Brooklyn, NY, 11211
This event is 21 and over
People's Champs combines the hottest dance rhythms from West Africa and South America with New Wave synth tones, crafting them into indie songs with Stevie Wonder-esque lyrics. With their "crazy ass genre mash ups" (Blakbook), People's Champs' truly original sound is equal parts Sharon Jones, tUnE-yArDs, Os Mutantes, William Onyeabor and Prince. Critics are calling People’s Champs a “A dance party waiting to happen” (Consequence of Sound) and "...somewhere between Budos Band & the Flaming Lips" (Deli Magazine).
With feet placed equally in Brooklyn’s thriving indie rock community and it’s renowned retro funk & soul scene, bandleader Alex Asher founded People’s Champs inspired by the idea that music is for everyone: They creatively deliver a unique blend of powerful lyrics and danceable rhythms that relate to people from all walks of life. After rocking big events at Celebrate Brooklyn!, Lincoln Center, The Guggenheim Museum and The MoMA, countless NYC underground parties, and a multiple-year monthly residency at Brooklyn creative music hotspot Barbès, People's Champs released their first full-length album — “American Dreamers” —on boutique Brooklyn label 3rd Generation Recordings in 2015.
People’s Champs is an all-star collective featuring some of the most creative and original musicians in Brooklyn. Members of People's Champs have performed internationally with artists including Esperanza Spalding, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Delicate Steve, Landlady, Cole Williams Band, Bajah and Dry Eye Crew and Cuddle Magic, among others.
Toebow is not only a band. It is a state of mind and a world of its own. Toebow is playful and lighthearted, yet also severe—a progressive cartoon rock soundtrack forged from the inner goofs of the human soul. The music is a tapestry of dueling guitar lines, rumbling drum parts, cloudy synthesizer tones, and lush vocal harmonies. Originally conceived in 2013 by friends and alumni of indie dream-pop group BOBBY (Partisan Records), the band evolved gradually from a casual guitar duo to a five-piece band, forming "...a nice dose of shapeshifting, complex art pop..." (Brooklyn Vegan). Their debut release Spirit Mane was released in 2018 and was co-produced with D. James Goodwin (Bob Weir, Kaki King, Whitney) at the Isokon studio in Woodstock, NY.
Spritzer started as a side project by Matt Meade, founder of Friend Roulette, back in 2015. Matt had written some music that wasn’t the angular and abstract compositions of his band but wasn’t quite sure what to do with them so why not start a new band. Pretty soon after the first recording Paper Garden Records released a 7" vinyl and now the band is 2 EPs and 1LP deep. Spritzer is more of a musical social club of sorts, but the core group consists of Ryan Weiner (Tiny Hazard, LEL), James Preston (Maybird, Sam Koogan), and Kyle Olson (Friend Roulette). But everyone's invited in some capacity.
$8.00 - $10.00
Tickets Available at the Door