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photo: The Sword in Austin, 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

The Sword, Royal Thunder @ Webster Hall
Tonight Webster Hall hosts a double dose of throwback proto-metal style riffs from The Sword and Royal Thunder. They're supporting the new albums High Country (on Razor & Tie) and Crooked Doors (on Relapse), respectively.

Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders, Waltz, Okay Kaya, Fascinator (DJ Set) @ Baby's All Right
Jack Ladder & the Dreamlanders seem like the kind of band teleported straight from 1985 -- specifically the set of Miami Vice -- with liquid, Japan-style bass, glassine synths, stabs of effected guitar and Ladder's enormous baritone croon front and center. Add to that wildcard guitarist Kirin J. Callinan, they're a fun time.

Glen Hansard, August Wells @ Beacon Theater
Glen Hansard released new solo album, Didn't He Ramble, earlier this fall which was produced by frequent collaborator Doveman, but expect songs from throughout his career (The Frames, The Swell Season, and Once).

Neil DeGrasse-Tyson @ Kings Theatre
Host of Cosmos and StarTalk!, DeGrasse-Tyson presents this show titled "Delusions of Space Enthusiasts" that explores "the perennial mismatch between collective expectations of where we should be in space by now and the geopolitical, cultural, and economic realities that limit it.."

Kelela, Kelsey Lu @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
The "alt-R&B" trend has been adopted by some of the biggest names in pop, but even as the style increasingly enters the mainstream Kelela maintains her highly experimental version of it. Tonight's the first of two NYC shows in support of this year's Hallucinogen EP on Cherry Coffee/Warp.

Elvis Depressedly, LVL UP, Yohuna @ Shea Stadium
Two Run for Cover Records-associated artists with a knack for slacker/lo-fi indie, Elvis Depressedly and LVL UP, team up for this show.

Punderdome 3000 Hosted by Jo and Fred Firestone @ Littlefield
Comedian Jo Firestone and her dad, Fred, host this live game show that encourages you to be the cheesiest you can. The bigger the groan, the better.

Yo Gotti @ S.O.B.'s
Memphis rapper Yo Gotti has been promising his new album The Art of Hustle, and earlier this year released its single "Rihanna" (ft. Young Thug). We can probably expect that and some older favorites tonight.

Vanessa Carlton, Joshua Hyslop @ City Winery
It's been over a decade since Vanessa Carlton was inescapable on MTV/mainstream radio thanks to "A Thousand Miles," "Ordinary Day" and "White Houses," but for this year's Liberman (on Dine Alone Records) she's toned down the radio-ready production and is arguably a stronger songwriter than ever. Tonight's the second of two release shows.

Bleachers, Sara Bareilles, Mike Birbiglia, Elle King, Andrew Dost, Jacqueline Novak & more @ New World Stages
This is "The 2nd Annual Talent Show" featuring a host of music, theatre and comedy names with proceeds going to support New Alternatives' work with LGBTQ Youth.

Spector, Slothrust, Total Makeover @ Saint Vitus
UK band Spector have picked up some buzz in their home country for a sound that's not far removed from Editors. Tonight's their first of two NYC shows this week.

NoMBe, Slow Sugar, Hembree, Mail The Horse, Austin Plaine, Jon Bryant, Sara Hartman, HALFBLUUD, Victoria Reed, Katie Boeck, You Won't, Michael Daves @ Rockwood Music Hall
It's the monthly Communion night that takes over all three stages at Rockwood.

Cake Shop Comedy @ Cake Shop
If you miss Big Terrific and Hannibal Buress' Sunday night show at Knit, and are looking for a new free, weekly comedy show that happens in a rock club and sometimes has big name talent stop by unexpectedly, "Cake Shop Comedy" might do the trick. Tonight's guests are Sabrina Jones, Liza Treyger, Chloe A. Hilliard, Noah Gardenswartz, Amber Nelson, Nimesh Patel, and Nicole Byer.

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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The 2014 SXSW Festival is coming up soon -- March 11 - 16 in Austin, Texas -- and they've just announced the third round of showcasing bands which is a massive update. That includes Mary Timony's Ex Hex (who we just speculated about), Dum Dum Girls, Natural Child, Ratking, Buffalo Daughter, Action Bronson, Perfect Pussy, Nothing, Windhand, Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten, Vic Mensa, Deniro Farrar, Roosevelt, Pure Bathing Culture and a whole lot more. Full list of third round bands is listed below.

Continue reading "SXSW 2014 announces third round of showcasing artists"

rainy Saturday at Boston Calling Music Festival (via Kevin Begley)
Boston Calling

The first-ever Boston Calling Music Festival went down over the weekend (5/25-26) at Boston's City Hall Plaza. It was headlined by The National (whose Aaron Dessner also curated it, and who just did lots of album celebrating in NYC), and also included sets by The National's tourmates Dirty Projectors, The Shins (who also played a NYC show this past weekend), The Walkmen (who play a free show during Northside), Youth Lagoon (who open The National's Barclays Center show), and more.

Despite the rain and cold temperatures we were faced with over the weekend, the inaugural festival still seemed to be a success and festival organizers have already announced that Boston Calling will return this fall on September 7 and 8. The fall lineup is being headlined by Vampire Weekend on the Saturday, along with sets by Local Natives, The Gaslight Anthem, Bat For Lashes, Deer Tick, Okkervil River, and more; and headlined by Passion Pit on the Sunday, along with sets from Kendrick Lamar, Major Lazer, Solange, Flosstradamus, Flume, and more. Full lineup below (via Pitchfork).

Early bird 2-day passes go on sale Friday (5/31) at 10 AM and single day tickets go on sale June 7.

Both Local Natives and Kendrick Lamar also play NYC festival Governors Ball in June, which is only one of Kendrick's upcoming festival appearances in the NYC-area. Vampire Weekend and Solange play a NYC show together, and Solange also plays a free show during Northside. Major Lazer and Flosstradamus will hit NYC for their Mad Decent Block Party. And The Gaslight Anthem play two NYC shows this summer too.

Full Boston Calling fall lineup and flyer below...

Continue reading "first-ever Boston Calling Music Festival happened, happening again in the fall (Passion Pit, Vampire Weekend, Kendrick Lamar & more)"

The Strokes

SXSW is no doubt a great way to see a lot of bands in a short amount of time and can be a lot of fun. But it can also be a little much for some. If you'd like to see many of the same bands but in a more genteel setting, you might be interested in The Savannah Stopover which happens the weekend before SXSW (March 7 - 9) in at various clubs in Savannah, Georgia. Over 100 bands will play, including Of Montreal, Merchandise, Mac DeMarco, Chelsea Light Moving, Hunters, Braids, Delicate Steve, Turbo Fruits, Ducktails and loads more.

Tickets ($30 per day or $75 for three-day pass) are on sale now and more info is at Savannah Stopover's website. The full announced lineup is below.

Continue reading "of Montreal, Chelsea Light Moving, Merchandise, Mac DeMarco, & more playing Savannah Stopover before SXSW"

CMJ

The full list of artists confirmed for the 2012 CMJ Music Marathon so far is below...

Continue reading "CMJ 2012 initial lineup announced"