Canada Day is not till July 1, but SummerStage in Central Park celebrated early on Wednesday night with an entire bill made up of our neighbors to the north, including Alvvays, The Courtneys and Ellis.
SummerStage has announced its 2019 lineup of over 100 free shows which happen at NYC parks in all five boroughs, including Japanese Breakfast, Big Freedia, FELA! The Concert, Young M.A, The Wailers, Parquet Courts, The Mountain Goats, Corinne Bailey Rae, Alvvays, and more.
The 2018 edition of OctFest wrapped up under rainy skies on Governors Island with music from The Flaming Lips, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Yo La Tengo, Hop Along, Girlpool, No Age, Kamaiyah, Shopping, Julie Byrne, and The Courtneys.
After two days of watching emerging, "export-ready" acts at M for Montreal, there were a lot more choices on Friday (11/17) at the fest, with shows happening all over the city. Unfortunately almost all the acts I wanted to see were playing at the exact same time...