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photo: Total Control @ FFF Fest 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Total Control

Total Control, Crazy Spirit, Nandas @ Palisades
Total Control's Mikey Young is touring-adverse (he is a very busy mastering engineer among other things) so this short tour they're on is pretty rare. NYC is lucky with two chances to see them. Who knows if they'll tour again? Don't miss out.

U2 @ MSG
Rock and pop superstars U2 wrap up their eight-show run at Madison Square Garden tonight. Many of the shows have had special guests... might they pull out all the stops for this final show?

Veruca Salt, Charly Bliss @ Webster Hall
Comeback albums are often approached with a raised eyebrow, but Veruca Salt's first album with the original lineup in 20 years picked up right where they left off, making hooky, crunchy rock. Charly Bliss, who probably own a copy of American Thighs, open the show and are worth catching.

TV Girl, Jerry Paper, Novelty Daughter @ Shea Stadium
TV Girl released the highly-underrated French Exit last year which is a nice mix of indie pop, an early '90s/Daisy Age approach to sampling/beats, and a highly cynical lyrical view of relationships. Their live show is fun, too. Bathrobed eccentric Jerry Paper is also on this bill.

Blizzard Babies, Honey Radar, Arm Candy, Glueboy, Will Neibergall @ Silent Barn
Indiana's Honey Radar make sludgy, overdriven pop as can be heard on their excellent new EP, The Rabbit's Voice. If you dug Sic Alps or '90s-era Slumberland Records bands, you should definitely catch them at one of their NYC shows this weekend.

Tiny Hazard, Big Thief, Good Field, Reservations @ Trans-Pecos
Austin's Reservations began as a folky duo of Jana Horn and Paul Price, having released a self-titled EP in 2012. Since then they've added drummer Jason Baczynski and have just released their debut full-length, Taking Time. With a smoky/dusty sound, you can draw comparisons to Widowspeak or Sharon Van Etten, but Reservations are doing their own thing too. Good Field (which is fronted by Price) plays as well.

R. Ring, Nina Nastasia @ The Bell House
R. Ring is Kelley Deal of the Breeders and Mike Montgomery of Ampline and make folky pop that echoes back to Deal's other band but in  a much gentler way.

Big K.R.I.T., Angel Haze, The D.R.E.A.M Ring @ Prospect Park
Big K.R.I.T. and Angel Haze are both killer rappers, so seeing them together at a free show in a nice outdoor environment sounds like a pretty great way to spend a Friday night.

Blake Mills, Gabriel Kahane @ City Winery
Fiona Apple just played three nights at City Winery with Watkins Family Hour. She has a break in her schedule tonight, and that same venue hosts a set from her frequent collaborator Blake Mills. Hmm...

Smashing Pumpkins, Marilyn Manson @ Jones Beach
While Smashing Pumpkins' recent recorded output doesn't quite live up to their '90s material (last year's Monuments to an Elegy wasn't half bad though), this tour is especially worth seeing because original drummer Jimmy Chamberlin is back in the fold. Marilyn Manson co-headlines.

Daniel Romano, Wild Leaves @ Rough Trade
Daniel Romano makes raw country with influences dating back to the 1940s but an undeniably modern sound. His new album If Ive Only One Time Askin' is good stuff.

Thou, False, Forn, Sunrot @ Saint Vitus
Baton Rouge sludge metallers Thou have been pretty prolific lately. Last year's Heathen isn't getting old at all, and they already followed it with a collaborative album with The Body. Their black metal tourmates False recently put out their debut album after years of promising splits and EPs.

Jeff Rosenstock, Dan Andriano In The Emergency Room, Pet Symmetry, High Dive @ Webster Hall Marlin Room
This bill is pretty great all around. Co-headining are Jeff Rosenstock, who has not one but two good indie-punk albums out this year (a solo LP and a collaboration with Chris Farren), and Alkaline Trio co-frontman Dan Andriano, whose new album is produced by Jeff. Opening are hooky punks Pet Symmetry (one of the many bands to feature Evan Weiss) and scrappy pop punks High Dive.

Eartheater, Shadowbox + Soft Circle @ Trans-Pecos
Eartheater, the deeply psychedelic solo project of Guardian Alien member Alexandra Drewchin, plays Trans-Pecos tonight with a collaborative set from two other experimental musicians, Shadowbox and Soft Circle.

The Mystery Lights, Acid Dad, Jungle Green @ Our Wicked Lady
Perhaps Brooklyn's best garage-psych outfit, The Mystery Lights play this new Bushwick spot tonight with fellow fuzz-lovers Acid Dad. This show is free.

Erol Alkan, Fort Romeau, JDH & Dave P @ Output
Producer, remixer, one-half of prog-dance duo Beyond the Wizard's Sleeve, and Todd Rundgren collaborator Erol Alkan has impeccable taste and impressive DJ skills.

Ronald Paris, True Blue @ Baby's All Right
This was supposed to be the first of two NYC shows for Finnish artist Jaakko Eino Kaveli who had to cancel his trip due to dreaded visa issues. Porches' Ronald Paris stays on the bill and the show is now free.

Parlor Walls @ Fulton Stall Market
South Street Seaport's multi-use Fulton Stall Market is hosting free shows on Friday. The space is nice, there's bar and a secluded courtyard...worse ways to spend a couple hours after work on a Friday.

Chain and the Gang, Shilpa Ray @ BSP Kingston
Ian Svenonius' current rock n' roll concern, Chain and the Gang, will start their tour with Thurston Moore soon but play this Kingston, NY show tonight first. If you're out that way and going, Shilpa Ray is awesome too.

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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Tickets for the Cult of Luna and Kylesa show at Gramercy Theatre go on Live Nation/Music Geeks presales at 10 AM (Music Geeks password = musicgeeks).

Tickets for the Caspian and Circle Takes the Square show at Rough Trade go on AmEx presale at noon.

Tickets for the Vaccines shows at Rough Trade go on sale at noon.

Shilpa Ray is playing Rough Trade on October 1. Tickets go on sale at noon.

Tickets for the second Duran Duran show at Capitol Theatre are on sale now. The first is sold out.

Tickets to see Defeater and Superheaven opening for Four Year Strong at Gramercy Theatre are on sale now.

Tickets for the BrooklynVegan-presented Cayetana, Chumped, Thin Lips show at Baby's All Right are on sale.

Tickets for the BrooklynVegan-presented L7 show at Warsaw are on sale.

Tickets for the BrooklynVegan-presented High On Fire, Pallbearer, Lucifer, Venomous Maximus show at Irving Plaza are on sale (MHOW too).

Tickets for the BrooklynVegan-presented Babes in Toyland show at Irving Plaza are on sale.

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

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

photo: Run the Jewels @ FFF Fest 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
Run the Jewels

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

Run The Jewels, Vince Staples, Sleigh Bells @ 50 Kent (NORTHSIDE)
After long-running and consistently great separate careers, El-P and Killer Mike joined forces and deservedly catapulted themselves further into the public eye than ever before. Making this show even better is rising rap star of the moment Vince Staples, and loud pop duo Sleigh Bells.

Zola Jesus, Blanck Mass, Container @ Warsaw (NORTHSIDE)
Zola Jesus has been making quality dark pop for years now, most recently on 2014's Taiga (her first for Mute). Two noisy electronic artists open this show.

Le1f, Princess Nokia, DJ HVAD @ Brooklyn Bowl (NORTHSIDE)
Eccentric rapper Le1f headlines POP Montreal's Northside showcase at Brooklyn Bowl tonight.

Institute, Anasazi, Cheena, Mommy @ Palisades (NORTHSIDE)
Institute (mem Wiccans, Glue) recently put out their new record on Sacred Bones, which features a contribution from Parquet Courts' Andrew Savage (also previously of Wiccans), and PC's style isn't too far removed from what Institute are doing here. A few good local punk and post-punk bands open the show.

Vatican Shadow, Shifted, 400PPM, Dual Action @ Home Sweet Home (Nothing Changes)
Yesterday, Prurient was the special guest at Saint Vitus, and today main man Dominick Fernow plays NYC with another of his projects, Vatican Shadow. This show goes laaaate.

The Sun Ra Arkestra, PC Worship, Shilpa Ray @ Rough Trade (NORTHSIDE)
Keeping alive the music of the late groundbreaking jazz musician Sun Ra is longtime sideman Marshall Allen, who leads The Sun Ra Arkestra. Tonight's show is good all around with local noise rockers PC Worship and punk blues singer Shilpa Ray.

Enabler, Meek is Murder, White Widows Pact, Mary Todd @ Acheron
The killer double-billed hardcore tour of Enabler and Meek Is Murder rolls through NYC tonight. Enabler are releasing their new album, Fail to Feel Safe, later this year via Century Media, and Meek Is Murder recently dropped their newest, Onward/Into the Sun.

Girlschool, Crucified Barbara, Old James, Velvet Black @ Saint Vitus
The UK's Girlschool have long been associated with Motorhead, and like that band they've been churning out hard rock for decades. Their newest album is due this summer, 35 years after their debut, Demolition.

Light Asylum, Honduras, eskimeaux, American Wrestlers @ UO Live Stage (NORTHSIDE)
With part of Bedford Ave closed to auto traffic, there's live music set up right on the street (Bedford/N5) and this day show features a diverse lineup, including electro act Light Asylum and guitar-pop band Honduras.

Jackson Scott @ Rough Trade
Living in the same sonic universe as Ty Segall, Mikal Cronin (or Tame Impala), Jackson Scott's got a swirling psych sound that's equal parts chunky riffs and big pop hooks.  This is a free afternoon show, starts at 2 PM.

Viet Cong, SannhetGirl Band @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (NORTHSIDE)
While there are definite echoes of Gang of Four, Wire, Neu!, Joy Division and other postpunk/kraut influences, Viet Cong don't really sound like any of them. It's a weird, complex blend of those things, put through a kaleidoscopic lens filter that's best experienced live. This is their second of two Northside shows with intense Irish group Girl Band and tonight's show is extra great, because Brooklyn post-metal trio Sannhet round out the bill.

Future Punx, Pill, Waltz, What Moon Things, Jackson Scott, Pink Mexico @ Cameo (NORTHSIDE)
Dull Tools labelmates Future Punx and Pill headline this Northside bill that also includes garage rocker Jackson Scott.

Guantanamo Baywatch, GYMSHORTS, Scully @ The Wick
Portland beach party garage rockers Guantanamo Baywatch just released the fun Darling...It's Too Late album and are in NYC for two shows. Tonight's is at this cavernous former brewery and the show also features fun local band Scully

Ricky Eat Acid, Foxes in Fiction, Emily Reo @ Baby's All Right (NORTHSIDE)
The Kenmore/Orchid Tapes Northside showcase offers a lineup of ambient pop from RIcky Eat Acid, Foxes In Fiction, and Emily Reo.

Bad Religion, Plague Vendor, Lost In Society @ Starland Ballroom
Bad Religion just wrapped up a sold-out run of four wild NYC shows (at least the one we caught was), and before leaving the area they'll play a larger venue in the nearby Sayreville, NJ.

Ne-Yo, Ludacris, Cash Cash @ Barclays Center
With so many great Northside shows happening, a big mainstream R&B/rap show might not be your choice destination tonight, but if it is, there's no denying that Ne-Yo and Ludacris both have their fair share of bangers.

The Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra @ Riis Park Beach Bazaar
Spend your day dancing to salsa versions of your favorite indie songs on Rockaway Beach this afternoon with The Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra. It's free.

Alvvays @ The Surf Lodge
If you're out in Montauk today, going to see charming Canadian guitar pop band Alvvays is probably a good option.

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

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by Bill Pearis

(photo by Ebru Yildiz)
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Shilpa Ray released her new album, Last Year's Savage, this week via Northern Spy. Her swaggering punk/blues/cabaret style is in full effect and lyrically sharp. You can stream the whole thing below. One of the album's more acerbic tracks is "Johnny Thunders Fantasy Space Camp" and we've got the premiere of its video in this post. Using footage from a nightclub, it juxtaposes real life dancefloor debauchery with Shilpa's disdain of rock n' roll hedonism. It's pretty entertaining and you can watch it below.

You can celebrate Last Year's Savage's release with Shilpa at Rough Trade on Saturday (5/23) which also has No Wave skronker James Chance on the bill as well. Tickets are still available. There's an afterparty happening at Black Bear Bar which is free with your Rough Trade Ticket. Flyer below. She'll be on tour for the next two weeks, and all dates are listed below.

We've also got a signed copy of Last Year's Savage on vinyl to give away. Details on that below.

Continue reading "Shilpa Ray released 'Last Year's Savage,' shares "Johnny Thunders Fantasy Space Camp" video (stream ++ tour dates)"

photos by David Andrako

Shilpa Ray and Deva Mahal @ "The Hum," Manhattan Inn 4/6/2015
Shilpa Ray and Deva Mahal

"The Hum" is a free series happening every Monday in April at Manhattan Inn in Greenpoint, which is a "platform for unique first time collaborations between musicians working in various genres such as R&B, indie, beat-boxing, classical, punk and more with live projected video art." Last night (4/6) was the series' kickoff show and featured Deva Mahal & Shilpa Ray, plus Belle Mare & Teletextile, and Cantina's Renata Zeiguer & Cassandra Jenkins. Pictures from last night are in this post.

There are three more shows for "The Hum":

April 13: Elizabeth and the Catapult; Hannah Epperson, Shelley Burgon and Indigo Street (Shy Hunters); deli and Ashley Jackson; with projections by Sofy Yuditskaya

April 20: Teeny Liberson (TEEN), Zoe Brecher (Brainfreeze), and Jen Goma (A Sunny Day in Glasgow); Sarah Pedinotti (Lip Talk), Kalmia Traver (Rubblebucket), Kaila Mallady, and Jordyn Blakely (Invisible Familiars); Alyse Lamb (EULA) and Alex Nelson (Oracle Room); with projections by Carmen Osterlye

April 27: Xenia Rubinos and Indigo Street (Shy Hunters); Jen Goma (A Sunny Day in Glasgow), Cassandra Jenkins and Caroline Davis (Maitri); Cat Martino (Stranger Cat) and Erin Fein (Psychic Twin); with projections by Laura Bartczak

Again, "The Hum" shows are free at start at 10:30 PM. Manhattan Inn is very small, so be sure to get there early.

Speaking of Shilpa Ray, she'll be playing Rough Trade on May 23. It's a record release party for her new album, Last Year's Savage, and no wave icon James Chance will play as well. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (4/10) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (4/8) at noon.

Stream a track from Last Year's Savage, and check out more picks from "The Hum" below...

Continue reading "Shilpa Ray played free "The Hum" series at Manhattan Inn (pics), playing LP release show w/ James Chance in May"

by Andrew Sacher

photo by Ebru Yildiz
Shilpa Ray

Punk blues singer Shilpa Ray has been planning to release her new album Last Year's Savage on Northern Spy this year, but ahead of that she recently dropped a 2-song covers EP on the label. It features a crunchy take on Lou Reed's "Make Up" (from Transformer), and a somber modernized rendition of Mexican songwriter Maria Grever's 1934 song "Cuando vuelva a tu lado" (popularized by Dinah Washington's 1959 version as "What a Diff'rence a Day Makes" with English lyrics by Stanley Adams). Listen to both below.

Shilpa begins a tour this week that starts in her hometown of Brooklyn on Friday (2/27) at Union Pool with Johanna Samuels, Lips and Female. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All dates are listed, with the EP stream, below...

Continue reading "Shilpa Ray released a covers EP, touring (dates & stream)"

Todd Terje

photo: Joyce Manor at Bowery Ballroom in 2014 (more by Mimi Hong)
Joyce Manor

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

Todd Terje, Free Magic @ Verboten
Having made one of last year's best albums, Norwegian analog synth aficionado Todd Terje doesn't tour much, and this show tonight is his only North American date apart from Coachella. He's performing live tonight, not DJing, and advance tickets are sold out -- but you can buy at the door.

Joyce Manor, The Weaks @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Joyce Manor's Never Hungover Again was one of the best punk LPs of 2014, short and to the point, with no room at all for frills. Their live show rips just as hard, as tonight's RSVPed-out show will surely prove.

Dr. Dog, mewithoutYou @ Bowery Ballroom
Dr. Dog are on night 6 of their eight-night NYC run with different openers. This one's the second of two with post-hardcore art rockers mewithoutYou, who are promising a new album for this year.

Sam Smith, George Ezra @ Madison Square Garden
While Sam Smith's solo album isn't as interesting as his Disclosure collaboration, it's certainly more popular. Tonight he headlines a sold-out MSG.

Shilpa Ray, Waltz, Rosy Street @ Baby's All Right
Shilpa Ray is planning a new album for Northern Spy this year, and we'll likely get a chance to hear some of that tonight.

Pop. 1280, Bootblacks, Anasazi @ Saint Vitus
If you like your post-punk on the dark side, and with an emphasis on the "punk" suffix, every band on this bill tonight should be right up your alley.

Mantra Percussion, Ian Williams @ Winter Garden at Brookfield Place
It's the kickoff event for the 2015 Ecstatic Music Festival, a free show with Battles Ian Williams backed by Mantra Percussion in the lovely Winter Garden at Brookfield Place.

Black Sheep, Das EFX @ Brooklyn Bowl
It's a double bill of early-'90s hip hop with Native Tongues affiliates Black Sheep (best known for their hit "The Choice is Yours") and the influential duo Das EFX.

Just Blaze's House Party w/ guests Rae Sremmurd & more @ Webster Hall
You pretty much can't go to a club without hearing Rae Sremmurd's hits "No Flex Zone" and "No Type," and tonight Just Blaze's weekly club night at Webster will have the rap duo performing them in the flesh.

Dead Leaf Echo, The Judas Knife, Soft Silence @ Acheron
NYC shoegazers Dead Leaf Echo wear their influences ('80s 4AD, '90s Creation) on their sleeves but do it very well. The band are about to head into the studio to make their next record with Jorge Elbrecht (who did No Joy's last one), so tonight could be a taste of what's to come.

Emperor X, Surf Rock Is Dead, Hellbirds, Greenfield, Yabad @ Pianos
It's another night of Surf Rock Is Dead's residency at Pianos, and especially of note is headliner Emperor X, who's been mixing lo-fi electronics and folky songwriting since the late '90s.

Mark Beasley and Arto Lindsay @ The Kitchen
According to the venue's description, "for this event, Mark Beasley, curator of Performa, offers a lecture responding to a 2010 performance by artist Regina José Galindo titled Looting." No wave legend Arto Lindsay will be accompanying him with a live original soundtrack. It's free and RSVP is encouraged.

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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Brooklyn's Backwords, who released Nest back in September, have offered up a version of Christmas hymn "We Three Kings" that makes its premiere in this post. Here's what they have to say about their take:

Inspired by the mystical & dark themes present in both the music and lyrics, we harkened back to the woody-warm and open recording styles of the 60s in this version of the holiday classic. "We Three Kings" was recorded by candlelight in a really cold warehouse space in Bushwick.

We did our best to capture the psychedelic/dark nature of We Three Kings in this version. Happy Holidays and may there one day be peace on Earth.

You can stream Backwords' rendition of "We Three Kings" and new album Nest (via Spotify), below.

You can also catch Backwords live tonight (12/23) at Glasslands where they'll play alongside Shilpa Ray, Economy Punk (OJ from Xray Eyeballs' new band) and headliners The Ugly Club. Tickets are still available. Backwords offered up a tribute to Glasslands, which closes after its New Year's Eve show, and you can read that below.

Continue reading "Backwords share rendition of "We Three Kings," playing Glasslands tonight with Shilpa Ray and more"

by Andrew Sacher

Shilpa Ray

Shilpa Ray's last release was the It's All Self Fellatio EP, which came out in 2013 via Nick Cave's Bad Seed Ltd. label, and she's since announced that she'll follow it with an LP called Last Year's Savage in 2015 via Northern Spy. The album's first single is "Nocturnal Emissions," for which Shilpa Ray released a video back in 2012 before her last EP came out. The video was directed by Maria Gigante, and produced by, written by and starrng Shilpa, who plays an activist advocating for a masturbation-free world. The video came to be during the time of the Todd Akin controversy, and features a clip of his "the female body has ways to shut that whole thing down" quote. It gets NSFW for about a second. Watch it below.

Shilpa plays a hometown show in NYC TONIGHT (12/19) at Cake Shop with Wild Bore, Young Runner and Stuydeyed. That's $8 at the door. It's her only announced show at the moment.

Video below...

Continue reading "Shilpa Ray releasing an LP on Northern Spy (video), playing Cake Shop tonight"

Yvette at The Studio at Webster Hall (more by Chris La Putt)
Yvette
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Special Guest, Yvette, Big Ups, Ovlov @ Death By Audio
With a week left of shows, Death by Audio is really promising to make their suprise special guests special. Last night was Ty Segall. Who will it be tonight? Don't worry yourselves too much about it -- borderline industrial rock duo Yvette, smartass punks Big Ups and Connecticut's Ovlov are three reasons to go already

Johnny Marr, Meredith Shelton @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Recalling his prolific days with The Smiths, Johnny Marr has banged out two albums in a year's time. They're not at his 1985 peak, but they're not bad either. He's a lot of fun live, and peppers hit sets with oldies -- any chance to see him play "The Headmaster Ritual" is worth considering

The Dream Syndicate, EZTV @ Rough Trade
One of the leaders in LA's early-'80s "Paisley Underground" scene, The Dream Syndicate looked to The Velvet Underground and other '60s bands while most were playing with synthesizers. Broken up since the late '80s, Wynn reformed the band in 2012 with '80s-era members Dennis Duck and Mark Walton, plus Miracle 3 guitarist Jason Victor and they've been playing sporadically ever since. This is their first NYC show in 25 years.

Ryan Adams, Butch Walker @ Carnegie Hall
Ryan Adams has been a busy guy this year with a new solo album, collaborating on stage with Bob Mould, covering Foreigner and Bryan Adams, and whatever else it is he's up to. He's also on tour now and tonight is the first of five NYC-area shows, two of which are solo gigs at Carnegie Hall.

Tei Shi, Yumi Zouma, Oyinda @ Baby's All Right
New Zealand's Yumi Zouma mix synthpop and indiepop styles, which makes Cascine an ideal label for the band. They play tonight with Brooklyn (by way of Argentina, Vancouver and Montreal) singer Tei Shi who makes appealingly danceable pop.

Guantanamo Baywatch, Fletcher C. Johnson, Scully @ Baby's All Right
After the Tei Shi/Yumi Zouma show, hang around Baby's for something less shiny and more garagey.

Naam, White Hills, No Way, Blackout, It's Not Night, It's Space, Chimpgrinder, Wonderbreed, Eidetic Seeing, Mountain God, Blackest, Grizzlor @ Paper Box
There's some cool bands on this all-day show that they're calling Sludgefeast, but most notably it's the last show by psych rockers NAAM before they go on hiatus. Catch 'em while you still can.

Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa, Fascinator, Cuddle Formation @ Cake Shop
Former Ponytail guitarist Dustin Wong moved back to his childhood home of Japan after completing his trilogy of loop-based albums and began collaborating with musician Takako Minekawa. Using a specially designed interface that allows them to switch from guitar to keyboards to sampler to vocals, their music is creative and playful. Tonight's show is with Australian ex-pat Fascinator, whose eccentric brand of pop is definitely worth arriving early.

Antarctigo Vespucci, Hard Girls, Mikey Erg, Turnip King @ Palisades
Antarctigo Vespucci is the collaborative project of Fake Problems singer Chris Farren and former Bomb the Music Industry singer Jeff Rosenstock. Their tourmates Hard Girls make superior indie punk, making this a very good double billed tour. Great support at this show too from punk's everywhere man Mikey Erg and local indie rockers Turnip King.

Fred Falke, Alex English @ Cielo
Get on those dancing shoes and head to Cielo where the great French house producer Fred Falke will handle the boards.

Tim Sweeney, Tom Noble, Palmbomen @ Cameo
Tonight is the 15th anniversary party for Tim Sweeney's "Beats in Space" show which has aired every airs every Tuesday on WNYU. Tim was instrumental in shaping the early days of DFA so expect a night of that style disco and dance.

Supersuckers, Hail Action @ Knitting Factory
Supersuckers have been putting out quality cowpunk, garage rock and more since the early '90s, and this year they returned with Get the Hell, their first album since 2008. Shit will be kicked tonight.

Holy Sons, Elisa Ambrogio, Ryan Sawyer @ Union Pool
Good show all around with Emil Amos' (Grails, Om) trippy Holy Sons project, Elisa Ambrogio of noise trio Magik Markers who makes significantly less noisy material on her new solo debut, and well-matched opener Ryan Sawyer.

Shilpa Ray, Northern Arms, D'NT @ Cameo Gallery
Punk blues rocker Shilpa Ray is one of Brooklyn's many always-consistent gems. Tonight's as good a chance as any to catch her live.

Suzanne Vega @ Joe's Pub (2 shows)
She may be be best known for "Luka" and "Tom's Diner" (both from 1987's Solitude Standing) but Suzanne Vega's gift for songwriting has continued since. She plays an early and a late show tonight.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Mini Mansions @ Bowery Ballroom
This quirky Detroit pop duo are fond of high concepts, elaborate stage shows, and big hooks. Their first of two NYC shows this week.

Vorde, Haethen, KAMA RUPA, Drowning The Virgin Silence @ Acheron
Vorde have been one of the better black metal bands on the local NYC scene for a while now, and this week they put out their debut album (stream a couple tracks below). Tonight's the release show.

Devin, Walking Shapes, The Big Sleep, Youngman Grand, Whiskey Bitches @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
It's another night of food, drinks, arcade games, shopping and indie rock at Brooklyn Night Bazaar. Free to get in.

Phil Lesh @ Capitol Theatre
As any Deadhead can tell you, Phil Lesh plays the favorites and his current band does it well. It's another night of his never-ending residency at The Cap, and these shows are always a good time.

Seu Jorge @ Blue Note
Best known here in America for acting in City of God and The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (which he scored using only acoustic, Portuguese David Bowie covers), but Brazilian artist Seu Jorge has been making music since the '90s. This is part of his eight-night run at the Blue Note.

Skanksgiving 2014 w/ The Pietasters, The Slackers, Mephiskapheles, Westbound Train, Avon Junkies, Backyard Superheroes @ Starland Ballroom
It's not quite Thanksgiving but it's definitely Skanksgiving tonight at Starland Ballroom, which hosts a slew of veteran ska bands.

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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Continue reading "What's going on Saturday? (Dream Syndicate, Yvette, Johnny Marr, Ryan Adams, Yumi Zouma, Vorde, Fred Falke, more)"

Olga Bell at Rough Trade in May (more by Chris La Putt)
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NYC's annual CMJ Music Marathon (Oct. 21-25) already announced one batch of artists and they've now revealed many more, including some whose shows were previously announced like A Place to Bury Strangers, DIIV, James, and more. Other additions include The A-Bones, Adult Jazz, Amanda X, Beliefs, The Beverleys, Bishop Nehru, Blue Hawaii, Dilly Dally, The Dirty Nil, Doug Gillard, Dusted, Ex-Breathers, Fielded, Girlpool, Guy Blakeslee, Heavenly Beat, HSY, J Fernandez, Jack & Eliza, Krill, Lia Ices, Literature, Nude Beach, Olga Bell, Paul Collins Beat, Pinact, Popstrangers, Radical Dads, Residual Kid, Run Forever, September Girls, She Keeps Bees, Shilpa Ray, Solids, Weyes Blood and a bunch of others.

Full list below...

Continue reading "CMJ 2014 adds a ton of more artists"

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RSVP is open for the BrooklynVegan-curated Red Bull Sound Select show at Palisades with White Lung, Power Trip and Sick Feeling TONIGHT at MIDNIGHT. It's $3 at the door with RSVP and $10 without.

Tickets for the Johnny Marr shows at Gramercy Theater and Stone Pony go on sale today at 10 AM. Tickets for his MHOW show are still available.

Tickets for the Holy Ghost! show at Irving Plaza go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for The Head & The Heart's show at Hammerstein Ballroom go on sale today at 10 AM.

Every Time I Die and The Ghost Inside are playing Webster Hall on December 12. Tickets for that show go on sale today at 10 AM.

The UK's Circa Waves and the NYC-based but UK-beloved Public Access TV are playing Bowery Ballroom on October 22, part of CMJ. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Florida band Black Kids, who returned last year after taking some time off, will be in NYC to play Cameo on October 9. Tickets are on sale now.

Tickets for the Aimee Mann & Ted Leo Christmas shows at Town Hall, The Space at Westbury and Tarrytown go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Sloan show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Afghan Whigs' show at MHOW go on sale today at noon. Tickets for their Beacon Theatre show are still available.

Tickets for Deer Tick's six-night run at Brooklyn Bowl go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Electric Youth show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the newly-added third Interpol show at Terminal 5 go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Les Sins show at Verboten go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Ryan Adams shows at Hammerstein Ballroom go on sale today at 11 AM.

Tickets for the Frankie Cosmos and Porches. shows at Baby's All Right go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Tyler, The Creator shows at Starland Ballroom and Terminal 5 go on sale today at 3 PM and noon, respectively.

Tickets for the Leftover Crack show at SRB Brooklyn with Mutilation Rites and others are on sale now.

$5 tickets for The Blow's "Unplugged" residency at Union Pool are on sale now.

Tickets for the Deerhoof shows at Baby's All Right are on sale now.

Tickets for the Wampire and TOPS show at Baby's All Right are on sale now.

Tickets for the Pharmakon record release show at Palisades are on sale now.

Hank Wood and the Hammerheads and L.O.T.I.O.N. are playing Palisades on September 25 and October 25. 9/25 is with Ansazi and 10/25 is with Blazing Eye, Savageheads, Face the Rail and Ivy. Tickets for that 9/25 and tickets for 10/25 are on sale now.

Jeffrey Lewis & the Jrams, Shilpa Ray and Palberta are playing Palisades on October 4. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Brooklyn bluegrass band The Defibulators are performing The Kinks' 1971 album, Muswell Hillbillies, at The Bell House on September 24 with Dustbowl Revival. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Only Crime (featuring current and former members of Converge, Descendents, Black Flag, Modern Life Is War, Tegan & Sara and Good Riddance) are playing Saint Vitus on October 19 before The Fest. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Bayside are playing Saint Vitus on October 6, an even smaller venue than their already-small (and sold out) MHOW show with I Am the Avalanche happening two days earlier. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Aloe Blacc is playing Santos Party House on September 30. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone are playing BB King's on February 6, 2015. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

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

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

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.

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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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

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Sharon @ MHOW - 6/12/14
Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten released her newest album, Are We There, in May, and brought her tour in support of it to Music Hall of Williamsburg last night (6/12) for her first of three sold-out NYC shows. Sharon and her band (which includes Brad Cook of Megafaun and Darren Jessee of Ben Folds Five) mostly played stuff from the new album, and they were wonderful as usual. She did of course leave room for older favorites too, like "Give Out" which you can watch a video of below. Each of her three NYC shows has a different opener, last night's being Shilpa Ray (who also plays Knitting Factory tonight). Pictures of Sharon and Shilpa are in this post.

Last night's show was part of the Northside Festival which continues (the music portion, at least) through Sunday. Her next two shows (not part of Northside) are tonight (6/13) at Bowery Ballroom with Amen Dunes and Saturday at Bowery Ballroom with Jana Hunter.

More pictures, and that video, below...

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by Bill Pearis

RoyaRoya

Roya is a brand new Brooklyn trio with a pretty strong pedigree: singer Rahil Jamilifard fronts Habibi, drummer Hamish Kilgour is a member of legendary band The Clean (as well as NYC's Mad Scene), and Jay Heiselmann is in Grooms (and formerly French Miami). Their sound isn't too far from what Rahil does in Habibi, and you can stream a song below.

The band just played their first show last week at Cake Shop and Roya will be playing this week at the Northside Festival, Friday (6/13) at Knitting Factory. That show is the previously mentioned Palladia & VH1 House show that Perfect Pussy are headlining, and Shilpa Ray is on the bill too. Tickets are still available, or you can try and get in with your Northside Badge (based on capacity).

The Clean will be here in August. Roya song stream below...

Continue reading "Roya (mems Habibi & The Clean) released first song (stream), playing Northside with Perfect Pussy and Shilpa Ray"

photos by Chris La Putt

Shilpa Ray @ Baby's All Right -- 5/24/2014
Shilpa Ray

Alt-punk-rock-bluegrass-appalachian-country band O'Death are not only still at it, they recently announced they have a new album on the way via Northern Spy. No other details at the moment, but it will be their first since 2011's Outside.

On June 7, O'Death will play the Wick with fellow long-running (minus hiatuses) NYC artists Vietnam and Shilpa Ray along with guitar pop songwriter Fletcher C. Johnson (who also recently played with Parquet Courts, Guards, Shy Hunters, and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard). Tickets for the Brooklyn show, which is also Vietnam's only upcoming date, are on sale.

Meanwhile you can catch Fletcher and band at Baby's All Right tonight (5/30). They're the "special guest" opening the Hector's Pets record release show.

On Saturday week we caught Shilpa Ray at Baby's All Right. We were sad to since learn that someone took her boots! Shilpa writes:

What a crazy night! Baby's is so much fun. WAY TOO MUCH FUN. I've got a severe headache and I believe someone walked away with my boots last night. Give em back! I know you've got big feet and there is no way you're a ladies 5 1/2 - 6, so quit pretending. As for the rest of you thanks for coming out!! Loved Clapperclaw, Triptides, and D'NT. Special thanks to DJ Andrew Haynes.

I could say something rash, like I'm not drinking for the rest of this week, but we know that is a lie. Cheers to the Mid Atlantic states! Happy Memorial Weekend!!
I'll leave you with this: (yeah that's Stiv Bators) http://youtu.be/5CYN14Ki5o8

We missed Loved Clapperclaw and Triptides, but caught D'NT (who open for Titus Andronicus at Warsaw) and the intense harmonium playing Shilpa. Pictures from that show continue, along with a cover of the Pixies by O'Death you can listen to, below...

Continue reading "O'Death announce LP, playing w/ Vietnam, Fletcher C Johnson & Shilpa Ray (who lost her boots at Baby's) -- pics & dates"

PAWS @ BVSXSW 2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Shilpa Ray, D'NT, Triptides, Clapperclaw @ Baby's All Right
An intense performer, Shilpa Ray doesn't let you just idly watch her. Not that you could. She's also likely the most aggressive harmonium player you've ever seen. Her latest EP, It's All Self Fellatio, came out last year on Nick Cave's Bad Seed Ltd. label.

TRAXMAN, Special Guest, Sadaf, DJ Weird Magic @ Baby's All Right
Chicago footwork mastermind Traxman returns to NYC for the late show at Baby's and a special guest is promised. Who could it be?

Little Racer, Teen Commandments, Stargazy, Karla Moheno @ Cameo Gallery
Brooklyn band Little Racer have been at it for a while now, making very catchy, UK-inspired guitar pop. They headline this bill of similarly melodic indie pop bands.

Iceage, Uniform @ Glasslands
Denmark's Iceage like to put on moody punk shows that are mostly in the dark and never overstay their welcome. This is their first of two NYC shows this weekend and opening tonight is the noise-driven duo Uniform, whose lineup includes members of The Men and Drunkdriver.

Mobb Deep, Smif-n-Wessun @ Irving Plaza
Queens hip hop veterans Mobb Deep are celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Infamous this year with a reissue, new material, and a lengthy tour which includes a hometown show tonight.

Banner Pilot, Sad and French, Jukebox Romantics @ Knitting Factory
If you're into modern punk bands doing it like '90s punk bands, Banner Pilot are for you. Their tour hits NYC tonight with pretty solid local support.

Pujol @ Rough Trade
Pujol's new album KLUDGE just came out and it's a fairly hi-fi affair for this Nashville garage rocker -- not slick (greasy maybe) -- with some terrific songs on it. This is a free matinee...

Pujol, Dirty Fences @ Mercury Lounge
...before tonight's Mercury Lounge show

Oneohtrix Point Never, Matmos, Dutch E Germ @ MHOW
OPN has been one of the modern leaders of ambient music as of late, and he's tapped some pretty good support for tonight's show including veteran duo Matmos and ex-Gang Gang Dance member Dutch E Germ.

PAWS, Alex G, The Dirty Nil, and MA @ Shea Stadium
Somewhere between '90s indie rock and classic pop punk lies Glasgow trio PAWS, whose new album Youth Culture Forever provides more of those sugary hits. Also don't miss lo-fi singer/songwriter Alex G and Canadian ragers The Dirty Nil.

Grant Hart, Grooms, Shy Hunters @ Bowery Electric
Grant Hart may be not as popular as his former Husker Du bandmate Bob Mould, but he's still got an active solo career as well, which included the release of last year's very well-received The Argument.

Valley Lodge, OxenFree, Pavell @ Rock Shop
While most people know Dave Hill as a comedian, he's also a musician with the serious chops on guitar. He spent time as part of Cleveland band Cobra Verde and plays tonight with his current band, Valley Lodge.

Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band, Tara Jane O'Neil, Trummors @ Union Pool
As part of TV on the Radio, Tunde Adebimpe is one of the recognizable figures in the '00s Brooklyn band boom. Tonight he plays with his other band, Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band. Feel free to bug him tonight about why he's abandoned Brooklyn for LA. Also on the bill: former Rodan/Retsin member Tara Jane O'Neil who makes excellent noise folk.

Mister Saturday Night: Justin Carter, Eamon Harkin @ Mister Saturday Night's House (Red Bull Music Academy)
RBMA continues tonight with one of NYC's long-running dance parties, Mister Saturday Night.

Electric Daisy Carnival @ MetLife Stadium
The mostly EDM festival Electric Daisy Carnival may be something you want to avoid, but if you are going, there is some cool stuff to catch today like Kastle, Carl Cox, John Digweed, Art Department and more.

John Digweed, Alex Graham, Art Department, Nicolas Matar @ Output
And whether or not you go to EDC, there's always the afterparties at Output which are taking a pretty old school approach this year. Tonight's has NYC '90s rave/club scene vets John Digweed and Alex Graham, Cielo founder Nicolas Matar, and Canadian duo Art Department.

We hope you're enjoying Memorial Day Weekend. We made a guide of some of the extended holiday goings-on.

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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Shilpa Ray @ PIanos, 2/8/2014
Shilpla Ray

Harmonium abuser Shilpa Ray just wrapped up a short tour with a show in her hometown on Saturday (2/8) at Pianos. The run of dates was in support of her newish It's All Self-Fellatio EP which came out back in October on Nick Cave's Bad Seed Ltd. label. If you haven't heard that, you can stream a track from that below.

Saturday's show also featured Roadside Graves, Rosy Street and Jamboree Sunday. Pics from the whole night at Pianos are in this post.

You'll have another chance to catch Shilpa in her hometown this month when she plays Trans Pecos on 2/26 (915 Wyckoff Ave) with Larkin Grimm and Gretchen Lohse. Tickets are on sale now. More info on that show, plus more Pianos pics, below...

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Arctic Monkeys @ Webster Hall in Sept (more by Luis Ruiz)
Arctic Monkeys

Weekend @ Bowery Electric, 2012 (more by Sarah Gainer)
Weekend

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

Arctic Monkeys, Deerhunter @ MSG
Arctic Monkeys have evolved way past the mid-2000s garage rock revival poster boys they once were, embracing new directions (some drastic, others more subtle) on each new album. Tonight they take on MSG for their first time as headliners (they opened for Black Keys there), and it's sold out. Making tonight doubly exciting, Deerhunter open.

The Marked Men, Kim Phuc, Shellshag @ Saint Vitus (3 PM)
Denton garage punk greats The Marked Men aren't the most active band -- their last record came out in 2009 and the members have been spending a lot of time in side projects. They also haven't played NYC in eight years but that changes this weekend with three shows in two days at Saint Vitus. This early show is the second, and openers Kim Phuc are reuniting for the show. It's sold out but tickets will be available at the door.

The Marked Men, Iron Chic, Radiator Hospital, Worriers @ Saint Vitus (8 PM)
See above^^^ This is the third and final Marked Men show of the weekend, and the openers are especially great on this one too. If you're going, don't miss them!

Mutual Benefit, Leapling, Norwegian Arms @ Knitting Factory
Mutual Benefit quickly picked up buzz towards the end of last year for their sound which came pretty fully realized (comparisons include Sufjan and The Antlers). Tonight's their second of two NYC shows this week.

Crystal Stilts, Weekend, Yvette @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar gets dark tonight with three goth-leaning bands: the spectral sounds of Crystal Stilts, the noise that is Weekend, and Yvette who border on industrial. You might want earplugs for this one. Free.

Marissa Nadler, Amen Dunes, Zachary Cale @ Glasslands
Marissa Nadler just put out her excellent new album, July, this week (her first for Sacred Bones), and like her earlier material, it takes on delicate loner folk with dark atmospheres. This show should be a somber, yet entrancing one.

Screaming Females, California X, Brick Mower, Priests, Black Wine @ MHOW
It's the final night of the Don Giovanni Brooklyn showcases with an excellent lineup that includes shredding power trio Screaming Females, sludgefeasters California X, scrappy pop punks Brick Mower, intense postpunks Priests, and power pop trio Black Wine.

Murder City Devils, Tweens @ Webster Hall
Organ-filled garage punk greats Murder City Devils are pretty quiet these days, but thankfully they're doing this short tour which brings them back to NYC for their first show here in a while. Openers Tweens are worth catching too. Their newest single, "Be Mean," can be streamed below.

You Blew It!, Prawn, Crying, Living Room @ Shea Stadium
You Blew It! had a pretty big jump in their career this year with their more rock-oriented LP, Keep Doing What You're Doing, which separated them from the bulk of "emo revivalists" (sue me) that they were previously lumped in with. Good openers tonight too.

The Range, Glass Gang @ Baby's All Right
Providence, RI knob-twiddler James Hinton is The Range and his 2013 album Nonfiction has gotten many accolades for it's chilled-out but danceable style. He just opened for Metronomy this week, now see him headline here.

Woodsman @ Death By Audio
Mixing drony folk, motorik rhythms and the occasional chopped-up beat, Brooklyn's Woodsman released their self-titled third album this week. This is the kickoff to their tour with Herbcraft.

Ava Luna, Rachel Brown @ The Apollo Theater
Ava Luna's funk-punk (think Talking Heads, ESG, etc) sounds as good as ever on their new single, and they should keep the crowd pretty entertained at this Apollo Cafe show.

Jay Farrar @ City Winery
As frontman for Uncle Tupelo and Son Volt, Jay Farrar is alt country royalty, with a cannon of dusty, heartfelt, world-weary songs. This is his first of two nights at City Winery; tonight's sold out but you can still get tickets to Sunday's show.

Bambi Kino @ Union Hall
Celebrate the Beatles' 50th anniversary of their first NYC visit by checking out tribute act Bambi Kino who focus on the early years of the Fab Four when they lived in Berlin. The band features Doug Gillard and Nada Surf's Ira Elliot.

The Fest at The Grand Hyatt
More Fab Four action: This is "the premier Beatles convention in the world" with a mix of memorabilia and performances. Performers include Peter Asher of Peter & Gordon (whose hit "World Without Love" was written by McCartney), Chad & Jeremy, Donovan, and more. More info here.

World/Inferno Friendship Society, The Fighting Jamesons @ Bowery Ballroom
World Inferno Friendship Society have been mixing punk, klezmer, cabaret and more since 1996. The band are on the East Coast celebrating the release of their new single, "Packed Funeral."

The Stepkids, Via Audio @ Brooklyn Bowl
Having cut their teeth as touring musicians -- backing the likes of Alicia Keys, Lauren Hill and 50 Cent -- these three struck out on their own. Like The Bees, The Stepkids recreate a specific era of sound -- early '70s psychedelic soul -- with such skill you might think it was some obscure Fifth Dimension album or outtakes from Psychedelic Shack. That it works beyond an exercise is mimicry shows how talented these three are.

Darkside, High Water @ Terminal 5
Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington's prog/dance duo continue to move up in the world, thanks to a great full length record, Psychic, which dropped last year. Tonight's huge Terminal 5 show (their first headlining the venue) is sold out. Opener High Water is the project of Will Epstein, who has played live with Nico and Dave before (not to be confused with High Water or High Water).

Shilpa Ray, Roadside Graves, Rosy Street, Swaai Boys @ Pianos
An intense performer, Shilpa Ray doesn't let you just idly watch her. Not that you could. She's also likely the most aggressive harmonium player you've ever seen. Her latest EP, It's All Self Fellatio, came out last year on Nick Cave's Bad Seed Ltd. label.

Atlantic Thrills, The Sirs @ Cake Shop
Providence, RI's Atlantic Thrills make party-friendly beach rock. Check out a cut from their self-titled debut which came out this week.

Baio of Vampire Weekend, Headband & Hooligan @ Cameo Gallery
When Chris Baio isn't playing bass in Vampire Weekend, he's keeping people dancing with his DJ project Baio, which he brings to Cameo tonight.

Celestial Shore, Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Aye Aye Rabbit, Little King @ Silent Barn
It's a good local bill at Silent Barn tonight, including mathy indie pop band Celestial Shore, avant-popsters Cloud Becomes Your Hand, and the Deerhoof-related Aye Aye Rabbit.

MartyParty, Joker, DKDS @ 88 Palace
Joker and MartyParty both make big, dancey, Purple sounds, and they should keep 88 Palace pretty bumpin' tonight.

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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Sleigh Bells @ T5, 2012 (more by Chris La Putt)
Sleigh Bells

Andrew WK w/ Marky Ramone's Blitzkreig @ Santos (more by Dan Bracaglia)
Andrew WK

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

The New Yorker Festival
The annual compendium of erudite discussions and other fun stuff starts continues. Tonight's options includes Kim Gordon's talk with author Alex Halberstadt (and a performance by Body/Head), and "An Evening with Funny or Die." While most events are sold out, a few tickets are always available before the show. Get there early and try your luck.

The Brooklyn Flea Record Fair @ Smorgasburg
Attention vinyl-lovers: get up close and personal with most of NYC's indie labels and record stores and this always-fun biannual event. There's exclusives, cool merch (DFA espresso cups?), and Minimal Wave cupcakes.

Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg, Andrew W.K. (special vocal guest), FIGO @ Irving Plaza
Well it's not the Ramones (or even the Romones), but the band's longtime drummer Marky is playing their classic tunes with party aficionado Andrew WK on vocals, so it's gonna be a fun time nonetheless.

Sleigh Bells @ Le Poisson Rouge
It's a record release show for Sleigh Bells' third album, which is out on Tuesday. No suprise this relatively tiny show is sold out but you can still get tickets to see them at Terminal 5 in November.

Potty Mouth, Perfect Pussy, LORDO, Tweens @ 285 Kent Avenue
All four bands on this bill are pretty great. Potty Mouth make punk-inspired indie rock and tonight's the album release party for their debut LP, Hell Bent. Syracuse noise punks Perfect Pussy will probably make for the most intense set of the night, while the bluesy LODRO and garagey Tweens will keep things on a more (but not too) lighthearted side.

Cyril Hahn, Ryan Hemsworth, Henry Krinkle, DKDS @ 88 Palace
Vancouver-via-Switzerland's Cyril Hahn is signed to PMR (Disclosure, Jessie Ware) and like many of his labelmates, his music skirts the line between addictive pop and inventive house. Opening is cloud rap-turning-pop producer Ryan Hemsworth.

The Growlers, Cosmonauts, Gap Dream, together PANGEA, Habibi, White Fang, Colleen Green @ Bowery Ballroom
It's the Burgerama Caravan of All-Stars featuring a whole bunch of bands on the cassette-loving Fullerton label. The show starts early with Colleen Green & White Fang on at 7:30 PM. If you're going -- the show's sold out -- you should get there early for them. We're also looking forward to seeing Gap Dream whose new album, Shine Your Light, is quite good.

Versus, Slothrust @ Knitting Factory
Versus were originally to have played this show tonight but are no longer on the bill -- The Skins now headline.

Forest Fire, Shilpa Ray, Backwords @ Glasslands
Synthy-acoustic locals Forest Fire celebrate the release of their new Fatcat album, Screens (stream it at Spotify), tonight.

Lapalux, Natasha Kmeto, Alex Burkat @ Glasslands
Brainfeeder-signed producer UK Lapalux makes some pretty fine future garage, and finally got his debut LP out this year after a series of great EPs.

Teenanger @ NXNE 2012 (more by David Andrako)
Teenanger

Cy Barkley (& the way Outsiders), Teenanger, Pampers @ Death By Audio
Toronto's Teenanger make nitro-fueled punk that falls somewhere between The Ramones and The Buzzcocks. You can stream their new album, Singles Don't $ell, below. Tonight's DBA show is opened by awesome locals Pampers who you should definitely check out too, not to mention Nashville garage punks Cy Barkley and the Way Outsiders.

Bill Orcutt, Jon Mueller @ Issue Project Room
IPR continues its 10-year Anniversary tonight with a solo acoustic set from blues guitarist Bill Orcutt and avant percussionist Jon Mueller.

Ex Cops, Heliotropes, Heavenly Beat @ Mercury Lounge
Three good local bands and it's a free show. You need to RSVP via the Thrillcall mobile app to do so.

Surfer Blood, Andy Boay, Team Spirit @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Florida band Surfer Blood continue to crank out their Weezer-esque pop and are here playing MHOW tonight and Bowery Ballroom tomorrow.

Boris, Mike Servito, Wrecked @ Output
In case you were wondering, this is not the Japanese band Boris, but the Berlin-based DJ of the same name.

Local H, Monkey Paw @ Santos Party House
Back in action after singer Scott Lucas nearly losing his vocal chords in an attack,  underrated alt-rock survivors Local H are back to tear it up.

Lake, Pianos Movers, Chris Norda @ Shea Stadium
Olympia, WA indiepop band Lake just released their sixth album, The World is Real, via K Records. (Stream it on Spotify.) If you're tastes are on the sunshine pop end of the spectrum, definitely check them out.

Title TK, Logan Takahashi of Teengirl Fantasy, Hot Sugar @ Silent Barn
It's a record release party for Title TK, and things should get bumpin' when electronic musicians Logan Takahashi of Teengirl Fantasy and Hot Sugar take over.

Daughter, Bear's Den @ Terminal 5
Having come off a tour with The National, ethereal, folky UK band Daughter are here playing their biggest NYC show yet.

Fountains of Wayne, Soul Asylum, Evan Dando @ Webster Hall
Fountains of Wayne headline this nostalgia-tinged tour that includes fellow '90s alt-stars Soul Asylum and Evan Dando. Don't be ashamed to sing along.

Steely Dan @ Beacon Theatre
Donald Fagen and Walter Becker continue their seven-night run at Beacon and tonight's show is "Audience Request Night." Here's your chance to yell "Freebird."

Rufus, Sly Stone @ B.B. King Blues Club
It's a rare chance to catch funk/soul legend Sly Stone tonight when he opens for the also-renowned funk group Rufus.

Matana Roberts @ Jazz Gallery
Jazz saxist Matana Roberts defies the boundaries of her genre, bringing in elements of blues, spoken word, and more. Tonight she and her band play the Jazz Gallery.

The Smithereens @ Hackensack Street Fair
NJ college rock survivors play a free show today at 4 PM. "Blood and Roses" still sounds pretty good nearly 30 years later.

The Sun Ra Arkestra @ The Allen Room
Sun Ra may have passed on to a different plane, but his spirit lives on in the current edition of the Ra Arkestra, led by original member and saxophonist Marshall Allen. Added bonus: The Allen Room is easily one of the most spectacular rooms in NYC.

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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A Place to Bury Strangers at MHOW in 2012 (more by Chris La Putt)
APTBS

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

A Place to Bury Strangers, Bleeding Rainbow, Potty Mouth, Shark? @ Death By Audio
Last time APTBS played DbA (the equivalent of a house show), they brought in their own PA and light show making for total sensory overload. Along for the ride: Philly shoegazers Bleeding Rainbow, Potty Mouth and Shark?

Red Fang, Doomriders, Low Fat Getting High @ 285 Kent Avenue
It's gonna get loud, and probably pretty rowdy, at 285 Kent tonight with this free show (RSVPed out) that includes Pacific Northwest sludge from Red Fang, the Converge-related Doomriders, and melodic punk from Brooklyn's Low Fat Getting High. Get there early, because this whole bill is ridiculous.

Modern English, Jangula @ Mercury Lounge
Sure, most people only know "I Melt with You" but Modern English had a string of good records in the early '80s on 4AD and are currently working on a new album with the core of the original band.

The Cult @ Roseland Ballroom
Gothy mystic rockers The Cult will bring the big riffs of their 1987 album, Electric, and playing that record in full. You'll probably get "She Sells Sanctuary" and "Fire Woman" too.

Blues Control, Mad Nanna, Free Time @ 252 Norman Rooftop (4 PM)
This is a rooftop show (there's a rain contingency too) with Drag City's Blues Control, plus two Aussie bands: Mad Nanna and Free Time. It's also got a 4 PM start, so duck out of work early.

A$AP Ferg, Mister Cee, DJ Spynfo, DJ Enuff @ Webster Hall
A$AP Ferg's Trap Lord is out this week, and while it might not be as diverse as his pal A$AP Rocky's recent album, it's at least as fun. Tonight he celebrates it at the Girls & Boys party at Webster Hall, which is doubling as a Trap Lord release show.

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic @ Beekman Beer Garden
The funk/soul legend comes to NYC for an outdoor show tonight, which should make for a pretty great time.

Golden Gurls, Bored Spies (ex SEAM), Bedfellows @ Cake Shop
Featuring ex members of Seam and Bitch Magnet, Bored Spies make post-rock with a strong melodic stream. Stream a couple tracks below. Baltimore's Golden Gurls (not to be confused with UK band Golden Grrrls) make fuzzy indie rock reminiscent of early '90s college rock.

Kissing Is A Crime, Caged Animals, Shilpa Ray, Grand Resort, The Veda Rays, Vinyl Thief, The Ivorys @ Pianos
It's week two of Brooklyn-via-Dominican-Republic indiepop group Grand Resort's Pianos Residency and they've got a whole slew of other bands on the bill, giving you maximum value for your live music dollar.

Clarence, Herzog, PUP, Soda Bomb @ Shea Stadium
Toronto's PUP are just another of the excellent punk bands to come out in Canada in recent years, and you can catch them tearing things up in Brooklyn at Shea Stadium tonight.

Celestial Shore, Omhouse, Zula, Half Waif @ Silent Barn
Toronto's Omhouse are in Brooklyn tonight for this show that's rounded out by some excellent indie pop locals, Celestial Shore, Zula, and Half Waif. Stream a new Zula track, "Twin Loss," below.

Paul Banks, Albert Hammond Jr., Danny Masterson (DJ Mom Jeans set), Alexa Chung (DJ set), Fabrizio Moretti (DJ set), Devendra Banhart (DJ set), Special Guests @ The Bowery Hotel
This is a benefit for School of Seven Bells' Benjamin Curtis who is currently battling Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. Tickets are still available.

New Power Generation, Secret Band @ City Winery
It's "Purple Week" at City Winery and tonight's show is not Prince (or an artist formerly known as that) but it is members of his sometimes backing band, New Power Generation, plus the promise of "very special guests." For the price of these tickets, they better be special.

Bret Michaels @ B.B. King Blues Club
You may not know this but actor, director, screenwriter, producer and reality television personality Brett Michaels used to be in a popular hard rock band in the '80s and '90s. Look him up if you don't believe us.

'Krush Groove' @ Videology (FREE)
BV's own Bill Pearis hosts this screening of 1985 hip hop musical which tells the story of Def Jam Records and Run DMC, with many of the bands playing themselves. (Russell Simmons is played by Blair Underwood, though.) Also featuring Fat Boys' "All You Can Eat"! Free.

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

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by Fred Pessaro

Pagan Rituals

For an outsider, Tear it Up and Friends don't exactly seem like the best match for bandmates. Yet here's Pagan Rituals to prove them wrong. The gothic post-punk band, whose members have also been in Dead Nation, Kissing is a Crime, and Splitting Headache, have released a trio of tracks to the internet already, two of which will appear on on the new band's forthcoming debut 7". Look for the band to gig as well, playing their first NYC area dates on May 18th at Acheron with Altered Boys and Paranoias (tickets), and May 19 at Big Snow Buffalo Lodge with Spires, Shilpa Ray and Toons.

Streams of Pagan Rituals tracks are below...

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Nick Cave @ Beacon Theatre, 3/28/2013
Nick Cave

Visions of murder, catastrophe, transfiguration and desperate love issued from the Beacon Theater stage on Friday night, set to dirges, stomps and inexorable crescendos. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds -- along with a string ensemble, the backup singers Sharon Van Etten (who opened the concert) and Shilpa Ray, and a youth choir, the Harlem Voices -- were midway through a sold-out three-night stand. Songs from their new album, "Push the Sky Away" (Bad Seed Ltd.), started and ended the set. In between they revisited material recorded over the last three decades.

Mr. Cave has forged a clear identity from the start. The Bad Seeds, formed in 1983, were the more measured successors to the wild-eyed post-punk of his first major band, the Birthday Party. With the Bad Seeds Mr. Cave decided to take his time, intoning bleak, extended reveries steeped in the blues, the Bible and images of humanity pushed to extremes of violence and passion. The Bad Seeds, through various lineups -- most members of the current band have been with Mr. Cave since the 1990s -- joined him in treating songs as incantations, usually circling through just a few chords as the tension and drama build. - [NY Times]

On Saturday night (3/30), Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds wrapped up their three-night stint at Beacon Theatre with opener Sharon Van Etten who also sang back-up for Cave, as noted in the Times review above. (He also made time to hang out with the other Nick Cave.) Song selection and order varied a little, though each night opened with "We No Who U R" from their new Push the Sky Away LP and the main set closed with "The Weeping Song," "The Mercy Seat" and "Stagger Lee," and the final encore was always the new album's title track. Setlists from Saturday and Friday (3/29) are in this post.

We already posted a set of pics and the setlist from Thursday (3/28) but a second set from that show are in this post, and a few videos from various nights at Beacon are below.

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Writer

James and Andy Ralph make music collectively as Writer and the Brooklyn-based sibs self-released Brotherface back in October 2012 and it's loaded with dense, gritty, anthemic songs. You can stream the album below. Also below, we've got the premiere of Writer's new video for "Cash for Gold" which features no cash, very little gold but a plethora of psychedelic imagery.

Writer begin a January residency at Pianos tonight (1/8), where they've lined up Census and Crusin' USA to play as well. Advance tickets are available. Next Tuesday (1/15) they'll play with Spookfish, plus Shilpa Ray, Cannibal Animal Machine and Man Made Sun (tickets); and after skipping a Tuesday, they'll finish their residency on 1/29 with Travis Trevisan of Tape Deck Mountain, plus Man Made Sun again and Phantasm (tickets).

Residency flyer, video premiere, and album stream are below...

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