tonight in NYC
* NYC Opera @ Rockefeller Park
* Opium8 Launch @ Bowery Poetry Club
* Matt Bauer, Lewis & Clarke @ Zebulon
* Cracker, Kevin Kinney @ Highline Ballroom
* Bettye LaVette @ Rockin' the River Cruises
* Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers @ The Stone
* St. Vincent, Tim Fite, JBM @ The Bell House
* Johann Johannsson, ACME @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
* The Glass, Stretch Armstrong (DJ) @ Studio B
* Pattern Is Movement, Bell, Inlets @ Union Hall
* The Phenomenal Handclap Band @ Santos Party House
* Magik Markers, Mouthus, Soft Circle @ Silent Barn
* The Legends, Pirate Love, Vivian Darkbloom @ Pianos
* Bedouin Soundclash, Deleon, The Bad Scene @ Maxwell's
* Big Tree, And The Moneynotes, Eagle & Talon @ Union Pool
* Fiasco, Turbosleaze, Phfat Raskals, Bj Snowden @ Cake Shop
* The Woggles, Cheeseburger, A.C. Newman @ Santos Party House
* The Lemonheads, Varsity Drag, The Legends @ Bowery Ballroom
* Dinosaur Jr., Screaming Females @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Dan Friel, Ken Rei, Dino Felipe, GDFX, Altaer @ Death By Audio
* Hypernova, Electric Black, Ali Eskandarian, Buteo @ The Delancey
* The Paper Chase, Girls, Free Energy, Radical Sons @ Mercury Lounge
* Sea Sick, US Royalty, Apache Beat, Arab Parrot (DJ) @ Glasslands
* The Jaguar Club, The Stationary Set, Glint, The Dance Party @ The Annex
* The Most Serene Republic, Your Nature, Beloved Rogue, City Breathing @ Cake Shop
* pow wow!, Film Noir, The Wowz, Turner Cody, Thomas Patrick Maguire @ Public Assembly
* Femi Kuti & The Positive Force, Melvin Gibbs' Elevated Entity @ Prospect Park Bandshell

Femi Kuti plays a free Celebrate Brooklyn show at the Prospect Park Bandshell tonight.

The Legends, who are on a several night NYC kick, open for the Lemonheads at the Bowery Ballroom, then travel to Pianos for a gig there.

Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers play at The Stone. Screaming Females open for Dinosaur Jr. at the Music Hall of Williamsburg.

The Phenomenal Handclap Band got written up three times today...they have a show tonight...(also at Santos will be Adult Swim, The Woggles, Cheeseburger, A.C. Newman and the Pontani Sisters.

St. Vincent and Pattern Is Movement have been touring together. Tonight she plays the Bell House with Tim Fite and JBM. Pattern Is Movement plays Union Hall with Bell and Inlets.

Johann Johannsson makes his U.S. debut and kicks off an East Coast tour tonight at (Le) Poisson Rouge (with early and late shows). ACME (American Contemporary Music Ensemble) will join Johann and play an opening set.

Magik Markers, Mouthus and Soft Circle play the Silent Barn (at a Sleep When Dead show curated by Strength in Numbers).

Tonight at the Bowery Poetry Club...

The official launch of Opium8: The Infinity Issue promises to be an absolute scream, with readers Julie Metz (Perfection), Lisa Carver (Drugs are Nice), Felicia Luna Lemus (Like Son), and Zachary Mexico (China Underground), judged by comedian Todd Barry (The Wrestler and Flight of the Conchords), Gavin McInnes (the brain behind Street Boners and TV Carnage) and Ben Adams (an editor at Bloomsbury)! The first 65 people get a button for the lapel of their choice! Seven different buttons in all! Hosted by: Todd Zuniga & Erin Hosier.

Jackson 5 videos below...

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