Williamsburg Waterfront Concerts make me weep tears of joy

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A few tears were shed when word came that 2009 would not see any shows at that big hunk o' crumbling bricks known as McCarren Pool. I wondered to myself, “where will I bake in the summer sun, and see my favorite bands for free this summer?”

Then comes news about a series of shows that will take place on the Williamsburg Waterfront, and suddenly, the idea of seeing shows as the sun sets over the East River seems a whole lot better than a cruddy old pool.

Summer, 2009 Williamsburg Waterfront shows

Sunday, July 12 — Mission of Burma, Fucked Up, Ponytail, Jemina Pearl of Be your Own Pet*
Sunday, July 19 — Dirty Projectors, Magnolia Electric Co., White Denim*
Sunday, July 26 — And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, The Black Lips, Health, Grupo Fantasmo*
Sunday, Aug 02 — Round Robin show w/ Deerhunter, No Age and Dan Deacon*
Sunday, Aug 09 — Simian Mobile Disco (DJ set), Fiery Furnaces, Dark Meat, The Netherlands*
Sunday, Aug 16 — Del tha Funky Homosapien, Gravytrain!!!, DD/MM/YYYY, Kenan Bell*
Sunday, Aug 23 — Girl Talk, Max Tundra, Wiz Khalifa*
Sunday, Aug 30 — Beach House & Grizzly Bear*

* A free Pool Party: For eight consecutive Sundays in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (July 12th – August 30th), party-goers will be regaled with on-site dodgeball, three-on-three basketball, and, oh yeah, live performances on the main stage.