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What’s going on Thursday? (Little Dragon, Simple Minds, Frightened Rabbit, Code Orange Kids & more)

Little Dragon at Treasure Island 2013 (more by Autumn Andel)
Little Dragon

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

Hausu, Shadow Walker, X-Ray Eyeballs, Lost Animal, Future Punx @ 285 Kent Avenue
Portland post-punks Hausu headline this night of generally angular sounds. Get there early for openers Future Punx’s ’80s-loving skronky new wave.

FIDLAR, The Orwells, Shocked Minds @ Bowery Ballroom
You normally don’t associate Bowery Ballroom with wild nights, but the beer-n-bong fueled antics of both FIDLAR and The Orwells should rile the crowd up pretty good. Sold out, dawg.

Guerilla Toss, Blanche Blanche Blanche, The Dreebs, Designer @ Death By Audio
New England noise descends on DBA tonight with two bands from MA (Guerilla Toss, Designer) and one originally from VT (Blanche Blanche Blanche). The Dreebs fill the requisite locals spot.

Color Film, Crush Distance, Heavenly Beat @ Glasslands
’80s-leaning Color Film (the new project of Daryl Palumbo of Long Island post-hardcore band Glassjaw) celebrate the release of their new EP with this show. If you dig the liquid bass sounds and impassioned vocals of Japan and The Associates, you may want to check them out.

Simple Minds @ Roseland Ballroom
Mind you, if you really like ’80s sounds and impassioned vocals, why not go for the real bombastic deal with Simple Minds.

I Am The Avalanche, Sainthood Reps, I Hate Our Freedom, Sad and French @ Knitting Factory
And if you like Long Island post-hardcore bands not playing ’80s-style new wave, this is a pretty solid post-hardcore/punk show with Long Island new(ish)comers Sainthood Reps opening for fellow, longer-running LI band I Am the Avalanche.

Little Dragon, SZA @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Swedish synth pop band Little Dragon always bring danceable tunes and a highly entertaining show, and forward-thinking R&B singer SZA (signed to TDE) is worth catching too. Sold out.

Boys Noize, Pllo @ Output
Boys Noize gets associated with the EDM scene these days, but this week he does two nights at the intimate (for his standards) Williamsburg dance club Output.

Frightened Rabbit, Augustines @ Webster Hall
The album that many say Frightened Rabbit will never top is five years behind us, but they’ve still got a supportive fan base (as two nights at Webster Hall, one of which is sold out, might imply) and this year’s Pedestrian Verse is still pretty good.

Terror, Counterparts, Power Trip, Code Orange Kids, Manipulate @ The Studio at Webster Hall
This bill brings together a few different types of hardcore bands. Most exciting to us are the crossover thrashers Power Trip and post-hardcore noisemakers Code Orange Kids.

Wesley Stace @ City Winery
John Wesley Harding is going by his real name, Wesley Stace, again, and tonight he returns to City Winery where he often does his Cabinet of Wonders variety show, but tonight’s a regular gig.

Radiolab Live w/ On Filmore, Noveller, Ophira Eisenberg @ Beacon Theatre
Once again, WNYC/NPR show Radiolab has taken its show on the road, this time with an event they’re calling “Apocalyptical.” In addition to hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, they’ve brought along musicians Noveller and On Filmore, plus comedian Ophira Eisenberg for their patented blend of science, music and humor.

Philip Glass – “Songs of Milarepa” Premiere @ The Town Hall
Philip Glass’ “Songs of Milarepa” is being premiered by a number of musicians in NYC tonight. More info here.

“IV-Aided Dreams” release party w/ Jorge Elbrecht @ Baby’s All Right
Violens’ Jorge Elbrecht will celebrate the release of his new collaborative single, “IV-Aided Dreams” (featuring Caroline Polachek) with a party at new Williamsburg spot Baby’s All Right. The music video for that single will make its debut, Elbrecht will DJ and drink specials will be enjoyed by most.

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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