Posted in To Do | music on August 8, 2009

Rhys Chatham @ Damrosch Park in 2008 (more by Jason Bergman)
Rhys Chatham

Seasick Steve @ All Points West 2009 (more by Chris La Putt)
Seasick Steve

tonight in NYC
* DANCE
* Weekly Warmup @ PS1
* Seasick Steve @ Southpaw
* The xx @ Bruar Falls (free)
* US Royalty @ Tribeca Grand Hotel
* 10 for $10 tour @ Starland Ballroom
* Antifolk Festival @ Sidewalk Cafe
* Daedelus @ Studio at Webster Hall
* Crosby, Stills & Nash @ Jones Beach Theater
* Peelander-Z, Adam Matta @ South Street Seaport
* Asphalt Orchestra @ Lincoln Center's South Plaza
* Radio Happy Hour w/ Andrew W.K. @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
* Dinowalrus, Night Owl, The Tony Castles @ Bruar Falls
* New York Night Train Afterhours Speakeasy @ Market Hotel
* Boys Noize, Drop the Lime, Canyons @ Central Park Summerstage
* Harvey Danger, Jukebox The Ghost, Valley Lodge @ The Bell House
* Flaming Fire, Foot Patrol, Four-Legged Baby, Crime Scene @ Highline Ballroom
* Celebrate Brooklyn & Lyricist Lounge w/ Big Daddy Kane @ Prospect Park Bandshell
* Errortype:11, Joshua English, I Hate Our Freedom, Jeff Caudill @ Mercury Lounge
* Best Hits, Magnet City Kids, GDFX, Polygons, Binary Marketing Show @ Market Hotel
* Rhys Chatham's A Crimson Grail for 200 Electric Guitars, Liquid Liquid @ Damrosch
* Sundelles, Bad Girlfriend, Wild Yaks, A Big Yes And A Small No @ Public Assembly
* Non, Prurient, Cold Cave, spoken word Genesis P-Orridge, Jamie Stewart @Santos
* Electric Tickle Machine, The Art of Shooting, Right on Dynamite @ The Cameo
* BK Electronic Music Fest w/ The Juan Maclean, Young Love, Bell, Jupiter One, more @ Old American Can Factory

Free outdoor music tonight incudes the much-anticipated debut of Rhys Chatham's A Crimson Grail for 200 Electric Guitars, with Liquid Liquid opening, at Damrosch Bandshell; a Celebrate Brooklyn/Lyricist Lounge show with Big Daddy Kane at Prospect Park Bandshell; Boys Noize, Drop the Lime and Canyons at the Central Park Summerstage; and the Asphalt Orchestra at Lincoln Center's South Plaza (7pm).

Peelander-Z and Adam Matta play a free sets at South Street Seaport's Yoyo Festival.

BK Electronic Music Fest takes over the Old American Can Factory with The Juan Maclean, Kap10Kurt, Young Love, Bell, Jupiter One and more.

The xx play an early show at Bruar Falls. Later in the night the venue hosts Dinowalrus, Night Owl and The Tony Castles.

Non, Prurient and Cold Cave play Santos Party House with spoken word performances by Genesis P-Orridge of Throbbing Gristle, Jamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu, Ted Leo's brother Chris Leo of The Ban Pelt and more.

Harvey Danger's goodbye tour comes to The Bell House with openers Jukebox The Ghost and Dave Hill's power pop band Valley Lodge.

Radio Happy Hour hosts a John Hughes-tribute live radio show with special guest Andrew W.K. this afternoon at (Le) Poisson Rouge

Antifolk Festival at the Sidewalk Cafe continues with acts that include Jason & Rachel Trachtenburg, Debe Dalton, Crabs on Banjo.

Lollapalooza is going on in Chicago.

Jay Reatard's minidocumentary "Waiting For Something" is posted below.

The Wave Pictures played South Street Seaport last night. Video from that below...

What else?

The Wave Pictures @ South Street Seaport

Waiting For Something - a short documentary about Jay Reatard

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Comments (18)

that early show at market hotel was moved to shea stadium. late night dance party is still at market hotel though.

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2009 4:20 PM

Dream Theater/Zappa Plays Zappa/Big Elf at Brookhaven Amphitheater

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2009 4:20 PM

go see dinowalrus, they jam.

Posted by Peter | August 8, 2009 4:23 PM

freepresssummerfest.com

houston... tonight..Broken Social Scene and Explosions in the sky

Posted by kevin | August 8, 2009 4:27 PM

if i'm not mistaken 200 Guitars is BEFORE Liquid Liquid.

From Twitter

A gorgeous day for music: Asphalt Orch @ 7, @rhyschatham's Crimson Grail @ 730, Liquid Liquid @845. Heaven.

Posted by jan jansson | August 8, 2009 4:37 PM

soulico @ gleason's gym

77 front st., brooklyn

LIVE BOXING MATCH

OPEN BAR 9-12AM

FREE

FREE
FREEEEEEEE

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2009 4:41 PM

Cavalier Rose finishes up their residency at Zebulon tonight.

10:30PM / FREE
258 Wythe Ave (btwn Metropolitan and N3rd) in Williamsburg

http://www.myspace.com/cavalierrose

Posted by Zeb | August 8, 2009 4:53 PM

Which show would be best for me and my friends to gab it up at? My voice is a little shot from shouting over some douche bag "thrash" band last night, so I'm looking for something on the quite side. It might be best for us to show up at an acoustic show tonight.

Later losers!

Posted by People Who Like To Talk At Shows | August 8, 2009 5:01 PM

I'm a day early, but does anyone know set times for Williamsburg Waterfront tomorrow?

Posted by donn | August 8, 2009 5:24 PM

thunderstorms scheduled for tomorrow afternoon. start lining up at brooklyn bowl now!

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2009 6:06 PM

damn, how long is that show at santos going to be?

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2009 6:24 PM

Spoken word at Santo's? I am sooooo there to talk over their poetry or whatever. Take that Genny P-Orridge!

Posted by Talking At Shows, Ya' heard? | August 8, 2009 6:37 PM

i would recommend showing up early to the rhys chatham show, and getting a nice good spot to talk really loudly about the old days of new york, make sure your within earshot of the performers, they love that kinda stuff!!

Posted by chatty chatham | August 8, 2009 7:16 PM

Both the Chatham piece and Liquid Liquid were just perfect. (And a nice contrast btw LL's 'less-is-more' and Chatham's 'more-is-more' respective approaches.) What a perfect musical night!

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2009 11:34 PM

11:34 - agreed! except for the cops against dancing

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2009 1:43 AM

Dear Person Who Likes To Talk At Shows:

Shut the fuck up!

- Seasick Steve (actual quote from the Southpaw show)

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2009 9:58 PM

the 200 guitars piece didn't live up to the hype. so much wasted potential. it's a shame, really.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2009 11:33 PM

11:33 - stupidest comment of the day. what "hype" exactly?

fwiw, it was a fine piece. nothing revolutionary or earth-shattering if you know the guy's work (or the work of similar composers) -- but fine (and very enjoyable) nonetheless.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2009 12:48 AM

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