Live at the Archway: Gaijin à Go-Go
September 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm| Free
Live at the Archway is free performances + pop up gallery + interactive live art in a magical, only-in-DUMBO setting. Always free + all ages + rain or shine.
THIS WEEK don’t miss this special reunion show by this DUMBO/Japanese pop band, with “…shimmy their frilly, shiny, bootytwitchin’ electronica…” The Village Voice
> Gaijin à Go-Go — 6PM
> Artist Interactive at the Space Station: Pop up gallery + live art experience — All night!
The Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge is a public plaza in DUMBO, Brooklyn. It’s on Water St between Anchorage Place and Adams St.
Gaijin à Go-Go brings an infectious Japanese pop sound to the rhythms of 1960s style gogo music. The band selfreleased their debut EP Hello Copycat, which quickly got them signed to Sony Music International. The group released two additional fulllength albums on Sony Music International’s label, Happy55Lucky and Merry55Round, and their latest album, GoGo Boot Camp, premiered as part of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Cherry Blossom Festival in 2006. Gaijin à Go-Gohas played at dozens of venues throughout New York City including the Knitting Factory, CBGB, Sine, SOBs, Central Park, Prospect Park, at the top of the World Trade Center, RUBULAD, and New Lost City. Gaijin à Go-Go’s Archway performances reunites some of the group’s original members with a tribute to Pizzicato Five, together with a mix of original songs.
The Space Station, by This Friday or Next Friday, premieres at this year’s Live at the Archway. Tfnf is likely the tiniest, most inconsequential art gallery in DUMBO, Brooklyn, probably in NYC, and maybe on the face of the earth. It was founded by Nathan Sinai Rayman, and he runs it with Zach Seeger, his Director of Programs.
////////WHAT IS LIVE AT THE ARCHWAY, ANYWAYS?
Live at the Archway showcases the best of DUMBO and Brooklyn talent, presenting a broad range of music and performance genres. This season brings sizzling salsa, Colombian cumbia, swing dancing, world roots music, sultry R&B, an Italian modern dance troupe, puppetry, funk, DJs and more. With beer, wine and bites from The Lighthouse and epic scenery below the Manhattan Bridge, it’s the best place to be every Thursday night.
Concerts & events take place on Thursday evenings at 6:00 p.m. It’s always all ages and always rain or shine.
Live at the Archway is presented by The DUMBO Improvement District and The Lighthouse. It is co-curated by Clara Inés Schuhmacher, of the BID, and Tanya Rynd of Superfine.