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The Feelies and Beach Fossil at Central Park Summerstage

DSC09473It might not be as close by as Celebrate Brooklyn, but not to be forgotten in the summer music landscape is Summerstage, now in its 31st year of (mostly) free gigs in all five boroughs. As in year's past, most of the big shows are at Central Park's Rumsey Playfield, which was where I was on Monday night for a double indie bill of local lo-fi heroes Beach Fossils and 70s garage legends The Feelies, drawing a fun crowd of 20 and 50-somethings to the rain-soaked astroturf, with not much in between. The Feelies, now in their 40th year, were no less impressive than when I last saw them here in Brooklyn in 2011, with Glenn Mercer putting out some vicious guitar licks while singing in a Lou Reed-like drone. 

Future Summerstage events across all five boroughs can be found here. More pics on the photo page