For real this time (after the fakery of yesterday). These are the free ones, beasts. You know, the lineup we've been clamoring to get word of for months. Paid events be durned; we like to be the sweatiest of all sweaty monsters at the outdoor space...for the cost of naught!
Rain or shine, the seven free shows take place at the Williamsburg Waterfont on Sunday afternoons beginning on July 11. Soon!
Lineup as below.
July 11 Deerhoof + Xiu Xiu doing Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures // Why? // Fang Island // Pictureplane
July 18 Murder City Devils // Obits // Jeff the Brotherhood // Silverghost
July 25 Cap 'N Jazz // Lightning Bolt // No Age // The Death Set
August 1 The Pool Parties presents Free Block Party at Brooklyn Bowl Lineup TBA
August 8 Curated by MODULAR RECORDS Cut Copy // Memory Tapes // Restless People // Glasser
August 15 Curated with Doug Defalco !!! // Lee Fields and the Expressions // The Strange Boys // Future Islands
August 22 Curated by Fools Gold Chromeo // SECRET GUEST // The Suzan // Telephoned
August 29 SECRET GUEST // SECRET GUEST // Delorean // Dominique Young Unique
Now entering it's 9th year, the Seaport Music Series, presented by River to River, returnd for another summer of great free music on NYC's Pier 17. Rain or shine, the festival's summertime Friday night shows (which kick off tonight!) showcase some of the best new artists, established acts, and a gorgeous view along downtown Manhattan.
Now entering it's 9th year, the Seaport Music Series, presented by River to River, returnd for another summer of great free music on NYC's Pier 17. Rain or shine, the festival's summertime Friday night shows (which kick off tonight!) showcase some of the best new artists, established acts, and a gorgeous view along downtown Manhattan
For the second consecutive year, the teams behind the Seaport series and Insound have compiled the free 2010 Seaport Music/Insound Digital Mix Tape. Featuring tracks from bands slated to perform at this summer's concert series, the download also hosts two bonus tracks from new artists debuting on Seaport Music Records.
Grab the album here. Performers and dates as below.
July 2 - Woven Bones and Yellow Fever July 9 - Bear in Heaven and Zola Jesus July 16 - Thee Oh Sees, Golden Triangle and So Cow July 23 - Free Energy, Best Coast and Loose Limbs July 30 - Avi Buffalo and Chad VanGaalen Aug 6 - YACHT Aug 13 - The Wedding Present
So much good music news to share today. A lot in the vein of summer concert series lineups being announced, and hey, we're all for that, especially when they come in the form of free and friggin' amazing. The latest set I've got my eye on is the Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series which takes place in Brooklyn.
The 28th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series performances will be held Monday nights (7:30pm) at Wingate Field, which is located on Brooklyn Avenue between Rutland Road and Winthrop Street opposite Kings County Hospital. Shows run from July 12 through August 23.
Your performers (and might I add, some really really great ones) for the free series are...
July 12 George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic // The Ohio Players
July 19 An Evening with Toni Braxton
July 26 Musiq Soulchild // Crisette Michele
August 2 Salt-N-Pepa // Naughty By Nature // Slick Rick
August 9 An Evening with Aretha Franklin
August 16 Gospel Night Bebe & Cece Winans // Fred Hammond
"Bring night, bring the night on...bring a little bit of dance, bring a little bit of song...". Sia sings such the sentiment in a new tune from upcoming album, We Are Born, and that is precisely what a sold-out crowd at New York City's Terminal 5 were welcomed to last night. Touring in support of the singer's forthcoming 5th studio release, the velvet-voiced vocalist treated fans to an extensive 17-song set that included most of her new material, along with the iconic pieces that have made her an international wonder.
If you've seen the singer's live performances before, you'll know that a perfect pairing of youthful amusement and wonder complement her well-seasoned and pristine vocals. Set on a stage with amps, mics and instruments covered in knitted adornments, a land of colorful stripes housed Sia and her backing band, much like a flaxen-haired fairy placed within the settings of her own personal Candyland. Entering the stage with a glowing "unic-horn", the crowd rumbled with anticipation and excitement as she began the opening sequence of The Fight(which repeats the album title in childlike fashion before launching into a set of funky riffs).
From the moment the song ended, it was evident that her most dedicated fans would be an integral part of the show. Accepting gifts from excited guys and gals, Sia bantered with the crowd between songs and offered up anecdotes about Twitter and costumes, while excitedly searching for friends in the audience.
But it's her delivery that is the driving force behind her success and adoration. Simply standing (with little movement) behind the mic, Sia let her voice carry through the crowd, as evidenced on the powerful belters like I Go to Sleep, Lentil and Breathe Me. These softer interludes offered an emotional respite between her pop-tingers like Clap Your Hands(her current single) and Never Gonna Leave Me(which we once heard live slowed down for a wedding, but gets the dance treatment on the album recording).
Overall, Sia's captured the essence of a mature woman entering her teens...a truly special and unique "big girl, little girl".
Last night's set list follows the below images, with video of You've Changed, Bring Night and Soon We'll Be Found after that. Full gallery of pictures can be found here.
The Fight Buttons Big Girl, Little Girl Little Black Sandals You've Changed Oh Father Lentil Bring Night I Go To Sleep Never Gonna Leave Me The Girl You Lost to Cocaine Cloud Clap Your Hands You Have Been Loved Breathe Me - - - Co-Dependent Soon We'll Be Found
Considering the ridiculous amount of time I am spending on the site redesign (no, this is not the final look...but it's getting there), I have to do something in order to get the most coverage and information out to you. Otherwise, I feel as though I'm severely neglecting all my duties.
That said, I'm instituting what will (hopefully and time-permittingly) be a daily/first-up-in-the morning post, called Beastly Bits. I'll throw you a handful of links in regards to who's doing what, where people are performing and what new music is hitting my inbox.
I'll still be doing normal posts at slightly infrequent times throughout the day, but this will serve as a piping hot breakfast of yummy treats. Let's eat!
The Ting Tings will be the musical guest on Saturday Night Live on January 16.
P!nk will perform at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards. Watch her acrobatic live performance of Soberhere.