Independent music festival All Tomorrow’s Parties is going strong at Pier 36 on the East River all weekend long. Bahram Foroughi, whose photos you’ve seen on The Lo-Down from time-to-time, is documenting the festival happenings for us. ATP moved to the Lower East Side this year following a stint in Asbury Park. The event, “I’ll Be Your Mirror,” is being co-curated by Greg Dulli of the Afghan Whigs and ATP founder Barry Hogan, who we interviewed the other day.
The headliner last night was rising R&B star Frank Ocean, fresh off his Saturday Night Live gig. But ATP is nothing if not eclectic, so there were lots of highlights, including a fairly brief cross-generational performance by Phillip Glass and Tyondai Braxton. Also showcased was ear-splitting Providence-based band Lightning Bolt, a duo known for mixing it up in the crowd rather than staying on stage.
Also featured last night: Edan the Deejay, spinning everything from Middle Eastern rhythms to the Talking Heads. And, as a reminder that ATP is not just about music, there was also a comedy lineup headlined by Janeane Garofalo.
“I’ll be Your Mirror” continues today and tomorrow. Here’s today’s lineup:
Festival opens – 12.00pm
Afterhours – 1.00pm-1.45pm
Vetiver – 2.15pm-3.00pm
Joseph Arthur – 3.30pm-4.15pm
Dirty Three – 4.45pm-5.30pm
The Antlers – 6.15pm-7.00pm
Mark Lanegan Band – 7.45pm-8.30pm
The Afghan Whigs – 9.15pm-10.30pm
The Roots – 11.00pm-12.15am
Emeralds – 1.15pm-2.00pm
Scrawl – 2.30pm-3.15pm
Charles Bradley – 4.00pm-4.45pm
The Dirtbombs – 5.30pm-6.15pm
JEFF The Brotherhood – 7.00pm-7.45pm
Jose Gonzalez – 8.30pm-9.15pm
Queen Of Hearts:
Book Club with Laphams Quarterly w/ special guests Evan Michelson & Mike Zohn discussing ‘Geek Love’ – 3.00pm
Rock’n’Roll Bingo & Book Bingo w/ Lord Sinclair – 5.00pm
Films On Queen Of Hearts:
Night of the Hunter – 1.00pm
(Film To Be Announced At Event) – 2.45pm
Something Wild – 4.45pm
King of Marvin Gardens – 7.00pm
Dazed & Confused – 9.00pm
(Film To Be Announced At Event) – 11.00pm
+ DJ Questlove
Single day tickets are available at the festival entrance at Pier 36 (Montgomery Street).