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Fiona Fest: a tribute to FIONA APPLE for the 20th Anniversary of TIDAL presented by Brookladelphia & Female Frequency

Jun 15, 2016 @ 10:00 pm

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Fiona Fest NYC

Brookladelphia & Female Frequency present Fiona Fest: a tribute to Fiona Apple in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Tidal. Musicians will perform original music and songs from the album.

Wednesday, June 15th- 10pm- midnight
Rockwood Music Hall
196 Allen St, NYC
Tickets: $8 advance $10 door

Featuring performances by . . . .

Dani Mari & Jessica L. Fenton
Stephanie Sanders
Aly Tadros
Lily Virginia
Ashley Noel Jones
Valerie Orth Band
Angela Sheik
I Am Snow Angel
Janna Pelle
Carrie Erving – Ponyhof
Desiree Sky

About Brookladelphia
Brookladelphia is a concert series that started as an idea of creating a bridge between the Philadelphia & Brooklyn music scene. We curate live events that feature music and art from multiple cities and genres. The shows encourage creativity, collaboration and community. Our tribute shows celebrate album anniversaries and feature covers songs and original music by local and touring artists.
Visit brookladelphiamusic.com for more info

About Female Frequency
Female Frequency is a music collective dedicated to empowering women & girls in the music industry through the creation of media that is entirely female generated.

We are making an album created entirely by women, start to finish –this means that all writing, instrumentation, arrangement, performance, production, engineering, mixing, mastering, marketing and visual media will be carried out by females. Pre-orders of our album made entirely by women are available here–> https://femalefrequency.bandcamp.com/

We are continuing our fundraising efforts to start workshops for girls and women to learn about music technology and fund our next Female Frequency album made entirely by women. You continued support will help us start more educational workshops and create additional all female collaborative albums. You can continue to help us raise money by donating here–> https://www.patreon.com/femalefrequency

We have many opportunities to get involved with Female Frequency! Email us at femalefrequencymusic@gmail.com if you would like to write for our blog, host or curate our Female Frequency Radio show (happens every Wednesday on Radio Nowhere Internet Radio at 3pm EST on RadioNowhere903.com), teach at the workshops, host events and more! Membership is FREE and you can join at femalefrequency.com Thank you again for your support to make all of this possible!

visit femalefrequency.com for more information

Check out our Female Frequency Radio show on Wednesdays at 3pm EST & Brookladelphia Radio show on Thursdays at Radio Nowhere Internet Radio on RadioNowhere903.com!

Build Movements, Not Just Communities

The host:
Dani Mari
An avid fan of Billie Holiday and Mazzy Star, Dani Mari was born to sing. Her music is fueled by personal narratives embedded in the craft of classic story telling and the emotional insight of a most unlikely “old soul”. Audiences across the United States and throughout Europe have gravitated toward her beautifully haunting voice and the simplistic elegance of her lyrics which transcend our current snap shot of popular music. With nothing more than her instrument and stories of her life experience, her songs merely hint at Dani Mari’s desire to transport listeners the world over to an era of nostalgia which exists within the depths of her soul.

She has been featured on NPR, BBC, MTV, WXPN (including the Gene Shay Folk Show on WXPN) and Brooklyn Vegan and has collaborated with FEAR CLUB from Paris, Sun Glitters from Luxembourg, Brooklyn Shanti and was formally in the dreampop duo, Lockets. Dani Mari performs solo and with Will Hanza as the dark-folk duo Owl and Wolf. She also collaborated with Reverend TJ McGlinchey in the folk-pop duo Lovers League and released an EP with award winning producer Bill Moriarty (Lotus, Dr. Dog).

Dani Mari is the founder of Female Frequency, a music collective dedicated to empowering women & girls in the music industry through the creation of media that is entirely female generated, with I Am Snow Angel and Claire London. They are currently creating an album made entirely by women with Kiran Gandhi and other female producers. Dani Mari is also in the process of producing her own album.

I Am Snow Angel
I AM SNOW ANGEL is a sound that fuses digital and organic elements, that’s both earthy and ethereal. The music is composed, performed, produced and engineered by recording artist Julie Kathryn. Coming soon is Desert, a project that illustrates the subtle complexities of desire, passion and longing.

Aly Tadros
When Aly Tadros was offered her first paid gig, she had three original songs under her belt. The set time called for two hours. She took it anyways.

Six years and over 700 shows later, that gutsy attitude has defined Aly as an ardent and auspicious voice among young singer/songwriters. Spacious and melodic, salty and moving, her classical guitar writhes in a fusion of Latin, Middle Eastern, and American folk and pop.

“Her guitar writhes on the floor of the mind, haunted by the honesty of her lyrics” – USATODAY

An early interest in travel led Tadros to leave hometown of Laredo, Texas at age 17, moving between Turkey, Spain, and her father’s native Egypt. Immersing herself in Spanish, Turkish and Arabic language studies, she developed a keen ear for contemporary and traditional world music. The San Antonio Current attributes Aly’s unique folk-stylings to her extensive travel, calling her “born to fingerpick and execute a perfect Cuban clave…a musical sponge that absorbs everything she hears wherever she goes.”

That unique folk-stylings can be traced everywhere from her Egyptian roots, to the instruments she uses on stage. While living in the Mexican state of Jalisco, Tadros set out on a 15 journey across the mountainous terrain to Paracho, Michoacan to purchase an authentic traditional vihuela.

Ashley Noel Jones
Ashley Noel Jones. An actor and singer-songwriter living in the great state of New York, in the best city of New York City, in the coolest, most bearded borough Brooklyn, by way of South Carolina. She’s spent her entire life singing, but for several years, just chilling in the back with her own sound and allowing herself to sing other folks’ songs. And then one day, after about 10 years of having a second hand guitar, she sat down, and determined that she would learn to play it.

And she did. And then she wrote some songs. And dragged her guitar around the streets of NYC.

Valerie Orth Band
After opening for legendary songwriter Shawn Colvin, Rock Subculture wrote “Valerie Orth is definitely one of the most impressive supporting acts I’ve seen in some time, and is one of those artists who have the ability to go from being an unknown to you and turning you into a fan.” The San Francisco Bay Guardian described her as “sexy, soulful, genuine, and edgy.”

Carrie Erving of Ponyhof
“Empires” is a nod to the cyclical rise and fall of one’s own personal empires–love, loss, and the hopeful glimmerings of a new beginning. Now based full-time in Brooklyn, Carrie Erving writes songs that draw heavily on the influences of the four years she spent living in Europe: her love of electronic drums and analog synthesizers are a product of living for three years in Berlin, Germany, where she recorded and released her debut album and became a critically-acclaimed staple in the Berlin music scene under the moniker “Erving,” and a year in Ireland studying the aural tradition of ballads and Sean-Nos singing helped her to shape an intensely personal and melodic singing and songwriting style. Moving to Brooklyn in 2010, she reunited with friends from the indie rock community on her native side of the Atlantic and formed Ponyhof, a New York-based collective of musicians performing her new songs. Enlisting the help of renowned DFA mixer Eric Broucek to mix Ponyhof’s full-length debut, “Empires” showcases the talents of cellist and album co-producer/arranger Chris Loxley, drummer Ricky Petraglia, and bassist Robert Sahm (Le Loup), and features guest vocals by Erving’s friend Will Butler (Arcade Fire).

Angela Sheik
A truly groundbreaking musical force of nature, soulful music innovator Angela Sheik opens up a world of sonic, rhythmic and compositional possibilities that have driven her success as a multi-faceted, trip-hop and electronic-infused folk-pop indie artist on her new album, Home Before Dark. The crafty multi-instrumentalist (autoharp, theremin, flute) works with producer (and fellow electronic fusion artist) RYAT to create a richly textured ten track exploration of deep grooves, infectious melodies, dynamic vocal harmonies, and soulful ambiences.

The Wilmington, Delaware based Angela has been brilliantly fusing her traditional singer/songwriter leanings with electronic innovations since the release of her aptly titled 2011 debut EP “Songs from the Red Box” as the Grand Prize winner of the BOSS Loop Station 2011 U.S. National Finals, winner of the Philadelphia Songwriter Project Competition and twice voted Female Artist of the Year (93.7 WSTW Hometown Heroes).

Wowing audiences with her fearless creative experimentation, mischievous smile and self-generated swirl of rhythmic harmonies, the multi-talented artist has toured the U.S. and Europe; and opened for The Neon Trees, Julia Holter, Joseph Arthur, and renowned bassist and pop singer Meshell Ndegeocello.

Ivy Rand
In a short time, the soulful 21 year old has developed an authentic mix of blues, rock, and pop while making a name for herself as one of the East Coast’s premier talents. With heartfelt lyrics and a powerful voice, her music resonates with other young women as a relatable perspective on relationships and self-discovery. Mastering covers by billboard favorites like Adele, Meghan Trainor, Carrie Underwood, and Taylor Swift, the Philly songstress has developed a strong following performing at open mics, talent shows, and concerts including her acclaimed National Anthem performance at Lincoln Financial Field.

In 2013, Ivy Rand took another step forward in her musical journey auditioning for American Idol. She excelled making it to the top 100 for Hollywood week where she received praise from judge and Country legend, Keith Urban, who called her “the epitome of an American Idol.” Ivy Rand is currently working on her debut EP in New York City under the direction of celebrity vocal coach, Cari Cole. Dedicated to making good music using her natural boldness and vocal power, Ivy is focused on staying true to her ideals and reaching her potential as a female role model for younger generations.

Stephanie Sanders

Lily Virginia
American singer-songwriter Lily Virginia’s delicately powerful voice and carefully crafted lyrics hold a strength in their raw vulnerability. With artistic influences from all over the map (Daughter, St. Vincent, Bon Iver etc.) she brings together folk, rock, pop and subtle world accents to sing her confessions and create a transcendent live experience. She released her debut EP in March 2014 and is currently releasing her audiovisual album “Play Me Twice” one live music video at a time. Supported by her full band, Lily Virginia has played all over NYC at venues such as BAM, Highline Ballroom, and Rockwood Music Hall as well as throughout the NorthEast.

Noelle Picara
“Picara is able to masterfully mesh beauty with death” – Andre Lamar, Hockessin Community News

Hard Rock Piano. Tori Amos and Amanda Palmer in a horror movie. “Out of the ash / I rise with my red hair / and eat men like air.”

Music for thinking, feeling creatures who want to stare in the face the things that make most people look away. For button pushers, lovers of mythology, feminists, humanists, and seekers of light in the darkness.

Noelle Picara is a rock pianist, singer/songwriter, and CSA survivor from Wilmington, Delaware. She performs locally at venues such as WXPN’s World Cafe Live, The Legendary Dobbs, the Chris White Gallery, Film Brothers Co-Op, and at events such as the Ladybug Festival, Millienium Music, and Cape May’s Singer-Songwriter conference. She is currently promoting her new album, “My Own Frankenstein,” recorded at Seventh Wave Studios, featuring Brian Viglione on drums (Dresden Dolls, Violent Femmes). In 2014 she performed Tori Amos’ entire Little Earthquakes album as a benefit concert for SOAR (survivors of abuse in recovery).

In her other lives, Noelle has studied classical music, creative writing at the Kerouac School, lived in Germany for 7 years as an Air Force spouse, and taught thousands of students in the areas of music, theater, writing, and dance. She probably takes herself way too seriously. To make her laugh, please send her pictures of little children wearing mustaches.


Jun 15, 2016
10:00 pm
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Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
196 Allen St.
New York, NY 10002 United States
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