Time again for Good Shows, our weekly roundup of what’s good in live music.
The LOT LIC Music & Film Series, an eight-week summer party, makes its debut in Long Island City this weekend. It’s a free event, with music on Saturdays and film on Thursdays. We know what you’re thinking: no G train service will make it impossible to go. Not true! You can take the 7 to Court Sq. or the N to Queensboro Plaza and it’s a quick jaunt from there. This week’s performers are Sinkane, Takuya Kuroda and DJ D-Felic. 43-29 Crescent St, Long Island City, Saturday, August 2 from 3-9 p.m., tickets free
How much fun are Mucca Pazza? They’re a 30-piece marching band that give riotous performances, and their name comes from the Italian word for “mad cow.” So, there you go. If that video above isn’t enough to convince you, we don’t know what is. Brooklyn Bowl, Williamsburg, Friday, August 1 at 8 p.m., $12
Drowners are a rock band made up of New York and Welsh musicians. They released their second album in January, and have been touring extensively ever since, helping out Cage the Elephant and SKATERS on their European tours. Now they’re on their first headlining tour, and take the stage at this week’s Bazaar. Brooklyn Night Bazaar, Greenpoint, Friday, August 1 at 7 p.m., tickets free
Roses are a Brooklyn-based rock band with a lead singer whose voice you might recognize because he was formerly at the front of Deer Tick. They call on influences like Velvet Underground, and do a cover of “Sweet Jane” that’s lo-fi fun at its finest. They play three shows this weekend in Brooklyn. Death by Audio, Williamsburg, Friday, August 1 at 8 p.m.; Cake Shop, Bushwick, Saturday, August 2 at 8 p.m.; Silent Barn, Bushwick, Sunday, August 3 at 8 p.m., tickets $10
Dave Hodge of Broken Social Scene and Leah Seigel of Firehorse make up Leisure Cruise. The two began collaborating after Hurricane Sandy, and credit the disaster with much of the inspiration behind their debut album, Double Digit Love. They’re on the road now promoting their forthcoming album, Sailing, due out this fall. Baby’s All Right, Williamsburg, Tuesday, August 5 at 8 p.m., $8
FKA Twigs is a badass British chick with sex and sass to spare. To borrow a phrase from a fellow badass, Twigs is on the edge of glory; her last album, EP2, earned rave reviews, and she has an album called LP1 coming out mid-August. Her voice is twinkling, sparse and precise. This is going to be a weird show. Webster Hall, East Village, Wednesday, August 6 at 8 p.m.