Thursday, June 14, 2007

June 21st Like the Spice creates music with Make Music NY

Like the Spice Celebrates Summer With the Make Music New York Festival

On Thursday, June 21st Like the Spice is acting as one of the many venues for the Make Music New York Festival. Based on France's Fete de la Musique the festival celebrates the first day of summer with streets full of free music. Since it was inaugurated in France 25 years ago, the idea has become an international phenomenon, celebrated on the same day in more than 300 cities in 108 countries, including Germany, Italy, Egypt, Syria, Morocco, Australia, Vietnam, Congo, Cameroon, Togo, Columbia, Chile, Mongolia, and Japan – this will be the first year that New York will participate.

Like the Spice is hosting six bands from 5-7pm on the sidewalk in front of the gallery. Come celebrate with great music and barbeque.

Mike. P. Flanagan Smith is a storyteller, actor and folk musician based in the Brooklyn.

Oceanographer frontman Jeremy Yocum makes stripped down, folky gospel country music. Backed by fellow marine scientist Eric Elterman on viola and newcomers Mattley Mountain and Brian Hersey on harmonica and electric guitar (respectively), Yocum has built a quartet out of whiskey watered down with tears.

With bombastic rhythm and explosive guitar, Matt Naas and Charles Joesph Dukehart III will change the way you look at a two-man band. Both classic and new, The Expotentials weave between blues and garage based guitar riffs, strong original song writing, and full force thunderous roar.

Cakes of Light make stripped-down, lyric-centered songs exploring singer/songwriter Jay Dunbar's obsessions with bicycles, turtles, nonviolent revolution, chemo-gnosis and the so-called myth of the Mormon Worms.

Percussionist Brian Osborne is an active performer of improvised music, and has been organizing and participating in DIY music events throughout the US and in Europe for over 13 years. Brian's current projects include George Steeltoe Ensemble, DOSDEDOS, Paper Leg(s), and Blastocyst. Brian collaborates frequently with dancer Elisa Osborne.

Wes Matteu plays with a semi-permanent, rotating of amazing musicians including: Ellen Houle on drums, Shane Leddy on upright and elec. bass, Tom Clark on keys, slide, harmonica, french horn and whatever he feels like that day.....and when they can Dave Birch/mandolin, Kathleen/banjo and sometimes Todd Erk/upright ,marina Phillips Kisse/violin and Chris Sarulo/saw.

Make Music New York Festival at Like the Spice
June 21st 5-9pm - Free

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