with All Boy/All Girl, GADADU, Rick Warren & visuals by No Carrier
Fri October 9th, 2015
Minimum Age: 18+
Doors Open: 6:00PM
Show Time: 6:30PM
Event Ticket: $12
Day of Show: $15
free for members
This is a general admission, standing event.
Brought together by their love of experimental films, unusual musical instruments, electronic music, and a shared pop sensibility, Balún was formed in San Juan, Puerto Rico by visual artist José Olivares and composer Angélica Negrón. Now based in Brooklyn, NY the group includes Noraliz Ruíz, Shayna Dunkelman (Xiu Xiu/Peptalk) and Raul Reymundi (Las Ardillas/Suturee).
Since their formation, the band has released a handful of singles and albums receiving critical acclaim from publications like Allmusic, Club Fonograma, Textura, The Big Take Over, The Tripwire, Flavorpill and Puerto Rico Indie, among others. Ever since moving to New York City, Balún has performed in festivals and stages across the country including Decibel Fest, Pop Montreal, FMEL, Issue Project Room, Mercury Lounge and NYC Popfest.
The group has done official remixes for other Latin American and European acts like Algodón Egipcio, El Columpio Asesino, Miou Miou and Adriana Calcanhotto and collaborated with teen ‘new music’ ensemble Face The Music, experimental theater company Y No Había Luz and Puerto Rican folk singer Mima. They have released music on Sgulp! Discos, Brilliante Records, Lefse Records, Mushroom Pillow, Si No Puedo Bailar, Plastilina Records and Beko-DSL
Their latest single “Años Atrás”, a mix of dembow and dream-pop music, was self-released on September 2014. This song serves as a preview of the group’s new material that explores magical realism, global folk traditions and forward thinking electronic music.
Balún official site
Balún on Facebook
Balún on Bandcamp
Balún on Soundcloud
All Boy/All Girl
In the fall of 2010 in Philadelphia, singer/ukulelist, Danielle Lovier, began playing pop songs and jazz standards at Rittenhouse Square Park. Modestly posed behind her open ukulele case, her exuberant emotional performances and unique vocal tone drew huge crowds of spectators. Upon first hearing her set, double bassist, Nicholas Rahn, approached her about accompanying her performance. It was a seemingly strange match: Danielle, a musical theatre major with a hardcore/punk background; Nicholas, an unassuming music student with an affinity for more experimental music. They gelled instantly. The duo spent the next 18 months playing together, busking around Philadelphia, as well as touring through 35 states and in Canada.
In early 2012, they made New York their home. Feeling unfulfilled with playing top 40 cover songs and standards, Nicholas began composing new music for the group. Taking in what he had learned about pop and jazz sensibilities, paired with his love for avant-garde music, they recorded bedroom demos of orchestral leaning pop songs, with lush string arrangements and shimmering vocal harmonies. Inspired to bring fresh sounds, textures and creative minds into the fold, they assembled a 7-piece band to fully realize their new material, and all boy/all girl was officially born.
A notable change to the newly formed group’s dynamic was the addition of soprano vocalist, Jessie Rogowski. She quickly became a memorable part of all boy/all girl, contributing shimmering vocal harmonies and an undeniable chemistry with Danielle. all boy/all girl’s debut LP, Tiny Iglesia, was released in late 2013 and led to the band touring through the United States and Europe in support. At home, the band performed at venues such as The Bell House, Rough Trade, Brooklyn Bowl and Webster Hall, driven by the excitement of performing to new audiences with various genre preferences; feeling most comfortable in scenarios that would seem to be out of their comfort zone.
On March 3rd, 2015, all boy/all girl unveiled their latest efforts, a new EP titled Trophy. Mixed by experimental rock/noise purveyors, Machines With Magnets, the new material is simultaneously spacious and intricate; both thoughtful, and forthright in its execution. Touching on themes of delusion and self worth, Trophy does not shy away from sarcasm or tongue in cheek lyricism to get its message across. Lead single “Glitters” is the most electric the band has ever sounded, Danielle’s vocals shifting from delicate purrs to possessed rasps and shrieks over tense strings and driving drum fills. It’s clear that the band has entered a new place musically, one where glitter is feeling, and golden is all.
All Boy/All Girl official site
All Boy/All Girl on Bandcamp
All Boy/All Girl
With a kaleidoscopic sense of time and texture, GADADU weaves driving rhythms, dynamic shifts and unorthodox song forms into a unique and mesmerizing sound. Started in 2013 as a collaboration between Hannah Selin (viola/voice/composition) and Nicki Adams (piano/voice/composition), GADADU expanded in early 2014 to include trumpet, guitar, bass and drums. The quintet has performed across New York City and the surrounding region at venues including ShapeShifter Lab (Brooklyn), Cake Shop (Manhattan), Lot 45 (Brooklyn), Radio Bushwick (Brooklyn), The Shrine (Harlem), Silvana (Harlem), Taszo Espresso (Washington Heights), The LaunchPad (Brooklyn) and 3G Lounge (Philadelphia). GADADU’s debut album was released on February 24th, 2015 and has since been awarded Top Album of April by The Equal Ground.
GADUDU official site
GADUDU on Facebook
With his father an opera teacher and mother a singer/actress, Rick Warren is both vocally gifted and classically trained. He listened to opera as a child and later became enamored with the music of Jeff Buckley, Elliott Smith, and Nick Drake, all of which helped him develop his unique music style.
At 17 Warren signed a production contract to record and promote a John Mayer style album of original material. Warren quickly became disenchanted with the music industry, as well as the pop style of these early songs. He quit touring and began a career producing other artists (The Front Bottoms, Thank You Scientist) after studying music production at the Institute of Audio Research.
While working as a producer Warren became fascinated with the psychology of music. He earned a degree in psychology and was soon a published author in several academic journals. His first leading-author publication will appear in the top music psychology journal Music Perception. In 2014, he began a PhD program in neuroscience at Columbia University, where he currently studies.
Since leaving his production contract at 18 Warren continued to write songs, working relentlessly on four studio albums without any intention of releasing them. He also formed the New Jersey band HMS Revenge with two current members of the Front Bottoms.
Warren has decided the time is right to once again release his music. His album Proximity is two years in the making, and features Americana-style instrumentation with the addition of lush string arrangements composed by Warren himself. The release will be accompanied by an album-length, one-take music video.
Rick Warren on Bandcamp
Rick Warren official site
visuals by No Carrier
Don Miller is an artist and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. He performs live visuals in real time under the alias NO CARRIER. Miller works with video synthesizers and nearly obsolete electronics to create psychedelic low-resolution video art. Part of the 8bitpeoples artist collective, he performs, exhibits, and lectures worldwide. Much of the software used in the NO CARRIER project has been released for free and is open source.”
No Carrier official site