2013 Gay Pride March (more by Amanda Hatfield)
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
Gay Pride March / Pridefest / Dance on the Pier
NYC Pride Week culminates with the annual Pride March, followed immediately by Pridefest on Hudson St and then the Dance on the Pier party with a live performance by Demi Lovato.
Rat Fist @ Cake Shop
Rat Fist is the new band of No Age guitarist Randy Randall and Pissed Jeans drummer Sean McGuinness, and they make the kind of noisy racket you'd expect from members of No Age and Pissed Jeans. Tonight's their second of two NYC shows, both in tiny venues where stuff like this belongs.
Jon Batiste and Stay Human, The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble @ Central Park Summerstage
Born of a New Orleans musical dynasty, Jon Batiste has forged his own way, mixing funk and pop with his city's deep musical traditions. Free.
The English Beat @ City Winery
If you aren't too concerned that Dave Wakeling is the only original member of the band, and don't mind hearing General Public songs too, you'll probably have a good time singing along to "Save it for Later," "Mirror in the Bathroom" and "Tenderness."
Clean Girls, Baked Goods, Pink Wash @ Death by Audio
Pink Wash is the new band of Bleeding Rainbow drummer Ashley Arnwine and JOey Doubek of the now-defunct Hume. They make scrappy noise punk that actually gets a little proggy too.
'Rockaway!' w/ Patti Smith, James Franco @ Fort Tilden Beach
This is the opening day of the Rockaway Arts Fest. Patti Smith was originally supposed to just do a poetry reading (along with James Franco) but now will also do an acoustic set with Lenny Kaye and Jesse Smith. She also has as a photography exhibition and two onsite installations opening in the park that day. The reading and performance starts at 7 PM.
Cerebral Ballzy @ Rough Trade
Brooklyn punks Cerebral Ballzy last played a pretty high-profile gig in the area opening for The Strokes (they're on Julian Casablancas' label), but today they're back in their hometown for something more intimate (and much cheaper and much earlier). It's a free in-store and starts at 1:30 PM.
Maximillion Dunbar, HUERCO S., Analog Soul, Lorna Dune, Marcos Cabral, Patricia, Lumigraph @ Trans Pecos
Trans Pecos hosts another great bill of the experimental and electronic variety tonight, including RVNG-signed Maxmillion Dunbar, Software-signed Huerco S and more.
Behexen, Hell Militia, Prosanctus, Inferl, Hekserl @ Saint Vitus
Martyrdoom III, the third annual five-day metal festival at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus, is on day 3 with killer Finnish black metal band Behexen headlining.
Del Close Marathon
It's Upright Citizens Brigade's annual three-day fest with over 420 comedy performances. A $30 wristband gets you into as many as you can muster.
Comedy Night @ Knitting Factory
Big league comedy talent (Chris Rock, Louis CK, etc) show up regularly (and unannounced) for Hannibal's very popular free comedy show at Knitting Factory's front bar. Having had his own Comedy Central special and a featured performer on Broad City, Hannibal himself is getting pretty big league. Get there early.
Mother, Reputante @ Baby's All Right
While he may best known for playing Dan on Gossip Girl, Penn Badgley is also a musician and his band Mother is his current artistic focus. If you like big chorus, radio-friendly pop with no sharp corners, they do it pretty well.
For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.
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