Squarepusher Joins Lineup For David Lynch Foundation Benefit Shows
Electronic music luminary Squarepusher has joined the lineup for two incredible upcoming concerts at Brooklyn Steel presented by Festival of Disruption in partnership with Bowery Presents, with net proceeds benefitting theDavid Lynch Foundation's work bringing Transcendental Meditation to people suffering from post-traumatic stress.In his first New York appearance under the Squarepusher name in many years, Tom Jenkinson will on May 17 perform a rare DJ set incorporating new and unreleased material, along with other favorite tracks from his archive. The performance will be accompanied by the artist's signature visual display. Squarepusher joins previously announced performers Mercury Rev, Wye Oak, andthe Messthetics on May 17. Garbage, Phoebe Bridgers, and Nancy Whang of LCD Soundsystem will perform on May 18. In addition, a limited number of tickets have just been made available for an intimate screening of David Lynch's 1998 film Mulholland Drive, in tandem with a conversation between Lynch (via Skype) and actor Justin Theroux . This event will take place the afternoon of May 18 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. As previously announced, these shows are an outgrowth of the Lynch-curatedFestival of Disruption, which launched in Los Angeles in October 2016 and debuted in New York at Brooklyn Steel in May 2018. Says Lynch, "Come to the Festival of Disruption, where we are dedicated to disrupting the old bad and bringing in the new good, which is peace, happiness, and good will to all. Let's Rock!" Previous Festival of Disruptions have brought together Robert Plant, Mel Brooks, St. Vincent, Grace Jones, RZA, Bon Iver, Francis Ford Coppola, members of Sigur Ros, The Kills, TV On The Radio, Sharon Van Etten, Laura Marling, My Morning Jacket's Jim James, Mike Patton, Animal Collective, Angel Olsen, Au Revoir Simone, Reggie Watts, Questlove, Moby, Shepard Fairey, Flying Lotus, Jon Hopkins, Dean Hurley, John Malkovich, Laura Dern, Kyle MacLachlan, Naomi Watts, Bill Hader, Pete Holmes, Isabella Rossellini, Brian Koppelman, Gregory Crewdson, Frank Gehry, Ed Ruscha, "Twin Peaks" cast and crew members including Sheryl Lee, and many more for wildly successful weekends. Attendees were captivated by the immersive Lynchian world created at The Theatre at Ace Hotel and Brooklyn Steel with custom décor, bespoke food & beverage, and photo and virtual reality exhibits that reflected the filmmaker's incomparable vision.