Stuyvesant Town Gets in on the Summer Concert Action

13May09
High Places performs in Stuyvesant Town (photo credit: http://www.thefader.com)

High Places performs in Stuyvesant Town (http://www.thefader.com)

If you thought that Wednesday nights were looking pretty bleak in the Summer Concert Calendar, worry no more. Looks like Stuyvesant Town scored a really great mix of bands for a Wednesday night music series in June and July. Why this has to happen after I move out of Stuyvesant Town is beyond me. It would have made up for having the word Oval as part of my street address.

All the shows are free and they are set to take place at 7:00 pm on the Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village Oval Lawn on East 16th Street (around Ave. A). There will be a different pre-show DJ each night starting at 6:00 p.m.

Here’s the lineup:

6/10 Budos Band: A Staten Island based instrumental group, The Budos Band plays “Afro-Soul” music. If you miss them here, the band will also perform at Central Park Summerstage on July 24.

6/17 Phenomenal Handclap Band: I don’t know much about this New York band, but they describe their sound as an “anthemic, dancefloor-oriented blend of progressive rock, disco, electro, and ’60s soul with sprinklings of hip hop-styled orchestral breakbeats and moody, synth-heavy hooks.” Though I’m going just because I like their name.

6/24 Easy Star Allstars: A group of artists who specialize in covering albums in a reggae style. They’ve recorded their own versions of Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon, Radiohead’s OK Computer and The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

7/1 Jay Reatard: He’s from Memphis, Tennessee and he plays garage/punk music.

7/8 Forro in the Dark: This is a New York band that blends the traditional Brazilian musical style of forró with some modern sounds.

7/15 Kaki King : She’s famous for her guitar skills, as demonstrated below.

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