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20 Watts Picks the Best New York City Concerts for July 13 by tjwell01
The Siren Music Festival

The Village Voice's Siren Festival is this Saturday at Coney Island

Every Monday, we’re going to keep you guys updated with 20 Watts’ weekly concert picks in New York this summer and Syracuse during the school year. There are always awesome shows in the city, and most of this week’s are the best kind — the free ones.

1) Dirty Projectors, Williamsburg Waterfront at 2 p.m. on July 19th [FREE!]

The Dirty Projectors are one of the hottest indie rock bands this summer and this concert is especially interesting, considering it’s one of their first since suffering a car crash in Michigan last months. The opening acts will be Magnolia Electric Co. and White Denim.

2) M83‘s Anthony Gonzalez, World Financial Center Winter Garden at 9 p.m. on July 14th [FREE!]

No it’s not the whole band, but one member of M83 is better than none. Anthony Gonzalez will accompany a production by video artist Janet Biggs — the shoegazing at this concert should be well worth the trip downtown.

3) Village Voice’s Siren Music Festival, Coney Island from 12 to 9 p.m. on July 18th [FREE!]

We’re most excited for Japandroids, Micachu and the Shapes, The Raveonettes and the Tiny Masters of Today. There also a bunch of other under-the-radar groups if you check out the websitel.

4) Wavves and Real Estate, Bowery Ballroom at 7 p.m. on July 15th [$13 in advance and $15 at the door]

This is the riskiest show of them all. Wavves is coming off a meltdown in Barcelona, Spain — so the show could suck, or you could witness Wavves’ reawakening. Real Estate, however, is worth checking out.

****UPDATE: According to Brooklyn Vegan, Wavves frontman Nathan Williams broke his wrist skateboarding recently but is still scheduled to play the Bowery Ballroom show. That’s bad ass.****

— Jett Wells, Editor-in-Chief


I usually wouldn’t take the risk with Wavves, but for $13-15, and seeing Real Estate, it might be worth it.

Comment by johncassillo

I’d totally pay $13 to see Wavves meltdown! The Spain catastrophe sounded hilarious.

Comment by caitlindewey

Yeah, I’m not going to that one. Let me know how Anthony Gonzalez is tonight, Caitlin!

Comment by tjwell01

Abe Vigoda is also playing sometime this week, and Superchunk/Versus (of mid-90s fame) are playing South Street Seaport on Friday.

Worth checking out!

Comment by 20watts

hell yeah this is such a good week for shows. too bad white denim can’t play the pool party sunday, but they added crystal antlers instead, which should be cool too.

Comment by lp

Wavves was pretty dope, Woods killed it…writeup coming soon

Comment by crumblymuffin

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