Knitting Factory Brooklyn Presents
Starnes & Shah
Jessica Pomerantz, Gazelle
361 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
Doors 6:30PM / Show 7:00PM
Starnes & Shah
Starnes&Shah, featuring vocal duo Dania Abu-Shaheen (guitar/vocals) and Zilpha Starnes (keyboards/vocals), was formed in Astoria, NY in 2005. Bring a poet/songwriter from Lebanon together with a choirgirl from Dallas, Texas, and you get a unique musical counterpoint.
The songs range from pared down acoustic ballads to rock anthems complete with choral arrangements and layered guitar effects. They are stories rendered with Dania’s poetry and music. Zilpha’s harmonies play between exchange and tension to produce a signature sound.
“I want to leave an imprint on the hearts of people. I want to leave this world remembered for my songs.” So speaks Jessica Pomerantz, a powerful new voice in the alt pop scene. But what does it take to make it in the music biz besides good intentions? Luck, talent, connections, good genes? Looks like Jessica has them all. Cousin of famed singer Phoebe Snow, Pomerantz’s new demo, featuring the explosive “Rock Bottom,” carves out a place for a powerful, emotive voice in a crowded marketplace.
Gazelle is the musical collaboration of vocalist Zeena Koda (Aphonia) and songwriter J (The Old Man & his Po' Buckra). A heaping pile of heartbreak with two dashes of cynicism, Gazelle is an acoustic, beat laden slap in the face. Gazelle are recording their forthcoming EP Motorcycle - due Spring 2011