The Lot Radio presents: Arp, Ana Roxanne, Yale Evelev, and Cz Wang
7pm doors + show
For this concert expect live performances by Arp’s 5-piece ensemble & Ana Roxanne, who will be flying in from LA specially for this occasion to deliver a solo performance.
Yale Evelev of Luaka Bop will start the evening with a DJ set and will set the mood between acts. CZ Wang will keep us grooving on the dancefloor after the concerts and until the night is over.
7pm Yale Evelev (DJ)
8pm Ana Roxanne (live)
9pm Arp (live)
10pm CZ Wang (DJ)
Arp is one of many aliases artist/producer/DJ Alexis Georgopoulos has used in his career in music, though it has become the most central and prolific of his projects.
Equally interested in experimental composition and the more esoteric side of Pop, his work explores the connections between musics of East and West, North and South — without ever fully committing to one over the other.
His most recent album, the critically-acclaimed album ZEBRA — draws on a genealogy that connects Fourth World, Japanese environmentalism, Minimalism, and Cosmic Jazz, and has drawn comparisons to Don Cherry, Midori Takada, Jon Hassell and Alice Coltrane.
The album featured in numerous Best of 2018 lists – The Guardian, The Vinyl Factory, Aquarium Drunkard, Unseen Worlds, Dublab among them – and found him gaining esteemed DJ fans such as Hunee, Andrew Weatherall, Prins Thomas, Jiro (NTS) and Growing Bin’s Basso.
He has released music, as a solo artist and collaborator, with labels such as RVNG Intl, Type, Beats In Space, Emotional Response, Mexican Summer, Smalltown Supersound, and Opal Tapes and has been presented in gallery and museum contexts such as MoMA PS1, BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music), The Kitchen, Walker Art Center, White Columns, and the New Museum. He is a frequent collaborator with visual artists, among them Tauba Auerbach, Matt Connors, Doug Aitken, and Darren Bader. He is currently based in New York City.
Ana Roxanne is an intersex Southeast Asian musician based in Los Angeles. Born & raised in the Bay Area to immigrant parents, Ana’s love for singing began through her mother’s CD collection of 80’s/90’s R&B divas. Raised in the Catholic church, she became a devoted choral singer, which led her to a brief stint at a small jazz & classical program in the cornfields of the midwest. During these years she toured to beautiful old cathedrals in nearby cities and became enamored with the sacredness of choral music and the enveloping sound of harmony. A near death experience, too, served as a connection between music & spirituality, and music as a healing art after facing tragedy.
Yale Evelev is the president of Luaka Bop Records.
Luaka Bop was founded by David Byrne who in 1990 hired Evelev to run the label. Under Evelev, Luaka Bop has been in the forefront of issuing new and overlooked vintage African music, indigenous Latin music, and other World musics.