Benefit for Democratic Socialists Julia Salazar & Alexandria Ocasio - Cortez !! w/ Shilpa Ray + more!

Benefit for Democratic Socialists Julia Salazar & Alexandria Ocasio - Cortez !! w/ Shilpa Ray + more!

Ice Balloons, Cheap Sneakers, Half-Wet, DJ Kerry Lacy, DJ Drew Redmond

Wed, October 17, 2018

8:00 pm

Union Pool

Brooklyn, NY

$12.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

$12 ticket // Anyone welcome to donate more !

Shilpa Ray
Shilpa Ray
Shilpa Ray is a wailing, fire breathing Cyclops. She tornadoes everything in her path: small towns, big cities, and children's dreams. One of her fans commented on a YouTube video, "If there's a heaven, I want God to hire Shilpa Ray to sing the list of my sins." Within a few hours, she had a day job working for Saint Peter. Ray has ripped off all the greats—The Gun Club, Tom Waits, The Doors— and recently pulled off a triple rip: ripping off Nina Simone ripping off Screamin' Jay Hawkins ripping off the Devil.
Shilpa Ray released her album Teenage and Torture in 2011 on Knitting Factory Records and found her biggest fan in Nick Cave who started telling music journalists she was his favorite current band. Cave brought her on tour as support for a few Grinderman dates, recorded the Wiel/Brecht song "Pirate Jenny" with her for Hal Wilner's Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys II, and then hired her to sing backup on his Spring 2013 Bad Seeds tour as well as main support for their Fall 2013 UK and Europe tour to promote her new 4-song EP It's All Self Fellatio, Shilpa Ray on his record label Bad Seed LTD. She has also served as main support for Man Man and Acid Mother's Temple as well as the opening act for Elvis Costello, Patti Smith, and A Place to Bury Strangers.
She currently works and plays with her 4-piece band and is hoping to release her latest album Last Year's Savage Fall of 2014.
Ice Balloons
Ice Balloons
10 Best Bands of 2013 – New York Observer “brilliant band of bizarros” –Village Voice
“This lurching, fuzzed-out act – fronted, naturally by a half-man, half fly creature–is just the thing to make you feel you’ve stepped into another dimension.”
–New York Observer “el futuro de la musica” –Indie Rocks, Mexico
Brooklyn Based Ice Balloons’ eight-song debut EP came out in October of 2013, featuring the track Night Slave that had a video release on Vice/Noisey the following month. The band is a hodgepodge of musicians -Sean Powell (FuckEmos), Kyp Malone (TV on the Radio), Dan Scinta, Rob Bryn (Wild Yaks) Giselle Reiber (Midnight Masses), B.A. Miale and a common fly on vocals – but more in a garage punk synth-noise vein than any of the bands from which the members derive.
In live shows, Ice Balloons strive for maximum spectacle, with video projections (B.A. Miale), piña-colada scented smoke and a whirl of chaotic noises, all grounded by a 60’s garage punk skeleton.
Cheap Sneakers
Cheap Sneakers
Venue Information:
Union Pool
484 Union Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
http://www.union-pool.com/