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Emerging Underground



Exclusive music from underground and independent artists, generating new sounds at this very moment. Concerts, profiles, and the occasional interview with musicians and producers. You heard it here first.

 

SERIES

Clocktower Exhibits & Events

The Clocktower Gallery was founded by the alternative spaces movement pioneer Alanna Heiss in 1972. After a hiatus as a gallery space (after the Sept. 11, 2001 events nearby), the Clocktower Gallery reinaugurated its exhibition programming in 2005 as part of MoMA/PS1 and, after 2008, under the auspices of the newly founded Art International Radio (now Clocktower Productions). Clocktower Exhibits is home to interviews with and performances by its exhibitions' participating artists and curators over these many years.

For more Clocktower history, listen to The Clocktower Oral History Project, in which such figures as Vito Acconci, Bill Beirne, Colette, Jeffrey Deitch, Mary Heilmann, Jene Highstein, Ann Magnuson, Richard Nonas and Joel Shapiro reflect upon their experiences with this unique New York space. Organized by artist Nancy Hwang for the Fall 2009 AVANT-GUIDE TO NYC: Discovering Absence exhibition at apexart. .
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Playing Hooky

Playing Hooky is a bi-monthly, live in-studio performance series, streamed on Clocktower Radio at clocktower.org. The programs are offered as a distraction from the work-week blues, and recorded, collected, and posted to this page with insightful interviews with the performers. Past episodes include performances from Frankie Cosmos, Helado Negro, Ikue Mori, Ned Rothenberg, and many more. 2016 Summer Line-Up: May 13, 4pm - James Brandon Lewis May 20, 4pm - Guerilla Toss June 3rd, 4pm - Bob Bellerue June 17, 4pm - Ava Mendoza July 1, 4pm - Wume July 22, 4pm - Horse Lords August 19, 4pm - Greg Fox
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Sheananigans 2.0

Live music archivists Adam Reich, Luke Chiaruttini & Nora Dabdoub of Brooklyn venue Shea Stadium invite members of the DIY music community to share their favorite tracks, favorite stories, and discuss the past, present and future of independent music in NYC.
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Pioneer Works Radio Channel

This series is a collection of interviews, performances, and profiles of Pioneer Works Center for Art & Innovation programming in arts, music, education, and science. You will also find here programs co-produced with Clocktower Productions. Pioneer Works is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization for art and contemporary creation operating in a historic iron works factory in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The vast brick and timber galleries house exhibitions, art and science residencies, performing arts and publications. The institute provides the community a fruitful multidisciplinary environment for creative work.
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Times Square Arts

Times Square Arts is a producing partner with Clocktower Productions, presenting exhibition, performance, and other cultural programs in the Times Square district. Times Square Arts is a division of the Times Square Alliance. Times Square Arts is a laboratory for contemporary art in the public realm - a place where ideas are tested and new possibilities explored. The organization works with artists and cultural institutions to create dialogues with Times Square and all of its physical and mythological manifestations. Through the Square's electronic billboards, public plazas, vacant areas and popular venues, and the Alliance's own online landscape, Times Square Arts invites leading contemporary creators to help the public see Times Square in new ways. Times Square has always been a place of risk, innovation and creativity, and the Arts Program ensures these qualities remain central to the district's unique identity. After Hours is a series of ephemeral installations and performances hidden amongst the Times Square district’s diverse venues, recorded for radio and video dissemination. The Spring 2014 series takes place once a month across three unique locations.
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Ghetto Biennale: Radyo Shak

Radyo Shak was the independent broadcast voice of the Ghetto Biennale lakou 2015. Based in a shack in the Grand Rue Atis-Resistans compound of Port-au-Prince, Clocktower Radio's Radyo Shak broadcast Haiti's biennale happenings, from December 10-21, 2015. Radyo Shak Program Director Richard Fleming and Radyo Shak Project Director Jake Nussbaum hosted freeform radio in the bidonville, including Rara bands, interviews with locals, artists and writers, project updates, and Haitian revolutionary history over FM radio, Internet radio, and analog broadcast amplified through speakers and PA. The Kreyòl language programming from the Radyo Shak is available here: Geto Byenal: Radyo Shak (Kreyòl) In addition to the recordings archived here that were collected onsite during the biennale, Clocktower's Ghetto Biennale: Radyo Shak series includes additional material gathered from Haitian musicians, DJ sets, record labels, expats, artists, and more, to give our listeners a complete audio landscape of Haiti in the world today.
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SHOWS

Priests Live at Primal Screams
Screaming Females Live at Primal Screams
Playing Hooky 2016: Horse Lords
James Brandon Lewis Trio
Leah Wellbaum, Slothrust
Peals, Time is a Milk Bowl
Jana Hunter, Lower Dens
Tapemania #2
Ed Schrader's Music Beat