Posted in music | tour dates on June 28, 2013

by Andrew Sacher

4Knots 2012 (more by Chris La Putt)
4Knots
4Knots

The Seaport Music Festival might be wrapping up today with a show from Unknown Mortal Orchestra, but that doesn't mean free shows at The Seaport (Pier 17) are done for the summer. This Saturday (6/29), the outdoor venue will host the Village Voice's annual free, all ages 4Knots Music Festival. The fest kicks off early in the afternoon (1 PM) and it will be over by 8, so you'll probably be able to catch any night shows you wanted to go to on Saturday too. It's the festival's third year and this time around they may have booked their most consistently great lineup.

Kurt Vile at Bowery Ballroom in May (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Kurt Vile

The festival is being headlined by Kurt Vile, whose 2013 album, Wakin On A Pretty Daze, is one of the strongest releases of the year. The weather is looking a little iffy earlier in the day (fest is rain or shine by the way), but it looks like a good chance of sun by the time he's on, and there's not really any better way to see Kurt than outdoors on a pretty day.

The rest of the lineup is excellent too, including Memphis garage punks Reigning Sound, Brooklyn's punks-gone-country-rockers The Men, Brooklyn's Pavement-meets-Modern Lovers indie rockers Parquet Courts, Vancouver's seriously intense punk band White Lung, mathy guitar wizard Marnie Stern, YYYs-inspired Hunters, Woods/Vivian Girls-related project The Babies, rapper Fat Tony, and fuzzy indie rockers Heliotropes.

Also, since we last spoke, Steve Gunn, who is also a member of Kurt Vile's live band, was added to the lineup. His new album, Time Off, is out now, and you can stream two tracks from that release below (via FADER).

If this is your first trip to the Seaport, directions are available at Village Voice's website. It's easy to get there by subway, bus, or car, and you can also valet park your bike. Once you're there, this festival map should be of use if you need it. And, leave your coolers and beach chairs at home. There's good food down there, too, with the Smorgasbar vendors on Front St (at Fulton).

All of that fun happens for free between 1 and 8 PM, and then, if you got tickets, you can keep partying at the sold-out afterparty at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Lil B, Clams Casino, and Keyboard Kid.

Steve Gunn song streams and 4Knots flyer below...

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Comments (15)

Set times?

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2013 4:53 PM

are there no set times posted anywhere?

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2013 4:55 PM

set times? dummies

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2013 4:58 PM

No Ted Leo? :(

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2013 5:33 PM

settttt tiiiiiiiiimes

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2013 7:01 PM

wow fun! Everything looked great! I’m sure they all had tons of fun! I’m hoping to do something this creative for our little guys 2nd birthday in November but with Fire Trucks.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2013 7:04 PM

Here ya go...

Pier 17 Stage:

Steve Gunn 1:00-1:40
Hunters 2:00-2:40
White Lung 3:00-3:40
Parquet Courts 4:00-4:40
The Men 5:00-5:40
Reigning Sound 6:00-6:40
Kurt Vile & the Violators 7:00-8:00

Pier 16 Stage

Heliotropes 1:30-2:10
Fat Tony 2:30-3:10
The Babies 3:30-4:10
Marnie Stern 4:30-5:10

Posted by Mr. Floppy | June 28, 2013 7:44 PM

Thanks for the set-times!!!

Posted by BTH | June 28, 2013 8:30 PM

Thanks. I have no idea why they didn't announce the schedule this year. Do they really think people want to hang out at the Seaport all day? They should ask the CBGB Fest people how well not announcing a schedule went for them.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2013 10:35 PM

will the pier 16 sound bleed into the pier 17 sound? will I be able to see o's mutantes in Brooklyn?

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2013 12:31 AM

Overlapping :(

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2013 10:32 AM

Os Mutantes will probably go on at 9, so that would give you an hour to get there if Kurt's set ends right at 8. Unfortunately on wknds the line to get in at pros park Bandshell can be crazy long.

Posted by dewey | June 29, 2013 11:02 AM

They only had hot dogs. Everywhere I looked only hot dogs.

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2013 12:19 AM

er...i think sailing this kind of craft you have to have time! And, for goodness sake,there are clues from the water surface as to when puffs are coming.

Posted by Karina | May 28, 2014 3:54 AM

makes me roar...the best sort of grunge punk toss the cookies off kiss

Posted by Shealy | October 6, 2014 10:00 AM

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