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photo: Mr. Twin Sister @ Bowery Ballroom (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Mr Twin Sister

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

Grimes, Nicole Dollanganger @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Grimes' new album Art Angels is in some ways a natural progression from Visions but it also explores a ton of new ground. It's great stuff and it sounds like it's gonna be very fun live. Opening is Nicole Dollanganger, who Grimes recently signed to her new label.

The Weeknd, Banks, Travi$ Scott @ Barclays Center
The Weeknd is bigger than ever -- perhaps you've heard "Can't Feel My Face" in a car or a bar or a party or just about anywhere else -- and tonight he plays his third of four NYC-area arena shows.

Antibalas, Raja Kassis's HUMANBEING, Lee Fields, Will Holland @ Brooklyn Bowl
Brooklyn afrobeat band Antibalas continue their Brooklyn Bowl residency tonight. Each show has different openers, and this one includes soul great Lee Fields (going strong since the '60s) and more.

Hudson Mohawke, The-Dream, Nick Hook, Kitty Cash, Matt FX, Hiyawatha @ Webster Hall
Scottish beatmaker Hudson Mohawke has been having a very fruitful career, as a quality solo artist, one half of the duo TNGHT, and a contributor to more than one Kanye West album. Tonight's special guest is R&B singer The-Dream, who's also busy with both solo material and co-writing for other musicians (like Beyonce, Rihanna, Ciara and more).

Turquoise Jeep, Oxymorrons, Pants Velour, Kosha Dillz, DJ Buzy @ Marlin Room at Webster Hall
This is quite a diverse rap show, with YouTube sensations Turquoise Jeep, other artists on the novelty side (Pants Velour and Kosha Dillz), and '90s-inspired Queens crew Oxymorrons.

Chris Gethard: Career Suicide, Joe Rumrill @ Union Hall
Chris Gethard does another of his Career Suicide shows, which focus on "suicide, alcoholism, and all the other funniest parts of life." Tonight's guest is another standup comedian, Joe Rumrill.

!!! (chk chk chk), Stereolad, Eaters @ Bowery Ballroom
!!! (chk chk chk) are always fun live but coming off their strongest record in a while -- this year's As If -- tonight's show should be especially good. Note: Stereolad is actually most of !!! playing as a Stereolab cover band. Electronic duo Eaters open.

Antibalas, Lee Fields @ Brooklyn Bowl
This is the final show of Antibalas' four-week residency at Brooklyn Bowl with the great Lee Fields as special guest.

Mr. Twin Sister, Ava Luna & special guest @ Cameo Gallery
Only four more nights of Cameo left and this one should be pretty good, with Mr. Twin Sister and their friends Ava Luna as well. Perhaps we'll get a string section tonight? Any guesses on who the Very Special Guests are?

Wesley Stace's Cabinet of Wonders, Advance Base, Jami Attenberg, Tanya Donelly, Jon Glaser, Steven Page, Will Sheff (of Okkervil River), Bobby Tisdale @ City Winery
It's the November edition of Wesley Stace's variety show Cabinet of Wonders, with a pretty great lineup, including onetime Throwing Muses / Belly singer and guitarist Tanya Donelly, Okkervil River's Will Sheff, comedians Jon Glaser and Bobby Tisdale, and more.

LODRO, Dead Stars, Zuli @ Living Room
Brooklyn's dark, moody LODRO have an album in the can that still awaits release. Get a preview tonight, with '90s indie rock torchbearers Dead Stars on the bill as well

Joan As Police Woman, Domino Kirke, Chime Wisely @ Manhattan Inn
Joan Wasser's most recent album as Joan as Policewoman was last year's The Classic. She's got a new project called 2001 as well, but find out what's cookin' tonight. Free show though there's a $10 suggested donation.

Diane Coffee, Boulevards @ Mercury Lounge
Diane Coffee, aka Foxygen drummer Shaun Fleming, released his new album, Everybody’'s A Good Dog, earlier this year and it takes aim at 1973, squashing Bowie, Elton John, The Stones, Todd Rundgren and a giant bag of glitter into his theatrical worldview.

Beech Creeps, Heaven's Gate, Conduit @ Silent Barn
It's a noisy night at Silent Barn with dissonant Beech Creeps and the shoegazy rock of Heaven's Gate.

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

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photo: Rachael Pazdan at The Hum in October (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Rachael Pazdan, who started her own concert promotion company called Hyponocraft, has been a fixture in the NYC music scene for a while. Her most notable endeavors include starting The Hum music series, which just wrapped up its October installment (check out pictures), and At The Inn (ditto). Both of those series took place at Brooklyn's Manhattan Inn (632 Manhattan Ave), the same venue that Rachael has just been named the new booker of (or "talent buyer" as they say in the biz).

The Hypnocraft-presented shows begin this month, and it looks like she already has some cool stuff coming up. On Sunday (11/8) there's a Stevie Wonder tribute with EMEFE, Kendra Morris and more; a show with Ryan Seaton, Indigo Street + Shahzad Ismaily and more on Nov 16; one with Joan As Police Woman on Nov 18; a Nina Simone tribute on Nov 22 with Nick Hakim, Xenia Rubinos and more; and an Invisible Familiars show on Nov 23 with Superhuman Happiness. Show posters for the November calendar and most of those individual shows can be found below.

Rachael's new position should continue to bring many talented women to Manhattan Inn, which was something 'The Hum' specifically focused on. As she told Brightest Young Things, "I started seeing concerts almost every night of the week and realized there was a huge gender gap in the live music scene. It was the reverse gender gap that existed in dance. As a woman, I think I was curious about that and why it existed. The more I thought about it, the more I wanted to see a night of all women musicians." Mashable put out a mini-doc on The Hum this week. it talks about how it began and the impact it's had. You can watch that below.

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Laura Jane Grace w/ Against Me in Chicago, 2014 (more by Jeff Ryand)

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

Laura Jane Grace @ City Winery
Laura Jane Grace has been up to a lot lately, including fronting one of the most vital punk bands around (Against Me!), covering The Replacements with Miley Cyrus & Joan Jett, and producing the new Worriers record. The whole AM! crew will be here for a free show in June, but tonight you can see Laura in solo mode.

Gracie, Blonde Elvis, Shark?, Gingerlys @ Palisades
Jesse James Laderoute is a maintstay in the quirkier side of Toronto's music scene, having played drums for Slim Twig, collaborated with Ell V Gore, and his own band Young Mother. His current concern is Blonde Elvis who make off-kilter glam somewhere between Brian Eno and Pulp. This is an all-around good bill with Shark?'s '90s-ish indie rock and jangly shoegazers Gingerlys.

Computer Magic, Heavenly Beat, Nicholas Nicholas, Double Trouble Double Dragon DJs @ Riis Park Beach Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar had it's final night last night, but the folks behind just opened Riis Park Beach Bazaar this weekend in the Rockaways. There's shopping, yummy food options, beverages, and live music. Today's entertainment (which starts at 2 PM) features synthpop act Computer Magic, and the breezy pop of Heavenly Beat.

Mary Epworth @ Living Room
Mary Epworth is, at this point, known mostly for being the sister of producer Paul Epworth (who has worked with Adele, Florence & the Machine, Bloc Party and more). That may change as her 2012 debut album, Dream Life, gets a very belated US release this week. Her blend of baroque pop and West Coast folky psychedelia is appealing.

Domino Kirke, Joan As Police Woman @ Baby's All Right
Domino Kirke has been performing in NYC for a good while now, and for her new EP Independent Channel she's collaborated with Here We Go Magic's Luke Temple. She's doing a Mondays at Baby's residency and tonight is especially notable as it's with Joan as Police Woman.

It's Memorial Day and there are a few other options, such as free concerts in Greenwood Cemetery and the NY Philharmonic at The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine. Whatever you do, have a safe, fun holiday.

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

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Patti Smith in Austin in 2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
Patti Smith

As previously mentioned, the "40th + 2 Anniversary" of Nuggets -- the essential 1972 garage rock compilation put together by Elektra Records founder Jac Holzman and Patti Smith Group guitarist Lenny Kaye -- is being celebrated this year with multiple shows at NYC's City Winery. Most have passed, but the next (and last, for now at least) happens August 31. The lineup has been expanded since we last spoke, and it's pretty exciting. In addition to Lenny Kaye and his Patti Smith Group bandmate Tony Shanahan, Patti Smith herself will be appearing, as well as Joan As Police Woman, Jesse Malin and more. Tickets for the show are still available.

Patti has other live appearances coming up too, including Riot Fest Chicago. In NYC, Patti and her daughter Jesse will take part in a Nico-themed performance at FIAF Florence Gould Hall on October 2, which is part of the Crossing the Line Festival. Here's the details:

Killer Road is a sound exploration of the tragic death of Nico, Velvet Underground vocalist and 60s icon, while riding her bike on the island of Ibiza in the summer of 1988. A hypnotic meditation on the idea of perpetual motion and the cycle of life and death, the live performance features Patti Smith lending her unique voice to the last poems written by the artist. Soundwalk Collective uses a travel log of field recordings and samples of Nico's signature instrument, the harmonium, to create a magnetic soundscape.
Tickets for that at are on sale now. All Patti Smith dates are listed below.

In other news, Patti reviewed Japanese author Haruki Murakami's new novel Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage for the NY Times. Here's an excerpt:

I had a vague premonition this book would be rooted in common human experience, less up my alley than the alien textures woven throughout "The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle." Yet I also sensed strange notes forming, coiling within a small wound that would not heal. Whichever aspect of himself Murakami drew from in order to create "Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage," it lies somewhere among the stones of his mystical labors.
Read the rest here.

Joan as Police Woman has European dates coming up after the 'Nuggets' show. Those are listed, with the video for this year's "Holy City" single and the list of Patti's dates, below...

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by Bill Pearis


Antony and Rufus Wainwright cohort and onetime Damnbuilder, Joan Wasser will release her fourth album as Joan as Policewoman on March 11. Titled The Classic, it finds her in classic (and classy) R&B mode. "I'm in the best place I've ever been in my life," Joan says in the record's press release and you get that listening to The Classic, which contains some of her most ebullient songs yet, including singles "Holy City" and the album's title track, both of which feature help from Reggie Watts. Videos for both are below.

Joan is about to go on a lengthy tour which will be bookended by shows in Brooklyn. Wednesday, March 5 she'll play a sold-out show at Union Pool and on the return she'll play Rough Trade on May 6. Tickets to the Rough Trade show go on sale Friday (2/28) at noon.

All tour dates are listed, along with the stream and video, below...

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Arto Lindsay
Arto Lindsay

Arto Lindsay of legendary no wave group DNA, The Lounge Lizards, and pursuer of an impressive solo career, will be performing material from throughout his career in NYC TONIGHT (11/30) at the New Museum. Tickets for the show ($12 for members, $15 for non-members) are available.

Speaking of no wave legends, Lydia Lunch (Teenage Jesus and the Jerks), who played Knitting Factory earlier this month will be playing with her band Big Sexy Noise in NYC on December 17 at Bowery Electric with "Caught on Tape" duo Thurston Moore/John Moloney. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

For Thurston Moore and John Moloney, the Bowery Electric show is part of a short December northeast tour that the duo will be on, which also includes the previously discussed Brooklyn show at Union Pool on December 11 with Speedy Ortiz and Lone Wolf. All of their dates are listed below.

In other related news, Thurston's ex-wife/Sonic Youth bandmate Kim Gordon, who will guest at the upcoming, sold-out Dinosaur Jr. You're Living All Over Me show at T5, will also be a guest with John Cale (of the Velvet Underground) when he does a tribute to Nico at BAM on January 16 at the Peter Jay Sharp Building. Other guests at that show include Mark Lanegan, Sharon Van Etten, Magnetic Fields, Joan as Police Woman, Peaches, Nick Franglen, and Meshell Ndegocello. Tickets for that show are available. It's one of two shows that John Cale is doing for the BAM Next Wave festival.

A list of all Thurston Moore/John Moloney dates and some videos, below.

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