See subway buskers perform on New York City rooftops

Help the creator of Subway Sets throw monthly alfresco concerts featuring underground local musicians.

Subway Sets

Subway Sets

As any New Yorker knows, taking the subway can be a hell of a ride—sometimes ghastly, sometimes sweltering. But every now and again, there is the sweet redemption of a kind stranger offering up his or her seat—or of catching a supremely awesome busker. Subway Sets aims to harness the talent of such musicians; it's a concert series designed to bring local bands and artists from underground to rooftops every month.

The crowd-funded project is looking to reach a stretch goal of $5,000 via Kickstarter by Wednesday, July 31. "Some of NYC's best undiscovered musicians play belowground," says founder Dan Pierson. "We're turning moments on a subway platform into full sets in the sky."

The shows' lineups will feature performers crowdsourced via Instagram and Twitter; on the bill for Subway Sets' inaugural concert on Saturday, August 10 (7–11pm, rooftop location TBA) are Robert Leslie, Catey Shaw and Mountain Animation. Check out a video of Shaw's earworm-worthy "Family," as well as a clip with more info on the project.

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