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07/22/2010 04:28 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

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The Flaming Lips
The beloved sci-fi rockers, legendary for their wild shows, are sure to find magic in Central Park, under the summer stars.

Who: The Flaming Lips
When: Monday, July 26, 7PM
Wanted: Writer, Photographer
Where: Central Park SummerStage
Central Park
New York, NY 10001
(212) 360-2777
SummerStage.org

The National and Beach House
Two consistently pleasing indie-bands -- they don't try for much new or unusual, they just make good music, again and again and again. Both have had critically acclaimed albums released this past year, it should be just one more chance for them to showcase their talents.

Who: The National, Beach House
When: Tuesday, July 27, 6PM
Wanted: Writer, Photographer
Where: Celebrate Brooklyn! @ Prospect Park Bandshell
9th Street & Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215
718-855-7882
bricartsmedia.org

Truman Peyote and Golden Girls
Representing for Massachusetts tonight are the Jamaica Plan based genre-mashing, noise making Truman Peyote and the happy punkers from Worcester, Golden Girls.

Who: Truman Peyote, Golden Girls
When: Tuesday, July 27, 8PM
Wanted: Writer, Photographer
Where: Death By Audio
49 South 2nd St (between Kent and Wythe Aves)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Black Keys and Morning Benders
The respected blues-rockers, Black Keys and more recent noise-makers, Morning Benders are both well practiced in foot stomping, harmonizing and guitar riffing. Put them in the middle of a beautiful, summer evening in Prospect Park, and you've made a sure-bet.

Who: Black Keys, Morning Benders
When: Wednesday, July 28, 6:30PM
Wanted: Writer, Photographer, Videographer
Where: Central Park SummerStage
Central Park
New York, NY 10001
(212) 360-2777
SummerStage.org

Chromeo
This Montreal electro-dance duo have had audiences showing off their fancy footwork for a minute now, but that doesn't make it any less fun.

Who: Chromeo
When: Thursday, July 29, 6:30PM
Wanted: Writer, Photographer
Where: Bowery Ballroom
6 Delancey Street
New York, NY 10002-2804
(212) 533-2111
www.boweryballroom.com

Dan Sartian and Blind Benny
Dan Sartian has what any guitar-yeilding, bluesman needs to make it these days: a Jack White produced single, "Atheist Funeral."

Who: Dan Sartian, Blind Benny
When: Thursday, July 29, 7:30PM
Wanted: Writer, Photographer
Where: Mercury Lounge
217 East Houston Street
New York, NY 10002-1021
(212) 260-4700
mercuryloungenyc.com

Mother India 21st Century Remix with DJ Tigerstyle/Falu
This re-imagining of the foundational and Academy Award nominated Mother India takes the 3 hour Bollywood Classic and cuts it down to an impressionistic 60 minutes of imagery and a live score by DJ Tigerstyle.

Who: Mother India 21st Century Remix
When: Thursday, July 29, 7PM
Wanted: Writer, Photographer, Videographer
Where: Celebrate Brooklyn! @ Prospect Park Bandshell
9th Street & Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215
718-855-7882
www.bricartsmedia.org

Julian Lynch, Ducktails, Campfires, Big Troubles, La Big Vic
The recently "Best New Music"-ed Julian Lynch will be joined by fellow Underwater People's, Ducktails, and friends Campfires, Big Troubles and La Big Vic for a pleasantly water-logged, lo-fi evening of music.

Who: Julian Lynch, Ducktails, Campfires, La Big Vic, Big Troubles
When: Friday, July 30, 8:30PM
Wanted: Writer, Photographer
Where: Glasslands
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 599-1450

Appalachian Voices featuring Yim Yames, Ben Sollee, Daniel Martin Moore, Preservation Hall Jazz Band
My Morning Jacket's Jim James and fellow Kentuckians, Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin Moore, are coming together fore a nine-date tour in support of their project, Dear Companion. The exploration of their ties to the Appalachians, the project and tour are all in support of Appalachian Voices, an organization devoted to ending mountaintop removal coal mining together with diverse environmental problems impacting the central and southern Appalachian Mountains.

Who: Yim Yames, Ben Sollee, Daniel Martin Moore
When: Friday, July 30, 9PM
Wanted: Writer, Photographer
Where: Music Hall of Williamsburg
66 N 6th St
(between Berry St & Kent Ave)
Brooklyn, NY 11211
www.musichallofwilliamsburg.com

Avi Buffalo and Chad Vangaalen
Just 19, the kids of Avi Buffalo are still working well within the trembling-territory of their youth when they sing, "I have never written a love song, but I will for you," but their songwriting is as sure as that of some twice their age. With evidence of the Shins and Wilco alike, they are a rising force in the indie-sphere.

Who: Avi Buffalo, Chad Vangaalen
When: Friday, July 30, 7:30PM
Wanted: Writer, Photographer
Where: Southstreet Seaport
South St & Fulton Street
New York, NY 10038
www.seaportmusicfestival.com

Primus and Gogol Bordello
For more than ten years now, Gogol Bordello have had audiences bouncing around, happy and sweaty as can be, with their theatrical take on gypsy punk. And while they aren't the only ones combining accordions and thrashing these days, they were probably one of the first, and still, one of the most fun.

Who: Primus, Gogol Bordello
When: Friday, July 30, 5:30PM
Wanted: Writer, Photographer
Where: The Williamsburg Waterfront
North 8th St. & Kent Ave. on the East River
Brooklyn, NY 11211
TicketMaster.com

The Swell Season and The Low Anthem
There is a reason these two might look familiar: not only are they musicians, they are movie stars -- movie stars who play musicians. Winning a Grammy nod with their wistful collaboration in Once, Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova have gone on to establish themselves as the Swell Season, winning over more hearts yet. Art imitates life imitates life, you know?

Who: The Swell Season, The Low Anthem
When: Friday, July 30, 7:30PM
Wanted: Writer, Photographer
Where: Celebrate Brooklyn! @ Prospect Park Bandshell
9th Street & Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215
718-855-7882
www.bricartsmedia.org

P.S. 1 Warm Up Series featuring Animal Collective (DJ set), Blondes, Oneohtrix, CFCF, Babe Rainbow, and Prince Rama
Swing in the orange hammocks, play catch with over-sized beach balls and sip foamy beer at P.S.1's weekly dance party. Animal Collective (DJ set), Blondes, Oneohtrix, CFCF, Babe Rainbow, and Prince Rama will be there this week.

Who: Animal Collective (DJ set), Blondes, Oneohtrix, CFCF, Babe Rainbow, and Prince Rama
When: Saturday, July 31, 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

Sonic Youth, Grass Window and Talk Normal
Few can claim as intricate a connection to New York City as Sonic Youth. Having been inspired by the cities DIY and proto-punk culture before going on to inspire generations of noise makers to come, they played an enormous roll in opening up the musical landscape for generations to come.

Who: Sonic Youth, Grass Window, Talk Normal
When: Saturday, July 31, 6PM
Wanted: Writer, Photographer, Videographer
Where: Celebrate Brooklyn! @ Prospect Park Bandshell
9th Street & Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215
718-855-7882
www.bricartsmedia.org

NYC Jelly's Block Party
JellyNYC forewent the "pool" went they moved their pool parties to the Williamsburg Waterfront last summer, and for just today, they are moving once more. The Brooklyn Bowl will play host to this afternoon's block party, with a line up that's still yet to be announced.

Who: TBA
When: Sunday, August 1, 2PM
Wanted: Writer, Photographer, Videographer
Where: Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
thepoolparties.com

St.Vincent, tUnE-yArDs and Basia Bulat
Three female-fronted acts will take Central Park's SummerStage, each with a tightly-crafted but diverse take on songwriting: St. Vincent, sweet and doe-eyed songstress; tUnE-yArDs with their asymmetrical folk-pop; and Basia Bulat's soulful belting.

Who: St. Vincent, tUnE-yArDs, Basia Bulat
When: Sunday, August 1, 3PM
Wanted: Writer, Photographer, Videographer
Where:
Central Park
New York, NY 10001
(212) 360-2777
SummerStage.org

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