by Andrew Frisicano
Juana Molina in Stuvesant Town, NYC
Juana Molina played at the Stuy Town Oval on June 23rd (the first of two outdoor summer NYC shows for her). The free concert brought out an family-friendly crowd (lots of kids running around), which Juana treated to her looped, organic-sounding popscapes.
That other outdoor show she has is also free, part of the Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival, and happens on Wednesday, July 28th. She won't play a regular set however - it's a special collaborative evening with string quartet ETHEL.
By persistently exploding the parameters of what a string quartet can be, ETHEL challenges listeners as it bewitches them. This world premiere features the feisty four-piece in collaboration with tunesmiths who've proven just as captivating, whether trafficking in folkish blues (Dayna Kurtz), clever power pop (Fountains of Wayne songwriter Adam Schlesinger with Candy Butchers' Mike Viola), off-kilter post-punk guitar explorations (Tom Verlaine with Patrick Derivaz) or swirling sonic carpentry (Juana Molina). In these new collaborations, ETHEL invigorates each song with arrangements both plush and plucky.Last week, Stuy Town featured Marc Ribot with his band Los Cubanos Postizos and sitting in with La Cumbiamba eNeYe (some excellent videos below), and continues with Delorean Wednesday, July 7th.
More Juana Molina pictures are below...
Juana Molina - 2010 Tour Dates
Jul 16 Biennal of the Americas Denver, CO
Jul 17 Fox Theater Boulder, CO
Jul 23 Old Town School of Flok Music CHICAGO, IL
Jul 28 LINCOLN CENTER OUT DOORS FESTIVAL NYC, NY
Aug 01 Centro Cultural de Belem Lisboa-Belem, PORTUGAL
Marc Ribot Y Los Cubanos Postizos, El Divorcio, NYC 6-30-10 (HD)
Marc Ribot Y Los Cubanos Postizos, Como Se Goza En El Barrio, NYC 6-30-10 (HD)
Marc Ribot Y Los Cubanos Postizos, Los Teenagers Bailan Changui, NYC 6-30-10 (HD)
La Cumbiamba eNeYe & Marc Ribot, Sombrerito Blanco, NYC 6-30-10 (HD)