Monday, 5 July 2010

Free Wheelin': Gratis Gigs In NYC This Week

As mentioned last week, the summer freebies will come think and fast in New York City now that July is upon us. 

Here are a few options if you'll be in the city this week and want to enjoy the sunshine with some quality tunes:

Wednesday 7th July

12:30pm - Left on Red at Zuccotti Park (Financial District, Lower Manhattan)
Rock duo hitting the strings with some vibrant violin work. Lunch time treat for our banker 'chums'. More info...

Thursday 8th July

6pm - Phosphorescent + Dawes at Pier 54 (Meatpacking District, Manhattan)
Indie folk songsmithery hits the river front for the first of the River Rocks series. Having caught Yeasayer at the same place last year, I'm plumping for this spot as my favourite so far, as the sun sets over the Hudson and lush tunes are played on a seemingly forgotten pier. Check out Phosphorescent's 'All of it All' (via Insound) and a free tune from Dawes here. More info...

Friday 9th July 

6pm - Bear In Heaven + Zola Jesus at South Street Seaport (Financial District, Lower Manhattan)
Very excited for this one, with Bear's 'Lovesick Teenagers' (MP3) firmly implanted in my synapses for the last month and good words coming from the U.K. on Zola Jesus ('Clay Bodies' MP3). Start your weekend with this one, if you like your psychedelia melodic and blissful. More info...

Sunday 11th July  

5pm - OkayAfrica w/ The Roots, Talib Kweli & many more at Prospect Park Bandshell (Brooklyn)
Celebration of World Cup Final day and the amazing tournament put on for the first time in Africa. A quite stellar line up that promises surprise sets and who knows what else, once the footy has wrapped up for another four years, of course. An amazing way to spend a sunny day in my borough of choice. More info...

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