Summer is really coming together, folks. Especially since two of the season’s highlights, for music lurvers, just announced their lineups.
Vans House Parties Summer Series
May 19 to July 6 at 25 Franklin St. in Greenpoint; free with www.houseofvans.com
This series has brought bands like the Melvins and Dinosaur, Jr. to a massive industrial space equipped with a skate ramp and state-of-the-art stage. This time around, acts will include ’90s NYC post-hardcore band Quicksand; local rockers Dive; Atlanta hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd; Helmet/Don Caballero offspring Battles; jazzy hip-hop reimaginers BadBadNotGood; and festival favorites Neon Indian. There will also be a ton of art from local artists, including a massive collage of punk flyers collected by Scott Ewalt, the DJ and artist who is Kenny Scharf’s collaborator in the Cosmic Cavern.
May 19: Jon Hopkins, The Black Madonna, The Field – RSVP Open 5/10
June 9: DIIV, BadBadNotGood, Sunflower Bean, The Paranoyds – RSVP Open 5/25
June 16: Rae Sremmurd, Denzel Curry, Kamaiyah – RSVP Open 5/25
June 23: Sleep, Battles – RSVP Open 6/13
June 29: Neon Indian, Factory Floor, Kim Ann Foxman – RSVP Open 6/13
July 6: Quicksand, Converge – RSVP Open 6/28
Full Moon Festival
Aug. 21 to 22 on Governors Island; tickets $50-$275.
Aside from the fact that you’ll need to catch a ferry to Governors Island, this fest inspired by the infamous beach raves that occur during full moons in Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand, is one of the chiller fests of the summer. The six-year-old affair takes a “boutique approach” by limiting the event to 10,000 guests, which keeps it from becoming a madhouse along the lines of, say, Governors Ball. Santigold will be the big draw this year and other acts include electronica outfits SBTRKT and Escort, Zoe Kravitz and James Levy’s Lolawolf; some hip-hop from Pusha T; some straight-up rock from Allah-Las; dance-friendly R&B from Marcus Marr, and more.