by Andrew Frisicano


Williamsburg's Monster Island arts center, home of Secret Project Robot, is throwing its 3rd annual Monster Island Arts and Music Festival Block Party Saturday, Sept 6 from 2pm-10pm.

The not-for-profit on the corner of Kent Ave and Metropolitan claims to be "the only block in this section of Brooklyn that has not been rezoned for high-rise condominiums."

Bands playing the free show include Oneida, Golden Triangle, Ex Models, Red Dawn II, The Trilateral Commission, K-Holes, The Gimme Five, 2 surprise bands booked by building mate and NYC phenomenon Todd P. Cassie, Katy, & Ali and Psychothriller.

Psych-rockers Oneida, recently back from a tour in support of "Preteen Weaponry" (the first part in the "Thank Your Parents" triptych the band is releasing on Jagjaguwar/Brah), and also playing the free Seaport Music show this Friday, will be recording a new single for Social Registry during the show ("Limited to 35 tickets - first come first serve").

The East Village Radio Festival at South Street Festival is the same day. Full line-up of Monster Island events, and some tour dates, below:

Monster Island Block Party

Special art performances between bands by Raul De Nieves, Nathan Whipple and Micki Pellerano... DJ's all day

Collaborative Carnival themed art installation on the street featuring members from the entire building: Kayrock Screen-printing, Live with Animals, The "O"cropolis, Todd P. NYC, Mollusk Surf Shop, Secret Project Robot, HappyFun Industries, and the studios with artists including Chris Gentile, Bradey Dollarhide, Jackie Gendel, Ben Bedauion, Maya Hayuk, Corey Hellburst, Raul De Nieves, ...

All day BBQ by Mollusk Surf shop.

Steve Five will give a good honest truth about your appearance for $2.00

Bands from Todd P's practice spaces will be performing live in their studios...

To wind things down Visuals after dark by Mighty Robot Audio Visual Squad

Two art openings:

In Live With Animals-"Symbiosis in Exotica" Vashti Windish and Cameron Michel have built a landscape filled with antediluvian archetypes and macabre imagery, casting a shadow between reality and the dream... and giving new meaning to the surreal.

In Secret Project Robot "We=Trouble:This is the Best Thing that ever Happened" an, original, print show developed by Shea la' Finch from Tiny Showcase in Providence, Rhode Island. Featuring the work of over 50 artists.

Oneida - 2008 Tour Dates
Aug 29 - South Street Seaport New York, New York
Sep 6 - Ocropolis Brooklyn, New York (Monster Island Fest)
Sep 13 - Custom House Pier at the Waterfront Park New London, Connecticut
Nov 1 - Secret Project Robot Brooklyn, New York

Cassie, Katy, & Ali - 2008 Tour Dates
Sept 6 - Monster Island Block Party, brooklyn, NY

Vivian Girls - 2008 Tour Dates
Aug 30 - McCarren Pool with SONIC YOUTH Brooklyn, NY
Sep 2 - Death By Audio Brooklyn, NY
Sep 6 - East Village Radio Festival New York, NY
Sep 12 - Swarthmore College Swarthmore, PA
Sep 19 - Cake Shop New York, NY
Sep 20 - Terrace Club Princeton, NJ
Sep 21 - Danger Danger Gallery Philadelphia, PA
Sep 24 - Exit/In Nashville, TN
Sep 26 - Gonerfest at High Tone Memphis, TN
Sep 27 - The Stable with Bunnygrunt St Louis, MI
Sep 28 - The Earl with Tyvek Atlanta, GA
Sep 29 - Pilot Light with Tyvek Knoxville, TN
Oct 1 - Ottobar with Tyvek Baltimore, MD
Oct 3 - Rocks Off Concert Cruise with Dark Meat New York, NY
Oct 5 - Pop Montreal at Les Divan Orange Montreal, Canada
Oct 12 - Great Scott with Fucked Up Boston, MA
Oct 13 - Heirloom Arts Theatre with Fucked Up Danbury, CT
Oct 15 - Bowery Ballroom with Fucked Up New York, NY
Oct 16 - Harket Motel with Fucked Up Brooklyn, NY
Oct 17 - Sonar with Fucked Up Baltimore, MD
Oct 18 - The Barbary with Fucked Up Philadelphia, PA
Oct 19 - Rock And Roll Hotel with Fucked Up Washington, DC
Nov 8 - Bowery Ballroom with Deerhunter and Times New Viking New York, NY
Nov 10 - Paradise with Deerhunter and Times New Viking Boston, MA
Dec 2 - Brixton Windmill London, England
Dec 3 - Old Blue Last London, England
Dec 4 - The Social Nottingham, England
Dec 5 - Club Evol Liverpool, England
Dec 6 - Captain's Rest Glasgow, Scotland
Dec 7 - Cockpit Leeds, England
Dec 8 - Colosseum Coventry, England
Dec 9 - Madame Jojo's - White Heat London, England
Dec 10 - The Deaf Institute Manchester, England
Dec 12 - Vice Kills Proud Galleries London, England
Dec 13 - Club Kute at Cooler Bristol, England

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