The Must-See NYC Rock Shows This Summer

Don’t be the annoying tourist this summer in NYC—we don’t care if Governor’s Ball is like, your total favorite. Us locals can’t even. Skip past those slow walkers and hit up these rad rock ‘n’ roll shows.

And for all you fellow New York punk rockers out there trying to survive the blistering heat in your leather biker jacket and hoards of people bumping into you, we’ve got you covered. You’ll be able to mosh all your angst out—and maybe even discover your new favorite band.

All of these shows are guaranteed good times. Be there or be square.

June 1

BODEGA LP release show with PILL/ Eaters (collab), Public Practice & DJ sets from The Mystery Lights at Sunnyvale

June 2

Dog Shepherd, Animal Show, Space Guest and Gesserit at Alphaville

June 3

NYNT Sunday Soul Scream (every Sunday this summer) ft. Ian Svenonius from Escape-Ism at Our Wicked Lady

June 4

Ice Balloons, Paint Fumes and The Guilties for Je T’aime Oh No at Berlin

June 5

Mark Perro Band, QWAM, Menjuje and Balldada at Saint Vitus

Hot Snakes, Vundabar and Meat Wave at Elsewhere

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June 6

The Off White, Nevva, Nice Knife, Desert Sharks and Inkmouth at The Footlight

June 7

Sloppy Jane “Kitchen Store”

Queen of the Scene (Northside Showcase) ft. Sloppy Jane, The Coax, and more at Sunnyvale

King Pizza Records (Northside Showcase) ft. El Silver Cabs, The Rizzos and more at Gutter Bar

Ears to Feed (Northside Showcase) ft. Cold Beat, Bambara and more at Secret Project Robot

Dull Tools Presents (Northside Showcase) ft. Future Punx, PILL and more at Our Wicked Lady

June 8

Indie Shuffle & PaperCup Music Presents (Northside Showcase) ft. Native Sun, Cale Hawkins and more at Our Wicked Lady

Queen of the Scene II (Northside Showcase) ft. Thick, Sharkmuffin and more at Muchmore’s

Shannon Shaw LP release show (Northside Showcase) at Brooklyn Bowl

June 9

Brokelyn and Supercrush Studio Present (Northside Showcase) ft. Grim Streaker, Yaasss and more at Knitting Factory

Sweet Static (Northside Showcase) ft. Big Bliss, Vamanos and more at Alphaville

(June 9-11)The Mystery Lights 45 Record Release show with Bodega, The Muckers and more at Our Wicked Lady

June 10

Boss Hog and Taiwan Housing Project at Elsewhere

June 11

Parquet Courts and Goat Girl at Elsewhere Rooftop

Peach Kelli Pop, The Beths and Thick at Alphaville

June 12

Eternal Summers, High Waisted and Overlake at Rough Trade

June 13

A Deer A Horse, No Men, The Mad Doctors and Ted’s Dead at Secret Project Robot

The Mad Doctors “Nerd Alert” BTRtv Live Studio

June 14

Shilpa Ray and Lola Pistola at Elsewhere

June 15

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard at Brooklyn Steel

Deaf Poets EP Release show at Berlin

Stuyedeyed, Grim Streaker and Ghost Funk Orchestra at Mercury Lounge

June 16

The Britanys and Rebounder at Rough Trade

June 17

Ellen & The Degenerates, Idles Bloom and Animal show at Elsewhere

June 18

Simon Joyner & The Ghosts, Straw Pipes and Hamish Kilgour at The Glove

June 21

The Unders, The ’94 Knicks, Hall Johnson and The Values at Gutter Bar

June 22

Sic Tic, NO ICE, Desert Sharks and Gingerlys at Alphaville

June 23

Las Rosas, Champagne Superchillin’ and Juan el Alto at Alphaville

June 26

Psych Rock ‘n’ Roll with Pearl Earl and Treads at Coney Island Baby

June 28-29

Punk Show Extravaganza ft. Ex-Girlfriends (last show & EP Release), The Othermen and more at Cape House

July 5

The Nude Party LP Release show at Rough Trade

July 6

Boy Pablo and Hoax at Baby’s All Right

Acid Priest EP release show with Smock, Dad and Whiner at Clash Bar

July 12

The So So Glos and Honduras Boat Show at New York Skyport Marina

July 14

Future Punx, Campo-Formio and Water From Your Eyes at Berlin

July 16

Navy Gangs, Dumb and Rips at Alphaville

July 18

Cutworms and Shy Boys at Mercury Lounge

July 20

Champagne Superchillin’ LP Release show at Our Wicked Lady rooftop

July 22

Sean Henry LP release show at Alphaville

July 27

Andy Animal’s Great Meltdown Funnabration 

The Great Meltdown Funnabration (upstate NY) at Uncle Pete’s Camp Ground

Evolfo at Elsewhere

July 29

Lost Boy?, Big Huge and Gobbin Jr. at Riis Park Beach Bazaar

August 2

Caroline Rose at Elsewhere Rooftop

Caroline Rose “Bikini”

August 11

Porches, Sunflower Bean and Crumb at East River Park Summerstage

The Breeders and Speedy Ortiz at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn Festival

Drugdealer and Jackson MacIntosh at Market Hotel

August 24

Annihilation Time, Hank Wood & The Hammerheads, Extended Hell, Barbed Wire and Sister Anne at Brooklyn Bazaar)