BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Liz Phair / Ted Leo and the Pharmacists / Caroline Rose


Liz Phair, whose influence on female voices in alternative music is still pronounced more than two decades after the release of Exile in Guyville, comes to the Bandshell with Ted Leo and the Pharmacists and Caroline Rose.


SAT, JUN 29, 2019
6PM Gates / 7PM Show




Prospect Park Bandshell (2020)
9th Street & Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215
United States
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  • Liz Phair

  • Ted Leo and the Pharmacists

  • Caroline Rose


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After several years in the early ‘90s spent in the burgeoning Chicago alternative scene self-releasing audio cassettes under the name Girly Sound, LIZ PHAIR signed with the independent label Matador Records and unleashed her now legendary debut album. Exile in Guyville, a pissed off, wickedly articulate feminist counterpunch to the Stones’ Exile on Main St., remains “one of the sharpest, boldest rock albums of its era, or any era.” (Chicago Tribune) It has been ranked by Rolling Stone as one of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and two and a half decades after its release, Phair's influence on female voices in alternative music is still pronounced.

From his early days in the NYC hardcore punk world of the ‘80s and ‘90s, to forays into power pop, to the more mellow territory of his collaboration with Aimee Mann, the hard-to-pin-down TED LEO is “one of rock's last great intellectual populists.” (Pitchfork) He founded TED LEO AND THE PHARMACISTS in 1999, and the five records they released—from 2001’s The Tyranny of Distance through 2010’s Brutalist Bricks—helped to define the intersection of indie rock and punk.

A recent Brooklyn transplant, CAROLINE ROSE—“impish energy, plenty of venom” (Rolling Stone)—has made waves with her darkly comic, hook-filled second album Loner, a record, as she puts it, “as much inspired by Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears as it was late ‘70s punk.”

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 the 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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