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Unrest, Tuscadero, True Love Always, Jonny Cohen
To celebrate 26 years of Teen Beat Records, founder Mark Robinson is getting his old band, Unrest, back together for the first time in 15 years. Growing up in the suburbs of Boston, the band released their first compilation cassette, "Extremism in the Defense of Liberty Is No Vice" in 1985, while they were still in high school. Going on to rock the DC Hardcore scene with Unrest, Robinson's label, Teen Beat went on to foster a wide range of eclectic, indie bands.
She & Him
Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward's sweet as can be indie-pop proves that cross-overs and side projects don't have to come at half-rate.
Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich & Fussible, El Guincho, Anita Tijoux
Nortec Collective, a Tijuana/Baja, California-based group of producers and DJS combine electronic and traditional Mexican music with three amazing artists, presenting electro-rock from Mexico, psychedelic music from Barcelona and Chilean/French hip-hop.
Who: Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich & Fussible, El Guincho, Anita Tijoux
When: Wednesday, July 7th, 7pm
Wanted: Writer, Photographer
Where:: Central Park SummerStage
New York, NY 10001
Phosphorescent and Dawes
It's clear the young Dawes have been well marinated in the warm, LA sun they grew-up in. Their sweeping harmonies will literally warm things up for Brooklyn's always pleasant Phosphorescent.
Minus The Bear
Seattle-based prog pop indie-rock band prove their latest Pitchfork rating wrong at Webster Hall.
Stornoway with Dinosaur Feathers
Oxford's Sornoway and Brooklyn's Dinosaur Feathers both stand on the intersection of pop and folk; Stornoway leaning towards the former with their melodic and skeletal ballads while Dinosaur Feathers sound a hair more homely (in a good way!), standing squarely on Animal Collective's coattails.
Bear in Heaven and Zola Jesus
Bear in Heaven won over critics at the end of 2009 with their dark and expansive psych-pop. Zola Jesus is beginning to receive similarly glowing accolades for her huge, haunted and howling pop.
Ozomatli, Fidel Nadal and Toy Selectah
Nobody brings together sound and cultures like the LA-based collective, Ozomatli. Combining hip hop, rock and latin sounds, they've shed light on a world of music.
P.S. 1 Warm Up Series
P.S.1's famous art center starts up the first of its summer-long Saturday afternoon DJ, art and architecture party.
Maldita Vecindad, The Pinker Tones and Profectas
Hailing from Mexico City and Barcelona, this tri-fecta will surely heat things up with their infectious pop and ska influenced rock.
Dr. Jimmy Cliff, Trevor Hall and Victor Deme
SummerStage welcome's Jamaican reggae legend Jimmy Cliff alongside Burkina Faso's Victor Deme's famous blues inflected flamenco and LA's Trevor Hall. Central Park will never sound so tropical.
OkayAfrica with The Roots and Talib Kweli with Sahr Ngaujah, Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew, Blitz the Ambassador and more
OkayPlayer, the hip-hop community co-founded by The Roots' drummer Questlove, has been branching out with increasing interest in acts from Africa, like Sierra Leone's politically charged, dance-floor hip-hop crew, Baja + Dry Eye Crew. This new take on "world music" will culminate this summer with the launch of OkayAfrica and today's blow out at Prospect Park.
Who: The Roots, Talib Kweli, Sahr Ngaujah, Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew, Blitz the Ambassador
When:Sunday, July 11th, 4pm
Wanted: Writer, Photographer
Where:: Prospect Park
Brooklyn, New York 11218
Delorean, Glasser and Tanlines
Hailing from Basque, Delorean's ecstatic and blissed out electronica could even make the Bowery Ballroom feel like an Ibiza night club.
JellyNYC Pool Party: Xiu Xiu and Deerhoof Play Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures
Xiu Xiu and Deerhoof take a stab at remaking Joy Division's canonical debut Unknown Pleasures, kicking off JellyNYC's summer Pool Party series. The eclectic line-up will be rounded out by Why?'s sharp-witted narratives; high-fiving, power-poppers Fang Island; and Denver's dabblers in all things electro, Pictureplane.
Who: Deerhoof, Xiu Xiu, Why?, Fang Island, Pictureplane
When: Sunday, July 11, 2pm
Wanted: Writer, photographer, videographer
East River State Park
90 Kent Ave (between N13th St & n14th St)
Brooklyn, NY 11211