Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Free Concerts: New York Edition - Alberta Cross, Grace Potter, Yeasayer

Alberta Cross

Free shows seem to be happening all around us particularly during the summer months. I've been to some this summer, but I always seem to miss more than I make. I'm going to try to work on that by getting to three shows by bands that are on my must-see list. If you are in or around NY in the next week get involved. We're always looking for fellow concert goers.

Tonight, Wed. Aug. 5 - Alberta Cross @ Brooklyn Bowl 8PM

We've pumped this band on HGH before, and they've got somewhat of a revamped lineup. Never seen them live. Eager to do so in anticipation of a full length debut LP Broken Side of Time to be released Sept. 22nd.

Friday Aug. 7 - Grace Potter & The Nocturnals @ Prospect Park Bandshell

What can I say she's a RHOTW
. Never seen her perform live. It's free and as free shows go I've been impressed with was impressed with the set up at Prospect Park in the past.

Thur. Aug. 13 - Yeasayer @ Pier 54 (Hudson River Park)

Really been digging on their tune from the Dark Was The Night compilation "Tightrope" and most of their debut record, All Hour Cymbals. Looking forward to seeing them in person.

A little sampler of the bands above:

Alberta Cross - Leave Us Or Forgive Us
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals - Watching You
Yeasayer - Tightrope

Hope to see you out at some of these.

There are many more free options in NY this week, but these are the three I'm most looking forward to. Anybody else have any they're planning to attend?


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  1. i think jones street station is also playing at the prospect park gig and they have some pretty good tunes...

  2. Truth. Jones Street Station along w/ Deertick will be opening for Grace Potter & The Nocturnals this Friday at Prospect Park.

  3. Yea, the hat is called a fishin hat I got when I was little,