Following a successful debut in July, “Mondays at The House”, a new monthly emerging artists concert series presented by John Loeffler, Founder & Executive Director of Fieldhouse-Music BMG, and Grace Blake, Producer and General Manager at The Iridium, continues on September 25 with a special guest host and soon to be announced artist line up.
“Our premiere showcase was a hit and the momentum for those performers continues as they all have left for tours across the U.S.,” says John Loeffler.
“Mondays at The House” is a monthly showcase presenting talent curated by Fieldhouse-BMG and Iridium as a means of discovering, nurturing, and promoting the very best unsigned artists in the country today. Industry mixers and meet and greets follow the performances, and aspiring artists in the audience are encouraged to bring samples of their own music to be considered for an upcoming showcase.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered.
September 25 lineup:
The Ries Brothers
Call Security, a Providence, RI-based band and 95.5 WBRU’s 2017 Rock Hunt winner, blends a pressure-cooked amalgamation of influences into a signature, dynamic sound which walks the line between modern and vintage. Known for delivering a show bursting with energy, Call Security is quickly gaining recognition for their talents as songwriters, musicians and performers.
The band has shared the stage with acts such as Passion Pit, We the Kings, Marian Hill, and Phillip Phillips at venues like Webster Hall, The Smith Opera House, and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Currently playing across the East Coast, Call Security has performed at colleges and festivals such as CollegeFest at Fenway Park, RedGorilla Fest, MusikFest, the Millennium Music Conference, Canadian Music Week, the Alive@Five Festival in Stamford, CT and the 95.5 WBRU Summer Concert Series in Providence, RI.
Following the success of their debut EP “To Whom It May Concern”, which garnered over 750,000 plays on Spotify, Call Security has released their sophomore EP “Laberge”, which further defines their unique, high-energy style.
The End of America
The End of America is a band of friends, singers and travelers who blend three-part harmony with rock and Americana. The Philadelphia-based outfit masters a style that resonates with fans of Ryan Adams, CSNY and Dawes.
All frontmen of previous bands, Brendon Thomas, James Downes and Trevor Leonard met on tour in 2005. They went on to form a trio that highlights their vocal chemistry and captures the raw honesty of their performances. TEOA recently released their debut LP (self-titled), a follow-up to their previous EPs, Shakey and Steep Bay.
Over the course of just four songs on her debut recording, Lower Hudson Valley native Natalie Forteza introduces herself as a commanding vocalist and songwriter of considerable impact. Aided and abetted by Grammy Award-winning producer Michael League of Snarky Puppy, who impeccably contextualizes her voice in a brilliant bath of crystalline acoustic and electronic textures, Forteza shines here with her dynamic range of rhythms and emotions. Obvious touchstones are Sade and Norah Jones, but I hear glimpses of Stevie Wonder, Astrud Gilberto, and Anita Baker as well.
Songs range from the gauzy ballad “Man on the Moon” to the funky, riff-fueled urban storm throwback “Feels So Good.” “Kiss” kicks off with a heavy bass vamp and ominous keyboards, atop which Forteza sings hauntingly, recalling some of Sting’s jazzier solo efforts of the 1990s, climaxing with circular Afropop guitar lines. Album closer “Too Late, Too Soon” is dreamy and heartbreaking. The instrumental accompaniment by keyboardist Akie Bermiss, bassist Anthony Candullo, and drummer Erik Perez, with producer League and Bob Lanzetti sharing guitar duties, is both rich and minimalist—not an easy feat to pull off. But it works perfectly here and serves Forteza’s sonic palette and her unique stylistic blend of soul, jazz, Latin, Afrobeat, and pop instincts on these four love songs that leave a listener hungry for 02, or whatever else she has planned as a follow-up