Rock

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

June 9 THE FUNKY METERS

June 16 ANN PEEBLES

June 23 LALAH HATHAWAY

June 30 EDDIE PALMIERI In 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 14 THE WAILERS

July 28 SHARON JONES AND THE DAP KINGS

August 4 JAMES BLOOD ULMER

August 11 LONNIE LISTON SMITH


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

June 15 RICKIE LEE JONES

June 23 HUGH MASEKELA+WILLIAM KENTRIDGE

June 24 SOULIVE+ANTIBALAS AFROBEAT ORCHESTRA

June 25 NEW 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 30 DEL MCCOURY BAND+CHIP TAYLOR & CARRIE RODRIGUEZ

July 1 BILAL+MARTHA REDBONE

July 2 SHADOW

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

July 9 POLYGRAPH LOUNGE+LAURIE BERKNER

July 14 OZOMATLI+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 15 CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE+BETTYE LAVETTE

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

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

July 28 MILLIE QUEZADA+GRUPO AGUAKATE

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

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

July 31 PAPA 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 5 PLASTILINA 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 6 KASEY CHAMBERS+THE GREENCARDS

August 7 MOCEAN 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 4 THE KILLERS+LOUIS XIV It 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 20 MODEST 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 24 CASSANDRA WILSON

June 29 DAVID BYRNE FEATURING THE TOSCA STRINGS

July 10 BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA+CITIZEN COPE

July 14 DINOSAUR JR.+BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE Lou 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 18 LYLE LOVETT

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

August 18 DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE+THE DECEMBERISTS For 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's in the library, but they should sound particularly dreamy under the stars at SummerStage. With Stars. PHILLIPS


GIANTS STADIUM
50 Route 120, East Rutherford, New Jersey, 201-935-3900

September 1 GREEN DAY


HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM
311 West 34th Street, 212-485-1534

June 1 KRAFTWERK Victims of the eventual success of the electronica they created three decades ago, Ralf, Florian, and friends can easily rest on their laurels (as they have for a while now). If all they have are modest updates and refinements on their old formula to offer, that's good enough. After all, their most appealing concept was always about minimalism. GROSS

June 10 LEGENDS OF MOTOR CITY: SPINNERS, TEMPTATIONS, MARTHA REEVES'S VANDELLAS

August 10 DEVO Cynics can sneer about how their ironic take on consumer culture turned into soundtracks for commercials but these smarty-pants Midwesterners did manage to define the '80s even before that decade began. After becoming heroes of the grunge set and VH1, their status seems assured—maybe not mythic but perhaps iconic and definitely change-of-pace material for any respectable dance mixtape. GROSS


JONES BEACH THEATER
1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, New York, 516-221-1000

May 13 STING+JOSS STONE

May 14 VELVET REVOLVER+HOOBASTANK

June 10 STEVIE NICKS+DON HENLEY

June 17 JUDAS PRIEST+QUEENSRŸCHE

July 1 JAMES TAYLOR

August 16 MÖTLEY CRÜE+THE EXILES+SILVERTIDE


KEYSPAN PARK
1904 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn

July 9 DEF LEPPARD+BRYAN ADAMS


'LINCOLN CENTER FESTIVAL 2005'
July 12-July 31, Avery Fisher Hall, 65th Street and Broadway; Time Warner Center, Rose Hall, Allen Room, 60th Street and Broadway; Clark Studio Theater, Rose Building, 165 West 65th Street, 7th floor, 212-875-5456, lincolncenter.org,

July 14 WYCLEF JEAN+DAARA J (Avery Fisher Hall) Smart booking, this coming together of eclectics from two Francophone outposts of the African diaspora. Haitian American mixmaster Clef's latest CD, Haiti 101, updates racine fusion past corniness to beyond hip. Fiercely talented Daara J, ruler of Senegal's teeming hip-hop scene, brings Jamaican and U.S. beats back home and back 'round the world again. OUMANO

July 17 RAHAYU SUPANGGAH (Clark Studio Theater)

J uly 23 ICEBREAKER (Allen Room)

July 24 ALARM WILL SOUND (Allen Room)


'LINCOLN CENTER OUT OF DOORS FESTIVAL 2005'
Damrosch Park Bandshell, 82nd Street near Amsterdam Avenue; North Plaza, north of Metropolitan Opera House, 212-875-5766, lincolncenter.org,

August 13 LITTLE BILLY'S+MANZA DAYILA+YAZ BAND (Josie Robertson Plaza); TAIKO MASALA (also August 16, North Plaza)

August 19 RED EARTH (North Plaza)

August 20 WOODLAND STRING BAND (all areas)

August 21 'INTERNATIONAL HIP-HOP EXCHANGE:GLOBAL VANGUARD'


MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
31st Street and Seventh Avenue, 212-465-MSG1, thegarden.com

June 15 SANTANA+LOS LONELY BOYS
June 22 OASIS+JET Now that nimble, stylish young Turks like Franz Ferdinand and the Kaiser Chiefs have usurped their place in the current Britpop firmament, Oasis are free to roam the land as an arena-filling greatest-hits machine. Of course, they have a new album, which from early indications promises to reek of champagne and desperation. But, oh, those greatest hits. Openers Jet went supernova while no one was watching. WOOD


PNC BANK ARTS CENTER
Exit 116, Garden State Parkway, Holmdel, New Jersey, 732-203-2500

June 4 DON HENLEY+STEVIE NICKS It's the "Leather and Lace" tour, only 25 years late. Don Henley and Stevie Nicks have each had successful solo spin-offs from hit '70s rock bands (Fleetwood Mac and the Eagles). On the double headliner tour, they'll cover solo hits, band favorites, and will up for several duets. GEMELLI

June 10 JUDAS PRIEST It's old news, but yes, out-of-the-closet, loud 'n' proud wailing banshee Rob Halford has returned to the fold to one of the most ferocious and copied beasts in the metal kingdom. They wiped the floor at Ozzfest last summer, and though the comeback record, Angel of Retribution (Sony), is a so-so slab of classic good and bad Priest, live is where they've always been the truest sentinels. With Queensrÿche. BOSLER

June 25 JAMES TAYLOR

July 26 'OZZFEST 2005' Hangin' in the confines of sweaty, moshing teenagers blows, but this year's fest is worth the health hazard: Iron Maiden (playing tunes from the first four CDs only, their best work!) share headlining ranks with Black Sabbath. The real juice is the second stage: Monster movie showman Rob Zombie headlines atop serious representation from the Swedes—Arch Enemy (ex-Carcass), the Haunted (ex-At the Gates), and In Flames; with U.S. underground leviathans Mastodon and Killswitch Engage. BOSLER

August 14 MÖTLEY CRÜE


'P.S.1'S WARM UP 2005'
July 2-September 3, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, Queens, 718-784-2084, ps1.org

July 2 GROOVE COLLECTIVE

July 9 PRINS THOMAS & HANS PETER LINDSTROM

July 16 IDJUT BOYS

August 27 MONOLAKE

September 3 NORMAN JAY M.B.E.


RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL
1260 Sixth Avenue, 212-247-4777

June 7 KEANE

June 15 ALANIS MORISSETTE+JASON MRAZ

June 29 MARK KNOPFLER

July 14 MOODY BLUES


RANDALLS ISLAND
New York, 212-307-7171

July 10 REGGAE CARIFEST

July 30 and 31 DAVE MATTHEWS BAND

August 13 VANS WARPED TOUR '05 What did Matthew McConaughey say in Dazed and Confused? "I get older, but the bands stay the same age"? Go this year for My Chemical Romance, screamo's brightest lights, and Transplants, featuring Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong and new MTV reality star Travis Barker. Stay for Boston's indefatigable Dropkick Murphys and Beerzone, which is a band in addition to a state of mind. WOOD


'RIVER TO RIVER FESTIVAL'
Castle Clinton, Battery Park; World Financial Center Plaza, Vesey Street and Hudson River; Rockefeller Park, Chambers Street and Hudson River; Wagner Park, Battery Place and Hudson River, 212-835-2789, rivertorivernyc.com

June 3 'SITES UNSEEN: ODE TO JENNY LIND FEATURING AUDRA MCDONALD' (Castle Clinton)

June 9 GEORGE DELGADO FEATURING JULIO SALGADO (Wagner Park)

June 14 LIZZ WRIGHT (World Financial Center Plaza)

June 15 ARLO GUTHRIE (Rockfeller Park)

June 21 MARIA SCHNEIDER ORCHESTRA (World Financial Center Plaza)

June 22 LALAH HATHAWAY (Rockfeller Park)

June 28 RICHARD THOMPSON (World Financial Center Plaza) Why is a songwriter, guitarist, and onstage presence as impressive as Thompson still a cult item after almost 40 years? Maybe because his records rarely capture his authority and grave whimsy. This is a solo gig, previewing his acoustic disc Front Parlour Ballads. Assume it'll be awesome, and cross your fingers for the album (and his imminent box set). WOLK

June 29 GARTH HUDSON (Rockfeller Park)

July 4 YO LA TENGO+STEPHEN MALKMUS AND THE JICKS+LAURA CANTRELL (Battery Park Lawn) Threepeating alt fun on Independence Day in safe and sunny downtown NYC. Opener Cantrell is a country purist who's always likable and sometimes dull. Malkmus once led a better band but has explored his rockist tendencies acutely in the one with his name on it. Yo La are the pride of metropolitan bohemia's Hoboken outpost—tuneful and noisy, familiar and arcane, past masters of the art of being just shambolic enough. CHRISTGAU

July 7 CLEM SNIDE (Castle Clinton)

July 7 JOHN HAMMOND (Wagner Park)

July 12 FAB FAUX+WILLIE NILE (World Financial Center Plaza)

July 13 RAY SEPULVEDA (South Street Seaport, Pier 17)

July 13 THE WAILERS (Rockfeller Park)

July 14 CALEXICO (Castle Clinton)

July 14 HUGH POOL (Rector Gate)

July 19 TINARIWEN+RAMATOU DIAKITE (World Financial Center Plaza) Wrapped in robes and head scarves, Touareg tribesmen Tinariwen compellingly convey the bluesy nomadic sounds of their West African desert homeland—part trance, part provocation—through vamping electric guitars, chanted choruses, clapping hands, and djembe drums. Ramatou Diakite is yet another sublimely strident singer from Mali's Wassoulou region. GEHR

July 20 REGINA CARTER (Rockfeller Park)

July 21 M. WARD (Castle Clinton)

July 21 MICHAEL HILL BLUES MOB (Wagner Park)

July 26 THE WAIFS+JIMMIE DALE GILMORE (World Financial Center Plaza)

July 27 FIERY FURNACES (Rockfeller Park)

July 27 JOHNNY RAY (South Street Seaport, Pier 17)

July 28 SCOTT AINSLIE (Wagner Park)

July 28 ROBERT EARL KEEN (Castle Clinton)

July 29 THE TOKENS (South Street Seaport, Pier 17)

August 3 CHRIS SMITHER (South Street Seaport, Pier 17)

August 4 MCCOY TYNER (Castle Clinton)

August 4 IRVING LOUIS LATTIN (Wagner Park)

August 5 TIEMPO LIBRE (South Street Seaport, Pier 17)

August 10 LITTLE ANTHONY AND THE IMPERIALS (Rockfeller Park)

August 10 DEVOTCHKA (South Street Seaport, Pier 17)

August 17 JESSE HERRERO Y SONSUBLIME (Wagner Park)

August 24 JOHNNY RAY Y SALSA CON CLASE (Wagner Park)

August 31 CORTIJO'S TRIBE FEATURING ZON DEL BARRIO+ANGEL LUIS 'KING OF PLENA' TORRUELLAS (Wagner Park)
September 8 RAY CASTRO Y CONJUNTO CLASICO (Wagner Park)


'THE VILLAGE VOICE 5TH ANNUAL SIREN MUSIC FESTIVAL'
West 10th Street and Surf Avenue, Brooklyn; Stillwell Avenue and Surf Avenue, Brooklyn

July 16 Lineup TBA

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