Posted in To Do | music on July 12, 2014

Dinosaur Jr at MHOW in May (more by Caroline Harrison)
Dino Jr

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Dinosaur Jr., Those Darlins, Speedy Ortiz, Nude Beach, Radkey, Viet Cong, Juan Wauters (of The Beets), Mac DeMarco, Re-Tros, Dead Stars @ South Street Seaport (4Knots Music Festival)
It's the annual 4Knots Music Festival with two stages worth of great free music. Setup's a little different this year, with the Main Stage on Pier 16 and the Second Stage being the Front Row stage on Fulton & Front. Bands start at 1 PM.

Ab-Soul, Jarren Benton, YC The Cynic, DJ Meka @ Webster Hall (4Knots After Party)
After 4Knots keep the party going at Webster Hall with Black Hippy's Ab-Soul. He just released his newest album, These Days..., which is pretty expansive and definitely a winner if you're a fan of his other work or his pals Schoolboy Q and Kendrick Lamar.

Mister Saturday Night, Cibo Matto (live), Archie Pelago (live), Gabriel Garzon-Montano, Auntie Flo @ MoMA PS1
The weekly Warm Up series continues in MoMA PS1's outdoor courtyard with another lineup of forward-thinking electronic music. And perhaps the most exciting thing to some is today's live set from the recently reinvigorated Cibo Matto.

Tyvek, Big Ups, Alex G, Pile, "Muscle Car," Guerilla Toss, Ricky Eat Acid, Roomrunner, Emily Reo, Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Flagland, Mannequin Pussy, Baked, Cousin Brian, Flashlight O, Ronald Paris, Trace Mountains @ Secret Project Robot
So many all-day options today. This one's presented by Exploding In Sound and Impose and is made up of mostly-local DIY bands. It wouldn't be uncommon to see a few of these bands at Shea or Silent Barn on any given night in NYC, but to have this many at once is a great time to see some excellent, more under-the-radar music. Plus there's a secret band. Any guesses on who it is?

Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Bambara, Bodyparts @ Palisades
You can also catch Ed Schrader's Music Beat later in the evening at this show. Ed released his new LP, Party Jail, last month via JEFF The Brotherhood's Infinity Cat label. As the title implies the record is a good time, 13 hyperactive tallboys of fuzzbass dancepunk, not a million miles away from Le Tigre or The B-52s. It's a lot of fun.

The Men, Survival, Mercury Rising @ Union Pool
4Knots isn't your only free live indie rock show option. Union Pool's "Summer Thunder" series continues to day with The Men who went from punk to something more complex (and jammier) as they went on. This should be a good one.

Pampers, Watery Love, Doug Gillard, Spectre Folk @ WFMU
WFMU has taken over the ground floor of its building in Jersey City to use as a performance space. They're breaking the place in with a pretty killer bill, featuring Brooklyn's "thug pop" practitioners Pampers, all-around cool dude Doug Gillard and more.

Phish @ Randall's Island
Get your drug rugs on and prepare for 3 days of endless jams on Randall's Island. Day 2 of 3.

Ash Borer, Hell, Vorde, Yellow Eyes @ Saint Vitus
It's a killer bill at Vitus tonight with atmospheric black metallers Ash Borer and their doomy tourmates Hell, plus solid locals Vorde (who should work especially well with Ash Borer) and Yellow Eyes. Ash Borer and Hell do it again at Acheron tomorrow (moved from 538 Johnson).

Beyonce, Jay-Z @ MetLife Stadium
Beyonce and Jay Z may be at very different places in their careers -- Bey just put out her best album while Jay's best material is likely behind him -- but needless to say they've both got tons of A+ tracks (and many to collaborate on). This show will be quite the spectacle. Night 2 of 2.

Anasazi, Goosebumps, La Misma, Nomad, Gowanus Mutant Commandos @ Palisades
If you're into dark, heavy, and wicked fast punk, this show is stacked with killer local bands of that variety. UPDATE: this show was moved from 538 Johnson to Palisades.

Jamaican Queens, Zula, Ronald Paris (Aaron Maine of Porches), Courtship Ritual @ Baby's All Right
Tonight Baby's hosts a pretty good bill of poppy NYC indie bands.

David Wax Museum, River City Extension, Arum Rae, Morningsiders, Pegasus Warning (DJ set) @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar offers weekends of local artisan shopping, gourmet eats, beer and wine, ping pong, black light minigolf and music all under one Greenpoint roof. Tonight's entertainment is headlined by rootsy band David Wax Museum.

Babasonicos, Juana Molina, La Santa Cecilia @ Central Park Summerstage
The Latin Alternative Music Conference continues today with this big free show as part of Summerstage.

Lusine, Lemonade, Chad Valley, Xeno & Oaklander, Yumi Zouma, Heathered Pearls (DJ set) @ MHOW
Cascine Records is home to a lot of effervescent, chilled synthpop. (Does that make them the champagne of labels?) Three of their artists -- UK act Chad Valley, Brooklyn's Lemonade (who just signed with the label after being on True Panther) and New Zealand's Yumi Zouma -- will be participating in a three-city July jaunt dubbed the "Cascine & Friends Tour." Friends in this case is Ghostly Intl who bring Lusine, Xeno & Oaklaner and Heathered Pearls to the table.

The Pendulum Swings, The Tom Jones (feat. Corn Mo), Mary-Go-Round, Joe McGinty's Live Keyboard Karaoke @ Paper Box
The folks behind longtime party Rubulad are presenting this night they're calling "Paradise Fruit Stand" which is a tropical party headlined by The Pendulum Swings (Jason Trachtenberg's non-slideshow band) and also features Joe McGinty's popular Live Keyboard Karaoke (which usually happens at Manhattan Inn).

Kestrels, Adult Dude, Worriers, White Rope @ Shea Stadium
Rock out with Canadian shoegazers Kestrels, NYC indie rockers Adult Dude, and NYC melodic punks Worriers, the current band of Lauren Measure.

Funebrarum, Undergang, Trepanation, Astraes Pestis, Grim Legion @ The Acheron
Good night for metal at Acheron with NJ death metallers Funebrarum, Danish death/grinders Undergang and more.

Rose Windows, High Waisted @ Rough Trade
Portland psych band Rose Windows pack their songs with Summer of Love harmonies, psych-folk style flute, and jangling acoustic guitars. Adding to the mood: visuals by Drippy Eye Productions. Groovy.

San Fermin @ The Surf Lodge
If you happen to be in Montauk this weekend...well lucky you! Today's installment of The Surf Lodge's is the folky/theater group San Fermin.

Alix Perez, FaltyDL, Starkey, Star Eyes, Doctor Jeep, Turrbotax @ Verboten
FaltyDL has a new album coming which he recently released a track from called "Some Jazz Shit" (maybe you can guess what it sounds like). He'll hopefully preview more of it tonight.

Huey Lewis and the News @ Citi Field (Mets post-game show)
While it was never really hip to be square, it does seem like a fun evening to catch Huey Lewis & The News playing in front of Sports fans and sports fans after the Mets game.

Procol Harum @ The Space at Westbury
Best known for "A Whiter Shade of Pale," this current lineup of Procol Harum still features frontman and founding member Gary Brooker.

Yes @ NYCB Theatre at Westbury
The prog rock vets -- which are currently Chris Squire, Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes, and new(ish) vocalist Jon Davison -- play in the round tonight.

TV Ghost, Christines @ Cake Shop
Indiana's dar, postpunky TV Ghost play their second NYC show this week with an opening set from shoegazy Brooklyn band Christines.

A Wilhelm Scream, The Flatliners, A Balance Between, Lost in Society @ Marlin Room at Webster Hall
It's a double dose of melodic punk/hardcore tonight with Massachusetts' A Wilhelm Scream and Canada's The Flatliners.

Baby Dayliner, Sir Jarlsberg @ Mercury Lounge
A vet on the NYC scene, Baby Dayliner is really one of a kind, mixing synthpop, R&B, hiphop and a flair for melodrama. If you're not in his cult, you probably haven't seen him live.

Warped Tour @ Jones Beach
If someone's dragging you to Warped Tour today, well, we feel bad for you. But to make it a little better on yourself, we recommend catching Plague Vendor whose garage punk is far from anything you'd associate with the festival.

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

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Comments (23)

Come on .. Charlie Haden passed away today and you have nothing?! Too busy with the latest on Speedy Oritz, Beyonce or Perfect Pussy? We're talking about one of the most iconic American musicians of the 20th century. His work with Ornette's Quartet will fuck you up ten ways from next week.
And ... zzz.
Nice. Going.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2014 12:33 AM

It seems a baby carrot is larger then the thing I stroke. :(

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2014 12:58 AM

Tommy Ramone RIP

Posted by ME | July 12, 2014 1:02 AM

I fuck babies

Posted by ME | July 12, 2014 1:29 AM

Obviously 1:29 is not ME.
I'm sad for Tommy, 1:29 is a troll.

Posted by ME | July 12, 2014 3:17 AM

The Anasazi/Goosebumps/La Misma/Nomad/GMK benefit show for the Empty Cages Collective is no longer at 538 Johnson Ave, but has been moved to Palisades. It also starts at midnight now.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2014 3:36 AM


Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2014 9:39 AM

Beyonce is the new Kanye West - shitty, easily digestible shit for a) stupid black people and b) stupider white people who want to be like and like the same things as stupid black people to appease some stupid white guilt. It's great music if you want something soulless and you don't have any time in your life to listen to other things, and I get why it's big, but god damn is it awful. At least Beyonce seems cool whereas Kanye is clearly a shmuck.

Posted by It's True | July 12, 2014 9:52 AM

Did 4knots release any set times for this shindig?

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2014 9:54 AM

BV, how did you forget the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival? Raekwon and Jay Electronica not good enough mentioning?

And I dont see how the Ab-Soul show is an after-party for a fest that is all indie, and no hip hop. Seems arbitrary. If they wanted that kind of diversity, they'd be on the main show, but whatever.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2014 11:28 AM

12:33- nobody knows or cares who that is. thats why its not being covered

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2014 11:28 AM

I just want everyone know to know what a fucking idiot i am

Posted by ME | July 12, 2014 11:52 AM

Phish is for phaggots.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2014 12:19 PM

11:28, I feel bad for you.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2014 1:58 PM

To clarify, I feel bad for the 2nd 11:28, who apparently has a shitty attitude towards good music.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2014 1:58 PM

J looks like he should be selling grilled cheese in the Phish lot

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2014 1:59 PM

What? 538 Johnson got an eviction notice cuz all the people who live there aren't receiving rent checks from Mommy and Daddy anymore?

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2014 3:03 PM

J looks like Gandalf from Lord of the Rings

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2014 6:33 PM

Hey there 1:59,

Do you remember that place on the LES that used to sell all kinds of grilled-cheese sandwiches? Oh man, it was so so sooo good! I knew a place like that wouldn't be around for too too long. You know why? Well, it's quite simple, friend. People like yourself move into the city from the flyoverfuckingstates with Mommy's money and 'cause the rents to go through the roof.

Go back home and send us a card from Colorado.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2014 7:52 PM

7:52 moved to NYC from western Pennsylvania in 2008 to go to Hunter College, and he thinks that gives a him a right to be a douche canoe, and to use multiple internet personalities to try to fill his insatiable need for attention. So sad. :(

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2014 8:22 PM

^ quit stroking the tiny dick

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2014 1:55 AM

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Posted by Emery | November 5, 2014 4:20 AM

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