How often does this happen: You check out the lineup of the city’s free outdoor concerts — SummerStage, Prospect Park’s Celebrate Brooklyn, JellyNYC’s Pool Parties, the Seaport Music Fest, Siren — and don’t recognize half the bands’ names. So for our latest mix we asked Matt Tyson of the fantastic, and fabulously revamped music site EAR FARM (check out the new look!) to curate a mix of bands, obscure and familiar, playing all these music series. Download the free, 100 percent legal mix here, or listen now to our Endless Summer muxtape. Then find out when the bands you like are playing, below.
1. “No More Long Years” by Matt & Kim – An alternative punk/dance duo from Brooklyn known for highly energetic performances; they’ll be appearing on July 13th at McCarren Park Pool with The Breeders and The Whip.
6. “Feedback In The Field” by Plants and Animals – Lush, ’70s AM rock gets a sprawling, epic treatment from this Montreal band. See them August 4th at Central Park SummerStage with The National and Yeasayer.
7. “Golden Love” by The Skatalites – Legendary music group from Jamaica that played a major part in popularising ska. Catch them at Central Park SummerStage on July 27th with Taj Mahal and Los Pinguos.
9. “House Clouds” (Demo) by Liars – Known for genre shifts between albums and mind-blowing live performances, Liars will be appearing at McCarren Pool with Fuck Buttons and Team Robespierre on July 20th.