Godspeed You! Black Emperor, (first NYC shows in 8 years), Presented by Wordless Music and The Blackened Music Series

Thu Mar 17 2011

8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Church of St. Paul The Apostle

405 59th St. Entrance on Columbus and 60th St New York, NY 10018

All Ages

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Godspeed You! Black Emperor began with Efrim, Mauro and Moya in the early 1990s, playing a handful of shows and recording a self-released cassette as a trio before deciding to transform the group into a large band. Recruiting numerous Montreal musicians through 1995-96, GY!BE mounted sense-rattling wall-of-sound performances, featuring as many as 14 musicians and several 16mm film projectors, before recording their debut vinyl-only Constellation album in 1997. They transformed a warehouse space into the Hotel2Tango, a DIY hive of activity with band rehearsal rooms, silkscreen and wood shops, and weekend shows that took place under the radar. The group settled into a permanent nine-member line-up by late 1998, with Aidan and Bruce on drums, Thierry and Mauro on basses, Efrim, Dave and Roger on guitars, and Norsola and Sophie on cello and violin respectively. The band toured and recorded incessantly from 1998-2002 and gained a reputation for mesmerising live sh ows marked by orchestral dynamics, epic rock power and clunky, beautiful film loops. After four records, GYBE announced an indefinite hiatus in 2003. This hiatus will officially end in December 2010 when the band curates and performs at All Tomorrow’s Parties in the UK and returns for a short series of concerts in the United Sates.

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Godspeed You! Black Emperor, (first NYC shows in 8 years) / Presented by Wordless Music and The Blackened Music Series

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Wordless Music Series and Blackened Music Series

Godspeed You! Black Emperor, (first NYC shows in 8 years) / Presented by Wordless Music and The Blackened Music Series

Thu Mar 17 2011 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

Church of St. Paul The Apostle New York NY
Godspeed You! Black Emperor, (first NYC shows in 8 years), Presented by Wordless Music and The Blackened Music Series
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All Ages

Godspeed You! Black Emperor began with Efrim, Mauro and Moya in the early 1990s, playing a handful of shows and recording a self-released cassette as a trio before deciding to transform the group into a large band. Recruiting numerous Montreal musicians through 1995-96, GY!BE mounted sense-rattling wall-of-sound performances, featuring as many as 14 musicians and several 16mm film projectors, before recording their debut vinyl-only Constellation album in 1997. They transformed a warehouse space into the Hotel2Tango, a DIY hive of activity with band rehearsal rooms, silkscreen and wood shops, and weekend shows that took place under the radar. The group settled into a permanent nine-member line-up by late 1998, with Aidan and Bruce on drums, Thierry and Mauro on basses, Efrim, Dave and Roger on guitars, and Norsola and Sophie on cello and violin respectively. The band toured and recorded incessantly from 1998-2002 and gained a reputation for mesmerising live sh ows marked by orchestral dynamics, epic rock power and clunky, beautiful film loops. After four records, GYBE announced an indefinite hiatus in 2003. This hiatus will officially end in December 2010 when the band curates and performs at All Tomorrow’s Parties in the UK and returns for a short series of concerts in the United Sates.