Gone To Governors

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July 19, 2010

The Gone To Governors free concert series happened this summer in NYC. As the cold weather sets in, remind yourself of the wispy summer days with live performances by some of our favorite bands.

In-the-moment acoustic performances. That’s what we got this summer from bands who played our free concert series over the summer. On the day of the show, we collaborated with the bands to capture acoustic performances of their songs, while showcasing Governors Island’s uniqueness.

Hopewell
Shot during the ferry ride from Manhattan to Governors Island in NYC, this short film features the Brooklyn-based, psych-rock band called Hopewell. In this video, they perform “Over The Mountain” from their eighth album Good Good Desperation.

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Hopewell

Lucero
Ben and Rick from Memphis legends Lucero perform an acoustic version of “Hold Me Close” from the album Nobody’s Darlings, just before their set on Governors Island.

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Lucero

J. Roddy Walston & The Business
The boys from J. Roddy Walston & The Business get it going in an artful shipping container, performing “Don’t Break The Needle” from their self-titled debut.

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J. Roddy Walston & The Business

Justin Townes Earle
Justin Townes Earle warms up with “Move Over Mama” before his show on Governors Island. The song will be on Justin’s about-to-be-released LP “Harlem River Blues” on Bloodshot.

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Justin Townes Earle

Dawn Landes and The Hounds

Dawn and The Hounds warm up at Tompkins Square Park prior to their show at this summer’s Gone To Governors free concert series. The song is “Money in the Bank”.

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Dawn Landes and The Hounds

Caveman

Summer is over and the cold weather is setting in. Settle in with Brooklyn new-wave artists Caveman as they play the track “Old Friend” in a Williamsburg loft as part of the Converse Gone to Governors film series.

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Caveman

The Dig

Boston’s own The Dig ring in the fall with their track “You’re Already Gone” in Greenpoint’s McGoldrick Park as part of Converse’s Gone to Governors film series.

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The Dig

Eli Paperboy Reed

Eli Paperboy Reed hasn’t taken the conventional route; his soulful voice has taken him to farflung places in the Mississipi Delta, to organ sessions in a Southside Chicago church, to where he is now: a bonafide star. Here he performs his track “Name Calling” from his major label debut on Capital Records, Come And Get It, at the Lorimer subway station in Brooklyn as part of the Gone to Governors film series, exclusively on Converse.com

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Eli Paperboy Reed

Watch this space for more exclusive videos from beautiful Governors Island by the bands who rocked it this summer.

Schedule

June 5th – Yeasayer, Keepaway, and Delicate Steve

June 19th – The Morning Benders, Freelance Whales, and Wild Nothing

July 3rd – Portugal. The Man, Hopewell, and Alberta Cross

July 4th – She and Him and Oakley Hall

July 10th – Lucero, J-Roddy Walston & The Business, and Jonny Corndawg

July 17th – Caribou, Phantogram, and The Chain Gang of 1974

August 8th – Josh Ritter and The Royal City Band, Justin Townes Earle, and Dawn Landes & The Houndes

August 14th – Neon Indian, Prefuse 73, DOM, and Nite Jewel

August 15th – Dr. Dog, Eli “Paperboy” Reed and the True Loves, and Chief

Comments (5)
  • shelley I appreciate the chance to hear these new artists and their music. Great stuff, be looking for more in the future. Thanks! Thu Feb 23, 2012
  • Converse’s strategy: a mix of tradition and innovation | Kind of Bleu [...] in addition to the songs and Converse’s string of free concerts in New York this summer, the company is building its own studio, Rubber Tracks, which will offer artists the chance to [...] Tue Sep 06, 2011
  • .J. Life Innertainment http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7J2NidyStFI&hd=1 Tue Feb 01, 2011
  • Converse’s strategy: a mix of tradition and innovation | Peter Cauvel [...] in addition to the songs and Converse’s string of free concerts in New York this summer, the company is building its own studio, Rubber Tracks, which will offer artists the [...] Mon Nov 29, 2010
  • Tattoo Johnny This is a cool series of music. Thanks. Sun Oct 17, 2010
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