Posted in music | tour dates on January 27, 2014

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Industrial noise-meets-art pop musician Pharmakon played a hometown museum show at The Print Shop at MoMA PS1 on Saturday (1/25) with two local punk bands: the insane (and naked) Dawn of Humans and the Farfisa-filled garage punks Hank Wood and the Hammerheads. Did you go? How was it? Check out (what appear to be) full set videos of all three artists below.

The show was part of MoMA PS1's ongoing Mike Kelley retrospective which Kim Gordon plays this Sunday (2/2). That show is with collaborator Jutta Koether, starts at 4 PM, and tickets are still available.

Pharmakon also plays another NYC show this week at Todd P's new venue Trans Pecos on Wednesday (1/29) (915 Wyckoff Ave, aka the old Silent Barn space). That show is with Faten Kanaan, Jessie Stead, and Angus Tarnawsky.

Videos below...

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Pharmakon at MoMA PS1 - 1/25/14

Dawn of Humans at MoMA PS1 - 1/25/14

Hank Wood and the Hammerheads at MoMA PS1 - 1/25/14

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Comments (39)

"industrial noise-meets-art pop"? art pop? that's gonna be up there for most what-the-fuckiest "journalism" of the year.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2014 9:21 AM

you sure are right, i've never seen worse journalism than that!

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2014 9:23 AM

"art pop" = unlistenable but cookie cutter

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2014 9:33 AM

""art pop" = unlistenable but cookie cutter"

that is far from what art pop means

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2014 9:42 AM

could the author of this let us know what he/she was talking about?

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2014 10:20 AM

as far as experimental music, it's just not very good. she's been skating pretty hard on her looks for about a year now

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2014 12:59 PM

Art Pop is music that is just as shitty as regular commercial pop, but since pitchfork and brooklyn vegan says the bands are trying to be, ya know, ARTISTIC about their cash-grabbing greed and tired heard-it-all-before music, its ok for hipsters to like it

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2014 5:05 PM

Pharmakon truly sold out the entire underground scene that had an amazing and truly subversive thing going. What we had with basement/loft diy shows is now just Pitchfork/Vice/Moma pretty posturing. It's all gone folks. All pretty photographs for facebook & twitter--no substance or originality whatsoever.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2014 7:46 PM

^ thanks for the obit. nothing to see hear. pull down the gate. seeya at the office on Monday.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2014 8:02 PM

^^ I blame Dom and Carlos Giffoni more

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2014 8:24 PM

Dawn of Humans playing at Moma?! Give me a break! How very postmodern. How avante garde! Now a mere nostalgia act to show people how "real Punk" (tm) used to be. They did a lot of damage to the scene with this museum show. sad sad sad.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2014 10:27 PM

Gimme a fuckin break.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2014 11:54 PM

Those videos are the saddest thing I've seen in quite a while. I love the fake punks with their cool Mohawks and weekend punk dress up fashions. And what's with that string these fake crust punks tie around their heads?

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2014 1:26 AM

lol the neckbeard shooting the nondangerous fire.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2014 8:42 PM

Has anyone heard of the other bands playing with Pharmakon on Wednesday at Trans Pecos? Are they any good?

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2014 12:41 AM

@10:27 In what way is this a "nostalgia act"? These are people actually doing shit and making shit and not giving a fuck about nostalgia. What fucking scene was "damaged" by this show and how? What the fuck have you done?

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2014 4:12 PM

^ this was almost as good as Stallone's Rambo speech at the end of First Blood! (slow clap)

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2014 4:25 PM

4:12's Jimmies are rustled.

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2014 4:28 PM

stop getting so upset, everyone. it's just art pop.

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2014 4:45 PM

Why "art pop"? Because she's female? Please explain.

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2014 5:34 PM

4:12 is the DoH singer's mom. Seriously though: DoH is not true Bung.

Posted by Bungo | January 29, 2014 6:46 PM

What is bung?

Posted by Tim | January 29, 2014 8:14 PM

This is art pop only insofar as their 15 minutes is up

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2014 8:46 PM

8:14 > Bung punk is a genre of street/crustie punk music, though I believe it is more a way of life, not worshiping money/ fashion or material goods. Very anti corporate/authoritarian. Dawn of Humans is considered one of the best bands in this scene, which is why many of us found it quite an odd choice for them to play at a corporate/big-money art museum. One of my favorite bands, but this event was kinds off-putting.

Posted by Dax Fixxxie | January 29, 2014 9:23 PM

SEXIST!! Men make noise/industrial. Women make art pop?

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2014 11:20 PM

Serously author, please tell us what you meant by art pop!

Posted by Cdt | January 30, 2014 12:47 AM

@Dax, PS1 is non-profit and not corprate

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2014 1:11 AM

Lady Gaga is Art Pop.

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2014 1:11 AM

Crusty Bung!

Sticking it to museums is so fucking PUNK!

Newsflash kid: the Cisco server that forwards your Anon BV comments is probably the most unpunk/sellout thing you could imagine, and guess what? You're buying into it every time you turn on a computer (probably filled with ultra punk Intel chips).

Quit being a moron & figure out the world!

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2014 1:16 AM

I stay true to my ideals. All non-profit means is that they cannot have money at the end of the year. admission to the museum isn't free, the show wasn't free. Someone is getting the loot.There are many corrupt nonprofits out there. Moma tells the public what art is safe. You may disagree, but i have very strong ethics.

Posted by Dax | January 30, 2014 3:00 AM

There is some weird keyword shit flagged on this blog...

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2014 10:40 AM

@1:16.keeping it real . NewsFlash: there's no such thing as "bung", dipshit.

Posted by Sherri | February 6, 2014 11:53 PM

Yes Sherri,—there is.

You know nothing of New York. Why don't you stay in Philly where your dark scene indie label friends give you that scene cred you need like a desperate high schooler. Dying your hair and having a couple of piercings doesn't mean anything.

Posted by James E. | February 7, 2014 1:20 AM

Bung is another word for crust punk Sherri. It's segment of the NY punk scene for the past couple of years and seems to be growing. Dawn of Humans is one of my favorite bands.

Posted by James Elenidis | February 7, 2014 4:42 AM

Bung is a genre of punk rock. fyi

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2014 6:03 AM

all you herbs is straight fan boyz writing motha f ucking biographies you aint no langston hewes and you aint no steven speilberg when i make a movie i demand boston cream doughnuts on set....i aint see no soda i aint def seen you and if we was to see you we make an art pop outta ya face and then make performance art out of your wallet and other belongings. dig?

Posted by hso now has internets | February 7, 2014 1:29 PM

Bung is a stupid word Emil said, among other garble nonsense and it doesn't stand for anything related to punk, crust or any other made up scene you think you're a part of. I would know because I am a real life friend of DOH, unlike you obviously...

Btw the way I'm from Trenton New Jersey, not Philly. I've lived in NYC for years so don't tell me I don't know shit you irrelevant douce bag.

Posted by Sherri | February 7, 2014 4:00 PM

It sounds like an ambient version of 'the vocal mix and electronic sounds'

Posted by Galarza | February 24, 2014 5:29 AM

If she ever gets tired of power-electronic/noise/whatever, she'd be pretty fucking swell as a hardcore vocalist. That scream is pain coupled with sheer conviction.

Posted by Mollas | November 3, 2014 12:40 PM

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