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Emerging Underground

Exclusive music from underground and independent artists, generating new sounds at this very moment. Concerts, musician profiles, and interviews with venues and producers. You heard it here first.



Clocktower Exhibits & Events

Clocktower Exhibits & Events is home to an archive of interviews with artists, curators, musicians, organizers, and more who have participated in Clocktower exhibitions and events throughout our organization’s history.

Many of the below recordings were documented while Clocktower was in the midst of a transformation. The original name, The Clocktower Gallery, was given to the exhibition, residency, and performance space in TriBeCa, founded by alternative spaces movement pioneer Alanna Heiss in 1972. After 2001, the Clocktower Gallery re-inaugurated its exhibition programming in 2005 as part of MoMA/PS1 and, after 2008, under the auspices of Art International Radio. In 2013, we moved on from our downtown Manhattan location, and have since renamed the organization Clocktower Productions, a title which encompasses our radio, exhibition, and event programming.

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.

NB: Clocktower Radio was launched by MoMA/PS1 in 2004 as the Web's first art radio station. It has been independent since 2009 and is licensed to host content created under PS1 management. Programs produced prior to 2011 may refer to our earlier URLs and station IDs, including,, and Art International Radio. For the complete history of Clocktower Radio, read our Mission & History section. 


Playing Hooky

Playing Hooky, a Clocktower archive-favorite, aired as a bi-monthly, live in-studio performance series, streamed on Clocktower Radio at Hosted and produced by notorious radio magician, and then Radio Program DirectorDavid Weinstein alongside Jeannie HopperJake NussbaumEthan PrimasonWillie Arnold, and more; this program will zap the blues right out of you!


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.

Pioneer Works Radio Channel

This series is devoted to highlighting the artists, events, and innovative programs brought to you by Pioneer Works in Red HookBrooklyn


Times Square Arts

This channel features a selection of programs produced in collaboration with our partner organization Times Square Arts, a division of New York's Times Square Alliance.

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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Anxious Spaces: Cloud Becomes Your Hand
Anxious Spaces, Artist Interviews
Anxious Spaces: Tyondai Braxton
RAFT: The Stranger
Pete Brook, Prison Obscura
Found Sound Nation: Booker Stardrum, Girls and God, Star Rover and Luke Temple
Anxious Spaces, Artist Interviews
Anxious Spaces 2014: Bubbles
Second Sundays: June 2015 Mixtape
Playing Hooky 2015: Future Shuttle
Second Sundays: June 2015 Mixtape
Anxious Spaces II: Via App
Anxious Spaces II: Ital
Betweenwhere: Dubai to London
Second Sundays: July Mixtape
Sabine Blaizin: Second Sundays DJ Set
Second Sundays Mixtape (November 2015)
Unit 11, Joe DeNardo (Growing) and Ben Greenberg
Sadie Dupuis
Greta Kline
Chris Gethard
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
Virgin Writes: Esperanza Spalding & Yuka C. Honda
Jana Hunter, Lower Dens
Tapemania #2
Ed Schrader's Music Beat