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photo: Flying Lotus at Lollapalooza 2015 (more by James Richards IV)
Flying Lotus

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

Flying Lotus, Jon Hopkins, The Big P.A. & Spins @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
This sold out, intimate show is a benefit for the David Lynch Foundation and it brings together two of today's best electronic musicians: the jazz/hip hop-leaning Flying Lotus and melodic IDM beatmaker Jon Hopkins.

Hurray for the Riff Raff @ Carnegie Hall
While we're still waiting on Hurray for the Riff Raff's TBA new album, their 2014 release Small Town Heroes is still an excellent update of traditional country that sounds nostalgic and modern all at once. Tonight they take on Carnegie Hall.

Mothers, Palm, Banned Books, Jonah Furman @ Palisades
Mothers have earned themselves a few Angel Olsen comparisons, and if you like Angel you're probably gonna dig their upcoming album When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired. Tonight's their first of two NYC shows ahead of its release.

Muse @ Prudential Center
Few bands embrace bombast and cheese the way Muse do, a band who have never seen "more" as a four-letter word. (They also seem in on the joke.) If you can embrace the cheese as well, their grand guignol live show can be fun.

Future Punx, Scam Avenue, WALL, Order of Operations @ Shea Stadium
If you like early '80s mutant new wave like Devo, Oingo Boingo and Wall of Voodoo, Future Punx take that aesthetic and refract it through a modern prism. Their debut, This is Post Wave, is a lot of fun. So is their live show.

The Giraffes, Happy Fangs, Gran Puta @ Saint Vitus
Brooklyn riff-rockers The Giraffes broke up in 2011 before reforming last year, and they released new album Usury back in October, which is finally just got a vinyl release. They celebrate it's release tonight.

Man Forever, TIGUE @ Greene Space
The 2016 Ecstatic Music Festival kicks off tonight with this collaborative performance between Man Forever -- percussion project helmed by John Colpitts (aka Kid Millions) -- and avant-pop band Tigue. They'll be premiering new collaborative works for percussion and voice inspired by the 1971 album Moondog II. If you can't make it to the show, it's being webcast live at 7:30 PM.

Cheena, Latisha's Skull Drawing, JJ Doll, Ursula, Haram @ Alphaville
Local punks Cheena have quite the impressive resume. Noise musician Pharmakon is in the band, as are members of Crazy Spirit, Dawn of Humans, L.O.T.I.O.N., and Hank Wood & The Hammerheads. Needless to say, they can rip.

Omar S, Generation Next, John FM, Analog Soul, Turtle Bugg @ Good Room
Deep house musician Omar S made one of the genre's recent standout albums with 2013's Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself. Tonight he returns to NYC to shake the floors of Good Room.

Pictureplane, Psychoegyptian, DJ Dog Dick, Geng, Eaves, Tre Special, See Voux Play, Sess_World, Vitamin Z @ Trans-Pecos
Pictureplane recently wrapped up a tour with HEALTH, and his latest album isn't too far removed from theirs with its industrial-tinged pop. His live sets lately have also been crazier than ever.

50 Cent @ B.B. King's
50 Cent's sadly more well known these days for taking shots at Meek Mill on Instagram than he is for his new music, but there's no denying he was unstoppable for a minute there in the 2000s. And that old stuff lives up great. Tonight's the first of two NYC shows this weekend.

Buster Pointdexter @ Cafe Carlyle
New York Doll singer David Johansen puts back on the tux and his party-friendly Buster Poindexter persona for a night of saucy cabaret at this fancypants supper club.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

Wet, Kelsey Yu @ Rough Trade
If you're going to this sold-out show, do get there in time to see Kelsey Lu, who makes beguiling music with just her voice, a cello and a loop pedal.

Robyn Hitchcock @ Landmark
Robyn Hitchcock is the kind of performer that can entrance with a full band or just an acoustic guitar. Or less. He's always worth seeing and he continues to make great records, too.

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Treefort Festival 2016

The 2016 Treefort Music Fest goes on March 23-27 in Boise, Idaho in venues all over the city. (It's kinda like Boise's SXSW.) This year's lineup includes Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Thee Oh Sees, Youth Lagoon, Aesop Rock, Chelsea Wolfe, White Denim, Oddisee, Hinds, French Horn Rebellion, Quilt, Alex G, Wax Idols, Built To Spill, La Luz, All Dogs, Porches, Oddisee (who plays a BV show in NYC on Tuesday) and more.

Tickets are on sale now, and the 2016 lineup, as it stands, is listed below.

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photos by Amanda Hatfield, words by Andrew Sacher

HEALTH / Pictureplane @ MHOW - 11/21/15

HEALTH brought their tour to NYC over the weekend for two shows in support of this year's great Death Magic. We caught the sold-out Music Hall of Williamsburg show on Saturday (11/21), and then they hit LPR last night (11/22).

HEALTH's new album is their catchiest thing to date -- more an industrial synthpop album than anything else -- with the noise elements present but taking a huge backseat. Live that was not the case. HEALTH were seriously abrasive, making the new songs sound like a whole lot more confrontational than they do on record. They were heavy, loud, and had a sensory overload light show to top it off. I know they had some samples going, but I still kind of can't believe how full they sounded as a three piece. I recently talked about seeing Tribulation, and how for an aggressive metal band they actually seemed like they could be on the radio. This was the opposite. With the Death Magic songs, HEALTH are one of the heaviest pop bands around.

Opening was their tourmate Pictureplane, whose new album Technomancer is a great fit with the new HEALTH stuff. I've often found Pictureplane to be one of NYC's more underrated musicians, but I haven't seen him in a while. And the last time I did was nothing like Saturday. Like his old pal Grimes had at the same venue three days earlier, he was joined on stage by two dancers (they're called FLUCT). They were decked out in creepy facepaint, topless for most of the set, and sometimes they tangled their bodies together. He also had projections on the screen behind him that switched from news clips to freaky memes to showing phrases in all caps bold text (like "THIS IS ART, BITCH"). Also like on his new album, his voice is bolder and more upfront than ever before.

More pictures below...

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photos by Sachyn Mital

The Blade Rave w/ The Crystal Method @ Terminal 5 10/9/2015
The Crystal Method
The Crystal Method
The Crystal Method
The Crystal Method

The NY Comic Con was this past weekend, as well as the related NY Super Week, and one of the events was the Blade Rave, a dance party that recreated the opening sequence from the original Blade film. BBQ Films, the folks that turned Rough Trade into Empire Records, sought to make this evening particularly immersive... and if you've seen Blade you know that means soaked in blood. After opening sets from Pictureplane, a place both wonderful and strange, and DJ Choyce Hacks, as well as some antics from a dance troupe and swordplayers, Blade baddie Deacon Frost informed the audience the event was to draw in Blade so the vampires can harvest his daywalker blood to raise the Blood God. With that, The Crystal Method were finally on the decks, the main dance floor filled with revelers eager to participate in the blood orgy, and the soakers unleashed the red stuff on the crowd.

More pics from the Blade Rave, below...

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by Andrew Sacher


HEALTH will hit the road this fall to support their fantastic new album DEATH MAGIC, and now they've announced the tour's opener: Pictureplane. Pictureplane recently signed to Anticon (home of the great new Deradoorian album, Baths and more), and they'll release his new album Technomancer on October 30. Going by the two lead singles, the title track and "Riot Porn," this sounds like some of Pictureplane's boldest sounding stuff yet, and it's not too far removed from the industrial-pop of the new HEALTH album. Check out both below.

As mentioned, the tour hits NYC on November 21 at Music Hall of Williamsburg and November 22 at Le Poisson Rouge. TIckets for MHOW and LPR are still available. All dates below.

Continue reading "Pictureplane releasing 'Technomancer' on Anticon, opening HEALTH's tour (dates, song streams)"


If you've seen the 1998 vampire action flick Blade, you probably remember its opening scene, set at a stylish underground rave where unsuspecting revelers are having the time of their lives...until they're showered in blood and the vampire feasting begins. (If you don't remember that scene, you can watch it below.) BBQ Films, the folks who turned Rough Trade into Empire Records earlier this year, will be paying tribute to that scene -- and the film -- with a Blade Rave happening October 9 at Terminal 5.

The Blade Rave is an official afterparty of New York Super Week, presented by New York Comic Con 2015. The Crystal Method, who featured on many of the Blade movies soundtracks, will headline the night that also features sets from Pictureplane, a place both wonderful and strange, and DJ Choyce Hacks, plus a special Blade Rave performance from immersive dance collective The Dance Cartel.​ Tickets are on sale now and include include a screening of the film, live music and performances, and a limited-edition event poster, with more to be announced closer to the event date.

A teaser trailer for Blade Rave is below...

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photo: Super Furry Animals in London this year (more by Rachel Juarez-Carr)
Super Furry Animals
photo: New Pornographers @ The Brill Building, 2014 (more by Chris La Putt)
New Pornographers

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

4Knots Festival w/ Super Furry Animals, Stephen Malkmus, Mikal Cronin, Twin Peaks, Screaming Females & more @ Pier 84
The Village Voice's annual outdoor festival isn't at the Seaport this year, and it isn't free either, but it does have the first US show from Welsh greats Super Furry Animals in six years and Stephen Malkmus which is enough to justify the $25 ticket alone. But you also get Mikal Cronin, Twin Peaks, Screaming Females and lots more. Starts at noon...and SFA are playing a full set, if you're wondering.

The New Pornographers, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down @ Prospect Park
There are probably a number of folks who are torn today between SFA/Malkmus and seeing New Pornographers. While Carl Newman and crew have been through NYC a few times in the last year, this show is free... and in the lovely, wooded Prospect Park.

Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival w/ Common, Mobb Deep, Freeway & more @ 50 Kent
The annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival has been hosting various events all week, but tonight's the main one: the big concert at outdoor Williamsburg venue 50 Kent. They've got conscious rap vet Common, Queensbridge legends Mobb Deep, early '00s Roc-A-Fella staple Freeway, Duck Down-signed underground rapper Skyzoo, Disclosure/Pharrell collaborators Lion Babe, Chelsea Reject, Torae, Charles Hamilton, and more.

Rainer Maria, Softspot @ Shea Stadium
Rainer Maria put out a number of great emo/indie rock albums on Polyvinyl back in the late '90s and early '00s, but then broke up in 2006. Earlier this year they reunited at Bowery Ballroom, and this week they play two more hometown shows. This is the second.

Say Anything, Modern Baseball, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Hard Girls @ Best Buy Theater
Say Anything's newer material may not be their strongest, but the early stuff holds up well and all of tonight's openers are great. There's the scrappy Philly kids Modern Baseball, ambitious indie rockers Cymbals Eat Guitars, and raw melodic punks Hard Girls.

Rosetta, So Hideous, No Way, Descender @ Saint Vitus
Rosetta's newest album Quintessential Ephemera is their first with Eric Jernigan of City of Ships as an additional member, and it brings some new sonic territory into their atmospheric post-metal/post-hardcore mix. It's good stuff.

The Rezillos, Gameday Regulars, The Purslaines, Whiskey Bitches @ Gramercy Theatre
UK punk/new wave vets The Rezillos released ZERO, their first album since the '70s, back in March which found the band still in fun form. But expect to hear classics like "Top of the Pops" tonight too.

The Men, Honey, Junk Boys, Red Dawn ii @ Silent Barn
The Men progressively shifted from a punk band to a jam band, and lately members have either spent more time with other projects or left the band all together. We're not entirely sure how any of that will play into what they have in store for us tonight, but there's only one way to find out.

Bok Bok, Corbin & Bobby Raps, Blaqstarr, Despot, Helix, Sheen @ MoMA PS1 (Warm Up)
Warm Up continues today, bringing a lineup split between electronic (Night Slugs DJs Bok Bok, Helix and Sheen) and rap (Corbin & Bobby Raps, Blaqstarr and Despot) to MoMA PS1's hot sunny courtyard.

Pictureplane, DonChristian, Chiffon, :3l​ON, Robin Gold, "Secret Special Guest DJ" @ Aviv
As anyone who attends small electronic shows in NYC knows, ain't no party like a Pictureplane party. And rapper/Le1f associate DonChristian makes this bill extra great.

Summer Thunder w/ PAT, Bottoms @ Union Pool
It's the Summer Thunder edition of JD Samson's monthly party at Union Pool, which means "good vibes, good sound, video projection by local video artists and DJ's that aren't afraid to go deep." There's also a live performance from electro-shock group Bottoms. Starts at 2 PM.

Beverly, Weeknight, Wild Yaks @ Riis Park Beach Bazaar
There are way worse ways to spend a Saturday afternoon than at Riis Park Beach Bazaar which offers food, craft beer/wine, shopping, games...all within a stone's throw of the surf. Also: free live music, today featuring the surfy Beverly, and dark n' twangy Weeknight. Starts at 1 PM.

Dale Watson & His Lone Stars, Jason D. Williams, CatEyEs @ Bowery Ballroom
"Austin's answer to Johnny Cash", Dale Watson released his new album, Call Me Insane, in June. It's the latest in a long and prolific career that's had its joys and sorrows. The Johnny Cash comparison is apt, with a deep resonant voice, honky-tonk sound, and an abundance of truck-drivin' songs. Saucy duo CatEyEs open.

Prince Rupert's Drops, Tamarron, The Due Diligence, Edith Pop @ Cake Shop
Local psych rock band Prince Rupert's Drops headline this show but Austin's Tamarron are worth checking out too. Their album dadrock is loaded with hazy guitar pop that your father may or may not like. Stream it below.

Bridget Everett @ Joe's Pub
Bridget Everett continues to perform her acclaimed show at Joe's Pub. Shy folks might want to either a) not sit too close to the stage or b) not go at all. Everyone else: Bridget's a riot.

Warped Tour @ Jones Beach
We don't actually recommend going to this, but if you're getting dragged there by a friend or family member... well we feel sorry for you. But also, you could make your day kinda better by catching post-hardcore band Citizen and Canadian punks PUP and The Dirty Nil.

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photo: George Clinton @ Beekman Beer Garden, 2011 (more by Chris La Putt)
George Clinton

It's Independence Day Weekend and we've got a guide to holiday events/concerts, and you can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Meanwhile, here are some highlights...

George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic, Fonky Kong @ Governors Island
It's the "Funk n' Cue" bash, starring interplanetary groovemaster George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic. Opening is Fonky Kong, who feature a member of Lettuce. Doors are at 5 PM.

Evan Caminiti, Circuit Des Yeux, Ancient Ocean @ Trans-Pecos
Circuit des Yeux (aka Haley Fohr) recently released her new album, In Plain Speech, which is her first for Thrill Jockey and first with a full band. The band is also on tour with her, and tonight's her first of two NYC shows. Headlining is her Thrill Jockey labelmate Evan Caminiti (aka one half of Barn Owl).

Sasha, SCUBA, Guti, Agoria, Kate Simko, Brad Miller, Joris Voorn @ Verboten StageONE at 50 Kent
The long weekend starts early with all-day "Last Day on Earth" party which is the first of the big shows Verboten is presenting at 50 Kent. Doors at noon.

Juan Atkins, DUST, Reade Truth, Alex From Queens @ Good Room
Keep dancing late into the evening with this party headlined by techno originator Juan Atkins.

Old Wounds, Vein, Go Deep, Icarus @ Grand Victory
NJ's Old Wounds released their second album, The Suffering Spirit, this week, offering up more of their crushing metallic hardcore. If you're going, it's also worth catching 6131 signees Go Deep, who make pissed-off heavy hardcore.

Talib Kweli @ Commodore Barry Park (International African Arts Festival)
The Interntional African Arts Festival began Thursday and runs through Sunday. Today's the second date, and features local hip hop veteran Talib Kweli headlining. Admission is a suggested donation of $5 (or $2 for children).

The Gradients, Bambara, Heaven's Gate, The Cradle @ Palisades
This is a very solid bill of NYC indie rock, which serves as the tour kickoff for The Gradients and The Cradle. In between are the very boisterous Bambara, and the muscular, melodic/dreamy sounds of Heaven's Gate.

Ital, Umfang, Pictureplane, Cities Aviv @ Lot 45
Local dancefloor-movers Ital, Umfang and Pictureplane team up with rap weirdo Cities Aviv for this late-night party at Bushwick restaurant/bar/venue Lot 45 (411 Troutman St). It's free before 11 PM, and $10 after that.

Crime in Stereo, Incendiary, Royal Psalms @ Saint Vitus
If you dig Long Island hardcore, this bill is tailor-made for you with the long-running melodic band Crime In Stereo and the newer, more metallic Incendiary.

Pile, The Austerity Program, Couch Slut @ The Bell House
If you dig the sounds of noisy underground '90s rock, this whole lineup should appeal to you. Describing the entire bill, Justin from The Austerity Program says it offers "three takes on the question nobody asked in 1994: "All the people buying these AmRep seven-inches, what will their music sound like in about two decades?" Your tl/dr answer: Pile = "rock-y", The Austerity Program = "pound-y", Couch Slut = " gonorrhea-y"." There you have it.

Izzy True, Vagabon, Fern Mayo, Painted Zeros @ Silent Barn
Don Giovanni-signed singer/songwriter Izzy True has a sound that's part anti-folk, part indie rock on her debut EP that came out on DG this week.

The Growlers @ Surf Lodge
If you're out in Montauk for the holiday weekend, The Surf Lodge seems to be a cool place to catch popular bands playing very intimate shows. Tonight it's garagey party-rockers The Growlers.

The Grateful Dead's Chicago shows are this weekend, and there are a few places you can watch the simulcast in the NYC-area.

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photo: HEALTH at Levitation 2015 (more by PSquared)

HEALTH have a few upcoming North American festival dates announced already, including NXNE and FYF, and they've now added a NYC show happening just before the former. They'll hit Baby's All Right on June 11 with openers TBA. Tickets are on sale now.

UPDATE: Ital, Show me the Body and Pictureplane (DJ) are opening the show. Flyer below.

HEALTH's new album, Death Magic, will be out August 7 via Loma Vista. Video for "New Coke" from that album, below. They also recently revealed that they're doing a song with Danny Brown for the HBO pilot of The Gorburger Show.

List of dates, and that video, below...

Continue reading "HEALTH playing NYC before NXNE (and other dates)"

Parquet Courts in Bed Stuy in June (more by Joe McCabe)

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

Parquet Courts, Blues Control,PC Worship @ Webster Hall
Parquet Courts have had a busy year, releasing two very good albums, staying on tour pretty much constantly, and forming a noise project with members of PC Worship (who open tonight). They cap off the year tonight with their biggest hometown show yet, which is sold out.

Kevin Barnes (Of Montreal), Kuroma @ Baby's All Right
Of Montreal are gearing up to release a new album early next year but frontman Kevin Barnes may well play some of it tonight at this solo show. MGMT-related band Kuroma opens.

Russian Circles, Mutoid Man @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
This is a killer double bill for fans of heavy music with post-rock crushers Russian Circles and the Converge/Cave In-related Mutoid Man, who have some of the elements of their main bands but trim all fat and just have a good time.

James Murphy (DJ set), Tim Sweeney, Mike Simonetti, Cooper Saver @ Output
Party like it's 2002: James Murphy will be spinning with his pal Tim Sweeney making Output feel a little like The Plant Bar (ok maybe not) with help from former Italians Do It Better domo Mike Simonetti (who just started a new label).

The Thurston Moore Band @ Marlin Room at Webster Hall
Thurston's current band has him backed by an excellent lineup that includes his former Sonic Youth bandmate Steve Shelley on drums and My Bloody Valentine's Deb Googe on bass, and their new album is his most Sonic Youth-sounding material since The Eternal.

Suckers, DOM, Future Punx, Cameron Hull, Mazed (DJ Set) @ Glasslands
Inactive for a while, Suckers are reforming to say goodbye to a venue they've played many times over the years: Glasslands, which closes at the end of the month. Also on the bill: DOM who reinvented themselves a while back (swapping guitars for synths), and neo-new-wave band Future Punx.

Pharmakon, Marshstepper, Puce Mary, Aischrolatreia Ligature, Penchant @ Saint Vitus
This is a great bill with the Destruction Unit-related Marshstepper whose live show includes blood, nudity and must be seen live if you want any real idea of what it's like. On top of that, there's Pharmakon (headlining) and Puce Mary, who both make eardrum-damaging PE/industrial/noise with wild vocals, and ex-The Men project Ligature.

Centro-Matic, Elephant Micah @ Rough Trade
Denton, TX's Centro-Matic have been together for nearly 20 years, mining a vein of psych somewhere between Crazy Horse and The Flaming Lips, having released 11 albums -- all pretty good -- including this year's rootsy Take Pride in Your Long Odds. All good things must (should?) come to an end, and Centro-matic announced that the band are going on indefinite hiatus...after this tour. These shows may be your last chance to see them in NYC.

Dan Friel, Peter Kerlin's Octet, Charles Waters (Trio), Matt Nelson @ Trans-Pecos
With what kind of looks like table at a Silicon Valley flea market, Dan Friel coaxes strange sounds out of his homemade electronics. He headlines tonights experimental line-up of music.

Trey Anastasio Band @ Beacon Theatre
There's been no lack of Phish shows in NYC in the past year, and tonight their guitarist Trey Anastasio returns with the other band he leads for the first show in a two-night run. Both are sold out.

Bilal, Dragons of Zynth, DJ Rashad "Tumblin' Dice" Smith @ Brooklyn Bowl
Bilal balances the line between accessible neo-soul and the more psychedelic side of it, and he does it well. If you were confused, opener DJ Rashad "Tumblin' Dice" Smith is not to be confused with the late DJ Rashad.

Gabriel Kahane @ BAM
Composer/singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane, who's collaborated with Rufus Wainwright, Sufjan Stevens, Blake Mills and others, is performing his newest work, The Ambassador, from December 13-10 at BAM with fellow Sufjan collaborators Rob Moose, Alex Sopp (both of yMusic), and Casey Foubert, as well as Ted Poor, Laura Lutzke, Nathan Schram, and Gabriel Cabezas (also of yMusic).

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by Andrew Sacher

photo by Jason Rodgers

Chilled out electronic duo Teengirl Fantasy followed 2013's Nun EP this week with a new EP, Thermal, on Break World Records. You can stream it at the interactive website they've set up. There's a ton of trippy visuals to go along with it and the whole idea of the site is a pretty cool thing. Check it out. One of the songs, "Lung" featuring Lawfandah, is also streaming below.

TGF will celebrate the EP in their hometown of Brooklyn with a free show at Palisades on Thursday (11/20) with a few of their talented friends joining them on DJ duties, DJ HD, Gatekeeper, Lawfandah and Pictureplane. That's a late show, starting at midnight.

Song stream below...

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Buzzcocks at Coachella 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

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

Buzzcocks, Titus Andronicus @ Webster Hall
This is an excellent generation-crossing bill for punk, with one of the best bands of the era -- no qualifiers necessary -- Buzzcocks, and one of today's finest bands in the genre, NJ's Titus Andronicus (who have headlined this venue themselves before).

Mineral, Into It. Over It. @ Bowery Ballroom
One of the most beloved bands of emo's late '90s period, Mineral, are back for their first tour in 17 years, and the first tour since the release of their slowcore-leaning classic swan song, EndSerenading. Tonight's the third of four sold-out NYC shows, all of which are opened by newer emo band Into It. Over It.

Skrillex, Evian Christ, Sophie, Lone @ MoMA PS1
It's the final Warm Up of the summer, and one of the best lineups of the season with Kanye collaborator Evian Christ, buzzy dancepop producer Sophie (best known so far for "Bipp" and "Hey QT"), and IDM raver Lone. Plus, special guests are promised. UPDATE: Skrillex is the headliner for the last Warm-Up. Not a joke. Also Forest Swords dropped off.

Evian Christ, Sophie, NGUZUNGUZU, The Deep @ 88 Palace
There's two ways you can keep the party going after Warm Up, this being one...

Lone (Live AV ft Konx-om-Pax), Aurora Halal (DJ Set), Konx-om-Pax (DJ Set) @ Glasslands
...and this being the other.

Fucked Up, Speedy Ortiz, Give @ Irving Plaza
Fucked Up may make highly ambitious punk records, but in a live setting they play like great punk bands always have: fast, loud and rowdy. Indie rockers Speedy Ortiz aren't to miss either, and DC punks Give should be a nice start to the night as well.

The Velvet Teen, Shy Hunters, Sunflower Bean @ Baby's All Right
All three of The Velvet Teen's albums are different, with the indie rock of 2002's Out of the Fierce Parade, the more ballady Elysium (2004), and the frenetic, eccentric sounding Cum Laude (2006). They haven't released a new album since that one, but they're promising that its followup will finally come out this year. Maybe we'll hear some new stuff today.

Fujiya & Miyagi, Zorch @ Brooklyn Bowl
Fujiya & Miyagi's new album, Artificial Sweetners, is their most synth-heavy yet, but otherwise keeps their brand of motorik funk pretty much intact. Their drummer for this tour is onetime Dirty on Purpose rhythm-master, Doug Marvin.

Cayetana, Chumped, Albondigas, Spirit of the Beehive @ Saint Vitus
Cayetana's great debut album comes out next week on Tiny Engines. It's a solid mix of indie rock, punk energy, and folky songwriting that Waxahatchee/Speedy Ortiz fans should find will be up their alley. See them tonight ahead of its release, and it's worth getting there in time for Brooklyn poppy punks Chumped too.

Cerebral Ballzy, Unstoppable Death Machines, Shellshag, Cutters, Sunny Gang @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
It's another night of free music and not-free food, drinks, arcade games, shopping and more at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar. Tonight's music lineup leans towards the punk side.

BELLS≥, Wedding Dress, Jumpers, Six Acre Lake @ Cake Shop
The Mineral show isn't the only place you can see emo vets in NYC tonight. BELLS≥ (members of Jawbox) and Wedding Dress (members of Joan of Arc and Maps & Atlases) team up at Cake Shop tonight.

California X, Slothrust, Mannequin Pussy, Vomitface @ Death By Audio
California X make sludgy rock that's somewhere between Dinosaur Jr and Torche, and they really shine in a live environment. NYC punks Mannequin Pussy are worth catching too.

Sole, DJ Pain, Pictureplane, Ceschi @ Glasslands
Alt-rapper Sole and his collaborator DJ Pain team with NYC electronic producer/all around fun guy Pictureplane for this show at Glasslands tonight.

Papercuts, Olson, Rydholm and Forester, Michael Nau @ Mercury Lounge
If you dig rainy day baroque pop, Papercuts (the moniker of San Francisco's Jason Quever) do it very well and their new record, Life Among the Savages, is quite good. Opening are Ladybug Transistor offshoot Olson, Rydholm and Forester.

Sir Richard Bishop (of Sun City Girls), Tashi Dorji @ Issue Project Room
Guitar master and Sun City Girl member Richard Bishop plays tonight with Bhutanese guitarist Tashi Dorji.

Loren Connors, Aki Onda, VioletRaid, Silk Purse @ Trans-Pecos
Avant-guitar great Loren Connors has an impressive resume, having collaborated with Thurston Moore, Cat Power, Kath Bloom and others. Catch him solo tonight.

Hollis Brown, Jonny Fritz @ The Lot In Long Island City (FREE)
The Lot in Long Island City is a free, all ages music & film series and today's afternoon entertainment includes country hellraiser Jonny "Corndawg" Fritz.

Ian Hunter and The Rant Band, Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby @ The Bell House
Mott the Hoople frontman Ian Hunter and Wreckless Eric are both on this bill, which is a pretty cool pairing, and among other things it most likely means we'll get to hear "All the Young Dudes" and "Whole Wide World" at the same show.

Modern Baseball, I Am The Avalanche, Beach Slang @ Stone Pony
Modern Baseball and Beach Slang are two Philly bands who really know how to tap into the feelings of youth (the only difference is the actual ages of the members). Tonight's their second NYC-area show of the weekend, and this one also includes grungy punks I Am the Avalanche.

Aphex Twin album listening party
Get your first chance to hear SYRO at this listening party, location TBA, if you RSVP'd in time and got picked to go.

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Teengirl Fantasy on a boat in 2012 (more by Leia Jospe)

DAYLIGHT is a two-day festival happening at Greenpoint's Europa on Friday and Saturday (August 15 & 16) featuring such acts as Teengirl Fantasy, Pictureplane, Excepter, DJ Dog Dick, Co La, Profligate, Dope Body, Gobby, Eartheater and lots more. Tickets (either individual days or a two-day pass) are on sale. It's a collaboration between HOSS records (home of DJ Dog Dick, Ric Rab) and Break World, a brand new label. To tell us a little more about the party fest, here's Edaan from Break World:

We met Hoss when my partner at the label, Ben Pittard, hit up Brad (owner of Hoss Records, and mindfucker at Mexcellent and R. Mexico) as well as Max Eisenberg (DJ Dog Dick) about playing a show at our local and beloved club, The Nightlight with my band Bonglestar and our friends Archeali. Everyone really loved everyone's set and we hung out, and everything just felt right and realized how close all our tastes were. I loved Hoss artists like Rick Rab, Dope Body, Ecstatic Sunshine, Excepter, obviously Dog Dick, and dug into some stuff I hadn't heard like Sadaf, Shams, and it was all some pretty next level shit! So it just kinda made sense to try to collaborate with these guys, so I hit them up about co-hosing a party with us, that would also act as our launch.

That party soon turned into a sort of festival ... crazy two-day party. We got Hoss artists, upcoming Break World Artists (tbd), and a bunch inbetween that we both just dug a whole lot.

Check out Friday and Saturday's DAYLIGHT lineup and the fest's flyer below.

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The Rosebuds at Prospect Park in 2011 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Delorean at MHOW in January (more by Landon Speers)

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

The Rosebuds, Jesse Marchant, Dana Buoy @ Rough Trade
North Carolina duo The Rosebuds are relative indie rock veterans at this point but their anthemic brand of pop seems to be in step with the Zeitgeist currently. They do "whoa ohs" better than most and new LP Sand + Silence was produced by Justin Vernon.

Temples, Spires @ Asbury Lanes
UK psych band band Temples released their debut album earlier this, which is slick but well-done Britpop. They sound great live, too, and are well matched with Brooklyn band Spires tonight.

Brian Degraw, Rioux, Stephon Alexander, Archie Pelago, Dutch E Germ @ Baby's All Right
Tonight's Baby's show is a great showcase of the eccentric sounds of NYC's electronic scene. Gang Gang Dance's Brian Degraw headlines, and the show is also the album release party for Rioux and Stephon Alexander's collaborative LP Here Comes Now. The bill's rounded out by Mister Saturday Night associates Archie Pelago and Brian's former GGD bandmate Dutch E Germ.

Bad Rabbits, Kent Odessa, Johnny Stimson @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar offers weekends of local artisan shopping, gourmet eats, beer and wine, ping pong, black light minigolf and music all under one Greenpoint roof. Tonight is a lineup is headlined by Boston funk-rock combo Bad Rabbits.

Cassandra Wilson, Campbell Brothers @ Damrosch Bandshell
Part of Lincoln Center Out of Doors, this show features jazz vocal legend Cassandra Wilson, and steel guitar maestros the Campbell Brothers performing Coltrane's masterwork, A Love Supreme. Free.

Amanda X, Two Inch Astronaut, Wing Dam, Cousin Brian @ Death By Audio
Those who dig '90s style indie rock -- Tuscadero or Blake Babies for example -- will definitely dig Philly trio Amanda X whose new album does this very well. Also on the bill: quality Maryland post-hardcore outfit Two Inch Astronaut.

Full Moon Fest w/ Delorean, The Knocks, Claptone, The Aston Shuffle, Son Lux, Le Youth, Penguin Prison, Young & Sick, Chela, JDH & Dave P, Wave Racer, EMEFE, Panam Wedding @ Governors Island
The fourth annual Full Moon Fest goes down on Governors Island today with an electronic-oriented lineup of Balearic pop band Delorean, art pop musician Son Lux, indie-R&B band Young & Sick, Australian bass dropper Wave Racer and more.

Pictureplane, Octo Octa, Future Punx, Germans @ Palisades
Electronic artist and Brooklyn DIY mainstay, Picturelane, headlines this bill that also includes neo new wavers Future Punx.

Asian Dub Foundation, Taylor McFerrin @ Prospect Park Bandshell
The free Celebrate Brooklyn shows in Prospect Park continue tonight with long-running English electronica band Asian Dub Foundation and Brainfeeder's Taylor McFerrin.

Black Bananas, Shockwave Riderz @ South Street Seaport
This week's edition of Seaport Music Festival is the trippiest of the run with Black Bananas -- currently mixing electronics, garage rock and questionable pharmaceuticals -- and and the more straight-up garage of Shockwave Riderz.

Funky Meters, Gedeon Luke @ Brooklyn Bowl
Legendary New Orleans groove merchants Funky Meters are still going, and bring the dynamite tonight.

Jackson Browne, Jackshit @ City Winery
Currently touring amphitheaters with John Fogerty, songwriting and mellow '70s legend Jackson plays a much more intimate show tonight. Will he play "Lawyers in Love"?

Nellie McKay @ 54 Below
Charming singer-songwriter is at this supper club all week, debuting her new show, "A GIRL NAMED BILL: The Life and Times of Billy Tipton."

Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Thy Art Is Murder, Goatwhore, Origin, Decrepit Birth, Within the Ruins, Fallujah, Boreworm, ZFL (Zero for Life) @ Irving Plaza
This year's Summer's Laughter tour (I mean Summer Slaughter) is a bit less laughable than usual with notable sets from Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, Goatwhore and Origin.

The Zombies @ BB King Blues Club
The Zombies made some of the best and most influential baroque pop that there is with their 1968 album, Odyssey and Oracle and their early singles. Their tours today don't always include as much Odyssey material as we'd like, but they're still nothing short of a great time.

Blowfly, Runny, Citizen Blast Kane @ Grand Victory
Ah, the weird, weird world of Blowfly. Clarence Reid has had varied career, writing and producing for Sam & Dave, KC & the Sunshine Band, and Betty Wright. He's also released singles under his own name since 1963. But he's probably best known to the planet as Blowlfy, "the first dirty rapper" and a bizarro superhero that loves sex. Tonight should be...something.

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Old 97's at Webster Hall in 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Old 97's

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

Old 97's, Madison King @ Brooklyn Bowl
Alt-country veterans Old 97's put out their ninth album, Most Messed Up, this year and are spending plenty of time on the road in support of it. Tonight's their first of three NYC shows this week. They hit Brooklyn Bowl again tomorrow, followed by a free Lincoln Center Out of Doors show on Saturday, which is part of Americanafest.

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Robert Ellis @ Damrosch Bandshell
Americanafest kicks off today though, and its first show is with an even more-veteran country artist, Emmylou Harris, who has been at it since the late '60s and is still plenty active, last releasing Hard Bargain in 2011 on Nonesuch. Newer-comer Robert Ellis opens.

Ex-Breathers, Sneeze, Deism, Vulture Shit @ Death By Audio
Things will get loud at DbA tonight with hardcore from Florida's Ex-Breathers and Alabama's Deism, '90s alt-rock love from Massachusetts' Sneeze, and guitar-less punks Vulture Shit hold down the local representation on the bill.

Pawns, Violence @ Home Sweet Home
Gothy punks Pawns celebrate their release of their new 7" tonight at the weekly darkwave party Nothing Changes. Tonight also features a performance by Canadian electro group, Violence.

Omar Souleyman, Dutch E Germ, Michael Beharie @ Glasslands
Syrian pop singer Omar Souleyman has an exotic live show that you just have to see to believe, and is always sure to be a party. Former Gang Gang Dance member Dutch E Germ opens and is worth catching too. This show was rescheduled from June and is sold out.

Presidents of the United States of America, In the Whale @ Irving Plaza
The Presidents of the United States of America were well known in the '90s for quirky alt-rock hits like "Lump," "Peaches" and their cover of "Video Killed the Radio Star," but despite saying they'd be done making music in 2008, they returned this year with a new album. Some of it isn't too far removed from their more classic material and should sound great next to the old favorites tonight.

Summerscreen w/ Kleenex Girl Wonder, Tanks Amigo @ McCarren Park
Tonight's movie is the Coen Brothers' highly-quotable classic The Big Lebowski with an indiepop double bill opener. Bands start at 6 PM with the film at sundown. Free.

Caged Animals, Howth, Bueno, Parlor Walls @ Palisades
Caged Animals are back after a half-year hibernation and are clearly ready to start playing again, as this is their second show in as many nights. Expect new songs and positive vibes tonight.

Nels Cline Singers @ The Stone (Early and late show)
The Wilco member and all-around guitar-slinger is curating the shows this week at The Stone and performs tonight with his solo band, The Nels Cline Singers.

FKA twigs, P. Morris @ Webster Hall
FKA twigs built quite the buzz off a couple EPs last year that recalled late '90s trip-hop but sounded modern too. Next week we'll find out how the promise of those EPs resulted in her first full length album, but ahead of that she'll play a big sold out show at Webster Hall tonight.

KISS, Def Leppard, the Dead Daisies @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Rock and roll all night and get sugar poured on you (metaphorically) at Jones Beach tonight with two of hard rock's biggest bands ever.

Marshall Crenshaw, Maby, Pagano, York @ City Winery
Power Pop icon and former Beatlemania! touring musician Marshal Crenshaw will draw from 30+ years of songwriting at tonight's gig.

Charanjit Singh, Heems, The Kominas @ Baby's All Right
Billed as "Ten Ragas to a Rap Beat," Indian electronic music pioneer Singh and former Das Racist MC, Heems, will each do individual sets but promise a little collaboration too.

Prince Paul, Sammy Bananas, DJ Esquire, Killah Cam, DJ Rouge, Asher Nacht @ Marlin Room at Webster Hall
The art of DJing will be celebrated at Webster's Marlin Room tonight with hip hop veteran/De La Soul collaborator Prince Paul and Fool's Gold DJ Sammy Bananas co-headlining.

Whatever Dad, Baby Mollusk (and the Big Babies), Told Slant, Mitski @ Silent Barn
When Elaiza Santos isn't fronting the Run for Cover-signed chiptune band Crying, she makes her own music as Whatever, Dad which is more in the lo-fi bedroom folk realm. The rest of this bill is pretty much in that realm too, including Baby Mollusk (whose singer also fronts another, very different band: the hardcore band Nine of Swords), Told Slant (who we just caught with The Hotelier and Foxing), and Double Double Whammy-signed singer/songwriter Mitski.

Sole, DJ Pain 1, Pictureplane, Ceschi @ Glasslands
Sole has been at it for years with many releases on the Anticon label, making the kind of alternative hip hop that label is well known for. This year he put out Death Drive, a collaborative album with DJ Pain 1, and tonight the pair will team up at Glasslands. Pictureplane's dance music should be a nice primer to their set.

Sharkmuffin, Haybaby, It Looks Sad., Beiju @ Cake Shop
Two bands on this bill are especially of note, local garage rock trio Sharkmuffin and Charlotte, NC's It Looks Sad., who combine Beach Fossils-esque guitar leads with more emotive vocals.

Jesse Malin, The Wans, Metalleg @ Bowery Electric
D Generation's Jesse Malin isn't just Bowery Electric's owner, he's also an occasional performer. He plays tonight with superior local powerpop act Metalleg and The Wans.

Nellie McKay @ 54 Below
Charming singer-songwriter is at this supper club all week, debuting her new show, "A GIRL NAMED BILL: The Life and Times of Billy Tipton."

The Big Terrific Comedy Show @ Cameo Gallery
Max Silvestri hosts the free weekly comedy show in the back of Williamsburg's Lovin' Cup. No word on who's performing tonight, but Max usually lets us know via his Twitter.

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DOWNLOAD: Ought - Habit (MP3)


Montreal indie rockers Ought have been picking up some buzz for their debut album, More Than Any Other Day, which comes out this week (4/29) via Constellation Records (Godspeed You! Black Emperor). From the two songs that have been released from the album, "Habit" and "The Weather Song," it sounds like the guys in Ought may own a couple Talking Heads records. It also sounds a bit like the buzz bands of 2005, when bands like Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and Wilderness were making the blog rounds. You can hear those two tracks yourself, along with the album artwork and tracklist, below.

Ought also have some shows coming up, including two in NYC. They play their first-ever show here on Saturday (5/3) at Brooklyn Night Bazaar with an otherwise all-NYC lineup of Pictureplane, LODRO, Truthers and Bodyparts (which, like all BKNB shows, is free); and Rough Trade NYC on June 20 with The Yum Dee Days and Savants. Tickets for the Rough Trade show go on sale Friday (5/2) at noon.

All dates are listed, with those song streams and album info, below...

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Deafheaven at one of 285 Kent's last shows (more by PSquared)

As you probably know by now, Brooklyn DIY venue 285 Kent is closed for good. As the venue was hosting its final shows, Pitchfork filmed a documentary about the venue called "RIP 285 Kent." The description reads:

The film features interviews with the personalities that pushed 285 forward, including founder Todd P., booker/manager Ric Leichtung, and managers Kaitlin Browne and Siobhan McDonald, among others. It also includes discussion with local bookers Edan Wilber, John Jacobson, John Barclay, and Pitchfork photographer Erez Avissar, plus interview and performance footage from Deafheaven, Fucked Up, DIIV, Dan Deacon, Pictureplane, Lodro, Wolf Eyes, DUST, and more.
Check it out below...

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Mac DeMarco at FFF Fest 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)

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

Mac DeMarco @ Other Music
Get a sneak peak at Mac's new album, Salad Days, at this free acoustic in-store ahead of his two proper headlining shows. UPDATE: To attend, you had to pre-order the album through Other Music, and the venue is now at capacity.

The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, The Hotelier, Crying, Told Slant @ Suburbia
Brooklyn DIY spot Suburbia hosts an excellent double dose of emo tonight with multi-layered Connecticut collective TWIABP and Worcester, MA's emo/pop punk/post-hardcore blenders THe Hotelier. Local support comes from chiptune band Crying and bedroom indie rockers Told Slant. Suburbia is pretty tiny, so this is sure to be a pretty wild show.

Peach Kelli Pop, The Mystery Lights, Scully @ Don Pedro
Peach Kelli Pop (aka White Wires drummer Allie Hanlon's other band) make sugary bubblegum garage confections like on the band's new single. This is their second of two NYC shows.

North Highlands, Ablebody, Bennio Qwerty, Cowboy @ Glasslands
North Highlands are going their separate ways -- singer Brenda Malvani is leaving NYC -- but on good terms, playing one last show together. We'll miss ya, NH!

Typhoon, Lady Lamb The Beekeeper, Wild Ones @ Webster Hall
This is a pretty good triple bill with art pop ensemble Typhoon, the folky Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, and Typhoon's Portland neighbors Wild Ones.

Tiger & Woods, Poolside (DJ Set), DJ Spun @ Output
Electronic duo Tiger & Woods return to NYC for Output's weekly INPUT party, and dancey duo Poolside are on the bill DJing as well.

Allah-Las, Spires, The Black Hollies @ Rough Trade
Los Angeles band Allah-Las look and sound like they're from 1966, making sweet 12-string jangly pop. This is a rescheduled show from December and a one-off for the band.

Rakim @ SOB's
Rakim still plays his hometown a good amount, and tonight's another good opportunity to catch the legendary rapper.

JD Samson & MEN @ The Jewish Museum
The Jewish Museum's Wind Up series continues tonight with a live set from ex-Le Tigre member JD Samson's band MEN. There will also be "interactive art making activities, tours of the new exhibition Other Primary Structures, and an open bar with beer and wine."

Svper, Arm Candy, Blizzard Babies @ Silent Barn
Barcelona duo SVPER make motorik synthpop that sounds a bit like Broadcast's Trish Keenan fronting "Electricity"-era Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark.

The So So Glos, Heeney, Pictureplane DJ set, Tony Quattro DJ set, Nick Gazin DJ set @ The Flat
Mishka is celebrating the 5-year anniversary of its flagship store (350 Broadway in Brooklyn) tonight with an in-store reception from 7 to 10 PM, and after that there's an afterparty at The Flat with local rock bands The So So Glos and Heeney, plus numerous DJs.

Hiro Kone, Dutch E Germ, Drew McDowall, Soren @ Baby's All Right
NYC electronic musician Hiro Kone celebrates his new album tonight at Baby's All Right with support from ex-Gang Gang Dance member Dutch E Germ and others.

The xx @ Park Avenue Armory
The xx continue their run of 25 shows at the Park Avenue Armory which run through March 29. Each show is extremely intimate (holds 40 people) and very sold out.

Joe Mande, Wyatt Cenac, Max Silvestri @ The Bell House
The very funny Joe Mande left NYC to live in LA a few years ago, but tonight he'll be back on his #BITCHFACE tour, and solid support comes from current NYC residents Wyatt Cenac and Max Silvestri.

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

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Mas Ysa / Pictureplane at Glasslands - 2/10/14

A bunch of different members of NYC's electronic pop scene came together for a show at Glasslands last night (2/10) with Mas Ysa (celebrating his new Worth EP), Pictureplane, Teengirl Fantasy's Logan Takahashi playing a duo set with Dutch E Germ, and Michael Beharie. Pictures of the show are in this post.

They continue, along with a stream of "Shame" from Mas Ysa's new EP, below...

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The Marked Men at Chaos in Tejas 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Marked Men

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

The Marked Men, Future Punx, Tenement @ Saint Vitus
Denton garage punk greats The Marked Men aren't the most active band -- their last record came out in 2009 and the members have been spending a lot of time in side projects. They also haven't played NYC in eight years but that changes this weekend with three shows in two days at Saint Vitus. This is the first, and if you're going don't miss likeminded punks Tenement who are pretty undeniable live or Future Punx, the new project from ex-Fergus & Geronimo member Jason Kelly.

Mission of Burma @ The Bell House
One of the most influential American indie/punk bands of the '80s (Signals, Calls, and Marches and Vs. are stone-cold classics), the band continue their mission (sorry) today with strident vigor. They're still great.

Speedy Ortiz, Krill, Odonis Odonis, Heeney, Infinity Girl @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
It's another night of free music and (not free) food, drinks and games at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar with always-impressive indie rockers Speedy Ortiz, the slightly quirkier Krill, dark Toronto rockers Odonis Odonis and more.

Mutual Benefit, Leapling @ Mercury Lounge
Mutual Benefit quickly picked up buzz towards the end of last year for their sound which came pretty fully realized (comparisons include Sufjan and The Antlers). Tonight's their first of two NYC shows this week.

Laura Stevenson, Shellshag, Upset, Nude Beach, Worriers @ MHOW
It's the second night of the three-night Don Giovanni Brooklyn showcase with a typically excellent lineup featuring the biting pop punk of Worriers (Lauren Measure's new band), the scrappy power pop of Nude Beach, the poppy punk (but not pop punk) of Upset (mems Vivian Girls/Hole), eccentric duo Shellshag, and singer/songwriter Laura Stevenson.

John Talabot DJ set, Shit Robot DJ set @ SRB Brooklyn
Barcelona producer John Talabot and DFA producer Shit Robot both have solid recorded output, and from the sounds of mixes they've done they have pretty good record collections too, so they should be able to keep the place dancing when they DJ tonight.

Egyptrixx, Sinden, Judge Wise @ Glasslands
Toronto's Egyptrixx brings his atmospheric, spacey electronic music to Glasslands. This show was supposed to happen on January 3 but was rescheduled due to weather to tonight.

Pilot to Gunner, All Eyes West, Easy Creatures @ Cake Shop
Early 2000s-era post-hardcore-leaning indie rockers Pilot to Gunner were quiet for a while but they recently became more active once again, following the release of 2012's Guilty Guilty, their first album since 2004. If you're going to tonight's show, Chicago's All Eyes West are wortch catching too.

+/- {Plus Minus}, Heaven @ Mercury Lounge
+/- went away for a while but they're back again with a new album that puts you right back in the mid-2000s. It's all good stuff, and tonight should be a pretty good show. Openers Heaven include members that have played with Dean & Britta, Swervedriver, The Big Sleep and others.

DIIV DJ set, Pizza Underground, Mykki Blanco, Devendra Banhart DJ set, Exitmusic DJ set, Frances Rose, Shining Mirrors, Lewis Lazar & more @ The Paper Box
There's tons of music and non-music at this multimedia show. Notably it's another chance to see rapper Mykki Blanco who is always a great time live... and hear pizza-themed version of Velvet Underground/Lou Reed songs (the way they were always meant to be heard) courtesy of Macaulay Culkin's band Pizza Underground.

Lanterns on the Lake, Jesse Woods, Juniore, Andy Shauf @ Baby's All Right
This UK group make ethereal, widescreen rock that works dynamics hard, soaring one moment, swooping the next. Sigur Ros or Explosions in the Sky are good touchstones, but Lanterns on the Lake are doing their own thing. This is their second of two NYC shows this week.

Ben Browning of Cut Copy DJ set, Joel Ford DJ set, Napolian DJ set @ Cameo Gallery
There was a time when Cut Copy where as known for their remix/DJ skills as they were for their own songs, and Browning clearly knows how to work a dancefloor. Joel Ford ain't no slouch, either.

San Fermin, Son Lux @ Bowery Ballroom
The project of Nico Muhly associate Ellis Ludwig-Leone, orch-pop collective San Fermin released their swoony self-titled debut last year, that falls somewhere between Dirty Projects and the soundtrack to RENT. Tonight's show is sold out.

Lord Huron, Night Moves @ Terminal 5
Lord Huron is making much poppier folk than the freak folk-leanings of his early career which has him in increasingly larger venues like tonight's Terminal 5.

Daniel Francis Doyle, Sundelles, Psychic Book Club, Final Bloom @ Death By Audio
Quirky Austin songwriter Daniel Francis Doyle (listen to some songs here) headlines this show that also features underrated locals Sundelles.

Pictureplane, Skin Town, DJ Dog Sick, Skull Katalog, Chez Deep, Cunt Mafia @ Trans Pecos
NYC partystarter Pictureplane films a music video at Todd P's new venue Trans Pecos (915 Wyckoff Ave, aka the old Silent Barn space) tonight with a ton of other friends on the bill, including genre-bender DJ Dog Dick.

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Rhett Miller is playing City Winery on March 3. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Flight Facilities are playing Highline Ballroom on April 10. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Suzanne Vega is playing The Bell House on May 2 and City Winery on May 4. Tickets for the City Winery show go on sale today at noon. Tickets for the Bell House are on sale too.

William Fitzsimmons and Leif Vollebekk are playing Littlefield on April 15. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Ikonika is playing Cameo Gallery on March 15 with Doctor Jeep and a special guest. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Mas Ysa and Pictureplane are playing at Glasslands on February 10 with Logan Takahashi and Dutch E Germ. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Tickets for the DIIV, Guards and Twin Shadow (DJ) show at Irving Plaza as part of Painted BLACK are on sale now.

Tickets for the Deefhoof show at Le Poisson Rouge are on sale now.

Tickets for the Trust show at Le Poisson Rouge are on sale now.

Tickets for the Taking Back Sunday show at Best Buy Theater go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for recently-added Allman Brothers shows at Beacon Theatre go on sale today at 10 AM.

Elvis Costello & The Roots, Schoolboy Q, Juicy J, Ghost, Pet Shop Boys, Foals, SOHN, Roseanne Cash & more tickets go on sale today too.

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

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(via @extrablurry)

The Allman Brothers are returning to Beacon Theatre for another multi-night run at the venue from March 7 to 22. Tickets to those shows go on sale Friday, January 10 at 10 AM, and there's a couple ongoing presales right now.

The Hood Internet, Pictureplane and Bearstronaut are playing a free Converse Rubber Tracks Live show at Glasslands on January 16. It's free, but you do need tickets, which are on "sale" now.

'60s-era cult guitar hero Peter Walker, who we recently profiled, is playing Baby's All Right on February 6. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Scott Simon's Wonderful Town takes place at The Bell House on January 22 with Eugene Mirman, Nellie McKay, Polkabjorn & Kleine Heine, Nore Davis, and Mars mission specialists Jane Poynter & Tabor MacCallum. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Assuming the weather allows it too, the 8th Annual 50 FIrst Jokes, hosted by John F. O'Donnell, takes place at The Bell House tonight (1/3). Tickets are available.

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

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Dom in his DOM days, Brooklyn Night Bazaar 2011 (more by Erik Erikson)
Kiss 1O8

Sometime this year DOM ceased functioning as a band and Dom, the frontman, is now recording music under the moniker Kiss 1O8. Why the name change? He recently talked about it to Exclaim:

I chose the name Kiss 1O8 after Kiss 108 FM, a pop radio station I used to listen to as a kid. That and 108 is a sacred number in some cultures, as it represents one, nothing and everything. When I hear 'Stargate,' I don't immediately think of the '90s sci-fi soap, I think of two bald men from Norway. To be honest, I don't really care what Ryan Seacrest or anybody else thinks about it.
The name change also marks a radical shift in musical styles, saying Kiss 1O8 is "more like Streets of Rage versus S Club 7, on some maximalist level." You'll be able to hear that for yourself when Dom releases Kiss 1O8's debut, HYPERFANTASY XL LP, on Halloween (10/31). You can stream a track from it below.

There's a listening party for the record happening before that at Le Poisson Rouge on October 29 featuring DJ sets from Kiss 1O8, Pictureplane, Ollie Sabin (Unicorn Kid), Devin Perez (DIIV), John Rambo and "Super Secret Guest TBA." The listening party is free but you do need to RSVP by sending an email to RSVP@newtownradio.com.

Flyer for the show and the track stream below...

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BRMC @ T5 earlier this year (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)

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

Buke and Gase, Patrick Higgins, Mivos Quartet @ Le Poisson Rouge
Experimental pop duo Buke & Gase make their own instruments (bass/uke and guitar/bass, get it?) and they also make some really interesting sounds with them. They headline this bill at LPR tonight, which doubles as a release party for the new Patrick Higgins double-LP.

The New Yorker Festival
The annual compendium of erudite discussions and other fun stuff starts tonight. You might consider checking out the talk with Boardwalk Empire star, Deerhoof fan and generally intense dude Michael Shannon who will also perform with his indie rock band Corporal.

California X, Turnip King, Body Parts, Total Slacker (DJ Set) @ 285 Kent Avenue
Equal parts sludge, punk, and indie rock, Amherst's California X simply rock, and as great as their record is, they're a band you really have to see live. Long Island indie rock traditionalists Turnip King open and they're worth catching too.

What Cheer? Brigade, Ski Lodge, Caged Animals @ Cheap Storage
Go for the very catchy indie pop sounds of Ski Lodge and Caged Animals, stay for Providence, RI's 19-piece brass band What Cheer?

Oneida, Dump @ Glasslands
Brooklyn stalwarts Oneida are always worth seeing, and tonight is with Dump (aka James McNew of Yo La Tengo).

Ken Vandermark, Nate Wooley, Jacques Demierre & Vincent Barras @ Issue Project Room
PR continues its 10-year Anniversary tonight with Chicago Saxophonist/composer Ken Vandermark and New York trumpet stalwart Nate Wooley.

Porcelain Raft, Sarah Neufeld @ Mercury Lounge
Arcade Fire and Belle Orchestre violinist Sarah Neufeld released her new album of instrumental compositions, Hero Brother, and will be playing selections from that tonight.

Massive Attack V Adam Curtis @ Park Avenue Armory
Trip hop pioneers Massive Attack have collaborated with filmmaker Adam Curtis for this thought-provoking sensory overload. Reggae legend Horace Andy and Cocteau Twins vocalist Liz Fraser add to the experience. Just don't expect a traditional concert. Tonight's the final night, sold out.

Blondie, X @ Roseland Ballroom
These two classic punk bands have been on tour together for a while, and tonight they pass through Blondie's hometown for a Roseland Ballroom show. Blondie have a new record on the way, so expect some stuff from that, in addition to tons of classics.

Dan Friel, Bambara, Psychic Blood, Bennio Qwerty @ Shea Stadium
Brooklyn's Bambara get loud, and they're about to head out on a European tour with a couple likeminded bands (A Place to Bury Strangers, METZ) but before that they play one last hometown show at Shea tonight. Also on the bill are Brooklyn's Bennio Qwerty and Mass' Psychic Blood, who have a similar taste for loud, raging rock, and ex-Parts & Labor member Dan Friel.

Pictureplane @ Mishka Store (350 Broadway)
He opens for Girl Talk Saturday at Brooklyn Bowl, but you can catch Travis Egedy even sooner and for free in a store this early evening (the event runs 7-10pm)

Fountains of Wayne, Soul Asylum, Evan Dando @ The Space at Westbury
This is the first show for Bowery Presents' latest venue, The Space at Westbury, and features a nostalgic '90s evening of alt-rock favorites.

Dave Hill (via his @instagram)
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Todd Barry, Dave Hill, Valley Lodge, Walter Schreifels, Brooke Van Poppelen, T. Berry @ Union Hall
Dave Hill pulls double duty tonight as host and leader of house band Valley Lodge at this evening of "comedy, music and gunplay." Todd Barry and Walter Schreifels (Quicksand, etc) are among the guests. Tickets are still available.

Screening of 'Nightclubbing' w/ Emily Armstrong & Pat Ivers @ The Newsroom

In the summer of 1975 on New York's Lower East Side, Pat Ivers and a group of like-minded videographers with borrowed cameras set out to capture as much of New York City's exploding punk music scene as possible. After an early disbanding of the original group, Ivers found a sole partner in Emily Armstrong and the two continued the project for a total of five years, capturing legendary performances at CBGB's, Mudd Club, Danceteria and elsewhere by iconic bands and artists such as Iggy Pop, Dead Boys, The Cramps and more. Ivers and Armstong continued filming until a 1980 arrest, along with the entire staff of the illegally operated Danceteria, convinced them to stop (the pair were quickly exonerated and freed).
The filmmakers screen archive excerpts and talk with Richard Boch (Mudd Club) and Pat Irwin (Raybeats, B52's). 7PM.

Ceramic Dog (w/ Marc Ribot) @ Union Pool
Marc Ribot is a man of many projects. He's a well-known Tom Waits collaborator, and lately he's been doing some gigs with John Zorn. Tonight he takes his power trio Ceramic Dog to Union Pool.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Restavrant @ Warsaw
Denim, leather, garagey riffs and sneery attitude is what's in store tonight with BRMC.

Herbie Hancock @ The Capitol Theatre
Jazz/fusion legend Herbie Hancock has been a master of the keys for decades, and he's got plenty of great diverse material to pull from, making this NYC-area show a sure-to-be interesting night.

Steely Dan @ Beacon Theatre
Donald Fagen and Walter Becker continue their seven-night run at Beacon, and tonight they'll be performing their 1980 album, Gaucho, in full plus "selected hits."

Foster Care, Teenager, Raccoon Fighter, Slothbear @ Cake Shop
One of NYC's best garage punk bands, Foster Care headline this show tonight but don't miss Toronto's awesome Teenanger who have previously toured with METZ.

Weird Owl, Ancient Sky, The Nuclears @ Death By Audio
NYC psych band Weird Owl are set to pop out their new album, Healing, via TeePee records and tonight's the record release show. Just know that whenever you tell someone you're going to see Weird Owl, expect "Eat It" or "Like a Surgeon" jokes.

Dita Von Teese @ The Gramercy Theatre
Burlesque superstar Dita Von Teese concludes her four-night run at Gramercy.

Emiliana Torrini @ Apple Store SoHo
Emiliana Torrino, whose new album Tookah is out via Rough Trade, makes a somewhat random and rare appearance at the Apple Store today at 8pm.

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

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Girl Talk @ SS Coachella (more by Greg Cristman)
Girl Talk

Girl Talk, who was supposed to be at Rock The Bells, just announced a last minute show happening at Brooklyn Bowl this Saturday night (10/5/13). Pictureplane is opening and tickets are on sale now.

Girl Talk then plays the Index Festival in Dallas before returning to Texas for a big New Year's Eve show in Houston:

Free Press Houston and Pegstar.net Presents, the team that brings you Free Press Summer Festival every year, announce: FPH NYE 2013 at downtown's Sam Houston Park, just next door to Eleanor Tinsley Park.

Houston, you asked for a winter event and we heard you. We've taken the wildly popular FPH NYE, now in its 6th year, and moved it outdoors to the super-sexy, newly renovated Sam Houston Park in downtown, adjacent to Eleanor Tinsley Park, along Lamar/Allen Parkway.

It will be a Mega Super Deluxe Mega ringing in of NYE with veteran FPSF headliner Girl Talk, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, along with Big Freedia, Quintron and Miss Pussycat, Lance Herbstrong, Drrrty Poonjabi, Grandfather Child, The Beans, Depressed Mode, Josiah Gabriel, DJ Fredster, and G. Wizz.

Enjoy rad local food and an interactive light and projection show

Sam Houston Park
1000 Bagby St. at Allen Parkway, Houston, Texas 77002

Doors at 4 • Get your tickets now at fphnye.com


Pictureplane meanwhile plays the Mishka store in Brooklyn tomorrow (10/4), also has a Halloween show scheduled in Chicago.

All Girl Talk and Pictureplane dates listed below...

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