from the Saturn newsgroup:
The Sun Ra Arkestra under the direction of Marshall Allen will appear as part of the Bang on a Can Marathon at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA on Sunday, September 12, 2010. This event is part of the 2010 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and is the first time that the Bang on a Can Marathon has arrived in Philadelphia.
The Bang on a Can format for this Philadelphia event runs from 2:00 pm to midnight including 10 hours of live performances from 17 different bands, somewhat tamer than their recent 27 hour Bang on a Can Marathon in New York City. The Sun Ra Arkestra under the direction of Marshall Allen are scheduled to perform during the 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm timeslot in the format that has multiple bands performing simultaneously on
different floors at the World Cafe Live.
The Bang on a Can Marathon includes music from experimental noise to free jazz and various hybrids in between. This edition focuses on local and native Philadelphia talent including Keepers of the Chaos (Jamaalandeen Tacuma & Calvin Weston), Normal Love, Uri Caine Trio, and of course the Sun Ra Arkestra. From outside of Philadelphia comes bands like Asphalt Orchestra (playing pieces by Mingus & Zappa), So Percussion, and the Bang on a Can All Stars, along with many others.
Full program details at