Deerhoof’s Satomi Matsuzaki
DEERHOOF / METROPOLIS ENSEMBLE: THE RITE: REMIXED
Prospect Park Bandshell
Doors 6pm, $3
More information at Celebrate Brooklyn.
Celebrate Brooklyn & Wordless Music present DEERHOOF / METROPOLIS ENSEMBLE: THE RITE: REMIXED The mercurial experimentalists DEERHOOF, ‚”the most creative band in indie rock today,” (LA Weekly) forge a distinctive sound out of sophisticated improvisation, fierce dissonance, and weirdly catchy melodies. They’re paired here, via the forward thinking Wordless Music Series, with a world premiere by METROPOLIS ENSEMBLE, led by Artistic Director/Conductor Andrew Cyr. The Rite: Remixed is a collaboration with composers and live electronics producer/performers Ryan Francis, Leo Leite, and Ricardo Romaneiro, who re-conceptualize Stravinsky’s monumental The Rite of Spring through the lens of the latest sounds and technology from electronica. The work combines keyboards and laptops with huge percussion and brass ensembles to create a futuristic, rhythm-inspired sonic tableau.
Its always too crowded, too hot, and the sound sucks, but THE SIREN FESTIVAL begins at noon. This year Malkmus and Broken Social Scene are the big names, but we’re most excited about The Dodos who, all sources say, put on a great live show.
at Coney Island
noon – 9pm, FREE
more information at the Village Voice website
Also on Saturday:
Warm Up feat. Danton Eepron w/ Au Revoir Simone, Dorit Chrysler, and Egill Saabjornsson & Flis
PS1 Contemporary Art Center
This week’s Warm Up provides yet another reason to hop a tugboat to Long Island City (as if you needed one). Curated by style-for-the-people outpost agnes b., the electro-leaning bill toes the line between dance music and pure pop, with an oddball spirit that befits the avant-garde surroundings. Theremin player Dorit Chrysler presents an engaging concoction of new composition, balladry, and electronic meandering, while Au Revoir Simone steer things in a more hummable direction with the aid of a few Casiotone keyboards. London DJ Danton Eeprom, meanwhile, brings Warm Up back to its disco-house comfort zone.
more information at the PS1 website
LIARS, FUCK BUTTONS, AND TEAM ROBESPIERRE AT MCCARREN POOL
Doors open at 2pm, FREE
(provided they don’t find anymore bodies)
Noise isn’t supposed to be this pretty. Sure, My Bloody Valentine, Jesu, and a whole mess of pedal-pushers have shown that’s not necessarily true, but Fuck Buttons take the concept to a whole new stratosphere. “Bright Tomorrow” had the blogs beside themselves — a simple, shimmering keyboard melody that boils over into a Yellow Swans-ish barrage of screams and hiss. Working a similar balance between substance and skronk, be it through the triumphant psych-stomp of last year’s self-titled album or the urban tribalism and doom-dub of They Were Wrong and Drum’s Not Dead, the headlining Liars reinvent themselves more convincingly than any other indie-rock band around
more information at mccarrenpark.com