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Thu. March 12, 2009
N.A.S.A. w/ Strech Armstrong DJ Set | New York, NY |
Presented By (Le) Poisson Rouge

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Le Poisson Rouge (MAP)
158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY
US 10012

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N.A.S.A., Strech Armstrong

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We apologize, but online ticket sales have ended. This does not mean that the event is necessarily sold out. This close to show time tickets are only available at the door. For all sold out shows (Le) Poisson Rouge will do a ticket giveaway in the gallery bar 2 hours prior to the start of the show.

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Strech Armstrong DJ Set

Characteristically, N.A.S.A. is more than just a record. The enthusiasm and connections of Sam Spiegel and Ze Gonzales cannot be contained by a single album, so the project naturally expanded into other mediums. A full-length documentary film is nearing completion, including interviews with many of the artists who contributed to The Spirit of Apollo and behind-the-scenes footage from the studio sessions. Highlights include fun at Sizzla's compound in Jamaica, Method Man showing off his magic tricks and the altered consciousness of the George Clinton recording session. In addition, other N.A.S.A. friends have lent their visual talents, and animated music videos for several of The Spirit of Apollo's tracks have been created by some of today's most highly-regarded street artists such as Shepard Fairey, Sage Vaughn, Barry McGee, Marcel Dzama and others. A remix record is already in the works, and Squeak E. Clean and DJ Zegon will put their turntable skills to good use as N.A.S.A. goes live with Brazilian percussionists, visual effects, art installations and special guests.

The N.A.S.A. project is permeated by Brazilian funk, which provides the roots of the songs and binds them together into a cohesive whole, but from there, the imagination behind The Spirit of Apollo ranges far and wide. "Whachadoin?" featuring M.I.A, Santogold, the electro-rap ingenuity of Spank Rock and Nick Zinner from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs is spontaneous and playful, and is perhaps the first song to get funky with a dial tone. "The Mayor," featuring Ghostface Killah, Scarface, indie-darlings the Cool Kids and Hollywood scene-maker DJ AM has a laidback Superfly vibe, while "Electric Flowers," with Cardigans singer Nina Persson and Wu Tang Clan's RZA, has a downbeat chilled-out feel. "Strange Enough" pairs Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs with Fatlip and Ol' Dirty Bastard, on the last song ODB recorded before his untimely death in 2004. On "N.A.S.A. Music" Method Man gives a shout out to Spiegel's recording studio, Crack Alley, while E40 chews on his vowels and together, the two wrap up The Spirit of Apollo into a single chorus: "from New York to the Bay yo / Sao Paulo to LA yo / nobody move until we say so / they wanna know who got that N.A.S.A. music."


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