Prince Paul with Cool Calm Pete, Harlem Shakes, Head Set & Alec Ounsworth @ Pianos TONIGHT. Prince Paul of De La Soul, Gravediggaz & Handsome Boy Modeling School headlining, Alec Ounsworth of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah opening, and what appears to be a solid lineup in between. (not properly highlighted in my Gothamist post this week)
Shout Out Louds & The Redwalls @ Mercury Lounge on August 7th: I never got past my first few listens of the Shout Out Louds CD, but I know a lot of people are excited for this show that was added after the August 8th one sold out.
Smog and Feathers @ Bowery Ballroom on August 8th. I like his music, and I've especially been digging the new album, but after also seeing Smog at the Drag City Christmas Party, I'm not very motivated to spend $15 on his own headlining show.
Wilderness @ Mercury Lounge on August 26th: I want to go to this show. I don't have a solid opinion on this band yet, but have listnened to the album a few times since Pitchfork added them to their 'Best New Music.'
Hot Snakes @ Bowery Ballroom on August 9th. Their last NYC show ever.
"After a six-year hiatus, the Olivia Tremor Control reformed to play at the Vincent Gallo-curated All Tomorrow's Parties in England this past April; now, they've announced select tour dates in the U.S." [Pitchfork] @ Bowery Ballroom August 2nd & 3rd.