Free NYC Concerts 2008

<p><a href="features/features/free_nyc_concerts_2008/"><img src="http://www.qromag.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/freenycconcerts2008.jpg" alt=" " /></a>  </p><p>It may cost a pretty penny to live in the Big Apple, but it does have its side benefits, namely a whole slew...

Shows:

Regina Spektor Saturday, April 19, 12:30 PM, Sound Fix Records
                                         
Mission of Burma, Revision, Tree
Union, The Amygdalois
Saturday, April 19, 1:00 PM, Stuyvesant Cover Park
   
Tokyo Police Club Tuesday, April 22, 7:00 PM, Union Square Megastore
   
Tokyo Police Club Wednesday, April 23, 8:00 PM, Sound Fix Records
   
Japanther, Awesome Color, caUSE
co-MOTION, Takka Takka,
Videohippos, The Skaters, Crystal
Stilts, Tickley Feather, MegaFaun,
Les Sans Culottes, Food Will Win The
War, Bear, Wizards of the Coast
Friday, April 25, 12:00 PM, Lehman Lawn
   
Elbow Friday, April 25, 7:00 PM, Union Square Virgin Megastore
   
Santogold Tuesday, April 29, 7:00 PM, Union Square Virgin Megastore
   
Acorn Sunday, May 4, 4:00 PM, Sound Fix Records
   
Jake Lukeman Thursday, May 8, 7:00 PM, @Seaport
   
Jake Lukeman Friday, May 9, 7:00 PM, @Seaport
   
Jake Lukeman Friday, May 9, 9:00 PM, @Seaport
   
Duffy Tuesday, May 13, 8:00 PM, Union Square Virgin Megastore
   
Chin Chin, Kool DJ Kear, The
Nouvellas, Lil' Shallmar, Miss Fairchild
Sunday, May 18, 12:00 PM, Southpaw 
   
Heloise & the Savoir Faire Wednesday, May 21, 7:00 PM, Union Square Virgin Megastore
   
Ra Ra Riot, Finger On the Pulse, ArtBattles Thursday, May 22, 7:00 PM, 70 Greene
   
Pwrfl Power, Smokey's Roundup Thursday, May 22, 8:00 PM, Sound Fix Records
   
Flosstradamus, Tigercity, Dopplehertz Thursday, May 22, 9:00 PM, Studio B
   
Counting Crows Friday, May 23, 7:00 AM, Bryant Park
   
Matthew Brannon, Lucky Dragons Friday, May 23, 7:00 PM, Whitney Museum
   
Matt & Kim Thursday, May 22, 7:00 PM, 70 Greene
   
Abigail Washburn and the Sparrow 
Quartet, Béla Fleck, Mirah and the 
Spectratone International
Thursday, May 29, 7:00 PM, Castle Clinton Monument
   
Wire, Die! Die! Die!
Friday, May 30, 7:00 PM, South Street Seaport
   
The Eskalators, The So So Gios, The
Beets
Saturday, May 31, 1:00 PM, West 4th Street Subway Station
   
Knyfe Hyts, Aa (Big A little a), Fiasco
Puttin' On The Ritz, T
hompson, Radiates
Saturday, May 31, 3:00 PM, Jamaica
Bay Experimental Marshland Restoration
Project
   
Bang On a Can Marathon Saturday, May 31, 6:00 PM, World Financial Center
   
The Defibulators Sunday, June 1, 12:00 PM, The Yard
   
The Defibulators Sunday, June 1, 2:30 PM, The Yard
   
Langhorne Slim Sunday, June 1, 7:00 PM, Sound Fix Records
   
The Bloodsugars, Rich Girls, April 
Smith & The Great Picture Show, 
Jared Scharff and the Royals
Wednesday, June 4, 8:00 PM, Rockwood Music Hall
   
Berg Sans Nipple, ACME Friday, June 6, 7:00 PM, Whitney Museum
   
The Subjects, Frankpollis, Drug Rug, 
Bill Bell, Meowskers
Saturday, June 7, 1:00 PM, Crest Hardware Art Show
   
Lucky Dragons, John Wiese, 
Animental, Soiled Mattress and the 
Springs, David Horvitz
Saturday, June 7, 2:00 PM, East River Park Amphitheater
   
These New Puritans Saturday, June 7, 5:00 PM, Whitney Museum
   
Wyclef Jean Monday, June 9, 7:00 PM, Apple Store Soho
   
My Brightest Diamond Monday, June 9, 8:00 PM, Other Music
   
Adele Tuesday, June 10, 7:00 AM, Rockefeller Plaza
   
Gnarls Barkley Tuesday, June 10, 7:00 PM, Apple Store Soho
   
Emmylou Harris Thursday, June 12, 7:00 PM, Union Square Barnes & Noble
   
Isaac Hayes Thursday, June 12, 8:00 PM, Prospect Park Bandshell
   
A Sunny Day In Glasgow, ACME Friday, June 13, 7:00 PM, Whitney Museum
   
Cats On Fire, Tullycraft Saturday, June 14, 2:00 PM, Cake Shop (upstairs)
   
Vampire Weekend, Kid Sister, Born
Ruffians
Saturday, June 14, 4:00 PM, Central Park Summerstage
   
Thurston Moore & Byron Coley Saturday, June 14, 6:30 PM, Other Music
   
The Kennedys Wednesday, June 18, 7:00 PM, Madison Square Park
   
Crystal Castles, Woodlands Thursday, June 19, 9:00 PM, Studio B
   
Prefuse 73, ACME Friday, June 20, 7:00 PM, Whitney Museum
   
White Hinterland, Herman Dune, 
Cale Parks
Friday, June 20, 8:00 PM, Sound Fix Records
   
Pela, The Forms Satuday, June 21, 6:00 PM, Music Hall in Williamsburg
   
Stars Like Fleas Sunday, June 22, 6:00 PM, Sound Fix Records
   
Ulrich Schnauss, Dorit Chrysler, Chiaki Watanabe Tuesday, June 24, 9:00 PM, World Financial Center
   
Talib Kweli Wednesday, June 25, 7:00 PM, Apple Store Soho
   
Raul Midon Wednesday, June 25, 7:00 PM, Madison Square Park
   
Semi Precious Weapons, Bryan Scary 
and the Shredding Tears, Last Vegas
Wednesday, June 25, 8:00 PM, Southpaw
   
Care Bears on Fire, A-OK Collective, 
Apollo Heights, Slim Dixon & Friends
Thursday, June 26, 6:00 PM, Stuyvesant Cover Park
   
Coldplay Friday, June 27, 7:00 AM, Rockefeller Plaza
   
Cold War Kids, Elvis Perkins In
Dearland, Sam Champion
Friday, June 27, 7:00 PM, Prospect Park Bandshell
   
A Place To Bury Strangers, King Khan & The Shrines, Black Acid
Friday, June 27, 7:00 PM, South Street Seaport
   
Times New Viking, ACME Friday, June 27, 7:00 PM, Whitney Museum
   
Jeffery Lewis, Kate Ferencz
Archipelago, The Best Thing Ever, 
Laura Stevenson
Friday, June 27, 8:00 PM, Sound Fix Records
   
Titus Andronicus, Obits, Emperor X, 
Blood City
Saturday, June 28, 2:00 PM, East River Amphitheater
   
The Acorn, Ecstatic Sunshine, 
Blitz the Ambassador, Burkina
 
Electric, Shilpa Ray & Her Happy  
Hookers, Selan, No Surrender
Saturday, June 28, 3:00 PM, Stuyvesant Cover Park
   
The Hold Steady, The Loved Ones, 
J Roddy and the Business
Sunday, June 29, 2:00 PM, McCarren Park Pool
   
Cherryholmes Wednesday, July 2, 7:00 PM, Madison Square Park
   
Joe Whyte, Alec Gross, Kelley 
McRae, Nate Campany
Wednesday, July 2, 8:00 PM, Rockwood Music Hall
   
Sonic Youth, The Feelies Friday, July 4, 3:30 PM, Battery Park
   
Titus Andronicus, Aleks & the 
Drummer
Friday, July 4, 8:00 PM, Stuyvesant Cove Park
   
Rachid Taha, Dengue Fever, Apollo
Heights
Saturday, July 5, 3:00 PM, Central Park Summerstage
   
Janelle Monae, The Apes, Shawn
Hewitt, Millsted
Saturday, July 5, 6:00 PM, BAM Skate Park
   
Matt & Kim, The Death Set, Bear
Hands
Saturday, July 5, 9:00 PM, Hugs
   
Ronnie Spector, Roscoe Robinson, 
Ralph 'Soul' Jackson, Hermon Hitson, 
Wiley & The Checkmates
Sunday, July 6, 2:00 PM, McCarren Park Pool
   
Sean Kuti and Egypt 80, Afrika
Bambaataa, Love Trio with U-Roy
Sunday, July 6, 3:00 PM, Central Park Summerstage
   
P.O.S., Jen Militia, No Surrender, The
Five One
Sunday, July 6, 4:00 PM, BAM Skate Park
   
Hollywood Holt, Tim Williams, Shala,
Proton, Sky Hy
Monday, July 7, 4:00 PM, BAM Skate Park
   
Crystal Antlers Monday, July 7, 8:30 PM, Other Music
   
Whole Wheat Bred, Disaster Us, Like
Gravity, Irradio, McRad, Echo Jinx
Tuesday, July 8, 4:00 PM, BAM Skate Park
   
Helena Maria, Mattison, A Million
Years, The King Left
Tuesday, July 8, 4:00 PM, McCarren Park Pool
   
The Defibulators Wednesday, July 9, 12:30 PM, Zuccotti Park
   
Bone Crusher, Game Rebellion,
Bazaar Royale, Voodoo Fe, Let's Go 
To War, Planet Ubiquity
Wednesday, July 9, 4:00 PM, BAM Skate Park
   
The Avett Brothers Wednesday, July 9, 7:00 PM, Rockefeller Park
   
Ollabelle Wednesday, July 9, 7:00 PM, Madison Square Park
   
St. Vincent Thursday, July 10, 7:00 PM, Castle Clinton Monument
   
Tony Scherr, Matt Keating, Chris 
Brown & Kate Fenner, Bruce 
Robinson, Lindsey Mae
Thursday, July 10, 7:00 PM, Living Room
   
Jucifer, Moja, Suicide City, Black 
Water Rising, Mahavatar, 
Echostream, Kite Operations, Cheap 
Perfume, Noirceur
Friday, July 11, 6:00 PM, Europa
   
Brazilian Girls, Miranda, Ticklah Friday, July 11, 7:00 PM, Prospect Park Bandshell
   
No Age, Telepathe, Abe Vigoda
Friday, July 11, 7:00 PM, South Street Seaport
   
The Breeders Friday, July 11, 9:00 PM, Other Music
   
The Noisettes, The Dirtbombs, Tamar
Kali, Little Jackie, Sophia Ramos,
Bermuda, Antibalas
Saturday, July 12, 4:00 PM, BAM Skate Park
   
Beth Orton, Matt Munisteri Saturday, July 12, 7:30 PM, Prospect Park Bandshell
   
The Breeders, Matt & Kim, The Whip Sunday, July 13, 2:00 PM, McCarren Park Pool
   
Mobius Band, Amazing Baby Sunday, July 13, 6:30 PM, Music Hall in Williamsburg
   
Fennesz/Sakamoto Tuesday, July 15, 9:00 PM, World Financial Center
   
Stuart Bogia/Superhuman 
Happiness, Charles Gayes Trio, Colin
Stetson, Sharon Van Etten (solo)
Wednesday, July 16, 6:00 PM, Brooklyn Bridge Park
   
Steel Pulse Wednesday, July 16, 7:00 PM, Rockefeller Park
   
Fiery Furnaces
Thursday, July 17, 7:00 PM, East River Park Amphitheater
   
Ted Leo & The Pharmacists Thursday, July 17, 7:00 PM, Castle Clinton Monument
   
Brian Wilson Thursday, July 17, 7:30 PM, Coney Island
   
DJ Spooky Thursday, July 17, 9:30 PM, Music Hall in Williamsburg
   
Heartsrevolution Thursday, July 17, 10:00 PM, Hiro Ballroom
   
Mary Weiss of the Shangri-Las, 
Nouvellas, The Lost Crusaders
Friday, July 18, 7:00 PM, South Street Seaport
   
Deerhoof, Metropolis Ensemble: 
Stravinsky's 'Rite of Spring'
Friday, July 18, 7:30 PM, Prospect Park Bandshell
   
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Broken
Social Scene, The Helio Sequence, 
Islands, Ra Ra Riot, Beach House,
Times New Viking, Jaguar Love, 
The Dodos, Annuals, Film School, 
Parts & Labor, Dragons of Zynth, 
These Are Powers
Saturday, July 19, 12:00 PM, Coney Island
   
Liars, Fuck Buttons, Team
Robespierre
 
Sunday, July 20, 2:00 PM, McCarren Park Pool
   
Santogold, Diplo, Plastic Little, 
A-Trak, Kid Cudi
Sunday, July 20, 3:00 PM, Central Park Summerstage
   
Celebration, Rain Machine Sunday, July 20, 6:30 PM, Music Hall in Williamsburg
   
Kieren Hebden & Steve Reid, Nicolas 
Collins' "Devil's Music"
Tuesday, July 22, 9:00 PM, World Financial Center
   
The Punch Brothers feat. Chris Thile Wednesday, July 23, 7:00 PM, Rockefeller Park
   
Phoebe Snow Wednesday, July 23, 7:00 PM, Madison Square Park
   
Ollabelle Thursday, July 24, 12:30 PM, World Financial Center
   
Akron/Family Thursday, July 24, 7:00 PM, Castle Clinton Monument
   
Smokey Robinson, Russell 
Thompkins Jr. & The New Stylistics
Thursday, July 17, 7:30 PM, Coney Island
   
Feist Friday, July 25, 7:00 AM, Bryant Park
   
Ollabelle Friday, July 25, 12:30 PM, One New York Plaza
   
Atlas Sound, Crystal Stilts
Friday, July 25, 7:00 PM, South Street Seaport
   
John Doe, Ollabelle, Jay Farrar, Laura
Cantrell, The Persuasions, Marshall 
Crenshaw, Catherine Russell, Sway
Machinery, Hymns
Saturday, July 26, 12:30 PM, World Financial Center
   
Ghostland Observatory, The Jealous
Girlfriends, Bear Hands
Saturday, July 26, 7:00 PM, Prospect Park Bandshell
   
Awesome Color, Viki, Kocho Bisexual Saturday, July 26, 8:00 PM, Knitting Factory
   
MGMT, Black Moth Super Rainbow, 
The Ting Tings
Sunday, July 27, 2:00 PM, McCarren Park Pool
   
Skatalites, Taj Majal, Los Pinguos Sunday, July 27, 3:00 PM, Central Park Summerstage
   
Earlimart Tuesday, July 29, 7:00 PM, Sound Fix Records
   
Brian Birdwell, Bradley Wik, Moon
Engineer, Sam Alber
Tuesday, July 29, 8:00 PM, Sidewalk Cafe
   
John Zorn's Cobra, Theremin Society,
Jonathan Kane's February
Wednesday, July 30, 6:00 PM, Brooklyn Bridge Park
   
Flogging Molly, O'Death Thursday, July 31, 7:00 PM, Hudson River Park
   
The Long Winters Thursday, July 31, 7:00 PM, Castle Clinton Monument
   
Joseph O'Neill & Aimee Mann Thursday, June 31, 7:00 PM, Union Square Barnes & Noble
   
Sheryl Crow Friday, August 1, 7:00 AM, Rockefeller Plaza
   
Brother Ali, The Rub
Friday, August 1, 7:00 PM, South Street Seaport
   
Black Lips, Deerhunter, King Khan &
His Shrins, Tall Firs
Sunday, August 3, 2:00 PM, McCarren Park Pool
   
Oliver Mtukudzi & Black Spirits, Habib
Koité & Bamada, Daby Touré, Yossi
Afrikan Bass, Extra Golden
Sunday, August 3, 2:00 PM, Prospect Park Bandshell
   
Jamie Lidell, Little Jackie, Jose
James, Janelle Monae
Sunday, August 3, 3:00 PM, Central Park Summerstage
   
French Kicks, Headlights, Tiny
Masters of Today
Wednesday, August 6, 6:00 PM, Brooklyn Bridge Park
   
Terence Blanchard Thursday, August 7, 7:00 PM, Castle Clinton Monument
   
Tapes 'n Tapes Thursday, August 7, 10:30 PM, Sound Fix Records
   
Cass McCombs, Miles Benjamin 
Anthony Robinson
Friday, August 8, 7:00 PM, South Street Seaport
   
The Boredoms, Gang Gang Dance
Friday, August 8, 8:08 PM, Williamsburg Waterfront
   
Peelander-Z
Saturday, August 9, 4:30 PM, South Street Seaport
   
The Felice Brothers, Langhorne Slim, 
Eli 'Paperboy' Reed & The True 
Loves
Sunday, August 10, 2:00 PM, McCarren Park Pool
   
Margot & The Nuclear So and So's, 
Dirty On Purpose, Audrye Sessions
Sunday, August 10, 6:30 PM, Music Hall in Williamsburg
   
The Hood Internet
Monday, August 11, 10:00 PM, Sway
   
Conor Oberst Tuesday, August 12, 1:00 PM, Other Music
   
Theresa Anderson, Spooky Ghost,
Pamela Sue Mann
Tuesday, August 12, 7:00 PM, Living Room
   
John Cruz, Theresa Anderson, Ken
Web
Wednesday, August 13, 7:00 PM, Living Room
   
Los Lonely Boys, Los Lobos Thursday, August 14, 3:00 PM, Central Park Summerstage
   
Blonde Redhead Thursday, August 14, 7:00 PM, Hudson River Park
   
Dirty Projectors, White Williams
Friday, August 15, 7:00 PM, South Street Seaport
   
Longwave, Alberta Cross Friday, August 15, 9:30 PM, Music Hall in Williamsburg
   
Devlin & Darko Friday, August 15, 12:00 AM, Highline Ballroom
   
Itsnotyouitsme, Mark Dancigers,
Timberbrit, Alex Sopp, Matt Marks  
and the Li'l Death Band
Saturday, August 16, 2:00 PM, East River Park Amphitheater
   
Battles, Black Dice, Gang Gang Dance Saturday, August 16, 3:00 PM, Central Park Summerstage
   
Oh No! Oh My! Saturday, August 16, 8:00 PM, Sound Fix Records
   
Aesop Rock, Chin Chin, Panther Sunday, August 17, 2:00 PM, McCarren Park Pool
   
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, 
Menahan Street Band, Naomi Shelton 
& The Gospel Queens
Sunday, August 17, 3:00 PM, Central Park Summerstage
   
Chin Chin Sunday, August 17, 7:00 PM, Union Pool
   
Oxford Collapse Sunday, August 17, 8:00 PM, Sound Fix Records
   
Ra Ra Riot Tuesday, August 19, 7:00 PM, Union Square Megastore
   
Extra Golden, Mahmoud Ahmed &
Alemayehu w/ The Either/Orchestra,
Gétatchèw Mèkurya w/ The Ex
Wednesday, August 20, 6:00 PM, Lincoln Center 
   
Earl Greyhound, Smokewagon,
Changing Holes
Wednesday, August 20, 8:00 PM, Southpaw
   
Huey Lewis & The News, Paul Thorn Thursday, August 21, 7:30 PM, Coney Island
   
Grand Archives, Violens
Friday, August 22, 7:00 PM, South Street Seaport
   
Professor Murder, Free Blood Friday, August 22, 8:30 PM, Music Hall in Williamsburg
   
Yo La Tengo, Titus Andronicus, 
Ebony Bones
Sunday, August 24, 2:00 PM, McCarren Park Pool
   
Heloise & the Savoir Faire, Project 
Jenny, Project Jan, Boy Crisis
Sunday, August 24, 6:30 PM, Music Hall in Williamsburg
   
U.S. Royalty, Band of Thieves Thursday, August 28, 10:00 PM, Hiro Ballroom
   
Oneida, Endless Boogie
Friday, August 29, 7:00 PM, South Street Seaport
   
Frankpollis, Limbs
Saturday, August 30, 10:00 PM, Cake Shop
   
Dawn Kinnard, Alan Semerdjin, The
Low Anthem
Tuesday, September 2, 7:00 PM, Living Room
   
The Jones Street Boys, Michael
Daves

Friday, September 5, 8:00 PM, Housing Works Used Book Café
   
Randi Russo, Emily Hope Price,
Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers,
Somer, Deborah
Friday, September 5, 8:00 PM, Sidewalk Café
   
Oneida, Cassie, Katy, & Ali, Ex
Models, Golden Triangle

Saturday, September 6, 2:00 PM, Monster Island
   
Apes & Androids, Djs Bumblebeez
Saturday, September 6, 4:00 PM, Mini Rooftop
   
Boris, Ronson, Devin the Dude,
Awesome Color, Hypnotic Brass
Ensemble, Flying Lotus, Vivian Girls
High Places, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Ólöf
Arnalds

Sunday, September 7, 1:00 PM, South Street Seaport
   
Aa, Crystal Stilts, Bunnybrains, Hex
Message, Woods, Dan Friel

Sunday, September 7, 1:00 PM, @Seaport
   
Jim Campilongo, Cory Chisel, Sam
Bisbee, David Garza, Chris Lind

Monday, September 8, 7:00 PM, Living Room
   
Rahim
Tuesday, September 9, 8:00 PM, 6th Ave. Urban Outfitters
   
Juliana Hatfield
Thursday, September 11, 7:00 PM, Union Square Virgin Megastore
   
Yeasayer, No Age
Saturday, September 13, 8:00 PM, Mini Rooftop
   
Semi Precious Weapons, El Jezel,
Plushgun, The Bridges, Lightyears
Sunday, September 14, 12:00 PM, Union Square
   
Apollo Sunshine
Sunday, September 14, 6:00 PM, Sound Fix Records
   
Gospel Train, Eli "Paperboy" Reed
Sunday, September 14, 9:00 PM, Union Hall
   
Jim Campilongo, Cory Chisel, Sam
Bisbee, David Garza

Monday, September 15, 8:00 PM, Living Room
   
Sub Rosa, The Grey Race
Monday, September 15, 8:00 PM, Arlene's Grocery
   
Laura Marling, Johnny Flynn
Tuesday, September 16, 7:00 PM, Union Square Virgin Megastore
   
Matt & Kim, The Cool Kids,
Flossastradamus

Tuesday, September 16, 8:00 PM, (le) Poisson Rouge
   
Jonathan Lethem, The Silos
Thursday, September 18, 7:00 PM, Housing Works Used Book Café
   
Bloc Party, Amazing Baby
Thursday, September 18, 8:00 PM, Roseland Ballroom
   
Lilys, Matt Pond PA, Robbers on High
Street

Thursday, September 18, 8:00 PM, Bell House
   
Noah and the Whale, Brian Birdwell,
The Havens, Amalie Bruun

Thursday, September 18, 8:00 PM, Sidewalk Café
   
Noah and the Whale
Friday, September 19, 12:30 PM, Union Square Virgin Megastore
   
Amanda Palmer (of Dresden Dolls)
Friday, September 19, 8:00 PM, Sound Fix Records
   
Hunter Cross & The Strays
Saturday, September 20, 8:00 PM, Bar Matchless
   
Jim Campilongo, Rene Lopez, Sam
Bisbee, David Garza, Sonya Kitchell

Monday, September 22, 7:00 PM, Living Room
   
Gemma Hayes Tuesday, September 23, 7:00 PM, Union Square Virgin Megastore
   
Bell
Friday, September 26, 8:00 PM, Sound Fix Records
   
Q-Tip
Monday, September 29, 8:00 PM, Knitting Factory
   

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