McCarren Park Pool’s 2008 Free Concert Lineup Announced

During the summer, a lot of people like to do summery things like relaxing on the beach, barbecuing in the park, going to baseball games. Maybe even, if they have rich friends, getting a little sailing time in. But on those hot and sticky days in Williamsburg, the kids like to hang out in a big, empty, concrete, waterless, treeless, shadeless swimming pool with festering port-a-potties for toilets. To each his own!

At least McCarren Park Pool hosts free concerts—“Pool Parties,” as they are called—all summer long. (If you missed Superchunk last year, we feel sorry for you.) Brooklyn Vegan has this season’s lineup, which is sure to please the early-20-something Brooklyn set with performances by the likes of The Hold Steady, Liars, Deerhunter and the Black Lips. Also, rumor has it the Breeders are headlining the July 13 slot. Full schedule after the jump.

 

2008 POOL PARTIES Line Up

JUNE 29
The Hold Steady
The Loved Ones
J Roddy and the Business

JULY 6
Ronnie Spector
The Rabbit Factory Soul Revue, Featuring:
Roscoe Robinson
Ralph ‘Soul’ Jackson
Hermon Hitson
and Wiley & The Checkmates

JULY 13
(Headliner TBA)
Matt + Kim
The Whip

JULY 20
Liars
Fuck Buttons
Team Robespierre

JULY 27
MGMT
Black Moth Super Rainbow
Ting Tings

AUGUST 3
Black Lips
Deerhunter
King Khan + His Shrines
Tall Firs

AUGUST 10
TBA

AUGUST 17
Aesop Rock
Panther
Special guests

AUGUST 24
TBA

McCarren Park Pool’s 2008 Free Concert Lineup Announced