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Gig Alerts: Kurt Vile

Friday, July 09, 2010

The lo-fi singer-songwriter performs Friday night at Le Poisson Rouge. Download his stark tune "I Know I Got Religion."

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Gig Alerts: De La Soul

Friday, July 09, 2010

The iconic hip-hop group close out this year's Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival with an outdoor show Saturday at Brooklyn Bridge Park and Tobacco Warehouse. Download their anthemic track "Big Mouf."

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Gig Alerts: Stornoway

Thursday, July 08, 2010

The British indie pop band play Mercury Lounge tonight on the heels of releasing their debut album Beachcomber's Windowsill. Download their charming track "Zorbing."

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Gig Alerts: My Teenage Stride

Thursday, July 08, 2010

The indie rock quartet plays Death By Audio tonight. Download their upbeat track "Creep Academy."

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Gig Alerts: DJ Rhettmatic

Thursday, July 08, 2010

The veteran turntablist and member of the Beat Junkies Crew performs tonight at the Music Hall of Williamsburg as part of the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. Download the crack Beat Junkies track "Sick Days."

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Latino Cultural Festival

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

In addition to their theatre and dance lineup the Queens Theatre In The Park will host evenings of Latino sounds this summer. Click here for listings.

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Music Under The Stars

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Wednesday, July 7 through Wednesday, July 28

Head to Waterside Plaza on Wednesday nights in July to hone your stepping skills and then sit back and watch the pros. Before the 8pm concerts there are free dance lessons available. Salsa on July 7 and swing on July 28. Click here for full schedule.

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Williamsburg Waterfront

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Sunday, June 20 through Thursday, September 30

The East River State Park, on Kent between North 8th and North 9th Streets, host about a dozen 'benefit' shows organized by the Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn (OSANB). 'Benefit' does mean they cost money, but the new venue is spacious, holds 6,000 fans, has a Manhattan backdrop and pulls in a high caliber cast of artists.

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Live At The Gantries

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Sunday, June 13 through Tuesday, August 17

Every Tuesday night at 7pm, Live At The Gantries spotlights Queens' musicians and performers at the Gantry Plaza State Park for free. Click here to listen to and see a slideshow of Chinese harmonica virtuoso Jia Yi He's performance.

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The Pool Parties

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Sunday, July 11 through Sunday, August 28

In its second year away from the McCarren Park pool, JELLY NYC presents free Sunday concerts from the East River State Park. With Chuck Schumer's help, the 10,000 capacity venue is once again the spot to get your free indie rock fix. Click here for full schedule.

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Latin Alternative Music Conference Hits New York

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

This week, New York City hosts the Latin Alternative Music Conference, the annual festival of Spanish-language rock, hip-hop, and electronic music that connects artists and managers to likeminded members of the music industry and future fans. Venues from Bowery Ballroom and Le Poisson Rouge to Central Park Summerstage and Celebrate Brooklyn will be presenting LAMC concerts.

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Great Jazz on the Great Hill

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Satureday, July10

The summer-long Jazzmobile series holds 45 free concerts throughout all five boroughs. On July 10 the series teams up with The Central Park Conservancy for a jazz explosion up on 106th Street featuring Jimmy Heath, Ray Mantilla and Dion Parson's 21st Century Band.

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Gig Alerts: Garage a Trois

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

The funk-infused jazz-rock quartet play Bowery Ballroom tonight. Download their charming track "Dory's Day Out" -- a Music Hub exclusive.

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Gig Alerts: El Guincho

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

The Spanish indie electronic artist performs at SummerStage as part of the Latin American Music Conference. Download his playful track "Palmitos Park."

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Gig Alerts: Delorean

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

The alternative dance band perform for free at the Stuyvesant Town Oval tonight. Download their fun, gently pulsing track "Stay Close."

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Shots You Snapped

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Last week, Beach Fossils plugged in at Santos Party House, J*DaVeY played an Afro Punk Festival and Toro Y Moi opened for High Places at The Whitney Live series in their lower gallery space.

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Gig Alerts: The Nels Cline Singers

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

The guitar wizard performs with his free jazz-rock outfit tonight at Le Poisson Rouge. Download the trio's fiery track "Floored."

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Gig Alerts: JM Airis

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

The Dead Sparrows drummer shows of his solo songwriting chops tonight at the National Underground. Download his folky, moody track "Numbers Man."

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Gig Alerts: Ana Tijoux

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

The hypnotic Chilean rapper kicks off the Latin American Music Conference tonight with a free show at the Apple Store in Soho. Download her mellow track "1977."

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River To River Festival

Monday, July 05, 2010

Sunday, June 20 through Monday, August 31

Possibly the best thing going on between the rivers for free this summer is the River To River Festival. Haiti’s oldest big band orchestra. Check. Choreographer and composer collaborations. Check. And puppets? You bet. Click here for our coverage of events.

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