2016, a number! Another summer! Get down—okay, from the headline you know what's going on here.
Public Enemy is playing a free show in Betsy Head Park in Brownsville as part of this year's SummerStage concert series. The show is set for June 21st at 7 p.m. Opening up for the legendary, incendiary rap group will be remix master DJ Tedsmooth.
Public Enemy has toured in recent years, but their last show in New York was in 2014, at Brooklyn Bowl.
British-Caribbean funk innovators Cymande, who reunited in 2011, are playing Central Park for free on the afternoon of June 11th, starting at 2 p.m.
New York electro-rock chill-vibe sowers Blonde Redhead will take the stage at a free show in Red Hook Park in Brooklyn on June 16th at 7 p.m.
The night before at Red Hook Park, hip hop super-producer Just Blaze will host a concert featuring as-yet unnamed guests. Just Blaze has made tracks for the likes of Jay Z, Talib Kweli, Cam'ron, Kendrick Lamar, and T.I., so the surprise guest possibilities are prodigious. Personally, I'm rooting for a Jay Electronica cameo. This show also starts at 7 p.m.