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Emerging Music Festival
Aug 21, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm| Free
New York City’s best up-and-coming bands will perform for Bryant Park’s debut “Emerging Music Festival,” featuring soul, indie rock, and dream pop musical acts, on Friday, August 21, from 5PM to 10PM on the lawn. Admission is free.
During the evening performances, food, beer, wine will be available for purchase, and lawn games will be provided free of charge.
All the bands have either performed at major venues like SXSW, or have captured the attention of the music media and a loyal local cadre of fans.
The musical acts include:
Mainland – Mixing vintage aesthetics and modern pop, Mainland draws from a range of influences to form one unifying anthem. The four-piece quickly gained a name for themselves with praise from NYLON, SPIN, and Rolling Stone.
Julia Easterlin – Vocalist Julia Easterlin uses loop technology and her one-of-a-kind voice to create music that draws freely from jazz, pop, West African dance, and soul. You may have seen her at Lollapalooza and SXSW.
Lazyeyes – Lazyeyes is a three-piece from Brooklyn formed by guitarist and vocalist Jason Abrahamic (The Tweens), Paul Volpe (Triple Cobra) on bass, and Jeremy Sampson (Eastern Hollows) on drums. Stereogum described the band’s sound as “a muscular, riff-happy brand of guitar-based dream-pop,” going on to proclaim, “Songs burst with angular hooks and polished melodies.”
Mad Satta – Mad Satta “waves the flag for future-soul, mixing old-school vibes with jazz and modern-day funk” (VIBE). The ultra-tight, eight-piece outfit is held down by edgy bass lines, a sophisticated mix of guitar, organ, drums and horns, as well as smoky powerful vocals.
Miracles of Modern Science – Miracles of Modern Science have a vision for the future of pop music. With violin, cello, mandolin, drums, and a double bass-wielding front man, MOMS creates “pop that sounds like something new” (Wired). Presented in association with Subculture.
For more information, please visit www.bryantpark.org.