The debut EP by Jared Gelman, Lonely Castle in the Cool Crowd has no shortage of party beats and electronic dance vibes. But, lyrically the tone is very different from the sound, which makes this collection entirely unique. Combining his love of music and poetry, Jared paints a picture of his teenage years as they come to life through the speakers. Available for free download today.
Breedlove was the very first friend I made in New York when I moved here two years ago. Soon after, he started his weekly Magic Monday event at St. Jerome’s and I’ve been attending it ever since. After I first heard his song “Oh, Pierre!” I started dreaming up videos for his songs. Last May, he asked me to direct the new, Chew Fu-produced version of “New York City Rooftop” and I was so excited to move forward immediately.
“The Bluest Ink” is a multimedia revue featuring contemporary jazz arrangements of the works of Stephen Sondheim, conceived and directed by Max Friedman, with musical direction and arrangements by Charlie Rosen. The show, on August 26th, will be fully staged with a cast of four and a six-piece band, and integrated throughout with animated projection design by Ilana Schwartz.
Two souls, inextricably bound, meet over and over again across multiple lifetimes. Whatever the reason, the result is an hour-long show on August 9th, featuring Charming Disaster’s dark and witty music, exploring in song the theme of the two star-crossed souls who play out a problematic narrative.
“I stretched myself as a singer on this record and used voices I never have before as a writer,” Beth Orton explains. “A lot of the writing on this record happened in the dead of night, when spiders mend their webs, with an infant asleep in the next room… as a result, my writing became a secret again: illicit and my own. Be there on Tuesday , July 30th, for her debut of ‘Sugaring Season’, her first album in six years and her Anti-Records debut.
On June 5, 2013 Hank Goldsmith, husband, father of five sons and stepsons, revered trial and appellate lawyer, friend, passed away after a brave battle with pancreatic cancer. In loving memory, his two bands, the Petty Thieves and the Carjackers, both founded by Hank, will play a tribute concert to honor his memory and remember his light and loving soul. The show will be on August 1, 2013 at the Red Lion at 151 Bleecker Street, New York, NY. We send his love to his family and friends.
Famed for her lyrical storytelling, strong sense of Latin rhythms, and beautiful clear-toned voice, Afro-Peruvian singer Susana Baca shares the music of her vibrant tradition on stage at Highline Ballroom's Blue Note Jazz Festival, on Friday June 14th.
Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake seem to pop up on everybody's "favorite artists" list. At this year's Grammy Awards, Jay-Z hopped onstage and joined JT for the singer's latest, "Suit & Tie." Now you can enjoy both of these stars' biggest hits when The Timberfakes, the only Justin Timberlake tribute band, and Hard Knock Live, the premier Jay-Z cover collective, celebrate the Legends of Summer pn Saturday, June 8th.
Trace Bundy must be seen, not just heard. On May 3rd see that his music is poetry in motion—using harmonics, looping, multiple capos, and his unique banter and stage presence to deliver an unforgettable live concert experience.