Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College to Welcome THE HOLLOWS, 6/21
Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College presents The Hollows on Saturday, June 21, 2014, 524 West 59th Street, NYC, 10019. Show is at 7:00pm and doors open at 6:00pm. Free admission but reservations ensure priority seating. RSVP at www.thehollowsonline.com.
Brooklyn-based roots-rockers The Hollows are that rare thing; a strictly democratic ensemble of multi-instrumentalists; a freewheeling hootenany of a band. With no frontman (or six frontmen), everyone writes and arranges material, creating a diverse and uniquely blended sound. A veritable junkyard of mandolins, banjos, guitars, accordions, horns, harmonicas, and various other musical doodads are in constant rotation. Their live show is a high-octane, unpredictable barn-burner. You can expect a lot of foot-stomping, over-the-top toasts to life and death, and a good bit of sweat. Put yer dancin' shoes on.
Since releasing Belong to the Land (2011), The Hollows have released a self-titled EP (2012) and a live compilation, Neverending Show (2013), as well as music videos for their songs "Poor Eyes" and "August" (both in 2012). "Poor Eyes" was also featured recently in the soundtrack to Bob Giraldi's "A Poet Long Ago," which is currently making the rounds at film festivals. The band has received accolades such as "Artist of the Month" (The Deli Magazine), "Critic's Pick" (TimeOut NY), "Best of This Week" (Oh My Rockness), "Best of SXSW" (The Wild Honey Pie), and "Best of CMJ" (WNOW 92.3 FM), as well as rave reviews from The Huffington Post, CBS Radio, Relix, My Old Kentucky Blog, BaebleMusic, and more. With over a hundred shows under their belts and a new full-length studio album scheduled for production this summer, The Hollows show no sign of slowing down in 2014.
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About Make Music New York: Now in its eighth year, Make Music New York, "the largest music event ever to grace Gotham" (Metro New York), is a unique festival of 1,000+ free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City, all on June 21st, the first day of summer. MMNY takes place simultaneously with similar festivities in more than 726 cities around the world - a global celebration of music making.
From 10 in the morning to 10 at night, musicians of all ages, creeds, and musical persuasions - from hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock - perform on streets, sidewalks, stoops, plazas, cemeteries, parks and gardens. From high school bands to marquee names, MMNY is open to anyone who wants to take part, enjoyed by everyone who wants to attend.
Over 1,000 MMNY concerts have taken place in each of the last four years.
For more information, visit www.makemusicny.org
About the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College: Since opening its doors in 1988, the Gerald W. Lynch Theater has been an invaluable cultural resource for John Jay College and the larger New York City community. The Theater is dedicated to the creation and presentation of performing arts programming of all disciplines with a special focus on how the artistic imagination can shed light on the many perceptions of justice in our society. The Theater is also a member of CUNY Stages, a consortium of 16 performing arts centers located on CUNY campuses across New York City.
The Theater has hosted events in the Lincoln Center Festival since its first season in 1996, as well as, New York City Opera, Great Performers at Lincoln Center, Gotham Chamber Opera, Metropolitan Opera Guild and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater/Ailey II. The Theater has also been the site of many television and film specials including A&E's Live by Request, Comedy Central Presents and Premium Blend, Robert Klein in Concert and VH1's Soundtrack Live.
For directions to the venue and more information, visit www.jjay.cuny.edu/theater.
Photo Credit: Marcus Lauer