Summer in NYC is now in full swing and we’ve got a busy week of local shows already upon us. I’m getting stoked for two shows this weekend, which should both be stellar. Friday night I’ll be heading out on the Hudson to join Brothers Past on “the Big F-ing Boat” (aka the Rocks Off Concert Cruise). Saturday is all about catching White Denim rock out at the Bowery Ballroom, which is why I posted the video above from one of their Austin shows in march. I’m really digging their new album D and can’t wait to see them bring their dual-guitar madness to the Bowery this weekend.

Also, we just got word that Flying Lotus will be doing a free, “secret show” at LPR tonight at midnight…which is pretty rad if you can pull off the late-night midweek show. Read on for shows we recommend this week…

This week’s must-see shows in NYC:

Tuesday, 6/21/11
Alberta Cross w/ Ed Vallance, The Roof [email protected] The Rock Shop (Brooklyn)
Eddie Vedder, Glen Hansard @ Beacon Theatre
Flying Lotus @ LPR (secret/free Show @ midnight)
Galactic w/ Corey Glover, Corey Henry @ Brooklyn Bowl (Brooklyn)
Ivan & Alyosha @ One New York Plaza

Wednesday, 6/22/11
Alberta Cross w/ My Gold Mask, Smoke Fairies, Livestock Prospectors @ The Rock Shop (Brooklyn) Galactic w/ Dinosaur Jr., Fucked Up, OFF!, Henry Rollins @ Terminal 5
Eddie Vedder w/ Glen Hansard @ Beacon Theatre
Flying Lotus @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg (Brooklyn)
Galactic, Corey Glover, Corey Henry, & The Jamie McLean Band @ Brooklyn Bowl (Brooklyn)
Ozomatli @ Red Hook Park (Brooklyn)
Yellowbirds, Thieving Irons, Chairlift, Telepathe, Tearist @ Glasslands (Brooklyn)

Thursday, 6/23/11
Ivan & Alyosha @ World Financial Center

Friday, 6/24/11
Brothers Past @ The Rocks Off, Concert Cruise
Galactic w/ Corey Glover, Rich Medina, Corey Henry, & High And Mighty Brass Band @ Brooklyn Bowl
Sade & John Legend @ IZOD Center (Rutherford, NJ)
Thievery Corporation, Raphael Saadiq, Dam-Funk @ East River State Park (Williamsburg Waterfront, Brooklyn)

Saturday, 6/25/11
White Denim @ Bowery Ballroom

Note about Concert Listings:
For this week’s post, I used my “old standby” for concert listings, Jambase.