Jana Hunter. Photo by Anthony Gerace

Tonight’s Musical Performance: Lower Dens

Jana Hunter, vocals, guitar; Walker Teret, guitar; Geoff Graham, bass; Nate Nelson, drums

The Baltimore-based Lower Dens formed in 2010; vocalist Jana Hunter had been touring for years as a solo artist, and the band was an effort to create music that was simultaneously cerebral and hot-blooded, rash and incorruptible—and, crucially, that possessed a loud, clear voice. Its debut release, Twin-Hand Movement, blended guitar brilliance and murky emotiveness. The band’s 2012 Nootropics was a stark, textured paean to experimental acts of the krautrock era. With this year’s release of Escape From Evil, the quartet has undeniably hit its stride. The instrumental textures provide a clean and warm backdrop for the vocals—a major step forward for the band, one that brings Hunter’s singular voice into sharp, clear focus.

Every Thursday in July and August, 5:30–8:00 p.m.
Live music begins at 6:30 p.m.

Regular Museum admission applies. Performances take place in the Sculpture Garden. In the event of rain, the Garden will close, and music will take place in Theater 1. Please note: Sculpture Garden and indoor seating are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

The musical component of Summer Thursdays 2018 celebrates musicians living and working in New York City. Organized in collaboration with PopRally, the series hosts a variety of sounds that explore the City’s expansive musical landscape. Each evening, unique sonic flavors fill the Sculpture Garden with a range of blended genres such as dream punk, Afrofuturist soul, funk fusion, hip-hop, experimental, and lo-fi baroque pop.

Special thanks to Newtown Radio.

This event is part of Summer Thursdays.