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Kim Logan+the Silhouettes

Bowery Electric Live Tuesday 10/12 7PM

October 12, 2021, 11:00:00 PM

Kim Logan+the Silhouettes

Kim Logan is an artist originally from Florida. Following the release of her debut self-titled album in 2013, Kim spent the years since touring America and Europe with a wheel-of-fortune display of diverse backing musicians, making recorded music with everyone from Grammy-winning producers to bands made up of childhood friends, and continuing a career in staged opera that has spanned two decades. Cutting a global and itinerant path, Kim draws from the veins of varied musical subgenres as reference points for her expression and works to blur the lines between them all.

The next oeuvre of Kim's work, "Pseudoscience," began its release in late 2016, produced and developed by the formidable sonic wizards Vance Powell (Jack White, Chris Stapleton, Arctic Monkeys), and Brett Orrison (The Black Angels, Widespread Panic). In 2017 came the analog-recorded R&B/soul EP "Fresh Juice," with a cover of Serge Gainsbourg's 1964 Tropicalia hit "Couleur Café” as a B-side to these sessions.

Her second LP, "Shadow Work," was released on 21 February, made in the UK with her Parisian band The Silhouettes, and mixed/mastered back in Nashville with her collaborators from Sputnik and Infrasonic Sound, the engineers behind projects with Third Man Records, Clutch & Seasick Steve. The album was led by the explosive singles "Dirty Business" and "Oedipus Wrecks," and will be followed by 2021 tour dates.

Ammoye

Mondo Live Stream [Going Global Showcase]

October 12, 2021, 11:00:00 PM

Ammoye

Singing songs of love, life and justice, five-time Juno nominee Ammoye delivers a wholly unique future-forward reggae sound that incorporates old-school rocksteady, dancehall and dubstep with gospel, soul and R&B. With her infectious voice and messages of empowerment, Jamaican-born Ammoye is a lightworker and self-declared soul rebel. Ammoye’s forthcoming 13-track album Water features a who’s who of the contemporary international reggae scene with contributions from Toronto’s own DJ Agile and Danny Maestro, The Senior Allstars from Germany, Thomas Blondet from Brooklyn, Adian Hanson Donsome of NYC’s Donsome Records and the legendary Lord SassaFras, as well as production from Natural High and executive production, mastering and sound engineering from Tandra Lytes Jhagroo, both based in Jamaica.

Beny Esguerra

Mondo Live Stream [Going Global Showcase]

October 12, 2021, 11:00:00 PM

Beny Esguerra

Beny Esguerra and New Tradition Music fuse bilingual socially-conscious spoken word, beatboxing, indigenous kuisi bunsi flute (aka Colombian gaita), turntablism and Bronx-style ‘70s salsa, alongside Afro-Cuban and Colombian secular and religious drumming. Led by Juno-nominated multi-instrumentalist educator and activist Beny Esguerra, New Tradition Music delivers an interactive multidisciplinary performance which fuses ancient and contemporary instruments and incorporates dance, live painting and hip hop to explore themes of justice, environmental healing and respect for ancestors and land treaties. Northside Kuisi, the group's third LP, is a carefully-woven song cycle of 14 compositions chronicling an archeological dig in the distant future where traditional instruments from North and South America, alongside a vinyl disc containing encrypted information from the year 2021, are unearthed.

Ramon Chicharron

Mondo Live Stream [Going Global Showcase]

October 12, 2021, 11:00:00 PM

Ramon Chicharron

Born in Medellin, Colombia and based in Montreal, the multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Ramon Chicharron promotes a heartfelt blend of genres and identities. With his distinctive voice, Ramon combines a seemingly endless supply of catchy hooks and singalong melodies with instrumentation inspired by Latin and Caribbean rhythms and contemporary urban pop. While his EP Merecumbé (2018) was composed in the Costa Rican jungle, the songs of his latest album, Pescador de Sueños, were composed between Montreal and Miami and represent a blend of identities, and the contrasts between the city and nature, tradition and modernism, dreams and reality. His danceable compositions are inspired by a desire to live a simpler life, and for a world without borders or the difficulties one encounters when pursuing his dream. Pescador de Sueños, which translates to “fisherman of dreams,” reminds us of this: a dream is never impossible if you learn to focus your energies and efforts towards an objective. Since first performing in 2015, Ramon Chicharron has become one of the most popular live artists in the Montreal tropical music scene and has been steadily gaining a foothold in the Canadian and international world music markets. He first gained notoriety in Montreal with his popular weekly dance party band, Ramon y Su Son, which played Latin rhythms including salsa, cumbia, merengue and more in the sweaty confines of renowned venue L’Escalier for years. Since beginning to tour in 2016, the group has performed at more than 100 events across Canada, the USA and Colombia. Pescador de Sueños has gained more than 500,000 streams on digital platforms, was #1 on the iTunes Top 200 Canada World chart and the song “Apretao” has secured placement in

Waahli

Mondo Live Stream [Going Global Showcase]

October 12, 2021, 11:00:00 PM

Waahli

Waahli is an artist-musician of Haitian descent based in Montreal. He is a member of hip hop supergroup Nomadic Massive. Following the release of his first solo album Black Soap in 2018, Waahli toured the United States and Europe. In summer 2020, the Soap Opera EP – mixing hip hop, Haitian and Afro-Caribbean influences – was released and charted #1 on Earshot’s National Hip Hop Chart. His first single off the EP, ''Bliye Sa'' (pronounced “Blee-Yay Sah” in English meaning ''forget about it'' in Haitian Creole), was co-produced by the Juno award winning musician Boogat. The song was recorded in his Montreal apartment during the pandemic, mixed in Mexico and mastered in Germany. Just prior to the pandemic, Waahli shot the song’s video in Brazil in collaboration with the noted Sao Paulo based director Gabriel Ranzani. Waahli performed at the international festival Pop Montreal in 2020 and Afro Urban Festival in 2021.

The Magnettes

Mondo Live Stream

October 12, 2021, 11:30:00 PM

The Magnettes

The Magnettes hail from Pajala, Sweden and have toured in 19 countries. Their debut album ”Ugly Youth” dropped in 2017 and featured the singles ”Sad Girls Club”, featured on Netflix’s ”Elite”, and ”Young And Wild”, one of the top-ten most played Swedish tracks on national radio that year. In Sweden thy have participated in TV series and TV programs about that they are from the minority people "Tornedalningar" which they also sing about in their songs.

Jackie Venson

Bowery Electric Live, 10/12 7:30PM

October 12, 2021, 11:30:00 PM

Virtual Live Stream-Friday 10/15 7PM

Jackie Venson

Jackie Venson is a multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter known far and wide for her beautifully complex music and blazing guitar skills. Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Jackie has traveled the world playing to massive crowds both as a headliner and as support for major acts such as Gary Clark Jr, Aloe Blacc, and Citizen Cope to name a few. With the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, the cancellation of her entire tour schedule, and the wave of social change sweeping across the country, Jackie committed herself to releasing more music than ever before, connecting with her fans directly and speaking up about the change she wanted to see in her city and country. On April 20th, Jackie released a new EP titled "jackie the robot vol 1," composed entirely of remixes that re-imagine Jackie's critically acclaimed catalogue, showcasing her growth as both a musician and producer. In October 2020, Jackie released her latest studio album "Vintage Machine," her first studio follow up to 2019's "Joy." Music from "Vintage Machine" was featured heavily on Jackie's taping for Austin City Limits' 46th season, and she released the full set on “Live at Austin City Limits” in December. With the uncertainty of the times we're living in, one thing holds true for Jackie Venson: she's going to play her music, speak her truth and spread as much joy as she can doing it.

J. Brown

Mondo Live Stream

October 13, 2021, 12:00:00 AM

J. Brown

Billboard Magazine chart-topping R&B singer-songwriter. He has been able to have four Top 15 Billboard R&B singles in the last two years with the songs "Moon," Sunrise Sunset," "Give It 2 You" and his latest "Vibe." He is preparing for the fall release of his sophomore EP (still untitled). He is also gearing up for a late summer R&B national tour.

Echezona

Mondo Live Stream

October 13, 2021, 12:30:00 AM

Echezona

20 year old Echezona is the quintessential artist of today, a multi-lingual singer, rapper and writer. His recent release “Galileo” was chosen for the soundtrack of the EASports 2K21 basketball game, received ESPN TV airplay, and has garnered regular FM commercial radio airplay on Boston's #1 hip hop station iHeart Radio’s 94.5. Additionally, Echezona was co-branded by the NBA when Echezona and Galileo were featured in its Earned Jersey promotional campaign. Hip hop, afrobeat, R&B, pop or a fusion of all four, the word most commonly used to describe Echezona is unique and his sound, different. Echezona has other special qualities as well. He’s a dynamic live performer (in person and streaming) and captivating and charismatic interview subject. He’s an eloquent and well-informed public speaker, and creator of the social media series (now available on YouTube) the Books of History, Show Me What You Got, and Ten Toes Down (commentaries on social issues and bios of great public figures). He’s Boston’s best free-style rapper, displaying quick-wit, deep vocabulary and intelligent flow. A son of America and a son of Africa, Echezona is a blend of cultural experiences. Nigerian-American, Echezona was born and raised in urban Boston Massachusetts and grew up immersed in US hip hop and Nigerian culture and music; he sometimes even laces the Nigerian Igbo language into his own music. A cultural beacon, Echezona is uniquely one-of-kind and relatable with fans and followers worldwide in America, Canada, Africa, Europe, Australia and Asia. Echezona epitomizes the best of today’s artists: savvy, interesting, resilient, driven. And, yes, supremely talented and different.

Stress Dolls

Mondo Live Stream

October 13, 2021, 1:00:00 AM

Stress Dolls

Stress Dolls is the moniker of Chelsea O'Donnell, an alt/pop/rock artist from Buffalo, NY. Initially calling herself Wolf, O'Donnell has played in Buffalo and surrounding areas both solo and with bands since 2013. Her sound has been described as "Joni Mitchell meets Nirvana." She plans on releasing new music in 2021.

Monica Rizzio

Mondo Live Stream

October 13, 2021, 1:30:00 AM

Monica Rizzio

It’s clear when speaking with singer-songwriter Monica Rizzio that she sees the bright side. Her new album, Sunshine Is Free, is all about doing just that: appreciating how the little things in life make it all worth it. Working with producer Michael Rinne (Kelsey Waldon, Erin Rae, Caroline Spence), the album puts an emphasis on collaboration, with a stacked lineup of guest musicians including Mindy Smith, Maya de Vitry, Joe Pisapia (Guster), Gwen Sebastian (Miranda Lambert), Will Kimbrough (Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell), Todd Lombardo, Spencer Cullum Jr. (Miranda Lambert), Danny Mitchell (Miranda Lambert) and Eamon McLoughlin (Emmylou Harris, the Grand Ole Opry), as well as co-writers including Mindy Smith, Michael Rinne, Gwen Sebastian, Aaron Raitiere (A Star Is Born, Lori McKenna, Anderson East), Carl Anderson, Mark Erelli and Hayley Sabella.

With a perspective equally influenced by her Texas roots and her Cape Cod home, Monica has emerged as one of the finest talents in the East Coast music scene. It's clear she has a keen ability to connect; her songs are often autobiographical but delivered through a fictional approach that aids in creating a universal experience for the listener - - whether it's expressed using her trademark sense of humor or with such striking honesty that the pain in her voice is tangible.

Nicotine Dolls

Bowery Electric Live, Tuesday 10/12 9:30PM

October 13, 2021, 1:30:00 AM

Nicotine Dolls

NYC-based band Nicotine Dolls was formed in 2017 when lead vocalist Sam Cieri and lead guitarist John Hays decided to form a band after meeting on tour. Bassist John Merritt and drummer Abel Tabares joined quickly after. The band has spent the past four years recording and releasing music (produced by Greg Giorgio and Eric Sanderson) as well as producing their videos. DIY touring and countless NYC shows are always left shaking from the band's emotional raw and energetic performances. Balancing genre fluidity between alt-rock, pop and some bits in between, the band's music is always rooted in honesty and the simple complexities of being a person.

Krekhaus

Mondo Live Stream

October 13, 2021, 2:00:00 AM

Krekhaus

Krekhaus is a four-piece alternative rock band based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Founded in 2016, the band has played at some of the major festivals in Bulgaria such as Hills of Rock 2019, BNR Park Fest 2019, Sofia Breathes 2016, GuitArt 2018 and Kapana Fest 2016. Krekhaus was handpicked by the Austrian power trio Mother’s Cake to support them at their concert in Sofia when touring around Europe in 2018.

Krekhaus released an EP Odd One Out (2018), an LP Gutenachtstraße (2021) and is currently working on their next EP. They are booked to play at Wrong Fest in Plovdiv, Bulgaria in early September 2021 and are also booked to play at the showcase festival and conference Future Echoes in Sweden in the third week of September 2021.

Krekhaus’s music is a blend of alternative rock, psychedelic rock, funk and stoner rock. They experiment with standard rock vocabulary borrowing influences from jazz, swing and the classics.

Immortal Onion

Mondo Live Stream

October 13, 2021, 2:00:00 AM

Immortal Onion

"They've got mastery of their instruments and they have a sound that's of their time." - Nextbop.com
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Immortal Onion was formed in 2016. Having won the "Jazz Phonographic Debut” competition, the group released their first album (“Ocelot of Salvation”) in July 2017. Since then, they have performed in 11 countries at numerous international festivals and venues. In 2019, the trio recorded and self-released their live album from Sopot, Poland (YouTube).

In 2020 the group signed to U Know Me Records and released their second studio album called “XD [Experience Design]” in March. Immortal Onion offers a bold combination of many seemingly remote styles including jazz, minimalism as well as fusion, electronic music and even progressive metal.
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"The band deals nu jazz in odd times without sounding stochastic, but instead shockingly calm and beautiful." - CanThisEvenBeCalledMusic.com

Spirit Award

Bowery Electric Live, Tuesday 10/12 10:30PM

October 13, 2021, 2:30:00 AM

Virtual Live Stream Friday 10/15 8PM

Spirit Award

Thanks to this prize she has toured all over Italy in the pandemic summer 2020 with 12 concerts.

Jennifer Silva

Berlin Live, 10/14 9PM

October 15, 2021, 1:00:00 AM

Virtual Live Stream - Tuesday 10/12 9:30PM

Jennifer Silva

Jennifer Silva is a New York City-based singer-songwriter. She is a dynamic vocalist and performer with emotional, evocative lyrics. Influenced by powerhouse vocalists like Stevie Nicks, Aretha Franklin and Tori Amos, and by bands like The Rolling Stones, Florence + the Machine and Alabama Shakes, Jennifer brings a sensual, soulful yet electric energy to the stage. She captivates her audiences with the stories she tells and with her strong voice and dark, organic sound. Lyrically, Jennifer explores the poetry in paradox, recognizing the saint and the sinner in all of us.

Jennifer performs throughout New York City with her five piece band and is currently recording her third record at Vinegar Hill Sound with producer and engineer Reed Black (Solange, Imagine Dragons, Karen O). She has collaborated with Leesta Vall Sound (direct-to-vinyl live recordings) and was featured in a year-long photography project by Abby Moskowitz, whose “Women’s Series” culminated in a book and art exhibit in Fall 2020. Jennifer’s next full-length record will be released in Fall 2021.

The Living Strange

Berlin Live, Thursday 10/14 10PM

October 15, 2021, 2:00:00 AM

Virtual Live Stream Tuesday 10/12 8:30PM

The Living Strange

Meet The Living Strange, an NYC band that blends guitar rock, existentialism, humor, whirling synths, and personal lyrics to create music worth listening to.

Andrew Weiss and Friends

Drom Live-Friday 10/15: 7PM

October 15, 2021, 11:00:00 PM

Virtual Live Stream-Tuesday 10/13: 9PM

Andrew Weiss and Friends

Music is a tie that binds us. In these trying modern times, real, honest music and art can draw people of vast backgrounds and cultures together for understanding and empathy. Singer-songwriter Andrew Weiss clings to and cherishes moments of intimacy, hard conversations, and emotional currency through his songwriting. A classic glow silhouettes Weiss’s storytelling. He fuses such a throwback warmth and charm right into the work, while offering new perspectives on tried and true subjects. His influences run the gamut -- from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers to Cheap Trick to Buffalo Springfield to The Byrds.

Self-taught on the many instruments he plays, Weiss’s journey sprouted from early exposure to The Beatles, which recently came full circle after a spontaneous run-in and 20 minute conversation with Paul McCartney. He began picking guitar and writing songs at only seven years old, and he would later play in various bands throughout his youth.

A Long Island native, Weiss earned his undergraduate degree in Music Theory and Composition at New York University. During his studies, he wrote music for films and various ensembles. In 2016, Weiss was on a quest to offer a fresh take on the sound of early 1970s Laurel Canyon folk rock, blended with the sound of late '70s power pop. Soon enough, Andrew Weiss and Friends was born. The band’s debut album The Honeymoon Suite was released in late 2018, culminating in an album release show opening for The Spin Doctors at Long Island’s famed venue My Father’s Place. Andrew Weiss and Friends also performed at The Outlaw Roadshow festival alongside Counting Crows and Rob Thomas.

In 2020, Andrew Weiss and Friends released their second album The Golden Age of Love & Chemistry, along with four singles ("Before the World Broke," "The Other Side of the Rock," "Spare Me, Blue Mind"), and an EP (Lookout Mountain). Weiss is currently working on new music for release later this year.

Andrew Weiss and Friends, whose moniker honors music’s essential pairing with camaraderie, never takes itself so seriously as to be distracting, and the work certainly speaks for itself. Weiss’ observations on love, life, and happiness are vital reminders that music is, in fact, a healing agent for us all.

Zāna

Drom Live, Friday 10/15 8PM

October 16, 2021, 12:00:00 AM

Virtual Live Stream Tuesday 10/12 8PM

Zāna

Zāna is a Lebanese and Serbo-Croatian, Oakland-bred pop singer-songwriter based out of NYC. As a multi-instrumentalist with a soulful and sultry voice, she incorporates melodies and rhythms from different genres such as Arabic, Latin, Balkan, R&B and other influences to create what she calls her “Gypsy Pop” sound.