James Murphy and the Future Sounds of NYC’s Subway

James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem has been working toward his longtime vision of making the NYC subway system a more musical experience. Here he is talking about it in a recent interview on WQXR.

 

and here is a short film that sums up the project, which has recently received sponsorship from Heineken.

We Like It Like That – The Story of Latin Boogaloo – Wed, Aug 5, 6

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We Like It Like That – The Story of Latin Boogaloo
Mathew Ramirez Warren, USA, 2014, DCP, 81m

Wednesday, August 5, 8:30pm Walter Reade Theater – tickets
Boogaloo—which fuses R&B, doo-wop, and soul with mambo and other Caribbean styles and polyrhythms—is a vibrant sound that originated on the streets of New York in the 1950s and ’60s and went on to move hips all around the world. Reflective of the civil-rights struggles happening at the time, these scrappy teenage musicians openly challenged the powers that be and record labels representing buttoned-up Latin artists (who later collaborated to squash the movement). This fascinating piece of musical history is told through rare concert footage and visits to the old neighborhood with living legends Johnny Colon, Bobby Marin, and Joe Bataan.
Lincoln Center Out of Doors – We Like It Like That! A Boogaloo Celebration with Joe Bataan, Ray Lugo and the Boogaloo Destroyers and special guests Richie Ray and Pete Rodriguez

Thursday, August 6, 7:00 pm at Damrosch Park – Free
Lincoln Center Out of Doors is hosting We Like It Like That! A Boogaloo Celebration with Joe Bataan, Ray Lugo and the Boogaloo Destroyers and special guests Richie Ray and Pete Rodriguez, ABAKUÁ Afro-Latin Dance Company, & DJ Turmix on Thursday, August 6, 7:00 pm at Damrosch Park. More information at lcoutofdoors.org

 

 

Steve Reich App to Improve Your Rhythm

Steve Reich has just released a free rhythm game app on the iTunes store called “Steve Reich’s Clapping Music” which allows you to compete for a chance to perform live with his ensemble!

You can read more about here.

And check out the app here.

MOMENT NYC Ensemble, PS 110 years – Lower Eats Side!

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MOMENT was proud to bring the MOMENT NYC Ensemble to PS110 to help celebrate their 110th year! The event was also host to the first annual Lower “Eats” Side – a food festival that celebrates the wide range of cultures, and their delicious foods, that call the Lower East Side home – showcasing over 30 countries’ cuisines. The MOMENT NYC Ensemble played select music from the long musical history of NYC and enjoyed some great food too!

Max’s Kansas City Reunion 2015

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The legendary NYC venue Max’s Kansas City is celebrating its 50th anniversary from June 4-7 at Bowery Electric

June 4th – All-star Jayne County tribute, Jahn Xavier & the Bowerytones, The Sick F*cks, Ruby & the Rednecks, The Magic Tramps, Zecca and The Black Cats NYC, with MC Jimi Lalumia and DJ Mojo, and cameos by Miachael Alago and Yvonne Sewal.

June 5th – The Waldos, Testors (the original lineup featuring Sonny Vincent), New York Junk, Luigi & the Wiseguys and Love Pirates, with Bill Popp & the Tapes playing in the Map Room. MC Jimi Lalumia’s role is reprised, this time with DJ Rob Select, and there will be cameos by Steve Dior and Tammy Faye Starlight reprising her acclaimed off-broadway performance as Nico.

June 6 – Pure Hell, Sea Monster, Puma Perl & Friends and Joey Kelly All Stars, with Martin John Butler in the Map Room. MC Jimi Lalumia, DJ Mojo, and a cameo by Tammy Faye Starlight as Nico once again.

June 7 – Nelson Slater, Prima Donna, The Rattlers, 4 on the Floor, Deborah Front, Hipp Pipps, The Flashcubs, MC Jimi Lalumia, DJ Twig the Wonder Kid, and a cameo by Penny Arcade

All four nights will be hosted by Peter Crowley. Tickets for all four shows, and a four-night pass, are on sale now. There will also be after hour parties at Arlene’s Grocery

Contact Arlene’s for advance tickets to max’s after hours at Arlene’s Grocery, Friday and Saturday, 11pm to 3:30am. $10. (No passes)

 

MOMENT NYC MPFT Grant Approved!

We just received word that our application for funding from the Musicians Performance Trust Fund, American Federation of Musicians was approved through Local 802.

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