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"Break Dance", Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY (bok bok)
I have been totally slacking on the going out front. Luckily this week there is plenty of really exciting dancing to be done (both when I'm here and when I'm going to be away - more on that later). On to this week:
photos by Eric M Townsend
The 30th Annual Seaside Summer Concert Series performances are held Thursday nights 7:30 pm Asser Levy/Seaside Park at West 5th Street and Surf Avenue in Coney Island/Brighton Beach, across the street from the New York Aquarium.
2008, Coney Island, Brooklyn, NYThese FREE shows are in Brooklyn, NY (map below).
July 10 - an evening with Michael Bolton
July 17 - an evening with Brian Wilson
July 24 - Smokey Robinson, Russell Thompkins Jr. & the New Stylistics
July 31 - classic rock night w/ "mystery guest" and Starship featuring Mickey Thomas
Aug 07 - an evening with Liza Minnelli
Aug 14 - Salsa by the Sea w/ TBA
Aug 21 - Huey Lewis & The News w/ special guest Paul Thorn
A Huey Lewis (!?) video, and Coney Island map below....
Islands and Ra Ra Riot have been added to the 2008 Village Voice Siren Festival - a free outdoor concert that takes place on two stages in Coney Island every year. This year's date is July 19th. Stephen Malkmus, Broken Social Scene and the rest of the lineup HERE.
Coney Island, August 23, 2003 (via Bjork gigography)
I'll never forget showing up late to the Bjork / Sigur Ros in Brooklyn five years ago. I was upset that I was missing it, but hearing the unmistakable music of Sigur Ros pouring out of Keyspan Park on to the streets (and boardwalk) of Coney Island completely made up for it. It's what I remember most about the show.
Bjork and Sigur Ros just announced another show together, but this time it will be in their shared home-country of Iceland....
Someone from The Hook got in touch to let me know that they're not going out just like that. There will be one final party at the closing venue on October 27th, and strangely - it will be a Halloween party called "The Death of Astroland" - "a laying rest of the Coney Island we all once knew". So basically the final party at the Red Hook venue will be in honor of the closing of Astroland in Coney Island. I guess, why not? More details below....
I didn't end up seeing that much at Siren this year. I would have watched the bands all day, and I definitely wanted to see Black Lips, but I got there to late. Ends up the only artist I saw from start to finish was M.I.A. I would have watched all of Voxtrot, but it was impossible to see even one song of them since they ended up playing at the exact same time as M.I.A. I saw most of Matt & Kim, and I went back and forth from New York Dolls to Cursive twice. I wasn't 100% in the mood to watch either of them. Anyway, M.I.A. made my day....
I was gonna see Fujiya & Miyagi at the Seaport and what not on Friday night, but last minute I felt the need to get away - and, so I escaped to Coney Island in time to catch the ridiculously awesome, weekly fireworks they shoot off from the beach. If you haven't been to Coney Island on a Summer Friday night, and sat on the beach - both near the ocean and within a few yards of where they shoot the fireworks off, then I highly recommend you go check it out. It made the fourth-of-july-fireworks still fresh in my memory seem absolutely boring. The show starts every Friday at 9:30 pm, and ends around 10:00. The fireworks are serious too - it's not a cheap display. They are loud, big, go on for a while, and are in your face. Go before it's too late.
2007 Mermaid Parade, NYC - June 23, 2007 (CRED)
2007 Pride Parade, NYC - June 24, 2007 (CRED)
I missed two of my favorite parades this weekend. Saturday I had to take care of something that ended up taking all day, and Sunday I just stuck with McCarren Pool. Good thing there's Flickr. More Mermaid Parade pics HERE. More Pride Parade pics HERE.
Aa is playing again this weekend at The 2007 Mermaid Parade Ball which is the official after-party of the 25th annual Mermaid Parade in Coney Island, Brooklyn, NYC, USA. Also playing the ball: Jill Cunniff of Luscious Jackson, The Shapes, Mighty Fine, The Atomic Grind Show, DJ Jess, DJ Xerox and a whole bunch of burlesque dancers. It's at the Childs Building (June 23).
Speaking of Luscious Jackson, Gabby Glasser is also pursuing her solo career. She has a new album ('Gimmes Splash') out next week, and is playing Union Hall in Brooklyn on June 28th. She's also offering the chance to hang out with her if that's your thing.
More Jill Cunniff tour dates & mermaid stuff below...
Experience Hippiefest, the musical flashback celebrating the bands that defined music's most influential decade: the '60s. The second annual Hippiefest marks the fortieth anniversary of the Summer of Love – an era of liberation, experimentation, long hair and flower power – with impresarios The Turtles, Felix Cavaliere's Rascals, The Zombies, Mountain, Mitch Ryder, Badfinger, Country Joe McDonald, Iron Butterfly, Denny Laine and Melanie.
Tour creator Toby Ludwig explains, "This festival is for people who weren't around in the '60s and '70s or were and just can't seem to remember. Bring your parents, your grandparents and your kids. Come be a Hippie for a day!"
Hippiefest is a tour that hits the free "Seaside Summer Concert Series" in Coney Island on July 26th.
@ Asser Levy/Seaside Park, Brooklyn, NYC in 2007 - FREE
July 12 - Tommy James & The Shondells, Jay Black, Johnny Maestro
July 19 - Billy Ocean & Air Supply
July 26 - Hippiefest
Aug 02 - mystery night
Aug 09 - The B-52's w/ Patty Smyth (an annual tradition?)
Aug 16 - mystery night
Aug 23 - Salsa by the Sea w/ TBA
So will it be Daft Punk, Beastie Boys, The Hold Steady, The Black Crowes OR THE B-52's? Actually, it should be noted that the B-52's and Daft Punk are both in Coney Island. The other free concert in Coney Island is on July 21. And then there's the Rockabilly Festival in August.
Martin Luther King Jr concert series dates HERE. All Hippiefest & B-52's tour dates below....