The Village Voice promised it would be back, and it would. Their second go around with their new and improved free music festival is set for July 14th back at South Street Seaport. Unlike the Great GoogaMooga, there will be no epic, never-ending lines -- just epic free music in a mall setting. The good news is Crocodiles, Hospitality, Bleached and Nick Waterhouse are booked to play so far, with more to be announced. The bad news is The Drums are the headliners. Le sigh. Just not a fan of their one-note, un-inspired tunes, BUT I will give their set the benefit of the doubt since I've never seen them live.
Let's look on the bright side of the bands I give the stamp of approval. Looking forward to San Francisco soul pop virtuoso Nick Waterhouse. He just released his debut album, Time's All Gone, and he's ready to bring his groove on to the East Coast.
Then, psyched for Bleached, since I missed them when they opened up for Veronica Falls. Bleaches is the sibling duo of Jennifer and Jessica Clavin (formly from the defunct Mika Mako). They played straight-up unfiltred, raw garage rock. So far they've released a trio of 7" on the Art Fag, Ooga Booga and Suicide Squeeze labels. One of those beauties is called "Think of You"
UPDATE: This just into the mail box, more acts have been added. The big name being Archers of Loaf for all you mid-90s indie pop kids who are now soccer moms and dads. The other acts being Team Spirit (never seen), Doldrums (never seen) and Devin (seen with Ty Segall)