Playing tracks by
Tokow Boys, Devo, Brian Eno & David Byrne, Talking Heads, Konk and more.
"Celebrity Art Party"
A Warholian inspired celebration and subversion of a short-lived but highly influential era when post-punk, funk, dub, and disco collided with the New York City avant-garde art scene in the late 70's and early 80's giving rise to an explosive, volatile, and nihilistic downtown club scene. Celebrity Art Party expands outward from the core of the original New York City bands that ignited a trend that burned beyond Manhattan like Suicide, ESG, The Contortions, Konk, Liquid Liquid, Talking Heads, Material, Bush Tetras, Ike Yard, and Arthur Russell, to include bands that adopted their funky art punk and street beats like Cabaret Voltaire, A Certain Ratio, Liaisons Dangereuses, Quando Quango, The Clash, Big Audio Dynamite, Chakk, Shriekback, 23 Skidoo, Foetus, Nina Hagen, Tackhead, Yello, Gang of Four, and New Order, not to mention their more recent bastard offspring like LCD Soundsystem, !!!, MU, Radio 4, The Rapture, Gramme, and Liars.