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Next show on 5/16/21 with special guest:

previous show on 5/2/21: 


May 2, 2021
B. Wurtz
Visual artist B.  Wurtz takes us on a personal history, with music from every phase of his life beginning at childhood and culminating in his 2020 album “Some Songs.” I have loved B.’s artwork since I first encountered it—specific, precise, sometimes uncomfortably honest—and his stories of childood and of his process of making his album were truly illumunating to my understanding of his sensibility and his sculptures. We get to hear some gen-u-ine historical gems as well as a number of B.’s own songs! 

Complete playlist below; tracks in yellow were cut for time.

  1. The Shady Road, B. Wurtz, 2020
  2. Tennessee Waltz, Patti Page, 1950
  3. Shadrack, The Golden Gate Quartet, 1947
  4. Mule Train, Frankie Laine, 1949
  5. Minuet in G Major, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Alessandro Deljavan), 1761-2
  6. Für Elise, Ludwig von Beethoven (Nelly Kokinos), 1810
  7. El Jarabe Loco, Los Pregoneros Del Puerto, c. 1960s
  8. Nottamun Town, Jean Ritchie, c. 1950s
  9. Movin’ on Down the River, Jean Ritchie, 1965
  10. The Last Time, The Rolling Stones, 1965
  11. Days of Long Ago, B. Wurtz, 2020
  12. Today, B. Wurtz, 2020
  13. October Song, The Incredible String Band, 1966
  14. I’m Going Home, The Sacred Harp Singers, date of recording unknown; collection released on CD by Bibletone in 1994
  15. The Bridge, B. Wurtz, 2020
  16. Rakim, Dead Can Dance, 1994
  17. Tumbling Dice, The Rolling Stones, 1972
  18. A Love so True, Sunny War, 2021
  19. Water, B. Wurtz, 2020
  20. Music (Playing the Machine), Particle Kid, 2017
  21. The Clock, B. Wurtz, 2020
  22. Purple Green Ice, Milo Gonzalez, 2019
  23. Little Birds, B. Wurtz, 2020
  24. Start Here, B. Wurtz, 2020
  25. The Statue, B. Wurtz, 2020
  26. Minuet in C, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Dinara Klinton), 1761-2

B. Wurtz was born in 1948 in Pasadena, California, and lives and works in New York. He opened a major solo exhibition This Has No Name at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles in 2018 while simultaneously presenting his first public commission, Kitchen Trees, through the New York City Public Art Fund. In 2015 he was the subject of a retrospective exhibition at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, United Kingdom. In 2016 the exhibition traveled to La Casa Encendida, Madrid. He has had additional solo exhibitions at Kunstverein Freiburg; White Flag Projects, St. Louis; and Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago. His work has been included in group exhibitions at MoMA PS1, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon.


April 18, 2021
Adam Henry

Complete playlist below; tracks in yellow were cut for time.

  1. Rumble, Link Wray & The Wraymen, 1958
  2. The Big Ship - 2004 Digital Remaster, Brian Eno, 1975
  3. To Love Somebody, Bee Gees, 1967
  4. 2nd Thought - 2003 Digital Remaster, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, 1980
  5. Tomorrow Never Knows - Remastered 2009, The Beatles, 1966
  6. La Cigarra (The Cicada), Linda Ronstadt, 1987
  7. Walking With Jesus (live from De Melkweg), Spacemen 3, 1988
  8. Myth, Beach House, 2012
  9. I Only Have Eyes for You, The Flamingos, 1959
  10. Ou Es-Tu, Mon Amour?, Willie Nelson, 1998
  11. I Never Cared For You, Willie Nelson, 1998
  12. Heavy Air, Pure X, 2011
  13. Héritage, College, 2013
  14. Cocaine Cat, Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe, 2015
  15. Son of Placenta Previa, Cliff Martinez, 2014
  16. Starwood Choker, Bing & Ruth, 2017
  17. Blue Light, Mazzy Star, 1993
  18. Big City (Everybody I Know Can Be Found Here), Spacemen 3, 1991
  19. Fear of Starlight, David Cross, Robert Fripp, 2015
  20. We Insist, Zoë Keating, 2015
  21. Says, Nils Frahm, 2013
  22. Auntie's Municipal Court, The Monkees, 1968
  23. Dream Baby Dream, Suicide, 1999
  24. River Deep - Mountain High, Ike & Tina Turner, 1966

Adam Henry (b. 1974 Pueblo, CO) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He holds a BFA double major in Art and Art History from the University of New Mexico and a MFA from the Yale School of Art. Recent solo exhibitions were at Candice Madey gallery (New York), Meessen De Clercq gallery (Brussels), and Lundgren gallery (Mallorca). His recent show at Candice Madey (New York) titled God Speed Speed Demon presented new works expanding his use of painting’s history, color spectrums, and seriality to explore the visual language of abstract thought. Henry's work has also been exhibited internationally in group exhibitions at locations including SALTS (Basel), Josee Bienvenu (New York), Rita Urso (Milan), Dia Horia (Greece), and Bill Brady (Miami). A monograph on his work from 2011-2016 was published by Meessen De Clercq. Henry’s work is included in the upcoming exhibition SHAPES at Alexander Berggruen gallery uniting geometric and abstract works from the historic 20th century to contemporary artists.


April 4, 2021
Seung-Min Lee Easter Special!

Complete playlist below; tracks in yellow were cut for time.

  1. New York, New York, Ryan Adams, 2001
  2. Style, Taylor Swift, 2014
  3. Style, Ryan Adams, 2015
  4. Fuck You Tonight (feat. R. Kelly) , The Notorious B.I.G., R. Kelly, 1997
  5. D.R.U.G.S. (feat. YG 400), Iggy Azalea, 2012
  6. Whatever You Like, T.I., 2008
  7. Kim, Eminem, 2000
  8. Stan - Live At 43rd Grammy Awards, Eminem, Elton John, 2005
  9. Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now, The Smiths, 1987
  10. Bengali In Platforms, Morrissey, 1988
  11. Cocaine, Eric Clapton, 1977
  12. Baby, Ariel Pink, 2012
  13. Baby, Donnie & Joe Emerson, 1979
  14. Bad, Michael Jackson, 1987
  15. Senorita, ((G)I-DLE), 2019
  16. You Oughta Know, Das Racist, Heems, 2010
  17. MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name), Lil Nas X, 2021
  18. Wildside, Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch, 1991
  19. Good Vibrations, Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch, Loleatta Holloway, 1991

Seung-Min Lee (b. 1981) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Selected exhibitions and performances include: TedTalks iChicken, “MoMA Downtown”, New York, 2020; Freeport: Kim Jong Un Liberation Art, Hauser and Wirth, New York, 2020; Kim Jong Un: Spring Awakening on the Pacific Rim, Human Resources LA, Los Angeles, 2019; Popular Revolt, iRape : Ted Kavanaugh SoulCycle Instructor, NYU Skirball Center, New York, 2019; Intolerable Whiteness, The Kitchen, New York, 2018; On Whiteness, The Kitchen, New York, 2018; Kim Jong Un presents Global World Karaoke Championships, NADA NY, New York, 2018; #themalso?, Performance Space New York, New York, 2018; Full Disclosure: A History of Personal Racial Macro and Microaggressions, Highline, New York, 2017; Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to Internally Smash the Patriarchy, Racism, Ageism, Classism, & Bad Manners to Win Friends, $etc., Safe Gallery, Brooklyn, 2017; Workout Prototype for an anti-racist, classist, misogynist, Woke New World, Present Company, Brooklyn, 2017; Informed Consent Dual Agency Open House Karaoke, More Art, New York, 2016; Price of Admission: Let’s Not Gentrify Chinatown, But Say We Did?, Essex Flowers, New York, 2016; Memory Palace, Alisa Baremboym and Seung-Min Lee, Luxembourg and Dayan, New York, 2015; Women, Inc., Artists Space, New York, 2015; On Discipline, Regina Rex, New York, 2015; End Of The Night Café II, Kim Jong Un Hacks Chipotle, David Lewis Gallery, New York, 2015; Sing’s Millennium Mart, Interstate Projects, Brooklyn, 2015.  


Katie Vida
March 21, 2021

  1. World Destruction (Single Edit), Time Zone: John Lydon, Afrika Bambaataa, 2001
  2. Song of the Shirt, Lindsay Cooper, 1980
  3. Obscene & Pornographic Art, Bongwater, 1991
  4. Jackie Wilson, My Yiddishe Momme, Jackie Wilson, 1961
  5. Memory Song; Larry Owens, L Morgan Lee, James Jackson Jr., Jason Veasey, Antwayn Hopper, John-Michael Lyles, John-Andrew Morrison, Michael R. Jackson, 2019
  6. The Same Situation, Joni Mitchell, 1974
  7. Morning Star–Evening Star, Dory Previn, 1972
  8. Im Abendrot, D.799; Franz Schubert, composed 1827; Fritz Wunderlich, Hubert Giesen, recorded 1997
  9. Baltimore, Nina Simone, 1978
  10. What Katie Did (collaged from What Katie Did), Katie Vida, 2014
  11. Vida (collaged from Mildred Pierce), Katie Vida, 2014
  12. Hotline Bling + Artist Must Be Beautiful Medley, Katie Vida, 2016
  13. All I Want for Christmas is Me, Katie Vida, 2016
  14. I'll be Home for Christmas, Katie Vida, 2016

Katie Vida (Brooklyn, NY) is an interdisciplinary artist. Vida is the recipient of fellowships at The MacDowell Colony, Shandaken Project, VCUQatar and Fanoon: Center for Print Media Research (Doha, Qatar), Yaddo, Millay Colony, and the Budapest Puppet Theater (Budapest, Hungary) among others. Vida has presented work at venues including: Microscope Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), The Richard and Dolly Maass Gallery at SUNY Purchase (Purchase, NY), ALLGOLD MoMA PS1 (Queens, NY), Creative Time (New York, NY), Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, CT), The Luggage Store (San Francisco, CA), and was awarded Best Experimental Film for “Shelly” at the Brussels Independent Film Festival in 2020. She has served as Visiting Artist and Guest Lecturer at institutions including Brown University (Providence, Rhode Island), Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, New York), University of Hawaii-Manoa (Honolulu, HI), and VCUQatar (Doha, Qatar) and is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the MFA Program at Maine College of Art (Portland, ME). Vida holds an MFA from Yale University School of Art and a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design.