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Friday, September 14, 2007

posted 1:14 PM by CheezLog

CheezLog is back. I’ve been meaning to post a few entries here, but I got lazy. I hope you can find it in your hearts to forgive me.

To catch you up, I hit the following shows since we last spoke:
- Siren Music Festival @ Coney Island (Brooklyn)
- Band of Horses @ McCarren Pool (Brooklyn)
- TV on the Radio @ McCarren Pool (Brooklyn)

The Siren Music Festival is an annual music festival that’s hosted by the Village Voice each summer. It’s not a great festival by any means, but it’s fun to attend because it’s at Coney Island and it’s free. One of the stages is literally next to the world famous roller coaster, the Cyclone! This year’s lineup wasn’t too shabby. The highlight of the festival was easily M.I.A. In case you’re not familiar with M.I.A., she’s a British/Sri Lankan MC who's hot in the electronica world right now. Thousands stood shoulder to shoulder for M.I.A.’s afternoon set. People were even climbing fences to catch a glimpse of her performance. It was nuts. In addition to M.I.A., I also caught We Are Scientists, The Black Lips, Cursive, and The New York Dolls.
[Recommended M.I.A. Downloads: Paper Planes, Bucky Done Gun, Boyz]

The next two shows took place at McCarren Pool in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. For those of you who don’t live in the New York area, McCarren Pool is an extremely unique concert setting. It was built in 1936 and is the size of three Olympic-sized pools. It can hold up to 6,800 swimmers, but here’s the catch…it’s currently empty of water. The city closed the pool in 1983 and it sat abandoned for 20 years. That is until someone had the bright idea to host concerts in the empty pool last summer. Now there’s a gigantic stage set inside, along with an adult slip ‘n slide and a fenced-in dodge ball court. This summer, bands like Sonic Youth, Beastie Boys, Feist, Grizzly Bear, Built to Spill, TV on the Radio and Band of Horses performed. On September 22nd, The Chemical Brothers will play there, too. This video will give you a better idea what I’m talking about: http://video.on.nytimes.com/?fr_story=e0dc1af27b6f4547a4cced0bd9cad7a76ec477ac

Band of Horses was perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon. I thoroughly enjoyed this show. I highly recommend their first CD, Everything All the Time. It’s an excellent, mellow, summer disc.
[Recommended Downloads: The Funeral, The Great Salt Lake, Wicked Gil]

TV on the Radio played McCarren several weeks later. I was looking forward to this show all summer and they didn’t disappoint. It rained most of the day, but the skies cleared when the band hit the stage. It’s always fun seeing a band play their hometown, which for TVOTR, is Brooklyn. Their music is thick with unique sounds, so I enjoyed watching them recreate their songs live.
[Recommended Downloads: Wolf Like Me, Staring at the Sun]

And finally, I can’t leave without mentioning Van Halen’s upcoming tour. I’ve been waiting for this tour since David Lee Roth was kicked out of the band in ’85. VH are easily one of my all time favorite bands, so I’m beyond excited about this. I just hope I can get tix for their Madison Square Garden show. Most of the dates on their tour have quickly sold out.

Here’s a few pics I took at the Siren Music Festival and McCarren Pool:
http://www.kodakgallery.com/Slideshow.jsp?mode=fromshare&Uc=147si9ml.46p7nndt&Uy=iuv2gh&Ux=0



 

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