The B-52's @ Hammerstein Ballroom - Halloween 2008 (photo by Faith-Ann Young)

Free outdoor music tonight includes a DJ battle of DJ Premier vs. Pete Rock hosted by Danny Castro of Lyricist Lounge at Red Hook Park and Xtreme plays Highbridge Park.

City Winery presents a rain date for Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog with special guest Eszter Balint at the final show of its free, outdoor Hudson Square series.

De La Soul was supposed to play at Ortley Surf Club in NJ tonight, but apparently it's been cancelled.

Regina Spektor plays a free show at Barnes & Noble Union Square. She plays Radio City on October 14th.

The Ben Sherman Store in Soho (95 Spring St) hosts the release party for New Tales To Tell: A Tribute To Love And Rockets, out today, with music from Frankenstein 3000, Earl Slick, Dennis Dunaway and David Johansen. The party starts at 8.00pm. Video of VEX covering Love and Rockets' "It Could Be Sunshine", below...

The B-52s play the Beach at Governors Island. First person to email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: B52s) gets a free pair of tickets. Include your first and last name.

The Breeders kick off two nights at the Bowery Ballroom. Whispertown 2000 opens.

Lemonade and Cale Parks launch their tour together at Santos with Dinowalrus and Teengirl Fantasy.

Ambulance Ltd., The Picture, Savoir Adore and Melati Malay play Mercury Lounge. Last night was at Union Hall.

Mugison is playing a free show in every NYC borough today. SI and Queens were earlier today, but you can still catch him at Bronx River Art Center (5pm), City Winery (8pm) and Pete's Candy Store (11pm). Why? create awareness and support for the pioneering worldwide human rights advocacy group. In association with local art and music collectives, Mugison will play one free concert in each of New York's five boroughs in one day, August 18th. A limited edition event poster will be offered at the shows and proceeds will benefit Amnesty International.

The Stone's August curator, drummer Tyshawn Sorey, returns to the venue tonight after a stint in Europe. He joins saxist Steve Ruel (who also plays with the Stone's early set) in a quartet.

Ricky Gervais reps the NY Comedy Festival, which presents him at Carnegie Hall in November, in a video below.

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