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MoMA’s ‘Warm Up’ kicks off Saturday

Warm Up 2012

Warm Up 2012

June 22, 2015 By Michael Florio

A popular LIC summer music series is set to return this weekend.

Warm Up, the summer music series hosted by MoMA PS1, is kicking off its 18th year this Saturday and will run every Saturday—from 3 pm to 9pm– until Sept. 5.

The series is held in MoMA PS1’s courtyard, which is located at 22-25 Jackson Ave. Tickets cost $18 in advance and $20 on the day.  For Long Island City residents (zip codes: 11101–11109), it’s free.

MoMA PS1 is expecting up to 5,000 people to turnout each Saturday, putting the total expected turnout for the series at roughly 55,000, according to Allison Rodman, Communications Director with MoMA PS1.

The series is an opportunity for new and established artists to experiment, collaborate and present new material.

“MoMA PS1’s highly anticipated Warm Up outdoor music series continues its tradition of introducing audiences to the best in experimental live music, sound, and DJs—both local and international—across a range of genres,” a museum statement reads.

This Saturday’s event will include the Pachanga Boys, known for Hippie Dance.

Rodman said the museum will be hosting the Boys Noize on July 18th and Moritz von Oswald on August 8th.

Klaus Biesenbach, the Director of MoMA PS1, selects the performers. Margaret Knowles, curatorial assistant and Warm Up producer, organizes the show.

The courtyard will feature the work of the 2015 Young Architects Program winner, Andres Jaque, who won the award with his piece COSMO, a moveable artifact, made out of customized irrigation components, to make visible a hidden urbanism of pipes.

M. Wells Dinette will be open for cocktails and will be serving grab-and-go summer fare in the courtyard for Warm Up Saturdays.

This Saturday’s lineup includes:

Pachanga Boys / Kompakt + Hippie Dance / Berlin, Germany + Mexico City, Mexico

Eclair Fifi / LuckyMe / Edinburgh, UK

Samantha Urbani (Live) / New York, NY + Los Angeles, CA

Amnesia Scanner (Live) / Amnesia Scanner / Amnesia Scanner

The Black Madonna / Smart Bar + Argot / Chicago, IL

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