photo: Samothrace at Saint Vitus in 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
Samothrace

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

Samothrace, Unearthly Trance, Trenchgrinder, Beefrot @ Saint Vitus
Seattle sludgesters Samothrace's most recent release is this year's Live At Roadburn, which is worth picking up, but of course nothing beats actually seeing them live. You can do that tonight, and this show is also of note because it's the first show back for Brooklyn faves Unearthly Trace since going on hiatus in 2012.

Face to Face, Ambitions @ Bowery Ballroom
It's the third and final night in Face to Face's NYC run, and tonight they'll be playing their 1996 self-titled LP in full. Support comes from Ambitions, the melodic hardcore band formed out of the ashes of With Honor in the mid-2000s whose only album is 07's Stranger on Bridge 9.

Treasure Fleet, Shellshag, Big Eyes, Past Life @ Saint Vitus
Treasure Fleet include members of The Arrivals, The Lawrence Arms and The Smoking Popes, and they inject their punk background with a dose of '60s psych pop. Tonight's their last of three NYC-area shows this weekend, and there's excellent support from local DIY regulars Shellshag and hard-hitting punk trio Big Eyes.

Gracie, Blonde Elvis, Shark?, Gingerlys @ Palisades
Jesse James Laderoute is a maintstay in the quirkier side of Toronto's music scene, having played drums for Slim Twig, collaborated with Ell V Gore, and his own band Young Mother. His current concern is Blonde Elvis who make off-kilter glam somewhere between Brian Eno and Pulp. This is an all-around good bill with Shark?'s '90s-ish indie rock and jangly shoegazers Gingerlys.

French Horn Rebellion, Mainland, Violet Sands, DJ Lady Guy @ Riis Park Beach Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar had it's final night last night, but the folks behind just opened Riis Park Beach Bazaar this weekend in the Rockaways. There's shopping, yummy food options, beverages, and live music. Today's entertainment is headlined by entertaining dance duo French Horn Rebellion. (Originally we had Computer Magic listed for today; that is on Memorial Day.)

Mary Epworth @ Living Room
Mary Epworth is, at this point, known mostly for being the sister of producer Paul Epworth, who has worked with Adele, Florence & the Machine, Bloc Party and more. That may change as her 2012 debut album, Dream Life, gets a very belated US release this week. Her blend of baroque pop and West Coast folky psychedelia is appealing.

Jozef van Wissem, Alexander Turnquist @ Littlefield
While some may know lutenist Jozef van Wissem best as a collaborator of Jim Jarmusch, he's also a great artist on his own. Tonight's show is doubly good because guitar wiz Alexander Turnquist is opening with a set of his very impressive fretwork.

Daniel Bachman, Ignatz, Itasca, Sarah Louise @ Union Pool
Speaking of guitar wizzes, American Primitivism musician Daniel Bachman is one himself, and he headlines this Union Pool show tonight. It's worth getting there for Itasca, who makes psych folk reminiscent of Vashti Bunyan, Sibylle Baier and other '60s/'70s cult singers.

Mysteryland
It's the third and final day of electronic festival Mysteryland, which takes place at the original location of Woodstock (Bethel Woods Center for the Arts), and today's lineup includes Diplo, Dillon Francis, Moon Boots, The Martinez Brothers, iLoveMakonnen, Giraffage, Bondax, Classixx, Anna Lunoe, Sweater Beats, and more.

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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