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photo: Action Bronson at Coachella 2013 (more by Wei Shi)
Action Bronson

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

Bjork @ City Center
Bjork's in the midst of a sold-out seven-show run in NYC supporting her powerful new album, Vulnicura. She'll be performing with her Vulnicura collaborator Arca, plus percussionist Manu Delago and 15-piece chamber ensemble Alarm Will Sound.

Ms. Lauryn Hill @ City Winery
Tonight, neo-soul great Lauryn Hill concludes her run of nine intimate acoustic shows in NYC. Sold out.

Action Bronson @ Terminal 5
'90s-loving rapper Action Bronson put out his major label debut, Mr. Wonderful, this week, and tonight's his second of two huge release shows for it.

Villagers, Zachary Cale @ Union Pool
Villagers is a few weeks away from releasing his new home-recorded album, which from the singles is sounding like his barest material yet. Hopefully we'll hear some more of that tonight.

Grooms, Sleepies, Bambara, The Flag @ Alphaville
Grooms' new album goes in different territory for the band, taking things into spacier, kraut-ier territory -- while still making room for their distinctive, dissonant guitars. The album is also probably the catchiest batch of songs Grooms have ever delivered.

Kirin J Callinan, Donny Benet @ Baby's All Right
While on tour with Jack Ladder, KJC will be performing a solo set, as well as songs with Donny Benet (who also plays in Jack's band), and more "special guests." Is Conan Mockasin in town? This is a free show.

Kate Tempest, Lightning Bug, Tkay Maidza @ Rough Trade
She's an award-winning poet and just-published novelist, but Kate Tempest is at her most immediate as a rapper, as heard on last year's very good, gritty Everybody Down. This is her second of two sold-out NYC shows this week.

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion @ WFMU Monty Hall
In the midst of their "Five Borough Freedom Tour," the JSBX cross the Hudson to play WFMU's fairly new Monty Hall venue in the ground floor of their HQ.

Kid Creole & The Coconuts @ BB King Blues Club
Kid Creole (aka August Darnell) has leading the Coconuts in one form or another since 1980, mixing musical styles (big band, disco, new wave, you name it) into one big cocktail served in a...oh, you know what we're going. Kid's a true original.

Max Richter, American Contemporary Music Ensemble @ Le Poisson Rouge
Grammy-nominated contemporary composer Max Richter is in NYC revisiting some of his older albums/pieces this week. Tonight he performs The Leftovers and The Blue Notebooks, and tomorrow he returns to LPR for two different ones.

Melt, Secret Crush, Pill, Gingerlys @ Palisades
Falling somewhere between indiepop and shoegaze are Brooklyn's Gingerlys, whose debut EP is brimming with charming pop hooks; Pill, meanwhile, make shouty post-punk that's filthy with saxxy skronk.

High Waisted, Jangula, Ski Lodge, Swimsuit Issue, Indigo Wild @ Pianos
Ski Lodge, who got a little more synthy on their new single, are doing a joint residency with fellow Brooklyn band Jangula every Wednesday in March.

Deborah Harry @ Cafe Carlyle
Tonight, the Blondie singer begins a residency at Upper East side cabaret supper club Cafe Carlyle that runs through April 4.

L-Vis 1990 "and friends" @ Elvis Guesthouse
Electronic producer and Night Slugs co-head L-Vis 1990 takes over the similarly-named bar Elvis Guesthouse for a free late show with unannounced guests.

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

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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photo: Modest Mouse @ Firefly Fest 2012 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Bjork @ King's Theatre
Bjork's in the midst of a sold-out seven-show run in NYC supporting her powerful new album, Vulnicura. She'll be performing with her Vulicura collaborator Arca, plus percussionist Manu Delago and 15-piece chamber ensemble Alarm Will Sound. This is her first of two nights at Brooklyn's freshly renovated King's Theatre.

Modest Mouse @ Webster Hall
Isaac Brock and company just released Strangers to Ourselves, Modest Mouse's first album in eight years. It sounds like a Modest Mouse album... in a good way. Tonight's the first of two fairly small shows (for them) at Webster Hall. Sold out, natch.

Jozef Van Wissem @ Le Poisson Rouge
The lute is often shoved in the Ren-Faire ghetto, but Dutch musician Jozef Van Wissem does his best to make the instrument dark and mysterious.

Vida Mayo, Napoleon, Jangula, Ski Lodge, Freelings, My Electric Heart @ Pianos
Ski Lodge, who got a little more synthy on their new single, are doing a joint residency with fellow Brooklyn band Jangula every Wednesday in March.

Terry Riley 80th Birthday Concert @ Merkin Concert Hall
Part of the Ecstatic Music Festival, tonight's a celebration of American composer and general music legend Terry Riley. On hand will be Gyan Riley, Emily Wells, Face the Music, Marco Benevento and Simon Taylor-Davies of Klaxons .

Taking Back Sunday, The Menzingers, Letlive @ Best Buy Theatre
Long Island emo vets TBS released Happiness Is in 2014 which was made with the same lineup that produced 2002's Tell All Your Friends. Philly punks The Menzingers and LA's Letlive open.

Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin with The Guilty Ones @ The Bell House
Dave and Phil Alvin are best known for their great early-'80s band The Blasters who blended rockabilly, blues, country and rock n' roll. Last summer, the famously quarrelsome brohters released their first album together in 30 years, a tribute to Chicago blues great Big Bill Broonzy. They'll play songs from that, and hopefully dip into the Blasters catalog as well, tonight

Phil Lesh 75th Birthday Celebration @ The Capitol Theatre
The Grateful Dead's Phil Lesh celebrates his 75th birthday with four Capitol Theatre shows this week, this being the third.

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

Lo Pan, Against The Grain, Family
Columbus, OH trio Lo Pan will light up VItus with their smokin' grooves and stoned riffage tonight.

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photo: The Cribs at Bowery Ballroom in 2008 (more by Tim Griffin)
Cribs

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

D'Angelo and the Vanguard @ Best Buy Theatre
Neo-soul great D'Angelo may take a very long time releasing albums, but it's always worth the wait because the three that he has are masterpieces. That includes his newest, 2014's Black Messiah.

Alabama Shakes @ Beacon Theatre
We're still a month out from Alabama Shakes' new album Sound & Color, (produced by Blake Mills ) but they'll surely be playing some of it tonight, their first of two consecutive shows at Beacon Theatre

Of Montreal, Yonatan Gat @ Webster Hall
Longrunning avant-pop band Of Montreal got a bit of their groove back on the just released Aureate Gloom. Mind you that's rarely a problem at their theatrical live shows.

Of Montreal @ Greene Space
Earlier in the day, Kevin Barnes and the rest of the band will play this lunchtime show at WNYC's Greene Space. It's RSVP'd out but you can stream it live online. UPDATE: Canceled due to illness.

Jon Glaser, Jon Benjamin, Janeane Garofalo, Wyatt Cenac, Eugene Mirman, Mike O'Brien, Michael Che @ Littlefield
Delocated's Jon Glaser hosts this "Brooklyn Free Space Fundraiser Spectacular Evening of Entertainment!" with a lot of great comedic talent. Fred Armisen was originally on this bill but seems to have dropped off.

The Cribs, Cold Fronts @ Mercury Lounge
Wakefield, UK's finest, The Cribs were adding "Whoa Oh" choruses to their songs long before it became a hitmaking standard. They're back with a very good new album (produced by Ric Ocasek) and this is their first of three sold-out NYC shows.

Glockers, Northern Faces, Vinyl Thief, Jangula, Ski Lodge, The New Resistants @ Pianos
Ski Lodge, who got a little more synthy on their new single, are doing a joint residency with fellow Brooklyn band Jangula every Wednesday in March, and tonight is the second of those shows.

Sleepies, LODRO, Mexican Slang, Crosss, BBIGPIGG @ Shea Stadium
Two Toronto bands --  wild garage rockers Mexican Slang and the heavy riffage of Crosss -- highlight this very good bill of dark, hazy psych.

Tom Scharpling, Jon Wurster @ The Bell House (2 shows)
Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster, the brains behind the newly relaunched The Best Show, have a 16-disc box set of the best bits from the show's WFMU days coming out via the Numero Group this month and are doing four live shows over two nights at The Bell House. Both of tonight's shows are sold out.

The Mystery Lights, Cool Ghouls, Surfbort, Acid Dad @ Union Pool
San Francisco's Cool Ghouls straddle a line between the present and the past. In tight with the current garage/psych scene, their sound also hearkens back to the days of Haight-Ashbury scene. Their sophomore album, A Swirling Fire Burning Through The Rhye, was produced by Sonny Smith.

Lust for Youth, Soren @ Home Sweet Home (Nothing Changes)
Lust for Youth hail from the same Danish scene as Iceage and Lower, and while they share those bands' knacks for melodramatic performances, they substitute punky guitars for danceable synths. Tonight's their first of two NYC shows on this tour, and it also doubles as Nothing Changes' 2-year anniversary party.

Cursive, Beach Slang, John Congleton and The Nighty Nite @ Bowery Ballroom
Cursive are currently celebrating their great cello-filled 2003 album, The Ugly Organ, on this tour (with the album's cellist, Gretta Cohn), and one of 2014's best new punk bands Beach Slang is supporting. Indie rock go-to producer John Congleton's band opens too. Tonight's the second of three sold-out NYC shows.

Mutoid Man, Primitive Weapons, Meek Is Murder @ Saint Vitus
Power trio Mutoid Man include members of Cave In and Converge, and they've got bits of both of those bands' sounds, but mostly its just crazy heavy rock and roll. Tonight's show has support from two great local metallic hardcore bands, Primitive Weapons and Meek Is Murder.

Jazmine Sullivan, Jordan Bratton @ Irving Plaza
Neo-soul singer Jazmine Sullivan's new album, Reality Show, is in the realm of recent albums by Frank Ocean and Beyonce, and if you dug those Jazmine should be right up your alley too.

Fashawn, SonReal, DJ Exile, Earthgang @ SOB's
California rapper Fashawn finally followed his much-loved 2009 debut, Boy Meets World, with a new album, The Ecology, which features Nas and others. Tonight he brings his tour in support of it to NYC.

Ensemble LPR w/ André de Ridder @ Le Poisson Rouge
Tonight, André de Ridder of Berlin collective Stargaze conducts Ensemble LPR for the premieres of two new pieces by indie musicians. One is by Mica Levi of Micachu & the Shapes and the other is by David Longstreth of Dirty Projectors. Levi and Longstreth be in attendance tonight, but not performing.

Champagne Jerry @ Joe's Pub
Brooklyn rapper and Ad-Rock collaborator Champagne Jerry returns to Joe's Pub.

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

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

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photo: Bjork @ Pitchfork Fest 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Bjork

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

Bjork @ Carnegie Hall
With her MoMA retrospective opening tomorrow, March is unofficially Bjork month in NYC. This is the first of her sold-out NYC Vulnicura shows, and we're excited to find out what she has in store for us. This one's a noon matinee.

Suicide, The Vacant Lots, Pharmakon @ Webster Hall
Alan Vega and Martin Rev have been making twisted, distorto-synth music since 1975 and their influence cannot be underestimated. They are still going strong and loud as ever.

Gang of Four, Public Access TV @ Irving Plaza
With guitarist Andy Gill being the sole original member remaining, it's more like Gang of One these days. Wild vocalist Jon King is kinda irreplaceable, but credit where credit's due: Gill's taut style is still being aped today all over the world.

Will Butler, TEEN @ Baby's All Right
His brother Win gets most of the spotlight, but the Arcade Fire's Will Butler is a talented singer and songwriter too, as can be heard on his first solo album which is out next week on Merge. Tonight's his second NYC show with TEEN.w. Sold out.

The Growlers, Broncho @ Baby's All Right
Party rockers The Growlers released Chinese Fountain back in September which found the band in a laid-back mood, drawing inspiration from twangy early-'60s rock, with a few danceable numbers in there as well. Tonight's their fourth show of a five-night-stand at Baby's All Right with Broncho. Doors at midnight for this one.

Courtship Ritual, The Makeout Club, The Veda Rays, Food Stamps, Dead Sexy Sheila @ Shea Stadium
With Monica Salazar's strong, charismatic vocals and Jerem Olstead's liquid bass and spare backing, duo Courtship Ritual's mossy vibe recalls Eno, Japan and early Love & Rockets but not really sounding like any of them. Their album on GODMODE is well worth checking out.

Mark Sultan (of King Khan and BBQ), Dirty Fences @ Union Pool
King Khan & BBQ Show are set to tour later this month, but you can catch one-man-band Mark Sultan (he's the BBQ) tonight with garage punks Dirty Fences.

Johnny Aries, Crazy and The Brains, Fat Heaven @ Alphaville
One of three Burger Revolution shows happening in NYC tonight, this one The Drums' Johnny Aries, xylophone-fueled punks Crazy & the Brains, and Fat Heaven.

Honduras, The Yin Yangs, Secret Crush, granny, Mark Perro and Holly Overton @ Aviv
This is also a Burger Revolution show, headlined by Britrock-inspired Honduras.

Wilful Boys, Yes I'm Leaving, Consolidated Plastics @ Cake Shop
Sydney trio Yes I'm Leaving make tightly coiled, lo-fi punk, with flinty bass and overdriven guitars that occasionally go "shriiinng!" If you dig Big Black, AmRep and Toronto's METZ, you should give these Aussies a go.

Cobalt Cranes, Savants, Spirit Plate, Winstons, Surfbort, Blessed State, High Waisted, Drone Ranger, Worn Leather @ Baby's All Right (Wake & Bake Fest)
It's Baby's First Annual Wake and Bake Festival with a good lineup of local-ish bands. It's also the first NYC show of the day for Northampton's Blessed State.

Blessed State, Worn Leather, Summer Saints, Long Drag @ The Flat
The second NYC show of the day for Blessed State is this one. They make melodic post-hardcore somewhere between Braid and early Husker Du. It's good stuff.

Tournament, Greasy Hearts, Nuclear Santa Claust @ Acheron
Brooklyn punks Tournament have a new LP on the way and the snotty lead single is pretty promising. Catch them tonight with rock and rollers Greasy Hearts and Don Giovanni's Nuclear Santa Claust.

World/Inferno Friendship Society, Runny, Joey Steel and the Attitude Adjusters, Penguin @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar puts local crafts, microbrews, food-truck type eats, mini golf, ping pong, and live music all under one Greenpoint roof. Tonight's live entertainment is the punk, klezmer, cabaret extravaganza known as World/Inferno Friendship Society.

Ski Lodge, Life Size Maps, Mirror Kisses, Soft Spot, Love Spread @ Nola Darling
Slackgaze is putting on this show that features a slew of Brit-indie leaning bands at the Chelsea spot.

Craig Ferguson @ Town Hall
Now that he's free from hosting a late night talk show, Craig Ferguson has time to get back into standup (well, till he starts filming his new comedy for ABC) and does two shows at Town Hall tonight.

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

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photo: Growlers at Outside Lands 2013 (more by Paige K. Parsons)
Growlers

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

Trash Talk, Ratking, Lee Bannon @ Webster Hall Marlin Room
Raging hardcore band Trash Talk pretty much never play a show that doesn't have both the band and crowd going apeshit, and tonight's will likely be just that. Alt-rappers Ratking and hip hop producer Lee Bannon open.

The Growlers, Broncho @ Baby's All Right
Party rockers The Growlers released Chinese Fountain back in September which found the band in a laid-back mood, drawing inspiration from twangy early-'60s rock, with a few danceable numbers in there as well. Tonight's their first show of a five-night-stand at Baby's All Right with Broncho.

Self Defense Family, Creative Adult @ Saint Vitus
Makthaverskan had to unfortunately drop off this show due to visa issues, but it's still a great bill with arty post-hardcore band Self Defense Family and dark punks Creative Adult. The tour also hits Webster Studio on Sunday, and Makthaverskan are still set to be here for that one.

Nothing Changes w/ HTRK, Pop. 1280 @ Home Sweet Home
Australian post punk act HTRK released Psychic 9-5 Club, their most hushed, electronic-based album to date. Expect volume to be high tonight, however, when they play late night goth party Nothing Changes. Pop. 1280 makes this an appealing double bill, especially if you don't have to get up early on Thursday morning.

Kelela, DJ Ezra Koenig, DJ Alexis taylor, DJ E*vax, DJ Business Class @ MoMA Armory Party benefit
R&B boundary pusher Kelela headlines this year's MoMA Armory Party benefit at MoMA's Agnes Gund Garden Lobby with a two-hour DJ set from Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor, plus additional DJ sets from Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig, plus Business Class (aka Lawrence Abu Hamdan who is also the official commissioned artist for The Armonry Show) and E*vax (Ratatat).

Grounders, Twist, Sun Cut Flat @ Cake Shop
It's a double dose of Toronto pop tonight at Cake Shop with the hazy sounds of Grounders and '60s-ish duo Twist.

Jangula, Ski Lodge, Piers, Stalking Gia @ Pianos
Ski Lodge, who got a little more synthy on their new single, are doing a joint residency with fellow Brooklyn band Jangula every Wednesday in March, and tonight is the first of those shows.

Alice Boman, Julie Byrne, Cassandra Jenkins @ Rough Trade
Swedish singer Alice Boman makes spare, delicate music as heard on last year's compilation, EP II + Skisser . Her songs should play well in an intimate room like Rough Trade.

GDFX, Daniel Pearce / Andrew Smiley duo, Kate Henderson's Drone Acupuncture Installation, Sapropelic Pycnic @ Trans-Pecos
One of the few solo shows Greg Fox (GDFX) is playing in NYC before his band Liturgy heads out on tour this spring.

Animal Collective (DJ set), DJ Dogsynth, Spencer Sweeney
Animal Collective do another of their increasingly frequent DJ sets in NYC tonight. This one's at Output, rather than their usual home of Brooklyn Bowl, and it's just with Deakin and Geologist.

Dropkick Murphys @ The Paramount
It's almost St. Patrick's Day, and what better time to see Boston's favorite Celtic punks Dropkick Murphys? Tonight continues their 5-show run in the NYC-area.

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

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

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by Bill Pearis

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With the possibility of two feet of snow being dumped all over the Northeast in the next 24 hours, it seems appropriate to post about Brooklyn band Ski Lodge who have a new single out next month. "Trust" is sparkling pop, steeped in bright '80s movie montages with a very catchy synth hook and chorus. The digital version comes with a remix by Tennis who dial the song down into more of a ballad. We've got the premiere of that remix which you can stream, along with the original, below.

Ski Lodge are playing the NYC date of Craft Spells' upcoming tour -- March 13 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets are still available. That show is also with The Bilinda Butchers (though we initially reported Ski Lodge replaced them, they are in fact playing). It's Ski Lodge's only scheduled date at the moment.

Continue reading "Ski Lodge release new single, get remixed by Tennis (listen), added to Craft Spells / Bilinda Butchers NYC show"

Skinny Puppy @ Webster Hall, 2/14/2014 (more by Greg Cristman)
Skinny Puppy

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

Sebastien Tellier @ Bowery Ballroom
Fueled by recollections of his childhood, Sebastian Tellier's new album reimagines his youth as if he grew up in Brazil instead of France. Tropical heat and French cool have long been a winning combo and with flutes, strings and "bah bah" choruses, this coulda been released by Sergio Mendes (or Serge Gainsbourg) in 1975. Let's hope the live show is just as lush.

Skinny Puppy, Front Line Assembly, Haujobb, Youth Code @ Best Buy Theatre
A double-dose of OG industrial/EBM, Skinny Puppy and FLA have been making clamorous dance music since the '80s.

Blonde Redhead, Luke Temple @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
NYC indie greats Blonde Redhead have tackled dream pop, noise rock, synth pop and more in their 20+ year career, and returned this year with their ninth album, Barragán. Tonight's the third of three NYC shows on this tour, all with different openers. This one's got Here We Go Magic's Luke Temple.

Jeffrey Lewis, Schwervon!, American Anymen, Kung Fu Crime Wave @ Shea Stadium
Anti-folk great Jeffrey Lewis is a regular around NYC's local scene. Any chance to see him is a good one.

Say Anything, Saves The Day, Reggie & The Full Effect @ Irving Plaza
You may balk at the idea of seeing Say Anything and Saves the Day in 2014 (some of you may even balk at the idea of doing that ever), but if you do want to, there's no better tour to see than this. Saves the Day are playing their 15-year-old gamechanger Through Being Cool and Say Anything are playing their 10-year-old ...Is A Real Boy, an ambitious album from the usually-not-ambitious pop punk scene. This is night 1 of 2.

Elijah and The Moon, Brayton Bowman, Alex & Sierra, The Stationary Set, Heaven's Jail, Donn T, Mirel Wagner, Fort Lean, Born Cages, Bay Uno, Magic Man, Ski Lodge, Brett Harris, Michael Daves @ Rockwood Music Hall
It's a big Communion Club Night on all three stages at Rockwood Music Hall with some cool names including Sub Pop-signed folk singer Mirel Wagner, indie pop band Ski Lodge, folk rockers Heaven's Jail and more.

Bob Dylan @ Beacon Theatre
Bob Dylan undeniably changed the worlds of folk music and folk rock, and over half a century after the release of his first album he's still going strong. His 36th album is due out next year and right now he's on a tour which continues his five-night run at Beacon Theater tonight. Night 4.

Mindtroll, Thelma and The Sleaze, The Naked Heroes @ Cake Shop
Bad puns aside, Nashville trio Thelma and the Sleaze make killer riff-n-attitude rock n' roll.

Flogging Molly, The Mighty Stef, The Pasadena Band @ Capitol Theatre
Though you may be more in Christmas spirit than St. Patrick's Day spirit at the moment, that's no excuse not to sing drunken lullabies with Flogging Molly at The Cap tonight.

The Head and the Heart, PHOX @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Very popular Seattle folk-pop band The Head and the Heart bring their cheerful attitudes and whoa-oh choruses to a sold-out Hammerstein Ballroom tonight, well-matched with openers Phox.

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

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Polaris @ Knitting Factory -- 11/21/2014
Polaris
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Polaris helped 'Pete and Pete' fans get nostalgic while helping Knitting Factory Brooklyn celebrate five years of existence in Williamsburg last week (11/21). The sold out show was also part of a larger tour for the Nickelodeon show band who by mid May will have played NYC three times in less than a year after spending more than ten years not existing at all. Baeble has a review:

Frontman Mark Mulcahy traipsed around the stage like an overgrown Puck gone strange with age, his lips turned up devilishly at the corners, his footwork spry despite the weight and years. His reedy voice sounded no less pained than it did all those years ago when he first sang "Hey, Sandy" and defined the Saturday morning of a generation or mooned through the drunken stumble of "She is Staggering" and gave a group of children their first look at the best and the worst of the intoxications of infatuation.
The setlist, which you can look at below, was long and everyone knew all the words. Mark, whose stage banter was funny and great, also played some Miracle Legion songs Pictures from Knitting Factory are in this post.

The NYC show before this one happened at the Bell House instead of Hammerstein Ballroom, and the next one is at Highline Ballroom (tickets).

Ski Lodge, who since also played a show at the closing-Glasslands, opened the BrooklynVegan-presented night. Check out more pictures from the Williamsburg show, including the headliner's merch and setlist, below...

Continue reading "Polaris brought 'Pete & Pete' music to Knitting Factory with Ski Lodge (pics, setlist)"

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This Friday (11/21) at Knitting Factory is the BV-presented Polaris show with openers Ski Lodge. That is sold out. NYC Pete & Pete fans who didn't get tickets, or for those who think once isn't enough, Polaris will play again next year: May 15 at Highline Ballroom. Tickets are on sale now.

That new date comes after some West Coast shows Polaris will be doing in April. All dates are listed, along with their "Hey Sandy" Pete & Pete theme song, below...

Continue reading "Polaris add tour dates, inlcluding Highline Ballroom in May; Ski Lodge opening at Friday's sold-out Brooklyn show"

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Brooklyn neo-wavers Future Punx will release a new EP, titled I'm So Inspired, which will be out via Dull Tools on November 11. (The title track has been a live set highlight for some time.) They've also just made a video for "Spike Train," their contribution to the new LAMC split 7" with Parquet Courts. You can watch that below.

Future Punx also have a few CMJ shows, including the Oh My Rockness CMJ Kickoff party which happens tonight (10/20) at Baby's All Right with Doprah and headliner Tom Vek (tickets). The full schedule of their fest shows:

WED 10/22 @ CAKE SHOP NYC (5:30 PM) | Terrorbird day party
THU 10/23 - NYC CMJ (evening) @ The Silent Barn | Dull Tools showcase
SAT 10/25 - NYC CMJ (10:30 PM) @ Pianos | Birddog Promo showcase
Future Punx will also be going on a tour in November. Those dates are listed, along with the new video, below...

Continue reading "Future Punx made a video for "Spike Train" (watch), announce new EP, opening for Tom Vek tonight ++ CMJ & more dates"

by Bill Pearis

Orchestra of Spheres
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As has become a tradition, one of CMJ's 2014 kickoff events is the New Zealand artists showcase on October 21 at The Studio at Webster Hall (it used to happen at Le Poisson Rouge) with PopStrangers, Orchestra of the Spheres, DOPRAH, and Chelsea Jade. Beverages will be supplied by Spy Valley Wines with snacks by Dub Pies. Tickets are on sale now or you can get in with your CMJ badge. You can stream a mix with all four artists, below.

CMJ will be part of a U.S. tour for Wellington's Orchestra of the Spheres whose second album, Vibration Animal Sex Brain Music, came out last year via Fire. The band incorporate nervy new wave and motorik rhythms into their psych-pop sound and you can watch the new video for single "2,000,000 Years" and a Spotify stream of the album, below. In addition to the NZ showcase, Orchestra of Spheres will also play the Bird Dog showcase at Pianos on October 25 with Ski Lodge, Beverly, Splashh, The Love Supreme, Native America and Roman a Clef. Tickets are on sale now, and all tour dates are listed below.

Popstrangers, who have played the NZ CMJ showcase before, are also playing the Carpark showcase at Mercury Lounge on October 22 with Saint Pepsi, Dog Bite and Chandos. Tickets are on sale now.

Christchurch duo DOPRAH released their debut EP this past summer and you can check out a video for "Stranger People" below. They'll also play Oct 23 at Radio Bushwick, with SEOUL, Fort Lean, The Great Void, Rioux, Tomboy, YAWN, and Zula.

Formerly known as Watercolours, Chelsea Jade released the Portals EP in 2012 and a remix EP last year. She just released a new single, "Night Swimmer," which you can check out via its video below. The NZ showcase is her only CMJ appearance announced so far.

Streams, dates and NZ@CMJ flyer below...

Continue reading "Orchestra of Spheres released 2nd LP, touring, playing NZ@CMJ showcase w/ Popstrangers & more (dates, streams)"

by Bill Pearis

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Unlike a lot of bands that call NYC/Brooklyn home, duo Jack and Eliza actually grew up here and have been friends since childhood. Now musical partners, Jack and Eliza make winsome pop, at this point just letting their guitars and voices convey their charms. If you liked the early, stripped-down days of Slow Club with a little Beach Boys/Everly Brothers influence, they're pretty appealing. Jack and Eliza will release their debut EP, No Wonders, via Yebo Music later this summer and you can stream "Hold the Line" (not a Toto cover) below.

We've also got the premiere of a brand new song, "Simple Strait," via a live video shot at Brooklyn's Rare Book Room studios. The song might be on their debut full-length which they're working on. Watch that below.

You can also see Jack and Eliza play live. Catch them Friday (7/11) at Rooftop Films at Metrotech Commons that also features a series of "twisted, romantic short films." That event is free and more details are here. They'll also open for Ski Lodge at Glasslands on August 23 with Rumors on the bill as well. Tickets are on sale.

Jack and Eliza have a few other East Coast dates scheduled and all are listed, along with the song stream and video premiere, below...

Continue reading "Jack and Eliza releasing debut EP, made a live video (watch), playing Rooftop Films, opening for Ski Lodge & other dates"

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The Out in the Streets Festival is back for a second year, happening again at Ridgewood's Vander-Ende Onderdonk House on July 26 & 27. Bands this year include A Place to Bury Strangers, Body Language, Cities Aviv, Hunters, Ski Lodge, Honduras, Weyes Blood and more. In addition to the music, there will be art, food vendors and a giant slip-n-slide. Two-day passes are currently on early bird discount. All announced 2014 performers are listed below....

Continue reading "Out in the Streets Fest back at Onderdonk House in July with A Place to Bury Strangers, Hunters & more (initial lineup)"

Iron & Wine at The Capitol Theatre in 2013 (more by PSquared)
Iron & Wine

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

tUnE-yArDs, Sylvan Esso @ Webster Hall
tUnE-yArDs' new album Nikki Nack came out this year and it's more of the eccentric writing that we can only get from her. The new songs really shine live, so these shows are sure to be great ones. (This is night 2 of 2 at Webster.) Get there early for Sylvan Esso too. Their electronic pop and singer Amelia Meath's dance moves are always fun to watch.

Dave Chappelle, Nas @ Radio City Music Hall
Comedian Dave Chappelle is back in a big way, doing a whopping nine 10 nights at Radio City Music Hall with various guests. This is the fifth.

The Courtneys @ Rough Trade
The Courtneys make jangly indie rock reminiscent of The Blake Babies or the classic Flying Nun sound, and they do it well. They're on tour opening for Tegan & Sara which hits Hammerstein Ballroom tomorrow but tonight they play this free in-store at the much smaller Rough Trade. Early show (6:30 doors).

Vacationer, Ski Lodge @ Rough Trade
After the Courtneys show, Rough Trade has a later show which kicks off with quality local indie pop from Ski Lodge.

Iron and Wine, Secret Sisters @ Capitol Theatre
Iron & Wine continued to shift from the bare bones bedroom folk songwriter he started out as to a band with a bigger, more layered sound on 2013's Ghost on Ghost. Tonight you can see those fuller sounds come to life, and hopefully we'll get to see Sam in solo format for a bit too.

Lawrence Rothman, Slow Club, The Kite String Tangle @ Brooklyn Bowl
UK duo Slow Club have a new record coming out and from the sound of its singles, they're continuing to leave their winsome acoustic days behind in favor of a much fuller pop sound. Theatrical headliner Lawrence Rothman -- who has been known to change personas from show to show -- should be an interesting set too.

Weeknight, Color War, Sandy, Heathered Pearls (DJ Set) @ Baby's All Right
If you like the darker, dustier side of The Raveonettes, you might want to check out Brooklyn band Weeknight who mine a similar territory. They're well watched tonight with Color War's gothy synthpop.

The Colourist, Field Mouse, Mainland @ Bowery Ballroom
On this bill we're most excited about Field Mouse who have a new album coming out and recently put out the synthy single "Two Ships."

Opal Onyx, Ed Askew Band, George Sand @ Cake Shop
Ed Askew is nothing short of a legend in folk music, and his '60s material lives up today. Lucky for us he is currently a very active musician, and any chance to see him is one worth taking.

Night Train @ Littlefield
Tonight, Wyatt Cenac's weekly Night Train comedy show will be guest hosted by Seaton Smith. Guests include Billy Wayne Davis, Cameron Esposito, Drew Michael, and Shonali Bhowmik.

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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White Rabbits at MHOW in 2012 (more by Chris La Putt)
White Rabbits

White Rabbits' third and most recent album, Milk Famous, came out back in 2012 and the band have now given video treatment to its track "Had It Coming" (directed by Nat Livingston Johnson of Peking). If you haven't heard the track yet, it's one of their relatively calmer ones (at least compared to their best known song), and the video tells the story of missing person Randy Melon. It premieres in this post and can be watched below.

They have an upcoming show this weekend during the Northside Festival: the White Iris showcase on Sunday (6/15) at Cameo, an intimate space for a band who's sold out Bowery Ballroom. Also on that show is Rathborne, Ski Lodge, Incan Abraham, Ludwig Persik and Cathy. Tickets are still available or you can also try to get in with a Northside badge if you have one. It's White Rabbits' only announced date at the moment.

Video below...

Continue reading "White Rabbits made a video for "Had It Coming" (watch), playing Northside Festival this weekend"

by Bill Pearis and Andrew Sacher

Eagulls @ SXSW 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
Eagulls

As you may well be aware, the The Northside Festival starts this week in Brooklyn, the music portion of which runs from Thursday - Sunday (June 12 - 15). Almost every venue in Williamsburg, Bushwick and Greenpoint are participating, making for a busier-than-usual weekend of showgoing. There are a bunch of high-profile shows happening -- Thee Oh Sees, The War on Drugs, CHVRCHES, Beirut, Courtney Barnett, Sharon Van Etten to name a few -- as well as, of course, the BV's official Northside Showcase which happens Friday (6/13) at Baby's All Right with Operators, the new band of Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs, Divine Fits), plus Little Big League, and Motion Studies. But we've got some other recommendations, so below are 10 relatively smaller Northside shows we think are worth checking out.

Northside Music Badges have sold out -- you can still premium badges -- but tickets are still available to most shows. And if you have a badge, know that entrance is based on capacity so if you really really want to get into a show (like Courtney Barnett which is sold out), go early or buy a ticket if available.

You can keep up to date on Northside Fest happenings via their free IOS app which offers showtimes, maps and such.

Hope to see you at our show on Friday, and around the neighbor this week. Here are our Northside picks:

Continue reading "Ten (somewhat smaller) Northside shows we're excited to see"

Fiasco at (the old) Silent Barn in 2010 (more by Leia Jospe)
Fiasco

Free bi-monthly DIY music, art and fashion mag 1.21 Gigawatts will once again put on their Gigawatts Festival this summer in Bushwick. Last year's was two days, but this year's will be four days (July 17-20) and will feature over 50 bands across three venues (Radio Bushwick, Hot 97.4 and a Secret House Show). The initial lineup features a reunion set from the defunct Fiasco, Frankie Cosmos, Infinity Shred, Tonstartssbandht, Chumped, Team Spirit, CHAPPO, Ski Lodge, Slothrust, Field Mouse, Celestial Shore, Vensaire, Heliotropes, Dead Stars and Shark?. More bands TBA and tickets will go on sale soon. Initial flyer below.

Meanwhile, Shark? also open the free BV-presented Orwells show at Shea Stadium tonight (6/9).

As usual, Frankie Cosmos has plenty of dates. As do Dead Stars (including 4Knots), Tonstartssbandht, and Chumped (including Riot Fest and The Fest).

Field Mouse, who recently released an album trailer for their new LP on Topshelf (watch below), open for The Colourist on June 23 at Bowery Ballroom (tickets).

Continue reading "Gigawatts Fest expanding to 4 days, lineup includes Fiasco, Frankie Cosmos, Field Mouse, Tonstartssbandht & more"

Incan Abraham

LA indie popsters Incan Abraham put out their debut album, Tolerance, earlier this year via White Iris, and they'll continue to tour in support of it this June. That tour hits NYC for two Northside Festival shows including a PopGun party at Glasslands on June 14 with Little Sur and Crush Distance; and the White Iris showcase on June 15 at Cameo with White Rabbits, Rathborne, Ski Lodge, Ludwig Persik and Cathy. Tickets for both of those shows are on sale now, or you can try to get in with your Northside badge.

After that, they play a third NYC show on June 16 at Mercury Lounge with support TBA. Tickets for the Merc show go on sale Friday (5/30) with an AmEx presale starting today (5/28) at noon.

All tour dates are listed, with a video, below...

Continue reading "Incan Abraham touring, playing three NYC shows, one with White Rabbits & Ski Lodge (dates)"

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Ski Lodge @ Glasslands, 3/1/2014
Ski Lodge

Brooklyn's Ski Lodge are heading towards SXSW, touring their way there. The band got off to a good start with a bon voyage show at hometown spot Glasslands on Saturday night (3/1) with Canadian tourmates The Belle Game and Brooklyn's The Starlight Girls. Pictures from that show are in this post.

All three were to have played Washington DC tonight (3/3) but with the extreme cold, that show has been canceled. The rest of their dates are here and more pics from Glasslands are below...

Continue reading "Ski Lodge, The Belle Game and The Starlight Girls started their tour to SXSW at Glasslands (pics)"

by Bill Pearis

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Brooklyn's Ski Lodge released Big Heart last year, and have just followed it up with a new single, "Our Love Is Over Now." Fitting for the title, it's an angsty, minor chord ballad and you can stream it below. The track comes just in time for the band's tour with Vancouver's The Belle Game which kicks off here in NYC at Glasslands on Friday (2/28) with the Starlight Girls, who will be on a few of their tour dates as well. Tickets are on sale now.

The band's tour will take them south and southwest, hitting The Savannah Stopover before the Austin madness of SXSW, followed by dates on the West Coast. Then later this spring, Ski Lodge will play another NYC show, opening for Tennis at Music Hall of Williamsburg on May 10. Tickets for that show are still available.

All Ski Lodge tour dates are listed, along with the new single stream, below.

Continue reading "Ski Lodge released a new single, touring around SXSW with The Belle Game, opening for Tennis at MHOW (dates, stream)"

Kylesa at Santos in 20111 (more by Samanatha Marble)
Kylesa

As discussed, Georgia's Savannah Stopover festival, which happens right before SXSW, is returning this year from March 6-8, and since we last spoke, the full lineup was announced. New additions include Kylesa, Wye Oak, Future Islands, Eternal Summers, Heavenly Beat, Nothing, Esben & the Witch, Spires, TEEN, Connections and many more joining previously announced names like Weekend, Speedy Ortiz, Public Service Broadcasting, Ex Hex, and more. Tickets, including 3-day pass, 2-day pass, and single day pass options, are available.

Full day-by-day lineup and updated flyer below...

Continue reading "Savannah Stopover reveals full 2014 lineup (Kylesa, Wye Oak, Future Islands, Eternal Summers, Nothing & more)"

Ex Hex at BV-CMJ 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Ex Hex

Like last year, right before SXSW brings a ton of bands to Austin for about a week, many of the same bands will stop in Savannah, Georgia for Savannah Stopover, which goes down across various venues from March 6-8. The initial lineup includes Weekend, Speedy Ortiz, Public Service Broadcasting, Tweens, Ski Lodge, Ex Hex, Big Ups, Caitlin Rose, Pile, Bleeding Rainbow and more. Early bird 3-day passes are on sale now.

Initial lineup and flyer below...

Continue reading "Ex Hex, Speedy Ortiz, Weekend, Public Service Broadcasting & more playing Savannah Stopover 2014 before SXSW"

photos by Amanda Hatfield; words by Bill Pearis

Frankie Rose & Dub Pies @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Frankie Rose
Monogold

The Brooklyn Night Bazaar opened in its new permanent Greenpoint location last weekend, offering up shopping, food, fun (ping pong, blacklight mini-golf) and music, with free admission for those willing to wait in the long line to get in that stretched down Banker St. (The line moved pretty fast, though.) The new space is pretty nice, it was never too hard to maneuver around with most of the food and the stage at the far end of the large space. The stage, off to one side, is backed by a wall of projection screens which looked pretty cool I must say. There's no way to go and not smell like a deep fryer, but otherwise it's not a bad way to spend a Friday or Saturday night.

The music for last Saturday (11/2) was headlined by Frankie Rose whose short set nonetheless packed in most of the songs you'd want to hear, including her great cover of The Damned's "Street of Dreams" which I think is better than the original. The vibe of the Bazaar made for a loose fun set. I got in just in time to catch Mahogany who are currently operating as a duo. I miss the maximalist days of their two-drummer, three guitarists and more line-up, but they still sounded pretty good. Pictures from their sets, as well as openers Monogold, are in this post.

Tonight (10/8) at BK Night Bazaar it's The Low Anthem, Robert Ellis (who played last night opening for pals Deer Tick at Webster Hall), and Grandchildren. Then on Saturday (11/9) it's Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, Ski Lodge and Pearl & the Beard. Psychic TV, A Place to Bury Strangers, Au Revoir Simone and more will play in the weeks ahead. Again the shows are free and open to the public.

More pics of Frankie Rose, Mahogany, Monogold and the Brooklyn Night Bazaar, below...

Continue reading "Frankie Rose played the new Brooklyn Night Bazaar (pics); Low Anthem, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper & more this weekend"

photos by Dominick Mastrangelo

Au Revoir Simone / Jacco Gardner @ Mission Sound 10/17/2013
CMJ
CMJ

On October 17, 2013, Insound and Just Managing hosted their annual CMJ Recording Lounge at Mission Sound in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Eight bands were recorded in eight hours in whirlwind sessions helmed by Grammy winning engineer Matt Shane (Flight of the Conchords) and Hector Castillo (David Bowie, Bjork). It that short span of time, they got two tracks recorded each from Au Revoir Simone, Jacco Gardner, Ghost Wave, Tweens, Doug Keith, John Murry, Dream Shake and Ski Lodge. You can check out Au Revoir Simone's "Just Like a Tree" and Jacco Gardner's "Chameleon" and photos from those sessions in this post, and you can download all 16 songs for free over at Insound.

In addition to their upcoming Kidrockers show at Brooklyn Bowl on November 17 (tickets), Au Revoir Simone are also playing a free show at Brooklyn Night Bazaar on December 7 with Spires, Grooms and UK band Splashh who will be performing as a duo for this show. Splashh also play the Bazaar the night before (12/6) with TEEN, Forest Fire and Valleys. They're flying over just for these shows which are being presented by Kanine Records. All BK Night Bazaar shows are free.

Check out Jacco Gardner and Au Revoir Simone streams, and more pics from their sessions, below...

Continue reading "Au Revoir Simone, Jacco Gardner & more recorded sessions for free comp (pics, stream & download); ARS add Brooklyn show"

ARS with a "French KISS" in Vancouver (via @AuRevoirSimone)
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Tomorrow (11/2) is the first Saturday in November which means it's the monthly First Saturdays event at Brooklyn Museum with free admission and live music. Au Revoir Simone, who released Move In Spectrums in September just played a couple CMJ shows, will play (5 PM) along with Tamar Kali and Watermelon. Again it's free and open to the public.

Au Revoir Simone's next NYC show will be part of the family-friendly Kidrockers afternoon concert series, which returns to Brooklyn Bowl on November 17. Ski Lodge play as well, with hosts Seth Herzog and Roger Hailes, and tickets for that show are on sale now.

The next Kidrockers show after that is December 15 at Brooklyn Bowl with Small Black and Radical Dads (Herzog and Craig Baldo host) and tickets for that show are on sale now as well.

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