What’s going on Saturday? (Fat White Family, YOB, Anwar Sadat, Chumped, Grooms, Broad City, The Both & more)
Fat Whites at Baby's All Right for BV-CMJ 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Grooms @ Death by Audio's final show (more by PSquared)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Fat White Family, Surfbort, EZTV @ Baby's All Right
Now calling Brooklyn their home base, UK band Fat White Family will be rubbing their scent on local venues more regularly -- which is good for music fans and maybe bad for club's cleaning staffs. It should be said that despite their (deserved) wild rep, FWF have a load of great songs and keep it together live, despite antics.
Celestial Shore, Grooms, The Teen Age, The Glazzies @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
It's a high quality night of local indie rock at Brooklyn Bazaar, especially Grooms whose new album explores keyboards and krautrock to great effect, and Celestial Shore who balance precision and songcraft. It's a free show and you can get some holiday shopping done while you're there.
Computer Magic, Mainland, The Prettiots, Keith Sweaty @ Glasslands
Danielle "Danz" Johnson makes winning synthpop as Computer Magic and will be saying goodbye to Glasslands tonight (which closes in two weeks) with help from the spacey pop of Mainland and The Prettiots.
YOB, Occultation, Ecstatic Vision @ Saint Vitus
Doom metal had quite the year in 2014, and looking at the year-end lists we've seen so far, it's pretty much between the Pallbearer album and YOB's Clearing the Path to Ascend for 2014's doom valedictorian. Tonight concludes their 2-night stand at Saint Vitus with great and different openers each night. Sold out.
Chat Logs, Anwar Sadat, Tropical Trash, Bad Behavior @ Shea Stadium
Louisville's Anwar Sadat make the kind of noisy post-punk that would've fit in well on Touch & Go in the '80s/'90s. Their new EP, Obedience, came out earlier this month.
Bluffing, Kal Marks, Two Inch Astronaut, Lady Bones, Big Neck Police @ Silent Barn
Eccentric Boston indie rockers Kal Marks celebrate their new EP on Exploding In Sound called Just A Lonely Fart at this show. They're joined by their EIS labelmates Two Inch Astronaut who do '90s Dischord-style post-hardcore, NYC indie popsters Bluffing, and more.
Chumped, Adult Dude, Chris Gethard, Jeff Rosenstock, Cayetana @ Suburbia
Brooklyn's best real-deal pop punk band Chumped released their debut LP this year, Teenage Retirement, and from the response it's been getting it looks like it won't be long before you can't see them in local DIY venues anymore. But before that happens, catch tonight's LP release show at the very DIY Suburbia with a stacked bill of Philly indie rockers Cayetana, Brooklyn's Dino Jr/Superchunk lovers Adult Dude, former Bomb the Music Industry singer Jeff Rosenstock, and the very funny Chris Gethard.
Broad City @ Bell House
Comedy Central's Broad City was one of 2014's runaway hits, a raunchier, more stoned, and funnier flipside to to the world of HBO's Girls (which has its merits too), all while managing to be a little closer to most young peoples' struggling NYC experiences. Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson have been taking the show on the road, and return for two sold-out hometown performances tonight.
Devin, Haunted America, Ravi Shavi @ The Flat
It's been a while since we've heard new music from Devin, who released his retro rock 'n' roll debut LP on Frenchkiss in 2012. Tonight he's joined by Epoch band Haunted America and Deer Tick's pals Ravi Shavi.
Hector's Pets, JP5, A. Rex and J. Rex @ Grand Victory
Garage rock fans will want to head here tonight for Burger-related Hector's Pets, Nashville's JP5, and locals A. Rex and J. Rex.
Aimee Mann, Ted Leo, Fred Armisen, Susanna Hoffs, Jonathan Coulton @ Town Hall
Aimee Mann and Ted Leo (who collaborate as The Both) bring their Christmas show to NYC tonight, with help from Bangles singer Susanna Hoffs, geek rocker Jonathan Coulton, and Portlandia's Fred Armisen.
Anicon, Yellow Eyes, Kosmodemonic @ Union Pool
Two NYC metal bands, the proggy Anicon and the blackened Yellow Eyes, have been on the road together and tonight they wrap it up in their hometown. Also on the bill is psychedelic locals Kosmodemonic.
Rye Coalition, Black Wail @ WFMU Monty Hall
NJ rock and rollers Rye Coalition haven't put out new music in years, but the long-running band have been keeping at it in the live show department.
Hot Tuna @ Beacon Theatre
Hot Tuna are a pretty active band, especially considering how long they've been around, but tonight's an extra special show. Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady will be joined by their former Jefferson Airplane bandmate Marty Balin. Marty sang lead on a ton of their best songs, so hopefully that means we'll hear some Airplane faves (She Has Funny Cars?) tonight.
Gay Panic, Trophy Wife, Tiny Tusks, Worriers @ Rock Shop
On this bill we're especially excited about Worriers, the excellent melodic punk band fronted by former The Measure [sa] singer Lauren Denitzio. The rest of the bill is also all queer and/or women-fronted bands.
Murray Hill, Bridget Everett @ Le Poisson Rouge
Have yourself "A Murray Little Christmas" as "the hardest working middle-aged man in show business" welcomes Bridget Everett, Perle Noire, Trixie Little, Mr. Gorgeous, Carmine Covelli, and The Craig's List Quartet for a night of holiday good cheer.
Flosstradamus, GTA, Curtis Williams, Two-9 @ Terminal 5
Chicago beatmakers Flosstradamus know how to get a room moving, so it's no surprise that they're taking over the huge Terminal 5 for two nights, this being the second. Openers should be a good time too.
Boston Strangler, waste management, Peacebreakers, Oblivionation, Jock's Blood, Moron @ Acheron
If you like the aggressive sounds of late '80s Boston hardcore, you're in luck because so do Boston Strangler and they do a ton of justice to those classic bands.
Gabriel Kahane @ BAM
Composer/singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane, who's collaborated with Rufus Wainwright, Sufjan Stevens, Blake Mills and others, is performing his newest work, The Ambassador, from December 13-10 at BAM with fellow Sufjan collaborators Rob Moose, Alex Sopp (both of yMusic), and Casey Foubert, as well as Ted Poor, Laura Lutzke, Nathan Schram, and Gabriel Cabezas (also of yMusic).
Fake Blood, Sinden, Alex English @ Slake
UK producers Fake Blood and Sinden share a quirky style with eyes on the dancefloor, ears for pop.
For those out in the daytime, keep in mind today is both Santacon and the Millions March protest...let's just hope those things don't collide.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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