Posted in music on June 9, 2010

"Played the Simon & Garfunkel tribute in Central Park last night. John Roderick brought it! Ben Gibbard's psych jam ruled..." - Aimee Mann

Holmes Brothers (Sherman, Popsy and Wendell) & Mayor Bloomberg (WFUV)
Bloomberg

Ben Gibbard & St. Vincent play "Fakin it" (WFUV)
SummerStage

Paul Simon & WFUV Music Director Rita Houston (WFUV)
Simon and Garfunkel

SummerStage hosted a pricey benefit for its free programming last night (June 8) in Central Park. The show was a tribute to the songs of Simon & Garfunkel, and musicians covered the pair mostly as duos. St. Vincent and Ben Gibbard teamed up for "Fakin' It," Dean & Britta played "Homeward Bound," Alejandro Escovedo and Willie Nile played "The Boxer," Aimee Mann and John Roderick did "Only Living Boy in New York," Loudon Wainwright III and Lucy Wainwright Roche sang "Bleecker Street" and lots more. Both Simon and Garfunkel were there, but didn't perform. The full performer+set list is posted below.

How did the new speakers at Central Park sound? The SummerStage series continues through August. Celebrate Brooklyn kicks off TONIGHT (6/9).

No videos from the show at the moment, but someone posted some from the show's rehearsal that took place one night earlier at City Winery. Those with the Central Park setlist, below...

(setlist via WFUV)
SummerStage

Shawn Colvin, Paula Cole and Ollabelle @ City Winery June 2010

Corey Chisel, Brendan Benson and Ollabelle @ City Winery June 2010

Willie Nile & Ollabelle @ The City Winery June 2010

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Comments (22)

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Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2010 1:00 PM

take that hat off, little man, you look silly.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2010 1:06 PM

JORMA KAUKONEN

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2010 1:24 PM

If only the zzz guy knew how clueless he is.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2010 1:25 PM

zzzzzzzzz wavves didnt perform so therefore I do not care

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2010 1:59 PM

the show was incredible.
Absolutely great.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2010 2:01 PM

Paul Simon is a thief, ask anybody

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2010 2:12 PM

I love how the setlist says "Padma Speaks" and then added in ink it says "and fucks up".
Nice.

Posted by KC | June 9, 2010 2:23 PM

ben gibbard looks the part now no?

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2010 2:34 PM

Padma was AWFUL and insulting. It was pretty damn funny....

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2010 2:58 PM

Isn't Paul Simon that black guy from The Beatles?

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2010 3:07 PM

thanks all you rich fuckers, now we can see free shows.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2010 3:38 PM

thanks to the drunk dude who got me in the show for free! the bracelet got me unlimited beers!! you rock.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2010 3:42 PM

^^ that dude was gay and had un protected sex with you when you were passed out.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2010 3:46 PM

bleacher seats weren't that expensive.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2010 4:06 PM

Anyone know if this was recorded and will be available?

Posted by Ted | June 26, 2010 12:47 PM

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 21, 2011 8:00 PM

you dave haters can go fuck yourselves. bonnaroo 2010 was 4 of the best days of my life. the DMB and JayZ headliners at the main stage were two of the best shows I've ever seen, musically and production speaking. 2011 'roo is going to be amazing. Phish headlining?

Posted by وظائف | January 30, 2011 3:23 PM

Wow...all the performance are really amazing...i missed this.

Posted by Movies | February 4, 2011 6:18 AM

they also played at a place called Tramps in april '99 losers. with qotsa. where were you? you guys sound pretty angry? go listen to something hip. whatever the fuck you think that is. why does james iha need to be in the band for them to be good? that makes no sense. so the band changed lineups. oh well.

Posted by يوتيوب | February 5, 2011 12:14 PM

they also played at a place called Tramps in april '99 losers. with qotsa. where were you? you guys sound pretty angry? go listen to something hip. whatever the fuck you think that is. why does james iha need to be in the band for them to be good? that makes no sense. so the band changed lineups. oh well.

Posted by صور | February 5, 2011 2:18 PM

^^ that dude was gay and had un protected sex with you when you were passed out.

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