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Diet Cig / PWR BTTMMonday, June 1, 2015, 8:00 pmDiet Cig
Diet Cig is a pop/rock band from New Paltz, New York fronted by Alex Luciano with Noah Bowman of Earl Boykins (Forged Artifacts) on drums. The five songs on their debut EP, Over Easy, written by Luciano in the comfort of her bedroom, capture the innocence of adolescence and infatuation. Recorded on Halloween 2014 with Christopher Daly at Salvation Recording Company in New Paltz (Porches, Quarterbacks, Earl Boykins) and mastered by Jamal Ruhe at West West Side Music, Over Easy was released digitally and on cassette in February 2015 with the support of Father/Daughter Records.
PWR BTTM is a band fronted by Liv Bruce and Benjamin Walter Hopkins. Originally from Boston, the two formed as a joke at Bard College and released their first collection of demos, Cinderella Beauty Shop, in May of 2014. This fall, PWR BTTM collaborated with Jawbreaker Reunion on a split EP called Republican National Convention and were featured as Stereogum's band to watch for the month of February 2015. Their debut LP, Ugly Cherries, is to be released by Father/Daughter and Miscreant Records later this year.$10 in advance / $12 day of show
Tor Miller / JanitaSaturday, June 6, 2015, 8:00 pmTor Miller
New Yorker and indie pop singer Tor Miller’s song "Headlights" is what brought him into the spotlight 18 months ago. Glassnote Records—home to artists such as Mumford & Sons, Phoenix, Childish Gambino, and Chvrches—picked up on the buzz that was rapidly building about Miller, and last year, he signed to the label. "Headlights" has become the title track on his new EP, which also includes "Hold the Phone," a song from his dorm days that he first recorded on his iPhone. But it is his song "Midnight" that most captures Miller’s impassioned musicianship and his abiding love for the city he was forced to abandon temporarily as a teen. Its hymnal cadences are a clear trademark. Now, determined not to play it safe or smooth off the rough edges in his songs, Miller is working on his debut album at London’s Eastcote studios with producer Eliot James (Noah and the Whale, Two Door Cinema Club, Plan B, Bloc Party).
The buzz and anticipation surrounding Brooklyn-based artist Janita (pronounced YA-nee-tuh) is as unsurprising as it is palpable. Standing room–only concerts and sold-out festivals have cemented her reputation as an electrifying singer-songwriter and an artist whose breakthrough moment has arrived.$10 in advance / $12 general admission
H.U.M.A.N.W.I.N.E. / The Folks Below / Bury Me StandingWednesday, June 10, 2015, 8:00 pmH.U.M.A.N.W.I.N.E.
H.U.M.A.N.W.I.N.E. keeps audiences on their toes by taking local musicians and performers and throwing them into the mix to create a very different live show each time. Passionate, award-winning vocalist Holly Brewer (the Folks Below) cowrites and performs with acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Matthew McNiss (TI:ME:ST:AMP) to elaborate on the fictional land they call Vinland. They have been releasing all of their material with a Creative Commons license through their own record label, Nervous Relatives, since 2002.
The Folks Below reclaim and weave stories from the underbelly of a burning city once consigned to oblivion.
Bury Me Standing was cofounded by Bulgarian marimbist Vessela Stoyanova, who grew up behind the Iron Curtain listening to American metal, and American prog-rock drummer Nate Greenslit, who became enamored of Balkan folk music. The band’s core personnel is rounded out by Tunisian violinist/vocalist Yasmine Azaiez, who left the classical world for the avant garde, and American bassist Tony Leva, who is influenced by free jazz.$12 general admission
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