15 August 2010

Warm Up Music Series @ MoMA PS1 - Queens

14 August 2010
If you're one of those Manhattan-ites who never leave, or even dare travel north of 14th Street, I'm going to say you have to trek to Long Island City for this one. Jump on the 7 train to Queens (it's only one stop out of Manhattan) and get over to MoMA PS1's Warm Up. Celebrating its 12th year, the outdoor music series happens ten Saturdays out of the summer bringing together live bands, performances, and DJs. The venue transforms into a scene reminiscent of "musical summer camp" where people of all ages can enjoy the musical acts for the day dancing atop stability balls, laying in hammocks, lounging in a sand pit or just grooving in the plaza. Food and alcohol are available and your $15 admission allows you the option to check out the museum. However, you don't really have to go indoors to view the art because the courtyard itself is an installation space. Warm Up collaborates with the annual Young Architects Program displaying the architectural piece "Pole Dance," created by the architectural firm Solid – Objectives Idenburg Liu (SO – IL).

On this past Saturday, those willing to leave Manhattan were joined by the decks of Philly's own ?uestlove, representing The Legendary Roots Crew, Treasure Fingers of Fool's Gold Records, a performance by These are Powers, and a DJ set by Brooklyn's Kingdom. Unfortunately, there are only three weekends left for the 2010 series and I recommend - trust. Check after the photos for more information.

August 21st
Peter Zummo Ensemble / New York (live)
Glissandro 70 / Constellation, Toronto, Canada (DJ set)
Peter Gordon & Love of Life Orchestra / DFA Records, New York (live)
Tim Sweeney / Beats In Space, New York (DJ set)

August 28th
Big Freedia / New Orleans Sissy Bounce, New Orleans (live)
DJ Rusty Lazer / New Orleans (DJ set)
DJ Rashad / Juke Trax/Movel Trax/Ghettophiles, Chicago (DJ set)
GHE20 GOTHIK DJs Venus X and Brenmar / Brooklyn, New York (DJ set)

September 4th

Holy Ghost! / DFA Records, New York (live)
House of House / Whatever We Want, New York (DJ set)
Plus Special Guests TBA

Hours and Directions
Opening July 3, Warm Up 2010 will be held for ten consecutive weeks, each Saturday through September 4, from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

MoMA PS1 is located at 22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46th Avenue in Long Island City, Queens, across the Queensboro Bridge from midtown Manhattan. It is easily accessible by bus and subway. Traveling by subway, visitors should take either the E or M to 23 Street-Ely Avenue (note that the M does not run on weekends); the 7 to 45 Road-Courthouse Square; or the G to
Court Square or 21 Street-Van Alst. Visitors may also take the Q67 bus to Jackson and 46th Avenues or the B61 to Jackson Avenue. Visitors using public transportation are advised to check the MTA Weekend Service Advisory.


On Warm Up Saturdays, from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the admission fee to MoMA PS1 and Warm Up is $15. Included in this price is access to all exhibitions and Warm Up.

09 August 2010

August Fun Facts

09 August 2010
This August has 5 Sundays, 5 Mondays, and 5 Tuesdays. This only happens once in 823 years.

But, there are three Vivas Birthdays EVERY year. On that note, Happy 08/09/10!

08 August 2010

Mad Decent Block Party 2010 - New York

07 August 2010
Mad Decent took over South Street Seaport last Saturday infiltrating the normal crowd of tourists and mall go-ers at Pier 17. It was a lil' different from the row home-lined Philly edition last weekend, but I suppose "Mad Decent Pier Party" doesn't have the same ring to it. Daddy (of Mad Decent) Diplo, was absent this time around, but the lineup still had the crowd going cray. Closing out the long list of acts was Maluca, who despite the 8pm cut off, hyped the crowd till the very end with bottles of champagne and an a capella performance. No LA and Chi-Town for me, but I will be awaiting the block parties' return in 2011. For more, check out Mad Decent Block Party.