Valerie Orth / Hee Young

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Valerie Orth / Hee Young Thursday, April 25, 2013 06:00 PM Arlene's Grocery, New York, NY
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  • Ticket Price: $8.00
  • Door Time: 6:00 PM
  • Restrictions: 21 & over
Valerie Orth:

“There is an honesty to Valerie Orth’s music that is both brilliant and heartbreaking,” writes the San Francisco Chronicle. With a multi-octave voice that soars from the depths of bitterness to the height of sweetness, Orth tells stories of empowerment and yearning, while pulling in audiences with her raw magnetism on stage. 
 
Described as “sexy, soulful, genuine, and edgy” by the San Francisco Bay Guardian, Orth's dynamic range as a performer is made all the more compelling by what the East Bay Express calls a "completely intuitive composition style."

Reviewing her shows opening for legendary songwriter Shawn Colvin, Rock Subculture wrote "Valerie is definitely one of the most impressive supporting acts I've seen in some time, and is one of those artists who have the ability to going from being an unknown to you and turning you into a fan.” 

In 2013, Orth relocated from San Francisco to Brooklyn with long-time bassist Veronika Adams. Immediately joined by some of New York's finest players, they began touring again, reinventing their sound as a distinctive hybrid of alternative rock, punk-folk, dark pop and even trip-hop. Orth maintains her thought-provoking lyrics, gorgeous melodies, and unpredictable-yet-unforgettable arrangements, regardless of genre.
 
Previously, Orth collaborated with Jon Evans (of Tori Amos) for her full-length album, Faraway City (2011), which WERU's Rich Hillsinger named Best Album of the Year.
 
Last year, she released Fires and Overturned Cars, a compilation of fresh singles, B-sides and Orth classics. As a special release for their loyal fans, Adams and Orth handmade limited edition CD covers, each one completely unique. Their first batch sold out in just 5 hours! (http://store.valerieorth.com/merch).
 
To Orth, music is a healing power unlike any other, especially when performing at juvenile halls, homeless shelters, and drug rehabilitation centers. After an emotional performance at San Francisco's Youth Guidance Center, a teenage girl relayed her admiration, saying, "I will remember this for the rest of my life."


FLINTface: Joe Scorsone aka FLINTface grew up in a "blue collar" community in West Philadelphia. His parents were both pastors of a Pentecostal inner - city church. When FLINTface was eight years old, he started playing drums to gospel music in order to pass the time and take his mind off his own issues, primarily in that, as a young boy, FLINTface was sexually abused. This abuse dove-tailed into his teen years as he struggled with poor self-image, depression and suicide. It was from these dark times that FLINTface was able to rise above his struggles and channel his energy into music.
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  • Valerie Orth

    Valerie Orth

    “There is an honesty to Valerie Orth’s music that is both brilliant and heartbreaking,” writes the San Francisco Chronicle. With a multi-octave voice that soars from the depths of bitterness to the height of sweetness, Orth tells stories of empowerment and yearning, while pulling in audiences with her raw magnetism on stage. 
     
    Described as “sexy, soulful, genuine, and edgy” by the San Francisco Bay Guardian, Orth's dynamic range as a performer is made all the more compelling by what the East Bay Express calls a "completely intuitive composition style."

    Reviewing her shows opening for legendary songwriter Shawn Colvin, Rock Subculture wrote "Valerie is definitely one of the most impressive supporting acts I've seen in some time, and is one of those artists who have the ability to going from being an unknown to you and turning you into a fan.” 

    In 2013, Orth relocated from San Francisco to Brooklyn with long-time bassist Veronika Adams. Immediately joined by some of New York's finest players, they began touring again, reinventing their sound as a distinctive hybrid of alternative rock, punk-folk, dark pop and even trip-hop. Orth maintains her thought-provoking lyrics, gorgeous melodies, and unpredictable-yet-unforgettable arrangements, regardless of genre.
     
    Previously, Orth collaborated with Jon Evans (of Tori Amos) for her full-length album, Faraway City (2011), which WERU's Rich Hillsinger named Best Album of the Year.
     
    Last year, she released Fires and Overturned Cars, a compilation of fresh singles, B-sides and Orth classics. As a special release for their loyal fans, Adams and Orth handmade limited edition CD covers, each one completely unique. Their first batch sold out in just 5 hours! (http://store.valerieorth.com/merch).
     
    To Orth, music is a healing power unlike any other, especially when performing at juvenile halls, homeless shelters, and drug rehabilitation centers. After an emotional performance at San Francisco's Youth Guidance Center, a teenage girl relayed her admiration, saying, "I will remember this for the rest of my life."


  • FLINTface

    FLINTface

    Joe Scorsone aka FLINTface grew up in a "blue collar" community in West Philadelphia. His parents were both pastors of a Pentecostal inner - city church. When FLINTface was eight years old, he started playing drums to gospel music in order to pass the time and take his mind off his own issues, primarily in that, as a young boy, FLINTface was sexually abused. This abuse dove-tailed into his teen years as he struggled with poor self-image, depression and suicide. It was from these dark times that FLINTface was able to rise above his struggles and channel his energy into music.

  • Hee Young

    Hee Young

    A beautiful example of what music is all about” is how the UK’s THE MAG describes Hee Young’s debut EP ‘So Sudden.’ Produced by Saul Simon MacWilliams (Chris Garneau), mixed and mastered by Dan Romer (Ingrid Michaelson, Jenny Owen Youngs), and self-released in 2009, ‘So Sudden EP ’ was picked up by South Korea’s biggest Indie label Pastel Music in 2010. ‘Are You Still Waiting?’, the title track of her EP won the Singer/Songwriter Awards of We Are Listening in 2010 and was featured in Korea’s hit TV show ‘Lie To Me’ which created a buzz not only in Korea, but internationally, resulting in dozens of fan videos even before the release of the official music video. Born in a small seaside town to a singer mother and a composer father, Hee Young grew up in Seoul, South Korea. At age sixteen, she left home to fulfill the American Dream, but after a year spent in a middle of nowhere town in South Georgia in the land of endless cotton fields, she found herself alone with no high speed Internet or a television and no close friends and family, but an old piano and a slight Southern accent. That’s when she started speaking the language of loneliness and unrequited love and matching them to her own melodies. 10 years later, she’s a young Brooklyn transplant with a degree in Studio Composition from SUNY Purchase Music Conservatory and is a signed artist of South Korea’s Pastel Music. With an EP under her belt, Hee Young’s first full-length record ‘4 Luv’ (Produced by Saul Simon MacWilliams) was released in the spring of 2012.

Set Times:
  • 06:00 PM - FLINTface
  • 07:00 PM - Hee Young
  • 08:00 PM - Valerie Orth