Loveskills, Napoleon, Sistine Criminals, Empty Chairs
17 Meadow St.
Brooklyn, NY, 11206
In the state of multiplicity, we will find Loveskills . This one-man industry of music, Richard Spitzer, discovers himself through the craft of songwriting - producing textures of therapeutic synth, low frequency bass, and a balance of melodic heart speak. While new love kills the desire to surrender, ambitious heartbreak sets the stage. Loveskills comes in waves, different perspectives from the same vantage point in the heart of the city.
Brooklyn based band Napoleon is currently in the works with producer Kevin McMahon (Titus Andronicus, Swans, Real Estate, The Walkmen) on a first record.
Sistine Criminals was founded in Boston by saxophonist Aaron Burnett and drummer Greg Sgrulloni. Since arriving in Brooklyn, they have added Nick Jozwiak on bass and Wylie Wynshaw on guitar. All rigorously trained, the members infuse modern electronic dance genres, such as drum n bass, house, dubstep, IDM and hip hop, with the creative and intellectual influences of jazz and classical music. They strive to emulate the intensity of a DJ while drawing on the chemistry that can only happen among a live group of musicians.
Sistine Criminals is based on Brooklyn and is currently active in the underground and live music scene in New York City and the Tri-State Area.
Ethereally impressionistic, Empty Chairs uses rhythmic samples coupled with interwoven harmonies and guitars to create an enveloping and kaleidoscopic atmosphere. Started in 2011, singer-guitarist Peter Spear was joined by bandmates Whitney Broadstreet and Matthew O'Koren following the release of Empty Chairs EP. Their first full-length, Caveat Emptor, is due out in Spring 2013.