Posted in music | pictures on June 30, 2014

photos by Chris La Putt

Shovels & Rope / Valerie June / Shakey Graves
Shovels and Rope
Valerie June
Shakey Graves

Friday's Celebrate Brooklyn! concert in Prospect Part (6/27) was country-tinged, with South Carolina's Shovels and Rope headlining and also featuring sets from Valerie June and Shake Graves. Pictures from the whole evening are in this post.

Formerly a one-man band, Austin troubadour Shakey Graves brought in a drummer for a number of songs in his set adding a little more "oomph" and variety from his typical hollow-body strumming and suitcase drumming sound.

Dressed in a turquoise blue dress, Valerie June followed up with her Tennessee twang that reverberated throughout the summery evening, switching from a scorching red Gretsch (which she nicknamed matter-of-factly "Big Red") to a Martin dreadnought acoustic ("the Stranger"), a petite ukelele-banjo or banjolele ("the Baby"), and of course, a banjo ("the Mom"). Her voice was definitely reminiscent of another steadfast country relic of the past with a similar name -- Ms. Valerie June Carter Cash -- and comparisons to the Appallachian folks singers of the Lomax collection are apt descriptions of her sound. However, it's not all folky sound that comes out of this singer. At one point in the evening she got down and revved up Big Red for a show-stopping jam.

All the way from Johns Island, SC, Carrie Ann Heart and Michael Trent, the indie country couple that make up Shovels and Rope, stomped and hollered on stage to a packed crowd in Prospect Park and probably their largest headlining NYC show to date. Not bad for a band who's played at Arlene's Grocery just two years ago. The band played a number songs from their upcoming album Swimmin' Time, which is scheduled for release on August 26. While we wait for that, take a gander at more Prospect Park pics and videos below...

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Comments (47)

At CityFest 2014 we're going to undo all these goddamned Brooklyn celebrations. I'm going to smash that bandshell temple Jesus style. "You worship a false city!"

Posted by Mr. Foot Fetish | June 30, 2014 11:21 AM

you are just talk. there is no cityfest.

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2014 12:07 PM

You didn't mention "post city".

You're post city.

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2014 12:16 PM

Shakey Graves = good fun, solid set

Valerie June = just so sweet! like a young Dolly

Shovels & Rope = hillbilly black keys (white keys?), i walked the fuck out

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2014 12:17 PM

CityFest 2014 will not have corporate sponsorz Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2014 12:07 PM. Unless you call ROCK N' ROLL a corporate sponsor.

Posted by Mr. Foot Fetish | June 30, 2014 12:40 PM

your "city fest" already came and went foot. but you already knew that

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2014/06/the_2014_gay_pr.html

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2014 12:48 PM

Foot fetish is pathetic.

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2014 12:56 PM

I bet he had one of those retarded moms that told him everything he did was so funny and so good. The poor guy actually believed it, and now walks around thinking he's a scream, and doesn't see the looks of derision and embarrassment on the proximal people's faces.

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2014 1:01 PM

ABOVE ME

HA, good one.

Even the post city gayz look bored.

Post city galz love to have gay friendz. "So I was at brunch with my gay friend Tom and he's such a workaholic cut-up."

Posted by Mr. Foot Fetish | June 30, 2014 1:03 PM

Mr. Jersey Republican knows that trying to slow down money's progress throughout the Heaven of Brooklyn is impossible, and unwanted. Mr. Foot Fetish and his minions will never succeed.

"Someday all concert tickets will be market rate, like your loft apartment on South 4th."

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2014 1:05 PM

go away. you are done.

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2014 1:14 PM

lol @ posting as foot fetish and then attempting to post as somebody else under it.

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2014 1:16 PM

Nice. Not one post worth reading.

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2014 1:33 PM

Only Mr. Jersey Republican is allowed multiple posts agreeing with himself (1:14,1:16, 1:33). Everyone else is not worthy of anonymous holy talk on Brooklyn Vegan grounds.

"Privilege belongs only to the privileged."

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2014 1:40 PM

^ Foot Fetish

I'm 12:56 and 1:16. Can't say who the other guy is but I assure you that at least two people think you're sad...and terribly unfunny.

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2014 1:57 PM

Who is this "Mr. Jersey Republican"? I am a fairly frequent reader of BV and I do not remember anyone ever describing themselves as a New Jersey (?) Republican.

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2014 2:03 PM

Mr Foot Fetish needs to get his toe out of his ass.

Posted by Dr Scholl | June 30, 2014 2:05 PM

@2:03 I am not sure but I think one time the guy behind Foot Fetish/Fake D/a bunch of equally unfunny internet personas lost an argument or got rubbed the wrong way by somebody. Somebody with different views than him, I guess. So he labeled that other guy a "Jersey Republican". So it's not so much about there actually being a republican from NJ, that person probably doesn't actually exist. It's just a guy Foot Fetish holds a grudge against.

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2014 2:09 PM

I think the Jersey Republican announced himself in one of the posts over the weekend. Try to keep up.

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2014 2:12 PM

^ Foot Fetish

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2014 2:14 PM

Yup, 2:12 you can run but you can't hide. Just go away, you are found out and rejected as an imposter.

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2014 2:18 PM

Thanks @2:09

I kind of figured that to be the case. It's obvious that this Foot Fetish person has a real axe to grind, probably a deeply angry, troubled person. That must be a really lonely place. It's sad, but avoidable and so I won't be losing any sleep over him.

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2014 2:21 PM

If there's one thing a narcissist really hates it's being ignored.

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2014 2:24 PM

I think i'm the guy the loser thinks is Jersey Republican. FTR I live in Brooklyn and am not even registered to vote. That dude is super whacked out.

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2014 2:33 PM

@2:33

Yes but what is the status of your parents air conditioner?

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2014 2:36 PM

^ha, yeah. I have come across some crazy people before. But that guy's emotional wounds are out of control.

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2014 2:40 PM

New disciples already!

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2014 3:09 PM

"The air conditioner is on high."

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2014 3:14 PM

One post city boy sure has a hard time with my cocksure posts on here. What a nut.

At CityFest 2014, we reveal ourselves!

Posted by Mr. Foot Fetish | June 30, 2014 3:14 PM

^ sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2014 3:18 PM

"You can only scream into the face of the logic-less, and demand it to be more logical, or make your parents buy you something expensive to soothe you're hoarse throat."

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2014 3:21 PM

^ also sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2014 3:27 PM

^Thanks for the eloquence.

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2014 3:29 PM

Narcissist, meet narcissist

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2014 3:32 PM

^BV, meet a 9th grade education.

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2014 3:36 PM

"I live in Brooklyn and am not even registered to vote."

Yeah, be proud of that.

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2014 3:37 PM

^lol @ you caring about some punk ass vote.

Vote or die dude!

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2014 3:41 PM

Our disciples can no longer run or hide. Our ruler teaches us in plain sight. His teachings are embedded in most of the posts here. He gives us autobiographical information to lead us!

"Nothing's more satisfying than agreeing with yourself on anonymous comment postings, when no one else will. Mom won't call me a narcissist anymore."

Posted by DISCIPLE | June 30, 2014 3:43 PM

FD/FF/GF/BS is totally losing it, hilarious!

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2014 3:46 PM

From now on, we can only win. YOU lead us the way.

"Voting is for idiots, dudez!"

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2014 3:49 PM

Boston Foot Stomper > Mr. Foot Fetish

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2014 3:54 PM

"Behold the new face of New York."

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2014 3:55 PM

I clutch my vote close to my heart, as I dream of hope and change.

L U L Z

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2014 3:55 PM

"Democracy is for chumps. His way is the one true way, so why explore choices?"

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2014 7:35 PM

If there's one thing a narcissist really hates it's being ignored.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 12:15 AM

If there's one thing a narcissist really hates it's being ignored.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 12:32 AM

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