You blinked, and it’s August. To help you make the most of the dwindling summer, we’ve created a playlist/guide to the month’s best concerts. There’s hip-hop, New Orleans jazz, bossa nova, indie, and electronic, and each gathering is reachable by foot, subway, or train.
What: “Twin Peaks,” by Surfer Blood When: Tonight, 11 p.m. Secret Spotify guests Wed. and Aug. 10, 18 & 25. Where:Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St., b/t Ludlow & Essex Sts. How Much: Free.
What: “Tiger Rag,” by Preservation Hall Jazz Band (performing with Trey McIntyre Project dancers) When: Wed., 7:30 p.m. Where:Damrosch Park Bandshell, Amsterdam Ave., at W. 62nd St. How Much: Free.
What: “Top Drawer,” by Man Man When: Thurs., 7 p.m. Where: House of Vans, 25 Franklin St., b/t Meserole Ave. & Quay St., Greenpoint. How Much: Free with R.S.V.P.
What: “Boy,” by Ra Ra Riot When: Fri., 7 p.m. Where:Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th St., at Prospect Park W., Park Slope. How Much: Free.
What: “Sunset Liner,” by Ducktails When: Aug. 13, 8 p.m. Where: The Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St., at Bowery. How Much: Tickets ($13) online at boweryballroom.com.
What: “Rome,” by Yeasayer (DJ set) When: Aug. 13, 11:30 p.m. Where: Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave., b/t N. 11th & N. 12th Sts., Williamsburg. How Much: Tickets ($5) online at ticketfly.com.
What: “Gucci Gucci,” by Kreayshawn When: Aug. 18, 8 p.m. Where:Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St., b/t Ninth & Tenth Aves. How Much: Limited tickets ($15) at the door.
What: “What About Us,” by Handsome Furs When: Aug. 18, 8 p.m. Where: The Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St., at Bowery. How Much: Tickets ($20) online at ticketmaster.com.
What: “Six Days,”by DJ Shadow and “The Deep,” by Data Romance When: Aug. 21. Doors, 1 p.m. Where: Identity Festival, Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheatre, 1000 Ocean Pkwy., Jones Beach. How Much: Tickets ($107.50-$157.50) online at idfestival.com.