Wednesday, December 12, 2018

About the New Colossus Festival, bringing new bands to the LES/East Village this March

More details emerged yesterday about the first-ever New Colossus Festival, which will bring 50-plus bands to LES/East Village music venues March 7-10, 2019.

As Brooklyn Vegan first noted yesterday, the festival (and conference) is being pitched as a stopover for emerging bands headed to SXSW in Austin, Texas, the following week.

Per BV:

The festival was created and produced by NYC music industry vets Mike Bell (Lorimer Beacon), Lio Kanine (Kanine Records) & Steven Matrick (Kepler Events/Pianos) and they are aiming for a CMJ-esque vibe.

“CMJ left such a vacuum, not only for independent music venues, but for bands all over the world that used it as a way to play New York City every year,” says Matrick. “We chose a very convenient weekend to try to bring back that opportunity. We’d also been discussing a way for these venues to work together again and resurrect the collaborative aspect of Manhattan’s music scene.”

Shows will be at Berlin (25 Avenue A), Coney Island Baby (169 Avenue A), Pianos (158 Ludlow) and Bowery Electric (327 Bowery), among other local spaces.

You can find the full lineup of bands as well as ticket info (three-day passes are on sale now for $50) at this link.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey everyone! A live music "festival" on the Lower East Side and in the East Village without a single hardcore punk, metal, or NYC band period. So underground!

The confirmed so far bands don't have a single recognizable band from the city of any genre, they label bands as being from the UK, US, or CA (for Canada or California?), it's meant to be a pre-SXSW fest, and it has the lamest fest name possible.

NYC can do better and no more CMJ which was a load of shit, too, as it never really supported local/area music.