Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Hartford’s 375th: Still Wavy After All These Years

Friday, July 23rd comes an event that should not be missed. It's a free show in Bushnell Park to celebrate Hartford's 375th!

The event will be brought to you by The Wadsworth Atheneum & The Hartford Party Starters Union, and will feature some huge huge names. This is something you really can't miss. Seriously, just look at this lineup!

Janelle Monae - Grammy-nominated singer and dancer from Kansas, she's currently signed to the Wondaland Arts Society and Bad Boy/Atlantic Records. Retro, soulful and fun, her tunes are impossible to pin down, one second it's Motown, the next it's psych rock. She recently released her new album The ArchAndroid (Suites II and III) which is a must-hear. Seriously, probably one of the best releases of 2010.

Holy Ghost! - NYC electronic pop duo, currently signed to DFA. Their tunes have a vintage 80s Prince waviness to them. These guys have remixed a butt-ton of awesome tunes, and are going to be on tour with Chromeo! Catch them before they get super famous (which they will really soon.)

Tobacco - Tobacco has been tearing it up lately. When not doing tunes with Black Moth Super Rainbow, he's making crazy trippy weird tunes as Tobacco. He recently recorded the dark Maniac Meat which even includes some of Beck's signature vocals paired with Tobaccos reedy synthesized whispers. What's not to love?

Maluca -Listening to Maluca is like listening to reggaeton in a blender from the center of the earth. She does some really weird stuff, but it's damn catchy and fun to boot. Just watch this video and you'll see what I mean:

Cubic Zirconia - NYC electro funk afropop wave band. There's a ton of buzz going on about them, and from everything I've heard about them, they put on a great live show. They literally just released their new EP "Black & Blue" last week. See the video below:

DJ Rizzla will also be there spinning some great tunes.

IT’S FREE and it's ALL AGES!

This is the real deal. There will be food vendors on Trinity Street and Black Bear Saloon vending beers in the beer garden. Bring a change of clothes and some dancing shoes to work that Friday, and get ready to shake your ass off.

Find out all kinds of information about give-aways, after-party details and everything else at http://www.StillWavy375.com/

Stay Wavy, Hartford!

RSVP via the Facebook Event Page

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