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

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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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APAP 2014 Reflections & Recap

 

The Association of Performing Arts Presenters 2014 Conference: “Shine”

Illuminating Events, Colleagues, and Showcase Concerts

Words by Evangeline Kim

Photos by Evangeline Kim, Craig S. Hyman, and Gabi Porter

The theme for the 2014 APAP conference is ‘SHINE’, and our intent is to shine a light on the work of the professionals in the performing arts presenting field. It is the time for our industry to take center stage – to propel our creative energy into the communities we serve, across America and across the globe, and to communicate our value as innovators and entrepreneurs for bringing people together and improving their quality of life. – APAP CEO and President Mario Garcia Durham

Just as the bite of the polar vortex lifted here in New York City, thousands of members of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP), from all over the world arrived for its annual 2014 conference, January 9 -14. The catalytic role the conference fulfills in the performing arts industry makes the city spring to life with a whirl of events and showcase concerts. One must be nimble with focus and stamina to take in the daily conference tracks, visit the overflowing expo hall booth exhibits to sample talent agents’ roster offerings, and dash to showcases that stretch long into the night. The levels of energy and excitement were intense this year, balanced by APAP CEO and President Mario Garcia Durham’s enthusiasm, warmth, and calming presence as he presided over plenary meetings and happily greeted colleagues. Standing ovations over the course of the meetings were the barometer of yet another highly popular conference. We wonder sometimes, what other event could bring on such energy in this city to start the new year?

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Throwback Thursday: Tribute to Ronny Jordan

A couple of weeks ago, we were extremely shocked and saddened to hear of the untimely passing of Ronny Jordan, British guitarist and good friend of Giant Step. Jordan came onto the scene in the early 90s at the forefront of the acid jazz movement, which combined elements of R&B, hip-hop, and jazz. The unfortunate news prompted us to remember the career of an incredibly talented musician that we’ve been lucky to support from the beginning.
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