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The Movielife @ Irving Plaza, 2015 (more by Mimi Hong)

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

The Movielife, The Flatliners, MakeWar @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Long Island melodic hardcore greats The Movielife are releasing their first album since 2003 this year, but first they’re playing a few intimate shows this month. Maybe we’ll hear a new song or two tonight.

The Damned, The Bellrays @ Warsaw
Captain Sensible took a spill onstage in Toronto last weekend and broke a rib, causing The Damned to cancel a couple shows this week. For now, this long-sold-out show, which would be the Captain’s first since the accident, is still on. We obviously want to see The Damned (who were flat-out great last year at Gramercy) but we also don’t want Captain to make things worse.

UPDATE: The Damned’s Warsaw show is now postponed too.

The Black Lips, Surfbort, The Moonlandingz, Brooklyn Bluebirds @ Webster Hall
The Black Lips’ new album was produced by Sean Lennon and features Sean’s mom, Yoko Ono, as well as Saul from Fat White Family. Will Yoko show up tonight? It’s sure to be a crazy night in any case. Be sure to catch The Moonlandingz (Lias and Saul of Fat White Familiy + Eccentronic Research Council) who were just added to the bill.

Mexrrissey @ Brooklyn Bowl
What better way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo than with Mexico’s premiere Smiths/Morrissey tribute act, who transforms songs like “Ask” and “Suedehead” into Mexican folk songs.


Just Blaze, DJ Kid Capri, DJ Brucie B @ Louie & Chan @ (RBMA)
As part of Red Bull Music Academy, these DJs take over Louie & Chan tonight for the afterparty for the new jack swing talk with Teddy Riley. It’s got Just Blaze, who helped shape the sound of 2000s rap, the legendary Kid Capri (who yells all over the new Kendrick Lamar album), and Brucie B of Harlem’s Roof Top roller-skating rink (which was once located in the same building where Riley had his first studio).

Crushed, Sick Feeling, Neaux, Slashers @ Sunnyvale
Hardcore rippers Crushed are celebrating their new Deep User EP at this show. The ripping Sick Feeling is pretty awesome direct support, and Sierra Kay’s shoegaze band Neaux are worth catching as well.

Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, The Devil Wears Prada, Code Orange @ The Paramount
Thrash legends Anthrax and mall metal giants Killswitch Engage are out on the co-headlining “Killthrax” tour. This leg is extra exciting thanks to support from the hardcore-turned-nu-metal-ish band Code Orange.

Beanie Sigel, Manhattan Mal, Young Ros, Tim Wicked @ Knitting Factory
Roc-A-Fella vet Beanie Sigel has been popping up in interesting ways lately, like with his guest verse on Dave East’s recent single “The Real Is Back.” Tonight the Philly rapper graces Brooklyn with a show.

Hank Wood and the Hammerheads, La Misma, Mommy, Conspiracy, Fur Helmet, Shimmer @ Saint Vitus
One of NYC’s best garage punk bands, Hank Wood and the Hammerheads, headlines this benefit for the Grand Central Food Program.

Rye Coalition, Sunshine The Rain @ White Eagle Hall
Jersey CIty’s historic White Eagle Hall, which opened in 1910, has been restored and this is the grand re-opening. There’s a ribbon cutting ceremony with Mayor Steven Fulop at 4:30 PM, and later in the night beloved Jersey rockers Rye Coalition play the venue.

‘New Peck’ ballet (music by Dan Deacon) @ David H. Koch Theater
Dan Deacon‘s “The USA” suite from his 2012 album America is going to be used by the New York City Ballet as part of their “New Combinations” program they’ll perform seven times this season. As choreographed by the acclaimed Justin Peck, the performance will have “his dancers trading their pointe shoes in for sneakers.”

Omni, Honduras, Patio @ Our Wicked Lady
Atlanta’s Omni, which features ex members of Deerhunter and Carnivores and make excellent twitchy postpunky pop, headline this rooftop show at Our Wicked Lady.

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



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