TurnStyle Music Group Presents
Duane, Adam Tronsen, Divine Rhyme
107 Suffolk St.
New York, NY, 10002
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Anyone who experienced New York’s gritty, exciting, and gloriously vibrant music scene in the 1970s, ’80s, or ’90s will tell you the same thing: Their city is gone. Wiped out by a Stalin-esque, Disney-driven coup and replaced with a staid world of theme restaurants and karaoke bars. It’s as if when the soul was sucked out of Manhattan by real estate developers the music went along with it. Or so it would seem, however, until you’ve heard the music of New York band Crazy Mary.
Formed by veteran Lower East Side guitarist and songwriter Charles Kibel and drummer Nick Raisz, Crazy Mary has been conjuring its refreshingly oddball avant-garage rock since 1998. A bubbling cauldron of chiming and scraping guitars, creepy organ, spacey, experimental sounds, Dada-ish pranksterism, and absurdly danceable rhythms, the band distills it all into a surreal cocktail of post-punk/psychedelic weirdness. And now, with the recent additions of legendary underground violinist Walter Steding and expatriate Australian vocalist Em Z, things have gotten even weirder. In a good way, of course.
What happened when two gothic-folk minded weirdos met a Brooklyn/Georgia beat maker? Something called Duane, a project where three very different influences come together to make a decidedly unique sound. Duane began playing within their first month of moving to New York City, booking a residency after playing their first open mic in Boerum Hill and continuing to play at venues around Brooklyn. Then one night in March, Dan and Marissa were approached by a handsome stranger after a show who drank the Duane koolaid and said he heard a beat in his head that he felt would compliment the bluesy voice and pounding minor chords. The rest, as they say, is history.
Adam Tronsen is a solo electronic musician. Utilizing hardware sequencing and fm synthesis, his sound harkens back to earlier generations of electronic pop; a dose of theoretical knowledge adds a level of compositional complexity. It is as much about the sound of electricity flowing through physical devices as it is about the expression of soul. Raised in the recesses of the green mountains and polished in the debaucheries of Bennington College, his sound now finds new inspiration in the grid of New York City.
Divine Rhyme is an independent hip-hop duo from New York, NY consisting of Jahizzi and Sheck. Their new single 'Everyday' was released in October 2010.
The two met in '07 back at Lehigh University and realized they both shared the same passion for hip hop. Unfortunately, the scene at school was non-existent. Putting matters into their own hands, they began making original music. They saw strong success among students, which resulted in them getting a chance to open for the Cool Kids in the spring of '08. Since then they've seen much success, having shared the stage with well known indie acts including Blu and Kidz in the Hall as well as legendary hip-hop group, the Roots. While at school they released their first EP, Announce My Fame.
In the past year Divine Rhyme has played numerous shows and has received signifcant attention as they were openers on the Stoolapalooza concert series headlined by Sam Adams. They have also included a live band to play along side them at recent shows. With the recent success seen locally, Divine Rhyme is looking to expand their following and breathe life and energy back into Hip-Hop.
Their new single 'Everyday' is available to download for free at http://www.divinerhyme.bandcamp.com/