A special Nico tribute concert has been announced. It’s set to feature performances from U.S. Girls, Julie Byrne, Marissa Nadler, Lizzi Bougatsos (of Gang Gang Dance and IUD), L’Rain, and Tammy Faye Starlite. See the poster below. The event takes place on August 2 at New York‘s Le Poisson Rouge, and is meant to celebrate the release of the forthcoming biopic, Nico, 1988. That film follows the singer’s final months, and was directed by Susanna Nicchiarelli. It debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year, and opens in New York on August 1 and in Los Angeles on August 3.
Read Pitchfork’s Sunday Review of Nico’s Chelsea Girl.