BAMAugust 6, 2015
Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen
BAM

12 PM / Free
www.bam.org

Known as "one of the true innovators of New Orleans-style piano blues", singer/pianist Jon Cleary and his blues-funk group have made a name for themselves in New Orleans. They will be closing out the MetroTech R&B festival with some soul, R&B, and heavy bayou funk.

 


 

Brooklyn BowlAugust 7, 2015
DJ Neil Armstrong
Brooklyn Bowl

11:30 PM / $8
www.brooklynbowl.com

The "founding father of the DJ Collective '5th Platoon'", DJ Neil Armstrong is a born and raised New Yorker who has made his mark on "Mixtape Culture". This hip hop giant has spun along such big names as The Roots, Biz Markie, Busta Rhymes, and Wyclef Jean.

 


 

BarbésAugust 8, 2015
Rana Santacruz
Barbès

10 PM / $10
barbesbrooklyn.com

Referenced as either "Mexican Bluegrass or Irish Mariachi", Rana Santacruz (formerly of La Catrina) is a story teller influenced by The Pogues, Tom Waits, and general folk music. His acoustic sounds have been praised by both NPR and the Washington Post.

 


 

Jalopy TheatreAugust 10, 2015
Kyle Morgan
Jalopy

8 PM / $10
www.jalopy.biz

Experimental rock artist Kyle Morgan is a philosophizer, one who draws influence from traditional Americana and country/blues. With Beatles and Kinks-like sounds, this musical chameleon is traveling the world and bringing with him an artistry of word and melody.

 


 

Baby's All RightAugust 11, 2015
Summer Moon
Baby's All Right

8 PM / $12
www.babysallright.com

Made up of members from The Strokes, Au Revoir Simone, and The Like, Summer Moon is an up-and-coming indie pop group. Debuting just last December, the group has unveiled their first full track, "Happenin' (Blue Room Mix)" online.

 


 

Union HallAugust 12, 2015
Surgeons In Heat
Union Hall

7:30 PM / $8
www.unionhallny.com

Rock/R&B trio Surgeons In Heat bring such feisty, soulful sound, that they received "lots of thumbs-ups from rock critics and college radio DJs" before they even released their first full album. With to-the-point tunes, Popmatters called this band nearly "the definition of finesse".

 


 

The Bell HouseAugust 14, 2015
Cruel Summer 80s Dance Party
The Bell House

8 PM / $10
www.thebellhouseny.com

Go back in time and party with the "premier '80s-covering wedding band"! Alt-wedding group The Engagements will be bringing you all the 80s covers you could ever want, featuring songs by The Cure, Hall & Oates, Madonna, and more.

 


 

LittlefieldAugust 21, 2015
Colors NYC
Littlefield

11 PM / $10-20
www.littlefieldnyc.com

Enjoy the collective dance experience at COLORS, a monthly party in NYC and LA created for good music and good people. It's all open; "No VIP. No dress code. Just good, epic fun."

 


 

Hill Country BKAugust 22, 2015
Radio Birds
Hill Country

9 PM / Free
music.hillcountrybk.com

In 2013, Radio Birds completely reinvented themselves with a whole new lineup and sound. Now, this "hairy" rock and roll band has won the 2013 Masquerade Musicians Showcase, played SXSW, and blown way beyond their former self could ever have imagined.

 


 

Music Hall of WilliamsburgAugust 25, 2015
Melody's Echo Chamber
Music Hall of Williamsburg

8 PM / $18
www.musichallofwilliamsburg.com

Dream pop/psychedelic rock artist Melody Prochet is the mastermind behind solo project Melody's Echo Chamber. With influences such as Erik Satie and Stereolab, Prochet's music has been praised as "sweet, psychedelic, and magical".

 


 

The Rock ShopAugust 29, 2015
Gowanus
The Rock Shop

8 PM / $10
www.therockshopny.com

Born near their Brooklyn namesake, experimental rock group Gowanus "infuses elements of jam-based [improv], electro-funk and straight up the middle, American rock 'n roll". This sample-heavy group is currently working on an EP, as well as touring the Northeast.

 


 

The Knitting FactoryAugust 31, 2015
Samuel Proffitt
Knitting Factory

8:30 PM / $10
bk.knittingfactory.com

Indie electronic artist Samuel Proffitt made lemonade with his career, which all began when his roommate passed away and his girlfriend left him in one fell swoop. His "chill" sound is constantly dropping lush soundscapes that vary from gentle ambiance to dance-worthy pulses.


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