What’s going on Saturday? (Marky Ramone, Savages, Dr. Dog, Slim Twig, Wussy, Dave Harrington, Haymaker & more)
Andrew WK w/ Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg @ Santo's, 2013 (more by Dan Bracaglia)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Helix, Palmistry, Tripletrain, Celestial Traxx, GENG @ Baby's All Right
This is a cool late-night dance party with Night Slugs producer Helix, future pop UK musician Palmistry, Teklife's Tripletrain and more.
Dr. Dog, Field Mouse @ Bowery Ballroom
Dr. Dog complete their 8-night NYC run tonight, and for the final show local alt-pop band Field Mouse are opening.
Soul Clap & Dance Off @ Brooklyn Bowl
Jonathan Toubin is halfway through his NYC Subway tour where he's DJing every night in January. Tonight is his monthly Soul Clap party with guest selector is TV on the Radio's Jaleel Bunton and guest judges include Jesse Malin and OJ from Xray Eyeballs
Ikebe Shakedown, Raja Kassis, The Love Supreme @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar is always a safe bet for weekend fun, with free live music to go with the assortment of games, shopping, microbrews and fancy food. Tonight's live lineup features the 12-strong soul band The Love Surpreme who mix originals with classic Motown/girl group songs.
Youth Worship, Night Squad, Dinner @ Cake Shop
When Asobi Seksu went on hiatus, guitarist James Hanna formed Youth Worship who follow in a similar, if more rocking, style. Tonight's show also features weird Dutch singer, Dinner, who is signed to Captured Tracks.
Dave Harrington, Valentin Stip, High Water @ Cameo Gallery
Nicolas Jaar's label Other People is presenting this night at Cameo which includes Nico's former Darkside partner Dave Harrington, their pal Valentin Stip (who opened their final show), and High Water, aka multi-instrumentalist Will Epstein, who's collaborated with Nico several times.
Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg, Andrew W.K. @ Gramercy Theatre
Drummer Marky Ramone has assembled a new band to play Ramones songs with Andrew WK on lead vocals.
Slim Twig, U.S. Girls, Eaters, Bottoms @ Palisades
DFA recently reissued DFA reissued Slim Twig's 2012 album, A Hound at the Hem, which is definitely not a typical pick for the label, more avant-garde orchestral pop than four-on-the-floor disco action. He plays tonight with avant-pop band U.S. Girls, synth-soundtrack lovers Eaters, and Bottoms.
Savages, Johnny Hostile @ Saint Vitus
It's the second of Savages' nine NYC shows this month where they're working out new material with us as guinea pigs. The first show was about 60% new stuff, all of which sounded pretty good. It's sold out. Opening is Johnny Hostile who is Savages' singer Jehnny Beth's partner.
Hand Job Academy, Atlantic Thrills, Heeney, High Pop, Strange Kids @ Shea Stadium
Hip hop trio Hand Job Academy released their debut album, #IKEAMONKEY, back in August which is loaded with snarky hipster-ish songs like "Lena Dunham" and "Pu$$y Chicken." You can stream it below.
Dillon Francis, Bro Safari, Anamanaguchi @ Terminal 5
Dillon Francis continues his 3-night run at Terminal 5 tonight, and we especially think it's worth showing up for chiptuners Anamanaguchi.
Haymaker, Rival Mob, Sex Prisoner, Brain Slug @ Acheron
Long-running Ontario grinders are fully back in action, having released their first new recordings in almost a decade in 2013. Fresh off a set at the A389 bash, they make their way to NYC tonight.
Wussy, Sam Haiman Band @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Cincinatti band Wussy was formed after Chuck Weaver's old band, Ass Ponys, broke up and continued in much the same indie rock fashion. Their most recent album, Attica!, came out last year.
Bill Frisell @ Lincoln Center
With help from violist Eyvind Kang, bassist Thomas Morgan, drummer Rudy Royston, and singer/violinist Petra Haden (That Dog), guitarist Bill Frisell is performing interpretations of classics from the big screen like "When You Wish Upon a Star," "Alfie," and "Moon River."
Joyce Manor, Mitski @ Amityville Music Hall and Tavern
Still fresh off their excellent third album, 2014's Never Hungover Again, Cali punks Joyce Manor wrap up their sold-out 4-night NYC-area run on Long Island tonight. For this one, they'll be joined by NYC's excellent singer/songwriter Mitski.
Rozwell Kid, Baked, Mr. Legs @ Rodrigue's Coffee House
Rozwell Kid, who you may have seen on tour last year with TWIABP, put out their Too Shabby LP on Broken World Media (Derrick from TWIABP's label) this past fall. It's chock full of scrappy '90s indie rock meets Thin Lizzy leads.
Adventure, Cleaners, Dali Vision, Still Weavens @ Palisades
Adventure, the chiptune project hailing from Baltimore's Wham City art scene, hasn't released an album since 2013's Weird Work, but has kept at it in the live realm and return to Brooklyn tonight.
A Night of Lou Reed & The Velvet Underground w/ The Brooklyn What, Peter Stampfel, Jeffrey Lewis, No One & The Somebodies, The Planes, Ghostpal, The Finks, Sharkmuffin, Old Table, Electric People, No Ice @ The Gutter
As the name of the show says, this is a Lou Reed / Velvet Underground tribute with a host of local acts. It's a $10 donation and all proceeds go to The Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment which goes towards legal defense of those arrested in the Ferguson protests.
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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