Mon Oct 7 2013

8:00 PM (Doors 6:00 PM)

Highline Ballroom

431 W. 16th Street New York, NY 10011

All Ages

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Highline Ballroom & Giant Step Present
Alice Russell
Marques Toliver

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  • Alice Russell

    Alice Russell

    R&B

    Soul era-inspired U.K. vocalist Alice Russell, if anything a child of Chaka Khan, became increasingly known throughout the early 2000s with her contributions to recordings from Bah Samba, Quantic, TM Juke, and Nostalgia 77, and she also released some ambitious albums for the Tru Thoughts label. Under the Munka Moon (2004) and My Favourite Letters (2005) jumped over several pigeonholes from track to track, at various times falling in line with later 4hero (?? la Creating Patterns and Play with the Changes), throwback funk, folk-soul, and modern organic R&B. Under the Munka Moon II (2006) was a hodgepodge set including the Bugz in the Attic mix of her collaboration with Susumu Yokota, a cover of Idris Muhammad's blissed-out Paradise Garage classic "Could Heaven Ever Be Like This." Pot of Gold, produced by TM Juke and released during the tail end of 2008, came out through the Six Degrees label and was firmly rooted in late-'60s soul. ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi

  • Marques Toliver

    Marques Toliver

    R&B

    While Toliver seemed to burst onto the scene via the UK with an arresting performance on "Later With Jools Holland", and a declaration from Adele as her "new favourite artist," his story begins many years ago in Florida. It was there he began his training in classical violinist at the age of 10, and would later enroll in music school. Frustrated with academia however, and keen to throw him-self into the real world of music making. Toliver took a leap of faith and traveled to New York City. Through busking in subways and working as a freelance musician, he was noticed by and quickly made friends with fellow artists. Soon enough he found himself playing live and on records for the likes of Holly Miranda, Grizzly Bear, and Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson.

    Not content to sit still, he would again throw caution to the wind and move to London, where after winning over that city's musical landscape in similar fashion, he signed to Bella Union and released his well-received debut EP Butterflies Are Not Free. Following world wide tours in support of the EP, he would begin work on the mixtape Studying For My Ph. D, a cornucopia of music, speech, loops, and news reports from the London Riots. Toliver described the project as "my way to apply my skills as arranger and beat maker." Through the mixtape he would also delve in to some of the themes and ideas that would eventually influence his full-length debut Land of CanAan, a work brimming with his own unique R&B and Classical music influences. "I take my own route," he says of his adventurous life to date. All in all, Land of CanAan is where R&B meets Classical Music.

Highline Ballroom & Giant Step Present

Alice Russell
Marques Toliver

Mon Oct 7 2013 8:00 PM

(Doors 6:00 PM)

Highline Ballroom New York NY
Alice Russell, Marques Toliver
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All Ages

Special offer for American Express® Cardmembers to select Highline Ballroom events. Get your ticket before the general public!

American Express® presale begins Wednesday, July 17 at noon. Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, July 19.