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photo: Cayetana in McCarren Park in June (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Cayetana

photo: High on Fire at Saint Vitus in January (more by Keith Marlowe)
High on Fire

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

Cayetana, Chumped, Thin Lips, Worriers @ Baby's All Right
BV is thrilled to present this show with four of the indie/punk bands we're especially excited about at the moment. Philly's Cayetana get better every time we see them, Chumped are probably Brooklyn's current best pop punk band, Thin Lips only just put out a debut EP but are already super tight, and Worriers' new personal-meets-political pop punk album is great.

High on Fire, Pallbearer, Lucifer, Venomous Maximus @ Irving Plaza
BV is presenting this one too, and we're just as excited. High on Fire are one of sludge metal's most dependable bands and this year's Luminiferous does nothing to change that. Pallbearer are last year's doom MVPs, Lucifer is the new band of The Oath vocalist Johanna Sadonis, and Venomous Maximus are very promising bringers of occult doom.

Van Halen @ Jones Beach
Van Halen have never been more literally-named than they are right now, with Wolfgang Van Halen joining his dad Eddie and uncle Alex in the band. Still, all eyes on frontman David Lee Roth who still puts on a helluva show (even if he can't hit the high notes anymore). This is the final of three NY-area shows.

Frankie Cosmos, Radiator Hospital, Timeshares, Palehound, Free Cake For Every Creature, Facility @ Stangl Factory (Flem Fest)
Flemington, NJ hosts a pretty cool indie rock festival this weekend and tonight's show is the best of it, ranging from the twee-ish Frankie Cosmos to the indie-pop-punk of Radiator Hospital to the twang-punk of Timeshares and more.

Andrew WK, The Movielife, Kill Your Idols, Crime In Stereo, Incendiary, A Loss For Words, Iron Chic, Giants At Large, Gates, Microwave @ Emporium (Today's Mixtape Festival
The first day of Long Island's Today's Mixtape Festival includes a ton of great melodic hardcore (The Movielife, Kill Your Idols, Crime In Stereo, Incendiary), an afterparty with the king of partying Andrew WK, and more.

Ricky Eat Acid, Foxes in Fiction, Emily Reo, Eartheater @ Riis Park Beach Bazaar
Summer is winding down but you've still got time to make it to the beach. So why not take in some bands, games and good eats while you're at it? Today's free lineup of music includes electronic musician Ricky Eat Acid and the gentle Foxes in Fiction.

Soupcans, Chat Logs, Ghetto Ghouls, IYEZ, Nine of Swords @ Shea Stadium
Bring the noise with this lineup of skronk-heavy postpunk and punk, featuring Toronto's Soupcans and Austin's abrasive treblemakers Ghetto Ghouls.

Excepter, Zaimph, Image Man, Silk Purse, Cyanide Tooth, Rhyton, Kyle Eyre Clyd, Matthew Mullane, Abigail Hobbs, Sarah Louise @ Trans-Pecos
Excepter, who are one of Trans-Pecos' current curators, has put together this marathon called "A Dog Day's Journey Into Night Festival." Music starts at 2PM and will be continuous till 4 AM.

Juan Wauters, Ice Balloons, Tall Juan @ Union Pool
There are few ways more chill (and fun) to spend Saturday in the warm month than at Union Pool's free Summer Thunder series. Today's a good one, with two Juans for the price of one, plus weirdo noisemakers Ice Balloons in between. Starts at 2 PM.

Nick Hook, Veronica Vasicka, Vessel, Ninos Du Brasil, Cut Hands, French Fries b2b Bambounou @ MoMA PS1 (Warm Up)
Sadly, headliner Untold had to drop off this due to "scheduling issues," but there's still a lot of cool stuff like the Tri Angle-signed Vessel, percussive duo Ninos Du Brasil, industrial/noise musician Cut Hands and more.

Cut Hands, Container, Ligature @ Palisades
After Warm Up, Cut Hands keeps the party going at Palisades with two great noisy openers.

American Sharks, Tournament, Hundred Visions, Mammal @ Saint Vitus
This bill brings stoner rockers American Sharks together with scuzzy punks Tournament and garage rockers Hundred Visions.

Title Fight, Basement, Alex G, Adventures @ Starland Ballroom
Basement and Adventures' tour hits NYC next week, but tonight it's nearby and this one is especially cool because it has the great post-hardcore-turned-shoegazers Title Fight and lo-fi indie rocker Alex G.

Moon Boots, Garrett David, Kenny Dope @ Verboten
Moon Boots has been keeping the pop-house revival strong on his steady stream of singles, including the most recent "Utopia" that came out this week. Tonight he plays with New York house vet Kenny Dope and Chicago's Garrett David.

Hard Left, Bombflower, Voice of Doom, Anticitizen @ ABC No Rio (matinee)
Hard Left is Mike Schulman from Black Tambourine / Manatee / Slumberland Records' change to make late '70s UK-style punk. Today's the second NYC show of this tour.

PWR BTTM, Adult Mom, The Jeffrey Lewis & Peter Stampfel Band, Izzy True @ Aviv
It's the release party for the first issue of Hazel Newlevant's new comic book series, No Ivy League, and there's a pretty cool lineup of bands. Self-described "genre-queer" band PWR BTTM, the anti-folk-inspired Adult Mom, Jeffrey Lewis' band with folk legend Peter Stampfel, and Don Giovanni-signed singer/songwriter Izzy True.

John Hiatt, Steve Moakler @ City Winery
Having made records that range from new wave to country over the last 40 years, John Hiatt is a consummate songwriter, and one hell of a singer and guitarist too.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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Jeffrey Lewis

As New Yorkers who ever need to commute between Williamsburg and Manhattan surely know, the L train hasn't been running between those two boroughs on nights and weekends since late March. Luckily, it finally ends this Friday (5/22), but the struggle has been real for almost two months and Jeffrey Lewis feels it too. He's recorded a new song called "Train Song" which isn't a Vashti Bunyan cover, but an ode to the pain inflicted on us by the MTA with a chorus of "No L, no L, no L, no L, the MTA fucked us and made our lives hell." Nod along in agreement below...

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photo: Bully at BV-CMJ 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Bully, Slothrust @ Baby's All Right
Nashville's brash, buzzy and melodic Bully just wrapped a tour with JEFF the Brotherhood. Hopefully we'll get some songs from their forthcoming debut album. They'll be back in June for Northside.

Crocodiles, Shark Week, Christines @ Union Pool
Crocodiles launch their tour with Shark Week tonight at this show that doubles as a release party of their new album, Boys. The band stay the course with their post-VU fuzzpop which, if not groundbreaking, always sounds right and is a lot fun live. Local shoegazers Christines open.

The Relationship (mem Weezer), Gringo Star @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Original (and current) Weezer guitarist Brian Bell takes on the role of frontman with his new-ish band The Relationship, who released their newest 7" earlier this month on Burger Records.

Benjamine Clementine @ Bric House
UK singer Benjamin Clementine's hyped debut, At Least For Now, came out earlier this year and it got him called a "male Nina Simone" more than once. He made his US debut at Joe's Pub last night, and plays NYC again tonight.

iLoveMakonnen, Key!, Sonny Digital @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
It's the second of two sold-out NYC shows for the very popular rap newcomer iLoveMakonnen on his current tour.

Crushed Out, Sweet Spirit, The Next Great American Novelist @ Cake Shop
Austin, TX band Sweet Spirit make honest, no-nonsense guitar pop and have caught they ear of Britt Daniel who's taking them out with Spoon on a few West Coast dates. Tonight's their first-ever NYC show. Stream a song below.

Shy Girls, Tei Shi, Young Ejecta @ Bowery Ballroom
If you're going to this sold-out show tonight, try to get there in time for openers: Argentina/NYC/Montreal artist Tei Shi's slinky brand of danceable pop -- and ethereal voice -- have garnered accolades; and Young Ejecta's sultry electropop is cool too.

Empress Of, Chrome Sparks (DJ Set), LE1F (DJ Set), Obey City (DJ Set) @ Elvis Guesthouse
Empress Of, aka NYC art-pop musician Lorely Rodriguez, will preview music from her forthcoming debut album for XL/Terrible with this five-night stand at Elvis Guesthouse. For those keeping score, this is Night 2.

Jeffrey Lewis, Candy Boys, Phoebe Kreutz, L.A. Boobs, Franzi Kafka, Little Cobweb @ Sidewalk Cafe
NYC anti-folk great Jeffrey Lewis plays his hometown a lot, and where better to see him than returning to his roots at SideWalk Cafe, the venue where he got his start.

Hudson River Park's Spring Fling w/ Janelle Monae, The Misshapes
This expensive gala ($350 is the cheapest ticket) at The Winter Garden at Brookfield Place features the boundary-pushing neo-soul/art pop of Janelle Monae.

The English Beat, The Skints @ Gramercy Theatre
If you aren't too concerned that Dave Wakeling is the only original member of the band, and don't mind hearing General Public songs too (and maybe even "She's Having a Baby"), you'll probably have a good time singing along to "Save it for Later," "Mirror in the Bathroom" and "Tenderness."

MS MR @ Rough Trade
Brooklyn pop act MS MR has a very catchy new single, "Painted," which teases their new album that's due out at some point this summer. More teasing should happen tonight.

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

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photo: Buzcocks at Webster Hall in 2014 (more by Greg Cristman)
Buzzcocks

photo: Trans Am at Baby's All Right in 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Trans Am

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

Buzzcocks, Residuels, Otherworldly Things @ Irving Plaza
One of the OG UK punk bands, Buzzcocks had pop smarts from the get-go with a string of classic singles. Pete Shelley and Steve Diggle are still at it, having released The Way last year, that doesn't fiddle with their formula. If you're going tonight, be sure to check out Philadelphia's Residuels who will likely appeal to Buzzcocks fans.

Trans Am, Zombi, Jonas Reinhardt @ Baby's All Right
Long-running DC-area trio Trans Am released their aptly-titled tenth full length Volume X last year, finding them still in the post-rock groove.

The Juan Maclean (live), Jay Green (DJ set), Shit Robot (DJ set) @ Cameo Gallery
While they're mainstays on the DJ circuit, it's been a long time since The Juan Maclean actually played live. To get back into the swing, they're doing a six-night Brooklyn residency, starting tonight with three shows at Cameo then next week at Union Pool.

Bob Saget @ Best Buy Theater
Known for being the face of ABC family programming in the '80s and '90s, comedian Bob Saget has successfully let his dark side emerge, earning a rep for being one of the most twisted joke-tellers in the business.

Prewar Yardsale, Penny Arcade, Duckspeak, Jeffrey Lewis, Zack Daniel, Jimmy McMillian, Dots Will Echo, Brooke Pridemore, Cannonball Statman, Kung Fu Luke @ Cake Shop
This show brings a bunch of musicians together to raise money for the people who lost their homes or business in the 2nd Ave East Village Fire.

Portland Cello Project (performs music of Elliott Smith), Erin & Her Cello, special guest Laura Gibson @ Le Poisson Rouge
Portland singer/songwriter Laura Gibson is known for a handful of collaborations, including with Colin Meloy, and also with the Portland Cello Project, who she'll be with tonight as they perform a set of Elliott Smith songs.

Johnny Aries, Radical Dads, Spirit Plate @ Rough Trade
Brooklyn's Radical Dads just released their third album but sadly will be disbanding, as life concerns take precedence. Specifically, every member of the band is soon to be a parent. Radical Dads (and Moms) indeed. Catch them while you can. Also on the bill: Johnny Aries of The Drums.

S.H.I.T., Vaaska, Party Plates, Ajax, Raid, special guests @ The Acheron
NYC punk/hardcore festival New York's Alright starts in proper tomorrow, but tonight's the pre-fest kickoff show with Toronto's S.H.I.T., Texas' Vaaska, Cleveland's Party Plates, a couple local bands and "special guests that may or may not be announced."

Jeff Beck, Tyler Bryant @ The Paramount
Guitar legend Jeff Beck (of The Yardbirds, The Jeff Beck Group and more) is in the midst of a multi-night NYC-area run with Jimmy Hall, who fronted the '70s southern rock band Wet Willie, on vocals.

Acrylics, Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson, Simon Doom, Glyph City @ Union Pool
Why, yes, it does seem like this lineup has been timewarped in from 2008 with both Acrylics and MBAR on the bill. It's a welcome return for duo The Acrylics who never quite reached their potential. Glad to see they're still around!

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

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BFF

Celebrating folk music from near and far, the Brooklyn Folk Festival showcases 30 bands, workshops, film screenings and contests. Daptone gospel group Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens, country blues and songster multi-instrumentalist Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton, folk legend and songwriter Michael Hurley, old-time fiddle and banjo player Bruce Molsky, fiddle player Frank Fairfield, and intergenerational anti-folk collaborators Peter Stampfel & Jeffrey Lewis are among the performers at this year's Festival, held from April 17-19th.

The seventh annual festival has sold out every year, its attendance growing each time, and has moved to its largest venue to date, St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church, in Brooklyn Heights. Its world-famous stained-glass windows will frame the stage. The Festival is a co-production of The Jalopy Theatre and Down Home Radio. The three-day event has grown each year. This year's partnership with St. Ann's allows for a main stage inside the church, and a second stage for workshops, film screenings and vendors.
Tickets for the 2015 Brooklyn Folk Festival are on sale now. Full schedule below...

Continue reading "Brooklyn Folk Festival 2015 lineup & schedule"

Lou Reed

The late Lou Reed would have been 73 today, and in honor of that there will be a tribute show in Ridgewood, Queens tonight (3/2) at Trans-Pecos with Jeffrey Lewis & the Jrams, The Brooklyn What, Franz Nicolay, Mark Perro (The Men), Casey Holford, Steve Espinola, Brook Pridemore, Tim Garrigan, Eleanor, Anton Sword, Pete Galub, The Pendulum Swings, Phoebe Novak, Ben Shepherd, Rosy Street, Yoni Gordon and Will Atkins. Tickets are $7 and all proceeds benefit Picture the Homeless.

It's not the first Lou tribute that Jeffrey Lewis is partaking in. Watch a video from his performance at the birthday celebration he organized for Lou last year, below...

Continue reading "Jeffrey Lewis, The Men's Mark Perro, Franz Nicolay & more playing Lou Reed birthday show tonight"

by Andrew Sacher

Diane Cluck
Diane Cluck

Folk singers Jeffrey Lewis and Diane Cluck are beginning a tour together at NYC's Nola Darling tonight (2/6) with The Spookfish. That's sold out, but a few tickets will be available at the door. They've also since tacked a second NYC date onto the end of the tour, an NYC Taper-presented show happening February 17 at Trans-Pecos with Kid in the Attic. Tickets for that one are on sale now.

Updated dates are listed, with a couple videos, below...

Continue reading "Jeffrey Lewis & Diane Cluck kicking off tour tonight, added second NYC show (updated dates)"

by Bill Pearis

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Jeffrey Lewis' terrific second album, It's the Ones Who've Cracked That the Light Shines Through, contains more than a few of his classics, like "Don't Let the Record Label Take You Out to Lunch" and "I Saw a Hippie on 8th Avenue." (You can stream it in full below.) It was released in 2003 on Rough Trade but is getting its first-ever vinyl release this year via Don Giovanni and will come with a bonus CD of 12 non-album tracks from the 2002-early 2004 era. That's the cover art to the bonus CD, above, and look for that later in 2015. He's also got a new issue of his comic, Fuff, which you can check out here.

In the more immediate future, Jeffrey Lewis will be playing live. A lot. On Saturday (1/10) at People's Voice Cafe, he'll be playing solo as part of a "Lewis Family" show with short sets from Jordan Carlos, Professor Louie, Josh Sol Lewis, Shayna Lewis and "more family folks." Then Jeffrey Lewis & the Jrams will play January 20 at Rough Trade with Seth Faergolzia and more TBA. It's his only full band show of the season and tickets go on sale today (1/7) at noon.

Then on January 30 at Jalopy in Red Hook, he and frequent collaborator Peter Stampfel will be reading through some new material as a duo. Additionally this month, Jeffrey will be taking part in a Lou Reed tribute happening at The Gutter on January 17 with Peter Stampfel, Sharkmuffin, The Brooklyn What and more.

In February, Jeffrey will be touring with Diane Cluck (who put out the excellent Boneset last year). That tour kicks off here in NYC at Nola Darling on 2/6 with The Spookfish also on the bill. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

You can also see Jeffrey Lewis at the 2015 Brooklyn Folk Festival, which goes down April 17 - 19 at St. Ann's Church. Lineup and ticket info are still to be announced.

All Jeffrey Lewis tour dates are listed, along with the album stream, below...

Continue reading "Jeffrey Lewis reissuing 2nd LP on vinyl via Don Giovanni, playing lots of NYC shows before tour w/ Diane Cluck (dates)"

Skinny Puppy @ Webster Hall, 2/14/2014 (more by Greg Cristman)
Skinny Puppy

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

Sebastien Tellier @ Bowery Ballroom
Fueled by recollections of his childhood, Sebastian Tellier's new album reimagines his youth as if he grew up in Brazil instead of France. Tropical heat and French cool have long been a winning combo and with flutes, strings and "bah bah" choruses, this coulda been released by Sergio Mendes (or Serge Gainsbourg) in 1975. Let's hope the live show is just as lush.

Skinny Puppy, Front Line Assembly, Haujobb, Youth Code @ Best Buy Theatre
A double-dose of OG industrial/EBM, Skinny Puppy and FLA have been making clamorous dance music since the '80s.

Blonde Redhead, Luke Temple @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
NYC indie greats Blonde Redhead have tackled dream pop, noise rock, synth pop and more in their 20+ year career, and returned this year with their ninth album, Barragán. Tonight's the third of three NYC shows on this tour, all with different openers. This one's got Here We Go Magic's Luke Temple.

Jeffrey Lewis, Schwervon!, American Anymen, Kung Fu Crime Wave @ Shea Stadium
Anti-folk great Jeffrey Lewis is a regular around NYC's local scene. Any chance to see him is a good one.

Say Anything, Saves The Day, Reggie & The Full Effect @ Irving Plaza
You may balk at the idea of seeing Say Anything and Saves the Day in 2014 (some of you may even balk at the idea of doing that ever), but if you do want to, there's no better tour to see than this. Saves the Day are playing their 15-year-old gamechanger Through Being Cool and Say Anything are playing their 10-year-old ...Is A Real Boy, an ambitious album from the usually-not-ambitious pop punk scene. This is night 1 of 2.

Elijah and The Moon, Brayton Bowman, Alex & Sierra, The Stationary Set, Heaven's Jail, Donn T, Mirel Wagner, Fort Lean, Born Cages, Bay Uno, Magic Man, Ski Lodge, Brett Harris, Michael Daves @ Rockwood Music Hall
It's a big Communion Club Night on all three stages at Rockwood Music Hall with some cool names including Sub Pop-signed folk singer Mirel Wagner, indie pop band Ski Lodge, folk rockers Heaven's Jail and more.

Bob Dylan @ Beacon Theatre
Bob Dylan undeniably changed the worlds of folk music and folk rock, and over half a century after the release of his first album he's still going strong. His 36th album is due out next year and right now he's on a tour which continues his five-night run at Beacon Theater tonight. Night 4.

Mindtroll, Thelma and The Sleaze, The Naked Heroes @ Cake Shop
Bad puns aside, Nashville trio Thelma and the Sleaze make killer riff-n-attitude rock n' roll.

Flogging Molly, The Mighty Stef, The Pasadena Band @ Capitol Theatre
Though you may be more in Christmas spirit than St. Patrick's Day spirit at the moment, that's no excuse not to sing drunken lullabies with Flogging Molly at The Cap tonight.

The Head and the Heart, PHOX @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Very popular Seattle folk-pop band The Head and the Heart bring their cheerful attitudes and whoa-oh choruses to a sold-out Hammerstein Ballroom tonight, well-matched with openers Phox.

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

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RSVP is open for the BrooklynVegan-curated Red Bull Sound Select show at Palisades with White Lung, Power Trip and Sick Feeling TONIGHT at MIDNIGHT. It's $3 at the door with RSVP and $10 without.

Tickets for the Johnny Marr shows at Gramercy Theater and Stone Pony go on sale today at 10 AM. Tickets for his MHOW show are still available.

Tickets for the Holy Ghost! show at Irving Plaza go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for The Head & The Heart's show at Hammerstein Ballroom go on sale today at 10 AM.

Every Time I Die and The Ghost Inside are playing Webster Hall on December 12. Tickets for that show go on sale today at 10 AM.

The UK's Circa Waves and the NYC-based but UK-beloved Public Access TV are playing Bowery Ballroom on October 22, part of CMJ. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Florida band Black Kids, who returned last year after taking some time off, will be in NYC to play Cameo on October 9. Tickets are on sale now.

Tickets for the Aimee Mann & Ted Leo Christmas shows at Town Hall, The Space at Westbury and Tarrytown go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Sloan show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Afghan Whigs' show at MHOW go on sale today at noon. Tickets for their Beacon Theatre show are still available.

Tickets for Deer Tick's six-night run at Brooklyn Bowl go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Electric Youth show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the newly-added third Interpol show at Terminal 5 go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Les Sins show at Verboten go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Ryan Adams shows at Hammerstein Ballroom go on sale today at 11 AM.

Tickets for the Frankie Cosmos and Porches. shows at Baby's All Right go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Tyler, The Creator shows at Starland Ballroom and Terminal 5 go on sale today at 3 PM and noon, respectively.

Tickets for the Leftover Crack show at SRB Brooklyn with Mutilation Rites and others are on sale now.

$5 tickets for The Blow's "Unplugged" residency at Union Pool are on sale now.

Tickets for the Deerhoof shows at Baby's All Right are on sale now.

Tickets for the Wampire and TOPS show at Baby's All Right are on sale now.

Tickets for the Pharmakon record release show at Palisades are on sale now.

Hank Wood and the Hammerheads and L.O.T.I.O.N. are playing Palisades on September 25 and October 25. 9/25 is with Ansazi and 10/25 is with Blazing Eye, Savageheads, Face the Rail and Ivy. Tickets for that 9/25 and tickets for 10/25 are on sale now.

Jeffrey Lewis & the Jrams, Shilpa Ray and Palberta are playing Palisades on October 4. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Brooklyn bluegrass band The Defibulators are performing The Kinks' 1971 album, Muswell Hillbillies, at The Bell House on September 24 with Dustbowl Revival. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Only Crime (featuring current and former members of Converge, Descendents, Black Flag, Modern Life Is War, Tegan & Sara and Good Riddance) are playing Saint Vitus on October 19 before The Fest. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Bayside are playing Saint Vitus on October 6, an even smaller venue than their already-small (and sold out) MHOW show with I Am the Avalanche happening two days earlier. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Aloe Blacc is playing Santos Party House on September 30. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone are playing BB King's on February 6, 2015. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

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

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Daniel and Jad
Jad & Daniel

Prolific cult artist Jad Fair released a collaborative album with Danielson, titled Solid Gold Heart, and you can stream the whole thing below. You can hear it live too, as Jad and Danielson will be touring together next month, including a show in NYC at Glasslands on September 12. Also playing that show is Don Fleming (who, among other things, spent time in Fair's old band Half Japanese), plus Jeffrey Lewis & Peter Stampfel. (Peter also plays NYC tonight [8/28].) Tickets are on sale now. Making this tour, and the Glasslands show in particular, all the more a family affair, longtime Jad Fair collaborator Kramer (whose label Shimmydisc released a lot of Fair's records) will be part of the ensemble.

This is one of four collaborative albums Fair is releasing this year as part of Joyful Noise Recordings' "Artist in Residence" series. The other three are with R. Stevie Moore, Teenage Fanclub's Norman Blake, and Strobe Talbot.

Half Japanese are also a week away from releasing their first album in 13 years, Overjoyed (due 9/2 via Joyful Noise), and you can stream that in full via Pitchfork.

Dates are listed, along with the Solid Gold Heart album stream, below...

Continue reading "Jad Fair releasing four collaborative LPs in 2014, including one w/ Danielson & they're touring together (dates, LP stream)"

by Andrew Sacher

Crazy

NYC's Crazy and the Brains have been playing around here for a while, making appearances at places like Sidewalk Cafe's Antifolk Festival and opening for Jeffrey Lewis. If either of those things ring a bell, you probably have an idea of what Crazy and the Brains sounds like, and if not, you can expect quirky folk punk/anti-folk that's smart, funny and very catchy. They're also one of the few rock bands with a xylophone player.

The band released their debut album, Let Me Go (which features a guest appearance from The Moldy Peaches' Adam Green), back in 2013, and this week they put out a new video for one of its tracks, "NYC." Check out that video, plus the video for the album's title track, below.

Crazy and the Brains will be celebrating the new "NYC" video with a video release show in NYC TONIGHT (5/16) at Shea Stadium with their pal Jeffrey Lewis, plus Heeney and L.A. Boobs. Admission is $8 at the door. Show flyer and set times below.

In June, the band will go on a tour which begins with a WFMU live appearance in Jersey City on 6/11. All of their dates are listed, with the videos, Shea show info, and more, below...

Continue reading "Crazy and the Brains made a new video, celebrating at Shea w/ Jeffrey Lewis tonight before tour (dates)"

Peter Stampfel

Folk rock veteran Peter Stampfel, of the Holy Modal Rounders and a frequent Jeffrey Lewis collaborator as of late, has signed to Don Giovanni Records (Screaming Females, Waxahatchee) to release his newest solo album, Better Than Expected, on April 22. Peter recently released the single, "NSA Man," which you can listen to below. That's the single's artwork above, designed by Faye Orlove (who did Potty Mouth's recent "Black and Studs" video). The album artwork is below.

Peter Stampfel and his band, The Brooklyn & Lower Manhattan Banjo Squadron, will celebrate the new record with a release show on April 24 at Mercury Lounge. Opening that show is Peter's pal Jeffrey Lewis and Jrams, the Bushwick Gospel Singers (featuring Peter's daughter Zoe), and Modern Hut, the solo project of Don Giovanni co-founder Joe Steinhardt. Tickets go on sale Friday (3/14) at noon. Show flyer, designed by Jeffrey Lewis, below.

Continue reading "Peter Stampfel releasing a new LP on Don Giovanni, playing release show w/ Jeffrey Lewis & others (song stream)"

Mikal Cronin at NXNE 2013 (more by David Andrako)
Mikal Cronin

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

Mikal Cronin, The Entrance Band, Nude Beach @ Webster Hall
Having released one of the year's most acclaimed guitar pop albums (MCII), Mikal Cronin returns to NYC for his biggest show yet. The show's also got The Entrance Band, Nude Beach and "Special Guests," and economically priced $15 tickets are still available. This'll be a good show.

Red Fang, Cancer Bats, The Shrine, Indian Handcrafts @ Bowery Ballroom
This four-band metal tour is more of a heavy riff-rock thing than the kind of music that is often referred to as "metal" these days, but if you're the kind of person that rocks out to this stuff, this show is unmissable.

Chuck Inglish, Kings Dead, Tayyib Ali @ SOB's
The Cool Kids aren't up to much at the moment, but member Chuck Inglish has been having a very busy year, popping up as a guest on multiple tracks and putting out a few of his own releases too, one of the more notable ones being his EP with Ab-Soul and Mac Miller. He's been out on the road with Kings Dead and Tayyib Ali and tonight they hit NYC.

Reggie Watts @ Irving Plaza
Comedian, musician, loop pedal guru, Comedy Bang! Bang! bandleader -- Reggie Watts is one of a kind. Tonight's show is sold out.

Leif Vollebekk @ Rockwood Music Hall
This underrated Canadian singer-songwriter released his most recent album, North Americana, at the start of this year in Canada (it comes out in the US on 1/28/14) and its folky charms will work especially well at an intimate venue like Rockwood.

The Hairs, The Teen Age, Magneta Lane, Weekender, Bluffing @ Pianos
Toronto trio Magneta Lane headline this all-around solid bill that also includes indiepop bands The Teen Age and The Hairs.

Bridget Everett @ Joe's Pub
While she's been previewing her new show "Rock Bottom," lately, Bridgett Everett's performance tonight is a "regular" show with her band The Tender Moments (which features Adam "Ad-Rock" Horowitz on bass).

Howth, Caged Animals, Jeffrey Lewis and the Rain @ Union Pool
Tonight is a belated record release show for superior Brooklyn indie pop band Caged Animals' new album, In the Land of Giants, which came out back in September. Jeffrey Lewis is not to be missed either.

Sebastian Blanck @ The Standard, East Village
Sebastian Blanck was once a member of Black Dice, but now he makes equally experimental music on his own, and you can catch him playing that music tonight.

ShowYouSuck, Caleb James, Freeze-Tag @ Baby's All Right
ShowYouSuck is one of the more notable up-and-comers in Chicago's thriving rap scene at the moment. He hasn't hit Chance the Rapper or Chief Keef status yet, but catch him while he's still small at Baby's All RIght tonight.

Big Terrific @ Cameo Gallery
Max Silvestri hosts the free weekly comedy show in the back of Williamsburg's Lovin' Cup. No word on who's playing tonight, but you can check Max's Twitter.

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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Lou Reed

The Lou Reed tributes keep coming. Two of them just happened, including the one at Rodeo Bar on Wednesday (11/20) and the one with Jeffrey Lewis, Dawn Landes, and others at the Jalopy Theatre last night (11/21). Now there will be another one at Bowery Electric this Sunday (11/24).

The show features a pretty big lineup, including no wave legend Arto Lindsay, Voidoids guitarist Ivan Julian, Patti Smith Band guitarist Lenny Kaye, TV on the Radio's Kyp Malone and Tunde Adebimpe, Lou Reed/Laurie Anderson/Marc Ribot collaborator Shahzad Ismaily, Light Asylum's Shannon Funchess, Grooms' Travis Johnson, People Get Ready's Steven Reker, The Vaccines' Justin Hayward-Young, Caged Animals, Drowners, Jeffrey Lewis, Kirin J. Callinan, Phantom Family Halo, Sam Mickens, and more, plus Hollis Brown performing VU's Loaded in its entirety.

Tickets for the show are on sale now, and all proceeds will benefit the Ali Forney Center, an organization "that works to protect LGBT youth from the harm of homelessness in the city." There will also be a pre-Thanksgiving food drive for Food Bank of NYC at the venue that night.

Full lineup below...

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Dawn Landes

Lou Reed tributes continue to happen and there are two notable ones in NYC on this week. Jeffrey Lewis, Dawn Landes (who has a new LP coming out), Kristin Andreassen and more TBA will be celebrating the music of the late NYC music legend at the Jalopy Theatre in Red Hook on Thursday (11/21). The night doubles as a benefit for victims of Typhoon Haiyan which devastated much of the Philippines earlier this month. It's a $10 suggested donation.

One day earlier (11/20) at the Rodeo Bar, such artists as Speed the Plough, King Missile's John S. Hall, Babe the Blue Ox, and lots more will be performing songs by Reed and telling stories and reciting lyrics. 9 PM - midnight, and it's free. You can check out the full line-up via the show poster, below...

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The Best Show may be ending for good after 13 years, but WFMU's record show, after being cancelled in 2012 due to Sandy, is alive again. The 2013 WFMU Record Fair takes place at NYC's Metropolitan Pavilion (125 West 18th Street) from Friday November 22 through Sunday November 24. Regular admission is just $7, but we've also got a $2 coupon you can use, so you have more left over to spend on some rare vinyl.

Live broadcasts and special events at this year's fair include a screening of Miss Pussycat & Quintron's film The Mystery in Old Bubblebath; a live presentation on flexidiscs; screenings of vintage punk live footage; and a live performance from Jeffrey Lewis and the Rain. Visit WFMU for a full listing on 2013 Record Fair events.

Jeffrey Lewis
Jeffrey Lewis

Quasi, the duo of former Heatmiser member Sam Coomes and Janet Weiss (of Wild Flag, Single Dynamite, Drumgasm, and previously of Sleater-Kinney and Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks), are going on tour this year, and it's been announced that NYC anti-folk regular Jeffrey Lewis will be coming along as support. As discussed, that tour hits NYC on October 13 at Knitting Factory and October 14 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets for those shows are still available.

All dates are listed, along with a couple videos, below...

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Jeffrey Lewis just put out a collaborative record with The Peter Stampfel Band but already has a new three-track 7" coming out on August 27 via Rough Trade. The title track is "WWPRD" which stands for "What Would Pussy Riot Do?" The always thoughtful Lewis muses about ethics and polics, saying Pussy Riot are true heroes who put their money where their mouth is: "The world needs punk rock heroes...bands who break through walls with speakers, not just try to sell you sneakers." You can watch video of him performing "WWPRD" live in London, below.

Lewis played one of the Summerscreen shows last month, and will play again in Brooklyn tonight (8/15) at Secret Project Robot. The show is final date on a short East Coast promotional tour for the book Gender & Sexuality For Beginners which Lewis illustrated and was written by Jaimee Garbacik. The latter will read excerpts from the book and the night also features The Best Thing Ever. The show is also a benefit for the ACLU.

Jeffrey Lewis will then head to the UK for the Reading and Leads festivals. All tour dates are listed, plus the live version of "WWPRD," below.

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Can't Hardly Wait

The SummerScreen 2013 film lineup was announced back in April, and today the music portion of the summer series was announced. Like every year, each Wednesday a movie is screened in McCarren Park following a performance by a local artist. And the whole thing is totally free.

The SummerScreen people write, "In case of rain, bands will be relocated to a nearby venue (usually 285 Kent Ave) with the same 6pm-sundown set times. We'll announce whether or not shows will be moved by 3pm on rainy days at toddpnyc.com."

This year's series begins on July 10 with a screening of Can't Hardly Wait and a performance by Jeffrey Lewis. Head below to browse the rest of the lineup...

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Jeffrey Lewis

The Jeffrey Lewis and Peter Stampfel Band have been playing NYC a lot lately, and they've got two more shows happening this month, which are CD release shows for their new album, Hey It's...The Jeffrey Lewis & Peter Stampfel Band which is out May 15. The first happens in Brooklyn on May 16 at Shea Stadium with The Everymen, The Brooklyn What, and Shellshag; and the second one happens the next day at The Bowery Electric (5/17) with Crazy & the Brains and Berth Control. Tickets for the Shea show are on sale now and admission for the Bowery Electric show is $8 at the door.

You can also catch Shellshag in NYC at one of their many upcoming shows. Those shows include Death by Audio this Friday (5/10) with Black Wine, Swearin', and comedians Dave Hill and Chris Gethard (who hosts the BV-curated Red Bull Sound Select show); May 18 at Mercury Lounge with JEFF the Brotherhood and Hunters (sold out); May 25 at Party Expo with Moira Scara; and Death by Audio on June 5 with Shell's brother's band Apogee Sound Club.

Shellshag and Apogee Sound Club also both hit Death by Audio again four days later with Big Eyes.

After their release shows, The Jeffrey Lewis & Peter Stampfel Band will head over to Europe for a number of shows, including one in London performing as Daniel Johnston's backing band. All dates are listed, along with a video from one of their recent Mercury Lounge shows, below...

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The 2013 edition of the Brooklyn Folk Festival starts a little earlier and in a new location this year, happening from April 19 - 21 at The Bell House and features, "the best in old-time string-band music, folk, blues, song writers, bluegrass, traditional Mexican, Irish and Balkan music, songwriters and much more!" The line-up for the 5th annual fest includes The Cactus Blossoms, Peter Stampfel and the Ether Frolic Mob, Jeffrey Lewis and many more. Tickets for individual shows and festival passes are on sale now, and the full day-by-day line-up is listed below.

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Tickets to see Mobb Deep with Waka Flocka Flame and Heems at Best Buy Theatre go on AEG Live presale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for The Specials at shows at The Paramount in Huntington, NY and The Stone Pony in Asbury Park go on venue (Paramount) and Live Nation (Stone Pony) presale today at 10 AM. Tickets for their Pier 26 show are on sale now.

Tickets for The Appleseed Cast show at the Delancey on Saturday (4/13) are on sale now.

Tickets for the Geoff Rickly and John Nolan show at Saint Vitus are on sale now.

Tickets for the CocoRosie show at The Paper Box are on sale now.

He's My Brother, She's My Sister, Jeffrey Lewis & the Rain, and Beach Day are playing Music Hall of Williamsburg on May 4. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Field Report were added as an opener to Stornoway's previously discussed Music Hall of Williamsburg (5/6) show. No opener announced yet for Stornoway's Maxwell's (5/3) show. Tickets for Maxwell's and MHOW are still available.

Team Spirit (who played a BV SXSW party) were added to the Peace (who also played a BV SXSW party) show at Mercury Lounge. Tickets for that show are still available.

Roc Marciano was added to the TNGHT show at Webster Hall (4/17). Tickets for that show are still available.

Haleek Maul is playing Glasslands on August 22. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Groundislava is playing Glasslands on May 30 with Fur. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Listen to Groundislava's remix of Miguel's "Adorn" below.

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Danielson at Knitting Factory in 2010 (more by Ben Lozovsky)
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As mentioned, Jeffrey Lewis added a fourth show to his Mercury Lounge residency with Peter Stampfel, which happens this Sunday (3/31) (tickets), and before he heads out on his European tour in April, he'll play another NYC gig. This one's especially exciting because it's with Danielson Famile, who haven't played together in a pretty long time (Danielson has played without the Famile more recently though). Welcome Wagon is also on that bill and tickets are on sale now. It's one of two announced Danielson Famile dates, the other being in Philly at Union Transfer (4/15) a day earlier with Deerhoof and People Get Ready.

Daniel Smith will be DJing the Wovenhand show at Littlefield on April 12 (tickets). Wovenhand (David Eugene Edwards of 16 Horsepower) are signed to Danielson's Sounds Familyre label.

Updated Jeffrey Lewis dates are listed, along with a spotify stream of Danielson's 2006 album, Ships, below...

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Molina Tribute

Weary Engine Blues is the title of a forthcoming benefit album that pays tribute to Jason Molina who died last week. It will be released by Graveface Records and artists contributing Molina covers include Mark Kozelek, Will Oldham, Allo Darlin', Scout Niblett, John Vanderslice, Jeffrey Lewis, Damien Jurado, Jonathan Meiburg (Sheerwater), Hospital Ships, Wave Pictures, and more. The album will be out April 24 and proceeds will go to help medical and funeral costs for Molina's family. Preorder it here. It comes with a screen print by William Schaff which you can see below, along with a note from Schaff as well.

You can stream Kozelek's contribution, "It's Easier Now," below.

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