Goolis, Anchorlot, Art Class, Morningbird, Xander Ferreira



Art Class


Xander Ferreira

Thu · June 15, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Anchorlot is a hard-hitting high energy alternative rock band based out of New York City.
Art Class - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Morningbird was founded by Max Challis and John Cattini, who met in 2012 at Berklee's 5-week summer program. The two began writing music together at Berklee in 2013, and released their first self-titled EP in October of 2015. The two spent the next year putting together their first full length album, "Only Believe In Love".
Xander Ferreira
Xander Ferreira
South African visual artist and musician, Xander Ferreira, formerly known as Gazelle, became one

of the country’s most recognized musicians, known especially for his popular fusion of

contemporary electronic sounds and traditional African music. Celebrated for his flamboyant stage

persona and enigmatic performances, he took to the stage in 17 countries around the globe. His

musical journey has seen him collaborate with artists like Peaches, St. Lucia, Findlay Brown and

The Bloody Beetroots.

After Gazelle’s success, Xander moved to New York where he embarked on a journey to create,

what he calls, “A reverse version of Paul Simon’s Graceland”, in turn fusing African sounds with a

variety of American musical styles.

Following his relocation to New York, Xander teamed up with Steve Williams on Drums

(De La Soul, Sade, Digable Planets), Paul Frazier on Bass (David Byrne, Chic, Chaka Kahn,

Arrested Development, Digable Planets) and David Bailis on Guitar (John Forte, Pimps of Joytime)

to form a new group for a solo project. Xander’s signature new sound is a fusion of influences

ranging from South African traditional music, Afrofunk, 60’s Pop, Soul and Psychedelic Rock ac-
companied by an undertone of Electronic sound.

With regular shows at Mercury Lounge, Baby’s All Right, Nublu and Le Poisson Rouge, Xander has

established himself solidly in the live music scene of New York. This May, Xander is releasing his

debut EP with three new recordings. The songs speak of the painful introspection that is

sometimes necessary in the struggle to find a sense of place. Being an immigrant in the United

States as a 10th generation African born Caucasian of mixed heritage, Xander’s dream is to build

cultural bridges through his music amidst a divided United States and taking this spirit into the rest

of world. The EP will be released on May 18th through his social media channels.
Venue Information:
Bowery Electric
327 Bowery
New York, NY, 10003