Aza Nizi Maza

TurnStyle Music Group Presents

Aza Nizi Maza

Ten Ton Man, Frank Persico, Julien Funk, Marlowe Grey, DecaDence

Thu, August 9, 2012

7:00 pm

Arlene's Grocery

New York, NY


This event is 21 and over

Aza Nizi Maza - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Aza Nizi Maza
Aza Nizi Maza is George Clinton making sweet passionate love to Stravinsky while Pink Floyd jammed out a live score. A full 6 piece band complete with a burning horn section, is funk psychedelic soul complex in rhythms, layers and distortion. Randa Eid (singer) and Brian Abbott(bass) hit the road in 2010 with their new wave rock outfit Grub Animal. After a 30 show tour the band decided to take a hiatus as two members moved to Montreal, Canada. With a deep passion to keep writing and performing Randa approached Brian about collaborating on a new funky soulful project. Singer/writer Randa Eid has been described as Peaches mixed with Bjork. Lead guitarist/composer Brian Abbott a multi-instrumentalist is noisey rock music, avant garde jazz, and pop music, usually with a bent toward the freakier side of life. Drummer, Abbott Segel has a funky original style with hints of groovin' rock, soul, and just a touch of something heavier. Peter Bellomo ( bass/ vocs) hails from a classical opera and rock/funk backgrounds. Hugh Ash (Trumpet) has played with the likes of Coco Rosie. ANM songs are as kaleidoscopic as their style, and lyrics. Randa's songs are a dissection of the uber hip tragedy through crass yet poignant lyrics arching over to more ethereal creations exploring the awe and curiosity of childlike ache.
Ten Ton Man - (Set time: 7:00 PM)
Ten Ton Man
Ten Ton Man is a dark and emotional take from a rootsy perspective. Songwriter Paul Livornese, brings his personal stories to life in his songs, on Ten Ton Man’s Debut album.

On Ten Ton Man's debut album, this trio of Paul Livornese on vocals and guitar, Paul Dugan, on upright and electric bass, and one of the founding members of "Big Lazy", are joined by session drummer Paul Tripp to create a landscape of songs that tell the story of a man who contemplates the life that has been dealt him. Unofficially the "Rocco's Midlife Crisis" saga.

Ten Ton Man is joined by Kelly Pratt on brass, who has played with Beirut and Arcade Fire and Erik Della Penna, Guitarist for Natalie Merchant, who adds lap steel and slide, on this indie, rootsy album.

Influences by Nick Cave and Johnny Cash can be heard throughout.
Frank Persico - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Frank Persico
Frank Persico is a New York City based Singer/Songwriter.
Julien Funk - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Julien Funk
Julien Funk is building considerable momentum following the release of the ‘Painted Thief’ EP. Their single ‘Look Me Up’ won grand prize in the NYC Rising 2011 contest from among 800+ applicants. Since joining forces in New York from abroad (Canada [x2] with one crazy Italian) the band was off to a fast start by playing their first show during CMJ 2011. Notable New York accomplishments include performances at Webster Hall and Piano’s during the 2011 CMJ festival, shows at Arlene's Grocery, Bitter End, and Rockwood Music Hall and airplay from Q104.3FM tri-state commercial radio.
Marlowe Grey - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Marlowe Grey
Marlowe Grey is a blend of dark romantic distant memories coupled with the vibrant fresh breath of living in the moment. This kind of Grey has never looked so vivid and rich in color! Brooklyn-based Marlowe Grey was formed by musicians AJ Pietro and Michael Koslow, with the goal of creating soundscapes that sit on top of AJ's simple, yet emotionally charged songwriting. The current ensemble of AJ, Angel Lozada, Trent Blackham, Alex Wirkmaa and Paula Croxson create vibrant arrangements of sound, layering over a heartfelt foundation with sensitive craftmanship and the subtle tones of the flute. This original combination builds upon strong material while exploring new ways of expression. Marlowe Grey’s new single, ‘Midnight In Brooklyn’ was released this past September and will be followed by an EP, which will break dawn this coming winter.
DecaDence - (Set time: 12:00 AM)
Brooklyn girl (soon to be RN) with a different kind of reggae, mixing it with French style and Tex-Mex accordion, some soul and samba. Her years in Senegal and France sparked her love for world fusion music, as well as being a mommy to little Ayo.
Venue Information:
Arlene's Grocery
95 Stanton St.
New York, NY, 10002