Legendary Japanese iconcolast BOREDOMS, a visionary band who has spent over twenty years pushing itself toward new frontiers, will stage the most extraordinary concert of their career on July 7, 2007. A once-in-a-lifetime performance featuring 77 drummers, and meant to be performed just once (on 7/7/07), BOREDOMS will create 77BOADRUM as a free show in the Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park section of Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Located directly on the East River and majestically framed by the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, the Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park section of Brooklyn Bridge Park provides an arresting stage for this audacious performance. The free show will begin at 4 p.m. and will feature performances by First Nation and Soft Circle and DJ sets from Gang Gang Dance before the 77-minute 77BOADRUM commences. Guests must RSVP on

A volunteer army of 74 of the best players in New York City's avant/experimental underground were selected by the event's music director Hisham Bharoocha, including members of Gang Gang Dance, No-Neck Blues Band, Sunburned Hand Of The Man, Excepter, Sightings, Oneida, and more. They will join BOREDOMS drummers YOSHIMI, YOJIRO and SENJU, alongside 77BOADRUM mastermind EYE on electronics, effects, and vocals. A live sculpture built of musicians, BOREDOMS stand at the center as 77 drummers on full 5-piece, 3-cymbal drum kits snake around them in spirals, like the coils of a boa constrictor.

The number 7 resonates on many levels to BOREDOMS. The Japanese people descended from the Amur, a primitive people living on the Amur River in Russia, to the North of Japan. The Amur were followers of Amaterasu, the sun god. The Amur River snaked down from North Russia to what's now known as the Sea of Japan, delivering the Japanese people to Japan, who celebrate a cosmic connection with all that's north, or above, the world. 77BOADRUM helps reconstruct the river into a river stars in the heavens. On July 7 all of Japan celebrates Star Day. "7 is the number when we try to express sun as sound," says Yamatsuka Eye. "When I look at the sun, I see number 7."

[Published on: 6/28/07]

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cheesehead05 starstarstarstarstar Thu 6/28/2007 09:45AM
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Rediculous...who wants to pick me up on their way to NYC???

mrkrinkle6884 starstarstarstarstar Thu 6/28/2007 01:42PM
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You have got to be kidding me.... this sounds rediculously good.........god I love noise-rock and avant-garde they are only missing John Zorn and Mike Patton now that is a combo

nuke_ticketbastard starstarstarstarstar Thu 6/28/2007 02:42PM
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damn - now THAT'S a drum circle!!!

lovemusicfood starstarstarstarstar Thu 6/28/2007 11:25PM
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Now this is jamming. A friend of mine saw The Boredoms when they were in Philly a little while ago. He said they played 2 45 minute "songs". Sounds pretty cool!