If you live in or plan to be visiting New York over the coming weekend, this is the place to be on Sunday.
On the eve of what would have been her 49th birthday, there’s gonna be a party for the dearly missed Ari Up at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY, January 16.
The growing lineup of bands and musicians include:
original and current members of the Slits, including Tessa Pollitt, Hollie Cook, Neneh Cherry and AnnA Ozawa; Bruce Smith of PiL and the Slits; members of Brave New Girl; Band Droidz; legendary Beefheart guitarist Gary Lucas; Afrobeat superstar Wunmi Olaiya; Felice Rosser (Faith); Dee Pop (Bush Tetras, Radio I-Ching); Lizzi Bougatsis (Gang Gang Dance); Afro-Punk avatar Tamar-Kali, King Django; Honeychild Coleman; Barbara Gogan (The Passions); Sherleen Nubro; Lisa Samuels and many luminaries from the punk and reggae worlds backed by Ira Heaps and the True Warriors performing classic Slits hits, dancehall and previously unheard originals by Ari Up. Lyrical Readings and Remembrances by Michael Patrick McDonald, Greg Tate, Sara Marcus (Girls To The Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution) and Angela Jaeger (ex-Pigbag).
Tickets are available here.
Ari talks about her friends, her peers and rivals in this short video filmed at the Brooklyn Museum’s “Who Shot Rock and Roll” exhibit (October 30, 2009–January 31, 2010).
Via The Village Voice.