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Jay-Z at Made in America Festival (more by Dana [Distortion] Yavin)

today in NYC
* Baby Soda @ Barbes
* Nass Gnawa @ Zebulon
* Jay-Z @ Barclays Center
* Burlesque Festival @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Judi Silvano Trio @ The Stone
* The Jazz Passengers @ The Stone
* Sam Dickey & Tim Keiper @ Barbes
* Bettye LaVette @ Highline Ballroom
* The Disappointment @ The Rock Shop
* Twin Shadow (DJ Set) @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Todd Barry, Tom Shillue @ Caroline’s
* Arrested Development @ BB King’s Blues Club
* Kuedo, Ango, Babe Rainbow @ Glasslands
* Sick of It All, Ensigh @ Asbury Lanes (NJ)
* Missy Higgins, Butterfly Boucher @ The Bell House
* Obits, Kurt Braunohler @ Wonder Bar (Asbury Park)
* Freshkills, DMTs, Wojcik, Family Photo @ Union Pool
* Splash, Rush Midnight, Rarechild @ Cameo Gallery
* Down, Warbeast, Haarp @ Best Buy Theatre
* French Camp, Sun Ladders, Hiawatha @ The Gutter
* Nova Social, The System, Ice Choir @ Littlefield
* Emanuel And The Fear, Cultfever @ Mercury Lounge
* Two Door Cinema Club @ Central Park Rumsey Playfield
* Har Mar Superstar, Skaters @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
* Talib Kweli, Young Guru (DJ, post-Jay-Z) @ Free Candy
* Steve Earle, Charlie Mars @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (NJ)
* The Convocation, Shining Mirrors, Shadowbox @ Glasslands
* Tony Castles, Backwords, Zula, Ancient Sky @ Delinquency
* Twin Shadow, Niki & The Dove @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Questlove, Talib Kweli, Q-Tip (all DJing) @ The Capitol Theatre
* Kitty Pryde, LOLGURLZ, Schwarz, DJ Unique @ 285 Kent Avenue
* Crocodiles, Alexis and Icewater, Punks On Mars @ Bowery Ballroom
* Rhyton, Sightings, Flown, Prince Rupert’s Drops @ Death By Audio
* The Tony Castles, Backwords, Zula, Ancient Sky @ Delinquency BLVD
* Brothers, The Living Kills, Sundelles @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
* Burlesque Festival afterparty @ The Haven Roof Top at The Sanctuary Hotel
* Advance Base, Jennifer O’Connor, The Pendulum Swings @ Union Hall
* Motive, Computer Magic, Starlight Girls @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* Patti Smith and Jesse Paris Smith “On Warhol’s World” @ Metropolitan Museum of Art
* Night Birds, Sonic Avenues, Marvin Berry and The New Sound, Trepanning @ Cake Shop
* Personality Crisis, Shapes, Large Lady, Meth, Lords of Death, Slothrust @ Shea Stadium
* Trouble and Bass Anniversary Nadastrom, Drop the Lime, Salva, MikeQ + more (@ SRB Brooklyn

The Barclays Center opens tonight with the first of EIGHT Jay-Z shows. Any guesses on surprise guests? Are you going?

Of course, not everybody is happy about Barclays and Big Development in Brooklyn so expect protesters outside, not to mention a free screening of documentary Battle for Brooklyn that screens at Dean Street Playground Ball Field at 8 PM, a mere half block from the arena.

Jay-Z’s DJ, Young Guru, and Talib Kweli will be DJing at Free Candy (905 Atlantic Ave) after the Barclays show tonight. Talib, who’s on at midnight, will also be DJing earlier at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester with Questlove and Q-Tip for the “Soul Planetarium” party that’s happening there.

Arrested Development are celebrating the 20th Anniversary of their debut album, 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of, at BB King’s tonight by playing it front-to-back. Tickets are still available and there are a couple classic videos from that album below.

Twin Shadow plays Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight with Niki & the Dove, while his former bassist Russ Manning performs at Rush Midnight at Cameo right down N. 6th St. with Splash and Rarechild (tix). Then later tonight, Twin Shadow will DJ his own afterparty at Brooklyn Bowl which is free entry with your MHOW ticket or $8 without.

Tonight Patti Smith will be discussing Andy Warhol at the Met as part of the museum’s Regarding Warhol exhibition which just opened. It’s sold out but you can stream audio from the talk live at 7 PM.

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