photo: EMA at Bowery Ballroom in 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

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

EMA is presenting a new virtual reality project, I Wanna Destroy, at MoMA PS1 today (2 PM start). "This virtual world uses 3D game mechanics to articulate experiences not often explored in mainstream gaming; including guilt, nostalgia, family, and transcendence. Audience members explore a changing 3D environment, while their experiences are projected before the entire audience." She provides a live score.

Modern Baseball, Spraynard, The Weaks, Marietta @ Saint Vitus
This is a cool lineup all-around of lower-fi punk with the lyrically clever Modern Baseball, the melodic hardcore-leaning Spraynard, the power poppy The Weaks, and emo-y Marietta. It's the release party for a 6-way split that all four of these bands are on, and both the show and the split benefit United Cerebral Palsy. Sold out.

Troy Ave, Jeezy, Meek Mill, Fabolous, Yo Gotti @ Webster Hall
Another of the many hip hop shows for NBA All-Star Weekend, and an especially stacked one. There's local up-and-comer Troy Ave, Atlanta's reliable Jeezy, the more-promising-than-ever Meek Mill, early '00s survivor Fabolous, and long-running Memphis rapper Yo Gotti.

Mortals, The Black Antler, Nerve Shatter @ The Acheron
Fresh off opening for Eyehategod at Vitus, locals Mortals now headline their own NYC show tonight. Last year they put out their great sludgy sophomore LP, Cursed to See the Future, on Relapse.

Donuts Are Forever 9 @ Brooklyn Bowl
In honor of the great hip hop producer J Dilla, who would've turned 41 last week if he didn't sadly pass away in 2006, the ninth annual Donuts Are Forever tribute goes down at Brooklyn Bowl. Advance tickets sold out, but a limited amount will be available at doors.

Sinkane, Cookies @ Rough Trade
Sinkane, aka multi-talented Brooklynite Ahmed Gallab, has helmed the multi-city William Onyeabor Atomic Bomb tribute concerts, toured with Caribou, and last year released his fifth album, the underrated Mean Love.

'Love Hangover' w/ Gramercy Arms, Doug Gillard, Will Sheff & more @ Bowery Electric
It's the annual The Love Hangover concert that features "the world-weary and the true believers alike huddle in pairs, playing songs to heal broken hearts and break whole ones." The Gramercy Arms' Dave Derby curated this year's lineup.

Wild Arrows, Leave the Planet, Gurus, Slang King @ Baby's All Right
Amongst this line-up of Brooklyn indie bands are UK dreampoppers Leave the Planet who have been on a mission to play every small NYC and Brooklyn venue. They're good too, gliding on the gentler side of shoegaze.

Walter Lure (Johnny Thunders Heartbreakers), Matt Hitt (Drowners) & more @ Bowery Electric
This Valentine's Day edition of Bowery Electric's 'Sally Can't Dance' party goes down with punk legend Walter Lure, newcomer Matt Hitt, and many more playing the songs of the New York Dolls and The Heartbreakers.

Ricky Eat Acid, Gregory McKillop, Host, Jordaan Mason, Tele/visions @ Shea Stadium
Sam Ray just played NYC last week with his punk band Teen Suicide, and tonight he switches over to the realm of electronic music with his solo project Ricky Eat Acid.

PHOX, Field Report @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
A Justin Vernon-approved lineup goes down at MHOW tonight with Wisconsin indie folk collective PHOX (who recorded their album in Justin's studio) and Field Report (the project of Chris Porterfield, who used to be in DeYarmond Edison with Justin). Both are also on board for the upcoming Justin Vernon/Aaron Dessner-curated music festival in Eau Claire.

Then again, it's in single-digit temperatures tonight, so maybe you just wanna stay home and watch the four-hour Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special.

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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