Posted in music | tour dates on April 16, 2010

RiverRocks

The free outdoor concert series kicks off Thursday, July 8, with the infectious indie folk/alt country band Phosphorescent on a co-bill with the "authentically vintage" sounding L.A.-based Dawes.

The Antlers, the meteoric post-rock artists take the stage Thursday, July 22, with fellow Brooklyn-based Dinosaur Feathers and its tropical surf pop sound opening the show.

RiverRocks concludes the 2010 summer season on Thursday, August 12, with Atlanta's Deerhunter, led by Bradford Cox -- among the most talented and hardest working indie artists in the business. Opening for Deerhunter is Brooklyn's Real Estate.

RiverRocks is Hudson River Park's signature concert series staged on the Pier 54 waterfront adjacent to New York City's Meatpacking District (at 14th Street). With the setting sun and the Hudson River serving as the backdrop, each show is expected to draw capacity audiences.

Gates open at 6 p.m. for all RiverRocks shows, which are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. More information is available at www.riverrocksnyc.com.
Three amazing free shows this year! Hopefully the rain stays away.

Meanwhile, catch Real Estate 3 times this month including @ Monster Island tonight (4/16).

Phosphorescent also has a few shows coming up sooner.

Dawes will be in town to open a show for Josh Ritter.

Deerhunter recently was in town to open for Spoon.

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Comments (25)

the antlers are post-rock? I had no idea! glad someone picked up the godspeed you black emperor torch!

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2010 1:36 PM

you must know a shit ton about genres 1:36

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2010 1:42 PM

I don't know about "post rock" but the Antlers' album, "Hospice" is fantastic.

Posted by Dan | April 16, 2010 1:42 PM

Wow, daaaaaaaaamn bros.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2010 1:51 PM

after the GBV show in 2004, they should've burned the pier down.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2010 1:55 PM

Dinosaur Feathers!!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2010 1:56 PM

Dinosaur Feathers also just got booked for Sasquatch Festival.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2010 1:58 PM

Weather forecast for RAIN!

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2010 2:11 PM

What year was that White Stripes Pier show? I remember that being pretty kick ass!

Posted by blackhat | April 16, 2010 2:20 PM

it always rains during these.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2010 2:21 PM

they have some post-rock tendencies, but I wouldn't call The Antler post-rock at all

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2010 2:24 PM

"What year was that White Stripes Pier show? I remember that being pretty kick ass!"

I remember walking out because it was pretty boring! :) Greenhornes opened. Wasn't Mooney Suzuki also on the bill.

Back then, they did the 3-chord rock ad nauseum. At least after that they changed their sound a bit. Meg's drumming will always suck.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2010 2:47 PM

deerhunter show should be cool.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2010 2:56 PM

the antlers are so soppy and boring. go open for shitty bands like editors (where you belong) and stop taking up precious free show bills

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2010 2:59 PM

boring? let's talk real estate

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2010 3:03 PM

this is a better selection of bands than that announced for the Seaport shows so far! and really, we all need to stop complaining about free summertime shows!! they're FREE! what could be better...

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2010 3:05 PM

2:59 - it takes someone cerebral with a good understanding of music to get The Antlers music. you obviously aren't, and don't. and that's too bad because if you were, and did, you'd be able to enjoy a fantastic, cutting edge, trend-setting band. i'll be there, and i'll be very glad that you aren't!

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2010 3:23 PM

It didn't rain on Matt & Kim last year! Bring on Deerhunter, who I first saw at the seaport festival a few years ago and loved ever since.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2010 3:36 PM

Anyone remember when announcements came for the Pool Parties last year?

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2010 4:06 PM

yes!

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2010 4:21 PM

i know the antlers are not post rock - that's for damn sure

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2010 4:33 PM

that poster/logo/image BLOWS but I'm excited for the lineup

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2010 6:45 PM

Real Estate's from NJ!

Posted by Annonymous | April 17, 2010 6:03 PM

if you think the antlers are fucking trend setting, then i honestly feel very, very, VERY sorry for you. go listen to your copy of veckatimest (on vinyl!) that you bought from urban.

and i'm "cerebral" enough to understand what boring, forced emotional music sounds like.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2010 4:19 AM

I've seen Dinosaur Feathers a couple of times now... always really really good. I wonder how they'll fare at such a huge (outdoor) venue.

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2010 2:38 PM

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