Stellar Ego / Gentlemen Brawlers / Bonzie / Gatsby's Green Light / Braddoch and Ehrlich

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Stellar Ego / Gentlemen Brawlers / Bonzie / Gatsby's Green Light / Braddoch and Ehrlich
Friday, March 29, 2013 7:00 PM
Arlene's Grocery, New York, NY
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  • Ticket Price: $10.00
  • Door Time: 7:00 PM
  • Restrictions: 21 & over
Stellar Ego: Remember when you used to buy an album, and every song deserved a listen? Stellar Ego does. In this throwaway music world, NYC based Stellar Ego makes music that sticks – the kind that won’t sit around waiting to come up on shuffle on your iPod. Drawing inspiration from the kinds of bands that still get radio play decades after their debuts – Floyd, Johnny Cash, Zeppelin, U2, The Stones – Stellar Ego makes classic rock for modern times. But while this musical ethos shapes the Stellar Ego sound, there’s always a story behind the song. What you hear in this band is not only the sound of rock giants but also the incredible lives and times of Stellar Ego founder Guy Prandstatter. Guy’s story starts in 1960s New Jersey. Trouble at home led to Guy and his brothers being placed in a state run youth facility. The scars left by his childhood ran deep. Guy fell into drug and alcohol abuse. Another thing he fell into was music. He turned first to a drum kit and then to songwriting. Penning lyrics started as way for Guy to work out some of his anger. Along the way, he found out he had more to talk about than the bad stuff. Instead, he tapped into a treasure trove of inspiration he wanted to share. Guy dropped the drugs, became a regular on the music circuit and opened two tattoo parlors. Then, at age 30, he suddenly stopped playing. He spent nearly 14 years silent, until on his 43rd birthday, he discovered he had something to say again. After hooking up with his Stellar Ego band mates online, Guy rediscovered his musical self. Since then, he has been making up for those dormant years in the form of over 100 new songs since 2007. Throughout his musical ups and downs, Guy never forgot about his past, and now music has given him a another opportunity to indulge a life’s mission – servicing abandoned and abused kids to help spare them some of his experiences. He works closely New Jersey’s Youth Consultation Services (YCS), a charity group that supports children’s programs. Guy has organized a number of music based fundraisers for the group in hopes of helping them build a summer camps for kids in children’s homes. For Stellar Ego, this kind of work is a theme. Forget youthful rockstar fantasies – making music is about making a difference. Guy also has joined the fight to end Human Trafficking by supporting The Somaly Mam Foundation . There you have it – the story behind the songs of Stellar Ego. Joined by Cameron Mizell, Ben Kogan and Danny Wolf, Guy steps out as Stellar Ego regularly on the NYC music scene. Their debut album, Fear of Flying, is available on ( ). When you listen to the record, you will see deep introspective lyrics, guitar driven hooks, dynamic and melodic melodies - it’s a journey from beginning till end. So get on the Stellar Ego express, take the ride and face your Fear Of Flying.
East River Divide:

Originally from as diverse of places as Spring, Texas and Highland Park, New Jersey, Scott Braddock and Josh Ehrlich met while singing together in a NYC barbershop men's chorus. Drawn together through their mutual passion for folk music, tight harmonies, and counterculture activities, they have now refomed themselves as Braddock & Ehrlich, a modern-age folk-rock duo, featuring piano, guitar, and dual vocal harmonies.Based in Hell's Kitchen, New York City, they have been infiltrating the New York folk scene performing all over the city, from music venues and bars to street corners and subway platforms.

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  • Stellar Ego

    Stellar Ego

    Remember when you used to buy an album, and every song deserved a listen? Stellar Ego does. In this throwaway music world, NYC based Stellar Ego makes music that sticks – the kind that won’t sit around waiting to come up on shuffle on your iPod. Drawing inspiration from the kinds of bands that still get radio play decades after their debuts – Floyd, Johnny Cash, Zeppelin, U2, The Stones – Stellar Ego makes classic rock for modern times. But while this musical ethos shapes the Stellar Ego sound, there’s always a story behind the song. What you hear in this band is not only the sound of rock giants but also the incredible lives and times of Stellar Ego founder Guy Prandstatter. Guy’s story starts in 1960s New Jersey. Trouble at home led to Guy and his brothers being placed in a state run youth facility. The scars left by his childhood ran deep. Guy fell into drug and alcohol abuse. Another thing he fell into was music. He turned first to a drum kit and then to songwriting. Penning lyrics started as way for Guy to work out some of his anger. Along the way, he found out he had more to talk about than the bad stuff. Instead, he tapped into a treasure trove of inspiration he wanted to share. Guy dropped the drugs, became a regular on the music circuit and opened two tattoo parlors. Then, at age 30, he suddenly stopped playing. He spent nearly 14 years silent, until on his 43rd birthday, he discovered he had something to say again. After hooking up with his Stellar Ego band mates online, Guy rediscovered his musical self. Since then, he has been making up for those dormant years in the form of over 100 new songs since 2007. Throughout his musical ups and downs, Guy never forgot about his past, and now music has given him a another opportunity to indulge a life’s mission – servicing abandoned and abused kids to help spare them some of his experiences. He works closely New Jersey’s Youth Consultation Services (YCS), a charity group that supports children’s programs. Guy has organized a number of music based fundraisers for the group in hopes of helping them build a summer camps for kids in children’s homes. For Stellar Ego, this kind of work is a theme. Forget youthful rockstar fantasies – making music is about making a difference. Guy also has joined the fight to end Human Trafficking by supporting The Somaly Mam Foundation . There you have it – the story behind the songs of Stellar Ego. Joined by Cameron Mizell, Ben Kogan and Danny Wolf, Guy steps out as Stellar Ego regularly on the NYC music scene. Their debut album, Fear of Flying, is available on ( ). When you listen to the record, you will see deep introspective lyrics, guitar driven hooks, dynamic and melodic melodies - it’s a journey from beginning till end. So get on the Stellar Ego express, take the ride and face your Fear Of Flying.

  • East River Divide

    East River Divide

    Originally from as diverse of places as Spring, Texas and Highland Park, New Jersey, Scott Braddock and Josh Ehrlich met while singing together in a NYC barbershop men's chorus. Drawn together through their mutual passion for folk music, tight harmonies, and counterculture activities, they have now refomed themselves as Braddock & Ehrlich, a modern-age folk-rock duo, featuring piano, guitar, and dual vocal harmonies.Based in Hell's Kitchen, New York City, they have been infiltrating the New York folk scene performing all over the city, from music venues and bars to street corners and subway platforms.

  • Bonzie

    Bonzie

    Bonzie — 17-year-old Chicagoan Nina Ferraro — isn’t a traditional confessional singer-songwriter. She’s more of an observer and commentator who is drawn to expressing the concerns of her generational cohort (the bond between independence and interdependence, not wanting to be manipulated, and the view of one’s self beyond society) with unwavering honesty, and delivering them with powerful abandon. It’s partly for this reason that Ferraro has chosen to release her songs under the moniker Bonzie (an image and word she’s long associated with her creative output) as opposed to her own name, as she did on her 2010 EP, The Promise.
    Ferraro has always liked to have an outlet for “making things,” she says.  But it was music that was a root interest for Ferraro.  When Ferraro was 12, she approached the manager of a local coffeehouse in Wisconsin and asked if she could play there, which turned into a bi-weekly event for the next two years. “The first time I sang in front of a crowd, I only did it because I wanted to perform a song I had written,” she explains. Ferraro soon became a fixture on Chicago’s club circuit, performing at such venues as Schubas, Double Door, Martyrs’, and Beat Kitchen, as well as at the annual Taste of Chicago festival.
    At 15, Ferraro self-released The Promise EP, which attracted national college radio airplay. The EP was produced by Will Golden and Al Sgro (Eric Hutchinson, Meiko, and Michelle Branch).
    Now Ferraro has taken on the role of co-producer with Golden, teaming up with engineer Tom Biller (Elliott Smith, Fiona Apple) on Rift Into The Secret Of Things.  She describes this album as more experimental and dynamic than its predecessor.
    The album’s title is inspired by a passage in one of Ferraro’s favorite books, Thoreau’s Walden. “It's about how to get to the essence, to put aside intellect or logic in order to reach the truth, or whatever the essence of a thing is,” Ferraro explains. “Much of this album is shaped underneath that thought. There is a core to it that ties the songs together. It's subtle but it's there. It's difficult to declare this album any one thing because it varies song to song, but there is a theme. It's my hope that the listener will be able to tap into that.”

  • Gentleman Brawlers

    Gentleman Brawlers

    Hailing from the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens, the group consists of Becca Fox (vocals), Jim Thomson (guitar/vocals), Matt “CK” Walsh (guitar/vocals), Alexis Arkus-Duntov (bass) and David Ashkenazy (drums). They all played in other East Coast bands before the group formed in early 2011, most notably Thomson with Hardly Art/Sub Pop alums Le Loup, and Ashkenazy with the Grammy-Winning Klezmatics. Yes - moderately known indie band Le Loup and the country’s preeminent klezmer band, the Klezmatics. One part harmonically adventurous rock band and one part classic vocal group, The Brawlers pen memorable hooks and sing them in tight 3-part harmony over a musical bed that fuses Thomson and Walsh’s ambient, chiming guitars with Ashekenazy & Arkus-Duntov’s slippery Latin & funk polyrhythms. Led visually by vocalist/dancer Becca Fox’s compelling sense of stagecraft, the Gentleman Brawlers appear determined to contradict the shoegazing indie world’s apparent embargo on showmanship.

  • Gatsby's Green Light

    Gatsby's Green Light

    EarthFunk, rhythm beast, flock of words, glowing dancing positive vibrations, 30% of net proceeds on music go to sustainability organizations.

Set Times:
  • 07:00 PM - East River Divide
  • 08:00 PM - Bonzie
  • 09:00 PM - Gentleman Brawlers
  • 10:00 PM - Gatsby's Green Light
  • 11:00 PM - Stellar Ego