Posted in music on July 7, 2011

Laurie Anderson & Bill Laswell @ Castle Clinton - 6/30/11 (photo by David Godlis)
Laurie Anderson

Laurie Anderson & Bill Laswell played a free show at Castle Clinton in NYC last week (6/30). The free River to River series of concerts in Battery Park continues tonight (7/7) with My Brightest Diamond...

My Brightest Diamond with yMusic
July 7, 2011 - 7:00pm
Castle Clinton


Shara Worden is the granddaughter of an Epiphone-strumming traveling evangelist, her father an accomplished accordionist and her mother a classical organist. As a young person, Worden sang in church with her family and competed internationally with her high school chamber choir. She received a BA in Opera from the University of North Texas and studied composition with Padma Newsome. Her band, My Brightest Diamond, has released Bring Me The Workhorse (2006) and A Thousand Shark's Teeth (2008) on Asthmatic Kitty Records. In addition to her own songwriting endeavors (a new album is imminent), she has recently collaborated with myriad artists, including The Decemberists, Sufjan Stevens, David Byrne, Matthew Barney and Sarah Kirkland Snider. On this night she will join forces with a young but sophisticatedly scrappy group of players called yMusic who have backed the likes of Antony and The Johnsons, Arcade Fire, Beth Orton and Spoon to name a few. A night of incredible versatility in a place called home, Shara and her musical wanderers will leave you in a beautiful daze.

Patti Smith plays the final free show of the summer at Castle Clinton on July 14th (same rules apply).

Check out the video of The Hold Steady playing the national monument in 2006, below...

The Hold Steady At Castle Clinton, NYC



Comments (3)

This is the e-mail sent out to those who reserved tix online:

"Greetings from the River To River Festival!

This email is a reminder that you have reserved a free e-ticket for tonight's My Brightest Diamond concert at Castle Clinton.
A few reminders for tonight's show:

Please print out your e-ticket. Each e-ticket has a barcode, which will be scanned for entry. If you have reserved two e-tickets, please print out both (you may reserve up to two e-tickets in advance).

E-tickets can be redeemed from 5-6:30PM at the gate. If you do not redeem your e-ticket before 6:30PM, it may be released to the general public.

Please note, however, that there are still 600+ tickets that will be available at the gate. So please tell your friends, even if they have not reserved in advance, they may still get in. And if you are running late, it is still worth bringing your e-ticket and trying to get in.

Castle Clinton is in Battery Park.

Doors open at 6PM and the show starts at 7PM."

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2011 10:57 AM

god, remember hold steady? what were we thinking?

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2011 11:43 AM

Yes, I remember.
They were amazing up until the relatively recent lineup changes and underwhelming last album.

Though I suppose acoustic was never really their thing.

Still, had a fantastic run, and I wouldn't count them out yet.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2011 11:54 AM

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