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Grand Resort @ Sound Bites Series 2014 (more by Chris La Putt)
Grand Resort

Mentioned briefly before, The Slackgaze zine is throwing a three-day festival in Bushwick this weekend (June 20 - 22) at 94 Evergreen Ave dubbed "Slackfest" with 50 or so bands, mostly local, playing. It kicks off today (6/20) at 3 PM, with such bands as Honduras, Sharkmuffin, Gingerlys, Life Size Maps, ONWE and loads more, and bands playing Saturday (6/21) and Sunday (6/22) include Turnip King, Grand Resort, Hippy, Haybaby, Arm Candy and more. One band you would think that would be playing Slackfest but isn't: Total Slacker.

The fest goes 3 PM - 2 AM daily, and is all ages. Tickets are $10 each day or you can buy a $20 pass that gets you into the whole thing. Full lineup and flyer below...

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The Notwist at Webster Hall in 2008 (more by Tim Griffin)
The Notwist

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

The Notwist, Jel (from Themselves/13 & God) @ Webster Hall
German band The Notwist released Closer to the Glass, their first album in five years, back in February which found them still melting glitchy electronics and krauty indie rock together with skill.

Turnip King, Kissing Is A Crime, Idiot Son, Bronko Lelich @ Baby's All Right
Baby's All Right hosts free shows on Mondays, and tonight's line-up is solid as an indie rock, with Sea Cliff, Long Island's Turnip King headlining. While we're on the subject of Baby's All Right, their delicious/deady Pink Baby frozen cocktails are only a buck during happy hour (5 - 8 PM) every day during June.

Rich Homie Quan, Jon Connor, Ty Dolla $ign, Troy Ave, Lil Bibby, August Alsina, Jarren Benton, Vic Mensa, Kevin Gates @ Best Buy Theater
It's the XXL 2014 Freshman Class' NYC showcase tonight with some great upcoming names including Rich Homie Quan, Ty Dolla $ign, Troy Ave, Vic Mensa, Kevin Gates and more.

Robot Death Kites, Wooden Indian Burial Ground, Hex Net, Adult Dude @ Death by Audio
Masked and screaming, Robot Death Kites are a Yuppie Death Nightmare on their new casette, which you can stream below. Adult Dude make good Dinosaur Jr/Superchunk style rock and are worth catching too.

Peter Murphy, Ringo Deathstarr @ Irving Plaza
Peter Murphy just released his new album, Lion, which was produced by Youth of Killing Joke and, as the title might imply, is a little wilder than we've heard the former Bauhaus singer be in a while. Lion definitely roars. Tonight's show is opened by superior shoegaze trio Ringo Deathstarr who roar, too.

IAMSU, Phony PPL @ MHOW
This Converse Rubber Tracks Live show is free as long as you RSVPed (but entry is still first come, first served) and is headlined by upcoming West Coast rapper IAMSU.

Life Size Maps, The Veda Rays, Council, How Sad, Aly Tadros @ Pianos
This show is part of the New Music Seminar (not that you noticed), featuring a nice array of local talent, including underappreciated synth-rock band Life Size Maps.

The Orwells @ Rough Trade
Chicago's The Orwells just released their second album, Disgraceland, and are celebrating that tonight. To get into the show you need to have bought the album at Rough Trade before the show. There's a TBA afterparty too.

Ed Askew, Abhay Singh @ Manhattan Inn (FREE)
Ed Askew is nothing short of a legend in folk music. His '60s material lives up today and lucky for us he is currently a very active musician. Any chance to see him is one worth taking.

Trickstar, Rivergazer, Benjamin Shepherd, Issac Gillespie & Ian Davis Duo @ Palisades
Rivergazer is the project of Kevin Farrant, who you may know as the guitarist in Porches, though this is a little poppier than that band. Show's at Palisades (906 Broadway in Brooklyn) and admission is $5 at the door. Stream a track below.

John Hodgman @ Union Hall
Erudite author, actor, Daily Show correspondent, comedian and general bon vivant John Hodgman hosts another of his Secret Society shows at Union Hall. Advance tickets are sold out, but there may be a few at the door if you get there early.

The Kondabolu Brothers, Todd Barry, Adam Cayton-Holland, John Early, Allison Leiby, Ramon Rivas II @ Littlefield
The Kondabolu Brothers guest host Night Train tonight (Wyatt Cenac is elsewhere this week), with a strong lineup of funny guests.

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by Bill Pearis

Yvette
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Well I hope everyone had a lovely holiday. Apart from going to see The Wolf of Wall Street with my parents (something I strongly advise against unless your parents are Abel Ferrara or something) mine was great, thanks. With New Year's on a Wednesday and not everyone back to the grind, things are still a little slow around here so I thought I'd revive This Week in Indie (or something like it) just this once, as there are some notable shows this weekend that don't necessarily have tours attached to them.

Yvette have been around for a couple years now, honing their brand of goth/industrial mechanics. The duo dropped Process back in November on God Mode (the label co-run by former P4K/Voice writer Nick Sylvester who also bashes the kit for Mr. Dream) and it's a pummelling, intense listen. (Check it out on Rdio.) You also get the sense that its foreboding clank will be magnified live, which seems to have been the case for their opening slot at Factory Floor a couple weeks ago.

You can see for yourself when Yvette play >Glasslands on Friday (1/3) with Christines and Future Punx, making for an all-around recommended show. Christines is the new band from Andy of Woven Bones which shares zero in common with his old band apart from fuzz pedals. This is more in the stratosphere-scraping shoegaze, not unlike late-'90s Swervedriver. No recordings released yet but definitely excited to see them live. Future Punx, the new project from ex-Fergus & Geronimo's Jason Kelly, draw inspiration from early, hyperactive new wave like Oingo Boingo, Devo, and Wall of Voodoo. They're a lot of fun.

UPDATE: due to Friday's predicted single-digit temperatures, tonight's Glasslands show is postponed till 2/21. All tickets honored.

Other Friday shows: Neon Indian will be DJing at Cameo headlining a bill that also features sets from Joel Ford (Ford & Lopatin) and Heathered Pearls (tix); it's a garage-y show at Union Pool with Hector's Pets, Dirty Fences, and A Rex & J Rex; it would be hard to resist heading to Brooklyn Night Bazaar to catch Swearin', Cymbals Eat Guitars, Porcelain Raft and Low Fat Getting High (it is a free show); and The Everymen, The Brooklyn What and a bunch more bands will be paying tribute to the late Lou Reed at The Gutter with proceeds going to The Ali Forney Center which provides shelter for homeless LGBTQ youth (more info).

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Boston's Bent Shapes will be in town at Glasslands on Saturday (1/4), opening for Gospels and Rumors. I'm not sure what a scrappy indiepop band are doing on a bill with two much more commercial-oriented bands, but that doesn't diminish the many charms of Bent Shapes' Feels Weird which adds a welcome dose of angularity, muscle and attitude to the band's jangly, jaunty tunes. They were great when they played the Sound Bites Series (which I curate) back in August.

Other Saturday shows of note: as I wrote earlier today, I'm a big fan of Los Angeles' Colleen Green who makes low-fi Ramones-y pop and plays Death by Audio with Cassie Ramone, Xray Eyeballs and more; and CT noiseniks Magik Markers will be celebrating the release of their new album at Union Pool with fellow caucophists Degreaser and Lushes (tix).

And on Sunday (1/5) you can head to Mercury Lounge for a double-dose of local dreampop with Autodrone and Mahogany, plus local post-punk band Kissing Is A Crime and Highly Suspect.

Flyers for some of the shows mentioned in this post are below...

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Mutilation Rites @ Saint Vitus in November (more by Caroline Harrison)
Mutilation Rites

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Mutilation Rites, Subjugation, Sacrificial Massacre @ Acheron
Brooklyn black metal favs Mutilation Rites may be getting well-deserved attention these days -- they'll be playing Maryland Deathfest this year -- but they still put in time as regulars on the NYC circuit. They'll be joined by primitive and brutal Milwuakeeans Sacrificial Massacre and Subjugation and NYC's Syphilitic Lust for a filthy 2014 black metal kickoff.

Thurston Moore, Daniel Carter, Samara Lubelski, Nate Wooley, Ryan Sawyer @ The Stone
Sonic Youth/Chelsea Light Moving guitar destroyer Thurston Moore continues his residency at The Stone tonight. The 8 PM show is with Samara Lubelski and Nate Wooley, and then the 10 PM show adds Daniel Carter and Ryan Sawyer the mix.

Living Colour @ Brooklyn Bowl
NYC rock vets of 30 years, Living Colour broke down racial barriers with their late-'80s/early-'90s albums Vivid and Time's Up. Having spent most of 2013 touring their 1988 debut, expect a well-honed show -- and hits like "Cult of Personality" and "Funny Vibe."

Friend Roulette, Life Size Maps, Slavve, Iyez @ Glasslands
Perhaps NYC's only pop band to feature a full-time clarinet player, Friend Roulette will release their new EP, Grow Younger, in February. You can stream a track from that below.

Turnip King, Drag Ur World, Bluffing, Kissing is a Crime @ Silent Barn
A solid bill of DIY-centric guitar pop, headlined by Sea Cliff, Long Island's Turnup King -- powerpop duo Bluffing and Kissing Is A Crime are worth checking out too.

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

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Factory Floor
Factory Floor
Chumped

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Chumped, PUP, Slothrust, Alarms and Controls, Slow Warm Death @ Death By Audio (BV/EIS-Presents)
We at BrooklynVegan are teaming up with our friends at Exploding In Sound Records to present this punk holiday party at Death by Audio tonight. The lineup's got the poppy punk of Chumped, Toronto's new SideOneDummy signees PUP, bluesy rockers Slothrust, Dischord Records "supergroup" Alarms and Controls (mems. of Circus Lupus, The Crownhate Ruin, etc), and Brooklyn garage punks Slow Warm Death (fronted by John Galm of Snowing). Doors open at 7 PM, first band's on at 8, and admission is $8. Hope to see you there!

Factory Floor @ 285 Kent Avenue
After four years of teasing us with singles and EPs, UK trio Factory Floor finally released their self-titled debut album this year. Like their other work, it's rooted in Detroit techno and acid, but with a stark, post-punk outlook. Live, don't expect an exact representation of the album -- the band rip up their songs live, with live drums and electronics played on the fly.

Fred Falke, Starsmith, Friendly Greg @ Le Poisson Rouge
French house mainstay Fred Falke has been very active as of late after finally getting his debut LP in 2011 after years of singles. He returns to NYC to headline Le Poisson Rouge tonight and guests are promised.

Cass McCombs, Arbouretum @ Bowery Ballroom
The talented and prolific singer-songwriter dipped his toes into Americana on his sprawling, 22-track album Big Wheel and Other. Add to that his two albums from 2011, lets hope he can make room for a few older songs too.

Girl Unit, Eprom, Grenier @ Glasslands
Kelis's new labelmate Girl Unit makes stabbing dance beats with big, heavy synths, and he should be able to get the dancefloor moving tonight.

Thalia Zedek, O13 @ Mercury Lounge
Thalia Zedek got back with her old band Come this year, but she's still kicking as a solo artist, and her own material is very worthy as well.

Surkin, Canblaster, Beto Cravioto, Travmatic @ Output
Parisian producers Surkin and Canblaster teamed up earlier this year for a banger of a track, "Stronger." It sounded destined to be a hit in the clubs, and we'll likely find out how true that is tonight. You can watch the video for that track below.

Von Shakes, Grand Cousin, Kissing Is A Crime, Captain Baby @ Shea Stadium
Brooklyn's Kissing Is A Crime is one of the city's better new post-punk bands, and they've been playing a lot lately but if you haven't caught them yet, now's another chance.

The Shrine, Natur, Dirty Fences, Iron Force @ The Acheron
The Shrine have been on the road with Red Fang for a tour which hit Bowery Ballroom last night, but tonight the heavy retro riff-rockers headline their own, smaller show at Brooklyn punk/metal venue Acheron. Support is good (and likeminded) too, so get there early.

Au Revoir Simone (DJ set), Brian Russ (from Backwords), The Hairs @ The Flat
This is a launch party for Issue #1 of soda magazine Fizz Navigator. In addition to sets from The Hairs and Backwords' Brian Russ, Au Revoir Simone will spin tunes, soda cocktails will be served and everyone gets a copy of the first issue of the magazine.

Max Bemis, Matt Pryor (of The Get Up Kids), Sherri Dupree, Perma, Merriment @ The Studio at Webster Hall
There's a bunch of artists on this bill, but our performer of choice is Matt Pryor, who fronts The Get Up Kids but has been focusing on his solo career lately, having released a solid rock-oriented album Wrist Slitter and a collaborative EP with TGUK's James Dewees this fall. Sold out.

Pop. 1280, Ukiah Drag, Herzog Rising, Nick Klein @ Trans-Pecos
Fans of the dark, noisy, and gothy shouldn't miss this show at Todd P's new venue Trans Pecos (915 Wyckoff Ave, aka the old Silent Barn space). Pop. 1280 and Herzog Rising are local faves, and Ukiah Drag, fresh off a tour with the likeminded Destruction Unit, should be great too.

The Sadies, The Ribeye Brothers @ Union Hall
Canadian band The Sadies have been making twangy rock for nearly 20 years, with this year's Internal Sounds being the band's 16th album.

Peter Stampfel, Daniel Bachman, Ralph E. White, Colby Nathan @ Union Pool
Cult-folk enthusiasts, take note. This bill is stacked with Holy Modal Rounder and Jeffrey Lewis collaborator Peter Stampfel, American Primitivism guitar great Daniel Bachman, Austin's avant-country singer Ralph E. White, and his noisy freak-folk tourmate, Colby Nathan.

Nick Kroll @ The Capitol Theatre
Comedian and TV star Nick Kroll performs tonight, with some good opening acts too -- Mike Birbiglia and Michael Ian Black.

Wilsen, Monogold, The Canon Logic, ARMS @ Glasslands
The folky Wilsen have played local shows with Basia Bulat and Lia Ices, and if you're into those artists, you'll probably find something to like in Wilsen too. Openers ARMS play around NYC a lot too, and are also worth catching.

Bridget Everett @ Joe's Pub
While she's been previewing her new show "Rock Bottom," lately, Bridgett Everett's performance tonight is a "regular" show with her band The Tender Moments (which features Adam "Ad-Rock" Horowitz on bass).

Magneta Lane, Annie Activator, Incircles, The Breaking Sounds @ The Grand Victory
This underrated, long-running Canadian trio play their second of two NYC shows this week. Grand Victory -- itself underrated -- will be a cool place to see them.

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My Bloody Valentine's stage at Hammerstein last night (via Colby Conor)
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Morbid Angel at BB King's in 2012 (more by Jonathan McPhail)
Morbid Angel

Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

My Bloody Valentine, DIIV @ Hammerstein Ballroom
The shoegaze legends play the final show on their 2013 world tour tonight, their second of two NYC shows, to remind people how it's done. Expect most of the "hits," and intense light show and a medium-length (but still crushingly loud) "You Made Me Realize." Tickets are still available.

Elvis Costello @ The Capitol Theatre
Power pop pioneer/all-around great songwriter Elvis Costello is fresh off a collaborative album and show with The Roots, but this month he's back to the solo format for a tour that hits The Capitol Theatre twice this week. This is night 2.

Hippy, Kissing Is A Crime, The Teen Age, Bluffing @ Cameo Gallery
It's an all-Brooklyn indie pop lineup with four quality bands. Check out a track from Bluffing below.

Night Beats, Golden Animals @ Mercury Lounge
If you like garage psych rock with a little swagger to it, Seattle trio Night Beats do it better than most. Their new album, Sonic Bloom (out on Austin Psych Fest label Reverberation Appreciation Society), is a good listen. Tonight's show was supposed to be with RAS labemates Golden Animals but they had to cancel, so The Mystery Lights are playing instead.

Dave Davies @ City Winery
Ray's brother, Kinks guitarist, fuzz-tone pioneer, and writer of some good songs in his own right, this lesser-known Davies is back at City Winery and tickets are still available.

John Fogerty @ Beacon Theatre
Rock legend John Fogerty has over four decades of music, including countless swamp rock classics penned during his time in Creedence Clearwater Revival like "Fortunate Son," "Bad Moon Rising," "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" and tons more that you'll likely hear tonight, his first of three Beacon Theatre shows this week.

Morbid Angel, Jotunheim, Vadimvon, Winter Nights @ Irving Plaza
Morbid Angel are playing their death metal classic Covenant in full on this tour. Covenant is one of the only death metal albums to ever see a major label release, and it's arguably the finest specimen the genre has to offer. Worth overlooking Morbid Angel's recent missteps to catch.

The Slow Death, GSD, Hot Shot @ Coco66
Pretty Boy Thorson (real name Jesse Thorson) spent the '00s making country punk with his band The Falling Angels, and now he's fronting The Slow Death, who drop the "country" but keep the "songwriter punk" element, resulting in raw, anthemic jams. The Minneapolis band are currently on a US tour, which hits NYC tonight. And like a zillion other good punk bands, Mikey Erg is on drums. Stream their recently released album, No Heaven, below.

Ken South Rock, Beasty, Vomitface @ Union Pool
Brooklyn/Tokyo rockers opened for Peelander-Z on Halloween, and they sound like a band who would appeal to Peelander fans for more reasons than a shared home country. Check out a video below.

Rhyton, Ancient Ocean, Mako Sica, Colomboid @ Death By Audio
The Thrill Jockey-signed Rhyton make a kind of spacey psychedelia that should appeal to people who dig non-Phish-style jam bands.

Deptford Goth, Solar Year @ Mercury Lounge
Love James Blake and The xx but don't like seeing them in cavernous rooms? You might want to try Deptford Goth, who makes similarly soulful downtempo electro. Tonight's the UK musician's first-ever North American show.

Dylan Fest @ Bowery Ballroom
The annual Dylan Fest returns for its second of two nights at Bowery Ballroom tonight. The show will feature Bob Dylan classics performed by a number of musicians, including members of Black Keys, The Hold Steady, Heartless Bastards, The Mooney Suzuki, and more.

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

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Bill Callahan at the Allen Room in 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Bill Callahan
Goblin

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Goblin, Secret Chiefs 3 @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
It's a show that almost no one thought they'd ever see on North American shores: Italian prog rockers Goblin, whose soundtrack from Dario Argento's Suspiria is a undisputed classic. Tonight's show sold out but there are still tickets for Webster Hall tomorrow.

The New Yorker Festival
The annual compendium of erudite discussions and other fun stuff concludes tonight. Among the offerings: Paul Simon with Paul Muldoon; and a talk called "Television and Politics" with comedian W. Kamau Bell, Veep and In the Thick of It creator Armando Iannucci, The Good Wife's Robert & Michelle King, and Grey's Anatomy's Shonda Rhimes with Emily Nussbaum. Tickets to most events are sold out, but there are always a few standbys available before the show.

Old Monk, Lurve, Bad Look, Jerkagram @ Arlene's Grocery
Mathy indie rockers Old Monk headline this Bandshell-presented show. Free.

Surfer Blood, Team Spirit, Andy Boay @ Bowery Ballroom
Florida band Surfer Blood continue to crank out their Weezer-esque pop and tonight play their second of two NYC shows.

Tonstartssbandht, Jerry Paper, Florida, Sunflower Bean @ 285 Kent Avenue
Andy Boay (of Tonstartssbandht) has been on tour with Surfer Blood, having just played NYC at MHOW last night, and will play with them again tonight at Bowery Ballroom. Afterwards, Andy teams up with his brother/bandmate Edwin for a full Tonstartssbandht set at 285 Kent.

Vulture Shit, Haunted Horses, Advaeta, Echo Comets @ Cake Shop
Three solid local post-punk/punk bands Vulture Shit, Advaeta, and Echo Comets, join Seattle's Haunted Horses for a show at Cake Shop tonight.

Mannequin Pussy, Lust Cats of the Gutter, Future Punx, Kissing Is A Crime @ Death By Audio
Wild and raucous Mannequin Pussy are celebrating the release of their new EP tonight (which you can stream below). If you're heading that way, don't miss Fergus & Geronimo spinoff Future Punx who channel '80s new wave like Oingo Boingo, Wall of Voodoo and Flock of Seagulls. Don't miss Matt Molnar's (Friends, Soft Black, Pagan Rituals) post-punk project Kissing Is A Crime either.

Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band, Chris Corsano, Daniel Carter, Demian Richardson, David Moss, Little Shalimar @ Union Pool
This is the first date of HWBMB's (side project of TV on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe) October residency at Union Pool which will happen every Sunday this month.

Bill Callahan, Lonnie Holley @ Webster Hall
Singing/songwriting great Bill Callahan (once known as Smog) keeps churning out great albums, and this year's Dream River is no exception. He's been on tour with outsider artist Lonnie Holley (who recently toured with Deerhunter), and tonigtht the two musicians come to NYC.

Born Gold, Headaches, Michael Parallax & Moonlasso @ The Ho_se
Spastic Canadian dance-pop project Born Gold returns with a new album, I Am an Exit, this week and celebrates with a release show in Brooklyn tonight. Check out the video for the album's single "Hunger" below.

Coltrane House benefit @ En Japanese Brasserie
This benefit brunch, hosted by Carlos Santana and featuring a live performance by Ravi Coltrane Quartet, benefits the restoration of John and Alice Coltrane's house in Dix Hills, LI.

Hannibal Buress @ Knitting Factory
Big league comedy talent (Chris Rock, Louis CK, etc) show up regularly (and unannounced) for Hannibal's very popular free comedy show at Knitting Factory's front bar. Get there early.

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

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A Place to Bury Strangers at MHOW in 2012 (more by Chris La Putt)
APTBS

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A Place to Bury Strangers, Bleeding Rainbow, Potty Mouth, Shark? @ Death By Audio
Last time APTBS played DbA (the equivalent of a house show), they brought in their own PA and light show making for total sensory overload. Along for the ride: Philly shoegazers Bleeding Rainbow, Potty Mouth and Shark?

Red Fang, Doomriders, Low Fat Getting High @ 285 Kent Avenue
It's gonna get loud, and probably pretty rowdy, at 285 Kent tonight with this free show (RSVPed out) that includes Pacific Northwest sludge from Red Fang, the Converge-related Doomriders, and melodic punk from Brooklyn's Low Fat Getting High. Get there early, because this whole bill is ridiculous.

Modern English, Jangula @ Mercury Lounge
Sure, most people only know "I Melt with You" but Modern English had a string of good records in the early '80s on 4AD and are currently working on a new album with the core of the original band.

The Cult @ Roseland Ballroom
Gothy mystic rockers The Cult will bring the big riffs of their 1987 album, Electric, and playing that record in full. You'll probably get "She Sells Sanctuary" and "Fire Woman" too.

Blues Control, Mad Nanna, Free Time @ 252 Norman Rooftop (4 PM)
This is a rooftop show (there's a rain contingency too) with Drag City's Blues Control, plus two Aussie bands: Mad Nanna and Free Time. It's also got a 4 PM start, so duck out of work early.

A$AP Ferg, Mister Cee, DJ Spynfo, DJ Enuff @ Webster Hall
A$AP Ferg's Trap Lord is out this week, and while it might not be as diverse as his pal A$AP Rocky's recent album, it's at least as fun. Tonight he celebrates it at the Girls & Boys party at Webster Hall, which is doubling as a Trap Lord release show.

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic @ Beekman Beer Garden
The funk/soul legend comes to NYC for an outdoor show tonight, which should make for a pretty great time.

Golden Gurls, Bored Spies (ex SEAM), Bedfellows @ Cake Shop
Featuring ex members of Seam and Bitch Magnet, Bored Spies make post-rock with a strong melodic stream. Stream a couple tracks below. Baltimore's Golden Gurls (not to be confused with UK band Golden Grrrls) make fuzzy indie rock reminiscent of early '90s college rock.

Kissing Is A Crime, Caged Animals, Shilpa Ray, Grand Resort, The Veda Rays, Vinyl Thief, The Ivorys @ Pianos
It's week two of Brooklyn-via-Dominican-Republic indiepop group Grand Resort's Pianos Residency and they've got a whole slew of other bands on the bill, giving you maximum value for your live music dollar.

Clarence, Herzog, PUP, Soda Bomb @ Shea Stadium
Toronto's PUP are just another of the excellent punk bands to come out in Canada in recent years, and you can catch them tearing things up in Brooklyn at Shea Stadium tonight.

Celestial Shore, Omhouse, Zula, Half Waif @ Silent Barn
Toronto's Omhouse are in Brooklyn tonight for this show that's rounded out by some excellent indie pop locals, Celestial Shore, Zula, and Half Waif. Stream a new Zula track, "Twin Loss," below.

Paul Banks, Albert Hammond Jr., Danny Masterson (DJ Mom Jeans set), Alexa Chung (DJ set), Fabrizio Moretti (DJ set), Devendra Banhart (DJ set), Special Guests @ The Bowery Hotel
This is a benefit for School of Seven Bells' Benjamin Curtis who is currently battling Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. Tickets are still available.

New Power Generation, Secret Band @ City Winery
It's "Purple Week" at City Winery and tonight's show is not Prince (or an artist formerly known as that) but it is members of his sometimes backing band, New Power Generation, plus the promise of "very special guests." For the price of these tickets, they better be special.

Bret Michaels @ B.B. King Blues Club
You may not know this but actor, director, screenwriter, producer and reality television personality Brett Michaels used to be in a popular hard rock band in the '80s and '90s. Look him up if you don't believe us.

'Krush Groove' @ Videology (FREE)
BV's own Bill Pearis hosts this screening of 1985 hip hop musical which tells the story of Def Jam Records and Run DMC, with many of the bands playing themselves. (Russell Simmons is played by Blair Underwood, though.) Also featuring Fat Boys' "All You Can Eat"! Free.

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

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Caged Animals have released details of their new album. In the Land of Giants will be out September 3 via Lucky Number and you can stream opening track "Too Much Dark" below. And if you haven't seen the baboon-filled video for "Cindy + Me" yet, you can watch that below too.

The band have a few local shows coming up: July 18 at Mercury Lounge with Diamond Doves, Other Colors, Springs (tickets on sale); they're on the bill for the Potty Mouth show at Shea Stadium on July 25 (Shark? and TOONS too); and will play Shea Stadium again on August 17 with Crushed Out, Kissing Is A Crime, and Rosy Street.

Then in September, Caged Animals will be going out with their labelmate Darwin Deez on Darwin's previously announced tour that includes a NYC stop at Knitting Factory on September 29 (tickets).

All dates are listed, along with streams and videos, below.

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by Bill Pearis

TPOBPAH @ Summerstage 7/7/2012 (more by Chris La Putt)
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While The Pains of Being Pure at Heart didn't release an album this year, they have stayed busy touring on the heels of last year's terrific Belong. (They did put out a covers 7" in the UK though which is worth seeking out.) The band play a free hometown show this Friday (12/14) at Brooklyn Night Bazaar with Black Marble, Habibi and Heavens Gate. Doors are at 6 PM with bands starting at 8 PM, and it's all ages. Lines to get in Brooklyn Night Bazaar have been long, but move pretty quickly.

In other TPOBPAH news, singer/guitarist Kip Berman is one of the conspirators behind "Rough Smooch" a new indiepop party that has its debut this Sunday (12/16) at Williamsburg bar Legion. Wear your cutest anorak to this night that features performances by The Hairs, Kissing is a Crime and Grand Resort, plus Kip and WNYU's Maria Sherman on DJ duty. The party is free and starts at 9PM.

And lastly, the Pains were kind enough to send us a year-end music list. The whole band are music obsessives and couldn't whittle the list down to ten, so they sent a list of "some music we thought was cool in 2012." Kip adds, "I'm certain the other PAINS would put Kurt's Ice Choir record Afar on our list, but I think it would make him feel weird and, perhaps, seem nepotistic. But his record is really good, and however you feel about Pains, you should give it a listen." Ice Choir, by the way, play Cameo on December 22 with Cool Angels and Limited (info).

Check out the list below...

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