Showing posts with label New Colossus Festival. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New Colossus Festival. Show all posts

Friday, March 4, 2022

The New Colossus Festival takes place next week at these local music venues

The New Colossus Festival, a celebration of independent music from around the world, is taking place next week (March 9-13) at East Village and LES venues — Pianos, Mercury Lounge, Berlin, East Berlin, Bowery Electric and Arlene's Grocery. 

There is A LOT going on... check out the venue lineup here... and the band/musician (100-plus) rundown here

It's a great (and inexpensive way) to check out a look at new/emerging bands. (Brooklyn Vegan highlights a few acts here.) 

The New Colossus Festival started in 2019.

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.