Usually more visible along the coast of the Mediterranean or the Baltic, legendary band Tuxedomoon will be making a rare appearance stateside in New York City for one show only at Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, on 17 September (Le Poisson Rouge is a multimedia art cabaret founded on the former site of the historic Village Gate).
Don't expect to see them repeat poses from their youth as Tuxedomoon seldom look back and, if so, more often than not, choose to refine and distort their past in terms concurrent with their muses of the moment. No room for '80s nostalgia here, their recent compositions feature a wide and surprising variety of styles, influences and themes gathered along their varied journey through space and time. Appearances of Tuxedomoon in the USA are unusual occurrences, there having been only 4 others in the last 21 years. Come be a part of this unique event.
Tuxedomoon, Gutbucket, Wednesday September 17 at 10pm
(Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012 www.lepoissonrouge.com / 212.505.FISH – phone / 646.478.9197 – fax
Crammed are inaugurating the store by offering a free, 13-track downloadable compilation entitled "Crammed Crash Course", containing tracks by Tuxedomoon, Konono N°1, Lonely Drifter Karen, Suba vs Zero dB, Allá, Cibelle vs Kocani Orkestar, Shantel, Kasai Allstars, Taraf de Haidouks, DJ Dolores, Think Of One, Mahala Rai Banda and Balkan Beat Box.
Tuxedomoon are celebrating their 30th anniversary, and after 77o7 – The 30th Anniversary Box, here comes Music For Vagabonds - The Tuxedomoon Chronicles a richly-documented, 450-page book by Isabelle Corbisier
Isabelle is a journalist, a lawyer and a Tuxedomoon specialist She worked on this project for several years, collecting data and pictures, conducting interviews with the Tuxedomoon members, as well as with dozens of people who crossed the band's path. Music For Vagabonds is a mine of information and stories, spanning the band's entire 30-year career and their journeys around the globe.