It's almost time for us to make our trek to the Newport Jazz Festival. It's a big year for the festival as it's celebrating 60 years! They've expanded to add a third day, Friday, at The Fort in addition to their evening concert that day at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Check out the daily schedule below…lots of good stuff to see so start planning what sets you want to catch! Click HERE for a print friendly copy.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Monday, July 14, 2014
The Newport Folk Festival is growing near…time to figure out your schedule of which sets you want to catch. I warn you, there will be conflicts…so much to see, so little time! Check it out below! Oh, and if you want to print out a copy, click HERE.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Saint Motel, a fave around the QNYC office, recently released a video for "My Type". The tune is insanely infectious and the clip is fun with a retro vibe. Scroll down a bit, turn up the volume and get caught up in all of the groovy goodness.
The My Type EP is scheduled for release on July 28 via Parlophone Records.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Brooklyn based band Control Group released their new single, "You Can Be The Star" yesterday. The track is from their upcoming debut album, Hot Swap, which is scheduled for release later this summer.
"You Can Be The Star" reminds me of 90's alternative power pop. It's a comfortable sound, but one they make all their own. You can pick up the single HERE.
Control Group will be hitting the stage at Mercury Lounge on Tuesday, July 8. Tickets go on-sale this Friday, June 13 at 12PM. See below for more details.
Tuesday, July 8
217 E Houston Street
New York, NY
Doors: 6:30PM / Set: 7:30PM
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Wednesday, June 11, is the New York premiere of, The Case of the Three Sided Dream, a documentary on Rahsaan Roland Kirk. The Adam Kahan directed film is being held at the IFC Center. See below for more details and to watch the trailer.
Wednesday, June 11
323 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY
Directed by Adam Kahan, the film tells the story of Kirk, who went from a blind infant, to child prodigy, to adult visionary, political activist, and finally to paralyzed showman who toured and played music until the day he died (December 5, 1977).
Take part in a post-film discussion with Kahan, Dorthaan Kirk – Rahsaan’s widow and a founding member of WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM – and trombonist Steve Turre, Kirk’s long-time friend and band member.
For tickets, log on to www.ifccenter.com/films/the-case-of-the-three-sided-dream.
Friday, June 6, 2014
Sioux City Kid will be at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2 this coming Tuesday, June 10 at 10PM. So, in anticipation of the show, it seemed like the perfect time to pose my "If I Dropped By…" questions to Sioux City Kid's Jared Griffin. Now, if you're not familiar, scroll down to the bottom of the post and checkout the band's new single "Heartbreak Shakedown". I think you'll like it.
Quirky NY Chick (QNYC): ... and brought a friend who didn't know your music, what song of yours would you play for them and why?
Jared Griffin (JG): Ol' Tennessee. It's my most personal song.
Los Angeles based band Kan Wakan released their full-length debut, Moving On, this week. Check out the track "Mont Blanc" below.
Kan Wakan emerged in early 2012, the musical brainchild of composer/producer/multi-instrumentalist Gueorgui I. Linev. The Bulgarian-born musician originally set out to create solely instrumental music inspired by his lifelong passion for classical minimalism, but the involvement of chanteuse Kristianne Bautista and producer/guitarist Peter Potyondy rapidly saw the project grow in both scope and purpose.
“Initially the project began as an outlet for me to perform some of my bedroom instrumental ideas with a small chamber ensemble comprised of strings, brass and percussion” Linev says, “At one point it felt natural to me to introduce guitars, keyboard and drums into the mix, and around this time is when I met with Peter and Kristianne. It took a very natural course as we spent the next year or so experimenting together and more like minded musicians came into the mix.”
Friday, May 30, 2014
Check out this clip of "Boulevard" from Tell No Foxx. It was directed by Alec Moore and stars Tristan Heanue and Alicja Ayres.
Tell No Foxx will release their self-titled debut EP on July 4.