Tonight! Kronos, Man Man, Lovvers
The Kronos Quartet's latest effort, the Middle Eastern-themed Floodplain, was "inspired by the idea that areas prone to devastating flooding will experience creative rebirth after a catastrophe," which is great news for New Orleans residents with exclusive access to an ark. The famed "new music" ensemble's Prospect Park Bandshell performance is free and open to the public.
The one and only Man Man will play at the East River Park, also for free. This freaky viking-vaudeville five-piece does "a bizarre mix of Tom Waits, Frank Zappa, and carnival music."
British lo-fi outfit Lovvers are the good-natured soulmates of Wavves, minus the latter's classic self-destructive tendencies and intelligible vocals. They're warming things up at the Cake Shop.