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Joe Ahearn

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Photo by Jake Chessum.
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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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The Music Box, New Orleans

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Emerging Underground

An experimental architectural and music installation in New Orleans which has been the product of an evolving collaboration between artists. Joe Ahearn interviews the curator and project contributors like Japanther, plus music and field recordings.

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Lily Padula's SHOWPAPER

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Joe & Ginny's Jam Sandwich

From DIY venues, kid's basements, and outdoor park concerts, tracks dug up from buzzy names like Parquet Courts, Sharon Van Etten, and Miho Hitori, to breaking new kids, old friends, and track staples. Art by Brooklyn illustrator Lily Padula.

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Peals & Romantic States

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Clocktower Exhibits & Events

An electro-ambient in-studio music performance by Baltimore based bands Peals and Romantic States live in the Clocktower's main gallery. The performance is followed by an interview where both bands discuss the idiosyncrasies of their work.

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John Orth, Holopaw

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Emerging Underground

A discussion of musical and artistic projects with the Gainesville, Florida-based singer/bandmember, F.L.A. gallery operator, Modest Mouse collaborator, and friend of the Clocktower, recorded during his adventure with the Headscapes show. Plus music!

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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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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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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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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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