MGMT at the Guggenheim Museum in New York on 11/11/11
Could there be a better way to celebrate 11/11/11 than by seeing MGMT perform at the Guggenheim Museum in New York? Doubtful! Of course, technically, you could kick off the night by running into Michael Stipe (formerly of REM) and Terry Richardson, but I digress. Before I explain the amazing performance, here’s a little bit of back-story on what is happening at the Guggenheim right now. Artist Mario Cattelan has a retrospective of his works entitled “All” on display – literally suspended from the ceiling! The objects range from a stuffed horse to animal bones. You’ll have a hard time wrapping your head around how the exhibit was installed and how it doesn’t fall over as there are easily 50 works suspended from the ceiling. More and more objects are revealed as you make your way up (or down) the spiraled museum.
Partial view of the Guggenheim Museum (Mario Cattelan exhibit in the centre, MGMT on stage)
MGMT wrote a special 45 minute piece of music inspired by “All” and performed it live for two nights only at the Guggenheim Museum. The piece was largely instrumental and you could think of it as a long suite similar to their epic songs “Siberian Breaks” and “Metanoia.” The music had surf, pop and funk sections to it and it was really great! Fans of “Kids” that didn’t care for the art-rock album “Congratulations” might not have enjoyed it because it was not “commercial” and was extremely artsy, but I loved it! Every few feet around the spiral of the museum was a strip of lights that lit up every few seconds during the performance and one can only imagine that if you were on LSD, your head might have exploded.
Andrew Van WynGarden of MGMT
Whether or not this piece of music will ever see an official release is uncertain, but I am hopeful MGMT will put it out some day as it was really great! See the set list after the jump. Thanks for a great night MGMT! I’m glad I spent 11/11/11 with you!
"Enter Through The Sun" by Young Empires. Out NOW!
It’s 11/11/11! You know what that means??? It means that Young Empires are releasing their new single “Enter Through The Sun.” Like all their music, the song is a great dance track. Don’t just take my word for it! Press play and get your groove on!
Gregory Siff - "G. The Solo Show With A Heart" coming 11/11/11.
Why oh why can’t I teleport myself to Los Angeles just for one day? This is G Power to the max, according2g!
My loss is your gain, Los Angeles! Save this date: 11/11/11. That’s easy enough to remember, right?!
the solo show with heart
by Gregory Siff
Debuting 11.11.11 at La Founderie (located at 1755 Glendale Blvd.) in Echo Park, California.
G. by Gregory Siff. Coming 11/11/11
Below you can read Gregory Siff’s thoughts on the exhibit, but before we get to that, check out Project G, an online event of show preparation with exclusive and intriguing insight into the artistʼs life as he prepares for launch of G. Project G. is designed to create and develop a new and unique relationship between art audience and art maker, in the aim of a creating a show that belongs to both, a show with ʻheart.ʼ
“To be a G is a term you earn. My father was a G, his name, George. Being a G means loving where youʼre from, your fam, your set. It means Giving back. Itʼs paying your dues. Itʼs being a brother, a friend, a true fighter in the most positive form of the word. It is standing up for who you are and what you believe in. When someone is described as a G, itʼs reserved for oneʼs with a high level of respect.
“This year, through art, many truths were unlocked. I had the privilege of laying down paint on walls that my heroes have before me, all across LA. Even painting with legends, The Seventh Letter, who truly embody what it means to be a G.” says Gregory of the meaning behind G. “This 7th letter of the alphabet, symbolizes the heroʼs journey in all of us, creating the best version of ourselves. Goals, Game, Greatness, Gratitude, Grace, Graffiti, Giant, Grounded, Gamble, Get, Give, Genuine, Golden, Green, Grand, God, Galaxy, Growth, Glory, Go!” -Gregory.
From one G to another, this looks Great and Gorgeous. I’ve met Gregory before and I can tell you he is
a Great Guy who is Genuine and Gracious. Go Gregory Go!