Last Night Vol04: Sam Mickens’ Ecstatic Showband & Revue

Sam Mickens played the Silent Barn last night. Below is footage of him covering Bowie and a few of his own jams.

Kayfabe: Game of Death was at Death By Audio

Sam Mickens brought his new performance piece titled “Kayfabe: Game of Death” to Death by Audio last Saturday and Sunday. Below is a recording of Saturday’s premiere.

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Sam Mickens' "Kayfabe: Game of Death": Sat & Sun at Death by Audio

If you are looking for something DIFFERENT this weekend then check out the info below. We have no clue what to expect, but something tells me that it is going to rule hard.

Brooklyn-based artist Sam Mickens presents his new performance work, “Kayfabe: Game of Death” at Death by Audio Saturday, November 6th & Sunday, November 7th, MMX.

A brutal reveille for this new phase of his NY-based performance work, “Kayfabe: Game of Death” sprung, fully grown and armored, from Mickens’ recent obsessions with and voluminous research into the professional wrestling and wrestlers from the era of his youth and, further, from the larger concept worlds that thread through and explode from that of professional wrestling. Also integrating thematic elements from Mickens’ longstanding obsession with the Rev. Jim Jones & his Peoples Temple, as well as a Homeric sense of poetic sweep, the piece will utilize elements of dramatic text, song, modern movement, video, and less definable modes to deliver a raw smackdown of avant pageantry.

Featuring:
Cleo Fishel | Laurel Jones | Charlie Looker | Alexis Marcelo | Noah Mickens | Sam Mickens | Mike Pride | Steven Reker | Alan Sutherland | and others

“Kayfabe: Game of Death” at Death by Audio [49 S. 2nd St., Brooklyn, NY]
Saturday Nov. 6th & Sunday Nov. 7th at 8pm
$10-15 sliding scale. Noone will be turned away for lack of funds,
though seating will be limited.

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