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Arcade Fire and Spoon
Just a few days after the release of their much anticipated third album, The Suburbs, the much beloved Arcarde Fire will play Madison Square Garden. And, as an exercise in relativity, the equally adored Spoon will open.

Who: Arcade Fire, Spoon
When: Wednesday, August 4th, 8pm
Wanted: Writer, Photographer
Where: Madison Square Garden
4 Penn Plaza
New York, NY 10001
(212) 465-5800

Metric, Joan as Police Woman and Holly Miranda
Ladies night at Celebrate Brooklyn! Pretty-pop songstress Holly MIranda and art-folker Joan as Police Woman will warm up the stage for the much loved, Emily Haine's fronted Metric.

Who: Metric, Joan as Police Woman, Holly Miranda
When: Thursday, August 5th, 7pm
Wanted: Writer, Photographer
Where: Celebrate Brooklyn! @ Prospect Park Bandshell
9th Street & Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215
718-855-7882
www.bricartsmedia.org/cb

YACHT
This electro duo bounce around on the outer edges of sonic pop, earning praise from both those who think music is art and those who like to dance.

Who: YACHT
When: Friday, August 6th, 6pm
Wanted: Writer, Photographer
Where: Southstreet Seaport
South St & Fulton Street
New York, NY 10038
www.seaportmusicfestival.com

Keane with Ingrid Michaelson and Fran Healy from Travis
Keane most famously worried about how "Everybody's changing and I still feel the same" back in 2005. Five years later, they've got a song with positive-rapper K'Naan, but have otherwise, mostly stayed the same.

Who: Keane, Ingrid Michaelson and Fran Healy
When: Friday, August 6th, 6pm
Wanted: Writer, Photographer
Where: The Williamsburg Waterfront
North 8th St. & Kent Ave. on the East River
Brooklyn, NY 11211
www.ticketmaster.com

House of Usher: Marco Benevento with White Magic
Celebrate Brooklyn! is bringing in jazz crossover Marco Benevento and White Magic to score cult, B-movie director Roger Corman's 1960 film House of Usher to celebrate it's 50th anniversary.

Who: Marco Benevento, White Magic
When: Friday, August 6th, 7pm
Wanted: Writer, Photographer
Where: Celebrate Brooklyn! @ Prospect Park Bandshell
9th Street & Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215
718-855-7882
www.bricartsmedia.org/cb

P.S. 1 Warm Up Series Presents Gavin Russom (DJ Set), Alden Tyrell (live), The Crystal Ark (live) Special DIsco Version feat. James Murphy & Pat Mahoney (DJ Set)
Swing in the orange hammocks, play catch with over-sized beach balls and sip foamy beer at P.S.1's weekly dance party. This week, Gavin Russom, Alden Tyrell, James Murphy and Part Mahoney will be there.

Who: Gavin Russom, Alden Tyrell, The Crystal Ark, Special DIsco Version feat. James Murphy & Pat Mahoney
When: Saturday, August 7th, 2-9pm
Wanted: Writer, Photographer, Videographer
Where:P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center
2225 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City
(718) 784-2084
www.ps1.org

The Clark Sisters, Kierra Kiki Sheard and Juanita Bynum
Central Park SummerStage, on a clear summer night, is generally spiritual experience enough. Tonight's gospel heavy line-up should resonate tonight.

Who: The Clark Sisters, Kierra Kiki Sheard, Juanita Bynum
When: Saturday, August 7th, 3pm
Wanted: Writer, Photographer
Where: Central Park SummerStage
Central Park
New York, NY 10001
(212) 360-2777

Daptone Review: Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
After releasing a fourth album, I Learned The Hard Way last May, infamous performers Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings played just a smattering of live shows. Tonight, they'll surely fill Prospect Park with their new soul.

Who: Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
When: Saturday, August 7th, 7pm
Wanted: Writer, Photographer
Where: Celebrate Brooklyn! @ Prospect Park Bandshell
9th Street & Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215
718-855-7882
www.bricartsmedia.org/cb

Local Natives
After a period of New York centric lo-fi, fuzz fueled indie, thi past year LA has made sure to remind New York that saccharine or surfy, harmony driven music sounds kind of nice too. Local Natives are one of the latest in the trend of folky-troupes from the west coast. Pitchfork called them the west coast's Grizzly Bear, which sounds about right. Pulsing and pretty, they'll sound great on Governors Island.

Who: Local Natives
When: Saturday, August 7th, 8pm
Wanted: Writer, Photographer
Where: Governors Island
New York, NY 11231
The Beach Concerts

Hank and Cupcakes
Arriving in Brooklyn from Israel, this minimalist pop duo will perform their new song, "Redhead Girls," with 20 redheaded girls dancing along on stage. Come to the show-- see for yourself.

Who: Hank and Cupcakes
When: Saturday, August 7th, 7pm
Wanted: Writer, Photographer
Where: (Le) Poisson Rouge

158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012
(212) 505-3474

Cut Copy, Memory Tapes, Restless People, Glasser
Today's line up of electornically inflected, dance-rock should resonate nicely on Williamsburg's Waterfront, sounding like the equivalent of the ragged factory spaces reflecting in the new, glassy condos.

Who: Cut Copy, Memory Tapes, Restless People, Glasser
When: Sunday, August 8th, 2pm
Wanted: Writer, Photographer
Where: The Williamsburg Waterfront
East River
Brooklyn, NY 11211
thepoolparties.com

The xx, Chairlift, & Jack Penate
The king and queen of quiet, The xx are in New York once again, this time playing a venue far less intimate than their sound -- Central Park SummerStage. Joining them will be fellow Londoner, Jack Penate, and Brooklyn's Chairlift.

Who: The xx, Chairlift, Jack Penate
When: Sunday, August 8th, 7pm
Wanted: Writer, Photographer
Where: Central Park SummerStage
Central Park
New York, NY 10001
(212) 360-2777

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