Posted in comedy | music | tour dates | venues on April 27, 2011

Williamsburg Waterfront last year (more by Benjamin Lozovsky)
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As I previously wrote, "there will be concerts at the Williamsburg Waterfront this summer. In fact, the plan is to have 10 ticketed shows and 5 free shows." And, "The five free concert dates are still TBD, but one will be of a classical/philharmonic nature, and one will be geared towards kids. The free shows may or may not be on Sundays or even on weekends, and they will definitely not have anything to do with Jelly."

Since then three ticketed shows have been announced: Kid Cudi on Wednesday, July 6th (on sale), Death Cab For Cutie/Frightened Rabbit on Tuesday, August 2nd (on sale 5/6, but a presale starts 4/29), and Sonic Youth/Wild Flag on Friday, August 12th (on sale Friday). Seven more announcements to come.

Service Charge-free tickets are available at the Best Buy Theater Box Office (44th and Broadway in Manhattan) and at Sound Fix Records (44 Berry St. at North 11th St. in Brooklyn).

Two of the five free shows have also now been announced. The first is nothing like what Jelly would have booked: Coheed and Cambria, Adrian Belew Power Trio, and Tigers Jaw play the Williamsburg Waterfront on Saturday, June 11th. The second is sort of like what Jelly might have booked, but more closely resembles what you'd get at Celebrate Brooklyn: Eugene Mirman "& Pretty Good Friends Featuring Kristen Schaal & Many Surprise Guests" open for They Might Be Giants at Wiliamsburg Waterfront on Friday, July 29th.

Assuming TMBG won't be playing a kids set, and that the comedians will tell a few dirty jokes, the free kids show announcement is still to come, as is the classical concert date info (which means just one more completely unknown free lineup to come). Both announced free shows open their doors at 5:30pm.

All five shows, ticketed and free, are part of the "2011 T-MOBILE WILLIAMSBURG WATERFRONT CONCERT SERIES PRESENTED BY OSA" and "supported by Onitsuka Tiger, Vitamin Water, and Brooklyn Brewery."

All five shows are listed in an easy-to-read format below....

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upcoming shows @ Williamsburg Waterfront
6/11 - Coheed & Cambria, Adrian Belew Power Trio, Tigers Jaw (FREE)
7/06 - Kid Cudi & Chip the Rapper
7/29 - They Might Be Giants w/ Eugene Mirman & Pretty Good Friends (Kristen Schaal & many guests) (FREE)
8/02 - Death Cab For Cutie & Frightened Rabbit
8/12 - Sonic Youth/Wild Flag

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Comments (108)

I kind of wish TMBG was a paid show. That is going to be a DISASTER to get into.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 11:19 AM

Eugene!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 11:19 AM

:(

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 11:20 AM

TMBG confirmed yesterday on their Facebook page that the 7/29 show is for adults.

You really think it would be hard to get into? I walked right into the free Cut Copy show last summer, and TMBG is a 30 year old band we're talking about.

Posted by chris g | April 27, 2011 11:21 AM

Wish Coheed was paid as well. Wonder if there's any truth to those Soundgarden rumors...

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 11:21 AM

My name is Gerald, I write 90% of the comments on Brooklyn Vegan, and news of more free concerts upsets me.

Posted by Gerald | April 27, 2011 11:29 AM

TMBG won't be hard at all to get into. The last "big" show they played was at the Beacon almost four years ago. Saw them in Jersey last summer at the Pony and there were like 200 people there.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 11:29 AM

Who wants to see a bunch of old nerds play Birdhouse in Your Soul for the millionth time?

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 11:33 AM

are you all still happy Jelly is not booking anymore? I mean, I like TMBG but they are clearly now booking shows for the richer, older folks in the new buildings and saying 'fuck the kids in the neighborhood.'

not the most edgy lineup, is all i'm saying.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 11:34 AM

Really? You've gotta be "richer" to be into TMBG and Coheed & Cambria? If anything, these acts will draw more out of neighborhood folk.

Posted by Edward | April 27, 2011 11:38 AM

PUNCHES!!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 11:41 AM

I don't think TMBG will be hard to get into either. Show up within an hour of door time and I think you will be fine.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 11:45 AM

Don't forget to get your James Blake tickets at noon, you fucking bedwetters.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 11:47 AM

Actually 11:34 I respectfully disagree.

Coheed and Cambria are a pseduo-prog metal but really emo band for mopey nerdy teens.

It's a pretty left field choice, and definitely not for "rich people." That band writes and publishes COMIC BOOKS.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 11:47 AM

will the lcd show be paid or free?

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 11:50 AM

Jesus you people are idiots. Stop commenting.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 11:50 AM

LCD show will be free 11:50, but you have to wait outside the Merucry Lounge at 7am whenever it rains next for a wristband.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 11:51 AM

are you all still happy Jelly is not booking anymore?

I am. JellyNYC were such a piss poor organization. They were lazy, they took their sweet ass time announcing shows, shit never ran smoothly, and they were so in love with themselves it makes me want to throw up. It's good to have a professional organization putting on shows and not just a bunch of spoiled brats trying to impress their friends.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 11:52 AM

so the free shows are non ticketed?

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 11:53 AM

*Attention* TMBG are not that popular, it will be OK

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 11:53 AM

11:50(b) is new to Brooklyn Vegan. Let's give this fella a warm welcome.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 11:54 AM

Didn't realize Coheed and Cambria were still around.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 11:54 AM

11:54,

They are and they will rock your clit and nuts right off.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 11:58 AM

You hipsters weren't even around when Coheed put out Second Stage Turbine. They're playing that whole album in its entirely and it's going to be wonderful.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 11:58 AM

Agree 11:58pm. Hipsters were probably listening to Slipknot or some bs radio bands back in Iowa hahahha

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 11:59 AM

God, imagine the smells.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 12:02 PM

free Coheed show with Adrian Belew opening, and Death Cab and Sonic Youth. Not bad at all so far!

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 12:04 PM

Coheed and Cambria, Nyack, NY Represent!

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 12:08 PM

GBV WITH WAVVES > LCD WITH TMBG

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 12:09 PM

Really wish Jelly were still booking. This line-up is terrible compared to last summer.

Posted by uri | April 27, 2011 12:13 PM

@11:59 cats out of the bag- Slipknot is playing the free kids show

Posted by Edward | April 27, 2011 12:13 PM

Even old Hipsterville
Was once New Williamsburg
Why they changed it I can't say
People just wanted their falafel that way

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 12:16 PM

12:13,

I heard Mudvayne and ICP were also playing the kids show. Should be a good time.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 12:17 PM

this fucking sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by maria Gotay | April 27, 2011 12:18 PM

@11:47

The dudes from Lightning Bolt publish comic books too but they're not pussies like those emo clowns Coheed and Cambria.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 12:37 PM

12:37, wait, what?

Lightning Bolt make comics? What are they called?

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 12:46 PM

i keep forgetting you can get no-fee tix for these shows. i guess $32.50 for sonic youth isn't too outrageous.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 12:46 PM

First came the luxury condos...

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 12:49 PM

12:49
no, FIRST came the hipster idiots from the Midwest. THEN came the luxery condos ...

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 12:56 PM

Exactly! Coheed kills any of the garbage/no talent bands that Jelly used to book. I can't wait!


"You hipsters weren't even around when Coheed put out Second Stage Turbine. They're playing that whole album in its entirely and it's going to be wonderful."

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 12:59 PM

12:59: If you think Coheed is better than any of the bands Jelly has booked in the last several years (with the exception of maybe Punches), you are seriously reading the wrong blog. Sorry about your Friendster account.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 1:01 PM

1:01: No Friendster account here! I'm still on MakeOutClub.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 1:04 PM

Richard Christie will attend wearing a diaper and piss himself silly. Mark my words!

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 1:14 PM

you people really like Coheed? egad

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 1:15 PM

terrible line up

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 1:18 PM

Yo PBR dude:

Most of the "kids in the neighborhood" will not be there in a year. They will either have moved on to Bushwick, or Mom and Dad will have cut off their monthly rent ration, and they are back in their hometown.

Do not knock the "old folks." You will be one, sooner than you think.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 1:19 PM

1:15pm

Coheed is a great band. You clearly have an awful preconceived idea about the band. They are talented songwriters and for those that like rock musicians who play with dexterity, this band is definitely for them. I assume you think anyone that listens to Coheed probably don't listen to whatever music you listen to and deem worthy. All I can say is be less judgmental and stretch your mind out a bit.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 1:25 PM

the LCD show will be free, but you must show your MSG stub to get in.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 1:28 PM

"Richard Christie will attend wearing a diaper and piss himself silly. Mark my words!"

And I don't know what's more gross; Richard pissing and shitting himself, or the fact that he actually likes Coheed for some reason.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 1:34 PM

Coheed is for pussies. LCD is for pussies. The Waterfront is for pussies. You are all pussies.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 1:34 PM

TMBG / EUG MORE LIKE THIS

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 1:35 PM

Adrien Blew OPENING for Coheed and Cambria is so wrong. I don't like Coheed at all, but I think it's cool they're booking different kinds of free shows other then just ones that appeal to hipsters.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 1:37 PM

Gerald's really helping to boost up the BV comments section these days.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 1:38 PM

"You hipsters weren't even around when Coheed put out Second Stage Turbine. They're playing that whole album in its entirely and it's going to be wonderful."

Kill yourself

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 1:40 PM

What are hipsters? Can someone fill me in? Oh wait, you're beating this to death.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 1:46 PM

Wow disappointing. Tigers Jaw blows and Coheed hasn't been good for a while....(except for Chris Pennie dude fuckin shreds on drum)

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 1:49 PM

Can't believe people think Second Stage Turbine was cutting edge. Oh hipsters.

Relationship of Command defined a generation.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 1:58 PM

I'll be attending with my grandson, Rusty.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 2:04 PM

THIS IS A JOKE!!! OSA IS A JOKE!! AEG IS A JOKE!!! WAY TO GO, 2 OF THE 3 NEW TICKETED SHOWS ARE BANDS WHO PLAYED THE POOL NEARLY 10 TIMES IN ALL IN THE 3 YEARS AT MCCARREN!!!

WOW OSA, YOU NOT ONLY SUCCEEDED AND HELPED FAST TRACK WILLIAMSBURG INTO SOHO AND GOT AS MANY FUCKING YUPPIES OVER HERE AS POSSIBLE, YOU ALSO COMPLETELY RUINED THE MUSIC SCENE IN WILLIAMSBURG. YOU SUCK AND DO NOT DESERVE TO BE IN THE POSITION YOU ARE IN.

YOUR BOARD IS MADE UP OF SELFISH PEOPLE WHO ARE ALL OVER 40 YEARS OLD AND HAVE NOOOO CONNECTION TO THIS NEIGHBORHOOD AT ALL OTHER THAN TURNING IT INTO WHAT YOUUUUU WANT IT TO BE OR THINK THIS NEIGHBORHOOD NEEDS.

STEPHANIE THAYER (GO DRINK SOME MORE, AND LET YOUR SLOPPY BOOBS HANG OUT), STEVE HINDY (KEEP BREWING YOUR BEER EVERYWHERE ELSE OTHER THAN BROOKLYN), ADAM PERLMETTER (GO GET SOME MORE GANG BANGERS OUT OF JAIL), YOU SUCK AND SUCKED THE LIFE OUT OF THIS COMMUNITY. GO SELL SOME MORE $60 TICKETS TO ACTS WHO SHOULD EITHER BE FREE OR COST NO MORE THAN $15 AT MOST.

BTW, I HEARD STEPHANIE AND ADAM BOTH SAY MORE THAN ONCE THAT THEIR GOAL WAS TO BANKRUPT AND RUIN JELLY LAST SUMMER BECAUSE OSA WAS ENVIOUS OF THEM. THE SAME REASON WHY OSA DECIDED TO BECOME PROMOTERS INSTEAD OF A 501C3, BUT WAIT ARE THEY BOTH NOW?

LAME!!!

Posted by FORMER OSA VOLUNTEER WHO SAW STEPHANIE'S BOOBS AND NEARLY VOMITED | April 27, 2011 2:04 PM

TMBG were making music in williamsburg when yall were still just twinkles in yr father's hummus.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 2:08 PM

CAPS ARE COOL.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 2:09 PM

Coheed and Cambria, They Might Be Giants?! You serious?

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 2:10 PM

ARE COOL!!!

Posted by CAPS | April 27, 2011 2:19 PM

If you made a venndiagram on Coheed fans and these trendy losers (or "hipsters", as you call them) the answer would still be:

Shit comments that STILL don't fill the voided lives.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 2:20 PM

WILL YOU STOP YOUR BITCHING IN ALL CAPS.

I am so sick of you holier than though douches who are "Oh my god lame show, lame, lame, lame". Shut up. Regardless of what you say, the scene here is great. OSA didn't ruin anything. It is your attitude that needs some work. No matter how hard people try to appease your holier than though selves, you will come on here and rant away. They Might Be Giants are darn respectable. If you're going to complain so adamantly about a free show then you were spoiled in the first place.

Deal with it. And for those of you being all pretentious about the lineup, then DON'T GO. No one is forcing you to do anything. Go to some DIY show if you feel that way. It's the very same elitist attitudes like this that make people hate aspects of Brooklyn in the first place.

I'm sick of these muthafuckin' haters on this muthafuckin' plane.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 2:23 PM

If the shows are in the same area near the East River State Park as the last couple years, then clearly they can't close off the STATE park and charge people... but I'm sure they'll figure a way

Posted by joe | April 27, 2011 2:27 PM

@12:46

Brian Chippendale just recently published "If-N-Oof" and is doing an ongoing series called "Puke Force" at Picturebox. He also has two older books "Maggots" and "Ninja". Brian Gibson does an animated series called "Barkley's Barnyard Critters". Check them all out!

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 2:28 PM

April 27, 2011 2:23 PM

Welcome to the neighborhood! Hope you like working for OSA and your trust funded new high-rise next to the park. May you trip on a chihuahua and land face first in your chai latte.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 2:34 PM

@2:34

Yeah? Hope you like bitching about free concerts and acting like you got here before everyone else did.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 2:39 PM

Totes over WilliaMEHsburg. Moving some where less lame. You guys are so unoriginal. See you in Bensonhurst.

Posted by Gerald | April 27, 2011 2:46 PM

They might be... better off playing anywhere than brooklyn

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 2:49 PM

Speak out against @2:34 AKA Broseph McCartney and you automatically work for OSA and are new to the neighborhood.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 2:49 PM

I love making people mad with anonymous comments.

BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA WAS A MUSLIM BORN IN KENYA AND DIDDLED YOUR MOTHER (AND FATHER).

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 2:51 PM

@2:49

You might be.. unoriginal

ZOMG THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS ARE RUINING BROOKLYN. This is their home base. They have fans here. They're playing free. Idiot.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 2:53 PM

Hummus
Daft punk
lcd soundsystem
meh
chickpeas
jelly lame
gentrification
yuppies
this band sucks
this band rocks
i have better music taste than you
you were in diapers when
die hipsters

there ive summed up every single comment ever on Brooklyn Vegan for you all.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 2:58 PM

TMBG - does anyone really care about this band? besides a random group of 250 people?

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 3:03 PM

jesusu H christ this is horrible. is the prospect park lineup out yet? (***fingers crossed***....)

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 3:03 PM

i am going to start making and selling gerald t-shirts, unless gerald beats me to it.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 3:06 PM

2:58, you forgot Arcade Dire, 7.5 inches, Mumford and many more i'm sure.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 3:08 PM

TMBG arent fuzzy buzzy enough
The only show i will accept is james blake with smith westerns, kurt vile, lykke li, toro y moi and panda bear. all free.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 3:10 PM

this makes me miss jelly

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 3:13 PM

Ah, the ultimate hypocrisy isn't it?

You all want to live in the idealized version Williamsburg, circa 1989, but when you get a band that actually PLAYED here at that time, you say they're irrelevant. Ya just simply can't please everyone, can ya?

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 3:31 PM

Look, I like TMBG. I'm just saying the OSA, who seem totally corrupt, is booking middle aged acts that belong in prospect banndshell celebrate brooklyn while jelly booked much more interesting, younger acts.

This is probably because the OSA, and those invested in those luxury condos, want williamsburg to become park slope and all the awful that comes with it.

and to the guy that called me 'pbr dude' go fuck yourself - i'm probably your age and i live in williamsburg. i'm just not a yuppie cunt and would prefer the neighborhood to not become park slope. unlike you.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 3:33 PM

@ April 27, 2011 2:39 PM

Yeah I did move here long before you, you little chump. I wish you were here then, I would have loved watching you get your ass kicked trying to cop smack from my Puerto Rican landlord aka my father.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 3:38 PM

OSA sucks
JELLY gives good head but doesn't suck!

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 3:40 PM

@3:33

Yeah, I remember the good old days when Jelly booked up and coming acts like The Breeders, DMC, and mission of burma. Just as middle aged at TMBG.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 3:44 PM

@3:38 Puerto Ricans read BV? They've really expanded their demographics haven't they. PR drinkin PBR.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 3:48 PM

3:38, po' puerto rican trash.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 4:02 PM

3:38 really lives in Sacramento, CA and is on his study break.

Nerd.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 4:04 PM

2:51 speaks the absolute truth. That's why you people are ignoring his comment.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 4:14 PM

Careful what you say, 4:04. Sacramento is going to be the next Portland once all those kids that moved out there realize there aren't any jobs.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 4:31 PM

Thank you all for making work bearable today!

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 4:49 PM

4:02 = the devil and they might be giants F*CKING SUCK you losers.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 4:51 PM

I'm so skinny!

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 5:17 PM

guys, i heard that TMBG have been informed of this controversy, and are working out a set of post-ironic shitty 90s R&B for this show to make you all happy... you won't have to worry about any interesting or real music wafting off kent and soiling your delicate indie ears

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 6:43 PM

With the rising cost of hummus, I welcome these free parties with a welcome!

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 8:38 PM

pbr dude -

don't take it all so personally. it is okay to be a 40 year old virgin, taking rent money from his folks

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 8:47 PM

i wish aids and hivs were passed around this summer...that would be a cool trend

Posted by the cure | April 27, 2011 8:52 PM

So 3:33, you are admitting that YOU are part of why Williamsburg has become a haven for poseurs and know-nothings?

Thanks for moving to Williamsburg, and then complaining about it.

Meet me at Spike Hill, and I will buy you a PBR.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 9:16 PM

its just a central site for a big outdoor concert venue.. I don't think the bookings need to reflect whats hot in Williamsburg or whatever. There are plenty of warehouse / Todd P shows for that.. The Summerstage shows in Central Park don't cater to the surrounding residents.. OSA / AEG are grown up organizations... they want to make money / sell beer , etc. it just happens to be in Williamsburg No more free lunch for uber hipsters boo fucking hoo..

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 9:39 PM

I'm ecstatic about both free shows, fuck all y'all niggaz, more room for me

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 10:24 PM

Wow. I've never heard so many assholes complaining about a free shows. They are fucking free! Don't go if you don't want to. Or go. Who cares about you anyway?

Posted by Ron | April 27, 2011 10:26 PM

why do you all feel like your comments matter?? You like what you like...if you dont like it...dont go.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2011 6:58 PM

PPL WHO R NOT ME R STUPID PPL

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2011 7:08 PM

END-LESS BUM-MER. I'd rather go to pier 54 and watch Wavves play what seems like the same song over and over again.

Posted by bonghit | April 28, 2011 11:51 PM

YAY The CAPS got swept!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2011 5:53 PM

Free Shows? Thats Awesome!! :D :D

Posted by Helena | May 9, 2011 4:15 AM

they need to move the shows to Betsy Head Park in Brownsville, Brownsville is where itz at, Williamsburg is dead

Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2011 2:24 PM

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