photo: Rocket From the Tombs at The Bell House, 2011 (more by Greg Cristman)
Rocket from the Tombs

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

Rocket From The Tombs, Sunshine and the Rain @ Baby's All Right
Rocket From The Tombs were making ripping, eccentric proto-punk in the mid-'70s before the members formed Dead Boys and Pere Ubu. Their album never got an actual release until the 2000s, and now they've put out two more including this year's Black Record. The new stuff is good, too.

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. Saturday had Jeff Tweedy, Henry Rollins, Charles Bradley, Jesse Malin and Valerie June. Who will be tonight?

John Waters @ City Winery
Filmmaker and author John Waters is back with his annual "A John Waters Christmas" tour, this year dubbed "Holier & Dirtier," featuring his love of Christmas kitsch (and disdain for other parts of the holiday).

Spencer Moody (from Murder City Devils), Love As Laughter, Space Merchants @ Saint Vitus
Murder City Devils singer Spencer Moody has been focusing on his solo career lately, which is it a bit more of a dark bluesy, folky rock thing than his main band. It's good stuff.

Life of Agony, Walls of Jericho @ Starland Ballroom
Mina Caputo turned 42 on Friday, and she and the rest of Life of Agony are celebrating her birthday with this NJ show. Metalcore vets Walls of Jericho open.

Invisible Familiars @ Ace Hotel
New York singer songwriter Jared Samuel, who has played with Martha Wainwright, Sharon Jones, Cibo Matto and Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger to name a few, makes his own quirky, poppy and danceable music as Invisible Familiars. This is the first show of his December residency which happens every Sunday this month at Ace Hotel. Live music starts at 10 PM.

Flowers of Evil, Suspect, Suicide Slide @ Alphaville
Flowers of Evil features members of Crocodiles, A Place To Bury Strangers, SISU, and Young Boys and are an homage to late '70s UK punk.

Landlady (Holiday Spectacular) @ Bell House
Landlady have written a holiday play, Red Velvet: An Ill-Conceived Santa Story, and have drafted a lot of folks to help them tell it, including Nels Cline, Eli Paperboy Reed, Cassandra Jenkins, Nick Hakim 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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