Ariel Panero Memorial Show, Featuring Tough Knuckles, Class Actress, and Tony Castles, Set For February 4-5 at Death By Audio


It was just a month ago that NYC lost Ariel Panero, the audacious 25-year-old promoter and musician known for throwing shows Damon Dash’s basement in Tribeca, performing in the band Tough Knuckles, managing Grooms, and generally being a warm and ubiquitous presence in the local DIY scene. Friends and family said their private farewells at a December remembrance in Park Slope; now comes the more public goodbye, in the fitting form of two nights of DIY shows at Death By Audio. Cyrus Lubin, who used to work with Ariel on the Famous Class label, passes along the details:


Come out and celebrate the life of our friend & help raise money to print the new 11 track Tough Knuckles record.

Day 1-DEATH BY AUDIO 2/4/11
Powers (Anna & Pat of These Are Powers)
Snakes Say Hiss
Tony Castles
Skeletons (string quartet)
+ DJ Mr. A*OK

Day 2-DEATH BY AUDIO 2/5/11
Class Actress
Regal Degal
Tough Knuckles Band

Pay $8 at the door or $15 to get in plus we’ll mail you a limited edition copy of the Tough Knuckles album on white vinyl (includes download codes) when its printed in late Feb.

You can check out the Facebook page for the show here. Many members of the above acts, from Grooms’ Travis Johnson to Anna and Pat of These Are Powers and Lubin himself, remembered Panero in this space back in December. Last time we can remember Snakes Say Hiss and Tough Knuckles playing together at Death By Audio, Jim Jones showed up. Ariel was creative like that:

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 10, 2011

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