According to the Tibetan Calendar, 2012 is the Year of the Water Dragon. I’m pretty damn jazzed about it. Remember Gyarados, the water dragon Pokémon, one of those cards everyone wanted but hardly anyone could find? Having a Gyarados card made you a badass, so the Year of the Water Dragon has to be badass too, right?
Probably not, because let’s just be real, that sort of logic doesn’t work. But still, what better way to celebrate the new year than with a concert — specifically, the 22nd annual benefit concert for Tibet House, an organization dedicated to preserving the culture of Tibet? According to Consequence of Sound, Philip Glass will act as the show’s artistic director and curator, and so far the lineup includes James Blake, Laurie Anderson, Dechen Shak-Dagsay, and Rahzel. More artists have yet to be announced; past lineups have included the likes of Patti Smith, The Flaming Lips, The National, Sufjan Stevens, Lou Reed, and Sigur Rós.
The show will take place on Monday, February 13 at Carnegie Hall in New York City, and tickets are available through Carnegie Charge (212-247-7800) as well as at the Carnegie Hall Box Office. Tibet House is also offering special benefit package tickets, which include prime seats as well as admission to a post-show dinner party. Unfortunately, I have a feeling that you’ll probably have to leave your Gyarados at home.
• Tibet House: http://tibethouse.us