Upcoming music & nightlife events

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Catch three free concerts at Hudson River Park this month

Another of New York's summer institutions is finally back with three free concerts. Previous RiverRocks series have offered indie-rock luminaries like Ted Leo and Deerhunter, and this year's lineup doesn't disappoint, with a trio of big-name British bands heading the bill. Wild Beasts + Mutual

Goodbye, Tommy Ramone

Everyone knows that the Ramones gave rock & roll a new attitude, a new fashion and a new name, all handily referred to as punk. But what makes their music so enduring, and endearing, is how classic it sounds: Flail around to “Blitzkrieg Bop,” “Judy Is a Punk” or “Sheena Is a Punk

Linda Miller: Legendary Ladies of Music

  • Price band: 2/4

Singer, actor and vocal impersonator Miller takes on a wide range of great dames that somehow includes Beyoncé, Ella Fitzgerald, Tina Turner, Nicki Minaj, Moms Mabley and Jessye Norman.

  1. Stage 72 158 W 72nd St, between Columbus Ave and Broadway
  2. Sun Jul 13
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Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

  • Critics choice
  • Free

This musical dad from North Carolina brings parent-approved hip-hop beats to the city that never sleeps (well, except for naptime). Listen to tunes from his newest release, Underground Playground, plus a few of his older hits, including "I Gotta Be Me." All ages.

  1. Crotona Park Fulton Ave to Crotona Park East, between Crotona Park North and Crotona Park South
  2. Sun Jul 13 - Fri Jul 18
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Cubhouse Sundays

  • Critics choice
  • Free

DJ/VJ Joe Fiore brings you this weekly happy hour for friendly fuzzballs and their many admirers. Bottled beer will set you back just $3, well drinks are $4, and free hot dogs will offset all the booze.

  1. The Stonewall Inn 53 Christopher St, between Seventh Ave South and Waverly Pl , 10014
  2. Sun Jul 13
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Peter Frampton + The Doobie Brothers + Matthew Curry

  • Price band: 2/4

At Jones Beach, ’70s rock heroes come alive for a nostalgia-soaked celebration of warmer, friendlier times. Submit to the rose-tinted charms of "Baby I Love Your Way" and "Listen to the Music."

  1. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Jones Beach
  2. Sun Jul 13
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Bonobo + Cibo Matto + Odesza

  • Free

The U.K.’s Simon Green is the man behind Bonobo, a Ninja Tune recording persona responsible for some very left-field downtempo electronica. Here he heads a well-matched bill featuring resurgent ’90s pop eccentrics Cibo Matto, gigging in the wake of their comeback LP, Hotel Valentine.

  1. Central Park SummerStage Mainstage Rumsey Playfield, Central Park, enter at Fifth Ave and 72nd St
  2. Sun Jul 13
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Jane Monheit's Jazz Party

  • Price band: 2/4

Jane Monheit’s name no longer sets off controversy in the jazz world: Now confident onstage, she’s settled into the career of a singer who can please jazzers, pop fans and cabaretters alike. This summer she jams at Birdland in a weekly Sunday evening set.

  1. Birdland 315 W 44th St, between Eighth and Ninth Aves
  2. Sun Jul 13
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Johnny Thunders's Birthday Bash

  • Price band: 1/4

John "Johnny Thunders" Genzale—of New York Dolls and Heartbreakers fame—would be celebrating his 62nd birthday Tue 15. Come smash a few pint glasses in honor of the late hard-living OG NYC punk at this marathon tribute gig, topped by ex-Heartbreaker and Bowery Electric mainstay Walter Lure.

  1. The Bowery Electric 327 Bowery, between 2nd and 3rd Sts
  2. Sun Jul 13
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Phish

  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

The peerless jam band has come back with a vengeance since re-emerging five years ago, and Trey Anastasio & Co. have plotted yet another epic summer tour. The Vermont quartet’s East Coast run includes this trio of gigs at Randalls Island, where they’ve never played before. The shows are sure to

  1. Randalls Island Park Robert F. Kennedy Bridge, at Randalls Island
  2. Sun Jul 13
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