Neon Marshmallow Festival To Come To New York City In October
The Neon Marshmallow Festival has been bringing a wide array of acts that fall under the "experimental music" banner to Chicago for a few years now, and it's apparently time for expansion; Peter Margasak at the Chicago Reader reports that the fest will hold its inaugural New York installment at Public Assembly in Williamsburg from October 14 to October 16. (Margasak's piece on the fest's 2010 installment provides a bit of context: "Neon Marshmallow is unique in its devotion to the deep underground, where ultralimited cassette releases are the primary currency. The DIY aesthetic binds the sprawling lineup together more than any musical commonality--the artists performing cover a wide spectrum, from harsh noise to free jazz to warped pop to murky ambient to electroacoustic improvisation.") Three-day passes are available on the Public Assembly site for the low price of $60, which seems like even more of a bargain when you factor in the hour of free-flowing vodka on Friday and Saturday. A list of currently confirmed performers after the jump.
Performers: Tim Hecker Rhys Chatham Grouper Phill Niblock Alan Licht Mark Fell Loren Connors Kevin Drumm Phoenecia Rene Hell Blues Control James Ferraro The Men Xeno & Oaklander La Big Vic Palmetto Moon Electronic Group Mandelbrot & Skyy Forma Joe Lentini Ryley Walker
DJs: Veronica Vasicka Spinoza Ric Leichtung Emilie Friedlander
Visuals: Yr Friend Matthew EyeBodega John Williams & Rebecca Gaffney
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