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TUNE-YARDS HEADLINE A FREE CONCERT AT BRIC’S CELEBRATE BROOKLYN! PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL, PRESENTED BY SQUARESPACE, AUGUST 8

Who:
tUnE-yArDs
Where:
Celebrate Brooklyn! at the Prospect Park Bandshell (Prospect Park West & 9th St., Brooklyn)
When:
Saturday, August 8 at 7:30 P.M. (Gates open at 6:30 P.M.)
Admission:
Free ($3 suggested donation)
More information: www.BRICartsmedia.org/cb or 718.683.5600

BRIC’s Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival is pleased to present a free concert headlined by tUnEyArDs on Saturday, August 8. The concert, which takes place at the Prospect Park Bandshell (9th St. & Prospect

Park West) is free to the public (with a suggested $3 contribution at the gate) and begins at 7:30 P.M. with an opening performance by acclaimed hip-hop act Shabazz Palaces.

The season closes on an ecstatically high note with one-of-a-kind tUnE-yArDs, a project of New England native Merrill Garbus, who has been called everything from “righteous with a carnival kick” (The New York Times) to “idiosyncratic, high-stakes and empowering” (Pitchfork). Her 2011 record w h o k I l l is hailed as a modern classic, with a lo-fi tapestry of beats, guitars, and horns weaving around her unmistakable, fearlessly belting voice. After three years of touring she returned last May with her follow-up Nikki Nack, which casts her songwriting and voice in a candied indie pop setting, complete with a Seussian stage setup and costumes. Pitchfork praises the record for its “songs that sound like playgrounds full of street kids ricocheting off each other like bumper cars.” Garbus is a genuine tour de force and possesses the rare combination of wicked braininess with complete warmth and lack of pretense. The “free associate, raw and radical” (LA Times) experimental hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces—Ishmael Butler (formerly of Digable Planets) and multi-instrumentalist Tendai “Baba” Maraire—rounds out the bill. After emerging a few years ago in a cloud of mystery, they have come to stand for a woozy, patchwork, and altogether intoxicating approach to beat-making.

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