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What’s going on Saturday? (Night Beats, Actress, Moonface, Restorations, Lady, Jeffrey Lewis, Kate Nash & more)

Night Beats @ Austin Psych Fest 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
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Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows. Here are some highlights…

Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival
The mult-venue BEMF continues today with some great shows, including Actress at 285 Kent, Giraffage at Brooklyn Bowl, Oneohtrix Point NEver at Glasslands, Kasper Bjorke at Output’s Panther Room, The Magician at Villain, and more. Check out tonight’s full schedule below:

Actress, Parris Mitchell, Dotter @ 285 Kent
Giraffage, ShadowBox, Lauren Flax @ Brooklyn Bowl
Tensnake, JDH, Paul Raffaele @ Cameo
Dave Q, Chrissy Murderbot, Seafloor, Nooka Jones, Braille @ Cameo (Basement)
Oneohtrix Point Never, Thug Enhancer, David Kanaga @ Glasslands
Nadastrom, Salva, Pete Tong, Sinden, Doorly @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Steve Rachmad, Mathias Kaden, Lenny Posso @ Output
Justin Miller, Kasper Bjorke, Justin Miller @ Panther Room at Output
Vin Sol, The Magician, Manik, DJ Spun, Beto Cravioto @ Villain

NY Comedy Festival
The 10th annual NY Comedy Fest is underway and tonight’s shows include John Mulaney, Nick Kroll, Rhys Darby & more.

Juan Wauters @ Queens Museum
The Beets singer plays this show as part of the opening of Matthew Volz’s (who does all The Beets artwork) installation at the Queens International biennial. He’ll be playing intermittently from 6:30 – 8 PM.

Moonface, Saltland @ Le Poisson Rouge
Spencer Krug is a man of many projects (Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown, etc) and lately he’s been dedicating time to his solo project Moonface, which he just released the third album for, Julia With Blue Jeans On, an album of piano and voice that maintains Spencer’s songwriting style that we all know and love. Opening the show is Saltland, aka Rebecca Foon who was Spencer’s bandmate in Fifths of Seven, and also of Esmerine, Thee Silver Mt Zion, and more.

Mutual Benefit, Tape Deck Mountain @ Baby’s All Right
Mutual Benefit’s recently released debut LP mixes Sufjan-style chamber pop arrangements with Microphonesy cacophony, and singer Jordan Lee’s voice is just a bit like Peter Silberman of The Antlers. They’ve been picking up some internet buzz, so catch ’em now before they’re huge.

Neil Hamburger, Tim Heidecker, Carla Rhodes @ Bowery Ballroom
If you like your comedy strange and awkward, you probably already have tickets to this show. If you don’t have tickets, too bad, it’s sold out.

Lady Lamb The Beekeeper, Ski Lodge, Pearl & The Beard @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
The Brooklyn Night Bazaar is now open with a mix of shopping, food, fun (ping pong and blacklight minigolf) and bands. Tonight is headlined by the folk-pop of Lady Lamb the Beekeeper.

Sinead O’Connor @ City Winery
This is the second of three sold-out shows at City Winery for the Irish singer.

Night Beats, Habibi, Zulus, Sleepies, Young Ruins @ Death By Audio
Seattle garage rock crew Night Beats released their new album, Sonic Bloom, earlier this year which is a solid set of psych rippers. Worth seeing live, especially with a strong backing bill like tonight’s.

The Lovely Bad Things, Diarrhea Planet, Desert Sharks @ Glasslands
If you’re looking for a sweaty rock ‘n’ roll show tonight, this just might be your best bet. The Lovely Bad Things mix Burger-style garage rock and Lookout!-style pop punk and Diarrhea Planet are a garage punk force to be reckoned with that their album only hints at.

Justin Timberlake, The Weeknd @ Izod Center
JT and The Weeknd already did their NYC show at Barclays Center earlier this week, but tonight’s another chance to catch their double dose of future-R&B in the area at NJ’s Izod Center.

Lady, Justin Baron @ Mercury Lounge
Using Lee Fields backing band, Lady made one of 2013’s more underrated records, exuding old school soul/R&B vibes without being slavish to retro-sonics.

Future Punx, Nuraxi, Dillon James Rego, Jacer Racer, DJ Dirty Boogie @ Shea Stadium
Featuring former Fergus & Geronimo member Jason Kelly, Future Punx channel nervy early ’80s new wave, with songs that probably could’ve stood up alongside Oingo Boingo or Wall of Voodoo.

Kate Nash, La Sera, Starlight Girls @ Terminal 5
After playing Bowery and MHOW earlier this year, Kate moves up to T5 for her latest NYC run.

B-52s @ The Capitol Theatre
These new wave survivors remain basically a party in a can, and they’ll be popping the top tonight.

Chat Logs, Bambara, Florida, Warcries @ The Ho_se
If you’re going to this show, be sure to catch Bambara, whose recent album Dreamviolence is dark and LOUD, and their live show delivers.

Jeffrey Lewis, Marcellus Hall, Susquehanna Industrial Tool and Die Co. @ Union Pool
This is the official afterparty for the Comic Arts Brooklyn festival, and who better to headline than musician and comic artist Jeffrey Lewis?

Restorations, Weatherbox, Deep Pockets, Nightmares For A Week @ Saint Vitus
Restorations mix Torche-style sludge with everyman’s punk that’s somewhere between The Hold Steady and Hot Water Music, and it’s as good in real life as it sounds on paper. Weatherbox fall somewhere between indie rock and emo, and they’re worth catching too.

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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