2013 Zombie Prom

2013 Zombie Prom

Attention gore and music lovers: the Zombie Prom is back for the fifth year in a row! Bigger, Better and BROOKLYN – Join us at our NEW VENUE, Brooklyn Bowl, in the heart of Williamsburg. This year, we’ll be stomping our rotting feet and clapping our decrepit hands to a lineup truly worthy of this great venue. Playing are The Hollows; Lily & the Parlour Tricks; and Leslie DiNicola. There’ll be prom photos, raffles, plus best zombie costumes get crowned Prom King & Queen. Note: Bizarre zombie costumes encouraged (last year’s favorites included Sid and Nancy Zombies).

Proceeds support PERSONAL SPACE THEATRICS. Personal Space Theatrics, Inc. is a local non-profit theater company dedicated to serving a curious and passionate audience by removing the barrier between performer and audience.

The Hollows’ new album, Between the Water and the Wonder Wheel, was produced by John Siket (Phish, Sonic Youth, Dave Matthews Band), released this past June, and has received airplay on over one hundred radio stations across the country. The music video for the album’s first single, “Mountains to the Sea,” was recently featured on Billboard.com, and the record has garnered additional attention from Daytrotter, No Depression, Popdust, Glide Magazine, and more. Previous discography includes their debut album Belong to the Land (2011), a self-titled EP (2012), and a live album, Neverending Show (2013). Their music has been featured in Time Out New York (Critic’s Pick), The Wild Honey Pie (Best of SXSW), The Deli Magazine (Artist of The Month), Oh My Rockness (Best of This Week’s Shows), Pancakes & Whiskey, My Old Kentucky Blog, Baeble Music, The Huffington Post, and three feature films. The band has become known for their rip-roaring live shows, and recently completed a two-month national tour.

When you first see this scruffy ensemble of multi-instrumentalists take the stage, you will find them out of place. They will appear to be a ragtag set of traveling performers, accustomed to closing out barn dances and just as likely to steal your prize-winning cow as to wake up next to your sister in a hayloft. It will seem to you that they woke up, one confused morning, to find themselves instead on a Brooklyn street corner. But when the first notes reach your ears, it will seem to you that the sound of The Hollows is uniquely New York: a contradictory, harmonic melting pot that takes all of its roots, twists them around, and produces something else, something new. With no frontman (or six frontmen), the result is a veritable junkyard of instruments and musical personalities, a carnival on wheels, a one-man band in six bodies that owns the stage with all the mobile, rhythmic ease of a seasoned railroad gang.

Lily and the Parlour Tricks

Lily & The Parlour Tricks dive deep into the well of musical Americana and resurface with a wild stylistic brew. Lily’s songwriting influences range from The Andrews Sisters to Nine Inch Nails to Johnny Cash, with roots planted firmly in the smoky back room of early rock n’ roll. "Combining dissonant guitar riffs with angelic vocal harmonies, Lily & The Parlour Tricks are the perfect combo of pretty and gritty... the band has a mysterious depth that holds audiences transfixed through their salty and sweet set." (The Wild Magazine, 2012). Their first EP was recorded live to tape at the legendary Daptone Studios in Brooklyn, and they are currently hard at work on a followup with an altogether different kind of sound. Their newest single, "Belle Gunness", is "a tense, stomping electric gospel [which] definitely takes things to the next level through a newfound sonic boldness" (The Deli Magazine, 2013). The song is currently being featured in the latest BMW commercial. With their soaring harmonies, raucous attitude and "deadly sex appeal" (Aesthetes Anonymous, 2012), these friendly sh*t-talkers keep their audiences dancing and howling for more.

Leslie DiNicola

Sitting across from Leslie DiNicola, you get the warm feeling that you’re sipping coffee with someone like Sandra Bullock or Jennifer Aniston- the sexy and sarcastic “girl next door”. But, something happens when she walks on stage that sheds that comfortable and welcoming exterior and reveals a depth of soul, artistry, and charisma that leaves you paralyzed in your seat thinking one word: Star!

DiNicola arrived in the New York music scene in 2010 with her debut EP, It Resembles Fiction. Produced by Ellis Traver, who has worked in various capacities with Diane Birch, Fischerspooner, Sean Lennon, and Mark Ronson,It Resembles Fiction quickly landed DiNicola among the most prominent emerging indie artists in NYC. She travelled down the east coast that summer performing the National Anthem for various major league sports teams only to return to New York and be invited to perform for more, including the NY Rangers at Madison Square Garden and the NY Mets at Citi Field. She began playing sold out shows all over NYC and opening for renowned artists like October Project and Jaymay.

In 2011, DiNicola met musician/producer Julian Coryell (son of the legendary jazz guitarist, Larry Coryell) in Los Angeles. Coryell (Aimee Mann, Leonard Cohen, Jewel, Alanis Morisette) welcomed DiNicola into his studio that he owns with drummer Mark Schulman (P!nk, Cher, Foreigner) and engineer/mixer Erich Gobel (John Mayer, Ray Charles). The two recorded a brilliant 5 track collection of cover songs called Draw Back Your Bow that is full of fresh surprises and satisfying inevitabilities. Coryell’s compelling arrangements support DiNicola’s warm and sensual voice throughout the album, while her tour de force vocals move flawlessly from vulnerable and polished strokes into raw and empowering slaps. Shortly after it’s release,Draw Back Your Bow gained worldwide attention for DiNicola. Her covers ofSeparate Ways by Journey and With Or Without You by U2 peaked on the CMJ charts all over the country.

DiNicola returned to Los Angeles in 2012 to record another 5 track EP with Coryell. This time, a collection of her original songs entitled, Some Greener Yard. A release date has been scheduled for November 2nd, 2013, though songs from the album have already been stirring up anticipation throughout the NY music scene. The final track from the EP, It’s Alright, was featured in a 2012 September 11th Campaign and members of October Project were so impressed with the album, they asked DiNicola to create a new interpretation of their hit, Take Me As I Am.

For this project, DiNicola paired with Multi-Grammy winning producer, Ron Allaire (Keith Richards, Madonna, David Bowie), at the famous Chung King Studios in NYC. DiNicola’s unique and hauntingly beautiful interpretation ofTake Me As I Am is set to be released as a bonus track on the October Project complilation album, October Project: Covered, in early 2014.

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