/// MUSIC 05.10.10 Posted by Jessie
One day it’s 85 and feels like Summer and the next day it’s 58. Well, one thing we can be certain of is that the Summer will come, even if we have to skip Spring! I love the summer because it brings lots of sunshine, bare skin, and all the BBQs and beer my heart desires. And concerts, festivals, and bonfires, OH MY! I don’t know about you but sometimes if I “stop to smell the roses” it just kicks up my allergies, SO why not stop and hear the music? There is no shortage of shows in our metro area and the warm weather increases this tenfold. The outlook for All Points West happening this year are grim, but your options are still plentiful. Some recommendations from yours truly on what to see this summer:
Central Park Summerstage/Rumsey Playfield offers an incredible line up of shows this year from what chat is trickling in. Do try to see:
05/26/10- Coheed and Cambria, Circa Survive, Torche
06/15/10- John Butler Trio, State Radio
07/11/10- Jimmy Cliff, Trevor Hall
07/26/10- Flaming Lips
07/27&28/10- The Black Keys w/ Morning Benders
08/22/10 The Specials
Seriously, that’s just a taste of what Central Park has to offer up this year.
Other shows I seriously recommend:
05/14/2010 – The BLACKOUT Party: FUCT / Black Taxi / The Frontier Brothers / Black Suit Youth / DJ Small Change / Special Performance by Lady Circus – Music Hall of Williamsburg.
05/15/10 – Jesse Malin & The St. Marks Social w/ The Stalkers / A Million Years / Don DiLego – The Bowery Ballroom
5/20/2010 – Buddy Guy w/ Jimmie Vaughan and the Tilt-A-Whirl Band featuring Lou Ann Barton and Moreland & Arbuckle – The Wellmont Theatre
06/05/2010- Kings of Leon w/ The Whigs- Atlantic City, NJ
06/05/2010- Yeasayer – The Beach @ Governors Island
06/25/2010- Maxwell w/ Jill Scott – Madison Square Garden
07/6,7,&9/2010 – Lady Gaga – Madison Square Garden
07/04/2010- She & Him – The Beach @ Governors Island
07/14/2010- Jack Johnson – Madison Square Garden
07/24/2010- M.I.A. at HardNYC w/Die Antwoord, Skream, Benga, Rye Rye, Sleigh Bells, Theophilus London, Borgore, Destructo, 12th Planet, Nguzunguzu, Ninjasonik , & more – South Island Field @ Governors Island
07/28/2010- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Madison Square Garden
08/17&18/2010- MGMT – Radio City Music Hall
08/21/2010- Juliette Lewis – Music Hall of Williamsburg
06/1&2/2010 – Conan O’Brien – Radio City Music Hall
CDs to look out for:
New releases from Fleet Foxes and The Arcade Fire are on the way, so look out! That means touring will be taking place shortly thereafter, yay! Also, the new Black Keys album Brothers is in stores now– get it!
So, these are just a very few, very good ideas for entertainment this summer. Feel free to comment with more recommendations for readers! Have fun, enjoy, and don’t forget to fit Sugar & Spikes into your schedule. This Summer will be the hottest one yet.