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Laurie Anderson & Lou Reed are king & queen of the 2010 Mermaid Parade, playing BAM & other shows & stuff

photos by Erez Avissar

Queen Mermaid Laurie Anderson (at Santos Party House)…
Laurie Anderson

Mark your calendar for this year’s Mermaid Parade, happening Saturday, June 19th at 2pm. Leading the proceedings will be “King Neptune” Lou Reed and “Queen Mermaid” Laurie Anderson. The parade’s afterparty, featuring burlesque and music, is at the nearby NY Aquarium later that night. More details on the route and transportation are here.

Check out some pictures from the 2009 parade (which had Harvey Keitel and wife Daphna Kastner as the king and queen) and 2008’s ball/afterparty

Laurie Anderson has a new album on the way.

Laurie Anderson‘s forthcoming Nonesuch release, Homeland, is due out on June 22. To count down the weeks till then, Nonesuch will release one short video clip featuring Anderson’s male alter ego, Fenway Bergamot, every Tuesday now through release day. In today’s inaugural clip, Bergamot revisits the early days of the 2008 financial crisis. BAM has announced that Anderson will give the NY premiere of her new work, Delusion, at the Next Wave Festival this fall. [Nonesuch]

Delusion will run at BAM’s Harvey Theater Sep 21-25, Sep 28-30, Oct 1 & 2 at 7:30pm and Sep 26 & Oct 3 at 3pm. Tickets will be $20, 35, 45, 60. “Next Wave Festival subscription tickets for Friends of BAM (as well as subscribers to both the 2010 Spring Season and 2009 Next Wave Festival) are on sale Jun 7; subscription tickets for the general public are on sale Jun 14. Single tickets for Delusion and Vollmond are on sale Aug 30 (Aug 23 for Friends of BAM).”

The above-mentioned Nonesuch videos get posted here. There’s also a remix contest for the song “Only an Expert” off that record, which runs through May 27th (the winner will get $1,000 and their song will be available on iTunes).

Looking way into the future, Laurie Anderson joins Lou Reed, Mike Patton, Marc Ribot, Dave Douglas, and Uri Caine to perform with John Zorn in “a series of mind-bending sonic compositions and no-holds-barred improvisations” at NYC Opera on Wednesday, March 30, 2011. Tickets…TBA?

Lou recently took part in the Anthology Film Archives benefit at Hiro, but never made it to the Codes Festival in Poland where he was scheduled to play with Laurie and John Zorn on May 15th (Laurie and John did go though). All three of them are next scheduled to appear together on July 2nd at the Montreal Jazz Festival.

The pictures above and those below are from an April 28th benefit show at Santos Party House with Laurie Anderson, Tony Conrad, Erik Friedlander and (not pictured) Text of Light. More pictures and videos (including one with Laurie talking about Delusion) are below…

Erik Friedlander

Erik Friedlander

Erik Friedlander

Erik Friedlander

Erik Friedlander

Erik Friedlander

Erik Friedlander

Erik Friedlander

Erik Friedlander

Erik Friedlander

Erik Friedlander

Erik Friedlander

Erik Friedlander

Erik Friedlander

Erik Friedlander

Erik Friedlander

Erik Friedlander

Erik Friedlander

Erik Friedlander

Erik Friedlander

Erik Friedlander

Erik Friedlander

Erik Friedlander

Erik Friedlander

Erik Friedlander

Erik Friedlander

Erik Friedlander

Erik Friedlander

Erik Friedlander

Erik Friedlander

Erik Friedlander

Erik Friedlander

Erik Friedlander

Erik Friedlander

Erik Friedlander

Erik Friedlander

Erik Friedlander

Erik Friedlander

Erik Friedlander

Erik Friedlander

Erik Friedlander

Erik Friedlander

Laurie Anderson

Laurie Anderson

Laurie Anderson

Laurie Anderson

Laurie Anderson

Tony Conrad

Tony Conrad

Tony Conrad

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Transgendered Jesus

Transgendered Jesus

Transgendered Jesus

Transgendered Jesus

Transgendered Jesus

Transgendered Jesus

Transgendered Jesus

Transgendered Jesus

Transgendered Jesus

Transgendered Jesus

Transgendered Jesus

Thank You Tibet : LAURIE ANDERSON

Laurie Anderson – Delusion 2010 interview

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