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Lee Renaldo, Brian Chase, Dither Quartet at Ecstatic Music Festival
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Lee Renaldo, Dither & Brian Chase played the Ecstatic Music Festival (pics, setlist)

Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo, Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Brian Chase and electric guitar quartet Dither teamed up for this unique collaborative performance.

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Yo La Tengo at Ecstatic Music Festival (photo by David Andrako)
Yo La Tengo at Ecstatic Music Festival (photo by David Andrako)
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Yo La Tengo played the Ecstatic Music Festival w/ Alvin Lucier (pics / setlist)

On Wednesday, at New York's Merkin Concert Hall, Yo La Tengo appeared as a combination of cover band and bare-minimum orchestra for the electro-acoustic composer Alvin Lucier in a program of his works, laced with three band pieces, presented by the 2016 edition of the Ecstatic Music Festival...

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Ecstatic Music Festival underway: pics from Pharaohe Monch / PitchBlak Brass Band; Bang on a Can All-Stars this weekend

The 2016 Ecstatic Festival, which pairs rock/pop with composers and experimental musicians, just got underway with a 1/29 kickoff event at The Greene Space (featuring a Man Forever / Tigue collaboration) before settling in to its usual home of Merkin Concert Hall on Thursday (2/4) for a collaborative performance by skilled MC Pharoahe Monch and the PitchBlak Brass Band...

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

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...

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Bang On A Can announce Asphalt Orchestra Pixies shows & more for 2015 & 2016

NYC-based new music collective Bang on a Can have announced their 2015-2016 agenda, and that includes the return of the all day Bang on a Can Marthan next summer (happening in Rotterdam, MA and NYC), and much more before that...

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Photo by David Andrako
Photo by David Andrako
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Julia Holter played Ecstatic Music Fest w/ Spektral Quartet, who re-arranged James Blake (pics, audio)

Holter and the quartet also performed Alex Temple's song cycle "Behind the Wallpaper," which, Ms. Temple has said, includes Ms. Holter's music among its inspirations...

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Helado Negro & thingNY played the Ecstatic Music Festival (pics & stream)

It was a whimsical, theatrical night at the Ecstatic Music Festival on Wednesday (2/18) when Helado Negro (aka Roberto Carlos Lange) teamed with collective thingNY at Merkin Concert Hall...

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Photo by David Andrako
Photo by David Andrako
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John Zorn, the Talea Ensemble & more played the 2015 Ecstatic Music Festival at Merkin Concert Hall (pics)

A relatively short but satisfying and energizing immersion in Mr. Zorn's myriad styles, the evening was organized by the dazzling Talea Ensemble...

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Ecstatic Music Festival 2015 schedule (Julia Holter, Xiu Xiu, Kaki King, John Zorn, Bang On A Can All-Stars & more)

NYC's annual Ecstatic Music Festival returns to the Merkin Concert Hall this year with various shows happening from February through April, following the two free concerts at the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place in Janu...

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Colin Stetson played Ecstatic Music Festival w/ Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Sarah Neufeld, Greg Fox & more (pics/setlist)

The Ecstatic Music Festival continued this past Saturday (3/22) at Merkin Concert Hall with sax great Colin Stetson (collaborator of Arcade Fire, Bon Iver and many others), joined by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus...

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