Mexican Summer Festival: Line-up to include Spiritualized, Ariel Pink, No Joy, Tamaryn & The Fresh & Onlys

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The label’s festival will take place in Red Hook on October 11 and 12:

Mexican Summer Five Year Festival – October 11th and 12th, 2013
Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Friday, October 11th
Doors: 7 PM
$25 Advance / $30 Day Of

Ariel Pink
Tamaryn
The Fresh & Onlys
Bobb Trimble’s Flying Spiders
Mike Wexler
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Saturday, October 12th
Doors: 3 PM
$35 Advance / $40 Day Of [Read more…]

PS22 Chorus Covers Ariel Pink

The adorable children’s chorus at PS22 in Staten Island is at it again, this time with an awesome cover of “Round and Round,” from Ariel Pink’s Haunted Grafitti. The only missing element here might be more boys in sequins, dresses and sunglasses… but hey, it still works pretty well. Why weren’t our elementary school music classes this cool?

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti played Fallon

With all those glitter shirts and pink tights and smooth jams, this really seems like the prom night we all would’ve loved. Ariel Pink and his Haunted Graffiti hit Fallon with “Round and Round” from Before Today. Ariel looks about as aloof as ever here, but it’s a great debut late-night performance.

Ariel Pink got weird, didn't get shut down

Night two under the big top at Lincoln Center was another perfect example of the Rock and Roll Circus organizers not knowing what they were getting themselves into. While Monday night was proof that punk rock was still alive, last night was an exercise in absurdity that seemed to catch the circus and the crowd off guard.

Showing up, it was obvious there were some people there with the NASCAR mentality. What if there’s another crash? What if lightning strikes twice and chaos breaks out again? But it looked like the heightened security and slightly (only slightly) upped organization in place were set up to prevent another incident like Japanther provided previously. Fortunately, last night was able to provide it’s own weird and unique experience that reminds us why we are into avant garde music in the first place.
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