Free Akron/Family Show NYC


Seth Olinsky – Akron/Family by J. Miller
What can we say, we at JamBase are smitten with the holy modal punk warriors Akron/Family and New York City residents have a chance to fall in love this month, too. On July 24, Akron/Family will bring their ecstatic chanting, wild improvisation, hushed laptop folk and explosive live show to Castle Clinton in Battery Park in NYC. Details are as follows:

Thursday, July 24, 2008
Castle Clinton (Battery Park) New York City
Tickets: FREE (two ticket limit per person, first-come/first-serve, tickets avail as of 5 pm day of show)
Show Info: 212.835.2789,
Showtime: 7 pm

Akron/Family's upcoming Castle Clinton appearance serves as a bit of a homecoming as much of their existing recorded material derives from when they were living together in a small Brooklyn apartment starting back in 2002. That initial period in NYC, with their hermetic writing style, proved boundless as many sleepless nights turned into brilliant soundscapes, lush vocal harmonies, philosophical lyrics, and roughhewn folks songs; all of which put this indie-rock, experimental bar band on the map. Akron/Family's noted success is homegrown. Similar to how the Grateful Dead grew in popularity through their live shows, Akron/Family follows in this tradition with a particular interest in composing and releasing standout albums.

In addition to performing songs from their latest release, Love is Simple and their previous records, Akron/Family will exclusively debut at Castle Clinton several new compositions from their much-anticipated forthcoming full-length recording effort. Don't miss Akron/Family's only summer show in NYC!!!

[Published on: 7/19/08]

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MarkBC starstarstarstarstar Sat 7/19/2008 06:37AM
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Wow free show?? I'm there.

jackstraw1984 Sat 7/19/2008 09:56AM
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wook circus.

Ointment starstarstarstarstar Sat 7/19/2008 12:27PM
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might have to drive up from philly for this one

HoodooVoodoo Sat 7/19/2008 11:04PM
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What's/ /with/ /the/ /slash/ /in/ /th/e/ /band/ /name///?

Lord-K. starstarstarstarstar Sun 7/20/2008 12:38AM
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Who cares about the/ Akron is one of the most original and groundbreaking artists of our time go check them out //////////////////////////////////

ogsamurai starstarstarstarstar Mon 7/21/2008 06:14AM
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too bad, its the same night as sts9 and umphreys : (

GratefulHokie Mon 7/21/2008 06:56AM
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Free? Im/There

AZ~*Droo* Mon 7/21/2008 08:51AM
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jerryil star Mon 7/21/2008 06:11PM
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Wasted my time watching these guys once. Won't even go for free!