NYC Indie Rock Festival featuring Chapell, SlyBoots, White Collar Crime and R&B
Fri · September 8, 2017
Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm
Tickets at the Door
This event is 21 and over
It all started on a roof top in Greenpoint, Brooklyn near McCarron park back in 2007. A few friends who couldn't piece together enough cash to get into a music festival being held at the McCarron pool decided that they would hold their own concert on their roof. So they pieced together a PA from the equipment that they had, invited a few bands they knew, and bought a keg of Rheingold. And that end of summer jam session gradually grew in popularity over time. The event really took off a few years later as a number of indie rock giants and celebrities began stopping by to play a few songs. It has now become a must attend event for every indie rock fan in the Northeast. For more information, please email NYCindieRock@gmail.com or www.NYCindieRock.com.
Fieldhouse / BMG artist Chapell might be the most accomplished songwriter you haven’t heard of yet. A TimeOutNY critic’s pick, Chapell’s sound is retro-modern Rock, and his live show has been described as a “carnival experience” with some of the most talented musicians you’ll find in NYC. Chapell’s band includes Lorenza Ponce, Ann Klein and Alex Alexander. You can find Chapell on Spotify, SoundCloud, YouTube and www.ThisIsChapell.com
Slyboots’ unique yet cohesive sound can be attributed to their different tastes, but similar inspirations. There’s overlap in their influences: The Beatles, David Bowie, The Cure and their shared admiration of strong females that have paved the way, e.g., Talking Heads’ Tina Weymouth, multidisciplinary artist Grimes and prolific songwriter Julia Michaels. Their band name came about when Slyboots was the “word of the day” on KG*’s phone. It made the shortlist, and then stuck because they decided the definition “one who is cunning or mischievous in an engaging way” fit their personalities and vibe implicitly. And their dynamic live set embodies this playful misbehavior. There’s a confidence emanating from the stage and a mystique that can only be had when three powerhouse females team up, soar over life’s hurdles, and do what they were born to do.
White Collar Crime
A long-standing fixture on the New York scene, WCC is a guitar-driven band dedicated to the song. Musicians with extensive touring credits and challenging day jobs who bring a unique intelligence to music flowing down image-rife roads in the spirit of The Counting Crows, Springsteen, Lou Reed, Whiskeytown, the Damnwells and the like. Inspired by the powerful imagery that is everyday New York, WCC hopes to convey even a fraction of the beauty of the city and the energy of the people who walk her streets.