TurnStyle Music Group Presents
Color Tongue, Brian Shaheen, Man Illuminated
87 Ludlow St
New York, NY, 10002
This event is 21 and over
Wild Decade are a melodic post-punk band based in New York City and San Francisco, led by songwriters Phil Maves and Dan Leech. Wild Decade's early releases as Bad Bibles received favorable attention from the Chicago Reader, San Francisco Chronicle, Largehearted Boy, Sonic Masala, and Ongakubaka.
Brian Shaheen, born in New Jersey and currently living in New York City, is a powerful musical artist with a varied catalog of recordings that ranges from moody and dramatic to light-hearted and playful. He has performed and toured with several bands in different capacities—as a back-up singer, bass player, violinist—but is working to make a name for himself and his own performance and songwriting abilities. Drawing from an assortment of inspiration, Brian writes lyrics, music, and poems every day, constantly producing new material.
Brian’s formal music background fuels his creative and precise approach to writing songs and making music. He attended Berklee College of Music prior to moving to New York and remains an active singer in many classical settings, including The Oratorio Society of New York and The Stonewall Chorale. He is also a classical composer and arranger, writing for a variety of instrumental ensembles. This serves to expand Brian’s palate beyond what is usually available to popular musicians.
Ranging from intense rock to soft lyric falsetto, Brian's songs are vocally charged, with dark undertones and touches of alternative styles. While his music is deliberate and intelligently structured, it is the raw and palpable emotion of Brian's voice that immediately cuts through a room and remains on listeners' minds long after the final note.
A spectrum ranging from The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Wilco, Modest Mouse, Radiohead, U2, Fiest, and Nirvana, Man Illuminated create a blend of honest folk songwriting with ragged, modern edges. Our music is intimate, infectious, and aggressively beautiful.
Also, We're damn handsome.