We could not be more thrilled to exclusively distribute the Soundtrack to David Grubin’s film Downtown Express, starring the inimitable Nellie McKay and Grammy nominee Philippe Quint. Emmy-winning composer Michael Bacon (and brother/bandmate of Kevin in The Bacon Brothers) co-write the original compositions w/ McKay. Quint contributes beautiful classical renditions of Raff and Tchaikovsky. The album is released June 25th, and we will celebrate the night before MON 6/24 at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theatre near Astor Place. Check out the first single Ain’t No Train on iTunes, or pre-order the album now on Bandcamp!
We’re excited to join DEMETRA for her monthly progressive pop party SFX at R Bar on the Bowery. March’s line-up, on the Spring Equinox (THIS WED 3/20), features Navegante’s new massive REBEL SHIP, bgirl belter ANGI3, electro-duo Faith & Mark, and Mr. Danny Switchblade, keepin it sharp.
Check it! $5 cover – say you’re there for Roc-elle. If you’re low on green, you can comment here for COMP LIST.
w/ DJs AnnaKickArse, Lush, and Demetra :: Visuals by VJ Mamiko Kushida
SHOW ALERT!! Knitting Factory BK TONIGHT
Brooklyn mainstay Zack Hagan is known for his eclectic approach to electronic music production and songwriting, with performances ranging from solo folktronic sets to live improvisational electronica w/ the trio ZXL, and garage rock w/ Motico. He has performed on the mainstage at Camp Bisco and internationally at the NXNE festival in Toronto and Caribbean Holidaze in Jamaica.
Hagan recently released his sixth album since 2008, a 6-song EP entitled Dark Xmas. He will perform it for the first time TONITE w/ co-writer Charles Butler at the weekly VVYNL dance party (Mondays at Knitting Factory Brooklyn), with a band of music-makers gleaned from the bar stools at Williamsburg’s Iona. Dave Arlington of FORTS on drums, Daniel Meredith on bass, and Mabis Chase on violin are the Iona Crew, backing Hagan on his original compositions and a series of unprecedented jams. With Special Guests Charles Butler on banjo and Alan D of Jen Urban & The Box on keys.
“like surfing the Milky Way on a folk song” – CMJ
Knitting Factory ~ 361 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn ~ $5 cover ~ 9pm doors / 10:30 Zack Hagan
Our lovelies Jen Urban & The Box launched their 1st crowdfunding campaign a lil’ while ago, to help them complete their second full-length album and take their epic stageshow on the road! Check out the Kickstarter campaign & BACK IT if you are so inclined! Spread the word & “Like”/Share either way! 19 days to go!!!
We are so excited to team up w/ Planet Connections again in 2013, when both organizations are celebrating their 5th years! Planet Connections Theatre Festivity is an eco-friendly charitable theatre festival taking place in NYC w/ dozens of productions throughout the month of June.
The Music Festival events will take place in Manhattan in June in the vicinity of the Gene Frankel and Robert Moss Theaters where the theatre festivity will run. Last year’s fest took place at Sullivan Hall, Pianos, Bowery Electric, and the Culture Project. Performers included Dynasty Electric, Beautiful Small Machines, Jen Urban & The Box, Alyson Greenfield, KALEN, Renee Cafaro’s Run For Cover, and Luxe Pop to name just a few.
Visit our submission page for more info!
Hey y’all! Here comes Spring…. In like a lion sunnin in the Keys..
It’s been a minute, time we caught up a bit eh?
Zack Hagan interviewed by The Examiner
Zack Hagan recently spoke w/ The Examiner‘s Will Phoenix about his ongoing projects with ZXL, Kalen & the A-listers, and Chaz Butler as well as his solo endeavors. Check out the interview HERE. Then see him live – Lots of shows coming up in April!
Featured Show: Taj Weekes & Adowa Sat 3/10 @ 92Y Tribeca
Taj Weekes was presented with the Humanitarian Award at St. Lucia House’s Independence Gala a few weeks back. He brings his band Adowa to 92Y Tribeca on Saturday for a night of uplifting roots reggae w/ Kevin Kinsella of John Brown’s Body. Get your tix HERE.
Jen Urban & The Box Southeast Tour
JUATB embark on their 1st Southeast tour ever in a little over a week! Come thru if you’re in one of the towns we’re visiting!
3/16 Richmond, VA ~ Canal Club: Gigabytes of Beats presented by EQ Produktions
3/17 Asheville, NC ~ Club Hairspray: St. Paddy’s Day Party!
3/20 Savannah, GA ~ The Wormhole w/ Magic Places
3/21 Atlanta, GA ~ Drunken Unicorn w/ Hunter Valentine & Mama (G)ypsy
3/22 Chapel Hill, NC ~ The Cave (support TBA)
3/29 Philly, PA ~ The Legendary Dobbs w/ Mr. Manic, Echo Endless, Agent Zero
3/30 Washington, DC ~ Phase 1 (support TBA)
1st Annual Roc-elle Records Music Fest
We’re excited to team up w/ the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity in its fourth year, curating an inaugural venture into live music! PCTF is New York’s premiere eco-friendly/socially conscious not-for-profit theatre festival, fostering a diverse cross-section of performances. The Roc-elle Records Music Festival, presented by Planet Connections, will consist of 4 nights of music during the Festivity, btwn May 31st & June 21st. Artists can submit for free via Reverbnation thru March 22nd! A passion for theatre and/or charitable causes is a plus! Get more info HERE
3/10 Taj Weekes & Adowa @ 92Y Tribeca
+ Flavorpill Presents Analog Fire
3/11 Swiss Chris’ Jam Session @ Bamboo
3/16 – 3/30 Jen Urban & The Box Spring Tour
3/23 Baby Brother in LIC
3/24 Alyson Greenfield @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
4/24 ZXL, The Identifiers w/ special guests, and Tif B @ Arlene’s Grocery
5/8 Luxe Pop @ Spike Hill
5/31 – 6/21 Roc-elle Records Music Fest presented by Planet Connections
Here it is! Many Many thanks are due to all involved in the production!
also check out this Behind The Scenes Making Of segment from AnddyRadio! Yeah… we know it’s December, but perfection takes time… ;P
We celebrated the release of Jen Urban & The Box‘s new single AEON and its remixes + the video premiere of “21” on Friday… and what a time it was! Mr. Manic from Philly kicked the nite off w/ a slammin DJ set (check out his remix HERE). The adorable MC Tom Charles (also a Philly boy) warmed up the crowd w/ his sick flows, and BreakNeck (see his remix) closed things out w/ a bang. JUATB and their dancers brought it, and the audience was treated to the FIRST EVER viewing of the official “21″ music video!!
Those who missed this epic night can check out the video next week. In the meantime, here’s some footage from the show! Thanks to Christopher Hayes (ReptileMind.tv) & Robert Ramsay (LiveMusicBites.com) for shooting, cutting & posting!!
Click for Video HERE
That’s right! Cover Me has named its Top 15 Covers EPs of 2011, and Rock Out With Your Glockenspiel Out, Alyson Greenfield‘s 5-song album featuring interpretations of hits by Coolio, LL Cool J, Ace of Base, Kelis, and Inner Circle is #2!
Check out the review HERE
The video for “Mama Said Knock You Out” will premiere in early 2012… keep an eye out!
In “On the Move,” buzzy synths and punchy disco drums create a bright, youthful and fun vibe somewhere between an upbeat Phil Collins track and Ke$ha. On lead vocals, Jen Urban brings sass and sparkle to her portrayal of a fun-loving protagonist who literally doesn’t know how to slow down – and likes it that way.