Second Dam, Pale Cowboy
85 Arch Street
Hartford, CT, 06103
Doors 9:00 PM / Show 10:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Formed in September of 2010, multi faceted Ladyhips have been spreading their sound all over the east coast. Capable of assimilating into any musical venue, you can find Ladyhips performing acoustically in a local coffee shop or raging to up-tempo funk at house parties and college campuses.
Ladyhips began as a duo project between bassist and vocalist Sean Rubin, and guitarist Mike Dipanfilo. Upon meeting in 2009, the two Hartt School students quickly found a unique chemistry, and began exploring their sounds while living together the following school year. After further developing their sound, the two searched for more members to not only flesh out their ideas, but to bring new, unique personalities and styles to the table. The search ended when they met drummer Sam Horan and keyboardist Paul Philippone, who also studied at Hartt.
Throughout the short amount of time the group has been active, Ladyhips have played all over the Hartford and New England, while making their way to the five boroughs. Most recently, they released their first album titled “Best Friends”, which is a compilation of seven songs that were written over the summer in 2011. Influences of the group range from James Brown to Charlie Parker, from Bob Dylan to J.S Bach. Always looking for an interesting collaboration, the group has collaborated with visual and performing artists of all sorts, from inner city MC’s to modern dancers. Being versatile improvisers, each member of Ladyhips work as dance accompanists over at the Handel Performing Arts Center (University of Hartford), improvising and interpreting the dancers as they see fit.
Though still humble rookies on the bandstand, Ladyhips are certainly on the up and coming list on Connecticut’s “locally grown”. With their versatile sound and hunger for opportunities, the end result is a performance that is guaranteed to keep the audience guessing while keeping their feet moving the whole time.
Second Dam is a band hailing from the lovely town of Ithaca, NY. It started from the broken bones of former musical projects that involved Kayla Sewell and KC Weston and developed when the pair met the other musicians of the band in a myriad of ways; Brian and Andrew at the school's weekly open mic's, PJ in a college a cappella group and Zack in academic scholar program. From then Second Dam has grown over time; with the continual weekly practices, the steady gigging around Ithaca and surrounding towns, and a constant cycle of new music helping them to stay fresh and continually develop the unique sound they call their craft. Their sound is always changing and growing, which can definitely be heard in the differences between their 2012 EP release "This Guy" and their brand new album, "Swimming" which was released in May of 2013. In live performances, the band commits to a high-energy style aimed at connecting with the audience, which seeps into the very heart of their music. Their music may make you smile, tear up, or dance: but as long as it makes you feel, their mission has been accomplished.
Pale Cowboy is a five-person indie rock band from Northampton, MA. Rooted in early rock 'n' roll and country western, they combine evocative melodies and rich harmonies while exploring new possibilities within popular song. Pale Cowboy's modern approach to Americana and classic pop styles refreshes the brightest parts of the past with an edge and playfulness unique to the present.