photo: Panda Bear at Warsaw in 2014 (more by PSquared)
Panda Bear

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

Panda Bear @ MoMA PS1
Panda Bear's new solo album is yet another excellent batch of songs from the Animal Collective, not sounding too much like its predecessors but not abandoning his Brian-Wilson-on-even-more-acid style either. He celebrates it at this show with visuals by frequent collaborator Danny Perez. If you can't make it, you can stream it live via Boiler Room. 3:30 PM start.

Psychedelic Furs, Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., Madeliene Peyroux, Sarah Slean @ Highline Ballroom
It's still okay to dance like Molly Ringwald, especially when seeing Richard and Tim Butler's veteran alt-rock group trot out on the hits. "Love My Way," "Into You Like a Train," and "President Gas" still sound great.

Dr. Dog, Elvis Perkins in Dearland @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Dr. Dog are on night 3 of their eight-night NYC run with different openers, and tonight it's Elvis Perkins, whose upcoming album sounds like he'll be embracing his softer folky side. Sold out.

Steve Gunn, Dom Flemons, Alex Calder, DJs Jake B & Jesse Rosoff @ Rough Trade
Rough Trade is celebrating it's first birthday with this free afternoon show headlined by Vurt Vile associate Steve Gunn, and new Captured Tracks signee (and former Mac DeMarco bandmate) Alex Calder. Doors are at 2:30 PM with the show at 3 PM.

Trophy Scars, I Revere, Disparager, Husbandry, Graves @ Coco66
Trophy Scars have shifted from a post-hardcore band to a progressive rock band with Tom Waits-ian vocals. Whichever mode they're in, it's super interesting stuff.

Sadaf, Arto Lindsay/Sam Hillmer Duo, Michael Beharie, Patrick Higgins, Das Audit @ Trans-Pecos
No wave legend and experimental composer Arto Lindsay wraps up his two-night stand at Trans-Pecos tonight. Tonight he's playing as a duo with saxist Sam Hillmer of Zs, and the rest of the bill is equally out-there.

Greg Barris, Andrew W.K. @ Union Hall
This edition of Barris' 'Mind Warriors' which is  "comedic, science interview that delves into the spiritual and scientific research and practices of each guest." So we'll learn the science of partying tonight?

Lazyeyes, Honduras, Stolen Jars, Big Muff Radio @ Baby's All Right
Brooklyn trio Lazyeyes make hooky, driving indie rock that astutely balances melody and bite. This is the record release show for their new EP and also features a very solid lineup of openers.

Meek Is Murder, Vomit Fist, Aminals, Budd Dwyer @ Saint Vitus
Meek Is Murder make wicked-fast mathcore that any fans of Botch or Dillinger Escape Plan would surely dig. See for yourself tonight.

Ravi Shavi, Wicked Kind, Crystal Robots (ft. Kevin Corrigan), Napoleon @ Cake Shop
Ravi Shavi is the project of Rafay Rashid, the one non-Deer Tick member of Deer Tick side project Happiness. Also of note on this bill is actor Kevin Corrigan's band Crystal Robots.

Bebe Panthere, Awkwafina, Woodro Skillson DJ @ Cameo
Synth pop singer Bebe Panthere headlines this show, and if you're going you should show up early for rapper Awkwafina too.

globalFEST @ Webster Hall
The annual globalFEST returns to Webster Hall with performers from around the world, many of whom are making their US or NYC debuts. Full lineup here.

NYC Podfest
Now in its third year, the NYC Podfest brings the best of, you guessed it, podcasts from across the country to New York for a fun-filled audio-based weekend. Today it's taking place at LES venue Fontana's with an all-day program that includes podcasts from Gilbert Gottfried and Todd Barry.

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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