photo: Kendrick Lamar at Sweetlife Fest last week (more by Mmi Hong)
Kendrick Lamar

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Governors Ball
It's the final day of annual NYC festival Governors Ball on Randall's Island, and today's lineup has a bunch of sets worth catching: The Black Keys, Lana Del Rey, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Tame Impala, Hot Chip, The War on Drugs, Weird Al, Flying Lotus and more.

Hot 97 Summer Jam
Hot 97's annual NYC-area hip hop festival at MetLife Stadium happens today with a great lineup of Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean, Joey Bada$$, Travi$ Scott, Meek Mill, Ty Dolla $ign, and more.

Flying Lotus (DJ Set) @ Le Poisson Rouge
After his GovBall set today, Flying Lotus will head to LPR for a late-night aftershow which he'll be DJing.

The Body & special guest collaborators (TBA), Sophia and Karjalan Sissit combined set, Svartsinn, Northaunt, Havan, Funerary @ Trans-Pecos (Apex Fest)
It's day 3 of experimental/metal/electronic NYC festival Apex Fest, and this one's headlined by sludge/drone duo The Body.

Cheap Girls, Young Statues, Young and Heartless, Soda Bomb @ Riis Park Beach Bazaar
It's another weekend of free daytime shows at new Rockaway Beach spot Riis Park Beach Bazaar. This one's headlined by the Smoking Popes/Lemonheads-inspired Cheap Girls.

The Flaming Lips @ Montauk Surf Lodge
How the Flaming Lips are going to fit all their confetti cannons, balloons, bubbles and furry entourage onto Montauk Surf Lodge's small stage should be interesting to witness. It's a free show, and arriving early for this one seems like a good idea.

Shamir @ Rough Trade (2 PM)
Shamir's upcoming Bowery Ballroom show is sold out but you can hit this free matinee today. He's performing acoustic (which should be interesting for a dance-pop artist) and it's all-ages.

Crocodiles, Dirty Fences, Shark Week @ Mercury Lounge
Crocodiles, who are wrapping up their tour with Shark Week, recently released new album, Boys,  which finds them staying the course with their post-VU fuzzpop which, if not groundbreaking, always sounds right and is a lot fun live.

Calexico, Gaby Moreno @ Bowery Ballroom
Long-running Southwest band Calexico released their eighth album, Edge of the Sun, earlier this year which features guest appearances from Neko Case, Iron & Wine main man Sam Beam, Band of Horses frontman Ben Bridwell, DeVotchka frontman Nick Urata, and more. The band's expansive instrumental power is best heard live, mind you.

Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, Hollis Brown, Damien Escobar @ Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
They're celebrating the 75th and 50th anniversaries of the NYC World's Fairs with an all-day festival at this iconic NYC park (the one with the Men In Black UFO towers and globe you can see when flying into Laguardia). Charles Bradley highlights the free music, and he's on at 4 PM

Sunflower Bean, Such Hounds, Tournament, Desert Sharks, Revel In Dimes, Strange Majik, Special Guest, Young Tides, Carbon Mirage @ Color Me Bushwick
The third-annual Color Me Bushwick Music and Hair (seriously) festival goes down at Bushwick salon Pickthorn, and today's all-day lineup is pretty good, with sets from

Nana Grizol, Certain Spiders, Shark Shark, Family Bike @ Shea Stadium
Eccentric folk collective Nana Grizol are on tour now, and they return to Brooklyn night for this all ages DIY show.

Jucifer, Vaporizer, Family @ Acheron
Sludge duo Jucifer tour pretty much all the time, and they do it backed by a huge stack of speakers. That wall of noise returns to NYC tonight.

Max's Kansas City 50th Anniversary Reunion @ Bowery Electric
Legendary now-closed NYC punk venue Max's Kansas City continues its 50th anniversary celebration tonight at the current home of many '70s-era NYC punks, Bowery Electric. Tonight's the final night and the lineup includes Nelson Slater, Prima Donna, The Rattlers, 4 on the Floor, Deborah Front, Hipp Pipps, The Flashcubs, MC Jimi Lalumia, DJ Twig the Wonder Kid, and a cameo by Penny Arcade.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

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