Heylady / Josh Flagg / Audrey Dean Kelley / Red Moon

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Heylady / Josh Flagg / Audrey Dean Kelley / Red Moon
Friday, May 17, 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
HEYLADY: Birthed from a shared cab-ride back from JFK, Heylady is a soul/funk/pop/rock sonic explosion based in Brooklyn, NY. Fronted by the earthy, soulful voice of Nina Zeitlin, Heylady consists of Dave Cohen (vocals/keys), Josh Green (guitar), Michael DeVellis (sax/flute/violin/ewi), Daniel Gould (drums), and Jake Leschinsky (bass). Debuting in 2009, they have since played all over the northeast, sharing the stage with bands like George Clinton & the Parliament Funkadelic, Rebirth Brass Band, The Motet, and Breakestra. Following the 2011 release of a self-produced EP, they’re currently working on their first full-length album, infused with vibrant melodies and tight harmonic vocals. How it all started...Late one summer night in 2007, Nina Zeitlin walked up to the front of a long taxi line at JFK and said, “Is anyone going to Brooklyn?” She knew she was lucky to hitch a ride with Josh Green, the guy at the front of the line, but she didn’t know that this shared cab ride was the beginning of a far more significant ride. A week later, Josh (guitarist) and Nina (vocals) ran into each other at Southpaw in Brooklyn. The two vowed to connect in the coming days to play some music, but it took yet another chance meeting outside of a bar in Manhattan on Josh’s birthday for them to follow through. Their fortuitous third encounter forced them to take notice and that weekend they wrote what would be the beginnings of the first heylady tunes. Josh and Nina have been playing together ever since, enlisting fellow musicians Dave Cohen (vocals/keys), Michael DeVellis (sax/violin/ewi), Jake Leschinsky (bass) and Daniel Gould (drums) to join the band. Heylady debuted in 2009 and now play all over the northeast. They notably opened for George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic to a crowd of over 15,000 people. Heylady’s music is infused with soul, funk, rock, and pop that appeals to a wide variety of musical tastes. Having released a self-produced, mixed, and mastered EP, they’re currently working on their first full-length LP, which is due to be released in the Fall of 2012.
Audrey Dean Kelley: I'm a singer songwriter from NLR Ar. I have been performing in bands since I was 15, so its been about ten years. My album reaches between the americana and acoustic rock/ pop genres. I am influenced by a wide range of artists; John Lennon, Ben Harper, and Tom Petty are some of my biggest musical influences. I love playing live and have been working on a new record which will be out later this year. I have been busy this past year playing in AR, Nashville, Dallas, and Los Angeles promoting my record.
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  • HEYLADY

    HEYLADY

    Birthed from a shared cab-ride back from JFK, Heylady is a soul/funk/pop/rock sonic explosion based in Brooklyn, NY. Fronted by the earthy, soulful voice of Nina Zeitlin, Heylady consists of Dave Cohen (vocals/keys), Josh Green (guitar), Michael DeVellis (sax/flute/violin/ewi), Daniel Gould (drums), and Jake Leschinsky (bass). Debuting in 2009, they have since played all over the northeast, sharing the stage with bands like George Clinton & the Parliament Funkadelic, Rebirth Brass Band, The Motet, and Breakestra. Following the 2011 release of a self-produced EP, they’re currently working on their first full-length album, infused with vibrant melodies and tight harmonic vocals. How it all started...Late one summer night in 2007, Nina Zeitlin walked up to the front of a long taxi line at JFK and said, “Is anyone going to Brooklyn?” She knew she was lucky to hitch a ride with Josh Green, the guy at the front of the line, but she didn’t know that this shared cab ride was the beginning of a far more significant ride. A week later, Josh (guitarist) and Nina (vocals) ran into each other at Southpaw in Brooklyn. The two vowed to connect in the coming days to play some music, but it took yet another chance meeting outside of a bar in Manhattan on Josh’s birthday for them to follow through. Their fortuitous third encounter forced them to take notice and that weekend they wrote what would be the beginnings of the first heylady tunes. Josh and Nina have been playing together ever since, enlisting fellow musicians Dave Cohen (vocals/keys), Michael DeVellis (sax/violin/ewi), Jake Leschinsky (bass) and Daniel Gould (drums) to join the band. Heylady debuted in 2009 and now play all over the northeast. They notably opened for George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic to a crowd of over 15,000 people. Heylady’s music is infused with soul, funk, rock, and pop that appeals to a wide variety of musical tastes. Having released a self-produced, mixed, and mastered EP, they’re currently working on their first full-length LP, which is due to be released in the Fall of 2012.

  • Audrey Dean Kelley

    Audrey Dean Kelley

    I'm a singer songwriter from NLR Ar. I have been performing in bands since I was 15, so its been about ten years. My album reaches between the americana and acoustic rock/ pop genres. I am influenced by a wide range of artists; John Lennon, Ben Harper, and Tom Petty are some of my biggest musical influences. I love playing live and have been working on a new record which will be out later this year. I have been busy this past year playing in AR, Nashville, Dallas, and Los Angeles promoting my record.

  • Josh Flagg

    Josh Flagg

    No life spent in rock & roll comes without its share of close calls and run-ins with the law, and Josh Flagg's is no different. A lifetime musician - he started playing mandolin under his father's tutelage before he was out of grade school and was playing all-ages shows in Philadelphia ahead of Orange 9mm at the ripe old age of 13 - Flagg encountered no shortage of unsavory characters. "I remember I had been playing with this other band and we did a show in Virginia," he recalls. "We were all sitting at the bar drinking, and I get a call from our lead singer. She was trapped in the van outside and some guy with a swastika carved into his forehead had chased her out of the bar and was banging on the van trying to get her." The situation doesn't improve on his home turf: a recent get-together of old high school friends quickly turned precarious. "There was a guy at the bar who, for some reason, decided he wanted to fight me," he laughs. "I don't even know why – he didn't like the cut of my jib, I guess. I didn't even find out until the next day. One of my friends called me and said, 'Seriously, man, that guy wanted to kill you.' Meanwhile, I'd been putting my arm around him, laughing right in his ear…" This kind of physicality goes hand-in-hand with a very particular kind of music, but what’s surprising is that Flagg's music isn't some rough & tumble contrivance of snarling boozer attitude topped with strung-out narratives of rock debauchery. It's the exact opposite: taut, perfectly-constructed glistening power pop that summons a more muscular Cheap Trick, Big Star on a bender or the Foo Fighters with frontloaded melodies. Flagg's got a rough, ragged voice, and it scrapes against the songs' jagged guitars and deftly counteracts the bright, soaring harmonies. Throughout, Devastate Me is the perfect balance of sweet and sour. Like the man himself, Flagg's songs are brawlers with busted noses, but hearts of gold. Fittingly, Flagg has no patience for rock bloat. "One thing I really respect in a band is keep the solos either nonexistent or very short," Flagg says. "I don’t want to hear the singer give a speech. I'm not looking for a 2.5 hour show. I want a band that has their shit together and can kill it for 35 minutes. That’s our mind frame; take no prisoners and don’t let it get old." And while Flagg's songs are certainly characterized by their impressive velocity, what impresses most is the record's sonic range. "256," which recalls The Cure's "Push" (a slow-builder), progresses steadily from sedate beginning to full-bloom chorus with the song gradually opening to full stride and Flagg swearing "We won't grow old, we can never be controlled" over a high-arcing, crystalline guitar. The title track is all muscle and sinew, a tense guitar strum and Flagg's voice barreling up the center. "Come Back To Me" offsets sly, sinister lyrics written from the perspective of a comic book villain ("I can't believe it's been another year since you escaped from my secret lair") with a desperate vocal melody and anxious, clawing guitars. The record is an unlikely, but masterful fusion: guitar-driven pop songs that exude rock attitude. "I don’t like the You-Me-Girl aspect to songwriting," Flagg says. "It's a little cloying. I wanted to take those same sentiments and subvert them. Take really cliché choruses, but have them, when you listen to the lyrics, turn out to be about zombies – or written from the perspective of a cancer cell. It's an interesting way to undermine the classic pop format. I mean, 'Bring Me Back To Life' is about a zombie looking for his girlfriend, more or less." It's that very counter intuitiveness that powers Devastate Me - songs that barrel their way into your brain with a bruiser's charm and a pop savant's golden ear for melody. "This record is the purest representation of who we are as a band right now," Flagg says. It's a fantastic contradiction: a breathtaking showdown that pits pop hooks against right hooks.

  • Red Moon

    Red Moon

    Red Moon is currently a rock/funk/original trio making all kinds of noise all over New York City. We are often riff-driven but full of funk-inspired rhythms and lots of bluesy tones. We strive to be fresh and original and yet we keep true to the gritty sounds of rock n' roll. We play for the fun of it. We play for the intensity of it. We play for the fans that keep coming back for more.

Set Times:
  • 07:00 PM - Audrey Dean Kelley
  • 08:00 PM - Josh Flagg
  • 09:00 PM - Red Moon
  • 10:00 PM - HEYLADY