I’m sorry to report, but Trans-Pecos and I have to cancel the McCarren Park music before movies series this Summer.
We learned Thursday that the organizers — Northside Media — took a “branding” deal for us to become the “Vitamin Water Stage” without consulting us nor offering the requisite increase in budget that sort of branding commands. We would turn down the branding no matter the money, but certainly if there’s money changing hands, the bands should see it.
We insisted the branding be removed and Northside wasn’t able to do it, so we’re canceling.
I’ve had a lot of fun booking bands at Summerscreen for the last several years — it’s always a fun social experiment and Northside have been wonderful to work with and tolerant of our sometimes “out” bookings — but this is simply a situation of our visions for the thing not being in sync.
Apologies for the late notice!
Tomorrow’s opening screening of Clueless was supposed to feature the band Zs. Summerscreen has not yet announced a replacement. Last year Todd P brought artists to the SummerScreen stage including Ratking, The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger and Tanks Amigo.