Rock

'BAM RHYTHM & BLUES FESTIVAL AT METROTECH'
MetroTech Commons, Flatbush and Myrtle avenues, Brooklyn, 718-636-4100, bam.org

June 9THE FUNKY METERS

June 16ANN PEEBLES

June 23LALAH HATHAWAY

June 30EDDIE PALMIERIIn the Funk, from Congo Square to "Get Low," Creolization has been key. Seven-time Grammy-winner Eddie Palmieri, the Latin jazz-salsa pianist, has brilliantly mapped his place along this trajectory throughout his career with such "Afropean" masterpieces as "Muñeca" and the anthemic "Puerto Rico." Our beloved Son of Spanish Harlem now celebrates his 50th year in music, touring behind June-drop Listen Here!CRAZY HORSE

July 7 AMP FIDDLER

July 14THE WAILERS

July 28SHARON JONES AND THE DAP KINGS

August 4JAMES BLOOD ULMER

August 11LONNIE LISTON SMITH


'CELEBRATE BROOKLYN!'
June 4-August 18, Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th Street and Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, 718-855-7882, celebratebrooklyn.org

June 15RICKIE LEE JONES

June 23HUGH MASEKELA+WILLIAM KENTRIDGE

June 24SOULIVE+ANTIBALAS AFROBEAT ORCHESTRA

June 25NEW PORNOGRAPHERS This Vancouver collective has managed to serve up not-terribly-retro powerpop without ever getting too fussy or precious about it. Despite their charmingly overstuffed arrangements, fans may have filed even their most delectable nuggets away in the nether regions of their brains, but summertime is the right time to invite them back into your life. With Stars and the Sadies. HOARD

June 30DEL MCCOURY BAND+CHIP TAYLOR & CARRIE RODRIGUEZ

July 1BILAL+MARTHA REDBONE

July 2SHADOW

July 8HOP-FU: PRODIGAL SON+ILLSTYLE & PEACE PRODUCTIONS

July 9POLYGRAPH LOUNGE+LAURIE BERKNER

July 14OZOMATLI+JD NATASHA The brilliance of this L.A. band's Latin-leaning multiculti music clash is only matched by the energy with which it's presented, whether getting the crowd revved up from the stage or with a samba parade through the audience. Bilingual cutie Natasha is still in her teens, and her soaring mix of Radiohead moodiness and Nirvana rock sounds like the near future for Anglos and Latinos. HENDRICKSON

July 15CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE+BETTYE LAVETTE

July 21ALLOY ORCHESTRA+KAIKU (Movie: Phantom of the Opera)

July 23EDDIE PALMIERI Y LA PERFECTA II (See BAM Rhythm & Blues Festival.)

July 28MILLIE QUEZADA+GRUPO AGUAKATE

July 29WOLLESENS MARCHING BAND (Movie: The Sound of Music)

July 30MORGAN HERITAGE+DON MINOTT AND THE HIGH VOLTAGE BAND

July 31PAPA WEMBA He's been denying that he's soukous for years—Africans are big on up-to-date genre names. But without question the old sapeur is the most vital working musician in what we'll call the old Congo tradition. He's a—probably the—master singer in that tradition. And no matter what he calls his beat, it will polyrhythmatize you into the next dimension. With Ghok-Bi System and Maria De Barros. CHRISTGAU

August 5PLASTILINA MOSH+KINKY Here's a musically, aesthetically, and geographically perfect double bill: Both from Monterrey, Mexico, the Plastilina Mosh duo and the Kinky quintet share an affinity for multilingual, multicultural dance music that combines vintage grooves with contemporary sensibilities. Kinky can out-jam the jam bands, while Plastilina Mosh fiddle in the studio with results akin to Beck and the Beasties. With Pacha. WALTERS

August 6KASEY CHAMBERS+THE GREENCARDS

August 7MOCEAN WORKER+JOAN AS POLICEWOMAN (Movie: Tarzan the Ape Man)


'CENTRAL PARK SUMMERSTAGE' BENEFIT SHOWS
Rumsey Playfield, Central Park, 69th Street and Fifth Avenue entrance, summerstage.org

June 4THE KILLERS+LOUIS XIVIt should be funny to see these glammy boys play outside in summer. Their dapper, dark suits will be soaked through with sweat and eyeliner will run down their pretty cheeks. Luckily the Killers' excellent new wave synth anthems will keep them cool—even if their pit stains tell a different story. With the lecherous cock rock of Louis XIV. RABER

June 20MODEST MOUSE Since Good News for People Who Love Bad News was released last April, Isaac Brock and his crew have found themselves nominated for a Grammy, playing live on SNL and The O.C., and going platinum. This album (their second on a major label) has been their key to the mainstream—expanding their lo-fi, fuzzy twang with shimmering pop and loud, conventional "rock." RABER

June 24CASSANDRA WILSON

June 29DAVID BYRNE FEATURING THE TOSCA STRINGS

July 10BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA+CITIZEN COPE

July 14 DINOSAUR JR.+BROKEN SOCIAL SCENELou Barlow's hatred for J Mascis is legendary—and seemingly legitimate. After all, Mascis did hit him over the head with his guitar during a show once, and later told him the band was breaking up, only to reform the next day without him. But somehow they've reconciled (perhaps the Pixies reunion inspired them), and the pioneering alt-rock trio is hitting the road with the original lineup (yup, Murph too). Toronto's experimental popsters Broken Social Scene will probably need extra-thick earplugs during Dino Jr.'s set. SWITZER

July 18LYLE LOVETT

July 19ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS FEATURING EMMYLOU HARRISCostello's tuneful logorrhea, increasingly expressive voice, and exquisitely vitriolic Imposters should reassume an almost blue country tinge when girl singer Emmylou HarrisDolly Parton to late country icon Gram Parsons's Porter Wagoner—joins them at this promising evening of sublime roadhouse wreckage and regrets. GEHR

August 18DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE+THE DECEMBERISTSFor those of us who get all giggly over hyper-sensitive indie boys with teddy-bear bodies and moon-pie faces, this is the equivalent of a Backstreet Boys/ *NSync concert in 1999. Death Cab's shimmering noise-pop epics and the Decemberists' twee operettas are best experienced on headphones while reading McSweeney'sin the library, but they should sound particularly dreamy under the stars at SummerStage. With Stars. PHILLIPS

1
 
2
 
3
 
All
 
Next Page »
 
My Voice Nation Help
0 comments
Sort: Newest | Oldest
 

Around The Web

Loading...