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The Revolution VOL. 19

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80 North 6th Street

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Member Presale: Mon Aug 14 | Public Onsale: Mon Aug 21

Doors at 9PM
Advance $15 | At the Door $20

*Save 25% on advance group buys of 4 tickets or more. Seating is first come, first served.

THE REVOLUTION is a performance series highlighting Brooklyn & Harlem based artists + musicians that not only represent the core of independent pop culture but who currently stand in the breeding ground of evolution within their genre.

This local musical movement empowers community, change, and activism through performance and unity amongst the arts. Once a month, three different artists showcasing three different genres have a chance to spread love, light, and awareness through their music and their stories. This series supports revolutionary artistry and how important music is to healing, in all aspects of life.

As a part of VOL. 19, The Revolution will feature three incredible live performances from local artists:


Hillary Capps

Singer-Songwriter Hillary Capps combines thoughtful lyricism with clean, soaring vocals and catchy melodies - captivating audiences with her alluring alternative pop songs.

Originally from Vermont and raised in a musical family, Capps began performing at age 16. After relocating to NYC, she released an album of jazz standards, A Perfect Dozen (2008), followed by a selection of her favorite covers called Playlist (2010). Following these early projects Capps joined the rock band Cheers to Fall which then led her to form her own band.

Capps’ first full-length album, The Wishing Forest (2014), was recorded in Brooklyn, NY at Vinegar Hill Sound by Reed Black (Saves the Day), and mixed at the legendary Electric Lady Studios by Grammy-winning engineer Michael Brauer (Coldplay, John Mayer, Christina Perri, The Rolling Stones).

Since the release of The Wishing Forest Capps has been featured on The Deli, Baeble Music, Hype Machine, American Songwriter, M Music & Musicians, ARTISTDirect and Impose Magazine, as well as hundreds of college radio stations across the US. She has performed locally and nationally at venues including The Knitting Factory, Webster Hall, Rockwood Music Hall, Mercury Lounge and The Hotel Cafe, as well as SXSW, CMJ, CBGB and NORTHSIDE Festivals.

This year Hillary Capps follows up her debut album with two brand new singles: "Last Call," a song about learning to listen to yourself in a world that is constantly telling you how to act and feel, and "Magic," a song about having faith without a rulebook.

"Hauntingly melodic" - Impose Magazine
"A voice delicate enough to calm a hurricane" - Baeble Music
"Capps effectively blends indie-pop sensibilities and textures - ambient synthesizers and drum machines abound - with hints of R&B and jazz that shine through celestial sounding vocal melodies" - The Deli


Mary Akpa

In a world full of voices, Mary Akpa's shouts a whisper that draws any crowd.Her sound defies a singular genre: “Mary is not from this world. Her vocal expression ranges from the demure to the show stopping. The most intriguing thing about Mary’s talents is her uncanny ability to make a track into a song; a pop hit into a club banger; a sleepy jazz lullaby into an intriguing melodic experience. She is the embodiment of the human condition - ever-reaching, ever-searching yet ultimately relatable." Amanda Brammall (DJ/Producer)

Born in Nigeria and raised in Southern California, Mary Akpa brings a blend of grounded freedom to her music-a seamless blend of soul, jazz, electronic, and African influences.

Mary’s career spans numerous years over several continents. At the age of 18, she was discovered by Arista/La Face records, ultimately becoming lead singer and songwriter for an all-girl band. She spent time touring both domestically and internationally, including performances in Germany, Istanbul, France, and Iraq. She’s written with and for numerous artists and was featured with an A Cappella vocal group on NBC’S The Sing Off, all while recording 2 jazz albums, 2 electronic/down tempo albums and releasing her debut EP, Brave.


Anbessa Orchestra

Anbessa Orchestra is a 7 piece band based in Brooklyn NY that draws it's inspiration from the diverse musical culture of Ethiopia, combining these unique sounds with the more western sounds of Funk, Jazz, R&B and Rock. The band has been a prominent figure on the NY scene and has played alongside legendary Ethiopian keyboardist/composer Hailu Mergia. The band has also been featured on the "Beyond Addis Vol.2" compilation featuring new music inspired by Ethiopia.

"Anbessa Orchestra tears through hits from Ethiopian music’s late- Sixties/early-Seventies golden age. The seven-piece outfit deploys rolling grooves and funky horns with remarkably faithful originals”
–Village Voice

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