Join us at TurnPark on Saturday, July 30th for a one of a kind live performance with Taraka followed by a specially curated DJ set by Taraka and Mishmash.....Not to be missed!
8-9PM outdoor performance at the amphitheater
9-10PM DJ party w/ Taraka and Mishmash
Founded in 2017, TurnPark Art Space is a sculpture park, gallery and cultural hub located at 2 Moscow Rd in West Stockbridge, MA. Spread over 16 acres of a former quarry, the diverse and stunning landscape incorporates hills, meadows and a dramatic 65 ft. cliff with breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. The grounds feature a site-specific designed landscape, an outdoor sculpture collection, two galleries, a marble amphitheater and a gift shop, as well as ongoing exhibitions, programming and designated children’s areas.
Since the breakup of the legendary underground cult duo Prince Rama, former frontwoman Taraka (pronounced like maraca) has thrown herself headlong into the dark existential world of her “inner teenager," merging bastard elements of outsider-psych, post-edenic grunge, kaleidoscopic punk and post-adolescent angst to create her debut solo album.
A departure from Prince Rama’s sparkly dance-pop sound, WELCOME TO PARADISE LOST is a primal, electrifying, dirty and unapologetically life-affirming celebration of ennui and disillusion. Taraka's disheveled anthems fuse a combination of lo-fi opulence with ecstatic punk ritual, like the vivid visions of the disturbed daughter of Kate Bush and Johnny Rotten who drank ayahuasca at the gates of Warped Tour ’02.
With its ever-expanding underground following beginning in 2015, Mishmash is an experimental, free-form radio show created by Michelle Kaplan that hosts a wide range of eclectic music, unheard-of anomalies, happy accidents, interviews, live performances, synchronicities, weird happenings and other shenanigans. Known for fearlessly diving into the dark recesses of the internet, the regional library catalogue, and her neighbors’ musty old basements, Michelle is an avid explorer and collector of music and recorded oddities of all kinds and is compelled to share her findings with any who will listen.
You can tune in to her live broadcast every Thursday night from 7-9PM on WBCR-LP, 97.7 FM - Berkshire Community Radio or stream it live worldwide at berkshireradio.org!