July 2017 - Central Park

All Time Low / SWMRS / Waterparks / The Wrecks at SummerStage in Central Park

July 31 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm $39.50 – $45 Buy Tickets

By purchasing tickets to SummerStage Benefit Concerts, you are continuing to support over 100 free performances in parks throughout the five boroughs.

All Time Low

Heralded as one of the best pop-punk bands of the modern era, a precocious All Time Low crew began their journey in 2003 when they formed just outside of Baltimore, while still in high school. Now seemingly always on tour, this hard working quartet was first invited on the Vans Warped Tour in 2007. Soon after, their 2nd album was released, So Wrong, It’s Right, which skyrocketed to #62 on the Billboard 200, catapulting them into the limelight of not just the punk scene but of the world stage. Since then, they’ve sold well over 1.2 million albums, chocked up over 100 million YouTube views and have appeared on all the biggest late night shows. This past year, fans across the globe have been doting over their live album Straight to DVD II: Past, Present, and Future Hearts, and the brand new single “Dirty Laundry,” a surprisingly poignant relationship ballad.

SWMRS

Harkening back to the punk glory days of yore, SWMRS is a hyper-politically energized band with something to say. As evidenced by their distinct influences, from the apparent (The Clash, The Ramones) to the less obvious (Public Enemy, Kurt Cobain, The Beach Boys), this electrifying quartet is all about staying true to oneself and freeing your inner voice. Initially . . . → Read More: All Time Low / SWMRS / Waterparks / The Wrecks at SummerStage in Central Park

Regina Spektor at SummerStage in Central Park

July 27

Regina Spektor

The dulcet, oft spectral tones of Regina Ilyinichna Spektor’s voice are immediately recognizable as hers and hers alone. Born in Moscow, she immediately displayed a proclivity for music, studying classical piano at age six. Her family left Russia for New York City, and Spektor continued her training, focusing on composition. By her later teen years she had released 11:11, a bluesy, jazzy effort, with standouts like the sensually staccato “Love Affair.” She continued to refine her sound with 2002’s Songs, which displayed her piano prowess and vocal dexterity on tracks like “Lacrimosa,” and then 2004’s Soviet Kitsch, featuring the gut-wrenchingly soulful “Carbon Monoxide.” During this time her popularity in the East Village anti-folk scene blossomed. When she released Begin to Hope in 2006, she fully crossed over into the mainstream. Gold-certified, this record dominated the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with the vocally tantalizing tracks “On the Radio,” “Better” and “Fidelity.” Her followups, 2009’s Far (featuring the escalating, melodic gift “Eet”) and 2012’s What We Saw From the Cheap Seats (with the perkily Parisian, horn-tinged “Don’t Leave Me”) both debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Her latest, 2016’s Remember Us To Life, has garnered critical laudation from virtually every music publication and outlet imaginable. Her music is routinely featured in TV & film, including Orange Is The New Black, Grey’s Anatomy, Weeds, How I Met Your Mother, Veronica Mars, and The Leftovers (with the unforgettably poignant “Laughing With”). An official “Steinway . . . → Read More: Regina Spektor at SummerStage in Central Park

PJ Harvey at SummerStage in Central Park

July 19 @ 7:30 pm 10:00 pm BUY TICKETS By purchasing tickets to SummerStage Benefit Concerts, you are continuing to support over 100 free performances in parks throughout the five boroughs.

PJ Harvey

Vocalist and guitarist PJ Harvey burst onto the alternative rock scene in 1992 when her debut single ‘Dress’ hailed worldwide acclaim. Her ninth studio album, The Hope Six Demolition Project, documents a unique artistic journey, which took her to Kosovo, Afghanistan and Washington, D.C. She has continually evolved her sound ranging from punk to blues and among the accolades she has received are the Mercury Prize in 2001, 2011, eight Brit Awards nominations, seven Grammy Awards nominations and two additional Mercury Prize nominations. PJ Harvey will bring her unique style to SummerStage for a benefit concert in Central Park this July as part of her select festival dates.

Details Date: July 19 Time: 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Time(s): Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:30pm Cost: $49.50 Venue SummerStage, Central Park Rumsey Playfield New York, NY Map: . . . → Read More: PJ Harvey at SummerStage in Central Park

Yo La Tengo at SummerStage in Central Park

Yo La Tengo / Ultimate Painting July 17 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Critically acclaimed alternative rock figures with an uninterrupted 30+year career unparalleled in its creative breadth

Yo La Tengo

Yo La Tengo’s uninterrupted 30-years-and-counting career is unparalleled in its creative breadth and refusal to rest on laurels. Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew have enjoyed success entirely on their own terms – playing the world’s best concert halls, museums, and dives, collaborating with everyone from Homer Simpson to Ray Davies, from Chris Elliott to Yoko Ono, portraying the Velvet Underground in I Shot Andy Warhol and composing scores for Adventureland and the films of Jean Painlevé, and even creating a holiday tradition unto themselves with their series of Hanukkah shows at Hoboken, New Jersey’s legendary club Maxwell’s, from which they’ve donated hundreds of thousands to charity.

Ultimate Painting

Ultimate Painting are lucky enough to be comprised of two singular voices in Jack Cooper and James Hoare, who met when on tour together with their other bands Mazes and Veronica Falls. Their first album, the self-titled Ultimate Painting, came out in 2014, followed by their second in 2015, the unanimously acclaimed Green Lanes. In 2016 came their third record, Dusk, a ten-song set that expands the group’s sound, where it’s hard to tell where Cooper ends and Hoare begins. Their tunes weave in and out of each other like the duo’s respective six-strings, spiraling around each other in a laconic dance. With the first single “Bills,” . . . → Read More: Yo La Tengo at SummerStage in Central Park


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