TI thinks its one of the best things about NY in the summer. (Even on a drizzly and dreary July 5th) . All roads lead to the LIC! Here's the full roster:
WARM UP 2008
TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Every Saturday, 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. July 5 – September 6, 2008
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center is proud to announce the tenth anniversary of Warm Up, the critically acclaimed series of live music and DJ acts that has become one of New York’s most exciting and anticipated summer events. This year’s Warm Up will be housed in an urban farmland, P.F.1 (Public Farm One), featuring live and blossoming vegetation created by the winners of the 2008 Young Architects Program, WORK Architecture Company.
This summer will mark the second year Warm Up has featured a curatorial team led by P.S.1 Director of Public Programming and Managing Director of Art Radio WPS1.org David Weinstein and co-curators Jason Drummond and Zach Layton. David Weinstein says, “This year's Warm Up celebrates its tenth anniversary with the widest and wildest collection of bands, DJs, and musical experimenters. We have legendary artists alongside a new generation of musicians brought from near and far – from France and Finland to Brooklyn's Black Rock Coalition, from punk and funk to electronic and psychedelic. Every day will be a six hour musical thrill ride.”
Past Warm Up live performances and DJ sets have included renowned international acts such as Body & Soul, DJ Harvey, Groove Collective, Juan Atkins, Stacey Pullen, Lovebug Starski, MU, Monolake, Afrika Bambaataa, Mad Professor, Richie Hawtin, Trevor Jackson, DJ Craze, Charlie Dark, Vikter Duplaix, Fischerspooner, Frederic Galliano, Kid Koala, Arto Lindsay, Scissor Sisters, Jeannie Hopper, Ursula Rucker, Derrick May, Swayzak, Luke Vibert, X-Press 2, Danny Wang, Dennis Ferrer, The Martinez Brothers, Psychic TV, and many more.
The music series, produced by P.S.1 Director of Operations Antoine Guererro, was conceived in 1997 as a summer-long dance series to attract crowds to Long Island City, Queens, and P.S.1. It now draws thousands of local and international visitors every Saturday for a merging of exciting music, contemporary art, and fascinating people. It has received critical attention both state and worldwide. Time Out New York readers voted Warm Up the “best club” in New York City, and The Observer (UK) ranked it #10 of “The 20 Hottest Beach Parties in the World.”
Warm Up will also be streamed live on Art Radio WPS1.org. Simply visit www.wps1.org every Saturday, July 5 through September 6, from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST and enjoy full access to the music, along with on-the-spot artist and DJ interviews. The broadcasts will be archived on WPS1.org.
Nublu Orchestra conducted by Butch Morris
DJs Justin Carter & Probus (Nublu)
Dex aka Nomadico (Underground Resistance)
So Percussion performs Steve Reich
DJ Spun (Rong Music)
Scotty Coats (RVCA, LA)
agnès b. presents
Au Revoir Simone
James Murphy & Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem)
Liv Spencer (Still Going)
Black Rock Coalition and Five Six Media host
Chuck Treece's McRad
Royal Norwegian Consulate General hosts
Mungolian Jet Set
Kelley Polar Quartet
Metro Area (Environ)
Fimic & Artists’ Association of Finland hosts
Jonathan Kane's February
James Chance and The Contortions
Matthew Dear & Ryan Elliott (Spectral Sound, USA)
Jason Evans (Hey Convict! Australia)
Lisa Shaw (live)
Bing Ji Ling (live)
Neil Aline (Chez Music)
Jerome Derradji (Still Music)
For an updated listing of musical acts, bands, and DJs, inquire at the Visitor Services Desk or visit www.ps1.org.
Hours and Directions
Opening July 5, Warm Up 2008 will be held for ten consecutive weeks, each Saturday through September 6, from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center is located at 22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46th Avenue in Long Island City, Queens, across the Queensboro Bridge from midtown Manhattan. It is easily accessible by bus and subway. Traveling by subway, visitors should take either the E or V to 23 Street-Ely Avenue (note that the V does not run on weekends); the 7 to 45 Road-Courthouse Square; or the G to Court Square or 21 Street-Van Alst. Visitors may also take the Q67 bus to Jackson and 46th Avenues or the B61 to Jackson Avenue. Visitors using public transportation are advised to check the MTA Weekend Service Advisory.
On Warm Up Saturdays, from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the admission fee to P.S.1 and Warm Up is $10. Included in this price is access to all exhibitions and Warm Up. During this time, P.S.1 does not offer the $5 suggested admission or any other discounted admission rate. Advance tickets can be purchased at agnès b.