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photo: Steve Earle @ Austin's Paramount Theater in 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)

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

Steve Earle, Nikki Lane @ City Winery
There's a lot of the Earle family at City Winery this month. While he's got some shows with his son, Justin, as well, Steve is on his own tonight. Nikki Lane opens.

Diamond Terrifier, Michael Beharie, Don De Vore, Drooids, Folklords, Weird Mirror @ Trans-Pecos
Diamond Terrifier, the a solo sax/electronic project from Z's Sam Hillmer, headlines this night of experimental/improvisational music. This is a free show (one drink minimum).

Ask Me Another w/ George Takei @ Bell House
Former Starship Enterprise helmsman and current holder of very powerful Twitter and Facebook accounts, George Takei takes part in this WNYC comedy game show. Sold out.

Aparna Nancherla, Josh Gondelman, Naomi Ekperigin @ Union Hall
This show is called "An Evening of Comedy With Two People Whose Faces Look Weird As One Face." The two faces in question are Aparna Nancherla and Josh Gondelman, and Naomi Ekperigin rounds out the bill.

Denitia and Sene, StringsNskins, Geek Session @ Brooklyn Bowl
Brooklyn duo Denitia and Sene are one of the many recent bands existing somewhere between indie pop and R&B, and they do it well. They continue to become staples of the local scene, and tonight's their first show of the new year.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac feat. Kurt Braunohler, Claudia Cogan, Kevin Avery, Hari Kondabolu, Josh Rabinowitz, Erin Jackson @ Littlefield
All aboard Wyatt Cenac's weekly comedy cavalcade! Tonight's edition is especially stacked with Kurt Braunohler (who used to co-host "Hot Tub" on the same night and stage), Hari Kondabolu and lots lots more.

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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by Arielle Gordon

Brooklyn Comedy Festival

We just wrote about the Sixth Annual Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, and here's another comedy festival and this one hits next week: The Brooklyn Comedy Festival. It's being held at a variety of venues in the general Williamsburg area from August 19 - 24.

According to the festival organizers, it will include a mix of sketch, improv, and standup and features some strong local comedians, such as Chris Gethard (who traveled to Lollapalooza with us just a week ago), The Lucas Bros., Dan St. Germaine, Calise Hawkins, Mike Lawrence, Nimesh Patel, and more. Schedule is at the BCF website and full performer list and show dates are listed below.

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Happy (almost) Hanukkah! It begins tomorrow night (Saturday, 12/8) and in addition to gathering 'round the table for dreidels to play with and latkes to eat, there are plenty of events in NYC that you can attend to celebrate. Jesse Zook Mann and Evan Kleinman's film, Punk Jews, is premiering in NYC next week, and there are a bunch of shows like the Sephardic Music Festival, Matisyahu's 'Festival of Light' show at Terminal 5, and many others. And of course Yo La Tengo play all eight nights of Hanukkah at Maxwell's in Hoboken (12/8-15). YLT always bring out interesting guests to open these shows, but more on that soon (meanwhile leave your guesses in the comments).

In addition to the previously announced Hanukkah shows, there's also a comedy show at UCB East on Saturday (12/8). The show is dubbed Mark Spitz's Hanukkah Spectacularah and the event description reads:

What's a Spectacularah? It's like a Christmas special, but for Jews! Well, it's not just for Jews, but it's certainly not for Nazis . There will be characters, prizes, drinking games, and - most importantly - Jews performing stand up comedy!
The lineup includes Barry Rothbart (The Tonight Show, Conan), Josh Rabinowitz (Just For Laughs), Adam Newman (John Oliver's NY Stand Up Show), and Adam Lowitt (Just For Laughs, John Oliver's NY Stand Up Show, The Daily Show) and Mark Spitz is hosting. Tickets are on sale now.

Matisyahu just released a new video for his new Hanukkah song. Check that out below...

Continue reading "Hanukkah begins this weekend (Yo La Tengo, Matisyahu, Sephardic Music Festival, stand up comedy & more)"

Deer Tick (more by Tim Griffin)
Deer Tick

As part of SummerStage 2012, Red Hook Park in Brooklyn will host free shows for a week in June including, AraabMUZIK, Das Racist, Deer Tick, and a Comedy Central showcase featuring Hannibal Buress, Kevin Barnett, and Josh Rabintowitz. Check out the full schedule below...

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