7/11 | Live at the Archway: Eli Paperboy Reed / High & Mighty Brass Brand / NYC Crit Club

This week at L@TA, sing along with soulful Eli Paperboy Reed, and Harlem Gospel Travelers (opening!) NYC Crit Club curates a group show, “Under the Magnifying Glass," in the gallery.

Live at the Archway is DUMBO's signature series: featuring dynamic musical performances + spectacle opening acts for kids & kidults + a pop-up art gallery + interactive art experiences, in a magical, only-in-DUMBO setting. Always free, all ages, + rain or shine.


  • IN GALLERY CUBED: “Under the Magnifying Glass” curated by Claudia Bitran, Hilary Doyle, and Catherine Haggarty of the NYC Crit Club


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 HEADLINER | AT 6:15PM. From humble musical beginnings growing up outside of Boston, Eli Paperboy Reed moved to Clarksdale, Mississippi when he was 18, cutting his teeth playing and singing in juke joints all over the Delta, and spending a year as minister of music with Southside church of Soul legend Mitty Collier. His GarageSoul-inspired albums have landed more than $2.5 million in licensing. Reed’s new single, from his upcoming Yep Rock release Ninety Nine Cent Dreams, featuring legendary rapper Big Daddy Kane premiered on Elton John’s Apple Music Beats 1 Radio Show. His strong, passionate voice has left crowds in awe at Lollapolooza, Download Fest, Voodoo Fest, Fuji Rock Festival, Byron Bay Blues Festival, Jools Holland, Taratata, and more.

THE OPENER, FOR KIDS AND KIDS-AT-HEART | AT 5:30PM.  High & Mighty Brass Brand (HMBB) has rocked out at several of the top US music festivals including Bonnaroo and Governors Ball. The band was invited to tour with Galactic and shared the stage with legends such as The Flaming Lips, Cyril Neville, Lake Street Dive, Lee Fields, Cake, Dr. John and Trombone Shorty, among others. Their combined influences include classic R&B, Funk, Afrobeat and more contemporary styles of Hip Hop and Trap music. Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, the group’s sound is both powerful and soulful.

THE ARTIST IN GALLERY CUBED | ALL NIGHT. “Under the Magnifying Glass” is a group exhibition showcasing a selection of small works made by NYC Crit Club artists. This exhibit showcases a wide range of responses to the prompt of creating specific and unique pieces for Gallery Cubed’s space. The irony of showing small pieces in a temporary space under the Manhattan Bridge is not lost on the curators, so visitors are encouraged to take a close look at each small piece through magnifying glasses that will be installed throughout the gallery.