Posted in To Do | music on October 14, 2011

"Karen O's "Stop the Virgens" psycho opera blew my mind last night!Seriously the best piece of musical art that I've seen in ages.I LOVED it!" - Santigold

Karen O & friends @ St. Ann's (photo by joshmorrissey)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs

"The costume, hair and makeup tell the story just as much as the music and choreography do," Karen O explained days before tonight's opening of her much-anticipated psycho-opera, "Stop the Virgens." "The symbolic evolution of what happens to the characters is witnessed through their physical transformations."

To help bring her vision to life, Karen enlisted what she calls her "glam squad": the costume designer Christiane Hultquist (a k a Christian Joy) and the makeup artist Mike Potter. "Mike is a phenomenon. I envy his impeccable taste as a lover of beauty off the beaten path," Karen said. "Christiane is an artist before a designer. She's a visionary, and her costumes look amazing onstage." The trio's longstanding relationship -- they've spent more than a decade taking creative risks together, onstage and off -- is rooted in tacit understanding and concrete trust. "The way I work with Christiane and Mike is to mostly let them do what they want. It works best that way." -[New York Times]

Karen O's Stop the Virgens debuted on Wednesday night at St. Ann's Warehouse and continues tonight until October 22. Tickets are still available. Trailer below.

Saturday's performance is also part of The Creators Project, which will also feature performances from Justice, Florence & The Machine, Company Flow, the newly-signed A$AP Rocky with Clams Casino, Four Tet, and many many others in addition to art installations at multiple locations in DUMBO. Unfortunately, the RSVP is closed and some people have been getting emails that dis-invite them.... oof.

If you do have a ticket or plan on sneaking in, check out the set times and more event details and event videos, below...

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Justice

THE CREATORS PROJECT 2011
Dates and Times
Saturday, October 15th; 12-10 PM
Sunday, October 16th; 12-8 PM

Saturday, October 15th
ARCHWAY
2:00 PM: Queen Sea Big Shark
3:15 PM: Chairlift
4:45 PM: A$AP Rocky + Clams Casino
6:00 PM: Four Tet
7:45 PM: Florence + the Machine
· with DJ sets from Nic Thorburn from Islands and The Golden Filter

TOBACCO WAREHOUSE
2:00 PM: Emicida
2:50 PM: Teen Daze
3:50 PM: John Maus
5:15 PM: Yuksek
6:30 PM: Atlas Sound
7:45 PM: Company Flow
8:45 PM: Justice (DJ set)
· with DJ sets from DJ Ravves and XXXChange

55 WASHINGTON
3-4 PM: Chris Keating (Yeasayer)
4:30-8 PM: Nosaj Thing + Ikonika and Koreless
8-10 PM: Girl Unit
10 PM-1 AM: Juan MacLean DJ set

Saturday, October 15-Sunday, October 16
10 JAY STREET
Life on Mars Revisited
by David Bowie, Mick Rock and Barney Clay
TOBACCO WAREHOUSE
Origin (Open October 12-23)
by United Visual Artists with score by composer Scanner

56 WATER STREET
A Physical Manifestation of Ladies and Gentlemen, We Are Floating in Space
by Jonathan Glazer and J. Spaceman with Undisclosable and One of Us

81 FRONT STREET
Strata #4
by Quayola

Meditation
by Minha Yang

Jumbletron
by Animal Collective and Black Dice

Freefall Highscore
by Antagonistic Applications

55 WASHINGTON STREET
R&Dazzle
by SOFTlab

Six-Forty by Four-Eighty
by Zigelbaum + Coelho

Super Pong
by SuperUber

DisKinect
by Team DisKinect

POWERHOUSE
Urbanus Female
by U-Ram Choe

30 WASHINGTON STREET
Soil
by Cantoni & Crescenti

POWERHOUSE
Saturday, October 15th

12:30 PM
Life in a Day
by Kevin Macdonald

2 PM
Scenes from the Suburbs
by Spike Jonze and Arcade Fire

2:30 PM
Night Fishing
by PARKing CHANce (PARK Chan-wook and PARK Chan-Kyong)

3 PM
The Art of Flight
by Curt Morgan (Brain Farm)

4:20 PM
Selected shorts
by Factory Fifteen

5 PM
On My Way Back Home
by Band of Horses

5:30 PM
Follow Follow
by Peng Lei

6:45 PM
Selected shorts
by Edouard Salier

7 PM
Night Fishing
by PARKing CHANce (PARK Chan-wook and PARK Chan-Kyong)

7:30 PM
Scenes from the Suburbs
by Spike Jonze and Arcade Fire

Sunday, October 16th

12 PM
Follow Follow
by Peng Lei

2:30 PM
Selected shorts
by Factory Fifteen

4 PM
Night Fishing
by PARKing CHANce (PARK Chan-wook and PARK Chan-Kyong)

4:30 PM
On My Way Back Home
by Band of Horses

5 PM
The Art of Flight
by Curt Morgan (Brain Farm)

6:30 PM
Scenes from the Suburbs
by Spike Jonze and Arcade Fire

POWERHOUSE
Sunday, October 16th

1:30 PM
In Between Worlds: The future of virtual reality, public space and architecture
with United Visual Artists, Undisclosable, SOFTlab and Factory Fifteen

3 PM
The Artist as Researcher
with Zach Lieberman, Cantoni + Crescenti, Quayola and Intel

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Comments (36)

THANKS FOR THE SWEET EMAIL NEGGING MY RSVP CONFIRMATION CREATORS PROJECT THAT WAS TRE CHILL BROS...staying in with hummus now.

Posted by LEIGHM | October 14, 2011 5:44 PM

people are seriously getting uninvited? woah. i got an invite, but no un-invite... yet.

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2011 5:48 PM

got confirmed but not sure if this is worth going to...last year had interpol, m.i.a., rapture. this year has...florence and the machines? does she have any other songs besides the dog days one? legitimate lazy question. i guess it'll be cool to see atlas sound. new mp3s from his album suck so far though

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2011 5:53 PM

wow. mighty words from ... santigold. does it make her wanna steal some of karen lee orzolek's moves and try to pass them off as her own like she did m.i.a.? granted, i m.i.a. is a clueless tool so i'm not certain what that makes santigold.

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2011 5:54 PM

Quail diddles rain down on my scalp.

Posted by Bodega Badcrock Bedmess | October 14, 2011 5:58 PM

5:54 -- Santigold is unquestionably terrible, but she sounds nothing like MIA....who is also unquestionably terrible.

Conclusion: you're unquestionably terrible at listening to music.

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2011 6:08 PM

^ hmm. um, no. to the untrained ear, it's even clear that santigold totally ripped off m.i.a. you're an idiot.

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2011 6:12 PM

Wow! Karen O is reallly an ego maniac and lacks any creativity Bjork maybe did years ago.
Her rambling about "art" fashion is so telling about the lack of substance this act has.

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2011 6:14 PM

most mind blowing thing that Santigold saw since MIA.

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2011 6:15 PM

jj?

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2011 6:39 PM

jj are a band that release music through the Gothenburg-based independent label Sincerely Yours, which was founded by the Swedish pop group The Tough Alliance.

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2011 7:05 PM

someone should've booked CHIXXX for this show

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2011 7:13 PM

santigold or m.i.a. ... regardless, it doesn't matter. and while i'm at it, i know i've heard you billyburger-eating-munchkins use the word "irregardless", and that's wrong wrong wrong! there is no word. it's regardless. got it? good. now, back to what i was saying. karen o is fucking hot hot hot. i'm fairly certain, and we all know that means i'm right, am i right bros?!, that robert smith was singing about her on his 1987 album with band the cure 'kiss me, kiss me, kiss me'. the song = hot hot hot.

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2011 7:14 PM

CHIXXX > Creators Projects

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2011 7:14 PM

no i know who jj is. i don't see them on the schedule.

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2011 8:40 PM

"Beastie boys needed MIA on their last album. They liked her at first, but she had anti-semitic ramblings on her last album and tour. So she was substituted with Santigold, a quick and identical replacement" -- NME, June 18, 2011

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2011 12:05 AM

"Beastie boys needed MIA on their last album. They liked her at first, but she had anti-semitic ramblings on her last album and tour. So she was substituted with Santigold, a quick and identical replacement" -- NME, June 18, 2011

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2011 12:06 AM

the height of pretentiousness

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2011 12:36 AM

What's next for her? Possibly making the soundtrack for a broadway play?

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2011 2:45 AM

It is as though thou hast not had thy nugg.

Every day I am shuffling.

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2011 2:48 AM

"It's a caper. It never really was. Getting glib, getting just glib in the fuckpuddle. Plume snatch gourd Mauser. Eckhart going down on the part blob, part grouse. Hips make us think of the Days of Numbness." --NME, June 18, 2011

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2011 7:14 AM

NO NO NOS!

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2011 9:17 AM

She's an art star.

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2011 9:32 AM

Virgens, really? When did it become so hip to deliberately spell words incorrectly?

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2011 9:51 AM

Went to opening night and clearly the virgens MUST be stopped. They are totally out of control. Kudos to Karen for taking a stand on this. I have no idea what this was about, but the music and spectacle were worth seeing. Glad I went.

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2011 10:23 AM

can someone copy/paste the denial email?

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2011 10:40 AM

I HAVE TWO EXTRA TICKETS TO STOP THE VIRGENS TONIGHT. WILL BE IN DUMBO AT THE CREATORS PROJECT. ASKING $50/TICKET (BELOW FACE). EMAIL EVENTOPHILENYC@GMAIL.COM IF INTERESTED.

ALSO HAVE ONE EXTRA WRISTBAND FOR TODAY AND TMRW'S CREATORS PROJECT EVENTS

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2011 11:45 AM

What happened to The Field?

You have Chairlift listed where The Field was supposed to be playing.

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2011 1:36 PM

are the food and beverages free ?

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2011 3:54 PM

The hummus is not free. If it was, the line would be even more epic then LCD at MSG.

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2011 4:26 PM

Getting uninvited to this is like hitting the lottery. After watching that trailer I'd say you should be psyched to have that time back.

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2011 4:27 PM

Not as many BIG names as last years event but should be quite an awesome show none the less.

Posted by Josh | October 16, 2011 3:22 AM

food and beverages weren't free. was really great though. crowd was very small.

Posted by Anonymous | October 16, 2011 8:46 AM

schedules they handed out were all wrong and the people working there didn't even know about the changes.

Posted by Anonymous | October 16, 2011 4:07 PM

They liked her at first, but she had anti-semitic ramblings on her last album and tour.

Posted by sázkové kanceláře | October 18, 2011 2:23 PM

does she have any other songs besides the dog days one?

Posted by sázkové kanceláře | October 18, 2011 2:25 PM

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