Friday, August 28, 2009

The Weekend: 8.28-8.30

Lots of big names in music this weekend, from soul kings to indie darlings, to the King of Pop himself. See what's happening in a neighborhood near you.

Friday, August 28

Blog buzz: After the Jump Fest returns this year, this time at Littlefield in Gowanus with blog-beloved bands such as Holiday Shores and Dinosaur Feathers tonight, and Drink Up Buttercup and Das Racist tomorrow. Proceeds help benefit music programs in schools. From Friday through Sunday. Tickets are $10 each day, or $25 for the whole weekend. Littlefield is located at 622 Degraw St.

Soul: If a whole weekend of indie isn't your thing, check out The Brooklyn Soul Festival, a few blocks away at The Bell House (149 7th St.). Tonight, Barbara Lynn, "The Soul Queen of the Gulf Coast," Roscoe Robinson, "The Baron of Birmingham, AL," and Hermon Hitson, "The Georgia Grinder Himself," will get you grooving tonight, all backed by Eli "Paperboy" Reed & the True Loves. More Saturday as well. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door if not sold out.

Saturday, August 29

Farewell: Celebrate the life and music of Michael Jackson at Prospect Park this weekend, in a party by Spike Lee. Thousands are expected to come to the event, which is rain or shine. From noon to 5 p.m. at the Neathermead in the park.

BKLYN Yard: Hang out canal-side and listen to the cool sounds of Psychic Ills, Zs, Sharon Van Etten, and others, as they play the Yard (388-400 Carroll St.) as part of an event curated by Impose Magazine to benefit 826NYC. There will also be a record and arts fair, and a film screening by Cinema 16. It doesn't get more Brooklyn than that. Doors at noon. $10 for show, $5 for screening, $12 for both.

Cars: Vintage cars rumble into to Brooklyn at the annual Hot Rod Thrills Car Show. Find it under the BQE in Williamsburg, on the corner of Union Ave and Meeker Street, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sunday, August 30

Pool Party: Don't miss the last Pool Party of the summer, as Grizzly Bear bid farewell to another season of hip indie rockers. Doors open at 2 p.m., but, knowing the crowd, they'll be one, so get there early. Located at the East River State Park in Williamsburg (90 Kent Ave.).


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