Tue Oct 21 2014

5:00 PM (Doors 4:30 PM)

The Marlin Room at Webster Hall

125 East 11th St. New York, NY 10003


Ages 18+

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Webster Hall Presents
BalconyTV CMJ Showcase w/ Little Daylight, Carousel, MOTHXR & more!

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    Catey Shaw truly got her start underground- in the New York City subways. She played a beat-up ukulele for spare change until her current manager, Jay Levine, scooped her up from the train platform and into the recording studio. 

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Webster Hall Presents

BalconyTV CMJ Showcase w/ Little Daylight, Carousel, MOTHXR & more!

Tue Oct 21 2014 5:00 PM

(Doors 4:30 PM)

The Marlin Room at Webster Hall New York NY
BalconyTV CMJ Showcase w/ Little Daylight, Carousel, MOTHXR & more!
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$15.00 Ages 18+

This event is in The Marlin Room at Webster Hall