June 28: Atlantic records presents milck
MILCK, the Los Angeles-born singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and poet whose viral anthem, “Quiet,” became a rallying cry of the January 2017 Women’s March in Washington, D.C. and throughout the U.S., will perform songs from her debut EP This Is Not The End.
The night kicks off with a DJ set by Swami.
Cocktails at Cooper Hewitt
Thursday Evenings, 6:00–9:00 p.m.
June 21-August 9, 2018
The popular summer performance series in Cooper Hewitt’s Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden. All ages welcome. Cocktails and light fare for purchase.
$13 per performance online/$15 at door.
Children under five are free.
For ages 5–17, $7 tickets may be purchased at the garden entrance or museum admissions desk.
Held rain or shine. No refunds.
Cocktails at Cooper Hewitt ticket holders may enter the museum starting at 5 p.m
There’s a lot of fight inside MILCK. After a decade of quiet independent releases and tireless gigs around her native Los Angeles, the singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and poet MILCK confidently carried a generational anthem in the form of “Quiet.” The song provided a clarion call for people of all races, creeds, and colors who have suffered and survived gallantly in the face of trauma, trials, and tribulations with resounding piano chords and shuddering, soulful delivery. She shared it in the most beautiful way possible. Traveling to the historic January 2017 Women’s March in Washington, D.C., MILCK teamed up with 25 female singers—whom she had never met before—and delivered seven acapella flashmob performances of “Quiet” on the streets. A video of the flashmobs was captured by the award-winning director Alma Har’el and quickly went viral after being posted on her Facebook page, drawing over 14 million plays in just two days.
By the end of the week, MILCK took the stage on Full Frontal with Samantha Bee for another riveting rendition as VICE, NPR, Refinery29, BuzzFeed, Associated Press, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, and more extolled her. It ignited the #ICantKeepQuiet social media project as everyone from Emma Watson, Debra Messing, and Tegan & Sara to Tom Morello and Denis Leary shared the video. The initiative’s merchandise benefits the Step Up chapter in L.A., which provides after-school and mentorship programs for underprivileged girls 13-18. Crafting “cathartic pop” rooted in classical training and inspired by a pastiche of artistic muses ranging from Hemingway and Maya Angelou to modern art, this style defines her debut EP for Atlantic Records.