Posted in To Do | music on June 22, 2013

2013 Mermaids (more by Sachyn Mital)
Mermaid Parade

Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

The Coney Island Mermaid Parade
It almost didn't happen this year, but thanks to support from the public, Coney Island's annual Mermaid Parade is on for 2013. And a lovely day for it. Judah Friedlander and Carole Radziwill are your King and Queen and the fun starts at 1PM.

Phantom Power, The Teen Age, Dead Stars, Samuel Cooper, The Novel Ideas, Chickenhawks @ 252 Norman (FREE)
Is there anything that says summertime in Brooklyn like drinking on a roof while listening to awesome bands for five hours? Tonight you get the chance to do just that at 252 Norman, where Chickenhawks, The Novel Ideas, Samuel Cooper and Dead Stars among others will be performing. It's free, too.

Punk Island @ Coast Guard Pier (FREE)
More than 90 bands from every corner of the punk scene performing for 11 hours on seven stages, all curated by ABC No Rio's punk/hardcore collective. Part of Make Music NY.

Tropfest w/ Bear In Heaven, Chairlift, Neon Indian DJ @ Prospect Park (FREE)
This is a short film festival, but also has bands playing. Good ones too, a double danceable bill of locals Bear in Heaven and Chairlift, plus a DJ set from Neon IndianFree tickets are still available.

Hillstock (FREE)
DIY Brooklyn festival Hillstock kicked off last night with a handful of great performances, and will be continuing it's 3-day weekend of (mostly) free shows today at noon. The festival is taking place at 106 Emerson Place and will be a block party of numerous performances. Starting at 8 PM there will be an after party at The Bishop.

Summer Thunder w/ Johnny Fritz, Wild Yaks) @ Union Pool (FREE)
Union Pool is throwing free Saturday shows all summer long. It's usually a pretty chill time there, with good drink specials, food from the taco truck (they've added brunch items, btw) and good bands. Today it's Jonny Fritz (fka Jonny Corndawg) who just played like eight shows at Bonnaroo, and local yokels Wild Yaks. 2 PM.

Browse our Free Show Calendar for more no-cost-to-you concert options.

LODRO @ Knitting Factory last month (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Psychic Ills, LODRO @ Union Pool
If you just wanna hang out at Union Pool for your whole Saturday, Psychic Ills are playing a last minute show there tonight, a warm up before they head to Chile. LODRO are the well-matched openers for the evening that will only set you back five bucks.

Trap Them & more @ Saint Vitus
It has been too long since we last saw Trap Them in NYC. Now the grind/hardcore/swedish DM crew have returned for a couple of rare dates, including tonight's whopper of a show -- which BV-related metal site Invisible Oranges is presenting -- with young upstarts Full of Hell and ex-Tafkata crew Seven Sisters of Sleep. With Psychic Limb and Apart also on board, this is unmissable, if we do say so ourselves. (And we do!) Tickets are still available.

Delicate Steve, Superhuman Happiness @ Mercury Lounge
Hypertalented instrumentalist Delicate Steve is in the lab hard at work on his new album but is playing tonight testing out some of his new creations (and some you may already know). This was a free show that you had to get tickets through a mobile app but is now sold out.

JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound @ Mercury Lounge
Underrated soul revivalist, Chicago's JC Brooks adds a post-punk vibe to the genre, is a dynamic live performer and is well worth checking out. It's an early-ish show tonight at at Mercury Lounge (he's on at 9 PM) and tickets to that show are still available.

Social Distortion, Hot Water Music, Cheap Time, Dave Hause @ The Stony Pony
California punk legends Social Distortion will be in NYC tomorrow with Cheap Time and Dave Hause at Warsaw, but if you can't want that long to see this tour, like long walks on the beach and maybe also want to check out Hot Water Music, who have made a few memorable appearances in the area already this year and will not be on the Warsaw bill, than head down to Asbury Park Summer Stage at The Stone Pony in Jersey tonight.

Ski Lodge, Superhumanoids, Bowmont @ Cameo Gallery
If you ever wished the Smiths were a little more rum punch on the beach and a little less rain falls hard on a humdrum town? Or maybe you just like superior indiepop. Either way, Ski Lodge fit the bill. Expect lots of songs off their have debut album, due in August. Also on the bill will be Superhumanoids and local electro pop-rockers Bowmont.

Rogue Wave, Caveman @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Fans of smart guitar pop, valhalla awaits. California's Rogue Wave, whose new album, Nightingale Floors, just came out this week, hook up with New York's Caveman for what is sure to be a very pleasant night indeed.

Fleetwood Mac @ Jones Beach
Nine Inch Nails side project Fleetwood Mac are making a comeback this year with a new EP and tour that already hit the NYC-area once for a MSG show. Tonight they'll return to the area for a big outdoor show at Jones Beach, which should be a pretty fun way to see them, and the weather is looking great too. There are still tickets available, but Ticketmaster says "not many left."

Vanilla Fudge @ BB King's
'60s psych vets Vanilla Fudge, known mainly for their proto-metal covers of songs like "You Keep Me Hangin' On," "She's Not There," "People Get Ready," and so on, are on what they're calling their "farewell tour." They did the same thing in 2011, but if this may actually be the last time we'll get to see the band, it's definitely a show worth catching while you still can. They play their first of two shows at BB King's tonight, and hit the venue again tomorrow.

Snap-Drag Drum Duo, Turnip King, Tom Blacklung and the Smokestacks, G.T. Arpe, Man Tease @ Ran Tea House
If you're into experimental music and complex percussion, then you might want to head to the Ran Tea House tonight for a stacked show featuring Snap-Drag Drum Duo, Turnip King, Tom Blacklung and the Smokestacks, G.T. Arpe, and Man Tease. Turnip King recently put out a great new EP titled Moon Landing that you should really check out if you haven't.

Dawes, Shovels & Rope @ Terminal 5
Folk rockers Dawes will be at Terminal 5 tonight. The guys are on tour supporting their latest album, Stories Don't End, which came out just after SXSW this year. Joining them will be husband and wife southern folk duo Shovels & Rope.

Jankay Nabay & The Bubu Gang, Zs, White Bike @ Secret Project Robot
Looking for a night of cultural stimulation and the avant-garde? Look no further because tonight Bubu musician Janka Nabay is playing with Zs and White Bike at Secret Project Robot. If you can't make it tonight be sure to catch Janka Nabay at Prospect Park with Os Mutantes on June 29.

Trails and WaysMatrimony, Moon Furies @ Knitting Factory
Indie pop band Trails and Ways is in the area this weekend on their way down to one of their first major festival appearances ever at Firefly tomorrow. Tonight you get the chance to see them in a much, much more intimate setting where they will be joined by Matrimony and Moon Furies.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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Comments (30)

BV!!! Don't you let us down today. We have to deal with (Photos) of shows that feature ten million shitty images that all look the same. We expect ... we DEMAND mermaid boobies today!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2013 12:50 PM

Scallops!

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2013 1:17 PM

BV photos usu not shitty - what r u talking about?

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2013 1:43 PM

Anyone know the general set times for Trop Fest?

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2013 1:48 PM

Summer Hummer @ The Rock Shop -- free party 4:00 - 8:00 presented by Todd of Rough Trade records. DJ Alex (Lemonade) and Sweet Pete. Cheap booze. Roof Deck!

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2013 2:07 PM

Modular Synthesizer Solstice @ Silent Barn

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2013 5:54 PM

Boo. Bies. Boo. Bies. BOO! BIES!

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2013 7:15 PM

Serious post: does anyone else strongly prefer the "What's Going On?" posts to not include the descriptions? I like the streamlined, easy-to-browse look before.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2013 9:36 PM

i STRONGLY agree with 9:36. please please please bring back the old listings!!

1. the new "selected shows" listing is not a quick read or really user friendly

2. the full NYC calendar's format is abysmal at best- and impossible to navigate using a smartphone

*** today's listings was absolute required reading because it was concise, clear, and fairly comprehensive- i am now actively searching for a complete list site to supplement bv.com

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2013 8:26 AM

also agree with 936, but i don't see it changing. they seem to have made up their minds.

i'm also looking for a 'today's shows' substitute, and so far ohmyrockness is the best.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2013 8:49 AM

ohmyrockness is good, combine that with the live nation iphone app daily listings, and maybe one more... any suggestions?

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2013 9:02 AM

902...songkick, bandsintown, deli radio, there are more

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2013 9:59 AM

12:50- Agreed. Though the fact that all the photos kinda look the same may stem from the fact that there are WAY too many for every post. Gets boring after a while. If you're going to post 30 shots of a show, don't have 6 variations of the same 5 poses.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2013 12:27 PM

And just in anticipation of the "let's see you do better..." people who always respond to criticism of BV photos, i DO sometimes get paid for concert photography. Though I'm not going to submit myself to the assholes here.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2013 12:29 PM

"i DO sometimes get paid for concert photography. Though I'm not going to submit myself to the assholes here"


Uh Huh. Sure you do. You are the same idiot troll spamming every thread now with hate against the photos/photographers here. You are either just a loser troll with no life or a gutless spineless amateur photographer who probably submitted his photos to BV once and was rejected.

Take your pick. Either way, a zero.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2013 3:42 PM

seriously though, cameras do all the work now

just aim in the right direction and you're good

like retards and free throws

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2013 8:25 PM

^says the person who knows not a thing about photography

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2013 9:13 PM

thanks 959

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2013 9:37 PM

nasty clams

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2013 6:43 AM

Trap Them are Swedish DM? Am I missing something?

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2013 1:22 PM

3:42. I know for a fact there's more than one person who doesn't like the photos commenting here. And you don't really submit photos to BV. They assign you to shoot shows. Not that you would know...

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2013 2:07 PM

"You are either just a loser troll with no life or a gutless spineless amateur photographer who probably submitted his photos to BV once and was rejected."
Why I want to shoot for BV? As far as I know they don't actually pay their photographers. Or at least they didn't.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2013 2:11 PM

^You are an idiot.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2013 2:12 PM

ROFL @2:07's "facts"


"Why I want to shoot for BV?"

Correct, why would you. It would take away that much needed time you obviously need to learn proper english.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2013 2:17 PM

No need proper english shoot pictures.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2013 2:56 PM

"much needed" should also be hyphenated.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2013 2:57 PM

^sayeth the moron troll

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2013 3:38 PM

Just saw you in Brooklyn the other week, awesome show@

Posted by Brittany | September 25, 2013 2:54 PM

Why you dont investigate about this, those are actor. Type the names of the suppost scientifics in google.

Posted by Adele | May 30, 2014 5:23 AM

Texas, New Mexico, Hawaii and California are more diverse than New York. When did NYC get obese Rednecks? Half the Mermaids are fat/obese and a quarter of the Mermen need bras. No wonder Bloomberg is outlawing big sugary sodas. This parade needs corporate sponsors.

Posted by Musk | October 5, 2014 4:47 PM

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