The Radio Dept.

New York Ardesia Bar Lexington Avenue, New York, NY

Description This Swedish indie-pop band unfortunately spent the majority of its years following 2010's celebrated Clinging to a Scheme embroiled in unsuccessful legal battles with its record label rather than making music. The turmoil, however, inspired a host of darker, matured songs on the crew's long-awaited followup. Running Out Of Love, a self-described "dystopian album" released...

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Shilpa Ray + The Dreebs + Sharkmuffin

New York Ardesia Bar Lexington Avenue, New York, NY

Description Enthralling local punk-cabaret chanteuse Shilpa Ray celebrates her recent album, Door Girl, inspired by her stint working the door at Manhattan venue Pianos. Dig into new tunes like "You're Fucking No One" and "Manhattanoid Creepazoids," which hopefully don't hit too close to home. Enthralling local punk-cabaret chanteuse Shilpa Ray celebrates her recent album, Door...

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American Nightmare + Pissed Jeans

New York Ardesia Bar Lexington Avenue, New York, NY

Cold Cave's dark prince of neo-new-wave, Wesley Eisold, resurrected his storied hardcore outfit in 2015, and this year sees American Nightmare releasing its first album in 15 years. The self-titled effort, which features bassist Josh Holden, guitarist Brian Masek and drummer Alex Garcia-Rivera, sees daylight February 16. You'll hear from it here, when the band...

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Wye Oak + William Brittelle

New York Ardesia Bar Lexington Avenue, New York, NY

Description Show up for an evening of expansive sounds spanning classical, electronic and rock music at this genre-melding show. Baltimore indie duo Wye Oak teams up with Metropolis Ensemble and Brooklyn-based composer William Brittelle to present orchestral versions of songs from its 2014 effort, Shriek. Also on the program is the world premiere of Brittelle's...

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Sleigh Bells

New York Ardesia Bar Lexington Avenue, New York, NY

Expect to hear songs from their most recent release, Jessica Rabbit, which includes standout track, the spacey, subdued synth ballad "Hyper Dark." Mixing bubblegum-snapping, cheerleader aesthetics and AC/DC hard-rawk brashness, this bombastic noise punk duo sounds like no one else. Expect to hear songs from their most recent release, Jessica Rabbit, which includes standout track,...

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Sophie

New York Ardesia Bar Lexington Avenue, New York, NY

Description Just like she did in 2013, Sophie is poised to transform contemporary electronic music scene yet again, and she knows it: the upcoming debut is called Whole New World. Like many producers, avant-dance producer Sophie initial days were shrouded in mystique: hyper-saccharine singles like "Bipp" and live shows veering on veritable performance art—faux soda...

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Girlpool + Land of Talk (solo) + Forth Wanderers

New York Ardesia Bar Lexington Avenue, New York, NY

Performing now as a larger ensemble, the band adds a fuller sound and the jolt of live percussion to the stark songs of its sophomore album, Powerplant. As folk-punk duo Girlpool, high school friends Harmony Tividad and Cleo Tucker weave complex vocal interplay—unison shouts along with lilting harmonies—above spare guitar melodies. Performing now as a...

Jojo Abot

New York Ardesia Bar Lexington Avenue, New York, NY

Description Considering Abot's fiercely individual sound, not to mention her inescapable charisma live, we hope there are many more to come. She presents her multi-media show, "Power to the God Within," as part of her residency at National Sawdust. Considering Abot's fiercely individual sound, not to mention her inescapable charisma live, we hope there are many more to come. She presents...

Screaming Females

New York Ardesia Bar Lexington Avenue, New York, NY

Opening duties fall to Teenage Halloween Feb 22, Snakeskin Feb 23 and Spowder Feb 24. The local indie-rock heroes, whose crunched-out anthems manage to sound both commanding and casual, hit Monty Hall for a three-night run. The band takes the stage just as its latest album, All At Once, sees the light of day, so...

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