Art + Culture

Live at the Archway: Gaijin à Go-Go

This week at Live at the Archway, you’ll be treated to a rare reunion of DUMBO’s most famous Japanese pop band.

  • Gaijin à Go-Go6:00pm
  • Artist Interactive at the Space Station: Pop up gallery + live art experienceAll night
…shimmy their frilly, shiny, booty-twitchin’ electronica…
The Village Voice

The Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge is a public plaza in DUMBO, Brooklyn. It’s on Water St between Anchorage Place and Adams St.


THE BAND:
Gaijin à Go-Go brings an infectious Japanese pop sound to the rhythms of 1960s style go-go music. The band self-released their debut EP Hello Copycat, which quickly got them signed to Sony Music International. The group released two additional full-length albums on Sony Music International’s label, Happy-55-Lucky and Merry-55-Round, and their latest album, Go-Go Boot Camp, premiered as part of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Cherry Blossom Festival in 2006. GAIJIN A GO-GO has played at dozens of venues throughout New York City including the Knitting Factory, CBGB, Sin-e, SOBs, Central Park, Prospect Park, at the top of the World Trade Center, RUBULAD, and New Lost City.

Gaijin à Go Go’s Archway performances reunites some of the group’s original members in a tribute to Pizzicato Five, together with a mix of original songs.

THE GALLERY:
The Space Station, by This Friday or Next Friday, premieres at this year’s Live at the Archway. Tfnf is likely the tiniest, most inconsequential art gallery in DUMBO, Brooklyn, probably in NYC, and maybe on the face of the earth. It was founded by Nathan Sinai Rayman, and he runs it with Zach Seeger, his Director of Programs.


Live at
The Archway

Live at the Archway–a curated series from the DUMBO Improvement District & The Lighthouse–showcases the best of DUMBO and Brooklyn talent, presenting a broad range of music and performance genres. This season brings sizzling salsa, Colombian cumbia, swing dancing, world roots music, sultry R&B, an Italian modern dance troupe, puppetry, funk, DJs and more. With beer, wine and bites from The Lighthouse and epic scenery below the Manhattan Bridge, it’s the best place to be every Thursday night. Concerts & events take place on Thursday evenings at 6:00 p.m.

See the full lineup

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