Multi-Event John Lurie Celebration Coming to NYC
September concerts and art exhibit at Le Poisson Rouge
A series of events in September will focus on the music and art of John Lurie, founder of the Lounge Lizards ensemble who is also known as a painter, filmmaker and more.
The first event, an art opening featuring Lurie’s works, "The Other Side of the Great Wall of Fuck", will take place Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. at LPR’s Gallery Bar. The exhibit runs through Nov. 30.
Also on Sept. 9, at 8 p.m., the Ensemble LPR will perform string quartets by Lurie and his compositions re-imagined for string quintet with arrangements by Evan Lurie, David Handler, Anthony Coleman, John Medeski, Jane Scarpantoni, Doug Wieselman and more.
On Sept. 16 at 8 p.m., SexMob will play the film music Lurie and Greg Saunier’s Inner Greatness will perform the music of Lurie, with Steven Bernstein, Tony Scherr, Briggan Krauss, Kenny Wollesen, Greg Saunier (of Deerhoof), Doug Wieselman and Adam Brisbin.
On Sept. 25 at 9 p.m., Antibalas and Hellbent will perform the music of Lurie and the Lounge Lizards. Featured are Antibalas, Michael Blake, Steven Bernstein, Marcus Rojas and Calvin Weston
Finally, at Town Hall on Sept. 27 at 7 p.m., A Celebration of the Music of John Lurie, The Lounge Lizards and Marvin Pontiac will feature John Zorn, Flea, John Medeski, Marc Ribot, Evan Lurie, Billy Martin, Michael Blake, Calvin Weston, Steven Bernstein, Curtis Fowlkes, Mauro Refosco, Doug Wieselman, Smokey Hormel, Tony Scherr, Jesse Harris, Sophia Rei, Jane Scarpantoni, Kenny Wolleson, EJ Rodriguez, Tony Garnier, Bryan Carrott, Shanir Blumenkranz, Todd Clouser plus special surprise guests.