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Rush at Jones Beach in 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
Sloan @ Music Hall of Williamsburg, 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)

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

Rush @ MSG
Rush have officially been a band for four decades, and in that time they've made challenging prog, blissful pop, and covered a lot of the ground in between. They're celebrating the 40th anniversary of this fruitful career on their current tour, which hits NYC tonight.

Sloan @ Rough Trade
While they haven't been going quite as long as Rush, fellow Canadians Sloan are equally beloved (though in probably different but overlapping circles.) Having released the terrific Commonwealth last year, the band will play most of that LP in their first set, and then features favorites from the rest of their career in a second set. Rough Trade is pretty small for them, this should be a treat.

Melvins, Le Butcherettes @ Santos Party House
Sludge vets Melvins last released Hold It In in 2014, and there's a documentary on them set to come out next year. Tonight's their first of two NYC shows with Le Butcherettes.

Crowbar, Battlecross, Lord Dying, Carcosa @ Saint Vitus
NOLA sludge band Crowbar are on tour in continued support of last year's Symmetry Black. It's also worth catching their Relapse-signed labelmates Lord Dying, who offer up some good High on Fire/early Mastodon worship.

Voice Coils, Nat Baldwin @ Roulette
Voice Coils is the proggy experimental pop collective with members of Roomrunner, Porches, Extra Life, Couch Slut and more. (Mitski is on their records but hasn't been playing live with them lately.) Tonight's the release show for their new EP, with quality support from Dirty Projectors member Nat Baldwin.

Metal Mountains, Jasmine Dreame Wagner, Charlie Rauh, Mia Theodoratus, Sun Riah @ Palisades
Minimalist psych-folk band Metal Mountains is the project of Helen Rush and Pat Gubler. They have a new record on the way, so maybe we'll hear some new ones tonight.

Lafawndah, ADR, Nightfeelings, L-Vis 1990, Soulmates, HD, Backdrop @ Baby's All Right
Eccentric genre-defying performer Lafawndah is playing Warm Up later this summer, but you can catch her in NYC tonight.

Tamara Renée, DonChristian, Amani @ Cameo
Singer/rapper Tamara Renee has a good mix of R&B/soul and rap on her Ultra Violet EP. Catch her live tonight with another quality local rapper, DonChristian.

Lee Ranaldo, Chris Corsano, Raül Fernandez Refree @ Joe's Pub
Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo has been working on a new record with Barcelona producer Raül Fernandez Refree, and tonight the pair will team up with drummer Chris Corsano for this "Barcelona Sounds" show.

Imagine Dragons, Metric, Halsey @ Prudential Center
We don't recommend seeing the headliner (or the opener), but it's a chance to see Canadian indie band Metric who recently put out the lead single from their upcoming sixth album. They do it again at Barclays Center tomorrow.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
All aboard Wyatt Cenac's weekly comedy cavalcade, tonight with special guests Josh Gondelman, Mark Normand, Janelle James, Kendra Cunningham, and more

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Danava @ Bowery Ballroom, 2014 (more by PSquared)

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Ex Cops, Sky White Tiger, Tempers, Rinsed (DJ Set), Prince Rama (DJ Set),Crocodiles (DJ Set) @ Baby's All Right
This isn't just a show, it's "Age of Aquarius: A Feast for the Senses" featuring bands, DJs, dancing, tarot, astrologers, and "fantasy." Ex-Cops, who went very pop on their second album, headline.

Bonobo (DJ Set), Museum of Love (DJ Set) @ Output
Museum of Love's Pat Mahony and Dennis McNany are both DFA vets and established DJs, so expect a fun night at Output's Panther Room with Bonobo.

Alex G, Teen Suicide, Eskimeaux, Sam Cohen @ Palisades
This show is pretty stacked all around. There's indie rock up-and-comer Alex G, his Orchid Tapes pal Sam Ray's no-longer-defunct punk band Teen Suicide (who just signed to Run for Cover), Frankie Cosmos collaborator and Epoch member Eskimeaux (who just signed to DDW), and former Yellowbirds/Apollo Sunshine singer Sam Cohen, who recently began a solo career after Yellowbirds' demise.

Danava, Natur, Dirty Fences, Ruby the Hatchet @ Saint Vitus
Portland, OR's Danava specialize in reviving '70s hard rock and proto-metal, with a splash of psych. Pretty well-matched openers tonight too.

Breakfast In Fur, Lost Boy?,Leave the Planet, Chimes @ Shea Stadium
Hudson Valley quartet Breakfast In Fur make anthemic dreampop on their just-released Flyaway Garden. Tonight's the record release show for that album, and UK band Leave the Planet is another highlight of the line-up.

Anvil, Lord Dying, Sunlord @ The Shop
Depending on how you look at it, '80s metal documentary subjects Anvil are either legendary or kinda silly (or maybe both), but High on Fire/Mastodon worshippers Lord Dying (who just dropped a great album) mean business. Kind of a weird double bill, but a good one.

Tall Firs, Mike Wexler, Zachary Cale, Metal Mountains @ Trans-Pecos
They're calling this "Heartworn Subways," which is a night of sets by "songwriters from our community here in NYC, kinda on the mellow, share-a-tune vibe."

Invisible Familiars, Jolie Holland @ The Living Room
Having worked with Martha Wainwright, Cibo Matto, Sean Lennon and others, Jared Samuel's own music, as Invisble Familiars, is an appealing hodgepodge of styles that is at once quirky, folky, poppy and danceable.

All Them Witches, Mount Carmel, The Well @ Mercury Lounge
If you're not at the Danava show tonight, the other place to get your fill of retro stoner rock is Mercury Lounge, where Nashville's All Them Witches headline.

Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band, Mind Over Mirrors, Horse Lords @ Union Pool
Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band may technically be a jam band, but they're the kind that fans of The Grateful Dead and Television could like equally. It's a good show all around with Chicago droner Mind Over Mirrors and Baltimore weirdos Horse Lords.

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Michael Hurley @ Brooklyn Bowl, 2011 (more by Chris La Putt)
Michael Hurley

Having spent time in the '60 Greenwich Village scene with his work covered by Holy Modal Rounders (who he also collaborated with) and others, acclaimed folk songwriter and performer Michael Hurley has remained active and prolific into his 70s. Last year saw the release of documentary Elwood Snock & The Land of Lo-Fi which followed Hurley on tour:

Driving stretches of endless highway with Hurley in his 1973 Dodge wagon, the film visits fellow musicians and side-dwellers who, like Hurley, have chosen an alternate road. They speak not only to the consistency of his musical creations--off-kilter vocals and an arrhythmic beat --but also to his unfettered style of living. Through scenes that Hurley himself shot, the film quietly opens us up to the pulse of his life. Hurley abides by his inner song and has ensconced himself in creations of his own imagining; after forty years and over twenty albums, he has maintained a compelling musical universe insulated enough to hold its own center.
The film's accompanying soundtrack, Land of Lo-Fi, made a few 2013 Top 10 lists as well. The film is not on DVD or streaming, and no current screenings are listed, but you can stream a few tracks from the soundtrack below.

Michael Hurley is on the East Coast, playing a few shows including two shows at Brooklyn's Union Pool tonight (5/21 w/ Jess Williamson) and Thursday (5/22 w/ The Horse Eyed Men). While advance tickets are sold out, there will be a limited amount available at the door for each show.

Michael also plays Hudson, NY's The Half Moon on Friday (5/23) with Tara Jane O'Neil and Metal Mountains. Tickets are $10 at the door. All dates are listed, plus streams from Land of Lo-Fi, below...

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Frankie Rose @ Township (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
Frankie Rose

In addition to the Jens Lekman/Of Montreal show at Williamsburg Park, the Northside Festival (June 14 - 17) just announced a slew of confirmed artists who'll be playing this year, including Future of the Left, the U.S. debut of Iceage-spinoff Vår (formerly War), Frankie Rose (playing the BrooklynVegan showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg with more TBA), Grass Widow, Cleveland's Gap Dream, Wymond Miles of the Fresh & Onlys,  Chain & the Gang, Kool Keith and more.

Other 2012 Northside Festival artists we've already posted about include Olivia Tremor Control, GZA, Neil Hamburger, Eternal Summers, Ceremony and Screaming Females and Royal Headache. Badges are on sale now and the full list of confirmed 2012 Northside artists is below.

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Ed Askew @ MHOW in 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Ed Askew

Black Bananas (formerly RTX) kick off their tour with Sleigh Bells tonight (2/16) in DC and hit NYC at Terminal 5 on Friday (2/17). That show is sold out but if you don't have tickets you can stream it live at 10:30 on Friday at the Bowery Presents YouTube page. Black Bananas' new album, Rad Times Xpress IV is out now on Drag City and you can watch the new video for its single "TV Trouble" along with a new tour diary video below.

Speaking of Drag City artists, psych/folk singer Ed Askew has three four upcoming NYC shows including two this week. He plays Union Pool TONIGHT (2/16) with Neal Morgan and Metal Mountains and Vaudeville Park on Friday (2/17) in Brooklyn with Neal Morgan and Jay Pluck. After a long break, he'll play another NYC show in May at Judson Church on May 8 in Manhattan. All dates are listed below.

In other Drag City news, a Drag City-signed special guest will appear at the upcoming Jim Jarmusch and Jozef Van Wissem show at LPR (3/5) with Matteah Baim. Any guesses?

All dates and videos below...

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DOWNLOAD: Metal Mountains - Structures In The Sun (MP3)

Metal Mountains

Minimalist psych-folk supergroup Metal Mountains, aka Helen Rush, Pat Gubler and Samara Lubelski, will release their debut album Golden Trees via Amish Records on on January 25th, 2011. Download the first track on the new LP, "Structures In the Sun", above. See the full 7-song tracklist, along with the very minimial video (which prominently features the album's cover art and not much else) for the same song, below...

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Fort Tilden

Sunday June 14th @ FORT TILDEN BEACH
:: each year we throw an informal, quiet party in a beautiful public place, w/
:: many diverse musicians playing two or three songs w/ no amplification
:: this year, it's on Fort Tilden Beach in the Rockways! best beach in NYC! [Todd P]
Schedule (subject to change) below...

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by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Thomas Function - Belly of the Beast (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Thomas Function - Conspiracy (MP3)

Thomas Function
Thomas Function

Thomas FunctionAlabama's Thomas Function are in town this weekend for a trio of shows as part of trawl down the East Coast. Admission: I think I picked up Thomas Function's debut album, Celebration!, about four times last year thinking it was a LCD Soundsystem record -- singer Joshua Macero, whose mug graces the cover, looks a lot like James Murphy, at least when quickly flipping through CDs. After seeing so many times I finally got around to actually listening to it, and while absolutely nothing like the DFA head (not that I expected it to be), these Alabamians raise quite a ruckus with their spirited, organ-driven garage rock.

There's also come country and bluegrass in there too, as you might expect from a band living that far south but, really, Thomas Function grooves to their own beat. The band have also released a slew of 7" singles, most of which are now out of print or at least hard to find. Maybe they'll have some of them to sell at their shows. They play a free show at Other Music tonight (1/23), Cake Shop on Saturday (1/24) and Mercury Lounge on Sunday (1/25). Full tour dates and video at the bottom of this post.

Golden Triangle

The most interesting show of the weekend for me is Friday (1/23) at Death By Audio. Headlining are locals Golden Triangle, whose debut EP just came out on Kemado's vinyl-only imprint, Mexican Summer. (You can get it digitally from Emusic, though.) Some songs veer towards Vivian Girls/Fuzzbox/Slits territory, other songs remind me a lot of The Fall, and they cover Redd Kross' "Annette's Got the Hits." That's a one-two-three punch for me. (It's also the second band I've written about here to do a Redd Kross cover, the other being Box Elders.) The six-piece are about to head out on tour with King Khan & the Shrines so the rest of the country will get a chance to check them out too.

Also on the bill: Brazilian band Garotas Suecas, who will be compared to Os Mutantes because it's obvious and easy, but these kids are a little more straight up fun garage rock a la Mando Diao or The Fleshtones. I like what I've heard and it's the only NYC performance they have left (they also played Vassar last night). Plus, the lovely, downcast electric folk of NYC's Tall Firs; and hushed trio Metal Mountains that features Helen Rush, Samara Lubelski and Pat Gubler, all of whom spent time in Tower Recordings. So the night starts quiet and gets progressively louder and crazier.


I'd also like to (also) recommend the Valerie Collective show at Webster Hall tonight (1/23). Collective is a key term here. Many of the groups playing share members and the difference between Anoraak and College (my two favorites of the night), sonically, is minimal (one sings more than the other) but it's such a cool sound. It's big, lush, and retro, unabashedly '80s, and done to perfection. I have no idea if the groups will really translate to the live setting but if you're dancing you probably won't notice if they don't. Steve Moore's Lovelock is also on the bill.

The Week That Was
The Week that Was

Lastly, SXSW will be upon us any minute and even if you aren't heading to Austin, New Yorkers are able to experience a little of the excitement as bands from the UK and Europe often make a pitstop here on their way to or from the festival. We already mentioned that Swedish rockers The Soundtrack of Our Lives are playing both Bowery and Music Hall of Williamsburg (tickets are on-sale today, 1/23) which I wholeheartedly recommend you check out, but I'm even more excited to see that The Week That Was are playing Mercury Lounge on March 9.

TWTW are one of the two splinter groups created when Sunderland, UK's Field Music decided to retire that moniker but still basically make music together. David Brewis released a phonetics-obsessed solo project under the name School of Language (which toured here last March). His brother Peter created The Week That Was, a concept album equally obsessed with (lyrically) The Media and (sonically) the Big '80s production style of Kate Bush and Trevor Horn. It's a brilliant album that made my Top Five of 2008. Both David Brewis and Field Music keyboardist Andrew Moore, plus about five others on percussion and strings. I'm not sure how many members strong they'll be at Mercury Lounge, but if they even come close to replicating the album's wall-of-sound, it will be worth attending. Tickets are on-sale today since Noon.

All tour dates, videos and flyers after the jump....

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Garotas Suecas

Self described as "soulful jazzy motherfunkas & a motherfunkette" from São Paulo, Brazil, the band Garotas Suecas are currently visiting our country. You can catch them tonight, Saturday January 17th, at Glasslands Gallery (New York Night Train party), and then again this Friday January 23rd at Death By Audio with Golden Triangle, Tall Firs, and Metal Mountains. GS also play The Bugjar in Rochester, and then Vassar College this upcoming week before returning to Brazil. You may have also recently caught them at Cake Shop and/or Zebulon.

Friday's flyer, a video and all dates below...

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Metal MountainsMetal Mountains

Metal Mountains (Helen Rush, PG Six, Samara Lubelski) are opening Yo La Tengo's eighth 2008 Hanukkah show at Maxwell's on December 28th. It's the bill we already know Todd Barry will also be a part of. All (two) dates below...

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