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Dance Outdoors


Paul McCartney
Yankee Stadium; 7/15 and 7/16 at 8 p.m.; 1 E. 161st St., at River Ave., the Bronx; 718-293-4300
He played the inaugural show at Citi Field in 2009 and Shea Stadium in both 1965 and 2008; now Macca performs in the Bronx, with a set list spanning 50 years.

Death From Above 1979
East River State Park; 7/22 at 5:30 p.m.; 90 Kent Ave., nr. 13th St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 347-297-9470
The recently reunited dance-punk duo first bulldoze your ears with noise then hold your body captive with urgent rhythm.

Wiz Khalifa
Central Park Summerstage, Rumsey Playfield; 7/25 at 7:30 p.m.; 69th St. at Fifth Ave.; no phone
Repetition has been good for the “Black and Yellow” rapper, who just picked up the Best New Artist honor at this year’s BET awards. He’s outdoors with Big Sean and Chevy Woods.

Stone Temple Pilots
East River State Park; 7/25 at 5:30 p.m.; 90 Kent Ave., nr. 13th St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 347-297-9470
If Scott Weiland can keep his onstage rants to a minimum, this should be a pleasant night of nostalgia courtesy of the nineties rockers, who last year released their first album in a decade.


Patti Smith
Castle Clinton National Monument at Battery Park; 7/14 at 7 p.m.; Broadway at State St.; no phone
The indefatigable 64-year-old punk queen plays a free River to River show. Tickets are first-come-first-serve and are available beginning at 5 p.m. (Also, we probably don’t have to tell you this, but you should get there early.)

Hudson River Rocks, Pier 54; 7/14 at 7 p.m.; West St. at 13th St.; 212-627-2121
Ladies rule the outdoors when Portland-based singer-songwriter Merrill Garbus is joined by Katie Stelmanis and the gothic, mood-altering pulsing beats of her band, Austra.

The Radio Dept.
South Street Seaport ; 7/15 at 7 p.m.; 19 Fulton St, at South St.; no phone
The Swedish Grammy nominees have been around since 2002, but they’ve only recently begun to perform their gauzy synth pop Stateside, last year being the first time. With Asobi Seksu.

4Knots Festival
South Street Seaport ; 7/16 at 1 p.m.; 19 Fulton St., at South St.; no phone
The former Siren Fest has changed names and boroughs but still delivers a stellar cast for the low, low price of free. This year it’s a tourist-friendly lineup of Black Angels, Davila 66, Titus Andronicus, Oberhofer, Mr. Dream, and so much more.

Ezra Jack Keats Family Concert
Celebrate Brooklyn, Prospect Park Bandshell; 7/16 at 3 p.m.; Prospect Park West at 9th St., Park Slope, Brooklyn
Grammy-winning Dan Zanes & Friends returns for the annual show, with special guests including Andrew Bird, the Brooklyn Youth Orchestra, and dancers from the Bed Stuy Veterans.


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