196 Allen St.
New York, NY, 10002
Doors 7:15 PM / Show 7:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Dubbed "the alt-rock Frank Ocean" by Paper Magazine, Ryan Star is an alternative rock artist from Brooklyn, New York. His music has appeared prominently in films such as P.S. I Love You and hit television shows like The Vampire Diaries, as well as the theme song to Lie To Me. Given his live-show prowess, he's been tapped to share the stage with many incredible artists, from Imagine Dragons to Bon Jovi to Maroon 5. His 2010 full-length major label debut,11:59, landed at #10 on Billboard's Rock Albums Chart and #4 on the Tastemakers Chart. In 2012 Ryan's hit "Stay Awhile" charted Top 30 at Hot AC radio and quickly amassed over 2 million YouTube views
Is Bess Rogers a folkie with punk instincts or an indie-rocker with an acoustic bent? Her EP Bess Rogers Presents Bess Rogers makes it hard to place her in a neat category — and that turns out to be a source of strength for this eclectic singer/songwriter. Rogers — a member of Ingrid Michaelson's touring band — likes to surround her sweet lyric sentiments with a tough outer coating as she recounts tales of fumbled romance and fragile happiness. Her acute ear for pop hooks is evident in "Come Home" (matching a sunny chorus with a thumping beat) and "Favorite Day" (a hard-charging tune reminiscent of early Go-Go's). More introspective are coffeehouse-style ballads like "What We Want" and "All In Good Fun." Dan Romer (another Michaelson associate) gives these tracks a nicely layered production, emphasizing the playful, anything-can-happen spirit of Rogers' songs. More than anything, there's a sense here that Rogers is exploring her sonic palette as well as her personal feelings. It's this freewheeling quality that makes the EP an engaging effort by an arresting new talent.
$15.00 - $22.00
*Please note, there is a one drink minimum (standing room and bar stools) and 2 drink minimum at tables* || Tickets do not guarantee seating unless you have specifically purchased a GENERAL ADMISSION SEATED ticket.
Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
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