About This Event
Doors Open:6:00 PM
Show Time:7:00 PM
main photo by Tatiana McCabe
This is a general admission, standing event. Happy hour from 6-7pm including $3 beer and $5 well drinks.
Superhuman Happiness was founded in 2008 to seek joy and love through shared rhythm and melody, composed and improvised. Their mission is to pursue a happiness greater than that experienced by an individual mind.
They have two CDs out: Fall Down Seven Times Stand Up Eight (2009), The Physical EP (2011) and 4 7″/45rpm records Human Happiness (split with CSC Funk Band), GMYL/Hounds, Needles and Pins/Oh, Tatiana, and Gravity/String Theory feat. Sahr Ngaujah. The band can also be heard on Red Hot and Rio 2, in a collaboration with Cults on the track Um Canto de Afoxe para o Bloco do Ile, as well as in the soundtrack to the documentary How To Survive a Plague. Five official videos have been completed Mr Mystery (dir by Tatiana McCabe 2009), GMYL, (dir by Tatiana McCabe 2010), Market (dir by Pamela Karp)HOUNDS (dir by Tatiana McCabe 2011), Needles and Pins (dir by Tatiana McCabe 2011).
Performing highlights include two consecutive summers at the Celebrate Brooklyn Festival, tours supporting friends Rubblebucket, and numerous late nights at the legendary Zebulon in Brooklyn.
The group is currently mixing their second full length record, collaboratively composed over the course of a year using various theater/music games to develop a potent and fresh style of performing music.
photo by Nathan West
EMEFE has only one intention: to play music that frees everybody in the audience, everybody listening at home, and everybody in the band. The band was created by drummer Miles Arntzen in 2009 to explore and share the afrobeat music pioneered in the 1970′s and 80′s by Fela Anikulapo Kuti and carried on today by Antibalas. In the same way that Fela used afrobeat music as a confrontation against corrupt politics, EMEFE uses its music to fight the inner authorities that we put on ourselves, each for our own specific reasons. EMEFE draws heavy influence from the funk music of Sly Stone, James Brown and Earth Wind and Fire, as well as hip hop and neo-soul influences. Mixed with a rock and roll edge, the powerful and exciting EMEFE sound never fails to get audiences jumping. EMEFE hopes to spread awareness of the healing power of music, dancing and smiling, which explains their reputation as one of the most exciting and engaging live bands in New York. EMEFE consists of a drummer, a bassist, 2 guitarists, a keyboardist, two percussionists, and a 4-piece horn section. Members of EMEFE have played with and studied with artists such as Antibalas, Sharon Jones & the Dapkings, Soulive, Charles Bradley, Menahan Street Band, TV on the Radio, Tower of Power, Medeski Martin and Wood, and many more. EMEFE – it’s the way!
In 2008 a humble basement apartment in Brooklyn became the laboratory for the Brooklyn-based electroacoustic duo, Live Footage. Mike Thies and Topu Lyo first met at a Halloween party, unaware that years later they would be described as some of the finest “surrealist soundtrack composers” in the making by scoring some of the most eclectic contemporary pieces on air, in dance and in tune composing their own music. Conceived through the art of improvisation,Lyo plays cello, incorporating the use of live loops and a handful ofelectronics with no pre-recorded samples of any kind. Thies plays drums and keyboards, often simultaneously. Live Footage’s formula is unique songs are structured in such a way that enables them to actually build loops without disaster, all while keeping the music’s integrity and allowing ample room for improvisation even when covering the likes of Jay-Z, Dr. Dre and Squarepusher. It is Live Footage’s coherent complexity that inherently wow’s new ears away. Plain and simple, they are “cinematic, experimental, yet still catchy and melodic.”Their first & Second full-length independent albums are already available on itunes, their Jay Dee EP is currently live on Orisue’s Website. In the meantime, Live Footage will be touring America, Canada, Korea, and Europe while fulfilling their weekly residency at Apotheke in NYC.