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Open Call: Exhibitions + Main Spaces

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We are currently seeking proposals for Group Exhibitions in our gallery space, Solo Projects + Installations in our gallery space, and short-term Main Spaces Projects!

Review the guidelines for open calls for gallery exhibitions and projects in our main spaces, and apply by April 15! We are also accepting proposals on a rolling basis for Open Capacity – our space support program for artists and organizers.

Take a look at our proposal page for full details and guidelines.

Submit your proposal here.

BangOn!NYC New Years Eve ‘Time + Space’ with Claude VonStroke

New Years Eve ‘Time + Space’ with Claude VonStroke

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Yaeji

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PopGun Presents: Yaeji

One More – The Tour

withs Support from:
Victoria Sin & Shy One
NK Badtz Maru b2b Phoneg1rl

8 PM // $25-30 ADV, $35 DOS // 18+

TICKETS ON SALE FRI 8/3 @ 11AM➟ https://yaeji.eventbrite.com

Watch Yaeji’s video for “Raingurl”: https://youtu.be/_3T8KznhThQ

Yaeji’s music is an invitation into an intimate, healing, world exploring cultural identity and self-reflection through dreamlike house productions that morph from whispery confessionals to dancefloor burners. Born in Queens, NY to South Korean parents, Yaeji repatriated to Seoul shortly after, where she spent her formative years attending school, learning Korean and English side-by-side. Yaeji returned to America to study fine arts, east asian studies, and communication design at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Throughout her studies, Yaeji made a home for herself at the college radio station, where she was introduced to the local underground electronic music community and seminal club nights like Hot Mass, all formative experiences leading to her fascination with dance music production. With her fully-fledged music obsession in tow, Yaeji moved back to her birth city after graduation and began cultivating her own community of artists and DJs in Brooklyn’s local dance scene while recording music of her own. Yaeji’s first musical offering, her self-titled Yaeji EP, found the producer merging her club influences with songwriting and hazy raps flitting between Korean and English. Most recently, Yaeji followed up her debut with EP2, featuring singles “Drink I’m Sippin On” and “Raingurl.” EP2 marks Yaeji’s ascendance as a singular and leading voice in dance, hip-hop and avant-pop music.

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SOUQ Festival 2018

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SOUQ Festival is coming to NYC with Viken Arman, Stavroz, Sainte Vie, Crussen, and more on Friday, October 26th.

For their first time in New York City, they are joined by none other than Brooklyn-based Akumandra for a world-class musical collaboration and a two-room Halloween experience at Knockdown Center. Expect the unexpected, as they transform the space into a bazaar for one night only.

Together we create the greatest circus of all.
Close your eyes and see the future.

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LINE UP

❍ – SOUQ Room:

● Viken Arman (Live)
● Stavroz (live)
● Feathered Sun (live)
● SORÄ

❍ – Akumandra Room:

● Sainte Vie (live)
● Crussen
● Mateo
● Eli

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SET + IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE by A Forest Dark

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❍ – MYSTERIES & HAPPENINGS

● Smoke, mirrors & illusions abound
● Fortune tellers & magical potions
● Circus acts & performers seen all around
● Follow the light at the end of the tunnel

♦ Ṩ ♦ ounds like the imaginary souk in your head
♦ O ♦ n all the charming melodies and emotions
♦ U ♦ nravelling your craziest dreams
♦ Ϙ ♦ uestioning the red light of the horizon

❍ – MARKETPLACE & VENDORS

● Henna & Body Painting

● Crystal Ball & Tarot Readings

● Face Painting (All That Glitters)

● Noya Magic

● Tiff Porter Style

● LunaRa design

● Atlas Woven: Moroccan Wool Rugs + Eternal Leathers

+ more TBA

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#SOUQFestival #Akumandra

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Neon Gold X

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Neon Gold Records celebrates their 10th Anniversary as a label this September, bringing together an all star lineup culled from their family tree of award-winning artists in New York City on September 29th. Held across two stages at The Knockdown Center (off of the L train Jefferson stop), the celebration will feature live performances from Neon Gold artists:

The Knocks
MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS

St. Lucia (Acoustic Set) ***JUST ADDED***

BROODS
Matt Maeson
Alex Winston
LPX
Your Smith + more!

Tickets start at $50, with VIP tickets priced at $120. More information available here: http://bit.ly/NeonGoldX

The show marks Marina’s first US performance since 2015 and will be The Knocks’ only NYC live performance of the year!

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TV On The Radio plays ‘Dear Science’

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TV On The Radio celebrates the 10 year anniversary of their classic album ‘Dear Science’ at Knockdown Center, Thursday, September 20th.

TV on the Radio has been called “one of the most compelling American rock and roll stories of the modern age” (BBC), “the most innovative band on the planet” (AV Club) and simply “superb” (Rolling Stone), proving themselves to be one of the most influential bands of the decade. The band consistently confounds expectations while managing to balance respect from critics and peers alike. Their albums grace national ‘best of’s’ and ‘year-end’ lists, including their latest record Seeds (Harvest), topping New York Time’s Jon Pareles’ Best Albums of 2014 list. Their live show has been dubbed, “sexy nerdiness letting go in a controlled blast of unleashed energy” (The Boston Globe).

They’re influential, in their prime, they’re TV on the Radio, and they’ve established themselves as defining musicians of this generation. Seeds serves as another step in continuing to heed their reputation as “the most vital, current band in America” (Associated Press).

Prior to Seeds, TV On The Radio’s 2011 Nine Types of Light, was deemed “pure heaven” by the cherubs at Rolling Stone, earning the band a Grammy® nomination. Dear Science was voted #1 by fans in Pitchfork’s Reader’s Poll and the #1 album in the Village Voice’s Pazz and Jop poll, composed of reviews by more than 800 critics. Following the love the records received, the band went on to grace the stages of Saturday Night Live and The Colbert Report. Earlier records, Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes and Return To Cookie Mountain stole the hearts of fans and critics alike just the same, winning the Shortlist Music Prize and Spin’s Album of the Year respectively.

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Ski Mask the Slump God

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with special guests Bandhunta Izzy, Danny Towers, and DJ Scheme

GA: $25 Advanced / $30 Day of Show

VIP: SOLD OUT

VIP Includes:

  • Official Ski Meets World Tour T-shirt
  • Exclusive to the tour Slump God Bandana
  • Slump God Towel
  • Signed Poster
  • Photo + Meet & Greet w Ski Mask the Slump God

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Soundtrack

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Join us for an evening of performances and DJ sets by participating artists from “Soundtrack,” a new work of collaborative sound art initiated by Mel Chin with Jace Clayton (aka DJ /rupture) in conjunction with the exhibition Mel Chin: All Over the Place on view now at the Queens Museum!

FEATURING:
DJ /rupture (http://www.jaceclayton.com/)
Ushka (https://thanushka.com/)
Atropolis (https://soundcloud.com/atropolis)
DJ Aaron (https://soundcloud.com/dj-aaron-the-mix-king)

Presented by Queens Museum and No Longer Empty as part of Mel Chin: All Over the Place, local artists, including L’Rain, DJ Aaron, Ushka and Atropolis, and Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe have transformed field recordings from the routes of the 1, 5, 7, E and F trains into compositions that bridge the mechanical and the human.

From Eastchester in the Bronx to Brooklyn’s Coney Island, the far West Side of Manhattan to Flushing Meadows Corona Park, the commissioned works use the sounds of the city’s transit system. The artists’ interpretations capture more than sounds of the city, they weave its ethos and creative potential into one of the most practical components of daily life: the commute. The commissioned works are woven into a single mix that extends the entire length of this daily route. The mix also features novelists Jennifer Marie Brissett and Eugene Lim reading from their works.

To stream or download Soundtrack click here.

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