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The Music Box Village to open permanent space in Bywater


A small army of dogs of all shapes roam the yard and inspect visitors outside a semi-retired metal fabrication warehouse at the edge of the Industrial Canal.*The building at the end of Rampart Street is filled with disassembled parts of houses and works in progress ? all alumni of the New Orleans Airlift's Music Box, an ambitious musical architecture and art and music project that has found its permanent home and workshop in a spacious Bywater lot, set to open this fall.

In 2011, Airlift organizers invited artists to piece together a musical city in a lot on Piety Street in Bywater, eventually growing into the acclaimed Shantytown Sound Laboratory, both a literal playground for new sounds and an inventive concert venue, hosting musicians from Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore, Andrew W.K. and Wilco's Nils Cline to New Orleans artists like Quintron and Rob Cambre, among many others. (A few boys from the neighborhood even formed their own band, The Bywater Boys, at the village.)

Its next iteration*as the Roving Village welcomed new structures and artists and performers in a spacious, seemingly secret section of City Park.?
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