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Friday, February 08, 2008

Coney Music 1: Beat Circus

The Boston band Beat Circus will be performing at the Knitting Factory this Saturday to promote their recently released CD, 'Dreamland.' Yes, the Dreamland in question is that Dreamland, the amusement park which graced Coney Island from 1904 until it's unfortunate demise be fire in 1911.

'Dreamland' (the CD) is the first installment in composer Brian Carpenter's Weird American Gothic Trilogy.
Beat Circus's website describes the work as a "150-page score for 12 musicians and contains macabre narratives loosely based on historical figures from the surreal, turn-of-the-century Coney Island theme park of the same name."

The
Wikipedia entry for Dreamland (the amusement park) adds that the CD's liner notes include historical images of Dreamland, courtesy of Coney Island USA.

Tracks from this unique and captivating work can be heard on
Beat Circus's Myspace page


Saturday, Feb. 9th
8 pm

BEAT CIRCUS
NERVOUS CABARET
HUMANWINE
THE CASSETTES
INVERT
and special guest Sxip Shirey

KNITTING FACTORY (Main Space)
74 Leonard Street, Manhattan
All ages / $10 advance / $12 door



- post by Ben Nadler


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posted by Omar Robau @ 2/08/2008 01:57:00 AM 

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