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Andrew Bird in Chicago in 2013 (more by James Richards IV)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Andrew Bird (and The Hands of Glory), Luke Temple @ Central Park Summerstage
ndrew Bird's new band The Hands of Glory is an old timey acoustic configuration featuring Tift Merritt, Alan Hampton, Bowl of Fire alumnus Kevin O'Donnell, and Eric Heywood on pedal steel. Should make for a lovely evening under the stars. Free!
Crosby, Stills and Nash @ Beacon Theatre
One of the most distinctive harmony styles in rock music, David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash's music has endured for over 40 years. This is the first of three nights at the Beacon.
Kitten, Kitty, Tempers @ Highline Ballroom
LA rock band Kitten headline this weirdly diverse bill, but we're mostly excited about the similarly named rapper Kitty who is always entertaining and goth duo Tempers. Like we said, this is a weird bill.
Mandolin Orange @ City Winery (Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival)
Mandolin Orange make old-timey folk, country and bluegrass that's unpolished and generally favoring sad songs. This is the first of two NYC shows they currently have scheduled (the other is in October) and it's a free, early one (5 PM).
Snoop Dogg, No Wahala DJs @ The Space at Westbury
Regardless of your thoughts on Snoop Dogg's recent name change to Snoop Lion and new reggae direction, it's undeniable that he's put out some of best rap of the golden era and plenty of unstoppable hits since then too. Plus, his live shows are always a great time. Tonight's his first of two NYC-area shows this week.
Mutant Supremacy, Boddicker, Nuclear Hellfrost, Creeping Dose @ The Acheron
Two Indiana metal/punk bands, Boddicker and Nuclear Hellfrost, are currently on the road together and today they hit the Acheron with solid likeminded locals Mutant Supremacy and Creeping Dose.
Bad Brains Live at CBGBs @ Nitehawk Cinema
This concert doc, which has been on DVD for some time, screens tonight with a post-screening Q&A with Darryl Jenifer from the Bad Brains and Sacha Jenkins.
Washer, Doubting Thomas Cruise Control, Abhay Singh & Friends, Swamp Babies @ Palisades
Tonight's a good chance to check out new-ish Bushwick venue Palisades if you haven't yet with this solid night of indie rock and other eccentric sounds.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.
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