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BLACK MAGIC

With the weather warming up, you might be thinking about planning a camping trip. The closest and most convenient spot we know of is at the Wild Project this weekend, where downtown talents Amber Martin and Nath Ann Carrera are pitching their tents at Witch Camp. “Learning yurts,” delightful camp rituals (such as something called “Morning Horses/Blood Sacrifice”), and classic campfire songs by Black Sabbath, Yoko Ono, Pink Floyd, and more will surely prove more interesting than all that nature stuff you could find outside the city. But if they offer you a necklace with tannis root, head for the door.

Fri., April 18, 8 p.m.; Sat., April 19, 8 p.m.; Sun., April 20, 8 p.m., 2014

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AMERICAN THURSDAY NIGHT

Looking back over the past decade and a half, does any artist have as many great deep cuts as Brad Paisley? For instance, the best love song off 2003’s Mud on the Tires was the sweet, shrugging “Make a Mistake” and 2011’s This Is Country Music arguably peaked with “Camouflage,” a tribute to the military coloration that can make anyone “blend in in the country and stand out in the fashion world.” Last year’s Wheelhouse, though pleasantly strange, was track-for-track his weakest album in more than a decade. But fear not: Paisley’s live shows feature not only self-designed stage lighting reminiscent of the Pink Floyd laser shows the singer surely attended as a kid, but also set lists composed almost entirely of past glories.

Thu., Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m., 2014

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The Empire State Building’s Halloween

Marc Brickman, who is known for spectacularly illuminating concerts from Pink Floyd to Bon Jovi, puts on a spooky light show with music at the Empire State Building. Can’t make it? You can watch it here.

Thu., Oct. 31, 8:30 p.m., 2013

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Young Galaxy

Young Galaxy might be a celestially-inclined dream pop band from Montreal, oft-compared to Galaxie 500 (fitting) and Pink Floyd (I don’t understand), but their Polaris-nominated, synthesizer-studded album Ultramarine was a sublime descent into the dark side of doomed ‘80s new wave. As frontwoman Catherine McCandless lets her soaring Kate Bush vocals fly, she sings of the evening’s pretty boys to come, qualifying, “For you I am a gangster” on “Hard To Tell.” Let’s see if she delivers the same promise to the Knitting Factory Brooklyn. With Mister Lies, Brothertiger.

Wed., Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m., 2013

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THE HORROR

The Italian progressive rockers formerly known as the Cherry Five entered horror-movie history in 1975 when, Pink Floyd being unavailable, Goblin stepped in at the last minute to score Dario Argento’s ultraviolent giallo classic Profondo Rosso. Combining the technical smarts of bands like Genesis and King Crimson with the emotional techne of film composers like Bernard Hermann, Goblin specialized in quick, economical scores that imbued heavy arrangements with emotional subtlety and quiet moments with sweet, sweet paranoia. Arguably their finest score, 1977’s Suspiria is a creepy hybrid of over-the-top electric art rock and acoustic medieval evil. For their first North American tour, Goblin consist of founding members Massimo Morante (guitar) and Claudio Simonetti (keyboards), synth player Maurizio Guarini, and Simonetti’s later rhythm section.

Sun., Oct. 6, 8 p.m., 2013

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Allman Brothers Band

With guitars curling around the beat like whips around posts, the Allmans stitch musical textures that rival even Pink Floyd. Add to that a groove as hypnotic as early Santana and a bluesy home-cooked charm seasoned by over 40 years of tragedy and triumph, and you have a world-class live act. Greg Allman, Dickey Betts, and company have gone down into the realm of Hades more times than Odysseus—that original Ramblin’ Man—and they always return to the world with their undying songs that seem able to weave and unweave the very fabric of time.

Sat., Sept. 7, 7 p.m., 2013

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Roger Waters

Before former Pink Floyd vocalist-bassist Roger Waters had even played a date of his current world tour (on which has him playing, singing, and reenacting every note of the band’s classic The Wall) he’d spent an estimated $60 million just to stage it. The show was an eye-popping (and, thanks to an ace backing band, note-perfect) extravaganza when it stopped through Madison Square Garden in 2010, and the wall itself was 35-feet-wide and 240-feet-wide. Now for tonight’s Yankee Stadium performance, he’s promising a wall over two times the size and a show to match.

Sat., July 7, 8:45 p.m., 2012

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The Black Angels

Earlier this year, the Black Angels closed out the main stage of their hometown’s massive three-day Psych Fest before bringing a stunning set of hypnotic, ultra-reverberated, ’60s-style psychedelic rock to the Voice’s 4Knots Festival. Tonight they’ll be playing their Velvet Underground– and Pink Floyd–influenced acid rock after sets by the drone-tastic Psychic Ills, whose music is freaky enough to replace the Doors’ on the soundtrack to Apocalypse Now, and the minimalistic Exitmusic, whose Aleksa Palladino has appeared on Boardwalk Empire and has a singing tone as dramatic as the storylines.

Oct. 29-31, 8 p.m., 2011

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Cave In

In their first run, the ever-changing Cave In began as a screamy and fiery hardcore group, then became space-rock astronauts and later turned into some weird amalgamation of the two. Their growing pains were obvious, and it’s no wonder they had to take a break in 2006. Now, after reforming in 2009, the quartet is releasing their first full-length, White Silence, on Tuesday. It’s like they never left: On it, they meander, nick a few Pink Floyd chord changes here, and make oblique astronomy references there. Catch them before they run low on life support again. With Make Do and Mend and James Plotkin.

Thu., May 19, 7 p.m., 2011

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‘Roger Waters: The Wall Live’

Pink Floyd maestro Roger Waters is resurrecting his 30-year-old midlife crisis masterpiece, The Wall, for its first full performances since the Berlin Wall fell. Since then, bands as diverse as the Pet Shop Boys and Kor, have covered songs from the album as they face their own crises. This tour’s singular demonstration of tearing down a wall: Waters’ Pink Floyd bandmate David Gilmour, with whom he’s shared some very bad blood over the years, will sing “Comfortably Numb” at one of these gigs.

Tue., Oct. 5, 8 p.m.; Wed., Oct. 6, 8 p.m., 2010