Date: Sunday, July 10, 2011 - 3:00 pm
Duration: 2 Hours
SUNDAY, JULY 10
Beach Party featuring
Free | 3 p.m. (Doors at 11:30 a.m.)
Beekman Beer Garden
Northside Pier 17
Beekman St. at South St.
Cheeseburger, the Brooklyn-based party-popping band brings its own brand of fist-pumping, raw rock'n'roll to beer-guzzling, awesomely-psyched audiences across the country. Best friends and artistic collaborators since their college days at RISD, singer Joe Bradley, guitarists Christy Karacas and Eric Dufresne, and drummer Luke Crotty write songs inspired by good times with their friends and foils in New York City.
Cheeseburger's self-titled debut earned worldwide acclaim, as critics were awestruck by the frenzied and gritty garage punk sound garnering the band's comparisons to the likes of the Stooges and the Dickies. Since then, they've written and recorded the theme song to Adult Swim's hit animated show, "Superjail!" and licensed songs to the Grand Theft Auto IV video game and the Will Ferrell movie, "Step Brothers."
The band's 11-song sophomore album, Another Big Night Down the Drain (Williams Street Records, 2011), dropped in May, and features the original band members plus Jayson Green (vocals) and Christian Gordy (Bass). The result is a bigger sound that carries the same riff heavy garage punk vibe that fans have come to expect.
New York City's once ubiquitous free Sunday afternoon indie rock shows on the waterfront are heading to the lower Manhattan side of the East River this summer via a new six-week music series dubbed Beach Party, slated for July 10 through August 14 at Beekman Beer Garden.
The array of acclaimed bands scheduled to perform include
July 10 Cheeseburger
July 17 Xray Eyeballs w/ Frankie and the Outs, and The Babies
July 24 Swirlies w/ Psychedelic Horseshit
July 31 The Raveonettes w/ Eternal Summers
August 7 Mission of Burma
August 14 tba
With the iconic Brooklyn Bridge and East River as their backdrop, the respective bands will take the stage on the Beekman Beer Garden's 200-ton sandy beach at 3 p.m. Sunday afternoons.
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