Archive for August, 2016

Swans touring The Glowing Man came home to Brooklyn for last show on East Coast Tour. Noise musician Okkyung Lee opened.

Okkyung Lee

 

Swans

Swans are:
Michael Gira – guitar, vocals
Christoph Hahn – guitar, lap steel guitar
Paul Walfisch – vibes, dulcimer, keyboards
Christopher Pravdica – bass guitar
Phil Puleo – drums, percussion, dulcimer
Norman Westberg – guitar

In the neighborhood of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, Ty Segall’s new punk band, Goggs played in Brooklyn for the first time on July 22 along with locals Cheena and Surfbort.

Cheena

Cheena is Walker Behl, Margaret Chardiet, Keegan Dakkar, Logan Montana, and Eugene Terry.

 

Surfbort

Surfbort is Dani Miller – vocals, Alex Kilgore – guitarist, Sean Powell – drummer and Charlie Wimberley – guitarist/vocals

 

Goggs

More summer fun on a Saturday afternoon at Union Pool…okay, it rained so the show went inside, but still a fun one with Wall and Surfbort.

Surfbort

Surfbort is Dani Miller – vocals, Alex Kilgore – guitarist, Sean Powell – drummer and Charlie Wimberley – guitarist/vocals

 

Wall

WALL is Vanessa Gomez, Vince McClelland, Elizabeth Skadden, Samantha York

I took a day visiting Long Island City to see Alanna Heiss, FORTY features the works of over 40 artists who participated in the 1970s alternative art spaces movement. Here is some of what I saw.

FORTY features work by Cecile Abish, Laurie Anderson, Carl Andre, Richard Artschwager, John Baldessari, Jennifer Bartlett, Lynda Benglis, James Bishop, Daniel Buren, Colette, Ron Gorchov, Dan Graham, Robert Grosvenor, Marcia Hafif, David Hammons, Jene Highstein, Nancy Holt, Bill Jensen, Richard “Dickie” Landry, Barry Le Va, Sol LeWitt, Gordon Matta-Clark, John McCracken, Mary Miss, Max Neuhaus, Richard Nonas, Brian O’Doherty, Dennis Oppenheim, Nam June Paik, Howardena Pindell, Robert Ryman, Alan Saret, Joel Shapiro, Judith Shea, Charles Simonds, Keith Sonnier, Pat Steir, Michelle Stuart, Lawrence Weiner, Doug Wheeler, Jackie Winsor, and Robert Yasuda.

Some are pictured above plus Vito Acconci.

Jaap Blonk touring the USA to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Dada brought his voice to Trans-Pecos in Ridgewood and collaborated with Gil Kuno, Elliott Sharp and Ches Smith on July 5, 2015.

Deerhoof performed a sick concert at Market Hotel in Bushwick last June, starting off on their long tour after not being on the road for awhile. As an added treat, C. Spencer Yeh performed some amazing noise along with Ava Luna.

C Spencer Yeh

 

Ava Luna is Ethan Bassford, Felicia Douglass, Julian Fader, Carlos Hernandez, Becca Kauffman

The Magic

Deerhoof is John Dieterich, Satomi Matsuzaki, Ed Rodriguez and Greg Saunier.

Sun Ra Akestra directed by Marshall Allen (92 years old) came to Union Pool in Brooklyn for a free concert last June.

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