The first of House of Vans Summer Concert Series featured Jon Hopkins, The Black Madonna, The Field with Fixed NYC

On a crisp, first-glimpse-of-summer night, with nigh a sk8rboi in sight, Jon Hopkins and electro company kicked off the annual free concert series at House of Vans (25 Franklin St) in Greenpoint.

Exceedingly referential with sponsoredstreetart and a lightinstallation” that referenced a once-flickering warehouse marquee, Vans’ branded millennial pandering was never a distraction from evening’s chilled-out vibes, free orange-vanilla seltzer, nor the gaunt and smiley Hopkins’ superb set. Hopkins music, often slow to build, develops meditatively through repetition. You could even hear someone scream, “where’s the drop?”

Outdoor music, while often exchanging sound quality for experiential novelty, has the unique quality of gathering diverse groups of people together, especially when free.

There are five more shows coming up. Check them out:

The shows “marry a robust music lineup with an elevated art exhibition, setting the stage for an experience that pays homage to New York City’s punk, hardcore and hip hop heritage…”


House of Vans Brooklyn 2016 House Parties Lineup
June 9: DIIV, BadBadNotGood, Sunflower Bean, The Paranoyds
June 16: Rae Sremmurd, Denzel Curry, Kamaiyah
June 23: Sleep, Battles
June 29: Neon Indian, Factory Floor, Kim Ann Foxman
July 6: Quicksand, Converge


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