Tashaki Miyaki. Photo by Julia Brokaw

Musical acts for the 2014 series feature an array of vibrant, creative women who are making their mark on today’s music scene. Veterans and up-and-coming artists perform a range of musical styles, including dream and synth pop, alt-folk, surf rock, neo-soul, and pop punk.

Tonight's Musical Performance: Tashaki Miyaki

Lucy Miyaki, drums, voice; Rocky Tashaki, guitars; Dora Hiller, bass, voice

The lo-fi, dream-pop trio Tashaki Miyaki, based in Los Angeles, was born from a late night jam between Miyaki and Tashaki in early 2011. They soon started making recordings with producer-engineer Joel Jerome. Posting a few songs on bandcamp.com suddenly led to responses from bloggers and business-types alike, including jetting off to London to play a private event at the legendary 100 Club. Seeking to fill out their live sound, the duo asked bassist Dora Hiller to join. Since then Tashaki Miyaki has toured North America and the United Kingdom, and released a self-titled EP, a single (Luvluvluv Records), a seven-inch of Everly Brothers covers (Rough Trade/For Us Records), and a tape of early recordings (Burger Records). A debut full-length album is in the works. A writer for Fader observed that the band’s serene, ambling sound is “so pretty I’m afraid saying anything else might diminish it.”

Set 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 2017 features artists who embody a borderless musical vocabulary; combining sonic and lyrical traditions from around the world, they trace the contours of their multicultural backgrounds and transcend traditional ideas of citizenship, nations, and boundaries. These musicians are deeply immersed in the defining challenges of the 21st century. With roots in Africa, Asia, South America, North America, and Europe, but currently residing in New York or elsewhere in the United States, each personifies an inclusive attitude filled with heart and soul.

Organized in collaboration with PopRally and on the occasion of the digital exhibition Crossing Borders: Immigration and American Culture, the musical component of Summer Thursdays 2017 is presented in conjunction with Citizens and Borders, a series of projects at MoMA related to works in the collection that offer critical perspectives on histories of migration, territory, and displacement.

The series was organized in collaboration with PopRally, MoMA’s cross-departmental committee that programs events at MoMA and MoMA PS1.

This event is part of Summer Thursdays.