The city is providing tons of opportunities for free music and SuperGlued is up for the challenge of seeing as many of these freebies as possible.
That’s right, you don’t need much money to have a good time this summer.
SuperGlued has thrown down the gauntlet to two music obsessed New Yorkers to take on the challenge of seeing 50 FREE shows in 50 days. That means a free show (no entrance fee) everyday for 50 days. Some of the best shows in New York this summer are free —
Blonde Redhead, Q-Tip, Pat Benetar, and Built to Spill.
They will post their recaps on SuperGlued.com – a new site where people can share and discuss shows with the other people who were there. Through stories, photos, videos and setlists, experiences from EVERY show can now be celebrated and preserved together.
With TWENTY shows down, these SuperGlued music fans have braved wet June weather, hurt feet and overenthusiastic crowd surfers to discover heaps of new artists, intimate venues and scenic outdoor settings.
The journey began on June 25th and ends August 13th. You can track their daily adventures by following them on the 50in50forfree blog, Twitter (@50in50forfree) and on their SuperGlued pages (Nick, Katharine)
Feel free to join them…and say hello if you see them at a show.
Check after the jump for free show listing:
About Nick and Katharine
So far Nick’s stand out shows have been Terry Lynn, Janelle Monae, and F%*ked Up, all of whom were new to him. One of the more memorable moments was seeing Jay Reatard spit on the crowd and leave after a twenty minute set. So far, he’s really been into the Williamsburg Waterfront shows and the Bandshell at Prospect Park. But going to twenty shows straight does have its rough moments, as writing recaps nightly doesn’t work well when one gets a wee bit tipsy on the Forth of July.
Katherine found that even though she is usually a hater of crowdsurfing, she got all caught up by an enthusiastic fan who was all over the place at the Matt and Kim show at running around screaming “I’M GOING UP! IT’S A CONCERT!”. She also fell in love with the London at the Studio at Webster Hall gig and even got to meet them, becoming an insta-fan. The Afro-Punk Festival helped her discover Janelle Monae. Plus, she’s fallen in love with the Music On The Oval in Stuytown, where there’s been an ecelctic crowd at every show.
SuperGlued is where every show – past and present – from around the world is celebrated by the people who were there. Through stories, photos and videos, collectives experiences can now be shared, discussed and preserved. SuperGlued makes it easy to find upcoming and recent shows and meet other live music enthusiasts.
SuperGlued was founded in 2009 by new media veterans Rush Doshi and Tom Plunkett in Brooklyn and plans to spread the sticky love around the world.
For more info on SuperGlued please contact Samantha Tillman@ Daffodil Publicity- firstname.lastname@example.org
Calendar of 50 in 50 shows
Day 1: Thursday, June 25th -Femi Kuti and the Positive Force & Elevated Entity @ Prospect Park Bandshell
Day 2: Friday, June 26th -Blonde Redhead @ Prospect Park Bandshell
Day 3: Saturday, June 27th -Dr. Dog, Phosphorescent & These United States @ Prospect Park Bandshell
Day 4: Sunday, June 28th -Carina Round, Lauren Smith & Sasha Dobson @ Pete’s Candy Store
Day 5: Monday, June 29th -Mia Riddle @ Pete’s Candy Store
Day 6: Tuesday, June 30thTerry Lynn & Johan Hugo @ 38 Howard
Day 7: Wedesday, July 1st- Jay Reatard @ Music on the Oval
Day 8: Thursday, July 2nd-Obie Bermudez, Cucu Diamantes & Rebel Diaz @ Prospect Park Bandshell
Day 9: Friday, July 3rd -Here We Go Magic & Bachelorette @ South Street Seaport
Day 10: Saturday, July 4th-Conor Oberst & the Mystic Valley Band & Jenny Lewis @ Battery Park
Day 11: Sunday, July 5th- Afro-Punk Festival 2009 @ Brooklyn Academy of Music
Day 12: Monday, July 6th-Afro-Punk Festival 2009 @ Brooklyn Academy of Music
Day 13: Tuesday, July 7th- Scanner & Mountains @ World Financial Center
Day 14: Wednesday, July 8th- Forro in the Dark @ Music on the Oval
Day 15: Thursday, July 9th- Matt & Kim, Flosstradamus @ Pier 54 (Hudson River Park)
Day 16: Friday, July 10th-The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Zaza & Ribbons @ South Street Seaport
Day 17: Saturday, July 11th- They Might Be Giants @ Prospect Park Bandshell
Day 18: Sunday, July 12th-Mission of Burma, F*%ked Up & Ponytail @ Williamsburg Waterfront/
Love as Laughter @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Day 19: Monday, July 13th- Your Vegas & Casper Bangs @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Day 20: Tuesday, July 14th- Anthony Gonzalez (of M83), Janet Biggs @ World Financial Center
Day 21: Wednesday, July 15th- Kaki King @ Music on the Oval
Day 22: Thursday, July 16th- Man Man @ East River Amphitheater-
Day 23: Friday, July 17th- Superchunk & Versus @ South Street Seaport
Day 24: Saturday, July 18th- Siren Fest 2009 @ Coney Island
Day 25: Sunday, July 19th- Magnolia Electric Co. & Dirty Projectors @ Williamsburg Waterfront
Day 26: Monday, July 20th- Kamara Thomas @ Pete’s Candy Store
Day 27: Tuesday, July 21- Karsh Kale, Gamelatron & FMT @ World Financial Center Winter Garden
Day 28: Wednesday, July 22- KRS One @ Crotona Park
Day 29: Thursday, July 23rd- Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, Radio 4 & Extra Golden @ Pier 54 (Hudson River Park)
Day 30: Friday, July 24th- Black Moth Super Rainbow, Blank Dogs, Dan Friel @ South Street Seaport
Day 31: Monday, July 25th- Kailash Kher & Electro Marocco @ Prospect Park Bandshell
Day 32: Tuesday, July 26th- Ginuwine, Joe & Chico DeBarge @ Central Park SummerStage
Day 33: Wednesday, July 27th- Coming soon!
Day 34: Thursday, July 28th- King Britt @ World Financial Center Winter Garden
Day 35: Friday, July 29th- Great Republic of Rough and Ready @ Zuccotti Park
Day 36: Saturday, July 30th- Burning Spear @ Prospect Park Bandshell
Day 37: Sunday, July 31st- Polvo & Obits @ South Street Seaport
Day 38: Monday, August 1st- M. Ward, Mike Watt, Nels Cline @ Central Park Summerstage
Dean & Britta, Crystal Stilts @ Prospect Park Bandshell
Day 39: Tuesday, August 2nd- Dan Deacon, No Age & Deerhunter @ Williamsburg Waterfront
Day 40: Wednesday, August 3rd- Bela Fleck & Toumani Diabate @ Central Park Summerstage
Day 41: Thursday, August 4th- The Rural Alberta Advantage @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Day 42: Friday, August 5th- The Pedrito Martinez Project @ Central Park Summerstage
Day 43: Saturday, August 6th- Purple Rain Sing-a-Long @ Prospect Park Bandshell
Day 44: Sunday, August 7th- Casiokids, The Wave Pictures & Slow Club @ South Street Seaport
Day 45: Monday, August 8th- Boys Noize & Drop the Lime @ Central Park Summerstage
Day 46: Tuesday, August 9th- Simian Mobile Disco (DJ set) @ Williamsburg Waterfront
Day 47: Wednesday, August 10th- Coming soon!
Day 48: Thursday, August 11th- The Budos Band @ City Winery
Day 49: Friday, August 12th- Coming soon!
Day 50: Saturday, August 13th- Pat Benatar, Blondie and the Donnas @ Coney Island