This Weekend: Spike Lee's Michael Jackson Block Party, After the Jump Fest, Impose and 826 NYC at the Yard

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--Spike Lee's Brooklyn Block Party for Michael Jackson's birthday, which recently was moved from Fort Greene to Prospect Park, is expected to draw 10,000 people to the grossly named Nethermead in the heart of the park tomorrow. Things are supposed to go off rain or shine, although expect that number to dip precipitously should it rain. New York trees are not safe right now.


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Bikes in the Kitchen This Weekend, After the Jump Next Weekend

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Bonkers show promoters/Shank-annihilators Bikes in the Kitchen are back after what seems to have been a solid six-month hiatus. Their 'Goodbye Summer' all-day show tomorrow is set to feature the Death Set, Team Robespierre, Ninjasonik, Best Fwends, Cerebral Ballzy, and a host of other usually BK DIY suspects. 979 Broadway Backyard, twelve bucks, ten hours, starting at noon. This show has an excellent chance of resulting in sweaty, cop-infested pandemonium. See you at the barricades!

Meanwhile, After the Jump Fest has announced another round of additions for their fest next weekend. Helado Negro (doing a DJ set), The Octagon, Shark?, Captain Ahab and the Sea Crackens, and Thing One are the latest to jump on the bill. The fest is also passing around a quite listenable mixtape by way of previewing the show:

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Full After the Jump Fest Lineup Announced

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After a fusillade of Twitter updates, the After the Jump Fest has revealed its entire three-day lineup. The fest, which will take place August 28, 29, and 30 at South Brooklyn's Littlefield, sports a killer Saturday--Das Racist, Wild Yaks, and Philly glam-pop savants Free Energy, among others--a very Brooklyn Sunday (Acrylics, Suckers, Hospitality, etc.) and, on Friday, My Teenage Stride, Dinosaur Feathers, local lap-pop duo Javelin, and assorted other local luminaries. A three-day pass will cost you $25; otherwise it's 10 bucks a day. The fest organizers promise a few more announcements shortly. In the meantime, the full details, so far:

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Acrylics Playing After the Jump Fest; More Line-Up Announcements to Come Via Twitter

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After the Jump Festival, the annual three-day local music convocation organized by local music bloggers--"the ones on the front lines, crushed into the barrier, braving bad music; earsplitting acoustics and drunken mobs, all to bring you a daily look at the New York music world"--has announced, dunh dunh da nah, Acrylics as the fest's first 2009 act. ATJF, slated for August 28, 29, and 30 at the new Gowanus spot Littlefield, is going the Twitter route as far as announcing the rest of the line-up, promising "special announcements all week" as far as who will be playing. Acrylics, featuring one personal friend of SOTC and some ace, dazed male/female soft rock vocal interplay, are a good start. Watch the After the Jump Twitter this week for the rest of the bill. [h/t Music Slut]

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