THURSDAY DEC. 7
MONKEY TOWN HOLIDAY PARTY
A Benefit for Monkey Town
in his only New York appearance for 2006,
MY ROBOT FRIEND
the “crackpot genius” of
NO ORDINARY MONKEY DJs
Lightshow by Luke Dubois, Adam Kendall, Ray Sweeten among many others
emceed by NICKLCAT
Monkey Town t-shirts and gift cards will be on sale.
"We want to thank our patrons for your incredible support over the past few months by throwing the kind of party you would only expect from Monkey Town. Earlier this autumn, we were threatened with the real possibility of having to close our doors, but the efforts of the New York artists community have kept us afloat. We are not out of the red yet. With winter’s dawning, we envision a prosperous future at Monkey Town, and want to celebrate it with you."--Monkey Town HQ
MY ROBOT FRIEND
My Robot Friend is the over-the-top project of Howard Robot, whose live performances mesmerize with quirky technopop, computer animations, general "new media" topsy-turveydom, and his legendary costume, an interactive suit of blinking and whirring L.E.D. lights and electroluminescent wire. A musical homage to new wave acts like Devo, his records have charted in Germany, he has been short-listed in Rolling Stone magazine, and his song "We're the Pet Shop Boys" was actually covered by the Pet Shop Boys (and more recently/absurdly, Robbie Williams!). Playing out social stereotypes of robots, My Robot Friend humorously enables his audience to consider how technology interacts with human emotion as evoked in popular song: alienation, angst, and most importantly, love.
The one-woman tour-de-force performance of Jibz Cameron, who takes the most absurd banalities of life and exaggerates them into a side-splitting philosophic rant involving music ...
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