Siren Fest promises top bands, too many hot dogs

13 07 2009

By Jill Menze (@jillmenze)


Ah, Siren Music Festival, how we’ve missed you. Yes, folks, it’s that wonderful time of year again when the masses descend upon Coney Island in Brooklyn, NY for a day of free music, hot sun and endless consumption of giant Coors Lights and Nathan’s hot dogs. This Saturday the Village Voice-sponsored fun kicks off again with the likes of the Raveonettes, A Place to Bury Strangers, Monotonix, Grand Duchy, Frightened Rabbit and headliners Built to Spill and Spank Rock, among many others.

As with every music festival, the two-stage setup causes some overlap and conflict when considering this year’s schedule: Should you choose the face-melting power of APTBS over Frank Black’s Grand Duchy? Is shaking your drunk, overheated ass to the sick beats of Spankrock worth missing indie rock heroes Built to Spill? We’ll be mulling these options as well as chatting with a number of these bands, so stay posted for updates over the weekend. Meanwhile, enjoy the vids of Broken Social Scene and Islands from last year’s installment. See y’all Saturday!

video preview after the jump…

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14 07 2009
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