MPress Records presents concert with K's Choice, Rachael Sage, Matt Nakoa & A Fragile Tomorrow.
Friday, October 16 at The Cutting Room
MPress Records presents the 7th installment of its wildly popular CMJ Music Marathon showcase MPressFest CMJ at The Cutting Room (44 E. 32nd Street, NYC) on Friday, October 16th at 7pm. MPressFest CMJ 2015 will showcase an exceptional line-up of talent including the NYC-based independent label's two newest signings K's Choice and A Fragile Tomorrow (for their joint NYC CD release shows), along with New York favorites Matt Nakoa and Rachael Sage. Tickets are $10 in advance at 212-505-1700 or www.SpinCycleNYC.com or $12 at the door (based on availability). This event is 21+ with valid government-issued photo ID to attend.
Charleston, NC four-piece A Fragile Tomorrow, celebrate the release day of their MPress debut "Make Me Over" (out on October 16th). "Make Me Over" is saturated with the transformative air of rock n' roll androgyny inhabiting songs that are complex yet immediately infectious. Their performances are thick and swirling with dense layers of multiple guitars and heady vocal harmonizing. Belgium brother/sister duo K's Choice, also celebrate their new album "The Phantom Cowboy" out on September 18th. Sarah and Gert Bettens deliver the most honest, gritty, straight-ahead rock album of their career and have prepared a captivating acoustic show for their only NYC-area show this year. Multiple Independent Music Award winner and MPress flagship artist Rachael Sage will bring her unique, piano driven chamber pop and road-tested musical chops to the show with her band The Sequins; and award-winning singer-songwriter and engaging performer Matt Nakoa's blend of eclectic acoustic pop/rock rounds out the show.
Singer/songwriter MATT NAKOA grew up on a small goat farm in Central New
York and began composing music as a teenager. Following a formative stint as a concert pianist, Matt attended Berklee College of Music where he
worked alongside a who’s who of soon-to-be industry darlings, including St. Vincent, Esperanza Spaulding, and members of the bands Karmin and Lucius. Matt’s first solo release, 2012’s Light In The Dark, was received by fans as an eclectic pop/rock masterpiece while his follow up album, A Dozen Other Loves (2014), explores a more acoustic palette. This folksy foray has led to festival appearances nationally and regular performances with folk icon Tom Rush. Visit www.MattNakoa.com for upcoming tour dates.
Rachael Sage is a soulful vocalist, innovative multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and producer, and has become one of the busiest touring artists in independent music, performing worldwide with her band The Sequins. Sage has shared stages with Jamie Cullum, Sarah McLachlan, A Great Big World, Colin Hay, Shawn Colvin, Marc Cohn, The Animals and Ani DiFranco. She has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and received numerous songwriting awards including The John Lennon Songwriting Contest (Grand Prize) and several Independent Music Awards. Her songs have appeared on MTV, HBO, the Fame soundtrack, and in the current season of Lifetime’s top reality series, Dance Moms. MPress Records recently released Sage’s latest full-length album, “Blue Roses,” which features members of Daft Punk, Patti Smith and Bruce Springsteen’s bands, and a duet with Judy Collins. For more info, please visit www.rachaelsage.com
A Fragile Tomorrow
An eclectic mixture of modern glam-rock and retro-power-pop, A Fragile Tomorrow possesses a truly unique sound anchored by Elvis Costello-esque harmonies and stellar musicianship. Their MPress Records debut, "Make Me Over", features the band's signature melodic hooks along with appearances by Joan Baez, Indigo Girls and members of Crowded House and The Bangles. Self-produced and recorded in the band's own Savannah-based studio, the album was mixed by Malcolm Burn (Emmylou Harris, Bob Dylan), mastered by multiple Grammy® Winner Greg Calbi, and is their strongest, most self-realized album to date. For more info, please visit www.afragiletomorrow.com
Platinum-selling band K’s Choice have fulfilled their musical destiny by crafting an aggressive, in your face, must-hear rock record, The Phantom Cowboy due out Sept. 18, 2015. The album was produced by Alain Johannes – longtime buddy of Dave Grohl – whose musicial and production collaborations have included Queens of the Stone Age, Mark Lanegan, Live, PJ Harvey and many more. Still considered one of the biggest bands from Belgium, since their founding in the mid-nineties K's Choice have scored numerous Top 10 Album positions. Their biggest break came in 1995, when they released "Not An Addict", a single that was very successful and brought them international fame. The Belgian brother/sister duo of Sarah and Gert Bettens deliver the most honest, gritty, straight-ahead rock album of their career.
For more info, please visit www.kschoice.com