After Riot Fest at Williamsburg Park was cancelled due to the tornado that hit the city, Descendents and Hot Water Music headed over to Saint Vitus to play a free and intimate show. 20 minutes after the show was announced, 800 people clogged the sidewalk in front of the small Greenpoint bar. 300 (give or take) made it in. The show of course was nuts. Watch video edits of both sets below.
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Organizers of the Lacoste L!VE Williamsburg Park Concert Series announced this evening that the Refused and Off! show would be cancelled due to the weather. But word around town – and confirmed by both bands’ Twitters – is that Refused will be playing a secret show at Europa Club on Meserole. Unlike the originally scheduled concert, this one is free. Doors at 9 p.m.
After months of planning – including turning a random parking lot into a feasible concert venue – the Lacoste L!VE Williamsburg Park Concert Series opened tonight with Counting Crows. If you live in the area and opened your window at around 9 p.m., chances are you heard them playing “Mr. Jones.” Here’s what concertgoers and locals are tweeting about the show: (more…)
A lot is changing in the neighborhood today – not only is the McCarren Park Pool open for business, but construction on the stage at Williamsburg Park is officially underway. Concert series organizers posted this photo to Facebook today. The space looks different than it did the last time we saw it, but still looks mostly like a parking lot.
Checkout our Williamsburg Park Concerts page for more info on this summer’s series.
Williamsburg Park announced on Facebook today that David Byrne and St. Vincent will be joining the waterfront concerts lineup. The show is on September 29th and tickets go on sale on June 22nd.
As we posted earlier today, the two musicians are working on a project together and the first track is now available.
THURS, JULY 19: Pretty Good Friends, Eugene Mirman and musical guest OK GO (FREE)
SAT, AUG 18: Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Antibalas (FREE)
AUG 19 SUN: My Morning Jacket, Shabazz Palaces
You can check out the full Williamsburg Park schedule at www.freewilliamsburg.com/listings/h2oshows.
Gotye, the Australian singer-songwriter whose “Somebody That I Used To Know” has been inescapable since April, has joined the Williamsburg Park concert series lineup. Gotye stands out from the rest of lineup, which is heavy on bands that started out in the late ’80s and early ’90s like Counting Crows, Sublime, and Jane’s Addiction. The concert is September 27th with GIVERS and Zammuto. Tickets are now on sale.
The Peter Gabriel-sounding “Somebody That I Used To Know” has over 246 million views on YouTube.
The official name for this summer’s waterfront concerts is The LACOSTE L!VE Williamsburg Park Concert Series, according to Fashion Daily Mag. The details of Lacoste’s involvement is unclear, but the brand will have an interactive and eco-friendly “pop-up shop” at the venue, a re-purposed shipping container that will have men’s and women’s apparel and a listening station, among other features.
Lacoste debuted its “pop-up shop” at a Coachella party last month.
Jelly previously sponsored the series from its inaugural season in 2006 through 2010. Last year, Jelly moved its series first to the Rockaways and then to East Williamsburg.
The lineup for this season’s waterfront concerts at Williamsburg Park is finally beginning to take shape. On Monday event organizers announced four concerts that we can look forward to, three of which are ticketed and one of which is free:
Pretty Good Friends with Eugene Mirman and special guests OK GO – July 19th (free)
Cake – August 10th (ticketed)
My Morning Jacket with Shabazz Palaces – August 19th (ticketed)
Sublime with Rome, Cypress Hill, and Pepper – August 24th (ticketed)