While in the dog days of summer it’s tempting to feel incredibly burned out by sun, booze, and an overload of summer shows, think back. Way back. To 2005 in fact. When you belted out All American Rejects lyrics guilt free in the shower. When Tyson Ritter told you to move along, you jumped. For Fun. For Freedom. To Feel Alive. Those days are long gone, but your spirit is still there, albeit buried beneath pounds of beer gut and mounds of heartache. But we’re here to change that, to make you better again. When we tell you it’s time to get back on your feet and get out to those concerts, MOVE ALONG!

#10 DIEGO CLARE *ALBUM RELEASE* w Buffalo Moon / James Tillman / Cannonball Statman @ BABY’S ALL RIGHT (SUN 8pm, $5)

Local Bushwick songwriter Diego Clare debuts his shit this Sunday at Baby’s All Right in Williamsburg alongside a bunch of pals!

#9 Sean Nicholas Savage / Nicholas Nicholas / Jerry Paper / CE Schneider Topical @ Death By Audio (FRI 8pm, $8)

This sick bill features Montreal’s finest, Sean Nicholas Savage, alongside BD faves Nick Nick.

#8 Woodsman, Cloudland Canyon, Psychic Reality, Seabat, Velvet Zombie @ Palisades (THURS 9pm, $5 adv/ $7)

Palisades is rocking out with cheap and rad shows almost every night! This evening Woodsman gets the crowd psychedelic with their epic rock sound and playing soome new material, including “Further” (above) which premiered on Stereogum a few days ago.

#7 Simonetti/Burns/Black/Suarez @ Bossa Nova Civic Club (SAT 10pm, $FREE)

Who even knows what to expect on a Saturday night at Bossa Nova. Lucky for us, they released the lineup of their show ahead of time, and we just  know things are going to get weird, esp in the company of a whole bunch of mysterious headliners we can’t seem to find online.

#6 BangOn!NYC presents: “Short Shorts 3: From Dusk ’til Dawn” feat. Navid Izadi (Wolf + Lamb), The Scumfrog, and more @ Secret BK Location (SAT, 10pm, $20-40)

It’s a BangOn! Party. By now you should know what to expect. In case you’re a new reader, here are some key points:-A giant inflatable slip ‘n slide!-Open pit BBQ -Sing-along piano lounge -Circus Performers -Body painting -Pancakes at dawn – &MORE!

#5 Young Male, DJ Dog Dick, Dope Body, CO LA, Sadaf, Jib Kidder, Gobby, Eartheater +MORE @ Europa (SAT 8pm, $15 adv, $25)

The one to watch on this bill is Eartheater. We don’t want to ruin the surprise. Just come with high expectations and ready to get weird.

#4 DJ Judi Rosen, Midnight Magic, The Naked Heroes, Sleepies @ Rippers (SAT 6pm, $FREE)

Tiki Disco at Ripper’s. Photos by Griffin Dolan.

Free music is always awesome, especially in the company of lots of different types of people and on the beach! Come live out the end of summer at Ripper’s in Rockaway this Saturday.

#3 Wild Ones, My Body, Psychic Twin @ Glasslands (FRI 9pm, $10)

There’s no reason not to cough up $10 to see this bill, esp Wild Ones, the Portland-based pop band who’ve crooned their way deep within our hearts.

#2 Emet In Exile House Party: Cave Cricket, Huge Pupils, Chimes, The Makeout Club @ 255 Jefferson (SAT 8pm, $FREE)

If your favorite Saturday night includes staying local, donning your jorts and earplugs, not spending a cent, and having the best time ever, Emet has gotchu covered. The venue in exile hosts a house party with free booze (and BYOB) and a bunch of kewl bands.

1. The Men, Purling Hiss, Honey, Friend, Pegasus Warning (DJ Set)@ Brooklyn Night Bazaar (FRI 8pm, $FREE)

The Men

We’re always impressed by the Brooklyn Night Bazaar’s free music lineups, but DAMN, Death + Taxes is raising the bar. This show is not to be missed.