We Miss The Summer, Like A Lot

While clearing out my inbox (8083+ unread emails, yikes) and staring out my office window into the hazy overcast of impending shitstorm, I came across this video of the super awesome Rock Yard shows that came into existence this summer as a welcomed throwback answer to the Jelly Pool Parties of ‘yore.

So get out your calendars and start marking down the days to Summer 2011– and for now, just get half-depressed and half-turned on by running girls in bikinis:

Rock Yard Slip 'n Slide Action

Jelly’s Rock Yard was in full swing yesterday. Below is Slip ‘n Slide footage as well as performances by Zaza and Sport of Kings. There will be two more Saturdays of free shows at the Rock Yard on 09/04 and 09/11. Don’t miss out on those.

RIP Jelly Pool Parties

For 5 seasons, Brooklyn has enjoyed their summers because of Jelly. We’ve laughed, danced, slip ‘n slided, made out, gotten rained out, and been beyond hammered in their honor and because of their hard work. We all knew the Pool Parties were coming to an end, but not like this:

We are saddened that we were not given the contractual 24-hour notice of the final cancellation so that we could prepare our partners and bands that have supported this series and were booked for this date.  Instead, we were met with calls last night from press entities asking for statements on a press release issued by OSA lawyer and board member Adam Perlmutter only hours after The Open Space Alliance rejected our offer for the non-contractually laid out extraneous fees brought up throughout the course of this summer. […]

We regret that we are not being allowed for the reasons outlined above to give Brooklyn the “thank you” we’ve been planning all year—our five year anniversary finale show. With all our planned special guests and unannounced surprises, it was sure to be a day no one would soon forget.

After the jump is Jelly’s statement in full about the abrupt ending of the series, along with final words to you for your continued support, as well as couple of checked facts mainly about how much OSA is the worst. Now it’s up to all of us to rage harder than we’ve ever raged before this Sunday, preferably in home made I <3 Jelly shirts. We’ll be there for the next chapter and we’re all excited to see what these awesome kids will come up with next summer. Until then, we’ve got Rock Yard to hold us over– which is filled with good vibes from the days of yore.

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New Jelly Party: Rock Yard

We’ve been investigating all week, and now we’ve got a flyer as proof. Starting this Saturday the awesome folks who bring us the Waterfront Pool Parties will be throwing a new series of outdoor events on the South Side.

Seems like Jelly is digging back to their roots with Rock Yard, because we sure do miss the good old days when we were partying in the frying pan (a.k.a. McCarren Park Pool), Chuck Schumer didn’t care about the hipsters, and we didn’t have to go through turnstiles to buy a beer.

We’re also digging the collabo with Less Artists More Condos, and hoping the DIY feel keeps the party local… considering the lot hits max capacity at 800 people.

As usual, the shows are FREE. Oh and did we mention the official return of the Slip ‘n Slide!? Hells yes.