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Second Sundays: Streamcast October 2015

Clocktower Radio joins the monthly Pioneer Works open house festivities this October, with a full menu of online listening! Tune in to to hear:

#trashDAY: Say No To Drugs? 3-5PM
Richard “Tricky Dick” Nixon was the first American President to declare a “War on Drugs”, and ever since it has been an endless battle, a snake eating its own tail, and a whack-a-mole of the highest order. It seems you can’t stop people from sniffing, snorting, swallowing, binge-ing, smoking, injecting and indulging. It’s almost like it feels good or something - compulsion on the real. Either way, everyone from nice-white-lady-housewives, who, in the 1800’s, were the leading abusers of opiates, to dread-locked-contemporary-prophets, chanting down Babylon - are getting high. AF. This episode of #trashDAY explores the Minotaur maze of drug use at its most crackish and prescribed. Venerable hosts, k(Rob) and Doe Derek, are caught up in the trap, serving rocks from our most favored fiends: Snoop, Wayne, Wiz. Whitney, Michael, Brian. Amy, Janis, Dinah. Jim, Keith, Steve. Elvis, Rick, Ike. Not to mention plastic surgery junkies and “love” addicts, plus undercover devotees of Viagra and Cialis. Basically, the playlist is crunk tight.

I Love Vinyl: Erika Elliot 5-6PM
SummerStage’s longest standing curator in its 30 year history, Erika Elliott, is in the studio with the I Love Vinyl crew to play some vinyl from her personal collection and a chat for October's Second Sundays in-studio sessions. Elliot has worked with the City Parks Foundation since 2004, and was named Artistic Director in 2010, during the festival’s 25th Anniversary season when the series expanded its brand to include CityParks Concerts. Landmark bookings in her tenure include M.I.A, Vampire Weekend, Feist, Seu Jorge, Blood Orange, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, St. Vincent, Esperanza Spaulding, Alabama Shakes, Miguel, The xx, Gary Clark Jr., and Janelle Monae to name a few. Prior to City Parks Foundation, Elliott was the Talent Buyer at Sounds of Brazil (S.O.B's) club.

Zenen Zeferino y La Verdolaga en Playa, 6:30 PM
Zenen Zeferino is a jarana player and poet from Veracruz, Mexico who has been a pioneering force in Son Jarocho music for the last thirty years. Born in Jáltipan de Morelos, Veracruz, he was a founding member of the legendary group Chuchumbé in the 1990’s and later Quemayama. With this new formation, Zenen keeps pushing the boundaries of tradition, with roots in Afro-Mexican rhythms and an ear for related and un-related styles. He will be accompanied by Esther Cruz Maranto, percussionist and dancer, and a selection of veteran New York-based Son Jarocho musicians.

Kaleta & Zozo Afrobeat, 8 PM
Led by Benin-born singer, guitarist and producer Kaleta, Zozo Afrobeat is a 13-piece ensemble featuring musicians from around the world. "Zozo", taken from the Goun and Fon word for “something hot,” truly keeps the Afrobeat fires burning. The band is known for its remarkably energetic shows and its cascades of horns, hypnotic Benino-Nigerian rhythms, and captivating solos. They have performed Central Park Summerstage and Lincoln Center. Featuring Sade Emmanuel – vocals, Andrew Cowie – Bari Sax, Noah Dreiblatt – Tenor Sax, TBA – Trumper, Karl Markgraf – guitar, Zach Cohen – Guitar, Daniel Berg – Keys, Ran Livneh – Bass, Gabe Turow – Drums, Folachade Abiala – percussion.

Pioneer Works

Pioneer Works is a program partner, and home to Clocktower Radio's recording studio, as part of a year-long institutional residency. Pioneer Works is an institution dedicated to the synthesis, creation and discussion of art, science and education. Located in the former Pioneer Ironworks in Red Hook, Brooklyn the center houses exhibitions, educational programming, art and science residencies as well as an imprint for a variety of publications. Our diverse programming is designed to support cultural innovators and engage our community in productive dialogues. Pioneer Works is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization. In order to nurture and support arts and culture, we need you! Make a charitable, tax-deductible donation through and help make Pioneer Works a social hub for the inception and dissemination of art and ideas. The main exhibition space and arts and science residencies are open to the public Wednesday through Friday from 11:00 – 6:00 pm and Saturday & Sunday from 12:00 – 6:00 pm. Tours are available upon request.