David Byrne dancers @ Wellmont Theater last week (more by Tim Griffin)
David Byrne dancers

tonight in NYC
* DANCE
* Les Paul @ Iridium
* Stars Like Fleas @ MoMA
* Burlesque @ Public Assembly
* Mat Menari, Benefit Band @ The Stone
* Gabriel Kahane @ Rockwood Music Hall
* David Byrne @ Prospect Park Bandshell
* Amadou & Miriam, Piers Faccini @ Webster Hall
* Busdriver, Tim Fite, Nosaj Thing @ Mercury Lounge
* The Hold Steady, Right on Dynamite @ Bowery Ballroom
* The Naked Hearts, Knight School @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
* Precious Metal w/ Wizardry, Animals Killing People @ Lit
* James Blackshaw, Koen Holtkamp (from Mountains) @ Issue Project Room

Like Public Enemy, Busdriver was one of those on the bill of the Roots Picnic in Philly over the weekend. Catch him tonight with Tim Fite at Mercury Lounge.

The weather report for tonight is not as bad as it was before.

Amadou & Miriam are playing Bonnaroo this weekend and touring with Coldplay in July. The duo headlines tonight at Webster Hall. Tickets are still on sale.

Trust funds are in trouble.

Tonight is the first of four sold-out NYC Hold Steady shows. Those without tickets can try their luck with a Northside Badge at the fourth and final show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Thursday.

The Northside Fest then continues at Music Hall of Williamsburg through Sunday, four more shows, the BrooklynVegan showcase, and BrooklynVegan photo show included.

Did you get a ticket for tomorrow's Sonic Youth show?

Pennsylvania: Support Bill to Stop Cruel Pigeon Shoots

James Blackshaw, at the Issue Project Room tonight, plays tomorrow at the Mercury Lounge with Marissa Nadler.

Seasick Steve is coming.

Thighs Wide Shut makes up his own Phish setlist.

In August, Rys Chatham will attempt to bring 200 guitars together for one piece of music. The opposite of that -- 100 different songs on one guitar -- video below...

Sexy NEW Basement Jaxx video below...

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100 Famous Rock Guitar Riffs - one take