Yo Gabba Gabba!’s Lance Rock. Oh, and Rancid’s Tim Armstrong will be performing in a tree or something. Seldom is supporting a good cause this jam-packed with fun.
This annual fundraiser event for Musack, which donates guitars, drums and free music lessons to young students whose families can’t afford them, is a once-a-year opportunity to see some high-profile bands literally playing in someone’s backyard — specifically, the Cary family’s, who have hosted the Rock & Roll Carnival each of the last three years at their home in Larchmont. This year’s lineup includes The English Beat, Billy Bragg, ex-MC5 guitar firebrand Wayne Kramer, former Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty, The Pogues’ James Fearnley, Asian-American dance-rockers The Slants, Smiths tribute The Sweet and Tender Hooligans, comedians Tim Heidecker and Patton Oswalt, and DJ sets by Shepard Fairey, The Cure’s Lol Tolhurst and