August 7 to 13, 2006



August 17

Antibalas – Marcus Garvey Park 7PM FREE

OK, I’m becoming predictable with yet another park event… But Anitbalas doesn’t play that often anymore and these shows are free, outdoors, and you’re much likely to see all kinds of folks you don’t see at regular shows. Antibalas’ music has definitely surpassed that of any Fela Kuti-informed contemporary American band I’ve witnessed – with daring improvisations, super-kinetic polyrhythms, stunning breaks, strange harmonics, and, in general, an expansion of the eclectic all-encompassing nature of the Afrobeat genre. Playing primarily for fellow Brooklyn underground rockers when they got going some years ago, this multicultural collective is one of the only acts whose been able to spread out way beyond their community - impressively gaining serious respect and adoration in world beat, funk, and other typically gated sonic communities. Tonight’s performance in Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park should illustrate the the way in wich Antibalas’ wicked grooves bring everyone together.



Charlie Haden Quartet West - Blue Note $35
Chris Isaak & Tristan Prettyman - Beacon Theater $62-$100
Cuba Gooding Sr. (the Main Ingredient), Chris Murray, DJ Lady D - South Street Seaport Pier 17 7PM FREE
Dancing on the Plaza – Salsa: Don Adolfo Orquesta Organizacion – Central Park The Charles A. Dana Discovery Center FREE
Gerald Cleaver – The Stone 10PM $10
Gnarls Barkley, Peeping Tom – Central Park Summerstage $35
Interracial – The Stone 8PM $10
Iron and Wine, Low, Califone - McCarren Park Pool $32.50
jessica lurie + lambic – ISSUE Project Room $10
Katell Keineg, Damon McMahon - Bowery Ballroom $15
Liza Minnelli - Asser Levy/Seaside Park, Coney Island 7:30 PM FREE
Losers Lounge: the Cure vs. the Smiths - Bowery Ballroom $20
Mat Maneri, Chris Speed, Oscar Noriega & Tonya Kalmanovitch – Tonic 8PM $10
Mephista: Sylvie Courvoisier, Ikue Mori & Susie Ibarra – Tonic 9:30 PM $10
Morning 40 Federation, Americans, The Waylons - Northsix $10
My Teenage Stride, Surprise Stranger, Stepwell – Cake Shop $6
Reggae Sunsplash: UB40, Maxi Priest, Toots and the Maytals, Third World, Rik Rok – Westbury Music Fair $57/$62
Spiegeltent: Diamanda Galas, O Death - South Street Seaport, Pier 17 $30
Steely Dan & Michael McDonald - Jones Beach Theater $65/$95
Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players, Corn Mo - Maxwell's $10
USAISAMONSTER, Fra Pandolph, Notes From the Underground - 119 Ingraham
Wayne Krantz – 55 Bar
Wu Tang Clan - Webster Hall $50







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