Music Hall OF Williamsburg Hosts Ari Up Tribute Show On Sun Jan 16th
On January 16, Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg will host a birthday tributeto the late Slits frontwoman Ari Up, who died last year. The lineup includes various former Slits, including Tessa Pollitt, Bruce Smith (also of Public Image Ltd.), andNeneh Cherry (yes, she was in the band). It also features Captain Beefheart guitarist Gary Lucas, King Django, members of the Slackers, and writer Greg Tate. Proceeds benefit St. Jude Children’s Cancer Research Fund.
WHAT: In honor of the memory of the legendary Ari Up a/k/a Ariane Forster, lead singer of the pioneering girl punk band the Slits, True Warriors and more, Vivien Goldman, Dunia Best, Aram Sinnreich and friends are throwing a PUNKY REGGAE PARTY on January 16, 2010 at the Music Hall of Williamsburg.
WHO: Participating artists include original and current members of the Slits, including Tessa Pollitt, Hollie Cook, Neneh Cherry and Anna Ozawa; Bruce Smith of PiL and the Slits; members of the Slackers, Brave New Girl, and Band Droidz; legendary Beefheart guitarist Gary Lucas, Afro-Punk avatar Tamar-Kali, King Django, Honeychild Coleman, Barbara Gogan, Sherelene Nubro, Lisa Samuels and many luminaries from the punk and reggae worlds backed by the True Warriors performing classic Slits hits and dancehall originals by Ari Up. Lyrical Readings by Michael Patrick McDonald and Greg Tate. MORE SPECIAL GUESTS TBA.
WHERE: Music Hall of Williamsburg
WHEN: Sun 1/16 – Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM
TICKETS: $15 advance / $20 day of show