The summer’s modern day-songs calendar is bustling, as spring postponements find contemporary dates and as new events from anxious performers continue to spring up.
Relaxing appears waft across city. The singer-songwriter Tomberlin sets up at New music Hall of Williamsburg, débuting music from her new album, “i really do not know who desires to listen to this . . .” (June 10). Pursuing the mellow pandemic launch “What We Drew,” the dwelling d.j., singer, and producer Yaeji performs her subtle dance tracks at Brooklyn Steel (June 19). At Webster Hall, fragile new music emanates across the stage, with the beaming sunshine soul of Corinne Bailey Rae (June 24) and the ethereal aspiration-pop electronics of Purity Ring (June 25). At Kings Theatre, the Baltimore band Seashore Home runs by way of a lush, hypnotic catalogue (July 19-20).
The serene is disrupted by a string of rap performers pushing out in different instructions. On Could 18, the Atlanta group EarthGang lets unfastened the bluesy entice of its latest album, “Ghetto Gods,” at Brooklyn Steel. The exact same working day, at Terminal 5, the throwback indie label Griselda, from upstate New York, unites key figures from its roster—Westside Gunn, Conway the Machine, and Benny the Butcher. On Could 20, the sounds team Damage Reserve and the evasive duo Armand Hammer go on a co-headlining tour, at Warsaw. The Compton rapper Buddy shares SoCal bounce beats with a group at Bowery Ballroom, on June 23. And at Webster Corridor, on June 27, Lil Tracy, the scion of musicians, melds melodic rap and emo.
Summer time temperature delivers a slew of worthwhile open-air displays. As aspect of its Summer Live performance Series lineup, the Rooftop at Pier 17 provides the rapper Pusha T (June 16), the Kathleen Hanna-led punk-rock band Bikini Kill (July 8), and the Rock and Roll Corridor of Famer Elvis Costello (Aug. 11). The sci-fi bandleader George Clinton guides an ensemble of performers from his famed funk collective, Parliament-Funkadelic, throughout Central Park’s SummerStage, on June 15. The BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival 2022 invites an eclectic solid of people to the Prospect Park Bandshell, opening with the modern-day sax colossus Kamasi Washington (June 8) and continuing with performances from the Afrobeats pioneer Davido (June 17), the soul-fusion band Khruangbin (Aug. 4), and the neo-soul grasp Erykah Badu (Aug. 5).
Stadiums welcome a wide-ranging class of off-heart stars. J Balvin, the Prince of Reggaetón, descends upon Barclays Centre, with collaborations from his album “Jose,” on May well 22. Forest Hills Stadium hosts indie-folks artists, the two contemporary and familiar—the Justin Vernon-fronted experimental undertaking Bon Iver (June 3), the soft-spoken millennial bard Phoebe Bridgers (June 16), and the chamber-pop troupe Fleet Foxes (Aug. 13). And, at Madison Square Backyard garden, the summertime commences and finishes with trailblazing bands—HAIM, a sister trio that has developed repeatedly, up to and through the 2020 album “Women in Songs Pt. III” (May possibly 17), and Rage From the Device, legendary rap-rock revolutionaries who consider in excess of the hallowed location for a week (Aug. 8-9, Aug. 11-12, and Aug. 14). ♦