Playing Hooky Series

May 13 — Jul 22, 2016
This stream will be available at 4pm on May 13

Playing Hooky is a bi-monthly, live in-studio performance series, streamed on Clocktower Radio. The programs are offered as a distraction from the work-week blues, and recorded, collected, and posted to this page with insightful interviews with the performers. Past episodes include performances from Frankie Cosmos, Helado Negro, Ikue Mori, Ned Rothenberg, and many more.

The line-up for the summer of 2016 is staged and recorded in our newly completed recording studio housed in shipping containers in the dreamy garden in Red Hook, Brooklyn. This season, performances will be streamed live on clocktower.org as well as filmed and recorded to be released on audio cassette tapes, as part of a Playing Hooky Mixtape series.

This project is made possible by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts

2016 Summer Line-Up:

May 13, 4 – 5PM

James Brandon Lewis Trio

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The free-jazz James Brandon Lewis Trio stop by the studio for a Playing Hooky broadcasted live set, with Luke Stewart on bass, Warren G. Crudup IIIon drums, and James Brandon Lewis on saxophone.

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May 20, 4 – 5PM

Guerilla Toss

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The high intensity band Guerilla Toss performs brutal and inventive rock and roll dance music in a one hour set performed live and broadcasted as part of the Playing Hooky radio event series.

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Jun 17, 4 – 5PM

Ava Mendoza

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The ecstatic guitar virtuoso, Ava Mendoza stops by the studio for a Playing Hooky broadcasted live set. Streamed live on clocktower.org straight from a shipping container/recording studio in the idyllic garden at Pioneer Works!

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Jul 1, 4 – 5PM

Wume

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Expansive sound and polyrhythmic structures pervade the Wume duo’s one hour set performed live and broadcasted as part of the Playing Hooky radio event series. Streamed on clocktower.org straight from a shipping container/recording studio in the idyllic garden at Pioneer Works.

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July 22, 4 – 5PM

Horse Lords

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The Baltimore band Horse Lords performs a symbiotic clash of minimalist experimentations and rock, in an ecstatic one hour set performed live and broadcasted as part of the Playing Hooky radio event series.

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