PS 1 2008 Lineup Announced | Umm Yea..

4 07 2008

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And so there I was excited to see the lineup in its full glory—and then…letting out a big WTF?  Going down the list, the lineup is somewhat dissappointing.  No big-er names like years past.  Maybe its just the function of every single park in New York competing with a huge band/dj/artist this summer almost every day of the week.  Who knows – still a couple good weeks to check out.  Def recommend at least for the sponsored Brooklyn Lager — wait looks like that might have been replaced too for Union Beer??…ahhhhh

WARM UP 2008 

Every Saturday, 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. July 5 – September 6, 2008

P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center is proud to announce the tenth anniversary of Warm Up, the critically acclaimed series of live music and DJ acts that has become one of New York’s most exciting and anticipated summer events. This year’s Warm Up will be housed in an urban farmland, P.F.1 (Public Farm One), featuring live and blossoming vegetation created by the winners of the 2008 Young Architects Program, WORK Architecture Company.

This summer will mark the second year Warm Up has featured a curatorial team led by P.S.1 Director of Public Programming and Managing Director of Art Radio David Weinstein and co-curators Jason Drummond and Zach Layton. David Weinstein says, “This year’s Warm Up celebrates its tenth anniversary with the widest and wildest collection of bands, DJs, and musical experimenters. We have legendary artists alongside a new generation of musicians brought from near and far – from France and Finland to Brooklyn’s Black Rock Coalition, from punk and funk to electronic and psychedelic. Every day will be a six hour musical thrill ride.”

Past Warm Up live performances and DJ sets have included renowned international acts such as Body & Soul, DJ Harvey, Groove Collective, Juan Atkins, Stacey Pullen, Lovebug Starski, MU, Monolake, Afrika Bambaataa, Mad Professor, Richie Hawtin, Trevor Jackson, DJ Craze, Charlie Dark, Vikter Duplaix, Fischerspooner, Frederic Galliano, Kid Koala, Arto Lindsay, Scissor Sisters, Jeannie Hopper, Ursula Rucker, Derrick May, Swayzak, Luke Vibert, X-Press 2, Danny Wang, Dennis Ferrer, The Martinez Brothers, Psychic TV,  and many more.

The music series, produced by P.S.1 Director of Operations Antoine Guererro, was conceived in 1997 as a summer-long dance series to attract crowds to Long Island City, Queens, and P.S.1. It now draws thousands of local and international visitors every Saturday for a merging of exciting music, contemporary art, and fascinating people. It has received critical attention both state and worldwide. Time Out New York readers voted Warm Up the “best club” in New York City, and The Observer (UK) ranked it #10 of “The 20 Hottest Beach Parties in the World.”

Warm Up will also be streamed live on Art Radio Simply visit every Saturday, July 5 through September 6, from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST and enjoy full access to the music, along with on-the-spot artist and DJ interviews. The broadcasts will be archived on

Nublu hosts
Nublu  Orchestra conducted by Butch Morris
DJs Justin Carter & Probus  (Nublu)
Dex aka Nomadico (Underground Resistance)
So Percussion performs  Steve Reich

Rong/DFA hosts

Free Blood
DJ Spun  (Rong Music)
Scotty Coats (RVCA, LA)

agnès b. presents

Dorit Chrysler
Au Revoir Simone
Danton Eeprom

DFA hosts

James Murphy & Pat Mahoney  (LCD Soundsystem)
Liv Spencer (Still Going)
Ikue  Mori

Black Rock Coalition and Five Six Media host

Chuck Treece’s McRad
Apollo Heights
Guest DJs

Royal Norwegian Consulate General hosts

Mungolian Jet  Set
Guest DJs

Environ hosts

Kelley  Polar Quartet
Metro Area (Environ)
Tony Conrad

Fimic & Artists’ Association of Finland hosts

DJ Poodlecannon
Jimi Tenor
Op:L  Bastards
Guest DJs

Jonathan Kane’s February
James Chance and  The Contortions
Matthew Dear & Ryan Elliott (Spectral Sound,  USA)
Jason Evans (Hey Convict! Australia)

Lisa Shaw  (live)
Bing Ji Ling (live)
Neil Aline (Chez Music)
Jerome Derradji  (Still Music)

For an updated listing of musical acts, bands, and DJs, inquire at the Visitor Services Desk or visit
Hours and Directions
Opening July 5, Warm Up 2008 will be held for ten consecutive weeks, each Saturday through September 6, from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center is located at 22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46th Avenue in Long Island City, Queens, across the Queensboro Bridge from midtown Manhattan. It is easily accessible by bus and subway. Traveling by subway, visitors should take either the E or V to 23 Street-Ely Avenue (note that the V does not run on weekends); the 7 to 45 Road-Courthouse Square; or the G to Court Square or 21 Street-Van Alst. Visitors may also take the Q67 bus to Jackson and 46th Avenues or the B61 to Jackson Avenue.  Visitors using public transportation are advised to check the MTA Weekend Service Advisory.

On Warm Up Saturdays, from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the admission fee to P.S.1 and Warm Up is $10. Included in this price is access to all exhibitions and Warm Up. During this time, P.S.1 does not offer the $5 suggested admission or any other discounted admission rate. Advance tickets can be purchased at agnès b.

MoMA Members and Long Island City residents get one free entry plus one guest entry.

Generous funding for Warm Up 2008 is provided by agnès b. Special thanks to Union Beer and Fiji Water for their support.




2 responses

4 07 2008

man oh man does that line up look fantastic. wow.

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