Saturday, November 28, 2009

Checkout Ten Feet Deep The shows are great – music to make you dance and a fun night for all!

Ten Feet Deep - "Hands Down [they're] the Best Around"

The shows are great – music to make you dance and a fun night for all!
Webster Hall
125 East 11th Street, New York, NY 10003 (United States) - Map
Set: 8:00 PM
Tickets: $8

Monday, December 7, 2009

Trickle Up Young Professionals Council Holiday Open House @ The Suffolk
107 Suffolk Street, New York, NY (United States) - Map
Set: 7:00 PM

Thursday, December 10, 2009

French American Bistro
295 E Main Street, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549 (United States) - Map
Set: 9:00 PM
All Ages
Tickets: FREE!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

North Star Restaurant
85 Westchester Avenue, Pound Ridge, NY 10576 (United States) - Map
Set: 9:00 PM
All Ages
Tickets: FREE!

Ten Feet Deep is (in order, below): Peter Chema, Brendan Ryan, Alexander Craig and Mike Leff.
Their chemistry is palpable. Makes sense considering the boys grew up together in Bedford, NY. They earned their moniker when their high school band played their first show in front of friends and family in the deep end of a 10-foot-deep swimming pool. Ten Feet Deep went their separate ways in college (Yale, Manhattanville, SUNY Purchase, and Lafayette, respectively) before reuniting.
We’d love to take credit for discovering these guys, but with only a demo (listen here) they’ve already opened for Justin Timberlake, Avril Lavigne and Béla Fleck.

"I was with someone else,
laughing in a room,
taking her to dinner
But I thought of nothing else
but sleeping with you
does that make me a sinner?" -Someone Else
Their catchy pop-ready song structures coupled with emotionally intelligent lyrics and Alexander Craig's sensitive swagger hearken less to Jack Johnson and John Mayer than old school crooners like Harry Connick Jr. or Chris Isaak. Plus, these guys aren't too cool to admit the occasional heartbreak.
"We've got lives and we're gonna use them
We've got hearts and we're gonna bruise them." -Peach
We're pretty confident they get the girl in the end.
The guys play the NYC and East Coast college circuit and have a regular gig at NorthStar, a little gem of a venue, that happens to serve fantastic food. (Read NY Times review) Word of note: Philip Maniatty, NS Owner, Musician and Producer is so smitten, he's producing 6 tracks on their upcoming LP set for release January 2010. John Lissauer (producer, Leonard Cohen) is producing 2 additional tracks and Brendan Ryan the remainder. Stay tuned.

"I'm your first
play your cards right, I may be your last...
So I'm told you lost your mind at the races
chasing hounds with L.A. faces." -Stranger (Hands down)
And just for kicks, here's a raw acoustic clip of the guys busking in Washington Square Park:

And here competing for 95.9 The Fox contest. Hands down, they're the best around.

Posted by Rooted Grass at 4:06 PM

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