Molitz’s Agents of Mayhem
Particle keyboardist Steve Molitz has assembled a special band to pay tribute to Abbie Hoffman at the traveling Spiegelworld on August 24. While the venue is stationed at New Yorks South Street Seaport, Molitz will celebrate the anniversary of Hoffman’s famed 1967 crashing of the New York Stock with a group he is calling the Agents of Mayhem. The all-star ensemble also features the Disco Biscuits Jon Gutwillig, DJ Logic and Michael Travis and Jason Hann of the String Cheese Incident, among other special guests. According to Molitz, the evening promises a late night of live improvised dance music, performance art, mischief and mayhem, as well as opening sets by DJ Logic and the String Cheese offshoot EOTO.
Agents of Mayhems Spiegelworld debut one of 50-odd shows scheduled to take place while the venue is docked in New York from August 6 – November 2. For its third, expanded season, Spiegelworld will feature not one but two performance tents: The Salon Perdu, the companys vintage spiegeltent, and The Deluxe, marking the first time U.S. fans have seen two Belgian traveling venues side by side. Spiegelworld will also boast a version of the Bonnaroo staple the Silent Disco known as the Headphone Disco. Other shows of note include Dresden Dolls visionary Amanda Palmer (8/11), the Yard Dogs Road Show (9/21-22), The Benevento-Russo Duo and Travis Sullivans Bjorkestra (9/23), The Dodos (9/29), Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra (10/5), Tim Fite & Mike Relm (10/7), Nellie McKay (10/14) and The Felice Brothers (11/2).