Posted in music | tour dates on April 9, 2010

Joshua Light Show behind Yo La Tengo @ Roseland Ballroom last September

The iconic Joshua Light Show, led by multimedia artist Josh White, remains one of the most visible proponents of the psychedelic lightshow discipline popularized in the 1960s as a means to enliven the experience of live music -- an experimental cinematic medium that is also essential to the visual culture of rock. Artist and curator Nick Hallett has selected four evenings of incredible musical artists, including Silver Apples aka Simeon Coxe (who performed with the original Joshua Light Show at Bill Graham's Fillmore East on a bill with no less than The Fugs and Norman Mailer) and pioneering English electronic musician Sonic Boom and his band Spectrum, sharing an evening with Dean & Britta. Younger talent, culled mainly from Brooklyn's ultravivid music scene, rounds out this mini-festival, focusing on visionary, visual music.
Besides those bands, the four-night mini-fest at Abrons Art Center, which runs May 12th-May 15th includes MV+EE on a bill with Woods, Oneida with the aforementioned Silver Apples, and itsnotyouitsme with Steve Moore.

Tickets to all four shows are on sale.

A video of Joshua Light show at work and the schedule are below...

Joshua Light Show Festival 2010
Wednesday, May 12
Steve Moore

Thursday, May 13

Friday, May 14
Silver Apples

Saturday, May 15
Dean & Britta



Comments (7)


Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2010 11:53 AM

silver apples and oneida on the same bill. amazing.

Posted by jp | April 9, 2010 12:00 PM

spectrum and dean and britta on the same bill. amazing.

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2010 1:01 PM

awesome. silver apples/oneida definitely wins. has anyone ever been to a show here?

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2010 1:29 PM

this sounded really cool in theory but the video didnt look so cool.

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2010 2:17 PM

yeah, i was excited for a moment there, until i saw the video... (a) judging by this video, the recent incarnation of SA is hardly very good, (b) the light show itself (at least as seen in this video) is very unappealing. oh well...

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2010 3:48 PM

Abrons Arts Center is a classice old small theater with maybe 20 rows of floor seats and a small balcony of 10 rows. There isn't a bad seat in the place. The stage is probably more suited for plays and such. I saw Iron & Wine there a year ago and while the sound system wasn't huge, it did sound pretty decent in there.

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2010 4:05 PM

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