Posted in To Do | music on August 18, 2009

The B-52's @ Hammerstein Ballroom - Halloween 2008 (photo by Faith-Ann Young)

tonight in NYC
* Xtreme @ Highbridge Park
* Marc Ribot @ Hudson Square
* Mugison @ Pete's Candy Store
* Regina Spektor @ Barnes & Noble
* B-52s @ Beach at Governors Island
* DJ Premier vs. Pete Rock @ Red Hook Park
* Steve Ruel Quartet w/ Tyshawn Sorey @ The Stone
* The Breeders, Whispertown 2000 @ Bowery Ballroom
* Lemonade, Cale Parks, Dinowalrus, Teengirl Fantasy @ Santos Party House
* Ambulance Ltd., The Picture, Savoir Adore, Melati Malay @ Mercury Lounge
* June Madrona, Cabinet of Natural Curiosities, Little Gold, Fall Harbor @ Cake Shop
* Love & Rockets tribute release show w/ Frankenstein 3000, David Johansen, more @ Ben Sherman Store

Free outdoor music tonight includes a DJ battle of DJ Premier vs. Pete Rock hosted by Danny Castro of Lyricist Lounge at Red Hook Park and Xtreme plays Highbridge Park.

City Winery presents a rain date for Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog with special guest Eszter Balint at the final show of its free, outdoor Hudson Square series.

De La Soul was supposed to play at Ortley Surf Club in NJ tonight, but apparently it's been cancelled.

Regina Spektor plays a free show at Barnes & Noble Union Square. She plays Radio City on October 14th.

The Ben Sherman Store in Soho (95 Spring St) hosts the release party for New Tales To Tell: A Tribute To Love And Rockets, out today, with music from Frankenstein 3000, Earl Slick, Dennis Dunaway and David Johansen. The party starts at 8.00pm. Video of VEX covering Love and Rockets' "It Could Be Sunshine", below...

The B-52s play the Beach at Governors Island. First person to email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: B52s) gets a free pair of tickets. Include your first and last name.

The Breeders kick off two nights at the Bowery Ballroom. Whispertown 2000 opens.

Lemonade and Cale Parks launch their tour together at Santos with Dinowalrus and Teengirl Fantasy.

Ambulance Ltd., The Picture, Savoir Adore and Melati Malay play Mercury Lounge. Last night was at Union Hall.

Mugison is playing a free show in every NYC borough today. SI and Queens were earlier today, but you can still catch him at Bronx River Art Center (5pm), City Winery (8pm) and Pete's Candy Store (11pm). Why? create awareness and support for the pioneering worldwide human rights advocacy group. In association with local art and music collectives, Mugison will play one free concert in each of New York's five boroughs in one day, August 18th. A limited edition event poster will be offered at the shows and proceeds will benefit Amnesty International.
The Stone's August curator, drummer Tyshawn Sorey, returns to the venue tonight after a stint in Europe. He joins saxist Steve Ruel (who also plays with the Stone's early set) in a quartet.

Ricky Gervais reps the NY Comedy Festival, which presents him at Carnegie Hall in November, in a video below.

What else?



Comments (21)

I heard a rumor Peter Griffin was gonna sit in on Rock Lobster..can anyone confirm?

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2009 4:02 PM

That VEX shite is a joke right? Comedy Central or something?

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2009 4:11 PM

OTEP cd release show at Gramercy Theatre with Destrophy, Seven Year Existence, and Hung! 7pm Doors.

Posted by Star | August 18, 2009 4:24 PM

I'm bringing mad nose candy to Ambulance at Mercury Lounge. Look for me, the only black guy there, if you are interested.

Posted by Carl Weathers | August 18, 2009 4:40 PM

you're Carl Weathers the actor.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2009 4:46 PM

Don't forget Let's Active's Mitch Easter at Southpaw.

Posted by bill p | August 18, 2009 4:50 PM

How I Became the Bomb (awesome band from Nashville)
w/Gates of Heaven

Pianos, 8pm, $8

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2009 4:51 PM

Carl Weathers is the Sears of the Cocaine business. I'll match the lowest price of your dealers if you bring a receipt of your must recent purchase.

Posted by Carl Weathers | August 18, 2009 4:56 PM

can someone please tell me where exactly the stage at Red Hook Park is. thanks.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2009 5:03 PM

i appreciate the help with the map, 5.12. i live a few blocks from there. i was wondering if anyone knew exactly where the stage is.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2009 5:15 PM


This is all I could find unfortunately

Red Hook Park
Bay St. btwn. Henry St. & Clinton St.
Tuesday, August 18th
7:00-8:30 PM

Posted by Burg | August 18, 2009 5:19 PM

Pete Rock has been subbed out for DJ Scratch, actually

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2009 5:21 PM

well the stage is at one of three baseball fields, two soccer fields, the track, in the pool, or on the tennis court ..hmmm

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2009 5:24 PM

scottish folds are so cute. wanna give it a ball of yarn to bat around at.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2009 7:31 PM

sean paul @ highline ballroom

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2009 8:03 PM

That's Fred Schneider in the photo, right?

Posted by Gov. David Paterson | August 18, 2009 8:34 PM

That's Fred Schneider dressed as " guy kicked out of Cobra Kai for being gay". (the director's cut made it more of a message film, and the studio thought it might alienate some of their core audience).

Posted by William Zabka | August 19, 2009 6:43 AM

you totally slept on the awesome dance party with djs jd samson, sia, kim from hercules & love affair, luiza from css, and lauren flax last night at Tandem in Bushwick. get with it.

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2009 11:10 AM

You lost me at Bushwick.

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2009 12:26 PM

only the elderly are still apprehensive of Bushwick

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2009 12:32 PM

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