Stevie Nicks, July 2, Beacon Theatre, $59
Last week we pointed you to Best Coast’s take on Fleetwood Mac’s Rhiannon . While Bethany gave it her all, there’s still something about Stevie Nicks voice that’s impossible to replicate. For those of you who want the real thing (no offense to Bethany), tonight’s show at Beacon Theatre will span Fleetwood Mac classics and years of solo material. If you’re a fan, this is a can’t-miss opportunity.
Monday, July 2, 8 p.m., Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway (between 74th and 75th); 212-465-6500.
Guided By Voices, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The War on Drugs, Cloud Nothings, July 7, Central Park Summerstage, FREE
While the original CBGB has been replaced by a John Varvatos, from July 5th through the 8th, the legendary venue will return as a city-wide indie rock festival. Best of all, while CBGB Festival passes will cost you $70 (still worth it, in our opinion), Saturday’s show, headlined by indie rock legends Guided By Voices, is absolutely free.
Saturday, July 7, 3p.m. Central Park Summerstage.
Todd Terry, Light Asylum, NGUZUNGUZU, Trust, Arca (ft. HBA), July 7, MoMA PS1, $15
The alternative to the indie mega-show in Central Park is the kickoff to the always great M0MA PS1 Warm Up series. This Saturday features a genre-bending lineup of electronic artists including Los Angeles duo NGUZUNGZU, darkwavers Light Asylum, and legendary DJ and producer Todd Terry.
Saturday, July 7, 2 p.m. PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101; 718-784-2084.
Up for more? Here are some bonus shows:
Bobby Womack plays the Music Hall of Williamsburg. July 3.
Beat Connection plays the Brooklyn Knitting Factory. July 5.
Octo Octa plays Glasslands. July 7.
Scissor Sisters play Terminal 5. July 6 and 7.
Photo: Courtesy of Beacon Theatre, Central Park Summerstage, The War on Drugs