Posted in movies | music | tour dates on June 14, 2011

Sufjan Stevens at Beacon Theater (more by David Andrako)
Sufjan Stevens

Tickets for Sufjan Steven's August 2nd's appearance at the Prospect Park Bandshell have flown away. Luckily, the notorious S.O.O.F. will bless the park with a second date on the following night: August 3rd at Prospect Park Bandshell. Tickets for the new Brooklyn show go on AEG/venue presale at 10AM on Thursday (6/17) and noon on Friday (6/17). No word on openers (though we think My Brightest Diamond is opening the first night). We'll keep you posted.

In other SOOF related news, IFC is currently streaming a clip from the film Make:

Directors Scott Ogden and Malcolm Hearn's documentary, "MAKE," is about four artists on the furthest fringes of our society. Isolated by their disabilities, they find a voice and try to make sense of a world that shuns them, through incredible works of art. These are the characters that inspired Sufjan Stevens' album, "The Age of Adz." Stevens, who called the film "a beautiful and insightful look at the sublime task of making art when nothing will else do," based his album's narrative specifically on the life and apocalyptic work of the schizophrenic artist, Prophet Royal Robertson featured in "MAKE."

..."MAKE" includes a soundtrack with original compositions from Sufjan Stevens and Marc Bianchi (Her Space Holiday), along with music by Jim Guthrie, Oneida, Tommy Guerrero, and Au Revoir Simone.

The film's screening and release party will happen at the American Folk Art Museum on June 17th (RSVP info at the link). Screenings happen at 1:00, 3:00, 4:30 & 5:45 pm in the auditorium (lower level 1). The reception is 5:30-8:30 pm in the atrium, with live music by Takka Takka.

Check out the 17 minute clip below....

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Comments (52)

Of all the sold out Prospect Park benefit shows, why is Sufjan the only one to have a second night?

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2011 1:41 PM

@ 141pm because....
1) bon iver is already playing another date at united palace
2) animal collective "secret" show in brooklyn that week they're playing prospect park
3) sufjan fans will go see him two nights cause they're suckers

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2011 1:44 PM

what's weirder is that the first show isn't even sold out

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2011 1:44 PM

i like weiner

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2011 1:55 PM

Sufjan is heading down Adam Ant crazy town...

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2011 1:56 PM

anyone else think the guy is just seriously losing it?

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2011 1:56 PM

that capo is WAY too high.

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2011 1:57 PM

Between Andrew Bird last week, Decemberists this week and 2 shows but Sufjan, the pussification of Brooklyn is now complete.

Congrats on turning Brooklyn into Portland or wherever you transplants moved in from.

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2011 1:58 PM

makes little sense to do this when the first show hasn't even sold out yet.

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2011 2:02 PM

@ 202pm. bowery presents do this every time silly....

within next couple of days, 1st show will be sold out.

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2011 2:06 PM

Soofjeezy in the heezy fo sheezy my hipsteezys

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2011 2:07 PM

@156pm. yes. i lost interest in him after illinois lp....

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2011 2:07 PM

1:58, you got that right. The fucking Park Slope brunchcore scene keeps growing and ruining this area with their $70k salaries.

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2011 2:11 PM

soofyawn

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2011 2:25 PM

>that capo is WAY too high.

thank you for the most intelligent posting on here. and with all due respect, if i was making 70k, um, yeah, i'd probably go have brunch now and again. who cares.

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2011 2:26 PM

2:11, you seem to get around a lot. your "brunchcore" joke isn't funny in any of the threads you post it in, though. you can do better, c'mon. we're all counting on you, and since you don't work, we know you have time to come up with something really snarky and incisive.

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2011 2:28 PM

I just want to go record and say this guy royal sucks...and has since he 1st came out

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2011 2:31 PM

A capo can never be too high.

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2011 2:39 PM

2:28, unfortunately I think what's happening is that "brunchcore" is merely my critical failure. Having started such BV memes as the cum rag guy, M u m f o r d and S o n s and "Do like you my 7 1/2 inches?," I too must admit I'm a bit disappointed in myself that it hasn't picked up more attention.

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2011 2:41 PM

The legendary (original) hummus guy started the finest meme to ever grace these pages. It will forever remain like an oil stain.

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2011 2:45 PM

stephen malkmus is playing the beloved terminal 5 on 9/26... sucks

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2011 2:45 PM

2:11 needs to hang out with Frohawk (with constant photographic proof posted to BV) and become a meme by association -- Brohawk.

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2011 2:45 PM

Hate to break the sad news but 70K living in NYC ain't anything.

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2011 2:48 PM

2:41, no way did you start all of those memes. And I believe it was originally "Brunchwave" not "Brunchcore."

If you're gonna take credit for something you didn't actually do at least get it right.

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2011 2:48 PM

@ 1:58 - i was born a few blocks away from this place and have no problem with what's playing this year in the park - and where did you come from to make such a stupid comment? if you lived there during the 70's and 80's, you'd know not to say such stupid things

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2011 2:59 PM

2:48, I certainly did start all those memes (but okay, I admit I tried to keep "brunchwave" alive by editing it to "brunchcore." I also did the $70k salary meme as well, but I've been using that one in restraint because I got a cool reception from that one.

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2011 3:17 PM

Post script: I also wrote this one too:

"Ezra Koenig called. He wants his hair back.
The guy from We Are Scientists called. He said to stop pretending you're him and trying to bang his wife from Au Revoir Simone.
BrooklynVegan comment board called. They want their boyish-faced hipster look back."

This is nothing to be proud of I've realized.

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2011 3:19 PM

Good news. I love Sufjan and will see him twice. Happily. No need to hate on something you don't care about. There's enough in this World for every one of us to love.

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2011 3:30 PM

Call me old-fashioned, but I will not condone living in Brooklyn until I can wake up each morning and immediately get punched in the face.

Posted by SeƱor | June 14, 2011 3:52 PM

Sufjan has gone off the rails...

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2011 3:56 PM

Hey! A Sufjan Stevens thread! Let's start sommore shit! Yeaaaaaaa!

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2011 4:05 PM

"The legendary (original) hummus guy started the finest meme to ever grace these pages. It will forever remain like an oil stain."

or herpes. and we all know thats you, hummus guy.

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2011 4:11 PM

A meme is only successful once BV censors your ability to type it into a comment. You can still write hummus all you want. C u m r a g was once temporarily unavailable at one point, as were M u m f o r d a n d S o n s. The phrase "s e v e n and a half inches" is censored too. You have to put spaces in between the words to bypass them (I did here because my comment initially got censored for one of the memes mentions.)

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2011 4:24 PM

thank god we cleared all that up

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2011 4:39 PM

This raises the question, who the hell is BV to decide which memes stay and which go? All of those are censored, but Hummus remains? let your readers decide, BV.

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2011 4:43 PM

how about instead we just ban YOU 4:24? maybe this site wouldnt be so bad then.

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2011 4:57 PM

T E A R S O F T O F U has been censored too. It's a great band. They're playing at The Vulva tonight. Free vibes for the first 100 in line.

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2011 5:05 PM

arcade dire makes it through the censors just fine, as does twent weznor.

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2011 5:20 PM

no Jack Johnson no care

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2011 5:41 PM

Hummus should not be censored because it is a lovely peaceful and delightful snack that brings a smile to many faces whenever it is eaten.

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2011 6:08 PM

I know you are all dudes commenting and that makes me chuckle

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2011 6:28 PM

I just sunk my teeth into a nice big falafel and hummus sandwich while reading this post. I am not a dude.

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2011 7:03 PM

Who still gives a shit about this fag?

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2011 10:21 PM

I live in Park Slope. I do not go to brunch. I do not like Andrew Turd, or DeceMEHrists or any of the other bitch bands that you all rave about. I play guitar, loud and fast. I would like to put together a band and start a new musical revolution, in Park Slope, just to piss off Ms. "Brunchwave"-meme-wanna-be girlfriend.

That is all.

Posted by Anonymous | June 15, 2011 9:48 AM

I like the term "Sufyawn." Very fitting.

Posted by Anonymous | June 15, 2011 9:51 AM

For anyone curious about buying tickets for the presale (all none of you), it's the same password as last time.

Posted by Anonymous | June 15, 2011 10:20 AM

The Revolution Will Not Be MEHlevised

Posted by Anonymous | June 15, 2011 10:38 AM

Why is it that if I put S K I N N Y J E A N S in my comment, it gets held by the moderator? Really? S K I N N Y J E A N S ?

Posted by Anonymous | June 15, 2011 12:48 PM

Sufjan has the most gorgeous face!!! Smart, TALENTED, rich and handsome, unlike most of us...
Adam Ant comment did make me laugh, but he's almost done with that look.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2011 1:25 AM

Celebrate Brooklyn event info says show starts at 7p. So, MBD at 7, Suf at 8. Does that sound right?

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2011 4:36 PM

All you haters on here should check yourselves, this show was a true spectacle of the creative spirit and one of the best I've ever seen, despite the fact that us "suckers" had to endure some pretty tough weather.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 12:32 PM

SUFJAN IS A FAG

Posted by KILL ALL FAGS | December 11, 2011 2:51 PM

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