The Must-See Concerts in New York This Week: Jamie xx, tUnE-yArDs + More

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Thursday, August 6

British newcomer Georgia’s making waves with her self-titled debut album, released this week on Domino. Her invigorating blend of grime and dark synth-pop makes a unique impression, and her live shows are equally thunderous. She celebrates the LP’s release tonight at Baby’s All Right, accompanied by the Range and Ricky Eat Acid. 8pm, 146 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY.

Veteran producer Caribou‘s latest LP Our Love was one of last year’s most moving albums. He brings his acclaimed live show to the East River Park Amphitheater for a free performance tonight, accompanied by DFA Records’ Sinkane. 7pm, 397 FDR Drive, New York, NY.

Brooklyn trio Little Racer just released their Foreign Tongues EP, and it’s as pleasant as can be. The indie pop act knows its way around a breezy melody, and they’re perfect listening for the rest of the summer. If you missed their release show, you can make up for it with a free set at Niagara tonight. 9:30pm, 112 Ave A, New York, NY.

Friday, August 7

Get into some gorgeous indie pop with the help of Ducktails, aka the perennially pleasant Matt Mondanile, also of Real Estate. His solo project just released fifth album St. Catherine, and you can hear it tonight at Bowery Ballroom. 8pm, 6 Delancey St, New York, NY.

Our pals Strange Names‘ debut album Use Your Time Wisely is still on heavy rotation after its release in May. If you haven’t yet, catch the synth-pop babes at a free show at the Fulton Stall Market, and don’t complain to us when their songs are stuck in your head for weeks. They’re opening up for New Myths and Color Collage tonight. 7pm, South Street Seaport, New York, NY.

Saturday, August 8

Jamie xx‘s solo outing In Colour has yielded one of those songs of the summer that’s not really the song of the summer, because we don’t really have a song of the summer yet? Anyways, “I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)” featuring Young Thug and Popcaan is as bright and BBQ-friendly as you can ask for. Head to Terminal 5 tonight with your dancing shoes in tow. 8pm, 610 W. 56th St, New York, NY.

Pop experimentalist tUnE-yArDs‘s latest album Nikki Nack won her even more accolades last year. She heads to Prospect Park tonight for a free show as part of the Celebrate Brooklyn series, along with Seattle hip-hop luminary Shabazz Palaces. 7:30pm, Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn, NY.

Sunday, August 9

Fresh from appearing on the soundtrack for Magic Mike XXL, the greatest movie of the year or possibly ever, Glass Animals are on the road. The British art-rockers are bringing their dark, tropical jams to Central Park Summerstage for a free show, along with Taylor McFerrin. 3pm, Central Park Rumsey Playfield, New York, NY.

Wednesday, August 12

If you’re feeling in the mood for some harsh noise, head to Pharmakon, Damien Dubrovnik, Puce Mary, and Varg at Palisades tonight. 8pm, 906 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY.

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