Far be it from us to suggest that this year’s Village Voice Siren Festival at Coney Island is gonna be the coolest thing since Norman Mailer started that ice-cube fight (what?), but here are the irrefutable facts: Matt and Kim. Ted Leo and the Pharmacists. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. Holy Fuck. Night Marchers. Surfer Blood. Harlem. Cymbals Eat Guitars. Earl Greyhound. Ponytail. Screaming Females. Wye Oak. Dom. Apache Beat. All free, all conveniently adjacent to corn dogs and unspeakably filthy waves. Don’t forget to Shoot the Freak—although the freak will be you, if you miss this.

Sat., July 17, noon, 2010