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The Red Krayola celebrating 50th anniversary at The Kitchen (UPDATE: cancelled)

Red Krayola

Texas experimental rock legends The Red Krayola, still led by Mayo Thompson, will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a two-night stand in NYC this fall. It goes down at the historic non-profit performance arts space The Kitchen on November 4 & 5.

On night 1 (Friday), the group will perform the New York premiere of a new arrangement of 1976’s Corrected Slogans, their first collaboration with conceptual arts collective Arts & Language. Then on night 2 (Saturday), they’ll present a NYC jamboree called “Cooking in The Kitchen,” billed as “a survey of 50 years of their music with the Familiar Ugly” (aka the several people behind the “Free Form Freak-Outs” on Red Krayola’s influential 1967 debut album, The Parable of Arable Land). There will also be a conversation with Mayo at 5PM before the Saturday night show. Tickets for each night, and two-day passes, go on sale Monday, August 15 at 2 PM.

UPDATE: The show has been cancelled. The venue writes, “Due to unavoidable circumstances, The Red Krayola has regrettably had to cancel its upcoming concerts with The Kitchen. We hope to be able to reschedule in the near future. We look forward to seeing you at The Kitchen for another event soon.” Bummer.

In semi-related news, earlier today we posted news on Rocket From the Tombs, the band who splintered into Dead Boys and Pere Ubu, the latter of which Mayo Thompson was once a member of (and who very recently played NYC).

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