Purpose

As the Neptunes, Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo have quickly become one of the world's top pop and hip-hop production teams, crafting hits for everyone from Britney Spears to Snoop Dogg. But William's and Hugo apparently desire something more from their career than the accolades and cash that come from making other people's music. And so in 2001 with help from colleague, Shae, they formed their own band, N*E*R*D. Their debut, In Search Of . . ., is a prepostorous blend of influences -- '60's psychedelia, '70's AM pop, classic R&B, '90's rap metal -- held together by unshakable hooks and William's charmingly wayward falsetto. It's hard to know whether these guys actually believe in the Neanderthal lyrics of "Lapdance" or "Rock Star", but damn, those tunes are catchy.

With Fly or Die, N*E*R*D continues to score high on the quilty-pleasure chart, offering loose-limbed paeans to "Backseat Love" and putting Steely Dan chords to flamenco rhythms on "She Wants to Move". Hugo and Williams are clearly the funkiest producers-turned-performers going. Alan Parsons, eat their dust. (MAC RANDALL)

Transportation will be provided by New York Water Taxi and the $5 round trip fare is included in the ticket price once purchased.

The Ticket Price for the show is $40

Ferry Service will depart starting at 7pm from the Battery Maritime Building. You may take the Governor's Island Ferry over before 7pm if you'd like to arrive earlier.

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