DJ Raul Campos of KCRW once called Zigmat’s music is “edgy, rockin’, melodic and dreamy.” We agree. Fronted by vocalist Monica Rodriguez and bassist Stephen Yonkin, Zigmat brings together an eclectic mix of world, punk, trip-hop and rock in a unique way that has won over critics and fans alike all over the US, Brazil, Mexico and Europe. Check out their final US show Saturday May 1st, 11:30 PM at Joe’s Pubbefore they head back to Barcelona, Spain for the famous Sonar Festival in June.
Dead Meadow is one of those underground bands that is surfacing with a vengeance. Their psychedelic rock sounds once described as “heavy, dreamy, trippy, expansive, reflective and evocative” band together youths, seething for something fresh, and the romantics, longing for the hard rock of the 70’s and the psychedelics from the 60’s. Thus Dead Meadow has elicited a cult like following. And they also made a movie…
Feeling funky? Well check out Frank Viele and the Manhattan Projecttonight at 10 PM at Sullivan Hall as part of the Fifth Annual Funk Fest (begins at 7 PM). Drawing comparisons to major acts such as Maroon 5, O.A.R. and the Dave Matthews Band as well as classic artists including Chicago and Tower of Power, Frank Viele and the Manhattan Project are 6 extremely talented group of guys whose members come from Average White Band, Stealing Jane, The Soul Dogs among other great bands. These guys bring the funk, the flavor, and the talent. Ch-ch-check 'em out!!
Kurt Loder of MTV said of Undersea Poem's new self-titled album that " [it] takes you to a place worthy of postcards: the golden beach, the turquoise sea, the warm breeze ruffling the palms. If only we could live there. A beautiful record." I couldn’t agree more. Come celebrate the release of their self-titled album at Joe's Pub on April 15th at 10PM.
Kimberly Korn’s foray into the entertainment business is guttural. From childhood she was a natural performer favoring tutus and sparkles over the drab of school uniforms. She is the epitome of a talented, driven young artist trying to make it in the big city. Support a sista! She’s performing at The Bitter End Saturday, April 3rd at 8PM. Boom!
I am a huge Bowie fan. I have been listening to and reading about, and going to see Bowie live since I was 13 years old. I thought I had read everything written about him; thought I knew all the facts of his more than interesting life. I’ve been proven wrong in the best possible way...
"[Les Bandits] appreciatively listen to each other and have a striking serenity. Intelligent, and a valentine to the music and era, joy radiates and the musicianship is as marvelous to drink in as to watch being played: struck, strummed, bowed, etc. Whatever they play and sing—Oscar Brown, Jr.’s “Forbidden Fruit,” a couple from The Beatles’ White album (“Rocky Raccoon,” “Blackbird”) and “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’” (in French!!), their original “Uke Song,” French poetry, sweet innocence or knowing sophistication—it’s all smartly done, fresh, winsome, and unaffected. Fantastique."
Jeff, who's sound often draws comparisons to the pop sensibilities of Howie Day and John Mayer, is fresh off an extensive fall college tour in which he visited over twenty five campuses throughout the Northeast. Jeff's studio debut, Signals, was recorded in Nashville and released in September of 2009 to widespread acclaim including licensing deals from MTV shows such as The Hills and The Real World.
Haunted Hacienda is the self-proclaimed “craziest punk band you know.” With Brendon Bulletts doing vocals, Johnny V playing the guitar and Justin Levy on drums you know punk madness will ensue. Come see them at Uncle Mike’s in TriBeCa on Friday. You’ll be in good company!