photos by Andrew St. Clair
"A trip back in to the mainland to visit the flasks. Best idea of the summer. Lucero! Governors island!" - Travis
Though it barely ended up raining at all during the four hour concert itself, I think the prospect of rain scared people away from Saturday night's free Lucero show on Governors Island. It was the least attended edition of the Converse-presented "Gone to Governors" series so far, but that actually made it extra cool for those who did go since there was tons of space to stretch out and enjoy the non-heatwave weather, chillwave-palm trees, sandy beach and views of the Manhattan skyline .
Jonny Corndawg, accompanied by two band members, kicked the night off right with a fun set of country music and a side of good advice (such as staying healthy through exercise, meditation and eating garlic once in a while). People sang along to the ultra catchy "Shut Up". People paid attention when he dropped the instruments to preach a Capella style.
J Roddy Walston and the Business followed with a high-energy performance of piano-infused Southern rock that warmed people up for Lucero's two-hour headlining set that ended right at midnight.
It was at least the third time I saw Lucero this year and this show was as much of a party as all others (what I remember of it anyway). More pictures and a bunch of videos from the night, below...
J Roddy Walston & the Business...
LUCERO "Slow Dancing" @ Governor's Island, NY 7.10.10
LUCERO "Last Night in Town" @ Governor's Island, NY 7.10.10
Lucero "Hate & Jealousy" @ Governor's Island, NY 7.10.10
Lucero performing Wasted at Governor's Island New York! 7.10.10
and this is what the Beach looked like during the July 4th dance party after the She & Him concert ended....
The next Gone to Governors free show is this Friday (NOT SATURDAY), July 16th with Caribou, Phantogram, The Chain Gang of 1974. If the weather holds up, I imagine it will be another packed one. 6pm doors. 8pm show.