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'PeterPalooza 3' w/ Schoolboy Q+Danny Brown+Action Bronson

Best Buy Theater : 8:00 p.m. July 23

Our man of the year Schoolboy Q returns to New York City for the second time this summer. If you haven't seen this swagged out bucket hat sportin' rapper in concert yet, we're just not sure what you're doing with your life. The Top Dawg Entertainment MC is thriving in the return of gangsta rap,... More >>

West 40s Hip-Hop

Teenage Fanclub

Pier 84 : 6:00 p.m. July 24

Along with quirky popcentrics The Vaselines, melody masters Teenage Fanclub sit atop the perch as both Scottish royalty and Kurt Cobain faves. Twenty five years after TF's indie rock life-changer, the grungy A Catholic Education, and its ultimate reinvention as rightful heir to the Big Star and... More >>

West 40s Power Pop, Indie Rock

The Wytches

The Mercury Lounge : 9:30 p.m. July 24

Hailing from Brighton, UK, the psych-rock trio formed in 2011 and only just recently embarked on their first North American tour in support of Metz and Cloud Nothings, taking their doom-drenched stoner grime with them in preparation of the release of their debut album out this August via... More >>

Lower East Side Rock

Kings of Leon

Central Park, Rumsey Playfield : 7:00 a.m. July 25

While this Nashville quartet's star has dimmed somewhat in recent years, Kings of Leon remain reliable standard bearers for a particular strain of Southern rock masculinity, a blythe, hard-livin' authenticity both beguiling and curiously remote. Big beards, big hooks, throaty howls, a solid... More >>

West 70s Rock

The Haden Triplets

The Bell House : 9:00 p.m. July 25

The Haden Triplets, daughters of late jazz bass legend Charlie Haden, recently released their self-titled debut on Jack White's Third Man Records. The Americana collection's rootsy harmonies endow old chestnuts from brothers Stanley and Louvin, Bill Monroe, and the Carter Family with a... More >>

Brooklyn Roots

Veruca Salt+Battleme

Music Hall of Williamsburg : 9:00 p.m. July 25

Since 2010, we’ve been deep in a ‘90s nostalgia explosion in which numerous hit makers from the decade have reunited in their original lineups, released new albums, and sold out tours across the world that are typically attended by people in flannel shirts and choker necklaces... More >>

Brooklyn Alternative


Webster Hall : 10:00 p.m. July 25

Rustie is a Glaswegian DJ whose productions are a sonic embodiment of rave excess, blaring garish melody lines and sub-rattling bass alongside hyperactive rhythms indebted to hip-hop and trap. His first LP Glass Swords was a maximalist business card Rustie hasn't failed to live up to yet, and... More >>

East Village Dance

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds+Devendra Banhart+Nicole Atkins

Prospect Park Bandshell : 7:00 p.m. July 26

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds are back in America after last year’s extremely successful tour. The mostly Australian group sold out every show on their North American stint last year, and in the wake of that triumph, they play Celebrate Brooklyn tonight. For a band that’s been making... More >>

Park Slope Alternative

A Sunny Day in Glasgow

Baby's All Right : 8:00 p.m. July 26

With its band members scattered across three cities on two continents (none of them in Scotland), a Sunny Day in Glasgow were forced to put together their new album, Sea When Absent, by emailing back and forth. The result is far more together than you might expect. Dreamy vocals evoke the... More >>

Williamsburg Indie Pop

Lady Antebellum+Billy Currington+Joe Nichols

Nikon at Jones Beach Theater : 7:00 p.m. July 27

You probably best know Lady Antebellum from the group's ubiquitous 2009 smash "Need You Now" -- you know, the one identifiable by the piano-pounding intro and the somber, too-much-to-drink regret. The Nashville country trio of Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood have kept plenty busy... More >>

Allerton Country

Lauryn Hill

Brooklyn Bowl : 7:00 p.m. July 28

Ms. Lauryn Hill is more than just a singer, she is the very definition of an artist. Her lyrics are gorgeously composed and are even more powerful when delivered in her lovely voice. Clearly, a talent like hers can’t be contained by just one classic album. She claims two releases —... More >>

Brooklyn R&B, Hip-Hop

Power Trip+Mammoth Grinder+Razorheads

Saint Vitus : 8:00 p.m. July 28

You've heard it once and you'll hear it again: Power Trip is metal for punk fans, hardcore for metalheads. Frontman Riley Gale's brash vocal howlers channel a young Lemmy of Motorhead with the ferocity of early SSD Records bands. While their recordings are ace (try listening to "Manifest... More >>

Brooklyn Hardcore

Keyshia Cole

Irving Plaza : 7:00 p.m. July 29

Despite all the apparent drama that surrounds her life, Oakland’s Keyshia Cole has shown herself to be an incredibly shrewd businesswoman and, most importantly, a remarkably consistent artist. Over the course of the last decade, Cole has put out five albums (most notably 2005’s The... More >>

East Village R&B

Noura Mint Seymali

Joe's Pub : 9:30 p.m. July 29

The Mauritanian singer has a fine new album, Tzenni, and deploys her impossible-to-ignore voice to explore Moorish poetic themes. The dazzling Jeiche Ouid Chighaly, her husband and exemplary guitarist, weaves fuzzed-out wavelengths around Seymali's ornamented griot wail and harplike ardine,... More >>

East Village World

Miley Cyrus+Lily Allen

Nassau Coliseum : 7:00 p.m. August 1

Miley Cyrus is bringing her tongue-waggling, twerking and bear-centric show to town, and despite the backlash, it's almost guaranteed to be an impeccable turn up function. Sure, she's the most talked about pop star of last year, but listening to her Pharrell-assisted album Bangerz reveals... More >>

Allerton Pop

Old Crow Medicine Show

Central Park, Rumsey Playfield : 5:30 p.m. August 4

Fifteen years and eight albums into their career, Tennessee string band Old Crow Medicine Show still play with the wide-eyed charisma of a pack of buskers. Like any good roots outfit, they’re best experienced live. Old Crow’s seven members look and act like a party onstage--a party... More >>

West 70s Rock

'MetroStar Talent Challenge'

Metropolitan Room : 7:00 p.m. every Mon. until August 25

For the seventh year running the room has made a July-August point of ferreting out up-and-coming cabaret talent. Sometimes you wonder why anyone would want to make a career doing this. It’s that difficult and often only intermittently rewarding. But still they come, the gifted and the... More >>

Flatiron Variety

Allen Toussaint

Joe's Pub : 12:00 p.m. every Sun. until August 10

The debonair New Orleans pianist-songwriter-producer reprises his bittersweet post-Katrina brunch stint here with another series of Sunday noontime performances. Toussaint is an elegantly laid-back pianist in the Crescent City mode, and his repertoire of originals – which includes "From a... More >>

East Village R&B

Billy Martin's Drummingbirds

The Stone : 8:00 p.m. daily until July 27

Scrutinizing percussion possibilities is the Medeski, Martin & Wood drummer's passion, and this week's six-night residency (22-27) finds him banging around with various cohorts, including a cagey brass outfit and the Sirius strings. Somehow his collabo with Boston superhero Rakalam Bob Moses (a... More >>

East Village Jazz

KT Sullivan & Jeff Harnar

The Laurie Beechman Theatre : 6:00 p.m. July 23; 6:00 p.m. August 6; 6:00 p.m. August 13

They call it “Our Time” after Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along anthem. They’re singing Sondheim, you see. But rather than saying to yourself, “Not him again,” take a positive attitude. Think that here are two of cabaret’s most sophisticated,... More >>

West 40s Broadway


Brooklyn Bowl : 8:00 p.m. daily until July 26

Hailing from New Orleans, the band originally called Galactic Prophylactic started out as a pretty traditional funk band. Other the years, they have developed their sound to include hip-hop, electronica, jazz, rock and blues. Galactic—which pairs guitar and drums with a Hammond organ and... More >>

Brooklyn Funk

Katy Perry+Capital Cities

Barclays Center : 7:00 p.m. July 24; 7:30 p.m. July 25

There are few things catchier than a Katy Perry song. Whether she’s your #1 pop icon or you really can get enough of her, she dazzles her audience of millions with that vivacious yet lighthearted voice. Katy Perry has had nine #1 singles on the Hot Top 100 and her songs heard nearly every... More >>

Brooklyn Pop
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Mandingo Ambassadors

Barbes : 10:00 p.m. every Wed.

Guinean guitarist Mamady "Djelike" Kouyate came of age among such legendary 1970s guitarcentric combos as the Horoya Band and Bembeya Jazz, which blended Cuban rumba with traditional balafon-based sounds. Kouyate moved to New York in search of political asylum in 2004 and currently leads this... More >>

Park Slope African

Neutral Milk Hotel+Circulatory System

Prospect Park Bandshell : 6:00 p.m. July 23

Every summer, the wonder of Celebrate Brooklyn reappears, a seasonal bevy of incredible shows at Prospect Park which seem too good to be true. In keeping with that tradition, the bandshell is graced by indie rock royalty, none other than Neutral Milk Hotel. After releasing their one-off,... More >>

Park Slope Indie Rock

Richie Sambora

Iridium : 8:00 p.m. July 23

New Jersey native and famously mullet-ed Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora has been a hair-metal mainstay for more than 30 years. His success, as well as the band’s, was not only the result of his co-writing with frontman Jon Bon Jovi, but also his game-changing axe skills and solos. On... More >>

West 50s Rock
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