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Eric Copeland

Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

Eric Copeland, Regal Degal, Greatest Hits @ 285 Kent Avenue
Black Dice's Eric Copeland released his new solo album, Joke In The Hole, earlier this summer and is a total schizo freakout. Expect similar terrorizing sonics tonight, plus a set from Regal Degal.

JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound, The Rooks @ Brooklyn Bowl
Chicago's "post-punk soul" innovator JC Brooks brings his unique, compelling Sound uptown (Brooklyn) for a fun night competing against the sounds of falling pins.

We Barbarians, Sacco, Isadora @ Cameo Gallery
Long Beach trio We Barbarian's sound is not a million miles away from Bear Hands or Local Natives, making dancefloor friendly rock.

Kicking Spit, Shellshag, Black Wine, Nuclear Santa Claust @ Death By Audio
It's an all Don Giovanni bill tonight at Death by Audio with lo-fi rockers Kicking Spit, veteran DIY duo Shellshag, power-pop-y rockers Black Wine, and Ramonesy punks Nuclear Santa Claust. Should be a great time.

Black Kids, Junior Prom @ Mercury Lounge
Victims of overhype success, lets not forget that what got these Floridians into the mess was some really catchy, likable songs. After a few years out from under the microscope, Black Kids are back and we're hoping for the best.

Bear Hands, The Coathangers, The Death Set, Pity Sex, EULA, Dead//Beat @ Paper Box
This stacked bill at The Paper Box is dubbed Blackout Summer '13 and it features some great bands, including garage punks The Coathangers, dance punks The Death Set, emo kids-turned-shoegazers Pity Sex, noise rockers EULA, and more.

Math the Band, Sparxx, Efraim, Murdertonics (DJ set) @ Shea Stadium
Math the Band have recently opened for bands like Peelander-Z and Andrew WK, and seeing them only once will show you exactly why. This duo is more concerned with rock for the sake of fun rather than for the sake of art. So even if you don't know the songs, head on over to Shea Stadium and party.

mewithoutYou, A Great Big Pile Of Leaves @ The Bell House
mewithoutYou have done just about everything from post-hardcore to art rock to indie folk in the course of their decade-plus career, and it's probably fair to expect a mix of all of that tonight. Meanwhile, Brooklyn's A Great Big Pile of Leaves make some of the best chilled out, start-stop emo since Minus the Bear, making this a great double bill.

Ovlov, Two Inch Astronaut, LVL UP, Flagland @ Union Pool
It's a night of loud rock at Union Pool with traditionalist indie rock from Ovlov, smart post-hardcore from Two Inch Astronaut, deceptively-slacker rock from LVL UP, and garage rock from Flagland.

Ladytron (DJ set), Sinden, Afrika Bambaataa, Grandtheft, Lauren Flax, Swizzymack @ Pier 78
This is a two-part danceparty with a diverse mix of DJs and performers: first half taking place on Pier 78 (West Side Highway and 38th St) and then at midnight it moves on the Hudson via the Star of Palm Beach cruiser.

The Love Goat, Action Swingers, Degreaser, BeauSoleil @ Cake Shop
The Love Goat is the exciting and new project from Lubricated Goat's Stu Spasm. Come aboard, they're expecting you. The night also features fellow Aussie punks Degreaser.

Bicep, Maxxi Soundsystem, Pional, JDH & Dave P @ Highline Ballroom
Dance all night at Highline Ballroom for this Fixed + Verboten party with Simian Mobile Disco collaborator Bicep, UK house producer Maxxi Soundsystem, John Talabot collaborator Pional, and Fixed regulars JDH + Dave P. 11 PM doors.

New Power Generation, Secret Band @ City Winery
It's "Purple Week" at City Winery and tonight's show is not Prince (or an artist formerly known as that) but it is members of his sometimes backing band, New Power Generation, plus the promise of "very special guests." For the price of these tickets, they better be special.

Survival @ Saint Vitus
Liturgy's Hunter Hunt Hendrix's new project, Survival, explores some completely different themes, delving into post-hardcore while dabbling with the vocal experimentation that marked some of his other band's releases.

Aye Nako, Priests, Tomboy, Bad Behavior @ The Living Gallery
Brooklyn's Aye Nako, who do pop punk right, and fiercely intense DC post-punks Priests are teaming up for a show at the Living Gallery tonight, which makes for one hell of a show. Brooklyn's punky Bad Behavior are worth catching too. You can stream their recent Never Trust a Dolphin EP, below.


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