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Ecstatic Music Festival 2016 schedule (Yo La Tengo, Pharoahe Monch, William Tyler, Lee Ranaldo, Man Forever & more)

photo: Yo La Tengo at Kings Theatre in October (more by PSquared)
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The annual Ecstatic Music Festival returns in 2016 from January 29 to March 19, with all performances happening at NYC’s Merkin Concret Hall except the opening night at The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space with Man Forever & Tigue.

The collaborative series also includes Pharaohe Monch & PitchBlak Brass Band on 2/4, Bang on a Can People’s Commissioning Fund Concert on 2/6, Rachel Grimes & Longleash on 2/10, Yo La Tengo & Alvin Lucier on 2/17, Lee Ranaldo & Dither on 3/2, Exceptet, Ensemble Échappé & Goldfeather on 3/13, William Tyler, Quindar & Nick Hallett on 3/17, and M. Lamar, Charlie Looker & Mivos Quartet on 3/19.

Festival passes, 2+ show passes and individual show tickets are on sale now.

That makes a third upcoming NYC-area date for Yo La Tengo, who are touring in 2016. Lee Ranaldo plays NYC tonight (12/2). Ecstatic Music Fest lineup in list format with more details, below…

Ecstatic Music Festival — 2016 Lineup
All performances, except Jan 29, take place in Merkin Concert Hall

Fri, Jan 29, 7:30 pm
Man Forever & Tigue
Co-presented with Q2 Music at The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC and WQXR

Thu, Feb 4, 7:30 pm
Pharoahe Monch & PitchBlak Brass Band

Sat, Feb 6, 7:30 pm
Bang on a Can People’s Commissioning Fund Concert
A New Sounds Live co-presentation hosted by WNYC’s John Schaefer

Wed, Feb 10, 7:30 pm
Rachel Grimes & Longleash
A New Sounds Live co-presentation hosted by WNYC’s John Schaefer

Wed, Feb 17, 7:30 pm
Yo La Tengo & Alvin Lucier

Wed, Mar 2, 7:30 pm
Lee Ranaldo & Dither

Sun, Mar 13, 7:30 pm
Exceptet, Ensemble Échappé & Goldfeather
Co-presentation with MATA

Thu, Mar 17, 7:30 pm
William Tyler, Quindar & Nick Hallett
A New Sounds Live co-presentation hosted by WNYC’s John Schaefer

Sat, Mar 19, 7:30 pm
M. Lamar, Charlie Looker & Mivos Quartet

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