Sep
15
7:00 PM19:00

Evelyn Frances / GADADU / Nikia Yung

Come on out for a night of music at Gold Sounds! 7pm Doors, 8pm Show. $10 at the door.

EVELYN FRANCES
https://www.evelynfrancesmusic.com

For Evelyn Frances, music is a textural, tangible experience. Her music lives in the grainy earth found in the rich-soils of the old growth forests. Her intricate vocals paired with her sensitive lyrics create a space for contemplation, reflection and meditation.

Evelyn was born in Mons, Belgium and lived everywhere from South Korea to the Midwest; Upstate New York and many places in between. This constant fluctuation in space, culture, and environment allowed for a real sense of the earth and body as home. With an ingrained sense of respect for both of these home spaces, her music is a direct reflection of that and carries a sense of urgency to care for our rapidly changing, human-impacted earth.

As a vocalist, pianist, guitarist, and flutist with a background in classical and jazz, Evelyn Frances creates a delicate blend of experimental, folk, and electronica, with a pulse firmly rooted in the organic. Her vocal melodies and tone are strongly influenced by the flute, which allows her lyrics to meld and flow into a time-lapse, as if you were watching a plant sprout and grow in a dream state.

Her debut album, entitled "Seed," is intended to be experienced as a full cycle from start to finish. Produced and mixed with Phil Joly at Electric Lady Studios and Shifted Recording, it will be out this year.
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GADADU
http://www.gadadu.com

With a kaleidoscopic sense of time and texture, GADADU weaves odd-meter grooves, synth-spiked orchestral arrangements, and unorthodox song forms into a dreamy, soulful sound. Formed in 2013 by bandleaders Hannah Selin and Nicki Adams, GADADU has since expanded to include Patrick Adams (trumpet), Ayumi Ishito (tenor sax), Daniel Stein (bass) and Arthur Vint (drums).

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NIKIA YUNG
www.nikiamusic.com

NIKIA YUNG, MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST AND SONGWRITER, USES THE VIOLIN IN AN UNCONVENTIONAL WAY, BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN CLASSICAL, POP AND SOUL. WITH EMOTIONALLY-CHARGED LYRICS AND CINEMATIC LINES, HER MUSIC IS DESCRIBED AS PURE AND BEAUTIFUL WITH A TOUCH OF BOLD SASS.

Nikia Yung grew up in a small farm town, Finksburg, MD. Surrounded by music at an early age, Yung followed in the footsteps of her mother, a locally-renowned piano instructor with a soulful voice and gospel songwriting chops. Yung was immersed in music by the age of seven, studying piano and violin, competing in competitions, performing in recitals and orchestras.

After attending the Peabody Preparatory throughout high school and beginning her bachelors in Music Performance at the Peabody Institute of Music, Yung broke ties with her home state and traveled to the University of Delaware to finish her degree. It was there in the practice rooms between masterclasses and rehearsals that Yung fell in love with the art of songwriting.

Following college, Yung moved back to Baltimore, MD and performed the circuit with Mason Vixon, a local country-rock band favorite for nearly four years opening for American Idol Contestants, providing pre-show entertainment for Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw, and various harbor festivals.

In 2014 Yung released her first solo album, "Taller Than Trees", a 10-track record with some of Yung's earliest creations as a songwriter and made her way to Nashville, TN. While in the great Music City, Yung kept busy performing regularly with Joanna Barbera, a published singer-songwriter, Hip-Hop sensation, Stealing Oceans, and various other artists and bands. Clocking many hours in the studio cutting violin on other tracks and projects, Yung became a quick dial for artists needing lush strings or beautiful melodic solo lines.

Now based out of Lafayette, LA, Yung has settled into a new city with a handful of new tricks. Determined to break the mold and perception of violin, Yung is pushing the limits and writing new material featuring violin in an unconventional way. Learning how to use both, violin and voice, she is transforming genre and creating a new sound.

"Wild Beasts", a 6-song EP is due to drop summer of 2019. Featuring songs with a bigger punch and a sea of strings, this EP will be vastly different than Yung's earlier writing. Hold on to your knickers, folks...

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Jul
1
9:00 PM21:00

GADADU @ The Variousound Sessions

Looking forward to returning to this awesome series! We’re sharing the bill with our drummer’s own project, Arthur Vint & Associates.

The Variousound Sessions (https://www.variousound.com/) is an experimental concert series looking to redefine, explore, and expand the definition of “chamber music” within contemporary-leaning classical music, groove-based music, improvised free music, and the third stream. We’re sharing

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OUTER SONG Release Celebration w/ Valipala & Fullmoon Groove
Oct
26
7:30 PM19:30

OUTER SONG Release Celebration w/ Valipala & Fullmoon Groove

Come celebrate the release of our second album, Outer Song! This will be an epic triple release party with kindred musical spirits Valipala and Fullmoon Groove. Please note that the venue has changed. Advance ticket purchases will be honored at the new venue, Lady Stardust.

Tickets: $10adv/$12dos - Buy Tickets

Doors at 7:30
8 - Fullmoon Groove
9 - Valipala
10 - GADADU

This event is 21+

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Monthly Fund - June Edition
Jun
1
7:00 PM19:00

Monthly Fund - June Edition

We are heading to Philadelphia in June to perform in the Monthly Fund series, a roaming, salon-style event series curated by Jeremy Prouty. Each month, a collaborative event is held somewhere in Philadelphia to raise funds and awareness for an organization doing good/necessary work. The June 2018 installment of The Monthly Fund will support The Youth Art & Self-Empowerment Project. The event will feature performances by:

GADADU
Oh! Pears
Maryan Nagy Captan
Marina Murayama

RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/887230738123225/

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GADADU // Laura Fisher // Edenspore
Mar
4
7:00 PM19:00

GADADU // Laura Fisher // Edenspore

An evening of music at The Bowery Electric's Map Room featuring solo sets by Edenspore (Philly) and Laura Fisher (New Orleans), followed by a full band set by GADADU (Brooklyn).

$5 suggested donation // 21+
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Edenspore is a multifaceted business and solo project to hold the works of Robyn Mello: Earth Worship. Music. Permaculture Design. Classes and Workshops. Herbal Products. Visual Art. Deep Dreaming. The power of Mello's entrancing voice and vocal range draws people in, and her lyrical skills hold them for the duration of a performance. Her songs stir people with dreamy music and usher them through their days with calls to action to listen deeply to the earth and each other.
--> http://edenspore.com/
---> http://instagram.com/edenspore
----> http://edenspore.bandcamp.com/

Laura Fisher is a classically trained and contemporary minded pianist, keyboardist, vocalist, composer, poet, and multi-media collaborator residing in New Orleans. Her current projects include Tranche (Bubble Bath Records), a dreamscape grunge band; Matron, an indie math rock band; Phantosmia, an ambient-electronic solo recording endeavour/live improv collective; and Dance Theatre Surreality (DTS), a nonprofit and feminist Parisian-American creative company for which she serves as resident composer. Fisher has also begun performing solo works for piano and voice again after a long hiatus – simply under her name – joined by an electronic dream pop backing band when in New Orleans.
--> https://www.bubblebathrecords.com/tranche/
---> https://matronband.bandcamp.com/
----> https://soundcloud.com/phantosmia

GADADU plays adventurous, groove-based music with elements of soul, jazz and pop. The band's unusual instrumentation results in a wildly colorful improvisational framework swept together by lead singer Hannah Selin, whose haunting vocals are often doubled by viola or vocoder. GADADU released their debut album And I See Night in February 2015, followed by animated video-single "Bay Songs" in November 2016. Their second album is scheduled for release in late spring 2018.
---> www.gadadu.com
----> https://www.instagram.com/gadadumusic/

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BAY SONGS Release Celebration
Feb
28
10:00 PM22:00

BAY SONGS Release Celebration

Join us to celebrate the release of BAY SONGS, our new music video/single! This concert will benefit Launch Progress Political Action Committee, an organization committed to electing progressive and young political candidates from diverse backgrounds with a focus on local elections and grassroots organizing. Part of the 2017 Composers Now Festival.

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Oct
18
7:30 PM19:30

QCNMG Fall Concert Feat. GADADU

This concert marks the culmination of a month-long collaboration between the Queens College New Music Group and GADADU, Ensemble-In-Residence at the Aaron Copland School of Music for the fall of 2016. GADADU will premiere new student works alongside two new GADADU originals.

Program:
At Play - Hannah Selin
Tsukiyo No Hamabe - Yuta Tanaka
Molten Chocolate Lava Cake Encounter - Yair Shahak
Streetlight Nocturnes, I. Box Seats; II. Troll; III. Diva - Michael Donovan
Our Love - Gregory Antonelli
do you know what it means to gadadu - Katie Bishop
Prove to You - Nicki Adams

 

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Aug
3
8:00 PM20:00

Mister Lies // GADADU // Ellen O @ Friends and Lovers

Come say hi (and bye, for now)! We're celebrating the start of GADADU's northeast tour with the incredible Mister Lies and ellen o on August 3 at Friends and Lovers.

Buy tickets online at http://bit.ly/29wIylv.
Doors at 8, $8 cover. RSVP on Facebook!

10:30 - Mister Lies
http://misterlies.com/
https://misterlies.bandcamp.com/

9:30 - GADADU
http://gadadu.bandcamp.com/

8:30 - ellen o
https://www.facebook.com/ellen-o-1671034513182236/
https://elleno.bandcamp.com/

 

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