July 9-12: Pendu Org Presents NY Eye & Ear Fest II

Judging from its mile-long roster of musicians, filmmakers, and participating record labels, the second installment of the Todd Pendu-curated NY Eye and Ear Fest promises to be an even greater fulfillment of December’s inaugural ambition: to create a giant, swarming, lovingly handpicked showcase of grassroots cultural production in New York, along with the like-minded organizations and businesses that help disseminate it to the public. Pendu’s vision of an all-ages biannual concert and record fair devoted exclusively to the joy of discovery — that of new and unusual musics, emerging visual artists, and even “new friends” [the Pendu Org website]–seems to have struck a resonant chord with the local DIY contingent, and beyond; since premiering last year at Vanishing Point, the festival has already doubled in size, duration, and physical wingspan.

On July 9th and 10th, Eye & Ear II will take over all three floors of the Knitting Factory for two days of non-stop musical action, including a video art installation and “7-hour continuous drone room” in the basement. Next up, the festivities will travel to the 92Y Tribeca Cultural and Community Center for a “free” record fair (admission, not records, though these will be cheaply priced), additional live performances, and the debut of Women of NYCinema, a new Pendu-coordinated film series. Day four brings the party back to Brooklyn, which obviously had to feature somewhere in this celebration of predominately Brooklyn-based artists, for a finale concert at Death By Audio in Williamsburg.

Thursday, July 9th, 6pm- Knitting Factory – $10 Adv/$12 Door
74 Leonard Street, New York, NY 10013

Nymph, Begushkin, Religious to Damn, Love Like Deloreans, Grooms, Hunters, Blondes, Neg-Fi, Liturgy, Mike Wexler, Love or Perish, George Steeltoe Ensemble, Best Hits, Dinowalrus, Rebecca Gaffney, Harrison Owen, Peru Ana Ana Peru, Dubsdread, Jesse Gelaznik, Bob Bellerue, Anthony Saunders, Rust Worship, Christian Science Minotaur

Friday, July 10th, 6pm – Knitting Factory – $10 Adv/$12 Door
74 Leonard Street, New York, NY 10013

Magik Markers, Mouthus, Led Er Est, Telecult Powers, Further Reductions, Key to Shame, Skin Drink, SSPS, Child Abuse, Mazing Vids, Mirror Mirror, Hallux, Towering Heroic Dudes, chaos.CM.majik, Ala Muerte, Fluorescent Vibes, Mi Or and the Pedestals, Don Sigal, Steve Lowenthal (DJ), Jane Tesco (DJ), Veronica Vasicka (DJ)

Saturday, July 11th – 92Y Tribeca Cultural and Community Center
200 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013

Free Record Fair featuring 30+ DIY record labels and zine/comic/sticker/art vendors, 4pm to Midnight
Abandon Ship Records, AnarchyMoon Recordings, Baked Tapes, Cryptic Carousel, Death by Audio, Digital Cassette Records, Does Are, ESP Disk, Esto Perpetua Records, Fingered Media, Heat Retention Records, The Journal of Popular Noise, Little Fury Things, Missing Fingers, NO-CORE, Noiseville, Obsolete Units, Opposite Records, Pendu Sound Recordings, Speed Tapes, Tesco USA, Wierd Records

Women of NYCinema, 4pm, $10 Adv/$12 Door
Sarah Lipstate, Liz Wendelbo, Rachel Blackwell

Musical Performances, 9pm, $10 Adv/$12 Door

Blacklist, Martial Canterel, John Wiese, Freshkills, Infinity Window, Living Days, Axoloti, Island’s Eyelids, Grasshopper, Pieter Wierd (DJ)

Sunday, July 12th, 6pm – Death By Audio, $10 Adv/$12 Door
49 South 2nd Street between Wythe & Kent Brooklyn, NY

Murdertronics, Team Robespierre, Talibam!, Total Abuse, Drunk Driver, Pygmy Shrews, Opponents

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About Jay Babcock

I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona. In 2023: I publish an email newsletter called LANDLINE = https://jaybabcock.substack.com Previously: I co-founded and edited Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curated the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was somehow listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. From 2010 to 2021, I lived in rural wilderness in Joshua Tree, Ca.

2 thoughts on “July 9-12: Pendu Org Presents NY Eye & Ear Fest II

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