As we approach AFP’s big festival this coming weekend at the Paper Box, here is more info and site links for the live music you will be hearing. Sponsor eMusic will be there with up-to-the-minute tweets and social media reporting from their Editor in Chief, Joe Edward Keyes. You can see their Youtube channel for the fest HERE. The Paper Box will also be streaming the event live through their site. As we will be hosting some of the best emerging musical talent to be found in NYC, we will also have the honor of hosting some esteemed, well-established bands that you do not want to miss!
Kicking off the 3-day festival on Friday, NYC’s El Pueblo will perform their reggae, soul-infused music. Redheadphone will follow, with their funky, positive vibe. As the evening gets into full swing, School ov Thought will perform their blend of hip hop/reggae/acoustic, thought provoking sounds. Later in the evening, Push Method will take to the stage with their high energy level. Just after midnight, the last live music performance on Friday is by Brooklyn-based Argotec, with a heavy hitting blend of rap, techno, and rock. The evening will continue to the wee hours, when the DJs take to the decks.
Saturday’s live music will begin with the chilled-out sounds of Minnie and Aya, with Lachi taking to the stage at 9pm with her cathartic, not-to-be-missed performance. Electro-funk duo Comandante Zero and artist Oh10m1ke will also play a set that is sure to get the crowd moving! Just after 11:30, the final live musical act of the evening, Apollo Heights, will bring us a performance to remember with their loud, colorful, and sensual sound. Like Friday night, after the live music, DJs will continue the dance party until 3am.
Sunday will bring together a unique blend of musicians. As the all-ages day of the festival, there will be something for everyone to enjoy. At 2pm Jon Samson of CoCreative Music will perform a set that is not only kid-friendly, but fun for the rest of us! Following Jon’s performance, Inky Glass will bring her mix of blues and folk to the crowd. The last live music performance for the festival will be very special, where the accomplished, Grammy-nominated Ze Luis Quartet will play some of the best Brazilian jazz you will ever hear! Closing out the festival on Sunday, Gashouse Films will present a curated selection of short films from some of the best emerging film talent in NYC.
Stay tuned to our blog this week, as we will feature all of the artists participating in the festival! Check out the full schedule HERE.