Secret Project Robot is an IRS approved 501c3 not-for-profit artist run art space.  This year we are celebrating 10 years of the privilege of adding to the rich and diverse community of the arts which makes new york city one of the most culturally relevant cities in the world. 

Each event at Secret Project Robot is an opportunity for us to introduce members and their guests to an array of programming that broadens the context of art in the new millennium.  Our events are all fundraisers that ensure our financial stability, enabling us to continue to bring you many years of commercial free-art and music.

Over the last decade Brooklyn has been placed on the cultural map across the globe for its new take on alternative art spaces.  We appreciate your support in making the world turn its eye to brooklyn. Thank you for joining our membership team and thank you for supporting art in New York City.


SCHEDULE OF THINGS TO COME

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SATURDAY APRIL 5TH

ART OPENING 7pm to 11pm

Woriking Man’s Artist

Art by Gary Grimshaw

Honoring and Celebration Program By:

Gail Parentau

Corinne Innis

LE Grimshaw

DJ Allison Awesome (Detroit)

Gary Grimshaw- is the legendary artist who produced posters for the likes of the MC5, The Rolling Stones, Jimmy Hendrix, Patti Smith, the B-52’s... A member of the White Panthers whose artwork was only made better by his trueness to a political idealism that kept his work always in touch with the values of the 99% long before such a notion was main-stream. This show will be a celebration of the process of making posters from this era as well as a show to Celebrate Gary's prolific life, as he passed away early in 2014.



April 6th

CALLING ALL BUSHWICK QUEENS!

OPEN-CALL PHOTO-SHOOT

2pm to 6pm




APRIL 12TH 8pm to Midnight

IN CELEBRATION OF NICK LESLEY AND NECKING’s NEWEST RECORDING PROJECT, SECRET PROJECT ROBOT IS PLEASED TO PRESENT:

NECKING,

THE HECKS

GREG FOX

BEECH CREEPS

Necking is an experimental and improvised drums and interactive electronics band (analog or laptop using Max/MSP). The drumming style is in the realm of "free-improvisation" but infused with the hardcore punk that Nick Lesley grew up with in San Diego in the early 90's. On any instrument, Necking focuses on allowing space for collaboration, and creating energy and drama in an improvised performance.




APRIL 19TH 9pm to Midnight

HighLife

If you're at all familiar with African music, you can pretty well guess what a band called "Highlife" might sound like. First emergent in Ghana at the end of the 19th century, highlife is a buoyant, joyful strain of Afro-pop characterized by clean, weaving guitar lines, generous use of space, punchy horns, and crisp, round melodies. Save the horns, highlife is essentially the sound of Highlife.

Highlife's songs are expertly crafted and meticulously assembled. Shaw's a patient, careful technician, putting together songs that are quite obviously fussed over. And yet they aren't fussy: Shaw's vocal style may be reminiscent of another dandyish indie star, Destroyer's Dan Bejar, but his chiming, bright guitar lines and circular, surefooted rhythms puncture any potential air of pomposity that might otherwise surround his work. The whole effect sounds like Dirty Projectors, if their overriding goal were to entertain rather than impress you. (Words courtesy of Scott Plagenheof and Pitchfork)


APRIL 25TH

SUMMER CELEBRATION WITH A NIGHT OF REGGAE INSPIRED FOOD AND MUSIC

FEATURING

Top Shotta Band

The Frtners

The Far East

DJ Grace of Spades

Top Shotta is Brooklyn's all instrumental rockers reggae/dub outfit. Led by trumpeter/producer djMush1 (formerly of the Slackers, Murphy's Law, Fireproof, The Scorchers, & currently of Tunnel One Radio [WNYU 89.1fm NYC], Al Paragus HQ studios/When Dance Was Nice, and the Hungry March Band), the band features a 3-pc horn section (Mush1 [tpt], Kevin Birk [trombone], and Seth Paris [tenor sax, and also of No Small Money Brass Band). The band also features a full 4-man riddum section, featuring Patrick Meyer [drums], Steve Cappecci [bass], Ari Chersky [guitar], and Ice [keyboard], as well as two percussion players (Mike Torres and Charlie Ferguson). Top Shotta hits the listener with a wall of sound, featuring horn-laden rockers reggae wet with reverb, echo and DUB.

Top Shotta Band now also features the vocal stylings of the great foundation dancehall singer Peter Ranks (of Barry G's Wha Dat Sound, as well as Sons Junior and Terrorist Sound). Top Shotta brings new life to classic riddums with inventive soloing and heavy percussion, as well as the unique vocals of dancehall legend Peter Ranks.

With the spontaneity of a jazz outfit and featuring all danceable riddums, as well as one of Jamaica's greatest cultural dancehall singers, each Top Shotta performance is a unique and one-time only event.