Prospect Park Bandshell; 8/2 at 7:30 p.m.; Prospect Park West at 9th St., Brooklyn; 718-965-8951
A soulful, honey-voiced wolf in hipster, electro-pop sheep’s clothing. Also: British, but with his latest eponymous album recorded in Nashville, the rock-and-roll city he now fittingly calls his home. A free Celebrate Brooklyn show with Dan Deacon and the Stepkids.
Union Pool; 8/3 at 2 p.m.; 484 Union Ave., at Skillman Ave.; Williamsburg; 718-609-0484
This week's installment of the bar's free backyard Summer Thunder series features the boogie-down stylings of the Los Angeles–based Dam-Funk, with Thanksgiving Brown.
Madison Square Park, Music on the Oval; 8/7 at 7 p.m.; Madison Ave. at 23rd St.; 212-538-5058
The final 2013 Music on the Oval show is steeped in the lowdown grooves of the Big Easy, with the Ivan Neville–led Jazz-fest regulars who this summer released the throwback album Dirty Word.
MetroTech Commons; 8/8 at noon; 2 Metrotech Center., at Jay St.; Downtown Brooklyn
Earlier this year, the enigmatic singer-songwriter and multiinstrumentalist released his first new music in 40 years. If you miss this lunchtime show, catch him again for free on August 11 in Central Park, along with José James, Hiatus Kaiyote, and a D.J. set by OP! of I Love Vinyl.
Pier 84 (Hudson River Park); 8/8 at 5 p.m.; Hudson River at W. 44th St.
Howling, irreverent guitar rock that, if it weren’t steeped in blue-collar ephemera, would threaten to veer into emo territory. With Ducktails, and Juan Wauters with Carmelle.
Prospect Park Bandshell; 8/9 at 7:30 p.m.; Prospect Park West at 9th St., Brooklyn; 718-965-8951
The Kingston-born pop-reggae stylist gets "Boombastic" for free at this Celebrate Brooklyn show. With TK Wonder.