TurnStyle Music Group Presents
Jessica Smucker, Mark Rosenberg, The Argentine, Marc A Montfleury, ATM & Nixie
168 Delancey Street
New York, NY, 10002
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Diamond Jig are a group of friends from the NY area who love to create original music.
We are inspired by our influences (jam and classic rock bands), our audiences, and each other.
Dig the Jig.
Jessica Smucker writes what could be considered "dark pop" songs: catchy melodies in minor keys, lyrics that masterfully infuse sad stories with flecks of humor and hope. She performs in diverse configurations and contexts, but her songs have a consistent melodic edge. "Woven with a sort of defiant sadness, a square-jawed resilience" (Fly Magazine), her compositions often start down a familiar road but, through a series of subtle twists and curves, deliver the listener to an unexpected destination.
Unflinching in her dealings with controversial themes - God, sex, social justice, and the movement of all three through an intimate personal narrative - Jessica delivers lyrics that will trip your mind and tie your stomach in knots. Her voice gives an impression of innocence until it erupts into an explosion of rage or desire - evoking, in its gentler moments, a lullaby quality in the vein of Cat Power, Sarah McLachlan or Over the Rhine, then launching into a vocal diatribe with all the anger and intensity of Alanis Morissette, Ani DiFranco, Fiona Apple or even Janis Joplin.
A published poet and lifelong writer, Jessica found her voice in music much later. She has played/sung in an acoustic duo with Jeff Bryson (of The Vinegar Creek Constituency) intermittently since 2006. She assembled her band, The Sleeping World, in early 2007, and has guided it through several incarnations.
Jessica's solo work consists of lyrical poetry and musical simplicity. Audiences respond to her straightforwardness and vulnerability on stage, and the intimate format in which she performs. When she plays with The Sleeping World, she expands the scope of her songs into a lush rock landscape: fuller, deeper arrangements created in collaboration with some of the Central PA region's finest musicians.
Mark Rosenberg is a singer-songwriter fusing the styles of folk and rock into an intimate and acoustic setting. Influenced by the likes of Paul Simon, Leonard Cohen, Dispatch, Fleet Foxes, Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan, Mark's introspective lyrics spread the messages of unity, acceptance, peace, and love.
Over the course of five years, Mark has progressed from a hobbyist with an idea to a professional recording artist with the release of his latest EP, The Day Is New. This EP explores several different sounds and styles, with some songs only featuring Mark and his guitar, while others feature him with a full backing band. From solemn ballads to uplifting jams, The Day Is New helps show Mark's unique knack for songwriting coupled with his poetic lyrics.
Given form, fire and fury in the white hot crucible of Brooklyn, NY, The Argentine is - among other things - a five-piece band, democratic entity, boutique organic hot sauce and ironic cautionary tale with a spectrum of influences including the dense and etherial works of Jose Luis Borges, the deadpan screwball of Jim Jarmusch and the deft impressionism of Jeff Mangum.
Marc A Montfleury
Born in the slums of Port au Prince Haiti, and uprooted to NYC at the age of 6. Marc found music as a refuge from the ever changing world around him. Most of his childhood was scarred with violence, moving state to state and group homes . he never could quite fit in anywhere . So he decided to bury himself even deeper into his art until it became a large middle finger to anything that stood in his way. Giving him hope and strength in the face of a million downward spirals. Armed with his vocal range and an utter disregard for the rules of any genre , he has given birth to 6 solo albums .
Each one a divergent path from the last . Expressing a whole range of human emotion. He has gone under many names such as Eloh, Jonny Roastbeef and Shadows .
Yet we all know him as Marc. One time singer for Torus , Black Pearle and Chill Right quick . His live shows are magnetic and his energy seems boundless . This is his lifes blood .
ATM & Nixie
ATM & Nixie will be spinning a special Happy Hour set for this CMJ Closing Night Party at Tammany Hall.