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photo: Eleanor Friedberger in Austin in 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Eleanor Friedberger, Katie Von Schleicher @ Pianos
With a new label and a New View (her first LP for Frenchkiss, due in February), Eleanor Friedberger is playing two small NYC shows this week to give folks a taste of what's to come. Tonight's the first.

Mortuary Drape, Revenge, Omnizide, Kill, the Howling Wind @ Saint Vitus (Martyrdoom)
It's the second to last night of the Martyrdoom festival at Saint Vitus with influential Italian black metal band Mortuary Drape, Canadian war metallers Revenge, and more.

Marina and The Diamonds, Christine and the Queens @ Terminal 5
It's a double dose of synthpop and "and the"'s at Terminal 5 tonight and tomorrow. We especially think it's worth showing up early for Christine and the Queens, whose new album (which features Perfume Genius) is very good.

Buddy Guy, Tom Hambridge @ B.B. King's
Born in Louisiana but schooled on Chicago Blues as part of Muddy Waters' band in the '60s, where he was also a house musician for Chess Records. A true legend.

Joe Budden, Tsu Surf, G Young @ Highline Ballroom
Slaughterhouse's Joe Budden returned last month with a new solo album, All Love Lost, which features Jadakiss, Marsha Ambrosius and more, and production from Araabmuzik, Boi-1da and more.

Izzy True, Arm Candy, Modern Hut, Trace Mountains @ Silent Barn
This show is headlined by local songwriter Izzy True, who recently signed to Don Giovanni, and also features Don GIovanni head Joe Steinhardt's Modern Hut project, local punks Arm Candy, and Trace Mountains (Dave from LVL UP).

Whiplash w/ Judd Apatow @ UCB Chelsea
Leo Allen and Aparna Nancherla host UCB's long-running "Whiplash" which almost always features a few well-known comedians making surprise appearances. Tonight it's Judd Apatow, who has a big NY Comedy Fest show later in the week, and tonight he promises a "lengthy set."

Mike Birbiglia @ Union Hall
Mike plays joints about 30 times bigger than Union Hall these days, but he continues try new material at these "Working it Out" shows. Sold out, natch.

Michael Ian Black, Josh Gondelman @ Union Hall
After Birbiglia's show, it's another high-profile comedian: Michael Ian Black of The State and Wet Hot American Summer. Also sold out.

Night Train with Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
All aboard Wyatt Cenac's weekly comedy cavalcade featuring Ian Abramson, Langston Kerman, Matthew Broussard, Shalewa Sharpe, Andrew Michaan, and Sonia Denis.

Ask Me Another w/ host Faith Salie, feat. Taran Killam from SNL @ The Bell House
Another in NPR's "Ask Me Another" live quiz show tapings, tonight features SNL's Taran Killam.

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For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.


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As recently mentioned, new Brooklyn venue The Wick (260 Meserole St) is now open. They've already got some shows announced (like an Unsound Festival show this week), and here's more (all hip hop).

Styles P of The Lox (who just played NYC with Action Bronson) plays on April 29 with Funkmaster Flex, Chris Rivers, The Incomparable Shakespeare and Fame. Tickets are on sale.

Cam'ron, who also plays Terminal 5 (5/31) with A-Trak, plays his own show at The Wick sooner on May 7. You can get tickets.

BoomTrap plays the venue on May 13 (tickets), followed by Barrel Brothers on May 27 (tickets), and then Smokey Robotic on June 13 (tickets).

And finally, Joe Budden, whose group Slaughterhouse play Best Buy Theater on 4/26, plays his own show at The Wick later on June 14 with Sonnie Carson and Incomparable Shakespeare. Tickets for that one are available too.

Kendrick Lamar at Roseland in February (more by Dylan Johnson)
Kendrick Lamar

We recently posted that the Hot 97 Summer Jam "Festival Village" lineup (aka the side stage in the parking lot), which features Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, A$AP Ferg, Smoke DZA, Bodega Bamz, Troy Ave, and more. And now the main stage lineup, which goes down inside of MetLife Stadium on June 2 has been announced, and that one's looking pretty good too. It's got Kendrick Lamar and A$AP Rocky, who both quickly graduated from the side stage that they played last year (but for obvious reasons), in addition to Miguel, Wu-Tang Clan, Fabolous, Wale, 2 Chainz, Joe Budden, French Montana, and, sigh, Chris Brown. Tickets for the whole festival (main stage and "Festival Village" included) are still available. Hopefully no headliners drop off this year.

This show is one of a few that Kendrick Lamar is doing in the NYC-area this year, including his Downtown Music Festival show at Capitale on May 10 with the rest of the Black Hippy crew (Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, and Jay Rock) joining him, plus support from Fat Tony. Tickets for that one are still available. Then he plays NYC festival Governors Ball on June 8.

Miguel was originally on Governors Ball too, but dropped off. He, Kendrick, 2 Chainz and A$AP Rocky will also be festival-mates later this year at Jay-Z's Philly festival, Made In America in August, which also includes Beyonce, Queens of the Stone Age, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, Solange, and others. Tickets for that festival are still available.

Meanwhile, A$AP Rocky has many other tour dates too, including NYC-area dates on May 4 and 5 at Barclays Center with Rihanna (both sold out), and on August 2 at PNC Bank Arts Center, August 6 at Jones Beach, and August 8 at Comcast Theatre with Wiz Khalifa, Joey Bada$$, Rockie Fresh, Smoke DZA, and others. Tickets for those shows are still available.

Videos of Kendrick and Rocky on last year's Summer Jam parking lot stage below...

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Pusha T
Pusha T

Fabolous plans to release his first album since 2009, Loso's Way 2: Rise to Power, at some point this year, and he's got a NYC show coming up on April 26 at BB King's with Pusha T. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (3/22) at noon. Towards the end of last year, Fabolous and Pusha T collaborated on the track "Life Is So Exciting," which you can watch the video for below. Pusha also recently dropped a free mixtape, Wrath of Caine.

That Fabolous/Pusha T track is from Fabolous' 2012 mixtape, which also featured fellow NYC/NJ area rapper Joe Budden, and Budden has an upcoming show too. He plays with a live band on April 30 at Highline Ballroom. Tickets for that show (including a VIP meet & greet) are on sale now.

Another long-running NYC-area rapper, Styles P, is playing a show on April 15 at BB King's with special guests. That show is a record release party for his new album, Float, which was produced entirely by Scram Jones and is due out April 20.

Much weirder NYC rapper Beans (who is no longer in Anti-Pop Consortium) plays The Bowery Electric on April 18 with Bryant K., Uumans, and Mike Pride's from Bacteria to Boys. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

A huge '90s Hip Hop Revival' show is going down on Friday (3/22) at Public Assembly with a number of classic NYC groups and rappers like The Beatnuts, Jeru the Damaja, Rah Digga, Nature, King Just, Lord Digga, and many more. Full lineup and more info HERE.

Let's shift our focus to the West Coast for a bit to mention that Too $hort is playing NYC on May 2 at Stage 48 with Greedy, Reggie Mills, and We Are NJ. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Andre Nickatina is playing Santos Party House on May 22 with Roach Gigz and Mumbls. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Curren$y at SXSW 2012 (more by Ryan Muir)

Now onto Southern rappers. Curren$y plays NYC on May 10 at BB King's. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Curren$y recently released the free mixtape, New Jet City.

Florida rapper SpaceGhostPurrp and the Raider Klan play Santos Party House on Monday (3/25). Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Killer Mike plays previously discussed shows at Public Assembly on Wednesday (3/20) (you can only get into that one through Scion A/V's contest), NYU on March 27 with Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire and Cakes da Killa, and has an upcoming tour with Big Boi which hits NYC on Brooklyn Bowl on April 24 (general admission sold out, but $100 VIP tickets still available) and June 20 at Prospect Park. He was on Letterman last night (3/18) with El-P and Scar to perform "Untitled" from his 2012 LP, R.A.P. Music. Check out a video of that performance below.

And lastly, Hot 97 Summer Jam is returning to MetLife Stadium on June 2. Lineup is TBA but tickets are on presale now (password: "ACCESS") and general on-sale starts April 12 at 10 AM.

Videos below...

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by Andrew Sacher

T.I. at SXSW 2012 (more by Ryan Muir)

T.I. resurfaced at the tail-end of 2012 with Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head, a solid comeback album and a great reminder of who's actually responsible for Trap in a year when people think it's a new genre. You can stream six of its tracks, including party banger "Ball" and the Andre 3000-featuring album highlight "Sorry," below.

Back in December, T.I. came to NYC for a show at Best Buy Theater with A$AP Rocky (who we just played Public Assembly), and he'll be returning to that venue for a show with Joe Budden on March 7. Tickets for that show are on sale now. It's part of Metro PC's 5th anniversary of their "5 Boro Takeover Tour," which also includes tonight's (2/26) Kendrick Lamar shows at Roseland and the Alicia Keys/Miguel shows.

The Best Buy Theater show is T.I.'s only announced date that we're aware of at the moment. Song streams below...

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Gucci Mane at the last (?) Pool Party (more by Chris Doss)
Gucci Mane

Rapper Gucci Mane has been ordered to undergo psychiatric tests, following an Atlanta court appearance on a charge he violated terms of his probation. Radric Davis, the rapper's real name, appeared before Fulton County Superior Court Judge John Goger on Monday. Davis' attorney, Michael Holmes, filed a special plea of mental incompetency on behalf of Davis, who has battled drug problems in the past. The rapper was sent to Anchor Hospital, a 111-bed psychiatric and chemical dependency treatment facility in Atlanta. Records show Davis has been in the Fulton County Jail at least five times since 2005 on drug, aggravated assault and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charges. His court appearance stemmed from a November altercation. [AP]
It also hasn't been the greatest of days for Gucci Mane's protege Wacka Flocka Flame, who surrendered to the police in connection with drugs and weapons charges. Wacka Flocka Flame's "No Hands" currently sits at #4 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip Hop Chart.

As previously mentioned, Questlove never rests, and in addition to all of his upcoming DJ gigs we just posted, you can also catch him this Friday, 1/7, at BB King's with special guest Rakim.

Also coming up at BB King's: Ice Cube.

SOB's hosts Joe Budden on on January 23rd.

Those on the West Coast can catch Joe, along with Crooked I, Joell Ortiz and Royce Da 5'9" on Saturday, April 2, 2011, as Slaughterhouse have been added to the the sixth annual Paid Dues Festival along with Black Star, Immortal Technique and Murs. Slaughterhouse will drop a six song EP on E1 next month.

And last but not least, two humourous Kanye West-related videos are making the rounds, and you can watch both of them, below...

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