This week on the Artsy Fartsy Show: Gear Up For The Battle April 17,2012

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THIS WEEK ON THE ARTSY FARTSY SHOW…

GEAR UP FOR THE BATTLE

This week 8 bands will rumble to take the crown as the winner of the WBAI Artsy Fartsy Battle of the Bands. This week show reeve up by looking at the music industry and artists in past, present and future.

If you are in NYC come to The 2nd Annual WBAI Artsy Fartsy Battle of the Bands Sunday, April 22, 2012 5-9pm at Arlene's Grocery (95 Stanton Street, NY, NY 10002) Tickets are only $15. Purchase them at the door or through Brownpapertickets.com For more information about the bands performing. For more information visit: artsyfartsyshow.com

BOLD MUSIC WITH ETHEL

Acclaimed as America’s premier postclassical string quartet,ETHEL boldly infuses contemporary concert music with fierce intensity, questioning the boundaries between performer and audience, tradition and technology.  Formed in 1998, New York’s ebullient ETHEL is comprised of Juilliard-trained performers: Cornelius Dufallo (violin), Dorothy Lawson (cello), Jennifer Choi (violin) and Ralph Farris (viola).

ETHEL members Dorothy Lawson and Ralph Farris will join the Artsy Fartsy Show in studio to talk about their new album "HEAVY"

ETHEL performs adventurous music of the past four decades including repertoire by Julia Wolfe, Phil Kline, David Lang, John King, John Zorn, Steve Reich, JacobTV, Don Byron, Marcelo Zarvos, Evan Ziporyn, and Mary Ellen Childs.  Recent highlights have included: world premiere of Phil Kline’s SPACE at the gala reopening of Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall;  world premiere of ETHEL’s TruckStop®: The Beginning at BAM’s Next Wave Festival; world premiere of RADIO by Osvaldo Golijov at the debut of WNYC Radio’s Jerome L. Greene Space; world premiere of ETHEL’s self-composed WAIT FOR GREEN with choreography by Annie-B Parson, commissioned by the World Financial Center; world premiere of an original live film score at Celebrate Brooklyn!; and the TROMP Festival with Colin Currie and Todd Rundgren.  ETHEL currently serves as Ensemble-in-Residence with the Native American Composers Apprenticeship Project and was the 2011 Artists-in-Residence at New York City’s Park Avenue Armory.  For more information, please visit ethelcentral.org.

Hear ETHEL in Concert (Heavy CD Release) Tuesday April 24th at 9:30pm at Joe's Pub . Tickets are $20.  To purchase, 212.967.7555http://www.joespub.com and in person at Public Theater Box Office or Joe’s Pub.

A LOOKING BACK ON HIPHOP AND RAP
 
Artsy Farty Show musicians, Jon Braman and Jack Dourakos will reflect on the history of Rap music and Rap artists and how rap in the 80's and  90's has influenced music today.
SPOT OF CULTURE: MUSIC THROUGH THE EYES OF THE LENSE
It was just over 18 years ago that Kurt Cobain of Nirvana took his own life.
Now at the Morrison Hotel Gallery photographer Jesse Frohman is exhibiting some photos taken of the troubled rock star six months before his suicide.
Frohman first picked up a camera while earning a degree at the University of Michigan but it was only when he was taken on as legendary photographer Irving Penn's assistant that he perfected his craft. His path crossed with Kurt Cobain when he was commissioned for a shoot for the London Observer Magazine.
The London Observer Magazine ended up dropping Kurt from the cover as he refused to remove his sunglasses due to his drug induced state.
Melissa Silver sat down with Jesse Frohman to discuss how it was to shoot such a tragic iconic figure.

OUT OF ICELAND: A Modern Fairy Tale now Off-Broadway

Hal and Caroline must face their biggest fears in a long night in one of the most mystical places on earth. Out of Iceland is a modern day fairy tale set at the end of the earth.
Caroline Miller (Crane), an established writer from New York, is at a loss for words when she falls off an Icelandic volcano and awakes on the couch of a complete stranger. Hal Tanker (Bakkensen) is the misplaced cowboy in charge of the grounds who nurses her back to health. Then there's Thor (De Laria), Iceland's flamboyant troll who crawled out of the television one night to warn her about something – or did she imagine that? When their truck mysteriously disappears in the middle of “The Middle,”
Out of Iceland by Drew Larimoredirected by Josh Hecht. Michael Bakkensen, Jillian Crane and Lea DeLaria starOut of Iceland is in production Off-Broadway at Walkerspace (46 Walker Street, between Broadway and Church).

Nikki Dinki talks with Drew Larimore about his exciting and unique new play Out ofIceland now playing in The Walkerspace till April 22nd.
A LOOKING BACK ON HIPHOP AND RAP
Artsy Farty Show musicians, Jon Braman and Jack Dourakos will reflect on the history of Rap music and Rap artists and how rap in the 80's and  90's has influenced music today.
PERFORMING LIVE:
Jon Braman