Nouvelle Vague Return With 3 And Play New York June 17th

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Nouvelle Vague, the French band that conquered the world with bossa nova covers of punk and new wave classics, return to New York this summer to play The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza on June 17th. The band’s NYC show will be the one of the first in their tour across the USA and Europe.

Their third album 3 (US release date tba) features Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore, Ian McCulloch of Echo And The Bunnymen, Terry Hall of the Specials and Funboy Three Magazine’s “Parade” sung by Barry Adamson.  Aside from the reggae and bossa nova interpretations, the songs are also inspired by country music and bluegrass. For this is what Nouvelle Vague do best; they take the songs that you adore and make you fall in love with them all over again.

Show Starts At: 09:00 PM
Advance Price: $25.00

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Rich Medina Graces The Decks At Hudson On Monday 6/1

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Giant Step presents Philly’s very own Rich Medina to Hudson on June 1.  A man capable of turning a party out with just his left pinky finger, Big Rich will hold it down playing hip hop, jazz, house, Afrobeat and bass heavy future soul.

This is the only Monday night party you can count on (even if we say it ourselves), so make sure and come through for one of the most consistently quality selectors in the scene.

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Video & Photos From Janelle Monáe At Private Park Charity Event – May 12

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In true Giant Step style, alien princess Janelle Monáe gave an unforgettable performance to celebrate the opening of Hudson Hotel’s Private Park with Charity Water. In her girl-android persona, she was convincing yet funky in songs like “Many Moons,” and her frantic energy was infectious. Later she slowed the vibe down when she sang “Smile,” showing off her stunning vocal skills.  With the crowd beckoning for more, she closed her set with what has become Janelle’s rock star signature finale: crowd surfing into a sea of fans.

Hosted by Hudson, Giant Step, and Charity Water, the event raised enough money in donations to build a Hudson Well and provide more than 225 people with clean water.

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Win A VIP Package To The Roots Picnic Summer Getaway In Philadelphia

unknown2Enter to win tickets to the 2nd Annual Roots Picnic and a VIP weekend package in Philadelphia, the home of The Roots! Held June 5 – 7 at the Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing on the waterfront, The Roots Picnic stars the Grammy-Award winning hip-hop stars and newly minted house band of “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,” The Roots, Santigold, Kid Cudi, King Britt, The Black Keys, TV on the Radio, Asher Roth and more. There will also be a special feature performance by Public Enemy, playing It Takes A Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back, backed by Antibalas and The Roots.

The prize weekend includes:
•  Two free tickets and VIP access to The Roots Picnic and Picnic Pre-Party
•  Round-trip transportation on Amtrak*
•  Two nights hotel accommodation for you and a guest at the Hyatt Regency at Penn’s Landing
•  Signed copy of the limited edition Philly 360° book featuring The Roots
•  Dinner for two at one of Philly’s spectacular restaurants
•  A gift basket filled with goodies from local boutiques and restaurants and more!

*Roundtrip transportation provided by Amtrak on scheduled service from northeast corridor train station closest to winner’s residence served by Amtrak to Philadelphia.

Enter to win at two.one.five magazine.