So much for Wavves being King of Long Beach on September 9.
Well, that’s a bummer: Because of continued cleanup after Hurricane Irene, the music component of Quiksilver Pro New York—the professional surfing contest on Long Island’s south shore that’s now scheduled to begin September 4—has been called off: “The situation has been changing daily, and we recognize that [Long Beach] resources are focused on hurricane restoration and cleanup as first priority. In that context, we have been informed by the City that the festival and music components of the event are no longer achievable.” (Surf, however, is still up.) That means no free shows in Long Beach by Interpol, the Flaming Lips, Wavves, Taking Back Sunday, or any of these 40-odd other acts who were scheduled to perform over the next two weeks. No word on whether or not any of these artists have decided to add a free show to their area itineraries as a “sorry guys” gesture just yet, although something tells me that given recent weather patterns, it may be prudent to throw said events at someplace with a roof.
In other cancellation news, tonight’s Crosby, Stills, & Nash show at the Beacon Theater has been moved to November 6 because of travel issues. (Tomorrow’s show is still a go, though.)