Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Free Concert: Gordon Voidwell, Lincoln Center, 1/20

c/o LincolnCenter.org:
Gordon Voidwell
Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 8:30

Target Free Thursdays
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

Gordon Voidwell is the alter ego of a Bronx-born chorister-turned-rap geek, Will Johnson. A multi-instrumentalist, a trained vocalist, and a published fashion writer, Gordon’s music is subversive pop and funk, following in line with Tom Tom Club, Madonna, Prince, David Bowie, and George Clinton. He uses analog synthesizers and chunky drum machines as the backdrop for silky, reverb-drenched vocals reminiscent of Cameo, New Edition and other championed 1980s R&B crooners.

Blending old sounds with updated lexicon, Voidwell creates a sonic collage—one that is at once oh-so-familiar and strange. This is the point: to embrace the immense void that exists between seemingly opposite ideas of past and future, hip and dorky, pop and indie, etc. That void is the well from which Gordon drinks and he invites you to do the same.

“Gordon offers up his uniquely electro-fantastic, at times hip-hop-esque, at times more yacht-rockin space-age dopeness.”


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