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Halloween Tribute Spectacular
Nov 1, 2013 @ 8:00 pm - Nov 2, 2013 @ 3:00 am| Free
BRIDGES AND POWERLINES (AS THE CURE) – (SET TIME: 12:00 AM)
In the decade that has followed 2001, the tone of life in New York City, and largely everywhere else, is often linked to a singular day. Bridges and Powerlines, a NYC based indie pop band, has been a bit obsessed with that lately. To start, their existence is largely due to that event; as four post-2001 NYC expats, Andrew Wood (keys/vocals), David Boyd (guitar/vocals), Keith Sigel (bass/vocals), and Mason Ingram, of Connecticut, Kentucky, North Carolina and Texas respectively, they were all drawn to the city out of the nostalgic goodwill that developed as the nation recovered. For four musically ambitious college radio devotees it didn’t hurt that the city was beginning a rapidly blooming indie pop renaissance.
In the last two years, however, the band has begun to think more about how life had changed after 2001, and devoted much of their energy to writing songs about their memories of the late 90s — remembrance of a confident, prosperous, naïve and ultimately unsustainable America. Their music is equal parts grandiosity and intimacy: psych-informed, experimental songs with chamber pop strings and horns, gospel-influenced percussion, dense backing vocals, looped guitar riffs and propulsive bass lines.
STRAIGHT TO HELL (AS THE CLASH) – (SET TIME: 11:00 PM)
The only Clash tribute band that matters
NEW YORK’S FINEST (AS THE POLICE) – (SET TIME: 10:00 PM)
Featuring Mark Rinzel (The Jupiter Deluxe, The Neutron Drivers and Bubble) – one of the few humans who can play bass and sing like 70’s era Sting, New York’s Finest boasts Oscar Bautista (Session musician, Broadway guitarist for “American Idiot” ) on guitar and Alan Camlet (Paul Collins Beat, Hoboken Recorders recording studio Producer/Engineer) on drums. They play with the intensity of the teenagers they were when cutting their teeth on The Police. Before the “Lute Album,” before he lived in a castle, before the seven-hour yogic sex sessions, and before that Harper’s Bazaar photo shoot, Sting was once cool. New York’s Finest will remind you just how much you miss that guy
MANCIE (AS JOAN JETT) – (SET TIME: 9:00 PM)
MANCIE is a garage rock band led by Andrea Montgomery. Based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. They’ve enthusiastically been called “The Runaways meet Black Sabbath” at a recent show on the up-and-coming New York concert circuit, and the comparison is clear when they bring their gritty distorted guitar parts and emotionally-driven rock sound to the stage.
ONESIE (AS SMASHING PUMPKINS) – (SET TIME: 8:00 PM)
Onesie plays the kind of smart, hooky guitar pop that has occasionally been filed under the endangered species list in the County of Kings. With one foot firmly planted in the Brit Pop songwriting traditions of the 80’s and 90s, and another in the manic yowl of American punk and hardcore, the band deals in the currency of anthems written on the voyage towards modern adulthood, with eyes staring straight into the abyss of an uncertain future.
The project started as a cluster of home recorded guitar pop ditties by prime songwriter Ben Haberland (The Isles, Sport of Kings). As a part time collaborator in several side projects, Ben had the luxury of choosing some great rock warriors to bring into the fold; Matt Beckeymer (Sport of Kings) on keys and guitar, Zach Fanelli (Man Without Plan) on bass, and Finish transplant Tommi Fosstrom on drums (Echo Is Your Love).
The band is currently writing their debut album with hopes for a release in Fall 2013.
STEEVY DEE (DJ SET) – (SET TIME: 1:00 AM)
During the early 2000s, Steve D’Amato ran with a handful of colorful, talented kids who promoted boat and warehouse parties in the midwest and on the east coast. He soon found himself befriending and apprenticing under the artful DJs who fueled his many weekends on the dance floor. Wedded to his newly-found musical soulmate, Steve quickly mastered the art of spinning wax, and has only deepened his love and skill for the ones-and-twos by fully embracing music’s imaginative digital evolution. He draws much inspiration from artists such as Bonobo, Flying Lotus, Frankie Bones, LCD Soundsystem, Mark Farina, and Thievery Corporation. When he gets to control your airwaves, Steevy Dee provides a sound and dance experience that cannot be replicated. When not performing live Steve teaches English Literature, but he also gets to bring his knowledge and passion for DJing to the classroom, where he helped pioneer his high school’s first-ever course in DJ Arts!