Devo @ Punk Rock Bowing 2013 (more by Keith Marlowe)

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

Devo @ Best Buy Theater
One of the most influential artists of the post-punk/new wave era (well beyond "Whip It"). Though we lost Bob Casale earlier this year, original members Gerald Casale, Mark Mothersbaugh, and Bob Mothersbaugh are still with them.

Young and Sick, Bent Denim @ Bowery Ballroom
Young and Sick have been getting some buzz this year for their take on the indie-R&B phenomenon (their style is probably closest to Rhye). Bent Denim, who have a bit of Youth Lagoon thing going on, open.

Thug Entrancer, Prism House, Octo Octa (DJ Set) @ Cameo Gallery
Thug Entrancer put out a record on Software earlier this year, and like a lot of thing son that label, it's minimal, ambient stuff. But he can get dancey too.

Netherlands, White Hills, Insect Ark @ Death by Audio
Good bill at DbA tonight with noisemakers Netherlands, heavy rock rockers White Hills, and former Angels of Light member Dana Schecther's Insect Ark project.

Maria Minerva, HIGHLIFE, Mind Dynamics @ Baby's All Right
Since moving to NYC, lo-fi pop singer Maria Minerva has become a regular on the scene, and is always worth catching, especially if you haven't done so yet.

King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, Bad Girlfriend @ Baby's All Right
Stick around Baby's after Maria for Aussie outfit King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard make psych-rock not unlike Black Angels or the BJM. This is their many shows as part of their June "Brooklyn Summer Fun Residency."

Painted Palms, Saint Pepsi, Candide @ Glasslands
San Francisco pop duo Painted Palms released their debut album, Forever, earlier this year which mixes Beatlesque melodies and dancefloor proclivities. They headline this night of dancepop.

STRFKR, Poolside, Chrome Sparks @ House of Vans
Speaking of dancepop, tonight's free House of Vans show is headlined by Portland's STRFKR make the kind of music some folks with MGMT still did.

Dead Kennedys, Reagan Youth @ Irving Plaza
Neither of these bands are currently with the lead singers that made them influential, but at least it's a good double bill to hear a ton of classic punk and hardcore in one night.

Asgeir, James Bay @ Mercury Lounge
Looking to stay cool in this heat? How about a trip to Iceland? Ok, how about an Icelandic band in an air-conditioned club? Asgeir have a similar vibe to Sigur Ros or Mew (in perhaps a slicker package).

Arkells, COIN @ Mercury Lounge
Canadian ban Arkells play the kind of heartland rock that was a radio staple in the '80s. They do it pretty well too.

Star Slinger, Tony Quattro, Poolside (DJ Set) @ Output
UK dance producer Star Slinger brings his mix of hip hop and house back to NYC for this week's INPUT party at Output.

The National, MS MR @ Prospect Park Bandshell
The National have a very impressive run of killer indie rock records, and despite their often-somber sounds, they're far from a boring live band. Final night of their three-night Celebrate Brooklyn! run.

Dave Chappelle @ Radio City Music Hall
Comedian Dave Chappelle is back in a big way, doing a whopping nine nights at Radio City Music Hall. This is the second.

Robert Francis, Guy Blakeslee (of Entrance Band), Maxim Ludwig @ Rough Trade
The Entrance Band frontman Guy Blakeslee must have a little more time now that his bandmate Paz Lenchantin is often busy playing bass in the Pixies, because he just released his first solo album in ten years, Ophelia Slowly, via Everloving.

Pilot to Gunner, Bound and Buried, All Eyes West, Easy Creatures @ Saint Vitus
Early 2000s-era NYC post-hardcore band Pilot to Gunner have been back in action lately, and tonight's another hometown show for them at Saint Vitus. Chicago's All Eyes West are worth showing up for too.

Alexander Turnquist, Chris Tignor @ Trans Pecos
Surviving a couple potentially debilitating health scares, Turnquist is back, having just release his new album, Flying Fantasy, full gorgeous modern folk.

Dead Stars, Sharkmuffin, Slothrust, Overlake @ Union Pool
If you like '90s style indie and alt-rock, you're probably going to be into this entire lineup, headlined by the crunchy Dead Stars. Really the whole night should be pretty good.

Hot Tuna, Leon Russell @ Capitol Theatre
Unlike the main members' other band, Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna have continued consistently for decades since their start as a band, and like fellow jam pioneers Phil Lesh or Allman Brothers, they've still got it.

The Talk Show Series Presents w/ Bobby Tisdale, Eleanor Friedberger, Ahna Tessler @ Over the Eight
Bobby Tisdale hosts this talk-show style evening with Fiery Furnaces' Eleanor Friedberger (who's been guesting in the Late Night band on NBC), funny lady Ahna Tessler and some special TBA guests.

Teen Suicide, Crying, Us & Us Only, Dungeon Kids @ Shea Stadium
Teen Suicide, the old band of Sam Ray (Julia Brown, Ricky Eat Acid) are back from the grave (sorry) and currently on a tour with the Run For Cover-signed chiptune band Crying.

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

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