Arto Lindsay performs at the New Museum on Friday.
“Anti-New Wave, No Wave, Punk Jazz, Noise Rock...” Ah, the good old days on the Lower East Side. The 1980′s: when experimental music was commonplace and groups like the Lounge Lizards, DNA and Ambitious Lovers (born of the neighborhood) could be seen playing on any given night in any given dive bar or club. If you are nostalgic for this period, are a music aficionado, or just want to hear some really cool sounds, Arto Lindsay, a member of all three of the aforementioned groups, will be performing selections from his entire career this Friday as part of the New Museum‘s “Get Weird” series. The performance is also in conjunction with the Museum’s exhibition, “Come Closer: Art Around the Bowery, 1969–1989.”
This month’s “Get Weird” experimental jam session at the New Museum on Thursday will include a George Condo costume contest, accompanied by the Australian psychedelic band Naked On The Vague. Dress up as your favorite Condo painting and win a special prize package including a copy of the exhibition catalogue autographed by George Condo, a New Museum Membership and a Naked On The Vague T-shirt. Costumes will be judged by Massimiliano Gioni, Director of Exhibitions for the New Museum.
Here are musician Ken Beasley’s top music picks on the Lower East Side this weekend:
CHRIS RIFFLE – Thursday, Dec. 09 | 8PM at The Living Room
West-Coaster Chris Riffle, has made the big move, and set up shop in the East Village. The multi-instrumentalist has also capitalized on momentum brought on by opening for bands like Death Cab For Cutie, and recently being nominated for a Grammy for his 2nd album, “Introducing…”
Experimental musician/composer/electronic engineer/performance artist Tarek Atoui will be back at The New Museum tonight performing in their monthly series, Get Weird: Experimental and Freaky Jams.