It's been the best and worst and best of times for NYC's outdoor music scene. On Friday Sunday Best announced it'd been booted from its Gowanus home, again, but that organizers had found a solid, secure replacement. And today, P.S. 1 announced the lineup for its Warm Up dance series.
Last Week Sunday Best organizers and resident DJs Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter likely put an end to weeks of emails chronicling the drama that beset the dance party's home at 400 Carrol Street along the Hipster Riviera after the venue (fka BKLYN Yard, which was fka The Yard) shut down following a happy clusterfuck of an opening Memorial Day weekend.
To recap the boys' headspinning updates:
June 4th: 'The Sun Sets on BKLYN Yard...We're sad to say that we've just received news that BKLYN Yard has ceased operations...Every loss presents an opportunity.'
June 11: 'Back Home...We are beyond happy to announce that we are taking a stab at bringing Sunday Best back to the very tree-specked, canal-side lot at 400 Carroll Street where we started this season and spent the past two years.'
June 17th: 'Keep On...We are beyond happy to announce that we are taking a stab at bringing Sunday Best back to the very tree-specked, canal-side lot at 400 Carroll Street where we started this season and spent the past two years...We're still running without a permit for alcohol for now, but we're hopeful that it'll all be sorted out soon...Alllllllllllright! We'll see you in the sunshine.'
June 25th: 'When BKLYN Yard suddenly announced that it was closing its doors, we tried our best to save our home on the canal for the 2010 season. In the end, even though our liquor permitting process was near completion and all the other necessary logistics were sorted, we were prevented from continuing to operate in the space, and we've been made powerless in our attempts to stay there.'
So that's that. Although Sunday Best won't return to its original home, at least it's no longer a nomad. Yesterday the shindig relocated permanently (fingers crossed) to Brooklyn Fireproof (119 Ingrahm Street, Bushwick), leaving Harkin and Carter free to craft their sets and lug their records without the added burden of keeping their anxious fans digitally abreast of their whereabouts.
Warm Up is likely to enjoy a more stable existence this summer in the P.S. 1 Courtyard in Long Island City. That dance fest kicks off this Saturday and (finally!) just announced its schedule this morning. Special guests include lots of locals (Animal Collective, Ratatat) lots of locals from DFA (Holy Ghost!, James Murphy and Pat Mahoney's Special Disco Version) and, with luck, a lot less strife than Sunday Best.
Here's the full schedule (via Brooklyn Vegan):
2010 Warm Up Schedule
July 3rd Delorean / True Panther Sounds, Barcelona, Spain (live) Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang / Sierra Leone/Brooklyn (live) Glasser / True Panther Sounds, Los Angeles/New York (live) John Talabot / Permanent Vacation/Hivern, Barcelona, Spain (DJ set) Korallreven / Acéphale Records, Sweden (DJ set)
July 10th agnès b. presents: Klement / Contre Coeur, France (live) Acid Washed / Record Makers, France (live) Veronica Vasika / Minimal Wave, New York (DJ set)
July 17th Air France / Something In Construction/Sincerely Yours, Gothenburg, Sweden (DJ set) Ratatat / XL Recordings, New York (DJ set) ARP / Smalltown Supersound/RVNG Intl, USA (live)
July 24th MoMA PS1 Greater New York presents: JD Samson / New York (DJ set) MEN / Brooklyn (live) Kalup Linzy / Brooklyn (R&B, Soul, Disco DJ set) Kalup Linzy and the Sweet, Sampled, and LeftOva / Brooklyn (live performance set) DJ /rupture / Dutty Artz, Brooklyn (DJ set) With surprise guests!
July 31st Animal Collective / Domino (DJ set) Blondes / Merok/RVNG Intl (live) Oneohtrix Point Never / No Fun/Editions Mego, Brooklyn (live) CFCF / Acéphale Records, Montreal (DJ set) Babe Rainbow / Warp Records, Vancouver (live DJ set) Prince Rama / Paw Tracks, Brooklyn (live)
August 7th Gavin Russom / DFA Records, New York (DJ set) Alden Tyrell / Clone Records, NL (live) The Crystal Ark / DFA Records, New York (live) Special Disco Version feat. James Murphy & Pat Mahoney / DFA Records, New York (DJ set)
August 14th ?uestlove (DJ set) These Are Powers / RVNG Intl/ Dead Oceans, New York (live) Kingdom / Fools Gold/Night Slugs, Brooklyn, New York (DJ set) Treasure Fingers / Fools Gold, Brooklyn (DJ set)
August 21st Peter Zummo Ensemble / New York (live) Glissandro 70 / Constellation, Toronto, Canada (DJ set) Peter Gordon & Love of Life Orchestra / DFA Records, New York (live) Tim Sweeney / Beats In Space, New York (DJ set)
August 28th Big Freedia / New Orleans Sissy Bounce, New Orleans (live) DJ Rusty Lazer / New Orleans (DJ set) DJ Rashad / Juke Trax/Movel Trax/Ghettophiles, Chicago (DJ set) GHE20 GOTHIK DJs Venus X and Brenmar / Brooklyn, New York (DJ set)
September 4th Holy Ghost! / DFA Records, New York (live) House of House / Whatever We Want, New York (DJ set) DJ Mehdi / Ed Banger Records (DJ set) Plus Special Guests TBA