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Escape to New York Day 1 preview

Legendary rocker Patti Smith is scheduled to peform

Legendary rocker Patti Smith is scheduled to peform at the Escape to New York festival. (Dec. 30, 2009)

The Escape to New York Festival kicks off this morning at 11 a.m. on the Shinnecock Reservation in Southampton. It's three days of music, art, food and science lectures (!) and we'll be on-site for all of it. You can follow the music action here all weekend and all the other activities at Follow @ndmusic on Twitter for music updates and @ErinGeismar for other news from the grounds. Heading to the festival? Tweet us what you've discovered and join the discussion at #e2ny and @escape2ny.

In the meantime, here are some videos of today's acts to get you primed:


BEST COAST, “Our Deal”
THE POSTELLES, “Sleep on the Dance Floor”
CHAIRLIFT, “Bruises”
PATTI SMITH, “Dancing Barefoot”
LISSY TRULLIE, “Ready for the Floor”
THE ETTES, “No Home”
STATIC JACKS, “Girl Parts”
KEVIN GARRETT, “Thomas Edison”
WILLY JOY, “Woman Like Me”

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