About This Event
Doors Open:6:30 PM
Show Time:6:30 PM
Join us on March 4th for NYC’s most authentic Fat Tuesday celebration! Featuring music from MAKU Soundsystem, Mamarazzi, Hungry March Band, and The Main Squeeze Orchestra. See live art by Zito, stiltwalkers from The Lady Circus and Celebrity King & Queen to be announced!
$35 admission for one
$60 admission for two
$125 VIP admission
$40 GA admission at the door
This is a general admission, standing event.
Roaring out of Brooklyn comes the Hungry March Band, NYC’s legendary street brass march band in the anarchic style that has become their trademark . Put on your dancing shoes and break out the fancy threads because they’ve got a party going on – a blazing parade of flesh, blood, steel, brass and wood. They are the music of the people!
The Hungry March Band has earned a reputation for mythical revelry having performed at a huge variety of fine venues and celebrated events. Such planned and spontaneous performances have included guerilla art events, mermaid parades, rural raves, subway parties, eccentric weddings, community affairs, protests, high art events, the Staten Island Ferry, Brighton Beach Boardwalks, MOMA, Lincoln Center, steps of the NYC Post Office, playing themselves in the final scene of John Cameron Mitchell’s recent film “Shortbus and many other forays into the territories of free spirit.
M.A.K.U Sound System is an immigrant band form New York City. With most of its members hailing from Colombia, M.A.K.U embodies an active quest for identity through sound and bodies in motion. Born in 2010 the band has independently released two full-length albums, one EP, and toured across the country with their fiery grooves.
M.A.K.U’s distinctive sound is enriched with a variety of musical backgrounds brought to the table by each of its members. Although not inherently discernible there are hints of Cumbia, Psychedelic-rock and Caribbean grooves. It all comes together through a DIY attitude of getting things done, from composing to releasing independent records, M.A.K.U is as much about the music as it is about a way of life.
On stage MA.K.U juxtaposes traditional Colombian percussion, drum-set, synthesizers, electric base, guitar and sizzling horns, creating an explosive performance filled with unshakable grooves. Lyrically M.A.K.U talks about the realities of everyday people encompassing love, hardships, culture, and the immigrant experience but with a positive, spiritual and sometimes humorous spin.)
MAIN SQUEEZE ORCHESTRA is NYC’s all-female squeezebox fantasy brought to life by the “Hugh Hefner of the accordion world”, Walter Kuehr. The band defies nerdy stereotypes of accordion music with a diverse genre-bending repertoire of cool music, and has attracted a dedicated following of fans. In a tribute to our bandleader Walter Kuehr, Main Squeeze Orchestra will be playing a selection of his favorite songs, including a debut performance of a new arrangement that he had in mind for the band.
Rooted in the sweaty dance floor revivals that have defined their live shows over the past five years, Brooklyn’s “8-piece Afro-funk-hop Juggernaut” mamarazzi serves up a deliciously greasy dish with spices cultivated from across the planet. Spontaneously combusting under the careless scientific supervision of a group of Wesleyan University (MGMT, Das Racist, Santigold, etc) alumni, mamarazzi has since been on its perpetual quest to leave no genre behind and no hip unshaken. The band likens its sound to a laced grapefruit: tart funk, acidic groove, pulp-n-rind hiphop, and nectar of ancient lullaby. Think of an orgy with Fela Kuti, Thom York, Maceo Parker and Lauryn Hill. Then stop thinking about that.
The following celebrities have heard of mamarazzi: Seth Rogen, Javier Bardem, Willem Dafoe, Susan Sarandon, John Legend, Luis Guzman and New York Mets Manager Terry Collins. See for yourself why the New York Times raves: “mamarazzi”
photo credit: Esteban Figueroa