Wampire @ Bowery Ballroom 2013 (more by Jonathan Bernstein)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Tom Vek, Future Punx, Doprah @ Baby’s All Right
Tom Vek’s style — jittery, syncopated, danceable postpunk — is as distinctive as his voice, and he hasn’t futzed with it too much over his 10-year career. Having released his third album, Luck, earlier this year he’s over for a few US shows this week. Tonight’s also got Future Punx who are worth
Wampire, Wannabe Jalva, The Peach Kings, Monogem @ Brooklyn Bowl
Portland band Wampire, whose second album was just released, bring a love of late ’70s to their brand of indie rock. Tonight’s show part of this week’s It’s A School Night series, free with RSVP. They’ll be all over CMJ too.
Free Time, The Ocean Party, Shorts, Emma Russack, Ernest Ellis @ Cameo
Australian ex-pats Free Time have a laid-back guitar style not too far off from Real Estate (and are signed to that band’s old label, Underwater Peoples).
Gerard Way, The Eeries @ Irving Plaza
The former My Chemical Romance frontman ditches the gothed-out stadium pop punk of his former band on his debut solo album, Hesitant Alien, which instead pulls heavily from ’90s Britpop. Whether or not you were an MCR fan, it’s worth checking out. This is his first of two NYC shows, the other being during CMJ.
Dead Congregation, Mausoleum, Pissgrave, Svart Crown, Immortal Bird @ Saint Vitus
Filthy old-school death metallers Dead Congregation released their sophomore album Promulgation of the Fall, via Profound Lore earlier this year.
Dads, Nai Harvest, Tiny Moving Parts, Chris Gethard, Clam @ Studio at Webster Hall
This triple bill has ’90s-emo lovers Dads, promising UK indie rockers Nai Harvest (who also have two CMJ shows), and the noodly post-hardcore of Tiny Moving Parts. Plus, the always funny Chris Gethard is on board too.
Jimmy Eat World @ The Space at Westbury
While Jimmy Eat World already toured their most classic album (1999′s Clarity) for its tenth anniversary, they’re now on the road giving the 10-years treatment to Futures which was the followup to their mainstream breakthrough and featured stranger moments than you might have expected from post-”The Middle” Jimmy Eat World.
Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac’s weekly comedy show offers up a special $ 5 edition — guests all a surprise.
Mike Birbiglia @ Union Hall
While Mike has been playing big rooms for his new show, “Thank God for the Jokes,” he continues to hone his craft at these intimate “working it out” shows at Union Hall. 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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