Posted in music on June 17, 2008

Roosevelt Island (Jake Dobkin)
Roosevelt Island

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Sunday June 29th @ SOUTHERN TIP OF ROOSEVELT ISLAND

:: (SUMMER)TIME UNAMPLIFIED ACOUSTIC BBQ
:: an afternoon of folks playing songs lackadaisical-like
:: 4TH ANNUAL BBQ!

:: Extra Life --------------- duo version
:: Aa aka BIG A little a
:: Warmer Milks
:: Pterodactyl ------------->duo plus buds!
:: the Shoe --------------- feat Jena Malone
:: Stars Like Fleas
:: Ezekiel Healy
:: Pink Reason
:: the So So Glos
:: Wonted Haunts ----- feat Tim Traynor
:: Pure Horsehair
:: Vultures
:: lots and lots and lots more lineup tba!!!

[ SOUTHERN TIP OF ROOSEVELT ISLAND ]
enter at corner of Main St & Road 3 | Roosevelt Island, NY F to Roosevelt Island | 11am to sundown | ALL AGES | FREE!! | bring bbq stuff
-- MAP -- http://maps.google.com/maps?oi=map&q=Main+%26+Road+3,+10044
-- LOOK -- http://toddpnyc.com/images/roosevelt_island.mp4.file
-- LOOK-- http://toddpnyc.com/images/mattandkim.mp4.file
-- LOOK-- http://toddpnyc.com/images/dirtyprojectors.mp4.file

The park is right in the middle of the East River, the city and the river swirl serenely around you - you could throw rocks at the Midtown Skyline. And there's this ruined castle-like 1850's city smallpox hospital [ http://rihs.us/landmarks/renwick-1.jpg ] down there too (legendarily haunted). Take the F train all the way there (there's a "Roosevelt Island" stop), and bring your guitars & beach umbrellas & blankets & folding chairs & your beverages (IN A CUP, NO GLASS OR OPEN CONTAINERS) & your hibachis & charcoal & stuff to grill & whatnot.

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Comments (33)

This looks like it'll be pretty cool and special. I appreciate the free shows.

Posted by Star Child | June 17, 2008 6:18 PM

Same day as the Euro Cup Final? Booooooo. Euro Cup is once every four years, so my choice is easy.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2008 7:11 PM

bring a battery powered tv

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2008 7:25 PM

this sounds seriously incredible. I'd even ride the F train on a Sunday for this much rock action.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2008 8:05 PM

cool, but ditto, too bad its the same day as the soccer finals. bummer

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2008 10:32 PM

Also same day as The Hold Steady and The Loved Ones. Too bad, cause this seems good as well.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2008 10:39 PM

I'll decide on Thursday if I care about the euro cup final ;-)

Posted by UN:ART:IG | June 17, 2008 11:23 PM

Jena Malone is hotter than Zooey Deschannel.

Posted by fap fap fap fap | June 18, 2008 12:17 AM

this is so much fun - bring your drinks & food with you or else you'll be walking a couple miles up the island.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2008 12:51 AM

You guys really are assholes. If you don't intend to come, don't bother responding you prickholes? why waste the time? Watch the Euro Cup final, plenty of people will be enjoying a good time.

Posted by Your Fucking Mother | June 18, 2008 1:21 AM

whoa there 1:21, it's just a show. no biggie.

it'll be fun though!

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2008 3:05 AM

why aren't fiasco and high places on this??????

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2008 3:16 AM

Jena is hotter than Zooey, but Scarlett is hotter than that?

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2008 7:47 AM

it would be cool if somehow we could figure out how to have a bbq and euro cup final on a giant screen somehow.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2008 8:55 AM

Jena Malone? Hmm. Ok sounds cool.

Posted by Heather | June 18, 2008 9:22 AM

1:21, what if I have the time to waste? Huh? Huh? Mmm hmm. Idiot.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2008 9:30 AM

Todd P's email says July 29th 7/29. Thats a Tuesday. Likely a typo but if not no worries re the EURO.

mark your calendars --> (SUMMER)TIME UNAMPLIFIED ACOUSTIC BBQ Sunday 7/29 @ the Southern Tip of Roosevelt Island!

Posted by adrien | June 18, 2008 10:46 AM

sounds like a blast. hold steady will be packed to the brim anyways. this will help me complete my goal of witnessing live music on every piece of land in the city. still to go - bronx, staten island, roosevelt island, etc. almost got jamaica bay a few weeks ago but it got moved to goodbye blue monday.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2008 10:58 AM

"why aren't fiasco and high places on this??????"

"lots and lots and lots more lineup tba!!!"

i hope that first question is the answer to those empty slots! cuz then i'll be there

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2008 10:59 AM

this info is taken right from Todd P. I'm checking.

Posted by brooklynvegan | June 18, 2008 10:59 AM

word either he was looking at the june month by mistake or he meant june instead of july

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2008 11:01 AM

word it's suppose to be june if you scroll down on his site he has the actual listing in june

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2008 11:04 AM

crap the out door show at the yard sounds even better!!!
especially with chairlift added and the hunch that no age will be the special guest!
i wish i could go!

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2008 11:08 AM

it's june. I type poorly.

Posted by Todd P | June 18, 2008 11:12 AM

I just hope there's a decent pub on roosevelt island to watch football.

euro cup - every 4 years
bbq - annual

no matter what, I'll do both. but if anyone has a clue as to where to watch the match on the island, please share the love...

Posted by un:art:ig | June 18, 2008 11:54 AM

there are a couple of sports bars on roosevelt isle

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2008 11:58 AM

this sounds fun! i can't miss the hold steady, though.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2008 12:09 PM

I think the fact the hold steady fans wont be showing up is a big positive.

hopefully there's no interruptions on the roosevelt ave stop.

game should be over by 5 pm so gives you couple of hours of hanging out time.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2008 12:23 PM

you can't have open bbq's its a fine.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2008 11:09 AM

it's not a New York City park, so actually you can

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2008 12:50 PM

Do I have this right?

Germany def. Portugal
Turkey def. Croatia
Russia def. The Netherlands
Spain and Italy play tomorrow

Posted by DEUTSCHLAND ÜBER ALLES | June 21, 2008 11:50 PM

I heard the eskalators are going to play too!

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2008 10:45 PM

The final is set: Germany vs. Spain.

Sorry, but that match will just be too good. Going to have to miss the BBQ. Why couldn't he choose ANY OTHER DAY?

Viva Espana!

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2008 11:15 PM

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