Electric Zoo: AVICII, Four Tet, Scuba, Joy Orbison, Tiësto, Bassnectar, Moderat, A-Trak, David Guetta, Boys Noize, Zedd, Diplo, Steve Aoki, Armin van Buuren, and more: Randall's Island, August 30, 31, and September 1, $139/Day or $359/3 Day Pass
For EDM fans in the New York area, nothing beats the three-day extravaganza that is Electric Zoo. Bringing together a broad lineup ranging from megastars like AVICII to more subtle acts like Joy Orbison and Four Tet, the festival has something for fans of electronic music of all stripes. Beware excessive gold lamé.
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 30, 31, and September 1, 10 a.m., Randall's Island; Randall's Island, NY.
Cajmere, Liars, Lil Silva, IO Echo, Jon Hopkins, and Miles: MoMA PS1 Warm Up, August 31, $15
Warm Up rolls on with an awesomely eclectic lineup this weekend, filled with experimental rock and electronic tunes in equal measure. Highlights include art-rock mainstays Liars and producer Jon Hopkins, who consistently makes some of the best dance music around.
Saturday, August 31, 12 p.m. MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue; Long Island City, NY; 718-784-2084.
CT5: DIIV, Mac DeMarco, Widowspeak, MINKS, Chris Cohen, Heavenly Beat, Beach Fossils, Blouse, and more: The Well, August 31 and September 1, $15
Celebrate five years of indie label Captured Tracks with two days of awesome bands. The first day includes Brooklyn guitar dudes DIIV and Canadian slacker Mac DeMarco, while day two has appearances from Beach Fossils and the always-great Widowspeak. We highly recommend heading out for both.
Saturday and Sunday, August 31 and September 1, 4 p.m., The Well, 272 Meserole Street (between Bushwick Avenue and Waterbury Street); Brooklyn, NY; 347-383-3612.
Up for more? Here are some bonus shows:
August 26: Braids plays Glasslands.
August 26: Joan of Arc and CO LA play Mercury Lounge.
August 28: Emeli Sande plays Central Park Rumsey Playfield.
August 28: Mac DeMarco plays East River Amphitheater.
August 28: Mumford & Sons, The Vaccines, and Bear's Den play Forest Hills Stadium.
August 28: Pure Bathing Culture, Mary Alouette, and Tiger Dare play Glasslands.
August 29: Les Savy Fav, Delorean, and Special Guest play House of Vans.
August 29: Ty Segall, VietNam, and David Novick play Music Hall of Williamsburg.
August 29: Blouse plays Other Music.
August 29: Classixx, Digitalism, Lou Teti, Le Youth, Plastic Plates, and Malandro play Output.
August 29: Light Asylum, Celebration, Mirror Mirror, and Lone Wolf play Bowery Electric.
August 30: Ty Segall and David Novick play Bowery Ballroom.
August 30: Blouse plays Glasslands.
August 30: Har Mar Superstar plays Knitting Factory Brooklyn.
August 30: Yacht plays Music Hall of Williamsburg.
August 30: Bat For Lashes plays Webster Hall.
August 31: Jon Hopkins, Paul Raffaele, and Justin Strauss play Cameo Gallery.
August 31: Grooms, The Flag, and Saave play Death by Audio.
August 31: Friends Greatest Hits, Haribo, Test Icicles (Dev + Sam) DJ Set play Glasslands.
August 31: Main Attrakionz play Knitting Factory Brooklyn.
August 31: Omar Souleyman plays Pioneer Works.