Labor Day is over and September is here — normally, the time of year that heralds the end of summer freedom and the start of sweater season. Except, it’s still 85°F outside and there is still (phew) a whole lot of great, outdoor music to enjoy. Plus, some of it’s even free. Rain or shine, we’ll be there.
9/06 Special Guest TBA @ MoMA PS1 Warm Up. We don’t even have to know who’s playing to want to show up for a balmy Sunday afternoon of seeing art, bobbing our heads to cool DJs like Evian Christ (also on the bill), and getting day-drunk on whiskey sodas. Hey, summer’s over. Let’s go out with a bang.
09/12 Chromeo @ Rumsey Playfield, Central Park. Summer has never been summer without at least a few big name, super packed outdoor show at Central Park. And with Big Freedia opening, this one’s sure to bring down the house. Come prepared to dance.
09/13 Widowspeak @ The Lot in LIC. This venue is relatively new (and relatively far out), but their steady line up of free music, good films, and great music acts have kept us hopping the G train over, all summer long. Close out the season with the sultry sounds of Widowspeak. Alex Bleeker and the Freaks opening.
09/14 Lorde @ Pier 97. Unless you have been living under a rock, this has been the summer (the year? the century?) of Lorde. The teenage powerhouse from New Zealand came out of nowhere to burn up the airwaves with her ode-to-everyday-people single, “Royals” — and has since steadily proven herself as an articulate, talented young woman sure to make a lasting mark in in the industry. Sing along with her electronically-infused power ballads tonight, live at the pier on Hudson River Park. The view is sure to be stunning.
10/05 Cat Power @ Rumsey Playfield, Central Park. Cat Power has risen from the ashes multiple times in her life, with her latest incarnation being her most powerful yet. Post-divorce and platinum blonde, drum machine in tow, she’s sure to wow with her as-always incredible vocal skills. And opening act Stars will undoubtedly make concert-goers swoon with their shimmery pop.