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What’s going on Friday? (Thee Oh Sees, Laetitia Sadier, Juan Maclean, Kathryn Calder, Micachu, Dengue Fever & more)

photo: Kathryn Calder at Knitting Factory in 2011 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Kathryn Calder

photo: Laetitia Sadier at Terminal 5 in 2011 (more by Vincent Cornelli)
Laetitia Sadier

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

Thee Oh Sees, Zs, Purling Hiss @ Warsaw
Coming off their strongest album in a while, Mutilator Defeated at Last, Thee Oh Sees bring their new(ish) two drummer lineup to NYC for the final of three shows with Zs.

Laetitia Sadier (of Stereolab), Deradoorian, Operator @ Baby’s All Right
Former Stereolab singer Laetitia Sadier hasn’t strayed to far from her old band’s sound on her solo albums, like last year’s Something Shines. Making this bill all the more enticing is Deradoorian, Angel Deradoorian’s new project with her sister, Arlene.

Kathryn Calder (of The New Pornographers), Overlake @ Mercury Lounge
Kathryn Calder of New Pornographers released her third solo album back in April. While the self-titled record has a few pop moments like her other gig, it also has some very lovely, dreamlike and pastoral songs as well.

The Juan Maclean, Guerilla Toss @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Fresh off a European tour, the Juan Maclean (featuring a hot four-piece lineup, including some rad theremin use) play their second of two NYC shows tonight which also has new DFA signing Guerilla Toss.

Micachu & The Shapes, Highlife @ Alphaville
Micachu’s new record, Good Sad Happy Bad, was born out of an unrehearsed jam session that was secretly taped by drummer Marc Pell, and that became the backbone of the album. We are very curious to hear what this all sounds like live.

Dengue Fever, Bombay Rickey, Nappy G @ Le Poisson Rouge
Los Angeles band Dengue Fever make an updated take on ’60s/’70s jazzy Cambodian pop, as heard on this year’s The Deepest Lake.

The Orb, Michna @ Bowery Ballroom
Dub chillout pioneers The Orb have been providing the soundtrack to some people’s comedown for 25 years now. With a new album, Moonbuilding 2703 AD, under their belts, be ready for lift-off. This is their second of two shows.

Tomorrow’s Tulips, Fletcher C. Johnson, Fern Mayo, Larry and The Babes @ Palisades
Costa Mesa, CA trio Tomorrows Tulips make lo-fi indiepop with a flower power bent, and have records out on the Burger Label (which is enough to get some people to this show).

John Hodgman @ The Bell House
John Hodgman, who seems to be on every decent comedy series on TV these days, is heading out on a tour called “Vacationland”  this weekend. Before he leaves, he’s playing this warm-up show in Brooklyn.

Hank Wood and the Hammerheads, Anasazi, L.O.T.I.O.N., Nandas, Mommy @ Saint Vitus
This show is a benefit for The Sam Vincent Foundation & Hamilton-Madison House and it’s basically a who’s who of NYC’s underground punk scene. Headlining is the especially great Hank Wood and the Hammerheads, who toe the line between garage and hardcore.

Slingshot Dakota, Haybaby, Bethlehem Steel, Elizabeth Warren @ Shea Stadium
If you like poppy lo-fi indie with a kick, pretty much this whole bill will be up your alley.

Dead Heavens, Don Devore @ Union Pool
Post-hardcore legend Walter Schreifels dives into late ’60s-style psych rock with his new-ish band Dead Heavens. Tonight they play with another constantly-busy musician, Don Devore (of Ink & Dagger, Sick Feeling, Amazing Baby and more).

Aeroplane, JDH & Dave P @ Output (The Roof)
Belgium dance producer Aeroplane is no stranger to FIXED parties, and he makes a welcome return to NYC for another of those tonight.

Chris Brokaw, Animal Hospital, Final Boss, Horoscope @ Trans-Pecos
Indie veteran Chris Brokaw has spent time in Codeine, Come and other bands, and tonight he returns to solo mode.

Bushwig Fest @ Onderdonk House
Kicking off this weekend’s Bushwig fest, tonight is the Bushwig Ball where they’ll crown Mz. Bushwig. Dress your best.

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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