Built to thrill: The Siren Festival is back

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On July 18, the ninth annual Siren Festival will once again transform the People’s Playground into the Rocker’s Rec Room.

Indie rock legends Built to Spill — an Idaho-based band acclaimed for its 1990s records “Perfect From Now On,” and “Keep It Like A Secret” — will headline the Village Voice-sponsored rock concert, which will take over West 10th Street next to the Cyclone.

Setting the stage will be the electro-infused Philadelphia rap group Spank Rock, whose progressive — and lewd — tunes have become critical favorites and nightclub bangers.

The show will also include sets by the Danish duo the Raveonettes, who have churned out low-fi gems since their 2003s debut, “Chain Gang of Love,” which features 13 catchy tracks all recorded in B-flat major.

Organizers predict that about 100,000 music lovers will make it to the all-day show, which will include Japandroids, Thee Oh Sees, and A Place to Bury Strangers.

Siren Festival (Surf Avenue at West 10th Street in Coney Island), July 18; noon to 9 pm. Free. For information, visit

Updated 5:13 pm, July 9, 2018
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