This all-girl triple bill of soul-infused New York rock 'n' roll packs a serious punch.
Heather Christian & the Arbornauts is the music-brainchild of Heather Christian, the daughter of a blues musician and a go-go dancer from backwoods Mississippi and five of the most virtuosic boy prodigies she could find. Primarily known for her eccentric voice ("Christian howls like a werewolf with a voice made of molasses" –Variety Magazine), Miss Christian is part blues musician, part pixie, part old lady and pulls from the traditional gospel canon in tandem with circus music, noise rock and good old fashioned feeling good. Miss Christian and this multi-tasking brood of musical dandies (Sasha Brown, Matt Bogdanow, Chris Giarmo, Josh Myers and Jonathan Anderson) comprises their song set of dream hymns and odes to imaginary landscapes that reside somewhere between a vast theoretical sea and the deep American south.
"Look out Sharon Jones & The Dap-kings, NYC's Mary C packs quite a vocal punch and her band The Stellars may be able to take you out..." –USA TODAY / POP CANDY
The electrifying performances of Mary C and the Stellars have recently drawn the attention of various music media outlets, including AOL Music, MTV, Music Choice, Fuse, Bravo, The Huffington Post, USA Today and New York 1. Mary’s star began to shine bright and early, with her scene-stealing cameo as the sister of "The Brain" in the John Hughes 80’s cult classic, The Breakfast Club. Now, The Stellars represent Mary C’s vision of showcasing the essence of her native city. As she says, “The Stellars give you a taste of New York City – individuals with a lot of sass, style and soul…” When she's not on the road with The Stellars, Mary C remains busy writing, arranging and producing for such clients as: Sony Music, Sony International, Universal Records, Def Jam Records and SoHo Publishing House.
Raised in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn as the only child of a Jamaican mother and Bed Stuy-born father, Cole Williams was immediately inducted into a melting pot of food, music and attitudes. Every Sunday in the family’s living room, Cole listened to Richard Smallwood, Andre Crouch, Yolanda Adams, Bob Marley, the Mighty Sparrow, the Jackson 5, Motown, Dancehall Reggae – to give a sense of the eclectic mix of genres that continue to dance around in her head. In 2006, she earned a Swedish Grammy nomination for Best Live Performance (with Glenn Wish and The New Memphis Orchestra.) Then, in 2009, Williams served as the voice of Suave Professionals Shampoo for their “C’mon Ya’ll” jingle and in 2011 as part of CoverGirl’s Shadow Blast campaign. She has performed on "The Today Show," "The Conan O’Brien Show" and "The Craig Ferguson Show."
Tickets: $10 in advance / $12 day of show.