Still Hot: Music This Weekend with Little Skips Block Party, AfroPunk Fest & More Free Shows!

It’s nearing the end of August, and dang.. it’s still hot. Thank goodness the sun is still shining summer rays because Brooklyn’s music scene is putting out just the same amount of heat. We’ve got 10 rad music events for you to catch a tan at this weekend including free festivals, a block party, booty dance party & more! #Getsome.

#10 Rivergazer, Flagland, Small Wonder, Sharpless @ Shea Stadium (THURS 9pm, $8)

Rivergazer‘s got this chill jangle folk rock sound going on that’s a purrfect match for this blogger’s Thursday evening. It’s their LP release party so show some love!

#9 Dead Gaze @ South Street Seaport (FRI 8pm, $FREE)

Mississippi’s Dead Gaze will awaken the ghosties you keep inside with their sludge-tinged alternative rock roar. Best of all, it’s free, it’s at sunset, and you can watch the pirate ships go by.

#8 Ponyhof, Nicholas Nicholas @ Cameo Gallery (SAT 10pm, $8 ADV / $10)

You know we love Ponyhof– afterall, she invited us into her cozy home for our Upstairs Invite series! Now it’s your turn to see her at her most personal- onstage at Cameo!


A lineup of various Brooklyn bands doing their thang on a Saturday night in local venue Radio Bushwick– sounds pretty chill to us.

#6 TEEN, White Hinterland, VietNam, Bebe Panthere @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar (FRI 8pm, $FREE)

Free show at a wonderful warehouse shopping center w/ epic headliners including former Bushwick Music Crushes VietNam and newcomer standout White Hinderland.

#5 Booty Actualized @ Body Actualized Center (FRI, 10pm, $5)

So the new age yoga and party venue Body Actualized just announced their weekly dance vibe party. This week Booty Actualized kicks of bodaciously with Golden Donna, Octa Octa, Sweet William, and Fast Times (DJ Set).

#4 Got Spunk? Get Some @ The Paperbox (SAT 1pm-1am, $?)

In the US we think spunk is that little bit of quirk that makes you a funky and special person. In the UK, spunk is a synonym for jizz. We’re not sure which they are referring to but it’s going to be a good night– according to them “a magical escapade into a realm of debauchery, a picnic for degenerates.” COOL.

#3 Kitty, Buckwheat Groats, AWKWAFINA, Maxo, Swag Toof @ Palisades (FRI 9pm, $7)

Ummm you know this show has got it going on. Don’t be fooled by the new stage name– expect Kitty Pryde in full force with other awkward girl rapper Awkwafina werking out “her vag” issues. TIGHT!

#2 Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Berry Park (SAT+SUN 10am-10pm, $FREE)

Hell yeah, The Afropunk Festival is back! Though it can be a mob scene it’s totally worth braving the sun and crowds to enjoy the unique flavor that this free festival offers. Showcasing the black community’s most innovative artists, the lineup this year features D’Angelo, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Trash Talk, The Internet, Tecla, Thee Satisfaction, Shabazz Palaces & more!

#1 LITTLE SKIPS END OF SUMMER BLOCK PARTY! @  Little Skips (SUN 11:30am-6pm, $FREE)

This free party will be the talk of the town this Sunday! Our lovely community will gather around beloved coffeeshop Lil Skips for a day full of coffee, facepaint, games, and music! Free sets from The Yin Yangs, Baby Acid, A Rex & J Rex, Haybaby, Pill, and Hippy.

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