On Saturday, July 25th, there'll be a 12-hour benefit at Death By Audio for You Are Here: A Maze, a "performance festival in a sculptural maze" to happen at the venue from September 10th - October 2nd. Both the event and the project are being put on by Trouble (Zs' Sam Hillmer and artist Laura Paris).
The lineup includes performances by Ninjasonik, Aa, Dead Science's Sam Mickens, Charlie Looker of Extra Life, and Hillmer himself (with Regattas). A DJ set by Dirty Projector Dave Longstreth is also on the schedule (for some actual singing by Longstreth, that takes place at the Williamsburg Waterfront this Sunday).
A full schedule of performers, with some info on the You Are Here project, is below...
You Are Here: A Maze info
Emphasizing the sprawling and interconnected nature of New York's underground, a trip through the maze offers a peak inside NYC's diy art/music scene. A meditation on passage and desire, You Are Here engulfs the space and presents beckoning inhabitants, dead ends, and uplifting epitaphs. Medium and genre vary and overlapping and simultaneous performances are frequent, each performer establishing a different corner or dead end as his or hers. You Are Here was first presented in 2007 by Trouble (Sam Hillmer and Laura Paris) at Chashama's Visual Arts Space.
Trouble is devoted to creating extreme environments that have no exterior, public art both condoned and illegal, and other kinds of visual/sound art intended to be used for some purpose. Their work is about community, spirituality, politics, craft, and beauty. Outreach is a part of all of Trouble's projects, as is what they call "in-reach": designing events that strengthen the ties within the DIY art community and the art world as a whole.
You Are Here benefit schedule:
4:00pm - doors/delicous beverages/dj lord easy
4:30pm - DJ set by dave longstreth - back
5:15pm - charlie looker - front
6:00pm - natalie unicornicopia - back
6:45pm - chuck bettis - front
7:15pm - mega calderos - back
8:00pm - john fell ryan - front (switch to dj marty mcsorely)
8:45pm - dometheater - btwn
9:30pm - north highlands - back
10:15pm - mystery of two - front
11:00pm - vaz - back
11:45pm - knife hyts II - front (switch to dj rich zerbo/social registry)
12:45am - worldancearound - ninjasonik - btwn/front
1:45am - nine 11 thesaurus - back
2:15am - sam mickens - front
2:45am - Aa - back
3:30am - regattas - front