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Art Rock

 DSC08271It's Armory Week here in NYC, and the city is flush with all manner of art and related happenings. Last night, the rough-around-the-edges Fountain Art Fair - situated this year at the Frying Pan - hosted a public opening with free-flowing booze and a pair of live musical performances. Brooklyn's Depreciation Guild aped the 80's with a mix of melodic guitars and electronics that sounded like a hyperactive videogame. Far more engaging was Detroit's ADULT, featuring Siouxsie-like Nicola Kaperus singing over husband Adam Lee Miller's drum machine and synths, spinning the all-ages crowd into a technopop frenzy. I even saw one or two bluehairs up and dancing, apparently having ditched their society friends at that establishment fair upriver. 

The fun continues tonight at Fountain with Marky Ramone of The Ramones DJing from 7p - midnight; details on the website. Afterwards, head across the East River to catch the late night galleries in Williamsburg and Site Fest in Bushwick. (More pics below.)  DSC08288