Monday, June 5, 2006

Finally, something good at the McCarren Pool.

From Billboard:
Some of the most popular bands in indie rock will perform this summer at the newly revitalized McCarren Park Pool in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, N.Y. The space opened in 1936 with a pool large enough for 6,000 swimmers but has been closed since 1984; last summer, promoter Ron Delsner Presents announced plans to eventually stage concerts at the venue.

The series will begin July 29 with Bloc Party and Secret Machines, followed the next day by a free performance from Of Montreal. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Sonic Youth will team up for an Aug. 11-12 stand, while Deerhoof will perform free on Aug. 13. The lineup is rounded out by Iron & Wine (Aug. 17) and an Aug. 24 triple bill with Neko Case, Joanna Newsom and Martha Wainwright.

-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.

You can purchase tickets through Ticketmaster, but they're pretty damn expensive. I say we all go to the free Of Montreal show, huh?

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