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Siren Fest Blares in Brooklyn Saturday

Tomorrow, rain or shine, the hipsters will return to Brooklyn’s Coney Island to mate and play like so many migrating swallows. Yes, folks, it’s time for the fifth annual Village Voice-sponsored Siren Music Festival. Austin, Texas darlings Spoon are headlining the main stage, fresh off the release of their fifth album, Gimme Fiction. Other highlights of’s coverage will be former Bands of the Day Mates of State (read more) and Nine Black Alps (read more). We’ll also be focusing on part of the Canadian invasion, the Dears. Ambulance Ltd. are sure to be hometown favorites, while Nashville’s Be Your Own Pet have the gift of buzz-worthy youth. The mean age of BYOP is about 16. The action kicks off at Coney Island neigh on 1 P.M., so don’t be late for the rock. Check back to on Monday morning for full coverage of the debaucherous Siren weekend!

Siren Schedule:
Main Stage (W. 10th Street, next to the Cyclone):
1:00, Detachment Kit
2:00, Ambulance Ltd. (read more)
3:00, The Dears
4:00, Q and Not U
5:00, Dungen
6:00, Brendan Benson
7:30, Spoon (read more)

Stillwell Stage (Stillwell Avenue, off Surf Avenue):
1:30, Nine Black Alps
2:30, Be Your Own Pet
3:30, Morningwood (read more)
4:30, Diamond Nights
5:30, Saul Williams
6:30, VHS or Beta (read more)
8:00, Mates of State

Siren Festival
Spoon official website
Mates of State official website
Nine Black Alps official site
The Dears official site
Ambulance LTD official site
Be Your Own Pet official site