Dance Fight, Raphael McGregor (Album Release Show), A Fragile Tomorrow, Adam Ahuja

Dance Fight

Raphael McGregor (Album Release Show)

A Fragile Tomorrow

Adam Ahuja

Joseph (DJ Set)

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


Dance Fight - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Dance Fight

The Dark Shasha, Old Ben, Drumantis

Brooklyn, NY USA
Raphael McGregor (Album Release Show) - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Raphael McGregor (Album Release Show)
The Raphael McGregor Quintet is made up of highly-respected jazz musicians based in Brooklyn, New York.
As individuals, its members have performed at world-class venues like the Blue Note, the Hollywood
Palladium, Farm Aid, Montreal JazzFest, Stern Grove, Lincoln Center’s David Rubinstein Atrium, and many
other national and international venues. All of the group members are well-respected both as sidemen and
as leaders of their own projects. As a group, they put on an energetic show that includes originals, solo lap
steel performances, and their own unique arrangements of traditional jazz, swing, and country tunes. In a
recent series of performances at Barbes, one of Brooklyn’s best labs for developing musical talent, the group
developed a unique sound and repertoire and continues to amaze audiences there and other Brooklyn
nightspots. With the album now released, the group intends to circulate more widely and is seeking venues
both in and out of the city to bring their music to as many people as they can.
A Fragile Tomorrow - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
A Fragile Tomorrow
A Fragile Tomorrow has become one of the most respected band of brothers on the road, largely thanks to their venerable work ethic, stellar musicianship, and fans in high places. The four-piece powerpop band is comprised of identical brothers Sean and Dominic Kelly, their younger brother Brendan, and Shaun Rhoades. In 2006, the band released its debut album, "Wishful Thinking." Early 2008 brought the world "Beautiful Noise," the band's second record, which was produced by Grammy® award-winner Malcolm Burn, producer for such industry luminaries as Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, and Patti Smith.

Years of hard work and determination started to pay off in a big way in 2009. They went into the studio, with singer-songwriter Danielle Howle as producer, to make their third record "Tripping Over Nothing," which features contributions from Amy Ray of Indigo Girls, singer-songwriter Susan Cowsill, and legendary musician Peter Holsapple. Sean and Dominic also made an appearance on Indigo Girls' 2010 live album, "Staring Down the Brilliant Dream", as well as Amy Ray's 2012 solo release, "Lung of Love."

Starting in 2010 and continuing through recent months, AFT joined Indigo Girls on tour in various cities, including a show in their home base of Charleston, SC in early 2011. As 2011 started to wind down, the band was invited to their West Coast debut as touring openers for The Bangles. Shows at well-respected clubs like House of Blues and legendary venues such as The Fillmore in San Francisco made the West Coast a successful new market for the band. More high-profile gigs followed throughout 2012, as the band shared the bill with Antigone Rising, Garrison Starr, Drivin' and Cryin', and Matthew Sweet respectively. While opening for Sweet on his celebrated "Girlfriend tour," one Massachusetts critic proclaimed AFT as "everything that is right with music."

Along with their busy touring schedule, the band carved out time in January of 2012 to complete their fourth record, "Be Nice Be Careful," with music legend Mitch Easter as producer and Ted Comerford as co-producer. Known for his work with bands like R.E.M. and Pavement, Easter brought his trademark jangle-pop sound to the band's compositions. This latest batch of songs show A Fragile Tomorrow's growth not only in their songwriting, but in their musicianship as a whole.

A Fragile Tomorrow's genre has never been easy to pinpoint, as the band uses the cities, musicians, and cultures that they come across while on the road as inspiration for their songwriting. Fans have compared their music to the likes of Teenage Fanclub, The Smithereens, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Big Star, The Jayhawks, The Lemonheads, The Posies, and more. Artists such as Indigo Girls, The Bangles, Matthew Sweet, Antigone Rising, Garrison Starr, Blues Traveler, Catie Curtis, Continental Drifters, Danielle Howle, The Cowsills, and Mark Bryan of Hootie and The Blowfish have invited AFT to tour and share the stage over the last few years.

As the band readies its fourth album for release on January 8th, 2013, their goals include expanding their fan base, touring to new cities, working with more up-and-coming musicians as well as some more of their idols, making quality records for their fans, and bringing powerpop music back to the mainstream.
Adam Ahuja - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Adam Ahuja
Adam Ahuja is a musician-songwriter (keyboard, vocals, guitar & drums) who combines jazz, rock, funk and hip-hop into a fluid style. Adam's music is layered with thoughtful harmony, lyrical expression, live loops, funky grooves & beatboxing, and an improvisational spirit, building a distinctive mood and atmosphere for any given moment.

Residing in NYC, Adam has performed his music at venues such as The Blue Note Jazz Club, Spike Hill Brooklyn, The Knitting Factory, amongst others. He also co-leads the band, 'The Flowdown,' an eclectic musical collaboration in NYC. Ultimately, Adam plays music because it inspires a sense of inner joy, in the hope that this joy can also inspire others in their own lives.
Joseph (DJ Set) - (Set time: 12:00 AM)
Joseph (DJ Set)