Whitney Live rocks this July and August with upstarts in experimental pop, tropicalia, chill-wave, beach music, garage rock, post-punk, and globe-trotting bass-inflected DJ beats.
DJ/rupture (nee Jace Clayton) is a turntablist who has performed live in over 30 countries, bringing with him his signature mix of beats both party-rocking and suggestive of complex political undertones. Rupture spends time cultivating an audience for his border-crossing style as a much-loved DJ on NYC-area radio station WFMU 91.1 FM, as well as on his blog at negrophonic.com. His last album, Uproot, was one of the 10 Best Albums of 2008 by Pitchfork.
Tanlines is Jesse Cohen and Eric Emm, Brooklyn-based pop experimenters who make textured yet danceable music jams. Their ever-listenable palette of sounds includes R&B synths, wistful wordless vocals, sega beeps, keyboard riffs, and polyrhythmic drum beats.
Free with Museum admission, which is pay-what-you-wish on Fridays from 6–9 pm; there are no special tickets or reservations.