St. Vincent by Katie Chow
THURSDAY, AUGUST 7.
The Santa Monica Pier’s Twilight Series of free concerts continues with a stacked lineup of Australian artists. Psych-rockers Jagwar Ma are sure to put you under their spell, alongside Fascinator and Phebe Starr. 7pm, Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA.
Fresh from a stint in Goldroom’s touring band, Australian pop princess Chela brings her smooth moves to Brooklyn’s Glasslands. 8:30pm, 289 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY.
Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade, Divine Fits) has turned to synth-rock with his new band Operators, and they’re taking their debut EP on the road with Future Islands. They’ll be at Brooklyn’s House Of Vans tonight with Omar Souleyman and Mas Ysa. 7pm, 25 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY.
Chill out with the 60s stylings of British psych-rockers Temples. They’ll be playing for free at Pier 84 along with Here We Go Magic. If you’re headed to Montauk for the weekend, you can also catch Temples at the Surf Lodge on Saturday. 6pm, Hudson River Park, New York, NY.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 8.
The Full Moon Festival kicks off on Governors Island. Featuring top-notch curation and fun in the sun, you can check out acts like Delorean, Son Lux, Le Youth, and Chela. 8pm, Governors Island Beach Club, New York, NY.
Veteran indie rockers Spoon celebrate the release of their new album They Want My Soul at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. 7pm, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 9.
Get nostalgic with Modest Mouse and Brand New at the Forest Hills Stadium. Will you get to hear “Float On” or what? 6:30pm, 1 Tennis Place, Forest Hills, NY.
St. Vincent brings her stunning self-titled album to Prospect Park for a free Celebrate Brooklyn show. Shredding hard never looked so sophisticated. 6pm, Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn, NY.
Get into some trouble with Crocodiles, Tweens, and SISU at LA’s Los Globos. The stacked lineup promises a good old fashioned night of garage pop gold. 8pm, 3040 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA.
This weekend, the Mad Decent Block Party hits Brooklyn. Label boss Diplo is the star of the show here, and he’s bringing along acts like Flosstradamus, Dillon Francis, and Chance the Rapper. 2pm, Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 10.
“Harlem Shake” might be old meme, but Baauer’s still going strong, if his co-headline show on Governors Island with Boys Noize is any indication. The two dance heavyweights will be accompanied by Le1f, L-Vis 1990, Spank Rock, and more. 4pm, Governors Island, New York, NY.
MONDAY, AUGUST 11.
Feel some feelings with the acceptable-in-the-80s sound of Australian trio Panama. Catch them for free at Bardot before they pop off like their pals Chet Faker and Flume. They’ll be accompanied by Machineheart, Nicky Blitz, and Sneakout. 8pm, 1737 Vine St. Hollywood, CA.
Synth-pop outfit Haerts head up the free night at Brooklyn Bowl. They’ll be accompanied by Mikky Ekko, the Nashville pop chameleon who’s worked with everyone from Rihanna to Marnie Stern. 6pm, 61 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 12.
It Brit FKA twigs continues her American takeover in LA at the El Rey Theatre. 9pm,
5515 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA.
If you need something soothing, inc.’s desert-bred brand of R&B should do it. The brothers recently collaborated with FKA twigs as well. 8pm, 3040 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA.
Between NONONO and Erik Hassle, there’s a healthy dose of Swedish pop to be had at the Roxy. 7pm, 9009 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13.
Head to dreamland at Baby’s All Right with Nick Hakim and Ludwig Persik. 8pm, 146 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY.