raja Kassis, The Love Supreme @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar is always a safe bet for weekend fun, with free live music to go with the assortment of games, shopping, microbrews and fancy food. Tonight's live lineup features the 12-strong soul band The Love Surpreme who mix originals with classic Motown/girl group songs.

Youth Worship, Night Squad, Dinner @ Cake Shop
When Asobi Seksu went on hiatus, guitarist James Hanna formed Youth Worship who follow in a similar, if more rocking, style. Tonight's show also features weird Dutch singer, Dinner, who is signed to Captured Tracks.

Dave Harrington, Valentin Stip, High Water @ Cameo Gallery
Nicolas Jaar's label Other People is presenting this night at Cameo which includes Nico's former Darkside partner Dave Harrington, their pal Valentin Stip (who opened their final show), and High Water, aka multi-instrumentalist Will Epstein, who's collaborated with Nico several times.

Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg, Andrew W.K. @ Gramercy Theatre
Drummer Marky Ramone has assembled a new band to play Ramones songs with Andrew WK on lead vocals.

Slim Twig, U.S. Girls, Eaters, Bottoms @ Palisades
DFA recently reissued DFA reissued Slim Twig's 2012 album, A Hound at the Hem, which is definitely not a typical pick for the label, more avant-garde orchestral pop than four-on-the-floor disco action. He plays tonight with avant-pop band U.S. Girls, synth-soundtrack lovers Eaters, and Bottoms.

Savages, Johnny Hostile @ Saint Vitus
It's the second of Savages' nine NYC shows this month where they're working out new material with us as guinea pigs. The first show was about 60% new stuff, all of which sounded pretty good. It's sold out. Opening is Johnny Hostile who is Savages' singer Jehnny Beth's partner.

Hand Job Academy, Atlantic Thrills, Heeney, High Pop, Strange Kids @ Shea Stadium
Hip hop trio Hand Job Academy released their debut album, #IKEAMONKEY, back in August which is loaded with snarky hipster-ish songs like "Lena Dunham" and "Pu$$y Chicken." You can stream it below.

Dillon Francis, Bro Safari, Anamanaguchi @ Terminal 5
Dillon Francis continues his 3-night run at Terminal 5 tonight, and we especially think it's worth showing up for chiptuners Anamanaguchi.

Haymaker, Rival Mob, Sex Prisoner, Brain Slug @ Acheron
Long-running Ontario grinders are fully back in action, having released their first new recordings in almost a decade in 2013. Fresh off a set at the A389 bash, they make their way to NYC tonight.

Wussy, Sam Haiman Band @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Cincinatti band Wussy was formed after Chuck Weaver's old band, Ass Ponys, broke up and continued in much the same indie rock fashion. Their most recent album, Attica!, came out last year.

Bill Frisell @ Lincoln Center
With help from violist Eyvind Kang, bassist Thomas Morgan, drummer Rudy Royston, and singer/violinist Petra Haden (That Dog), guitarist Bill Frisell is performing interpretations of classics from the big screen like "When You Wish Upon a Star," "Alfie," and "Moon River."

Joyce Manor, Mitski @ Amityville Music Hall and Tavern
Still fresh off their excellent third album, 2014's Never Hungover Again, Cali punks Joyce Manor wrap up their sold-out 4-night NYC-area run on Long Island tonight. For this one, they'll be joined by NYC's excellent singer/songwriter Mitski.

Rozwell Kid, Baked, Mr. Legs @ Rodrigue's Coffee House
Rozwell Kid, who you may have seen on tour last year with TWIABP, put out their Too Shabby LP on Broken World Media (Derrick from TWIABP's label) this past fall. It's chock full of scrappy '90s indie rock meets Thin Lizzy leads.

Adventure, Cleaners, Dali Vision, Still Weavens @ Palisades
Adventure, the chiptune project hailing from Baltimore's Wham City art scene, hasn't released an album since 2013's Weird Work, but has kept at it in the live realm and return to Brooklyn tonight.

A Night of Lou Reed & The Velvet Underground w/ The Brooklyn What, Peter Stampfel, Jeffrey Lewis, No One & The Somebodies, The Planes, Ghostpal, The Finks, Sharkmuffin, Old Table, Electric People, No Ice @ The Gutter
As the name of the show says, this is a Lou Reed / Velvet Underground tribute with a host of local acts. It's a $10 donation and all proceeds go to The Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment which goes towards legal defense of those arrested in the Ferguson protests.

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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Elvis Costello & The Roots at Brooklyn Bowl in 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Elvis Costello

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

Elvis Costello, The Roots @ The Capitol Theatre
Power pop vet Elvis Costello and alt-rap band The Roots teamed up last year for the collaborative album, Wise Up Ghost. They've still only played a very select amount of shows together, like their September release show at Brooklyn Bowl, and tonight is their first NYC-area appearance since that show.

Juicy J, Travis Scott, Project Pat @ Irving Plaza
Once a member of the Three 6 Mafia, Juicy J is officially an elder statesman of trap rap, but doesn't act like one. He stays trippy, collaborates with younger guys like A$AP Rocky and Big Sean, and can be just as stupid fun. Joining him tonight is Kanye collaborator Travis Scott and Project Pat, Juicy J's older brother and frequent collaborator.

Imperial Topaz, Hexbreaker, Quintet, Jerry Paper, Seth Graham @ Death By Audio
NYC ambient pop duo Imperial Topaz have been releasing singles and playing local shows for about a year now, and tonight they celebrate the release of their debut album, Full of Grace, at this release show.

Teen Commandments, House of Blondes, New Myths, Sandy @ Glasslands
Brooklyn trio New Myths make spectral synth-rock and are currently finishing up work on their new album but you can stream their 2012 EP below. Tonight they play with the similarly minded House of Blondes.

Jangula, Life Size Maps, Darlings, Teen Girl Scientist Monthly, Turnip King @ Pianos
It's the second week of Life Size Maps' residency at Pianos and they've put together a nice line-up of indie rock locals to play alongside them.

Champagne Jerry, Hand Job Academy, Ratchet By Nature @ Union Pool
Ad Rock collaborator Champagne Jerry continued his monthly Joe's Pub appearances last week (3/7), and tonight he plays another NYC show at Union Pool.

Lorde, Lo-Fang @ Roseland Ballroom
The popular Lorde wraps up her sold-out three-night run at the soon-to-close Roseland Ballroom with support from the 4AD-signed Lo-Fang.

Ellie Goulding, Conway @ The Theater @ MSG
Not unlike Lorde, Ellie Goulding's pop songs are somewhat "alternative"-minded. She begins her two-night stand at the Theater at MSG tonight.

Big Terrific @ Cameo
Max Silvestri hosts the free weekly comedy show in the back of Williamsburg's Lovin' Cup. No word yet on tonight's lineup but you can check Max's Twitter.

Not the busiest night, partially because everyone's in or heading to Austin for SXSW. Including most of BrooklynVegan. Follow our exploits via @BVSXSW on Twitter. If you're in Austin, come say hi at one of our many events (most of which are free).

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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Whimsical NYC collective Toys & Tiny Instruments will release their long-percolating debut album, Thunder Clap Machine, on Friday (3/1). As their name implies it's serious pop music but made with kazoos, stylofones, ukulele's, slide whistles and other toys and tiny instruments. You can stream the whole thing below.

The band have a couple local shows on tap, including tonight (2/28) at The Rock Shop with Boy Girl Party and Late Cambrian (tickets). Then on March 21st they'll play Death by Audio as part of The Chris Gethard Show's "The Weirdest Bands We Know Vol. 3" with Bad Credit, No Credit, Disposable Rockets Band and Hand Job Academy. $7 at the door for that one.

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As you may have seen in today's "What's Going On?" post, Molly Ringwald is performing at 54 Below tonight (1/15, and Wednesday 1/16). She'll be doing a cabaret set of standards, and perhaps a cover of Simple Minds' "Don't You (Forget About Me)" from The Breakfast Club which she does on her forthcoming album Except ... Sometimes that will be out in April. Tickets are available for both night.

In other John Hughes-related news, this Saturday (1/19) at Union Hall it's the debut of "Novelization: A Reading Series Based on the Original Motion Picture" which features dramatic readings of "classic" movie novelizations. For the premiere event, they're doing the novelization of Pretty in Pink and features Frank "TV's Frank" Conniff, Heidi Vanderlee (The Chris Gethard Show), Todd Hanson (The Onion) and more doing the reading, plus musical guest Hand Job Academy. Novelizations of Grease, Grease 2, Rambo IV and others will also be featured. The Pretty in Pink novelization is notable in that it came out before the movie and was based on Hughes' original version of the screenplay...where [SPOILER] Duckie got the girl. Tickets are $5 and still available. More info here.

that dog

As reported previously, '90s alt-rockers that dog. are playing Music Hall of Williamsburg on May 24, the band's first NYC show in 15 years with Fred Armisen opening. That show sold out and the band added a second MHoW show the next night, Friday, May 25 with comedian openers Kurt Braunohler and Baron Vaughn. Tickets are still available to that one.

If you'd like to go for free, we're giving away a pair of tickets to the show of your choice. Details are below.

Oh, and speaking of Kurt Braunohler, he isn't playing the "Tell Your Friends! It's The Spring Fling!" at the Bell House tonight (5/15), but his partner in crime Kristen Schaal is along with host Liam McEneaney and fellow comedians Janeane Garofalo and Christian Finnegan, plus musical guest Hand Job Academy. Tickets are still available.

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