Last night All Hands Electric held a CMJ showcase at Union Pool. Virginia Plain and Zachary Cale footage is below. If I’m not totally mistaken, this was Virgina Plain’s stage debut, and a very promising one at that.
Last year, Pitchfork joined in CMJ festivities by throwing their own free one-day music showcase in the form of the #Offline festival. And while Kanye may not make a surprise appearance in their 2011 parties, the online music magazine will at least entertain two boroughs with some amazing bands.
So if you can’t wait till the new festival Pitchfork Presents : Forms in February, then check out Pitchfork’s TWO contributions this Saturday, October 22:
Performances by AraabMuzik / Eric Copeland / Grimes / Xeno & Oaklander / Trash Talk / Light Asylum / Prince Rama / FORMA / Dive / Teengirl Fantasy
DJ sets from Awesome Tapes From Africa / Weird Magic / Todd Pendu / Main Attrakionz / Ayshay
New Museum Theater, Lobby and Sky Room
235 Bowery, New York
$20 Members / $25 Non-Members
Thees Uhlmann’s new promotional video for “Jay-Z sings us a song” features random New Yorkers trying to pronounce the unpronounceable. I particularly dig ‘air dumming’ dude and Michael Jackson.
Usually to have the pleasure of seeing a band play a classic album live, you need to wait years after the album is released and it’s had some time to marinate in the collective conscious. Fucked Up don’t want to wait that long. Nor should they! This year’s David Comes to Life is big enough, epic enough and already gunning for classic album status.
On November 14, the band will play all 18 songs from David Comes to Life for the first time, live and in the round, at Le Poisson Rouge. Joining them will be fellow ambitious post-punk rockers Titus Andronicus. Get tickets here. This is one of the most exciting shows happening in 2011.
Every year, intrepid Ph.D. students face off in a high-stakes competition for honor, glory, and the intermingling of science and art. The goal: Dance your Ph.D. thesis….
The dissertation research began with a two-choice, forced-interval experiment in which 29 humans were asked to rate isolated sounds from most to least percussive. The sound characteristic of rise time was found to be the most correlated with percussion of the characteristics tested. The experiment is represented in the dance by the first two interactions between Alain and Shiny, during which Shiny expresses his inability to correctly choose the stronger percussion sound.
… The final stage of the dissertation research was to use the detection algorithm with real-world music to discover self-similarity in the percussion patterns. By using auto-correlation analysis, the detection algorithm can be used to time the repetition and near repetition in music percussion. Shiny demonstrates the self-similarity of the music by several final repetitve dance moves, repeating appropriately at the time scale of beats, measures, and phrases.