Entries tagged with: Xenia Rubinos

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Phosphorescent at Outside Lands 2014 (more by Samantha Saturday)
Phos

As discussed, Mobb Deep are playing Knitting Factory on 11/19 to help celebrate the venue's fifth anniversary in its current Brooklyn location. That show is one of many great shows scheduled for the week-long 'Knit Ball: Celebrating 5 Years in Brooklyn.' A few other highlights include Phosphorescent (solo) and Lady Lamb the Beekeeper (solo) teaming up on November 20 (tickets); a solo set from Andrew WK with Xenia Rubinos and The Skins on November 22 (tickets); and a not-free set from comedian Hannibal Buress (who often plays free Sunday shows in the front bar) on Sunday, November 23 (tickets).

The BrooklynVegan-presented Polaris show on 11/21 which Ski Lodge (which is sold out) is part of the week-long celebration too.

Other shows include Moon Hooch and Elephant Wrecking Ball on 11/18 (tickets); ASTR, Ghost Beach and Body Language (DJ) on 11/21 (tickets); MC Chris, MC Lars and Spose on 11/22 (tickets); and "very special guests" are promised for November 17.

Andrew WK has other dates including his January show with Marky Ramone at Gramercy Theatre. All of his dates are listed, with the Knit Ball flyer, below...

Continue reading "Knitting Factory celebrating five years in Brooklyn w/ Andrew WK, Phosphorescent, Lady Lamb, Hannibal Buress & more"

Deerhoof at ATP 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Deerhoof

Eccentric San Franciscans Deerhoof are releasing their twelfth album, La Isla Bonita, on November 4 via Polyvinyl and they've just put out a new single "Paradise GIrls" (via Pitchfork). You can stream that, with previous single "Exit Only," below.

Deerhoof are also going on a tour which kicks off with a three-night run in NYC on November 4, 5 & 6 at Baby's All Right. There's different openers on each night of the run with Xenia Rubinos and Tim Barnes (Silver Jews, Jim O'Rourke, etc) on night 1, Assembly and Zannie Owens with Mount Yucca on night 2, and post-rock vets Trans Am and garage rock newcomers White Reaper on night 3. Tickets for all three nights are on sale now.

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

Continue reading "Deerhoof releasing a new LP, touring, playing 3 Baby's shows w/ Trans Am, Tim Barnes & more (dates, streams)"

Gorilla Biscuits at Black & Blue Bowl in 2011 (more by Jeff "STRESS" Davis)
Gorilla Biscuits
Gorilla Biscuits

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

Xenia Rubinos, Shilpa Ray, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Northern Arms @ Baby's All Right
While Xenia Rubinos and Shilpa Ray -- both exciting performers -- are reason enough to go to this show, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion have been added to the bill as a warm-up for their European tour.

TV Ghost @ Baby's All Right
Stick around after the JSBX/Xenia show for a free midnight performance from Indiana's TV Ghost. They're sorta in the Nick Cave dark postpunk vein.

Tunic, Yonatan Gat, Bueno, Conduct @ Death by Audio
Winnipeg, Manitoba's punky Tunic headline this show that also features onetime Monotonix frontman Yonatan Gat.

Justin Timberlake @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Justin Timberlake may be one of our biggest pop stars, but his last album had more in common with the indie pop/R&B crossover than most of what he's played next to on the radio. Normally JT is playing arenas and stadiums, but tonight he's at the much smaller Hammerstein ballroom.

Gorilla Biscuits, Bouncing Souls, Turnstile @ House of Vans
It's a killer punk double bill at House of Vans tonight with NYC hardcore vets Gorilla Biscuits (whose Walter Schreifels was recently busy with his other veteran band, Quicksand) and NJ melodic punk vets The Bouncing Souls. RSVP is full, and even if you RSVPed entry is first come, first served.

DIIV, LODRO, Regal Degal @ MHOW
DIIV are working out new material on the road, so expect a lot of new material tonight.

Yung Lean @ Palisades
Teenage Swedish rapper Yung Lean is currently in the US. This is his third (and smallest by far) NYC show of the week.

Wild Beasts, Mutual Benefit @ Pier 84, Hudson River Park
The first of three River Rocks shows has sultry UK band Wild Beasts as headliners, with Brooklyn's Mutual benefit as well. If you get there early, you may see BV's Bill Pearis DJing before the bands. Free, doors at 6 PM>

Bambara, Life Size Maps, Baby Acid, Turnip King, Haybaby @ Shea Stadium
A top-to-bottom solid lineup of Brooklyn bands, headlined by the excedingly loud Bambara. Seriously, the whole bill is good.

Hot Chip (DJ Set), KLANGKARUSSELL (DJ Set), Alex English, Headband & Hooligan @ Verboten
Ahead of his solo show at Rough Trade next week, Hot Chip singer Alexis Taylor will spin tunes tonight.

Aerosmith, Slash @ Jones Beach
If you dream of the good ol' days of hard rock, there may be nowhere better to be than Jones Beach tonight.

Jacuzzi, Nadus, Obey City, Budo Kiba Collective, Subset @ Output
Jacuzzi comes all the way from Honolulu to headline this 5-artist bill for Output's weekly INPUT party tonight.

Computer Magic @ MoMA
MoMA Nights series continues this week with the charming electronic pop of Brooklyn's Computer Magic. Free with museum entry.

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

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JSBX @ BKNB (more by Ebru Yildiz)
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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion are gearing up for a European tour that starts this weekend at the Sjock Festival in Belgium. As a warm up, the JSBX will play a surprise hometown NYC gig at Baby's All Right Thursday (7/10) as part of an already pretty cool lineup featuring Xenia Rubinos and Shilpa Ray. Northern Arms are on the bill as well and tickets are still available (Jon Spencer is the "special guest" and the show opener).

Stick around after that show for a free midnight performance with Indiana's dark-n-wild TV Ghost. TEEN and White Arrows will be DJing in the front room.

TV Ghost are currently on tour and will also play NYC on Saturday (7/12) at Cake Shop with Christines, Truthers and EZTV. All tour dates are listed below

Continue reading "Jon Spencer Blues Explosion playing Baby's Thurs. w/ Xenia Rubinos; TV Ghost play too, and Cake Shop & other dates"

Outkast at Sasquatch 2014 (more by Chris & Rae Graham)
Outkast

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

Governors Ball @ Randall's Island
NYC's Governors Ball continues to grow and rival the other major US festivals. It returns today for its first of three days with a ton of great artists including a long-awaited reunion set from Outkast (unfortunately at the same time as Blur/Gorillaz main man Damon Albarn), TV on the Radio, Grimes, Phoenix, Neko Case, La Roux, Jenny Lewis, Washed Out, Janelle Monae, Kurt Vile, and plenty more.

King Khan & The Shrines, Red Mass @ LPR
An excellent, all-Canadian garage-pysch-soul double bill with the wild and awesome King Khan & the Shrines, plus Montreal true believers Red Mass. This is their first of two NYC shows.

Diarrhea Planet, Music Band, Black Wine, GODS @ Asbury Lanes
Nashville garage rockers Diarrhea Planet are one of those bands you "have to see live" and from their raging stage show, it's clear why.

The Spook School, Heathers, Lost Gloves, Light Therapy @ Matchless
This show features two of the highlights of the just-passed NYC Popfest: Scotland's The Spook School make punky indie pop and feature a drummer who could probably host a TV show if rock n' roll doesn't work out; Heathers make scrappy indie rock a la The Wedding Present (who they just might cover).

Syd tha Kyd, White Sea @ Baby's All Right
Interesting double bill at Baby's tonight with a set from Odd Future's Syd tha Kyd and another from White Sea, aka Morgan Kibby's (of M83) other band.

Fucked Up, Big Ups, In School @ Bowery Ballroom
Fucked Up's got a new album out, Glass Boys, which may be their closest yet to a straightforward rock record. But none of that should matter tonight because whether or not Fucked Up are at their most ambitious or just playing it straight, their live shows are a big, sweaty mess of a party. Both openers are good too.

Washed Out, Wunder Wunder @ Brooklyn Bowl
This official Governors Ball afterparty sounds like a chill, danceable evening with Portlandia themesters Washed Out's mellow beats.

Ejecta, Lee Bannon, Dent May, Braveyoung, DJ Gravves, Shaun Durkan (DJ
Set) @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar

Gorilla Vs Bear and Forest Family are curating tonight's BKNB show featuring the clothing-optional dancepop of Ejecta, and Mississippi's under-appreciated Dent May. Free and all-ages.

Delay, Shellshag, Martha, Giant Peach @ Death by Audio
Great bill at DbA tonight with indie rock-leaning pop punks Delay, NYC DIY vets Shellshag, UK indie popsters Martha (who were a highlight of Popfest last weekend), and local indie rockers Giant Peach.

Salt-n-Pepa, Oxymorrons @ Highline Ballroom
Still with the original line-up, hip hop trio Salt n' Pepa should treat tonight's crowd to their stable of teriffic '80s and '90s hits like "Push It," "Whatta Man" and ""Let's Talk About Sex."

AlunaGeorge, Trippy Turtle @ Irving Plaza
AlunaGeorge may be best known for their contribution to Disclosure's "White Noise," but their Body Music LP has plenty of its own good material too.

R Stevie Moore, Jody, Xenia Rubinos, DONCHRISTIAN, Little Band of Sailors, Jimmy Whispers, Alta Vida, DJs JayTram, LeBlaze & Molent Death, Living Things, Rowan, VHVL @ Knockdown Center
A lot of artists on this show at Queens venue Knockdown Center, notably including home recording/lo-fi pioneer R Stevie Moore and eccentric singer/songwriter Xenia Rubinos.

Kayo Dot, Bent Knee @ Littlefield
Kayo Dot's experimental metal pulls from tons of genres outside of metal and makes for a very weird, but totally mesmerizing mix. Always a good live band.

Saintseneca, Memory Map @ Mercury Lounge
Saintseneca aren't drastically different from Arcade Fire, Fleet Foxes, Neutral Milk Hotel and the like, but while all too many bands doing "indie folk" lately are taking the mainstreamized, Mumford-style approach, Saintseneca's DIY style is very appreciated.

James Blake (DJ set), 1-800-Dinosaur, Airhead, Dan Foat, Mr Assister @ Output
James Blake is now as much a singer/songwriter as he is an electronic producer or DJ, but it's worth remembering he's still very good at the latter.

Jucifer, cleanteeth, Mammal @ The Acheron
Sludge duo Jucifer may only have two people, but from the stacks of amps the guitarist packs the stage with, they can still create a massive wall of sound.

Majical Cloudz, Dutch E Germ @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Canadian duo Majical Cloudz are getting ready to go on tour with Lorde -- a strange double bill for anyone who's seen their intense live performances. Here's a chance to see them in a much smaller setting than in the fall.

Nosaj Thing, Martyn, Sebastian Tamayo, Matrixxman @ Verboten
Good electronic bill at Verboten tonight with the hip hop-inspired Nosaj Thing, Dutch dubstepper Martyn, NY's multi-genre Sebastian Tamayo, and San Francisco house producer Matrixxman.

Smokey Robinson @ Beacon Theatre
Singer of some of the best songs with "Tears" in the title -- among many other greats -- Smoky Robinson is a true legend.

Andrew Bird @ BAM
With a new album of Handsome Family covers out now, Andrew Bird plays tonight as part of BAM's RadioLoveFest. Of note, Tift Merritt (no slouch in her own right) is currently part of Bird's band.

Typefighter, Sega Genocide, Pow Wow!, Paper Fleet
DC's Typefighter recently put out their debut album, The End of Everything, which is full of catchy, distorted guitar rock.

Eric Duncan, JDH, Andrew Blancato @ Cameo
It's a FIXED party at Cameo with James Murphy's pal Eric Duncan and more.

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

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Juana Molina at Prospect Park in 2008 (more by Chris La Putt)
Juana Molina

Molina has released two of the very very best records of the past decade in 2006's Son and 2008's Una Dia and they were records that insisted, if you let them in, that you'd develop an almost cult-ish obsession with her, dissatisfaction with near-enough everything else. Wed 21 continues the intrigue, amplifies the obsession, and is 2013's most addictive and compelling album made by anyone anywhere. I have no end-of-year list. Just Wed 21. Top of the pops. King of the hits. A primary work of colour. [The Quietus]
Argentine singer/songwriter Juana Molina released her sixth full length album, Wed 21, via Crammed Discs last year which followed multiple releases on Domino, including its 2008 predecessor, Una Dia. The Spanish-language folktronica album gained much acclaim, including the Quietus review quoted above and a spot in NPR's top albums of 2013 list. If you haven't heard it yet, you can listen on Rdio and stream two of its tracks below.

Last week, Juana came over to the US to support Wed 21 with a tour here. That tour has her in Cambridge tonight (4/14) and hits NYC on Tuesday (4/15) at Le Poisson Rouge. Opening the show is the NYC-based Xenia Rubinos, who also sings some (but not all) of her music in Spanish (she is of Puerto Rican and Cuban descent). Tickets for Tuesday's show are on sale now.

All remaining tour dates are listed, with the song streams, below...

Continue reading "Juana Molina supporting 'Wed 21' on US tour (dates, streams)"

Cat Power at Station to Station in 2013 (more by Lukas Hodge)
Cat Power

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

Cat Power @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (early and late)
The solo shows Chan Marshall has been doing bring her back to the early days of Cat Power when it was just Chan on stage by herself (she does still include new stuff in the setlists though). Tonight she returns to NYC to do the solo thing here again with two shows (6 PM & 9:30 PM) at MHOW.

Iggy Pop, New Order, Patti Smith, Phillip Glass @ Carnegie Hall
It's the annual Tibet House benefit with a typically amazing line-up.

Gary Higgins @ Baby's All Right
Back in 1973, Gary Higgins released the psychedelic folk masterpiece, Red Hash, a record totally ahead of its time that gained the recognition it deserves years later. He remains active, and tonight he performs that record in full at Baby's All Right.

Liam Finn, Shorts @ Union Pool
On his forthcoming album, The Nihilist, Finn played 67 instruments, which actually sounds about right. Anyone who's seen his live shows knows the dude can play anything. And often does! This is the second of his March "Murmuration" residencies.

Sleepers Work, Joel Ford, SHRAF @ Bossa Nova Civic Club
Sleepers Work is the alias of Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist William Flynn who has toured with St. Vincent, and others. No Turn Before The Shoreline is the first full length release from Sleepers Work which shows off his moody, ambient R&B.  Tonight's the record release party for the album. Free.

Xenia Rubinos @ The Mercury Lounge
The eccentric Xenia Rubinos brings her one-of-a-kind show to Mercury Lounge tonight.

Pete Donnelly of The Figgs, Brett Newski, Miles Wick @ Cake Shop
Steeped in the tradition of The Replacements, Cheap Trick and Elvis Costello, The Figgs have been creating great power pop for two decades now, with no signs of stopping any time soon. Tonight frontman Pete Donnelly plays solo.

Sin Fang @ Chez Andre at The Standard Hotel
He's dropped the "Bous" from his moniker but Seabear frontman Sindri Már Sigfússon continues to make dreamy electronics-heavy folk, most recently on 2013's Flowers. This is a free show but you need to RSVP to aohayon@standardhotel.com.

The Allman Brothers Band @ Beacon Theatre
Pioneers of jam bands, and progenitors of blues and southern rock, The Allman Brothers continue their multi-night run at Beacon Theatre tonight.

Dropkick Murphys, Lucero, Skinny Lister @ The Paramount
It wouldn't be St. Patrick's Day week without shows from Dropkick Murphys, and this year they wrap up their two-night stand in the NYC-area with tonight's Long Island show. If you're going, be sure to catch their country punk tourmates Lucero too.

Lorde, Lo-Fang @ Roseland Ballroom
The popular Lorde is on night two of her sold-out three-night run at the soon-to-close Roseland Ballroom with support from the 4AD-signed Lo-Fang.

Tonight's Roosevelt show at Glasslands has been cancelled.

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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Man Man at Williamsburg Park in 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Man Man

Weirdo art rockers Man Man were last in NYC to open for Gogol Bordello on New Year's Eve, and now they're back on the road. This time they're headlining and the similarly arty Xenia Rubinos is tagging along for support. The tour hits NYC at Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight (2/1), and tickets are still available.

All dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Man Man on tour with Xenia Rubinos, playing NYC tonight"

photos by Chris La Putt

CocoRosie at Brooklyn Bowl - 11/10/13
Cocorosie

In support of their new LP, Tales of a Grass Widow, eccentric art pop sister duo CocoRosie went on a North American tour that kicked off at NYC's Webster Hall in October and just wrapped up with another NYC show on Sunday (11/10) at the more intimate Brooklyn Bowl, part of the ongoing Sunday "School Night" series. Opening the show was former Low Anthem member Jocie Adams aka Arc Iris, the synthy Chain Gang of 1974, who you may have recently heard in the trailer for Grand Theft Auto V, and the uniquely talented Xenia Rubinos. David Byrne was in the audience. Maybe he was there to see if Xenia Rubinos would do her Talking Heads cover, though we only saw him watching headliner CocoRosie. Pictures from the show are in this post.

They continue, along with a couple videos, below...

Continue reading "CocoRosie, Xenia Rubinos, Chain Gang of 1974 & Arc Iris @ Brooklyn Bowl (pics & videos)"

CocoRosie at Paper Box in May (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Cocorosie

CocoRosie are currently on tour in support of their newest LP, Tales of a Grass Widow. That tour hit NYC for a big show at Webster Hall earlier this month (10/12), but they've since tacked on a much more intimate NYC show to the end of the tour. The quirky songwriters will play Brooklyn Bowl on November 10 with two other quirky songwriters, Xenia Rubinos and Arc Iris (the new ANTI-signed project of ex-Low Anthem member Jocie Adams). It's one of those 'School Night!' shows which means it's totally FREE but you do have to RSVP. Updated CocoRosie dates are listed, along with the show flyer, below.

Meanwhile, there's another 'School Night!' show happening even sooner. As discussed, Tennis are playing this Sunday (11/3) (one of their two upcoming NYC shows), and since we last spoke, it's been announced that Luke Temple (of Here We Go Magic) and Chalk and Numbers are opening. There will also be listening parties for the new Tennis EP, Small Sound, and the new Cut Copy album. RSVP is still open for this free show.

Tennis have also just made their new EP available to stream on Pitchfork.

All CocoRosie dates are listed, along with some videos, below...

Continue reading "CocoRosie add free Brooklyn Bowl show w/ Xenia Rubinos and Arc Iris to tour; openers announced for Tennis' show"

Vampire Weekend at Roseland in April (more by Robert Altman)
Vampire Weekend

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

Vampire Weekend, Solange, Sky Ferreira @ Barclays Center
FIve years ago, when "A-Punk" was playing everywhere you went, it wasn't entirely predictable that Vampire Weekend would still be achieving baroque pop excellence three albums in. But that's what they've done, and in celebration of that, tonight they try out their skills as an arena rock band at Barclays Center. Get there early for the Dev Hynes-associated pop of Solange and Sky Ferreira.

Pixies, Parquet Courts @ Bowery Ballroom
Pixies might have lost Kim Deal as a member (they have Kim Shattuck of The Muffs in her place) and you might not be huge on their new EP, but this is still three of the four original members of one of the most classic indie rock bands of our time, playing relatively intimate venues. Tonight they wrap up their four-night run in NYC at Bowery Ballroom. Parquet Courts, who can headline a venue that size on their own (and will do so soon) open the show.

Cosmic Psychos, Pampers, Call Of The Wild @ Cake Shop
Australian farmers/proto-grunge band Cosmic Psychos are currently celebrating their 30th anniversary as a band and are touring North America for the first time in a very, very long while. Tonight's the first of two shows at Cake Shop and is with one of NYC's best new(ish) bands, Pampers.

'Blokes You Can Trust' screening @ Over the Eight
While in town for the Cake Shop shows, Cosmic Psychos are also screening their documentary 'Blokes You Can Trust' each night. Tonight it's at Over the Eight and Saturday it screens at Videology, both in Williamsburg.

Charles Bradley and The Menahan Street Band, The Budos Band, Naomi Shelton & Gospel Queens @ Williamsburg Park
It might be a bit colder out than it was for the other Williamsburg Park shows this summer, but throw on a sweater and enjoy some classic soul from the great Charles Bradley.

Nude Beach, Suspicious Beats, Honey @ Mercury Lounge
Brooklyn rockers Nude Beach, who take a punky approach to the classic-style of tunes of Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Costello, play one of their many local shows at Mercury Lounge tonight. Always a good time.

The Selecter @ Gramercy Theatre
While not as well known as their 2-Tone brethren, UK ska vets The Selecter are still essential listening for anyone who owns an album by The Specials or The Beat. Singer Pauline Black is still a pistol live, too.

Phaeleh, The-Drum @ Glasslands
UK atmospheric dubstep producer Phaeleh is over in the US right now, and tonight he'll be bringing the vibes to Brooklyn for a show at Glasslands. Opening is Chicago's also-impressive production duo The-Drum.

L-Vis 1990, Nick Hook @ Le Bain
Two regulars on the NYC electronic scene, L-Vis 1990 (Night Slugs) and Nick Hook (Fool's Gold), team up for a party at Le Bain tonight.

Patti Smith @ Metropolitan Museum Of Art
Patti Smith just announced some club dates, but if you've got tickets to tonight's sold-out event at the Met, you can see her in a less-rock environment doing a tribute to Hildegard of Bingen.

2562, Martyn, Contakt @ Output
Two futuristic dubstep producers, 2562 and Martyn, will join forces to keep the bodies moving all night at Williamsburg dance club Output. NYC's Contakt kicks things off.

Death In June @ The Bell House
While Douglas P is the sole orignial member at this point, uber-influential and controversial neofolk band Death in June are still pushing buttons.

DTCV, No Sky God @ The Bowery Electric
Jim Greer spent time in Guided by Voices and, for many years, was one of SPIN's best writers. His band DTCV (pronounced "detective") make post-VU indie rock.

Jenny Owen Youngs, Mal Blum, Stephen Brodsky @ Union Hall
Cave In's Stephen Brodsky is about to play with his riff-heavy side project Mutoid Man at Saint Vitus on Monday, but tonight he takes his softer solo project to Union Hall, where he'll be joined by fellow singer/songwriters Jenny Owen Youngs and Mal Blum.

Heatsick, Maxmillion Dunbar, Aurora Halal @ 285 Kent Avenue
Two experimental electronic musicians, Heatsick and Maxmillion Dunbar, are teaming up to melt minds at 285 Kent tonight. Mutual Dreaming's Aurora Halal is on the bill too.

Bad Side, Fuck SS, Brain Slug, Pleasure Industry @ Acheron
Bad Side, who Paint It Black called the best current hardcore band in Philly, and who will open for Kill Your Idols at Santos in November, will be in NYC tonight to headline a show at Brooklyn punk/metal club Acheron. Also on the bill is fellow Philly band Fuck SS and two Brooklyn punk bands, Brain Slug and Pleasure Industry. Stream Bad Side's just-released Everybody Wants Something From Me 7" below.

Coke Weed, Light Heat, Peter Bauer (of The Walkmen), pow wow! @ Shea Stadium
Peter Bauer is pulling double duty at this show tonight. The Walkmen bassist is playing as part of Light Heat (ex Mazarin) and is also making his solo live debut tonight.

Fred Frith @ Roulette
Avant-garde guitar great is performing his 1980 album Gravity at Roulette with a large group of musicians. If you can't make it tonight, he does it again tomorrow too.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band @ McKittrick Hotel
It's the first of two nights for My Morning Jacket collaborators Preservation Hall Jazz Band at McKittrick Hotel (where they also did a residency in July).

San Fermin, Alexandra Steward @ Le Poisson Rouge
Making music equally indebted to indie rock and theatre, San Fermin released their debut album this week and tonight's the record release party. Fans of the Dessner brothers, DIrty Projectors and RENT, take note.

The Lindsey Buckingham Appreciation Society, Dave Hill @ Littlefield
Fleetwood Mac's world tour has already hit NYC so what's a fan to do tonight? Go see this skilled tribute act perform Tusk in its entirety. Plus our pal Dave HIll opens and, just guessing, might make an appearance for a guitar solo or two.

Ian Hunter @ City Winery
He's not a young dude anymore but former Mott the Hoople singer Ian Hunter still wears shades onstage. His most recent album, When I'm President , got pretty good reviews.

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

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James Murphy on S.S. Coachella 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
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OBN IIIs @ Emo's Austin, 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
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Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

Paul Weller, Matthew Ryan @ Apollo Theater
The Modfather plays his first of three NYC tonight at the legendary Harlem venue. Expect well-tailored suits, consummate professionalism, and a smattering of classic songs from throughout his 30+ year career.

Matt Pond, Ex Cops, Laura Stevenson @ Brooklyn Bowl
Two emo-y indie rock singer/songwriters Matt Pond and Laura Stevenson are sharing a bill at Brooklyn Bowl tonight, and Ex Cops will be joining them, playing an acoustic set.

Heliotropes, The Suzan @ Brooklyn Museum
Two solid local bands team up for the Audiophile series at Brooklyn Museum tonight. Free with museum admission.

Night Birds, Red Dons, Livids, Foster Care @ Cake Shop
Surfy skate punks Night Birds and their Grave Mistakes labelmates Red Dons continue their NYC-area run at Cake Shop tonight. Also of note on this bill is LIvids, the new project of New Bomb Turks' Eric Davidson.

OBN IIIs, Ex-Cult, Pampers @ Death By Audio
If you like big rock riffs delivered with a punk rock attitude via a singer who demands his crowds to be in the moment, you won't want to miss OBN IIIs who are playing their second NYC show with Ex Cult. It's gonna be hot, sweaty and in-your-face.

Bear In Heaven, Quinn Walker @ Glasslands
Glasslands celebrates its seventh birthday tonight with a party featuring Bear in Heaven, Suckers main man Quinn Walker and perhaps some surprises too. $5 at the door.

Luke Temple, TEEN, White Bike @ Knitting Factory
While he's stayed busy with Here We Go Magic of late, main man Luke Temple plays solo tonight with support from TEEN --whose singer Teeny was in HWGM -- keeping things in the family.

The Muffs @ Maxwell's
The final days of Maxwell's continue with another great show tonight: '90s era indie punks The Muffs, who are playing their first NYC-area shows since 2011 this week. Tonight is sold out, but you can also catch them again tomorrow at The Bell House (not sold out).

Adam Green & Binki Sharpiro, Hooray For Earth, Tim harrington @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
This is the kickoff event to the four-day Animation Block Party which happens at a few different Brooklyn venues. Les Savvy Fav's Tim Harrington will be your MC for the evening that will includes a few animated shorts in addition to the live music.

James Murphy (DJ Set), Eric Duncan @ Output
Ever since the breakup of LCD Soundsystem, it's pretty much been interesting to see just about anything that James Murphy does, even if it's only DJing. (Though some who went to the DFA Anniversary might argue that.) Get ready for a lot of disco.

Wampire, Ume, The Vandelles @ Pianos
Ume came through town to open for Trail of Dead at Maxwell's two nights ago, but they've stuck around to bring the wild hair n' guitars to a smaller show tonight. It's also been revealed that Wampire, who opened for Smith Westerns last night, are tonight's special guest.

Foxygen, Thao Nguyen & The Get Down Stay Down @ Pier 84 (FREE)
The second of this summer's River Rocks series features an appealing bill of Foxygen (climbing their way to the top) and Thao Nguyen, plus openers The Aves. Free!

Smokey Robinson @ Seaside Summer Concerts (FREE)
"Tears of a Clown," Coney Island, sunset...it's free. What more reason do you need?

Caged Animals, Potty Mouth, Shark?, Toons @ Shea Stadium
Here's a strong night of indie rock, headlined by the big-hearted pop of Caged Animals whose new album is out at the end of the summer.

Bust Magazine 20th Anniversary w/ Julie Klausner (Emcee), Cibo Matto, Amber Tamblyn, Har Mar Superstar, Murray Hill, Jessi Klein @ The Bell House
Come celebrate Bust Magazine's 20th anniversary with this great line-up of funny folk and entertaining musicians. In addition to the live entertainment, Jonathan Toubin and DJ Samson will be onhand for DJ sets. Tickets are still available.

JD Samson (host), Eli Escobar, Lauren Flax, Amber Valentine, Alinka @ Union Pool
After JD Samson handles the boards at the Bust anniversary, she'll head to Union Pool to host a free PAT party ("a dance party for anyone from anywhere wearing anything and loving whoever they want"). 10 PM start.

Tegan & Sara @ The Paramount
After opening two big NYC shows for fun., and then playing their own thing at the MLB Fan Cave last night, Tegan & Sara are doing another of their own NYC-area shows in Long Island. And this one is for a good cause.

The Twelves, JDH & Dave P @ Le Poisson Rouge
Tonight Glasslands hosts a FIXED party headlined by Brazilian remix/production duo The Twelves.

Bombino @ Metrotech
Nigerien guitarist and songwriter Omara "Bombino" Moctar plays a free lunchtime show today as part of BAM's R&B Festival.

Bernie Worrell Orchestra @ NJPAC
Bernie Worrell, who spent time in Parliament-Funkadelic and Talking Heads, brings his Bernie Worrell Orchestra to NJ tonight.

BeBe Winans, Alicia Olatuja @ Prospect Park Bandshell
Free Celebrate Brooklyn! shows in Prospect Park continue tonight.

Ducktails @ MoMA
The MoMA Nights series continues tonight with Real Estate side project Ducktails. Regular museum admission applies.

The Monkees' 'Head' @ Videology (FREE)
The original boy band, The Monkees' tossed their pop stardom in a can and set it on fire with this trippy countercultural statement of a film that was co-written by Jack Nicholson (!). Sometimes brilliant, sometimes awful, it's definitely worth seeing. 8 PM, free.

Awkwafina, Wynter Gordon, Erin Markey, Xenia Rubinos @ Housing Works (FREE)
It's an evening of "noteworthy singer/songwriters" and an eclectic one at that. Erin Markey falls on the comedy/performance art side of things, and Rubinos' style is hard to pigeonhole. The NY Times' Elisabeth Vincentelli this panel discussion.

My Brightest Diamond, Emily Wells, Kronos Quartet (with special guest Mariana Sadovska) @ Damrosch Bandshell (FREE)
KRONOS at 40 continues tonight as part of the Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival. Joining the Kronos Quartet tonight will be My Brightest Diamond, Emily Wells, and more.

Monkey: Journey to the West @ Lincoln Center
Damon Albarn, Chen Shi-Zheng, and Jamie Hewlett's musical take on one of China's most famous tales is part opera, part Cirque du Soleil.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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Antibalas at Capitol Theatre in 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
Antibalas

Music Frees All Festival returns to various NYC venues this weekend (7/17-21) including Bowery Electric, Rockwood Music Hall, and The Bell House. The main event of the festival happens on Saturday (7/20) at the Bell House with Antibalas, The Stepkids, Pegasus Warning, and DJ Prince Paul. Tickets for that individual show are on sale now, as are tickets for the entire festival. Proceeds will go to help producer Scotty Hard (De La Soul, Black Sheep, etc) who, in 2008, was paralyzed from the chest down after a stolen car broadsided the taxi he was in. If you'd like to go for free, we're also giving away a free festival pass. Details on how to enter to win are below.

Other artists playing this weekend include Xenia Rubinos, Cuddle Magic, EMEFE, Chicha Libre, Zongo Junction and more. Full lineup and flyer below...

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Wilco collaborators Lucius are headlining a hometown show in Brooklyn at Music Hall of Williamsburg on August 14. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Another Brooklyn band, Escort headlines the similarly sized Bowery Ballroom on August 17. Tickets for that show go on sale Wednesday (7/3) at noon.

Silversun Pickups play a Long Island show on August 7 at The Paramount two days after their other NYC-area show at The Capitol Theatre. Tickets for the Paramount and the Capitol Theatre are available.

You can still grab tickets (but "not many left") to the newly-added Beyonce show at Barclays Center in December.

Xenia Rubinos, who will be the musical guest on 'Beginnings' at UCB East tonight (7/2), plays a hometown show at Mercury Lounge on July 13 with Helado Negro. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

People Get Ready are playing Knitting Factory on August 9. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Frankie Rose @ Celebrate Brooklyn 2012 (more by Ryan Muir)
Frankie Rose

Frankie Rose is busy finishing up her third solo record, which is titled Herein Wild, and due out early fall 2013. She also has a couple shows coming up, including playing next weekend (7/6) at Brooklyn Museum's free Target First Saturdays.

UPDATE: She's not playing solo now, but her other band Beverly is.

The music portion of the day is a diverse line-up that includes The Hungry March Band, Michael Hill's Blues Mob and hip-hop group Brown Bag All Stars. Frankie plays at 7 PM.

Frankie will also be playing day 1 (Friday, 7/19) of 2013 Pitchfork Festival.

Brooklyn Museum also hosts the Audiophile Series, which will have Heliotropes and The Suzan on July 25 and Xenia Rubinos and DJ Rizzla on August 15. Those shows are free with museum admission (which is a suggested donation).

Thermals @ 285 Kent, March 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield) thermals

today in NYC
* Q-Tip @ Cielo
* Kim Smith @ Joe's Pub
Dave Davies @ City Winery
* Laura Marling @ Roulette
* Slavic Soul Party @ Barbes
* Secret Chiefs 3 @ The Stone
* Dawn Richard @ Gramercy Theatre
* Pantha Du Prince @ West Park Church
* Kuroma, Fort Lean, IDEATH @ Glasslands
* CAROL LIPNIK and SPOOKORAMA @ Barbes
* Della Mae, Margaret Glaspy @ The Rock Shop
* Tica Douglas, Woof Woof, Hayley Coupon @ Cameo Gallery
* Deiphago, Mutant Supremacy, Damnatum, Agrath @ Saint Vitus
* Wakey!Wakey!, Michael Daves, Ana Egge @ Rockwood Music Hall
* The Thermals, Screaming Females, Hop Along @ Bowery Ballroom
* Alex Bleeker & The Freaks, Spectre Folk, King Cyst @ Knitting Factory
* A conversation with J. Cole and Elliott Wilson @ Highline Ballroom
* Apache Dropout, Blank Realm, Three Tsunamis, Pop Zeus @ Death By Audio
* John Talabot, Pional, Lemonade, JDH & Dave P @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Gobby, SFV Acid, Fur, Kuhrye-oo, Ian Isia, fLako, Pick A Piper, Shadowbox, Lavina Yelb, Kraftmatiks @ Le Baron
* You Bred Raptors?, Two Seconds to Midnight, Pillow Theory, The Karma Exchange, Dave Wanamaker @ The Mercury Lounge

The Thermals bring their tour in support of their new Desperate Ground LP to NYC for their first of two Bowery Ballroom shows tonight. As discussed, Screaming Females open both dates, and Hop Along opens tonights show. Since we last spoke, Don GIovanni band Black Wine were added to Wednesday's (5/29) show.

Back in March, The Thermals came to NYC for a few shows including Ace Hotel's '5 at 5' series. Check out a video of them playing an acoustic version of "You Will Be Free" from their new album at that Ace Hotel show, below.

Alex Bleeker & the Freaks' new album, How Far Away, is out today on Woodsist. The band play a record release show tonight at Knitting Factory with Spectre Folk (who count Steve Shelley as a member) and Big Troubles side project King Cyst. Tickets for tonight's show are still available. You can also listen to the album in the Knit's front room at 6PM where it'll be spinning on vinyl. You can also bring your own vinyl and they'll play it too as part of the club's new Tuesday series, Release and Rewind. The front room is free. You can stream a track from their new album below.

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Xenia Rubinos, who has a bunch of NYC shows coming up, covered Talking Heads' "Psycho Killer" for AV Club's "Undercover" series and you can watch that performance below.

Disclosure's single "You & Me" (feat. Eliza Doolittle) from their upcoming debut album, Settle, which was already remixed by Baauer, was just remixed by Toro y Moi. Check that one out below.

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Xenia

With little more than keyboards, drums and her powerful pipes, Brooklyn's Xenia Rubinos has forged her own sound which can be heard on her new album, Magic Trix, which is out now on Ba Da Bing. You can stream a few songs from the album and check out a couple videos below.

As mentioned, Xenia is playing Brooklyn Museum's 'Audiophile' series on August 15. It's one of a bunch of local shows she has scheduled this summer. She's also got two dates with Sinkane: June 14 at Brooklyn Bowl as part of Northside Fest (tickets) and June 16 at Maxwell's (tickets).

She's also playing 285 Kent on July 11, and then a Summer Splash Concert Cruise on August 12 with Los Amigos Invisibles (tickets). She's got a few non-NYC dates too, and all are listed below.

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Midnight Magic @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar 2011 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin]

The Brooklyn Museum is back with another season of concerts in their Audiophile series. You maybe checked out Ava Luna and Lushlife a couple weeks ago (4/18). The next one happens May 16 and features electro-disco ensemble Midnight Magic and Teengirl Fantasy. In addition to the music, Nail artists Jessica Washick, Eda Levenson, and Ami Vega will also be on hand doing one-of-a-kind nail designs ($25 - $50). The concert is free with museum admission ($12 suggested donation). 7 PM.

Audiophine happens again on July 25 with BV faves Heliotropes and Japanese party band The Suzan. Speaking of, Heliotropes (who'll be at 4Knots this summer) were the musical guest on The Chris Gethard Show this week and you can watch that episode below. (FF to 23 minutes and 51 minutes for their performances.)

Brooklyn Museum is also doing a couple dance parties. On June 20, they'll have DJ collective I Love Vinyl for a celebration of the 65th anniversary of the LP. Then on August 15, it's DJ Rizzla and a live performance from Xenia Rubinos. Both these events run from 7 - 10 PM and are free with museum admission.

Video of Heliotropes on the Chris Gethard show is below.

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Lady Lamb the Beekeeper at Knitting Factory - 2/23/13
Lady Lamb The Beekeeper

Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, aka Brooklyn folk singer Aly Spaltro, released her newest album, Ripely Pine, last week (2/19) via Ba Da Bing, and played a few Northeast shows in support of it this month, including a NYC show over the weekend at Knitting Factory on Saturday (2/23) with Xenia Rubinos and Cuddle Magic. It was a full band show for Lady Lamb, featuring members of both openers, members of Pearl and the Beard, and her father on guitar. Pictures from that show are in this post, and you can check out more of them below, along with the new video for "The Nothing Pt II" off Ripely Pine, and song streams of two other tracks, "Bird Balloons" and "Rooftop."

Lady Lamb the Beekeeper and Xenia Rubinos, who also played the Knitting Factory show, will be playing a couple more shows this March and then heading out on a full tour together in May, which comes back to NYC on May 11 at Glasslands. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

A list of all tour dates, more pictures from Saturday's show, and those song streams and video below...

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Still from the "Jump Ship" video
Jump Ship still

Railbird have just released a video for their slinky single "Jump Ship" which you may have already heard and features Sean Rowe and Phantogram's Sarah Barthel. We've got the premiere of the video right here and you can watch it below.

Railbird have a few shows coming up, including two in NYC: Thursday, August 23 at Cameo with Celestial Shore and Zula; and September 7 at The Rock Shop with Xenia Rubinos and Lady Lamb the Beekeeper. You can get tickets at the door for the Cameo show but there are advance tickets for The Rock Shop.

All tour dates are listed below, along with the "Jump Ship" video.

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