ISSUE Project Room celebrates The Brooklyn Heights Association's 100th Anniversary with an event that will program channel the psychedelic spirit of poet, journalist, humanist and Brooklynite, Walt Whitman, set against the stunning waterfront backdrop on the Pier 1 Harbor View Lawn of the new Brooklyn Bridge Park on July 1st at 5 pm until midnight.Tonight's show (July 1st) also includes music from CSC Funk Band and others listed below.
Musicians and bands including the Wingdale Community Singers, Christy and Emily, Prince Rama, and others will perform original work along with new pieces set to a marathon reading of "Leaves of Grass," recited by some of the nation's most intriguing poets.
It's one of three shows on the schedule for the CSC Funk Band: another is Shea Stadium's July 4th BBQ-stravaganza. And the third is an August 6th show at new Park Shop venue the Rock Shop (its grand opening week) with Kings Crescent and Superhuman Happiness. A new CSC track, "A Troll's Soiree," just went up on online through their label, Electric Cowbell.
CSC played an ISSUE Project room show with Syrian singer Omar Souleyman on June 27th in the courtyard of Old American Can Factory (where more shows will be happening). That was Souleyman's second ever NYC show - the first being the day before at Cenral Park (pictures from that SummerStage show are coming shortly).
The full lineup for their July 1st Walt Whitman tribute (directions to Brooklyn Bridge Park are here) below...
CSC Funk Band
Rick Moody and Hannah Marcus of the Wingdale Community Singers
Loren Connors and Suzanne Langille
Jonathan Kane's February
Prince Rama of Ayodhya
Christy and Emily
Sexual Energies School: Quebec City
Alyssa Taylor Wendt
CSC Funk Band - 2010 Tour Dates
Jul 01 Brooklyn Bridge Park Brooklyn, New York
Jul 04 Shea Stadium Brooklyn, NY
Aug 06 The Rock Shop Brooklyn, New York