Photo: Gregory Porter @ Town Hall, NYC – Feb 14

 

Photos by Victoria Ford/Sneakshot

Lucky couples and singles alike packed the room at Town Hall in New York City Friday night for a triple threat of performers. Starting the show were up and coming local talents, Chris Turner and Jennah Bell who performed a spine-tingling bluesy/folk inspired set together. And the minute the incomparable Gregory Porter reached the stage, he was greeted with a standing ovation.

The jovial singer engaged the audience with jokes sprinkled throughout the set, stories about his mother, and mounds of praise and appreciation for all the love in the room that night. The vocals were no less than what you’d hope for – strong, deep, and steeped in emotion and vulnerability. The set spanned music from all three of his albums, including popular songs “1960 What?,” “Liquid Spirit,” and “Be Good (Lion’s Song).”

NYC: #Offline with Q-Tip and Natasha Diggs on Hiatus, Returns 2/19

Due to the impending snow storm this week and all around crappy weather, #Offline at Output is on hiatus. We’re saving our energy, and Q-Tip, Natasha Diggs and Giant Step will be back next Wednesday on February 19th.

All advanced tickets for this week’s party (2/12) will be refunded.

Stay bundled up and warm, and we’ll see you all next week!

 

 

 

Red Bull Sound Select Presents: ‘New York’ Curated by Giant Step ft. Thundercat, Tondrae Kemp, & Special Guest @ LPR – Feb 19

 

In partnership with Red Bull Sound Select (RBSS), Giant Step is proud to curate the February installment of the awesome New York music series featuring Thundercat, Tondrae Kemp, and a very special guest to be announced! Join us on February 19 at LPR for what’s unquestionably going to be a magical night.

About RBSS
Red Bull Sound Select is an ongoing program that gives love to local music scenes, hardworking bands, and its supporters. It is a long-term music initiative that invests and connects artists and fans with one another to be part of the stories that break music. Every month, a collective of local music curators invite three new artists from each participating city into the program and host a Red Bull Sound Select Presents showcase to introduce them.

Event Details
Red Bull Sound Select Presents: New York Curated by Giant Step ft. Thundercat, Tondrae Kemp, & Special Guest

Wednesday, February 19
7PM

Tickets: $3 with RSVP for arrivals before 9PM / $10 with no RSVP & for arrivals after 9PM
RSVP Now!

Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St
New York, NY

Throwback Thursday: Los Amigos Invisibles with Brazilian Girls at Irving Plaza – June 4, 2004

Los-Amigos-Flyer

This week’s Throwback Thursday takes us back to a show we did in 2004 at Irving Plaza with Los Amigos Invisibles and then, up-and-coming Brazilian Girls. Giant Step had worked with both bands for a number of years, and seeing their careers grow and them putting on this fantastic show for us was really amazing. Originally from Venezuela, Los Amigos came together in the early 90s during a time of heavy rock and gave us a refreshing mix of funk and jazz, infused with the best genre ever: DISCO. Brazilian Girls came up from the NuBlu club with a sound that can’t easily be described but is something like electronic music mixed with elements of tango and reggae. As a result, this pairing was an explosive and fun concert that had even the least inclined to jump up and dance.
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