Tuesday, June 19, 2007

URB ALT Fest 07 dances around Faison Firehouse with Kyp Malone of TV On The Radio, MuthaWit, Otto Fischer, Nerdkween, Shena of Tenderhead and others

Harlem, NY - June 14. Night two of URB ALT Festival 2007 finds multiple artists visiting Harlem's famed Faison Firehouse Theater in celebration of the London helmed seminal priests of dreampop/shoegaze music, AR Kane. The URB ALT Festival is a 4 night, 4 venue music/film event that focuses a light on underground and national acts who produce work that is worthy of mainstream note.
This June 23d show will feature the soulfully barbed experimental rock of TV On The Radio's, Kyp Malone; the alternative jazz/folkcore of UK Nigerian singer/guitarist, Otto Fischer; the atmospheric indie artrock of Nerdkween; the edgy songcraft of singer/guitarist Shena Verrett; and the multi-cultural big band performance art of the MuthaWit Orchestra. All artists will be playing their original work as well as a composition from the AR Kane songbook.
URB ALT Festival founder Boston Fielder says "AR Kane's music encourages risk-taking and the Faison Firehouse Theater is entirely conducive to artists expressing themselves in that manner. We are extremely happy to be hosting a night of the UA Fest at the creative home of Tony Award winning choreographer, George Faison."

AR Kane is easily one of the most influential and under-recognized groups of the 1980s. They distanced their sound from the pack by absorbing Miles Davis, Weather Report, PIL and dub music. AR Kane's iconic guitar effects and "self-sampling" techniques have inspired the work of TV On the Radio, Radiohead, Cocteau Twins, Oasis and Jesus & Mary Chain among others. They have not performed together in well over a decade.

June 23, 2007, 7pm-midnight
Faison Firehouse Theater - AR Kane Tribute
6 Hancock Place @124th Street, NYC
Take the A, B, C, D trains to 125th Street
$10 All Ages

Musical Artists:
Kyp Malone of TV On The Radio
Otto Fischer
Shena Verrett of Tenderhead
MuthaWit Orchestra
Visual Projectionists:
Tim Fielder(Director of 3D animated feature film, "Harbinger")
Lyndon Barrois(animation director of Matrix series, 2007 Oscar winner)

URB ALT Festival 2007 sponsors are the New York Press, Gibson Guitars, Odd Endeavors, Fusicology, Girls On Media, Liberator Magazine, Bighead Scientists, Junkmein Studioworks and Wyndham Hotels.

URB ALT is Underground Railroad Broadcasting Alternatives, a music/film series and media company founded by Boston Fielder in 1998 to serve the creator and audience seeking uncut entertainment and artistic expression. URB ALT has offered transcendant visuals and revolutionary music to enthusiastic attendees throughout Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Los Angeles and New York.

Tickets: Big Apple Jazz/EZ's Woodshed 212.283.5299
2236 Adam Clayton Powell, Harlem, NYC (tween 131st and 32nd Streets @ 7th Ave)

Press contacts: K'china 404.313.5341 or Shena 917.406.6996, urbalternative@gmail.com
Additional info: www.urbalt.net, www.myspace.com/urbalt or www.myspace.com/muthawit

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