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Address: 196 Allen Street
City: New York
State: NY
Date Time Event Description
Mar-29-17 07:00 PM Todd Alsup
Pop/soul singer songwriter Todd Alsup recently released his third studio album,Currency," the followup to his award-winning 2011 release Todd Alsup. The album's eight tracks showcase Alsups knack for intelligent, soulful anddeeply personal storytelling. Lush piano lines, infectious grooves, vibrant horns,warm synths, and Alsups signature vocals fill out a modern pop/soul albumoverflowing with catchy hooks. The lyrics are honest and raw, surpassing theemotional content of his previous material. Ive done a lot of growing up sincemy last album, says Alsup. Im less afraid to simply be myself. Ive learnedmany important lessons about self-acceptance, sex, gratitude, and embracingchange. On this album youre getting a much more unfiltered version of me. The new project was conceived and recorded in Switzerland with producer Orlando Ribar and funded by the generous support of Alsups fans (The Todd Squad) via two successfulKickstarter campaigns.Alsup was born and raised in the suburbs of Detroit. His previous studio albumsFacts & Figures and Todd Alsup have netted various accolades including a2012 Out Music Award for Pop Song of the Year, a Yamaha endorsement,placements on MTV and PBS, and features in Billboard Magazine andPerforming Songwriter. He has toured nationally and internationally. In addition to his nightly residency at NYCs Redeye Grill, Alsup will be playing various full-band shows around NYC to promote Currency.
Mar-29-17 07:00 PM Laney Jones and the Spirits
Raised on an exotic animal farm in rural Mount Dora, FL, Laney Jones sings tales of love and adventure with a voice that has been described as a mix of lemon, molasses, gin and gunpowder (WPRK), mellifluous and smooth but brimming with passion. Her live performance highlights her multi-instrumental prowess on banjo, ukulele, tenor guitar and harmonica backed by her band the Spirits. Since releasing her first studio album Golden Road in 2013, she has traveled far from the orange groves and marshes of her home, graduating from Berklee College of Music and playing festival stages at Grey Fox, Shakori Hills, String Break, Lancaster Roots and Blues and numerous others.This past January, Jones was featured on the PBS series, Great Performances. The 90-minute documentary offers an overview of the Kennedy Centers American Voices weekend-long festival and features Laney as an emerging artist alongside musical great Alison Krauss. Additional accolades for the band include invites to SXSW, Sundance, a formal IBMA showcase and a Southern Musician Sponsorship from Belk Department Stores which earned her performances with Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban. Laney Jones and the Spirits are set to release their next album in fall 2015.
Mar-29-17 07:00 PM Shira Gavrielov
Mar-29-17 08:00 PM Beecher's Fault
"BEECHER'S FAULT HAVE ONE FOOT IN PEARLY POP, WHILE INCLUDING SONIC SOMERSAULTS TO KEEP YOUR HEAD TWIRLING WHILE YOUR FEET ARE MOVING." -DELI MAGAZINE"THE FUTURE OF POP" - LIC COURRIER"BEECHER'S FAULT EXPRESSES A LAYERED SOUND THAT REACHES ALL TYPES OF MUSIC LOVERS." - THE VAULTBeecher's Fault hails from beautiful Astoria, New York. The leaders of the band, Ken Lamken and Ben Taylor, met in New Jersey a few years back before they booked it to NYC to seek out the limelight after realizing their musical compatibility. Max Maples (drums) and Serge Ruccolo (Bass) now complete the quartet that has been said to have live performances that produce a "wall of sound" complemented by "raw, honest lyrics" and "pristine vocal harmonies".As Anil Sharma from the Examiner puts it: "Their lyrics are visceral, their melodies catchy; in short, you will have their songs stuck in your head for quite a while." They have recently completed their third album that will be released in early 2015. The first single from the album, "Matchstick Kings", has already been garnering a lot of attention.
Mar-29-17 08:00 PM Talia- Zach Jones- Bess Rogers- Martin Rivas The Backscratch Sessions, Session One It goes without saying that now, perhaps more than ever before, artists need to come together and agitate the waters. To do the things that artists have always done to help people make this planet a more understanding, more inclusive, more tolerant, more habitable place. From 2009-2013, on stages in Greenwich Village and the Lower East Side, The Backscratch Sessions would bring artists together, to play each other's music, surprise each other with re-interpretations of each other's songs, and in turn share ideas and inspire each other. The night's proceeds would be donated to various charities with a vision of true social justice. It seems that it's time for The Backscratch Sessions to return, because the more ways we have to bring artists together right now, the better. Backscratch Session One will feature Zach Jones, Talia Music, Bess Rogers, and host Martin Rivas. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Southern Poverty Law Center. We hope you'll join us for what is certain to be an inspiring evening.
Mar-29-17 08:30 PM The Backscratch Sessions
It goes without saying that now, perhaps more than ever before, artists need to come together and agitate the waters. To do the things that artists have always done to help people make this planet a more understanding, more inclusive, more tolerant, more habitable place.From 2009-2013, on stages in Greenwich Village and the Lower East Side, The Backscratch Sessions would bring artists together, to play each other's music, surprise each other with re-interpretations of each other's songs, and in turn share ideas and inspire each other. The night's proceeds would be donated to various charities with a vision of true social justice.It seems that it's time for The Backscratch Sessions to return, because the more ways we have to bring artists together right now, the better. Backscratch Session One will feature Zach Jones, Talia Music, Bess Rogers, and host Martin Rivas. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Southern Poverty Law Center.We hope you'll join us for what is certain to be an inspiring evening.
Mar-29-17 09:00 PM Fairytales For the Fatherless, Jeff Jacobs
Mar-29-17 10:15 PM Creswick
Creswick is a new project from award-winning Australian jazz vocalist Liam Budge. Through the musical medium of jazz, the project aims to draw attention to social issues and encourage conversation. This concert will be the E.P Launch of a song cycle entitled In The Mourning, a musical response to the ongoing Syrian Refugee Crisis. All proceeds from the E.P (available for donation) will go to the White Helmet organization in Syria. Recorded in Brooklyn, the E.P features the talents of Nir Felder (Guitar), Troy Roberts (Saxophone), Ross Pederson (Drums), Ben Winkelman (Keys) & Des White (Bass). Join Creswick at Rockwood 3 for the New York City launch of the E.P In The Mourning.
Mar-30-17 07:00 PM Lynn B, Machiko Ozawa
Mar-30-17 07:00 PM Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers
"I'm just trying to tell some stories as honestly as I can," Amy Helm says of Didn't It Rain, her first solo album and her eOne Music debut.Although the personally charged, organically soulful Didn't It Rain is her first release under her own name, Amy Helm has been making music for most of her life. She's already won widespread praise as a singer, songwriter and live performer, first as a member of the celebrated altcountry collective Ollabelle and subsequently for her extensive work with her father, musical icon Levon Helm, who passed away in 2012.Blessed with a commanding, deeply expressive voice and an uncanny songwriting skill that instinctively draws upon a deep well of American musical traditions, Amy Helm delivers a timelessly powerful statement with Didn't It Rain.The spellbinding dozensong set is rooted in firstperson experience, exploring universal themes of life, love and loss on such musically and emotionally resonant originals as the smoldering soul ballad "Rescue Me," the hushed, lilting "Deep Water," the meditative "Roll Away" and the stark, haunting "Wild Girl." Complementing Helm's originals are her personalized takes on the Sam Cooke classic "Good News" and the traditional title track, which she delivers with the heartfelt gospel urgency that's always been an element of her vocal persona.Accompanying Helm on Didn't It Rain is an impressive roster of players and singers that demonstrates the esteem in which the artist is held by her peers. Helm's former Ollabelle bandmate Byron Isaacs, who produced the album, cowrote the majority of the songs with Helm, and is featured as onethird of Helm's current live trio the Handsome Strangers, playing bass alongside guitarist Daniel Littleton and drummer David Berger. Also contributing their talents are Little Feat keyboardist Bill Payne; guitarists Larry Campbell, Chris Masterson and Jim Weider; keyboardists Marco Benevento, John Medeski and Brian Mitchell; and guest backup vocalists Carolyn Leonhart, Elizabeth Mitchell, Allison Moorer, Catherine Russell and Teresa Williams.Didn't It Rain also marked the final recording sessions of Levon Helm, who acted as the project's executive producer as well as adding his unmistakable drumming on three tracks; Levon's distinctive countoff can be heard kicking off Amy's rousing take on Martha Scanlan's "Spend Our Last Dime."Helm had originally planned to release her solo debut a bit sooner, but chose to substantially rework the album that she initially recorded, recutting more than half of the songs with the roadtested Handsome Strangers."That was kind of a reckless move financially, and it's resulted in the album coming out two years later than I originally thought it would, but it was the right thing to do," she acknowledges. "When I started the record, I'd never done a gig under my own name, and I was still getting comfortable with the idea of being a solo artist. I thought I'd finished the record, but then I started going out on the road, and the stuff that we were doing live was so much stronger thanwhat I had recorded, and I started feeling more confidence and focus. So we went back in the studio, with no money and no budget, and found a way to do it and get it right."Many of Didn't It Rain's songs are the product of an extended period during which the artist endured a series of personal trials and life changes, including the April 2012 passing of her father and chief musical mentor."The past few years have been profoundly transformative for me, so I wanted to tell some of those stories as honestly as I could," she asserts. "I thought about the people I had lost, and things that had fallen apart and things that were coming together, and that influenced the way I sang these songs."Amy Helm began connecting with audiences early in life, playing her first gig in her early teens in a Manhattan bar and drifting informally through a series of combos before her father recruited her to join his live band. She also absorbed musical and personal inspiration from her mother, noted singer/songwriter Libby Titus; and her stepfather, Steely Dan comastermind Donald Fagen, who offered Amy additional opportunities to find herself as a performer."I always did gigs through high school and college," she explains, "but my fears and insecurities kept me from committing to it. That's when my dad became a huge influence; he scooped me up when I was in my mid 20s and put me in this blues band. I was very, very green, but I got my roaddog status with him. It was like walking through fire every time I got on stage, but it forced me to decide if I wanted to do this. And I decided that I absolutely wanted to do it."Amy's vocal and songwriting talents soon found a home in the New York based Ollabelle, whose three acclaimed albums and countless live gigs saw her evolve into a confident, charismatic performer. She also resumed her musical collaboration with her father, singing and playing in his band, playing on and coproducing his Grammy winning 2007 comeback album Dirt Farmer, and helping to organize the nowlegendary Midnight Ramble concerts at Levon's home studio in Woodstock, NY."He was the best teacher, in so many ways," Amy says of her father. "He wasn't interested in overthinking anything; all he cared about was playing music. He saw himself as a working musician, and it was serious business and it had to be right. Playing side by side with him in the Ramble band for ten years, and building those shows with him, really changed the way I approached things, and his humility influenced and shaped me as a musician, as it did everyone who played with him."With Didn't It Rain reintroducing her to the world as a solo artist, Helm says that her immediate plan is "to just get out and play as many gigs as possible. I think that the job of a musician is to try and shake people out of their own heads for an hour or two, and bring some joy into the world. So I want to get out there and do the job the best I can."