What’s going on Tuesday? (Deerhunter, Dinosaur Jr, William Basinski, Evan Dando, Darwin Deez, Lion Babe & more)
photo: Deerhunter at FFF Fest 2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Deerhunter, Atlas Sound @ Irving Plaza
Deerhunter's new album has them returning to the dream/psychedelic pop sounds of Halcyon Digest after a trip into rawer garage rock territory on Monomania. Tonight's their second of three NYC shows in support of it, and we're proudly presenting this one. Deerhunter co-frontman Bradford Cox's great solo project Atlas Sound opens.
Moon Diagrams (DJ Set) @ Elvis Guesthouse (Deerhunter Afterparty)
After the Deerhunter show, keep the part going with drummer Moses Archuleta's (aka Moon Diagrams) DJ set afterparty at Elvis Guesthouse.
Dinosaur Jr. @ Bowery Ballroom
One of the quintessential American indie rock bands, Dinosaur Jr. celebrate their 30th anniversary with seven shows at Bowery Ballroom. Each night they're playing their debut album in full with an additional set filled with special guests...who have turned out to be pretty special so far. Who will show up tonight?
75 Dollar Bill, Thalia Zedek, @ Union Pool
Thalia Zedek, an indie rock vet of such bands as Live Skull and Come, guested at Dinosaur Jr's show on Monday night and has been added to this show tonight. Headlining are duo 75 Dollar Bill whose music pulls equally from the blues and Eastern raga. Their Wooden Bag EP came out earlier this year via Other Music.
Evan Dando, Ben Seretan @ Knitting Factory
The Lemonheads' Evan Dando, who seems to have his act back together after some spotty times a few years back, and is currently playing shows with a band that feature's Come's Chris Brokaw on guitar and Jen Turner of Inner on bass.
Okokon, William Basinski, Bladerunner (ft. Darkside, Arto Lindsay, ec) @ Trans-Pecos
Ambient great William Basinski has been extremely prolific since beginning to release music in the late '90s (though he started recording much earlier than that), and most recently put out Cascade this year. He plays the opening night of Nicolas Jaar's label Other People's residency at Trans-Pecos tonight. Nicolas, his Darkside bandmate Dave Harrington, no wave icon Arto Lindsay and more play a live improv set as Bladerunner, and Other People signee Okokon plays as well.
Trakk (Peter Negroponte, Tim Dahl, Andrew Hock), Justin Frye (Mem.PC Worship) Solo Project, Weasel Walter & Chris Pitsiokos Duo, Leila Bordreauil & Tamio Shirashi Duo @ Trans-Pecos
At the same time as the Other Peopl show, Andrew Hock presents this show which is stacked with quality experimental musicians.
Tygapaw (DJ), Diamond Terrifier/M.Beharie/Don De Vore, Richard Gamble, Lamin Fofana, Scott Murakam @ Trans Pecos (midnight)
Whichever Trans-Pecos show you decide on tonight, you can hang around for the midnight show which also has an awesome/diverse/out-there lineup.
'BET Music Matters' w/ Lion Babe & more @ S.O.B.'s
NYC duo Lion Babe are releasing their debut album this January, and going by the three singles they've put out, it's looking like it'll be very diverse. They tackle '70s-style funk/disco, stomping R&B that Janelle Monae would be proud of, and syrupy neo-soul.
Emily Yacina, Small Wonder, Swoon Lake, Aviva Skye @ Palisades
This is a good bill of local DIY pop, with Alex G collaborator Emily Yacina, Epoch member Small Wonder, and more.
Sweden Makes Music feat. Zhala, XOV, Duvchi, Silvana Imam, Andre Laos @ Baby's All Right
The third annual "Sweden Makes Music" show is being presented by The Consulate General of Sweden in New York and Export Music Sweden, and is a showcase features a host of Swedish pop acts. Headliner this year is Zhala, who released her self-titled debut album earlier this year via Konichiwa, the label run by Robyn. Free with RSVP.
Darwin Deez, Charly Bliss, Las Rosas @ Rough Trade
Darwin Deez may have a quirky fashion sense, but his heartfelt guitar pop is pretty universal. Third album Double Down, which was released earlier this year, is another winner.
Cake Shop Comedy @ Cake Shop
If you miss Big Terrific and Hannibal Buress' Sunday night show at Knit, and are looking for a new free, weekly comedy show that happens in a rock club and sometimes has big name talent stop by unexpectedly, "Cake Shop Comedy" might do the trick.
Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
After years of being merely a great live show, Wyatt Cenac is turning "Night Train" into a web series. Tonight features two tapings: the early with Janeane Garofalo, Jen Kirkman, Larry Murphy, Clark Jones, and Natasha Muse; and the late show is with Brooke Van Poppelen, Dan Soder, Janelle James, Damien Lemon, and more. Both are sold out.
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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