It's Official, Flutronix, Hollands, Whetherman

It's Official




Thursday, April 18, 2013

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


It's Official - (Set time: 12:00 AM)
It's Official
Flutronix - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Nathalie Joachim and Allison Loggins-Hull are Flutronix, a critically acclaimed pair of fresh and eclectic flutists who are paving the way from their classical roots to the future of music. Their original compositions, described by NewMusicBox as "equally indebted to and comfortable in several musical lineages," navigate daring forms of popular, experimental, and contemporary classical music while implementing electronics and digital effects. Their work as performers, producers and composers has led to diverse collaborations with renowned artists and ensembles including electronic music sensation Dan Deacon, legendary hip-hop producer Ski Beatz, the International Contemporary Ensemble and more.

Flutronix has performed at leading new music venues including WNYC's Greenespace, Galapagos Art Space and Issue Project Room, and produces Flutronix and Friends, a collaborative new music series. The duo is regularly sought after as clinicians and educators and has presented and lectured for the Juilliard School, the University of Madison-Wisconsin, the New York Flute Club, the Atlanta Flute Club and other institutions across the country. Their self-titled debut album, released in October 2010 on the duo's label, has been broadcast on WNYC, WQXR, Q2 and other stations nationally. Additionally, Flutronix publishes their original works and hosts Real Flutists, an online web series sponsored by The Flute Center of New York.
Hollands - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
In the long line of emerging bands from Brooklyn this year, Hollands are no stranger to the crowd. Made up of multi-instrumentalist John Paul Norporth and violinist, (Jannina Norpoth) the duo blends folk music with classic rock riffs like you’ve never heard before. Fresh from releasing their second EP titled Mother (Self-Released) the group is on the up and up.

Kicking off the record is “Air Conditioned Heart,” that sets the tone for the whole record with spacey violin sounds that echo throughout and haunting double vocals. “Cheerio!” takes the EP down a notch and is written in a style similar to that of Jon Brion. With humming guitars, sad but catchy lyrics, and just enough harmony to suit your needs, this is the standout track on the record.

“Just Like Them” brings the album back up to speed and Norpoth’s voice is soulful with just enough scratchiness to it, as “Lungs of Steel” and “Jackie” provide an alt-country tone to the record with twangy guitar strums and blissful vocals. Closing the record is the dreary yet unforgettable “Dirty Rum,” which is simple yet beautiful with the main focus on (Norpoth's) vocal and guitar. What a perfect and peaceful way to close this near brilliant EP.
Whetherman - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Whetherman is the melodic folk project of independent 28 year-old singer/songwriter Nicholas Williams, a midwest native who now resides in the Southeast. Under Whetherman, Williams has self-produced five albums of effervescent and easy-going acoustic tunes, while performing in both regions. During 2012, Williams ventured from coast to coast on the "Ears and Eyes" Tour, spanning 80 shows across 14

Whetherman is the melodic Folk/Americana project of Nicholas Williams, a 28 year-old independent singer/songwriter from the Midwest, who has been heavily influenced by musicians like Paul Simon, Van Morrison, Nick Drake and Neil Young. This emerging artist is becoming increasingly well-known for his distinct voice, a creative blend of crooning and soaring melodic qualities that has become the staple for Whetherman's music. His folk tales are comforting and gentle on the ears, providing depth and landscape with insightful lyrics and beautiful texture in supporting instrumentals, made possible by a group of musicians called "The Steady Melodies."

Band Interests
Meeting you, and playing good music for you!
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