Friday night we have a fun show planned in D.C. with indie duo Ms Fridrich and folk solo artist Sean Barna at the Velvet Lounge. Both are local to the D.C. area, so it will be our first time meeting them seeing their live performances! Ms Fridrich will open the show around 9:15pm, followed by us, then Sean Barna. If you are in the D.C. area, definitely come out tomorrow night to Velvet Lounge! FB Event here
It has been a little less than a year since we made the move down to Brooklyn, and we’ve spent most of that time hanging in our little neighborhood, venturing out every now and then to lower east side Manhattan to play and see shows! Last Tuesday was our first time going all the way up to Harlem. Oh it seemed so far at first! But as soon as we walked into Silvana, we knew that it would be the first of many times making our way up there. This was a cool spot. Silvana is a middle eastern restaurant, bar, and music venue, with delicious food, cozy seating, and hookah that you can order to your table. It had warm and cozy vibes that kind of reminded us of a venue that used to be around in Ithaca, called The Lost Dog.
When we walked in, a super talented group of musicians, called R.O.T.I, were tearing it up on stage and we immediately found a spot at the bar to enjoy the music that these guys were making. Just when I was thinking to myself, ‘wow these guys are cool,’ a vocal guest, Likwuid, came on stage and to use a quote from Emeril, she ‘kicked it up a notch!’ It was awesome. I definitely had to meet this girl!
The bill that night also included a sweet prog rock band, called theSHIFT, who we highly recommend checking out. They play regularly at Rockwood! And closing the night, a beautiful set by Taylor Rich, who was also the organizer of the event, (and head of Flaca Music!) She performed with guest vocalist and cellist, Kim Vogel. These ladies sang mesmerizing songs with a folky vibe.
After our set, we ordered the lamb shawarma, it was yummy 🙂
Okay so it seems lately that all I post about are show announcements! I didn’t even really realize it, but looking over my last few blog posts and tweets, it’s just one show after the next! I guess you can see where my head is at these days. Playing live music. I LOVE it. And December is full of shows that I am super psyched about. How did I go from being someone who was sure that they had some form of paralyzing performance anxiety, to someone who craves playing shows all of the time?! The trick that I realized is this: It’s all about having fun and experiencing each moment 🙂
Next on the list is this Tuesday, Dec 9th, at Silvana in the upper west side NYC. It is a middle eastern restaurant and I’m almost as excited about having dinner as I am about playing. Here is the FB event.
The Palace Theatre in Stamford CT is hosting a new live indie music series, Showcase 61, that aims to bring well-known performers as well as emerging artists to Stamford’s Palace Theatre. We are sooooo excited to be participating in this music series! It is going to be a very special night for us. We hope that if you are in the area, you will come out to the show. Here is the schedule:
8:00 pm – The Rungs
8:35 pm – Intermission
8:50 pm – Rudeyna
9:30 pm – End of Show
Did I mention the specialty cocktails, craft brews and pizza direct from Fairfield Pizza?!
Getting ready for a busy weekend ahead! Saturday is going to be a long day. First, The Rungs will play a benefit for the non-profit organization, Educate the Children, at Lot 10 4-8pm. Then, I will head over to sing with the Sutras, who are opening for The Fly Rods CD release party! This should be fun. Lots of music. I just hope I am over this never-ending cold by then!
I wish this is how every week felt, with a busy weekend of shows ahead. More shows please!