Even though it’s freezing, concert promoters are already gearing up for summer shows. The first of the summer park shows has been announced: Passion Pit will be playing a Celebrate Brooklyn benefit (read: it’s not free) at Prospect Park on … More
The New York Times reports that Spike Lee is throwing a huge bash in honor of the late Michael Jackson‘s 51st birthday. It was originally supposed to be in Ft. Greene, but it was soon apparent that thousands were expected … More
Image: Newscom New York Philharmonic rehearsing in North Korea in 2008 Sorry to be late on this, but The New York Philharmonic is playing their free summer shows this week and next. On Tuesday night they played at Central Park … More
Afrobeat legend Femi Kuti and The Positive Force played a free show for Celebrate Brooklyn last night at the Prospect Park Bandshell. Thankfully the rain gave up for one day and it was beautiful out. The place was packed and … More
Image: Newscom Animal Collective in London in 2007 Animal Collective is playing Celebrate Brooklyn’s Prospect Park Bandshell on August 14, as was previously known, but now they have announced a second night at the bandshell on August 15! Tickets go … More
Image: Newscom David Byrne at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium on December 8, 2008 That’s right, David Byrne for free. The Talking Heads lead singer and music legend will play Celebrate Brooklyn‘s Opening Night Gala on June 8 at the Prospect Park … More
Animal Collective are turning out to be one of the biggest, most popular bands these days. What with their critically acclaimed album Merriweather Post and their much improved on live shows, they are today’s It indie band. How better to … More
If you aren’t at the All Points West Festival this weekend, check out these other shows: Friday: Lila Downs @ Prospect Park Bandshell (Free) Hercules and Love Affair @ Irving Plaza Black Sheep, Jamie Drastik, and Pimp Ninja @ Highline … More
Here’s the free stuff that’s going down this weekend: Friday: Brother Ali @ South Street Seaport Saturday: Roy Hargrove Big Band @ Central Park Summerstage Sunday: Black Lips, Deerhunter, King Khan and His Shrines @ McCarren Park Pool Jamie Lidell … More
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While I am in Chicago this weekend for the Pitchfork Music Festival I’ll be missing plenty great shows in NYC: Friday Mary Weiss of the Shangri-Las @ South Street Seaport (free) Matmos @ (le) Poisson Rouge Deerhoof @ Prospect Park … More
The New York Philharmonic will be playing for free tonight in Prospect Park and tomorrow night in Central Park on the Great Lawn. They start at 8 p.m. but I would get there early to get a good spot. Perfect … More
Ah summer. Another weekend, another long list of free shows. Here’s this weekend’s schedule: Friday: Brazilian Girls @ Prospect Park Band Shell No Age @ South Street Seaport The Breeders @ Other Music (must have tickets) Rennie Harris Puremovement (hip-hop … More
While many people are going away, including me (I’m hitting up the Jazz Festival in Montreal!), there is tons going on in NYC for your listening pleasure: July 4 1:00: Ponytail, The Apes, Indian Jewelry, Marnie Stern, Double Dagger, Power … More
Kanye West has two nights at Madison Square Garden, August 5 & 6. I Think the 5th is sold out, the 6th is on sale now. Spoon will be at the Prospect Park Bandshell with White Rabbits and Jay … More