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Joe Ahearn

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Photo by Jake Chessum.
Photo by Jake Chessum.

Joe Ahearn, Curator, is an explorer of the interdependence between lifestyle, community, and arts practice. Since 2008 he has been a resident curator of the Brooklyn/Queens performance and arts collective Silent Barn, a leading voice in the new national network of music spaces. Ahearn spent six years as the Managing Director of Showpaper, a non-profit, bi-weekly arts and music newsprint. Ahearn is a frequent participant on panels and public programs focusing on the "DIY" phenomenon. He is also expert in inter-organizational, multi-disciplinary, and collaborative cultural events based in unusual locations throughout the city.

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Dana Dart-McLean & Lauren O’Conner's SHOWPAPER

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Joe & Ginny's Jam Sandwich

A sampling of new bands around town featuring Dan Friel, Deerhoof, Laurel Halo, Delicate Steve, Ed Schrader's Music Beat, PC Worship, and more, plus a little about the cover art, horoscopes, and how to find good shows.

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Turner Williams Jr.

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Emerging Underground

Artist and musician Turner Williams Jr. performs and talks with Joe Ahearn at the Clocktower about his amazing "shahai baajas" (a zither/drone/typewriter hybrid instrument) and his bands Ramble Tamble and Guardian Alien.

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Christopher Garrett's SHOWPAPER

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Joe & Ginny's Jam Sandwich

Joe and Ginny run through the two weeks covered by SHOWPAPER's 150th issue, talking about events featuring and playing music by Kitty Pryde, Grasshopper, Sunset Guns, Slonk Donkerson, The Beets, Little Women, Psychic Blood, Dope Body, and more.

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Phone Tag, Live

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Clocktower Exhibits & Events

Synth-pop studio project, Phone Tag, recorded live in the Clocktower studios. Joe Ahearn interviews it's four members; frontman Gryphon Graham, Noah Hanlon on drums, Bodhi Landa on bass, and Eliza Walton on synth. The band is based out of Brooklyn.

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aclu benefit

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Emerging Underground

An in-studio performance and interview with musician "aclu benefit". Host Joe Ahearn speaks with him about his wide array of upcoming music projects and past ones like The Best Thing Ever, Hip Hip Hooray, Hubcap Pretty, Bike Punx, A Pretty Sunset.

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Cammisa Buerhaus, Chroma Color Organ

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Clocktower Exhibits & Events

In this collaborative trio performance with saxophonist Tamio Shiraishi, and vocalist/dancer Tara Fenamore, Cammisa Buerhaus performs on her Chroma Color Organ in the Clocktower and then Joe Ahearn talks to the performers.

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Muck Interview

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Clocktower Exhibits & Events

Curator Joe Ahearn speaks with Muck, the Icelandic hardcore/punk band. They discuss their music, time spent as the band in-residence at the Clocktower and their influences. The band also plays some new music recorded during their 2013 residency.

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Tabor Robak's SHOWPAPER

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Joe & Ginny's Jam Sandwich

Join Joe and Ginny for another edition of Jam Sandwich's SHOWPAPER features! The two hosts discuss Tabor Robak and feature music from New York shows including the bands Big Ups, Sediment Club, Father Figures, Jeffrey Lewis, and Roomrunners.

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Amy Yao's SHOWPAPER

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Joe & Ginny's Jam Sandwich

Join Ginny and Joe or another edition of Jam Sandwich's SHOWPAPER! Featuring songs from Ginny, Joe and guests Ryan and Molly's favorite shows of the week, including musicians Psychic Blood, Haribo, Celestial Shore, the Audacity and more.

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Ron Regé's SHOWPAPER

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Joe & Ginny's Jam Sandwich

Looking for ideas for a new feature, hosts Ginny and Joe settled on presenting their favorite shows, horoscopes and I SAW YOU's from SHOWPAPER concert listings with music by Porches, Sleepies, Roomrunner, Archipelago and more. With art by Ron Regé.

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In the midst of their whirlwind installation called Crystal Caverns, artist Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels & her collaborators VnessWolfCHild & Terence Caulkins sit down with Joe Ahearn to discuss their work as installation/sound artists & more.

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Jesse Hlebo, Habit Towards Obedience

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Clocktower Exhibits & Events

Joe Ahearn sits down with artist Jesse Hlebo. The two zero in on the Certain Distinctions between Jesse's performance based projects and his other endeavors, before a culminating exchange regarding the inspirations behind "Habit Towards Obedience".

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Nicholas Chatfield-Taylor

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Clocktower Exhibits & Events

In this interview with Nicholas Chatfield-Taylor, we listen to “Do the Devo” by Unstoppable Death Machines, around which Nick’s residency at The Clocktower Gallery is based. We also hear tracks by artists that he's worked with and have inspired him.

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Ashcan Orchestra Performance

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Clocktower Exhibits & Events

Composer P. Spadine, a large collection of toy, re-appropriated, and "real" instruments, and a stellar performance ensemble at the Clocktower performing the first part of their 2012 opera, Apollo's Accidental Answer, made during an artist residency.

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Peter Edwards: Casperelectronics

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Experimental Composers

Last Days! Artist/inventor/designer Peter Edwards discusses his Casperelectronics creative technology venture and his DroneScape installation at the Clocktower with curator Joe Ahearn. The exhibition closes September 28, 2012.

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