Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A HONK NYC! 2012 Festival

Hey again bloggers or whoever could be reading this blagh. And on this day finds itself as Occupy Wall Street day 375, a few days after that #S17 Occupy Wall Street one year anniversary. And Occupy Wall Street is still moving fast. And even in the midst of Occupy Wall Street still moving fast and reading those headline news of the day, I still find myself blogging about Honk! 2012, that festival of activist street bands in Davis Square, Somerville, MA, from Friday, October 5 through Monday, October 8, 2012 and the HONK NYC festival kick off party in my internetaholicness. And that HONK NYC , the 2012 New York HONK! Festival - NYC's Fifth Annual Marching Band Blow-Out, Facebook page reads something like as follows: And oh, HONK Rocks and Occupy Wall Street Worldwide.

A bunch of New York City bands are bringing the BONK!* back to Gotham with HONK NYC!, the fifth gathering of radical street bands, 21st century style, in NYC!

Four nights of splendid music await!

Featuring Out of Towners:

Pink Puffers Brass Band (Rome, Italy)
Environmental Encroachment (Chicago)
Minor Mishap Marching Band (Austin)
Church Marching Band (Sonoma County, CA)

and Local Favorites:

Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars
Hungry March Band
Rude Mechanical Orchestra
Raya Brass Band
Underground Horns
Dja Rara
Batala NYC

Full details for each night can be found at the event pages below.

* (We've changed the name of the NYC festival from BONK! The Brooklyn HONK! Festival to HONK NYC! in honor of our parent festival in Somerville, MA: The HONK! Festival of Activist Street Bands.)


Tuesday, Oct. 9
Opening Party at the Paper Box in E. Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Wednesday, Oct. 10
East Village Parade of Bands and Afterparty

Thursday, Oct. 11
At the Jalopy Theatre and School of Music in Red Hook, Brooklyn

Friday, Oct. 12
Closing Party in Gowanus, Brooklyn

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