Archive for February 21, 2011

Two arts party as one tonight at Le Poisson Rouge. The night begins with the independent film, “We Are the Hartmans,” a comedy by Laura Newman, and is followed by the sounds of two top-notch NYC bands, Black Taxi and Julius C (whose “My Broken Heart” is featured in the soundtrack). Tickets are sold out for the film portion of the evening, but the music only tickets are still available online or  the door for $15.  Doors are at 6pm for the screening and 9:30pm for the music. Keep the local arts alive!

My evening began with two small brownies from Babycakes NYC, a gluten-free bakery heaven, which provided a source of energy for the next several hours of music. I’m pretty addicted to anything at their establishment. Also, their cupcakes are worth stalking.

I arrived at Fontana’s where the first band, Sel-koh from New Jersey, was treading on dangerous territory, covering The Beatles, Pink Floyd, and Muse, as well as mixing in  their own pop rock/feel-good material. Additionally, they revealed their great level of fandom for the following band, Social Hero, who was my initial target. Social Hero, who have been recording their upcoming album for the past couple of months, let out their pent up energy as they bounced, head-banged, and engaged with their hard rock enthusiasm and on stage chemistry.

Post-rock, I sprinted to Rockwood Music Hall, where Kendra Morris, impressed with her soulfulness, vocal range, and sassy stage presence. Along with her standout voice, her outfit, consisting of a lace, bell-bottom body suit, and hair, a mohawk-like, one-sided braid, kept all ears and eyes on the songstress.

Take a looksy…

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