NYC's latin Boogaloo group Spanglish Fly have a new 7" single, "New York Rules," which features lead vocals from latin soul legend Joe Bataan. Like his famous song "Subway Joe," here he's talking about riding the B Train -- and getting stuck between stations...
Tonight's NYC-area shows include a special Coney Island edition of Jonathan Toubin's Soul Clap party (with Irma Thomas, Archie Bell, Betty Harris, and Joe Bataan), Conor Oberst, Dirty Fences/Foster Care, Tomb Mold, Kill Your Idols, Dave Alvin, and more.
Summer Thunder moves to Sundays this year but otherwise remains the same free good time in Union Pool's outdoor courtyard. More shows: Yo La Tengo's cover band alter ego Condo Fucks, Sam Evian, Wreckless Eric, Ela Minus, and more.
One of the welcome warm weather constants in this ever-changing world in which we live in (here in NYC) is Union Pool's Summer Thunder series, which offers free shows and good vibes every Saturday from June - August.