The venerable Youth squats and O’Connor hides.
My pick for this weekend is definitely the free show put on by the East River Music Project. They are a note-worthy non-profit that just wants to put on free shows with smallish and local bands. Not only do you get a view and cool breeze, you also get some excellent tunes to enjoy it with. And even though The Slits and Sonic Youth are playing over at McCarren, why wouldn’t you pick the free show? Okay, well if for some reason you don’t like those bands or you’re burnt on the hipster pool parties, Jennifer O’Connor will be playing at the East River and you should definitely go listen to these songs and then see if you can resist her. Yeah, I didn’t think you’d be able to. Many have compared her to an old-school Liz Phair and it’s appropriate, except that where Liz’s sexuality is at the forefront Jennifer’s gayness is understated.
See all the show listings you could never have imagined and a nice picture of The Slits after the jump!
Friday July 27th:
Amanda Palmer (of the Dresden Dolls) at Maxwell’s – NYC
Tegan and Sara at Malibu Performing Arts – LA
Tribute to Madonna w/ The Chapin Sisters and The Prayers at Spaceland – LA
Scout Niblett at Hi-Dive – Denver, CO
k.d. lang at Fantasy Springs Casino – Indio, CA
The Slits will f*#@ your s#’t up on Saturday.
Saturday July 28th:
Jennifer O’Connor, Lindsay Anderson and The Rats at East River Amph. – NYC (free!)
Sonic Youth and The Slits at McCarren Pool – NYC
The Ditty Bops at Henry Fonda Theatre – LA
Mirah, John Vanderslice, and Spoon at Capitol Hill Block Party – Seattle, WA
Interpol at Orbit Room – Grand Rapids, MI
Sunday July 29th:
Patty Griffin at Belly Up Aspen – Aspen, CO
The B-52’s at Charlottesville Pavilion – Charlottesville, VA
Rufus Wainwright at Moore Theatre – Seattle, WA
TV on the Radio at McCarren Pool – NYC (free!)