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Silent Frisco @ Midsummer Night Swing in NYC
July 5, 2013 @ 6:30 pm
Silent Frisco is a crew of San Francisco sonic missionaries dedicated to turning impossible situations into musical magic. We specialize in enabling performances in public spaces where ‘noise’ has previously made such performances impractical or illegal. By using our custom ‘Silent Frisco’ wireless headphones, the music can play while neighbors enjoy peace and quiet. Once one removes ‘noise’ from the equation, public music gatherings can be seen for what they truly are: an unalienable civil right.
We are based in San Francisco but have traveled far and wide to bring this unique performance technology to happy listeners. Among the events that either Silent Frisco, or our founder Robbie ‘MoPo’ Kowal have performed at are Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Treasure Island Music Festival, Electric Forest, Camp Bisco, Earthdance, Harmony Festival, Gathering of the Vibes, Sea of Dreams NYE, and Ghost Ship Halloween. We’ve put music on Ocean Beach in San Francisco, Miami Beach in Florida, and Town Beach in Bridgeport Connecticut. We helped to revive legendary outdoor artspaces the Silo in Houston and Austin Enchanted Forest. In 2010, Silent Frisco conceieved and executed the ‘Silent Soundclash Tour’ the nation’s first Silent Disco club tour. Show us a place where ‘music Is not allowed’ and we will show you how to get make it happen.Dynamic DJ and nightlife visionary Jonathan Toubin is changing the world one riotous 45rpm at a time. He’ll spin an extended “maximum rock and soul” set leading into an after-hours Silent Disco edition of his popular Soul Clap and Dance Off party.
Best known for his hit “Mary Lou,” Young Jessie epitomizes the wild ’50s blend of West Coast R&B and rock ‘n’ roll. He has cut some of the best records of the era on his own and as a member of the Coasters and the Flairs. Joining him are New Orleans culture bearers King James & The Special Men, part of the Ninth Ward vanguard who plays real, raucous music the old-fashioned way, in their first show outside of Louisiana.