Posted in music | tour dates on July 2, 2008

Memorial Day Weekend Sunday in The Stuyvesant Town Oval (Marianne O'Leary)
Stuvesant Town

Music on the Oval, a unique outdoor summer concert series, will bring the sweet sounds of samba, rock, funk, jazz, and reggae to Stuyvesant Town on Wednesday evenings beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Stuyvesant Town Oval, between 16th and 18th Sts and Avenues A & B, Manhattan. Prior to the concerts, the crowd will enjoy an upbeat DJ set and free giveaways. During the pre-show, Verizon will host a "moto hero" competition where individuals can test out their 'air' guitar skills in a week-to-week musical challenge.
July 2 - DJ Pocketknife, High Places (TONIGHT)
July 9 - DJ Busquelo, Slavic Soul Party
July 16 - DJ Duane Harriott, Easy Star All-Stars

More events like this in our FREE NYC SHOW CALENDAR

High Places are also playing The Yard on July 12th and all the shows listed below...

High Places - 2008 Tour Dates
Jul 2 - Stuy Town Music on the Oval New York, New York
Jul 8 - The Rock and Roll Hotel w/ No Age & Abe Vigoda WASHINGTON, Washington DC
Jul 9 - Floristree w/ No Age & Abe Vigoda Baltimore, Maryland
Jul 10 - First Unitarian Church w/ No Age & Abe Vigoda Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jul 12 - Todd P Jammer w/ Abe Vigoda, Oneida, Ponytail, more! Brooklyn, New York
Jul 14 - Middle East w/ No Age & Abe Vigoda Cambridge, Massachusetts
Jul 15 - La Sala Rossa w/ No Age & Abe Vigoda Montreal, QC
Jul 16 - Horseshoe Tavern w/ No Age & Abe Vigoda Toronto, ON
Jul 17 - Eagle Theatre w/ No Age & Abe Vigoda Pontiac, Michigan
Jul 19 - Schubas w/ Pit er Pat, Abe Vigoda Chicago, Illinois
Jul 20 - Pitchfork Fest Chicago, Illinois
Jul 26 - MIDI Festival Hyères, French Riviera
Aug 30 - F Yeah Fest Los Angeles, California
Sep 16 - Brillobox Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Sep 19 - Forward Festival w/ Dan Deacon Madison, Wisconsin
Sep 20 - Pygmalion Fest @ Krannert Center w/ Yo La Tengo Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
Sep 21 - The DAAC Grand Rapids, Michigan
Sep 25 - Grinnell College w/ Ponytail Grinnell, Iowa
Sep 27 - Rhinoceropolis Denver, Colorado
Sep 29 - Kilby Court w/ Ponytail Salt Lake City, Utah
Oct 4 - Richards on Richards w/ Ponytail Vancouver, British Columbia
Oct 6 - Backspace w/ Ponytail Portland, Oregon
Oct 8 - Bottom of the Hill w/ Ponytail San Francisco

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Comments (26)

ew, dj's.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2008 10:33 AM

dj's good
means i have time to actually get there before they start after work
thank you djs
play a long arjuous set
till i show up bright eyed to dance to high places

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2008 10:37 AM

Holy crap. For years, these Wednesday night things have been a real bore and/or a pain in the ass... i guess until now? I can finally keep the windows open.

Posted by A | July 2, 2008 10:50 AM

Does anyone know if High Places goes on at 6 or does the DJ set usually start at 6?

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2008 11:06 AM

Easy Star Allstars are somewhat gimmicky, but extremely fun!

Slavic Soul Party is just flat out fun!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2008 12:20 PM

During the pre-show, Verizon will host a "moto hero" competition where individuals can test out their 'air' guitar skills in a week-to-week musical challenge.

Like the market rates didn't already guarantee that this will be white enough.

Do you think people forced out of their rent-controlled apartmtents and slung out into the far reaches will come back to take part in this 'unique' series?

Events without politics serve the politics of the masters. Would it kill BV to be a bit more discerning when it comes to free advertisment?

Posted by a yuppie by any other name | July 2, 2008 12:44 PM

@11:06 – the DJ set, giveaways, and air guitar debacle all come before the band.

Posted by mattyu | July 2, 2008 1:00 PM

What?

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2008 1:00 PM

yeah but does the band go on at 6 or the whole thing starts at six?
i imagine the whole thing at 6 reading it carefully
i hope so
i imagine they take into acount that ppl will be coming from their jobs and not particularly straight

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2008 1:32 PM

High Places' MySpace page says 8pm

Posted by anonymous2 | July 2, 2008 1:33 PM

Look! You can just see the tops of the projects there in the background...how authentic!

Posted by cute! | July 2, 2008 1:46 PM

this is so fucking stupid, anyone who would go and 'have fun' there is just an asshole hipster

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2008 1:52 PM

"Look! You can just see the tops of the projects there in the background...how authentic!"

if you're gonna be an asshole, at least try not to be a clueless asshole. stuyvesant town is not the projects.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2008 1:58 PM

... but they LOOK like the projects.


asshole.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2008 2:08 PM

they use to be projects

but what the heck? what does this have to do with seeing high places for free?
why should we not see high places for free cuz this place use to be projects
that's like not visiting america cuz it was originally occupied by native americans
what the heck?!
if my grandma still lives there can i go?
does that mean i'm not a hipster for going?

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2008 2:17 PM

i think 8pm is just the default time for those myspace page things
but if it isn't all the better

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2008 2:19 PM

i'd prefer the dj rock some mazzy star

Posted by sarah | July 2, 2008 2:22 PM

they were NEVER public housing projects.

Built by Metropolitan Life Insurance in the late 40s/early 50s, PCV & Stuytown were intended for middle class returning veterans and their families. Their purpose was to keep that demographic in Manhattan, which was getting poorer, economically.

Now, since they were bought by [I can't think of the company's name], the middle class residents are being forced out due to market-rate rents they can't afford.

Since they were constructed, in part, with NY State funds (Robert Moses was one of the brains behind their financing), to save money they look almost identical to the brick housing projects (Gowanus, Farragut, Queensbridge, etc.) that were built around the same time. These, however, were made a bit nicer with fountains and more expansive green space.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2008 3:38 PM

all the more reason not to care

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2008 4:06 PM

laaaameeee

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2008 2:52 AM

but it was really good!

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2008 3:19 AM

it was sweet aswell as the lil kids running around and the beautiful weather

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2008 4:12 PM

22 comments and not one mentioning how terrible High Places are live? People are slipping!

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2008 4:28 PM

"22 comments and not one mentioning how terrible High Places are live? People are slipping!"

hmmmm.....it's almost as if you WANT people to say that....

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2008 5:16 PM

hmm probably because they aren't horrible live
infact they're the sweetest live

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2008 10:47 AM

yeah they rule!

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2008 2:06 PM

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