Thursday, July 30
Texan quartet Radioactivity put on a thrilling live show, one you shouldn’t miss at Baby’s All Right tonight. Their latest album Silent Kill is loaded with tightly-wound post-punk that delivers a bracing blast of energy. Catch them with Flesh World and Honey Radar. 9:30pm, 146 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY.
Friday, July 31
Australian post-punks Total Control‘s Typical System was one of last year’s most acclaimed releases. Find out why tonight at Palisades or tomorrow night at Music Hall Of Williamsburg.
8pm, 906 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY.
Perfect summer band Cayucas continue to channel SoCal bliss on their latest album, Dancing At The Blue Lagoon. Check them out with Hibou tonight at Bowery Ballroom.
8pm, 6 Delancey St, New York, NY.
For some free fun this Friday, head to Greenpoint’s Aviv to catch some bright indie pop courtesy of Manatree, who just released their self-titled debut album. Local fave shredders Painted Zeroes open up the night.
8pm, 496 Morgan Ave, Brooklyn, NY.
Saturday, August 1
Full Moon Festival is back in full force, moving to the Brooklyn Mirage after previous iterations on Governors Island. This year, French phenom Yelle headlines, and you can dance the day away with other acts including Tensnake, Wolf + Lamb, Soul Clap, No Regular Play, and more.
4pm, 99 Scott Ave, Brooklyn, NY.
The Out In The Streets festival returns to Ridgewood and the The Vander Ende-Onderdonk House. This year, funk-loving favorites Mr. Twin Sister headline tonight and the Love Supreme end things tomorrow. The weekend also includes sets from Total Slacker, Salt Cathedral, Heliotropes, Air Waves, and more.
12pm, 1820 Flushing Ave, Ridgewood, NY.
If you’re okay with feeling old, go for an overt yet totally welcome nostalgia grab as Clap Your Hands Say Yeah celebrate the 10th anniversary of their debut album. The original blog rock band heads to Bowery Ballroom tonight and tomorrow, where you’ll be able to hear your old faves like “Upon This Tidal Wave Of Young Blood” and “The Skin Of My Yellow Country Teeth.”
8pm, 6 Delancey St, New York, NY.
Masked psychedelic band Fascinator always put on a weird and good time. Catch a free, intimate set from them at Elvis Guesthouse tonight.
10pm, 85 Ave A, New York, NY.
Sunday, August 2
R&B star Miguel’s latest album Wildheart is one of this year’s most acclaimed releases. He might be the only person capable of making Terminal 5 seems sexy. Find out if that’s true tonight.
7pm, 610 W 56th St, New York, NY.
Temple University campus wunderkind-turned-Domino Records signing Alex G just keeps getting better. Let his unusual melodies work their way into your head at this afternoon’s free show at Brooklyn Flea.
2pm, 50 Kent Ave. Brooklyn, NY.
If you want a taste of what a typical Brooklyn DIY indie pop show might look like except in Manhattan, drop by the Bowery Electric tonight to catch Pocket Hercules, the Big Easy, Strange Kids (our faves), and Soft Fangs.
7pm, 327 Bowery, New York, NY.
Monday, August 3
Laura Marling‘s latest album Short Movie has been winning plenty of praise since its release earlier this year. She’s on the road with fellow British folkie Johnny Flynn, whose acting chops you may have also spotted in Netflix-distributed dramedy Scrotal Recall. His latest album is the more seriously-titled Country Mile, which came out last year. They hit Town Hall tonight.
7:30pm, 123 W 43rd St, New York, NY.
Tuesday, August 4
Hot Chip have been moving both our heart and hips for about a decade now, growing more thunderously emotive with every new album. Their latest is this year’s Why Make Sense?, which the British synth-pop staples are bringing to Webster Hall for two nights in a row.
7pm, 125 E 11th St, New York, NY.
Killers frontman Brandon Flowers’ latest solo effort The Desired Effect is out now. Supported by former Virgins frontman Donald Cumming, he brings his new pop jams to Terminal 5 tonight.
8pm, 510 W 56th St, New York, NY.
Wednesday, August 5
Ezra Furman‘s latest album Perpetual Motion People sees him blooming from folk staple to oddball pop nomad. His bouncy sound balances his raw lyrics, and you can check him out at at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade tonight.
8pm, 64 N 9th St, Brooklyn, NY.