Live concert series returning to Williamsburg waterfront this year


Sleigh Bells to perform with Run the Jewels on June 14

We knew that there would be a few shows as part of the Northside Festival, but this is great news. Neko Case kicks off the series in June, which will be called Brooklyn Live at the Inlet:

Indie, deep house, hip-hop and everything in between will be taking over 50 Kent Avenue, starting with Northside Festival’s headlining shows June 12-14 with Neko Case, Built to Spill, Best Coast, Run the Jewels, Sleigh Bells and more. [Read more…]

RSVP for Free Charles Bradley, Mac Demarco & Benjamin Booker show at noon


Let the Vans House Parties begin. The first show is on June 12. STRFKR, Poolside and Chrome Sparks play on the 19th.

RSVP for them all here.

From the website:

Vans and FYF Announce the Anticipated Return of the Fourth Annual Vans House Parties and June Lineups Live from The House of Vans, Brooklyn’s Free Summer Music Series to Include Performances from Charles Bradley, Mac Demarco, STRFKR, Poolside, and Many More To Be Announced.

Go back to the beach again this weekend


My Social List and Sixpoint have partnered on their second free beach show at Rippers down at Rockaway Beach; the aptly titled Back to The Beach, which will take place on Saturday, August 10. If you were at their July 4th blowout, then you already know what to expect: free live music from some of the best Brooklyn bands around, delicious burgers and dogs and crisp and refreshing Sixpoint beer all served up at Rippers on Beach 86th street.

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Prospect Park summer concert lineup announced


The 2013 Celebrate Brooklyn concert series at the Prospect Park Bandshell includes some great free shows including Big Boi, Mavis Staples and Ladysmith Black Mambazo. There are also five paid ticketed shows for Beck, Robert Plant, The Roots/Jim James, Belle and Sebastian, and Barenaked Ladies/Ben Folds. Decide which shows to ride the G train to with the full list below [Read more…]

This Weekend’s Concerts: Eula, Tyler the Creator, and Much More

Eula is performing at Silent Barn on Saturday.

This weekend there are lots of great shows including Esben and the Witch at Knitting Factory, Tyler the Creator at Music Hall of Williamsburg, Eula, Squarehead and Krill at Silent Barn and lots more. Check out our new curated concert calendar to find out what’s happening.

Watch Yuppicide play a show in Williamsburg 20 years ago

Video of live performances that took place in Williamsburg back in the 80’s and 90’s are extremely hard to find. Today Roy Oh uploaded this 1993 video of Brooklyn hardcore band Yuppicide playing a gallery in Williamsburg. The recording was ripped from a VHS and includes the entire show. The location of the gallery in [Read more…]

The Most Blogged About Shows: CMJ 2012 Edition

CMJ 2012

The My Social List team has covered CMJ extensively over the past two weeks.  We’ve listed over two-hundred shows. We’ve interviewed bands. We’ve provided handy guides to each day of the festival, and alerted you to all the best free shows. There’s so much going on, that it’s almost tough to keep track of US, let alone the festival itself.

That’s why I’m posting an official guide to CMJ here on FREEwilliamsburg.  Five can’t miss shows for every day of the “music marathon,” in no particular order.  There’s still a couple of shows that haven’t been announced (the Brooklyn Vegan day parties come to mind;) but rest assured, they’ll be added to our comprehensive CMJ list as soon as they’re announced.  For the budget minded, check out this list of free shows.


My Social List Official CMJ Showcase: Thieves Like Us, Teen Daze, Delicate Steve, Dent May, Heavenly Beat, Mac DeMarco, Bleeding Rainbow, The Young Evils, Grand Resort, Lingerie DJ set (Marlin Room at Webster Hall, 6:00 PM) $12

Why you should go: Because despite my obvious bias, this is probably the best collection of buzzed artists for the entire week.  Don’t believe me? Keep reading, and you’ll see. Oh, and we’re giving away a pair of tickets to this one. [Read more…]

The Most Blogged About Shows This Week

Frank Ocean

I’m not sure what’s up this week, but it feels like EVERYONE is here in the city.  Some days are so stacked that they warrant their own MOST BLOGGED post, and a teleportation device to shuffle from event to event, in between sets.  I can’t help you out with either of those, but I can tell you about THE MOST BLOGGED ABOUT SHOWS this week.

Two of them are brought to you by yours truly; yours truly being My Social List.  On Thursday night, we’re taking over the Ran Tea House for some DIY insanity in a non-traditional space in tandem with (who else) John Rambo and Todd P.  The lineup?  A who’s who of North Brooklyn.  Oberhofer headlines, with support from Darlings and Lazyeyes… and then things get crazy.  Your friends from Night Manager (RIP) and Total Slacker have teamed up as “Astral Locket,” and not to be outdone, members of Friends have teamed up with members of Small Black as “Kissing is a Crime.”  Cassie Ramone, of Vivian Girls and The Babies, is in the booth in between sets, and may or may not be serving green tea during them (may not.)  Try winning a pair of tickets to the tea house here.

Save some energy for Friday night, because our dear old friend Kristina Tequila has outdone herself and booked the My Social List party of the year at Public Assembly; PERMANENT SOUND.  It’s part of the venue’s Et Cetera Festival, which consists of “mostly free” art shows, talks, panels, shows and parties, and while ours isn’t “free,” it’s certainly “free-ish” and “awesome.”  Doors open at 8, and the live part of the party gets started with sets from Total Slacker, Indian Jewelry, Black Marble and Plastic Flowers, with John Pena of Heavenly Beat DJing in between sets.  Don’t show up too late; there’s a half-hour vodka open bar at 10.  At midnight, we open up the doors (for free), the lights dim and the dance party begins, with DJ sets from Pictureplane, Creep, The Death Set and Le Sphinxx, which should wrap up sometime around, oh, 4 AM or so.

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