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HEAR: Punk Jazz feat. James Chance & The Contortions

Photo courtesy of Jazzinphoto

Photo courtesy of Jazzinphoto

You might think the creative edge that defined the East Village during the 20th century might be a world long forgotten—sold out for NYU kids and chain restaurants on St. Mark’s. However, on the 29th you can catch one of the legends of the 1970’s, James Chance. Chance is known as a key members of the no wave scene, a subgenre of punk focused on noise, experimentation, and just goin’ nuts. It’s been a few decades, but James is still kicking it. Wrap up your 2018 the right way with this legendary performer.

Why Go?

James Chance is a New York City staple and often considered one of the most prominent artists to come out of the no wave scene. You can catch the artist's brilliant fusion of jazz and punk rock in the neighborhood where it all started: the East Village.



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