Reece Ratliff, Auguste and Alden, Heavenly Faded, Baby Spiders

Reece Ratliff

Auguste and Alden

Heavenly Faded

Baby Spiders

Sun · June 9, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$10.00 - $15.00

This event is all ages

Reece Ratliff
Reece Ratliff
Reece Ratliff’s debut EP, I’ll Take The Fall, sounds like the work of a thoughtful songwriter, a seasoned musician, and a captivating vocalist, capable of raw power and vulnerability. The record offers all those things and more, so when you find out that he wrote these songs at the age of 14 and recorded them when he was 15, it’s hard not to do a double take. Reece Ratliff isn’t interested in being “great for a 15 year old,” this young artist wants to be great, period, and I’ll Take The Fall is a formidable opening salvo toward achieving that goal. Combining his personal experiences with worldly narratives and political undertones, the EP mines territory that provides lyrical food for thought and musical hooks to spare. The title track examines the current state of the world with determination and optimism, encouraging us to “bring a little light to the dark empty space.” “Think For Yourself” takes an unflinching look at notions of mob mentality while evoking musical shades of 90’s rockers like Live with a dash of Alice In Chains for good measure. “Dirty Mouth” and “On My Mind” are radio-ready pop gems, and funky closing track “Stand” is a horn-laden anthem worthy of uniting the broad audience that Ratliff is reaching for.

A native of Wilmington, DE, Reece picked up his first guitar at the age of two, took the requisite guitar lessons in grade school, and cut his teeth in the local chapter of School of Rock, playing the classics from the Beatles to AC/DC in the school’s prestigious house band, DE-team. Drawing on his own musical influences, such as Smallpools and Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Reece began expressing himself through songwriting.

Working with producer John Faye, another songwriter with Delaware roots, who led his Newark-based band, The Caulfields, to major label success in the mid-90’s, Reece wrote five of his best originals for I’ll Take The Fall, displaying a heart-on-your-sleeve maturity far beyond his years.

A live performer to watch, Reece has already wowed audiences from top area stages like The Queen, and the Baby Grand at Wilmington’s Grand Opera house, where he participated in the finals of “Musikarmageddon,” an annual showcase of Delaware’s most promising up-and-coming artists. Reece will be booking tour dates, both solo and full band, following the drop date of the EP in the spring of 2019. Take the plunge into I’ll Take The Fall - you’re in for an exciting ride.
Auguste and Alden
Auguste and Alden
Auguste and Alden - Alden Sachse-Skidd/lead vocals & guitar, Auguste Sachse-Skidd/lead vocals & bass, Sean Lemkey/vocals &drums

We are Auguste and Alden, a sibling band from Northwest Connecticut. We consist of two siblings who play bass and guitar complimented by melodic blood harmonies in addition to the third part harmonies contributed by our drummer.

We recently released our new album called Road Warrior, which has been producing a lot of positive momentum among fans and the music industry. We are a brother and sister who passionately write and perform our own original music and are also able to perform popular cover songs dependent on the specific needs of the venue. Due to playing music together our entire lives, we have created extremely unique and creative musical arrangements.

As a band we have toured nationally performing on main stages and venues such as the NAMM show, providing us the opportunity to play alongside many major artists. Our passion to make music is evident by our catalog of over 70 original songs we have written, produced, and recorded.

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Heavenly Faded
Heavenly Faded
Heavenly Faded are an ambient-indie rock band from the streets of NYC established in early 2018. Their sound consists of vibrant harmonies combined with a waterfall of reverb-drenched guitars, all backed by a thunder and lightning rhythm section.
Baby Spiders
Baby Spiders
Baby Spiders are a New York City rock trio comprised of Tony Zajkowski and Rob Youngberg, formerly of Lotion, on guitar and drums respectively, and Anton Sword, of Anton Sword & The We Ours, Blythe Sword, and formerly of J.C. & Anphibius, on keyboards. Think Cream meets early Pink Floyd late at night in a turkish bathhouse.
Venue Information:
Bowery Electric
327 Bowery
New York, NY, 10003