Thursday, May 22, 2014

New York City: Summer Of Rock 2014 - A Preview

(Drivebycuriosity) -The summer is close. There will be a lot of fun outdoors. New York City will celebrate the season with some great open air rock concerts. Some of them are even for free!

I am looking forward to the "4Knots Festival" at South Street Seaport on Saturday July 12 (villagevoice). The free open air rock concert is organized and sponsored by the "Village Voice". They are continuing a tradition of annually rock events that started on Coney Island, the "Siren Festival". In the recent years I discovered there strong bands like "…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead" and "Blond Redhead".  This year the hosts announced 7 bands so far (2 stages) including "Dinosaur JR".

If you like it more rough you could go to "Punk Island" on Staten Island at Saturday June 22 (punk). They announce 50 bands playing on 7 stages - for free. Tons of punk, hardcore and such. Hallelujah!

If you had spend a lot of money you could attend "Governors Ball" on Randall´s Island from Friday June 6th through Sunday June 8th (governors). The huge festival has illustrious names like "Jack White", "The Strokes" and - my personal favorites - the uprising black metal band "Deafheaven", but most tickets are already sold out. Sorry about that.

And there is more. Brooklyn will have again its gigantic "Northside Festival (June 12-15) with 400 performers (!) at different venues,  including "Titus Andronicus" (northside). A huge discovery tour for your ears.


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