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 […]

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Vivien Goldman: The Slits’ Ari Up Flies Away Home…

From Ari’s friend, journalist Vivien Goldman (VivienGoldman.com): The loss of Ari-Up of the Slits is devastating not only for those like me who got to frolic and skank with her for three decades plus, but for music. A genuinely original free spirit, Arri at 14 showed us how to be a punk. In many ways, she was the soul of the movement, specially the Punky Reggae Party people. An incredible […]

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