The MoMA Nights music series kicks off next week

Head to the venerable institution for an eclectic lineup featuring Mikal Cronin, Ducktails and other cool artists.



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Mikal Cronin

Mikal Cronin Photograph: Denee Petracek

Enjoying bands within the high-culture confines of a famous museum is pretty amazing. And you’ll be able to do just that at this year’s MoMA Nights series, which happens each Thursday from July 4 to August 29. The nine-week venture is split into two sections: The first highlights modern indie-rock-leaning acts like garage-pop mastermind Mikal Cronin (July 18), chilled-out Real Estate side project Ducktails (July 25) and rising locals Ex Cops (July 4). The second spotlights artists—accordionist Pauline Oliveros (Aug 1) and composer Tristan Perich (Aug 15), among others—that complement the exhibitions “Soundings: A Contemporary Score” and “American Modern: Hopper to O’Keeffe.”

For shows in MoMA's Sculpture Garden, doors open at 5:30pm, with performances beginning an hour later. Museum admission fees ($25, seniors $18, students $14) apply.

Here’s the full schedule:

July 4: Ex Cops
July 11: TEEN
July 18: Mikal Cronin
July 25: Ducktails
Aug 1: Pauline Oliveros
Aug 8: Camille Norment and Stephen Vitiello
Aug 15: Tristan Perich and the Meehan/Perkins Duo
Aug 22: Adam Brisbin
Aug 29: Jerron Paxton

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