More: pith.org | jessechannorris.comEast River Music Project Featuring Ted Leo/RX
24 July 2004
Look hard enough in New York City and you can still find free concerts that aren't sponsored by Clear Channel that aren't held in the shadow the latest luxury high rise. The East River Music Project organizes free concerts at the East River Amphitheater, under the shadow of the Williamsburg Bridge, about as far from a subway as you can get in Manhattan, and I am forever grateful that they do what they do. I missed their earlier Cat Power show, but I did manage to catch this one with Ted Leo/RX and though the only time I'd ever heard them before was years ago (two? three?) at the Siren Festival out on Coney Island, it was the perfect distraction from an otherwise overcast New York City weekend. Live music continues to rock. Live music performed in front of a backdrop of Brooklyn and the East River is that much better. This is why I live in New York.
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