Larry & the Babes, Bree and the Whatevers, Their Planes Will Block Out The Sun, Beach Arabs, Alyson Greenfield

Larry & the Babes

Bree and the Whatevers

Their Planes Will Block Out The Sun

Beach Arabs

Alyson Greenfield

Saturday, March 22, 2014

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

Free

Larry & the Babes - (Set time: 12:00 AM)
Larry & the Babes
If you've ever loved someone more than you should...
Bree and the Whatevers - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Bree and the Whatevers
The musical lovechild of Amy Winehouse and The Doors
Their Planes Will Block Out The Sun - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Their Planes Will Block Out The Sun
Their Planes Will Block Out the Sun combine elements of rock and jazz with dark and uplifting rhythms thrown together with danceable beats to produce their sound.
When listening to each song, interwoven in the music, you may hear guitars and keyboards influenced by the beauty of Sigur Ros, the pensive feel of Broken Social Scene the escaping mood of Elbow, the rhythms of Frank Zappa, or the dark harmonies of Wayne Shorter; drum beats that are influenced by the poly rhythmic beats of Bill Bruford or the crisp tightness of Steward Copeland; vocal styles with melancholic emotion of Portuguese Fado; and bass lines influenced by the eerie atmospheric sounds of David Lynch and surreal visuals of Terry Gilliam.
Beach Arabs - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Beach Arabs
Beach Arabs are a trio formed by guitarist/songwriter Liz Hogg. Born and raised in Park Slope, Brooklyn, she assembled the band with fellow students from LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts. An academy as notable for its curriculum as its successful artistic alumni, Liz even once attended a school musical Azealia Banks starred in while both were students. She was most inspired to learn guitar from her early musical hero, John Frusciante, whose song "Head (Beach Arab)", lent the band its name. Gigging sporadically for a year with drummer Andrew Orenstein & a succession of bass players, the line up gelled in spring 2010 with bassist/vocalist Nathaniel Sabat. Sabat came on board after meeting Orenstein the previous summer at a camp, building houses together in Nicaragua. With the present line up intact, they home recorded and self-released their debut album, "Under the Whale" in January 2011, while all the members were still in high school.

The youthful trio has spent much of its time gigging in the unique network of local DIY, all-ages venues such as Shea Stadium, Big Snow, Death By Audio & 285 Kent. Here they have refined their forward thinking approach to guitar driven music that is the hallmark of their upcoming LP, "Wild Movement." The album's first single, "On The Beach," with its high tension wire treble guitar twangs on a surf wave while tempos start and stop in a quirky cadence all their own. Elements of the trio’s thinking person’s guitar rock hearken to an era of underground forbears from Homestead & SST Records. Liz's introverted, melodious vocal delivery in "On the Beach" offsets its pierces of angular guitar & on a dime tempo changes, adding an air of sensitivity to the track's power surges.
“Wild Movement” was recorded at Radian Studios in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn in the spring of 2012 & mastered by Daniel James Schlett at Strange Weather Studios. It is out on a limited edition cassette in the U.S. and Europe through Mouca, and will see a worldwide digital release through Mouca/Acuarela September 23rd, 2013.
Alyson Greenfield - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Alyson Greenfield
ALYSON GREENFIELD experiments with synthesizers, glockenspiels, chord organs, drums, autoharps, and beatboxers, and string trios to create her "eclectic sound" (AM New York), chock-full of "satiating and seductive songs" (LA Examiner). As well as having shared the stage with indie-folk favorites Jenny Owen Youngs and Holly Miranda, Greenfield is no stranger to the electro and hip-hop scenes. Future Rock's remix of her song "Understand the Sky" was released on the Chicago-based electronica trio's most recent album, and the original version of the song currently appears in Josh Stolberg's (Good Luck Chuck, Pirhana 3D) newest feature film Conception. Greenfield's most recent release, Rock Out With Your Glockenspiel Out, an album of hip-hop covers which was named the #2 Covers EP of 2011 by Cover Me has gained media attention, especially for her "re-inventions" (Cover Me) of Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise" on a glockenspiel and L.L. Cool J's "Mama Said Knock You Out" on a baby grand piano, which have led to feature performances at both the 2010 and 2011 American Beatboxing Championships, alongside Rahzel, Raaka (Dialted Peoples), and DJ Johnny Juice (Public Enemy). Greenfield was named "One of the 5 CMJ 2011 Acts You Should Have Seen" by The Faster Times, an "Upcoming NYC Artist" by NYC's The Deli, and was one of the first 5 artists chosen to record at Converse's Rubber Tracks studio in Brooklyn. Greenfield's engaging and charismatic live performances where "the stage becomes her playroom" (Venus Zine), have been called "amazing...funny, spontaneous" (Thy Daily Noise) and "mesmerizing to watch" (Music Crush Girl). In addition to being a songwriter and performer, Greenfield is also the Founder/Director of the Tinderbox Music Festival, an annual Brooklyn-based event showcasing emerging female musicians, and giving back to NYC non-profits empowering young women through the arts. The festival has grown quickly since its formation in 2010, garnering press from The New York Times, Time Out New York, Billboard, Brooklyn Vegan, and more.