If you're looking for something to do in NYC this week, you will not be disappointed! The New Deal is playing a FREE show on the Hudson River, Particle is playing two nights at the Knitting Factory, and there is an awesome triple bill at Central Park's Summer Stage: The Disco Biscuits, Soulive & John Scofield!!!

THE NEW DEAL & RAHZEL (of The Roots)
Thursday August 15th
Pier 54 (14th Street & West Side Highway)

The New Deal will be playing a FREE Concert on Pier 54 (13th street & the West Side Highway). They will hit the stage at 8:30pm with one long set of live progressive breakbeat house. Back in June, they sold out two nights at the Bowery Ballroom so I'm sure a lot of people will appreciate that their return to NYC is FREE and ALL AGES!!! Also appearing will be Rahzel, of the Roots, a human beat box machine. This guy can do more with his mouth and a microphone than many bands can do with full improvisation!

Thursday & Friday August 15th & 16th
The Knitting Factory (74 Leonard Street, NYC, 212.219.3006)
$8 advance, $10 day of show * ALL AGES

Particle has been blowing the roof off of venues all over the country with their space age porn funk. Lying somewhere between The New Deal, P-Funk and Sun Ra, these musical tripsters have gained so much notoriety in a little less than a year of playing together that this Los Angeles based band is already commanding 2 NIGHTS in New York City. It's a perfect show to hit after the New Deal on the Pier, and with the New Deal's show being free, it's like getting two shows for the price of one! San Francisco's brightest jam band, Tea Leaf Green, opens on Thursday, August 15th only. Don’t miss these guys on their first ever trip to New York!!

Friday August 16th
Central Park Summerstage, Rumsey Playfield, Central Park
At 72nd Street & the Center of the Park
$25 * ALL AGES


The Disco Biscuits ' electronica fueled jams created a new sub genre of the jam scene, one the band branded "Trancefusion" Drawing on jamrock song structures and cut up with drum n bass jams, the band has been tearing a new musical path for spinning hippies and far searching club kids for the past few years. Look for bassist Marc Brownstein's mom "Mighty Marge" on the side of the stage as her Brooklyn bred son "comes home" to Central Park NYC.

Organ Trio Soulive almost redefined what jazz meant to jam band fans, and what jam music means to jazz fans. Take their unrelentingly funky jams and a rhythm section that's been playing together since they were toddlers, and add guitar wizard Eric Krasno, and you've got the formula to keep your ass shaking.

Jazz pioneer John Scofield will open this incredible night of music. NOT TO BE MISSED! Then head on down to the Knitting Factory where Particle will be playing their 2nd of 2 nights, and, we hear, sit ins are very likely...

Estelle Goulas
JamBase | New York City
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[Published on: 8/14/02]

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