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August’s Best Live Music

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surfer blood!

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: Lose It,” by Austra, and “The Great Pan Is Dead,” by Cold Cave
When: Sat., 8 p.m.
Where: The Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St., at Bowery.
How Much: Tickets ($15) at ticketmaster.com.

cults performing!What: Go Outside,” by Cults, and “Blue Cassette,” by Friendly Fires
When: Aug. 7, 3 p.m.
Where: Central Park SummerStage, Central Park, enter at 69th St. & Fifth Ave.
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.

dj shadow!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.

What:Crossover,” by EPMD
When: Aug. 21, 3 p.m.
Where: Central Park SummerStage, Central Park, enter at 69th St. & Fifth Ave.
How Much: Free.

What: Aganjú,” by Bebel Gilberto
When: Aug. 17, 24 & 31. Dinner seating, 5 p.m.; show, 8 p.m.
Where: City Winery, 155 Varick St., b/t Spring & Vandam Sts.
How Much: Tickets ($50-$65) online at citywinery.com.

Rock on.

Photos: Shaun Regan; WireImage / Getty Images

summer music playlist!Make your MP3 player happy with tunes for road trips, pool parties, beach days, and hanging out under the starry sky.

LOCATIONS
Central Park SummerStage
69th St
@ 5th Ave
New York, NY
East Hampton Airport
200 Daniels Hole Rd
Wainscott, NY 11937
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Amsterdam Ave
@ W 62nd St
New York, NY 10023
Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheatre
1000 Ocean Pkwy
Wantagh, NY 11793
House of Vans
25 Franklin St
bt Meserole Ave & Quay St
Brooklyn, NY 11222
6 Delancey St
bt Bowery & Chrystie St
New York, NY 10002
212-533-2111
61 Wythe Ave
bt N 11th & N 12th Sts
Brooklyn, NY 11211
718-963-3369
155 Varick St
bt Spring St & Vandam St
New York, NY 10013
212-608-0555
Highline Ballroom
431 W 16th St
bt 9th & 10th Aves
New York, NY 10011
212-414-5994
Prospect Park Bandshell
9th St
@ Prospect Park W
Brooklyn, NY 11215
217 E Houston St
bt Ludlow & Essex Sts
New York, NY 10002
212-260-4700
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