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Nick Zinner co-leading ’41 Strings’ (RSVP), played guitar on the new Santigold/Karen O song, has his photos in a gallery

Nick Zinner at MoMA last year (more by Chris La Putt)
Nick Zinner

Not to be confused with events co-organized by the Boredoms, last year 40 drummers got together at the Hudson Hotel’s Good Units, and this year the same group is organizing a string party…

We’re doing it again and we’re doing it big! Last year, 40 Drummers was more epic than we had ever imagined. With original music composed by Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and Hisham Akira Bharoocha & Ben Vida (Soft Circle) from 40 Drummers, performed by 41+ uber-talented musicians, this year’s is no doubt going to be just as awesome as the last. We’re talking 41 STRINGS – that’s violins, violas, cellos, electric & acoustic guitars, upright bass, electric bass, on top of synth and drums.

Super rad lighting works by Yoshi Sodeoka, mixed by E*Rock and produced by Dawn of Man, and also by Ernesto Klar will be candy for your eyes. Kanon Organic Vodka and wine from The Naked Grape will take care of the rest.

No word on the personnel at 41 Strings, but we do know that David Pajo will be one of the axe-slingers. The show goes down at 8PM on Wednesday, May 11th (again) at Good Units. RSVP at RSVP@Loomstate.org (yes, this happens in the Hudson Hotel and is somehow related to the Loomstate clothing company). Flyer below.

In related news, Nick Zinner laid down fretwork for the new Santigold track “Go” which features guest vocals from Karen O and which was produced by Q-Tip AND Switch and which debuted on Jay-Z‘s blog recently. Listen to the song below.

Speaking of Q-Tip, don’t forget that he is scheduled to headline Brooklyn Hip Hop Fest on July 18th. Tickets are on sale.

And in other Nick Zinner news, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist is currently showcasing his photographic work at Anastasia Photo through June 4th.

That song stream and the flyer is below.


Go – Santogold featuring Karen O

41 Strings

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