Posted in music | tour dates on June 2, 2010

DOWNLOAD: The Morning Benders - Cold War (Wallpaper. Winter Remix) (MP3)

Caribou @ Bowery Ballroom (more by Benjamin Lozovsky)

What is now being considered the full lineup for the ten-show, Converse-sponsored "Gone to Governors" series at Governors Island is almost complete (openers still TBA). There are ten shows total - seven of which are on Saturdays. One is on a Friday. Two are on Sundays (one of which is July 4th). All except Local Natives on August 7th are free.

The lineup's latest additions include co-headliners Caribou & Phantogram with The Chain Gang of 1974 (July 16th), and Josh Ritter with openers Justin Townes Earle and Dawn Landes (August 8th).

Here's the whole thing:

  1. June 05 - Yeasayer, Keepaway, Delicate Steve
  2. June 19 - The Morning Benders, Freelance Whales & TBA
  3. July 03 - Portugal. The Man & TBA
  4. July 04 (Sunday) - She & Him
  5. July 10 - Lucero & TBA
  6. July 16 (Friday) - Caribou, Phantogram, The Chain Gang of 1974
  7. July 17 - Dr. Dog & TBA
  8. Aug. 07 - Local Natives & TBA ($10 ticket)
  9. Aug. 08 (Sunday) - Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band, Justin Townes Earle, Dawn Landes & the Hounds
  10. Aug. 14 - Neon Indian & TBA
  11. Aug 15 - Dr. Dog
The doors are at 6pm, show at 8pm for all shows (except for the afternoon She & Him show, which has doors at noon, show at 4pm). I originally thought there would be shows every Saturday, but I'm told this is it (for now anyway).
Ferry service to Governors Island for the "Gone to Governors" shows is free. As previously reported the series is being co-produced by Bowery Presents, Highline Ballroom and Mad Dog Presents with Converse and event partner Water Taxi Beach. BrooklynVegan is the media sponsor.

The shows will be held at the Beach at Governors Island, one of three venues on the Island. The others are Colonel Row (where Passion Pit will be playing, for instance) and South Island Field (which'll host M.I.A./HARD NYC). Michael Franti & Spearhead w/ Trombone Shorty kicks off the season of pay-shows at the Island with a Thursday, June 3rd performance there.

The Morning Benders will headline the second show in the series on June 19th, and they just released new song "Go Grab A Stranger," a Big Echo b-side currently available as a limited tour 7", streaming below. A remix of their song "Cold War" by Oakland act Wallpaper is available above.

"Go Grab A Stranger" and more info on the Gov. Island shows are below...

Go Grab A Stranger by themorningbenders

All shows on The Beach on Governors Island will be held rain-or-shine. Beer, liquor, non-alcoholic drinks and food will be available for purchase. For more information about the ferry schedule, the series, artists and performances, general restrictions and rules and the latest updates and additions to the lineup, visit The Beach at Governors Island website at


All concerts are accessible via New York Water Taxi. The Water Taxi's will leave every 15 minutes from the Battery Maritime Building Slip 5 on the Southern Tip of Manhattan, located next to the Staten Island Ferry Terminal. The first ferry will leave at the published show door time. Additional pickup locations may be added.

The closest subway stations to the Battery Maritime Building are: 1 at South Ferry, W at South Ferry, and 5 at Bowling Green. It is also a short walk from the Wall Street Area.

Various city bus lines also service the Battery Park Area with stops near the ferry terminal.

Taxis and car may pull directly in front of the terminal for drop offs only. There is NO parking at the terminal.

Your Concert Ticket is your Roundtrip Ferry Pass, no additional tickets are needed.

See individual show pages for ferry times and schedules, as they are subject to change.



Comments (16)

How does this work for concessions? xcan I bring my own beer, etc?

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2010 10:55 AM

will there be seats? re-entry? bathrooms? can I bring food? what time does daft...

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2010 10:59 AM

Are any water taxis leaving from the Brookyn side?

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2010 11:00 AM

Well we can wait for LCD to be one of Pool headliners this year....

announcement coming soon:)

Posted by Hmmmm | June 2, 2010 11:07 AM

I was out of town when Caribou came last month; cool to get a chance to see them again. Love their live show. Phantogram seems like a good pairing.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2010 11:19 AM

TBA has a lot of opening slots this year. They have the best booking agent in town!

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2010 12:44 PM

no free waterfront shows this year?

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2010 12:48 PM

Governors island is a pain to get to
I did it last year and never again. Not even worth it for free.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2010 1:03 PM

"Are any water taxis leaving from the Brookyn side?"

The Brooklyn Water Taxis to Governor's leave from Fulton Landing, almost underneath the Brooklyn Bridge, right by that ice cream shop.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2010 1:40 PM

Caribou is one of the most innovative bands out there right now....

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2010 2:48 PM

"Are any water taxis leaving from the Brookyn side?"

The Brooklyn Water Taxis to Governor's leave from Fulton Landing, almost underneath the Brooklyn Bridge, right by that ice cream shop.
be advised: the water taxi from the old fulton st landing stops trips at 4 pm. If anyone knows any different post info on here.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2010 10:19 AM

Siamese Dream and Mellon Collie were really good albums. Got them when they came out, still throw them on at times and think they're great. It saddens me when I hear bands from that era when I was a teenager and hear their new stuff and it's so clear how they've lost it, they sound desperate to recapture a sound/magic that they haven't had in 15 years (holy shit).... And then I realize that is not unlike a lot of us.

Posted by منتديات | January 22, 2011 7:56 AM

Is this an annual thing? Seems like even though it might be a pain to get on Governors Island it'd be pretty cool to check it out.

Posted by Games | May 20, 2011 12:10 PM

yeah i hope its an annual thing as i plan on visiting this area and hear great things and love the lineups that i see have been there in the past.

Posted by wii u | June 21, 2011 3:50 PM

governors island is such a beautiful place, i had the luxury to view it when i visited the city area.

Posted by ipad 3 | June 21, 2011 3:51 PM

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