Father John Misty, Wild Nothing: Terminal 5, July 24, $25
Over the years, Joshua Tillman has released albums under his own name, drummed for Fleet Foxes, and given some hilarious interviews. But it's his first album of psych-folk as Father John Misty that is truly making him a star. Meanwhile, opener Wild Nothing remains one of the best guitar bands around.
Wednesday, July 24, Terminal 5, 610 W. 56th Street (between 11th and 12th avenues); 212-582-6600.
Foxygen and Thao & The Get Down Stay Down: Pier 84, July 25, FREE
Sam France and Jonathan Rado's Foxygen project mixes '60s folk with modern pop, while fellow Bay Area-native Thao Nguyen captures relationship turmoil with wit and humor. Together, they make for a highly recommended free show.
Thursday, July 25, 6 p.m., Pier 84 (Hudson River Park between 43rd and 44th streets); No phone.
Bob Dylan, Wilco, Beck, Ryan Bingham: Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, July 26, $39.50
Billed, quite accurately, as "Americanarama," Bob Dylan's current tour pairs him with indie-rock mainstays Wilco, mercurial alt-rocker Beck, and more. And with tickets substantially lower than the usual Dylan outing, it's a perfect chance to get your folk on.
Friday, July 26, 6 p.m., Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy; Wantagh, NY; 516-221-1000 .
Up for more? Here are some bonus shows:
July 22 and 23: Fun. and Tegan & Sara play Hudson River Park.
July 23: Franz Ferdinand plays Glasslands (DJ and listening party) .
July 23: ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead play Maxwell's.
July 24: Smith Westerns play Music Hall of Williamsburg.
July 24: Rustie plays Output.
July 24: The Drums, Tamaryn, and Kilo Kish (DJ Set) play Prospect Park.
July 24: Dawes play The Capitol Theatre.
July 24: New Order and Holy Ghost! play Williamsburg Park.
July 25: Matt Pond, Ex Cops, and Laura Stevenson play Brooklyn Bowl.
July 25: Heliotropes play a FREE show at the Brooklyn Museum.
July 25: Luke Temple, TEEN, and White Bike play Knitting Factory Brooklyn.
July 25: Ducktails plays MoMA Nights.
July 25: Adam Green, Binki Shapiro, Hooray For Earth play Music Hall of Williamsburg. Hosted by Tim Harrington of Les Savy Fav.
July 25: James 'DFA' Murphy vs. Eric 'Dunks' Duncan play Output.
July 25: Tegan & Sara play the Paramount.
July 26: Tamaryn, Mirror Mirror, and Haribo play 285 Kent.
July 26: Bob Dylan, Wilco, and My Morning Jacket play Pier A Park, Hoboken.
July 26: Small Black, American Royalty, and Joywave play a FREE show at Bowery Hotel.
July 27: Woods and Alex Bleeker & The Freaks play Bowery Ballroom.
July 27: Jerome LOL plays Glasslands.
July 27: Bob Dylan, Wilco, My Morning Jacket, and Beck play Jones Beach.
July 27: A Guy Called Gerald, Ben UFO, Majical Cloudz, Daniel Avery, and Roosevelt play PS1 Warm Up.
July 27: Action Bronson, Pictureplane, Jamaican Queens, Tiki Disco, MC Todd, Death Threat, World's Fair, Galleon, Full Service, The Moon Dudes, Big Ups, Joe Pickle play Roberta's Bushwick Block Party.
July 27: Kronos Quartet, Amon Tobin, Dan Deacon, Jherek Bischoff, Bryce Dessner of The National, play a FREE show at Damrosch Bandshell.
July 28: Mission of Burma plays Maxwell's.
July 28: The Gaslight Anthem and The Hold Steady play Pier 26.
July 29: Heavenly Beat plays Cameo Gallery.
Photo: Via Bob Dylan, Ticketmaster, Hudson River Park.