This weekend’s BOMB Alert features the indie-rock godfather, “psyche folk bliss,” an art show about the natural world, a two day Afro-Punk festival, and screenings of some choice spooky films.
Check out the new album Mirror Traffic from Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, produced by Beck for Matador Records.
Concern yourself with the natural world at La Carte D’Après Nature, an exhibition curated by Thomas Demand at Matthew Marks Gallery.
Get on your skateboard and grind over to St. Vitus to catch the fuzzy, reverbed-out, garage stylings of Amen Dunes. 9:00 PM.
Day one of The Afro-Punk Festival 2011 kicks off with Toro Y Moi, Santigold, Das Racist and more. Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn, NY. Show starts at 11:00 AM.
Our friends at BAM will be screening, back-to-back, two awesomely weird and creepy foreign oeuvres this weekend, The Host (2006) at 7:00 PM and Let the Right One In (2009) at 9:30 PM. I think this is in celebration of the 2011 peace treaty between South Korea and Sweden. Or not.
Go see Cee-Lo Green and Janelle Monai play at day two of The Afro-Punk Festival 2011. Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn, NY. Show starts at 11:00 AM.
Treat yourself to Akira Kurosawa’s Throne of Blood (Kumonosu Jô) (1957), playing at the IFC Center at 11:00 AM. The Japanese director’s interpretation of Macbeth is set in the age of the samurai in feudal Japan, and is much lauded as one of the finest of Shakespeare film adaptations.