J Mascis with Dinosaur Jr at Coachella (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
J Mascis

One of the best things about summer is all of the free live music, and one of the great series in NYC is Union Pool's Summer Thunder! This year the series is even bigger, going every weekend from early June until September. The shows begin at 2PM, are 21+, and will feature drink specials all afternoon. The shows are FREE, and two of them are presented by BrooklynVegan and Invisible Oranges respectively.

Summer Thunder kicks off the season on June 1 with Rocksteady Yeti DJ Crew. BrooklynVegan will present the second Summer Thunder event set for June 8 featuring Heavy Blanket (featuring J Mascis) and Love as Laughter. Invisible Oranges will present the June 15 Summer Thunder, with Inter Arma and more TBA.

Heavy Blanket released their self-titled debut last year on Outer Battery Records and you can stream that below. Love is Laughter also play Shea Stadium on Saturday (5/18) with Starlight Girls, Honduras, Birthdays and more.

More details on the rest of June's lineup of Summer Thunder, including shows with Jonny Fritz (aka Jonny Corndawg), Endless Boogie and more, is below. See you there!


Poster by Michael Gaughan
Summer Thunder

UNION POOL and PILGRIM SURF + SUPPLY proudly present:


4 more years! Thats what we said 4 years ago! We here at Union Pool are extremely excited to announce the June lineup of Union Pool's big, bad, & better-than-ever FREE outdoor summer concert series: SUMMER THUNDER!!!

Every single Saturday, from the beginning of June thru the end o' September, we are throwing parties in our big ol' backyard, complete with tons of bands, DJs to get your face melting and hips gyrating. El Diablo Tacos will be serving up tasty tacos and there will be lots n' lots of drink specials.

Below is the lineup for June:

June 1st
Rocksteady Yeti DJ Crew!
(Spinning Dub, Dancehall, & Roots hits!)

June 8th
BrooklynVegan Presents:
Heavy Blanket
Love As Laughter

June 15th
Invisible Oranges Presents:
Inter Arma
& More

June 22nd
Jonny Fritz
Wild Yaks

June 29th
Endless Boogie
T.V. Baby

The Summer Thunder schedules for July, August, & September will be announced very shortly. Stay tuned to our Twitter (@unionpool), facebook, and website (www.union-pool.com).

All shows start at 2pm and are 21+. Of course, all shows are FREE.

Stay tuned for July and August.