Tue Jun 5 2012

8:00 PM - 12:30 AM (Doors 8:00 PM)

Middle East - Downstairs

472 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02139

Ages 18+

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Tuesday, June 5 | The Middle East Downstairs

The Middle East presents:
The Foreign Exchange
(Phonte + Nicolay)
with Zo!, Sy Smith, Jeanne Jolly, and live band

18+
8:00 pm doors
Tickets are $20 in advance & $25 day of show/at the door

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Advance ticket sales typically stop one hour before doors open day of show (at DAY OF SHOW price). Any remaining tickets will be available after doors open -- CASH ONLY. Headliners always go on later than openers, and all set times are subject to change without notice. Set times are announced day of show, and are available by calling the Middle East Box Office -- (617) 864-3278 -- dial *(star)100 for a recorded listing, or ext. 221 for questions.

VALID I.D. is required for entry to ALL 18+ and 21+ events. All ticket holders will be carded regardless of apparent age. NO I.D.=  NO ENTRY, NO EXCEPTIONS.

Ticket valid for 20% OFF your meal, day of show, at the Middle East!

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The Middle East presents
The Foreign Exchange, (Phonte + Nicolay) , Zo! , Sy Smith , and Jeanne Jolly / live band

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  • The Foreign Exchange

    The Foreign Exchange

    R&B

    BIOGRAPHY

    Representative of how the Internet can aid in creating music, the Foreign Exchange started when Little Brother rapper Phonte heard a beat on Okayplayer.com by Dutch producer Nicolay and asked if he could lay some vocals over it. Nicolay agreed, and the song "Light It Up" appeared shortly after as the B-side to "Whatever You Say" off Little Brother's 2003 album, The Listening. Relying mainly on instant messaging and e-mail, the duo continued to work together, with Nicolay sending beats to Phonte, who would add vocals and send them back until they had enough tracks together to form an album. Not once during the entire process of making their debut, Connected, which came out in 2004, did the members of the Foreign Exchange speak over the phone or in person. Due in part to an increasing production load, Nicolay moved to the States, and Leave It All Behind, the second FE album -- more R&B-oriented than the debut -- was recorded. Released in 2008 and featuring a handful of stunning videos, its lead single, "Daykeeper," was nominated for a 2010 Grammy in the category of Best Urban/Alternative Performance (and lost to India.Arie's "Pearls"). After assisting two of their associates, YahZarah (The Ballad of Purple St. James) and Zo! (SunStorm), with albums, the Foreign Exchange released Authenticity. All three albums were issued in 2010 through The Foreign Exchange Music. A DVD/CD set, Dear Friends: An Evening with the Foreign Exchange, followed in 2011.

    - Marisa Brown (All Music Guide)

  • (Phonte + Nicolay)

    (Phonte + Nicolay)

    Rock

  • Zo!

    Zo!

    R&B

  • Sy Smith

    Sy Smith

    R&B

  • Jeanne Jolly

    Jeanne Jolly

    Folk

  • live band

    live band

    Rock

The Middle East presents

The Foreign Exchange, (Phonte + Nicolay) , Zo! , Sy Smith , and Jeanne Jolly / live band

Tue Jun 5 2012 8:00 PM - 12:30 AM

(Doors 8:00 PM)

Middle East - Downstairs Cambridge MA
The Foreign Exchange, (Phonte + Nicolay), Zo!, Sy Smith, Jeanne Jolly, live band
  • Sorry, you missed this event.
  • Check out other similar events on TicketWeb.

Ages 18+

Tuesday, June 5 | The Middle East Downstairs

The Middle East presents:
The Foreign Exchange
(Phonte + Nicolay)
with Zo!, Sy Smith, Jeanne Jolly, and live band

18+
8:00 pm doors
Tickets are $20 in advance & $25 day of show/at the door

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Advance ticket sales typically stop one hour before doors open day of show (at DAY OF SHOW price). Any remaining tickets will be available after doors open -- CASH ONLY. Headliners always go on later than openers, and all set times are subject to change without notice. Set times are announced day of show, and are available by calling the Middle East Box Office -- (617) 864-3278 -- dial *(star)100 for a recorded listing, or ext. 221 for questions.

VALID I.D. is required for entry to ALL 18+ and 21+ events. All ticket holders will be carded regardless of apparent age. NO I.D.=  NO ENTRY, NO EXCEPTIONS.

Ticket valid for 20% OFF your meal, day of show, at the Middle East!

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