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photo: JAMC @ Levitation 2015 (more by PSquared)

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

The Jesus & Mary Chain, The Black Ryder @ Terminal 5
With it's mix of Phil Spector melodies and wall-of-noise distortion, no one had quite heard anything like The Jesus & Mary Chain's debut album, Psychocandy, when it came out in 1985. It's since become the template for a lot of music, but the band remind us where it came from with these shows playing that album in full.

New Order listening party @ Donna
Get an advance taste of New Order's first new album in ten years (and first with Gillian Gilbert in 14 years) at this free listening party. You can also get a taste of some New Order-themed cocktails and buy the vinyl early. 9 PM.

Built To Spill, Crosss, Clarke and the Himself's @ Bowery Ballroom
Indie rock guitar heroes Built to Spill play their first of four NYC shows tonight. Also on the bill: Toronto's doomy Crosss who are worth catching.

Low, Andy Shauf @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Slowcore/indie vets Low have been consistently great for over two decades, and this year's Ones and Sixes on Sub Pop fits right in with the rest of their quality material. It's worth catching opener Andy Shauf, who makes somber folk music that should pair well with Low.

Doomtree, Speedy Ortiz, Serengeti @ Brooklyn Bowl
It's a pretty cool multi-genre bill with alt-rap from Doomtree and Serengeti, and discordant indie rockers Speedy Ortiz sandwiched in the middle.

The Decemberists, Lucius @ The Capitol Theatre
The Decemberists have both a new album and a new EP out this year. The new stuff's a bit more straightforward than their prime-era material, but we'll probably hear some old favorites tonight too.

Voice Coils, Trumpet Trumpet Synthesizer, Hair, Lea Bertucci @ Silent Barn
Local "supergroup" Voice Coils' best known member at this point is probably Mitski, who doesn't usually play with the band anymore, but even without her they still make challenging yet accessible indie-prog.

Potty Mouth, Crying, Heliotropes @ Shea Stadium
The Northeast indie rock scene is well represented at Shea tonight with the punky Potty Mouth, proggy chiptuners Crying, and Heliotropes.

Jose James (Billie Holiday tribute) @ Blue Note
Billie Holiday would have turned 100 this year. In addition to being an inspiration for the new Lana Del Rey album and the first artist to "play" The Apollo's upcoming hologram concert series, neo-soul singer Jose James will perform her music at a series of shows at the Blue Note this week. 8 and 10:30 PM sets every night through Sunday.

Spaceface, Corbu @ Cake Shop
When not playing  in the touring band of Flaming Lips, Jake Ingalls fronts his own psych-rock band Spaceface who aren't entirely disimilar to what Wayne Coyne and co do.

TEEN, White Bike, Luke Temple, Prince Rama (DJ set), Xander Duell @ Elvis Guesthouse
This is the record release show for Xander Duell (aka Alexander McMahon of Inouk) but is a pretty stacked lineup with performances by TEEN and Here We Go Magic's Luke Temple, all in Baby's tiny performance area/dancefloor.

Myq Kaplan, Danny Hatch, Ophira Eisenberg, Tim Duffy, Liam McEneaney, Bryan Tucker @ Raaka Chocolate Factory
A pretty sweet lineup of comedians will be performing tonight at this Red Hook actual chocolate factory.

Severed Heads, StatiqBloom @ Rough Trade
Formed in 1979, Australia's Severed Heads began as tape loop manipulators not unlike Cabaret Voltaire but, by the late '80s, pop melodies became a major part of their sound and singles "Greater Reward" and "All Saints Day" were hits on College Radio and in alternative dance clubs. This is their first NYC show in 25 years.

Mr. Twin Sister, Daniel Edinberg (of The Stepkids: DJ Set) @ The Archway
Mr. Twin Sister plays the "Live at the Archway" series of free concerts happening at the Archway under the Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO. 5:30 - 8 PM.

Mass Gothic, Philosophical Zombie @ The Gutter
Noel Heroux of Hooray for Earth has discontinued the use of that band and has signed to Sub Pop as Mass Gothic. What's it all about? Go to the show!

Spirit Family Reunion, Big Kitty, Innove Gnawa Band, Spitzer Space Telescope, Victory Gardens @ Union Pool
Spirit Family Reunion kick off their two-day Harvest Festival featuring "some of our favorite acts, both local and cosmic, we've encountered over the years ranging from avant country to North African dance music. Each night will start out with solo performers and culminate with a full band dance party after we play."

Of Monsters and Men, Highasakite @ Kings Theatre
Iceland's masters of sweeping "whoa-oh" style folk pop play their second of three Beacon shows tonight. If you're going, Norway's Highasakite are worth showing up early.

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photo: Ira Glass @ Eurgene Mirman Comedy Fest 2013 (more by David Andrako)

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

Fishbone @ Brooklyn Bowl (day & night shows)
The long-running genre benders Fishbone blend ska, punk, funk, metal and more into a sound that's entirely their own. They play two shows today, an all ages 2 PM show and then a night show.

Glasser, Monogold, Michael Beharie @ Brooklyn Flea
Fishbone isn't your only all ages daytime option today. You can also see art popster Glasser during the day at the Brooklyn Flea, and this one is free.

Hannibal Buress @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
Having spent many years hosting his own free Sunday night comedy show in Knitting Factory's front room, Hannibal Buress is these days becoming more of a household name (well, some houses at least). Tonight he returns to his old digs for what is a small show for him these days. Sold out, natch.

Martin Rev, One Prayer One Sin, Mystic Ruler, Courtship Ritual @ Saint Vitus
The influence of Suicide, and Martin Rev's innovative use of synthesizers, on the current state of indie/punk/synthpop/alternative/etc can hardly be overstated. Rev plays tonight with some of his sonic progeny.

Cold Beat @ Other Music
With Grass Widow on hold or something, Hannah Lew started Cold Beat, drawing on a variety of early-'80s postpunk influences. With a solid, ripping lineup the band just released their awesome second album, Into the Air. This is a free in-store, 7 PM.

Cold Beat, Heaven's Gate, Honey @ Silent Barn
You can also catch Cold Beat later tonight, the last of their four NYC shows this weekend, along with the hazy rock of Heaven's gate and the MC5-ish Honey. That's a good line-up!

The Feelies, Alex Bleeker & The Freaks @ Storm King Art Center
One of Hoboken's finest, an endlessly influential band whose sound -- stemming from Velvet Underground and Modern Lovers -- is timeless. While their nervy debut album gets the most attention, their gentle second album The Good Earth is not too far off from the good vibe music of Alex Bleeker & the Freaks. This show is free with Storm King park admission. A nice day trip for those inclined.

James Chance & The Contortions, Ex-Models, Dreamcrusher, Dutch E Germ (DJ Set) @ Trans-Pecos
This is part of a series of Sunday afternoon shows at Trans-Pecos (who have a lovely backyard, if you've never been) and today features no-wave legend James Chance & the Controtions as well as some simlarly skronky acts as well. 1 PM start.

Greg Graffin (of Bad Religion) @ Gramercy Theatre
Bad Religion frontman Greg Graffin has been going strong for over 30 years, and right now he's focusing on his new book, Population Wars. He accompanied the book's release with a 7" of acoustic songs, and he'll be performing solo tonight.

Eugene Mirman Comedy Fest
Started basically as a dare, the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival has grown into a much-anticipated event. It's the final night of EMCF shows the Bell House with "Talent Show Presents: The Fake Emmys!" featuring Elna Baker, Kevin Townley, Starlee Kine, Stephin Merritt of Magnetic Fields, Maeve Higgins, Cintra Wilson, Ophira Eisenberg, Jean Grae, and Ira Glass. Tickets are still available.

"Tree of Codes" w/ Wayne McGregor, Olafur Eliasson, Jamie xx @ Park Avenue Armory
Choreographer Wayne McGregor and visual artist Olafur Eliasson have a new ballet called Tree of Codes and the music for it was done by Jamie xx, who's having an incredible year thanks to his very well-received new album In Colour. The ballet runs through September 21.

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photo: Christian Peslak @ The Bell House (more by PSquared)
Christian Peslak

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

Nicole Atkins, Invisible Familiars, Sam Cohen, Emefe, TEEN, Christian Peslak @ Manhattan Inn (tribute to John Lennon, Harry Nilsson & more)
Legendary songwriters John Lennon and Harry Nilsson will be paid tribute to by an impressive cast of musicians, including Nicole Atkins, Invisible Familiars (the project of Jared Samuel, who's worked with John Lennon's son Sean), Sam Cohen (ex-Yellowbirds), Emefe, TEEN, Christian Peslak (Delicate Steve, Saint Rich), and more. They're also promising some covers of Micky Dolenz, Alice Cooper and more surprises.

Father, KeithCharles Spacebar, Slug Christ, Playboi Carti @ SOB's
Atlanta rapper Father has been getting a lot of blog hype lately for his off-kilter slowed-down sound. Does his live show live up to the hype? You can find out tonight. There's also an afterparty at Elvis Guesthouse.

Natalie Prass, Wilder Maker @ Bowery Ballroom
Natalie Prass (once a member of Jenny Lewis' touring band) is young but her music seemingly comes from a different era, recalling Dusty Springfield or even pre-rock pop.

Night Train w/ guest host Seaton Smith @ Littlefield
Seaton Smith subs for regular host Wyatt Cenac, with funny guests Phoebe Robinson, Nat Towsen, Ophira Eisenberg, Katina Corrao, Simeon Goodson, and Michelle Buteau.

Julie Klausner, Cristin Milioti @ Joe's Pub
People (with Bill Eichner), Julie Klauser tonight will be singing "some goddamn songs in her cabaret show. Don't expect anything besides complete and utter magic on this very special evening of music and comedic banter."

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Reggie Watts @ Bonnaroo 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Reggie Watts

Tickets are still on sale for Reggie Watts' big headlining performance at Town Hall, happening this Wednesday (6/18). Get out there and support the man at one of his biggest live shows yet. Heading to Toronto for NXNE? Reggie will be there too.

Tickets are also still strangely on sale for the David Cross/David Hill thing happening the same night at the Bell House.

Speaking of the Bell House, you can get tickets to the 6/24 live taping of the Tell Your Friends! podcast with Andy Borowitz, Bryan Tucker, Ophira Eisenberg, Andy Blitz, MIchelle Carlo, Bob Powers, Liam McEneaney, and Jessi Klein.

The Bell House is also where Jen Kirkman is doing a night of new material.

Moving to Union Hall: Greg Barris and very special guests happens on 7/9 and Nick Turner and very special guests happens on 7/15 and ManBoobs Comedy and very special guests happens on 7/18.

Meanwhile, Wyatt Cenac's Night Train shows continue to happen each week in June at Littlefield with Dave Hill, Mike Lawrence and more. AC Newman was a guest this week.

The next edition of Running Late with Scott Rogowsky: Brooklyn's Live Late Night Comedy Talk Show happens at Littlefield on 6/25 with Mike Sacks (Author, Poking A Dead Frog, And Here's The Kicker), Jordan Klepper (The Daily Show), and Dan St. Germain.

The next edition of The Talk Show Series Presents is set to happen this Thursday (6/19) at Williamsburg's Over the Eight. Bobby Tisdale is the host, with guests Ahna Tessler, Eleanor Friedberger, and more TBA. It's free. Over the Eight is also showing the World Cup, though, so it may be more crowded than usual just from overlap.

Dave Hill is also taking part in An Evening of Friends at the Ace Hotel on 6/23 with John Early, Michael Cavadias, Jemima Kirke, Cole Escola & Kate Berlant.

Max Silvestri (or someone subbing for him) still hosts The Big Terrific Comedy Show every Wednesday night at Cameo. It's free, and you never know who might pop in. Sometimes Aziz Ansari does a set. Maybe you'll catch him testing out material for his upcoming SHOW AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN.

Speaking of lots of tickets, Dave Chappelle has NINE Radio Cith shows coming up.

Rob Delaney has six upcoming shows at comedy club Caroline's.

Chris Gethard has a bunch of shows coming up, big and small.

Browse our NYC Comedy Show Calendar for much more.

Jiwon Lee

Ophira Eisenberg, Carolyn Castiglia, Nichelle Stephens, Erin and Her Cello, Jessica Delfino, Jacquetta Szathmari, Kambri Crews, Abbi Crutchfield, Livia Scott, and Michelle Buteau will take the stage at Littlefield near Park Slope in Brooklyn on Sunday, May 18th for the next edition of comedy & variety show 'Chicks & Giggles'. The event, which was already being billed as a 10th anniversary for the all-female show, is now also a memorial for comedian Jiwon Lee whose body was found in the Hudson River over the weekend. "Following the show, says co-founder Carolyn Castiglia, an informal memorial will invite anyone wishing to speak about Lee." $5 advanced tickets are on sale.

As we've pointed out before, Jiwon was loved in the NYC comedy community. The Village Voice compiled a few memories in a new article. If you have memories you'd like to share, they're also being collected via the Facebook that was set up to help find Jiwon. The message there reads:

To honor Jiwon at her upcoming memorial we are asking for everyone to share funny memories/stories they have experienced with her. She has been an amazing person and friend to so many and we are sure she has left lasting impressions on everyone she's met. Let's all bring to light the wonderful person Jiwon is and use this as an opportunity to celebrate her life. Please send to weloveyoujiwon@gmail.com. Thank you!
The GoFundMe page which was created to help fund the search for Jiwon is now a scholorship. No details are listed, but the page says "$87,723 raised by 1,202 people in 1 month" and still promises an update on a memorial service.

MEN at Webster Hall in 2011 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

"Australian literary salon" Women of Letters returns to the US for a show in NYC on Tuesday (3/25) at The Bell House with singer/songwriter Martha Wainwright, The Sopranos' Edie Falco, MEN/Le Tigre's JD Samson, British television presenter Dawn O'Porter, Orange is the New Black's Yael Stone, The New Yorker senior editor Amelia Lester and Ask Me Another's Ophira Eisenberg. "The basic premise involves five or six female writers, performers, actors, politicians, and artists joining together to revive the lost art of letter writing. Each guest is given a topic in advance ('A letter to the night I'd rather forget' 'A letter to my unfinished business'), they write a letter and read it aloud on the night." Tickets for that show are on sale now.

That's one of two events in NYC that JD Samson is doing this week. MEN play a live set Thursday (3/27) at The Jewish Museum (1109 5th Ave) as part of the venue's Wind Up series. "The evening also includes interactive art making activities, tours of the new exhibition Other Primary Structures, and an open bar with beer and wine." Tickets are on sale now. Also stay tuned for JD's next PAT Party at Union Pool and the next Scissor Sundays at the Rusty Knot.

Martha Wainwright also has other dates coming up, including two more appearances in NYC. The first is 'Every Mother Counts' on May 21 at Life on Mars Gallery (59 Bogart St in Brooklyn), and later in the year she plays the Naked Soul acoustic singer/songwriter series at the Rubin Museum on October 10 (150 W 17th St). Tickets for the Rubin Museum show are on sale now.

All Martha Wainwright dates are listed, with a couple videos, 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.

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

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One Christmas At A Time

Jonathan Coulton and past collaborator/tourmate John Roderick (of The Long Winters) released a Christmas album, One Christmas At A Time, together with ten original Christmas songs by the two musicians ("actually one of them is a Chanukah song, so OK, nine"). Listen to two tracks from the holiday release below.

They'll support the release with another tour together this fall which brings them to NYC on December 14 at City Winery. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All tour dates are listed below.

Jonathan Coulton is also the house musician on NPR/WNYC puzzle show Ask Me Another which tapes live at The Bell House in Brooklyn . The shows are hosted by Ophira Eisenberg and tickets are on sale for five upcoming dates, all also listed below...

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