This Is Halloween, Shinobi Ninja, Beatrhyme Communications Cypher, Niki Darling, Life Dutchee, Phasers To Stun, The Free In Time, The Biomechanic, DJ LuGhost, Pop-Up Art Show, + Costume Contest with CASH PRIZES!

This Is Halloween

"On October 31st, Halloween, Emerging Artists Connect (E.A.C.) an NYC based Artist Coalition is hosting a Nightmare Before Christmas themed Halloween Party titled "This Is Halloween" at Spike Hill in Williamsburg. The event will feature Live Music, a Pop-Up Gallery, and a Creative Costume Contest with a grand prize of $200, and second place prize of $100.

Throughout the night, they will have actors in costume as some of the iconic characters from the film and interacting with their guests. According to the founder of Emerging Artists Connect, Jessy Taveras "event attendees interested in the 'Most Creative Costume Contest' should arrive between 7-10pm to be eligible to participate".

You can find more detailed information, such as rules for the contest and other featured artists on their website. Www.eacmix.com

Emerging Artists Connect (E.A.C.) is an Artist Coalition that hosts themed networking events and artist showcases, by turning music venues into pop-up galleries for the night. With a large roster of artists varying from different mediums such as Music, Art, Photography, Film, and Dance, E.A.C's mission is to connect Artists to opportunity by providing networking events, workshops and mentoring programs. "

Mashing up Hip Hop, Punk, Reggae, Rock, and Metal, into an original urban sound, the six members of Shinobi Ninja form a "Voltron-esque" rock group, bound by the love of music and a hardbody party lifestyle. Known for their explosive live performances and extraordinary hustle, the band has spent the last eight months on the road making a name for itself one show and one fan at a time.

"To put it simply, they are a walking, breathing and screaming cartoon: Loud, colorful and full of enough energy to put nearly any another band to shame." - Radio Exile

In February 2010, the band released "Shinobi Ninja Attacks!" a Nintendo-style video game album for iPhone, iPod, and iPad that was featured in the Apple Store's "Hot New Games" section and downloaded nearly 10,000 times in three short months.

Prior to forming Shinobi Ninja, each member had respective careers in the music industry. Vocalist, D.A. and, bassist, Jonny on the Rocks had been producers and engineers at Progressive Studios. Vocalist, Baby G, who worked as a singer and dancer for major label artists like Ricky Martin, Diddy, Cassie, and Santogold, was a fixture in the vocal master class held at Progressive by esteemed vocalist, Craig Derry of the Sugarhill Gang. Twin brothers, guitarist, Maniac Mike and, drummer, Terminator Dave ran The Sound Machine, a recording studio where they produced their projects and the work of other artists. DJ Axis, an accomplished battle and club DJ, played in bands with Mike and Dave.

After two years of making a living together at Progressive Studios and The Sound Machine, this group of eclectic musicians decided to combine influences. Shinobi Ninja will release "The Video Game EP" on June 15th. The five song set had only been available to fans through the band's video game app (by beating the game or attending a live show and using the location based unlock). Now, it's being offered to the public through traditional digital outlets, the band's website and social media pages for $5 son, $5!

Niki Darling

Nicole Leidinger, known onstage simply as Nikki Darlin’, is a rising star in the world of music. Nicole’s feminine, rock star style and good looks make her an asset to any vocal music production. A talented singer and performing artist with a wide vocal range, Nicole began singing when she learned to talk. Raised in Queens New York, by North American and South American parents, the natural beauty’s exotic features are a unique mix of Guyanese, Native American and German ancestry. Nicole’s early musical influences were her father’s heroes: James Brown, David Bowie, and Diana Ross. But her greatest musical influence by far is Prince, followed by 1990’s pop/rock talent like No doubt, Green day, NIN.

Nicole studied vocal music and theater at the same New York Performing Arts High School that produced huge stars like Alicia Keys, Claire Danes and Britney Spears. As a dancer, Nicole trained with acclaimed choreographer Luigi, who worked with iconic stars such as Madonna and Liza Minelli. Today, Nicole’s classical training in dance lets her finds her own, natural rhythm in nearly every contemporary style including Salsa, Soca, Meringue, Ballroom, Hip Hop, House, Ballet, Jazz, Modern and Freestyle.

Nicole began performing publicly in high school and continued afterward, singing at the United Nations, the Waldorf Astoria and Madison Square Garden, where she sang the National Anthem for the NCAA Championship Game. She won over New York’s toughest crowd, taking the top spot in Harlem’s Showtime at the Apollo Amateur Night, while others were booed off the stage.

Nicole fronts six-piece, pop/rock/hip-hop ensemble, Pants Velour, with whom she is currently recording an album. The group enjoys a strong NYC following, selling out shows at Webster Hall, and performing at venues including Bowery Poetry Club, Arlene’s Grocery, Pianos, Drom, Rock & Roll Hot D.C., North Star Bar Phily and more.
As a solo artist, Nicole’s worked with well-known pop and R&B producers including Rufus Blaque of T.U.G. Entertainment, Aaron Freedom Lyles, and Soul G who produced top acts like Christina Aquilera, Puff Daddy, Destiny’s Child and Omarion. She has preformed solo or as a guest vocalist at various NYC venues including. Le Poisson Rouge, Barracuda, El Morocco, Gospel Uptown, Joe’s Pub, and the Triad.

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This Is Halloween, Shinobi Ninja, Beatrhyme Communications Cypher, Niki Darling, Life Dutchee, Phasers To Stun, The Free In Time, The Biomechanic, DJ LuGhost, Pop-Up Art Show, + Costume Contest with CASH PRIZES!

Thursday, October 31 · Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:00 PM at Spike Hill

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