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Address: 217 East Houston Street
City: New York
State: NY
Date Time Event Description
Aug-26-19 06:30 PM Frank Bango with Bastards of Fine Arts
Frank Bango has been quietly going about his business for the last 15 years, making some of the best and most original pop music that almost no one has ever heard. But while Bango has consistently remained further under the radar than just about any other artist of his caliber, hes never let anonymity go to his head.Bango and longtime songwriting partner Richy Vesecky cite the golden age of The Brill Building as their primary influence.
Aug-26-19 09:00 PM Red Widow, Johanna Warren, Elliot Lee
Aug-26-19 09:00 PM Red Widow, Johanna Warren, Elliot Lee Red Widow, Johanna Warren, Elliot Lee
Aug-27-19 06:30 PM Mames Babegenush, Slavic Soul Party
Aug-27-19 09:30 PM King Jane, Jack & The Beanstalk
Aug-28-19 06:30 PM The Artisanals with Satin Nickel
Somewhere on a dusty road or a well traveled interstate, right at this very moment, a rock n roll band is pounding the rock. Theyre probably wearing the same clothes they had on yesterday, and reminiscing about last nights gig. Inspired by a guitar lick that cuts to the bone or a melody that lingers on refrain, this band is following a path forged by countless other musicians whove lived and died in dive bars or made it with their posters taped to bedroom walls. What makes this band of brothers any different? This band is The Artisanals.Johnny Delaware grew up in a small South Dakota town surrounded by cornfields and dirt roads. For 19 years, he lived in a wide-eyed perspective baptized in the setting of a John Mellencamp song. In order to personally evolve and carry out his musical destiny, Delaware knew that the heartland wind would have to blow him around the country. Eventually, Delaware would move to Charleston, SC and team up with guitarist Clay Houle, and bassist Eric Mixon to form The Artisanals in late 2016. Within a year of forming, The Artisanals dropped their four-track debut EP, Literally, Anywhere, and promptly received critical acclaim from Huffington Post, Paste Magazine, Daytrotter, PopMatters. Now, with drummer Nick Recio and keyboardist Ian Klin rounding out the group, The Artisanals are stirring national traction with their self-titled debut LP featuring a blend of 70s Heartland Rock and Alt-Americana. The Artisanals, released on AWAL on September 21, 2018, is the culmination of the collectives years of unique individual experiences writing, recording, touring, and living life one day at a time. Its also the product of being dedicated to life on the road and touring relentlessly despite the toll it took on the guys personal lives and relationships in their 20s (shout out to ex-girlfriend Robyn). Inspiration is like an invisible ghost, says Johnny Delaware. Its your friend, and it kind of takes you over. Youre a conduit for it. Thats what musicians are; these modern-day shamans that take inspiration and give it form through song. Its a lot like magick.With sonic influences ranging from the heartland rock of Bruce Springsteen (Angel 42), and neo-psychedelia anthems of My Morning Jacket (Pound The Rock), to the dream-pop work of The Cars and The War On Drugs (Drag), The Artisanals 10-track LP showcases Delaware and Houles knack for writing hooks as well as their ear for quality production. The album utilizes everything from a gong, organ, piano, sitar, french horn, trombone, and koto, to a string section sourced from the nearby University of Iowa. Mastered by Howie Weinberg, (Spoon, Ryan Adams, Nirvana), theres no filler on The Artisanals. From start to finish, this record is a straight banger. And The Artisanals are far from done here - with the summertime comes fresh inspiration as the single Violet Light, makes its way into the world on June 21. In follow-up to their breakout release, The Artisanals are breathing new life into the Heartland Rock genre with their driving new song, hitting the streets just in time for summer. Praised by Rolling Stone as having been built to preach the gospel of rock n roll, The Artisanals hold iconic predecessors Tom Petty, George Harrison, and Jackson Browne close to their chest, while offering a refreshing vantage through their new single. Produced by Drew Vandenberg (Toro y Moi, of Montreal, Kishi Bashi), Violet Light invokes conflicting emotions of hope and longing and begs to be played through a car stereo while the sun sets in the rearview mirror. With an infectious hook and feel-good melody, Violet Light is the perfect summer playlist addition, and promises that whatever comes next from The Artisanals is sure to be nothing short of sensational.
Aug-28-19 09:00 PM The Narcotix, Kevin Wynd, Brim
Aug-29-19 06:30 PM Southern Avenue with Brandi & the Alexanders
Southern Avenue, Memphis, TN. To the world, it's just a street in the home of rock n roll and blues. But to those who really know and have experienced first hand the depths of the city's musical soul, its deep roots in the subgenres that create that feel that people can only describe as the "Memphis sound", there is so much more to its guts. You're driving across the city, in hot pursuit of the kind of sound that shakes you to your bones, that makes you dance, that makes you lust. You find your self on Southern Avenue, as it ties together bits and pieces of the city's culture and history and winds its way to the famous Stax Museum and Royal Studios nearby. You find yourself in the middle of Soulsville, USA. The band that so boldly holds a name like Southern Avenue, does justifiably so as it stirs up a soulful, funky, rock n' roll stew, built on a solid foundation of the blues."These are exciting times! In the 6 short months since we have been working together, we have poured numerous hours into writing, touring, and growing as a band, and now, with a fresh new batch of songs and a steadfast sense of unity, we feel we are ready to show the world what we have been working on as we prepare to record our first EP with revered producer and engineer, Kevin Houston (North MS Allstars, Lucero, Patty Griffin, Ana Popovic), this year.Southern Avenue is made up of award winning, Israeli born guitarist, Ori Naftaly, vocal powerhouse, Tierinii Jackson, and her younger sister, Tikyra Jackson, on drums.Ori Naftaly won "2013 best blues band" in Israel and came to Memphis, TN to compete at the International Blues Challenge on Beale St. Naftaly reached the 2013 IBC semi finals and sold th largest number of CD's ever in the competition's history. That year, Naftaly gained international recognition and support by the blues community and by an extended fan base, by way of extensively touring the US and Holland, and his recordings circulating around the world by radio. His former band, The Ori Naftaly Band, immediately took the blues world by storm, with over 400 shows in over 42 states, including headlining appearances at some of the most well-regarded blues festivals in the country. There, Naftaly shared the stage with some of the best acts in the business, such as Tab Benoit, Ana Popovic, Bernard Allison, Shemekia Copeland, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Ron Holloway (The Allman Brothers), Marcia Ball, Danielle Nicole, and many more.Sultry, raw, soulful, and most notably, powerful. That's Tierinii Jackson. Raised in the church in the heart of Memphis, TN, and beginning her singing career from childhood as the youngest member in the choir, this preacher's daughter developed the kind of spirit in her voice that can move mountains, and pipes that can blow the roof off a building. There's a hot, hot heat to Jackson's coolness in her impressively expansive range and the emotion that backs it. It's the big kind of voice that catches you off guard, blasting like a firecracker from her petite frame, as her vocals captivate the room. In her adult years, Jackson, who has been compared by critics to the likes of Aretha Franklin, Etta James, and Tina Turner, has starred as lead vocalist in several musical theatre productions, including "Dream Girls", "Spring Awakening", and Disney's "High School Musical 2", to name a few. Recently, she has toured internationally with Todrick Hall, including on his most recent musical venture, "Twerk Du Soliel", as well as with the Hybrid Performace Group, where the multitalented songstress performed as both a singer and dancer. As she continues continues to soar with such ease in her artistic journey with Southern Avenue, it is undeniably clear that there is nothing small about Tierinii Jackson.Tikyra "TK" Jackson, is the younger, but no less talented, sister of leading lady, Tierinii. Don't be fooled by her age though, because when it comes to talent, Tikyra has no trouble "holding her own". Raised alongside her siblings in the church, gospel music was her first love and influence. Growing up in such a musically driven family and environment, choosing an instrument (well, in TK's case, multiple instruments) was just a natural first step; and it was at only 9 years old that she first discovered her drive and passion for the drums. With the encouragement of her family and able to hone her abilities as an active member in the church band, the younger Jackson sister spent hours upon hours a day practicing every possible rudiment and skill necessary to master her craftwhich many would argue she has already achieved at the young age of 21. The precussion prodigy, now music business major at the University of Memphis, has continued to develop herself as an artist as an active participant in the university's marching band, The Mighty Sound of the South, and in the Memphis Tigers basketball season pep band at games. Tikyra, who was essentially raised amidst some of Memphis's best known artists, states that becoming a part of Southern Avenue and the opportunity to work with some of the city's finest talent, has re-defined and re-invigorated her love for music and performing. It shows. She makes you feel it.
Aug-29-19 09:30 PM Moon City Masters Release Show Moon City Masters Release Show with Leah & the LowKeys
Aug-29-19 09:30 PM Moon City Masters with Leah & the LowKeys
The planet of Moon City sent their best band to bring harmonious, souful rock and roll to the people of Earth. The Moon City Masters play positive, feel-good rock music with catchy melodies, funky basslines and crunchy riffs. Every show is good time. Youll want to dance, nod your head, clap your hands! Their upcoming EP, The Adventures of The Moon City Masters, will be out this September, and the first single, The Price You Pay, is out NOW. If The Moon City Masters seem like theyre completely on the same wavelength when they play, its because theyve been making music together since they were kids. And yes, since you asked, they are twins.