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NYC Giveaway: Corey Dargel & Craig Wedren’s Chamber Pop Music

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While the term chamber music is usually used to describe Mozart, Beethoven and our classical music icons, this genre has been creeping its way back into our modern musical lexicon under the guise of “chamber pop”. I used to think I knew every sub genre of indie music there was but I have to admit I’m a newbie when it comes to classical indie music.  Thanks to a new monthly music series at Galapagos Art Space called Archipelago, you too can experience new up and coming artists from this cross-genre chamber music scene.

Closing the last night of the series is Corey Dargel, who will be performing from his new double album, Removable Parts/13 Near Death Experiences. Already a critic’s darling, Dargel’s classical compositions infuse tightly orchestrated music with playful narrative lyrics and clear and sincere voice. The albums cover both tales of lovesick amputees and hypochondriacs with a pop flair. Joining Dargel on stage will be ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble) and pianist Kathleen Supové.

Also sharing the stage that evening will be Craig Wedren. Best known as the frontman of the avant-rock band Shudder to Think, he also scored one of my favorite movies of all time, Velvet Goldmine. Refresh your memory with some of his Bowie-esque ballads. Wedren will also be backed by a classical chamber group, ACME (American Contemporary Music Ensemble).

It sounds like one hell of a classy evening and if you haven’t checked out Galapago’s new digs in DUMBO you are missing out. Be sure to send an email to to be entered to win tickets to Friday evening’s event.  Your email will be added to our mailing list unless you explicitly say not to.  If you rather not take your chances, tickets can be bought directly here.

Craig Wedren with ACME
Corey Dagel with ICE
Galapagos Art Space
16 Main St
At Water St [DUMBO]

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Laura S - Spendthrift Scribe

Laura S - Spendthrift Scribe

Laura S, left the "sixth borough" three years ago to settle in Brooklyn. After working at some daily rags, she now does writing on the side but still eats more Ramen then necessary. When she's not moving residences every 6 months, eating her way through every neighborhood, and trying every microbrew known to man, she is unsuccessfully rediscovering home economics. With her binging days behind her, she's now exploring new projects and rediscovering the city that she loves (although is still prone to sliding on her knees during a Prince karaoke set).