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Sebadoh at Bowery Ballroom in 2012 (more by Bryan Bruchman)

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

David Byrne, Marilyn Carino, Janita, John McCrea, Mike Mills, Blake Morgan, Wendy Oxenhorn, Marc Ribot, Chris Ruen @ Le Poisson Rouge
This is a benefit/rally for the Respect Music initiative which aims to get musicians more royalties from radio airplay.  It is a FREE show but you do need to RSVP by sending an email to rsvp@lprnyc.com.

White Lies, Frankie Rose @ Webster Hall
While we're not huge on the headliners, we do think it's worth catching opener Frankie Rose, who makes some pretty excellent dream pop.

Gardens & Villa, Diane Coffee, Waterstrider @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Diane Coffee  is basically the solo project of Foxygen's Shaun Fleming, and his own stuff isn't as '60s referential as his day job. They open for California pop band Garden's & Villa and tickets are still available.

Shark?, Island Twins, Heeney @ Silent Barn
There's never a lack of chances to catch Shark?'s catchy garage pop jams in NYC, but they're always worth seeing.

Sebadoh, Octagrape @ Baby's All Right
Though Lou Barlow is often busy playing bass Dinosaur Jr. these days, he still leaves plenty of time for the band he fronts, Sebadoh, who made some of the best indie rock of the '90s. This is their second of two NYC shows this week, both sold out.

Lydia Lunch, Weasel Walter, Bob Bert, Tim Dahl, DJ Neon Music @ Le Poisson Rouge
No wave legend Lydia Lunch throws another of her Retrovirus parties (read about them here) tonight at LPR. Guests include avant-composer Walter Weasel, former Sonic Youth drummer Bob Bert and Child Abuse bassist Tim Dahl,

Bridget Everett @ Joe's Pub
Bridgett Everett's performance tonight is a part of her monthly Joe's Pub residency with her band The Tender Moments (which features Adam "Ad-Rock" Horowitz on bass).

Dead Leaf Echo, Dinowalrus, Autodrone, The Harrow @ Union Pool
A nice line-up of Brit-influenced shoegaze, headlined by one of NYC's more underrated bands Dead Leaf Echo.

Bad Girlfriend, Threats, EL TOPO, JM Airis, "secret guest" @ Glasslands
Headliners at this show are garage-y, Phil Spector-y quartet Bad Girlfriend; El Topo meanwhile is a jazzy improv ensemble led by Darkside's Dave Harrington. There's also a "secret guest" playing too... any guesses?

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Delorean at Bowery Ballroom in 2010

Brendan Canning at Pop Montreal 2013 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Brendan Canning

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

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 second of five shows here.

Delorean, Mas Ysa @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Spanish synthpop band Delorean may not be as buzzy as they were back in 2010 (which feels like way more than four years ago), but they're still making shiny, catchy tunes and tonight's show is sold out. NYC indie pop guy Mas Ysa opens.

Brendan Canning (of Broken Social Scene), White Hinterland @ Mercury Lounge
While Broken Social Scene is on hiatus, both co-founders are focusing on their solo projects, and tonight Brendan Canning finally makes his way to NYC after having to postpone his last tour. White Hinterland makes solid indie pop and is about to release her first album since 2010, Baby, on April 1 via Dead Oceans. You can listen to its new single, "Ring the Bell," below.

The Detroit Cobras, Nude Beach, The Above @ The Bell House
Detroit Cobras have been doing garage rock covers for about two decades now, and they'll bring the fun back to Brooklyn tonight. If you're going, get there early for Nude Beach, whose punky take on Elvis Costello-style power pop is pretty great.

French Horn Rebellion, Seasick Mama, Heavenly Beat, Pizza Underground @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
This week's BKNB line-up is a well-curated bunch of '80s-leaning dance acts from the wispy psuedo-Swedish Heavenly Beat, the Miami Vice-style cod reggae of Rush Midnight, and the big hook party jams of French Horn Rebellion. Sandwiched in there as well are Macaulay Culkin's novelty VU tribute band, The Pizza Underground. Free.

Woodsman, Herbcraft, Fire Talk @ Mercury Lounge
Mixing drony folk, motorik rhythms and the occasional chopped-up beat, Brooklyn's Woodsman are set to release their self-titled third album, on February 5. This is the kickoff to their tour with Herbcraft.

Reverend Horton Heat, Nekromantix, Deke Dickerson, The Creepshow, Reformed Whores @ Irving Plaza
In the world of surf-rock, the Rev is a lengend, bringing a crazed twang to his raucous instrumentals and psychobilly freakouts.

Prurient, Azar Swan, Clay Rendering @ Saint Vitus
Dominick Fernow is a man of many sounds (and projects) in the worlds of noise, power electronics, and industrial, and tonight he brings his Prurient project (just days after releasing a noisy new single) to the black walls of Saint Vitus. Also don't miss the goth pop of Azar Swan and the post-industrialism of Clay Rendering (who are on Dominick's Hospital Productions label).

Damien Jurado, Courtney Marie Andrews @ Bowery Ballroom
You can pretty much always depend on Damien Jurado to deliver excellent indie folk songs, and his newest album Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son (out this week on Secretly Canadian) lives up to that promise.


Trust, Heathered Pearls (DJ), FJTRSPA (DJ), Creatures (DJ) @ Glasslands
Toronto resident Robert Alfons is Trust, for all intents and purposes, who makes sinister minimal synth. With a new album, Joyland, out in March expect lots of new stuff at the late show. Sold out.

DMX, Rakim, Naughty by Nature, EPMD, Brand Nubian, Big Daddy Kane, Slick Rick, Biz Markie, Black Sheep @ Radio City Music Hall
Tons of old school rap that needs no introduction at tonight's 'Masters of Ceremony' show at Radio City.

Travis Morrison, Jeff Rosenstock, Max Low, Patrick Salt Ryan @ The Grand Victory
The Dismemberment Plan may be active again, but frontman Travis Morrison still makes time for his solo project. And on the other hand, Bomb the Music Industry! may have just ended, but frontman Jeff Rosenstock isn't going anywhere, as he's playing solo tonight too.

R. Stevie Moore, Gary Wilson @ Issue Project Room
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.

Andrew Cedermark, Tape Deck Mountain, Tiger Dare @ Glasslands
A former member of Titus Andronicus, Andrew Cedermark makes laid-back rock that fits right in on Underwater Peoples (former home of Real Estate).

North Highlands, Black Girls, Arms, Fasano @ Death By Audio
Superior locals North Highlands and Arms highlight this show which also features Richmond Virginia's Black Girls (stream their album below).

EL-P, The BOTS @ Converse Rubber Tracks
To celebrate the culmination of Converse Rubber Tracks' creative workshops, rapper El-P and rock duo The Bots play this final concert, which is free but you had to enter via Converse for a chance to get in.

JD Samson & MEN, Bright Light Bright Light @ Littlefield
Kathleen Hanna's band The Julie Ruin is probably the most talked-about post-Le Tigre project at the moment, but if you were into Le Tigre's dancey, passionate jams, JD Samson's band MEN continues to provide those. This show is a benefit for the Hetrick-Martin Institute, "which provides empowerment, education, and advocacy for LGBTQ youth in New York and New Jersey."

Darlings, The Doozies, Island Twins, Sundelles @ Shea Stadium
Darlings, who make crunchy/catchy indie rock, curated this bill, "handpicked for maximum good times."

Tournament, Liquor Store, Moon Dudes, Giggly Boys @ Legion Bar
There's some solid local punk at Legion tonight with the melodic aggression of Tournament and the garage rock leanings of Liquor Store.

Old Cole Younger, Beach Party, DJ Tennessee Thomas @ Baby's All Right
Cole Alexander of The Black Lips is in NYC tonight with his Old Cole Younger project (ahead of his band's upcoming tour) and LA garage punks Beach Party 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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by Andrew Sacher

Radiator Hospital at 285 Kent in 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Radiator Hospital

As discussed, Denton punk greats The Marked Men are returning to NYC for two shows here at Saint Vitus on February 7 and 8, their first appearances here in eight years (presented by Noisey). The lineups have just been announced for both shows: the first night, which is sold out, will be opened by Future Punx and an unannounced guest, and the second night will be opened by Iron Chic, Radiator Hospital and Worriers. Tickets for that excellent four-band bill go on sale Friday (1/10) at noon.

You can also catch Radiator Hospital a few days after that show at the Double Double Whammy showcase at Shea Stadium on 2/12 with Generifus, Frankie Cosmos, Crying and Quarterbacks.

Worriers play NYC that weekend too at the Don Giovanni showcases. They play Music Hall of Williamsburg on 2/7 with Laura Stevenson, Shellshag, Upset and Nude Beach. Tickets for that show and the 2/8 MHOW show (including a 2-day pass option) are still available. Tickets for the DG showcase at DbA (2/6) are still available too.

And not long after that show, Iron Chic will begin a tour in Brooklyn on February 21 at Acheron with Chumped, Earworms and more TBA (tickets).

Speaking of Chumped, they recently announced a tour with Brooklyn's Adult Dude which includes a local show on February 1 at Lulu's (113 Franklin St) with Jawbreaker Reunion and Island Twins. Admission is free and so is the pizza. All dates on that tour are listed, along with the Lulu's show flyer and tour flyer, below.

Adult Dude
Adult Dude

We've written about Chumped a few times, but if you haven't listened to Adult Dude yet, they're very worth checking out as well. They released an EP, simply titled EP, back in July and it brilliantly mixes Dinosaur Jr-isms (drawling vocals, big riffs) with melodic Superchunk/Thermals-style punk. For five tracks clocking in under ten minutes recorded by a band who had only been around for just over a year, there's some pretty big statements packed in there, and hopefully this only means more great material is to come. You can stream the EP in full below and download it (name your price) at bandcamp. You can also catch Adult Dude before the Chumped tour at Bowery Electric on 1/17 with The Tye Trybe, Twin Berlin and The Battery Electric.

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

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Bat for Lashes at Webster Hall 2009 (more by Bao Nguyen)
Bat for Lashes

Blouse @ 285 Kent (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)

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

Bat For Lashes, Barbarian @ Webster Hall
It's pretty exciting that Bat For Lashes is on the road supporting Depeche Mode this year, and while that tour is about to roll through the NYC-area, tonight we get a chance to see her play a longer set at a smaller venue when she headlines Webster Hall.

Blouse, Donovan Blanc, Writer @ Glasslands
This is a kickoff show for Captured Tracks' two-day CT5 fifth anniversary party, with a headline set from Blouse. It also doubles as a record release party for their new album, Imperium.

Ty Segall, David Novick @ Bowery Ballroom
Ty Segall releases a lot of records (like, a lot) but they're all pretty different. Sleeper finds him in acoustic mode and expect the same from tonight's show. Last night at MHoW, he and his band played the new album in full plus assorted "hits" while sitting down...and people still stage dived.

Bambara, Dusted, Rituals, Rarechild @ Cake Shop
In the tradition of bands like The Birthday Party and A Place to Bury Strangers, Brooklyn trio Bambara like it dark and loud. Their new album, Dreamviolence (stream it below), just came out on vinyl this week and tonight is the record release show for it. They've surrounded themselves with some equally noisy company, including Canada's equally awesome Rituals. Meanwhile, Brian of Holy Fuck will also be making not-noise with his softer, indie pop project, Dusted.

Las Rosas, The Numerators, Juniper Rising, Neighbors @ Death By Audio
The Numerators are about to head out on tour and this is the kickoff show on their DbA home turf with support from Harlem offshoot Las Rosas, countryish trio Juniper Rising and Neighbors.

Har Mar Superstar, Rewards, Son of Stan @ 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.

The So So Glos, Diarrhea Planet @ Mercury lounge
The So So Glos play around NYC a lot, but what's most exciting about this bill is that Nashville garage punks Diarrhea Planet will be in town. They just released their crunchy, melodic new album, I'm Rich Beyond Your WIldest Dreams, which you can stream at SPIN.

YACHT, Ludwig Persik, Ryan Power @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
YACHT are reliably a good time live and they've got the catchy tunes to back their live show. "Psychic City" and "Dystopia" always make for some good sing/dance-alongs. Get there early 'cause the support on tonight's show is good too.

Cosmonaut, Island Twins, Active Bird Community, Toons, The Grape And The Grain @ Pianos
Cosmonaut play catchy post-Strokes guitar pop, and do it well. Their EP from last year is packed with stick-in-your-head songs. Toons make similarly catchy tunes.

Electric Zoo @ Randall's Island
While Electric Zoo may be widely known for some cringeworthy electronic music, they've also got enough good stuff to warrant going. Today (day 1 of 3) we get sets from Baauer, Bondax, Four Tet, Cyril Hahn, Joy Orbison, Skream, Scuba and more.

Wrekmeister Harmonies, Survival, Theologian @ Saint Vitus Bar
This is Wrekmeister Harmonies in "big band" mode and 15 strong, featuring members of Indian, Anatomy of Habit, Corrections House, Yakuza and more. Making it an even better night, Hunter Hunt-Hendrix's (Liturgy) other band Survival is on the bill too. Sure to be wild, and tickets are still available.

Cajmere @ Cielo (Electric Zoo Afterparty)
Chicago house vet Cajmere has been pretty active this summer, having come to NYC back in June, and he's taking part in this Saturday's Warm Up. But that's not all because tonight he'll be controlling the boards at an Electric Zoo afterparty.

Dixon, Joey Anderson, Francis Harris, Noel Jackson @ Output (Electric Zoo Afterparty)
Speaking of Electric Zoo afterparties, new-ish Williamsburg dance club Output (which has had killer booking all summer) are throwing them each night of the fest too.

The Front Bottoms, Dads, Kevin Barnett @ Stone Pony
NJ's The Front Bottoms are one of the punk/emo bands added to Made In America last minute, but before they head there, they'll squeeze in a show in their home state tonight at the Stone Pony. Their newest album, Talon of the Hawk, is catchy, lyrical, and one of the most fun albums of this summer.

Roy Ayers @ Blue Note
Vibraphone master and funk legend Roy Ayers continues his four-night run with early and late shows. Let's hope her pulls out tracks from his much-lauded score to blaxploitation flick, Coffy (amongst his other great work).

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

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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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Beach Day at Knitting Factory, June 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Beach Day

Hollywood, Florida's Beach Day are visiting NYC again, playing two shows: tonight (7/25) at Public Assembly with The Babies (of a few shows the Babies have going on), Wild Yaks and Daytona; and Cake Shop Thursday (7/26) with charming local indie poppers Chalk & Numbers, and Island Twins. All Beach Day tour dates are listed below.

As mentioned before, Beach Day have signed with Kanine Records who just released the band's debut 7". Echoing early '60s pop, it's custom-made for sunny weather and comes on white vinyl, to match your jeans. You can stream both sides of the single below.

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