All-Star Troupe Bring Eno’s Here Come The Warm Jets To Joe’s Pub On Jan 8th, 2011


Special Musical Guests Joanaspolicewoman, Vernon Reid and members of The Dismemberment Plan, Obits, Warm Ghost, Phantom Family Halo Bring Cult Album To Life

(New York, NY): Nearly 40 years after its recording and release, Brian Eno’s Here Come The Warm Jets is just as relevant and exciting as ever. Recorded in 1973 and released in 1974, this epic finger-waving flip-off, rated 9.2 by Pitchfork and considered inspirational for musicians of all ages, has never have been performed song-for-song, note-for-note in live presentation prior to this production*. “Here Come The Warm Jets” makes its Joe’s Pub debut on January 8th, 2012. Showtime is 9:30 pm.

In early 2011, as a birthday present to himself, Rob Christiansen, a recording engineer (Labradford, Unrest, Tuscadero) for WFMU and WNYC (programs Spinning on Air, Soundcheck and New Sounds), and multi-discipline composer / sound designer (music:
East Ghost West Ghost, Eggs; sound-design: Sue DeBeer’s 2004 Whitney Biennial,
Christian Bruno and Natalja Veckich film scores, NPR’s Radio Lab) decided to transcribe the entire album and perform it live in keeping with Eno’s original thoughts on “Here Come The Warm Jets” – with special musical guests.

“…one of the things that I tried to do with Warm Jets was to bring musicians together who would normally never play together and to play a music that they couldn’t agree upon. The music would come from the chemistry,” Brian Eno, 1974.

To this end, the evening’s emcee will be WNYC’s John Schaefer (New Sounds and Soundcheck) and the first round of announced featured musicians will be Joan Wasser (Joanaspolicewoman), noted guitarist Vernon Reid (Living Color) and Travis Morrison (The Dismemberment Plan), as well as Sohrab Habibion from Obits (Sub Pop), Knitting Factory / Partisan Records upstarts Paul Duncan (Warm Ghost) and Dom Cippola (Phantom Family Halo). More performers are to be announced.

 “Solid and throbbing primitivo all the way but with the strangest increment of avant-garding… Eno is the real bizarro warp factor for 1974…The drums are pounding and the guitars are screaming every whichaway in a precisely orchestrated cauldron of terminal hysteria muchly influenced by though far more technologically advanced than early Velvet Underground. Don’t miss it; it’ll drive you crazy.” – Lester Bangs, Creem Magazine, 1974

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