M83, Big Black Delta: August 8, Central Park Summerstage, $35
Anthony Gonzalez brings his epic synth-pop project to the Central Park Summerstage. If you’ve ever wanted to relive your childhood while simultaneously leaving the earth’s atmosphere in a rocket ship, M83 has you covered.
Wednesday, August 8, 3 p.m. Central Park Summerstage, 69th St (At 5th Ave Entrance/Rumsey Field), Central Park; (212)360-2777.
Wild Nothing, Grimes, DIIV: August 9, Pier 84 (Hudson River Park), FREE
Hudson River Park’s RiverRocks concert series returns this Thursday to Pier 84. The lineup includes Jack Tatum’s blissfully bummed dream-pop project Wild Nothing, the summery guitars of DIIV, and everyone’s favorite avant-pop weirdo, Grimes. Weather permitting, this should be a great show.
Thursday, August 9, 6 p.m. Pier 84 (Hudson River Park), FREE.
StePhest Colbchella '012 — Rocktaugustfest featuring Santigold, Grizzly Bear, Grandmaster Flash, Fun. and The Flaming Lips: August 10, The Intrepid, FREE with RSVP
Stephen Colbert’s ingeniously titled festival will be held this Friday at the USS Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Expect some of Colbert’s faux-conservative antics alongside one of the best indie rock and pop bills this summer.
Friday, August 10, 7 p.m. Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, 700 West 46th Street (At 12th Ave); (212) 245-0072.
Up for more? Here are some bonus shows:
August 6: Tame Impala plays Music Hall of Williamsburg.
August 7 and 9: Bloc Party and The Drums play Terminal 5.
August 7: Tame Impala plays Music Hall of Williamsburg.
August 7: M. Ward, Yo La Tengo, Wyatt Cenac play Prospect Park Bandshell.
August 8: Heavenly beat plays Public Assembly.
August 10: Little Dragon and Frankie Rose plays Prospect Park Bandshell.
August 11: Real Estate plays Webster Hall.
Photo: Courtesy of M83, The Flaming Lips, Bloc Party