Chumped @ BK Night Bazar, 2014 (more by Mimi Hong)

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

Andrew Jackson Jihad, The Smith Street Band, Jeff Rosenstock, Chumped @ Warsaw
Folk punks Andrew Jackson Jihad returned this year with their fifth album, Christmas Island, and are currently on tour -- presented by The AV Club -- with Australian SideOneDummy labelmates The Smith Street Band, their American labelmate Jeff Rosenstock, and Brooklyn DIY pop punks Chumped.

Sadaf, Lafawndah, Tigga Calore, No Bra, DJ DJ De Se @ Palisades
It's an all-female lineup tonight, featuring experimental singer/producer Sadaf, Teengirl Fantasy collaborator Lafawndah, rapper Tigga Calore (who maybe you've caught with Azealia Banks or Le1f), and post-punk performance artist No Bra.

Dispirit, Vorde, Theologian, Anicon @ Saint Vitus
West Coast black metal greats Dispirit, featuring John Gossard of Weakling, have been around since 2000 but never played the East Coast in all of their time as a band. That finally changes this weekend, tonight being their first of two shows at Vitus. They say, "We will play a different set each night as well, so between both shows we should perform all, or most, of the material from our two releases as well as a few newer unreleased songs."

Lauryn Hill @ Madiba Harlem
Back in action, onetime Fugee and R&B great on her own Lauryn Hill's currently in the midst of a nine-show NYC run as part of an intimate acoustic tour

The Figgs @ Mercury Lounge
Saratoga Springs power pop trio The Figgs are one of the most underrated bands of the last 20 years, bringing tight musicianship, catchy songs and a genuine sense of fun to their shows. Tonight's a record release show for their new album, Other Planes of Here.

Advlts, Foster Care, Sick Thoughts, Hatrabbits @ The Acheron
Baltimore's Advlts make smash-it-up, sneery punk with roots in The Stooges and The Dammned. Catch em tonight with attitudenal/adenoidal Brooklyn burners Foster Care and Hatrabbits (members of The Ergs and Pity Party).

Borts Minorts, Bambara, The Veda Rays, Video Daughters, Retail @ Aviv
A disparate bill, this, featuring the strange and wonderful performance artist Borts Minorts, and hard-hitting, gothy trio Bambara and more.

Aeroplane, Fort Romeau, JDH & Dave P @ Good Room
Vito de Luca is dance music producer/remixer Aeroplane. While his 2010 album We Can Fly was a bit of a disappointment, he forever gets a pass for his remix of Friendly Fires' "Paris" that featured Au Revoir Simone still sounds great today.

The Gingerlys, Lady, The Front Doors @ The Gutter
Falling somewhere between indiepop and shoegaze are Brooklyn's Gingerlys, whose debut EP is brimming with charming pop hooks.

Franco Falsini's Sensations Fix, Excepter, Ghost Light, Miles Pflanx @ Trans-Pecos
Celebrate the vernal equinox (and supermoon and solar eclipse) with this show presented by Excepter and featuring Italian progressive rock guru (and Sensations Fix main man) Franco Falsini.

Aaron Freeman @ City Winery
Aaron Freeman, the man once known as Gene Ween, put out a record with his new band, FREEMAN, last summer showcasing a bunch of tracks reminiscent of the Ween sound. Tonight's billed as "An Evening with Aaron Freeman."

Cold War Kids, Elliot Moss @ Terminal 5
California's Cold War Kids have been at it for more than a decade, and released their fifth album of anthemic indie, Hold My Home, last year.

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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