AMI2’s annual Libera Awards ceremony goes down at NYC's Playstation Theater on June 21 and this year's performers are Aimee Mann, The Dap-Kings (who will be joined by Lee Fields and pay tribute to the late Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley), Sam Outlaw, Funky 4 + 1 and Raul Midon (tickets).

In addition to playing Pitchfork's Northside showcase, Philly noise punks Empath have a NYC show on July 11 at Trans-Pecos (tickets).

Speaking of Northside, Double Double Whammy announced a Northside day party (co-presented with GRLMIC and Terrorbird) happening at Baby's All Right on June 9 with Sidney Gish, Free Cake For Every Creature, Orion Sun, Yowler, GABI and Michelle Blades (tickets). Sidney Gish also opens part of the Camp Cope/Petal tour, including the Asbury Park and NYC shows.

Tickets for the J Cole show at MSG go on AmEx presale at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Iron & Wine show at The Paramount go on Live Nation, Music Geeks and venue presales at 10 AM (passwords = PULSE and MUSICGEEKS).

Tickets for Jack Antonoff's Shadow of the City festival in Asbury Park with Julien Baker, Turnover, Beach Slang, Clams Casino, Forth Wanderers and more goes on Live Nation, Music Geeks, and venue presales at 10 AM (passwords = PLAYLIST, MUSICGEEKS).

Tickets for the First Aid Kit and Julia Jacklin show at Brooklyn Steel go on Spotify and AmEx presales at noon.

Tickets for the Tacocat show at Rough Trade go on AmEx presale at noon.

Tickets for the Shakey Graves show at Terminal 5 go on Spotify and AmEx presales at 10 AM and noon, respectively. His Brooklyn Steel show is sold out.

Tickets for the Ty Segall solo acoustic show at Warsaw goes on sale at noon.

BROOKLYNVEGAN PRESENTS
5/22: The New Trust at Alphaville (tickets)
6/9: BrooklynVegan Northside Showcase with Protomartyr, Deerhoof and more tba at Elsewhere (tickets)
10/27: Mercury Rev at Music Hall of Williamsburg, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Deserter's Songs (tickets)

CONTESTS
Enter to win tickets to:
5/18: Andrew W.K. at Irving Plaza
5/30: Dirty Projectors at Public Arts
6/1-6/3: Governors Ball
6/1: Cut Copy at Brooklyn Bowl
6/1: Japandroids at Elsewhere
6/2: The Menzingers at Knitting Factory
6/2: Margo Price at Brooklyn Bowl
6/6-6/10: Northside Festival
6/7-6/10: Bonnaroo
6/12: of Montreal at Le Poisson Rouge
6/13: The Decemberists and M. Ward at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival
6/14-6/17: Firefly Festival
6/14: Woods at Brooklyn Bowl
6/15: Grizzly Bear at Wellmont Theatre
6/19: Blonde Redhead at Le Poisson Rouge
9/8: Mac DeMarco at Central Park Summerstage

SOME UPCOMING SHOWS AT FOREST HILLS STADIUM:
6/8: Belle & Sebastian, Perfume Genius, and Frankie Cosmos (tickets are on sale, and you can also enter to win tickets)
6/9: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, The Head and The Heart, and Hiss Golden Messenger (tickets are on sale, and you can also enter to win tickets)
6/15: alt-J (in surround sound) and Kamasi Washington (tickets are on sale, and you can also enter to win tickets)
9/8: Jamiroquai (tickets)
9/15: David Byrne and Tune-Yards (tickets)
9/29-9/30: The National presents There's No Leaving New York with Future Islands, Jason Isbell, Cat Power, Phoebe Bridgers, U.S. Girls, Bully and more. (single day tickets are on sale, and you can enter to win two day passes).

SOME UPCOMING COMEDY:
6/2: Anthony Jeselnik @ Wellmont Theater (tickets)
6/25: Kathy Griffin @ Radio City Music Hall (tickets)

SOME UPCOMING SHOWS at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival:
6/13: The Decemberists and M. Ward (tickets)
6/20: Grizzly Bear and Spoon (tickets)
7/25: Courtney Barnett, Julien Baker, and Vagabon (tickets)

SOME UPCOMING SHOWS at Stone Pony Summer Stage:
6/1: Primus & Mastodon (tickets)
6/15: Fitz & The Tantrums (tickets)
8/3: Boy George & Culture Club (tickets)
8/4: The Bouncing Souls, Against Me! & Titus Andronicus (tickets)
8/14: Band of Horses (tickets)

SOME UPCOMING SHOWS at Brooklyn Steel:
5/15: Wye Oak (tickets)
5/24: Rostam (tickets)
5/25: Mount Kimbie (tickets)
5/30: Hop Along (tickets)
6/6: Amadou & Miriam (tickets)
6/7: Gomez (tickets)
6/9: Eels (tickets)
6/19-6/20: Dr. Dog (tickets)
6/23: Amen Dunes (tickets)
7/24: Deafheaven (tickets)
7/26-7/27: Sleep (tickets)

MORE UPCOMING SHOWS

Le Poisson Rouge celebrates their tenth anniversary with LPR X, which includes:
6/19: Blonde Redhead (tickets)
8/17: Pere Ubu (tickets)

Red Bull Music Festival returns to NYC in May, including:
Tristan Perish: Drift Multiply 5/9 (tickets)
Fever Ray's first US shows in eight years 5/12 (sold out) - 5/13 (tickets)

David Lynch's Festival of Disruption comes to NYC for the first time 5/19-5/20 with live music from Angel Olsen (solo), Animal Collective, Flying Lotus (DJ set), Jon Hopkins, Jim James (solo), Au Revoir Simone, and Rebekah Del Rio; talks and screenings from David Lynch himself (Rare Short Films), Isabella Rossellini (Blue Velvet), and Gregory Crewsdon (There But Not There); art exhibits, and meditation. (tickets)

Primus and Mastodon play Stone Pony Summer Stage 6/1 & Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk 6/3 (tickets)

Lauryn Hill celebrates the 20th anniversary of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill on tour this summer including two NYC-area shows: 7/15 at Northwell Health at Jones Beach & 8/8 at PNC Bank Arts Center (tickets)

Mac DeMarco plays Central Park SummerStage 9/8 (tickets) and Philly's Skyline Stage at the Mann 9/4 (tickets

Willie Nelson's Outlaw Music Festival returns this summer, including dates at BB&T Pavilion 9/15 (tickets), PNC Bank Arts Center 9/16 (tickets) & Saratoga Springs Performing Arts Center 9/23 (tickets)

Jawbreaker play two beach towns in September: Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk 9/14 and Asbury Park's Stone Pony Summer Stage 9/15 (tickets)

The The are playing their first US shows in 18 years on their "Comeback Special" tour, including two in NYC: Brooklyn Steel 9/16 & Beacon Theatre 9/17 (tickets).

Rufus Wainwright celebrates the 20th anniversary of his self-titled debut album at Beacon Theatre 12/4, playing songs from it and 2001's Poses (tickets).

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds play Barclays Center 10/26 (tickets)

Garbage celebrate the 20th anniversary of Version 2.0 on tour, including Kings Theatre 10/27 (tickets)

Ghost play Barclays Center 12/15 (tickets)

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