Posted in music | venues on December 10, 2009

Fiery Furnances @ a Pool Party (more by Bao Nguyen)
Fiery Furnaces

The state Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has backtracked from its announcement six weeks ago that East River State Park would not be able to accommodate Jelly NYC's concert series for a second year, paving the way for a summer of outdoor music and dance.

"There's still some paperwork, but as far as state parks is concerned, there will be concerts," said Rachel Gordon, the regional director for state parks.

It's unclear what the sticking point was, but the prospect of a concert-less summer prompted community groups and Sen. Chuck Schumer -- an apparent "pool party" fan -- to rally for another year in East River State Park, the default location after the parties were booted in 2008 from McCarren Park Pool so that space could be restored as an actual swimming hole.

Jelly NYC founder Alexander Kane, who has spent the last five years bringing in big names like Grizzly Bear, TV on the Radio and the Beastie Boys, wasn't sure why his series got a new lease on life, but he was happy anyway. [The Brooklyn Paper]

Above picture from the Pool Party that the Fiery Furnaces played. The band plays two more NYC shows this weekend.

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Comments (14)

um... beastie boys?

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2009 11:01 AM

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay Charles. You are my hero...

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2009 11:06 AM

The return of hipster island

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2009 11:07 AM

the State should have stuck to their guns

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2009 11:10 AM

"beastie boys"

they played the Pool, but not a Pool Party. Brooklyn Paper got confused.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2009 11:24 AM

So far, TBD is scheduled to play every one of the shows.

Posted by The Mighty KC | December 10, 2009 11:27 AM

JellyNYC- may you happily continue to make a fortune off of your corporate sponsors... congratulations!

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2009 12:07 PM

awesome now grizzly bear has place to visibly do tons of coke again!

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2009 1:44 PM

They're renaming this "Sunday Afternoon Bukkake".

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2009 2:48 PM

maybe Beck and Radiohead will headline for FF

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2009 3:29 PM

yea!

political favors help corporate schlocksters stay in business!

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2009 4:16 PM

ah go fuck your grandmother FF

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2009 4:58 PM

"ah go fuck your grandmother FF"

Sadly, their grandmother has passed. Regardless, that's not funny.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2009 5:55 PM

the important thing is fingers on the pulse gets to "dj"(bang underage girls...shhhh)

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2009 7:43 PM

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