After a wild hip hop-focused lineup the previous week, Saturday's (8/20) Warm Up at MoMA PS1 veered more towards the experimental. DJ Haram and Geng started off the afternoon with DJ sets, setting the stage for a live performance of Moor Mother's politically charged noise music. While Moor Mother's sound may be more effective in a dark club than outside under the sun, it was nice to see her play in front of a big Warm Up crowd.

The afternoon continued with sets from Delia Gonzalez, and then John Maus, who had the biggest crowd of the day. It was the third day in a row of shows for Maus and his new live band (we also caught them Friday night at Baby's All Right) but Maus showed no sign of flagging energy as he gestured wildly, clutched at his clothing, and grimaced throughout a short set. Daphni, aka Dan Snaith of Caribou, closed out the day, which you can see pictures of in the gallery above.

John Maus and Moor Mother share another bill next month when they both play Basilica Soundscape. Maus also goes on to play Desert Daze and Pop Montreal this fall.

There are only two Warm Up Saturdays left this summer: August 26 with DJDS, ACTRESS, Show Me the Body, RP Boo, Yves Tumor (DJ set) and UMFANG, and the final weekend on September 2 with DJ Tunez, Little Dragon, DJ Lag, LSDXOXO, Odwalla1221, and Debit. Tickets are on sale for both.


photos by Amanda Hatfield

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