Concert schedule for live music shows in New York City in August

Check out forthcoming major live music shows in New York with our concert schedule for August, and buy tickets before these New York concerts sell out

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The Brain Cloud

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

Dennis Lichtman, of the lively New Orleans–style jazz band the Cangelosi Cards, leads a highly talented group of musicians into energetic Western-swing territory. A mainstay at Barbès and several other local haunts, the Cloud is one of the city's most dependably charming retro acts.

  1. Barbès 376 9th St, at Sixth Ave, 11215
  2. Mon Jul 28 - Mon Aug 25
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Mad. Sq. Music: Oval Lawn Series

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  • Free

You'll want to bring a picnic blanket to the 11th season of Madison Square Park's outdoor concert series—the Fatty Crew (that's restaurant trifecta Fatty Crab, Fatty Cue and Pig & Khao) will be dishing out some of their famous fare. Hosting a wide range of musical acts, the summer-long series kicks off with the folksy Suzanne Vega (June 19), followed by the clarinet-led Anat Cohen Quartet (June

  1. Madison Square Park 23rd St to 26th St, between Fifth and Madison Aves, 10010
  2. Wed Jul 30 - Wed Aug 6
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Sonny Landreth

  • Price band: 2/4
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Blues musician Sonny Landreth is underappreciated for the level of songwriting and guitar skill he's exhibited over his long career. But those in the know, namely fellow musicians like Allen Toussaint and Mark Knopfler, recognize him as one of the greats for his excellent country-tinged slide technique and ability to evoke images of his native Louisiana in pastoral song.

  1. Iridium 1650 Broadway, at 51st St
  2. Thu Jul 31 - Sat Aug 2
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Nine Inch Nails + Soundgarden

  • Price band: 3/4
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’Scuse us, what year is it, again? Though both Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden have comeback albums to promote—the impressive Hesitation Marks and the disappointing King Animal, respectively—you know you're going to hear plenty from these alt-rock icons' signature discs, NIN's The Downward Spiral and Chris Cornell & Co.'s Superunknown, which dropped on the very same day in March of ’94.

  1. PNC Bank Arts Center Exit 116, Garden State Pkwy
  2. Fri Aug 1 - Sat Aug 2
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Miley Cyrus + Lily Allen

  • Price band: 3/4
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Miley's Bangerz tour rolls on, with this rescheduled Long Island date. Original openers Icona Pop and Sky Ferreira have been swapped with sassy pop vixen Lily Allen, whose Sheezus sends up many of the tropes employed in the sensory-overloading stage show. Expect giant inflatable animals, copious costumed backup dancers and an abundance of unfettered twerking.

  1. Nassau Coliseum 1255 Hempstead Tpke, at Meadowbrook Pkwy
  2. Fri Aug 1
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Reignwolf + STRNGRS

  • Price band: 2/4

As Reignwolf, bearded Canadian bluesman Jordan Cook slings howling, fuzzed-out blues that has attracted the attention of rock vets. Despite not having released a debut yet, Reignwolf has toured with Black Sabbath and recorded at Dave Grohl's 606 Studios.

  1. Bowery Ballroom 6 Delancey St, between Bowery and Chrystie St
  2. Fri Aug 1
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Dick Dale

  • Price band: 2/4
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If the name Dick Dale doesn't ring a bell, maybe "Misirlou," the indelible anthem and de facto theme for Pulp Fiction, does. Dale has a deep catalog, his Eastern European–flavored surf rock influencing everyone from Eddie Van Halen to Jimi Hendrix. Even at 77, he still brings the heat onstage—right on time for sizzling NYC summer.

  1. Brooklyn Bowl 61 Wythe Ave, at North 11th St, 11211
  2. Sat Aug 2
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Mark Eitzel + Anders Parker + Death Vessel

  • Price band: 2/4
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The American Music Club main man headlines as a solo artiste, playing his down-tempo musical melancholia. Expect songs from his most recent opus, 2012's Don't Be a Stranger, like the brilliantly titled "I Love You but You're Dead" and the folk-toned, string-laden sweetness of "The Bill Is Due." Eitzel's sort of sadness will make you feel pleasantly warm inside.

  1. The Wick 260 Meserole St, between Bushwick Pl and Waterbury St, 11206
  2. Sat Aug 2
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