Live: The Rock Yard Persists In Bushwick

Karen Plemons
Rock Yard: The Growlers, Japanther, The Death Set, Cerebral Ballzy, The So So Glos, CSC Funk Band
The Morgan
Sunday, August 7

Better than: The all-ages punk shows you went to in middle school.

Standing in the dirt parking lot of The Morgan in Bushwick for yesterday's JellyNYC Rock Yard event, it was to forget all the nonsense that had brought the bands and spectators there. Here's a tattered toddler mattress being thrown around like a beach ball; there are some Jell-O shots available for free, more or less; all around are bands playing at ear-damaging volumes. Sundays in the summer have always been thus, right?

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Bun B Is Not Playing Saturday Afternoon's Rock Yard Show; Big K.R.I.T. And Curren$y Will Pick Up The Slack

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Per the folks at Jelly comes confirmation that deified Houston rapper Bun B (whose new Trill O.G. rates either five mics or a 5.0, depending) is not performing tomorrow afternoon at the Rock Yard, but the show will nonetheless go on:

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More Free Outdoor Shows: Jelly NYC Is Also Throwing Six Saturday Line-Ups in Williamsburg

"Below is a video we made to celebrate and get pumped up!" says Jelly NYC. Ok.

Hey, internet people who think confronting nature in Williamsburg means getting drunk outside. Another series of free outdoor shows were just announced five minutes before they're about to start. The organizers are Jelly NYC, the famous people behind the Pool Parties at the Williamsburg Waterfront, and these Saturday-afternoon shows will take place at a new venue called the Rock Yard. The first one is this weekend, but since you'll be at Siren's 10th anniversary Festival, let's just pretend that the first one is July 31 with Priestbird. Other notable names are Bun B (!), Frankie and the Outs, Motel Motel, and ZAZA. There is also "A VERY SPECIAL GUEST" on September 11, curated by Bikes in the Kitchen. Obvious guesses: Japanther, Spank Rock, pr Matt & Kim, which could actually be feasible since their fall tour doesn't start until September 15, but you didn't hear it from us. Full schedule and flyer after the jump.

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