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Bishop Allen &
Rock Plaza Central
River to River Festival
Pier 17, South Street
July 20, 2007

“It’s a great night tonight,” Justin Rice and Christian Rudder, the core members of the Brooklyn-based indie-pop group Bishop Allen announced from their spot on the bandstand at South Street Seaport’s Pier 17 on the evening of July 20...(more)
Brazilian Girls
Cat Empire
Central Park
Sunday, July 22, 2007

I’ve never been one to frequent Central Park and so at first it was a bit of a trial to make my way to the performance area where New York electronic rockers Brazilian Girls were set to perform ...(more)
Blonde Redhead
With Opening Acts
Coydogs @I'm From Barcelona
August 5, 2007
McCarren Pool

One of the big stories of the summer in live indie music was Sonic Youth’s performance at the McCarren Park Pool in which they played their seminal album Daydream Nation in full, front to back. Getting less press...(more)
Friday, July 13, 2007
South Street Seaport, Pier 17
Part of American Express's
River to River Festival

Against a backdrop of gathering clouds, the lightly churning river and the four-masted barque, the Peking, this summer’s River to River concert series heated up courtesy of west-coast experimental rockers Menomena...(more)

My Teenage Stride
July 6, 2007

On the last date of a nation-wide tour Brooklyn based My Teenage Stride pulled no punches as they nearly blasted off the stage of the Lower East Side’s Cakeshop with its three supporting bands in tow...(more)

The New Pornographers
With Opening Band Midlake
River to River Festival
Battery Park
July 4, 2007

Fleetwood Mac. Strange that a band forever marked by the stigmata of their well-documented, so-very-‘70s excesses – let’s not even get into that Behind the Music episode – should be the main topic of conversation among a group of hip twenty-something audiophiles...(more)

Ra Ra Riot
w/ Sam Champion
and The Bikini Carwash Company
Friday, June 29, 2007
Southstreet Seaport

Ra Ra Riot and Sam Chapion played at the Southstreet Seaport as part of Southstreet Seaport Music Festival. New York Cool photographer Amy Davidson was present and got these photos...(more)

Ron Sexsmith
River to River Festival
Battery Park – Clinton Castle
July 12, 2007

Alone on the bandstand, Sexsmith shuffled to the mic, guitar in hand, and asked if it was OK if he sang some songs on his own...(more)
TV On The Radio
With Celebration and Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson
July 29, 2007
McCarren Pool

Rain has an interesting effect on live shows. With bad music playing it can reinforce every negative aspect of the experience, heighten criticism and leave an audience not only bored but also cold and slightly miserable. In the presence of good music...(more)

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