Posted in music | venues on June 25, 2010

by Andrew Frisicano

Drake "at" South Street Seaport (more by Leia Jospe)
South Street Seaport

After a concert at the South Street Seaport last week was canceled when an over-capacity crowd for the rapper Drake and the pop band Hanson became rowdy and aggressive, the Seaport's owner has canceled two more planned concerts there, including a show by Kesha, the pop singer who has one of the biggest songs of the year.

In a letter to Community Board No. 1 of Manhattan sent on June 16, the day after the show, a representative of General Growth Properties, the mall operator that owns the Seaport, said that it had "chosen to cancel any forthcoming concerts in conjunction with Paper magazine," which organized the Drake concert, where seven people were injured and two arrested. In an interview with The New York Times last week, David Hershkovits, an editor and publisher of the magazine, said the magazine had planned for two more shows this summer, by Kesha, the "TiK ToK" singer, and the New York band Ratatat. [NY Times]

So to reiterate, only Paper Mag shows at the Seaport are moving/canceled (and they were never even announced yet). All announced Seaport shows go on as planned. Those include River to River Fest's Seaport Music series (which kicks off with Apples in Stereo children's show on Saturday and continues with Woven Bones & Yellow Fever on July 2nd) and the Sound Bites Lunchtime shows that have been happening on Wednesdays (the last of which is June 30th with Toys and Tiny Instruments Band).

In related news, one of the "Play Me, I'm Yours" pianos is set up at the Seaport (and so far nobody has thrown it off a balcony or anything). Videos of people playing that (including J Roddy Walston and The Business) are below...

J Roddy Walston and The Business Playing "Sally Bangs" at South Street Seaport

Titanic Theme @ South street Seaport

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Comments (13)

nice to see the seaport is 'up and coming'

Posted by Good Ole Boy | June 25, 2010 2:30 PM

that homo looks like he's takin a shit

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2010 2:31 PM

they should have Keshit play under water along with all her stupid fans

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2010 2:32 PM

The board has decided to cancel any shows that will possibly bring minorities to the seaport

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2010 2:38 PM

I just listened to that Titanic theme 5 times in a row, that is a wonderful rendition. Thank you.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2010 3:30 PM

Isn't that Joey from DeGrassi??? Way to show Drake some love, bro!

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2010 3:46 PM

"pop band Hanson became rowdy and aggressive"

Hanson fans are more vicious than Slayer fans.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2010 4:13 PM

They are all ugly/fat girls, of course they are.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2010 4:26 PM

these vice parties are always shit shows

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2010 5:34 PM

Sorry, 2:38, but Bear in Heaven is RULING Hot 97 right now. You must not know that "Lovesick Teenagers" is THE SHIT.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2010 6:45 PM

I went to a hanson show back in the day, and I barely escaped alive. Moshing with 220lb girls is a mistake I don't want to repeat.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2010 3:14 AM

Well now I'm pissed. Because of the rowdy Drake fans, now the Ratatat concert is cancelled. That show might have actually worked.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2010 8:24 AM

I went to a hanson show back in the day,

Posted by انمي | March 2, 2011 9:23 AM

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