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POPSPOLITATION is a night celebrating dirty, dirty pop in its many incarnations, from the ley lines connecting Madonna, Britney and Xtina to one Backstreet Boy's move to bringing SexyBack to the eventual world conquering ATL sound to the chaos magic of Lady Gaga. Original mash-ups, new stuff, rare stuff, old stuff, and that Icona Pop song all merge together for a night of entirely unique DJ and live viz performances by Palm Freetz, the Brooklyn-based art+music+event duo of Russ Marshalek (aka a place both wonderful and strange) and Deanna Paquette (aka hugs4drake). Between the two of them, they've produced Brooklyn's legendary Robyn-themed dance parties, keynoted the Typo Conference Berlin, and have an encyclopedic and infamous mental and emotional pop music dictionary.
Though England is his place of birth, the songs Bobby Long writes are redolent with pieces of Americana. Perhaps that’s because he now lives in New York City, a place he feels more at home than he did while living in his native country. In 2009, Long made the move to the States after emerging from London’s open-mic night scene with a reputation for creating memorable songs inhabited by hauntingly poetic lyrics. A student of songcraft, Long’s reverence for American music runs deep, with influences ranging from country greats like Hank Williams and Ernest Tubb to folk singers Woody Guthrie and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, and modern day luminaries like Jeff Buckley and Elliott Smith.
With two full-length CDs to his credit, the critically acclaimed A WINTER TALE (2011) and the more rock-oriented WISHBONE (2013), he looks to revisit his acoustic roots with his third album that he plans to record later this year.