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Lion O. King, Steve Katz, Khaled Dajani
Aug 28, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pmFree
7:30pm- Lion O. King
Genre: Blues, Folk, Singer-Songwriter
For fans of: JJ Cale, Kurt Cobain, Paolo Nutini, The Black Keys
I was born in Ethiopia in 1989. As a teenager, I wanted to become a professional cyclist. Then I started smoking and playing the guitar. I went to Berlin at the age of 19 and started studying philosophy. I dropped out and now I live the existence of a struggling musician.
“Like a One-Two punch from Ali himself- beauty & the opening from
crysalis to schmetterling.” – Jeffrey DeVito, CEO of “Triplandia”/”What A Trip”
“Among the best songwriters in the contest”- Rolling Stone Magazine
8pm- Steve Katz
Genre: singer songwriter/acoustic/folk
For fans of: Jose Gonzalez/Damien Rice/David Gray/Gordon Lightfoot
Originally from Belgium, Katz lived in Israel for many years and traveled around the world mostly in India where he spent close to one year. Steve has lived in NYC since 2010 and released an EP called Barricades in 2012.
“I sense that Steve Katz is on the verge of commercial breakthrough with his music.” – Joe Ross, CD Insight
“Barricades is a confident five-song debut EP from newcomer Steve Katz…Barricades should serve as a perfect demo to intrigue any record company interested in this breed of pop.” – Wes Britton, Blog Critics
“I always say that really good music— the music that is far above the norm— defies genre. These five songs are defiant as hell.” – Frank Gutch, Rockandreprise
9pm- Khaled Dajani
Genre: Rock with a blend of Spanish and Middle Eastern
For fans of: Incubus, Jeff Buckley, Tool
Khaled is a groundbreaking artist whose unique brand of Alternative World Fusion music combines hard rock, Spanish style guitar and Middle Eastern music elements into one explosive listening experience. Khaled’s latest album, “Luci”, was released on January 2013 to a sold out performance at NYC’s Pianos. Since then, Dajani and his band performed all over New York as well as a successful 14 date East Coast Tour in the Fall of 2013. Khaled also appeared on International TV on MBC’s Kalam Nawaem, TEDxGramercy and NPR’s Voice of America.
“If you’re looking for a fresh sound that fuses together a variety of influences for music that never misses a beat, then you should definitely give Khaled Dajani and his album Luci a listen” ~ This is Rock Candy
“The verdict: eclectic, impassioned and a welcome break from the norm.” ~ Sound of Confusion, U.K. Music Blog
“…Mad World, Khaled Dajani hit me hard and I can’t stop listening to it…One thing is for sure: Khaled Dajani needs to be heard.” ~ Nothing but Hope & Passion