Shoreditch, London
It’s been almost four decades since NASA launched their twin Voyager probes — now the farthest manmade objects from Earth, at roughly 12 billion miles from our humble home. The vessels are famously home to a pair of Golden Records — one-sided LPs compiled with the help of Carl Sagan and others as audio time capsules of the human experience — each tossed like beautiful bottled messages into the black sea of space. 
Both probes are also home to instruments that transmit electromagnetic signals back to Earth — recording the unique “sounds” emitted from the celestial bodies they pass on their way through the void. Portland’s Lefse Records have tapped the well of NASA’s recordings, and invited folks like Spiritualized, Beach House and The Antlers to incorporate the otherworldly sounds into a set of new recordings. 
On April 15 at 7:30pm, our friends at creative science collective SUPER/COLLIDER present a listening party for THE SPACE PROJECT— the 7” box set coming out on Record Store Day that compiles the cosmic results. The listening party is preceded by a roundtable with The Quietus' Luke Turner, space scientist Professor Andrew Coates, astronomer Dr. Radmila Topolovic and astrostatistician Dr. Daniel Mortlock, discussing the Voyager missions and the lasting effects they've had on our relationship with the stars.

Shoreditch, London

It’s been almost four decades since NASA launched their twin Voyager probes — now the farthest manmade objects from Earth, at roughly 12 billion miles from our humble home. The vessels are famously home to a pair of Golden Records — one-sided LPs compiled with the help of Carl Sagan and others as audio time capsules of the human experience — each tossed like beautiful bottled messages into the black sea of space. 

Both probes are also home to instruments that transmit electromagnetic signals back to Earth — recording the unique “sounds” emitted from the celestial bodies they pass on their way through the void. Portland’s Lefse Records have tapped the well of NASA’s recordings, and invited folks like Spiritualized, Beach House and The Antlers to incorporate the otherworldly sounds into a set of new recordings. 

On April 15 at 7:30pm, our friends at creative science collective SUPER/COLLIDER present a listening party for THE SPACE PROJECT— the 7” box set coming out on Record Store Day that compiles the cosmic results. The listening party is preceded by a roundtable with The Quietus' Luke Turner, space scientist Professor Andrew Coates, astronomer Dr. Radmila Topolovic and astrostatistician Dr. Daniel Mortlock, discussing the Voyager missions and the lasting effects they've had on our relationship with the stars.


New York City

Man Forever is Kid Millions is John Colpitts — a founding member of Oneida, touring member of Spiritualized and one of the most omnipresent percussive forces in NYC. Under the Man Forever handle, Kid crafts intricate walls of pure percussion — long, rhythmic explorations that swell and pulse in a well-crafted cacophony. 

Man Forever’s new record Ryonen — recorded with contemporary classical ensemble So Percussion — drops today on Thrill Jockey, and he’s passed along this video to give us a brief glimpse into some of his more, well, challenging explorations. We’ll be celebrating the new record every Tuesday this month, with Man Forever-related friends and family spinning records in the lobby at Ace Hotel New York.

Our friends at Ad Hoc stopped by a couple weeks ago, sitting down to discuss the new record with Kid Millions and So Percussion — you can take a look at the interview over at their site

Man Forever dominates the eastern half of these United States from now through the end of June.


United Artists Theatre, Downtown Los Angeles
Truly a memorable night.
Photo by @superstar_gorg.

United Artists Theatre, Downtown Los Angeles

Truly a memorable night.

Photo by @superstar_gorg.


Right now it’s quiet. The only sound an atmospheric hum of anticipation, the final parts coming together as preparation comes to a close and Spiritualized takes the stage to officially reopen this historic theatre. 
Photo by Spencer Lowell.

Right now it’s quiet. The only sound an atmospheric hum of anticipation, the final parts coming together as preparation comes to a close and Spiritualized takes the stage to officially reopen this historic theatre. 

Photo by Spencer Lowell.


Downtown Los Angeles, California
The Theatre at Ace Dtla will be embarking on its maiden voyage February 14 with Spiritualized at the helm — performing their landmark album Ladies and Gentlemen We are Floating in Space live with full orchestra and gospel choir.
If you missed out on the band’s sold out two-night stand, you might still be in luck: nonprofit Los Angeles Conservancy — devoted to preserving the great historic places of Los Angeles — is giving away a pair of tickets to the show on February 14, along with a room at Ace, for a flawless Valentine’s Day, Los Angeles style.
For more information: www.laconservancy.org/ace.

Downtown Los Angeles, California

The Theatre at Ace Dtla will be embarking on its maiden voyage February 14 with Spiritualized at the helm — performing their landmark album Ladies and Gentlemen We are Floating in Space live with full orchestra and gospel choir.

If you missed out on the band’s sold out two-night stand, you might still be in luck: nonprofit Los Angeles Conservancy — devoted to preserving the great historic places of Los Angeles — is giving away a pair of tickets to the show on February 14, along with a room at Ace, for a flawless Valentine’s Day, Los Angeles style.

For more information: www.laconservancy.org/ace.


We’re happy to say that The Theatre at Ace Hotel, formerly the historic United Artists Theatre, opens soon. We’ve been lovingly and meticulously restoring the place, and on Valentine’s Day we’ll be swinging the doors open with a performance of arguably the greatest break-up album of all time: Spiritualized’s Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space.
It’s a landmark moment for all involved. The group revisits the iconic album in all of its gospel splendor with a 30-piece orchestra and choir, performing the show for the first time since 2010’s now-legendary revival at Radio City Music Hall — and for the first time ever on the West Coast. We couldn’t think of a more fitting way to welcome the world to our new home. 
The Theatre opens in the historic Broadway Theatre District next door to Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles, opening January 6 with a handful of rooms available to book now.
Pre-sale tickets for Spiritualized will be available to Ace’s A-List subscribers this Wednesday, December 18, with sales to the public beginning on Thursday. More information and tickets can be found at acehotel.com/theatre.

We’re happy to say that The Theatre at Ace Hotel, formerly the historic United Artists Theatre, opens soon. We’ve been lovingly and meticulously restoring the place, and on Valentine’s Day we’ll be swinging the doors open with a performance of arguably the greatest break-up album of all time: Spiritualized’s Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space.

It’s a landmark moment for all involved. The group revisits the iconic album in all of its gospel splendor with a 30-piece orchestra and choir, performing the show for the first time since 2010’s now-legendary revival at Radio City Music Hall  and for the first time ever on the West Coast. We couldn’t think of a more fitting way to welcome the world to our new home. 

The Theatre opens in the historic Broadway Theatre District next door to Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles, opening January 6 with a handful of rooms available to book now.

Pre-sale tickets for Spiritualized will be available to Ace’s A-List subscribers this Wednesday, December 18, with sales to the public beginning on Thursday. More information and tickets can be found at acehotel.com/theatre.


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