Today, Littlefield Brooklyn hosted the 5th annual tribute to the late Beastie Boys member Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch. Organizer, Michael Kearney and the rest of the MCA Day crew truly outdid themselves this year.
It was art, it was celebs, it was music, it was a party, it was a touching tribute to the great Adam Yauch. Cablevision News12 was there covering it.
Jim Shearer (MTV/VH1, The Brouhaha podcast) belted out some major Beastie Boys tunes along with Jeremy Shatan (The Young Aborigines, yes Mike D and Yauch’s first band) on bass and Lyle Preslar (Minor Threat) on guitar. Side note: It’s pretty interesting that these punk musicians became a director at a hospital (Jeremy) and a lawyer (Lyle).
The legendary Champagne Jerry later came out and did a few songs with them, as well as some on his own. Jerry is larger-than-life and often performs at Joe’s Pub with Ad-Rock, in the village. I highly recommend going.
Neil Usatan of Oscilloscope wore his lab coat on stage while he recalled fond memories of Adam Yauch.
Surprise guest, Santigold, performed some of her songs.
Beastie Boys artist, Cey Adams, returned this year to thank everyone for coming. He’s been to every MCA Day, including the first.