Posted in To Do | music on June 21, 2012

Make Music NY

Like AA batteries on the subway tracks and college kids in polo shirts trying to get you to sign some petition, music is pretty inescapable on NYC. But today, June 21, 2012, it is even moreso as it's the annual Make Music New York day which puts musicians of all shades and colors on the sidewalks of our fair city. As you might imagine, some neighborhoods (like Williamsburg) will have more going on than others.

Besides a bunch of random bands, there are some fun events. Mass Appeal brings together hundreds of musicians to perform works created for one specific instrument that anyone (with said instrument) can participate in. This includes the world premiere of Philip Glass' choral work "The New Rule" which happens in Times Square at 6:30. If you'd like to join in, you can download the sheet music here.

Other Mass Appeal events happening today include accordions in Sheridan Triangle (6:30PM), bagpipes in Herald Square (7PM), harps at Urban Plaza (5:30), ouds at Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza (7PM), and many more.

More MMNY: Joe's Pub is throwing an all-day block party at Astor Pl./Lafayette from 11AM  - 7PM with performances from Chris Parrello, Heather Christian & the Arbornauts, Sxip Shirey and more.

Slavic Soul Party is playing at Jacobi Medical Center Pedestrian Mall; and Tompkins Square Park has Support Women Artists Now at 3PM, the Hungry March Band at 6PM, and Bill Popp & the Tapes at 7PM.

There's lots, lots more going on today. Go outside, you'll probably run into some of it. But you can check their website to see what's going on in your neighborhood.

Historically and technically Punk Island is part of Make Music New York, but this year Punk Island actually happens three days later (this Sunday) on Governors Island. Flyer and more info below...

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Make Music NY

Confirmed bands for Punk Island 2012
Sworn Enemy
Two-Man Advantage
Wombat in Combat
Panzie
Bucket Flush
The Scutches
InCircles
Hostile Times
Fried Chicken & Gasoline
The Nihilistics
Barons of Tang
World War IX
Cultivator
The Will
(A) Truth
Skum City
All New Episode
Praxis
Ides
R-Tronika
Emetic
Not the Bees
Suburban Grass
Brook Pridemore
Rainy Day Cacophony
Bomb Scare
Acid Boy
No Control
Bobby Joe Ebola & the Children Mac Nuggets
Obamanation
Stupid Naturals
The Only
Up For Nothing
The Shivering Brigade
Forever the Endevaor
Los Bungalitos
Decensitized
Eleventh Hour
Rodent Land
xPassagex
Polemic Shock
No More Victims
Tribal Force
Hive Smasher
Snake Road
Cojoba
Less Life
Bible Thumper
War Fear
Dead//Beat
Mary Todd
Zero Content
Banji
Wood Spider
Running Thoughts
Right Now

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Comments (14)

too hot

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 10:45 AM

yes. nice list :D

Posted by medicine | June 21, 2012 10:59 AM

Who??

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 11:25 AM

LOL @ Sworn Enemy playing this. So washed up. Break up already. Since when were they "punk"??? Or hardcore? They divorced themselves from playing hardcore shows in 2004. Fuck them.

Posted by D | June 21, 2012 11:29 AM

what a crap line-up. was it last year they had NEGATIVE APPROACH and DOA?

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 11:31 AM

11:31 - Negative Approach a few years ago. I believe last year they had Zounds...but point well taken.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 11:56 AM

you've made enough music New York and it all sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 4:14 PM

Make hummus new York.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 4:54 PM

I think that the Make Music New York day is a lot better then Zombie day. I dunno if New York has Zombie day or not. Zombie day if you didn't know is basically a day where people go out at night and dress up like zombies. I think it's ok to do if you are little but as you get older I would assume you'd have better things to do with your time. With Make Music New York day your able to hear awesome music and support local bands. That is way cooler then dressing up like a zombie and walking around scaring people.

Posted by ontario honey | October 29, 2012 8:21 PM

LOL @ Sworn Enemy playing this. So washed up. Break up already. Since when were they "punk"??? Or hardcore? They divorced themselves from playing hardcore shows in 2004. Fuck them.

Posted by cn arabic | January 21, 2013 10:18 AM

what a crap line-up. was it last year they had NEGATIVE APPROACH and DOA?

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Posted by Michal | February 24, 2013 8:44 PM

New York is a city representative for quality music, and this line-up is not blurring this classic myth. I hope they organize more events like this.

Posted by Behati | November 21, 2014 9:50 AM

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