Bishop Allen, Rock Plaza Central. Taking a break from their busy schedule of not releasing an EP every month. South Street Seaport, 19 Fulton St. (at South St.), 212-732-7678; 7, free.
Way Down East. Newly restored print and musical score. Walter Reade Theater, Film Society of Lincoln Center, north side of W. 65th St. (betw. Broadway & Amsterdam Ave.), 212-496-3809; 7, $15/$20.
The Lolita Party. Get hot and sloppy with Andy D., The Mistakes, DJ Chrispy, sexy bartender Zachbot. Death by Audio, 49 S. 2nd St. (betw. Wythe & Kent Sts.), B’klyn, No Phone; 9, $6. www.myspace.com/thelolitaparty.
Crossroads. Slammin’ street art crossed with urban culture by Yushi aka Pesu (Old Souls), Andrew Cotton, Rodrigo Gonzalez, Andrew K Thompson & Mighty Tanaka (curator). Ad Hoc Arts, 49 Bogart St., Buzzer 22, Unit 1G (at Grattan St.), B’klyn, 718-366-2466; 7-10, free.
Pinchbottom’s Subconscious: Bottoms Over Broadway. Starring Amber Ray, Anita Cookie, Bastard Keith, Clams Casino, Tigger & more. The Collective Unconscious, 279 Church St. (at White St.), 212-352-3101; Thurs. & Fri. 10, $15.
Girls Against Boys. Twenty years later, and the battle continues to rage on. Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. (betw. Bowery & Chrystie St.), 212-533-2111; 8, $20.
The Coydogs, Marissa Nadler, TK Webb, Pale Hoarse, The Joints. Part coyote, part dog, part roots rock. Church of Messiah, 129 Russell St. (betw. Nassau & Driggs Aves.), 718-389-0854; 7am, $10.
Cursive. Honestly, an rock band with a cellist is okay in our book. Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St. (at 11th St.), Hoboken, 201-653-1703; 7, $15.
Noisettes. The band describes lead singer, Shingai Shoniwa, as singing like Billie Holiday on PCP—because there’s a woman who needed to be more heavily medicated. Studio B, 259 Banker St. (betw. Calyer St. & Meserole Ave.), B’klyn, 718-389-1880; 10, $10.
Gogol Bordello. The band performed with Madonna at the Live Earth concert, so expect a lot of talk about Kaballah in faux British accents at the upcoming show. The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (at 15th St.), 212-777-6800; 8, $25.
Neko Case, Eric Bachman. This is pre-electric Dylan (circa 1964) revived through Case, who they say came to fame forty years too late. But then we do need a reference, don’t you agree? Central Park Summerstage, Rumsey Playfield (entrance at E72nd St.); 212-360-2756; 7, free.
Bobby “Blue” Bland, Catherine Russell. Well into the fifth decade of his career, Bland can still get you into that sweet groove. Do not dare to show up without a date. Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th St. (at Prospect Park West), B’klyn, 718-855-7882; 7:30, $3 donation.
Battles, Singer. A little bit synthetic, all the way rockin. Studio B, 259 Banker St. (betw. Calyer St. & Meserole Ave.), B’klyn, 718-389-1880; 8, $14.
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