2012 Ingrid Michaelson in Concert to Benefit the Staten Island Museum with guest Les Vinyl
Thank you to all of our friends, old and new, who came out to support the Staten Island Museum and make this our most successful fundraising event ever. We couldn't have done it without you.
Saturday, September 22, 2012 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: St. George Theatre, 35 Hyatt Street, Staten Island, NY 10301
$30, $40, $150
Ingrid Michaelson is coming home to Staten Island to support the Staten Island Museum and bring her unique brand of indie-pop to the stage of the St. George Theatre.
Ingrid Michaelson has earned enviable name-recognition thanks to her knack for crafting beautiful, idiosyncratic songs, many of which have wafted out of your television in handfuls of Grey’s Anatomy episodes (not to mention countless other series since such as American Idol, Parenthood, and So You Think You Can Dance), in an affecting Google Chrome ad, and on VH1 as an artist You Outta Know. She has sold over 900,000 albums and 3.5 million singles on her own label, ending up on the cover of Billboard Magazine as "the new paradigm" in the music industry. Her new album, “Human Again,” produced by David Kahne (Regina Spektor, Paul McCartney) and released January 24, 2012 on Cabin 24 Records/Mom + Pop was her highest-selling debut yet, reaching #1 on iTunes and Top 5 on the Billboard sales chart in its first week.
$150 Tier 1 – VIP (includes pre-show champagne cocktails, from 6:00pm - 7:00pm at the St. George Theatre and commemorative program)
$40 Tier 2
$30 Tier 3
*$100 Meet the Artist After Party tickets available for purchase at additional cost if you are a Tier 1 - VIP ticket holder.
*Limited availability. Tickets to the after party can be purchased by calling Rachel Somma at the Staten Island Museum at 718.483.7117, proof of Tier 1 ticket purchase required.
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Les Vinyl is a pop rock band from Staten Island, New York. Their sound is upbeat but they’re cool about it. They don’t try too hard and they don’t overcomplicate things. The “standard” two guitars, bass, and drums set up, is a platform for songwriting that is familiar while still being, at times, unconventional. “Quirky” and “catchy” are common descriptions of this very original Staten Island treasure.
Front-man and lead guitarist Casey Jost, an up-and-coming comedy writer and actor, provides clever wordplay over distinctive guitar parts. Jenny Miller provides a tight rhythm guitar style along with tender and breathy backing vocals. The drum and bass section balances the treble-heavy leads. Pat Given on drums and bassist Mike Carlo have the ability to dynamically go from a soft pulse to loud thunder while always remaining faithful to the intentions of the songwriting. The song always comes first with these talented young musicians. Yet, that is not to say there isn’t room for improvisation. The loose nature of their live performance offers the audience a break from the over-produced world of pop but the familiarity of likable hooks and tones.
In a short time, Les Vinyl has managed to win over fans in several scenes. They’ve played shows with punk bands, pop outfits, and even surf rockers. After a show smack-dab in the middle of 4 hardcore bands, several face-studded attendees mentioned how refreshing Les Vinyl sounded. On the other side of the spectrum, they were much appreciated after opening for the folky-pop singer Ingrid Michaelson, an artist whose songs have been featured on Grey’s Anatomy and in Old Navy commercials. In addition, they've opened for the introspective songwriter, Kevin Devine, at legendary Hoboken, NJ venue Maxwell's.
Les Vinyl have recently been building up steam playing around the NYC/NJ area in promotion of their second LP, ThinkingOverThinking, including shows at Arlene’s Grocery, Crash Mansion, Public Assembly, Maxwell’s, and the Knitting Factory. Their first album Bright Gray and the EP that followed, Nafia Mail, have grown a cult following and are available on Bandcamp.com and iTunes. Check out Les Vinyl on the cover of AWE magazine.
Check out Ingrid leading Staten Island's own P.S. 22 Chorus!