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Radiohead Tribute for The Bends presented by Dani Mari & Will Hanza
Feb 26, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - Feb 27, 2015 @ 2:00 am| $5
Do you have The Bends? Dani Mari & Will Hanza present a night of music in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Radiohead’s album The Bends. 12 bands will perform their versions of songs from the album and a few original tunes.
Thursday, February 26th
Door open at 7:30pm – $5
93 N. 6th St
Tickets available at http://ticketf.ly/1tRkQDY
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Owl and Wolf
Folktress Dani Mari has combined forces with the experimental sounds of Will Hanza. Their union infuses influences from americana, blues and folk music. The mixture of acoustic instruments with sultry melodies and harmonies create a sound that can be described as Dark Folk. The duo is set to release more music in the upcoming year.
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.
“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).
Godmaker, n. ˈgäd-mā-kər – One who formulates or originates an image or conception of God, or of a god or gods.
No better way to describe this band: the world will throw you expectations and models, and expect you to follow their guidelines and examples. They will try to squeeze you into a category — preferably a *really* marketable one — to be packaged and processed… you know the drill. But you also know it’s your choice to comply… or not to. Follow their idols or make your own. Choose.
From whisper-quiet to ear-splittingly loud; from overly technical to swinging as hard as they can; from bursts of virtuosity to utter, sparse minimalism, from utter hopelessness to shit-eating grins…. you can lob all the standard ‘no boundaries’ cliches you can come up with at these guys…but chances are you’ll enjoy the ride.
Johnny Butler’s Raise It Up EP takes the saxophone into another dimension with a provocative style that is as thoughtful as it is danceable. With a formidable 7-track lineup of original songs, Raise it Up includes a smorgasbord of free/uncleared samples and instrumental contributions by Kassa Overall (Geri Allen, Vijay Iyer, KOOL AD) on drums, Aidan Carroll (Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Melody Gardot) on bass, and JJ Byars (Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Hungry Hands) on alto saxophone.
Chelsea Sue Allen
“In a little more than a year, Allen has established herself as a fresh new voice on the music scene. Her self-produced debut album “Tiny Prizes,” released in December, is a true revelation. The 11 songs straddle numerous genres while immersing the listener in a lush, moody atmosphere, while Allen’s narrative lyrics paint ambient landscapes in songs that often eschew the traditional musical conventions of rhyme and cadence. Instead, Allen and her music take their time to properly tell their stories to their conclusion. The result is a sound that is as distinctive as it is captivating.”
“You could label the delicate, dreamy songs of
multi-instrumentalist Chelsea Sue Allen “chamber pop” and you wouldn’t be wrong, exactly. But there’s far more to the Downington singer-songwriter’s method, as shown on her sensational new album, Tiny Prizes.”
Second Sky is the trio of Billy Medina, Wes DiIorio and Bill Lascek-Speakman. The sound they create blends past with future, and organic with electronic.
With a foundation in Trip-Hop, the band’s music blends elements of Pop, Classical Indian Music, Shoegaze, Chillwave, Disco and more into a concoction that always manages to come out sounding distinctly Second Sky.
“Their sound is a dreamy, male vocal led dub that shares living space in most cases with an abstract, relaxed notion of the 60s mod sound.”
Erin Hill is a NYC-based singer, harpist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, screenwriter, actor and science fiction geek. She’s had a #1 album on the Billboard world chart, and in the Top 40 on the Independent chart. She’s a singer, songwriter and musician on the Dream Jam Band’s major label debut on EMI. She’s played and sung with Kanye West, Enya, a-ha, Cyndi Lauper, Levon Helm, moby, Randy Newman, Joan Osborne, Sinead O’Connor, etc. and has played solo at The Royal Albert Hall. She is also known as The Pretty White Girl from Comedy Central’s Chappelle’s Show.
The Seventh Word
The Seventh Word play and write songs together in a room under train tracks in Brooklyn, NY. Their first album as a duo is called Gold & Gravity. It was recorded in a barn, in two weeks, in June, and pounded into submission in New York City.
Kalen & The Sky Thieves
Mixing disparate influences of jazz, folk, psychedelica and funk with the common denominator of old fashioned rock and roll, Kalen & the Sky Thieves have been bringing their magic to increasingly large audiences across the Northeast. Kalen Lister has been writing music since her hands were big enough to work a piano. 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. 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. Bluebird, the band’s debut LP, was just released on Ropeadope Records in the Fall of 2014. KST are looking forward to expanding their sphere of influence through touring in support of the album.
Listening to Aabaraki is like taking a late night subway ride deep into the heart of Brooklyn (with some friends you just met, headed to a party in some abandoned building). Everything is coming at you fast and furious, but with a depth and underlying meaning that might take hours or days to truly understand.
With an “alt-soul” sound described as “Gnarls Barkley meets The Black Keys,” the four-piece band consists of guitarist Brian Forbes, vocalist/keyboardist Akie Bermiss, drummer Attis Clopton, and bassist Ari Folman-Cohen. “Akie’s voice is the guide and conscience,” says Brian, who is also the band’s founder. “His soulful intellect and passionate fire lead you on an evolving journey and you’re never sure exactly where you’ll wind up. ” The band follows suit with electrifying guitar and production; deep, throbbing bass lines and a “constant pocket” on the drums that keep heads nodding. The result is a slow burn that spontaneously erupts into a full-on frenzy.