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What’s going on Sunday? (Breaking Bad, Literature, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Shuggie Otis, Hyetal & more)

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

Literature @ South Street Seaport’s Front/Row stage (FREE)
One of the most fun bands at the 2013 NYC Popfest, Philly (via Texas) band Literature play a manic brand of janglepop, with tons of energy live. This show is part of the Sound Bites Series that’s booked by BV’s Bill Pearis (he DJs before the show too). 3 PM, free.

Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ @ Mercury Lounge
This gritty Southern rock band got its start on college radio but broke into the big(ger) time with their 1991 album, Fly Me Courageous. Though that was their pinnacle, commercially, the band have kept at it, including a series of psych-tinged EPs last year.

Beasts of the Southern Wild w/ live score @ Prospect Park
Postponed from Thursday rain, this Celebrate Brooklyn! show screens last year’s celebrated drama with a live score from Dan Romer, Benh Zeitlin & The Wordless Music Orchestra. 7 PM, free.

Shuggie Otis, Jose James, Hiatus Kaiyote @ Central Park Summerstage
It’s a lovely night, who wouldn’t want ’70s cult soul icon Shuggie Otis perform classics like “Strawberry Letter 23″ and “Aht Uh Mi Hed” for free in Central Park? Quality support comes from Jose James and Hiatus Kaiyote too.

Hyetal, Lemonade, 2 Chenz, Van Rivers, and more (all DJ sets) @ Playland Motel
True Panther is throwing this dance party on Rockaway Beach tonight with a few of their artists, and they’re promising “some very very special guests” too. Goes from 4PM to 2 AM.

The Do-Over @ Beekman Beer Garden
Aloe Blacc, Haycock, and Strong are bringing their LA party “The Do-Over” to NYC again tonight.

Breaking Bad Final Season premiere
Of course for a lot of people, the only show they’re going to is on AMC at 9 PM — the return of Breaking Bad. Only eight episodes left and they’re sure to be gut-wrenchingly tense. Have a bottle of Tums handy. If you don’t have cable there are bars — like Videology in Williamsburg — showing it live too.

There’s not too much going on tonight, but if you do feel like going out, maybe it’s a good night to check out a new place like Park Slope’s Barbes, which hosts Sarah King (7 PM) and Honeyfingers (9 PM) tonight, or John Zorn’s East Village club The Stone, which hosts its John Zorn Improv Night tonight with Zorn, Ken Thomson, Ikue Mori, and more.

There’s also good weekly comedy tonight, like ASSSSCAT 3000 @ UCB and Hannibal Buress at Knitting Factory.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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