Coney Island exploded with musical fireworks as dynamic new talent took to the stage for a fast−growing urban tradition – the free Siren Music Festival.
The electrifying concert has become a launching pad for emerging bands and artists, and this year – its ninth sponsored by the Village Voice – was no exception, despite jitters by organizers in recent years over the unsure fate of the amusement district.
None of that disrupted the harmony as two separate stages commanded the spotlight between the boardwalk and Surf Avenue and provided an oceanfront platform for edgy, new sound masters, who pumped out the music throughout the day and well into dusk.
The line−up boasted a cacophony of ear−friendly noise−impresarios, such as Built to Spill, Grand Duchy and Tiny Masters of Today. Others adding to the card included Spank Rock, A Place to Bury Strangers and Frightened Rabbit.
The theme of the festival – a three−headed hipster “siren” or femme fatale – was concurrent with its aquatic location. In mythology, Sirens would rise from the water and lure sailors.
©2009 Community News Group
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