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Beach House @ Summerstarge 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Beach House

Mudslides at Governors Ball today (via @BrooklynVegan instagram)
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today in NYC
* Ellis Paul @ Joe’s Pub
* Spanglish Fly @ Barbes
* Opera On Tap @ Barbes
* Rob Delaney @ Caroline’s
* The Knocks (DJ) @ Lil Charlie’s
* Ben Greenberg (of Zs) @ Roulette
* Polica, Solid Gold @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Sylvie Courvoisier Trio @ The Stone
* Willie Nelson @ Theatre at Westbury
* Dinosaur Jr., Reignwolf @ Irving Plaza
* Bruce Levingston @ Open Road Rooftop
* MNDSGN, ELOS, Ahnu, VHVL @ 285 Kent
* DJ Britt Daniel (of Spoon) @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Oblivians, Ex-Cult @ Beekman Beer Garden
* The Remains, The A-Bones @ The Bell House
* Half Moon Run, Young Unknowns @ Glasslands
* Pure Bathing Culture, Monogold @ Mercury Lounge
* Terrence Parker, Free Magic, Faso @ Cameo Gallery
* Attic Ends, Camden, Bedroom Eyes @ Cameo Gallery
* Japandroids, Crocodiles @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Queens of the Stone Age @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple
* Hey Champ, Gemini Club, Friendly Greg @ Glasslands
* Dead Stars, Radical Dads, Heaven @ The Grand Victory
* Old Crow Medicine Show, Jonny Fritz @ Capitol Theatre
* The Olms (Pete Yorn & J.D. King) @ Housing Works Cafe
* Lovely Bad Things, Wyatt Blair, Primes @ Death By Audio
* Windhand, Kings Destroy, Clamfight, Belus @ Saint Vitus Bar
* Doveman, Paul Noonan, Trixie Whitley @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Porches, Summer People, Lost Boy?, Heeney @ Shea Stadium
* Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Kidnap Kid @ Webster Hall
* NatNaiel, Julius Myth, All Natural, Kassa, Rav P. @ Mercury Lounge
* Tiger Dare, Ann Pragg, Chains of Love, Such Hounds @ Cake Shop
* Q-Tip (DJ), Nickodemus (DJ), DJ Eleven @ Museum of Natural History
* Oh No! and the Tiger Pit, Morningbell, Olivia Mancini, 56 K @ Union Hall
* Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band @ Summersplash Concert Cruise
* LODRO, Life Size Maps, The Vandelles, Young Boys, Spires @ Secret Loft
* Janeane Garofalo, Todd Barry, Christian Finnegan @ Eastville Comedy Club
* Rain Machine, Christy & Emily, Kate Eastburn, David First @ Bowery Electric
* Spirit Family Reunion, The National Reserve, Last Good Tooth @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Liah Alonso, Luke Rathborne, Coon Doggin Outlaws, Adam Karol, Bonaparte, Surf Wax America, Wolff and Tuba @ Pianos
* Governors Island w Kings of Leon, Pretty Lights, Beach House, Feist, Local Natives, Of Monsters and Men, Young The Giant, Erykah Badu, Crystal Castles, Best Coast, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Dinosaur Jr., Holy Ghost!, Polica, St. Lucia, The Knocks, MS MR, Solid Gold, Reignwolf, Bear Mountain, Pacific Air, Swear and Shake @ Randall’s Island

What may end up being a very major NYC music festival, Governors Ball, begins today with sets from Beach House, Feist, Dinosaur Jr., Polica and more. It’s looking like rain all day, but the fest is 100% rain or shine so bring a poncho. If you’re going today, how are you getting there?

Governors Ball also has a number of official afterparties. There’s some great ones tonight, including Japandroids/Crocodiles, Dinosaur Jr., and Polica.

Even without Governors Ball and its afterparties, there are lots of show options. Kyp Malone’s solo project, Rain Machine (very appropriate today), plays The Bowery Electric tonight with Christy & Emily, Katie Eastburn, and David First. Advance tickets are still available.

After saying hi to David Letterman and going crate-digging, Queens of the Stone Age will play a sold-out Brooklyn Masonic Temple. Did you manage to snag tickets?

It may be cold and rainy, but the glowing tubes in the amps at Saint Vitus tonight will be warm. New Relapse signees Windhand team with Kings Destroy (their record release party), Clamfight and Belus as part of an InvisibleOranges event and a larger Windhand tour. Tickets are still available.

If you’re looking for something to do after work, there’s a Memphis punk double-threat happening at the the Seaport Music Festival with legends The Oblivians and upstarts Ex Cult. The rain moved the event down the street to the Beekman Beer Garden (under their giant tented area). Still free but Beekman is 18+. Sorry, minors!

Fans of ’90s style indie rock? Grand Victory in Williamsburg has a pretty killer local line-up of Dead Stars, Radical Dads and Heaven.

Looking to catch potential Next Big Things? LODRO, Spires, Life Size Maps, The Vandelles and Young Boys. are playing at 247 N. 10th St (at Frost). That’s a pretty good line-up.

While Of Monsters and Men cause the Governors Ball masses to sway in the rain, their tourmates, Montreal’s talented Half Moon Run, will be performing at Glasslands.

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Broken Social Scene are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their landmark LP, You Forgot it in People, and snuck down to NYC to play Late Night with Jimmy Fallon with their sometimes vocalist Feist (who plays Governors Ball) in tow. They did “Almost Crimes” on the show and then did “7/4 Shoreline” as a web exclusive. Watch them both below.

Meanwhile, Park & Recreation costars Adam Scott and Amy Pohler collaborated on “The Greatest Event in Television History”: a shot-for-shot recreation of the opening credits of ’80s mystery-adventure series, Hart to Hart. And you can watch that (and a making-of doc) below too.

Check out our new NYC shows calendar.

What else?

Broken Social Scene, featuring Feist, performs “Almost Crimes” on Late Night

Broken Social Scene, featuring Feist, performs “7/4 Shoreline” on Late Night

The Greatest Event in Television History: Hart to Hart

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