The Roast of 2018: (Semi) Immersive Listening to EVERYTHING from this Year


I don't care about anyone not liking me, you bitches barely like yourselves.

- Cardi B

What better way to celebrate the end of the year than with a review of the best (and the worst) of what's happened musically in 2018. Composer/conductor Whitney George will put together a playlist that embodies the rollercoaster that was 2018 and we'll ask that age-old question: what will withstand the test of time? Are there any potential classics that were introduced this year? What are some trends for 2019? 

Join us for our most-entertaining Olio listening where we roast the popular music scene, figure out where in the world did that come from? and gorge ourselves on questionable music videos with dodgy narrative content.Towards the end of the evening, we'll open it up to the audience—what were you listening to this year? and Professor George will analyze it on the spot. 

We'll talk about our criteria for judging very academically and press forward with popular votes for our playlist for the evening. It's going to be our most interactive Immersive Listening Olio yet—transitioning straight into ::jazz hands::  dancing the night away and celebrating the close to 2018.




Location: Nowadays

56-06 Cooper Ave, Ridgewood, NY 11385

Trees, ping pong, checkers, grass to lie in, fresh air, and the occasional passing freight train.




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