Tonight we are honored to welcome the fantastic Phyllis Chen. Phyllis is a pianist, toy pianist and composer who’s musical interests have led in numerous directions as a soloist and collaborative artist. Described as “a dazzling performer who wrings novel sounds from the humble toy piano,”(NY Times) and “a bold pianist with an excellent sense of color” (LA Times), Phyllis has performed in a large variety of contexts in the US and abroad.
The event is free and welcome to all! The party starts at 7pm
Glen Hansard - Didn't He Ramble
The first studio album in seven years by everybody's favorite sexy duo, Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme AKA Eagles Of Death Metal. Zipper Down features 11 tracks, including the hot lead single, 'Complexity.' Recorded at Pink Duck Studios in Burbank, California, Hughes and Homme co-wrote all of the album's songs (with the exception of their cover of Duran Duran's 'Save A Prayer'), and performed all of the instruments and vocals themselves.
RUSH - "Signals"
Signals was the ninth studio album by Rush, released in 1982. It was the follow-up to the successful Moving Pictures. Stylistically, the album was a continuation of Rush's foray into the technology-oriented 1980s through increased use of electronic instrumentation such as keyboards, sequencers, and electric violin.
Los Lobos - Gates of Gold
With Gates of Gold, Los Lobos, the pride of East LA, evoke a rich American saga in the tradition of Faulkner and Steinbeck. Check the haunting 'Made to Break Your Heart', the spicy 'Poquito' and the heartache in 'Magdalena'. Los Lobos are a multiple Grammy Award–winning American rock band. Their music is influenced by rock ‘n’ roll, Tex-Mex, country, folk, R&B, blues, brown-eyed soul, and traditional music such as cumbia, boleros and norteños.
Blitzen Trapper - All Across This Land
2015 studio album from acclaimed Portland, Oregon rock quintet Blitzen Trapper. In a lengthy essay regarding the concept and construction of All Across This Land, the official Blitzen Trapper site compared the album to earlier albums like Furr and American Goldwing: "All Across This Land is a top-down, tightly defined piece of classic rock and roll, full of big riffs, bigger hooks and compelling, instantly relatable lyrics... 'I think it's a return to the sort of more classic Blitzen Trapper thing, for sure," songwriter Eric Earley says.
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HEY ANNA Run Koko
We were very fortunate to have the amazing group Hey Anna perform at the shop recently. Their harmonies, and melodies are mesmerizing and their latest album Run Koko is a fantastic young indie-rock/pop album. Reminiscent of groups like Broadcast2000, and Young The Giant this album is full of gems. Come on over and pick up a copy and enjoy a cup of Nicoletti coffe with us!
SHOUTOUT TO THE FOLKS AT WE HEART ASTORIA FOR GETTING QUEENS' FIRST CMJ SHOWCASE AT THE LIC BAR!