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Andrew WK at Webster Hall, April 2012 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)

today in NYC
* Floanne @ Joe’s Pub
* The Quavers @ Barbes
* Elikah @ Joe’s Pub
* Tom Morello @ City Winery
* Wussy, Diehard @ Union Hall
* Las Rubias Del Norte @ Barbes
* Saint Motel, Races @ Glasslands
* IDentity Festival @ Jones Beach
* Lyle Lovett @ The Wellmont Theatre
* Kat Edmonson @ Stuyvesant Town Oval
* Charli XCX, St. Lucia @ Bowery Ballroom
* Ginuwine @ BB King Blues Club and Grill
* Slick Rick, Biz Markie @ Gramercy Theatre
* Catalpa NYC Music Festival @ Randall’s Island
* Caveman, Skaters, The Denzels @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Vijay Iyer, Geri Allen, Graham Haynes @ The Stone
* The Soft Pack, The Babies, The Browns @ Union Pool
* Gary Clark Jr., Givers @ Central Park Summerstage
* Julian Lynch, Ducktails, Ian Drennan, PAK @ 285 Kent Ave
* Nicky Da B, DJ Rusty Lazer, Onra (DJ set) @ Brooklyn Bowl
* A Black Tie Affair, The Love , The Morrow @ The Rock Shop
* Wishes & Thieves, Gun Party, Dead Mellotron, Vyie @ Pianos
* Joe Cocker, Huey Lewis & the News @ PNC Bank Arts Center
* ‘The Muppet Movie’ w/ Loser’s Lounge Singalong @ Prospect Park
* California X, Cop Hugger, Early Flight Home, X by V @ ABC No Rio
* Heirloom, The Insides, The Shakes, Lovesick Nomads @ XPO 929
* Com Truise (DJ set), Chrome Canyon, Airbird (DJ set) @ Glasslands
* The Mayor of Bad News, Such Hounds, Makeout Room @ Cake Shop
* Stew & The Negro Problem, Just A Band @ Weeksville Heritage Center
* The Gay Blades, The Click Clack Boom, Cold Fronts @ Mercury Lounge
* MJ Cole, SINKANE, DJ Spoko, Slava, Van Rivers (Warm Up) @ MoMA PS1
* Incorporated Village of Ghost, Roof Doctor, Flagland, Ritz Riot @ The Paper Box
* Vandana Jain, Phoebe Jean & The Air Force, House of Blondes @ Cameo Gallery
* Howlin Rain, The Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound, Birdcloud @ Knitting Factory
* Jangula, Eula, Big Nils, Wydyde, Honey, Celestial Shore, Harvey Eyeballs @ Big Mouth
* The Rub: 10 Years w/ Eleven & Ayres, Just Blaze, The Gaff @ The Bell House Frontier Room
* Shapes, Beach Day, Ghost Pal, Humbert Humbert, Sharpless (Personality Crisis) @ Shea Stadium
* Strapping Fieldhands, Escape By Ostrich, Harpoon Forever, Aaron Rosenblum @ Ding Dong Lounge
* Doomsday Student, Tinsel Teeth, Unstoppable Death Machines, Neon Windbreaker @ Death By Audio
* Engorged, Nocturnal Fear, Mausoleum, Abazgorath, Extermination Angel, Grim Legion, Bone Ritual @ The Acheron
* Black Marble, Honeydrum, Black Jeans, Lingerie, Spirit Guide (DJ set), NVR MND (DJ set) @ Big Snow Buffalo Lodge
* Amen Dunes, Kel Valhaal, Diamond Terrifier, Psychic Reality, Dome Theater, Das Racist DJ set @ The Maze at Secret Project Robot
* Andrew W.K., HEEMS of Das Racist, Naam, Wild Yaks, Gang Signs, MC Todd, Tournament, Natural Child, Your Youth, IYEZ, Silicon Sisters, Cookies @ Bushwick Block Party
* Bambara, Osekre and the Lucky Bastards, Murals, Gunfight!, Roadside Graves, Dust Engineers, Lost Boy?, Red Bedlam @ Delinquency

The Catalpa Music Festival starts today, with performances by The Black Keys, TV on the Radio and more. Why yes, you can still get tickets.

Today is also the free Roberta’s Bushwick Block Party with Andrew WK, the Turbofruits, Heems, free pizza, a bunch more bands and more. Noon – midnight. Sure to be a scene.

There’s also the MoMA PS1 Warm Up with MJ Cole, SINKANE, Slava and more.

The weather forecast for the next, oh, five days or so looks pretty wet, but rain today is not supposed to hit till 5PM or so.

If you’re looking for an indoor festival, the Breakout Sessions Music Fest is happening at Delinquency in Williamsburg. It starts at 3PM and features Grand Rapids, The Yellow Dogs, recently-profiled-by-us Louisville, KY band Murals, and many more. Not free ($12), but there’s free Brooklyn Brewery beer from 3 – 5PM and then again from 9 – 11PM.

Or, you could just stay home and watch the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat that is the 2012 London Olympics.

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Speaking of the London Olympics, did you watch the nutty, Danny Boyle-directed opening ceremony with Kenneth Brannagh doing Shakespeare, Mary Poppins, a 50-ft tall Voldemort, Mr Bean, James Bond, a parachuting Queen Elizabeth II, and nearly every British pop culture icon short of giant fish n’ chips balloons and a Benny Hill chase scene set to “Yackety Sax”? Nuts. (And awesome.) Oh, and performances from Paul McCartney, the guy from Two Door Cinema Club… and the Artctic Monkeys performed a straightforward cover of The Beatles’ “Come Together.” No video of that we could find, but you can stream their performance below.

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Arctic Monkeys – “Come Together” at 2012 London Olympics

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