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Sounds of Summer

Seven outdoor music events to check out this week.

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The Wedding Present
South Street Seaport; 8/13 at 7 p.m.; 19 Fulton St., at South St.; 212-260-4700
Earlier this year, the Brit indie-rock legends played their classic 1989 LP, Bizarro, in its entirety on tour. This time, they’ll play from their entire catalogue (which generated 18 U.K. Top 40 hits). FREE!

Neon Indian
The Beach at Governors Island; 8/14 at 6 p.m.; 212-260-4700
Crazy-haired 22-year-old Alan Palomo writes and produces all the music for his synth-y, nostalgic project, but brings along a couple of cohorts when performing onstage. FREE!

?uestlove
MoMA P.S. 1; 8/14 at 2 p.m.; 22–25 Jackson Ave., at 46th Ave, Long Island City; 718-784-2084
The legendary Roots drummer and leader of the Late Night With Jimmy Fallon band showcases his encyclopedic knowledge of music with a D.J. set at the museum's outdoor Warm Up party. Rounding out the lineup are These Are Powers, Treasure Fingers, and a D.J. set by Kingdom.

Chief
The Rock Yard; 8/14 at 4 p.m.; 354 Wythe Ave., nr. S. 2nd St.
The melodious Cali quartet, whose debut album Modern Rituals comes out next week (check out the video for their dreamy single "Night and Day") play the more grassroots, gravel-filled counterpart to Jelly NYC's East River Park shows with Frankie & The Outs, Minks, and Total Slacker. Also on hand: food, booze, DJs, and a slip 'n slide. FREE!

!!!
East River State Park; 8/15 at 2 p.m.; 90 Kent Ave., nr. 13th St., Williamsburg; 718-302-5050
The impossibly named dance-masters have a new album, Strange Weather, Isn't It?, out this month on Warp Records, and you can stream the lush track "The Most Certain Sure" here. They play a Jelly NYC party with Lee Fields, the Strange Boys, and Future Islands. FREE!

Public Enemy
Central Park SummerStage; 8/15 at 3 p.m.; Rumsey Playfield, 69th St. at Fifth Ave.; 212-360-2756
The revolutionary rappers are still fighting the power decades later on the twentieth anniversary of their influential album Fear of a Black Planet. They bring along up-and-comer Blitz the Ambassador for a free Central Park SummerStage show. FREE!

Dr. Dog
The Beach at Governors Island; 8/15 at 6 p.m.; 212-260-4700
Harmonizing Philly boys (name-checked by both Lou Reed and Kanye West) whose invigorating live show belies their rootsy music. With Eli "Paperboy" Reed and the True Loves, and Chief. FREE!


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