One Step Beyond at AMNH
Hey folks, as a I mentioned a little while ago, the One Step Beyond music series is returning to AMNH on Friday, January 20 with Dirty Projectors (DJ Set), Skinny Freidman, and Import/Export. As I also mentioned, there was a chance that I would be giving away tickets to the show and the good news is that that giveaway is now officially happening. I’ve got two pairs of tickets to give away to Friday night’s show, which also includes a free future general admission visit to the museum. Contest ends Friday, January 20 at noon and winners will be notified right away. For a chance to win tickets, fill out the contest entry form after the jump. All entrants must be 21 or older.
The Dirty Projectors DJ with Skinny Friedman and Import/Export at One Step Beyond at The American Museum of Natural History
Presented with Thrilllist Rewards
(New York, NY) The American Museum of Natural History continues the lauded series One Step Beyond on Friday, January 20th, 2012 from 9 PM – 1 AM. The Hall of the Universe comes alive with a headline DJ set by The Dirty Projectors with supporting DJ sets by Skinny Friedman and Import/Export. Space age visuals by Fuevoz (with VJs SeeJ and Benton-C) pierce the darkness while in the Hayden Planetarium, attendees can view the Tom Hanks narrated Passport to The Universe. Tickets are $25, which includes a free future visit to the museum (general admission). This event will sell out, so get your tickets early at www.amnh.org/osb.
Dirty Projectors DJ SET (Domino)
In 2002 David Longstreth released The Graceful Fallen Mango under his own name. A year later, The Glad Fact reintroduced his experimental rock project as “Dirty Projectors,” a moniker he’s kept longer than any particular lineup. Longstreth and a revolving cast of collaborators have since released four full lengths, a compilation of cassettes, and three EPs: From The Getty Address’s electro-infused Don Henley-themed opera to Rise Above’s rewriting of Black Flag’s Damaged from memory (grafting of African musical ideas to punk rock fantasies), Longstreth has, in the words of Battles’ Tyondai Braxton, “forged his own path with authority and an inexhaustible urgency.”
Album five, Bitte Orca, is Dirty Projectors’ most complete effort to date. Reprising the lineup of Amber Coffman (vocals, guitar), Angel Deradoorian (vocals, keyboard, guitar, bass), and drummer Brian Mcomber from 2007’s Rise Above, Bitte Orca also adds bassist Nat Baldwin and vocalist Haley Dekle to the fold, resulting in what sounds like Dirty Projectors’ first fully collaborative band record.
For more information, please see dirtyprojectors.net
Skinny Friedman (Young Robots)
With a decade of experience and moderate ADHD, Skinny Friedman’s trademark is his ability to span genres in both his sets and his production. After cutting his teeth in the St. Louis hip-hop scene in college, Skinny returned east to start the anything-goes Philadelphyinz party in Philadelphia with DJ Apt One. The duo built their name mixing rap hits, house classics and weird rare disco into something coherent. He has shared stages with Tittsworth, Das Racist, Wale, Juan Maclean, Cosmo Baker, Treasure Fingers, XXXChange and recent Maybach Music signee Stalley. His latest mix, “( . Y . )” was named MTV Hive’s “Mix of the Week.”
For more information, see philadelphyinz.com/skinny/
Brooklyn-based IMPORT/EXPORT, aka Handshake, is an accredited music nerd. Over the last decade he’s built wearable soundsystems, hacked video samplers, scraped together a degree in computer music, developed instruments controlled by pen tablets, and designed performance systems for virtual reality.
After spending 3 years working with generative music systems and producing dancehall tracks under the name ‘Unabomba’, in 2006 he released his first EP “Impresses Ladysmith Black Mambazo” with netlabel Auxprocess. Since then, he’s been hosting moustache parties as IMPORT/EXPORT and hosting comedy music podcast “The Flopcast” as one half of creep-funk electronic duo Sextoflop. Packing his homemade instruments as Handshake, he’s performed live with acts like Jimmy Edgar, Machinedrum, and Airborn Audio. As IMPORT/EXPORT, he has DJ’d alongside Michna, Sammy Bananas, Theophilus London, and Willy Joy.
The Rose Center for Earth and Space is one of the most beautiful public spaces in the world. Inside One Step Beyond, attendees can check out the Cullman Hall of the Universe and see artifacts of space and science, while the DJs and live acts provide suitably otherworldly experiences. Featuring extraordinary images from telescopes on the ground and in space and stunning, never-before-seen visualizations of physics-based simulations, the dazzling new Passport to The Universe launches visitors through space and time to experience the life and death of the stars in our night sky, including our own nurturing Sun. Tour familiar stellar formations, explore new celestial mysteries, and discover the fascinating, unfolding story that connects us all to the stars. Those who come along for the journey may never see the night sky in the same way again.
For all photo and media requests, please contact OW! at the above information. To stay on top of the latest news on the One Step Beyond event series, go to amnh.org/osb.
About the American Museum of Natural History:
The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific, educational, and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to explore and interpret human cultures and the natural world through a wide-reaching program of scientific research, education, and exhibitions. The Museum accomplishes this ambitious goal through its extensive facilities and resources. The institution houses 46 permanent exhibition halls, state-of-the-art research laboratories, one of the largest natural-history libraries in the western hemisphere, and a permanent collection of more than 30 million specimens and cultural artifacts. With a scientific staff of more than 200, the Museum supports research divisions in Anthropology, Paleontology, Invertebrate and Vertebrate Zoology, and the Physical Sciences. The Museum shares its treasures and discoveries with approximately four million onsite visitors from around the world each year. AMNH-produced exhibitions and Space Shows can currently be seen in venues on five continents, reaching an audience of millions. In addition, the Museum’s website, www.amnh.org, extends its collections, exhibitions, and educational programs to millions more beyond the Museum’s walls.
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