Arty local indie faves Yeasayer explored a hodgepodge of bizarro sounds on their last three albums ranging from pastoral freak folk to darkly psychedelic electronica. The kaleidoscopic latest, Amen & Goodbye, amalgamates elements from each of those disparate periods into a cohesive statement on the band's career thus far. For this Celebrate Brooklyn! gig, the band teams with Minneapolis outfit Poliça—a group that offers a languorous convergence of cobwebby electronics, heavy percussion and molten vocals—and shoegazers–cum–post-hardcore-heads Cymbals Eat Guitar.
Every summer, Prospect Park’s scenic Bandshell—a massive outdoors amphitheater—hosts BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!’s diverse series of (mostly) free concerts. You can consider it Prospect Park’s answer to SummerStage (though the Brooklyn-only series started six years earlier). This year, you’ll find everything from kaleidoscopic psych-folk to the best indie-rock bands. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite shows happening this season to get you started on your summer concert going.
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