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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Baroness @ Rough Trade (2 PM) and Saint Vitus (8 PM)
Baroness followed up 2012's massive double album Yellow & Green with their shortest album yet, Purple. It sounds like a culmination of just about everything they've done so far, and if you're a longtime fan you're pretty much guaranteed to like it. Today they play an afternoon in-store at Rough Trade (you had to buy the album from the Rough Trade store and get a wristband) and a sold-out night show at Saint Vitus.
Long Beard, Fraternal Twin, Catholic Easter Colors, 100%, Tim Woulfe @ Silent Barn
Earlier this year, Long Beard released their debut album, Sleepwalker, a very solid mix of slowcore, indie folk, dream pop and more. Tonight's their first of three Brooklyn shows before the year ends.
Invisible Familiars @ Ace Hotel
New York singer songwriter Jared Samuel, who has played with Martha Wainwright, Sharon Jones, Cibo Matto and Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger to name a few, makes his own quirky, poppy and danceable music as Invisible Familiars. This is part of his December residency which happens every Sunday this month at Ace Hotel.
Darlene Love @ B.B. King's
As star of one of the greatest holiday albums ever made -- A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector -- Darlene love Christmas shows are always full of joy and good cheer.
The Macaulay Culkin Show @ Shea Stadium
It's the two-year anniversary of Brett Davis and Sally Burtnick's comedy show The Macaulay Culkin Show (which has nothing to do with the Home Alone star), and they're celebrating with guest JD Amato, Colin Burgess, John Early, Conner O'Malley, Jacqueline Novak and more.
Los Lobos @ City Winery
Legendary LA band Los Lobos begin their now-annual holiday run at City Winery tonight.
Starlee Kine, Jon Ronson, Sasheer Zamata, Aparna Nancherla, Todd Barry, Dave Hill, Jon Glaser, Maeve Higgins, David Cross @ The Bell House
This sold-out comedy fundraiser is a benefit for UNICEF, with proceeds going to children in Syria. A great lineup of talent awaits those with tickets.
The Great Christmas Mind Fuck Hosted by Taylor Moore and Jo Firestone @ Union Hall
Meanwhile over at Union Hall it's "Comedians and performers from all walks of life join together for the sole purpose of messing with your brain." An insane cavalcade of performers include Taylor Moore, Jo Firestone, Brett Davis, Ana Fabrega, Cole Escola, Aparna Nancherla, Bobby Tisdale, Mary Houlihan, Noah Forman, Lorelei Ramirez, Anna Drezen, Dru Johnston, Joel Kim Booster, Gary Richardson, Ike Ufomadu, Langan Kingsley, Danny Groh, Drennen Quin, Carmen Christopher, Matt Dennie, Bowen Yang, Anthony Oberbeck, Matt Rogers, Joey Dundale, Andrew Tisher, Sam Taggart, Michael Wolf, Megan Doherty, Reka Shankar, Zach Cherry, Nicole Pasquale, Evan Altshuler, Cory Palmer, and Dan Glaser.
Cheap Date Holiday Extravaganza feat. Frank Conniff, Aparna Nancherla, Brandon Scott Wolf, Kerry Coddett & more @ Union Hall
Later tonight at Union Hall it's a holiday edition of Cheap Date, featuring MST3K alum Frank "TV's Frank" Conniff, Aparna Nancherla (who is busy today) and more.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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Brooklyn duo Beacon are playing a show at Bowery Ballroom on February 11. Tickets go on sale today at noon.
Local rockers Nude Beach play Union Pool this Saturday (11/14) with Savoy Motel, Fur Helmet and Eyes of Love. Tickets are available.
Swans guitarist Norman Westberg already has a release show for his new solo album happening Sunday (11/15) at Union Pool, and he since added another happening Saturday (11/14) at Bar Matchless with Wharton Tiers Ensemble, Western Estates and Faith NY. Tickets at door.
Indie pop bands Expert Alterations, EZTV, and Mercury Girls play Cake Shop on December 19 with DJ Drew Citron (of Beverly). Tickets are on sale.
Emo bands Free Throw, Young and Heartless and Daisyhead play Cake Shop on January 10. Tickets are on sale.
Brooklyn rap staple Jean Grae has a talk show at Union Hall, with editions happening November 24, December 12 and Dec 22 with different guests (like Wyatt Cenac and John Hodgman) each night. More info and tickets here.
Comedian Chris Gethard does his 'Career Suicide' shows again on November 18 and December 21 at Union Pool. The 11/18 show is with Joe Rumrill and the guest for 12/21 is still TBA. Tickets are on sale.
Zs member Sam Hillmer also plays as Diamond Terrifier, and has free shows every Monday of November at Trans-Pecos. The first was earlier this week. More info on each one here.
Portland, OR folk singer Johanna Warren, Maryland post-hardcore band Two Inch Astronaut, Jonah Furman (frontman of the now-defunct Krill) and Thelma play a Sunday matinee at Palisades on November 22. Tickets are available.
Skronky local punks Pill play Palisades (11/22) that night with Courtship Ritual, Winkie, The Naked Heroes and Plaque. Tickets are available.
Local DIY-pop artists Adult Mom, Fern Mayo, Vagabon and Long Neck (aka Lily of Jawbreaker Reunion) play Palisades on November 28. Tickets are on sale.
There's a Nothing Changes party happening December 7 at Saint Vitus with Consumer Electronics, Yellow Tears, Alberich and Copley Medal. Tickets are on sale.
Brooklyn's krauty indie rockers Grooms are playing Palisades on December 5 with Solvey (aka Jessica Zambri of Zambri) and Drawing Boards. Tickets are on sale.
Pile frontman Rick and his Exploding In Sound labelmate Bad History Month play Palisades on December 18 with Soft Fangs and Cave Cricket. Tickets are on sale.
There's a big ska show with The Slackers, The Pietasters, The Snails and Sammy Kay and the Fast Four happening December 19 at Irving Plaza. Tickets are on sale.
Slackers keyboardist/vocalist Vic Ruggiero also has five solo shows at Grand Victory in December: Dec 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. Different openers each night. More info and tickets here.
Escort, the 15-piece disco orchestra, play Brooklyn Bowl on December 18. Tickets are on sale now.
Amy Helm, the daughter of The Band's Levon Helm and who has played with Roger Waters, plays Brooklyn Bowl on January 14. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Soulful singer Gabriel Garzón-Montano, who sings on the new Drake album, plays Baby's All Right on December 18. Tickets are on sale now.
Comedians Starlee Kine, Jon Ronson, Sasheer Zamata, Aparna Nancherla, Todd Barry, Dave Hill, Jon Glaser, Maeve Higgins and more will perform at a benefit for UNICEF's Syrian children relief which happens at The Bell House on December 20. Tickets are on sale.
More benefits: Ted Alexandro, The Lucas Brothers, Hasan Minhaj, Sasheer Zamata, Seaton Smith, Michelle Wolf, Giulia Rozzi, Will Miles, Kenny DeForest, Clark Jones are all performing at The Bell House on November 18 with proceeds going to Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign. Tickets are available.
The "Landlady Holiday Spectacular" happens at The Bell House on December 6 with Nels Cline, Eli Paperboy Reed, Cassandra Jenkins, Nick Hakim, Erica Eso, Big Thief, The Danny Fisher-Lochhead Ensemble, Gemma, Jeff Curtin and His Magic Theremin, Angelica Bess, Sarah Pedinotti and more. Tickets are on sale.
Electronic dance artist Tiga performs at Output on November 28. Tickets are on sale.
Nineties dance music vet John Digweed plays Output on December 29. Tickets are on sale.
DJs/producers/remixers the Martinez Brothers spin at Verboten on November 25 with wAFF and Filsonik B2B Jesse Calosso. Tickets are on sale.
Multitalented R&B artist Meshell Ndegeocello plays Le Poisson Rouge on February 20. Tickets are on sale now.
Saratoga Springs' finest band, The Figgs, play their annual NYC holiday show at Bowery Electric on December 11 with Doug Gillard on the bill as well. Tickets are on sale now.
House music DJ/producer/remixer extraordinaire Todd Terry spins at Bowery Electric December 23. Tickets are on sale.
English folk rock vets The Strawbs play BB King Blues Club on May 10. Tickets are on sale now.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
Wesley Stace (who used to go by his stage name John Wesley Harding, but is now using his real name) is set to release a new album, Self-Titled, on September 7 via Yep Rec Records. Two of the songs on the album -- "Stare at the Sun" and "When I Knew" -- were co-written by Wesley for Eleanor Friedberger's Personal Record, and they appear here in alternate versions. You can stream those versions, along with the album tracklist, below.
Wesley will also be taking his Cabinet of Wonders variety show on tour this year. The tour begins in NYC on September 13 at City Winery for a show that includes Decemberists side project Black Prairie, Janeane Garofalo, Keren Ann, Jim Lauderdale, Jon Mooallem, and Jon Ronson. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
The tour also hits City Winery again on October 18 and November 22. Ticket info and the full list of performers are forthcoming for those two. You can check City Winery's site for updates.
All tour dates are listed, along with the song streams and tracklist, below...
Eugene Mirman and Wyatt Cenac are already playing a Hurricane Sandy Relief benefit at The Bell House on November 25 for a special edition of Pretty Good Friends, and Jonathan Ames is doing one on Monday (11/12) at Union Hall, and now the three of them will be teaming up for a different benefit show with Stephin Merritt (The Magnetic Fields), Sarah Vowell, Jonathan Frazen, Gail Collins, John Oliver, and Jon Ronson at Symphony Space's Peter Jay Sharp Theatre on December 7. The show is presented 826NYC and dubbed, "'Rants and Other Suggestions,' a very special evening of readings, performances, and music." Eugene Mirman and Sarah Vowell will be handling hosting duties and the others will be performing. Tickets will be available at the Symphony Space website and all proceeds will benefit 826NYC's writing lab for New York City students.