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

Balance and Composure, Foxing, Mercury Girls @ Warsaw
Balance and Composure recently released their Vagrant debut Light We Made, which is the band's most varied album yet and a big departure from their grungy beginnings. This tour is pretty stacked, with post-emo greats Foxing and Slumberland-signed indie popsters Mercury Girls.

Letters To Cleo @ Bowery Ballroom
'90s alt rock hitmakers (and Ben Wyatt's favorite band) Letters to Cleo, best known for "Here and Now," reformed and released a new album this year and play this sold-out show tonight.

Wyclef Jean @ Brooklyn Bowl
The former Fugees co-leader is back in action, having played his first Brooklyn show in a decade earlier this year and who has a new EP, J'Ouvert, coming out in January. Get an early taste tonight.

Diet Cig, Adult Mom, Thick @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Diet Cig have picked up some buzz for their peppy live show, which is hard to not smile during. The NYC-area band plays here again tonight.

Caspian, The Appleseed Cast @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Post-rockers Caspian released the very solid Dust and Disquiet last year, and they're on the road again as we speak. Opening is one of the band's biggest influences, The Appleseed Cast, who are of course not to miss.

Hot Chip (DJ set) @ Output
In addition to being very clever pop musicians, Hot Chip bring that same sense of fun to their DJ sets.

Swet Shop Boys, Kominas @ Rough Trade
Ever since Das Racist called it quits, Heems has been staying active and one of his projects is Swet Shop Boys, a duo with Riz MC. In the time since Swet Shop Boys formed, Riz got a lot more famous thanks to his role as Naz on HBO's The Night Of, so it's no surprise that Swet Shop Boys continue to rise. Their recently-released debut LP Cashmere has a political message that resonates loudly and clearly right now, and this week's two sold-out NYC shows should be just as cathartic as the record.

The Good Life, Jake Bellows, Field Mouse @ The Bell House
Tim Kasher is always doing something, and last year he released a new Good Life album, Everybody's Coming Down. Now The Good Life are on tour in support of it, with their Saddle Creek label Jake Bellows (of Neva Dinova) and Topshelf-signed indie rockers Field Mouse.

David Sedaris @ Town Hall
Author, humorist and NPR contributor, David Sedaris begins his sold-out, three-night run at Town Hall.

PAT Party, JD Samson @ Union Pool
This is JD Samson’s monthly PAT party which promises “good vibes, good sound, video projection by local video artists and DJ’s that aren’t afraid to go deep.”

Nicolas Jaar @ Webster Hall
Now that Darkside is behind him, Nicolas Jaar is back at it as a solo musician and his new album Sirens is very good. This is night 2 of a sold-out three-night run at Webster Hall.

Jonathan Richman @ WFMU Monty Hall
Having released his first album in six years earlier this year (and a new single just this week), the one and only Jonathan Richman, along with drummer Tommy Larkins, plays tonight.

Amy Rigby @ HiFi
Amy Rigby's delightful 1996 album, Diary of a Mod Housewife, celebrates its 20th anniversary with its first-ever vinyl release, and two nights at HiFi bar. We're hoping Wesley Stace shows up for "Beer and Kisses."

Deafheaven, Carcass, Inter Arma @ Stone Pony
This is a crazy good metal triple-bill. Deafheaven nail a black metal and post-rock blend like few bands can, Carcass are true legends of death metal, and Inter Arma have kinda become a black/death metal version of Swans. This is the first of two NYC-area shows on this tour.

Gaika, Princess Nokia, Chillin Island, KeithCharles Spacebar, Ezra Marcus @ Baby's All RIght
London's Gaika recently released his first album for Warp, Spaghetto, which is part industrial and part dancehall, but mostly very hard to pigeonhole. Tonight he comes to NYC, and there's some pretty cool openers on this show too.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

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