Wed Oct 16 2019
7:00 PM (Doors 6:30 PM)
$12.00 - $25.00
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CEG & Mondo.NYC Presents
Adam Ahuja [looping-artist & 1manband ]
Female-fronted, multi-instrumentalist power trio, The Accidentals(Sav Buist, Katie Larson, and Michael Dause) kicked off 2018 with the release of their debut album, Odyssey, with Sony Masterworks. They followed the album release with two-hundred days of touring nationally, seventeen festivals, sync placement with Turner Classic Movies, FOX sports, and a RAM Trucks BANDvan #tourtough commercial.
They released their single, "Heavy Flag," produced by John Congleton (St. Vincent, Lana Del Ray) in October, and followed that with a self -titled Live EP. They aren’t slowing down going into 2019. They are currently scoring an indie film, touring, teaching workshops, guesting with a seventy-two piece orchestra and recording new music w/ Tucker Martine (Neko Case, The Decemberists)
PopMatters says you can’t define them by comparison to any one band, comparing them to a mash up of influences including, “The Beatles, Decemberists, Sufjan Stevens, Led Zeppelin, Ani Difranco, Neko Case, Brandi Carlile, etc." NPR says “they display equal interest in the focused musical forms of indie rock and pop and the expansive potential of orchestral arrangements, jam band open-endedness and impressionistic singer-songwriter expression,” adding, “they might be the most compelling songwriters of our time."
Honeysuckle is a progressive folk act that blends older influences and traditional instrumentation with modern effects and inspiration. Comprised of Holly McGarry, Benjamin Burns, and Chris Bloniarz, this Boston based trio can frequently be found performing across the country, and playing alongside bands like Del and Dawg, The David Grisman Sextet, The Ballroom Thieves, Boy & Bear, Kitchen Dwellers, John Craigie and others. Honeysuckle was chosen as a Converse Rubber Tracks artist, has recorded an Audiotree session, and performed at Lollapalooza, Mountain Jam, and Newport Folk Festival. They were named by NPR as one of the Top 10 bands of 2016 So Far, and in 2018 they received the honor of Best Folk Artist of the Year at the Boston Music Awards.
Honeysuckle's new single "Fire Starter" was released in April by AntiFragile Music. Their previous releases "Catacombs" (2017 LP), "Honeysuckle" (2016 LP) and "Arrows" (2015 EP ), will be followed with a 3rd full-length album slated for a June 21 release on AntiFragile Music.
Dirty Bird hails from the concrete woodlands of New York City, and consists of Christie Belanger, Melissa Escudero, Natasha Thweatt, Nick Katz, John Crisan, Eli Greenhoe and Blake Suben. With roots going back to New York’s renowned arts school LaGuardia High School, the members of Dirty Bird reconnected in 2016, and in true New York style bring a wide variety of musical backgrounds—ranging from jazz to bluegrass to classical—together in one vibrant and wholly original folk sound.Since forming, the band has presented powerful performances to venues including Bowery Ballroom, Mercury Lounge, Mass MoCa and Radio Bean, and the Northside Music Festival. Dirty Bird brings both new and long-devoted audiences intimate, poetic lyrics charged by three-part harmony and lively, distinctive arrangements. Soulful, harmonious, and ever-evolving, Dirty Bird’s music redefines what it means to be a folk band.
NYC-based Adam Ahuja is a live-looping artist, keyboardist, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist who melds jazz, rock, funk, soul and electronic music into a fluid style. He has drawn international recognition touring independently as an artist and as a past member of acts such as Robert Randolph & Family Band and the Ana Popovic Band. In 2017, Ahuja released the critically-acclaimed album “Ubiquity,” on which he composed and performed all music, including keyboards, guitar, bass, drums, and voice, and wrote the lyrics. The album was released on Infinity Gritty, a label/consultancy founded by Ahuja in partnership with Grammy-Winning Ropeadope Records. When Adam plays live, he offers what he calls a “neolive” experience: one in which he performs and loop-records various instruments on stage, including keyboards, key-bass, drumpads and vocals, often inviting interactive participation from audience members. Ahuja’s adept performances, charisma, and novel approach to the “one man band” paradigm have made him a widely viewed social media presence with individual videos generating over 50,000 views