Siren Music Festival
July 19

The Voice's annual indie-rock spectacular should attract more stoners than usual this year, thanks to headliners Broken Social Scene and Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, both of whose recent material has minimized the distance between hipster and hippie. Also on the bill: Baltimore dream-folk duo Beach House, North Carolina psych-popsters Annuals, local math-punk outfit Parts & Labor, and TV on the Radio protégés Dragons of Zynth. With the Helio Sequence, Times New Viking, Jaguar Love, the Dodos, Film School, and These Are Powers.& Coney Island, 12 p.m., villagevoice.com/siren

George Michael
July 21 & 23

"Let me do what I do": Al Green in concert
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"Let me do what I do": Al Green in concert

The embattled pop star is promising stuff from throughout his career (including the Wham! hits) on this North American tour, which follows up a blockbuster jaunt in Europe last year. Love George Michael, but is anyone else surprised that the dude still commands a fan base capable of filling the Garden for two nights? & Madison Square Garden, 8 p.m., thegarden.com

Jonas Brothers
August 10-11

Those who say this outrageously popular Radio Disney sibling act doesn't have tunes aren't listening: Check out the Jonas Brothers' self-titled 2007 disc for an idea of what Franz Ferdinand would sound like if they'd been held captive in the House of Mouse. Or maybe those doubters are just listening live, where the sound of 20,000 preadolescents shrieking in unison pretty well drowns out the boys in the band. & Madison Square Garden, 7 p.m., thegarden.com

Rancid
August 13-17

Rancid have a new album due out this summer, their first since 2003's Indestructible. To celebrate the occasion, they're heading out on their most extensive North American tour in years. Considering frontman Tim Armstrong's recent forays into songwriting for hire, there's an (extremely unlikely) chance that the new stuff will diverge from Rancid's true-school punk rock. & Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza, 7:30 p.m., irvingplaza.com

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