Melissa Ferrick

Melissa Ferrick
Event on 2013-06-14 20:00:00
Friday, June 14, 2013, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)
"the truth is" CD release show featuring her hot band
.50 advance / .50 at door
Purchase tickets online

Melissa Ferrick is coming to the Freight with a fierce band and an exciting new album, the truth is, exploring love, loss, and relationships old and new with her trademark fearlessness and honesty. In a career spanning two decades and 17 albums, she has worked with such musicians as Bob Dylan and Paul Westerberg, Ani DiFranco and Kaki King, Paula Cole and Weezer. The magazine American Songwriter praises her “lyrical dexterity and instrumental prowess.”

Melissa grew up in Ipswich, Massachusetts and studied at the Berklee College of Music and the New England Conservatory of Music before moving to New York City and playing coffeehouses in the East Village. She opened for Morrisey on tour in 1991 and became part of a fresh wave of young women – artists like Liz Phair and PJ Harvey – singing sharp-edged alt-rock songs about modern life with frank honesty and a subversive sense of humor. In the words of the website PopMatters, she remains “an independent artist who’s making meaningful music that carries with it the kind of gravitas and joy it did when she stepped up to the mic for the first time all those years ago.”

Her band features Dave Brophy on drums, Matt Pynn on pedal steel, Kimon Kirk on bass, and Ro Rowan on cello.

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at Freight & Salvage
2020 Addison St
Berkeley, United States

Girls & Boys w/ RAC + Viceroy + Solidisco

Girls & Boys w/ RAC + Viceroy + Solidisco
Event on 2013-06-14 22:00:00
DISCOUNT ADVANCED TICKETS: Without doubt the biggest electro party in New York city is Girls and Boys – the 2000+ people party that features some of the biggest and most cutting edge names in dance music such as MSTRKRFT, Justice, Simian Mobile Disco, Vitalic, A-Trak, Crookers, Bloody Beetroots, Boys Noize, Rusko, Neon Indian and many, many more. Every Friday for well over 4 years, the Grand Ballroom at Webster Hall has been transformed into a packed room of electro kids, hands in the air in appreciation of the throbbing distorted bass and electronic beats that have altered the landscape of dance music in America over the last few years. In The Grand Ballroom: Girls & Boys w/ RAC + Viceroy + Solidisco Plus the Girls & Boys resident DJs: Alex English, rekLES In The Marlin Room: hip hop, top 40 mash ups by Giovanni In The Studio: new wave, indie, postpunk, elecro, glam, pop TRASH! party with DJ JESS & Matty Glitterati 4 Massive Floors of the Hottest Music in NYC ELECTRO . HIP HOP . HOUSE . POP . ROCK . MASH-UP For general inquiry please call (212) 353-1600 VIP TABLE RESERVATIONS & PARTY PACKAGE Please call (917) 302-0847 with any questions or email VIP@websterhall.com

Place: Club

Age: 19+

Webster Hall

at Webster Hall
125 East Eleventh Street
New York, United States

Dragons of Zynth, Bowmont

Dragons of Zynth, Bowmont
Event on 2013-06-13 21:00:00

Supporting Acts: Echorev

Dragons of Zynth

The long awaited return of Brooklyn’s Dragons of Zynth has arrived. Performing their first international show in 3 years, the band has just touched down from the UK's ATP festival, sharing a bill with esteemed hip hop legends De La Soul, Death Grips and Doom. Formed in 2007, Dragons of Zynth, also known as “D.O.Z.”, The band is fronted by twins, Aku and Akwetey O.T. with Chicago native Jason B. Lucas aka ‘Bizza’ on drums. Having trained classically since the age of 5, Aku and his twin began playing together after studying music theory and performance with legendary saxophonist/flutist Yusef Lateef. Later travels to Ghana and South America (respectively) gave the young men new lenses with which to hone their craft. Returning to New York, the two began unearthing their own songs engaging Lateef’s “auto-physio-psychic” understanding of music, carving new sounds out of rhythms and melodies at once familiar and far out. As early demos took form, the band’s live shows in Brooklyn began catching the attention of New York’s burgeoning music scene. It is with their first demo recordings that D.O.Z. won notice, catching the eye of Yeah Yeah Yeahs producer David Andrew Sitek. After a run of highly touted New York shows the Dragons were tapped by the TV on The Radio producer to complete their debut, 2007's Coronation Thieves. The album features guest appearances by Celebration, TV on the Radio, and Antibalas. Following their debut the band was invited by Bristol group Massive Attack to join their Heliogland vocal sessions.This overseas trip sparked two years of international touring with the band going on to share stages with Television, Yeasayer, Modest Mouse, Grizzly Bear, and The Roots. In 2010 the band announced a hiatus to begin writing their sophomore effort and pur¬sue personal projects. After being noticed by a casting agent on tour, the twins made their foray onscreen later that year. An appearance in the Robert Pattin¬son produced Remember Me soon led to featured roles Zynth crooners. Akwetey landed a spot as a labor striker in season two of Boardwalk Empire, and Aku appears in his onscreen debut as ‘’Fast Kid’’ in Lex Sidon’s feature Grand Street. Off the screen the brothers commenced DOZ studio sessions in Brooklyn and Los Angeles while collaborating and touring with friends. Aku fea¬tures on ‘’Tiger’’ off the debut album of Maximum Balloon producer David Sitek. The album features contributions by Celebration’s Katrina Ford, The Yeah Yeah Yeah’s Karen O,and David Byrne. In 2011 Aku was invited by Santi White of Santigold to play both bass and keys on her worldwide Master of My Make Believe tour. Back in full swing multi-insturmentalist and vocal¬ist Aku is now producing the yet to be named Dragons full-length. As the band preps for its release members continue collaborative work. In June 2013 the band will appear in Grosse Fatigue by French artist Camille Henrot. The sound and video installation is commissioned by the Venice Biennial. D.O.Z.'s sophomore release is expected in the Fall of 2013.

Bowmont

Started as a studio project in early 2012 by Danish born singer & multi-instrumentalist Emil Bovbjerg and Grammy award-winning engineer & producer Jeremy Loucas, Bowmont is a 5 piece eclectic electro-rock collective from Brooklyn, NY. While working and expanding on a collection of demos by Bovbjerg, the producer duo joined forces with Mon Khmer guitarist Elias Meister and others on the Brooklyn music scene. As a writer Bovbjerg comes experienced in widely differing disciplines like orchestral & wind ensemble writing, but here relies fundamentally on his own voice as the main vehicle and delves into a much more personal rock, electro & pop influenced approach to songwriting. Audibly freed from restrictions and composed in broad strokes and vivid colors, the songs are carefully crafted simplicity, the production painstakingly rich in detail and lyrics like condensed manuscripts laced with film-like imagery. The band’s singles ‘Ruphmiup’ and ‘Look Closely’ have sparked the attention of notable blogs and radio stations in Europe and the U.S. Their debut EP ‘Euphorian Age’ was released on February 17, 2013. This Band That Band called it “a remarkably complete and assured piece of work from these relative newcomers. Like any solid release, it feels like a journey, in fact it feels far more like a proper album than an introductory EP.”

at Mercury Lounge
217 East Houston Street
New York, United States

Old Crow Medicine Show

Old Crow Medicine Show
Event on 2013-06-07 20:00:00

Supporting Acts: Jonny Fritz

Old Crow Medicine Show

Old Crow Medicine Show got its' start busking on street corners in New York state and up through Canada, winning audiences along the way with their boundless energy and spirit. They eventually found themselves in Boone, North Carolina where they caught the attention of folk icon Doc Watson while playing in front of a pharmacy. He immediately invited the band to play at his MerleFest, helping to launch their career. Shortly thereafter the band relocated to Nashville for a residency at the Grand Ole Opry, where they entertained the crowd between shows. It's been nearly fifteen years since these humble beginnings, and the band has gone on to tour the world, sell over 800,000 albums, become frequent guests on A Prairie Home Companion, and play renowned festivals like Bonnaroo, Coachella, and the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. In November of 2011 Old Crow's classic single, "Wagon Wheel", received the RIAA's Gold certification for selling over 500,000 copies. In 2011 Old Crow found themselves embarking on the historic Railroad Revival Tour with Mumford and Sons, and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. This tour had the bands riding a vintage train from California to New Orleans, playing shows along the way. The magic of this musical excursion across America's vast landscape is captured in the Emmet Malloy directed documentary, Big Easy Express. In 2013 Old Crow Medicine Show, along with Mumford & Sons and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, won the Grammy Award for "Best Long Form Music Video" for the film. Old Crow Medicine Show now have four studio albums to their name, three of which were released by Nettwerk Records – O.C.M.S and Big Iron World produced by David Rawlings, and Tennessee Pusher produced by Don Was. On their newest album, Carry Me Back, Old Crow continue to craft classic American roots music while pushing themselves in new directions. Carry Me Back, released by ATO Records and produced by Ted Hutt, represents a new stretch of road in the timeless journey of a rambling string band.

at The Capitol Theatre
149 Westchester Ave
Port Chester, United States