Gallons to Ounces, Minnie Dee, Viva Record Release Party for "Rhinestones And Rust", The Peripherals
Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012 8:00 PM EDT
(7:00 PM Doors)
Sullivan Hall, New York, NY
18 years and over
Gallons to Ounces 11pm
By combining the choicest elements of popular music, Gallons to Ounces make feel-good rock that appeals to any listener. Matt Cummings, Zach Miller and Tom Hatcher blend elements of blues, soul and jazz with infectious riffs that often make you aggressively bop your head. Live shows stress improvisation within an energetic, groove-oriented frame. G2O pays tribute to a great heritage of music with covers of Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan and Tears For Fears. Their refreshing sound, powerful melodies and dynamic performances have propelled G2O into the spotlight. Winning the 2012 Hard Rock Café Rising only confirms that they are the new sound, the sound of DC.
Minnie Dee 10pm
A former star member of the Dance Theater of Harlem, Minnie Dee has toured the world as a professional ballerina and, as an actress, worked in film and TV with acclaimed directors Spike Lee and James Toback. Amazingly, she is even more accomplished as a singer and songwriter, and recently completed work on her debut album, produced by Riley McMahon (Spottiswoode & His Enemies). Influenced equally by Stevie Wonder and ‘60s pop art fashion, Minnie’s music combines super-fun, up-tempo party grooves with positive-message lyrics and sassy, soulful vocals.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dVYpd2N-C4 "Believe" by Minnie Dee
Viva plays guitar like a flaming sword, screaming train or a scratching chicken. She sings like if Freddy Mercury had been a woman and her band sounds kind of like The Pretenders on acid.
The Peripherals 8pm
Talking Band presents The Peripherals, an underground, indie-rock musical. 7pmThe Talking Band's original interdisciplinary performance work has been a cornerstone of New York City's arts scene for 35 years. Founded in 1974 by Paul Zimet, Ellen Maddow, and Tina Shepard, the company has produced over 40 new works marked by a commitment to radical collaboration and a fusion of diverse styles and media. Their latest musical "The Peripherals" was written and composed by Obie-award winner Ellen Maddow.
The Kara Ali Band 7pm
Hailing from the NY Tri-State Area, lead singer and multi-instrumentalist Kara Ali brings soulful sounding vocals and intricate songwriting to a band that crosses many boundaries. Creating a kinetic fusion of blues and rock with jazzy undertones, the Kara Ali Band is energetic, unique and incredibly bold. Take a sip of some of their "Cheap Red Wine" and watch them wow the crowd with energy and punch.
*Any person entering the venue that is under 21 years old will have to pay an additional $5 “ under age fee “ on top of the ticket price. The under aged fan that is paying this fee will get 1 free soft drink ticket so they can get 1 free soft drink at the bar.