Benefit for Nepal

help nepal!

Tonight Diwas will be joined by Dan (Photoreal), Dipesh (Sangharsha), and meee ūüôā for a set of Nepalese folk with some English covers and Rungs songs mixed in.

6PM Playwright Celtic Pub 732 8th Ave, New York, New York 10036

Open Bar is from 6-8 for $40 and music begins at 8:30PM.

All proceeds are going to earthquake relief in Nepal.

Hope to see you there!

benefit help nepal

BFF one month

Our latest song BFF has been out for about a month now and I feel so happy with the blog support we’ve gotten!!¬†The reviews of our song have been very uplifting and encouraging.

For a number of reasons,¬†we decided to go the DIY¬†promotion¬†route, like we did with our first EP.¬†Here are two¬†blogs that are helping us get our music out there in¬†the world. Feel free to click the links to see what they said about BFF ūüôā

Through My Headphones 

Backseat Mafia

One of the biggest rewards of writing a song is sharing it with others, but this is the part that most bands (including us) struggle with. We grateful for the support that is helping us do what we love!

Here is BFF for anyone who hasn’t had a chance to hear it yet:

2016 Winter, I like you after all!

2016 is shaping up to be a music filled year! We’ve been busy recording our next song which I can’t wait to share with everyone. It will be released very soon as a single.

This year marks our first official¬†winter in NYC and it is not so bad. Nothing slows down this city – we’re playing more shows now in winter than we did last fall! It’s been great to get out to different areas of the city to explore new venues even in the cold weather.

Silvana in Harlem is one place we played at recently for the second time and we hope to plan a third! It’s such an amazing restaurant/bar/venue. Delicious middle eastern food, hookah lounge, friendly staff and great beer selection.

Next week on 2/18 we’re playing at Hill & Dale which I have never been to, so let’s see how it goes! All info about that show can be found here:¬†http://on.fb.me/1zN0HhP

Silvana NYC

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!

mandy and likwuid @ silvana

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 ūüôā

 

So amped about shows! Next: 12/9 @ Silvana NYC

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 ūüôā

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.

 

Rockwood Music Hall 10/17

Our last show in NYC was a good two months ago and it is about time to hit the stage here! Come out to our next gig on Friday, October 17 at Rockwood Music Hall 1am. Rock with us¬†because we’ve got some new songs to introduce!

Mandy will also debut some stellar new dance moves.  Think Blue Steel meets Gangnam style with Beyonce like booty action and Este Haim bassface. Is the world ready for this? Be there to find out!

 

Rungs at Rockwood 10/17

Rockwood and Leftfield

I don’t know what I like more about being in a band, ¬†playing shows, writing music,¬†recording songs… I love it all!¬†Recently we’ve been playing more shows than anything else.¬†The show a few weeks ago at Rockwood was a lot of fun and we had the pleasure of meeting up with some of our¬†out-of-town friends who happened to be in NYC that night.

Last weekend we returned to  the lower east side to play a gig at Leftfield joined by our friends Beloved Binge on tour from North Carolina. They are another guy girl duo and like us, they are married! They had such a powerful energy in their performance of songs about their own personal life experiences, the aging of relatives, eating a vegan diet, and funny life lessons.  Find their music here: http://belovedbinge.bandcamp.com/album/pockets-2

Every¬†new venue we play here has its own charm. ¬†Getting to experience that is something I love about shows and I really like the crazy music filled lower east side. We’re trying to stick to one show a month right now, but finding it hard to resist playing more! ¬†I was not able to get video from the past two, but¬†we do have pictures! ( thank you friends for taking these ūüôā )

 

the rungs at rockwood 7/25

rungs at leftfield 8/8

Upcoming Show: Friday 6/20

Cameo Gallery

We’re opening for¬†our friends coming all the way from North Carolina,¬†Schooner! We played with these guys last year¬†in Ithaca and¬†became instant fans. With¬†combined influences¬†of grunge, pop and indie, Schooner produces an inventive sound, yet still maintains a familiarity that instantly drew us in.¬†And their¬†live performance is rippling with energy. Bam. Instant fans! Come on out to Cameo Gallery 6/20 to catch the show!

Here is a link to the Facebook event, and line up below:

Schooner (10:30)
on Neighborhood Veins:
This gauzy, blown-out, beautiful pop record is the crowning achievement for Schooner and singer-songwriter Reid Johnson…an album that doesn‚Äôt ignore the past, doesn‚Äôt ignore the yesterdays good and bad that brought on today, but it also never falls into over-sentimentalizing loss and avoids the all-too-obvious trap of nostalgia. Pop Matters (8 out of 10)
http://schoonermusic.com/

Air Waves (9:30)
Critics have labeled Air Waves as everything from sparse pop to folky punk, a sign that Air Waves does what every great band in their time has managed to do ‚Äď find a way to be both comfortable and compelling in being themselves while creating a body of work beyond genre classification. Already in a short time span Air Waves have not only made a name for themselves in Brooklyn, but elsewhere by touring extensively down both the East and West coast sharing the stage with such notable acts like Cat Power, Songs: Ohio, Beach House, Dan Deacon and The Rapture to name a few.
http://airwaves.bandcamp.com/

The Rungs (8:30)
A duo you won’t want to miss, The Rungs bring you sparkling synth pop, unique guitar play and feel good vocals. Reminiscent of synth bands from the early 80’s, and with a discernible reference to Southeast Asian instrumentation, it is catchy, inventive, and bright!


Pre War (7:30)
Pre War formed at the height of the financial crisis, and the bottom of the housing market in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Fuzz rockers fresh from the exhilarating break up of their former outfit, Conversion Party, reconvened and decided to keep going, start over, write new songs.
http://prewar.bandcamp.com/