Saturday, May 30, 2009

Bklyn Yard's Sunday Best is back!

Located on the banks of the bucolic Gowanus Canal (just kidding), Bklyn Yard (formerly known as the Yard) is one of the borough's more versatile summer venues, playing host to everything from free movies to a Todd P.-promoted Dan Deacon show. With the season now in full swing, be sure to check out their signature Sunday Best series, where world-class DJs play for a nominal fee ($8... not bad when Studio B is charging $20 for the privilege of seeing erstwhile Brooklyn rave impresario Frankie Bones every Friday) from 3 to 9 PM. Last year's roster included seminal disco prodigy/Coney Island native Nicky Siano (The Gallery, Studio 54), house-era legend Kevin Saunderson, and hip-hop founding father Afrika Bambaattaa. This year's acts are no less impressive, with contemporary master Theo Parrish, Detroit techno wunderkind Kyle Hall (who, at all of 17, will be making his New York debut), and DJ Harvey all hitting the wheels of steel over the next three months. All events are rain or shine, with Bell House as a contingency in case of incliment weather. The Yard is located at 400 Carroll Street, in walking distance of the Carroll Street F/G station and Bell House.

Full Schedule (courtesy of Bklyn Yard):

May 24 /////////// QUENTIN HARRIS, the master of soulful house
May 31 /////////// MR. SCRUFF, a UK-based illustrator, tea vendor and eclectic DJ
June 7 //////////// LUKE SOLOMON, Rekids and Cajual producer
June 14 ////////// JUS-ED, Bridgeport, Connecticut's finest
June 21 ////////// RUB N TUG, crazy but true
June 28 ////////// JUSTIN MARTIN, the dirtiest Dirtybird of them all
July 5 ///////////// LOSOUL, maker of European dance music with big nods to soul and jazz
July 12 /////////// KYLE HALL, the 17-year-old, Detroit-based producer who's never played New York
July 19 /////////// I:CUBE, a forefather of French house and one half of Chateau Flight
July 26 /////////// OMAR S blows our minds every time
August 2 //////// MAURICE FULTON, the funkiest DJ we've ever heard
August 9 //////// MOTOR CITY DRUM ENSEMBLE, a young German paying homage to Detroit
August 16 ////// TIM SWEENEY, the ever-eclectic Beats In Space man
August 23 ////// THEO PARRISH, a true master playing a long set
August 30 ////// JUSTUS KOHNCKE, a Kompakt artist playing a live set
September 6 // DJ HARVEY, closing it out crazily and properly

* resident DJs JUSTIN CARTER, EAMON HARKIN and DOUG SINGER play every week

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