Saturday, May 12, 2007

Seaport Music Festival - Summer '07 Lineup

The lineup this year is absolutely bonkers. Update - I've been informed that Ulrich Schnauss WILL be playing on July 6 along with Fujiya & Miyagi (NOT July 27) and that Junior Boys will NOT be playing at all. July 27 is still TBA. Via River To River:

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE

DATE: 06/01/2007
TIME: 7:00pm
PRICE: Free

South Street Seaport kicks off the summer season with a thrilling live performance from Animal Collective, a critically acclaimed indie group that pushes the boundaries of pop music. From deliciously skewed ballads to ethereal soundscapes to frenetic rhythms, Animal Collective is constantly evolving, exploring the outer edges for new and exhilarating sounds.Special guest artists Danielson round out an evening of challenging modern pop. Daniel Smith, the driving force behind this art-rock collective, has won a loyal cult following for his joyful and complex musical journeys.

Seaport Music Snowden with Ra Ra Riot

DATE: 06/29/2007
TIME: 7:00pm
PRICE: Free

After opening for the likes of Arcade Fire and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!, this Atlanta collective has worked up a unique sound of soaring, plaintive rock that has earned them appropriate comparisons to The Cure and Joy Division. With Ra Ra Riot.

Seaport Music: Fujiya & Miyagi
(with Ulrich Schnauss)

DATE: 07/06/2007
TIME: 7:00pm
PRICE: Free

Seaport Music Menomena

DATE: 07/13/2007
TIME: 7:00pm
PRICE: Free

Starting with their homemade instrumental computer program and ending with a diverse mesh of funk, folk, and undeniably shimmering pop choruses, Menomena is one example of an experiment gone beautifully right. In association with Citysol/Solar One Green Energy Arts & Education Center and Brooklyn Vegan.

Seaport Music: Bishop Allen (with Rock Plaza Central)

DATE: 07/20/2007
TIME: 7:00pm
PRICE: Free

This Brooklyn four-piece is the product of multitalented actor/musician Justin Rice. Their goal is to insure you have a good time, and with the benevolent assault of sing-along melodies and songs reminiscent of the best of The Kinks and The Violent Femmes, you will undoubtedly do just that. With Toronto's Rock Plaza Central.

Seaport Music: TBA

DATE: 07/27/2007
TIME: 7:00pm
PRICE: Free

Seaport Music A Night of Billie Holliday Remixed and Reimagined

DATE: 08/03/2007
TIME: 7:00pm
PRICE: Free

Presented by Turntables on the Hudson, this amazing night will feature DJs Nickodemus, Jazzy Nice, + Nappy G on percussion & Jay Rodriguez of Groove Collective on the saxophone. Come experience a legend as you've never heard her before.

Seaport Music: Au Revoir Simone, Metronomy

DATE: 08/10/2007
TIME: 7:00pm
PRICE: Free

Made principally using keyboards, drum machines and hand percussion, Au Revoir Simone's sound is defined by their instrumentation. In their own words, "Warm and organic electronic music with forthright female vocalists". With the progressive, 80's inspired electronica of Metronomy.

Seaport Music The National

DATE: 08/17/2007
TIME: 7:00pm
PRICE: Free

Taking cues from artists like Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, even Johnny Cash, these Brooklyn-based Ohians bring their Americana, bar-soaked gems to the pier for this amazing night. With The Forms and Takka Takka.

Seaport Music: Camera Obscura

DATE: 08/24/2007
TIME: 7:00pm
PRICE: Free

Seaport Music Battles

DATE: 08/31/2007
TIME: 7:00pm
PRICE: Free

New York's own Battles currently produce some of the most intense and hypnotic experimental music around.

2 Comments:

At 5/12/2007 9:43 AM, Anonymous Diana said...

that IS bonkers... i like literally every single scheduled artist

 
At 5/17/2007 12:40 AM, Blogger Ryan said...

Awesome, Awesome, Awesome. The strength of that lineup almost makes me want to like Animal Collective. Almost.

 

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