156 Rivington Street
(between Suffolk and Clinton Streets)
New York, NY 10002
Sun, Dec 18, 2011, 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
The Brooklyn band Radio Noir debuted at New York City’s Dissident Arts Festival 2011 and finds another compatible venue at ABC No Rio, as part of its COMA (citizens ontological music agenda) series. The ensemble reflects the fervent radicalism and sounds of the 1930s and embraces the ethics of downtown new music and the passion of free jazz.
Their EP, "The Lost Broadcast” offers a re-imagined Depression-era standard, a reconstructed Woody Guthrie ballad, a recitation of composer Hanns Eisler’s speech against HUAC (backed by free improv), and an original modernist blues dedicated to the Harlem Renaissance. They call it dissident Swing and Art Deco-damaged Protest Song.
John Pietaro- Xylophone, Frame Drums, Percussion, Voice; Quincy Saul- Clarinet; Javier Hernandez-Miyares- Electric Guitar; Laurie Towers- Electric Bass