Fischerspooner / Xeno & Oaklander / Juliana Huxtable
SAT, JUN 23
6:30 Gates / 7:30PM Show
"The art-pop duo and original poster-boys for New York City's electroclash scene" (NPR) have come storming back with a fresh embrace of sensuality, lust, and love, and a new stage show that is not for the prudish. As pioneers of the early '00s electroclash movement, FISCHERSPOONER combined sly performance art with elements of new wave and techno, leading wild dance parties with unabashed showmanship.
Frontman Casey Spooner and co-writer/producer Warren Fischer have moved through different creative periods in the years since. 2005's Odyssey was a muscular, commercial collection, their first and only for Capitol Records, but when touring wrapped behind the record, Spooner returned to his roots as a stage actor, joining the experimental New York performance ensemble The Wooster Group. Sir, the band's first new record in nine years, is filled with dance-floor-ready jams and boasts a gaggle of collaborators, including Michael Stipe, Caroline Polachek of Chairlift, and Beyoncé-collaborator Boots.
Based in Brooklyn, XENO & OAKLANDER are a minimal electronics girl/boy duo that began writing music and soundtracks in 2004. Liz Wendelbo, who is French / Norwegian, and Sean McBride, from Maryland, record their songs live in their Brooklyn studio and play analogue synthesizers and instruments exclusively. Having toured the United States, Europe, and Russia, Xeno & Oaklander play extensively in New York in music venues, art establishments, and festivals such as Chaos in Tejas, Buchla Source of Uncertainty, and the Moog showcase at SXSW—and they come to the Bandshell for the first time this year.
JULIANA HUXTABLE, "a mind whose output transcends prescribed limitations," (artnet) is a multi-faceted artist who explores the intersections of race, gender, queerness, and identity in various formats—through music, social media, self portraiture, and performance. She also knows her way around a turntable, and will DJ prior to Fischerspooner’s set.
More info: https://www.bricartsmedia.org/events-performances/bric-celebrate-brooklyn-festival/fischerspooner-juliana-huxtable
Join us prior to the show for a special reception with artist Grimanesa Amorós at 6PM. As part of its 40th year anniversary season, BRIC has commissioned HEDERA, a monumental light sculpture by interdisciplinary New York-based Peruvian artist Grimanesa Amorós, which is on display all summer long. On Saturday, June 23, get to the Bandshell early for this event, which is free and open to the public. The event will include the following:
- A brief discussion with artist Grimanesa Amorós, led by Elizabeth Ferrer, Vice President of Contemporary Art at BRIC.
- An audience Q&A.
- Toast with the artist (a cash bar will be available during the event).
- Music by artist and DJ Juliana Huxtable.
Gates will open at 6PM for this event and you can click here for more information about the reception: https://www.bricartsmedia.org/events-performances/artist-reception-grimanesa-amor%C3%B3s-hedera