Warm Up 2015

MoMA PS1 courtyard
Saturdays, June 27–September 5, 2015
3–9 PM; doors open at Noon
Tickets $18 in advance, $20 day-of
Warm Up admission is mandatory for entry into MoMA PS1 on Warm Up Saturdays

MoMA PS1 presents Warm Up 2015, beginning June 27 and taking place every Saturday this summer through September 5. A New York summer staple now in its 18th year, MoMA PS1’s highly anticipated Warm Up outdoor music series continues its tradition of introducing audiences to the best in experimental live music, sound, and DJs—both local and international—across a range of genres. Warm Up supports both established and emerging artists by creating a platform that allows for experimentation and providing a space for collaboration, new material, and side projects.

Warm Up is held in MoMA PS1’s courtyard, which this year will feature an installation by New York/Madrid architecture firm Andrés Jaque, Office for Political Innovation, COSMO, the winning design of the 16th annual Young Architects Program (YAP). M. Wells Dinette will be open for cocktails and will be serving grab-and-go summer fare in the courtyard for Warm Up Saturdays.

The series is programmed by a curatorial committee selected by the museum to represent a wide spectrum of expertise and experience in music, sound, and the performing arts, resulting in a unique lineup of artists that explore, interpret, and combine genres. Performers are selected by Klaus Biesenbach, Director, MoMA PS1, and Chief Curator at Large, The Museum of Modern Art; and organized by Margaret Knowles, Curatorial Assistant and Warm Up Producer, MoMA PS1. The Warm Up 2015 curatorial committee includes Dean Bein, Head of True Panther Sounds; Jonathan Galkin, Co-Founder of DFA Records; Eliza Ryan; Brandon Stosuy, Managing Editor of Pitchfork; Imogene Strauss, of Cool Managers; Matt Werth, Label Head of RVNG Intl.

Warm Up will feature rotating stage environments by young, emerging design talent —including 69, Chen Chen & Kai Williams, Fort Makers, Fort Standard, The Principals, and Sit and Read—organized by Jocelyn Miller, Curatorial Associate, MoMA PS1 with Cecelia Thornton-Alson, Warm Up Stage Design Producer, MoMA PS1.

Special thanks to the Ace Hotel New York.


June 27
Pachanga Boys / Kompakt + Hippie Dance / Berlin, Germany + Mexico City, Mexico
Eclair Fifi / LuckyMe / Edinburgh, UK
Samantha Urbani (Live) / New York, NY + Los Angeles, CA
Amnesia Scanner (Live) / Amnesia Scanner / Amnesia Scanner
The Black Madonna / Smart Bar + Argot / Chicago, IL

July 4
Nicky Siano / The Gallery - Music that created Disco / New York, NY
Virgo Four (Merwyn Sanders Live) / Rush Hour + Trax / Chicago, IL
Cut Copy DJs / Cutter Records / Melbourne, Australia
Galcher Lustwerk b2b DJ Richard / White Material / New York, NY + Berlin, Germany
Bobbito Garcia a.k.a. Kool Bob Love / Álata Records / New York, NY

July 11
Bok Bok / Night Slugs / London, UK
Corbin (FKA Spooky Black) & Bobby Raps (Live) / St. Paul, MN
Blaqstarr / Mad Decent / Baltimore, MD
Despot (Live) / Queens, NY
Helix / Night Slugs / Miami, FL
Sheen / Night Slugs / London, UK

July 18
Boys Noize / BNR / Berlin, Germany
Busy P b2b Boston Bun / Ed Banger Records / Paris, France
A.G. Cook / PC Music / London, UK
Danny L Harle / PC Music / London, UK
Lafawndah (Live) / New York, NY
Lotic / Tri Angle Records + Janus / Berlin, Germany

July 25
​Baauer / LuckyMe / Brooklyn, NY
Skepta (Live) / Boy Better Know / London, UK
DJ Slimzee / Slimzos Recordings / London, UK
Tory Lanez (Live) / Toronto, Canada
Sicko Mobb (Live) / Polo Grounds + RCA Records / Chicago, IL
Dark0 / Lost Codes + Rinse / London, UK
Joey LaBeija / House of LaBeija / New York, NY

August 1
Tiga / Turbo Recordings / Montreal, Canada
Bob Moses (Live) / Domino / Brooklyn, NY
Gavin Russom (Live) / Ecstatic + DFA Records / New York, NY
Via App / 1080p / New York, NY
Frank & Tony / Scissor & Thread / Brooklyn, NY

August 8
Moritz von Oswald / Basic Channel + Maurizio / Berlin, Germany
Atom™ (Live) / Raster Noton + The Bunker New York / Santiago, Chile
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (DJ set) / Nice Age / London, UK
Jlin / Planet Mu / Gary, IN
Dorian Concept / Ninja Tune / Vienna, Austria
Rabit / Tri Angle Records / Houston, TX

August 15
Nick Hook / Ninja Tune / New York, NY
Veronica Vasicka / Minimal Wave / New York, NY
Vessel (Live) / Tri Angle / Bristol, UK
Ninos Du Brasil (Live) / Hospital Productions + DFA Records / Vittorio Veneto, Italy
Cut Hands (Live) / Blackest Ever Black / Edinburgh, UK
French Fries b2b Bambounou / ClekClekBoom + 50 Weapons / Paris, France

August 22
Andrés (DJ set) / La Vida + Mahogani Music / Detroit, MI
Kyle Hall / Wild Oats / Detroit, MI
Pender Street Steppers / Mood Hut / BC, Canada
Hashman Deejay / Mood Hut / BC, Canada
Laraaji (Live) / All Saints + Warp Records / Harlem, NY

August 29
​Matias Aguayo (DJ set) / Cómeme / Santiago, Chile
Kingdom / Fade to Mind / Los Angeles, CA
D∆WN (Live) / Our Dawn Entertainment / New Orleans, LA
DJ Windows 98 / Montreal, Canada
Murlo / Mixpak / London, UK

September 5 
Derrick May / Transmat / Detroit, MI
Vince Staples / Blacksmith + ARTium + DefJam / Long Beach, CA
Clark / Warp / London, UK
Dan Bodan / DFA Records / Berlin, Germany feat. Draveng / Allergy Season / Berlin, Germany
Sporting Life / R&S Records + Letter Racer / New York, NY

Children ages 6 and older must have a ticket for entrance.
Become a MoMA PS1 Plus Member and enjoy discounted Warm Up tickets and other benefits.
Long Island City Residents with proof of residency in ZIP codes 11101–11109 receive one free ticket on a first-come, first-served basis, pending availability. Please note that a limited number of tickets are set aside for Long Island City Residents per Warm Up. Guests of LIC residents must purchase tickets.

Lineup is subject to change.
As Warm Up is a special event, MoMA PS1's regular admission policy does not apply. Limited galleries are on view during Warm Up. All galleries close at 6:00pm. Warm Up is an outdoor event and takes place rain or shine.
There are no Group Visits or Tours on Warm Up Saturdays.
The following categories do not receive free admission to Warm Up: MoMA members, MoMA Corporate Members, MoMA Corporate Student Members, MoMA admission ticket holders, MoMA Annual Pass holders, staff of other museums, and members of the press who have not been authorized in advance.
Entry and re-entry are not permitted after 8:40 PM.
Outside food and alcohol are not permitted.
M. Wells Dinette is open for cocktails and grab-and-go food items from Noon–9 PM during Warm Up Saturdays. Event admission is required for entry.
Mandatory bag check occurs upon entry. MoMA PS1 reserves the right to decide what can be brought onto the premises.


For downloadable high-resolution images, register at MoMA.org/press

Refer to the VISIT page for directions to MoMA PS1.