today in NYC
* Juan MacLean @ Cielo
* Blue Note Jazz Fest
* John Maus @ Other Music
* Slavic Soul Party @ Barbes
Rob Brown Trio @ The Stone
* Tell All Your Friends @ Lolita Bar
* Son Lux, Bell @ Public Assembly
* Earth, Wind & Fire @ Beacon Theatre
* Josh Ritter @ Barnes & Noble Union Square
* Charles Downs' Centipede @ The Stone
* Eleven Twenty-Nine, Endless Boogie @ Zebulon
* Black Sheep, DJ Kid Capri Peter Gunz @ Soundview Park
* Puro Instinct, John Maus, Geneva Jacuzzi @ Glasslands
* Descender, Hull, Brown Book, Hellbender @ Lit Lounge
* Chimneys, Ever Isles, Reverend, Jeremy Sessa @ Bruar Falls
* Erika Spring (of Au Revoir Simone) @ Solar One (Rooftop Films)
* Jolie Holland, Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside @ Bowery Ballroom
* Rufus Wainwright performs opera @ World Financial Center Winter Garden
* The Present, People Get Ready, Man Forever Guitar Quintet @ Union Pool
* Future Islands, Ed Schrader's Music Beat, The Immaculates @ Death By Audio
* Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players, Roughstars, Light Spells @ Bowery Electric
* New York Gypsy All-Stars Band (Hudson Square Music & Wine Fest) @ City Winery
* Hubble, Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Dreebs, Alan Watts, Jefferson High @ SilentBarn
* Shemspeed Hip Hop Fest w/ Y-Love, DeScribe, Eprhyme, Kosha Dillz, Bekay, Sneakas, Diwon, Genesis Be, Auzriel, J. Stone & more @ Southpaw
* Mariachi El Bronx , Legendary Shack Shakers, The Two Man Gentlemen Band @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Pass Kontrol, Not Blood Paint, JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound, Bad Credit No Credit @ Cameo Gallery

Josh Ritter wrote a book. He reads from it at Barnes & Noble tonight.

Rufus Wainwright plays a free show.

Mariachi El Bronx plays a free show. The Bronx (same members) just played a boat.

The Wooden Birds have a new video for "Two Matchsticks". Watch below.

What else?


The first video for the second full-length by The Wooden Birds, led by Andrew Kenny (American Analog Set, Broken Social Scene). In creating Two Matchsticks, the band drew on the strengths of their live show, making it more driven, upbeat and fuller than the Birds' previous efforts. The album also features Wooden Birds members Leslie Sisson and Matt Pond who, in addition to singing backing vocals on the album, sing lead and duet with Kenny on some of the album's most memorable songs. Other special guests include Ben Gibbard from Death Cab For Cutie along with members of Ola Podrida.

Directed and created by animator Justin Goldwater


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