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WBAI Artsy Fartsy Battle of the Bands
Arlene's Grocery
New York, NY
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WBAI Artsy Fartsy Battle of the Bands
WBAI 99.5FM-NYC, the Artsy Fartsy Show and Arlene's Grocery bring a new kind of battle to the Lower East Side with the 2nd Annual WBAI Artsy Fartsy Battle of the Bands hosted by Arlene's Grocery and radio personalities Jack Dourakos, Nikki Dinki and Melissa Silver of The Artsy Fartsy Show (airs Tuesdays at 2pm on WBAI 99.5FM and www.stream.wbai.org).

WHEN: Sunday, April 22, 2012
LOCATION: Arlene's Grocery
        95 Stanton Street
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://www.artsyfartsyshow.com/#!__meet-the-bands


A Do
A Do is a rock band from Boston. Derek, Adrienne, Greg and Sam. They like to keep in it in the family. Derek, Adrienne and Greg used to play in a cover band and they all lived downstairs from the band space. Sam and Adrienne work together during the day. Rich Stratton from Red Tuxedo Mastering in Atlanta mixed and produced their first album. He's also Adrienne's brother-in-law. A Do just released a music video for "No" that can be seen at
website: http://www.adomenow.com

Blue Meadow
Blue Meadow the band from the Bronx that challenges the idea of bands starting in garages tucked away in the suburbs but that bands can also form in 800 square foot apartments in the middle of the urban theater we call NYC. They will take you on a musical journey that stretches from blazing guitars and banging drums to a serene acapella song to drift you away. The diversity of a band to model the big melting pot in which they were conceived.
Website: www.reverbnation.com/bluemeadow

Traum Diggs
Traum Diggs expands the boundaries of hip-hop's sound while continuing the tradition of substantive and innovative lyricism  which makes him a card carrying artist. Traum Diggs is a self-proclaimed "truth seeker" which makes for constant growth in his songwriting and subject matter.  Musically, he is just as influenced by Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton and Marvin Gaye as KRS-ONE, Rakim and Big Daddy Kane. The result of those influences is a marriage of Traum's distinct voice and potent lyricism with elements of funk, acid jazz, psychedelic rock, and world music.
Website: http://www.traumdiggs.com

Kristin Errett
She's been called the next Norah Jones or Sara Bareilles. But with her rich, soulful vocals and effortless piano playing, Kristin Errett's sound is undeniably unique. Recently featured in College News Magazine, her music has been recognized for having a 70s inspired sound, echoing artists like Fleetwood Mac and Carole King. The Radio Cafe has called her "One of the best independent artists around" and I Am Entertainment Magazine has claimed she's "On her way to a Grammy bottom line!"
Website http://www.kristinerrett.com

Late Nite Catfight
Late Nite Catfight are a Brooklyn hot mess of rockabilly/pop/roots. Embracing the cultural explosion of the 50s with the global implosion of 2008 onwards. In other words WATCH OUT! We may not be able to afford health insurance but can buy lipstick and gold suits from Halloween sites (post vaca BTW) and make it hillbilly.
Website: http://www.latenitecatfight.com

Paradigm 23
Paradigm 23, a post punk rock group of three long-time friends that believe in the power of music to inspire social change. They are self-taught musicians and are ready and eager to begin their journey into the world of live performance.
Band Website: http://paradigm23.bandcamp.com

Keithroy Mason, AKA Respect is a poet, lyricist, songwriter and singer who has arrived thirteen years ago.  His genre of music is reality reggae.  He writes songs that bring awareness to social issues such as HIV/AIDS, poverty, education and the list goes on. A gifted and talented artist, Respect has sang and performed worldwide.  London loves his style.  Germany craves more, and Ireland begs for encores.  He has been exposed to many different ethnicities of people and is a master in his art.
Website: http://www.muggidon.com

Members of Starless have been playing and practicing music their whole lives. Starless has opened Peter Frampton, Yes, Grand Funk Railroad, The Blues Traveler and even play with Leslie West (Mountain). With a passion for music, Starless has worked meticulously to sculpt their own exciting, and unique sound to share with other music lovers young and old.
Website: http://www.facebook.com/Starlessband

Artsy Acts

Magic and Comedy with Harrison Greenbaum
Artsy Fartsy Show Songwriter Jon Braman
Comedian Andy Lange
Techno-contortionist The Amazing Amy
Writer Rev Jen
Poet Faceboy
Dancer Sasha the Fire Gypsy

2nd Annual WBAI Artsy Fartsy Battle of the Bands is sponsored by: Arlene's Grocery, Sam Ash, Rizza Salon, The Network, BierHaus, AF Sessions

About Artsy Fartsy Show
Artsy Fartsy Show provides a diverse, youthful voice by providing off-beat, sophisticated interactive news and entertainment for artists and art enthusiasts through radio, mobile media and performance curation.  
Artsy Fartsy Show is a project of ARTSPIRE, a program of the New York Foundation for the Arts. The Artsy Fartsy Show Radio covers all that is new and relevant in the performing, visual and culinary arts worlds; art politics, artists' rights, celebrity and emerging artists. Artsy Fartsy Show curates AF Session, a music concert series of emerging musicians; theatre; film and visual arts. Artsy Fartsy Show is Barika Edwards (Executive Producer), Hollis Witherspoon (Spot of Culture), Peter Gleason (Politico Art), Jon Braman (Resident Songwriter), Melissa Silver (Visual Art), Nikki Dinki (Food), Jack Dourakos (AF Sessions Curator/Music) and Spencer Howard (Theatre). Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google+: @artsyfartsyshow and visit our website: www.artsyfartsyshow.com

For more than 50 years, WBAI 99.5FM has been the legendary leader in listener-sponsored, non-commercial community radio, serving the New York tri-state area. The station is home to Democracy Now! and radio luminaries such as Polk Award winner, Robert Knight, host of Five O'clock Shadow; Hugh Hamilton (Talkback!) and Earl Caldwell (The Caldwell Chronicles). WBAI was the first radio station to air Bob Dylan and with an eclectic legacy of arts programs such as Bob Fass' Radio Unameable, Cat Radio Cafe, and The Artsy Fartsy Show. WBAI is the only carrier of Al Jazeera-English in the tri-State area. Operating from its 50,000-watt broadcast tower atop the Empire State Building and studios at 120 Wall Street in Lower Manhattan, WBAI 99.5FM delivers an eclectic range of cutting-edge programming to audiences across the five boroughs and into parts of upstate New York, as well as neighboring Connecticut, New Jersey and as far south as Delaware. In addition, WBAI streams and archives on www.wbai.org. Follow us on twitter.com/wbai_radio and facebook.com/WBAIRadio.

The 2nd Annual Battle of the Bands is sponsored by:
Arlene's Grocery, Sam Ash Music Stores, Zipcar, The Village Voice, Itzy Design, The Hill, Cavatappo, Chico Hamilton at DROM 5/19, Ethel at Joe's Pub 4/24, Bierhaus, The Network NYC, AF Sessions, Unoppressive Non-Imperialist Bargain Books, and the Village Voice.


Arlene's Grocery (View)
95 Stanton Street
New York, NY 10013
United States



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