4th of July Dogs 2015

Happy Fourth of July! Pleaser check out our guide to holiday events and fireworks, and you can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of today and tonight's shows. Meanwhile, here are some highlights...

Swirlies, Krill, Advaeta @ Silent Barn
Veteran shoegaze act Swirlies play their first of two NYC shows this weekend. This one is especially enticing as they're playing their 1993 album, Blonder Tongue Audio Baton in its entirety for "(probably) the first time and (maybe) the last time ever."

Kool A.D., Cities Aviv, Yung Gutted @ Aviv
If your idea of celebrating America's independence involves seeing left-field rappers, Aviv is the place for you to be tonight.

Festival of Independance w/ Freedy Johnston, Prince Rama, Salt Cathedral, more @ South Street Seaport
South Street Seaport hosts a wide variety of musical acts across three stages at this all-day music fest. Singer-songwriter Freedy Johnston and new age / space age duo Prince Rama are highlights. The Seaport's also a good place to watch the Macy's fireworks extravaganza.

Summer Thunder w/ Joe Bataan @ Union Pool
It's the Independence Day edition of Union Pool's free summer series, today's headlined by Latin Soul great and Summer Thunder vet Joe Bataan. Festivities start around 2 PM with band going on just a little later.

Warm Up w/ Nicky Siano, Virgo Four, Cut Copy DJs, Galcher Lustwerk b2b DJ Richard, and Bobbito Garcia aka Kool Bob Love @ MoMA Ps1
The Warm Up series continues, bringing another full day of forward thinking electronic music to MoMA PS1's outdoor courtyard.

Crazy and The Brains, Toby Goodshank, Little Cobweb, The Ben Pagano Band, Preston Spurlock @ Palisades
If you like classic '70s-style punk, but have thought to yourself "needs more xylophone," you're not alone. The members of Crazy & the Brains had this same thought, and they deliver their xylophone-filled punk in a way that sounds a lot better live than it does on paper.

Living Colour @ Commodore Barry Park (International African Arts Festival)
The International African Arts Festival began Thursday and runs through Sunday. Today's the third day, and features alt-metal vets Living Colour headlining. Admission is a suggested donation of $5 (or $2 for children).

Chromeo @ Surf Lodge
If you're out in Montauk for the holiday weekend, The Surf Lodge seems to be a cool place to catch popular bands playing very intimate shows. For example, tonight it's Montreal's dancepop duo Chromeo who last summer headlined SummerStage in Central Park.

The Grateful Dead's Chicago shows are this weekend, and there are a few places you can watch the simulcast in the NYC-area.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.


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