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photo: L7 at FFF Fest 2015 (more by Tim Griffin)

SXSW already announced two rounds of 2016 artists, and today a third round was announced, including L7, Bloc Party, The Cult, Loretta Lynn, Waxahatchee, Frankie Cosmos, D∆WN, Polica, Dilly Dally, Eleanor Friedberger, Protomartyr, Holy Fuck, Ra Ra Riot, Fat White Family, Domo Genesis, Hodgy Beats, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, All Dogs, Judy Collins & Ari Hest, The Dandy Warhols, Des Ark, Mick Jenkins, Lady Leshurr, Mitski, Supersuckers, Teen Suicide, together PANGEA, Turnover, Younghusband and more.

Full list of additions, below...

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photo: The Sword in Austin, 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)

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

The Sword, Royal Thunder @ Webster Hall
Tonight Webster Hall hosts a double dose of throwback proto-metal style riffs from The Sword and Royal Thunder. They're supporting the new albums High Country (on Razor & Tie) and Crooked Doors (on Relapse), respectively.

Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders, Waltz, Okay Kaya, Fascinator (DJ Set) @ Baby's All Right
Jack Ladder & the Dreamlanders seem like the kind of band teleported straight from 1985 -- specifically the set of Miami Vice -- with liquid, Japan-style bass, glassine synths, stabs of effected guitar and Ladder's enormous baritone croon front and center. Add to that wildcard guitarist Kirin J. Callinan, they're a fun time.

Glen Hansard, August Wells @ Beacon Theater
Glen Hansard released new solo album, Didn't He Ramble, earlier this fall which was produced by frequent collaborator Doveman, but expect songs from throughout his career (The Frames, The Swell Season, and Once).

Neil DeGrasse-Tyson @ Kings Theatre
Host of Cosmos and StarTalk!, DeGrasse-Tyson presents this show titled "Delusions of Space Enthusiasts" that explores "the perennial mismatch between collective expectations of where we should be in space by now and the geopolitical, cultural, and economic realities that limit it.."

Kelela, Kelsey Lu @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
The "alt-R&B" trend has been adopted by some of the biggest names in pop, but even as the style increasingly enters the mainstream Kelela maintains her highly experimental version of it. Tonight's the first of two NYC shows in support of this year's Hallucinogen EP on Cherry Coffee/Warp.

Elvis Depressedly, LVL UP, Yohuna @ Shea Stadium
Two Run for Cover Records-associated artists with a knack for slacker/lo-fi indie, Elvis Depressedly and LVL UP, team up for this show.

Punderdome 3000 Hosted by Jo and Fred Firestone @ Littlefield
Comedian Jo Firestone and her dad, Fred, host this live game show that encourages you to be the cheesiest you can. The bigger the groan, the better.

Yo Gotti @ S.O.B.'s
Memphis rapper Yo Gotti has been promising his new album The Art of Hustle, and earlier this year released its single "Rihanna" (ft. Young Thug). We can probably expect that and some older favorites tonight.

Vanessa Carlton, Joshua Hyslop @ City Winery
It's been over a decade since Vanessa Carlton was inescapable on MTV/mainstream radio thanks to "A Thousand Miles," "Ordinary Day" and "White Houses," but for this year's Liberman (on Dine Alone Records) she's toned down the radio-ready production and is arguably a stronger songwriter than ever. Tonight's the second of two release shows.

Bleachers, Sara Bareilles, Mike Birbiglia, Elle King, Andrew Dost, Jacqueline Novak & more @ New World Stages
This is "The 2nd Annual Talent Show" featuring a host of music, theatre and comedy names with proceeds going to support New Alternatives' work with LGBTQ Youth.

Spector, Slothrust, Total Makeover @ Saint Vitus
UK band Spector have picked up some buzz in their home country for a sound that's not far removed from Editors. Tonight's their first of two NYC shows this week.

NoMBe, Slow Sugar, Hembree, Mail The Horse, Austin Plaine, Jon Bryant, Sara Hartman, HALFBLUUD, Victoria Reed, Katie Boeck, You Won't, Michael Daves @ Rockwood Music Hall
It's the monthly Communion night that takes over all three stages at Rockwood.

Cake Shop Comedy @ Cake Shop
If you miss Big Terrific and Hannibal Buress' Sunday night show at Knit, and are looking for a new free, weekly comedy show that happens in a rock club and sometimes has big name talent stop by unexpectedly, "Cake Shop Comedy" might do the trick. Tonight's guests are Sabrina Jones, Liza Treyger, Chloe A. Hilliard, Noah Gardenswartz, Amber Nelson, Nimesh Patel, and Nicole Byer.

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

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The Firefly Music Festival will return in 2016 from June 16-19. This year's lineup includes Mumford & Sons, Kings of Leon, Florence & the Machine, Deadmau5, Disclosure, blink-182, Death Cab for Cutie, Tame Impala, M83, A$AP Rocky, Ludacris, Earth Wind & Fire, Fetty Wap, Flogging Molly, Vince Staples, AlunaGeorge, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Guster, Chairlift, Quilt, Laura Stevenson and more.

Tickets go on sale Friday (11/20) at 11 AM. Full lineup below...

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photo: Dungen @ T5, 2010 (more by Andrew Saint Clair)
Dungen at T5

Because of CMJ, we're doing 'What's Going On' slightly different this week. Each day there's a handful of day shows which are listed first, followed by the night shows. With so many events happening each day, we've limited this to our top picks, but there's a list of other good ones below the fold. Not all of these shows are associated with CMJ, but most are. And for even more of tonight's shows, you can browse our full NYC show calendar.


Holly Miranda, Morningsiders, Frankie Cosmos, Ben Abraham, Phoebe Lou, Mail the Horse @ Knitting Factory (FREE)
Want to hang in Williamsburg this afternoon? You've got the great Holly Miranda and rising talent Frankie Cosmos.

Methyl Ethel, Cheatahs, Michael Rault, Landshapes, Weaves, Palehound, Hockey Dad, Yung, Stolen Jars, Lena Fayre, Outfit, Tow3rs, Idgy Dean, Marlon Williams @ Pianos (FREE)
This is a pretty international day party, featuring acts from Australia (Hockey Dad, Methyl Ethel), the UK (Cheatahs, Landshapes, Outfit), Denmark (Yung), Canada (Weves) and more. A good option!

John Grant, Ezra Furman, Georgia, Shopping @ Rough Trade (FREE)
This is Rough Trade's day party, highlighted by an intimate performance by John Grant, but the rest of the bill is great too.


The Front Bottoms, The Smith Street Band, Elvis Depressedly @ Irving Plaza
It's not part of CMJ, but BV is presenting The Front Bottoms' two-night stand at Irving Plaza with The Smith Street Band and Elvis Depressedly. They just released their major label debut, Back On Top, and it's actually more subdued than their previous material. This is night 2 of 2.

Ringo Deathstarr, Dead Leaf Echo, Lazyeyes, Nailbiter, Vallens, Beliefs @ Alphaville
Shoegaze fans will want to head to Alphaville for Austin trio Ringo Deathstarr, Canadian groups Vallens and Beliefs, and Brooklyn's own Dead Leaf Echo.

Yvette, Turn To Crime, Painted Zeros, Meat Wave, What Moon Things, Video Daughters @ Aviv
Gimmie Tinitus is co-sponsoring this showcase that is appropriately LOUD, with must-see Brooklyn duo Yvette being especially boisterous.

Dungen, Quilt @ Baby's All Right
Mexican Summer is presenting this double bill featuring Sweden's Dungen who haven't played NYC in a long time, and Boston-area band Quilt who are always worth catching. Sold out, but limited CMJ badges will be accepted. Get there early.

Maya Beiser w/ Jherek Bischoff & Zachary Alford @ BAM
Cellist Maya Beiser performs electic arrangements of Nirvana, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin and more at this four-night BAM run and her band includes Jherek Bischoff on bass. It continues through 10/17.

Mild High Club, Murals, Heaters, Chocolat, Cool ghouls, Worthless, S @ Berlin
If you dig psych, new East Village club Berlin is the place to be tonight, with San Francisco's Cool Ghouls, Montreal's Chocolat on the bill...plus the Brian Wilson-loving Mild High Club, and Louisville's Murals. This one's free with RSVP.

Panda Bear, The Present, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Deakin (DJ Set) @ Bowery Ballroom
Panda Bear's new album does what Panda Bear does best -- futuristic psychedelic pop with a lot of Brian Wilson influence -- but it's a clear progression from his earlier work too. Tonight he wraps up a sold-out three-night run at Bowery Ballroom.

Kamasi Washington, Nir Felder, Takuya Kuroda, Dessy Di Lauro, Kris Bowers, Ben Williams & Sound Effect @ Bric House
Jazz musician Kamasi Washington has been having a pretty busy year. He appears on Kendrick Lamar and Thundercat's new albums, and he also has his own, The Epic, out on Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder label (Thundercat features on that album too).

Wax Idols, Flowers of Evil, Decorum @ Acheron
If you wear black on the outside because black is how you feel on the inside, you should head to Acheron tonight for a gothy bill headlined by San Francisco's Wax Idols (who played our official showcase last night). Flowers of Evil features members of Crocodiles and A Place to Bury Strangers, and Decorum is the new band from Leif of Orca Team.

Protomartyr, Strange Wilds, The Gotobeds, Mass Gothic @ Knitting Factory
This is the Sub Pop / Hardly Art official CMJ showcase headlined by Detroit's mighty Protomartyr, fresh off the release of their acclaimed third album, The Agent Intellect. Tour buddies The Gotobeds are also on the bill, as are the Nirvana-y Strange Wilds, and Mass Gothic (ex-Hooray for Earth). H Jon Benjamin, who you may know from Bob's Burgers or Archer, hosts the night.

Mercury Rev, Ezra Furman, Landshapes, Mammut, Holly Macve @ Le Poisson Rouge
Back after seven years withe new album The Light in You, Mercury Rev headline Bella Union's official CMJ showcase tonight. Expect sweeping grandeur, trippy visuals

"Fable" @ Knockdown Center
Some of you may remember "Debut," the ambitious, large-scale production by Derrick Belcham (La Blogotheque) and choreographer Emily Terndrup (Sleep No More) that happened last year at The Knockdown Center and featured music by Porcelain Raft's Mauro Remiddi, Julianna Barwick and more. Those folks are teaming up again for another large-scale production that again merges independent music, immersive dance theater and large-scale art installation, titled "Fable."

Skaters, Monika, Hooton Tennis Club, Methyl Ethel, Miya Folick, Marlon Williams @ Living Room
A whole host of CMJ buzz bands -- Liverpool's Hooton Tennis Club and Australia's Methyl Ethel especially -- can be caught here tonight. Get in for cheap with RSVP.

Death By Unga Bunga, Worriers, Gospel Machine, Palehound, Laura Gibson, The Great American Canyon Band, Valley Maker @ Union Pool
Tonight's Distiller Promo showcase at Union Pool has poppy Brooklyn punks Worriers, singer/songwriter-y indie rockers Palehound, folk singer Laura Gibson and more.

The Jungle Giants, The Maccabees, Yak, Fraser A. Gorman, Mitski (solo), Seratones @ Mercury Lounge
High Road Touring throws their showcase at Mercury Lounge tonight. Especially worth catching are British rockers The Maccabees (who usually play way bigger venues) and a solo set from one of the best artists on NYC's current local scene, Mitski.

Tobias Jesso Jr., Wet @ MHOW
You can spend your time watching TJJ picking his songs apart if you want -- there's Carol King, there's Harry Nilsson, there's Randy Newman, there's the Cheers theme song -- which is even easier to do when it's just a man and an electric piano. But Jesso is a pretty charming guy with self-effacing humor, and the heart-on-sleeve lyrics clearly connect with his audience who are usually either singing along loudly or pin-drop quiet.

Michael Rault, Cool Ghouls, Dirty Ghosts, Slim Twig, Modern Vices, Howardian, Unstoppable Death Machines @ Palisades
During CMJ, Palisades is a destination -- not a lot of other clubs to hop around to nearby -- but they've got a stay-put lineup tonight, presented by the folks at Burger Records, including the one-of-a-kind Slim Twig, San Francisco's garage Cool Ghools, and Michael Rault.

Multimagic, Matt Bauer, Sara Curtin, Fred Thomas, Prairie Empire, Anthonie Tonnon, Anna Gordon @ Passenger Bar
Passenger Bar hosts The Band Mom official CMJ showcase, and especially worth catching is Saturday Looks Good To Me frontman Fred Thomas. His new highly-lyrical solo album is very good.

Nai Harvest, Donovan Wolfington, Wildhoney, Solids, Clique, Infinity Girl, Lizard Kisses @ Shea Stadium
The always-reliable Topshelf Records throws their showcase at Shea this year. This one's especially loaded with distortion-pedal lovers.

Sean Nicholas Savage, Promise Keeper @ Silent Barn
With his band Mood Rings currently in a holding pattern, William Fussel has launched a new project, titled Promise Keeper. If you liked Mood Rings' shimmery, sultry single "The Line" chances are you'll like Promise Keeper which is decidedly more on the electro/new romantic soulful pop side (by way of '80s Michael Mann soundtracks). He plays tonight with Montreal's Sean Nicholas Savage.

Beggars Party w/ Car Seat Headrest @ Elvis Guesthouse
After releasing a ton of releases on bandcamp that were loved in certain indie rock circles, Car Seat Headrest inked a deal with Matador. He's definitely one of the more talked-about artists at CMJ this year.

Benjamin Clementine @ Highline Ballroom
With a voice that has gotten him called a "male Nina Simone" more than once, UK singer Benjamin Clementine returns to NYC for this show.

Glass Animals, Empress Of @ Terminal 5
We're most excited about opener Empress Of, whose synthpoppy debut album Me is definitely one of the better releases of the year.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.


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Tickets to the Deerhunter/Atlas Sound shows at Irving Plaza (BrooklynVegan presents) and Warsaw go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets to the two-night Neil Fest at Bowery Ballroom, featuring Ryan Adams, Sharon Van Etten, Body/Head, Brian Fallon and more performing the songs of Neil Young, go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to The Weeknd, Travi$ Scott, and Banks shows at Prudential Center, Madison Square Garden and Barclays Center go sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets to the Julia Holter show at Rough Trade go on sale today at noon.

If you didn't get them through the BrooklynVegan presale, tickets to the six Dinosaur Jr. 30th Anniversary shows at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to the Travis Scott show at Gramercy Theatre go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets to the !!! (chk chk chk) shows at Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to the Monika show at Baby's All Right go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to the Norah Jones show at Capitol Theatre are go on fanclub presale at 10 AM.

Tickets to the Frog Eyes show at Baby's All Right go on sale at 10 AM.

Tickets to the Made of Oak (Nick from Sylvan Esso) show at Baby's All Right go on sale today at noon.

O'Death, Mail the Horse, and Johnny Pinhook and the Tobacco-Aires play The Shop on September 12. Tickets are on sale.

Tickets to the The World Is a Beautiful Place and I am No Longer Afraid to Die and Foxing show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to the Holly Golightly show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon. Tickets fo r

The 2015 Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival happens September 18 - 21. Some events are sold out but you can still get tickets to shows like "From the Basement of Union Hall to Network Television in the Next 2-3 years" with Chris Gethard and Jo Firestone at Union Hall on 9/19; and "You're the Expert" with host Chris Duffy and surprise guests at The Bell House on 9/19.

The Trey Anastasio Band plays Kings Theatre on October 16 & 17. Tickets are currently on Trey Anastasio presale and go on sale to the general public via Ticketmaster on September 3 at 10 AM.

Tickets to the Gary Clark Jr. show at Terminal 5 go on sale today at noon.

Tickets  to the Beat Connection show at Mercury Lounge sale today at noon with the general on-sale starting Friday (8/28) at noon. The band also plays Knitting Factory on November 12 and tickets to that show go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets to the Mac Miller show at The Paramount go on sale at 10 AM;  tickets to his Terminal 5 go on sale at noon.

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

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by Bill Pearis

Mail the Horse

Brooklyn's Mail the Horse have been kicking around since 2010 or so, and their rootsy sound has found them on bills with Felice Brothers, Spirit Family Reunion, John Wesley Coleman and other kindred folk. The band's new album, Planet Gates, is out June 23 via Sexual Decade and is embued with an early '70s rock n' roll spirit, be it the twangy leanings of the Stones and the Kinks during that time, or the gritty street life of Lou Reed. We've got the premiere of "Wasted Sex" which definitely owes a little to Keith Richards. Stream it and another track off the album below.

Mail the Horse will celebrate the release of Planet Gates at Brooklyn's Knitting Factory on June 24 with Sam Cohen and Rivergazer on the bill as well. Tickets are on sale. Then in July the band will head out on an East Coast/Midwest tour. All dates -- including a couple other NY shows -- are listed below.

Continue reading "Mail the Horse releasing 'Planet Gates,' celebrating at Knitting Factory w/ Sam Cohen & more before tour (dates, streams)"

photo: Weedeater at Saint Vitus, 2012 (more by Samantha Marble)
Sufjan Stevens

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

RX Bandits, A Great Big Pile Of Leaves, Cayetana @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
RX Bandits transformed over the years from a ska band to a prog band, and put out some pretty badass rock in between. Both of tonight's openers are great: chilled-out mathy popsters A Great Big Pile of Leaves and powerful indie rockers Cayetana.

Weedeater, King Parrot, Godmaker, The Moon Tooth @ Saint Vitus
Stoner metal greats Weedeater have been saying a new Steve Albini-recorded is on the way, but still not many details on that. Maybe we'll hear some new stuff tonight?

Magma @ Le Poisson Rouge
French prog legends and Zeuhl creators Magma returned this year with their thirteenth album, Slag Tanz, 45 years after the release of their groundbreaking self-titled debut. Tonight they return to NYC.

Jeff Beck, Tyler Bryant @ The Capitol Theatre
Guitar legend Jeff Beck (of The Yardbirds, The Jeff Beck Group and more) returns to the NYC-area this week for a few shows, this being the first.

Nellie McKay @ 54 Below
Singer/songwriter and actress Nellie McKay recently put out her '60s covers album, My Weekly Reader, which takes on songs by The Beatles, The Kinks, Crosby Stills & Nash, Small Faces, Moby Grape and more. Tonight she begins a five-show run at NYC's 54 Below, the cabaret supper club in the basement of Studio 54.

Sunflower Bean, Honduras, Monograms @ Baby's All Right
Teenage NYC trio Sunflower Bean have been ubiquitous on local show lineups for the past year. (Before that, singer Julia Cumming was in Supercute.) If you see live music a lot, chances are you've seen them or at least been at a show where they were on the bill. The group released their debut EP back in January and this is their second show with Honduras in three days.

Elizabeth & the Catapult, Hannah Epperson, Indigo Street, Shelley Burgon, deli, Ashley Jackson @ Manhattan Inn
This is the second installment of free Mondays in April series "The Hum" which is touted as a "platform for unique first time collaborations between musicians working in various genres such as R&B, indie, beat-boxing, classical, punk and more with live projected video art."

Banana Kiss, The Rally, Talk In Tongues, Bad Head, Best Behavior @ Palisades
Of note on this bill: Los Angeles quartet Talk in Tongues make lightly psychedelic guitar pop that will likely appeal to fans of Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Dungen (who have remixed them), the new Toro Y Moi album, or even breezy '70s stuff like Seals & Croft.

Mail the Horse, Public Access T.V. @ Rockwood Music Hall
Public Access TV, who lost their home in the East Village explosion, play this free show tonight with Mail the Horse. You do need to RSVP.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
All aboard Wyatt Cenac's weekly comedy extravaganza, tonight featuring Dwayne Kennedy, Nick Turner, Barry Rothbart, Liz Miele, and Noah Gardenswartz.

William Elliot Whitmore, Esme Patterson @ Mercury Lounge
Folk singer William Elliot Whitmore goes electric on his new album, Radium Death, which is out now on ANTI-. Tonight's his second of two NYC shows on this tour.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.


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Tickets for the Morrissey/Blondie show at MSG go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Jessica Pratt and Ryley Walker show at Le Poisson Rouge go on sale today at 10 AM. Jessica's Union Pool show is sold out.

Tickets for the Yes and Toto shows at NJPAC, Barclays Center, and Atlantic City go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Mini Mansions show at Rough Trade go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Tanlines show at Rough Trade go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Shilpa Ray show at Rough Trade go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the MS MR show at Rough Trade go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the The Helio Sequence show at Rough Trade and Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

$3 RSVP is open for the BV-presented Menzingers and Big Eyes shows in NJ with Cheerbleeders and NYC with Crazy & the Brains.

Tickets for the BrooklynVegan-presented Protomartyr / Gotobeds show at The Wick are still available.

Tickets for the Alex Winston show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Poison the Well (reunion) and Code Orange show at MHOW go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Bob Mould and Jason Narducy shows at City Winery are on sale now.

Tickets for the Delta Spirit show at Warsaw go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Faith No More show at MSG with Refused go on sale today at 11AM.

Tickets for the Dawes/First Aid Kit show at Central Park Summerstage go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Adolescents and The Weirdos show at Gramercy Theatre go on sale today at 10AM.

Tickets for the Ian Anderson show at Kings Theatre (performing his new "Jethro Tull" rock opera) go on sale today at 10AM. Tickets for Port Chester go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Eleanor Friedberger show at Rough Trade go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Death Grips show at Brooklyn Masonic Temple go on sale today at 10AM. Their Webster Hall show is sold out.

Tickets for the Nothing, Merchandise and Cloakroom show at Baby's All Right go on sale today at 10AM. Their Palisades show is sold out.

Tickets for the Goatwhore, Ringworm, Black Breath and Theories show at Saint Vitus go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the GoldLink show at Rough Trade go on sale today at noon. Still no ticket link for his SOB's show.

Tickets for the Peelander-Z show at Knitting Factory are on sale now.

Tickets for the Yoni Wolf and Serengeti show at Knitting Factory are on sale now.

Tickets for the Title Fight and Basement show at NJ's Starland Ballroom with go on sale today at 10AM. Tickets for Basement's NYC  are on sale now.

Mika is playing Webster Hall on May 4. Tickets for that show go on sale today at 10AM.

Balkan Beat Box are playing Brooklyn Bowl on July 9 & 10 with TBA special guests. Tickets for those shows go on sale today at 10AM.

Elliphant is playing Santos Party House on June 18. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Mail the Horse, Public Access TV and DJ Brian Harding (Ex Cops) are playing a doNYC/Jack Daniel's show at Rockwood Music Hall on Monday (4/13). Admission is free with RSVP.

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.


Massachusetts loud rockers Pile put out a new 7" earlier this year on Exploding In Sound and have had no lack of live dates since then. They've got another tour coming up this fall which begins in NYC on September 25 with LVL UP (who are also on tour now), Fax Holiday and more. Before that tour begins though, they've got a couple shows this weekend, including one in NYC on Saturday (8/23) at Cake Shop with Mail The Horse, Tom Blacklung & The Smokestacks and Legs Like Tree Trunks. $8 at the door gets you into that one.

All dates are listed, with a stream of the 7", below...

Continue reading "Pile touring, playing Cake Shop this weekend, Shea w/ LVL UP in September (dates)"

by Bill Pearis

John Wesley Coleman

To call Austin's John Wesley Coleman a musician doesn't really do him justice. He also paints, writes and is a funny, charming on-stage banterer/storyteller. He's a great songwriter, too. Last year he released The Last Donkey Show via Goner and back in April knocked-out Trans Am Summer Blues via Tic Tac Totally, and will release The Lizard of Pop in early 2014 for Burger.

Coleman is currently on tour and will play two shows in NYC, both with Memphis garage rockers The Sheiks: tonight (10/23) at Death by Audio with The Beets' Juan Wauters and Mail the Horse; and Cake Shop on Friday (10/25) with more bands TBA.

All JWC dates (many of which but not all are with The Sheiks) are listed, along with a couple videos and a Sheiks album stream, below...

Continue reading "John Wesley Coleman and The Sheiks are touring, playing two shows in NYC this week (dates, streams)"

Baby New Year

Love it or loathe it, New Year's Eve is coming. Here are some of this year's NYC concert options, of which there are many.

One of the biggest shows of the night is Coldplay and Jay-Z at Barclays Center. If you've seen pictures of Coldplay's tour this year, you know they have this bluetooth controlled, light-up wristbands that (no matter how you feel about their music) makes for a spectacular interactive experience. And certainly Jay-Z will throw a good party at his own house.

Jay-Z's pal Kanye West is doing a three-night run in Atlantic City right before NYE (12/28-30) at Revel. Tickets for those shows are still available.

Another hip hop option includes Nas at Radio City Music Hall that also features Elle Varner. Tickets are still available.

Azealia Banks is playing a black tie party on top of The Standard Hotel (aka Boom Boom Room). More info is at the facebook event. You can RSVP for tickets ($250 minimum) by emailing unifiedpromo@unifiedpromo.com.

Also in the biggest NYE show race there is also Phish's sold-out night at MSG, part of a four night run at the venue.

If jam bands are your thing, you might also want to catch The Disco Biscuits, who kick off their four-night run at Best Buy Theater tonight (12/26) and then play NYE at The Theatre at MSG (tickets).

Another jammy option is Gov't Mule's two-night run at Beacon Theatre (12/30-31). Tickets for both nights are on sale.

If you're more into dancing, RJD2 will be DJing at Gramercy Theater with Com Truise and Chrome Sparks; and Moby and many others will be DJing at an as-yet undisclosed location (tickets).

Pretty Lights is also doing two sold nights at Roseland Ballroom (12/30-31). Another dance option that you might want to avoid is Afrojack is playing two nights on Pier 94 (12/30-31), but it's worth mentioning that if you get there early on night 1, you can catch opening sets by Diplo and Rusko. Night 2 (aka NYE) is sold out but night 1 is still on sale.

Brooklyn dance party The Bunker is throwing an event at the 70 N 6 St loft (above Public Assembly) with John Roberts, Mike Parker, Bryan Kasenic, and Mike Servito. Tickets for that party are on sale now.

Downstairs at the actual Public Assembly, Gaze 4 Daze is throwing two queer parties. Room 1 has DJ sets by Rizzla, Sebastian, and D'Hana, along with Emcee Ryann Supamakenzi and host Cherlyn. In room 2, they've got MIchael Magnan, Amber Valentine, Telfar, Mursi Layne, host Helen Harris, and live performances by House of Ladosha, Cakes Da Killa, and Abdu Ali. $10 at the door gets you into both parties.

Brooklyn warehouse party group Rubulad is presenting "Party-Go-Round" in three separate secret Bushwick locations near the Jefferson L stop. There will be live music by Friend Roulette, Not Waving but Drowning, Viva, and more; dance parties with music by DJ Shakey, Ol' Stark, DJ Mojo, $mall ¢hange and more; a puppet show, a midnight champagne toast, and more. Admission is $20, the events start at 9 PM, and there will be a party bus to navigate between the three locations.

Matthew Dear and Superpitcher are at Le Bain (tix); Ian Pooley, Pat Mahoney and more at Cameo; Onra, Nick Catchdubs, and Samo Sound Boy are at Williamsburg's Villian (tickets).

Holy Ghost! and Midnight Magic are at Brooklyn Bowl (sold out) and after that, Holy Ghost!'s DFA labelmate Juan Maclean will DJ an afterparty at the same venue (tickets).

Chris Keating of Yeasayer is DJing a BangOn!NYC-presented party at a secret warehouse location in Williamsburg near the Montrose L stop with Felix Cartal, Chordashian, Alex English, Sean Glass, and many others. There will also be live music by Carousel, Suntalk, and more TBA, art installations, an inflatable obstacle course, food trucks, and more. Tickets (more info at that link) are on sale and RSVP is open. Location will be revealed with the purchase of tickets or an RSVP.

If you'd rather dance to classic soul and R&B, there's New York Night Train Annual Dusk Till Dawn New Year's Ball at Home Sweet Home featuring a live performance from Kid Congo and the K-Holes, plus Jonathan Toubin and a crew of DJs.

For the indie rock inclined, you could go see Titus Andronicus at Glasslands which is a pretty small venue for them these days. While So So Glos were originally on the bill for this, they have since dropped off. Dapwell, formerly of Das Racist, is your MC for the evening and tickets are still available.

Right next door at 285 Kent, Florida's (awesomely) mopey Merchandise will visit,  plus Blanche Blanche Blanche, Tonstartssbandht and "speciial guests" (note the two ii's is "speciial") will surely be a wild night. Dive in, tickets ($20) are on sale now.

After that, DJ Rashad, DJ Manny, Sasha Go Hard, and others will play an afterparty at 285 Kent (tickets).

Psychic Ills and Herb Craft are playing Saint Vitus. Tickets for that show are on sale.

Also happening in Williamsburg, They Might be Giants play a sold-out show at Music Hall of Williamsburg (one of three shows there that week; Reverend Vince Anderson and His Love Choir will be at Union Pool (free); and at Knitting Factory it's a night of cabaret hosted by the great Murray Hill (tix).

More indie rock: Blonde Redhead and Beach Fossils are at Irving Plaza. Tickets are still available and you can also win a pair from us.

Swimming Cities and Gowanus Ballroom (55 9th St) are presenting The First Party Ever: Primal Reset for the Year Zero with dance parties by Barney Iller, DJ Shakey, and DJ Tinseltown; live music at midnight by Stumblebum Brass Band; an open bar from 11:30-12:30; visuals; "Serret's patented coal fire hot tub time machine"; "Live birth of the antichrist, according to Doctor Adventure"; and more. $15 tickets are on sale now (or $20 at the door, cash only) and all proceeds go to recovery at Serret Metal Works and the "BOATEL" art hotel project in Far Rockaway that were damaged during Hurricane Sandy.

Meanwhile across the Hudson, The Hold Steady will ring in 2013 with Lucero at The Wellmont Theatre in NJ. Tickets are still available.

Before that, Lucero will do a two-night run at Brooklyn Bowl (12/28-29) with Nude Beach supporting on night 1 and Hollis Brown on night 2. Tickets for night 1, night 2, or both are still available.

Amanda Palmer will be at Terminal 5, playing Prince's Purple Rain in its entirety which will surely be a spectacle. She'll play a set of originals too. Tickets are still available.

If you'd like to party like it's 1929, Spirit Family Reunion are bringing the old time religion to Pianos. Tickets are still available, includes a champagne toast.

More rootsy options include The Punch Brothers and Michael Daves at Bowery Ballroom (sold out); and The Felice Brothers, Yellowbirds, and Mail the Horse at Mercury Lounge (sold out).

The Felice Brothers also play Maxwell's (12/30) a day earlier (sold out), and on New Year's Eve, the Hoboken venue will host "Maxwell's Rockin' & Rollin' Ass Kickin' New Year's Eve Dance Party feat. The Two Giants: Todd-O-Phonic Todd & Mono-O-Phonic Matt Porter." They get their name from being big San Francisco Giants fans, and they'll be spinning "some of the greatest soul, r'n'b, garage, rock'n'rol etc" all night. Admission is totally free, no cover.

My Morning Jacket is doing a sold out pre-New Year's Eve three-night run (12/27-29) at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester.

After that, Capitol Theatre will host Steve Miller Band on 12/30 (tickets) and funky METERS with Dumpstaphunk on NYE (tickets).

For some old school punk, Manitoba (the project of Dictators frontman Dick Manitoba) and Sylvain Sylvain (of New York Dolls) will play Bowery Electric with The A-Bones and Daddy Long Legs. Tickets for that show are on sale.

To keep the party going the next day, head to SOB's for Questlove's holiday party.

Whatever you end up doing, be safe!.

What did we miss?

Heading to Austin? We have a list of shows happening there too. Update: And Chicago too.

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