Tune in to Afternoon New Music this Monday, July 25th at 3 pm for an exclusive in-studio interview with guitarist Marc Ribot. The 30-minute program will feature Ribot discussing his group The Young Philadelphians and their upcoming album Live in Tokyo, which will be released July 29th on Yellowbird. Marc Ribot & The Young Philadelphians will also be performing at The Bowery Ballroom this Thursday, July 28th at 9 pm. They will be supported by Inyang Bassey featuring Binky Griptite (Dap Kings).
Marc Ribot, who the New York Times describes as "a deceptively articulate artist who uses inarticulateness as an expressive device," has released over 20 albums under his own name over a 30-year career, exploring everything from the pioneering jazz of Albert Ayler to the Cuban son of Arsenio Rodríguez. His group The Young Philadelphians, featuring Marc Ribot and Mary Halvorson on guitars, Jamaaladeen Tacuma on bass, and G. Calvin Weston on drums, pays tribute to twin legacies: the mind-blowing harmolodic punk-funk of Ornette Coleman's first Prime Time band and the sweet, optimistic pulse of 1970s Philly Soul.
Inyang Bassey is a singer and composer whose powerful, genre-bending performances include elements of pop, soul, funk, electronic dance music and classical traditions, delivered with irresistible high-energy.