All photos by Jason Bergman for JellyNYC
Despite the foreboding thunder and a summer storm warning, a huge crowd descended upon McCarren Park Pool in Williamsburg yesterday, but it wasn’t cool refreshment they sought — at least not the kind you’re thinking of — nor did they need their mommas to tell them to stay out of the water. This past weekend marked the first of JellyNYC’s weekly Pool Parties, and the empty pool played host to local bar rockers The Hold Steady, whose rapidly growing popularity will ensure that it’s only their hard-luck characters who lives will remain in seedy dives. Hard-rocking sets by Philly punks The Loved Ones and Baltimore rockers J Roddy Walston and the Business opened the all-ages event.
The next Pool Party is on July 6, with Ronnie Spector and the Rabbit Factory Soul Revue. Check the Pool Parties website for updates and for more information on their exciting lineup of artists this season, including The Breeders, The Ting Tings, Aesop Rock, The Liars, and many, many others.
The Loved Ones
J Roddy and the Business
The Hold Steady