Last month, Jelly NYC, the group that in summers past held the McCarren Park Pool Parties and free shows at the Williamsburg Waterfront, launched their latest summertime initiative: Rock Beach. The plan to bring punk rock to the Rockaways, however, doesn’t seem to have panned out. In the style of last summer’s events, Rock Beach has been rebranded Rock Yard and moved to the Morgan. Queens’ loss is Morgantown’s gain.
The next Rock Yard is this Sunday and features a stellar line-up of brash and loud bands. There are a few favorites we’ve mentioned before: Japanther, the Death Set, Cerebral Ballzy, and, of course, the So So Glos. Also playing are CSC Funk Band, whose Latin influenced horns and summertime vibes really would have been great on a beach setting. The show will be headlined by alt-country band the Growlers. The show is free, and the L train is running properly this weekend.