Basilica SoundScape Presents…Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Irreversible Entanglements, & More

Call it either a condensed version of our expansive Fall music festival or an expanded Saturday-evening concert, either way we are proud to present an entire day’s worth of epic live sets, work by legends-in-the-making, late night partying, and other cerebral pleasures in our uniquely adventurous spirit – the first event at Basilica that’s anything like SoundScape since 2019!

Advance Tickets: $50 // Day-of $60

18+ (under 18 okay with guardian)

5pm: Doors / Hang / Books + Records + Art / Super Mega Happy Hour / Dinner + Snacks

West Wing Bar featuring a soundtrack selected by Hanif Abdurraqib and North Hall featuring “Are You Guys Steam Punk?” “No, We’re Just Steam” – an activation by John Doe Records 

8pm: Main Hall sets + readings begin

with Zannie, Irreversible Entanglements, and Godspeed You! Black Emperor

readings by Shanekia McIntosh & Hanif Abdurraqib

midnight: Audiofemme Afterparty in the West Wing Bar

Performing live…

making a triumphant return to Hudson, NY…


perhaps the most revered and steadfastly principled post-rock band of all time whose expansive, heavy records and marathon, multi-sensory live performances continue to provide an anthemic remedy to the nausea, nihilism, and unease of late stage capitalism

Also featuring a special set from…


the liberation-oriented free jazz collective, a group of fearsome, fearless improvisers that honors the ancestors of the form while pushing ride cymbals, upright bass, horns, and poetry into dizzying, disorienting, righteous splendor. This show serves, also, as a celebration of their grand debut on legendary jazz record label Impulse! – Protect Your Light, recorded in the same room that captured Coltrane’s A Love Supreme, releases worldwide September 8th.

Writers in the Rafters returns with spoken word performances by…


who, across many awarded and beloved pieces, poems, and books, has listened to music more sensitively and more intuitively than just about anyone else. A proud son of Central Ohio, he wields an uncanny, astute ability to verbally place recorded music (and anything else he chooses to write about) both within the wider cultural moment and amid the subjective stream of his own biography. Abdurraqib will read a selection of works between live music sets and will also provide a mixtape soundtrack for the sunset hang.


A true interdisciplinary writer and artist with a fiery presence on the page and an electrifying manner in performance, McIntosh holds an important voice in the Hudson Valley. Her powerful, economical work can often be seen on various marquees, billboards, and building exteriors in Basilica’s surrounding environs. We are delighted to feature her once again at SoundScape.

Beginning the live music for the evening…

an opening invocation by


A shapeshifting and totally captivating musician local to the Hudson Valley who produces their work “mitotically” – as well as an artist signed to Kill Rock Stars, one of the great punk labels – Zannie will call us to attention in a special, 24 HOUR DRONE style set

(they also have one of the greatest Instagram handles of all time)

Culminating the event…

a midnight afterparty in the West Wing Bar hosted by…


An important organization working to uplift the voices of female and non-binary music writers and musicians through intersectional journalism and practice-altering grant opportunities.

featuring DJ Alima Lee, a transdisciplinary artist and host of the excellent radio show Rave Reparations on NTS

Also presenting a handful of other delights, hangs, artists, and vendors…

Art by


One of the original architects of the Motor City’s first American punk scene, the New Gallery presents a selection of bold paintings, brash artifacts, and other ephemera from the historic body of work by Detroit femme fatale icon Niagara Detroit. The show will be on view in Basilica’s Gallery building throughout the gig – plus, expect an appearance by Niagara herself!

“Are You Guys Steam Punk?”

“No, We’re Just Steam”

A North Hall activation / takeover by…


Part really good used records-and-more store and part mystical, cosmic junk shop, John Doe Records has been the askew, beating heart of Warren Street for well over two decades. They’ll recreate the digger’s splendor of the shop in our North Hall in a conceptual pop-up-as-noise-show performance (but you’ll still be able to buy bootleg tapes and rare LPs).


One of the most daring and consistently excellent boutique labels to ever give it a go returns to SoundScape with a plethora of rare wares, sick merch, and crucial grips


From fine and antiquarian to cheap and utilitarian, SoundScape’s only go-to used book vendors offer a deep selection of printed material straight from the streets of NYC to Basilica’s West Wing Bar


By now a total mainstay of most events happening at Basilica, the swashbuckling chefs of Philmont’s Local 111 sling an always-satisfying menu of grub from our semi-outdoor kitchen

Plus – expect a SUPER MEGA HAPPY HOUR from 5-8pm

(that’s right – – – DRINK SPECIALS!)

Curated by Brandon Stosuy and Melissa Auf der Maur

Presented with additional support from The Creative Independent