With two street fairs, a benefit and some inspired booking by The Rockwood Music Hall, it seems like every band in the world is playing in Brooklyn or Manhattan on Sunday. Here’s a rundown so that you can make plans in advance:
The Atlantic Antic is a street fair that runs on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn and is Brooklyn’s largest. This is the 36th annual Atlantic Antic and it features ten live entertainment stages. I recommend seeing The Demolition String Band, who will be appearing at the stage in front of Hank’s, at the corner of Atlantic and 3rd Avenue. The full schedule is here.
The Atlantic Antic, Atlantic Avenue between Hicks Street and 4th Avenue (2, 3, 4, 5 Trains to Nevins St. or Atlantic Avenue or Borough Hall, R Train to Borough Hall or Lawrence St. or Pacific St., F Train to Bergen Street or Jay Street, B or Q Trains to Atlantic Avenue, N or D Trains to Pacific Street or A, C or G Trains to Hoyt-Schemerhorn or Jay Street) 10am-6pm, Free
The Dumbo Arts Festival takes place through a large area in DUMBO, the area in Brooklyn between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges and runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday and has multiple stages located throughout DUMBO. Familiar names playing on Sunday include Tom Verlaine, Flutterbox and Julia Joseph, vocalist with Milton, who is performing a set of her own material. You can get a map here (the festival is quite spread out) and find the music schedule here.
The Dumbo Arts Festival, DUMBO (F Train to Jay Street, A or C Trains to High Street or 2 or 3 Trains to Clark Street), Noon- 7pm, Free
Moving indoors, The first Tinderbox Music Festival will be taking place at Southpaw in Park Slope starting around 3pm. Tinderbox aims to create more space for women musicians by bringing together and promoting established and emerging female artists and will donate 100% of net proceeds to organizations involved in giving rise to the next generation of women’s voices such as Girls Write Now and The Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls. There are 19 acts in all performing on two stages and NIHE fave Misty Boyce will be among the performers. Check the Tinderbox website here for a complete list of performers and show times.
If you have had enough of the great outdoors, or even enough of Brooklyn, then The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 lives up to its nickname, The Rockwood Colosseum, by presenting three really good shows in a row.
First up at 7pm is Jon Graboff’s Pedal Steel Guitar World of Discovery w/ Ethan Eubanks, Jeff Hill & Special Guest Dave Schramm. Following them up at 8pm is Poundcake, a band consisting of Teddy Thompson, Ethan Eubanks and Jeff Hill, who perform covers of late 50s-early 60s rock and rockabilly tunes. Finally, at 9pm Sasha Dobson and her band will play.
Jon Graboff, Poundcake and Sasha Dobson, Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 7-10pm, No Cover (but $5 contribution for each band strongly encouraged)
Want more? Then move next door to the original Rockwood Music Hall and catch Kristin Diable (who played a wonderful set at The Living Room on Wednesday) play one last show in New York, at midnight, before she returns to New Orleans.