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.