Art + Culture

Live at the Archway: Underground System

This week at Live at the Archway, dance along to female-fronted Afrobeat.

  • Underground System6:0pm
  • DJ DuctTape To follow
  • Artist Interactive at the Space Station: Pop up gallery + live art experienceAll night
…a mind-blowing show–definitely not to be missed.

Underground System, the Brooklyn, New York born female-fronted group of modern afrobeat deconstructionists, augments its presence with a multitude of eclectic musical influences including the South Bronx girl group ESG, Fela Kuti, and British new wave cult classic band XTC, together with a penchant for the deeper sounding corners of New York City dance floors. The group gained prominence with the release of a dozen official remixes of Bella Ciao – a retro-futuristic interpretation of a Partisan anti-fascist Italian WWII anthem.

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