The Epic Queen Tribute Show
1120 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11222
This event is 21 and over
Blue Coupe (ft. Joe and Albert Bouchard of Blue Öyster Cult and Dennis Dunaway of Alice Cooper)
Blue Coupe comprises the long awaited reunion of Albert and Joe Bouchard, founding members of Blue Öyster Cult, on drums and guitar respectively, and bassist, Dennis Dunaway, founder of the Alice Cooper Group. Albert is the co-writer and arranger of many of Blue Öyster Cult's biggest hits including "Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll," "R.U. Ready to Rock" and many others. Joe wrote "Hot Rails to Hell," "Astronomy" and co-wrote many other well loved BÖC songs. Dennis co-wrote Alice's biggest smash hits including "I'm 18," "School's Out" and "Under My Wheels." Together they have sold over 15 million albums in the United States alone and have been awarded over 30 gold and platinum records worldwide.
It's been all systems go for Hawaii-born, New York-based Charlene Kaye since releasing her sophomore album "Animal Love," which reached #15 on the iTunes pop charts upon its release this May and has been hailed as "a tour de force of Kaye's songwriting talents and her voice" (the Pop Stereo) and "fluent in classical piano as [it] is in glam rock" (the New Yorker). In addition to touring relentlessly and playing CMJ and SXSW festivals, the ambitious songwriter/multi-instrumentalist has earned enthusiastic reviews from PopMatters, VH1, Huffington Post, NPR, The Atlantic, the NY Deli, the Village Voice and more for her commanding voice, deft guitar playing and electrifying live shows. She has shared a bill with the likes of Big Boi, Minus the Bear and Holly Miranda and has over a million views on her YouTube channel. This past November and again in May, she went on two national tours supporting musical theater/internet sensation Team StarKid, earning her thousands of new fans. Her single "Dress and Tie" featuring good friend Darren Criss of Glee was featured in a promo for NBC's Chuck, had extensive play on radio stations nationwide, and was selected as official boarding music for Delta Airlines.
With a sound that fuses the buoyant pop of Robyn and Niki & the Dove, the vintage soul of Prince, and the sentimentality of Rufus Wainwright, Charlene Kaye is a force whose music is at once classic and contemporary, of the times yet unmistakably timeless. With a rapidly growing fan base and more touring on the horizon, Kaye shows no signs of slowing down, picking up steam even before she leaves the ground.
New York "dream-thrash" band HUFF THIS! is the woozy hallucination of Alison Clancy, a Wilhelmina Model and dancer who performs with the Metropolitan Opera. She spends most nights sleepless and cooing sweet melodies to herself, but occasionally ventures out to wreak havoc as the chaotic front person for a couple of bands. Bloggers have described this ballerina's night-time alter ego as "Iggy Pop in a skirt" and "the best new rock front person from NYC since Karen O". Clancy prances, prowls and charges through the audience with reckless abandon, her voice similarly ricocheting through the music with breathy pleas and full-gut screams. A few NYC clubs have even banned her due to antics that included jumping off pianos and knocking shit over. Clancy recently opened for TV On The Radio, Moby and The Kills at a SPIN Magazine party at SXSW. Backstage Axxess wrote she "stole the show, with sugar, spice, sunglasses and shiny gold spandex." Her current HUFF THIS! line-up features Chrissy Lancaster (renowned electro-acoustic cellist/composer for the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Co.), bass player Sonny Ratcliff, and drummer Tony Long. Superstar dancer friends are known for busting crazy moves in the audience.
Craig has been called this generation's "troubadour piano man" (Jambands.com, Jan 2011), combining the pop sensibilities and greatly skilled musicianship of Billy Joel and Ben Folds, with the lyrical smarts of Randy Newman. His voice brims with soul and personality, coming from his strong native New Yorker identity, and also from his experience getting his start while living abroad, performing in the bars and on the streets of Chile and Spain from 2002 to 2004. Since his return to NY, Craig has been a mainstay on the downtown and Brooklyn music scene, and as well has toured around the US and abroad.
Craig's songs, in content and feel, run the gamut from light-hearted and tongue and cheek, to quite dark and edgy. It's his range as a songwriter that sets him apart.
In November of 2007, Craig co-produced and released his debut EP, entitled The World and Back, and in August of 2010 released the follow up, entitled Spinning In Time (BOTH available for purchase on this site). He is currently working on first full length record that he's planning to release by the end of 2013.
Nick Didkovsky is a guitarist, composer, and music software programmer. He founded the rock band Doctor Nerve in 1983, the metal band Häßliche Luftmasken in 2011, the metal band Vomit Fist in 2013, and is a member of the Fred Frith Guitar Quartet. He has composed for Bang On A Can All-Stars, Meridian Arts Ensemble, ETHEL, and others. His compositions and guitar work appear on over 50 records. With computer music pioneer Phil Burk, Didkovsky created Java Music Specification Language. With composer Georg Hajdu, he has created MaxScore, an object that uses JMSL to bring music notation to Max/MSP. In 2010, he founded the $100 Guitar Project with Chuck O'Meara. His Punos Music record label serves up his more extreme musical projects.
The Black Market Merchants
Nick Jenkins- Lead Guitar
Savannah Sturgeon - Vocals
Nick Zide - Rhythm Guitar
Nicola Wincenc - Keyboards
Chaos & Lace
Chief songwriter, vocalist, and lead guitarist Juliana Brown lays the groundwork for each song, and the arrangements often take on a life of their own with all the different instruments creating a vivid tapestry of sound and thought. Vocals that go from soft falsettos to blood curdling screaming leave you never knowing what to expect. Julie's Page-esque guitar virtuosity leaves guitar lovers drained! Her crazy energy during shows builds slowly to a boil over the course of a show, sending everyone for a ride! Fun fact: she's a lefty!
Jason Trachtenburg and The Pendulum Swings
NYC's only indie swing big band!
"Fusing swing music with the boozy ballads of troubadours... " The Solitary Hour
The Pendulum Swings "A Warped Sinatra...Highly Recommended." Time Out New York
New York's Newest Indie-Lounge Jazz Swing Big Band are swinging out the new standards and lounging around the originals. Instant classic jazz/pop composed by acclaimed vocalist Jason Trachtenburg (Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players)
"The Greatest Thing Ever." Pitchfork Media
********** 10 Stars (N.M.E.), are set to larger than life arrangements by New York's coolest, hottest, and mostly well-mannered jazz/lounge orchestra - The Pendulum Swings!
Director, musician, and consultant at Exploding Note. Host of Minor Music on WFMU. Bass player in Doctor Nerve and Häßliche Luftmasken
All-girls rock band led by drummer (and Queen superfan) Wizard of Roz.
100% of the proceeds from this show will go to IAVI About IAVI: IAVI is a global not-for-profit organization whose mission is to ensure the development of safe, effective, accessible, preventive HIV vaccines for use throughout the world. IAVI works with partners in 25 countries to research, design and develop AIDS vaccine candidates. In addition, IAVI conducts policy analyses and serves as an advocate for the AIDS vaccine field. Website: IAVI.org
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