This week in music:
The Afro-Punk festival announced its 2011 line-up. Artists include Janelle Monae, Cee-Lo Green, Fishbone, Santigold and Cerebral Ballzy. The concert will take place Commodore Barry Park on August 27 and 28. It’s free, and details are at the Afro-Punk website.
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists will kick off the Village Voice’s new 4Knots Music Festival with a free show at South Street Seaport on July 9 at 6 p.m. It may not be in Brooklyn, but it’s good music for free.
Brooklyn duo Cults have been creating a lot of buzz since their EP “Go Outside” dropped, and their self-titled debut album will be out soon — you can stream their record over at NPR. They play the Music Hall of Williamsburg June 9.
The Seaside Summer Concert Series will be moving. The event, formerly held at Asser Levy/Seaside Park, will be moving to West 21st Street in Coney Island, according to the New York Times. This year’s line-up is still forthcoming.
Shows this week:
5/24 Hardcore Gig Volume 154: Miasmal, Innumerable Forms, Impalers, Internal Rot, The Acheron, 8 p.m., all ages
-True People’s Ceremony for Tohoku Disaster: John Medeski, Billy Martin, Steven Bernstein, Club d’Elf featuring Hassan Hakmoun and Brahim Fribgane, Wicked Knee, Marco Benevento, Marshall Allen, Brooklyn Bowl, 8:30 p.m., $20-100
-Deli BEAF: Best of Emerging Artist Fest – Fifth Nation, Huff This!, Lucius, Lacrymosa, Norman -Vladimir, Bird Call (Record Release), Waking Lights, Daniel Wayne, Turner Cody, Knitting Factory, 7 p.m., $8-12
5/25 City Lights presents: Money/Paper/Hearts, Vegan Coke +more TBA, The Acheron, 8 p.m., all ages
-Edan/Paten Locke/Willie Evans Jr/Fresh Daily, Southpaw, 9:30 p.m., 21+, $12
-Miniboone, Mainland, Jangula, Brooklyn Bowl, 8 p.m., free
-Deli BEAF: Best of Emerging Artist Fest – Turkuaz, Zongo Junction, YC The Cynic, Kendra Morris, -KAGERO, Knitting Factory, 7:30 p.m., $8-12
5/26 Stornoway/Sea of Bees, Music Hall of Williamsburg, 9 p.m., 18+, $15
-City Lights presents: Holy Mess, Banquets, Elway, Arliss Nancy, Living Room, The Acheron, 8 p.m., all ages
-Candy Apple Red Presents: The Broosevelts, Pink Flag, Let Me Crazy, Uncontrolled, The Autistics, Trash Bar, 8 p.m., 21+, $8
5/28 DARKROOM 2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY: Brooklyn’s Official Dubstep Monthly / Bare / Vaski / Residents: Dave Gee / Trigon / Code-D / Diggadee MCC, Music Hall of Williamsburg, 10 p.m., 18+, $20-25
-Summer Thunder Series: The Rocksteady Yetti Outdoor Megaburnout W/ DJ Pumpkin Belly, Misery Creep, L.L. Fauntleroy, Musical Crown & Musical Guests Mike Bones Brigade & -Snakedudes, Union Pool, 4 p.m., 21+, free
-Big Freedia and The Divas, Rusty Lazer, Brooklyn Bowl, 11:55 p.m., $5
5/30 Mamma Rice Cabaret, Public Assembly, 8 p.m., 21+, $10