GZA To Perform LIQUID SWORDS First Time Ever In New York at McCarren Pool;
Electronica wild Soul Man Jamie Lidell Joins The Party!
Benefit Show For Open Space Alliance (Tickets are $ 19)
â€œLiquid Swords, is arguably Wu-Tang’s finest hourâ€ PITCHFORK MEDIA
â€œOften acclaimed as the best Wu-Tang solo project of all, Liquid Swords cemented the Genius/GZA’s reputation as the
best pure lyricist in the group.â€ ALLMUSIC.COM
Performed to an overwhelmingly enthusiastic audience at this years Pitchfork Music Festival alongside Sonic Youth and
Slint, GZA will perfrom his classic album, LIQUID SWORDS in it’s entirety for the first time ever in New York. GZA, under
the lights in Brooklyn performing the most influencial hip hop record for indie rockers from the last ten years at one of the
most unique and talked about venues in the country today? There’s not much more to say other than, this surely will
be on of the best shows of the year.
â€œA 21st century version of the one man band, hes a bizarre amalgamation of Bobby McFerrin, Rahzel, Matthew Herbert
and Prince with the unhinged, wild-eyed manner of say, Iggy Pop or Darby Crashâ€ XLR8R
â€œListen to Multiply once and youll be struck by how reverent it is; listen to it three times and youll start to notice the
microscopic digital artifacts and subtle tweaks that give it personality and pop.” PITCHFORK MEDIA
A boundary-breaking, British soul vocalist beyond your wildest expectations, Jamie Lidell has been shocking audiences for
the past three years with his extraordinary live shows; which careen from glitzy Funkadelic extravaganza to hard electronic
avant-garde showpieces. Reviewers have likened him to â€œa 21st century reincarnation of Little Richardâ€ with â€œa soul voice
fried in honey like Sly Stone or Prince, and a beatboxing talent to make Muhammad Ali quake in his Everlastâ€, delivering
time and again â€œa thrilling, visceral performanceâ€, â€œpure, visceral power: a scintillating display of demented musical and
physical energyâ€, both â€œexhilaratingâ€ and â€œastoundingâ€. Jamie Lidell is British musicâ€™s best kept secret, about to be unleashed.
Brooklyn, NY â€“ Aug 23, 2007 â€“ Helio, the hip mobile service with exclusive services and cool devices, and JELLYNYC are
ending the Pool Parties with a one night only event to remember, featuring rapper extraordinaire, GZA & indie-electronica
wizard, Jamie Lidell. All proceeds from this extravaganza will benefit the OPEN SPACE ALLIANCE, which is a nonprofit
organization whose purpose is to promote public awareness and conservation of Open Space lands, and to educate the
public about the natural, historic, cultural, educational, and recreational aspects of Open Space areas.
Originally developed by JELLYNYC, the inter-media collaborative specializing in creating one of a kind experiences for
audiences and partners, the Pool Parties made a huge splash in New York last year drawing an incomparable music lineup
and energetic crowd. This yearâ€™s lineup gets even better and features special performances by Superchunk, Yo La Tengo,
TV on the Radio, Blonde Redhead, Mark Ronson, Ted Leo & the Pharmacists and many other great artists.
The Pool Parties kicked off at the historic McCarren Park Pool on June 24 with indie rock favorites, Superchunk and
Brooklynâ€™s own Oakley Hall. It will run every Sunday throughout the Summer until August 19. Formerly a dilapidated,
drained pool in Brooklyn, JELLYNYC transformed the space last summer to create the first annual year of Pool Parties.
After receiving tremendous community support from a wide cross-section, the team brought local supporters, such as
media sponsor New York Magazine, The Brooklyn Brewery, Dewars, RedBull, Going.com, Heavy.com, Gibson Guitar, East
Village Radio, and Sparkyâ€™s.on board to build on the momentum of the first year and make the second year even bigger.
Helio is setting its members up with VIP treatment this summer for Pool Parties â€“members who flash their Helio devices
can sneak past the lines and slip into a VIP entrance just for them. Helio members also get reserved front row standing
room to see their favorite bands in style.
JELLYNYC was founded on true creativity and the integration of many talents and ideas. They seek to create and
support projects of the highest artistic quality that resonate across the lines. JELLYNYC focuses on out of the box
strategies and forming long lasting business relationships. They constantly push through barriers, seeking out new ways
to bring people closer together on many different levels whether that is through great music or authentic brands.
JELLYNYC is recognized nationally and internationally, however the company never loses sight of the importance of the
ripple affect of localized experience.
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