Fifth Nation is the white-hot rock 'n soul creation of singer/guitarist King Julia and drummer Musik Read. Julia grew up in Katonah, NY, and performed at the Towne Crier in her teens, once winning a Towne Crier open mic competition. Fifth Nation was born in Texas, in March 2009 when Julia took the mic on a backyard stage -- the minute she launched into melody, Musik Read hopped up on the drumset and played along. Musik was the punk artist son of an Air Force Sergeant, born in England, raised in Europe & across America. The kids fell in love, and a month later they recorded their debut album FLIGHT, then spent six months touring America from TX to NYC. In Spring 2010 they stopped in Austin to record their second release, IT'S ON, then abandoned their nomadic road warrior lifestyle to settle in Brooklyn, where they recorded an EP, TV IS DEAD. After touring to Austin for SXSW 2011, and subsequently completing a fantasy rock ' n roll California tour with British band Pint Shot Riot, they returned to New York to film and release their first official videos "I'm In Love" and "Fight A War," both with director Edwin Escobar and producer Roger Greenawalt. They are currently focusing on new music, collaborations and the expansive manifestation of their dream. More about Fifth Nation (incl audio) | watch
The Folkadelics' music is an inimitable amalgamation of a little bit of reggae with funky three-part harmony vocals and a touch of hip hop. Sam Miller (guitar/vocals/beat boxer/harmonica) and Gavin Cummings (wah-wah mandolin/vocals/guitar) formed The Folkadelics, formerly Sampson And The Folkadelics, in 2007. The band composed their own material, inspired by late night acoustic jam sessions and some rowdy nights. In May of 2007, amidst the chaos of finals week at the Ithaca College Music School, Sam & Gavin cut a self titled acoustic EP. In the fall of 2007, The Folkadelics relocated to New York City and quickly expanded, adding bass player Drew Kelly and drummer Tom Barraco to the recipe -- the funky backbone the band had been craving. The most recent addition to The Folkadelics, is the captivating female vocalist Danny Farone, who completes the three-part harmony blend. In May 2010, The Folkadelics completed and released a 5 track EP with producer Steve Wall, who worked with Matisyahu on the live Louisville Light Sessions album. The Folkadelics are now working on completing their full length album, featuring anticipated new material, as well as songs the band has performing live for years.
Truly entertainers, The Folkadelics' unique sound & onstage chemistry bring life, energy and dancing into venues throughout the northeast. At the National Underground's 2010 G.I. Battle of the Bands, The Folkadelics were dubbed winners by a celebrity judge panel that included Q104.3's Out of the Box host, Jonathan Clark and musician Gavin DeGraw. In addition to the National Underground, The Folkadelics have performed at several New York City venues including City Winery, Sullivan Hall, The Bitter End, Kenny's Castaways, The Red Lion and South Paw. In addition, The Folkadelics have also established a monthly residency at the Putnam Den (Saratoga, NY). The Folkadelics have been selected to perform at several music festivals this summer including Gratefulfest (Garretsville, Ohio), Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (Hillsdale, NY), Werk Out Fest (Bellefontaine, OH) and Live Free Music and Art Festival (Lorraine, NY). Their summer tour also included supporting gigs for Dark Star Orchestra, Yonder Mountain String Band and Girl Talk.
* We do not reserve specific tables except for TCC members, when possible (see membership benefits). * Tables closest to the stage are held for dinner guests. * The earlier you arrive, the greater the selection. The Towne Crier Cafe is an intimate room, and there are no bad seats. * "Show Only" tables are assigned after those reserved for "Dinner & Show" parties. * Recommended time for an enjoyable, relaxed dining experience: Party of 2: One hour before show time Party of 3 or 4: Two hours before show time Party of 5 or more: At least two and one half hours before show time. * $2 handling & processing charge per ticket. * All sales are final. No refunds. No exchanges.