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Nine Inch Nails in Japan in February (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...

Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden, Oneohtrix Point Never @ Susquehanna Bank Center
Relive 1994 with two of alternative rock's biggest bands who both put out seminal albums on the same day that year. Cool openers on this tour too. Tonight it's ambient electronics wiz Oneohtrix Point Never.

Jagwar Ma, Cities Aviv @ Webster Hall
With a debut album that owes more than a little to the early-'90s Madchester rave scene, Jagwar Ma will be twistin' your mellon (man) with sunshine vibes to spare.

Eric Copeland (of Black Dice), DJ Dog Dick, King Concubine, Fluct, Robot Death Cult, Kneeling, Alaina Stamatis, Prince Rama @ The Ho_se
This is night four of the high-concept, six-Brooklyn-venues-in-six-nights "Bushwick Small World Tour" headlined by the Black Dice frontman.

Free Pizza, Flower Girl, Hippy, Milk Dick @ Death by Audio
We've all joked about calling a band this but Boston's Free Pizza have gone and done it. Expect catchy/shambly indie rock. If you want a slice, call delivery.

Forro in the Dark, Debo Band @ Madison Square Park
Madison Square Park's "Oval Lawn Series" continues tonight with collaborators Forro in the Dark and Debo Band.

GOASTT (Ghost of a Sabre Tooth Tiger), Nymph @ McCarren Park (Summerscreen)
The free Summerscreen series continues in McCarren Park tonight with a screening of cult coming-of-age black comedy Heathers at sundown, and before that music from Sean Lennon's band GOASTT (who keep the Revolver-era psych of his father's band alive) and Nymph.

Jesse Malin, Kevin Kinney, Anthony D'Amato @ Bowery Electric
D Generation's Jesse Malin isn't just Bowery Electric's owner, he's also an occasional performer. Like tonight, with Drivin' N Cryin's Kevin Kinney.

Sasheer Zamata, Bob Powers, Maris Kreizman, Choire Sicha, James Bewley (aka Dale Seever) @ Union Hall
Recent transplants to NYC might want to check out this show that brings together a such folks as SNL's Sasheer Zamata, Gawker/Awl editor Choire Sicha, and other successful, creative folks to answer "How I Learned to Live in New York."

The Big Terrific Comedy Show @ Cameo Gallery
Max Silvestri hosts the free weekly comedy show in the back of Williamsburg's Lovin' Cup. No word on who's performing tonight, but Max usually lets us know via his Twitter.

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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Grand Resort @ Sound Bites Series 2014 (more by Chris La Putt)
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Mentioned briefly before, The Slackgaze zine is throwing a three-day festival in Bushwick this weekend (June 20 - 22) at 94 Evergreen Ave dubbed "Slackfest" with 50 or so bands, mostly local, playing. It kicks off today (6/20) at 3 PM, with such bands as Honduras, Sharkmuffin, Gingerlys, Life Size Maps, ONWE and loads more, and bands playing Saturday (6/21) and Sunday (6/22) include Turnip King, Grand Resort, Hippy, Haybaby, Arm Candy and more. One band you would think that would be playing Slackfest but isn't: Total Slacker.

The fest goes 3 PM - 2 AM daily, and is all ages. Tickets are $10 each day or you can buy a $20 pass that gets you into the whole thing. Full lineup and flyer below...

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by Bill Pearis

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As mentioned, Atlanta's Gold-Bears will soon be releasing their second album, Dalliance, out June 3 via Slumberland. While the band get associated with indiepop, Gold-Bears definitely skew to the louder, charged-up side of that with more in common with Superchunk or The Wedding Present than The Pastels. That punkier side is pretty apparent on recently-shared track, "Yeah Tonight," which is a duet with former Standard Fare singer Emma Kupa. You can also get a real sense of their influences on a new online mixtape Gold-Bears put together which features tracks from Small Factory, The Refused, Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, Unwound and 15 more. Both the mix and "Yeah Tonight" can be streamed below.

NYC has two chances to see Gold-Bears live:  Littlefield on June 1 as part of NYC Popfest's closing day extravaganza with The Popguns, The Spook School, Colour Me Wednesday, Heathers, Pam & Bart, The New LinesMarine Life and Lost TapesTickets to that are on sale, as are four-day Popfest passes. Gold-Bears will also play Bushwick's Shea Stadium on June 3 with Rad Dreams, Hippy and Freelings.

Since we last posted, Gold-Bears have added more dates to their tour and those are listed, along with song streams and that mixtape, below...

Continue reading "Gold-Bears share mixtape and second song off new LP, expand tour (updated dates, streams)"

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

Gene Clark's 'No Other' tribute w/ members of Beach House, Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear, The Walkmen, Lower Dens & more @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Tonight is the first of two nights at Music Hall of Williamsburg where former Byrd Gene Clark's 1974 solo album, No Other, will be performed in full by this all-star indie lineup.

Beach Party, Tei Shi, Charlie Waters Quartet, Big Ups, The Range (DJ), Au Revoir Simone (DJ), Lee Bannon (DJ) @ Baby's All Right
While their name might elicit groans from some, LA good time rockers Beach Party have the approval of Ty Segall who produced a couple of their recordings. We dig Big Ups too. This show is a benefit for the Ali Forney Center for homeless LGBT youth.


Ævangelist, Oak, Artificial Brain, Disparish @ Saint Vitus
Our heavy sister site Invisible Oranges is presenting this show, which should be a good one. Don't miss Disparish, which features Andrew Hock of Castevet, and who make their live debut tonight.

Neutral Milk Hotel, Elf Power @ BAM
After releasing one of the most classic indie albums of all time with In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, Neutral Milk Hotel pretty much disappeared with frontman Jeff Mangum choosing to remain mostly out of the public eye. A few years ago, Mangum began touring again, but it wasn't until late 2013 that Neutral Milk Hotel returned to the road. Their reunion tour finally comes to NYC this week and this is the third of five shows here.

Har Mar Superstar, Computer Magic, Not Blood Paint, The Static Jacks @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar offers weekends of local artisan shopping, gourmet eats, beer and wine, ping pong, black light minigolf and music all under one Greenpoint roof. Tonight's line-up is headlined by the ever-entertaining Har Mar Superstar. Should be a fun one. Free.

Adventure, Jimmy Whispers, Laser Background, Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Celosa @ Death By Audio
Baltimore beatmaker Adventure headlines this night of dance-friendly fun.

Blondes, MGUN, Rem Koolhaus, Contakt, Space Jam, C-Sick, Mayster @ Glasslands
NYC dance duo Blondes can be found playing local shows pretty often, and tonight's as good a chance as any to catch them.

Hippy, The Hairs, Dead Painters, Rad Dreams @ Muchmore's
Fans of indiepop will likely dig this bill featuring hummable tunes, and mostly-tuned guitars.

Ed Askew, Pure Horsehair @ Union Pool (2 pm)
Ed Askew is a certifiable folk legend whose excellent (and often underappreciated) material dates back to the late '60s, and it's quite the treat that we still get to see him perform today.

R. Stevie Moore, Gary Wilson, DJ Dubious Luxury @ Glasslands
Godfather of home recording R. Stevie Moore is guaranteed to put on a quirky show, but for some (especially those who like Ariel Pink), he'll likely be very inspiring too. Meanwhile, fellow cult legend Gary Wilson was making ahead-of-its-time new wave in the '70s and has also made fans of newer musicians like Beck and Questlove.

Heliotropes, Clouder, Backwords, The Meaning of Life, Young Oprah Winfrey @ Radio Bushwick
Power-riff trio Heliotropes lead the way tonight at one of Bushwick's newest, slickest venues.

Toys and Tiny Instruments, Leda @ Cake Shop
Playing songs with kazoos, plastic guitars and other miniature gear would be a total novelty if the songs weren't as good as they are.

Gramatik, Tokimonsta, Gibbz @ Best Buy Theater
Though TOKiMONSTA got her start in the Flying Lotus beat scene, she's usually on more EDM-oriented bills these days, like tonight's with Gramatik.

The Echo-Friendly, Samson, Jack & Eliza @ Coco 66
Brooklyn big-pop duo The Echo Friendly wrap up their January residency at Coco 66 tonight.

Dr. Dog, Saint Rich @ Terminal 5
Philadelphia's popular roots pop band, Dr. Dog, spent a good portion of the fall touring with The Lumineers and are now on their own supporting 2013's B-Room.

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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California X at Death by Audio in July (more by Vladislav Grach)
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Priests at MHOW in October (more by Wei Shi)
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Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

California X, Perfect Pussy, Yvette, Flagland, Blessed State @ Shea Stadium
Every band on this five-band bill is worth seeing, and this much talent in the tiny Shea Stadium is sure to turn into a total mess (in the best way possible). There's Amherst sludge rockers California X, seriously intense noise punks Perfect Pussy, noisy art rockers Yvette, Brooklyn garage punks Yvette, and Northampton mid-'80s style hardcore punks Blessed State.

Priests, Noun (Marissa Paternoster), Heavy Bangs, Arm Candy @ Silent Barn
This show is the live music portion of Fvck the Media's public editorial meeting. Meeting starts at 7 and then by 8 we get Arm Candy, Heavy Bangs (the new band of Cynthia from Radiator Hospital), Marissa Paternoster's (of Screaming Females) other band Noun, and passionate DC post-punks Priests.

Holograms, TV Ghost, Heaven's Gate @ 285 Kent
Sweden's Holograms offer up a bleak postpunk landscape on their new album, Forever, which should sound good in the industrial confines of 285 Kent.  TV Ghost's gothy sound -- and locals Heaven's Gate -- make more an all-around noisy/angsty evening.

San Fermin @ Ace Hotel
While they play Music Hall of Williamsburg next week, chamber pop outfit San Fermin play a free show today as part of Ace Hotel's "Five at Five" series.

The Soupcans, BBIGPIGG, Fins, Desert Sharks @ Cake Shop
Toronto's The Soupcans make speedy post-hardcore filled with all the anger, sarcasm, and weirdness you need. They're in NYC for two shows this weekend, both of which should get pretty intense. Connecticut noise rockers Fins are on tonight's bill and they're worth catching too.

Andrew Cedermark, Average Girl, Cosmonaut @ Cameo Gallery
Ex-Titus Andronicus member Andrew Cedermark has been on his own for a few years, having last released his Home Life album this year.

Household, Aye Nako, Air Waves, Sapphire Mansions @ Death By Audio
This whole bill is good, though we'd especially recommend catching Aye Nako who do pop punk right, and Household who are celebrating the release of their new Elaine's EP. It's also a release show for Sapphire Mansions' new mini-LP as well, so be sure to visit the merch table.

TEEN, Forest Fire, Splashh, Valleys @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
This weekend's Brooklyn Night Bazaar shows are curated by Kanine Records, who offer up a good bill tonight, with UK band Splashh (in a stripped down line-up), Montreal's ethereal Valleys, and local band TEEN. It's free and you can do some holiday shopping while you're there too.

Negative Approach, The Casualties, Nuclear Santa Claust @ Europa
Tonight Europa's got a double-header of classic punk from Negative Approach and The Casualties, and local openers Nuclear Santa Claust do justice to the sound those (and other) bands helped create.

The Range, Octo Octa, Obey City @ Glasslands
It's a solid night of IDM at Glasslands with upcoming Rhode Island producer The Range and Brooklyn deep house regular Octo Octa.

A$AP Ferg, Joey Fatts & A$hton Matthews, Overdoz, 100s @ Irving Plaza
Rocky wasn't the only A$AP member to put a great record this year. A$AP Ferg's Trap Lord was a solid statement of its own that made Ferg more than just "part of A$AP Rocky's crew" and "Shabba" is up there with the best rap singles of the year.

Mori @ Pop Montreal (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
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Born Cages, MORI, Double Life @ Glasslands
New Montreal band Mori make slinky, alluring dancepop on their debut EP. We liked them last month at Pop Montreal. Worth a look.

French Horn Rebellion, Savoir Adore, Rush Midnight @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
FHR and Savoire Adore are BFFs, collaborate together and are often tourmates, so don't be surprised if you can't tell where one band stops and the next starts tonight. Adding to the dancepop vibes are the Police-ish sounds of Rush Midnight.

Revenge, Abazagorath, Krieg, Woe @ Saint Vitus
Canadian war metal band Revenge descends upon NYC for a two-night stand at Saint Vitus this weekend. Local black metallists Woe kick things off, and they are not to miss.

Flosstradamus, Been Trill, DJ Spinz @ Terminal 5
Flosstradamus have been putting on great dance parties for years, and now they're bigger than ever before, taking on a sold out show at NYC's huge Terminal 5.

Low Fat Getting High, Huntronik, Hundos, Haybaby @ The Grand Victory
Brooklyn's Low Fat Getting High make fast 'n' catchy punk songs, and with almost no time between songs, their shows feel even faster. It's a total blur and a great time.

Anna von Hausswolff, Noveller @ Union Hall
Master of the church organ, AvH will bring her cathedral vibes -- and otherworldly voice -- to Union Hall tonight.

Chris Stamey and Peter Holsapple, Frank Bango @ The Bell House
While both members of The dB's, Stamey and Holsapple tonight are playing their collaborative 1991 album, Mavericks (made while the dB's were broken up), in full.

Darlene Love @ BB King's
The "He's a Rebel" singer and '60s girl group icon delivers the hits tonight

Liquor Store, Hector's Pets, 1-800-Band, Citizen Blast Kane @ Union Pool
NJ garage rockers Liquor Store are about to head out on a tour of the US, but before they leave they play this local tour kickoff show tonight.

Math the Band, Stephen Brodsky, Chumped, Kerbivore @ The Gutter
This is a pretty diverse and all-around great happening at The Gutter tonight. Math the Band have played shows with Peelander-Z and Andrew WK which makes a lot of sense because they're also a "party-first-songs-second" kind of band. Cave In frontman Stephen Brodsky is playing solo, Brooklyn's lyrical, scrappy pop punks Chumped are always worth catching, and Staten Island indie rockers Kerbivore are pretty solid too.

Painted Zeros, Turnip King, No One and the Somebodies, Hippy, Gingerlys @ Emet
This is a benefit for all-ages concert listings zine Showpaper, featuring a host of quality local bands.

The Saddest Landscape, My FIctions, Trophy Scars, Sleep Bellum Sonno @ Stevens Institute Of Technology
Tonight, Hoboken's Stevens Institute of Technology gets a killer post-hardcore show in their Jacobus Lounge with likeminded bands The Saddest Landscape and My Fictions who just released a collaborative split which hopefully means some collaborating tonight. Hometown art rockers Trophy Scars are on the bill too.

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

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Real Estate at Treasure Island 2013 (more by Autumn Andel)
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Real Estate have been relatively quiet lately, though they do have a third album in the works, but they will play a last-minute NYC one-off happening on Saturday (12/7) at Baby's All Right with Chicago's Bare Mutants (who are touring), Free Time, and Turnip King. Tickets for that show go on sale today (12/6) at 11 AM. Their only other announced date at the moment is San Francisco's Noise Pop Festival in 2014.

Real Estate side project Alex Bleeker & the Freaks recently announced a Mercury Lounge show (12/30), which goes on sale today at noon.

And you can also see Turnip King tonight at Emet (75 Stewart Ave in Brooklyn) for the Showpaper benefit that also includes Painted Zeros, No One and the Somebodies, Hippy and Gingerlys.

Sky Ferreira @ Webster Hall, 11/11/2013 (moire by Adele Laconte)
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Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

Rough Trade NYC Grand Opening w/ Charles Bradley, Sky Ferriera
The successful London mini-chain finally opens their first NYC store complete with a 250 capacity venue, a cafe run by Five Leaves, a recreation of Donald Glover's bedroom in Community (no really), and over 20,000 records/CDs (and none of them used). Opening day performances include Sky Ferreira (free entry w/ CD purchase, line opens at 8 AM fyi) at 6:30 PM; and Charles Bradley (free, 9 PM).

David Byrne's 'Here Lies Love' @ Terminal 5
While looking for a new home for Here Lies Love, David Byrne has gathered the cast of his and Fatboy Slim's successful Public Theatre musical for this performance to benefit the people of the Philippines in the wake of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). All proceeds go to Doctors Without Borders and tickets are still available.

Temples, Ex Cops, Dead Heart Bloom @ Bowery Ballroom
While their debut album won't be out until early 2014, UK psych pop band Temples come armed with a string of catchy singles, jangly 12-string guitars and Mark Bolan haircuts. Their first of two NYC shows, this one's matched with locals Ex Cops and tickets are still available. You can also catch Temples tomorrow at the much smaller Union Pool.

S O H N, Empress Of, Daniel James @ Glasslands
SOHN recently signed to 4AD and makes the kind of indie/R&B that's been in style lately, and Empress Of isn't on 4AD, but her brand of art pop is not too far removed from another artist currently on that label, St. Vincent. This is their second of two NYC shows this week.

Honey Wild, Hippy, The Sanctuaries, Always @ Mercury Lounge
Like a twangier Vampire Weekend, quartet Honey Wild headline this all-Brooklyn show that also features likeably scruffy indie rock combo Hippy.

Thundercat, Mike Slott @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Bass master  and Frequent FlyLo collaborator Thundercat returned earlier this year with his new album, Apocalypse, and well as a tribute to the late Nintendo head Hiroshi Yamauchi.

Van Morrison @ Theater at Madison Square Garden
Jazz-pop/folk rock legend released his well-received new album, Born to Sing: No Plan B, earlier this year, garnering favorable comparisons to his 1970 classic Moondance. His tour brings him into NYC for two shows, this being the first.

Nils Frahm, Dawn of Midi @ Le Poisson Rouge
Berlin-based composer Nils Frahm released his new album, Spaces, a collection of minimalist piano pieces, lush synthesizer workouts and other sonically adventurous stuff that melds the classical and electronic-music worlds. Opening are Dawn of Midi who meld the synthesized and organic.

TOO GAY FOR BROOKLYN: An Evening of Cabaret with Julie Klausner @ Joe's Pub
Writer/comedian Julie Klausner is in the midst of her 5-night TOO GAY FOR BROOKLYN run at Joe's Pub, where she promises to "sing some goddamn songs." This is Night 4.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac celebrates the one-year anniversary of his weekly Night Train comedy show at Littlefield with guests David Cross, Nikki Glaser, Eugene Mirman, Michael Che, Andy Wood, and...free pie! Sold out.

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

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My Bloody Valentine's stage at Hammerstein last night (via Colby Conor)
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Morbid Angel at BB King's in 2012 (more by Jonathan McPhail)
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Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

My Bloody Valentine, DIIV @ Hammerstein Ballroom
The shoegaze legends play the final show on their 2013 world tour tonight, their second of two NYC shows, to remind people how it's done. Expect most of the "hits," and intense light show and a medium-length (but still crushingly loud) "You Made Me Realize." Tickets are still available.

Elvis Costello @ The Capitol Theatre
Power pop pioneer/all-around great songwriter Elvis Costello is fresh off a collaborative album and show with The Roots, but this month he's back to the solo format for a tour that hits The Capitol Theatre twice this week. This is night 2.

Hippy, Kissing Is A Crime, The Teen Age, Bluffing @ Cameo Gallery
It's an all-Brooklyn indie pop lineup with four quality bands. Check out a track from Bluffing below.

Night Beats, Golden Animals @ Mercury Lounge
If you like garage psych rock with a little swagger to it, Seattle trio Night Beats do it better than most. Their new album, Sonic Bloom (out on Austin Psych Fest label Reverberation Appreciation Society), is a good listen. Tonight's show was supposed to be with RAS labemates Golden Animals but they had to cancel, so The Mystery Lights are playing instead.

Dave Davies @ City Winery
Ray's brother, Kinks guitarist, fuzz-tone pioneer, and writer of some good songs in his own right, this lesser-known Davies is back at City Winery and tickets are still available.

John Fogerty @ Beacon Theatre
Rock legend John Fogerty has over four decades of music, including countless swamp rock classics penned during his time in Creedence Clearwater Revival like "Fortunate Son," "Bad Moon Rising," "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" and tons more that you'll likely hear tonight, his first of three Beacon Theatre shows this week.

Morbid Angel, Jotunheim, Vadimvon, Winter Nights @ Irving Plaza
Morbid Angel are playing their death metal classic Covenant in full on this tour. Covenant is one of the only death metal albums to ever see a major label release, and it's arguably the finest specimen the genre has to offer. Worth overlooking Morbid Angel's recent missteps to catch.

The Slow Death, GSD, Hot Shot @ Coco66
Pretty Boy Thorson (real name Jesse Thorson) spent the '00s making country punk with his band The Falling Angels, and now he's fronting The Slow Death, who drop the "country" but keep the "songwriter punk" element, resulting in raw, anthemic jams. The Minneapolis band are currently on a US tour, which hits NYC tonight. And like a zillion other good punk bands, Mikey Erg is on drums. Stream their recently released album, No Heaven, below.

Ken South Rock, Beasty, Vomitface @ Union Pool
Brooklyn/Tokyo rockers opened for Peelander-Z on Halloween, and they sound like a band who would appeal to Peelander fans for more reasons than a shared home country. Check out a video below.

Rhyton, Ancient Ocean, Mako Sica, Colomboid @ Death By Audio
The Thrill Jockey-signed Rhyton make a kind of spacey psychedelia that should appeal to people who dig non-Phish-style jam bands.

Deptford Goth, Solar Year @ Mercury Lounge
Love James Blake and The xx but don't like seeing them in cavernous rooms? You might want to try Deptford Goth, who makes similarly soulful downtempo electro. Tonight's the UK musician's first-ever North American show.

Dylan Fest @ Bowery Ballroom
The annual Dylan Fest returns for its second of two nights at Bowery Ballroom tonight. The show will feature Bob Dylan classics performed by a number of musicians, including members of Black Keys, The Hold Steady, Heartless Bastards, The Mooney Suzuki, and more.

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

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Continue reading "What's going on Tuesday? (My Bloody Valentine, Morbid Angel, Rhyton, The Slow Death, Deptford Goth & more)"

by Bill Pearis

Alvvays

Toronto group Alvvays is the project from Molly Rankin who is decended from Canadian folk royalty and made a record under her own name a couple years ago. Despite Rankin's family background, Alvvays make wistful, jangly, Brit-tinged indiepop. You can stream a couple tracks, and check out the video for terrific single "Adult Diversion," below. The band are currently finishing their debut album with producer Chad Vangaalen (John Agnello is doing the mix) and you can look for that via Royal Mountain Records (Hollerado, Pup) early next year.

Alvvays are currently on a Canadian tour but will dip into the States for two NYC shows this month: Mercury Lounge on 11/25 with Honey Wild, Hippy, and The Sanctuaries; and 11/26 at Glasslands with Jacksie and BOYTOY. Tickets to both Mercury Lounge and Glasslands are on sale now.

All dates are listed, along with video and streams, below.

Continue reading "Toronto band Alvvays making debut LP w/ Chad VanGaalen, on tour, playing two shows in NYC (dates, streams)"

Sondre Lerche @ MHOW, 2011 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
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The CMJ Music Marathon starts today and runs through Saturday (10/19) and NYC, which has no shortage of worthy shows on any given night, and explodes into an overload of options. Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. We've got tonight's highlights here and more CMJ (and non-CMJ) options further down.

Geoffrey O'Connor, City Riots, Ball Park Music, Cub Sports, Gossling @ Cake Shop (DAY SHOW, FREE)
It's an entire afternoon of Australian artists, highlighted by Crayon Fields singer Geoffrey O'Connor.

Ghost Wave, Streets of Laredo, Electric Wire Hustle, Black City Lights, Tiny Ruins @ Le Poisson Rouge (FREE)
Tonight's the now-annual New Zealand showcase at LPR, with a disparate group of performers. We like the folk-y Tiny Ruins and the more VU-ish (if badly-named) Ghost Wave. This show is free and always a good way to start your CMJ.

Mark Lanegan, Sean Wheeler, Zander Schloss @ Gramercy Theatre
Mark Lanegan spent the mid-'80s up to the turn of the millennium fronting pioneering grunge band Screaming Trees, and has since done notable collaborations with Queens of the Stone Age, Greg Dulli (Afghan Whigs), Isobel Campbell (Belle and Sebastian), and more. He's also a solo artist, and his newest record is a covers album that features his interpretations of John Cale, Nick Cave, Chelsea Wolfe, and many others.

Joanna Gruesome, The History of Apple Pie, Free Time, Celestial Shore, Body Parts, Weaves, Geoffrey O'Connor @ Ran Tea House
This will be the first CMJ shows for UK bands Joanna Gruesome (indiepop with fangs) and The History of Apple Pie (twee shoegaze) and the whole evening is pretty good. Moved from Baby's All Right (which won't open till Friday).

Brian Wilson, Jeff Beck @ Beacon Theater
The band who currently tours as The Beach Boys may not include their main songwriter Brian Wilson as a member, but Brian's on the road with fellow ex-Beach Boys Al Jardine and Dave Marks, plus guitar maestro Jeff Beck, playing a ton of favorites from The Beach Boys' career. Tonight's show is also special, because it's one of the few dates on the tour that also includes Blondie Chaplan, lead singer of Beach Boys tune "Sail On Sailor."

Hunters, Kirin J Callinan, PUP, Ovlov, Greys, Big Ups @ Cameo Gallery
In terms of younger, upcoming bands, this is one of the more stacked early-CMJ shows. Both NYC's Hunters and Australia's Kirin J Callinan have live shows that you won't forget, plus two killer punk bands are in from Toronto -- PUP and Greys -- and there's the Dinosaur Jr/Sonic Youth-y rockers Ovlov and Brooklyn punky post-hardcore kids Big Ups.

Glasser, Kelela, Empress Of, Kirin J Callinan, Lil' Jabba @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Glasser took three years to follow up her debut LP, but that sophomore record is finally out now, and she's celebrating with some appearances at CMJ. Openers here are great too, including promising R&B singer Kelela, art pop musician Empress Of, one-man looping machine Kirin J Callinan, and DJ Rashad associate Lil Jabba.

Placebo, Jesca Hoop @ Terminal 5
Glammy, gothy, androgenous, and more than a little melodramatic, Placebo know how to work all that to their advantage.

Milagres, Ghost Wave, Beach Day, The Box Tiger, CONJJJECTURE, Traumahelikopter, Owel @ Pianos
Lots of good bands on this Pianos bill, but one in particular worth highlighting is Owel, who make the kind of pretty, somewhat-technical emo that some people call "twinklecore," mixed with pretty epic alt-rock. They're on at 1 PM.

Tropic of Pisces, Ace Reporter, Courtney Barnett, Saint Rich, Spires, Total Slacker, COIN, Echo Friendly, Dream Shake @ Pianos
Also lots of good people on this Pianos bill, and the one we really think you shouldn't miss is Australia's Courtney Barnett, who mixes '60s-style psychedelic rock with witty songwriting. And actually if you're into that kind of psychedelia, don't miss Brooklyn's Spires either.

Sondre Lerche, TEEN, Wet, Saint Rich @ Bowery Ballroom
The Talkhouse, the website started by noted journalist Michael Azerrad which features musicians reviewing other musicians' CDs, is presenting tonight's solid showcase headlined by Norway's charming Sondre Lerche.

Cults, Lucius, Conway, Yup Deceiver (DJ) @ Brooklyn Bowl
Cults' new album, Static, is out today and this is a record release show of sorts, which is free with RSVP (or your CMJ badge).

Nine Inch Nails, Godspeed You! Black Emperor @ Prudential Center
Trent Reznor and crew released their first NiN record in five years and their tour with equally intense openers Godspeed are in the NY area for two shows, this being the second.

Hippy, Caged Animals, Norwegian Arms, Radical Dads, Spirit Plate @ Muchmore's
If you're coming to CMJ from out of town and want to catch some of Brooklyn's local indie rock talent, this unofficial showscase with Hippy, Radical Dads and Caged Animals is a very good option.

Main Attrakionz, Davinci C, Hefna Gwap, Good Kids @ Santos Party House (FREE)
There's not too much rap at CMJ, and this show isn't actually an official CMJ show anyway, but it's a good warm up for the week, and totally free.

Low Fat Getting High, Big Ups, Vulture Shit, Flagland, Hive Bent, A Guide to Rational Living @ Shea Stadium
These local punk bands team up together a lot, but if you're into intense, rowdy DIY shows, it's one hell of a team.

Iceage, Pharmakon, Believer/Law, Cold Ones @ The Acheron
Danish punks Iceage have hit NYC a few times this year, and this two-night stand at Acheron will be their last one before the year ends. Even when they play a bigger place like Bowery Ballroom, Iceage act like they're in a tiny punk joint, so they should feel right at home here. If you're going, don't miss industrial noise artist Pharmakon and Cult of Youth-related EBM band Believer/Law. UPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Pharmakon dropped off the show.

Lovelife, Alec Benjamin, Kirin J Callinan @ The Standard
Aussie artist Kirin J. Callinan, intense and gothy, highlights this free show at The Standard, one of many shows he's playing this week. You do need to RSVP by emailing aohayon@standardhotel.com.

The Story Pirates, Valley Lodge, Marcellus Hall, Tragedy @ Union Pool
This month's edition of variety show The Moon features The Story Pirates, who create an entire sketch comedy based on ideas from children; and Dave Hill's band Valley Lodge; and the tri-state area's finest metal Bee Gees tribute act, Tragedy.

More notable Tuesday options are listed below, but for all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs @ Outside Lands 2013 (more by Paige K. Parsons)
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Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Har Mar Superstar @ Barclays Center
Yeah Yeah Yeahs continue to progress, now with four pretty different-sounding albums under their belts. Lately, they've been sticking to smaller NYC venues, but tonight they make the jump to their hometown's newest arena, Barclays Center. Opening the show is entertaining goofball Har Mar Superstar.

Scud Mountain Boys, Sean Rowe @ Mercury Lounge
Joe Pernice resurrected his alt-country band Scud Mountain Boys to make their first LP since Clinton was President. And they play their first NYC show in nearly as long tonight.

Terry Malts, Kissing Is A Crime, LVL UP @ Glasslands
For pop punk with a more indiepop slant, San Francisco's Terry Malts are in town, having just released their swell sophomore album, Nobody Realizes This Is Nowhere which is out on Slumberland.

Deerhunter, Crystal Stilts, Blues Control @ Webster Hall
The ever-evolving Deerhunter have toyed with noise rock, shoegaze, dream pop and most other indie rock subgenres, but on their newest LP, Monomania, they dial the time machine back even further for analog-recorded glammy garage rock. They wrap up their NYC run with a sold-out show at Webster Hall tonight, and opening are Brooklyn's Crystal Stilts.

Official Deerhunter Afterparty w/ Bradford Cox (DJ Set) @ Glasslands
To keep the party going after Deerhunter's third and final night in NYC, head to Glasslands with Deerhunter frontman Bradford Cox, who will be DJing.

Pixies, Meg Myers @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg
Pixies might have lost Kim Deal as a member (they have Kim Shattuck of The Muffs in her place) and you might not be huge on their new EP, but this is still three of the four original members of one of the most classic indie rock bands of our time, playing relatively intimate venues. Tonight they're at Music Hall of Williamsburg for their third of four NYC shows this week.

Youth Lagoon, Pure X, Tezeo @ Le Poisson Rouge
On this year's Wondrous Bughouse, Youth Lagoon went from dream pop introvert to psychedelic pop explorer, and he's been touring with his new sound (and new clothes) all year. Tonight he and Pure X hit NYC for a show at Le Poisson Rouge.

Skimask, New England Patriots, Big Ups, Alien Triology @ Death By Audio
This bill includes one of the better upcoming Brooklyn punk bands, Big Ups, who sound as '90s as they look, and come armed with a ferocious live show.

FLAG, TSOL, Cerebral Ballzy @ Irving Plaza
There's two bands currently touring as reunited versions of Black Flag. This is the one fronted by Keith Morris (who sang on the band's 1978 debut EP, Nervous Breakdown), and also includes Black Flag members Dez Cadena, Chuck Dukowski, and Bill Stevenson, plus Bill's Descendents bandmate Stephen Egerton.

Laura Veirs, Karl Blau @ Mercury Lounge
The talented (and underrated) Portland singer released her new album, Warp and Weft, last month and tonight makes her way to Mercury Lounge. Her Pacific Northwest neighbor (and also underrated) Karl Blau opens.

The Crookes, Los Encantados, Young Rising Sons @ Union Hall
This Sheffield UK band specialize in wordy, jangly guitar pop and are playing their first U.S. shows this week in NYC. They are not the next coming of Pulp or anything, but will do in a Britpop pinch.

She Keeps Bees, Reggie Watts, Mind Warrior Matthew Johnson Ph.D from Johns Hopkins, Kaoru Watanabe, Aerial East @ The Bell House
Greg Barris hosts this semi-regular "The Heart of Darkness" variety show that mixes music, comedy and talks with smart people. In the case of Reggie Watts, all three at once. Tickets are still available.

Willie Nelson @ The Capitol Theatre
It's always a treat when country music legend/activist Willie Nelson comes to town, and this week he's in the NYC-area for two shows at Port Chester's Capitol Theatre.

Blitz The Ambassador, Old Money, Boima, Caktuz @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Brooklyn rapper Blitz the Ambassador brings his afro-beat inspired sound to The Studio at Webster Hall tonight.

Fred Frith @ Roulette
Avant-garde guitar great is performing his 1980 album Gravity at Roulette with a large group of musicians. If you can't make it tonight, he does it again tomorrow too.

Hippy, Friend Roulette, Lux Perpetua, Spirit Plate @ Shea Stadium
Hippy make very solid indie guitar pop and have the good taste to cover Wire's "Mannequin" on their free-download album Almost Live. This is a pretty good bill of locals, all around, too.

Drake pop-up shop at ALIFE
Drake's new album Nothing Was The Same comes out next week (9/24) and his tour with Miguel and Future hits NYC in October, but before all of that, he'll be launching three pop-up shops today only in Toronto, NYC and LA. NYC's is at ALIFE (158 Rivington St) and they'll have free Nothing Was The Same gear available. The shop opens at 1 PM. More info here.

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Diarrhea Planet in Chicago in May (more by Jeff Ryan)
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The So So Glos, Diarrhea Planet, Grand Rapids, LVL UP @ Shea Stadium
The So So Glos and Diarrhea Planet just joined forces for a Mercury Lounge show on Friday (8/30), but if you wanna see them at their rowdiest and sweatiest, Brooklyn DIY venue Shea Stadium is no doubt the place to do it. Plus, two fine local bands open the night: Grand Rapids and LVL UP.

The Underachievers, Sangro, Kendra Morris, Leaf, Laya LaRoche, MillyZ @ Paper Box
After playing Made In America this afternoon (which is streaming live) they'll come back home for a late show at Brooklyn's Paper Box. It's their first hometown gig since the release of their new mixtape.

Hippy, Beach Arabs, Highway Gimps, The Indecent @ Silent Barn
Hippy are one of the better local bands currently playing a lot on the DIY scene, and tonight they're at Silent Barn.

Wild Nothing, Beach Fossils, Widowspeak, Soft Metals, Alex Calder @ The Well (Captured Tracks)
Brooklyn label Captured Tracks celebrates its fifth birthday this weekend with a two-day celebration featuring most of the bands on their roster. It's the second and final night, and a pretty killer line-up tonight, too.

Laurent Gardnier, Mike Simonetti, A.Arias, Mike Huckaby @ Output
Electric Zoo was cancelled, but the official afterparties are still on. Output is also hosting a day party on the roof at 3 PM to help make up for today's events.

Fred Frith, Annie Lewandowski and Theresa Wong
Avant-garde guitar great Fred Frith is on the final night of his residency at The Stone. Tonight he'll be performing two shows (8 PM and 10 PM) with Annie Lewandowski on piano and Theresa Wong on cello/vocals.

Roy Ayers @ Blue Note
Jazz-funk legend Roy Ayers wraps up his residency at the Blue Note tonight with two shows, 8 PM and 10:30 PM.

Good comedy options tonight include Hannibal Buress @ Knitting Factory and Chris Gethard @ The Creek and The Cave.

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Glassjaw at Knitting Factory, 2010 (more by Nicky Sneakers)
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LODRO @ Knitting Factory in May (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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NYPL's Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound Record Sale
The New York Public Library need to make some room and is clearing out some 22,000 vinyl duplicates in its collection. With LPs in every genre and era imaginable, most of the records are going for a buck. Here's a line that's probably worth waiting in. Noon - 5:45 PM.

LODRO, Life Size Maps, Haybaby, Hippy, The Gradients @ 285 Kent Avenue
Local zine 1.21 Gigawatts is throwing this night of quality locals, headlined by the dark and stormy LODRO. Openers The Gradients make crunchy, '90s-style indie and are worth showing up early for.

Grand Resort, Slonkk Donkerson, Dead Young Friends @ Cake Shop
Grand Resort's new EP came out this week, filled with the kind of glimmering janglepop practiced by sullen '80s youth. It still sounds good.

Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra, Rosin Coven @ Damrosch Bandshell (FREE)
The free Lincoln Center Out of Doors series continues in Damrosch Park today with a show headlined by former Dresden Doll/master crowdsourcer Amanda Palmer and her Grand Theft Orchestra.

The Cambodian Space Project @ Drom
The second of three shows in NYC, The Cambodian Space Project mix '60s garage psych with Southeast Asian pop. Onetime Dirtbombs bassist Jim Diamond will be playing in the band tonight.

Noun (Marissa Patemoster), Modern Hut, Shellshag, Worriers, Mal Blum @ Death By Audio
Tonight Death by Audio hosts a great, stripped down bill with three Don Giovanni bands -- Noun, the solo project of Screaming Females' Marissa Paternoster, Modern Hut, the project of label co-founder Joe Steinhardt, and Shellshag, who will be unplugging and playing acoustic for this one -- along with Worriers (Lauren Measure's current project) and NYC singer/songwriter Mal Blum. $7 at the door gets you in.

MINKS, Spires, Green Eyes @ Glasslands
MINKS released their terrific second album, Tides End, this week and tonight is the official record release show. It's also the live debut of the all-new lineup of the band. MINKS frontman Sonny Kilfoyle's brother opens the night (Green Eyes) and Spires will keep the '80s UK vibe going too.

People Get Ready, Fred Thomas, The Kickstand Band @ Knitting Factory
While PGR have gotten the most attention for the special occasion, high-concept shows (like at Crossing Brooklyn Ferry), they do pretty good as a straight-up rock band too.

Glassjaw, Balance and Composure, World's Fair @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
One of the better 2000s post-hardcore bands to have survived into the new decade, Glassjaw, will headline a free (but "sold" out) Converse Rubber Tracks Live show at Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight. The diverse support comes from emo newcomers Balance and Composure and Queens rap crew World's Fair (which actually isn't that weird considering Glassjaw are no strangers to rap).

Floating Points, Falty DL @ Output
Equal parts contemporary house/garage and jazz fusion, Floating Points will be bring his interesting, danceable blend of sounds to Output tonight. Local electronic music FaltyDL opens the night, making for an excellent double bill.

Wolff and Tuba, The Everymen, Overlake, Designing Women, Stephen Chopek, Law of the Sea, Ferns @ Pianos
Underrated NJ rock band The Everymen are putting the spit-n-shine on their new album, but take a break tonight tonight to play some of it live with a few hand-picked freinds.

Shaggy, TK Wonder @ Prospect Park Bandshell
Picture this: we were both buck-naked banging on the bathroom floor! OK, Shaggy isn't exactly chock-full of reggae burners, but it's a free show and if nothing else, could be fun as a social experiment.

Murphy's Law @ Rocks Off Concert Cruises
Murphy's Law on a boat? Yeah yeah, it's pretty much an annual occurrence at this point that still doesn't make this long-time hardcore band's appearance any less insane, dangerous and/or memorable (and fun).

Ken Mode, Rosetta, Tiger Flowers, East of the Wall @ Saint Vitus Bar
Canadian metallic noisecore trio KEN Mode return, this time roping in support from the great Rosetta at Saint Vitus Bar. Rosetta will be pulling from their massive new LP The Anasaesthete, so make sure you get familiar during the day today. Support is similar great with Tiger Flowers and East of the Wall set to destroy the early hours.

Étienne de Crécy, Girls & Boys, Alex English, rekLES, Beats n' Cubes @ Webster Hall
One of the originators of the '90s "French touch" sound, Étienne de Crécy remains an influential and vital electronic artist.

Nick Lowe, Kim Richey @ YMCA Boulton Center For The Performing Arts
Having been performing and writing songs for over 40 years, "The Basher" remains as charming and witty as he was when he wrote "Cruel to be Kind" and "I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass." A class act.

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Week of Wonders

As mentioned, Seattle's tropically-inclined Week of Wonders (featuring Leif Anders formerly of Orca Team) are here this week, playing their first NYC shows. Those start tonight (7/8) with a late show (doors 9 PM) at Mercury Lounge with Chalk & Numbers and Pale Lights. Tickets to that show are still available.

At tonight's show you should be able to pick up WoW's debut single, which is newly out via Happy Happy Birthday to Me and you can stream both sides below. We've got the premiere of the video to a-side, "Piggyback," and you can watch that below.

If you can't make tonight's show, Week of Wonders have three other shows this week: Tuesday (7/9) at Death by Audio with Flown, Shark? and Hippy; Wednesday (7/10) at Cake Shop with The Hairs and The Scarfs; and Thursday (7/11) at Ho_Se with Samantha.

For the rest of you in North America, fear not. Week of Wonders are plotting serious tour plans for the rest of the year which will bring them back to our area this fall for two shows, both with Lame Drivers and Eureka California: Silent Barn on October 10 and Cake Shop on October 11. They'll be here for CMJ too (October 15 - 19). All upcoming tour dates (many of which have TBAs in the venue department) are listed below.

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4th

If you're not getting out of the city for the long Independence Day Weekend, there are lots of options for those sticking around.

Like last year, the Macy's Fireworks ("inspired and directed by Usher") happen on the Hudson via four barges and you can see them (9:20 PM)  fine on the West Side Highway, in NJ or on your TV. Brooklyn gets the shaft again.

The Statue of Liberty also reopens after taking a beating from Hurricane Sandy last fall.

While on the subject of NYC Independence Day traditions, there's always the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island. Noon.

For afternoon options, if you're not invited to a friend's backyard barbeque, you could head to Rockaway to Roberta's-related Rippers where they're hosting an afternoon of grilled food, surf and quality indie rock. You can catch Friend Roullette, Celestial Shore, pow wow!, Hippy and The Library is on Fire. The party is free but donations are suggested for still-needed Hurricane Sandy relief. 1 PM - 8 PM. Flyer is below.

Silent Barn, meanwhile, has an afternoon show with Thrill Jockey recording artist Glenn Jones, whose new album, My Garden State, was recently released on the label. The show also features D. Charles Speer & the Double Helix, and Pork Chop Willie. 3 PM, $10.

A nice late afternoon option is Ex Cops who will be playing the kickoff to the Museum of Modern Art's "MoMA Nights" series. The event happens in the Sculpture Garden and goes from 5:30 PM to 8PM. Free with Museum admission.

Moving into the evening, Roberta's Pizza will be throwing a nighttime bash at The Knockdown Center (where they just held a few Tiki Disco parties), with Endless Boogie, 1-800 Band and Dirty Fences playing live. Pizza, beer, rock music, what more do you need? 8PM, $5. Flyer is below.

The Fourth of July also means The Feelies, who start a three-night run at their hometown venue of choice, Hoboken's Maxwell's. These will surely be bittersweet, as the club is closing its doors at the end of the month. No surprise, all three shows are sold out. For those going, expect marathon sets and lot of covers. If you're going on Thursday, the show doesn't start till 10 PM, after the fireworks.

If there wasn't enough explosions over Manhattan for ya, the boom will come to 285 Kent with shoegazey metal courtesy Deafheaven and Marriages which is being presented by InvisibleOranges. Aun and Theologian also play, and Shaun from Weekend is your evening's DJ. Doors are at 10 PM and tickets are still available.

4th

Not only will Shea Stadium be celebrating our country's birthday, but it's their birthday too (yeah). The Bushwick venue turns five and the birthday bash is headlined by The Shea Stadium All-Stars, featuring members of So-So Glos, Guardian Alien and Titus Andronicus. You can stream them covering Bruce Springsteen's "Glory Days" at Soundcloud and that probably gives you a good indication of what to expect. White Bike and Pregnant also play. $5 at the door, 6 PM.

Mike Simonetti (aka co-founder of Italians Do It Better with Johnny Jewel of Chromatics/Glass Candy/Desire) will be DJing Output's weekly INPUT party that day, but in honor of the Fourth of July, it's going to be a free BBQ on the roof (aka Canopy Bar) that starts at 3 PM. Also on the bill is Lamin Fofana and Max McFerren (who has releases on Lamin Fofana's Sci-FI & Fantasy label). The party is rain or shine. Flyer below.

For a completely different kind of night, there's Midsummer Night's Swing in Damrosch Park, near Lincoln Center. Tonight's event is billed as "Battle of the Bands," pitting The George Gee Swing Orchestra against Mora's Modern Rhythmists. If you don't know how to swing, there are dance lessons (6:30 PM) before the concert begins (7:30 PM). Tickets are still available.

Not that far away in Philadelphia, The Roots are throwing their annual 4th of July Jam at Benjamin Franklin Parkway with J. Cole, Grace Potter, Jill Scott, Ne-Yo, and more.

Whatever you do, have a safe and happy Independence Day!

Did we miss anything big? Flyers below...

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Big Star
Geto Boys

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First and foremost, today is the Gay Pride Parade in Manhattan!

Today is also your last chance to drink at Motor City. RIP Motor City.

Big Star's Third: An Orchestrated Performance @ Central Park Summerstage (FREE)
A tribute to Alex Chilton, the Summerstage show is a Who's Who of powerpop, '80s jangle, and other devotees, including Mike Mills, Jody Stephens, Sharon Van Etten, Kurt Vile, Marshall Crenshaw, Pete Yorn, Reeve Carney, Mitch Easter, and more. 7PM - 10 PM.

X-Ray Spex Tribute w/ Militia, The Suzan, The Shivering Brigade @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Speaking of good tribute shows, X-Ray Spex (whose singer Poly Styrene passed away in 2011) are being honored at The Studio at Webster Hall today with sets from Militia, The Suzan, and The Shivering Brigade. Tickets for this show are still available.

Geto Boys @ BB King's
Legendary rap crew Geto Boys are still kicking, but they don't make their way to these parts very often, so tonight's a rare opportunity to see them in NYC, and one that's not to be missed. Recent setlists have included classics like "Still," "Mind Playing Tricks On Me," "Damn It Feels Good to Be a Gangsta," and so much more, so tonight should be a pretty fun show.

Reigning Sound @ Maxwell's
Memphis' soulful garage rockers Reigning Sound (fronted by true-believer Greg Cartwright) just played 4Knots and they're sticking around for another show at Maxwell's. Tickets are still available. Go to Maxwell's while you still can.

Phosphorescent @ The Surf Lodge (FREE)
Still riding high on excellent new album Muchacho, Phosphorescent plays a free show at one of the most idyllic venues in the NY area: Montauk's Surf Lodge. So if you're out that way, why wouldn't you go?

Real Estate, Glenn Mercer Band @ Kasschau Memorial Shell
Like they did last year, Real Estate will play a show in their former hometown of Ridgewood, NJ tonight to benefit the Nick Currey Fund for cancer research (the show is free but donations are welcome). Tonight's show is also with Glenn Mercer of The Feelies (whose July 4 run at Maxwell's is just around the corner).

Small Black, Heavenly Beat @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Having come out the other side of chillwave, Brooklyn synth pop combo Small Black released the enjoyable Limits of Desire earlier this year. Tonight they play a hometown show breezy openers Heavenly Beat. Tickets are still available.

Plow United, Mikey Erg, The Blank Postcards, Chris Gethard @ Saint Vitus
'90s era pop punks Plow United reunited this year, and they're back for another NYC show tonight at Brooklyn venue Saint Vitus. Also on the bill is Mikey Erg (of The Ergs), The Blank Postcards, and comedian Chris Gethard (whose show the band appeared on back in March).

Steve Arrington, Chin Chin, Kwesi Kankam, DJ Lady Miss Kier @ Union Pool
Steve Arrington of Ohio funk band Slave (who were around from the '70s to the '90s) is playing a small Brooklyn show tonight at Union Pool, backed by Chin Chin, who also open. Lady Miss Kier of Deee-Lite will be on the boards tonight too.

Greg Saunier (Deerhoof), Seth Olinsky (Akron/Family), Reggie Pace (Bon Iver), Holly Herndon & more @ Brookfield Place Plaza (Ecstatic Summer)
Ecstatic Summer 2013 wraps up its two-day stay at Brookfield Place Plaza today as part of the River to River Festival. Greg Saunier (Deerhoof), Seth Olinsky (Akron/Family), Reggie Pace (Bon Iver), Holly Herndon and more will be premiering new compositions performed by members of The National, yMusic, Plastic Ono Band and more. Like all River to River events, this one is free and open to the public. 5 PM start.

Night Beds, Jenny O, Idiot Glee @ Glasslands
Indie folk band Night Beds (led by main man Winston Yellen) released their debut album, Country Sleep, earlier this year, and having done a good amount of touring for it already, they'll return to NYC for a Glasslands show tonight.

Twin Berlin, Happy Lives, Le Goons, Hippy, Dog Water @ Cake Shop (FREE) Looking to catch some good new local talent for not much money? Tonight's show at Cake Shop is free. '90s-leaning indie rockers Hippy are especially worth checking out and you can stream their newest album, Almost Live, below.

Burnt Ones, Pop Zeus, Rips, The Chickenhawks @ Death by Audio
Good local talent over at Death by Audio too, where Brooklyn power pop band Pop Zeus play, and are worth catching.

Hugh Masekela @ Jazz Standard
The legendary horn player wraps up his 4-night run at the Jazz Standard tonight.

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1.21. Gagawatts

One Point Twetnty One Gigawatts is a free, full-color DIY music, art and fashion magazine that comes out bi-monthy and has been around for about a year. You can pick up copies at lots of Brooklyn DIY venues and other places, and if you can't find one near you, there are also PDF and iBooks versions available too.

Issue #6 marks the zine's one-year anniversary issue with Anamanaguchi (who play MHOW tonight) on the cover. To further celebrate, they're throwing a two-day Giggawatts Festival at Silent Barn on Friday and Saturday of Independence Day Weekend (July 5 & 6) with Team Spirit, Total Slacker, Celestial Shore, Heaven's Gate, Grand Resort, Dead Stars and more. Tickets to individual days are $12 or you can get a pass for both for $20.

Day-by-day line-up and Gigawatts Fest flyer is below.

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Paul McCartney @ Austin's Erwin Center last month (more by Tim Griffin)
Paul McCartney

Japandroids @ MHOW, June 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Japandroids

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Governors Ball continues today on Randall's Island with sets from Japandroids, Kendrick Lamar, Alt-J, Fucked Up, Animal Collective, and more. One of the biggest conflicts of the night is Guns N' Roses vs Nas, who both play at 9:30, but depending on how late GNR end up being, maybe you can catch both. The weather is also looking a lot better today, but  bring rubber boots for that giant mud swamp that will not be drying up anytime soon.

The other big show tonight is Paul McCartney, who will be making his Barclays Center debut tonight (his first of two shows), in the middle of a very solid month of music at The House That Jay-Z Built. (The National and Youth Lagoon played on Wednesday and The Postal Service will play two nights at the venue later this month). Unlike The National, Paul McCartney is not expected to play any intimate or secret shows while in town, but we would love to hear a six-hour version of any of his Beatles songs (okay, maybe "Band On The Run" wouldn't be so bad either).

The weather, apart from a chance of storms early in the afternoon, but if you're looking for Summer Thunder of a more pleasing kind, that's also the name of the free afternoon parties Union Pool will be throwing every Saturday during June, July and August. Today its being presented by BrooklynVegan (hey that's us!) and features Heavy Blanket, the instrumental "psychedelic blues jam" band featuring Dinosaur Jr.'s J. Mascis. Also playing are long-running indie rockers Love as Laughter. The fun starts at 2 PM with Love as Laughter on at 3:30 PM and Heavy Blanket at 5 PM.

If you're in Williamsburg for Summer Thunder, do stop by the annual Crest Hardware Art Show that kicks off today with Crest Fest '13 that has bands playing too. It's just a couple blocks from Union Pool and is free, all-ages and open to the public. 1 PM - 8 PM.

Elsewhere in the neighborhood, Brisk Bodega, an all day hip-hop showcase last seen at SXSW, will be making its NYC debut today with an all-day event in Williamsburg at 50 N. 3rd St. (at Wythe) starting at 2pm, with a slightly more electronic twist than its previous variations, featuring Just BlazeBrenmar, DJ Slink, RoofeeoHD of The Good Kids and more.

Crocodiles at 4Knots 2013 (more by Chris La Putt)
Crocodiles

Later tonight at Union Pool it's Crocodiles who you might have seen last night opening for Japandroids at the Governors Ball afterparty at Music Hall of Williamsburg. The band's new album, Crimes of Passion, is out in August and is their poppiest and most musically diverse yet. And maybe their best. Opening is drag review Chez Deep which will probably confuse a few people. Tickets are still available.

Haim, who recently won BBC's "Sound of 2013," are be in town for Governor's Ball this weekend. If you want to check them out but don't feel like walking through the mud or paying $100, they will be playing a Governor's Ball afterparty at the dry and indoors Brooklyn Bowl tonight for only $15, with Swedish electropop collective Kate Boy. Advance tickets are sold out but there's "limited admission at the door" so get there early if you wanna go. The show is also one-tenth the price of Guns N' Roses' show at the same venue  Thursday, but features the same chance of a Slash guest appearance.

If you ware looking to stay away from the arena show/major festival scene today, there are also some great smaller shows, most notably Radical Dads (who played Grand Victory last night and are about to go on a Japanese Tour) and poppier buddies The Hairs and Hippy over at Cake Shop tonight.

Or you could check out electro duo ADULT. who are back with their first new album in six years, and they'll be taking their tour in support of it to NYC for a show at 285 Kent tonight (tickets). Support is pretty great too, coming from Black Marble, You, and Eraas, the latter two of who will soon open for Martin Rev of Suicide.

Avant-garde saxist/artist director of Manhattan venue The Stone John Zorn is playing one of his many upcoming Le Poisson Rouge shows tonight. For tonight's show he'll be performing as a trio with Bill Laswell and Milford Graves.

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by Bill Pearis

Radical Dads

As we've mentioned before, Radical Dads are gearing up to release LP#2 which is titled Rapid Reality. If you liked their debut, Mega Rama, there are more big hooks, anthemic choruses and indie rock smarts to be found on the new one. You can stream album opener "Mountain Town" and watch the video for Rapid Reality's title track below.

The band play tonight (4/19) at Pianos with Kleenex Girl Wonder, Overlord and Ma'am and you can get tickets at the door. The band have a few other local shows coming up, including May 16 at Death by Audio with Shark? and Mean Creak; Grand Victory on June 7 with Dead Stars; and Cake Shop on June 8 with The Hairs (a record release show for them) and Hippy. All dates are listed below.

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by Bill Pearis

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So far, Brooklyn indiepop outfit The Hairs have worked solely in the lower depths of fidelity, making songs that were as tinny-sounding as they were catchy. (That also goes for main man Kevin Alvir's previous bands, Knight School and L'il Hospital.) While scratchy pop has its charms, it's nice to hear The Hairs make the leap into mid-fi for their new EP, The Magic's Gone, which is out March 26 on Break Records.

For the new EP, Alvir (and bandmate Jacob Danish Sloan of Dream Diary) has re-recorded some of The Hairs' previous a-sides with, you know, real drums and microphones. You can check it out for yourself by listening to the record's title track, which makes its premiere in this post, and can be streamed below.

You can also go see The Hairs live this weekend in NYC when they play Big Snow Buffalo Lodge on Saturday (2/9) with Hippy, Milk Dick and Girl Toy. Surely with a venue name like that, they won't close for a "blizzard." $7 at the door and more info is here.

EP cover art and track stream below...

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Still from Heliotropes' "The Dove" video
Heliotropes

Heliotropes are busy putting the finishing touches on their debut album which will be released by Manimal Vinyl sometime this spring. In the meantime they've released the video for the album's single, "The Dove," and you can watch that in all its windblown black-and-white glory below.

Meanwhile, you can catch Heliotropes live in NYC at the previously mentioned show on Thursday (1/10) at Shea Stadium as part of a line-up that includes Hard Nips, Desert Sharks and Hippy. More info on that show is here. The show is the start of a weekend tour for Hard Nips and those tour dates are listed below, along with the Heliotropes video.

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"If my resolution for 2013 had been to eat shrooms, rage in a mosh pit and lose my voice at a @titus_ndronicus show, I'd be done already." - @THEmikewhite

"So many scratches on my body that I look like I was attacked by a werewolf, so I guess last nights concert was fuckin dope @titus_ndronicus" - Dimitri Belkin

"almost 24 hours later and my neck is insanely sore from the @titus_ndronicus #NYE pit. one of the most fun nights of my life" - Travis Yablon

Titus Andronicus at Glasslands on NYE (via Alex Vasquez)
Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus rang in the new year in Brooklyn at Glasslands for a Dapwell-hosted show. Titus went on after midnight after sets by Baked and Cosmonaut. They played a wild set with favorites from all three Titus albums and then finished the set off with a run of covers -- Thin Lizzy's "The Boys are Back in Town," The Rolling Stones' "Brown Sugar," and The Modern Lovers' "Roadrunner." The full setlist is below.

Titus frontman Patrick Stickles also just spoke to Pitchfork about his "TOP FIVE RECORD COMPANY FAILS OF 2012" aka his five favorite "Self-released records and unsigned giants," which you can see listed below in alphabetical order. The list includes three of Patrick's Brooklyn neighbors, The So So Glos, Bad Credit No Credit, and Hard Nips (who play Shea Stadium on January 10 with Desert Sharks, Heliotropes, and Hippy). It also includes Boston's Hallelujah the Hills, who play Brooklyn on February 24 at The Rock Shop with Zachary Cale and Woodsy Pride. Patrick's full list with commentary and a list of all Hard Nips dates are below.

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