Transpacific Sound Paradise and the HONK NYC! festival present HONK NYC! in NJ!
HONK NYC! And WFMU's Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob W bring HONK
NYC! international brass band mayhem to NJ!
Join us for an over-the-top international activist brass band
performance spectacle. Marching band music like you've never imagined,
plus off-kilter dance routines, twisted baton-twirling, absurdist
acrobatics, hysterical histrionics, and high school marching
formations from an alternate universe!
Featuring: Radio Kaizman + Les Muses Tanguent (France) + Chaotic Noise
(Seattle) + Environmental Encroachment (Chicago) + Himlayas (NY)
The ticket price supports WFMU's new public performance space Monty
Hall and HONK NYC!
HONK NYC! - http://www.honknyc.com/ - is the after-party to the
Boston-area's unrivaled annual HONK! Festival of Activist Street Bands
http://www.honkfest.org/ . HONK NYC! is a multi-day spectacle of
street music and pageantry across the NYC metro area.
In addition to buying tickets for our WFMU HONK NYC! show on Thurs.
Oct 16th, you can pitch in to HONK NYC's Kickstarter campaign which
ends in just a few days:
More about the HONK! Phenomenon:
Across the country and around the world, a new type of street band is
emerging. Acoustic and mobile, borrowing repertoire and inspiration
from a diverse set of folk music traditions New Orleans second line
brass bands, European Klezmer, Balkan and Romani music, Brazilian Afro
Bloc and Frevo traditions, as well as the passion and spirit of Mardi
Gras and Carnival these "honkers" all share a commitment to several
core principles. Metaphorically speaking, they honk their horns for
the same reasons motorists honk theirs: to arouse fellow travelers, to
warn of danger, to celebrate milestones, and to just plain have fun.
About the bands:
Radio Kaizman is one of the newer entries into France's massive brass
band or "Fanfare" scene. The Lyonnaise band is "deeply inspired by
urban sonorities, by the groove and rhythm of New Orleans marching
bands, accentuated by slight notes of swing and Latin influences...
steered by spellbinding feminine voices, with veritable heatwaves
vibrating the room and engulfing the senses."
Les Muses Tanguent: From the streets of Paris, the women of Les Muses
Tanguent have followed their dream to radicalize the French Chanson
and reinterpret jazz, pop, rhythm and blues, and other traditions.
Chaotic Noise Marching Corps is a Seattle based renegade marching band
that is dedicated to "keeping the tradition of music, performance,
energy, havok, discipline and sheer stupid fun alive in Seattle's
streets." Chaotic Noise produces high energy shows using a wide
variety of musical genres.
Environmental Encroachment (EE) from Chicago creates distinctive
entertainment environments. Performances can include costumes, live
music, parades, fire spinning, hula hoops, antics, and audience
interaction. EE's music uses Latin, North African, and traditional
American rhythms. Songs are folkloric fusions, classics and our
creations inspired from New Orleans Second Line, Jazz and Rock.
Himalayas is a marching band experience like no other. Preferring to
play on the street and have its audience participate in the show, they
play anywhere & anytime and have been known to play on bridges,
mountain tops, beaches, in elevators, on grammy nominated records, on
huge uptown stages & in dinky downtown clubs.
43 Montgomery St.
Jersey City, NJ 07302
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|