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Union Pool have announced more performers for this year's free Summer Thunder series. New additions include Kid Congo Powers & Pink Monkey Birds and a reunion of shitgaze ragers K-Holes on July 25, and new Matador Records signee Steve Gunn will play Summer Thunder on August 29.

There are some additions to already-announced shows as well. The May 30 kickoff show with Hector's Pets will also feature sets from party punks Metalleg and Slam Section. The highly anticipated (by us at least) June 27 Destruction Unit show has now gotten better, with the addition of Pampers and Cheena.

The June 13 Blues Control show now also has Hex Message (who've toured with Gang Gang Dance) and Ohal. And the Summer Thunder edition of JD Samson's PAT party now includes a live performance by "gender-problematizing goth dance band," Bottoms.

And unfortunately Endless Boogie has dropped off the June 6 Summer Thunder show, but gnawa group the Innove Gnawa Band are still playing, with more acts to be announced.

Summer Thunder happens Saturdays from May 30 through August 29 at Union Pool from 2 PM - 6 PM. Free, 21+. For more info and updates, check out Summer Thunder's facebook.

Though not part of Summer Thunder, Union Pool will be having an "Afternoon Hang" on Saturday afternoon (5/23) in the front room, featuring cellist Clara Kennedy, J. Leisure and DJ Mike Wolf. That starts at 2 PM and is free. Flyer for that, and the updated 2015 Summer Thunder schedule, is below...

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GBV in Austin in 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)

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

Guided by Voices, Doug Gillard, Atomic Forces @ Bowery Ballroom
With 22 albums (most of which have about 20 songs on them) and growing it's no wonder Guided by Voices shows often go to epic-length. Their sold-out show on Friday at Bowery Ballroom is in support of their kickin' new album, Cool Planet, that mines Bob Pollard's endless supply of hooky riffs. Opening is former GBV member Doug Gillard whose new album, Parade On, is punchy powerpop goodness. Sold out, but Bowery has released tickets a couple times this week so it might be worth checking the Ticketmaster page. They'll also be back in July.

Trans Am, Dan Friel @ Knitting Factory
Post-rock pioneers Trans Am just released their tenth album, appropriately titled Volume X, on their longtime home of Thrill Jockey and finds the trio still cranking out the rhythm-heavy kraut jams.

Pujol, Sam Coffee & The Iron Lung, Scully, Jupiter Boys @ Death by Audio
Nashville's Pujol gets ambitious on his new album, KLUDGE, which flirts with '70s rock production that works more often than not. It's also a terrific batch of tunes, and he's got a lot more to say than most garage rockers. Live, Pujol are always wild force of nature and tonight finds him in his natural habitat. He plays twice tomorrow: a free day show at Rough Trade and in the evening at Mercury Lounge.

Hailu Mergia and Low Mentality, Zongo Junction @ LPR
Ethiopian one-man funk band Hailu Mergia (who's joined by a seven-piece band live, Low Mentality) reissued his 1985 album last year and got some deserved attention for it. He played NYC this past December at Baby's All Right to great reviews, and tonight he makes his return. If you're at all thinking about going, you should.

Ex-Cult, Foster Care, VBA, Call Of The Wild @ The Acheron
Memphis ragers Ex-Cult just released their new album, Midnight Passenger, that balances sneering rippers with a few moody extended jams. This is their second of two NYC shows this weekend, and definitely the venue that best matches their sound with great support too.

Free Cake For Every Creature, Frankie Cosmos, Adult Mom, Quarterbacks, Radiator Hospital @ Silent Barn
It's a stacked bill at Silent Barn tonight with mostly twee pop and bedroom folk artists, all of which are worth catching. Admission is $7 or for $10 you can also get into the late show...

Ricky Eat Acid, Foxes In Fiction @ Silent Barn
The late show at Silent Barn tonight (midnight) leans more on the ambient side, and is also $7 for just this one (though that $10 combo sounds like a pretty good deal).

Boytoy, Raccoon Fighter, Wax Witches, Metalleg @ Baby's All Right
Brooklyn's Boytoy make spunky '90s-style poppy indie rock. Their fetching debut EP can be streamed below.

Maximo Park, Jeffrey Lewis & The Jrams, Eternal Summers @ Gramercy Theatre
Maximo Park got their start 10 years ago as part of the same scene that launched Futureheads and Field Music. The band's most recent album moves away from their scrappy, anthemic sound into synthier textures. If you're going tonight, both openers are recommended: Jeffrey Lewis is one of NYC true treasures, and VA trio Eternal Summers are makers of superior indie rock.

Sheer Terror, Agitator, Cop Problem, All Torn Up @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
NYHC vets Sheer Terror are back this year with their first album since 1995. It's not out 'til June, but from the sound of the first single the band have still got it. Philly's Cop Problem, who blend metal, hardcore and grind, are absolutely worth catching too. Like all Night Bazaar shows, this one's free.

Benoit & Sergio, JDH @ Cameo Gallery
It's a FIXED party at Cameo tonight and for the occasion Ghostly-signed electronic duo Benoit & Sergio are coming up from DC.

Rasputina, Eszter Balint @ Highline Ballroom
Gothy cello-slingers Rasputina have been enchanting NYC for over 20 years. They still bewitch.

The Real Kids, The Woggles, The Semi-Colons? @ The Bell House
It's a night of multi-generational garage rock/punk veterans at The Bell House tonight with '70s-era Boston band The Real Kids (led by John Felice of The Modern Lovers), '90s-era Athens, GA band The Woggles, and The Semi-Colons?, aka the members of '60s garage rockers ? and the Mysterians without ?.

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My Bloody Valentine at ATP NY 2008 (more by Abbey Braden)

Anna Calvi @ Bowery Ballroom, 2011 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

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

My Bloody Valentine, Dumb Numbers @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Shoegaze vets My Bloody Valentine are nothing short of legends and pioneers, with great material that speaks for itself and some of the most inventive guitar playing of the past few decades. This year they shockingly returned with mbv, this first new album since 1991's classic Loveless, and they've also been doing some tour dates since its release. The tour finally comes to NYC thsi week for shows at Hammerstein Ballroom tonight and tomorrow. Opening is Dumb Numbers, the project of Australia's Adam Harding which features contributions from Dinosaur Jr's Lou Barlow and Murph, Jesus Lizard's David Yow, Melvins' Dale Crover and more. Not positive who's in his live band, but we know Murph is for sure.

Anna Calvi, Gems @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
The  sweeping, widescreen style of music Anna Calvi makes isn't exactly "pop" in the current sense of the word, but it is still enthralling. Especially live, she's a truly powerhouse performer with a spine-chilling voice and serious guitar chops.. Tickets are still available, highly recommended.

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

Sky Ferreira, Smith Westerns, Gang of Youths @ Webster Hall
Sky Ferreira's recently released debut album, Night Time, My Time, is big, arena-ready pop with a rock edge, and she's out supporting it with garage poppers Smith Westerns.

Humanbeast, Profilgate, Pvre Matrix, Nick Klein @ 285 Kent Avenue
Two excellent purveyors of minimal/darkwave Humanbeast and Profligate team up for this show at 285 Kent which should turn into a dark, gothed-out dance party.

Mahogany, Domino Kirke, Metalleg, Men and Whales @ Glasslands
Currently working as a duo, local shoegazers Mahogany are back in action after a five-year hibernation.

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

Mike Birbiglia @ Union Hall
Comedian Mike Birbiglia does another of his informal 'Working It Out' shows at Union Hall tonight.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac does his weekly Night Train comedy show at Littlefield with guests Jon Glaser, Brooks Wheelen, Myq Kaplan, Sasheer Zamata, Andy Haynes, and more.

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by Bill Pearis

It's been seven long years since Brooklyn/Detroit/Chicago dreampop band, Mahogany released their terrific Connectivity, one of the '00s more underrated albums. Mind you, it took them six years to make that one, so maybe they're just on a normal schedule. The band (currently Andrew Prinz and Jaclyn Slimm) came out of cryo-sleep this year with a new single, "Phase Break," another perfect block in Mahogany's pristine wall of sound. You can stream it below. The track is from the band's new album which will be released "as soon as we can."

In the meantime, Mahogany have been playing shows again. Did anyone catch them at CMJ? They've got two NYC shows lined up next month. They'll play a free show at Brooklyn Night Bazaar on November 2, on a bill with Frankie Rose, Monogold and Heavenly Beat. Then they'll headline Glasslands on November 11 with The Bright Silence, Metalleg, and Men and Whales. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All dates are listed, along with the "Phase Break" stream and the video for their 2006 single "Supervitesse," below...

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by Bill Pearis

Detroit Rebellion

Detroit Rebellion are not from the Motor City, instead hailing from Providence, RI. But they do kinda sound like they could be from there, delivering a guitar-and-drums groovy blues attack. Their sound is less Jack White and maybe more early Beck, however, as evidenced on the two EPs the duo have released this year, both of which are streamable below. Detroit Rebellion also have a brand new video for "Some of the Time (Some Other Time)" which is from last month's The Detroit Rebellion of '67 EP and stars a coconut. Watch that below.

The band will be making their way over to NYC for a show at Cake Shop on August 15 that also features Metalleg, Shackletons and Bird to Prey. All upcoming dates are listed, along with video and EP streams, below.

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The full list of artists confirmed for the 2012 CMJ Music Marathon so far is below...

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