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NYC 1993: Potty Mouth + Aye Nako

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Courtesy the band. Photo: Morgan Harris

Organized in conjunction with the exhibition “NYC 1993,” this program presents two bands that take inspiration from the bands and discussions of the 1990s, while demonstrating the continued importance and complexity of these ideas.

Potty Mouth play a breathless, wearied strain of punk that explores identity, politics, and friendship with a distinct and charming viciousness. Based in Northampton, Massachusetts, the band infuses the relentless energy of the Buzzcocks or the Frumpies with a dejection that sounds entirely of the present day.

Aye Nako are a tightly wound, relentlessly melodic punk band from Brooklyn. Their songs swing and skip with the brightness of mid-July, but their hooks are tangled in a profound act of resistance. As revealed by The Untitled Mag, “punk has always been billed as an outsider art, but it has always been far more reflective of the privileged than the marginalized. Aye Nako are outsider art made by outsiders.”

This is an all-ages program.

Read an interview with Potty Mouth on the New Museum’s Tumblr.

Sponsors

Support for the exhibition is provided by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation.

Additional funding is provided by Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, the Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte, and the Robert Mapplethorpe Photography Fund.

The accompanying exhibition publication is made possible by the J. McSweeney and G. Mills Publications Fund at the New Museum.

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