Saturday, October 12
Featuring Marchfourth Marching Band + Javelin with Ingelside Collective and special guests DJ Baby Alcatraz + DJ Ian Svenonius
Party like Warhol at Artisphere’s Night of 1000 Andys massive live music + art + laughs dance party on Saturday, October 12 with three bands, two DJs and late night Silver Clouds installation access. Get down to soul spun on 45s by DJ Ian Svenonius (Nation of Ulysses/The Make Up) and DJ Baby Alcatraz. Aside from their marching band themed costumes as well as the five-piece percussion corps and seven-part brass section, the MarchFourth Marching Band is anchored by funky electric bass and has been evolving into a more guitar- and vocal-driven musical experience, complete with high-stepping stilt-acrobatics and burlesque dancers. Pitchfork darlings, electro-pop-disco-funk duo Javelin perform with a stage built from boom boxes as well as local hip hop/punk band Ingelside Collective (members of Fugazi and Thievery Corporation). Yes, you can come in costume---dress in your pop art finest, go Mod or don silver wigs and black turtlenecks a la Andy Warhol. Check out this Facebook album that Artisphere created with some ideas. If that’s not enough, Artisphere commissioned to create a pop art photo booth and will be running a live game show. Comedian Andrew Bucket is the evening’s MC. As always, free parking and the Rosslyn Metro is two blocks away.