Oi, we’ve got the August blues. The summer is in its dog days and the days of roaming the streets in next to nothing are feeling extra ephemeral during this humidity wave (we’ll stop talking now). In the end,  it’s going to end to matter what. So what if the sidewalk stinks? Get your ass to a show.

#5 L.A aka Latasha Alcindor / She Real / Bridget Perez @ Silent Barn (THURS 8PM, $10)

Get your Thursday night buzz on with rapper and postitivity populator L.A aka Latasha Alcindor.

#4 Pancakes and Whiskey’s Birthday Bash: Emily Wells, Psychic Twin, The Meaning of Life @ Rough Trade (SAT 8PM, $12/15)

“FREE George Dickel 12-Year Whisky from 8pm-9pm  Half-Priced Sixpoint Bengali IPA while supplies last.” So… you can get a badass concert with BD faves Psychic Twin, while drinking for free, and helping music blog Pancakes & Whiskey celebrate their bday? Good deal!

#3 Krill // Big Ups // LVL UP // Stove // Palm @ Palisades [EIS Weekend] @ Palisades (FRI 8pm, $10)

Exploding in Sound‘s extended weekend festival goes from Boston to New York overnight, landing with this “chestnut of a show” on Friday, featuring some of the best DIY Punks in the game.

#2 James Thomas Marsh ´®®˙ Record Release Party @ Secret Project Robot (FRI 9PM, $5)

We heard a little rumor that this “album release” is actually a dildo release party. There’s only one way to find out.

#1 ELEMENTS Outdoor Music & Art Festival 2015 @ 691 Colombia St, Gowanus (SAT 1PM, $30-60)

BangOn! is one of the most accessible rage vibes in all of NYC- and Saturday they take their party godliness over to Red Hook, where they host Elements, an all-day beach party on the waterfront with some really serious musicians- Shpongle, Paper Diamond, and XXYYXX. What else? We’ll tell you what else: 4 stages- Earth/Wind/Water/Fire, large-scale themed art installations, 3D projection mapping, death-defying aerial performances, magnificent art cars, decadent food trucks, exotic clothing/jewelry vendors, rides, slides, circus performances, and “an entire new world to experience.” If you can’t make it to the day jammer, the afterparty is just a stone’s throw from Bushwick at The Wick/The Well.