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XYLOPHOLKS

Xylofolks

The XYLOPHOLKS are a dynamic group of musicians who mostly play novelty ragtime music from the 1920′s (featuring the xylophone!). They do so while wearing furry animal costumes. The XYLOPHOLKS wish to make people happy and perhaps even dance.

Location: 62nd & Broadway
Time: 6:00 | 7:00 | 8:00

October 10, 2013

Charlotte Sometimes

Charlotte Sometimes

Before celebrating her 25th birthday, indie-pop songstress Charlotte Sometimes already found herself praised by critics and superstars alike. As Blake Shelton, her coach on NBC’s The Voice put it, “She’s a true artist and true artists have visions.”

This vision is perfectly captured on Charlotte’s latest EP, Circus Head, a 5 song gem, showcasing her signature style which “earns her instant attention” (The New York Times). From the infectiously catchy opener, “Brilliant Broke and Beautiful,” to the sentimental “Paint The Sky,” Circus Head puts Charlotte’s strong and attention grabbing vocals on display atop perfectly crafted pop hooks.

In addition to making the top 24 on Season 2 of The Voice, Charlotte Sometimes has been named a VH1 “You Oughta Know” artist and one of the “Top 100 Bands You Need To Know” by Alternative Press magazine. She has toured in support of Butch Walker, Gavin Degraw, Pat Monahan and The Hush Sound. During the summer of 2013, she returned to the Vans Warped Tour.

Location: Century 21 Department Store – Broadway at 66th Street
Time: 6:00pm | 7:00pm | 8:00pm

October 9, 2013

Kate Davis presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center

Kate DavisCited as a “talent not to be missed” by the Herald Tribune, Kate Davis, singer/songwriter and bassist, is a multi-talented artist performing in diverse venues ranging from The Kennedy Center, The Blue Note (NYC), Lincoln Center, and Rockwood Music Hall.

Kate began playing piano and violin at a young age, performing as first chair in youth orchestras and later winning in state solo competitions on both violin and bass. She received national recognition in high school for bass and singing as a Silver Winner through the National YoungArts Program. She is a recipient of four Downbeat Magazine Student Music Awards, a double invitee to the Brubeck Summer Jazz Colony, and bassist in the Grammy Jazz Ensemble. In 2009, she was selected as a Presidential Scholar of the Arts, which included a White House visit.

Kate has been featured at the Ringling International Arts Festival in Sarasota, FL and at the University of Vermont as part of the Lane Series. She has been heard many times on radio and seen on TV including WBGO in NY and KATU’s AM Northwest. In 2010 she participated in the National Arts Policy Roundtable in Sundance UT, where she joined Kerry Washington and Bob Balaban speaking to government representatives about the importance of arts advocacy. Kate recently spoke and performed at TEDx Portland. ASCAP selected Kate to attend the prestigious 2012 ASCAP Foundation Paul Cunningham writing workshop, and she emerged as the recipient of the Robert Allen award for her original song, “Movie”.

Originally from Portland, OR, Kate moved to NYC to study at the Manhattan School of Music supported by the Clement Meadmore, and the Joseph McCrindle scholarships.

Location: Time Warner Center, 2nd Floor
Time: 8:00pm

October 9, 2013

The High & Mighty Brass Band

HMBB

 

The High and Mighty Brass Band! (HMBB!) is a party in progress. Their performances are both fiercely entertaining and refreshingly inspiring. Their sound is a mix of classic New Orleans Funk, R&B and more modern influences of Afro-Beat and Hip Hop.  Beginning with a heavily percussive and tribal groove, the horns weave through solos, building and stretching the energy to its limits.

“Rolling 7 deep,” HMBB includes Kevin Louis on Trumpet, Chad Gales on Alto Sax, Mark Williams on Trombone, Ron Caswell on Tuba, Jesse Barnes on Guitar, Evan Howard on Drums and Jamie Neumann, Dancer and Percussionist: everyone sings and everyone plays.

Beginning with a heavily percussive and tribal groove, the horns weave through solos, building and stretching the energy to its limits.

Location: Marching through Lincoln Square
Time: All Evening

 

October 9, 2013

Blackout

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Blackout is a New York City based, co-ed a cappella group that was formed in June of 2012.  Made up of a diverse group of individuals, this twelve-person ensemble is comprised of elementary school teachers, PhD students, future doctors, artists, public relations executives, and many more.  Despite these differences, Blackout focuses on singing contemporary pop and has performed at a variety of venues throughout New York including Arlene’s Grocery, David Burke Townhouse, Sprinkles Cupcakes, The Bitter End, Highline Ballroom, and even a rooftop in Brooklyn.  They aim to reinvent a cappella with innovative arrangements, diverse song choices and an overall signature sound.

Location: 1900 Broadway between 63rd and 64th Streets
Time: 7:00pm | 8:10pm

October 9, 2013

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