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Sons of Kemet / Irreversible Entanglements

City Farm Presents x BOOM Collective: Summer Series at Industry City
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City Farm Presents & BOOM Collective:
Summer Series at Industry City
✹ Sons of Kemet
✹ Irreversible Entanglements

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Doors 7:30PM ✹ Show 8:00PM

$18 ADV ✹ $22 Day of Show ✹ 21+


ABOUT SUMMER SERIES AT INDUSTRY CITY▶

Created by the team behind Brooklyn venues The Bell House and Union Hall, City Farm Presents returns to Industry City for a second summer of outdoor shows in Courtyard 1-2! From June-September, this season features an expanded schedule with more than 35 concerts and dance parties. Audiences can expect to discover a diverse line-up featuring genres spanning rock, soul, electronic, jazz, world and beyond. This summer will introduce thoughtful artist curation to an already unique and creative space, bringing a fresh take on the New York City outdoor concert experience. For more information, visit our Website or the City Farm Presents Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

All Summer Series shows are located at Industry City in Courtyard 1-2 (info and directions below).

Doors open one hour prior to performance unless otherwise noted.


VENUE ADDRESS ▶

Industry City - Courtyard 1-2

Entrance at 238 36th Street (Food Hall Entrance)

Brooklyn, NY 11232 | Google Maps


DIRECTIONS TO THE VENUE ▶

☞ BY CAR

There is a paid designated parking lot accessible via 2nd Avenue between 32nd Street and 36th Street

☞ BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

D / N / R to 36th Street

B63 Bus to 36th Street

☞ BY BIKE

There are bike racks located throughout the Industry City campus.

There is a Citi Bike bike sharing station located at 2nd Ave between 36th Street and 35th Street, and another at the corner of 2nd Ave and 39th Street.


FOOD OPTIONS AT INDUSTRY CITY▶

Eat your heart out Brooklyn. From Korean comfort food to Instagram-famous Avocado toasts, Industry City’s Food Hall is a delicious culinary gathering place in the center of campus. Stroll along Innovation Alley and beyond to discover other Brooklyn-based purveyors serving up local craft spirits distilled on site and some of the country’s best BBQ.

  • Table 87 Pizza
  • Burger Joint
  • Ends Meat
  • Avocaderia
  • Taco Mix
  • Recently opened Japan Village (Building 4)
  • Hometown BBQ (Building 5 - Opening Soon!)

Click Here For Food Options Near Courtyard 1-2 in Industry City


VENUE BAR HOURS ▶

Our venue bar is open for all scheduled performances at doors, and in addition to:

Thursday-Friday: Opens at 4:00PM

Saturday-Sunday: Opens at Noon

✴ Happy Hour! ✴

Weekdays 4:00pm-7:00pm, $1 off all beer, wine and well!


RAIN OR SHINE POLICY▶

All Performances are Rain or Shine. In the event of dangerous weather we will be communicating updates on our website, Facebook, Instagram Stories and Twitter.


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ABOUT SONS OF KEMET ✹

Sons Of Kemet are born of many vital elements -- including a name that nods to ancient Egyptian culture, and a line-up that comprises some of the most progressive 21st-century talents in British jazz and beyond. Band-leader, composer and sax and clarinet don Shabaka Hutchings (himself named after a Nubian pharaoh-philosopher) brings together his fiery vision alongside London-based bandmates Tom Skinner and Seb Rochford (forming a dynamo duo on drums here) and latest addition Theon Cross (taking over from Oren Marshall on tuba).

These collaborative players have previously won major praise in celebrated acts such as Polar Bear, Hello Skinny, Melt Yourself Down, Mulatu Astatke and the Heliocentrics, and Sun Ra's Arkestra. Yet there's still nothing quite like the 'supergroup' sound of Sons Of Kemet: eloquent, fierce, explosively funky -- and thrillingly out-there.

'I see Sons Of Kemet as a group that's free to explore even more areas,' smiles the genial 31-year-old Hutchings. 'The music is driven by the band's synergy, but it could go anywhere, and we've played everywhere from sit-down art venues to sweaty nightclubs and international festivals; we're not forced into one direction. We can let our musicality take on a life of its own. When we play live, we know what the end result is: everyone in hysteria. But how we get there is anyone's guess.'

Originally formed in May 2011, Sons Of Kemet had already forged a rep for incendiary live sets by the time their debut album, Burn, was released in September 2013. That assured collection inspired passionate props across the board, from DJ/music connoisseur Gilles Peterson (who included Burn in his Worldwide Awards shortlist) to The Arts Desk (who pronounced it Album Of The Year), iTunes Best Of Jazz, and The Quietus. The band also scooped the MOBO Best Jazz trophy that year, which remains one of Hutchings's proudest achievements: 'It felt like lots and lots of work had actually paid off,' he says, adding wryly: 'Actually, I see Burn as quite a restrained album.'\

Hutchings regards Sons Of Kemet's hotly anticipated second album, Lest We Forget What We Came Here To Do, as a vivid continuation of their debut work's themes, rather than a complete departure. He also describes the latest collection as 'a meditation on the Caribbean diaspora in Britain.'

'The realisation dawned after I'd started writing these tunes,' he explains. 'I was thinking of my grandmother's generation from the Caribbean, who came here to work incredibly hard, and also what it means to be a black person in Britain now, especially a generation of youth experiencing high unemployment, and those elements of society who are not always easy to see.'


ABOUT IRREVERSIBLE ENTANGLEMENTS ✹

Irreversible Entanglements are a liberation-oriented free jazz collective formed in early 2015 by saxophonist Keir Neuringer, poet Camae Ayewa (a.k.a. Moor Mother) and bassist Luke Stewart, who came together to perform at a Musicians Against Police Brutality event organized after the slaying of Akai Gurley by the NYPD. Months later the group added trumpeter Aquiles Navarro and drummer Tcheser Holmes (a duo who also performed at the MAPB event) for a single day of recording at Seizure’s Palace in Brooklyn, and the full quintet’s first time playing together was captured for this debut. In four relentless bouts of inspired fire music the instrumentalists explore and elaborate compositional ideas drawn from their deep individual studies of free jazz improvisation, but the tone of each piece is driven decisively by Ayewa’s searing poetic narrations of Black trauma, survival and power. The message is the undeniable essence of the music. Though free jazz with voice is an uncommon approach in the modern day landscape of the genre, the spirit and subject the band channels and explores represent a return to a central tenant of the sound as it was founded – to be a vehicle for Black liberation. As creative and adventurous as any recording of contemporary avant-garde jazz but offering listeners no abstractions to hide behind, this is music that both honors and defies tradition, speaking to the present while insisting on the future.

Past / future live performances include Le Guess Who, NYC Winter Jazz Fest, Jazz Festival Willisau, Donaufestival, Big Ears Festival, Ecstatic Music Festival, Padova Jazz Festival, RBMA, Willisau Jazz festival, Berlin Jazz Fest, Brighton Jazz Festival, Unsound, Pitchfork Festival, Rewire amongst others.


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