Live Entertainment Schedule for Webster Hall
East Village music legend Lach presents five acts for five bucks every Wednesday night in The Marlin Room at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street). Doors are at 7pm for ages 18+. Five dollar admission, 2 drink minimum with 3rd drink free. Please add to your entertainment listings and previews
Coming to Webster Hall on Wednesday June 16th. Headliners, The Bowmans and Modal Kombat, are joined by Ruby Collins, Matt Sia and Da Skufz
7:30- Ruby Collins – From White House invitations to sing to appearances on “Rosie” Ruby is always in demand. Think Joan Armatrading meets Fiona Apple. “Ruby’s forte is smooth jazzy pop/gospel amalgam dazzingly reminiscent of Early Robert Flack.” – Billboard
8 – Matt Sia – Continuing a smooth theme for the evening Matt is a songwriter for the everyman. The gentle melodic nature of his songs belie a passionate undercurrent bubbling just beneath the surface
9- The Bowmans – With harmonies that seem to come from one astonishing voice, The Bowmans share a rare, near telepathic musical bond. The touring twins are a Brooklyn based “roller coaster” duo, ranging from poignantly captivating to serendipitously joyful. Their music is concurrently sophisticated and imaginative, blending together the preserved vulnerability and abandoned glee of their Iowa childhood.
The Bowmans performed among a star lineup on last year’s Sixthman Entertainment Cayamo cruise, along with Lyle Lovett, Emmylou Harris, and Patti Griffin.
The Bowmans tours have included two, five-week residencies at Los Angeles’ Hotel Cafe in 2008, a feature live show at Hollywood’s landmark record store, Amoeba Music, two tours supporting the renowned Rasputina, feature support spots for Fran Healy of Travis at NYC’s reputed nonprofit, Housing Works, Greg Brown at NY’s (The Fillmore at) Irving Plaza, and The Avett Brothers at the Cannery Ballroom in Nashville, TN.
Currently, their music is aired on national radio in the United Kingdom,Switzerland and Portugal, plus regional radio in Spain, Holland,Germany and the U.S., including an early selection of their music on NPR’s “All Songs Considered.” Their music can be found in 10,000 U.S. and European Starbucks stores, and was featured twice on an MTV reality show.
“…Their music resonates with a distinctive personality all its own…their gentle demeanor finds them wistful and whimsical. It’s a sound that brings the Roches to mind … but only when those Roche siblings reveal their more sobering side. ” – Mare Wakefield, Performing Songwriter
”The Bowmans reveal an enchanting blend of voices… Clearly there are no boundaries that keep the Bowmans fenced in as they find themselves “On the Road,” a pastoral slice of Jesse Sykes-style rustic pop where they discover (but don’t care) that “the road may take a toll on you.” ” – Steve Appleford, LA Weekly (Jan 30, 2008)
“The harmonies are indeed stunning… the choral purity of their voices lends a hymn like quality to the songs…the strength of the material and those amazing voices… has ensured The Bowmans have a growing following on the New York folk scene.” – J. Alder, Americana UK
“A perfectly beautiful way to wake up” – Jessie Scott, Music Fog
2B.jpgThe Bowmans photo for publication
10- Modal Kombat – Modal Kombat, The first ever guitar-controlled video game battle, has arrived. Yes, this duo play the game Mortal Combat on a huge projection screen using their guitars as the control devices!
Formed by Yale School of Music graduates David Hindman and Evan Drummond, this forward-thinking ensemble has developed technology that allows classical-electric guitars to control the characters in console video games. Modal Kombat lies at the intersection between music, visual arts, and digital media that results in the defining of a new genre of audio-visual performance: the public guitar-controlled video game battle. Modal Kombat delivers an interdisciplinary performance concerned with the mediums of modern classical performance, emerging technologies, and popular culture, by having its foundation in fields ranging from composition, performance, lighting design, computer programming, and circuit design. This modern – day dueling banjos raises the bar for performers, composers, interface designers, and competitive gamers, while delivering an engaging combination of music and classic video game competition.
11-Da Skufz- Hillary Flowers fronts this group that seem like they came out of a 1920’s speakeasy drawn by Tex Avery. Da Skufz also feature Luigi Babe on guitar and Washboard Bob on, well, washboard; as well as a tag-along group of strippers, card players, saxophonists and other assorted riff-raff. Not to be missed! Da Skufz were the first act to be asked back to Lach Presents at The Marlin Room because they were just that good!