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Hannibal Buress

The New York Comedy Festival (November 10 - 15) just announced 50 new shows to its 2015 lineup, including panel discussions, stand-up, musical comedy and podcasts. Among them is "Comedy Central Live in Brooklyn" which happens at Kings Theatre on November 13 and will features sets by Hannibal Buress, Nick Kroll, Natasha Leggero, John Mulaney, Jeff Ross and more TBA. Tickets are on sale for that show.

Other new additions include: Bridget Everett & the Tender Moments at Gramery Theatre on November 12 (tickets); Craig Robinson & the Nasty Delicious at Brooklyn Bowl on November 15 (tickets); "A Sit-Down With The Tonight Show Writers" on November 14 at The TimesCenter (tickets); and "Keepin It 100: An Evening With The Creative Team Of The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore" at the Paley Center on November 14 (tickets on sale 10/7).

Full schedule for the 2015 NY Comedy Festival is here.

Hannibal Buress

As mentioned, Hannibal Buress will be performing at Knitting Factory on September 20. Tickets for that show go on sale today (9/9) at 5 PM. He's added a few more tour dates and all are listed below.

The first season of Why? With Hannibal Buress just wrapped up on Comedy Central. Watch a clip from that below.

Continue reading "Hannibal Buress wrapped up first season of 'Why?,' adds tour dates ++ Brooklyn Knitting Factory show on sale"

by Arielle Gordon


Hannibal Buress has been busy with his new late night variety show, Why? with Hannibal Buress and his co-starring role on Broad City, but apparently not too busy to return to his old Brooklyn stomping grounds. According to the comedian's Instagram, he is performing at The Knitting Factory on Sunday, September 20, a return to form from his old days hosting shows there every Sunday. This show, though, will be in the main room and tickets will be on sale soon.

Hannibal is also playing some shows across the Midwest and a show at Toronto's Just For Laughs festival. Tour dates listed below.

Continue reading "Hannibal Buress returning to his old Knitting Factory Brooklyn stomping grounds for a show in September ++ other dates"

photo: Hannibal Buress opening for FlyLo at T5 in 2014 (more by Greg Cristman)
Hannibal Buress

Comedian Hannibal Buress really has come such a long way from his earlier days as a regular at small shows around NYC. He was already an actor on one Comedy Central show, Broad City, and his own series, Why? with Hannibal Buress, made its debut on Comedy Central a couple week's ago:

Why? with Hannibal Buress provides a glimpse into the offbeat mind of this laid-back comedian. Each episode tackles topical issues with sketches, man-on-the-street interviews and special guests as well as stand-up in front of a studio audience. If it's in the zeitgeist, Buress will dissect it -- and he'll finally get answers to all his burning questions.
The first episode was a little shaky, but the second episode -- which marked the debut of Flying Lotus as the show's house DJ -- was a marked improvement. It's not the first time the two have teamed up. The third episode airs Wednesday night (7/22) at 10:30 PM EST.

Hannibal has a few live appearances coming up too, but nothing in NYC at the moment. Check out a recent 'Comedy Central Exclusive' video of him at Comic-Con below...

Continue reading "Hannibal Buress debuted his new Comedy Central show 'Why?'; Flying Lotus is now the house DJ"

by Andrew Sacher

Statik Selektah

Veteran hip hop producer Statik Selektah is following last year's What Goes Around with another solo album, Lucky 7, on Tuesday (7/7) via Showoff/Duck Down. Like its predecessor, it's insanely stacked with impressive guests. Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, Ab-Soul, Big K.R.I.T., Talib Kweli, Sean Price, Smif N Wessun, Skyzoo, Bodega Bamz, Rapsody, A$AP Twelvyy, Royce Da 5'9", comedian Hannibal Buress and more show up on this thing. Check out three unsurprisingly-fire singles -- "All You Need" (ft. Action Bronson, Ab-Soul, Elle Varner), "Beautiful Life" (ft. Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$) and "Top Tier" (ft. Sean Price, Bun B, Styles P) -- below.

Statik Selektah is celebrating the album in NYC the day before it comes out at Santos Party House (7/6), and he's promising that guests from the album will show up. Maybe it's a stretch to assume that say, Ab-Soul or Big K.R.I.T. will be in town, but it doesn't seem crazy to expect Bronson, Joey, Talib or any of the other locals. Tickets are on sale now.

Talib Kweli is in the midst of a three-night NYC run. He just played Brooklyn Bowl the past two nights, and will be in Commodore Barry Park today (7/3) for the International African Arts Festival.

Joey Bada$$ & Pro Era are doing their big Steez Day show on Tuesday (7/7) at Central Park SummerStage with Flatbush Zombies, The Underachievers, Phony Ppl, Smoke DZA and more, plus Statik Selektah on DJ duties. After that, Pro Era, Flatbush Zombies and The Underachievers head to Highline Ballroom for a late-night show (11:15 PM doors). Central Park is sold out but tickets for Highline are still available.

Statik Selektah song streams and tracklist below...

Continue reading "Statik Selektah celebrating LP ft. Action Bronson, Ab-Soul, Joey Bada$$, Talib Kweli & more in NYC with special guests"

Louis, Hannibal & more at Big Terrific last night (photo by @ryanmuir)
Big Terrific

Max Silvestri: I guess we should talk about the show Big Terrific.

Gabe Liedman: I'm glad we're giving it a nice ending.

MS: Yeah, I'm so happy you guys are going to be back in town for the last shows.

Jenny Slate: Me, too.

GL: Me, too. It is going to be really fun and fancy, and I heard that that theater is gorgeous.

JS: Is it like an actual theater?

MS: Well, no, I mean, the stage looks like a theater, but it is like a raw space.

JS: A raw space with curtains.

MS: [Laughs.]

JS: That's what I call my pusssaaaayy, girl. I'm sorry. I apologize.

MS: Stay on brand. Stay on brand. - [Vulture]

Long-running Williamsburg comedy show Big Terrific had its final regular free Wednesday show last night (4/22) at Cameo. Max Silvestri welcomed back onetime BT co-host Jenny Slate and, as promised, there were lots of big special guests, including sets from Louis CK and Hannibal Buress. The standing-room-only show also featured Jessi Klein, Emily Heller, Sheng Wang, Ron Lynch, Nick Turner, and Jared Logan. Did you go?

Max, Jenny and third co-founder Gabe Liedman will all be back for the two gala Big Terrific farewell shows at Warsaw on Sunday (4/26). Joe Mande will also be on hand for both and lots of special guests are promised for these as well. Both shows are sold out.

Louis CK, who's FX show just started its fifth season, popped by UCB East for an impromptu set earlier this week.

"Speedy Ortiz let me come on stage and ruin their song with my horrible drumming. I am forever indebted to them." - Hannibal Burress.


Hannibal Buress is currently in Austin for SXSW and yesterday tweeted: "I'm in Austin and i will play drums in your band tomorrow between 12-5pm. I can't play drums. It'll be bad." Speedy Ortiz' Sadie Dupuis took him up on the offer, replying, "hey @hannibalburess yr cordially invited to drum with speedy ortiz at the @pitchfork showcase at @mohawkaustin, 1 pm. or we could get pizza." And soon after, Hannibal did just that, sitting in on Speedy's "MKVI" during the set at the Pitchfork party at Mohawk. You can watch it below.

Speedy Ortiz will play BrooklynVegan's SXSW day party today at Red 7, taking the 4:20 slot on the outside stage. Today's show also has METZ, Broncho, Chastity Belt, Girlpool and more. You can RSVP for all three days of BV parties. If you're in Austin, hope to see you there!

In related news, Splitsider reports that Comedy Central has picked up Hannibal Buress' reality show, Unemployable, which has the comedian (and Broad City scene-stealer) trying out a different job each week. We look forward to seeing that.

Video of Hannibal with Speedy Ortiz below...

Continue reading "Hannibal Buress getting Comedy Central show, played drums at SXSW w/ Speedy Ortiz (who plays BV day party today)"

photo: Dave Chappelle @ Knit last month (by Ray Kump, via Knit Twitter)

Dave Chappelle will be playing five shows over four nights at Gramercy Theatre on February 12, 14, 15 and 16 (two shows on the 16th). Tickets go on sale at 5 PM today (2/10), and the schedule looks like this:

Show Date: Thursday, February 12th
Doors: 10:00 PM
Showtime: 11:00 PM

Show Date: Saturday, February 14th (late Friday / early Saturday)
Doors: 1:00 AM
Showtime: 1:30 AM

Show Date: Sunday, February 15th (late Saturday / early Sunday)
Doors: 12:00 AM
Showtime: 12:30 AM

Show Date: Monday, February 16th
Doors: 7:00 PM
Showtime: 8:00 PM

Show Date: Monday, February 16th
Doors: 10:00 PM
Showtime: 10:30 PM
These shows are significantly smaller than his last multi-night NYC run which was at Radio City, though they're not as small as the surprise show he did at Knitting Factory on January 18. That Knit show was during what up until recently was Hannibal Buress's weekly free show at the Brooklyn venue. But as the NY Times points out in a big article today, Hannibal has evolved "From Cult Star to Showman." He is busy playing headline shows at BAM, touring and being a cast member on Comedy Central's Broad City, and so Knitting Factory comedy shows go on without him.

New regulars Will Miles, Clark Jones and Kenny DeForest keep Comedy Night at The Knit alive every Sunday though. Maybe Hannibal will be a special guest at his own old show one of these days too. You never know when Chappelle might pop in again either.

photo: Fleetwood Mac at MSG last month (more by Gretchen Robinette)
Fleetwood Mac

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

Fleetwood Mac @ Prudential Center
Fleetwood Mac are now back with their entire classic lineup -- Christine McVie, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham -- and tonight they wrap up their multi-night NYC-area run. They've still got it and they play all the hits, so see them while you still can.

Chumped, Timeshares, Roger Harvey, Never @ Grand Victory
Brooklyn pop punks Chumped are one of the city's best new bands in the genre, as last year's well-received Teenage Retirement helped prove. Tonight they're with Long Island punks Timeshares, somber songwriter Roger Harvey, and Never.

Hubble, Nick Klein, Die Reihe @ Silent Barn
Tonight Silent Barn hosts a noise/avant-garde/electronic bill headlined by Hubble, one of the projects of former The Men member Ben Greenberg.

Barrsheadahl, Angel of Retribution, Weasel Walter/Chris Pitsiokos Duo, SakeCat @ Palisades
Another good bill for fans of experimental music goes down tonight at Palisades, headlined by Barrsheadahl, the trio of Mick Barr (Krallice), Tim Dahl (Child Abuse, Lydia Lunch) and Kevin Shea (Talibam!, Rhys Chatham). Tim Dahl's past collaborator Weasel Walter (Behold... The Arctopus) plays a duo set with saxist Chris Pitsiokos in support of their new collaborative LP, Drawn and Quartered.

Nick Thune, Ben Kronberg, Kate Berlant @ The Bell House
A bit like Steven Wright or Demitri Martin, Nick Thune is a joke-teller, not so much an anecdotal comedian. He's also very funny, and headlines the "Very Comedy! Much Tour!" tour, with another dry wit type, Ben Kronberg, and awesomely out-there Kate Berlant.

Hannibal Buress @ BAM
Once an underground favorite and known as a comedian's comedian, Hannibal Buress is nobody's secret anymore. He's used to playing in Brooklyn on Sunday nights, but this is a little bigger than the front room of Knitting Factory.

There's also The Grammys on TV tonight (also the premiere of Better Call Saul, plus the return of The Walking Dead and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver).

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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by Bill Pearis

Abbi and Ilana of 'Broad City'

Two very popular comedies about struggling 20-somethings in NYC return to TV soon. Lena Dunham's Girls returns for its fourth season this Sunday (1/11) on HBO. Among the plotlines is Hannah (Dunham) leaving Greenpoint for the University of Iowa's prestigious Writer's Workshop. (The real UI denied HBO's request to film on campus, so they filmed around the city instead.) Most of the story still happens in Brooklyn, probably at bars and coffee shops you've been to. You can watch the Girls Season 4 trailer below.

Then on Wednesday (1/14) it's the Season 2 premiere of Comedy Central's wildly popular Broad City. Creators/stars (and UCB alumns) Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer use New York City as a character, maybe the most NYC-specific show since Seinfeld (or Bored to Death): the first episode of Season 1 featured them trying to score tickets to a secret Lil Wayne show at Bowery Ballroom -- as well as a lot of local comedians as regulars, including Chris Gethard and scene-stealer Hannibal Buress. Like the first series, Season 2 promises to have its fair share of guest stars, like Seth Rogen, Kumail Nanjiani, and TV on the Radio's Kyp Malone (as an employee at Main Drag Music). The show also revisits Abbi's obsession with Bed Bath & Beyond, which you can see in a clip below. There's also a couple Season 2 trailers below .

If you have somehow not seen Broad City yet, it's very funny and you can binge-watch Season 1 via DVD/BluRay, and it's streaming for free on Comedy Central's website and mobile app, and you can also watch on Amazon (free if you have Prime), Google Play, etc.

Continue reading "'Broad City' & 'Girls' are back with new seasons (watch teasers and catch up on previous episodes now)"

Television at Rough Trade in 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)

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

Television, Dennis Driscoll @ Irving Plaza
One of NYC's most influential rock bands, Television wrap up their 2014 with three East Coast shows during the holidays. They'll play Philly on Monday and Asbury Park on Tuesday.

FEAST OF KRAMPUS: Wino, Sixty Watt Shaman, Godmaker, Birch Hill Dam, Moon Tooth, Buzzard Canyon @ Saint Vitus
Metal legend Scott "Wino" Weinrich (of Saint Vitus, Spirit Caravan and others) was recently deported from Norway for possession of methamphetamine, but now he's back in action in the US and headlining his second Feast of Krampus of 2014 tonight. (The first was in Philly last night.)

Bouncing Souls, Jesse Malin, frnkiero andthe cellabration, Seaside Caves @ Stone Pony
NJ punk heroes The Bouncing Souls kick off their 3-night Home for the Holidays run in Asbury Park tonight. There's different openers every night, and we can likely count on getting favorites from all over The Souls' 25-year career.

Worriers, Roger Harvey @ Asbury Lanes
There are also afterparties for the Bouncing Souls shows in Asbury Park, which all have great lineups too. This one has feminist pop punks Worriers (ex-The Measure [sa]) and indie folk/pop songwriter Roger Harvey.

Deer Tick, Joe Fletcher @ Brooklyn Bowl
Deer Tick are bringing the rock and the very drunk nights to Brooklyn Bowl for 6 nights in a row this holiday season leading up to New Year's Eve. This is night 3 and it will feature them performing The Beatles' Meet the Beatles, plus a set of originals. Nashville-via-Rhode Island singer Joe Fletcher opens.

Bass Drum of Death, Mitski, Sundelles, Lushes @ Glasslands
There's only four nights of Glasslands left, and tonight it's garage rock duo Bass Drum of Death headlining with direct support from quickly rising NYC singer/songwriter Mitski.

Le1f, DonChristian, Rahel, Boody, Abdu Ali, Juliana Huxtable, Joey Labeija, special guests @ SOB's
This is a Kwanzaa party with some killer names in NYC's left-field rap scene, headlined by the consistently great Le1f.

Taking Back Sunday, Modern Baseball, Have Mercy @ Starland Ballroom
Night 2 of Taking Back Sunday's holiday shows in NJ, and this one will be opened by the fun, lyrical, youthful Philly band Modern Baseball.

Fishbone, Shinobi Ninja, Nonstop To Cairo @ Gramercy Theatre
Still with core members Angelo Moore, Norwood Fisher and Walter Kibby, LA's groundbreaking ska/punk/funk/soul explosion Fishbone released the Intrinsically Intertwined EP this year, their first new material in three years. Of course, live is the optimal Fishbone experience.

Hannibal Buress @ Knitting Factory
Hannibal Buress still occasionally hosts his free Sunday comedy show in Knitting Factory's front room, but tonight is a headlining set in the venue's main room. Rescheduled from November, and sold out.

Sandra Bernhard @ Joe's Pub
Sandra Bernhard is doing her show 'Sandra Bernhard is #blessed' which "spotlights her own unique, sharp blend of hysterical insight and outspoken views, with rock-n-roll, cabaret, stand-up and a little burlesque." Two shows tonight, 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM.

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

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Folks in NYC can catch Hannibal Buress most Sundays where he hosts his free comedy night at The Knitting Factory. Though as he's become a lot more popular -- he's had his own Comedy Central Special and is a cast memeber of Broad City -- and on tour a lot, those nights have become less frequent. He'll be doing a proper set at Knit on November 23, part of their five-year anniversary week, which is sold out. He also has a sold-out show at Town Hall on Friday (11/7) that's part of NY Comedy Fest. You've got a couple other chances to see him this month, as he's part of the Doctors Without Borders benefit (along with Fred Armisen, Jim Gaffigan, David Cross, Regina Spektor and more) at Irving Plaza on November 19 (tickets).

UPDATE: Hannibal has had to drop off the Doctors Without Borders benefit.

For those who like to get out of town and gample, he'll be at Connecticut's Foxwoods Casino on November 22 (tickets) and The Borgata in Atlantic City on January 31 (tickets).

Hannibal has just added a couple NY-area shows to the tail end of his "Comedy Camisado" tour: February 6 at The Space in Westbury on Long Island and February 7 at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester. Tickets to both The Space and Capitol Theatre go on sale Friday (11/7) at noon.

All tour dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Hannibal Buress extends tour, adds Februrary NYC-area shows (updated dates)"

Regina Spektor at Capitol Theatre in 2012 (more by Toby Tenenbaum)

As discussed, there's a benefit for Doctors Without Borders (who are on the front lines of dealing with the ebola crisis in Africa) going down at NYC's Irving Plaza on November 19 with an awesome lineup of Fred Armisen, Jim Gaffigan, David Cross, Janeane Garofalo, Hannibal Buress, and Ted Leo, plus hosts Greg Barris and Jena Friedman. We mentioned that more acts would be added and we now know of two more good ones: Regina Spektor and radio/TV personality Ira Glass. Ira will be performing with dancers Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass, who joined him this past September for the premiere of their show, "Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host." Tickets are still available. Stay tuned for any more updates.

Watch the 'Three Acts' trailer below...

Continue reading "Regina Spektor, Ira Glass & more added to Doctors Without Borders benefit"

by Klaus Kinski


I heard a funny ebola joke. But you probably won't get it.

While ebola mania has Americans rapt with fear, the reality is that the chances of it becoming a real, widespread epidemic here is basically nil. As far as viruses go, ebola is pretty terrifying and I can see why people would be freaking out and why the news media would use it as fodder to scare the shit out of us. But it's not an airborne virus like the flu; you have to physically come in contact with it. And according to Dr. Jon LaPook over at CBS, "Every single Ebola outbreak in Africa over the past 40 years has been brought under control with standard infectious disease measures -- basically, isolating infected patients and tracking down their contacts." So once a case is identified, measures are taken to ensure it gets isolated. At least, that's what we hope will happen.

The real urgency simply isn't here on American soil; it's in Africa where they do not have the infrastructure to adequately deal with viral epidemics like this. There, it is much harder to contain and much easier to spread. Right now, Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres) is on the front lines of dealing with the crisis in Africa. 80% of their funding comes from private donors, and what better way to contribute than with an awesome benefit show with awesome talent at an awesome venue? On Wednesday November 19 Irving Plaza will host and MSF/DWB International Fundraiser to help fight Ebola in West Africa. The event will be hosted by Klaus favorites Greg Barris and Jena Friedman and will feature appearances from Fred Armisen, Jim Gaffigan, David Cross, Janeane Garofalo, Hannibal Buress, and Ted Leo. Many, many more acts will be added to the bill. Onsale date/time are still TBD as well but should be available via Livenation soon, but mark your calendars and keep your eyes on BV for updates.

Meanwhile, tickets are still available for a show benefiting another good cause. Seth Herzog (Fallon, 'Sweet,' Comedy Central, NatGeo), Christian Finnegan (Comedy Central, VH1, Conan), Damien Lemon (Half Hour, Guy Code), Dan Soder (Conan, Guy Code, O&A) and Michelle Wolf (Late Night w/ Seth Meyers), and The Amigos Band will convene at the Bell House on Thursday (10/23) to raise money for 'Stand Up for Rockaway,' the organization still helping the Rockaways rebuild after Hurricane Sandy. Use code "ROCKAWAY" when buying tickets to get $10 off.

You can also catch Greg Barris during CMJ at Union Hall on Friday (10/24) for a special edition of his "Hearts of Darkness" show, featuring Shonali Bhowmik, Corn Mo, Larry Murphy, The Forgiveness, and "surprise guests!" Tickets are on sale and you can use your CMJ badge if you have one.

photos by Greg Cristman

Flying Lotus / Thundercat @ T5 - 10/15/14
Flying Lotus
Flying Lotus

Flying Lotus brought his tour in support of his jazzy new LP You're Dead to Terminal 5 last night (10/15) for his first of two NYC shows here this week. It was packed, the visuals were stunning, the sound was extremely loud, and you could feel the bass physically shaking you. Anybody in the front last night must still be vibrating and have ringing ears.

FlyLo's tourmate/collaborator Thundercat opened with his maniacal bass playing and sweet vocals. There was also a surprise opening set from comedian Hannibal Buress (who will help celebrate Knitting Factory's 5th year in Brooklyn soon), and DJ Peabody kept the crowd warmed up between sets. Pictures of the whole show are in this post.

FlyLo and Thundercat hit MHOW tonight (10/16), which is sold out. Will they have another surprise guest tonight?

More pictures from T5 below...

Continue reading "Flying Lotus played Terminal 5 w/ Thundercat and Hannibal Buress (pics), playing MHOW tonight"

Phosphorescent at Outside Lands 2014 (more by Samantha Saturday)

As discussed, Mobb Deep are playing Knitting Factory on 11/19 to help celebrate the venue's fifth anniversary in its current Brooklyn location. That show is one of many great shows scheduled for the week-long 'Knit Ball: Celebrating 5 Years in Brooklyn.' A few other highlights include Phosphorescent (solo) and Lady Lamb the Beekeeper (solo) teaming up on November 20 (tickets); a solo set from Andrew WK with Xenia Rubinos and The Skins on November 22 (tickets); and a not-free set from comedian Hannibal Buress (who often plays free Sunday shows in the front bar) on Sunday, November 23 (tickets).

The BrooklynVegan-presented Polaris show on 11/21 which Ski Lodge (which is sold out) is part of the week-long celebration too.

Other shows include Moon Hooch and Elephant Wrecking Ball on 11/18 (tickets); ASTR, Ghost Beach and Body Language (DJ) on 11/21 (tickets); MC Chris, MC Lars and Spose on 11/22 (tickets); and "very special guests" are promised for November 17.

Andrew WK has other dates including his January show with Marky Ramone at Gramercy Theatre. All of his dates are listed, with the Knit Ball flyer, below...

Continue reading "Knitting Factory celebrating five years in Brooklyn w/ Andrew WK, Phosphorescent, Lady Lamb, Hannibal Buress & more"

Robert Plant at Prospect Park in 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Robert Plant

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

Robert Plant (and the Sensational Space Shifters) @ BAM
Maybe Led Zeppelin will never reunite, but Robert Plant and his band the Sensational Space Shifters (including members of Massive Attack and Portishead) get the Led out on their tours and their original material's not half bad either. Tonight's the second of two BAM shows, part of Nonesuch Records at BAM.

Man Man, Saint Rich @ Le Poisson Rouge
Eccentric rockers Man Man return to NYC for this free show which Lagunitas is presenting. RSVP is closed.

Twin Peaks, Honduras, Roya @ Brooklyn Flea
The Brooklyn Flea hosts music again this afternoon, this time from raucous Chicago garage rockers Twin Peaks, garagey Brooklyn indie band Honduras and The Clean/Habibi-related band Roya.

Lydia Loveless, Nathan Xander, Xenia Sky @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Lydia Loveless makes alt-country with the kick of a cowboy boot and some rock n roll swagger. She's already played NYC opening for two veteran bands this year (Old 97s and Camper Van Beethoven) and tonight she headlines one of her own.

Bastard Sapling, Geryon, Belus @ The Acheron
USBMers Bastard Sapling are on the heels of a killer new album, and tonight their tour hits NYC with the great Geryon and Belus. If you're going, no band on this bill is to be missed.

Slaughter & the Dogs, Shocked Minds, Drunken Rampage @ Grand Victory
'70s era British punks Slaughter & the Dogs have been kicking again since the '90s and tonight they're in NYC for their second of two shows here.

Shawn Colvin, Steve Earle @ State Theatre
Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle just wrapped up a tour together, titled "Songs and Stories, Together Onstage," which did not hit the NYC area but they're coming pretty close tonight. This should be a nice night with two great songwriters.

Hannibal Buress @ Knitting Factory
Hannibal Buress hasn't been able to do his free Knitting Factory Sunday show in a while, seeing as he's been killing it on the Oddball Comedy tour, but he's back tonight. Big name guests regularly show up at these, and Hannibal's been becoming a pretty big name himself lately too.

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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by Arielle Gordon


For 10 years, Seth Herzog's excellent comedy showcase Sweet has been a NYC comedy staple, bringing fresh faces and old pros together. Everyone from Donald Glover to Jeff Ross has performed there over the years, with Herzog's distinctive energy keeping the crowd coming back week after week.

To celebrate Sweet's tenth anniversary, Herzog has put together a three-day comedy extravaganza at its current home of The Slipper Room running tonight (9/8) through Wednesday (9/10), featuring the likes of Colin Quinn, Hannibal Buress, Vanessa Bayer, Dave Hill, Questlove, and many more surprises to come each night. As for who's playing which night, you're just gonna have to show up and find out. Tickets ($10 per night or $25 for all three) are on sale now.

Watch a Sweet set featuring Reggie Watts, Questlove, Greg Barris, and more, below...

Continue reading "Seth Herzog's 'SWEET' celebrating 10 years at 3-night comedy extravaganza w/ Colin Quinn, Questlove, Dave Hill & more"

by Arielle Gordon


Everyone's favorite deadpan sidekick Hannibal Buress is still on the Oddball Comedy Tour, but once that wraps up, he'll soon be back on the road again, this time on his own, for the "Comedy Camisado" tour. He stops in NYC at Town Hall on November 7 as part of the New York Comedy Festival. Tickets are still available. For those of you who live upstate, the tour also stops in Albany on November 20.

While on tour, Hannibal is taking a break from his free Sunday night series at Knitting Factory. Full tour dates are listed below below....

Continue reading "Hannibal Buress going on "Comedy Camisado" tour after Oddball Fest (dates)"

photo courtesy of Oddball tour

You may remember that the Hartford stop of last year's Funny or Die Oddball Comedy tour was where Dave Chappelle walked off stage due to unruly hecklers. The 2014 Oddball Comedy Tour returned to Hartford last night (8/23), this time with Louis CK, Aziz Ansari, Amy Schumer, Sarah Silverman, Hannibal Buress, Dave Attell and Kevin Iso. Throughout the night, host Brody Stevens referenced last year's incident, saying it lit a fire under the tour. Earlier in the the day on the side stage, he said "NYC's only an hour away, you never know who could show up." And he was right. After Louie's headlining set, he said, "Ladies and gentlemen, Dave Chappelle." And Dave himself returned to the same stage that last year's "meltdown" occurred. This time it was all positivity though. He got a standing ovation from most of the crowd for his entire time on stage, which was half an apology and half a mini-set.

Watch a video of his set, with the list of remaining Oddball dates, below...

Continue reading "Dave Chappelle made a surprise return to Hartford on Oddball Comedy tour (where he walked off last year) (video)"


The New York Comedy Festival will happen from November 5 - 9 and the initial lineup includes Maria Bamford, Hannibal Buress, Bill Cosby, Chris D'elia, Bill Maher, Marc Maron, Tig Notaro, Nick Offerman, and Amy Schumer. Here are the announced shows:




Tickets are currently on fan presale (password is FNYCF) and will go on sale to the general public on Monday, August 11 at 10 AM. Lots more NY Comedy Fest shows still to be announced, so stay tuned.

by Arielle Gordon


For the second year in a row, online comedy hub Funny or Die is bringing an insane lineup of comedians, entertainers, and other funny people to 20 different cities around the U.S via the Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival. This year, the tour includes a fantastic lineup of comedians young and old with literally someone to please everyone: Amy Schumer, Hannibal Buress, Chris Hardwick and Aziz Ansari to Louis CK, Jim Gaffigan, and Mark Maron, with even a few true oddballs (Demetri Martin, Reggie Watts) in the mix. There's also a second stage hosted by Brody Stevens. Lineup varies from venue to venue, but all announced Oddball 2014 performers are listed below.

The tour doesn't stop in NYC proper -- though Aziz has that under control on his own at MSG -- Oddball does have a few stops in the NY area: August 16 at Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ, August 17 at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ, August 22 at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater. and August 23 at Xfinity Theatre in Hartford, CT.  Tickets are currently on Citi cardmember and Previous Purchasers presale and go on sale to the general public Saturday (6/28) at 10 AM.

The full tour dates are listed, along with a tour poster and 2014 lineup, below.

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tUnE-yArDs at Rough Trade (more by Chris La Putt)

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

tUnE-yArDs, Sylvan Esso @ Webster Hall
tUnE-yArDs' new album Nikki Nack came out this year and it's more of the eccentric writing that we can only get from her. The new songs really shine live, so these shows are sure to be great ones. (This is night 1 of 2 at Webster.) Get there early for Sylvan Esso too. Their electronic pop and singer Amelia Meath's dance moves are always fun to watch.

Sylvan Esso afterparty @ Baby's All Right
After Webster Hall, Sylvan Esso head to Baby's All Right to DJ and keep the party going.

Merchandise, Ukiah Drag, Alice Cohen @ Saint Vitus
Merchandise have a new record coming out on 4AD (a much bigger label than their previous releases), and from the sound of its new single, it looks like we'll be getting more of their romantic '80s-inspired post-punk. Tonight's their second of 3 NYC shows on this tour and features excellent support from psych punks Ukiah Drag and NYC art pop musician Alice Cohen.

The Adventures of the Silver Spaceman, Perrenial Reel, Arm Candy, The Doubts, Doubting Thomas Cruise Control, Lake Effect, Milk Dick, Haybaby, Lazyeyes, Breakfast In Fur @ 94 Evergreen (Slackfest)
The Slackgaze 'zine is throwing this three-day festival in Bushwick featuring 45 bands with music running from 3 PM - 2 AM.

John Doe @ Asbury Lanes
The frontman for X does a solo show tonight, supporting his new best-of collection. He'll be back with X in August.

Black Flag, HOR, Cinema Cinema @ Europa
"Black Flag" may not be even close to the band who used that name in the '70s and '80s, but if you're willing to let that slide, you can at least hear some old favorites and see Greg Ginn's impressive fretwork tonight.

Dave Chappelle @ Radio City Music Hall
Comedian Dave Chappelle is back in a big way, doing a whopping nine 10 nights at Radio City Music Hall. This is the fourth.

Sloppy Seconds, Burning Streets, Reagan Youth, The Basicks @ Grand Victory
Sloppy Seconds have been making melodic punk (like, Punk-O-Rama style) since the late '80s, and though they haven't released an album since 2008's hiatus-ending Endless Bummer, they're still an active live band. It's worth catching Reagan Youth too, who have been going strong since 2006 despite the 1993 death of singer Dave Insurgent.

Comedy Night @ 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.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.


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Chicago alt-rapper Open Mike Eagle, who previously put out releases on the Hellfyre Club label, is releasing his next album, Dark Comedy, this week (6/10) via Mello Music Group. The record features guest appearances from comedian Hannibal Buress, former Das Racist member Kool AD, production from the formerly Brainfeeder/currently Warp-signed Jeremiah Jae and more. Stream two tracks and watch a video for a third, below.

Open Mike Eagle will celebrate the new album with a release party in NYC on June 18 at Spike Hill with MC Paul Barman, Louis Katz, Premrock, Janelle James and Steel Tipped Dove. Plus, he's promising guest appearances from Donwill (of Tanya Morgan), MC Frontalot, Billy Woods and special guests. Tickets are on sale now.

Streams and video below...

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photos by Chris Graham and Rae Graham

The National / M.I.A. / Deafheaven / crowd
Sasquatch Festival 2014 - Day 2
Sasquatch Festival 2014 - Day 2
Sasquatch Festival 2014 - Day 2
Sasquatch Festival 2014 - Day 2

For a moment there, it looked like The National's headlining set at Sasquatch - one of the band's biggest shows to date - was going to be underwhelming. For the first twenty minutes, the band felt too mellow, and frontman Matt Berninger, disinterested. And then, after "Don't Swallow The Cap", a switch seemingly went off in Berninger's head, and suddenly a middling National show turned into an outstanding, headlining-worthy triumph. After a furious "Afraid of Everyone", Berninger threw the first of many wine glasses (and later, bottles) into the air, walking away as it shattered on the ground. By the time he'd gotten to the always-intense "Squalor Victoria", he'd thrown his first microphone. By the end of main set closer "Mr. November", he'd attacked a stage banner, drank more wine, thrown a stage light, drank even more wine, dove into the crowd, crowdsurfed back, screamed at a sidestage LED screen, gone back into the crowd, drank wine (just to spit it out), and smashed whatever glass remained at that point. [KEXP]
We've already posted day 1 pictures of Washington state's 2014 Sasquatch music festival, and here's a set of day 2 (5/24), including shots of The National, Cut Copy, Tyler the Creator, Austra, M.I.A., Panda Bear, Neko Case, Washed Out, Deafheaven, Violent Femmes, The Dodos, First Aid Kit and more. Pictures continue below...

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