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

Gramercy Arms @ Rough Trade
A NYC indie rock supergroup fronted by Dave Derby (The Dambuilders) and also featuring Sean Eden (Luna) and Kevin March (Shudder to Think, GbV), Gramercy Arms just released their second album, The Seasons of Love. It's loaded '70s singer-songwriter vibes (think Todd Rundgren or Harry Nilsson) plus a load of guests, including Derby's old Dambuilders bandmate Joan "As Policewoman" Wasser, Tanya Donnelly, Matthew Caws, Letters to Cleo frontperson Kay Hanley and more. Tonight's the record release show and you need to buy a copy of the album to get into the show (one CD or LP gets two people in).

The Cult @ The Paramount
Goths-turned-rawkers The Cult bring their mystic riffs -- and hits like "Fire Woman," "Love Removal Machine" and "She Sells Sanctuary" -- to Long Island tonight.

Chloe Sunshine, Rey Pila, Wild Ones, Dark Rift, Johnny Lewis @ Pianos
Mexico City band Rey Pila will soon be on tour with Interpol, playing large rooms on the West Coast. First, though, they have an August residency at Pianos, this being your second chance to see them.

Jody Porter (of Fountains of Wayne), David Milone, Boy Morgan @ Bowery Electric
Jody Porter is a guitar-pop vet, having logged time in The Belltower (with Britta Phillips) and Fountains of Wayne. On his own, things lean a little more psych. Tonight's show, part of a residency, also features onetime Radio 4 singer/guitarist David Milone and talented, '60s-loving group Boy Morgan.

Tori Amos @ Beacon Theatre
Since the early '90s Tori Amos has moved between alternative-tinged piano pop, trip hop, orchestral music and more. On this year's Unrepentant Geraldines she's in a piano pop mode that's somewhat of a return to form. This is her first of two Beacon Theatre shows on her current tour supporting the new LP.

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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Conor Oberst in Chicago in May (more by James Richards IV)
Conor Oberst

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

Conor Oberst, Dawes @ Central Park Summerstage
The brains behind the beloved Bright Eyes and multiple other projects throughout his lengthy and prolific career, Conor Oberst is now back in solo mode with a new folk-oriented record, Upside Down Mountain.

Chain and the Gang, Ed Schrader's Music Beat @ Baby's All Right
Ian Svenonius' current outfit Chain & the Gang recently released new LP, Minimal Rock n' Roll and, while it purposefully lacks production flourishes, it's got no shortage of style and attitude. (Those have been Svenonius' calling cards since the start.) They play tonight with Baltimore party starters Ed Schrader's Music Beat.

Power Trip, Mammoth Grinder, Ajax @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Power Trip more than do justice to thrash metal's early, raw days, keeping the genre's hardcore roots intact. Great live band too. This is their second of two NYC shows this week.

DJ Dog Dick, King Concubine, Eric Copeland, Fluct, Robot Death Beech Creeps @ Shea Stadium
This is night three of the high-concept, six-Brooklyn-venues-in-six-nights "Bushwick Small World Tour" headlined by the Black Dice frontman.

Jody Porter, John Gallagher Jr., Ionia, Coastgaard @ Bowery Electric
Jody Porter is a guitar-pop vet, having logged time in The Belltower (with Britta Phillips) and Fountains of Wayne. On his own, things lean a little more psych. Also performing is John Gallagher Jr who you may know from HBO's The Newsroom (if you watched that).

Kodomo, ohnomoon, Kodacrome, Varick @ Glasslands
IDM producer Kodomo (aka Emmy award winning TV, movie & video game soundtrack composer Chris Child) teams with synth pop artist Kodacrome (who he recently remixed) for a joint record release party tonight.

Naomi Shelton & Gospel Queens @ Rough Trade
Like others on the Daptone label, Naomi Shelton is a veteran performer with newfound success in the retro soul/funk world thanks to recent exposure. She has a new album out today and celebrates with this free in-store. Daptone DJs at doors.

The Kooks, CLARA-NOVA @ Terminal 5
British pop rockers The Kooks will return with their fourth album, Listen, this September. Ahead of that they play two sold out NYC shows, this being the second.

Tom Keifer @ B.B. King Blues Club
Tom Keifer, frontman for '80s-era glam metal band Cinderall, released his debut solo album last year and tonight he'll play songs off that plus classics from his main band.

Seth Herzog's SWEET @ The Slipper Room
Seth Herzog's long-running comedy show tonight features the Sasheer Zamata (SNL), Myq Kaplan, Max Silvestri and more.

Here's a toughie if you're on Long Island tonight: Get sensitive with a 3 Doors Down acoustic set or party under the sun with Sugar Ray and Smash Mouth. How does anyone choose?!

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

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Father John Misty / Andrew WK & Matt Sweeney
Petty Fest 2012
Petty Fest 2012

Petty Fest returned to NYC last night (10/24) at Webster Hall for a night of Tom Petty covers with a huge lineup of contributors backed by The Cabin Down Below Band. Cyndi Lauper, Fred Armisen, John McEnroe and Alia Shawkat were surprise guests. Nicole Atkins, Nick Zinner, and Josh Lattanzi teamed up for "Mary Jane's Last Dance," Father John Misty (who also played his second of two sold out shows in NYC last night and will be back at Webster Hall in January) did "Learning To Fly" and "I Won't Back Down," Har Mar Superstar did "Don't Do Me Like That," Andrew WK & Matt Sweeney did "Listen To Her Heart," Albert Hammond Jr. did "I Need To Know" (Fab played the show too), Caveman (who just played our day party and team up with Albert for a show again this Friday) did "Don't Come Around Here," plus a whole lot more.

More pictures from the Jameson-sponsored benefit show (all money went to Sweet Relief), and the setlist, below...

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Petty Fest

We haven't completely compared what was announced a month ago, to what the current lineup is, but this is who is playing Petty Fest at Webster Hall Wednesday (10/24):

The Cabin Down Below Band
With Special Guest Stars: Karen Elson, Justin Townes Earle, Father John Misty, Adam Green, Nicole Atkins, Jesse Malin, Sammy James Jr. of Mooney Suzuki, Cory Chisel & Adriel Denae, Steve Schiltz of Hurricane Bells, Ryan Miller of Guster, Har Mar Superstar, Devendra Banhart, Johnny T, Andrew W.K., Matt Sweeney, Danny Clinch & The Tangiers Blues Band, Justin Long, Petter Ericson Stakee of Alberta Cross, Delta Spirit, Caveman, Mikki James, Jody Porter of Fountains Of Wayne and many many more surprise guests!
AND:
100% of Ticket Proceeds To Benefit Sweet Relief Music Fund & The Musicians Cancer Fund

Brought To You By The Best Fest, Makers of Dylan Fest & Stones Fest
Artists and line-up subject to change without notice

Tickets are still on sale.

Dylan Fest

At this point, you know the deal and the general cast of characters, but this year Dylan Fest, a tribute to the music of Bob Dylan, will go down over two nights at Irving Plaza in NYC:

Featuring: The Cabin Down Below Band And Starring: Adam Green, Fabrizio Moretti of The Strokes, Nicole Atkins, Ryan Miller of Guster, Cory Chisel, Boz Scaggs, Jason Sudeikis, Will Forte, Kristen Wiig, Christopher Chu of POP ETC, Petter Ericson Stakee of Alberta Cross, Tyson Ritter of All American Rejects, Jody Porter of Fountains of Wayne, Danny Clinch and the Tangiers Blues Band, Sammy James, Jr. of the Mooney Suzuki, Justin Long, Johnny T, Jamie Burke, Steve Schiltz of Hurricane Bells, Jack Dishel of Only Son, Antony Ellis of Five O'Clock Heroes, Adriel Harris and many, many, more...
Tickets for the May 24 & 25 shows are on sale.

In related news, Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan was released in January in support of Amnesty International.

Wildflower

Petty Fest is returning to NYC this October, though unlike previous years, this year there will be "Two Nights To Get Drunk And Celebrate The Songs Of Tom Petty." The fest is taking place October 5 at Music Hall of Williamsburg and October 6 at Bowery Ballroom. The fest is (almost) the same lineup of musicians that usually get together for things like this, like Norah Jones, Nicole Atkins, Jesse Malin, Sammy James Jr. (The Mooney Suzuki), Jody Porter (Fountains of Wayne), Tad Kubler of The Hold Steady, Josh Lattanzi of The Lemonheads, and others. Interesting additions inclue Har Mar Superstar and Jonny Corndawg. I hope they do a duet. And of course there will be "surprise guests". Tickets for both nights go on sale Thursday (9/1) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (8/31) at noon. $2 from each ticket will be donated to Doctors Without Borders.

Jonny Corndawg meanwhile will also be in NYC TONIGHT (8/30) for his record release show at Union Pool.

Full Petty Fest lineup, flier, and a recent video of Neko Case and My Morning Jacket covering "Stop Dragging My Heart Around" together, below...

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