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Punk Island

Make Music New York's Punk Island returns for its eighth year on June 21st, with nearly 100 punk bands, from as far away as the Philippines to as near as the East Village, all gathering on a Staten Island pier - just steps away from the Ferry Terminal -- for a day-long punk experience.

For ten hours, bands including RVIVR, Disaster Strikes, Rum Rebellion, and InCircles will be playing with a whirlwind of punks from all over representing every facet of the punk musical spectrum.

The show goes from 10 AM to 9 AM, and later that night RVIVR play Palisades with War on Women (tickets). Full Punk Island 2015 lineup below...

Continue reading "Punk Island 2015 is this weekend on Staten Island (lineup)"

Reagan Youth pit @ Punk Island 2014 (via the_alouth_band)
Reagan Youth

From the crustiest of street punks, to the tamest of ska fans -- all punk appetites were met at the 2014 Punk Island music festival.

Thousands of music fans flocked to the "Coast Guard" pier, a space located 100 yards from the ferry terminal in St. George, to take in the all-day festival. Starting at 11 a.m., 90 bands from across the country performed among seven stages.

All punk genres and variants were accounted for, including ska, grunge, hardcore (and all its subgenres), pop punk and early emo. It sounds overwhelming, but the stages were positioned close to one another and each served as its own genre hub. [Staten Island Advance]

Punk Island 2014 went down in Staten Island Saturday. Who were your highlights? Check out some videos from the free 'Make Music' event below.

Reagan Youth have had a busy two weeks touring the east coast, playing Punk Island, opening for the Dead Kennedys at Irving Plaza, and playing a show at Grand Victory in Brooklyn. Today, 6/27, tickets go on sale for another Brooklyn show, this time at Saint Vitus on 9/27 with fellow 70s punk band Angry Samoans who they also play at least one other show with that week: 9/26 at TT The Bear's in MA.

Meanwhile, speaking of Dead Kennedys, Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine's tour with the legendary Negative Approach (who played Punk Island in 2010) hits Highline Ballroom in NYC TONIGHT (6/27) with All Torn Up! (who played Punk Island this year, recently opened for Sheer Terror at Brooklyn Night Bazaar, and shared a bill with Reagan Youth at the Rock Shop).

Negative Approach and Jello is a pretty early show, so you might have time to head from there to see the first of two shows Infest is playing in NYC this weekend.

Speaking of Sheer Terror, they just dropped another new track from their forthcoming LP (their first in 18 years). You can listen to that with the Punk Island videos and dates below...

Continue reading "Punk Island videos, Angry Samoans & Reagan Youth shows, Jello & Negative Approach & Infest tonight, new Sheer Terror"

by Ian Chainey

Punk Island

The massive Punk Island 2014 fest now has set times. As part of Make Music NY, the free-to-attend, DIY concert at Coast Guard Plaza in Staten Island, New York on Saturday (6/21) features the likes of Darkside NYC, Cop Problem, Raw Nerves, Two Fisted Law, the reformed Reagan Youth, and over 90 more (!) bands split across seven stages. Over 90 bands. Attention van salesmen: Get business cards printed now. The full list of set times and a map appears below.

In related news, the Jello-less Dead Kennedys show tonight (6/19) at Irving Plaza will be opened by Reagan Youth, who themselves are operating with more new members than old, though for different reasons than DK (RIP, Dave Insurgent).

For Portland's Raw Nerves, Punk Island is part of a bigger tour that also includes a Death By Audio show in Brooklyn later that night with Oblivionation (MA), Demonbrother (MA), and Concrete Cross. All of their dates are listed with the Punk Island stuff and some videos, below...

Continue reading "Punk Island is Saturday (stage schedule & full lineup), Reagan Youth also open for DK tonight, Raw Nerves on tour"

by Ian Chainey

Punk Island

No man is an island. A punk fest? Yeah, we'll allow it.

The colossal Punk Island show spanning various stages in Staten Island on June 21 still requires your support. Last Thursday, the free, all-ages fest presented by MMNY and a Bunch of Punx hit its Kickstarter goal of $9,000. However, this only covers the "bare essentials," per the organizers. Thus, additional support has been requested, along with the news that benefit shows will also be scheduled to help lighten the financial load.

As it currently stands, Punk Island will feature a bill of nearly 100 bands and will encompass seven stages. Beginning in April, Punk Island's Facebook page has announced sets of 14 bands every Monday. Both the stages and currently confirmed bands are listed below. Needless to say, there's a ton more to come.

In other NYC punk news, Sad Boys have scheduled one last Brooklyn date before leaving to tour Japan. The Ground Zero compilation contributors will be joined by Survival, Creeping Dose, and Closet Case at Lulu's on May 8. Tickets are $7 at the door. The show description also mentions, ". . .a fucking balls to the wall 90s ass dance party," following the event in case you weren't sold already.

Find below the announced-so-far roster for Punk Island, a list of stages, and a particularly infectious Sad Boys set recorded for KBOO in 2013.

Continue reading "Punk Island needs your help; partial 2014 lineup revealed; Sad Boys playing Lulu's before Japan tour"

by Andrew Sacher


New York punks Marathon, whose lineup included two members that went on to form to Polar Bear Club (but both recently left that band), broke up back in 2006 after the release of their only full length (self-titled). However, after reissuing that album in 2013, the band have now announced two reunion shows in their home state. They happen in Brooklyn on February 28 and Rochester on March 1 (venues TBA) with No Trigger (who also recently became active again) and Fire When Ready (whose only album came out in 2005 and who also don't appear to have played live in a while). The shows also include No Way, Soul Control and Benny Beyond. Flyer and song streams below.

UPDATE: The Brooklyn date happens at Saint Vitus with Marathon, No Trigger, Fire When Ready, and No Way. Tickets go on sale Friday (1/24) at noon.

Marathon's made fans out of other punk bands in the area, including Banquets, who as discussed, play NYC on Thursday (1/23) at Saint Vitus with UnWed (mems. Hot Water Music/Small Brown Bike), Nuclear Santa Claust and Pagan Girls (tickets).

A much older New York punk band, No Redeeming Social Value, will celebrate their 25th anniversary with a show at Brooklyn's Grand Victory on March 29 with Yuppicide, Two Man Advantage, Last Call Brawl and DJ Spag. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Meanwhile, The Dictators NYC (Dick Manitoba's current version of The Dictators) will celebrate sixty years of Handsome Dick Manitoba on Thursday (1/23) at Bowery Electric with Threats and The Bullys. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Also at Bowery Electric is NYHC band Reagan Youth on Sunday (1/26) with The Memphis Morticians, Twin Guns, Emergency Break and Dust Angel. Tickets are on sale.

And one more Bowery Electric show is the one February 16, which is the NYC stop of Richie Ramone's (who drummed in the Ramones from '83-'87) 'Something In My Drink' tour. Also on the bill is The Waldos, Threads and The Weapons. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates on the tour are listed below.

In other NYC punk news, there's a benefit for the Transcore stage of Punk Island (which Aye Nako have played) at Grand Victory on Tuesday (1/21) with Little Waist, Penguin, Dirty Circle and The Whores (not to be confused with Whores). Tickets are on sale now and "100% of net proceeds will go to cover the costs of the Brooklyn Transcore Stage at the 2014 Punk Island Festival. "

Though this particular project is reggae, H.R. of punk legends Bad Brains will bring his band Dubb Agents to NYC for a show on February 21 at The Studio at Webster Hall with Rebelmatic, Radio Daze and Get Involved (mems Thursday/Judge/Glassjaw).

Another punk show goes down with I Am the Avalanche, The Swellers, Turnover and Bellwether on March 28 at Marlin Room at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Turnover are on many dates on the Diamond Youth / Turnstile tour, but not the NYC show which happens on 2/14 at Acheron (tickets).

A week later at the Acheron (2/21) is the previously discussed Iron Chic / Chumped show. Since we last spoke, Earworms dropped off that show and were replaced by Timeshares. Iron Chic also recently announced all dates for their their tour, which you can check out here. Tickets for the Acheron show are still available.

In other recent punk news, Paint It Black announced their first NYC show in years, and The Lawrence Arms and Against Me! are streaming their new albums.

Marathon flyer, streams and more below...

Continue reading "punk roundup: Marathon reunion, No Trigger, Fire When Ready, NRSV, Dictators, Reagan Youth, Richie Ramone & more"

Punk Island

Make Music New York's Punk Island is back for a sixth year! From 11am until 10pm on June 22nd, hear more than 90 bands from every corner of the punk scene performing for 11 hours on seven stages, all curated by ABC No Rio's punk/hardcore collective.

Due to summer construction on Governors Island, Punk Island will move across the harbor to Staten Island's enormous "Coast Guard" pier, 100 yards south of the Ferry Terminal in St. George, Staten Island.

Check out the initial line-up for free Punk Island 2013 below...

Continue reading "Punk Island 2013 happening in Staten Island (initial lineup)"

NYC Pride March 2011 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

today in NYC
* Hillstock
* NYC Pride March
* Auktyon @ Joe's Pub
* Dance on the Pier @ Pier 54
* Stephane Wrembel @ Barbes
* Sour Mash Hug Band @ Barbes
* Rosie Flores @ The Rock Shop
* Governors Ball @ Randall's Island
* Hannibal Buress @ Knitting Factory
* Wobbly and Seth Horvitz @ The Stone
* Body Language @ South Street Seaport
* St. Helena, Gregory Stovetop @ Zebulon
* Punk Island @ South Island Field at Governors Island
* The Old Fashions, Clay Russel @ Manhattan Inn
* Penguin Prison, Art vs Science @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Noah & The Megafauna, Chris Garneau @ Joe's Pub
* The Canon Logic, Casey Shea, Bryan Scary @ Maxwell's
* Gltr Pnch, Born in a Cent, Penguin, Runny @ Cake Shop
* The Sutras, The Midnight Moan, Dead Roses @ Union Pool
* Black Girls, Dirty Fences, Grand Rapids @ Mercury Lounge
* Shayna Dunkelman, Ayako Kataoka, Liz Meredith @ The Stone
* Rarechild, Psychobuildings, Sofa Club, Tresors @ Matchless
* Orion Music & More Festival @ Bader Field in Atlantic City
* Jackie & The Stabbs, Gold Lake, Glass Vaults @ Cameo Gallery
* Norman, These Days, Bad Visions, Hoarders, The Guts @ XPO 929
* Dance on the Pier w/ Cyndi Lauper, Eva Simons @ Pier 54
* Hannibal Buress, Kevin Barnett, Josh Rabinowitz @ Red Hook Park
* Real Estate, Toasted Plastic, Spook Houses @ Kasschau Memorial Shell
* Alabama Shakes, Diamond Rugs, Robert Ellis @ Central Park Summerstage
* Kings County w/ Kurt Andersen, Lucy Sexton, Chairlift @ The Bell House
* Driver Friendly, My Excuse, Trapped in Static, Oh My Blackbird @ Pianos
* Anberlin, Monsters Calling Home, Mychal Cohen @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Wooden Shjips, Amen Dunes, The Vacant Lots, DJ Nonformat @ Knitting Factory
* Balkan Beat Box, Jesse Harris, Butterfly Boucher, Geographer @ The Bowery Hotel
* Ghola Tanks, Jensen/Dahl/Walter Trio, The Home of Easy Credit, Split Red @ Death By Audio
* Fredericks Brown, Emily Jane White, Alana Amram & The Rough Gems, Tom Irwin @ Glasslands
* Very Rare, Zulus, Nasa Space Universe, Tom Blacklung and the Smokestacks @ Big Snow Buffalo Lodge
* Abnormality, Forced Asphyxiation, Slaughter The Prophets, Thorn Constellation, Torturous Inception @ Saint Vitus

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NYC Pride Week culminates today with the historic annual NYC Pride March at noon, Pridefest street fair on Hudson St. immediately after, and a giant dance party with Cyndi Lauper on Pier 54 starting at 5PM.

The Orion Fest continues today in Atlantic City, capped with Metalica performing The Black Album in full. Some of today's sets will be streamed online.

The Governor's Ball continues today on Randall's Island as well, with performances by Beck, Modest Mouse and Explosions in the Sky.

There's also Punk Island on Governor's Island with over 50 bands on eight stages. It's free.

What else?

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...

Continue reading "Make Music New York today (free music & events all over NYC); Punk Island Sunday"


Amanda Palmer's Kickstarter is up to $683,225 which is about $250,000 more than last time we mentioned it which was before her upcoming Brooklyn show quickly sold out. One person spent $10,000 which gets them dinner with Amanda who will also paint them naked (if they want) (they get naked, not her) (well, you never know).

Punk Island isn't doing so well. The free, multi-stage Governors Island fest has only raised $20 so far on their Kickstarter. Both $10 backers will receive a 1 inch button. That said, the fest is also raising money for itself via other means.

In related news, Amanda appears on the new "Music For Occupy" album that Michael Moore also sings on.

Zounds at Punk Island 2011 (more by Sarah Coulter)

ABC No Rio's HC/Punk Collective has brought back the 2012 edition of Punk Island, a day-long punk festival happening on Governors Island on June 24th (three days after Make Music New York this year). As always, Punk Island is entirely free but they rely on donations and volunteers to make it happen. Make your contribution to the cause (the fest costs $15k to produce) by buying merch or contributing via WePay.

Initial Punk Island lineup, including the reunited crust band Thulsa Doom who recently got back together to open for Crass at Santos, is below.

Continue reading "initial Punk Island 2012 lineup & date announced"

photos by Sarah Coulter

Zounds @ Punk Island

After a run of dates this year that included Punk Island, Zounds are back and will play a matinee at Knitting Factory on 10/15 with Witch Hunt and Skelptarsis as part of the Royal Flush Festival that Lotion are also reuniting for. Tickets are on sale. The date is part of a batch of East Coast shows for the UK band, who will focus their efforts on playing material from 1982's The Curse Of Zounds during the trek. Full tour dates, inluding NJ, CT, RI & MD, are below.

We never posted pictures from the Zounds' Punk Island gig, but we have some (and here they are). More of them with all tour dates below...

Continue reading "Zounds touring, playing Royal Flush Festival, played Punk Island (belated pics & dates)"


Punk Island returns to Governors Island on June 19 as part of the annual city-wide Make Music New York fest (which actually occurs two days later). The main stage will be headlined by UK anarcho-punk pioneers Zounds. The festival is FREE and also features performances by A.P.P.L.E., Stza Crack (of Leftover Crack/Choking Victim/Star Fucking Hipsters) who is playing a solo set, White Collar Crime (reunion show, after 8 year hiatus), and tons more over multiple stages from 11AM to 5PM. The full lineup is below.

Zounds, who are led by Steve Lake (only remaining original member), got their start touring with fellow UK anarcho-punks Crass and releasing an EP on their label, Crass Records. Zounds followed that EP with a full length and 3 singles on Rough Trade before breaking up in 1982. The band's entire history since 1982 is unclear, but you can watch videos of a 1996 performance below, and they reportedly reformed in 2001, though these June performances are also being billed as the band's first-ever US shows. Before Punk Island, Zounds will play a NYC show at ABC No Rio on June 18 with Neon Bitches (feat. Brian of Dropdead) and Zero Content, both of whom also play Punk Island.

Zounds, whose current lineup is pictured above, are set to release The Redemption of Zounds, their first album of new material since reforming. Their 1981 Rough Trade album was titled The Curse of Zounds (also pictured above). According to Steve Lake, "It is as bewildering, absurd, tragic and joyful as it ever was." The album comes out on July 12 via Overground/Plastic Head. Tracklist and album art are below. Check them out along with the full Punk Island lineup, the flyer and some videos, below...

Continue reading "Punk Island happens Sunday (final lineup), Zounds are playing there & ABC No Rio & releasing an LP too"

D.O.A. @ Fun Fun Fun Fest 2008 (more)

Legendary hardcore punk band D.O.A., whose new album Talk Minus Action Equals Zero was released on May, are on tour with hardcore legends Negative Approach. Both bands can be found at Asbury Lanes in NJ tonight (6/18) (flyer below), in Boston on Saturday night, and then at the free Punk Island fest happening on Governors Island on Sunday (June 20). As previously mentioned...

Punk Island returns for a third year in 2010, with more than 130 of the country's loudest bands transforming the ordinarily quiet Governors Island into a daylong punk/hardcore paradise.

Bands will perform on 18 stages scattered around the island, as free ferries transport revelers from Lower Manhattan and DUMBO to Governors Island every half hour, beginning at 10am.

Because Governors Island is closed on the day of Make Music New York, Punk Island will take place the day before, on Sunday, June 20th. Just like the rest of MMNY, all performances are outdoors and completely free.

Ferry info and more HERE.

After Punk Island, D.O.A. continues on tour without Negative Approach who will be back in NYC in August. All DOA dates below...

Continue reading "D.O.A. & Negative Approach touring! - play Punk Island & other dates (including Asbury Park tonight!) "

by BBG

Negative Approach at Red 7(more here)
Negative Approach

Why Be Something That You're Not chronicles the first wave of Detroit hardcore from its origins in the late seventies to its demise in the mid-eighties. Through a combination of oral history and extensive imagery, Tony Rettman proves that even though the Southern California beach towns might have created the look and style of hardcore punk, it was the Detroit scene - along with a handful of other cities across the country - that cultivated the music's grassroots aesthetic before most cultural hot spots around the globe even knew what the music was about.

The book includes interviews with members of The Fix, Violent Apathy, Negative Approach, Necros, Pagans, Bored Youth, and L-Seven along with other people who had a hand in the early hardcore punk scene like Ian MacKaye, Tesco Vee and Dave Stimson.

The book is definitely something I will check out, and the release has sparked a ton of interesting shows in celebration including (in my opinion) the whopper of them all in NYC on August 28th; look for the destructive Negative Approach to team up with Tesco Vee's Hate Police, Mind Eraser (who are playing dates with Slang), Off With Their Heads (who have a Knitting Factory show of their own), Hellmouth, and New Lows at Santos Party House! Ticket info is forthcoming.

Negative Approach will also be in NYC on June 20th to play Punk Island along with a ton of other notables. The final roster for that festival, and more dates in celebration of Why Be Something That You're Not are below.

Continue reading "Tesco Vee, Negative Approach & others playing Detroit hardcore book release shows & other dates "

by BBG

Battlemaster at Heart of Winter Fest (more by Diana Lee Zadlo)

Call it the "heart of early spring" fest. Two stellar bands that roughed up the crowds at Heart of Winter fest, Battlemaster and Bastard Sapling will re-emerge from their coffins and team up with Inter Arma for The Charleston TONIGHT (Easter, 4/4) with Mutant Supremacy (who replaced Castevet on the bill). Later this year Bastard Sapling and Inter Arma will hit the road for a (much more) extensive US tour. Full tour dates below... lots of TBA's. Contact the band to help out.

Inter Arma have a new LP entitled Sundown due on Forcefield Records this spring. More on that soon.

40% of Inter Arma, 20% of Battlemaster and one Elway (of Celebrity Murders, CR, and Murdock fame) make up the great Bastard Sapling whose unholy rituals I managed to witness when they played Lit with Lightning Swords of Death.

Battlemaster are also on board for the third year of an absolutely insane free festival on Governor's Island. Punk Island returns this year on June 20th. The massive lineup features Negative Approach (!), Midnight, Nunslaughter, Star Fucking Hipsters, Infernal Stronghold, No Redeeming Social Value, and many other notables. The current and currently expanding lineup with some videos and those dates, below...

Continue reading "Punk Island's initial 2010 lineup (Negative Approach & MANY more), Battlemaster & Bastard Sapling tour dates "

beach at governors island

"The Highline Ballroom, along with Liberty Event Management & Water Taxi Beach, is proud to announce the Beach on Governors Island. This unique venue will quickly become New York's premier live outdoor venue, resting on the coast of the New York Harbor, providing stunning views of Lower Manhattan. In addition to the concert area, the Beach will feature a café, several bars, and a shaded courtyard beer garden. The Beach isn't just a concert venue; it's an experience.

Governors Island, in the heart of New York Harbor, is only 800 yards from Lower Manhattan, and even closer to Brooklyn. The Beach @ Governor's Island, will operate in conjunction with NY Water Taxi, who will be providing continuous ferry service to the island for ticket holders on their fleet of boats." [The Beach on Governors Island]

The beach, which is currently a parking lot (I heard they drop the sand around July 4th), will be operating a lot like Water Taxi Beach in Long Island City. You can take a water taxi there and hang on the beach, and drink and eat. Most days will be deejays, and AEG and Highline Ballroom are working with Water Taxi to also bring bands there. The stage will be set up at the end of the beach, and you'll watch from the sand (or at least some people will... I think there will be some non-sand places to watch from too). The first big beach show announced is The B-52's...
Rock LobsterThe Highline Ballroom is proud to announce the addition of The B-52s to our second annual Governors Island Concert Series: The Beach on Governors Island. The B-52s on The Beach will be a rain-or-shine, all-ages performance scheduled for August 18th on beautiful Governors Island, located only 800 yards off of Lower Manhattan.

To add to the fun, the fifty-two girls (and "girls") attending the show dressed in the most creative beach or nautical attire (sailor suits, bikinis, marine uniforms, mermaid costumes, etc) attending the concert will be given free tickets to a future show at The Highline Ballroom.

Tickets for that show are currently on AmEx presale. General sale starts Monday, June 29th. Girls, ready your nautical attire. Guys leave it at home?

Other acts at the Beach this summer include Erykah Badu on August 4th, and a free show with Tragedy, an "All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees". Many more shows TBA, but you can see the full lineup for now, below. Some shows are free. $52 tickets for Erykah Badu go on sale Saturday, June 27th at noon.

The Highline/AEG-produced shows aren't the only music events on Governors Island this summer, though not all events there happen on the beach. Folks on the Island will happen on the island, and, Punk Island, a Make Music NY event in its second year, took place there on Sunday, June 21st. How did that show go? It looks like, despite the rain, headliner Reagan Youth drew a pretty sizeable crowd. Videos below.

The B-52s performing "Love Shack" with country act Sugarland at the CMT Awards on June 26th, is also below, along with with the full Beach at Governors Island schedule with all upcoming B-52s tour dates...

Continue reading "concerts on the BEACH ON GOVERNORS ISLAND - Erykah Badu, the B-52s & more TBA ++ Punk Island happened"

Punk Island

...NYC punk is alive and kicking hard.

Abundant proof will be found at the second annual Punk Island, on Sunday, June 21st on Governors Island, when Make Music New York transforms the ordinarily quiet outpost into a punk/hardcore paradise.

Over 70 bands will appear on twelve stages scattered around the island, as free ferries transport revelers from the Battery Maritime Building at the tip of Lower Manhattan to Governors Island, every half hour beginning at 10am.

Just like the rest of Make Music New York, all performances are outdoors and completely free.

Full lineup and more info below...

Continue reading "Punk (Governors) Island 2009 - full Sunday lineup, 12 stages"

Punk Island @ Make Music 2008 on Governors Island (makemusicnewyork)
Make Music NY

Make Music NY 2009 is happening around New York City on Sunday, June 21st. The free, outdoor-music event will turn street corners, sidewalks, and parks around the city into one-day music venues. One of those spots is Governors Island, where MMNY will again host a "Punk Island" lineup. Announced bands for 2009 include '80s hardcore punk band Reagan Youth (who played last year's event), Blanks '77, and "dozens more" to come.

Both bands are also scheduled to play the Underground Revolution Fest on May 22nd - 23rd at the Gramercy Theater, though no ticket info for that still.

Governors Island is also home to a new concert spot dubbed The Beach at Governors Island. The Highline Ballroom, who also three shows on the island last year, is presenting the first scheduled show at the location -- Dark Star Orchestra, Keller Williams, Pete Francis and Barefoot Truth on July 11th. Tickets are on sale.

Also planned again for Governors Island this summer is Folks on the Island, a series of folk concerts, one of which will be headlined by Judy Collins on Sunday, July 26th.

"Punk Island" videos from last year, with hours and directions for Governors Island, below...

Continue reading "Governors Island hosting more concerts in 2009 - Punk Island, Folks on the Island, Hippies on the Island, and more"