Beyond the Streets has come to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, transforming two floors of 25 Kent Avenue into a vibrant exhibition showcasing graffiti, street art, paintings, sculpture, photography and more. Curated by graffiti expert Roger Gastman, the event opened on June 21st and is scheduled to run through August 25th, having so far featured lectures with Sacha Jenkins, Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels, LL Cool J, Mike D and Ad-Rock of Beastie Boys (who have their own special installation at BTS), Tatyana Fazlalizadeh and more.
On Friday, August 2nd, New York hardcore vets Judge paid a visit for a special set celebrating their iconic 1989 full-length album Bringin’ It Down. Vocalist Mike Ferraro, guitarists John Porcell and Charlie Garriga, bassist Matt Pincus, and drummer Sammy Siegler performed in a corner section (with an amazing view of Manhattan) on the top floor of the multi-floor exhibition, which was turned into a full-blown mini-venue with a stage, full PA, truss grid with gallery lights, bike rack barricade lining the perimeter, etc.
As part of their ongoing BIT 30th anniversary celebration, the gang dished out the LP in full playing “Take Me Away,” Give It Up,” “The Storm,” “Hear Me,” “Like You,” “Where It Went,” and more. As a special 3-song encore, the band offered up super old-school cuts “Fed Up,” “New York Crew,” and “Warriors.” The one-off event was ticketed and included entry to the entire exhibition, though a bunch of free tickets were also handed out to fans leading up to the event. A t-shirt commemorating the evening was also available for purchase.
Check out photos from Judge‘s set, plus the acoustic opening act, and tons of shots from our walkthrough the huge museum-like art gallery below.
Beyond the Streets exhibition:
A full video walkthrough from Migz Tatz: