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David Byrne invites CocoRosie, others to play Carnegie Hall

The fine details of David Byrne's Perspectives series being hosted by Carnegie Hall in February were released to the public on Tuesday, August 29. The series will span four nights commencing on Thursday, February 1 with Byrne and Robert Wilson's music-theater production, The Knee Plays, and ending on Sunday, February 4 with a program featuring a wide variety of musical genres woven together by a common tone or note.

What's probably a bit more relevant to us, though, are the events transpiring on Friday, February 2. Freak folk, psych-folk, new folk, experimental folk, call it what you will. Byrne is commemorating the emergence of this seemingly new genre of music that has risen from the ashes of "60s psychedelia, 90s jam bands, electronica and a number of world music traditions." Well, not the ashes per se. How about this: a genre that's risen from the sterility of '90s jam bands and renewed the viability of '60s psychedelia, electronica and a number of world music traditions. Is that better? Too long-winded? We can argue about this later.

Did I mention that CocoRosie was invited to this? It's true. They'll be siding up with many others for the evening's performances including Adem, Devendra Banhardt, Vashti Bunyan and Vetiver. Tickets for the event will go on sale on Thursday, September 14. For more information, please check out Carnegie Hall's box office website.