Clipse @ Bowery & BB Kings on sale | Camera Obscura @ Warsaw not
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Despite putting out the third most critically acclaimed album of 2006, hip hop’s Clipse still haven’t sold out their Wednesday night show at Bowery Ballroom in NYC, and now tickets are ALSO on sale for a Clipse show at BB King’s in NYC on April 26th – it’s part of the previously announced Seagram’s Gin tour.
Tickets are NOT on sale for Wednesday night’s NYC concert alternative – twee pop’s Camera Obscura @ Warsaw. It is sold out.
“We’re quite excited,” pianist/organist/vocalist Carey Lander told GO Brooklyn, adding that after three previous shows in New York City, this is the band’s first in Brooklyn. “[We wanted to] do something different so we weren’t playing the same venues again.”
Of course Camera Obscura tickets were only $15.50 – Clipse are $25.00.
The image above is a solar eclipse as observed with a camera obscura (or something like that).
The Camera Obscura (Latin for Dark room) was a dark box or room with a hole in one end. If the hole was small enough, an inverted image would be seen on the opposite wall. Such a principle was known by thinkers as early as Aristotle (c. 300 BC). It is said that Roger Bacon invented the camera obscura just before the year 1300, but this has never been accepted by scholars; more plausible is the claim that he used one to observe solar eclipses. In fact, the Arabian scholar Hassan ibn Hassan (also known as Ibn al Haitam), in the 10th century, described what can be called a camera obscura in his writings; manuscripts of his observations are to be found in the India Office Library in London.