Free Music Thursday!!

Thursday, August 06, 2009 | |

Damn it feels good to be in Brooklyn during the hot and sticky dog days of summer! Check out this amazing lineup of FREE live music going down in Brooklyn today!!

Zap Mama @ BAM Rhythm & Blues Festival
MetroTech Commons
Zap Mama is the Grammy-award winning group founded and fronted by Marie Daulne. Since the early 1990’s, Marie has spent her life crossing continents and winning the hearts of thousands of fans, while introducing her Afropean musical heritage to the world.

Purple Rain Sing-a-Long with Escort @ Celebrate Brooklyn
Prospect Park West
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of one of history’s greatest pop albums, and the extravagantly, hilariously whacky and over the top film it inspired (the apotheosis of both the purple one’s genius and self caricature), we invite you to don something lacey and ruffled and come get your Prince on. We'll have lyric subtitles, but you know the words already. Joy Dragland of Brooklyn's live disco orchestra Escort certainly does; Purple Rain was the first cassette she ever owned. Dragland and others from Escort will lead the sing-along, after the band puts everyone in the mood with an opening set. (Note: The film is Rated R and admission of anyone under 17 will require an accompanying parent or guardian. The whole evening will feature scenes of extreme sexiness throughout.)

Hall & Oates @ Seaside Summer Concerts
Asser Levy in Coney Island
Daryl Hall and John Oates are the NUMBER-ONE SELLING DUO in music history! Starting out as two devoted disciples of earlier soul greats, Daryl Hall & John Oates are soul survivors in their own right. Daryl Hall & John Oates recently released the DVD/CD Live at the Troubadour. The release marks the 35 year anniversary of their first gig in LA!