PJ Harvey & John Parish @ Irving Plaza in March (more by Jacob Blickenstaff)

tonight in NYC
* Sonic Youth @ Apple Store
* The Roots @ Highline Ballroom
* Vision Festival @ Abrons Arts Center
* The Mummies, The Back CC's @ Maxwell's
* PJ Harvey & John Parish @ Beacon Theater
* Adam Caine Trio, Fulminate Trio @ Zebulon
* Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey @ City Winery
* Marissa Nadler, James Blackshaw @ Mercury Lounge
* The Hold Steady, Mischief Brew @ Bowery Ballroom
* Soren Kjaegaard, Andrew Cyrille @ Issue Project Room
* Santigold, Amanda Blank, Trouble Andrew @ Terminal 5
* Soft Black, Apollo Heights, Medicine Man @ Glasslands
* Ezra Furman & The Harpoons, Darlings, Peasant @ Pianos
* Jenny Lewis, Deer Tick, Farmer Dave @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Sessions at Santa's w/ Psychic Paramount, Electroputas, Necking @ Santos Party House

The Roots' Highline Ballroom residency was originally scheduled through June 23rd. That show has been pushed a day back, to Monday, June 22nd, and the residency in general just keeps getting longer and long. Tonight's show is sold-out, but the venue will be releaseing a limited number of tickets around the time of the show.

The nearby High Line, for which the venue is named, is now open as a park.

The Mummies have two sold-out sets at Maxwell's tonight. Their gig at Southpaw tomorrow night is sold out too.

The Vision Festival kicks off with sets by Brass Bang, a band led by violinist Billy Bang, Douglas R. Ewart and Inventions, featuring Amiri Baraka, and more.

Sonic Youth are playing the Apple Store. They'll be back on July 3rd for a show at the United Palace Theatre, as part of the band's monthlong US tour in support of The Eternal.

Mos Def performed on Letterman last night. Video below...

What else?