The pictures from today's Mermaid Parade are already appearing on the Internet. Here's one photo that Joe Holmes took....

Mermaid Parade 2008

today in NYC
* After the Jump
* Free Blood @ Santos
* Green Velvet @ Studio B
* Polvo @ Bowery Ballroom
* Stars Like Fleas @ Sound Fix
* Baby Dayliner @ Mercury Lounge
* Steely Dan @ the Beacon Theater
* The Cure @ Radio City Music Hall
* The Muslims @ The Castle in Hell
* Sharon Van Etten @ Rooftop Films
* Ponytail & Deer Tick @ Silent Barn
* Children, TK Webb and The Visions & Miguel Mendez @ Union Pool

E.S.T. were supposed to play (le) Poisson Rouge tonight. Esbjorn Svensson, RIP.

TK Webb & The Visions recently announced that their debut album Ancestor will be out on Kemado on September 2nd.

Free Blood (ex-!!!) at Santos Party House tonight is $10. The flyer is below. Free Blood is also playing PS1 this summer.

More of Joe's Mermaid Parade pics at Flickr.

After Steely Dan @ The Bitter End tonight:

Brian Sizensky (7PM)
Pauline Pisano (CD Release)
The Undisputed Heavyweights
Jeff Young & Friends (featuring present members of Steely Dan)
The Jon Herrington Band (featuring present members of Steely Dan)

Someone told me it's a tradition that Steely Dan always has an afterparty like this.

The Fratellis played Ferguson last night. Video below.

What else?

Free Blood

The Fratellis on Ferguson