BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

The Breeders / Speedy Ortiz


Anchored by the deadpan vocals and vicious guitars of Kim and Kelley Deal, The Breeders came storming back this year with All Nerve and help us close out this season at the Bandshell.


SAT, AUG 11, 2018

6:30PM Gates / 7:30PM Show




Prospect Park Bandshell (2020)
9th Street & Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215
United States
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  • The Breeders | Photo Credit: Marisa Gesualdi

  • Speedy Ortiz


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Anchored by the deadpan vocals and vicious guitars of Kim and Kelley Deal, THE BREEDERS came storming back this year with All Nerve, featuring the lineup from 1992's iconic second album Last Splash. The new record has "many moments of bliss, even as the lyrics evoke isolation, frustration, and scuzz" (Pitchfork) as only this band can. The band originally formed as alternate creative outlet for then-Pixies' bassist Kim and Throwing Muses guitarist Tanya Donelly, but the surprise success of Last Splash (for which Kelley had replaced Donelly, who went on to form Belly) and its propulsive single "Cannonball" rocketed them to the forefront of the '90s alt rock revolution. The band's output and touring became intermittent in the 2000s, as it passed through a series of breaks for other projects and lineup changes. With All Nerve, engineered and mixed with their legendary longtime producer Steve Albini, they've solidified their place as one of the most influential bands of their generation.

The Northampton band SPEEDY ORTIZ, which "once invited abundant comparisons to '90s alternative rock bands like Pavement and Helium," has continued to evolve, as frontwoman Sadie Dupuis "tackles the heavy task of killing her idols." (Pitchfork) Their new record, Twerp Verse, came out this April.

Venue Seating
- All Seats In - Click here to see the various seat set-ups at the Bandshell.
- Lawn open for blankets/lawn chairs

Information for Friends of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival
- Friends Member Seating:
 Front seats open to Seat-Pass and Tent-Pass members
- Friends Tent: Open to Tent-Pass members
- Sponsor Tent: Open to Tent-Pass members


Venue Information:

The BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival is one of New York City's longest running, free, outdoor performing arts festivals and is held every summer at the Prospect Park Bandshell. View seating arrangements here.

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