Summer is almost coming to an end, but there's still time to go out and catch some rays. While you're out there, why not catch a show or two? There's a ton of amazing concerts hitting up the Big Apple in August. One of the biggest rappers in the scene today makes his way to Terminal 5, a longtime power pop group headlines Rough Trade NYC, and the power of dubstep will take over Playstation Theater. Check out our list of 10 great shows in New York City in the following month. Tickets are on sale to the general public right now.
Friday, Aug. 4
Danish alternative rock group Mew are on the road plugging their new studio album Visuals, which features the single "85 Videos". The band will rock Brooklyn with support from electronic outfit MONAKR.
Thursday, Aug. 17
Girl In A Coma member Nina Diaz will make her way to Rough Trade NYC in support of her debut studio album The Beat Is Dead. The 13 track record was produced by Diaz and Manuel Calderon, who worked on GIAC's Trio B.C. album.
Monday, Aug. 21
Australian rockers Midnight Oil return make their return to Terminal 5 on their second North American leg of the Great Circle 2017 world tour. The band are best known for their hits "The Dead Heart", "Blue Sky Mine", and "Truganini." Joining them as support are fellow Aussies The Living End, who are touring in support of their latest album Shift.
Americana outfit Old Crow Medicine Show head to Brooklyn Steel in support of 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde, which finds the band performing Bob Dylan's classic Blonde on Blonde album in its entirety. Opening the show is rising country star Joshua Hedley.
Wednesday, Aug. 23
While on the road, rapper Aesop Rock was busy working on the score for the upcoming film Bushwick, which comes out on Aug. 25. Two days before the film's release, he'll hold a special performance inside Music Hall of Williamsburg with support from Grimace Federation.
Friday, Aug. 25
Iconic power pop outfit The Flamin' Groovies are bringing their classic '70s lineup together for their new studio album Fantastic Planet, which is set to be released on Sept. 22. The band will be making a stop inside Rough Trade NYC in the midst of their Northeast trek. NYC power pop band Baby Shakes will open.
Lil Yatchy brings his biggest NYC headlining show to date inside Terminal 5, and tickets are quickly disappearing. Back in May, he released his debut album Teenage Emotions, which debuted at number five on the Billboard Top 200 chart.
Saturday, Aug. 26
Dubstep producer Zomboy brings his massive Rott N' Roll North American tour to Playstation Theater, and he's not coming alone. Trampa, Dr. Ozi, and GLD will help deliver the jams throughout the night. Zomboy is promoting his new Rott N' Roll EP, which is slated to come out in the near future.
Tuesday, Aug. 29
Chillwave act Washed Out bring the Mister Mellow tour to Brooklyn, and tickets are getting low. The act is touring in support of their new studio album Mister Mellow, which was released on Stones Throw Records. This is the long awaited follow up to 2013's Paracosm, which includes the single "It All Feels Right."
Swedish electronic outfit Little Dragon return to the States with a new record in hand. Season High, which is out on Because Music, is the follow up to their 2014 Grammy nominated release Nabuma Rubberband, and it features the singles "High" and "Sweet." Opening the show is Xavier Omär.