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What’s going on Thursday (Connan Mockasin, Kirin J Callinan, Ejecta, The New Mendicants, Megafauna, The Knife & more)

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

Connan Mockasin, Kirin J Callinan @ Bowery Ballroom
Two eccentric performers from the other side of the globe are teaming up for what should be an interesting tour. Things could get weird and fun.

Ray LaMontagne @ Town Hall
With this just released album, Supernova, Ray adds a welcome dose of psychedelia to his folk formula. He’ll be playing the album in full tonight and tomorrow.

Rodrigo y Gabriela, Zach Heckendorf @ Beacon Theatre
Mexican acoustic guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela have a new album, 9 Dead Alive, and are currently on tour in support of it. Tonight they kick off their 3-night run at Beacon Theatre.

The Knife @ Terminal 5
Sweden’s enigmatic duo The Knife haven’t played NYC since 2006. Their new album is a little more “difficult” than Silent Shout so who knows what to expect — beyond a high-concept, highly theatrical stage show. It wont likely be boring. Sold out.

Ejecta, New Myths, Tempers, Frame @ Baby’s All Right
Ejecta is the duo of Neon Indian’s Leanne Macomber and Ford & Lopatin’s Joel Ford that centers around Leanne’s (almost) always “completely naked” character. They also make pretty good synth pop.

Bounce Ballroom, Bobby Konders, DJ MikeQ, MC, Kevin JZ Prodigy, Todd Terry, DJ Sliink, Mike Gip (RBMA) @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
The 2014 Red Bull Music Academy kicks off a month of events in NYC with this evening featuring “Four dance styles, four dance crews, four DJs.” Get ready to bounce.

Megafauna, Lip Talk, Pralaya, Talibam! @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
Megafauna pull from ’90s alternative rock with ’70s hard rock for a mix that’s really just big, and if that’s the way you like your guitar music you might dig these guys. The electronic-tinged pop of Lip Talk is worth catching too.

The New Mendicants @ Mercury Lounge
Joe Pernice and Teenage Fanclub’s Norman Blake go together like chocolate and peanut butter as The New Mendicants. Expect sweet harmonies, funny stories…and probably some songs from each of their respective song catalogs.

The Both, Nick Diamonds @ Music Hall Williamsburg
Ted Leo and Aimee Mann have been collaborating for a couple years now, and this year they finally got out their debut album as The Both. Tonight’s the second of two NYC shows on this tour. Opening is a solo set from Nick Diamonds of The Unicorns and Islands.

Chvrches (DJ Set), Brenmar, The Range, The Deep DJs, Sety, TÂCHES @ Output
The folks at Kitsuné are presenting their Club Night with a stacked line-up of dance talent. CHVRCHES, who play T5 on Friday, DJ tonight and it’s the US debut of UK producer TÂCHES.

Fielded, Blackstone Rngrs, Big Muff Radio, Boom Said Thunder @ Cake Shop
There’s rarely a lack of chances to catch the dark pop of Fielded in NYC, and tonight at Cake Shop is another of those chances.

Killswitch Engage, Into Another, Battlecross @ The Paramount
If a trip to Long Island for a Killswitch Engage show is in the cards for you tonight, this is another chance to see reunited hardcore favorites Into Another in the NYC-area. They last played opening for Clutch in December and before that headlined Saint Vitus.

Charly Bliss, Mannequin Pussy, BFA, Downies @ Shea Stadium
Recent Tiny Engines signees and NYC punk regulars Mannequin Pussy hit the local circuit again at Shea tonight.

Icewater, See Through, Cassandra Jenkins @ Union Pool
Icewater, who are also Eleanor Friedberger’s backing band, make lovely guitar-and-synth pop on their own.

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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