BEAU || COOKIES || DONALD CUMMING || HIGH WATER || IDGY DEAN || MACKENZIE || MAINLAND ||
MY BODY || PRINCE RAMA || RUSH MIDNIGHT || THAT WORK || THE DOUGH ROLLERS
BEAU (JUNE 16th, 19th & 20th)
Beau is Heather Golden and Emma Jenney, two New York natives crafting a unique brand of powerfully soulful rock music. In their own words: "Beau is a snapshot. It’s a prism through which we see and understand New York youth rocked by their hope and illusions. It’s where the strange and glamorous live alongside one another, but where all dreams are valid, and where still waters run deep."
DONALD CUMMING OF THE VIRGINS (JUNE 13TH)
Donald Cumming is the lead singer of iconic 00's band, The Virgins—a group whose sound both defines a landmark era in New York rock and roll and encapsulates a pivotal moment in the city's downtown art and music scene.
HIGH WATER (JUNE 10th)
Will Epstein is High Water. He sings, plays the saxophone and the piano and has done so with Nicolas Jaar, Dave Harrington, and their collective group, Bladerunner. High Water released his first EP “The Beautiful Moon” on Jaar’s Other People label in 2013 and plans on releasing his first LP in 2015.
IDGY DEAN (JUNE 12th)
A one-woman psychedelic rock band, with DIY beats and reveries built from the bottom up. Idgy Dean is the solo music project of Brooklynite Lindsay Sanwald. All songs are composed alone, then looped live on stage. Her first full-length record, OMINOUS HARMINUS (engineered by Eli Crews, Spaceman Sound and Astrolith), is due out SEPTEMBER 2015.
MAINLAND (JUNE 11th & 14th)
Mainland's new EP "Shiner" is a confident first studio record. Recorded onto tape the band expands their sound, tying together concrete drums, punchy garage-rock guitar riffs, rhythmic synthesizers, and driving bass lines into catchy rock and roll songs. The sound of the record reflects it's various birthplaces. New York City, Austin, and the California birthplace of the majority of the members.
PRINCE RAMA (JUNE 11TH)
“What the hell is that?” is a question pretty familiar to the controversial Brooklyn band Prince Rama. The answer is far from simple; sisters Taraka and Nimai Larson have lived in ashrams, worked for utopian architects, written manifestos, delivered lectures from pools of fake blood, and conducted group exorcisms disguised as VHS workouts. their often unpredictable live shows incorporate elements of psychedelic ceremony, performance art, and dancefloor initiation rite, and when Animal Collective’s Avey Tare discovered them in a Texas dive bar in 2010, they were equipping the audience with handmade shoes clad with broken chimes.”
RUSH MIDNIGHT (JUNE 16TH)
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Russ Manning joined Twin Shadow in early 2010. While on tour across Europe and Australia, Russ began to write songs in 2 star hotel rooms and mixing the songs in the van. By 2012 Russ had discovered a clear voice of New York in the evening; an alter ego exploration called Rush Midnight. New York label Cascine released his debut EP +1 with production support from George Lewis Jr. With influences spanning from Minneapolis ’80s funk group Change, to The Police and Sade, Rush Midnight currently writes songs in the shadows of his bedroom with the hope of one day writing in the light of the outdoors.
THAT WORK (JUNE 18TH)
That Work is Harry McNally and Kosuke Kasza. Their debut single, "Secret Lover", was released in the summer of 2011, immediately catching the attention of listeners and critics alike. They have since released two more singles "Act Like You Know" and "Soul on Fire", while steadily building a diverse following. Harry and Kosuke are currently recording new material and DJing parties around NYC. 2013 will see a slew of new releases from the pair.
THE DOUGH ROLLERS (JUNE 19TH & 20TH)
The Dough Rollers formed in 2008 when Jack Byrne and Malcolm Ford bonded over a mutual appreciation for blues. Initially, the band started as a two piece but quickly expanded to to fit fiddler and singer Julia Tepper, and began exploring other kinds of music. After a sophomore release, the nomadic duo evolved again - this time into a quartet complete with bass (Josh Barocas) and drums (Kyle Olson). This change allowed the group to blend influences and genres into something distinct. In recent years, the band has toured with Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp and Queens of the Stone Age.