What would you rather do on your Saturdays this summer when you want to work up a sweat to some cutting-edge music, close yourself off in some dank, claustrophobic club or soak up the rays in the open air at MoMA PS1’s annual Warm Up? Fortunately, you can do both if you want, but if the latter is among your choices, you’ll need to know that the 2015 lineup has been announced.
As always, you can expect live performances and DJ sets by a bountiful mix of vets and up-and-comers both homegrown and international. Tiga, Nicky Siano, Bauer, and Moritz Von Onswald are just a few of the names you’ll find on this year’s roster.
And there’s more to the Warm Up experience than the music, of course. This being a MoMA presentation, the visual arts will be represented too, with an installation from Andrés Jaque, and you’ll be able to soak up some cocktails and scarf up some food right there in the courtyard courtesy of the M. Wells Dinette. Just don’t forget to stock up on sunscreen — this is still a New York City summer we’re talking about here, and you wouldn’t want the Warm Up to turn into a Burn Up. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 day-of — you’ll find more info at the website. Continue Reading →
Elusive, political and highly influential Detroit techno collective Underground Resistance, which formed in the late 1980s under the direction of Jeff Mills and “Mad” Mike Banks, will perform and participate in “ALLGOLD Presents: Underground – An Indefinite Community?,” a panel discussion at artist collective ALLGOLD’s residency program run by members Kevin Beasley, Inva Çota, Golnaz Esmaili and Stephen Decker on December 14, 2014 at The Print Shop at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, NY.
A live performance and discussion by Detroit based musical collective Underground Resistance is accompanied by performances from Gen Ken Montgomery (Generations Unlimited), with Benton C Bainbridge, Andrea Beeman and Sean Julian and Charles Cohen. These performances are interspersed by discussion about underground platforms with Sohrab Mohebbi (Redcat In LA), Danna Vajda, and the volunteers of Spectacle Theater (Brooklyn).The event continues in the Print Shop with performances by Arcane Device, Unguent and Tommy Birchett.
1 PM – ALLGOLD 1:10 PM – Gen Ken Montgomery with The Enchantress of Bioluminosity (Andrea Beeman), Sean Julian and Benton C Bainbridge 1:40 PM – ALLGOLD 1:45 PM – Sohrab Mohebbi and Danna Vajda 2:25 PM – ALLGOLD 2:30 PM – Spectacle Theater 3:35 PM – Underground Resistance 5:20 PM – Charles Cohen with Benton C Bainbridge
6 PM – Conrad Schnitzler Films with Sean Julian (Generations Unlimited Label Mix) 7 PM – Arcane Device 8 PM – Unguent 9 PM – Tommy Birchett
As gentrification sweeps across New York City, forcing art spaces and clubs like Glasslands to close, thank goodness MoMA PS1, is continuing to curate and foster exceptional underground music programming beyond its annual summer Warm Up series.
Check the video below and see UR live and direct at PS1 back in 2012.