Art + Culture

Free DUMBO Summer Friday Concert Announced 8/17

It’s summer. It’s Friday. It’s a Summer Friday, which means you can leave work early, soak up the sun early and pass out early — OR break your routine and hit up DUMBO Summer Friday, courtesy of your loving DUMBO Improvement District – with special assist from DUMBO tenant Northside Media Group (think L Mag and Northside Festival) and streaming live on  O Music Awards Unboxed.

DUMBO Summer Friday is a day of free awesome music and tech demos under the cool shade of The Archway – featuring music from Javelin, Prince Rama, Zambri and Bosco Delrey, as well as DJ Sets by Russ Marshalek of Flavorpill and the band Silent Drape Runners.  Artist Laura Vitale will be showing off her sound installation at the event- a variation of a work called “Plaster,” in which she plays with the audio-visual qualities of gypsum plaster.

On the tech scene we’ll have some of DUMBO’s digital finest showing off entertainment apps and other fun interactive treats, including Andrew Zarick’s StereoGrid – a platform that leverages artists existing press lists and the StereoGrid Network of music websites to distribute new music releases to the world. Others to be announced next week!

DUMBO’s staple Thursday/Friday Brooklyn Flea vendors will be serving up Asia Dogs and po’ boys galore.  And you’ll even be able to get a double serving this week since they’ll be in business for lunch and dinner.

A very special shout out to the fabulous Councilmember Steve Levin- without whose help and support DUMBO Summer Friday would not be possible!  Don’t forget to keep checking back in the weeks to come as more announcements about the event are posted.

Friday, August 17th 2pm-9pm
The Archway, DUMBO
(Corner of Water Street and Anchorage Place)


BANDS: Bosco Delrey, Zambri, Prince Rama, Javelin

Bosco Delrey: Bosco Delrey is producer and purveyor of experimental pop and rock n roll, Bosco’s production and musicianship reference the sounds of Sun Studios-era recordings, southern rap, church hymns and dancehall, updating lo-fi guitar twang with pop beats and vintage synthesizers to create a wall of distorted dance-grunge.

Zambri: Zambri is the ethereal duo of Cristi Jo and Jessica, sisters who have been making music together since they shared a bedroom as kids.  Their debut album, House Of Baasa, out April 10th, 2012, is a powerful expression that embodies the spirit of adventure in all its glory.

Prince Rama: Drawing from a collective mine of times and spaces, Prince Rama (made up of sisters Taraka and Nimai Larson) takes the threads of ancient symbolism and ritual and weaves a surreal universe that is wholly their own. Their often-unpredictable live shows graze the space between psychedelic ceremony, performance art and initiation rite.

Javelin: Javelin formed in 2005-to throw a party of their own, one that sees nothing wrong with dropping crooked disco, schoolyard funk, abstract R&B and pitch-perfect pop in the same set.

ARTIST: Laura Vitale

Laura Vitale graduated with an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in May of 2012, and holds a BA in Visual Art from Brown University, 2007. She has made commissioned installations and performances for WNYC, Issue Project Room in Brooklyn, has been a Van Lier Fellow at Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, and received a New York State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Grant in 2010.