Don’t risk missing this show: Read through to the jump for a link to advance-sale tickets
Cake Shop is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month by hosting shows featuring artists who have played the tiny but influential underground (literally and figuratively) Lower East Side club during that decade.
While most Cake Shop shows, including the #CS10 anniversary specials, are pay-at-the-door affairs, it seems that management made a wise choice to provide advance sale tickets for the gig on Friday, May 22, featuring Condo Fucks, a “Connecticut” band whose fictional bio offers clues for the uninitiated:
Eschewing such Condo Fucks originals as ‘Fuckin’ Gary Sandy’ and ‘Let’s Get Rid Of New Haven’, the trio – Georgia Condo (drums), Kid Condo (guitar), and James McNew (bass) – instead tear through covers of The Small Faces, Richard Hell, Beach Boys, Electric Eels, Troggs, Flaming Groovies and Slade classics in the style that previously won them so much acclaim from the Nutmeg State’s music journalists and radio programmers all those years ago.
Still not sure who these musicians are? You haven’t been paying attention. So shame on you. Continue reading
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Tagged #CS10, Andy Bodor, Antietam, Cake Shop, Concert, Condo Fucks, Georgia Hubley, Hoboken, Ira Kaplan, James McNew, Louisville, Lower East Side, Ludlow Street, Maxwell's, Nick Bodor, North Jersey, Speed the Plough, Yo La Tengo
Bang on a Can founder Michael Gordon introduces a performance of his composition “Exalted,” featuring the Young People’s Chorus of New York City and JACK Quartet, at the 2011 Bang on a Can Marathon. (Photo © 2011, Steven P. Marsh/willyoumissme.com)
Roomful of Teeth, Jherek Bischoff, Anonymous 4, So Percussion, more featured on 8-hour program
Head to the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place at the World Financial Center in lower Manhattan on Sunday afternoon for a fantastic exploration of New Music.
The 2014 edition of the annual Bang on a Can Marathon starts at 2 p.m. and runs through 10 p.m. You can come and go as you please, sampling everything from serious compositions by Bang on a Can‘s founding composers — Michael Gordon, Julia Wolfe, and David Lang — to works by rock band The National’s Bryce Dessner, along with performances by the inimitable Meredith Monk, Jherek Bischoff, So Percussion, and female vocal quartet Anonymous 4.
Tap or click here to see the full performance schedule.
This event is really a must to experience in person — you’ll see artists mingling with audience in chance encounters throughout the show, get to see and buy CDs and merchandise at the huge merch table, and maybe even take a break to go shopping in the urban mall.
And be sure to check out Found Sound Nation, which hosts its Street Studio – a mobile recording studio where anyone can spontaneously create and record original music!
If you can’t get there, you don’t have to miss out, though. It will be webcast in HD audio and videol.
Tap or click here to WATCH LIVE.
Posted in Concerts, Contemporary, Contemporary Classical, Free, Music, News
Tagged Bang on a Can Marathon, Bryce Dessner, Concert, David Lang, Free, Julia Wolfe, Meredith Monk, Michael Gordon, New Music, Roomful of Teeth, Winter Garden