5 Epic Indie Concerts We’d Love To See


Earlier this week the announcement that Vampire Weekend, Beach House, and Dum Dum Girls would all be performing together this summer at Merriweather Post Pavilion (among other venues) may have gotten us a little bit too excited. The combination of these three massive indie bands all playing on the iconic stage that legends from Jimi Hendrix to Janis Joplin have graced (and that Animal Collective, of course, named their critically-acclaimed album after) has convinced us that this may just be the most “epic” concert of the summer. And that got us thinking: Could we come up with a concert that was even more epic in scope?

1. Panda Bear and the members of Grizzly Bear teach actual pandas and grizzly bears to play their songs and perform a one-night show at the Bowery Ballroom.

What we wouldn’t give to see a grizzly bear croon like Ed Droste…

2. Lady Gaga performs “Bad Romance” in Colonial Williamsburg, substituting her normal electronic backing for fifes, drums, and the choral accompaniment of Amber, Angel, and Haley from Dirty Projectors — who have substituted one Williamsburg for another.

Who says Colonial Williamsburg is only for learning how to churn butter?

3. John Lennon is resurrected to collaborate with Danger Mouse and Ratatat. They perform for tips at Washington Square Park.

They will certainly put the hacky-sack dudes and magicians to shame that day.

4. Flight of the Conchords perform while parachuting from a Concorde turbojet.

Watch out for the appearance of David Bowie in a sequined space suit. He won’t use a parachute and may smoke some Astro Turf.

5. Zooey Deschanel and Natasha Khan perform songs from Disney Channel Original Movies with the kids from PS-22 while amidst a huge bushel of kittens.

We actually advise not going to this concert. The cuteness may make your head explode.

Tickets go on sale for the Vampire Weekend, Beach House, and Dum Dum Girls concert on Friday at 10 am.