DH4, August On Sunday, Frankly Benjamin, Linden St. Connection

In The Map Room


August On Sunday

Frankly Benjamin

Linden St. Connection

Wed · March 22, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

DH4 - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
A superior guitarist, Dan Haedicke (pronounced Ha-dik) has developed his own melodic and bluesy jazz voice. In All The Ways, his recording debut as a leader, is filled with warm and memorable melodies, concise solos, and music that is both creative and accessible. Dan founded the Kwality label in 2007 as both a vehicle for his recording projects and as an opportunity for him to work as a producer with such artists as the modern New Orleans soul singer Tondrae Kemp. He has worked extensively as a guitarist (including with Lil’ Fame, Cisco Adler, The Diplomats, Rich Boy, and B. Slade) and as a producer. The live performances of his DH4 and the release of In All The Ways put the focus on Dan Haedicke’s jazz guitar playing and composing, showing that he is a talent well worth knowing about.
August On Sunday - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
August On Sunday
Stemming from a dream about a review in a newspaper, August on Sunday has and will be, "a rock and roll experience." Danny Axel (August on Sunday guitarist and vocalist) and Steven James ( radio host of the Steven James Experience) crafted the dream into a humbling reality in the summer of 2004. Upon James' enlistment into the army Axel found the assistance of Rob D. (bassist and vocalist) and Sully (drums), the band started to craft the foundation of the AOS sound in the summer of 2009. A careful blend of rock, pop, soul, grunge, punk and jazz has attracted listeners and fans into the AOS wheelhouse. A slacker sophistication separates August on Sunday from its predecessors and bands to follow. Equal parts dedication and love allow AOS to continue their rise in the rock ranks. Having amassed a full length album, Slacker Blues, a soon to be recorded follow up album a dizzying 200+ live show count, August on Sunday sits ready and willing to garner new fans. With an earnest clarity of a true rock and roll experience, August on Sunday cannot be happier with their future.
Frankly Benjamin - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Frankly Benjamin
Frankly Benjamin is a seven-piece indie rock band based out of Brooklyn.

It was at Walter Reed Middle School in Los Angeles where Caitlin Cook (vocals, guitar) and Wyatt Stone (vocals, guitar) first met. The two twelve-year-olds became fast friends while singing and performing in the school. For the next decade, both separately pursued music, gathering stories and writing songs along the way. Then in the summer of 2016, fate brought the the two back together in Brooklyn, and they began writing together alongside Gregory Bunis (baritone saxophone). Out of this foundation, Frankly Benjamin would emerge, welcoming musicians Kevin Urvalek (drums, vocals), William Carrigan (bass, vocals), Daniel Thompson (trombone), and Connor Phoenix (keys) into the fold to fill out their ever-growing sound. And shortly after, the seven-piece Brooklyn-based band began to take the stages of such classic New York City venues as Webster Hall, Arlene's Grocery, and Bowery Electric.

With its members hailing from all over America and drawing from the vast landscape of musical influences, Frankly Benjamin embraces a fresh and formidable sound that is equal parts indie rock, soul, and folk. A gritty descendant of the Decemberists, second cousin to Parliament/Funkadelic, or great-grandchild of Fleetwood Mac, Frankly Benjamin effortlessly blends raw lyricism, resounding harmonies, and infectious melodies with echoes of classic soul brought to bear by the band's prominent horn section.

As the band continues to play out and refine their live presentation, they are concurrently in the process of recording their debut EP and several subsequent singles. One of these singles ("Old Friend") describes an encounter between two old friends and the realization that they don't have anything in common anymore. Luckily for Frankly Benjamin and its fans, Caitlin Cook and Wyatt Stone were able to pick up right where they left off and then some. Life does indeed have a habit of coming full circle.
Linden St. Connection - (Set time: 7:00 PM)
Linden St. Connection
Heavily influenced by New Orleans music and music from the singer-songwriter genre, our members include musicians from the entire spectrum of the New York Music Scene. Our front person, Caitlin Bement, is an award-winning vocalist who, on top of co-writing our book, has worked with diverse artists in her time with Carnival Cruise Lines and has also backed Sinbad at the Cutting Room. Jon Sheckler, co-leader and drummer, has played with many artist including the Liaisons and leads his own jazz trio featuring Linden St. Bassist Aron Caceras. Jordan Ziskin has been successfully writing for and leading the Liaisons for the last year at venues like The Bitter End and Rockwood Music Hall. Karl Markgraf has been playing regularly at the Shrine, Bowery Electric, the Bitter End and many other clubs since arriving in New York.
Venue Information:
The Map Room at The Bowery Electric
327 Bowery
New York, NY, 10003