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Les Savy Fav

I'm excited to finally get to announce the kick-ass FREE show I've been working on for months with the fine people at Solar One. Thanks also to everyone who got in touch and volunteered their band and/or time for this cause.

I told you to save the date, and here's why:

Brooklyn Vegan & Solar One present Citysol....
A FREE SHOW on SATURDAY JULY 14 (1pm-10pm) in NYC w/
* LES SAVY FAV (!!)
* Land Of Talk (previously announced)
* O'Death (yeah)
* The Besnard Lakes (previously announced)
* These Are Powers (ex-Liars)
* The Budos Band (funky)
* Frankpollis (starring Jackson)
* plus a very special performance from OCDJ (Dance Party until the solar goes out!)

@ Solar One at Stuyvesant Cove Park - located along the East River between 18th and 23rd Streets. Solar One sits in the north end of the park, near the 23rd Street entrance and the Gulf Gas station.

We're also co-sponsoring the free Menomena/Beat the Devil show at the Seaport the day before, and hosting an opening night party the night before that with DRAGONS OF ZYNTH, DJ Mistakes (bicycle-powered turntablism), and Brightside.

Some interesting facts about the show on the 14th:

  • It is the same weekend as the Pitchfork Festival in Chicago - more reason to stay home.
  • It is outside (please don't rain, please don't rain).
  • It is one day before the free 'Ponderosa Stomp' show at McCarren Pool in Brooklyn
  • The bands will be performing on a solar + biodiesel powered stage.
  • It is one week before the free Siren Festival in Coney Island
  • There will be art installations to look at, and a "green product marketplace" for you to buy stuff at.
  • It will rock.

All festival details below.......

These Are Powers "Silver Lung"

SOLAR ONE PRESENTS CITYSOL 2007
a clean energy, interactive art and music festival July 12-15, 2007

All events and programs are free and open to the public and take place at Solar One at Stuyvesant Cove Park unless otherwise noted.
Stuyvesant Cove Park is located along the East River between 18th and 23rd Streets. Solar One sits in the north end of the park, near the 23rd Street entrance and the Gulf Gas station. Directions: Subway L to 1st Ave or 6 to 23rd St / Bus M15, M16, M21, M23.

www.citysol.org / www.solar1.org / (212) 505-6050

BRING YOUR ELECTRIC BILL AND SWITCH TO A GREEN ENERGY PACKAGE WITH ConEdison Solutions AND RECEIVE FREE BEER (DRINK TICKETS) FOR CITYSOL FESTIVAL!

BRING YOUR OWN REUSABLE MUG/GLASS AND RECEIVE $1 OFF BEER!

Solar One's site at Stuyvesant Cove Park will be open the following hours for installation viewing

Thursday, July 12 6pm-10pm
Friday, July 13 10am-6pm
Saturday, July 14 1pm-10pm
Sunday, July 15 10am-6pm

With installations and projects from:
The 62 (www.the62.org), Anders Bergman + Gregoire Rousseau, The Canary Project (www.canary-project.org), Alena Coons + Chris Kennedy (www.ecoartcollaborative.org), EcoArtTech (Cary Peppermint + Christine
Nadir) [www.ecoarttech.net], Charles Harlan (http://www.clay-pigeon.net/portfolio.html), Lena Imamura, Natalie Jeremijenko (https://wikis.nyu.edu/howstuffismade/), Megan MacMurray + Angela Pablo (http://www.gardenelectric.com/), Members of the New York Society for Acoustic Ecology (Brett Ian Balogh, Andrea Callard, Andrea Polli, Todd Shalom, David Watson + Andrea Williams) [http://www.nyacousticecology.org/], Rory Nugent (http://prize-pony.com/itp/), Sarah Nicole Phillips (http://www.sarahnicolephillips.com/), Caroline Woolard (http://www.contactcaroline.com/), and Jasmine Zimmerman
(http://jasminezimmerman.com/)

Thursday, July 12
6pm-10pm Opening Night!

Solar One site open for installation viewing

With performances from:
DRAGONS OF ZYNTH (www.myspace.com/dragonsofzynth) DJ Mistakes (bicycle-powered turntablism) Brightside (www.myspace.com/BrightSideBrightsidE)

PLUS "I <3 (Green) NY"
A multimedia presentation from Solar One.

Friday, July 13
6am-10am
Sunrise projections and breakfast
with performances from
HIGH PLACES
plus more TBA

10am-6pm
Solar One site open for installation viewing

7pm Citysol at the South Street Seaport* presented by the River To River Festival (http://www.rivertorivernyc.com/) With performances from:
MENOMENA (http://www.menomena.com/)
Beat the Devil (http://www.beatthedevil.com/)

Join us as we bring parts of Citysol down the East River to the South Street Seaport. Bring your electric bill and switch to a green energy package with ConEdison Solutions and receive free drink tickets for Citysol at Solar One.

*Please note that this program does not take place at Solar One. It takes place at the South Street Seaport, located at Pier 17 at Fulton & South Streets. (Visit www.seaportmusicfestival.com)

Saturday, July 14

1pm-10pm
Solar One site open for installation viewing

1pm-10pm solar + biodiesel powered stage co-presented by Brooklyn Vegan With performances from:
LES SAVY FAV (http://www.lessavyfav.com/) Land Of Talk (http://www.landoftalk.com/) O'Death (www.myspace.com/odeath) The Besnard Lakes (http://www.thebesnardlakes.com/) These Are Powers (http://thesearepowers.com/) The Budos Band (www.myspace.com/budosband) Frankpollis (www.myspace.com/frankpollis)

PLUS a very special performance from OCDJ (www.myspace.com/ocdjmusic)!
– (Dance Party until the solar goes out!)

1pm-8pm Green product marketplace co-presented by 3R Living
(www.3rliving.com) and O2NYC (www.o2nyc.org)

Sunday, July 15

10am-6pm
Site open for installation viewing

1pm-4pm Games and Workshops

"Biodiesel in a Blender" with Tri-State Biodiesel
(www.tristatebiodiesel.com) – Make your own biodiesel (2 sessions: 1pm
+ 3pm)

"Experiments in Urban Camping" with Christopher Kennedy
+ Alena Coons (www.ecoartcollaborative.org):
Historically Misplaced Plants (1pm)
Composting In The City (2pm)
Gardening Atop Asphalt (3pm)

" Shop for Air!" with Jasmine Zimmerman (www.jasminezimmerman.com)- Make kites from recycled-reused plastic bags and fly them by the East River - bring your collection of plastic bags from home!

"Solar Powered Toys" with Solar One (www.solar1.org) and more TBA

"Old Goat Karts Obstacle Course" with The 62 (www.the62.org) – Take The 62's Old Goat Karts for a spin

"DIY Micro Turbines" with Habana Labs
No engineering skills necessary! Make your own simple wind turbines from modular components supplied by Habana Labs and get hands-on experience with this source of clean, renewable energy. (www.habanalabs.org)

"Soundwalks" with Todd Shalom (www.beautymarsh.com) of the New York Society for Acoustic Ecology (2 sessions: 1pm & 3pm – each soundwalk adventure is limited to
15 number of people, so come early for your spot)

2:30pm Experimental Outdoor Ambulatory Sound Performances Five musicians (Michael Attias, Michael Evans, Kenta Nagai, David Watson and Matthew Welch) explore the location and ways of playing and listening together (and apart) at Solar One at Stuyvesant Cove Park.

4pm "GO AHEAD AND TOUCH IT!"
A conversation about artful activism and creative community building on the front lines of New York City's sustainability movement.
With Ed Morris (The Canary Project), Matthew McGuinness (The 62), Natalie Jeremijenko (NYU Environmental Health Clinic), Kate Zidar (S.W.I.M.), Wes Rozen (Situ Studio) and more TBA.

5pm: "Old Goat Karts DRAG RACE" – Solar One's Citysol site will be transformed into a mini-race course for The 62's renewable-energy powered reclaimed go-carts (think: suped up barbie jeeps and rascals)

Previously
* more Citysol

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Comments (24)

Awesome, BV. I'd be there but I'm going up to Albany to see Tool ... haha.

Posted by Mike L | June 14, 2007 1:02 PM

congrats, and thanks!

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2007 1:02 PM

nice get bv

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2007 1:07 PM

Great lineup. If I wasn't going to be in Glace Bay, NS I would definetly be there.

Posted by danfun | June 14, 2007 1:09 PM

mozart is conspicuously absent from the bill...

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2007 1:17 PM

These Are Powers rule. Saw them at the Cakeshop and it was almost a religious experience.

Posted by Eric Hagemann | June 14, 2007 1:22 PM

I will be directing my bicycle-powered bicycle in that direction. Thanks BV.

Posted by drewo | June 14, 2007 1:24 PM

GREEN = SUSTAINABLE

great cause, great lineup...

time to show we actually care about something...let's do it

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2007 1:29 PM

oh what a coincidence...i just invented the first bicycle powered vibrator. i shove it up my butt and listen to the arcade fire...

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2007 1:35 PM

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2007 1:35 PM

POST OF THE DAY!

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2007 1:40 PM

these are powers fukkin rok

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2007 2:12 PM


FUCK YEAH BRIGHTSIDE

Posted by anonapoopoo | June 14, 2007 2:15 PM

great location, right up the street from me. good times.

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2007 2:18 PM

FUCK YEAH! WAIT, WHAT'S GOIN ON?

Posted by dola | June 14, 2007 2:21 PM

damn. i'll be at pitchfork.

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2007 2:48 PM

Nice show BV. I am gonna walk over to that one
And wow, that Ponderosa Stomp show at McCarren looks like a very tasty treat

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2007 3:28 PM

this...is...AWESOME.

Posted by EF Matt | June 14, 2007 4:40 PM

I will be going to this. I will not be going to Siren.

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2007 9:05 PM

>>this...is...AWESOME

Noted, seconded.

Posted by J | June 14, 2007 9:07 PM

great lineup.
i cant wait ,
anyone that saw LES SAVY FAV
at the pool last year knows we are in for a show.

Posted by mt | June 14, 2007 11:32 PM

"anyone that saw LES SAVY FAV
at the pool last year knows we are in for a show."

Anyone that has ever seen any LSF show knows we are in for a show. They are *on* all the time.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2007 10:25 AM

Commendable.

Can't wait to see bike powered turntables?

Posted by Wallstreet | June 26, 2007 12:33 PM

does anyone know what the order of the bands will be?

Posted by new money | July 10, 2007 5:22 PM

yes, we'll have it up shortly. thx

Posted by brooklynvegan | July 10, 2007 5:36 PM

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