All the City’s a Stage

1. Animal Collective

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.

All the City’s a Stage