photo: Bully at BV-CMJ 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

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

Bully, Slothrust @ Baby's All Right
Nashville's brash, buzzy and melodic Bully just wrapped a tour with JEFF the Brotherhood. Hopefully we'll get some songs from their forthcoming debut album. They'll be back in June for Northside.

Crocodiles, Shark Week, Christines @ Union Pool
Crocodiles launch their tour with Shark Week tonight at this show that doubles as a release party of their new album, Boys. The band stay the course with their post-VU fuzzpop which, if not groundbreaking, always sounds right and is a lot fun live. Local shoegazers Christines open.

The Relationship (mem Weezer), Gringo Star @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Original (and current) Weezer guitarist Brian Bell takes on the role of frontman with his new-ish band The Relationship, who released their newest 7" earlier this month on Burger Records.

Benjamine Clementine @ Bric House
UK singer Benjamin Clementine's hyped debut, At Least For Now, came out earlier this year and it got him called a "male Nina Simone" more than once. He made his US debut at Joe's Pub last night, and plays NYC again tonight.

iLoveMakonnen, Key!, Sonny Digital @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
It's the second of two sold-out NYC shows for the very popular rap newcomer iLoveMakonnen on his current tour.

Crushed Out, Sweet Spirit, The Next Great American Novelist @ Cake Shop
Austin, TX band Sweet Spirit make honest, no-nonsense guitar pop and have caught they ear of Britt Daniel who's taking them out with Spoon on a few West Coast dates. Tonight's their first-ever NYC show. Stream a song below.

Shy Girls, Tei Shi, Young Ejecta @ Bowery Ballroom
If you're going to this sold-out show tonight, try to get there in time for openers: Argentina/NYC/Montreal artist Tei Shi's slinky brand of danceable pop -- and ethereal voice -- have garnered accolades; and Young Ejecta's sultry electropop is cool too.

Empress Of, Chrome Sparks (DJ Set), LE1F (DJ Set), Obey City (DJ Set) @ Elvis Guesthouse
Empress Of, aka NYC art-pop musician Lorely Rodriguez, will preview music from her forthcoming debut album for XL/Terrible with this five-night stand at Elvis Guesthouse. For those keeping score, this is Night 2.

Jeffrey Lewis, Candy Boys, Phoebe Kreutz, L.A. Boobs, Franzi Kafka, Little Cobweb @ Sidewalk Cafe
NYC anti-folk great Jeffrey Lewis plays his hometown a lot, and where better to see him than returning to his roots at SideWalk Cafe, the venue where he got his start.

Hudson River Park's Spring Fling w/ Janelle Monae, The Misshapes
This expensive gala ($350 is the cheapest ticket) at The Winter Garden at Brookfield Place features the boundary-pushing neo-soul/art pop of Janelle Monae.

The English Beat, The Skints @ Gramercy Theatre
If you aren't too concerned that Dave Wakeling is the only original member of the band, and don't mind hearing General Public songs too (and maybe even "She's Having a Baby"), you'll probably have a good time singing along to "Save it for Later," "Mirror in the Bathroom" and "Tenderness."

MS MR @ Rough Trade
Brooklyn pop act MS MR has a very catchy new single, "Painted," which teases their new album that's due out at some point this summer. More teasing should happen 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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