Posted in music | tour dates on April 25, 2011

Pier 54 @ a 2010 concert (more by Chris La Putt)
Hudson River Rocks

One of New York City's quintessential free outdoor concert series, Hudson River Park's RiverRocks marks its 13th season this summer by presenting headlining performances by the sonically-nuanced experimental group tUnE-yArDs, the dance/art crossover phenoms Metronomy, and the alt-country/folk rockers Deer Tick.

Staged on Hudson River Park's Pier 54, the RiverRocks schedule is as follows:

Thursday, July 14 -- tUnE-yArDs
Thursday, July 28 -- Metronomy
Thursday, August 11 -- Deer Tick


Opening acts for the three-date series will be announced in the coming weeks.

Located adjacent to New York City's Meatpacking District (at 14th Street), the Pier 54 gates open at 6 p.m. for all RiverRocks shows, with opening performances scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

Meanwhile tUnE-yArDs is out touring in support of her awesome new album, and Deer Tick will play as Deervana at Brooklyn Bowl during the Northside Festival.

In other free show news, Wavves is playing in East River Park this summer, Brooklyn Bridge Park released their schedule of free movies, The Radio Dept and other bands are playing South Street Seaport in 2011, and the initial lineup was announced for this year's Bang on a Can Festival.

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Comments (26)

Wow all three shows sound fantastic, radical.

Posted by Milhouse | April 25, 2011 11:52 AM

Ugh, Tune-yards same night at Patti Smith at Clinton Castle. Suppose maybe i can catch them both though. Bad enough this apparent dearth of good free shows this summer, sucks when they conflict.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2011 11:52 AM

hmmmm. not quite as stacked as last years line up, only really kinda psyched about Deer Tick.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2011 11:55 AM

another shitty free summer show lineup.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2011 12:05 PM

FIRST METRONOMY SHOW IN THE US IS A FREE ONE!? AMAZING

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2011 12:07 PM

How many shows in NYC can Deer Tick possibly play? Enough already, fuck.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2011 12:07 PM

yeah shitty lineup id rather bitch about it and be at a relevant show with @12:05

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2011 12:09 PM

My name is Gerald, I write 90% of the comments on Brooklyn Vegan, and I hate fun.

Posted by Gerald | April 25, 2011 12:10 PM

"FIRST METRONOMY SHOW IN THE US IS A FREE ONE!? AMAZING"

what do you mean first? They've played here plenty of times

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2011 12:19 PM

Seriously, did we need another Deer Tick show?

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2011 12:33 PM

@12:33 Then DON'T GO. It is free. Quit complaining. Jeebus.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2011 12:38 PM

lcd was special.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2011 12:47 PM

This is not a complaint about a free lineup. Free shows are awesome and appreciated.

However, I just don't get tUnE-yArDs. The album is getting great reviews. Maybe I just don't like the genre or style, but this band does absolutely nothing for me.

Are people into this band?

Posted by Dan | April 25, 2011 12:50 PM

Gerald. Hi. How are you doing these days.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2011 12:55 PM

I'd rather pay the $40 to see Bon Iver in Prospect Park in August.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2011 12:56 PM

>>Are people into this band?

Her show in May at MHOW has been sold out for weeks. So I guess so. With good reason IMHO.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2011 12:59 PM

deer tick again? ok, maybe i'll like them more for free.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2011 1:20 PM

gerald - do you live in williamsburg?

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2011 1:21 PM

nancy WhANG

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2011 1:25 PM

LCD 4ever

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2011 1:46 PM

This LCD crap is even more annoying than hummus, because hummus is at least good.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2011 1:51 PM

Love Metronomy!

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2011 1:52 PM

Nah, I live on Morgan Ave. Anything west of Graham Avenue is shit. I am poor and enjoy complaining about the lack of good bands at free shows, even though they are the only ones that I can afford. I survive off of chickpeas and hummus. I only listen to high quality FLAC files of bands that are unsigned.

Love,
Gerald

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2011 2:00 PM

Does one need to buy tickets in advance to these free concerts at Pier 54?

p.s. I love Tuneyards and think she's a sort of genius.

Posted by LiZ | June 9, 2011 7:33 PM

How early should one arrive at the Pier? Free shows tend to mean long lines, but not sure how it works at this particular venue.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 2:38 PM

Can you email me with some pointers on how you made your site look this awesome, I would appreciate it.

Posted by miniclip | August 30, 2012 5:14 AM

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