Red Bull Music Academy New York Announces Lineup ft. FKA twigs, George Clinton, A$AP Rocky & More

Paula Harrowing
FKA twigs presents: Congregata in London.

They say third time's a charm, but Red Bull Music Academy Festival has led a charmed lineup for the past three years it has descended upon New York City for the month of May. Last year's second iteration saw such events as a block party to celebrate pioneering DJ Larry Levan, a lecture with the reclusive D'Angelo, and a celebration of mysterious African musician William Onyeabor's music.

This year promises similarly innovative events at venues across the city, including a live performance from eccentric micro-electro-pop collective PC Music and the return of New York DJ Venus X's renowned GHE20GHOT1K party -- which she actually shut down in the spring of last year, pointing a finger at Rihanna for cribbing her style and taking credit for her brand.

Doubtless even Rihanna will deign to check out some of these amazing-sounding events (if not the talk with A$AP Rocky, then definitely Raw Sound Transgression).  Check out the full lineup below and head on over to Red Bull Music Academy's official website for more information and to buy tickets. 

Red Bull Music Academy 2015 Lineup and Dates
May 1 -- Electronic Africa with Nozinja, Islam Chipsy and EEK, Titica, DJ Spoko , Chief Boima, Dubbel Dutch @ Villain

May 2 -- GHE20G0TH1K with Sissy Nobby, Venus X, Total Freedom, MikeQ, Ma N guzu, Divoli S ' vere @ Brooklyn Bazaar

May 3 -- 100 Disciplines: A Composition for 20 Performers by Kid Millions  Niños Du Brasil @ Beaux-Arts Court at Brooklyn Museum

May 6 -- A Conversation with La Monte Young @ Red Bull Studios New York

May 7 -- A Conversation with A$AP Rocky (Location TBA)

May 8 -- PC Music & SOPHIE: Pop Cube @ BRIC House

May 9 -- Que Bajo?!: Barrioteca Tropical with DJ Playero, DJ Laz, Erick Rincon, Happy Colors, Pablitomix, Notch, Uproot Andy, Geko Jones, and more @ Verboten

May 10 -- Yardcore: Brooklyn Bashment with King Jammy, Assassin, Spice, Lisa Hype, Tifa, Kr anium, Ricky Blaze, Mixpak Sound, Federation Sound

May 12 -- A Conversation with George Clinton @ Brooklyn Museum

May 13 -- Nothing Changes: Raw Sound Transgression with Merzbow, Genesis P-Orridge & Aaron Dilloway (Wolf Eyes), Prurient, Pharmakon, Ron Morelli, Marshstepper, Uniform, and more @ Output

May 14 -- Studio Talk: Beatmaker Roundtable, presented with Native Instruments @ Red Bull Studios New York

May 15 -- Tri Angle Records 5th Anniversary with The Haxan Cloak, Evian Christ, Holy Other, Vessel, Forest Swords, Bothhodyd, mssingo, Lotic, Rabit, Hanz and special guests @ 23 Wall Street

May 16 -- Brooklyn Flea Record Fair with Eamon Harkin (Mister Saturday Night), Justin Miller (Have A Killer Time), Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, Matt Werth (RVNG), and more @ Smorgasburg

May 16 -- Storm Rave with Frankie Bones, Adam X, Heather Heart, Lenny Dee, Rob Gee

May 17 & May 18 -- FKA twigs presents Congregata @ Brooklyn Hangar

May 27 -- Studio Talk: Revolutions On Air, New York City Radio 1980-1984 @ Red Bull Studios New York 

May 29 & May 30 -- Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell with Dev Hynes, Cults, Phosphorescent, Thao Nguyen, Richard Reed Parry, Sam Amidon, Rubblebucket, and more @ Brooklyn Academy of Music

May 30 -- Sleeping Bag Records: Go Bang with Kurtis Mantronik, Nicky Siano, Morgan Geist, and more @ Good Room


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