Art + Culture

Live at the Archway: 79.5

This week at Live at the Archway, groove to psychedelic soul with “…honeyed vocalists, street flautists, and psych guitarists…” ­­says The New Yorker, plus make some art with Vladimir Nazarov.

  • 79.56:00pm
  • DJ set by Dan EdinbergTo follow
  • Artist Interactive at the Space Station: Pop up gallery + live art experience with Vladimir NazarovAll night
…honeyed vocalists, street flautists, and psych guitarists…
The New Yorker

Since 2012, 79.5 has been heavily active in the New York City indie, soul, R&B & hip-hop scenes with triple-female vocal harmonies from Kate Mattison, Nya Parker Brown and Piya Malik together with organ, percussive funk guitar, tenor saxophone and flute, with elements of 90s R&B, psych rock, and soul, creating a sound entirely their own. The band has collectively shared stages and / or recorded with Sean Lennon / GHOSTT, Akon, Elysian Fields, JG Thirlwell, Joe Bataan, Deerhoof, Kid Sister, Blitz the Ambassador, Neneh Cherry, Chucky Thompson, Diplo, Javelin, Freeway, Lil Louie, Barbara Tucker & Thurston Moore, among others. Their debut album, Predictions, produced by Leon Michels comes out in Fall 2017 on Big Crown Records.

Dan Edinberg is a producer, composer, and bassist residing in Brooklyn.  Active in the music community for the last 20 years, he is most known as bassist/keyboardist/vocalist with The Stepkids, the psychedelic soul trio singed to Stones Throw Records.  Drawing from a wide array of influences including jazz, r+b, hip hop, disco, electro, 1980’s house music, afrobeats, and reggae, you can expect the unexpected during his DJ sets.


Vladimir Nazarov is a contemporary visual artist living in New York City. His fascination with the healing nature of art is what motivates him to create. Chiefly concerned with the concept behind a given art work, Nazarov lets the work unfold in whatever medium his subject matter necessitates. A pioneer in the use of color, space, and layering in symbolic abstraction, Nazarov’s chosen medium is but the vehicle of his creative expression in totality. Nazarov is a firm believer in the power of art to enrich neighborhoods and create a perfect symbiosis between commercial businesses and artistic expression; he was one of the very first artists to settle in DUMBO.

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.

(Band Photo: Sesse Lind)

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