4Knots Music Festival expands its lineup

The free-of-charge seaside shindig adds the Babies, White Lung, Reigning Sound and other acts to its roster.



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The Babies

The Babies Photograph: Courtesy Force Field PR

We were already pumped to check out the upcoming 4Knots Music Festival (South Street Seaport; villagevoice.com/4knots; June 29 1–8pm; free) once it was announced last week that prolific Philly guitar noodler Kurt Vile and a trio of hard-rocking local standouts (The Men, Parquet Courts, Marnie Stern) would hit its two outdoor stages. And now we’re even more excited: This afternoon, word spread that catchy, continually impressive Brooklyn indie-rock crew the Babies, rising Vancouver punks White Lung and soulful garage-rockers Reigning Sound will also join in on the fun-in-the-sun action. Can’t wait! 

Watch the new music video for the Babies’ “Mess Me Around” below.

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Wanted--a little more imagination and diversity. The Babies are great (it's perfect that they have a song called "Baby"), Kurt Vile is great--all the bands are great. Problem is, the entire band list (except for Fat Tony) sounds like a CBGB nostalgia tour. New York has so much more. For example, why isn't 4Knots having any folky or acoustic bands? Just off the top of my head I can think of David Wax Museum, Hoots & Hellmouth, HogMaw, WhiskeyHickon Boys. You can't please everyone, but how about pleasing more than just the indie rock fans?