Hess is More, Leverage Models, Superhuman Happiness, N-A-R-C
98 Meserole Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11222
This event is 21 and over
Hess is More
Hess Is More Live:
Pavel Kogan – Guitar & Gang Vocals
Rasmus Bille Bahncke – SH101 Bass Synth & Gang Vocals
David Mason – Electronic Drums & Gang Vocals
Matt Parker - Saxophone, Keys & Gang Vocals
Andrew Raposo - 6 Stringed Instrument & Gang Vocals
Monika Heidemann – Keys & Gang Vocals
Mikkel Hess – Drums & Vocal
“I believe I just witnessed the future of live dance music” - Pips (Petty Nobles Collective)
“Where on earth did this material come from ?” - Jay Ruttenberg (The Lowbrow Reader)
These 7 musicians, with their unique instrumentation and unorthodox arrangements create a very danceable yet at times puzzling concert. Catchy melodies and chant like lyrics can haunt you for days...
Hess Is More started out as an electronic solo project for Danish musician Mikkel Hess. Through 6 albums and various tours and collaborations the project has developed into a full blown Transatlantic Live Music Ensemble, working with a more collective approach. Their latest release “Bearsong / Primate” (Gomma Records) is a celebration of the energy and interplay of the live ensemble – sounding in the borderland between electronic dance music, afrobeat, krautrock and jazz.
– The ensemble has performed at a long list of international festivals and venues, including concerts in Sao Paolo, Montreal, Istanbul, Moscow, Copenhagen, New York.
– Hess Is More has over the years received various awards and nominations, including “Danish Music Award Jazz” and a selection into “Top 10 best music of the year” by Time Out Magazine New York. Most recently Hess Is More was selected into “Top 10 live acts of 2014” by GlitterballNYC.
– Brothers Nikolaj and Mikkel Hess received the main prize “Album of the year” at The Danish Music Awards Jazz 2014 for their release “Music For Mum and Dad” with the group 3 x Hess (Yes, with their third brother Emil Hess!)
– Band leader Mikkel Hess is also a prolific composer for film and theatre. Latest feature film score “When Animals Dream” was nominated twice as “Best Score of 2014”, by the Danish Film Academy / Robert Awards and by Carl Prisen.
“Bearsong”, Live at The Royal Theatre in Copenhagen:
“Bearsong”, Music Video (Originally premiered via Nowness):
“Bearsong / Primate”, Gomma Records EP:
Website and social media:
Leverage Models makes secular folk songs about transubstantiation, ritual abuse, political apathy, divorce, white collar criminals, poverty, anxiety, & self-harm. With timbales.
Superhuman Happiness is a team of musicians based in and around New York City. Their rhythmically playful music and lyrics explore the emotional depth of contemporary life from shifting perspectives. Collaborative and malleable membership takes the band through large and small ensembles, acoustic and electronic sounds.
They have released two LPs, three EPs, 4 7's, a handful of singles/remixes, nine videos, and scored the oscar nominated film How To Survive a Plague (2012). They are currently recording a third LP.