An Eclectic Mix of Musicians Head East
As summer reaches its golden peak in the month of August, The Hamptons continue to offer up the hottest acts in live entertainment. On par with the premier destination’s stunning beaches, world-class cuisine, and high-end shopping, the artists who play the hamlets and villages that make up the Hamptons are among the top in the field. From world-renowned Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriters to the most sought after stars on the rise, we highlight the live entertainment you don’t want to miss!
FRIDAY, AUGUST 18
The Dig at The Surf Lodge
New York City-based rock band The Dig bring their psychedelic brand of synth pop- rock to The Surf Lodge on Friday August 18th. Lead vocalists David Baldwin and Emile Mosseri first started making music together in their pre-teens before being joined by Erick Eiser and Mark Demiglio. In their early days, the group rehearsed at the same studio as The Strokes, which led to comparisons between the groups until The Dig solidified their distinct indie sound on their debut album Electric Toys in 2010.
Since then the group has completed two additional studio albums and EPs culminating in 2017’s Bloodshot Tokyo. With their grimy New York vibes and ethereal alternative sound The Dig continues to stake their claim in the industry, opening for acts such as The Lumineers, The Antlers, and The Walkmen.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 19
Young Me and The Moons at The Stephen Talkhouse
The Boston-reared, NYC-based 80’s tribute band Young Me and The Moons take the stage at The Stephen Talkhouse on Saturday August 19th. The neon-clad group is known for their bodacious covers of hits from the decade’s biggest stars including Journey, Pat Benatar, Bon Jovi, Loverboy and many more.
The band played their first sold-out gig at Boston’s legendary venue The Church and have gone on to play the House of Blues Boston, The Middle East, and most recently The Mercury Lounge in New York City. With rocking dance moves, 80’s-inspired costuming, and surprise flashback moments, Young Me and The Moons put on a truly exuberant show that has audiences delighting in nostalgia and the thrill of hearing their favorite hits live. (The Stephen Talkhouse, 161 Main Street, Amagansett)
SATURDAY, AUGUST 26
Youngr at The Surf Lodge
Solo artist Dario Darnell who performs under the moniker Youngr plays The Surf Lodge on Saturday August 26th. The British songwriter, producer, instrumentalist, and vocalist is known for his left-of-center eclectic pop sound and made a name for himself with the 2016 breakout track “Out of My System.”
The free-spirited party anthem captures the joyful, effortless, and buoyant trademarks of the artist’s music, made all the more striking with Dario’s heartfelt and sincere vocals. The son of music sensation Kid Creole, Youngr has music pulsing in his veins having also produced a popular remix of Tove Lo’s “True Disaster.” The artist’s smooth pop sound pairs perfectly with a late August summer night in The Hamptons. (The Surf Lodge, 183 Edgemere Street, Montauk)
SUNDAY, AUGUST 27
Ben Harper at The Surf Lodge
One of the most accomplished and acclaimed musical artists of his generation, singer/ songwriting icon Ben Harper plays a not-to- missed performance at The Surf Lodge on Sunday August 27th. Harper first gained a devoted following in the mid-nineties with a singular folk-round sound steeped in funk-filled grooves. In the latter part of the decade he received widespread attention for his breakout single “Steal My Kisses.” And yet, with the commercial success of the track, Harper maintained his artistic integrity by continuing to explore different sounds, textures, and genres into the 21st century.
The artist draws inspiration from classic jam bands such as Blues Traveler and Phish but stands out from the crowd by staying true to his own unique voice which is at once personal and political. Here, the three-time Grammy Award winning artist his joined by his longstanding band The Innocent Criminals. His legendary fusion of blues, folk, reggae, and soul mark the perfect complement to The Surf Lodge’s stunning ocean views. (The Surf Lodge, 183 Edgemere Street, Montauk)