June 1 at South Street Seaport
The out-there critics’ darlings from Brooklyn perform for free, with East River sailboat traffic as their backdrop.
2. Roky Erickson
June 2 at Castle Clinton
R.E.M. and the Jesus and Mary Chain brought attention to this off-kilter, under-the-radar Austin rocker with a tribute album in the nineties; this way-downtown show is his second-ever performance in New York.