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Sky Ferreira at Rough Trade in 2013 (more by Chris La Putt)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Sky Ferreira @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
This show is a benefit for the David Lynch Foundation which "funds Transcendental Meditation (TM) programs for at-risk students; veterans with PTSD; women who are survivors of domestic violence; American Indians suffering from diabetes; the homeless and incarcerated." Sold out.

The Latin Alternative Music Conference continues today, and among the day's events is a free multi-genre show at Central Park Summerstage with The Beatnuts, Ana Tijoux, Bodega Bamz and DJ Tony Touch.

Crosby, Stills and Nash @ Beacon Theater
One of the most distinctive harmony styles in rock music, David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash's music has endured for over 40 years. This is the second of three nights at the Beacon.

Pokey LaFarge, Sturgill Simpson @ Bowery Ballroom
Pokey LaFarge's last album was his self-titled LP that came out last year via Third Man. It's a collection of old-timey folk with unpolished acoustic instrumentation that ignores modern folk trends, and instead sounds decades-old.

The Defibulators @ Bryant Park
And if old-timey sounds are your thing, you might wanna catch this early Defibulators show (6-7 PM) before heading to Bowery for Pokey.

Nightmares on Wax @ Irving Plaza
Nightmares on Wax helped pioneer the trip-hop sound while never being fully associated with the genre and has had records out on Mo'Wax, Warp, and Matador.

Yes, Syd Arthur @ Radio City Music Hall
The prog rock vets -- which are currently Chris Squire, Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes, and new(ish) vocalist Jon Davison -- hit one of NYC's toniest venues. If you're going, do check out openers Syd Arthur who do an appealing modern take on the genre.

Violent Bullshit, A Touch of North America, Ice Balloons, Colombian Necktie @ The Acheron
It's a good bill at Acheron tonight with heavy NYC punks Violent Bullshit (mems Orchid, Les Savy Fav, etc), psychedelic art punks Ice Balloons (mem TV on the Radio) and more.

Snoop Dogg @ The Capitol Theatre
Regardless of your thoughts on Snoop Dogg's recent name change to Snoop Lion and new reggae direction, it's undeniable that he's put out some of best rap of the golden era and plenty of unstoppable hits since then too. Plus, his live shows are always a great time. Tonight's his second of two NYC-area shows this week.

Greg Barris, Reggie Watts @ Union Hall
This is Greg Barris' "UNBUNNED" show which is a good chance to see Watts who just headlined Town Hall. Union Hall is slightly smaller. Tickets are still available.

The Felice Brothers, Robert Ellis @ Webster Hall
The Felice Brothers offer more of their rootsy folk rock on this year's Favorite Waitress, and tonight the band who played a handful of smaller NYC shows earlier this year, step up to the big Webster Hall.

Yung Lean, Don Christian, Black Kray (early and late shows) @ Marlin Room at Webster Hall
Teenage Swedish rapper Yung Lean is currently in the US where he'll play three NYC shows. Two at Marlin Room tonight, and a much smaller one at Palisades tomorrow.

Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin with The Guilty Ones, Jonah Tolchin with the Lonesome Angels @ City Winery
Dave and Phil Alvin are/were both members of veteran roots rock band The Blasters whose debut LP came out in 1980, and the pair just put out a new album together on Yep Roc this year. Their labelmate Jonah Tolchin also put one out on that label this year, which features a guest spot from Deer Tick's John McCauley.

Spazzkid, Ricky Eat Acid, Young Yeller, Photay @ Glasslands
It's a good night for electronic sounds at Glasslands tonight with the synth pop of Spazzkid, Ricky Eat Acid's sample-based music, former Chrome Sparks member Jesse Brickel's Young Yeller project, and IDM producer Photay.

French Style Furs, Sacco, Modern Vices @ Rough Trade
French Style Furs feature members of Cold War Kids and We Are Barbarians, and make the kind of anthemic indie you might expect. Chicago's Modern Vices open the show with their soulful take on garage pop.

Aye Nako, Pony Bones, Ovlov, Black Norse, Francis @ Silent Barn
NYC's Aye Nako make excellent melodic punk, and Pony Bones is the current band of Matt Robidoux who's currently on hiatus from Speedy Ortiz.

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.

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La Femme @ BV SXSW day party (more by Amanda Hatfield)

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

La Femme, Regal Degal, Future Punx, DJBP @ Glasslands
The title of Parisian band La Femme's debut album, Psycho Tropical Berlin, is a pretty good summation of what to expect: crazed psychedelic pop with a krautrock/coldwave backbone and an affinity for surf rock. Add Ye-Ye enthusiasm and smoky Gainsbourg cool and you've got a sound magnifique. They genuinely wowed us at SXSW and we're presenting tonight's sold-out show. Local openers Future Punx and Regal Degal are worth catching too, and BV's Bill Pearis is on DJ duty between sets. See ya there.

Tinariwen, The Melodic @ Brooklyn Bowl
Malian band Tinariwen bring their exotic sounds to NYC twice this week with shows at Brooklyn Bowl tonight and tomorrow.

Talib Kweli, Phony Ppl, YC The Cynic @ The Marlin Room at Webster Hall
To celebrate the late, great J Dilla, tonight the Marlin Room at Webster Hall hosts the inaugural "NY Loves Dilla" concert with veteran NYC rapper Talib Kweli and a couple of his local pals.

Fat White Family, Las Rosas, Baked, Flame Proof Moth @ Shea Stadium
The UK's sleezy, depraved rock band have hit NYC after leaving their stink on Austin at SXSW. They really are a "must see live" band (warning: chances of onstage nudity are high), and this is your last of three chances here to do so to do so.

Burnt Ones, Raw McCartney, Rips, Stay At Home Dads @ Death by Audio
San Francisco's Burnt Ones are flying a freak flag particular to that part of the country -- one that is scuzzy and prolific. After numerous singles, EPs and LPs on a variety of imprints -- including Burger -- the band have landed at John Dwyer's Castle Face Records who will release their third full-length, Gift, this week.

The Planets, Sic F*ucks, Pin Ups @ Bowery Electric
Seminal rock n' roll zine The Trouser Press celebrates their 40th anniversary with this night featuring "bands, booze, tunes, stories, and souvenirs." Fouding editor Ira Robbins says it will be a "private party that's open to the public," as much a reunion and celebration of a big anniversary...that also happens to have some bands relevant to what Trouser Press was all about.

Genesis P-Orridge, JG Thirlwell @ Rough Trade
The Throbbing Gristle/Psychic TV frontperson has a new photo book out and is celebrating with this free in-store conversation with Foetus frontman JG Thirlwell. Genesis will be signing copies of the book as well.

The xx @ Park Avenue Armory
The xx continue their run of 25 shows at the Park Avenue Armory which run through March 29. Each show is extremely intimate (holds 40 people) and very sold out.

Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, Dex Romweber Duo @ Mercury Lounge
Rockabilly eccentric Dexter Romweber is best known as one half of Flat Duo Jets, but plays tonight under his own name. He's the real deal.

Rough Francis, Thrill Sergents, Folding Legs @ The Grand Victory
Led by the three sons of Bobby Hackney of legendary protopunk band Death, Rough Francis just released Maximum Soul Power, which was more than a little influenced by their father's band, giving the album a real '70s-era punk vibe.

New Bums, Metal Mountains, Zachary Cale @ Baby's All Right
New Bums is a duo featuring Ben from Six Organs of Admittance and Donovan from Skygreen Leopards. Their new album just came out on Drag City.

Thou, Anicon, Vorde, Skelptarsis @ Saint Vitus
Sludge metal bashers Thou will release their newest album, Heathen, this week (listen), and ahead of that they've got tonight's Saint Vitus show, which follows yesterday's ABC No Rio matinee.

Cut Copy (DJ), Turkish Prison, Alex English @ Verboten
Cut Copy just wrapped up two big sold-out Terminal 5 shows, but the Australians aren't leaving NYC just yet. Head to new Williamsburg dance club Verboten tonight to see what tracks they'll be spinning.

Ice Balloons, Rob Bryn, The Jist, DJ PreSkool @ Union Pool (FREE)
NYC's Ice Balloons is the new-ish project from TV on the Radio's Kyp Malone, Wild Yaks' Rob Bryn, and others, who make freaky, out-there synth punk. Catch them for FREE tonight.

Comedy Night @ Knitting Factory
Big league comedy talent (Chris Rock, Louis CK, etc) show up regularly (and unannounced) for Hannibal's very popular free comedy show at Knitting Factory's front bar. Get there early.

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Porches at Baby's All Right in January (more by Amanda Hatfield)

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

Porches, Downies, Little Big League @ Shea Stadium
There's never a lack of Porches shows in NYC, but tonight they play their last one here for at least a few weeks, because they'll be beginning their tour tomorrow. Making it an even better show, Philly's mathy, punky indie rockers Little Big League are on the bill too.

Bang on a Can All-Stars, Richard Reed Parry, Alvin Lucier, Daniel Wohl @ Merkin Concert Hall
Perhaps the biggest event at the Ecstatic Music Festival, the annual Bang on a Can All-Stars People's Commissioning Fund Concert will give the world premieres of works by three PCF-commissioned composers: Alvin Lucier, Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry and Daniel Wohl.

John Hodgman @ Union Hall
You may know John Hodgman as a Daily Show correspondent, but he's also got tons of his own material. Tonight's another of his Secret Society shows at Union Hall.

Ice Balloons, Kyp Malone, Rob Bryn @ Death By Audio
When Kyp Malone makes music outside of TV on the Radio, it tends to lean towards the experimental side of things -- like with Ice Balloons his avant garde psych-noise band with Rob Bryn of Wild Yaks. Both Malone and Bryn will do solo sets as well.

Julio Bashmore, Huxley @ Output
Julio Bashmore, who you may know best for the production he's done for Jessie Ware, also makes thumping house beats in his own time, and he'll finally be getting his debut solo LP out this summer. Meanwhile, catch the UK producer in NYC tonight.

Chris Brokaw, DJ Jonathan Toubin, special guest Bill O'Reilly Orgasm @ Union Pool
Chris Brokaw (of Come and Codeine), just opened the two Bob Mould shows in NYC, and now he plays two headlining solo shows here. This is the first, and features a special guest billed as Bill O'Reilly Orgasm.

Justin Vivian Bond @ Joe's Pub
A regular in NYC's drag scene for years, and once a member of the duo Kiki and Herb (with Kenny Mellman, who is now in The Julie Ruin), Justin Vivian Bond kicks off his new show, The Drift, at Joe's Pub tonight. The show "creates a new, free associative, collage of spoken word and song inspired by the story of Karen Stone, a retired actress who drifts from one space to another -either in her mind, in couture or in bed." He does it again on 3/14, 3/27, 3/28, 4/10 & 4/11.

Ellie Goulding @ The Theater @ MSG
Ellie Goulding wraps up her sold-out two-night stand at the Theater at MSG tonight.

Most of BrooklynVegan is in Austin this week for SXSW. Follow our exploits via @BVSXSW on Twitter. If you're in Austin, come say hi at one of our many day parties at Red 7.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.


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by Andrew Sacher

Ice Balloons

The first time I saw Ice Balloons, I thought they were way too off the wall to ever gain popularity outside of basement shows and Rubulad parties. But is that such a bad thing? This lurching, fuzzed-out act--fronted, naturally, by a half-man, half-fly creature--is just the thing to make you feel you've stepped into another dimension, especially when accompanied by B.A. Miale's trippy projections. [New York Observer - 'Best Bands of 2013']
NYC's Ice Balloons count TV on the Radio's Kyp Malone and Wild Yaks' Rob Bryn as members (along with Sean Powell, Dan Scinta, Giselle Reiber, and B.A. Miale) and together they make a truly weird blend of psychedelic synths, art punk, noise, and other eccentric sounds. They're currently on the road for their first-ever tour with Kyp and Rob providing solo sets as support on select dates. The tour includes a NYC show on Thursday (3/13) at Death by Audio, and at that one, both Kyp and Rob will open. Likeminded Brooklyn trio Alien Trilogy are on the DbA bill as well. $7 at the door gets you in. All dates are listed below.

In 2013, they released their debut self-titled album, which you can stream, along with videos of two of its tracks, and the list of dates, below...

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Cymbals Eat Guitars at MHOW in July (more by Chris La Putt)
Cymbals Eat Guitars

As you may have noticed in today's What's Going On (11/18), there's a few Hurricane Sandy Relief benefits going on in NYC today.

There's one going down in both rooms at Public Assembly, which started at 1:30 PM and is continuing into the evening. If you head down there now, you can still catch sets by Wojick, Zula, The Veda Rays, Their Planes, Backwords, Pessanger Peru, Cool Serbia, Ski Lodge, and Slowdance. Admission is $10 at the door and all proceeds go to NY Cares. Those who bring three canned food items or one hygiene product will get one free Brooklyn Brewery Beer. The full schedule and more info is below.

Union Pool has one dubbed, "From Brooklyn with Love," starting at 5 PM with sets by Wild Yaks, Free Blood, Ice Balloons, Field Mouse, Sophia Knapp, Desert Stars, Firecracker Firecracker, Jess Williamson, Shenandoah and the Night, and The Monte Vista. Admission is a minimum of $20 and all proceeds goes to World Cares. "Big drink specials come to those who donate." The lineup is below.

There's also a Thanksgiving-themed benefit for Far Rockaway going down tonight at The Dalloway (525 Broome St) with DJ sets by Tanlines and Victor Vasquez (aka Kool AD of Das Racist). That party is hosted by Patricia Field, Erin O'Connor, Alana Zimmer, Jaquelyn Jablonski, Sara Blomqvist, Harry Brant, Scoot McNairy, Jeremy Kost, and Va$htie. It begins at 7 PM. Show flyer below.

Later this month, there will be a Sandy benefit at Pianos on November 29 with Cymbals Eat Guitars, Hooray for Earth, Zambri, Grooms, and DJ sets by Will Shortz between sets. Tickets ($12 minimum) are on sale now and proceeds will benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy in Red Hook.

Other upcoming Sandy relief benefits include Holly Herndon, Ducktails, and Oneohtrix Point Never at MoMA PS1, Bruce Springsteen, The Who, Paul McCartney, Kanye West and more at MSG, EDM for Sandy Relief at Gramercy, and more. The Bell House has a lot of benefits coming up too.

Show flyers, lineups and more, below...

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Donations at Coney Island (more by Nick Childers)
Hurricane Sandy

From Brooklyn, With Love is a "collective of North Brooklyn businesses" who have taken to organizing drives and benefits for those afflicted by Hurricane Sandy. With more than 65 business on board to help, the collective have organized dinners, donation drives (like tonight/Tuesday at Rodeo Bar) and in the case of one business, a pair of music-related Hurricane Sandy relief events.

Union Pool in Williamsburg will host a Hurricane Sandy benefit mixer tonight (11/14), featuring DJ sets from Ryan Sawyer (LoneWolf), Adam Wills (Bear in Heaven) "and perhaps a secret surprise musical performance". A $15 minimum donation gets you in, and the venue will have food, drink specials and much more. Come discuss current future outreach events and stay for the drinks and entertainment.

In addition, Union Pool will also host a live event scheduled for for Sunday (11/18) featuring 10 bands. Kicking off at 5PM, the night will be headlined by Wild Yaks and feature performances from Free Blood, Ice Balloons, Field Mouse, Sophia Knapp, Desert Stars, Firecracker Firecracker, Jess Williamson, Shenandoah & The Night and The Monte Vista. A $20 minimum donation is required at the door, with "big drink specials" coming to those who donate. All proceeds will go to World Cares Center.

Head below for set times and more details on that one and other upcoming events...

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Andrew WK at Webster Hall in April (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Andrew WK

Assuming we all survive the apocalypse, Halloween is Wednesday (10/31), and as you know there are plenty of ways to celebrate in NYC. Another recently announced option is the Halloween Hellraiser at new Greenpoint warehouse Autumn Bowl with professional partier Andrew WK. He'll be joined by Creep (DJ), Ice Balloons, DJ Dog Dick, and more artists TBA. Tickets for the show are on sale now. A gif flyer for the show is below. UPDATE: Halloween show cancelled.

Andrew WK has been keeping busy in NYC the last couple of weeks, having just taken part in a bunch of CMJ events and appeared as one of the guests at Petty Fest. He's also got two events happening close to NYC right before New Year's Eve. He plays Stanhope House on December 29 in NJ (tickets) and Ollie's Point on December 30 in Long Island (tickets). Maybe he'll add a show happening on New Year's Eve in NYC?

Meanwhile, Autumn Bowl has been hosting few but solid shows since opening. Maybe you caught Zomby (10/18) or Kyp Malone (10/20) there during CMJ? Or this past Friday when Four Tet and Jamie xx DJed back to back? If you've been to the new venue, how is it?

A list of all Andrew WK dates, the Halloween show flyer, and a recent live video are below.

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