Death Cab for Cutie and Sonic Youth will headline a nostalgic lineup of paid outdoor concerts on the Williamsburg waterfront this summer — taking you back to those carefree days of 2008.
The series’ former promoter JellyNYC is gone, but the concert’s organizer, the Open Space Alliance, has scheduled 15 shows this summer at the East River State Park.
Five of the shows are free — including a family-friendly set from They Might Be Giants with comic Eugene Mirman on July 29; and Coheed & Cambria, Adrian Belew Power Trio, and Tigers Jaw on June 11.
On Aug. 8, Frightened Rabbit will join Death Cab and four days later, Wild Flag will open for Sonic Youth, which last played a Pool Party three years ago when the venue was held at an actual pool.
In addition, Kid Cudi and Chip the Rapper will bring their non-threatening brand of backpack hip-hop to Kent Avenue on July 6.
The series itself has undergone several changes.
Organizers reduced waterfront capacity to 6,500 and no shows were booked on Saturdays or Sundays in July and August, in response to nearby residents who complained about excessive noise and unruly crowds on summer weekends.
The Open Space Alliance expects to release the full line-up of concerts in the coming weeks.