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Music Box Village

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New Orleans Airlift is pleased to announce a new, ambitious endeavor to build a permanent home for their collaborative Music Box installation —The Music Box Village. Each Music Box house is a one-of-a-kind, interactive musical instrument disguised as a whimsical house, allowing visitors to explore, play, and create sound. Originally conceived by artists Delaney Martin, Taylor Shepherd, Callie Curry (SWOON) and Jay Pennington, and built in collaboration with dozens more local and international artists to date, each house is outfitted with hand-made pulleys, levers and other interventions, which are activated by guest musicians and visitors. The nonprofit organization recently acquired a 55,000 square foot forest with an adjoining metal fabrication warehouse in the Bywater, and plans to hold a grand opening of the new cultural destination in October 2016.

Since its creation in 2011, in part as a response to destruction and decay after Hurricane Katrina, Airlift’s flagship project The Music Box has drawn tens of thousands of people to experience a unique mix of ambitious sound art, memorable performances by local and world-renowned musicians, and one-of-a-kind musical architecture. Performance highlights include Thurston Moore, Wilco, Solange Knowles, Preservation Hall, Andrew W K, Mannie Fresh, Lost Bayou Ramblers, and Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes, just to name a few.

This summer, musical houses from several nomadic iterations including New Orleans City Park, and houses built in Georgia Tech, Tampa Bay and Shreveport, along with some other surprises, will be installed for the grand opening. In the 2016–2017 season, Airlift will present an exciting lineup of local and international performers as well as new collaborative musical houses, including a Mardi Gras Indian house with Big Chief Darryl Montana of the Yellow Pocahontas.

New Orleans Airlift is known for organizing large-scale collaborative art and performance works, crossing cultures and expanding upon tradition. For the first time, the organization will offer a membership program to support their organization, in addition to tax-deductible giving, partnerships, volunteering and more.

To celebrate this announcement and invite the public to get involved, the organization is running a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter to support the major build out and site improvements.

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Video: The Hood Internet – “Won’t F*** Us Over”

Chicago production duo The Hood Internet dropped the video for ‘Won’t F— Us Over’ which is the first single off their debut album FEAT out 10/2 on Decon Records.  Directed by Dan Huiting (Bon Iver videos, etc.) the video shows a bizarre unfolding of a group of kids partying in the wilderness.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
  • FRI SEP 7  – Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR%
  • WED SEP 12 – Pyramid Scheme, Grand Rapids, MI#
  • THR SEP 13 – Mayday, Cincinatti, OH#
  • FRI SEP 14 – Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY*
  • SUN SEP 16 –  Middle East, Boston, MA*
  • TUE SEP 18 –  Rex Theater, Pittsburgh, PA*
  • WED SEP 19 –  Canopy Club, Champaign, IL*
  • THR SEP 20 –  Metro, Chicago, IL*
  • WED SEP 26 – Blind Pig, Ann Arbor, MI^
  • FRI SEP 28 –  The Gramophone, St Louis, MO^
  • SAT SEP 29 –  The Firefly, Kansas City, MO^
  • SUN SEP 30 – Dada, Dallas,TX^
  • TUE OCT 2 – Korova, San Antonio, TX^
  • WED OCT 3 – Beauty Ballroom, Austin, TX^
  • THR OCT 4 – Tricky Falls, El Paso, TX^
  • FRI OCT 5 – Bar Smith, Phoenix, AZ^
  • SAT OCT 6 –  Club Congress, Tucson, AZ^
  • SUN OCT 7 – Los Globos, Los Angeles, CA^
  • TUE OCT 9 – New Parish, Oakland, CA^
  • THU OCT 11 – Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT^
  • FRI OCT 12 – Walnut Room, Denver, CO^
  • SAT OCT 20 – 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN
  • SAT OCT 27 – The Maison, New Orleans, LA$
 % w/ A-Trak, Baauer

# w/ My Gold Mask, Oscillator Bug

* w/ Body Language, My Gold Mask, Oscillator Bug

^ w/ Body Language, Kid Static, Oscillator Bug

$ w/ Mannie Fresh

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