ArjanWrites.com and Gumbo NYC will present SUPERFRAICHE, a live music concert on Friday, April 1, 2011 at 8:00 p.m., followed by the GUMBO party with guest DJ Kevin Graves. Acclaimed music blogger Arjan Writes will join Gumbo NYC, one of New York City's most popular gay party productions, to bring SUPERFRAICHE to the dramatic, multi-level Galapagos Art Space in DUMBO, Brooklyn.
This special edition of SUPERFRAICHE will feature an exciting blend of new pop artists from across the country. Singer-songwriter Sky Ferreira will headline the show and perform from her new EP "AS IF!" - available March 22 on iTunes. Also taking the SUPERFRAICHE stage are Simon Curtis, Databoy, and She's the Queen.
In 2009 Arjan Writes launched the SUPERFRAICHE concert series as an exciting new way to bring his trademark "sweet and crunchy" pop music picks to his blog community. He has hosted, produced and curated SUPERFRAICHE shows in Los Angeles, Atlanta and New York City. "I love finding great new acts and sharing them with other pop fans like myself," Arjan says. "The next installment of SUPERFRAICHE on April 1 features some of the most exciting new pop acts to look out for in 2011, and I can't wait for people to discover them."
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Sky Ferreira: www.skyferreira.com
Confidence and charisma shine through the songs that 18-year-old New York based pop artist Sky Ferreira has been writing and recording for her upcoming Capitol Records debut. The album is shaping up to be a sparkling collection of electronic pop tunes that combine lustrous melodies with spare and digitized productions by a host of hit-makers such as Bloodshy & Avant (Britney Spears/Kylie Minogue), Greg Kurstin and Dallas Austin. Sky recently made Entertainment Weekly's "11 to Watch in 2011" list, is the new face of Calvin Klein's CK One global campaign, and can be seen in Tommy Hilfiger Denim commercials. Her EP "AS IF!" will be released on March 22.
Simon Curtis: www.simon-curtis.com
With over one million downloads of his debut album, "8Bit Heart," Simon Curtis has quickly become a force to be reckoned with in independent pop music. He has single-handedly established himself as one of the pioneers of the new era of music industry and become, as MTV.com recently dubbed him, a true "internet sensation." Simon has managed to captivate the blogosphere and leave his fans around the world in bated breath to see and hear what this former Nickelodeon star will bring them next. Popjustice says "amazing" and Tamar Anitai of MTVBuzzworthy says to "expect big things" from Simon Curtis.
DATABOY is Cameron Maxwell and Adam Bailey, a 22 year-old duo originally from Austin, TX, currently residing in New York City. Since their premiere show during SXSW 2010, DATABOY has done numerous performances and showcases in Austin and New York. In addition to writing all of their own material, DATABOY penned Kim Sozzi's (3 Billboard Dance #1′s) next single with Josh Harris (Seal, The Killers, Dangerous Muse) and are currently working with Cutfather (Kylie Minogue, The Wanted, Pussycat Dolls) and Enur ("Calabria") on their own material. Their debut single, "Stupid," was released on February 22, 2011.
She's the Queen: www.shesthequeenmusic.com
She's the Queen is an electropop band currently based out of both New York City and Philadelphia. The group was formed in 2009 and is composed of producer Drew Kuryloski and vocalist Emily White. Emily and Drew formed the band while attending Ithaca College in upstate New York. Once beginning their serious recording as a group, the duo recorded in Drew's home studio above his garage. The bands synth-heavy electro/dance rhythms and energetic performances have gained them a substantial global following. She's the Queen continues to release web-based music through their Soundcloud page and is set to release their debut EP this summer.
Since 2002, ARJANWRITES.COM has been tipping readers about emerging acts and cutting-edge new music. The blog received a Forbes magazine "Best of Blog" award and Billboard magazine "Best Music Blog" award nomination in 2007. In 2009, The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences invited Arjan to be their first-ever, fully credentialed blogger to cover the annual GRAMMY Awards for GRAMMY.com in Los Angeles. In both 2008 and 2009 Arjan presented his MTV Logo ArjanWrites.com Award to an emerging artist during the live telecast of the MTV NewNowNext Awards in New York City. OUT Magazine has selected Arjan to its coveted OUT 100 List. Currently, Arjan is featured on air on CNN as a new music contributor. He is also the host of "Cherrytree Pop Chop," a web show featuring celebrity interviews that is produced in partnership with Cherrytree/Interscope Records. Info: www.arjanwrites.com and www.twitter.com/arjanwrites/
ABOUT GUMBO NYC
GUMBO (Gay. DUMBO. Party.) is a party for the LGBT community that started in August 2009 by Ben Harvey and Casey Fitzpatrick. It takes place each first and third Friday of the month at Galapagos Art Space, in DUMBO, Brooklyn. The Time Out New York "Critics' pick" for gay nightlife welcomes guys and gals to what OUT.com calls "one of the hottest new parties in NYC." GUMBO was nominated for "Best Gay Night" at Paper Magazine's 2010 Annual Nightlife Awards, and its brother party, GEKKO at Gild Hall Hotel (a Thompson Hotel) in the Financial District, was recently chosen as "Best Gay Night" in New York Magazine's annual "Best of New York" issue. Info: www.gumbonyc.com
ABOUT GALAPAGOS ART SPACE
Galapagos Art Space is a performing arts theater located on the sweeping waterfront of DUMBO, Brooklyn, NYC - nestled beside Brooklyn Bridge Park, between the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges. The venue was awarded "Best New Art Space" by New York Press, and was honored with a "2009 Building Brooklyn Award" for art and culture. The venue has 2 levels and bars, a seated balcony, and the main space is anchored by large seating 'islands' floating above a 1,600-square-foot lake. Info: www.galapagosartspace.com