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Just Announced
May 21, 2015
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47 FREE SUMMER SHOWS ADDED THIS WEEK ALONE!!!! CLICK HERE FOR MORE >>


SELECT SHOWS ADDED TO THE SITE THIS WEEK

05/27 Screaming Females, Ted Leo (moderating the Q and A) @ Apple Store Soho

05/30 Yvette, Eartheater, Dreamcrusher, Unisex (Meredith Graves + Fernando Perez DJ) @ ALPHAVILLE.

05/31 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. @ The Surf Lodge

06/02 Hiatus Kaiyote, Rich Medina @ Brooklyn Bowl

06/05 Charli XCX @ Rockefeller Center

06/06 Dead Stars, Tribe Society, Toy Cities @ Riis Park Beach Bazaar

06/07 Cheap Girls, Young Statues, Young and Heartless, Soda Bomb @ Riis Park Beach Bazaar

06/11 Luna @ McCarren Park

06/12 Nick Hakim, Leapling, Jackson Scott, Railings @ Palisades

06/12 Fall Out Boy @ Rockefeller Center

06/12 Fred Thomas, Gun Outfit, Mitski, Dreamcrusher @ Saint Vitus Bar

06/12 Ben Nichols (of Lucero), Rick Steff (of Lucero) @ The Shop

06/13 Thug Entrancer, CO LA, GABI, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, Ben Zimmerman @ Aviv

06/13 Blanck Mass @ Saint Vitus Bar

06/13 Solange (DJ set) @ The Surf Lodge

06/14 LE1F, Princess Nokia @ Brooklyn Bowl

06/14 Alvvays @ The Surf Lodge

06/15 Birdstriking, Acid Dad @ Baby's All Right

06/17 Hippo Campus @ Baby's All Right

06/17 Oh Honey @ (le) poisson rouge

06/19 Neon Indian (DJ Set) @ Cameo Gallery

06/22 Naomi Punk, PC Worship @ Palisades

06/23 Janelle Monae (and Wondaland) @ Rockefeller Center

06/24 Mail The Horse, Rivergazer @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn

06/24 Big Eyes, Vacation, Pretty Pretty, Flykills @ Shea Stadium

06/24 Mark Sultan (of King Khan and BBQ) @ Union Pool

06/26 Imagine Dragons @ Rockefeller Center

06/27 Allah-Las, The White Buffalo @ The Surf Lodge

06/28 Little Black Egg Big Band (Yo La Tengo and friends), Oren Ambarchi @ Pioneer Works

06/30 Hugh Cornwell @ Good Room

07/03 Circuit Des Yeux @ Trans-Pecos

07/05 Gulfer, Vasudeva, Living Room, Wild Pink, People Like You @ Cameo Gallery

07/08 Electric Six @ Rocks Off Concert Cruises

07/11 Carol C (of Si*Sé), Federico Aubele @ (le) poisson rouge

07/16 Toad the Wet Sprocket @ The Paramount

07/18 Delicate Steve @ Bearsville Theater

07/18 Lolawolf, Rey Pila @ The Surf Lodge

07/19 Tuxedo @ The Surf Lodge

07/20 Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Dillon Cooper @ Irving Plaza

07/22 Civic Twilight @ Bowery Ballroom

07/22 Mourn @ Rough Trade

07/22 Cold Cave, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge @ The Wick

07/25 Leon Bridges @ The Surf Lodge

07/26 Sylvan Esso @ The Surf Lodge

07/29 Toad the Wet Sprocket @ Irving Plaza

07/31 Jacques Renault, John Barera, Will Martin @ Cameo Gallery

08/01 The Slackers @ Rocks Off Concert Cruises

08/01 Weird Al Yankovic @ The Paramount

08/01 Wolf Alice @ The Surf Lodge

08/02 Eleni Mandell @ Mercury Lounge

08/02 ASTR @ The Surf Lodge

08/04 Lindi Ortega @ Mercury Lounge

08/05 Shirley House @ Mercury Lounge

08/06 Desaparecidos (feat: Conor Oberst), The So So Glos, Bandroidz @ Webster Hall

08/07 We Are Scientists @ The Surf Lodge

08/08 Three Thousand Rivers @ Mercury Lounge

08/09 tUnE-YaRds @ The Surf Lodge

08/14 Miracles of Modern Science @ Mercury Lounge

08/15 Ricky Eat Acid @ Riis Park Beach Bazaar

08/16 You Blew It! @ Riis Park Beach Bazaar

08/16 Donavon Frankenreiter @ The Surf Lodge

08/18 Psychedelic Furs, The Church @ Irving Plaza

08/22 Gillian @ Mercury Lounge

08/22 Mykki Blanco @ Riis Park Beach Bazaar

08/23 Colleen Green, Mannequin Pussy, Larry and The Babes @ Palisades

08/23 Jack Garratt @ The Surf Lodge

08/29 MS MR @ The Surf Lodge

08/30 BORNS @ The Surf Lodge

09/04 The Joy Formidable @ The Surf Lodge

09/08 Onra @ Baby's All Right

09/09 Nick Jonas @ Terminal 5

09/10 Paul F. Tompkins, Paget Brewster, Janet Varney, Mark Gagliardi, Hal Lubin, and more! @ The Bell House

09/11 Dengue Fever @ (le) poisson rouge

09/15 Godflesh, Prurient, Regis @ Warsaw

09/18 ZZ Ward @ Irving Plaza

09/18 Ultimate Painting @ Rough Trade

09/19 Audion (Matthew Dear) @ 50 Kent (Brooklyn Live at The Inlet)

09/29 Frank Turner And The Sleeping Souls @ Irving Plaza

09/30 Frank Turner And The Sleeping Souls @ Irving Plaza

10/03 The Giraffes @ The Wick

10/04 Destroyer, Jennifer Castle @ Webster Hall

10/08 The Growlers @ Irving Plaza

10/09 The Growlers @ Irving Plaza

AND MORE...

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Contests & Giveaways
May 21, 2015
Wombats

We have a pair of tickets to give away to see THE WOMBATS at Terminal 5 on Tuesday, September 15!

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Enter your name and email address below for a chance to win. Only one entry per email address will be accepted. Winner will be selected at random on 9/13. Good luck!

Contests & Giveaways
May 21, 2015
Bc

We have a pair of tickets to give away to see BC CAMPLIGHT at Rough Trade on Friday, June 5!

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Enter your name and email address below for a chance to win. Only one entry per email address will be accepted. Winner will be selected at random on 6/3. Good luck!

Contests & Giveaways
May 21, 2015
Mumford

We have a pair of tickets to give away to see MUMFORD & SONS with THE MACCABEES and SON LITTLE at Coney Island on Wednesday, June 3!

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Enter your name and email address below for a chance to win. Only one entry per email address will be accepted. Winner will be selected at random on 6/1. Good luck!


Contests & Giveaways
May 21, 2015
Redpaintings

We have a pair of tickets to give away to see THE RED PAINTINGS with THE AMATORY MURDER and SET THE CHARGE at Bowery Electric on Friday, May 29!

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Enter your name and email address below for a chance to win. Only one entry per email address will be accepted. Winner will be selected at random on 5/27. Good luck!



Contests & Giveaways
May 21, 2015
Bluesmagoos

We have a pair of tickets to give away to see THE BLUES MAGOOS with THE CYNZ at Bowery Electric on Saturday, May 23!

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Enter your name and email address below for a chance to win. Only one entry per email address will be accepted. Winner will be selected at random on 5/22. Good luck!


Recommended Show
May 21, 2015
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Written by Patrick McNamara

This is a really good week for shows. I know I say this often. But this time I mean it even more than all the times I've ever meant it.

So sit back, relax, and let's get ready to consider good bands - not bad - because everything is 100% more chill that way.

3-2-1.

The Best.

Shows.

This Week!

Thursday - May 21st, 2015 A.D.

Krill headline Palisades (with Big Ups + Warehouse) and if you like solid PUNK I'm going to go out on a limb and say you should really go to this, but if my recommendation turns out wrong for you I'm not going to jump off the branch or anything. You're in charge of the musical goodness you decide to see. I merely make suggestions while hanging out in trees. It's what I'm into. We all have our things.

Jamie Lidell plays Brooklyn Bridge Park and you can see his soulful sounds without paying anybody any money because this show is free - majestic urban vistas included in the price of nothing.

Speaking of free, please check out The Rockness (that's us) Guide to Free Summer Shows because it's awesome and we spent a lot of solid data entry time putting it together for you. We do all this listing shit by hand, don't you know. No robots, feeds, or data dumps required - since 2004.

Geographer play Music Hall of Williamsburg and while I don't know much about Geography I do know that one and one is two and that Sam Cooke was the shit. Hope this description helps!

Other notable shows = Courtney Barnett at Bowery Ballroom + TV on the Radio at Terminal 5 + B-52s at Irving Plaza + DJ Mr. Twin Sister (free) at Baby's All Right

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Friday - May 22nd, 2015 A.D.

Priests + Greys lead a solid FREE punk lineup at Brooklyn Night Bazaar. It sucks that venue is losing their space soon. It was a nice space. Hopefully they'll find their footing somewhere else - preferably a hood that's not Williamsburg - because Williamsburg fucking ________. Pardon my Mad Lib.

The Rentals play Music Hall of Williamsburg (please don't shout out Weezer requests) and, not to brag, but I'm pretty sure this classic pop song is about me. Hope to see you there! Love, Patrick.

Dan Deacon plays Warsaw. I've said it before and, since nobody really reads this thing, I'll say it again, maybe in all caps this time: IT IS VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE NOT TO HAVE A FUN TIME AT A DAN DEACON SHOW. I mean, just watch this shaky video below. Doesn't it make you glow? If you go, be ready to dance. No cowards, please. Prince Rama opens.

Other notable shows = Face to Face at Bowery Ballroom + A-Trak and friends at Bethel Woods Center + Red Baraat at Subrosa + Chastity Belt at Rough Trade + Bambara at Palisades + Yonatan Gat and Jerry Paper at Aviv

SEE ALL OF OUR FRIDAY PICKS

Saturday - May 23rd, 2015 A.D.

Damn. This is a GOOD Saturday night!

Parquet Courts play a free show (w/ RSVP - but you know how those go by now) at House of Vans tonight and I'm totally going because Parquet Courts rule and not because it's free. I'd pay money to see this band. I mean, I'm not going to. But I would. And you can take that claim all the way to the BANK.

Perfect Pussy headline one of the final free shows at Brooklyn Night Bazaar as we know it (also playing: Big Ups + Vulture Shit + Nine of Swords + Nonsense). Go if you like not paying money to see bands that totally 100% do not suck in any way, shape, form, function. Also, if Nardwuar wants to mine my musical past and give me thoughtful gifts I'm totally 100% cool with that. Let's see him pick up on my John Denver obsession.

Melt Banana play Saint Vitus (with Couch Slut + Hot Nerds) and they're just Japanese noise rock LEGENDS, that's all. Bring earplugs and the expectation of catharsis through decibel-induced destruction and nobody gets hurt.

Pixies and TV on the Radio play Stone Pony. I've heard good things.

Other notable shows = Boys Noize at Webster Hall + Ben Browning of Cut Copy at Cameo + Juan Waters at Cake Shop (10th anniversary party) + Face to Face at Bowery Ballroom + Porter Robinson and friends at Bethel Woods Center

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Sunday - May 24th, 2015 A.D.

Face to Face play Bowery Ballroom and this song is now 20 years old but I still listen to it sometimes. Thanks a lot. You guys have been so good this week.

Other notable shows = Amazon Prime + Hulu Plus + HBOGO + UFO + OH NO + HELLO + GOODBYE

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Monday - May 25th, 2015 A.D.

Happy Memorial Day! It's all white pants from here on out! White Pants FOREVAAAAAA!

Computer Magic and Heavenly Beat lead a solid free show lineup at (the new) Riis Park Beach Bazaar (brought to you by the Brooklyn Night Bazaar peeps) out in the Rockaways today. They have several free summer shows going on there this summer and I'm going to attend at least a few of them even though I'm not the best swimmer. I can't get the breathing right. Good thing breathing is not that important.


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Cool cool cool. That's all I know about the good shows this week. So what else is going on?

While you think, check out this guy. He's had it.

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