Posted in To Do | music on July 28, 2009

The Roots @ Roots Picnic (more by Tim Griffin)
The Roots

tonight in NYC
* DANCE
* Ratt, Extreme @ Nokia Theatre!!
* The Roots @ Highline Ballroom
* Ballin' the Jack @ Hudson Square
* Steely Dan: Aja @ Beacon Theatre
* Pete Yorn, Zee Avi @ Webster Hall
* Green Day, Kaiser Chiefs @ Madison Square Garden
* Katy Perry, Cobra Starship @ Hammerstein Ballroom
* Pink Noise, Gary War, Florida, Columboid @ Silent Barn
* Ethan Iverson, Reid Anderson & Paul Motion @ Village Vanguard
* King Britt: Saturn Never Sleeps: Sun Ra-lectric @ WFC Winter Garden
* TK Webb, Pure Horsehair, Miguel Mendez, Invisible Familiars @ Bruar Falls
* Beetroot, American Princes, Soldier on Dear Friend, Electric Touch @ Pianos
* Todd P Goes to Austin premiere w/ Team Robespierre, The So So Glos, Todd P (DJ) @ The Delancey
* YACHT, Special Disco Version (DJs James Murphy & Pat Mahoney), Bad Brilliance @ Santos Party House

Free outdoor music tonight includes Ballin' the Jack at Hudson Square and King Britt: Saturn Never Sleeps: Sun Ra-lectric at the World Financial Center Winter Garden. The latter show is described as "a night of sonic and visual funk taking micro-edits of Sun-Ra source music combined with live experimentation and video collage." See a video preview, and clip from a previous Sun Ra-lectric performance, below.

The Roots continue their residency at the Highline Ballroom. They'll be headlining the Diesel U:Music show this Thursday at Webster Hall.

There's a last minute show with Pink Noise, Gary War, Florida and Columboid happening at Silent Barn tonight.

Steely Dan play their 1977 album Aja in its entirety at Beacon Theatre. It's the first of eight "Classic Album (Plus)" shows for the band at the venue -- they'll be playing another Aja night as well as Gaucho, The Royal Scam and Internet Request Night shows.

Pete Yorn kicks off a two night run at Webster Hall with Zee Avi.

Green Day and Kaiser Chiefs play a second Madison Square Garden gig tonight.

Ethan Iverson and Reid Anderson, two thirds of the Bad Plus, kick off a weeklong run with drummer Paul Motion at the Village Vanguard tonight.

YACHT plays a CD release show (after the boat gig last night) with Special Disco Version (aka a DJ set by LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy & Pat Mahoney) and Bad Brilliance at Santos Party House.

The Delancey hosts a screening and premiere party for the Todd P Goes to Austin documentary. The night will feature sets by Team Robespierre and The So So Glos.

The new video for "This Sweet Love" by James Yuill, who played NYC in June, is below...

Jay Reatard and BBU are featured on a new Breakfast at Sulimay's. Video below..

What else?

King Britt @ Institute of Contemporary Art on July 22, 2009

Sun Ra:Lectric PreVue

James Yuill - "This Sweet Love"

Breakfast at Sulimays w/ Jay Reatard and BBU

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Comments (17)

um.... Marcy Playground at Mercury Lounge. Sex and Candy dude.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2009 3:57 PM

I'm doing Ratt and Extreme. I'm psyched!

Posted by noamjamski | July 28, 2009 3:59 PM

Extreme is playing Nokia tonight! that's going to RULE!

Posted by Bill | July 28, 2009 4:01 PM

Laura Izibor (with Jesse Boykins III and Lance Drummonds) at SOBs tonight. http://sobs.com/R_n_B_Soul/2009/0728.html

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2009 4:24 PM

breakfast at sulimays is weak. i haven't seen one that's even mildly amusing.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2009 4:39 PM

Ratt and Extreme are playing tonight? yo thats dope! who knew!

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2009 5:03 PM

Michael Showalter, John Oliver, Heather Fink and Natasha Leggero at Sweet at the Slipper Room w/Seth Herzog tonight, 9pm, $5 Orchard and Stanton

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2009 5:21 PM

.tourist musik [new project w. matt from ducktails, real estate]
..street gnar [lexington, KY]
...tiny fights [lexington, KY]
....buckets of bile

tonight at DBA - $6

Posted by e4e1 | July 28, 2009 5:33 PM

Lanterns from San Diego at Lit Lounge. 10PM!

http://www.myspace.com/wearelanterns

Posted by goodtimes | July 28, 2009 7:02 PM

god that cat is awesome. way cooler than any of us. by far. keep em comin bv. make me smile.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2009 7:12 PM

What is DIET? Beer?

Posted by I am not Maru | July 28, 2009 7:57 PM

are justice playing in nyc on friday?

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2009 8:16 PM

fuck all that: when's the 'Dan on?

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2009 8:32 PM

peeete yoooorn

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2009 1:06 AM

very nice blog cute videos and posters and full scheduled of the programs...very nice blog....thanks..Penisvergrößerung

Posted by Penisvergrößerung | February 27, 2010 3:52 PM

Laura Izibor (with Jesse Boykins III and Lance Drummonds) at SOBs tonight. http://sobs.com/R_n_B_Soul/2009/0728.html

Posted by 2010 Hot Springs 5 Oz Silver Bullion Coin | January 8, 2013 8:20 AM

I love outdoor music in the night

Posted by Penisvergößerung | February 13, 2013 10:12 PM

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