There are some really great concerts happening in NYC this summer.
George Michael is playing Madison Square Garden July 21, 22...
(see http://youtube.com/watch?v=zqAedBXP6ys for a reminder of how awesome he is).
and check out the bevy of others:
Aug 12, 14, 15 Neil Diamond Madison Square Garden
Oct 6, 7 Madonna Madison Square Garden
Wordless Music presents Deerhoof + Metropolis Ensemble: Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring
WHERE: Celebrate Brooklyn at the Prospect Park Bandshell
WHEN:Fri, July 18, 7:30pm
Wordless Music is known for its oddball pairings. Here, Stravinsky’s Rite sets the stage for the Bay Area art-pop darlings.
JellyNYC Pool Parties with Black Lips + Deerhunter + King Khan and the Shrines
WHERE: McCarren Park Pool
WHEN:Sun, Aug 3, 2pm
The Jelly NYC Pool Parties have become a big draw for young New Yorkers, both for the music—today’s show features three scruffy, aptly weird rock
bands—and other summer frills such as Slip ’N Slide, dodgeball and ice cream.
Dirty Projectors + White Williams
WHERE: South Street Seaport, Pier 17
WHEN: Fri, Aug 15, 7pm
The Seaport can feel like a small open-air club if you stake out a good spot—worth it to soak up the Projectors’ethereal avant-pop.
White Williams’s kaleidoscopic dance-rock.Battles + Black Dice + Gang Gang Dance
WHERE: Central Park SummerStage
WHEN: Sat, Aug 16, 3–7pm
COST: FREE After modern tribalists Gang Gang Dance and the noise-electronics of Black Dice tenderize the kids, future-rock bashers Battles
will electrify them by waging sonic war. Earplugs might be a good idea.
And in Prospect Park Band Shell (Brooklyn)
07/17/08 Jerry Douglas, The Holmes Brothers
07/18/08 Deerhoof, Metropolis Ensemble: Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring
07/19/08 Enter The Dragonwith Karsh Kale, Soh Daiko
07/25/08 Philip Glass, Marta Topferova08/01/08 The Knights, Christina Courtin
08/02/08 Father Goose, The Sippy Cups, Ariane Bass Bass Bass08/03/08 Daby Toure
08/09/08 Hal Willner’s Bill Withers Project June 12 headlined by Isaac Hayes.
Sheryl Crow & James Blunt Monday, July 28
TBDPoison w/ Dokken, Sebastian Bach Wednesday, July 30 TBD
Maroon 5 & Counting Crows w/ Sara Bareilles Thursday, July 31 7 p.m.
Maroon 5 & Counting Crowsw/ Sara Bareilles Friday, Aug. 1 7 p.m.
O.A.R. Saturday, Aug. 2 TBD
The Police w/ Elvis Costello Monday, Aug. 4 7:30 p.m.
The Police w/ Elvis Costello Tuesday, Aug. 5 7:30 p.m.
Jonas Brothers Friday, Aug. 87 p.m.
Jethro Tull w/ Peter Frampton Saturday, Aug. 9 7:30 p.m.
Boston w/ REO Speedwagon Tuesday, Aug. 12 TBD
Allman Brothers Band w/ Band Bob Weir & Ratdog Wednesday, Aug. 13 TBD
Journey, Cheap Trick & Heart Thursday, Aug. 14 TBDRod Stewart Tuesday, Aug. 19 8 p.m.
and best of all...
Regeneration '80s Tour(The Human League, Belinda Carlisle, ABC, Flock of Seagulls) Friday, Aug. 2TBD
WKTU Beatstock Saturday, Aug. 23 TBDJimmy Buffett Wednesday, Aug. 27 8 p.m.