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About This Event

Minimum Age:

All Ages

Doors Open:

9:30 PM

Show Time:

10:00 PM

Description:

Screaming electric guitars transform into brass exhortations; a chorus of saxophones blare searing lyrics, and a lone piccolo shrieks feedback while a 3-piece percussion section thrashes and grooves. Asphalt Orchestra discovers a new direction for exhilarating acoustic music by paying tribute to a modern monument – legendary rock band the Pixies’ Surfer Rosa – for the album’s 25th anniversary. A cult hit when it was released, the album’s influence has grown to mammoth proportions over the years; it is now considered one of the most important recordings of its time. Asphalt’s Surfer Rosa is raw, dirty, and utterly captivating. This project debuted at Lincoln Center Out of Doors in July 2013, and this is the first chance to hear this music in an intimate club setting.
 
Asphalt Orchestra is a radical new street band that brings ambitious processional music to the masses. Created by the founders of the “relentlessly inventive” new music presenter Bang on a Can (New York Magazine), Asphalt Orchestra unleashes innovative music from concert halls, rock clubs and jazz basements and takes it to the streets, stage, and beyond. The band brings together some of the most exciting rock, jazz and classical players in New York City who The New York Times called “12 top-notch brass and percussion players.” Asphalt Orchestra’s debut performances stretched 10 packed nights at Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival in New York over the summers of 2009 and 2010. Since then they have performed throughout the US and Canada, at London’s Barbican Centre, at the TED Women conference in Washington D.C., New York’s Alice Tully Hall and Metropolitan Museum of Art and more. Their repertoire includes music written exclusively for the band by many renowned artists including David Byrne and Annie Clark (St. Vincent), Yoko Ono, Tatsuya Yoshida (Ruins), Goran Bregovic, Tyondai Braxton (Battles), alongside music arranged by the band ranging from Björk to Charles Mingus, Frank Zappa, Tom Zé, Thomas Mapfumo, Meshuggah, and more.
 
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TABLE SEATING POLICY
Table seating for all seated shows is reserved exclusively for ticket holders who purchase “Table Seating” tickets. By purchasing a “Table Seating” ticket you agree to also purchase a minimum of two food and/or beverage items per person. Table seating is first come, first seated. Please arrive early for the best choice of available seats. Seating begins when doors open. Tables are communal so you may be seated with other patrons. We do not take table reservations.
 
A standing room area is available by the bar for all guests who purchase “Standing Room” tickets. Food and beverage can be purchased at the bar but there is no minimum purchase required in this area.
 
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Asphalt Orchestra Plays the Pixies: Surfer Rosa

Asphalt Orchestra is a radical new street band that brings ambitious processional music to the mobile masses. Created by the founders of the “relentlessly inventive” new music presenter Bang on a Can (New York Magazine), Asphalt Orchestra unleashes innovative music from concert halls, rock clubs and jazz basements and takes it to the streets and beyond. The band brings together some of the most exciting rock, jazz and classical players in New York City who The New York Times called “12 top-notch brass and percussion players.”
 
Asphalt Orchestra has two lives: as an outdoor guerrilla musical force choreographed by Susan Marshall and Mark DeChiazza, and as Unpack the Elephant, the indoor experience, directed by Mark DeChiazza and Andrew Robinson. Elizabeth Hope Clancy is the group’s wardrobe stylist.
 
Asphalt Orchestra’s debut performances stretched 10 packed nights at Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival in New York over the summers of 2009 and 2010. Since then they have performed throughout the US East Coast and Canada, at London’s Barbican Centre, at the TED Women conference in Washington D.C., New York’s Alice Tully Hall and Metropolitan Museum of Art, and more. Their repertoire ranges from music by pop wizard Björk, to jazz legend Charles Mingus, rock progressive Frank Zappa, Brazilian iconoclast songwriter Tom Zé, Zimbabwean provocateur Thomas Mapfumo, Swedish metal band Meshuggah, and new pieces written for the band by David Byrne and Annie Clark (St. Vincent), Yoko Ono, Tatsuya Yoshida (Ruins), Goran Bregovic, Tyondai Braxton (Battles), and Stew and Heidi Rodewald (Broadway and Spike Lee’s Passing Strange).
 
Featured on the cover of The Philadelphia Inquirer as “not your mother’s marching band,” Asphalt Orchestra has also been praised in Newsweek, The Economist, New York Magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Onion, and Time Out New York, as well as interviewed and showcased on WNYC’s “Soundcheck,” Philadelphia Weekly, PBS SundayArts, and Time Out New York’s “The Volume.”
 
Asphalt Orchestra’s debut album was released in 2010 by Cantaloupe Music. The group is managed by Ken Thomson.
 
Photo Credit: © Stephanie Berger