The Necks 30th Anniversary

A Special Evening With The Necks

Join ISSUE for an intimate benefit performance with The Necks on Wednesday, February 22nd over cocktails, and hors d'oeuvres from Rucola. Following the performance, the group appears in a Q&A conversation moderated by former ISSUE Artist-In-Residence and acclaimed experimental trumpeter Nate Wooley. Celebrating The Necks 30th anniversary, the evening supports rare appearances by international artists at ISSUE during 2017. A limited quantity of reserved seating tickets are now on sale through Friday, February 17th. 

The evening precedes three special performances celebrating the group's stunning experimental tenure. A cult phenomenon of cathartic, sonic possibility -- The Necks have been praised by the LA Times as “among the world’s greatest forces in music,” developing their distinct and enthralling sound over three decades.

For more information or to make a contribution to ISSUE’s campaign to support rare appearances by international artists contact Patrick Grenier, Development Director at (718) 330-0313 x5 or

6:30 Cocktails
7:30 Performance & Conversation

Reserved Seating $330*

Includes 1 ticket, a Gift Bag and a Complimentary ticket to a performance on either February 23rd, 24th or 25th.

VIP Seating $1,030*

Includes 1 ticket, a Premium Gift Bag, a Series Pass and reserved seating to all performances on February 23rd, 24th and 25th, and a meal with members of The Necks.

*Please note that $250 of the $330 benefit ticket or $750 of the $1,030 benefit ticket is tax deductible.

The Necks’ hypnotic improvisations unfurl through Chris Abrahams’ piano drones, Tony Buck’s ripples of percussion, Lloyd Swanton’s visceral grooves -- together forming their signature “waves of empyrean feedback.” One of the great cult bands of Australia, Chris Abrahams (piano), Tony Buck (drums), and Lloyd Swanton (bass) conjure a chemistry together that defies description in orthodox terms. Featuring lengthy pieces which slowly unravel in the most mesmerizing fashion, frequently underpinned by an insistent deep groove, the eighteen albums by The Necks stand up to re-listening time and time again. The deceptive simplicity of their music throws forth new charms on each hearing.

ISSUE Project Room acknowledges generous support from the Robert D. Bielecki Foundation and NV/design.architecture.

Additional in-kind support for The Necks 30th Anniversary Performances is provided by Nu Hotel and Heirloom.

Hors d'oeuvres provided by Rucola. Evans & Tate wines generously provided by McWilliam's Family Winemakers.

Yamaha CFX concert grand piano provided by Yamaha Artist Services, New York.