I’m presenting my first show!!!

Guess what!! I’m putting on a show! Today actually (Weds, 9/7). I’m putting on a show today!! The bands are all from New Zealand, Brooklyn, or both – the NZ ones of which I met because they also contain members of buddy band/incredible NZ indiepopsters The Brunettes. Mighty Moon, the BK one, includes a friend from an old night job I used to have, and also I knew his other band from back when I was a college radio music director. The world is a small place. These bands are all very good! You should come to this show, it is going to be so fun!!

Here is a poster for it!

(designed by Kaity Curry, a summer music director from Walla Walla WA!!)

Here’s the facebook invite. Here’s some more stuff about it!!

It’s at Union Hall, a venue where I also often work the door. Union Hall is a good place! It’s at 702 Union St, just east of 5th Ave in Park Slope Brooklyn.

The doors are at 7:30pm, and the music starts at 8. Here’s stuff about the bands! In last to first order:

Lil’ Chief Records, the New Zealand indie label that brought you The Brunettes and The Ruby Suns, is proud to be showcasing two of its newest signings in New York this fall, in a show presented by Brooklyn-based boutique promotion company The Band Mom:


Princess Chelsea is a female composer who fuses elements of classical music, 60s pop, soundscape and electronica into a delightfully wacky live set complete with drums, guitar, bass, and no less than four keyboards, one triangle, one whirly, and two glockenspiels. Her four-piece live band features Jonathan Bree of The Brunettes on drums and guitar duties and New Zealand boy wonder Pikachunes on bass.


Pikachunes is a 22-year-old bedroom producer who has won over New Zealand with his catchy and danceable yet dark brand of synth pop. Stripped back to bare essentials, a typical track features one or two synths, a 70s analog bass line, and a series of reverberated vocal harmonies, all driven by an atypical disco beat – no unnecessary frills. There’s something charming about a scrawny white guy occupying a stage with nothing more than his drum-machine and laptop, but Pikachunes more than compensates for his physical presence with the grooving hypnotism of his music and in-between song charismatics.


Lips is the solo project of Steph Brown, a vocalist and keyboard player from New Zealand who is now based in Brooklyn. Formed in October 2010, Lips has already been making waves across the blogosphere. Music Ninja says of her latest track, “Everything to Me”: “Taking a chilled bedroom style of production and coupling it with her adorable soft-spoken vocals, Brown has managed to create a hazily beautiful track that haunts the mind for hours after listening.”


Jay Giampietro (Daylight’s for the Birds) and Leah Evans make sweet, sun-soaked acoustic pop with faint hints of foreboding as Mighty Moon. Their debut EP, “Breezes”, was recorded at Black Dirt Studios and has been likened to “Chairlift on a hilltop or George Harrison on a date” by Gill Mills of New Music Matters.


I know this is the first time I’ve mentioned this on here, so it seems kind of abrupt, but don’t worry, it’s all over the internet already…I just figured I should put a record on this place that belongs to me instead of relying on other people’s websites to remember it. But again, you can find the facebook invite for the event here, info on the venue’s site here, and the ticketweb link to buy a ticket right here.


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    […] Presents shows, which I’m not allowing to count but which were real highlights of my year: 9/17 with mighty moon, lips, pikachunes, and princess chelsea; and 10/22 my very first CMJ showcase with soft punch, mighty moon, bright brown, prairie empire, […]

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