SOFIA RETA, M. Lamar, FLUCT, James K (PET), Niko Solorio
Saturday 05.23.2015 | 10pm
A performance series that explores the confluence of music, poetry and fashion in the work of artists from across the United States as well as New York City.
Hosted by Bernard Herman
SOFIA RETA is a corporate entity straddling a line drawn somewhere between histrionics and ethics. Hall-of-mirror disco, glacial pop music, and performing anonymity
M. Lamar writes songs that are at once a product of his African American heritage drawing heavily from the negro spiritual. Combined with his operatic voice and piano playing that is at once interested in western classical music and dissonant black metal Lamar’s sound makes one think that things are so catastrophic that the world might end at the conclusion of one of his tracks.
FlucT is the experimental dance collective directed by multidisciplinary artists Sigrid Lauren and Monica Mirabile.
James K (PET)
In James K’s words: ‘The underlying desire of “PET” divides into two parts: an escape into ethereality and a mischievous denial of my own experience. It narrates my search for honest expression by means of the premature denial- a childish excursion into a world of monstrosity and innocence.
Niko Solorio is a multi-media artist and experimental musician from Los Angeles who often performs under the moniker of POCKET NIKO and + TAX. His musical stylings have been described as "Neo-Medieval-Minimalist-Electro-Pop" as well as "Global-Electro-SuperCorn-with 90's Fetish". In addition to his solo work he recently formed the band ETIQUETTE FOR GENTLEMEN with Hamburg, Germany based graphic designer/musician Michi Schmid (A.K.A. General Hell). They released their debut album last fall via Bandcamp.