Beirut, Electric Zoo, & More Awesome Shows This Week

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Beirut, Little Scream: Rumsey Playfield, August 29, $32
Everyone’s favorite Balkan-inspired crooner is back with a late-summer show at Rumsey Playfield. While this may be one of your last trips to Central Park for a concert this season, we can’t think of a better way to usher out August than with Zach Condon’s lilting vocals and nostalgic storytelling.
Wednesday, August 29, 6 p.m., Rumsey Playfield, 69th St at Fifth Ave; No Phone.
Julia Holter, Hundred Waters, Moon Diagrams: August 31, $15
Ekstasis, Julia Holter’s second album, is a miracle of musical craftsmanship. Just listening to the record can be a transportative experience, with Holter’s arrangements taking the listener to far off, nearly magical landscapes. In live setting, Holter has a similarly transfixing effect, and it’s not to be missed.
Friday, August 31, 8 p.m. Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey Street (between Bowery and Chrystie); 212-533-2111.
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Electric Zoo: A-Trak, Luciano, David Guetta, Axwell, Benny Benassi, Nick Catchdubs, Wolfgang Gartner, AbdeCaf, Rusko, Steve Aoki, Tiesto, Skrillex, The Bloody Beetroots (DJ Set), Diplo, Boys Noize, Zeds Dead, Apparat, and more: August 31, and September 1 and 2, Randall’s Island, $299 for Three Day Passes
Electric Zoo, New York City’s annual EDM extravaganza returns for three days of electro, house, techno, trance, and everything in between. For those of you with an insatiable desire for neon and gold lamé, three-day passes are still available. The rest of us may want to select our days more carefully.
August 31, and September 1 and 2, 11 p.m. daily, Randall’s Island; No Phone.
Up for more? Here are some bonus shows:
August 28: Telepathe and So So Glos play The Rock Shop.
August 28: Black Spaceship (Cosmo Baker + Prince Language) play the OUR SHOW Issue 2 release party at SOHO Grand.
August 29: Angel Haze plays S.O.B.’s.
August 29: Oberhofer, Bleeding Rainbow, and Heavenly Beat play Brooklyn Bowl.
August 30: Xiu Xiu and Talk Normal play Bowery Ballroom.
August 30: Fang Island plays the Music Hall of Williamsburg.
August 30: Yacht plays Beeckman Beer Garden.
Photos: Via Ticketmaster, David Guetta/Facebook, Tiesto/Facebook
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