Posted in dance | hiphop | music on August 24, 2007

Ani Difranco, RZA & Steve Albini @ 2005 New Yorker Festival (CRED)
New Yorker festval

The eighth annual New Yorker Festival happens in NYC from October 5-7, 2007. Though not completely announced yet, this year's lineup will include all of those you see in the title, and more....

The eighth annual New Yorker Festival, a weekend celebration of arts and ideas, runs from October 5th through October 7th this year, bringing together some of the most gifted artists and original minds of the day. This year’s music events include:

Friday, October 5, 2007:

*A New Yorker Dance Party, hosted by The New Yorker’s pop-music critic Sasha Frere-Jones, with special guest d.j. Diplo.
10:00pm to 2:00am — Hiro Ballroom and Lounge, 363 West 16th Street.

Saturday, October 6, 2007:

*Detonating Opera: Peter Sellars talks with Alex Ross.
4:00pm — Acura Stage at Helen Mills Theatre, 139 West 26th Street.

*What Isn’t Hip Hop? with Sasha Frere-Jones. An audio/visual discussion.
2:00pm — Ailey Citigroup Theatre, Joan Weill Center for Dance, 405 West 55th Street.

*Girl with a Torch: Fiona Apple talks with Sasha Frere-Jones. A conversation with music.
7:30pm — Brooklyn Lyceum, 227 4th Avenue, Brooklyn.

*Ambient Iceland: Sigur Rós talks with John Seabrook. American première of their new film, “Heima,” conversation, and live acoustic performance.
7:30pm — Florence Gould Hall, French Institute Alliance Française, 55 East 59th Street.

*David Byrne Presents: How New Yorkers Ride Bikes. An evening of music, discussion, film, readings, and surprises dedicated to urban biking, featuring the Classic Riders, Calvin Trillin, a representative of the Warrington Cycle Campaign, Paul Steely White, and the Young@Heart Chorus.
7:30pm — Town Hall, 123 West 43rd Street.

*Confessional Country: Rosanne Cash talks with Hendrik Hertzberg. A conversation with music.
7:30pm — Highline Ballroom, 431 West 16th Street.

*Jam Sessions: Yo La Tengo talks with Ben Greenman. A conversation with music.
10:00pm — Brooklyn Lyceum, 227 4th Avenue, Brooklyn.

*Guitar Gods: Dick Dale, Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Vernon Reid (Living Colour), and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez (The Mars Volta) talk with Nick Paumgarten. A conversation with music.
10:00pm — Highline Ballroom, 431 West 16th Street.

Sunday, October 7, 2007:

*The Rest Is Noise: A Multimedia Tour of Twentieth-Century Music with The New Yorker’s classical-music critic Alex Ross.
4:00pm — Ailey Citigroup Theatre, Joan Weill Center for Dance, 405 West 16th Street.

A complete schedule will be available September 10th online at http://festival.newyorker.com, as well as in The New Yorker’s September 17th issue. Tickets will be available starting Saturday, September 15th, via Ticketmaster, 1-877-391-0545.

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Comments (21)

heres to hoping sigur ros plays a full on show to go along with this talk / acoustic show.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2007 10:12 AM

Holy crap! Sigur Ros acoustic! Im there!

Posted by Craig | August 24, 2007 10:12 AM

damn, that's a lot of cool stuff in one day. especially with the fun going on at Randalls Island.

Posted by mark | August 24, 2007 10:18 AM

fuck...lcd scheduling conflict

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2007 10:21 AM

i knew there was a reason i had procrastinated buying Randall's Island tix.

Sigur Rós! that's why!

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2007 10:46 AM

Damn it, Sigur Ros and YLT are far apart.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2007 10:51 AM

i ain't no glamour boy, im fierce

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2007 11:05 AM

Ooh...Sigur ros! Anyone been to this before? Small venues? i.e., hard to get tix?

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2007 11:13 AM

STOP TALKING AND START PLAYING!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2007 11:14 AM

Has Yo La Tengo abandoned Hoboken, at least figuratively? Seems as much.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2007 10:05 AM

hot damn... The film and an acoustic show? Wow. Holy crap wow! Anyone know how many tickets will be sold?

Posted by pink | August 26, 2007 11:43 AM

It was super hard to get tickets for shit last year. PJ Harvey and Joanna Newsom, others. I couldn't get anything. All these venues are pretty small I think compared to what these artists could play. But is it surprising the New Yorker Festival would be elitist?

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2007 12:22 PM

"Sorry, but this event no longer exists in our database."

Posted by Anonymous | September 14, 2007 10:52 PM

Schnap, sorry. I was able to get one. Hope they don't void the sale

Posted by klaus_kinski | September 15, 2007 9:23 AM

anyone have a clue as to what's going on?

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2007 10:42 AM

"anyone have a clue as to what's going on?"

Tickets go on sale at noon. What's so hard to understand?

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2007 10:52 AM

Sold out at 12:01

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2007 11:53 AM

Yup, tix were gone in a flash. Oh well, I guess we'll have to wait for a proper concert. The "live acoustic performance" is likely only a couple of songs.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2007 11:58 AM

I just manage to purchase 1 ticket after 13 mins of constant refreshing.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2007 12:04 PM

"The "live acoustic performance" is likely only a couple of songs."

I agree which is why I am not disappointed. IMHO, each new tour that they do is better than the previous one because they add more elements to the show/sound. The acoustic stuff is not on-par, but it's still very good. I guess no CMJ show.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2007 12:30 PM

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