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Portishead Tribute for the 20th Anniversary of Dummy
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:00 am| $5
Dani Mari & Will Hanza present a tribute to Portishead’s Dummy for the 20th Anniversary of the album. 11 bands will be performing one song from Dummy and one original song. It Could Be a Sweet night of music! See below for a list of performers. More performers will be announced soon!
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. She has collaborated with FEAR CLUB from Paris, Sun Glitters and was formally in the dreampop duo, Lockets. She has performed at SXSW, The Philadelphia Folk Festival, Musikfest, Johnny Brenda’s, World Cafe Live, Glasslands Gallery, Rockwood Music Hall and many other venues. In addition she has performed with acts such as St. Lucia, Twin Sister, Exitmusic, Widowspeak, Mates of State, Patti Smith, Edward Sharp & the Magnetic Zeros, Of Montreal and more. Dani Mari is currently working with the folk-pop band Lovers League and is set to release a wider body of work for her solo project with boutique art label, Someplace Called Brooklyn. With nothing more than an acoustic guitar 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.
“Bursting with musical and spiritual energy, lush soundscapes, and riveting musicianship… The driving force is his own restless, intertwined musical and spiritual energy… with haunting vocals in the manner of early Pink Floyd and King Crimson.” Currently guitarist for Kalen & The Sky Thieves. Also, Owl & Wolf and other projects.
Ponyhof is the new project of New York-based singer and musician Carrie Erving. Ponyhof’s debut album “Empires,” which will be released on Jan 20th 2014, was written and produced by Erving and mixed by former DFA producer Eric Broucek (Eleanor Friedberger, LCD Soundsystem, !!!).
We are Warriors
We are Warriors, a Brooklyn-based indie folk rock trio featuring singer/songwriter Melissa Pelino (Snowbear, Space Kadet), guitarist Louis Pelino (Bend, Mike Brindisi), and keyboardist A.J. Khaw (Luminosa Project). Formed in early 2014, their original music is curiously mellow and passionate. Influences rooted in Folk, jazz and Americana with melodic lines that will swirl around in your head for weeks. We are Warriors, invites the listener to explore the idea of what we as humans seek to stand for and fight for.
Mr. Tough was formed in Harlem in early 2010. At it’s core, the keyboard/drum duo consists of Steve Okonski and Justin James Hampton who both hail from a small town in southeast Michigan. Mr. Tough pulls from a lot of influences to create their own original music and unique covers while bringing in musicians from different backgrounds to contribute their own ideas. After spending a year residency playing every Saturday night with different personnel at Skytown in Bushwick, Mr. Tough is back with a new set of music and a distinctly new style that is sure to get that body moving.
Generating “the soundtrack to culture clash,” Chris Zurich’s music is an accurate representation of his impassioned mission statement, “creating a sound that doesn’t exclude highlights from any genre, a fusion that is designed to connect people or groups that wouldn’t naturally collide.”
Kalen & The Sky Thieves
Jay Giacomazzo, Will Hanza, and Wayan Zoey met as musical competitors. Despite being bested by Will and Jay, Wayan sought to turn the opposition in to a coalition and the three began jamming together purely for the enjoyment of playing with like-minded people. Concurrently, Kalen had reached out to Wayan in regards to providing the rhythmic drive behind her performances. A fortunate side-effect of Wayan’s tendency to overbook himself was the chance encounter between Kalen and the as-yet unnamed trio of instrumentalists. Following an abbreviated courtship, all four members of the band found themselves saying “It’s not you, it’s me” to their other long-term commitments so that the Sky Thieves could be born.