The best part of living in New York during the summer is all the amazing free shows. The annual River to River Festival just announced their lineup:
Wire, Ulrich Schnauss, A Place to Bury Strangers, Sonic Youth, St. Vincent, No Age, Ted Leo, Mary Weiss (Shangri-La’s), Atlas Sound, Akron/Family, Dirty Projectors and more.
I’m most excited about Wire, No Age, and Atlas Sound, but the experience of the festival is also a great part of a sultry, summer Manhattan day. Most of the shows are free at Southstreet Seaport. Sonic Youth is at Battery Park on July 4th and the tickets are free, but require getting tickets at rivertorivernyc.com (not sure exactly when they become available).
More on Free Summer Shows NYC soon…