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photo: Mac McCaughan at BV-SXSW 2015 (more by Tim Griffin)
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For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

Brooklyn Flea Record Fair @ Smorgasburg
The bi-annual vinyl extravaganza is back with tables from labels, some of your favorite local record stores, and used vendors. There's also Minimal Wave cupcakes and a host of DJs -- Wild Nothing's Jack Tatum among them -- and tons and tons of records.

Mac McCaughan, Flesh Wounds, And The Kids @ Baby's All Right
Though he ostensibly went solo with his Portastatic albums, Superchunk's Mac McCaughan released his first-ever album under his own name this year. He'll be backed tonight by Flesh Wounds, who will do their own opening set.

Skate & Surf Festival @ Asbury Park Oceanfront
Skate & Surf may have gotten the rep as being a strictly pop punk festival, but it's more diverse than that and this year's lineup is pretty impressive. Among the big names on today's bill are Celtic punks Dropkick Murphys and post-hardcore progsters Thrice (first NYC-area appearance of their reunion), and elsewhere there's influential hardcore greats American Nightmare, art rock shapeshifters mewithoutYou, melodic hardcore bashers Defeater, '90s alt-rock devotees Superheaven, gravelly-voiced punks Iron Chic, Canadian hardcore riffers Cancer Bats, and still more.

Black N' Blue Bowl @ Webster Hall
While Skate & Surf goes down just outside of NYC, a different kind of punk festival goes down right in the heart of the city. Today's lineup includes the Bad Brains/Cro-Mags related band The Regulators, Brooklyn alt-metal/metalcore vets Candiria, NYHC legends Madball, a reunion from '80s NYC hardcore/Oi! band American Eagle, influential chugsters Earth Crisis, new-ish Baltimore (but NYHC-inspired) band Turnstile, and more.

Lightning Bolt, Oneida @ Le Poisson Rouge
Lightning Bolt returned this year with their sixth album, and it has them sounding as chaotic and noisy as ever. They continue to put on the kind of wild live shows that you just have to see to believe, and tonight's sold-out gig is a good bill all around with another regular in the noise/avant-garde scene, Oneida.

Storm Rave w/ Frankie Bones, Adam X, Heather Heart, Lenny Dee, Rob Gee @ Secret Warehouse
Frankie Bones was a key player in the NYC '90s underground dance music scene with his wild Storm Rave parties. He hasn't thrown one in 22 years, but that will change tonight. Joining him is a lineup of other veterans of that same NYC scene. Part of the Red Bull Music Academy, it maintains the old spirit by keeping the locale a secret.

Full of Hell, The Body @ ABC No Rio and Saint Vitus
Wild hardcore kids Full of Hell and sludge/drone metallers The Body are currently on the road together destroying ear drums across America together, and today they roll into NYC for two shows. First they play a 3 PM matinee at ABC No Rio with Radiation Blackbody and Through Thorn and Brier, and then at night they hit Vitus with Water Torture and Mother Brain.

Crosby, Stills and Nash @ Kings Theatre
Folk rock as we know it wouldn't be what it is today without Crosby, Stills & Nash, who continue to inspire new groups and whose classic material still sounds timeless. Tonight's their second of two shows at Brooklyn's newly-reopened Kings Theatre.

Brian Wilson @ State Theatre
The mastermind behind The Beach Boys (and thus, some of the most influential pop music ever) Brian Wilson released a new solo album this year, and he'll be spending some time on the road too. His proper tour (with Rodriguez) comes to the NYC-area for two shows this summer, but first he plays New Brunswick's State Theatre Benefit Gala tonight, just outside of NYC.

Roy Ayers, Rich Medina @ Output (the roof)
Master of good vibes (literally), soul/jazz legend Roy Ayers plays the kickoff of Output's roof series. Rain is in the forecast but let's hope his "Everybody Loves the Sunshine" spirit keeps the clouds away. Doors are at 2 PM and Roy goes on around dusk -- it's free before 5 PM if you RSVP.

A Place to Bury Strangers, Sleepies, Pill, Bambara @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
We were super bummed to hear Brooklyn Night Bazaar lost it's lease and will have to be out by the end of May. But there are still some good times left, so take in the mini golf, ping pong, beer, snacks and music, which tonight includes a pretty awesomely noisy lineup of A Place to Bury Strangers and lots more. A good one.

Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Tredici Bacci, Mega Bog, Eartheater @ Trans-Pecos
This is a daytime BBQ show featuring the debut of Boston's Tredici Bacci, an Italian soundtrack ensemble led by former Guerilla Toss member Simon Hanes.

Nude Beach, OCDPP, Weird Womb, Cold Waste, Young Ruins @ Cake Shop
Help one of our favorite places, Cake Shop, celebrate their 10th anniversary tonight with this "super show" featuring the heartland indie rock of Nude Beach, punk-inspired supergroup OCDPP (Dum Dum Girls, Vivian Girls, Xray Eyeballs), and more.

The Feelies @ The Bell House
NJ indie rock legends The Feelies don't play that often (or far away from home) so please cherish when you get a chance to see them. They reward with long sets, still-great playing and some unexpected covers.

Psychedelic Furs, Black English @ Wellmont Theatre
It's still okay to dance like Molly Ringwald, especially when seeing Richard and Tim Butler's veteran alt-rock group trot out on the hits. "Love My Way," "Into You Like a Train," and "President Gas" still sound great.

Wild Nothing, Journalism @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Jack Tatum is currently finishing up work on the third Wild Nothing album (Nocturne came out in 2012). While no details on that have been announced, they'll be playing new songs tonight at this free show (you had to RSVP which is now closed).

Tennis, Kuroma @ Mercury Lounge
Boat-loving Denver duo Tennis released Ritual In Repeat (produced by Black Keys' Patrick Carney) last year, furthering their transformation from reverby indie types into anthemic pop indie types. If you're going, MGMT-related band Kuroma are worth seeing.

Obnox, Uniform, Ballroom @ WFMU Monty Hall
Lamont "Bim" Thomas just released Know America, his second album this year under the Obnox moniker (Boogalou Reed came out back in January), continuing his hot creative streak. It's a concept album about hijacking a radio station to bring his vision of rock n' roll to the airwaves. His vision is blown-out but very soulful and goes well beyond typical garage rock. There's a lot going on besides just fuzz. Also on the bill: ex-The Men/Drunkdriver noise duo Uniform.

Mike Gent (of The Figgs) and Doug Gillard @ Hi-Fi Bar
Both The Figgs and Doug Gillard probably played 169 Avenue A a bunch of times back when it was Brownies, so it's nice to have them back in a familiar setting at Hi-Fi.

Madam West, Looms, Piers, Whitewash @ Baby's All Right
This is a free afternoon matinee, so stop by Baby's All Right have some brunch, hit the bloody mary bar and enjoy some up-and-coming bands. On the bill: Whitewash, who make make moody, textural rock with some jazzy tendencies.

The Spits, Pampers, CCR Headcleaner, Tournament @ The Wick
Keeping alive the sound of the Ramones, but maybe even sleazier, The Spits roll through NYC tonight to help celebrate the Acheron's fifth anniversary (though the show is at nearby venue The Wick). It's a great bill of punk/garage openers all around too.

The Flex, Red Death, NYC Headhunters @ Acheron
While the Acheron is celebrating its 5th anniversary at The Wick tonight, it's still hosting its own show too, and it's a good one. Furious UK hardcore band The Flex headline, and before them it's the killer crossover thrash/d-beaters Red Death from DC. Locals NYC Headhunters (mem Vanity) open.

Sick Feeling, PC Worship, Psalm Zero, VHVL, James Place DJs @ 'The Maze' at SELECT Art Fair
Ever wanted to see a bunch of bands play inside a giant maze on the roof of the former Dia Center building? Well you're in luck, as the You Are Here Festival does just that. It's part of the SELECT Art Fair, and tonight features punks Sick Feeling and noisemakers PC Worship.

Peelander Z, Tornavox, Bodega Bay @ Knitting Factory
As anyone who's ever seen them knows, Japanese Action Comic Punks Peelander-Z put on an unforgettable live show, and it's a ton of fun.

Broncho, Strange Names, Winstons @ Rough Trade
Broncho bring garage rock and late '70s power pop together into a mix that's very appealing and makes for some pretty enjoyable live shows.

Traxman, The Present @ Elvis Guesthouse
Traxman hails from the same Chicago footwork scene that gave us the late DJ Rashad (who he recently paid tribute to). Tonight he'll keep the dancefloor moving at new Ave A party spot Elvis Guesthouse.

Trance Lords, Ian Isiah, Iceboi, Doss, Will Fry, Imogene, Mr UNO NYC & Ms Norelation, special guests @ Palisades
It's the fourth anniversary of underground NYC dance label UNO, which in that time has given us Arca, Mykki Blanco, Fatima Al Qadiri, and more great artists. Special guests are promised tonight. Who could they be?

Ende Tymes Festival @ Silent Barn
NYC's "festival of noise and abstract liberation" continues tonight with Bastard Noise, Pharmakon, Dead Machines, Hyena Hive, One Dark Eye, R. Jencks, Granpa and many more.

The Roadside Graves, Peter Stampfel & the Ether Frolic Mob, Out Of System Transfer, Folk Y'all @ Kings County Saloon
NJ folk rockers Roadside Graves haven't released an album since 2011's We Can Take Care of Ourselves, but they're still going as a live band. Tonight they play with folk legend Peter Stampfel.

Jay Z @ Terminal 5
This is Jay Z's first of two shows this week at Terminal 5, a very small venue for a guy who's played multiple nights in a row at Barclays Center. And on top of that, he's promising old songs and deep cuts that he doesn't play live often, which is a pretty amazing treat for a guy with twelve albums ranging from good to great, who usually does hits-filled setlists. The only way in was to enter through TIDAL's contest which is now closed.

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Perfect Pussy at P4k 2014 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)

Glasslands just announced their New Year's Eve show, and now another Williamsburg venue, Baby's All Right, is announcing theirs. It's a stacked, multi-genre night with rapper Mykki Blanco, noise punks Perfect Pussy (who were supposed to play Baby's on NYE last year but dropped off), Ricky Eat Acid, Porches frontman Aaron Maine in his Ronald Paris guise, Sunflower Bean, James K, Dubbel Dutch (DJ), Mr. UNO (DJ), and a "Special Secret Guest" (who could it be?).

Doors open at 7 PM with two hours of open bar from 7-9 PM with Perfect Pussy singer (and solo artist) Meredith Graves DJing. Then EVR radio show Chances With Wolves will be DJing the front room all night after 9 PM.

Tickets go on sale at 10 AM on Tuesday (12/16), and there's an option for some extra dough to also get the "Baby's 2015 Watch" which gets you "free shows for ONE YEAR when you buy this limited edition watch including New Year's Eve (only 100 available!). Some restrictions may apply.

Flyer below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Moon Boots
Moon Boots

There's never a lack of good electronic shows coming up in NYC. Here's a few highlights...

To start, here's some at new-ish Williamsburg dance club Verboten. Hip hop producer Nosaj Thing teams up with Dutch dubstepper Martyn, NY's multi-genre Sebastian Tamayo, and San Francisco house producer Matrixxman for a show at Verboten tonight (6/6). Tickets are available. Martyn is releasing a new album, The Air Between Words, on his new label home of Ninja Tune (he was previously on Brainfeeder) on June 16. The album features his Four Tet collaboration and a collab with former Hype Williams singer (Inga) Copeland, "Love of Pleasure," which you can stream below. That album was prefaced with the Forgiveness EP which came out this week, and Martyn also released a Live at BBC video this week which you can watch below. Martyn and Matrixxman join forces in NYC again this summer for Warm Up.

Pop-house revivalist Moon Boots returns to Verboten on June 12 with his French Express labelmate Perseus and Plastic Plates. He just dropped another typically great single, "Whatever You Need," which you can stream below. Tickets for the show are on sale.

UK house producer/remixer Maya Jane Coles, who recently remixed Booka Shade's "Love Drug" (ft. ex-Azari & III member Fritz Helder), plays with George Fitzgerald and Alex Arnout at Verboten on June 20 (tickets). George also plays the same Warm Up as Martyn and Matrixxman.

DFA's The Juan Maclean hits Verboten on June 26. No other acts billed at the moment, but tickets are on sale.

Moving on to another Williamsburg dance club, Output, where UK hip hop/house producer Star Slinger plays on June 19. You can grab tix.

FIXED also have a couple parties at Output coming up, including one Sunday (6/8) on the venue's roof with a DJ set from NYC duo Blondes (tickets), and another one with veteran DJ/M83 collaborator Ewan Pearson on June 12 (tickets).

FIXED also throw a NYC party tonight (6/6) at Cameo) with James Murphy's pal Eric Duncan and Andrew Blancato. Tickets for tonight's show are available.


London house producer Medlar, who broke through in 2011 with his "Terrell" single, makes his US debut at another FIXED party at Cameo on July 18. Tickets for that one are on sale. Watch the video for "Terrell" below.

In other news, the Night Slugs label celebrates its 6th birthday on June 27 at 88 Palace with many of the usual suspects, Bok Bok, L-Vis 1990, Girl Unit, Mike Dunn and RP Boo (who has an Adult Swim single coming soon). Tickets for that one are on sale now.

Another good show happens at that venue the next night (6/28) with Pearson Sound, Vissacoor, Teengirl Fantasy, Rrose, Sinjin Hawke and Aquarian (tickets).

Speaking of electronic label anniversaries, UNO throws their UNOversary this year on June 14 at Cameo, which doubles as a Northside showcase. CFCF, Aquarian, Gobby, Kuhrye-oo and Feral are all on the bill. Tickets are on sale and you can also try getting in with your Northside badge.

King Britt
King Britt

Veteran Philly DJ King Britt is releasing his first full length as his Fhloston Paradigm alias, The Phoenix, on June 9 via Hyperdub (stream some very promising clips). He'll be in NYC to celebrate that release on July 7 at Cielo where he'll play a special DJ set and a live sci-fi set. Free admission and complimentary vodka cocktails before 11 PM with eflyer, $12 with eflyer after 11 PM, and $20 without eflyer.

Thug Entrancer, who put out his Death After Life LP via Software earlier this year, plays NYC again on June 19 at Cameo with a good lineup of Prism House and Octo Octa. Tix are on sale.

And don't forget tonight you can also catch James Blake DJing Output, which is sold out but a few tickets will be available at the door.

Of course those are just a few of the upcoming electronic shows in NYC. What did we miss? All mentioned streams and videos below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Jacques Renault
Jacques Renault

Pitchfork posted a story yesterday on The New Electronic Brooklyn Underground, where they highlighted the thriving dance parties, labels, and producers that have been coming up in Brooklyn for a few years now and have been experiencing even greater success lately. Some of what they highlighted, like record label UNO and especially their artist Mykki Blanco, have been working their way up so much, they may not even be able to be considered "underground" anymore.

Mykki Blanco is also part of NYC's rising underground rap scene, and along with Angel Haze, CJ Fly, Kirk Knight, and The Underachievers, Mykki is being featured in Spit Gold Under An Empire, a new documentary on the NY rap scene directed by Montreal's Emily Kai Bock, who directed Grimes' "Oblivion" video (via FACT). You can watch the trailer video below.

But back to the electronic stuff. UNO is also responsible for putting out releases by other great artists like Jacques Greene, CFCF, Fatima Al Qadiri, Arca, Gobby, and more. Jacques Greene, who resides in Montreal, is on tour of the US now and he'll be in NYC for a show on February 9 at 88 Palace with Dark Disco and Martyn. All Jacques Greene dates are listed below.

Another party highlighted in the Pitchfork article was Let's Play House, which is a party run by Jacques Renault (not to be confused with Jacques Greene) and Nik Mercer. They've got two upcoming events this month -- first they'll do a free one on January 24 at The Woods (48 S 4 St) with Stockholm producer HNNY (who also plays Le Baron on 1/22 while he's in NYC), and then a co-presented party with The Dog & Pony show at Le Poisson Rouge on January 26 with The Revenge (UK), Mark E, Jacques Renault, and Paul Raffaele (tickets). The flyers for those shows are below. Jacques Renault also has a show tonight (1/18) at The Counting Room (44 Berry St) with Miss Sabado and Son of Sound. Admission is $10 at the door or $5 with RSVP to resonate@misssabado.com.

Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin
Mister Saturday Night

The article also highlights the Mister Saturday Night party, which is run by Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin. They have a bunch of parties coming up, and one of the most interesting ones is FaltyDL (who has an album coming out next week) at House of Yes on January 26. More info on that show and a list of all upcoming Mister Saturday NIght events are below.

The article also talks about Aurora Halal's Mutual Dreaming party, which doesn't have any upcoming events at the moment, but you may remember it from the Hieroglyphic Being show at 285 Kent over the summer.

Lists of dates, video, streams, and flyers below...

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Autre Ne Veut at Church of the Messiah in 2011 (more by Erez Avissar)
Autre Ne Veut

UNO and Software (Ford & Lopatin's Mexican Summer imprint) are throwing a joint party at 285 Kent TONIGHT (6/22) with Mykki Blanco, Autre Ne Veut, Airbird, Gobby, Arca, Napolian, Dutch E. Germ, Don Froth, and UNO and Software DJs. Doors are at 10 PM, admission is $10, and RSVP is open.

Autre Ne Veut will be "premiering the new band with a ton of new music" at tonight's show. His most recent release is 2011's Body EP, which you can stream in full below. Tonight's show is the last in a series of NYC shows Autre Ne Veut has been playing this month, like last week's Studio at Webster Hall show with Xeno & Oaklander and a Shea Stadium show with Beige and Physical Therapy. After that, he'll take a bit of a break before playing Warm Up at PS1 on August 11 with Evian Christ, Howse, Shlohmo, and Photek.

For LA's Napolian (aka Ian Evans), this will be his first NYC show. He released the Rejoice EP on Software earlier this year, which you can stream HERE, and has also remixed labelmate Carlos GIffoni's "Evidence," which you can stream below.

It's also the first NYC gig for LA's Don Froth, who will be sticking around for another NYC show at Tammany Hall on June 30. You can stream some of his tracks below.

Airbird (aka Joel Ford of Ford & Lopatin) released the Trust EP on Software last month, which you can stream a track from below.

Mykki Blanco (who also played UNO's last party at 285 Kent) released the Mykki Blanco & The Mutant Angels EP last month on UNO, and you can stream a track from that below.

The flier for tonight's show, all of those song streams and more below...

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by Andrew Sacher

CFCF at MoMA PS1 in 2010 more by Andrew St. Clair)

NYC record label UNO is celebrating their one-year anniversary (or UNOVERSARY) in Brooklyn at 285 Kent on Saturday (4/21) with CFCF's Night Bus, Arca, Shayne from Hood by Air KUHRYE-OO (live), SFV Acid (live), Fur, Gobby (live), Physical Therapy, and special guests. RSVP is open.

NYC's Arca will be performing material off his new Stretch 1 EP, which you can download for free at UNO's website and stream a track from below. The show will be his live vocal debut.

Montreal producer CFCF is billed as CFCF's Night Bus, so we can only assume he'll be delivering material off of his Night Bus mixes. Night Bus is a genre, or as Gorilla vs Bear puts it, "a feeling." His mixes bring together artists like ASAP Rocky and Oneohtrix Point Never, or Elite Gymnastics and Notorious B.I.G. Download Do U Like NIght Bus? at The FADER and stream Night Bus Mix II below. Also check out a remix of CFCF by Physical Therapy, who is also on the lineup.

One last artist I'd like to highlight from the lineup is Mykki Blanco. She's a cross-dresser who writes poetry and also sings/raps. Check out some videos of her reading poetry (via FADER) and song streams below, one of which was produced by Arca.

All videos and streams below...

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