Wednesday, May 22 // 9:00pm
$5 General Admission
Join Brian Cassidy and Devon McReynolds for a night of The Beach Boys' music and myths from "Surfin" to Smile. CaveCast 007: The Beach Boys is third in our series of "bandwagon" discussions around iconic bands including the stories and records that define them.
CaveCast is a series of live podcast events at the Philadelphia Art Alliance. Each program is an hour-long conversation between host Brian Cassidy and his guests, local professional DJs, about the craft of DJing. Each conversation explores a particular theme, such as the 1980s, Fleetwood Mac, Chicago house, outlaw country, the history of Philly Dance Music, and psychedelic Christian rock. The conversation is punctuated by playing pertinent illustrative records throughout the hour. The program teaches audience members about musical genres in an entertaining way. It is followed by a demonstration and reception.
Bring your own records to join in to the conversation.
Admission is a suggested donation of $5.
A podcast of each event will be available on the PAA website.
Thursday, May 23 // 8:00pm
$5-$10 General Admission
The Philadelphia Art Alliance is pleased to present a night of experimental music and performance featuring four prominent players in the noise and electronic scene.
Comoros is a drone duo from Philadelphia. They play large, delay-driven riffs all of which travel through the same effects route. Like always getting lost in the same place, Comoros is created in the chaos of predictability.
Crank Sturgeon is a comedic conceptualist fusing quasi-narratives with amplified objects and absurd costuming to deliver biomorphic tales of sexy snorkels and failed science experiments. The effect is a pantheon of images, sounds, and emotions that can be at once personally intimate, while also noisily explosive and triumphantly out to lunch.
Electricity for Progress produces audio installations enabling listeners to experience biorhythms as music by giving plants the tools to play synthesizers. This is achieved by using sensitive electronic devices to translate the fluctuations in energy in the plants into sound.
Billings, MT’s PCRV(Matt Taggart) has been creating a rural approach to noise music. Influenced by death metal and the Fluxus movement, PCRV has performed across the US using everything from origami to yarn and duct tape to create task based performances and the brutal sounds he’s known for.
Saturday, May 25 // 2:30pm
The next performance in the Free “Last Friday” concert series. Program to be announced.
Featuring violinists Geoffrey Michaels and Philip Kates, David Giles on viola, and Charles Forbes on cello, Liebesfreud is an ensemble devoted primarily to the performance of great literature for the string quartet.
Wednesday, June 5 // 8:00pm
$15 General Admission
Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to present the Philadelphia debut of this unique collaboration between two Free Jazz heavyweights, the German saxophonist Peter Brötzmann and the American saxophonist and trumpeter Joe McPhee.
Friday, June 7 // 7:00pm
Emily Spivack and friends will model the eBay items making up her "Sentimental Value" exhibition on display in the PAA Galleries from May 17th - August 18th. With the original accompanying descriptions being read in a refined tone as the items are worn down the runway, the fashion show will be playfully at home in the posh turn-of-the-last-century interior of the Philadelphia Art Alliance.
More about Emily Spivack: Sentimental Value