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What’s going on Saturday? (Camera Obscura, Rioux, Flamin’ Groovies, Beverly, Monkey: Journey to the West & more)

Camera Obscura @ Grand Ballroom, 2010 (more by Jessica Amaya)
Camera Obscura

Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows. Here are some highlights…

Frankie Rose Beverly @ Brooklyn Museum
Frankie’s third album, Herin Wild, is reportedly in the can and will be out this fall. Let’s hope she plays some of the new material tonight. This show is free with museum admission. UPDATE: Due to a “bummer situation,” Frankie Rose won’t be playing a solo set at Brooklyn Museum Today. HOWEVER, she will be playing with her other group, Beverly, with whom she plays drums.

Monkey: Journey to the West @ Lincoln Center
Damon Albarn, Chen Shi-Zheng, and Jamie Hewlett’s musical take on one of China’s most famous tales features acrobats, martial arts, and an array of contortionists. It makes its NYC debut tonight. Tickets are still available.

James Chance & The Contortions, Sal P (Liquid Liquid), R. Stevie Moore, Endless Boogie @ Le Poisson Rouge
Le Poisson Rouge hosts a great diverse bill tonight with sets from no wave legend James Chance, Liquid Liquid member Sal P, lo-fi godfather R. Stevie Moore, and bluesy rockers Endless Boogie.

Uncle Bad Touch @ Cake Shop
While members of Uncle Bad Touch used to be in Priestess, don’t expect over-the-top riff rock. It’s still riffy, but these Canadians are a little more in the blues-garage mold. Also on the bill: Denver’s Sauna (who’ve released records on Burger) and Don’t.

She & Him, Camera Obscura @ Central Park Summerstage
She & Him (aka Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward) released their third album this year via Merge, and tonight they bring their tour to NYC for their first of two Central Park Summerstage shows. Glasgow indie pop vets Camera Obscura open both shows.

Camera Obscura (DJ Set) @ Ace Hotel
After their Summerstage set, Camera Obscura will head over to DJ the Ace Hotel’s lobby. 10 PM, Free.

Escort (DJs), Body Language (DJ set) @ Glasslands
Brooklyn’s many-membered disco orchestra Escort play live hometown shows a lot (like their recently announced Bowery Ballroom show), but tonight they’ll be taking to the boards to DJ a Lazerpop party at Glasslands with fellow locals Body Language and Friendly Greg.

vintage Flamin’ Groovies

Flamin’ Groovies @ Bowery Ballroom
This is the first tour for the powerpop legends to feature guitarist Chris Wilson since 1981. Shake some action and check em’ out. Paul Collins Beat, a well-matched opener, makes for a great double bill. Tickets are still available.

The Feelies @ Maxwell’s
It’s the final night of Hoboken indie rock legends playing at the soon-to-close legendary Hoboken indie rock haven. Like the two previous night, it’s sold-out.

The Martinez Brothers, Kim Ann Foxman (DJ Set), DJ QU, Anthony Naples @ MoMa PS1
Warm Up continues today (doors at noon, 3 PM start) in the courtyard of MoMA PS1 with a house-oriented, local-ish bill.

Arthur’s Landing, The Martinez Brothers, Kim Ann Foxman & more @ Output
After Warm Up, head to Output to keep the party going with The Martinez Brothers and Kim Ann Foxman (of Hercules and Love Affair), who will have just wrapped up Warm Up sets, along with Arthur Russell tribute band Arthur’s Landing, who are made up entirely of Arthur’s past collaborators.

Hot Natured, Jamie Jones, Lee Foss, Infinity Ink @ Terminal 5
The Warm Up and Output shows are pretty forward thinking and lower key, but for a more in-your-face immediate night of house music, you can head to Terminal 5 where the “supergroup” Hot Natured, will be doing a set of their poppy take on the genre, along with opening sets by each member.

Rioux, Kuhrye-oo, Kuxxan Suum @ Glasslands
For even more dance music, Brooklyn producer Rioux makes psychedelic electronic music that may not as much as much of a hop in your step as the three previous shows, but will certainly get your mind moving. Stream two of his recent tracks below, and if you like what you hear, check him out at Glasslands tonight.

Theophilus London, Les Nubians, Abaraki @ Prospect Park Bandshell (Celebrate Brooklyn)
This summer’s free Celebrate Brooklyn shows continue today with sets from pop rapper Theophilus London, afro-soul duo Les Nubians, and Abaraki.

Wolf Eyes, Hubble, Foreplay, Soren @ Saint Vitus Bar
If Saint Vitus doing some remodling? No that’s Detroit noise crew Wolf Eyes making a din. Dig into the dirge: tickets are still available.

Gigawatts Fest @ Silent Barn
Brooklyn DIY zine One Point Twenty One Gigawatts continues its two-day one year anniversary celebration tonight, featuring 10 worthy local acts. Day 2 has Heaven’s Gate, Dead Stars, Grand Resort and more. Fun starts at 5 PM.

The Rascals @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Somewhere between a rock concert and a Broadway show, “The Rascals: Once Upon a Dream” tells the story of the band through their music. The show was written, produced and directed by their #1 fan, “Little” Steven Van Zandt with visuals from acclaimed lighting designer Marshall Brickman. Tickets are still available.

10,000 Maniacs @ City Winery
As we said on Friday, these jangle pop vets have been without their original singer, Natalie Merchant, and guitarist (Robert Buck, who died in 2000) for years now. But they continue to play, and you can catch them tonight at City Winery, playing their second of two release shows for Music from the Motion Picture, their first new album in 14 years.

Cayucas @ The Surf Lodge
If you’re celebrating your 4th of July weekend in the Hamptons, it might be worth stopping by The Surf Lodge to catch this free show by pop strivers Cayucas.

Naam, Blackout, Kayo Dot @ The Studio @ Webster Hall
There was a time when you could hold your breath in between Naam performances. Those times are long gone now with the band taking to Europe heavily, but the US is still in their thoughts. Naam kicks off their North American tour tonight, joined by Blackout and Kayo Dot. Catch them now or in August, but Don’t miss both… they might not be back for a while. You’ve been warned.

BV writer Bill Pearis will be DJing at South Street Seaport before a free outdoor screening of classic 1979 coming-of-age film, Breaking Away. Bill will spin tunes from 4 PM and the movie starts at 8 PM.

For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our full NYC show calendar.


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