Ryan Fagman & The Gaze, Phil and the Osophers, The Bushwick Hotel, Danielle Schwob, Bill Bartholomew and Gabriela Rassi, The Kickback

Ryan Fagman & The Gaze

Phil and the Osophers

The Bushwick Hotel

Danielle Schwob

Bill Bartholomew and Gabriela Rassi

The Kickback

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Ryan Fagman & The Gaze - (Set time: 12:00 AM)
Ryan Fagman & The Gaze
Ryan Fagman & The Gaze are an art rock trio formed in NYC. The musicians, Ryan Fagman (guitar, vocals) Franklin Zitter (bass, vocals) & Travis Satten (drums, keys) bring various influences to the band's formidable dynamic. While channeling elements of rock, jazz, funk, punk, and classical music, Ryan Fagman & The Gaze consistently deliver charged live performances that focus on pure musicianship, unlike many other bands that predominate the current music scene. Come witness for yourself what has been described as "The best music in the world. Ever."
Phil and the Osophers - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Phil and the Osophers
Phil and the Osophers are a noted three piece band from Brooklyn via San Francisco. They have recorded 6 full length records and a Christmas EP, and are readying a simultaneous release of 2 LPs. They have a rhythmic indie pop sound with an emphasis on philosophical lyrics. They have shared the stage with the likes of Art Brut, Les Savy Fav and Passion Pit.
The Bushwick Hotel - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
The Bushwick Hotel
Gregory Ferreira and Friends comprises the collective projects that Greg is part of including The Suitcase Album and The Bushwick Hotel.

The Bushwick Hotel is currently working on an upcoming album.
Danielle Schwob - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Danielle Schwob
Danielle Eva Schwob is a London-born but New York-based musician whose creative work spans multiple genres. A composer, songwriter, guitarist and singer who grew up performing in bands, improvising and writing songs, she later found her way to concert music: a discovery that broadened and shaped her compositional voice significantly. Now she continues to work in both concert and popular idioms and is interested in projects that challenge her to connect these two disparate worlds.

Her music has been described as “ominous...satisfyingly dark” (Sequenza21), “truly terrific” (WRIU 90.3FM), “dark and beautiful” (Consequence of Sound) and an “emotional exorcism” (SonicScoop), and has been featured on NPR's blog, Deceptive Cadence. Often noted for its strong use of melody and evocative sound worlds, it has also been broadcast on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network, WRIU 90.3FM and WVVY 93.7FM, earning her honours from the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Con Edison/Exploring the Metropolis, MATA, the Margaret Sanders Foundation, NYU and MSU. Her talents have been featured at venues including Galapagos Art Space, Lincoln Center, Joe’s Pub, the Royal Albert Hall, Issue Project Room and Spike Hill.

In 2011 she released her debut EP, Overloaded, as a songwriter and performer. Produced by Ido Zmishlany (Ryan Star, Lion of Ido, Gambit, Future Relative), the record is inspired by the pace of the modern day world and the complex relationships that come with it. Launched to a packed house at Fontana’s in 2011, the EP is currently streaming online and is available for download on iTunes, Amazon and Bandcamp with promotional performances continuing throughout this year.

Other recent and upcoming engagements include: a recording project for Academy Award-nominated composer, Philip Glass, that is under consideration for release on his label, Orange Mountain Music; a commission from Jerome Fund award-winning ensemble, The Nouveau Classical Project (NCP), to be premiered at New York Fashion Week; a Composer’s Residency sponsored by Con Edison and Exploring the Metropolis; performances at The Flea Theater’s Music With A View Festival, Composers Collaborative inc.’s Serial Underground series and the Exploring the Metropolis festival at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center; a recording project with Emmy and BAFTA winning composer, Joel Douek; performances of her music by NCP at MATA’s Interval Series; and participating as a finalist in MATA’s Composition Workshop with Phil Kline. Danielle is also currently working on commissions for The Deviant Septet’s Tierkreis project as well as for percussion duo, NoiseBox.

As the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of SYZYGY NEW MUSIC, Danielle also plays a significant role in the new music community. Lauded as “astronomical” (The Tribeca Film Festival), “impressive [and] solid…one of 2009’s most promising new groups” (Sequenza21), “imaginative, mind-blowing and progressive” (Unveiled Arts) and “exciting and dynamic” (Encore Music Forum), SYZYGY is an ensemble and concert series that programs innovative new concert works, often favouring those by young composers. With SYZYGY, Danielle has coordinated performances featuring her own music in conjunction with venues/companies including Galapagos Art Space, Ableton Live, Chambers Fine Art, RedBull, BMI, Novation and The Nabi Gallery. The group has been noted not only for its artistic achievements, but also for its “business savvy” and ability to attract an “impressively large audience” (Sequenza21), and has commissioned/premiered over a dozen new concert works.

No stranger to the world of theatre, Danielle has also lent her talents as a guitarist to numerous productions. Some of her theatre credits include Evita at Northern Stage, Fantasy Football: The Musical? at the TBG Theatre (NYMF), Zombie Prom at The American Theater of Actors, two New York productions of Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Perez Hilton Saves the Universe in concert at Joe’s Pub.

Danielle holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Composition from New York University and has completed additional masters level coursework at The Manhattan School of Music and MSU’s John. J. Cali School of Music (where she received a full tuition scholarship and graduate assistantship).
Bill Bartholomew and Gabriela Rassi - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Bill Bartholomew and Gabriela Rassi
"Brooklyn's Bill Bartholomew is a songsmith and natural performer. Whether backed by his full band or playing solo with his acoustic guitar, Bartholomew always delivers his unique blend of folk/rock/Americana with captivating intensity."
The Kickback - (Set time: 7:00 PM)
The Kickback
The Kickback wants to be the Zombies listening to Jeff Buckley listening to a moderately-talented church choir listening to The Beatles in the "back to basics" stage of their career who would stay together long enough to be influenced by the Sales brothers who wound up backing Iggy Pop in the "Berlin Era."" OR: A band trying to use chord changes from Muppet movies in innovative and gratifying ways