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J Mascis w/ Dinosaur Jr @ Irving Plaza in May (more by Caroline Harrison)
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Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

Little Dragon, SZA @ Bowery Ballroom
Swedish synth pop band Little Dragon always bring danceable tunes and a highly entertaining show, and forward-thinking R&B singer SZA (signed to TDE) is worth catching too. Sold out.

Yellow Dogs, Papertwin, Dinowalrus, Zula @ Brooklyn Bowl
A bunch of local bands on this bill, and indie pop band Zula are especially worth catching.

Big Terrific Comedy Show @ Cameo Gallery
Max Silvestri hosts the free weekly comedy show in the back of Williamsburg's Lovin' Cup. Tonight's line-up features Josh Gondelman, Josh Gondelman, Nick Turner, and Ali Wong.

John Wesley Coleman, The Sheiks, Juan Wauters (of The Beets), Mail The Horse @ Death By Audio
Austin "trash poet" John Wesley Coleman is currently on tour with Tennessee's The Sheiks and their is their first of two NYC shows. If you can't make DBA tonight, they'll be at Cake Shop on Friday (10/25).

Skaters, Hunters, TEEN, Free Time @ Glasslands
The poppy Skaters headline this bill but we're more partial to the always-fun-live Hunters , TEEN and Australian expats Free Time who would make for a good bill on their own.

Toro y Moi, The Sea and Cake @ Terminal 5
Like Washed Out and Neon Indian, Toro y Moi survived chillwave and has made his way to bigger stages, like NYC's Terminal 5. Opening the show is veteran indie rock band The Sea and Cake.

Sammy Hagar @ The Capitol Theatre
This onetime Van Halen lead singer is doing a night of "FOUR DECADES OF ROCK" at Capitol Theatre. Sounds face-melting.

J Mascis, Speedy Ortiz @ The Flat
After J Mascis does an in-store signing at Mishka for the debut of their new Dinosaur Jr line, he heads to the afterparty at The Flat to do a solo set. A much newer Western Mass band Speedy Ortiz (who likely learned a thing or two from Dinosaur Jr, and who now share a producer/engineer with them) open the show.

B.B. King @ B.B. King Blues Club
It's his club, he can play when he wants and what he wants.

Nothing Changes w/ Void Vision and Nao Katafuchi @ Home Sweet Home
The weekly all-things-gothy party hosts performances by Philadelphia synth-wavers Void Vision and Nao Katafuchi.

Eric Burdon & The Animals @ Ridgefield Playhouse
Rock legend Eric Burdon has been touring this year, having done two nights in NYC back in May. His current tour doesn't come back to NYC but if you don't mind traveling a bit, there's a stop in CT tonight (and he played NJ last night).

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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by Klaus Kinski

Kurt

When I first really started getting into the NYC comedy scene, one of the first people to get the Klaus Kinski Gold Pass of Unbridled Greatness was Kurt Braunohler. Back when BV and I started doing our Rock n ROFL shows at Pianos Kurt participated in one of them and absolutely blew the roof off of the place. I remember a lot of people in attendance not really knowing much about Kurt, but when the show was over most of the people there couldn't stop talking about how amazing Kurt was. I initially came across Kurt when I caught him and his comedy partner Kristen Schaal as part of a showcase somewhere; probably UCB or Rififi. Since then I have seen him dozens of times, alone or with Kristen, and he is literally one of the best in the biz. Like so many comedians I love, NYC lost Kurt to the greener pastures of Los Angeles and, man, is that mofo flourishing!

I'd say that the one big thing he did that brought his name into the greater public consciousness was his "how do I land" prank aka "The Cloud Project" in which he raised $6k on Kickstarter and hired a pilot to write the words "How Do I Land?" across the LA sky. It wigged people out and sure enough it hit newspapers, blogs, and news reports from Timbuktu to Portland, Maine -- or Portland, Oregon for that matter. Besides that, Kurt has been a regular on Bob's Burgers and continues to host the weekly comedy variety show "Hot Tub" with his comedy partner Kristen Schaal which packs the house each Monday night in LA just as it did in NY for seven years.

I am beside myself to report that Kurt also recorded an album which comes out on Tuesday August (8/20) via Kill Rock Stars. The album, titled How Do I Land, was recorded earlier this year to totally cram-packed rock clubs in Seattle and Portland. Not only is it Kurt's first release, it's also Kill Rock Star's first comedy signing-slash-release. Right now you can pre-order the sucker, which I highly recommend, because it is without question one of the tightest comedy albums I have heard in an extremely long time.

And I am also beside my besided self to report that Kurt is going to be celebrating the release of How Do I Land with an epic CD Release Party at The Bell House on Tuesday August 27. Not only am I chuffed that he is having this release show in his old stomping grounds of NYC, but I am also chuffed at the caliber of guests that will be joining him that evening. Besides Kurt (already worth the price of admission) the evening also includes sets by Eugene Mirman, Todd Barry, Hannibal Burress, Nick Turner and musical guest Ted Leo. Schwing! Tickets are just about gone, but there will be some at the door.

Footage of Kurt's appearance on Conan last night (8/15), my favorite Vine of all time, and his tour schedule, are below.

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Mirman Festival

The 6th annual EUGENE MIRMAN COMEDY FESTIVAL is returning to the Bell House and Union Hall in Brooklyn this September...

Featuring expert curator and comedy host extraordinaire Eugene Mirman and an all-star cast of comedians, actors, musicans and super surprise guests, the EMCF has been called "the best ironic-comedy-festival-but-also-real-comedy-festival known to man" (HuffingtonPost).....EMCF 2013 sees the return of popular shows like StarTalk Live! and the legendary Invite Them Up and Pretty Good Friends. The festival is packed with amazing performers such as Kristen Schaal, Jim Gaffigan, Ira Glass, Wyatt Cenac, Jon Benjamin, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael Che, Kurt Braunohler, Leo Allen and many more!
Tickets are on sale now the shows happening September 26-29 at the Bell House and Union Hall. Full lineup with links below...

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Baroness at Chaos in Tejas in 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
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Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

Melvins, Baroness, Honky @ House of Vans
The free shows at House of Vans continue tonight with sets from sludge veterans Melvins and the just as great, but more contemporary torchbearers, Baroness (for whom this will be their first NYC show following last year's bus accident). This one should get pretty crazy. RSVP closed a while ago, but even if you did RSVP, remember that it's first come, first served. Doors are at 7 PM.

Maxwell's Block Party w/ The Bongos, The Individuals, "a" @ Maxwell's (FREE)
And so it ends: After 35 years, Hoboken rock club Maxwell's will shut its doors after tonight. Before that happens, though, a block party (starting at 4 PM) and, later, performances from three bands from the early days of the club. Free.

M. Ward, The Kami Lyle Trio with Joey Spampinato & Tad Price @ Union Pool
Forget about She & Him. M Ward is an amazing songwriter on his own with ripping guitar skills to boot, and in the tiny Union Pool those skills will be on full display. It's a rare intimate appearance for such an amazing talent.

Summerscreen w/ Hector's Pets, The Numerators, Juniper Rising @ McCarren Park (FREE)
Tonight's Summerscreen film is '80s kids adventure classic The Goonies. Which of the three bands playing before the movie will bite the apple and cover Cyndi Lauper's theme song? Bands at 6 PM with the movie starting around sunset. Free.

The Love Language, Eternal Summers @ Mercury Lounge
North Carolina's The Love Language just released their new album, Ruby Red, on Merge; tourmates Eternal Summers, meanwhile, are putting the finishing touches on their new one which is out soon. Go out and here some new tunes.

Frank Turner And The Sleeping Souls, Off With Their Heads, Ben Marwood @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Night 2 of Frank Turner's intimate Music Hall of Williamsburg shows. Like last night, this one's sold out, but Frank will return in the fall for a much larger show at Terminal 5.

Jherek Bischoff, Jen Goma (of People Get Ready), Greg Saunier (of Deerhoof), Contemporaneous @ Le Poisson Rouge
Amanda Palmer/Parenthetical Girls collaborator Jherek Bischoff, who just performed with the Kronos Quartet during Lincoln Center Out of Doors, is playing his own show at Le Poisson Rouge tonight. He's be joined by some nice support too, including members of People Get Ready and Deerhoof.

Beyonce @ Izod Center
Beyonce has four Barclays Center shows coming up (three next week, one in December), but before that she'll be in NJ tonight for a show at Izod Center. In addition to the hits, it's looking pretty fair to expect some new songs too. A totally elaborate stage show seems possible too.

Beth Orton @ The Bell House
Fresh off the Newport Folk Fest, UK singer Beth Orton plays her second of two shows in NYC. Tickets are still available.

Aziz Ansari @ Secret Venue
TREAT YO-SELF. The Parks & Rec star's demographically-focused comedy set at a secret venue will undoubtedly be interesting, if not utterly side-splitting.

Big Terrific Comedy Show @ Cameo Gallery
Tonight's Big Terrific is a little different in format than usual. Max Silvestri turns the hosting duties over to Nick Turner with sets from Jon Daly and Nate Bargatze. Max, meanwhile, will perform a full hour set. Free.

For more laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar.

Mike Doughty @ City Winery
The former Soul Coughing singer has two shows at City Winery tonight: the early show features songs from Skittish, Rockity Roll, Haughty Melodic, and The Flip Is Another Honey; the late show features songs from Golden Delicious, Sad Man Happy Man, and Yes And Also Yes. (Did you know he had so many solo records?) Both will also feature a few Soul Coughing Numbers, too.

Dead Stars, The Hairs, The Teen Age, Honduras @ Glasslands
Here's a quality bill of indie rock, with '90s-leaning Dead Stars, the adenoidal angst of The Hairs, and The Teen Age whose music is much better than their name. Honduras play too.

Lost Tribe, Anasazi @ Home Sweet Home
It's punk night at the predominantly goth party Nothing Changes, where Lost Tribe will team with Anasazi for night at the fog-engulfed venue. The pair of bands together promises to be worth a wiped out Thursday.

Slick Rick (w/ Lifted) @ Stage 48
Born in London but raised in The Bronx, Slick Rick's flow is as distinctive as his signature eyepatch, and old-school classics like "La Di Da Di" and "Children's Story" still get the party going.

David Neff, Run-On Sunshine, Jenn Kelly, Preston Spurlock @ Cake Shop
If you like your pop twee and nasally (and some do), head to Cake Shop tonight for two likeminded artists from Arizona: David Neff and Run-On Sunshine.

Erin McKeown, Lake Street Dive @ Madison Square Park (FREE)
Folk pop artist Erin McKeown performs at tonight's installment of Madison Square Park's free concert series. 6PM

Yes @ NYCB Theatre at Westbury
Sure its a bit of the bummer that they can't get the old band together, but the early Yes material, the focus of this tour, will be divine.

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

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by Klaus Kinski

Will Chris Gethard make Klaus' list?
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Because I have a terrible memory and personal tastes that change from week to week, coming up with a "Best of" list spanning an entire year is absolutely impossible. And the term "Best of" sounds too goddamned dogmatic to be taken very seriously. I only like lists when they are silly and light like "Top Ten Funniest Farts" or something of that nature. And anyway, the reality is that taste is subjective; a concept which you crotchety commenters can't seem to get through your thick skulls. Especially when it comes to comedy. So rather than give you a "Top 10 Funniest Comedians of 2012" list, what follows is "Though There Are Certainly Others, Here Are 10 Mostly Local Comedians Who Klaus Kinski Really Enjoyed in 2012 In No Particular Order, Really," below...

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Miguel at MoMA PS1 in August (more by Leia Jospe)
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today in NYC
* Whiplash @ UCB
* Brain Cloud @ Barbes
* Hot Tub @ Littlefield
* Ka'a Davis @ The Stone
* John and Scott @ UCB
* Jay-Z @ Barclays Center
* Miguel @ Bowery Ballroom
* Jarrod Spector @ Joe's Pub
* Dum Dum Girls @ Other Music
* Allen Toussaint @ City Winery
* CC Carena, Sugar Life @ Zebulon
* Stephane Wrembel @ Empire Rooftop
* The Campilongo Quartet @ Living Room
* Floating Action, Bird Dog @ Mercury Lounge
* Paper Route, Alexander Howard @ Mercury Lounge
* Bob Log III, Cheap Time, Ex-Humans @ Glasslands
* Tony Scherr Trio w/ Anton Fier and Rob Jost @ Living Room
* Public Forum Duet: Alec Baldwin and David Brooks @ Joe's Pub
* Ray Manzarek & Robby Krieger (of The Doors) @ Tarrytown Music Hall

If you missed Dum Dum Girls at Europa last night, you have another chance to catch them today, and for free inside Other Music.

The one and only Bob Log III is on tour with Cheap Time and plays a show in Williamsburg at Glasslands tonight. Stop by and have a boob scotch or two.

First Kristen left, and now 'Hot Tub' is coming to an end. Tonight is the FINAL HOT TUB WITH KURT BRAUNOHLER! at Littlefield and the guests are Eugene Mirman, James Adomian, Marcus Monroe, and Nick Turner.

Speaking of, did you catch the season 3 premiere episode of Bob's Burgers after the Simpsons last night? If you didn't know, Eugene Mirman is the voice of Gene Belcher, Kristen Schaal is Louise Belcher, and last night's episode had Kurt on it too.

Miguel's album, Kaleidoscope Dream, is out this week (10/2) and he plays Bowery Ballroom tonight. If you haven't already, you can stream it at NPR.

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NPR is also hosting the stream for the new Tame Impala album, Lonerism (due out 10/9 via Modular). You can also now pre-order the deluxe edition. The band's tour will hit NYC for two shows in November.

Pharoahe Monch posted the "trailer for DAMAGE off the forthcoming multimedia deployment PTSD presented by Pharoahe Monch & W.A.R Media. Damage is the 3rd installment of Pharoahe Monch's personification of the bullet. (1. Stray Bullet 2. When the Gun Draws)". Watch below.

Bat for Lashes made a video for the song "All Your Gold" off of her upcoming album, The Haunted Man (due out 10/23 via Capitol). Check it out below.

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photos by David Andrako (Bell House) and Ryan Muir (Union Hall)

Jim Gaffigan, Sarah Silverman & Eugene Mirman @ The Bell House 9/14/2012
Eugene Mirman 2012 Comedy Festival - Day 2 in Pictures

Friday night saw (9/14) the 2012 edition of the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival expand to two venues, with Union Hall playing host to "This Is The Night These Comics Get Discovered and Become Stars!" and The Bell House hosting "StarTalk Live! with Neil deGrasse Tyson." The former event featured stand-up comedy from upstarts like Phoebe Robinson, Nick Turner, Greg Johnson and more, while the latter was a discussion featuring Mr. Mirman himself, Sarah Silverman, Jim Gaffigan and more (Sarah and Jim were both special guests at the same venue the night before). Pictures from both Friday night events are in this post.

Today (9/15) the festival expanded even further, encompassing three shows (an afternoon show and two night events) at the two Brooklyn spaces: "Uh Oh: Dangerous, Inappropriate Comedy For Teenagers" happened in the day and "Comedians Two to Five Years Away From Their Own TV Shows" at night at Union Hall; as well as "Talent Show presents: Speech & Debate" at The Bell House.

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