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by Andrew Sacher

B L A C K I E (via)
B L A C K I E All Caps With Spaces

Houston rapper B L A C K I E (all caps with spaces) has releases dating back ten years, and his newest came out last week. It's a two-song 7" that has a collaboration with Stony Hawk and another with SVNS, and it's up the same alley of experimental music that he's been perfecting for the past decade. It blurs the lines between hardcore and abstract rap, and has as much an interest in noise and industrial as it does in hip hop. If you listen to Yeezus, Death Grips or Run The Jewels and not B L A C K I E, you should probably change that. Stream the new 7" below and keep your eyes peeled for his upcoming album.

B L A C K I E is on tour now, and, landing in NYC this weekend for a show on Sunday (11/8) at Trans-Pecos with Juiceboxxx, Show Me The Body and Dreamcrusher. That bill makes a lot of sense. Juiceboxxx is trying to bring back rap rock (and also has some noise elements), Show Me The Body are sort of a punk band but they've collaborated with rappers, and Dreamcrusher makes seriously confrontational noise (he calls it "nihilist queer revolt musik"). Tickets for the show are on sale now.

Dreamcrusher plays that same venue a day earlier, opening the Wolf Eyes release party with Yellow Tears. He has several other NYC shows after that. Tickets for all of them are here.

B L A C K I E also plans to return to NYC for a TBA show on January 9. All dates are listed, with music from everyone on the Trans-Pecos show, below...

Continue reading "B L A C K I E streaming new 7", on tour, playing NYC Sunday with Juiceboxxx, Show Me The Body & Dreamcrusher"

dog as Pizza Rat at Tompkins Square Park Halloween dog parade (via @jillathrilla)
Pizza Rat

As you surely know, Halloween is Saturday (though judging from the amount of people dressed up last weekend, some people may have been confused) and there is no shortage of spooky things to do. The extravaganza that is NYC's annual Village Halloween Parade happens on Saturday on 6th Avenue from just North of Spring Street to 16th Street and lasts from 7 PM - 10:30 PM. This year's theme is "Shine a Light" and you can be in it.

There are also loads of shows to go see on Halloween, including Flipper (with David Yow) at House of Vans, Wax Idols at Saint Vitus, Fred & Toody at Union Pool, The Orwells with just-added Twin Peaks and Shark? at Music Hall of Williamsburg, Joanna Gruesome, Aye Nako and more at Shea Stadium, Skrillex on the Pier of Fear (aka Pier 94), Murphy's Law at Bowery Electric, Ringo Starr at Kings Theatre, the big show at MSG with Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann with John Mayer and more (or the other Dead member Phil Lesh just outside of NYC)... and many other show options.

If you wanna get an early start on the spooky action, there's a Cramps tribute happening at Bowery Electric on Thursday (10/29) featuring a whole bunch of cool people: Bob Bert (Sonic Youth/Pussy Galore), Mick Collins (Dirtbombs/Gories), Jon Spencer (JSBX/Heavy Trash), Palmyra Delran (The Friggs), Sophia Urista (The Veevees), Robert Gordon, Cristina Martinez and Hollis Queens (Boss Hog), Jack Ridley (Threats/Drowners), Peter Aaron (Chrome Cranks), Peter Zaremba (Fleshtones), Miss Guy (Toilet Boys), Michael Cummings (Skaters), Mike Edison (Raunch Hands), Pat Phillips (Honduras), Cynthia Ross (New York Junk) plus DJs Jonathan Toubin and Alix Brown. Tickets are on sale.

Speaking of Toubin, his annual "Monster Mash" and "Haunted Hop" parties happens this year on Saturday at Secret Project Robot and features a host of current NYC bands covering classic NYC bands. Details still to be revealed but it's $10 with costume and $20 without and flyer is below. Also below: Toubin's 2015 Halloween mix.

Other shows: World Inferno Friendship Society will play their annual Hollowmass party at Warsaw on Halloween. These shows are spectacles, often involving elaborate set-pieces, fire-breathing, marching bands and more. Karla Rose and the Thorns, and Vic Thrill also play and tickets are on sale.

DFA Records are throwing a Halloween Party at Palisades on Saturday with Container, Guerilla Toss, Ciarra Black, Pill, Malory, PC Worship, Larry Gus, and Show Me The Body. Tickets are on sale now. And Wolf + Lamb, Mike Simonetti, and Paul Raffaele will be spinning at Bed Stuy's Sugarhill Disco Club on Saturday (tickets).

Cameo Gallery, which closes in less than a month, is throwing a "Cameoween" party on Saturday night featuring a live performance by Le1f, DJ sets from Neon Indian and Ssion and karaoke hosted by Samantha Urbani. This is a FREE party and starts at midnight.

Halloween is also the time for cover shows, where bands play as another, usually more famous band. At Alphaville on Friday (10/30) you can catch Dances as T.Rex, Jangula as David Bowie, Heliotropes as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Piers as Fleetwood Mac, and Stringer (mems of Heeney) as The Smiths. That show is $8 at the door. Also on Friday at Union Pool, Motion Studies will perform as Hall & Oates with Fielded (apparently just being themselves as Kate Bush) also on the bill. That's a free show.

For something more emo on Friday, Washed Up Emo and Bye Week Productions are presenting cover sets of Saves the Day (Stay What You Are in full), The Get Up Kids, Weezer and Guided by Voices at Bar Matchless (10/30). We don't know who all the performers are, but the STD and TGUK sets feature members of Field Mouse (advance tix sold out, but some will be available at doors).

At Cake Shop on Halloween you can see Parlor Walls as Wire, Stringer doing The Smiths again, Dirty Dishes as Stone Temple Pilots, Death to Slater as Bruce Springsteen's 2 Piece Band, The Regrets as Blondie, Hellbirds as The Ramones, and Oh Golly as Violent Femmes (tickets). Following that there's a free dance party featuring exclusively Girl Talk songs...and lasers (free).

Over at Silent Barn on Saturday they'll have Delicate Steve (as Smashing Pumpkins), Celestial Shore (as The Ramones), Very Fresh (as Alanis Morrissette), and Dear Leader doing something they're calling "TRL 1999 w/ Carson Daly." Tickets are on sale and day-of it's $10 at the door with costume or $12 without.

And at Baby's All Right on Halloween you can see "the world's drunkest tribute to Guns 'N Roses," Mr. Brownstone playing a midnight show (tickets).

For those who want another chance to dress up their pooches like Pizza Rat or Bagel Pigeon or whatever, there's "Pawfest" at Riis Park Beach Bazaar on Saturday afternoon. It starts at noon, is free, and will also feature live performances from The Supertones, The Shipwrecks and The Flesh. Flyer for that is below.

And if you don't mind traveling outside the city just a bit on Halloween, there's Screaming Females as X at Asbury Park's Convention Hell with members of Bouncing Souls and The Parlor Mob covering Hall & Oates, and more; Cypress Hill play The Stony Pony; The Darkness play The Paramount in Huntington, NY; and Sufjan Stevens will be in Jersey City. And that aforementioned Phil Lesh show at The Cap.

What else?

Continue reading "2015 Village Halloween Parade, World Inferno Friendship Society, cover shows & more NYC Halloween options"

photo: Riis Park Beach Bazaar in August (more by Mimi Hong)
Riis Park Beach Bazaar

Riis Park Beach Bazaar has been hosting free shows right on the water at Rockaway Beach every weekend all summer, and they'll continue to do so through the end of September. We just mentioned one of them, the So So Glos / Nude Beach / Mannequin Pussy / Big Eyes / etc show happening 9/27, and here are more highlights:

The day before the Nude Beach show is Perfect Pussy (who also play CMJ) with Show Me The Body, Guerilla Toss, Pawns and Ghost Dads.

Sooner than that though, there's two good shows this weekend: Long-running post-hardcore/indie rock band The Forms headline on Saturday (9/12) with Salt Cathedral, Tomboy and Nicholas Nicholas. Then on Sunday (9/13) it's the collaborative project from Jeff Rosenstock and Chris Farren, Antarctigo Vespucci, with support from Spraynard, The Weaks, Hiccup (members of The Chris Gethard Show house band) and Adult Mom.

Again, all shows are free. Full upcoming schedule below...

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by Andrew Sacher


What does OSHUN mean?

Oshun is a Yoruba deity--a West African, traditional deity. She's a goddess, and she governs over sweet waters. She's basically the mother of love, fertility, wealth, and diplomacy. At the time that we decided to come together, her energy was just very present. It was primarily Niambi's idea because she had more knowledge on Oshun, but we both felt her energy and felt moved to dedicate the music to her and all of Yoruba culture.

How would you describe your sound?

T: Incense burning in water. Even though the flame should go out in the water, it doesn't for whatever reason. We definitely have coined our own genre, which we call "Iya-Sol." "Iya" is a Yoruba term meaning priestess, teacher, or mother, and "Sol" meaning your literal soul, soul music, or the sun--the sun being the source of everything.

N: I think "Iya-Sol" is really specific to the sound. I think that we're most closely related to R&B and hip-hop, but we also have a lot in common with gospel music, as far as the message and the content. Even though our music isn't always about God, everything still has that connection. There's always a problem and a solution. [Complex interview with Oshun]

Oshun is the duo of Thandiwe and Niambi Sala, who (as they say in the above-quoted interview) have a sound pulling from R&B, hip hop, and gospel. Or as they succinctly put it on Facebook, "Floetry meets Lauryn Hill meets Chief Keef." The first thing you'll notice about Oshun's music though, is the political message and cultural pride. We're currently living in a time where the Black Lives Matter movement is increasingly prevalent, and more and more musicians are making excellent records with the movement's goals in mind. Kendrick Lamar and Vince Staples did so on major label albums this year, and Oshun did on their recent ASASE YAA mixtape.

They open the mixtape with the spiritual slave song "Wade In The Water," only to be interrupted by an angry white man's voice yelling to stop singing and get back to work. Triumphant horns follow, the beat drops, and Thandiwe and Niambi Sala introduce their "Iya-Sol" with the defiant lead song "PREEECH." Throughout the mixtape, they blend boom bap-style production with modern sounds, and transition seamlessly from neo-soul cooing to rapping. The whole thing sounds like the work of two seasoned musicians, not the first mixtape from a duo who's still in college. Listen for yourself by streaming it below or downloading it for free at DatPiff.

Oshun have two shows coming up at the moment, both in NYC. The first is this Saturday (6/27) at C'mon Everybody (325 Franklin Ave in Brooklyn) with Princess Nokia and Mal Devisa (tickets). Then in July they play a multi-genre bill at Palisades (7/10) with I.O.D., Show Me The Body and Salomon Faye (tickets).

Mixtape stream below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Dope Body

Baltimore noisemakers Dope Body are releasing the followup to last year's Lifer with the new album Kunk on August 28 via Drag City. First single "Old Grey" has all the noise and discordance you expect from Dope Body with a thudding Big Black-esque rhythm section. Listen below.

Dope Body are going on an extensive European tour after the album comes out, but before that they'll play their first NYC show of 2015 on Saturday (6/27) at Aviv. That show is with Show Me The Body, Banned Books and Dadras. Tickets are on sale now.

Aviv show flyer, list of tour dates, and new song stream, below...

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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)"


Brooklyn's annual Gigawatts Festival returns this year with a lineup that's bigger and more impressive than ever. The fest happens July 24-26 at The Wick & The Well, and artists playing include Black Lips, Braid, A Place to Bury Strangers, Liturgy, Swearin', Beach Slang, Cheap Girls, Chumped, Anamanaguchi, Pile, Ava Luna, Cerebral Ballzy, Amanda X, Potty Mouth, Mannequin Pussy, Heaven's Gate, Honduras, Laura Stevenson, Dan Friel and still more.

Tickets go on sale Friday (5/15) at 10 AM with a pre-sale starting today (5/13) at noon. To get tickets in the presale, use the password: savetheclocktower.

Check out the full day-by-day lineups below...

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Tickets for the Jim Gaffigan show at MSG go on fan presale today at 10AM (password: JIM).

Tickets for the Ride show at Irving Plaza go on presale today at 10AM (password: SPEAKERS). Their T5 and MHOW shows are sold out.

Tickets for the Desaparecidos show at Rough Trade go on AmEx presale today at noon. No presale for the Shea show.

Tickets for the Archers of Loaf show at MHOW go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Mekons shows at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon. No presale for the Jalopy Theatre show.

Tickets for the They Might Be Giants added shows at MHOW go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Free tickets for the Wild Nothing show at MHOW can be claimed starting today noon.

Pile, The Austerity Program and Couch Slut are playing The Bell House on July 3. Tickets are on sale now.

Antwon, Wiki and Show Me the Body are playing Elvis Guesthouse on May 9. Tickets are on sale now.

Tickets for the Girl Band show at Rough Trade go on AmEx presale today at noon. Their Northside shows with Viet Cong at MHOW are sold out but you can try to get in with a Northside badge.

Tickets for the Ducktails show at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Great Lake Swimmers show at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Street Dogs and Interrupters show at Webster Hall are still available.

Tickets for the Banks/St. Lucia show at Webster Hall go on sale today at noon.

Little Boots is playing Bowery Ballroom on July 23. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon. General on-sale starts Friday (5/8) at noon.

Lianne La Havas is playing Bowery Ballroom on July 9. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon. General on-sale starts Friday (5/8) at noon.

The upcoming Perfect Pussy and Priests shows at Brooklyn Night Bazaar are free, but you can also purchase the $35 Ultimate Pass which "provides you and a friend with expedited entry to skip the line, and four beers," as well as dinner for two, a free game of mini golf or table tennis, and more.

Drowners, July Talk and Slothrust are playing Brooklyn Bowl on May 19. Tickets are on sale now.

The doNYC/Jack Daniel's Signature Blend series of free shows continues tonight (5/6) at Webster Hall's Marlin Room with Spirit Animal, Coastgaard, High Waisted, and a DJ set by Dirty Looks (RSVP); and May 14 at Brooklyn Night Bazaar with Skaters, Team Spirit, The Bergamot, and a DJ set by Justin Miller (RSVP).

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

Browse our NYC Concert Calendar for shows happening today and every day - comedy shows, heavy metal concerts (courtesy of our heavy metal blog), and free shows included.

by Andrew Sacher

photo: Cities Aviv at Palisades in 2014 (more by Jae S. Kim)
Cities Aviv

Rap weirdo Cities Aviv has a new single out, "Neutralizer" / "Graced and Blessed," on which he continues to push the genre's boundaries. Even in a world with Yeezus and Death Grips, this is pretty out-there stuff -- experimental electronic music (WGM produced) takes the place of anything you'd traditionally call a "hip hop beat" and Cities' delivery is raw, unique, and doesn't succumb to any major rap trends, past or present. Listen below.

Cities Aviv has two very cool and very different NYC shows coming up. The first is a Palisades show on May 2 with hardcore band Sick Feeling (no strangers to shows with rappers) and Show Me the Body. That's a late show, starting at midnight, and tickets are on sale.

Later that month, he plays a much bigger show at Webster Hall on May 23 which is the Boysnoize Records 10th anniversary and stacked with electronic artists, including label head Boys Noize, Ed Banger vet Mr. Oizo, Boys Noize & Mr. Oizo's collaborative project Handbraekes, LA's Salva, Baltimore party-starter Spank Rock, producer and Beyonce/Diplo video director Lil Internet, and SCNTST b2b Pilo. Tickets for that one are on sale now too.

Boys Noize also has a ton of other tour dates, which are listed, along with the new Cities Aviv single and a Handbraekes song, below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Soda Bomb

Long Island's Soda Bomb already put out the video for "Brainbuster" from their upcoming Wanna Jam? LP (due 4/7 via Broken World), and we've now got the premiere of another track, "Grump." Like the last single, it's crunchy power pop that fans of Wavves and Weezer will likely dig. You can stream it below. If you like what you hear, you can pre-order the LP.

Soda Bomb played Brooklyn's Shea Stadium last night (3/25 -- if you went, how was it?) and they have more dates coming up too. Those include Long Island's sold-out Spring Mixtape Fest on Saturday (3/28) with Title Fight and more, and Brooklyn's Aviv on April 3 with Vulture Shit, Show Me The Body, Flagland, Death Vacation, Nonsense and Huffers.

Later on in April, they'll tour with Mumblr, and that includes a Brooklyn stop on April 24 at Emerson House. The next day they play the sold-out Broken World Fest with TWIABP, Empire! Empire! and more.

All dates are listed, with the new song, below...

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oh no!

Here's a familiar story: Spanish band Hinds are having some minor visa problems, which means they won't be in the country in time for what was to have been their US debut at Baby's All Right on Friday (3/13). They write:

bad news guys. tomorrow show at Baby's alright in Brooklyn is cancelled.

we are stuck in Madrid cause the US Embassy has our passports, which means that we couldn't fly yesterday to NY as planned.

we are so so so so sorry guys... we know there are more than 150 tickets already paid. we've been working in this visas-burocratic mess for the last three months but the process got stuck in this last step, out of our hands.

Bummer! Hinds will now play Baby's All Right on April 1 (doors at 11 PM) with The Yetis. Tickets are on sale now, and previously purchased tickets will be honored for the new date. Hinds also play Mercury Lounge on March 31 and tickets are still available for that show too.

UPDATE: Hinds' visas got approved and they're flying in Saturday, and have been added to Palma Violets' show Saturday night (3/14) with Show Me the Body and Sunflower Bean playing too. It's sold out but if you're going, get there in time to catch Hinds.

You can catch Hinds in Austin for SXSW too, so look out for them if you're going next week. All dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Hinds delay visit, postpone Friday's Baby's show till after SXSW but added to Palma Violets at Shea (updated dates)"

by Andrew Sacher

photo by Vincent Rizzotti
Soda Bomb

Long Island fuzz punks Soda Bomb have a new LP on the way titled Wanna Jam? due out April 7 via Derrick from TWIABP's label Broken World Media. We've got the premiere of the video for "Brainbuster" (shot & edited by Colin Bonilla), a catchy blast of slacker/stoner lo-fi that fans of Wavves should definitely check out. Watch, and see the album artwork and tracklist, below.

Soda Bomb have a handful of shows in their hometown area coming up too. The first is a free show this weekend at Brooklyn Night Bazaar on Friday (2/27) with Have Mercy, Banquets, Republic of Wolves and Heeney.

The next is March 25 at Shea Stadium with Free Throw, Battle Ave and Pocket Hercules. ($8 at door.)

Then a few days later they'll hit the previously-mentioned Long Island festival Spring Mixtape Fest (3/28) with Title Fight, Defeater, Pianos Become the Teeth, Bane, Superheaven and more (tickets).

They're back in Brooklyn on April 3 at Aviv with Vulture Shit, Show Me The Body, Flagland, Death Vacation, Nonsense and Huffers.

And finally, heading to Connecticut for the unfortunately sold-out Broken World Fest with label heads The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate), I Kill Giants (reunion), Glocca Morra, Joie De Vivre, John Galm (ex-Snowing, Street Smart Cyclist, Slow Warm Death), Told Slant and more.

In the midst of all that, they'll be heading out on a tour with Mumblr which includes a TBA Brooklyn date on April 24. Full dates/cities schedule for that tour, with the new video and album info, below...

Continue reading "Soda Bomb releasing an LP, playing shows w/ TWIABP, Title Fight, Heeney, Vulture Shit & more (dates, new video)"

photo: The Vaselines at The Bell House in 2012 (more by David Andrako)

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

The Vaselines, Amanda X @ Bell House
Scottish indie rock royalty The Vaselines have now released two albums since returning from a long hiatus, most recently with 2013's V is for Vaselines. They're a lot of fun live, with the banter between Frances McKee and Eugene Kelly providing almost as much entertainment as their songs. On past tours, the band has included members of Belle & Sebastian, but this time folks from Sons & Daughters and 1990s help out. Philadelphia's Amanda X are worth showing up early.

Dr. Dog, Yellerkin @ Bowery Ballroom
It's the second to last night of Dr. Dog's 8-night NYC run, and this one's with NY's Yellerkin.

Stephen Brodsky, King Collider @ Sugarcube
Following a happy hour with comedy, interviews and more at Sugarcube (Fulton & Front Streets), a night of free music takes over headlined by Stephen Brodsky, longtime frontman of metal shapeshifters Cave In, more recently frontman of punk/metal rippers Mutoid Man, and also an excellent solo artist.

Mike Pace and The Child Actors (ex-Oxford Collapse), ARMS, Lame Drivers @ Union Hall
Onetime leader of Oxford Collapse, Mike Pace is still mining similar indie rock territory. Which is just fine with us. Tonight's the record release show for his new album.

Karma To Burn, Sierra, Shitkill @ Saint Vitus
Instrumental stoner rock vets Karma to Burn reunited back in 2009 and stayed active, most recently releasing their Arch Stanton album in 2014. Tonight they make their way to NYC in support of that.

LODRO, Pawns, Bambara, Young Runner @ Palisades
If your taste runs dark, tonight's a good bill of somewhat sinister indie rock, with LODRO's bluesy/sultry swagger, Pawns' melodramatic postpunk, and the sheer force of Bambara.

LVL UP, Two Inch Astronaut, Dumb Talk, Pupppy @ Shea Stadium
This is a good bill of DIY rock, most notably for '90s-style indie rockers LVL UP and Dischord-inspired post-hardcore band Two Inch Astronaut.

Sam Owens, Video Daughters, Meenk, Laser Background, Mr. Twin Sister (DJ Set) @ Silent Barn
This show is a release party for the new Gravesend Recordings compilation tape and some the acts featured on it are performing. The night's headlined by Celestial Shore's Sam Owens.

Sporting Life (of Ratking), Show Me The Body, Tippwerk, The Taxidermists @ Silent Barn
Ratking gain the descriptor of "alt-rap" partially thanks to Sporting Life's off-kilter production, and he'll be showing that off in solo form tonight. This is the venue's late show.

Dillon Francis, Bro Safari, Anamanaguchi @ Terminal 5
EDM fans may want to know that Dillon Francis begins his 3-night run at Terminal 5 tonight, but even if you're not into EDM, chiptuners Anamanaguchi are worth catching.

Mantra Percussion, Wet Ink, Deborah Lohse and the Shakedown Dance Collective @ Winter Garden at Brookfield Place
It's the kickoff week for the 2015 Ecstatic Music Festival that aims to blur the line between rock/pop and modern composers. This event -- featuring Mantra Percussion performing specially commissioned works by Wet Ink with choreography by Deborah Lohse and the Shakedown Dance Collective -- is a free show

Bill Frisell @ Lincoln Center
With help from violist Eyvind Kang, bassist Thomas Morgan, drummer Rudy Royston, and singer/violinist Petra Haden (That Dog), guitarist Bill Frisell is performing interpretations of classics from the big screen like "When You Wish Upon a Star," "Alfie," and "Moon River."

Unlocking The Truth, Cinema Cinema, Netherlands, Wormburner @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Enjoy a night of food, drinks, arcade games, shopping and free rock and roll, headlined by the very young metal trio Unlocking the Truth, at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar tonight.

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

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Real Estate at Pitchfork Fest 2014 (more by James Richards IV)
Real Estate

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

Soulside, Sweet Jesus @ Saint Vitus
Before there was Girls Against Boys, members of that band were in Dischord/DC post-hardcore band Soulside, who broke up back in 1989 but have influenced a ton of bands since. Now they're back and tonight's their second of two NYC shows at Saint Vitus (both sold out). Opening is Sweet Jesus, who feature members of Have Heart, Verse, Dropdead and Soul Control, and are a pretty good fit.

Opeth, In Flames, Red Fang @ Terminal 5
Metal vets Opeth continued their trek into straight up progressive rock on this year's Pale Communion. Tonight they play the big Terminal 5 with Swedish DMers In Flames and Portland riffers Red Fang.

Walter Martin, Kat Edmonson @ Joe's Pub
Having released holiday single "I Walk So Slow (Under The Mistletoe)," together Walter Martin (of Walkmen) and Kat Edmonson will now celebrate the season with a festive show.

Real Estate, Shorts @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Real Estate cap off a very busy year with this free show presented by Converse Rubber Tracks. All free tickets have been claimed already, natch.

Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Emmylou Harris, Loudon Wainwright III, Justin Vivian Bond, Cibo Matto, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Sloan Wainwrigh @ Town Hall
Rufus & Martha Wainwright are celebrating the holiday shows with two shows at Town Hall this week, this being the second. The lineup is loaded with diverse and impressive names including much of the Wainwright family, country singer Emmylou Harris, NYC indie vets Cibo Matto, and the long-active all-around great performer Justin Vivian Bond.

Ice Choir, Maxo, DV-i @ Cameo Gallery
With his current project Ice Choir, Kurt Feldman (TPOBPAH, Depreciation Guild) uncannily recreates '80s new romantic synthpop. Tonight's a release show celebrating their new "Pure Holiday" single.

Maxo, Life Size Maps, Limited, Visuals @ Baby's All Right
Fans of Ice Choir might be a little torn tonight, as Limited (aka Alex Craig of Big Troubles and Ducktails) is working in the same millieu, and tonight's show also features Maxo who is also playing tonight's show at Cameo.

Delicate Steve, Celestial Shore, Jason Bartell (of Fang Island) @ Glasslands
Glasslands has less than two weeks left, and tonight you can check out an excellent lineup of indie rock bands that all exude instrumental technique. Go while you can.

The Black Madonna, Jacques Renault @ Glasslands
The string of final Glasslands shows continues late tonight after the Delicate Steve show with Jacques Renault's 'Let's Play House' party, which has called the Williamsburg venue home many times.

Mitski, Bellows, Small Wonder, 100 Watt Horse @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
Mitski's latest album, Bury Me At Makeout Creek, has made her one of the local Brooklyn scene's more exciting new artists, and it's gotten a bit of year-end acclaim. Tonight she plays with two bands in the talented Epoch collective, Bellows and Small Wonder, as well as 100 Watt Horse.

Nels Cline Ring Nebula Project, Ava Mendoza's Unnatural Ways, Cactus Truck, Cloud Becomes Your Hand @ Trans-Pecos
Two impressive avant-guitarists, Nels Cline and Ava Mendoza, lead bands for tonight's show. Also on the bill is Cactus Truck (from the Netherlands) and one of NYC's better experimental pop bands, Cloud Becomes Your Hand.

Nashville Pussy, Valient Thorr, Against The Grain @ Gramercy Theatre
Nashville Pussy and Valient Thorr bring a double dose of southern heavy metal and partying to Gramercy Theatre tonight. Beers shall be flung.

Har Mar Superstar, Jim Jones, Michael Cummings (of Skaters) @ Bowery Electric
This is the holiday edition of party 'Sally Can't Dance' featuring a host of cool guest appearances, including Har Mar and Jim Jones, plus DJs Jesse Malin and Alix Brown.

Talibam!, Matt Nelson, Brian Chase, robbie l, Adam Starbucks @ Manhattan Inn
Longrunning Brooklyn duo Talibam! headline this night of experimental/drone/noise that also features Yeah Yeah Yeahs drummer Brian Chase. Free, though donations are suggested.

Krill, Palberta, Big Neck Police, Show Me The Body, Big Neck Police @ Shea Stadium
Krill's third album, A Distant Fist Unclenching, is coming out on February 17 via Exploding In Sound / Double Double Whammy, and its new single "Torturer" is another good example of their Spencer Krug meets Western Mass-style rock. You can stream it below.

Pilot to Gunner, Bound and Buried, The Judas Knife, Our Skies Are Noise @ The Acheron
Early 2000s-era post-hardcore band Pilot to Gunner were inactive for a while, but lately they've been anything but. Here's another chance to catch them in their hometown.

John Hodgman @ Grand Masonic Lodge
John Hodgman hosts his monthly Secret Society Meeting, this time given a subtitle, "Public Holiday Spectacle." Note though previous Secret Society meetings have been at Union Hall, this is at the Grand Masonic Lodge in the Flatiron District.

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Riz & Heems
Swet Shop Boys

Former Das Racist member Heems teamed up with British rapper/actor Riz MC (aka Riz Ahmed) and the duo released their Swet Shop EP on Heems' Greedhead label earlier this year. It's got production from Lushline, Lynas, Ryan Hemsworth and DADRAS, and it's more proof that Heems has pretty much been on fire this year (his verse on the Meyhem Luaren & Buckwild album is A+). Listen below.

Swet Shop Boys are playing a show in Heems' hometown of NYC this Monday (12/8) at Baby's All Right, which is being opened by fellow NYC indie rapper Wiki of Ratking. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Ratking, who last played NYC with Run the Jewels a week ago, do so next on December 19 at Brooklyn Night Bazaar with Show Me the Body, Young Gutted and '86. Like most BKNB shows, that's free.

Swet Shop Boys EP stream below...

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A$AP Ferg at Brooklyn Bowl in December (more by Brook Bobbins)

Talib Kweli, who just played SOB's earlier this week, is playing two nights at Brooklyn Bowl (3/17-18) with a live band this March with Cory Mo. Tickets for night 1, night 2 and both nights are on sale now.

A$AP Ferg and Fat Trel are teaming up for a NYC show on February 12 at SOB's with Da$h & Retch and A$ton Matthews. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Ratking, who play Mercury Lounge on February 1 with Bryant Dope and JeanDeaux (tickets), also play a Brooklyn show on January 27 at Public Assembly with Show Me The Body and Tippwork. Admission for that one is $10 at the door.

Nitty Scott, Dave East, and Panama are playing SOB's on February 7. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Phony PPL play Brooklyn Bowl on February 21. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Dipset are celebrating the tenth anniversary of Diplomatic Immunity at BB King's on March 25. Tickets for that show are still available.

Check out more upcoming hip hop shows in NYC HERE and HERE.