What’s going on Monday? (John Darnielle, Joyce Manor, Love Inks, No Joy, Strand of Oaks, Semi Femme, Accept, more)
Joyce Manor at Rough Trade in July (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Love Inks at MHOW in 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
John Darnielle (reading), John Hodgman @ Le Poisson Rouge
While Mountain Goats main man John Darnielle has always been a storyteller, he's never written a book before now. His first novel, Wolf In White Van, comes out this week and he'll be reading from it and discussing it in NYC tonight. Joining him is Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman.
Joyce Manor, The Exquisites, Mike Bell and The Movies @ Bowery Ballroom
Cali rippers Joyce Manor make melodic punk with every ounce of fat trimmed (their most recent and longest album is 10 songs in 19 minutes), and those songs truly come alive at their shows. Tonight's their largest headlining gig in NYC yet and sold out. Sure to get rowdy.
No Joy, Tonstartssbandht @ Mercury Lounge
No Joy's shoegaze is the way it should be, a mesmerizing wall of sound and extremely loud. They're on tour opening for Deafheaven (just played MHOW last night), but will squeeze in this small headlining show tonight. Eccentric duo Tonstartssbandht open.
Strand of Oaks, Christopher Denny @ Rough Trade
Timothy Showalter has been making excellent folk as Strand of Oaks for a few years now, but for this year's HEAL LP he added a full band and a more rock-inspired sound and it's been putting him in increasingly larger venues. They'll be back in the winter for a Bowery Ballroom show, but will first play the smaller Rough Trade tonight (sold out). Opening is unique country singer Chris Denny, who has a new album out on Partisan this year.
Voice Coils, Ovlov, Ronald Paris, New Firmament @ Death by Audio
Brooklyn's Voice Coils include members of various local (or local-ish) bands, including Roomrunner, Mitski, Extra Life, Porches, Skeletons, Couch Slut and more. Together they make metallic prog and though that may be an unlikely style from this group, they do it well. Tonight's their 7" release show.
Love Inks, Air Waves, Hollow and Akimbo @ Glasslands
Austin's Love Inks make more of their minimalist pop on this year's Exi, their third album which came out last week. Local indie pop band Air Waves should be a good match too.
Final Bloom, Expert Alterations, Semi-Femme, Synths and Slides @ Palisades
Dark synth duo Final Bloom recall the sounds of '80s goth and industrial and they do the sound justice. Meanwhile, Semi Femme is the current band of Orca Team's Leif Anders and they make quality dark post-punk.
Lorde, Majical Cloudz @ United Palace Theatre
Australian pop ingenue/sensation and emotional bare wire Majical Cloudz may seem like a strange match for touring partners, but here we are.
Accept, Raven @ Gramercy Theatre
Two veterans of heavy metal meet up at Gramercy Theatre tonight with German speed pioneers Accept and NWOBHM-ers Raven.
John Mayall, Matt Andersen @ City Winery
British electric blues legend John Mayall led the influential Bluesbreakers in the '60s whose shifting lineup included a young Eric Clapton, Peter Green (later of Fleetwood Mac), Mick Taylor (later of The Rolling Stones) and others. He's in NYC for a two-night run at City Winery this week, tonight's being the first.
Night Train w/ guest ghost Hari Kondabolu @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac's weekly Night Train comedy show continues tonight with Hari Kondabolu guest hosting. Other guests include Kevin Avery, Janelle James, Ross Parsons, Jim Hamilton and Sean Devlin.
Brooklyn, Stand Up!! @ Knitting Factory
It's a night of free comedy including new SNL 'Weekend Update' co-anchor Michael Che, plus Katrina Braxton, Mike Cannon, Chris Disstefano, Kyle Grooms, Joe List and Amber Nelson.
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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