Juan McLean to play PS1′s Summer Warm-Up
From PS1 Website:
Body & SOUL Ten-Year Reunion with Danny Krivit, Fran√ßois K. and Joe Claussell
The Idjut Boys (U-Star, Cottage, Tirk, London)
Phil South (No Ordinary Monkey, NYC)
Todd Terje (Full Pupp, Oslo, Norway)
Kudu ‚”live” (Nublu, NYC) Citizen Kane (APT, NYC)
A Guy Called Gerald ‚”live”(Sugoi, U.K. Berlin)
San Serac ‚”live” (Output, Boston) Derek Plaslaiko (Ghostly, NYC)
The Juan Maclean ‚”live” (DFA)
Adam X ‚”live” (Sonic Groove, NYC)
Jeffrey Sfire (Ghostly, NYC)
agn√®s b. Presents…
Rub-N-Tug (Eskimo, aNYthing)
Escort ‚”live” (NYC)
Mathew Johnson ‚”live” (Wagon Repair, Vancouver B.C.)
Beppe Loda (Afro-Cosmic, Italy)
Lee Douglas (Rong Music)
Jeremy Campbell (Tropical Computer System)
The Glimmers (Eskimo, Belgium)
+ a special guest
Carl Craig (Planet E, Detroit)
+ a special guest
On Warm Up Saturdays, from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the admission fee to P.S.1 and Warm Up is $10. Included in this price is access to all exhibitions and Warm Up. During this time, P.S.1 does not offer the $5 suggested admission or any other discounted admission rate.
On Warm Up Saturdays, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., museum admission is free.
Warm Up Season Pass and Advance Tickets
For the aficionados, the Warm Up Season Pass is available for purchase until July 7, 2006. The Pass is $100 and valid for all ten Saturdays in 2006 and admits the cardholder plus one guest.
Archive for June, 2006
This is the coolest story we’ve read in a while. [From Popular Science]
Nearly 50 tons of mysterious red particles showered India in 2001. Now the race is on to figure out what the heck they are
As bizarre as it may seem, the sample jars brimming with cloudy, reddish rainwater in Godfrey Louis’s laboratory in southern India may hold, well, aliens. In April, Louis, a solid-state physicist at Mahatma Gandhi University, published a paper in the prestigious peer-reviewed journal Astrophysics and Space Science in which he hypothesizes that the samples‚Äîwater taken from the mysterious blood-colored showers that fell sporadically across Louis’s home state of Kerala in the summer of 2001‚Äîcontain microbes from outer space.
Specifically, Louis has isolated strange, thick-walled, red-tinted cell-like structures about 10 microns in size. Stranger still, dozens of his experiments suggest that the particles may lack DNA yet still reproduce plentifully, even in water superheated to nearly 600ÀöF. (The known upper limit for life in water is about 250ÀöF.) So how to explain them? Louis speculates that the particles could be extraterrestrial bacteria adapted to the harsh conditions of space and that the microbes hitched a ride on a comet or meteorite that later broke apart in the upper atmosphere and mixed with rain clouds above India. If his theory proves correct, the cells would be the first confirmed evidence of alien life and, as such, could yield tantalizing new clues to the origins of life on Earth.
Despite fears, Clear Channel spin-off, Live Channel, manages to book some great shows. Too bad they’re not all free. TicketMaster (ugh) will be handling ticket sales instead of local outlets:
7/29 – Bloc Party, Secret Machines, Mew
7/30 – Of Montreal (free)
8/11 – Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sonic Youth, Blood on the Wall
8/12 – Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sonic Youth, Awesome Color
8/13 – Deerhoof (free)
8/17 – Iron & Wine
8/24 – Neko Case, Joanna Newsom, Martha Wainwright
by Dave Thomas
Comedy is king this month, though early Break-Up reviews may beg to differ. But Jack Black, Adam Sandler and the good folks at Pixar are ready to pick up the slack should Vince Vaughn fall short.
WHAT’S THE PITCH?
Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston go all Brad Pitt and, um, Jennifer Aniston.
WILL IT SUCK?
Newcomers to writing, including Vaughn, who contributed to the story. Directing-wise we have a little bit of hope with Peyton Reed, he of Bring It On and Down with Love. Can he make the transition to two-word titles? But the real hope here, and this almost never happens for me with a comedy, is the trailer. It’s actually funny. How can you not laugh when that guy starts singing Owner of a Lonely Heart?
It doesn’t hurt that Vaughn reunites with Justin Long and Jason Bateman from Dodgeball and Jon Favreau from Swingers. Judy Davis, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Cole Hauser should be fun, too.
Early buzz, sadly, not so good.
HOW WELL WILL IT DO?
Not much competition. Other movies are as afraid of this as X3 for some reason. Maybe they remember what comedies did last summer. The next week, Cars will suck up a lot of oxygen, but this flick’s demo will probably be one of the least affected. $162mil.
WHAT’S THE PITCH?
Nick Nolte plays Yoda to an injured gymnast.
WILL IT SUCK?
Early buzz is mixed, with the film coming off as too New Age-y for some. On the other hand, this is from the guy who directed Powder (and both Jeepers Creepers movies, go figure). The writer who adapted Dan Millman’s memoir The Way of the Peaceful Warrior for this exercise also wrote Hellraiser 3, another spiritual journey.