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NYC Summer Show Guide Part VII: August 2nd – August 8th

In Celebrate Your Scene, Gigs, Worldwide on August 4, 2010 at 12:31 pm

The beginning of Augusts is lookin’ good. Word has it that the Wavves, Smith Westerns, Total Slacker show was awesome. A few highlights for this first week of August: Arcade Fire tonight (I’m going!) and tomorrow (I’ll watch via webcast); Andrew Bird’s playing the Guggenheim (8/5); Boris, Torche, and Russian Circles are playing the Music Hall of Williamsburg (8/6); YACHT (8/6); Local Natives (8/7); The Beets and a bunch more (8/7); The XX (8/8); Ceremony’s return (8/8); and the free JellyNYC show this Sunday with Cut Copy, Memory Tapes, Glasser, and Restless People (8/9). Enjoy this week’s shows. Check out the Montreal Shows & Events page if you’re in (or going to be in) Montreal because there are a LOT of good shows coming up.

Mon 8/2 – WAVVES / THE SMITH WESTERNS / TOTAL SLACKER @ Bowery Ballroom (6 Delancey Street, New York, NY) | $13adv./$15door | 7PM | 18+

Mon 8/2 – THE BLACK LIPS / NATURAL CHILD / K HOLES / DJ TODD O-PHONIC TODD @ Rock Off Concert Cruises (New York, NY) | $25adv./$30door | 7PM

Tues 8/3 – FOL CHEN / BATHS @ Mercury Lounge (217 East Houston Street, New York, NY) | $10 | 6:30PM | 21+

Tues 8/3 – THE DEAD WEATHER / HARLEM @ Prospect Park Bandshell (Prospect Park West & 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY) | $37.50 | 7:30PM

Wed 8/4 – HOT CHIP / HERCULES AND LOVE AFFAIR / HOLY GHOST! @ Central Park Summerstage (Rumsey Playfield 5th Avenue and 69th Street entrance, New York, NY) | $35 | 5:30PM

Wed 8/4 – KURT VILE / BLANK DOGS @ Galapagos Art Space (16 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY) | FREE (Must RSVP @ absolutbrooklyn@thelmagazine.com) | 8PM | 21+

Wed 8/4 – LOWER DENS / INOCULIST / GROSS RELATIONS @ Glasslands (289 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY) | $8adv./$10door | 7:30PM | 21+

Wed 8/4 – ARCADE FIRE / SPOON / OWEN PALLETT (of Final Fantasy) @ Madison Square Garden (4 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, NY) | $49.50 | 6PM

Wed 8/4 – INTERPOL @ The Wellmont Theatre (5 Seymour Street, Montclaire, NJ) | $32adv./$35door | 7PM

Wed 8/4 – FOL CHEN / BATHS @ Union Hall (484 Union Ave, Brooklyn) | $10 | 8PM | 21+

Thurs 8/5 – SHILPA RAY & HER HAPPY HOOKERS / THE SO SO GLOS / BAD GIRLFRIEND @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY) | $5 | 9PM | 21+

Thurs 8/5 – LOWER DENS / AIR WAVES / INOCULIST @ Cake Shop (152 Ludlow Street, New York, NY) | $8 | 8PM | 21+

Thurs 8/5 – ANDREW BIRD / IAN SCHNELLER @ Guggenheim Museum/Dark Sounds (1071 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street, New York, NY) | $30 | 8PM

Thurs 8/5 – ARCADE FIRE / SPOON / OWEN PALLETT (of FINAL FANTASY) @ Madison Square Garden (4 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, NY) | $49.50 | 6PM

Thurs 8/5 – METRIC / JOAN AS POLICE WOMAN / HOLLY MIRANDA @ Prospect Park Bandshell (Prospect Park West & 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY) | FREE

Fri 8/6 – BORIS / TORCHE / RUSSIAN CIRCLES @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (66 North Sixth Street, Brooklyn, NY) | $20adv./$22door | 18+

Fri 8/6 – YACHT @ South Street Seaport (Pier 17, New York, NY) | FREE | 6PM

Fri 8/6 – THE ECLECTIC METHOD / YACHT (dj set) @ Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street, New York, NY) | $1 (with RSVP) | 10PM | 19+

Sat 8/7 – CLASS ACTRESS / TWIN SHADOW @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn) | FREE (with RSVP) | 9PM | 21+

Sat 8/7 – NICOLE ATKINS / SIMON FELICE (of THE FELICE BROTHERS) @ City Winery (155 Varick Street, New York, NY) | $15 | 9PM | 21+

Sat 8/7 – LOCAL NATIVES / WE BARBARIANS @ Governors Island (10 South Street Slip 7, New York, NY) | $10 | 2PM

Sat 8/7 – GAVIN RUSSOM (dj set) / ALDEN TYRELL / THE CRYSTAL ARK / SPECIAL DISCO VERSION (James Murphy & Pat Mahoney DJ Set) @ P.S. 1 (22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY) | $15 | 2PM

Sat 8/7 – THE BEETS (peforming The Beatles) / SLASHER RICK / TERROR PIGEON DANCE REVOLT / DONNER PICNIC PARTY / THE PENDULUM SWINGS / MISTER WRIGHT / KAMUI @ Shea Stadium (20 Meadow Street, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY) | $10 | 8PM

Sun 8/8 – THE XX / CHAIRLIFT / JACK PENATE @ Central Park Summerstage (Rumsey Playfield 5th Avenue and 69th Street entrance, New York, NY) | FREE | 7PM

Sun 8/8 – CEREMONY / PUNCH @ Death By Audio (49th South 2nd between Wythe & Kent, Brooklyn, NY) | $TBA | 8PM

Sun 8/8 – CUT COPY / MEMORY TAPES / GLASSER / RESTLESS PEOPLE @ Williamsburg Waterfront (110 Kent Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY) | FREE | 2PM | Jelly Pool Parties

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