photo: Arto Lindsay at LPR in 2014 (more by Greg Cristman)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Cannibal Corpse, Cryptopsy, Abysmal Dawn, Obituary @ Irving Plaza
If you're a fan of death metal, this show is stacked from start to finish. Headliners Cannibal Corpse are still supporting 2014's A Skeletal Domain.

Xylouris White, Elisa Ambrogio @ Baby's All Right
In between tours with Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Kurt Vile, experimental duo Xylouris White (aka lutist George Xylouris and Dirty Three drummer Jim White) headline their own show in NYC tonight. Opening is Magik Markers' Elisa Ambrogio, who's also very worth catching.

Arto Lindsay Noise Quartet, Celestial Shore, Zula @ Trans Pecos
Arto Lindsay was one of the pioneers of no wave in the band DNA, and he continued to make vital, experimental music over the years as a solo artist and with other groups. Tonight he plays with his Noise Quartet, and there's quality support from two younger local bands.

Milk N' Cookies @ Other Music
Seventies "wimp pop" cult heroes MIlk N' Cookies just had their entire oeuvre released as a box set on Captured Tracks. They're celebrating with this free in-store tonight. 8 PM.

Cozz, Dave East, Young Lito, Rent Money @ SOB's
Cozz released Nothin Personal earlier this year on J. Cole's label. He's also toured with Cole before, but tonight he returns to NYC as a headliner. Local up-and-comer Dave East is worth catching too.

Seu Jorge @ Blue Note
Best known here in America for acting in City of God and The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (which he scored using only acoustic, Portuguese David Bowie covers), but Brazilian artist Seu Jorge has been making music since the '90s. This is part of his 10-night run at the Blue Note.

Freakwater, Jaye Jayle, Morgan Geer's Drunken Prayer @ Bell House
Outsider country collective Freakwater, fronted by Catherine Irwin and Janet Beveridge Bean, just released new album Scheherazade which is their first in over a decade. They celebrate that tonight.

Heaven's Gate, OCDPP, Navy Gangs, Fluxes @ Union Pool
Brooklyn's shoegazy rock outfit Heaven's Gate headline this night that also includes LA-punk-loving supergroup OCDPP (members of Dum Dum Girls, XRay Eyeballs, Vivian Girls & more).

Mike Birbiglia @ The Lynn Redgrave Theater
Comedian Mike Birbiglia has been doing his show "Thank God for the Jokes" for nearly two years. He's finally putting it to bed, but not before this six-week run.

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. Tonight continues Jo Firestone's residency and features guests Charla Lauriston, Joel Kim Booster, Paul Hooper, Juian Kiani, and Sean Donnelly.

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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