3 posts categorized "south street seaport"

07/26/2010

Smoke on the Water: Best Coast and Free Energy Played the South Street Seaport

Almost to the point of embarrassment, I finally made my way to the South Street Seaport for the free summer Friday shows this past week. Not for lack of quality artists, but more for the fact that a day job that doesnt recognize early end-of-week dismissals (umm, boo!) and a slew of other shows to attend, the bill of Free Energy and Best Coast was the perfect diversion from daily activities to where we put our foot down and said, "No. No more work...tonight we enjoy..." And so we did.

 

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On an afternoon/early evening that saw the heat soar and the humiduty reach even higher, it was a refreshing change of pace to head down to the southernmost stretches of Manhattan for fun times with rad friends and cool bands. Best Coast kept it light and breezy with a number of songs from the recently released debut album, Crazy For You. Philly's Free Energy got the crowd in all sorts of sing-along spirits, even if we don't particularly care for their style of tunes. Seriously, Dream City? I liked it better when Norman Greenbaum first used the riff in Spirit in the Sky.

 

Regardless, we high-fived a ton of our most fun friends and made it through the evening without getting rained on, even though our super sweaty-soaked shirt could make it seem otherwise.

 

View pictures from the entire affair here.

 

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mp3: Best Coast - Thats The Way Boys Are (Lesley Gore Cover)

   

 


07/16/2010

Beastly Bits #115

YES! It's Friday, and we made it through another beast of a week. So much excellent stuff going on this weekend that we'll dive into below...


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...and you bit-ta be present at all of 'em. Ha-ha...oh puns!

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The Grates' front-woman, Patience Hodgson, got a makeover, but is she stealing Sia's aesthetic? You be the judge. link

 

The South Street Seaport Music Fest has Thee Oh Sees, Golden Triangle and So Cow tonight. It's free and starts at 6:30pm. link

 

Siren Fest 10 is tomorrow, down on Coney Island. Another free fun time and the weather is shaping up nicely. Listen to the EVR preview show here, and get set times at this link.

 

The Pool Party brings Murder City Devils, Jeff the Brotherhood, Obits and Silverghost to the Williamsburg Waterfront on Sunday. Yep, this is a free one too. link

 

Last night was the premiere of Belly of the Beast on East Village Radio. I debuted tracks from Cut Copy, The Count & Sinden (featuring Mystery Jets), and Jenny Wilson stopped by the booth for an interview and live acoustic performance. Hit the archived show here.

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mp3: Wale - Beast


07/02/2010

Seaport Music Schedule and Free Album!

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.

  

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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.

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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

  

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mp3: YACHT - The Afterlife



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