Do you have a Rubber Soul? Brookladelphia presents a night of music in celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Beatles album Rubber Soul. 12 bands will perform their versions of songs from the album and a few original tunes.
Thursday, May 21st
Doors open at 8:30pm - $8
158 Ludlow St, NYC
For more information about this show and other shows visit http://bit.ly/owlandwolfpresents
A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the Brooklyn Music School
Brooklyn Music School
The Brooklyn Music School views art as an essential part of basic education and a means by which individuals connect with that unique part of themselves. We make available access to the performing arts regardless of income, age, previous experience, or professional aspirations. In particular, we seek to help those whose artistic voices are least often heard.
The Brooklyn Music School is a community school for the performing arts, founded in 1912 as the Brooklyn Music School Settlement. It owns and operates an historic four-story building in Fort Greene neighborhood, ( identified as the Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District) that contains twenty-four classrooms, three dance studios, and a professional 266-seat Spanish Style theatre. The Brooklyn Music School is a long-standing member of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts.
Brooklyn Music School was established as an arm of the New York Music School Settlement in 1909 and was granted a separate charter from the State University of New York in 1912. BMS has a long history of staged opera: renowned mezzo soprano Risé Stevens began her career BMS and the Brooklyn Music School Playhouse was also the home of the Little Theatre Opera company in the 1920’s. BMS is committed to serving the community by providing high quality classical music and dance instruction without regard to income, age, previous experience or professional aspirations. All students are given a solid foundation and develop discipline, self-confidence and poise.
For many of our students, we provide the only performing arts education that they will receive in their educational career. Demographically the Fort Greene neighborhood over the years has become diverse community with multiple ethnic groups coming from different countries and establishing themselves near the school . Today the school's population is representative of immigrant families , African Americans , Hispanics and American -European groups. The school provides financial aid to make affordable to the families and children their lessons
Our Programs span the borough of Brooklyn and include the neighborhoods of Fort Greene, Red Hook, East New York, and Brownsville. These off-site programs allow us to serve at-risk youth in neighborhoods where such enrichment opportunities are simply unaffordable and therefore are scarce at best. All students receive quality instruction from a faculty of more than twenty professional artist-educators. More than 2,000 children and adults participate annually in our programs and activities
In addition, BMS faculty and guest artists present a series of public performances in the theatre. The programs attract a diverse audience of students and their families as well as other Brooklyn residents who appreciate the access to excellent performers, friendly atmosphere and reasonable ticket prices. For BMS students, a series of year-end recitals, as well as numerous mid-year performances, are presented annually.
Owl and Wolf
Folktress Dani Mari has combined forces with the experimental sounds of Will Hanza. Their union infuses influences from americana, blues and folk music. The mixture of acoustic instruments with sultry melodies and harmonies create a sound that can be described as Dark Folk. The duo is set to release more music in the upcoming year.
An avid fan of Billie Holiday and Mazzy Star, Dani Mari was born to sing. Her music is fueled by personal narratives embedded in the craft of classic story telling and the emotional insight of a most unlikely “old soul”. Audiences across the United States and throughout Europe have gravitated toward her beautifully haunting voice and the simplistic elegance of her lyrics which transcend our current snap shot of popular music.She has been featured on NPR, BBC, MTV, WXPN (including the Gene Shay Folk Show on WXPN) and Brooklyn Vegan and has collaborated with FEAR CLUB from Paris, Sun Glitters and was formally in the dreampop duo, Lockets. She has performed at SXSW, The Philadelphia Folk Festival, Musikfest and many other festivals and venues across the world. In addition she has performed with acts such as Sylvan Esso, St. Lucia, Twin Sister, Exitmusic, Widowspeak, Mates of State, Patti Smith, Edward Sharp & the Magnetic Zeros, Of Montreal and more.
Dani Mari is currently working with the folk-pop band Lovers League and is set to release a wider body of work for her solo project with boutique art label, Someplace Called Brooklyn. With nothing more than an acoustic guitar and stories of her life experience, her songs merely hint at Dani Mari’s desire to transport listeners the world over to an era of nostalgia which exists within the depths of her soul.
Dani Mari’s angelic vocal sweeps over its accompaniment, sometimes mildly distorted in its layers it adds a wash of mystery. The 405
Dani Mari can hold her own with the best indie/folk singers. The Swollen Fox
Give a lot of credit to Dani Mari’s vocals, soft enough to evoke that whimsical innocence and strong enough to stand out against the sky-sized, sun-drenched melody.
A Cosmic Soundscape
"Bursting with musical and spiritual energy, lush soundscapes, and riveting musicianship... The driving force is his own restless, intertwined musical and spiritual energy... with haunting vocals in the manner of early Pink Floyd and King Crimson." Currently guitarist for Kalen & The Sky Thieves. Also, Owl & Wolf and other projects.
Starting with their self-titled debut in 2005, Winterpills have built a vibrant career with their exquisite chamber-pop songs that The Washington Post called “densely packed but hugely evocative, tiny bombs of feeling and meaning… fiendishly melodic." From the group’s origins one cold winter in 2004 as a song circle for heartache, the band has truly blossomed, releasing three full-length albums — a self-titled effort in 2005, The Light Divides in 2007 and Central Chambers in 2008 — and the 2010 E.P. Tuxedo of Ashes, which The New York Times praised for “elegant arrangements” of “songs that stay haunted.” 2012’s All My Lovely Goners embraced the hushed vocal harmonies and graceful chamber-pop sound the group has made its trademark, while pushing the quintet into new sonic realms. MOJO magazine included the album in their 2012 top 10 Americana list.
“I don’t know why Winterpills aren’t one of the most cherished pop bands in the world: Their songs are dazzling, and their albums have a coherence that’s rare.” - Jonathan Lethem, Rolling Stone
"Winterpills gradually builds elegant arrangements...While the gathered instruments offer some solace, the songs stay haunted."
-Jon Pareles, The New York Times
“Winterpills fourth LP might be their best. The songs are mists and pastels, dense with instruments and Philip Price and Flora Reed's harmonies, yet at the same time serene. “We Turned Away”, “Amazing Sky”, and “Feather Blue” as evocative as dreams. -MOJO (FOUR STARS)
Bandits On The Run
Bandits On The Run is a guerrilla music project continually taking place in NYC's most underground scene: the subways.
Bandits on the Run is a musical project seeking to redefine the places of performance and intimacy alike and re-contextualize them in public spaces.
The purpose of this project is to bring the idea of present live performance back to the public. To subvert the boundaries traditionally confining live theatre/music and reinvigorate the element of surprise.
Bandits On The Run is green and clean.
Bandits On The Run is private enemy number one.
Bandits On The Run is your mother's best friend.
Bandits On The Run is good for your digestion.
Bandits On The Run gets away with it.
The Hampton Brothers
The Hampton Brothers, Ethan & Justin James, were born & raised in Michigan and moved to New York in 2007, Playing music together for over 12 years, everything from hard rock to funk, hip hop to jazz and everything in between. They found their sound while writing music in Brooklyn 2013, coming home to the blues and soul they grew up on. Now performing /recording with Adam Maalouf! Heavy Soul Music. The new record 'EVERYBODY' is available on iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud & Bandcamp!
Upstate Rubdown is a group of rowdy musicians dedicated to creating fun and provocative acoustic pop music, with clever rhythms and harmonies. The band's influences range anywhere from Traditional to Classical and from Jazz/Show Tunes to
Funk, with a shared love of Soul, Motown, and classic R&B, for a unique, body warming sound. The members of Upstate Rubdown live in New York's beautiful Hudson Valley.
Somewhere at the crossroads of traditional roots and modern psychedelic music lies Bad Faces; wry and plaintive, weathered but fresh, and all American.
Vatan, or "homeland" in Persian, is a group of Middle Eastern-American musicians based in Brooklyn, NY. Blending the lines between Persian folk music and country, funk and rock, they revive classic tunes while building new ones.
While Vatan's band members were raised and even born in the United States, they draw inspiration from their motherlands/home country. Through their music, Vatan honors their roots while celebrating the coming together of the cultures. The country underlinings honor America and what it has to offer those who come from another country to start a new life while continuing to empower their heritage through music.
Zachary Cale is a NYC based songwriter and musician originally hailing from the deep south in the small town of Enon, Louisiana. His music ranges from acoustic balladry and American Primitive inspired guitar instrumentals to Cosmic Country and Folk Rock song forms.
Over the span of 8 years he has released five full length albums, OUTLANDER SESSIONS (2005), WALKING PAPERS (2008), a full band rock record entitled SEE-SAW (2008) under the name Illuminations, NOISE OF WELCOME (2011) and most recently the critically acclaimed BLUE RIDER (2013). He has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and in Europe, performing both solo acoustic and with a full electric band.
In the past year Cale has played over 100 shows traversing both the US and EU. Just recently he has returned from a UK tour sharing the main stage with The War on Drugs, Neko Case and Sharon Van Etten at this year's Green Man Festival and at End of the Road Festival in Dorset.
Janna Pelle is a classically trained pianist-turned DIY Pop performer combining elements of rock, soul, and dance into her theatrical live performances. In addition to performing at NYC hotspots including The Bitter End and Pianos, Janna has shared the stage with Zach Deputy and Easy Star All Stars, and has performed across the country with her side project Michelle My Pelle at The Fest for Beatles Fans alongside the likes of Donovan and Mickey Dolenz of The Monkees.
Janna is currently in the process of recording Key Change, a concept album following the chronological history of the keyboard's evolution from harpsichord to synthesizer with Producer Max Low, filming a music video for her upcoming “City Life” single with Will Schluter (Producer of David Byrne’s concert film Ride, Rise, Roar), gearing up for multiple performances at the 2014 CMJ Music Marathon, and curating musical playlists as the musical director of Skipping Club, an organization that has been recognized by The New York Times and Fox.
Bernhardt Family Band
Student from Brooklyn Music School