Here are some fun facts of this day in music history! Did you know in 1995, New York City declared October 24th Tony Bennett Day? And in 1992, Madonna’s album “Erotica” was released! Alright, enough of that. Here are the shows you’re going to attend tonight!
Break Science *Pretty Lights Official After Show* with Sorted + gemNeye @ Space 2 at the Sound Table
Raised and influenced by the rhythm and culture of New York City, Adam Deitch and Borahm Lee fuse generations of the city’s rich musical legacy with their own deep-rooted connection to hip-hop heritage. Merging their production styles seamlessly, the duo creates a refreshingly original take on electronic music. The live show transcends expectations with Lee’s seasoned trip-hop/dub/jazz vibes on keyboards and Ableton Live and Deitch’s thunderous breakbeat style on drums. This summer, Break Science electrified the festival circuit with packed dates across the country, including huge plays at Spring Awakening, Detroit Movement, BUKU, and Summer Camp. Lee and Deitch also brought their captivating style to Electric Forest, Bounce, Camp Bisco, Hornings Hideout, Electric Zoo, Summer Meltdown, and KahBang festivals, as well as joining Lotus at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado. On October 2nd, the duo released their much-anticipated new album, Seven Bridges. The first single, “Who Got It”, features a collaboration with hip-hop legend REDMAN and meshes the classic sounds of hip-hop with cutting edge electronic production. Doors open @ 9:30pm. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Advance ticket sales end at 4pm TODAY!
Bill Kirchen @ Smith’s Olde Bar
Bill Kirchen’s latest album, Seeds and Stems, contains a truckload of songs that capture the singular sound and high-energy vibe of Kirchen’s live shows, the songs he started out with that are still perpetual crowd-pleasers. As Bill describes it, “We went to London and cut it pretty fast with the band that I tour with. We did it all at once. Something happens when you do that. I don’t understand the science behind it, but it’s undeniable.” Seeds and Stems, takes a fresh approach to many of the songs that were planted at the beginning of an incredibly full career, songs that grew into classics and branched out across the variegated styles of Americana and roots rock ’n’ roll. Bill sums it up best: “I could have called this record Why I Love My Job. I got to write or co- write most of the songs, sing ’em, play a whole mess of guitar, and record with some of my favorite musicians on the planet. Thank you.” Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $25 day of show. Online and phone sales end at 2pm today.
Blue Sky Black Death with Sister Crayon @ The Basement at Graveyard Tavern
Blue Sky Black Death is a production duo based in Seattle, Washington. It consists of Kingston Maguire, better known as just Kingston, and Ian Taggart, better known by his stage name Young God. They are known principally for their hip hop and instrumental music, made with a mixture of live instrumentation and sampling. Their name is “a skydiving phrase alluding to beauty and death.” You can check out an interview we did with Sister Crayon last year here! Doors open at 9pm. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Online, phone, and outlet sales end at 4pm today.
Georgia Soul Council with DeRobert & the Half Truths @ The Earl
Georgia Soul Council, originally formed in Atlanta in 2010 as the backing band for Otis Redding III, reconvened in 2011 with a shift towards the 70’s era breakbeat Soul-Jazz that is their real musical passion. 2012-13 has seen GSC bring their funky live performances to the people of the southeast, and they have had the pleasure of sharing the stage with Lee Fields & The Expressions, the Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Papa Grows Funk, Col. Bruce Hampton, and the Rebirth Brass Band. Georgia Soul Council’s new full-length album “Thickens Upon Standing”, released July 16, 2013, is available now.
Liz Longley with Faye Webster @ Eddie’s Attic
In the short time since her graduation from Boston’s renowned Berklee College of Music, singer-songwriter Liz Longley has assembled an impressive resume. While best known for her stop-you-in-your-tracks voice, Liz has steadily developed a reputation as an accomplished songwriter, crafting intimately personal portraits through her music. In the past two years, Liz has taken home top prizes at some of the most prestigious songwriting competitions in the country, including the BMI John Lennon Songwriting Scholarship Competition, the International Acoustic Music Awards and the Rocky Mountain Folk Fest Songwriting Competition. New England named her the 2011 Female Performer of the Year, the Washington Post declared that Liz is “destined for a larger audience” and Dig Boston called her “a rising acoustic sensation.” Even John Mayer is a fan, calling her music “gorgeous, simply gorgeous.” Doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets are $10 in advance and $14 at the door. Online, phone, and outlet sales end at 5pm today!
Micah Kiyo @ Vinyl
Getting to know her, you realize that the “IT” about her, is found in her highly charged confidence, and her unwavering ability to just be herself. She is humorously genuine, and disarms you with her powerfully energetic laugh. Is this what a real star is made of? Talent is a definite factor, but when your have your own brand of SWAG, that is what sets you apart from the pack. Fortunately for MICAH KIYO, she has an abundance of both. Micah Kiyo is energized and has been organizing her team to go to battle without restraint. She works strategically regarding business opportunities, and passionately steers her artistic expression and career path. The hot-mix of all that is African-American and Japanese-American, Micah Kiyo is defining her own brand of global pop! Now, ready to share her own trademark sound, she is on target to win. Doors open at 8pm. Tickets the night of the event are $10. Purchase tickets at the door in costume and pay only $5.