Posted in To Do | music on April 4, 2012

Relaxed Muscle

Before heading to Coachella, Jarvis Cocker's band Pulp headlines Radio City Music Hall two nights in a row next wee week - on April 10th with Chormatics and April 11th with Jeffrey Lewis.

Meanwhile, Jarvis is already in NYC and preparing for a different kind of performance taking place at the Whitney Museum from April 5-8. As Art In America leaked the other day:

Jarvis Cocker, lead singer of Pulp, will play live on the Whitney Museum's fourth floor, according to a source with knowledge of the event. The British musician will perform Apr. 5-8 with his side project, Relaxed Muscle, alongside Michael Clark's dance company, organized as part of the Whitney Biennial.

Cocker formed Relaxed Muscle in 2002, following Pulp's break up. He performs as "Darren Spooner," using a violent performance style and over-the-top goth costumes and make-up. The group has maintained a relatively low profile since their sole album release in 2003.

Tickets are required to attend, and advance tickets are sold out. A limited number of tickets become available each day of the performance.

Tickets have been gone for these shows way before anyone knew Jarvis Cocker would be performing at them, but as the article points out, and the Whitney confirms:
A limited number of tickets will be available at the Museum on the day of each performance on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 11 am (1 pm on Fridays). The performance is free with Museum admission, but special entry tickets are required. We encourage anyone unable to get entry tickets to join the standby line which forms a half-hour before each performance. Museum admission is required to join the standby line.
Note that the Whitney doesn't reveal Jarvis will be there, but he will. Good luck!

Jarvis is also DJing a Kurt Cobain-related party while in town. More details below...


Thursday, April 5th - 9 PM - Late
Tribeca Grand Hotel (Church & White St)
Performance by The Virgins, and DJs Jarvis Cocker, Tennessee Thomas, Jason Buckle & Mike Nouveau.
RSVP essential:
More about the Kurt Cobain exhibition at Morrison Hotel Gallery, HERE.



Comments (9)


Posted by Ted | April 4, 2012 11:09 AM

^ Ah, you're back. I have $300 on you to beat that Lin meme guy.

Anyways, looks like Jarvis is following the ol' big-name-guy-does-pre-game-show-the-week-before-followed-by-incognito-DJ-after-party-gig-in-a-secret-location. Par for the course these days it seems.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2012 11:16 AM

So pay the museum in order to get denied at stand by line, that's rich! Arts farts need to take their hands off our music world.

Posted by ME | April 4, 2012 11:21 AM

"So pay the museum in order to get denied at stand by line, that's rich! Arts farts need to take their hands off our music world."

Go on Friday then ya cheap cunt. It's free after 6pm

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2012 11:30 AM

@1121 can you not read

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2012 11:36 AM

@ME it's a performance arts/dance piece. So, uh, it's actually primarily an arts-based thing. Deal with it.

And the Whitney Biennial is amazing this year, go see it. Get a little culture.

Posted by Laurie | April 4, 2012 12:48 PM

What the? This doesn't have anything to do with Nick DiPaolo! What the fuck!?

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Posted by Michal | February 24, 2013 1:08 PM

jarvis cocker for the win

Posted by jordon | August 3, 2013 4:09 PM

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