Early June is going to see Australia turn to the stars as N.A.S.A. land down in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Perth for their Spirit of Apollo Tour. After the dust settled on the launch of Spirit of Apollo, N.A.S.A. have emerged with a live show as hard hitting and diverse as their album.
Taking to the stage in their orange NASA space suits with duelling decks and massive visuals supplied by the likes of Shepard Fairey and Marcel Dzama. Their blazing live show fuses genres and influences as wildly as their album.
The LA based duo turned a lot of heads in 2008 when they released an album featuring over 41 guest appearance with a role call that read like a who’s who of music including Kanye West, David Byrne, Lykke Li, Santogold, Karen O, MIA, Chuck D, Tom Waits, Ghostface Killah, Gift of Gab, Z-Trip, Method Man, RZA, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Kool Keith, Amanda Blank, George Clinton, Spank Rock, Nick Zinner, John Frusciante, Del tha Funkee Homosapien, Qbert, The Cool Kids, and DJ AM. Behind the moniker N.A.S.A., North America/South America, are Sam Spiegel and Ze Gonzales. Spiegel AKA Squeak E. Clean is a New York born artist/producer and brother of director Spike Jonze . His South American counterpart Gonzales, DJ Zegon, is a former pro skater from Brazil.
N.A.S.A. blend indie, hip hop, funk and rock. The fact that these two relative unknowns can bring together such high calibre artists is testament to their mission – an artistic effort to bring cross-cultural and cross-generational artists, sounds and images together for something utterly new.
N.A.S.A. – Spirit of Apollo Australian Tour Dates.
Thursday 4th SYDNEY. Oxford Arts Factory. 38-46 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst.
Friday 5th MELBOURNE. The Esplanade Hotel. 11 The Esplanade, St. Kilda. S
aturday 6th PERTH. Shape Nightclub. 237 Hay Street, East Perth.
Sunday 7th CANBERRA. Winter Warehouse Festival.