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photo: Mr. Twin Sister @ Bowery Ballroom (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Grimes, Nicole Dollanganger @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Grimes' new album Art Angels is in some ways a natural progression from Visions but it also explores a ton of new ground. It's great stuff and it sounds like it's gonna be very fun live. Opening is Nicole Dollanganger, who Grimes recently signed to her new label.

The Weeknd, Banks, Travi$ Scott @ Barclays Center
The Weeknd is bigger than ever -- perhaps you've heard "Can't Feel My Face" in a car or a bar or a party or just about anywhere else -- and tonight he plays his third of four NYC-area arena shows.

Antibalas, Raja Kassis's HUMANBEING, Lee Fields, Will Holland @ Brooklyn Bowl
Brooklyn afrobeat band Antibalas continue their Brooklyn Bowl residency tonight. Each show has different openers, and this one includes soul great Lee Fields (going strong since the '60s) and more.

Hudson Mohawke, The-Dream, Nick Hook, Kitty Cash, Matt FX, Hiyawatha @ Webster Hall
Scottish beatmaker Hudson Mohawke has been having a very fruitful career, as a quality solo artist, one half of the duo TNGHT, and a contributor to more than one Kanye West album. Tonight's special guest is R&B singer The-Dream, who's also busy with both solo material and co-writing for other musicians (like Beyonce, Rihanna, Ciara and more).

Turquoise Jeep, Oxymorrons, Pants Velour, Kosha Dillz, DJ Buzy @ Marlin Room at Webster Hall
This is quite a diverse rap show, with YouTube sensations Turquoise Jeep, other artists on the novelty side (Pants Velour and Kosha Dillz), and '90s-inspired Queens crew Oxymorrons.

Chris Gethard: Career Suicide, Joe Rumrill @ Union Hall
Chris Gethard does another of his Career Suicide shows, which focus on "suicide, alcoholism, and all the other funniest parts of life." Tonight's guest is another standup comedian, Joe Rumrill.

!!! (chk chk chk), Stereolad, Eaters @ Bowery Ballroom
!!! (chk chk chk) are always fun live but coming off their strongest record in a while -- this year's As If -- tonight's show should be especially good. Note: Stereolad is actually most of !!! playing as a Stereolab cover band. Electronic duo Eaters open.

Antibalas, Lee Fields @ Brooklyn Bowl
This is the final show of Antibalas' four-week residency at Brooklyn Bowl with the great Lee Fields as special guest.

Mr. Twin Sister, Ava Luna & special guest @ Cameo Gallery
Only four more nights of Cameo left and this one should be pretty good, with Mr. Twin Sister and their friends Ava Luna as well. Perhaps we'll get a string section tonight? Any guesses on who the Very Special Guests are?

Wesley Stace's Cabinet of Wonders, Advance Base, Jami Attenberg, Tanya Donelly, Jon Glaser, Steven Page, Will Sheff (of Okkervil River), Bobby Tisdale @ City Winery
It's the November edition of Wesley Stace's variety show Cabinet of Wonders, with a pretty great lineup, including onetime Throwing Muses / Belly singer and guitarist Tanya Donelly, Okkervil River's Will Sheff, comedians Jon Glaser and Bobby Tisdale, and more.

LODRO, Dead Stars, Zuli @ Living Room
Brooklyn's dark, moody LODRO have an album in the can that still awaits release. Get a preview tonight, with '90s indie rock torchbearers Dead Stars on the bill as well

Joan As Police Woman, Domino Kirke, Chime Wisely @ Manhattan Inn
Joan Wasser's most recent album as Joan as Policewoman was last year's The Classic. She's got a new project called 2001 as well, but find out what's cookin' tonight. Free show though there's a $10 suggested donation.

Diane Coffee, Boulevards @ Mercury Lounge
Diane Coffee, aka Foxygen drummer Shaun Fleming, released his new album, Everybody’'s A Good Dog, earlier this year and it takes aim at 1973, squashing Bowie, Elton John, The Stones, Todd Rundgren and a giant bag of glitter into his theatrical worldview.

Beech Creeps, Heaven's Gate, Conduit @ Silent Barn
It's a noisy night at Silent Barn with dissonant Beech Creeps and the shoegazy rock of Heaven's Gate.

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The 2015 CMJ Music Marathon happens from October 13-17, and today the initial list of artists was revealed. A bunch of these are NYC shows we've posted about (browse our "CMJ" tag), but highlights include Car Seat Headrest, Cheatahs, Destruction Unit, Dent May, Dilly Dally, Doomsquad, Drinks, Eternal Summers, Evans the Death, Ex Hex, Expert Alterations, Ezra Furman, Frankie Cosmos, Hooton Tennis Club, Kamasi Washington, Kero Kero Bonito, Mercury Rev, Nai Harvest, Neon Indian, Panda Bear, Perfect Pussy, Protomartyr, S, Shannon and the Clams, Slim Twig, Stealing Sheep, The Album Leaf, The Dirty Nil, The Men, The Wonder Years, Titus Andronicus and Wildhoney. Check out the full list below.

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photo: Courtney Barnett @ SXSW 2015 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)

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

Courtney Barnett, Chastity Belt, Darren Hanlon @ Bowery Ballroom
With a terrific new album and charmingly awesome live show, it's no wonder Courtney Barnett sold out three nights at Bowery Ballroom. If you're going, be sure to get there for Seattle's Chastity Belt and onetime Lucksmith member Darren Hanlon.

Mastodon, Clutch, Graveyard @ Central Park SummerStage
If you like your metal more on the "heavy rock" side, this is a pretty amazing triple bill all around. Mastodon and Clutch are the co-headliners, and we're told we can "expect surprises" from them. They've collaborated on stage before, so maybe that will happen again tonight?

Peter Gordon & Love of Life Orchestra, Michael Beharie, Diamond Terrifier, VHVL, Das Audit, Blue Jazz TV @ Baby's All Right
Watched over by saxaphonist Peter Gordon, Love of Life Orchestra has, over the years, counted Laurie Anderson and the later Arthur Russell as members. The current lineup -- which includes Gavin Russom and OG lineup trombonist Peter Zummo -- will be playing Arthur Russell instrumentals tonight.

Ufomammut, Usnea @ Saint Vitus
Italy's Ufomammut have been making killer psychedelic doom for over a decade, and this year's Ecate on Neurot is another excellent addition to their catalog. Despite their long-running career though, they've never gone on a North American tour until now. Portland's Relapse-signed doomers Usnea are opening.

FKA twigs @ Brooklyn Hangar
FKA twigs has always incorporated dance and fashion into her persona, but apparently these three shows at Brooklyn Hanger are going to be more that a concert. Titled "Congregata," she says they're "an insight into my mind, my roots, my inspirations. a swelling conceptual performance using dance, performance and my music to date to create a world that I want you to share with me." Wearing Alexander McQueen and armed with 10 dancers and a wall of lasers, this two-hour performance piece is visually stunning. Sold out.

Drowners, July Talk, Slothrust @ Brooklyn Bowl
Not a bad triple bill of poppy indie rock, featuring the Strokes-meet-Britpop sounds of The Drowners, Toronto's July Talk, and  neo-grungers Slothrust.

Jon Fine, Ted Leo @ McNally Jackson
Onetime guitarist for Bitch Magnet (now editor of Inc. magazine), Jon Fine will talk with Ted Leo about his new memoir, YOUR BAND SUCKS: What I Saw At Indie Rock's Failed Revolution (But Can No Longer Hear). 6:30 PM, free.

Michael Che @ Knitting Factory
Having just finished his first year as co-anchor of SNL's "Weekend Update," the very funny Michael Che celebrates his birthday tonight. Special guests are promised, we're hoping for Riblet.

Violent Femmes @ Rough Trade (2 shows)
They're about to go on a summer tour of outdoor amphitheaters with Primus and Barenaked Ladies, but  Violent Femmes play the much more intimate Rough Trade tonight. The late show is sold out but you can still get into the early show by purchasing their new EP at the store.

LODRO, Gold Dime, Air Waves, Shop Talk @ Silent Barn
Some very good local bands play this show, including the dark, bluesy LODRO, Gold Dime (featuring members of Talk Normal and Dreebs), and underrated Air Waves.

Jane's Addiction, A Place to Bury Strangers @ The Capital Theatre
Veteran alt-rock outfit Jane's Addiction are playing their 1988 major label debut, Nothing's Shocking, and if you're going, do check out longtime Brooklyn noisemakers/guitarthrowers A Place to Bury Strangers.

Sam Cook-Parrot, Matthew Milia, Tall Juan @ 603 Upstairs
Radiator Hospital's Sam Cook-Parrot will be playing his band's songs solo at this DIY spot, with support from Frontier Ruckus' Milia, and The Beet's Tall Juan

Crown the Invisible, The New Lines, Balancer, Monuments @ Union Pool
Brooklyn shoegazers Crown the Invisible celebrate the release of their new album, Aporia Daze, tonight. (Stream the album below.) They play with excellent baroque psych band The New Lines.

Jason Isbell, Craig Finn @ The Space at Westbury
It's a double bill of two quality songwriters: former Drive-By Trucker Jason Isbell and Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn. They do it again tomorrow at The Cap too.

Laura Cantrell, The Human Hearts @ Union Hall
Singer, songwriter and former WFMU DJ Laura Cantrell is playing Union Hall every Tuesday in May. The "Springtime Songbook" residency promises "country and folk music for urbanites." Also on the bill are The Human Hearts, led by terrific songwriter and indie mainstay Franklin Bruno.

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Brooklyn's annual Gigawatts Festival returns this year with a lineup that's bigger and more impressive than ever. The fest happens July 24-26 at The Wick & The Well, and artists playing include Black Lips, Braid, A Place to Bury Strangers, Liturgy, Swearin', Beach Slang, Cheap Girls, Chumped, Anamanaguchi, Pile, Ava Luna, Cerebral Ballzy, Amanda X, Potty Mouth, Mannequin Pussy, Heaven's Gate, Honduras, Laura Stevenson, Dan Friel and still more.

Tickets go on sale Friday (5/15) at 10 AM with a pre-sale starting today (5/13) at noon. To get tickets in the presale, use the password: savetheclocktower.

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photo: Eleanor Friedberger @ MHOW 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

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

Eleanor Friedberger, Cassandra Jenkins, Lily McQueen @ Rough Trade
Eleanor Friedberger has been chilling on the West Coast, writing and recording her new album for Merge. She's back in Brooklyn now and will be giving some of her new songs a spin tonight.

Micachu @ MoMA PS1
MoMA PS1's "Sunday Sessions" are wrapping up for the season, and finish today with a performance by Micachu titled "Local Holiday, Local Sun, Locals, Local Rain, Local Number, Local Drink, Local Customs." It's a one-off show featuring new material and projections from her sketchbook.

WFMU Record Fair @ Brooklyn Expo Center
Calling all crate-diggers: the annual vinyl fantasia hosted by WFMU moves across the East River this year into the brand new Brooklyn Expo Center. In addition to all the used wax, there are live perforamnces and beer and snacks. You can get two bucks off admission with our coupon.

Eric Clapton @ MSG
Eric Clapton is nothing short of a legend, with influential material recorded with Cream, Derek & the Dominoes, Blind Faith, The Yardbirds, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, and in his lengthy solo career. Tonight's the second of two MSG shows this weekend, in celebration of his 70th birthday.

Kid Millions, Ninos Du Brasil @ Brooklyn Museum
Red Bull Music Academy continues with an original percussion-based composition for 20 performers by Kid Millions of Oneida. Italian duo Ninos Du Brasil, who are also heavy on the percussion, open the show.

Underdog, Living Laser, The Mistaken @ Saint Vitus (afternoon show)
NYHC vets Underdog combined their hardcore roots with reggae and sounds closer to traditional rock. They've been reunited for a while now, but chances to see them are still infrequent.

Doyle, Heavygrinder, Blackest @ Saint Vitus
Former Misfit Doyle formed his eponymous band a few years back and released the album Abominator in 2013. He's currently on tour playing songs off that album, and you'll likely hear a few Misfits tunes too.

Krieg, The Banner, Outer Heaven, Stinger @ Acheron
Neil Imperial is a veteran of the USBM scene, and one of his roles is leading the band Krieg, who released Transient, their first album since 2010, late last year.

ZZZ's, LODRO @ Baby's All Right
Japanese trio ZZZ's make noisy, shriiiing-y, intense postpunk skronk. They're gearing up for Austin's Levitation Fest with a few Brooklyn shows this weekend. See 'em tonight with Brooklyn's moody LODRO. Doors are at 11 PM so you can watch Mad Men and Game of Thrones and still make the show.

Spandau Ballet @ NYCB Theatre at Westbury
Best known for syrupy '80s ballad "True," Spandau Ballet were originally of the artier bands in the UK New Romantic movement. The original lineup -- including brothers Gary & Martin Kemp -- are back together and touring for the first time in ages. Also recommended is Spandau Ballet doc Soul Boys of the Western World which is currently showing at IFC Center.

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photo: The Cribs at Bowery Ballroom in 2008 (more by Tim Griffin)

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

D'Angelo and the Vanguard @ Best Buy Theatre
Neo-soul great D'Angelo may take a very long time releasing albums, but it's always worth the wait because the three that he has are masterpieces. That includes his newest, 2014's Black Messiah.

Alabama Shakes @ Beacon Theatre
We're still a month out from Alabama Shakes' new album Sound & Color, (produced by Blake Mills ) but they'll surely be playing some of it tonight, their first of two consecutive shows at Beacon Theatre

Of Montreal, Yonatan Gat @ Webster Hall
Longrunning avant-pop band Of Montreal got a bit of their groove back on the just released Aureate Gloom. Mind you that's rarely a problem at their theatrical live shows.

Of Montreal @ Greene Space
Earlier in the day, Kevin Barnes and the rest of the band will play this lunchtime show at WNYC's Greene Space. It's RSVP'd out but you can stream it live online. UPDATE: Canceled due to illness.

Jon Glaser, Jon Benjamin, Janeane Garofalo, Wyatt Cenac, Eugene Mirman, Mike O'Brien, Michael Che @ Littlefield
Delocated's Jon Glaser hosts this "Brooklyn Free Space Fundraiser Spectacular Evening of Entertainment!" with a lot of great comedic talent. Fred Armisen was originally on this bill but seems to have dropped off.

The Cribs, Cold Fronts @ Mercury Lounge
Wakefield, UK's finest, The Cribs were adding "Whoa Oh" choruses to their songs long before it became a hitmaking standard. They're back with a very good new album (produced by Ric Ocasek) and this is their first of three sold-out NYC shows.

Glockers, Northern Faces, Vinyl Thief, Jangula, Ski Lodge, The New Resistants @ Pianos
Ski Lodge, who got a little more synthy on their new single, are doing a joint residency with fellow Brooklyn band Jangula every Wednesday in March, and tonight is the second of those shows.

Sleepies, LODRO, Mexican Slang, Crosss, BBIGPIGG @ Shea Stadium
Two Toronto bands --  wild garage rockers Mexican Slang and the heavy riffage of Crosss -- highlight this very good bill of dark, hazy psych.

Tom Scharpling, Jon Wurster @ The Bell House (2 shows)
Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster, the brains behind the newly relaunched The Best Show, have a 16-disc box set of the best bits from the show's WFMU days coming out via the Numero Group this month and are doing four live shows over two nights at The Bell House. Both of tonight's shows are sold out.

The Mystery Lights, Cool Ghouls, Surfbort, Acid Dad @ Union Pool
San Francisco's Cool Ghouls straddle a line between the present and the past. In tight with the current garage/psych scene, their sound also hearkens back to the days of Haight-Ashbury scene. Their sophomore album, A Swirling Fire Burning Through The Rhye, was produced by Sonny Smith.

Lust for Youth, Soren @ Home Sweet Home (Nothing Changes)
Lust for Youth hail from the same Danish scene as Iceage and Lower, and while they share those bands' knacks for melodramatic performances, they substitute punky guitars for danceable synths. Tonight's their first of two NYC shows on this tour, and it also doubles as Nothing Changes' 2-year anniversary party.

Cursive, Beach Slang, John Congleton and The Nighty Nite @ Bowery Ballroom
Cursive are currently celebrating their great cello-filled 2003 album, The Ugly Organ, on this tour (with the album's cellist, Gretta Cohn), and one of 2014's best new punk bands Beach Slang is supporting. Indie rock go-to producer John Congleton's band opens too. Tonight's the second of three sold-out NYC shows.

Mutoid Man, Primitive Weapons, Meek Is Murder @ Saint Vitus
Power trio Mutoid Man include members of Cave In and Converge, and they've got bits of both of those bands' sounds, but mostly its just crazy heavy rock and roll. Tonight's show has support from two great local metallic hardcore bands, Primitive Weapons and Meek Is Murder.

Jazmine Sullivan, Jordan Bratton @ Irving Plaza
Neo-soul singer Jazmine Sullivan's new album, Reality Show, is in the realm of recent albums by Frank Ocean and Beyonce, and if you dug those Jazmine should be right up your alley too.

Fashawn, SonReal, DJ Exile, Earthgang @ SOB's
California rapper Fashawn finally followed his much-loved 2009 debut, Boy Meets World, with a new album, The Ecology, which features Nas and others. Tonight he brings his tour in support of it to NYC.

Ensemble LPR w/ André de Ridder @ Le Poisson Rouge
Tonight, André de Ridder of Berlin collective Stargaze conducts Ensemble LPR for the premieres of two new pieces by indie musicians. One is by Mica Levi of Micachu & the Shapes and the other is by David Longstreth of Dirty Projectors. Levi and Longstreth be in attendance tonight, but not performing.

Champagne Jerry @ Joe's Pub
Brooklyn rapper and Ad-Rock collaborator Champagne Jerry returns to Joe's Pub.

Big Terrific @ Cameos
Max Silvestri hosts the free weekly comedy show in the back of Williamsburg's Cameo. No word on who's performing tonight, but Max usually lets us know via his Twitter.

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photo: The Vaselines at The Bell House in 2012 (more by David Andrako)

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

The Vaselines, Amanda X @ Bell House
Scottish indie rock royalty The Vaselines have now released two albums since returning from a long hiatus, most recently with 2013's V is for Vaselines. They're a lot of fun live, with the banter between Frances McKee and Eugene Kelly providing almost as much entertainment as their songs. On past tours, the band has included members of Belle & Sebastian, but this time folks from Sons & Daughters and 1990s help out. Philadelphia's Amanda X are worth showing up early.

Dr. Dog, Yellerkin @ Bowery Ballroom
It's the second to last night of Dr. Dog's 8-night NYC run, and this one's with NY's Yellerkin.

Stephen Brodsky, King Collider @ Sugarcube
Following a happy hour with comedy, interviews and more at Sugarcube (Fulton & Front Streets), a night of free music takes over headlined by Stephen Brodsky, longtime frontman of metal shapeshifters Cave In, more recently frontman of punk/metal rippers Mutoid Man, and also an excellent solo artist.

Mike Pace and The Child Actors (ex-Oxford Collapse), ARMS, Lame Drivers @ Union Hall
Onetime leader of Oxford Collapse, Mike Pace is still mining similar indie rock territory. Which is just fine with us. Tonight's the record release show for his new album.

Karma To Burn, Sierra, Shitkill @ Saint Vitus
Instrumental stoner rock vets Karma to Burn reunited back in 2009 and stayed active, most recently releasing their Arch Stanton album in 2014. Tonight they make their way to NYC in support of that.

LODRO, Pawns, Bambara, Young Runner @ Palisades
If your taste runs dark, tonight's a good bill of somewhat sinister indie rock, with LODRO's bluesy/sultry swagger, Pawns' melodramatic postpunk, and the sheer force of Bambara.

LVL UP, Two Inch Astronaut, Dumb Talk, Pupppy @ Shea Stadium
This is a good bill of DIY rock, most notably for '90s-style indie rockers LVL UP and Dischord-inspired post-hardcore band Two Inch Astronaut.

Sam Owens, Video Daughters, Meenk, Laser Background, Mr. Twin Sister (DJ Set) @ Silent Barn
This show is a release party for the new Gravesend Recordings compilation tape and some the acts featured on it are performing. The night's headlined by Celestial Shore's Sam Owens.

Sporting Life (of Ratking), Show Me The Body, Tippwerk, The Taxidermists @ Silent Barn
Ratking gain the descriptor of "alt-rap" partially thanks to Sporting Life's off-kilter production, and he'll be showing that off in solo form tonight. This is the venue's late show.

Dillon Francis, Bro Safari, Anamanaguchi @ Terminal 5
EDM fans may want to know that Dillon Francis begins his 3-night run at Terminal 5 tonight, but even if you're not into EDM, chiptuners Anamanaguchi are worth catching.

Mantra Percussion, Wet Ink, Deborah Lohse and the Shakedown Dance Collective @ Winter Garden at Brookfield Place
It's the kickoff week for the 2015 Ecstatic Music Festival that aims to blur the line between rock/pop and modern composers. This event -- featuring Mantra Percussion performing specially commissioned works by Wet Ink with choreography by Deborah Lohse and the Shakedown Dance Collective -- is a free show

Bill Frisell @ Lincoln Center
With help from violist Eyvind Kang, bassist Thomas Morgan, drummer Rudy Royston, and singer/violinist Petra Haden (That Dog), guitarist Bill Frisell is performing interpretations of classics from the big screen like "When You Wish Upon a Star," "Alfie," and "Moon River."

Unlocking The Truth, Cinema Cinema, Netherlands, Wormburner @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Enjoy a night of food, drinks, arcade games, shopping and free rock and roll, headlined by the very young metal trio Unlocking the Truth, at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar tonight.

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Tickets for the RL Grime show at Terminal 5 go on Fan Club/VIP Package and AmEx presale today at 10 AM and noon, respectively. (Anyone know the password?)

Tickets for the Flying Lotus and Thundercat show at Terminal 5 go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the EMA and Doldrums show at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Kimbra and Empress Of show at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Kevin Drew (of Broken Social Scene) show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Tom Vek show at Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale today at noon. No presale for his Baby's All Right show.

Tickets for the PUP show at Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Mutual Benefit show at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon. Tickets for their Glasslands Halloween show are still available.

TOKiMONSTA is playing Le Poisson Rouge on October 4 with Made In Heights. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Slavve are playing a free show at Rough Trade on August 2.

Soupcans, Pampers, Ultrathin and Chat Logs are playing Death by Audio on August 2. $8 at the door.

Amanda X, Two Inch Astronaut, Wing Dam and Cousin Brian are playing Death by Audio on August 8. $8 at the door.

Boytoy, Painted Zeroes, The Howl and Honduras are playing Death by Audio on August 9. $7 at the door.

Sleepies, Kal Marks, Left & Right and Washer are playing Death by Audio on August 13. $8 at the door.

Lodro, Waltz and Electroputas are playing Death by Audio on August 14. $8 at the door.

Sean Nicholas Savage is playing Death by Audio on August 15 with Nicholas Nicholas, Jerry Paper and CE Schneider Tropical the day before his free Central Park Summerstage show with Blood Orange. DbA show is $8 at the door.

Pharmakon, Una Bestia Incontrolable and Survival are playing Death by Audio on August 29. $10 at the door.

Dry The River and Nathaniel Rateliff are playing Bowery Ballroom on November 7. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon with a general onsale Friday (7/25) at noon.

Comedian Brooks Wheelan got the ax from SNL and scheduled a show at Union Hall which is now sold out. However, tickets for a second one are on sale now.

Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.

Browse our NYC Concert Calendar for shows happening today and every day - comedy shows, heavy metal concerts (courtesy of our heavy metal blog), and free shows included.

Night Beats

Seattle psych-garage trio Night Beats are visiting NYC this week and were just revealed as the "special guests" on the July 3 House of Vans show with Black Lips and Night Birds. That show is free but RSVP is now full.

Night Beats will also be playing tonight (7/2) at Baby's All Right on what is a very good bill of its own. Beverly, who just played a packed Baby's on Saturday (6/28) for their record release party, are also on the bill, as are LODRO, Roya (featuring members of Habibi, The Clean and Grooms), and Providence, RI surf punks Gymshorts. After the show, Black Lips will DJ in the front room. Tickets are on sale.

DIIV @ Baby's All Right on NYE (more by Amanda Hatfield)

As mentioned, DIIV will be testing out new material on tour next month with LODRO and Regal Degal along for the ride. That trek was to kick off in NYC at Music Hall of Williamsburg on July 11 but as that show has now sold out, they've added a second MHOW show happening the day before (7/10) with the same openers. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (6/6) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (6/4) at noon.

Updated tour dates are listed below.

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DIIV @ Baby's All Right on NYE (more by Amanda Hatfield)

It's been two years since DIIV released their debut album, Oshin. With eyes on its follow-up, Cole and the rest of the band will be testing out new material on a July tour of the East Coast and Midwest. That tour kicks off in NYC at Music Hall of Williamsburg on July 11 with Lodro and Regal Deagal. Tickets for MHOW go on sale Thursday (5/22) at noon, with an AmEx presale beginning Wednesday (5/21) at noon.

All tour dates are listed below...

Continue reading "DIIV working on new LP, touring in July (dates)"

Swans @ Northside Fest 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)

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

Swans, Jenny Hval @ Bowery Ballroom
Swans has been making some of the filthiest and most life-affirming music since the early '80s, until ending their run in the late '90s. At the beginning of this decade, the band's mastermind Michael Gira reformed the band, who have now put out their third record since 2010 and throughout that record's 2+ hours, it never fails at being one of the most intense listening experiences you can have. Their live shows are only more intense. This is the first of two NYC shows for them this week, and opener Jenny Hval is worth catching too.

Fletcher C. Johnson, The Pharmacy, Hector's Pets, Bad Lovers @ Baby's All Right
All four of the bands on this bill have the Burger Records seal of approval which means a night of beer-loving (and perhaps beer-flinging) garagey, punky, glammy rock n' roll.

Ludwig Persik, Jef Barbara, King Holiday @ Baby's All Right
Blurring genre and gender lines, Jef skips between minimal electro, shimmering and ethereal guitar pop, skronky new wave with forays into glam and krauty bachelor pad music -- all with élan and wit. Tonight is the second of two special shows Jef is doing in NYC this weekend with Meshell Ndegeocello on bass. Tonight it's also part of Ludwig Persik's late-night Sunday residency. FREE.

Creepoid, Alex G, Florida, The Chickenhawks @ Death by Audio
Philly's Creepoid keep the slowcore era of the '90s alive, and they throw a little shoegaze in there too. It's good stuff. Alex G also makes quality bedroom singer/songwriter type stuff.

Walter Martin (of The Walkmen) @ Littlefield
The Walkmen are currently on hiatus but many of its members are currently taking the solo route, including Walter Martin who put out his new children's album this week. This is an afternoon show for the whole family. Also: free ice cream!

Steve Gunn, Prince Rupert's Drops, Devonian Gardens, Worthless @ Mercury Lounge
A onetime member of Kurt Vile's backing band, The Violators, Gunn released his most recent solo album, the delicate, mostly acoustic Time Off, last year and headlines this all-psych-rock bill.

Untold, Pearson Sound @ Output
Dubstep/UK bass producer Untold just put out his new full length album, Black Light Spiral, which should appeal to fans of the genre from before it's big American breakout. Tonight he plays a live set in NYC. His likeminded fellow UK musician Pearson Sound is on the bill too, and special guests are promised.

Young Widows, Helms Alee, Highness @ Saint Vitus
The noise rockin' Young Widows aren't too noisy on their new record, Easy Pain, which has more of a gothy post-punk thing going on, but it's very solid nonetheless. Also on the bill is sludge greats Helms Alee and Highness (ex-Christie Front Drive).

LODRO, Sunflower Bean, Lavachild, Frank Jones @ Union Pool
They play a lot, but all that gigging has made locals LODRO a killer live band, playing at intense brand of creepout blues (think Nick Cave, The Cramps' version of "Fever") that is dead serious and pretty badass.

Panda Bear, Dam-Funk, Torn Hawk @ Warsaw
Panda Bear is supposed to be coming out with a new solo album this year, and regardless of what you thought of Animal Collective's last, #TeamPanda fans should still be pretty excited because his last one was excellent and AnCo's last was mostly an Avey Tare affair. He hasn't released anything from it yet, but knowing him, there's a pretty good chance we'll hear a lot of it tonight. Part of the Red Bull Music Academy

Juelz Santana, Status, Don Dada @ Stage 48
Juelz Santana has probably been blasting out of a lot of speakers this past week, considering he's on Cam'ron & A-Trak's killer new single, "Dipshits." Maybe he'll break out his verse tonight?

Black N' Blue Bowl @ The Well
The annual NYC hardcore festival Black N Blue Bowl wraps up today with sets from d-beat pioneers Discharge, Agnostic Front, 7 Seconds, Power Trip, Incendiary, Manipulate, Heavy Chains, and still more.

Cheetah Chrome, Kevn Kinney, Bethany Saint-Smith & The Gun Show, Cariad Harmon @ The Treehouse at 2A (FREE)
Without Cheetah Chrome (a member of Dead Boys and Rocket From the Tombs) punk as we know it today probably wouldn't exist. That's a pretty good reason to see him for free.

Eddie Izzard @ Beacon Theatre
Eddie Izzard brings his current show (which he's translated and performs in three languages!), "Force Majeure," to North America and this his final of five Beacon shows.

Bruce Springsteen @ Mohegan Sun Arena
The boss isn't hitting any NYC venues on his current tour, but if you don't mind traveling a bit to see him you can catch tonight's show at Mohegan Sun, his second of two sold out shows at the Connecticut venue.

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

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by Bill Pearis

Cretin Stompers

It took a while but Cretin Stompers -- featuring members of Wavves/Reatards, Barbaras and Big Muff Radio -- are finally set to release their debut album, Looking Forward To Being Attacked, next week (5/13) via HoZac. Under the haze of lo-fi production lie a bunch of very catchy tunes, some on the punky side, some on the glammy powerpop side. You can stream five songs from the album below.

The band will celebrate its release this Friday (5/9) at Brooklyn Night Bazaar. The show, curated by the folks at 1.21 Gigawatts, also features Habibi, Heaven's Gate and Dances. The band will have the album at the merch table for early purchase. Like all BKNB shows, this is free. Flyer below.

On Saturday night (5/10) at The Flat, there is a show with Lodro, Honduras, Baby Acid and a "Secret Headliner" that's billed as "mems of Jay Reatard/Wavves." We don't know for sure who that is but...draw your own conclusions. The night also features DJ sets from Tamaryn and Cassie Ramone. More info here.

Flyers for both shows, plus Cretin Stompers song streams, below...

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LODRO @ Baby's All Right (more by Amanda Hatfield)

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

Alexis Taylor @ Manhattan Inn
In the US for the William Onyeabor tributes, the Hot Chip singer will be previewing his new album at this free matinee show. Special guests are being promised.

Bladerunner Trio (John Zorn, Bill Laswell, Dave Lombardo) @ Le Poisson Rouge
Zorn's Bladerunner project has been a thing for a while; it first appeared back in 2000. The core lineup includes him, legendary bassist/producer Bill Laswell, and ex-Slayerdrummer Dave Lomardo. While they've never recorded anything official, you can catch them tonight.

Slint, Spires That in the Sunset Rise @ Bowery Ballroom
Slint only put out two albums -- 1989's Steve Albini-produced Tweez and 1991's legendary Spiderland -- but their brand of post-rock and post-hardcore has proved to be highly influential over time and it's held up very well.

Suzanne Vega, Ari Hest @ City Winery
A singer-songwriter for over 30 years (best known for "Tom's Diner" and "Luka"), Vega just released her new album, Tales From the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles where she samples 50 Cent on one track, believe it or not.

Weekend, Cities Aviv, Grey Zine @ Glasslands
Weekend moved from San Francisco to Brooklyn, dialed back the reverb and upped the melody/danceabilty in the music, the result of which was last year's terrific Jinx. Volume level remained constant: deafening.

Matt Pond PA, The Lighthouse & The Whaler @ Rough Trade
Long-running indie band Matt Pond PA are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their album, Emblems, for this current tour which makes two stops in NYC, this being the first.

Jessy Lanza, Ricky Eat Acid @ Santos Party House
Ontario singer/producer Jessy Lanza released her debut album Pull My Hair Back via Hyperdub (Burial, Laurel Halo) earlier this year. It was co-produced and co-written by Jeremy Greenspan of Junior Boys, and falls somewhere between future R&B, the synthpop of Grimes, and the type of production that usually feels at home on Hyperdub.

The So So Glos, Juan Wauters, Flagland, Krill, Patrick Stickles (DJ set), Baked (DJ set) @ Shea Stadium
The So So Glos are no strangers to Shea Stadium (some of them live there) and are ofter at their raucous best at their home. This stacked lineup is being billed as a "Tooth Fairy" benefit, with all proceeds going into the mouth of a friend.

CHVRCHES, The Range @ Terminal 5
Who'd have thought a year ago that Scottish synthpop band CHVRCHES would get so big? Tonight's the last of three sold-out shows at Terminal 5.

Skull Defekts, Sannhet, Surviva @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Much like they did in 2011 for Peer Amid, Daniel Higgs and Swedish experimental rockers Skull Defekts have joined forces for new album  Dances in Dreams of the Known Unknown which juxtaposes Higgs' beautiful, fractured poetry spewed over a tense arrangement. Higgs will be with the band tonight.

Tonstartsbandht, LODRO, AJ Davila y Terror Amor, Cassie Ramone, Plastic Pinks @ Trans-Pecos
This is a pretty killer bill, with Montreal/Brooklyn noisemakers Tonstartsbandht, the dark-n-stormy LODRO, Davila 666 frontman AJ Davila, former Vivian Girl guitarist Cassie Ramone and more

Majical Cloudz, Spencer Madsen (reading), Kool A.D. (reading), Mira Gonzalez (reading) @ Marlin Room @ Webster Hall
Brooklyn poet Spencer Madsen releases his new book, You Can Make Anything Sad, this week (4/29) and he'll be celebrating it with a release show featuring readings and a live performance from Majical Cloudz.

Comedy Night @ 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. Having had his own Comedy Central special and a featured performer on Broad City, Hannibal himself is getting pretty big league. Get there early.

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

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DOWNLOAD: Ought - Habit (MP3)


Montreal indie rockers Ought have been picking up some buzz for their debut album, More Than Any Other Day, which comes out this week (4/29) via Constellation Records (Godspeed You! Black Emperor). From the two songs that have been released from the album, "Habit" and "The Weather Song," it sounds like the guys in Ought may own a couple Talking Heads records. It also sounds a bit like the buzz bands of 2005, when bands like Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and Wilderness were making the blog rounds. You can hear those two tracks yourself, along with the album artwork and tracklist, below.

Ought also have some shows coming up, including two in NYC. They play their first-ever show here on Saturday (5/3) at Brooklyn Night Bazaar with an otherwise all-NYC lineup of Pictureplane, LODRO, Truthers and Bodyparts (which, like all BKNB shows, is free); and Rough Trade NYC on June 20 with The Yum Dee Days and Savants. Tickets for the Rough Trade show go on sale Friday (5/2) at noon.

All dates are listed, with those song streams and album info, below...

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Deafheaven at one of 285 Kent's last shows (more by PSquared)

As you probably know by now, Brooklyn DIY venue 285 Kent is closed for good. As the venue was hosting its final shows, Pitchfork filmed a documentary about the venue called "RIP 285 Kent." The description reads:

The film features interviews with the personalities that pushed 285 forward, including founder Todd P., booker/manager Ric Leichtung, and managers Kaitlin Browne and Siobhan McDonald, among others. It also includes discussion with local bookers Edan Wilber, John Jacobson, John Barclay, and Pitchfork photographer Erez Avissar, plus interview and performance footage from Deafheaven, Fucked Up, DIIV, Dan Deacon, Pictureplane, Lodro, Wolf Eyes, DUST, and more.
Check it out below...

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by Bill Pearis


Fullerton, CA's Cosmonauts made it through SXSW and last weekend's Burgerama fest insanity in the OC, and are not about to rest. The band are already on a massive tour that will take them through North America and then onto Europe over the next few months. That tour includes an East Coast run with fellow Californians Black Sea. NYC gets two stops: April 2 at Death By Audio with their Burger labelmates Habibi, and LODRO; and then April 3 at Mercury Lounge with BOYTOY. No advances tickets for DbA but Mercury Lounge is on sale.

If you haven't checked them out, Cosmonauts make jangly psych that, when I saw them at SXSW, seemed to be pulling a bit from late-'80s/early-'90s Madchester scene too. You can stream last year's Persona Non Grata below.

As for Black Sea, they make a gloomier brand of psych, maybe a bit more like the Brian Jonestown Massacre or Crystal Stilts. You can stream their 2012 album, Keep Smiling, below too.

All dates are listed, along with album streams, below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Fucked Up via Andrew Van Beek / White Lung via BrooklynVegan Instagram
Fucked Up
White Lung

Brooklyn DIY venue 285 Kent officially closed its doors for good after last night's show (1/19), the last of four epic final shows that the venue hosted. First was last weekend's Laurel Halo / Autre Ne Veut / etc show, and this past weekend were the final three: Dan Deacon/etc on Friday, Deafheaven/etc on Saturday, and last night's with Fucked Up, DIIV, White Lung, Guardian Alien and LODRO.

The show was a great way for the venue to go out -- celebratory, but also representing what the venue was always about, and why it will be so sorely missed. Three local bands who have called the venue home multiple times in its three-year existence (with the bands they were in last night as well as other various projects), returned to bid it farewell -- DIIV, Guardian Alien, and LODRO. But in addition to being a vital part of Brooklyn's local scene, 285 has also been a spot for bigger out of town bands to get crazier, sweatier, and more intimate with their fans while they were in town for other shows. Fucked Up did just that in 2011 when they played 285 after opening for Dinosaur Jr. at Terminal 5, so they were warmly welcomed back, and their Canada neighbors White Lung (who could probably headline the venue at this point) fit the spirit of the bill perfectly too.

crowd at 285 Kent last night (via Kari)
285 Kent

Anyone who's seen Fucked Up knows Damien Abraham likes to talk on stage, and last night he dedicated much of that to commemorating 285 Kent. "Of all the amazing venues we've played, this is by far the fucking coolest," he said at one point. He also encouraged the crowd saying you could do any of this, start a venue, form a band, book shows, do it yourself. Maybe in 2014 the possibilities of DIY seem more obvious than the days of Black Flag or something, but it's still inspiring to hear a band you look up to break down the fan/band/industry barriers and preach that to their fans. Maybe a 15 year old was there last night and is already forming his or her first band. 285 Kent's shows are all ages shows.

DIIV (via @chchchavez)

Most of my good memories about 285 Kent involve the fact that you felt like you could have fun there, not just be part of a group of people standing around. I still scratch my head a bit at how mosh pits ever break out to DIIV at any show, but at 285 they always seem to, and it actually does feel right. Especially last night, when they were sandwiched between the ferocious punk of White Lung and Fucked Up.

White Lung's sets rarely cross the 20-minute mark, but last night's felt especially short (possibly shortened by their broken kick pedal) yet just as wild as usual. Their newer songs sound great, and when they played material off of Sorry, the crowd truly lost it. Fucked Up's set raged as always too. And though you can usually see through it when a band pretends they're doing an unplanned encore, it seemed legitimately spontaneous when Fucked Up discussed things on stage for a bit and then got the crowd rowdier than they'd been all night for the last-ever song played at 285 Kent, a cover of "Blitzkrieg Bop." Internet hate for all the 285 Kent commemoration often drops the line, "It's not CBGB," but hey, at least we went out with a Ramones song.

A couple more pics below...

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photos by Amanda Hatfield; words by Wyatt Marshall

Dev Hynes / DIIV / Potty Mouth @ Baby's All Right 12/31/2013
Dev Hynes
Potty Mouth

Attending a show might not be the worst way to spend New Year's Eve in NYC, but there's no escaping wasted revelers. The New Years Eve DIIV, Nothing, Ratking, Potty Mouth and LODRO show at Baby's All Right was packed to the brim with party people by the time DIIV took the stage to countdown to midnight (with bubbly), and subsequently delivered an hour-long set which was peppered with new material as well as a cover of Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone."

I didn't catch LORDO's set that kicked off the night, but Potty Mouth sounded good with their indie/punk jams and, as usual, Nothing was loud as hell. (Perfect Pussy were also originally supposed to play but ended up playing at Acheron instead.) It's a shame most people dipped out before Manhattan rap trio Ratking took the stage at 1AM, because those three teenagers packed a serious punch with their angry, energetic performance. The place filled back up at 2AM, though, for a surprise performance from Blood Orange's Dev Hynes who played a set  exclusively made up of songs left over from his Cupid Deluxe sessions. Pictures from the whole night are in this post.

How did you spend your New Year's Eve? More pics from Baby's All Right below...

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Sebadoh at Bowery Ballroom in 2012 (more by Bryan Bruchman)

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

Sebadoh, Octa#grape @ Bowery Ballroom
Lou Barlow is in two veteran indie rock bands, and the one he co-fronts, Sebadoh, just released Defend Yourself, their first album in 13 years. Expect a fair ammount of '90s faves as well as new ones tonight.

M.I.A. @ Terminal 5
M.I.A.'s multi-genre music knows no boundaries, so there's no telling what her new album, Matangi, will be. It comes out on November 5, but right before then she'll do two nights at Terminal 5. This is the first.

Big Freedia @ Brooklyn Bowl
Bounce queen Big Freedia, who you may know as the world record holder for most people twerking simultaneously, the star of her new FUSE reality series, or the person behind some of the most fun live shows around, comes to NYC for a two-night stand at Brooklyn Bowl this week. She's promising special guests too. This is night 1.

Deerhoof, Elizabeth & the Catapult, AWKWAFINA, Dynasty Electric, Butter The Children, Alyson Greenfield, Haif Waif, KASHKA, Angela, Sheik, Aye Nako @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
The Tinderbox Music Festival, "an annual event showcasing a powerful and diverse lineup of established and emerging female artists producing innovative original music," returns today. Especially notable artists on the bill include the pop-punky Aye Nako, the shoegazey Butter the Children, and of course Deerhoof.

Melt-Banana, Brain Tentacles, Vaz @ Saint Vitus Bar
As Doug Moore put it, "You should really, really go see this band. I'm normally a stereotypically jaded stand-in-the-back-with-crossed-arms NYC audience member, but even for me, it's basically impossible not to get down hard when these guys play."

Colin Meloy (of The Decemberists), Eleanor Friedberger @ Town Hall
Normally Colin Meloy is singing for The Decemberists, but he's doing the solo thing for this tour, which happens around the same time as his new Kinks covers EP. Opening is another solo artist, Eleanor Friedberger (of the Fiery Furnaces).

The Misfits, The Attack @ Starland Ballroom
Like we said when they played NYC on Wednesday, it's not Halloween without a Misfits show. They did their actual Halloween show in Boston last night, and tonight they do Day of the Dead in NJ.

David Longstreth of Dirty Projectors, The Calder Quartet @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art
For this show, David Longstreth (the brains behind Dirty Projectors) will be premiering new work in addition to new arrangements of Dirty Projectors songs with the Calder Quartet.

Dying Fetus, Exhumed, Abiotic, Rivers of Nihil @ Gramercy Theatre
Dying Fetus and Exhumed aren't the most inventive death metal bands, but they're among the best live acts in the business. Worth it to watch John Gallagher and Matt Harvey (respectively) shred through their ridiculous rhythm guitar parts while breaking off guttural vox alone.

Leverage Models, Spirit Animal @ Mercury Lounge
If you like your pop music best in the widescreen format, with loads of ambition and maybe some sax and syn-drums for good measure, so do Leverage Models.

Steve Wynn and The Miracle Three, Ivan Julian & The Head @ The Bowery Electric
The onetime Dream Syndicate frontman shares a night with former Voidoid member Ivan Julian. While this show was announced ages ago, this seems prime to become a Lou Reed tribute.

Nas @ MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino
It's a bit out of NYC, but a good opportunity to see Nas on a Friday night, and a good excuse to head to the casino (or vice versa).

Spank Rock, Dope Body @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Tonight's the first night of the new Brooklyn Night Bazar's permanent Greenpoint location where they're be bringing hand-made things to buy, local food and cool music every Friday and Saturday all year round. Spank Rock will break the stage in.

Grooms, Far-Out Fangtooth, LODRO, Mone @ Death By Audio
Quality local noisemakers Grooms and LODRO team up with Philly's Far-out Fangtooth for a night of guitars.

Aziz Ansari @ Kaufmann Concert Hall
This is not stand-up but a "conversation with" the comedian and Parks & Recreation star, though we're sure it will be funny too. Sold out.

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

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Nothing @ BV Party at Baby's All Right - 10/19/13

Philly's Nothing just wrapped up a few shows with Weekend and Disappears, including one at NYC's Glasslands last week (10/22). Before that they played their only CMJ show at our BrooklynVegan party at Baby's All Right on 10/19, which went from noon til just after 2 AM and had tons of complimentary Sailor Jerry in addition to the hours of music. Nothing are a band that get tagged as shoegaze and are signed to a metal label, but in a live setting they just came off as a heavy rock band not tied to any specific subgenre. Their show seriously rips too. It was one of my favorite sets of CMJ. A set of pictures from their appearance at our CMJ party is in this post. We already posted a video from their set, but you can refresh your memory by watching that again below.

If you missed Nothing's two recent NYC shows, or just need to see them again, you're in luck because they've just added a last-minute show happening on Tuesday (10/29) at 285 Kent with Brooklyn's bluesy LODRO (for whom the show is a release party for their "If Life Was Like A Movie" b/w "Snake Song" 7"), in addition to Shadow Walker, Sunflower Bean (mems. Turnip King), and a DJ set from Oberhofer. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Flyer and a stream of the a-side of the new LODRO 7" below.

In related news, members of Nothing and another metal-friendly shoegaze band that Nothing has toured with, Whirr (ex-Deafheaven), have a side project called Death of Lovers, who have signed to Deathwish (also home to Deafheaven). They'll release an EP, Buried Under a World of Roses, on that label at some point in the near future. Check out the video for the title track, along with the album artwork, tracklist, and more Nothing pics from CMJ, below.

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Kylesa at Irving Plaza in 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
The Julie Ruin at Union Pool in August (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Julie Ruin
Kurt Vile in Austin in August (more by Glen Brown)

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

The Julie Ruin, Priests @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Kathleen Hanna's new band The Julie Ruin simply cannot be slowed down. They're already played quite a few NYC shows this year, and they keep selling them out (like tonight's). Opening the show is a killer DC band who probably owe a thing or two to Kathleen Hanna, and who just made quite the impression at their sole CMJ show, Priests.

Kylesa, Pinkish Black, Sierra @ Saint Vitus
Two bands that are tied to the metal scene, but really aren't that metal, Kylesa and Pinkish Black, are currently on the road together for this BV/IO-presented tour which also includes Kylesa's pals Sierra. Kylesa, who do have heavier roots, have been experimenting with psychedelia, shoegazey atmospheres, and alternative rock anthems lately, whereas Pinkish Black leans towards darkwave.

Kurt Vile, Lee Ranaldo and The Dust, Beach Fossils @ Terminal 5
It's hard to believe that it was only four years ago that Kurt Vile and Beach Fossils both played the Woodsist/Captured Tracks Festival, and now they're teaming up again for KV to headline what is by far his largest NYC show yet at Terminal 5. Lee Ranaldo and the Dust (which has more Sonic Youth members than any other post-SY band at the moment) is on the bill too, and of course not to miss.

Serpentine Path, Castevet, Vorde, Oneirogen @ Union Pool
Brooklyn's reclusive metal alchemists Castevet -- featuring seriously shredding guitarist Andrew Hock -- play their record release show which is co-sponsored by our heavy sister site, Invisible Oranges.

Ashrae Fax, Historics, Donovan Blanc, DJ Frankie Teardrop @ Glasslands
North Carolina duo Ashrae Fax put out lost gem Static Crash 10 years ago which sounds like the best '80s 4AD album never heard (think Cocteau Twins but groovier). Mexican Summer reissued the record this year and have coaxed the band back into action.

Electronium: The Future Was Then @ BAM
Questlove, Dan Deacon, Jeremy Ellis, How To Dress Well, Sonnymoon and more are performing at this "freely-associative and impressionistic musical homage to pioneers in the electronic music scene between 1948 and 1979."

Minus The Bear, INVSN, Slow Bird @ Best Buy Theater
Technical-guitar emo is pretty in right now, and though their most classic records might be behind them, Minus the Bear are one of the bands who were a crucial part in developing that style.

The Waterboys, Freddie Stevenson @ Bowery Ballroom
Celt pop vets The Waterboys are official supporting their 10th LP, An Appointment with Mr. Yeats but expect no shortage of hits from This is the Sea and Fisherman's Blues.

Mike Donovan, LODRO, Pigeons @ Death By Audio
With the Sic Alps moniker retired, Mike Donovan is now playing under his own name, but expect the same swampy folk. LODRO's bluesy noir is a good fit as opener.

Marina Rosenfeld, David Grubbs, Susan Howe @ Issue Project Room
IPR's "Ten Years on the Infinite Plain" anniversary celebration continues tonight with composer/turntablist Marina Rosenfeld and the East Coast premiere of "WOODSLIPPERCOUNTERCLATTER," the new collaboration between poet Susan Howe and musician/composer David Grubbs.

The Beets, Chastity Belt, Pony Time, The Beer Shits, Haybaby @ Shea Stadium
Brooklyn mutant folkies The Beets headline this show but do check out Seattle's Chastity Belt whose new album, No Regrets, is streamable below. Also on the bill are Seattle's punky Pony Time and you can stream their album, Go Find Your Own, below as well.

Frightened Rabbit, Augustines @ Webster Hall
The album that many say Frightened Rabbit will never top is five years behind us, but they've still got a supportive fan base (as two nights at Webster Hall, one of which is sold out, might imply) and this year's Pedestrian Verse is still pretty good.

The Combat Zone, Missionary, Lude Boys, Longings, Failed States @ Fitness
It's a night of Boston (and Western Mass) and NYC hardcore/punk with The Combat Zone and Lude Boys coming from Boston, NYC's Missionary and Failed States (mems. of Nuclear Spring), plus Amherst's Longings, who are more mid-tempo punk/post-punk and have a killer demo out.

The English Beat @ Paramount
While singer Dave Wakeling is the only original member of the band these days, there's no denying his many pop hits like "Mirror in the Bathroom," "Save it For Later" and even General Public's "Tenderness."

Justin Townes Earle @ The Space at Westbury
JTE is a good excuse to check out this new Long Island venue (run by Bowery Presents) in a historic, '20s-era space.

The Swellers, Candy Hearts @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Two pop punk bands team up for this show at The Studio at Webster Hall.

Radiolab Live w/ On Fillmore, Noveller, Ophira Eisenberg @ Beacon Theatre
Once again, WNYC/NPR show Radiolab has taken its show on the road, this time with an event they're calling "Apocalyptical." In addition to hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, they've brought along musicians Noveller and On Filmore, plus comedian Ophira Eisenberg for their patented blend of science, music and humor.

Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Guerilla Toss, Low Fat Getting High, Robot Death Kites, Sneaks @ Silent Barn
There's a good show at Silent Barn tonight with post-punk from Ed Schrader's Music Beat, punk from Low Fat Getting High, and more.

Nina Kraviz, Stacey Pullen, Jenifa Mayanja, Alex From Tokyo, Mike Khoury @ Output
The always-great Russian deep house producer/art pop singer Nina Kraviz plays this Halloween party at Output tonight.

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Savages at Laneway Festival 2013 (more by James Richards IV)

Au Revoir Simone @ Warsaw, 2010 (more by Jessica Amaya)

We are in the midst of CMJ Music Marathon and today the free day party options kick in pretty good, so check out our list of afternoon action we already posted. Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. We've got tonight's highlights -- most but not all are CMJ shows -- here and more options listed further down.

Savages, Duke Garwood @ Terminal 5
CMJ is not a contest but Savages "won" CMJ last year. Now with an album out, they're back to rub other bands noses in it at Terminal 5. Not really, they're nice people, and their trad postpunk should sound good in the cavernous venue.

Au Revoir Simone, Lou Doillon, Selebrities, Thomas Azier @ Highline Ballroom
Attention Francophiles, here's your CMJ show with real foreigners Lou Doillon and Thomas Azier, plus French sympathizers with synthesizers, Au Revoir Simone and Selebrities.

Talib Kweli, Black Moon, Phony PPL, Smif-n-Wessun, The Underachievers, Res, Cory Mo, Meka @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
In general, this is pretty much the biggest night for rap at CMJ this year. Tonight's also the Duck Down showcase co-headlined by Talib Kweli and veteran crew Black Moon who are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their '93 debut, Enta Da Stage, backed by Phony PPL.

Vic Mensa, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, World's Fair, Deniro Farrar, Key!, Bryant Dope, Kid Daytona, Eddie B, Illclinton @ Santos Party House
Plus, Noisey does their rap party tonight with party rapper Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, cloud rap standout Deniro Farrar, and more.

Gangsta Boo (Three 6 Mafia), Oxymorrons, Illustrate, J. Natural, Kosha Dillz @ Littlefield
There's also this show with Three Six Mafia member Gangsta Boo, Oxymorrons, and Turquoise Jeep's pal Kosha Dillz.

Schoolboy Q, Casey Veggies, A$AP Mob, The Bots, Bishop Nehru, Isaiah Rashad @ Webster Hall
And last but certainly not least, Black Hippy's Schoolboy Q, who's been delaying his much-anticipated new album, headlines this show at Webster Hall. The lineup also features former Odd Future cohort Casey Veggies, three A$AP Mob members, young local rapper Bishop Nehru (who's been cutting his teeth opening for quite a few Black Hippy members in NYC), new TDE signee Isaiah Rashad and more.

Eternal Summers, TEEN, Quilt, Bleeding Rainbow, Mood Rings, Happy Jawbone @ Cameo Gallery
There is not a single bad band on this bill, from frequent tourmates Eternal Summers and Bleeding Rainbow, to dream pop sound of TEEN and Mood Rings, to the psychedelic sounds of Quilt and Happy Jawbone. This is a solid show.

Yuck, Courtney Barnett, Eagulls, Porcelain Raft, Theo Verney @ Glasslands
Hype-loving UK music weekly NME is presenting this showcase that only doesn't have Palma Violets because they just toured here. Instead you get UK acts Yuck and Egulls, plus Aussie charmer Courtney Barnett and more.

Yamantaka//Sonic Titan, Jacco Gardner, Saint Rich, US Girls, ARP, Slim Twig @ Knitting Factory
The folks at Panache Booking are behind this showcase, lining up a bunch of quality acts, including kabuki metallers YT//ST, Dutch psych prodigy Jacco Gardner and Delicate Steve offshoot Saint Rich.

White Denim, Calvin Love, Jonathan Rado, Zig Zags, Cotton Jones, Jacco Gardner, Courtney Barnett @ Mercury Lounge
Los Angeles music blog visits the other coast and has put together this line-up featuring White Denim and a solo show from Foxygen's Jonathan Rado.

Mean Creek, Shark?, The History of Apple Pie, SW/MM/NG, Joanna Gruesome, Gross Relations @ Pianos
UK indiepop acts Joanna Gruesome and The History of Apple Pie -- not to mention quality locals Shark? and Gross Relations -- highlight this Pianos show.

The Darcys, Zeus, Still Life Still, Gold & Youth, Lowell @ Cake Shop
There's more to Canada than Montreal. Explore some of our Northern neighbors' other musical cities (mainly Toronto) at this showcase. Maybe the Darcys will pull out some ther Steely Dan covers.

Byzantine, Black Anvil, Ramming Speed, Vattnet Viskar @ Europa
Metal Insider's CMJ showcase suffered a serious setback when Blake Judd's legal problems forced Nachtmystium to drop off the bill. However, Byzantine's first East Coast appearance in forever and a solid supporting cast keep this show solid.

Iceage @ Portland's Star Theater in March (more by Autumn Andel)

Iceage, Survival, Ivy @ The Acheron
Danish punks Iceage have hit NYC a few times this year, and this two-night stand at Acheron -- not part of CMJ -- will be their last one before the year ends. Even when they play a bigger place like Bowery Ballroom, Iceage act like they're in a tiny punk joint, so they should feel right at home here.

Hunters, Total Slacker, SISU, Perfect Pussy, LODRO, Tweens @ The Flat
Two of our "30 Bands Worth Seeing at CMJ" are on this bill (Tweens and Perfect Pussy), and the rest of the bill is recommended too -- SISU features half of the Dum Dum Girls, LODRO work the smoky noir vibe hard, and Hunters are always a kick live.

Young Braised, Mood Rings, Christines, Calvin Love @ Shea Stadium
Bushwick online station Newtown Radio is presenting this unofficial CMJ party with Canadian rapper Young Braised, indie sensualists Mood Rings, and Christines, the new band from Andy of Woven Bones (they sound nothing like Woven Bones).

Half Moon Run, The Preatures, Mystery Skulls, claire, Austin Brown, Bonzie, Dream Koala (DJ Set) @ The Bowery Hotel
This is one of School Night parties and is a pretty good lineup of more commercial indie bands (not that there's anything wrong with that) including Montreal's Half Moon Run and Australia's Preatures. Free with RSVP.

Running in the Fog, Mutual Benefit, Flagland, The Everywheres, Body Parts, Bent Shapes @ Muchmore's
Boston indiepop band Bent Shapes made our list of "30 CMJ Bands" too, they're jangly but not without bite.

Porcelain Raft, Sarah Neufeld, Sapphire Slows, Tei Shi, White Poppy, Dirty Beaches (DJ Set) @ 285 Kent Avenue
The last time I saw Porcelain Raft it was just main guy Mauro Remiddi and a drummer, but he performed like it was a much fuller band. At tonight's 285 Kent show he's with Arcade Fire collaborator Sarah Neufeld, two synth artists that we recently highlighted in our electronic music at CMJ roundup, Sapphire Slows, and Tei Shi, and more.

RatKing, Amp Live, Emily Bell, YC The Cynic, Tree, Denitia and Sene, The TonTons, Wavy Spice, Tanya Morgan, Myth Syzer, Pegasus Warning @ Free Candy
There's a lot of good indie rap on this bill, including bratty local trio Ratking, upcomer YC the Cynic, trio-recently-turned-duo Tanya Morgan, and promising Chicago rapper Tree. Plus tons more.

Nothing Changes w/ King Dude @ Home Sweet Home
King Dude makes old-style country ballads in a goth/noir kind of way, and while that could sound kinda novelty, it's actually pretty haunting and really well written stuff. He plays the weekly Nothing Changes party tonight. Late.

Flying Turns, Real Magic, TV Girl, Hockey, FLASH/LIGHTS, Shy Girls, Brothertiger, Landshapes, The Epilogues, Shady Elders, StaG, South of France @ Tammany Hall
This Tammany Hall show has a number of artists working in the electronic/pop world, including Real Magic, who's all contemporary beats and big vocals, TV Girl who combine hip hop and indie pop, plus a lot of samples, and Shy Girls, who at the moment may be best known for working with the PMR-signed Cyril Hahn.

Brian Wilson, Jeff Beck @ The Wellmont Theatre
The band who currently tours as The Beach Boys may not include their main songwriter Brian Wilson as a member, but Brian's on the road with fellow ex-Beach Boys Al Jardine and Dave Marks, plus guitar maestro Jeff Beck, playing a ton of favorites from The Beach Boys' career. Not part of CMJ.

Pattern is Movement, Leverage Models, Celestial Shore, Norwegian Arms, Laser Background, Paperhaus @ Union Pool
Tonight Union Pool goes for bands who bridge the gap between experimental and pop, including notables like Pattern Is Movement, Leverage Models, and Celestial Shore.

More notable Wednesday options are listed below, but for all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.

There is no Big Terrific tonight because of CMJ but for other funny options, check out the NYC Comedy calendar .



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"Perfect Pussy show at 285 kent reminding me how much I love guitars" - Skeet Disick

Perfect Pussy / Potty Mouth
Perfect Pussy, Potty Mouth, Lodro, Tweens
Perfect Pussy, Potty Mouth, Lodro, Tweens

"Cause I've heard a million times / What's gonna get your there," [singer Abby Weems] casually vented into the microphone, as the rest of the band backed her vocals with a melodic feel that made the Williamsburg audience powerless to the urge to, if not dance, at least make some movement. Heads banged all around, and some members even did succumb to Potty Mouth's melodies. A fan around the age of 60 at the front found himself moving his hips to the tunes, which Weems and guitarist Phoebe Harris happily laughed, giving the elderly patron a thumbs-up. [QRO Magazine]
Four killer guitar rock bands took over Brooklyn's 285 Kent this past Saturday (10/5). Noise punk crew Perfect Pussy were in from Syracuse and incited a mosh pit during their 20-minute closing set, Western Mass' Potty Mouth came to town to celebrate the release of their debut album, Hell Bent, the bluesy LODRO was the local representation for the night, and the show was kicked off by Cincinnati's bratty/sloppy/punky Tweens. It was the second NYC show Perfect Pussy and Tweens played together last week. Pictures from what was an all-around great night at 285 Kent are in this post.

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Radical Dads at South Street Seaport in August (more by Jeff Cate)
Rad Dads

As usual, Williamsburg all ages DIY spot 285 Kent has a ton of good shows coming up, including some especially great ones this week that we haven't had a chance to mention yet.

On Wednesday (10/2), the venue hosts a night of catchy guitar rock from some great locals like Radical Dads, Dead Stars, Haybaby, BOYTOY, and Honduras. Tickets are on sale.

Thursday (10/3) there's a double header, with the Dent May/Dead Gaze/Calvin Love show at 8 PM (tickets) and the FIXED 9th anniversary at midnight with a full live band set from The Field (tickets).

Sludge rockers California X come over from Amherst, MA on Friday (10/4) to headline a show that also includes Long Island indie rock traditionalists Turnip King, Body Parts, and Total Slacker DJs. Tickets are on sale.

Finally, as discussed, another group of Massachusetts rockers Potty Mouth celebrate the release of their debut LP, Hell Bent, at the venue on Saturday (10/5) with Syracuse noise punks Perfect Pussy. Since we last spoke, that lineup has been expanded to include Brooklyn's bluesy LODRO and Cincinnati garage pop trio Tweens. It's one of two NYC shows that Perfect Pussy and Tweens play together this week. Tickets are still available.

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