In their own words they are home to “Live With Animals, Secret Project Robot Art Space, Kayrock Screenprinting, Todd P. Practice Spaces, Mollusk Surf Shop, Oneida and a multitude of studios and rehearsal spaces.” For the past seven years, the venue has hosted a summer block party. This Saturday, they will put on their final installment, a farewell of sorts to a long reign of outdoor music and arts, allowing them to go out in style.
The event, which is free thanks in part to a successful Kickstarter campaign, will host a dozen bands plus two art installations, open studios, barbecue and DJs all day. In addition to the concert on the street, there will be music inside the practice spaces and a video installation.
Golden Triangle, a local act with a peppy garage-rock sound, is slated to play outdoors, as are Oneida, a more more psychedelic-sounding band who played at the party last year. There will also be sets from Cult of Youth, who describe themselves as “post-industrial folk,” Knyfe Hyts, who have more of a trippy-but-still-kind-of-metal sound, and the multi-drum act Man Forever, the side project of Oneida member Kid Millions, who you can check out playing a show at Monster Island last year in this video below:
The Monster Island Block Party is this Saturday, September 10, at 128 River Street near North 3rd Street. The festivities start at 1 p.m. and will be going on all afternoon.