Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A Brooklyn Celebration


And even though it sometimes seems as if the world can be going to hell in a handbasket and the world is falling down all around me, I still find myself blah blogging for some reason. And then every so often I find myself posting blog entries about events because, hey, it's less writing sometimes. And still I sometimes ask myself, how do those other bloggers out there bloggerlandville do it? How does one maintain and attempt to maintain more than one blog with content whenever possible. Is there an internet guru to answer this question. And so again, I find myself posting another one of those events in that city of New York that seemingly never sleeps, as follows:

Celebrate Brooklyn: Yes, it seems to be that time of year again for this really cool annual summer concert series of music, dance, word and film festival out there in Prospect Park, Park Slope Brooklyn at the Prospect Park bandshell that makes for good picnics on that grassy lawn. And some of those performers for this years festival include: David Byrne, Goran Bregovic and his Wedding and Funeral Orchestra, David Rudder, Samantha Thornhill, Ethel, Gutbucket, Le Nave de los Monstruos, Femi Kuti and Positive Force, Melvin Gibbs’ Elevated Entity, Blonde Redhead, Phosphorescent, Rebel Diaz, Cucu Diamantes, Los Amigos Invisibles, Aterciopelados, Streb, They Might Be Giants, Claudia Marshall, Kronos Quartet, Luminescent Orchestrii, Robert Cray, The Sweet Divines, King Sunny Ade, Mandingo Ambassadors, Abena Koomson, Sing Sing, Yasser Darwish, Jackson Browne, Stephen Petronio Company, Buckwheat Zydeco, The Holmes Brothers, Kailash Kher, Electro Morocco, Burning Spear, Naomi Shelton and The Gospel Queens, John Scofield, Soulive, Christian Scott, Dumpstaphunk, Grace Potter, The Nocturnals, Deer Tick, The London Souls, TV On The Radio, Bonnie Raitt and Taj Mahal, Animal Collective and more. And this festival Prospect Park Rocks.

And then there's going to be a house party:

It's time to party. Dance till you can't dance no more. Underground Horns will be playing at the EastRev underground loft party, June 27th, at The Lake in Bushwick Brooklyn with Karuhata, Alex Genin, Marionette Roulette, DJ Emma Sound Sista, DJ Joro Boro, Big Sister and more. And I thought to post this flyer of their event above because it looks way cool to me with it's colors and all. And this event Bushwick Rocks.

Oh, and then there's also Make Music New York June 21st. And this entry I just copy from my Myspace page:

Make Music New York is happening again this year and I will be performing my No Police State song as part of this years event at the Green Oasis Garden under the gazebo June 21st from 1-2pm and also at McKinley's Children's Garden 4pm-5pm.

Green Oasis Garden
Solstice/Koi Day
Celebration

1-5pm

BBO
Music
Craft workshop:
Paper Koi sculptures

No Police State Girl 1pm-2pm

and then also at

McKinley's Children's Garden
108-56 Union Hall St
Jamaica, Queens

Lindsey Wilson noon–1pm.

The UkiPiper 1pm–1:30pm.

Kierstin Gray 2pm–3pm.

No Police State Girl 4pm–5pm.

S.A.Y. 6pm–7pm.

Make Music New York, described by city officials as “one of the largest musical events in the city’s history,” returns for a third year of free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City, all on Sunday, June 21st, the first day of summer. MMNY takes place simultaneously with similar festivities in more than 327 cities around the world — a global celebration of music making.

From 11 in the morning to 10 at night, musicians of all ages,creeds, and musical persuasions — from hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to
punk rock — perform on streets, sidewalks, stoops, plazas, cemeteries,parks and gardens. From high school bands to marquee names, MMNY isopen to anyone who wants to take part, enjoyed by everyone who wants to attend.

And these festivals New York City Rock. Have a great music day.
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