photos: Perfume Genius @ Music Hall of Williamsburg, October 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Perfume Genius, Jenny Hval @ Stage 48
Perfume Genius made a big leap forward on last year's excellent Too Bright, which moved beyond sparse piano torch songs and into wildly different sonic territory... and pulling it off expertly. Norway's Jenny Hval makes for a good sonic match.

Modest Mouse, Mimicking Birds @ Webster Hall
Isaac Brock and company just released Strangers to Ourselves, Modest Mouse's first album in eight years. It sounds like a Modest Mouse album... in a good way. Tonight's the second of two fairly small shows (for them) at Webster Hall. Sold out, natch.

Charly Bliss, Sundelles, Winstons @ Alphaville
Charly Bliss' most recent single is called "Soft Serve" and is sugary indie rock pop with plenty of sprinkles. They play tonight with the long-running and underrated garage rockers Sundelles.

Taking Back Sunday, The Menzingers, Letlive @ Best Buy Theater
Long Island emo vets TBS released Happiness Is in 2014 which was made with the same lineup that produced 2002's Tell All Your Friends. Philly punks The Menzingers and LA's Letlive open.

Megafortress, North Americans @ Cameo Gallery
rooklyn resident Bill Gillim makes dreamy, soundscape pop under the nameMegafortress. His most recent album, Believer, was released at the end of 2014 via Joel Ford's Driftless Recordings.

Janeane Garofalo, Sara Benincasa, Lizz Winstead & more @ The Bell House
Janeane Garofalo will headline this comedy event event called "Reductress Presents: The Brotherhood of Women" that also features Naomi Ekperigin, Eliot Glazer, Tyler Coates, Elissa Bassist​, Cocoon Central Dance Team, and Anna Drezen.

PAT w/ JD Samson@ Union Pool
Tonight is JD Samson's party, Pat, that focuses on "good vibes, good sound, video projection by local video artists and DJ's that aren't afraid to go deep." There are DJs in the front room and the back performance space, and it's free.

Phil Lesh 75th Birthday Celebration @ The Capitol Theatre
The Grateful Dead's Phil Lesh celebrates his 75th birthday with four Capitol Theatre shows this week, this being the final one.

Dave & Phil Alvin w/ The Guilty Ones, The Far West @ City Winery
Dave and Phil Alvin are best known for their great early-'80s band The Blasters who blended rockabilly, blues, country and rock n' roll. Last summer, the famously quarrelsome brohters released their first album together in 30 years, a tribute to Chicago blues great Big Bill Broonzy. They'll play songs from that, and hopefully dip into the Blasters catalog as well, tonight

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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