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The rumor as to why Jelly couldn't do the Pool Party at Williamsburg Waterfront this weekend is because the state, OSA or someone made up a rule that said no more than two shows can happen at the space per weekend, and OSA & AEG had already booked Primus/Gogol Bordello on Friday (tonight) and Nas & Damian Marley on Saturday. By the way, both of those shows are sold out. I am told that there will be no tickets at the door (except maybe from scalpers/people with extras).

The Pool Party this weekend is instead at Brooklyn Bowl.

Pavement play a ticketed show at Williamsburg Waterfront on September 19th. Tickets are actually still available, but that hasn't stopped Rocks Off from offering an alternative way to see the show...

"Wanna see Pavement's show at the Williamsburg Waterfront? Too bad sucka - it sold out quicker than you could say "step on a crack and break yo mamma's back." But lucky for you the stage faces the water.. and its fucking LOUD - we know, we tested it our during the Faith No More show. Took a boat out to watch and listen for ourselves. In fact, all the shows that happen there, we can hear all the way across the river at our marina at East 23rd Street. So we KNOW you're gonna be able to hear and see from the boat. And guess what... you can drink $5 beers on the boat. And you won't have to get a wristband from one vendor to then buy drink tix from another venndor to then walk through gated turnstiles and turn the ticket in for beer from yet a third vendor. Then you gotta stay in the penn and drink that shit like the piggy in Animal Farm. Fun Fun fun Til Your Daddy Takes the 12 Ounce Away.

We gonna make it nice and easy. And for only TWENTY BUCKS. Fuck man. We'll probably even be sure to leave late enough to make you not have to sit through that whiny chick from the Wizard. Come on out with us so we can point and laugh at the suckas who paid twice our price!" [Rocks Off]

Tickets for the boat are on sale.

Speaking of Pavement, more openers have been confirmed. Endless Boogie open the Summerstage show on Thursday, September 23rd. The Beets open Friday, September 24th. Openers for the other three NYC shows are listed HERE, but maybe there will be two openers for each show because Endless Boogie (who just released a new album on Tuesday - MP3 above) tell me that they may be opening at the Waterfront show too, and Slothbear say they're also opening the 23rd.



Comments (35)

nobody talks shit about my Jenny!
20 bucks, and you don't get to see the opener, and probably can't see the stage?

Posted by I love the Power Glove | July 30, 2010 3:05 PM

endless boogie = endlessly boring

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2010 3:05 PM

hahaha Rocks Off FTW (or at least AEG)

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2010 3:06 PM

jennty lewis is a god-damn american treasure!

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2010 3:12 PM

I like the Rock's Off guys but I'm not sure what they are doing is very ethical (is it even legal? I'm sure it is).

But the description of how ridiculous the beer system is at the Waterfront is hilarious and spot on.

I get the legal "you are buying a ticket not a beer" system but being herded into a pen?? That's just terrible.

Posted by noamjamski | July 30, 2010 3:14 PM

im sure AEG has been very "ethical" in all their dealings with local and indie promoters... chalk one up for the little guys... I think this is fair justice for those guys setting up the stage facing the water... shouldn't the stage face brooklyn so the people WHO PAY TO SEE THE SHOW get the manhattan skyline as a backdrop?

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2010 3:24 PM

What Rocks Off is doing is definitely creative and full of "fuck you," but it's pretty lame and definitely not ethical. I'm sure the promoters of the show, and potentially even the band's mgmt, will be less than thrilled about it.

It's one thing if you own a non-commercial boat and cruise to the waterfront area to listen to the show. It's entirely different to sell tix to people with the express purpose of exploiting the event's location in order to enjoy the show. They most likely have the legal right to do it, but that doesn't mean it's right to do it. Btw, I am not affiliated with either entity, just one man's opinion.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2010 3:27 PM

3:24 I was assuming it is the whole "sun sets in the West" thing. If the stage was facing Manhattan (West) there could be some gnarly glare at sunset.

Dunno, I've worked with the Rock's Off guys and all things equal I would be more on their side than AEG but this just feels wrong. Like "pirating" a concert, almost literally since this involves boats. I think if they weren't charging so much money to get on the boat it wouldn't bother me as much. But profiting off of an event they have nothing to do with doesn't sit well with me.

Posted by noamjamski | July 30, 2010 3:29 PM

I mean the Waterfront will sell out, so who really cares if more people get to see it.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2010 3:31 PM

I think i saw a black cloud heading towards brooklyn a little while ago. I bet the waterfront park will probably can cancel both the weekend shows now because of it.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2010 3:35 PM

on Sept 19th the sun will be setting well before showtime

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2010 3:35 PM

I won't go back to Waterfront venue ever again after FNM for one reason: the ridiculous beer system.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2010 3:41 PM

This reminds me a lot of the rooftop apartments across from Wrigley Field, and the epic struggle between the two companies over dividing the chunk of change that comes from overcharging drunken mouth-breathers to watch bad baseball from 800 feet away.

Posted by self-loathing cubs fan | July 30, 2010 3:43 PM

I don't really see where this is any more unethical than sitting outside Prospect Park or Summerstage.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2010 3:45 PM

anyone know showtimes for tonight?

Posted by John | July 30, 2010 3:47 PM

@3:45 - i think the issue of ethics comes into play when theyre charging people to see the show, it would be like squaring off a block of grass outside the bandshell and charging people admission to hear from there and selling them pbrs for 3 bucks each when you got the 12 pack for 9.99.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2010 3:51 PM

for people who keep complaining about beer lines- learn to pre-game

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2010 3:58 PM

I was able to pull the maximum number of tickets (8) for the Primus / Gogol Bordello show on Ticketmaster this morning. They might have stopped selling so that they can call it a "sold out" show. Even if it sold out today, it is an underachievement for both bands involved.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2010 3:59 PM

selling 10,000 tickets to a primus show is pretty good.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2010 4:04 PM

@3:51 - Fair point.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2010 4:36 PM

Not a bad idea 3:51

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2010 4:51 PM

@ 3:51 - thats a fair point for a show in a park - where everybody has equal access to the grass. but this thing includes a boat ride and a whole experience, with costs associated for the operator, that give it real value.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2010 4:53 PM


Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2010 5:21 PM

no company is ethical anymore. it's all about the almighty dollar. boo to rocks off but it's a jungle out there.

Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2010 8:06 PM

videos from the primus show here:

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2010 5:24 PM

While I won't be paying $20 to go on their boat, there is nothing wrong with getting people to pay to go on a boat ride in the east river. It costs like $7 or $8 to go on a 8 min ride to hoboken on a boat, so sitting there for a couple of hours for $20 doesn't seem crazy to me. Plus they certainly aren't stopping you from taking your own boat out there, if you want to.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2010 6:58 PM

The Beets? Jesus Christ

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2010 11:56 PM

These are benefit concerts to raise funds for local parks. Selling tickets to the show off the books is a really sleazy thing to do to the local nonprofit, the neighborhood that benefits from the funding, as well as the music artists who aren't compensated from these sales.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2010 3:37 PM

3:37 - the same "non-profit" group that let's the very for-profit and poorly run jelly get full run of the park every sunday for the entire summer? yeah, until you find someone other than jelly to do anything in that space, i have no problem with rocks off doing what they're doing.

hey - how's the mccarren park pool "open space" going?

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2010 3:54 PM

You've convinced me to write to Schumer about replacing Jelly's dopey mismanagement with Rocks Off parasitic opportunism!

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2010 10:15 PM

Taxes should be paying for parks, not Pavement shows (those should be paying for our roads).

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2010 10:35 PM

"These are benefit concerts to raise funds for local parks"

lmfao. Anyone who thinks that $50 Primus shows are benefiting anyone other than Les Claypool and AEG is a moron

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2010 11:19 PM

10:35 You're right. Instead, I will write to Schumer about replacing all the concerts with higher taxes!
which will also eliminate this aquatic leech sucking.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2010 11:43 PM

Will the boat tip over if everyone stands on one side to watch the show?

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2010 11:32 AM

it is just plain f*cked up that they rotated the stage the other way at the waterfront. the whole time eugene was going "look over there, look at the beautioful sunset, why am i the only one who gets to see it?"

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2010 3:56 PM

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