Local bands will join forces for a proper farewell to summer/a pre-CMJ bash/a back-to-school mixer, minus the student council members congratulating themselves on the handmade decorations, when Multiverse Playground comes to 104 Emerson Place on September 17. After setting up shop at 3rd Ward in ’09 and a Los Angeles-based Urban Outfitters in ’10, host Paper Garden Records, the homegrown label responsible for Emanuel & the Fear and Peasant, bring things much closer to home for this year’s chapter, opening up the backyard of their Clinton Hill HQ to the public, which also happens to be the label president’s apartment building. This sounds like something I imagine happens all the time in Portland, but not enough here in New York, right?
The third annual event (Das Racist made a showing at the first installment in ’09 to give you a sense of history) intersects music, comedy and arts in an attempt to “explore their evolution,” so says the flier after the jump, which for you means an excuse to drink free PBR all day, offset by free Vitamin Water, between sets by Harlem Shakes’ Arcade Fire-ish offshoot ARMS, bubbly pop tarts Team Genius, glitchy mood manipulators Caged Animals, and lots more, not to mention the whole comedy aspect and visuals by RunAmok Films. Check out the full lineup at the event’s Facebook page, then take a moment and relish the fact that you live where you do, assuming that is Brooklyn (Portland would also work here), I mean, really.