Bands Announced for 2016 LarkFest

August 9th, 2016, 11:40 am by Greg

The headliners have been announced for this year’s LarkFest. The 35th annual LarkFest takes place all along Albany’s Lark Street from 10am-6pm on Saturday, September 24.

New York’s largest one-day street festival, LarkFest is free and open to the public, expecting to draw an estimated 80,000 people.

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Here’s the line-up of bands for the 2016 LarkFest:

THE RELATIONSHIP
The Relationship is a rock and roll band from Los Angeles founded in 2007 by Weezer guitarist Brian Bell. In 2010, Bell released the first Relationship album and has since performed and recorded with a revolving cast of players and collaborators. Expect prominent guitars, strong melodies, vivid imagery and propulsive rhythms.

OUGHT
Based in Montreal, Ought is a thrilling and adventurous quartet, delivering an earnest and exuberant post-punk sound: dexterous and exacting while bursting with propulsive and fluid energy, as indebted to Cap’n Jazz as to Talking Heads.
Ought’s 2014 debut More Than Any Other Day brought the Montreal quartet critical acclaim, including high praise from Rolling Stone, NME and Pitchfork.

LOWER DENS
Lower Dens are a Baltimore shoegaze formed in 2010. Formed by Jana Hunter, the band has released three full-length albums filled with cinematic and tonally rich work. Their most recent album, Escape From Evil, has received rave reviews, including the Best New Music stamp from Pitchfork.

DELICATE STEVE
Delicate Steve is the brainchild of New Jersey-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Steve Marion. Spin has called the music “a kaleidoscope of bouncy pan-African polyrhythms and swooping six-string melodies, like the Dirty Projectors with guitars instead of singers.” A true child of his labelmeister David Byrne, “Delicate” Steve Marion translates the felicities of West African guitar pop into an inventive instrumental hodgepodge.

THE TELEVISIONARIES
Rochester’s Televisionaries offer lightning-paced rock & roll firmly embedded in surf rock splendor. Too rock & roll for the punks and too rough around the edges for the rock & rollers.

This is just the initial wave of bands, and a full line-up including local music, artists, makers and retail vendors will be released at a later date.

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ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FREE EVENTS FOR 2016
*VARIOUS DATES
RIVERLINK CONCERTS @ Riverlink Park, Amsterdam, various days from June 18-August 27
FREEDOM PARK CONCERT SERIES @ Freedom Park, Scotia, various days from June 22-August 27
PERFORMING ARTS AT THE COMMON @ Clifton Common, Clifton Park, various days from June 26-August 17
MUSIC ON MAINSTREET @ the NBT Bank Lawn, Canajoharie, 7pm select Tuesdays and Fridays from July 15-August 19
NYS FOOD FESTIVAL @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, August 10
ALBANY JAZZ FESTIVAL @ Washington Park, Albany, September 10
JAZZ AT THE LAKE @ Shepard Park, Lake George, September 17 & 18
*MONDAYS
DANA PARK CONCERT SERIES @ Dana Park, Albany, 5:30pm Mondays from July 11-August 28
SHIRE CITY SESSIONS @ First Street Common, Pittsfield, 6pm Mondays from July 25-August 15
UPPER MADISON CONCERT SERIES @ the Elks Lodge Lawn, Albany, 7pm Mondays from July 11-August 22
TOWN OF ROTTERDAM SUMMER CONCERT SERIES @ the Rotterdam Senior Citizens Center lawn, Rotterdam, 7pm Mondays from June 6-August 29
*TUESDAYS
MUSIC IN THE PARK @ Onderdonk Park, East Greenbush, 6pm Tuesday’s from August 2-30
COOK PARK SUMMER CONCERT SERIES @ Frank A. Leak Amphitheater for the Arts in Cook Park, Colonie, 6:30pm Tuesdays from June 14-August 30
SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE PARK @ Brunswick Community Center lawn, Troy, 6:30pm Tuesdays from June 28-August 30
SARATOGA SUMMER CONCERT SERIES @ Congress Park, Saratoga Springs, 7pm Tuesdays from August 9-30
ALTAMONT FREE LIBRARY’S SUMMER CONCERT SERIES @ Orsini Park, Altamont, 7pm Tuesdays from July 5-August 9
STONY CREEK MUSIC IN THE PARK @ Stony Creek Town Park, Stony Creek, 7pm Tuesdays from July 5-August 30
*WEDNESDAYS
MADE IN THE SHADE OF THE EGG @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, 12noon Wednesdays from June 1-August 31
GIG CONCERT SERIES @ River Park, Green Island, 6pm Wednesdays from July 13-August 31
EVENINGS ON THE GREEN @ Coeymans Landing Park, Coeymans, 6pm Wednesdays from July 13-August 31
RENSSELAER FAMILY CONCERT SERIES @ the North End Firehouse, Rensselaer, 6pm Wednesdays from June 22-August 10
LIVE ON THE LAKE @ Burbank Park at Onota Lake, Pittsfield, 6pm Wednesdays from July 13-August 24
MUSIC IN THE PARK @ Lilac Park, Lenox, 6:30pm Wednesdays from June 22-September 7
THE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES @ Windsor Lake, North Adams, 6:30pm Wednesdays from July 20-August 31
EVENINGS ON THE GREEN @ Bethlehem Public Library lawn, Delmar, 7pm Wednesdays from July 13-August 10
LAKE GEORGE ARTS PROJECT’S WEDNESDAY NIGHT SUMMER CONCERT SERIES @ Shepard Park, Lake George, 7:30pm Wednesdays from July 6-August 31
*THURSDAYS
KIDS’ SUMMER SERIES @ Barker Park, Troy, 11am Thursdays through August 25
JAZZ ON JAY @ Jay Street, Schenectady, 12noon Thursdays from June 2-September 1
MUSIC IN THE PARK @ Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa, 6pm Thursdays from June 23-August 25
CONCERTS AT THE CROSSINGS @ The Crossings, Colonie, 6:30pm Thursdays from July 7-August 25
SUMMER’S EVE CONCERT SERIES @ the Schaghticoke Town Hall Gazebo, Melrose, 6:30pm Thursdays from June 30-August 25
MUSIC IN THE PARK @ Dutchman’s Landing, Catskill, 7pm Thursdays from June 23-September 1
JAMMIN’ AT GPAC @ Guilderland Performing Arts Center at Tawasentha Park, Guilderland, 7:30pm Thursdays from June 23-August 11
*FRIDAYS
FRIDAYS AT THE LAKE @ Shepard Park, Lake George, 4pm Fridays from June 24-September 2
ROCK THE BLOCK @ Canal Square, Cohoes, 6pm Fridays from July 8-August 26
STILLWATER SUMMER CONCERT SERIES @ various locations, Stillwater, 6:30pm select Fridays from July 8-September 16
UPBEAT ON THE ROOF @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, 7pm Fridays from July 1-August 26
ATHENS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES @ Riverfront Park, Athens, 7pm Fridays from June 17-August 26
MUSIC AT SUNSET CONCERT SERIES @ Greenport Town Park, Hudson, 7pm Fridays from May 27-August 26
*SATURDAYS
POWERS PARK CONCERT SERIES @ Powers Park, Troy, 6pm Saturdays from July 9-August 27
*SUNDAYS
NORTH GREENBUSH SUMMER CONCERT SERIES @ Town Hall Park, Wynantskill, 6pm Sundays from July 31-August 28
MUSIC HAVEN @ Central Park, Schenectady, 7pm Sundays from July 10-August 14