Anamanaguchi, Ghost Beach, CRNKN: Webster Hall, August 16, $16
If you want pure, unadulterated, mind-melting entertainment from a band, look no further than New York's Anamanaguchi. This act specializes in chiptune rock that sounds like your childhood Nintendo got into Heisenberg's secret stash. Get ready.
Friday, August 16, 10 p.m., Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th Street (between Third and Fourth avenues); 212-353-1600.
Twin Shadow, Autre Ne Veut, Elliphant, and Million Dollar Mano: Central Park SummerStage, August 17, FREE
Another week, another Central Park SummerStage concert. This time, though, two of our favorite bands are hitting the stage, with Twin Shadow's nostalgia-soaked pop and the heart-on-your-sleeve R&B of Autre Ne Veut. Perfect.
Saturday, August 17, 7 p.m., Central Park SummerStage, 69th St (At Fifth Ave Entrance/Rumsey Field), Central Park; 212-360-2777.
Out In The Streets: Pictureplane, Rush Midnight, Heliotropes, Doldrums, Ava Luna, Wild Yaks, Dan Friel, and more: 1820 Flushing Avenue, August 17 and 18, $20
If you haven't made it out to Ridgewood this weekend is as good a time as any. The Out In The Streets festival takes over the neighborhood for Saturday and Sunday with some of our favorite acts. Pictureplane's emotive dance music and Doldrums' laptop-pop experiments should be particular highlights.
Saturday and Sunday, August 17 and 18, 1 p.m., 1820 Flushing Avenue (between Johnson and Onderdonk avenues); Ridgewood, Queens; No phone.
Up for more? Here are some bonus shows:
August 12: Pictureplane, Heartsrevolution, Kitty Pryde, and Chippy Nonstop play 285 Kent.
August 13: Whirr, Nothing, and Dead Leaf Echo play Saint Vitus Bar.
August 14: EL-P, Killer Mike, Despot, and Kool A.D. play Webster Hall.
August 15: Nick Hook, Cakes Da Killa, H.O.M.E. Team, and Flash Frequency play 285 Kent.
August 15: Habibi plays Pianos.
August 16: Medicine, Weekend, and Leverage Models play Music Hall of Williamsburg.
August 17: oOoOO and Mystery Skulls play (le) Poisson Rouge.