Jen C. and John over at Gothamist are hot on the trail of reports that Jelly, unwitting overlords of the over-enforced Pool Parties, will soon be announcing another summer concert series on the Williamsburg waterfront.
This one will be a bit smaller, more homemade, and hopefully less-crowded than the weekly shows at East River State Park, which will of course continue on towards oblivion until OSA or the new neighbors swallow them alive.
We were told that the series will occur on “six Saturdays over the next three months at a brand new outdoor venue in Williamsburg that will include the long-awaited return of the Slip n’ Slide!” All shows will be free, beers will be cheap (Six Point is a sponsor), and lineups will be announced next week.
Jelly confirmed that the venue will be in South Williamsburg but not on the water, as John initially speculated. Hm! Where, oh where, will my Jelly be?
We know, we know… you do!! Well, today is your lucky day it seems because we have a pair of tickets for one lucky reader. By now this should be second nature to you guys since we give away tickets like woah– head over to our Facebook page, comment on the contest thread, and BOOM! those tickets may be yours.
This Northside Festival show starts at 1:30pm on Sunday the with ARMS followed by A.A. Bondy and Elvis Perkins in Dearland, and tickets are still on sale for those of you with bad luck.
We get about three emails a day asking if there is any other place outside the demon lairs of Ticketmaster to buy tickets to the Open Space Alliance’s concerts at the Williamsburg Waterfront. After deleting them for weeks or responding, “We’re a blog goddamnit. We don’t know,” I decided to ask somebody.
So here’s your answer. You can avoid paying blood money on Ticketmaster’s website by picking up real-life, hard-paper tickets at the Nokia Theater in Times Square. The ticket price is exactly same as listed but without those nasty service or convience charges. You’ll save roughly $9 – $12 a ticket.
The Nokia Theatre box office hours are Monday through Saturday 12 pm to 6 pm. You can contact them at (212) 930-1950.
You can get your twee on at noon, that’s when tickets go on sale.
Beloved twee-pop cult heroes Belle and Sebastian haven’t played a show on American soil since 2006. But this fall, the Matablog reports that the band will breeze through North American venues on a way-too-brief tour that’ll include a pair of Mexican dates.
This announcement comes on the heels of news that the band is back at work, writing songs in Glasgow and recording in Los Angeles. According to a Friday news update on the band’s site, they’re currently in “the final stages” of recording a new album. They’ll also tour through Europe and Asia in the coming months, and also promise some UK dates and “a trip to South America” before year’s end. And they’ll curate and headline the Bowlie 2 festival, which takes over Butlins in Minehead, England December 10-12. Taking twee global!
More information here.