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Passion Pit – Hudson River Park Pier 26 – September 6, 2013

September 9th, 2013


Photos courtesy of JC McIlwaine | jcmcilwaine.com

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Empire of the Sun – Hudson River Park Pier 26 – September 5, 2013

September 6th, 2013


Photos courtesy of Joe Papeo | www.irocktheshot.com

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Grow a Pair: Win Free Tickets to See Passion Pit on 9/7

September 3rd, 2013

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This weekend Passion Pit close the season at Hudson River Park Pier 26 with shows on Friday and Saturday, each with Best Coast. Some tickets remain for the first show, but the second is sold out. Although it just so happens The House List has two extra Saturday night tickets, and they could be yours. Want ’em? Try to Grow a Pair. Just fill out the form below, making sure to include your full name, e-mail address, which show you’re trying to win tickets to (Passion Pit, 9/7) and a brief message explaining your predictions for this season’s AFC, NFC and Super Bowl winners. Eddie Bruiser, who’s compiling a spreadsheet, will notify the winner by Friday. Good luck.

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OneRepublic Are More Than Just Their Hits

August 12th, 2013

One Republic – Hudson River Park Pier 26 – August 10, 2013


On a remarkably beautiful Saturday night, OneRepublic packed the length of Pier 26 in Hudson River Park for their hour-and-a-half set of pop-rock radio hits. If, for some reason, you had forgotten how many hits they’ve had in the past six years, the world-touring Colorado band wasn’t afraid to remind you early in their set. With a giant white sheet blocking the stage that caught backlit silhouettes of the band, they opened with “Light It Up,” a heavier track from their new album, Native.

The sheet dropped and the band dove right into a few of their biggest songs, including the once inescapable “Secrets” and the Maroon 5-ish “Stop and Stare.” Frontman Ryan Tedder’s voice was often the highlight, but so was his energy, which was equally on display as he bounced around the stage, often climbing the seven-foot pyramids his drummer and keyboard player were moored to (he even slipped off one at one point, but in a Lead Singer 101 sort of move, he flipped on his back and made it look like his plan all along). OneRepublic also showed that they’re more than just their hits, which is always welcome to see with a band so large. They slowed down things with numbers like “Come Home” (about a friend away at war) and “Preacher” (about Tedder’s grandfather), and even covered a few songs—including Ray Charles’s “I Got a Woman” right into Kanye West’s take on it, “Gold Digger.”

And as if the picturesque setting weren’t enough, the whole set was backed by a brilliant light display and massive diamond-shaped video screens that showed everything from clips of the children’s choir that sang on “All the Right Moves” to the flying bicycle scene from E.T. before they played “Apologize.” This didn’t stop Tedder from sharing a few different times just how wowed he was by his surroundings. “We have almost literally played everywhere you could play, but this is the craziest venue there is,” he said with a laugh. “I’ve been uploading pictures of this view all night.” You and a few thousand others. —Sean O’Kane

Photos courtesy of Sean O’Kane | seanokanephoto.com

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The Gaslight Anthem – Hudson River Park Pier 26 – July 26, 2013

July 29th, 2013


Photos courtesy of Joe Papeo | www.irocktheshot.com

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Two Great Weekend Shows with the Gaslight Anthem on the Water

July 25th, 2013

Jersey anthem rockers the Gaslight Anthem first broke through with The ’59 Sound, in 2008, winning over fans and critics alike. It’s not often a band gets compared to Bruce Springsteen, the Bouncing Souls and Wilson Pickett—and even Pitchfork liked the LP! But the praise was just and the album took the band across the world, where they shared the stage with Jersey Shore hero Springsteen at Glastonbury. But despite finding early success, the Gaslight Anthem (above, doing “45” on Late Show with David Letterman and, below, covering Pearl Jam’s “State of Love and Trust” for Sirius) haven’t relied on the same old thing, instead, changing their sound from album to album. They followed the punk- influenced The ’59 Sound with the roots-y American Slang. And last year they put out Handwritten (stream it below), striking a delicate balance between the two. But regardless of the material, the band remains known for high-energy shows with stage presence to spare. And they’ve got two great shows this weekend at picturesque Hudson River Park Pier 26, tomorrow with the Bouncing Souls and again on Sunday with the Hold Steady.

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A Sunny Homecoming for Fun.

July 24th, 2013

Fun./Tegan and Sara – Hudson River Park Pier 26 – July 23, 2013


After winning a pair of Grammys earlier this year for Best New Artist and Song of the Year, fun. returned to their hometown, selling out two shows on Pier 26 at Hudson River Park. Although there were threats of thunderstorms last night, the band would have been fully prepared after their Grammy performance. In fact, the Quin sisters (aka Tegan and Sara) remarked how the crowd had danced through the rain the night before. But instead, the sun shone, set against the Hudson River as Nate Ruess, Jack Antonoff and Andrew Dost took the stage in tuxes as they sweetly lulled onlookers with “Some Nights (Intro),”  then quickly stripped off their fancy duds for “One Foot” as a horn blared.

Getting down to business, Ruess ordered, “Clap your fucking hands. Let’s make the most of this weather.” The trio weaved seamlessly between their debut album, Aim and Ignite, and the chart-topping Some Nights. Keyboardist Emily Moore provided a sweet, childlike refrain on “At Least I’m Not as Sad (As I Used to Be)” as balloons slowly bounced across the audience. The first few chords of Gary Glitter’s “Rock and Roll Part 2” incited the crowd to join in before the band played through to “Barlights.” Saving the bests for last, “Carry On” had its anthemic chorus ringing all the way to New Jersey. Antonoff, a Garden State native, had cheers from his fellow Jerseyans on “The Gambler,” which Ruess had dedicated to the Antonoffs, who served as his family when he moved to New York City.

Of course (as if it needed mentioning), “We Are Young” was the fan favorite of the night, however, for me, the live rendition without Janelle Monáe’s lovely vocals was lacking that extra pop from the recorded version. After closing the set with “Some Nights,” the band returned to encore with a “new one” or rather a new cover of the native son, Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run.” And as if that weren’t enough, Ruess offered a heartfelt thank you to New York, New Jersey and Brooklyn during the final song, “Stars.” Some Nights was written in all three, and the next album will be as well. These places have been good to them, and fun. certainly reciprocated on this homecoming. —Sharlene Chiu

Photos courtesy of Joe Papeo | www.irocktheshot.com

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The Specials – Hudson River Park Pier 26, July 17, 2013

July 18th, 2013


Photos courtesy of Greg Pallante | gregpallante.com

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The Specials Kick Off Eight Great Shows at Hudson River Park Pier 26

July 17th, 2013

By next summer Hudson River Park Pier 26, at North Moore Street in Tribeca, will be the home to an array of worthwhile things, like a restaurant, a boathouse and a dog run, but this summer Pier 26 hosts eight great outdoor shows, beginning tonight with the Specials (above, playing “Gangsters” at Glastonbury) and Little Hurricane. Fun. and Tegan and Sara follow next week with a pair of sold-out shows on Monday and Tuesday, and the Gaslight Anthem make two appearances, too—on 7/26 with the Bouncing Souls and 7/28 with the Hold Steady. OneRepublic, Mayer Hawthorne and Churchill take the stage on 8/10, and Passion Pit play on 9/6 and 9/7 (on sale Friday at noon). But it’s not only about the music. There will also be wine, exclusively from City Winery, and beer and food available on-site. Fight hot nights with cool music. Get outside!

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Mayer Hawthorne – The Bowery Ballroom – July 15, 2013

July 16th, 2013


Photos courtesy of Jeremy Ross | jeremypross.com

(See Mayer Hawthorne, with OneRepublic, play Hudson River Park Pier 26 on 8/10.)

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Grow a Pair: Win Free Tickets to See fun. on 7/23

July 16th, 2013

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Next week, the incredibly popular local trio fun. play two very sold-out shows at Hudson River Park Pier 26, on Monday and Tuesday, and The House List is giving away two tickets to the second show. Don’t have tickets but still want to go? Then try to Grow a Pair. It’s easy. Just fill out the form below, making sure to include your full name, e-mail address, which show you’re trying to win tickets to (fun., 7/23) and a brief message explaining why you’re excited this new venue. Eddie Bruiser, who’s pretty excited himself, will notify the winner by next Monday. Good luck.

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Hot Town Summer in the City

February 7th, 2013

(Photo: Lindsey Byrnes)

One of the joys of summer in New York City is seeing an outdoor concert. Last summer, The Bowery Presents produced more than 20 NYC–area outdoor shows in Central Park, Prospect Park, Pier A in Hoboken, N.J., and Hudson River Park’s Pier 63. And this coming summer, we’re again teaming up with Hudson River Park at the brand new—and very accessible—Pier 26 in Tribeca for at least eight outdoor shows, with food and concessions available on-site. “This is the best of both worlds, great music and a great outdoor setting,” says Madelyn Wils, President and CEO of Hudson River Park. “We are excited to build on this successful partnership with The Bowery Presents and give New Yorkers even more opportunities to enjoy Hudson River Park.” We’ve already announced two dates with fun. and Tegan and Sara on 7/22 and 7/23. But be sure to be on the lookout for more great announcements. And, once again, New York City concertgoers will be able to fight hot nights with cool music.