For quite possibly the first time since Staten Island was formed by glacial shifting patterns, it is the epicenter of cool: The first annual Across the Pond Festival featuring the Pixies, Oasis, the Killers, and Beck will take place simultaneously at Richmond County Bank Ballpark in Staten Island and Keyspan Park in Brooklyn, New York, says Billboard.com. The “pond” in question is a slim strip of New York waterway, and the bands in question also include a stellar line-up of Belle and Sebastian, Gang of Four, and the New York Dolls, and that’s just for starters. According to concert promoter Jim Glancy, “The complete lineup of talent will be staggering.” As if we aren’t staggering already. Across the Pond will take place on October 1-2.
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