Fleet Foxes Bring Back-to-Back Sets to Prospect Park [Photos]

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Photos by Makenna Cummings

Fleet Foxes played a two-night stint at the Prospect Park bandshell last week as part of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival. The show was absolutely breathtaking, with frontman Robin Pecknold effortlessly singing the beautiful sounds of “Helplessness Blues,” “White Winter Hymnal,” as well as songs from their latest release, Crack-Up. Fleet Foxes have an incredibly loyal following and for years it seemed like they were going to be a two-album band. Their latest album and performances have been a breath of fresh air — and quite emotional. The band seemed so happy to be playing together, and the audience was ecstatic to get to hear their live sounds again (or for the first time). It’s good to live in a world with Fleet Foxes up and at em again.

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Planetarium Bring Starry Set to Prospect Park [Photos]

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Photos By Makenna Cummings

Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, and James McAlister brought their experimental and exciting project Planetarium to the Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival in Prospect Park last week.

The show began with support from Joan As Police Woman who put on an entertaining show, grabbing the crowd’s attention with her soulful sounds.

Then Stevens, Dessner, Muhly, and McAlister took the stage backed by a small string and horn ensemble. They played the majority of their concept album, including favorites like “Mercury” and “Jupiter.” It was a beautiful night to hear sounds inspired by the Universe. Sufjan Stevens took breaks between songs to elaborate on the album and share quotes by Neil DeGrasse Tyson. The show concluded with covers of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” and “Space Oddity.”

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Joan As Police Woman