Red Bull Music Academy To Serve Concerts, Lectures, & Well, Probably Red Bull

Red Bull executives know their product serves as both a study and party companion. So evidently, they chose to combine both worlds, offering creative ~intellectuals~ a month-long excuse to rage face.

From April 28 to May 31, Red Bull Music Academy will host thirty-four public events around New York City. The traveling workshop will feature 236 artists, film screenings, live concerts, and paneled discussions with people like ERYKAH BADU.

Here is a short preview of events to save cash money for next week. If tickets are sold out, there are many more events and StubHub alternatives.

April 29

Mobile Mondays!: A Red Bull Music Academy Special

Location: The Bowery Electric

Time: 10 PM—4 AM

Price: Free (21+)

A slew of DJs will be featured on Mobile Monday—a day devoted to “keep the true vibe & soul of NYC alive.” Expect funk-master-flash style music and artists like Bobbito Garcia, Amir Abdullah and Chairman Mao.

April 29

FILMMATIC – An Evening of Rare Hip Hop Documentaries

Location: Sunshine Cinema

Time: 6:30 PM

Price: $12

Screenings include…

Beat This” by Dick Fontaine

Big Fun In the Big Town” by Bram van Splunteren

Reckin’ Shop: Live from Brooklyn” by Diane Martel

Guests featured in the after-show panel: Afrika Bambaataa, Schoolly D and more.

April 30

A Conversation with Erykah Badu

Location: Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium at Brooklyn Museum

Time: 7 PM—10 PM

Price: $12

Erykah Badu has long been hailed as a queen of 21st century soul. We’ve belted her lyrics and seen her naked. Now, it’s time we watch her speak live before us.

Wednesday, May 1

?uestlove, Andrew Bird, Kim Gorden and +20 artists

Location: Brooklyn Masonic Temple

Time: 8 PM—12 AM

Price: $15

Apparently, the format is simple. One musician will start a 5-minute solo improvisation before the next musician joins. Five minutes later, musician #3 will join the stage…and so on and so forth. According to the site, we should “expect the unexpected.” For a night entitled, “A Night of Improvised Round Robin Duets” we’ll take their word.

May 5 & 6

Flying Lotus

Location: Terminal 5

Time: 8 PM—12 AM

Price: $32.50

BBC referred to Flying Lotus as “the Jimi Hendrix of our generation.” Then, he became no stranger to NYU. And now, you can see this twisted synth god again at Terminal 5.

May 6

Brian Eno: An Illustrated Talk

Location: The Great Hall at Cooper Union

Time: 6:30 PM

Price: $20

Since Brian Eno is the #renaissanceman of our universe, he will be speaking on “generative art, music history, screwdrivers, and the vast complexities behind them all.”

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