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After Hours Rooftop Music Series

thedrumPhoto by Lovis Ostenrik for @TSqArts

The Drums

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Supernova Terrace, Novotel New York Times Square
226 W 52nd Street

The Drums shared songs from their long-awaited new album due out this fall at the After Hours on July 16 at Supernova Terrace, Novotel New York Times Square. The audience were not only be treated to their new music, but also the stunning panoramic views of Times Square that the Supernova has to offer.

video by Jay Buim for @TSqArts

Curated by Clocktower in partnership with Times Square Arts. The curatorial team is Alanna Heiss, Clocktower Director; Joe Ahearn, Clocktower Curator of Performance and Installation; Beatrice Johnson, Managing Director and Associate Curator; and Jim Toth, Curatorial advisor.

After Hours, a series of ephemeral installations and performances presented in Times Square, returns in July with a summer music series featuring performances in the district’s unique rooftop venues by an eclectic mix of musical acts: Bouquet (July 9 at Bar 54, Hyatt Times Square), The Drums (July 16 at Supernova Terrace, Novotel New York Times Square), and Ebe Oke (July 23 at The Lodge at Viacom).

After Hours, a collaboration between Times Square Arts, the public art program of the Times Square Alliance, and Clocktower, the legendary alternative art project, brings experiential, multimedia programming to select venues around Times Square. All events are free in partnership with Flavorpill.  Each event will be live streamed on Clocktower.org, Clocktower’s online radio station, audio archive and website.The live radio stream and broadcast are organized by the Clocktower Radio and production team, David Weinstein, Jeannie Hopper, and Willis Arnold.

Listen to the streamcast on Clocktower Radio !

thedrumsPhoto by Lovis Ostenrik for @TSqArts

thedrumsPhoto by Lovis Ostenrik for @TSqArts

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About After Hours

After Hours is a series of ephemeral installations and performances hidden amongst the Times Square district’s diverse venues, recorded for radio and video dissemination. The July 2014 Rooftop Performances take place on three consecutive Wednesdays in July. Taking advantage of the twilight moment before midnight, and a surreal array of different settings nestled throughout the Times Square area, the Times Square Alliance, in partnership with the Clocktower, offer tantalizing glimpses of these spaces as creative catalysts. Pairing musicians and artists with each of these unique contexts, the artists create work specifically designed to draw on the neighborhood's history as a social and artistic melting pot. The fleeting nature of these late night experiences highlights the power found in taking the synchronicity and spontaneity of an After Hours encounter beneath the bright lights, and using it to inspire and indicate future audio, video, and performance work.

About Clocktower Productions

Clocktower Productions is an art production institution working in the visual arts, performance, music, and radio. Founded in 1972 in Lower Manhattan by Alanna Heiss, Clocktower is the oldest alternative art project in New York. For 40 years, the institution has produced seminal exhibitions and performances by some of the most important artists of our time. After leaving its historic Tribeca tower in December 2013, Clocktower immediately engaged in contracted program partnerships with six cultural institutions in three boroughs. Clocktower produces multidisciplinary art projects all over the city through these creative collaborations with Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Knockdown Center in Queens, Playland Motel & Gallery in Far Rockaway, and Times Square Arts, Neuehouse, and Red Bull Studios in Manhattan. These spaces host Clocktower exhibitions, performances, residencies, radio, and administrative activities. Visit Clocktower.org for more information. Follow @Clocktower_NYC.

About The Drums

Emerging from Brooklyn via Florida in 2009, The Drums initially caught the ear of the indie world with their Summertime! EP. It was an escapist collection of beach pop fantasies; tracks suffused with a wistful, longing nostalgia that never pandered to cheap sentimentality. Their rise, particularly in the UK, was meteoric. Early buzz led to a prestigious spot on the BBC Sound of 2010 shortlist, followed in short succession by a slot on the Shockwaves NME Tour in 2009, and the publication’s Phillip Hall Radar Award in early 2010, well before the album’s release that summer.

The Drums have just finished recording their third full-length album which will see a release sometime this year. It is full of "magic and surprise while maintaining a serious, more weighty tone throughout" , says Jonny Pierce. The upcoming LP marks the first time since their critically acclaimed Summertime! EP, in 2009- that Jacob and Jonny were left up to their own devices, without having to ask a soul for approval. The result is an exciting display of personal emotion and unashamed,majestic songwriting style. #TheDrumsTimesSquare #The Drums

Novotel New York Times Square

With its sophisticated styling, the newly-redesigned 4-Star Novotel New York Times Square invites you to experience the electricity of Times Square. Located in the heart of Manhattan, right in the Theater district, our unique Midtown luxury hotel is within walking distance to New York's best attractions, including Times Square, Central Park, and the prestigious 5th Avenue. You'll be captivated by our stunning panoramic views of Times Square at our trendy new restaurant Supernova.