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Punk Island @ Make Music 2008 on Governors Island (makemusicnewyork)
Make Music NY

Make Music NY 2009 is happening around New York City on Sunday, June 21st. The free, outdoor-music event will turn street corners, sidewalks, and parks around the city into one-day music venues. One of those spots is Governors Island, where MMNY will again host a "Punk Island" lineup. Announced bands for 2009 include '80s hardcore punk band Reagan Youth (who played last year's event), Blanks '77, and "dozens more" to come.

Both bands are also scheduled to play the Underground Revolution Fest on May 22nd - 23rd at the Gramercy Theater, though no ticket info for that still.

Governors Island is also home to a new concert spot dubbed The Beach at Governors Island. The Highline Ballroom, who also three shows on the island last year, is presenting the first scheduled show at the location -- Dark Star Orchestra, Keller Williams, Pete Francis and Barefoot Truth on July 11th. Tickets are on sale.

Also planned again for Governors Island this summer is Folks on the Island, a series of folk concerts, one of which will be headlined by Judy Collins on Sunday, July 26th.

"Punk Island" videos from last year, with hours and directions for Governors Island, below...

Hours:

Governors Island will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 30th through October 11th. On Friday, the Island is open from 10 AM to 5 PM; on Saturdays and Sundays, the Island is open from 10 AM to 7 PM.
Directions to the Governors Island Ferry
The Governors Island Ferry departs from the Battery Maritime Building located adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry in Lower Manhattan. The ferry terminal is accessible as follows:

By Subway
1 - South Ferry Station
4, 5 (weekdays) to Bowling Green
W (weekdays only), R (weekdays and weekends) - Whitehall St. Station

By Bus
M1 (weekdays only), M6, M9 and M15

Reagan Youth performing live on 'Punk Island'

Reagan Youth - I Hate Hate 'Punk Island' 2008

The Blame @ Governors Island '08

Straphangers - Hold Your Breath Punk Island '08

Nathan Carpenter - The Elephant Man Punk Island '08

Buddha Heroes - Reggae Jam Punk Island '08

Punk Island '08

Punk Island '08

Punk Island '08


(Thanks to NewYorkology)

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Comments (45)

Do you think any of these "subversive" spoiled white kids realize how ironic it is for their "punk" festival to be sponsored by taxpayer funds and corporations like Sam Ash?

Modern day punk is just as phony as being a fratboy or a hipster. You go out and spend money (on your parent's credit card) to buy yourself a certain uniform so that you can fit in. And once you have said uniform then you're instantly accepted by other likeminded vapid cunts. It's so transparently silly & pathetic it hurts.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2009 2:17 PM

there's a lot more going on in the NYC 'punk' scene beyond kids from LI who are still into the same records we got sick of 10 years ago.
And yes, i'm still talking bands comprised of native New Yorkers.

Posted by BARRY FROM BROOKLYN | April 30, 2009 2:31 PM

thank god for new and original insight into the modern state of youth subculture and consumerism. you should twitter that.

Posted by Eric P | April 30, 2009 2:35 PM

As much as I like the old Reagan Youth songs, they're so old and dated at this point and look more than a bit pathetic in those videos.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2009 2:42 PM

Majuscules is playing MMNY at the C-Town on Wyckoff in the 'shwick. Not governor's island, but somewhat related.

Posted by hype? | April 30, 2009 2:55 PM

Punk is what we make it, not what you say it, is asshole.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2009 2:56 PM

misplacing commas is punk.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2009 3:03 PM

crystla castfdlesf

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2009 3:13 PM

"misplacing commas is punk." ha!

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2009 3:14 PM

there's a lot more going on in the NYC 'crystal castle' scene beyond kids from LI who are still into the same songs we got sick of 10 months ago.
And yes, i'm still talking crystal castles comprised of native Torontonites.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2009 3:17 PM

thank god for new and original insight into the modern state of crystal castles subculture and consumerism. you should twitter that.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2009 3:18 PM

As much as I like the old Crystal Castle songs, they're so old and dated at this point and look more than a bit pathetic in those videos.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2009 3:18 PM

Crystal Castles is playing MMNY at the C-Town on Wyckoff in the 'shwick. Not governor's island, but somewhat related.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2009 3:19 PM

Crystal Castles are what we make it, not what you say it, is asshole.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2009 3:20 PM

misplacing Crystal Casltes is punk.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2009 3:20 PM

you win

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2009 3:22 PM

we are asshole, say you. is it whatnot? make it not Crystal Castles.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2009 3:36 PM

Took my gf who is a photographer to one of these shows at Tompkins last summer. The smell of BO and amount of pathetic, oldder loser punks walking around with their 16 yr old gf's was pretty sad.

"Punk's not dead, it just deserves to die, when it becomes another stale cartoon..."

And, I'm not expecting any of these poseurs to even know who said that in 1985, but in 2009...it's spot on.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2009 3:38 PM

makeitnotcrystalcastles.blogspot

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2009 3:45 PM

punk died when the first kid said/Punk's not dead, punk's not dead

david berman (of the crystal castles)

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2009 3:46 PM

16 yr old girlfriend is dead

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2009 3:48 PM

UNTRUST PUNK

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2009 3:51 PM

16 yo gf? that was probably his daughter. that's very punk if you ask me. Im not punk so I didnt go.

can we just have one day without arguing? you guys are getting ridiculous.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2009 3:52 PM

barf island will never die

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2009 3:52 PM

your telling me that 3 burly cops can't handcuff a wizard?

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2009 3:57 PM

Stewart McSmithers & the Trust Fund Five just dropped a new single entitled, "Greasy Dead Punk v. Wizard Pigfluenza Castle". It's deck. Check it out on our Myspace.

SMatTFF

Posted by Stewart | April 30, 2009 4:04 PM

wasn't tompkins where we used to buy crack? crack was punk.

Posted by makeitnotcrystalcastles | April 30, 2009 4:09 PM

Wanna know what's "punk"? Going to school, getting decent grades, and landing a good job. Being cynical and contrarian is the easy way out.

All of this faux-rebellion for rebellion's sake is such bullshit.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2009 4:44 PM

punk rock is freedom

Posted by blunts | April 30, 2009 4:50 PM

art is punk is life is love is $ is death is war is crystal castles is holy islam

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2009 4:51 PM

man. what is going on on this thread? i think people have finally lost it.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2009 4:57 PM

mortgages are punk

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2009 5:06 PM

refinancing is punker

,

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2009 6:14 PM

"You're not punk and I'm telling everyone. Save your breath, I never was one."

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2009 6:24 PM

"Punk rock rules, all else bites. Spike my hair on Friday nights!"

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2009 6:26 PM

Nothing is more "punk" than corporate sponsorship.


Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2009 6:26 PM

terrible music for lame white kids.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2009 6:54 PM

lame mixed racial punk

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2009 7:48 PM

I was someone's punk in jail!


. . . and yes, my ass still hurts.

A lot.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2009 9:10 PM

punx r fagz

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2009 9:20 PM

1, 2, 3, 4
Who's Punk? What's the score?

btw you're all idiots.

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2009 11:29 AM

One has to laugh.

MMNY means that punk bands could be playing all over the place, as the city couldn't let everybody else do it and just deny them. So they hit on the brill wheeze of putting them on Gov Island where the only access is by one boat accessible single file that means they can search everyone for booze etc..

Posted by joly | May 5, 2009 5:54 PM

Great post, the night is over now but hopefully it'll be back next year with even more bands!

Posted by Buy Wellbutrin | December 13, 2009 2:36 PM

Great post, the night is over now but hopefully it'll be back next year with even more bands!

Posted by منتديات حائل | February 12, 2011 2:04 PM

"Nothing is more "punk" than corporate sponsorship"

your cock is corporately sponsored asswipe!!

Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2011 2:00 PM

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