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

Phil Selway, Adem @ Le Poisson Rouge
Radiohead drummer Phil Selway is also a solo artist, and he followed 2010's folky Familial last year with Weatherhouse, which was a bit more in line with Radiohead's art rock era. Opening tonight is Adem (who plays in Fridge with Four Tet, and other bands) and he plays in Phil's band too.

Empire Records 20th anniversary celebration (aka Rex Manning Day) @ Rough Trade
For the 20th anniversary of beloved '90s movie Empire Records, Williamsburg record store/music venue Rough Trade NYC will turn into the Empire Records store from the movie for three days (this being the first). It's an immersive experience, which includes a Rex Manning autograph, a head-shaving station, live bands and a DJ each night (tonight it's The Mosers, Born Cages, Vacations [John McSwain]), a screening of the film, and more. And perhaps most excitingly, GWAR (who make a cameo in the film) will appear at all three nights. All are sold out.

Jeremy Enigk, El May, Brian Bonz @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Sunny Day Real Estate frontman Jeremy Enigk is planning on releasing his first solo album since 2009, and while details are still mostly TBA, he's currently on the road for the first time in a while. Maybe we'll hear some new songs tonight?

Cock Sparrer, Murphy's Law, 45 Adapters @ Warsaw
UK punk vets Cock Sparrer helped pioneer the Oi! genre in the late '70s and early '80s, and at least one of their albums (1982's Shock Troops) is an essential in the genre. Tonight's their first NYC show in 15 years, and it's sold out. Show up early for NYC staples Murphy's Law and the Oi!-inspired 45 Adapters. Cock Sparrer do it again tomorrow too with different openers.

Jose Gonzalez, Olof Arnalds @ Webster Hall
We've gotten a lot of great hushed, bare-bones folk albums in 2015, and Jose Gonzalez's new one, Vestiges & Claws (his first solo album since 2007), is no exception to this. Tonight's his second of two sold-out NYC shows on his tour with Icelandic folk singer Olof Arnalds.

Frankie Cosmos, Trace Mountains, Alice, "super magic secret headliner" @ David Blaine's The Steakhouse
Frankie Cosmos squeezes in this last minute very tiny Bushwick show tonight, and there's a secret headliner. Any guesses?

RJD2, Alex English, Dali, Hiyawatha @ Webster Hall
Tonight's Girls & Boys party at Webster Hall includes underground hip hop production great RJD2 and more.

Wesley Stace's Cabinet of Wonders @ City Winery
Wesley Stace does another of his recurring Cabinet of Wonders shows tonight with guests Janeane Garofalo, The Milk Carton Kids, Robert Pinsky, Josh Rouse, Southside Johnny Andrew VanWyngarden, and Daniel Wolff & Bill Irwin.

Public Service Broadcasting, Kauf @ Bowery Ballroom
UK duo PSB mix their dancey instrumentals with soundbites from old PSA films, newsreels and other found footage. Their new album is about and titled The Race for Space. Live, the band add synched projections for a very fun show.

Upset, Colleen Green, Charly Bliss @ Shea Stadium
Working with JEFF the Brotherhood and Diarrhea Planet on her fun new album I Want to Grow Up, Colleen Green makes crunchy, punky pop. She's well matched with tourmates Upset who do much the same thing.

Sir Richard Bishop, Robert Mills @ Union Pool
Guitar master and Sun City Girl member Richard Bishop plays tonight with sound artist and composer Robert Mills.

Pimps of Joytime, Superhuman Happiness @ Brooklyn Bowl
Highly rhythmic Brooklyn collective Superhuman Happiness make quirky indiepop with an emphasis on groove.

Hey Rosetta!, Kevin Garrett @ Knitting Factory
Newfoundland orch-pop outfit Hey Rosetta! are known for their spirited, string-laden live shows. The band's new album, Second Sight, was released earlier this year.

Har Mar Superstar, Andy D @ Knitting Factory
A fearless and funny performer, Har Mar Superstar brings the party -- and his R&B/rock/pop songs -- to wherever he plays. This one starts at 11:45 PM.

Kosmodemonic, Steve Brodsky @ Saint Vitus
Unfortunately Ides of Gemini had to drop off this show, but it's still got local psych metal band Kosmodemonic and Cave In/Mutoid Man's Steve Brodsky.

SALES, Adult Mom, Diet Cig @ Baby's All Right
SALES make a mix of electronic pop and lo-fi DIY rock. Tonight's their first of two NYC shows on this tour, and this one includes recent Tiny Engines signee Adult Mom and recent Father/Daughter signees Diet Cig.

Dash Rip Rock @ Midtown Live
The Louisiana trio, named after a Elvis-like character on The Beverly Hillbillies, have been making rockabilly-inflected music since the '80s and remain a force live.

Young Fathers, Mas Ysa, Glass Gang @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Scottish trio Young Fathers got a lot of hype last year for their alt-rap album Dead (which won the Mercury Prize), and they've already followed it with a new one, White Men Are Black Men Too. Tonight's show is sold out.

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

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Swervedriver at BV-SXSW 2015 (more by Tim Griffin)

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

Swervedriver, Gateway Drugs @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Arguably the heaviest, most rocking of the original UK shoegaze acts, Swervedriver returned this year with their first new album since the '90s -- and it's pretty damn good. But expect to hear favorites like "Duel" and "Rave Down," too, at their NYC shows this weekend.

Patti Smith & Jesse Smith @ Le Poisson Rouge
Punk pioneer and NYC icon Patti Smith has been giving a variety of performances lately, and this one's a collaboration with her daughter Jesse for the "Hands On Live" benefit concert, which raises funds for Terakoya, "a new naturopathy clinic/workshop to be built in the upstate Catskill Mountains."

The Get Up Kids, PUP, Restorations @ Stone Pony
Nineties-era greats The Get Up Kids last reunited in NYC before every '90s emo band you could think of started doing the same thing, and now they're finally back for another round. They don't hit NYC proper, but will be in NJ tonight and Long Island tomorrow. Great openers too: poppy Canadian punks PUP and Philly's heart-on-sleeve rockers Restorations.

La Dispute, Title Fight, The Hotelier @ Webster Hall
This is a killer triple bill with two always-progressing co-headliners -- La Dispute whose newest stuff is progressive post-hardcore with a hint of spoken word, and Title Fight who are currently toeing the line between punk and shoegaze. Cathartic emo band The Hotelier open the show. Sold out.

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion @ The Point
The JSBX released their cracking new album Freedom Tower: No Wave Dance Party 2015 this week and are celebrating by playing shows in every borough. Tonight takes them to the Bronx where they'll play a benefit for Hunts Point community center The Point.

Diamond Rugs, New Madrid, Justin Collins @ Bowery Ballroom
This supergroup -- featuring John McCauley & Robbie Cowell of Deer Tick, Ian Saint Pe formerly of Black Lips, T. Hardy Morris of Dead Confederate, Steve Berlin of Los Lobos and Bryan Dufresne of Six Finger Satellite -- released their  second album this year and bring their good-time rock n' roll to NYC tonight.

Har Mar Superstar, Kahli Abdu, VHS Safari @ Knitting Factory
A fearless and funny performer, Har Mar Superstar brings the party -- and his R&B/rock/pop songs -- to wherever he plays. This one starts at 11:30 PM and will go late.

Untold, Egyptrixx, Tessela (DJ Set) @ The Wick
The "Tinnitus" series continues tonight, pairing together UK bass producer Untold with Canada's UK-inspired Egyptrixx.

Ikonika, Jubilee, DJ HVAD, Tripletrain, Geng, Dave Q, "Very Special Guest" @ Palisades
UK Hyperdub-signed producer Ikonika (aka Sara Abdel-Hamid) makes the kind of dubstep her label's best known for, with releases dating back to 2008. Tonight's show has a "Very Special Guest." Any guesses?

Sannhet, Kayo Dot, Oneirogen @ Saint Vitus
Brooklyn trio Sannhet make crushing instrumental post-metal and their live show (killer light show included) can really overwhelm you if you let it. Tonight's their release show forRevisionist, and it's a great bill all around with Toby Driver's genre-less collective Kayo Dot and one man metal band Oneirogen.

Tobias Jesso Jr., Okay Kaya @ Baby's All Right
Canadian singer-songwriter TJJ recalls the early-'70s days of Harry Nilsson, Randy Newman and John Lennon on his new album, Goon. Will he live up to the hype?

Teen Suicide, LVL UP, Amanda X, Crying, Flagland, Washer @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
This whole bill is a pretty great showcase of the burgeoning Northeast indie rock scene, with Ricky Eat Acid's punk band Teen Suicide, '90s-esque rockers LVL UP, punky indie rock trio Amanda X, chiptune-gone-Rush trio Crying, garage rockers Flagland, and the shambolic sounds of Washer.

The Budos Band, Spires @ Brooklyn Bowl
Where their first three albums traffiked in funky afropop, the Budos Band went heavy (as in almost proto-metal) on last year's Burnt Offering which works a lot more organically than you might think. This is their first of two Brooklyn Bowl shows.

Shakey Graves, Nikki Lane @ Warsaw
Quickly-rising Austin folk singer Shakey Graves plays his second of two NYC shows with Nikki Lane tonight.

Hallelujah the Hills, Adam Schatz (of Landlady) @ Bell House
Boston cult indie rockers Hallelujah the Hills have been at it for ten years, developing a very loyal fan base. Anthemic choruses abound.

Dropdead, Fucking Invincible, V-Sect, Narcoleptics @ The Acheron
Providence hardcore vets Dropdead have been going strong since '91 with most of their original lineup, and their newest material is just as crushing as their classic stuff. Fucking Invincible are not to miss either.

Las Rosas, Boytoy, Threats (members of Drowners), Winstons @ Alphaville
It's a gaggle of garage rock in the back room of Bushwick bar Alphaville tonight, headlined by the very '60s-ish Las Rosas.

Ceremony @ Kinfolk 94 (6:45 PM)
Ceremony's upcoming new album has them moving even further away from their powerviolence roots, this time towards something that sounds inspired by Joy Division. They'll be playing songs from that album at this intimate, early show tonight.

Baked, Bueno, Leapling, Weed Hounds, Pupppy @ Shea Stadium
Tonight's Shea show brings together a handful of regulars on Brooklyn's current indie rock scene.

Deborah Harry @ Cafe Carlyle
Blondie singer Deborah Harry continues her residency at Upper East side cabaret supper club Cafe Carlyle tonight. It runs through April 4.

Bob's Burger's Live @ Beacon Theater
The entire main cast of FOX's charming animated sitcom are on hand for this event tonight for individual standup segments, a table read of an upcoming episode and an audience Q&A.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

 

by Bill Pearis

photo: Quilt @ BVSXSW 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
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Quilt will be coming down from Boston to visit NYC this weekend to play Brooklyn Night Bazaar on Saturday (2/21) with The Mystery Lights, King Cyst, and Monograms on the bill as well. The band, who were last here to play one of the final Glasslands shows, don't have any other dates lined up -- perhaps we'll get some new songs. It's been almost a year since they released Held in Splendor (one of my favorites of 2014). They're terrific live, the rest of the lineup is good, and the show is free, so that's a great option if you're looking for something to do. RSVP to skip the line.

Tonight (2/20) at BKNB it's JD Samson will be performing live tonight as part of a a new group with her MEN bandmate Tami Hart, plus Lorna Dune and Aaron Harris. Other upcoming Night Bazaar shows of note: Word Inferno Friendship Society on March 7; Ex Cops, HEAT and more on March 13; Craft Spells,The Bilinda Butchers, Heavenly Beat and more on March 14; Teen Suicide, Amanda X, Lvl Up, Crying, Flagland and Washer on March 27; and Pity Sex and more TBA on April 17. All upcoming Brooklyn Night Bazaar shows are listed below....

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photos by Amanda Hatfield, words by Pink Baby

Fat White Family / FWF w/ Har Mar / OBN IIIs
BV CMJ Late Show Saturday
BV CMJ Late Show Saturday
BV CMJ Late Show Saturday

If there's a way to end a five-day music festival, when you're beyond tired and maybe in a funny mental space, and somehow it's 2:30 in the morning...it's seeing Fat White Family. Which is how our 15-hour BV takeover of Baby's All Right on Saturday of CMJ (10/25 which included a day party and official evening showcase) ended. It didn't even matter that they had played hours earlier as part of our day show, they brought the insanity all over again. The day show had crazier lights and fog and opened with a psych jam, but this one was definitely more casual and got right into their best songs. The last minute late crowd was understandably not as big as the day crowd (we announced Fat Whites' 2:30am set after midnight), but almost everyone who was there was going wild, very wild, for the Fat Whites. Beers were flung to and fro, bodies atop the crowd and at least one couple was slow dancing in the middle of all this. The band was going wild too, and as he's been known to do, frontman Lias Saoudi let it all hang out. (Though one helpful audience member hilariously pulled his briefs back up.) The crowd included J. Spaceman of Spirtualized (who played NYU with the Joshua Light Show earlier in the evening) and Har Mar Superstar who, at one point, joined Fat Whites on stage. They finished their set with a encore reprise of "Touch the Leather" that seemed to rile folks up even more than when they played it maybe 40 minute earlier. All the while, they sounded great while on the knife-edge of completely falling apart. But they never did. One for the books.

Our free, impromptu late night party began around midnight with locals Sunflower Bean who are no strangers to playing Baby's All Right, and they kicked off the show with a set of psychedelic rock. NPR's Bob Boilen has since named them one of the top 10 bands he saw at CMJ.

Then came OBN IIIs, one of the artists we were excited to see this year. Orville (who is usually in pure frontman mode) was on guitar for this and their other CMJ shows. He seemed especially ornery that night. We probably all were. It was a weird set.

Pics of our two day shows at Baby's All Right are HERE and HERE. Saturday night is HERE. More from our late night CMJ capper, including a few that fall into the NSFW category, below...

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FFF NITES @ FUN FUN FUN Fest - November 7-9 2014
FFF NITES @ FUN FUN FUN Fest - November 7-9 2014

With less than 2 months to go, today Fun Fun Fun Fest release their FFF NITES lineup:

FUN FUN FUN FEST (FFF Fest) is excited to announce today the lineup for FFF Nites, the after shows free to festival wristband holders, during this year's festival November 7--9, 2014, at Auditorium Shores. The Nites performances--including over one hundred FFF performing artists and a roster of artists playing exclusively during Nites--are only available to FFF Fest wristband holders; no tickets will be sold at the door.
If you're on the fence, this might be the final push. More than seventy (74 so far if I counted correctly) of the one-hundred-plus above mentioned artists are exclusive to FFF Nites, including Meat Puppets, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The Jazz June, Power Trip, Tombs, Single Mothers, Into It Over It, The Hotelier, Le1f, The Pizza Underground, MSTRKFT and many more. Access to the night shows is FREE with your FFF wristband.

You can still get FFF passes here.

Check out more of the announcement including the full FFF Nites lineup below...

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The year's cheesiest tour has just extended its delivery zone. Har Mar Superstar's fall trek with the well-past-15-minutes Pizza Underground (featuring Macaulay Culkin) kicks off at Brooklyn's Knitting Factory on October 17 (tickets) but has now added another NYC date to the tail end of the tour, hitting Bowery Ballroom on December 3. Toby Goodshank is also on the bill and tickets for the Bowery show go on sale Friday (8/22) at noon with an AmEx presale beginning Wednesday (8/20) at noon.

Updated dates are listed below...

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Har Mar Superstar in Austin in 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
Har Mar Superstar

Well this tour will be interesting, to say the least. The always-weird and always-entertaining Har Mar Superstar is going on an extensive North American tour, and joining him will be Macaulay Culkin's pizza-themed Velvet Underground tribute band The Pizza Underground, whose 15 minutes are apparently still not up. The tour kicks off in NYC on October 17 at Knitting Factory, and if you're in Iowa you'll get to see it on Halloween. Tickets for the NYC show go on sale Friday (8/15) at 10 AM.

All dates are listed, with videos, below...

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Obits @ Union Pool yesterday (photo via @brooklynvegan instagram)
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Saturday's edition of Union Pool's free and outdoors Summer Thunder series (7/20) was a particularly good one with a headlining set from Brooklyn indie rock supergroup Obits and the heavy prog/psych awesomeness that was Toronto's Biblical. Union Pool have announced their August schedule for Summer Thunder schedule, which looks like this:

August 2nd: Jessica Pratt
August 9th: Har Mar Superstar + Cheap Shots DJs
August 16th: Super Secret Special Guest
August 23rd: PAT
August 30: Heavy Blanket
Openers for those shows are mostly still TBA. If you don't know, PAT is JD Samson's dance party "for anyone from anywhere wearing anything and loving whoever they want" with W. Jeremy, Amber Valentine, Honey Dijon, and Murray Hill. There will be video projections in the inside performance venue as well. PAT also happens at Union Pool this Thursday (7/24) with Justin Strauss, The Cary Nation, Amber Valentine and Tyler Jensen. That is also free.

Heavy Blanket, meanwhile, is J Mascis' voluminous psychedelic blues jam group who played Summer Thunder last year...for about 15 minutes (one song) before getting shut down for being too damn loud. How long will it last this year?

Again, Summer Thunder shows are free, 21+ and the live music usually starts around 3 PM depending on how many groups are on the bill. This coming Saturday's Summer Thunder (7/26) features DJ Jonathan Toubin, plus Baxx Sisi's, The Mystery Lights and a "secret set by a supreme international live act." Any guesses on who that might be?

M.I.A. at Terminal 5 in 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

M.I.A., A$AP Ferg @ Knockdown Center
What was originally supposed to be two shows at Queens' Knockdown Center with M.I.A. has been reduced to this one show tonight. FYI if you're going: the venue was denied their liquor license, so no bar tonight.

EMA, Downtown Boys, Owel @ Rough Trade
Tonight's the last of three NYC appearances EMA is making on her current tour, which is in support of her great new album, The Future's Void, a blend of folk, industrial, alternative rock and more. Opening is politically-charged punks Downtown Boys and atmospheric rockers Owel.

Titus Andronicus, The World is a Beautiful Place & I'm No Longer Afraid To Die, Rozwell Kid, For Everest @ NYU's Strawberry Festival (12:30 PM)
NYU's annual Strawberry Festival returns and if you can take off work or school (or are off today anyway), it sounds like a great way to spend your day (12:30 PM - 4:30 PM). It's headlined by NJ punks Titus Andronicus and providing direct support is CT emo collective TWIABP, making for a very solid double bill.

Mogwai, Majeure @ Terminal 5
Post-rock giants Mogwai never stop evolving their sound. It's hard to believe the band who made this year's Rave Tapes is the same band who made 1997's classic debut, Young Team. This of course means they'll have a huge variety to pull from when they take on the huge Terminal 5 with their huge sound tonight. Zombi's synthy side project Majeure opens.

Liars, Jana Hunter @ The Wick
With their industrial/EBM-influenced new album, Mess, Liars deliver their most accessible, danceable batch of tunes in ages. With Pit Er Pat's Butchy Fuego currently on drums, Liars are a real force. Their second of two NYC shows this week and a good opportunity to check out this new BK venue.

Bombay Bicycle Club, Royal Canoe @ Webster Hall
UK indie pop band Bombay Bicycle Club put out their fourth album this year, So Long, See You Tomorrow, which is both different from all three of their other albums and a lot stronger than it seemed like BBC's fourth album would be when they debuted as a post-Arctic Monkeys/Strokes band in '09. Tonight's their second of two sold out Webster Hall shows.

Matt Pryor, Bob Nanna, Blue of Colors, Mark Rose, Franz Nicolay, Josh Berwanger @ Knitting Factory
It's a night of '90s emo nostalgia in stripped-down mode with Get Up Kids frontman Matt Pryor (whose new solo album is very good), Braid co-frontman Bob Nanna, and The Anniversary singer Josh Berwanger. There's also '00s pop punk nostalgia from Blue of Colors (Steve of Punchline) and Mark Rose (of Spitalfield) if you're into that sort of thing, plus ex-Hold Steady keyboard player Franz Nicolay.

Dwight Twilley, Pezband, 1-800-BAND @ The Bell House
It's the first night of the Brooklyn Power Pop Fest with with great legendary acts (Twilley and Pezband), plus Brooklyn up-and-comers 1-800-Band.

Pantha Du Prince, Scott Mou, JDH & Dave P @ LPR
Berlin electronic musician Pantha Du Prince is currently on a North American tour playing new material with his new "Triad" lineup which features longtime collaborator Scott Mou (also a Panda Bear collaborator) and Bendik Hovik Kjeldsberg.

Just Blaze, Trouble & Bass, Que Bajo?!, Max Glazer + Kenny Meez of Federation Sound @ Baby's All Right (Red Bull Music Academy)
It's a multi-genre night as part of Red Bull Music Academy at Baby's tonight with hip hop from Just Blaze, dance from Trouble & Base, "tropical bass" from Que Bajo?! and reggae from the people at Federation Sound.

Cretin Stompers, Habibi, Heaven's Gate, Dances @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Featuring members of Wavves and the Reatards, scuzzy trio Cretin Stompers have some ultra-catchy songs underneath that low-fi noize. This is a record release show for their debut album that's out next week. Solid bill all-around too, with the fun Habibi and rocking Heaven's Gate. Like all BKNB shows, this is free.

'We Are the Best' screening @ IndieScreen
Lukas Moodysson, the director of Together and LILYA 4-EVER, made this coming-of-age comedy about an all-girl 13-year-old punk band in 1982 Sweden. A hit at Toronto, Sundance and other film festivals, tonight's 7PM screening is FREE with RSVP (first come first served). And if you go you get free tickets to the Upset show at nearby Death by Audio.

Upset, Palehound, Aye Nako @ Death by Audio
It's a good night for loud, catchy and scrappy indie rock at Death by Audio tonight with Upset (ex-Hole/Vivian Girls), solo-project-turned-band Palehound, and self-proclaimed homopop band Aye Nako. This show is cheap ($5) but it's FREE if you also go to the free 'We Are the Best' screening. Sweet deal.

Har Mar Superstar, Cold Fronts @ Mercury Lounge
Entertaining goofball Har Mar Superstar can turn any place into a sweaty party, given his ability to mimic '80s R&B and funk... he can breakdance too.

Purling Hiss, Lost Boy?, Vulture Shit, BBIGPIGG, Geronimo! @ Shea Stadium
Rage at Shea Stadium tonight with a handful of loud rock bands crammed into the DIY venue's small space. There's grunge worship from Purling Hiss, guitar-less punk from Vulture Shit, noise rock from Geronimo!, alt-pop from Lost Boy?, and more noise rock from BBIGPIGG.

Jenny Hval, Havard Volden, Okkyung Lee @ The Stone
NYC noise cellist Okkyung Lee continues her residency at The Stone, and tonight's 10 PM show is especially cool with Norwegian art pop artist Jenny Hval on voice and keyboard, plus one of Jenny's past collaborators, Havard Volden, on guitar. Okkyung's 8 PM set tonight is her performing in a quartet called Perpetual Strangers (with Liberty Ellman, Ches Smith, and Tim Luntzel).

Frankie Cosmos, Alice Cohen, The BJ Rubin Show @ Brooklyn Rod & Gun
Generations of songwriters collide at the Rod & Gun tonight with twee pop newcomer Frankie Cosmos and art pop veteran Alice Cohen.
Mavis Staples, Amy Helm @ MHOW
Staple Singer Mavis Staples stays in great form and continues to tour pretty consistently. Catch a legend tonight.

Cher, Cyndi Lauper @ Barclays Center
Wu-Tang collaborator Cher will be in Brooklyn tonight, and helping her grace the stage with multiple decades of pop will be Cyndi Lauper.

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

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Flatbush Zombies @ VICELAND Austin, 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Flatbush Zombies, 100s, GrandeMarshall @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
NYC rap trio Flatbush Zombies love to rap about smoking, drinking, and doing drugs, and tonight's show should be an appropriately trippy experience with smoke clouds, 40s and one of the city's best current rap groups on stage. It's a Converse Rubber Tracks Live show -- free if you RSVPed, and "sold" out.

Lee Ranaldo and The Dust, Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band @ Union Pool
Sonic Youth may not be playing shows anymore, but luckily there's never a shortage of chances to see Sonic Youth members. Lee's band makes indie rock a bit more straightforward than SY's with some psychedelia thrown in too. It's good, and you can get a dose of it at Union Pool tonight.

Duke Dumont @ Output
Duke Dumont had one of the best dance-pop singles of 2013 with "Need U 100%." It was pretty on par with most of the Disclosure singles, but tonight at Output you can catch Duke in a much smaller room than you're able to see Disclosure in these days.

Peter Stampfel, Jeffrey Lewis, Bushwick Gospel Singers, Modern Hut @ Mercury Lounge
Folk veteran Peter Stampfel (of the Holy Modal Rounders) released his new solo album on his new label home of Don Giovanni Records (Screaming Females, Waxahatchee) this week, and tonight he celebrates with this release show. It's a family affair with his frequent collaborator (and anti-folk great) Jeffrey Lewis, his daughter Zoe's band Bushwick Gospel Singers, and Don Giovanni co-founder Joe Steinhardt's solo project Modern Hut.

Low Fat Getting High, Vulture Shit, Hive Bent, Grizzlor @ Death by Audio
It's Low Fat Getting High's EP release show and a good night for local punk all around.

Lapalux, High Klassified, Chits @ Glasslands
UK producer and Brainfeeder associate makes a great mix of future garage and instrumental hip hop. Tonight he'll bring his infectious beats to Brooklyn.

Wake Owl, Lyla Fox, Stone Cold Fox @ Rough Trade
Vancouver's Wake Owl (the moniker of singer/songwriter Colyn Cameron) released their debut album, The Private World of Paradise, in March via Vagrant. With crisp production from Shins member Richard Swift, the record is full of smart, tuneful pop that's much more interesting than the band's name might lead you to believe. Mumford-style folk it is not.

Har Mar Superstar, Walking Shapes, Cold Blood Club, Appomattox @ Bowery Electric
Entertaining goofball Har Mar Superstar can turn any place into a sweaty party, given his ability to mimic '80s R&B and funk... he can breakdance too. Note that Walking Shapes' appearance here is part of their stunt of playing 24 shows in 24 hours today. They may be very tired by this point.

Toadies, Supersuckers, Battleme @ Irving Plaza
It's a double bill of '90s-era Southwest alt-rock with hitmakers the Toadies (remember "Possum Kingdom"?) and self-proclaimed "Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band in the World," The Supersuckers.

White Hills, Degreaser, Aqua Nebula Oscillator @ Saint Vitus
According to their own bombastic press release, White Hills "set the international gold standard in what it means to be a space rock band in the 21st Century." Their live show is nearly as over-the=top as their PR. If you're going, get there in time to catch sludgy Aussie/Brooklyn band DeGreaser.

Kool A.D., Rebelmatic, Prop Anon, Sarcasmo Hosted By Ricky Powell @ The Studio at Webster Hall
It's a multi-genre night at The Studio at Webster Hall headlined by former Das Racist member Kool A.D. and hosted by legendary L.E.S. scenester Ricky Powell.

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

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Dave Hill kicked off 2014 with the first shift on WFMU. You can stream it here. That was actually a fill-in slot for "Seven Second Delay," but he'll premiere "The Goddamned Dave Hill Show" on it's regular Tuesday 9 PM slot (old home of "The Best Show") this week (1/7).

In addition to that, Dave has a couple live performances with his band Valley Lodge. One will be at Union Hall on Friday (1/10) as part of his "Meet Me in the Bathroom and Tell Me All Your Secrets" series which started back in October. This edition, "an incredible night of comedy, music and gunplay," features Har Mar Superstar, Jackie Kashian, Cleveland indie rock legend Doug Gillard, Mike Bocchetti, Ben Lerman, Alex Edelman, and Jodi Lennon with Valley Lodge as the house band. Tickets are on sale. Dave says Har Mar and Doug will do a few songs each. Valley Lodge will also play The Rock Shop on January 17.

Speaking of Har Mar Superstar, he's got a couple shows coming up this  month. He'll headline Brooklyn Night Bazaar on January 25 with Computer Magic, Not Blood Paint, and Static Jacks also on the bill. Then on January 31 it's the next of his Free Fridays at Knitting Factory which happen at midnight.

Swearin' at Bowery Ballroom in September (more by PSquared)
Swearin

The Brooklyn Night Bazaar is up and running in its new permanent Greenpoint location, offering shopping, food, fun, and free music every Friday and Saturday. There's a few previously discussed upcoming shows, including SISU on Friday (12/20), two Psychic TV shows later in the month, and the Panache weekend (1/10 & 1/11) that includes Mac DeMarco, Imperial Teen, Dot Wiggin Band and more. And since we last spoke, more shows have been announced.

The So So Glos play this Saturday (12/21) with a stacked lineup of California X, Palehound, and Darlings. It's the night after So So Glos open for Brand New at The Paramount.

Swearin' co-headline with Cymbals Eat Guitars with strong local support from Low Fat Getting High on January 3, a one-off before their 2014 tour which includes NYC shows at Cake Shop (3/6) and Rough Trade (3/7) (tix).

Synth popsters MNDR will be there on January 17 with The Mast and Yeasayer associate Sinkane is there the next day (1/18).

Macaulay Culkin's pizza-themed Velvet Undergound tribute band The Pizza Underground is there on January 24 opening for French Horn Rebellion (maybe they'll have more than eight minutes of material by then), along with Seasick Mama and Heavenly Beat. And the day after that, the highly entertaining Har Mar Superstar (1/25), who just played Bowery Ballroom (12/17) will headline.

Brooklyn's dark, reverby Crystal Stilts will take over on February 8.

And atmospheric post-rockers Caspian, who recently headlined Bowery Ballroom, will make things a little more epic at Brooklyn Night Bazaar on March 1.

Other additions were announced too, and you can check out the full current schedule (along with full lineups for each date, if available), below...

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Dan Deacon @ Horseshoe Tavern/NXNE Toronto 6/13/2013
Dan Deacon

Longtime BV photographer David Andrako shot quite a few shows for us this year and, while 2013 isn't over yet, he was nice enough to submit his 10 favorites...so far. We may have to update come January 1, but for now check out the rest of what he chose (with links to the full sets above each picture) -- plus his favorite songs of the year -- below...

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photos by Amanda Hatfield

Polica @ Webster Hall
Polica

"It was clear onstage -- less so than on Polica's two albums -- that the two drummers rarely play in unison. In each song, they've orchestrated a dialogue of half and double speeds, of stolid backbeats behind rushing cymbals, of seismic crescendos that converge from two directions into a furious shared rumble, only to drop suddenly away.

On Polica's albums, Ms. Leaneagh's voice is often processed through effects that make her nearly unintelligible: a lot of Auto-Tune on the band's debut album, "Give You the Ghost," and other processes on its new album, "Shulamith" (both released by Mom & Pop). The band had some arty rationales for doing so, but the resulting mixes make the songs more remote than they should be.

Live, the combination of ache and back-to-the-wall tenacity in Ms. Leaneagh's voice comes through as clearly as it should; it made perfect sense for Polica to perform Lesley Gore's "You Don't Own Me" among its encores. Stripped of its old electronic clutter, "Wandering Star" -- which Ms. Leaneagh performed simply as a duo with Mr. Bierden's bass -- sounded as sad and solitary as what its lyrics describe: "Now the world turns without me."

Near the end of the set, Ms. Leaneagh suddenly announced, "I'm having, like, one of the worst shows of my life." But she had sung with purity and finesse, and the audience disagreed, loudly." - [New York Times].

Minneapolis pop band Polica brought their tour to NYC last week (11/08) for a show at Webster Hall. Having just released their sophomore LP, Shulamith, they naturally played many songs off of that. Among their encores was a cover of Lesley Gore's "You Don't Own Me," and a stripped down version of "Wandering Star."

It was an all Minneapolis evening at Webster Hall (where Justin Vernon's Volcano Choir recently played when they were in NYC) with Twin Cities supergroup Marijuana Deathsquads opening. The band features Gayngs/Polica member Ryan Olson, Har Mar Superstar (and sometimes Polica's Channy Leaneagh and Drew Christopherson, to name a few) and they brought their noisy, multi-hyphenate show to open, including a chaotic three drummer drone collage. Pictures of both bands are in this post.

Polica still have a ways to go on their tour and all tour dates are listed, along with more pictures from Webster Hall, below...

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Tickets to see Dum Dum Girls at Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Har Mar Superstar is playing Bowery Ballroom on December 17. Tickets to that show go on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (10/04) at noon.

Tickets to see Savoir Adore and French Horn Rebellion at MHOW go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Lord Huron at Terminal 5 go on go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Leverage Models at Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Glassjaw frontman Daryl Palumbo's new band Color Film have announced that they'll headline a Glasslands show (10/24) before they open for Gary Numan at his sold out Music Hall of Williamsburg show. Tickets to the Glasslands show are on sale now. Tickets for Glassjaw's Long Island show are still available.

The English Beat are playing Irving Plaza on December 20. Tickets to that show go on Live Nation/Mobile App and Music Geeks presales today at 10 AM, with a general on-sale starting Friday (10/04) at 10 AM (Music Geeks password is "musicgeeks").

Tickets to see Mad Professor at The Bell House are on sale now.

Tickets to see MEN and Beverly at Union Pool are on sale now.

Tickets to see A$AP Ferg at Irving Plaza are on sale now.

Tickets to see Hudson Mohawke at Output are available here and here.

Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.

Browse our NYC Concert Calendar for shows happening today and every day - comedy shows, heavy metal concerts (courtesy of our heavy metal blog), and free shows included.

Atoms for Peace @ Roseland Ballroom, 2010 (more by Bao Nguyen)
Atoms for Peace

Superchunk @ A.V. Fest 2013 (more by Jeff Ryan)
Superchunk

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

"We Have An Anchor" @ BAM
Jem Cohen presents his new work as part of BAM's Next Wave Festival, a cinematic tribute to Nova Scotia with live music by a band that reads like an ATP line-up: Guy Picciotto (Fugazi), Jim White (Dirty Three), Efrim Manuel Menuck and Sophie Trudeau (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Thee Silver Mt. Zion), and more. Tonight's the second of three performances.

Atoms for Peace @ Barclays Center
Though Thom Yorke might love dancing on stage no matter what band he's in, Atoms for Peace gives him a great excuse to do so. The first album as a full band, this year's AMOK, is possibly Thom's most beat-oriented album yet. Expect to hear much of that, much of Thom's solo record, The Eraser, and some other surprises from throughout his career thrown in as well.

Superchunk, Spider Bags @ Bowery Ballroom
One of America's quintessential indie rock bands remain at the top of their game: the new I Hate Music is packed with hooks and, live, Mac can still land a flying leap off the drum riser. The first of two sold-out out shows at Bowery.

US Girls, Spacin', Onakabazien, DJs Pete Swanson & Slim Twig @ Death By Audio
Toronto experimental pop artist U.S. Girls (aka Meg Remy) is back in Brooklyn tonight to play a release show for her new EP, Free Advice Column. Also on the bill is hip hop producer Onakabazien (who collaborated with her on the new EP) and Philly garage rockers Spacin' (who, like Purling Hiss, have ties to Birds of Maya).

Aeroplane, Light Year, JDH & Dave P @ Highline Ballroom
Better known for his killer remixes -- like the one for Friendly Fires' "Paris" featuring Au Revoir Simone -- then his originals, Aeorplane (aka Belgium's Vito de Luca) is a master DJ who knows how to set a dancefloor soaring. Check out a stream of his "All Night Long" mix below

The Legendary Pink Dots, Orbit Service @ Knitting Factory
Edward Ka-Spel and Phil Knight have been making gothy, baroque psychedelia for over 30 years and remain shockingly prolific: The Gethsemane Option, is their... we actually lost count how many records they've released. Legendary indeed.

Har Mar Superstar, Reputante, Lizzo @ Knitting Factory
Entertaining goofball Har Mar Superstar can turn any place into a sweaty party, given his ability to mimic '80s R&B and funk... he can breakdance too.  Fellow Minneapolis native Lizzo opens.

The Sadies @ Mercury Lounge
These long-running and underappreciated twangy Canadians just released Internal Sounds, their 16th album in 15 years.

Le1f, Antwon, Lakutis @ Santos Party House
These three genre-defying rappers have been on tour together and tonight they hit Santos Party House.

Heaven's Gate, LODRO, Blanche Blanche Blanche, Extra Feeler @ Silent Barn
Having formed two years ago from the ashes of the short-lived (and missed) Sweet Bulbs, Heaven's Gate took their old band's droning guitar roar into new territory. Their debut, Transmuting, hit this week and is a powerhouse rock record. Tonight's the record release party, with a pretty great set of openers.

Portugal. The Man, Crystal Fighters @ Terminal 5
These proggy alt-rockers returned with a Danger Mouse-produced album earlier this year, and if you can picture what Portugal. The Man and Danger Mouse would sound like together in a studio... well that's kinda what this sounded like. Check out the weirdo-funky sounds at Terminal 5 tonight.

The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival @ The Bell House
Night Two of the EMCF features two shows at The Bell House: early its "Startalk: Live" with hosts Neil deGrasse Tyson and Eugene Mirman welcoming a bunch of surely big name surprise guests (sold out); the late show is "Invite Them Up!" with Bobby Tisdale, Eugene Mirman, Michael Che, Mehran Khaghani, Michael Ian Black, and Todd Barry. You can still get tickets to that one.

The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival @ Union Hall
Meanwhile at Union Hall, the Mirman Fest is happening too, and tonight's show title explains itself: "Comics Marc Maron Will Probably Resent in the Next Couple of Years," specifically Mike Lawrence, Adam Newman, Seaton Smith, Jim Tews, Kate Berlant, Ahmed Bharoocha.

Richard Thompson, Teddy Thompson @ Town Hall
Folk legend and guitar hero Richard Thompson has been touring pretty much constantly since the release of his new album, Electric, back in February. Tonight he keeps things all in the family - his talented son, Teddy, opens.

Tegan and Sara @ Starland Ballroom
Tegan and Sara have been touring behind their poppy new album Heartthrob this year, and after hitting the NYC-area a few times, tonight they're back for a NJ show at the newly-reopened Starland Ballroom.

The Suburbs, Shake the Baron @ Mercury Lounge
Secret show theorists back off! The Arcade Fire may be in town for SNL, but this is The Suburbs, the cult Minneapolis new wave band who just released the not-bad-at-all Si Sauvage, their first album in 27 years.

Chick Corea @ Blue Note
Jazz fusion pianist Chick Corea, known for collaborations with Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, and others, continues his 6-night run at The Blue Note tonight.

John Zorn @ Miller Theatre
Avant-sax great John Zorn continues his Zorn at 60 concerts that have been going on all year.

toe, Birthmark @ Glasslands
Japanese post/math rockers toe have been around for over a decade, and this year they're getting a career-boost in North America, as they're re-releasing some material on Boston label Topshelf Records and touring here. Tonight's show is with Birthmark, the solo project of Nate Kinsella, who also has a long history in '00s math rock. Sold out.

Vulture Shit, Big Ups, I'm Sick, Ellis Dodi @ The Neverlands
Vulture Shit and Big Ups are two of Brooklyn's better young punk bands, and tonight they share a bill at The Neverlands (538 Johnson).

Forest Fire, Zachary Cale, Metal Mountains @ Union Pool
For those into psychedelia and folk, all three artists on this lineup do that sound well, and this one's not to miss.

Sidi Toure @ Highline Ballroom
Legendary Malian blues singer/guitarist has a new album out on Thrill Jockey, and he's currently back in North America for a tour. If you're unfamiliar, you can read more about him here.

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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still from Mazzy Star's "California" video
Mazzy Star

We already posted a bunch of videos this week like MGMT, Schoolboy Q & Kendrick Lamar, Elvis Costello & The Roots, Pixies, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, Dream Boys, Les Savy Fav, Yuck, and more. But unfortunately we don't get to all the cool videos that come out during the week (or weeks), so here's our attempt at playing catch-up. Check out videos from FKA twigs, Holy Ghost!, Mazzy Star, Superchunk, Har Mar Superstar, La Femme, and Shine 2009, below.

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs @ Barclays Center - 9/19/13
Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Like fellow NYC indie rock bands The National have done and Vampire Weekend will do tonight (9/20), Yeah Yeah Yeahs made the jump to arenas last night (9/19), taking on their city's newest one, Barclays Center. They kicked off their set with two songs from this year's Mosquito ("Sacrilege" and "Under the Earth"), accompanied by the Broadway Inspirational Voices Choir. They then proceeded to dive into the rest of their catalog, mixing it up pretty well between all four full lengths (and including "Art Star" from their first EP), and delivered a characteristically lively show with lots of confetti. Pictures and the setlist from the show are in this post (Har Mar Superstar opened, but unfortunately we missed him).

More pictures below...

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Laura Marling at Prospect Park in 2012 (more by Jessica Amaya)
Laura Marling

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

Depeche Mode, Bat For Lashes @ Jones Beach
The most popular synthpop band of all time with enough hits to fill a setlist, Depeche Mode will probably play too many new songs for your liking, but you'll forget all about that by the time they get to "Personal Jesus" and "Never Let Me Down Again." Openminded attendees should get there early for Bat for Lashes.

Laura Marling @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
British folk singer Laura Marling's music may be highly indebted to the genre's early '70s period, but it's some of the most genuine material in that style being written today. Tonight she begins her two-night run at Music Hall of Williamsburg (both sold out), and on Wednesday she'll play a free show at Brooklyn's St. Ann's Church.

Jason Bartell (of Fang Island), Xander Duell, James Thomas Marsh @ Union Pool (FREE)
The full Fang Island band will be here in October when their tour with Tera Melos hits Bowery Ballroom, but if you can't wait that long for your dose of noodly shredding, you can catch singer/guitarist Jason Bartell playing a free show at Union Pool today. 5 PM start.

The Gaslight Anthem, The Sidekicks @ The Paramount
The Gaslight Anthem were last in NYC for three shows in July, and The Sidekicks were just here last week, but if you head to Long Island tonight, you'll get a chance to see these two punky bands play together.

Goapele @ S.O.B.'s
Oakland neo-soul singer Goapele, who has collaborated with Hieroglyphics and Mos Def, among others, will be making her way to NYC tonight to headline a show at SOB's.

Har Mar Superstar, Basic Vacation, Misun @ Brooklyn Bowl
Entertaining goofball Har Mar Superstar can turn any place into a sweaty party, given his ability to mimic '80s R&B and funk... he can breakdance too. Tonight he's joined by Basic Vacation, Misun, and a ton of DJs.

Glenn Tilbrook @ City Winery
One half of one of the best songwriting teams of the last 35 years, Squeeze's Glen Tilbrook will pull from that deep cannon of catchy tunes tonight. Funny guy too.

Holy Smokes! Fest @ Silent Barn
The folks at Bushwick Daily put together this all-day festival featuring over 20 bands (Raccoon Fighter, The Can't Tells, Cosmonaut among them), art installations and an open beer bar from 2 - 4 PM.

Spy Music Fest @ 285 Kent
The Spy Music Festival is back for a third year of experimental sounds. Tonight's event features Mystical Weapons (aka Sean Lennon and Greg Saunier of Deerhoof), Ava Luna, and more.

Hannibal Buress does his weekly comedy night at Knitting Factory.

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

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Har Mar Superstar in Austin in 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
Har Mar Superstar

Brooklyn's very entertaining Har Mar Superstar will be touring in September/October, and one of those tour stops is in his hometown opening for fellow locals Yeah Yeah Yeahs at their huge Barclays Center (9/19) show. Tickets for that show are still available. Har Mar just filled in to do Dr. Octagon's guest verse on YYYs' "Buried Alive" at their recent Santa Cruz show (8/15). Check out a video of that below.

Meanwhile, you won't have to wait that long to catch Har Mar, because he plays another Brooklyn show at Knitting Factory TONIGHT (8/30) at midnight with Rewards and Son of Stan. It's part of his "Last Fridays with Har Mar Superstar" series (he plays at midnight the last Friday of every month at the Knit, the next one is 9/27). Tickets for tonight's show are still available.

All dates are listed, along with a video, below...

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Huey Lewis

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

Huey Lewis And The News @ Seaside Summer Concerts (FREE)
While it was never really hip to be square, it does seem like a fun evening to catch Huey Lewis & The News performing their mega-platinum 1983 LP, Sports, in its entirety by the beach at Coney Island. For free. Got some extra time on your hands? Get there early and recreate the "If This is It?" video in the sand. 7:30 PM.

Nick Hook, Cakes Da Killa, H.O.M.E. Team, Flash Frequency @ 285 Kent Avenue
The most exciting part of this bill (to us at least) is NYC queer rapper Cakes Da Killa, who isn't too far removed from Mykki Blanco or Le1f. He's sure to have the place going pretty wild.

Xenia Rubinos, Rizzla @ Brooklyn Museum
Eclectic performer Xenia Rubinos released her debut album, Magic Trix, which is out now on Ba Da Bing. See her tonight as part of Brooklyn Museum's "Audiophile" concert series that is free with museum admission.

Metalleg, The Shackeltons, Detroit Rebellion, Bird To Prey @ Cake Shop
While long-running PA band The Shackletons are the best-known name on this bill, you might want to check this show out for Providence, RI duo Detroit Rebellion make loose, groovy blues a la early Beck; or perhaps Metalleg's glammy, punky powerpop. Streams of both are below.

Kid Dynamite, Joyce Manor, Red Hare, Swearin' @ House of Vans
It's the last US show for Kid Dynamite before they officially end their reunion, and that should make things as kids pile on each other to these songs for the last time. The support is great too, coming from raw pop punks Joyce Manor (who play their own Brooklyn show on Saturday), Dischord supergroup Red Hare, and emo-y lo-fi band Swearin' (who also play another show on Saturday, and have even more coming up too).

Tristan Perich, Meehan/Perkins Duo @ MoMa
The MoMA Nights series continues tonight with a show on the contemporary composer side. Regular museum admission applies.

Omar S, Big Strickt, FIT, Turtle Bugg @ Output
Omar S returned this year with an excellent full length album of deep house, Thank You for Letting Me Be Myself. Presumably, you'll be hearing some of those jams as he gets the entire place dancing all night. Stream the album's title track below.

Habibi @ Fulton Stall Market, August 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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Habibi, Total Slacker, Grand Resort, Young Boys, Retail, Dead Young Friends @ Pianos
This is Week 1 of Grand Resort's Pianos residency, and they've put together a pretty good line-up of bands for the kickoff show. Close your eyes and you might think you were in Bushwick instead of on Ludlow St.

Har Mar Superstar, Sky White Tiger, Heloise & The Savior Faire @ The Bowery Electric
When he's not going to pretend Replacements practice, Har Mar Superstar has been playing around NYC a lot recently. Catch him tonight on this party-oriented bill at Bowery Electric.

The Phantom Family Halo, Old Baby, Catherine Irwin @ Union Pool
Psychedelic indie rockers Phantom Family Halo and Young Widows-related band Old Baby team up for a Union Pool show tonight, making for a pretty good show at a pretty small venue.

Jose James @ Pier 40
The soul singer recently opened for Shuggie Otis in Central Park and soon will be back for a Bowery Ballroom show, but tonight, you can see him in another outdoors environment on Pier 40.

Laura Jane Grace (of Against Me!), Mina Caputo, Allison Weiss @ Knitting Factory
We're still waiting on that new Against Me! album, but meanwhile singer Laura Jane Grace will be doing some celebrating on the road ahead of time playing its material acoustically. The night's especially interesting because another punk singer who famously came out as transgender, Mina Caputo (formerly Keith Caputo of Life of Agony), will be opening the show. Laura and Mina do it again tomorrow night at Bowery Ballroom too.

KRS-One @ S.O.B.'s
This Bronx hip hop legend headlines a show at SOB's tonight.

Talib Kweli (DJ set) @ Brooklyn Bowl
Questlove is taking a night off from his weekly Bowl Train DJ night at Brooklyn Bowl and letting Talib Kweli handle the boards tonight. The party starts at 11 AM.

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

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Earlier this morning Har Mar Superstar tweeted "Heading into my first Mats rehearsal! Wish me luck. #ThisIsInsane" which, as SPIN has since confirmed, is not a joke.

UPDATE: Actually it was and on me too. SPIN updated their post and Jessica Hopper admitted, "Well, that was a curious event. Sean was just punking me/you/us about joining the Replacements. Good thing no one wrote, like, news items about it."

We believed, obviously. Har Mar just tweeted, "I am, however, playing tambourine in Hüsker Dü this fall." Sean Tillman, you're a funny guy.

Sammy of The Mooney Suzuki at Stones Fest 2012 (more by Stephen Yang)
Stones Fest

Stones Fest, a tribute to the Rolling Stones, is returning to NYC this year on May 22 to 23 at Bowery Ballroom. As usual, the show is hosted by The Cabin Down Below Band and it features many of the usual guests like Norah Jones, Patrick Carney (of The Black Keys), Jason Isbell, Butch Walker, Delta Spirit, Cory Chisel & Adriel Denae, Johnny T, Adam Green, Jesse Malin, Ruby Amanfu, Petter Ericson Stakee (of Alberta Cross), Nicole Atkins, Justin Long, Jack Dishel (of Only Son), Seth Herzog, Sammy James Jr. (of The Mooney Suzuki), Danny Clinch & The Tangiers Blues Band, Steve Schiltz (of Hurricane Bells), Har Mar Superstar, Josh Lattanzi (of The Candles), The Uptown Horns, Jamie Burke & Mikki James, and many more. Tickets for both nights go on sale Friday (4/26) at noon and proceeds will benefit Sweet Relief and The Sweet Relief Musicians Fund.

Meanwhile, the actual Rolling Stones will be on their own tour (Mick Taylor included) around that same time. A number of North American dates have been announced but still none in NYC. Also, their kickoff show in LA has been pushed back a day due to NBA playoffs. Updated Stones dates are listed below.

Har Mar Superstar - 'Bye Bye 17'
Har Mar

In other related news, Har Mar Superstar, who plays Stones Fest, is on tour now and plays his own NYC show a week earlier at Le Poisson Rouge on May 15 with The Young Things and Nightbox. He then returns the following month to play Grand Victory on June 14 with The Boxing Lesson, Purple Spires, Supercute!, and NVUS as part of Northside Festival. Tickets for the LPR show are on sale now. No advance tix for the Grand Victory show, but admission is $12 at the door and you can also try to get in with your Northside badge.

Har Mar's new album, Bye Bye 17 just came out this week (4/23). You can stream it in full over at The Current and the track "Lady, You Shot Me" is also streaming below. Har Mar also just interviewed Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas. You can stream/download the entire 52 minute conversation over at Earwolf.

All Har Mar Superstar and Rolling Stones dates are listed, along with the song stream and Stones Fest 2013 flyer below...

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White Fence
White Fence

As mentioned, White Fence's new album, Cyclops Reap, is out this week on John Dwyer's Castle Face label. Tim Presley doesn't seem to be running out of songs and this is another quality batch of paisley-scented psychedelia. You can stream "To The Boy I Jumped In The Hemlock Alley" below and hear the whole record over at Pitchfork.

White Fence will be in Brooklyn for the Northside Festival in June, playing two shows: the Panache showcase at Brooklyn Bowl on June 13 and then a late show at Knitting Factory on June 14. Tickets to the Knitting Factory show are on sale now; no word on Brooklyn Bowl tickets just yet.

The whole Panache showcase line-up is still forthcoming but we do know its being headlined by Mac DeMarco and we have updated dates for him below as well.

These are just a couple of the additions to the 2013 Northside line-up that includes that free Walkmen show in McCarren Park. Other new additions, Kylesa, Torche, Sonny & the Sunsets, Nü Sensae, Kisses, The Luyas and more. Northside line-up as it stands now is below.

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Ramesh at Mercury Lounge in 2012 (more by Chris La Putt)
Ramesh

Former Voxtrot frontman Ramesh released a great EP a while back and he's finally wrapping up work on his debut solo album. He hasn't revealed anything from that album yet, but maybe we'll get to hear some new tracks when he plays a solo show in NYC on March 1 at Union Hall with Good Field and Matt Bauer. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Neo-soul/jazz singer Jose James released his new album, No Beginning, No End (which features instrumentation from Robert Glasper and D'Angelo/Erykah Badu bassist Pino Palldino), and is going on a tour in support of hit which hits NYC on March 27 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Taylor McFerrin. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All tour dates are listed below.

Tickets for the newly-added Kendrick Lamar show at Roseland Ballroom go on "Internet Presale" today at 10 AM. Password is "dazzle."

Tickets for the newly-added Beyonce show at Barclays Center go on MasterCard presale today at 10 AM.

Ben Howard, who opened for Mumford & Sons at Barclays Center last night (2/12), is playing Central Park Summerstage on July 29 with Michael Kiwanuka. Tickets for that show go on AmEx/Summerstage presale today at noon with a general on-sale starting Friday (2/15) at noon.

Colin Hay is playing Town Hall on October 12. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon with a general on-sale starting Friday (2/15) at noon.

Tickets for the Kurt Vile and the Violators' show at Bowery Ballroom with Angel Olsen and Steve Gunn go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Aimee Mann at Webster Hall go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Youth Lagoon show at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the TNGHT show at Webster Hall go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Foals show at Terminal 5 with Surfer Blood and Blondfire go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Mudhoney shows at Bowery Ballroom and MHOW go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Shabazz Palaces and THEEsatisfaction at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the !!! show at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Generationals at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Webster Hall tweeted that they've "added a couple hundred more online discount tickets" for the Baauer and Just Blaze show at that venue.

The Virgins and Har Mar Superstar are playing Bowery Ballroom on April 1 and tickets to this show go on AmEx presale today at noon with the regular on-sale happening Friday (2/15) at noon.

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