9/09/2016

THE RED KRAYOLA CELEBRATE THEIR 50TH ANNIVERSARY IN NYC!

THE RED KRAYOLA CELEBRATE THEIR 50TH ANNIVERSARY IN NYC!
 
Celebrating their 50th anniversary,  The Red Krayola-recently dubbed the best Texas psychedelic band in history-appear for two nights with separate concerts. Band members performing throughout the weekend include Bill Bowman (bass);Dylan Ryan (piano, drums);Tom Watson (guitar, vocals);Sandy Yang (vocals, drums); and Mayo Thompson (vocals, piano). These performances mark the band's first in New York since their celebrated sets at the Whitney Biennial in 2012.
On Friday, November 4 at 8pm, the group perform the New York premiere of a new arrangement of Corrected Slogans (1976), their first collaboration with Art & Language. 
As Art & Language says: "The texts-the lyrics-of Corrected Slogans, which consist of insecurely rhyming and metrical samplings of Marxist economic theory, historiography, and social critique, are in the main, 'not at home' in the music. Together, they make a chimera. It could be said simplistically that the rock n' roll of the music carries the message of the text into circumstances where it would not otherwise be heard (on the Salvation Army principle that the Devil should not always have the best tunes). Alternatively, it could be said that the improbable détente between music and text is a disguise for both: the music clothes the text in auditory garments such that it cannot appear as itself, and the text makes a semantic demand on the music that it can only hide." 
On Saturday, November 5 at 8pm, the band presents a NYC jamboree (Cooking in The Kitchen), a survey of 50 years of their music with the Familiar Ugly. Preceding the Saturday performance will be a conversation with Mayo Thompson at 5pm.   
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