Neither Grizzly Bear nor Vampire Weekend has played live for quite some time, but both bands are scheduled to perform at Bernie Sanders rallies in New York this week.
Brooklyn Vegan reports that Vampire Weekend will play a Sanders event at Washington Square Park this Wednesday, 4/13 also featuring Spike Lee, Rosario Dawson, Shailene Woodley, Linda Sarsour, Tim Robbins, and Graham Nash. Doors open at 5PM, and the newly Rostam-less Vampire Weekend reportedly take the stage at 7PM sharp, though we should note that last time VW were billed at a Sanders event, it turned out not to be a proper VW performance. The event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are strongly encouraged.
Meanwhile, BV notes that Grizzly Bear will play an event Sunday, 4/17 at Brooklyn’s Prospect Park alongside Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, Danny DeVito, and Justin Long. Stereogum has confirmed with Ed Droste that the full Grizzly Bear lineup will be performing. Music begins at 3PM sharp, and again, although it’s free and open to the public, RSVPs are strongly encouraged.
UPDATE: TV On The Radio are also playing a Sanders rally in Queens at Hunter’s Point South Park on Monday (4/18), the night before the primary.