Tonight’s Musical Performance: Regal Degal
Josh da Costa, guitars, vocals; Josiah Wolfson, bass; Jamen Whitelock, drums
Regal Degal pulls omnidirectionally from the musical spectrum, drawing on post-punk, krautrock, 1960s psychedelic and freakbeat, 1980s new wave and indie, German minimal house, and the music of Africa. The group formed in Brooklyn in 2009, relocated to Los Angeles, and has since kept feet planted in both cities. *The Fader*’s Emilie Friedlander writes that the trio is “known around these parts for . . . pummeling you with wall-of-sound sonics while also drawing you in with mantric incantations and contrapuntal rhythmics, sailing through each emotional crescendo with mysteriously devil-may-care flair.” The band’s second release, Not Now, brings its “almost Can-like complexity to the fore.”
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.