Let there be music, sweet emerging music says Mondo NYC at its fourth annual music and tech conference. This year’s outing took place by day in Brooklyn at The Williamsburg Hotel featuring inspiring speakers, panels and breakout sessions; by night, in music venues throughout lower Manhattan and Brooklyn showcasing emerging artists.
EMERGING ARTISTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD SHOWCASE IN NYC
NYC’s only global showcase festival presented live emerging music from multiple music genres from around the world in iconic NYC venues. The nighttime showcases of new and emerging artists were aplenty this year. A few Artists we think are ‘Socially Sparked®’ are highlighted below.
Here’s a Socially Sparked® kinda’ band all the way from Adelaide, Australia who came over to make their debut in NYC and America during Mondo.NYC. Debut they did, playing at The Delancey last Wednesday eve October 16th. They’re called Wanderers – the duo of singer/guitarist Dusty Lee Stephensen and drummer Matt Birkin. They’ve got an infectious new single “Make It On My Own”. Take a listen:
Another Socially Sparked artist to watch stems from production guru and 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Hank Shocklee’s Shocklee Entertainment Label. Nico is a very young and talented 17-year-old girl from California. The now NYC-based singer held a much anticipated showcase performance last Friday at Upstairs at Pianos venue.
“Nico draws on desert blues, neo-soul and trip hop influences to create her own style of lush electro-acoustic, soulful down tempo grooves. You can expect unexpected arrangements, chill experimental textures and post-pop sentiments. Fans of Portishead, James Blake, Fleetwood Mac and Erykah Badu dig this.” — Music Industry Veteran Fiona Bloom, Founder, The Bloom Effect
Another new female artist Apryll Aileen hails from the Maritimes/ Eastern Canada. She’s still getting her feet firmly planted on U.S. soil. Another emerging music artist to watch, Apryll played at Mondo for the first time last week and performed at Upstairs at Pianos last Friday, October 18th.
Live music is alive and well in New York City and around the globe! It is simultaneously refreshing and exhilarating to know there are start-up music organizations and festivals like Mondo that strive to keep live music and its venues alive. Let there be music, sweet emerging music says Mondo NYC, indeed!. I say #SociallySparked forever! — Abbe is Socially Sparked. Tweet @asparks01 & @sosparkednews